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Obituaries March 9, 2023

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ARMANDO “LEFTY” BONAGURO

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyArmando “Lefty” Bonaguro, 94, late of Orland Park, passed away on March 2.

Lefty was the husband for 70 years of Frances nee Adducci. Father of Dr. Ronald (Dr. Sheila) Bonaguro. Grandpa of Dr. Anne Marie, Patricia, James, Mary Therese and Michael Bonaguro. Brother of Armida (late Andrew) Galvan. Brother in-law of Isabelle Nocera. Uncle and friend of many.

He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Member of the Local 150 Operating Engineers Union. Retired from City of Chicago Water Department.

A Funeral Mass was held on March 6 at St. Francis of Assisi Church. Visitation was held at Thornridge Funeral Home. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

DeRangoDONATA “MARY” DERANGO

Donata “Mary” DeRango (nee Pupillo), age 90, of Downers Grove, passed away peacefully February 5, surrounded by her family.

Loving mother of Gene (Mary Ann), the late John (Karen), Frank and Rob (Karen) DeRango; cherished grandmother of Gene (Lauren) DeRango, Katie (Tony) Navickas, John DeRango, Michael (Jill) DeRango, Bobby DeRango, Robyn DeRango, Stephanie DeRango, Erica (Dean) Hunter, Rob (Jenna) DeRango, Lauren (Frank) Grigus and Nick (Lori) DeRango; caring great-grandmother of 13; fond sister in law of Bernard and Raymond DeRango. Dearest aunt to many. Donata was preceded in death by her cherished husband of 52 years, Frank DeRango, her sisters Angela (the late Michele) Ciccomascolo and Anna Maria (the late Michele) Notarangelo, her parents Giovanni and Marietta Pupillo and her beloved son.

Visitation was held February 13 at Foran Funeral Home 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation at the funeral home February 14 until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to Two Holy Martyrs Parish St. Rene Goupil Church for the Mass of Christian Burial. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Mary’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

EggerMARK EDWARD EGGER

Mark Edward Egger, age 68, of North Riverside, passed away February 17.

Beloved husband of JoAnn Egger (nee Sroda); son of the late Warren Egger and Lois Egger (nee McNamara); loving father of Carolyn Egger and Kelsey Egger; brother of Debra (Bill Zaksas) Egger, Marilyn (Ron) Scarbeary, the late Barbara Egger and Cynthia Egger; uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held February 24 to time of service at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Funeral Service followed. Inurnment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside. 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 Mark Edward Egger Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

GaczekZBIGNIEW GACEK

Zbigniew Gacek, age 49, of Hickory Hills, passed away February 21.

Devoted son of the late Helena (nee Rychtarczyk) and late Wladyslaw Gacek; dearest brother of Krzysztof and Irena (Jan) Mucha; dear uncle of Jessica, Mark and Nicole Mucha.

Visitation was held February 24 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, 8899 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. Funeral was held February 25 from the funeral home to Sacred Heart Church for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.  708-839-8999 or www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com.

JensenKATHERINE A. JENSEN

Katherine A. Jensen, age 87, of Chicago, Garfield Ridge community, passed away February 14.

Beloved wife for 59 years of Harvey Jensen; devoted mother of Carl Jensen, Mark Jensen and Linda Jensen; loving grandmother of Paige, Peyton and Lanie.

Visitation in Celebration of Katherine’s life was held February 18 until time of Service. Procession from the funeral home to Resurrection Cemetery where Katherine was laid to rest. In lieu of flowers, please consider Donations to the American Diabetes Association, Chicago Illinois office, 55 East Monroe St. Suite 3420 or diabetes.org. Condolences may be sent to Katherine’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

KirkPATRICIA E. KIRK

Patricia E. Kirk, age 69, long time resident of Summit, passed away unexpectedly February 6.

