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Obituaries June 8, 2023

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AltpeterRONALD WALTER ALTPETER

Ronald Walter Altpeter, age 79, of Fort Myers, FL, formerly of Argo, passed away May 5.

Ron is preceded in death by his parents Walter and Martha (Ficht) Altpeter and brothers Dennis and Tommy. Ron leaves his loving memory with his survivors, beloved wife of 51 years, Patricia; daughter, Lisa Beth Grace; son, Mathew Ronald (DeAnna) Altpeter; as well as his grandchildren, Megan, Patrick, and Mathew.

A Funeral Mass in memory of Ronald will be celebrated 10:30 AM, September 13, 2023 at St. John the XXIII Catholic Church, 13060 Palomino Lane, Fort Myers, FL. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 10:00 AM until the service. Ronald will be placed in the Memorial Garden at St. John XXIII following the Mass. A Celebration of Life Reception will follow the services, location will be announced closer to the service date.

BrabecNORMAN BRABEC

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyNorman Brabec, age 92, of Riverside, passed away May 24. WWII Army Veteran.

Loving son of the late Frank Brabec and Blanche Brabec (nee Stauber); cousin of the late Milton (the late Mary) Cyprian, Albert (the late Emily) Trock, Jr. and Ronald (Karen) Trock; beloved godfather, “uncle” and friend to many.

Visitation was held May 26 at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield. A Chapel Service was held May 27 at St. Adalbert Cemetery, 6800 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles. Interment immediately followed Chapel Service. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com. For those of you that would like to express your condolences to the family, please click visit the funeral home website and you can leave the family a message. 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 Norman Brabec Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

FudalaLUDMILA FUDALA

Ludmila Fudala (nee Stapor), age 78, passed away April 27.

Beloved wife of the late Jozef Fudala; loving mother of Jacek Fudala, Wioletta (Tadeusz) Lyszczarczyk, Adam Fudala, Tadeusz Fudala, Bernadeta (the late Stephen) Platos and Bartlomiej Fudala; dearest grandmother of Katarzyna, Patryk, Zuzanna, Amelia, Gabriel and Nathaniel; cherished daughter of the late Julia (nee Kolodziej) and the late Piotr Fudala; dear sister of the late Stefan Stapor. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives in Poland and friends.

Visitation was held April 30 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held May 1, 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.

GamezMARIA DOLORES GAMEZ

Maria Dolores Gamez, age 93, passed away May 4.

Her family and friends will miss her dearly.

Visitation Service was held May 9 at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S Archer Ave. Chicago.  Jonathan F Siedlecki, Owner/Director. Funeral Mass was celebrated May 10 at St. Rita of Cascia, 6243 S. Fairfield Ave. Final resting place St. Casimir Cemetery, Chicago. To leave any tributes, please visit funeral home website at http://www.SzykownyFuneralHome.com.

AIDA M. GUTIERREZ

Aida M. Gutierrez (nee Garcia); age 71, of Brighton Park, passed away May 28.

Beloved wife and best friend of 55 years to John A. Gutierrez; loving and devoted mother of Aida Yeskis, Amalia Gutierrez and Alejandra (Roy) Delgado; cherished grandmother of Lauren (Johnny) Davalos, Anita Madrid, Kathryn (Salvador) Gamino, Jacob Yeskis and Bianca Yeskis; dear great grandmother of Vincent, Delilah, Esmeralda, Stella, Natalia, Malakai and Xander; sister of Antoineta Esparza, Graciela Garcia, Enrique Garcia, Carmen Garcia, Lauria Tapia and the late Amalia Garcia; aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held June 1 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 8999 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. Funeral was held June 2 from the funeral home to the Church of St. James @ Sag Bridge Mission, Willow Springs for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. 708-839-8999 www.zarzyckimanorchapels.com.

HernandezESTELA Q. HERNANDEZ

Estela Q. Hernandez, age 90, of Chicago, West Lawn community, passed away peacefully May 28, surrounded by her loving family.

Married to the love of her life for 56 years, Estela was the beloved wife of Jose Hernandez; loving and devoted mother of Jose Jr. (Janet) Hernandez, Guadalupe (Francisco) Cornejo, Norma Hernandez, Cesar (Mirna Ugalde) Hernandez, Elizabeth Hernandez (Gabriel Arredondo), Angel (Asya) Hernandez, Benjamin (fiancée Ana Maldonado) Hernandez and Monico (Elizabeth Leon) Hernandez; cherished grandmother of Stephanie, Samantha, Sergio Adrian, Olivia, Caesar, Christopher, Fernando, Diego, Daniel, Amelia, Madelynn, Lucas and coming soon, baby Hernandez. She will be remembered by her many brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held June 2 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th St. just west of Harlem). Visitation at the funeral home June 3 until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to Mother of the Americas Church (Our Lady of Tepeyac) located at 3047 West Cermak Road, Chicago, for a Mass of Christian Burial. Estela will be laid to rest at St. Mary Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Estela’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

JaroszMARIAN F. JAROSZ

Marian F. Jarosz, age 87, resident of Chicago, Garfield Ridge community, passed away unexpectedly May 20.

Beloved husband for over 67 years to Kazimiera (nee Knap), the love of his life; cherished father of Albert Michael (Julie) Jarosz, Barbara Jarosz, Dorothy (Daniel) Montoya and Theresa (James) Leracz; loving grandfather of Jamie (Cameron), Bobby (Jordan), A.J. (Magda), Lil Tino, Sonia, Daniel Jr. (Crystal), David (Maliza), Desiree (Joel), Diana (Rich) and Jonathan; great grandfather of Jack and Bozena, Tommy, Mackalynn, Julianna, Liam, Nia, Jaleah, Michael, Elijah, Matthew, Angelica, and Baby Tino.

