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Obituaries September 22, 2022

CahueJOSEPHINE CAHUE-RECK

Josephine Cahue-Reck, passed away August 19.

Beloved wife of the late Andrew Cahue and the late Maurice Reck; loving mother of Debra (Manuel) Fernandez, Diane (Dave) Garratt and Denise (Tim) Erdmann; dear grandmother of Adrienne Fernandez, Mariah (Dustin) Vail, Elisabeth (Nicholas) Hernandez and David Andrew Garratt. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held August 25 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice, with a Service and Time of Remembrance held at the funeral home. Interment, Saint Mary Cemetery, Evergreen Park. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

LEO DORASKI

Leo Doraski, age 81, passed away August 19.

Beloved husband of the late Patricia (nee Adams) Doraski; loving father of Paul Doraski; dear grandfather of Alexander, Miles, Amaya and Lola; cherished son of the late Anna (nee Wielgopolski) and the late Joseph Doraski; fond brother of John Doraski, Margaret Jessick, Donald Doraski, Joseph Doraski, the late Stanely Doraski, the late Florence Polokowski and the late Regina Dowidchuk. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. Arrangements entrusted to care of Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com

JAMES D. EDWARDS

James D. Edwards, age 58, passed away August 10.

Cherished son of the late Helen (nee Hoffman) and the late John Edwards; dear brother of Jack (Kim) Edwards, the late Thomas Edwards, Jane Widner, Mary Jo Lesniak and Steven Edwards; caring uncle of Chris, Bill, Steven, Amanda, Amie, Steven, Natalie, Rosemary, Samantha and Zachary. Also survived by relatives and friends.

Visitation was held August 27 at the Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Cremation rites have been accorded. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

HoganMARCIA ANN HOGAN

Marcia Ann Hogan, age 62, passed away September 1.

Beloved wife of Bobby Dewayne Bates; loving mother of Robert (Christina) Monhollen and Garrett (Anne Marie) Bates; dearest grandmother of Daemon Monhollen, Brayden Mateja and Grayson Bates; loving missed by her grand-pups, Hemi and Nala Bates and grand-lizard, Mushu the Dragon; cherished daughter of the late Marie Zei (the late John “Punkie” Wilson) and the late Robert Franklin Hogan; dear sister of Carol (the late Tom) Held, Robert (Viv) Hogan, Mick (Sally) Hogan, Mary (Fred) Hogan-Hetke and Michael Wilson. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held September 7 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice with a Time of Remembrance held at the funeral home. Interment, Fairmount-Willow Hills Memorial Park, Willow Springs. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

HuebnerMARY ANN HUEBNER

Mary Ann Huebner (nee Waraner), age 86, passed away September 4.

Beloved wife of the late Douglas E. Huebner; loving mother of Keith, Kim (Bob) Burch and Cindy Huebner; dear grandmother of Kristen, Melissa, Kevin, Corey, Vinnie, Brenden and Gianna; great grandmother of Haley, Alexis and Melody; dear sister of Annette, the late Stanley and the late Bill. Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Funeral was held September 12 from the Richard-Midway Funeral Home, 5749 Archer Ave. (corner of Lorel) processing to St. Faustina Kowalska Church for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation was held September 11. For funeral information call 773-767-1840 or www.richardmidwayfh.com.

InmanARDITH INMAN

Ardith Inman was a longtime educator at Evergreen Park High School

A memorial service was held for Ardith Inman at the First United Methodist Church of Evergreen Park on September 17. She passed away on August 18 at the age of 97.

Ardith was one of less than a dozen teachers hired (physical education) to start Evergreen Park High School in 1954. She also served as Dean (Director of Student Affairs) until her retirement in 1980. She started a scholarship that benefited many students and was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2009.

For over 50 years she was a volunteer at the First United Methodist Church of Evergreen Park serving on publicity, newsletter, chairing almost every committee, organizing fundraisers, singing in the choir, ringing handbells and doing whatever else needed to be done.

Ardith was also a renowned parliamentarian and an officer in the international Parliamentarian Association. She traveled worldwide conducting meetings and teaching her passion.

She was inducted into the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an honorary society for women teachers, in 1964. She served Beta Beta Chapter and Lambda State President (1983-85), served as International Parliamentarian from 1976-1986 and 1992-2006 and received the International Achievement Award 1988-1990. She served as parliamentarian for many local, state and national organizations. In addition, she was awarded honorary life membership in the Illinois PTA. She enjoyed gardening and travel. She was a wonderful neighbor and friend who shared her gift of knowledge and strength. Her presence benefited numerous local organizations and individuals.

Donations can be made in Ardith’s memory to the First United Methodist Church of Evergreen Park.

STANISLAW KOMPERDA

Stanislaw Komperda, 66, of Chicago Ridge and formerly of Chicago’s Garfield Ridge neighborhood, died September 17.

He was the beloved husband of Danuta (nee Strama); loving father of Krzysztof (fiancée Jolanta Stawiarska) and Jakub Komperda; devoted son of the late Helena (nee Bukowska) and late Stanislaw Komperda; dear brother of Jan Komperda and Zofia (Andrzej) Komperda; fond son-in-law of Maria and late Jan Strama; also survived by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 22, from 4-8 p.m. at Zarzycki Manor Chapels Ltd., 5088 S. Archer Ave., Chicago. Funeral will be Friday, September 23, at 9 a.m. from the funeral home to the Church of St. Bruno. Mass 10 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. \

KozinaKATARZYNA KOZINA

Katarzyna Kozina (nee Goleba), age 50, passed away August 26.

