Obituaries

Betty Mandarino - 82

3/28/1936 - 2/14/2019
Crete resident

 Betty J. Mandarino. Age 82. Crete resident formerly of Steger and Chicago’s South Side....

Dixie Ragsdale Jr. - 75

7/4/1943 - 2/8/2019
Oswego, IL. Dixie Ragsdale Jr. Age 75. Recently of Oswego formerly of Lisle and Chicago. US Army Veteran. Graduate of Elmhurst College and Aurora University. Retired after 25 years service in information...

Richard W. Beechin - 59

3/29/1959 - 2/5/2019
Chicago Heights, Illinois

Richard W. Beechin age 59, passed away peacefully on Tuesday February 5th with his beloved family by his side.  Longtime Chicago Heights resident, native of Tewksbury, MA. ...

Thomas P. Durkin - 67

5/13/1947 - 2/4/2019
Chicago Heights, Illinois Thomas P. Durkin age 67. Longtime Chicago Heights resident. Marian Catholic High School graduate. Retired City of Frankfort Water Department employee. Son of the late Mary Ellen Enright and...

Stanley W. Brach - 94

3/7/1924 - 2/4/2019
Tinley Park

Stanley W. Brach age 94.  Longtime Tinley Park resident formerly of Chicago’s Roseland area/St. Salomea Parish.  U.S. Army Veteran, Staff Sgt/WWII.  Purple Heart and Silver Star...

Mark Thomas Nagel - 57

10/10/1961 - 2/4/2019
Chicago, IL. Mark Thomas Nagel, age 57, passed away unexpectedly on Monday Feb. 4th. Born and raised in Dolton, Mark was a graduate of Thornridge H.S. As the publisher of Grab Magazine, which he co-launched...

Frank J. Saxinger Jr. - 72

3/22/1946 - 2/3/2019
Matteson Frank J. Saxinger Jr. age 72. Chicago resident formerly of Park Forest and Riverside. Army veteran, served in Korean War. Federal inspector for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. Husband to...

Virginia A. Bonfitto - 81

11/3/1937 - 2/2/2019
Lemont

Virginia A. Bonfitto nee Knipper age 81.  Lemont resident, formerly of Orland Park and Flossmoor.  Wife for 45 years of the late Joseph M. Bonfitto.  Mother of Jim (Tammy), Sue...

William Earl Costello - 80

7/31/1938 - 1/30/2019
Dolton

William Earl Costello age 80.  Longtime Dolton resident born and raised in South Chicago/St. Laurence Parish. Graduate of CVS High School.  Retired after over 40 years as a Warehouse...

Dr. David Gasbarro, DPM - 79

11/3/1939 - 1/24/2019
Mokena, IL. Dr. David Gasbarro, DPM, age 79. Mokena resident formerly of Olympia Fields. Born and raised in Chicago Heights. Bloom H.S. graduate. U.S. Army Veteran. A Podiatrst, Dave served the Chicago...

Juvencio J. Rangel - 53

5/9/1965 - 1/24/2019
Chicago Heights Juvencio J. Rangel age 53. Longtime Chicago Heights resident immigrated from Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico in 1983. Former proprietor of Pete’s Lawn Care. Wife of 21 years to Angelica nee Miramontes....

Janina Yarka - 73

4/22/1945 - 1/24/2019
Riverdale and Calumet Park

Janina Yarka nee Szostak. Age 73. Longtime Riverdale, Calumet Park resident formerly of Chicago’s Historic Pullman Neighborhood. Attended Pullman School, Fenger High School and Chicago...

Gene R. Farina - 88

3/6/1930 - 1/21/2019
Midlothian

Gene R. Farina age 88.  Longtime Chicago Heights, Flossmoor and Midlothian resident.  Graduate of Bloom...

Elizabeth L. Fagan - 94

11/16/1924 - 1/17/2019
New Lenox, IL.

Elizabeth Louise Bashe Fagan, 94,...

Marie Lendi - 94

11/3/1924 - 1/17/2019
Lynwood, IL. Marie Lendi nee Roncaglione age 94. Lynwood resident formerly of Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. Fenger High School graduate. Wife of 73 years to James P. Lendi. Mother of Diane (James)...

Donald F. Strait - 72

9/28/1946 - 1/17/2019
Carterville, GA Donald F. Strait. Age 72. Passed away January 17, 2019. Cartersville Georgia resident formerly of Hazel Crest. Graduate of Thornton High School Class of 1964. Worked 18 years as a Machinist at...

Ruth M Hall - 93

4/5/1925 - 1/15/2019
Chicago Heights, Illinois

 Ruth M. Hall nee Young. Age 93. Passed away...

