Miscellaneous Cook County, Illinois Obituaries - 1999

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Monday, November 1, 1999

Robert Hanley
Retired postmaster

Robert E. Hanley, 65, of Alsip, died Saturday at his home.

A funeral mass will be said at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Stanislaus Church, 14414 S. McKinley Ave., Posen, with the Rev. David Krolczyk of the church officiating.

Burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth.

Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Hickey Memorial Chapel, 4201W. 147th St., Midlothian.

Mr. Hanley was born April 6, 1934, in Blue Island. He was a retired postmaster at the Posen post office, having served between 1983 and 1996. 

He was a member of St. Terrence Church in Alsip, where he served as a catechist in the Special Religious Education (SPRED) program. SPRED is a program that allows developmentally disabled children to practice their religion at the child's own level, said Mary Ellen Lynch, another catechist who served with Mr. Hanley at St. Terrence. 

"Bob was a wonderful person," Mrs. Lynch said, adding that Mr. Hanley devoted much of his time to the program since retiring as postmaster.

Mr. Hanley is survived by three daughters, Helen Hanley of Walton, Mass., Catherine Stevens of Pasadena, Texas, and Maureen Monahan of Oak Forest; three sons, Martin Hanley of Milwaukee, Denis Hanley of Oak Lawn and Edward Hanley of Minneapolis, Minn.; two sisters, Catherine McCarthy of Tucson, Ariz., and Maureen McGlone of Chicago; four brothers, Leo Hanley of Swanton, Ohio, James Hanley of West Hill, Calif., William Hanley of Chicago Heights and Michael Hanley of Park Ridge; and four grandchildren. 

Memorials to SPRED, in care of St. Terrence Church, 4300 W. 119th Place, Alsip, 60803, would be appreciated.

Frank Brosilo
Retired custodian

Frank Brosilo, 82, of Chicago's Archer Heights community, died Saturday at Fairhaven of Chicago Ridge Nursing Home in Chicago Ridge.

A funeral mass will be said at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Bruno Church, 4751 S. Harding Ave., 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. Brosilo was a retired custodian in an office building. He was a World War II veteran of the Polish Calvary.

He is survived by his wife, Miroslawa Brosilo; two sons, Joseph Brosilo and Chester Brosilo; a sister, Rozalia Zoledziewiski; and three grandsons.

Margaret Driscoll
Homemaker

Margaret R. Driscoll (nee MacDonald), 78, of South Holland, died Friday at her home after an illness.

A funeral mass will be said at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Jude the Apostle Church, 900 E. 154th St., South Holland. The mass will be preceded by a prayer service at 9:45 at Thornridge Funeral Home, 15801 S. Cottage Grove Ave. in Dolton. Burial will be at Assumption Cemetery in Glenwood.

Mrs. Driscoll was born in Montreal, and was a homemaker.

She is survived by five daughters, Donna Whitney of Plainfield, Gail Inskip of Chicago, Beverly Monninger of Antioch, Debra Driscoll of Lansing and Sharon Davis of Munster, Ind.; two sons, Brian Driscoll of Chicago Heights and Kevin Driscoll of Merrillville, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Driscoll had 12 siblings.

Memorials to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers would be appreciated.

Mildred C. Johnson
Homemaker

Mildred C. Johnson (nee Schmidt), 90, of Tinley Park, died Friday at the St. James Manor Nursing Home in Crete.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Tews Funeral Home, 18230 S. Dixie Highway, Homewood. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Washington Memory Gardens in Homewood.

Mrs. Johnson, who was born in Melrose Park, was a homemaker. Her husband, Layton Johnson, died in 1970. She resided in Harvey before moving to Tinley Park.

Survivors include a son, Eugene Johnson of Flossmoor; two sisters, Margaret Miller of San Diego and Darlene Schmidt of Michigan; two granddaughters; one grandson; and six great-grandchildren.

Midlred Johnson
Homemaker

Midlred C. Johnson (nee Schmidt) 90, of Tinley Park, died Friday at St. James Manor Nursing Home in Crete.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Tews Funeral Home, 18230 s. Dixie Highway, Homewood, with Miss Patricia Morton officiating.

Burial will be at Washington Memory Gardens in Homewood.

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

Mrs. Johnson was born June 21, 1909 in Melrose Park. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by a son, Eugene Johnson of Flossmoor; a sister, Margaret Miller of San Diego, Calif. and Darlene Schmidt of Michigan; and three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Florence Keating
Homemaker

Florence "Arlene" Keating (nee Conrad), 69, of Chicago, died Friday at her home.

A funeral mass will be said at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Christina Church, 111th Street and Christiana Avenue, Chicago. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the McGann & Son Funeral Home, 10727 S. Pulaski Road, Chicago.

Mrs. Keating was a homemaker.

Survivors include four sons, Michael Keating, Edward Keating, Martin Keating Jr. and Richard Keating; three daughters, Maryellen Brady, Karen Helbig and Peggy Keating; three sisters, Donna Rita Franzen, Dolores Dybas and Jean Schrubbe; three brothers, John Conrad, William Conrad and Ronald Conrad; and 18 grandchildren.

