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AndersonCAROL ANN ANDERSON

Carol Ann Anderson (nee Janota), age 76, passed away October 15.

Beloved wife of the late John Anderson; cherished daughter of the late Frances (nee Blitek) and the late Julian Janota; loving sister of Julian (Sandi) Janota, Francine (the late Sam, Sr) Covey, Maureen (Tom) Stewart and the late Frank Janota; dear aunt of Jennifer (Ryan) Slaughter, Sam Jr. (the late Stephanie) Covey and Joseph (Aaron) Covey; loving aunt and great-aunt of many. Also survived by relatives and friends.

Visitation was held October 20 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held October 21, Service and Time of Remembrance were held at the funeral home. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

ELAINE BIELIK

Elaine Bielik, 76, passed away on November 25 at her Palos Heights home with family by her side.

Elaine was born on the South Side of Chicago to the late Frances and Stephen Bielik. She was a loving sister to the late Robert (Nancy) Bielik, Collette (George) Vojtech; dedicated mother of Cheryl (Michael) Brody, Darlene (Robert) Gallagher, and Celeste Fikejs (Scott); proud grandma of Isaac, Miryam, Aaron, Henry (Kaitlin), Joe, Liam, and Peter; fond aunt of Don Bielik, Kathie Johnson, and Steve Bielik; and dear cousin to Lynnette (Michael) Palmisano.

Elaine worked as executive administrative assistant in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office for over 30 years. She retired following her legal work at Ungaretti and Harris.

Elaine’s happiness was surrounded by her grandchildren, being the cruise director of many vacations and reading mystery novels.

Visitation will be Wednesday, November 30, from 3-9 p.m. at Becvar & Son Funeral Home, 5539 W. 127th St., Crestwood. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 1, with Chapel Prayers starting at 9:30 a.m. followed by a procession to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 15050 S. Wolf Road, Orland Park, for a 10:30 a.m. Mass. Interment Good Shepherd Cemetery in Orland Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her memory may be made to [http://Pancreatic%20Cancer%20Action%20Network%20]Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or the American Cancer Society.

DANIEL CARBERRY, SR

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyDaniel Carberry, Sr., age 62, of Brookfield. Army 82nd Airborne Veteran.

Beloved husband of Nancy Carberry (nee Lipman), fond father of Dan (fiancé Meagan Boatright) Carberry, Jr.; brother of Kathy (Al) Makowski, Peter (Pat) Carberry III and Patricia (Bob) Buehler; brother-in-law of Bill (LeAnn) Lipman and Joyce (Bill) Lietzow; uncle of many nieces and nephews and cousin to many.

Visitation was held November 18 at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield. Visitation was held November 19 to time of Service at Westchester Community Church, 1840 Westchester Boulevard, Westchester. Interment private Mt. Hope Cemetery. Memorials appreciated to Westchester Community Church. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com. If you wish to send a sympathy card or Mass card to the family, please feel free to send it to Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513, c/o The Dan Carberry Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

MANUEL CHAVEZ-CASA

Manuel Chavez-Casa, age 55, passed away October 31.

Will be forever missed by loving family and friends. Visitation was held at Szykowny Funeral home, 4901 S Archer, Chicago, Jonathan F Siedlecki, Owner/Director. Funeral Mass was held at St Agnes of Bohemia Catholic Church. Final resting place St Casimir Cemetery. To leave any tributes, please visit funeral home website at www.SzykownyfuneralhomeIl.com.

DiCosolaCHIARA DICOSOLA

Chiara DiCosola, age 78, passed away peacefully the morning of November 18.

She was the beloved wife of the late Carmine; loving and devoted mother of Anna (Anthony DeRosa) DiCosola and Rosa (Brian) Stone; cherished Nonna of Bella Stone; dear sister of Vito (Giovanna) DiCosola, Anna (Vito) Falco and Gaetano (Francesca) DiCosola; fond aunt of Sandy (Jim), Joseph (Lynn), Rose (David), Rosella (Anthony), Michael (Larissa), Lisa (Jon Paul), Michael (Jenn), Antonio (Annie), Vito (Linda), Rosa and Isabella (Gabriel) and great aunt to many.

Visitation was held November 20 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held November 21 until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Daniel the Prophet Church for Mass. Entombment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Christ the King Mausoleum.

DorePHILIP A. DORE

Philip A. Dore, 93, of Oak Lawn, passed away on November 19 peacefully in the comfort of his home surrounded by loving family members.

Phil was a devoted husband for 64 years to his wife, the late Yvonne Dore, and the loving father of 12: Philip (Marjory); David (Peggy); Cynthia (Richard) Olczyck; Deborah Dore; Celia (Richard) Pollak; Claudia (Roger) Lubaszka; Tony (Mary); the late Daniel (Sophie); Miles (Linae); Eddie (Debby); Jimmy (Stefane); Delores (Keith) Kislow; 34 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Phil is survived by 11 of his 12 children and also his youngest brother Roger Dore. Phil was preceded in death by his first wife, LaVergne, brothers Rev. James Dore, Daniel Dore and sister Marilyn Klimara.

