Funeral-Flowers.4 logo

Obituaries March 23, 2023

Spread the love

RamosVICTOR MANUEL AHUMADA RAMOS

Victor Manuel Ahumada Ramos, 62, of Chicago’s Little Village community, passed away peacefully with his loving wife and children at his side March 2.

Beloved husband of Maria Gonzalez Ahumada; much loved father of Melody Ahumada, Wendolyn Ahumada, Victor Ahumada and Landon Ahumada; proud grandfather of Meredith Cano Ahumada; dear brother of Benito Ahumada, Elodia Ahumada, Guillermina Ahumada and many other brothers and sisters in Mexico. He will be remembered dearly by his many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation was held March 10 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. in Summit. Funeral services were held March 11 at the funeral home until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Agnes of Bohemia Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Victor was laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Victor’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfunealhome.com.

JASON A. CALDERON

Jason A. Calderon, of Phoenix, Arizona, formerly of Summit, passed away unexpectedly March 2, one day after his 43rd birthday.

Loving father of Rolando, Christian, Crystal, Emiliano and Yadiar; beloved son of Onesimo and Maria Calderon; much loved brother of Michael (fiancée Leslie), Alma, Adrian, Albert and Adan Calderon. Jason will be missed by his many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held March 14 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. in Summit. Visitation at the funeral home March 15 until time of prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Blasé Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Jason was laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Jason’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

CaraballoNIDIA CARABALLO

Nidia Caraballo, 66, of Berwyn, passed away March 3.

Loving daughter of the late Quintin and late Nilda (nee Negron) Caraballo; dearest sister of Helen (Jesse) Aparicio, Miladys (Ismael) Ortiz, Javier Caraballo and the late Teresa Caraballo; dear aunt of Angel (Cynthia) Gutierrez, Lourdes Gutierrez, Jennifer Aparicio, Paul Aparicio, Marisa Caraballo, Javiar Caraballo Jr., Zion Ortiz, Sela Ortiz and Jocelyn Caraballo; great aunt of Isaiah, Mia, Luna, Noah, Sophia and Ethan. Nidia will be missed by her many aunts and uncles and cousins.

Memorial Visitation in Celebration of Nidia’s life was held March 15 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. in Summit. Visitation at the funeral home March 16 until time of A Celebration of Life Service. Procession from the funeral home to St. Mary Cemetery where Nidia was laid to rest. Condolences may be sent to Nidia’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

CarmonaJOSEFINA GOMEZ CARMONA

Josefina Gomez Carmona, 77, of Berwyn, passed away March 1.

Beloved daughter of the late Aniceto and late Maria De Jesus Martinez Gomez; loving mother of Elizabeth (Omar) Villarreal, Susana (Armando) Carmona-Banda and Patricia (Mariano) Trejo; much loved grandmother of Christina (Joshua) Hall, Victoria Villarreal, Andrew Marquez, Olivia Villarreal, Amanda Villarreal, Sarah Trejo, Sofia Villarreal, Samantha Trejo and Amanda Banda; great grandmother of Erik Hovlid and Oliver Hall; dear sister of Aurora Gomez, Jose Gomez, Raul Gomez, Ramon Gomez and the late Antonio Gomez. Fond aunt and great aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held March 9 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. in Summit. Visitation at the funeral home March 10 until time of prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Leonard Church, 3318 Clarence, Berwyn, for a Mass of Resurrection. Entombment will be at Resurrection Cemetery, Garden Mausoleum. Condolences may be sent to Josefina’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com

DENNIS F. EPPERSON

Dennis F. Epperson, 34, passed away February 23.

Arrangements were held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S. Archer Ave., Chicago. Final resting place Resurrection Cemetery. To leave any tributes, please visit the funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIL.com.

KaczmarekRICHARD KACZMAREK

Richard Kaczmarek, 74, passed away January 14.

Beloved husband of Nanci Kaczmarek; loving dad of Rion, Louie, Angel and Caitlin; cherished son of the late Lil (nee Mariani) and the late John Kaczmarek; fond brother of Tom (Louise) and Don (Carol). Also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

Richard was a retired U.S. Customs Special Agent, Willow Springs police officer, federal air marshal and federal range instructor.

