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Obituaries September 15, 2022

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DAVID BAISA SR.

David Baisa Sr., 66, of Orland Park, passed away on September 4.

He was the beloved husband of Sandra, nee Russelburg. Proud father of Aimee (Brad), Katie (Mark), David Jr., Emilee (Brett), Lucy, and the late Paul. Dearest grandpa of Andrew, Isabella, Nathen, Franklin, Everett, Caden, Joseph, Leo, Neenah, and Ivy.

Dave loved his guitars, the Blues, his Harley, and Dorothy his dog.

Visitation was September 8 at the Becvar & Son Funeral Home, 5539 W. 127th Street, Crestwood. Interment will be private.

CiezczakBRONISLAW CIEZCZAK

Bronislaw Ciezczak, age 84, of Orland Park, formerly of Chicago, Archer Heights community, passed away August 29.

Beloved husband of the late Stanislawa (nee Zatloka) Ciezczak; loving father of Czeslaw (Zofia) Ciezczak, Aniela (Stanislaw) Szczechowicz, Andrzej (Dorota) Ciezczak, Wladzia (Andrzej) Lojek and Zofia (Jan) Bzdyk; dearest grandfather of Christopher (Samantha) Ciezczak, Christina (Bartek) Karpiel, Beata (Wieslaw) Zwijacz, Andrzej (Donna) Szczechowicz, Monika Szczechowicz, David, Peter and Caroline Ciezczak; Bernadette (Erik) Gruchalski, Daniel (fiancé Colleen) Lojek, Barbara, Robert and Matthew Bzdyk; great grandfather of Hubert, Jakub, Izabella, Olivia, Veronica, Maximilian, Sophia, Julia, Stanley, Emilia and Anthony; devoted son of the late Aniela (nee Marusarz) and late Jan Ciezczak; dear brother of the late Henryk (Aniela), late Leopold (late Anna), Wladyslaw (Mary) Ciezczak, Mary (Louis) Konat and the late Joseph (Stella) Ciezczak; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held September 2, at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 8999 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. Funeral was held September 3 from the funeral home to Our Lady, Mother of the Church for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery 708-839-8999 or www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

DiosdadoERNEST DIOSDADO, SR.

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyErnest Diosdado, Sr., age 76, passed away August 24. US Army Vietnam War Veteran.

Loving father of Ernest Jr. (Kate) Diosdado, Veronica (Andrew) Hugger, Sonya (Hugo) Carrillo, Vince (Janette) Diosdado and Angel (Adela) Diosdado; dear grandfather of Elyssia DeLeon, Jasmin Carrillo, Anthony Taylor Jr., Jasmine Shanahan, Ariel Diosdado, Ares Diosdado, Aiden Diosdado, Ashton Diosdado, Sophia Diosdado, Ariana DeLeon and Juliana DeLeon; dearest great-grandfather of Cameron Burnette, Julian Taylor, Leilah Shanahan, Elliott Shanahan and Leonardo Shanahan; cherished son of Felipa (nee Guerro) and the late Apolonio Diosdado; fond brother of Aurora Martinez, Evelia Fernandez, Mirtha Serna, Felipe Diosdado, George Diosdado, Joe Diosdado and Hugo Diosdado. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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

DusekJANINE MARIE DUSEK

Janine Marie Dusek (nee Pingatore), age 65, of LaGrange Park, passed away September 1.

Beloved wife of the late Ronald Dusek; loving mother of Rachel Dusek; dear daughter of the late James and late Sophie Pingatore; loving sister of James (Nancy) Pingatore and Judy (Chris) Capalbo; beloved aunt to Carissa, David, Anthony and the late Corinne. She will be missed by many more family members and life-long friends.

Memorial visitation was held September 8 until time of Mass at St. Daniel the Prophet Church. In lieu of flowers donations in Janine’s name to The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation of America, 375 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, N.J. 08034 or www.mymsaa.org. Please share your memories with Janine’s family on her personal tribute website at: www.foranfuneralhome.com.

GorskiPHYLLIS GORSKI

Phyllis Ann Gorski (nee Dappen), age 78, of Summit, passed away September 1.

Phyllis is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Gerald, her parents Edward Dappen and Cleophas (Fisher) and her brother Edward. Phyllis is survived by her three children, Jackie, Andrew (Paula), and Brian (Andrea); proud, funny, and most loving grandma of her pride and joys her seven grandchildren Emily, John, Andrew, Elizabeth, Joseph, Brian, and Olivia. Phyllis is survived by his sister-in-law Judy Gorski (Fred Meyer), their daughters Sarah (Aaron) and Rachel, her nephew David (Veronica) Dappen and her niece Phyllis (Steven) Suntrup and their sons Steven and Thomas.

Memorial visitation was held September 10 at St. Joseph Church until time of Mass. Procession from church to Resurrection Cemetery. Please send your thoughts and condolences to Phyllis’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

DIEGO J. HERNANDEZ

Diego J. Hernandez, age 68, of Willowbrook, formerly of Chicago, passed away September 4.

