A funeral Mass for Dr. Hector Vazquez, 84, of Arlington Heights, formerly of Mount Prospect, was celebrated Dec. 24, 2001 at St. Raymond Catholic Church, Mount Prospect. Born April 30, 1917, in Ponce, Puerto Rico, he died Dec. 21, 2001 at Northwest Community Hospital.
Dr. Vazquez was a surgeon practicing at Northwest Community Hospital for more than 40 years. He served in the U.S. Army for more than four years during World War II.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rosella (nee Sapienza), whom he married Feb. 12, 1944, in Chicago; three children, Dr. Richard M. (Marnie) of Chicago, Laura R. of DeKalb and Catherine V. (Eugene) Bellini of Elmhurst; grandchildren Justin (Jen) Barrett, Liana Vazquez-Gits, Todd, Brian and Julie; a great-grandson, Kellan Michael Barrett; a sister, Maria (Carols) Tessionierre; and his brothers, Dr. Ivan (Pat) and Antonio (Cecile).
Entombment was in Queen of Heaven Mausoleum, Hillside. Memorial contributions may be given to Northwest Community Healthcare Foundation, 3060 Salt Creek Lane, Suite 110, Arlington Heights IL 60005. Arrangements were made with the Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., Arlington Heights.
Veronica Wojcik, 88, of Des Plaines died on Dec. 13, 2001 at the Oakton Pavillion Nursing Home.
Preceded in death by her husband, Edmund, she is survived by her sons, Carl (Sharon) Durante and Vincent (JoAnne) Durante; grandchildren, Richard Durante, Carleen Emde, Janeen Everett and Patti Hartung.
Visitation was in Skaja Terrace Funeral Home, Niles. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Dec. 18, 2001 in St. Juliana Church, Chicago. Burial was in St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles.
Jeremy Lee Baxley, 14, a lifelong resident of Des Plaines, died Jan. 13, 2002 in Lutheran General Hospital.
Jeremy, the son of Keith D. and Laurie A. Baxley of Des Plaines, was born May 7, 1987 in Park Ridge. He was a graduate of Algonquin Middle School where he was honored as “Someone You Should Know.” He was a student at Maine West High School, Des Plaines, where he was a member of the freshman basketball team and loved all types of sports. He was also just starting to learn to play bass guitar.
Jeremy also volunteered at and attended Camp Awana in Fredonea, Wis.
In addition to his parents Jeremy is survived by his brothers, Keith D. Baxley Jr. and Clay D. Baxley of Des Plaines; grandparents, Judy D. (the late Les) Fick of Rolling Meadows, Carmen Lea Baxley of Des Plaines and C. David Baxley of Indianapolis, Ind.; great-grandmother, Hazel M. Stump of Hiawatha, Iowa; uncles, Charlie (Andi) Fick of Rolling Meadows, Jeff (Jody Baxley of Poplar Grove, Ill., and aunts, Carla (Charles) Colbert of Des Plaines and Patricia (John) Giovanni of Des Plaines; great-aunt, Nellie (Marcy) Garza of Frenchlick, Ind., and Betsy Smith of Indianapolis, Ind., and great-uncles, Brad (Susan) Coffin of Solon, Iowa, and Doug (Sandy) Fick of Hiawatha, Iowa; and many cousins.
Visitation was held Jan. 16, 2002 in the Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, where funeral services were conducted Jan. 17, 2002. Interment was in Ridgewood Cemetery, Des Plaines.
Memorials were suggested for Maine West High School Basketball program, 1755 S. Wolf Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018.
Ellen M. (nee Braasch) Garvey, 62, died on Jan. 17, 2002 in Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge.
Survivors include her husband, Dr. John Garvey Sr.; children, Ellen Garvey of Des Plaines, Sara (Chris) Nagy of Palatine, John Jr. (Janet) of Grayslake and Thomas of Des Plaines; grandchildren, Patrick and Margaret Garvey; sisters, Mary Gin Harrington, Kathryn (Robert) Major and Joanne (Kerry) Collins; and brothers, William (Suzanne) and Robert (Virginia) Braasch.
Funeral Mass was celebrated on Jan. 21, 2002 in St. Paul of the Cross Church, Park Ridge. Burial was in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines.
Memorials may be sent to Maryhaven, 1700 E. Lake St., Glenview IL 60025.
Arrangements were handled by Donnellan Family Funeral Services, Skokie.
Mary A. Henegan
Mary A. Henegan, nee Shulthies, 83, of Prospect Heights, formerly of Oak Park, died Jan. 20, 2002 in Brighton Gardens, Prospect Heights.
Mrs. Henegan, who was born Feb. 18, 1918, was retired as a Realtor with F.C. Pilgrim Real Estate in Oak Park.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Thomas J. Henegan, retired from the Chicago Fire Department; their son, James (Mary Jo) Henegan of Arlington Heights, and daughter, Mary Fran Byrne of Glenview; and grandchildren, Jean, Katie and Colleen Henegan and Mark and Claire Byrne.