Marion P. Janiga - 96

11/26/1922 - 1/13/2019
Mokena, IL. Marion P. Janiga nee Janiszewski. age 96. Longtime Chicago’s Bridgeport/St Mary of Perpetual Help Parish neighborhood resident, currently of Victorian Village Homer Glen residence. Retired Senior...

Billie Louise Gromala - 78

3/21/1940 - 1/13/2019
South Chicago Heights

Billie Louise Gromala nee Robey age 78.

Nicholas Paul Cutean - 88

12/6/1930 - 1/7/2019
Chicago Heights, Illinois

Nicholas Paul Cutean, December 6, 1930 - January 7, 2018 was a devoted husband and loving father with...

Maria & Simon Mata - 90

8/22/1928 - 1/5/2019
Chicago Heights Maria and Simon Mata Sr. passed away peacefully at the Prairie Manor Nursing Home, on their 68th Wedding Anniversary. The Mata’s were longtime Chicago Heights residents. Maria (nee Flores), age...

Nazarine "Naz" Quido Foglia - 85

6/23/1933 - 1/3/2019
Frankfort Nazarine “Naz” Quido Foglia age 85. Frankfort resident formerly of Manhattan, Richton Park and Chicago Heights. U.S. Navy Veteran. Retired Store Manager of Garofalo’s Finer Foods in...

Elizabeth DiGiovanni - 75

1/23/1943 - 1/2/2019
South Chicago Heights Elizabeth DiGiovanni nee Vesci age 75. Longtime South Chicago Heights resident. Bloom High School graduate. Wife for 50 years of the late Domenico DiGiovanni. Mother of Marco DiGiovanni....

Michael J. Elson Sr. - 77

11/7/1941 - 1/2/2019
Lifelong Chicago Heights

Michael J. Elson Sr. age 77. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Bloom High School graduate and U.S. Air Force Veteran. Retired after 40 years of service as a Supervisor for Ford Motor Co....

Henrietta M. Simmons - 99

9/20/1919 - 1/2/2019
Olympia Fields

 Henrietta M. Simmons age 99.

Florence Manestar - 90

2/20/1928 - 1/1/2019
Tinley Park Florence Manestar nee Camadeca age 90. Longtime Tinley Park resident formerly of Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. Wife for 66 years of John J. Manestar. Mother of Cheryl (David) Stuart and...

Joseph J. Vinezeano, Sr. - 94

11/10/1924 - 12/26/2018
Park Forest, Il & Highland, IN. Joseph J. Vinezeano Sr, age 94. Longtime Park Forest resident, recentlyof Highland, IN. Born and raised in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood, Joe was an Army Veteran of WWII, and had over 25 years...

Francis T. Burns Jr - 93

4/4/1925 - 12/25/2018
Park Forest Francis T. “Frank” Burns Jr. age 93, passed away peacefully on Christmas morning at Journey Care Hospice, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.; Longtime Park Forest resident, born and...

Pamela J. Newton - 61

2/13/1957 - 12/24/2018
Mokena Pamela J. Newton age 61. Longtime Mokena resident formerly of Chicago Heights. Marian Catholic High School Class of 1975 and graduate of University of Illinois. Trust Officer for Northern Trust...

Donald Chatlos - 74

8/6/1944 - 12/20/2018
Lynwood, IL. Donald J. Chatlos age 74, Lynwood resident formerly of Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. Graduate of St Anthony Grammar School and Attended Fenger High School. Father of Donald Chatlos, Kelly...

Cecilia R. Melei - 82

6/9/1936 - 12/20/2018
Chicago Heights, Illinois Cecilia Melei (nee Porto), beloved wife of the late Dominick. Loving mother of Anthony (Patty), Mary (Frank) Morsovillo; grandmother of Kathleen and Michael Melei, Klaudia and Maja Morsovillo. Dear...

Luciana Ortiz - 40

6/16/1978 - 12/12/2018
Otsego, MI formerly of Belton, TX

 Luciana Ortiz, age 40. Resident of Otsego, Michigan formerly of Belton, Texas. Passed away...

Michael T. Kelly - 67

2/26/1951 - 12/10/2018
Chicago Heights Michael T. Kelly. Age 67. Longtime Chicago Heights resident. Graduate of St Rita High School Class of 1968. Retired Operating Engineer after over 30 years of service at Chicago State University....

Mary A. Cavallo - 96

2/27/1922 - 12/10/2018
Homewood Mary A. Cavallo nee Bergera. Age 96. Born in Valperga, Province of Piedmont, Italy immigrated to United States with her family at age of 6 months. Longtime Homewood resident, formerly of...

Joseph A. Mantoan Jr. - 49

9/5/1969 - 12/10/2018
Dyer, IN Joseph A. Mantoan, Jr. Age 49. Dyer, Indiana resident born and raised in Chicago Heights, Illinois. Graduate of Marian Catholic High School Class of 1987. 17 year employee of Ford Motor Company,...

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