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Obituaries July 20, 2023

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AguilarMARIA AGUILAR

Maria Aguilar passed away peacefully at home July 7 with her loving family by her side.

Cherished mother of Jose (Linda) Aguilar, Martin (Maria) Aguilar and Jonathan Aguilar; much loved grandmother of Joel, Oliver, Alain, Alexa and Emily; beloved daughter of Guadalupe and the late Florentino Ramirez; Maria will be remembered dearly by her many brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held July 13 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation at the funeral home July 14 until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Gall Church for a Mass of Christian burial. Maria will be laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery.

AvilaARTURO AVILA

Arturo Avila passed away July 11, with his family by his side.

Beloved husband for 56 years to the love of his life, Maria Avila; cherished father of Olivia (Jose) Valle, Rosa Isela (Francisco) Guzman, Lorena (Mario) Garcia, Nora Adriana (Omar) Lopez, Margarita (Ramiro) Dimas, Monica Avila, Arturo (Veronica) Avila and Maria (Juan) Ramirez; proud grandfather of Samantha, Vanessa, Francisco, Jeannette, Jenifer, Omar, Ricardo, Ana Maria, Vidalina, Sabine, Elihu, Uriel, Dominic, Irais, Alexandro, Valentina, Johann, Valezka, Alekzia, Dana and Eduardo; great grandfather of Noah, Eli and Eliani; dear brother of Ismael, Elia, Eloisa, Rosa, Teresa and the late Carmen.

Visitation was held July 14 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held July 15 until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to Our Lady of Fatima Church for Mass. Per his request, Arturo will be cremated, and his final resting place will be at Resurrection Cemetery at a later date.

JEANNE BOYLE

Jeanne Boyle (nee Heroux), 91, of Manhattan, passed away at Lightways Hospice Home in Joliet on July 15, 2023, with her loving family at her side.

She is survived by her children Dorothy (Mark) Thompson, Sharon (Doug) Woods, William E. (Cheryl) Boyle III, Patrick Boyle, John (Cathy) Boyle, Mary Jeanne Boyle, and Kathy (Mike) May, her grandchildren Donald (Heather) Thompson, Brian (Niki) Thompson, Kevin (Natalie) Thompson, Robert (Nicole) Thompson, Jeremy (Kim) Woods, Thomas (Aria) Woods, Amanda (Donald) West, William E. Boyle IV, Jaclyn (Shawn) Bukas, Randall (Mollie) Boyle, Russell Boyle, Shawn Boyle, Colleen (Dan) Fasullo, John (Ashley) Boyle, Catie Boyle, Cass Murphy, Robin (Brett) Schulz, Michael (Renee) May, Nick (Lauren) May, Christian May, Angela (Nate) Rock and Michael Boyle, twenty-four great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents Francis and Dorothy (nee Macklin) Heroux, her husband William Boyle Jr. (2003), her son Michael Joseph Boyle, and her siblings Tom Heroux, Dot Credeen, and Mike Heroux and her faithful canine companion “Coco.”

Jeanne graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, and with her master’s degree from National College of Education in Evanston. She taught and was the librarian for Chippewa School and Crab Orchard in Palos Heights and for the Manhattan Public Library.

Jeanne loved books and was an avid reader. She also enjoyed watching the Chicago Blackhawks, Bears and Cubs, traveling and the opera to name a few.

Visitation will take place on Friday, July 21, from 4-8 p.m. at Forsythe Gould Funeral Home. Funeral service will take place July 22 at 9:30 a.m. from the funeral home to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 235 W. North St., Manhattan, for 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Manhattan.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jeanne’s name to Lightways Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431 or by visiting www.lightways.org would be most appreciated.

REV. WILLIAM J. FINNEGAN

Rev. William J. Finnegan, 92, passed away on July 13.

He was pastor emeritus at Our Lady of the Woods Church in Orland Park.

He was the devoted son of the late William and Jennie (nee Reedy) Finnegan. Loving brother of the late Rev. John Finnegan, Thomas (Toni) Finnegan, and Mary (late John) Discher. Cherished uncle of many nieces and nephews.

He was the former Associate Pastor at St. Joachim Church, St. Margaret of Scotland Church and Sacred Heart Church. Chaplin at Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy School.

In retirement, he resided at Infant Jesus of Prague Church and St. Michael Church.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 20, from 4-8 p.m. and Friday, July 21, at 9 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Woods Church, 10731 W. 131st Street, Orland Park. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Our Lady of the Woods Church would be appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home.

