Michael James Lonergan

 

Mike Lonergan August 19, 1953 – November 30, 2022

Visitation for Mr. Lonergan will take place Saturday December 10th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at The Maher Funeral Home, 17101 71st Avenue, Tinley Park Illinois 60477 (1 Block East of Harlem on 171st Street). Chapel Service and Family Reflection to take place at 1:00 PM. Mike will be laid to rest at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery of Justice.

For information please call Michael Orrico at 815/260-0668

Michael James Lonergan (69) stepped peacefully into loving eternity with his family at his side the afternoon of November 30th, 2022. He is survived by his three girls: Erin Marie Lonergan (34), Megan Marie Lonergan (31), and Kaleen Marie Lonergan (29) as well as his former wife/forever best friend Georgianna Lonergan (nee Flynn). Brothers: Thomas Lonergan, James Lonergan and sister: Margaret (Lonergan) Lickus. Loving uncle to his nieces and nephews. He is also the proud granddad of his furbabies Baxter, Scottie, Stiles, Duncan, Max and Mason. He is preceded in death by his parents Jaqueline Claire Lonergan (nee Vitha) and Thomas Joseph Lonergan and his beloved brother, the late Lawrence (Larry) Lonergan (Nancy). Dad dedicated 45 years of service to the International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers (I.B.E.W.) Local 134. Dad spent his life working until he physically couldn’t anymore. He spent his life providing nothing but the best for his family. He took pride in his craftsmanship and had a massive skill set. If something was broken- Dad could fix it. You’d think (we) his girls would have inherited some of these handyman skills. We did not. What we did inherit was far more valuable. A kind tender heart, a quick wit, the knowledge that a good cup of tea heals most things, and a hard working spirit with family at the center. Always. He taught his girls how to work hard. He taught the value of a dollar and the importance of planning for the future. He didn’t have to constantly say ‘I love you’ for us to know how much he deeply did. It was felt in his presence and the softness of his voice. Dad didn’t need fancy vacations or lavish gifts; just his family at his side. We will miss your big calming hugs, the feeling of security in your arms, and your effervescent smile. We love you Dad. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements.

 

 


Marvin Juergens

 

Marvin Henry Juergens March 23, 1938 – October 13, 2022

Funeral Services for Marvin will take place all in one day on October 20, 2002 at Christ Lutheran Church, 14700 S. 94th Ave. Orland Park, IL 60462. Visitation, lying in state from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Funeral Service to begin promptly at 11:00 AM. Marvin will be laid to rest alongside his beloved Teena at Bethania Cemetery of Justice Illinois

In Lieu of flowers memorials will be made to the care of the families wishes.

For those of you who may not be able to attend the services, the Juergens family has made a live stream available for your viewing. Please use the link provided below just prior to the 11:00 AM Funeral Service.

https://www.asimplestreaming.com/mjuergens

God called Marvin Henry Juergens home to heaven on October 13, 2022. He is survived by his children: Lisa (Larry) Neal and Diane (Tony) Martino. His siblings: Eileen Day and Ron (Linda) Juergens. His grandchildren: Nicholas, Anthony, Sarah and Alexander. Marvin is survived by many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.

Marvin was born in Chicago, IL on March 23, 1938 to Irma P. Brauer and Henry A. Juergens. Marvin was a lifelong Lutheran, baptized at Peace Lutheran Church in Chicago and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Summit, IL. He attended Zion Lutheran School and graduated from Luther South High School in Chicago. Marvin met the love of his life in church. He was married at Zion to the late Teena Juergens (nee Thomason) and they walked in love together for fifty years, until her passing in 2015. Together, they were blessed with two children: Lisa and Diane. The Juergens settled down in Summit, IL in 1971 and were members of Zion Lutheran, Christ Lutheran Church and Risen Savior for over 70 years combined. Marvin was always involved in the church being an usher, trustee, and the first one to open the church doors each service. Marvin worked at Electric Motors Company as a crane repairman in McCook Illinois for almost 50 years. Once retired he relocated to the town of Peotone enjoying the wide open spaces and the country roads. He was an active member of the Argo-Summit Lions Club and had the passion for restoring antiques. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements, for information please call 815/260-0668

 

 


Marina Vassos

 

Marina Vassos April 21, 1964 – October 15, 2022

Services for Marina will take place all in one day on Wednesday October 19, 2022. Visitation will start at 10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Funeral Service immediately following the visitation and beginning at 12:00. Marina will be laid to rest among family at Bethania Cemetery of Justice.

The Vassos family kindly asks that in lieu of flowers you may consider making a memorial contribution in Marina’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, a charity which Marina supported, or to The Father Byron Koraes Scholarship Fund, benefiting Marina’s grammar school.

*** Please use Marina’s email for the family contact information, marinavde@yahoo.com

Please use corresponding links for your donation:

St. Jude https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html?sc_icid=wtg-lz-donatenow

Koraes https://secure.givelively.org/donate/st-constantine-hellenic-orthodox-church/father-byron-koraes-student-assistance-fund

Marina Vassos, 58, passed away peacefully on October 15, 2022, after a brave and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by loving family who held her hands as she exhaled to leave for her next journey. Marina, of Greek descent, was born in Chicago on April 21, 1964, to Ida (nee Gatzionis) and Gregory Vassos of Palos Hills. A graduate of Elmhurst College, she had a successful career in beauty and fashion having worked at Neiman Marcus, and Lancôme, including its European locations in the United Kingdom and France as a trainer and marketing director. Professionally, she helped women feel confident and develop their own sense of self and style while creating opportunities for them to advance. Personally, Marina put everyone before herself, and always saw the best in people. She was a life-long learner and explorer, and a lover of art, culture, travel, and adventure. Marina will always be remembered for her beauty, style, charm, grace, and selflessness. She is survived by parents, Ida and Gregory; brothers Evan and Tony (Cheryl); Tony and Cheryl’s daughter, Danielle, Marina’s niece and goddaughter whom she loved dearly; uncle and godfather Harry (Xanthi) Gatzionis; uncles Gregory (Helen) and John (Theodora) Gatzionis; many more aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends; and, her former husband. Marina is preceded in death by her grandparents Marina and Nikos Gatzionis, and Evangelos and Vasiliki Vassos. Marina and her family are grateful to all the family, friends, and caregivers, who joined her in her final days. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made in Marina’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, a charity which Marina supported, or to The Father Byron Koraes Scholarship Fund, benefiting Marina’s grammar school. A visitation for Marina will be held on Wednesday, October 19th from 10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 S. Roberts Rd., Palos Hills, IL 60465, followed by a Funeral Service at 12:00 Noon. Interment Bethania Cemetery. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. For information please call 815/260-0668

 

 


George G. Vessol

 

George Vessol July 25, 1958 – October 7, 2022

Visitation for George will take place at Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home, 10501 West Cermak Road Westchester Illinois 60154. From 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday October 13th, with the Trisagion Service at 6:30 PM. Friends and family asked to meet directly Friday morning 9:45 AM at Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church, 2501 South Wolf Road Westchester Illinois 60154 for the 10:00 AM Funeral Service. George will be laid to rest among family at Elmwood Cemetery of River Grove Illinois.

In Lieu of flowers memorials will be made and cared for according to the family’s wishes.

For information please contact Michael Orrico at 815/260-0668

George Vessol, aged 64 of Westchester, passed away peacefully on October 7, 2022 surrounded by his family.  Born July 25, 1958, son of the late Gus and the late Carol Vessol.
Proud father of Constantine Vessol, big brother to Maria Vitogiannis and Carria Lecakis, former spouse of Nicki Janis (mother of Constantine), fond uncle of Steven Vitogiannis and Constantinos Lecakis, beloved nephew, cousin and friend to many.
George touched many hearts with his infectious smile, charm and big personality. His dry sense of humor and wit kept the whole room laughing on many occasions.
He held close to his heart the love for his Westchester friends, Greek Village crew and all the friendships he made throughout many summers in Tripoli, Greece.  Most of all, he treasured his son Constantine and loved him with a love beyond measure.
This last week that we shared with George will forever remain priceless to our family. George faced adversity with tremendous courage, strength, dignity and humor.  God bless you, George.  
Καλό παράδεισο to our hero !! Till we meet again !!

In lieu of flowers, memorials to be made according to family wishes

 

 


Theodoros J Skaltsas

 

Theodoros “Ted” Skaltsas August 7, 1929 – October 5, 2022

The Services for Mr. Skaltsas will take place all in one day on Monday October 10, 2022. Visitation will be from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Nicholas Hellenic Orthodox Church, 10301 Kolmar Avenue Oak Lawn Illinois 60453. Funeral service to begin immediately after visitation starting promptly at 11:00 AM. Ted will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery of Justice Illinois. May His Memory be Eternal.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks you make a donation to St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Oak Lawn in Ted’s memory.

Theodoros (Ted) J. Skaltsas, age 93, fell asleep in the Lord peacefully, surrounded by family on Wednesday, October 5, 2022. Beloved and devoted husband to Katerina (Rina) Panagoulias for 52 years. Loving father to John (Andrea) Skaltsas, Joann Pieropoulos, and Georgia (Ranko) Miocinovic. Devoted grandfather to Peter, James, Katerina, Alexandros (Alexi), Teodor, Simona and Iliana. Devoted son to the late Ioannis and Ioanna Skaltsas. A dear brother to Thanassios (Sophia), Theodora (the late Konstantinos) Dalkou, Kostas (Irini), The late Asimina (the late Yiorgios) Bouyiatiotis, The late Violetta (the late Yiannis) Korolovas, Fotini (Stellios) Koutris & Eleni (Yiannis) Berdousis. Loved Uncle, cousin, Nouno and friend to many. He was born August 7, 1929 in Prasino, Arcadia, Greece. Ted immigrated to the United States in search of the American dream. He came with a small bag of possessions and limited language. With the determination to make it in the land of opportunity, his first job was at the world-famous Rockefeller Plaza in NYC. Then, he headed for a short stay in Atlanta before he settled in Chicago where he made home for the past half-century. Ted was very personable, quick witted and always cracked jokes—some may have pushed the envelope. He always asked about and was concerned for family and friends. His secret to a long life, was to laugh, eat well, and exercise as he did all the way through age 89. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you make a donation to St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Oak Lawn in Ted’s memory. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. For information please contact Michael at 815/260-0668

 

 


Pete Georgacopoulos

 

Pete Georgacopoulos May 10, 1941 – September 22, 2022

Visitation for Pete Georgacopoulos will be held on Monday, September 26th , 2022 from 3p.m. to 8p.m. at Maher Funeral Home 17101 71 st Avenue Tinley Park, IL 60477. Funeral service begins 10:00 a.m. at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 15625 S. Bell Road Homer Glen, IL 60491. Pete will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery.

For those of you who may not be able to attend the Funeral Service, the Georgacopoulos family has made available a live stream for viewing. Please use the link provided below a few minutes prior to the 10:00 am service on Tuesday morning.

https://www.asimplestreaming.com/pgeorgacopoulos

For all information please call Michael Orrico at 815/260-0668

Panagiotis (Pete) Georgacopoulos, age 81, fell asleep in the Lord peacefully at home, surrounded by family on Thursday, September 22 nd , 2022 . Beloved and devoted husband of Panagiota (Toula) nee Kotsakis for 43 years. Loving father of Eugenia (Theodore) Kontoravdis and Chrisoula Georgacopoulos. Devoted son to the late Elias and Eugenia Georgacopoulos. A dear brother to Argiro (Gust) Gountounas, Giannis (Maria) Georgacopoulos, Nikos (the late Aggeliki) Georgacopoulos, the late George (the late Rina) Georgacopoulos, Vasiliki (the late Nick) Theodossopoulos, and Glykeria (the late Evangelos) Nikolakopoulou. Loved brother-in- law, uncle, cousin, relative, and friend to many. He was born on May 10 th , 1941 in Kalamata, Greece. Pete was a restaurateur. When he came to Chicago, he owned and operated numerous restaurants in the Chicagoland and suburban areas. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and loved to hunt. His genuine care for his family, friends and even those he did not know was beyond compare. He was a member of the Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Illinois Hellenic Lodge #1084. As a member of philanthropic organizations, he helped to advocate and support those in need. Pete was dedicated to the church and his faith. A member at both Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Palos Hills and Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Homer Glen. He served as a Parish Council member at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church and would help both churches in any capacity he could. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to be given to the family for distribution to Pete’s favorite organizations. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc., entrusted with all arrangements. For any questions, please call 815/260-0668 or www.orricofuneral.com . Visitation for Pete Georgacopoulos will be held on Monday, September 26th , 2022 from 3p.m. to 8p.m. at Maher Funeral Home 17101 71 st Avenue Tinley Park, IL 60477. Funeral service begins 10:00 a.m. at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 15625 S. Bell Road Homer Glen, IL 60491. Pete will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery. He will be deeply missed and remembered fondly. May his memory by eternal..

 

 


Val Jatzo

 

Valerie Ann Jatzo February 12, 1951 – September 19, 2022

Visitation for Val will take place from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sunday September 25th at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Funeral Service Monday September 26th at the funeral home from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM with chapel service beginning promptly at 12:00. Val will be laid to rest at a later date at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the Jatzo family kindly asks that you consider a memorial contribution in Val’s name to The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Please use the link provided for your donation https://www.aacr.org/

For all information please contact Michael Orrico at 815/260-0668

Valerie A. Jatzo passed away on September 19, 2022. Beloved Wife of James for a loving 50 years. Loving Daughter of the late Peter and Delores (nee Stesniak) Moskal, Dear Sister of Cheryl (Richard Jackson) Moskal, the late Gary Moskal, Darice (Rick) Allram, the late Craig (Angela) Moskal, and Colleen Nordby, Loving Mother to Pamela (Kevin) Johnson, and Dear Aunt to the late Michael Jatzo, Greg (Vicky) Jatzo, Andy (Kriss) Jatzo, BreeAnna (Scott) Huber, Brittney (Brian) Clow, Chad (Amy) Allram, Michelle (Brandt) Buckley, Travis (Justina) Allram, Chase (Amanda) Nordby, Rachel Nordby, MiKayla Nordby, Courtney Moskal, Tiffany Moskal and Christopher Moskal.
Val was born in Amery, WI on February 12, 1951 and grew up on a dairy farm in Clayton, WI. After graduating high school and attending beauty school, she moved to Iron River, WI where she met her loving husband of 50 years, Jim.  Shortly after they moved to Bridgeview Illinois, and raised their daughter Pamela.
Val worked as a beautician at multiple area nursing homes for over 40 years. She enjoyed socializing with the residents just as much as she enjoyed doing their hair.
Val appreciated any social activity she could get involved in, chili and rib cook-offs, family reunions, graduations, birthdays, promotional ceremonies; anything that had to do with people, she was there. Val always kept track of everyone’s special days; phone calls and cards were a must for her. Val really enjoyed anything to do with family and friends. Whether it be family vacations, trips up north to Wisconsin, or being with her close friends at her and Jim’s favorite place, the Roadhouse. 
 All throughout her courageous battle with cancer, she remained selfless, always thinking about everyone else and how they are doing. She’ll be greatly missed and never forgotten!  Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements.

 

 


Danny Neputy

 

Daniel Thomas Neputy August 14, 1998 – September 14, 2022

Services for Danny will take place all in one day and remain private for the Neputy and Elsen families. Danny’s parents appreciate your love and prayers during this very difficult time. Most of all they wish for you to be safe and that you hold your loved ones close. Thank you…...

For any information please contact Michael Orrico 815/260-0668

Daniel “Danny” T. Neputy of Hickory Hills passed away unexpectedly September 14, 2022 at the age of 24.Loving son of Tom and Colette (nee Elsen). Dear brother of Michael Neputy & Lauren Neputy. Dearest nephew of John (Kathy) Elsen, Tom Elsen, Ann Elsen (Ron Mathius), Michele Elsen, Russ Elsen, Darren (Cathy Padilla) Neputy and Kristi (Bryan) Smith. He was a cousin and friend to many. Danny was a complicated person – almost impossible to define. He was inherently smart, but hated school. He was the only grade schooler who lived for the weekends just like a grown man. He was great at sports, but didn’t necessarily like playing them. He loved computer gaming, hanging out with friends, and watching Impractical Jokers and Ridiculousness TV shows. Children always loved to be around him. Danny faced a lot of struggles within himself. In addition, he suffered from epilepsy since his early teenage years. Although extremely rough around the edges at times, those who took the time to really get to know Danny saw a funny, kind, caring, and fiercely loyal friend. Danny was loved by more people than he could ever know. Although our hearts are broken, we are comforted knowing that Danny’s struggles are over, and he is finally at peace. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. For information please call 815/260-0668 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Angela Spatharakis

 

Angela Lynn Spatharakis October 26, 1971 – September 13, 2022

The Services for Angela will take place all in one on Friday September 16th at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois, 60465 . Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM. Funeral Service will take place immediately after visitation, beginning promptly 1:00 PM. Angela will be laid to rest at Fairmount Willow Hills Memorial Park of Willow Springs Illinois.

For those of you who may not be able to attend the Funeral Service, the Spatharakis family has made a live stream available for viewing. Please use the link provided below a few minutes prior to the Friday 1:00 AM Service..

https://www.asimplestreaming.com/aspatharakis

For information or any questios please

Angela Lynn Spatharakis peacefully passed away on September 13th, 2022 after a hard fought 3 year battle with ALS. Angela Spatharakis was born on October 26th, 1971 in Illinois to Marsha Ciccone and late Robert Jonas. She was a loving sister to Michelle Jonas and Step daughter to Bill Ciccone. She graduated from Carl Sandburg High School and went on to study nursing at Loyola University and Central DuPage Hospital. She worked as a nurse in the ICU burn unit for 10 years where she displayed her boldest characteristics: courage, bravery, compassion, and patience. A true golden heart. Angela went on to marry Gus Spatharakis on May 23rd, 1998 and have four beautiful children Yanni, Athanasia, Dimitri, and Alex. As a mother she brought her boldest characteristics that she had developed throughout her life and brought them to parenting. Words cannot describe the monumental effort Angela put into being a parent and loving wife. This balance garnered an amazing family household. Outside of the family, she was an amazing friend and displayed her tough will and perseverance through being an excellent athlete.  She was a track runner, martial artist, weightlifter, and above all a runner. She successfully completed 2 Chicago Marathons along with numerous other races. She never failed to give one hundred percent effort in anything she did and displayed that until the very end. A humble, loving, and gentle soul Angela will be deeply missed by her family and all those who knew her. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. For any questios please call 815/260-0668 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Dolores M. Loomis

 

Dolores Loomis November 20,1941 – August 24, 2022

Services for Dolores will take place all in one day. Visitation 10:00 AM Wednesday September 7th at St. Jude Catholic Church, 241 West 2nd Avenue New Lenox Illinois 60451. Mass of Christian Burial immediately following the visitation and beginning promptly at 11:00 AM. Dolores will be laid to rest alongside her beloved James at Queen of Heaven Cemetery of Hillside Illinois.

For those of you who will not be able to attend the funeral mass. The Loomis family have made a live stream available for your viewing. Please use the link provided just prior to the 11:00 AM Funeral Services

https://www.asimplestreaming.com/dloomis

Dolores M. Loomis, 80, of New Lenox, Illinois passed from our hands into God’s loving arms on August 24, 2022. Our family takes comfort in knowing that she will now be free from the pain and suffering she faced these last few years. Dedicated wife to her late husband James M Loomis, cherished mother to Kellyann Duvall, Colleen L. Staniszewski and Kathleen Loomis, beloved mother-in-law to James P. Duvall and Joseph Staniszewski, a very special grandmother to James C. Duvall, Delaney R. Duvall, Jessalyn M. Staniszewski, Nicholas J. Staniszewski and Matthew A. Staniszewski.

Before marrying, Dolores was a beautician but being a devoted wife and mother was her career of choice. Dolores was a wonderful and loving mother who gave her all to her family. Anyone that knew her knew they could count on her. Dolores was a social person who loved to dance and was always a lot of fun to be around. A witty comment or joke was enjoyed by anyone that spent time with her. She was a very creative person who took great joy in making Christmas crafts for her friends and family. We will never have a Christmas that doesn’t show her love for the season in every ornament we place that was made, purchased or inspired by her. In her later years she spent many hours ordering supplies and making jewelry. If she loved you, you have a piece of her.  Her greatest accomplishment though was her grandchildren and her time with them. She loved a good game of UNO or pick up sticks. Always there to offer advice or just listen. Our hearts are broken, and we will never be able to fill the space left behind by her, but we take comfort in knowing that she has been reunited with her beloved husband and her mother. She leaves behind a legacy of love for her family and friends to cherish. She will be missed but will live forever in our memories as a great mom and an even better grandmother. All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. for information please call 815/260-0668 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Anthony Joseph DiOrio

 

Anthony J. DiOrio December 3, 1947 – September 3, 2022

Visitation Thursday September 8th from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 Francis Road New Lenox Illinois 60451. Funeral Friday 9:00 AM from the funeral home to St. Jude Catholic Church, 241 West 2nd Avenue New Lenox Illinois 60451, for the 10:00 AM Christian Mass. Anthony will be laid to rest at Good Shepard Catholic Cemetery of Orland Park. Orrico Kourelis funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. Information at  815/260-0668.

Donations can be made to The ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter in honor of our Warrior Tony DiOrio at https://www.als.org/donate. Checks may be written to ALSA of Greater Chicagoland.

On Saturday, September 3, 2022, Anthony J. DiOrio loving husband, father, papa, uncle and dear friend, passed away peacefully and is now with the Lord at age 74. Anthony was born on December 3, 1947, in Chicago. He was the beloved son of Hilda and Carlo DiOrio.  He had 1 sibling, John (Karen) DiOrio. He is survived by his wife Cathy (nee LaFlamboy), his children Melissa (Eric) Nawracaj and Mark (Rebecca). He was a loving and proud Papa of Nikolai, Isabella, Noah, and Anthony. He was a compassionate brother-in-law to John (Jeanine) LaFlamboy and Frank (late Jane) Radostits.  He is also survived by my many nieces and nephews. Anthony was a registered pharmacist for over 50 years.  He owned Southside Pharmacy in Englewood for over 40 years.  He has been an inspiration to anyone who entered his life.  He enjoyed creating beautiful stained-glass art and was an avid music lover.  His biggest passion was spending time with his grandchildren; especially attending their sporting events.  He will be missed but will live forever in our memories. Our family takes comfort in knowing that he will now be free from the challenges he faced while living with ALS. Anthony is now living a beautiful life with his loved ones and the Lord while watching over all of us. Visitation Thursday September 8th from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 Francis Road New Lenox Illinois 60451. Funeral Friday 9:00 AM from the funeral home to St. Jude Catholic Church, 241 West 2nd Avenue New Lenox Illinois 60451, for the 10:00 AM Christian Mass. Anthony will be laid to rest at Good Shepard Catholic Cemetery of Orland Park. Orrico Kourelis funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements.  For information please call 815/260-0668 or www.orricofuneral.com 

Donations can be made to The ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter in honor of our Warrior Tony DiOrio at https://www.als.org/donate. Checks may be written to ALSA of Greater Chicagoland.

 

 


Maria Boubourekas

 

Maria Boubourekas April 12, 1935 to August 28, 2022

Services for Maria will take place all in one day September 9th at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM, Funeral Service will take place immediately after visitation beginning promptly at 11:00 AM. Maria’s interment will be private.

For any information, Please call Michael Orrico at 815/260-0668

On Sunday, August 28, 2022, Maria Boubourekas (nee Koutsopodiotis) loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and dear friend, fell asleep with the Lord at age 87. Maria was born on April 12, 1935, in Argos Greece to the late Nikolaos and Anna Koutsopodiotis . She had 6 siblings: the late Odysseia , the late Irini, Evangelos, Evangelia, Dimitra, and the late Soula. She is survived by her husband Niko, her children John (Sotiria) Boubourekas, Peter Boubourekas, and Anna (Gus) Tsamis. She was a loving and proud Yiayia of Nicholas (Big Nick), Nolan, Andrew, Nick, Noel, Niko (Little Nick) and Maria. She is also survived by my nieces and nephews: Nikolaos, George, John, Anthe, Irini, Aiki, Eleni, the late Giorgo, Niko, and Odesseia. Maria left Greece in the late 1950s and moved to Australia where she married Niko in New South Whales. They built a wonderful life in Australia where both of her sons were born. They decided to venture out and they came to the United States in 1970 where her youngest child/daughter was born. In the United States, Maria and her husband settled in Chicago, Illinois. They had run their own business until their retirement in 2015. Maria loved to cook and knit blankets. She loved to spend time with her family and friends. There was not a person on the East Side that did not know her laughter or kindness. She will be deeply missed and remembered fondly. All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. For information please call 815/260-0668 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Lambrini “Penny” Papangelis

 

Penny Papangelis November 3, 1962 – August 14, 2022

Visitation will be Friday, August 19th from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 South Southwest Highway, Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Penny will be laid to rest among family at Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Park Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the American Red Cross (Redcross.org) in Penny’s memory would be appreciated.

Lambrini “Penny” Papangelis, age 59, passed away on Sunday August 14, 2022. Born in Chicago on November 3, 1962, she was raised in Northfield, IL and was a graduate of New Trier West High School. She graduated cum laude from Harvard University in 1984 and received 2 master’s degrees in Public Health and Library Sciences. She was a tenured Associate Professor at Western Kentucky University. Penny was a very smart renaissance woman who excelled in everything she did. She was a very social and charitable person who loved music, singing, languages, laughing, and the company of others. She will be missed but will live forever in our memories. Beloved daughter of the late George and Maria Papangelis. She is survived by her brother, Peter Papangelis, and sister, Christina (Keith) Hendricks. Visitation will be Friday, August 19 at 12:00pm at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway, Palos Hills, IL, followed by a graveside service at Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Park, IL. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the American Red Cross (Redcross.org) in Penny’s memory would be appreciated. All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. For information, please call 815/260-0668 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Anthony “Tony” Diviero

 

Tony Diviero January 15, 1977 – July 29, 2022

Memorial Visitation will be held on Thursday August 18th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Palos Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills Illinois, 60465. There will be a Celebration of Life Service which will begin promptly at 7:00 PM.

