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.

https://support.zerocancer.org/site/Donation2/?3927.donation=form1&df_id=3927&AddInterest=1083&utm_source=Wordpress&utm_medium=Icegram&utm_campaign=Spring%202X%20Match%202021&utm_content=Image&utm_term=Photo%20Grid&s_subsrc=Icegram+-+Spring+2X+Match+2021&_gac=1.221389418.1621112105.CjwKCAjwv_iEBhASEiwARoemvKAqtJydU0daqNBgz_RgsHAe0W8fBSZWPf9bx0gEvvHWTb1BIgNbchoCLjQQAvD_BwE

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

 

 

 


Vandlin Charles Virva

 

Van Virva  April 20, 1926 – November 18, 2020

In light of the current health situation, the services for Mr. Virva will take place all in one day. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Friday morning November 27th, at St. Patricia Catholic Church, 9050 west 86th Avenue Hickory Hills Illinois. The  Mass of Christian Burial take place immediately after starting promptly at 10:00 AM. Van will be laid to rest next to his beloved Gerry at Good Shepard Catholic Cemetery of Orland Park.

In lieu of flowers the Virva family kindly asks that memorials be made to St. Patricia Church in Van’s name

WITH THE HELP OF THE CHURCH PARISH STAFF ONLY PEOPLE WITH MASKS ON AND NO TEMPERATURE WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE CHURCH NOT TO EXCEED 125 PEOPLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH CDC GUIDELINES OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS AND THE ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHDIOSES OF CHICAGO.

 

THE FAMILY INVITES YOU WATCH THE LIVE STREAM OF THE ENTIRE FUNERAL SERVICE  AT 10:00 BY CLICKING ON THE LINK   https://vimeo.com/483142939

 

Vandlin C. Virva, Jr., age 94, a lifelong resident of Hickory Hills, passed away peacefully on November 18th, 2020 with family at his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Geraldine A. Virva (nee Pfau). Cherished father of Kathy (Ken) Zale, Karen (Michael) DeFilippis, and Kristine (Tom) McMaster. Proud grandfather of Brian (Amy), Kim (Mike), Scott (Megan), Kelly (Joe), Shannon (James), Eric (Colleen), Kaleen (Brendan), Ryan Kate, Kevin (Stephanie). Great grandfather to Michael, Cooper, Sydney, Peyton, Quinn, McKenzie, Caden, Maeve, Charles, Cameron, Henry, Geralyn, Ginny, Emma, Cora. Fond Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Van was admired by countless friends and family alike and will be dearly missed. A proud veteran of The United States Army, recipient of The Sertoma Service to Mankind Award and proud employee of the Reynolds Aluminum Company of McCook for over 30 years. Founding member of St. Patricia’s  Athletic Association, & Holy Name Society. He was most proud of being instrumental in the developing of The Our Lady of Fatima field which has hosted countless parish events but especially his Beloved Bobcat Football!  Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. Interment Good Shepard Catholic Cemetery of Orland Park. For information please call 815/462-0711 or 877/974-9201 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Theodota Georgiadou

 

Theodota Georgiadou  May 28, 1939 – November 11, 2020

In light of the current health situation, the services for Mrs. Georgiadou will take place all in one day. The Visitation will be from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Wednesday November 18th at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills and is open to the public.

WITH THE HELP OF THE CHURCH PARISH COUNCIL ONLY 100 PEOPLE WITH MASKS ON WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE CHURCH AT ONE TIME IN ACCORDANCE WITH CDC GUIDELINES OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS AND THE GREEK ORTHODOX METROPOLIS OF CHICAGO.

THE FUNERAL WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 10:00 AM AND WILL BE RESERVED FOR FAMILY AND  GUESTS NOT TO EXCEED 100 PEOPLE. Mrs. Georgiadou will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Thomas at Elmwood Cemetery in Rivergrove Illinois. The Georgiadis family thanks you warmly for your prayers, love ,and kindness during this most difficult time. Your safety and health are of the utmost concern throughout the services and we appreciate your attention to the guidelines of our beautiful church.  

