Miscellaneous Cook County, Illinois Obituaries - 1998

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Tuesday, January 27, 1998

Stephen A. Goss
Researcher at U of I

A funeral mass was said Friday for Dr. Stephen A. Goss, 48, of Urbana, formerly of Evergreen Park, who died Jan. 19 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana after a heart attack.

Mr. Goss was assistant vice chancellor for research at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Since 1996 he served as a technology manager of electrical devices, telecommunications/engineering for the U of I Research and Technology Management Office.

The office negotiates research agreements with industrial sponsors and evaluates inventions from faculty, deciding which ones to license. Mr. Goss handled the bulk of the engineering technology.

Prior to his position at U of I, from 1983 until 1996 Mr. Goss was director of research and development at URI-Therm-X Inc., later renamed Labthermics Technologies Inc., in Champaign, where he was a key player in the development of ultrasound hyperthermia system for treatment of tumors.

He was an assistant professor of radiology at the Indiana University School of Medicine from 1982 until 1983. From 1978 to 1983 he was a research scientist at the Indianapolis Center for Advanced Research Inc., where he worked in ultrasound biophysics and cancer therapy.

He was the author of more than 38 articles dealing with the medical applications of ultrasound and served as principal investigator on a number of federally and industrially sponsored research programs. The systems that he pioneered and developed continue to treat tumor patients throughout the world.

A 1967 graduate of Evergreen Park High School, Mr. Goss received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from the U of I in Champaign-Urbana. He worked as a research assistant while a graduate student from 1972 to 1978 and was an adjunct assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the U of I from 1985 until 1988.

"He touched many lives and he was friends with an enormous number of people,’’ said Richard Alkire, dean of the Graduate College and vice chancellor for research at U of I. "He was the kind of man a community treasurers. He also was intensely proud of his family. You could see it in the way that he talked to his children that he has a wonderful relationship with them."

Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Sandra Goss of the home; a daughter, Stephanie Renee Goss of the home; two sons, Matthew Goss and Michael Goss of the home; his mother, Jennie Goss of Evergreen Park; two brothers, James Goss of Redondo Beach, Calif., and Len Goss of Southlake, Texas.

Mass was said Friday at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Champaign. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Urbana.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American Heart Association.

John E. Beach
Retired crane operator

Visitation will be Wednesday for John E. Beach, 82, of South Holland, who died Monday at Rest Haven South Christian Convalescent Home in South Holland.

Mr. Beach was retired from a metal salvage company where he worked as a crane operator.

He was born in Chicago.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Elizabeth McHale of Torrance, Calif.; two sons, John Dennis Beach of California and Thomas Beach of Houston; two sisters, Geraldine Zandi of Munster, Ind., and Marceil Gervais Porch of Crestwood; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Thornridge Funeral Home, 15801 S. Cottage Grove Ave., Dolton. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oakland Memory Lanes Cemetery in Dolton.

Howard K. Hansen
Retired welder

Visitation will be today for Howard K. Hansen, 71, of Midlothian, who died Sunday at Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey.

Mr. Hansen was retired from his job as a welder for Peerless Metal Products.

He was born in Chicago and lived in Midlothian for 35 years.

Mr. Hansen was a Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Clare "Kay" Hansen of the home; two daughters, Karen Schuit and Kathy Wood, both of Midlothian; and four grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Hickey Memorial Chapel, 4201 W. 147th St., Midlothian. A funeral mass will be said at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Christopher Catholic Church, 147th Street and Keeler Avenue, Midlothian. Entombment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth.

Beverly C. McMaster
Homemaker

Visitation will be today for Beverly C. McMaster, 74, of Alsip, who died Saturday at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn.

Mrs. McMaster was a homemaker. She lived in Chicago’s Mount Greenwood neighborhood before moving to Alsip eight years ago.

She was born Jan. 24, 1924, in Chicago, and died on her 74th birthday.

Survivors include her husband, Robert H. McMaster of the home; a daughter, Doloris Wyrobek of Atlanta; three sons, Robert McMaster of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Kenneth McMaster of Chicago and Mark McMaster of Naperville; a sister, Valorie Kaffka; and 10 grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today at Kenny Brothers Funeral Home, 3600 W. 95th St., Evergreen Park.

A funeral mass will be said at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Terrence Catholic Church, 119th and Kostner Avenue, Alsip. Burial will be private.

