Emily A. Garetto nee Roesner - 914/13/1923 - 3/12/2015
Longtime Crete resident , Emily A. Garetto nee Roesner, age 91. Longtime Crete resident, born and raised in Steger. Emily was a wonderful homemaker and lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Steger. Loving wife for 55 years of the late Costanzo “Connie” Garetto. Devoted daughter of the late Mary nee Braun and Henry Roesner. Dear sister of Bette Crim, and the late Mildred Heft, Erna Siefert, Pearl Tegtmeyer, Raymond, Bernard and Henry Jr. Roesner. Beloved “Aunt Emily” to her many nieces and nephews. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (US Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave) Chicago Heights on Sunday March 15th from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Funeral services Monday morning 10:30 AM. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Steger. Memorial to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 12 W. 34th Place, Steger, IL. 60475 would be appreciated by the family. For further services information please contact 708 481-9230 or panozzobros.com
Michael Matela - 229/20/1992 - 3/11/2015
Frankfort, Illinois formerly of Crete Michael S. Matela, age 22. Frankfort resident formerly of Crete. Graduate of Lincoln-Way East High School and St. Liborius Grammar School. Hair Stylist at Plush Salon in Mokena. Beloved son of Paula nee Popolla and Nicholas S. Matela. Dear brother of Matthew J. and Nicholas C. Matela. Loving and devoted partner of Daniel DeSantis. Grandson of the late Carmina nee DeProsperis and Armando Popolla, Joanne nee Stevens and Leonard Matela. Beloved nephew, cousin and dearest 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 Monday March 16th from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Funeral Tuesday 9:15 AM to St. Liborius Church, Steger. Mass 10:00 AM. Entombment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. 708 481-9230 or panozzobros.com
Ethel L. Adducci - 9112/26/1923 - 3/9/2015
Longtime Kensington resident Ethel L. Adducci nee Proctor age 91. Longtime resident of Chicago’s Kensington neighborhood. Native of Southside, TN. Wife of the late Alexander Adducci. Mother of Edward (Peggy) Jones, Bobbie (Wanda) Jones and Daniel (Cynthia) Breece. Loving “Gramma Ethel” to her seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Daughter of the late Annie Groves and Floyd Proctor. Sister of John “Sonny” Proctor and the late Ruby Slider, Pauline and Mary Walker, Herman, Van, Elijah and Roy Proctor. A Celebration of Ethel’s life and memorial service will be held at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th Street (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave) Chicago Heights on Friday March 20th from 3:00 PM until time of Memorial Service at 7:30 PM.
Gloria E. Thompson nee Martinelli - 867/23/1928 - 3/8/2015
Evergreen Park Gloria E. Thompson nee Martinelli, age 86. Longtime Evergreen Park resident formerly of Roseland. Retired Secretary for A.R. Swanson Real Estate. Wife of the late Raymond M. Thompson. Daughter of Eleanor nee Marcolino and Daniel Martinelli. Beloved “Aunt Gloria” to the Ruth Bos and Gail Lauryn families. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (US Rt. 30, 3 blks. E. of Western Ave) Chicago Heights on Thursday March 12th from 3:00 PM until time of services at 7:30 PM. Private burial Cedar Park Cemetery, Chicago. 708 481-9230 or panozzobros.com
Anthony L. Szalkus - 744/9/1940 - 3/4/2015
Manhattan Anthony L. Szalkus age 74. Longtime Manhattan resident formerly of Chicago’s Roseland and Back of the Yards neighborhoods. Retired after 42 years of service as a Logistical Transportation Manager for Continental Grain Company. Active member of the International Polka Association. Husband for 54 years of Diana nee Caretta. Father of Anthony D. and Daniel L. Szalkus. Grandfather of Samantha (Chris) Shotliff. Great grandfather of Arawin Shotliff. Brother of Alice (late Ray) Kubacki, Barbara (late Bob) Cooling and Dennis (Mary) Szalkus. Services and interment were private. For further information please call Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, Chicago Heights 708-4819230 or panozzobros.com.