 

Theodota Georgiadou, known as “Tota” to her family and friends, fell asleep with the Lord on
Wednesday, November 11th 2020. Beloved wife of Thomas; Devoted mother to Akis; Cherished
Grandmother to Maria and Theodota. Small in stature but big in personality, Tota loved to have long talks and discussions with those around her. She always offered a unique perspective and had a memory like a steel trap. Loved to follow the latest fashion trends, clothing and skincare, she could find the most unique products across the globe. Her complete and total devotion to her son and grandchildren knew no limits. Tota sacrificed anything and everything for their well-being day in and day out. Her unconditional support will truly be missed. In light of the current health situation, the services for Tota will all take place in one day. Visitation for family and friends will be from 9:00 am to 10:00 am on Wednesday, November 18 th at Sts. Constantine &
Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road in Palos Hills. Masks are required to enter the church. The funeral service will begin at 10:00 am. After the service, Tota will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Thomas at Elmwood Cemetary, 2905 Thatcher Avenue in River Grove. The Georgiadis family thanks you for your prayers and sympathy during this most difficult time. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services handling all arrangements. For information please call 815/462-0711 or 815/260-0668 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 

 


Carmella Russo

 

Carmella “Colly” Russo   April 1, 1922  to November 8, 2020

In light of the current health situation, there will be private services held for Mrs. Russo. They will take place all in one day and  be reserved for family only.  The Mass of Christian Burial take place 10:00 AM Friday November 13th at Divine Savior Catholic Church 2550 Mayfair Avenue Westchester Illinois 60154. She will be laid to rest next to her beloved Vito at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery of Alsip.

In Lieu of Flowers the family had asked that Memorials in Colly’s name be sent to the American Cancer Society…. Thank you

The Russo family would very much like for you to join them via live streaming for the Funeral Mass.  Please click on the below link just prior to the service on Friday November 13th at 10:00 AM Central Standard Time to be included in Colly’s Mass.

https://asimplestreaming.com/russo

 

 

Carmella “Colly” Russo (Nee Orrico) 98 of Westchester formerly of Chicago passed away peacefully Sunday morning November 8, 2020 in Oak Brook Illinois. Beloved wife of the late Vito for over 49 years. Devoted and loving mother of Carl “Sonny” (Janet) Russo and Louis (Gail) Russo. Dearest Grandma of Joeli Russo, Jaimee (Barry) Wasserstrom, and Andrew (Amber) Russo. Great Grandma to Jake and Sammy Porter, Sophia and Dominic Wasserstrom, and Myla and Emery Russo. Daughter of the late Louis and Saveria Orrico, and sister of the late Sis (the late Alfred) Fiermosca, the late Edith (the late Alex) Piagnarelli, the late Mary (the late Frank) Calvello, and Casey Orrico. Cherished Aunt of many nieces and nephews. Colly was an adamant Chicago Cubs Fan and loved her trips to Las Vegas and at times could be caught working on puzzles and crossword books to pass the time. Due to the current health situations, a private Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday November 13th at 10:00 AM at Divine Providence Catholic Church 2550 Mayfair Avenue Westchester Illinois 60154. You are invited to please join us in live streaming the funeral by clicking on the above link promptly by 10:00 AM on Friday. Colly will be laid to rest next to her beloved Vito at Holy Sepluchre Cemetery of Alsip. In leiu of flowers memorials in Colly’s name may be made to American Cancer Society. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc; handling all arrangements. For information please call 877-974-9201 or 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com.

 

 

 


William Francis Heilman

 

William “Bill” Heilman  September 28th, 1939 – November 1st, 2020

In light of the current health situation, the services for Mr. Heilman will take place all in one day. The Memorial Visitation will take place from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM  Saturday November 7th at Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Avenue Tinley Park Illinois 60477 . There will be a 2:00 PM Chapel Service with Pastor Don Borling Officiating. A private interment will take place at a later date at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers for the service that memorials be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. Damien Church of Oak Forest or your own favorite charity.

WITH THE HELP OF THE FUNERAL HOME STAFF ONLY 50 PEOPLE WITH MASKS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE CHAPLE AT ONE TIME.  THIS IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH CDC GUIDELINES OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS.  MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING ARE MANDATORY!!

 

William F. Heilman “Bill” 81 of Oak Forest passed away peacefully Sunday evening
November 1 st with his family at his side. Beloved and devoted Husband of Mary Kay
(nee Hayde) for 50 years. Loving Dad of Mark (Liz) Heilman and Dan (Chrissy)
Heilman. Dearest Papa of Owen and Drew. Dearest Son of the late Frank and Louise
Heilman and Brother of the late Robert (Angela) Heilman. Dear Brother–in-law of Meg
Hayde and fond Uncle and Cousin to many. Bill was born and raised in the south suburbs of Chicago and spent his time enjoying family, his surroundings and helping those in need. He was a skilled Industrial Engineer who was dedicated to detail and loved the various career paths that he encountered. In retirement, Bill took on several leadership roles in the St Vincent DePaul Society to give back to the community. Time spent during Birthdays, holidays, and with the Grandkids brought him tremendous joy and we were all blessed to have been a part of it with him. Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, November 7th from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at
Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Avenue Tinley Park Illinois 60477. Chapel Funeral
Service to begin promptly at 2:00 PM with Pastor Don Borling Officiating. Inurnment
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers,
memorial donations may be made in Bill’s name to St. Vincent DePaul Society at St.
Damien Church in Oak Forest or your own favorite charity. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc; handling all arrangements. For information please call 877-974-9201 or 815/462-0711 or
www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Donald Eugene Hummel

 

Donald E. Hummel  April 4th, 1929 – October 29th, 2020

In light of the current health situation, the services for Mr. Hummel will take place all in one day. The Visitation will take place from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM  Thursday November 5th at Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills Illinois  60465. A private interment will take place at a later date at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

WITH THE HELP OF THE FUNERAL HOME STAFF ONLY 50 PEOPLE WITH MASKS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE CHAPLE AT ONE TIME.  THIS IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH CDC GUIDELINES OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS.

