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Obituaries October 12, 2023

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BartoszekPETER STEVE BARTOSZEK

Peter Steve Bartoszek, 24, passed away September 22.

Cherished and beloved son of Maria (nee Zieder) and Jan Bartoszek; dearest brother of the late Kathrine “Kasia” Bartoszek; treasured grandson of the late Aniela and the late Jozef Zieder and the late Elzbieta and the late Stefan Bartoszek; lovingly survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Visitation was held September 26 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held September 27 at 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.

CeremonJOANNA CEREMON

Joanna Ceremon (nee Zaczek), 80, passed away October 3.

Beloved wife of the late Stanislaw Ceremon; loving mother of Grazyna (Marian) Blachut, Ryszard (Ewa) Ceremon, Halina (Eliasz) Jarzabek and the late Kazimierz (Grazyna) Ceremon. Lovingly survived by numerous dear grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Cherished daughter of the late Stefania and the late Jan Kanty Zaczek. Also survived by extended family and friends.

Visitation was held October 6 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held October 7 at Saint Fabian Church, 7450 W. 83rd Street, Bridgeview for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.

For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

ChrzanowskaJANINA CHRZANOWSKA

Janina Chrzanowska (nee Jedynasty), 64, passed away September 21.

Beloved wife of Andrzej Chrzanowski; loving mother of Agnieszka Szpakowska; dearest grandmother of Alexsandra Szpakowska; cherished daughter of the late Leokadia (nee Pietrolaj) and the late Jozef Jedynasty; dear sister of Krystyna (the late John) Domzalski, Danuta (the late Zenon) Galinski, the late Jozef (Helena) Jedynasty, the late Irena (Edward) Jasiulewicz, Regina (the late Henryk) Borkowski, the late Zenobia (the late Henryk) Makarewicz, Anna Motulewicz (Jozef Wasewicz) and Zygnumt (Ewa) Jedynasty. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held September 29 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held September 30 at Our Lady Mother of the Church Polish Mission, 116 Hilton Street, Willow Springs for Mass. Interment will be in Suwalki, Poland.

For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

CooneyBRIAN J. COONEY

Brian J. Cooney, 54, passed away September 25.

On September 25, the world bid farewell to a remarkable soul, Brian J. Cooney, whose life was an extraordinary tapestry woven with threads of love, passion, and unwavering strength. In the tranquil embrace of Lake Michigan’s waters, he found peace, leaving behind a legacy that resonates in the hearts of all who knew him.

Phyllis Cooney (née Andrews), his devoted wife, was the steadfast anchor of his life. Together, they weathered life’s storms, their love radiating as a beacon for others. Brian embraced his role as a father to Jamie Muzika, holding her close, as he cherished the memory of his late stepson, Jeremy Muzika. His son-in-law, Jake Ferguson, affectionately known as “Big Guy,” found not just a father figure but a true friend in Brian. His bond with his wife’s family was a testament to the depth of his love, forging connections that time nor distance could diminish.

In the rich tapestry of his family, Brian was a vital thread. Born in Evergreen Park to Thomas Cooney and the late Catherine Cooney (née Graaman), his roots were deep and enduring. He shared profound bonds with his brothers, Richard and Sean Cooney, and stood steadfast with his sister, Cynthia DeVivo (née Cooney), and her husband, Daniel DeVivo.

His laughter echoed in the hearts of his nieces and nephews: Raymond DeVivo, Mitchell DeVivo, Kalie DeVivo, Bailee Cooney, Ashley Smith, Taylor Smith, Kayleen Cooney, Sean Jr. Cooney, Breanna Cooney, Riley Cooney, Matthew Andrews (and his wife Lindsey Andrews), Erik Andrews, Caitlyn Anello (and her husband Cameron Anello), Dustin Andrews (and his wife Monica Andrews), and Natalie Fabrizio (and her husband Johnny Fabrizio). To each of them, Brian was more than an uncle; he was a guiding light, a source of endless love, and a wellspring of wisdom.

