Charles Evans Gerber of Chicago
Charles Evans Gerber, a nationally recognized attorney and founding
partner of the Chicago law firm of Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg, died suddenly
in Venice, Italy on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998. Mr. Gerber had been undergoing
cancer treatment in Europe. He was 56 years old. A lifelong Chicagoan,
Mr.Gerberwas well-known as a leading expert in securities law, corporate
restructuring and mergers and acquisitions.` He was among the best corporate
and securities lawyers in the country,' said his longtime colleague and
partner Phillip M. Kayman.`Charles' legal abilities, coupled with his practical
business sense, loyalty and genuine warmth made him both a great partner
and a great lawyer' echoed founding partner Marshall Eisenberg.` His personality
is forever stamped on this firm and he has left behind a great legacy.'
Both gentleman added that Mr. Gerber was a compassionate human being who
was loved dearly by his colleagues and will be sorely missed, both personally
and professionally. Business leaders from around the nation remember Mr.
Gerber not just as the tough negotiator and formidable opponent he could
be, but for the man he was - a rare and unique individual who prioritized
personal relationships above business pursuits.` Chuck played an important
role in the life of our family,' said Jay Pritzker, representing the Pritzker
family. `He was more than a lawyer, he was a true counselor - a unique
being - both fun and a brilliant attorney. But more importantly,
he was a wonderful friend.' `He was both an extraordinary advisor and a
talented lawyer,' recollected real estate magnate Sam Zell. `He will
be sorely missed.' `A blend of business acumen, creative genius and
a passion for what was right made him the consummate lawyer,' remembered
close personal friend Rob O'Leary, CEO of Premier, Inc., a leading health
care provider.`His buoyant spirit and capacity to love made him a remarkable
father, husband and a fiercely loyal friend.' Former Ticketmaster CEO Fred
Rosen stated, `Charles was a man's man - a man who knew the meaning of
being a friend.His biggest joy was his family, and the world will not be
as interesting without him.' Mr. Gerber distinguished himself early
on as a student at Southern Methodist University,where he graduated with
honors. He then went on to obtain a law degree from the University of Illinois,
where he was editor-in-chief of the Law Review and graduated second in
his class.In recent years, he served on the Board of Governors of the University
of Illinois School of Law. In 1986, after a 20-year career as one of Chicago's
most respected lawyers, he founded Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg where,
along with his colleagues, he built the firm from 35 attorneys to 117,
becoming one of the country's preeminent law firms.
Chester J. Bobrowicz of Naperville
Services for Chester J. Bobrowicz, 78, will begin at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday,
at Friedrich Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, and continue
with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m., at Sts. Peter & Paul
Church, 26 N. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Born Aug.29, 1920, in Chicago,
he died Thursday, Oct.8, 1998, at Community Convalescent Center, Naperville.
Interment will be in Assumption Cemetery, Wheaton. A resident of Naperville
since 1992, Mr. Bobrowicz was raised on Chicago's South Side. After
graduating from Tilden Technical High School, he entered the Civilian Conservation
Corps and performed public works projects in the Midwest during the Great
Depression. He later served in the Army during World War II in the
European theater. Mr. Bobrowicz was employed by Blatz Brewery in Chicago.
He moved to Park Forest in 1977 and lived there until 1992 when he moved
to Naperville. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Park
Forest and was an activemember of New Horizons, a Naperville seniors group.
Surviving are his daughter, Karen (Thomas) Perry of Naperville; grandchildren,
William and Kevin Eichorst of Naperville; brother, Bruno (Marilyn) Bobrowicz
of Mokena, Ill.; sister, Gene (Joseph) Thomas of South Holland; and many
nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Bobrowicz
(nee Olszanowski); parents, Vincent and Mary (nee Godowska) Bobrowicz;
and brother, Alfons Bobrowicz. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday,
at the funeral home. Memorials in Mr. Bobrowicz's name may be made to the
American Cancer Society, DuPage County Unit, 999 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn,
IL 60137, or to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association,
Chicago Area Chapter, 4709 Golf Road, Suite 1015, Skokie, IL 60076. For
information, (630) 355-0213.
Anita Borucki of Mount Prospect
Funeral Mass for Anita Borucki (nee Bertolli), 84, will be held at
9:30 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Raymond Church, Elmhurst Road (Route 83) at Lincoln
St., Mount Prospect. Born May 21, 1914, in Tri-Mountain, Mich., she died
Saturday, Oct.10, 1998, at her daughter's home in Macomb. Burial will be
in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside. A resident of Mount Prospect for
20 years, she was the wife of the late John A. Borucki; mother of Nancy
(Dr. Terence) Woods; grandmother of Nicholas, Laura and Amanda Woods; and
sister of Chester (Mary) Bertolli and Sally (the late Bernie) Giusti. Visitation
will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday, at Friedrichs Funeral Home, Inc., 320
West Central Road (at Northwest Hwy.), Mount Prospect and from 8:30 a.m.
until the time of Mass, Tuesday, at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to M.D.H. Hospice, 525 East Grant St.,Macomb, IL 61455. For
information, (847) 255-7800.
