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

 

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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.

 

 


Joan Marie Loeb

 

 

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Joan M. Loeb (nee) Mackinac 74 of Orland Park formerly of Burbank Illinois. Passed away suddenly May 26th, 2015 at Palos Community Hospital, with family at her side. Beloved and devoted wife of the late Thomas E. Loeb for 42 years. Dearest mother of  Julie (Ezio) Tessari, the late Carol Semeniuk, and Thomas Loeb. Loving Grandmother of Sarah, Samantha, Antonio, Alexander, Alivia, Mercedes, and Thomas. Dear sister of Joseph Mackinac, Sharon Wrzesinski Huminski, Thomas Wrzesinski, and Robin Wingate. Fond Aunt, Godmother and Friend to many. Joan was a proud employee of Reavis High school for 33 years and her life revolved around her family and friends.

Joan Loved Family and Friends dearly. Please come and celebrate her life with us!

A Memorial with luncheon will be held promptly at 12:00 Noon on Saturday July 25th,2015 at Gatto’s Restaurant and Bar 8005 West 183rd Street Tinley Park ( Ph# 708-444-7400). Family asked if you could please RSVP to Michael at Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services, via E-Mail or Phone, by July 18th..  Mike@orricofuneral.com or 877-974-9201….

 

 

 


Evelyn H. Loch June 27th,1940 – June 6th, 2015

 

 

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Evelyn H. Loch (nee) Lushnia, 74 of Hickory Hills, formerly of Brighton Park Chicago, unexpectedly left to be with the Lord on Saturday June 6th,2015 at Advocate Christ Hospital Center in Oak Lawn with  family at her side. Beloved and devoted wife of Edward for 54 years. Dearest Mother of Susan (Joe) Walters, Ken (Bonnie) Loch, Sharon (Tim) Valasek, Judy Loch, and Jeff (Teresa) Loch. Loving Grandmother of Collin, Abby, Tom, Kailyn and Hayley. Dear Sister of Dorothy (The late John) Sibick, Marion (the late Edward) Oborsh, Joseph Lushnia, Eleanor Marsico, and Tom Lushnia. Sister-in-law of Carol (Denis) Suder, and Len (Debbie) Loch. Fond Aunt of many nieces and nephews. Evelyn loved being in her garden almost as much as being on the golf course. When it came to her time in the kitchen, no other place on earth could compare with the smiles, the laughter, and love she shared with her family… Visitation Thursday June 11th from 3:00 to 9:00 PM at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway (7700 West/ 1 block North of 111th Street). Funeral Friday morning 8:30 AM at the funeral home to St. Patricia’s Catholic Church 9050 South 86th Avenue Hickory Hills , for a 10:00 AM mass of Christian Burial.  Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Directing; Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For information please call 877-974-9201 or visit www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Peter Louis Chiagouris 3/7/1927 to 6/6/2015

 

 

 

Visitation Monday June 8th 2015 from 3 to 9 PM at The Palos- Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway, Palos Hills. (Just North of 111th street on SW Hwy, next to McDonalds)…….Funeral Tuesday morning June 9th at St. Spyridon Hellenic Church, 12307 South Ridgeland Avenue Palos Heights. Friends and family asked to meet directly at Church at 10:15 AM for Funeral Service. 

 

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Peter L. Chiagouris, 88 years old. Beloved husband of Helen, nee Gregorakos. Loving father of Kathryn (David) Heiser and Louis Chiagouris. Proud Papou of Adam and Sophia Heiser. Dear brother of George (Connie) Chiagouris and Tina (Constantine) Karres.  Devoted son of the late Louis and Ekaterine. Fond Cousin and Uncle to many in the Chicago area. Born in Louka Greece, Peter was a long time member of AHEPA Woodlawn Chapter #93, Society of Louka, and Pan Arcadian Federation. Visitation Monday, June 8th from 3:00 to 9:00 PM at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 S. Southwest Hwy. (7700 W) Palos Hills, with the Trisagion Service at 6:30 PM.  Friends and family asked to meet for funeral service Tuesday morning at 10:15 AM at St. Spyridon Hellenic Orthodox Church, 12307 S. Ridgeland Ave., Palos Heights.  May His Memory Be Eternal! Interment Evergreen Cemetery. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. directing. In lieu of flowers, memorials to be made to the AHEPA District #13 Scholarship Foundation or St.Spyridon Orthodox Church. Info 877-974-9201 www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Darrell Eugene Cleveland

