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Obituaries February 29, 2024

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GallardoROSAURA GALLARDO

Rosaura Gallardo, age 88, of Chicago, South Lawndale community, passed away unexpectedly February 8.

She was the beloved wife for 63 years to the late Francisco Gallardo; loving daughter of the late Jose Elias Negron and the late Rosa Irizarry Negron; cherished mother of Guadalupe Gallardo, Gloria (Luis) Martinez, Francisco Jr. (Norma) Gallardo and Blanca (Ron) Longino; proud grandmother of Mariel Martinez, Francisco Martinez, Julian M. Longino, David Salinas, Mariaelena (Rudy) Gasca and the late Luis Alberto Martinez; much loved great grandmother of Adeline Rose Marie Longino, Jesus Luciano Flores Jr., Emmett Longino and Mateo Longino; dear sister of Jose Antonio (Shelly) Negron, the late Joaquin (late Monse) Negron and the late Nilda (late Quintin) Caraballo. Dear Aunt of many nieces and nephews. A White Sox ticket holder for over 30 years, Rosaura was the most loyal # 1 Sox Fan.

Visitation was held February 16 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 West Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation at the funeral home February 17 until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Francis of Assisi Church for mass. Rosaura was entombment beside her husband at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

HebdingTHOMAS HEBDING

Thomas Hebding, age 92, longtime resident of Willow Springs, passed away peacefully February 17 at Mother Theresa Skilled Nursing Facility in Lemont.

Thomas was born on June 21, 1931, to the late George and Marie Hebding. Thomas was a graduate of Argo Community High School. After graduation, he worked for the Belt Railroad as a Signalman for 44 years until his retirement. On November 25, 1950, he married the love of his life, Nancy M. Feely, they were married for 72 years. Thomas is survived by his children, Douglas (Debbie) Hebding, Christine (Joe) Hatcher, John J. (Linda) Hebding and Therese (late George) Smith; his grandchildren, Heather, Stephen, Jennifer, Brian, Rebecca, Andrew, Kristin, Caitlin, Michael and Diana and 10 great grandchildren. Dear brother of George (the late Delores) Hebding. He was preceded in death by his son Michael T. Hebding. All services are private.

MadejRAYMOND F. MADEJ

Flag FuneralRaymond F. Madej, age 97, passed away peacefully at home with his loving family at his side. Proud WWII Navy Veteran.

He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Lou Madej and the late Dorothy Madej; loving father of Ronald Madej, Theodore Bragen, Judith (Eugene) Fink, Luann (Larry) Keslinke, Donna (Charles) Dettman and the late Carolyn Morgan; cherished grandfather of Keith and Liz, Kimberly and William, Stephen, Melissa, Tracy and the late Matthew; freat grandfather of 13. Raymond was a proud and loyal member of the former Des Plaines Valley V.F.W. Post 6863. Before his retirement, Raymond was a Mail Carrier for the United States Post Office Clearing Post Office for 44 years.

Visitation was held February 24 until time of Mass at Two Holy Martyrs Parish, St. Symphorosa Church. Procession from the church to Resurrection Cemetery where Raymond was laid to rest with Military Honors.

JOHN J. PASKE

John J. Paske, 76, of Palos Heights, passed away suddenly on February 20.

He was a retired Chicago firefighter.

He was the beloved husband of the late Linda Jean Paske (nee Collopy). Devoted father of James (Kimberly) and Jay (Shannon). Loving grandfather of Donovan, Will, Matthew and Meghan; dearest brother of Judy Palm, Eileen Payne, and the late Mike and Bob Paske; dear brother- in- law of Nancy Collopy-Pepper and Kathie (Mark) Richards.

Funeral services were held February 26 at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 Southwest Hwy., Palos Hills. A private interment was held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

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

PencakSTANLEY J. PENCAK

Stanley J. Pencak, age 96.

Beloved husband of 70 years to the late Georgiana (nee Mika); loving father of Mark (Karen), Michele (Robert) Nesnidal, Marcia (Charles) Murphy, Michael (Ann) and Maureen (Kevin) Goulding; cherished grandfather of Karly (Kevin), William, Michael (Kaylee), Daniel (Michelle), Stephen (Audra), Eleni, Edward (Jenna), Joseph, George, John, Timothy and Mark, great grandfather of Nora and Abby; dear brother of Dolores (late Leonard) Kaczmarski, Loretta (late Pasquale) Nirchi, the late Sister M. Agnes CSFN, the late Thomas, the late Sophie (late John) Balcer, the late Mary (late Steve) Jaszczak, the late Chester (late Irene), the late Irene (late Walter) Pilarski, the late Richard “Sam” (late Frances),  the late Frank “Leo” (late Dolores) and the late Ferdinand “Fred” Pencak.  Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Stanley was a life long active member of St. Camillus Church up until its closing in 2020.

Visitation was held February 18 at the Richard-Midway Funeral Home, 5749 Archer Ave. (Corner of Lorel), Funeral was held February 19 at the funeral home then processing to St. Faustina Kowalska Church for Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. For more information, please call 773-767-1840.

Sanchez 1ISAIAS C. SANCHEZ SR.

Our beloved Isaias “Isaac” C. Sanchez Sr., age 84, of Chicago, Armour Square community was unexpectedly taken from us February 13.

He was the loving and cherished father of Isaias Sanchez Jr, Annette (Ed) Pavon, Maria Sanchez (Michael), Anita Sanchez, Robert (Estelle) Sanchez, Arturo Sanchez Sr. and Laura Garcia; loving grandfather of Isaias Sanchez III, Edward (Laura) Pavon, Natalie Pavon, Michelle Pavon (Sergio), Corrina (Roberto) Dominguez, Robert Jr. (Melissa) Leodoro, Ryan, Robert Jr, Jennifer (Will), Genesis, Brandon (Alandra), Artie Jr, Sophia, Zachary, Gabriella, Michael, Joseph, Angel Jr.; loving great grandfather of Joshua, Edward, Jayden, Sebastian, Karter, Nathan, Andrew, Amya, Arianna, Marcus, Janelle, Julissa, Lorenzo, Brandon Jr, Aiden, Sean, Claudia, Calvin, Cecili, Ellana, Aleina, Julia, Karina, Nicky. Dear son of (late) Pablo Sanchez and (late) Dolores Ceniseros, and brother of Anna Maria Rodriguez, (late) Ermelinda Gonzalez, (late) Elisa Ortiz, (late) Roberto Sanchez and (late) Rodolfo Sanchez. Loving uncle and great uncle of many including Elda, Norma, (late) Janie, Johnny, Ray, Theresa, Nancy, Rosie, Israel, Adolfo, (late) Raynaldo, and Oscar.

Visitation was held February 19 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th Street just west of Harlem), Summit. A Celebration of Life Service followed. Inurnment February 24 at St. Mary Cemetery, 87th St & Pulaski Rd, Evergreen Park. Procession to the Chapel and Inurnment site.

ShepherdNANCY SHEPHERD

Nancy Shepherd, age 71, passed away at home with her beloved cats, Callie and Grace.

Preceded in death by her parents August and Victoria Shepherd; beloved sister of Rita Killelea, and the late Pat Schopper and Barbara Jenkins; loving aunt of her nieces, Cheryl Schopper Riley and Christina Killelea; fond great aunt and friend of many. Rest peacefully in heaven, sweet aunt and friend. Forever loved.

If you are willing to adopt her cats to keep them together, please contact Cheryl at 813-562-2417.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her memory towards PAWS Tinley Park or Kitties for Keep Rescue in Chicago Ridge, IL.

A private burial service for family and friends was held February 22 at St. Casimir Cemetery.  Nancy was put to rest with her parents, whom she lived with until they passed on. For more information, please call 773-767-1840.

SinclairTHOMAS WILLIAM SINCLAIR IV

Thomas William Sinclair IV, known to all who loved him as Tommy, passed away peacefully at home February 9, after bravely fighting a battle with leukemia. He was surrounded by his loving wife and family.

Tommy inherited the everlasting positivity of his mother and humor of his father, which he shared generously with everyone he met. He had a way of making everyone around him laugh, and his positive energy was contagious. Whether he was cracking jokes or sharing a story, Tommy always had a way of brightening up the room.

Born on August 17, 1986, in Worth, Tommy dedicated 17 years of his life to serving others, with the most recent 8 years spent as a dedicated firefighter at the Oak Brook Fire Department. His selfless commitment to protecting and helping others made a profound impact on his community and colleagues.

Tommy loved to be surrounded by his extended family and his many friends. He waited a long time for Natalie, the love of his life and a true complement to his personality, to come back into his life, and he was thrilled to make a family with her and her boys Oliver and Mateo. Being with her and the boys was a dream come true for him.

Tommy is survived by his beloved wife, Natalie, his stepsons, Oliver and Mateo, his parents Tom and Diane (nee Bailey), his sisters Missy (Mike) and Ashley (Corey), and a large extended family who will miss his presence and the joy he brought to every gathering.

In honor of Tommy, who would want people to find joy and laughter, we ask all those who knew and loved him to do something kind for someone, and to not hesitate to make a fool of oneself to get others to laugh.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Visitation was held February 15 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice.

TrzopJAN TRZOP

Jan Trzop, age 68, passed away February 2.

Beloved husband of Anna (nee Zygmuntowicz); loving father of Piotr (Danuta) Trzop, Jan (Anna) Trzop, Barbara (Daniel) Klimczynska and Przemyslaw (Malgorzata) Trzop; dear grandfather of Angelika, Claudio, Krzysztof, Dawid, Katarzyna, Kuba and Kacper; cherished son of Anna (nee Zlahoda) and the late Jozef Trzop; fond brother of Maria, Anna, Zofia, Helena, Jozef, Stefan, Franciszek, Krystyna, Piotr, and Stefania. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held February 9 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held February 10, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Albert the Great Church, 8029 S. Central Avenue, Burbank for Mass. Interment, Cmentarz Parafialny, Czarna Gora, Poland.

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