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Sunday, August 13, 2000

Walter Chadra
Sheet metal worker

Walter Chadra, 78, of Matteson, died Thursday in Matteson after a battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Chapel Hill Gardens South Funeral Home in Oak Lawn. Burial will be at Chapel Hill South Cemetery, Oak Lawn.

Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today.

Mr. Chadra was a sheet metal worker and member of Union Local 73.

He is survived by his wife, Sophia Chadra (nee Adamczyk); three daughters, Sandra Moffitt, Shirley Coglianese and Suzanne Ahlstrom; and eight grandchildren.

Joseph R. Michalski Sr.
Retired federal police officer

Joseph R. Michalski Sr., 78, of Hickory Hills, died Tuesday at Windsor Manor Nursing Home in Palos Hills.

A funeral service was Saturday at Hills Funeral Home in Palos Hills.

Burial was in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.

Mr. Michalski was born Sept. 12, 1921, in Chicago. He was a retired federal police officer.

He was an Army veteran of World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Worth American Legion Post 9991.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Michalski; three daughters, Janet Ahern of Wisconsin, Carol Fleming of Braidwood and Sandra Svec of Romeoville; six sons, Michael Michalski of Tinley Park, Carl Michalski of Bridgeview, John Michalski of Hickory Hills, Thomas Michalski of Chicago Ridge, Joseph Michalski Jr. of Oak Forest and James Michalski of Chicago Ridge; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Louis Trombino
Retired supervisor

Louis Trombino, 88, a lifelong Blue Island resident, died Friday at St. Francis Hospital.

A prayer service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hickey Memorial Chapel, 2429 W. 127th St., Blue Island, followed by mass at 11 a.m. at St. Donatus Church. The Rev. Robert Kleiner will officiate.

Burial will be at St. Benedict Cemetery in Crestwood.

Visitation is from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday at the memorial chapel.

Mr. Trombino was born March 11, 1912, in Calabria, Italy. 

He was a retired supervisor for Libby's.

He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus, Blue Island Moose Lodge and The Elks Lodge No. 1331.

Survivors include his wife, Minnie Trombino (nee Richardella); a daughter, Mary Ann Lamorte of New Lenox; one son, Louis J. Trombino of Blue Island; four sisters, Adeline Morroue of Arizona, Millie Goetz of Matteson, Irma Trombino of Nevada and Virginia Morfoot of Blue Island; three brothers, Joe Trombino of Blue Island, George Trombino of Arizona and Tony Trombino of Carbondale; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Bernice Wolske
Retired secretary

Bernice P. Wolske (nee Priggie), 84, a lifelong Blue Island resident, died Wednesday at St. Francis Hospital.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Blue Island. The Rev. Glenn Blackwelder will officiate.

Burial will be at First Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Alsip.

Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday at Hallinan Funeral home, 2601 Vermont St., Blue Island.

Mrs. Wolske was born June 16, 1916, in Blue Island.

She was secretary to the president of B.M. Electric Co. in Blue Island for 15 years until retiring in 1980.

She was an officer and longtime member of Blue Island Womens Club, Friends of the Library, Blue Island AARP, and the Blue Island Historical Society.

She was a lifelong active member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Survivors include two sons, Charles Wolske of Tinley Park and Brian Wolske of Valparaiso, Ind.; two brothers, Howard Priggie of Western Springs and Norman Priggie; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the church.

Saturday, December 2, 2000

Leonard E. Balicki
Supervisor

Leonard E. Balicki, 73, of Orland Park, died Wednesday at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago.

A funeral mass will be said at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Julie Billiart Church in Orland Park.

Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Justice.

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

Mr. Balicki was born on June 27, 1927, in Chicago. He worked as a supervisor for Chicago Northwestern Railroad. 

He is survived by a daughter, Diane Rutkowski; and three grandchildren.

Anna P. Dabisch
Homemaker

Anna P. Dabisch (nee Steinhauer), 91, of Lemont, formerly of Chicago Lawn, died Wednesday at Mother Theresa Home in Lemont.

A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Bolingbrook. The Rev. David Hankus will officiate.

Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery in Chicago.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Bolingbrook McCauley Funeral Chapel, 530 W. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook.

Mrs. Dabisch was born Aug. 23, 1909, in Chicago. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by two sons, Elmer Dabisch Jr. and Kenneth Dabisch; a daughter, Elaine Engel; a brother, John Steinhauer; two sisters, Rosalie Burdzinski and Katherine Szaflarski; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Eileen 'Ellie' Mander
Retired clerk/cashier

Eileen "Ellie" Mander (nee Burns), 84, of Oak Lawn, died Thursday at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn. 

A funeral mass will be said at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Germaine Church, 4240 W. 98th St., Oak Lawn.

Burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth.

Mrs. Mander was born July 19, 1916, in Clare Island, County Mayo, Ireland. She worked as a clerk/cashier for a laundry company.

She is survived by her husband, Norman A. Mander; three sisters, Annie Burns O'Malley, Kathleen Burns Joyce and Elish Burns O'Toole; and many nieces and nephews.

Antonia F. Reyes
Retired waitress

Antonia F. Reyes (nee Fasio), 81, of Chicago's Brighton Park, died Thursday at home.