Francis J. Murphy
Real estate appraiser

Visitation and funeral services will be Thursday for Francis J. Murphy, 69, of Bedford Park, who died Saturday at Hines Veterans Hospital in Maywood.

Mr. Murphy was a Realtor and appraiser. He worked for five years with F.J. Murphy & Associates Real Estate in Summit, seven years as a Housing and Urban Development appraiser, and 15 years as an independent fee appraiser.

He was born in Providence, R.I., and lived in Palos Hills before moving to Bedford Park 31 years ago.

Mr. Murphy was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and a Coast Guard veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of American Legion Post 735.

Survivors include his wife, Nina Murphy of the home; a son, Timothy Murphy; a daughter, Mary Suyko; two brothers, Robert Murphy and Charles "Lenny" Murphy; and three grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Ridge Funeral Home, 6620 W. Archer Ave., Chicago. Chapel services will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

Thomas Kirk Otis
Retired auto mechanic

Funeral services will be held today for Thomas Kirk Otis, 82, of New Lenox, who died Saturday at Salem Village Nursing Center in Joliet.

Mr. Otis was a retired auto mechanic. He was a lifelong resident of the area.

He was a volunteer for the Will County Forest Preserve District and worked as a prairie volunteer. He was also a member of the Old Plank Trail Committee and the Will County Audubon Society. He was a former member of Chicago Ornithological Society.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Otis of the home; a daughter, Arlene Jones of Elwood; a sister, Wilma Heidrich of Georgia; a brother, John Otis of California; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Hickey Memorial Chapel, 442 E. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox. Burial will be private.

Memorials may be made to the Will County Audubon Society.

Mary Anne Pirman
Homemaker

Visitation will be today for Mary Anne Pirman, 56, of Frankfort, who died Sunday at Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey.

Mrs. Pirman was a homemaker. She was born in Baltimore and lived in Tinley Park before moving to Frankfort.

Survivors include her husband, William Pirman of the home; two daughters, Patricia Ann Pirman of Tinley Park and Diane Pirman of Frankfort; a son, Willian Pirman Jr., of Lockport; a sister, Peggy Trotter of Alexandria, Va.; and two grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Vandenberg Funeral Home, 17248 S. Harlem Ave., Tinley Park. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 

Burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth.

Jacqueline Sheehan
Chicago Ridge resident

Visitation will be today for Jacqueline Marie Sheehan, 60, of Chicago Ridge, who died Sunday at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn.

Miss Sheehan was born in Chicago.

Survivors include a sister, Doris McCarthy of Tinley Park.

Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Vandenberg Funeral Home, 17248 S. Harlem Ave., Tinley Park. A funeral mass will be said at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Gerald Catholic Church, 9320 S. 55th Ave., Oak Lawn. 

Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery in Evergreen Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the James Fiedler Fund, care of Lemont National Bank, 310 Main St., Lemont, Ill. 60439-3640.

Monday, August 30, 1999

Betty Baron
Homemaker

Betty Baron, 85, of Blue Island, died Friday at Manor Care Nursing Home in Oak Lawn. 

A funeral mass will be said at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hallinan Funeral home, 2601 Vermont St., Blue Island.

Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at St. Benedict Cemetery in Crestwood.

Mrs. Baron was a homemaker and lifelong member of St. Benedict Church.

She is survived by two sons, Frank Baron Jr. of Westville, Ind., and Richard Baron of Blue Island; a daughter, Patricia Van Hattem of Goose Lake; four sisters, Mary Knapp of South Holland and Theresa Baron, Marge Weisman and Jean Presnak, all of Blue Island; eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Eldon "Al" Beatty
Retired engineer

Eldon E. "Al" Beatty, 78, of Palm Bay, Fla., formerly of Riverdale, died Aug. 22 in Palm Bay after a long illness.

A funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Opyt-Brown Funeral Home, 144th Street and Indiana Avenue, Riverdale. Masonic Services will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens in Schererville Indiana.

Mr. Beatty was a Riverdale resident until 1982, when he moved to Florida. He was an U.S. Army pilot during World War II and was awarded six air medals and two distinguished flying cross medals. He worked as an engineer and was a member of Arcadia Lodge 1138 and Azan Shrine Temple in Melbourne, Fla., and Orak Shrine Temple.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children's Make-a-Wish Foundation or the South Suburban Humane Society.

Hazel Davia
Retired assistant accountant

Hazel C. Davia, 92, of Chicago Heights, died Sunday at Prairie Manor Health Care Center.

