Death Notices from 10-3-13


Bart John Kostrubala
  Bart John Kostrubala D.D.S, 84, of Oak Lawn died Sept. 24 at Christ Hospital. Visitation was held Monday at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home. The funeral was held Tuesday at St. Germaine Church and interment was at Resurrection Cemetery. He was survived by his children, Bart. Jr. (Cindy), Sharon Kostrubala, Gary (Juliet), Craig (Kelly) and Mark.
  Mr. Kostrubala was born in Chicago and worked as a dentist for 54 years.

Suzanne Cure
  Suzanne Cure, 74, of Oak Lawn died last Thursday at Little Company of Mary Hospital. Visitation was Sunday at the Palos-Galdas Funeral Home. The funeral was on Monday at the funeral home and interment was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. She was survived Cecil “Junior” Cure, children Karen Machay, Jeffrey (Ramona) Machay and stepchildren Carl (Cindy) Cure and James Cure.
  Ms. Cure was born in Chicago and worked as a secretary.


Death Notices from 9-12-13

Kenneth A. Sevenberg
  Kenneth A. Sevenberg, 51, who was born in Oak Lawn, died Sunday in Frankfort. Visitation was held Wednesday at Colonial Chapel Orland Park and a memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, at Cavalry Church in Orland Park. A graveside service will be held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, today, at Orland Park Memorial Cemetery.
  Mr. Sevenberg is survived by his daughter, Lia Koning, son Will Sevenberg and sisters Cindy (Ken) Vander Laan and Kim (Bernie) Bukantis. He was the owner and operator of the KAS Plumbing Corporation.

Pearl A. Vanecko

  Pearl A. Vanecko (née Gottschalk) age 95, of San Diego, formerly of Palos Hills. Beloved wife of the late John S. Vanecko; Loving mother of John E. Vanecko (Raelene) and Pearl A. (Philip Sr.) Southwood; Cherished grandmother of Philip Jr. Southwood, Patricia Krolikowski (Adam), Suzanne (Nader) Mortazavi, and the late John A. Vanecko; Great-grandmother of seven; Dear sister of the late Ed Gottschalk, late Alice Davoren, and the late Lillian See; fond aunt to many nieces and nephews. Retired employee of Spiegels and longtime member of Horizons Seniors Club.
  Visitation Wednesday 3:00-9:00 p.m. at Hills Funeral Home, Ltd. 10201 S. Roberts Rd. (8000W) Palos Hills. Funeral Thursday, Chapel Service 10:30 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Info. 708-598-5880 or

DEATH NOTICES from August 29, 2013

Charles F. Busch

  Charles F. Busch, 87, of Palos Hills died Tuesday at Palos Community Hospital.
  Visitation will be held Friday from 3 to 9 p.m. at Schmaedeke Funeral Home in Worth. The funeral will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Church of Palos Hills and burial will be held at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Palos Hills.
  He is survived by his brother, Richard Joseph Busch.
  Mr. Busch was a life-long member of Sacred Heart Church, a member of the Holy Name Society, the Fun Club and New Horizon. He worked for the Pullman Car Company and Crowley-Sheppard Asphalt.
  He was born in Blue Island.

Lois M. Zuro
  Lois M. Zuro, née Sanders, 81, of Chicago Ridge died Aug. 21 at home.
  Visitation will be held Friday as friends and family will gather from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and a memorial service will follow at the Schmaedeke Funeral Home in Worth.
  Mrs. Zuro is survived by children Lorre Norwood and Michael Zuroplus four grandchildren and one great grandchild.
  She was born in Chicago and was a head purchaser for G.E. Railroad.

Paul De Grado
  Paul De Grado, 45, of Palos Hills died Sunday at his home.
  Visitation is today, Thursday, from 9 a.m. until the time of service at noon at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 S. Southwest Highway, Palos Hills. Interment is at Orland Memorial Park Cemetery.
  He is the son of Joseph (Ruth) and Lillian. He is the father of two daughters and the brother of Joseph and Lori Ann.
  He was born in Moline and worked several years with Cardinal Building Maintenance.

