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Obituaries July 13, 2023

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BenjaminCATHERINE BENJAMIN

Catherine Benjamin (nee Zwierzchowski), age 67, of LaGrange Park, formerly of Brookfield, passed away June 28.

Wife of Patrick Benjamin; beloved mother of Matthew (Gabriela) Lettiere; loving grandmother of Gwen Lettiere and Charlie Lettiere; sister of Daniel Zwierzchowski, Barbara Steely and the late Richard Zwierzchowski and Leonard Zwierzchowski; aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Services and Interment Private. Arrangements entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home and Cremation Services., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield. 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 Catherine Benjamin Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

brownJOHN F. BROWN

John F. Brown passed away unexpectedly July 2.

Beloved husband of Joyce; loving father of Julie Brown and Eric Brown; dear brother of Barbara Chism, Cathy (Mike) Coffman and Jim (Mie) Brown; dear brother-in-law of Robert and Louise Zdziarski.  John will be missed by his many nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.

Visitation was held July 8 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). A Service in Celebration of John followed. Procession from the funeral home to Resurrection Cemetery where John was laid to rest.

GrzymalaJANINA GRZYMALA

Janina Grzymala (nee Machnik), age 73, passed away July 5.

Beloved wife of the late Tadeusz Grzymala; loving mother of Aldona (Robert) Stech; dearest grandmother of Grzegorz “Greg” Stech, Sylvia Stech and Sandra Stech; cherished daughter of the late Jozefa (nee Nowak) and the late Zdzislaw Machnik; dear sister of Halina Machnik (the late Jan Siwy). Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held July 11 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held July 12, 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.

MARY GULCZYNSKI

Mary Gulczynski (nee Michalech), age 97, passed away June 9.

Survived by her extended family and friends.

Visitation was held June 14 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held June 15, Service and Time of Remembrance were held at the funeral home. Interment, Roselawn Memory Gardens, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

KozakANIELA KOZAK

Aniela Kozak (nee Kowalik), age 81, passed away June 12.

Loving mother of Władysław Kozak (Krystyna), Maria Laz (Mark) and Jacek Kozak (Maria); dear grandmother of Aneta Bielanski (Peter), Beata Kozak, Krystian Kozak, Jowita Kozak, Jozef (Natalia) Kozak, Sarah Szwajnos (David), Sylvia Laz, Patryk Kozak, Dawid Kozak and Paweł Kozak; dearest great-grandmother of Gabby Bielanski, Max Bielanski, Mia Bielanski, Sebastian Szwajnos, Anabella Szwajnos, Vika Kozak and Igor Kozak. Also survived by many relatives and friends.

Visitation was held June 16 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held June 17, 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.

KrawczykZBIGNIEW KRAWCZYK 

Zbigniew Krawczyk, age 67, passed away June 28.

Loving father of Marek (Catherine), Darek (fiance Iveta) and Lukasz (fiance Joanna); dearest grandfather to Anna and Sara; cherished brother to Halina Stepniak and Barbara Dobrosz. Also survived by siblings and nieces in Poland, and many friends and family in the United States.

Visitation was held June 30 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held July 1, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Fabian Church 7450 W 83rd St., Bridgeview for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

KrolWIKTORIA KROL

Wiktoria Krol (nee Pawlak), age 83, passed away June 28.

Beloved wife of the late Jozef Krol; loving mother of the late Piotr and Bozena Krol; dearest grandmother of Patryk (Kasia) Krol, Edyta (Jakub) Baraniak and Renata Krol; cherished great-grandmother of Jakub, Bartlomiej, Patrycja, and Sebastian; loving daughter of the late Karolina and the late Ignacy Pawlak. Also survived by many siblings in Poland and Slovakia and many friends and family.

Visitation was held June 30 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held July 1, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Our Lady Mother of the Church Polish Mission, 116 Hilton Street, Willow Springs for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

MalupaSTANISLAWA MALUPA

Stanislawa Malupa (nee Kuc), age 71, passed away June 17.

Beloved wife of the late Wladyslaw Malupa; loving mother of Anna (Chris) McCloskey, Lucy (Simon) Ciesielski and Peter (Lindsey) Malupa and step-mother of Eva LaBern and Marek (Violetta) Klus; dear grandmother of Megan (Derek) Weissinger, Alex Ciecielski, Wyatt Malupa and Caleb Malupa and step-grandmother of Amanda LaBern, Michelle (Peter) Mares, Lukasz (Karina) Klus, Anna Klus, Ashley McCloskey and Christopher (Emily) McCloskey; dearest step-great-grandmother of Paisley Guerrero, Nora McCloskey and Noah McCloskey. Preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Joseph Kuc and Jan Kuc. Lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and numerous dear friends.

Visitation was held June 20 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held June 20, 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.

MeleroJESUS MELERO

Jesus Melero passed away unexpectedly June 30.

