Samuel Constantine Condes

 

Samuel Condes  April 24th,1915 – July 22nd, 2020

In light of the current health situation, the services for Mr. Condes will take place all in one day as a semi private service. The visitation will take place 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Saturday July 25th at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church 15625 South Bell Road Homer Glen Illinois 60491. WITH THE HELP OF THE CHURCH PARISH COUNCIL ONLY 40 PEOPLE WITH MASKS ON WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE CHURCH AT ONE TIME IN ACCORDANCE WITH CDC GUIDELINES OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS AND THE GREEK ORTHODOX METROPOLIS OF CHICAGO

THE FUNERAL WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 10:30 AM AND WILL BE RESERVED FOR FAMILY AND THOSE THAT HAVE MADE RESERVATION WITH THE FAMILY DIRECTLY BY CALLING HARRIETTE AT 630/487-7678. Mr. Condes will be laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery in Evergreen Park Illinois. The Condes and Zervakis families would like to thank you for understanding and greatly appreciate your prayers and gestures of sympathy during this difficult time. Most importantly they wish for you and your loved ones to be safe.The family has asked that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church.

**Again if you plan to attend the visitation you MUST have a mask and will have to pay your respects and leave so others may enter… Thank you

Samuel “Sotirios” Constantine Condes passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 22, 2020.
Born and raised in Chicago, Sam was the oldest son of the late Constantine and the late
Haricleia (Yiannias) Condes. He was predeceased by his beautiful wife Helen (Plakas) Condes; his
brother Nicholas (Sue) Condes; his brother Charles (Phyllis) Condes; and his toddler sister,
Chrisanthy Condes.
Samuel is survived by his daughter Harriette (Tassos) Zervakis, his son Johnny Samuel Condes,
grandson Samuel Constantine Condes, grandson Peter Nicholas Zervakis (fiancée Katerina
Demetra Pappas), godson Angelo Avgerinos, cousins, and friends.
Sam attended Mt. Carmel High School for two years on an academic scholarship and later
studied at the University of Chicago. A gifted, life-long musician, he played violin as a child and
the piano as an adult. Sam took voice lessons at the Sherwood Conservatory in Chicago and was
a tenor in several Greek Orthodox church choirs. An opera lover, Sam greatly enjoyed singing in
the Chicago Greek Chorus, a group that staged Greek operas. The Chorus also sang weekly on
the radio during WW II, assisting in raising funds for the Greek War Relief effort. Sam taught
himself how to read Byzantine music and chanted in church services, as well as directing choirs.
During World War II, Sam served in the U.S. Army as an anti-aircraft artillery gunner and was
honorably discharged with various decorations, including two Bronze Battle Stars. He rarely
spoke about the war, but he did share an experience that may be described as a miracle.
Sam traveled extensively throughout the United States. Each time he visited a city, Sam would
look for the closest Greek Orthodox church, attending services and joining the chanters/choirs
in song.
When he worked for the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, Sam was highly regarded for his
meticulous calculations of complicated rates and for his leadership and teamwork skills. He
declined promotions to the Louisville office to stay close to his Chicago family.
Diplomatic and mild-mannered, Sam was beloved and admired. The family thanks caregiver Gigi
Piotrowska for all the times she made him laugh.
Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 A.M. on Saturday, July 25 at Assumption Greek Orthodox
Church, 15625 South Bell Road, Homer Glen. For the funeral at 10:30 A.M. required reservations
may be made at 630/487-7678 In lieu of flowers, donations to Assumption Greek Orthodox Church of Homer Glen are appreciated.

 

 


Sandra Jean Reisdorf

 

Sandra Jean Reisdorf    June 5th, 1948 – July 20th, 2020

Visitation for Ms. Reisdorf will take place all in one day at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills Illinois 60465. (Next to McDonalds)  Saturday July 25th from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM with a Memorial service at 4:30 PM .

MASKS MUST BE WARN T ATTEND SERVICES. THANK YOU

 

Sandra “Sandy” Jean Reisdorf passed away peacefully Monday morning, July 20th, comforted by her beloved niece April at Cordia Senior Residence in Westmont. Cherished Aunt to April (Dan) Vullo-White and great Aunt to Alex White. Dear Daughter to the late William Reisdorf and Agnes Curay. She is also survived by her sister Gloria Kerfin Vullo, Brothers Paul Vullo, Bill Reisdorf, Erik Reisdorf (Marcia Szabados), Niece Katharine Reisdorf and Nephew Matthew Reisdorf. Remembered for her warm heart, easy personality and flare for giving good advice Sandy made many friends along the way. She was especially thankful for those friends she made in her final years at Cordia Senior Residence. Sandy loved to travel. Always being a child at heart her favorite adventure destination was Disney World where she went many times. Sandy also greatly enjoyed Broadway musicals, reading books and her daily tv shows. Her niece April would like to say a special thank you to her caregiver Joy and the team at Peace Hospice for the comfort and support they provided to her and her Aunt in the final weeks. Sandy also had enormous love for animals. In lieu of flowers, it is being requested that donations be made in Sandy Reisdorf’s name to Trio Animal Foundation. 516 North Ogden Ave. Suite 199, Chicago, IL 60642. Visitation will take place at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 S. Southwest Hwy (7700 W) Palos Hills. 60465 on Sunday July 25th from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Memorial chapel service 4:30 PM. Interment Private. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services handling all arrangements. For info please contact 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Joan Rundle

 

Joan Rundle June 12th, 1941 – July 16th, 2020

 

Services for Mrs. Rundle will be held on Sunday July 19th, 2020 at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 South Southwest Hwy Palos Hills IL 60465  (Next to McDonalds) from 2PM to 6 PM. The family is asking that if you plan to attend that you please wear a mask.  Due to the current health situations only 50 people will be allowed in the chapel at a time.     The Rundle and Pottle families would like to thank you for your prayers and gestures of sympathy, they also would like to thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult times. More importantly they wish for you and your family to be safe.

 

 

Joan Rundle (nee Smith) of Palos Hills, passed away peacefully at home early Thursday morning July 16th with her loving family at her side. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence. Loving mother of Kimberly Rundle and Pamela (Lawrence) Pottle. Dearest Nana of Larry, Grace, and Reed. Devoted daughter of the late Margaret Doyle and Herbert Smith. Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Joan was a friend to Bill W. and a member of Lemont Oaks. Visitation will take place at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 S. Southwest Hwy (7700 W) Palos Hills. 60465 on Sunday July 19th from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. For info please contact 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Gregory P. Les

 

 

Gregory P. Les    June 23rd, 2020

 

 

In light of the current health situation, the services for Mr. Les will take place all in one day as a semi private service. The visitation will take place 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Tuesday June 30th at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church 12307 Ridgeland Avenue Palos Heights IL 60463. ONLY 100 PEOPLE WITH MASKS ON WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE CHURCH AT ONE TIME IN ACCORDANCE WITH CDC GUIDELINES OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS AND THE GREEK ORTHODOX METROPOLIS OF CHICAGO.

 THE FUNERAL WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 11:00 AM AND WILL BE RESERVED FOR FAMILY ONLY. Mr. Les will be laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery in Evergreen Park  Illinois which will also be a private service.  Guests are also invited to watch the funeral service at (www.saint-spyridon.org) The Les, Hix, and Infantis families would like to thank you for understanding and greatly appreciate your prayers and gestures of sympathy during this difficult time. Most importantly they wish for you and your loved ones to be safe. The family asks that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church 12307 South Ridgeland Avenue Palos Heights IL 60463 .  Makaria luncheon will be held at a later date due to COVID-19.

Again if you plan to attend you MUST have a mask and will have to pay your respects and leave so others may enter… Thank you

Gregory P. Les of Tinley Park and formerly of Louka, Tripolis Greece, passed away Tuesday afternoon June 23rd peacefully at his home with family at his side. Beloved husband of Joanne (nee Georgiou/Proutsos). Loving father Pete (Demi) Les, Tom (Gina) Les, Anna (Joe) Les Hix, and Vasiliki (Theodore) Les Ifantis. Devoted son of the late Panagiotis Les and late Anna (nee Kalogeros) Les. Dear brother of the late George (Kyriakoula “Koula”) Les of California and Kyratso “Koula” (Jim) Chatzis of Canada. Fond brother-in-law of John (the late Eugenia) Mazarakos, Panagiota (the late Dean Gerogiou), Christ (Evanthia) Georgiou, George (Kathy) Georgiou, Jim (Maria) Georgiou, Cathy (Angelo) Nassis. Loving Nephew of Vasilios of Les Hickory Hills and Angelo Les of New York.  The proud pappou of 7 grandsons, Evan, Cory, Justin Les, Gregory and Ari Les and Jameson and Grayson Hix, of whom he loved to speak of their baseball athletics to all his friends. He was a special uncle, cousin, godfather, and friend to many here in Chicago, New York, California, Canada and Greece. Greg will always be remembered for his love of his beloved home village Louka, the many friends which he helped migrate to Canada and then to the United States and of course his match making.  A successful restaurateur and founder of Les Brothers in Canada, The Bridgeview Drive Inn, Panama, and Georgios South (currently Olivers’s in Oak Forest). His favorite demotika (folk) bouzoukia music with Philio Pyrgaki, Yiannis Giamaras, the great Klarino Yianni and Thanasis Vasilopoulos and of course his kafenio “OPEN” with his buddies!   May His Memory be Eternal!  In light of the current health situation, the services for Mr. Les will take place all in one day as a semi private service. The visitation will take place 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Tuesday June 30th at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church 12307 South Ridgeland Avenue palos Heights IL 60463.  ONLY 100 PEOPLE WITH MASKS ON WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE CHURCH AT ONE TIME IN ACCORDANCE WITH CDC GUIDELINES OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS AND THE GREEK ORTHODOX METROPOLIS OF CHICAGO.  THE FUNERAL WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 11:00 AM AND WILL BE RESERVED FOR FAMILY ONLY. Mr. Les will be laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery in Evergreen Park Illinois.  The Les,  Hix , and Infantis families would like to thank you for understanding and greatly appreciate your prayers and gestures of sympathy during this difficult time. Most importantly they wish for you and your loved ones to be safe.  The family asks himself that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, 12307 S Ridgeland Ave. Palos Heights, Il 60463.  Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. For info please call 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711 and www.Orricofuneral.com

 

 


Pat “Jim” O’Hara

 

 

 

Pat “Jim ” O’Hara January 27, 1932 – June 21, 2020

Services for Mr. O’Hara will be held on Sunday June 28th, 2020 at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 South Southwest Hwy Palos Hills IL 60465  (Next to McDonalds) from 2PM to 8 PM. The family is asking that if you plan to attend that you please wear a mask.  Due to the current health situations the funeral will be a private  event for the family only. You are however invited to view the funeral mass via live streaming at https://asimplestreaming.godaddysites.com/ohara     The O’Hara and Dahill families would like to thank you for your prayers and gestures of sympathy, they also would like to thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult times. More importantly they wish for you and your family to be safe.

  

O’Hara
Pat “Jim” O’Hara 88 of Palos Heights, formerly of Burbank and born of Tullycusheen Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo Ireland, passed away peacefully at home with family at
his side on Sunday afternoon June 21st . Loving husband of Peggy (nee Dahill) for 15 years and the late Bernadette (nee Doherty) for 37 years. Cherished father of Maureen
(Tony) Fischinger, Jim (Pam), the late Michael, Karen (Paul) Lally, Kevin (Michele), Sharon (Pat) O’Hara, Kevin (Donna) Dahill, Noreen Dahill, and Michelle (Matt) Lynn. Devoted Papa of Matt, Reilly, Erin, Colin, Sarah, Claire, Mark, Nora, Declan, Owen, Aiden, Jack, Danielle, Michael, Aileen and Grace. Dear uncle and brother of many. Jim arrived in America in 1955. He was drafted into the Army and proudly served our country from 1957-1959. He was a founding member of Gaelic
Park where he enjoyed Ceili dancing and attending their monthly mass luncheon. Jim enjoyed his get togethers with his friends, whether it was playing poker, the Irish card game “25”, or bowling every week (which never improved his score). “The Irish Hour” radio show was
loudly played every Saturday morning and the kitchen was quickly transitioned into a dance floor. Jim was a member of the Irish Pioneer Society, pledging to abstain from alcohol at confirmation age 12 until the age of 18. Jim continued his pledge and remained true to his vow his entire life. Jim was fortunate to have had two wonderful marriages. The first in 1962 to Bernadette whose gregarious nature led to a houseful of laughter and love. He was fortunate to have good friends introduce him to Peggy and their blessed union began in 2004. Jim found
in Peggy a similar kind, gentle and loving partner and their families blended together well.
They enjoyed traveling and spending time with family, especially their cherished grandkids. Jim was an honest friend, a strong Christian and a loving husband, father and papa. He will be deeply missed by family and friends alike. Visitation will take place at The Palos-Gaidas  Funeral Home 11028 S. Southwest Hwy (7700 W) Palos Hills IL. 60465 on Sunday June 28th from 2 PM to 8 PM. A private funeral service will take place for family only due to restrictions related to the current health situations. You are invited tolive stream the funeral by logging on to asimplestreaming.godaddysites.com/Ohara. Jim will be laid to rest at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery of Alsip. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Misericordia. For info please contact 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


John D. Arvanetes

 

 

John D. Arvanetes February 15, 1934 – June 6, 2020

In light of the current health situation, the services for Mr. Arvanetes will take place all in one day as a semi private service. The visitation will take place 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Wednesday June 10th at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills. WITH THE HELP OF THE CHURCH PARISH COUNCIL ONLY 100 PEOPLE WITH MASKS ON WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE CHURCH AT ONE TIME IN ACCORDANCE WITH CDC GUIDELINES OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS AND THE GREEK ORTHODOX METROPOLIS OF CHICAGO.

You are invited to follow the live steam of the funeral at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church’s Facebook Page.

THE FUNERAL WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 11:00 AM AND WILL BE RESERVED FOR FAMILY ONLY. Mr. Arvanetes will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery in Justice Illinois. The Arvanetes family would like to thank you for understanding and greatly appreciate your prayers and gestures of sympathy during this difficult time. Most importantly they wish for you and your loved ones to be safe. Mr. Arvanetes asked that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the Father Byron Koraes student assistance fund.

**Again if you plan to attend the visitation you MUST have a mask and will have to pay your respects and leave so others may enter… Thank you

 

John D. Arvanetes 86 of Tinley Park, and born in Thoknia, Arcadia Greece passed away suddenly Saturday, June 6, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved and cherished husband of Barbara (nee Giannakopoulos) for over 46 years. Loving father of Demetrios Arvanetes, Harry (Pamela) Arvanetes, and Amalia (Peter) Berchos. Proud pappou of Brina, Mia, Johnny, Athan, Maxine, Katerina, Leo, and Damian. Devoted son of the late Demetrios and Amalia. Dear brother of the late Ioanna (the late Theofilos) Stavrianos, Vasiliki (the late Triantafilos) Kotsogiannis, the late Ifigenia (the late John) Sgouros, the late Katina Arvanetes, and Nicki (Nicholas) Papanikolaou. John proudly served his country in the U.S, Army during the 1950’s while stationed in Germany. He was an amazing Nouno and his nieces and nephews were proud to call him Theo Yanni. John dedicated his life and his free time to many organizations. He held the Presidency of the A.H.E.P.A. Woodlawn Chapter #93, the Megalopoli Society and The Parish Council of Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church. He had many hobbies including cooking, golfing, fishing, and playing cards with friends. One of his favorite things to do was to watch his eight grandchildren compete in all of their different sports and activities. He was devoted to his faith, his wife, his children, and especially his grandchildren who affectionately called him Pappouli! May His Memory be Eternal!  The visitation will take place 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Wednesday June 10th at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills.  THE FUNERAL WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 11:00 AM AND WILL BE RESERVED FOR FAMILY ONLY. Mr. Arvanetes will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery in Justice, Illinois. In lieu of flowers memorials be made to the Father Byron Koraes student assistance fund. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. For info please call 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711 and www.Orricofuneral.com

 

 

 


Joan M. Gilkison

 
Joan Gilkison March 4, 1936 – June 4th, 2020
In light of the current health situation, the services for Joan Gilkison will take place all in one day as a private service. She will be laid to rest alongside her beloved late husband’s Raymond and Gordon at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Alsip Illinois. The Gilkison, Weber, and Rundle families would like to thank you for understanding and greatly appreciate your prayers and gestures of sympathy during this difficult time. Most importantly they wish for you and your loved ones to be safe.
 
Joan M. Gilkison (nee Rundle) 84 of Palos Hills, formerly of Chicago, passed away peacefully Thursday morning June 4th at Palos Community Hospital. Beloved and devoted wife of the late Raymond Weber and the late Gordon Gilkison. Proud mother of Ray (Rita) Fyfe, Cindy Lindish, Lori Weber, Deb (Al) Linkowski, Sandy Morgan-Gilkison , and Mike (Roz) Gilkison. Loving grandmother of Walter (Lindsay) Lindish, Ashlee (Brett) Siebert, Courtney Fyfe, and Caitlin (Irving) Fyfe, Mikey, Alyssa and Erin Gilkison, and Amanda Amundson. Great grandmother of Luke and Celine. Cherished daughter of the late Jay Rundle and Loretta McIlnay. Dear sister of the late Larry (Joan) Rundle. Fond aunt of Pamela (Larry) Pottle, and Kimberly Rundle and great aunt of Reed Pottle. Joan had a flare for life she enjoyed taking trips to Ft. Myers Beach, Four Winds Casino, the beauty parlor and the nail salon! If you knew her, you would know that QVC and HSN were her favorite channels. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends Services for Joan Gilkison will take place all in one day as a private service and she will be laid to rest alongside her beloved husbands Raymond and Gordon at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Alsip Illinois. Orrico Kourelis
Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. For info please call 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711 and www.Orricofuneral.com

 

 


Dorothy Kozak

 

Dorothy Kozak    March 23rd, 1934 – May 21st, 2020

In light of the current health situation, the services for Mrs. Kozak will take place all in one day as a private service. She will be laid to rest alongside her beloved husband James with the brave men and woman who gave their lives for our great nation at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood Illinois. The Kozak, Casey, Wheeler, and Higgins families would like to thank you for understanding and greatly appreciate your prayers and gestures of sympathy during this difficult time. Most importantly they wish for you and your loved ones to be safe.

