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Obituaries July 6, 2023

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BudzANNA BUDZ

Anna Budz (nee Skiba), age 74, passed away May 30.

Beloved wife of Stanislaw Budz; loving mother of Lidia (Stanislaw) Rychtarczyk, Leszek (Malgorzata) Budz and Marzena (Anthony) Bautista; dear grandmother of Rafal, Damian, Diana (Sebastian) Michniak, Michael, Alyssa and Augustyn; dearest great-grandma of Leon; cherished daughter of the late Bronislawa (nee Dziadkowiec) and the late Jakub Skiba; fond sister of Maria, Helena, Jan and Marian. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held June 1 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral ws held June 2, 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.

NATHANIEL MORTIMER CARDINAL

Nathaniel Mortimer Cardinal, 23, of Palos Hills, passed away suddenly on June 26.

He was the beloved son of Bevin (Rodger) Lederer; loving brother of Rodger and Aislyn Lederer; cherished grandson of Dennis and Kathleen Newport, Carol Mc Callum and Rodger Lederer, Joseph Cardinal and Debbie Duh; dearest nephew to Andrew and Tracey Newport and Kevin and Nancy Lederer; dear great nephew and cousin to many.

Nate (Birdie Newport) loved music– writing, singing and performing.  A special thank you to all the people who made that happen.

Services were held at Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 Southwest Hwy. in Palos Hills, to Sacred Heart Church. Interment Fairmount Willow Hills Memorial Park Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, contributions would be appreciated to NAMI (The National Alliance on Mental Illness) or AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention).

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

GobletJUDITH “JUDI” GOBLET

Judith “Judi” Goblet (nee Meskauskas), age 78, recently of Port S. Luice, FL and South Haven, MI, grew up in Chicago’s West Pullman and Archer Heights communities, passed away June 26, in Ann Arbor, MI.

She is survived by her children, Deborah (Roger) Espinosa and Joseph C.F.D. (Mary Pat) Goblet, her sister Ann Meskauskas, 4 grandchildren, Zoe and Isabel Espinosa and Andrew and Abigail Goblet, and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Emily Meskauskas, brothers John Jr. and David Meskauskas and her former husband Bernard Goblet.

A memorial visitation to honor and celebrate Judi is scheduled for Saturday, August 12, 2023 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem) from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. A Service of Celebration of Judi and her contributions to this world will be held at 11:30 a.m. We will go in procession from the funeral home to St. Casimir Cemetery where Judi will be laid to rest with her parents and infant brother. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Judith “Judi” Goblet please visit our Sympathy Store at the funeral home website www.foranfuneralhome.com.

HerdzikEDWARD HERDZIK

Edward Herdzik, age 80, passed away June 3.

Beloved husband of Maria Herdzik; loving father of Elzbieta Burdzy and the late Zbigniew Herdzik and father-in-law of Marek Burdzy and Anna Herdzik; dear grandfather of Pawel, Marta, Ola, Josh, Marcin, Kasia, and Asia; great-grandfather of Patricia, Peter, Maya, Michael, Aiden, and Ava; cherished son of the late Michal Herdzik and Waleria Flamer; fond brother of Andrzej, Mieczyslaw, and Barbara. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held June 6 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held June 7, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Faustina Kowalska Church, 5255 S. McVicker Avenue, Chicago for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

IzzoCAROL IZZO

Carol Izzo, age 75, passed away June 7.

Loving mother of David (Angela) Izzo; loving partner of Overton Spoon; dear grandmother of Aliya Murray and Sydney Izzo; cherished daughter of the late Matilda (nee Forwell) and the late Anthony Izzo; fond sister of Anthony (Helen) Izzo, Richard Izzo, Gil (the late Gail) Izzo, Bruce Izzo and the late Alan Izzo. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held June 11 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held June 12, Service and Time of Remembrance were held at the funeral home. Cremation rites to be accorded. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

VALERIE A. KOSIEK

Valerie A. Kosiek, age 68, longtime resident of Chicago, Clearing community, passed away June 27 after a brief illness.

Loving wife of David Kosiek; dear aunt and great aunt. Valerie will be dearly missed by her cousins, neighbors and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Estelle Cyrnek.

Visitation was held July 3 at Two Holy Martyrs Church, St. Symphorosa Church followed by Mass. Procession to Resurrection Cemetery where Valerie was laid to rest. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Valerie A. Kosiek please visit our Sympathy Store at the funeral home website www.foranfuneralhome.com.

JOZEF LAS

Jozef Las, age 53, passed away June 10.

Beloved husband of Danuta (nee Mietus) Las; dearest dad of Jessica Las (fiance Jacob Gross) and Annette Las; cherished son of the late Anna (nee Brekus) and Wladyslaw Las; dear brother of Maria (Kazimierz) Kulach, Janina (Andrzej) Bukowski and Anna (Dariusz) Bartyzol; loving son-in-law of Maria and Wladyslaw Mietus; fond brother-in-law of Tadeusz (Iwona) Mietus, Marian (Katarzyna) Mietus and Krzysztof (Anna) Mietus. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held June 13 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held June 14, 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, please call 708 496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

NowakTHOMAS “TOMMY” G. NOWAK

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyThomas “Tommy” G. Nowak, age 40, passed away June 2. US Marine Corps Veteran.