Beloved daughter of the late John “Jack” and late Eve Kirk; dear sister of the late Kathleen (late Gus Vulistis); loving aunt of Caitlin (Johnathon) Carlson and cherished “Tricia” to her great nieces and nephews, Ethan, Mackenzie, Lacey and J.D; dear cousin to Edward Kirk, James (Laura) Portner, Kevin Portner, Jimmy (Sharon) Kirk, Carol Kirk and the late William Kirk.

A Memorial visitation in celebration of Patricia was held February 16 until time of Service at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Procession from the funeral home to St. James at Sag Bridge Cemetery where Patty was laid to rest. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hinsdale Humane Society at www.hinsdalehumanesociety.org. would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be sent to Patricia’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

KobylarzJOYCE A. KOBYLARZ

Joyce A. Kobylarz (nee Fredrick), age 89, of Chicago, Garfield Ridge community, passed away peacefully February 2.

Beloved wife of the late Fred; loving mother of Karen Kobylarz; dear sister of Janet (late Eugene) Jensky and the late Ken (Ann Marie) Fredrick and the late Keith (Barbara) Fredrick; fond aunt of many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held February 10 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held February 11 until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Daniel the Prophet Church for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Daniel the Prophet Church in honor of Joyce would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be sent to Joyce’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT G. KWILOSZ

Robert G. Kwilosz, age 87, passed away January 13.

Beloved husband of 67 years of Patricia (nee Kopack) Kwilosz; loving father of Dean (Jackie) Kwilosz and Lynette (Kenneth) Szabla; dear grandfather of Jason Kwilosz, Rebecca (John Paul) Scheckel and Kenneth Szabla Jr.; dearest great-grandfather of Alexander Scheckel; cherished son of the late Bernice (nee Dybas) and the late Frank Kwilosz; fond brother of Elaine Osburn and brother-in-law of David Kopack and the late Frank Kopack. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Memorial Mass to be held at a future time. Cremation rites have been accorded. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

MarciniecCASIMIR “CASEY” MARCINIEC

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyCasimir “Casey” Henry Marciniec, of Chicago, Clearing community, passed away February 8 on his 100th Birthday. Proud Army Veteran having served in WWII in the European Theatre.

Beloved husband for 70 years of the late Alice Marciniec (nee Swierad); cherished father of Nancy K. Wilson, Jill Marciniec, Janet (Gary) Sylvie and the late Mark Marciniec; dear grandfather of Veronica (Donald) Vorman, Helen Wilson, Elizabeth G. Wilson, Casey LaFrrentz, Mark “Ben” LaFrentz, Laura LaFrentz, Amanda (Jeff) Kuglich, Alice Sylvie and Melissa (Bill) Windt; proud great grandfather of Torren, Violet, Rosie, Will and John. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held February 14 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation at the funeral home February 15 until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to Two Martyrs Parish, St. Symphorosa Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Casey was laid to rest next to his beloved wife at Resurrection Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers donations to Disabled Veterans of America (https://www.dav.org/) would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to Casey’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

McClintockDIANE TERESE McCLINTOCK

Diane Terese McClintock, age 56, passed away January 12.

Cherished daughter of Ruth (nee Kalchbrenner) and the late Dennis McClintock; loving sister of Dennis McClintock. Also survived by numerous relatives and friends

Visitation was held January 18 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held January 18, Service and Time of Remembrance were held at the funeral home. Cremation rites to be accorded. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

PagelsSHIRLEY ANNETTE PAGELS

Shirley Annette Pagels (nee’ Bradley), 90, formerly of Oak Lawn and Palos Park, passed away of natural causes December 6, 2022, in Glendale Heights.

Survivors include her loving children Annette Strauch (nee’ Pagels), Richard, Jr. (Gloria), and Robert (Elaine), along with 11 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Shirley was preceded in death by her loving husband Richard (Dick) Carl Pagels, father Roland Holmes Bradley, Mother Charlotte Annette Bradley (nee’ Harris), and sister Barbara Katherine Ward (nee’ Bradley).