Everett Burhite of Hanover Park
Services for Everett Burhite, 69, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at
Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory, 950 South Bartlett Road (at Stearns
Road), Bartlett. Born June 30,1929, in Chicago, he died Thursday, Oct.8,
1998, at Central DuPage Hospital.Cremation will be private. Survivors include
his wife, Marilyn Burhite (nee Angarola); sons, Roger (Debra) Burhite of
West Chicago, Ron (Debbie) Burhite of Colorado, Rick (Mary) Burhite of
Prairie Grove, Jamie Burhite of Roselle and Rob (Kathi) Burhite of South
Elgin; daughter, Sharon (Scott) Slayton of Lake in the Hills; grandchildren,
Felicia, Anthony, Tiffany, Krista, Brian, Kristen, Kelly, Drew and Matthew;
brother, Dale Burhite; sisters, Arlene Carberry, Shirley Gollwitzer and
Joyce McPhee; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Nolan. He was preceded in death
by his mother-in-law, Pearl Angarola. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m.
today, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
the American Heart Association of Metropolitan Chicago, 208 S.LaSalle St.,Suite
900, Chicago, IL 60604-1197. For information, (630) 289-7575.
Donald M. Chapman of Antioch
Services for Donald M. Chapman, 46, will be held at 5 p.m. today, at
Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park Ave. (Route 176), Libertyville.
Born March 15, 1952, in Chicago, he died Wednesday, Oct.7, 1998, at the
Westmoreland Home of Lake Forest Hospital.Interment will be in All Saints
Cemetery. A resident of Antioch for the past 14 years, he was a graduate
of the Northwestern Military Academy in Lake Geneva and a 1974 graduate
of the University of Illinois Circle Campus.Don was the manager of the
automotive equipment for the Septran Corp.,a handicapped transportation
company located in Wheeling. Surviving are his wife, Cathy and daughters,
Patricia and Kristine Chapman, all of Antioch; parents, Donald and Barbara
Chapman of Bellaire, Mich.; brother, John (Anamarie) Chapman and niece,
Anne Chapman, all of Libertyville; and grandmothers, Norma Chapman of Des
Plaines and Gladys McMurray of Libertyville. Friends of the family may
call from 2 p.m. until the time of services today, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Brain Tumor Association,
2720 Rover Rd., #146, Des Plaines, IL 60018, in his memory. For information,
Scott Diedrick of Elgin
Services for Scott Diedrick, 44, will begin at 9:30 a.m.Monday, at
Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St.,Elgin, and continue with Mass at 10
a.m.,at St. Thomas More Catholic Church.The Rev. Richard M.Russo will officiate.
Born June 7, 1954, in Elgin, to Wesley and Geraldine Diedrick, he passed
away Thursday, Oct.8, 1998, at RushPresbyterian-St.Luke's Hospital, Chicago.Burial
will be in River Valley Memorial Gardens, West Dundee. Mr.Diedrick had
worked as a manager for the Xerox Company in Oak Brook. For many yearshe
volunteered as a coach for Elgin Classic Little League Girls Softball.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Diedrick, whom he married in 1975; daughters,
Laurie and Lisa Diedrick of Elgin; mother, Geraldine Diedrick of California;
and many close family members and friends. He was preceded in death by
his grandparents. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m.today, at the funeral
home, with prayers recited at 6 p.m. For information, (847) 741-8800.
Raymond `Pete' Dowell, 84, of Wauconda, died Saturday, Oct.10.Arrangements
were made by Kisselburg-Wauconda Funeral Home, (847) 526-2115.
George A. Eager of Libertyville
A memorial Mass for George A. Eager, 86, formerly a longtime resident
of South Bend, Ind., will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct.24,
at Holy Cross Catholic Church, South Bend. Born March 15, 1912, in South
Bend, he passed away Wednesday, Oct.7, 1998, at Winchester House in Libertyville.
Mr. Eager was a very active member of Holy Cross Parish in South Bend,
where he had been a eucharistic minister, a deacon, and a member of the
Knights of Columbus. George carefully made more than 100,000 rosaries
during his lifetime, and they are in use today all over the world.
