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Obituaries January 26, 2022

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BeemsterboerTHOMAS A. BEEMSTERBOER

Thomas A. Beemsterboer, age 71, passed away January 1.

Beloved husband of Judith A. Beemsterboer (nee Kuklovsky); loving father of Timothy J. (Erwan LeMoing), Michael D. and Stephen M; devoted brother of Mary Adduci, the late Paul (Alice) Beemsterboer and the late Agnes (the late Thomas) Cooke. Uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Visitation and Funeral were held from Richard Modell Funeral Home, 5725 S. Pulaski Rd. to Queen of the Universe Church for Mass. Interment Mt Auburn Cemetery. For more information please call 773-767-4730 or www.richardmodellchicago.com To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Thomas A. Beemsterboer, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

BoronALEKSANDER BORON

Aleksander Boron, age 43, passed away January 3.

Beloved husband of Sylwia (nee Drabik) Boron; adored father of Jacob Boron, Victor Boron, Nicole Boron and Brian Boron; cherished son of Zofia Klimek; dear brother of Krzysztof Klimek. Also survived by many relatives and friends.

Visitation was held January 7 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held January 7, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Fabian Church, 7450 W. 83rd Street, Bridgeview for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

BrewerTRACY J. BREWER

Tracy J. Brewer, age 65, of Brookfield.

Beloved husband of Kathleen (nee Klump); loving father of Bridget and Brittany; brother of Lynda Trevegno, Laurie (the late Tom) Booth and the late Teddy Brewer, devoted son of the late Polly and Peanuts Brewer; son in law of Maureen (the late William) Klump; cherished brother in law to Patti (Bob) Sinnott, Bill (Maria) Klump, Timmy (Heather) Klump and the late Michael Klump; uncle of many nieces and nephews whom he adored; friend to many.

Visitation was held January 15 to time of service at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Interment Private. Please omit flowers.  Memorials appreciated to AdventHealth Cancer Institute Hinsdale, 1 Salt Creek Ln, Hinsdale, IL  60521. 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 Tracy Brewer Family.  We will gladly forward it on to the family.

CHRISTOPHER BERNARD CROOKS

Christopher Bernard Crooks, 40, of Orland Park, passed away on January 19.

He was the beloved son of Marie B. (nee Byrne) and Robert W. Crooks Jr.; loving brother of Robert W. III (Jennifer) and Carl J. (Katherine); cherished uncle of Elizabeth (Anthony), Sean, Kyle, Stephanie, Carter and Haley (Matthew); dear great uncle of Christopher, Zoe, Addison and Jackson.

Funeral services were January 25 from Lawn Funeral Home, 7732 W. 159th St. Orland Park, to St. Elizabeth Seton Church. Interment Private.

KerriganJAMES R. KERRIGAN

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyJames R. Kerrigan, age 75, passed away December 28. US Army Vietnam War Veteran.

Beloved husband of Lynda (nee Hodorowicz) Kerrigan; loving dad of Jill Kerrigan (Brian Singleman), Jim (Lorissa) Kerrigan and Jaimie Kerrigan; dear grandpa of Cody Morales and great grandpa of Wallace; cherished son of the late Laverne (nee Reichert) and the late Frank Kerrigan; fond brother of Rick (Debbie) Kerrigan. Also survived by sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Treasured dog dad of Mickey, Holly and Zoey.

Visitation was held January 7 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice with a Service and Time of Remembrance held at the funeral home. Cremation rites to be accorded. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

BERNADINE FRANCES KUDIA

Bernadine Frances Kudia (nee Early), 96, passed away peacefully in Palos Park on January 9.

She was the beloved wife for 69 years of the late Edward Joseph Kudia, loving mother of Michael (Colleen), John (Lisa), Richard and Mark; always caring grandmother of Michael (Mickey), Kathleen, Frances (Joy), Shane, Madelyn and Joseph (Joey); loving brother Donald; her late sisters include Mary Briggs, Collette Rocke, Joan Early, Patricia Foster and Ann Mitsdarfer; and the late brothers Joseph, John, George and Robert; many nieces and nephews.

She will be remembered for her backyard pool parties and afternoon celebrations usually involving home baked kolache.

A Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 28, at St. Michael Catholic Church, 14327 Highland Ave., Orland Park.

Donations to Catholic Charities in lieu of flowers.