Visitation was held February 4 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Cremation rites have been accorded. For more information, call 708-496-0200 or visit www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

MaslonaJANINA “JANE” MASLONA

Janina “Jane” Maslona, 82, of North Aurora, passed away March 4.

Beloved wife of the late Stanisław “Stanley”; dear mother of Christina Maslona, George (Sharon) Maslona, Mary (Randall) Drozd, Helen Maslona, Barbara (Mark) Brissette, John (Elizabeth) Maslona; mother-in-law of the late Halina (Krzyminski) Maslona; loving grandmother of Eric Drozd, Stephanie Drozd, Adam (Jaclyn) Drozd, Leah (fiancé Jesse Fisher) Maslona, Samantha Maslona (fiancé Parker Bristol) and Zachary Maslona; great grandmother of Amber Drozd.

Visitation was held March 8 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. in Summit. Visitation March 9 until time of prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Albert the Great Church for Mass. Jane was buried next to her husband at Resurrection Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Jane’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

PAULA MORALES

Paula Morales, 100, passed away February 26.

Will be forever missed by her beloved family and friends.

Arrangements were made by Szykowny Funeral Home 4901 S. Archer Ave., Chicago. Funeral Mass was held at St Paul Catholic Church, Chicago. Final resting place Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside. To leave any tributes, please visit the funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIL.com.

PanfilRICHARD L. PANFIL JR.

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyRichard L. Panfil Jr., 74, of Crestwood, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly February 28.

He was a proud Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Beloved husband of Jeannette (nee Weinert); loving father of Tamara (Eric) Miller and Richard Panfil; proud grandfather of Grant, Madeline and Ricky Jr.; dear brother of James Panfil and the late Carl Panfil and the late Linda Panfil. Fond brother-in-law and uncle to many.

Visitation was held March 6 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. in Summit. Visitation at the funeral home March 7 until time of prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Christina Catholic Church, 3342 W. 111th Street, Chicago, for a Mass of Christian Burial. Rick was laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery.

PeliachevskyWALTER “WALLY” PELIACHEVSKY JR.

Walter “Wally” Peliachevsky Jr., 69, of Shorewood, passed away March 6, with his loving and devoted wife, Luz, at his side.

Cherished son of the late Walter and late Irene Peliachevsky; fond brother of Linda (Scott) McDonald, Susan (Joseph) Peters and the late Michael Peliachevsky; beloved brother-in-law of Benjamin (Millie) Caban, Carmen (Cornelio) Soto, Noelia (Alex) Lopez, Ralph (Bianca)Caban, Marivel (Darrell) Long and the late Taquia Hidalgo, the late Genie Johnson, and the late Julio Caban. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held March 11 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. in Summit. A Service in Celebration of Walter’s life was held at the funeral home March 4. Per his request, Walter will be cremated. Family and friends met at Resurrection Cemetery March 13 where Wally was laid to rest. Condolences may be sent to Wally’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

PuentesCRISTIAN LUIS PUENTES

Cristian Luis Puentes, 19, passed away January 31.

Cherished son of Luis Puentes; dear brother of Diamond Puentes; fond nephew of Bricia Puentes (Kevin Gallick) and Jackie Puetes (David Quintina); dear cousin of David Jr., Aiden, Frida and Alberto. Also survived by relatives and friends.

Visitation was held February 5 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held February 6, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Gall Church, 5500 S. Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, call 708-496-0200 or visit www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

JUDITH A. SAWYER

Judith A. Sawyer (nee Dirscoll), 79, of Palos Hills, passed away peacefully at home with her loving family by her side on March 17.

She was the beloved wife of Gerald Sawyer; loving mother of Michael and the late Timothy and Amy Sawyer; cherished grandmother of Dane (Nicole) DellaPenna, Megan Sawyer, Drake DellaPenna, Mitchell Sawyer, and Dalan DellaPenna; dear aunt of Tamara Thomas, Laura Peterson, and Kelly (James) Morg; Kind great-aunt of Molly and Max Peterson and Damon and Ava Morg; dear friend to many.

