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Obituaries August 10, 2023

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BanikWALTER BANIK

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyWalter Banik, age 96, of Chicago, Clearing community, passed away peacefully July 29, with his loving family at his side. Proud Navy Veteran of WWII.

Beloved husband of the late Florence A. Banik; cherished father of Suzanne (John) Kremer, Paula (Bob) Behling and Maureen (Al) Garbauski; loving grandfather of Lindsey (Josh) Goad and Shannon Behling; great grandfather of Isla and Jack Holland. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Florence and Jack Glecier and was preceded in death by his other siblings and their spouses, Helen (Frank) Liptak, Joe (Betty) Banik, Stanley (Bernice) Banik, Frank (Lillian) Banik, Kate (Walter) Norvillas, Steve (Stella) Banik, Marie (Bill) Haelflinger, Josephine (Stanley) Wozniak, Adele (Al) Thompson and Mike (Loretta) Banik; dear uncle and great uncle of many.

Visitation was held August 2 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held at the funeral home August 2 until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to Two Holy Martyrs Parish, St. Symphorosa Church for a Mass of Christian burial. Walter will be given Military Honors and laid to rest next to his wife at Resurrection Cemetery.

DominguezMARTIN DOMINGUEZ

Martin Dominguez, age 59, passed away peacefully at home with his beloved wife Maria at his side August 3.

Preceded in death by his parents Paz Mondragon and Jorge Dominguez. Survived by wife Maria Luisa Dominguez; children Joshua and Jocelyne Dominguez, Jennice and Edgar Chavez and granddaughters Anabella and Alexa Chavez; siblings Francisca, Hugo, Jorge and Gerardo Dominguez. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held August 6 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held August 7, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Albert the Great Church, 8029 S. Central Avenue, Burbank for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

REUBEN D. DOMMER 

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyRueben D. Dommer, 96, passed away on August 4.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

He was the beloved husband of Irene Buetow; Loving father of Shirley (Ronald) Popper, Gary (Jean) Dommer, Julie (Timothy) Abbott, and the late Roger (Cyndy and Robert Bacigalupo) Dommer; cherished grandfather of Stephanie Popper, Sarah (James) Veale, Chena Popper , Gary Jr. (Jessica) Dommer, Megan (Brian) Grabinski, John (Leslie) Abbott, Emily, (fiancé Kyle Spradlein) Abbott, Jacob (Bailey) Dommer; proud great-grandfather of Brady, Bria, Bella, Sydney, Rueben, River, Luca, Franklin, Joanna, Vera, and Stanley; dear brother of Marianne (the late Raymond) Vogel, the late Wilbert (the late Lenora) Dommer, Florence (the late Emil) Rosenau, Alvera (the late Clarence) Gorress, Robert, (the late Donna) Dommer; dear uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Rueben was a North Palos Fire Department trustee, he was on the school board for North Palos District 117, and he was a member of the Sacred Heart Holy Name Society.

Visitation was Sunday and funeral services were Monday from Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 Southwest Hwy., Palos Hills, to Sacred Heart Church. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery, 101st Street and Kean Avenue in Palos Hills.

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

GuajardoANGEL R. GUAJARDO

Angel R. Guajardo passed away peacefully August 1, with his loving daughters at his side.

Beloved husband of the late Erendida (nee Esparza); cherished father of Veronica (the late Brian) Srmek Guajardo and Karla Guajardo; loving son of the late Jesus and Isabel Guajardo; dear brother of Jesse (Nettie) Guajardo, Martin Guajardo, Aurora Guajardo, Patty Guajardo, and the late Severiano, Alberto, Juanita, Mario, Felix and Eugene “Coco” Guajardo; dear brother-in-law of Criselda (Alfonso) Vasquez, Ines (Sylvia) Esparza, Salvador Esparza, Lupe (Maria) Esparza, the late Jose, late Angelo and late Leonardo Esparza. Angel will be lovingly missed by his many godchildren, nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held August 6 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation at the funeral home August 7 until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Blasé Church for a Mass of Christian burial. Angel will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife at Resurrection Cemetery.

