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.
Don P. Hayn Jr. - 903/22/1922 - 1/13/2013
Don P. Hayn Jr. age 90. Longtime Park Forest resident formerly of Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood. Retired after 39 years as a Retail Advertising Salesman for the Chicago Tribune. Multiple recipient of the Tribune’s Campbell Award for sales excellence. U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII. Husband of the late Jeanne K. Hayn nee Kelly. Father of Don III, Scott (Merle), Thomas (Arlene), Terry and Greg (Esther Martinez) Hayn. Grandfather of Don IV, Kelly, Sarah, Patrick and Elizabeth Hayn. Brother of Marjorie (late Louis) Corrington, George W. “Bill” (RuthAnn) Hayn and the late Helen (late Charles) Usborne. Beloved uncle of many nieces and nephews. Don’s passion for University of Illinois Football and fishing were surpassed only by the love for his family. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Wednesday January 16th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Body will lie in state on Thursday morning from 10:00 AM until time of funeral service, 11:00 AM at Hickory Creek Community Church, 10660 W. Lincoln Hwy., Frankfort. Private inurnment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Special Olympics or Honor Flight-Chicago would be appreciated by his family. For further information please call 708-481-9230.
Maria Giovanna Joan Cioe - 778/3/1935 - 1/13/2013
Chicago Heights, born and raised in Monteprandone, Pr. Ascoli-Piceno, Italy
Maria Giovanna “Joan” Cioe nee Gasparetti, age 77. Longtime Chicago Heights resident, born and raised in Monteprandone, Province of Ascoli-Piceno, Italy. Wife for 52 years of Aristide “Arthur” Cioe. Mother of Mary Esrer (Luciano) Panici, Roberta (Joseph Sr.) Buoscio and Arthur Jr. (Traci) Cioe. Devoted “Nonna” of Luciano (Christine), and Joanna Panici, Joseph Jr, Alexander and Mark Buoscio, Aristide III “AJ” and Giovanni Rocco “Gio” Cioe. Sister of Maria Chiara Cioe, Lucio and the late Luigi Gasparetti. Beloved “Zia Joan” 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 Thursday Jan. 17th from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Funeral Friday 9:15 AM to St. Agnes Church, Chicago Heights. Mass 10:00 AM. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. 708 481-9230.
Jerry Gagliano, Sr. - 933/4/1919 - 1/11/2013
Jerry Gagliano Sr. age 93. Native of Bagheria, Province of Palermo, Italy. Calumet City resident formerly of Roseland. Worked for 39 years at Interlake/Acme Steel Company as a Crane Operator. Husband for 61 years of Eleanor nee Nardoni. Father of Mary Ann (Thomas) Krask and Jerry Gagliano Jr. Grandfather of Christina (Christopher) Weis and Steven (Janine) Krask. Brother of the late Joseph (late Pauline), Ignatius (Anna), Jack (late Antonette) and Joann Gagliano. Dear uncle and friend to 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 January 14th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Tuesday 9:30 AM to St. Victor Church, 553 Hirsch Ave., Calumet City. Mass 10:30 AM. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth. 708-481-9230.
Ida Y. Garcia - 485/4/1964 - 1/9/2013
Lifelong Chicago Heights resident
Ida Y. Garcia, age 48. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Bloom High School graduate. Mother of Veronica Ventura and Sergio “Eric” Garcia. Daughter of the late Adelfa nee Villarreal and Matias Garcia. Sister of Delia (Eleazar) Gutierrez, Martin (Maggie) Garcia and Ruben (Sheila) Garcia. 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 Sunday January 13th from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral services Monday 11:30 AM. Burial Skyline Memorial Gardens, Monee. 708-481-9230.
Gerald J. Cirullo - 745/4/1938 - 1/8/2013
Gerald J. Cirullo age 74. Chicago Heights resident, born and raised in Blue Island. U.S. Air Force Veteran/Vietnam. Longtime Loan Officer and Banker in the south suburbs. Father of Tori (Anthony) Mascolino, and Anthony Cirullo. Grandfather of Dominic and Nicholas Mascolino. Former husband of Patricia nee Pecora. Son of the late Rose nee Labriola and Daniel Cirullo. Brother of Antoinette Ciccarella, Wilma, Patrick, William and the late Michael “Mickey” and John Cirullo. 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 Sunday January 13th from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Funeral Monday 9:15 AM to St. Kieran Church, 195th & Halsted St., Chicago Heights. Mass 10:00 AM. Burial Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood. 708-481-9230.
Rose M. Arvia - 9410/27/1918 - 1/7/2013
Richton Park resident formerly of Roseland
Rose M. Arvia nee Urbani, age 94. Longtime Richton Park resident formerly of Chicago’s Roseland area. Graduate of Thornton Twp. High School. Wife for 61 years of the late Anthony “Tony” Arvia. Mother of Patricia (Ronald) Marks, Frances (John) Ruhl, Susan (Neil Strickett) Zabinski and Kathleen Arvia. Grandmother of Brian and Erin Marks, John and Amy Ruhl, and Sasha and Jana Zabinski. Great grandmother of Lucius, Travis and Jacob. Sister of Rudy Urbani and the late Antoinette Smith, Katherine Albertino, Frank and Lawrence Urbani. Resting at Panozzo Bros Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th Street (US Rt. 30, 3 Blks E. of Western Ave) Chicago Heights on Thursday Jan. 10th from 3:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral Friday 9:15 AM to St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, matteson. Mass 10:00 AM. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth. 708 481-9230.
Donald P. Wernicke - 861/22/1926 - 1/7/2013
Olympia Fields formerly of Dolton
Donald P. Wernicke age 86. Born and raised in Dolton, where he resided for 75 years prior to moving to The Park in Olympia Fields in 2002. United States Navy Veteran of WWII. An Accountant for Standard Oil of Indiana (Amoco) Don retired in 1984 after 25 years of service. He was a lifelong member of the Immanuel Bethel United Church of Christ in Dolton. A tenor vocalist, Don was known to share his talents at weddings, parties and funerals throughout his life. Son of the late Irene nee Boesenberg and John C. Wernicke. Brother of the late John E. (late Bernice), Rene D. (Elizabeth) and Muriel G. Wernicke. Uncle of John J. Wernicke, Patricia Gnaster, Greg Wernicke, Sheryl Reiner and Michelle Lovern. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights Saturday January 12th from 10:00 AM until time of funeral services at 12:00 Noon. Private burial Oakland Memory Lane, Dolton. 708-481-9230.
Isadore "Ace" Ibarra - 884/4/1924 - 1/6/2013
Richton Park formerly of Roseland
Isadore “Ace” Ibarra, age 88. Longtime Richton Park resident formerly of Roseland/St. Anthony Parish. Retired from Wisconsin Steel where he had worked for over 30 years as a Pipefitter. WWII Veteran U.S. Army Air Corps/390th Bomb Group. Member and former Grand Knight/Nina Counsel Knights of Columbus. Husband for 71 years of the late Josephine nee Gonzales. Father of Virginia (late Stanley) Sobczak, I. Michael Ibarra, Robert (Patricia) Ibarra, Audrey (Edward) Tucker and Frank (Georgeen) Ibarra. Grandfather of Frank, Michael, Christopher, Rick, Durrell, Vincent, Becky, Rachel, Tim, Scott, Stacy, Michelle, Rita, Jen, Monica and Alana. Great grandfather of 36. Great great grandfather of 2. Preceded in death by ten brothers and sisters. 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 Thursday January 10th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Friday 10:15 AM to St. Mary Church, 227 Monee Rd., Park Forest. Mass 11:00 AM. Burial private. 708-481-9230.
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