A funeral mass will be said at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Felicitas Church, 1526 E. 84th St., Chicago.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St., Chicago Heights. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Evergreen Park.

Ms. Davia retired in 1972 after working 45 years as the assistant to the district accountant for Republic Steel in Chicago.

She is survived by four nephews, Don Davia of Glen Ellyn, Jeri Davia of California, Ted Davia of Calumet Park and Len Davia of Chicago.

Rudolph Gezik
Retired laborer

Rudolph C. Gezik, 74, of Chicago's Archer Heights community, died Saturday at the University of Chicago Hospital in Chicago.

A funeral mass will be said at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Bruno Church, 48th Street and Harding Avenue, Chicago. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Justice.

Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S. Archer Ave., Chicago.

Mr. Gezik was a retired laborer, having worked in the warehouse for Josyln Manufacturing.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of P.F.C. Ted Stempien Post 8821 VFW.

He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Gezik; two sons, John Gezik of Joliet and Rudy Gezik; three brothers, Eugene Gezik, Frank Gezik and Richard Gezik; his mother-in-law, Catherine Anifer; and two grandsons.

In lieu of flowers masses would be appreciated.

Dennis Hallahan
Retired truck driver 

Dennis F. Hallahan, 71, of Tinley Park, died Aug. 20 at home.

Funeral services were held Aug. 23. Interment was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth.

Mr. Hallahan was born July 23, 1928, in Cambridge, Mass. He was a retired truck driver. He was a member of American Legion Post 615 and of St. George Catholic Church, both in Tinley Park.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, Ellen Hallahan; three daughters, Susan Ohl of Tinley Park, Patricia Pillsbury of Duluth, Ga. and Deborah Glowicki of Oak Forest; three sons, Tim Hallahan and Dennis Hallahan, both of Mokena, and John Hallahan of Tinley Park; two sisters, Virginia Koppers and Ann Jeske; a brother, Neal Hallahan; and 19 grandchildren.

Arrangements were handled by Vandenberg Funeral Home in Tinley Park. 

Margaret Harrington
Homemaker

Margaret M. Harrington (nee Walsh) 97, of Tinley Park, formerly of Chicago, died Aug. 20, at St. James Manor nursing home in Crete.

Funeral services were held Aug. 24. Interment was at St. Mary Cemetery in Evergreen Park.

Mrs. Harrington was born May 6, 1902, in County Galway, Ireland. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by a daughter, Margaret Owens of Tinley Park; a son, John Harrington; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were handled by Vandenberg Funeral Home in Tinley Park.

Memorials to the Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, 60607, would be appreciated.

Eva J. Helmer
Homemaker

Eva J. Helmer, 79, of Chicago, formerly of Chicago Heights, died Wednesday at Edgewater Hospital in Chicago.

A funeral service will be held at noon Wednesday at Hirsch Funeral Homes West End Chapel in Chicago Heights.

Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. Wednesday until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Helmer was born March 23, 1920, in Germany. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

David Judd
Truck driver

David P. Judd, 42, of Park Forest, formerly of Burbank, died Friday at St. Mary Hospital in Kankakee.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hirsch Funeral Homes Lincolnway Chapel in Matteson. Interment will be at Bethania Cemetery in Justice.

Visitation will be 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Judd was born March 18, 1956 in Chicago. He was employed as a truck driver for Rudolph Express Trucking Co. in Bourbonnais.

He is survived by his wife, Rae "Gerri" Judd; four daughters, Lisa Craft and Rita Judd and Ann Judd, all of Park Forest, and Gerri Marco of Jordan, Minn.; three sisters, Connie Sietsema of Magnolia, Ky., Mary Jane Davis of Bridgeview and Deborah Magero of Chicago; three brothers, Thomas Judd of Oak Lawn, Jerry Judd of Evergreen Park and Donald Judd of Monterey, Ind.; and seven grandchildren.

Ronald R. Kotecki
Painter 

Ronald R. Kotecki, 64, of Sauk Village, died Thursday, at South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest.

A funeral mass will be said at 11 a.m. today at St. James Catholic Church in Sauk Village, with the Rev. Thomas Conde officiating. Interment will be in Assumption Cemetery in Glenwood. 

Mr. Kotecki was born Dec. 27, 1934, in Chicago. He was a painting contractor. 

He was the former manager and baseball commissioner of the Sauk Village Athletic Dept.; past commander of American Legion Post 1259; a former Cub Scout master for 11 years; and a member of the Chicago Painters and Decorators Union Local 265.

