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Death Notice from 10-23-14

 

William C. Krachey
William M. Krachey, 90, of Worth, died Oct. 6 in his home. Funeral services were private.
Mr. Krachey is survived by his wife, Willie Krachey; children Betty Krachey, Debbie (Glen) Waszak, Kathy (Rich) Lamonto and William James Krachey and sisters Maxine Erickson and Betty Glover. Mr. Krachey was born in North Dakota and worked for several years as a truck driver.

Irene C. Norbut
Irene C. Norbut, 91, died Oct. 15 at Palos Community Hospital.Visitation and funeral services were held at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home in Palos Hills. Interment was at Lithuanian National Cemetery.
Mrs. Norbut is survived by her husband, Ben and daughter Carol (Anthony) Giedraitis. A Palos Hills resident, Mrs. Norbut was involved in many Lithuanian philanthropic organizations and spent many years in the healthcare profession, as a social worker. She was born in Chicago.

 

Kenneth “Kenny” L. Gill
In Loving Memory of Dr. Kenneth “Kenny” L. Gill, aged 89, of Palos Hills, IL, passed away surrounded by his family on October 4th, 2014. Born June 13th, 1925, the first of nine children to Jesse A. Gill (nee Smith) of Ironwood, MI, & William Gill of Cornwall England. His warmhearted, resilient spirit lives on through: his beloved wife and eternal companion of 69 years, Marilyn R. Gill; their 5 children: David Gill (Richard Quigley), Judy Gill-Ordonez (Peter), Bruce Gill, Keith Gill, and Nancy Konior (Raymond); 6 grandchildren: Kristyna Konior (Dave), Elizabeth Cleland (Ben), Tony Ordoñez, Chandler Gill (Courtney), Kate Konior, Jessi Ordoñez; 3 Great-Grandchildren: Tidus, Elise, and Talon Gill; & Niece Kimberly Bogusz nee Olson (Brian).
During his life, Kenneth earned one of few existing Eagle Scout medals and Served as a navigator in the WWII Army Air Forces as Second Lieutenant. After graduating in 1952 from UIC College of Medicine, Dr. Gill worked on staff at St. Francis Hospital in Blue Island IL and provided family medical care to residents for 41 years at his family practice in the village of Worth, IL.
A well-respected physician, Dr. Gill achieved Charter Membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians. In addition to his pursuits as a devoted husband, father, and doctor, Kenneth’s passion for rose gardening propelled him to grow 125 rose plants at one time while living in Palos Park—a pursuit for which he earned many blue ribbons. Kenneth possessed a rare love for giving to others without ever expecting anything in return. He uplifted others through his distinct, witty British humor and inspired others through his ambitious, perseverant, and generous spirit. As such, he created timeless memories for his loved ones as a devoted and exceptionally loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, brother, doctor, and friend—an unforgettable soul.
Kenneth’s family honored his life & memory Monday, at The Palos Park Presbyterian Church, located at: 12312 S 88th Ave, Palos Park, IL 60464. A slideshow of photos was displayed for viewing.

 

 

Death Notice from 10-2-14

SUSAN J. CROSBY

Susan J. Crosby, 72, of Palos Park, died last Wednesday in her home. Visitation was held Sunday at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home in Palos Hills. The funeral Mass was Monday at Our Lady of the Ridge Church in Chicago Ridge. Interment was Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth.
Mrs. Crosby is survived by children Vivian (Peter) Recchia, Daniel and Jeffrey (Athena) and sister Vivian (Frank) Waldron. Mrs. Crosby was born in Chicago and worked as a nurse, including many years of service at Misericordia in Chicago.

GERALD P. HOMAN
Gerald P. Homan, 53, of Palos Hills, died last Wednesday at Palos Community Hospital. Visitation was held Monday at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home in Palos Hills. The funeral Mass was scheduled for Tuesday at St. Alexander Church in Palos Heights. Interment was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth.
Mr. Homan is survived by his wife, Cynthia; children Nicholas (Tina), Melissa (Josue) Santos, Andrew, Emily and Michael and sisters Mary Kay (Frank) Slotkus, Donna (Kevin) Walsh and Sue (the late James) Ryan. Mr. Homan was born in Chicago and spent many years in the working in the elevator industry.

DONALD E. MARTIN
FLAG-PINDonald E. Martin, 80, formerly of Worth died Friday at the Manor Care West Nursing Home in Palos Heights . Visitation was held Monday at Van Henkelum Funeral Home Funeral Home in Palos Heights. A funeral Mass was held Tuesday at St. Alexander Church in Palos Heights. Burial was at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.
Mr. Martin was survived by his wife, Mary Catherine Martin, and children Suzanne Vanderhyden, Donald, Dennis, Gerald and Thomas Martin. He was born in Chicago, worked as a parts manager for auto dealerships and was a volunteer for the Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno.

DONALD J. PROCHASKA
FLAG-PINDonald J. Prochaska, 75, of Plainfield and a former Hickory Hills resident, died Sept. 22 at Seasons Hope Hospice in Naperville. Visitation was Thursday at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home in Palos Hills. A funeral Mass was held Friday at St. Patricia Church in Hickory Hills. Interment was at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Prochaska is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judi; children Darren (Christine) and Brian (Marisa). Mr. Prochaska was born in Chicago and spent several years in the printing industry.

 

Death Notices from 9-25-14

Ann Marie Ardolino
  Ann Marie Ardolino, 100, of Palos Park, died Sept. 15 in Palos Heights. Visitation was Sunday at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home. Funeral services were Monday at Sacred Heart Church in Palos Hills followed by entombment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

  She is survived by her daughter, Mary Stakenas and son, Michael. Mrs. Ardolino worked for several years as correctional officer with the Cook County Sheriff’s Department. She was a member of the St. Richard Golden Agers.

Lois C. Kraus
  Lois C. Kraus, 81, of Evergreen Park, died recently. Visitation was held Friday at Kosary Funeral Home in Evergreen Park. Funeral services were held Saturday at Most Holy Redeemer Church followed by interment at Resurrection Cemetery.
  Mrs. Kraus is survived three children, Paul, Stephen and Catherine and sisters Elaine, Collette, Janice and Linda.

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.