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Obituaries March 24, 2022

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CarrilloJOSE CARRILLO

Jose Carrillo, age 89, of Chicago, Brighton Park community.

Beloved husband of Maria (nee Martinez); loving father of Nicolas Carrillo, Lucia Perez, Maria Pagliuca, Meliton Carrillo, Jose Carrillo, Auselmo Carrillo, Modesto Carrillo, Lupe Carrillo and Irene Carrillo; dearest grandfather of 26; great grandfather of 28; fond uncle of many.

Visitation was held March 18 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 5088 S. Archer Ave., corner of Keeler.  Funeral was held March 19 from the funeral home to the Church of St. Bruno for Mass. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. 773-767-2166 or www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

MARIA S DEHERNANDEZ

Maria S Dehernandez, age 90, passed away February 8.

Will be forever missed by loving family and friends.

Arrangements and visitation were held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S Archer Ave, Jonathan F Siedlecki, Director/Owner. Funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Snows Parish, Chicago. Interment will take place in Mexico. To leave any fributes, please visit funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIl.com.  

JOSE A FLORES

Jose A Flores, age 72, passed away February 12.

Loving husband of Carmen Cervantes. Will be missed by loving 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 Church, Chicago. Final resting place St Casimir Cemetery, Chicago. To leave a tribute please visit funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIL.com.

GaldynHELENA GALDYN

Helena Galdyn (nee Repa), age 91, passed away February 2.

Beloved wife of the late Franciszek Galdyn; loving mother of the late Maria Galdyn, the late Jan (Ludwika) Galdyn and Wojciech Galdyn; dear grandmother of Christine (Peter) Okreglak, Kevin (Agnes) Marshall, Andy (Natalia) Galdyn and Ashley Galdyn; dearest great-grandmother of Lillian Marshall and Jackson Marshall; fond sister of Zofia Polak, Ludwina Sieczka and Jan Repa. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held February 7 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held February 8, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Albert the Great Church, 8029 S. Central Avenue, Burbank for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.

JOAN E. HAMMERSTEIN

Joan Hammerstein, nee Bell, of Palos Hills, 78, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 13.

She was the beloved wife of John for over 60 years; loving mother of Cheryl (Bruce) Gianpetro, Cindy (John) Siperly and Mark (Brigid) Hammerstein; cherished grandmother of Maria and Nate Gianpetro, Eric, Austin, Luke, and Jack Siperly and Francesca Hammerstein; great-grandmother of Autumn and Isabella Siperly; daughter of the late Ozell Sielecki nee Warren; sister of Barbara, Linda, and the late Merle and Harold.

She was employed by Christ Hospital as a registered nurse for over 20 years.

Joan’s greatest joy was spending time with her family, enjoying many family get-togethers, and attending various sporting and school events for her grandchildren.

Joan enjoyed spending time with John and family at their cabin in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She will be missed by all who loved her and knew her.

Visitation was March 15 and her funeral was March 16 from Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 Southwest Highway, Palos Hills, to Sacred Heart Church. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

HandGAIL EVA HAND

Gail Eva Hand (nee Turner), age 84, longtime resident of the South Side of Chicago, Clearing community, passed away March 11.

Beloved wife of 62 years to Ronald Hand; loving mother of the late Gail S. (John) Rodriguez and Peter Hand; cherished grandmother of Jahmila Rodriguez, John (Cynthia) Rodriguez, and Stevie Rodriguez; dearest sister of Norma Siedlecki; also survived by numerous loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

Services were held at Central Chapel, 6158 S. Central Ave., Chicago, where family and friends gathered on March 15. Funeral service was held March 16 in the funeral home chapel. Cremation followed in accordance with her wishes. Please visit Gail Hand Book Of Memories. To express your thoughts or memories in the online guest book, visit www.chapelc.com or www.facebook.com/centralchapel. Info. 773-58-9000.

LiceaMARIA BARRIGA SANSON DE LICEA

Maria Barriga Sanson de Licea, age 91 years, of Chicago, Garfield Ridge community, passed away peacefully at home March 7.

She was the beloved wife for 64 years to the late Jose Licea; cherished mother of the late Espiridion Licea, Juana (Eloy)Marcos, the late Miguel (Maria) Licea, the late Rodolfo (late Silvia) Licea, Sergio(Martha) Licea, Jose (Angelita) Licea, Refugio (Maria) Licea and Maria (Jesus Flores) Licea; adored grandmother and great grandmother of many; dear sister of Ruben (Raquel) Barrigan. Maria was preceded in death by many brothers and sisters. She was a dear aunt and great aunt to many.

Visitation was held March 11 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem) with a Service in Celebration of Maria’s after. Visitation was held on March 12 at the funeral home until time of prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Gall Church for Mass. Condolences may be sent to Maria’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

STANISLAW MAJKRZAK, SR.

Stanislaw Majkrzak, Sr., of Hickory Hills, formerly of Chicago.

Beloved husband of the late Rozalia (nee Kenick); loving father of Casimir, Annie (Allan) Citta, Tad (Anne) Majkrzak, Stanley, Jr. (Agnes) Majkrzak, Lottie (Leonard) Rakus, John (Cindy) Majkrzak and the late Mary (late Bobby) Potoniec; dear grandfather Christopher (Malgorzata) Majkrzak, Monique Dudczyk, Casey (Jennifer) Komosa, Deanna (Brett) Rapaport, Tadziu Majkrzak, Michael McNulty, Alexa (Casey) Tietz, Sebastian (Emily) Majkrzak, Christian Majkrzak, Johnny Majkrzak and Olivia Majkrzak; dearest great grandfather of James, Aiden, Max, Camden, Nicholas, Logan, Emery, Trevor and Meredith; dear brother of Bronislawa, Zofia and the late Josephine, Wladyslaw, Franciszek and Janina; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Stanislaw was a member of Kolo Nr. 83 Podczerwone.