Phil and Yvonne raised their family in Our Lady of Snows’ Parish, located in the Vittum Park neighborhood of Chicago.

He retired from the Chicago Police Department in 1986 after 33 years of service. Phil and Yvonne enjoyed their retirement years traveling the United States in their Airstream.

In 1996, he made his lifelong dream a reality when they successfully made the trip to Alaska for three months. Phil enjoyed square dancing, bowling, golfing, fishing, cruising and playing cards.

Funeral services have been held.

ElmerROSE ANN ELMER

Rose Ann Elmer (nee Gorlewski), age 93, passed away October 15.

Loving mother of Penny (Bruce) Guthrie, Teri Navin, Deb Gallichio and Pat (Erin) Elmer; dear grandmother of Jeff (Dana) Gallicio, Michael (Angela) Guthrie, Tim Navin, Adam (Colleen) Elmer, Katie Navin, Katriona Elmer and Matthew (Lisa) Guthrie; dearest great-grandmother of 11; cherished daughter of the late Martha (nee Schwartz) and the late Anthony Gorlewski; fond sister of the late Sr. Mary Agna (Lucille) Gorlewski, the late Sr. Gerald (Mary) Gorlewski, the late Edward (the late Della) Gorlewski, the late Genevieve (the late Ray) Stanis, the late Anthony Gorlewski, the late Frank (Marian) Gorlewski, the late Kay (the late Howie) Hanson and Gerald (Corrie) Gorlewski. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, are much appreciated. Visitation was held October 20 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice with Service and Time of Remembrance held at the funeral home. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

EspinosaJESUS M ESPINOSA

Jesus M Espinosa, age 88, passed away November 13.

Will be forever missed by beloved family and friends.

Visitation was held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S Archer Ave., Chicago. Jonathan F Siedlecki, Director, Owner. Funeral Mass was held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Chicago. Final resting place Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. To leave any tributes, please visit funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIl.com.

JurisDAVID W. JURIS

David W. Juris, age 70, passed away November 18.

Beloved husband of Joan (nee Rave) Juris; loving son of the late John and Lorraine Dziurkiewicz and stepson of the late Bill Levantino; cherished brother of Dorothy (nee Dziurkiewicz) (Ron) Gabl, Michael Levatino, Jim (Denise) Levatino, Linda Hadden, Tom (Mary) Zander and Cathy (Rick) Murlack; fond brother-in-law of Jeanne Golf; dear uncle of Jason (Theresa Weeks) Golf, Erika (Dustin) Sladcik, Allyson (Nick) Fane and Anthony (Anna) Gabl and great uncle of many. Proud Member of the Knights of Columbus.

Visitation was held November 22 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held November 23 at the funeral home until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to Two Holy Martyrs Parish, St. Symphorosa Church for a Mass of Chrisitan burial, followed by a procession to Resurrection Cemetery Chapel for David’s comital service where he was buried in the family plots at St. James Sag Cemetery in Lemont.

MARIA KRUCZEK

Maria Kruczek (nee Bieszczad), age 94, of Norridge, passed away November 19.

Beloved wife of the late Joseph Kruczek; loving mother of Yolanda Kruczek; dear sister of the late Tad Bieszczad.

Services and Interment private Acacia Park Cemetery, Chicago. Arrangements entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com. If you wish to send a sympathy card or Mass card to the family, please feel free to send it to Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513, c/o Maria Kruczek Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

KrzysiakWLADYSLAW KRZYSIAK

Wladyslaw Krzysiak, age 70, passed away October 15.

Beloved husband of Marzena (nee Grzelak) Krzysiak; loving father of Paul (Nikki) Krzysiak and Kasia (Daniel) Rogoz; dearest grandpa of Tony, Victoria, Mia and Jack; cherished son of the late Anna (nee Mateja) and the late Walenty Krzysiak; dear brother of Ludwina (the late Stanislaw) Skorusa, Franciszek Krzysiak, Jan (Aniela) Krzysiak, the late Stanislaw Krzysiak, the late Aniela (the late Jan) Krupa, the late Andrzej (Helena) Krzysiak and the late Bronislawa (the late Andrzej) Skorusa. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held October 18 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held October 19, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Faustina Kowalska Church, 5255 S. McVicker Ave., Chicago for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

McGuire Joan Monica KYSISTER JOAN MONICA MCGUIRE

Sister Joan Monica McGuire, O.P., Dominican Sister of Peace and former director of the Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the Archdiocese of Chicago, passed away Nov. 21. She was 90 years old.

Sr. Joan served in the Archdiocese of Chicago as director of the Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs from 1987-1992 and from 1996 until she retired in 2013.

