Tommy Moraites

 

Tommy (Athanasios) Moraites January 11, 1930 – February 22, 2024

Visitation: Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 S. Roberts Road, Palos Hills, IL

Funeral Service: Tuesday, Feb 27, 2024, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 S. Roberts Road, Palos Hills, IL Following the funeral service, Tommy will be laid to rest at St. John Chrysostomos Greek Orthodox Monastery, 4600 93rd St., Pleasant Prairie, WI

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to St. John Chrysostomos Monastery, 4600 93 rd St., Pleasant Prairie, WI 5315

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

Tommy (Athanasios) Moraites, born in Setta, Evia, Greece on January 11, 1930, passed away peacefully in his home on February 22, 2024 at the age of 94, surrounded by his beloved wife, children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Connie (Konstantina) nee Eliopoulou, daughters Zanetta (George) Kleanthis and Deborah (Peter) Tzakis, grandchildren Evangelia (Patrick) Stepien and Constance Tzakis.

Tommy will be remembered for his outgoing personality, gift of storytelling and for making friends wherever he went. May his memory be eternal. All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.

 

 


Joan Elizabeth Tsakiris Wertz

 

Joni Wertz January 19, 1971- February 20, 2024

A Memorial Service for Joni will be held Saturday March 16 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Gatto’s Italian Restaurant Atrium, located at 1938 E Lincoln Highway New Lenox Illinois. The Celebration of Life Service to begin at 5:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Joni’s name will be used in accordance with the families wishes. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services for the family or left at the Memorial Service. Thank You!

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

Joan (Joni) Elizabeth Tsakiris (Wertz) of Manteno, Illinois passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, February 20th, 2024. Joni was born on January 19, 1971 in Evergreen Park, Illinois. Joni is survived by her husband, Don, her four children; Samuel, Riley, William and Lila. Along with her two children by marriage; Donald and Cortney. Her grandchildren; Althea, Lorelai, and Damien. Joni was a sister to Kaitlyn, Steven and Demetri. She was an aunt to Joey, Kaylee, Emma and Steven Jr. Joni worked many years in the trucking industry, as a dispatcher and a load planner. She was very well respected amongst her colleagues. 

Her smile was contagious and could light up an entire room, her humor could make anyone’s day no matter the circumstances. Anywhere Joni went she would make a friend. Joni had such a big heart, she would go above and beyond for anyone. 

Joni fought breast cancer courageously for seven years. With the help of the Northwestern Prentice Women’s Hospital, joni was able to continue her fight until the very end. Her motto was “Never give up, Never stop trying” 

Her family and life long friends have cherished the time they all had with her. Joni’s legacy will live on with her loved ones. She may be gone, but Joni will never be forgotten. 

 

 


Louis K. Verros

 

Louis (Ilias) K. Verros March 18, 1933 – February 4, 2024

Services for Mr. Verros will take place all in one day on Wednesday February 7, 2024 at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Funeral service will begin promptly at 11:30 AM and immediately following the visitation. Louis will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery.

For information; Please call or text Michael Orrico at 815/260-0668 or Email Orricofuneral@comcast.net

 

In loving memory of Louis K. Verros, a resilient soul at age 90, peacefully passed away on February 4, 2024.  He was born on March 18, 1933 in a village in Greece named Louka, Tripoli.  He was a devoted and loving husband to his wife of 55 years, Petroula (Doulas).  Loving father of Konstadina (Sotirios) Georgelos and Bob (Sophia) Verros.  Proud pappouli of Valerie (Peter) Kotsiovos, Patricia (Leo-Paul) Bezanis, Pamela Georgelos, Petra and Christina Verros.  Great pappouli of Christos, Evi, and Sam Kotsiovos.  Dearest brother of late Fotini (late Manoli) Drogossis, late Panagiotis (late Eleni) Verros, late James (Katina) Verros, late Evagelia (late Dimitrios) Psyhogios, George (Toula) Verros, Eugenia (Peter) Kioussis, Vasiliki (late Petro) Doukas, late Thanasis and late Tasia Verros (passed at birth).  Dearest brother-in-law of Nikoletta (late Harry) Panos, George (Maria) Doulas, late Vasilios (Lynn) Doulas, Anastasios (Effie) Doulas.  Proud uncle of many nieces and nephews. 

He embarked on a journey from Greece on April 19, 1966, to create a new chapter in his life in the USA.  His immigrant spirit inspired all who knew him. He was a proud union worker at Radio Flyer manufacturing factory where he produced the famous red wagon.  Notably, he started his own band, Asteria, captivating audiences with the traditional Greek music of his clarinet and leaving a lasting mark on the hearts of those who listened. Behind his musical pursuits, he found joy in revisiting his roots.  After retirement, he spent many summers indulging in the beauty of his home in Milia, Tripoli, Greece.  Year after year, he immensely enjoyed the strong bonds of friendship he had established there, and was excited for his return the next summer. Additionally, he had a passion for fixing broken things with duct tape and ropes, and spending many weekends at the flea market in pursuit for the perfect finds.  He was “Mr. Fix it.” 

His zest for life extended to the outdoors where he delighted in riding his bike and cultivating the Earth through gardening.  May the echoes of his music, the warmth of summers in Greece, and the deep love for his family be everlasting of his remarkable legacy.  His memory will be eternal in our hearts. All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.

 

 


Janusz Toporkiewicz

 

Janusz Toporkiewicz June 6, 1957 – January 31, 2024

Visitation for Mr. Toporkiewicz will be held Tuesday February 6, 2024 from 4:00 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). Chapel Service to begin at 7:30 PM. Janusz will be laid to rest at a later date.

The Toporkiewicz family kindly asks that in lieu of flowers, those attending the funeral consider making a donation towards the medical and funeral expenses, to help us honor the loss of Janusz and in accordance with his wishes.

Janusz Toporkiewicz passed away suddenly at the age of 66. Survived by his Wife, Mariola, their three daughters, Joanna (Justin), Julie and Marta (Dimitri), his mother-in-law, Janina Troscianka, and his beloved grand daughter, Amelia. Janusz was born in June of 1957 in Strzelin, Poland and was raised by Helena and Bruno Toporkiewicz, along side his younger brother, Marek. 

He came to the United States in 1986, with his wife, mother-in-law, and eldest daughter to follow in (1990?). Janusz worked as a stationary engineer with SEIU Local 1, but had an avid appreciation for cultivating plants, landscaping, and carpentry. He loved to help his family with construction on their homes and helping their gardens flourish. No project was too small or too difficult, he always wanted to help. In his finals days, he spent his time with friends and family working at Jedis Restaurant in Oak Lawn. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements.

 

 


Angeliki Panos

 

Angeliki “Kiki” Panos of Berwyn, IL formerly of Athens, Greece

July 14, 1952 – December 28, 2023

Services for Mrs. Panos will take place all in one day on Wednesday January 3, 2024 at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Visitation will be from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM. Funeral service will begin promptly at 11:00 AM and immediately following the visitation. Angeliki will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery.

For those of you who may not be able to attend the funeral. The Panos family has arranged for a live stream. Please use the link provided below just a few minutes prior to the 11:00 AM Funeral Service.

https://www.asimplestreaming.com/apanos

For information please call or text Michael Orrico at 815/260-0668 or email at Orricofuneral@comcast.net

Angeliki Panos, nee Tamvakologou, age 71. Cherished daughter of the late Marika and Vasili Tamvakologou; devoted wife of George Panos; loving mother of Franny (Mike) Kotlan and Peter (Kiki) Panos; proud Yiayia of Angelina and Alexander; dear sister to Kaiti (late Nicholas) Ioannou; fond sister-in-law and beloved aunt to many. Angeliki came to the United States in 1973 as a newlywed. Soon after she became a mother and dedicated her life to her husband, children, and eventually grandchildren. Angeliki enjoyed traveling back to Greece with her family. They spent countless summers visiting relatives and traveling the islands. The time she got to spend with her sister in person was priceless. It would be wrong to say that Angeliki lost her battle because she never stopped fighting. No matter how sick she was, she was always determined. Through her, we know what resilience and perseverance truly look like. Just because she is no longer here, it does not mean she lost her fight.

