Eugene Francis Goron "Geno"
Age 50, of Shorewood, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center. Born June 7, 1951 in Joliet, Gene was a graduate of Joliet Catholic High School and Lewis University. He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and was employed by K-Mart as a retail manager. Gene was a staunch Cubs supporter with a keen sense of humor enjoyed by all who knew him.
Gene is survived by his wife of 24 years, Jody (nee Peters) Goron; two sons, Adam Joseph and Andrew Michael; his mother, Josephine (nee Mahkovec) Goron of Crest Hill; a sister, Joyce (Jack) Fremeau of Jackson, Michigan; in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Peters of Joliet, IL. Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, one niece and eight nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frank J. Goron.
Funeral services for Gene Goron will be Monday, June 25, 2001 at 10:15 a.m. from the West Chapel to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Private inurnment Woodlawn Memorial Park. In appreciation of the loving care and compassion shown to Gene, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Sister Theresa Cancer Care Center at Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center. Visitation Sunday 3-7 p.m. at:
FRED C. DAMES WEST CHAPEL
3200 Black at Essington Rds.
Josephine M. Gura (nee Smriglio)
Josephine M. Gura (nee Smriglio), formerly of Blue Island. Beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Gura; loving mother of Joseph (Karen), John (Sheila) and Joanne (Gary) Young; fond grandmother of Carie, John, Angela, Carly, Gary, Joey and Brian; dear sister of Frances (Rich) Campione, Jean (the late Art) Sopko and Vincent (Norma) Smriglio. Visitation Sunday from 2 to 9 PM. Funeral Service Monday 8:45 AM from The Hallinan Funeral Home, 2601 Vermont Street, Blue Island to St. Benedict Church, Mass 9:30 AM. Interment St. Benedict Cemetery. 708-385-0850.
Francis Patrick Hamilton
73, of Naples, FL formerly of Joliet, IL, was the son of Mary Kelly Hamilton of Paola, KS. he attended Rockhurst High School and the University of Kansas at Lawrence, where he was elected a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame, where he boxed in the Bengal Bouts in support of the Bengal Missions. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and became a successful businessman as an owner of General Motors and Chrysler automobile dealerships in the Chicagoland area. Frank served as President of the Notre Dame Club of Joliet and President of the Rotary Club of Plainfield, IL as well as serving on the board of the Order of the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; and their children, Kelly Hamilton, PhD and husband Joseph Bellina, PhD; Lieutenant Kristine Hamilton and her husband Sergeant James Henry; Kathleen Jackson and husband Arthur Jackson, Elizabeth McGlinn and husband Michael McGlinn, Kimberly Moore and husband William Moore, Michael Carlstrom, D.D.S. and his wife Mary Carlstrom. Also surviving are his beloved twelve grandchildren, Heather, Melissa and Brendan, Nicole, Elizabeth, Will, Gabrielle and Hannah, and Diana, Eric, Alec and Staci. Frank is preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Eileen Hamilton, Ann Hamilton, Rita Sunley; and brother, Max Hamilton.
Funeral services will be held from the Grant-Tapella-Freitag Westwood Memorial Chapel at 9:15a.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2001 to the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus for a Funeral Mass at 10:00a.m. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Monday evening from 7:00 to 9:00p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. William's Catholic church, 705 Seagate Dr., Naples, FL 34103 or Rockhurst High School, Kansas City, MO.
GRANT-TAPELLA-FREITAG WESTWOOD MEMORIAL CHAPEL
Jefferson St. at Essington Rd.
Eva A. Hornbostel (nee Polancich)
At Silver Cross Hospital, Friday, June 22, 2001. Age 79 years.
Survived by one daughter, Jacqueline J. Hornbostel and one sister, Genevieve (Daniel) Wruk, both of Joliet. Also numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her husband, Homer (1985); her parents, Albert and Anna Polancich; two brothers, Nicholas and Emil Polanich.
No services. Private interment in Elmhurst Cemetery on Monday. NO VISITATION.