 

 

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Darrell Cleveland 79 of Mokena passed away Wednesday April 29th at home peacefully. Beloved and devoted husband of Julie for 53 years. Loving father of Terri (Stan) Zubek and Greg (Laura). Dear Grampa of Emily, Jeremy, and Lauren. Dear brother and brother-in-law to many. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.  Proud member of New Lenox American Legion where Darrell was known as “Mr. Wonderful”. Visitation Sunday May 3rd 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Kurtz Memorial Chapel 102 East Francis Road, New Lenox. Funeral Monday 12:00 noon to Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery for interment. For information 877-974-9201

 

 


Spiros A. “Spike” Drikos

 

 

Friends and Family asked to meet Thursday April 30th directly at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Palos Heights at 9:30 AM for Visitation and Funeral which will follow immediately..

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Eva N. Kladis

 

 

 

 Visitation will be held Wednesday April 8th, 2015. From 3:00 to 9:00 PM at the Palos -Gaidas Funeral Home,11028 South Southwest Hwy Palos Hills. Funeral Thursday April 9th 12:00 Noon. Friends and Family asked to meet at 11:45 AM, directly at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills

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Eva “Evaggelia” N. Kladis nee Manatakis, 83 of Palos Hills, formerly of Kalyves, Chania Crete Greece. Passed away Sunday afternoon April 5th at Palos Community Hospital peacefully with family at her side. Devoted wife of the late Nikolaos for 44 years. Beloved mother of Athena (Theofanis) Skoundrianos, Maria (Dimitri) Matsamakis, Afrodite, and  Vasilios (Amy). Dearest YiaYia of Timothy (Efthimios), Niko, Abigail, and Julia. Beloved sister of The late Andonios (Ioanna) Manatakis, The late Niko (Eirini) Manatakis,  Georgios (Popi) Manatakis , Joseph (Maria) Manatakis, and Maria (Spiros) Maropakis. Loving Aunt of many nieces and nephews. Fond in-law and cousin to many, both here and in Greece.  MAY HER MEMORY BE ETRNAL. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services, Inc. Directing. Visitation will be held Wednesday April 8th, 2015 From 3:00 to 9:00 PM at the Palos -Gaidas Funeral Home,11028 South Southwest Hwy Palos Hills. Funeral Thursday, April 9th 12:00 Noon. Friends and Family asked to meet at 11:45 AM, directly at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills. In Lieu of flowers Memorials will be made to Assumption and Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Churches. Interment Bethania Cemetery Justice. For information please call 877-974-9201

 

 


Panagiotis Panagopoulos

 

 

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Panagiotis Panagopoulos Visitation Friday 4/3/2015  3 to 9 PM at Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 S. Southwest Hwy, Palos Hills.  Funeral 4/4/2015 Directly at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 S. Roberts Road, Palos Hills 11:00 AM.  For more Information please call 877.974.9201

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Carol A. Matelski

 

 

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Carol A. Matelski (nee Urban) 76, of Berwyn, formerly of Elmwood Park passed away peacefully Tuesday March 17th, in Bolingbrook, with family at her side. Beloved wife of the late Roman for 44 years. Loving Mother of Bonnie Skells, Valerie (Steve) Aimi, Maryanne (Dan) O’Reilly, Scott Matelski, Ruth (Dave) Kowalski, Peggy Matelski, and Eric (Amy) Matelski. Dear Grandmother of 16; Will, the late Christopher, Sam, and Lou Skells. Jeremy (Ashton), Stephanie (Joshman) Crocket, Shelia and Ben Aimi. Dan and Dennis O’Reilly. Nick, Rebecca, and Brittany Kowalski. Mathew and Jennifer Matelski. Noah Sworsky. Great Grandmother of 3, Aiden Skells, Kayla Crockett, and Emma Aimi.  Visitation Saturday March 21st  9:00 to 11:00 AM at St. Pius the X Catholic Church, 4300 South Oak Park Avenue Stickney, Illinois. Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11:00 AM. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery Hillside Illinois. Donations may  be made to The Alzheimer’s Association and The St. Jude Foundation. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc; Directing. For information please call 877-974-9201 or Mike@orricofuneral.com.