Angeliki will be deeply missed by her family and loved ones here and in Greece. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements.

 

 


Karen Keorpes

 

Karen Keorpes December 17, 1958 – December 17, 2023

Visitation Thursday December 21, 2023 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). Trisagion service at 7:00 PM. Friends and Family asked to meet Friday morning 10:15 AM, December 22nd directly at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church 12307 South Ridgeland Avenue Palos Heights Illinois 60463, for the 10:30 AM Funeral Service. Karen will be laid to rest near her beloved parents at Bethania Cemetery of Justice.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Karen’s name will be donated according to the families wishes. Thank you.

For information please call or text Michael Orrico at 815/260-0668 or orricofuneral@comcast.net

On December 17th , in “Karen Style”, she left this world on the same day she came into it, on her birthday, where she peacefully passed away at home alongside her supporting family. Karen leaves behind Dean Keorpes, her incredibly devoted husband, three children: Jim (Jennifer) Keorpes, Peter (Laurel) Keorpes and Amelia (Devin) Wise, whom she showered with love, and four Grandchildren: Grayson, Brogan, Penelope and Constantine that she absolutely adored. Karen was the daughter of departed Peter and Amelia Deligianis and the loving sister of Helen (Don) Schmidt and Mary (Jim) Gianakakis. Although there are no words to describe our amazing Karen, a few come to mind. Loving, Epic, Eccentric, and maybe a little crazy (in a good kind of way). There was never, and never will be, a person quite like her. Her selfless nature to her family and friends was evident even in the darkest of moments and her values that she instilled in her children will live on forever. If you wanted to know the definition of true love, look only at her 44-year marriage to Dean, a true example of what anyone could ever hope for. Karen loved to travel and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. From warm beach getaways, where she walked miles on the sand alongside her husband, to enjoying gelato (Stat!) on the most incredible vacation to Italy and Croatia with her family only a few years ago. But no matter the destination, the only thing that mattered most was that her family was there and this is what gave her true joy. The memories she shared that gave her the most happiness were always with family and primarily involved food and drink. But truly, isn’t that where all the best memories are always made? From the banquet parties at the Delphian House, holiday gatherings at her sisters or just a simple Wednesday dinner (nothing “simple” about it) at Yiayoula and Papou’s, she simply loved being around her grandparents, parents, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, husband, children and grandchildren. This is what she lived for and gave her the most happiness in life. Karen possessed unbelievable talents and was known for her passion of art. Her talented works are a physical part of her that she leaves behind for us. In particular, her final piece on display at her wake. This piece is a symbol of her strength; she pushed through to make certain she completed this work of art even while in the midst of her difficult battle. She not only created these works of art, but as a high school teacher of 23 years passed on these skills to her students and helped them further develop their own skills, not only in the arts, but their futures as young adults. Karen was taken from us much too early. Although she had so much more to give us in this life, she did live a fulfilling and beautiful life that most would never experience even in two lifetimes. The people that she touched was evident in the constant support she had during her battle. Everyone would tell me what an incredible person she is; noting her electric personality, her warm smile and her loving hugs. She was never short of kind words, a willingness to help and quick to make you smile with her uniquely quirky personality. People just could not help but be moved by her and how being around her brought out the happiness in everyone. Certainly, everyone’s life that Karen touched has been made just a little bit brighter. The world may now be not as bright with you gone, but I am so proud to call you, my Mana. Your memory will always burn eternally and, although that cannot replace the brilliant brightness of your life, I hope your flame is bright enough to shine upon us when we need you the most.

 

 


John D. Kaftantzis

 

John D. Kaftantzis June 28, 1928 – December 9, 2023

Family and friends will meet Friday morning, December 15, 2023, at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 S Roberts Rd, Palos Hills, IL 60465. Visitation begins at 11:00 a.m, funeral service to follow at 12:30pm and Interment at Bethania Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name can be made to Sts. Constantine & Helen Church, to be used for upcoming Altar renovations.

For Those of you who may not be able to attend the funeral, The Kaftantzis family has arranged for a live stream. Please use the link provided below just a few minutes prior to the 12:30 Funeral services.

https://www.asimplestreaming.com/jdkaftantzis

For information please contact Michael Orrico at 815/260-0668 or orricofuneral@comcast.net

John D. Kaftantzis, age 95, passed away peacefully at his home on December 9, 2023. Born June 28, 1928 in Galatista, Halkidiki, Greece to a family of beekeepers & farmers, he completed Efklildis (Euclid) Technical High School in Thessaloniki and immediately was drafted into the Greek Army (Black Berets) for 3 years. In 1954 he immigrated to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where he lived for 9 years. In 1963 he immigrated to the US and lived in New York for 4 years. In the late 1960s he became a proud US citizen and moved to Chicago. He worked in the truck and heavy equipment industry as a technician, while also servicing the fleet of buses at his beloved church, Sts. Constantine and Helen. On a vacation to Greece in 1970, the “Brooklys” found and married his devoted wife of 53 years and had 3 beautiful children. He was an avid gardener, tinkerer, and master roaster of whole lambs. His love for simple things like homemade tsipouro, grilled hot peppers, olives, smoked salmon, and a good “parea” always put a smile on his face. He was always ready with a seemingly inexhaustible list of one-liners ready to make everyone laugh. Preceded in death by his parents Dimitrios and Maria; Brother Emmanuel (Noula); brother-in-law Modestos Zografopoulos; Grandchild Gabriel Kaftantzis. Survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Anastasia “Soula”, nee Siropli; 3 children, Maria (Dr. Constantine) Delis, Dimitrios (Roussa) Kaftantzis, Peter (Katina) Kaftantzis; six grandchildren Victoria, Johnny & Anastasia Delis, Johnny Kaftantzis, and Anastasia & Alexander Kaftantzis; One brother Phillip (Katina) & one sister Merope (late Modestos) Zografopoulos; Fond uncle of numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Family and friends will meet Friday morning, December 15, 2023, at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 S Roberts Rd, Palos Hills, IL 60465. Visitation begins at 11:00 a.m, funeral service to follow at 12:30pm and Interment at Bethania Cemetery. All arrangements made by Orrico-Kourelis Funeral Services, Inc. For more information please call (877) 974-9201

In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name can be made to Sts. Constantine & Helen Church, to be used for upcoming Altar renovations. All arrangements made by Orrico-Kourelis Funeral Services, Inc. For more information please call (877) 974-9201.

A special thank you to Bobby Sianis & Georgia Kolovos for their compassionate care.

 

 


Harry J. Nichols

 

Harry J. Nichols (Niarchos) September 24, 1920 – December 2, 2023

Services for Mr. Nichols will take place all in one day on Thursday December 7, 2023 at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Funeral Service will start promptly at 11:00 AM and immediately after visitation. Harry will be laid to rest alongside his beloved Georgia at Evergreen Cemetery in Evergreen Park.

For information please contact Michael Orrico at 815/260-0668 or orricofuneral@comcast.net

In lieu of flowers the Nichols family kindly asks that you consider a memorial in Harry’s name to his beloved Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church. Thank you..

Harry J. Nichols (Niarchos) of Palos Hills, Illinois passed away peacefully on December 2, 2023. Beloved husband of the late Georgia nee Christopoulos for nearly 32 years. Loving father of Pauline (George) Kyros, James (Mary Beth), and Dean (Pamela). Dearest Pappou of Suzanne (Chris) Murin, Jeanette (Peter) Fefles, Louis (Katerina) Kyros, Gianna Nichols, Harrison Nichols and Parker (Brooke) Nichols. Proud great-grandfather of Madeline, Eleni, Thano, Matthew, Lexi, George (Fefles), George (Kyros) and Panos. Beloved son of the late Demosthenes and the late Polixene Niarchos. Dear brother of the late George (Late Pauline) Niarchos, the late Despina (late Nick) Kanatas, the late Nick (late Stamatina) Niarchos and Eugenia (late Alex) Pavlopoulos. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews here and in Greece.

