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Obituaries September 21, 2023

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HaranNATHALIE DELORES HARAN

Nathalie Delores Haran (nee Trezbiatowski), age 84, passed away September 5.

Beloved wife of the late Stephen Haran; cherished daughter of the late Susie (nee Wierzba) and the late Henry Trezbiatowski; loving sister of Susan Proskey, the late Rose Marie Wawroski, the late Gerald Trezbiatowski, the late Bernadette (the late Selvio) DeAngeles, the late Henrietta (William) Kelly, the late Theresa (the late Ralph) Mueller and the late Margaret Klein. Dear aunt of many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Family and friends gathered September 12, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 600 Brook Forest Avenue, Shorewood for Mass. Arrangements entrusted to care of the Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

ARLENE AGNES KUZDAS

Arlene Agnes Kuzda, died at her home in Palos Park on September 16.

She was the loving wife of Marvin.

Always ready to help people, Arlene worked 40 years at Little Company of Mary as head supervisor of transfusion services.

She loved to do any kind of puzzles-crosswords, logic, jig saw, all kinds.  She was a fantastic cook, made meals that were out of this world.  Arlene loved to travel.  Going anywhere was a joy to her.  The Galapagos Islands, Tahiti, Bora Bora and others she visited.  A very avid animal lover who fostered cats.  She was so kind to everyone.

Arlene ran the Sacred Heart Church Christmas Giving Tree Program, was a senior altar server for funerals, worked the parish picnic and the spaghetti dinners. She was a Eucharistic minister, family interviewer for funerals, involved in the program “to teach who Christ is” and with that said, the greatest wife anybody ever had.

Family and friends will gather at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 20, from 3-8 p.m. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 21, at 9 a.m. prayers at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Church for 10 a.m. Funeral Mass.  Interment Holy Sepulchre

MalochlebSTANISLAW MALOCHLEB

Stanislaw Malochleb, age 67, passed away August 30.

Beloved husband of Anna Malochleb (nee Bialas); loving father of Marzena (John) Macros and Edith (Mariusz) Kusper; dearest grandfather of Lillian Kusper, Rebecca Kusper, Olivia Macros and John B. Macros; cherished son of the late Maria (nee Czosnyka) and the late Karol Malochleb; dear brother of Adam Malochleb, Maria Malochleb, Stanislawa Malochleb, Feliks Malochleb and Augustyn Malochleb. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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

MarusarzJOZEF MARUSARZ

Jozef Marusarz, age 65, passed away August 28.

Loving father of Katarzyna (Andrzej) Lowisz, Malgorzata Marusarz, Jan Marusarz, Maria Marusarz, Stanislaw Marusarz, Andrzej Marusarz, Natalia Marusarz, Monika Marusarz and Renata Marusarz; dearest grandfather of Julia and Kalina; cherished son of the late Ludwina (nee Bieda) and the late Jan Marusarz; dear brother of Wladyslaw (Zofia) Marusarz, Helena (Jan) Murzydlo, Aniela (the late Tadeusz) Murzydlo, Franciszek Marusarz and Maria Marusarz. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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

MazurMICHAEL PAUL MAZUR

Detective Michael Paul Mazur Sr., retired Chicago police officer, badge # 21139, served with pride and honor the City of Chicago for 32 years.

He was the beloved husband of Norma (née Hartill); loving father of Richard A. Mazur, Michael P. (Shannon) Mazur Jr. and the late Charles Michael (Trish) Mazur; dearest grandfather of Charles Michael Mazur Jr, Ryland Ambrose Mazur and Makenna Agnes Mazur; great grandfather of Tristen and Evan Mazur; dear brother of Michalene (Vito) Galloro and Theresa (Norman) Kirkley. Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Michael Stanley and Agnes Pearl Mazur. Proud member of Fraternal Order of Police and St. Jude League.

Visitation was held September 15 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation at the funeral home September 16 until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Daniel the Prophet Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

FRANCIS J. PANNARALLA

images REPORTER EXTRA ART Am Flag copyFrancis J. Pannaralla, 101, of Darien, passed away at home on September 16.

He was a World War II veteran.

He was the beloved husband of the late Nelva (nee Simon). Dear brother of Joseph Pannaralla, Ronald Pannaralla and 6 deceased siblings. Also survived by many loving relatives and friends.

He spent many years of service in the grocery business. He was a longtime member of Teamster Local 703.

Visitation will be Friday Sept. 22, from 3-8 p.m. at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 Southwest Hwy., Palos Hills. Friends and family will gather Saturday, Sept. 23, at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 6435 S. Kilbourn Ave., Chicago, for funeral visitation at 9:15 a.m. until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Express your thoughts and memories in the online Guest Book at www.palosgaidasfh.com or call 708-974 4410.