 

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I love you and goodbye
We will miss you dearly
I promise I won’t cry.I will never forget our talks
Conversations on the phone
How happy you were to see me
When I finally came home.You worried so much about me
I worried about you too
I know this is the hardest thing
We’ve ever had to do.I know you’ll always be with me
Wherever I will go
No one needs to show me
I will always know.I don’t know what to do Mom
I never thought I’d loose you
Where I’ll go from here
I still haven’t got a clue.I hope you’ll watch over me
Be my guiding light
Giving me the strength I need
To win this endless fight.You’re my guardian angel Mom
Sitting on my shoulder
Whispering your words of wisdom
To use as I get older.I don’t want to say goodbye
But we’ll meet again someday
We’ll pick up where we left off
Before you went away.

 

 

 


Barbara Jean “BoBo” Pieczynski

 

 

FullSizeRenderBarbara Pieczynski  8/6/1939 – 3/9/2015

Visitation Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00 to 8:00 PM at The Tezak Home to Celebrate Life, 1211Plainfield Road, Joliet. Funeral Monday March 16, 10:00 AM from the Funeral Home (Funeral home opens at 9:00 AM Prayers start at 10:00 AM) to St. Mary Immaculate Church 15629 S. Route 59 Plainfield 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial.

Barbara Jean “BoBo” Pieczynski (nee Cleve) 75 of Joliet, formerly of Dalton passed away at Edward Hospital in Naperville Monday afternoon March 9th, with her family at her side. Devoted and Beloved Wife of Ray for 54 years. Loving Mother of Chris (Geri), David (Michelle), Brian (Denise), and Jeff (Jodi). Dearest Grandmother of Stephanie, Danni, Andrew, Ben, Megan, Casey, Nicole, Zachary, and Gabrielle. Proud great grandmother of Adalynn.Dear sister of the late Clayton “Willy” (the late Rose),Albert (Karen), Herbert (Kathy), and Richard (Nancy).  Sister -in-law of Frank (the late Eileen), Leonard (Pauline). Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Barbara was an avid reader, had a passion for painting, loved traveling, and spending time with her family.   Visitation Sunday from 2:00 to 8:00 Pm at The Tezak Home to Celebrate Life 1211 Plainfield Road Joliet Il.. Funeral Monday 10:00 AM from the funeral home(Funeral home opens at 9:00 AM, Prayers start at 10:00 AM) to St. Mary Immaculate Church 15629 S. Route 59 Naperville/Plainfield Road,  Plainfield Il., for a 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial. Interment St. Mary Immaculate Cemetery, Plainfield Il. In lieu of flowers memorials will be made according to the families wishes. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. Directing .For information please call 877-974-9201

Poem for Barbara

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Amalia Deligianis

 

 

AMALIA DELIGIANIS 11/5/1934  –  3/9/2015

Visitation Wednesday 3/11/2015  4 to 9 PM at Curley Funeral Home 6116 west 111th Street Chicago Ridge.  Funeral 3/12/2015 Directly at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 S. Roberts Road Palos Hills 10:00 AM.    Information please call 877-974-9201

