Joan Marie Loeb













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.. or 877-974-9201….




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




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



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. 




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



Darrell Eugene Cleveland




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..

orthodoxlargeSpiros A. “ Spike” 81 of Tinley Park, formerly of Oak Lawn and Astros Greece, passed away Sunday April 26th, at home peacefully with family at his side. Beloved and devoted husband of Sandy for 56 years. Loving father of Andrew, Chris (Suzie), George (Vasilike), and Maria.  Dearest Papaou of Demi, Spiros, Sophia, Aspasia, Christina, and Christos. Spike was a dedicated retired detective sergeant of the Oak Lawn Police Department of which he served for 20 years. He and his wife Sandy were also  the proud owners of “Spikes Travel Agency” in Oak Lawn on 95th Street. Former President and member of A.H.E.P.A. Oak Lawn/ Englewood Chapter #323. Visitation Thursday 9:30 to 10:30 AM at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church 12307 S. Ridgeland Ave. Palos Heights. Funeral Service to follow. Fr. Tilemahos Alikakos officiating. Interment Bethania Cemetery . MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL.  Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc; Directing. For Information or 877-974-9201



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


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



Panagiotis Panagopoulos

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

orthodoxlarge Panagiotis  Panagopoulos of Orland Park, formerly of Kopanaki Messinias, Greece passed away April 1st, 2015. Beloved and devoted husband of Eleni for 45 years. Dearest father of Angelo(Cheryl) and Nia. Loving grandfather of Amanda Nemeth.  Visitation, Friday 3 to 9 PM at Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 S. Southwest Hwy (7700W) Palos Hills. Trisagion Service 6:15 PM.  Friends and family asked to meet Saturday11:00 AM for Funeral Service directly at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church,11025 S. Roberts Road Palos Hills. Interment Bethania Cemetery. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. Directing. MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL. In lieu of flowers memorials to be made to ” The Smile of the Child” children’s organization. Envelops will be provided at Funeral Home.



Carol A. Matelski



Carol A. Matelski   4/13/1938  –  3/17/2015



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


I just thought I’d say
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






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 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 ( 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”


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 ! ”