Early in her tenure as director, Sr. Joan was very involved in establishing a covenant relationship of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Archdiocese of Chicago. Joseph Cardinal Bernardin explained that the covenant called “for a posture of openness toward each other and a movement beyond what divides us to dialogue on what mutually concerns us.” Sr. Joan led the procession on Oct. 31, 2017, when Cardinal Blase Cupich renewed this covenant with Bishop Wayne Miller of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod on the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.

“Sr. Joan was always supportive of my ideas as a young associate director in the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, and she helped me receive a grant to begin a Catholic-Muslim Education Program in local high schools,” said Dr. Rita George Tvrtkovic, professor of theology at Benedictine University. “As one of the only female EIA Officers in the United States at the time, she was a role model for me and to so many others.”

Sr. Joan was a delegate of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin’s Chicago Catholic-Jewish Dialogue visit to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, and under the leadership of Cardinal Francis George, Sr. Joan co-directed “A Pilgrimage of Love” to Constantinople and Rome.

While serving in the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sr. Joan was an instructor in the Institute of Pastoral Leadership at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Illinois. She also served as a member of the Joint Working Group of the World Council of Churches Faith and Order Commission and as co-chair of the Illinois Council of Churches.

Sr. Joan was instrumental in making the 1993 convening of the Parliament of the World’s Religions a reality and remained deeply involved in the Parliament’s work for many years.

“Sr. Joan was a wise, humble and compassionate leader who worked tirelessly to build lasting relationships among Christians and with people of the world’s religions,” said Susan M. Pudelek, assistant director of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s EIA Office. “She will be deeply missed by those who came to know and work with her. We all benefit today from her legacy of faithful leadership in the name of Jesus.”

As a testimony to her remarkable contributions to ecumenical and interreligious relations, the archdiocesan EIA Office named an award in her honor, which recognizes outstanding contributions to local Christian and interreligious dialogue.

“For more than three decades, Sr. Joan McGuire expertly directed ecumenical and interreligious affairs for the Archdiocese of Chicago,” said Dan Olsen, director of the EIA Office. “Her pioneering and exemplary work helped build the deep relationships among religious communities in Chicago that persist to this day. The interreligious fabric of Chicago has forever been changed for the better because of Sr. Joan.”

Sr. Joan served as a teacher at St. Michael School in Orland Park, Academy of Our Lady in Chicago and Spalding Academy in Spalding, Nebraska. She was the regional coordinator of the Western Region for the former Dominican Sisters of St. Catharine in St. Catharine, Kentucky, from 1969-1972. McGuire was elected president of the former Dominican Sisters of St. Catharine from 1972-1980 and served on their leadership board from 1992-1996.

All funeral services will be held privately at the Sansbury Care Center Chapel.

ParisBARBARA JOYCE PARIS

Barbara Joyce Paris (nee Sondelski), age 74, passed away October 17.

Beloved wife of the late Tim Paris; loving mother of Scott (Sherry) Sondelski, Kasandra Paris and Tammy (Brian) Rodely; dear grandmother of Steven (Stephanie) Montalto, Theresa (Tim) Nard, Justin Montalto, Katarina Paris, Emily (Dylan) Langford, Delaney Martin, Kelsey Rodely and Zach Rodely; dearest great-grandmother of Anthony, Michael, Joseph, Steven Jr., Camila, Amelia, Callum and Aro; cherished daughter of the late Loraine (nee Miskovic) and the late Stanley “Lefty” Sondelski. Also survived by relatives and friends.

Visitation was held October 21 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held October 22, Service and Time of Remembrance were held at the funeral home. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

WojtonikMARGARET F. WOJTONIK

Margaret F. Wojtonik (nee Setlak), age 83, of Chicago, passed away peacefully at Mother Theresa Home, surrounded by her loving family on October 15.

Beloved wife for 61 years of Joseph D. Wojtonik, Sr., who preceded her in death. Loving mother of Mary (late Michael) Hogan, Joseph D. Wojtonik, Jr. and Patrice Wojtonik (fiancé Scott David); preceded in death by newborn daughter, Deborah Wojtonik; parents, Josef and Mary (Lorek) Setlak; siblings, Angeline (late John) Palilunas, Frank (late Vera) Setlak, Cecilia (late Victor) Mockus, Josephine (late Edward) Wachtor, Dorothy (late Joseph) King, Raymond (late Janet) Setlak and Anna (late Michael) Hutsko. She is survived by brother-in-law, Walter (Marlene) Annerino, sisters-in-law, Frances (late Frank) Wojtonik, Adele (late Edward Pisarczyk) Hanlon and many nieces and nephews. A heartfelt thank you to all of her caregivers at Smith Village Rehabilitation, Mother Theresa Home Skilled Nursing and to Apex Hospice. Donations in Margaret’s honor may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Memorial Visitation and Celebration of the lives of both Margaret and Joseph Wojtonik was held October 23 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held October 24, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to St. Bede the Venerable Church, 4440 W 83rd Street, Chicago for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

 

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