Harry was born in Alliance, Ohio on September 24, 1920. Shortly thereafter, his family moved back to Vamvakou, Sparta, Greece where Harry was raised until he returned to live in Columbus, Ohio at the age of 19. During World War II Harry served bravely in the U.S. Army in Europe where he landed on Omaha Beach, Normandy on D-Day, served in the 3rd Army during the liberation of France, and fought in many battles including the Battle of the Bulge. Upon his return, he married the love of his life, the late Georgia Christopoulos and raised his three children. In 2014 he was awarded the French Legion of Honor medal by the French Government for his wartime service in France. Harry was a florist for many years. Devoted member for many years of the Parish Council at St. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Palos Hills. May His Memory be Eternal! All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc

 

 


John Georgis

 

John Dimos Georgis July 17,1948 – November 27, 2023

Services for John will take place all in one day on Saturday December 2nd at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. The Funeral Service will begin promptly at 11:00 AM and immediately following the Visitation. John will be laid to rest alongside his beloved parents at Bethania Cemetery of Justice. May His Memory be Eternal!

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Northwestern Memorial Foundation, PO Box 734985, Chicago, Illinois 60673-4985. Please make checks payable to “Northwestern Memorial Foundation” and include John Georgis in the memo line. Donations can also be made online at foundation.nm.org or over the phone at (833) 443-8663. Your gift will support Dr. Jyoti Patel’s lung cancer research at Northwestern Medicine.

For information please call or text Michael Orrico at 815/260-0668, email: orricofuneral@comcast.net

John Dimos Georgis, age 75, beloved son of the late Dimos and Fotini (nee Gialamas) Georgis.  Survived in life by his beloved wife of 35 years Linka nee Doklean and his children Kristina Georgis (Ashraf Kawar), Francine (Darb) Lang, Michael (Kristen) Georgis and James (Rebecca) Georgis.  Grandfather to Elias, John, Alexander, Niko and Theoni. Dearest brother of Ethel (Peter) Parthenis, Eleni (Andy) McKenna, and Betty (Pete) Tsoutsas. Brother-in-law to Anka (Vasilie) Misca .  Loved by many nieces and nephews and everyone within the community who knew him as “Uncle John”.
John was born in Greece and immigrated to the United States with his parents and sisters at a very young age.  John was a successful entrepreneur, a self-taught musician and had an endless passion for fishing, inspiring many to join him over the years. He will be deeply missed. May his Memory be Eternal. All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.

 

 


Georgia Karuntzos – Fidan

 

Georgia Ann Karuntzos – Fidan December 6, 1965 – November 23, 2023

Services for Georgia will take place on Thursday November 30th, at Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills Illinois. Visitation will be from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Trisagion Service at 5:30 PM. Friends and family asked to meet directly Friday morning at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois for the 11:00 AM Funeral Service. Georgia will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery of Justice.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family, and are greatly appreciated. Please use link below provided.

https://everloved.com/life-of/georgia-fidan/?flow=264

*For information call or text Michael Orrico @ 815/260-0668 or Orricofuneral@comcast.net

Georgia, 57 years young, passed peacefully in her sleep on Thanksgiving morning after fighting cancer for two long years.
Georgia is the beloved mother of Nicole(Mark) Burklow and Alec Fidan. Dearest wife of Ali Fidan. She was a proud Yiayia of Mila & Rylan. Georgia leaves behind her parents, John and Alexandra Karuntzos. Georgia, the dear sister of Demetra (Tom) Papadopoulos, Maria (John) Pavletic, and George (Maureen) Karuntzos. She was also a loving Thea to many!
Georgia was a fiercely loyal, generous, and caring person who always put the needs of her family and friends before her own. She was a strong woman who embraced every challenge in her life with courage and tenacity, including a brave battle with breast cancer. The amount of love Georgia had for Nicole and Alec never went unnoticed. Her perseverance through adversity will forever inspire us all.
Her smile and laugh lit up any room.  She touched the hearts of all those she encountered. Georgia is the true definition of what a woman should grow to become.
She will forever live on in our hearts. Her presence and spirit will continue to be felt by us forever and always. May her Memory be Eternal! Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc entrusted with all arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family, and are greatly appreciated.

 

 


Kathleen “Kay” Rohe

 

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Kathleen Frances Rohe August 31, 1940 – November 22, 2023

Visitation for Kathleen will take place Sunday December 3rd at Palos Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills Illinois from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Friends and family will meet for prayers Monday morning 9:30AM at the funeral home and then proceed to St. Linus Church, 10300 Lawler Ave, Oak Lawn Illinois, for the 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial. Kathleen will be laid to rest at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to American Cancer Society.

*For Information please call or text Michael Orrico at 815/260-0668, email: orricofuneral@comcast.net

Kathleen Rohe (née Conway) 83, of Chicago Ridge passed away peacefully Wednesday evening, November 22, with her family by her side. Kay is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Donald Rohe, and her four beloved children: Marikay (Vito) Piazza, Donald (Tracy) Rohe, Karen (Tommy) Bucina, and Tom Rohe. Loving grandmother of Jack and Kelly Piazza, Meghan, Kaitlin and Jillian Rohe, Sadie Bucina, and Phoebe and Fiona Rohe. Fond aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Kay was born in Chicago, August 31st, 1940 and grew up in the Visitation Parish. She was the daughter of Francis and Agnes Conway, and younger sister to Mary A. (Robert) Mandernach, who predeceased her.  Kay graduated from Visitation High School before attending St. Bernard’s School of Nursing to become an RN. She had a career as an emergency room nurse, and as an inspector for the Illinois department of Public Health.  After marrying Don in 1964, they lived in Carbondale for a time before moving back to the Chicago area and eventually settling in Chicago Ridge where they raised their family.She loved being a Rohe “outlaw” and spending time laughing, working, and laughing some more at their cottage in Delavan with family and friends. She also enjoyed spending time with friends from throughout her life.  Kay was devoted to her family and loved being grandma to her eight grandchildren, attending recitals, plays, graduations, enthusiastically cheering on teams, cherishing all of their achievements, no matter the size, with a sparkle in her laugh and a smile on her face. She was a rock, a cornerstone to her family, kind, selfless, faithful, a good friend to many and will be missed dearly. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to American Cancer Society.

 

 


Phyllis Tierney

 

Phyllis Lorraine Tierney January 8, 1935 – November 14, 2023

Visitation for Phyllis will be held Friday, November 17, from 4:00 PM -9:00 PM at Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 Southwest Hwy, Palos Hills, IL 60465. Friends and family are asked to meet Saturday morning at the funeral home at 10:00 am and proceed to St. Patricia Catholic Church 9050 South 86th Ave, Hickory Hills, IL for the 11:30a. Mass of Christian Burial. She will be laid to rest at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery along side her beloved Edward.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Patricia Catholic Church in Phyllis’s name.

For any information please contact Michael Orrico at 815/260-0668 or orricofuneral@comcast.net

Phyllis Tierney (née O’Reilly) 88, of Hickory Hills passed away peacefully Tuesday evening with her family by her side. Phyllis is survived by her three children: Reilly (Gina Carmignani) Tierney, Eileen (Duffy) McCann, and Maribeth (Christian) Kostal. Loving grandmother of Maeve, Caoilinn, Jack, and Fionn Tierney, and Meghan McCann.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 20 years, Edward Tierney, her parents Phillip and Mary O’Reilly.  Dearest sister of James (Bonita) O’Reilly the late Dorothy (the late Phillip) Testa; the late Dolores (the late Gerard) Niles; and late Thomas (the late Pat) O’Reilly.  Sister-in-law of Jean (the late William) Kelleher, the late Patricia Tierney, the late Mary (the late James) O’Malley, and John (the late Sherry). Mother-in-law of the late Colleen Bruton.

