Constance 'Connie' Damiani - 88

2/28/1926 - 4/12/2014
Lifelong Chicago Heights resident

Constance “Connie” Damiani nee Pagoria, age 88. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Wife for 48 years of the late Camillo Damiani. Mother of Judith (Frank) Jarke, Kathleen (John) Cherven, Benjamin (Patti) Damiani, Patricia (William) Miller, Camille Damiani. Grandmother of Gregory (Violet) and Jason (Michelle) Rohlf, Adam (Sara), David (Paige) and Andrew Cherven, Sarah Miller and Abby (Michael) Hennessey. Great grandmother of Lily, Leo, Brooks, Ski, Kaitlyn, Adrienne, Elise, Lauren and Harper. Great-great grandmother of Hailey and Marcello. Sister of Geraldine Love, Nick (Lillian) and Sam (Angie) Pagoria. Beloved “Aunt Jetta” to 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 Tuesday April 15th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Wednesday morning 9:15 AM chapel prayers to Infant Jesus of Prague Church, Flossmoor. Mass 10:00 AM. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. 

Elecia Krumb - 99

5/5/1914 - 4/11/2014
Glenwood and Hinsdale, native of El Paso

Elecia Krumb nee Fryer, age 99 ¾ . Longtime Glenwood, Homewood, Hinsdale and Houston, TX resident. Native of El Paso, TX. Wife of the late Parr Krumb. Mother of Mary (Gordon) Lipari, Phillip (Ginny), William (Connie), Richard (Rosane), and George Krumb, and the late Elecia “Anne”, and Edward (late Teena) Krumb. Grandmother of 12, great grandmother of 8. Sister of Helen Chatfield-Weeks and the late Margaret Hart, Rosemary, William and Austin Fryer. Beloved aunt 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 Sunday May 4th from 12noon to 3:00 PM. Funeral Monday 9:15 AM to St. Joseph Church, Homewood. Mass 10:00 AM. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. 

Evelyn S. Richton nee Sons - 84

7/6/1929 - 4/8/2014
Chicago Heights

Evelyn S. Richton nee Sons age 84. Longtime Chicago Heights area resident. Wife of the late Marino Richton and William M. Beggs. Mother of Sheere Dillon. Loving “Gubby” to her grandchildren Cassie E. Dillon and Maxx M. Dillon. Sister of Joyce Rellis-Lamberta and the late Russell and Clarence Sons. Dearest friend and aunt of Gregory Rellis and Peggy Hoogheem. Stepmother of Camille Roche. A Memorial Visitation will be held at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Saturday April 12th from 2:00 PM until time of Memorial Service at 6:00 PM. Private inurnment of ashes Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood.

Norbert Sieracki - 90

10/15/1923 - 4/7/2014
Flossmoor

Norbert J. Sieracki age 90 late of Flossmoor.  Beloved husband of Jean (Dacus) and the late Dorothy.  Loving father of the late James (Linda L.) Sieracki, Marilyn (Bill) McKenna, Richard (Linda J.) Sieracki, Steven (Mary) Sieracki, Gwenn (Bud) Edman and Barbara (James) White.  Devoted grandfather of 16.  Cherished great grandfather of 12.  Dear brother of Edward (Ursula) Sieracki and Barbara (late Richard) Smykowski.  Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by 5 brothers and 3 sisters.  Veteran of US Navy WWII.  Owner of Central Teaming Company.  Former member of Youche Country Club.  Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Friday April 11th from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  Funeral Saturday 12:15 PM Chapel Prayers to Infant Jesus of Prague Church, Flossmoor.  Mass 1:00 PM.  Private family interment Holy Cross Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Fr. Al Sieracki O. CARM Scholarship Fund c/o Mount Carmel High School.  708-481-9230 or www.panozzobros.com

Sharon Engberg - 73

10/18/1940 - 4/4/2014
Flossmoor, Illinois

Sharon M. Engberg nee Murphy, age 73. Lifelong Flossmoor resident. Wife for 50 years of Frank Engberg. Mother of Kathleen (David) Doody. Loving “Nana” of Daniel and Taylor Doody. Daughter of the late Charles A. Murphy and Evelyn nee Peerling. Sister of Robert C. Murphy. Aunt of Meghan Matthews, Ryan and Dennis Murphy. Sister-in- law of the late Constance (late Elwood) Berg. Beloved 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 Friday April 11th from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Funeral Saturday morning 10:45 AM to Infant Jesus of Prague Church, Flossmoor. Mass 11:30 AM. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood.