 

Dorothy Francis Kozak (nee Higgins) 86 of Hickory Hills, formerly of Beverly, passed away peacefully Thursday evening May 21st at home with her loving family by her side. Beloved and devoted wife of the late James for over 60 years. Loving mom of Linda (Chris) Casey, Michael (Julie) Kozak, the late Susan Kozak, Stephen Kozak, Patricia (Ronnie) Wheeler, and Jimmy (Kristen) Kozak. Cherished grandma of Sandy (Nick) Russo, Michelle Casey, C.J. Casey, Kelsey Kozak, Shane Kozak, Adam Kozak, Nikki (Grant) Gadaway, Lily Kozak, Andy Kozak, Cassidy Wheeler, Sadie Wheeler, and Landon Kozak. Great grandma of Christopher, Addison, Victoria, and Gabrielle. Dearest daughter of the late Monroe and Maxine Higgins and sister of Karen (Larry) Scanlon, the late Monroe “Boat”  Jr.(Katy) Higgins, Preston “Jimmy” (Carol) Higgins, and the Late Richard Higgins. Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Dorothy devoted her life to her children and husband and epitomized everything that a mother is. She loved her time with family and friends and in-between her Bridge Club nights she spent her mornings with her bowling league, together they made up her second family. It’s a wonder with all that going on she managed time to complete the taxes for so many friends and family, and of course nothing could stop her from her trips to the casino! She graduated high school from Longwood Academy and then worked as a travel agent in Chicago for a few years which led her around the world, until mutual neighborhood friends set her up on a blind date.  This was the beginning of a 60 year relationship with her loving husband Jim. She settled down and took a position in her family business as a secretary at Preston A. Higgins & Co where she later became a shareholder and a corporate officer. Along the way she worked for 30 years as a tax preparer for The H & R Block Company. She took classes to get her tax preparer certification and Treasury Card which incidentally qualified her to represent clients at their tax audits. Dorothy will be greatly missed by family and friends alike. Services for Mrs. Kozak will take place all in one day as a private service and she will be laid to rest alongside her beloved husband James along with the brave men and women who gave their lives for our great nation at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood Illinois. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. For info please call 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711 and www.Orricofuneral.com

 

 


Kathleen J. Rossetti

 
Kathy Rosetti May 1st, 1957 – May 24th, 2020
Kathleen “Kathy” J. Rossetti nee Gregolas, age 63, of Orland Park, Illinois, passed away
peacefully at home on Sunday, May 24. Loving Life Partner for over 25 years of Anthony
“Tony” A. Kratzer. Mother of Christopher S. Rossetti and Brian Rossetti. Beloved Sister of
Michael Gregolas and Joyce (Will Martin) Evers. Proud Grandma of Christopher J. Rossetti and
Catrina Rossetti. Fond Aunt Mic of LeeAnn (Victor) Cuny-Nuno and Cathy “Cat” (Gary) Hlotke.
Dearest Great-Aunt of Zelda Nuno, Benjamin Hlotke and Vivianna Nuno. Cherished Cousin of
Many. Special Sister of Laura (Don Mandelkow) Dubin and Carol Morton. Loyal Mommy to her
fur baby Finny. Kathy was preceded in death by her parents James Gregolas and Catherine
Gregolas nee Gedvill along with her other fur baby Zak. She was well loved and will be greatly
missed by her family, friends and neighbors. Throughout Kathy’s battle, she continued to work at Speedway in Homer Glen and at Bloomingfield’s in Orland Park and greeted everyone with a
smile and a hello. She enjoyed going to all the local festivals and patronizing the local
restaurants. Tony would like to thank Kathy’s doctor Rao along with all his staff and Palos
Hospice for all their caring and compassion. Friends are invited to Celebrate Kathy’s life on
Saturday, May 30, 2020 from 9:00 AM until 12:00 Noon at PALOS-GAIDAS FUNERAL
HOME , 11028 South (7700 West) Southwest Highway, Palos Hills, Illinois 60465. Interment will be private. As of now, due to the coronavirus, the State of Illinois requires no more than 10 people at a time at the visitation so people will be rotated in and out. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Kathy’s name can be made to The Cancer Support Center located at 2028 Elm Road, Homewood, Illinois 60430. For further information, Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements, for information please call 877/974-9201 or visit www.orricofuneral.com.

 

 


Tom M. Dublin

 

 

 

Tom Michael Dublin July 4th 1946 – March 28th, 2020

In light of the current health situation, the services for Mr. Dublin will take place all in one day as a private service. He will be laid to rest along with the brave men and woman who gave their lives for our great nation at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. The Dublin, Waitkus, and Howard families would like to thank you for understanding and greatly appreciate your prayers and gestures of sympathy during this difficult time. Most importantly they wish for you and your loved ones to be safe.

 

Tom Dublin of Channahon, formerly of Palos Hills and Chicago’s Brighton Park/Douglas Park neighborhoods, passed away peacefully Saturday March 28th at his home with his family at his side. Beloved husband of Helen (nee Waitkus) for over 50 years. Loving father of Nicolette (Dan) Howard and proud grandpa of his little buddy Zander. Dear son of the late Michael and Anna Dublin. Dearest brother of Chris Dublin, the late Marie Ranieri, Sophie (Frank) Tobias, Richard (Tammy) Dublin, the late John Dublin, Joe (Elizabeth ) Dublin, Michael (Elizabeth) Dublin, the late Steve Dublin, Janette (Leroy/ Mike) Gunsteen, Teresa Pappas, Paul (Carol) Dublin, and Ann (ED) Nicholas. Brother-in-law Peter (Rose Mary) Waitkus, Tony (Cathy) Waitkus, Frank (Blanca) Waitkus, Christine Casey, and Richard Waitkus. Fond uncle and great uncle of many nieces and nephews. Tom was very proud to be a veteran of The United States Army and Reserves. He was also a devoted member of St. Ann of Channahon Knights of Columbus, volunteered for Meals on Wheels, and enjoyed his fishing and the casinos with his free time. He will be greatly missed by family and friends alike. Services for Mr. Dublin will take place all in one day as a private service and he will be laid to rest alongside the brave men and women who gave their lives for our great nation at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington Virginia. Orrico kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. In leiu of flowers memorials should be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the American Cancer Society. For info please call 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711 and www.Orricofuneral.com

 

 

 


Vasilios Nikolaos Doulas

 

 

 

Vasilios N. Doulas   August 30th, 1950 – April 8th 2020

In light of the current health situation, the services for Mr. Doulas will be held all in one day as a private service. He will be laid to rest in Bethania Cemetery, Justice, Illinois. The Doulas and Stryczek families would like to thank you for your understanding and greatly appreciate your prayers and gestures of sympathy during this most difficult time. Most importantly they wish for you and your loved ones to be safe.

Vasilios N. Doulas, age 69, suddenly passed away on April 8th, 2020. He was born on August 30th, 1950 in Louka Greece. He is survived by the love of his life, wife of 36 years Lynn (nee Stryczek). Loving Mpampa of Nikolaos V. Dearest Pethero of Vasiliki G. Loving Pappou of his 3 babies and forever in his heart, Eleni, Vasilios, and Aikaterina Doulas. Dearest brother of Nikoetta (the late Harry) Panos, Petroula (Louie) Verros, George (Maria) Doulas, and Anastasios (Effie) Doulas. Beloved son-in-law of Diane Gneda. Dearest brother-in-law of Frank (Sue) Stryczek and Kim (Anthony) Belmonte. Dearest Sebethero and best friend of the George & Kathy Georgiou Family. Beloved Uncle of Paul (Effie), Pam (Angelo), Connie (Sam), Bobby (Sophia), Nikolaos G. (Stell), Nancy (George), Nikolaos A., Marigo, Angelo, Stephanie (Ralph), Michael (Paige), Anthony Jr., Alex, and Andrew. He was loved by many family and friends and will be deeply missed.

In Memory

It broke our hearts to lose you,

But you did not go alone.

A part of us went with you,

The day God took you home.

If tears could build a stairway,

And heartaches make a lane,

We’d walk our way to heaven,

And bring you back again.

In life we loved you dearly,

In death we love you still,

In our hearts you hold a place

No one could ever fill.

                                                        

 

 

 


Art Kyriacopoulos

 

Art Kyriacopoulos  April 4th,1931 – April 6th, 2020

In light of the current health situation, the services for Mr. Kyriacopoulos will be held all in one day as a private service. He will be laid to rest in Bethania Cemetery, Justice, Illinois. The Kyriacopoulos, Sinclair, and Skowron families would like to thank you for your understanding and greatly appreciate your prayers and gestures of sympathy during this most difficult time. Most importantly they wish for you and your loved ones to be safe.

 

 

Art Kyriacopoulos 89, of Mokena and born of Kerasitsa, Tegea Greece, passed away Monday evening April 6th. His last days were surrounded by family and loved ones in the comfort of his home. Beloved husband of Georgia (nee Athanasopoulos) for over 62 years. Devoted father to Spiros (Patti) Kyriacopoulos, and Pauline (Scott) Sinclair. Loving pappou of Aristides (Katherine) Kyriacopoulos, Sheryl (Joseph) Skowron, Thanassi Kyriacopoulos, and Xenia Sinclair. Great pappou of Zoe Kyriacopoulos, and Ethan, Aiden, and Grayson Skowron. Dearest son of the late Spiros and Panagiota Kyriacopoulos and brother George Kyriacopoulos, the late Haralambros Kyriacopoulos and the late Vasiliki Kontalonis, and the late Georgia Kyriacopoulos. Fond theio of many nieces and nephews. May His Memory be Eternal! Services for Mr. Kyriacopoulos will be private and held all in one day at his beloved St. John the Forerunner Greek Orthodox Church. The interment will take place at Bethania Cemetery of Justice. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. For information please call 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Patricia S. Georgopulos

 

Patricia S. Georgopulos  July 7th, 1932 – April 4th, 2020

In light of the current health situation, the services for Mrs. Georgopulos will be held all in one day as a private service. She will be laid to rest in Bethania Cemetery, Justice, Illinois. The Nolan, Pappas, and Zikmund families would like to thank you for your understanding and greatly appreciate your prayers and gestures of sympathy during this most difficult time. Most importantly they wish for you and your loved ones to be safe.

Patricia S. Georgopulos, nee Papanicolaou, of Tinley Park, born in Madzagra-Tripoli, Greece. Beloved wife for 56 years to the late Soterios J. Loving mother of Christine (Charles) Nolan and Kiki (Bruce) Zikmund. Devoted Yiayia of Dean Siensa and Paige Zikmund. Loving sister of John(the late Theodora) Pappas and the late Eleni. Dearest aunt of Dr. George Papanicolaou and Ted (Tiffiany) Pappas. Proud Nouna of Eugenia (Ryan) Ruble. May her memory be eternal. Private funeral service.  Interment Bethania Cemetery. Memorials in her name can be made to Sts. Constantine & Helen Church, 11025 S. Roberts Road Palos Hills, IL 60465.

 

 

 


Edward Loch

 
Edward Loch January 3rd 1937 – April 1st, 2020
In light of the current health situation, the services for Edward Loch will take place as a private service on Monday, April 6th. He will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife Evelyn at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Justice. The Loch, Walters, and Valasek families would like to thank you for understanding and greatly appreciate your prayers and gestures of sympathy during this time. Most importantly they wish for you and your loved ones to be safe. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

 

 

 

Edward Loch of Hickory Hills, age 83, passed away peacefully the afternoon of Wednesday, April 1st at his home with family at his side. Beloved husband of the late Evelyn (nee Lushnia) for over 54 years. Dear father of Susan (Joseph) Walters, Ken (Bonnie) Loch, Sharon (Tim) Valasek, Judy Loch, and Jeff (Teresa) Loch. Loving grandfather of Collin (Alisha) Loch, Abby (Kody) Conley, Tom Loch, Kailyn Loch, and Hayley Walters. Dearest great grandfather of Olive, Leona, and Norah. Dear brother of Carol (Dennis) Suder and Len (Debra) Loch. Ed was a proud veteran of The United States Navy, serving on the USS Alfred A. Cunningham, and a member of the Tin Can Sailors National Association. Ed married his sweetheart in 1960 and they had three children while living in Brighton Park. They built their dream home in Hickory Hills in 1966, added two more children to the family, and became long time parishioners of St. Patricia Church, where all of the children attended school. Ed’s successful sales career resulted in starting his own company, OmniPrint Services, which he ran until his final days. Ed was a life-long Bears fan, an avid fisherman, and loved to putter in his garage and fix everything himself. Services will take place on Monday, April 6th as a private service and he will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife Evelyn at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Justice. A memorial service will be held at a later date. For info please call 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711, and online at www.Orricofuneral.com

 

 


Mary Anderson

 
Mary Anderson (Maria Protopappas) July 10, 1931 – February 28, 2020
In light of the current health situation, the services for Ms. Mary Anderson (Protopappa) will be held all in one day as a private service. She will be laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Park, Illinois. The Anderson and Berg family would like to thank you for your understanding and greatly appreciate your prayers and gestures of sympathy during this difficult time. Most importantly they wish you and your loved ones to be safe. In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Constantine and Helen Church or to St. Jude’s Hospital.
  
Mary Anderson, 88, from Palos Heights, Darien, and Scottsdale passed away at her daughter Halena’s home in California, surrounded by family on February 28 th Mary is survived by her two children Paul and Halena, son-in-law Doug (who loved her like his own mother), two grandchildren: Zoe and Luca, and her partner of 29 years Joe Nunes. Mary was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Haido Paulson- Protopappas and her brother Tom Paulson. Mary was born in Chicago, Il on July 10, 1931. Her Greek immigrant parents instilled the importance of education and encouraged their daughter to become a teacher. Mary graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Chicago Teacher’s College and with a Master’s degree in administration from De Paul University. She worked in Chicago schools, Hedges & Nansen Elementary, for over 40 years as a teacher, assistant principal, and ultimately, as principal. She made such an impact on her students and even the parents throughout her career. She worked very long hours, ensuring that every one of her “children” got the best education and both students, parents and staff were treated with unwavering respect and fairness. After spending her professional and personal life in the Chicago area, Mary enjoyed Scottsdale as a retreat in the winters. She later moved to the San Francisco East Bay area to live out her last few years surrounded by her loving daughter, son in law, granddaughters and their close friends. She attended many of Zoe and Luca’s volleyball games, graduations, birthdays, and other celebrations. Even though she suffered from dementia, Mary regularly beat Paul and Halena at Tavli (backgammon). She was called Yaya by all and eventually the moniker “Totally Awesome Yaya” was given to her. Mary will be remembered by her friends and relatives as an incredibly warm, loving and principled woman that had grace and style like no other. Aside from her immediate family, she touched so many hearts…from the children she taught, nieces and nephews, to children of her friends and beyond. She frequently helped others with sage advice and lent an ear to anyone at any time. Her laugh was contagious, and her convictions revered. She will be deeply and truly missed by so many. We loved her and she loved us. Totally Awesome Yaya indeed.
 Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. For information please call 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Yianoula (Joan) Gelis

 

Yianoula (Joan) Gelis  November 2,1926 – March 17,2020

In light of the current health situation ,the services for Mrs. Gelis will be held all in one day as a private service. She will be laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Park Illinois. The Gelis,Lattas, and Vardikos families would like thank you for your understanding and greatly appreciate your prayers and gestures of sympathy during this most difficult time. Most importantly they wish for you and your loved ones to be safe.

 

Yianoula (Joan) Gelis nee Giavaris (Babanena) 93 of Oak Lawn and born of Louka, Arcadia, Greece, passed away peacefully Tuesday night March 17th peacefully at home surrounded by loving family. Beloved and devoted wife of the late George Gelis for over 40 years. Most loving mother of Gus (Soula) Gelis, Nikoletta (Danny) Lattas, Kathy (Louie) Vardikos, and Peter Gelis. Dearest yiayia of Bobby (Angelica) Lattas, Maria (Adam) Weiss, Michael Vardikos, George (Angie) Gelis, Niki (George) Kounelis, Joanne (Kosta) Karanastasis, Stella (Jimmy) Tzotzos, George (Tina) Lattas, Christ Gelis, George (Megan) Vardikos, Joanna (Peter) Drebos, and George Gelis. Yianoula was the proud great grandmother of 23 great grandchildren. Loving sister of the late George (Georgia) Giavris, the late Bill (Eleni) Giavris, Calipso (the late George) Apostopoulos, the late Theodosis (Christine) Giavris, and Stavroula (the late Napoleon) Pantazopoulos. Fond Theia of many, many nieces and nephews in Greece, Australia, as well as the United States. A private service will take place for family in light of the current health situation and Yianoula will be laid to rest at Evergreen cemetery of Evergreen Park next to her beloved husband George. May her memory be eternal! Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. For information please contact 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711 or

 

 


Joseph Gutierrez

 

Joseph Gutierrez         January 17th,1927 – March 11th, 2020

Services For Mr. Gutierrez will take place all in one day on March 23rd, 2020. The visitation will take place from 9 AM to 12 PM with a chapel service beginning at  12:00 noon. The burial will take place at Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery of Evergreen Park. ** please note the funeral home guidelines for capacity.

 Gutierrez, 93, of Palos Hills passed away Wednesday morning March 11th at home with family at his side. Beloved husband of Catherine (nee) Perez for over 73 years. Loving father of Josephine Manasses, Brenda Beckman, the late Dean (Kim) Gutierrez, and Manuel Gutierrez.  Dearest Grandpa of Dora, Tina, Nicole, Joey, Nicholas, Cristin, Dean, Anthony, Erik, Manny, Veronica, Antonio, Armando, Vincent, Alex, Andrew, and Adam.  Cherished great grandfather of Jolie, Jacqueline, Elia, Dre, Mila, Sophia, Josephine, Hunter, Anthony, Tommy, Jolene, Lia, Addie, Gabriel and Catalina.  Visitation Monday March 23rd from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway (7700W), Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Funeral chapel service to begin at 12:00 PM. In accordance with the state of Illinois Public Health Guidelines, visitors will only be admitted in and out privileges as not to exceed the safe number set forth at the time of service by the city of Palos Hills. Thankyou.    Interment will take place at Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery of Evergreen Park Illinois. In Lieu of flowers, memorials will be made according to the families wishes. For information please call 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711 or  www.orricofuneral.com

 

 

 


Nicholas E. Liontakis

 

NICHOLAS E. LIONTAKIS  January 10, 1933 – February 29, 2020

Services for Mr. Liontakis will take place all in one day on March 5th, 2020 at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church of Homer Glen (15625 South Bell Road ). Visitation will take place at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM with funeral service to immediately follow. Interment will take place at Good Shepherd Cemetery of Orland Park. The Liontakis family kindly asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made in Nicholas’s name to The Assumption Greek Orthodox Church Building Fund.

 

 

Nicholas E. Liontakis, 87, of Olympia Fields, Illinois passed away at his home surrounded by his family on February 29, 2020.Nick is survived by his wife, Mary (nee Lyristakis); his three children, Calliopi (Kent) Jeffirs, Frances (James) Liontakis, and Emmanuel (Hedy) Liontakis; eight grandchildren, Stephen Jeffirs, Nicholas Jeffirs, his “Irish Beauty” Maria Jeffirs, Jack Nicholas McNamara, Eli James McNamara, John Liontakis, Leo Liontakis, and Dean Liontakis; and siblings, Vicky Skevofeelaka and George E. Liontakis.Nick was preceded in death by his parents, Emmanuel N. Liontakis and Frangitsa Liontakis of Karpathos, Greece; and siblings, Louis E. Liontakis and Sophia Liontakis. Nick was born on January 10, 1933 in Karpathos, Greece and came to the United States with this family at the age of two. Nick graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor’s degree in 1955 and Boston University Law School with his Juris Doctor degree in 1958.  He was a prominent attorney in Chicago who practiced law for over 40 years.Nick and Mary were married for 52 years. Nick and Mary took their children to Karpathos, Greece many times to spend time with their parents, aunts and uncles, and cousins. It was important to them that their children know their roots and heritage. Nick was extremely proud of his children and gave them the nicknames, “Pride and Joy”, “Angel”, and “Super Son”. His eight grandchildren brought him a tremendous amount of joy. May his Memory be Eternal! Visitation will be on March 5, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 15625 S. Bell Road, Homer Glen, Illinois prior to the Funeral at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Good Shepherd Cemetery in Orland Park, Illinois to follow. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to The Assumption Greek Orthodox Church of Homer Glen Building Fund. For information please call 877/974-9201 or 815/260-0668 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


John J. O’Brien

 

John J. O’Brien   July 14th, 1938 – February 17th, 2020

 

 

John J. O’Brien Jr., 81 of Naperville formerly of Orland Park, Midlothian and Burnside Chicago passedaway Monday, February 17 that St. Patrick‘s Residence peacefully in his sleep with family. Beloved husband to Rosita nee (Hahlweg) who predeceased him in 1981. Devoted son to the late John J. O’Brien Sr. and Marie nee (Klaczak) O’Brien who passed on February 17 th 1949 and son-in-law to the late Ernst and Emma Hahlweg from Germany. Loving father of the recently late Jeffrey T. O’Brien, late Ilona (Ben) Hill, Todd O’Brien and Tara (David) Stavropoulos. Proud Grandfather of Brenda Hill, Robert Hill, Marissa, Kira and Maia Stavropoulos. Loving brother to sister Judy (Mike) Llobera, and uncle to Miguelito, Martin, Martina, and Marc. Older brother to Robert (Mary) and uncle to Kelly, Karen (Howard) Jones, Matt (Christina) and Marcus (Amy) and older brother to sister Susan and late (John) McDonnell, and predeceased by baby brother Richard (Ricky). Most happily related to many more of their children and cousins. He was a proud Army Veteran who served his country and earned his mechanical engineering skills working on helicopters and airplanes. Dad started out as and Electrical Engineer teacher in Chicago after his Honorable discharge from the Army in 1960. In 1972 he became a proud and long serving member of the Local 150 Operating Engineers union and retired happily as a heavy equipment operator. He obtained his Bachelor‘s degree in 1986 and went on in slow times of work to be a substitute teacher at the local area high schools. He owned and operated an apartment building in Orland Park for over 30 years and relished in fixing each one up as tenants moved in and out, touching up the paint and woodwork. He enjoyed his grandchildren and travel during his retirement along with golf and breakfast with his buddy Jack prior to his Alzheimer‘s Diagnosis. His work ethic, humor and joy will be missed. Your memory and smile will live on in all of us! Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. Visitation and funeral will all take place on Saturday, February 22nd at Lack & Sons Funeral Home, 9236 S. Roberts Road, Hickory Hills, IL 60457.  Visitation 9 a.m -11:30 a.m. To be followed by a Chapel service at 11:30 a.m. Funeral to immediately follow with Interment at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery located at 87 th and Hamlin. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and enter tribute name John J. O’Brien at act.alz.org. For information please call 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Stavroula Kourafas

 

Stavroula Kourafas February 15th, 1930 – February 14th, 2020 

The Services for Mrs. Kourafas will take place all in one day on Monday, February 17th, 2020. The Visitation will take place at 9:00 AM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road ,Palos Hills Illinois 60465. The funeral will immediately follow. Voula will be laid to rest that same day next to her beloved George at Bethania cemetery of Justice.