He was honored by the pope for his achievement. A veteran, Mr. Eager had
served in the Navy during World War II. Before his retirement he
was employed as an electrician for the South Side Electric Company in South
Bend. Surviving are his children, Sandra (John) McDonald of Libertyville
and John (Linda) Eager of Wheaton; grandchildren, Ashley, Alex and Dustin
McDonald, and Susan and Stephen Eager; sisters, Catherine Borkowski, Adeline
Otto, Irene Witkowski and Dolores Lootens; and brothers, John and Jerry
Egierski. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Helen Egierski;
his wife, Elizabeth Eager, in 1981; and brother, Walter. Contributions
may be made to the church in his memory. Arrangements were made by Burnett-Dane
Funeral Home, Libertyville. For information, (847) 362-3009.
George Elder of Des Plaines
Services for George Elder, 79, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at
Friedrichs Funeral Home, Inc.,320 West Central Road (at Northwest Hwy.),
Mount Prospect. Born Sept. 3, 1919, in Chicago, he died Thursday, Oct.
8, 1998, at home. Burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery, Des Plaines.
He was a retired machinist for Wand Tool in Wheeling. Survivors include
his wife, Geraldine Elder; daughter, JoAnn (Harry) Margulis; grandchildren,
Michelle (Roman) Bowden and Michael Margulis; and friends, Jay and Lisa
Taylor and their family, Ronnie, Patti and Shannon, Taylor. Visitation
will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home. For information, (847)
John Ewert of Western Springs
A funeral Mass for John Ewert, 47, a lifelong resident of Western Springs,
will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church,
330 N. Westmore Ave., Villa Park. Born Dec. 29, 1950, in St. Charles, he
died suddenly Sunday, Sept.27, 1998. Interment will be in Queen of Heaven
Cemetery, Hillside. Mr. Ewert was an employee of Sears in Oak Brook for
15 years. Survived by many friends, he was preceded in death by his parents,
William and Helen Ewert; and one brother. Visitation will be from 2 to
5 p.m. today, at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Wheaton. Memorials
may be directed to the Arthritis Foundation, 330 E. Wacker Drive, Suite
300, Chicago, IL 60601. For information, (630) 668-0027.
Edward E. Froman of North Chicago
Services for Edward E. Froman, 55, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday,
at Salata Funeral Home, 729 14th St., North Chicago. Born May 7, 1943,
in Faribault, Minn., he died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, at his home.
Interment will be private. Mr. Froman was a resident of North Chicago for
the past 30 years and owned and operated Toby's Tavern for the past 13
years. He was president of the Lake County Tavern Owners Association,
vice president of the North Chicago Tavern Owners Association, vice president
of the Illinois Liquor Association, and a member of the International Brotherhood
of Electrical Workers Local 150. He was a veteran of the Navy and
a member of the VFW in Minnesota. Ed was also an avid fisherman.
Survivors include his wife, Marikay Froman (nee Lindsay); sons, Timothy
(Catherine) Froman of Gurnee, and Brandon and Christopher Froman of Norfolk,
Va.; daughter, Carrie Froman of Norfolk; and one grandchild. He is
also survived by his parents, Clarence and Lucille Froman of Faribault;
sisters, Charlotte (Dennis) Krenz of Morristown, Minn., and Ginger (Bruce)
Burns of Faribault; and brother, Lance Froman of Faribault. Visitation
will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. For information,
Joy L. Grummitt formerly of Libertyville
Funeral services for Joy L. Grummitt, 85, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday,
at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park Ave., Libertyville. Born Aug.
28, 1913, in Libertyville, where she had lived most of her life, she passed
away Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, at the Snyder Village Healthcare Center in Metamora,
Ill. Interment will follow the services in Lakeside Cemetery, Libertyville.
Ms. Grummitt was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Libertyville,
and was a graduate of Libertyville High School and Lake Forest College.
She was preceded in death by her father, Warren Grummitt, in 1970 and her
mother, Laura Grummitt, in 1971. She is survived by many friends.
Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the services on
Monday. For information, (847) 362-3009.
Edith M. Hegge of Mount Prospect
Services for Edith M. Hegge, 82, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at
Matz Funeral Home, 410 E. Rand Road, Mount Prospect. Born Nov.12, 1915,
in Chicago, she died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, at Lexington Health Care Center,
Wheeling. Burial will be in Irving Park Cemetery, Chicago. She was
a homemaker and a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Mount Prospect. The
wife of the late Harold, she was the mother of Patricia Olson of Rolling
Meadows and Alice (George) Barkulis of Mount Prospect; sister of Richard
Zacharia of Matthews, N.C., Howard Zacharias of Albuquerque, N.M., and
the late Alfred Zacharias and Eleanor Jacobs; grandmother of Christine
(Hans) Burkert, Lorie (David) Rice, Maxwell Anderson and Carissa, Jamie
and Evan Rice; and great-grandmother of Alexander and Jonathan. Visitation
will be form 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made
to Trinity Lutheran Church, 675 E. Algonquin Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016-6297.