For those of you who may not be able to attend the services, the Diviero family has made available a live stream. Please use the link provided a few minutes prior to the 7:00 PM service on Thursday.

https://www.asimplestreaming.com/adiviero

For information Please call Michael Orrico at 815/260-0668

Anthony “Tony” L. Diviero of Lockport passed away unexpectedly July 29, 2022 at the age of 45. Son of Richard and the Late Donna (Cambron) Diviero. Tony grew up in Palos Hills and later moved to the Lemont area. He was the loving father of Rebecca Martini. Fond Brother of Richard (Lori), David, and Michael (Shannon) Diviero. Loving Uncle to Alyssa (David) Sells, Vincent Diviero, Deanne (Samuel) Green, Adrianna Diviero, Christopher Diviero, David Diviero, and Erica Diviero. Tony was a Loving Cousin, Nephew and Friend to many.

Tony’s happiest times were spent with his daughter Rebecca and he looked forward to sharing life’s experiences with her. He was an avid music lover who enjoyed all types of music and played guitar in his spare time.
Tony was taken away way too early  and will be greatly missed. Our family takes great comfort in knowing that he will now be free from the challenges he faced living with Epilepsy.   Tony will be laid to rest near his mother Donna whom he was very close with at Resurrection Cemetery of Justice Illinois.  Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. For Information please call 815/260-0668

 

 


Vassiliki (Vasso) Tjiotis

 

Vasso Tjiotis April 2 1931 – August 10, 2022

Friends and family are asked to meet and celebrate her life on Saturday, August 13th at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois, 60465. Morning Visitation 9:30 AM, Funeral Service 10:30 AM. Vasso will be laid to rest alongside her beloved Aristotelis at Evergreen Cemetery.

For questions and information please call Michael Orrico at 815/260-0668

Vassiliki (Vasso) Tjiotis passed away peacefully at her son’s home on August 10th surrounded by her adoring children. She was born in Athens Greece on April 2, 1931, and married the love of her life on November 6, 1955. She attended school in Athens where she became fluent in Italian and French. They had two children in Greece before immigrating to the United States, the land of opportunity in 1964. They had another child shortly after moving to Chicago and worked tirelessly to learn the English language, adapt to American culture, and worked as a talented and forward thinking seamstress. She was known for her love of fashion, cooking, entertaining, traveling, and doting on her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed entertaining family and friends with her delicious meals and desserts. She was the loving and devoted wife of the late Aristotelis (Telly) Tjiotis for over 35 years. Together they became proud citizens of the US and operated a very successful dry cleaning and tailoring business until her husband’s devastating premature death in 1991. Together they were committed to ensuring that their children were educated, and instilled in them the invaluable gift of an education, while raising them with strong religious values, ethics and the love of family. She was the matriarch of her family and devoted her life to her children and grandchildren. We are comforted by knowing that she is reunited with her beloved Telly, and other family. She was predeceased by her loving parents Alexi and Angelliki Foskini and her beloved sister Anastasia (Tassia) and her brother-in-law John Albanopoulos. She is survived by her three children, Lena (the late John) Dracopoulos, Steven and his wife Vera Jiotis, and Gina Delahera (fiancée of Randy Hulett), ten grandchildren, Christina (William) Sweis, Vasiliki, and Peter Dracopoulos, Vanessa (Adam) Bezanis, Alexa, and Elena (fiancé of James Stamos) Delahera, Ariana, Christopher, Sophia, and Nicholas Jiotis, and three great grandchildren – Gianna and Emilia Sweis and Anastasia Gina Bezanis.  She is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews in Greece. We will forever be grateful to her caregiver, Maria Martynenko for the love, kindness and compassion she has shown our mother while living with her full time at her son’s home. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Her legacy will continue to honor her for generations to come.
Friends and family are asked to meet and celebrate her life on Saturday, August 13th at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois, 60465. Morning Visitation 9:30 AM, Funeral Service 10:30 AM. Vasso will be laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery.

 

 


Nancy G. Canellis

 

Nancy Canellis February 17, 1933 – August 4, 2022

Visitation Tuesday August 9TH from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at The Maher Funeral Home, 17101 71ST Street Tinley Park Illinois 60477. Trisagion Service 5:00 PM.

Friends and family asked to meet Wednesday morning directly at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois, 60465. Morning Visitation 9:00 AM, Funeral Service 10:00 AM.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church and Greek American Rehabilitation & Care Center. Please use the links provided accordingly.

https://onrealm.org/SaintsConstanti/give/memory

https://www.greekamericancare.org/donations

For information, contact Michael Orrico @ 815/260-0668

Nancy Canellis, 89, mother of Lou, Peter and George, YiaYia to Julia, Josie, Jackson and Gia, Mother In Law to Monica (Esquitin) & Melissa (Merle) and Chad Morgan and many nieces and nephews died of natural causes Wednesday August 4th while in the care of The Greek American Rehabilitation and Care Centre in Wheeling. Nancy was a native of Chicago’s South Side, graduated from High School, received her Bachelor’s degree from Mundelein College and earned her Masters degree in Teaching.

Nancy was married to George Canellis in 1959. Even though her husband of 44 years passed away back in March of 2003, Nancy wore her wedding ring till her death feeling like the love of her life was always by her side. Nancy, a devoted wife, there for her husband George helping in the family business at Marquette Laundry & Dry Cleaners on Chicago’s South Side for almost 50 years.

Nancy was a leader and gave her life to helping others. First and foremost, as a Teacher for 38 years in the Chicago Public School System. She also was very philanthropic, involved in numerous Church Organizations, sitting as a President of the St Helen’s Womens Philoptochos Society & past President of the Greek Women’s University Club, supporting numerous causes including her Church Sts. Constantine & Helen in Palos Hills.​Nancy while small in stature was larger than life. Nancy was an avid pianist entertaining crowds in Chicago’s famed Orchestra Hall at the age of 18 and sharing her talents in later years with fellow residents at North Shore Place, her home for four years. She attended Mundelein College on scholarship for her magical work as a musician. Nancy also taught piano throughout her life.

Nancy was also well known for her extraordinary works as an artist. She had such great passion for painting, her artwork exhibited throughout including the renowned Art Institute of Chicago and annually at Chicago’s well known Gold Coast Art Fair. Nancy loved life! While at her North Shore Place Residence, she would tell fellow residents to smile. Every day she worked hard to be the shining light for those suffering with illness or depression.

Nancy is predeceased by her husband George, her parents Peter and Angeline (Katsioris) Allas, her sister Mary Kladis & brother William Allas.

Visitation Tuesday August 9th from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Maher Funeral Home, 17101 71st Street Tinley Park, Illinois 60477. Trisagion Service 5:00 pm. Friends and Family asked to meet Wednesday morning directly at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills, Illinois, 60465. Morning visitation 9:00 am, Funeral Service 10:00 am. Nancy will be laid to rest alongside her beloved George at Elmwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church: https://onrealm.org/SaintsConstanti/give/memory and Greek American Rehabilitation and Care Center: https://www.greekamericancare.org/donations.

Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. For information www.orricofuneral.com or 815/260- 0668.

 

 


Demetre Yfantis

 

Demetre “Jimmy” Yfantis July 26, 1940 – July 25, 2022

Services for Jimmy will take place all in one day on Thursday August 4th. Visitation begins at 10:00 AM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Funeral to begin promptly at 11:00 AM. Jimmy will be laid to rest along side his beloved wife Maria at Evergreen Cemetery of Evergreen Park Illinois.

** For those of you who may not be able to attend the services, the Yfantis family has arranged for a live stream of the funeral. Please use the link provided approximately 10 minutes prior to the 11:00 AM Funeral Service. https://www.asimplestreaming.com/dyfantis

** In lieu of flowers the Yfantis family kindly asks that you may consider a memorial donation in Jimmy’s name to World Central Kitchen to help provide food relief in times of crisis http://donate.wck.org

For all information and question please call Mike Orrico at 815/260-0668

Demetre (Jimmy) Yfantis, age 82, entered into eternal rest peacefully on July 25,2022. Demetre was born in Milea, Doridos, Greece, to the late Spyridon and Panagiota. From the age of 20, Demetre was an entrepreneur. He started businesses in Greece and subsequently more than a dozen businesses in the United States. He married his wife Maria in Greece and soon thereafter in 1968 the couple emigrated to Chicago, Illinois. He was a devoted and beloved husband of the late Maria. He is survived by his loving children, Pamela Yfantis and Spiro (Sam) Yfantis, his beloved sisters Voula and Vasiliki, also by many Cousins, Nieces, Nephews and Friends in the United States, Greece and across the globe.

 

 


Anthony Michael Senerchia

 

Anthony Senerchia June 29, 1972 – July 25, 2022

Visitation for Anthony will take place Friday July 29 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 Francis Road New Lenox, Illinois 60451. Friends and Family are asked to gather Saturday morning at the funeral home for 10:00 AM prayers before leaving for St. Jude Catholic Church, 241 West Second Avenue, New Lenox Illinois 60451, and the 11:00 AM Funeral Mass.

In Lieu of Flowers, the Senerchia family kindly asks that you consider making a memorial contribution in Anthony’s name to Christmas without Cancer. Please use the link provided. https://christmaswithoutcancer.org/

Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. For information please call 815/260-0668

Anthony M. Senerchia, of New Lenox, passed away at the age of 50 on July 25, 2022 after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Lisa Senerchia (Swiatek) for a loving 26 years. Wonderful father to Carly, Anthony, and Michael. Loving son of Anthony and Mary Ann (De Gregorio) Senerchia. Dear brother to Sam (Melanie) and Dawn (John) McGlynn. Son in Law to William and Antoinette Swiatek. Loved brother in law, uncle, cousin, friend and hero of many. Anthony was a hard working man who loved spending time with his children, family, and friends. As an avid sports fan, Anthony enjoyed attending his children’s sporting events as well as games for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bears. Anthony was the guy who knew it all, could fix anything and would lend a hand in an instant. His wit, charm and humor were unmatched and enjoyed by everyone who knew him. We will miss Anthony but will carry him with us always.

 

 


Kevin Michael McCarthy

 

Coach Kevin July 13, 1973 – May 8, 2022

A Celebration of Life Service for Kevin will be held Saturday August 6, 2022 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM including a 6:00 PM Memorial Service, at The Lemont Community Township Center located at 16300 Alba, Lemont Illinois 60439.

For information please call Michael Orrico @ 815/260-0668

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Kevin’s name can be made to Dynasty Baseball, 201 Earl Road, Shorewood, IL 60404.

Kevin Michael McCarthy Age 48, of Plainfield, IL and formerly Chicago, passed from this life Sunday, May 8, 2022 at Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora, IL. He was born on July 13, 1973 to the late Sandra (Gagen) and Andrew McCarthy in Chicago, where he was raised and educated, and a graduate with the class of 1991 from Brother Rice. Kevin, a roofer by trade, was no stranger to hard work; he also knew how to enjoy life to the fullest.  Although his loss has deeply saddened us, we do feel he took nothing and no one for granted and maximized his time and relationships in his nearly five decades. He is the loving father of Kylie, Jack, and Brett; dearest son of Andrew and the late Sandra; fond brother of Michelle. Kevin’s hobbies included fishing and golf, however coaching his kids on the baseball diamond was his greatest passion.  He shared his love of the game and the fundamentals with so many over the years. As it was Kevin’s wish, cremation rites will be accorded.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name can be made to Dynasty Baseball, 201 Earl Road, Shorewood, IL 60404. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements.

 

 


Leah Marie Dudczyk

 

Leah Dudczyk September 16, 2002 – July 13, 2022

Celebration of Life Visitation for Leah will be held on Tuesday July 26th from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Maher Funeral Home, 17101 71st Avenue Tinley Park, Illinois 60477 (1 Block East of Harlem on 171st Street). There will be a 7:00 PM Chapel Service that evening.

Friends and family are asked to meet Wednesday morning directly at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10731 West La Port Road, Mokena Illinois 60448, for visiting from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM and the Funeral Service 10:30 AM.

***In lieu of flowers, consider supporting the Dudczyk Family team in the annual NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Walks Your Way event. Join the walk or donate to help us reach our team goal! https://www.namiwalks.org/team/51615

If you would like to contribute items for an outdoor memorial garden in Leah’s honor contact Kim (An English Garden). (708) 263-0879

For information please call Michael Orrico at Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. @ 815/260-0668

Leah Marie Dudczyk, 19, of Mokena, Illinois passed away on July 13th, 2022, after a courageous and hard-fought battle with mental illness. Born September 16, 2002, in Palos Heights, Illinois. Beloved daughter of Michael and Gina (Centeno) Dudczyk. Loving sister of Nick, Jake, and Rachel Dudczyk. Best friend of her beloved dog Buddy. A cherished niece, granddaughter, cousin, and friend to so many.

Leah truly had a free spirit and so much love for the world around her. She was vibrant, compassionate, selfless, and spunky with such a loving and gracious spirit. Her goofy personality could always light up a room and she loved to take away the worries of others just by being herself. More than anything she wanted to make the world a better place in whatever little ways she could. Whether that be jumping out of the car at mom’s behest to give a hungry stranger a snack or the countless hours she spent taking care of animals at the local NAWS shelter, Leah supported others whenever she could no matter who they were.

Leah attended the Mokena 159 school district enrichment program up through 8th grade. She attended Lincoln Way Central High School as an honors student and completed a year of college at the University of Central Florida. During her childhood, she loved dance, was an excellent gymnast, and frequently competed at a high level in national tumbling competitions. She loved goofing around with her siblings. There’s no shortage of 10 second videos of Leah performing crazy dances or making funny voices. When the camera was pointed at her she turned into a star. Family was extremely important to Leah. She would go out of her way to learn about the interests of her parents, brothers, and sister in order to better connect with them and forge deeper bonds. Nights full of video games, days filled with fishing, the bachelor tv nights, hours of facetime girl talk. Even through her struggle, Leah still had the strength to make such deep connections with the people around her.

As she grew older, she embraced her creative side and discovered her love for music and art. She was a naturally skilled artist and would often draw to express herself. Leah adored animals and nature; she loved her dog Buddy with all her heart. To Leah, even an ant was worth saving. She considered herself a spiritualist with strong faith in God and loved to spend her time outdoors whenever she could. Leah was an avid musician who loved to play and write beautiful music, she would spend hours writing lyrics and creating songs. Playing her treasured ukulele surrounded by nature brought her so much peace and joy. One of her many dreams was to make the world a better place through her love of music.

It is impossible to prepare for losing someone you love so much at far too young of an age. To be writing these words feels surreal. Outside of our immediate family, no one knew the severity of the darkness Leah faced each and every day. In her own words she “was a master at hiding it”. As a teenager Leah became sick. Sick with an illness that tortured her mind. Sick with a disease that has become a social taboo. Mental illness is ruthless and unfair, but what’s equally unfair is how stigmatized the topic has become. Leah was seeking help, she attended therapy, took medication, and wanted so badly to live a healthy life.

Leah may no longer be with us physically, but her life is still going to change the world. Her dreams live on through her family and every life she’s touched during her much too short time on earth. If sharing her story helps even one person feel comfortable enough to talk about their own struggles then our beloved Leah’s death will not be in vain. We need to be kind to one another, reach out to friends, family members, and strangers, and not be afraid to bring awareness to the importance of mental health. Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of.

Our family takes comfort knowing that Leah is at peace with our Savior in heaven. Our guardian angel is now singing with the angels while she saves a seat for us at God’s table.

In lieu of flowers, consider supporting the Dudczyk Family team in the annual NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Walks Your Way event. Join the walk or donate to help us reach our team goal! https://www.namiwalks.org/team/51615

If you would like to contribute items for an outdoor memorial garden in Leah’s honor contact Kim (An English Garden). (708) 263-0879

 

 


Peter Hondros

 

Peter Hondros October 13, 1927 – July 16, 2022

Services will take place on Thursday, July 21 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church (10301 Kolmar Avenue Oak Lawn, IL, 60453). Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Funeral service will begin promptly at 10:00 A.M. after visitation. Peter will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery in Justice, Illinois.

Peter (Panayiotis) Hondros, age 94, entered into eternal rest peacefully on July 16, 2022. He was born on October 13, 1927 in Skala, Messinia, Greece to the late Ioannis and Chrisoula. He was predeceased by his siblings Vasiliki, Aspasia, Christos, Apostoli, and Nikki. Peter worked as a farmer in Greece and would harvest olive trees. He met the love of his life, Fani, and the two were married in 1960. The couple emigrated to the USA in 1966 and settled in Massachusetts where he took on the occupation of a painter.

After Peter and Fani retired in the 1990s, they moved to Illinois. During his retirement years, Peter enjoyed a multitude of hobbies which included working in his garden, reading, cooking, watching classic television shows and movies, and, above all, spending quality time with his family.

He is survived by his cherished wife, Fani, of 62 years; his loving daughters, Christine (Fotis) Skiadopoulos, Eleni (the late Christopher) Kitsch, and Pauline Gikas; his beloved grandchildren, Evdokia (Paul), Leonidas (Denise), Kristen, Peter, Evangelos, and Priscilla; and his precious great-granddaughter, Maria. He is survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends across Greece, America, and Canada. Peter will also be missed dearly by his loyal “great granddog,” Daisy.

Services will take place on Thursday, July 21 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church (10301 Kolmar Avenue Oak Lawn, IL, 60453). Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Funeral service will begin promptly at 10:00 A.M. after visitation. Peter will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery in Justice, Illinois. We ask that you please do one small act of kindness a day in Peter’s memory. “May his memory be eternal.” Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. For information please call 815-260-0668

 

 


Virginia C. Martinez

 

Virginia Martinez August 12, 1955 – July 15, 2022

VISITATION: Visiting for Virginia will be held Thursday July 21, from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Kurtz Memorial Chapel 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort Illinois 60423.

FUNERAL: Friends and family are asked to meet Friday morning directly at St. Jude Catholic Church, 241 W 2nd Avenue New Lenox Illinois 60451, for the 10:00 AM Catholic Mass.

In lieu of flowers the Martinez family asks that you consider a memorial contribution in Virginia’s name to BrainUp. Please use link provided or simply leave memorial at funeral home with family.

PLEASE CALL MICHAEL ORRICO WITH ANY QUESTIONS 815/260-0668

https://www.classy.org/give/338994/#!/donation/checkout

*For Those of you unable to attend the services, the Martinez family has made available a live stream of the funeral mass. Please click on the Link below just prior to the 10:00 AM Friday morning for viewing.

https://www.asimplestreaming.com/vcmartinez

Virginia C. Martinez passed away on July 15, 2022. Beloved Wife of Fernando Martinez for a loving 43 years. Loving Daughter of Virginia, née Abreu, and the late Dr. Tomas Munoz. Dear Mother to Tristan (Brandy), Matthew (Stephanie) and Rebecca (Collin) Greiner. Dear Sister of Thomas (Jacquelyn), the late Dr. Frank (Lucille), Patricia (the late Raymond) Zulanas, Edward, the late Michael, Maria (Jon) Murawski, and Ricardo (Jennifer). Dear Grandmother to 6 (Sloan, Tessa, Henry, Kyla, Sophia and Vera). Loving Daughter in Law to Fernando and Celestina Martinez, née Torres. Family and Friends are to gather for the funeral mass on Friday, July 22, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. directly at St. Jude Catholic Church, 241 W. 2nd Ave., New Lenox, IL 60451. Interment will be Private. Visitation Thursday, July 21, 2022 from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort, IL 60423. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. For information please call 815/260-0668

 

 


Elizabeth Ann Youell

 

Beth Youell November 18, 1981 – July 7, 2022

Services for Beth will take place all in one day on Monday July 18th at The Maher Funeral Home, 17101 71st Street Tinley Park Illinois 60477( 1 Blk East of Harlem on 171st Street), from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. There will be a Celebration of Life Service promptly at 6:30 PM. Pastor Jamie Deuser officiating.

In Lieu of Flowers, the Youell Family kindly asks that you consider making a memorial donation in Beth’s name to United Cerebral Palsy or per family request that you plant something purple in your own yard in her memory and maybe send a pic to Mark & Grace.

**All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. For information pleas call 815/260-0668 or email Mike@orricofuneral.com

Elizabeth Ann Youell of Wilmington, Illinois, passed away unexpectedly on July 7, 2022. Born November 18, 1981 in Ottawa, Illinois. She was the daughter of Mark and Grace (Brown) Youell. Beth attended UCP in Joliet until the age of 21 after which she was a frequent volunteer at her youngest brother’s school “helping” in the classroom and at Santa’s Secret Shop. She was a excellent ambassador for people with disabilities exposing the students at a young age and showing them how to react to people who are different. We always welcomed and answered any questions from curious children. She was always excepted and well loved. Without ever saying a word she touched the hearts of all who knew her. Beth is survived by her parents Mark and Grace (Brown) Youell of Palos Hills, brother-Matthew Youell and wife Kristina Heath, nieces-Kate and Caroline, of Jacksonville, Forida, brother-Chris and Robin (Burghardt) Youell, nieces and nephew- Avery, Leah and Bobby, of Plainfield, and brother-Zach Youell of Wilmington also including many aunts, uncles, cousins and their families. She was preceded by her paternal grandfather, Raymond Youell of Palos Hills and her maternal grandparents Leland and Marilyn Brown also of Palos Hills, uncle Daniel Youell and cousin Daniel Brown.The family requests that instead of sending flowers that you plant something purple in your own yard in her memory.

 

 


Presbytera Xanthippi (Cynthia) Papanikolaou

 

Xanthippi Papanikolaou December 5, 1936 – July 2, 2022

Services for Presbytera Papanikolaou will be held all in one day on Wednesday July 6th at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Visitation will begin from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. Funeral Service will begin at 12:00 Noon, immediately following the visitation.

In Lieu of flowers The Papanikolaou family kindly asks that memorials in Presbytera’s name be made to The Father Byron Koraes Scholarship Fund. Please use the link provided.

Father Byron Scholarship Fund:https://onrealm.org/SaintsConstanti/give/FrByron

******For those of you who may not be able to attend, the services for Presbytera will be live streamed on the church home page. Please use link provided below.

https://www.stconstantinehelen.org

Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. For any information or assistance, Please call 815/260-0668 or Mike@orricofuneral.com

Presbytera Xanthippi (Cynthia) Papanikolaou, of Palos Hills, IL, died peacefully on July 2, 2022 at the age of 85. Cynthia was born on December 5, 1936 in Pentalophos, Greece. After World War II, she moved with her family to Thessaloniki. In 1951, her family emigrated to the United States, where they settled in Haverhill, MA. In Haverhill, Cynthia attended high school before working at Lincoln Shoe Company, one of the many shoe factories in a city once described as “the shoe capital of the world.” She was a member of the Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church, where she was a part of a vibrant community of friends with whom she was reacquainted every summer when she would visit her parents, Panagiou and Aristotle Kassos.

On September 11, 1960, she was married to Byron Stylianos Papanikolaou (d. 2015). After his ordination to the priesthood, together they served the SS. Constantine and Helen parish, first in Chicago and then in Palos Hills, for nearly fifty-five years. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister, and one of her greatest joys was caring for and cooking for other people. She especially loved cooking for her grandchildren, who could always count on a steady stream of “Yiayia’s Soupa” (Avgolemono) being available promptly and with pleasure, at all hours of the day. Her homemade Prasopita was world renown, being requested by the late Archbishop Iakovos whenever he visited Chicago.

Presbytera Cynthia touched many lives in the SS. Constantine and Helen community through her generosity, compassion, commitment, kindness, and humility. She accompanied Fr. Byron to thousands of baptisms, weddings, and other church receptions. She was an active member in all aspects of parish life—the festival, the choir, Koraes School, the Philoptochos, and Agia Paraskeve. She will be remembered for her warm smile and loving hugs.

The family would like to thank her caregivers, particularly Stanislawa (Stella) Bilek, who was Presbytera Cynthia’s primary and loving caregiver, companion, and friend for the past 10 years.

Presbytera Cynthia is predeceased by her husband, her parents, her sister Paraskevoula, her grandson Thano, and her son in-law, George Tsokolas. She is survived by her children Sultana of Palos Hills, IL, Evans of Chicago, IL, and Telly and his wife Dena of Haverhill, MA; her grandchildren, Byron, Athan, Eleni, Byron and Alexander, who brought her great joy; her brother and sister in-law, Bill and Virginia Kassos of Haverhill, MA; her brother-in-law and sister in-law, Nikolaos and Niki Papanikolaou of Slippery Rock, PA; several nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

 

 


Spero Hyos

 

Spero “Sam” Hyos July 14, 1951 – June 25, 2022

Services for Sam will take place Thursday July 7th & Friday July 8th. Visitation will be held Thursday July 7th, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Avenue, Tinley Park Illinois, 60477. There will be a Trisagion Service that evening promptly at 6:30 PM.

Funeral service will begin Friday morning July 8th, 8:00 AM at the funeral home. Sam will be laid to rest among the brave men and women of our country at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

The Hyos Family kindly asks that in lieu of flowers you may consider making a donation to the American Brain Tumor Association in Sam’s name. Please use the link provided. https://give.abta.org/give/261975/#!/donation/checkout

Spero (Sam) Hyos of Tinley Park, IL. Beloved Husband of Elizabeth (Liz) Hyos for over 40 years; loving Father of Gia (Jason) Skiba, the late Steven Hyos and Stephanie Hyos. Proud grandfather (Papou) of Stryker (6) & Griffin (4) Skiba. Sam was a hardworking provider, devoted family man and dedicated friend. While bowling was his pastime he loved all Chicago Sports, especially the White Sox. We know he is cheering all of us and his favorite teams on from up above! Sam was also a proud member and Veteran of The United States Marine Corps who served his country in Vietnam. May His Memory be Eternal. Services for Sam will take place Thursday July 7th & Friday July 8th. Visitation will be held Thursday July 7th, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Avenue, Tinley Park Illinois, 60477. There will be a Trisagion Service that evening promptly at 6:30 PM. Funeral service will begin Friday morning July 8th, 8:00 AM at the funeral home. Sam will be laid to rest among the brave men and women of our country at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.101 71st Avenue, Tinley Park Illinois, 60477. There will be a Trisagion Service that evening promptly at 6:30 PM. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. The Hyos Family kindly asks that in lieu of flowers you may consider making a donation to the American Brain Tumor Association in Sam’s name. Please use the link provided. https://give.abta.org/give/261975/#!/donation/checkout

 

 


Sofie Hanna Nasmeh

 

Sofie Hanna Nasmeh December 12, 1937 – June 16, 2022

Visitation will take place Sunday evening June 19th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at St. John The Baptist Syriac Orthodox Church, 250 South Villa Avenue, Villa Park Illinois 60181.

