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Obituaries June 22, 2023

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AcostaLILIA SALGADO ACOSTA

Lilia Salgado Acosta, age 66, of Chicago, Gage Park community, passed away June 8, after a long illness.

Beloved wife for 45 years to Jose Luis; cherished mother of Laura (Heriberto) Guzman, Maribel (Juan) Corona, David (Janeice) Acosta, Daniel (Desiree) Acosta and Luis Mauricio (Martha) Acosta; adoring grandmother of Uzziel, Zair, Luca, Eva, Ian, Aron, Elijah, Isis, Jaziah, Liliana, Judah, Angel, Amadis, Anabel, Tanairy and Adriel; and great grandmother to Ely; dear sister of Hipolito Salgado, Ubaldina Aguilar, Victoria Salgado, Aldegunda Patricio, Alicia Ramirez and Ines Salgado . Fond Aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held June 12 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held June 13 until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Gall Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Lilia was laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Lilia’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

MICHAEL JAMES BEADLE

Michael James Beadle, age 66, of Arlington Heights, formerly of Brookfield.

Beloved son of the late Julius Beadle and Gertrude Beadle (nee Gartner); fond brother of Larry (Cheryl) Beadle and Carolynn (Michael) Ressl; dear uncle of many nieces and nephews.

A visitation was held June 13 to time of Service at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 W. 31st St., Brookfield. Interment Glen Oak 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 Michael J. Beadle Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

CardenasRAYMOND “RAY” CARDENAS

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyRaymond “Ray” Cardenas, age 86, of Worth, passed away peacefully May 23. US Army Veteran.

Preceded in death by his parents, Alfonso and Maria (née Gaitan) Cardenas, his beloved wife Dora (née Aguilar) Cardenas and youngest son, David Cardenas. Cherished father of Albert (Jacqueline) Cardenas, Belinda (Robert) (née Cardenas) Gonzalez, Raymond “Steve” (Carin) Cardenas and the late David Cardenas; adored grandfather of Michael Cardenas, Raymond “Junior” Cardenas, Monica Cardenas, Elisia Gonzalez, and Maria Gonzalez; dear great grandfather of Noah Nunez. Also survived by several loved ones. Loving brother, uncle, cousin and friend to many.

Visitation was held May 31 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Celebration of Life was held June 1 at Hope Church, 5707 Wolf Road, La Grange. Interment, Sunwest Cemetery, El Mirage, Arizona. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

CertaNICHOLAS V. CERTA

Nicholas V. Certa, age 67, passed away May 24.

Beloved husband of Loretta (nee Karpiel) Certa; loving dad of Anne Certa, Elizabeth Certa and Nicole Certa; cherished son of the late Anna (nee Burdi) and the late Anthony Certa; dear brother of Diane Stutts and the late Anthony Certa Jr. Also survived by many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Auxillary Police Officer for the Village of Bridgeview, Illinois.

Visitation was held May 26 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held May 27, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Fabian Church, 7450 W. 83rd Street, Bridgeview for Mass. Cremation rites to be accorded. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

DieterleCARL DIETERLE

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyCarl Dieterle, age 83, of La Grange Park, formerly of Collinsville, passed away June 9. Air Force Veteran.

Beloved husband of the late Barbara Dieterle; loving father of Carla (Brian) Pitts and David Dieterle; devoted grandfather of Connor Pitts, Jack Pitts, Nathan Dieterle and Allison Dieterle; brother of Don Dieterle.

A Committal Service was held June 20 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, 2900 Sheridan Road, St. Louis, MO 63125. 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 Carl Dieterle Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

FaynikANN MARIE FAYNIK

Ann Marie Faynik (nee Lind), age 90, of Summit, passed away June 7.

Preceded in death by her parents, August and Judith Lind, her husband of 40 years, Louis Faynik, siblings Arthur, Michael and Frank Lind, Lillian Lave and Cecelia Lind. She is survived by three children, Michael, David (Kimberly) Faynik, Ann (Patrick) Lathrop; grandchildren Jacob (Haley), James, Jonathan Faynik, Amy Lathrop.

Visitation was held June 12 with a Service at Zion Lutheran Church. Her earthly remains will be entered in the family plot at Bethania Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Zion Lutheran Church, Summit, IL. Condolences may be sent to Ann’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

ForemanJOAN R. FOREMAN

Joan R. Foreman (nee Jarzab), age 87, of Naples, FL formerly of Chicago, passed away June 7.

Beloved wife of 55 years to the late Robert Foreman; loving mother of Dianne (Karl) Polaski, Robert (Denise) Foreman and Kevin (Valery) Foreman; dearest grandmother of Kristin (Alex) Rigg, Dawn Polaski, Kelly (Chris) Trapp, Brittany (Michael) Beckman, Jenna and Elisa Foreman; great grandmother of Ryan, Hannah, Reagan, Addie, Ryker and Bobby; dear sister of Alice (late Fred) Rosenow, the late Dorothy (late Jerry) Sevcik, late Edwin (late Helen) Jarzab, late Helen (late Raymond) Wojtowicz, late Sylvia Dolecki and the late Henrietta (late Norman) Sweda ; aunt of many nieces and nephews. Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Rose (Kleszcz) Jarzab and parents-in-law James and Catherine Foreman.

A mass of Christian burial was celebrated June 13 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Naples, FL. Visitation was held June 17 at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, Ltd., 8999 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. Funeral Services followed at the Funeral Home. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. 708-839-8999 www.zarzyckimanorchapels.com.

GronskiJOHN “JAN” GRONSKI

John “Jan” Gronski, age 86, passed away May 18.

Beloved husband of the late Mary (nee Kopec) Gronski; loving father of John Gronski, Jr.; cherished son of the late Karolina (nee Pajak) and the late Wojciech Gronski; dear brother of the late Stanislaw Gronski, the late Bronislaw Gronski, the late Jozef Gronski, Helena Rychtarczyk, the late Stefania Zarebczan, the late Elzbieta Sopata, the late Maria Gustek, the late Wladyslaw Gronski and Karolina Suchorabski; fond brother-in-law of the Kopec Family. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held May 21 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held May 22, 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.

KawaBARBARA KAWA

Barbara M. Kawa (nee Szklennik), age 67, of Justice, passed away June 6.

Cherished mother of Lisa Marie (Chris) Kawa-Felker and Christina (Zoran) Perinat; devoted grandmother of Aleksandar and Sebastian; beloved daughter of the late Michael and late Harriet Szklennik; dear sister of Edward (Rose) Szklennik and loving aunt of Brian (Mindy) and Cindy (fiancé George) and great aunt to Mila, Avery, Arya and Aidan.

Visitation was held June 9 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation at the funeral home June 10 until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Daniel the Prophet Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Barbara will be laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Barbara’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

DIANNA LYNN KORNITA

Dianna Lynn Kornita, 66, of Palos Hills, passed away on June 10 surrounded by family after a long and courageous fight with cancer.

Dianna was born in Dayton, Ohio, on December 13, 1956 to Ruthand Edward Luman. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 36 years, Ken, and their daughters Nicole (Mitch) Lanik and Lisa (Jason Woodward), son Dan (Rawan), granddaughters Serena and Abigail, her sister Debbie (Don) Garon, brother Dave (Cindy) Luman, sister-in-law Pam Luman, Ken’s brother Jim (Lynn), sister Karen and numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, and cousins. Dianna is preceded in death by her parents Edward and Ruth Luman, her brother Ron (Pam) Luman and Ken’s parents Jim and Dorothy Kornita.

Di, as most knew her by, met her husband Ken 40 years ago after being introduced by a mutual friend. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family and was an avid skier enjoying ski trips to Montana, Colorado, California, Switzerland, and all over the Midwest. Di also loved to travel and enjoyed trips to Western Europe, Canada, Mexico, Jamacia, and Costa Rica. She was very active in her children’s school activities volunteering from preschool through high school and supported them in soccer, dance, poms, scouts, brownies and many, many other endeavors.

Even with her illness she found a way to enjoy every day she was given with her husband and family. Dianna always had an easy smile and laugh, and will truly be missed by all.

Family and friends gathered for a memorial visitation on June 16 at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 Southwest Hwy., Palos Hills.

MoralesVICENTE H. MORALES

Vicente H. Morales, age 70, of Chicago, Near West Side community, passed away peacefully June 8, holding hands with the love of his life, his wife of almost 51 years, Josefina.

Devoted father of Vicente (Cecilia) Morales, Miguel Angel (Christina) Morales and Alexandra Morales; loving grandfather of Vicente, Ana and Delia; dear brother of Rubén Morales Hernández, Margarita Morales Hernandez, J. Jesús Morales Hernandez, Armando Morales Hernandez, Maria Concepción Morales Hernandez, Humberto Morales Hernandez, Leticia Morales Hernandez, Marivel Morales Hernandez, Jaime Morales Hernandez and José Omar Morales Hernandez. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held June 13 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held June 14 until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Bruno Church, 4751 South Harding (48th street just east of Pulaski) for a Mass of Catholic Burial. Vicente was laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Vincente’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

SamockiRICHARD E. SAMOCKI

Richard E. Samocki, age 92, of Lincolnwood, passed away June 9.

Preceded in death by his sisters and brother, Genieve, Cecilia, Pearl, Virginia and Chester. He will be remembered dearly by his nephews, Mark Kaspar, Matthew (Raul) Kaspar and his niece, Marie, her husband, David Scheithauer and his great nieces and nephew, Anna, Kate and Chris.

Visitation was held June 17 followed by A Service in Celebration of Richard’s life. Procession from the funeral home to Resurrection Cemetery where Richard was laid to rest next to his brother. Condolences may be sent to Richard’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

CLEMENTE VALENTIN

Clemente Valentin, 90, of Palos Heights, passed away peacefully on June 15.

He was the beloved husband of 66 years to Mercedes nee Valentin; loving father of Mina (Concepcion) Lopez, Clemente Valentin Jr., Yolanda (Santono) Melendez, Aide (Hector) Massini, Marilyn Felix (Luis R. Hernandez), David Valentin, and the late William (Armandina) Valentin; cherished grandfather of 22, proud great-grandfather of 19, great great-grandfather of 1.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Clemente Valentin would be appreciated.

Funeral services were held June 20 at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 Southwest Hwy., Palos Hills. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

VoylesLINDA M. VOYLES

Linda M. Voyles (nee Duncan), age 86, passed away May 17.

Beloved wife of Tommy Voyles; loving mom of Cynthia (Michael) Dean and Randy (the late Christine) Voyles; loving nan of Amanda (Brien) Morrell, Jason (Kala) Voyles and Jesica Voyles; loving great-grandma of Connor, Dillon and Nolan; cherished daughter of the late Eunice (nee Hindmon) and the late Wilford Duncan; dear sister of the late Bobby (Sue) Duncan. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held May 20 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice, with a Service and Time of Remembrance held at the funeral home. Interment, Bethania Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

WaclawiakSTANISLAW WACLAWIAK

Stanislaw Waclawiak, age 69, passed away May 23.

Beloved husband of Maria (nee Majchrzak) Waclawiak; loving father of Andrzej (Anna) Waclawiak; dearest grandpa of Angelika Waclawiak and Jan Waclawiak; cherished son of the late Apolonia (nee Marmol) and the late Stefan Waclawiak; dear brother of Janusz (Danuta) Waclawiak. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held May 25 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held May 26, 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.

 

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