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Obituaries for Jan. 6, 2022

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MacARTHUR ANTIGUA

MacArthur Antigua, 79, of Palos Hills, passed away on December 25.

He was the beloved husband of Flordevilla Galinato Antigua, loving father of MacArthur Antigua, and Lora Lee Banzali; Cherished grandfather of Meera Antigua, Leela Antigua, Livy Banzali, Faryn Banzali, Zayla Banzali; devoted son of the late Marcial, Sr. and Paciencia nee Ycong; dearest brother of Tomasita, Francisco and Gemma, and the late Sister Mary Estelle, Sister Mary Immaculata, Sister Mary Marcia, Marcial Jr.

Visitation was December 30 with a Funeral Service at 5 p.m. at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 Southwest Hwy., Palos Hills.

Interment private.

AtilanoESTHER C. ATILANO

Esther C. Atilano (née Calderon), 95, lifelong resident of the McKinley Park community, passed away peacefully December 21.

Esther was the beloved wife of the late Jesse Atilano; loving mother of Carmen Marose, Jesse J. Atilano, Bonnie (Jim) Ariel and Mark W. (Gina) Atilano; proud Nani of Michelle Marose, Michael (Barbara) Marose, Brandon (Cecilia) Atilano, Jesse Atilano, Simon Atilano, Charlie Atilano, Vanessa (Dan) Medlin, Natalie (Nate) Wolfe and Jason (fiancée Stephanie Reter) Atilano; loving great grandmother of Jake, Micaela, Issac, Isabel, Jayden and Harper; dear sister of Frank (Cecile) Calderon and Alfred (Rae) Calderon. Esther was loved and cherished by many friends, family, nieces and nephews.

Esther will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband, Jesse at St. Mary Cemetery. All services at this time will be private. Esther’s family will be planning a Celebration of her Life at a later date. Please visit Esther’s personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com and sign her guestbook.

ChrapustaTERESA CHRAPUSTA

Teresa Chrapusta (nee Trzewiczek), 72, passed away December 26.

Beloved wife of Boguslaw Chrapusta; loving mother of the late Steven Chrapusta (Sean Sieczka); dearest grandmother of Emma Chrapusta-Sieczka; cherished daughter of the late Antonina (nee Derela) and the late Boguslaw Trzewiczek; dear godmother of Robert Sliwinski; fond sister-in-law of Danuta Marszalek and Teresa (Kazimierz) Lonski. Also survived by relatives and friends.

Visitation was held December 30 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held December 30, Service and Time of Remembrance were held at the funeral home. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. 

CiezobkaBARBARA CIEZOBKA

Barbara Ciezobka (nee Garbacz), 52, passed away December 19.

Beloved wife of Czeslaw Ciezobka; loving mother of Justyna Ciezobka and Marcelina Ciezobka; cherished daughter of Jozefa (nee Waksmudnska) and the late Stanislaw Garbacz; dear sister of Danuta (Andrzej) Scislowicz and Krzysztof (Marta) Garbacz; fond sister-in-law of Michal Ciezobka. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held December 30 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held December 31, prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Faustina Kowalska Church, 5255 S. McVicker Avenue, Chicago, for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. 

GENY DALLA COSTA

Geny Dalla Costa (née Da Costa), 69, late of Orland Park, passed away on December 24.

She was the wife of Jim Dalla Costa; mother of Flavia (Alex) Becerra; grandmother of Alejandra Becerra; sister of Emival Da Costa, Marcia Williams, the late Eurivaldo (Martha) Da Costa and Marcos Da Costa; aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Geny was a hairstylist.

Funeral Services were held on December 30 at Thornridge Funeral Home.

Interment Assumption Cemetery.

GressH. CAROL GRESS

Carol Gress (neé Kasprowicz), 92, of Naperville, formerly of Chicago’s Clearing community, passed away peacefully December 22.

She was the beloved wife of the late Albert Gress; loving mother of Alan (Katherine) Gress, Nancy (Robert) Stepusin, Daniel (Tamara) Gress and Jim (Maureen) Gress; proud grandmother and great grandmother of many. Carol will be dearly missed by her many nieces, nephews and friends.

Carol was a very dedicated and active member of St. Symphorosa Church, where she was involved in many fundraising and social functions. She was the Past President and longtime member of the Altar and Rosary Society and a Cantor and choir member for many years.

Visitation was held December 29 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. in Summit. Visitation was held December 30 until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to Two Holy Martyrs Parish, St. Symphorosa Church, 6135 S. Austin Ave, Chicago, for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Carol’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

ANNA HAWRYLA

Anna Hawryla (nee Lewandowska), 62, of Burbank, formerly of Chicago’s Archer Heights community.

Loving mother of Monika (Krzysztof) Młynarski, Marcin (Marta) Hawryła, Małgorzata (Marcin) Wisniewski, Michalina (Kajetan Kopec) Hawryła, along with their father Władysław Hawryla; dearest grandmother of Oliwia, Daria, Szymon, David, Amanda, Adam, and Matilda; dear sister of Danuta (Mieczysław) Kubś, Mirosław (Teresa) Lewandowski, Małgorzata (Marian) Stawicki and Agnieszka (Tomasz) Kanigowski; devoted daughter of the late Zenobia (z domu Staniszewska) and Stanisław Lewandowski; fond daughter-in-law of Rozalia (late Josef) Hawryla; fond aunt of many.