PredeyFAYE JEAN PREDEY

Faye Jean Predey (nee Fattore), age 90, of Lemont, passed away peacefully September 6.

Faye was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas, and her son, Michael. She is survived by her son, Thomas (Jan) Predey and daughters, Patricia (Rob) Coleman and Laura (Mitch) Rice; her grandchildren Ryan (Anne), Gina (Tom), Max (Journey), Thomas, Anthony, Adam, Jack, Nicholas, and Vincent; and her great-granddaughter, Scarlett. Faye was born in Chicago to James and Bess Fattore and cherished her brothers and sisters, Jim (Marvene) Fattore, late Phyllis (late John) Tumpich, late Charlie (Nancy) Fattore, Bob (Jackie) Fattore, and Ann Marie Fattore. She loved to reminisce and share stories of growing up on the East Side. Faye will be remembered for her generosity, humility, infectious laugh, and strong patriotism. She will be greatly missed and her family will lovingly remember her.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to her favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Services were held privately. Arrangements entrusted to care of the Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

SalasANGELO SALAS

Angelo Salas, age 30, of Oak Lawn, passed away September 8.

Beloved husband of Ashley; loving father of Izsak and Lilyana and soon to be baby Salas; cherished son of Hugo (Carol) Salas and Lydia Velasquez; much loved brother of Jesus (Edna), Dominick, Jovani, Leah, Crystal, Jimena and the late Ezequiel.

Visitation was hel September15 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Procession from the funeral home to Resurrection Cemetery where Angelo was laid to rest. Condolences may be sent to Angelo’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

Seremak GrzegorekHELENA SEREMAK-GRZEGOREK

Helena Seremak-Grzegorek (nee Maj), age 82, passed away August 31.

Beloved wife of Jan Grzegorek; loving mother of Eva Seremak and Stan (Lucy) Seremak; dearest grandmother of Anthony and Andrew. Also survived by relatives and friends.

Visitation was held September 8 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held September 9, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Albert the Great Church, 8029 S. Central Avenue, Burbank for Mass. Private interment, Resurrection Cemetery Garden Mausoleum, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

SosnowskiLEONARD J. SOSNOWSKI

Leonard J. Sosnowski, age 74, passed away September 11.

Beloved husband of Margaret A. Sosnowski (nee Miller); cherished son of the late Veronica (nee Walen) and the late Julius Sosnowski; loving brother of James (Annette) Sosnowski. Dear uncle of nieces, nephews and great-nieces. Also survived by other relatives and friends.

Visitation was held September 15 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.

StavropoulosANASTASIOS “TOM” STAVROPOULOS

Anastasios “Tom” Stavropoulos, age 79, passed away September 7.

Beloved husbnad of Sylvia (nee Aivaliotis) Stavropoulos; cherished son of the late Stamata (nee Alexopoulou) and the late Alexios Stavropoulos; dear brother of Michael Stavropoulos and Georgia Javaras. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation waa held September 11 at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 7560 S. Archer Road, Justice, with a Service. Interment, Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Park. Arrangements entrusted to care of Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

SzegdaBERNARDA TERESA SZEGDA

Bernarda Teresa Szegda, age 90, passed away peacefully August 29.

Loving mother of Malgorzata Wilczynski and Elizabeth Ligeza; dear grandmother of Elwira Wilczynska, Hubert Wilczynski, Sylvia (James) Ligeza, Mark (Mayra) Ligeza; dearest great-grandmother of Mateo Ligeza, Xander Garcia, Jordan Garcia. Also survived by siblings, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Visitation was held September 1 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice with a Service and Time of Remembrance held at the funeral home. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

RUFUS A. WUJCIK JR.

Rufus A. Wujcik Jr., age 84.

Beloved husband and best friend to the late Carol A. Wujcik; cherished father of Patricia Madigan, Darlene Wujcik, JoAnn (Terry) Meadows and Cathy (Randy) Rowe; dearest grandfather of Michael, Katie, and the late Steven Madigan, Nick (Denise) and Joe Meadows, and Hunter Rowe, Big Papa to Riley and Quinn; dear brother of the late James Wujcik and the late Jacqueline Ragsdale.  Fond uncle and friend to many. “A beautiful life came to an end, he died as he lived – everyone’s friend”.

Funeral was held August 28 from the Richard-Midway Funeral Home, 5749 Archer Ave. (Corner of Lorel) to Two Holy Martyrs Parish – St. Symphorosa Church for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation was held August 27. In lieu of flowers, in loving memory of Rufus, please take a moment to pay a kind act forward. For more information please call 773-767-1840 or visit www.richardmidwayfh.com.

 

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