Obituaries

Mary Mirous
B: 1951-01-18
D: 2016-01-30
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Mirous, Mary
Nancy Schreiber
B: 1962-03-12
D: 2015-02-05
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Schreiber, Nancy
William Abbey
B: 1947-03-15
D: 2008-02-11
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Abbey, William
Helen Acevedo
B: 1932-04-25
D: 2012-09-13
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Acevedo, Helen
Joe Acevedo
B: 1930-04-11
D: 2012-10-17
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Acevedo, Joe
Anthony Acevedo
B: 1986-08-23
D: 2014-10-29
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Acevedo, Anthony
Olivia Acevedo
B: 1955-02-09
D: 2017-08-01
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Acevedo, Olivia
Bernard Adams
B: 1933-05-23
D: 2011-05-07
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Adams, Bernard
Claire Adams
B: 1921-09-28
D: 2014-12-27
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Adams, Claire
Barbara Adams
B: 1957-06-03
D: 2015-05-24
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Adams, Barbara
Valente Aguilar
B: 1926-06-21
D: 2017-10-04
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Aguilar, Valente
Maximino Albor
B: 1934-07-29
D: 2016-08-27
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Albor, Maximino
Jose Alcala
D: 2015-02-02
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Alcala, Jose
Hernan Alicea
B: 1959-10-22
D: 2013-02-19
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Alicea, Hernan
Vincent Almanza
B: 1960-06-04
D: 2011-10-06
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Almanza, Vincent
Savannah Amezquita
B: 2015-10-08
D: 2015-10-08
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Amezquita, Savannah
Barbara Anderson
B: 1939-10-19
D: 2013-08-16
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Anderson, Barbara
Mark Anderson
B: 1958-05-30
D: 2014-01-24
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Anderson, Mark
Gerardo Andrade
B: 1988-08-10
D: 2017-09-30
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Andrade, Gerardo
Raul Angeles
B: 1971-08-02
D: 2017-04-26
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Angeles, Raul
Imelda Arambula
B: 1946-10-26
D: 2013-03-05
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Arambula, Imelda

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Julie Dorencz

December 23, 1935 - - December 12, 2017

Julie Dorencz, nee Jacecko, 81, December 12, 2017, longtime resident of of the Southwest side of Chicago--Clearing neighborhood, beloved wife of the late Thomas F. Dorencz; devoted mother of Ken (Janet) Dorencz, Lynette (Mark) Nutter, Mark (Melissa) Dorencz and Thomas (Karen) Dorencz; loving grandmother of Jacob, Amanda, Joseph, Nicole, Ian, Camryn, Devin, Alexandra, Jessica an ...

Rita Soto

September 18, 1947 - - December 11, 2017

Rita M. Soto, nee DeCaro, 70, December 11, 2017, lifelong resident of the southwest side of Chicago, of Clearing neighborhood, dearly beloved wife of Richard Soto, Sr.; devoted mother of Richard Soto, Jr., CPD (Terese, “TC,” CPD) and Robert Soto; loving gamma of Maria Sophia Soto, Richard Soto, III, and Cecelia Pearl Soto; dear sister of Robert (Jeannette) DeCaro and the la ...

Phillip Urasky

February 09, 1926 - - December 11, 2017

Christina Thomas-Wilson

November 30, 1969 - - December 06, 2017

Christina A. Thomas-Wilson, nee Varkalis, C.P.D., 48, December 6, 2017, lifelong resident of the southwest side of Chicago- Garfield Ridge neighborhood, beloved wife of David Wilson and the late Robert Thomas; devoted mother of Robert W. Thomas, David (Jill) Wilson and Denise L. Wilson; proud grandmother of Avery, Mia, and Matthew; loving daughter of Helena A. Varkalis, nee Mar ...

William Swan

August 13, 1987 - - December 01, 2017

William Joseph “Billy” Swan, 30, December 1, 2017, of Crestwood, IL, dearly beloved son of Michelle F. Swan, nee Hisson, and the late David Paul Swan, CCSPD; loving father of Makayla Swan; fond brother of Daniel David Swan; devoted grandson of Frances and the late Martin Hisson, Charles and the late Mary Swan; dear nephew of Martin Hisson, Regina Hisson, Diana (Mike) Schmid ...

James Cameron

November 22, 1942 - - November 30, 2017

James Gordon Cameron, November 30, 2017, formerly of Chicago, Back of the Yards neighborhood, recent 15 years in Wisconsin. Beloved husband of Barbara Cameron, nee Novack. Cherished father of Janette (Daniel) Blake, James Cameron, Joan Cameron and Charlotte Cameron (Jose Alvarado). Proud grandfather of 12, a great grandfather and great-great grandfather of many. James work ...

Israel Vega

December 07, 1949 - - November 29, 2017

Israel Vega, 67, November 29, 2017, longtime resident of the south and southwest sides of Chicago, of Ashburn neighborhood. Beloved husband of the late Mary. Devoted father of Mikey Vega (deceased), Daniel Vega and Willie Vega. Loving grandfather of Willie Vega, Jr., Joel Vega, Cecilia Vega, Mikey Vega, Jr., and O.J. Vega; fond great grandfather of one; dear son of the late Vi ...

Ronald Polchlopek

July 22, 1955 - - November 27, 2017

Ronald Polchlopek, 62, November 27, 2017, lifetime resident of the southwest side of Chicago-of Clearing neighborhood, beloved son of the late Walter and Clara Fein Polchlopek; loving brother of Gary Polchlopek. Resting at CENTRAL CHAPEL, 6158 S. Central Ave., Chicago, IL, where family and friends will gather on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 11 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at ...

Robert Zarach

July 18, 1933 - - November 23, 2017

Robert G. Zarach, 84, November 23, 2017, dearly beloved husband of the late Ann B. Zarach, nee Berzanskis (2009); devoted father of Nancy Ann Zarach, Dr. Robert J. Zarach, D.C., and the late Richard F. Zarach; dear father in law of Ellen Zarach; loving grandfather of Rachel J. and Ryan C. Zarach; preceded in death by parents, August G. and Catherine F. Sikora Zarach; dear uncl ...

Ollie Tanner

July 21, 1930 - - November 22, 2017

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