A funeral mass will be said at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Chicago.

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

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

Mrs. Reyes was born on Nov. 16, 1919, in Paola, Kansas. She worked as a waitress for Carson Pirie Scott.

She is survived by 10 sons, Manuel Reyes, Rudolph Reyes, Angel Reyes, Richard Reyes, Alfred Reyes, James Reyes, Samuel Reyes, David Reyes, Edward Reyes and Gerard Reyes; three daughters, Sylvia Castillo, Norma Biernacki and Evangeline Reyes-Seitz; 28 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

Phyllis R. Schaaf
Switchboard operator

Phyllis R. Schaaf (nee Sode), 60, of Chicago's Garfield Ridge, died Wednesday at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn.

Funeral and burial will be private.

Mrs. Schaaf was born March 9, 1940, in Chicago. She worked as a switchboard operator for Summit Fast Freight.

She is survived by her husband, Cornelius Schaaf; a daughter, Kim Swiatek; two sons, Scott Schaaf and Jeff Schaaf; two sisters, Mary Donovan and Elvera Vanorden; and four grandchildren.

Kenneth D. Schulte
Newspaper employee

Kenneth D. Schulte, 64, of Midlothian, died Tuesday at home.

A funeral mass will be said at 10 a.m. today at St. Christopher Church in Midlothian. The Rev. Martin Marreu will officiate.

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

Mr. Schulte was born Aug. 26, 1936, in Hoven, S.D. He was an employee and union chairman in the composing room of the Chicago Sun-Times. He was a 40-year member of the Communications Workers of America-International Typographers Union.

He is survived by three sons, Timothy Schulte of Nebraska, Jeffrey Schulte of Villa Park and Kevin Schulte of Orland Hills; a brother, Chuck Schulte; and eight grandchildren.

Memorials can be made to Father Flanagan's Boys Home in Boys Town, Neb. 68010.

Edmond G. Stanley
Retired machinist

Edmond G. Stanley, 89, of Matteson, formerly of Chicago Heights, died Wednesday at St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today at First Christian Church, 1045 Dixie Highway, Chicago Heights. The Rev. Floyd Knight will officiate.

Burial will be at Skyline Memorial Park in Monee.

Mr. Stanley was born March 4, 1911, in Miles City, Mont. He worked as a machinist for Amsco in Chicago Heights for more than 20 years. 

He is survived by his wife, Emily Mae Stanley; three daughters, Nancy Fedorchak of Minnesota, Edna McNeeley of Matteson and Jacqueline Bushen of Frankfort; two sons, Glen Stanley of Matteson and Robert Stanley of Michigan; 13 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Sophie J. Surdyk
Retired mail order employee

Sophie J. Surdyk (nee Saternus), 80, of Chicago, died Wednesday at Mercy Hospital in Chicago.

A funeral mass will be said at 10 a.m. today at St. Barbara Church.

Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Justice.

Mrs. Surdyk was born Dec. 12, 1919. She worked as a catalog order taker for Spiegel Catalog Co. in Chicago.

She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Wake of Chicago; two sisters-in-law, Wanda Saternus and Trudy Saternus; a fond friend, Christina Ramirez; and four grandchildren.

Sister M. Viatora, SSC
Educator

Sister M. Viatora, SSC, 92, member of the Sisters of St. Casimir for 70 years, died Wednesday at the Motherhouse Chapel.

A funeral mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Motherhouse Chapel, 2601 W. Marquette Road, Chicago.

Burial will be at St. Casimir Cemetery in Chicago.

Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Motherhouse Chapel.

Sister Viatora taught French and secretarial studies at St. Casimir/Maria High School and also taught at Villa Joseph Marie High School in Pennsylvania and at Sacred Heart High School in Nebraska.

She is survived by a brother, Anthony Viatora; and many nieces and nephews.

William M. Yore
Retired materials handler

William M. Yore, 73, of Evergreen Park, died Tuesday at home.

A funeral mass will be said at 9:30 a.m. at Most Holy Redeemer Church, 96th and Lawndale Avenue, Evergreen Park.

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

Mr. Yore was born July 7, 1927, in Chicago. He graduated from Leo High School and served in the Army. He worked as a radio repairman and as a materials handler for Clark Equipment in Burbank. He was a member of Most Holy Redeemer Church in Evergreen Park.

He is survived by his wife, Irene E. Yore; and three sisters, Helen McLaughlin, Rosemary Kobler and Margaret Pickert.

Frank Zaret
General contractor

Frank Zaret, 79, of Park Forest, died Nov. 21 at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke Hospital in Chicago.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Lain-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Westwood Drive, Park Forest.

Mr. Zaret was born on Dec. 21, 1920, in Chicago. He was a general contractor and founder of the Alba Art Studios and Alba Builders in Joliet and founder of the American License Builders Association and Children Achievement Program in Joliet. He served in the Army during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Claire Zaret; two sons, Mark Zaret of Park Forest and Bruce Zaret of Texas; two brothers, Mitchell Zaret of Florida and Aaron Zaret of California; a brother-in-law, Max Schorvitz of Chicago; and two grandchildren.

Memorials can be made to the Park Forest Public Library, 400 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forest, Ill., 60466.


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