For information, (847) 394-2336.
Thomas J. Hertell of Streamwood
Thomas J. Hertell, 53, of Streamwood, died Thursday, Oct.8, 1998, at
home, after a long battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 3, 1945, in Elgin,
to Harold and Helen Hertell. Survivingare his wife of 33 years, Suzette
Hertell (nee Anderson); daughter, Dana (James) Grenlin; brother, Richard
(Lucille) Hertell; sister, Bernice (David) Rascka; granddaughter, Jaclynn
Grenlin; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father,
Harold Hertell; and son, Michael Hertell. Services will be private.
Any memorials may be sent to Fox Valley Hospice, Geneva, IL.
Ruth R. Knill formerly of Wood Dale
Services for Ruth R. Knill, 82, of Antioch, Calif., will be held at
10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 West Central Road
(at Northwest Hwy.), Mount Prospect. Born July 9, 1916, she died Tuesday,
Oct.6, 1998, in Antioch, Calif. Burial will be in Cedar Park Cemetery.
As a young lady she performed as a concert pianist. As an adult she
became a self-made business woman in the retail merchandising industry.
She taught music for many years and enjoyed playeing the piano and organ.Her
biggest enjoyment was music, her work and her family. She was the wife
of the late Robert T. Knill; mother of Robert H. Knill and Ruth M.Martinelli;
grandmother of four; and great-grandmother of one. Visitation will be from
3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. For information, (847) 255-7800.
Marie E. Koslosky of Arlington Heights
Funeral services for Marie E. Koslosky (nee Stepek), 78, willbe held
at 11 a.m.Tuesday, at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1111 N.Elmhurst
Road, Prospect Heights.She will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m.
until the time of services.The Rev. Paul E.Flesner will officiate. Born
Sept.10, 1920, in Detroit, Mich., she died Saturday, Oct.10, 1998, at Northwest
Community Healthcare, Arlington Heights. Interment will be private.
Marie is a former office manager for K-Mart in the Palatine Regional office.
She retired in 1986 after 18 years with K-Mart. Survivors include her husband,
Frank, whom she married June 6, 1942; her daughter, Nancy (James) Caldwell
of Louisville, Ky.;her son, Thomas (Roberta) Koslosky of Batavia; grandchildren,
Stephanie Caldwell, Gregory, Brian and Elizabeth Koslosky; and her sister,
Dorothy Clark. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday, at the Glueckert
Funeral Home, Ltd.,1520 N. Arlington Heights Raod (4 blocks south of Palatine
Road), Arlington Heights. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. For information, (847) 253-0168.
Mary E. Lacey formerly of Wheaton
Services for Mary Elizabeth Lacey, 100, will begin at 9:30 a.m.Monday,
at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St.,Wheaton, going to St.Michael
Church, Illinois and West Street, Wheaton, for a Mass at 10 a.m. Born July
8, 1898, in Huntington, Ind., she died Wednesday, Oct.7, 1998, in Hopkins,
Minn.A committal service will be in St.Michael Cemetery, Wheaton. She lived
in Wheaton from 1932 to 1996, where she was a member of the Wheaton Bridge
Club, a volunteer at Central DuPage Hospital, and had been a member ofthe
choir at St.Michael Catholic Church. Mrs.Lacey is survived by her children,
Tom Robert (Clarabel) Lacey, JoanR. (David) Hoene, Robery I.Lacey, Eileen
M.(Bill) Evans, Mary J.(Nader) Vakili and John J.(Darlene) Lacey; 40 grandchildren;
and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband,
John J.Lacey in 1966. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m.today, at the
funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Franciscan Convent, P.O.Box
667, Wheaton, IL 60189. For information, (630) 668-0027.