Funeral Service Monday morning June 20th 10:30 AM at St. John the Baptist Syriac Orthodox Church, 250 Villa Avenue Villa Park Illinois 60181. Sofie will be laid to rest at Good Shepherd Cemetery 16201 South 104th Avenue, Orland Park Illinois 60467.

Sofie Hanna Nasmeh 84 of Lockport, passed away peacefully Thursday morning June 16th surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of Elias Hanna Gabro. Dearest mother of Nabeel Gabro, Hanan Shaheen, Jamal Gabro, Hala Ziatoun, Maher Gabro, and Manhal Gabro. Loving sister of late George Nasmeh, the late Yasmeen Shaheen, the late Musa Nasmeh, Faud Musa, Layla Gabro, Issa Hanna Nasmeh, Suad Mussallam, Hiam Bassous, and Elias Hanna Nasmeh. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. For information please call 815/260-0668 or 815/462-0711.

 

 


Kathleen Maile Sievers

 

Kathleen Sievers March 13, 1948 – June 5, 2022

Visitation set at St. Francis Xavier Church, 524 Ninth Street, Wilmette, IL on Monday, June 13, 2022 from 12:00-1:00 pm. Funeral service to begin immediately after visitation at 1:00 PM. Luncheon and further celebration of Kathy’s life immediately following at Michigan Shores Club. Kathleen Sievers will be interred at Valhalla Memorial Park in Milwaukee, WI on a separate date.

In lieu of flowers, Kathy would be honored by any donation to MS Society, a cause that has always been important to her and her family.

Kathleen Maile Sievers, retired special education teacher, passed away Sunday, June 5 th , 2022. Loving mother to Caroline (Rich) Keating and proud Nana of Caleigh, Erin and Kiera. She was pre-deceased by her parents Walter and Peggy Maile, and brother Wally Maile. She is also survived by her siblings Charlie (Marla) Maile, late brother Wally (Ann). Cherished Aunt to Lisa, Karen, John and Maggie and friend, mentor, and teacher to countless others. Kathy grew up in Wauwatosa, WI, spending her summers in Lake Geneva with her family. Kathy attended the University of Colorado, and later earned a Masters Degree in Education from Roosevelt University. She invested her career in special education, spending most of her career at the Special Education District of Lake County. She dedicated her life to her family and the education of her students, both of which she took great pride in. In addition to being dedicated to family and faith, Kathy was known best for her happy and positive outlook, always maintaining a smiling persona. She enjoyed volunteering her time tutoring children through Fourth Presbyterian’s outreach program. Kathy’s interests also included all things related her granddaughter’s activities, the symphony, local concerts, and boating. Visitation set at St. Francis Xavier Church, 524 Ninth Street, Wilmette, IL on Monday, June 13, 2022 from 12:00-1:00 pm. Funeral service to begin immediately after visitation at 1:00 PM. Luncheon and further celebration of Kathy’s life immediately following at Michigan Shores Club. Kathleen Sievers will be interred at Valhalla Memorial Park in Milwaukee, WI on a separate date.​In lieu of flowers, Kathy would be honored by any donation to MS Society, a cause that has always been important to her and her family. For information please call 815/462-0711 or 815/260-0668. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements.

 

 


George G. Kamberos

 

George Gust Kamberos March 6, 1937 – June 3, 2022

Visitation for Mr. Kamberos will take place Tuesday June 7th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a 5:30 Trisagion Service at the Palos Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills Illinois 60465 (Next to McDonald’s). Friends and family asked to meet Wednesday morning directly at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills, Illinois 60465 for the 10:00 AM Funeral Service. George will be laid to rest among family at Evergreen Cemetery of Evergreen Park, Illinois.

In Lieu of Flowers, the Kamberos Family Kindly asks that memorials in George’s name be made to Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos, Hills Illinois and Holy Ascension Greek Orthodox Church 1440 Laura Street Clearwater, Florida, 33755.

George G. Kamberos 85, of Oak Lawn passed away peacefully early Friday morning with family at his side. Beloved husband of Becki (nee Kutrubis). Loving father of Stacy (John) Passarella and Dean Kamberos. Proud veteran of the United States Army. Loving son of the late Gust and Tasia Kamberos. Dearest brother of Helen (the late Nick) Gravenites, Vickie Kamberos, Peter (Alison) Kamberos, and Ted (Nora) Kamberos. Brother-in-law of Matina (Steven) Beligratis, the Late Lambros Kutrubis, and Spero (Donna) Kutrubis. Fond and fun-loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. George was a veteran of the United States Army. The proud owner for over 50 years of Kamberos Realty. He was a giving man who always had time for people and left them with a smile on their faces. He could often be seen during the holiday season selling Christmas trees in Hyde Park along 53rd Street, spreading holiday cheer to all his customers. George was fond of his traditional Greek music and occasionally enjoyed entertaining the customers of the Greek Islands restaurant with his singing along with Pete the waiter. He enjoyed a good time with family and friends alike, along with a Scotch in a tall glass with lots of ice. George always looked forward to his friendly wager on the Bears vs Packers with John Alfee. Sunday nights were reserved for margaritas and singing Spanish songs with Guadalupe and the mariachi band at her restaurant. May His Memory be Eternal. Visitation Tuesday, June 7th from 4 to 8 PM at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills, Il 60465. Friends & family asked to meet Wednesday morning directly at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills, Il 60465 for the 10 AM Funeral Service.  Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services handling all arrangements. Interment, Evergreen Cemetery.

   

 

 


Vasilios D. Katsaros

 

Vasilios Dimitrios Katsaros January 29, 1929 – May 30, 2022Services for Mr. Katsaros will take place all in one day on June 2, 2022 at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 7560 Archer Road Justice Illinois 60458. Visitation will be from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Funeral Service to begin promptly at 12:30 PM immediately after visitation. He will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery of Justice Illinois.

In lieu of flowers the Katsaros family kindly asks that memorials be made to Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church of Justice in Bill’s name, thank you.

 

 


George Triantafillou

 

George Triantafillou January 13, 1958 – May 15, 2022

Services will take place all in one day on Monday May 23rd at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Funeral Service will begin promptly at 10:00 AM and after visitation. George will be laid to rest among his beloved parents at Evergreen Cemetery of Evergreen park Illinois.

*** In lieu of flowers memorials will be made to Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church

George Triantafillou 64, of the south side passed away suddenly Sunday morning May 15th. Beloved son of the late Andrew and Panayota Triantafillou. Proud and long time member of the Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Parish Council. Dear Cousin and friend to many. May His memory be Eternal.

 

 


Helen Chiagouris

 

Helen “Eleni” Chiagouris January 8,1933- May 7,2022

Visitation will take place 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at St. Spyridon Hellenic Orthodox Church, 12307 S. Ridgeland Ave, Palos Heights, IL 60463. Funeral service will be held immediately following visitation. Helen will be laid to rest along side her beloved Peter at Evergreen cemetery Evergreen Park Illinois. MASKS ARE RECOMMENDED PLEASE!

For those of you who may not be able to attend the funeral the Chiagouris/ Heiser families have arranged for a live stream at the Church . Simply click the link provided below just prior to the 10:30 AM Funeral service on Wednesday morning.

https://www.asimplestreaming.com/hchiagouris

In light of the current health situations the Chiagouris family has decided to forgo the memorial luncheon until a future date. Thank you for your understanding.

Helen Chiagouris, nee Gregorakos, passed away on May 7, 2022, age 89. Beloved wife of the late Peter Chiagouris for 55 years. Helen was born on January 8, 1933 in Petrina, Greece to the late George and late Stella Gregorakos. Loving mother of Kathryn (David) Heiser and Louis Chiagouris. Cherished grandmother of Adam and Sophia Heiser. Dear sister of Betty (late Peter) Argus, sister-in-law of Connie (late George) Chiagouris and sister-in-law Tina (late Gus) Karres. Fond aunt of Louis (Diane) Argus, George Argus, Valerie (Al) Stevens, Steven (Amanda) Chiagouris, Andrew Karres, and Ellia (Bianca) Karres. Visitation 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.followed by funeral service on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at St. Spyridon Hellenic Orthodox Church, 12307 S. Ridgeland Ave, Palos Heights, IL 60463. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Spyridon Hellenic Orthodox Church would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. For livestream and information, please go to www.orricofuneral.com or 877-974-9201/815-260-0668

 

 


Anastasia Kourafas

 

Anastasia ” Tasia” Kourafas March 26, 1935 – March 25, 2022

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 30th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 7560 S. Archer Avenue Justice, Illinois. Funeral Service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tasia will be laid to rest along side her beloved Dimitrios at Bethania Cemetery of Justice Illinois.

Anastasia “Tasia” Kourafas ( nee Tampizivas), 86, at rest March 25, 2022, from Dyrrahion, Arcadia, Greece. Beloved wife of the late Dimitrios Kourafas; Loving mother of Sophia (John) Karas, Ted (Tina) Kourafas, Nick (Cathy) Kourafas, and Penny (Bobby) Zougras; Cherished Yiayia of Pauline (Tommy) Gatses, Stacy (Kostas) Vythoulkas, Anna (Michael) Abbatemarco, Christina (Dave) Maxwell, Lauren (Dominick) Logan, Anastasia, Dimitri, Nick, James, Jenna, and Julia Kourafas and Dimitra, Natasha, and Teddy Zougras; Loving Great-Yiayia of Gianna, Thanos, Sophia, Katerina, Sophia, Ioanna, Gian, Ava, Adriana, Nico, Sam, Vincent, Gino, and Dominick; Dear sister of the late Theodore (late Julie) Tampizivas, the late Eleni (late Luke) Sioras, Penny (late Diamond) Kottis, and Panagioti (Theodora) Tampizivas; Dear sister-in-law of the late George (late Stavroula) Kourafas and the late Ioannis (Pota) Kourafas; Fond aunt, cousin, and friend to many. Tasia accomplished many things in her life, but she was most proud of her family. She will always be remembered for her devotion to her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, all of whom will hold her in their hearts forever. She loved to spend her days cooking, baking, and crocheting beautiful blankets and scarves for loved ones. The memories of her loving spirit, humor, and ability to make everyone feel like family will always be cherished. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 30th from 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 7560 S. Archer Avenue Justice, Illinois. Funeral Service begins at 10:30 a.m. Interment Bethania Cemetery (Justice, Illinois). “May Her Memory Be Eternal” Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. For information please call 815/462-0711 or 815/260-0668 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Evangelia Kyroudis

 

Evangelia Kyroudis January 13, 1933 – March 21, 2022

Visitation will be held Monday morning March 28th from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Funeral Service will begin promptly at 12:00. Evangelia will be laid to rest along side her beloved Aristotelis at Bethania Cemetery of Justice.

For those of you who may not be able to attend the Monday morning Funeral Services, the Kyroudis family has made a Live Stream available for your viewing. Please use the link provided below just prior to 12:00 to view. https://www.asimplestreaming.com/ekyroudis

Evangelia Kyroudis (nee Kourmoulakis) age 89 of Oak Lawn and formerly of Vafes, Crete, Greece, passed away peacefully Monday morning in her sleep at home with family; Beloved wife of the late Aristotelis for 54 years; Loving mother of George (Jill) Kyroudis and Maria (William) LaFleur; Cherished grandmother of Alexis, Christina, Evangeline (Jack), Andrew, and Sophia. Devoted daughter of the late Andreas and Eleftheria Kourmoulakis; Dearest sister of Maria, and the late Nickolaos, Anna, Antonia, Ioannis, Irini, Georgios, Zaharenia, Antonios and Efthemia; Dear sister-in-law of Georgia (George), Evangelia (the late Rigas), Angela (Steve), and the late Emmanuel (the late Demetra); Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Evangelia had a deep devotion for both her family and her Church. “May Her Memory Be Eternal”. Visitation will be held Monday morning March 28th from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Funeral Service will begin promptly at 12:00. She will be laid to rest along side her beloved Aristotelis at Bethania Cemetery of Justice. Orrico Kourelis Funeral services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. For livestream and Memorial information please see www.orricofuneral.com or call 815-462-0711 or 815-260-0668.

 

 


Panayiotis D. Eliopoulos

 

Panayiotis “Peter” Eliopoulos June 2, 1947 – March 10, 2022

Visitation Tuesday March 15th 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Thornridge Funeral Home 14318 South LaGrange Road Orland Park Illinois 60462. Friends & Family asked to meet Wednesday morning directly at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 S. Roberts Road, Palos Hills Illinois 60465, for the 10:00 AM Funeral Service.

*For those of you who may not be able to attend, the Eliopoulos family has arranged for a Live Stream of the Funeral Service 10:00 AM on Wednesday at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church. Please use the link provided just prior to the service for viewing. https://www.asimplestreaming.com/peliopoulos

*In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Koraes School Student Assistance Fund or Agios Ioannis Church, Doriza, Greece. A link to the Koraes Fund has been provided. https://onrealm.org/SaintsConstanti/give/FrByron

Panayiotis “Peter” Eliopoulos 74, of Palos Hills, born in his beloved village of Doriza, Tripoli, Greece, passed away suddenly on Thursday afternoon. Beloved husband of Savoula (nee Tomas) for over 44 years. Loving father of Dimitri (Angela) and Michael (Alexandra). Proud Pappou of Isabella, Georgia, and Panayiota Olivia. Devoted son of the late Dimitrios and Anna Eliopoulos, and brother of Tony (Dini), Nick, and Angelo (Connie) Eliopoulos. Brother-in- law of Joanne (Len ) Costopoulos and the late Dean Tomas and Mary Tomas. Godfather, cousin, and fond theio of many nieces and nephews here in the United Sates as well as Greece and Canada. Loyal and proud fan of the Chicago Cubs. Former Board Member of Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church and liaison to the priests and young men serving in the altar at his beloved church. MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL! Visitation Tuesday March 15th 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Thornridge Funeral Home 14318 South LaGrange Road Orland Park Illinois 60462. Friends & Family asked to meet Wednesday morning directly at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 S. Roberts Road, Palos Hills Illinois 60465. The Funeral Service 10:00 AM. Interment Bethania Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Koraes School Student Assistance Fund or Agios Ioannis Church, Doriza, Greece. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.; entrusted with all arrangements. For Live Stream or Memorial information, 815/462-0711 or 815/260-0668 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Kathleen O’Connor

 

Kathleen “Kitty” O’Connor July 4, 1936 – March 7, 2022

A Celebration of Life service will take place 9:30am Monday morning March 14th. The Funeral Mass will begin promptly at 10am at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church 215 E. Logan Street, Lemont, IL 60439

The O’Connor family kindly asks that remembrances be made in the form of a contribution to the American Heart Association. Please use the link provided below

https://www.heart.org/en/get-involved/ways-to-give

You may use the Funeral Home address and/or email to notify family when making your online donation. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services 637 Lenox Street New Lenox Illinois 60451 / orricofuneral@comcast.net

Kathleen “Kitty” O’Connor 85, of Lemont and formerly of Palos Hills passed away peacefully Monday morning, March 7 th with her loving family at her side. Beloved wife of Michael “Buddy” O’Connor. Loving daughter of the late Edward and Annie O’Connor. Loving mother of Annemarie O’Connor, Mary (Peter) Jarosz, Michael (Kathy) O’Connor and Brian (Kathy) O’Connor. Devoted Irish Grandma of Megan Jarosz (Nick), Alison Jarosz, Kailyn (Kyle) Donovan, Kelsey O’Connor, Kirstie O’Connor, Ethan O’Connor, Kiara O’Connor, Kaylie O’Connor, Maeve O’Connor and the late Ryann and Bailey O’Connor. Dear sister to Mary Martin and the late John O’Connor, Paddy O’Connor, Eddie O’Connor, Tommy O’Connor and Ann Powers. And Dear Aunt and sister-in-law to many in the United States, Ireland and England. A special thank you to Kitty’s caregivers who have become an extension of the O’Connor family. Shirley Pampilo and Christine Gabrido. For information please call 815/260-0668 or 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Irene Mihas

 

Irene Mihas January 15,1933 – February 22, 2022

Visitation will take place Friday morning February 25th from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 15625 South Bell Road, Homer Glen, Illinois 60491. Funeral Service to begin promptly at 10:30 am. Irene will be laid to rest alongside her beloved Nick at Evergreen Cemetery of ​Evergreen Park Illinois.

In lieu of flowers the Mihas family asks that you consider a memorial donation to Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Irene’s name.

Irene Mihas (nee Michalarias) 89, from Vrondamas, Laconia. Greece. Beloved wife of the late Nick K. Mihas for over 52 years. Loving mother of Deno (Bessie nee Kotsiviras) Mihas. Cherished Yiayia of Irini Mihas. Dearly loved sister of the late Nick (late Maria) Michalarias, the late Peter (Helen) Michalarias, the late Georgia (late Steve) Panos, and Dino (Politimi) Michalarias. Dear sister-in-law of the late Helen (late Tasso) Nikols, the late Mike (Mary) Mihas, and the late George Arkas. Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. May her Memory be Eternal! Visitation will take place Friday morning February 25 th from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church 15625 South Bell Road, Homer Glen, Illinois 60491. Funeral Service to begin promptly at 10:30 am. Irene will be laid to rest alongside her beloved Nick at Evergreen Cemetery of ​Evergreen Park Illinois. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. In lieu of flowers the Mihas family asks that you consider a memorial donation to Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Irene’s name. For all information please see www.orricofuneral.com or 815/260-0668.

 

 


William Gudaitis

 

Billy- Billiau-Bubba Gudaitis December 5, 1966 – Feburary 9, 2022

Visitation will take place Wednesday February 16th from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Avenue Tinley Park Illinois 60477. Friends and Family are asked to meet Thursday at 12:00 noon directly at St. Jude Catholic Church 241 West 2nd Avenue New Lenox Illinois 60451 for the Funeral Mass.

In lieu of flowers the Gudaitis family asks that this summer you take the time to plant something beautiful and special in your own yard, something that will make you smile and think of Billy, and when you have the time, take a picture and send it to Michele, Devan, and Addie, so they can smile too.

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WONT BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE FUNERAL MASS ON THURSDAY,THE GUDAITIS FAMILY HAS ARRANGED FOR A LIVE STREAM. PLEASE USE THE LINK PROVIDED BELOW JUST PRIOR TO THE SERVICE. https://www.asimplestreaming.com/bgudaitis

William Frank Gudaitis “Billy”- “Billiau”- “Bubba”, 55 of New Lenox and formerly of Chicago passed away Wednesday evening February 9th with his loving family at his side. Beloved husband of Michele (nee Reis) for over 20 years. Proud and loving father of Devan and Addie Gudaitis. Loving son of Walter (Joyce) Gudaitis and the late Julianne Reidy. Fond son-in-law of Chuck and Carol Reis. Dear brother of Sean (Cathy) Gudiatis and brother-in-law of Jeff (Erin) Reis. Fun loving Uncle Billy to Quinn, Cate, and Ryan Gudaitis, and Uncle Bubba of Max and Alex Kukla.  Forever and loyal companion of Bear who Billy affectionately referred to as “Stinko”.  

Billy and Michele met through Michele’s cousin who invited him to a family camping trip in Lake of the Ozarks. Their connection began immediately when he opened his hatchback and offered his Bon Jovi tunes for the long ride ahead. As Billy did with everyone he met, they became fast friends and soulmates who married a few years later on September 14, 2001. They built their home and moved in on the expected birthdate of his Allstar baby boy Devan and were blessed with his little Princess Addie two years later. Billy was a devoted husband and father who coached soccer and baseball, and cheered intensely from the sidelines or seat of each and every game, dance recital or event. One look at his social media will tell anyone how proud he was of his kids and all of their accomplishments. While burritos and pizza were by far his favorite, he loved to cook extravagant and saucy meals to perfection for all to enjoy…sometimes leaving us curiously wondering about today’s concoction. He loved his home and his yard and spent hours in the garden planting or trying to get his favorite trees and bushes to grow. After 15 years with the help of many friends and family members, he finally finished his beloved basement or “VIP” cave where he could watch his shows or superhero movies at a volume that shook the floors and could be heard by all. Billy was a man who made friends in a minute. He lit up a room by his presence alone and was the life of every party who was the first on the dance floor when a good tune came on. No matter where he went, he always ran into a friend or made a new friend, and would always say, “I got a guy”, for anyone in need. He was honest, loyal, devoted, and loved his family and friends fiercely. He holds a place in everyone’s heart and will be missed more than words can describe.

    Visitation will take place Wednesday February 16th from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Avenue Tinley Park Illinois 60477. Friends and Family are asked to meet Thursday at 12:00 noon directly at St. Jude Catholic Church 241 West 2nd Avenue New Lenox Illinois 60451 for the Funeral Mass. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. In lieu of flowers the Gudiatis family asks that this summer you take the time to plant something beautiful and special in your own yard, something that will make you smile and think of Billy, and when you have the time, take a picture and send it to Michele, Devan, and Addie, so they can smile too. For all information and live stream instructions please see www.orricofuneral.com or 815/260-0668.  

 

 


Pamela J. Katsivalis

 

**********DUE TO THE WEATHER PLEASE MAKE NOTE OF CHANGES IN THE DATES AND TIMES ****

Pamela Jean Katsivalis August 3, 1960 – January 27, 2022

Visitation will take place Thursday, February 3rd from 3PM to 8 PM at Maher Funeral Home, 17101 71st Ave, Tinley Park, IL 60477 (1 Block East of Harlem Ave on 171st Street). Trisagion Service 6:30 PM Friends and family are asked to meet directly at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465 for funeral services on Friday morning, February 4th at 10:30 AM. Masks must be worn at all times and social distancing is still in place.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be made in Pamela’s name to Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church. Please use the link provided. https://onrealm.org/SaintsConstanti/give/memory

***FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO MAY NOT BE ABEL TO ATTEND THE FUNERAL SERVICE FRIDAY MORNING, THE KATSIVALIS AND GOUWENS FAMILY HAS MADE AVAILABLE A LIVE STREAM FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. PLEASE USE THE LINK PROVIDED BELOW JUST PRIOR TO THE 10:30 AM FUNERAL FRIDAY SERVICE.

https://www.asimplestreaming.com/pjkatsivalis

Pamela J. Katsivalis, sixty-one of Oak Lawn, IL passed away Thursday, January 27th. Loving and caring wife of Larry Gouwens. Dearest daughter of the late Nick and Katherine Katsivalis (nee Georgopoulos). Fond sister of Steven Katsivalis and cherished sister-in-law of Bessie Katsivalis. Devoted aunt to Katherine and Nicholas Katsivalis. Caring step-mother of Ben (Gina) Gouwens, Karen (Nicholas) Blevins, Natalie Gouwens, and Elizabeth (JR) Dunwell. Sweetest godmother to Amanda (Eric) Vance, Jordan Bromberg, and Jack McInerney. Cherished cousin and exceptional friend to many from all corners of her life. To understand the legacy that Pammy leaves behind, one has to appreciate the depth of love and devotion she had for her family. This began at a young age when she cared for her baby brother Stevie and paved a way forward for both of their futures. She was fearless, tenacious, and unwavering in her desire to succeed for both herself and others. In the words of her brother, she was an “awesome” daughter whose love for her parents carried them through the toughest of times. She made sacrifices and performed countless acts of service for all her family, expecting nothing in return. She had a strong desire to ease the struggles of others, and in this she was truly talented. There was very little in life Pammy couldn’t do, and the two people who benefited from this the most were her niece and nephew who owe her everything. She was their tutor, interview prepper, jewelry dealer, wedding planner, realtor, secret keeper when Mom and Dad just didn’t need to know, and so much more. Pam’s compassion for others extended to her friendships. At Elmhurst College, she and her roommates founded the Delta Raw Deal “sorority” and remained steadfast in their friendships decades after graduation. She spent twenty-seven years with Southwest Airlines performing every position just shy of flying the plane herself, and it was there she created friendships with enough laughter and incredible stories to fill hours of conversation. It was also at Southwest where Pam met the love of her life, Larry. Larry – the sweet man who would work all of his shifts and then run to pick up work on Pam’s side of the airport, just to spend time with her. He made Pam feel incredibly loved and special. He was her best friend and the person she could let her guard down in front of. Through him, she experienced marriage and received the same sacrificial love she so endlessly provided others. Through her marriage, she found the strength to battle cancer, provide for her parents, excel in her multiple careers, and every so often, relax during their beautiful travels. Pam was truly a one-of-a-kind spirit. This is why her loss is particularly devastating. Pam was resolute in her faith in God. She found comfort in her patron saint, Panagia, the Virgin Mary. What brings comfort now is knowing her beautiful soul is in the arms of the saints as well as her father, grandparents, aunts, and uncles who went before her. Her memory and the love she spread to others will remain eternal.

Visitation will take place Thursday, February 3rd from 3PM to 8 PM at Maher Funeral Home, 17101 71st Ave, Tinley Park, IL 60477. Friends and family are asked to join at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465 for funeral services on Friday, February 4th at 10:30 AM. Masks must be worn at all times and social distancing is still in place. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations will be made in Pammy’s name to Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church. For information: (815) 462-0711 or (815) 260-0668 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Eleni Tsokolas

 

Eleni Tsokolas May 21, 1928 – January 21, 2022

Services for Mrs. Tsokolas will take place all in one day on Thursday January 27th at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Visitation will be from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Funeral service will immediately follow the visitation at 11:30 AM. Eleni will be laid to rest alongside her beloved Athanasios at Bethania cemetery of Justice Illinois.

In lieu of flowers the Tsokolas and Chionis families kindly ask that you may consider a memorial contribution to Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in their mother’s name.