Margaret Kotowicz
Retired hotel employee

Margaret Kotowicz (nee Lave) 72, of Chicago's Garfield Ridge community, died Friday at Hinsdale Hospital.

A funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S. Archer Ave., Chicago. Cremation is private.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. Tuesday until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Kotowicz was a retired telephone operator for Executive Hotels.

She is survived by three daughters, Pamela Novelli of Chicago's Garfield Ridge community, Kathleen Slotarksi and Dawn Skopec; a brother, Bernard Lave; three sisters, Mary Ann Marnell, Shirley Brannigan and Carol McAdams; and five grandchildren.

Please omit flowers.

George Musilek
Retired machinist

George S. Musilek, 76, of Oak Lawn, died Friday at his home.

A funeral mass will be said at 10 a.m. today at St. Linus Church, 10300 S. Lawler Ave., Oak Lawn. 

Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in River Grove.

Mr. Musilek was born Nov. 12, 1922. He was retired from Uarco after working there 26 years.

He was a World War II veteran of the Army; and a member of Illiana American Legion Post 22 on Chicago's Southeast Side. 

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Musilek; a daughter, Barbara "Bam" Herkert of Eagan, Minn.; two sisters, Sylvia Nesetril of Berwyn and Jeanette McIntyre of Chicago.

Memorials to St. Linus Church Adoration Chapel would be appreciated.

Arrangements are being handled by Blake-Lamb Funeral Home in Oak Lawn.

Michael Santo
Former store owner

Michael Santo, 79, of LaGrange Park, died Thursday at Manorcare Nursing Home in Hinsdale.

A funeral mass will be said at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, 5614 S. 77th Court, Summit. Entombment will be at Resurrection Mausoleum in Justice.

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

Mr. Santo was the former owner of Sam Santo's Sport Store, Printwear Inc., and Horizons Screen Printing in Chicago's Brighton Park community.

He was a World War II veteran of the Army; and a member of American Legion Argo-Summit Post 735.

He is survived by a son, Donald Siwinski of Chicago; two sisters, Betty Pancotto and Theresa Matula; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Katherine L. Tennant
Retired Nabisco supervisor

Katherine L. Tennant, 60, of Rotunda West, Fla., and formerly of Tinley Park, died in an automobile accident Tuesday in Charlotte County, Fla.

A funeral service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at Hickey Memorial Chapel, 4201 W. 147th St., Midlothian. 

Visitation will be from 2 to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Tennant lived in Tinley Park for 21 years. She and her husband, Frank Tennant, moved to Florida two months ago. She recently retired from Nabisco, located at 73rd Street and Kedzie Avenue on Chicago's Southwest Side, where she had worked for 30 years, her husband said.

"You couldn't find them any better," he said of his late wife. "She was a friendly person who would do anything for anybody as long as you didn't tread on her."

Other survivors include daughters, Deborah Trojan of Orland Park, and Denise Richardson of Gilbert, Ariz.; two sons, David Tennant of Justice, and Drew Tennant of Gilbert, Ariz.; one brother, Dr. Arnold Redman of Martin, Tenn.; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to donor's favorite charity.

Betty Jane Tom
Retired purchasing director

Betty Jane Tom, 80, of Tinley Park, died Friday at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights.

A funeral service was held Sunday. Burial was private.

Ms. Tom was born March 17, 1919, in Columbus, Ohio. 

She was a retired director of purchasing for Allied Tube Conduit in Harvey and a member of the Purchasing Association of Chicago.

Ms. Tom was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed tennis. She also enjoyed traveling.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews; and her lifelong friend, Dorothy Gwin.

Janet S. Wilcke
Blue Cap School client

Janet S. Wilcke, 60, of South Holland, died Friday at South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest.

A funeral mass will be said at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Benedict Church, 2339 York St., Blue Island. The mass will be preceded by a prayer service at 10:15 a.m. at Krueger Funeral Home, 13050 Greenwood Ave., Blue Island.

Burial will be at St. Benedict Cemetery in Crestwood.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Miss Wilcke was born in Blue Island. In 1984, she moved to the Windmill Nursing Pavilion of South Holland. She was one of the first people enrolled in the Blue Cap School, a Blue Island organization for the mentally and physically disabled, according to her sister, Edna Ford of Chicago.

"She had Down syndrome, but we were blessed to have her with us all that time," Ford said. "She had a great sense of humor and made a lot of people happy."

Her parents, the late Edwin and Daisy Wilcke, were among the founders of the Blue Cap School, Ford said.

Other survivors include a sister, Lois Goggin of California. Memorials may be made to the Blue Cap School.

Albin C. Witkowski
Retired crane operator

Albin C. Witkowski, 79, of Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood, died Thursday at St. Margaret Mercy Hospital, Hammond.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Sadowski Funeral Home, 13300 S. Houston Ave., Chicago. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Calumet City.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Witkowski was retired from his job as a crane operator for U.S. Steel. He served in the Navy during World War II, was a member of American Legion Post 272, and was considered an outstanding baseball and softball player.

Survivors include a son, Wayne Witkowski of Hegewisch; and one grandchild.


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