Visitation was held March 10 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 8999 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. Funeral was held March 11 from the funeral home to the Church of St. Patricia for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. 708-839-8999 or www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

MrozekMARIA MROZEK

Maria Mrozek (nee Szewczyk), age 95, passed away February 1.

Beloved wife of the late Wladyslaw Mrozek; loving mother of Anna (the late Andrzej) Kaminski, Zofia (Stanislaw) Gacek and Wladyslawa (Jozef) Kaminski; dear grandmother of 12 and treasured great-grandmother of 19; cherished daughter of the late Rozalia (nee Zoltek) and the late Stanislaw Szewczyk; fond sister of Anna Bloniaz. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held February 6 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held February 7, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Fabian Church, 7450 W. 83rd Street, Bridgeview for Mass. Interment, Cmentarz Parafialny, Szaflary, Poland.

NedvedJOSEPH G. NEDVED

Joseph G. Nedved, loving father of Anita, Joseph (Hollie) and Amy Nedved (Craig); devoted son of Dolores (nee Suchomel) and the late Joseph E. Nedved; dear grandfather of Ava, Noah, Liam, Emma and Giana; dearest brother of Tom (Carla) Nedved and Cathy Severson; fond uncle of Kenneth Severson, Brenda and Rachel Nedved.

Visitation was held March 19 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 8999 S. Archer Avenue, Willow Springs. Funeral Services followed at the funeral home. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations made to Amita Health Hospice Care appreciated.708-839-8999 or www.zarzyckimanorchapels.com.

RiosJOANNE RIOS

Joanne Codiamat Rios, age 74, of Chicago, Archer Heights community, passed away March 10.

She was the beloved wife of the late Richard A. Rios; loving mother of Richard (Peggy) Rios and the late Lynette R. Rios; cherished grandmother of Ashley, Anthony, Justin and Brianna; dear sister of Nicholas (Diane) Codiamat and the late Andrew (Arlene) Codiamat and the late Barbara (Ronald) Schroeder. Joanne will be remembered dearly by her many nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation was held March 21 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem) until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Richard Church for a Mass of Christian burial. Joanne was laid to rest next to her husband at Resurrection Cemetery. Condolenes may be sent to Joanne’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

RomoltEVELYN ROMOLT

Evelyn Romolt (nee Goldberg), age of 92, passed away suddenly February 26.

Evelyn was the beloved wife of the late Oscar, having been married for 64 years. She was the daughter of the late Esther and Harry; sister to the late Clarence, Allen “Sonny”, and Henrietta; dear sister-in-law of the late Ben, Abe, Clara, and Veta. Her greatest joy was being a mother to Ray (Shelly), Curtis (Christine), and the late Bennett. Evelyn’s grandchildren Courtney, Lauren (Jake), Caitlin, and Maddie, were a constant source of pride. She was thrilled when her great granddaughter, McKenzie arrived.

Visitation and Services were held privately. Private Interment Menorah Gardens Cemetery, Broadview. Arrangements entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com. For those of you that would like to express your condolences to the family, please visit our website and you can leave the family a message. If you wish to send a sympathy card to the family, please feel free to send it to Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513, c/o the Evelyn Romolt Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

TamasALICIA VILLARREAL TAMAS

Alicia Villarreal Tamas, age 45, of Hinsdale, passed away March 9.

Beloved wife of Andrei Tamas; devoted mother of Luke, Jacob and Ethan; cherished daughter of J. Conception Villarreal and Alicia Gallegos Villarreal; dear sister of Silvia (Ahsan) Karim, Ted (Paola) Villarreal and Joe (Starla) Villarreal; fond aunt of Isabel, Nathan, Anais, Sabrina, Sophie, Samantha, Sarah, Joey, Eva and Philip; loved daughter-in-law of Floare Stan and the late Andrei Tamas; dear sister-in-law of Virgil (Cristina) Tamas, Mary (Andrei) Lamos and Anna Stan.

Visitation was held March 13 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held March 14 at the funeral home until time of Prayers. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of the Snows Church. Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

TempelHELEN M TEMPEL

Helen M Tempel, age 85, passed away February 12.

Helen will be forever missed by her beloved family and friends.

Visitation was held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S Archer, Chicago, Jonathan F Siedlecki, Director/Owner. To leave a tribute, please visit funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIL.com. 

JAMES E. THOMPSON

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyJames E. Thompson, 77, late of Orland Park, passed away on March 15.

Jim was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a lieutenant. He was an active member of Reber Tesmond VFW Memorial Post 2604, Village of Orland Park Veterans Commission, and Veteran’s Voices.

He was a retired attorney in a private law partnership, during which time he argued a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

He was the husband of Donna Boddy nee Stapel; father of Amanda “Mandy” Thompson; step dad of Craig (Laurie) Boddy M.D.; brother of Marilyn (John) Birchall and Betty Ann Thompson; son-in-law of of Alice Stapel; brother-in-law of Gail (Dave) Tropeck, Douglas Stapel, and Kim (Jeff) Pozza; uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on March 27 at Thornridge Funeral Home in Orland Park. Funeral Mass will be held on March 28 at St. Michael Church in Orland Park. Interment will be at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

 

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