Family and friends will gather for a visitation on Friday, March 24, from 3-8 p.m. Funeral at 9 a.m. from Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 Southwest Hwy., Palos Hills, to Sacred Heart Church for Mass at 10 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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

StaszkoWALTER “WALLY” STASZKO

Walter “Wally” M. Staszko, 70, of Chicago’s Garfield Ridge community, passed away unexpectedly March 5.

Beloved husband for 48 years to Rosemary (nee Mikrut); loving father of Greg (Sara White) Staszko and Amy (Christopher “Pip”) Mekeel; proud grandfather of Audrey and Miles Staszko and Baby girl Mekeel; brother of the late Irene (John) Ridenour and the late Edward (Karla) Staszko; dear uncle of Mike Ridenour, Chris Ridenour, Eddie Staszko, Jason Staszko and Kelli (Jared) Griep. Great Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Wally is so missed by loyal and faithful dog, Daisy.

Visitation was held March 12 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. in Summit. Visitation March 13 at the funeral home until time of the Service in Celebration of Wally’s life. Procession from the funeral home to Resurrection Cemetery where Wally was laid to rest. Condolences may be sent to Wally’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

StoklosaSYLVIA J. STOKLOSA

Sylvia J. Stoklosa (nee Powers), 90, passed away February 2.

Beloved wife of the late Clarence Stoklosa; loving mother of James (Carol) Stoklosa, Karen (Mark) Campbell, Jerome (Carolyn) Stoklosa and Julie (Jesse) Bedolla; dear grandmother of Brittany (Taylor) Matson, Brandon Campbell, Tyler Stoklosa, Zachary Stoklosa, Haley Stoklosa, Marissa Bedolla, Emma Bedolla and Gavin Bedolla; dearest great-grandmother of Colton Matson and Connor Matson. Also survived by numerous relatives and friends.

Funeral was held February 11, family and friends gathered at Saint Patricia Church, 9040 S. 86th Avenue, Hickory Hills, for Mass. Cremation rites accorded. Future interment to be held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood. For more information, call 708-496-0200 or visit www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Memorial contributions to the Alzheimers Association are much appreciated.

CHARLEEN M. TUZIK

Charleen M. Tuzik, 85, of Oak Lawn, passed away on March 13.

She was the dedicated wife of 57 years to the late Adrian Tuzik (Tuzik’s Kedzie Bakery), cherished mother to Susan (Mario) Pope, Sheri (Brian) Roeske, Wendy (Michael) Micek, Sandra (Matthew) Nowak and Timothy Tuzik.  Beloved Nana to Kayla (Tom) Isaacs, Tyler Roeske, Austin Roeske, Alexis Nowak, Nicholas Nowak, Joshua Nowak, Victoria Nowak, Isabelle Nowak, Zacharry Micek, Luke Micek, Lauren Tuzik and Aidan Tuzik. Cherished great Nana to Charlotte Isaacs.  Preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Alice Kimelman and her sister Bonnie Przybylowski.

She leaves behind a legacy of love for her family and friends to cherish.  She will be dearly missed.

Funeral services were held March 18 at the Becvar & Son Funeral Home, 5539 W. 127th Street, Crestwood.  Interment Fairmount-Willow Hills Memorial Park, 9100 S. Archer Avenue, Willow Springs.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choosing.

YolichJAMES L. YOLICH

James L. Yolich, 71, passed away March 15.

Beloved son of the late Joan Dulkowski (nee Renaud) and the late Leo E. Yolich; loving brother of Leo (Donna) Yolich, Wally (Nancy) Dulkowski, Patsy (Sam) Vainisi, the late Joe, the late Frannie, the late Mary, the late John and the late Billy.  Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Devoted companion to Rosemary Glazar.

Visitation was held March 20, with a Prayer Service (time pending) at the Richard-Midway Funeral Home, 5749 Archer Ave., Chicago. Private interment St. Mary Cemetery. For more information, please call 773-767-1840.