Visitation was held October 4 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held October 5 at the funeral home. Interment, Chapel Hill Gardens South Cemetery, Oak Lawn.

For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

DoehlerCAROL DOEHLER

Carol Doehler (nee Newsome), 81, passed away September 19.

Beloved wife of the late Carl Doehler; loving mother of Carl Jr. (Mary), Kenneth (Sherri) and Thomas (Cynthia); cherished grandma of Danielle, Katelyn, Nicholas, Alex, Thomas and Cecelia; proud great grandma to Antonio, Morgan, Adelyn and Dominick, dear sister of the late Joseph, the late Shirley, Barbara, Sharon and Kathy; the best dog mom to Maxie whom she adored; and devoted friend to many.

She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Visitation was held September 29 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Cremation rites accorded. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

DziubekJAN DZIUBEK

Jan Dziubek, 81, passed away September 28.

Beloved husband of Maria Dziubek (nee Florek); loving father of Stanislaw (Danuta) Dziubek, Danuta (Marek) Cison and the late Andrzej Dziubek; dearest grandfather of Klaudia, Mark, Natalia, Patrick, Adriana, Anna, Daniel and Andrzej; treasured great-grandfather of Nathan, Henry, Bryan and Owen; dear brother of the late Wladyslaw Dziubek, Helena Wojcik, the late Edward Dziubek and Anna Waclawiak. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Jan Dziubek was born in Poland on October 25, 1941, to the late Anna (nee Harkabuzik) and the late Jan Dziubek.

Jan’s interests throughout his life included gymnastics, music and dance. Jan moved to Chicago in 1978 and worked in construction.

Visitation was held October 2 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held October 3 at Our Lady Mother of the Church Polish Mission, 116 Hilton Street, Willow Springs for Mass. Interment, Cmentarz Parafialny, Piekielnik, Poland.

For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

JOHN G. HIOUREAS

John G. Hioureas, a resident of Chicago, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, October 3, 2023.

He was a dear partner to Lorraine Perry; former husband of Dina nee Lymperopoulos; loving father of George (Michelle Burfield), Denny (Joanna), Evangeline and Sam Hioureas; cherished grandfather to Constantina, Christina and Maria Hioureas; dearest brother of Voula (the late Stavros), Ruby (the late Harry) Tsatsakis, Kathy (Spiro) Lolis, Penny (the late Aristotle) Stavropoulos, Stratos Hioureas and the late Sotirios (the late Eleni) Hioureas; dearest uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends gathered for visitation on October 8 from 3-8 p.m. at Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 Southwest Hwy., Palos Hills, and Monday at Holy Cross Church, 7560 S. Archer Ave. Justice, until time of Funeral Service. Interment Bethania Cemetery.

JAMES R. POBIEGA

James R. Pobiega, aka “Little Howlin Wolf,” passed away September 12.

Cherished son of the late Alice (nee Samoiloff) and the late Michael Pobiega; loving brother of Patricia Pobiega; dear cousin of Kathleen Rehr and Bobby Pobiega. Also survived by numerous friends.

Funeral was held October 2 at Resurrection Cemetery, 7201 S. Archer Ave., Justice. Arrangements entrusted to care of Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice.

SmuskiewiczLORETTA ANN SMUSKIEWICZ

Loretta Ann Smuskiewicz, 90, passed away October 3.

Born in Chicago on August 2, 1933, she was the youngest of nine children born to Karol Walczak (born 1888) and Anna (Goryl) Walczak (born 1891), both immigrants from Poland. The other children were two boys named Joseph who died as infants, Wanda, Agatha, Genevieve, Karol, Walter, and Stanley. Loretta was the last surviving sibling.