Loving father of James Hernandez and Alexandra Barragan; dearest grandfather of Aiden and Logan Torres, Jasel and James Hernandez Jr., Mariah and Korina Clark; devoted son of Maria Concepcion Ramirez and the late Alfonso Hernandez; dear brother of Jose Hernandez, Javier Hernandez, late Leticia, late Gilbert and late Romero Hernandez; best friend of Alexandra Gromek with son Adam Lem; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held September 9 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 8999 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. Funeral Services followed. Resurrection Garden Mausoleum 708-839-8999 or www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

CARMELLA “CARME” JANDACEK

Carmella “Carme” Jandacek (nee Janda), age 84, of La Grange Park.

Beloved wife of the late Anthony J. Jandacek, Jr., fond mother of Camille (Jim) Pinotti; dear grandmother of Gianna Pinotti; friend to many.

A Celebration of Life was held September 11 until time of Service at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield. In lieu of flowers, donations appreciated to DuPage Figure Skating Club, PO Box 544, North Aurora, Il 60542. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com. 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 Carmella Jandacek Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

ESTHER L. JOHNSON

Esther L. Johnson, 103, of Durango, Colorado, formerly Palos Park, passed away.

She was the beloved wife of late Dwight; loving mother of Gregg and Scott (Janice); cherished grandmother of Paul, Christine (Trae) and Molly (Ben) and fond great grandmother of Dalton, Koby, Jordon and Jacob.

She was past president of Palos Park Woman’s Club. She reinstated PPWC Farmer’s Market and established the Taste of Palos. She was a 40-year member of Palos Park Garden Guild I and past member Swallow Cliff NSDAR. Member of Durango Sarah Platt Decker NSDAR.

Memorials to the Palos Park Woman’s Club Scholarship Fund in her honor would be appreciated.

KaczmarskiMARIOLA KACZMARSKI

Mariola Kaczmarski (nee Owca); age 70, of Willowbrook, passed away September 3.

Beloved wife of the late John Kaczmarski; loving mother and Kasia (Piotr) Rabianski; dearest grandmother of Isabella; devoted daughter of the late Janina Brzezianska and the late Tadeusz Owca; dear sister of Elzbieta (Leszek) Papla, Andrzej Owca and the late Boguslaw Owca; also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family here and in Europe.

Visitation was held September 11 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 8999 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. Funeral was held September 12 from the funeral home to the Church of SS. Cyril & Methodius for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. 708-839-8999 or www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

LewandowskiMARIE B. LEWANDOWSKI

Marie B. Lewandowski (nee Sladek), age 94, of Naperville, formerly of Brookfield, passed away September 3.

Beloved wife of the late Alfred M. Lewandowski; cherished step-mother of Sandra (Thomas) Burrell and Dennis Lewandowski; dear grandmother of David (Kelly) Burrell, Dwayne (Julie) Burrell, Christopher (Julie) Lewandowski, Diana (Brian) Silhan and Alysa (Jose) Medina; adored great-grandmother of Caitlyn, Nicholas and Matthew Burrell, Abigail and Christopher Jr. Lewandowski, Zachary, Ashley and Ryan Burrell, Nathaniel and Olivia Silhan, and Antonio Medina; dear sister of John (the late Anne) Sladek; devoted aunt of Jack (Kandy) Sladek and Carol (Dan) Richards; daughter of the late John and Olga Sladek (nee Hipsman). Marie was passionate about her parish, St. Barbara Catholic Church, and her community within the church, including St. Barbara Council of Catholic Women (CCW) and St. Barbara Senior Citizens.

Visitation was held September 8 and September 9 at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield.  Funeral September 9 to St. Barbara, Brookfield for Mass. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations appreciated to: St. Barbara Catholic Church 4000 Prairie Ave., Brookfield, IL 60513. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com. 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 Marie B. Lewandowski Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

MartinezELIA MARTINEZ

Elia Martinez, age 52, passed away August 31.

Will be forever missed and in the hearts of her beloved family and friends.

Visitation was held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S Archer Ave, Chicago. Jonathan F Siedlecki, Owner/Director. Funeral Mass was held at St Clare of Montefalco Parish, Chicago. Cremation Private. To leave any tributes, please visit funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIl.com.

MartiniJOHN C. MARTINI

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyJohn C. Martini, age 83, of Chicago, Clearing community, passed away at home September 2. Member of Airforce National Guard.

He was the beloved husband of Eleonore (nee Grzeskowiak); loving father of Michael (Christina) Martini, Sharon (Kent) Snow, Sandra (William) Cotton and John (Annette) Martini; proud and much-loved grandfather of 12 and great grandfather of 5. International President Emeritus of United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers and Proud Member of Local #11.

Visitation was held September 11 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held at the funeral home September 12 until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to Two Holy Martyrs Parish, St. Symphorosa Church for Mass. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery Garden Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers Memorials in John’s name to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be sent to John’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.  

KENNETH MYSLIWIEC

Kenneth Mysliwiec, age 76, of Brookfield, passed away September 4.

Beloved husband of Arlene Mesnard; uncle of Jeanine and Kimberly; great uncle to Jenna. Member of Civil Air Patrol.

Services Private. Arrangements entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Inurnment St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com. 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 Kenneth Mysliwiec Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

 

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