Obituaries

Robert Allen Patterson - 93

5/9/1925 - 9/16/2018
New Lenox Robert Allen Patterson, age 93. Longtime Olympia Fields resident, born and raised in Chicago’s Morgan Park neighborhood. A noted Creative & Art Director in Chicago’s advertising circles, he...

Veronica "Ronnie" Cardoza - 53

11/13/1964 - 9/12/2018
Chicago Heights Veronica “Ronnie” Cardoza. Age 53. Longtime Chicago Heights resident. Graduate of Bloom High School Class of 1982. Retired from AT&T after 30 years of service as a Service Rep. Daughter of...

James A. "Jimmy" Di Santo - 92

1/15/1926 - 9/12/2018
Schererville, IN James A. “Jimmy” Di Santo, age 92. Passed away peacefully September 12, 2018. Schererville resident, formerly of Homewood, Riverdale and Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. Pullman Tech Graduate...

Fank M. Franze - 69

2/24/1949 - 9/10/2018
lifelong Chicago Heights Frank M. “Chico” Franze age 69. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Marian Catholic High School graduate. Retired Stationery Engineer for the nuclear power plant in Braidwood. Proud member...

Salomon Lujan - 71

6/28/1947 - 9/7/2018
Chicago Heights Salomon Lujan, age 71. Longtime Chicago Heights resident, born and raised in Xacatecas, Mexico. Proudly served for many years as a Shipping and Receiving Clerk at Funk-Linco Forging Co./Metal...

John C. Pigozzo - 78

8/6/1940 - 9/5/2018
South Chicaog Heights John C. Pigozzo age 78. Longtime South Chicago Heights resident. Proud member of Laborer’s Local 2 with over 44 years of service. Husband for 53 years of Hilda nee Falaschetti. Father of Gina...

Jose Sanchez - 37

9/1/1981 - 9/4/2018
Chicago Heights Jose A. Sanchez, age 37. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Bloom High School Graduate Class of 1999. Loving husband of Claudia nee Soto. Adored father of Angel and Daniel Sanchez. Son of Juana nee...

Robert J. Hasenkamp - 79

5/16/1939 - 9/3/2018
Tinley Park Robert J. Hasenkamp. Age 79. Longtime Tinley Park formerly of Chicago’s Belmont Cragin Neighborhood. Graduate of St Genevieve Grammar School and Weber Catholic High School. Retired Meat Cutter...

Ann Nicks nee Smutnak - 97

7/6/1921 - 9/1/2018
Glenwood and Joliet Ann Nicks nee Smutnak, age 97. Longtime Glenwood resident, born and raised in Joliet. Daughter of the late Veronica nee Surovak and Joseph Smutnak. Beloved mother of Don Jr. (Sara) Nicks, Dan...

Mary Ellen Sajdera - 90

2/13/1928 - 8/28/2018
Whiting, IN Mary Ellen Louise Sajdera nee Gaynor, age 90. Whiting resident, formerly of Hammond. Wife for 65 years of the late Joseph Richard Sajdera. Mother of Josephine Louise (Don) Sajdera, Richard Allen...

Benita Rodriguez - 83

1/12/1935 - 8/26/2018
Ford Heights Benita Rodriguez nee Ochoa. Age 83. Longtime Ford Heights resident. Immigrated from her birth town of Durango, Mexico to Texas at the age of 14. Retired from R.J. Van Drunen after 40 years service...

Antoinette "Toni" Stabile - 75

11/2/1942 - 8/24/2018
Glenwood Antoinette “Toni” Stabile, age 75, passed away peacefully on Friday surrounded by her beloved family. Glenwood resident, born and raised in Chicago Heights. Bloom H.S. graduate. Retired from...

Jean Paolino - 96

7/3/1922 - 8/18/2018
Frankfort Jean Paolino nee Calzavara age 96. Longtime Frankfort resident, formerly of Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. Wife of the late Angelo Paolino. Mother of Judith (Thomas) Kunst, Jim (Cindy)...

Carmella Maranto - 86

9/16/1931 - 8/16/2018
Frankfort, Homewood and Roseland Carmella A. Maranto nee Napoli, age 86. Frankfort resident, formerly of Homewood and Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. Retired administrative assistant with 44 years of service for the Illinois...

Arthur P. Grotto - 98

5/17/1920 - 8/16/2018
Chicago Heights Arthur P. Grotto age 98. Longtime resident of Chicago Heights and Chicago’s Roseland area, born in Rockford, IL to Marcello and Emide (nee Serafini) Grotto May 17, 1920. Retired as a Supervisor...

