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Obituaries March 14, 2024

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GranatJOSEPHINE P. GRANAT

Josephine P. Granat, age 82, passed away February 17.

Cherished daughter of the late Bernice (nee Jasulaitis) and the late John Granat; beloved sister of the late James (Carol) Granat, the late John (Vivian) Granat, the late Johanna Granat, Joseph (Dolores) Granat, the late Jerome (Mary) Granat, the late Richard Granat, Steven (Sharon) Granat, Lawrence (Esperanza) Granat, the late Barbara Granat, the late Mary Granat and Patricia (Sam) Venegas. Dear aunt of many nieces, nephews and their families. Proud educator in the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools. In memory of Josephine’s dedication to education, donations to Sts. Bruno and Richard School, 5025 S. Kenneth Avenue, Chicago, IL are appreciated.

Visitation was held February 23 at Saint Richard Church, 5030 S. Kostner Avenue, Chicago, with a Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

IRENE HEFFROM

Irene Heffron, 84, of Evergreen Park, passed away February 26.

She was the beloved wife of the late Merton Heffron; loving mother of Deanna (Michael) Machay; cherished Oma of Alexandria; dear sister of Waldemar (Marlene) Meissner, the late Ida (late Adolf), the late Emma, and late Ewald; also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Visitation was March 4 at Kosary Funeral Home, 9837 S. Kedzie, Evergreen Park. Funeral services were held at the funeral home on March 5. Interment St. Casimir Cemetery.

KrutillaLINDA J. KRUTILLA

Linda J. Krutilla, age 70, of Oak Lawn, passed away February 16.

Loving mother of Tracy (Jose), Brian (Colleen), Scott (Lisa) and Sean (Jessica); proud daughter of the late Grace Anders and the late Michael Krutilla; caring grandmother of Jason, Samantha, Luke, Owen, Morgan, Wesley, Elliot and Charlotte; dearest great-grandmother of Zachary; dear sister of Darlene, the late late Michael, the late David, Tom, Steve and Joe. Linda will be missed by all who knew her notably co-workers and friends.

Celebration of Life to be held by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice, Illinois. 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

MaloneyBETTY C. MALONEY

Betty C. Maloney (nee Barber), age 95, of Bedford Park, passed away March 1.

Beloved wife of the late John “Bud” Maloney; loving mother of Daniel (Geri) Maloney, Kevin (Dawn) Maloney, Keith Maloney, Timothy (Gail) Maloney, Gordon (Kim) Maloney, Erin Maloney and Tracey Maloney; cherished grandmother of Eric (Heather) Maloney, Amy Bretthauer, Jennifer Maloney, Adam (Diana) Maloney, Samantha (Tom) Kohler, Katie Maloney, Moreen (Leo) Diaz, Mike (Becky) Maloney, Matthew (Kristin) Maloney, Nicholas (Erika) Maloney, Tom (Samantha) Maloney, Will (Ashlee) Brabec, Amanda Brabec, Cyndel Maloney, Gerrit Szeszycki and Matthew Szeszycki; proud great-grandmother of Isabel, Anthony, Natalie, Henry, Dylan, Liam, Brooke, Johnathan, Jacob, Edward, Aliza, Makenzie, Mason, Cadence, Finley, Layla, Wyatt, Connor, Kian and Declan. Fond sister of Mary Rallis, Patricia Quain, Brian Barber and the late Charles Barber, late Anthony Barber and Pam Van Holt. Dear Aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held March 8 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation March 9 at the funeral home until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. James at Sag Bridge Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Betty was laid to rest next to Bud at Resurrection Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Betty’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

NoonanBERNADETTE NOONAN

Bernadette Noonan (nee Sinople), age 79, passed away February 10.

Beloved wife of Theodore Noonan; loving mother of Kathy Beristain, Karen Noonan and the late Ted Noonan Jr.; dear grandmother of Nick (Jessica) Beristain, Vanessa (Noonan) (Jason) Hy, Jonathan (Luana) Beristain, Bob (Nicole) Noonan, Myles Beristain and Kelsey Noonan; dearest great-grandmother of Stella, Rowan, Violet and Luca; cherished daughter of the late Rose Mary (Bertucci) and the late Anthony Sinople; fond sister of Anthony (Rose) Sinople. Also survived by a niece, nephews, relatives and friends.

Memorial was held February 24 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Heart Association in Bernadette’s name. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

SausedaCASSANDRA HOPE (SAUSEDA) O’HARA

Cassandra Hope (Sauseda) O’Hara was born August 22, 2000, in Chicago. She passed away February 20, 2024, at the age of 23.