Algie `Buddy' McBroom of St.Charles
Services for Algie `Buddy' McBroom, 79, will be held at 11 a.m.Monday,
at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E.Main St.,St. Charles.The Rev.Steve Miller will
officiate. Born April 21, 1919, in Ripley, Tenn., he died Wednesday, Oct.7,
1998, at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva. Burial will be in River Hills
Memorial Park, Batavia. During World War II, Mr. McBroom served in the
Army Air Force. Survivors include his wife, Jeanette; son, Danny (Patricia)
of St.Charles; daughters, Diane (Robert) Freiny, Debra Anderson and Joyce
(Michael) Tatera, all of St. Charles; brothers, Wyman (Shirley), W.M. (Trevet),
Bobby Gene (Sandra), Jamie (Caroline) and Walter (Etta), all of the Ripley,
Tenn.area; and grandchildren, Jason and Jody Tatera, Lindsay and Ryan Anderson
and Amber Freiny. He was preceded in death by his son, Steven in
1976; parents, Walter and Linda Mae McBroom; sister, Margaret Hall; and
brother, Donald. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral
home. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Dot
Phillips, Memorial Chair, 36W604 Oakridge Lane, St.Charles, IL 60174. For
information, (630) 584-0060.
Douglas J. McCaffrey formerly of Morton Grove
A funeral Mass for Douglas J. McCaffrey, 25, most recently of Chicago,
will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, at St. Isaac Jogues Church, 8149
Golf Road, Niles. Born Feb.22, 1973, in Park Ridge, he died Thursday, Oct.8,
1998.Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. Mr.McCaffrey was
a 1991 graduate of Maine East High School, a 1995 graduate of the University
of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana, and a third-year law student at Loyola
University in Chicago.He was currently employed as a law clerk. Survivors
include his parents, William and Linda McCaffrey of Mundelein; brother,
Thomas McCaffrey; and sisters, Lisa (Timothy) Jensen and Julie McCaffrey.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m.today, at Simkins Funeral Home, 6251
Dempster St.,Morton Grove. Memorials may be made to the Heart Association,
208 S.LaSalle St.,Chicago, IL 60604. For information, (847) 965-2500.
Louis A. Morelli of Geneva
Funeral services for Louis A. Morelli will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday,
at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels, 450 W. Lake St., (3/4 mile west of Bloomingdale/Roselle
Road), Roselle. Mass will follow at 10:30 a.m. at St. Walter Church. Entombment
will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. He was the beloved husband of Virginia
(nee Kissane); devoted father of Margaret `Peggy' (John) Janisch, Louis
J. (Julie), and Raymond S. (Katina) Morelli; loving son of the late Frank
and Margaret; dear brother of Ann Marie DeAngelis, Tootsi (Bob) Imbordino
and the late Frank (Judy) Morelli; fond brother-in-law of Joseph Michael
Edward and the late James Kissane; and fond grandfather of Dana, age 8,
Louis, age 4, Erika, age 3, Madison, age 2, and Isabella, age 10 months.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. For information,
June Elizabeth Muldoon formerly of Wheaton
Funeral services for June Elizabeth Muldoon, 77, a 12-year resident
of Edgewater, Fla., will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Williams-Kampp
Funeral Home, 430 E. Roosevelt Road (one block east of Naperville Road),
Wheaton, followed by a 11 a.m. Mass at St. Michael Church. Born June 24,
1921, in Sterling, Ill., she died Thursday, Oct.8, 1998, at Bert Fish Medical
Center in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Interment will be in Wheaton Cemetery.
Mrs. Muldoon was a former office secretary for the City of Wheaton, a member
of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in New Smyrna Beach, and the
VFW Ladies Auxiliary #4239 in New Smyrna Beach. She is survived by her
husband, Lawrence M.Muldoon; two sons, John Ammons of Lowell, Ind.and Dennis
Ammons of Wheaton; two brothers, Fred Rogers of Addison and Eddie Rogers
of Kenansville, N.C.; two sisters, LaVerne Page of Glen Ellyn and Pearl
Frye of San Jose, Calif.;seven grandchildren; and 10 great- grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m.Monday, at the funeral home. For information,
Solanges Desroches Olivier of Arlington Heights
Prayers for Solanges Desroches Olivier, 65, will be held at 9:45 a.m.
Saturday, Oct.17, at Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights
Road (four blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights, going to
Our Lady of the Wayside Church, 440 S. Mitchell for Mass at 10:30 a.m.
She was born Feb.18, 1933, in Jeremie, Haiti, and died Thursday, Oct. 8,
1998, at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago. Entombment will be in St. Michael
the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine. Mrs. Olivier graduated from the school