Eleni (Elaine) Tsokolas (nee Moraetes), age 93, passed peacefully on January 21, 2022. Devoted wife of over 53 years to the late Thomas, and devoted mother of Pamela (John) Chionis, the late George (Sultana) Tsokolas, and John (Antonia) Tsokolas. Loving Yia Yia of Tatiana, the late Thano, Byron, Athan, Eleni, Zoe and Evie. Beloved Sister and Sister- in- Law, Adored aunt to many beloved nieces and nephews. Cherished friend. She was a longtime active, devoted member of S.S. Constantine and Helen Church. Admired for her resilience, she often said that it was her faith and God’s hand that helped her throughout her life. She was the respected matriarch of the family who will be greatly missed. May her Memory be Eternal! Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted will all arrangements. For information please call 815/260-0668 or 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Louis Baseleon

 

Louis Christopher Baseleon January 24,1924 – January 20, 2022

The Services for Mr. Baseleon will take place all in one day on Friday January 28th at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. The Visitation will start at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. The Funeral Service will immediately follow and begin at 11:30 AM. Louis will be laid to rest alongside his beloved Maria at Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Park Illinois.

In lieu of flowers the Baseleon & Kladis families kindly ask that you may consider a memorial donation in their father’s name to The Father Byron Koraes Student Assistance Fund or The Wounded Warrior Project. You may use the links provided below.

Wounded Warrior http://support.woundedwarriorproject.org

Koraes https://secure.givelively.org/donate/st-constantine-hellenic-orthodox-church/father-byron-koraes-student-assistance-fund

Louis Baseleon 97, of Palos Hills, formerly and born of Peoria Illinois, passed away peacefully early Thursday morning with family at his side. Beloved husband of the late Maria for over 68 years. Loving father of Dean (Lisa) Baseleon and Angie (Louie) Kladis. Proud Pappou of Christopher, Maria, John, Demetri and Mark. Dear Theo and Nouno of many. Louis was a World War II Veteran who proudly served his country. He fought with the 298th Combat Engineers which helped liberate France, Belgium and Germany. Louis will be dearly missed by family and friends. MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL! Visitation Friday January 28th 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 S. Roberts Road Palos Hills 60465.The Funeral Service will begin at 11:30 AM immediately following the visitation.  In lieu of flowers memorials will be made to Father Byron Koraes Student Assistance Fund and The Wounded Warriors Project. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.; entrusted with all arrangements. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. For information 815/462-0711 or 815/260-0668 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Thomas & Joanne Brogan

 

Thomas Eugene Brogan December 17, 1933 – January 12, 2022

Joanne Ellen Brogan January 30, 1936 – October 12, 2015

Services for Mr. & Mrs Brogan will be held all in one day on January 20th at SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, 608 Sobieski Street Lemont, Illinois 60439. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will begin promptly at 10:00 AM. Mr. & Mrs. Brogan will be laid to rest together at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood Illinois.

In light of the current health situations Masks and Social Distancing will be required.

The Allen and Vallianatos families kindly ask that in lieu of flowers you may consider a memorial donation in their parents names to St Rita High School.

** A live stream of the Funeral Mass has been arranged for those of you unable to attend. Please use the link provided just prior to the 10:00 AM Mass. https://www.asimplestreaming.com/tbrogan

Thomas Eugene Brogan, aged 88, was called to rest January 12, 2022. He passed peacefully in the arms of his loving family. Beloved husband of the late Joanne (Reamer) Brogan; loving father of Susan (Brogan) Allen and Carole (Brogan) Vallianatos; devoted grandfather of Cassidy, Thomas, Charles, Nikolas, Angeleah, Julian, and Evangeline. He was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Brogan. A graduate of Saint Rita of Cascia High School, class of ’51, and Loyola University. Proudly served as Captain in the Army. Tom and Joanne are united again in eternal life, and will be celebrated together in Catholic services at St. Cyril in Lemont. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Rita High School . Tom was social,outgoing and always enjoyed the company of family and friends. He and his life-long group of guys frequented their favorite southside lunch spots and usually spent most of the afternoon together. No matter what the situation or whom he newly met, Tom would get the conversation going asking about their high school or where they grew up. They quickly learned that Tom graduated from St. Rita and Loyola, grew up in Englewood, and was stationed in Hawaii during his time in the Army. Tom’s outgoing personality was well suited for his career selling life insurance and retirement plans for The New England across the Midwest. His success provided Joanne and him an opportunity to build their home in Palos Hills where they enjoyed close friendships with their neighbors on Stratford Lane and where they were active members of St. Patricia parish. Later in life, Tom and Joanne lived gratefully with their daughter Carole and her family in Lemont. Tom was not one to spend his golden years sitting around the house often walking 2 miles a day. After reading the Chicago Tribune, Tom would walk to his favorite spots for coffee or a croissant or bring his grandchildren to McDonald’s for a cheeseburger. By far, his favorite was the Illinois Bar & Grill (IBG) on State Street where he relished his new friendships and their camaraderie. Just prior to Joanne’s passing, Tom pushed Joanne in her wheelchair over a mile so they could enjoy the Bears game together with their friends at IBG. It was a great day for them. The family is very appreciative of everyone at IBG who very welcoming to Tom ​and caring in so many ways. You made his golden years just the way he lived his life. ​For information please call 815/462-0711 or 815/260-0668 or visit www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Claire Stapleton

 

Claire Stapleton March 12, 1943 – January 8, 2022

Memorial Visitation will take place Friday January 14 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The Maher funeral home 17101 71st Avenue Tinley Park Illinois 60477 (1 Block East of Harlem on 171st Street). Memorial Christian Service to begin at 7:00 PM.

***The Reidy/Stapleton families are providing a live stream of the Memorial Christian Service at 7:00 PM for those of you who may not be able to attend. Please click on the link below just 10 minutes prior to the Service for viewing.

https://www.asimplestreaming.com/cstapleton

Claire Stapleton 78, of Lisle and formerly of Oak Forest passed away peacefully Saturday morning January 8th with loving family at her side. Loving mother of John “Jack” (Cindy) Reidy, Paul Reidy, Michael Reidy, and Laura (Patrick) Harkness. Devoted Irish Nana of Kiley, Erin, Griffin, Madalyn, Avery, Patrick, John “Jack”, and Emma.  Beloved daughter of the late Thomas and Jean Stapleton. Dear sister of Neil Stapleton, Ellen Stapleton, Nora Stapleton, the late Nancy Gory, and Jennifer Gums. Memorial Visitation will take place Friday January 14 from 3PM to 8PM at The Maher funeral home 17101 71st Avenue Tinley Park Illinois 60477. Memorial Christian Service to begin at 7:00 PM.  Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services entrusted with all arrangements. For information regarding the live stream view of the Memorial service, please go to www.orricofuneral.com or call 815/462-0711 or 815/260-0668 

 

 


Nikolaos Liounis

 

Nikolaos George Liounis July 7, 1942 to January 7, 2022

Visitation Thursday January 13th from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Funeral service to begin at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers the Liounis family kindly asks that you consider a memorial contribution to The Greek American Nursing Center or Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in their father’s name.

Nikolaos will be laid to rest alongside his beloved Joanna at Bethania Cemetery of Justice.

Nikolaos George Liounis 79, peacefully passed away on Friday January 7, 2022. Devoted and beloved husband of the late Joanna (nee Theodorakos).  Dear father of George (Lindsey) Liounis, and Terri (Tom) Paris. Loving pappou of Niko and Eleni Paris. Dearest son of the late George and Theodora Liounis.  Visitation Thursday January 13th from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Funeral service to begin at 11:00 AM. Nikolaos will be laid to rest alongside his beloved Joanna at Bethania Cemetery of Justice. In lieu of flowers the Liounis family kindly asks that you consider a memorial contribution to The Greek American Nursing Center or Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in their father’s name.  Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. For information, please call 815/462-0711 or 815/260-0668 or www.orricofuneral.com.         

 

 


Athanasios Bratsos

 

Athanasios (Tom) Bratsos November 29, 1940 – January 1, 2022

Funeral Services for Mr. Bratsos will be held 12:00 Noon Friday January 7th at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church 7560 Archer Road justice Illinois 60458.

In lieu of flowers The Bratsos family kindly asks that you may consider a memorial in Tom’s name to Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church.

Athanasios (Tom) Bratsos, 81 years old of Orland Park. Born and orginally from Louka Tripoli Greece. Passed away peacefully January 1st in Palos Heights. Beloved husband of Labrine (nee Gallos) for over 57 years. Loving Father of Vicky (Antonios) Topalidis and Paul (Nebahat) Bratsos. Dearest pappou of Teddy, Eleni, Kiki, Nick, Tommy, Labrini, and Thano. Dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, and friend to many, both here in the United States as well as in Greece. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Tom’s name. Funeral services will be held 12:00 Noon Friday January 7th at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church 7560 Archer Road Justice Illinois, 60458. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. For info, please call 815-462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Bettie Webber

 

Bettie Louise Webber December 7, 1945 – December 23, 2021

A Funeral Memorial Mass will be held for Bettie 10:00 AM on Saturday January 8, 2022 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 7659 West Sauk Trail Frankfort Illinois 60423

**** The Webber Family has provided a live stream for those of you who wish to view the Memorial Mass but will not be able to attend. Please use this Link provided. https://www.asimplestreaming.com/bwebber

Bettie L Webber, 76, of Matteson, IL passed away Thursday, December 23rd at home surrounded by family. She was born in Morris, IL on December 7th , 1945, to the late Paul T. and Thelma K. (Espevik) Donahue. Bettie’s greatest joys came from spending time with her family. Whether she was room mother, scout leader, chaperone, or cheerleader, wife, mom, or grandma, she gave unselfishly. She had the best sense of humor and her smile lit up the room. Her kind and caring nature will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Bettie is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Richard Webber; Daughter, Katherine (Jeremy); son Richard (Amy); 4 grandchildren, Logan, Myah, Ian and Allison; many sister/brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Preceded in death by brother Thomas Donahue. Funeral Memorial Mass will be at St Anthony Catholic Church in Frankfort, IL on Saturday, January 8th at 10:00 a.m. Orrico Kourelis Funeral services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. For any information please call 815/462-0711 or 815/260-0668.

 

 


Violet Conway

 

Violet T. Conway August 18, 1926 – December 27, 2021

In light of the current health situations, the Services for Mrs. Conway will be private and reserved for family only. The Funeral Service will take place Tuesday January 4th 10:00 AM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church. The Conway family has made arrangement for those of you who wish to view the service by watching via live stream. Please use the link provided below just prior to the services on Tuesday morning. https://www.asimplestreaming.com/vconway

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to acknowledge the caregivers at Beacon Hill who loved and cared for Violet by making a contribution to their Team Member Appreciation Fund

Team Member Appreciation Fund
C/O Beacon Hill
2400 S. Finley Rd.
Lombard, IL 60148

Violet Conway, nee Terpinas, age 95, fell asleep in the Lord, Monday, December 27, 2021, after a long struggle with Vascular Dementia. Loving and dedicated daughter, wife, and mother, Violet was born on August 18, 1926, in Detroit Michigan to James and Angela Terpinas. After moving to Chicago the family lived for many years behind her father’s shoe repair store at 87th and Morgan. A 1944 graduate of Calumet High School Violet worked as secretary to the Comptroller of R. Cooper Jr. Inc. during the war years. It was there she met the love of her life and husband William Conway. Despite their discretion, their romance became the worst kept secret in the company. The couple married on June 4, 1950, and remained together for 69 years until Bill’s death in 2020. Over the ensuing years, they raised three children. Violet was employed from 1960 – 1985 retiring from Postalia Inc. where she headed Human Resources. She moved to Florida settling first in Punta Gorda and then Melbourne Beach. She and Bill moved back in 2013 entering Beacon Hill Assisted Living Center in Lombard.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Ruth Dunn (Terpinas), and her husband William Conway. She is survived by her sister Theodora (Teddie) Aickelin (Terpinas), her son James and daughter-in-law Terri, her son William, her daughter Ann Patricia.
Violet was the embodiment of a purpose-driven life. She knew, with absolute certainty, what she was here for; to support her family, guide and nurture her children, and aid others. To that end, she remained undeterred and tireless her entire life.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church. Due to the Omicron outbreak and for everyone’s safety only the immediate family will be in attendance.
Individuals can view the funeral service live starting at 10:00 AM or view the recording of it for six months afterward. Violet will be laid to rest alongside her beloved William at Evergreen Cemetery of Evergreen Park Illinois. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. For information please call 815/462-0711 or 815/260-0668.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to acknowledge the caregivers at Beacon Hill who loved and cared for Violet by making a contribution to their Team Member Appreciation Fund

Team Member Appreciation Fund
C/O Beacon Hill
2400 S. Finley Rd.
Lombard, IL 60148

 

 


Sally MacFarlane

 

Sally Theresa MacFarlane November 13,1943 – December 23, 2021

A Memorial Mass of Christian Celebration will be held 10:00 AM Thursday December 30th at St. Alexander’s Catholic Church, 7025 W. 126th Street, Palos Heights, Illinois.

**** The MacFarlane Family has provided a live stream for those of you who wish to view the Memorial Mass but will not be able to attend. Please use this Link provided.

https://www.asimplestreaming.com/smacfarlane

The MacFarlane family kindly asks that in Lieu of flowers you may consider a memorial contribution in Sally’s name to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital. Please use the link provided below and Sally’s daughter Jeannie’s email address for the family contact.

http://stjude.org/donate

jeanniemcgrory3@gmail.com

Sally MacFarlane (nee Stinson) of Palos Heights and formerly of Hickory Hills and Evergreen Park passed away Thursday, December 23rd at home surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife and best friend of Al “Sandy” for over 57 years. Loving mom of Mary Ann (Tim) Neumann, Bill (Rebecca) and Jeannie (Marty) McGrory. Proud grandma of Jake and Sean Neumann and Alex and Maggie MacFarlane. Dearest daughter of the late Joseph and Irene Stinson and sister of the late Helen Stinson. Daughter in law of the late Alex and Anne MacFarlane. Fond sister-in-law and aunt of many nieces and nephews. Sally grew up in Evergreen Park, attending Most Holy Redeemer. She spent many of her summers visiting her dad’s family in Virginia. In 1961 Sally graduated from Evergreen Park High School and attended Northern Illinois University. While home from school she met the love of her life, Al. They were married in 1964 and started their family. Sally and Al raised their three children in Hickory Hills at St. Patricia’s Parish. In 1990, Sally finished her teaching degree at St. Xavier University and began her career as a 3rd grade teacher at St. Pat’s. Sally loved her students and teaching in the parish in which she raised her kids. In 2008, she retired and happily spent retirement with Al, her family and their dog. Her happiest days were spent with her grandchildren – being there for them after school, taking countless trips to the park and playing in the creek with them. Sally was a diehard Cubs fans and loved traveling with Al and the family to Arizona for Spring Training. Sally was an avid gardener and kept an immaculate home. Those were her prides. However, Sally’s greatest accomplishment was being a wonderful and loving mom, wife and grandmother. She was a blessing to us all and she will be greatly missed but will forever be in our hearts.

Memorial Mass of Christian Celebration will be held Thursday morning at 10:00am at St. Alexander’s Catholic Church, 7025 W. 126th Street, Palos Heights, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. For info please call 815-462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Judy Dingels

 

Judy Dingels (Dumke) June 30, 1947 – December 17, 2021

*The Visitation for Mrs. Dingels will take place Sunday December 26th, from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home,11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills Illinois 60451.

*Friends and Family will gather Monday morning December 27th 9:30 AM at the funeral home for prayers and continue in procession to St. Patricia Catholic Church, 9050 South 86th Avenue Hickory Hills Illinois 60457 for the 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial. Judy will be laid to rest among family at St Mary Catholic Cemetery of Evergreen Park.

Devoted Wife of Jerry for 53 years, together 62 years. Loving Daughter of the Late Gene and Emily Dengler. Loving Mother of Joyann (Michael) Leach, Jill (William) Burke, and Jennifer (Brian) Szydlowski. Cherished Grandma of Mikie, Raeann and Danny Leach, Sophia and Grace Szydlowski and Special Bonus Grandma of Billy and Marisa Burke. Loving Sister of Janet (John) Plezbert and Gene (Pauline) Dengler. Loving Aunt, Cousin, and Godmother of many, and Mrs. “D” to many more.The Visitation for Mrs. Dingels will take place Sunday December 26th, from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home,11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills Illinois 60451. Friends and Family will gather Monday morning December 27th at the funeral home for prayers and continue in procession to St. Patricia Catholic Church, 9050 South 86th Avenue Hickory Hills Illinois 60457 for the 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial. Judy will be laid to rest among family at St Mary Catholic Cemetery of Evergreen Park. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services entrusted with all arrangements. For information please call 815/462-0711 or 815/260-0668

A special message from her loving husband Jerry…….

“From grade school to grave, Judy has been the light and love of my life. She provided warmth, comfort, guidance and above all love to me, my daughters and their husbands, grandchildren and everyone who knew her. To say she will be missed is an understatement of the greatest magnitude. Rest well honey until we are together again.” Love, Jerry

 

 


Dimitrios Sgouras

 

Dimitrios “Jim” Sgouras December 9, 1937 – December 11, 2021

***Visitation for Mr. Sgouras will take place Friday December 17th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills Illinois 60465 (Next to McDonald’s). The Trisagion Service will take place at 6:00 PM. Friends and Family asked to meet directly Saturday morning at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465, for the 10:00 AM Funeral Service. Jim will be laid to rest alongside his beloved wife Athanasia at Bethania Cemetery of Justice.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Jim’s name to the Koraes Student Assistance Fund by using the link provided. https://secure.givelively.org/donate/st-constantine-hellenic-orthodox-church/father-byron-koraes-student-assistance-fund

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO CAN NOT ATTEND THE CHURCH SERVICE AND WISH TO VIEW IT, PLEASE USE THE LINK PROVIDED BELOW FOR THE LIVESTREAM OF THE FUNERAL SERVICE AT STS. CONSTANTINE & HELEN CHURCH.

https://www.asimplestreaming.com/sgouras

Dimitrios “Jim” Sgouras 87 of Oak Lawn, passed away suddenly Saturday morning December 11th with family at his side. Devoted and Beloved husband of the late Anathasia for over 55 years. Loving father Steve Sgouras, Ageliki Sgouras, and Steve Bollos. Proud Pappou of Basileios, Dimitrios, and Aikaterini Athanasia. Beloved brother of Martha (the late George) Sotiropoulos, the late Hilas (Georgia) Sgouras, the late Andreas (the late Efrosini) Sgouras, and Stamatios Sgouras. Dearest theio of Kosta Sotriopoulos and Giannis Sotiropoulos, Giannis (Dionisia) Sgouras, Aggeliki (Dionisis) Andrikopoulos,.Panagiota Sgouras, and Sophia Sgouras. Great theio of Andreas Sgouras, Fotini Andrikopoulou, and Efrosini Andrikopoulou. May his memory be eternal. Visitation Friday December 17th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills Illinois 60465. The Trisagion service will be held at 6:00 PM. Friends and family asked to meet Saturday morning directly at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465, for the10:00 AM Funeral Service. Mr. Sgouras will be laid to rest alongside his beloved Athanasia at Bethania Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Koraes Student Assistance Fund. All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. For information please call (815) 462-0711 or (815) 260-0668 or go to www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Panagiotis Tritsarolis

 

Panagiotis Telemachos Tritsarolis March 3 ,1947 – December 7, 2021

Visitation for Mr. Tritsarolis will be held on Wednesday December 15, from 2:00 pm to 8:00pm at the Maher Funeral Home, 17101 71st Ave Tinley Park Il 60477 (1 Block East of Harlem Avenue on 171st Street).

His final resting place will be near his grandfather and his beloved Church of Panagia, in the mountains of Kefali Greece.

The Tritsarolis family kindly asks in lieu of flowers that you may consider a memorial contribution in Panagiotis’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research, by using the link below. You may use his daughter Mahi as the family E-Mail contact (mahi.tritsarolis@gmail.com).

http://stjude.org/donate

* MASKS WILL BE MANDATORY FOR THE SERVICES

Panagiotis Telemachos Tritsarolis, 74, of Chicago passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on December 7, 2021.
Panagiotis, nicknamed Markadasi, was born November 8, 1947 on Kefali of Kalamos Island, Greece. He began his legacy at 8 years old, herding goats where he was happiest, in the mountains of Kefali. After serving in the Greek military, he began working on Merchant Marine boats for 10 years, becoming the youngest chief steward and traveling the world. In 1976, he immigrated to America and settled in Chicago where he acquired Cal-Harbor Restaurant. He met his beloved wife, Donna, in 1982 and they were joined in marriage on February 14, 1984. Panagiotis and Donna worked together at their restaurant everyday until his brief retirement in September 2021. Panagiotis was looking forward to spending his retirement with his grandchildren, Phillip and Zoey who quickly became the highlight of his life. Panagiotis was a true family man who taught his wife and daughters the Greek language, traditions, customs and values. He exemplified his Greek culture with his filotimo to everyone he encountered. He was a true leventi and legend who will be indescribably missed by his family and all of his friends.
Panagiotis is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 37 years, Donna (nee Simmons), his daughters Chrisoula (Robbie) Kuntz and Mahi (Casey) Dugan and grandchildren, Phillip and Zoey. He was preceded in death by his parents, Telemachos and Chrisoula. Dear uncle both by blood and endearment of many. Loved and respected friend of countless people.
Visitation will be held on December 15, 2021 from 2-8pm at Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Ave Tinley Park 60477 (1 Block East of Harlem Avenue on 171st Street). His final resting place will be near his grandfather and his beloved Church of Panagia, where he often found refuge and comfort during the stormy nights while herding goats in the mountains of Kefali in Greece. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements, For information please call 815-462-0711 or 815-260-0668 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Nick Stavrakos

 

Nick John Stavrakos March 22, 1933 – December 2, 2021

Visitation Wednesday, December 8th from 9:30–10:30 a.m. at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 Roberts Road, Palos Hills, Illinois, 60465. Funeral service to follow at 10:30 AM.

IN LIGHT OF THE CURRENT HEALTH SITUATIONS, MASKS ARE MANDATORY FOR THE SERVICE!

Mr. Stavrakos will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery of Justice Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church.

Nick John Stavrakos, 88, of Oak Lawn passed away peacefully on Thursday with family at his side. Devoted and beloved husband of Martha (nee Kalogiannis) for over 61 years. Loving father of Maria, Janet (Rick) Flyer, Stephanie (George) Sigalos, and John (Janet) Stavrakos. Proud pappou of Arianna, Luke, and Katrina Sigalos and Niki Flyer. Loving brother of the late Dr. Charalambos (Maria) Stavrakos, the late Paul (Litsa) Stavrakos, Demetrios (Maria) Stavrakos, Fotini (the late Bill) Kliros. Dear brother-in-law of Georgia Kalogiannis. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Proud veteran of the United States Army. Born in Mavriki, Arcadia, Greece, on March 22, 1933, Nick immigrated to the United States in 1951. He was drafted into the US Army where he proudly served his country. After completing his studies at Devry Tech in Chicago, he accepted a position at ITT Kellogg and later Western ​Electric, where he worked as a supervisor of the electronics division. Subsequently, he became co-owner of restaurants Dutchie’s and Royal Inn in Oak Lawn. Still having an abundance of energy and not yet ready to settle into retirement, he advised and served other restaurants in the area. Nick was an avid gardener. His great joy was tending to his vegetables and flowers with his grandchildren (and granddog, Charlie, serving as his supervisor). Visitation Wednesday, December 8 from 9:30–10:30 a.m. at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 Roberts Road, Palos Hills, Illinois, 60465. Funeral service to follow at 10:30 AM. Mr. Stavrakos will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church. May his memory be eternal. All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc . For information please call (815) 462-0711 or (815) 260-0668 or go to www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Michael P. Munoz

 

Michael Paul Munoz April 11, 1970 – November 12, 2021

VISITATION: Visiting for Michael will be held Friday November 19, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Kurtz Memorial Chapel 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort Illinois 60423.

FUNERAL: Friends and family are asked to meet Saturday morning directly at St. Jude Catholic Church, 241 W 2nd Avenue New Lenox Illinois 60451, for the 9:30 AM Catholic Mass.

In lieu of flowers the Munoz family asks that you consider a memorial contribution in Michael’s name to BrainUp. Please use link provided or simply leave at funeral home with family.

****** Please use Michael’s own email address for the family contact at the giving site, so that they may be made aware of your generosity. Thank you, The Munoz Family

https://www.classy.org/give/338994/#!/donation/checkout mike.munoz0411@gmail.com

Michael P. Munoz 51, of New Lenox and formerly of South Holland passed away suddenly Friday November 12 at home. Beloved and devoted son of the late Dr. Tomas and Virginia Munoz. Dearest brother of Virgina (Fernando) Martinez, Thomas (Jaci) Munoz, the late Dr. Frank (Lucille) Munoz, Patricia (the late Raymond) Zulanas, Edward Munoz, Maria (Jonathan) Murawski, and Ricardo (Jennifer) Munoz. Fun loving uncle Michael of Tristan (Brandy), Matthew (Stephanie), Rebecca (Collin), Lia (William), Thomas, Adriana (Brad), Raymond (Taylor), Nina, Alyssa, and Ricardo. Great Uncle of Sloan, Henry, Sophia, Tessa, Kyla, Vera, Francesca, Josefina, Viviana, and Theo. Michael’s infectious laugh was only outweighed by his sense of humor. He will mostly be remembered for his love of family, especially his nieces and nephews. His passion for entertaining and cooking can only be out done by his bigger than life personality and infectious smile.   He will be deeply missed by friends and family alike. May his memory be Eternal! Visitation will be held Friday November 19, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Kurtz Memorial Chapel 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort Illinois 60423. Friends and family are asked to meet Saturday morning directly at St. Jude Catholic Church, 241 W 2nd Avenue New Lenox Illinois 60451, for the 9:30 AM Catholic Mass. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. In lieu of flowers the Munoz family asks that you consider a memorial contribution in Michael’s name to BrainUp. Please use link provided or simply leave at funeral home with family. Interment private. For information, please call 815/462-0711 or 815/260-0668

 

 


Dimitrios Hatzelis

 

Dimitrios Hatzelis August 18, 1946 – November 12, 2021

Visitation: Wednesday November 17th, 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a 6:30 Trisagion Service at Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Ave, Tinley Park, IL 60477 ( 1 Block East of Harlem Avenue on 171st Street).