Gloria E. Halpin - 939/12/1921 - 2/28/2015
Mount Greenwood ad Bonfield, IL Gloria E. Halpin nee Curll age 93. Native of Worcester, MA. Gloria raised her children in Chicago’s Mount Greenwood area and worked many years for Local Loan Co. In 1977 she married her late husband James Halpin and moved to the Halpin Farm in Bonfield, IL. Gloria served as U.S. Navy Wave during WWII. She is survived by her daughters Lynda (Daniel) Timmons and Sharon (Ronald) Ozinga, grandchildren Christopher (Lisa) Timmons, Dr. Sara (Bryan) Timmons-Hoch, Heather (Douglas) Roozeboom and Mark (Shanon) Ozinga, and great grandchild Brayden Douglas Roozeboom. Stepmother and grandmother to the Joanne (late Lane) Long Family. She was preceeded in death by seven brothers and sisters. 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 morning March 6th from 9:00 AM until time of funeral services at 11:00 AM. Burial Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Braidwood, IL. 708-481-9230 or panozzobros.com.
Ignatius J. Janusek - 911/31/1924 - 2/27/2015
Longtime Chicago Heights resident recently of Frankfort Ignatius J. Janusek age 91. Longtime Chicago Heights resident recently of Frankfort. Retired Carpenter and Member of Carpenters Local 272. U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. Graduate Bloom H.S. Class of 1942. Husband for 56 years of the late Virginia nee Maro. Father of Sharon (Michael) Paciorek, Dr. Alan (Dr. Linda) Janusek, Jill (John) Schumake, Gina Persiani, and Jack (Barbara) Janusek. Grandfather of David (Michelle), Michael (Karyn), and Timothy Paciorek, Alex (Laura), Dr. Marissa and Michael Janusek, Andrew, Matthew and Julia Schumake, Adam, Jenna, Eric and Francesca Persiani, and Dominic Janusek. Great grandfather of Madison, Kendall, Anthony and Sofia Paciorek and Aiden Ignatius Persiani. Brother of Frank and the late John Janusek. 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 Tuesday March 3rd from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Wednesday 10:45 AM to St. Anthony Church, 7659 W. Sauk Trail, Frankfort. Mass 11:30 AM. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Steger.
Ruth Ann Gebert - 718/30/1943 - 2/26/2015
Glenwood Ruth Ann Gebert nee Plummer age 71. Longtime Glenwood resident. A Registered Nurse, she had worked as a private care nurse for St. James Hospital, Director of Nursing for Glenwood Terrace Nursing Home and retired as Administrator for the Kenwood Healthcare Center, Chicago in 2004. Mother of Deborah Missal, Cindy Gebert and John (Nonita Rekasius) Gebert. Grandmother of Jack and Jill Missal, Desiree and Amanda Gebert. Family services and burial were private. For further information please call the Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, Chicago Heights 708-481-9230 or panozzobros.com.
Rudolf Ptak - 844/13/1930 - 2/26/2015
Chicago Heights Rudolf Ptak age 84. Longtime Chicago Heights resident, native Loket, Czech Republic. A Journeyman Tool & Die Maker, Rudy worked for over 30 years at General Electric in Chicago Heights. Husband for 50 years of the late Luisa nee Zipperer. Father of Karl (Debbie) Ptak, Maria (Leonard) Servin and the late Rudolf Ptak Jr. Father-in-law of Karin Grant. Grandfather of Valerie Marlow, Justin Ptak, Joe Ptak, Sara Servin, Dr.Christopher Grant, Dr. Terrance Grant and Ashley Grant. Great grandfather of five. Brother of the late Josef Ptak. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Tuesday March 3rd from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM Funeral Wednesday 9:15 AM to St. Agnes Church, 1501 Chicago Rd., Chicago Heights. Mass 10:00 AM. Interment Skyline Memorial Park, Monee.
Elda M. Spiller - 891/26/1926 - 2/25/2015
Country Club Hills Elda Spiller nee Zonta age 89. Resident of Country Club Hills formerly of the Pullman area. Cherished wife for 68 years of the late Henry P. “Hank”Spiller. Mother of Carol (Glen) McGinnis, Cathy Spiller and Gail (Craig) Erickson. Loving grandmother of Dana (Michael) Sliwa, Lisa (Zach) Lacy, Andrew Erickson, Scott McGinnis and Brian McGinnis. Sister of Elsie (Peter) Meneghetti and Esther (late Joseph) Crynek. Aunt to many nieces and nephews, and dear friend to many. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Elda’s name to St. Emeric Church, 4330 W. 180th Street, Country Club Hills, IL 60478 would be appreciated by her family. For further service information please call Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, Chicago Heights 708-481-9230 or panozzobros.com
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