Local News

St. Patrick's Day Parade queen Bea Keenan is crowned by deputy city clerk Liz Cordova Wednesday night. (Photos by Steve Metsch)

‘So cool’ says newly crowned queen of Countryside’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Spread the love

Spread the loveBy Steve Metsch Bea Keenan said it’s “so cool, such an honor” having been selected queen of Countryside’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade at the Countryside City Council meeting Wednesday night. The parade, with a record 68 entries, steps off at 1 p.m. Saturday. Bea will ride on a float with her royal court…

Steve Palmer, chairman of the Brew Moon Festival; Susanna Decker of Community Support Services; and McCook Mayor Terrance Carr pose with the oversized check donated from the festival. (Photos by Steve Metsch) 

Brew Moon raises $33,000 for two charitable organizations

Spread the love

Spread the loveBy Steve Metsch Two local charitable organizations will benefit from the 12th annual Brew Moon Beer & Band Festival held in October at the MAX in McCook. The Kelli Joy O’Laughlin Memorial Foundation, based in Indian Head Park, and Community Support Services, based in Brookfield, each received $16,500. Checks were presented to representatives…

Mario DePasquale

Ex-McCook police chief sentenced to 27 months in extortion plot

Spread the love

Spread the loveBy Bob Bong Mario DePasquale, the former police chief of McCook, was sentenced last week to more than two years in federal prison after pleading guilty last year to conspiring with the village’s former mayor to extort two businessmen out of tens of thousands of dollars. DePasquale, 50, was sentenced February 21 to…

stealing Mail

Palos Heights police bust mail theft ring

Spread the love

Spread the love3 arrested for allegedly stealing mail in Palos Heights, Palos Park By Jeff Vorva The good news is that lost mail involving residents of Palos Park and Palos Heights has been found. The bad news is that it may be a while before they get that mail back. Three people were arrested for…

Shepard High School junior, Anastasia Kladis, has raised nearly $2,000 for Special Olympics Illinois and hopes to keep the amount growing before she takes the plunge at Shepard High School on March 7. (Supplied photos)

Shepard student to take the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Spread the love

Spread the loveBy Kelly White One Shepard High School student has been excelling in raising funds for this year’s Polar Plunge. Anastasia Kladis, a junior from Palos Heights, has raised nearly $2,000 for Special Olympics Illinois and hopes to keep the amount growing before she takes the plunge at school on March 7. “I have…

Evergreen Park senior Nolan Sexton drives past a Thornton defender during the Wildcats' 77-47 win over the Mustangs in the Class 3A Thornton Sectional on Feb. 27. Photo by Xavier Sanchez

Boys Basketball Class 3A Sectionals | Evergreen Park’s historic ends with loss to Thornton

Spread the love

Spread the loveBy Xavier Sanchez Correspondent The 2023-2024 Evergreen Park boys basketball team had one of the greatest seasons in program history. Unfortunately for the Mustangs, that season has come to an end with a 77-47 loss to Thornton in the semifinals of the Class 3A Thornton Sectional on Feb. 27. Evergreen Park was coming…

CRR_NH

Clear-Ridge Reporter and NewsHound February 28, 2024

Spread the love

Spread the love

Mary Stanek

Looks like March may go out like a lion

Spread the love

Spread the love. By Mary Stanek Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon 3808 W. 57th Place •  (773) 517-7796. . March comes in like a lamb – it goes out like a lion! A sneak peek at the weather forecast for the next 10 days does show some mild days. So, we welcome…

Kathy Headley

Weather cooperated for Marine’s return

Spread the love

Spread the love. By Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 . After the surprising snow coming down like a blizzard for a while last Friday night, I was especially glad to see the sun Saturday morning, for Patrick Downs (St. Rita High School class of…

Peggy Zabicki

Slam the brakes on reckless drivers

Spread the love

Spread the love. By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place •  (773) 504-9327 . The most popular topic of conversation in our neighborhood lately is the problem of speeding drivers. There are car accidents every single day due to drivers who break the law. I hope the city will add even more…