Beloved wife of Janusz Kozina; loving mother of Marta Goleba; cherished daughter of Stanislawa (nee Szymczyk) and the late Marian Goleba; dear sister of Beata (David) Willy and Malgorzata (Tomasz) Figurski; fond aunt of nieces and nephews; dearest cousin of Iwona Kania; treasured godmother of Angelika Fiedorowicz. Also survived by relatives and friends.

Funeral was held August 31, family and friends gathered at Saint Albert the Great Church, 8029 S. Central Ave., Burbank for Mass. Interment, Poland. Arrangements entrusted to Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

MulicaJAN “JOHN” MULICA

Jan “John” Mulica, age 52, passed away September 3.

Beloved husband of Grazyna “Grace” (nee Podgorski) Mulica; loving dad of Daniel Mulica and Kristina Mulica; dearest son of Agnieszka (nee Basiorka) and Wladyslaw Mulica; dear brother of Stanislaw (Agatha) Mulica, Maria (Krzysztof) Wajda and Jozef (the late Helena) Mulica; treasured uncle of many nieces and nephews; cherished godfather of Angelica Rafacz; loved son-in-law of Maria (nee Ferenc) and the late Jan Podgorski; fond brother-in-law of Stanislaw (Malgorzata) Podgorski and Barbara (Stanislaw) Rafacz. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Proud parishioner and founding member of the Saint Stephen Deacon and Martyr Polish Ministry.

Visitation was held September 8 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held September 9, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Stephen Deacon and Martyr Church, 17500 S. 84th Avenue, Tinley Park for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

NietoJUANA NIETO

Juana Nieto, age 91, passed away September 5.

Visitation was held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S Archer Ave, Chicago, Jonathan F Siedlecki, Owner/Director. Funeral Mass was held at St Nicholas of Tolentine Church in Chicago. Final resting place is St Mary’s Cemetery, Evergreen Pk. To leave any tributes, please visit Funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIL.com.

ReynaZOILA M. REYNA

Zoila M. Reyna (nee Barrientos), age 76, of Chicago, Chicago Lawn community, passed away September 8.

Beloved mother of Edwardo Reyna, Monica (Matt Garza) Reyna and Jose (Amber Camcho) Reyna; dearest grandmother of Emma Dean, Grace Dean, Kennedy Reyna, Samantha Garza, Jose Reyna Jr. and Sophia M. Reyna; dear sister of Leticia Barrientos and Henry Barrientos and the late Leonel Barrientos and late Jose Luis Barrientos. Loving aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held September 12 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation at the funeral home on September 13 until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Joseph Church for Mass. Cremation private. Condolences may be sent to Zoila’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

PATRICK J. SALACHPatrick J. Salach, age 73, passed away September 10.

Beloved husband of the late Michalene (nee Prodyma); loving father of Kimberly Seehoffer, Patrick S. (Daniela), Tiffanie (Jim) Principe; dear grandfather of Ronald (Sam), Brittany, Nicholas, Ryan, Justin, Zachary, Michael and Joseph; great grandfather of Brayden, RJ, Naomi, Remi, Rilynn, Raine, Navy and Giovanni; dear brother of Carol, Mary, Richard and David. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Funeral was held September 16 at the Richard-Midway Funeral Home, 5749 Archer Ave. (corner of Lorel) processing to St. Daniel the Prophet Church for mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation was held September 15. For funeral information call 773-767-1840.

SierzegaROBERT SIERZEGA

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyRobert Sierzega, age 80. U.S. Army Veteran, Ret. Patrolman for the C.P.D.

Beloved husband of the late Elaine A. (nee Sierecki) for 59 years; loving father of Danette Sierzega; dear grandfather of Kristen Schillaci; dear brother of Glenn (Ret. U.S. Marshall) (Denise) Sierzega; proud godfather of Leigh Anne; fond uncle of Billy, Lindsey and Scott; beloved son of the late Stanley Sierzega and the late Helen Sierzega-Krzystofiak.

Private Interment at Resurrection Cemetery.

TomasovichMICHAEL J. TOMASOVICH

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyMichael J. Tomasovich, age 73, passed away August 24. US Army Vietnam War Veteran.

Beloved husband of the late Susan (nee Eder) Tomasovich; loving father of Tanya (James) Bruce, Natalya Tomasovich (Brian Mathews), Nadine Tomasovich and Michael Tomasovich Jr.; dearest papa of Jake and Joseph; cherished son of Katherine (nee Plesa) and the late John Tomasovich; dearest brother of Cathy Tomasovich. Also survived by relatives and friends.

Visitation was held August 27 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice, with a Service and Time of Remembrance held at the funeral home. Interment, Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

B WilliamsonBILL P. WILLIAMSON

Bill P. Williamson, age 59, passed away September 11.

Proceeded in death by 1 day by his father Paul V. Williamson. Bill is survived by his loving Mother, Mary Lou (nee Maniates). He was the devoted and cherished father of Vincent Michael Williamson and Gina Marie Williamson. Bill will be missed by his many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.

Funeral arrangements were private.

P WilliamsonPAUL VINCENT WILLIAMSON

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Paul Vincent Williamson passed away September 10, six days before his 90th birthday. Army Veteran Korea.

He was the beloved husband of Mary Lou (nee Maniates); loving father of Deborah Williamson, Paul Vincent Williamson and the late Bill Paul Williamson; cherished grandfather of Vincent Michael Williamson and Gina Marie Williamson; dear brother of Lawrence (Jean) Williamson, Zena (late Leo) Chartier and the late Helen Duncan and late Eugene Williamson; fond uncle of Nicholas Palmares, Ronald Palmares, Dave Williamson, Larry Williamson, Leo Chartier, Larry Chartier and the late Lyne Williamson. Great uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Paul was buried at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery September 14. Friends and family met at the cemetery for Paul’s Committal Service with Military Honors.

 

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