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Northeastern Illinois Obituary and Death Notice Collection
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Northeastern Illinois Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Northeastern Illinois Obituary Collection - 24

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Date: Monday, 25 January 2010, at 5:58 p.m.

Dollie Galter
Dollie Galter, 97, of Chicago, died April 17, 2001 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Galter and her late husband, Jack, formed the Galter Foundation in 1943. The foundation supported many charities, built the Galter Pavilion and library for Northwestern University Medical School and started the Dollie and Jack Galter Clinical Research Center in Denver. Swedish Covenant Hospital received the Galter Life Center and several other major donations benefiting health care on Chicago’s Northwest Side.
Funeral services were Friday at Piser Chapel, 5206 N. Broadway.

Mary Giudice
Mary A. Giudice, 82, of Chicago’s Northwest Side died on April 13, 2001 in Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago.
Miss Giudice had worked as a secretary for an insurance firm.
Survivors include her sister, Graubh5,,c>Adelina Giuliano
Adelina Giuliano, 86, of Chicago’s Northwest Side died on April 13 in her home.
She is survived by her husband, Carmine; children, Theresa (Lawrence) DeRorre, Amelia and Frank (Maria) and two grandchildren.
Funeral Mass was celebrated on April 17, 2001 in Our Lady Mother of the Church, Chicago. Burial was in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines.
Cumberland Chapels, Norridge, was in charge of arrangements.

Mansfield Hannibal
Mansfield Hannibal, 92, of Chicago died on April 17, 2001 in Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge.
Mr. Hannibal was a 40-year member of Carpenters Union Local 181.
Survivors include his wife, Isabelle; children, Wesley (Diane) and Beverly (Richard) Cervenka; grandchildren, Christian and John Wesley Hannibal, Laura Cervenka and Tracy Van Tryon; and brother, Matthew Van Tryon.
Funeral service was held on April 20, 2001 in Kolbus Funeral Home, Chicago. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Memorials to a charity of choice are appreciated.

Robert O'Donovan
Robert J. O'Donovan Jr., 44, died April 15, 2001. Born in Chicago May 19, 1956, he was a graduate of St. Juliana School in Edison Park and Notre Dame High School for Boys in Niles. He was a resident of the Edison-Norwood area.
An engineer for the Chicago Public Schools, he was diagnosed with melanoma a year ago. Although he underwent treatments and operations through 2000, doctors found brain tumors in January.
Visitation was held April 17 and 18 at the M.J. Suerth Funeral Home, Chicago. His funeral Mass was held April 19, 2001 at St. Juliana Church, with the Rev. Donald J. Ahearn, pastor, as celebrant. Interment was at Maryhill Cemetery, Niles. Prior to his death, friends had organized an April 21 benefit, “An Emerald Evening,” at St. Juliana Catholic Church in Edison Park to help the O'Donovan family with medical bills. Memorials may be made to the Robert J. O'Donovan Family Fund, care of Bank of America, 231 S. LaSalle St., Chicago IL 60697.
Mr. O'Donovan is survived by his wife Nora (nee Coffey); children Courtney, Colleenm Caitlan and Cara; his father, Robert J. Sr.; his mother-in-law, Winnie Coffey; sisters and brothers Patty (Bill) Hearn of Glen Ellyn, Kathleen (Dane) Cleavens of Glenview, Mary Ellen (Wayne) Carlson of Springfield and Tim of Chicago; brothers-in-law Larry (Pat) Coffey of Lake Zurich, Pat (Sarah) Coffey of Chicago, Kevin (Carol) Coffey of Chicago, Tim (Joyce) Coffey of Des Plaines, John (Audrey) Coffey of Medinah and Mike (Sue) Coffey of Monee; a sister-in-law, Joan (Kelly) Yunker of Park Ridge; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marion (nee Zurawski).

Rosemary Burke
Rosemary J. (nee Jacobs) Burke, 91, of Chicago's Edison Park community, died on Sept. 21, 2003 in the Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago.
Mrs. Burke worked as a personnel clerk for the U.S. government. She became a resident of the Norwood Park Home.
Preceded in death by her husband, Thomas, she is survived by her children, Mary (Eric) Pearce, Michael (Celeste), John (Denise), Thomas and David (Diane) Burke; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation was in M.J. Suerth Funeral Home, Chicago. Her funeral Mass was celebrated on Sept. 26 by the Rev. Eric Meyer, CP, associate pastor, in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Chicago. Burial was in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines.
Memorials to Good Shepherd Manor, P.O. Box 260, Momence IL 60954, are appreciated.

Harold Gorski
Harold B. Gorski, 75, of Chicago's Norwood Park community, died on Sept. 19, 2003 in Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago.
Mr. Gorski served in the U.S. Navy. He was an industrial painter for International Harvester and a member of the United Auto Workers for more than 30 years. He also worked 25 years at Sears in Golf Mill.
Dubbed "the Mayor of Oak Park Avenue" by his many longtime neighbors, he was a Scoutmaster and a founding member of the athletic program at St. Thecla Parish.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Betty (nee Crowley); children, John (Mary) of St. Charles, Robert (Donna) of California, William (Laura) of Arlington Heights and David (Goldie) Gorski of Chicago; grandchildren, Melissa, Robyn and Amy; brother-in-law, William (Evelyn) Crowley and sister-in-law, Marcia (Charles) Lamb.
Visitation was in M.J. Suerth Funeral Home, Chicago. His funeral Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Robert Darow, pastor of St. Hilary Church and a former associate pastor of St. Thecla Church, on Sept. 23 in St. Thecla Catholic Church, Chicago. Entombment was in All Saints Mausoleum, Des Plaines.
Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association.