FuentesGERONIMO FUENTES TREJO

Geronimo Fuentes Trejo passed away at home July 12, surrounded by his loving family.

Cherished father of Anayeli Fuentes (Hubaldo) and Areli Fuentes (Eliseo); much loved grandfather of Emiliano, Camila, Valeria  Leon; beloved son of Miguel and Isidora Fuentes; dear brother of Emilio Fuentes, Virginia Fuentes, Antonia Gelacio, Crecencio Fuentes, Reina Fuentes, Alicia Gelacio, Miguel Angel Fuentes, Juan Fuentes, Francisco Fuentes and the late Victoria Fuentes.

Visitation was held July 16 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation at the funeral home July 17 until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to Our Lady of Czestochowa and Charity Parish – St. Mary of Czestochowa Parish Church, 3010 48th Ct, Cicero for a Mass of Christian Burial. Geronimo will be laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery.

ALICE VICTORIA GAVAGHAN

Alice Victoria Gavaghan (nee Klash), 91, of Palos Park, passed away at home with her family around her, on June 16, 2023.

She was born in Chicago on December 21, 1931, to the late Walter and Rose Klash of Hollywood, Florida.

She was the beloved wife of the late Robert Gavaghan. Dear sister to Thomas Klash (Cynthia Hardy). Adored mother to Karen Scherman and Brian Gavaghan (Irena). Loving grandmother to Virginia Stekala (Dariusz) and Victoria Bomba (Mateusz). Fond great-grandmother to Julia, Andrew, and Milena. Much loved aunt to many.

From the age of 12, Alice worked in her family’s business, Town of Lake Utilities, later working there with her husband Bob, bringing a new vitality to the business.

Alice was a long-time employee of the Chicago Convention Bureau. She had her own boutique at one time in Frankfort.

She also had her own radio program in the 1960s called “Back of the Yards Showcase” where she interviewed local and national celebrities.

Very well-traveled, she loved adventure, laughter and her little dogs. Her beauty, personality and smile won her many friends. She loved movies, opera, and sharing a glass of wine.

Family and friends will gather for a Memorial Visitation on Monday, July 24, at Sacred Heart Church at 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Mass at 11 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

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

KhoslaJAGDEEP KHOSLA

Jagdeep Khosla (nee Grewal), age 86, passed away June 29.

Lovingly survived by her family, relatives and friends.

Visitation and Puja Service were held July 2 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Cremation rites to be accorded. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

MARY ANN KNOX

Mary Ann Knox (nee Goodwin), age 78, passed away June 30.

Beloved wife of Douglas Knox and the late Fred Nasluchacz; loving mother of Kelly (Dennis) Kunhart and Brian (Diane); dearest grandmother of Sara Centanne, Nicholas Fanello; cherished great grandmother of Lilith; dearest sister of Clarence (Marcella) Goodwin. Also survived by relatives and friends.

Visitation was held July 6 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held July 6, Service and Time of Remembrance were held at the funeral home. Interment, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Stickney. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

KuschROBERT E. KUSCH

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyRobert E. Kusch, age 86, passed away June 14. US Marine Corps Veteran.

Beloved husband of Marguerite (nee Nash) Kusch; loving father of Kimberly (Chris) Freepartner, Mary (Ryan) Kirby and Nancy (Jason) Borneman; dear grandfather of Robert Kusch, Tyler Andrews, Madison Kirby and Cameron (Carter) Borneman; dearest great-grandfather of Theodore Kusch; cherished son of the late Dorothy (nee Muff) and the late Clarence Kusch. Also survived by relatives and friends.

Visitation was held July 8 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice, with a Service and Time of Remembrance held at the funeral home. Cremation rites have been accorded. Private inurnment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, will be held at a future date. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

KENNETH T. MADERAK SR.,

Kenneth T. Maderak Sr., age 77, passed away June 27.

Beloved husband of Irma Maderak; loving father of Kenneth Maderak, Jr., and the late James Michael Maderak; dearest grandfather of Ashley and the late Jonathan; dear brother of James Maderak and Shirley Romanski. Also survived by relatives and friends.

Cremation rites to be accorded with services being held privately. Arrangements entrusted to Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

SOPHIA MIRANDA

Sophia Miranda (nee Wojciechowski), age 91, passed away June 29.

