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Obituaries December 22, 2022

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FRANK BRZECZEK 

Frank Brzeczek, 97, has passed away. 

He was the beloved husband of the late Cornelia nee Onderwater; loving father of Cornelia (the late Thomas J.) Dobbin, late Judith (Robert) Gale, Jacqueline (Kurt) Peterson, the late Frank Jr. (Mary), Thomas (Tina), Timothy (Rebecca), and Ronald (Janeen) Brzeczek; Grandfather of 19; Great Grandfather of 16; Great-Great Grandfather of two; fond son of the late Wojciech “Albert” and Sophia; dear brother of Lorraine Deegan; preceded in death by seven brothers and three sisters.   

Memorial donations appreciated to Society of Little Flower in Darien. 

Visitation was December 16 at Kosary Funeral Home, 9837 S. Kedzie, Evergreen Park. Funeral was December 17 at St. Bernadette Church. Interment private. 

ADRIANA COLON

Adriana Colon (nee Torres), 86, passed away December 10.

Beloved wife of 61 years to Jose A. Colon; loving mother of Joseph Colon and Diana (Ricardo) Cuellar: dearest grandmother of Zerye Quinones and Ricardo Jr. Cuellar; dear great grandmother of Josephine and Alonzo; devoted daughter of the late Juana (nee Arroyo) and late Ramon Torres; fond sister of Ada (Carmelo) Davila, late Ramon Torres, late Paula Jimenez, late Paulina Torres, late Dora Lopez, late Victor Vega, late Francisco Torres, late Baslio Torres and late Andres Torres;  aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was December 15 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels Ltd., 5088 S. Archer Ave., Chicago. Funeral was held December 16 at the Church of St. Bruno for Mass. Interment St. Casimir Cemetery. 

ROSA M. CORREA-IBARRA

Rosa M. Correa-Ibarra, 71, of Summit, passed away peacefully at home December 11 with her loving family at her side.

She was the cherished mother of Sergio (Angelica), César (Brenda), Uriel (Jasmine), Miguel (Juana), Mayra and Monica; much loved grandmother to many and dear sister, niece, aunt, cousin, and friend to many.

Visitation was held December 18 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. in Summit. A Service in Celebration of Rosa’s life was held afterward. Per Rosa’s wishes she will be buried in Mexico. Condolences may be sent to Rosa’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

DunbarELIGIUS “AL” DUNBAR

Eligius “Al” Dunbar, 85, passed away November 27.

Beloved husband of the late Christine (nee Wesolowski) Dunbar; loving father of Jeff (Kim) Dunbar, Scott (Lora) Dunbar and Karen (Greg) Forzley; dear grandfather of Michael, Nichole, Morgan, Madison, Samantha, Christine, Christopher, Ashley and A.J; dearest great-grandfather of Kayden, Ethan, Joseph, Bradley, Jacob, Alexa and Olivia; cherished son of the late Ursula (nee Steponavicius) and the late Julius Dunbar; fond brother of Joan Pape. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was November 30 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was November 30 at the funeral home. Cremation rites to be accorded. 

FornekJEAN FORNEK

Jean Fornek (nee Buras), 98, passed away December 7.

Beloved wife of the late Ted Fornek; loving mother of John (Geraldine) and Alice (Matthew) Luetger; dear grandmother of Michael, Brian (Kenzie), Jennifer (Jim) Tsai, David and Mark; dear sister of the late Lillian (late Bruno) Berezniak, the late Lottie (late Edwin) Trybus and the late Irene (late Phil) DeSalvo. Devoted aunt to many.

Visitation was December 13. A funeral prayer service followed at the Richard-Midway Funeral Home, 5749 Archer Ave. in Chicago. Interment was held December 14 at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery for graveside services.

In lieu of flowers, donations to your favorite charity would be preferred. For more information, please call 773-767-1840 or visit  www.richardmidwayfh.com.

GilJOZEF GIL

Jozef Gil, 83, passed away November 23.

Beloved husband of Halina (nee Matras) Gil; loving father of Mark (Frances) Gil, Paul Gil, Robert (Carlie) Gil and Natalie (Adam) Wright; dear grandfather of Priscilla, Izabella, Nicolai, Zander, Lucas, Zachary and Genevieve; cherished son of the late Karolina (nee Wach) and the late Ignacy Gil; fond brother of Anna (Leon) Hajdas-Warmuz, the late Rozalia (the late Jozef) Chmielak, the late Maria (the late Jan) Nowelli and the late Stanislaw (Janina) Gil. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was November 27 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held November 28 at Our Lady Mother of the Church Polish Mission, 116 Hilton Street, Willow Springs. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. 

JUNE E. HEAVNER 

June E. Heavner, 91, late of Orland Park, passed away December 17. 

