Howard E. Fine - 796/14/1933 - 2/11/2013
Howard E. Fine age 79. Born and raised in Chicago’s South Shore area. Chicago Heights resident formerly of Park Forest and Homewood. U.S. Army Veteran/Korean War. Husband of Gailene Cowger nee Bushong. Father of Mark (Susan), Hal (Lois), Ron (Judy) and Michael (Johnah) Fine. Stepfather of Erin (Sal) Arroyo, Sara (Chris) Alesandrini and Abby (Brad) Davis. Grandfather of Stephanie, Ben, Andy, Marla, Hannah, Jacob, Zachary, Joshua, Adrian, Elena and Elijah. Great grandfather of Jonah and Eva. Brother of the late Robert Fine. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Sunday February 17th from 2:00 PM until time of services at 6:00 PM. Burial private. 708-481-9230.
Melba Thibideau - 6210/4/1950 - 2/5/2013
East Hazel Crest
Melba Thibideau nee Bunn age 62. Longtime East Hazel Crest resident. Born and raised in Fayetteville, TN. Wife for 43 years of Frank Thibideau. Mother of Lisa (Michael) Treccani. Grandmother of Alex and Sabrina Treccani. Sister of Denny Bunn. Sister-in-law of Marion Thibideau and the late William (Edith), Lorraine, Robert and Gene Thibideau. 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 Thursday February 7th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral services Friday morning 11:00 AM. Burial Skyline Memorial Park, Monee. 708-481-9230.
Carol Tiberi - 737/29/1939 - 1/28/2013
Carol A. Tiberi nee Brennan age 73. Longtime Chicago Heights resident formerly of Hazel Crest. Retired after many years as a Warranty Clerk for Mercedes of Orland Park and Ed Mathieu Imports. Wife of the late John Tiberi, CHFD. Mother of John (Julie) and Joseph Tiberi. Grandmother of Lucas, Samuel, Joe and Sara Tiberi. Sister of Kathy (Edward) Barker, Lynn (George) Caddick, William (late Patricia) Brennan and the late Constance (Leigh) Barker. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3blks. E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Wednesday January 30th from 2:00 PM until time of funeral service at 8:00 PM. Burial private. 708-481-9230.
Lyle J. Spagnola - 01/27/2013 - 1/27/2013
Homewood formerly of Chicago's Roseland area
Lyle J. Spagnola. Longtime Homewood resident, formerly of Chicago’s Roseland area. Retired Draftsman. Son of the late Maria nee Slaviero and John Spagnola. Brother of the late Katherine Simulick, Carole Spagnola, and John (Beverly) Spagnola. Beloved and devoted “Uncle Lyle” to his many nieces and nephews. An avid snow skier, Lyle’s zest for life will be missed, but fondly remembered by all who knew him. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St (US Rt. 30, 3 Blks E. of Western Ave) Chicago Heights on Thursday January 31st from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Body will lie in state Friday morning at St. James Catholic Church, 22400 S. Torrence Ave, Sauk Village from 9:30 AM until time of Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth. 708 481-9230.
Marjorie J. Evans - 792/25/1933 - 1/26/2013
Crete, Illinois formerly of Dolton and Chicago's Roseland Neighborhood
Marjorie J. “Marge” Evans, age 79, Crete resident, formerly of Dolton and Chicago’s Roseland Neighborhood. Proud, beloved Wife for 38 years of the late Gerald J. Evans. Loving Mother of Frank Evans, Lisa (Douglas Kowalski) Jenns, Laurie (Jason) Dinneen and Gerald “Jerry” (fiancé Camille Rivoli) Evans. Cherished Grammy of Erika Jenns, Emily Jenns, Miles Dinneen, Evyn Pearl Dinneen, Kristen Evans, Kelsey Evans, Daniel Evans, Madilyn Maher, Kaylee Maher and the late Ruby Celeste Dinneen. Dear Sister of John (Lynda) Scapino. Daughter of the late John Scapino and Margaret nee Jansen. Marge was a kind, caring and giving person, sending weekly packages to troops through Any Soldier.com. She was an active member of Spaghetti-O’s and devoted longtime Treasurer of the Community Outreach Program and member of St. Liborius. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th St (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave) on Tuesday January 29th from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Funeral Wednesday 10:15 am to St Liborius Church, 35th St and Halsted Blvd, Steger. Mass 11:00 AM. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Info 708-481-9230.