 

Donald E Hummel, 91, WW II Naval Veteran, passed away peacefully at home on October 29, 2020. Beloved husband for 65 years to Shirley M. Hummel nee Setzke; proud and loving father of Susan Zielinski and Charles (Kim) Hummel; cherished grandfather “Grand-dad” of Heather Hummel, Donnie (fiancée Olivia) Hummel, Julie (Josh) Limp nee Zielinski, Joey (fiancée Melissa) Hummel and Sarah Zielinski; future great grand-dad of baby Limp (due February 2021); fond uncle of many nieces and nephews in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Alaska and Colorado. Preceded in death by dear parents Hazel and Charles Hummel, and siblings Helen (Wayne), Leona and Mary. We are grateful for the wonderful care team of VITAS Hospice and the caregivers of Polonia In Home Care. Donald was born in DuBois PA and raised in Rockton, PA where he attended a grade school in a one room school house and graduated from DuBois Area High School. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1946 for 2 tours of duty on many ships but had the most memories on the USS Stoddard and attending many of the USS Stoddard ship reunions. After his honorable discharge in 1953, he moved to Chicago and attended Coyne Electrical and Television-Radio School to become an electrician for Service Electric, Meany Electric and lastly the Streets and Sanitation Department of the City of Chicago. In his younger years, he obtained his private pilots license from Howell Airport and enjoyed flying small aircrafts. After retirement, Don enjoyed traveling and playing golf with Shirley and hunting in Pennsylvania. Always ready to coach his daughter and son in their sports activities. Last but definitely not least, he adored his five grandchildren. You could always find Don and Shirley enjoying their grandchildren’s school events, cheering on the sidelines of games, or in the theater enjoying the latest stage production. He was so proud of all of them and all of their accomplishments. Don was so excited to learn he would soon be a great grand-dad. Don was a 67-year member of IBEW Local #134, The American Legion Post 0615 and retired electrician for the City of Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 3 PM to 8 PM with a service at 7 PM 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 his name to Peace Memorial Church UCC. Due to COVID restrictions, face covings are required and visitation may be limited. Cremains will be interred at a later date with a military burial 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

 

 


Bernadette H. McKee

 

Bernadette McKee  January 27, 1934 – October 28, 2020

In light of the current health situation, the services for Mrs. McKee will take place all in one day. The Visitation will take place from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM  Friday November 6th at Saint Bede Venerable Catholic Church 8200 South Kostner Avenue Chicago Illinois 60652. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Promptly at 11:30 AM. A private interment for family will be held at Mount Olivet Cemetery Chicago

WITH THE HELP OF THE CHURCH PARISH STAFF ONLY PEOPLE WITH MASKS WILL BE ALLOWED AND NO ONE WITH A TEMPERATURE WILL BE ADMITTED IN THE CHURCH. MAXIUM AMOUNT OF PEOPLE ALLOWED IN CHURCH AT ONE IS 100.  THIS IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH CDC GUIDELINES OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS AND THE ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHDIOSES OF CHICAGO.

Bernadette H. McKee, nee Clark, age 86, a lifelong resident of Chicago, passed away peacefully on October 28, 2020.  She was the beloved wife of the late James W. McKee; cherished mother of Jim (Lisa) McKee, Kevin (Kerry) McKee and Kathy (Ty) Spearing; proud grandmother of Patrick, Carolyn (Matthew), Kyleigh, Brendan, Bryce, Samuel, Delaney, and Connor; great grandmother to Jude Francis; dear sister of Celeste (Lee) O’Donnell; fond aunt and friend to many.  The family wishes to thank those who helped care for her in her later years, especially Margaret Shine and Steve Fiorella.  Visitation Friday, November 6, from 9:30 AM until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 AM with Rev. Carlos Arancibia, Pastor officiating at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 4440 W. 83 rd St. Chicago.  Private interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Due to COVID restrictions, face covings are required and visitation will be limited to no more than 100 people in Church at one time. For information; Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. 815/462-0711 or 815/260-0668 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 


Marilyn Therese Griffin

 

Marilyn Therese Griffin   March 5th, 1940 -October 17th, 2020

In light of the current health situation, the services for Mrs. Griffin will take place all in one day. The Memorial Mass of Christian Burial take place 12:30PM Friday October 23rd at Sacred Heart Catholic Church 8245 West 111th Street Palos Hills Illinois 60465.