She was the wife the late Paul Heavner; mother of Anne (Tony) Propati, Micheal (Dorothy) O’Brien, Susan (Ed) Punjak, William (Colleen) O’Brien, Jane (late William) Crohan, Betsy Zdznicki and Timothy (late Darlene) O’Brien; grandmother of Katie (Ryan) Tarasos, Melissa (Ken) O’Brien, Steven (Melissa) O’Brien, Sean (Jessica) O’Brien, Michael Timothy (Barb) O’Brien, Margaret (John) Choboy, Joe O’Brien, Lauren (Will) Huffman, Stephanie (Paul) Bonfiglio, Danny Zdznicki, Ryan Zdznicki, and Heather Emmons; great-grandmother of Tucker, Charlie, Garrett, Hanna, Emma, Mya, Mark, Will, Charlotte, Brock, Alexis, Matt, Molly, and Avery; former wife of the late William F. O’Brien; aunt of Tommy Wiese and Wendy Wiese. 

June was a retired school library clerk with many years of dedicated service. 

A funeral service was held at Thornridge Funeral Home. Interment Fairmount Willow Hills Cemetery. 

RONALD J. HICKEY

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyRonald J. Hickey, 92, has passed away. 

He was the beloved husband of the late Norma E. nee Hardtke; loving father of Kathy (Joel) Kreger, Keith (Michele) Hickey, Kevin Hickey, Kurt (Kellyann) Hickey, Kerry (Kathy) Hickey, Karen (Dave) Kamykowski; much loved grandpa of nineteen grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and one great- great-grandchild. Fond brother of Donna (the late Tom) Peloquin.   

He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

Visitation was December 13 at Kosary Funeral Home, 9837 S. Kedzie, Evergreen Park. Funeral services were December 14 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4660 W. 94th St. Oak Lawn. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

SPENCER FIELD KOLMAN 

Spencer Field Kolman, 21, of Hickory Hills, passed away December 16.

He was the cherished son of Kenneth R. and the late Elizabeth (nee Abbott) Kolman and Elizabeth Miller Kolman; dearest brother of Zachary and Evangeline Kolman; loving grandson of Ronald and Pamela Kolman, Robert and the late Leslie Abbott and Dr. Stephen and Kimberley Miller; fond nephew of Kimberly (Adam) DuMoulin, Robert Abbott, Anne (Stuart) Randle and Jennifer Heyen; dear cousin of Sarah, Kathryn, Matt, Ben, Emily, Luke, Will, Lizzy, Ellis and Nathan; also dearly loved by his many friends and his favorite cats Nexus, Houston and Tony B. 

Spencer was a resilient young man who lived through many struggles since a very young age. At 16 months, he was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, which led to a double lung and heart transplant in 2016 due to pulmonary fibrosis.

He was a 2018 graduate of Stagg High School and was studying Aviation Management and Business at Lewis University where he was the recipient of an education scholarship. 

There are countless family, friends, medical teams, and organizations that have been a constant support in Spencer’s life, however, none more so than St. Louis Children’s Hospital where Spencer’s family appreciate any gifts or memorial donations to be made to in his name. 

Visitation will be Tuesday, December 27, 4-8 p.m. at Zarzycki Manor Chapels Ltd., 8999 S. Archer Avenue, Willow Springs. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, December 28, at the funeral home. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. 

KozlowskiJOSEPH M. KOZLOWSKI

Joseph M. Kozlowski, 86, of Chicago’s Clearing community, passed away December 11.

He was the beloved husband of Arlene (nee Dziedzec); loving father of Michael (Kathleen) Kozlowski, Lorraine (Steve) Scime and Kathy (Leo) Chabot; proud and much loved grandfather of Michael and Kelley Kozlowski, Larisa and Sarah Scime and Samantha, Jessica and Damian Chabot; dear brother of the late Leonard (late Josephine), late Aloysius “Al” (Marie) and late Edwin Kozlowski. Joe will be missed by his many nieces, nephews, friends and club members.

Visitation was December 16 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. in Summit. Visitation was December 16 until time of prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Mary Star of the Sea Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Joseph’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

MatyszczukJACOB MATYSZCZUK

Jacob Matyszczuk, 37, passed away November 15.

Cherished son of Wojciech Matyszczuk and the late Bozena (nee Grabarczyk) Matyszczuk; loving brother of Mark Matyszczuk and Adam Matyszczuk (fiancée Lauren Derby). Also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends.

Visitation was November 28 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was November 29 at Saint Fabian Church, 7450 W. 83rd Street, Bridgeview for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. 

MontalvoALFREDO MONTALVO

Alfredo Montalvo, 77, passed away December 9.