of nursing in Port-au-Prince in 1955, studied communicable disease nursing
in Chicago in 1957, and received her B.S. degree in nursing from the College
of St. Francis, Joliet, in 1979. She served as a nurse at Mother Cabrini
Hospital, Chicago, from 1957 - 1961 and at Norwegian American Hospital,
also located in Chicago, from 1961 - 1965. She was the nurse-in-charge
at the Illinois State Psychiatric Institute from 1960 to 1963, and supervisor
at the Orthodox Jewish Home for the Aged at Jewish General Hospital, Montreal,
Quebec, Canada from 1968 - 1969. Since 1969, she worked as a nurse
for Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. She was the
school nurse for the Illinois Deaf and Blind School, Glen Ellyn, since
1983. Mrs. Olivier was also very active in community organizations.
She was a member of the Women's Club and Altar Committee at Our Lady of
the Wayside Church, a member of the St. Viator Fundraising Committee, Sacred
Heart of Mary Mothers Club and the Interracial Group of Arlington Heights.She
belonged to the Haitian Nurses Association, Canada Nurses Association,
Orthopedic Nurses Association, R.N. Association and the St.Francis Alumnae.From
1970 - 1979, she was a recipient of the certificate of appreciation for
Aid to Orphan Children of Haiti, UNICEF, and she also spent her time producing
craftwork and dolls for Haitian orphans. Survivors include her husband,
Dr. Oswald Olivier, whom she married June 20, 1959; and children, Dr. Mildred
M. G. Olivier of Arlington Heights, Ernst Olivier of Los Angeles, Calif.
and Oswald J. Jr. (Linda) Oliver of Rosemont, Minn. Visitation will be
from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct.16, at Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520
N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be given to Solidarity with Bishop Romelus, P.O. Box
337, Arlington Heights, IL 60006. For information, (847) 253-0168.
William A. Ott of Oakwood Hills
A memorial service for William A. Ott, 58, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday,
at Willow Creek Community Church (chapel before main church entrance),
67 E. Algonquin Rd., South Barrington. Born June 29, 1940, in Evanston,
the son of Arnold and Virginia Ott, he died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, at home.
Interment will be private. He formerly served in the Illinois National
Guard. Survivors include his wife, Joyce (nee Ameling) Ott; sons, Kevin
(Debra) Ott of Carol Stream and Brian (Sheri) Ott of Streamwood; grandchildren,
Scott Ott, Shaun Ott and Zachary Ott; and and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Wayne Ott. In lieu
of flowers, memorials may be made to Pioneer Center of McHenry County.
Arrangements were made by Kahle-Moore Funeral Home, Cary. For information,
Ruth M. Parr of McHenry
Services for Ruth M. Parr, 69, will be held at noon Monday, at Peter
M. Justen Colonial Funeral Home, Inc., 3807 W.Elm St., McHenry. The
Rev. Gary Blobaum will officiate. Born Oct.16, 1928, in Smolen, Sweden,
the daughter of Gust and Wilhemina (nee Spjuth), she died Thursday, Oct.8,
1998, at her home. Interment will be private. Survivors include her
husband, Leslie K. Parr, whom she married Sept. 23, 1950, in Chicago; son,
James K. (Linda) Parr of West Dundee; daughter, Renee M. Parr of Lake in
the Hills; and brother, David (Ina Mae) Nelson of Lake Como, Wis. Visitation
will be from 3 to 8 p.m.today, at the funeral home. For information, (815)
Mildred Ruth Pekelsma of Third Lake
A memorial visitation for Mildred Ruth Pekelsma, 86, will be held from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, with a memorial service at noon, at Strang Funeral
Chapel & Crematorium, Ltd., 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake. Born
Sept. 3, 1912, in Chicago, she passed away Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, at Westmoreland
Nursing Center in Lake Forest. Interment will be private. Mrs. Pekelsma
graduated from Northwestern University in 1933 with a bachelor of science
degree in plant pathology. She became an author of anacrostic puzzles for
Dell Publishing and was also a substitute teacher for Round Lake High School.
Survivors include her husband, Lloyd Michael Pekelsma; sons, Michael (Linda)
Pekelsma Jr., Glen Pekelsma and Nicholas (Carmen) Pekelsma; daughters,
Judy (Jim Pawlak) Pekelsma and Jean (Allan) Reckamp; brother, Paul V. Erickson;
14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death
by her daughter, Ruth; daughter-in-law, Gloria; father, Axel Erickson;
and mother, Anna Erickson. Memorial donations may be made to the Epilepsy
Foundation, 4351 Garden Center Drive, Suite 500, Landover, MD, Attn: Memorial
Department. For information, (847) 223-8122.
James J. Pellegrino of Lombard
Funeral services for James J. Pellegrino, will be begin at 9 a.m.Tuesday,
at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels, 450 W. Lake St. (3/4 mile west of Bloomingdale/Roselle
Road), Roselle. Mass will follow at 10 a.m.at Sacred Heart Church.