Jennie L. Ruhnke nee Pozza - 81

6/24/1932 - 3/24/2014
Oak Forest resident formally of Roseland

Jennie L. Ruhnke nee Pozza-DeAntoni, age 81. Longtime Oak Forest resident formally of Chicago’s Roseland area. Retired after 20 years of service as secretary in the Dean’s Office at Oak Forest High School. Pullman Tech graduate. Wife for 60 years of Gordon F. Ruhnke. Mother of Brian (Colleen) Ruhnke, Sandra Hanson and the late Robin Ruhnke-Braud. Grandmother of Erik (Michelle) Ruhnke, Andrew Ruhnke, Molly (Brian) Casner, Patricia Ruhnke and Ian Jones. Great-grandmother of Helena, Samantha, Alexandra and Logan Ruhnke, Alyssa and Aubrey Casner. Sister of Mario (Sally) Pozza and the late Mary (late James) Carbonara and Lawrence (late Mary) DeAntoni. Beloved Aunt and dear friend of many. Memorial visitation at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.) Chicago Heights on Monday March 31st from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Family and friends will meet Tuesday morning at St. Christopher Church, Midlothian for 10:30 AM Memorial Mass.

Frank Angelo Cassara - 83

4/2/1930 - 3/23/2014
Crete resident formerly of Chicago's Brighton Park area

Frank A. Cassara, age 83. Longtime Crete resident, formerly of Chicago’s Brighton Park area/St. Agnes Parish. Retired Laborer for Local 1006. Proud proprietor of Easy Street Vineyards & Winery. U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. Husband for 60 years of Shirley nee Ries. Father of Robert Cassara and Karen (Dennis) Addison. Devoted “Papa” of Michelle Cassara and Nick and Sam Addison. “Big Papa” of Maxim Cassara. Brother of Benita (Henry) DeLulio, and the late Carrie Lysek and Theodore (Dorothy Spillane) Cassara. Brother-in-law of the late Kenneth (late Norma) Ries. Loving uncle 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 Tuesday March 25th from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Funeral services Wednesday morning 10:00 AM. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth.

Lois M. Gallagher nee Brumleve - 85

5/4/1928 - 3/20/2014
Flossmoor

Lois M. Gallagher nee Brumleve age 85. Longtime Flossmoor resident formerly of Hazel Crest and Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood/Our Lady of Peace parish. Graduate of Aquinas High School.  Wife for 61 years of the late Robert F. Gallagher. Mother of Timothy (Susan), Mark (late Rosemary), Kevin (Rita), Brian (Trish) Gallagher and Nancy (John) Abouchar. Grandmother of Emily (Justin) Peddicord, Maureen, Jack, Bridget, Michael, Ellen and Joseph Gallagher, Max, Ben and Charlie Abouchar. Great grandmother of Ellie and Zach Peddicord. Sister of the late Dolores (late Benedict) Badeusz. 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 March 28th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Saturday 10:15 AM to Infant Jesus of Prague Church, Flossmoor. Mass 11:00 AM. Private burial Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood. 708-481-9230 or www.panozzobros.com.

Sharon I. Dickson nee Bako - 67

11/6/1946 - 3/18/2014
Richton Park

Sharon I. Dickson nee Bako age 67. Longtime Richton Park resident formerly of Chicago’s East Side. CVS High School graduate, proud member of the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima and Geneology enthusiast. Wife of the late Richard G. Dickson and Gerald Engelman. Mother of Dawn (Jason Siegert) Lively, Richard (Michelle) Dickson, Raymond Dickson and Mary (Chuck) Roering. Grandmother of Brooke and Justine Lively, Holly Ohrt, Bailey and Shannon Gaffney, Mary (Justin) Kimes, Loren, Susan and Brendan Dickson, Kyle and Kaleb Roering. Daughter of Ida nee Kozar and the late Zolthon Bako. Sister of Richard (Linda) Bako and Keith Bako. Dear aunt and 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 Sunday March 23rd from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Monday 10:15 AM to St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, Governors Hwy. and St. Lawrence Ave., Matteson. Mass 11:00 AM. Burial private. 708-481-3421.

Marion Minchuk - 59

8/14/1954 - 3/18/2014
Longtime Tempe, AZ resident formerly of Northwest Indiana

Marion Richard Minchuk, longtime Northwest Indiana resident, passed away March 18, 2014 in Tempe, AZ. Marion was a 59 year old fun loving bachelor who lived every minute of his life to the fullest and never looked back. If you didn’t get the chance to party with him here, you will get your chance when he greets you with a margarita at the pearly gates. He traveled across the world making people laugh with all of his funny stories and jokes. He is survived by countless friends, celebrities, Laura his companion, his brothers Gene (Jackie) and Larry (Susan), and his niece and nephews; Michelle, Brian, Chris and Scott. Marion was preceded in death by his parents Stanley and Joan and his sister Elaine. Marion was a perfect example of how we should all try to enjoy life. Marion was an amazing person that will be truly missed by all. Whether you knew Marion for a lifetime, he found a way to impact our lives and will be deeply missed. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Wednesday morning March 26th from 10:00 AM until time of Funeral Service at 12:00 Noon. Burial Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City. Memorials in Marion’s name to a Hospice Charity of your choice or the Epilepsy Foundation, 17 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60602 would be appreciated by the family.

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