 

Stavroula Kourafas nee (Kefalas), 89, of Leptini, Greece passed away Friday, February 14th, with family at her side. Beloved wife of the late George. Dearest mother of John and Sophia (the late Nick) Stathopoulos. Devoted and loving grandmother of George (Andrea), Yianni, and Stacie. Cherished great-grandmother of John. Dearest daughter of the late Antonis and Anastasia Kefalas. Dear sister of Elias and the late Nick Kefalas. Fond theia of many nieces and nephews. Her family and friends will remember her with great love and will continue to honor her in their memory every day. May her Memory be Eternal. Visitation for Stavroula Kourafas will be held on Monday February 17th, from 9:00 AM until time of funeral service at 10:00 AM at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road, Palos Hills Illinois 605465. Interment Bethania Cemetery.  Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling arrangements. For information please call 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


William Conway

 

William Conway February 4th, 1925 – February 6th,2020

 

William Conway passed away peacefully Thursday, February 6, 2020. He was born February 4, 1925, in Bennington Vermont to the late William Archibald Kelly and Mary Elizabeth Riddell. He was given the name William Robert Kelly. After spending some time in the Troy Orphan Asylum he was adopted by his great Aunt the late Ruth (Calhoun) Conway and her husband James Conway of Troy New York where he would grow up. Devoted husband to Violet (Terpinas) Conway, father to James, William, and Ann Patricia Conway. Uncle to Victoria, Karen ( Koten ) and Leo Dunn, Mark, Scott, and Ann Margret Arbet. Brother in law to the late Ruth (Terpinas) Dunn and Theodora (Terpinas) Aickelin. He was preceded in death by his brother Richard and sister Kathleen (Kelly/Harbour) Andrews along with his half-siblings James, Gerald and Ruth Conway. He served in the Army as First Mate of a seafaring tugboat during WW II and was the first veteran to be recalled to duty from the Chicagoland area during the Korean War. He met the love of his life while both worked at R. Cooper Jr. Inc. in Chicago. He was a successful salesman whose sales presentations had a style and panache that were acknowledged by his peers as unequaled. He retired to Florida and spent many happy years together with Violet enjoying each other’s company fully. Later they would return to the Chicago area to live independently at Beacon Hill Retirement Community. Raised Catholic he converted to Orthodoxy becoming (in his words) an Irish Orthodox Christian. Until the end, he never lost his sense of humor and mirth that was the hallmark of his personality. He was above all else, a gentle man who’s absence will be felt by all who knew and loved him.
Visitation will take place Wednesday, February 12th at 9:00 AM at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 S. Roberts Rd. Palos Hills Illinois 60465. The funeral service will be at 10:00 AM followed by interment at Evergreen Cemetery 3401 W. 87th St. Evergreen Park Illinois 60805. Funeral arrangements will be through Orrico and Kourelis Funeral Services of New Lennox. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Beacon Hill Employee Appreciation Fund 2400 S. Finley Rd. Lombard Illinois 60148.

 

 


Maria Blanas

 

Maria Blanas  February 12th, 1936 – February 5th , 2020

 

Services for Mrs. Blanas will be held on Monday February 10th all at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church located at 7560 Archer Road Justice Illinois 60458. The visitation will begin at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM and the funeral service will immediately follow. Mrs. Blanas will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery Justice Illinois, beside her beloved husband Evangelos. The Blanas family kindly asks that memorials be made to Holy Cross Greek Orthodox church in her name.

Maria Blanas nee Drakopoulos, 83 of Burbank IL, and born in Lianou, Tripoli Greece, passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning February 5th at her home with family at her side. Beloved and devoted wife of the late Evangelos for over 32 years. Cherished mother of Stamata Blanas and George (Dena) Blanas. Devoted yiayia of Evangelos, Maria, and Panagioti. Dearest sister  and cherished sister-in-law of the late Stavroula (late Stavros), John (late Demetra), Aphrodite (Nick), Nick (late Dina), Paul (Dena), Lambrini (late Peter), and Soula (George). Loving theia of many nieces and nephews both in Greece as well as the United States. To her children and grandchildren Maria was looked upon as the foundation of their family. She provided endless love to those that knew her, was highly respected, believed in working hard, and never let anyone leave her table wanting more. She will truly be missed and May her Memory be Eternal! Visitation will take place Monday morning at 10:30 AM at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 7560 Archer Road Justice Illinois 60458. Funeral service to begin promptly at 11:30 AM. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. Handling arrangements. Interment Bethania cemetery Justice Illinois. In lieu of flowers the Blanas family kindly asks that memorials be made to Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church. For information please call 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Nick G. Allen

 

 

Nick G. Allen  April 13, 1936 – February 2, 2020

 

 Nick George Allen ( Iliopoulos), 83, of South Bend passed away peacefully at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, February 2 nd  with his loving family by his side.  Nick was born April 13, 1936 in Louka, Arkadias, Greece to the late Demetra (Tsiagouris) and George Iliopoulos and had lived in South Bend since 1987 coming from Chicago, IL. Father of George, Demetra, Tom and Nicoletta. Pappou of Demetri, Nicoletta, Athanasia, Nancy, Niko, Antonios, Eleftheria, Zachary, and Luke. Loving brother to Demetrios, Nota, Vasiliki, Yvonne, Voula, Ted and Louie. Long time companion to Laura. Dearest uncle to his nieces and nephews both in Greece and the United States.       Nick came to America in July 1951, at the age of 15. He enlisted in the Army and served in Korea, in his young adult years. Nick worked in Chicago in the service industry and later moved to South Bend to start the local favorite King Gyros with his son Tom ( T. Allen’s restaurant). In the last 15 years after retiring, Nick enjoyed visiting his friends and families restaurants telling stories and reminiscing of the good old days. Nick was known for his endless storytelling, one liners, and his humor was loved by all.       Visitation will take place from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M., C.S.T. Friday, February 7 th at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 S. Roberts Rd., Palos Hills, IL. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 P.M.. Committal services and burial will follow in Bethania Cemetery. Luncheon to follow at Georgio’s Banquets, 8800 West 159th Street, Orland park, Illinois, 60462. Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, South Bend and Orrico and Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. , Palos Hills, IL are assisting the family with arrangements.     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church, 52455 Ironwood Rd., South Bend, IN, 46635.  Family and friends may leave email condolences at www.welsheimers.com. For information please call 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711

 

 

 

       

 

 


John G. Nomikos

 

John George Nomikos June 10,1944 – February 1st, 2020

 

Services for Mr. Nomikos will take place Friday morning February 7th. Visitation from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM  at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465.  Funeral service to begin promptly at 10:00 AM  The Interment will take place at Fairmount Willow Memorial Park Cemetery of Willow Springs. In Lieu of flowers the family asks that memorialsl be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and Sts. Constantine & Helen Church.

 

 

 

Nomikos 

John G. Nomikos 75 of Palos Park and born of Athens Greece, passed away peacefully Saturday morning February 1st with family at his side. Beloved and Devoted husband of Maria nee Ioannou for over 50 years. Loving father of George (Lisa) Nomikos, and Soter (Catherine) Nomikos. Cherished pappou of Billy, John, Gina, Maria, and Olivia. Dearest brother of Popi Beazoglou, Antonis, Kostas, and Manolis Nomikos. Dear theio of many nieces and nephews both in Greece and the United States. John was the proud owner operator of the Cameron Electric Motor Corporation.  A 100 year old company established in 1903 and taken over by the Nomikos family in 1976. May His Memory be Eternal! Visitation will be held on Friday morning February 7th from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Sts Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Funeral service to immediately follow. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. Interment will take place at Fairmount-Willow Hills Memorial Park Cemetery of Willow Springs. In lieu of flowers The Nomikos family kindly asks that memorials in John’s name be made to both St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the parish of Sts. Constantine and Helen. For information please call 877-974-9201 or 815-462-0711 and www.orricofuneral.com.. 

 

 


Emmanuel K. Tsoukalas

 

Emmanuel K. Tsoukalas October 14th,1944  – November 29th,2019

The Services for Mr. Tsoukalas will be Tuesday December 3rd from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills Illinois 60465 (Next To McDonalds) The Trisagion Service will take place at 6:00 PM.  Friends and family are asked to meet directly Wednesday morning December 4th at 9:45 AM at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church 12307 Ridgeland Avenue Palos Heights Illinois 60463 for the 10:00 AM Funeral Service. The interment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery ,Evergreen Park Illinois.

 

 

 

 

Emmanuel Kiriakos Tsoukalas was born in Parparia, Chios , Greece on October 14, 1944. He came to America after serving in the Greek Navy. He met and wed Laureen Tsoukalas (née DeChristopher) and raised three children together, Kiriakos, Calliope, and Cristoforos. He was a devoted husband and father who loved to host family meals, garden, and bake koulourakia. He loved tradition and attending Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church. He was a loving pappou to Manoli and Laurel (Daphne) and served as a pillar of strength to his family and community until he passed into eternal light on November 29, 2019. He will gladly rejoin his love, Laureen, in the heavens and be missed immensely here on Earth.Visitation is Tuesday, December 3rd from 3pm-9pm at Palos Gaidas Funeral Home (11028 S. Southwest Highway). 6pm Trisagion service.Funeral service is Wednesday December 4th at 9:45am directly at Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church (12307 S. Ridgeland Ave.).Interment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Evergreen Park Illinois.

 

 

 


Wendy A. Power

 

Wendy A. Power  August 31, 1960 -November 24th, 2019

Services for Wendy will be held Saturday November 30th, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills. (Next to McDonalds). There will be a Chapel Service at 4:00 PM.  For information please contact Michael Orrico @ 815-260-0668

Wendy Ann Power

The morning of November 24, 2019 Wendy A. Power went home to be with the Lord. She was born August 31st, 1960 to Wayne and Patricia Grigas. Wendy graduated from Reavis high school in 1979 and on March 3rd 1984 she married her high school sweet heart Douglas A. Power. Together they raised two wonderful children Corie and Jessica. Wendy loved any and all animals. She was fast to bring home a fallen bird or baby squirrel to raise them, sometimes as one of their pets, and other times to release back into the wild. Wendy is survived by her husband Douglas of over 35 years and daughters Jessica Power and Corie (David) Tutor. Loving Mamaw to her twin grandsons Desmond and Braden. Dearest sister of Michelle (Jim) Merrill, Denise (Chuck) Copher, Karrie (Steve) Contreras, and Sister-in-law of Diane (Aurturo) Lopez, Janie (Larry) Landato, Louie (Angie) Kladis, and Carol (Jim) Hilliard. She was a fond aunt to many nieces and nephews as well as a fun loving cousin. Visitation will be Saturday November 30th, 2019 at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway (7700 West), Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Starting at 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A Chapel Service will be held promptly at 4:00 PM, Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. The interment will be private. For all information please call 877-974-9201 or 815-462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 

 


Dr. A Tom Petropulos

 

Dr. A Tom Petropulos   April 6, 1950 to September 18, 2019

Services for Dr. Petropulos will be held Monday September 23rd, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Palos Hills, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. The Trisagion Service will take place at 6:30 PM. Friends and family asked to meet Tuesday morning at Church for visitation beginning at  10:00 AM until time of Funeral Service at 11:30. Interment will take place at Bethania Cemetery of Justice. in lieu of flowers Memorials will be made to The ALS Foundation.

Dr. A Tom Petropulos age 69 of Palos Hills, IL, died peacefully Wednesday evening September 18th, 2019, outside by his beloved garden with family at his side. Loving husband of Katherine Petropulos for over 35 years. Loving father of Elliot, Peter, Steven, and Yanni. Dear brother of Georgia (Tom) Christopoulos, the late Patricia (Aleko) Loukas, and Anastasia (George) Georgiopoulos. Devoted son of the late Elias and Maria Petropulos. Loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. “Athanasios”, as he was born, grew up a subsistence farmer in a mountain village in southern Greece. He grew up loving the land, his horses, the food he grew, and the hard work it all required. He carried these loves with him when he immigrated to America alongside his family at age 18. Days after arriving, he was working and learning English in school. Tom grew to admire America and talked about the “American fairness” that recognized his hard work. His relentless focus and desire led him to be accepted to medical school four years later, eventually becoming one of the first cardiac electrophysiologists in Chicago. He founded the Christ Hospital program of cardiac electrophysiology and the group, Consultants in Cardiology and Electrophysiology. Tom grew the group from a single physician into an 11-physician practice with 70 employees that continues his guiding principle of treating patients as if they are family members, with the utmost care and respect. He cherished his patient practice and emphasized ethical, non-wasteful, medical care. Tom loved the education that shaped his life. He encouraged and promoted education with his time, resources, and many philanthropic endeavors, inspiring those around him to succeed. His humility in his battle with ALS was inspirational. When asked, “Why did it have to be you” he replied in kind “why not me?”. He faced the challenge of his illness as he did his life, with honesty and bravery. May his spirit of love, learning, hard work, patient care, and philanthropy carry on through those he touched.

Visitation will take place Monday September 23rd from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM with the Trisagion Service at 6:30 PM at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. There will also be visitation Tuesday morning at Church from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Funeral Service will begin at 11:30 AM. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. Interment Bethania Cemetery Justice Illinois. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ALS Association. For info please call 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711 and www.Orricofuneral.com

 

 

 


John Eliacostas

 

John Eliacostas  2/22/1932 to 8/21/2019

The Services for Mr. Eliacostas will be held Sunday August 25th, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Avenue Tinley park Illinois 60477. (1 Blk East of Harlem Ave. on 171st Street) The Trisagion Service will be held at 6:30 PM. Friends and family asked to meet directly Monday morning at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church 12307 South Ridgeland Avenue Palos Heights 60463 for the 10:00 AM funeral service. The interment will take placed at Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Park Illinois.

John Eliacostas 87 of Alsip, formerly of Kasos Greece, passed away Wednesday morning August 21st, 2019 surrounded by his family. Beloved and devoted husband of Martha nee Samargin for over 61 years. Devoted and loving father of the late Anna Eliacostas, Irene Eliacostas (Thomas) Plahm, George (Angela) Eliacostas, and Dean (Jennifer) Eliacostas. Greatest papou of Yanni (Kristin) Eliacostas, Ana (Tyler) Green, Lexa, Samuel, Grace, and Joshua Eliacostas. Great papou of John Tyler and Cole Green and Penelope Eliacostas. Cherished son of the late George and Anna Eliacostas and brother to the late Minas Eliacostas. Loving Theo of many nieces and nephews in Greece as well as the United States. Visitation will be Sunday August 25th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Avenue Tinley park Illinois 60477. Trisagion service will be held at 6:30 PM. Friends and family are asked to meet Monday morning at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church 12307 South Ridgeland Avenue Palos Heights Illinois 60463 at 9:45 AM for the 10:00 AM funeral service. Interment to take place at Evergreen Cemetery Evergreen Park Illinois. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church. For information please call 877-974-9201 or 815-462-0711 and www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Pangiota Tsoulakas/Palivos

 

Pangiota Tsoulakas/Palivos  2/15/1941 – 8/19/2019

Services for Mrs. Palivos will be held Sunday afternoon from 2 PM to 8 PM at Palos Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway next to McDonalds. Trisagion service will take place at 5:30 PM. friends and family will meet Monday directly at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills at10:15 AM for a 10:30 Funeral Service. The interment will take place at Bethania Cemetery of Justice.

Panagiota (Penny) Tsoukalas/Palivos nee Kourbetis, 78 of Palos Hills and formerly Athens Greece fell asleep with the Lord peacefully on Monday afternoon August 19th, 2019 at Loyola Hospital and Medical Center with her family at her side. Beloved wife of the late Prokopios Tsoukalas for over 14 years and the late William Palivos for over 40 years. Devoted mother of Athena (Elias) Gordan and Iakovos (Kimberly) Tsoukalas. Dearest Yiayia of Jordyn, Peter, Aris, Alexander, and Nylah. Loving aunt to many, both family and friends. May Her Memory be Eternal. Visitation will be held Sunday August 25th from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway (7700 West) Palos Hills Illinois 60465, Trisagion Service at 5:30 PM. Friends and family asked to meet directly on Monday morning August 26th at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465 at 10:15 AM for a 10:30 AM funeral service. The interment will take place at Bethania Cemetery of Justice. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorials will be made to Homes4Monarchs, for information please call 877-974-9201 or 815-462-0711 and www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Anthony Kladis

 

Anthony William Kladis “Tony” 

November 6th,, 1965 – August 10th, 2019

Tony Kladis 53 of Lockport, formerly of Chicago Ridge and Zakynthos Greece, passed away suddenly Saturday afternoon August 10th, 2019. Beloved and devoted husband of Heather nee Nimon for over 24 years. Loving father of Zoe and Tony Kladis. Dearest son of Danny Kladis and Emmalouise Evitt-Slavens and son-in-law of Lawrence and Elizabeth Nimon. Tony was the cherished grandson of the late Antonios and Adamantia Kladis. Tony will be remembered as a fun loving cousin and dear nephew. He will be mourned by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family members. An employee of the Freeman Company for over 20 years, he managed the setup of tradeshows downtown and throughout the Chicagoland area. His passion for the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting is where he found his peace. May his Memory be Eternal! Visitation will be held Thursday August 15th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Avenue, Tinley Park Illinois 60477. The Service will take place the same evening at 8:00 PM. The interment will be private. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorials will be made according to the family’s wishes. For information please call 877-974-9201 or 815-4650711 and www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Panagiotis Tsihlopoulos

 

 

Panagiotis Tsihlopoulos  August 21st, 1952 – August 1st, 2019

Services for Mr. Tsihlopoulos we be held all in one day on Monday morning August 5th at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church 7560 South Archer Road Justice Illinois 60458.  Visitation in Church from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM and the Funeral Service to immediately followThe Interment will take place directly across the street from the Church at Bethania Cemetery.