FRANCISCO JIMENEZ

Francisco Jimenez, 85, of Bridgeview, passed away on August 5.

He was the beloved husband of Rufina (nee Palacpac); loving father of Arlene (Joseph) DeCastro, Joscelyn Jimenez, Beverly (Nelson) Sousa, Paul (Cecile) Jimenez; cherished grandfather of Hanna (Mark) Siwa, Leo Orines, Angelique DeCastro, Paolo Jimenez, Julia Jimenez, and Nathan Sousa; dearest brother of 4; dear uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for visitation from 3-8 p.m. Thursday, August 10, with a prayer service at 6 p.m. Funeral will be Friday at 9:15 a.m. for prayers at Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 Southwest Hwy., Palos Hills, to Sacred Heart Church, Palos Hills, for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment private.

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

KwitANIELA “ANGIE” KWIT

Aniela “Angie” Kwit (nee Garb), age 70, of Justice, passed away July 27.

Beloved wife of the late Jimmie Joseph Kwit; loving mother of James (Rebecca) Kwit, David (Shannon) Kwit, the late Kevin Kwit and Nicholas Kwit; dear grandmother of Emily (Nick) Zerkel, Taylor, Madison, Brooke, Sophia and Abbey; cherished daughter of the late Maria (nee Knutelska) and the late Jozef Garb; fond sister of Maria Bures, the late Irene O’Brien and Anna (James) Hutchinson. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and relatives in Illinois and Poland.

Visitation was held August 3 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held August 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.

ModlaFRANCISZEK MODLA

Franciszek Modla, age 73, passed away July 26.

Beloved husband of Helena (nee Heldak) Modla; loving father of Robert, Edyta (Janusz) and Sabina (Andrzej); dearest grandfather of Emma, Lukasz (Katarzyna); cherished son of the late Malgorzata (nee Pawlica) and the late Franciszek Modla; dear brother of Jakub (Leokadia) and Alina (Franciszek). Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held July 30 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held July 31, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Our Lady Mother of the Church Polish, 116 Hilton Street, Willow Springs for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

DEBORAH RUSSELL MORGAN

Deborah Russell Morgan, age 61, passed away July 28.

Beloved wife of Patrick Morgan; loving mother of the Anthony, the late David, Tina and Patrick; dear grandmother of the late Natalie, Marrisa, Patrick, Amanda, Nicholas, Jessica, Davin and Haley; dearest great-grandmother of Julius and Alex; cherished daughter of the late Josephine (nee Maniglia) and the late Clovis Russell; fond sister of the late William, Clyde, Rocco, the late Elizabeth, the late Dianna and Christopher. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held August 2 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 to be accorded. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

SabellaMICHAEL ALBERT SABELLA

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyMichael Albert Sabella, age 79, passed away peacefully July 26, after a long and hard-fought battle with cancer. Army National Guard.

Beloved husband of Marilyn Sue Sabella (nee Detweiler); loving father to Susan (Jason) Kling and Elizabeth (Michael) Patti, grandfather of Jessica, Charles and Griffen Kling and Hudson, Makenna and Brooklyn Patti; brother of Albert (Marcia) Sabella, John (Susan) Sabella, Jane (Randy) Walkwitz and the late Patrick (the late Joan) Sabella and uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held July 31 and August 1 at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd. 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. The funeral processional to St. Francis Xavier Church, La Grange for mass. Interment immediately followed mass at Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made in Mike’s name to either The American Cancer Society (1 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601) or The Alzheimer’s Association (225 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603). Additional information can be obtained by contacting us at 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com. If you wish to send a sympathy card, please feel free to send it to Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513 c/o Michael A. Sabella.  We will gladly forward it on to the family.

 

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