Born to Russell O’Hara Sr (deceased) and Melissa Sauseda of Bridgeview. Cassy was a free spirit who loved her family. Cassy was a graduate of Hopewell Academy, class of 2018. She enjoyed spending time downtown and at the lakefront. Some of her favorite times were when she went bowling and playing pool with friends. She also greatly enjoyed spending time with her siblings whom she helped take care of when her dad fell ill. Cassy is survived by her loving mother Melissa Sauseda, stepfather David Grabinski, brothers Billy O’Hara, Russell O’Hara Jr. and sister Lexy O’Hara. She is also survived by her maternal grandmother Carol Sauseda, two nephews, aunts, and many cousins. Cassy was preceded in death by her father Russell O’Hara Sr, her grandparents Gary and Marilyn Brooks, and Uncle Davey Sauseda Jr. Her memory will be forever cherished by those who had the privilege of knowing her.

Visitation was held February 27 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.

RosarioRICHARD H. “RICK” ROSARIO

Richard H. “Rick” Rosario, age 72, a beloved father, son, grandfather, great-grandfather, husband, brother, cousin, and a resident of the City of Chicago, passed away peacefully February 17.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy; his son, Michael (Mikey); daughter, Sandra; granddaughter Ashley; grandson, Richard (Richie); great-grandson, Ashton; and great-granddaughter, Adilynn. Rick will be deeply missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, donation arrangements may be made to The Rosario Family. Thank you so very much for your kindness, support, blessings, prayers, and condolences during this very difficult time.

Visitation was held February 22 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held February 23, Service and Time of Remembrance were held at the funeral home. Interment, Fairmount-Willow Hills Memorial Park, Willow Springs. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

TheresWILLIAM JAMES THERES

William James Theres, age 73, of Justice, passed away February 14.

Bill was born on January 12, 1951. He was a beloved husband for 52 years to Cindy Theres; loving father to Carrie Jeffery and her husband Michael, and to William Theres Jr. and his wife Genia. He was a proud grandfather to Lucas Theres, Miles Jeffery, Izabella Theres, and Owen Jeffery. Bill is survived by his sisters Shirley (Al) Lave and Barbara (Joseph) DeFilipis, and his brothers Jack (Rose) Theres and Edward (Wendy) Theres. He was also a loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Bill had a fulfilling career as a carpenter/locksmith at Moraine Valley Community College for 22 years. He also served as a volunteer firefighter in Justice from 1968-1974, and worked for Nationwide from 1983-1993, and worked as a Chemical Operator for Wesson Oil from 1970-1983.

Bill was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, where he served as an elder and trustee, and found solace and strength. He loved his church and was a devoted and faithful member. Contributions in his memory can be made to Grace Lutheran Church at 220 South Nolton Avenue in Willow Springs, Illinois.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents Valentine and Mildred Theres, his sisters Beverly Theres and Patricia Crandall, his brother-in-law Dwayne Crandall, his sister-in-law Rose Theres, and his grandson Shane Jeffery. Bill will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him and loved him. His memory will live on in the hearts of those he touched.

Visitation was held February 24 at Grace Lutheran Church, 212 S. Nolton Avenue, Willow Springs, with a Service. Cremation rites have been accorded. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice, Illinois. 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

VenegasROY J. VENEGAS

Roy J. Venegas, C.F.D., age 91, of Chicago, Clearing Community passed away peacefully March 1, with his loving family at his side.

Roy was a dedicated and proud Chicago Fire Fighter for over 30 years before his retirement 6 years ago. He was last stationed at Battalion 16, Engine 32. He served for seven years in the Army National Guard. Roy was blessed with the love of his family, and was a devoted husband, wonderful father and cherished grandfather and great grandfather and loving son. He was married for 30 years to the love of his life, his loving wife, Sylvia. A loving father to Alejandro (Dalia) and cherished grandfather of Jisenda (Andrew) and Abram and Juan and great grandfather to Liam and Adrienne. Much loved son of Valentina and the late Rogelio Venegas. He is survived by his brothers and sisters, Aurora, Adel, Ray, Angela, Rudy, Norman, Nancy, Anna Marie, and the late Tita “Peaches” and his many nieces and nephews. Roy was a loving and dedicated person, who despite all his medical struggles was always willing to help anyone who was in need. He will be forever remembered for strength, love, loyalty and compassion for everyone.

Visitation was held March 5 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Rev. Bill McFarland, Chaplain for the Chicago Fire Department offered prayers for Roy. Visitation March 6 at the funeral home until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to Two Holy Martyrs Parish, St. Symphorosa Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Roy was laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Roy’s family on his personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

WenzURSULA WENZ 

Ursula Wenz (nee Wagner), age 93, passed away February 14.

Beloved wife of the late Kurt Wenz; loving mom of Peter (Mary) Wenz and Christine (Mike) Buivis; cherished Oma of Jennifer (Jamie) Tatrai, David (Stephanie) Wenz, Christopher (Erin) Wenz, James and Nicholas White, Deirdre Martin, Alicia Buivis and Michael John Buivis, Jr.; dear great-grandmother of Courtney, Emma, Abigail, Mathis, Boden, and Callista. Loved and remembered by her nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held February 28 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Interment, Bethania Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

 

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