Loretta, or Laurie, grew up on May Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood of southwestern Chicago. In 1953, she married another young person of Polish ancestry who lived down the block-Alfred (Al) F. Smuskiewicz (born 1930), who happened to be the best friend of her brother Stanley. Al and Laurie raised two children in southwest suburban Burbank, Donna M. and Alfred J. Al had a long, successful career as a journeyman machinist, including for Automatic Lift Truck and Sciaky Brothers.

Laurie worked for the phone company before her marriage, and she later worked for a number of different businesses, including office cleaning companies, 7-Eleven, and Tootsie Roll.

Her life and legacy will continue in the hearts and minds of those who loved her.

A private burial will be held at St. Mary Cemetery in Evergreen Park. Arrangements entrusted to care of Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice.

StaszelFRANCISZKA STASZEL

Franciszka Staszel (nee Biel), 86, passed away October 5.

Beloved wife of the late Jan Staszel; loving mother of Stanislaw Staszel, Jan Staszel, the late Andrzej Staszel, Tadeusz Staszel, the late Jozef Staszel and Tomasz Staszel; dear grandmother of 5 and treasured great-grandmother of 1. Cherished daughter of the late Rozalia (nee Daniec) and the late Stanislaw Biel. Also survived by relatives and friends.

Visitation was held October 8 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held October 9. 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.

WatersCHRISTINA MARIE WATERS

Christina Marie Waters (nee Cotterell), 58, passed away October 1, 2023.

She was born on October 4, 1964, in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Christina is survived by her spouse, David Norman Waters, her daughters Bobbi Phyllis Waters and Rae Ann Waters (Kevin), her stepdaughter Deanna Rae Waters, and her cherished grandchildren Jordan Owens, Noah Owens, Parker Owens, Benny Owens, Julien Trejo (Cindy), Jozef Gorka, Ariana Salguero and Taylor Jimenez. Her big brother David Cotterell; her nieces and nephews, Chancey Cotterell (Brianne), Brandon Cotterell, Aaron Cotterell, Amanda Cotterell, Sara Cotterell, and Christi Cotterell.

May her memory bring comfort and peace to all those who knew and loved her.

Visitation was held October 9, 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.

WinterfeldCLIFFORD J. WINTERFELD

Clifford J. Winterfeld, 70, of Chicago, passed away September 25.

Beloved husband of Joyce (nee Raskey) Winterfeld; cherished son of the late Paul and Eileen Winterfeld; brother-in-law of Regan “Butch” (Sue) Raskey and Robert (Marlene) Raskey; dear uncle of Michael (Jen) Raskey, Kimberly Ann (Terry) Mazarchuk and Frank (Michelle) Raskey. Poppy of Norman.

Clifford was a graduate of St. Rita High School, Class of 1970. He was an avid car guy who has a 1965 Dodge Coronet, which he took to many shows. He worked at Midway Airport as a heavy-duty machinist. Donations to PETA (https://support.peta.org/) or Naws Paws in memory of Clifford are greatly appreciated.

Visitation was held October 1 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice, followed by a Service and Time of Remembrance. Cremation rites to be accorded.

For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Ronald Stephen Boge Sr.

Ronald Stephen Boge Sr., 89, of Lemont, passed away on Wednesday, October 4.

He was an Army veteran.

He was the beloved husband of the late Marilyn Boge; devoted son of the late Stephen and the late Estelle nee Jankowski; loving father of Nancy Wright and Ronald Boge Jr.; cherished grandfather of Lynn (Brian) Pauls, David (Josie Belter) Wright and Veronica Salamanca; dearest great-grandfather of Kaydence, Madelyn and Brianna Pauls, Natalia, Steven, Joseph and Nathaniel Salamanca; dear brother of Marilyn (the late James) Harmon and the late Stephan (the late Dee) Boge Jr.;  kind uncle and friend to many.

Family and friends will gather for visitation Saturday, October 14, from 3-8 p.m. with funeral service at 6 p.m. at Palos Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 Southwest Hwy., Palos Hills. Interment will be private.

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

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