Friends and family asked to meet directly at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465, Thursday morning November 18th for 10:00 AM Funeral Service. He will be laid to rest at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

The Hatzelis family kindly asks that you consider In lieu of flowers, making a donation in Mr. Hatzelis’s name (Dimitrios), to The Men of Carmel Fund of Mount Carmel High School. Please use the provided link or leave at funeral home while attending visitation.

https://www.mchs.org/men-of-carmel-fund

Dimitrios Hatzelis passed away peacefully with his family by his side on November 12th, 2021. Dimitrios was born in Thessaloniki, Greece on August 18th, 1946. Beloved husband of Valentina Hatzelis. Loving father (Baba) of Christine (Thomas) Hollingsworth, Wenonah (Dennis) Skibola, Laki Hatzelis, and Dimitrios Hatzelis. Loving grandfather (Papou) to Brock Hollingsworth, Rocco Skibola, and Carmella Skibola. Dimitrios was an avid soccer player in Greece. After traveling the world as a Merchant Marine, Dimitrios came to the United States. He worked as a plumber before entering into the restaurant business. He spent his retirement working alongside his family in their real estate business. Dimitrios was a proud family man survived by a strong and loving family. May his memory be eternal. Visitation: November 17th, 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a 6:30 Trisagion Service at Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Ave, Tinley Park, IL 60477 ( 1 Block East of Harlem Avenue on 171st Street). Friends and family asked to meet directly at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465, Thursday morning November 18th for 10:00 AM Funeral Service. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc entrusted with all arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Hatzelis’s name (Dimitrios), to The Men of Carmel Fund of Mount Carmel High School (Link provided above). For information please call 815/260-0668 or 815/462-0711.

 

 


James Babakitis

 

James Babakitis Feburary 11, 1927 – November 1, 2021

Servives for Mr. Babakitis will take plce all in one day on Friday November 5th. Visitation from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, 12307 Ridgeland Ave Palos Heights Illinois, 60458. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. and immediately following visitation. James will be laid to rest along side his beloved wife Maria at Evergreen Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Larabida Hospital or Honor Flight Chicago.

James Babakitis was born in New York City in 1927. He served in the US Navy during WWII at Samson Naval Base. He attended City College of New York graduating with a BS in Electrical Engineering. He met the love of his life Maria Retsinas in 1953 and were married for 54 years. He is survived by his children Christina and Peter and grandson Alex. Jim loved life and his family. May his memory be eternal. Visitation Friday November 5th from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, 12307 Ridgeland Ave Palos Heights Illinois, 60458. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. and immediately following visitation. James will be laid to rest along side his beloved wife Maria at Evergreen Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Larabida Hospital or Honor Flight Chicago, All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. For information please call (815) 462-0711 or (815) 260-0668 or go to www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


James Londos

 

James G. Londos May 10, 1935 – October 24, 2021

Services for Mr. Londos will take place all in one day on Monday November 1st. The visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 10301 South Kolmar Avenue, Oak Lawn Illinois, 60453. The Funeral service will begin after visitation and promptly at 11:00 AM. He will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery of Justice

In lieu of flowers the Londos family asks that you consider a memorial to a charity of your choice in Jim’s name.

James G. Londos, 86, of Burbank, Illinois. Born in Nestani Tripoli, Greece. Passed away peacefully Sunday morning with family at his side. Beloved husband of Athina (nee Reveliotis) for 60 years. Dearest father of George, Konstandin, and Maria. Loving uncle of many nieces and nephews across the United States as well as in Greece. James was known for his kindness and generosity. His infectious laugh was only outweighed by his sense of humor. He will be deeply missed by friends and family alike. May his memory be Eternal! Visitation will be held Monday November 1 st , from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 10301 South Kolmar Avenue, Oak Lawn, Illinois, 60453. The funeral service will begin after visitation promptly at 11:00 AM. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. In lieu of flowers the Londos family asks that you consider a memorial to a charity of your choice in Jim’s name. Interment Bethania Cemetery. For more information please call 815/462- 0711 or 815/260-0668.

 

 


Thomas Gay

 

Thomas Edward Gay November 6, 1954 – October 22, 2021

Services for Tom will take place in one day on Friday October 29th. Visitation will take place from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM at Lincolnway Christian Church, 690 East Illinois Highway 2754, New Lenox, Illinois 60451. Funeral Service will take place immediately after visitation and starting promptly at 6:30. The interment will be private.

In lieu of Flowers the Gay family kindly asks that you consider making a memorial contribution in Tom’s name to either of these charities by using the direct link; Lightways Hospice ( Joliet Branch) http://lightways.org or National Multiple Sclerosis Society http://nationalmssociety.org

Please use Tom’s son Steve Gay email; (Gays79@hotmail.com) for the Family contact when making Memorials.

Tom Gay, 66, of New Lenox passed away on October 22, 2021. Tom leaves behind his loving wife Linda, children Jason (Judy), Steve (Brooke), Doug (Jenny) and Lauren Sears (Danny), his grandchildren Odin, Cooper, Silas, Jack, Luke, Quinn and Ellie that he loved so very much. Tom is survived by his brother Rich (Helen) and sisters Janet Dawson, Karen Romanski (Ed) and Sandy Lukaszewicz (John). He is preceded in death by his mother Virginia and father Steve. Tom was born in Chicago and met his high school sweetheart Linda at Thornton High School. They started a family and moved to New Lenox. Tom was a car hauler for 30 years before multiple sclerosis (MS) started to impact his life. Even though MS took so much from Tom, he was a devoted Christian and inspirational person for many that knew him. He always had a smile on his face and words of encouragement for everyone he talked with. He was an active member at Lincolnway Christian Church where he maintained many great relationships. He loved watching and discussing the White Sox, Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks with everyone. He loved a good guitar solo and listening to Classic Rock. He also loved fishing and spending time at his cottage on Gunn Lake in Michigan. He will be missed by all since he truly was an inspiration to many people. He is no longer in pain, and we take comfort in knowing that he is standing and running through heaven. In lieu of sending flowers, please donate to one of the following: National Multiple Sclerosis Society Lightways Hospice (Joliet Branch) Orrico Kourelis Funeral services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements; for information please call 815/462-0711 or 815/260-0668 .

 

 


Stamatiki Papoutsis

 

Stamatiki Papoutsis February 20, 1920 – September 21, 2021

Visitation: September 25, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church 7560 S. Archer Road Justice, Illinois, 60458. Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. immediately after visitation. Internment Bethania Cemetery, Justice, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial contributions be made to Greek American Rehabilitation and Care Center, 220 First Street, Wheeling, Il. 60090 or to Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church.

Considering the pandemic and current variant situation, the family asks that people (and children over twelve) attend the funeral services ONLY if they are vaccinated. Thank you….

MASKS ARE MANDATORY FOR THE SERVICES

Stamatiki Papoutsis (nee Tzianos), Matriarch of the family, passed away peacefully on September 21, 2021. She was born on February 20, 1920 in Desylla, Messenia, Greece. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Papoutsis; Loving mother of Betty (Peter) Kourasis, Tom (Beth Ann) Papoutsis, James Papoutsis; Grandmother (Yiayia) to Lea (Sam) Mandarino, Tina (Nick Pavlidis) Kourasis, Elena (Dave) Salvi, Joey, Catherine, Paul, Andrew, and Mia Papoutsis; Great Grandmother (Granny) to Anna, Bella and Peter Mandarino, Alex and Luke Pavlidis, Leo and Mikey Salvi. Cherished aunt and friend to many. She came to the United States from Greece with her young family, persevered in her new country while raising her family and working as an accomplished seamstress. She instilled in her children family values, a strong work ethic and the belief in higher education as the key to success. She hosted and mentored extended family members when they came to the U.S. to pursue their education and career endeavors. She was an avid gardener and was admired for her extraordinary culinary and baking skills. Family events and celebrations gave her great joy. She was a world traveler and in her advanced age she bravely drove through the mountains of Greece to visit family and friends. Her kindness touched the lives of everyone she knew. May her memory be eternal. Visitation: September 25, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church 7560 S. Archer Road Justice, Illinois, 60458. Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. immediately after visitation. Internment Bethania Cemetery, Justice, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial contributions be made to Greek American Rehabilitation and Care Center, 220 First Street, Wheeling, Il. 60090 or to Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church. All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. For information and COVID protocols, please call (815) 462-0711 or (815) 260-0668 or go to www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Kristina Kalivas

 

Kristina “Christitsa” Kalivas November 30, 1928 – September 14, 2021

Visitation Saturday September 25, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM with the Trisagion Service 5:00 PM, at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway (Next to McDonald’s). Funeral Services will take place at St. Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church of Simiades, Mantineias Greece. She will be laid to rest alongside her Beloved Husband Georgios and her Dearest Son Christos in Metamorphosis of Our Lord Cemetery Greece.

In Lieu of Flowers The Vavilis and Gelis families kindly ask that you consider making a memorial contribution to Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church or The Greek American Rehabilitation & Care Center in Kristina’s name.

Kristina “Christitsa” Kalivas (nee Spiropoulos), Matriarch of the family, passed away at the age of 92 peacefully on September 14, 2021. She was born in Simiades, Arcadia, Greece on November 30, 1928. Beloved wife of the late Georgios Kalivas; Loving mother of Panagiota (John) Vavilis, Soula (Gus) Gelis and late son, Christos Kalivas. Cherished Yiayia (Grandmother) to George (Angie) Gelis, Joanne (Kostas) Karanastasis, Christ Gelis and Emmanuela Vavilis. Proud Great Grandmother to Christina, Konstantinos, Michael, Anastastia, Anastasios and Penelope. Dearest Sister of the late Pagona (the late Theodosios) Maglaris. Sister-in-Law of the late Christina (the late Vasilios) Gianniosis, the late Koralia (the late Panagioti) Dardagiannis, the late Pagona (the late Lazaros) Siamantouras. Fond Theia of many nieces and nephews. Being with her family was her greatest joy, she was a blessing to all. May her Memory be Eternal. Visitation September 25, 2021 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM with the Trisagion Service 5:00 PM at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway (Next to McDonald’s). Funeral Services will take place at St. Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church and Cemetery of Simiades, Mantineias Greece. She will be laid to rest alongside her Beloved Husband Georgios and her Dearest Son Christos. All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.  For information, please call 815/465-0711 or 815/260-0668 or www.orricofuneral.com 

 

 


Frances Apostolos

 

Frances M. Apolostos February 2, 1926 – September 3,2021

The Services for Mrs. Apostolos will take place all in one day on Thursday September 9th with Visitation from 10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon at Sst. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Funeral Service to begin Promptly at 12:00 Noon. Frances will be laid to rest along side her beloved Michael at Evergreen Cemetery of Evergreen Park Illinois.

The Apostolos Family kindly asks that in lieu of flowers that you may consider at memorial in Frances’s name to Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church.

FRANCES APOSTOLOS (nee Loulousis), Matriarch of the family, passed away at the age of 95 peacefully in her sleep on September 3, 2021. She was Born in Exochi, Argos, Greece on February 2, 1926. Beloved wife of the late Mike Apostolos; Loving mother of Demetra (Nick) Gotsis, Gus Apostolos, Jim (Stephanie) Apostolos, George (Vickie) Apostolos; Cherished Yiayia (Grandmother) to Athanasia (Michael) Petraski, the late Konstandena (Pete) Kritikos, Nicolette (fiance Tim Kimbrow), Michael, Luke, Anna Apostolos, FrancesMary (Graham) Loughead, and Allie Apostolos. “Super Yiayia” (Great Grandmother) to Michael and Metaxia Kritikos and Konstandean Petraski. Dearest sister of the late Ilias (Georgia) Loulousis and Chris (Barbara) Loulousis. Loving Thea of Kathy Loulousis. Cherished aunt and friend to many. Longtime active member and officer of Sts. Constantine and Helen PTA; Philopticos member of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Hegewisch. Her deep faith and love for Christ was the foundation of her life. Being with her family was her greatest joy. She touched the lives of everyone she knew, and was a blessing to all. May her memory be eternal. Visitation: September 9,10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 S. Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois, 60465. Funeral Service 12:00 Noon and Immediately after visitation. Interment Evergreen Cemetery Evergreen Park Illinois. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial contributions be made to Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church. All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. For information, please call 815/462-0711 or 815-260-0668 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Shirley Hummel

 

Shirley Mae Hummel January 17, 1932 – August 30, 2021

Visitation for Mrs Hummel will be held Tuesday September 7th from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills Illinois 60465 (Next to McDonald’s). Funeral service 7:30 PM. Shirley will be laid to rest at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery at a later date along side her beloved husband Donald.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed in her name to Lightways Hospice Inpatient Unit (formerly Joliet Area Community Hospice).

Shirley Mae Hummel, nee Setzke, 89, passed away peacefully at Lightways Hospice on August 30, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Donald; proud and loving mom of Susan Zielinski and Charles (Kim) Hummel; cherished grandma of Heather (Patrick) Crehan nee Hummel, Donnie (Olivia) Hummel, Julie (Josh) Limp nee Zielinski, Joey (Melissa) Hummel and Sarah Zielinski; great-grandma of Oliver Limp. Sister of LaVerne (the late Willard) Miltzow. Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews in Illinois, Alaska, Colorado and Pennsylvania. Preceded in death by dear parents Raymond and Margaret Setzke and brother Russell (the late Jenann). Shirley was born and raised in Chicago and graduated from Harper High School. She worked in retail sales for Wieboldt’s before becoming a comp operator for General Electric then a homemaker when her children were born. She was the ‘Kenneth Ave’ mom. They all seemed to gather there as she always had the cookies and treats. Always there with a towel for the wet faces in the pool. She was active in the PTA and a Girl Scout leader. A forever cheerleader for Charlie’s football and baseball games and Susan’s softball games. While Charlie taught Don and Shirley how to golf, Shirley encouraged Susan to golf and in their first round of golf, Susan beat Shirley by 7 strokes and Shirley never let her forget it. When Don retired, she enjoyed traveling and playing golf. She accomplished a major feat, a Hole in One and still has the ball and certificate to prove it! Her greatest joy was her grand children. She was so proud of each and everyone of them. As she was with her children, she was the forever cheerleader at as many events as she could. With Don they were the proudest grandparents at graduations. She was so proud and excited to witness and be a part of her grandchildren’s weddings. Lastly, to see the joy in her face meeting her first great-grandchild Oliver was priceless. We are grateful for wonderful care team of Lightways Hospice, caregivers of Polonia In Home Care and Newsome Home Health Care. Family and friends are invited to meet with the family on Tuesday September 7, 2021 from 3PM to 9PM with a service at 7 :30 at Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 S. Southwest Hwy Palos Hills under the kindest direction of Jim Seeberg. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed in her name to Lightways Hospice Inpatient Unit (formerly Joliet Area Community Hospice). Due to COVID restrictions, face coverings are required and visitation may be limited. Cremains will be interred with her husband at a later date at Abraham Lincoln Cemetery. For information please contact Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements 877-974-9201 or 815-462-0711 and www.orricofuneral.com. In the words of Shirley, may you always find the Christmas pickle and remember where you hid the last Easter egg…we’re still looking for it!

 

 


Devon Reno

 

Devon Robert Reno     November 19, 1937  –  August 26, 2021

Visitation for Mr. Reno will take place Tuesday August 31st from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The Maher Funeral Home, 17101 71st Avenue (1 Block East of Harlem on 171st Street) Tinley Park Illinois 60477. Friends and family asked to meet Wednesday morning directly at The First Baptist Church of Tinley Park, 7025 179th Street Tinley Park Illinois 60477 for the 10:00 AM Funeral Service. He will be laid to rest among family at  Mount Vernon Memorial Cemetery of Lemont.

 Devon Reno 83 of Country Club Hills, owner and CEO of Photo Electronics passed away peacefully surrounded by family early morning on August 26th. Beloved husband of 60 years to Donna Jean Reno (nee DeVries). Loving Father to Peter, Michael, and Paul. Dedicated father-in-law to Joy and Kathy. Loving Grandfather to Samantha, Zachary and Ayden. Dearest son of the late Robert and Mary Reno. A professional Photographer, Devon dedicated his work to the Photography Industry. His custom lighting systems for professional photography were known throughout the country. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Visitation for Mr. Reno will take place Tuesday August 31st from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The Maher Funeral Home, 17101 71st Avenue (1 Block East of Harlem on 171st Street) Tinley Park Illinois 60477. Friends and family asked to meet Wednesday morning directly at The First Baptist Church of Tinley Park, 7025 179th Street Tinley Park Illinois 60477 for the 10:00 AM Funeral Service. He will be laid to rest among family at  Mount Vernon Memorial Cemetery of Lemont. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted will all arrangements. For information please call 815/462-0711 or 815/260-0668.

 

 


Helen Sachs

 

Helen Louise Sachs August 8, 1931 – August 19,2021

The Memorial Visitation for Mrs. Sachs will take place on Sunday August 29, 2021 at The Maher Funeral Home, 17101 71st Avenue, Tinley Park, IL 60477 from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM. Funeral Service to begin promptly at 3:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks you to consider making a donation to the American Brain Foundation, in memory of Helen Louise Sachs by using the link provided below

http://www.americanbrainfoundation.org/

MASKS MUST BE WORN FOR THE SERVICES

Helen Louise Sachs (nee Calhoon), age 90 of Tinley Park, IL passed away peacefully at home August 19, 2021, surrounded by her family. Loving wife of 37 years to Fredrick Sachs. Beloved mother to Charles (Judy) Anderson, Diana (Stephen) Ware, Carol (Richard) Hoefs, Ronald (the late Huicha) Anderson, Paul (Dawn) West, Sharene (Rick) Dvoracek, Amy (Robert) Skrypek, the late David Anderson, and the late RuthAnn Anderson. Cherished Grandmother to Jeffrey (Lisa) Ware, Kevin (Alyssa) Ware, Robert (Meaghan) West, Tina (Christopher) Wischhover, Chase (Alex) Skrypek, John (Alexa) West, Brad Dvoracek, Connor Skrypek, Cara Dvoracek. Great-Grandmother to Roman, Sebastian, Charlotte, Bodhi, Lennon and Shay. Memorial visitation will take place on Sunday August 29, 2021 at Maher Funeral Home 17101 71 st Ave, Tinley Park, IL from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM. Funeral service to take place promptly at 3:00 PM. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. For information please call 815/462-0711 or 815/260-0668

 

 


Daniel J. Kwiat

 

Daniel J. Kwiat (Kwiatkowski), September 25, 1940 – August 18, 2021

The Visitation for Dan Kwiat will take place Sunday August 29th from 2:00pm to 8:00pm at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills, IL 60465 (located next to McDonald’s). Friends and family are asked to meet at the Funeral Home Monday morning at 9:00 AM for the procession to St. Patricia Catholic Church, 9050 S. 86th Avenue, Hickory Hills, IL 60457 for the 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial. Procession to Resurrection Cemetery in Justice, IL. to follow, where Dan will be laid to rest.

MASKS MUST BE WORN FOR BOTH SERVICES

In lieu of flowers, the Kwiat family kindly asks that you consider making a donation to S.R.Y.C. (Starved Rock Yacht Club) Charities, American Legion Marrs-Meyer Post 991, or Misericordia in Dan’s name.

Daniel J. Kwiat, 80, of Hickory Hills and Chicago, IL passed away Wednesday, August 18 th . Beloved husband of Carolann Kwiat (nee Bonior) for 52 years. Devoted father of Kevin (Jennifer) Kwiat, Sharell (Ken) Sandvoss, and Kimberly (Marc) Rieck. Beloved Grandpa of Jonathan, Julia, Tyler, Ryan, Alexis, Elaina and Gareth. Loving son of the late Charles and Rose Kwiatkowski. Dearest brother of Ralph (the late Phyllis) Kwiatkowski, and the late Charles (Irene) Kwiatkowski, the late Elaine (the late Pete) Lipa, and the late Alice (Stanley) Labak. Devoted friend and fond uncle to many nieces and nephews. Daniel was one of five children raised on the South Side of Chicago. He attended St. Anne’s Grammar School, and left Chicago to attend St. Bonaventure Minor Seminary for his freshman year. He returned to Chicago to graduate from Thomas Kelly High School in 1958. He studied at Bogan Junior College where he met his close friends for life, Bob Bitunjac and Rich Vish, who together with Dan, enlisted in the Illinois National Guard in August of 1963. In the mid 1960’s, Dan met Carolann Bonior, and immediately knew she was the love of his life. She was working at The Warner Corporation, and he encouraged her to join the Young Republicans, where they spent time together. He missed their first date in December of 1966 due to a skiing accident that left him with a broken ankle. After a misunderstanding of the situation and subsequent reconciliation fit for a sitcom episode, their courtship continued on crutches until their engagement in March. They were married November 11, 1967 at St. Camillus Church in Chicago. Dan received his Bachelor in Accounting from Northwestern in 1970 and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1973. After working for the State of Illinois, he started his own public accounting practice and was well loved by his clients. He served as presidents of the Illinois CPA Society South Chapter and the Hickory Hills Lions Club. ​He also dedicated his time to the Holy Name Society, as Leader of Song at St. Patricia, at the American Legion Post #991, and more recently as an active member of Starved Rock Yacht Club (S.Y.R.C.). Dan loved his toys, from his numerous vans to boats, campers and RVs. He was an avid collector of computers, staplers, video equipment, sewing machines, hats, skiis, lapidary tools and semi-precious stones. Dan was happiest when with extended family at the campground, boating on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, and spending time with “CLUB”, nurturing friendships that have surpassed more than half a century. He played piano and guitar, loved to sing alongside his siblings, and embraced his Polish heritage. He also traveled extensively and cherished the many trips made with family and friends, particularly joining Al and Maria Herman to fulfill his lifelong dream of visiting Poland in 1999. In his later years, he enjoyed watching his tomatoes grow and feeding the birds in the backyard. Dan was so proud of his three children and loved them deeply. From time spent in Indian Guides and Indian Princesses in their early years to supporting them as they built families and careers of their own. He was blessed with seven grandchildren with whom he shared his philosophies and life lessons. He was a gifted storyteller with a strong faith in God, quest for knowledge, positive attitude, and undying love for family. He was a cancer survivor who braved many physical battles, but his spirit never waned. Even as the world faced the COVID pandemic, Dan relentlessly sewed over 700 masks and distributed them to local healthcare centers and everyone he met. Dan was known for doing what he wanted, when he wanted, how he wanted. We are all lucky to have had him in our lives and he will be missed dearly. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. is entrusted with all arrangements. For further information please contact 877/974-9201 or 815/260-0668 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Robert Weitendorf

 

Robert Elmer Weitendorf August 13, 1934 – August 19, 2021

Services will be held all in one day on Tuesday August 24th, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon at Grace Lutheran Church of Willow Springs, 212 South Nolton Avenue Willow Springs Illinois 60408. Funeral service will begin promptly at 12:00 Noon. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. For Information please call 815/462-0711 or 815/260-0668.

Robert (Bob) Weitendorf, 87, of Romeoville, and formerly of Hickory Hills, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Thursday afternoon, August 19, 2021.  Bob was a beloved husband, devoted father and dedicated grandfather.  Bob was married to the love of his life, Bernadine (Bernie) nee Kurzawski, for 59 years.  Bernie survives him along with his sons Rob (wife Sandy) and Brett (wife Tammy).  He is also survived by his grandchildren Kyle, Austin, Stephanie and Gavin and 14 nieces and nephews. Bob was a loving brother to Elda (late), Norb, Artie (late), Elaine, and Kenny (late).  Bob dedicated his life to his family and community.  The joy of his life was his wife, children and grandchildren.  He loved spending time with them, was extremely involved in each of their lives and never missed an event.  Bob was very involved in his community over the years to include holding numerous leadership positions with Hickory Hills Youth Baseball and the local youth football team, Hickory Hills Rebels.  Bob held a special place in his heart for faith and service as active member and leader of Sertoma (Service to Man Kind). Throughout his 40 years of dedication to Sertoma, Bob served in many capacities to include president multiple times.  Bob also loved Grace Lutheran Church in Willow Springs where he was a parishioner for over 50 years and an Elder for many of them. Services will be held all in one day on Tuesday August 24th, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon at Grace Lutheran Church of Willow Springs, 212 South Nolton Avenue Willow Springs Illinois 60408. Funeral service will begin promptly at 12:00 Noon. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. For Information please call 815/462-0711 or 815/260-0668.

 

 


Marina Xenos

 

Marina Xenos March 5, 1947 – August 15,2021

The Visitation for Mrs. Xenos will take place Wednesday August 18th at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills Illinois 60465 (Next to McDonald’s). From 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM with the Trisagion Service at 6:30 PM. Friends and family asked to meet Thursday morning 9:45 AM directly at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos hills 60465 for the 10:00 AM Funeral Service. Marina will be laid to rest alongside her beloved Dennis at Bethania Cemetery of Justice.

ALL THOSE WHO ATTEND BOTH THE VISITATION ON WEDNESDAY, AND FUNERAL ON THURSDAY ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS!

