Raymond Spanier - 639/9/1953 - 6/26/2017
Chicago (Pullman) Raymond A. Spanier Jr. PT, age 63 passed away suddenly June 26th. Lifelong resident of Chicago’s Historic Pullman neighborhood. Graduate of Fenger H.S. Ray received his Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Illinois-Chicago and served for over 20 years as a Physical Therapist throughout Chicago’s southside. A boater, he was a former Commodore and longtime member of the Calumet Yacht Club. Husband of Jinny nee Nowak. Son of Angela nee Bianchin and the late Raymond A. Spanier Sr. Brother of Brenda (Hafiz) Khan and Michael Spanier. Brother in law of Joey (Joy) Nowak and the late Rosemarie Nowak. Beloved “Uncle Ray” to his 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 Friday June 30th from 3:00 PM until time of a funeral service at 8:00 PM. Burial private. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ray’s name to The Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind, 1850 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60608 or chicagolighthouse.networkforgood.com. For further service information contact 708-481-9230 or panozzobros.com
Lois Michalesko - 8412/13/1932 - 6/24/2017
Beecher Lois Michalesko nee Liedtke, age 84, of Beecher, IL., passed away after a lengthy illness, June 24, 2017, at the William J. Riley Hospice House in Munster, IN. Born in Chicago, to the late Katherine nee Napoli and Frank Liedtke, Lois was raised in the Pullman Community, attended Pullman School and Pullman Tech High School. She raised her family in the Roseland community of Chicago and moved to Glenwood in 1974, to Crete in 1980 and to Beecher in 1987. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Nicholas Michalesko of Beecher, IL., daughters Barbara Flaglore (James) Milligan of Decatur, AL. and Maureen Flaglore (John) Jones of Munster, IN., grandchildren Mandi Milligan (DeLana Finney) of Decatur, GA., James R. (Melanie) Milligan of Decatur, AL., Lauren Jones (Patrick) Madden of Hawthorn Woods, IL., and Matthew (Kathleen) Jones of Chicago, IL., and great-grandchildren Jacob Maynard and Adison Milligan of Decatur, AL., and Ryan Madden of Hawthorn Woods, IL. Preceding her in death were her parents, her dear brother Herman Liedtke and her Aunts Carmella and Isabel Napoli, who held a special place in her heart. She was active for many years in the Crete Women’s Club and in St. Boniface Parish in Monee, IL., where she held several leadership roles, including Vice President of the CCW and Chairperson of the CCW Fashion Show. She was also a member of St. Boniface Fall-Fest Committee and served as a Eucharistic Minister. She was chosen by her peers as the 1996 Woman of the Year for the Joliet Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. More recently, she and her husband attended St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Peotone, IL. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (US Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave) Chicago Heights on Saturday morning July 1st, from 9:00 AM until time of funeral services at 11:00 AM. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Steger. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the William J. Riley House/Hospice of the Calumet Area would be appreciated by the family. For further service information contact (708) 481-9230 of panozzobros.com
Charles Varner - 927/11/1924 - 6/22/2017
Park Forest Charles Varner, age 92. Park Forest resident formerly of Dolton and Chicago’s Lawndale Park neighborhood. U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII. Retired after over 50 years of service as a Printing Press Operator for Printing Arts Inc. Husband of the late Evelyn nee Cervenka. Father of Charles Varner, Barbara Varner IL. State Police, Retired, Vickie (Alan) Bintz, Mark (Luann) Varner and Valerie Varner-Bona. “Papa Chuck” to his grandchildren Andrea Johnson, Christopher and Charles Bintz, Nicole Coffman, Melanie Varner, Evelyn Piszczor PFPD, Joseph Bona, and Samantha Beach BPD. Great grandfather of Graham, Julianna, Trent, Evan, Violette, Ava, Anthony and Matthew. Brother of the late Winifred, Wallace, Robert and Stanley Varner. Uncle and dear friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St., (US Rte 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.) Chicago Heights on Sunday June 25th from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Funeral services Monday 10:00 AM. Burial at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery, Oakbrook Terrace. (708) 481-9230 or panozzobros.com
Grace Badali - 8612/7/1930 - 6/17/2017
Crete and Chicago's Roseland neighborhood Grace E. Badali nee Trivelli, age 86, Longtime Crete resident formerly of Chicago’s Roseland Neighborhood. Graduate of the St Louis Academy Class of 1949. Wife for 67 years of the late David Carl Badali. Mother of Sharon (William) Van Rite, David (late Vivian) Badali, Pamela (Jerry) Lambert, Kimberly (late Gary) Gura and the late Kenneth (Linda) Badali. Grandmother of Tamara, Jeffrey, Troy, Andrew, Brittany, Kristin, Kenneth, Elizabeth, Amy and Joseph. Great Grandmother of 21. Daughter of the late Rina nee Baldassari and Joseph Trivelli. Sister of Maxine (late Dr. Gerald) Byrne Jr. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th St (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Sunday July 2nd from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Funeral Monday 9:15 AM from funeral home to St Liborius Church, 35th St and Halsted Blvd, Steger. Mass 10:00. Entombment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. For further service information 708-481-9230 or panozzobros.com.
