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Obituaries May 2, 2024

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GallasJOANNE GALLAS

Joanne Gallas, a beloved figure in her community and a dedicated homemaker, passed away recently, leaving behind a legacy of kindness and devotion. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Joanne dedicated her life to nurturing her family and enriching the lives of the many students she encountered through her work with the Chicago Public School System.

Married to Mitchell Gallas since 1965, Joanne’s partnership with him was a cornerstone of her life, marked by shared love and mutual support. The couple was blessed with a son, Christopher, who predeceased Joanne in 2020, a testament to the close-knit family they were.

Joanne was an avid reader, always eager to dive into a new book, which kept her mind sharp and her heart open. Her reading was not just a hobby but a pathway to learning more about the world and the people in it, reflecting her innate curiosity and intelligence.

Those who knew Joanne will remember her as a kind and sweet soul, always ready to lend a hand or an ear to those in need. Her impact on her community and all who knew her was profound, and her absence will be deeply felt.

Joanne is survived by her husband, Mitch, granddaughter Rebecca Gallas, brother Walter (Carol) Lis and her nieces and nephew. The family would like to extend its gratitude to Home Angels for their loving care. A Memorial Mass in Celebration of Joanne’s life will be scheduled at a later date.  In lieu flowers a donation in honor of Joanne to Marklund, a nonprofit organization that serves adults with serious and profound developmental disabilities. Donations can be made online at https://www.marklund.org/, or mailed to Marklund Hyde Center, 1S450 Wyatt Drive, Geneva, IL 60134 would be greatly appreciated.

GaughanLISA M. GAUGHAN

Lisa M. Gaughan (nee Moore) beloved wife of Martin CFD; loving mother of Brianna Gaughan; cherished daughter of Kathleen (nee Broderick) and the late Patrick “Paddy” Moore; dearest sister of Helen (late Daniel) Dunne and the late Patrick Moore. Daughter-in-law of Martin CFD and Joan (nee Pratscher) Gaughan; sister-in-law of Sharon Gaughan, Daniel CFD (Imelda) Gaughan, Richard (Grace) Gaughan and Michelle (Rick) Belair. Dear aunt of Daniel Dunne, Megan (James) McKillen, Katie Dunne (fiancé Brian Judycki), Kyle (Giana) Gaughan, Ryan Gaughan, Hannah Belair, Allison Belair and Amanda Belair. Great aunt of Jamsey and Charlie McKillen and Remi Gaughan.

Visitation was held April 22 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held April 23 until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Daniel the Prophet Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Lisa was laid to rest at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

GrisetoRICHARD N. GRISETO

Richard N. Griseto, age 90; beloved husband to Teresa (nee Burek) for 69 years; loving father of Barbara Schmitz, Diana (Gene) Miller, Carol (Scott) and Nick Griseto; dear nonno of six, nonnino of nine. Preceded in death by his parents Frank and Dirce (nee Carmignani) and his brother Vince (late Marie) and sister Lea (late John) Tokarz.  Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.  Richard was a retired electrician from the Chicago Transit Authority.

Visitation was held April 13 with a Funeral Chapel Service at the Richard-Midway Funeral Home, 5749 Archer Ave. (corner of Lorel). For more information, please call 773-767-1840.

JarzabekJOHN “JAN” JARZABEK

John “Jan” Jarzabek, age 52, passed away April 5.

Beloved husband of Cecylia Jarzabek; treasured dad of Victoria Jarzabek and Camille Jarzabek; cherished son of Maria (nee Bobak) and Wladyslaw Jarzabek. Also survived by numerous relatives and friends.

Visitation was held April 10 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held April 11, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Our Lady of the Woods Church, 10731 W. 131st Street, Orland Park for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

LizotteMARION R. LIZOTTE

Marion R. Lizotte of Lemont, formerly of Chicago, Garfield Ridge community, passed away April 21.

Beloved wife of 67 years to Rosaire “Fred” Lizotte; loving mother of Cindy (Ralph) Maggiore and Gary (Sue) Lizotte; cherished grandmother of Jamie (Shane) Reeves and Nikki (Adam) Day, Eric (Annie) Lizotte and Kira Lizotte (Jason McElree); proud great grandmother of Alex, Breann, Caden, Onabella, Lachlan, Jessica, Alyssa, Aubree, Brayden and Quinn; great great grandmother of Braylee, Isaiah and Ezra.

Visitation was held April 28 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation was held April 29 at the funeral home until time of Celebration of Life Service. Procession from the funeral home to Resurrection Cemetery, Garden Mausoleum where Marion was laid to rest.

LorisJOAN L. LORIS

Joan L. Loris (nee Yanahan), age 86.

Beloved wife of the late Jack J. Loris and the late Dennis Carroll; loving mother of Sue (John) Stanley, Liz (Jake) Pritchard and the late Denise (Tom) Joy; dearest gram to Danny, Aaron (Ashley), Ryan (Carli), Robyn and Jen;  G.G. to Casey, Riley, Mackenzie Joan and Declan; dear sister of the late William Yanahan.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Joan’s name can be made to The Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation, www.treasurechest.org.  Memorial Visitation was held April 25 followed by a Prayer Service at Aliya of Palos Park. Services entrusted to Richard-Midway Funeral Home.  For more information, please call 773-767-1840.