CARLSON-HOLMQUIST-SAYLES Funeral Home
2320 Black Rd.
Durward W. Killinger
Age 77, late of Joliet, died June 21, 2001 at Salem Village Nursing Home.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Killinger (nee Sproat); his children, Scott (Patricia) Killinger of New Lenox and Susan (Robert) Hoyle of Boiling springs, PA. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Meghan and Heidi Killinger.
He was an Army Veteran of WWII serving with the Second Ranger Infantry Battalion, he was a member of the Cantigny VFW Post.
Funeral Service will take place Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at the Marley Community Church, 12625 W. 187th, Mokena, at 12:30 p.m. with Rev. Allan Holder officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Hickey Memorial Chapel, 442 E. Lincoln Hwy. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Joliet Area Hospice would be appreciated.
HICKEY MEMORIAL CHAPEL
442 E. Lincoln Hwy, New Lenox
Dorothy E. Layette nee Hutchinson
Dorothy E. Layette, nee Hutchinson, at Provena Villa Franciscan, Friday, June 22, 2001. Age 91 years.
Survived by a daughter, Jan (George) Little of Albuquerque, NM and a son, William Layette of Joliet, two granddaughters, Deanna Tobin and Carolyn Wojatske, three great grandsons, Michael and Daniel Rexroad and David Waller, Jr., three great granddaughters, Jessica Rexroad, Christina and Allie Schroedle, a brother, Rhodes Hutchinson of Bloomington, IL. Also numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Wilfred (1986), an infant son, David, two brothers, Edward and Fred Newman, two sisters, Hazel Treadman and Blanche Dillon.
Born in Joliet and was a life long resident. Was employed at Ward's and Kline's Department stores. Former member of Ottawa St. United Methodist Church, and presently a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
Funeral Services will be held at the Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home, 2320 Black Rd., Tuesday, June 26th at 10 AM with interment in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Memorials to Joliet Area Community Hospice will be appreciated. Visitation Monday 4-8 PM
CARLSON-HOLMQUIST-SAYLES FUNERAL HOME
2320 Black Rd
Iva S. Leonard
Age 103, of Wilmington, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2001 in Joliet. Born March 7, 1898 in Aberdeen, SD to the late James & Anne (Fatlin) Seanor, also preceded in death by her husband, Edward J. Leonard (1968), a daughter, Gene McKinney; a great granddaughter, Jessica; her twin brother, Ivan Seanor; a sister, Mabel Edwards; and a brother, George Seanor.
Survived by a daughter, Betty J. Morrill of Wilmington; four grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and three nieces also survive.
At Iva's request, Private Services and Cremation Rites were accorded by the Freitag Funeral Home of Wilmington with Inurnment at Oakwood Cemetery, West Chicago.
A Memorial Service will be conducted at a later date.
Freitag Funeral Home
700 East Kahler Road
Edward Henry Reener, Jr.
Age 76, of Westfield, WI died Saturday, June 16, 2001 at the William S. Middleton Memorial VA Hospital in Madison, WI.
He was born March 22, 1925 in Livingston, IL, the son of Edward, Sr. and Augusta (Wittje) Reener.
He is survived by his wife, Betty (nee Huddleston), whom he married on April 28, 1946 in Staunton, IL; his children, Terry (Michael) Anzalone of New Lenox, IL, Linda (friend Gary) Charest of Plainfield, IL and Don (Diane) Reener of Westfield; six grandchildren, Bernie (Lisa) Wahl, Dale Charest, Randy Reener, Buddy Charest and Tonya (Sean) Kuriger; five great-grandchildren, Ashley Reener, Chandler and Hudson Wahl, Sean and Hailey Kuriger; his beloved pet "Buttons", along with other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Fred; a sister, Virginia; a half-brother, Harold; a half-sister, Edna.
