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Obituaries August 17, 2023

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BobakSTANISLAW BOBAK

Stanislaw Bobak, age 70, passed away August 5.

Loving father of Maria (Jan) Jurkowska, Halina (Stanislaw) Cyrwus, Jadwiga (Stanislaw) Lenart and Jan (Dorota) Bobak; dear grandfather of Krzysztof, Mateusz, Andrzej, Joanna, Aneta, Agnieszka, Piotr, Marcin, Karolina, Franciszek and Anna; dearest great-grandfather of Dominik, Bartus, Maksymilian, Nicola, Remigiusz, Julia, Jan and Michal; cherished son of the late Bronislawa (nee Mietus) and the late Jan Bobak; fond brother of Wladyslaw (Stanislawa) Bobak, Stanislawa (Stanislaw) Lowisz and Wladyslawa (Franciszek) Bielanski. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held August 12 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice, with a Prayer Service held at the funeral home. Interment, Cmentarz Parafialny, Mietustwo, Poland. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

JOHN “SIGITAS” BUKAS

John “Sigitas” Bukas, 77, of Palos Hills, passed away August 9.

He was the beloved husband of Doris nee Trotta; loving father of Michael J. Bukas; dearest brother of Titas (Mary) Bukas and the late Algimatas and Peter Bukas; dear uncle of Lisa, Johnny, Jimmy, David, Debbie, and the late Michael.

Funeral services were held at Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 Southwest Hwy., Palos Hills, to  Sacred Heart Church. Interment St. Casmir Cemetery

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

GawronSTANISLAW GAWRON

Stanislaw Gawron, age 67, passed away August 10.

Beloved husband of Zofia Gawron (nee Strama); loving father of Elizabeth (Robert) Oblazny, Monika (Jan) Lukanus and Christopher Gawron; dearest grandpa of Natalia, Jakub, Milenka, Mateusz, Krystian and Antoni; cherished son of the late Aniela (nee Jarosz) and the late Piotr Gawron; dear brother of Maria (Wojciech) Gubala, Tadeusz (Maria) Gawron, the late Wladyslaw Gawron, Piotr (Barbara) Gawron and Jan (Jadwiga) Gawron. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held August 13 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held August 14, 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.

JankisIRENE M. JANKIS

Irene M. Jankis (nee Bartkus), age 97, passed away August 1.

Beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Jankis Jr.; loving mother of Janice Pierhal and Judith Jankis; dear grandmother of Laura Pierhal, Jennifer (Eric) Marion and Michele (Tim) Rogat; dearest great-grandmother of Abby and Libby Marion and Alison and John Rogart; cherished daughter of the late Eleanor and the late Walter Bartkus; fond sister of the late Mary (the late Nick) Jacubs and the late Antony (the late Marie) Utites; devoted godmother of Willard Ermel and Ronald Karwoski; treasured aunt of Betty (the late Robert) Sobcak, the late Dolores (the late Charles) Gierut, the late Maryann (the late Walter) Mandrake, John Jonikas Jr., William (Kris) Ermel and Willard Ermel. Preceded in death by mother-in-law, the late Mary (late Joseph Jankis) (the late John) Klimasauskas and sisters-in-law, the late Eugenia (the late John) Jonikas, the late Sophie (the late Floyd) Gibbons and the late Harriet (the late Bill) Ermel.

Visitation was held August 13 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held August 14 with visitation at Immaculate Conception Church, 2745 W. 44th Street, Chicago, followed by Mass. Interment, Saint Casimir Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

LiszkaJAN LISZKA

Jan Liszka, age 52, of Justice, passed away August 4.

Beloved husband of Barbara Liszka (nee Pawlak); loving father of Michael Liszka, Jacob Liszka, Alexander Liszka, Bartek Liszka, and Anna Liszka; dear son of the late Zofia Liszka (nee Kulach), and the late Franciszek Liszka; fond brother of Stanislawa (Jan) Bukowska, Jozef (Krystyna) Liszka, and Maria (Czeslaw) Glodowska; cherished brother-in-law of Henryk (Gazyna) Boba, Wanda (Dariusz) Wojcik, Bozena (Krzysztof) Jablonska, Grazyna Sadowska, and Ryszard (Krystyna) Boba. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held August 8 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held August 9, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Five Holy Martyrs Church, 4301 S. Richmond Street, Chicago for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

montesRAMON MONTES

Ramon Montes passed away peacefully August 10 surrounded by his loving family.

Devoted husband for 51 years to Carmela Macias Montes; cherished father of Gilberto (Rocio) Montes, Jacqueline (Enrique) Diaz, Ramon Montes Jr., Mario Montes and Alejandro Montes; proud grandfather of Julia, Ariana, Enrique Jr., Alonzo, Jennifer, Alondra, Julian, Crystal and Carmen.

Visitation was held August 14 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 West Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). A Service in celebration of Ramon’s life was held at the funeral home. Per his request, Ramon will be cremated.

NevarezJUVENAL NEVAREZ

Juvenal Nevarez passed away August 12, with his loving family by his side.

Beloved husband of Deliah; loving father of Crystal Nevarez, Vanessa Nevarez, Cristian Nevarez, Melody, Sierra and Isabella; former husband of Leticia Avalos; dear brother of Salvador Nevarez, Juan (Alicia) Nevarez, Agustina (Hilario) Quiroga, Aurora (Lupe) Favela, Florina (Javier) Caro, Elidia Nevarez, Valente Nevarez and Basilia (Ignacio) Pimental. Juvenal was preceded in death by his parents, Francisco and Vacilia Nevarez; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held August 15 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held August 16 until time of Service in Celebration of Juvenal’s life. Procession from the funeral home to Resurrection Cemetery where Juvenal will be laid to rest.