orthodoxlargeAmalia (nee Angelos) 80, of Palos Heights  formerly of Olympia, Brina in Greece, passed away Monday morning March 9th at Palos Community Hospital, peacefully with family at her side.  Beloved and devoted wife of Pete for 57 years. Dearest mother of Karen (Dean) Keorpes, Helen Deligianis, and Mary (Jim) Gianakakis. Loving Grandmother of Jim, Peter (Laurel), Soula, Amelia, Katrina, Foti, and Baby Pete. Great-grandmother of Grayson Kostaki. Dear sister of the late Angelo (Kathy), Loula (the late Nick), Anthony (Eleni), the late Niko (the late Popi), and the late Vivian (the late Dr. John) Christakis.  Amalia and her husband Pete were proud owners for many years of The Delphian House Restaurant and Banquet Hall in Hickory Hills.” Our Mother celebrated life to the fullest. Her laughter and passion showed everyday with her unselfish devotion to her husband, her  children, and her grandchildren. MAY HER MEMORY BE ETERNAL!” Visitation will be held Wednesday March 11th from 4 to 9 PM at The Curley Funeral Home 6116 West 111th Street, Chicago Ridge (5 block east of Ridgeland Avenue and 10 block west of Central on the North side of the street). Trisagion Service at 6:30. Friends and family are asked to meet  Thursday at 9:45 AM directly to Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 S. Roberts Road for the  10:00 Service.. Interment Bethania Cemetery, Justice. In lieu of flowers Memorials will be made to Sts. Constantine & Helen and St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Churches. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc; Directing. For Information www.orricofuneral.com or 877-974-9201

 

 


Eleanor M. Schopper

 

Eleanor Schopper ( nee Kulovitz )93, of Tinley Park  formerly of Oak Lawn,passed away at South Suburban Hospital, Monday night February 23rd 2015, peacefully with family at her side.  Beloved wife of the late Lawrence Schopper Sr.  Loving mother of the late Lawrence Schopper Jr., Mary (Roger) Uppermann, Steve Schopper, Tony (Lisa) Schopper, and Peggy (Dan) Bulat. Cherished Grandmother and Great grandmother of many. Dearest sister of many brother and sisters. Visitation will be held Thursday February 26th from 3:00 to 9:00 PM at The Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort Illinois. (2 Blocks South of Route 30/ Lincoln Hwy on LaGrange Rd/ Route 45).  Funeral Friday morning February 27th at St. Stephens Deacon & Martyr Catholic Church, 17500 84th Avenue, Tinley Park.  Friends and family are asked to meet at 9:30 AM directly at Church for viewing with a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial to follow. Interment St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Evergreen Park Illinois.  For additional information please call 877-974-9201.

“The moment that you died
My heart was torn in two,
One side filled with heartache
The other died with you.

Remembering you is easy,
I’ll do it everyday
But missing you is heartache
That will never go away.

I hold you tight within my heart
And there you will remain,
Until the joyous day arrives
That we will meet again.”

                                     …Peggy Bulat

 

 

 

 


Mary Lou Zaccone

 

 

Apologies to all who were not made aware of Mary Lou’s passing and Services. Please send an email of your mailing address to her nephew Michael Orrico at this website (Mike@Orricofuneral.com) or call him at 877-974-9201 so that we may send you a memorial card with her information and prayer.

 

Mary Lou Zaccone (nee Orrico) 71, of Lockport, formerly of Hickory Hills passed away Tuesday afternoon February 10th at home peacefully with her family at her side. She was the beloved and devoted wife of Robert (Bob) for over 50 years. Loving mother of Joseph (Laura) of Orland Park, Janine (Steve) Zulanas of Simi California, Jorie (Chris)Guch of Frankfort, and Jennifer (Vince) Annel of Orland Park. Proud  Grandma of Joey, Liza, Domenic, Jason, Joseph, Jake, Jon, Lauren, Vanessa, and Vince. Dearest Sister of Mario (Sally) Orrico and Sister-in-law of Ronnie and Lori  Zaccone. Devoted daughter of the late Mariano and Leontina Orrico and Daughter- in -law of the late Ann and Joseph Zaccone. Dear Aunt of Mario, Carmen, God Daughter Sandy, Michael, Brad, Ronda and Nicole. An unforgettable woman,  selfless friend and a neighbor that all others are measured by.