The Xenos Family invites those of you who can not attend the services to view the Funeral Service via live-stream by clicking on the link below just prior to the Thursday 10:00 AM Church Service.

https://www.asimplestreaming.com/.mxenos

Marina Xenos, (nee Triantafillou), 74,  of Palos Hills, passed away peacefully on August 15th, after a three year valiant battle with cancer.  She leaves behind her children, Marietta (the late Michael) Igoe, Helen (Themis) Raftis, and Nick Xenos as well as her grandchildren Paul and Marina Raftis. Marina was born in Zakynthos, Greece, one of six children.  There, she met her husband Dennis.  Together they immigrated to the United States, which they were so proud to call home, and made a beautiful life for themselves and their children. Marina was a member of Saints Constantine and Helen from the Stony Island days.  All three of her children attended Koraes where Marina met and became close with so many people who shared her common background.  Those friendships endured and Marina was so loved by so many.  She was a wonderful friend, so she had wonderful friends.  She never said no to anyone and helped whenever and wherever she could.  She was active in the church, a member of Philoptohos and the choir for years. Marina was known in her circle for being a phenomenal cook. We all looked forward to eating anything that she made because there was no doubt it would be delicious. She loved to entertain, and gathered her friends often, for dinners, holidays, watching the Bulls. She frequently had card nights with her besties and boy did she love to gloat when she won!  She was an avid gardener, who couldn’t understand why her daughters didn’t have a green thumb.  She could talk to anyone about anything and loved learning new information. It was her great joy to discuss politics and economics when she could and welcomed opposing views. Marina’s family was everything to her.  She will be missed by them dearly and always cherished and remembered with so much love.  She is at peace now rejoined with her loving husband Dennis, and her son-in-law, Michael. The Visitation for Mrs. Xenos will take place Wednesday August 18th at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills Illinois 60465 (Next to McDonald’s). From 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM with the Trisagion Service at 6:30 PM. Friends and family asked to meet Thursday morning 9:45 AM directly at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos hills 60465 for the 10:00 AM Funeral Service. Marina will be laid to rest alongside her beloved Dennis at Bethania Cemetery of Justice. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. For information please call 815/462-0711 or 815/260-0668.

 

 


Maria Dremonas

 

Maria Dremonas March 11, 1927- August 7, 2021

Visitation for Mrs. Dremonas will take place Tuesday August 10th at Palos Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills Illinois 60451 (Next to McDonald’s) from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Trisagion Service 5:00 PM. Friends and family asked to meet directly Wednesday morning 9:45 AM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Maria will be laid to rest alongside her beloved James at Bethania Cemetery of Justice.

In lieu of flowers, The Dremonas family asks that you consider a memorial contribution in Maria’s name to Park Lawn Association. Checks/Donations can be made out directly to Park Lawn and given to family or sent to funeral home

Maria Dremonas (nee Marinakis) 94 of Hickory Hills and formerly of Kastri Kynourias  Greece, passed away peacefully into eternal life on August 7, 2021. Beloved wife of the late James Dremonas for over 45 years. Dearest mother of Dena Dremonas, Stella (Dennis) Bouros, Peter Demonas, Joanne (Byron) Olson, and Panos Dremonas. Loving Yiayia of Pete Bouros, Kristina Bouros, Byron James Olson, and Maria Josephine Olson.  Fond Aunt of many nieces and nephews. May her memory be eternal. Visitation Tuesday August 10th from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM at The Palos Gaidas Funerl Home 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills 60465 (Next to McDonald’s). Trisagion Service will be held at 5:00 PM. Friends and family asked to meet directly Wednesday morning 9:45 AM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465, for the 10:00 AM Funeral Service.  Maria will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery next to her beloved James. In lieu of flowers, The Dremonas family asks that you consider a memorial contribution in Maria’s name to Park Lawn Association. Checks/Donations can be made out directly to Park Lawn and given to family or sent to funeral home. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. For information please call 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Bill C. Kliros

 

Bill C. Kliros November, 25, 1935 – August 2, 2021

The services for Mr. Kliros will take place on Saturday, August 7th at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills, Illinois. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM and Funeral Service will begin promptly at 11:30 AM. Bill will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery in Justice, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, the Kliros family kindly asks that you consider making a donation to the American Cancer Society in memory of Bill.

****THE KLIROS FAMILY REQUESTS THAT ALL VISITORS TO CHURCH PLEASE WEAR MASKS

Bill C. Kliros, of Orland Park, and born in Tripoli, Arcadia Greece passed away peacefully on Monday, August 2, 2021 with his loving family by his side. Beloved and caring husband of Fotini (nee Stavrakos) for 56 years. Loving father of Tina, Christina (Thanos) Stavropoulos and Chris. Proud grandfather to Victoria, Michael, Natalie, Bill and Anna-Maria. Devoted son of the late Christos and Athena (nee Tsevas). Dear brother of the late Maria (Athanasios) Lahanas and Helen (Michael) Vlachos. Caring uncle of many nieces and nephews. May His Memory Be Eternal.

Visitation Saturday, August 7th from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills, Illinois 60465. Funeral Service will begin promptly at 11:30 AM. Bill will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery of Justice Illinois. All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. For information, please call (815) 260-0668 or www.orricofuneral.com .

 

 


Theresa “Pat” Hennigan

 

Theresa Ann Hennigan March 23, 1929 – July 30, 2021

Visitation Services for Mrs. Hennigan will be Tuesday August 3rd from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Avenue Tinley Park Illinois 60477 (1 Block East of Harlem on 171st Street). Friends and family are asked to meet Wednesday morning at Our Mother of Good Council Catholic Church, 16043 South Bell Road Homer Glen Illinois 60491 at 10:00 AM for the Mass of Christian Burial. Mrs. Hennigan will be laid to rest alongside her beloved Francis John and her dear son John Francis at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the Hennigan family kindly asks that you consider making a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by using the link provided and her daughter Kelly Zajac as the family contact ( Kellyzaj@comcast.net)

http://stjude.org/donate

Theresa Ann Hennigan “Pat” (nee Wiltgen) 92 of Lockport and formerly of Hickory Hills and Chicago, passed away Friday, July 30 th in the comfort of her home. Beloved wife of the late Francis John for 54 years. Devoted mother of Eileen (Thomas) Roe, Kevin (Gayle) Hennigan, Doreen Hennigan, Kathleen (Paul) Koch, Michael (Linda) Hennigan, James (Juanita) Hennigan, Kelly (Matthew) Zajac, and the late John (Susan) Hennigan. Proud Grandmother of Jennifer (Mike) Nelson, Heather (Adam) Kwasneski, Melissa (Sam) Anderson, Matt Roe, Kevin (Danielle) Roe, Amy Jeff) Kelly, Bill (Jessica) Hennigan, Lauren (Terrence Zubieta) Hennigan, Allyson (Patrick) Manion, Daniel (Allison) Koch, Jason (Colleen) Koch, Sean (Jennifer) Koch, Brittany Hennigan, Michael Hennigan, Brian Hennigan, Kayley (Justin) Wodarski, Megan (Connor Fahey) Zajac, Matthew Zajac, and Macy Zajac. Dearest great grandmother of 25. Loving daughter of the late Joseph and Marion Wiltgen. Dear sister of Phyllis (the late John) Dvoracek, the late MaryAnn (the late Cliff) Holsten, the late Fred (Ann) Wiltgen, and the late Vincent (the late LaVonne) Wiltgen. Dear Sister-in-law of the late Martin (the late Mary) Hennigan, the late James (the late Judy) Hennigan, the late Anna Mae (the late William) Corley, and the late Patsy Hennigan. Fond aunt to many nieces and nephews. Pat was one of five children raised in Chicago by Joseph and Marion Wiltgen. She showed her amazing strength early on, being born during the great depression and suffering rheumatic fever as a child. Her love for dancing at Viking Hall led her to her lifelong dance partner, Fran Hennigan. Pat and Fran married in 1951 and soon gave up their weekends dancing to raise eight children. As a true homemaker, Pat’s sewing skills, baking, and the meticulous homes she kept will not be forgotten. Later in life, Pat and Fran spent time traveling with friends and enjoying their second home in Fountain Hills, Arizona. These were truly her golden years as she always had a song in her voice when calling back home. She was a woman of great faith who started and ended each day in prayer. Pat was blessed to see 19 grandchildren grow ​into adulthood and hold 25 great grandchildren in her arms. But we are the lucky ones to have had her in our lives for so long.

Visitation Tuesday August 3rd from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Avenue Tinley Park Illinois 60477 ( 1 Block East of Harlem Avenue on 171st Street). Friends and family asked to meet Wednesday morning at Our Mother of Good Council Catholic Church, 16043 South Bell Road Homer Glen Illinois 60491 at 10:00 AM for the Mass of Christian Burial. Mrs. Hennigan will be laid to rest alongside her beloved Francis John and her dear son John Francis at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the Hennigan family kindly asks that you consider making a donation to The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by using the link provided and her daughter Kelly Zajac as the family contact ( kellyzaj@comcast.net ) http://stjude.org/donate Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. For information please call 877/974-9201 or 815/260-0668 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Sean Bruin

 

Sean Michael Bruin March 3, 1970 – July 28, 2021

The Visitation Services for Sean will take place Thursday August 5th from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at The Maher Funeral Home, 17101 71st Avenue Tinley Park Illinois 60477 (1 Block East of Harlem Avenue on 171st Street). Friends and family asked to meet directly Friday morning at SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church 608 Sobieski Street Lemont Illinois 60439, for the 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial. Sean will be laid to rest at Good Shepard Catholic Cemetery of Orland Park.

Sean Michael Bruin, 51, of Homer Glen, and formerly of Oak Lawn, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Wednesday afternoon, July 28, after a long and heroic battle with brain cancer. Beloved husband and best friend of Tracee Marie Bruin (nee Reidy) for over 23 years. Devoted father of Mick, Conor, Danny, Luke, Shane, and Rosie. Dearest son of the late Kevin and the late Patricia Bruin. Loving brother of Kevin (Alana) and Tim (Wendy). Dear son-in-law of Peggy Reidy (the late Pat) and brother-in-law of Pat “P.J.” (Sandra) Reidy, Terri (the late Mike) Ruddy, Colleen Reidy, & Katie Reidy. Fun loving uncle of Ryan, Zac, Aiden, Max, Jack, Kevin, and Clare. And, dear cousin and friend to many. Sean dedicated his life to his family. The joy of his life was his six children. He loved spending time with them, whether coaching them in baseball, basketball, and soccer or taking them on annual trips to the Dells that he looked forward to each summer. He spent many years as an Athletic Commissioner and Holy Name Society Member for Ss. Cyril and Methodius Parish. He was an avid Chicago sports fan. He was hard working, strong, persevering, and courageously faced difficulties with a cheerful disposition. He was his family’s hero and he will be in their hearts forever. Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Thursday August 5 th at Maher funeral Home 17101 71 st street Tinley Park Illinois 60477 (1 Block East of Harlem Avenue on 171 st Street). Family and friends are asked to meet Friday morning at 10:00 AM, directly at SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church located at 608 Sobieski Street, Lemont Illinois 60439, for the Mass of Christian Burial. Sean will be laid to rest ​at Good Shepard Catholic Cemetery of Orland Park. In lieu of flowers memorials will be made in accordance with the family’s wishes. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. For information, please call 815/462-0711 or www. Orricofuneral.com.

 

 


Eleni Angelos

 

Eleni Angelos August 10,1936 – July 20,2021

The Services for Mrs. Angelos will be held all in one day on July 26th 2021. Friends and family are asked to gather for the visitation beginning 10:30 AM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Funeral Service will begin promptly at 11:30 AM and immediately after visitation. Eleni will be laid to rest next to her beloved Tony at Bethania Cemetery of Justice Illinois.

Eleni Angelos (nee Politis) passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 20, 2021; Eleni has gone on to join her husband, Tony Angelos, of 56 years. She is survived by her children Cynthia (George) Kyriakopoulos, Peter (Noula) Angelos, John (Georgia) Angelos and 6 grandchildren Tony, Jessica, Billy, Petroula, Eleni and Stephanie. She was born in Amaliada, Greece on August 10th, 1936 to Asimo (nee Vlhochristopoulou,) a homemaker, and Yianni Politis, a Master blacksmith. Her first 25 years were spent in Greece, where she graduated high school and had many friends. She came to America in 1961 by ship to be with her only sister the late Constantina ( the late Tom) Poulos.  A dear friend, Gramatoula Janus, who was married to Asimaki, Tony’s cousin, took her to the Oak Lawn Snack Shop where her future husband, Tony, saw her and fell in love at first sight. He told everyone working he was going to marry “that girl”, which he did on July 29, 1962. Eleni was a loving sister-in-law of  the late Angelo (Katina) Angelos, Loula (the late NIck) Stolis, the late Amalia (the late Peter) Deligiannis, the late Nick (the late Popi) Angelos, the late Akrivi (the late Dr. John) Christakis and fond thea of many nieces and nephews. Eleni was very loved and will be missed by many friends and family, in Greece, Florida, and Chicago.The Services for Mrs. Angelos will be held all in one day on July 26th 2021. Friends and family are asked to gather for the visitation beginning 10:30 AM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Funeral Service will begin promptly at 11:30 AM and immediately after visitation. Eleni will be laid to rest next to her beloved Tony at Bethania Cemetery of Justice Illinois.  -Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. For any information please call 815/462-0711 or 815/260-0668 or www.orricofuneral.com-

 

 


Konstantinos Pappas

 

Κωσταντίνος Παππάς

Konstantinos “Gus” Pappas October 11, 1952 – May 13, 2021

The Visitation for Mr Pappas will take place Sunday May 16th from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at The Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Avenue Tinley Park Illinois 60477 (1 Block East of Harlem on 171st Street). The Trisigion Service will be held at 6:00 PM. Family and friends asked to meet directly Monday morning at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church 12307 Ridgeland Avenue Palos Heights 60463, for the 10:00 AM Funeral Service. Konstantinos will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery of Justice.

MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES DURING INDOOR SERVICES.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donations to the Cancer Research for Mr. Pappas by clicking on the link below.

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Konstantinos “Gus” Pappas 68, of Tinley Park , formerly of Greece (Neohori, Argolidas), passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with cancer on Thursday morning May 13th. Beloved husband of Panagiota (Penny) Pappas for over 45 years. Loving father of George (Maria) Pappas and Maria Pappas. Cherished pappou of Tinos and Eliana Pappas. Adored son of the late George and Sofia Pappas and brother of Bill (Fay) Pappas, Athanasia (Sam) Trahanas, Toula (Ted) Iliopoulos, Panagiota (George) Alafogianis, and Helen (Late Jim) Mantis.  Precious theio to many nieces and nephews and respected man to countless people in the community.
Konstantinos was truly the most loved man in the world. His bravery and perseverance during is ongoing battle with cancer was one that left his family, friends, and medical team in complete awe. He was a humble and caring individual whose compassion and selflessness made an everlasting impact on this world.
May His Memory be Eternal! Visitation Sunday May 16, 2021 from 2:00-8:00PM at The Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Avenue Tinley Park, Il 60477. The Trisigion Service will be held at 6:00 PM. Family and friends are asked to meet directly Monday morning at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church 12307 Ridgeland Avenue Palos Heights 60463, for the 10:00 AM Funeral Service. Konstantinos will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery of Justice. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. For information please call 815/462-0711 or 815/260-0668

Konstantinos “Gus” Pappas 68, of Tinley Park , formerly of Greece (Neohori, Argolidas), passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with cancer on Thursday morning May 13th. Beloved husband of Panagiota (Penny) Pappas for over 45 years. Loving father of George (Maria) Pappas and Maria Pappas. Cherished pappou of Tinos and Eliana Pappas. Adored son of the late George and Sofia Pappas and brother of Bill (Fay) Pappas, Athanasia (Sam) Trahanas, Toula (Ted) Iliopoulos, Panagiota (George) Alafogianis, and Helen (Late Jim) Mantis.  Precious theio to many nieces and nephews and respected man to countless people in the community.
Konstantinos was truly the most loved man in the world. His bravery and perseverance during is ongoing battle with cancer was one that left his family, friends, and medical team in complete awe. He was a humble and caring individual whose compassion and selflessness made an everlasting impact on this world.
May His Memory be Eternal! Visitation Sunday May 16, 2021 from 2:00-8:00PM at The Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Avenue Tinley Park, Il 60477. The Trisigion Service will be held at 6:00 PM. Family and friends are asked to meet directly Monday morning at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church 12307 Ridgeland Avenue Palos Heights 60463, for the 10:00 AM Funeral Service. Konstantinos will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery of Justice. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. For information please call 815/462-0711 or 815/260-0668

 

 


Ilias George Iliopoulos

 

Ilias “Loui” Iliopoulos March 19, 1947 – May 7, 2021

The Services for Mr. Iliopoulos will take place all in one day on Tuesday May 11th at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and Funeral Service will begin promptly at 1:00 PM. Loui will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery of Justice.

Ilias George Iliopoulos, known to family and friends as Loui Allen, age 74, passed away on May 7, 2021 with his loving family by his side. He was born March 19, 1947 in Louka, Greece to the late Dimitra (née Tsiagouris) and George Iliopoulos. Loui leaves behind his beloved wife of thirty-two years, Christine M. Iliopoulos (née Haerr). Loving father of Dimitra, Suzanne (Arthur) Tomczak, and Paige. Beloved brother of the late Demetrios (Eleni) Iliopoulos, the late Panagiota (Gus) Pappas, Vasiliki (the late Vasilios) Romios, the late Nicholas Allen, Yvonne (the late Demetrios) Kalantzis, Voula Allen, and Theodosios (Dimitra) Iliopoulos. Dearest uncle to many nieces and nephews. Loui was known for loving his family, the Cubs, his lotto, and of course the OTB. He was easygoing with a great sense of humor that will be missed by all. May His Memory Be Eternal. Visitation Tuesday May 11th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Funeral Service will begin promptly at 1:00 PM. Loui will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery of Justice Illinois All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. . For information please call 815/462-0711 or 815/260-0668 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Barbara J. Marx

 

Barbara J. Marx March 9, 1966 – April 30, 2021

Visitation for Mrs. Marx will take place Thursday May 6th, from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills Illinois 60451 (Next to McDonald’s). Friends and Family asked to meet Friday morning at the funeral home for at 10:00 AM Funeral Service. Barbara will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery of Justice Illinois. May Her Memory be Eternal!

In Light of the current health situations, Masks must be worn at all times and Social Distancing will remain in effect.

Barbara J Marx was born on March 9,1966 in Chicago, IL. Daughter of the Jeanne and the late Leonard Meissner. Barb met her future husband rollerskating at thirteen years old, always remembering it as it being love at first sight. She married her high school sweetheart, Michael Marx iv and was blessed with five children: Nicole (Louis), Melissa, the late Christine, Michael (Justyna), and Maria.
She was a longtime employee of her adored career at Southwest Airlines for almost 25 years. Her Southwest family was truly an extended family she loved and cared deeply for.
Barb thoroughly enjoyed every moment of life she was given. She was the life of the party, the sweetest, most genuine friend you would be lucky enough have, and the also an example of how we all should be living each day as if it were our last. It was not uncommon for Barb to be spontaneous and jump on a flight for a quick getaway at a moments notice to Florida or Las Vegas with her husband and kids. If she was not traveling,  you’d find her at home or the United Center cheering on her Chicago Blackhawks or her Las Vegas Knights with her husband and kids. We will greatly miss an amazing wife, mother, daughter, daughter in law, sister in law aunt, cousin, niece, and friend. Her smile and laugh will never be forgotten and her memory will be eternal. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. For Information please call 815/462-0711 or 815/260-0668

 

 


Gust S. Vallas

 

Gust Vallas March 11, 1927 – April 21, 2021

In light of the current health situations, the services for Mr. Vallas will be Private and reserved for family only. Visitation and Funeral Service will take place all in one day at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Palos Hills and he will be laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery of Evergreen Park Illinois. The Vallas Family thanks you for your prayers, support, and especially your patience during this difficult time. Most of all they wish for you and your loved ones to remain safe. May His Memory be Eternal!

Gust Vallas, 94 of Orland Park, Illinois passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday morning, April 21. Beloved and caring husband of Mary (nee Kogos) for 71 years. Loving father of Sam (Anastasia), Paul (Sharon), Dean (Renee) and Marianne (Alex) Kountoures. Proud and devoted grandfather of Dean, Theo, Alexis, Paul, Gus, the late Mark, Michael, Alysia, Jamie, Evan, Nadia, Elena, and John. Proud great-grandfather of Damon, Benjamin, Eve and Ezekiel.

Gust was born in 1927 to Greek immigrant parents Sam and Keratso Valesares and he was raised with his late brother Peter Valesares in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. He worked delivering groceries from his father’s corner store and at 18 years old enlisted in the United States Army during WWII where he served in a military intelligence division in Germany.

Upon his return from the war, Gust married Mary Kogos, and while raising four children he received his degree from DePaul University on the G.I. Bill. He later passed the CPA exam and established a private practice. In 1972, Gust opened the Country House Restaurant in Alsip and a second one in Chicago Heights, Illinois. He entually left the restaurant business to work in the Cook County Assessor James Houlihan’s office as a Senior Analyst in the Commercial and Industrial Division where he remained for 10 years until his retirement at age 80.

Gust spent his later years reading and enjoying his wife, children, and grandchildren. He will always be remembered for his understated strength, wit, wisdom, and faith.

Due to the current health situation, visitation and services will be private and reserved for family only. Gust will be laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church .​ https://www.stconstantinehelen.org/ Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. For information please call 815/462-0711 or 815/260-0668.

 

 


Dimitrios E. Frangos

 

Dimitrios Frangos September 14,1938 – April 9, 2021

The Services for Mr. Frangos will take place all in one day on Tuesday April 13th at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465, Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. The Funeral Service to begin immediately following and promptly at 11:00 AM. Dimitrios will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery of Justice Illinois. May His Memory be Eternal!

Masks must be worn at all times and social distancing will be in place.

Dimitrios Frangos 82, of Palos Hills, formerly and born of Kefalovriso, Argos Greece, passed away Friday morning peacefully with family at his side. Beloved husband of Maria (nee Bisbikis) for over 55 years. Dearest father of Amy (George) Manta and Frank Frangos. Devoted son of the late Emanuel and Fotini Frangos. Loving brother of Gregorios (the late Tasia) Frangos, and Georgios (Georgia) Frangos. Brother-in-law of Christine (the late Christos) Gianokopoulos, Vasiliki (the late Athanasios) Zouras, the late Dena (the late Niko) Lebetzis, the late John (the late Angela) Bisbikis, and Irene (Angelo) Moros. Fond thieo of many nieces and nephews in the United Sates as well as Canada and Greece. May his memory be Eternal.Visitation Tuesday morning April 13th, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60451. Funeral service to follow and will begin promptly at 11:00 AM. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. Dimitrios will be laid to rest at Bethania cemetery of Justice. For information please call 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com.         

 

 


Demetrios Dellaportas

 

Demetrios Dellaportas December 13, 1927 – April 8, 2021

The services for Mr. Dellaportas will take place all in one day at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church of Hammond Indiana. In light of the currant health situations the services will be private and reserved for family only. Mr. Dellaportas will be laid to rest at Elmwood Cemetery also of Hammond Indiana. The Dellaportas family thanks you for your prayers and support, and especially your patience during this difficult time. Most of all they wish for you and your loved ones remain safe. May His Memory Be Eternal!

The Dellaportas family kindly asks that you may consider a memorial contribution in Demetrios’s name to The Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation 676 N. St. Clair Chicago Illinois 60611.

Dellaportas, Demetrios Age 93. Passed away peacefully into eternal life on April 8th  , 2021. An incredible husband to Theodora (nee Armatas), father to Maria, Diana, Peter (Diane Karvelas), Tom Dellaportas, and Michelle (Matt) Pipikios, grandfather of Michael, Deirdre, Marc, Steven, Samantha, Nicole, Alexis, Theodora, James, Peter, and Peter. Brother of John, Konstantinos, Francesca (Mike) Halikias and uncle to many nieces and nephews. He joins his brothers John and Konstantinos, daughter Diana, and nephew Michael in the kingdom of heaven. Demetrios was born in Athens, Greece, but was raised on the Ionian island of Lefkada where his family had a farm. Demetrios proudly and courageously served as a lieutenant in the Greek Army. In his early adulthood, he voyaged to the United States where he first worked at his uncle’s steakhouse in Fort Worth, Texas and began his business studies at Texas Christian University. He married the love of his life, Theodora, in 1957 and they began their life together in Chicago. Demetrios’s laundromat business laid the groundwork for his career in real estate. However, Demetrios was best known for his big and adventurous personality with the most distinguished laugh that dominated the sound of every room. May his memory be eternal.

Visitation and Funeral Service will take place at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church of Hammond, IN. Demetrios will be laid to rest at Elmwood Cemetery of Hammond Indiana. Due to the current health situations the services will be private and reserved for family only. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. For information please call 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Pete Thiakos

 

Pete Thiakos July 4,1949 – March 31, 2021

Visitation for Mr. Thiakos will take place Sunday April 4th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The Kurtz Memorial Chapel of New Lenox, 102 East Francis Road New Lenox Illinois 60451. Trisagion Service t 6:00 PM. Friends and family are asked to meet 9:45 AM Monday morning April 5th, directly at All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, 102 North Broadway Street Joliet Illinois 60435, for the 10:00 AM Funeral Service. Pete will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery of Joliet.

Due to the Covid restrictions of 50 person maximum at Church, The Thiakos Family invites you to view the Funeral service for Pete via Live Stream by using the link provided at 9:50 AM Monday morning. https://asimplestreaming.com/thiakos

Pete Thiakos, 71 of New Lenox and born of Alexandro, Lefkada Greece, passed away Wednesday late evening March 31st peacefully at his home with his loving wife and family at his side. Beloved husband of Angela (nee Manolitsis) for over 51 ,years. Loving father of Maria (Tom) Wheeler and Sophia (Greg) Giesking. Proud and devoted pappou of Michael and Emily Wheeler. Dearest son of the late Dimitrios and Maria Thiakos. Dear brother of Tasoula (the late Socrates) Zavitsanos, the late Vasiliki Manolitsis, the late Nick (Sophia) Thiakos, and the late Eleni Thiakos. Brother-in-law of Theodosis (Ifigenia) Manolitsis. Fond theio of many nieces and nephews both here in the United States as well as Greece.  At the age of 16, Pete traveled by boat to the United States arriving to Chicago in 1966 where he began work at a local Greek owned restaurant. That was the start of Pete’s 53-year career in the restaurant industry. Pete owned a restaurant for several decades before going to work at Saint Joseph Medical Center Cafeteria, where his cooking was loved by many. Although Pete worked hard to build a life for his wife, Angela, and their two daughters in the United States, his love for his home country of Greece remained strong. His boisterous personality, sharp sense of humor and fierce work ethic will be remembered by all those who knew him. May His Memory Be Eternal. Visitation Sunday April 4th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 East Francis Road New Lenox Illinois 60451. Trisagion Service at 6:00 PM. Friends and family are asked to meet Directly Monday morning 9:45 AM at All Saints Greek Orthodox Church 102 North Broadway Street Joliet Illinois 60435, for the 10:00 AM Funeral Service. Due to the current Covid restrictions, a maximum of 50 persons will be allowed in the Church for the services. The Thiakos family invites you to view the Funeral Service via live stream on  https://asimplestreaming.com/thiakos 10:00 AM Monday morning. In lieu of flowers the Thiakos Family kindly asks that you may consider making a donation in Pete’s name to their beloved All Saints Greek Orthodox Church . Pete will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery of Joliet. Orrico Kourelis Funeral services Inc. handling all arrangements. for information please call 815-462-0711.