DEATH NOTICES from August 22, 2013

Virginia A. Havlin
  Virginia A. Havlin, 92, formerly of Chicago Ridge died Aug. 19 in Burr Ridge.
  She is survived by her children Catherine Radowski, James Havlan, Elaine McKenney, Carol Rante and Mary Sanangelo. She had 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
  A funeral was held Aug. 21 at Our Lady of the Ridge Church in Chicago Ridge and burial was at St. Mary Cemetary in Evergreen Park.
  She was born in Chicago and was a homemaker.

William Tyler
  William Tyler, 82, of Worth died Aug. 12 at home.
  He is survived by his sister, Margaret Cozzone and children William Berlinn and Deborah Lightel.
  Visitation was Aug. 15 at Schmaedeke Funeral Home in Worth and the funeral was Aug. 16 at Sacred Heart Church in Palos Hills. Entombment was at Holy Sepulchre Mausoleum.
  Mr. Tyler was born in Chicago and was a railroad worker.

William M. Gleason
  William M. Gleason, 57, of Evergreen Park died Aug. 7 in Palos Heights.

  He is survived by sisters Diane Worstell, Kathleen (Harold) Saving, Marianne (James) McKevitt, Laura Burke, Elizabeth (Daniel) Duschene and brother Edward Gleason.

  A memorial mass was held was held Aug. 12 at Our Lady of the Woods in Orland Park and there was a private interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
  Mr. Gleason was born in Evergreen Park and worked as a carpenter.

Daniel J. Gust
  Daniel J. Gust. 94, died Aug. 12 in Palos Heights.
  He is survived by his children David (Ruth) Gust, Mary Ann (Ron) Riordon, and Rosemary (Mike) Quinn.
  Visitation was Aug. 15 at the Palos Gaidas Funeral Home in Palos Hills. The feneral was at Sacred Heart Church and entombment was at Resurrection Mausoleum.
  Mr. Gust was born in Toledo and worked as a plant manager.

Death Notices from July 18, 2013

Robert W. Ball
  Robert W. Ball, 59, of Palos Hills, died July 10 at Palos Hospital. Visitation was held July 12 at Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home in Palos Hills. A funeral service was held July 13 at the funeral home. Interment Fairmount Willow Hills Memorial Park.
  Mr. Ball is survived by his mother, Geraldine; his daughters, Tracy and Jessica; and his brother, Ronald.
  Mr. Ball was born in Chicago. He worked in the refrigeration industry as the longtime owner of Climatic Control.

Raymond G. Milnes Sr.
FLAG-PIN  Raymond G. Milnes Sr., 85, of Palos Heights, died on July 14. Visitation was held July 17 at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home in Palos Hills. A funeral mass is scheduled to be held at 9 a.m. today, July 18, at Sacred Heart Church. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth.
  Mr. Milnes is survived by his wife, Maybelle; his sons, Raymond Jr. and Scott; and his eight grandchildren.
  Mr. Milnes was a Navy veteran and spent many years volunteering at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights. He worked in the real estate business.

Diana F. Modjeski
  Diana F. Modjeski, née Jancauskas, 71, of Oak Lawn, died July 4 at Advocate Christ Medical Center. Memorial visitation was held July 13 at Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home in Palos Hills. A funeral service was held the same day at the funeral home.
  Mrs. Modjeski is survived by her sons, Christopher and Todd; her sisters, Celeste Motel and Cindy Braje; and her nephews and nieces.
  Mrs. Modjeski was born in Chicago. She worked in the candy industry.

Frank E. Stramaglia
FLAG-PIN  Frank E. Stramaglia, 83, of Palos Hills, died on July 12. Visitation was held July 17 at the Hills Funeral Home, 10201 S. Roberts Road in Palos Hills. A chapel service is scheduled to be held at 8 p.m. today, July 18, at the funeral home. Interment is private.
  Mr. Stramaglia is survived by his wife, Lillian; his son, Frank Jr.; his daughters, Bettiann and Mary Ann; his sister, Mary; his brothers, Alfred and Don; and his six grandchildren.
  Mr. Stramaglia was a Navy veteran of the Korean War Veteran. He worked with sheet metal and building.