Obituaries

Helen B. Rieken - 96

7/26/1921 - 7/17/2018
Glenwood Helen B. Rieken nee Pustelnik, age 96. Longtime Glenwood resident, born and raised in Chicago Heights. Devoted wife of the late Richard Rieken. Beloved mother of Donna (Mark) Lueder, Randall and...

Virginia Ann Stevens - 101

8/24/1916 - 7/16/2018
New Lenox, IL. Virginia Ann Stevens nee Patterson, age 101. New Lenox resident formerly of Mokena and Harvey. Graduate of Thornton Twp. HS. Wife of 59 years to the late Marland “Red” Stevens. Mother of Nancy...

Ylda R. Ramirez - 73

9/4/1944 - 7/12/2018
Chicago Heights Ylda R. Ramirez nee Rivera. Age 73. Longtime Chicago Heights resident formerly of Santa Rosa, Texas. Wife for 54 years of the late Ricardo Ramirez. Mother of Elizabeth (Peter) Avros, Rolando...

Walter C. Holtz Jr. - 92

8/22/1925 - 7/11/2018
Lifelong Chicago Heights Walter C. Holtz Jr. age 92. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident passed away peacefully on July 11th, with his beloved family at his side. Bloom H.S. graduate. U.S. Army Air Corps Veteran of WW II....

Anthony A. "Tony" Pellegrini - 80

10/9/1937 - 7/3/2018
Saint John, Hazel Crest and Roseland Anthony A. “Tony” Pellegrini age 80. Saint John, IN resident, formerly of Hazel Crest and Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. Mendel Catholic High School graduate. U.S. Marine Veteran....

Adeline E. Gatto - 85

9/23/1932 - 7/1/2018
Naperville Adeline E. Gatto nee Pettenon age 85, passed away peacefully Sunday July 1st at Greenfield’s of Geneva. Longtime Naperville resident, formerly of Chicago’s Historic Pullman neighborhood/St....

Stephanie A. Santucci - 26

3/12/1992 - 6/30/2018
Chicago Heights resident Stephanie A. Santucci Age 26. Chicago Heights resident. Graduate of Lincoln-Way East High School and Tulane University. Active volunteer for the Re-Member Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Legal clerk...

Mary Traverso - 88

11/13/1929 - 6/26/2018
New Lenox, South Holland and Pullman Mary Traverso, nee Caldana, age 88. Born November 13, 1929 Resident of New Lenox, formerly of South Holland and Chicago’s Historic Pullman Neighborhood. Born in Highland Park, was raised in the...

John "Geno" Spiller - 68

5/24/1950 - 6/21/2018
St. John, IN. John “Geno” Spiller. Age 68. Resident of St John, Indiana formerly of Crete, South Holland and Chicago’s Roseland Neighborhood. Graduate of Thornridge High School Class of 1968 and University...

Larry E. Corley - 77

11/9/1940 - 6/20/2018
Frankfort Larry E Corley, age 77. Passed away June 20, 2018. Frankfort resident formerly of Crete. Graduate of Rich East High School Class of 1959, Bradley University B.A. in Education and Roosevelt...

Jane E. Olivieri - 93

1/1/1925 - 6/14/2018
Glenwood Jane E. Olivieri nee Blakemore. Age 93. Longtime Glenwood and Chicago Heights resident. Graduate of Bloom High School Class of 1943. Proprietor of the Fashion Nook. Wife of the late Frank Olivieri....

Lorraine H. Kozlowski - 82

2/27/1936 - 6/13/2018
Steger Lorraine H. Kozlowski, age 82, died on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in her home, surrounded by her family. From her birth in Crete, Illinois on February 27, 1936 to her death on Wednesday she nourished...

Dorothy J. Opyt - 89

3/20/1929 - 6/13/2018
Sauk Village, IL. Dorothy J. Opyt nee Zywicki. Age 89. Longtime Sauk Village resident formerly of Steger and Chicago’s Roseland Neighborhood. Passed away peacefully June 12, 2018. Retired Server at the House of...

Thomas M. Hoffman - 59

2/11/1959 - 6/12/2018
Steger Thomas Michael Hoffman, age 59. Longtime Steger resident. Passed away June 12, 2018. Father of Tammi (Scott) Williams, Taylor (Brandon Brown) Gressel, Jessica (Richard) McManimen, Tyler (Jennifer)...

Bernice R. Huseman - 103

6/6/1915 - 6/11/2018
Steger Bernice R. Huseman nee Romerowicz, age 103. Longtime Steger resident born in Bessemer, Michigan. Former cook at St Liborius Church. Wife of the late Raymond Huseman. Mother of Barbara Paul and...

Audrey Zanco - 90

4/3/1928 - 6/11/2018
Chicago Heights Audrey Zanco nee Baker age 90. Wife of the late Joseph J. Allen and Vincent J. Zanco. Mother of Jay (Ken) Allen and Scott (Leah) Allen. Grandmother of Jessica. Daughter of the late Lauretta nee...

Judith A. Osborn-Smith - 75

2/5/1943 - 6/10/2018
Kankakee, IL Judith Ann Osborn-Smith nee Ehlert age 75. Recent Kankakee resident formerly of Sauk Village and Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. Wife of the late Donald Smith and Robert Osborn. Mother of...