 Phyllis was the matriarch of a large extended family included 26 nieces and nephews, and so many grand nieces and nephews we lost count, all of whom meant the world to her. She was in her glory entertaining and making sure the family stayed close together in the aftermath of the passing of her siblings. She was a proud graduate of Visitation High School. She began her work career at People’s Gas Company; and, following the untimely passing of her late husband, she worked at the IBEW Local 134. Visitation Friday, November 17, from 4:00-9:00pm at Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 Southwest Hwy, Palos Hills, IL 60465. Friends and family are asked to meet Saturday morning at the funeral home at 10:00 am and proceed to St. Patricia Catholic Church 9050 South 86th Ave, Hickory Hills, IL for the 11:30a. Mass of Christian Burial. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services, Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Patricia Catholic Church.

 

 


John Glaros

 

John George Glaros March 2, 1928 – November 11, 2023

Services for Mr. Glaros will take place all in one day on Friday November 17, 2023 at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465.

Visitation will be from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Funeral Service will begin promptly at 10:30 AM, immediately following the visitation. John will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery of Justice.

For information please contact Michael Orrico at 815/260-0668 or orricofuneral@comcast.net

Ιωάννης (John) Γεωργίου Γλαρός fell asleep in The Lord November 11, 2023 at the age of 95 with his loving family by his side. He was the Beloved husband of Mina (nee Menegis) for 60 years; Loving father of Paris Glaros, Argyroula (Howard) Baniewicz, and Anna (Robert) Duffey; and Cherished παππού of Evangelos, Mina, Johnna, Jonathan and Anna. John was born in Panagia, Ikaria Greece to Georgios and Anna (nee Pastis) Glaros. He was the second sibling of the late Nikolaos (late Anna) Glaros, the late Kalliope (late Brigadier General Alexandros) Salavopoulou, Argyro (late Georgios) Bazou, Emmanuel Glaros and the late Paris (Fotini) Glaros. In 1940, John and his family fled Ikaria to escape the war and famine, seeking refuge in Alexandria, Egypt and Beirut, Lebanon. He joined the Greek Navy at 14 years of age, where he was affectionately referred to as ‘ Γλαρουδάκι ’. As the helmsman of the Kanaris (L53) Destroyer, he earned a Medal of Honor. He later also served in the Greek Army. In 1970, he immigrated to the United States with his wife and daughters, and soon after had his son Paris. John became a construction painter and was known for taking on difficult and challenging jobs, such as bridges and various infrastructures that others were too faint of heart to take on. John was a proud father and grandfather of two generations of Koraes graduates, including a Greek Archdiocesan Valedictorian and two Salutatorians. He was very proud of his family and Greek heritage, and looked forward to splitting his time between the states and his beloved house in Glaredos, Ikaria every year. John’s passion in life was his fierce dedication to his family. He was a hardworking and humble man who valued the pure and simple things in life—nurturing his family and garden, and drinking his Greek καφεδάκι . Known for his no-fuss and no-frills attitude, he was the greatest husband, father, and grandfather one can have or ever aspire to become. John will forever be remembered for being strong, honest, selfless, inspiring, loving, and above all, fearless. He will be missed dearly and will always live on in our hearts. Αιωνία η μνήμη του. All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.

 

 


John T. Noonan

 

John Thomas Noonan October 19, 1928 – November 9, 2023

Services for Mr. Noonan will take place all in one day on Thursday November 16th at Palos Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Visitation will be held from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM. Chapel Service to begin at 11:00 AM and promptly after visitation. John will be laid to rest along side his beloved Joy at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

John Thomas Noonan 95 of Mokena passed away Thursday evening November 9th at the Manteno Home for veterans in Manteno Illinois. Beloved husband of the late Joy Susan Noonan née Sommers. Loving son to late Thomas and Norah Noonan. Dearest father of Patricia (Ron) Madaras, Thomas (Bridget) Noonan, and  The Late Jack (Late Peggy) Noonan. Dear grandfather of Joy (Paul) Reno, Jennifer( Colin) Walters, John Madaras, Michael Noonan, Matthew (Deanna) Noonan. Great Grandfather of Zachary Reno, Ayden Reno, Isabelle Walters and Timothy Walters. John was raised on the south side  of Chicago, where he attended Saint Rita high school. He continued school in the carpenters apprenticeship program, where he began a career as a carpenter. John eventually climbed the rungs of Carpenters Local Union 13 to become a foreman. John was a proud Veteran of United States Army. All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.

 

 


Christina Gotsis

 

Christina Gotsis July 22, 1953 – October 30, 2023

Services for Christina will be held all in one day on Saturday November 4, 2023 at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Funeral Service to begin at 11:00 AM and promptly after Visitation. Christina will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery of Justice.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made according to Christina’s wishes and to The American Brain Tumor Association. You may either make a donation directly to Jim Trahanas or use the link provided for the association. Please use Jtraha@gmail.com in the link as contact. Thank You! https://give.abta.org/give/222881/#!/donation/checkout

For information please contact Michael Orrico @ 815/260-0668 or email Orricofuneral@comcast.net

Christina Gotsis passed away peacefully on Monday, October 30, 2023, at the age of 70, surrounded by her loved ones. She was the loving mother of Diane and Jim, the youngest sister to Efthymia Trilikis and George Gotsis, and the devoted daughter of the late Konstantinos and Afroditi Gotsis. Christina was born on July 22, 1953, in Tripolis, Greece. She grew up in the small village of Alepohori where she loved spending time with her siblings, cousins, and close friends. During her upbringing, she worked in cherry fields, at bakeries, and found her passion for doing hair. In 1979, at the age of 26, Christina, along with her parents, embarked on a journey to the United States. She began her new life in Princeton, Illinois, and later moved to Chicago and then, to Palos Hills. As many immigrants from Greece did at that time, Christina began her pursuit of the American dream, working in restaurants as a hostess and as kitchen staff. Years later, while balancing being a mother and working, she decided to formally pursue her passion for hair and attend cosmetology school. Following her dreams, Christina worked as a stylist for over a decade before starting her own successful business, Express Hair Studios, in 2006. She loved her work and found immense joy serving her community, friends, and family for over 16 years. She touched the hair and hearts of over 3000 people with her talented hands, bright smile, and loving heart during that time. She was happy and proud knowing that she built a business and a legacy that continues on following her passing. During her time away from the salon, she loved to cook, bake, garden, and spend time with family and friends. She was a loving aunt to many nieces and nephews, whom she loved, supported, and cherished her close relationship with. She was not only a mother but a best-friend to both of her children. She was a social and vibrant personality, and extended her love and support to her children’s friends as though they were her own. She battled cancer with bravery, humility, and positivity, laughing and smiling every chance she had. May her loving, humorous, caring, and courageous spirit live on through those she touched. All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.

 

 


Eleni (Helen) Kritikos

 

Eleni (Helen) Kritikos July 22,1945 – October 11, 2023

The Services for Eleni will be held all in one day on Thursday October 19th at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 15625 South Bell Road, Homer Glen Illinois, 60491. The Visitation is from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. The Funeral Service will begin promptly at 10:00 AM immediately following the visitation. She will be laid to rest at Skyline Memorial Park Cemetery of Monee Illinois.