Neighbors

St. Patrick's Day Parade queen Bea Keenan is crowned by deputy city clerk Liz Cordova Wednesday night. (Photos by Steve Metsch)

‘So cool’ says newly crowned queen of Countryside’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Spread the love

Spread the loveBy Steve Metsch Bea Keenan said it’s “so cool, such an honor” having been selected queen of Countryside’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade at the Countryside City Council meeting Wednesday night. The parade, with a record 68 entries, steps off at 1 p.m. Saturday. Bea will ride on a float with her royal court…

Steve Palmer, chairman of the Brew Moon Festival; Susanna Decker of Community Support Services; and McCook Mayor Terrance Carr pose with the oversized check donated from the festival. (Photos by Steve Metsch) 

Brew Moon raises $33,000 for two charitable organizations

Spread the love

Spread the loveBy Steve Metsch Two local charitable organizations will benefit from the 12th annual Brew Moon Beer & Band Festival held in October at the MAX in McCook. The Kelli Joy O’Laughlin Memorial Foundation, based in Indian Head Park, and Community Support Services, based in Brookfield, each received $16,500. Checks were presented to representatives…

Mario DePasquale

Ex-McCook police chief sentenced to 27 months in extortion plot

Spread the love

Spread the loveBy Bob Bong Mario DePasquale, the former police chief of McCook, was sentenced last week to more than two years in federal prison after pleading guilty last year to conspiring with the village’s former mayor to extort two businessmen out of tens of thousands of dollars. DePasquale, 50, was sentenced February 21 to…

stealing Mail

Palos Heights police bust mail theft ring

Spread the love

Spread the love3 arrested for allegedly stealing mail in Palos Heights, Palos Park By Jeff Vorva The good news is that lost mail involving residents of Palos Park and Palos Heights has been found. The bad news is that it may be a while before they get that mail back. Three people were arrested for…

Shepard High School junior, Anastasia Kladis, has raised nearly $2,000 for Special Olympics Illinois and hopes to keep the amount growing before she takes the plunge at Shepard High School on March 7. (Supplied photos)

Shepard student to take the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Spread the love

Spread the loveBy Kelly White One Shepard High School student has been excelling in raising funds for this year’s Polar Plunge. Anastasia Kladis, a junior from Palos Heights, has raised nearly $2,000 for Special Olympics Illinois and hopes to keep the amount growing before she takes the plunge at school on March 7. “I have…

Evergreen Park senior Nolan Sexton drives past a Thornton defender during the Wildcats' 77-47 win over the Mustangs in the Class 3A Thornton Sectional on Feb. 27. Photo by Xavier Sanchez

Boys Basketball Class 3A Sectionals | Evergreen Park’s historic ends with loss to Thornton

Spread the love

Spread the loveBy Xavier Sanchez Correspondent The 2023-2024 Evergreen Park boys basketball team had one of the greatest seasons in program history. Unfortunately for the Mustangs, that season has come to an end with a 77-47 loss to Thornton in the semifinals of the Class 3A Thornton Sectional on Feb. 27. Evergreen Park was coming…

CRR_NH

Clear-Ridge Reporter and NewsHound February 28, 2024

Spread the love

Spread the love

Mary Stanek

Looks like March may go out like a lion

Spread the love

Spread the love. By Mary Stanek Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon 3808 W. 57th Place •  (773) 517-7796. . March comes in like a lamb – it goes out like a lion! A sneak peek at the weather forecast for the next 10 days does show some mild days. So, we welcome…

Kathy Headley

Weather cooperated for Marine’s return

Spread the love

Spread the love. By Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 . After the surprising snow coming down like a blizzard for a while last Friday night, I was especially glad to see the sun Saturday morning, for Patrick Downs (St. Rita High School class of…

Peggy Zabicki

Slam the brakes on reckless drivers

Spread the love

Spread the love. By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place •  (773) 504-9327 . The most popular topic of conversation in our neighborhood lately is the problem of speeding drivers. There are car accidents every single day due to drivers who break the law. I hope the city will add even more…