Miscellaneous Cook County, Illinois Obituaries - 1998


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Fred O. Moeller, loving husband of Lydia; loving father of Margie (Terry) Tingley, Lewis (Colleen), Paul (JoAnne), Christine (Terry) Poyner and Janet Moeller; proud grandfather of Kim, Derek, Hilary Tingley, Jon, Woody, Rachel, Nora, Leslie and Paul Moeller Jr., Erin and Kaitlin Poyner. Dear brother of Louis (Patricia) Moeller. Visitation Monday 4 to 9 p.m. with service 8 p.m. Interment private. 773-736-3833 

Mary K. McFarland Schwab, beloved wife of the late John F.; loving mother of Rev. Thomas E. Schwab, William J. (Estelle), Charles L. (Mary Joe) and the late George L. (Ruth); fond grandmother of 12; great-grandmother of 21. Lying in state at Our Lady of Hope Church, Rosemont, IL. Tuesday, July 8, from 3 p.m. till time of mass 8 p.m. Graveside services Wednesday at Holy Name Cemetery, Wilmot, WI, at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Wings Of Hope. Info: Severino Funeral Directors, 847-518-1014. 

Shirley White Roth, 74, died of cancer at Glenbrook Hospital, Glenview, IL, on July 6, 1997. A long-time resident of the North Shore, she grew up in Winnetka, graduated from New Trier High School, and attended Northwestern University. She is the daughter of the late Meredith Dunbar White and Gertrude Thorson White. She is the mother of Richard J. Roth Jr., Alexander D. Roth, Regina S. Roth, Nancy Roth Grieb and Michael H. Roth. Her grandchildren are Elsa Roth, Justin Roth, Karen Grieb, Paula Grieb, Steven Roth, Amanda Roth and Douglas Roth. Family and friends will gather for a memorial service at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9, at the William H. Scott Funeral Chapel, 1104 Waukegan Rd., Glenview, IL. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL. 

Leonard Goldman, 88, beloved husband of Bertha ''Buddy''; cherished father of William (Judi), Louis (Sharon) and Mark (Dale); dearest grandfather of Michael (Karla), Robert (Anne), Deborah (James) Milling, Scott, Russell, Keith and Deron and great-grandfather of five; fond brother of Hattie Oratowski. Services 1 p.m., Wednesday at The Piser Chapel, 9200 N. Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Interment at Westlawn Cemetery, Norridge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Anti-Defamation League, 309 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60606. Info, 847-679-4740. 

Robert M. Vladova, age 73, US Army Vet eran WWII, late of Crestwood, formerly of Chicago, passed away Friday, July 4, 1997. Graduate of St. Joseph College of Rensalear, IN, member of Club Sinj and Gabrick Boosters, cherished son of late Boze and late Margaret, nee Matulica; devoted father of Robert Alan Vladova, Frederick Michael (Judie) Vladova and Samuel George Vladova; loving brother of Frances (Vincent) Curkov and late Frank Vladova; dear friend of Letty Zabilka; fond uncle of numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, July 9, 1997, at 9:45 a.m. from Blake-Lamb Bridgeport Funeral Home, 544 W. 31st St., Chicago, to St. Jerome Croatian Catholic Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 2 until 9 p.m. Please omit flowers. 312-791-0100. 

Published Saturday, February 15, 1997
 James F. Cullerton, 70, of Woodstock, died Wednesday in the Memorial Medical Center in Woodstock. He was in the Army Air Forces in World War II. He was the owner and operator of Suburban Construction Co. in Schaumburg for more than 30 years. Mr. Cullerton was also employed by the McHenry County Board of Review in Woodstock. He is survived by his wife, Bette; four daughters, Colleen Dunkel, Catherine Munch, Carolynne M. Cullerton and Candyce Gearheart; a son, John; a sister; and seven grandchildren. Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 Lincoln Ave., Woodstock. 

