Obituaries

Evangelina "Eva" Lopez - 77

12/29/1940 - 12/6/2018
Chicago Heights Evangelina “Eva” Lopez nee Casarez age 77. Longtime Chicago Heights resident formerly of Laredo, Texas. Wife for 54 years of Abel Lopez. Mother of Sonia (Telesforo) Perez, Corina (Rodolfo...

Theodore B. - 88

12/9/1929 - 12/1/2018
Chicago Heights resident Theodore B. “Ted” Jostes, Jr Age 88. Chicago Heights resident formerly of Riverdale and Chicago’s Roseland Neighborhood. U.S. Army Veteran Korean War. Graduate of Pullman Tech Class of 1947...

Michael D. Cristelli - 57

9/15/1961 - 12/1/2018
Chicago Heights Michael D. Cristelli Age 57. Longtime Chicago Heights resident. Graduate of Bloom High School. U.S. Air Force Veteran. Retired after 20 years of service as a Sergeant of the Chicago Heights Police...

Barbara L. Sebastian - 56

7/1/1962 - 11/27/2018
St. John, IN. Barbara L. Sebastian nee Mowrey. Age 56. St John, Indiana resident formerly of Chicago Heights. Passed away suddenly November 27th. Bloom High School Graduate Class of 1980. Wife of 27 years to...

Wendell J. Leith - 83

7/6/1935 - 11/27/2018
Park Forest Wendell J. Leith. Age 83. Longtime Park Forest resident. United States Army Veteran. Retired after 50 years of service as a Railroad Engineer for the Illinois Central Railroad. Beloved husband of...

Ann Marie Callahan - 87

7/11/1931 - 11/27/2018
Mokena Ann Marie Callahan nee Faron. Age 87. Mokena resident formerly of Tinley Park, Richton Park and Chicago’s West Pullman Neighborhood. Graduate of Fenger High School Class of 1950. Worked as a...

Barbara I. Grivetti - 87

7/12/1931 - 11/26/2018
Beecher, IL. Barbara I. Grivetti nee Hegedus age 87. Beecher resident formerly of Chicago Heights. Wife of the late Barney Grivetti, Sr. Mother of Valentino (Lynette), Cynthia (Larry) Jean, Valentina (late...

Peggy A. Schultz - 71

12/13/1946 - 11/26/2018
Chicago Heights Peggy A. Schultz nee Rissley. Age 71. Longtime Chicago Heights resident. Wife of 51 years to Robert E. Schultz. Mother of Beth (Mario) Jobbe, Amy (Douglas) Darling and Daniel Schultz. Grandmother...

Bernard Glasgow - 72

12/9/1945 - 11/24/2018
Scherervile resident formerly of Dolton and Roseland Bernard P. “Bernie” Glasgow. Age 72. Schererville, Indiana resident formerly of Dolton and Chicago’s Roseland Neighborhood. U.S. Army Veteran. Graduate of Mendel Catholic High School Class of...

David A. Ranieri - 76

4/4/1942 - 11/20/2018
Chicago Heights recently of Mokena David A. Ranieri age 76. Longtime Chicago Heights resident, recently of Mokena. Dave retired after a successful career in manufacturing management, having worked many years at Allied Tube &...

Theodore "Ted" Gregori - 68

1/21/1950 - 11/19/2018
Chicago Heights and Dyer, IN Theodore J. “Ted” Gregori age 68. Born and raised in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. Longtime Chicago Heights resident, recently of Dyer, IN. Retired banker at Heritage Bank, Blue Island...

Theresa M. Eppel - 87

8/7/1931 - 11/19/2018
Chicago Heights Theresa M. Eppel nee Olivetti, age 87. Longtime Chicago Heights resident and Member of St Kieran Church. Passed away peacefully Monday November 19th. Graduate of St. Pat’s High School, Kankakee,...

Thomas Planera - 83

2/11/1935 - 11/18/2018
longtime Chicago Heights Thomas “Tom” Planera. Age 83. Longtime Chicago Heights resident. Immigrated from Amaseno, Provincia di Frosinone, Italy in 1954. Proprietor of Planera Painting. Longtime Member of the Chicago...

Karan L. Panozzo - 76

6/20/1942 - 11/17/2018
Crown Point, IN. Karan L. Panozzo nee Hammergren. Age 76. 25 year Crown Point resident formerly of Chicago Heights and Chicago. Attended CVS High School. Manager for 15 years at Kline’s Department Store. Wife of...

John Luke Gelsosomo - 97

4/30/1921 - 11/16/2018
Flossmoor John Luke Gelsosomo age 97. Flossmoor resident formerly of Matteson and Chicago’s Roseland Neighborhood. United States Army Air Corp World War II Veteran. Proprietor of John and Sons Inc...

Dean L. Norton - 63

10/11/1955 - 11/15/2018
Manteno Dean L. Norton age 63. Manteno resident, born and raised in Harvey. Attended Thornton High School. Father of Joshua and the late baby Jamie Norton. Son of the late Flossie nee Sparger and...

Julia Lee "Tiny" Scrementi - 84

12/26/1933 - 11/13/2018
Steger Julia Lee “Tiny” Scrementi nee Angellotti age 84, passed away peacefully on November 13th. Longtime Steger resident, formerly of Chicago Heights. Wife for 66 years of the late Sam Scrementi....

