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Death Notices from 9-18-14

Theola B. Nastav
  Theola B. Nastav, 89, died Sept. 1 in Palos Hills. Visitation and Mass were held Saturday at the Sacred Heart Church in Palos Hills. Interment will be held at a later date at Holy Cross Cemetery.
  Ms. Nastav was survived by her son, Edward, Jr. She was born in Chicago and worked as a school secretary.

Donald J. Pacourek
Am Flag copy  Donald J. Pacourek, 83, of Palos Hills died Sept. 9 at his home. Visitation was last Thursday at the Palos Gaidas Funeral Home in Palos Hills, and the funeral was Friday at Sacred Heart Church in Palos Hills. Interment was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
  Mr. Pacourek was survived by his son, Donald. Jr. He was born in Chicago, worked as a Chicago police officer and was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

Death Notice from 9-11-14

Julia H. Kosek
  Julia H. Kosek (née Mazur), 91, of Chicago Ridge, died Sept. 1 at Lexington Healthcare in Chicago Ridge. Visitation was last Thursday at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home in Palos Hills. Funeral services were Friday at the funeral home. Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery.
  Mrs. Kosek is survived by children Ronald and Jill (the late Patrick) Carey; brother Stanley Mazur and sister Sophie Tokarz. She worked for several years at Continental Can and World’s Finest Chocolate in Chicago.

Death Notice from 8-21-14

Ernest S. Gregory
Am Flag copy  Ernest S. Gregory, 90, of Palos Hills died Aug. 12 at home. Visitation was Monday at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home in Palos Hills and the funeral was Tuesday at Sacred Heart Church. Interment was at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.
  Mr. Gregory was survived by Loretta (née Bucher) and children Douglae (Merrilie), Bradley, Kurth and Amy (Steve) Frankel. He was born in Chicago, was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and worked as a building engineer with Crooks Terminal Warehouse in Bedford Park.

Death Notice from 8-14-14

Joseph “Bud “ Marek
  Joseph “Bud” Marek of Oak Lawn died Friday. Visitation was held Tuesday at Kubina-Tybor Funeral Directors in Oak Lawn and funeral services were Wednesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
  Mr. Marek was survived by Nancy Marek (née Kavanagh) and children Dawn (Steve) Webster, Jennifer (Marty) Bittner, Michael (Erin) Haak and Justin (Kim) Haak.

Death Notice (from 7-31-140

Janet (Ruzich) Becker
  Janet (Ruzich) Becker, 80, of Chicago Ridge died last July 10 in Winter Haven, Fla. Visitation was July 15 at the Colonial Chapel in Orland Park and the funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of the Ridge in Chicago Ridge. The internment was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
  Ms. Becker, known to many as “Toots,” was survived by her husband, Eugene T. “Gene” Becker and children Gregory (Kimberly) Becker and Anita (Larry) Knipper. She was born in Johnston City and was a bank officer.
  (This notice was reprinted correcting errors from the July 17 edition).

Leonard D. Engberg
  Leonard D. Engberg, 88, of Worth died July 23 at Silver Cross Hospital. Visitation was held Sunday at Schmaedeke Funeral Home in Worth and the service was held Monday at St. Mark Lutheran Church. Burial was held at Oak Hill.
  Mr. Engberg was survived by Delores “Dodie” Olson and children Beth (Rob) Johnson, Douglas (Karen), Paul (Jackie), and Craig (Kerry). He was born in Chicago and was an electrician.