Beloved husband of Carol; loving father of Errnan (Juanita) Melero, Marycielo Melero (Javier Serrano), Valente (Cecilia) Melero, Yolivanni Melero and Apolonia Melero; cherished grandfather of Cielo (Ruben), Kristina, Julia, Errnan, Valente, Brisa, Emiliano, Mariyanna and Apolonia; dear brother of Sebastian (Josefina) Melero, Ernestina Melero (the late Liberato Aguirre) and the late Fredeberto (Nohemi) Melero. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held July 6 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held at the funeral home July 7 until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Paul Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Jesus will be buried near his mother at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

MuchaEDWARD MUCHA

Edward Mucha, age 61, passed away June 16.

Beloved husband of Ewa (nee Dunajczan) Mucha; loving father of Przemyslaw Mucha, Paulina Mucha, Maciej Mucha and Mateusz Mucha; cherished son of the late Leokadia (nee Dziadkowiec) and the late Jan Mucha; dear brother of Stanislaw (Helena) Mucha, Piotr (Maria) Mucha, Danuta (Wojciech) Balek and Jan (Irena) Mucha. Also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives.

Visitation was held June 20 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held June 21, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Fabian Church, 7450 W. 83rd Street, Bridgeview for Mass. Interment, Cmentarz Parafialny, Bukowina Tatrzanska, Poland. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

DOUGLAS W. PRIOR

Douglas W. Prior, 68, passed away peacefully at his Orland Park home surrounded by loving family on Sunday, July 9.

He was the beloved husband of Virgina (nee Caprio).  Loving father of Stephen (Kelsey) Prior.  Dear brother of Marilyn Pratscher, Suzanne Hayduck, Nancy Prior, and the late Phyllis Uhle.

Doug loved to travel, collecting gadgets, and his many wonderful friends.

Visitation will be Saturday, July 15, from 3 p.m. until time of service at 8 p.m. at the Becvar & Son Funeral Home, 5539 W. 127th Street, Crestwood.

For more information and to sign the guest book, go to  www.becvarfuneralhome.com  or call 708-824-9000.

SatalaEDWARD J. SATALA, SR.

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyEdward J. Satala, Sr., age 95, of La Grange, formerly of LaGrange Park, passed away June 29. Korean War Army Veteran.

Beloved husband of 68 years to Lois Satala (nee Vodraska); dear father of Edward J. Satala, Jr., Sheryl (John) Grever and Mark (Stacy) Satala; grandfather of Matthew (Bridget) Grever, Philip Satala, Laura (Nicholas) Roth, Adam Satala, Kristen Satala, Tara Satala and Anna Satala; great grandfather of Henry, Colin, Charlie, James and Emma; brother of the late John Satala, Jr. and Frank Satala.

Visitation was held July 6 followed by a Masonic Service, additional visitation was held July 7 at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Funeral was held July 7 to St. Louise de Marillac Church, La Grange Park for Mass. Entombment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside. In lieu of flowers Memorials appreciated to Shriners Hospital for Children (where Edward was a longtime usher), 2211 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60707. 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 Edward J. Satala, Sr. Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

JULIA D. SEXAUER

Julia D. Sexauer (nee Johnson), age 79 passed away May 31.

Preceded in death by her beloved mother Virginia Temple; loving husband Harold C. Sexauer; beloved sisters Barbara Dunker and Joanne. She is survived by her dear sister Patricia Martin, beloved children Joseph Tranmer (Terri) and Sherry Hancock (Ted); cherished grandchildren Jennifer Van Huis (John), Amanda Bikulcius (Brian), Joseph Tranmer (Amanda), Brittany Youchison (Matthew) and Melissa Tranmer; great grandchildren Grace, Audrina, Brandon, Johnny, Grayson, Jackson and Thomas.

At the request of Julia and the family there will be no formal service. Julia’s final resting place will be with her loving husband Harold at Evergreen Park cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to care of the Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice, Illinois. 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

WALTER SIREVICIUS

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyWalter Sirevicius, age 94, passed away June 17. US Army Korean War Veteran.

Beloved husband of the late Ann (nee Sovienski) Sirevicius; lovingly survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral was held June 23, Graveside Service with Military Honors were held at Resurrection Cemetery, 7201 S. Archer Avenue, Justice. Arrangements entrusted to care of Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice, Illinois. 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

WozniakTHERESA C. WOZNIAK

Theresa C. Wozniak (nee Trick), age 94, passed away June 28.

Beloved wife of the late Andrew S. for 62 years; loving mother of Maryann Wozniak, the late Richard A. and the late David A. (Connie) Wozniak; cherished grandmother of Sarah (Josh) Beach, Pamela Dowling, Lucas (Amanda), Michelle (Jimi) and Nathan; proud great grandmother of Adaline, Everett, Olivia, Landon, Colton and Bryson; dear sister of the late Joseph Trick and the late Fred (late Loretta) Trick; dearest friend to Elizabeth; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Funeral was held July 3 at the Richard-Midway Funeral Home, 5749 Archer Ave. (corner of Lorel) to St. Faustina Kowalska Church for mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation was held July 2. For more information please call 773-767-1840 or www.richardmidwayfh.com

 

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