Entombment will be in Queen of Heaven Mausoleum. He was the beloved husband
of Bernice (nee Fitzmaurice); devoted father of Jim (Cheryl) and Ron (Kathy);
dear brother of Grace (the late Chuck) Chicoine; fond grandfather of Jim,
Dan, Jon, Mike and Tony; and loving great-grandfather of Gianna. Visitation
will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. For information,
Kathleen M. Percoco of Bloomingdale
Services for Kathleen M. Percoco (nee Iacono), will begin at 9 a.m.Tuesday,
at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels, 450 W. Lake St. (3/4 mile west of Bloomingdale/Roselle
Road), Roselle. Mass will follow at 10 a.m.at St. Walter Church. Burial
will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. She was a long time employee of First
Eagle National Bank. She was the beloved wife of Dominic; devoted mother
of Nicholas and Dana; and loving daughter of Robert and Marie Iacono. Visitation
will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today and from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday, at the funeral
home. For information, (630) 889-1700.
Elizabeth Cuthbert Radcliffe-Van Iderstine of Lavallette, N.J.
A memorial service for Elizabeth Crothbert Radcliffe-Van Iderstine,
83, formerly of Chatham, N.J., will be held Saturday, Oct.17, at St. Elisabeth's
Episcopal Chapel, Ortley Beach, N.J. Mrs. Van Iderstine died Thursday,
Oct. 8, 1998, at home. She was a 1936 graduateof West Chester State Teachers
College, West Chester, Pa. and was an elementary school teacher in several
area schools. She was the wife of Wesley Van Iderstine and the late Frederick
Enyeart Radcliffe; mother of David Wells (Marcia) Radcliffe Sr. of Columbus,
Ohio, Richard Keith (Veronica) Radcliffe of La Paz, Mexico and Gail (William
P. Brown) Radcliffe Brown of Arlington Heights; sister of the late Alice
Wells (late Gerald Victor King) Rue King; and grandmother of Karen L. Brown
of Chicago, Todd R. Brown of San Fransisco, Calif., David W. Radcliffe
Jr. of Hartford, Conn.and Leigh Ann Radcliffe of Bellevuie, Mich. In lieu
of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Elisabeth's Chapel of the charity
of your choice. For information, (847) 253-5226.
Michael B. Scharf of Round Lake Beach
Services for Michael B. Scharf, 54, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday,
at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park Ave. (Route 176), Libertyville.
Born March 14, 1944, in Chicago, he passed away Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998,
at Lake Forest Hospital. Interment will follow the services, in ArlingtonCemetery,
Elmhurst. Mr. Scharf had been a resident of Round Lake Beach for the past
25 years, having moved to Lake County from Chicago. He had also lived for
several years in Green Bay, Wis. For the past 19 years, he had been employed
by Schaff International in Lake Zurich. Surviving are his wife, Gladys
Scharf (nee Jones); daughters, Debra Scharf of Mount Prospect and Sandra
(Martin) Bryan of McHenry; mother, Helen Blustein of Chicago; and sisters,
Marianne (Robert) Berger and Cynthia Scharf, both of Chicago. He was preceded
in death by his father, Murray Scharf, in 1966. Friends of the family may
call from 3 to 7 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Contributions in his
memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, or to Save-A-Pet, 31664
N. Fairfield Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, (847) 362-3009.
Daniel J. Semi of Roselle
A funeral Mass for Daniel J. Semi, 67, will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m.
Monday, at St. Walter Church, Roselle. Born Nov. 7, 1930, in Chicago, he
died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, at home. Burial will be private. Mr.
Semi had been employed as a publisher's representative. Survivors include
his wife, Faith Semi (nee Gesior); sons, Donald and Daniel Semi; daughters,
Judith Stein and Patricia Kuenzie; sisters, Rita Oppenborn and Sonja Lawbaugh;
seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Visitation will be from
2 to 8 p.m. today, at Martin Funeral Home, Ltd., 333 S. Roselle Road, Roselle.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of DuPage or to Food for the Poor. For
information, (630) 529-5751.
Mary Anne Stiegemeier of Elgin
Memorial services for Mary Anne Stiegemeier, 72, will be held at 11
a.m. Monday, at First Untied Methodist Church of Elgin.The Rev. Dr. Thomas
Walker will officiate. Born Jan. 8, 1926, in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter
of Paul D. and Helen (nee Dean) Larrick, she died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998,
at Sherman Hospital in Elgin. Burial will be private. Mrs. Stiegemeier
earned a bachelor's degree with honors in business and personnel administration
from the University of Missouri. She earned her master's degree in
adult education from Northern Illinois University. She was former
director of education at Sherman Hospital in Elgin from 1968 to 1992. In
1987, she received the Harriet Gifford Award for Education from the Y.W.C.A.