FRANCISCO JAVIER LAGUNAS

Francisco Javier Lagunas, 55, of Midlothian, passed away suddenly on January 5 surrounded by his loving family.

He was the beloved husband of Deanna Pape Lagunas; loving father of Jeremy, Frankie, Alex, (Gabriella), Jesus, and Cristian Lagunas, cherished grandfather of Jackeline, Jasmine, Jeanine, Daniel, Mia, Giselle, Rose and Luca; devoted son of Raquel nee Guerrero and the late Javier Lagunas; dearest brother of Juan Manuel (Maria), Fernando (Maricelle), Hermila, (Manuel)Calvillo, Jorge, and Adolfo, (Yolanda) Lagunas.

Funeral services were held January 21 from Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 Southwest Hwy. in Palos Hills, to Sacred Heart Church. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood.

RICHARD M. LALAS

Richard M. Lalas, 89, of Palos Hills, passed away suddenly on January 7.

He was the beloved husband of the late Janina  nee Tamosaitis Lalas; loving father of Robert (Samuel) Lalas; cherished grandfather of Christina (Austin)McKinney, Michael, and Matthew Lalas; dear brother of the late Alexandra (the late Vytis) Zilinskas; dear uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held January 19 at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 Southwest Highway, Palos Hills. Interment will be private.

LyznickiRICHARD S. LYZNICKI

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyRichard S. Lyznicki, age 84, passed away January 5. US Army Veteran.

Beloved husband of the late Marietta (nee Gallagher) Lyznicki; loving dad of Debbie Bockbrader, Mary (Mark) Nelson and Brian Lyznicki; dear grandfather of Crystal, Mark and Heather (Santiago); dearest great-grandfather of Bella, Niko and Carter; cherished son of the late Lillian (nee Szarnych) and the late Michael Lyznicki; fond brother of Shirley (Jim) Nickolaou. Also survived by relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are appreciated. Visitation was held January 8 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held January 9, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Blase Church (Blessed Martyrs of Chimbote Parish), 6101 S. 75th Avenue, Summit for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

MikelRITA MIKEL

Rita Mikel, age 89, of Chicago, Clearing community, passed away peacefully at home January 10 with her family at her side.

She was the beloved mother of Jeffrey (Barbara) Mikel, Laura Coyle, Steven Mikel, Paula Mikel and Shaun Mikel; much loved grandmother of Mary Ellen Valdivia, Steven Mikel Jr., Jason (Ashley) Coyle, Eric (Gaby) Coyle and Jessica Mikel; proud great grandmother of Analydia, Sarai, Issac, Alexandra and baby Coyle (due in June). Rita will be missed by her furry kids, Duke and Rocky and Smoky the cat.

Visitation was held January 13 until time of Service in Celebration of Rita’s life at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem. Procession from the funeral home to Resurrection Cemetery where Rita was laid to rest. Condolences may be sent to Rita’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

MARIA TERESA DE LA MORA

Maria Teresa De La Mora (nee Cisneros) beloved wife of the late Michael De La Mora Sr.; loving mother of Francisco, Victor (Gabriela), Michael, Jr.(Alma)  and Richard; dearest grandmother of Christopher, Danny, Gabriela, Michael (Melisa), David, Samantha, Angel, Richard, Jr., Dale, Isabella, Valeria, Matthew, Gianni, Ian (fiancée Ashley) and Jonathan; cherished great grandmother of Michael, Luna Azul and Logan; fond sister of the late Salvador Cisneros; devoted daughter of the late Maria Cisneros and step daughter of the late Domingo Rosas; dear sister-in-law of Josephine (late Daniel) Velasco, Juan (Elena) De La Mora, the late Francisco, late Manuel (Lucy) and late Victor (Irene) De La Mora; dearly loved by her many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held January 12 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, 8899 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. Funeral was held January 13 from the funeral home to the Church of Mary, Mother of Mercy (formerly Queen of the Universe Church) for Mass. Interment St. Casimir Cemetery.  708-839-8999 or Chicago & Willow Springs, IL Funeral Home & Cremation | Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd.

NegronMINERVA NEGRON

Minerva Negron, age 83, of Chicago, Archer Heights community, passed away peacefully January 10, with her loving family at her side.

