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Obituaries May 18, 2023

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AccetturoHELEN R. ACCETTURO

Helen R. Accetturo (nee Budzak), 84, passed away May 8, at Symphony in Lincoln Park Nursing Home.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Irene and Jacob Budzak. She was the dearly beloved wife of the late Michael V. Accetturo. Cherished mother of Sister Mary Rose Accetturo, SFCC, Steven (Kim) Accetturo, the late James (Robyn) Accetturo and Michael (Doris) Accetturo; devoted grandmother of Joseph (Cindy) Accetturo, Thomas (Leeanne) Accetturo, Kathryn (Alan) Kuminkoski, Stephen Accetturo, Jennifer Accetturo, Cindy Accetturo, Gino Accetturo and Angelo Accetturo; proud great grandmother of Ryan, Chloe, Lucia, James, Eric, Johan, Elias and Grace. Dear sister of the late Edward Budzak.

A visitation, including prayer service was held May 13 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave., Summit. Procession to Resurrection Cemetery where Helen was laid to rest next to her beloved husband. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Sylvia, Helen’s caregiver, for years, and Katie, AccentCare Hospice, for the care and compassion they showed to Helen and her family.

BridgesJAMES A. BRIDGES SR.

James A. Bridges Sr., 88, passed away May 7.

Beloved husband for 57 years to the late Diana A. Bridges (nee Anderson); loving father of Judy Bridges-Green, James Bridges Jr., and Susan (Robert) Pattock; cherished grandfather of William (Trisha) Green, Daniel (Amanda) Green, Connor Madden, Alexandra Drobny, and Matthew Drobny; proud great-grandfather of Amber, Danny, Emilia, Rocky, and Lucas Green; dear brother of the late Leo Bridges, Ione Bridges-Chapman, AC Bridges, George Bridges, and Ron Bridges; dearest uncle of Barb (Dave) Whitis, Carolyn (Matt) Ronco, Greg (Caroline) Felten, Michael (Kimberly) Felten, and Lorrie (Roger) Cummings; fond brother-in-law of Linda (late Charles) Carlson.

Visitation was held May 13 until time of funeral service at Colonial Chapel, 15525 S. 73rd Avenue, Orland Park. Interment Orland Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Lightways Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431 are appreciated. Express your thoughts and condolences at colonialchapel.com 708-532-5400.

CambalikJOAN M. CAMBALIK

Joan M. Cambalik (nee Michaels),  86, of North Riverside, passed away May 4.

Beloved wife of the late Robert M. Cambalik; loving mother of Lynn (the late Alan) Plica and David (Barbara) Cambalik; dear grandmother of Nicole (Nicholas) Conteduca, Kellie (Ruben) Villarreal, Elizabeth (Marc) Besteman, Keri (Mark) Schaefer, Robert (Katie Lukas) Cambalik; great-grandmother of Jax Villarreal, Harper Villarreal, Frankie Conteduca, Noah Villarreal, Adriana Conteduca, Siena Conteduca Lucas Schaefer and Niko Villarreal; sister of Donald (Judy) Michaels and Kenneth (Sharon) Michaels.

Visitation was held May 9 and May 10 to time of service at at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Funeral service followed. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Forest Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to a charity of your choice.

CodyWILLIAM F. CODY

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyWilliam F. Cody, 90, passed away on April 9.

He was Navy veteran.

Beloved husband of the late Esther Jean (nee Getz) Cody; loving father of William (Virginia) Cody, Debra (Kenneth) Casey, Kimberly (Anthony) Huladek, David Cody, Mark Cody and Jeanne (Sean) McCoy; dear grandfather of Dennis, Jason, Dana (Andrew), Jennifer, the late Baby Anthony, Anthony, Michael, William, Alexander, Cody, Kyle and Ally; dearest great-grandfather of Jaclyn, Mia, Ava, Adam, Isabella and Asher; treasured great-great-grandfather of Tyler and Tessa; cherished son of the late Frances (nee Matz) and the late William Cody. Loved by many brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Also survived by relatives and friends.