WITH THE HELP OF THE CHURCH PARISH STAFF ONLY PEOPLE WITH MASKS ON AND NO TEMPERATURE WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE CHURCH IN ACCORDANCE WITH CDC GUIDELINES OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS AND THE ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHDIOSES OF CHICAGO.

IF YOU LIKE YOU MAY LIVE STREAM THE ENTIRE FUNERAL SERVICE AT https://asimplestreaming.com/griffin

 

 

THE FUNERAL WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 12:30 PM AND WILL BE RESERVED FOR FAMILY AND  GUESTS NOT TO EXCEED 200 PEOPLE. Mrs. Griffin will be laid to rest  at Abraham Lincoln National  Cemetery in Elwood Illinois at a later date. The Griffin family would like to thank you for understanding and greatly appreciate your prayers and gestures of sympathy during this difficult time. Most importantly they wish for you and your loved one to be safe!

 In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Rosary Hill Home, 9000 West 81st Street, Justice IL 60458, 708-458-3040 or Caring Circle (hospice) of South Haven www.caring-circle.org would be appreciated.

Marilyn Therese Griffin (nee Pinn), age 80, passed away in her home in South Haven, Michigan on October 17, 2020 surrounded by her children and husband. Born in Chicago, IL the child of Henrietta and Frank Pinn. 1958 graduate of Longwood Academy in Chicago, IL. Marilyn is survived by her husband of 59 years Robert Patrick Griffin, four sons Robert (Mary Kay), Michael, Daniel (Patti), John (Kristi) and one daughter Nancy Griffin Hills (Michael). 13 grandchildren, Ryan (Nancy), Caitlin, Michael (Jenny), Shaun, RaeAnn (James) Burke, Christopher, Connor, Brendan, Katherine, John, James, Griffin Reidy, McKenna Hills. 7 great grandchildren, Evan, Miles, Rhys, Michael, Claire, Reese, Hattie. Marilyn is survived by her beloved brother Frank “Butts” (Barbara) Pinn and dear twin sister Judith Ann Brice (late Jack). Fun loving aunt of many nieces and nephews. Proud proprietor of Griff’s Inn Sunset- Cottages for 20 years. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:30PM Friday, October 23, 2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church 8245 West 111th Street Palos Hills Illiniois 60465. Inurnment to take place at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery at a later date. Social distancing guidelines will be in place. Masks required. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Rosary Hill Home, 9000 West 81st Street, Justice IL 60458, 708-458-3040 or Caring Circle (hospice) of South Haven www.caring-circle.org would be appreciated. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. 815/462-0711 or 815/260-0668 or www.orricofuneral.com

 

 

 


Stavroula Cosmos

 

Stavroula Cosmos  July 6th, 1936 – October 4th, 2020

In light of the current health situation, the services for Mrs. Cosmos will take place all in one day. The Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Thursday October 8th at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills and is open to the public.

WITH THE HELP OF THE CHURCH PARISH COUNCIL ONLY 100 PEOPLE WITH MASKS ON WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE CHURCH AT ONE TIME IN ACCORDANCE WITH CDC GUIDELINES OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS AND THE GREEK ORTHODOX METROPOLIS OF CHICAGO.

THE FUNERAL WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 12:00 PM AND WILL BE RESERVED FOR FAMILY AND  GUESTS NOT TO EXCEED 100 PEOPLE. Mrs. Cosmos will be laid to rest next to her beloved Tom at Bethania Cemetery in Justice Illinois. The Cosmos and Economos families would like to thank you for understanding and greatly appreciate your prayers and gestures of sympathy during this difficult time. Most importantly they wish for you and your loved ones to be safe. The Family has asked that In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church.

 

Stavroula Cosmos (nee Alexopoulos) 84 of Lemont and born in Strigou, Tegeas, Arkadias, Greece, passed away Sunday afternoon, October 4th, 2020. Beloved and devoted wife of the late Thomas Cosmos for over 60 years. Dearest Mother of Kalliope “Peggy” (Andrew) Economos, and Basil “Bill” (Jeannie) Cosmos. Loving Yiayia of Ariana and Austin Economos, Tommy (Ashley) Cosmos, Victoria (George) Burdeaux, Michael, and Kristina Cosmos. Great-Grandmother to Anthony Cosmos and Jeffrey Burdeaux. Cherished daughter of the late Evangelos and late Eleni Alexopoulos. Dear Sister of the late Maria (late Nick) Katsoulis, the late Alexios (late Angeliki) Alexopoulos, Dimitrios (Olympia) Alexopoulos, the late Peter (Tina) Alexopoulos, the late Ioanna (late Eleuterios) Tsoukalas, and the late Gus (Helen) Alex. Dear Sister-in-law of the late Christos (Ioanna) Kosmopoulos, the late Kostas (late Barbara) Kosmopoulos, and the late Eleni (late Christos) Lambros. A loyal member of Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church and Philoptochos. She was fondly regarded within the Greek community and will be deeply missed by all. May Her Memory be Eternal ! Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 8th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 S. Roberts Road, Palos Hills, IL 60465. Funeral Service at 12:00 pm. Interment Bethania Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Palos Hills. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc; handling all arrangements. For information please call 815/462-0711 or www.orricofuneral.com.