Visitation was held this past Thursday, February 12th 2015, at The Kurtz Memorial Chapel , located at 102 Francis Road New Lenox. The  Funeral Service took place on that Friday morning from the funeral home to St Dennis Catholic Church 1214 S. Hamilton St. Lockport Il., with a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial. The Visitation of more then 400 family and friends along with the congregation of over 300 at the mass, were a testament to the character and beauty of this special woman. Mary Lou’s 10 Grandchildren participated throughout the mass and services for the day. Acting as pall bearers, readers, gift bearers and giver of hugs to their papa Bob and anyone else who needed one. The Interment was held following the Mass and in procession to Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery in Alsip. Mary Lou was laid to rest at 12:30 that afternoon next to her parents Mariano and Leontina.  The sun was shining for a brief moment while her grandchildren sprinkled bread crumbs at the cemetery near her grave. Just like she had done so many times before in her yard in Hickory Hills for the birds and squirrels. A memorial luncheon was held at Gatto’s Restaurant in New Lenox where food poured from the kitchen and wine from the bottles like so many times before at Mary Lou’s own table. Stories were shared, smiles broke out, and the tears had stopped for awhile. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services handled  arrangements and services. 

Our family would like to thank Matt, Brad, Mark, Jennifer,Stacy, Mel, Mirusia, Michelle, John,Wayne, and Ron whom are the Staff at Kurtz Memorial Chapel and the Owners Marilyn Kurtz and Tom Vana for the kindness and generosity  they extended our family at this time of need. Words cant express our gratitude.

 

This Eulogy given by her Daughter Janine Zulanas at the Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at St. Dennis Catholic Church in Lockport on Friday Morning at 10:00 AM

” My Mom Mary Lou Zaccone a women of great courage. A wife, Mother, Sister, Grandma, Aunt, Godmother, Friend.

She was a wonderful role model to everyone she knew.

She lived her life to the fullest.

For those of us lucky enough to be touched and blessed with her values and outlook on life, know that she always put others before herself no matter who you were or what your story was, her doors and arms were always open.

She knew way before any of us, when the gates of heaven were going to bring her home.

Her nephew Mike Orrico was the chosen one, the one who sat down with her to plan the next chapter in her life.

She told Mike please make sure these few things were mentioned in my Eulogy and make it funny….so here it goes.

She wanted all to know that her first dream in life was to be a dancer.  She did LOVE to dance and competed in ball room dancing for a few years.

To get married and have 4 children…… she nailed that one!!

She loved crafts….always had a table or a spot set up with projects in the making, not just arts and crafts but refinishing furniture spray painting anything and everything.

For someone who didn’t drive on expressways, didn’t like to make left hand turns and didn’t drive at night, she sure got around.  Giving direction was NOT a problem for her.

TRADITIONS….she loved them

Butter cookies at Christmas time

Receiving new ornaments every year at Christmas that represented

Highlights of our year.  It was the Christmas gift she loved to give, year after year after year.

Our annual summer vacations to Alpine Valley with friends and family.

Golf cart rides, swimming, bocce ball, and shaving cream fights.

They weren’t lavish vacations by any means but filled with Love & Laughter which made them magical and memorable.

Our one and only trip to Disney World.  She saved her money for years to take us there.

Halloween costumes….if you needed one she had it. Every size, color and style.

Her camera…she always had it to capture all the great moments. Say cheese, smile, don’t pick your nose, stand up straight, don’t move, she never got tired of saying it.

Birthday celebrations every year for us kids and my dad….up until we got married, we could go home and find our birthday dinner of choice, a homemade decorated cake, decorations and presents.  She never missed a birthdays.

Hanging all the laundry on the clothes line in the backyard….crazy at first but it just became part of the landscape.

Her last dream in life was to have lots of grandchildren.  She was blessed with 10, who she got to spoil and watch grow for the past 16 years.  7 boys 3 girls.  Joey, Domenic, Liza, Jason, Joseph, Jake, Jonny, Vanessa, Lauren and Vinny.  You were, are, and will always be her “pride and joy”

SHE SAID SHE LOVED HER GRANDCHILDREN MORE THEN ALL THE STARS IN THE SKY

Her little touches went a long way in the hearts of everyone she knew.

Whether they were our friends, her friends, new friends, family, family friends, neighbors, her home was your home.She always had an answer for everything and her words were filled with wisdom and knowledge to keep you strong.  It was the little things that mattered and stuck….that sometimes became life’s lessons.

My mom fought till the very end without ever letting on how sick she really was.She left us before we were ready to let her go.

She saw and celebrated life like this:

Always pray to have eyes that see the best in people

A heart that forgives the worst

A mind that forgets the bad

And a soul that never loses faith in God ! ”