 

Panagiotis (Peter) Tsihlopoulos, 66 of Burr Ridge, formerly of Tripolis (Lianou), Greece passed away peacefully surrounded by family August 1st. Beloved and devoted husband of Lambrini nee Drakes for 44 years. Loving and proud father of Bill, Bob (Angela) and Stacy. Dearest son of the late Vasilios and late Kalomira and brother of Georgia (Pericles). Dearest Pappou of Hunter, Adelaide, and Ava.  Dearest Brother-in-Law to many. Fond Theio of many nieces and nephews, cousin and friend to many in the U.S. and Greece.  MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL! Visitation will be held Monday morning August 5th from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church.  The Funeral Service will begin promptly at 11:00 AM. Family and Friends are asked to meet directly at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church 7560 South Archer Road, Justice, IL 60458,  Interment Bethania Cemetery .Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.; Handling all arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Holy Cross Greek Orodox Church.  For information 815-260-0668 or 815-462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 

 


Dennis L. Mazzorana

 

Dennis L. Mazzorana  December 24th,1944 – June16th, 2019

Dennis Lee Mazzorana 74 of Frankfort, formerly of Calumet City and Roseland, passed away peacefully Sunday morning June 16th at home with his family at his side. Beloved husband of Theresa nee Erickson for over 54 years. Loving father of Linda, Kelly (Mark) Dinos, Dennis (Gloria), Natalie (John) Alfano, John (Gina), and Joseph. Dearest papa of Brittany, John, Alyssa, Joseph, Michael, Alexandra, Anthony, Michaelah, and Madison. Great grandpa of Brody, Kennedy, Bradley, and Brendon. Dear brother of the late John (late Claudia) Mazzorana and brother-in law of Geraldine (the late Don) Burke, Ruthie (the late John) Trudeau, the late Karleen (the late Roy) Shouse, late Mary (Jim) Wright, late Bernice (the late Joe) Bernier. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Dennis served proudly the Chicago Police department from1966 to 1975 and the Calumet City Police department from 1975 to 1996. Visitation Tuesday June 18th from 3:00 to 9:00 PM at Kurtz Memorial Chapel 65 Old Frankfort Way Frankfort Illinois, 60423.  Family and friends asked to meet Wednesday morning 8:30 AM at the funeral home for 9:00 AM prayers and then procession to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 19515 115th Avenue Mokena Illinois 60448, for the 10:00 AM Mass of Christian burial. Interment will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery of Alsip. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. For information 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com/obituaries

 

 

 


Nick Niarchos

 

Nick Niarchos April 5th,1926 – June 6th, 2019

Services for Mr. Niarchos will take place Sunday June 9thfrom 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at The Maher Funeral Home  17101 71st Avenue Tinley Park 60477,(1 Block East on Harlem Avenue on 171st Street across from Olympic Star Restaurant.), Trisagion Service at 6:00 PM. Friends and family asked to meet Monday morning 9:45 AM directly at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church  11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois, 60465 for the 10:00 AM Funeral Service. Burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Park.. Family asked that in Lieu of flowers memorials be made to Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church.

Nick Niarchos 93 of Palos Hills, born in Vamvakou Greece passed away peacefully Thursday morning June 6th. Beloved husband of the late Stamatina nee Magouravdos for over 46 years. Loving father of Pauline (Steve) Argires. Dearest papou of Thomas and Nikolas. Dear brother of the late George (late Pauline), Harry (late Georgia) Nichols, Despina (late Nick) Kanatas, Eugenia (Alex) Pavlopoulos. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday 3:00 to 9:00 PM with the Trisagion Service at 6:00 at The Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Ave (1 Blk East of Harlem on 171st St) Tinley Park Illinois 60477. Family and friends asked to meet directly, 9:45 AM Monday morning at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Il, 60465 for the 10:00 AM funeral service. Interment Evergreen Cemetery of Evergreen Park. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church. For information 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com/obituaries

 

 


Alexander Pappas

 

Alexander Pappas  September 11th, 1931 to June 4th, 2019

The services for Mr. Pappas will take place Thursday June 6th from 3 to 9 PM at The Maher Funeral Home, 17101 71st Street Tinley Park Il (1 Block East of Harlem on 171st Street). The Trisagion Service at 6:30 PM.  The Funeral will take place on Friday morning, friends and family asked to meet directly at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church 12307 South Ridgeland Ave. at 10:15 AM for the 10:30 Service. The Burial will take place at Bethania Cemetery of Justice

 

Alexander Pappas 87 of Tinley Park bpassed away Tuesday morning June 4th in Joliet peacefully with family at his side. Beloved husband of Carol Lee nee Bissias for over 58 years. Loving father of Andrew (Antje), James (Deborah), and Theodore (Helen). Dear pappou of Annika, Alexis, Stephanie (Michael) Zoellner, Alexander, John, and Zacharias. Devoted son of the late Andrew and Nickolitsa Papavasilopoulos. Dear brother of George and Elaine. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday 3:00 to 9:00 PM with the Trisagion Service at 6:30 at The Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Ave (1 Blk East of Harlem on 171st St) Tinley Park Illinois 60477. Friends and family asked to meet directly, 10:15 AM Friday morning at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church 12307 S. Ridgeland Ave, Palos Heights Il 60463. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. Interment Bethania Cemetery of Justice. In lieu of flowers memorials may be donated to St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church. For information 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com/obituaries

 

 

 


John Francis O’Donnell

 

John ” Jack ” O’Donnell November 27th,1928- May 6th,2019

Services for Mr. O’Donnell will take place all in one day on Monday May 13th, 2019. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church 7399 West 159th Street Tinley Park 60477. The mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow at 11:15 AM. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery of Evergreen Park. In Lieu of flowers memorials will be made to St. Jude Children’s Cancer Research Hospital.

John “Jack” O’Donnell 90 of Oak Lawn and Marquette Park passed away Monday evening May 5th peacefully with family at his side. Beloved husband of Bettyann nee Camerino for over 65 years. Loving father of Late John (Cindy), Daniel (Diane), Michael, Jeff, Steven, and Dennis (Laurie). Dear grandfather of Sean (Irma), Colleen (Chris), Mark, Danny (Crystal), Meagan (Jack), Sarah (Shane), Courtney, and Lindsey. Great grandfather of Marrissa, Norah, Luke, Calvin, Brayden, Daniel, and Charolette. Devoted son of the late James and Elivera. Dear brother of Bernadette, Julia, James, Marty, Margaret, Patrick, and George. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Monday May 13th 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church 7399 west 159 Street Tinley Park Illinois 60477. The funeral service will begin promptly at 11:15 AM. Interment St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery of Evergreen Park. In lieu of flowers, Jacks family asked that you make a memorial donation to the special charity of your choice. Arrangements handled by Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.   For information 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com/obituaries

 

 

 

 

 


Katerina “Kay” Karras

 

Katerina Karras     Februaury 20th, 1944 – May 4th, 2019

Services for Mrs. Karras will be held all in one day, Friday May 10th, 2019. Visitation from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills, 60465.  The funeral service will  follow immediately after visitation. Mrs. Karras will then by brought to Kankakee and Laid to rest at Mound Grove Cemetery.

Katerina “Kay” Karras nee Panagiotopoulos 75, of Elmhurst , formerly and born in Rizes Tegeas , Greece passed away Saturday evening May 4th peacefully with family at her side. Beloved mother of Paul (Fran) and Sophia (Tim) Berdebes. Dearest yiayia of Nick (Jennifer), the late George, Helen, Katerina, and Peter. Great yiayia of Eva and Niko. Loving sister of George Panos (Gloria). Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews here in the United States and in Greece. Katerina will be remembered for her selfless heart. Forever putting friends and family first and will be truly missed. May her memory be eternal. Visitation Friday May 10th from 9:00 AM-to 10:30AM at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Palos Hills, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. The Funeral Service will begin promptly at 10:30 AM. Interment will take place at Mound Grove Cemetery, Kankakee Illinois. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. For info 877-974-9201 or 815-462-0711 and www.orricofuneral.com

 

 

 


Vasiliki “Bessie” Gofis

 

Vasiliki “Bessie” Gofis  April 23rd,1933 – May 3rd,  2019

Services for Mrs. Gofis will be held all in one day on Wednesday May 8th, 2019. The Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM until 10 :30 AM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills, Illinois 60465. Funeral service to immediately follow and the burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery of Evergreen Park.  

 

 

Vasiliki “Bessie” Gofis nee Katsianis 86, of Oak Lawn , formerly of Louka Tripoli Greece passed away the evening of Friday May 3rd with family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Christ for over 40 years. Loving mother of Kathy (John) Skentos and Georgia (Michael) Giannos. Dearest sister of the late Demetrios, the late Nicholas, Vasili and the late Spiros Katsianis. Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews here in the United States and in Greece. Vasiliki enjoyed gardening, cooking, and helping friends and family in need. She will forever be remembered for her charismatic smile, passion for life and immense love for family and friends. Her generosity and warmth will remain in our hearts and may her memory be eternal. Visitation Wednesday May 8th from 9:00 AM-to 10:30AM at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Palos Hills, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. The Funeral Service will begin promptly at 10:30 AM. Interment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Park Illinois. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. For info 877-974-9201 or 815-462-0711 and www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Konstantina Panagiotaros

 

Konstantina Panagiotaros    July 12,1928 – March 19th, 2019

Services for Mrs. Panagiotaros will be Sunday March 24th,2019 from 3:00 to 9:00 PM at the Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st  Street Tinley Park Illinois 60477.(1 Block East of Harlem on 171st Street) The Trisagion Service will begin at 6:00 PM. The Funeral and Burial will take place in Konstantina’s home land of Nestani Arkadia, Greece.

 

Konstantina Panagiotaros nee Arvanitis 90, of Tinley Park , formerly of Greece passed away peacefully Tuesday morning March 19th. Beloved wife of the late Theodore for over 60 years. Loving mother of George (Kathy) Panagiotaros, and Panagiota (Konstantinos) Pappas. Dearest yiayia of Theodore Panagiotaros, Pete (Dena) Panagiotaros, George (Maria) Pappas, and Maria Pappas. Great yiayia of Tinos, Eliana, and Georgeo. Dear sister of Peter Arvanitis, and Georgia (Dimitrios) Matheos. Fond theia of many nieces and nephews here in the United States, Greece as well as Austrialia. May Her Memory be Eternal! Visitation Sunday March 24, 2019 from 3:00-9:00PM at The Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Avenue Tinley Park, Il 60477. Trisagion services at 6:00 PM. Funeral Service and Burial will take place in Konstantina’s home land of Nestani, Arkadia Greece. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. For info 877-974-9201 or 815-462-0711 and www.orricofuneral.com

 

 

 


Emmanouil Kyroudis

 

Emmanouil Kyroudis   December 12th,1934  – March 17, 2019

Services for Mr. Kyroudis will take place Wednesday March 20th from 4:30 to 8:30 with the  5:30 Trisagion at The Maher Funeral home 17101 71st Avenue Tinley Park (1 Blk East of Harlem on 171st Street). Friends and family will meet directly the following morning at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church 12307 S. Ridgeland Ave in Palos Heights for the 10:00 Funeral Service. His interment will take place at Bethania Cemetery in Justice.

Emmanouil Kyroudis, 84; Born in Athens, Greece; Preceded in death by his beloved spouse of
60 years Mimika (Demetra); Son of the late George and Maria of Constantinople, Greece;
Devoted Father of George (Christina) Kyroudis, Fay (Panagiotis) Feradouros, and James (Effie)
Kyroudis;Fond uncle of Yianni(Eleni) Papadopoulos;Cherrished Papou of Dionysi “Dio” and
Demetra Feradouros and Emily and Melina Kyroudis. Dearest brother of the late Aristotelis
(Evangelia) Kyroudis, Georgia (George)Tzouanopoulos, Evangeline (late Rigas) Rogiokos, and
Angela (Steve) Iliopoulos; Friend of George (late Peggy) Pappas. Fond uncle to many nieces
and nephews. After leaving Greece in the early 1960’s, he and his wife lived in Canada before
settling in the Chicagoland area. Prior to retirement, he worked as a union carpenter, and in
the restaurant and retail produce business. He will be remembered as a source for historical
facts, and all ancient Hellenic proverbs. His passions were cooking, gardening, reading
current events and following his favorite Chicago sports teams. He was a pillar of strength for
his family, a perfectionist in his work, and his love for others was ever present. He will be
missed dearly. Visitation Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 4:30-8:30PM at The Maher Funeral
Home 17101 71st Avenue Tinley Park Il 60477. Trisagion services at 5:30 PM. Friends and
Family asked to meet directly Thursday morning at 10:00 AM at St. Spyridon Hellenic Orthodox
Church, 12307 S. Ridgeland, Palos Heights. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all
arrangements. Interment Bethania Cemetery. “May His Memory Be Eternal”

 

 

 


Soterios J. Georgopulos

 

Soterios J. Georgopulos  “Soteri”  November 11th, 1935 – February 21st, 2019

Visitation will be held Monday February 25th, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at The Maher Funeral Home, 17101 71st Avenue Tinley Park Illinois 60477. (Located on 171st Street just East of Harlem Avenue across from Olympic Star Restaurant) The Trisagion Service will begin at 6:00 PM. Friends and Family are asked to meet directly Tuesday morning at 9:45 AM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills 60465, for the 10:00 AM Funeral Service. The Interment will take place at Bethania Cemetery of Justice.

Soterios J. Georgopulos of Tinley Park, born in Nafplio Greece. Beloved husband for 56 years to Patricia nee Papanicolaou. Loving father of Christine (Charles) Nolan and Kiki (Bruce) Zikmund. Devoted Pappou of Dean Siensa and Paige Zikmund. Survived by one sister, Eleni Kourou. Fond Brother-in-law of John (the late Theodora) Pappas, and dearest Uncle of George Papanicolaou, Ted (Tiffiany) Pappas and many more nieces and nephews in Greece. Proud Nouno of Eugenia (Ryan) Ruble. Soteri was a member of AHEPA Woodlawn Chapter #93 and was a dedicated parish council member for many years to his beloved Church. May his memory be eternal. Visitation Monday February 25th, 2019 from 3 to 9 PM at The Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Avenue Tinley Park Il 60477. Trisagion service at 6:00 PM. Friends and Family asked to meet directly Tuesday morning at 9:45 AM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 S. Roberts Road Palos Hills Il 60465 for the 10:00 AM funeral service. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. Interment Bethania Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in his name. For info please call 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711 and www. Orricofuneral.com

For all information please contact Michael Orrico and Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services at 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711

 

 


John Lambros Kladis

 

John L. Kladis    July 5th, 1938  –  February 5th, 2019

John L Kladis, 80, a U.S. Navy veteran, of Oak Lawn passed away peacefully February 5, 2019 surrounded by his devoted family. John was born in Chicago to the late Lambros and Kyriakoula (née Vambakas) Kladis. Beloved father of Lambros “Louie”  (Angiline) Kladis, Kyreakoula “Carol” (James) Hilliard, and Douglas (Wendy) Power. Cherished Papou of Corie (David) Tutor, Jessica Power, Jacob (Carter) Hilliard, Christopher Kladis, Calla Hilliard, John Kladis, Cole Hilliard, and Demetri Kladis. Great grandfather “Papou” to Braden and Desmond Tutor. Dear brother to the late Frocene (the late Nick) Pitsoulakis, the late Mary (James) Maroudas, and the late Sophia (the late Steve) Dokianos; found Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Visitations on Friday, February 8th from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Palos Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 South Southwest Highway, Palos Hills. Trisagion service at 6:30pm. Friends and family asked to meet directly for the  Funeral service  at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Oak Lawn. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements.  Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Park. May his memory be eternal! In lieu of flowers memorials will be made to Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. For information please call 877/974-9201 0r 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

Michael Orrico

 

 

 

 


Gerald Henry Broderick “Santy”

 

Santy Broderick    February 2nd, 1964   – January 29th, 2019

Santy’s Services will be held Monday February 4th, 2019 at the Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills (Next to McDonalds). His funeral will take place on February 8th, 2019  12:00 noon at St. Columbus Catholic Church of Kilbeacanty Ireland with burial to immediately follow.  Memorials will be made to the American Cancer Society.   

Gerald “Santy” Broderick 54 of Hickory Hills formerly and born in Kilbeacanty Ireland passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon January 29th at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park Illinois. Santy was the beloved son of the late Fred and Carmel (nee Hynes) Broderick. Dearest brother Sean (Tina) Broderick of County Clare, Bernadette (Gerry) Neilan of Chicago, Eamonn (Marion Fahey) Broderick of Gort, Tina (Mike) Hennelly of Gort, Christy (Senzeni) Broderick of Gort, Fintan (Lorraine) Broderick of Chicago, Kieran (Mary) Broderick of Gort, Ollie Broderick of Gort, Carmel (David) Broderick of Derrybrien and the late Aidan and Seamus Broderick . Loving and special nephew of Chrissy McDonnell of Tipperary and fond uncle to many nieces and nephews as well as grand nieces and nephews here in the United States as well as his home country of Ireland. Santy was a dear and true friend to many and his stories, his laughter, and even his outbursts, will be dearly missed! God Bless you our dear friend! A special thanks to the many staff of nurses and doctors of Little Company of Mary Hospital and the people of The American Cancer Society. Visitation will be held on Monday February 4th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway (7700 West) Palos Hills Illinois 60465. The Interment and Burial will take place February 8th, 2019 immediately after the12:00 noon Mass of Christian Burial at St. Columbas Catholic Church of Kilbeacanty, Ireland. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Directors Inc. Handling all Arrangements. In leiu of flowers memorials will be made to The American Cancer Society.For information please call 708-974-4410 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Kalliope Pappas

 

Kalliope Pappas   August 26th,1926  –  January 26th, 2019

Services for Mrs. Pappas will take place Friday February 1st from 3 to 9 PM at the Thornridge Funeral Home at the Southwest corner of 143rd and LaGrange next to Gas Station across from Giordano’s Pizza. Funeral will be held Saturday morning at 11:00 AM directly at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek orthodox Church 11025 S. Roberts Rd. The interment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery. In Lieu of Flowers all memorials will be donated to Sts. Constantine & Helen.

Kalliope Pappas nee Papadiolopoulou 92 of Tinley Park formerly of Chicago and born in Methone Messinia, Greece passed away Saturday morning January 26th peacefully at home. Devoted wife of the late Angelos for over 22 years. Beloved mother of Andrew (Tula) Pappas and Pat “Toula” Richards. Loving yiayia of Cali (Lee) Stefanos, Angela, Ian, Megan, and Maria. Dearest theia to many nieces and nephews here in the United States as well as Canada and Greece. May her memory be eternal. Visitation Friday from 3:00 to 9:00 PM with a 7:00PM trisagion service at The Thornridge Funeral Home 14318 S. Lagrange Rd. (U turn permitted at 143rd Street) Orland Park Il 60462.Friends and family asked to meet directly Saturday morning 10:45 AM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465 for the 11:00 AM funeral service. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers memorials will be made to Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church. For information 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Anastasios Psaltakis

 

Anastasios Psaltakis  June 23rd, 1933 – January 18,2019

Services for Mr. Psaltakis will take place Thursday morning January 24th 2019 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road in Palos Hills. The Funeral Service will immediately follow the visitation. His Burial will take place at Bethania Cemetery.

Anastasios Psaltakis 85 of Oak Lawn, formerly Skiathos Greece passed away Friday afternoon January 18th with family at his side. Beloved husband of Persefoni (nee) Mastrokosta for 50 years. Loving father of Terry (Bessie) and Sam (Aneta). Dearest pappou of Tasso, Zareh, Zoe, and Tasso. Devoted brother of Mario, Thanassi, Marko, the late Mary, and George. May his Memory be Eternal! Visitation Thursday morning January 24th from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Funeral service to immediately follow. Interment Bethania Cemetery. For information 877/974-9201 0r 815-462-0711 and www.orricofunera.com

 

 


Ronald Francis Mazur

 

Ron Mazur  December 31,1949  –  January 15th, 2019

Visitation Sunday January 20th, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home11028 South Southwest Highway in Palos Hills.  (Next to McDonalds on 111th and Southwest Highway)  Chapel Service will be held at 2:00 PM and the interment will be private.