Mr. Reener served his country for 3 1/2 years during World War II in the US Marines where he was awarded the Purple Heart. Ed and Betty resided in New Lenox, IL where they lived for some 30 years prior to retirement to Westfield, WI in 1986. Ed drove a tractor-trailer for a number of years, then worked for the Caterpillar Corporation until his retirement. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Westfield, WI and the Metz-Mosher American legion Post #244 and Eubank-Zuehlke VFW Post #8718, both of Westfield, WI. Ed and Betty also spent the winter months in Apache Junction, AZ where they have many friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to his family for designation at a later date.
Private memorial services with Military Honors were held at the Southeastern Wisconsin Veteran's Memorial Cemetery near Union Grove, WI.
Spencer N. Bauer
Age 82. Sunday, June 23, 2002 suddenly at his residence.
Survived by his loving wife, Mary A. (Lucaora) Bauer; two sons, Michael (Mary Lou) and James (Lavoy) Bauer; three grandchildren, Meagan and Miranda Bauer and Lindsay Bauer; and a brother, Tom Bauer.
Preceded in death by his parents, Michael J. and Flora (Bouchard) Bauer; a sister, Alice Mae; and two brothers, Harold and Gerald Bauer.
Born in Rhinelander, Wis. A longtime resident of Joliet. World War II Army veteran. Retired from Electro Motors.
Funeral from the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at 9:30 AM to St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park. Visitation Tuesday 4-8 PM. Memorials to Joliet Area Community Hospice, American Heart Association or American Cancer Society would be appreciated.
1500 Black Rd, near Midland
Thomas J. Bills
Age 83 years, died Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at Hines V.A. Hospital. Born in Lockport. Educated in the Lockport Public Schools. Air Force Veteran of WW II, he resided in Maywood for 45 years. Retired Tandy Corp.
He is preceded in death by his wife, three brothers and one sister.
Tom is survived by his devoted daughter, Grace Cleveland and granddaughter, LaTisha Cleveland, both of Maywood, IL; two brothers, Robert and Martin Bills, both of Lockport; one niece, Judith Bills of Joliet; four nephews, Gregory Bills of Lockport, Theodore (Brenda) McKee of Naperville, Adrian (Nancy) McKee of Glendale Heights., and Wendill (Kim) Bills of Waconda, IL; six grand nieces and nephews. A host of cousins survive.
Visitation Tuesday 7-9 PM at Range Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Churchill officiating. Funeral services Wednesday, 11:00 AM at the chapel. Interment Abraham Lincoln Cemetery.
RANGE FUNERAL HOME
202 S. Eastern Ave.
Rosetta J. Corp (nee Lovati)
Age 65, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2002 at Loyola Medical Center.
She is survived by her father, Louis Lovati; her loving children, Bobbie (Ed) McDermott, Gordon (Linda) Corp Jr., Mark (Margie) Corp and Rachael Corp all of the Joliet area. Proud grandmother to Kevin, Aaron and Cory McDermott and Dan and Tom Corp; also survived by her sister, Jean M. Lovati of St. Louis, MO; and brothers- and sisters-in-law, Donald Corp, Leo (Sandra) Corp and Betty Burkhardt; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Gordon R. Corp; and her mother, Mary (nee Colombo) Lovati.
Rosetta was a lifetime Joliet resident, currently employed at Amstek Metals. She was an active member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1080, Cantigny V.F.W. Auxiliary Post 367, St. Patrick's CCW and 55 Club.
Rosetta had been a longtime Auxiliary Advisor for Unit 1080, she also held many Local and District positions. Rosetta always devoted her time and energy to others.
Funeral Services will be held from the Westwood Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 to St. Patrick's Church for a Funeral Mass (time to be published Tuesday). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM. Please omit flowers.
WESTWOOD MEMORIAL CHAPEL
Jefferson St at Essington Rd.
Esther Franceschini (nee Baioni)
Age 93, of Joliet, formerly of Chicago.