For information please contact Michael Orrico @ 815/260-0668 or orricofuneral@comcast.net

Eleni (Helen) Kritikos (nee Balaskas) of Oak Forest, Illinois passed away on October 11, 2023. Eleni was born in Ahladokambos Argolidos Greece and immigrated to the US in 1969.Beloved wife of the late Nicholaos Kritikos. Loving mother of Mary Kritikos, Peter Kritikos, JoAnne Marino (Anthony), Dina Madden (Patrick), and Theodoros Kritikos. Cherished grandmother of John Marino, Kerry and Corbin Madden. Dear sister of Eugenia Droulia (late Kostandinos), Harilaos Balaskas (Zinaeda), Nikolaos Balaskas (Lambrini), Vasiliki Gatsios (Georgios), and the late Giannoula Balaskas. Caring aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Eleni owned and operated L&G Restaurant in Harvey for many years alongside her husband and while she encountered many hurdles throughout her life, she remained strong and persevered. No matter what was going on in her life, she always had a smile on her face and a shoulder to lean on. She had a quiet disposition but a fierce loyalty to family. She was a selfless woman who lived her life for others above herself.

Eleni had an intense love for gardening. She had a beautiful flower garden along the entire perimeter of her home that one could admire for hours. She also enjoyed needlepoint work spending hours meticulously working on masterpieces. Eleni absolutely adored watching Judge Judy. She got a kick out of her no-nonsense attitude, and you could hear her laughing down the hallway every time Judge Judy was on.

May the loved ones of Eleni find solace in the enduring impact she leaves behind, and may her legacy of selflessness, kindness, and unwavering love continue to shape their lives in perpetuity. May her memory be eternal and may God shine his everlasting light upon her. All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.

 

 


Gus P. Pappas

 

Gus Pappas December 24, 1938 – October 11, 2023

Services for Mr. Pappas will take place all in one day on Tuesday October 17, 2023 at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Visitation will be from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Funeral Service to begin immediately after visitation promptly at 10:30 AM. Gus will be laid to rest alongside his beloved Panagiota at Evergreen Cemetery of Evergreen Park Illinois.

For Information Please contact Michael Orrico @ 815/260-0668 or Orricofuneral@comcast.net

Gus Pappas passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 11th 2023 at the age of 84. Beloved husband of the late Panagiota “Nota” nee Iliopoulos. Loving father of Peter, Georgina, Debra (John) Maniatis and beloved grandfather to Chase Maniatis. He was born on December 24,1938 in Louka, Tripolis Greece. He was the oldest of five boys, Nick (Nota), Charlie (Maria), Ted (the late Maria), and George. Gus, along with his father Peter, arrived in the United States at the age of 13 in 1951. He started his new life in the state of Michigan and moved to Chicago when he was 18. He worked as a delivery driver for a few years and in 1962, after chasing her until she finally said yes, he married Panagiota “Nota” Iliopoulos. He started his own business, a fruit and vegetable market on State Street in Chicago to provide for his wife and three children. He worked hard and in 1986 he opened up a restaurant with his brother-in- law Nick Allen in Michigan City, Indiana. Gus was a big Indiana Colts fan, loved Greek music, his coffee, and his grandson Chase Maniatis. He was a quiet, soft spoken man who enjoyed going out for coffee with his friends, but his greatest joy was his children and grandson. May His Memory be Eternal! All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.

 

 


Frank Anthony Bella, Jr.

 

Frank Anthony Bella, Jr. April 5, 1931 – October 1, 2023

Services for Frank will take place all in one day on Saturday, October 14th at St. Veronica Catholic Church (Infant Jesus of Prague), 1120 Douglas Ave., Flossmoor, Il 60422. Visitation will be held from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm(noon). Funeral Mass will be begin promptly at 12 pm. He will be laid to rest privately on a separate day.

In lieu of flowers, we ask for donations to the Parkinson’s Foundation in Frank’s name.

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

Frank A. Bella, Jr., 92, of Flossmoor, IL, passed away peacefully on October 1, 2023, at home with his family. He was born on April 5, 1931 to Frank and Gertrude Bella in Blue Island, IL. He is preceded in death by his mother and father and his six close knit siblings; Ronald, Phyllis, Joseph, Mary and John. Frank is survived by his beloved wife Maureen(O’Hara). Frank was the loving father of Michelle, Frank(Lauren), Mark(Angelique); and proud grandfather to Gretchen, Hannah, Emily, Audrey and Shaylee. Frank was also an adoring uncle to many nieces and nephews. Frank spent his early years in Blue Island with his family having close ties to their church St. Isadore. He attended high school at Divine Word Seminary in East Troy, WI. Then, he enlisted in the Army and upon discharge worked in San Diego and then studied in Mexico City. When he returned to Blue Island, he obtained his college degree at Loyola while beginning his work in the real estate field. As he valued education, Frank also received his Masters from Loyola University. Frank began his own real estate company that continued for over 60 years. Frank was passionate about real estate and built, purchased and owned many residential and commercial buildings over the years. In addition to his real estate practice, he also was a CCIM real estate instructor for over 30 years, traveling to many states in the US and even China to teach commercial real estate classes. He was active in many organizations including the Elks, the Lions and Moraine Valley Community College. He met the love of his life, Maureen, in Chicago and married, spending 57 happy years together. They began their family while living in Blue Island, and then moved to Flossmoor in 1972 where they remained until his death. During those years, Frank enjoyed many nights and days of tennis, gourmet food club, black tie galas and other happy memories with cherished friends. After their children were grown, Frank with Maureen followed their love of travel with many trips abroad. Frank believed in gathering people together to celebrate and enjoy life. Everyone who spent time with him knew of his sharp wit and legendary jokes. His real joy came with the arrival of his five granddaughters. He loved to visit them, travel with them and connect with them whenever he could. In his last years, as he struggled with his illness, his penchant for laughter, love and joy always remained. His spirit will live on in all his children, grandchildren and all who knew him. He will never be forgotten. All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.

 

 


Nikolaos D. Koutsiouris

 

Nikolaos (Nick) Koutsiouris September 1, 1924 – October 1, 2023

Services for Mr. Koutsiouris will take place all in one day on Thursday October 5th, 2023. Visitation will take place from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Funeral service will begin immediately following visitation beginning promptly at 10:30. Nick will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery.

Any floral expressions of Sympathy should be sent directly to Church.

Nikolaos ( Nick) Koutsiouris of Palos Hills, Illinois passed away peacefully on 10/1/2023 surrounded by his loving family at his bedside. Nick was born in Rizes, Tegea, Greece, and immigrated to the US with his family in 1967. He owned and operated White Mansion Restaurant and Nic- Boy Burgers in Chicago for many years. Nick served in the Greek Army where he received a Medal of Honor for valor in the line of duty. He was an avid supporter of his beloved Olympiakos soccer team and enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends.

Beloved husband of Chrysoula (née Pantazis). Loving father of Georgia, Stella and Spiro Koutsiouris. Cherished grandfather of Nicholas and Chrysila Koutsiouris. Loving brother in law, cousin and uncle to many nieces and nephews in the US and Greece. Preceded in death by his parents Fr. Dimitrios and Presbytera Georgia Koutsiouris, his brothers George (Aggeliki) Koutsiouris, Ilias (Georgia) Koutsiouris, Christos (Maria) Koutsiouris and sisters Presbytera Panagiota (Fr Athanasios) Skaloubakas, Maria (Konstantinos) Foukas, and Sophia (Alexandros) Krigas.

Nick loved spending time with his family and grandchildren, tending to his garden and maintaining his home in Athens, Greece. He will be deeply missed and forever leave a void in all of our hearts. May His Memory be Eternal. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements

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

 

 


Maria D. Stavrakos

 

Maria D. Stavrakos September 18, 1948 – September 25, 2023

Visitation Friday, September 29th, from 10:30 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. Maria will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery of Justice Illinois.

In lieu of flowers the Stavrakos Family kindly asks that you consider a donation to The Parkinson’s Foundation in Maria’s name.