Any online condolences can be sent to Ron’s wife directly at Lowsunset@aol.com

 
Ronald Francis Mazur “Ron” of Wilmington formerly of
Bedford Park passed away peacefully Tuesday evening
January 15th.Ron was at his cabin on Big Shadow Lake
overlooking the water with family when he passed.
Beloved husband and fishing buddy of Sue for 18 years.
Loving father of Keith, Barry Jr.,Buddy (Ricel) and Kimberly.
Dearest Pine Pine and grandpa of Gabriel, Sophia, Ethan,
Hayley, Clark and Dean. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Cindy, and
devoted parents Frank and Anna Mazur. Son-in-law and dear friend of Richard
and the late Barb Zebleckis. Fun loving brother-in-law of
Cheryl, Julie, Nancy, Beverly (Mark) and Allison (Dave).
Fun loving uncle to Brad, Jeff, Amy, Justin, Mark, Louie Jr.
& Sam. Loving and devoted to many special cousins. Ron
“Mr. Mazur” was a fixture among the halls of Argo
Community High School for over 33 years, teaching
physical education & coaching Basketball, Tennis,
Swimming, and Badminton. Proud of his Master’s Degree
in education, but not too proud to keep the staff and
student body of ACHS on their toes with his constant
pranking and outgoing sense of humor. Lastly Ron was
thought of as more than a pal, or friend to his fishing
buddies, they shared a bond deep inside, a quiet
understanding, a resolve that only a fisherman could feel
​and he will be deeply missed and remembered. His love
for the outdoors, hunting, fishing and his friends and family
will continue on in all of us like ripples in the water after a
perfectly placed cast! Visitation Sunday January 20th from
1:00 PM to 7:00 PM, chapel service at 2:00PM at The
Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest
Highway (7700 West) Palos Hills Illinois. Interment
Private.Orrico Kourelis Funeral Directors Inc.
Handling all Arrangements. For information please call
708-974-4410 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Christos J. Kemperas

 

Christos J. Kemperas   April 17th, 1926  to  January 13th,2019 

Visitation Services for Mr. Kemperas will be held Tuesday January 15th, 2019 at the Thornridge Funeral Home located at 14318 South LaGrange Road in Orland Park. Southwest corner of 143rd and LaGrange Rd. next to gas Station and across from Giordano’s

Funeral will take Place at St. Nicholas Hellenic Orthodox Church 10301 Kolmar Ave in Oak Lawn. Friends and family asked to meet directly at Church on Wednesday morning at 10:30AM

Interment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Park Illinois. 

Christos “Chris” Kemperas 92 of Oak Lawn, born in Rizes (Tegeas), Greece. Beloved husband of Niki nee Kotsiviras for over 58 years. Loving father of Dorothy (the late James) Michalarias, and Angie. Proud pappou of Nicholas and Maria. Devoted brother of the late Kostas, the late Vagelis (the late Georgia), the late Alexandra (the late Niko) Nikoloulias, and the late Theofania. Dear brother-in-law of Connie (the late Louis) Katsivalis, the late Panagiota (the late Petros) Nastopoulos, Georgia (the late Peter) Korbakes, Peter (the late Kiki) Kotsiviras, and Panagiotis (Soula) Kotsiviras. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Proud owner of L Food Shop in Chicago. May His Memory Be Eternal. Visitation Tuesday January 15th from 3:00 to 8:00 PM with the Trisagion Service at 6:00 PM at The Thornridge Funeral Home 14318 S. LaGrange Road Orland park Il 60462 (Nothbound traffic: U turn permitted at 143rd St.) . Friends and family asked to meet Wednesday morning directly at St. Nicholas Hellenic Orthodox Church 10301 S. Kolmar Ave. Il 60453 for the 10:30 Funeral Service. Interment Evergreen Cemetery Evergreen Park Illinois. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.; Directing. In lieu of flowers, memorials to be made to Assumption Greek Orthodox Church Building Fund. 708-841-2300 or 708-460-2300 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Charalambos Stavrakos M.D.

 

Charalambos “Harry ” Stavrakos M.D.  May 17th, 1929 – December 29th, 2018

The services for Dr. Stavrakos will be held all on January 2nd, 2019 at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM and the Funeral will immediately follow. Interment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery.

Charalambos “Harry” Stavrakos M.D. 89 of Palos Park, born in Mavriki (Tegea) Greece May 17th, 1929 and at rest December 29th, 2018. Beloved husband of Maria nee Tsinonis. Loving father of John (Joanna) Stavrakos M.D. and Evonne (Timothy) Iannone. Cherrished pappou of Charalambos and Kostantinos. Dearest brother, brother-in-law, and uncle to many. Harry’s undying dedication to his profession, his patients, and his church was selfless and humble. It was more than a career, it was truly his vocation and his calling from our Lord. May his memory be eternal. Visitation Wednesday morning January 2nd from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills 60465. Funeral Service to immediately follow at 10:30 AM. Interment Evergreen Cemetery Evergreen Park Illinois. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.; Directing. In lieu of flowers, memorials to be made to Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church. 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Eleni Karakatsanis

 

Eleni Karakatsanis  January 1,1941 – December 24th, 2018

Services for Mrs. Karakatsanis will take place Thursday 12/27/2018 at Palos Gaidas funeral home from 3 to 9. 11028 south Southwest Hwy Palos Hills. (Next to McDonalds) Friends and family asked to meet at 9:45 AM at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church 7560 Archer Road Justice Illinois, Friday morning for the 10:00 AM funeral Service. For information please contact Michael Orrico @ 815-260-0668 or Mike@orricofuneral.com

Eleni Karakatsanis nee Theoharopoulos 77 of Palos Hills, formerly of Korinthos Tragana, Greece, passed away peacefully Monday morning December 24th at Palos Hospital in Palos Heights with her family at her side. Beloved and devoted wife of Nick for over 44 years. Dearest mother of Alex and Stella (Michael) Melone. Loving yiayia of Zoe Eleni and Nicholas. Dear sister of Harry (Harriet) Theoharopoulos, and Kristina (the late Dimitrios) Karavelas. Fond theia of many nieces and nephews in Greece and the United States. MAY HER MEMORY BE ETERNAL! Visitation Thursday December 27th from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM with the Trisagion Service at 6:30 PM at the Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway (7700 West) Palos Hills Illinois 60465.Friends and family are asked to meet directly at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church 7560 Archer Road, Justice Illinois 60458 at 9:45 AM for the 10:00 AM Funeral Service. Interment Bethania Cemetery. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.; Handling all arrangements. For information 708/974-4410 or 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Elvira Nanz

 

Elvira Nanz   December 25, 1923  to December 7,2018

Memorial Services for Mrs. Nanz will be held Saturday 12/15/2018 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home at 11028 South Southwest Hwy (Next to McDonalds) in Palos Hills. Interment will be private.  Any Question please contact michael Orrico at 815-260-0668

 

Elvira Nanz nee DiGiuseppe 94 of Lansing and formerly of Chicago passed away Friday afternoon in Munster Indiana at Community Hospital peacefully with family at her side. Beloved wife of the late William for over 50 years. Loving mother of the late Charlotte Johnston, Joseph A. (Janet) Cairo, the late William (RJ) Nanz, the late James Nanz, Kirk Nanz, and Dana Nanz. Dearest grandmother of Mark, Dawn (Paul), the late Matt, Richard (Tracy), Dana, the late Daniel, the late William, Chloe, and Genevieve. Great grandmother of 5 and great-great grandmother 2. Dear sister of Josephine, and the late Yolanda and late Pierina. Memorial visitation Saturday December 15th from 11AM to 3PM at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway (7700 West) Palos Hills Illinois. 60465. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Directors Inc. Handling all Arrangements. For information please call 708-974-4410 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Nancy Schaller

 

Nancy Schaller October 9th, 1932  to November 16th, 2018

Services for Mrs. Schaller will take place Tuesday November 20th,2018 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Palos Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills (Next to McDonalds at 111th and Southwest hwy) 

In lieu of flowers memorials will be made to the American Cancer Society and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Nancy Emilyne Schaller, nee Cross, beloved wife of the late Raymond Schaller, for fifty years. Loving mother of Lisa (Dave) Kittler of Evergreen Park, Laura (David) Foster of South Haven, MI, and Bob (Tricia) of Mokena. Her two grandsons, Daniel & Gavin Schaller, what a joy you have been to me. I will watch over both of you. I love you – Grandma. Loving Grandmother of Jill (Dan) Friel, Tony (Stacy) Simanis, Kim Sims, Audrey (Joe) Segreti, DJ Kittler, Candice (Andrew) Hill, Megan (John) Hinkleman, Jimmy (Ashley) Cahill, Daniel Schaller, and Gavin Schaller. Great Grandmother of 15. Visitation Tuesday November 20th from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway (7700 W) Palos Hills. Interment Private Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.; Directing. In lieu of flowers, donations to American Cancer Society or ALZ.org (Alzheimer’s Association) would be appreciated. For information 708/974-4410 or 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


John ” Jack ” Mayer 5/27/1945 to 11/14/2018

 

 

The Visitation Services for Jack Mayer will be held on Sunday November 18th from 2 PM to 8 PM at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 Francis Road in New Lenox Il 60451 ( Corner of Cedar and Francis Roads). Friends and family are asked to meet Monday morning  directly at St. Jude Catholic Church 241 West 2nd Avenue New Lenox Il for the  Funeral Mass of the Resurrection at 11:00. The interment will take place on later date at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

The Family has asked that in lieu of flowers memorial be made to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Greater Illinois Chapter.

 

John “Jack” Mayer 73 of New Lenox passed away Wednesday afternoon with family by his side. Beloved husband of Leslee nee McCutcheon for over 32 years. Loving father of Daniel (Nonik) and the late Joseph Mayer. Dearest brother of Carroll (Mike) Bourrillion, the late Michael (Linda), Mary (Dennis) MacKenzie, and Thomas. Dear brother-in-law of the McCutcheon family. Crazy fun loving Uncle Jack to many nieces and nephews. Proud founder and owner of Jack Mayer & Assoc.  Visitation Sunday November 18th 2 PM to 8 PM at Kurtz Memorial Chapel 102 Francis Rd, New Lenox Il 60451. Friends & family asked to meet Monday at 11:00 AM for Mass of the Resurrection at St. Jude Catholic Church 241 W 2nd Ave New Lenox Il. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Greater Illinois Chapter- Chicago. Arrangements handled by Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.   For information 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com/obituaries

 

 


Konstantinos “Gus” Xydis

 

Gus Xydis   January 6, 1945 to November 11, 2018 

Konstantinos “Gus” Xydis, 73 of New Lenox, formerly of Thana Greece, passed away early Sunday morning November 11th with family at his side. Beloved and devoted father of Alexandra (Yianni) Ganas. Dearest brother and brother –in –law of George, Eleftheria (the late George) Katris, Leo(Angela), Anthoula (Theo) Barlas, Peter (Georgia), Anna (Nick) Bozonelos, Katina (Spiro) Dravilas. Dear son of the late Haralambos and Christina Xydis. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews in Australia and the United States. Gus was one of the owners of The New Lenox Restaurant. Proud member of the Order of A.H.E.P.A. Joliet Chapter. Gus will be dearly missed by family and friends. MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL! Visitation Thursday November 15th from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM with the Trisagion Service at 5:00 PM at Kurtz Memorial Chapel 102 Francis Road, New Lenox Il 60451. Friends and Family asked to meet Friday morning November 16th 9:15 AM directly at All Saints Greek Orthodox Church of Joliet, 102 N Broadway Street Joliet IL 60435 for the 9:30 funeral service. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery of Joliet. In lieu of flowers memorials to be made to All Saints Greek Orthodox Church. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.; Handling all arrangements. For information 708/974-4410 or 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 

 

 


Mario Orrico

 

Mario Orrico  September 12, 1931  to  November 3rd 2018

Visitation Services For Dad will take place Friday November 9th, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Kurtz Memorial Chapel of New Lenox.  102 Francis Road ( Corner of Francis and Cedar Road) New Lenox Illinois 60451. For the Funeral Service Saturday, we are asking all friends to meet 10:45 AM directly at St. Jude Catholic Church 241 West 2nd Avenue New Lenox Illinois 60451, for the 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial. Dad’s Burial will take place at Good Shepherd Catholic Cemetery in Orland Park Illinois.

In Lieu of Flowers Mom would Like Memorials to be Made To St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

 

Mario Orrico 87, of New Lenox formerly of the Hickory/Palos Hills area and the west side of Chicago, passed away Saturday morning at home peacefully with family. Beloved husband of Sally nee Arrigo for over 66 years. Devoted son to the late Mariano and Leontina Orrico and son-in-law to the late Carmen and Grace Arrigo. Loving father of Mario (Lori), Carmen, Sandy (Frank) Vosicky, and Michael (Angela). Proud Grandfather of C.J. (Kelly), Mike (Kari), Dave (Annette), Tony (Mindy), Angela (Jason) Stockrahm, Mario Jr. (Jennifer), Joey (Jessica), Frankie, Anthony and Michael Vosicky, Alexandra, Johnny, and Amanda. Dearest Papa of 19 Great Grandchildren. Best friend to uncle Joe (Sonny) and big brother to auntie Mella and uncle Jay and uncle Bob. He was a fun Loving uncle Mar to so many nieces and nephews. Lastly he was the only brother to a baby sister of 12 years whom which he watched over, sometimes to a nuisance but always with love, the late Marylou Zaccone. He was one of the founders of The St. Patricia Youth Football Program and fondly known as “Coach Orrico” in charge of the defense for over 30 years. He was a proud retiree of both Teamsters Local 705 and local 727. A member of the Million Mile Club for safe driving as an employee of Air Products Incorporated for whom he drove as a career. His professionalism was unmatched when he took a retirement job and drove the livery vehicles for over 40 different funeral homes in the greater Chicagoland area, Dad, May Your Memory be Eternal! Visitation Friday November 9th 3 PM to 9 PM at Kurtz Memorial Chapel 102 East Francis Road, New Lenox Il 60451. Friends and Family asked to meet Saturday morning directly at St. Jude Catholic Church 241 West 2nd Avenue, New Lenox Il 60451, for the 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial. Interment Good Shepherd Catholic Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers memorials will be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements.      For information 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com/obituaries

 

 

 

 

 


Carlos Diaz-Albertini DDS

 

Carlos Diaz-Albertini DDS   11/12/1964 – 9/25/2018

The Services For Dr. Diaz will take place at The Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st street in Tinley Park (1Blk east of Harlem on 171st street) from 2 to 8 PM Sunday September 30th. The Funeral Service will begin  Monday morning with a visitation at 9 AM  directly at St. Anthony Catholic Church of Frankfort in the Church Atrium (7659 West Sauk Trail Frankfort) until the 10 AM Mass of the Resurrection. 

 The family is asking that In Lieu of Flowers Memorials be Made to The National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Any Question Please call Michael Orrico @ 815-260-0668 or Mike@orricofuneral.com

Carlos Diaz-Albertini DDS 53, of Scottsdale Arizona, formerly of the Frankfort/Mokena area passed away suddenly Tuesday September 25th. Carlos was affectionately known as “Pepito” to those that loved him. Dr. Diaz was known for his endodontic practice in Palos Heights. Beloved and devoted husband of Lisa nee Laurenkus for over 13 years. Loving father of Lauren and Alexis and proud father figure of Dominique and Nikolas Dixon. Dear son of the late Ana Font and late Luis Diaz-Albertini. Son-in -law of Chet and Geri Mirus Dearest brother of Luis and Ana-Maria (Orlando) Benitez. Brother-in-law of Chad (Kristen) Mirus and Dawn Laurenkus. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation is Sunday September 30th at The Maher Funeral Home 17107 71st Avenue Tinley Park, Illinois 60477from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral will take place Monday morning October 1st. Friends and family asked to meet directly at St. Anthony Catholic Church of Frankfort, 7659 West Sauk Trail Frankfort Illinois, 60423. Morning Visitation from 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM in the Church Atrium and the Funeral Mass of the Resurrection will begin at 10:00 AM. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. The interment will be private. In lieu of flowers memorials will be made to The National Multiple Sclerosis Society. For information 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com/obituaries.

 

 


Nikolaos Panagiotaros

 

Nikolaos Panagiotaros     3/16/1947 to 9/12/2018

Services for Mr. Panagiotaros will be held Monday September 17th from 3 to 9 PM at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 S. Southwest Hwy in Palos hills next to McDonalds. Trisagion Service at 7 PM. Friends and Family asked to meet Tuesday morning 9:45 AM at St Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church for the Funeral Service, 12307 S. Ridgeland Ave in Palos Heights. Interment Bethania Cemetery.  The Family has asked that in Lieu of flowers Memorials be made to Children’s Cancer Research.

Nikolaos Panagiotaros,71 of Palos Heights, formerly of Skopi Tripoleos (Benteni), Greece. Beloved and devoted husband of Georgia nee Giavris for 42 years. Loving and proud father of Peter (Stacey). Dearest Pappou of Gia. Dear brother of Stelios (Toula), The Late Georgia (the late Clark) Theofanides, the late Perikles (Panagiota), Sophia (the late Clarence) Maglaris. Brother-in-law of Theofani (the late Antionios) Dagres, Alex (Maria) Giavris, Vasiliaki (Dimitrios) Xiarnos, and Jimmy Giavris. Fond Theio of many nieces and nephews in Greece, the U.S. and Canada. Niko was the proud owner of the Villa Park Fruit Market. He will be dearly missed by family and friends, as well as his devoted partners Antionios Mitropoulos and sons Athanasios and Christos, and Gus Tzotzolis and son Bobby.   MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL! Visitation Monday September 17th from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM with the Trisagion Service at 7:00 PM at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 South Southwest Hwy (7700 West) Palos Hills Il 60465. Friends and Family asked to meet Tuesday morning September 18th 9:45 AM directly at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church 12307 South Ridgeland Ave, Palos Heights Il 60463. Interment Bethania Cemetery of Justice. In lieu of flowers memorials to be made to Children’s Cancer Research. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.; Handling all arrangements. For information 708/974-4410 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 

 


Ted Pappas

 

Ted Pappas  1-13-1936  to  8-3-2018

Services for Mr. Pappas will be held entirely at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Palos Hills on Tuesday August 7th, 2018.  Visitation from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM. Funeral Service to immediately follow. The interment will take place at Bethania Cemetery.  

Ted Pappas 82, of Thana Tripolis, Greece. Beloved husband of Georgia nee Giannakopoulos for 46 years. Loving father of Leah (Tom) Kakaletris, Soula (Nick) Karnezis, and Pamela (Harry) Arvanetes. Dearest Pappou of Elle, Peter, Julia, Brina, Johnny, Maxine, Leo , Damian, Ella, Ava, and Teddy.. Kind and loyal brother of Bill (the late Magdaline), Michael (Darlene), late Jim (late Georgia), late George (late Michalia), late John (Areti), and the late Nick (Loula). Dear Brother-in-law of Chris Giannakoupoulos, the late John (Cidell) Giannakoupoulous, and Roula (Nick) Garbis. Devoted theo of many nieces and nephews here in the United Sates as well as Canada and Greece. Ted was a proud owner of the Brookfield Restaurant for many years. MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL! Friends and family asked to meet for the visitation from 9:00 AM to 10:30 Tuesday morning August 7th at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 S. Roberts Road Palos Hills IL 60465. Funeral Service to immediately follow and beginning at 10:30 AM. Interment Bethania Cemetery of Justice. In lieu of flowers memorials to be made according to the families wishes. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.; Directing. For information 877-974-9201/815-462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 

 


Cheryl Ann Hilger

 

Cheryl Hilger    1962  to 2018

Services for Cheryl will take place Tuesday night from 3 to 9 PM at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home located at 11028 South Southwest Highway ( Next to McDonalds and across from the bowling alley). Her Funereal will take place Wednesday morning  8:30 at the funeral to Sacred Heart Catholic Church for a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery. In Lieu of Flowers memorials will be made according to the families wishes.

Cheryl Hilger, nee Urbanski, 55, of Odin Illinois, formerly of Palos Hills, passed away suddenly Tuesday evening June 12th in St. Louis Missouri with her family at her side. She was the loving wife of Nicholas for over 35 years and the beloved mother of Danielle Novak, Stephanie Hoffner, Michelle Hilger, and Ashley Hilger. She will lovingly be remembered as devoted Nana of Alexis, Dylan, Zoey, Emma, Amelia “Goo-goo”, and Baby Wolfie. Cheryl was the dearest daughter of the late Larry and Mary Urbanski and loving sister and sister-in-law of Terri (Steve) Freeman, Lori (Rich) Diviero, and Nancy (James) Scaturro. She was also known as fun loving Auntie Cheryl to Alyssa, Vinnie, Deanne, and Zack and all the nieces and nephews of the Hilger family. Cheryl loved to play cards, especially Tripoley, with her family. She took time away from her newest hobby of gardening only to work on the perfect tan, poolside of course, with her favorite mystery books as she was an avid reader. She may not have wanted to be remembered by this but those closest to her know her guilty pleasure was reality T.V. Visitation is Tuesday June 19th at the Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway (770 West) Palos Hills, Illinois 60465. Funeral Wednesday June 20th at 8:30 AM from the funeral home to Sacred Heart Catholic Church (8245 West 111th Street Palos Hills) for the 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial, with Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. is handling all arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be made according to family’s wishes. For information 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com/obituaries.