 

 


Sarantis ” Sam ” Andrikopoulos

 

Sarantis “Sam” Andrikopoulos    December 27th,1930 – October 4th, 2020

The services for Mr. Andrikopoulos will take place all in one day Wednesday October 7th at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hillis Illinois 60465. Visitation will take place from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Funeral to begin promptly at 10:00 AM. He will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery of Justice.

The Family Kindly asks that in lieu of Flowers Memorials be Made to Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church.  

Sarantis “Sam” Andrikopoulos 89, of Hickory Hills and formerly from Drimos Kalavaryta Greece, passed away peacefully at home Sunday evening October 4th with family and friends at his side. Beloved husband of Harriet for over 30 years. Loving father of Demitrios and Maria. Dear brother of the late Sophia (the late Demetri) Andrikopoulos, and Theodora Andrikopoulos. Dearest theio to many nieces and nephews both in the United States and Greece. May His Memory be Eternal! Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements.  For information please call 815/462-0711 or 815/260-0668

 

 


Kathleen Marie Brophy

 

Kathie Brophy November 9th, 1950 – September 27th, 2020

Visitation for Mrs. Brophy will take place Monday October 5th at Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Avenue Tinley Park from 2:00 Pm to 9:00 PM. Family and friends will meet for funeral services Tuesday morning beginning at 10:00 AM with 12:00 noon Service.

Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. Any further information please call 815/462-0711 0r 815/260-0668

Kathie Brophy of Merrionette Park, IL passed away peacefully on Sunday September 27, 2020,
with her daughter holding her hand.
Kathie was born in Chicago on November 9, 1950 to Helen and Pleasant Amick in Chicago, IL.
She grew up with her sisters and brother in Alsip, IL and enjoyed time with her large extended
family throughout Chicago during her lifetime. She spent her career as a bookkeeper and retail
professional with several different companies in the Chicago area and was currently working
with Burlington Coat Factory at the time of her passing. She also volunteered as often as
possible to help the Bleeding Disorders Alliance of Illinois, an organization she was very
passionate about.
Kathie was affectionally known for her love of many hobbies and pastimes including crocheting,
making crafts, creating jewelry and spoiling her beloved Princess among her many other past
pets. She will also be remembered for her fond love of the Wizard of Oz. Lastly, she will be
forever known for her fierce independence, dedication to her family, and, most importantly, her
never ending love and devotion to her two grandchildren Cole (her ColeyBear) and Addi (her
Munchkin).
She leaves behind her daughter Jennifer (Steve) Silha; grandchildren, Cole Silha and Addison
Silha; sisters Jackie (late Skip) Dahlman and Janet (Sean) Foley, and the late Joseph. She was
known as Auntie Kay to Josh (Kelly) Foley, Angie (Kevin) Kenny, Nick (Amy) Foley, Zachary
Dahlman, Luke Foley (Joey), Paige Foley. Great Aunt to Angelica, Jillian, Justin, Kane, Gianna,
Declan and Gracie. She also leaves behind her best friend Bob Robinson as well as lifelong friend Jim Zondlo whom she met in 1959 and remained in each others lives ever since..
While life was not always easy for Kathie, she never backed down from any of the challenges
that were put before her. She always worked extremely hard and consistently found a way to
make everything work out. The world will indeed be a less colorful place with Kathie gone but
we can all take solace knowing she is in Heaven reunited with her parents and so many family
members that have passed before her.
Visitation will take place at Maher Funeral Home at 17101 71st Avenue in Tinley Park on Monday
October 5, 2020 from 2pm to 9 pm. A prayer service will take place the following morning from
10 am to 12 pm.

 

   

 

 


Erika Slavinskas Lind

 

Erika Slavinskas Lind  September 20th, 1932 – September 30th, 2020

In light of the current health situations the services for Mrs. Lind will take place all in one day. Visitation will take place at the Palos Gaidas Funeral Home located at 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills Illinois ( Next to McDonalds) on Saturday October 3rd from 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM. Service will begin promptly at 10:45 AM.  She will be laid to rest at Lithuanian National Cemetery.