Joseph J. Bonfitto - 558/29/1961 - 6/15/2017
Lemont, Illinois Joseph J. Bonfitto , age 55. Lemont resident formerly of Flossmoor, and Chicago's Roseland Neighborhood. Graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School Class of 1979. Partner in Lawrence Bonfitto Trading Co. and a 22 year US Treasury Bond Trader at the Board of Trade. Father of Anthony (Jordan), Nicholas, Mila and Kai Bonfitto. Grandfather of Natalie and Josephine Bonfitto. Son of Virginia nee Knipper and the late Joseph Bonfitto. Brother of James (Tammy), John (Kara), Gerald (Jennifer), Sharon Bonfitto, Susan (James) Rossi, Jean (Michael) Kinney. A celebration of life will be held at Monte Bello Estate, 16501 135th Street, Lemont on Tuesday June 20, 2017 from 2:00 pm until 6:00 PM. A Prayer Service will be held at 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Joe's name to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the Bonfitto family. For further service information contact Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, Chicago Heights 708-481-9230 and panozzobros.com
Arline Marie Nelson - 765/21/1941 - 6/14/2017
Lockport Arline Marie Nelson nee Magnabosco age 76. Beloved wife for 42 years of the late Donald Nelson. Adored mother of Andrea Maria Stoettner. Dearest Nonni to Brockton Donn, Annalina Andrea and Preston Richard. Daughter of the late Catherine nee Riccardo and Enrico Magnabosco. Sister of Peter (late Nancy) and the late Thomas (late Karen) Magnabosco. Sister-in-law of Doris Magnabosco. Cherished cousin to Mary Ellen Craig. Aunt of Brian and Kevin Magnabosco, Lisa (Jon) Olsen and Maria (Dennis) Surufka and many great nieces and nephews. Her grandchildren, nieces, nephews and their families, many cousins and dear friends were always close to her heart. Member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, ASA Eucharistic Minister. Volunteered at St. Mary and St. Damian Catholic Schools. St. Anthony of Padua – Chicago Choir Soloist and Northern Gas Company Choir. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Sunday June 18th from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Family and friends will meet Monday morning at St. Mary Church, 19515 – 115th Ave., Mokena for a 10:00 AM Funeral Mass. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Arline’s name to St. Mary Church, Mokena, would be appreciated by her family. For further service information contact 708-481-9230 or panozzobros.com.
Elisa Bravo - 6512/30/1951 - 6/12/2017
Chicago Heights Elisa Bravo age 65. Longtime Chicago Heights resident, born and raised in La Piedad, Michoacan, Mexico. Daughter of the late Dolores Zambrano and Francisco Bravo. Sister of Socorro, Antonio, Gabriel, Aniceto, Anna Maria and Esperanza Bravo. Aunt to 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 Wednesday June 14th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Thursday 9:15 AM to St. Paul Catholic Church, 206 E. 25th St., Chicago Heights. Mass 10:00 AM. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. 708-481-9230 or panozzobros.com
Dwight Snow - 839/8/1933 - 6/12/2017
Olympia Fields Dwight L. Snow, age 83, died on Monday, June 12, 2017 at home in Olympia Fields, IL. He was born in Pontiac, Illinois to Helen nee Marker and Dwight Snow. Dwight was a competitive track and field athlete beginning at Pontiac High School and continuing until the age of 73 with medals in the Senior Olympics. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1953-1957. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1968 and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard School of Business in 1975. Dwight retired in 1998, ending his career as Vice President of Engineering. He was an avid traveler and visited all 7 continents. Dwight was preceded in death by his parents, his brother John, and sister Dorothy Burger. Dwight is survived by his wife Nancy nee Walter, daughter Ann and son Dwight W. He is also survived by his brother Bill, and sister Ima Winstead. He leaves behind four grandchildren; Jeff, Kaila, Owen and Colette. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home 530 W. 14th St. (US Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave) Chicago Heights on Sunday June 18th from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Lying in state Monday morning June 19th at Faith Lutheran Church, 18645 Dixie Hwy., Homewood from 10:00 AM until time of services at 11:00 AM. Committal with military honors Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the ELCA World Hunger Agency at elca.org/worldhunger. For further service information please contact (708) 481-9230 or panozzobros.net
Lena Zattera - 886/23/1928 - 6/12/2017 Lena Zattera nee Faccin, age 88. Longtime Palos Heights resident formerly of Chicago’s Kensington neighborhood. Wife of the late Valentino Zattera. Mother of Walter (Sophia), and Dennis (Ronda). Grandmother of Lauren Mika, Joshua, Kristin, Monica, Michael and Sam Zattera, Victoria and Michelle Mitchell. Sister of Giovanni Faccin, and the late Maria Faccin, Agnese Faccin and Cecilia Milani. Visitation Thursday from 3 until 8 p.m. Services Friday morning, 11:00 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights. Entombment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Worth. (708) 361-4235 or kerryfh.com
Victoria Jane Major - 809/25/1936 - 6/11/2017
Chicago Heights Victoria Jane Major nee Venditti, age 80. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Retired after over 35 years of service as an Engineer for Illinois Bell/AT&T. Bloom H.S. Class of 1955. Mother of Mary Jane Scholefield, Anthony, Michael (Francine), and the late Ralph Marchio Jr. Grandmother of Michelle (Lee) Mendoza, Derek, Sidney, Isabel, Michela and Thomas Marchio. Great grandmother of Nathan Mendoza. Daughter of the late Rose nee Scialdoni and Vincenzo Venditti. Sister of James (Eileen) Venditti. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (US Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave) Chicago Heights on Wednesday June 14th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral services Thursday morning 10:00 AM. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. (708) 481-9230 or panozzobros.com
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