 

 

 


Theodora Ntanos 8-26-1930 to 5-16-2018

 

Mrs. Ntanos’ Visitation will be held Monday May21st at Thornridge Funeral Home 14318 South Lagrange Road (Lagrange Road & 143rd Street) from 3 to 9 PM with the Trisagion at 7. The Funeral Service will begin at 10 AM Tuesday morning May22nd directly at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 S. Roberts Road Palos Hills. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Park. In lieu of flowers memorials will be made according to the families wishes.

Theodora Ntanos nee Botoulas, 87, of Evergreen Park, formerly of Athinaion, Arkadias, Greece, passed away peacefully Wednesday May 16th at home with her family at her side. Beloved wife of the late Konstantinos for 54 years. Loving Mother of Connie (Angelo) Eliopoulos, Mary Tomas, and Perry (Donna) Danos. Proud Yiayia of Anna and Eleni Eliopoulos, Dorin (Jack) Clarke, Melaine  and Teddi Tomas, and Connor and Thea Danos.  Dearest Great-Yiayia of Maira, Nina, and Lily. Cherished daughter of the late Georgios and Maria Botoulas and devoted daughter –in-law of the late Perikles and Konstantina Ntanos. Beloved sister-in-law of the late Elias and Penelope Danos, the late Peter and Anna Danos, Tasia(the late George) Malliaras, Agis and Christine Ntanos, John and Vasso Danos, and Ted and Maria Ntanos. Dear Theia of many nieces and nephews here in the United States as well as Greece and South Africa. Theodora, the youngest of eleven children, was preceded in death by her seven brothers and three sisters. MAY HER MEMORY BE ETERNAL! Visitation Monday May 21st from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. with the Trisagion service at 7:00 p.m. at The Thornridge Funeral Home ( Janus Family Funeral Service) 14318 South Lagrange Road (Northbound traffic: U-turn permitted at 143rd street) Orland park . Friends and family are asked to meet Tuesday morning May 22nd 9:45 a.m. at Sts. Constantine& Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills for 10:00 a.m. funeral service. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to be made according to the families wishes. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.; Directing. For information 877-974-9201/815-462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 

 


Sam “Sotirios” Bisbikis 1940 -2018

 

Sotirios Bisbikis

Friends and family asked to meet Monday morning May 14th for  Mr. Bisbikis’ Visitation from 9 AM to 11 AM at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church 12307 South Ridgeland Avenue Palos Heights. Funeral Service to begin at 11:00 AM. His interment will take place at Bethania Cemetery of Justice. In lieu of flowers memorials will me made to St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church 

Sam “Sotirios” Bisbikis, 77, of Orland Hills, formerly of Neochori, Argolidas, Greece, passed away peacefully Friday morning May 11th at home with his family at his side. Beloved and devoted husband of Mary nee Livaditis for 47 years. Loving Father of Tina (Todd) Diel, Penny (Tony) Shamma, and Kathy (Steve) Cuculich. Dearest Pappou of Jarom, Adam, Issa, Michael, Sammy, Joey, Caleb, Nicholas, and Jordyn. Loving Brother of Ekaterini, Theodore, and Kostas. Beloved Theio of many nieces and nephews. Sam was an active board member of St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church and unofficial photographer for his beloved parish. MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL! Friends and family are asked to meet for the visitation from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Monday morning May 14th at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, 12307 South Ridgeland Avenue Palos Heights, IL 60463. Funeral Service to immediately follow and beginning at 11:00 AM. Interment Bethania Cemetery of Justice. In lieu of flowers, memorials to be made to St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.; Directing. For information 877-974-9201/815-462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 

 


James W. Hart

 

James W. Hart   1944 – 2018

Services for Mr. Hart will take place Sunday April 15th, 2018 from 2 PM to 8 PM at the Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Avenue in Tinley Park (Old Tinley Library 1 block east of Harlem on 171st Street). Funeral will take place Monday morning at 10:00 AM from the funeral home to St. Stephen Deacon and Martyr Catholic Church 17500 South 84th Avenue Tinley Park for the 11:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial. Entombment will immediately follow at Good Shepherd Catholic Cemetery of Orland Park.  Any Questions Please feel free to call Mike Orrico at 815-260-0668 or 815-462-0711

Jim Hart 74 of Tinley Park, formerly of Chicago’s West Lawn neighborhood passed away peacefully Wednesday afternoon April 11th at home with his family at his side. Beloved husband of Josephine nee Russo for over 50 years. Dearest father of Jim (Joanna) and Christie Jo (Carlos) Perez. Loving Papa of Jack, Madison, James, Dominic, and Amelia Jo. Dear brother of Arlene (The Late Tom) Russell. Faithful companion of Brusier. Jim was a proud Veteran of The United States Air Force and Employee of the CTA, Teamster locals 710 & 726. He was a long time member/supporter and past officer of the South Suburban A.B.A.T.E., and a Teacher/Instructor for Motorcycle Safety. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling arrangements. Visitation Sunday from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Maher Funeral Home, 17101 S. 71st Avenue Tinley Park Illinois 60477. Funeral 10:00 AM Monday morning at the Funeral home to St. Stephen Deacon & Martyr Catholic Church 17500 S. 84th Ave, Tinley Park for 11:30 Mass. Entombment Good Shepherd Cemetery. 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com/obituaries.

 

 


Dan Franco

 

Dan Franco 1930 – 2018

Mr. Franco’s Services will be Monday April 2nd from 4 to 8 PM at the Maher Funeral located at 10701 71st avenue in Tinley Park  (1 block east of Harlem on 171st Street). The Funeral will take place at 8:30 AM on Tuesday morning going to St. Anne’s Catholic Church of Hazel Crest for a 10:00 AM Mass. The Burial will take Place at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.  

Dan Franco 88 of East Hazel Crest Illinois and formerly of South Chicago passed away Monday evening March 26th peacefully with his family at his side. Beloved and devoted husband of Jennie Nee Fernandez for over 66 years. Proud father of Cindy Lenahan (Mike Abegg), Gloria Garcia, and Denise (Brian) Pieczynski. Loving grandpa of Anthony, Eric, Mark, Zachary and Gabrielle. Proud member of American Legion 1139 of East Hazel Crest. Dan was very fond of the drum and bugle corp, his stain glass hobby, his award winning flower garden, and of course his frozen margaritas. Visitation Monday April 2nd from 4pm to 8 PM at the Maher Funeral Home, 17101 71st Avenue Tinley Park, IL 60477. Veteran service 6:30 PM. Funeral Tuesday morning 8:30am from the funeral home to St. Anne’s church, 16801 Dixie highway Hazel Crest, IL 60429 for a 10am mass of Christian burial. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials to be made to American Legion 1139 of East Hazel Crest’s Veteran Wreath Fund. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.; Directing. For information 877-974-9201/815-462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Kevin Michael Sherry

 

Kevin Michael Sherry   1970 to 2018

Services for Kevin will be held on Tuesday March 27th from 3PM to 9 PM at the Maher Funeral Home. 1 block east of harlem on 171st Street in Tinley Park (old Tinley Park Library). Funeral will take place at the funeral home at 8:30 AM Wednesday morning with morning prayers and then in procession to St. Patricia’s Church of Hickory Hills for a 10 AM Mass. The burial will immediatly follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  Mrs Sherry asked that in Leiu of Flowers memorials should be made to PAWSitive Pet Therapy envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. (She and Kevins dog Dotti have voulenterred for over 9 years with this organization providing therapy and smiles on the faces of disabled veterans, children and their families.)

 

Kevin Michael Sherry 47 of Hickory Hills formerly of Genoa Illinois, passed away suddenly and at peace Friday morning March 23rd at home in Hickory Hills.The Beloved son of Dixi and the late Mike Sherry. Dearest brother of Diane (Craig) Mankowski. Loving uncle of Emily and Sean and fond nephew of many. Kevin was always and forever attentive to his faithful companion Dotti. He was a son to many and a big brother to all. His infectious smile and contagious laugh left an everlasting impression on everyone he met, and those that knew him well will carry that in their hearts forever. His memory will be eternal. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling arrangements. Visitation Tuesday From 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Maher Funeral Home, 17101 south 71st Avenue Tinley Park Illinois 60477. Funeral Prayer at 8:30 AM Wednesday morning at the Funeral home to St. Patricia’s Catholic Church 9050 south 86th Avenue, Hickory Hills Illinois 60457. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers memorials will be made to PAWSitive Pet Therapy. (Kevin’s Mother Dixi and pet dog Dotti have volunteered for this cause for over 9 years providing therapy and smiles to disabled Vetererans, Children and their families) 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com/obituaries.

 

 


Maria Baseleon 1929 -2018

 

Maria Baseleon

Services for Mrs. Baseleon will be held Monday March 12th from 3 to 9 PM at The  Palos Funeral Home 11028 S. Southwest Highway Palos Hills( Next To Mc Donalds). The Trisagion Service will take place at 7:00 PM. The Funeral will take place Tuesday Morning 10:00 AM directly at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Palos Hills. Interment, Evergreen Cemetery. In Lieu of Flowers Memorials will be made to The Father Byron Koraes Student Assistance Fund.. 

 

 

Maria Baseleon nee Papadakis 88, of Palos Hills, formerly of Apidia, Lakonia Greece, passed away peacefully at home Saturday evening. Beloved Wife of Louis for over 68 years. Loving mother of Dean (Lisa) and Angie (Louie) Kladis. Proud Yiayia of Christopher, Maria, John, Demetri, and Mark. Dear Theia and Nouna of many. Devoted member of The St. Helen Philoptochos Society of Palos Hills. Maria will be dearly missed by her family and friends. MAY HER MEMORY BE ETERNAL! Visitation Monday March 12th from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway (7700 W) Palos Hills. Trisagion Service at 7:00 PM. Friends and family are ask to meet Tuesday morning 9:45 AM for the 10:00 AM funeral Service at St. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 S. Roberts Road Palos Hills 60465 . In lieu of flowers memorials will be made to The Father Byron Koraes Student Assistance Fund. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.; Directing Interment Evergreen Cemetery. For information 708974-4410 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 

 


William “Bill” Manasses 1942 -2018

 

Services for Mr. Manasses  will be held  February 19th and 20th. Visitation will take place Monday from 3 to 9 PM at the Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills (Next to McDonalds) with the Trisagion Service at 4:30 PM. The Funeral will take place Tuesday morning, friends and family are asked to meet Directly at St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church of Chicago,733 South Ashland Avenue at 10:45 for the 11:00 AM Funeral Service.  Interment to immediately follow at Bethania Cemetery in Justice….. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements.

For information Please call 877-974-920/815-462-0711

Manasses

William “Bill” Manasses 75, of Oak Lawn, formerly of Marquette Park passed away suddenly and peacefully at home Wednesday February 14th. William immigrated to the United States in 1955, with his family from his birthplace and home town of Argos. Beloved wife of Eleni (Nitsa) nee Brinias for over 53 years. Loving father of Vicky and Dina. Dearest Pappou of Elena, Teddy, and Callie. Devoted son of the late Constantine and late Chrisoula. Loved and raised by the late Theodora. Dear Brother of the Late Jim (Tasia), the late Gus (the late Sophia), Peter (Tina), George, Angie (Nick) Brinias, Sam (Josephine), Cathy (John) Kourelis, Christine (Peter) Chiamas, Mary (the late Peter Economou), Tom (Doreen), and Sia (Laki) Papadopoulos. Fun loving Theio to many, many nieces and nephews. MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL! Visitation Monday February 19th from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway (7700 W) Palos Hills. Trisagion Service at 4:30 PM. Friends and family ask to meet Tuesday morning 10:45 AM for the 11:00 AM funeral Service at St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church of Chicago, 733 South Ashland Avenue Chicago 60607. In lieu of flowers memorials will be made in Williams name to St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church of Chicago. All arrangements handled by Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.; Interment Bethania Cemetery Justice Illinois. For information 877-974-9201/815-462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Richard Francis Ejka 1925-2018

 

Services for Mr. Ekja will be held Monday February 12th from 3-9 PM with a 6:30 chapel service at the Palos Funeral Home located at 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills. (Next to McDonalds) Funeral will take place at 9:30 AM Tuesday morning at the funeral home with 10:00 AM Prayers going to Saint Mary’s Catholic Cemetery of Evergreen Park.

Ekja

Richard Francis Ekja “Rich”, 92 of Chicago Garfield Ridge formerly of the Bridgeport neighborhood, passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon February 8th at LaGrange Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Helen for over 40 years. Loving father of Sandy (Joe) Zumerling. Dearest Grandfather of Joseph R. Zumerling (Stephany) and Lauren M. Zumerling. Beloved Great Grandfather of Joseph Raymond Zumerling. Proceeded in death, by his parents, Martha and Rudolph Ejka. Dear brother of Benjamin, Frank, John, and Donald (Nancy). Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation Monday, February 12, 2018 from 3 to 9 PM at the Palos Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 South Southwest Highway (7700 West) Palos Hills Illinois 60465. 6:30 PM Chapel Service with Rev. Father Joseph Mol officiating. Funeral 9:30 AM Tuesday morning, February 13, 2018 at the Funeral home to St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery for Rite of Christian Burial. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. Arranging and Directing. For information please call 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com/obituaries.

 

 


Athanasios “Tom” Papoutsis 1931-2018

 

The Services for Mr. Papoutsis will all be held Monday morning February 12th.

Visitation 9:00 AM , Funeral Service at 10:00 AM and Interment to Immediately follow.

Friends and family asked to meet at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Palos Hills 11025 S. Roberts Road Palos Hills Monday morning.

 The family asks that In Lieu of Flowers Memorials will be made to The Hellenic American Academy, 445Pine Street Deerfield Illinois 60015 in Mr. Papoutsis’s name… Thank you.  

Tom “Athanasios” Papoutsis, 86, of Lemont, formerly of Meligala Greece, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning February 7th in Glenview, Illinois. Beloved and devoted husband of Aglaia nee Eliopoulos for over 50 years. Loving father of Effie (Harry) Kritikos and Vicky (Jeff) Papoutsis (Hughes). Dearest Papou of Kosta, Lia, Ethan and loving uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. Tom was an active and valued member of the Palos Hills business community for years, as well as an important contributor to his hometown and regional associations. MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL! Friends and family asked to meet for the visitation from 9:00 AM to 10:00 Monday morning February 12th at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills, IL 60465. Funeral Service to immediately follow and beginning at 10:00 AM. Interment Bethania Cemetery of Justice. In lieu of flowers memorials to be made to Hellenic American Academy, 445 Pine Street, Deerfield, IL 60015._Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.; Directing. For information 877-974-9201/815-462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 

 


Tom “Athanasios Kakos 1940 -2017

 

 

 

The Services for Mr. Kakos will take place as Follows on Wednesday December 20th, 2017.

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church of Oak Lawn, 10301 South Kolmar Avenue Oak Lawn Illinois 60453.

8:00 AM Lying in State during Divine Liturgy

10:00 AM Open Visitation

11:00 AM Funeral Service

2:00 PM Interment at St. John Chrysostomos Moastery (Luncheon to follow)

 

 

 

 

Tom “Athanasios” Kakos, 77, of Palos Hills, formerly of Skepasto, Kalavryta, Greece, passed away suddenly Sunday afternoon on December 17th at Christ Hospital and Medical Center of Oak Lawn with his family at his side. Beloved husband of Toula nee Moraetes for over 49 years. Loving father of Patricia (George) Vythoulkas, the late Joannie (Nick) Christopher, and Peter (Georgia) Kakos. The greatest ever good-natured Pappou of Anthony, Thanasi, Stefanos, Vasilis, and Matthew. Dedicated and proud Protopsalti of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church of Oak Lawn for over 32 years. MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL! Services will begin Wednesday morning December 20th. Mr. Kakos will lay in state at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church 10301 South Kolmar Ave, Oak Lawn during The Divine Liturgy from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Visitation will follow and begin at 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM. The Funeral service will then begin at 11:00 AM. The Interment will take place at The St. John Chrysostomos Monastery in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Tom’s name should be made to The St. John Chrysostomos Monastery 4600 93rd St. Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.; Directing. For information 877-974-9201/815-462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 

 

 


Eugene Alan Walenga “AL” 1963- 2017

 

 

 

 

At the families request, the Funeral Services for Al will be Private.

Memorials in Al’s name will be donated and sent to:

The Frankfort Square Wildcat Football Organization. P.O. Box 208 Frankfort Il, 60423… 

Thank You….. The Walenga Family 

Eugene Alan “AL” 53, of Frankfort formerly of the Chicago Ashburn neighborhood, passed away unexpectedly December 11th, Monday evening. Beloved husband of Susan Lynn nee Chernak for over 33 years. Loving father of Matthew, Ryan (Tara), Jacob, and Tyler. Dearest son of the late Eugene A. and Therese Walenga. Dear brother of Joel (Debra) and Jeanine. Fond uncle of 4 nephews and 1 niece. Proud member of local 80 Carpenters Union and Dedicated Coach and Board member of the Frankfort Square Wildcats. All services will be private. In Lieu of flowers memorials will be made in Al’s name to the Frankfort Square Wildcats Organization to P.O. Box 208 Frankfort, Il 60423. For information please call 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com/obituaries.

 

 


Margaret ” Marge” Makris

 

Margaret “Marge ” Makris 6/10/1931 to 11/18/2017

Christina M. “Marge” Makris 86, of Chicago formerly of Penn Yan New York, passed away unexpectedly November 18th, Saturday evening at her home in Chicago. Beloved wife of the late Aristidis for over 39 years. Devoted and loving mother to George Makris. Dearest Yiayia of Aidan and Rowan. Loving sister of the late Georgia and the late Stephen. Marge had a very close and special relationship with her late mother Mary Pappas. She was also a very dear and loving Aunt to many nieces and nephews. May her Memory be Eternal! Visitation will be held Friday morning November 24th from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Palos Hills, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois, 60565. Funeral Service 10:00 am. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. Directing. Interment Evergreen Cemetery Evergreen Park Illinois. In Lieu of flowers memorials will be donated according to the family’s wishes. For information please call 877/974-92091 or 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Bill “Basile ” Manikas 8/10/1927 – 11/15/2017

 

The Visitation for Mr. Manikas will be held Sunday November 19th from 4pm to 9pm at the Adolf Funeral Home of Willowbrook. (7000 S. Madison Street). We suggest from I-55 that you exit Rt. 83 North to Plainfield Rd . Then Plainfield Rd. East or Right to Madison Street (Walgreens on the corner), then Madison Street back South or right to the Funeral Home. 

Friends and Family asked to Meet Directly at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church on Monday Morning for the 11:00 Funeral Service, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills.

   

Bill (Basile) John Manikas, 90-years-old from Palos Hills, Illinois, peacefully passed away next to his loving family on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Beloved husband of Vivi of almost 58 wonderful years; Loving father of John (Athena), Tom and Georgia (Antonios) Vouris; Cherished grandfather of Pari (Spiro Pappas), Basile, James, Evan, Vasili, and Christian; Dearly loved brother of six siblings. Bill was also the beloved uncle, godfather, cousin and friend to countless many. Born on August 10, 1927 in Yefirakia Megalopolis, Greece, Bill came to the United States in 1955 to start a family, and create a beautiful life of his own. Bill owned and operated the famous Coffee Pot Restaurant in Roseland of Chicago for 30 memorable years. He was a loving, hardworking, honest and selfless family man who will forever be missed by all who knew him. May His Memory be Eternal! Visitation Sunday from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm with the Trisagion Service at 7:00 pm at the Adolf Funeral Home, Ltd., 7000 S. Madison Street, Willowbrook Il. Friends and family asked to meet directly Monday morning for 11:00 am Funeral Service at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 S. Roberts Road Palos Hills. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc; Directing. Interment Bethania Cemetery. Donations will be given to charities according to the family’s wishes. For info 630-325-2300 or www.orricofuneral.com.