He was a proud lifetime member of the American Legion.

Visitation was held April 16 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held April 17 from the funeral home to Saint Bede the Venerable Church, Chicago, for Mass. Cremation rites to be accorded.

DePhillipsVERONICA “BABE” T. De PHILLIPS

Veronica “Babe” T. De Phillips (nee Cichoszewski), 98, of Lemont, formerly of the Garfield Ridge community, passed away May 3.

Married for 51 years to the love of her life, the late Benjamin Joseph. Devoted mother to Russell (Cindy) De Phillips, Tina (Thomas Jr.) Rouen, Kevin De Phillips and the late Brian (Marie) De Phillips; loving grandmother to Danielle (Michael) Bibelheimer, Christopher De Phillips, Jon (Allison) Hale and Sean De Phillips. Preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Victoria (nee Tomaszewski) Cichoszewski, her dear sister Dorothy Rockaitis and ten brothers and sisters, and her loving son Brian De Phillips. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their children.

Visitation was held May 16 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave., Summit. Visitation was held May 17 from the funeral home to St. Daniel the Prophet Church for a Mass of Christian burial. Babe will be buried next to her dear husband at Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.

JASON A. EDWARDS

Jason A. Edwards, 47, of Chicago’s West Lawn community, passed away May 7.

Loving son of Daniel M. Edwards and the late Valerie T. (nee Barrios) Edwards; dearest brother of Craig M. and the late Christopher A. Edwards; dear cousin of James, Angelica, Paul Jr., Aurelio Jr., Alexander and Gina Allison, late John and late Jorge Miguel and many great cousins.

Visitation was held May 11 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels Ltd., 5088 S. Archer Ave., Chicago. Funeral was held May 12 from the funeral home to the Church of St. Procopius for Mass.

KAREN GOVEIA

Karen Goveia (nee Baricovich), 76, of Plainfield, formerly of Willow Springs, passed away May 4.

Beloved wife of Raymond Goveia; loving mother of Jeffrey Goveia, James (Karen) Goveia and Jon (Jean) Goveia; loving grandmother of Kyle, Grace, Quinn and Emme; devoted daughter of the late Evelyn (nee Laatz) and late Michael Baricovich; dear sister of Joan (Edward) Schoonveld; fondly loved by her sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation was held May 12 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels Ltd., 8999 Archer Ave., Willow Springs.  Visitation May 13 at Grace Lutheran Church, Willow Springs was followed by Services. Inurnment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

JimenezMARCOS E. JIMENEZ

Marcos E. Jimenez passed away peacefully at home with his loving family at his side.

Cherished father of Ramon (Yanira) Jimenez, Cecelia Jimenez, Macario Jimenez, Pedro Jimenez, Lourdes Jimenez, Jesus Jimenez, Rebeca Jimenez and Maricela Jimenez. Much loved grandfather and great grandfather of many; dear brother of Lorenzo and Virginia and the late Maario and late Reymundo in Mexico. Marcos will be remembered fondly by his many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held May 9 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave., Summit. Procession from the funeral home to Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

KlimekJOZEF KLIMEK

Jozef Klimek, 74, passed away April 10.

Beloved companion of Krystyna Cekus; loving father of Slawomir Klimek; cherished son of Bronislawa (nee Remiasz) and the late Wladyslaw Klimek; dear brother of Janina (Andrzej) Radecki, Wladyslaw (Jozefa) Klimek and Maria (the late Stanislaw) Nowobilski. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held April 14 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held April 15 at Saint Fabian Church, 7450 W. 83rd Street, Bridgeview for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.

OchenkowskiJOZEFA OCHENKOWSKI

Jozefa Ochenkowski (nee Barnas), 62, passed away April 9.