For information please contact Michael Orrico @ 815/260-0668 or orricofuneral@comcast.net

Maria D. Stavrakos, of Palos Heights, and born in Mavriki, Arcadia Greece passed away peacefully on Monday, September 25th, 2023 with her loving family by her side. Beloved and caring wife of Demetrios for 54 years. Loving mother of John (Marissa) and Nicholas (Monica). Proud grandmother to Alexandra, Jack, Nicole, Sophia, and Natalie. Devoted daughter to Elias and Georgia. Dear sister of the late Kostas and Nikos. Caring aunt of many nieces and nephews. May her Memory Be Eternal.

Visitation Friday, September 29th, from 10:30 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. Maria will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery of Justice Illinois. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to The Parkinson’s Foundation. All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. For information, please call (815) 260-0668 or orricofuneral@comcast.net

 

 


Anastasia Panou

 

Anastasia “Tasoula” Panou March 16, 1940 – September 24, 2023

Services for Mrs. Panou will take place all in one day on Saturday September 30th at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 10301 South Kolmar Avenue Oak Lawn Illinois 60453. Visitation will be from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM. Funeral service will take place immediately following visitation and starting promptly at 11:00 AM. Anastasia will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Saint Nicholas Ladies Philoptochos Society or Lurie Children’s Foundation (Northwestern Hospital) will be appreciated. foundation@luriechildrens.org

For Information please contact Michael Orrico @ 815/260-0668 or orricofuneral@comcast.net.

Anastasia K. Panou, also known as Tasoula, passed away peacefully on September 24, 2023, at 83 years old. Beloved wife of George for 53 years. Daughter of the late Panagiotis and Angeliki Kollias. Beloved mother of Valerie Panou-Stroud (Rick) and Peter (Tracy) Panou. Cherished grandmother of Natasha and Alexandra Stroud, George, Adrianna and Anastasia Panou. Sister of the late Kaliope (the late Andreas) Karouzos, Sofia (Dinos) Stamouli and Xrisoula (Demetris) Xloupis. She was born on March 16, 1940, in Kaparelli, Greece, and grew up in the Athens suburb of Moshato. She emigrated to the United States with her husband, George, in 1970 and made her home in Chicago, Ill.

Tasoula’s greatest joy was her family and her faith. She was an active member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Oak Lawn, Ill., and made sure it was the center of her children’s lives and activities while they were growing up.

She loved to serve with the St. Nicholas Ladies Philoptochos Society, cooking and baking for the Greek Festival and other church events. She was known for her delicious pastitsio, and her pastries made their way to family and friends around the country.   

Tasoula loved to read, always asking for the newest book to be sent to her in Greek. She was curious about the world and could speak on any subject.

To those she knew and loved, Tasoula was very straightforward, open and honest about her opinions, often mixing in some humor along with a compliment.

Most of all, she will always be remembered for her pride and love of her family. Her greatest joy was being Yiayia to her five grandchildren whom she adored and helped raise.

She was a constant source of love, wisdom, guidance and unwavering support for friends and family. Strong of spirit, she will continue to live on in the hearts of those who knew her. We will never forget her and pray she continues to rest in eternal peace.

Visitation will be held Saturday, September 30, 2023 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 10301 Kolmar Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL 60453 from 9:30am-11:00am. Funeral service begins at 11:00. Interment to follow at Bethania Cemetery. All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Saint Nicholas Ladies Philoptochos Society or Lurie Children’s Foundation (Northwestern Hospital) at foundation@luriechildrens.org will be appreciated. 

 

 


Joseph “Joe” Bartlett

 

Joseph Charles Bartlett February 4, 1948 – August 30, 2023

Memorial Visitation for Joe will take place on Sunday September 3rd from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Maher Funeral Home, 17101 71st Avenue Tinley Park Illinois 60477. (171st Street 1 Block East of Harlem)

For information or questions please call or E-mail Michael Orrico @ 815/260-0668 or Orricofuneral@comcast.net

Live to Ride and Ride to Live”

Joseph Bartlett age 75, passed away peacefully on August 30, 2023. He will be greatly missed by his better half Sue Lehr. Joe was always gracious enough to listen to her endless stories. He is survived by his brothers, Dan (Carol) Janak and Jim Bartlett. Dear Brother- in-law to Jerry (Lisa) Lehr, Tom(Diane) Lehr, Karen (Dave) Faber, Robert (Sandra) Lehr, and Michael and Sheila Lehr. He cherished his many nieces and nephews. Joe enjoyed his 33 years as a heavy equipment operator at the City of Hickory Hills. Joe always owned a motorcycle or two and loved detailing them out with chrome. One of Joe’s passions in life was being a gear-head and he spent countless hours detailing and modifying his motorcycles. May His Memory Be Eternal! All arrangement entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Service Inc.

 

 


Angeliki Capetanos

 

Angeliki G. Capetanos August 1, 1960 – August 29, 2023

The Services for Mrs. Capetanos will be held privately, as were the wishes of Angela. Those of you who may wish to send an expression of sympathy, please direct to Funeral Home. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Service Inc., 637 Lenox Street New Lenox Illinois 60451 (Care of Angeliki Capetanos). For information please call or Email Michael at 815/260-0668 Orricofuneral@comcast.net.

Angeliki G. Capetanos (née Manaves), age 63 of Oak Lawn, IL, passed away on Tuesday, August 29th, 2023. She was the beloved wife of 30 years to Peter Capetanos; loving and nurturing mother of Constandina (Michael) Schaub and George (Michaela) Capetanos; dear sister of Val (Tina) Manaves, late William (Joanne) Manaves, Anastasia (late George) Sarantopoulos, and her twin Peter (Joanna) Manaves; proud grandmother of Anastasia, Panagiotis, and Georgios Schaub; generous aunt, niece, and friend to many. Angeliki is preceded in death by her loving parents George and Aglaia Manaves. May the loved ones of Angeliki find solace in the enduring impact she leaves behind, and may her legacy of selflessness, kindness, and unwavering integrity continue to shape their lives in perpetuity.

May her memory be eternal!

 

 


James G. Rogiokos

 

James “Demetrios” Rogiokos July 20, 1932 – August 12, 2023

Services for Mr. Rogiokos will take place all in one day on Thursday August 17th at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 10301 Kolmar Avenue, Oak Lawn Illinois 60453. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Funeral Service will take place immediately after and start promptly at 11:00 AM. James will be laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery of Evergreen Park.

Please contact Michael Orrico for all Information @ 815/260-0668

In Loving Memory of James G. Rogiokos:

James G. Rogiokos, age 91 passed away peacefully at his home on August 12, 2023. Beloved husband of Anna for 64 years. Son of the late George & Vasiliki Rogiokos. Beloved father of George (Karen) Rogiokos, Elaine (James) Nicholas and Bessie Sepsis. Cherished grandfather of William and Demetri Sepsis, Louis and James Nicholas. Brother of the late Rigas (Evangelia) Rogiokos and sister of Evangelia (Chris) Barlas. He was born on July 20th, 1932, in a village of St. Nicholas (Argos), Greece. He emigrated to the United States at the age of 19 years old. James proudly served in the United States Army for two years and was honorably discharged. He was stationed in Germany, where he developed a deep appreciation for different cultures and a love for travel. James’ time in the military instilled in him a strong work ethic and a sense of discipline that he carried throughout his life and in his family. James was also a successful entrepreneur in the produce business. James’ greatest joy in life was his family and faith. He was a long-time member at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. He was a constant source of love, guidance, and support and his presence will be deeply missed. He will forever be remembered for his kindness, wisdom, and unwavering love for his family. His legacy will live on in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him. May he rest in eternal peace. All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. 815/260-0668

 

 


Theofilos Kotsores

 

Theofilos Kotsores December 18th, 1925 – July 3rd 2023

Visitation for Theofilos Kotsores will be held on Wednesday, July 19th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Maher Funeral Home, 17101 71st Avenue, Tinley Park, Illinois 60477 (one block East of Harlem on 171st Street). Trisagion Service at 6:00 p.m. Friends and family are asked to meet Thursday, July 20th at 10:00 a.m. directly at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road, Palos Hills Illinois 60465, for the funeral service. Theofilos will be laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery in Evergreen Park, IL.

