Beno T. Garbin
Age 84 years, passed away at Provena St. Joseph's Medical Center. Born in Iowa on December 5, 1919, residing in Joliet most of his life. He was an Army Veteran of WWII. Employed as a foreman for the City of Joliet Sewer Dept. for 24 years, retiring in 1982.
Member of Stone City Post VFW #2199, American Legion Harwood Post #5 and a former member of and past-president of the Southside Civic Club.
Preceded in death by his parents, Angelo J. and Maria (nee Cambruzzi) Garbin; one sister, Mary Garbin and three brothers, John, Louis and Peter Garbin.
Survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Carmella V. (nee Carlino) Garbin. Loving and caring father of Angelo (Rita) Garbin, Mary Ann (Dareld) Felkins and Anthony (Jeannie) Garbin. Fond grandfather of twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Brother-in-law of Joseph (Martha) Carlino and Paul (Ellen) Carlino. Uncle of numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held from the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home 1500 Black Road on Saturday, July 24, 2004 at 9:15 AM to St. Jude's Church, Marycrest for a mass at 10 AM. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park. Visitation Friday, July 23rd from 3 to 8 PM.
Tapella Funeral Services
1500 Black Road
Charles F. Parks
Of Joliet, passed away at his residence with his family by his side, Wednesday, July 21, 2004. Age 77 years.
Survived by his wife, Judy L. Parks (nee Gay); two sons, Charles (Tammy) Parks, Jr. of Lowell, IN and Robert Parks of Wisconsin; a daughter, Judy Ann (Mike) Ganster of Joliet; three brothers, Joseph "Jr." (Florence) and Donald (Karen) both of Joliet and Richard (June) Parks of Ft. Meyers, FL; two sisters, Jean (Bill-deceased) Martin of Lockport and Bonnie (Ronald) Kempke of Lockport; three grandchildren, Kyle Parks, Alexandra and Michael Ganster; his mother-in-law, Anna Gay; three brothers-in-law, Arthur (Karen) Gaspar of Salem, IL, William Gay of Manhattan, IL and Robert (Colleen) Gray of Channahon, IL; a sister-in-law, Harriet (Ed) Wicburg of Oceanside, CA. Also numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
Preceded in death by his first wife, Helen (nee Gaspar) in 1984; and his second wife, Helen (nee Carpenter) in 1996; his parents, Joseph and Helen (nee Clark) Parks.
Member of St. Peter Lutheran Church. Charles belonged to the Teamsters Local #149 for 47 years and was Trustee for the Teamsters and Central Trades. Veteran of W.W. II serving in the U.S. Navy. Life member of V.F.W. Stone City Post #2199, American Legion Post #1080, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #300, Eagles Aries #3153 of New Port Richey, FL.
Lying in state at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Saturday, July 24 from 9:30 a.m. until services at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Lee M. Jany officiating. Interment Willard Grove Cemetery, Channahon. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Peter Lutheran Church or St. Jude Childrens Hospital in Memphis, TN will be appreciated. Visitation will be held at the Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home, 2320 Black Rd., Friday from 4-8 p.m.
CARLSON-HOLMQUIST-SAYLES FUNERAL HOME
2320 BLACK RD.
Charles Albert "Al" Phillips
Age 75, of Joliet, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 at Provena St. Joseph's Medical Center.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Maureen Donahue Phillips; six children, Charles "Chuck" Phillips III, Susan (John) Cotellesse, Mark Phillips, LeAnn (Daniel) Erhart, David Phillips and Kara Phillips; three grandchildren, Sharena and James Cotellesse and Tyler Erhart; two sisters, Marcella (Robert) McCanna and Joann (late Robert) Henry; brother-in-law, John Zufa and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Carrie Phillips of Lockport; three sisters, Norraine (late Charles) Swanson, Shirley (John) Zufa, Zella (Robert) Koch; and one brother, Elmore "Sonny".
A veteran of the Korean War, Al served in the U.S. Navy as an Electrician's Mate. He returned to the Joliet area in 1957 to marry and raise a family. He was a longtime business representative of Meat-Cutter Union Local 612 and held numerous positions with the AFL-CIO in Joliet to include Vice-President of the local Joliet AFL-CIO organization and Vice President of the Will County Federation of Labor. He was also a former member of the VFW Cantigny Post #367. He was a devoted husband and father with a great sense of humor who enjoyed dancing and fishing. He will be missed by all of us.
Funeral services for Charles "Al" Phillips will be held at Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, Saturday, July 24, 2004 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus at 10 a.m. Interment will be conducted at Woodlawn Cemetery with military honors. Visitation for Al Phillips will be held at Fred C. Dames Funeral Home on Friday, July 23, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
FRED C. DAMES FUNERAL HOME
3200 Black Road at Essington
Helen A. Piolatto Nee: Gentilini
Age 91, late of Bolingbrook, Tuesday, July 20, 2004 at Meadowbrook Manor. Born in Switzerland, resident of Roseland, IL most of her life.
Preceded in death by her husband John, her parents Ubaldo and Zelinda (Valdisara) Gentilini, a brother Dante Gentilini, and a sister Velma Toigo.
Survived by her daughters Doris O'Connor of Lockport and Joan (Jack) Dunne of MI, eight grandchildren Michael (Julie) O'Connor, Kathleen (Robert) Hunter, Maureen (Barry) Harper, Lisa (Edward) Schultz, John A. Dunne III, Daniel Dunne, Patrick (Kylie) Dunne and Timothy Dunne, eleven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survived.
O'NEIL FUNERAL HOME, 1105 E. 9TH ST., LOCKPORT where services will be held Saturday, 9:30 am from the funeral home to St. Joseph Church, Lockport for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am. Interment Holy Sepulchre, Worth. Visitation Friday 4:00 to 8:00 pm. 815-838-5010.