RamirezMARÍA DE LOS ANGELES RAMIREZ

María de los Angeles Ramirez passed away unexpectedly on vacation while visiting family in Mexico City Monday, July 31.

Beloved wife for 46 years to the love of her life, her husband, José Alvaro Ramirez; loving mother of Alvaro Ramirez, Ivan (Crystal) Ramirez, Haydee Ramirez Garcia (Moises Garcia) and Judith Ramirez Barraza (Omar Barraza); most loving grandmother of Aidan, Aaron, Ivan Max, Allianna, Alivia and Theo. Maria will be missed by her brother and sisters, Maria Diez, Jose Lino Ramirez, Leticia Homan-Villani, and her brothers and sisters-in-law, Maria and Jose Inocente Aranda, Magda and Ruben Uribe and the late Hilda Ramirez Rivera. Dear aunt of many nieces and nephews. Maria was preceded in death by her parents, Jose Lino Ramirez and Emma Homan and her sister, Maria De Lourdes Ramirez.

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

RenteriaAMADOR RENTERIA

Amador Renteria, age 57, of Chicago, passed away August 3.

Beloved husband of the late Veronica Beltran Soto; loving father of Jennifer Renteria, Jasmine Renteria, and Justine Renteria; cherished grandfather of Juliana Cahve, Julian Cahve, Janelly Cahve, Joel Cahve, Khloe Renteria, Kaiden Renteria, Khaled Renteria, Anthony Renteria, Hailey Renteria, Jaebella Renteria, and Jaylani Renteria; dear son of the late Humberta (nee Villegas) and the late Luciano Renteria; fond brother of Maria Del Refulio (Pascual Celis), Teresa Renteria, Janie Renteria (Miguel Cisneros), Luciano (Diana) Renteria, Maximo Renteria, Belia Renteria and Cynthia Renteria. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held August 10 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held August 11, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Joseph Church, 7240 W. 57th Street, Summit for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

TomazinLAWRENCE “LARRY” A. TOMAZIN

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyLawrence “Larry” A. Tomazin, age 92, of Bridgeview, passed away peacefully July 29. United States Air Force Veteran.

Larry was born on December 10, 1930, in Chicago, to Anton and Mary (Papish) Tomazin. He and his wife Connie recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. Together they raised four children, Marianne (Mike) Malaychuk, Larry Jr. (Nancy), Patti (Thys) Jones and Tom (Jennie). All were so proud of their father. Larry cherished his grandchildren, Jessica (Billy), Michael, Justin (Alexa), Thys, Mattie, Paige, Josh, Nikki, Abby, Mitch and Hayden. They all loved their Poppy very much. He was so proud of his great grandchildren, Liam and Olivia, and they always had so much fun together. Loving brother to Eddie (Rosie), Anthony “JR” (Charlotte), Bobby (Rosemary) and Billy (Nancy). Larry was cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews, he loved them all.

He was a bright light who lived life to the fullest, spreading love and kindness to everyone he encountered. His gentle and caring heart touched the hearts of many, and his family and friends meant everything to him. He leaves behind cherished memories that will forever remain in our hearts. May he rest in peace, surrounded by the love he so generously shared with all who knew him.

Funeral Mass was held at St. Fabian Catholic Church, Bridgeview, August 4. The funeral mass was live-streamed; to view click on- https://saint-fabian.org/livestream, click livestream, and click Larry Tomazin to view the mass. In lieu of flowers, Larry would appreciate memorials to Special Olympics Wisconsin.org or Young at Heart Adult Day Services and Home Care Senior Outing and Care Services (S.O.C.S.). These were two of his favorite organizations he held close to his heart.

Arrangements entrusted to Debbie Zefran Jerry, funeral director and friend.

TylkaANIELA TYLKA

Aniela Tylka (nee Bobak), age 78, passed away August 7.

Beloved wife of the late Jozef Tylka; loving mother of Anna Klejka and Leopold Tylka; dearest grandmother of Andrzej Klejka and Pawel Klejka; cherished daughter of the late Anna (nee Nedza) and the late Jan Bobak; dear sister of Agnieszka Ciagwa, Franciszek Bobak, Helena Lowisz and the late Bronislawa Kalisz. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held August 9 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held August 10, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Fabian Church, 7450 W. 83rd Street, Bridgeview for Mass. Interment, Cmentarz Parafialny, Ciche, Poland. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

SUSAN I. WILSON

Susan I. Wilson, 78, lifelong resident of Worth, passed away on August 14.

She was the beloved wife of Edward Wilson; loving mother of Stephen (Natalie) Wilson, Benjamin Wilson, Jeffrey (Cathy) Wilson, Susannah (Tammy) Pytel, Herbert (Sara) Wilson; cherished grandmother of Madelyn, Allison, Megan, Josh, Vivian, Hank, JR, Ethan, Peyton, and Rhys; proud great-grandmother of Maya; dearest sister of Carol (Paul) Tokarz, and Jeanie Griffin; dear aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a memorial visitation on Thursday, August 24, from 3-8 p.m. with Funeral Service at 7:30 p.m. at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 Southwest Hwy., Palos Hills. Interment private.

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

 

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