Published Sunday, February 2, 1997
Phillip J. McMahon Sr., 65, a longtime employee of Lucent Technologies and Marine veteran, died Thursday at home in Hanover Park. Survivors include his wife, Sheila; three daughters, Kelley Drozdowski, Sheila Hillier and Kathleen; five sons, Phillip Jr., Patrick, Timothy, Terrence and Michael; two sisters; and two grandchildren. Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Marcelline Catholic Church, 822 S. Springinsguth Rd., Schaumburg. 

Gary W. Osborne, 37 
Published December 8, 1996 
Gary W. Osborne, 37, associate counsel with the law office of Jobin & Flynn, was president of the Southport Neighbors Association. 
A resident of the Southport area, he died Tuesday in Northwestern Memorial Hospital. "Gary was both genteel and very mannerly," said George M. Otto Jr., a friend. "He was very careful about what he did and how he did things both socially and in his work." 
A 1980 graduate of Streamwood High School, he earned bachelor's and law degrees from DePaul University. 
Mr. Osborne was a trial attorney with his firm and was involved in a number of its important cases. He also served on four committees of the Chicago Bar Association. 
As president of the Southport Neighbors Association, Mr. Osborne was involved in administering the North Southport Special Conservation District. He also created the Planning and Development Committee to review all proposed building developments. 
Survivors include his wife, MaryAnn; a son, Matthew; his mother, Ada Hahn; a sister; and two brothers. 
A memorial service will begin at 6 p.m. Monday in Anderson Hall at Fourth Presbyterian Church, Michigan Avenue and Delaware Place, Chicago. 

Angeline Kuczaj 
Published: Thursday, November 28, 1996 
Angeline Kuczaj, 101, a longtime resident of Chicago and a former cook for St. Turibius' and St. Hubert's rectories in Chicago and Hoffman Estates, respectively, died Tuesday in Oak Lawn. Born in Poland, Mrs. Kuczaj immigrated to Chicago in 1910, but soon after ran away to Montana to earn enough to repay her $35 steerage passage to family members. She worked in Montana as one of the first "Harvey Girl" waitresses at Fred Harvey Restaurants, famous railroad station eateries. She moved back to Chicago, where she was married in 1913 and mothered nine children. "She was a strong, strong woman," said her son Stanley Kuchay. Other survivors include a son Michael Kuchay; 14 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 21 great-great-grandchildren; and a great-great-great-grandchild. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday in Zarzycki Manor Chapels, 5088 S. Archer Ave., Chicago. Mass will be said at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Germaine Catholic Church, 4240 W. 98th St., Oak Lawn. 

Vincent Janis Jr. 
Published: Wednesday, November 27, 1996 
Vincent Janis Jr., 69, longtime vice president of sales and service for Hunter Automated Machinery Corp. in Schaumburg, died Saturday at his home in Batavia. A native of Chicago, Mr. Janis served with the Army Air Force in the Far East during and after World War II. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Engineering in 1951, after which he began his career with the central foundry division of General Motors. He went on to serve as vice president of Hunter Automated Machinery for 26 years. He is survived by wife, Phyllis; three sons, David, Douglas and Gregory; two brothers; and nine grandchildren. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in United Methodist Church of Geneva, 211 Hamilton St., Geneva. 

Robert P. Ewing, 71, a founding director of Chicago's John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and retired chairman of Bankers Life and Casualty Co.; the foundation, one of the nation's largest, was created in 1978 after the death of John MacArthur; Nov. 15, in his Wilmette home. 
Published: Sunday, November 24, 1996 

Nancy Florsheim Goldberg, 74, founder and owner of Maxim's de Paris in the Astor Tower hotel; opening it in 1963, she made the Chicago restaurant the first offshoot of its famous sister in France; she was the wife of architect Bertrand "Bud" Goldberg, who designed the hotel, Marina City and other Chicago structures; Nov. 12, in Northwestern Memorial Hospital. 
Published: Sunday, November 24, 1996 