Erika Slavinskas Lind, 88 of Bensenville and formerly of Ashburn Park Chicago, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning September 30th with family at her side. beloved wife of the late Kazys Slaviniskas and the late Arthur Lind. Loving mom of  Vida (Ron) Kostus, Linas (Diane) Slavinskas, and Erika (Lenny) Sawosko. Devoted step-mother of Janet Lind Hanlin. Dear Oma to Chad, Liane (Chris), Kim, Marcus (Anne), Casey (Stacey), Kaitlin (Robert), Scott (Lizzy), and Tatiana. Great Oma of 14. Erika will forever be remembered! Visitation Saturday morning October 3rd, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway (7700 West). Chapel Service to begin at 10:45 AM. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. Handling arrangements. Interment Lithuanian National Cemetery. For information please call 815/462-0711 or 815/260-0668.

 

 


John P. Stefanos

 

 

John P. Stefanos May 5th, 1946 – September 26th, 2020

In light of the current health situation, the services for Mr. Stefanos will take place all in one day. The Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Friday October 2nd at St. Nicholas Hellenic Orthodox Church 10301 South Kolmar Avenue Oak Lawn 60453 and is open to the public.

WITH THE HELP OF THE CHURCH PARISH COUNCIL ONLY 120 PEOPLE WITH MASKS ON WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE CHURCH AT ONE TIME IN ACCORDANCE WITH CDC GUIDELINES OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS AND THE GREEK ORTHODOX METROPOLIS OF CHICAGO.

THE FUNERAL WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 12:00 PM AND WILL BE RESERVED FOR FAMILY AND INVITED GUESTS ONLY. Mr. Stefanos will be laid to rest at Good Shepherd Cemetery in Orland Park Illinois.

Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. For further information please call 815/462-0711 or 815/260-0668 

You are invited to livestream the Funeral Service by going to asimplestreaming.com/stefanos

 

The Stefanos, Danos, and Sallas  families would like to thank you for understanding and greatly appreciate your prayers and gestures of sympathy during this difficult time. Most importantly they wish for you and your loved ones to be safe. 

The Family has asked that in lieu of Flowers memorials be made to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

John Stefanos 74 of Orland Park formerly of Chicago, passed away late  morning, Saturday September 26th. Devoted and beloved husband of Elaine (nee Danos) for over 46 years. Cherished son of the late Polyhronis and Pauline Stefanos.  Loving brother of Amelia  (Dean) Sallas and Chris P.(the late Irene) Stefanos. Dearest brother-in-law of Dean (Penny) Danos, Peter (Megan) Danos and Julie (Jim) Calderone. Fun loving and best  Uncle to many nieces and nephews and Nouno of Christina, Bessie, Chris, Peter, Gina, Michael, and Tristan.  Best friend and loving companion to his buddies, Taffy, Roxanne, Maddie, and Bugg.

 

John was the proud owner and master candy-maker of Cupid Candies.  His journey began nearly 60 years ago when he first worked as a soda jerk.  John would eventually take over the business when his father passed away.  He was instrumental in developing sugar-free chocolates for Cupid’s.   He always took great pride in his craft and his unique creations.  Cupid’s of Chicago soon grew into a Southside favorite.  The Cupid caramel apple, mint melt-a-ways, turks, and ice cream bars became favorites of the young and old alike.  John’s legacy of Cupid’s will be remembered in Chicago for it’s fine chocolates.

 

Thirty-two days ago, John fell  and seriously hit his head on the cement.  The fall resulted in three brain bleeds.  His journey from that point  has been up and down.  We treasure the days he talked and was lucid enough to know we were there.  The 26th of September  marked the end of his  journey.  He fought hard and we know this is not how he wanted to leave, but God saw him and wrapped his arms around him and said “Son I am taking you home!  A beautiful place where there is no more suffering and you have lots of family and friends waiting to welcome you!  Come my Son, hold my hand and I will take you to a better place!”  John has left us with a broken heart 💔 and many memories that we will cherish until the day we join him!  God thank you for blessing us with John!   Heaven needed the best chocolatier  🍫 and boy did they get one!!! Jokes and laughter free of charge!!!! There will never be another like Uncle john … He was the a real life Willie Wonka that brought so much happiness and joy to all of his nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews and everyone that knew him over the decades. He is running and walking and telling his jokes in Heaven. May you rest easy in Paradise and May your memory be Eternal. You will never be forgotten…

 

John

 

 


Michael Allan Jones

 

 

Michael A Jones   May 2nd,1960 – August 30th,2020

 