Visitation was held December 22 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, 8999 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. Funeral was held December 23 from the funeral home to Our Lady of the Mother Church for Mass.  708-839-8999 or www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

JUDITH EILEEN HOFFMAN

Judith Eileen Hoffman, 73, of Palos Hills, passed away on December 28.

She was the beloved partner to Edward McDermott; devoted daughter of the late Robert and Ruth nee Patrick Hoffman; loving sister of Maureen (the late Michael) Dildine and Susan Hoffman; dear aunt of many nieces and nephews.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Fun Club.

Visitation was January 4 at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 Southwest Hwy., Palos Hills, to Sacred Heart Church. Interment St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery.

For information or to express your condolence, visit www.palosgaidasfh.com

LoconsoleONOFRIO LOCONSOLE JR.

Onofrio Loconsole Jr., 91, of Chicago’s Clearing community, passed away December 22.

Beloved husband of the late Marian Cariello; loving father of Teresa Carl, Onofrio (Donna) Loconsole and Samuel Loconsole; cherished grandfather of John Carl, Onofrio Loconsole and Christian Loconsole; dear brother of Victoria. Onofrio was preceded in death by his other siblings, Antionette, Frank, Angie, Joseph, Dominic, Benito, Michael, Franklin and Theresa.

Visitation was held December 29 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held December 30 at the funeral home until Celebration of Life Service. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Longtime member of St. Symphorosa Super Club. Please offer your condolences to Onofrio’s family on his personal tribute website at: www.foranfuneralhome.com.

MARY ELLEN MYJAK

Mary Ellen Myjak (née Quigley), 86, late of Orland Park, passed away on December 17.

She was the wife of the late Chester A. “Chet” Myjak; mother of Bob (Lynn), Jim (Suzanne), Beth (Dan) Murray, Bill (Carole) and Tim (Connie) Myjak; grandmother of Bryant (Jackie), Eric, Brad (Katie), Laurie (Noah) Thompson, Sandy (Eric) Sipes, Jimmy (Jessica), Courtney (David) Ferazza, Mitchell (fiancée Michaela), Julia (fiancé Ethan) and Jessica Myjak; great-grandmother of seven; sister of John (late Ruth) and the late James (Janice) Quigley; aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Mary Ellen was a retired secretary at Mount Carmel High School with 27 years of dedicated service.

Funeral Services were held on December 29 at Thornridge Funeral Home.

Interment Good Shepherd Cemetery.

OrlofMAGDALENA ORLOF

Magdalena Orlof (nee Sowizrat), 81, passed away December 23.

Beloved wife of the late Jozef Orlof; loving mother of Yolanda (John) Krzysiak and Robert (Donna) Orlof; dear grandmother of Daniel Krzysiak, Vanessa Krzysiak and Alex Orlof; cherished daughter of the late Maria (nee Rupert) and the late Adam Sowizrat; fond sister of Eleonora Ziemba and Tadeusz Sowizrat. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held December 28 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held December 29, prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Fabian Church, 7450 W. 83rd Street, Bridgeview for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. 

OrtegaMARIA ELENA ORTEGA

Maria Elena Ortega, 56, of Summit, passed away December 22.

Beloved wife of Florentino Avila; loving mother of Cynthia (Ramon) Citron, Samara Lemus and Jesus Avila; cherished daughter of Angeles Cervantes and the late Pedro Ortega; dear sister of Edgar Solis, Angela Ortega, Karla Nunez, Sandra Nunez and Pedro Ortega. Maria will be missed by her many nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation was held December 30 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held December 31 until time of Celebration of Life Service. Procession from the funeral home to Resurrection Cemetery where Maria Elena will be laid to rest. Condolences may be sent to Maria’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

RuizGUILLERMO RUIZ

Guillermo Ruiz, 80, of Chicago’s Garfield Ridge community, passed away peacefully December 20 at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was the husband of Juana Antunez de Ruiz; cherished father of Velia Leticia (Gerardo) Lozano, the late Guillermo Ruiz and Eric Ruiz; proud grandfather of Guillermo, America, Eric and Diego; dear brother of Teresa Ruiz.

Visitation was held December 22 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. in Summit. Visitation was held December 23 at the funeral home until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Clare of Montefalco Church located at 5443 S. Washtenaw Ave. Chicago for a Mass of Resurrection. Guillermo was buried with his late son, Guillermo December 27 at St. Mary Cemetery.

ALBERT S. SIENKOWSKI JR.

Albert S. Sienkowski Jr., 81, of Bridgeport.

Devoted son of the late Caroline (nee Stefanski) and late Albert Sienkowski Sr.; dearest brother of Sophie (Bill) Davis and Tony Sr. (Linda) Sienkowski; dear uncle of Al Davis, Tony Paul Sienkowski, Lorie Foster and the late James Paul “Jay” Davis; fond great nephew of Lil’ Jimmy; best friend of the late Anthony H. Schultz.

Visitation and funeral were held January 3 with prayers at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 5088 S. Archer Avenue, corner of Keeler. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

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