Larry Downing, 57, vice president of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and head of its nine-state Midwest Territory with offices in Des Plaines; Nov. 19, killed with 13 other people in the crash of a United Express commuter plane and a private aircraft on a runway of the Quincy airport. 
Published: Sunday, November 24, 1996 

Abdus Salam, 70, theoretical physicist who shared the 1979 Nobel Prize for physics for pioneering work on unifying two of the forces governing the behavior of matter the electromagnetic force and the weak nuclear force; the son of Punjabi peasants, he taught for 36 years at London's Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine; in 1964, he founded the International Center for Theoretical Physics in Italy; Nov. 21, in Oxford, England.
Published: Sunday, November 24, 1996 

Virginia Cherrill Martini, 88, actress who made her screen debut as the blind flower girl in Charlie Chaplin's silent classic "City Lights" (1931) and who was married to Cary Grant in 1933-35; born on a farm in Carthage, Ill., she was discovered by Chaplin as the two sat beside each other at a boxing match; Nov. 14, in Santa Barbara, Calif
Published: Sunday, November 24, 1996 . 

Ray Blanton, 66, former Tennessee governor (1975-79) who was ousted from office three days before the end of his term in a cash-for-clemency scandal and sent to prison in 1981 for taking a payoff for a liquor license; Nov. 22, in Jackson, Tenn., of liver disease as he waited for a possible organ transplant.
Published: Sunday, November 24, 1996 

Miriam Parke Christopher, 86, a 30-year volunteer at the Chicago Unit of Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic; she served five days a week for 17 years as its studio director; honored in 1995 with the United Way Heart of Gold award, she characteristically refused to take time away from her volunteer work for the ceremony; Nov. 19, in Rush North Shore Hospital, Skokie.
Published: Sunday, November 24, 1996 

Chuck Howard, 63, who won 11 Emmy awards as a producer at ABC Sports, where he worked from 1960 to 1986 and helped the network cover nine Olympics, the Super Bowl, World Series, British Open, Kentucky Derby, Indianapolis 500 and NCAA football; after leaving ABC, he became executive producer at Trans World International; Nov. 21, in Pound Ridge, N.Y., of brain cancer.
Published: Sunday, November 24, 1996 

George R. Bell Sr., 84, retired chairman and former owner of Brand Service Centers Inc. in Waukegan; he also had been president (1950-77) and later chairman of Burgess Vibrocrafters Inc., a Grayslake manufacturer of small appliances and tools; Nov. 17, at Friendship Village, Schaumburg.
Published: Sunday, November 24, 1996 

John A. Alexander, 75, founder, president and chief designer of the engineering firm of J. Alexander & Associates; he was a top designer of electrical control systems used in steel mills and major manufacturing operations throughout the world; during World War II, he was a B-26 bomber pilot and was shot down on Christmas Day 1944 in the Battle of the Bulge; Nov. 18, in Hinsdale
Published: Sunday, November 24, 1996 . 

Charlie Neal, 65, former Los Angeles Dodgers infielder who was a star of the 1959 World Series, in which the Dodgers defeated the White Sox as he hit .370 with two doubles, two homers and six RBIs; in his eight years in the major leagues, he had a career batting average of .259; Nov. 18, in Dallas, of heart failure.
Published: Sunday, November 24, 1996 

Harry Bardt, 97, prominent banker who helped launch the nation's first widely accepted credit card and who served on the board of the Los Angeles Dodgers since 1967 and as the team's treasurer (1975-80); in the 1950s, he chaired the group that launched BankAmericard, known today as Visa; Nov. 15, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Published: Sunday, November 24, 1996 

John "Terry" Rohan Nelson, 54, longtime public and private grade and high school teacher who often volunteered as a coach at Horner Park, Gompers Park, Chicago Boys Club, St. Hillary Grade School and St. Benedict Grade School; Nov. 16, in St. Francis Hospital, Evanston, of complications from diabetes.
Published: Sunday, November 24, 1996 