Mike was a loyal member of Local 150 for over 20 years.     Mike never met a stranger  he didn’t like; he was a friend to all.  He loved his family and friends so much that he was constantly in contact with one or the other.
Mike is survived by his beloved wife, Karen, and daughter, Krysta.  Predeceased by his mother, Mary N. Jones (Elrod) and his father, Thomas Jones whom he greatly appreciated and admired.  Mike was a loving brother to Lois Lewis (Gary, IN), James  (Carol) Jones (Pontiac, IL), and Rhonda (Ted) Kaczmarski (Lutz, FL).  Mike was loved by his nieces and nephew: Wendy (John) Miller, Tammy (Tom) Martz, Larry Miller, and Marymelinda Jones.  Mike’s great nieces and nephew adored him:  Chrystle (Raj) Khan, James (Amy) Hayden, Martina Miller, and Vicky Miller and Mike even had a great-great niece and nephews:  Jason Hayden, Emily Haden, and Cam Kohn. Mike was a beloved dog dad to Zeus and Sandy and, really, any dog he came in contact with!
Mike left an imprint on anyone he knew and he will be missed by all.
Mike would have done anything to help or assist anyone.  He was just “that kinda guy”  Like Mike always said, “My heart is your heart.”
Due to covid restrictions, there will not be a visitation.  However, to celebrate Mike’s life, there will be a backyard get together in true Mike-like style, on September 26 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.  Coffee will be served and please, bring your Mike memories to share.   Please wear a mask.  Utilize social distancing.  Call, text, or message Karen after 6:00pm to find out details.  In lieu of flowers, please donate to Autism Speaks or the Veterans.
“I love you a bushel and a peck, and a hug around the neck!”

 

 

 


Peter James Roupas

 

 

Peter James Roupas “Jim” April 4th 1946 – September 2nd,2020

In light of the current health situation, the services for Mr. Roupas will take place all in one day. The Visitation will be from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Tuesday September 8th at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills and is open to the public.

WITH THE HELP OF THE CHURCH PARISH COUNCIL ONLY 100 PEOPLE WITH MASKS ON WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE CHURCH AT ONE TIME IN ACCORDANCE WITH CDC GUIDELINES OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS AND THE GREEK ORTHODOX METROPOLIS OF CHICAGO.

THE FUNERAL WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 1:00 PM AND WILL BE RESERVED FOR FAMILY AND INVITED GUESTS ONLY. Mr. Roupas will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery in Justice Illinois. The Roupas family would like to thank you for understanding and greatly appreciate your prayers and gestures of sympathy during this difficult time. Most importantly they wish for you and your loved ones to be safe. The Family has asked that In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church or MD Anderson Cancer Center at gifts.mdanderson.org.

Peter James (Jim) Roupas, 74, of Palos Park, Illinois, passed away September 2, surrounded by his wife and three sons following a courageous two-year battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Elaine, nee Sampalis; loving father of Nick, Lee (Christina), and Mike (fiancé, Jim); adored Papou of Hunter and James. Devoted son of the late Leo and the late Ann Roupas; dear brother of the late John (Kathy) Roupas, Maria Chronos, and Dianne (Paul) Pitsoulakis. Son-in-law of the late Nick (the late Beatrice) Sampalis; brother-in-law of Susan (the late George) Kamberos, Andrew (Fran) Sampalis, Tom (Cori) Sampalis, and Cindy (Mike) Chmura. Loving uncle to his nieces and nephews, and dear cousin to many, including John (Janet) Koliopoulos, who Jim considered like a brother.

Jim’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to establish P. James Roupas and Associates where he provided accounting, tax, and bookkeeping services to clients who he considered like family over his 45-year career, and also founded PJR Investments Company where he developed and managed shopping centers for 40 years. Serving in the 101st Infantry of the Illinois National Guard, Jim was federalized for the Martin Luther King riots and the Illinois Democratic Convention in 1968. Throughout his life, Jim had an extreme devotion to his community and held a deep belief in helping others wherever he could. He served on many boards of directors, including Archer Bank, the Hellenic Foundation, Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, the Diocese of Chicago Junior Olympics, and Moraine Valley Community College Foundation. He served on the education taskforce under Governor James R. Thompson for the BUILD Illinois program, and also served on Governor Jim Edgar’s transition team in 1991 following his successful coordination of fundraising and media efforts within the Greek community during Edgar’s first campaign for governor.

In light of the pandemic, services will take place all in one day as a semi-private service. A public visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8th at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 S. Roberts Road, Palos Hills, IL 60465. Only 100 people with masks on will be allowed in the church at one time, in accordance with CDC guidelines in the state of Illinois and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago. A private funeral service will be held immediately following at 1:00 p.m. and is regretfully reserved for family only. Jim will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery in Justice, Illinois. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services is handling all arrangements. For more information, please contact 877.974.9201 or 815.462.0711 or orricofuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church or MD Anderson Cancer Center at gifts.mdanderson.org.