He served in the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Kotecki; a daughter, Eva DeLuca of St. John, Ind.; two sons, Leon Kotecki of South Chicago Heights and Ronald Kotecki Jr. of Glenwood; his mother and stepfather, Julia and Frank Malecki; and four grandchildren. 

Arrangements were handled by Steger Memorial Chapel in Steger.

Forest J. Lightle Jr.
Ad agency owner 

Forest J. Lightle Jr., 74, of Hinsdale, formerly of Park Forest, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral service were held Saturday. Interment was at Queen of Heaven Christ the King Mausoleum in Hillside.

Mr. Lightle was born Sept. 21, 1924, in Indianapolis, Ind. He was an advertising executive and the founder of Leibson & Lightle Advertising Agency, Chicago.

He also was one of four soloists in the National Navy Choir while serving in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946. He was a member of the choir at St. Irenaeus Church in Park Forest; and a member of St. John of the Cross Church in Western Springs.

He is survived by two daughters, Sharon Creamean of Park Forest and Sandra Gualtieri of Lawrenceville, Ga.; two sons, Rusty Lightle of Peoria and Vince Lightle of Hinsdale; a sister, Edna Haase of New Palestine, Ind.; two brothers, Sherman Lightle of Port Charlotte, Fla. and John Lightle of Cypress, Calif.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials to St. Thomas Hospice, 7 Salt Creek Lane, #204, Hinsdale 60521, would be appreciated.

Arrangements were handled by the Cremation Society of Illinois in Park Forest.

Susan Michuda
Homemaker

Susan Michuda (nee Krotiak) 91, of Frankfort, died Thursday at Salem Village Nursing Center in Joliet.

A funeral mass will be said at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony Church, 7659 W. Sauk Trail, Frankfort. Burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth.

Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St., Chicago Heights. Mrs. Michuda was born Aug. 11, 1908, in Chicago. She was a homemaker and a member of Branch 180 of the First Catholic Ladies Slovak Association.

She is survived by three daughters, Loretta Michuda of Chicago, Catherine Maria Kozak of Ames, Iowa and Maryanne Lim of St. Charles; a son, Leo Michuda of Frankfort; a sister, Irene Krotiak of Calif.; a brother, Rudolph Krotiak of Ariz., and nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Paul Mroch
Mechanic

Paul J. Mroch, 62, a lifelong resident of Willow Springs, died Saturday at home.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Damar Funeral Home, 7861 W. 88th Ave., Justice. Burial will be at Fairmont-Willow Hills Cemetery in Willow Springs.

Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Mroch was born April 1, 1937 in Willow Springs. He was a mechanic for Fiala Paving.

He is survived by a daughter, Linda Bicking; two sons, Paul Mroch and Buckwheat Mroch; his father, Paul J. Mroch; three sisters, Joan Threm, Nancy Davis and Diane Baines; a brother, Rich Mroch; and three grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Thomas Hospice of Hinsdale would be appreciated.

Bertha M. Nuzzo 
Homemaker

Bertha M. Nuzzo (nee Perniciaro) 73, of Dolton, died Aug. 14 in Dolton.

Funeral services were held Aug. 17. Interment was at Homewood Memorial Gardens in Homewood.

Mrs. Nuzzo was born Oct. 23, 1925 in Calumet City. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Nuzzo was a member of St. Victor Branch 195 Italian Catholic Federation.

She is survived by her husband, Nofeo Nuzzo; two daughters, Antoinette Nuzzo and Marie South; two sons, Salvatore Nuzzo and Bennett Nuzzo; two sisters, Elizabeth Perniciaro and Connie Augustyne; and seven grandchildren.

Lucille M. Saturno
Homemaker

Lucille M. Saturno (nee Gemignani) 83, of Homewood, died Wednesday at South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest.

Funeral services were held Friday. Interment was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth.

Mrs. Saturno was born April 12, 1916 in Italy. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Vincent Saturno; a daughter, Rosemarie Kearney of Homewood; a son, Gilbert of Libertyville; a sister, Ann Ripani of Homewood; a brother, Deo Gemignani of Long Beach, Calif.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were handled by Ryan Funeral Home in Homewood.

Lester J. Shears
Riverdale resident 

Lester James Shears, 75, of Riverdale, died Thursday at St. Francis Hospital in Blue Island.