Frank J. Krieps 
Published: Sunday, October 27, 1996 
Frank J. Krieps, 66, a prominent leader in the Chicago plastics industry, died Saturday in Evanston Hospital. Mr. Krieps, a resident of Roselle, founded ADMO Inc., a custom plastic injection molding company in Schaumburg. He also managed the plastics division at Container Corp. of America, Gerde Foundation Inc. and National Lock Corp. Mr. Krieps served on the board of directors for the Society of Plastics Industry and as an officer for the Chicago and Rockford chapters of the Society of Plastic Engineers. Survivors include his wife, Pearl; two daughters, Jacqueline Schattner and Michele Anderson; a son, Matthew; his mother, Lucie Krupa; and five grandchildren. Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Walter's Catholic Church, 140 W. Pine Ave., Roselle. 

Dr. James Carroll 
Published: Monday, October 7, 1996 
Dr. James Carroll, 77, former chief surgeon for the Chicago Police Department, died Friday in Friendship Village in Schaumburg. A staff member at Mercy Hospital for many years, Dr. Carroll was the department's chief surgeon from 1965 to 1981. As a U.S. Navy lieutenant, he served in World War II and the Korean War. Dr. Carroll is survived by his wife, Catherine. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and a prayer service will be held at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday in Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, 330 W. Golf Rd., Schaumburg, followed by Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Hubert Catholic Church, 729 Grand Canyon Pkwy., Hoffman Estates. 

Dr. John Cywinski 
Published: Tuesday, October 1, 1996 
Dr. John Cywinski, 62, a pediatrician, died Saturday in St. Joseph's Medical Center in South Bend, Ind. A Lake in the Hills resident, Dr. Cywinski practiced in Hoffman Estates and was on staff at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge and Columbia Hoffman Estates Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Sue; four daughters, Susan, Kathleen Whitacre, Cindy Perrino and Julie Dougherty; a son, John; two sisters; and seven grandchildren. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m.Tuesday in Glueckert Funeral Home, 1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd. Mass will be said at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Maryville Academy's Marion Chapel. 

Marcia L. Hudak 
Published: Tuesday, September 17, 1996 
Marcia L. Hudak, 37, who devoted her life to her family and her husband's parish at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Schaumburg, died Friday at her home after a battle with cancer. Born in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick, Mrs. Hudak grew up in Montreal and later lived in southwestern Minnesota. She graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., magna cum laude, with a dual degree in history-political science and elementary education. After graduation, she taught 8th grade in Streator. In 1983 she was married by her father, Rev. Frederik Jensen, to another Lutheran pastor in Streator, Rev. David Hudak. In 1992, the Hudaks moved to Schaumburg and St. Peter. Mrs. Hudak became involved in the 3,000-member congregation as a substitute teacher for St. Peter School. In addition to her husband and father, she is survived by her mother, Janice Jensen; two sons, Timothy and Stephen; a brother and a sister. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 208 E. Schaumburg Rd., Schaumburg. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter. 

Paul Robert Uczen 
Published: Saturday, September 14, 1996 
Paul Robert Uczen, 48, a Chicago native, died Thursday in Condell Medical Center in Libertyville apparently of a heart attack. Mr. Uczen, a Mundelein resident for the last 18 years, was a design engineer for IBM Advantis Corp. in Schaumburg. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne; two daughters, Amanda and Elizabeth; a son, Joseph; his father, Karol Uczen; and a sister. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday in Burnett-Dane funeral home, 120 W. Park Ave., Libertyville. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

Charles A. Malcheski 
Published: Wednesday, August 7, 1996 
Charles A. Malcheski, 61, of Schaumburg, a retired shipping clerk for Bruce Offset Printing in Elk Grove Village, died Monday in Hoffman Estates Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Theresa; two sons, Cary and Christopher; two daughters, Elizabeth Graham and Jennifer Harrington; a brother; and six grandchildren. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral Home, 330 W. Golf Rd., Schaumburg. Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Hubert Catholic Church, 729 Grand Canyon, Hoffman Estates.

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