 

 


Vasiliki Kotsogiannis

 

 

Vasiliki “Bess” Kotsogiannis  January 15th, 1932 – August 22nd, 2020

In light of the current health situation, the services for Mrs. Kotsogiannis will take place all in one day as a semi private service. The visitation will take place 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Thursday August 27th at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills. WITH THE HELP OF THE CHURCH PARISH COUNCIL ONLY 100 PEOPLE WITH MASKS ON WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE CHURCH AT ONE TIME IN ACCORDANCE WITH CDC GUIDELINES OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS AND THE GREEK ORTHODOX METROPOLIS OF CHICAGO.

 

THE FUNERAL WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 12:30 PM AND WILL BE RESERVED FOR FAMILY AND INVITED GUESTS ONLY. Mrs. Kotsogiannis will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery in Justice Illinois along side her beloved husband Triandaphyllos. The Kotsogiannis, Massouras, and Chiganos families would like to thank you for understanding and greatly appreciate your prayers and gestures of sympathy during this difficult time. Most importantly they wish for you and your loved ones to be safe. The Family has asked that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church.

Vasiliki (Bess) Kotsogiannis nee Arvanetes, 88, of Orland Park, Illinois passed away on August 22,
2020. Born in Thoknia, Megalopolis Greece in 1932 to the late Demetrios and Amalia
Arvanetes. Beloved wife of the late Triandaphyllos (Russell) Kotsogiannis for 54 years. Loving
mother of Nikki (Tom) Massouras, Nikolas (Dianne), and Debbie (Phillip) Chiganos. Proud and
devoted Yiayia of Vasilia, Zachary, Christen, Ted, Anna, Evan and Stephanos. Fond sister of the
late Ioanna (the late Theofilos) Stavrianos, the late John (Barbara) Arvanetes, the late Ifigenia
(the late John) Sgouros, the late Katina Arvanetes, and Nicki (Nicholas) Papanikolaou.
She was devoted to her faith and her greatest joy was her family especially her grandchildren.
May Her Memory be Eternal. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 27th from 11:00 – 12:30 p.m. at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 S. Roberts Rd., Palos Hills, IL 60465. Funeral Service begins at 12:30 p.m. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. Interment Bethania Cemetery, Justice IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Palos Hills IL.

 

 


Samuel Constantine Condes

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 


Sandra Jean Reisdorf

 

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

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

MASKS MUST BE WARN T ATTEND SERVICES. THANK YOU

 

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

 

 


Joan Rundle

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 


Gregory P. Les

 

 

Gregory P. Les    June 23rd, 2020

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 


Pat “Jim” O’Hara

 

 

 

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

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

  

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

 

 


John D. Arvanetes

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

 


Joan M. Gilkison

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

 

 


Dorothy Kozak

 

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

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

 

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

 

 


Kathleen J. Rossetti

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

 

 


Tom M. Dublin

 

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

 


Vasilios Nikolaos Doulas

 

 

 

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

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

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

In Memory

It broke our hearts to lose you,

But you did not go alone.

A part of us went with you,

The day God took you home.

If tears could build a stairway,

And heartaches make a lane,

We’d walk our way to heaven,

And bring you back again.

In life we loved you dearly,

In death we love you still,

In our hearts you hold a place

No one could ever fill.

                                                        

 

 

 


Art Kyriacopoulos

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

 


Patricia S. Georgopulos

 

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

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

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

 

 

 


Edward Loch

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

 

 

 

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

 

 


Mary Anderson

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

 

 


Yianoula (Joan) Gelis

 

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

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

 

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

 

 


Joseph Gutierrez

 

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

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

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

 

 

 


Nicholas E. Liontakis

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

 


John J. O’Brien

 

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

 

 

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

 

 


Stavroula Kourafas

 

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

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

 

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

 

 


William Conway

 

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

 

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

 

 


Maria Blanas

 

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

 

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

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

 

 


Nick G. Allen

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

       

 

 


John G. Nomikos

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Nomikos 

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

 

 


Emmanuel K. Tsoukalas

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 


Wendy A. Power

 

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

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

Wendy Ann Power

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

 

 

 


Dr. A Tom Petropulos

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 


John Eliacostas

 

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

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

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

 

 


Pangiota Tsoulakas/Palivos

 

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

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

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

 

 


Anthony Kladis

 

Anthony William Kladis “Tony” 

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

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

 

 


Panagiotis Tsihlopoulos

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

 


Dennis L. Mazzorana

 

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

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

 

 

 


Nick Niarchos

 

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

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

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

 

 


Alexander Pappas

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

 


John Francis O’Donnell

 

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

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

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