Beloved father of Linda Livingston, Mike Gross, Cynthia Santiago, Juan Klatt, Teresa (Michelle) Bello, Aida Martinez, Lucy (Richard) Snipes, the late Anthony Klatt and the late Juanita Brown; loving grandfather of many; dear brother of Aida Nieves and the late Armindo Montalvo.

Visitation was  December 15 at the Richard-Midway Funeral Home, 5749 Archer Ave., Chicago. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. 

JAMES A. O’LEARY

James A. O’Leary, 65, passed away December 6 after a courageous battle with leukemia.

Beloved husband of 19 years to Donna (nee Harvey) O’Leary; loving father of Dave; dear brother of Chas (Debbie), late Michael, late Maureen (late Wayne) Biskup and the late Carol O’Leary; fond uncle of Kelly (Justin), Jamie, Charlie and Melissa; beloved son of the late Charles J. and Anna Jane (nee Robinson) O’Leary.

Funeral was held December 13 at the Richard-Midway Funeral Home, 5749 Archer Ave., Chicago, to Our Lady of the Snows Church for mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation was  December 12. 

OlszewskiJAROSLAW OLSZEWSKI

Jaroslaw Olszewski, 47, passed away November 22.

Cherished son of Tadeusz (Malgorzata) Olszewski and Alicja Malart; loving brother of Wojciech (Agnieszka) Olszewski; dearest uncle of Marcin, Karolina and Rita. Also survived by relatives and friends.

Visitation was November 30 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was November 30 at Our Lady Mother of the Church Polish Mission, 116 Hilton Street, Willow Springs for Mass. 

RYSZARD PANTELEMONIUK

Ryszard Pantelemoniuk, 84, passed away November 19.

Funeral was held December 3, family and friends gathered at Saint Ladislaus Church (Kosciol pw. sw. Wladyslawa), 5345 W. Roscoe Street, Chicago for Mass. Interment, Cmentarz Parafialny, Turek, Poland. 

PennacchioJOANNE PENNACCHIO

Joanne Pennacchio (nee Duitmann), 66, passed away November 20.

Beloved wife of Monty Pennacchio; loving mother of the late Joseph (Angela) Capps, Vincent Pennacchio, Vito Pennacchio, Katherine Pennacchio and Victor Pennacchio; dearest grandma of Madeline and Savannah Caps; cherished daughter of the late Shirley (nee Moore) and the late Melvin Duitmann; dear sister of Judy Blackmer, Susan Dombrowski, Patty Gudyka, Marilyn Beck, Robert Duitmann and James Duitmann. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was December 3 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held December 3 at the funeral home. Cremation rites have been accorded. 

RivasIZAN RIVAS

Izan Rivas, 4, passed away November 23.

Visitation was November 29 at the Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Cremation rites to be accorded. 

TarasewiczANNA TARASEWICZ

Anna Tarasewicz, 98, passed away December 6.

Preceded in death by her husband, Wladyslaw Tarasewicz and many dear friends. Survived by daughter, Teresa; dear niece, Helena Diederich (late husband, Steve); Helena’s son, Tom (Stacy) and their son, sweet Matthew; beloved niece, Zofia Pawlaczek and her family; various relatives and friends in all parts of the world. Thank you to the kind staff and administration at Generations Regency in Niles, and Unity Hospice. Special appreciation to Kinga Paslawska for all her help.

Visitation was December 16 at Mary Mother of Mercy Parish (formerly Queen of the Universe Church), 7114 S. Hamlin, Chicago. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. Donations to www.mentalhealthchicago.org are appreciated in Anna’s name. 

WakefieldAMY J. WAKEFIELD

Amy J. Wakefield (nee Gonsiorek), 51, passed away November 20.

Loving mother of Amanda (Colin) Jepsen; dearest grandma of Jack Jepsen; cherished daughter of Maryann (nee Wiencek) and the late Donald Gonsiorek; treasured niece of the late Michael (Teresa) Gonsiorek; dear cousin of Maria (Benny) Casanova, Michelle (Jerry) Gonsiorek, Melissa (Marc) Sands and Michael (Tim) Gonsiorek; beloved friend of Kris Magana. Also survived by relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Brookfield Zoo are much appreciated.

Visitation was December 3 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Cremation rites have been accorded. 

ARTHUR M. WEISS, SR.

Arthur M. Weiss Sr., 80, of Monee, formerly of Chicago’s Archer Heights community, passed away December 7.

Beloved husband and best friend of 57 years to Madelyn (nee Malinsky); loving father of Arthur M. Weiss, Jr. and Lois Weiss; cherished grandfather of Liam; dear brother of Steven (Sigrid), Pamela and Melody; loving uncle to Ryan, Erik and Brandy; he is predeceased by his parents, Lois (nee Schreiber) and Melvin Weiss.

The services were private. Future inurnment will be at St. Mary of Leckrone Cemetery, Pennsylvania. 

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