Beloved wife of the late Andrzej Ochenkowski; loving mother of Marta (the late Tadeusz) Wojtaszek; dearest grandmother of Emilia Wojtaszek; cherished daughter of the late Bronislawa (nee Dlugopolska) and the late Stanislaw Barnas; dear sister of Kazimiera (Jaroslaw) Lefanowicz, Andrzej (Stanislawa) Barnas and Maria (the late Stanislaw) Koltas-Szczechowicz. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held April 12 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held April 13 from the funeral home to Saint Andrew the Apostle Church, 505 Kingston Drive, Romeoville for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.

OrlickVIRGINIA LEE ORLICK

Virginia Lee Orlick, 95, longtime resident of Summit, passed away peacefully May 2 at Rosary Hill Home.

Beloved wife of the late Edward Orlick; loving daughter of the late George and late Estella Mae Taloff; dear sister of Helen Stamps, Donna Kissel, the late Nick Taloff, the late Paul Taloff, late Doris Vacchard, late Alva Taloff, late Harold Taloff and the late Anna Irene Taloff. Virginia will be remembered dearly by her many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Visitation was held at Rosary Hill Home May 6. Procession from Rosary Hill Home to Fairmount Willow Hill Memorial Park where Virginia was laid to rest next to her beloved husband.

ScharmukschnisSUSAN J. SCHARMUKSCHNIS

Susan J. Scharmukschnis, 65, of Streator and formerly of Palos Heights, passed away May 11 at OSF Center for Health.

Susan was born on September 16, 1957, in Chicago, to Marvin and Jeannine (Bolser) Morey.

She married Rainer Scharmukschnis on December 4, 2015.

Survivors include her husband, Rainer Scharmukschnis, and brother, Joseph (Debra) Morey, of Bloomington. Susan was preceded in death by her parents.

She attended Palos East Elementary School in Palos Heights and graduated from Carl Sandburg High School in 1975 in Orland Park.

She formerly was a manager of many gas stations in the Palos Heights area.

Graveside services were held on Tuesday at the Chapel Hill Gardens South Cemetery in Oak Lawn.

Memorials may be directed to the Pet Project Animal Shelter.

Services were arranged by Winterrowd Funeral Home in Streator.

TashnerMARGARET “MIDGE” KATHERINE TASCHNER

Margaret “Midge” Katherine Taschner (nee Steinbach), 78, of LaGrange Park, passed away May 6.

Beloved wife of Manfred “Murph” Taschner; loving mother of Michele (John) Owen and Tracy (Jason) Klein; cherished grandmother of Regina Domer; fond sister of Cathy (the late James) Smith and preceded in death by 7 sisters and 1 brother; aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation  was held May 12 at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Interment Private.

JAVIER R. VEGA

Javier R. Vega, of Summit, passed away at home May 6 with his loving family at his side.

Beloved husband of Imelda Andrade Vega; loving father of Arlene Vega, Thelma Vega and Luisa Vega; proud grandfather of Adan, Diego, Ava and Austin. Javier will be missed by his many brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

Per his request, Javier will be cremated, and a Service in Celebration of his Life will be scheduled at a later date.

In honor or Javier’s life please consider a memorial donation in Javier’s name to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.

WoynerowskiJEROME J. WOYNEROWSKI

Jerome J. Woynerowski, 80, of Chicago’s Clearing community, passed away peacefully May 2.

Loving brother of Joanne (late Kenneth) Palubiak; cherished son of the late Joseph and Anne Woynerowski; dear uncle to Julie (Ron) Wolny, Daniel (Lisa) Palubiak, David (Nicole) Palubiak and Jamie (John) Jamros. Fond great uncle of many. Dearest friend of Neill Trevino. Dear cousin of many.

Memorial Visitation was held at Two Holy Martyrs Parish, St. Rene Goupil Church May 12. Procession from the St. Rene Goupil Church to Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Inurnment private.

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