Mrs. Stiegemeier was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, PEO and
MENSA. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Elgin and
also volunteered for the Elgin Symphony. Survivors include her daughter,
Alexa (Charles Robert) Varner of Sleepy Hollow; son, E. Dean (Peggy) Stiegemeier
of Gilberts; granddaughters, Bethany and Abigail Stiegemeier of Gilberts;
and brother, Dean (Charlotte) Larrick of Rocheport, Mo. She was preceded
in death by her parents; and husband, Earl Reinhold Stiegemeier on March
21, 1968. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes
Association. Arrangements were made by Miller Funeral Home, West Dundee.
For information, (847) 426-3436.
Evelyn `Bobbie' L. Strahl formerly of St.Charles and Elgin
Funeral services for Evelyn `Bobbie' L. Strahl, 84, of Morris, will
be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at the Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St.,
St. Charles. Born Nov. 1, 1913, in Owensboro, Ky., she died Saturday, Oct.
9, 1998, at Walnut Grove Manor in Morris. Burial will be in Union Cemetery,
St.Charles. Survivors include her daughters, Carol (Doug) Reed of Morris
and Nancy (Danny) Krebeck of Las Vegas, Nev.; sons, Melvin (Linda) Strahl
of Phoenix, Ariz. and Murray (Becky) Strahl of Floyds-Knobs, Ind.; sister,
Ruth (Charles) Knapp of West Chicago; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren
and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her hsuband,
Carroll `Curley' in 1983; a daughter, Lillian Faye Benthusen; and her parents,
Murray and Emma Ireland. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, at
the funeral home. For information, (630) 584-0060.
Eugenia `Jean' Tessier of St.Charles
Services for Eugenia `Jean' Tessier, 82, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday,
at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, St. Charles.The Rev. Timothy Silber will
officiate. She died Friday, Oct.9, 1998, at Aurora Manor Nursing Home in
Aurora. Burial will be in Concordia Cemetery, Forest Park. Mrs.Tessier
attended St. Mark's Lutheran Church in St. Charles. Survivors include her
daughters, Germaine (Richard) Schlachta of St. Charles and Doris Tessier
of Wood Dale; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and brother, Emil
(Trudy) Kost Jr. of Maywood. She was preceded in death by her parents,
Emil and Katherine Kost; sisters, Florence (in infancy), Ann Bulk and Helen
Kelly; brother, Irvin Kost; and granddaughter, Noelle Schlachta. Visitation
will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at
the church. Arrangements were made by Yurs Funeral Home, St. Charles. For
information, (630) 584-0060.
Frank Vitale Sr. of Glendale Heights
Prayers for Frank Vitale Sr., will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, at
Cypress Funeral Home, 1698 Bloomingdale Road (between Army Trail Road and
North Avenue), Glendale Heights. Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew
Church. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a prisoner of war and received
the Purple Heart. He was the beloved husband of Marian (nee Cleghorn);
loving father of Valerie (Leroy) Thompson, Sarah (Chris) Pedersen, Vince,
Frank Jr. (Marilyn), Susan (Ray) Banovz, Alphonse, Joseph, Janet (Richard)
Clohecy and the late Vince; dearest grandfather of 18; great-grandfather
of three; fond brother of the late Alfonso and the late Sarah Vitale. He
is also survived by his nieces. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday,
at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials made to the Hospice
of DuPage are appreciated. For information, (630) 653-7666.
Elizabeth L. `Betty' Walter of Arlington Heights
Memorial Mass for Elizabeth L. `Betty' Walter nee Airdo), 56, will
be held at noon, Monday, at St.James Church, 831 N. Arlington Heights Road,
Arlington Heights. Born Oct.28, 1941, in Chicago, she died Friday, Oct.
9, 1998, at Northwest Community Healthcare, Arlington Heights. Betty was
a member of the Village of Arlington Heights Housing Commission, Arlington
Heights Infant Welfare and was a volunteer for the Arlington Heights Frontier
Days. Survivors include her daughter, Sue (Doug) Mac Issac of Arlington
Heights; son, Tim Walter of Schaumburg; grandchildren, Jordan, Dawn, Kyle,
Justin and T.J.; mother, Cecilia Airdo of Prospect Heights; brother, Vincent
Airdo; and sister, Rosana (John) Glueckert. She was preceded in death by
her father, Pat Airdo and her brother, Pat Airdo Jr. Memorial visitation
will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today, at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520
N. Arlington Heights Road (4 blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington
Heights. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the
Elizabeth L. Walter Memorial Fund, to be used for pediatric neurological
disorders, c/o Glueckert Funeral Home. For information, (847) 253-0168.