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Death Notice from 4-17-14

Frank J. Szymakowski
  Frank J. Szymakowski, 92, of Chicago Ridge died April 8 in Hinsdale. Visitation was Sunday at Schmaedeke Funeral Home in Worth. The funeral was Monday at Our Lady of the Ridge Church in Chicago Ridge
  Mr. Szymakowski is survived by his wife, Verlena Szymakowski, daughter Linda La Motre and sister Helen Clark. He was born in Chicago and was a former Chicago Ridge trustee and an electrical technician.

Death Notices from 4-10-14

Rudolph M. Litak
Rudolph M. Litak, 72, died recently. Visitation was Friday at Kosary Funeral Home in Evergreen Park and the funeral was Saturday at St. Bernadette Church. Interment was at Holy Sepulchre.
Mr. Litak was survived by wife Coletta, nee Carik and children Michelle (Michael) Ronquillo, Thomas, Joseph, Mary, Steven, James, Matthew and Richard.

Kathleen Kirchhoff
Kathleen “Kathy” Kirchhoff, nee Bax, 67, of Worth, died Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights. Memorial visitation is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 10 and a service will be held at 1 p.m. the Palos Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 S. Southwest Hwy. in Palos Hills.
Ms. Kirchhoff is survived by her children Carolyn A. (Todd) Baumruk, Michael J. (Jennifer) Bostedo, Krista M. Bostedo and Donald P. Kirchhoff. She was born in Chicago and was a homemaker.

Casimir H. Kott
Casimir H. Kott, 89, formerly of Hickory Hills and living in Las Vegas, died Jan. 2 in Las Vegas. Funeral Mass is at 10 a.m. Saturday At St. Patricia Church in Hickory Hills. Entombment is at Resurrection Garden Mausoleum.
Mr. Kott was survived by wife Marie J. Kott, nee Koscielnicki, daughter Cynthia L. Kott and sister Irene Gregor. He was a World War II Army veteran.

Robert W. Ralston
Robert W. Ralson, 88, formerly of Palos Park, died March 26 in Decatur, Ala. Visitation was March 31 at Schmaedeke Funeral Home and Mass was April 1 at Our Lady of the Woods Church. Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Chicago.
Mr. Ralston is survived by his children John, Maureen Plestina, Patrice Scudella, Robert and David Ralston and his brother, David Ralston. He was born in Chicago and retired from Reynolds Aluminum after 48 years.

Cecelia Racevice
Cecelia Racevice , nee Gaudesus and formerly of Oak Lawn, died March 26 at the Chesterton Health and Emergency Center in Indiana. Visitation was March 28 at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home in Palos Hills. The funeral was March 29 at St. Linus Church and interment was at St. Casimir Lithuanian Cemetery.
Ms. Racevice is survived by daughter Joan (Phil) Dittmann. She was born in Chicago and was a homemaker.

Alice M. Santangelo
Alice M. Santangelo, 84, of Worth died March 29 at the Symphony of Crestwood Senior Care. Visitation was March 31 at Schmaedeke Funeral Home and Mass was April 1 at Sacred Hearth Church in Palos Hills and burial was at St. Mary Cemetery in Evergreen Park.
Ms. Santangelo was survived by children Raymond Neal and Robert Santangelo. She was born in Chicago and was a homemaker.

Anthony V. Skimel
Anthony V. Skimel, 65, of Worth died Friday. Visitation was Monday at Palos Gaidas Funeral Home in Palos Hills, the funeral was Tuesday at Our Lady of the Ridge Church and interment was at St. Casimir Lithuanian Cemetery.
Mr. Skimel as survived by wife Marguerite, nee Kroll and children Michael, Richard, Jacob and Gabriel and sister Theresa (John) Pecosni. He was born in Chicago, worked as a field service technician and was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Charles V. Zito
Charles V. Zito, 91, of Palos Hills died March 30. Visitation was last Friday at Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home in Palos Hills. The funeral was Saturday at Sacred Heart Church and interment was at St. Mary Cemetery.
Mr. Zito is survived by his children Frank (Barbara), Charles (Patricia), Terry (Edward) Arrigoni and Gina (Joe) Bracken. He was born in Chicago and was an operation engineer. He was also a U.S. Coast Guard veteran of World War II.

Death Notice from 3-27-14

Wladyslaw Oblazny
Wladyslaw Oblazny, 91, of Hickory Hills died Monday at Christ Hospital. Visitation was Wednesday and the funeral is at 9 a.m. today, Thursday at Zarzycki Manor Chapel, 8999 S. Archer Ave. in Willow Springs. Mass is at 10 a.m. at Church of Our Lady, Mother of the Church Polish Mission. Interment is at Resurrection Cemetery.
Mr. Oblazny is survived by his wife, Zofia, and children Stanislaw (Teresa), Theresa (Robert) Windoffer and John (Aneta).He was a retired carpenter.

Helen M. Scarberry
  Helen M. Scarberry, nee Naughton, 95, of Palos Hills died Monday at her home. Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 S. Southwest Hwy. , Palos Hills. The funeral is 9 a.m. Friday from the funeral home and 10 a.m. for Mass at Sacred Heart Church. Interment is at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Ms. Scarberry is survived by children John Scarberry, Mary Anne Watson and Kathleen (Al) Urban. Loving grandmother of Sarah (Paul) Judd and April Urban.  She was born in Chicago worked in catalog sales.

Death Notices from 3-20-14

Lloyd J. Heim
Am Flag copy Lloyd J. Heim, 81, of Worth died Monday in Westmont. Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Schmaedeke Funeral Home in Worth. Mass is at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Ridge. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre.
  Mr. Heim was survived by his children Jim (Lisa) Heim, Kathy (Pete) Hamot and Michael Heim and his borthers and sisters Dorothy Waschuck, Elaine (Ed) Maurer and Lorraine Klem. He was born in Escawaba, Mich., was a diesel mechanic and a veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Mary E. O’Connell
  Mary E. O’Connell, née Cooper, 71, of Palos Hills died Friday at home. Visitation was Tuesday at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home in Palos Hills. The funeral was Wednesday at Sacred Heart Church. Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery.
  Ms. O’Connell was survived by Eileen (Stan) Jones, Timothy (Kristen), Thomas (Lynn) and Mary Ann DiDio. She was born in Chicago and worked in the manufacturing industry.

William "Bill" White

William “Bill” White
83, of Lowell, IN, passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2014.  Survived by his wife, Marilyn, children, Tom, Jeff (Shari), both of Lowell, IN and Tim of Palos Heights, IL, grandsons, Ryan (Lindsey) and Brendan and sister, Mary Ruth Mitchanis of Homer Glen, IL. Preceded in death by daughter-in-law Aggie.  Bill was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War and member of the VFW #3580 in Blue Island.  Cremation will precede a Gathering and Dinner, Saturday, March 15th from 4:30-6:30 at Dick’s Restaurant, St. John, IN.  Services provided by Sheets Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 604 E. Commercial Ave. in Lowell, IN.  www.sheetsfuneral.com