In lieu of flowers, the family will accept donations in Theofilos’ memory for the Agios Kirykos Hospital in Ikaria for the purchase of needed medical equipment.  If you have questions, please contact Dena Kotsores at dkotsores@me.com or 708-448-5121.

For information please contact Michael Orrico @ 815/260-0668 or Orricofuneral@comcast.net

Theofilos Kotsores, loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away on July 3rd, 2023 surrounded by his family in his home in Ikaria. Theofilos lived a full life that took him all over the world; always a fighter from the start of his life to its end.  He was resilient in the face of the obstacles and adversity that came his way. He was born on December 18th, 1925 on the island of Ikaria, the oldest of 8 siblings, and as a young boy worked on the boats (καΐκια). At the age of 16, he joined the Greek resistance during World War II. He was captured by the Germans and first sent to Genti Koule prison in Thessaloniki and then a concentration camp in Germany for three years, where he was sentenced to hard labor. Once the camps were liberated, he made the journey back home to Greece on foot which took five months. He went on to join the Greek Merchant Marines and traveled all over the world. Eventually, he went to the United States, where he met his wife Anna Facaros, settled in Chicago and had 3 children. Through his hard work, he became a successful restaurant owner and helped some of his siblings come to the Unites States. He retired and returned with Anna to his beloved Ikaria, where he enjoyed the next 37 years fishing and spending time with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife Anna Kotsores, son Tracy Kotsores (late Maria), and grandson Nick Kotsores. He  is survived by his wife Eleni Karles, daughters Marcy Hardaloupas (Sarantos) and Dena Kotsores, grandchildren, Theo Kotsores (Jamie), Alex Kotsores (Monica), Apostolis Hardaloupas (Evrithiki), and Anna Hardaloupas (Evangelos), as well as great-grandchildren Tracy and Sofia Kotsores, Eva and Marko Hardaloupas, and Maria Kotsores. Beloved uncle to many.

We will always remember the lessons he taught – one of his last messages to his grandchildren was “that if you fail in your life at something, don’t give up, try again and from the beginning.” We were lucky to have him in our lives for so many years. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements.

 

 


Konstantinos Gountounas

 

Konstantinos (Gus) Gountounas November 21, 1931 – July 3, 2023

Visitation will be held on July 7, 2023 from 9 am to 10 am at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 15625 S. Bell Road, Homer Glen, IL 60491. His funeral will follow immediately after. He will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery of Justice. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the family for distribution to various charitable organizations.

For Information and Questions Please call or text Michael Orrico @ 815/260-0668 or orricofuneral@comcast.net

Konstantinos (Gus) Gountounas, age 91, fell asleep in the Lord peacefully at home, surrounded by family on July 3, 2023. Beloved and devoted husband of Argyro (Angie) Gountounas nee Georgacopoulos for 61 years. Loving father of John (Barb) Gountounas, Esther (John) Spanos, Genie (George) Gountanis, and Louie (Michele) Gountounas. Loving grandfather of Bianca, Cody, Dennis, Sydney, Andrew, Connor and Samantha. Devoted son of the late Ioanni and Lambrini Gountounas. A dear brother to the late Foti and late Maria. Loved brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, relative and friend to many.

Gus was born on November 21, 1931 in Rodaki (Kyparissia), Greece. In 1960, he moved to Melbourne, Australia, where he met Angie and started their family. They emigrated to Chicago in 1968, establishing roots with their family. He was employed as a machinist at Midwest Dental Products Corporation for 29 years. Gus loved Greek dancing, his Chicago sports teams, his daily walks, and spending time with his family.

Visitation will be held on July 7, 2023 from 9 am to 10 am at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 15625 S. Bell Road, Homer Glen, IL 60491. His funeral will follow immediately after.

Gus will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the family for distribution to various charitable organizations. Gus will be deeply missed and remembered fondly. May his memory be eternal. All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.

 

 


Arthur Allen Shapiro

 

Arthur “Art ” Shapiro November 28, 1926 – June 26, 2023

Services for Mr. Shapiro will take place all in one day on Wednesday June 28th. Graveside Funeral Service and Interment with Military Honors will take place 2:00 P.M. Wednesday June 28, 2023 at Evergreen Cemetery, 3401 West 87th Street Evergreen Park Illinois 60805. Rabbi Barry Axler officiating.

For information please call or text Michael Orrico @ 815/260-0668 or orricofuneral@comcast.net

Arthur (Art) Shapiro passed away on June 26, 2023 at the age of 96. Art was a diehard Chicago Cubs fan (and any other sport he could complain about), loved gambling (whether in Vegas casinos or at his favorite local restaurant), and enjoyed spending time with his family (especially at Thursday night dinners where he served up his homemade specialties). He will be remembered for his witty comebacks, potato pancakes, chicken soup, and love for his family. Art was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia. His children Harold (Carolyn), Bobbie (Guy), and Robin (Carl), grandchildren Jim, Joe (Danielle), Suzanne, and Lindsey, and Brian (Barb), and great-granddaughter Arden, will carry on the legacy of their Dad and Papa/Pops. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements.

 

 


Virginia M Munoz

 

Virginia Mercedes Munoz May 20, 1931 – June 1, 2023

Services for Virginia will take place all in one day on Monday June 19th. Visitation will be held from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 Francis Road New Lenox Illinois 60451. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:00 noon and be held at St. Jude Catholic Church, 241 West 2nd Avenue New Lenox Illinois 60451. Virginia will be laid to rest among family at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery.

** For Those of you who may not be able to attend the services for Virginia, the Munoz family has made available a live stream of the Funeral Mass at St. Jude Catholic Church. Please use the link provided just prior to the 12:00 noon funeral service. https://asimplestreaming.com/vmmunoz

For all information please call or text Michael Orrico @ 815/260-0668 or Email @ orricofuneral@comcast.net

Virginia M. Munoz (nee Abreu), “Nina”, age 92, passed away June 1, 2023. Devout catholic and proud American citizen. Born on “Finca Galindo”, her family sugarcane farm located in the Cienfuegos Province of Cuba on May 20, 1931.  Beautiful daughter of the late Secundino V. and the late Mercedes Abreu. Adored sister of the late Wilfredo, the late Mario, the late Juan, the late Rodolfo (Berta), and Sergio. Devoted wife of the late Tomas T Munoz, M.D.  They married and left Cuba in 1956, moved to the United States with husband that accepted a Medical Fellowship at Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Hospital.  Return to Cuba was prevented by the revolution. She embraced her new country and the liberty it protected.  Loving and selfless mother of the late Virginia C. Martinez (Fernando), Thomas Munoz (Jacquelyn Vanderbok), the late Frank L. Munoz, DDS (Lucille Sapienza), Patricia Zulanas (the late Raymond), Edward C. Munoz, the late Michael P. Munoz, Maria I. Murawski (Jonathan) and Ricardo M. Munoz (Jennifer Toohey).  Beloved grandmother of Tristan Martinez (Brandi), Matthew Martinez (Stephanie), Rebecca Greiner (Collin), Lia King (William), Thomas Munoz, Adriana Grzebielucha (Brad), Raymond Zulanas II (Taylor), Nina Zulanas, Alyssa Murawski, and Ricardo T. Munoz.   Spirited great grandmother of Sloan, Henry, Sophia, Tessa, Kyla, Vera, Francesca, Josefina, Viviana, Theo, Raymond III, and Virginia. Cherished aunt and caring friend to many.  She was loved by the friends of her children that enjoyed her cooking and the welcoming atmosphere of the Munoz household.  Nina will be remembered for her loving heart, catholic faith, delicious cooking, humor, generosity, love of music, old fashioned values, patriotism, grace, and beauty.   She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements.