A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. today at Bethlehem Temple Baptist Church in Harvey, with the Rev. J.C. Smith officiating. Interment will be at Danville National Cemetery in Danville.

Mr. Shears was born Jan. 20, 1924, in Memphis, Tenn.

He is survived by his wife, Alberta Shears; three daughters, Sheree Blackmore of Chicago, and Bridget Shears-Lee and Arlease Coleman, both of Country Club Hills; three sons, Gregory Shears of Memphis, Tenn., Jawad Abdul-Jabbarr of Houston, Texas and Roderick Coleman of Riverdale; a brother, Cleve Shears of Memphis, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were handled by W.W. Holt Funeral Home in Harvey.

Matthew Stallings
Retired Flintkote employee

Matthew L. Stallings, Sr., 64, of Harvey, formerly of Chicago Heights, died Wednesday at Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey.

A funeral service will be held at noon today at True Holiness Church of God in Christ in Harvey, with Elder Carl Harris officiating. Interment will be at Washington Memory Gardens in Homewood.

Mr. Stallings was born April 13, 1932, in Starkville, Miss. He was retired from the Flintkote Company in Chicago Heights.

He is survived by his wife, Josie Stallings; three daughters, Gaynette Stallings of Park Forest, Jannette Stallings of Chicago and Annette Morris of Harvey; three sons, Matthew Stallings Jr. of Park Forest, Rickey Lee Stallings of Chicago Heights and Eddie Granberry of Harvey; two sisters, Celia Rice of Starkville, Miss. and Katherine McGhee of Chicago; and 10 grandchildren.

Arrangements were handled by W.W. Holt Funeral Home in Harvey.

Jeannie Sweeney
Homemaker

Jeannie C. Sweeney, 75, of Chicago's Beverly community, died Saturday at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn.

A funeral mass will be said at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Christ the King Church, 9235 S. Hamilton Ave., Chicago.

Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the Brady-Gill-Heeney Funeral Home, 2929 W. 87th St., Evergreen Park. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery in Evergreen Park.

Ms. Sweeney was born in Canada and moved to Chicago in 1947. She was a member of Christ the King Church.

She is survived by her mother, Anna Silvano of Montreal; and two sisters, Pam Caspi of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Toni Pigeon of Montreal.

Mary Szymanski
Homemaker

Mary A. Szymanski (nee Zwierzykowski), 82, of Hickory Hills, died Saturday at Rosary Hill Home nursing home in Justice.

A funeral mass will be said at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Rosary Hill Home Chapel, 9000 W. 81st St., Justice. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Justice.

Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Hills Funeral Home, 10201 S. Roberts Road, Palos Hills. 

Mrs. Szymanski was born March 25, 1917, in Chicago. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by a daughter, Natalie Lamoureux of Palos Heights; a son, Gene Szymanski of Hickory Hills; two sisters, Helen Novak of Chicago and Josephine Szczurek of Hickory Hills; a brother, John Zwierz of Burbank; and four grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Rosary Hill Home would be appreciated. 

Earnest O'Neal Waiters
Chicago Heights resident 

Earnest O'Neal Waiters, 49, of Chicago Heights, died Friday in Lawton, Okla.

A funeral service will be held at noon Thursday , at Alonzo Davis Funeral Home in Chicago Heights, with the Rev. Matthew Boykins officiating. Interment will be at Mount Glenwood Memory Gardens in Glenwood.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Waiters was born Feb. 27, 1950, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

He is survived by his parents, James and Bessie Waiters of Chicago Heights; six sisters, Doris Waiters and Diane Waiters, both of Park Forest, Deborah Waiters of Chicago, Devon Jones of Lawton, Okla., Donica Moore of University Park and Dedra Owens of Chicago Heights; and three brothers, James Waiters Jr. of Seattle, Wash., and Jerome Waiters and Melvin Waiters, both of Chicago Heights.

Mary Zmudka
Retired buyer

Mary T. Zmudka, 84, of Chicago's Garfield Ridge neighborhood, died Friday at Alden Town Manor in Cicero.

A funeral mass will be said 10:30 a.m. today at St. Rene Goupil Church, 6449 W. 63rd Place, Chicago. 

Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. today at Zarzycki Manor chapels, 5088 S. Archer Ave. Burial will be at Resurrection Mausoleum in Justice.

Ms. Zmudka worked as a buyer for Sears, Roebuck & Co.

She is survived by a brother, Anton Zmudka; and a sister, Lillian Wieclawek.


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