Shirley I. Nardi nee Krueger - 798/8/1933 - 5/19/2013
Shirley Nardi nee Krueger age 79. Longtime Chicago Heights resident, native of Trimont, MN. 1951 Bloom High School graduate. Wife for 57 years of Joseph S. Nardi Jr. Mother of Cheryl Nardi, Lynn Bussey and Sandra (Ken) Lalla. Grandmother of Dr. Melissa Bussey, Teresa (Marc) Lopez, Dana Bussey, Christopher, Timothy and Heather Lalla. Loving “GG” to her great grandchildren Jalen, Isabel, Gianna and Graeme. Sister of Douglas (Alma) Krueger and the late David (Marion) Krueger. Aunt and dear friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Wednesday May 22nd from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Body will lie in state Thursday morning at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 10th St. and Ashland Ave., Chicago Heights from 9:00 AM until time of services at 10:00 AM. Private burial Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood. 708-481-9230.
Geraldine "Gerri" Griffith - 621/31/1951 - 5/19/2013
Geraldine “Gerri” Griffith age 62. Lifelong Chicago Heights area resident. Loving mother of Carrie (Kenneth Houston) Griffith and Joanna (Brian) Johnson. Devoted grandmother of Olivia, Nicholas, Joseph and Aaliyah Houston, Javon and Takerra Johnson. Sister of Richard (Sandy), Allen (Norma), David (Vicky), Robert “Coot” (ToniLynn) and Scott Griffith and the late Elizabeth (late Carlos Hernandez), Doris, Lancy Jr., and Donald Griffith. Daughter of the late Lancy Griffith and Helen nee Bezuh. Beloved companion and best friend of Joe Sikorski. Fond aunt and dear friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Thursday May 23rd from 3:00 PM until time of services at 7:30 PM. Burial private. 708-481-9230.
Earl R. Souza - 836/2/1929 - 5/16/2013
Earl R. Souza age 83. Longtime Sauk Village resident formerly of Chicago’s Westside. Retired Millwright.,Member Local #1693. U.S. Army Veteran/Korean War. Husband for 56 years of the late Ruby E. nee Knuth. Father of Mary Ann (Roy) Kline, Steve (Carol), John (Barbara), Robert, Brian (Susan), Laurie (Chuck) Maddox and Larry Holden. Loving “Papa” of 27 grandchildren and great-grandfather of 19. Brother of Rita Lind, August Souza and the late Charlotte Zelms. Beloved uncle and dear friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Monday May 20th from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Funeral Tuesday 9:15 AM to St. James Catholic Church, 22244 Torrence Ave., Sauk Village. Mass 10:00 AM. Interment St. James Cemetery, Sauk Village. 708-481-9230.
Raymond Ghidotti - 911/18/1922 - 5/16/2013
Raymond Ghidotti age 91. Longtime Dolton resident, formerly of Roseland. Retired carpenter. Member Carpenters Local 434. U.S. Army Air Corps Veteran/WWII. Loving husband of the late Angie Ghidotti. Devoted father of Carol (late Roger) Galloy, Dolores (Greg) Fronzak, Martin (Mary) Ghidotti and the late Raymond Ghidotti Jr. Beloved grandfather of Bryan (Lisa), Kenny (Susan), and Jeff (Debbie) Galloy, Tamara (Adam) Reid, Michael (Joanna) Prazak, Michelle (Eric) Ghidotti-Gonsalves and Matthew Ghidotti. Proud great grandfather of Bryce, Kennedy, Addison, Jason, Madeleine, Tyler, Kyle, Blake and Breah. Brother of the late Lorraine Tomaselli and Jennie Benetti. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Monday May 20th from 9:00 AM until time of funeral services at 11:00 AM. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth. 708-481-3421.
Lynda L. Scapino - 705/16/2013 - 5/16/2013
Dolton, Dowagiac, MI and recently of Pierson, FL
Lynda L. Scapino, 70. Longtime Dolton, Il. and Dowagiac, MI resident passed away peacefully on May 16th at her home in Pierson, Florida. Loving wife for 53 years of John Scapino. Beloved mother of Christine (Gary) Moore, John (Mary) Scapino, Joseph Scapino, and Amy (Jeffrey) Scapino. Grandmother of Mary Lou, John, Nick and Michael. Daugher of the late Violet M. Aurand. Sister of Gail (Jerry) Brown, Keith (Pat) Aurand, Douglas Aurand, Susan (Kevin) Kelly. Sister-in-law of Margie Evans; Aunt to many nieces and nephews and her MIKO. Those who were blessed by her love learned the true meaning of love, trust, loyalty and charity. In honor of this beautiful soul, nurture the wounded spirits, extend a hand to the needy, protect your loved ones, enjoy the beauty of nature and above all else LOVE. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Saturday May 25th from 1:00 PM until time of services at 6:00 PM. Burial private. Memorial Contributions may be made in Lynda's memory to Halifax Humane Society, 2364 LPGA Blvd. Daytona Beach, FL 32124. For further service information please call 708-481-9230.