Beloved wife of the late John Miranda; loving mother of Carole (Bill) Miranda and John (Michelle) Miranda; dear grandmother of Melissa Folk, Nathan Miranda, Melanie Velazquez, Dave (Larni) Friedman and Collin (Brittany) Miranda; dearest great-grandmother of Antonio Velazquez, Alexa Velazquez, Hunter Folk, Penelope Folk and Liam Miranda; cherished daughter of the late Honoretta (nee Macuga) and the late Joseph Wojciechowski. Also survived by relatives and friends.

Funeral was held July 8, family and friends gathered at Resurrection Cemetery, 7201 S. Archer Avenue, Justice for a Graveside Service. Arrangements entrusted to care of Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

RahnPAUL C. RAHN

Paul C. Rahn passed away peacefully July 14.

Beloved husband of Janice; loving stepfather of Janeen Wesley, Kevin (Aimee) Wesley and Aaron (Abby Roe) Wesley; grandfather to Paeton (Robert), Aynslee, Hunter, Kevin Jr. and Kiley and great grandfather to Grayson, Ava and soon to be baby Parker; fond brother to David (late Roxanne) Rahn and their family.  Paul will be missed by his favorite buddy, Harper.

Visitation was held July 17 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Family and Friends met July 18 at Holy Cross EV. Lutheran Church, 3116 S. Racine, Chicago, for a visitation until time of Service. Procession from the church to Bethania Cemetery where Paul was laid to rest next to his parents.

LAWRENCE J. SOLARSKI

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyLawrence J. Solarski Sr., 96, of Palos Heights, passed away July 12.

He was an Army veteran.

He was the beloved husband of the late Marie (nee Slazyk). Loving father of Lawrence Jr. (the late Karen) Solarski, Carleton (Laura) Solarski, Laura (Steven) Seweryn, and the late Phillip Solarski.  Loving grandfather of eight and cherished great-grandfather of six.  Fond brother of Margaret (the late John) Wanda and the late Andrew (the late Marie) Solarski.  Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at the Becvar & Son Funeral Home, 5539 W. 127th Street, Crestwood, to Our Lady of the Ridge Church, 10811 S. Ridgeland Avenue, Chicago Ridge. Interment and military honors at Resurrection Cemetery, 7201 S. Archer Avenue, Justice.

For more info, visit www.becvarfuneralhome.com or call 708-824-9000.

SalvaggioDEBRA “DEBBIE” SALVAGGIO

Debra “Debbie” Salvaggio, longtime resident of Summit, passed away unexpectedly July 8.

Loving daughter of John and the late Rita Broderick; beloved sister of Monica (Tim) Broderick; cherished aunt of Ricky (Al Rendak) Medina and Nick (Jessie) Medina; dear great aunt to Dylan, Tyler and Ally. Debbie will be missed by her many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Per her request, Debbie was cremated, and a visitation Celebration of Love and Life in Debbie’s honor was held July 15 followed by a Service at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem).

VasquezMARCELINO VASQUEZ, SR.

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyMarcelino Vasquez, Sr., age 58, passed away June 29. US Navy Veteran.

Son of the late Manuel and Josephine Vasquez. Marcelino is survived by his wife Theresa of 35 years; his children Valerie, Desiree, Marcelino Jr, and Claudia; his grandchildren Melissa, Jocelyn, Juliana, Steve Jr, Anthony, and Leilani, and his great-grandson Noel.

Visitation was held July 6 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held July 7, 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.

CATHERINE “KAY” YUNKER

Catherine J. “Kay” Yunker, (nee Hoekstra), 89, a longtime resident of Orland Park, passed away peacefully at her home on July 16, 2023.

She was the loving mother of Wanda (John “Jack”) Fisher and Mark (Heidi) Yunker. Cherished grandmother of Lenee (Patrick) Hager and the late Tim (Katie) Fisher; Kristen (Ryan) Mars, and Doug (Lexi) Yunker. Dearest great-grandmother of John, Alice, Charlotte, and Sophia; Peyton and baby Yunker soon to be born. Beloved daughter of the late Andrew and Kate Hoekstra. Preceded in death by her siblings Ellen Kooyenga, Cecelia Fennema, Ray Hoekstra, twin sister Joan VanBeveren, and Neil Hoekstra.

Kay was a real estate agent and broker in Orland Park with over 50 years of service.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 20, from 3-5 p.m. with a Funeral Service to follow at 5 p.m. at Colonial Chapel, 15525 S. 73rd Avenue in Orland Park. Interment to follow at Orland Memorial Park Cemetery, Orland Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John’s United Church of Christ, 11100 Second St., Mokena IL 60448 would be appreciated.

 

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