Lorraine I. Petrongelli - 89

8/23/1928 - 8/13/2018
Lifelong Chicago Heights Lorraine I. Petrongelli nee Wojcik, age 89. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Longtime San Rocco parishioner. Member of St. Kieran Women’s Club. Wife for 55 years of the late Joseph Frank...

James R. Monskie - 81

12/20/1936 - 8/11/2018
Chicago Heights, Illinois James R. Monskie Sr, age 81. Longtime Chicago Heights resident, born and raised in Youngstown, OH. U.S. Marine Veteran. Retired from Weber-Stephen Products (Weber Grills) after 32 years of service....

Gary David Pilota - 52

4/8/1966 - 8/11/2018
Munster, IN formerly of Chicago's Roseland area Gary David Pilota, age 52. Born and raised in Chicago Heights. Recently of Munster, formerly of Homewood. Proud trucking Owner Operator. Former Carpenter for the Chicago Housing Authority, and...

Ann Weishaar - 95

4/15/1923 - 8/10/2018
Chicago Heights Ann Weishaar nee Sceresse, age 95. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Bloom High School Graduate. Beloved wife of the late Raymond Weishaar. Devoted and loving mother of Gary Weishaar. Sister of...

Frenchis Hartley Jones - 88

1/30/1930 - 8/9/2018
Homewood Frenchis Hartley Jones age 88. Homewood resident formerly of Hazel Crest and Chicago. Longtime Sales Clerk from Goldblatt’s Department Store in Chicago’s Loop and retired Lunch Clerk for...

Connie Rose Durham - 76

10/16/1941 - 8/8/2018
Chicago Heights Connie Rose Durham nee Gasbarro age 76. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Bloom High School graduate. Wife of the late Robert Durham. Mother of Timothy, Robert and Michael Durham. Grandmother...

William M. Scanlan - 93

9/2/1924 - 8/8/2018
Peotone William M. Scanlan, age 93. Peotone resident, born and raised on Chicago’s Northwest Side. Graduate of Steinmetz High School. Retired owner of William Scanlan & Associates. Husband of the late...

John Onofrio - 92

12/29/1925 - 8/3/2018
Chicago Heights, Illinois John J. “Johnny O” Onofrio age 92. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident, passed away peacefully at home with his family on August 3, 2018. Graduate of Bloom Township High School. Career draftsman...

John "Johnny" Izzo Jr. - 43

2/20/1975 - 8/1/2018
lifelong Chicago Heights John “Johnny” Izzo Jr., age 43. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Former proprietor of 3-Star Liquors on Hungry Hill. Previously manager of In Touch Paging in Chicago Heights. Graduate of...

Phyllis K. Siebert - 79

4/24/1939 - 7/29/2018
Chicago Heights Phyllis K. Siebert nee Kwasigroch age 79. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Bloom High School graduate class of 1957. Retired X-Ray Technician with 30 years of service at Boulevard Clinic....

Richard J. Rodella - 79

12/29/1938 - 7/29/2018
Calumet City Richard J. Rodella age 79. Longtime Calumet City resident formerly of Hazel Crest and Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. U.S. Army Veteran. Retired after 37 years of service as an Off-Set...

Donald P. Gruca - 86

11/21/2018 - 7/27/2018
Bourbonnais Donald P. Gruca age 86. Longtime Chicago Heights resident recently of Bourbonnais. Bloom High School Graduate Class of 1949. U.S. Navy CeeBee Veteran. Retired after 32 years of service with...

Stella Lewandowski - 96

1/8/1922 - 7/26/2018
longtime Burnham neighborhood Stella Lewandowski nee Pala, age 96. Longtime resident of Chicago’s Burnham, Hegewisch and Roseland Neighborhoods. Wife of the late Chester Lewandowski. Mother of Carole Hackett, Robert (late...

Natalino - 81

12/24/1936 - 7/24/2018
Glenwood Natalino “Nate” Petrelli age 81. Longtime Glenwood resident, born and raised in Grottammare, Marche, Italy. Retired hair stylist and longtime proprietor of Nate’s Beauty Salon. Husband of 55...

James M. Schulze - 60

1/7/1958 - 7/20/2018
Chicago Heights James M. Schulze, age 60. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Graduate of Bloom High School Class of 1976, Butler University and Keller School of Management. Director of Operations for the Council...

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....

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