Louise Tieri nee Napoleon - 8210/29/1930 - 5/14/2013
Louise A. Tieri nee Napoleon age 82. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Wife for 58 years of Herman D. Tieri. Mother of Donald Tieri and Susan (Samuel) Ristich and the late Thomas (Mary) and Robert (Sherri) Tieri. Grandmother of Ana, Samuel and Claire Ristich, Nick, Jay, Lauren, and twins Allen and Alex Tieri. Daughter of the late Maria nee Capriotti and Americo Napoleon. Sister of Lucy (LeRoy) Czarnecki. Beloved aunt and dear friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Friday May 17th from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Funeral Saturday 9:15 AM to St. Agnes Church, 1501 Chicago Rd., Chicago Heights. Mass 10:00 AM. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. 708-481-9230
Diane l. Schmidt - 577/14/1955 - 5/13/2013
Olympia Fields resident formerly of Calumet City and Roseland
Schmidt, Diane L. Schmidt age 57, passed away suddenly on May 13th at her home in Olympia Fields. Former Calumet City and Roseland resident. Graduate of St. Anthony Grammar School, Elizabeth Seton High School and Thornton Community College. 28 years employee of South Suburban Hospital’s Medical Records Dpt. Daughter of the late Antoinette nee Nitti and Harry J. Schmidt, C.F.D. Retired. Sister of Donna McGuire, Doreen (Gary) Lathrop, and Dana (Michael) Murphy. Loving aunt of Nick DiBenedetto, Kellie Villasenor, Kari, Krista, and Kyle Lathrop. Great aunt of Gianna Villasenor. Survived by her devoted caregiver and friend Luis “Lou” Pagan. Beloved niece, cousin, colleague, and dear friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St (US Rt. 30, 3 Blks E. of Western Ave) Chicago Heights on Thursday May 16th from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Funeral services Friday 10:00 AM. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth. 708 481-9230.
Carmen Joseph Arvia - 675/9/1946 - 5/13/2013
East Hazel Crest
Carmen J. Arvia age 67. Longtime East Hazel Crest resident formerly of Roseland. Retired Carpenter for G.F. Meyne Construction. Member Local 434. Vietnam Veteran U.S. Navy/USS Uhlmann. Husband for 41 years of Catherine “Tina” nee Hoekstra. Father of Christie (David) Zumm and Carmen “CJ” (Melissa) Arvia. Loving “Papa” of Cami and Dylan Zumm. Son of Rose nee Oderio and the late Dominick J. Arvia. Brother of JoAnn (Jerry) Bernar and Angela (David) Wallace. Uncle and dear friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Friday May 17th from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Funeral service Saturday morning 11:30 AM. Burial Monday Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood. 708-481-9230.
Marilyn S. Thomas - 761/10/1937 - 5/11/2013
Marilyn Thomas nee Soeka age 76. Longtime Park Forest resident. Wife for 52 years of the late Joel F. Thomas. Mother of Frank (Lynn) Thomas, Dorothy “Dottie” (Marcello) Presutti, Sally (Rick) Manaois and Michelle “Mickie” (Raymond) Bulka. Beloved grandmother to Sarah Thomas, Lindsey (Ethan) Skaggs, Marlyn, and Bethany Presutti, Capt. Andrew (Ashley), and Ryan Manaois, Anna, Thomas, Jake, Noah and Joel Bulka. Sister of Patricia (Ken) Rooney. A Memorial Visitation will be held at the Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.) on Thursday May 16th from 3:00 PM until time of Memorial Service at 7:00 PM. Burial services Friday May 17th at 11:00 AM, Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood. 708-481-3421.
Martha Vertucci nee Garcia - 8012/1/1932 - 5/9/2013
Martha Vertucci, of Matteson, Illinois, passed away peacefully on May 9, 2013 after beating all the odds her doctors had given her the past 18 months regarding her battle with bile duct cancer. However, no disease could ever extinguish her generosity, spirit, and her love of family. She was born to the late Manuela and Jose Garcia of Jalisco, Mexico, where she was raised as a child. In 1967, through a twist of fate, she began a long distance love story with her future husband of 45 years, Richard Vertucci. She came to the United States in 1968 not knowing English nor American culture. She proudly became a U.S. citizen, opened her own business, helped run her husband's business and found time to be a devoted mother to her three children, John (Jody) Caballero, Stephen (Starla) Vertucci and Jennifer (Scott) Hoffman. She will always be "Nana" to her grandchildren, Nick, Jessie, Haley, Isabelle, Chase, Noah and Lilyanna Sophia. She is predeceased by her sister Graciela and brothers Rogelio and Alfonso. She is survived by her brothers Ernesto and Javier. She was happiest when she could bake for her family. Whether it was her corn flake chicken, tamales, tacos, pineapple cookies, or her pastries, her home made recipes will live on for generations. The family would also like to thank Mrs. Tina Ruiz who was Martha's second mother and mentor while in the United States. She would also like to thank Mrs. Tina's daughters Christine, Juliette, Graciela, Minerva, and Gloria who she always considered as her sisters as well as her cousin Diana and her husband Arturo Munoz who were so close to her. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th Street (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Tuesday May 14th from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Funeral Wednesday 9:15 AM to St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, 21400 S. Governors Hwy/Rt. 50, Matteson. Mass 10:00 AM. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. Please visit www.pannozzobros.com or call 708-481-9230
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