Jose M. Soto, Sr. (Neco)
Age 65, at rest Wednesday July 21, 2004 at his home with his family by his side.
Survived by his wife of 44 years, Eloina (nee Sanchez) Soto. Loving father of, Abel A. (Laura) Soto, Ana B. (Eladio) Aranda; dearest grandfather of Angela Soto, Michael Gutierrez, Emilio Gutierrez, Brittany, Marissa and Savannah Soto; three sisters, Elba, Luz and Carmen; five brothers, Reynaldo, Luis, Rafael, Ricardo and Orlando; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Preceeded in death by one son, Jose M. Soto Jr; parents, Encarnacion and Ramona (nee Torres) Soto; two grand children, Alex and Brianna Soto.
Jose was born in Puerto Rico, resided in Romeoville and the Joliet area for most of his lifetime. He retired from Caterpillar in 1999, after 30 years of service. Jose was also a 30 year member of the I.A.M.
TEZAK FUNERAL HOME
1211 Plainfield Rd, near Ingalls Ave.
Where services will be held Saturday July 24, 2004 at 9:45 a.m. from the funeral home to St. Mary Immaculate Church for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park. VISITATION and VIDEO TRIBUTE will be Friday from 2-8 p.m.
Eleanor L. Voitik
Age 82. Passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2004 at Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center. Born in Joliet on July 1, 1922 and a lifelong Joliet area resident. Member of the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus and the C.C.W.; member of the Ladies Auxiliary Cantigny Post VFW #367.
Preceded in death by her parents, Leo J., Sr. (1957) and Sarah "Babe" (nee Lyons) Voitik (1988); one sister, Margaret L. Voitik (1938); one brother, Leo J. (late Betty M.) Voitik, Jr. (1996).
Survived by two sisters, Evelyn K. Voitik and Louise M. (late John T. 1992) Konowalski, Sr.; one brother, Richard F. (Carmen) Voitik, all of Joliet. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral Services for Eleanor L. Voitik will be Friday, July 23, 2004 at 9:30 AM, from the funeral home chapel to the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus for Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 AM. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation FRIDAY MORNING 8:30 AM, until time of services at:
FRED C. DAMES FUNERAL HOME
3200 Black at Essington Rds.
Lucille Wilda (nee Runyan)
Age 86. At rest Wednesday, July 21, 2004 at Alden Nursing Home in McHenry, IL. Born in Alabama and a resident of Joliet since 1946, moving to McHenry, IL in 1997.
Survived by eleven children, Mary Grabo of Kansas, Eddie (Donna) Wilda of Texas, Richard (Diane) Wilda of Joliet, Dee (Vic) Cappitelli of Crystal Lake, Dennis (Sharon) Wilda of New Lenox, Wayne (Sherri) Wilda of Minooka, Kenneth Wilda of Kansas, Joyce Engle of Texas, David (Toni) Wilda of Joliet, LaVerne (Debby) Wilda of Minooka and Paula (Miguel) Diaz of Joliet; 48 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruby Freeman; two brothers, Delbert and Seth Runyan.
Preceded in death by her husband, Edward Wilda; daughter, Charlotte Trischler; her parents; two sisters, Ozell Lee and Jewel Glenn; one brother, J.W. Runyan; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services for Lucille Wilda will be Saturday, July 24, 2004 at 10:00 AM at the funeral home chapel. Rev Frank Berman officiating. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park. Visitation Friday, 6-8 PM at:
FRED C. DAMES FUNERAL HOME
3200 Black at Essington Rds.
Paul C. Attaway, Sr.
Age 90, died Monday, July 22, 2002 at his home in Jackson Township.
Survived by two sons. His stepdaughter. Four grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Kate Hammond Attaway. His wife, Lois Attaway.
He farmed his entire life in Jackson Township.
Funeral Service for Paul Attaway, Sr. will be 9:30 AM Thursday, July 25, 2002 from the Forsythe Funeral Chapel, 320 Eastern Ave., Manhattan to St. Joseph Church, 235 West North Street, Manhattan, 10 AM Mass. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday, 4 PM until 8 PM.
FORSYTHE FUNERAL CHAPEL
320 Eastern Ave, Manhattan
Helen Virginia Basham
Born February 5, 1930 in Moorefield, West Virginia. Died July 21, 2002, McClean County Nursing Home, Bloomington, IL, after a long courageous battle with cancer. Formerly of Joliet, moving to Bloomington in 1971.
Survived by her husband, Lloyd Basham of Stanford, IL; sons, Steven (Linda) Basham of Wilmington, IL, Joe (June, deceased), Dan Basham, John (Mable), all of Bloomington, Bill (Joi) Basham of Layton, Utah; daughter Pam Basham of southern Illinois; grandchildren, Darrel, Jonathan, and Willie of Bloomington, Jeremy and Kristina of Joliet, Brittany and Kristie of Layton, Utah, Marilyn and Anthony.
Private service Friday, July 26, 2002 at Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington, IL.
Michael Allen Beebe
Age 59. Late of Flora, IL, formerly of Frankfort. Died July 21, 2002. Veteran of U.S. Marine Corp.
Dearest father of Fiona (Will) Tuttle of Joliet and Paul (Debra) of Frankfort. Loving brother of Kathleen (Bill) Durst, Patricia Beebe, Colleen (Neal) Heinrichs, and Jon; fond son of Jack J. all of Shulenberg, TX. Grandfather of one.
Funeral services Friday 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family for a charity of their choice.
GERARDI FUNERAL HOME
Lincoln Hwy. & 95th Ave.