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Obituaries March 16, 2023

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AlvarezLUCILA ALVAREZ

Lucila Alvarez, age 89, passed away February 15.

Will be forever missed by family and friends.

Visitation and Chapel Service were held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S Archer Ave. Chicago. Jonathan F Siedlecki, Owner/Director. Final Resting Place Eden Memorial Park, Schiller Park To leave any tributes, please visit the funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIl.com.

JEAN E. BRINKMAN

Jean E. Brinkman, 69, resident of Palos Hills, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving sisters on March 7 in her own home.

Sher was the devoted daughter of the late Vernon “Ernie” and Laurretta nee Hennip Brinkman; loving sister of Judy Brinkman, Pam (Kevin) Giera and the late Charles Brinkman; proud aunt of Mick Giera; dearest godmother of David Otto; loving cousin and friend to many.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the St. Mark Anita Korensky Scholarship Fund, 11007 S. 76th Avenue Worth, IL 60482 would be appreciated.

Funeral services were March 13 at Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 Southwest Hwy. Palos Hills. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.

For information or to express your condolences, please visit www.palosgaidasfh.com or call 708-974-4410..

CepedaFELIPE CEPEDA

Felipe Cepeda, age 49, passed away February 18.

Beloved husband to Dinora; devoted father of Mauricio and Diego.

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

FernandezLAURA FERNANDEZ

Laura Fernandez, age 101, of Chicago, Little Village community, passed away February 23.

Beloved wife of the late Jesus Patiño; loving mother of Berta Patiño, Lina Patiño, Flavio Patiño, Elena Patiño, Juana Patiño, Santos Patiño, Francisco Patiño, Luis Patiño, the late Reynalda Patiño, late Maria Patiño, late Pedro Patiño, late Heriberta Patiño, late Reyna Patiño, and the late Cenaida Patiño; cherished grandmother and great grandmother of many.

Visitation was held February 28 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation at the funeral home on March 1 until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Agnes of Bohemia Church for a Mass of Christian burial. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Laura’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

GallegosPETRA GALLEGOS

Petra Gallegos, age 53, passed away February 27.

Beloved wife of Martin Cruz; loving mother of Richard, Edgar and Brenda; dear grandmother of Milan, Meghan, Aislinn and Madelyn. Dear sister and aunt of many.

Visitation was held March 3 with a Prayer Service at the Richard-Midway Funeral Home, 5749 Archer Ave. (Corner of Lorel). For more information, please call 773-767-1840 or www.richardmidwayfh.com.

GutierrezJOSUE GUTIERREZ

Josue Gutierrez, age 69, of Chicago, Little Village community, passed away February 21.

Beloved husband for 43 years to the love of his life, Martha; loving father of Josue (Angela) Gutierrez and proud grandfather of Josue Ramon, Emma and Mateo; cherished son of the late Eleuterio Gutierrez and Menecia Gutierrez; dear brother of Gloria, Samuel, Edelmira, Asuncion, Rodimiro, Danila Orfaruth and Smirna.

Visitation was held February 26 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation at the funeral home February 27 until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 2735 S. Kolin Ave. Chicago for a Mass of Christian burial. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Josue’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

HughesBRIDGET HUGHES-WALLACE

Bridget Hughes-Wallace, age 60, of Pekin, passed away peacefully February 19 with her sons at her side.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Frank and late Clara Hughes; loving mother of William (Jamie) Wallace and Connor Wallace; cherished grandmother of William; dear sister of Frank (Kera) Hughes, Clara Hughes and Thomas Hughes. Bridget dearly loved her many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held February 24 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation February 25 until Service in Celebration of Bridget’s life. Procession from the funeral home to St. Mary Cemetery where she was laid to rest. Condolences may be sent to Bridget’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

KoziolBARBARA E. KOZIOL

Barbara E. Koziol (nee Gryska), age 80, passed away February 23.

Beloved wife to the late Eugene R. “Gene” Koziol for 59 years; loving mother of Denise (George) Kaminski, Carol (Bruce) Foote and Michele (David) Bullock; dear Nani of Nick (Mary), Alex, Taylor (Ashley), Grant, Colton, Briele, Brynna and Brayden, great grandmother of Jocelyn and Harper; dear sister of Kris (Norm) Barrington and Connie Bilski; dear sister in law of Marianne (Wayne) Hamilton. Fond aunt of many. Loving daughter of the late Sophie (nee Rudnicki) Gryska.

Visitation was held March 1. Funeral was held March 2 from  Richard-Midway Funeral Home, 5749 Archer Ave. (Corner of Lorel) to St. Faustina Kowalska Church (formerly St. Jane de Chantal Church) for mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. For more information, please call 773-767-1840 or www.richardmidwayfh.com.

LuszczekSTEPHEN J. LUSZCZEK

Stephen J. Luszczek, age 56, passed away March 3.

Devoted son of Theodore Luszczek and the late Wanda (nee Kowalski); loving brother of Wanda (Jason) Gbur; dear uncle of Erica and Ashley. Stephen will be dearly missed by his many friends and colleagues.

Visitation was held March 7 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, 8899 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. Funeral was held March 8 at the funeral home. Interment Fairmount Willow Hills Memorial Park.  708-839-8999 or www.ZarzyckiManorChapels.com

MaloneyJUDGE EDWARD MALONEY

The Honorable Edward M. Maloney died March 9. He was 71.

Judge Maloney was elected to the bench in 2012 after serving 34 years as a trial attorney. He was assigned to First Municipal District Branch 44 Courthouse where he presided over probable cause hearings in felony cases.