Shirley was born on February 5, 1932. She grew up in Chicago, and attended Morgan Park High School.

After graduating from Business School, she married Richard (Dick) Carl Pagels in 1952, and was happily married 67 years until Dick’s death in 2020. They lived in Oak Lawn, and then became longtime residents of Palos Park, until moving to Glen Ellyn, to be close to family.

They were members of Oak Forest Baptist Temple, and later, Heritage Baptist Church in Frankfort.

Shirley worked for Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, and Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights.

She exemplified love and sacrifice in caring for her husband, children, and parents in their elder years. She loved the Lord, her family, and her country.

The Bible verse she posted on her door shortly before going to be with the Lord was, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6

RomanczukRENEE ROMANCZUK

Renee Romanczuk, age 53, of Chicago, passed away January 1, after a short, unexpected illness.

Renee is proceeded in death by her father Victor Romanczuk and father-in-law Leo Sr. Renee is survived by her mother Alexandra Romanczuk, mother-in-law Maria Mercado, husband Ernie Mercado, step-daughter Amanda Mercado, brother-in-law Leo Mercado Jr, brother-in-law Rey (Deb) Mercado, brother-in-law Paul Mercado and many friends.

Visitation was held January 15 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. A Celebration of Life followed at New Bridges Banquet, 8531 W. 79th Street, Justice. Cremation rites have been accorded. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

RuizJUANA R RUIZ

Juana R Ruiz, age 89, passed away January 29.

Will be forever missed by family and friends.

Visitation was held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S Archer Ave., Chicago. Jonathan F Siedlecki, Owner/Director. Funeral Mass was at Good Shepherd Church, Chicago. Final resting place Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery, Evergreen Park. To leave any tributes, please visit funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIL.com.

MARIE-ELIZABETH “M.E.” SHOBER

Marie-Elizabeth “M.E.” Shober, longtime Chicagoan, died peacefully January 21, surrounded by her beloved children, Nathaniel and Evelyn.

She is also survived by four grandchildren, her loving stepchildren Sam and Elizabeth, and countless other close family and friends. Daughter of Paul Doretti and Mary-Anne Kubinsky; wife of the late Pemberton H. Shober, Jr.

Service was held February 4 at St. John Berchmans Church, 2517 W. Logan Blvd. Chicago. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

AGNIESZKA SZPERNOGA

Agnieszka Szpernoga, age 32, passed away January 15.

Cherished daughter of Urszula (nee Klinowska) and Jozef Szpernoga; loving sister of Edyta (Eric) Szpernoga-Fitzgerald and Szymon Szpernoga; dearest aunt of Amelia Szpernoga; treasured niece of many aunts and uncles. Also survived by many dear cousins, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held January 19 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held January 20, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Albert the Great Church, 8029 S. Central Avenue, Burbank, for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

HENY TURK

Heny Turk, age 89, passed away February 4.

Will be missed by family and friends.

Arrangements were held by Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S Archer Ave, Chicago, Jonathan F Siedlecki, Owner/Director. Services were private. Final resting place Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. To leave any tributes, please visit funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIL.com.

EUSEBIO VEGA-GÓMEZ

Eusebio Vega-Gómez, age 71 of Chicago, Gage Park community, passed away unexpectedly February 13, with his loving family at his side.

Beloved husband of Maria; loving and devoted father of Joanna Vega (Wilfrido) Jimenez, Francisco (Jacqueline) Vega and Sandra Espino; cherished grandfather of Kevin, Ava Rose, Olivia Marie and Stella Nicole; dear brother of Matilda, Abel, Jaime, Ruben Mike and the Alfonso Vega. Uncle of many nieces and nephews and dear friend to many.

Visitation was held February 16 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 West Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held February 17 until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Gall Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Eusebio was laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Eusebio’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

 

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