Mildred "Alice" Zerante - 87

2/27/1931 - 11/11/2018
Schererville, IN Mildred “Alice” Zerante nee Pfeifer age 87. Longtime Dolton and South Holland resident, recently of Schererville, passed away peacefully Sunday morning at her home. Loving wife of the late...

Adrian L. Melillo - 79

8/31/1939 - 11/6/2018
lifelong Chicago Heights Adrian Louis Melillo (“Papa”) passed away in his home following an extended illness. A lifelong resident of Chicago Heights, Adrian is survived by son Christopher (Jodi) Melillo, daughter...

Francis W. Barker - 87

10/20/1931 - 10/29/2018
Chicago Heights Francis W. Barker age 87. Longtime Chicago Heights resident. Graduate of Hirsch High School. U.S. Marine Veteran/Korean War. Husband for 36 years of the late Jacquelyn nee Clark. Father of...

Mickey J. TenHoven - 85

11/24/1932 - 10/27/2018
Chicago Heights Mickey J. TenHoven nee Mitidiero, age 85. Chicago Heights resident formerly of Chicago’s Kensington-Roseland neighborhood (St. Anthony Parish). Wife of 53 years to the late Gerrit TenHoven....

Irene G. Hohl - 94

2/16/1924 - 10/26/2018 Irene G. Hohl nee Guastalli, age 94, passed away peacefully on Oct. 26th in Roswell, GA. A former resident of Roseland, Oak Forest, IL. and Sun City, AZ, she was born and raised in Chicago’s...

Jeanne M. Fitzgerald - 71

3/20/1947 - 10/24/2018
Chicago Heights Jeanne M. Fitzgerald nee Willey. Age 71. Longtime Chicago Heights resident formerly of Riverdale and Chicago’s Burnside Neighborhood. Graduate of Mother of Sorrows Class of 1965. Worked 28 years...

David M. Zerante - 64

5/31/1954 - 10/22/2018
lifelong Chicago Heights David M. Zerante, age 64. Proud lifelong resident of Chicago Heights and St. Agnes Parish. Husband of 40 years to Karen nee Schnorenberg. Father of Benjamin (Matthew Esler), Andrew (Renee Keane),...

Raymond A. Hartman - 54

1/21/1964 - 10/19/2018
Chicago Heights, Illinois Raymond A. Hartman, age 54. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. 1982 graduate of Bloom Twp. High School. Served the City of Chicago Heights and Village of South Chicago Heights Building...

Francesco Nirchi - 81

4/15/1937 - 10/19/2018
Frankfort formerly of Chicago Heights Francesco Nirchi, age 81. Frankfort resident. Born in Pofi, Province of Frosinone, Lazio, Italy. Immigrated from Italy in 1971 to Chicago Heights, Illinois. Italian Military Veteran. . Retired from...

Anthony - 72

10/15/1946 - 10/18/2018
St. John, IN. Anthony “Tony” Praxmarer, age 72. St. John, IN. resident, formerly of Crete, born and raised in South Chicago Heights/St. Liborius Parish. Retired after over 30 years of service as a Production...

Helen A. Gereg - 96

7/5/1922 - 10/14/2018
Chicago Heights Helen A. Gereg nee Marias age 96. Born July 5, 1922 in Lednicke Rovne, Czechoslovakia, passed away peacefully at her home in Chicago Heights on Sunday October 14th with her family by her side....

Venetta M. Young - 89

4/11/1929 - 10/14/2018
Crete Venetta M. Young nee Burkhead, age 89. Crete resident formerly of Dowagiac, MI Park Forest and Baltimore, MD. Passed away peacefully Sunday October 14, 2018. Wife of 58 years to the late Herbert R....

Aldona J. Petrarca - 88

3/6/1930 - 10/9/2018
Chicago Heights Aldona J. Petrarca nee Mitchell. Age 88. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Wife of the late Arthur Petrarca. Mother of Pamela (Dennis) McSherry, Gay Lynn (Thomas) Essig, Arthur Petrarca, and...

Mary Anne Marinello - 87

11/22/1930 - 10/9/2018
Olympia Fields Mary Anne Marinello. Age 87. Olympia Fields resident formerly of Country Club Hills and Chicago’s Roseland Neighborhood. Daughter of the late Marian nee Starcevich and John Marinello. Sister of...

Jacqueline Mae Valente - 77

10/18/1940 - 10/9/2018
Mokena Jacqueline Mae Valente, age 77. Mokena resident, formerly of Frankfort. Alumnus of St. Francis Academy. Member of Frankfort Women’s Club and St. Anthony Parish. She earned her CNA later in life...

Deborah Spelbring - 64

12/11/1953 - 10/4/2018 Deborah Spelbring, age 64. Longtime Park Forest resident. Graduate of Rich Central High School Class of 1972. Graduate with a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University Class of...

Eleanor Ranieri - 91

8/10/1927 - 10/2/2018 Eleanor Ranieri nee Pelliccioni, at the age of 91, passed away peacefully at her home in Las Vegas, NV on October 2nd. Longtime Palm Harbor, FL resident, formerly of Olympia Fields, IL and...

Maria V. Villarreal - 85

3/10/1933 - 10/1/2018
Chicago Heights Maria V. Villarreal nee Lopez age 85. Longtime Chicago Heights resident. Wife for 66 years of the late Domingo Villarreal. Mother of Dora Fuentes, Francisco (Tammy), Alicia, Domingo (Sylvia)...

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