 

 


Tom Tounas

 

Tom ” Maki” Tounas April 7, 1956 – March 21,2021

Services for Tom will take place all in one day on Saturday April 3, 2021. Visitation will be held from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11028 South Roberts Road Palos Hills IL 60465. Funeral services will begin promptly at 12:30 PM. Tom will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery of Justice.

The Tounas family invites you to view the Funeral Services for Tom via Live stream by using the link provided. https://asimplestreaming.com/tounas

The Tounas family kindly asks that in lieu of flowers you might consider making a memorial donation in Tom’s name to “The Toys for Tots” which Tom held so dear to his heart. https://www.toysfortots.org/donate/

Tom, known in his hometown of Edessa, Greece as “Maki”, Tounas suddenly passed away on Sunday evening of March 21st. He was a devoted and beloved husband to Catherine (nee Izban) for 29 years; loving and proud Baba to Efthemia and Periklis; loving stepfather to Ryan and Matthew Pohl; dearly loved son of the late Periklis and Sofia (nee Palassis) Tounas; devoted brother to Evangelos (Susan) Tounas; cherished son-in-law to Roberta Willes; adored brother-in-law to Charles (Margaret) Izban, Carolyn (Mike) Ponder, and Cynthia (Joseph) Jurewicz; and loving uncle to Sophia Tounas, Andrew Izban, Joshua Jurewicz, Sarah Jurewicz, Greyson Ponder, and Julia Jurewicz. Tom was born in Edessa, Greece and moved his life to Chicago, Illinois in 1975. He quickly became a successful restauranteer of The Pit Rib House and established a beautiful life with his devoted wife “Cath.” Even though his foundation and family resided in Lemont, Illinois, he never forgot his roots in Greece which he travelled to yearly. Tom is a loving friend whose connections in Edessa were never forgotten. His love and passion for living life and developing friendships with everyone made him the genuine man he was. His kind-hearted spirit and memory will be eternal. Services for Tom will take place all in one day on Saturday April 3, 2021. Visitation will be held from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11028 South Roberts Road Palos Hills IL 60465. Funeral services will begin promptly at 12:30 PM. Tom will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery of Justice. For information please call 877/974-9201 or 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


William Cosmas

 

William “Bill” Cosmas September 21, 1936 – March 27, 2021

The Services for Mr. Cosmas will take place all in one day on Wednesday March 31st at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road, Palos Hills IL 60465. Visitation will begin at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM and Funeral Service will begin promptly at 12:30 PM. Bill will be laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery of Evergreen Park Illinois.

In Lieu of Flowers The Cosmas family kindly asks that you consider making a memorial contribution in Bill’s name to Sts Constantine & Helen or to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. https://www.stconstantinehelen.org/ or http://stjude.org/donate

William “Bill” Cosmas, 84 of Palos Hills and born of Parthenion, Tripoli, Greece passed away in the comfort of his wife on Saturday morning, March 27th. Beloved and caring husband of Katherine “Koula” (nee Diveris) of 58 years. Loving father to Bessie (Steven) Katsivalis and George (Amy) Cosmas. Proud grandfather to Katherine Katsivalis and Nicholas Katsivalis. Devoted brother to Gus (Loula) Chioros and the late James Chioros. Sweetest of uncles to Fr. George (Flora) Chioros, Bill (Joanne) Chioros, and Tina (Larry) Woods. Devoted Godfather to Peter (Janette) Fefles and Niko Visvardis. Fun-loving great-uncle to Dean, Deanna, Taylor, and Anthony. Cherished cousin to many in both Greece and Canada. “Mr. Bill’s” clever and joyful spirit live on in those who knew and loved him. After immigrating from Greece when he was fifteen, he went on to own and operate a coin laundry for many years while also supporting his brothers’ dreams to run their own businesses. Mr. Bill found time to travel to his cherished village of Parthenion almost yearly, and he took great pride in sharing his homeland with his wife, children, and grandchildren. After retirement, you could find Mr. Bill taking walks through the mall and solving the world’s problems with his buddies at the “kafeneio.” He will always be loved and remembered for the way he made others laugh, and his kind and gentle presence will be deeply missed. Visitation will take place Wednesday, March 31st from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. The Funeral service will begin promptly at 12:30 PM. Masks must be worn at all times and social distancing is still in place. All attendees will be required to sign in. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations will be made in Mr. Bill’s name to Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For information (815) 462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com.

 

 


John Henry Hills

 

John “Jack ” Hills  November 28, 1943  –  March 21, 2021

Visitation for Mr.. Hills will take place Friday March 26th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Avenue Tinley Park Illinois 60477.  (1 Blk East of Harlem on 171st Street)

Friends and Family asked to meet Saturday Morning 9:15 AM directly at St. Stephen Deacon & Martyr Catholic Church for the 9:30 AM Funeral Mass. YOU MUST SIGN UP AT THE CHURCH WEBSITE IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND THE MASS. YOU MAY USE THE LINK PROVIDED. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094DA9A62EA4FD0-john

You may also view The Funeral Mass via Live stream by using the Link https://asimplestreaming.com/hills

  John “Jack” Henry Hills, age 77, died peacefully on March 21, 2021 surrounded by his family and friends. Born in New Albany, Indiana, the child of William and Rosemary Hills. In 1962 he graduated from De La Salle Institute in Chicago, Illinois. John is survived by his wife of 54 years Patricia Hills (Masterson). Devoted father of Michael (Nancy) Hills, Michelle (Jim) Pranckus and John (Chris) Hills. Proud and glowing papa Alexi Pranckus, Jack Pranckus, Brendan Pranckus, Lainey Pranckus, Griffin Reidy and McKenna Hills. Beloved brother Richard (Margaret) Hills and the late William (Marilyn) Hills; uncle of many nieces and nephews. John was devoted to his family and loved being a husband, dad and papa. Proud member of Plumbers Local 130 United Association for 55 years and 49er’s Social Athletic Club.  Visitation Friday March 18th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Ave Tinley Park Illinois 60477. Friends and family asked to meet Saturday morning directly at St. Stephen Deacon & Martyr Catholic Church 17500 84th Avenue Tinley Park IL 60487, for the 9:30 AM Mass of Christian burial. ALL ATTENDEES MUST SIGN IN USING CHURCH WEBSITE OR LINK PROVIDED ABOVE.  Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. Inurnment Good Shepard Catholic Cemetery.In lieu of flowers donations can be made to De La Salle Institute by calling 312-842-7355 ext 152 or make a donation online at De La Salle’s giving website or Rainbow Hospice at

 

 


John A. Boyle

 

John Boyle October 19,1939 – March 14, 2021

Visitation for Mr. Boyle will take place Thursday March 18th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Ave Tinley Park Illinois 60477. (1 Block east of Harlem on 171st Street)

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial we be held Friday morning 10:30 AM. Friends & Family asked to meet directly at Our Lady of The Woods Church 10731 W 131st Street Orland Park Illinois 60462. If you plan to attend the funeral Mass you must sign in on the church website and fill out all information. PLEASE USE https://ourladyofthewoods.org

You are also invited to view the Funeral Mass via Livestream by using this link https://asimplestreaming.com/boyle Friday morning March 19th at 10:25 AM Central Standard Time

In lieu of flowers The Boyle Family kindly asks that all memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in John’s name. Please use link provided and Michael Boyle as Family contact https://act.alz.org    Michael Boyle 12924 Sycamore Lane Palos Heights Illinois 60463

 John Boyle 81, of Palos Heights and formerly Hickory Hills passed away peacefully Sunday morning with family at his side. John is survived by his beloved wife Sheila (nee Mehigan) of 56 years, their five children and 17 grandchildren. Kevin & Karen ( Mary Kate, Megan, Timothy, Liam); John (Jack, Ellie); Michael & Ann ( Mairead, Kate, Eamonn, Molly); Michelle & Thomas Cox ( Margo, Ryan, Erin, Brendan); Matthew & Erin ( Emmet, Claire, P.J.). He was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Margaret Boyle. Loving brother of the late Edward, P.J. (the late Betty), Marguerite (late Robert) Tully, and the late Kathleen Mack. Brother-in-law of the late Dennis (Carol) Mehigan, and Rita (the late Richard) Schnettler. Fun loving Uncle John to many nieces and nephews. John was a proud graduate of Visitation, Leo H.S. and Loyola University. Visitation Thursday March 18th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Ave Tinley Park Illinois 60477. Friends and family asked to meet Friday morning directly at Our Lady of the Woods Church 10731 West 131st Street Orland Park Illinois 60462 for the 10:30 AM Mass of Christian burial. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. For the in lieu of flowers, livestream, and funeral Mass sign up information, please go to www.orricofuneral.com or 815-462-0711

 

 

 


Ted Baffes

 

Eleftherios “Ted” Baffes  April 8, 1940 – February 23, 2021

In light of the current health situations, funeral services for Mr. Baffes will be held all in one day. Visitation will be Tuesday March 2nd, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. The Funeral service will begin promptly at 1:00PM. Masks must be worn at all times and social distancing is still in place. All attendees will be required to sign in. Ted will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery of Justice.

The Baffes family kindly asks that in lieu of Flowers you may consider making a memorial contribution to Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church In Ted’s Name..   

Eleftherios “Ted” Baffes, 80 of Palos Park and born of Alea Tagea Greece, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, February 23 with family at his side. Devoted and beloved husband of Andrea (nee Revell) for 53 years. Loving father of Nick (Jane) Baffes, Stacey Kilias, and Georgia Baffes. Dearest and proud Papa of Vivian, Lefteri, Georgia, Andrea, and Andriana. Loving son of the late Nicholas and Anastasia Baffes. Dear brother of the late Peter (Tasia) Baffes, the late Bessie (the late John) Vergados, and the late Bill (Connie) Baffes. Fond brother- in-law of Athena Sehremelis, and Philip (Marge) Revell. Fun loving “Uncle Ted” to many nieces and nephews. Ted was the co-founder and longtime proud owner of Mickey’s Gyros. He found peace in the outdoors and enjoyed his hunting. Of course there was an occasional trip to Vegas and the countless family adventures and vacations. His wife, his children, and especially his grandchildren always came first, and spending time with them was above all. He will forever be known for his infectious smile and wonderful nature, and was a tremendous friend to so many people. Ted and his smile will be deeply missed by family and friends alike. May His Memory Be Eternal! In light of the current health situations, funeral services will be held all in one day. Visitation Tuesday March 2nd from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. The Funeral service will begin promptly at 1:00PM. Masks must be worn at all times and social distancing is still in place. All attendees will be required to sign in. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. Interment Bethania Cemetery of Justice. In lieu of flowers, donations will be made in Teds name to Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church. For information 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com .

 

 


Lefteris Vasilopoulos

 

Lefteris Vasilopoulos   August 29, 1943 – February 19, 2021

The Services for Mr. Vasilopoulos will take place all in one day. Visitation Thursday February 25th from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church 12307 Ridgeland Avenue Palos Heights Il 60463. The Funeral Service will start promptly at 11:00 AM. Lefteris will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery of Justice.

The Family invites you to join the Funeral Service virtually by using the livestream link provided below.  

https://asimplestreaming.com/vasilopoulos

Eleftherios G. Vasilopoulos, born August 29, 1943 in Roino, Arkadias Greece. Passed away peacefully Friday, February 19, 2021. Devoted and beloved husband of Tasia (nee Argyropoulos) for 52 years. Dearest father of Theodora (Kostentinos) Govas, Kasiane (Wayne Brezovar) Vasilopoulos and Maria (Raymond, Jr) Vasilopoulos-Deitelhoff. Loving and proud Pappouli of Dimitri, Anastasia and Eleftheria. Beloved son of the late Konstantinos and Kasiane Vasilopoulos. Dear brother of Angelo (Vicky), Niki (Panayioti) Neofotistos, Christina (late Grigori) Michael and Panayioti (Irini). Dear son-in-law of the late Sotiros and Konstantina Argyropoulos. Brother-in-law of Toula (Yanni) Papatsakonas and Xristo (Stavroula) Argyropoulos. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews; cherished friend to many. Through his passion for the “klarino” he began VASILOPOULOS ORCHESTRA and created lifelong memories for many generations. You will forever be in our hearts. We love you very much. May your memory be Eternal. Visitation Thursday February 25th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, 12307 Ridgeland Avenue Palos Heights Illinois 60463. Funeral Service will start promptly at 11:00 AM. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. Interment Bethania Cemetery of Justice.In lieu of flowers, donations will be sent to Agios Georgios church in Roino, Arkadias Greece. For information 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com .

 

 


Richard J. Keating

 

Richard John Keating  January 30, 1942  – February 18, 2021  

Visitation services for Mr. Keating will be held on Monday February 22nd at The Maher Funeral Home, 17101  71st Ave Tinley Park Illinois 60477 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Service will be Tuesday morning February 23rd. Friends and Family are asked to meet directly at Our Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Church for an 11:00 Mass of Christian Burial. Father Thomas Mulcrone, Chicago Fire Department Chaplin Officiating.

In lieu of flowers the Keating family askes that you might consider making a memorial donation in Dick’s name to The Autism Speaks Foundation by using the link provided below. 

Please use BRIAN KEATING as family contact with his email Brian.Keating@roberthalf.com

https://www.autismspeaks.org/?form=donate

You may Virtually  Join the Family for The Mass of Christian Burial using the livestream link at 10:50 AM on Tuesday Morning.  https://asimplestreaming.com/keating

Richard “Dick” Keating, currently of Orland Park and previously Chicago’s southside, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021. Despite the loss, his family rejoices in his full life that touched so many. Dick was a proud graduate of St. Sabinas Grammar School and St. Rita High School. He developed relationships at those schools and in this neighborhood that lasted a lifetime. The most important relationship was when he met Judy Moran, who would become his wife of 55 years. They met, married, and built a wonderful life together on the southwest side of Chicago. Devoted to their Catholic faith, they educated their children in the Catholic school system through high school, and continued to be involved in their parishes throughout their life together. The faith based, loving home they created grew to include three children, Mary Frances (Mitch) Ciezczak, Richard Jr. (Caroline Sievers), and Brian (Sally LoChirco). Later in life, the family expanded to include nine grandchildren, making him a proud Papa of Matt, Jack, Riley, Megan, Brennan, Caleigh, Erin, Xander, and Kiera. In addition to being dedicated to family and faith, Dick also began his career in the Chicago Fire Department in 1966. He was awarded the Lambert Tree in 1979, the City of Chicago’s highest award for bravery, for saving a family of 5 when their house was engulfed in flames. Dick rose to the rank of Deputy District Chief, and retired in 2004. While in the fire department, he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science from Southern Illinois University, and mentored many other firefighters under his command. Dick’s interests also included all things related to the Irish culture in Chicago, including the history of his grandparent’s journey to Chicago. He also enjoyed White Sox baseball, Blackhawks hockey, Duke basketball, and all of his grandchildren’s activities . Devoted son of the ​ late Bernard and Mary Catherine. Loving brother of Mary (Bob) Giczewski, Kathy (Paul) Becker, the late Tom CPD (Mary Anne), Patricia Keating, Bernadette (Art) Smigielski. Fond uncle to many nieces and nephews, friend and mentor to countless others. Visitation Monday February 22 nd at Maher Funeral Home, 17101 71st Ave, Tinley Park, IL 60477 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Family and friends asked to meet Tuesday morning directly at Our Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Church at 11:00 am 16043 S. Bell Rd., Homer Glen, IL 60491, for the Mass of Christian Burial. Interment Good Shepard Catholic Cemetery Orland Park. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. Please make memorials in Dicks name to Autism Speaks and view the live stream funeral Mass by visiting www.orricofuneral.com other info 815-462-0711 ​ other info 815-462-0711 .

 

 


Dennis D. Xenos

 

Dennis D. Xenos  April 24, 1943 – February 17, 2021

The Services for Mr. Xenos will take place all in one day. The visitation will be Monday February 22nd from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. The Funeral Service will begin promptly at 11:00 AM. Dennis will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery of Justice Illinois.

In light of the current health situations only 50 people at a time will be allowed in the Church. THE FUNERAL SERVICE IS PRIVATE AND WILL BE RESERVED FOR FAMILY ONLY. This is in accordance with the State of Illinois CDC regulations and The Greek Metropolis Of Chicago. 

The Xenos Family invites you to view the Funeral Services for Dennis by clicking on the link provided below approximentaly 10:50 AM Monday February 22nd.

https://asimplestreaming.com/xenos

Dennis D. Xenos, 77, of Palos Hills, IL and born in Exohora, Zakynthos, Greece, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, February 17th after a valiant fight of almost two years with pancreatic cancer. He was the beloved husband of Marina (née) Triantafillou, for over 50 years; the cherished father of Marietta (Michael) Igoe, Helen (Themis) Raftis, and Nick Xenos; loving grandfather to Marina and Paul Raftis. Dennis was born in Zakynthos in 1943, to a large family of four brothers and one sister. At only 13 years old he left for Athens, on his own, to go to school and work to support his family. This established a work ethic he continued throughout his lifetime. He traveled quite a bit with the Merchant Marines of Greece and loved to regale others with his stories of that time. Dennis was always generous, kind, and had a beautiful, heart-felt smile at the ready for anyone he encountered. He loved his Chicago Bulls (no matter how bad they got), fishing, was undefeated at dominoes and backgammon, and was the life of any party. He will be remembered as a loving father and husband, a wonderful provider, and a genuine friend. He will be deeply missed and forever loved. Visitation Monday February 22nd 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Funeral to begin promptly at 11:00 AM.  Interment Bethania Cemetery of Justice. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. Handling all arrangements. For information please call 815-462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Joan E. Lamaster

 

Joan Elaine Lamaster  June 21, 1938 – February 13, 2021

Visitation for Joan will take place Thursday February 18th from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at The Lack & Sons Funeral Home 9236 South Roberts Road Hickory Hills Illinois 60457. Funeral to take place Friday morning February 19th, with guests arriving at 10:00 AM. Prayers and Chapel Service will begin promptly at 11:00 AM with Pastor Don Borling officiating.

Masks must be worn at all times for both services.

In lieu of flowers the Lamaster family asks that you consider making a donation to The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by using the link provided and Joan’s daughter Michelle Gaines as the contact, michelleg89@comcast.net.

http://stjude.org/donate 

On Saturday February 13th our dearest mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister was carried gently into Jesus’ arms at the age of 82. Joan Elaine Lamaster (nee Wainwright) wife of the late Leonard Lamaster and mother to the late sons Joseph Lamaster and Leonard Lamaster Jr. Devoted mother to Kim Jackson, Dawn (Dave) Coutts, Cliff Lamaster, Michelle (the late Don) Gaines, Chris (Ronald) Glockler, Keith (Kelly) Lamaster, and Jerry (Anna) Lamaster. Cherished Grandma to, Sheila (Dave) Brown/Herrmann,  Lenny Lamaster, Michael Jackson, Hollie Guevara,  Nikki Mynhier, Amanda (Tony) Cervantes,  David Coutts, Jacob Coutts, Jacki (Stefan) Groebel, CJ (Lindsey) Lamaster, Kaitlyn Lamaster, Meaghan Gaines, Donald Gaines Jr, Cassandra (Will) Jarosz, Ronnie Glockler, Luke Glockler, Adam Glockler, Paige (Corey) Holzman, Keith Lamaster, Kristofer Lamaster, Alyssa Lamaster,  Victoria Lamaster, Alivia Lamaster, Marissa Lamaster and Liliana Lamaster. Cherished great grandma to Nathan, Shawn, Brandon, Justin, Brenden, Kalli, Abbey, Caden, Logan, Madi, Cameron, Dominic, Elli, Jr, Cataleya, Thor, Aaron, Layla, Finn, Mackenzie, Lena, Malcolm, Alice, Beckett, and Aubree.  Joan was born on June 21, 1938 to Walter Wainwright and Edna Louise Wainwright (nee Bingham). She then married the love of her life, Leonard Lamaster on December 18, 1955, together they started their family with 9 children.  Joan was 38 with her youngest child being only 3 months old when the unthinkable happened. The love of her life passed away, leaving her with 8 young children to raise on her own. She spent the rest of her life doing all she could for her kids. She devoted herself completely to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Joan was always full of love and laughter. Her presence would fill a room with joy. She shared so many wonderful memories with everyone who crossed her path at one point or another. Her legacy will live on through all of those memories and stories we continue to share. If  love alone could have kept her here, she would have lived forever. Visitation is on Thursday February 18th from 3:00p.m – 9:00p.m. at Lack & Sons Funeral Home, 9236 S. Roberts Rd. Hickory Hills. Funeral service on Friday February 19th at 11:00a.m. at the funeral home. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. For information please call 815/462-0711 or 815/260-0668 or www.orricofuneral.com.  Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers memorials to be made to St. Jude

 

 


Beniamino Mario Ritacca

 

Beniamino “Benny” Ritacca  March 12, 1950 – February 8, 2021

In Light of the current health situations, services for Benny will take place all in one day. Visitation Thursday February  11th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The Conboy- Westchester Funeral Home 10501 West Cermak Road, Westchester Illinois 60154. The interment will be Private and for family only.

The Ritacca Family deeply appreciates your prayers and patience during these most trying times. Most of all they wish for you, your family and your loved ones to be safe.

Maximum of  50 people allowed in the chapel at one time and all attendees must wear masks.

In Lieu of Flowers please consider making a memorial contribution in Benny’s name to St. Jude Children Research Hospital by using link provided.

http://stjude.org/donate

Beniamino Mario Ritacca, “Benny” age 70, passed away peacefully Monday morning February 8th at his home in North Riverside with his loving children at his side. Residing in North Riverside and formerly Berwyn, Benny was born in Zumpano, Calabria Italy. Beloved father of Jessica (Kevin) Skinkis, Anthony (Pina nee Toscano) Ritacca, and Deanna (Kevin) Melvin. Devoted “Grandpa Benny” of Richie and Rosie Skinkis, Nicolette and Rocco Ritacca, and Mia and Luke Melvin. Former husband and lifelong friend of Beth Ritacca (nee Driscoll). Loving son of the late Santo and Esterina Ritacca and brother of Fran Sofia and the late Carmen Ritacca.. Fun loving cousin Benny and dear uncle to many. Along the ​ years Benny had many passions in his life. He was proud to have been an immigrant to the United States who can say that he not only owned one, but two successful businesses in his life time. Both Benny’s Headquaters in Berwyn and Rascals Restaurant of LaGrange Park were not just serving random customers. The patrons were always more like extended family. He was very passionate about his work, but nothing compared to his devotion to his children and grandchildren. Benny could often be found in the kitchen with the kids making his famous meatballs or baking cakes. From baseball to soccer, or softball to dance and even football, Grandpa Benny never missed a sporting event for any of his grandkids. Taking time along the way for himself to golf with friends and family and occasionally fishing with cousin Mario always put him at peace. One of his favorite quotes was “ I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken!” His love for the holidays shines through in every family tradition and memory we have. Coloring Easter eggs, carving pumpkins, hanging Christmas lights, cooking meals, and Fourth of July festivities were just a few of his favorite things! He shared so many wonderful memories with everyone who crossed his path at one point or another. His legacy will live on through all of those memories and stories we continue to share. ​ Visitation Thursday February 11th, from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The Conboy- Westchester Funeral Home 10501 West Cermak Road Westchester Illinois 60154. Interment will be Private. In lieu of flowers, consider making a memorial contribution in Benny’s name to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. http://stjude.org/donate. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with arrangements. For information 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com .

 

 


Harry Mark Petrakis

 

Harry Mark Petrakis  June 5, 1923 – February 2, 2021

Due to the current health situations, the services for Mr. Petrakis will take place Privately Monday February 8th at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 12:30 PM. He will be laid to rest with his beloved Diana at Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Park Illinois.

You are invited to view the Funeral Service by using the livestream link provided  https://asimplestreaming.com/petrakis

The Petrakis Family would like to thank you all for  your prayers and support and you patience during this most difficult time. Most importantly they wish for you and your loved ones to be safe.

All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. For additional information please call 815-462-0711 or 815-260-0668

 

My father, Harry Mark Petrakis, passed away last night, Tuesday, February 2nd at the age of 97 at his home in Dune Acres, Indiana. Such a long life has many beginnings. He came very close to dying when he was 12 years old having contracted children’s tuberculosis. During his two-year period of convalescence at home, he became a voracious reader and inveterate fantasist and then ultimately, after many long years filled with difficult and highly dramatic detours, a celebrated writer, author of 24 books, a majority of which were works of fiction. He, along with my mother Diana, who passed on Christmas Day of 2018, were kind and generous parents. As far as I was concerned, there was little to fault them, but that love wouldn’t quickly correct it. There was also little judgment and little fear in their parenting and I think that same approach was passed down to myself and my two wonderful brothers… just as it radiated outward to encircle our large Chicago Greek family that gave us in return much love and no shortage of amusements as we were growing up. Having read and so closely studied the lives and words of wise men, it was rather inevitable that he would become one eventually, which he did, although he never stopped fretting about mistakes he had made and questioning whether he had done enough or had acted as judiciously as he might have. Prior to yesterday, he had rather miraculously survived 50 days w/o food… but it was also a period of quietude for him with few disruptions, as he was closely watched over by my brother Dean, niece Adriana and his devoted caregiver, Arnel. This slow and peaceful time allowed him the room to grow more attentive to his growing companion, Death as the two of them wandered through the vaulted halls of his earthly memories, also bursting with countless fictional characters of his own creation. He was not in pain as he approached the end; neither was he on medications… except for 6 hours of morphine yesterday. His mind remained lucid as well, right up until a day ago when he surrendered the ability to speak. He passed away imperceptibly… “like the flutter of a sparrow’s wing…” seemingly without struggle… with my Chicago brother, John and his wife, ​ Linnie, by his bedside. I believe he passed from one state of consciousness into another without too much fear for what awaited him there. May we all be so fortunate and free. Peace and boundless love to his beautiful spirit and to his gentle and artful soul. June 5,1923 – February 2, 2021 https://harrymarkpetrakis.com                                                               

…..MARK PETRAKIS

 

 


Joseph John Connolly

 

Joseph J. Connolly  May 27, 1957 – January 31, 2021

A Catholic Funeral Mass will be held February 5, 2021 at St. George Church in Tinley Park, IL Due to the current health situation and restrictions by the Church, the number of people is limited and will be by invitation only. Masks will be required.

