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Edward A. Slenk Sr.

Edward A. Slenk Sr., 80, of Worth, died Aug. 1, at Salem Village Nursing Home in Joliet. Visitation was held at Schmaedeke Funeral Home in Worth on Aug. 6. A funeral service was held at the funeral home on Aug. 6. Burial was at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.

Mr. Slenk is survived by his son, Edward Jr.; his daughters, Sharon Hargrove, Debra Senyard and Sandra Laxner; his sister, Stella Litke; and four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mr. Slenk was born in Cicero.

Henry Baillie

Henry Baillie, 88, of Oak Lawn, died July 19, at Bellflower, Calif. A memorial service was held at Christ Lutheran Church in Oak Lawn on Aug. 18.

Mr. Baillie is survived by his sons, Bruce, Jim, Dwight and George; his daughters, Jean and Diane; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mr. Baillie was a retired engineer for U.S. Steel. He was a World War II veteran and had served as a tank mechanic. He was active with Boy Scout programs and the Oak Lawn School Board.

Florence F. Balachowski

Florence F. Balachowski, 83, of Palos Hills, died Aug. 12. Visitation was held at Schmaedeke Funeral Home in Worth on Aug. 15 preceding a funeral Mass offered at Our Lady of the Ridge Church in Chicago Ridge. Burial was private.

Mrs. Balachowski is survived by her son, Thomas Balachowski; her daughters, Andrea Matarazzo and Donna Balachowski; and six grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren.

Mrs. Balachowski was born in Chicago. She was a retired supervisor for a telephone company.

John M. Birmingham

John M. (Jack) Birmingham, 77, of Oak Lawn, died Aug. 13. Visitation held at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home in Oak Lawn on Aug. 15. A funeral Mass was offered at St. Germaine Church in Oak Lawn on Aug. 16. Burial was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth.

Mr. Birmingham is survived by his wife, Patricia; his son Kevin; and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Birmingham was born in Chicago. He was a retired engineer for the telephone company. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.