Charlotte Sue Hair nee Bailey - 88

5/8/1930 - 6/7/2018
Schererville, Indiana resident Charlotte Sue Hair nee Bailey age 88, Schererville Indiana resident formerly of Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, Tennessee and Kentucky. Came to Chicago from Tennessee in 1945. Attended Hyde...

Alisa M. Cellini-Gosney - 49

1/5/1969 - 6/5/2018
Flossmoor Alisa Maria Gosney nee Cellini, age 49. Flossmoor resident formerly of Frankfort and Chicago Heights. Passed away peacefully at home June 5, 2018 after a battle with Huntington’s Disease....

Nicole Danielle De Leon - 25

11/25/1992 - 6/2/2018
South Chicago Heights Nicole Danielle De Leon, age 25, Recent South Chicago Heights resident formerly of Park Forest and Matteson. Passed away suddenly June 2, 2018. Graduate of Columbia Grammar School and attended...

Colleen E. Quinn - 69

8/13/1948 - 5/27/2018
Lansing Colleen E. Quinn age 69. Lansing and Park Forest resident formerly of Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. Mother of Jennifer (Joseph) Mirza, Michelle Quinn, Christopher Quinn, Mohammad (Emily...

Juan Villarreal - 71

10/29/1946 - 5/26/2018
Longtime South Chicago Heights resident Juan Villarreal, age 71. Longtime South Chicago Heights resident. Immigrated from El Control, Tamaulipas, Mexico in the 1970. Husband of 44 years to Petra nee Munoz. Father of Eduardo Villarreal,...

Charles W. Miller - 67

4/16/1951 - 5/24/2018
Beecher Charles W. Miller, age 67. Eleven-year Beecher resident formerly of Lansing. Shipping clerk for Leavitt Tube Co., with 50 years of service. Husband of for 48 years of Andrea nee Camadeca. Father of...

Frank Cubalchini - 51

11/15/1966 - 5/22/2018
Crown Point, IN. formerly of Crete Frank Cubalchini age 51. Longtime Crete resident, recently of Crown Point, IN. 1984 Crete-Monee H.S. graduate. Currently a partner in Indy Arms Co. in Indianapolis, IN, Frank had spent many years...

Angelina Izzo - 78

1/28/1940 - 5/15/2018
Chicago Heights Angelina Izzo nee Cifone, age 78. Longtime Chicago Heights resident. Immigrated to the United States in 1965 from Rochetta e Croce, Prov. de Caserta, Italy. Member of the Order Sons of Italy...

Thomas G. Stiso - 29

12/14/1988 - 5/14/2018
Glenwood Thomas G. Stiso age 29. Lifelong Glenwood resident. Homewood-Flossmoor High School Class of 2007. Loyal employee of Zarlengo’s Italian Ice and Gelato. Loving son of Jeni nee Schultz and Tom W....

Jeanette Tanis Herrick - 94

10/26/1923 - 5/12/2018
Chicago Heights Jeanette Tanis Herrick nee Neven age 94. Longtime Chicago Heights resident. Harper High School graduate. Key Punch Operator for the Milwaukee and Illinois Central Railroads, and the Ford Motor...

Carmella M. Rhodes - 87

8/18/1930 - 5/7/2018
Dyer, IN. Carmella M. Rhodes nee Landolina, age 87. Longtime Dyer resident formerly of Steger and Chicago Heights. Animal lover and wife of late Andrew Rhodes. Daughter of the late Mary nee Foushi and Cosmo...

Eugene "Gene" A. Malikowski - 84

10/25/1933 - 5/6/2018
Chicago's Historic Pullman Neighborhood Eugene A. Malikowski, 84,of Dubuque, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque. Formerly of Chicago’s Historic Pullman Neighborhood. Dearest friend of the late Helen Uhal...

Joseph A. Covelli - 91

12/20/1926 - 5/4/2018
Chicago Joseph A. Covelli, age 91. Former resident of Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. Native of Alessandria del Carretto, Prv. Cosenza, Italy. U.S. Navy Veteran. Retired from the Sherwin Williams Paint...

Jeannette Vacek - 86

8/1/1931 - 5/2/2018
Chicago Heights Jeannette Vacek nee Czulewicz age 86, longtime Chicago Height’s resident formerly of Chicago’s McKinley Park neighborhood. Founding member of St. Kieran Parish. Jeannette made a career out of...

Myrtle Dornhecker - 92

7/5/1925 - 4/29/2018
Crete Myrtle M. Dornhecker nee Buchaus, age 92, Longtime Crete resident formerly of Harvey and Chicago’s Roseland Neighborhood. Wife of the late Alfred Dornhecker. Mother of Nancy (Gerald) Duncan,...

Mary Prendergast nee DiGiovanni - 86

2/4/1932 - 4/28/2018
Chicago Heights Mary (DiGiovanni) Prendergast entered eternal life on April 28, 2018 peacefully at home with her family by her side. Mary was the matriarch and the last living member of her generation. Her...

Maria T. Cogo - 96

12/7/1921 - 4/20/2018
Lemont, IL. Maria Teresa Cogo nee Rigoni age 96. Longtime resident of Orland Park and Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood, passed away peacefully on April 20th at Franciscan Village in Lemont. Native of Asiago,...

Donna M. Vallone - 90

8/2/1927 - 4/16/2018
Lansing Donna M. Vallone nee Verkler, age 90. Lansing resident formerly of Sauk Village and Chicago’s West Pullman neighborhood/Seven Holy Founders Parish. Loretto High School graduate. Founder and...

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