Beloved wife of the late Pat, Dear mother of Fr. Mark O.S.M., late Edward P., Patricia, Donald, Leonard and Edward L. Loving grandmother of Mark, Lisa, Thomas and Steven. Great grandmother of eight. Aunt and great aunt of many.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, June 26, 2002, 11 AM at St. Domitilla Catholic Church, 4900 Washington St., Hillside, IL. Visitation, at the church from 10 AM until time of Mass. Interment Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Hillside. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Joliet Area Community Hospice would be appreciated. VISITATION TUESDAY, 6-9 at:
FRED C. DAMES FUNERAL HOME
3200 Black at Essington Rds
Lottie M. Maloney nee Nowosielski
Friday June 21, 2002, at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center.
Survived by her children Joseph Dan (Mary Beth) Maloney, Jerome (Eileen) Maloney, James Maloney and Joyce (Stan) Smith. Grandchildren Michael and Aaron Maloney, Andrew and Mary Alice Maloney, Matthew and Mark Maloney and Alison and Alessa Smith; one sister, Helen (Gilbert) Parthun, two brothers Andrew and Walter Nowosielski; sister-in-law Rita Nowosielski.
Preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Joseph F. Maloney; parents Joseph and Mary (Stoch) Nowosielski Jr. and brother Stanley J. Nowosielski.
Born in Joliet, a lifelong resident. Lottie was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Member of the Cathedral of St. Raymond.
Funeral from the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, Tuesday, June 25, 2002, at 9:30 a.m. to the Cathedral of St. Raymond for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation Monday 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
BLACKBURN-GIEGERICH-SONNTAG FUNERAL HOME
1500 Black Road
Joliet, Illinois 60435
Albert E. Mather, Sr.,
Age 83, of Lemont, June 22, 2002. Born in Lemont, a lifelong resident. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. Employed by Mt. Vernon Cemetery for 35 years, retiring in 1984; he loved to work. He always wore a hat with a flower in it. Loved animals, farming and gardening.
Survived by his wife, Ellen (nee Vaughn; a son, Albert (Susan) Mather, Jr. of Lemont; a daughter, Maureen (Timothy) DiVenti of Crestwood; three grandchildren, Christopher and Jessica Mather and Daniel DiVenti; a sister, Emma Heubner of Wisconsin; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation Tuesday, 2-8 PM at the Markiewicz Funeral Home, 108 Illinois St, Lemont. Lying in state, Wednesday, June 26, 2002, 10 AM until time of Services at 11 AM at St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lemont and Illinois Streets, Lemont. Interment Mt. Vernon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Matthew's Pastor Ron Fund.
MARKIEWICZ FUNERAL HOME
Russell D. McCarter
Age 87 years of Joliet, at Provena Villa Franciscan, Saturday, June 22, 2002.
Survived by his wife of 61 years, Dorothea M. (nee Smith); a daughter Rochelle M. (Daniel) McCarthy of Morris; two grandsons Brian L. (Tiffany) McCarthy of Joliet and Jeff Russell McCarthy of Morris, one brother Francis (Charlene) McCarter of Minooka and a sister Eleanor (John) Brunner of Coal City. Also several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceded in death by his parents Austin and Mittie McCarter, two brothers John and Wayne McCarter and a half-sister Hazel Pope.
Born in Marengo, IL., had lived in Coal City for 14 years and was a long-time Joliet resident. Retired in 1975 from U.S. Steel Co. after 33 years of service. Member of New Hope Presbyterian Church in Coal City and was a former member of Willow Ave. Presbyterian Church. Also a member of Mt. Joliet Masonic Lodge #42 AF & AM, and I.O.O.F.
Funeral services will be held at the Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home, 2320 Black Rd., Tuesday, June 25th at 10 AM with Rev. Kay Collins officiating. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park. Masonic Services will be conducted Monday at 7 PM. Memorials to New Hope Presbyterian Church will be appreciated. Visitation Monday 4 to 8 PM.