 

 

 

 


Lillian M. Atkinson

 

 

Lillian M. Atkinson 12-19-1929  to 10-21-2017

Lillian M. Atkinson 87 of Oak Lawn, passed away peacefully Saturday Evening October 21st at Silver Cross Hospital with family at her side. Beloved wife of the late Walter for 34 years. Dearest Mother of the late James Walter, the late Bruce Edward, and John (Stacy). Dear Grandmother of Raquel, Nikolaos, Victoria, and Alexander. MAY HER MEMORY BE ETERNAL! Visitation Saturday morning October 28th. Lying in State from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at The Pilgrim Faith United Church Of Christ, 9411 South 51st Avenue Oak Lawn, Il 60453. Friends and Family asked to meet directly at Church. Funeral service to immediately follow Visitation. Interment Fairmount Willow Hills Memorial Park. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. Directing. In lieu of flowers memorials to made according to familie’s wishes. For information please call 877-974-9201/815-462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com/obituaries/.

 

 

 


Helen Irene Fefles

 

 

Visitation for Mrs. Fefles will be held on Wednesday  from 3 to 9 at The Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Ave Tinley Park (East of Harlem West of Oak Park Ave on 171st street  Across from Olympic Star Restaurant). Funeral Thursday morning  11 AM. Friends and family asked to meet for the Funeral Service, directly at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 S. Roberts Road Palos Hills..

 Helen Irene Fefles, nee Mitchell (late Thano), passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by the love and support of her family.  She is survived by her children, Tina (Clem) Hajjar, Peter (Jeanette), Merri (Sean).  Helen was blessed with loving grandchildren Elena, Billy, Eleni, Mia, Thano, Zoe and George.   She joins her father Peter and Mary Mitchell and is survived by her brother George (Mary Kay). She was a proud aunt to George, Mary, Greg, Michael and Charlie and great-aunt to many nieces and nephews both here and in Greece.

Helen was an exceptionally strong, vibrant, intelligent and witty woman.  No matter what trials befell her, she always bounced back with a mixture of grace and humor.  Her strength gave others strength and she was a loyal friend to many.

Helen was a lifelong member of the SS. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church senior choir and director for 20 years.  She was an inspirational educator who taught in the Chicago Public School system but most notably at Koraes Elementary School for many years.  She will always be missed and never forgotten.”And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.” May her Memory be Eternal! Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc; Directing. In Lieu of flowers Memorials will be made to The Father Byron Koraes Student Assistance Fund.

Visitation Wednesday from 3 PM to 9 PM at The Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Ave, Tinley Park Il 60477. Trisagion Service 7:00 PM. Friends and family asked to meet Thursday morning 10:45 directly at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 S. Roberts Road Palos Hills Il 60465 for the 11:00 AM Funeral Service. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. For information 708-781-9212 or www.orricofuneral.com/obituaries/.

 

 

 


Angeline Durkin

 

 

Angeline Durkin 83 of Oak Lawn, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon in Dyer Indiana with family at her side. Beloved wife of the late Jack for 4 years. Dearest Mother of Michael (Susan) and Renee (Bob). Dear Grandma of John (Katie), Jason (Lilli), Cailin, and Priscilla (Cody). Great Grandmother of Jason, Nora, and Alexander. Dear sister of the late Peter (Helen) Xeros. Angeline was a loving Aunt to James (Georgia), Nick (Anna), Mark and many more. MAY HER MEMORY BE ETERNAL! Visitation Tuesday morning October 24th from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at St Luke’s Orthodox Church of Palos Hills, 10700 South Kean Avenue Palos Hills Il 60465. Friends and Family asked to meet directly at Church. Funeral service to immediately follow. Interment St. Mary Cemetery Evergreen Park. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. Directing. In lieu of flowers memorials to made according to families wishes. For information please call 877-974-9201/815-462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com/obituaries/.

 

 

 


Socratis Pimenidis “Taki”

 

Services for Socratis “Taki” we be held Tuesday 10/17/2017 from 3-9 PM at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 S. SW Hwy Palos Hills (at 111th & SW Hwy next to McDaonalds). Friends a& Family asked to meet directly Wednesday morning at the Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 S. Roberts Road for the 10 AM Funeral Service.

Socratis Pimenidis, (also known as Sam and Taki) 52 of Worth Illinois formerly of Drama Greece and migrated with his family to the United States in 1967, passed away early Saturday morning October 14th, 2017 at home peacefully with family at his side. Beloved son to Lambrini and the late Nicholaos. Loving brother of Olympia (Dimitrios) Diamantopoulos, Perry, and Mark. Dear uncle to Anastasi, and Niko Diamantopoulos. Dearest nephew of the late Sterios and Helen Laftsidis, Gregorgy and Eleni Hatzicostas, and Dimitiros and the late Anastasia Sirepisios, Gerasimos and Effie Georgiadis. Fond cousin of Bob and Sophie, John and Lilly, Sherman and Sandra, Fred and Maria, Perry, John and Maria, George, and Angie, and all of their families. Dedicated employee of Moraine Valley Community College proud coworker of Rick, Helen, Chris, Bill, Joanne, Bridget, Pamela, Joe, and many others for many years. Sam was a close childhood friend of the Ortiz family of Austin Texas, Mrs. Theresa, the late Rogelio, Best friend Roger, Maggie, Theresa, and Rosa, and their families.. Sam was a simple friendly guy who lived a stress free life, loved his family especially his nephews Anastasi and Niko. He also loved sports and loved being around people. The Pimenidis family would like to especially like to thank cousin Angela S., Vitas Hospice of Tinley Park, Kris P at MVCC, Marty T at BC/BS, and Father Tom DeMedeiros of Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Palos Hills. MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL! Visitation Tuesday October 17th from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway (7700 W) Palos Hills. Trisagion Service at 6:00 PM. Friends and family ask to meet Wednesday  morning for the 10:00 AM funeral Service at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Il 60465. In lieu of flowers memorials will be made according to the family’s wishes. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc; Directing. Interment EvergreenCemetery, Evergreen Park Illinois. For information 708-974-4410 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Constantin Skopis

 

Visitation for Mr. Skopis will be Held on Monday morning October 2nd at 9:30 AM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church with the funeral service to immediately follow. The Interment will take place at Fairmount Willow Hills Memorial cemetery in Willow Springs..

Constantin Skopis, 85 of Burbank Illinois, passed away Sunday afternoon September 24th, 2017 in Hinsdale. Dearest Father of Gregory, Helen, and Eva. Loving Pappou of Maria, Christina, and Anastasios. Visitation 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Monday morning October 2nd 2017 at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road, Palos Hills 60465 .Funeral Service to immediately follow. May His Memory Be Eternal! Interment Fairmount Willow Hills Cemetery. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. Directing. In Lieu of flowers memorials will be made according to the family’s wishes. For information 877-974-9201/815-462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Anthony P. Angelos

 

Services for Mr. Angelos will be held at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church. Visitation Wednesday at 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM and funeral Services to immediately follow. 

 

Anthony P. Angelos, 87 of Clearwater Florida and formerly of Palos Hills, passed away Wednesday afternoon September 20th in Dunedin Florida. Originally from Vrina Greece, Anthony was the beloved and devoted husband of Eleni nee Politis for over 55 years. Dearest Father of Peter (Noula), Cynthia (George), and John (Gia). Loving Pappou of Tony, Billy, Jessica, Petroula, Eleni and Stephanie. Mr. Angelos was one of the original owner of The Oak Lawn Restaurant on 95th Street. He was the hard working chef and the man behind all the wonderful smells and tastes coming out of the kitchen. Visitation 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Wednesday morning September 27th, 2017 at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road, Palos Hills 60465 .Funeral Service to immediately follow. May His Memory Be Eternal! Interment Bethania Cemetery. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. Directing. In Lieu of flowers memorials will be made according to the family’s wishes. For information 877-974-9201/815-462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Betty Petrich

 

Betty Petrich 10/20/1947 – 7/3/2017

Visitation for Betty will be held at the Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South SW Hwy in Palos Hills ( Next to McDonalds) on Friday July 7 from 3PM to 9 PM. Friends and Family asked to meet Saturday morning directly at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church by 10:15 AM for the 10:30 Funeral Service. In Leiu of flowers memorials will be made to The Father Byron Koreas Student Assistance Fund.

Betty Petrich nee Sarantopoulos 67 of Alsip, and Graduate of Calumet high school, passed away Monday afternoon, July 3rd with family at her side. Devoted and loving wife of Nick 45 years. Betty was a friend to many and Loved by all! MAY HER MEMORY BE ETERNAL! Visitation Friday July 7th from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway (7700 W) Palos Hills. Trisagion Service at 7:00 PM. Friends and family ask to meet Saturday morning for the 10:30 funeral Service at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hill 60465. In lieu of flowers memorials will be made to The Koreas Student Assistance Fund. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc; Directing. Entombment Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Park. For information 877-974-9201/815-462-0711 or www. Orricofuneral.com

 

 

 

 


Nektarios Charalampous

 

Nektarios Charalampous                                2/15/1975 – 6/29/2017

Visitation for Nektarios will be held Wednesday July 5th from 9:00 to 10:30 AM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church. Located at 10525 South Roberts Road Palos Hills. Funeral service to immediately follow. 

Nektarios Charalampous, 42 of Palos Hills passed away Thursday night June 29th. Beloved son of the late Theodosios and the late Glikeria nee Tzavaras. Dearest brother of George (Sophia) Charalampous. Loving Nephew and cousin of many, here in the United Sates as well as Canada and Greece. Visitation 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM Wednesday morning July 5th, 2017 at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road, Palos Hills 60465.Funeral Service to immediately follow. May His Memory Be Eternal! Interment Bethania Cemetery. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. Directing. In Lieu of flowers memorials will be made according to the family’s wishes. For information 877-974-9201/815-462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 

 

 


Gust P. Vitogiannis

 

Gust P. Vitogiannis  3/17/1942 – 6/29/2017

Visitation for Mr. Vitogiannis will be held Monday July 3rd at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church from 8 to 10 AM. Located at 11025 South Roberts Road, Palos Hills. The Funeral service will follow immediately.  The family has asked that in lieu of flowers memorials are to be made to The Koreas Student Assistance Fund, envelopes will be provided at the Visitation. You also can send a donation directly to the Church address in the name of Mr. Vitogiannis. 

Gust P. Vitogiannis 75 of Palos Hills, formerly of Tripolis Greece, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, June 29th with his family at his side. Devoted and loving husband of the late Amelia nee Kutrubis for over 47 years. Proud father of Pete (Penny) and Charles (Helen). Dearest Pappou of Constantinos, George, Stefanos, Amalia, and Angela. MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL! Visitation Monday morning July 3rd from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hill 60465. Funeral Service to immediately follow. In lieu of flowers memorials will be made to The Koreas Student Assistance Fund. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc; Directing. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Park. For information 877-974-9201/815-462-0711 or www. Orricofuneral.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tony M. Dinos

 

Tony M. Dinos      7/19/1936  – 6/14/2017            The Visitation  for Mr. Dinos will be held Suday June 18 from 4 to 9 PM at the Palos Gaidas Funeral Home in Palos Hills 11028 SW Hwy (Next to McDonalds).  Friends & Family asked to meet at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church Monday morning  at 10:00 AM Funeral Service. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. 

  

Tony M. Dinos 77 of Aegiali, Amorgos, Greece, passed away peacefully Wednesday afternoon, June 14th in Orland Park with family at his side. Devoted and loving husband of Liberty nee Sfondeles for over 51 years. Proud father of Mark (Kelly), Lori (Danny) Sirounis, and Georgia (Nick) Shizas. Dearest Papouli of Alex, Anthony, Maria, Costa, and Eleftheria. Beloved brother of Maria, Irene, Sofia, and late Michael (Voula). Dear brother-in-law of James (Alice), and the late George (Elizabeth). Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Tony was the proud owner of the Ramova Grill in Bridgeport for over 50 Years. MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL! Visitation Sunday June 18th at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Hwy (7700 W) Palos Hills from 4 to 9 PM with the Trisagion Service at 7:00 PM. Friends and family are asked to meet directly at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hill 60465 on Monday morning for the 10:00 AM. Funeral Service. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc; Directing. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Park. For information 877-974-9201/815-462-0711 or www. Orricofuneral.com..

 

 

 

 


Constantine E. “Gus” Demacopoulos

 

Gus Demacopoulos May 16th, 1930 – May 27th, 2017 ……  Visitation for Mr. Demacopoulos will be held Thursday From 3 to 9 PM at The Maher Funeral Home located at 17101 South 71st Avenue Tinley Park.  1 block East of Harlem on 171st Street across from The Olympic Star Restaraunt. The Funeral Service will be Friday Morning  at 10:30 AM. Friends and Family are asked to meet  DIRECTLY at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church 12307 South Ridgeland Avenue.    Family asks that in Lieu of flowers memorials be made to National Hellenic Museum through their link.            nationalhellenicmuseum.org/support/donate/. Click on Link below  in notice..

Constantine “Gus’ Demacopoulos, age 87, loving husband of Angelike (nee Vardalos) of 60 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on May 27, 2017 at home in Palos Heights. Beloved son of the late Efthimios and Yioryia Demacopoulos and brother of  the late Dimitrios (Katerina) and the late Maria (the late Dimitrios) Ntourouki.  Gus is survived by his loving children Georgia, Anna (Andreas) Kosmas,Thomas (Cristina) and Nike, and adoring grandchildren Catrina, Heather, Erini, Angelina, Constantino, Antonio, Gianna, and Giulia. A beloved cousin, brother-in-law, and uncle to many in Greece, Canada, and Australia. From humble beginnings of Vasiliko, Patras Greece, Gus immigrated to America in 1956. With a strong work ethic, a thirst for self-education and an unmatched devotion to family, he became a successful real estate investor and entrepreneur owning petroleum stations in the Chicagoland area. He gently touched many lives with his agape, love, filotimo, respect, kindness, generosity, forgiveness, and a mean card game. MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL!  Visitation Thursday from 3:00 to 9:00 PM with a 7:00 PM Trisagion Service  at the Maher Funeral Home, 17101  South 71st Avenue, Tinley Park Il 60477. Funeral Service Friday Morning 10:30 AM. Friends and Family asked to meet directly at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church  12307 South Ridgeland Avenue Palos Heights. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. DirectingBecause of Gus’ eternal love and commitment to Hellenism, education and the arts, donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the National Hellenic Museum. https://www.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/support/donate/. For information 1-708-781-9212 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Donald Thomas Ryan

 

 

 

Visitation  for Mr. Ryan is on Tuesday from 3 to 9 PM. The Funeral Service will start promptly at 10:30 AM on Wednesday. Family and friends welcome at 9:30 AM for Visiting  prior.

 

Donald Thomas Ryan 81 of Hickory Hills passed away peacefully Wednesday May 24th at Palos Community Hospital, with family at his side. Beloved and devoted husband of Rose Mary for over 56 years. Loving father of Karen (Patrick) Gill, William Ryan, Michael (Debbie) Ryan and Donald Ryan. Dear Grandpa of Ryan Gill and Amanda, Declan, Sean and Colin Ryan. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. . Visitation Tuesday May 30th 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway (7700W) Palos Hills. Funeral Wednesday May 31st. Family and friends asked to meet at 9:30 AM. Chapel Service to begin at 10:30 at the Funeral home . Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.; Directing. For information 708-974-9201 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Apostolos Kotsonis

 

 

The Visitation for Mr. Kotsonis will be held Tuesday morning at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Elmhurst at 893 North Church Road from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. The Funeral Service will begin promptly at 10:00 AM. Once the service is complete we will be driving in  procession to Arlington Cemetery in Elmhurst for the committal.

Apostolos Kotsonis of Wood Dale passed away peacefully Friday afternoon, May 12th, with family at his side. Devoted and loving husband of Angeliki nee Christopoulos for over 50 years. Proud father of John (Gloria) and Sam (Phyllis). Dearest Pappou of Madeline, Angela, Maggie, and Paul. Beloved brother and fond uncle too many nieces and nephews. MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL! Visitation will take place Tuesday morning, May 16th from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, with funeral service to immediately follow. Friends and family are asked to meet directly at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 893 N Church Road Elmhurst Il 60126 on Tuesday morning. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc; Directing. Interment Arlington Cemetery Elmhurst. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation and St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. For information 877-974-9201/815-462-0711 or www. Orricofuneral.com..

 

 


Georgia Jerantowski

 

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Georgia Jerantowski  August 20, 1974 – April 8,2017

There will be a 1 hour visitation on Tuesday at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church at 12:00 noon. The Funeral service will follow immediately. Friends and family asked that in lieu of flowers, memorial  donations be made out directly to the family. A trust fund for the Jerantowski children is being set up……  Thank you

IF YOU WISH TO MAKE A DONATION TO THE CHILDRENS TRUST… PLEASE MAKE CHECKS OUT TO PAUL  JERANTOWSKI AND YOU CAN ADDRESS YOUR ENVELOPE TO GEORGIA JERANTOWSKI c/o Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services 637 Lenox Street New Lenox 60451………

 

Georgia Jerantowski nee Perivoliotis 42 of Lockport formerly of Palos Hills, passed away Saturday April 8,2017 ,peacefully with family at her side. Loving wife of Paul Jerantowski of Hickory Hills for over 16 years. Devoted and loving mother of Angelina and Maksymilian. Cherished daughter of Efthimios and Aggeliki Perivoliotis. Dearest sister of Effie (Paul) Panos. Loving daughter–in-law of Norbert and Joann Jerantowski. Dear sister-in-law of Christine (Glen) Oziemkiewicz. Caring and watchful aunt of Nicole and Arris Panos and Hannah, Mary, Rachel, and Ethan Oziemkiewicz. Proud Godmother of Fay Barkonikos. Fond niece and cousin of many here at home and abroad including Greece, Australia, and Canada. Friends and Family asked to meet for the Visitation on Tuesday April 11th 12:00 NOON at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road, Palos Hills 60465 . Funeral Service to begin at 1:00 PM. Interment at Bethania Cemetery Justice IL. May Her Memory Be Eternal! Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. Directing. In lieu of Flowers Memorials will be made to the trust set up for the Jerantowski children. For information please call 877-974-9201 or 815-462-0711 and www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Marilyn Joyce Brown

 

Marilyn Joyce Brown     7-3-1927 to 7-12-2016 

Visitation will be held Sunday July 17th  4:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 S. Southwest Hwy ( Next to McDonalds ).  Funeral will take place at 9:00 AM at funeral home with a service at 10:00 before heading to cemetery..

