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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.

Death Notice from 7-24-14

William M. Dorsey
  William M. Dorsey, 78, of Worth died July 8 at home. The visitation was held July 13 at Schmaedeke Funeral Home in Worth. The funeral Mass was held July 14 at Sacred Heart Church in Palos Hills.
  Mr. Dorsey was survived by stepchildren Esmeralda (Joe) Uribe, Linda Maizonet and Rosa Maizonet.

Larry D. Hamersly
  Larry D. Hamersly, 71, of Chicago Ridge died July 12 in Oak Lawn. Funeral services were private.
  Mr. Hamersly was survived by children Larry Hamersly and stepchildren Richard Agee, Debbie Sciuchetti and Tina De Stefano. He was born in Washington, Ind., and was a mechanic.

Jacqueline A. Rocke
  Jacqueline A. Rocke, née Arends, 77, of Worth died July 7 at home. Services were private.
  Ms. Rocke is survived by children Christopher Rocke and Jorrie (Gary) Gresko. She was born in Gibson City and was a volunteer at Palos Community Hospital.

Janet Vaillancour
  Janet Vaillancour, 75, of Worth died July 9 in Oak Lawn. Visitation was July 13 at Schmaedeke Funeral Home in Worth. The funeral was held July 13 at the funeral home. Burial was private.
  Ms. Vaillancour was born in Chicago and was self-employed in furniture manufacturing.

Death Notices from July 17, 2014

Janet (Ruzich) Becker

Janet (Ruzich) Becker, 80, of Chicago Ridge died last Thursday in Winter Haven, Fla. Visitation was Tuesday at the Colonial Chapel in Orland Park and the funeral Mass was held Wednesday at Our Lady of the Ridge in Chicago Ridge and the internment was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Ms. Becker 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.

Thomas J. Czyzewski

Thomas J. Czyzewski, 68, of Hickory Hills died Monday at Christ Hospital. Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, at the Palos-Gaidis Funeral Home, 11028 S. Southwest Highway in Palos Hills. The funeral Mass is at 10 a.m., Friday at Sacred Heart Church. Interment is at Resurrection Cemetery.

Mr. Czyzewski was survived by siblings Maryann (Raymond) and Dybala and Bernardine (Ron) Lowell. He was born in Chicago and worked as a printer.

Dorothy “Dee” Fortina

Dorothy “Dee” Fortina (née Raske), 87 of Palos Hills, died July 9 at home. Visitation was Wednesday at the Palos-Gaidis Funeral Home in Palos Hills and the funeral is at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, at the Sacred Heart Church.

Ms. Fortina was born in Chicago and worked as a legal secretary.

Agnes Wittenmeier

Agnes Wittenmeier, 100, formerly of Palos Hills died Friday in Lemont. Visitation is Friday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 S. Southwest Hwy in Palos Hills. The mass is Saturday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. Intermet is at St. Mary Cemetery.

Ms. Wittenmeier was survived by children Mary Frances (Jim) Goetz, Fred (Therese) and Marty (Sue).

She was born in Chicago and was a homemaker.

Death Notices 6-19-14

Joyce L. Demblon
  Joyce L. Demblon, 76, formerly of Worth died on March 31 at home in Indio Cal. Services were held in Phoenix Ariz. in June 5.
  Ms. Demblon was survived by her children Janice (Jim) Corey and Cathy Cissna. She was born in San Diego.

Rose Sorci
  Rose Sorci, née Vendetti, 90, of Worth, died Monday at Palos Hospital. Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 S. Southwest Highway in Palos Hills. The funeral is 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Ridge Church. Interment is at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
  Ms. Sorci is survived by Anthony Louis (Rosie), Rita Marie (James B.) Planey, Donna Rose Sorci and Gregory Peter. She was born in Chicago, worked in sales and was an artist, comedy writer and poet.

Helen C. Thompson
  Helen C. Thompson, née Chrisos, 91, of Evergreen Park dies June 10. Services were private and arrangements were made by Kosary Funeral Home.

Madeleine Ziska
  Madelaine Ziska, née Enderby, 83, of Palos Hills died June 10 at home. Memorial Mass was Saturday at Sacred Heart Church in Palos Hills.
  Ms. Ziska was survived by children James (Patricia) and Bill (Barbara) Ziska. She was born in Chicago and was a teacher at St. Albert the Great School in Burbank.