CARLSON-HOLMQUIST-SAYLES FUNERAL HOME
2320 Black Rd.
Joliet, IL. 60435
Clyde A. Salyer
Age 86, of Lombard, formerly of Joliet, Sunday, June 23, 2002 at Beacon Hill Retirement Community in Lombard. Born June 22, 1916 in Atlanta, Missouri.
Survived by his son, Richard Lee (Wilma) Salyer of Lombard; two daughters, Patricia Jane Coleman of Franklin Park and Gloria Mae La Bonte; his step son, James (Marsha) Kline of Shorewood; two step daughters, Sally (George) Donzelli of Wheaton and Andrea (Gerald) Leitzell of Kentucky; 16 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Margaret Jane (nee Williams) Salyer and Margaret Jane (nee Scott) Salyer.
Clyde worked in grocery retail for 32 years. He was a former member of Berkley-Hillside Presbyterian Church, Berkley, Christ United Methodist Church, Palm Bay, FL and of Jessie Walker United Methodist Church, Joliet. Clyde was a member of the Palm Bay Lions Club and a member of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, June 25 at 7 PM at the Overman-Jones Funeral Home, 309 Joliet Rd (Corner of Routes 59 and 30), Plainfield, IL. Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 25 from 4 PM until time of Service at 7 PM at the funeral home. Interment will be private. For information call: 815-436-9221.
David L. Shiffer "Uncle"
Age 51. At rest Saturday, June 22, 2002 at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center.
Survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Cheryl A. (nee Crook); children, Damon M. (Fiancee, Kathe J.), Erin K.M, Marti G. Shiffer; his mother, Luella L. Shiffer; grandchildren, Rebecca K. Filmore, Payton M. Shiffer, Baby Shiffer, October 9, 2002, Cassandra E. and Kendall M.;sisters, Sharon (Tom) Grimes of South Bend, IN, Susanne K. (Al) Prodehl Forst, and Mercia M. (Ron) Veronda. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and his extended family at Vito's on Broadway.
Born in Joliet. Preceded in death by his mother, Catherine (nee Keca) and father, Willis G. Shiffer.
Employed as a mechanic at E.J. and E. Railroad. Veteran U.S. Army.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Heart Association will be appreciated.
TEZAK FUNERAL HOME
1211 Plainfield Rd, Westside
From where Chapel services will be held Thursday, June 27 at 10 AM. VISITATION and VIDEO TRIBUTE Wednesday 2 to 8 PM. Inurnment Abraham Lincoln Cemetery.
John Thomas Taylor Jr. "Mousetrapper"
At rest Saturday, June 22, 2002, at home. Born October 20, 1924, in Joliet, and a lifelong resident. Graduate of Joliet Central High School and attended Joliet Junior College. Employed as a pipefitter. A 50-year member of Local 597, Chicago. A WW II U.S. Air Force Veteran, a tailgunner with 32 European missions. Earned Air Medal with 1st Silver Oakleaf Cluster, European-African Eastern Theater Ribbon with four Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal and two overseas Service Bars. Past member of BSA, Order of the Arrow and served as Scoutmaster of Troop 256, Shorewood 1963-68.
Preceded in death by his son, Timothy John Taylor. Parents, John and Nina (Weber) Taylor. Sisters, Marion Pistilli and Betty Carter. A brother, Frank Taylor.
Survived by his loving wife, Joan (Morris) Taylor. Son, Michael Patrick (Sarah) Taylor. Daughter, Kathleen Joan (David) Krakar. His special sister-in-law, Sharon (Lawrence) Larkins. Sister, Rose Depung. Devoted grandfather to John and Michael Taylor. Caring uncle of Kevin (Susan) Cromwell.
Funeral services for John Thomas Taylor Jr. will be Tuesday June 25, 2002, 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home chapel. Fr. James Schwab officiating. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Memorials to Joliet Area Community Hospice in his name would be appreciated. Visitation Monday 5 to 8 p.m. at:
FRED C. DAMES FUNERAL HOME
3200 Black at Essington Rds.