She was the beloved wife for 62 years of Jose A. Negron; loving and cherished mother of Melba (late Jose) Barragan, Sylvia (Jorge) Romero, Beatris (Alfredo) Castillo, Cecilia (Martin) Martinez, Walter (Kimberly) Van Fleet and Jose Luis (Cheryl) Negron; proud grandmother of Jacqueline, Stephanie, Carolyn, Steven, Maritza, Michelle, Jeanette Minerva, Katherine Chynna, Daisy, Dylan, Nicholas and Michael; great grandmother of Dominic “Cheito” and Adrian Luca. She will be terribly missed by her little Honey.

Visitation was held January 14 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem) with a Service to honor and celebrate Minerva’s life. Condolences may be sent to Minerva’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

SzerlowskaJADWIGA SZERLOWSKA

Jadwiga Szerlowska (nee Karpiel), age 75, passed away December 28.

Beloved wife of the late Jacek Szerlowski; loving mother of Agnieszka (Robert) Leja, Krzysztof Szerlowski and the late Wieslaw Szerlowski; dearest grandmother of Magda, Kamila, Iwona, Katarzyna, Bartek and Kamil; cherished daughter of the late Helena Masny and the late Roman Karpiel; dear sister of Anna Kaleciak, Stanislaw Karpiel and Mariola Lukaszczyk; fond mother-in-law of Zofia Lussagnet and Ewa Szerlowski. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held January 3 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held January 4, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Our Lady Mother of the Church Polish Mission, 116 Hilton Street, Willow Springs for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com

LAWRENCE J. TOMICH

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyLawrence “Larry” J. Tomich, age 93, of River Forest, passed away peacefully January 10. Korean war era Army veteran.

Beloved son of Helen and Stephen Tomich; cherished brother of siblings who preceded him in death, Therese (Tomich) Veldman, Martin ”Buck” Tomich, John “Red” Tomich, Elizabeth (Tomich) Zolmierski,  Paul Tomich (WWII) and  Raymond Tomich. As a loving uncle he was preceded by the late Jim and leaves behind many nieces and nephews; as well as many grand nieces and nephews and great grand nieces and nephews. He is a lifelong parishioner at St. Joseph Parish in Summit.

Memorial Visitation was held January 20 at St. Joseph Church, 7240 W 57th St. Summit until time of Mass. Interment private Resurrection Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Larry’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

VillalobosCARLOS VILLALOBOS

Carlos Villalobos, age 71, of Chicago, passed away December 31, 2022, at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was the son of the late Carlos and Margarita Villalobos. Survived by his loving wife Sixta, daughter Gabriela (Dean), and grandchildren Valeria, Marilynn, and Dean Carlos.

Arrangements and Visitation were held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S Archer Ave, Chicago, Jonathan F Siedlecki, Owner/Director. Funeral Mass was held at St Gall Catholic Church. Final Resting place Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. To leave any tributes, please visit the funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIL.com.

WilczynskiVIOLET E WILCZYNSKI

Violet E Wilczynski (nee Sutula), age 96, passed peacefully, surrounded by her entire loving family.

Beloved wife of the late Florian; devoted mother of Robert (LeeAnn), Janet (Larry) Hansen, Diane (James) Blaha, and Richard (Tracy). Inspiration to nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Arrangements were made by Jonathan F Siedlecki, Owner/Director. Visitation was held at Lawrence Funeral Home, Chicago. Funeral Mass was held at St Constance Church, Chicago. Final resting place St Adalbert Cemetery in Niles. To leave any tributes, please visit the funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIL.com

ZanioloALBERT STEVE ZANIOLO

Albert “Al” Steve Zaniolo, age 74, of Chicago, Garfield Ridge community, passed away peacefully January 9, at home in the arms of his loving family.

He was the beloved husband of Kathy; loving and cherished father of Stephan Zaniolo, Janet Granados, Deborah Zaniolo-Souter, Darren Souter, Laura Zaniolo and Megan Wilson; proud grandfather of his granddogs and grandkitties; dear nephew of Zias Aida and Rosa. Loving cousin and friend to many.

Per his request, Albert will be cremated, and a celebration of Love and Life in Albert’s honor will be scheduled at a later date. In the spirit of Al’s giving nature, in lieu of flowers please consider a donation in his honor to DonorsChoose.org. It’s the most trusted fundraising site for teachers. Condolences may be sent to Albert’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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