Visitation was held May 26 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation at the funeral home May 27 until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Faustina Kowalska Parish for a Mass of Christian Burial. Marian will be buried at Resurrection Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Marian’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT F. KRAMARSKI

Robert F. Kramarski, 80, of Palos Heights, passed away May 28.

He was the husband of former longtime Palos Heights alderman Dolores Kramarski, who passed away in November.

He was the dear father of Gary (Debra) Kramarski, Kim (Mike) Smith and the late Roberta Kramarski. Grandfather of Cole Kramarski. Loving Son of the late Grace (nee Heinrich) and Michael Kramarski. Brother of the late Phyllis Fisher.

Memorial visitation will be Thursday, June 8, from 3-8 p.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, 7020 W. 127th St. Palos Heights. A Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m.

He was the owner of Imperial Home Services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials St. Jude Children’s Hospital would be preferred.

AGUSTIN H. LOPEZ

Agustin H. Lopez, age 77, passed away May 21.

The celebration of his life was dedicated to his immediate family, wife and children, on May 24 at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S Archer Ave. Chicago.  Jonathan F Siedlecki, Owner/Director. To leave any tributes, please visit funeral home website at http://www.SzykownyFuneralHome.com.

 

MARY ANN NAUYOKAS

 

Mary Ann Nauyokas (nee Hilk), age 67, passed away April 28, from metastatic thyroid cancer.

Beloved wife and bride of 48 years of Mark Nauyokas.

If so inclined, please make a contribution in her name to Wounded Warriors or an animal shelter/rescue. Visitation was held May 6 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood was private. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

NiemyjskiRYSZARD NIEMYJSKI

Ryszard Niemyjski, age 77, passed away April 29, in Palos Hills.

Devoted and steadfast father to his two surviving sons, Mark and Chris, and daughters-in-law, Krystyna and Theresa; cherished by grandchildren, David, Claudia, and Jasper; brother of Lillian Godlewski, Stanley (Sharon), the late Joseph (Grazyna), and the late Tony (Ivona). And “Wujek Rysiek” is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and godchildren. Ryszard leaves behind numerous other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to American Cancer Society are appreciated. Visitation was held May 3 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held May 4, 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.

OrozcoJOSE OROZCO

Jose Orozco, age 84, passed away April 30.

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. Funeral Mass was celebrated May 12 at Immaculate Conception, 2755 W 44th St. Final Resting Place Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. To leave any tributes, please visit funeral home website at www.SzykownyFuneralHome.com.

SilvaELVIRA SILVA

Elvira Silva, age 73, passed May 23.

Visitation was held May 26 at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S Archer Ave. Chicago. Jonathan F Siedlecki, Owner/Director. To leave any tributes, please visit funeral home website at http://www.SzykownyFuneralHome.com.

WILLIAM F. SINIAWSKI

William F. Siniawski, 59, of Chicago’s Mount Greenwood community, passed away suddenly on May 28.

He was the beloved father of Rebecca (Justin) Smith; cherished and honored to be a grandfather to Lillian Ann-Marie, Justin Matthew Jr. and Kaitlynn Smith; dearest brother of Linda (the late Ronald) Ryzner, Steven (Debra), David and the late Chester II (Marion) Siniawski; dear uncle of Allison, Kristi, Chester III, Dana, Stacy, Kerry, Gina and Matthew.

He was a proud member of the Sons of American Legion.

Family and friends will gather for a Memorial Visitation on June 7 from 3-8 p.m.  with a Funeral Service at 7 p.m. at Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 Southwest Hwy., Palos Hills. Interment private.

BEAU R. SPIRAKES

Beau R. Spirakes, 93, of Palos Heights, passed away June 2.

He was the former assistant principal and football coach at Bowen High School in South Chicago.

He was the beloved husband of Constance (nee Hanes) Spirakes; loving father of Elaine Spirakes; cherished grandfather of Brendan and Lauren O’Rourke; dearest brother of nine and kind uncle and friend to many.

Family and friends will gather for visitation, Thursday, June 8, at 9 a.m. until time of funeral service at 10 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 7800 McCarthy Road, Palos Heights. Interment Fairmount Willow Hill Memorial Garden Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 Southwest Hwy., Palos Hills.

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

WlodarskiLORRAINE WLODARSKI

Lorraine Wlodarski (nee Antos), age 95, passed away April 30.

Beloved wife of the late George Wlodarski; loving mother of Michelle (William) Penny; dear grandmother of Gregory Penny and Kevin Penny; dearest great-grandmother of Liam Penny; cherished daughter of the late Stefania (nee Rusin) and the late Jan “John” Antos; fond sister of Edward (Theresa), Steve (Leana), Emil (Dorothy), John (Rose), Stella (Stanley) and Chester (Hele). Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held May 5 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

WronaJOSEPHINE M. WRONA

Josephine M. Wrona, age 101, resident of Hodgkins, passed away peacefully May 31.

Beloved wife of the late George Wrona. Josephine’s many nieces and nephews and their families will remember her fondly; daughter of the late Albert and Mary Mus. She was preceded in death by her 17 brothers and sisters.

Visitation was held June 4 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation at the funeral home June 5 until time of Celebration of Life Service. Procession from the funeral home to Resurrection Cemetery where Josephine was laid to rest next to her beloved husband. Condolences may be sent to Josephine’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

ZenonROSIBEL SANCHEZ ZENON

Rosibel Sanchez Zenon passed away May 7.

A wife, a sister and daughter. She will forever be missed by those around her.

Visitation was held May 10 at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S Archer Ave. Chicago. Jonathan F Siedlecki, Owner/Director. To leave any tributes, please visit funeral home website at http://www.SzykownyFuneralHome.com.

 

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