MiklosBETTY L. MIKLOS

Betty L. Miklos (nee Swartz), age 85.

Beloved wife of Ronald J. for 65 years; loving mother of Mark (Julie), David (Natasha) and Steven (Jenny) Miklos; dear grandmother of Stephanie, Timothy, Daniel, Kirsten and Matthew; dear sister of John (Margaret) Swartz. Betty was a long time parishioner of Our Lady of the Snows Church.  Visitation was held April 16 at the Richard-Midway Funeral Home, 5749 Archer Ave. (corner of Lorel). Funeral was held April 17 at the funeral home then processing to Our Lady of the Snows Church for Mass. Entombment Resurrection Garden Mausoleum. For more information, please call 773-767-1840.

MystekSCOTT M. MYSTEK

Scott M. Mystek, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly, age 46.

Loving son of Sandra A. and the late Walter P. Mystek, Jr.; dear brother of Steve and Susan (Vince) Parmigiani; dear uncle of Steven Jr. (Michelle), Christopher, Madison Mystek, Vincent III (Susan), Anthony and Michael Angelo Parmigiani; great uncle of Camden Walter.  He will also be missed by his loving fur babies Freezy and Elwood.

Visitation was held April 19, with a Prayer Service at the Richard-Midway Funeral Home, 5749 Archer Ave. (corner of Lorel).  For more information, please call 773-767-1840.

PonceBERNARDO PONCE

It is with a heavy heart to announce the passing of our father Bernardo Ponce on the day of April 19, surrounded by his loving family.

Born to Jose and Guadalupe Ponce on November 10, 1946 in Valle de Juarez, Jalisco, Mexico. He was the beloved husband of Raquel Ponce; cherished father of Diana and Guillermo Ponce, Raquel Recio and Claudia Ruiz; proud and loving grandfather of Dominique and Cristian Ponce and the trio siblings, Daniela, Mario Esteban, and Michael Recio; dear brother of Cointa, Jose, Guillermo, Eduardo, and Manuel.

Bernardo valued his time with family and friends and with all things he enjoyed doing. As a sports enthusiast he played in a soccer league from his adolescent years well into his mid-40’s. His most enjoyable hobby was placing bets at the racetrack. A well-read individual, he never passed up the opportunity of a stimulating and interesting conversation.

Bernardo will be deeply missed and our memories of him will always be alive in our hearts.

Visitation was held April 23 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. Family and friends met April 24 at St. Clare of Montefalco Church, 5443 S. Washtenaw Ave for a Mass of Christian burial. Bernardo Ponce was laid to rest at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

SelvaggioTONY SELVAGGIO

Tony Selvaggio, 76, of Oak Lawn, passed away on April 24.

He was the beloved husband of Angie Gilardi-Selvaggio for 34 years. Devoted and loving father of Nicole Angela Selvaggio. Best friend of Gino Nuccio. Dear brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend to many.

Proud chef and owner of La Cucina di Angelina in Oak Lawn.

Tony had an unwavering love for his family, traveling, walking, cooking and especially the family dog, Sabino.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be appreciated.

Funeral services have been held. Interment was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

StanczykDOLORES STANCZYK

We celebrate the life of Dolores Stanczyk (nee Klimek) who graced this earth for 95 years and passed away peacefully April 23.

She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond Stanczyk; loving mother of the late John Stanczyk; cherished grandmother of Alexa (Nicholas) Pascolla and proud great grandmother of Francis John. Dolores was preceded in death by her 7 brothers and sisters. She will be missed by her many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Visitation was held April 26 at St. Daniel the Prophet Church until time of Mass. Procession from the church to Resurrection Cemetery Garden Mausoleum where Dolores was laid to rest next to her husband. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in honor of Dolores to Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Care located at 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 63031. Lightways.org.

ANDRZEJ STYRCZULA

Andrzej Styrczula, age 72, passed away April 4.

Beloved husband of Waleria Styrczula (nee Dlugosz); loving father of Bogusia (Piotr) Walkosz, Krzysztof (Malgorzata) Styrczula, Dorota (Jacek) Garbacz and Piotr (Beata) Styrczula; dearest grandfather of Patrycja Walkosz, Krystian Walkosz, Karolina Styrczula, Szymon Styrczula, Szczepan Styrczula, Klemens Styrczula, Patryk Garbacz, Natalia Garbacz and Kacper Styrczula; cherished son of the late Aniela (nee Tyrala) and the late Jan Styrczula; dear brother of Jozef (Barbara) Styrczula, the late Jacek (Antonina) Styrczula and Tadeusz (Jozefa) Styrczula. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Member of Kolo #65 Ciche Dolne Mietustwo of ZPPA.

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

JOHN J. SUCHWALKO

John J. Suchwalko, age 89, passed away April 17.

Cherished friend of the late Irene Kozik; dear step-father of Robin (Gary) Sukalo; grandpa of Leah (Jay) Henning and Laura (Matthew) Krezniak; great-grandpa of Ryan Henning, Shane Henning and Tyler Henning; brother of Bernadette (the late Ronald) Pinta. Also survived by relatives and friends.

Visitation was held April 20 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice with Service and Time of Remembrance held at the funeral home. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

 

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