Robert F. Gallagher - 888/30/1924 - 1/24/2013
Flossmoor formerly of Hazelcrest and Chicago's South Shore
Robert F. Gallagher, age 88. Longtime Flossmoor resident formerly of Hazel Crest and Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood/Our Lady of Peace Parish. Graduate of South Shore High School. U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois. Worked for 17 years in concrete pipe sales for Material Service Corp. in Chicago, before joining Robinson Engineering in South Holland, where he became a Partner and served as the Village Engineer for the Village of Tinley Park. He served on the Flossmoor Plan Commision and was a former Board Member of the Metropolitan Sanitary District of Chicago. Husband for 61 years of Lois M. Gallagher nee Brumleve. Father of Timothy (Susan), Mark (late Rosemary), Kevin (Rita), and Brian (Trish) Gallagher and Nancy (John) Abouchar. Grandfather of Emily (Justin) Peddicord, Maureen, Jack, Bridget, Michael, Ellen and Joseph Gallagher, Max, Ben and Charlie Abouchar. Great grandfather of Ellie and Zach Peddicord. Brother of the late Joan Guimond, James and William Gallagher. Beloved uncle, friend and colleague 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 January 27th from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Monday, 9:15 AM to Infant Jesus of Prague Church, Flossmoor. Mass 10:00 AM. Burial Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. 708 481-9230.
John A. Chiarodo Jr. - 6611/30/1946 - 1/21/2013
Former Richton Park & Orland Park resident recently or Summerfield, FLA.
John A. Chiarodo Jr. age 66. Longtime Richton Park and Orland Park resident recently of Summerfield, FL. Former Department Manager for Sherwin Williams/PMC Chemical in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. Longtime parishioner, active member and athletic coach at St. Lawrence O’Toole Parish, and founding member and coach of Rich Wrestling. Husband for 44 years of Theresa nee Hickey. Father of Sean Chiarodo, Nicole Chiarodo and Heather (Paul) Flaherty. Grandfather of Jacob Chiarodo and Raegan and Colin Flaherty. Son of the late John A. Chiarodo and Anne nee Panozzo. Brother of Michael “Mickey” Chiarodo and Nanette (Steven) Siegel. Memorial gathering Saturday January 26th from 12:00 Noon until time of Memorial Service 4:00 PM at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights. 708-481-9230.
Frank J. Brazzale - 867/21/1926 - 1/18/2013
Longtime Dolton, Il. & Schererville, IN.
Frank J. Brazzale age 86. Longtime resident of Dolton, IL. and Schererville, IN. U.S. Army Veteran/WWII. Retired Tool and Die Maker for Rexnord, Inc. Husband of Maryann Brazzale nee Dalle. Father of Frank (Bonnie),Antionette (Patrick Moran), John (Rachel) and Thomas Brazzale. Grandfather of Amanda (Rene) Barrera, Dominic Brazzale, Lenny Hall, Cassandra (John) Farkas, Elise and Dominica Brazzale. Great grandfather of Blake Brazzale, Gabriel and Julian Barrera, Mackenzie and Madison Farkas. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks. E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Monday January 21st from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Body will lie in state at St. Anthony Church, 7661 W. Sauk Trail Ave, Frankfort , Tuesday morning from 9:00 AM until time of Funeral Mass, 10:00 AM. Interment private. 708-481-9230
Mary Planera nee Ruggeri - 898/2/1923 - 1/17/2013
Mary Planera nee Ruggeri, age 89. Longtime Chicago Heights resident, native of Amaseno, Pr. Frosinone, Italy. Wife for 58 years of the late Raymond Planera. Mother of Anna (Steven) Planera-Ohren. Devoted “Nonna” of Susan, Alex, and Roy Jr. “R.J.” Baggio. Loving “Bisnonna” of Caleb Neger. Daughter of the late Elena nee Ester and Giuseppe Ruggeri. Sister of the late Augusta Benedetti, Eugenio, Oreste and Antonio Ruggeri. Beloved “Zia Mia” of 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 Jan. 20th from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Funeral Monday 10:15 AM to the San Rocco Oratory, 315 E. 22nd St. Chicago Heights. Mass 11:00 AM. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. 708 481-9230.
Diva Marie Pulcini - 984/10/1914 - 1/14/2013
Lifelong Chicago Heights resident
Diva Marie Pulcini nee Spinozzi, age 98. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident and matriarch of the Marchegiana community. Retired as Office Manager for Midwest Forging Co. after 41 years of service. Adored wife of the late Carlo Mario Pulcini, to whom she married on Aug. 11, 1948 in Italy. Daughter of the late Anita Falaschetti and Nazzareno Spinozzi. Loving sister of the late Lydia (late Peter) Zagone and Mary Spinozzi. Beloved aunt of Paulnita (late James) Rees and Diana (Raymond) Rhode. Devoted “Aunt Diva” to Renee, James Jr. (Laura), and Peter (Terri) Rees, Rhonda (Michael) Ferry and John (Becky) Rhode. Loving “Auntie Ge Gee” to her great nieces and nephews of Ryan, Alysha, Cody, Taylor, Jimmy, Justin, Alanna, Johnny, Ashtyn, Jake and Reece. Diva’s love, enthusiasm and generosity for her Italian heritage helped perpetuate scholarship and pride to new generations of young Italian-American’s. She will be fondly remembered by all fortunate to have known her. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (US Rt. 30, 3 Bllks. E. of Western Ave) Chicago Heights on Thursday Jan. 17th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 Pm. Funeral Friday 10:15 AM to San Rocco Oratory, 315 E. 22nd Street Chicago Heights. Mass 11:00 AM. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. 708 481-9230.
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