Susan Lehrmann
Susan (Assunta) A. (nee DiGiglio) Lehrmann, 79, of Chicago died on Sept. 12, 2003 in Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago.
Mrs. Lehrmann was an active member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church, chairwoman of many events especially spring luncheons and holiday fairs. She was past president of WELCA. Her church banners, posters, table centerpieces and dollhouses were constant features at church events. She was past president of the Church Council.
Mrs. Lehrmann attended Steinmetz High School and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago.
She worked at the American Medical Association and Guardian Pharmacy.
She was a Girl Scout leader and member of Dever Elementary and Steinmetz High School PTAs; a Dever School minstrel show director and performer; and reunion chairwoman of her Steinmetz 50th reunion. She also was a member of POINT Genealogical Group.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, George; her children, Karen-Sue (Frank) Bucaro of Norridge and Patricia (Chester) Pallohusky; grandchildren, Christopher Bucaro (band director at Giles and Leigh Elementary Schools in Norridge) and Sherry Bucaro, Brian and Sarah Pallohusky; great-granddaughter, Annalisa Bucaro; sister, Serafin DiGiglio; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Overbey.
Visitation was in Cumberland Chapels, Norridge. Funeral service was held on Sept. 16, 2003 in Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Chicago. Burial was in Irving Park Cemetery, Chicago.
Memorials to Rainbow Hospice or Martin Luther Church would be appreciated.

Kathryn Carney
Kathryn (nee Martin) Carney, 91, of Chicago’s Edison Park community, died on March 28, 2001 in Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago.
Mrs. Carney was a supervisor/department head at Sears Roebuck & Co. for 42 years. She was a member of the St. Juliana Friendship Club.
Preceded in death by her husband, William, she is survived by her sister, Rose Marie Martin of Edison Park.
Funeral Mass was celebrated on March 31, 2001 in St. Juliana Catholic Church, Chicago. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove.
Olson/Burke-Sullivan Funeral Home, Chicago, was in charge of arrangements.

Loretta Macek
Loretta E. (nee Urban) Macek, 88, died March 24, 2001 in Chicago. She was a resident of the Alden Northmoor Nursing Centre, and a former resident of Harwood Heights. She was born in Chicago Oct. 14, 1912.
Visitation was held March 26 at the Kolbus Funeral Home, Chicago. Her funeral Mass was held March 27, 2001 at St. Rosalie Catholic Church, Harwood Heights. Burial was at Maryhill Cemetery, Niles.
She was the daughter of Joseph and Rose Urban and was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. and a sister, Virginia (the late Ray) Schlader. She is survived by a son, Thomas (Therese); a grandson, Mark; and a sister, Dorothy (Bernard) Mells.

Mary DeFabio
Mary Agnes DeFabio, 93, of Chicago’s Gladstone Park community, died on July 18, 2002.
She is survived by her son, Leonard (Mary); grandchildren, Ronald, Anthony, Cynthia DeBartolo and Denise Kelioutis. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sophie Talanco.
Visitation was in Kolbus Funeral Home, Chicago. Funeral Mass was celebrated on July 23 in St. Constance Catholic Church, Chicago. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove.

Michael LaRocco
Michael V. LaRocco, 88, of the Foster-Harlem area of Chicago, died on July 24, 2002 at Central Baptist Village, Norridge.
Preceded in death by his wife, Florence, he is survived by his children, Donald (Rosalie), Michael Jr. (Kathy), Philip (Debbie) and Peter (Cheryl); eight grandchildren; and siblings, Stella Dituri, Angelo LaRocco, Sophie (Frank) Gray and Rosemary (Nick) DeFelice.
Visitation was in Kolbus Funeral Home, Chicago. Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Monica Catholic Church, Chicago, on July 27. Burial was in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.
Memorials may be made to Rainbow Hospice, Park Ridge, or Central Baptist Village.

Peter Presmyk
Peter Presmyk, 84, of Chicago’s Northwest Side, died July 25, 2002. Born in Chicago Aug. 8, 1917, he was a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II, and had worked as a lithographer in the printing industry.
Visitation was held Sunday at Colonial-Wojciechowski Funeral Home in Niles. His funeral Mass was Monday at St. Pascal Catholic Church, Chicago. Burial was at Maryhill Cemetery in Niles. Memorials were suggested to the American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association in memory of Adele Presmyk.
Mr. Presmyk was preceded in death by his wife, Adele. He is survived by children: Suzanne (Steven) Schartow, Paul, Janet (Lee) Tharp, Alison Jannotta, Linda Mathis, Mark (Lisa), Christopher (Cathy), Steven (Patty) and Julie Hall; grandchildren Beth (Chris), David, Richard, Christopher, Kevin, Erica, Jared, Alexandra, Christian, Ross, Adrienne, Kelly, Stephanie, Nolan, Laura, Anna, Jacob and Philip.

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