Cherished son of Cheryl (Rick) Welcome and Tom (Christina) Nowak; beloved fiance of Monica Gaboian; loving brother of Brandi, Brad, Joe, Robby and Shane; bonus dad of Evelyn and Mila. Also survived by relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Gary Sinise Foundation. Visitation was held June 8 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held June 9, Funeral service and Time of Remembrance were held at the funeral home. Interment, Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

QuinnMARILYN F. QUINN

Marilyn F. Quinn (nee Gordon), age 82, of Brookfield, passed away June 19.

Beloved wife of the late John J. Quinn, Jr.; mother of Betsy Quinn and Julie (Jerry) Dieter; sister of Patricia Kildare; sister-in-law of Mary Claire Shreffler, Hugh (Fr. Gavin) Quinn, Ellen (Chris) Mykrantz, James (Patt) Quinn and Kathy Quinn; aunt of many loving nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life and Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to The Childrens Theatre Foundation of America, Office of the Treasurer of CTFA : Kassie Misiewicz, 425 SW B Street, Bentonville, AK 72712. Arrangements entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. 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 Marilyn Quinn family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

SadelskaMARIA SADELSKA

Maria Sadelska (nee Janik), age 88, passed away June 7.

Beloved wife of the late Stanislaw Sadelski; loving mother of Zofia (the late Andrzej) Cetera, Jan (the late Maria) Sadelski and Krystyna (Piotr) Repa; dear grandmother of Piotr (Jozefa) Cetera, Pawel (Malgorzata) Cetera, Renata (Krzysztof) Zarebczan, Mariusz (Alicja) Sadelski, Zofia (Michal) Podczerwinski, Piotr Sadelski, Dorota (Rafal) Bobek, Justyna (Karol) Bogacz, Wojciech Sadelski, Aneta (Andrzej) Petuchow, Katarzyna (Slawomir) Olejarz and Daniel Repa; dearest great-grandmother of 25. Cherished daughter of the late Anna (nee Kos) and the Jan Janik; fond sister of the late Aniela Sadelska, the late Andrzej Janik, Karolina Kubiniec, the late Anna Hanczerek and the late Helena Komperda. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held June 9 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held June 10, 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.

SikorskiDEBORAH ANN SIKORSKI

Deborah Ann Sikorski (nee Elstner), age 70, of Chicago, passed away peacefully June 16, with her loving family by her side.

Preceded in death by her parents Richard and Josephine Elstner (nee Gacek). Cherished mother of Melissa (Arden) Freeman, Kimberly (Douglas) Ogarek, and Jason (Katherine); mama Debbie to Aaron (Julie); cherished nana of Ryann, Scott, Aidan, Kate, Caleb, Sophia, Henry, Grace, and Wade; nana Debbie to Michaela, Joseph, and Alaina; dear former spouse of Jerome (Christine); beloved sister of Ricky (Debie), Gary, Kenny (Tammy), Sue (Dan), John (Bernie) and the late Kevin (Veronica); adored aunt of the late Scott Elstner; dearest aunt, cousin and loving friend to so many.

The family wishes to thank all of those who provided their support and kind words during her last days. Funeral service was held June 23 at St Mary Star of the Sea, 6435 S Kilbourn Ave, Chicago. Visitation was held June 22 and June 23 until time of prayers at Ridge Funeral Home, (Edward A. Tylka, Manager), 6620 West Archer Avenue, Chicago, IL. Cremation Private. For more info. call 773-586-7900 or visit www.ridgefh.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Veteran of Foreign Wars (VFW) or A Giving Heart Foundation. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ridgefh.com for the Sikorski family.

ROSE SIRCHER

Rose Sircher (nee Cascio), age 87, passed away June 10.

Beloved wife of the late John Sircher; loving mom of Lynn Sircher (John Polakowski), Judy Sircher and John (Maria) Sircher; dear Nonnie of Joann and Ava; cherished daughter of the late Filimena (nee Yorio) and the late Angelo Cascio; fond sister of the late Sam, the late Vito, the late Anthony and the late Ann. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Loving mom to her fur baby, Pepper.

Visitation was held June 13 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held June 14, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Two Holy Martyrs Parish-Saint Rene Goupil Church, 6340 S. New England Ave., Chicago for Mass. Interment, Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside. For more information, please call 708 496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

SmolenskiHALINA SMOLENSKI

Halina Smolenski (nee Ziarko), age 66, passed away June 19, after a difficult battle with cancer.

Beloved wife of Zdzislaw Smolenski; loving mother of Elzbieta (Dan) Tocila and Karol (Aneta) Smolenski; dearest grandmother of Justin Tocila, Jacob Tocila, Jessica Tocila, Jenna Tocila, Damian Smolenski and Kaya Smolenski; cherished daughter of the late Stanislawa (nee Bernatowicz) and the late Radzislaw Ziarko; dear sister of Romuald (Helena) Ziarko and Marzena (Krzysztof) Burtan. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held June 22 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held June 23, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Faustina Kowalska Church, 5255 S. McVicker Avenue, Chicago for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

 

 

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