Judge Maloney was known for his expertise in DUI law and has litigated many cases involving DUI arrests, served on related task forces, and helped to craft legislation on the issue.

He also was legal counsel for 20 years for the Chicago Police Sergeants Association. He was a graduate of John Marshall Law School.

Prior to being elected a judge, he served as president of the board of trustees of the Lyons Township School Treasurer’s Office from 2005 to 2012.

He also was president of the Glenwood Springs Association in Geneva Lake, Wis.

He was the beloved husband of 44 years to Cheryl (nee Hartley), devoted father of Tucker (Katy) Maloney, Lydia Maloney, and Nial Maloney. Proud Papa of Fyona and Mabel. Loving son of the late Michael and Eileen Maloney. Cherished brother of Michael (Dawn) Maloney. Adored uncle of Michael, Bridget, Courtney and the late Tara.

Visitation was Wednesday at the Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home, 9000 W. 151st Street, Orland Park, and Thursday at 10 a.m. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 203 S. Kensington Ave., LaGrange. Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ray Graham Association, 1108 N. Main Street, Lombard, IL 60148 would be appreciated.

MelendezARTURO V. MELENDEZ

Arturo V. Melendez, age 89, longtime resident for over 60 years in Summit, passed away peacefully February 28.

He was the beloved husband of the late Carmen (nee Galvan); loving father of Arturo Jr. (Debbie) Melendez and Jose M.P.P.D. (Kelly) Melendez; proud grandfather of Vivian Melendez, Mackenzie Melendez M.P.D. and Stephanie Melendez; dear brother of Miguel (Teresa) Melendez and one brother and many sisters in Mexico. Arturo was preceded in death by his two brothers, Guadalupe and Trinidad Melendez. He will be remembered dearly by his many nieces and nephews, neighbors and friends.

Visitation was held March 3 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Friends and family met March 4 at St. Blasé Church for a visitation followed by a Mass of Christian burial. Procession from the church to Resurrection Cemetery where Arturo was laid to rest next to his beloved wife. Condolences may be sent to Arturo’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

RenaudHENRY C. RENAUD

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyHenry C. Renaud, age 71, passed away February 19. U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.

Beloved husband of Betty L. (nee Allen); loving father of David P. (Mae Edil) Renaud; dear brother of Judy (Ed) Stoklosa and the late Frank (Debbie) Renaud.  Fond brother in law and uncle of many.

Visitation was held February 24. Funeral chapel service was held February 25 from the Richard-Midway Funeral Home, 5749 Archer Ave. (Corner of Lorel). Interment with Military Honors followed at St. Mary Cemetery. For more information, please call 773-767-1840 or www.richardmidwayfh.com.

SelioJOHN SELIO

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyJohn Selio, age 96, of Chicago, Archer Heights community, passed away February 24. Army Veteran Korean War.

Beloved husband of the late Mary Guadalupe Selio; loving father of Margaret (Glenn) Summers and the late John Selio; cherished grandfather of John (Samantha) Selio, Emily Selio, Daniel (Samantha) Summers and Samantha (Nicholas) Enders; dear great-grandfather of Olivia, Cameron and Henry and John’s longtime friend and care giver Claudia Arredondo.

Visitation was held February 28 until time of Celebration of Life Service at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Procession from the funeral home to Resurrection Cemetery where John was laid to rest. Condolences may be sent to John’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

SzczepanskiPATRICIA SZCZEPANSKI

Patricia “Pat” Szczepanski (nee Bruno), age 69, of Chicago, Clearing community, passed away Februray 19, surrounded by her loving family.

Loving mother of Jason Szczepanski, Diana Szczepanski and Paul Szczepanski and adored grandmother of Jack; devoted sister of Linda Bruno; cherished daughter of the late Frank and late Margaret Bruno.

Visitation was held February 22 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation at the funeral home February 23 until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to Two Holy Martyrs Parish, St. Symphorosa Church for a mass of Christian Burial. Pat was laid to rest at St. Mary Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Patricia’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

ValtierraFERNANDO VALTIERRA

Fernando Valtierra, age 32, passed away February 5.

Will be forever missed by loving family and friends.

Arrangements and visitation were held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S Archer Ave, Chicago, Jonathan F Siedlecki, Owner/Director. Funeral Mass was held at Immaculate Conception Church, Chicago. Final resting place Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip. To leave any tributes, please visit the funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIL.com.

VareyRICHARD VAREY

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyRichard Varey, age 98, of Arlington Heights, passed away February 26. Proud Army Veteran WWII, 1st Infantry Division Big Red One, Silver Star Recipient.

Married for 72 years to the love of his life, Cecilia (nee Riley) before her passing in February of 2018. Beloved father of Mary Kay (George) Kacmarek, Downey (Linda) Varey and Tom (Janis) Varey; dear grandfather of Amy (Jim) Lamer, Dana O’Hara (Damien), Katherine Anne Varey, Peter (Christina) Varey, Patrick Varey and Alison (Mike) Newell; proud great grandfather of Madison, Lea, James, Ryann Lynn, Bradley, Avery and Charlie.

Visitation was held March 4 until time of Service at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Entombment St. Mary Cemetery, Garden Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donation in Richard’s memory to Little Sisters of the Poor St. Joseph’s Home, 80 W. Northwest Highway, Palatine, IL.60667, littlesistersofthepoorpalatine.org or Providence Life Services Hospice, 18601 North Creek Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60477, amosoriak@provlife.com would be greatly appreciated. Please offer your memories and condolences to Richard’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

 

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