Visitation was held Jan. 22, 2002 in the Lauter and Oehler Funeral Home, Arlington Heights.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 23 in Our Lady of the Wayside Church, Arlington Heights.
Interment was in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.
The celebration of Mass was suggested as a memorial.
Mary M. (nee Kramer) Kummer, 70, of Des Plaines died Jan. 20, 2002 in Holy Family Medical Center.
Mrs. Kummer worked as administrative assistant for Centel in Park Ridge for 10 years.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Clarence; children, Tom (Mary) Kummer of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Laurie (Bob) O'Connor of Itasca and Karen (Tom) Fedrigon of Mundelein; grandchildren, Katy and David Kummer, Margaret and Jackie O'Connor and Anthony, Dominick, Tommy and Joseph Fedrigon; and brother, Michael (Carol) Kramer of Chicago.
Visitation was in Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Jan. 24 in St. Emily Church, Mount Prospect. Burial was in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines.
Memorials to St. Emily Church are appreciated.
Ernest Harold Lloyd, 83, of Des Plaines, died Jan. 30, 2002 in Holy Family Medical Center, Des Plaines.
Mr. Lloyd who was born March, 15, 1918 in South Wales, had been a resident of Des Plaines since 1955. He was retired as an accountant for the Department of Agriculture in Glen Ellyn and Chicago for 26 years. He was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus, Father Linden Council; a member of St. Mary Church, Des Plaines.
Mr. Lloyd loved to sail and was a great yachtsman.
He is survived by Emma, nee Kelly, his wife of 48 years; his sister, Ivey Townsend, of Erith Kent, England; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held Feb. 1, 2002 in the Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 2, 2002 in St. Mary Church, Des Plaines.
Interment was in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines.
Memorials were suggested for a favorite charity or Masses celebrated.
Mary Lou McIlrath
Mary Lou (nee Downs) McIlrath, 84, of Park Ridge died on Jan. 16, 2002 in her home.
Mrs. McIlrath earned her bachelor’s degree at Iowa State University and was a home economics teacher for a brief period.
In the early ’60s, along with her former husband, James McIlrath, she helped found the Dry Storage Corp. in Chicago, which later grew to become DSC Logistics in Des Plaines.
Mrs. McIlrath was active with the Girl Scouts, Chi Omega Alumnae, the First United Methodist Church, Park Ridge Panhellenic and PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization).
She established the Mary Lou Downs Foundation, with a special focus on homeless suburban women and children and victims of family violence.
Survivors include her daughter, Ann (John II) Drake of Chicago; grandchildren, Tracy Drake Koerner and Joanna Drake Earl; great-granddaughter, Nicole Koerner; and sister, Dorothy Hughes of Fresno, Calif.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 11, 2002 in the First United Methodist Church of Park Ridge, 418 W. Touhy Ave., Park Ridge. Burial will be private.
Memorials to the WINGS Program, Inc., 887 Wilmette Road, Suite E2, Palatine IL 60074, are appreciated.
Eleanor M. (nee Schwerzler) Anderson, 97, of Park Ridge, died on April 5, 2001 in St. Matthew’s Lutheran Home.
Mrs. Anderson had been a school teacher.
Preceded in death by her husband, Lesley, she is survived by her children, Donald (Dee) of San Ramon, Calif., Richard of Arkdale, Wis., and Dorothy Schwartz of Des Plaines; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; and siblings, Eugene Schwerzler of Gresham, Ore., Bernard Schwerzler of Peqoit Lakes, Minn., James Schwerzler of West Des Moines, Iowa and Marie Robbennolt of Mitchell, S.D.
Visitation was in Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines. Funeral Mass was celebrated on April 10, 2001 in St. Zachary Church, Des Plaines. Burial was in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines.
Memorials to the Hemophilia Foundation of Illinois are appreciated.
Steven Charles Cipolla, 43, of Schaumburg died on April 7, 2001 in Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village.
Mr. Cipolla was an electrician and member of the Teamsters.
He is survived by his children, Antonio and Carly; mother, Marylyn of Des Plaines; sister, Carol (Paul) Fraley; and friend, Charli Eatinger.
Visitation was in Colonial-Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Niles. Funeral Mass was celebrated on April 11 in St. Isaac Jogues Church, Niles. Burial was in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines.
Felicitas Laganzo, 83, of Des Plaines, died on April 13, 2001 in Ballard Nursing Center, Des Plaines.
Ms. Laganzo, born in the Philippines, was a seamstress.
She is survived by a daughter, Lorna (Cesar) Mercado.
Visitation was in Colonial-Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Niles. Funeral Mass was celebrated on April 17 in St. Isaac Jogues Church, Niles. Burial was in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines.