Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Funeral service Thursday at Pedersen-Ryberg in Elmhurst.
Wednesday, April 17
Barry Pawels, 82, of Elmhurst, passed away Monday, April 15. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Holle. He is survived by sister, nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 18, at Pedersen-Ryberg Mortuary, 435 N. York Road, Elmhurst. Interment will be at Arlington Cemetery. Read Mr. Pawels' full obituary on the Daily Herald website.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Visitation and funeral Mass will be held Sunday in Villa Park.
Tuesday, April 16
Velva (Val) Theresa Sahorak Petracek, 66, died on Thursday, April 11, at her home, under the care of hospice. She passed away peacefully in her sleep, surrounded by family, friends and her loyal dog, Otis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Petracek. She is survived by her daughter, Debbie T. Haljean-Hanssen; her son, Donald Petracek; and her grandchildren, Lexus and Taylor Hanssen, and Jacob Entwistle. Val was always a hard worker and loved her job at Aurelio's Pizza in Oakbrook Terrace, where she was very fond of her co-workers and they become known as her friends. She loved the outdoors, her neighbors and all the friends her children would bring into her life. She had a wonderful way of making everyone feel welcome in her…
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Mr. Cunningham was dean of students emeritus at Elmhurst College, and an avid supporter of the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival. Visitation is Sunday, April 14.
Sunday, April 14
Elmhurst College Dean of Students Emeritus James Cunningham, a longtime producer and emcee of the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival, died in his Elmhurst home on April 6. He was 74. During his 35-year career at Elmhurst College as dean of students and a professor of education, James Cunningham devoted himself to enriching the academic and cultural life of Elmhurst students. But his greatest legacy at Elmhurst may be one that has benefited not only Elmhurst College students, but students from all over the world and everyone who loves jazz. James Cunningham joined Elmhurst College in 1968 as associate dean of students and director of the College Union, now the Frick Center. He became dean of students in 1973, and for the next two decades …
Friday, April 12, 2013
A memorial service will be held Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church.
Friday, April 12
Sisters Donna Reedy-Young, and Deborah Lynn (Reedy) Ahearn will remembered at a memorial Mass at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Immaculate Conception Church 132 Arthur St. in Elmhurst. They are the daughters of the late Lawrence W. Reedy Jr. and Patricia (DeRome). They were preceded in death by their sisters, Dorothy Reedy Schaub of Hayward, Wisc., and Denise Reedy. They are survived by sisters Dee Duckworth of Ormond Beach, Fla., Diane DeRome of Sarasota, Fla., and Daneen Reedy of Port Orange, Fla. Donna, beloved mother to Dillon, passed away in Ormond Beach while under the care of hospice on Dec. 25. Donna was born in Elmhurst on Aug. 29, 1961. She attended Immaculate Conception Grade School and High School. As part of a large …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Funeral service is Friday in La Grange.
Thursday, April 11
Ruth M. Chilstrom, 96, of Elmhurst, has died. She worked for International Harvester for 30 years before retiring in 1976, and she was a devoted member of Grace Lutheran Church in La Grange. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Friday, April 12, at Grace Lutheran Church, 200 N. Catherine Ave., La Grange. Interment will be at Glen Oak Cemetery. Read Ms. Chilstrom's full obituary on the Chicago Tribune website.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Visitation for John D. Jevitz, father of Dr. John Jevitz of Elmhurst, will be held Friday, and a funeral will be held Saturday, in Ottawa.
Wednesday, April 10
John D. Jevitz, 83, of Ottawa, passed away Thursday, April 4. Mr. Jevitz is survived by his wife of 53 years, Kay; his children, Dr. John Jevitz of Elmhurst and Katy (Bill) Hagman of Granite Bay, Calif.; four grandchildren; and many other family members and friends. Mr. Jevitz was a sergeant in the Marines during the Korean War, and was formerly employed at Commonwealth Edison, Northern Illinois Gas, Borg-Warner and GE Plastics. His community and business affiliations are extensive, and include service on the Ottawa Fire and Police Commission, as well positions as president of the Ottawa YMCA, vice chairman of the American Red Cross, Republican Precinct Committeeman, Executive Board member of the IBEW Union, Ottawa Kiwanis member and much…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Visitation will be Thursday, funeral on Friday in Westchester.
Wednesday, April 3
Joseph W. Mareska, 102, of Elmhurst, formerly of Downers Grove, has died. Mr. Mareska worked 42 years at the Sunbeam Corporation. He is survived by his four children and 13 grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home, 10501 W. Cermak Road, Westchester. A funeral will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 5, at the funeral home. Interment will be at Chapel Hill Gradens West Cemetery in Oakbrook Terrace. Read Mr. Mareska's full obituary on the Chicago Tribune website.
Monday, April 1, 2013
York graduate worked for Ray Graham, PADS.
Monday, April 1
Daniel E. Tallman, 62, a 1968 York High School graduate, died on March 26 after a long illness. Tallman worked for the Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities for 18 years, and was a shelter coordinator for DuPage PADS for four years. A private celebration of his life will be announced at a later date. Read Mr. Tallman's full obituary on the Santa Fe New Mexican website.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
He will lie in state Monday, followed by a funeral Mass on Tuesday in Joliet.
Sunday, March 31
The Rev. Raymond P. Garbin, 76, who served as senior priest of Immaculate Conception Parish in Elmhurst, died Thursday, March 28. Rev. Garbin was ordained in 1963 at the Cathedral of St. Raymond in Joliet, and his first assignment was to St. Pius X Parish in Lombard. He served a number of churches throughout the 1970s and 1980s. His final assignment was at Immaculate Conception Parish in Elmhurst, where he served as parochial vicar in 1999, and later as senior priest in 2012. His body will lie in state from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 1, and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, at St. Joseph Church, 410 Jefferson St., Lockport. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Interment will be at Resurrection …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Visitation is Tuesday, funeral Mass on Wednesday in Elmhurst.
Monday, March 25
William F. Luby, 78, has died. He was a father of two and grandfather of four, and a retired Chicago Public Schools teacher. Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 S. York Road, Elmhurst. A funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 27, at Visitation Catholic Church, 779 S. York Road, Elmhurst. Interment will be at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Hillside. Read Mr. Luby's full obituary on the Chicago Tribune website.