Marilyn Joyce Brown (nee Marozek), 89 of Palos Hills, passed away Tuesday night July 12th at home peacefully with family at her side. Beloved wife of the late Leland John Brown for over 57 years. Devoted mother of Peggy (Henry) Finfrock, Hank Brown, Grace (Mark) Youell, and Julie (Jim) Wrobel. Loving Grandmother of 13 and Great Grandmother 14. Dearest sister of Geri Sansone, Leona Hallo, and the late Robert Johnson. Fond Aunt of many nieces and nephews. Marilyn was fondly known as “The Favorite lunch lady at the Stagg High school cafeteria”, and also very active in the greater Palos community. Visitation Sunday from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 S. Southwest Hwy (7700 W). Funeral 9:00 AM with a 10:00 AM Chapel Service. Interment Fairmount Willow Hills Cemetery Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.; Directing. In Lieu of flowers memorials will be made according to family’s wishes. For information 708-974-4410 or www.orricofuneral.com www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Jerry Dietz

 

 

 

 

Jerry Dietz 84 of Hickory Hills passed away Monday morning May 9th, peacefully with family at his side. Beloved and devoted husband of the Elaine (nee Mercurio) for 59 years. Loving father of Diane (Patrick), and Steve (Cheryl). Loving Grandfather of Lauren, Erin, Kaitlyn, Sophia, and Samantha. Dear brother of the late Dolores, Joseph, and Jean and brother-in-law Maria Morano. Fond Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Jerry loyally served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was very active in his community serving as a Commissioner of The Roberts Park Fire Department for over 35 years. He was actively involved in the parish of St. Patricia and delivered “Meals on Wheels” and a dedicated employee of Illinois Bell for over 40 years. Visitation Thursday from 3PM to 9PM at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 S. Southwest Hwy (7700 W) Palos Hills. Funeral Friday 9:00 am from the funeral home to St Patricia’s Catholic Church for a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.; Directing Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials to be made to Lymphoma Research Foundation. For info please call 708-974-4410 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 

 


Amalia Arvanetes

 

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 February 6th,1903 to March 20, 2016

 

The Greeks of Chicago’s south suburbs lost one of their oldest and most beloved matriarchs on March 20, 2016 when Amalia Papanikolaou Arvanetes passed away at Alden Estates, Orland Park, IL at the age of 113. Amalia was born in the village of Anthohorion, Greece in 1903. She and her husband, Demetrios Arvanetes, raised six children, first in Thoknia, Greece, and then in South Chicago, where she immigrated in 1952.Yiayia Amalia, as she has been known by both her family and fans, loved being surrounded by her large family, and had a hand in raising all eleven of her grandchildren. The stronghold she had on her family was immeasurable, and her no-nonsense manner, dry sense of humor, and the stories that we can all recite by memory will be deeply missed.In addition to her family, Amalia also loved her church, Ss. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, and guided her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in its teachings. She enjoyed reading her Bible and visiting churches and monasteries both in the United States and in Greece. In the 1980s, she fulfilled one of her life-long dreams by taking a trip to the Holy Lands.When Amalia wasn’t traveling, she made her home with, and had the eventual loving and attentive care of, her son and daughter-in-law, John and Barbara Arvanetes, in Orland Park. During her free time, she enjoyed long walks, crocheted, and broke every weekday to watch “Wheel of Fortune.” The show did not have a more avid non-English speaking fan. She watched until the week she died.Amalia was preceded in death by her husband, Demetrios; two children, Katina Arvanetes and Ioanna Stavrianos; two sons-in-law, Triantaphyllos Kotsogiannis and Theofilos Stavrianos; and three infant great-grandchildren, Yvonne Catania, John Stavrianos and Cynthia Stavrianos. She is survived by four children: Vasiliki Kotsogiannis, John (Barbara) Arvanetes, Ifigenia (John) Sgouros, and Nicki (Nicholas) Papanikolaou, eleven grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 3:00 to 8:00 PM with the Trisagion Service at 7:00 PM at The Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Hwy (7700 west), Palos Hills, IL. Friends and family asked to meet Wednesday morning directly at SS. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills, at 9:40 AM for the 10:00 AM Funeral service. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. Directing; MAY HER MEMORY BE ETERNAL! Interment Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Father Byron Koraes Student Assistance Fund (envelopes will be provided). For information 708-974-4410 or www. Orricofuneral.com

 

 


Michael Patrick Ruddy

 

 

Memorials are asked to be made to ” THE RUDDY CHILDREN FUND” (Envelops will be provided at the Funeral Home)

Visitation will be at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home Thursday 3 to 9 PM ( Parking has been arranged throughout the neighborhood and parking attendants will be available to guide you).

Funeral will take place Friday Morning at 8:00 AM from the funeral home to SS Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church for a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial. You may Go to Church directly ( Parking attendants will once again be available to assist you)

 

Michael Patrick Ruddy 51, of Homer Glen, raised in Carrick-on-Suir Tipperary Ireland, passed away Saturday March 5th suddenly at home. Beloved and devoted husband of Terri (nee Reidy) for 15 years. Proud and Loving father of Jack, Kevin, and Clare. Dearest son of Ita and the late Jack Ruddy. Dear brother of Colleen Redmond, and Eileen (David) Skelly. Cherished son-in-law of Pat and Peggy Reidy. Fond brother-in-law and adored Uncle to Katie, Michele, Megan, Emma, Sarah, Aoife, Mickey, Conor, Danny, Luke, Shane and Rose. Dedicated and proud owner of Ruddy Electric and served the south side for over 20 years. Visitation Thursday from 3 to 9 PM at The Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 S. SW Hwy (7700 West) Palos Hills. Funeral Friday morning 8:00 AM from the funeral home to SS Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, 608 Sobieski Street Lemont for the 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. Directing. Interment Good Shepherd Catholic Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers please make memorials to “The Ruddy Children Fund”, envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. For information please call 708-974-4410/www.orricofuneral.com

 

 

 


Mabel C. Argires

 

Mabel C. Argires   January 2nd, 1923 –  February 29th ,2016

The Visitation will be held on Wednesday March 3rd at the Curley Funeral Home, 6116 West 111th Street, Chicago Ridge from 4pm to 9pm with the Trisagion Service at 6:15 pm. Friends and family asked to meet DIRECTLY at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church the next morning (Thursday) at 9:45 for the 10:00am Funeral Service….In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the father Byron Koraes Student Assistance Fund (Envelopes will be provided)

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Mabel Argires nee Counelis of Palos Hills formerly of Chicago, passed away Monday morning Feburary 29th peacefully with family at her side. Beloved and devoted wife of the late Tom for 52 years. Dearest mother of George (Margaret Sepulveda), and Steve (Pauline). Proud and cherished Yiayia of Elaina, Thomas, Anthony, and Wednesday at Curley Funeral Home 6116 W. 111th street Chicago Ridge, from 4 to 9 PM with the Trisagion Service at 6:15. Friends and family asked to meet 9:45 AM Thursday directly at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 S. Roberts Road Palos Hills, for the 10:00 AM funeral Service.

Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc., directing. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. MAY HER MEMORY BE ETERNAL! In Lieu of Flowers Memorials can be made to the Fr Byron Koraes Student Assistance Fund.   For information www.orricofuneral.com or 877-974-9201

 

 

 


Florence Staniszewski

 

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Florence G. Staniszewski nee Rakoczy, 92 of Chicago’s Westlawn neighborhood passed away Wednesday morning January 13th peacefully at her home in Plainfield. Florence was a the beloved and devoted wife of the late Joseph Staniszewski for nearly 50 years. Dearest mother of 4 sons. Terry (Carla), the late Al (Chris), Doug (Barb), and Joe (Colleen). Loving grandmother of 6, April (Trent), Andrea (Chris), Joe (Kimberly), Jessalyn, Nicholas, and Matthew. Florence was also the proud Great Grandmother of 3 and fond Aunt of many nieces and nephews.  Florence dedicated her life to the marriage of her husband Joe and the upbringing of 4 loving sons of which she couldn’t be prouder.  Visitation is Saturday morning January 16th 10:00 AM at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church 6435 South Kilbourn Avenue Chicago. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at church at 10:30 AM, promptly following the visitation. Entombment at Resurrection Cemetery Justice Il. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Directing.  For information please call 877-974-9201

 

 


Eleni Papagianis

 

*******PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF FUNERAL HOME FOR ELENI*****

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Eleni’s Visitation will be Sunday January 10th at The Curley Funeral Home 6116 west 111th Street Chicago Ridge From 3 PM to 9PM with the Trisigion Service at 6 PM. Elani’s funeral service and burial will take place in her home town of Kosmas Greece the Week of January 18th. For this reason the family asks that in lieu of flowers memorials should be made directly to the family for a charity to be named later.  Thank you!    

 

Eleni Papagianis nee Fiflis, 93 of Palos Hills formerly of Kosmas and Born in Palaiochori Greece passed away peacefully Tuesday morning January 6th. Eleni was at home surrounded by her family. Beloved and devoted wife of the late George for 51 years. Dearest mother of Maria (the late Dino) Spiros, Penny (Diamen) Tserbis, Georgia (Peter) Xydis and Chris Papagianis. Loving Yiayia of Irene (Nick) Blazakis, Helen (George) Kopitas, Diane (Nick) Karamagianis, George (Anna) Tserbis, Linda Tserbis, and Christina (Jose) Soares. Proud Great Yiayia of 9. Visitation Sunday January 10th, at The Curley Funeral Home 6116 West 111th Street Chicago Ridge from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM with the Trisagion Service at 6:00. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Directing. The Funeral will take place at Agioi Anargyroi Church along with Eleni’s final resting place in her cherished hometown of Kosmas; Arkadias Greece. For this reason the family has asked that in Lieu of Flowers memorials may be made in accordance with the family’s wishes. MAY HER MEMORY BE ETERNAL! For information please call 877-974-9201 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Helen Condes

 

 

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There will be a Visitation for Helen on Saturday  January 2nd starting at 10:00 AM at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church 15625 South Bell Road in Homer Glen.  Immediately following the Visitation will be the Funeral Service which will begin at 11:00AM. The Interment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery. The Family of Helen kindly asks that in Lieu of flowers, Memorials be made to the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church Building Fund.  

Helen Condes nee Plakas, 88 of Lansing formerly of and born in Perivolia, Megalopolis Greece to parents who were from Asia Minor and Icaria. Fond wife of Samuel (Sotirios) C. Condes, loving mother of Harriette (Tassos) Zervakis and Johnny Condes. Devoted grandmother of Samuel Constantine Condes and Peter Nicholas Zervakis. Daughter of the late Ioannis and Dimitroula Plakas. Sister of the late Maria (late Dimitrios) Tsonopoulos, Harry (Helen) Plakas and Kostas (Roula) Plakas. Sister-in-law of the late Nicholas (late Lina) Condes and Charles C. (late Phyllis) Condes. Loving aunt to nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and dear friend to many. Helen graduated from Megaloplois High School and later came to Chicago as a bride. She worked for 10 years at Harvstone Mfg. Corp. in Chicago. Helen was known for her generous hospitality, sweet singing voice, sense of humor, dancing and elegant style. A member of the Assumption Philoptochos Society and the Pan-Icarian Association. She dearly loved the Assumption Church of Homer Glen. Visitation Saturday, January 2nd 10:00AM at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church 15625 South Bell Road, Homer Glen. Funeral Service 11:00AM. Orrico Funeral Services, Inc. directing. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Park. In lieu of flowers, donations to Assumption Building Fund would be appreciated.For information www.orricofuneral.com or 877-974-9201

 

 


Anthony R. “Tony” Zaruba

 

 

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Visitation for Tony will be Thursday December 17th, at LaHayne Funeral Home (6955 Southeastern Avenue, Hammond Indiana). The Funeral will take place at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church also in Hammond Indiana(7047 Columbia Avenue). Friends and family are asked to meet directly at The church Friday morning for 9:30 Visiting and a 10:00 funeral Service.   

 

Anthony R. “Tony”, 68 of Calumet City, passed away Sunday December 13th at Ingalls Hospital peacefully with family at his side. Beloved and devoted husband of Estelle nee Ktistou for 48 years. Loving and proud father of Donna. Dear papa of Ricky. Fond brother, brother-in-law, and uncle of many. Visitation Thursday December 17thth 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a 7:00 Parastas at LaHayne Funeral Home 6955 Southeastern Ave. Hammond In. Friends and family asked to meet 9:30 AM for morning visitation, directly at St Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 7035 Columbian Ave Hammond. Funeral Service to begin 10:00 AM. Interment Elmwood Cemetery Hammond In. MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL! Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.: Directing. In Lieu of flowers memorials will be made according to families wishes. For information 877-974-9201 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 

 


Athanasia “Ann” Sgouras

 

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Athanasia Sgouras    9/4/1934 to 11/22/2015

The Visitation and Funeral Service will all take place at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Palos Hills on Saturday November 28th starting at 9:00 AM. 

The family wishes are that instead of flowers for their wife and mother, that you please make at contribution to their dear niece Olivia. Please go to the website ……….Go Fund Me… and look up” Olivia The Princess Warrior”.

Athanasia “Ann” Sgouras (nee Papadopoulos) 81 of Oak Lawn, formerly of Ano Achaia; Patras Greece, passed away Sunday November 22nd peacefully with family at her side. Beloved and devoted wife of Jim for 55 years. Loving and proud mother of Steve and Angie. Dearest Yiayia of Billy and Jimmy. Dear sister of Nick, Thomas, and Louie Papadopoulos, Nicholeta Tzoganatos and Mixalista Anagnostopoulos. Loving theia of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Saturday November 28th 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 S. Roberts Road Palos Hills. Funeral Service to follow. Interment Bethania Cemetery Justice Illinois. MAY HER MEMORY BE ETERNAL! Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.: Directing. In Lieu of flowers the family kindly asks that all memorials be sent to Ann’s beautiful niece Olivia. Please see “GO FUND ME/ Olivia The Princess Warrior”. For information 877-974-9201 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Theofilos Stavrianos

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theofilos Stavrianos    8/1/1928 – 11/12/2015

Visitation will take place on Friday November 20th at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral located next to the McDonalds on 111th Street and Southwest Hwy.  Visiting hours will be between 4 and 8 PM with a Trisagion Service at 6:30… We ask that friends and family meet directly at Sst. Constantine & Helen Saturday morning at 11:45 for a 12:00 Funeral Service.  Burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery.

Theofilos Stavrianos 87, Born in Spatharei, Samos, Greece.  Devoted husband of the late Jane (nee Arvanetes) for 54 years; dedicated father of Angie (Lance) Catania and Demetrios (Tiffany).  Proud and cherished Pappou to Aris, Gianna, Amalia and Alexandra. Loving son-in-law, brother-in-law and uncle of many nieces and nephews.  Visitation Friday: Nov. 20, 4 to 8PM with 6:30 PM Trisagion at Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 Southwest Hwy (7700 W.) Palos Hills.  Funeral Saturday: Nov. 21, 11:45 AM family and friends meet directly at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 S. Roberts Road Palos Hills. Interment: Evergreen Cemetery. MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL!            Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc., directing. For information www.orricofuneral.com or 877-974-9201

 

 

 

 


Virginia “Ginny” Henry

 

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“Ginny”  Henry   2/13/1941 to11/16/2015

Ginny’s Wake will be Thursday November 19th at The Palos- Gaidas Funeral Home located at 11028 South Southwest Hwy in Palos Hills( Next to the McDonalds across from the bowling alley) from 3 to 9 PM…. The Funeral will take place directly at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church Friday morning, which is just 2 blocks east of the funeral home on 111th street (11007 S. 76th Ave. Worth). Lying in state at 9:30 AM and Service at 10:30 AM

 

Virginia “Ginny” Henry (nee Hansen) 74 of Hickory Hills passed away Monday November 16th at Palos Community Hospital peacefully with family at her side. Beloved and devoted wife of Robert for 54 years. Adoring mother of David (Debbie), Karen (Norb) Weitendorf, Robin (Tony) Neumann, Scott, and Linda (Jeff) Weisenauer. Loving Grandmother of the late Nicole, Matthew, Michelle, Michael, Kimberly, Sarah, Zachary, James, Joshua, Jason, Jeremy, Justin, and Kailey. Dearest daughter of the late Howard and Myrtle Hansen. Loving Sister and sister-in-law of the late Donald Hansen, and Ken (Karen) Hansen, and Beverly (Joseph) Frederick. Loving cousin of Christine Stoeckig, the late Marilyn (Fred) Warnke, and the late Ronald Stoeckig. Dear aunt of Elizabeth, Rhonda, Sandra, Cheryl, Susan, Lorie, Lynette, and Kristina. Visitation Thursday from 3 to 9 PM at The Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 S. SW Hwy (7700 West) Palos Hills. Funeral Friday morning, friends and family are asked to meet directly for the Lying in State at St. Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church, 11007 S 76th Ave Worth Il. from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM with funeral service to follow. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.; Directing. For information www.orricofuneral.com or 877-974-9201.

 

 


Steve Karvas

 

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Steve  Karvas  1/30/1935 to 10/4/2015

Steve Karvas 80 of Orland Park, formerly of Kozani Greece, passed away Sunday October 4th , 2015 at Silver Cross Hospital with family at his side. Beloved and devoted husband of Lela (Nee Kostas) for 50 years. Dearest father of Maria (Bill) Marr, and Stacy (Peter) Vallianatos. Proud Pappou of Christopher, Stephen, Leah, Georgie, and Yianni.  The love and devotion that Steve gave to his grandchildren could only be compared to the passion he held for his horio of Kozani in Greece! Friends and family asked to meet for Visitation At Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 15625 South Bell Road Homer Glen, Wednesday morning October 7th from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Funeral Service to immediately follow and starting at 10:30 AM. Rev Father Sotirios Dimitriou officiating. Interment Bethania Cemetery. MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETRENAL!  Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services  Inc; Directing. For more information please call 877-974-9201 or email mike@orricofuneral.com

 

 


Joyce Ann Cook

 

 

 

Joyce Ann Cook 3/23/1934 to 8/30/2015

Joyce Ann Cook “Nonie”, 81 of Crestwood formerly of Harvey, passed away Sunday night August 30th,2015 at South Suburban Hospital peacefully with family at her side. Devoted and loving mother of Curt (Linda) Goldsmith, Linda (Tom) Gay, Karen ( Al) Tediski, Penny (Rich) Ramos and David (Kim) Goldsmith. Dearest Nonie of Stacy ( Eddie) Ludwig, Robbie Goldsmith, Jason (Judy) Gay, Steve (Brook) Gay, Doug (Jenny) Gay, Lauren Gay, The Late Jeff Tediski, Gina (Roman) Churnovic, Michael Ramos and Jonathan Ramos. Dear great Grandmother of 6.
Visitation Thursday September 3rd from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Lincoln Way Christian Church, 690 Illinois Highway, New Lenox Illinois,60451. Funeral Service and Interment Saturday September 5th,2015 Winchester Tennessee. In Lieu of Flowers Memorials will be made in accordance with the families wishes. For additional information please call Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. at 877-974-9201 or email Mike@orricofuneral.com

 

 


Peter James Xeros

 

 

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Peter James Xeros    May 15th 1931 –  August 7th 2015

Peter James, 84 of Oak Lawn, formerly of Chicago, passed away Friday, August 7th, 2015 with family at his side. Devoted and Beloved Husband of Helen nee (Haros), for 57 years. Loving father of James (Georgia), Nicholas (Anna) and Mark (Jeannie). Proud Pappou of Sia, Helena, Peter, Zoey, Cole, Christiana, and Savas. Dear Brother of Angeline Durkin. Special Uncle of Michael and Renee and many others. Proud veteran of United States Army. Visitation Monday August 10th from 3PM to 9PM with the Trisagion Service at 6 PM, at The Curley Funeral Home, 6116 West 111th Street Chicago Ridge 60415. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc; Directing. Friends and family to meet Tuesday 10:15 AM for 10:30 Service at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, 12307 south Ridgeland Avenue, Palos Heights. Interment Bethania Cemetery, Justice. MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL! In Lieu of Flowers memorials to be made to St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church. For information please call 877-974-9201 or www.orricofuneral.com

Please Remember Everyone to Meet Directly at St. Spyridon Church Tuesday Morning for the Funeral Service. 

 

 

 


Susan Helen Bergen

 

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Susan Helen Bergen
September 19,1952 – July 24,2015

Susan Bergen (Nee) Kataitis 62 of Frankfort, formerly of Homer Township and Hickory Hills, passed away Friday July 24th, 2015 peacefully at home with her family at her side. Beloved and devoted wife of Thomas for 40 years. Loving mother of T.J. (Melissa), Chris (Amanda) and Lauren (Billy) Bushwaller. Dearest Mimi of Luke, Ben, Lucy and Betty. Dear daughter of Frank and the late Betty Kataitis and daughter-in-law of the late Joseph and Dolores Bergen. Sue was the co-founder/co-director, and teacher of The Butterfly Garden Learning Center of Homer Township. Her devotion to children and education was only equaled by the love she had for her own family.  Memorial Service will be held Saturday August 8th, 2015 at St. Anthony Catholic Church 7659 Sauk Trail, Frankfort Illinois 60423. Friends and family are asked to meet in the Atrium at 9:30 AM for visiting prior to The 10:00 Mass of Christian Burial. An Inurnment will take place at a later date at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.   Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling  all arrangements. For information please call 877-974-9201 or e-mail mike@orricofuneral.com.

The Bergen family would like to announce the birth of Sue’s newest grandchild, Henry Joel Bushwaller, born July 28, 2015 at 5:02 PM (7 lbs. 8 oz. and 22 inches). Henry Joel will now join Luke, Ben, Lucy and Betty under the constant protection and watchful eye of their loving Mimi. May her memory be eternal.