Due to the current Health Situation and the services being reserved for family only, The Connolly’s invite you to view the Funeral Mass via Livesteam by using the link provided. Please Click below on Friday January 5th at 10:00 AM to view funeral Mass.

 https://asimplestreaming.com/connolly

In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation in Joe’s name to  Rosecrance Substance Abuse and Mental Health treatment.

http://rosecrance.org/foundation/give/

 Joseph J. Connolly, age 63, of Tinley Park, IL passed away suddenly on January 31, 2021. Joe was a member of PipeFitters Local 597 since 1978. He liked animals, nature, and spending time in the outdoors, especially in Wisconsin with his brothers and helping out at Oak Brook Farms. He also regularly helped family members with various home projects. He was an active member of the Sons of American Legion through the Tinley Park American Legion Post 615, where he liked to cook and help make meals for the Manteno Veterans Home and other events. Joseph is survived by his wife Sandra Connolly (nee Kezis) of 37 years and children Carol Ann and Joseph. He was the brother of Therese (the late Stan) Urish, Colleen (Edward Vendel) Connolly, James (Victoria) Connolly, Mary Joan (Edward) Liva, Judith (Edward) Crane, Anne (John) Buckley, Marie Kingsbury, Mark (Vicki) Connolly, Paul (Nancy) Connolly, the late Geraldine (John) Bronson, and the late Patricia Murphy, Fond Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. Entrusted with all arrangements. For Information please call 815-462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com  

 

 


Christopher J. Falco

 

Christopher James Falco January 31st, 1954 – January 23rd, 2021

Christopher James Falco, age 66, passed away in Lemont, IL on January 23rd, 2021. Born in Chicago and devoted son of the late Ann & James Falco. Christopher was survived by his dear wife of 30 years Sarah (nee Piagnarelli). Loving Father and stepfather of Michael Falco, Jason (Gia) Skiba, and Nicole (Karl) Wehlus. Dearest grandfather of Braxton, Stryker, Griffin, and Cameron. Beloved brother of Joe (Laurie) and Ed (Nancy). Fun loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. A proud retired Sgt. of the Darien Police Department for which he served for 30 years. A private funeral Mass will be held for Chris at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Darien Illinois and will be reserved for family only due to the current health situation. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Chris’s name to www.concernsofpolicesurvivors.org/donatepage would very much be appreciated by his family . Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with arrangements. For information 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Peter K. Manasses

 

Peter Manasses   August 22, 1938 – January 24, 2021

In light of the current health situations, the services for Peter will take place all in one day. Visitation Thursday January 28th from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM at The Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Avenue Tinley Park Illinois 60477 (1 Blk East of Harlem Avenue on 171st Street). Private Funeral Service will be held and reserved for family only 12:30 PM at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church of Palos Heights. Peter will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery of Justice Illiniois near his brothers James and  William. All are welcome at Visitation and Cemetery.

MASKS MUST BE WORN AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL TAKE PLACE! ONLY 25 FAMILY MEMBERS WITH MASKS ON WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE CHURCH. ONLY 25 PEOPLE AT A TIME WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE VISITATION (FUNERAL HOME) AT A TIME. IN ACCORDANCE WITH CDC GUIDELINES OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS AND THE GREEK ORTHODOX METROPOLIS OF CHICAGO.

 The Manasses family thanks you for your prayers, support, and your patience during this most difficult time. Most importantly they wish for you and your loved ones to remain safe.

Peter K. Manasses 82 of Palos Heights and born of Exohi Argos, Greece passed away peacefully Sunday morning January 24th with family at his side. Beloved husband of Tina (nee Kritikos) for over 54 years. Loving father of Chris (Eddie) Yoshimura, Dean (Patty) Manasses, Helen (Bret) Renaud, and Theodore Manasses. Dearest pappou of Alexis , Gabriella, Angelina, Phillip, and Jeremy. Devoted son of the late Konstantino and late Chrisoula and stepson of the late Theodora. Dear brother of the late James (Tasia) Manasses, the late Gus (late Sophia) Manasses, George Manasses, Angeline (Nick) Brinias, the late William (Elaine) Manasses, The late Sam Manasses, Cathy (John) Kourelis, Thomas (Doreen) Manasses, Christina (Peter ) Chiamas, Maria (the late Peter) Economou, and Athanasia (Napoleon) Papadopoulos. Dear son-in-law of the late Theodore and Helen Kritikos and brother-in-law John (Monica) Kritikos, Peter (Frannie) Kritikos, Maria Minakis, Vicky (Gus) Panos, and Christina (Jim) Jorgensen. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 28th from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM at Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Avenue Tinley Park 60477 (1 Blk East of Harlem on 171st Street). There will be private funeral service 12:30 PM at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church of Palos Heights reserved for family only, due to the covid restrictions. Interment Bethania Cemetery of Justice. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with arrangements. 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Spiro Manasses

 

Spiro “Sam” Manasses   November 17, 1946 – January 18, 2021

In light of the currant health situations, the services for Sam will take place all in one day.

Visitaion Saturday January 23rd from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway (Next To McDonalds) Palos Hills Illinois. Private Funeral Service will be held and reserved for family only 1:30 PM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church. Sam will be laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery of Evergreen Park Illiniois along side his beloved parents Theodora and Konstantino . All are welcome at Visitation and Cemetery.  MASKS MUST BE WORN AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL TAKE PLACE!

ONLY 10 FAMILY MEMBERS WITH MASKS ON WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE CHURCH.  ONLY 25 PEOPLE AT A TIME WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE VISITATION  (FUNERAL HOME) AT A TIME. IN ACCORDANCE WITH CDC GUIDELINES OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS AND THE GREEK ORTHODOX METROPOLIS OF CHICAGO

The Manasses family thanks you for your prayers, support, and your patience during this most difficult time. Most importantly they wish for you and your loved ones to remain safe.

You are invited to view the Church Funeral Service via livestream by accessing the link provided below at 1:30 PM on Saturday January 23rd, 2021

https://asimplestreaming.com/manasses

Spiro “ Sam” Manasses 74, of Hickory Hills and born of Exohi Argos Greece, passed away peacefully early Monday Morning January 18, 2021. Loving father of Dora ( Nick) Stojka, Tina (Jeff) Pawlak, Nicole (George) Karkalis,  and Joey Manasses. Former husband and life long friend of Josephine Manasses. Proud Pappou of Jolie, Jacqueline, Elia, Andreas, Josephine, Mila and Sophia. Dearest son of the late Konstantino and the late Theodora Manasses. Dear brother of the late James (Tasia), the late Gus( late Sophia), George, Peter (Tina), Angeline
(Nick) Brinias, the late William (Elaine), Cathy (John) Kourelis, Thomas (Doreen), Christina (Peter) Chiamas, Maria (the late Peter) Economou, and Athanasia (Napoleon) Papadopoulos. Fond and fun loving Uncle Sam to many nieces and Nephews. Visitation Saturday January 23rd from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Funeral Services will take place at 1:30 PM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Palos Hills and are reserved for immediate family only due to covid restrictions. Sam with be laid to rest along side his parents in Evergreen Cemetery of Evergreen Park Illinois.  Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements.  For information 815/462-0711 or 815/260-0668 or www. Orricofuneral.com

 

 

 

 


James Robert Barclay

 

James Robert Barclay   November 21,1958 – January 5, 2021

Services for James will take place all in one day on Saturday January 9th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills ( Next to McDonalds)  Service will begin promptly at 7:15 PM.

IN LIGHT OF THE CURRENT HEALTH SITUATIONS, YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A MASK, SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE IN EFFECT, AND WE WILL BE LIMITING THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE WHO MAY ENTER THE CHAPEL.

The Barclay family would like to thank you for your prayers and expressions of sympathy during this difficult time and invite you to watch the live stream service by using the link below starting at 7:15 PM on Saturday night January 9th

https://asimplestreaming.com/barclay

James R. Barclay died on January 5, 2021 in South Holland, Illinois at the age of 62 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family. James was born on November 21, 1958 and was soon after adopted by Ester and James Barclay. James was the husband to Robin; Loving father of Eric (Sarah), James (April), Tony (Jessica), Michael, and Amy (Kevin); Proud PaPa to Tommy, Landen, Hailey, Josh, Samantha, Morgan, Lexi, Tony Jr, Arabella, Nolan, Dixie Mae, Sadie, and Brennan; Faithful friend to Phyllis, Michael, Bianca, and Braulio; Animal lover and dog owner (Cookie). He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister Lori. James was a man of few words, but had an enormous heart. Following high school, James joined the USMC and served his country proudly. He was a printer for his entire adulthood before he took care of his ailing mother. Nothing made him happier than being with his grandchildren. His family has countless memories that will always bring a smile to their faces. James enjoyed going to Old Country Buffet, Thrift Stores, Dollar Stores, Brookfield Zoo, and going for nature walks. He was a dedicated Chicago Cubs and Minnesota Vikings fan. Comic books, watching a good movie, playing Risk and Yahtzee, reading a book, doing yard work, watching the news, playing pool/bowling/golfing/fishing, cheering on his family in extracurricular activities, and being with his family were some of his favorite hobbies. A man of few words who taught us so much with his never-ending love. Visitation Saturday January 9th, at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway (7700 W)  Palos Hills Illinois 60465, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Service begins at 7:15 PM with Reverend Steven Hoerger officiating. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements.  In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in James’ name to the Animal Welfare League, Chicago Ridge. We have provided the link below. For information please call 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Konstantinos Maheras

 

 

 

Konstantinos “Gus” Maheras  May 29,1930 – December 12, 2020

Visitation for Mr. Maheras will take place on Wednesday December 16th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The Maher Funeral Home, 17101 South 71st Avenue (1 Block East of Harlem on 171st Street) Tinley Park Illinois 60477. There will be a private funeral service reserved for the family on Thursday December 17th at 10:45 AM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Palos Hills. Gus will be laid to rest along side his beloved Patricia Ann at Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Park Illinois. 

 In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Father Byron Koreas Student Assistance Fund at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church.

In light of the current health situation, everyone will be asked to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

The Maheras and Dray Families thank and appreciate all your love, support and patience during this most difficult time. Most importantly, they wish for you and your families to be safe…. 

Konstantinos “Gus” Maheras, 90, of Orland Park, and born in Manthirea, Arcadia Greece passed away on Saturday, December 12th, peacefully at home. Beloved husband of the late Patricia Ann (nee Winters) for over 34 years. Loving father of Thomas (Leslie), James (Alison), George, Vicki (Chris) Dray, and Billy (Joy). Proud papou of Katharine, Patricia, Emily, Thomas, Olivia, Anna Patricia, Will, Amalia, Maggie, Sophia and Zoe. Devoted son of the late Athanasios and Vasiliki (nee Kliros). Dear brother of the late George, and Katina (the late Klearhos) Sinopoulos. Caring uncle of many nieces and nephews. Gus came to this country in 1951 at the age of 21 with nothing but an amazing work ethic and a desire for a good life. He proudly served in the U.S. Army as an expert gunner in Germany, and then went on to his life’s work as a restaurateur. Gus married his love, Pat, in 1962 who always said it was his sweet smile that won her over. They had five children along the way for whom they made a beautiful life. Gus was an extremely selfless person with an abundance of generosity, who helped and touched many lives along the way. He lit up and reveled in the accomplishments of every one of his children and grandchildren who were his pride and joy. May his memory be eternal! The visitation will take place on Wednesday,
December 16th from 4pm – 8pm at Maher Funeral Home, 17101 South 71st Avenue, Tinley Park, IL. Private funeral service reserved for family only at 10:45am Thursday at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Father Byron Koreas Student Assistance Fund at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements; for further information please call 815-462-0711

 

 


Peggy Sue Farina

 

 

Peggy Sue Farina

May 9th, 1958 – December 9, 2020

 

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the American Cancer Society at  cancer.org or plant a tree in memory of Peggy Sue Farina by visiting maherfuneralservices.com.

Peggy Sue Farina, 62, of Matteson, IL, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.  Peggy was born in Great Falls, Montana, on May 9, 1958, and grew up in Gurnee, IL, where she met her husband, Jack, of almost 45 years. Peggy worked as a Court Clerk for the Markham Courthouse for 23 years.  She was a hard-working and dedicated employee.  Peggy enjoyed being in the kitchen.  Her family and friends will miss her homemade meals.  If Peggy was not cooking, Peggy was probably shopping on QVC.  She probably owns every kitchen gadget they have aired on TV.  The QVC sales department will forever miss her.   If Peggy was not cooking or shopping, she was probably watching a Hallmark Christmas movie.  Peggy was known for her fierce independence, dedication to her job, cooking for her family, and most importantly, her love for her family and grandkids.

Peggy is survived by her husband, Jack Farina; one daughter and two sons; Jackie (Vinnie) Matthews; Ron (Maria) Farina; Vinny (Valerie) Farina; and four grandsons; Santino and Vincenzo Matthews and Andrew and Anthony Farina.  She is also survived by her two loving sisters, Anne (Jim) Bailey and Linda (Fred) Witte.  Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.  She also leaves behind her two furry-loved ones, Reno and Kia. She will be missed by family and countless friends.

The past year was difficult for Peggy outside of COVID.  She fought hard, rarely asked for help, and no matter how strenuous it got, she never complained. Those who knew her know she was a strong-willed woman, but had a heart of gold and would do anything for those she loved.

 Visitation will take place at Maher Funeral Home at 17101 171st Avenue in Tinley Park (1 Block East of Harlem on 171st Street) Monday, December 14, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A prayer service will take place the following morning Tuesday from 11:00 to noon. Following, Peggy will be laid to rest at Assumption Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum located at 19500 South Cottage Grove Avenue, Glenwood, IL 60425.

MASKS MUST BE WORN AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL TAKE PLACE!

There will also be another celebration of Peggy’s life which will be held sometime Spring/Summer 2021.

Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with arrangements.  For information 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 

 

 


Diana Dellaportas

 

 

Diana  “Di”  Dellaportas 

August 8th, 1959 – December 7th, 2020

In light of the currant health situations, the services for Diana will take place all in one day.

Visitaion Saturday December 12th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway (Next To McDonalds) Palos Hills Illinois. Private Funeral Service will be held and reserved for family only at Sts. Constantine & Helen greek Orthodox Church. Diana will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery of Justice . All are welcome at Visitation and Cemetery.  MASKS MUST BE WORN AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL TAKE PLACE!

The Dellaportas and Gianakas family thanks you for your patience and support during this most difficult time. Most importantly they wish for you and your family to remain safe.

 

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Hinsdale District 86 Transition Center. 7302 Clarendon Hills Rd. Darien, IL 60561. Diana worked at the Transition Center to help teach students with disabilities functional life and vocational skills with a further goal of promoting opportunities for their independence in employment, post-secondary education, and community experiences

Dellaportas, Diana Paula 61, passed away peacefully into eternal life on December 7, 2020. She was an incredible mother, daughter, sister and aunt.Devoted mother of Steven, Samantha, Peter, and the late Demetra Gianakas, and Taki the dog. Beloved daughter of Demetrios and Theodora (nee Armatas) Dellaportas. Loving sister of Maria, Peter (Diane) , Tom, and Michelle (Matt) Pipikios. Adored aunt, Godmother, cousin, friend and colleague to many. Diana was known best for her kind, caring and selfless spirit as a wonderful friend and educator of children. She enjoyed yoga, cycling, playing with her dog and grand dogs, and being with her countless friends and loved ones. She had an inspiring ability to overcome adversity, and her optimistic soul positively influenced the lives of many. May her memory be eternal. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with arrangements.  For information 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


George N. Kritselis

 

George N. Kritselis  March 16,1931 – November 27, 2020 

 

In light of the current health situations the services for Mr. Kritselis will take place all in one day on Friday December 4th, 2020 and be reserved for the family only. George will be laid to rest at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

Kritselis
George Kritselis 89 of Romeoville formerly of Chicago’s west side, Berwyn, Hickory Hills,
Wood Dale, and The Villages (FL) passed away peacefully Friday morning. Beloved husband
of Rosemary (nee Suarez) for over 66 years. Loving father of Nick (Lori), and George Jr.
(Carol). Proud grandfather of Deanna, Nicole, Andrea, Michelle, Alex, and Andrew. Great
grandfather to Tyler, Zachary, Gabrielle, Claire, Logan, Hope, Grayson, and Vivian. Dearest
brother of Mary Kokinis and Uncle of Bill and Karen. Honored Godfather of Simi.
George graduated from Crane Tech in 1949. He was a proud Veteran of the U.S. Army,
serving honorably from 1951 to 1953, including a tour of duty in the Korean War. George was a
devoted employee of Model Industries and Advertising Metal Display Companies as a design
engineer for over 30 years. In 1987, he was awarded US Patent US4721347A for inventing an improved cabinet drawer locking system for tool cabinets. He also sold real estate in Hillside part-time for almost 20 years. George’s hobbies included golfing with his sons, woodworking, softball, watercolor painting, vegetable gardening, and poker. He was a diehard
White Sox and Bears Fan. He lived for his family and served them tirelessly all his life.
In light of the current health situations the services will take place all in one day and be
reserved for the family only. Arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral
Services Inc. at 815-462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com
 

 

 


Paraskevi Manikas

 

Paraskevi “Vivi” Manikas  October 14, 1934 – November 23, 2020

In light of the current health situations; Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 from 10:00 am to 12 Noon outside the Church edifice of Saints Constantine and Helen Church, 11025 South Roberts Road, Palos Hills, IL.  This will be a “no-touch” visitation of three people at a time.  No entrance to the Church proper will be permitted.  Funeral service will follow and is for immediate family only (ten person limit).  Funeral service and Visitation are conducted strictly in accordance with the  Covid-19 protocols provided by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago and the CDC guidelines of the State of Illinois. Vivi will be laid to rest at along side her beloved Vasili at Bethania Cemetery of Justice Illinois

The Manikas and Vouris families thank you kindly for your prayers during this difficult time and invites you to watch the live stream funeral service at  https://asimplestreaming.com/manikas

 All memorial donations in honor of Vivi will be used by the family to restore a part of the church she adored

 

 

VIVI MANIKAS

Paraskevi B. Manikas, affectionately known to all as VIVI, peacefully passed away next to her loving family at her home in Palos Hills on Monday morning, November 23, 2020. Vivi, 86, was predeceased by her beloved Husband and soulmate, Bill, of almost 58 wonderful years. She was the loving Mother of John (Athena) and Tom Manikas and Georgia (Antonios) Vouris; cherished Grandmother of Pari (Spiro) Pappas, Basile and James Manikas, and Evangelos, Vasili, and Christian Vouris; adored Great-Grandmother of Ioannis Pappas; dearly loved daughter of the late Anastasios and Georgia; Sister of Katina (Ioannis) Economou, the late younger Katina and the late Taki (Niki) Theodore; and beloved aunt, Godmother, cousin and friend to countless many.

Born in 1934 in Velo Corinth, Greece, Vivi came to the US in 1955 to meet the love of her life, start a family and create a beautiful life of her own. A devoted and loving mother, Vivi, above all, was very proud to raise her three children and six grandchildren. She was the nurturing, elegant, spiritual and selfless family matriarch who will forever be missed by all. Her talents included creative gardening, culinary arts, sewing, storytelling, church volunteering and family caregiving. She leaves us rich in memories and wise teachings. MAY HER MEMORY BE ETERNAL.

A public but controlled, touchless visitation, per Covid-19 protocols, will be held on Tuesday, December 1st from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at Saints Constantine and Helen Church, 11025 S. Roberts Rd, Palos Hills, IL. Funeral service will follow and be regretfully for immediate family only. Vivi will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery of Justice Illinois. The family thanks you kindly for your prayers and invites you to watch the funeral service live stream at 12:00 at https://asimplestreaming.com/manikas. All memorial donations in honor of Vivi will be used by the family to restore a part of the church she adored. Arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services at 815-462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com.

Visitation will be held outside the Church edifice of Saints Constantine and Helen Church, This will be a “no-touch” visitation of three people at a time.  No entrance to the Church proper will be permitted.  Funeral service will follow and is for immediate family only (ten person limit).  Funeral service and Visitation are conducted strictly in accordance with the Covid-19 protocols provided by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago and the CDC guidelines of the State of Illinois.

 

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George Panagiotaros

 

George Panagiotaros   September 10, 1956  – November 25, 2020

Visitation for Mr. Panagiotaros will take place Tuesday December 1st, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills ( Next to McDonalds). Funeral will take place Wednesday morning December 2nd at 10:00 AM in the Funeral Home. George will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery of Justice Illinois.

THE BURIAL AT BETHANIA WILL BE PRIVATE FOR FAMILY ONLY.  

 IN LIGHT OF THE CURRENT HEALTH SITUATIONS ONLY 25 PEOPLE WITH MASKS ON WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE CHAPLE AT ONE TIME IN ACCORDANCE WITH CDC GUIDELINES OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS..

The Panagiotaros Family kindly invites you to join them for the funeral service by Livestream. Please use the Link https://asimplestreaming.com/panagiotaros

George Panagiotaros, 64 of Oak Lawn and formerly of Nestani Arcadia, Greece, passed away peacefully Wednesday afternoon November 25th.Beloved husband of Ekaterini (nee Spyropoulos) for over 39 years. Loving father of Teddy Panagiotaros and Pete (Dena) Panagiotaros. Dearest Pappou of Georgeo and soon to be Constantine. Dear son of the late Theodore and Konstantina Panagiotaros. Dear brother of Penny (Gus) Pappas. Devoted son-in law of Pete and Georgia Spyropoulos and brother-in-law of Mena ( the late Zois) Dertis, Eleni (Yianni) Sideris, and Gus (Dimitera) Spyropoulos. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. George was the proprietor and owner of Nicky’s Family Restaurant at 79th & Western. The restaurant business, Nicky’s, and the people he served were his first love in life. He made himself an enormous part of the community with countless donation and support of the neighborhood and the local law enforcement . When he wasn’t attending to the restaurant, he like to enjoy Movies, Comics and his occasional cigar. MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL. Visitation for Mr. Panagiotaros will take place Tuesday December 1st, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills ( Next to McDonalds). Funeral will take place Wednesday morning December 2nd at 10:00 AM in the Funeral Home. George will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery of Justice IllinoisOrrico Kourelis Funeral services Inc. handling all arrangements. For information please call 815-462-0711 or orricofuneral.com

 

 

 


Patrick Joseph Reidy

 

Patrick “Pat” Reidy   November 3, 1942 – November 21, 2020

Visitation  for Pat will take place Friday November 27th from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Avenue Tinley Park Illinois 60477.(1 Block East of Harlem on 171st Street). Friends and family will meet Saturday morning at 11:00 AM directly at St. James at Cal Sag bridge Catholic Church, 10600 South Archer Avenue Lemont Illinois 60439 for Funeral Mass of Christian Burial. He will be laid to rest at Good Shepard Catholic Cemetery of Orland Park. In lieu of flowers the family requests that you have Masses said for Pat.

MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR THE VISITATION AND NO MORE THAN 25 PEOPLE WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE FUNERAL CHAPEL AT ONE TIME.

MASKS ARE ALSO REQUIRED FOR THE FUNERAL MASS.

** INSIDE CHURCH SEATING IS RESERVED FOR FAMILY. THERE ARE TWO BUILDINGS AVAILABLE FOR OVERFLOW, AS WELL AS OUTDOOR SEATING WITH SPEAKERS OR GUESTS CAN STAY IN THEIR CARS AND VIEW THE FUNERAL MASS FROM THE LIVE STREAM (LINK IS PROVIDED BELOW) . ALL THIS IS ALL BEING DONE WITH ACCORDANCE TO THE CDC GUIDELINES OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS AND THE  ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO.

IF YOU LIKE YOU MAY LIVE STREAM THE ENTIRE FUNERAL MASS (11:00 AM) AT https://asimplestreaming.com/reidy

 

Patrick “Pat” Reidy, 78 of Lemont formerly of Hickory Hills and Chicago, passed away peacefully Saturday evening November 21st at his home surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Peggy (nee MacFarlane) for over 53 years. Loving dad of Pat “P.J.” (Sandra) Reidy, Terri (the late Mike) Ruddy, Tracee (Sean) Bruin, Colleen Reidy , and Katie Reidy. Proud Grampa of Mick, Conor, Danny, Jack, Luke, Kevin, Clare, Shane, and Rosie. Dearest son of the late Andrew “Lefty” Reidy and Phyllis Reidy. Brother of Maureen (the late Fred) O’Reilly. Son in law of the late Alex and Anne MacFarlane. Fond brother-in-law and uncle of many nieces and nephews. Proud member of The United States Coast Guard ’60-’64 as well as The Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 281 for 37 years. Pat will be missed by family and countless friends. Visitation Friday November 27th,  from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at The Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Avenue Tinley Park Illinois 60477.  Friends and family asked to meet directly for the funeral Mass of Christian Burial Saturday morning 11:00 AM at St. James at Sag Bridge Catholic Church 10600 South Archer Avenue Lemont Illinois. (Inside seating reserved for family only, please see other seating options available above). Orrico Kourelis Funeral services Inc. handling all arrangements. For information please call 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com