 

 


Konstadinos Tsingos

 

Konstadinos “Dino” Tsingos April 18, 1965 – June 5, 2023

Visitation for Konstadinos will be held on Saturday June 17 th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Palos Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 South Southwest Highway (7700 West) Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Trisagion Service will take place at 5:00 PM. Dino will be laid to rest among family in his beloved home town of Ano Liosa, Greece .

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Tsingos family. For information please contact Michael Orrico, phone or text to 815/260-0668 E-mail orricofuneral@comcast.net .

Konstadinos “Dino” Tsingos 58 of Oak Lawn and born of Ano Liosia Greece, passed away suddenly and sadly Monday afternoon June 5th at home. Beloved husband of Athanasia (Elmazis) for over 18 years. Proud and loving father of Andreas Tsingos. Dear brother of Vaggelis (Soula) Marinis, Eleftheria (Manolis) Vavoulas, and the late Gregorios. Dearest friend of Spiros Vassis. Fun loving Nouno of Constantinos Vitogiannis. Dear uncle to many and close friend to all. Dino took pride in being a Mechanic and his career in the automotive industry. He was the proud and devoted owner of Magioros Auto Sales and a very proud member of AHEPA. There was nothing he couldn’t do. He handled the twists and turns of life without complaining and was never afraid of a challenge. Nothing was impossible with Dino. He was tireless in his quest to provide for his family. Even though he went by many aliases- Venzinas, Magioros, Kotsos, Kosta, Dino, etc. he most importantly will be remembered for being compassionate, incredibly generous, funny, an unbelievable storyteller, a true Greek who never forgot where he came from, the best friend to so many, and most importantly a loving brother, husband and very proud father. His memory will live on to all those who were fortunate to know and love him. May His Memory be Eternal! All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.

 

 


Konstantina Petropoulos

 

Konstantina ” Dena” Petropoulos August 19, 1927 – June 4, 2023

Services for Konstantina will take place all in one day on Wednesday June 7th at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, 12307 South Ridgeland Avenue, Palos Heights Illinois 60463. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Funeral Service will begin promptly at 10:00 AM. She will be laid to rest along with her beloved family at Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Park Illinois.

In lieu of flowers we ask for donations made to the Ladies Philoptochos of St. Spyridon Hellenic Orthodox Church located in Palos Heights.

For information please call or text Michael Orrico @ 815/260-0668 or orricofuneral@comcast.net

Konstantina Petropoulos (nee Parhas), 95, of Burr Ridge, Illinois, passed away on June 4, 2023, peacefully at home surrounded by family. She was born August 19, 1927 to George and Stamata Parhas in Levidi, Greece. She was a loving, strong, and kind woman known by all for her generosity. She is preceeded in death by her beloved husband Filippos and cherished son Athanasios; Beloved mother of Georgia (James Xeros); Loving Yiayia of Athanasia, Helena, and Peter Xeros; Preceded in death by her seven loving siblings the late Peter Parhas, Arthur (Eugenia) Parhas, Demetra Parhas, Pauline Athas, Evangelos Parhas, Vasili Parhas, and Ioannis Parhas; Also survived by many loved nieces and nephews here as well as Greece and Australia.

Dena was born and raised in Levidi, Greece, living through both happy and tremulous times. Her strength and resiliency throughout her life is something that many will only begin to understand. She immigrated with her husband and children to the United States from Greece and joined her siblings in Chicago. Her family was everything to her and she always put others before herself. She was a loving and devoted mother to her two children, Tom and Georgia, and worked hard as a housekeeper at Christ Hospital and sacrificed to ensure they both received a higher education. When her son was diagnosed and passed from cancer at the young age of 25, she was devastated but took that love and gave it to her grandchildren. As a Yiayia, she was an integral part of the lives of her three grandchildren, and they were devoted to her. Her grandchildren have many fond memories of playing in Yiayia’s and Poupa’s garden, imaginary adventures, and cooking old Greek recipes together. Her energy and patience with children and animals was extraordinary as, at the age of 89 years old, she could be found chasing around and playing with her nephew’s grandson and playing tug of war with the family dog. To her family, Dena instilled the values of hard work, respect for all, empathy, and generosity that have become the core foundations of who her family are. Dena’s legacy will continue to live on through her family and all of those she has touched. May her memory be eternal. In lieu of flowers we ask for donations made to the Ladies Philoptochos of St.Spyridon Hellenic Orthodox Church located in Palos Heights. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements.

 

 


Lance Willard Ostby

 

Lance Ostby January 21, 1949 – May 26, 2023

Memorial Visitation Wednesday June 14th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Avenue Tinley Park Illinois 60477 (1 Block East of Harlem Avenue on 171st Street). 7:00 PM Chapel Service with Pastor Don Borling Presiding. Lance will be laid to rest among family at Fairmount Willow Hills Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the COPD Foundation (copdfoundation.org) in Lance’s memory, or to the Friedreich’s Ataxia Foundation (https://www.curefa.org) in memory of Joshua Ostby, Lance’s son.

For Information Please call or text Michael Orrico at 815/260-0668

Lance W. Ostby, 74, passed away on May 26, 2023 from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder. He was born on January 21, 1949 and raised in Lansing, IL. Lance attended Thornton Fractional South High School and Chicago State University. 

He was a talented carpenter and owned a construction business for many years, in partnership with his son Jason. Lance would later say that these were the best days of his life, working side-by-side with Jason. Lance lived his life one day at a time, and was grateful for more than 30 years of sobriety. He was a member of AA Homewood 17 Animal House. It was there that he met his loyal friend Dan Callahan, who provided daily support to Lance for the past few years as he battled his illness. Our family is thankful to Dan and his family for their kindness and generosity.

Lance was preceded in death by his parents Mary Ellyn (nee Vandenoever) and Kenneth, his wife Ellen (nee LaPasso), his siblings Kathryn, Kenneth and Keith, and his son Joshua. 

He is survived by his son Jason (Jill) and his sister Kimberly Kaminski (Glen). Lance was an adoring grandfather to Jacob, and a loving uncle to Kristine, Sandra, Michele, Arynn, Mary and Melanie. 

Lance will be remembered for being well-read, having a passionate stance on history (most especially his Norwegian heritage) and current affairs, his quick wit and, most importantly, always being patient and present for those in his life when called upon for help and encouragement. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the COPD Foundation (copdfoundation.org) in Lance’s memory, or to the Friedreich’s Ataxia Foundation (https://www.curefa.org) in memory of Joshua Ostby, Lance’s son. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements.

 

 


Spiros P. Argiris

 

Spiros P. “Sam” Argiris August 18, 1941 – May 23, 2023

Visitation will take place at Knollcrest Funeral Home, 1500 S Meyers Rd, Lombard, Illinois 60148 on Thursday, June 1st from 4-8pm. Trisagion Service 7:00 pm. Friends and family asked to meet Friday morning June 2nd, directly at Sts Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road, Palos Hills, Illinois 60465 at 9:45 am for the 10:00 am funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Spiro P. Argiris to Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Care can be made to https://lightways.org/donate/

For information please contact Michael Orrico at 815/260-0668 or Orricofuneral@comcast.net

Spiros P. Argiris, 81 of Burr Ridge, Illinois, passed away on May 23, 2023. He was born August 18, 1941, in Achladokampos, Greece. He was a beloved man, a successful businessperson and restaurateur, a devoted father, brother, uncle, brother-in-law and grandfather. Spiros was a generous man with great integrity and loyalty, whose life touched so many in profound and meaningful ways. He was fondly known as Sam to his friends, and in his spare time enjoyed gardening and relaxing in his lazy boy chair watching basketball, baseball, and news programs.

Spiro is survived by his wife, Mary Argiris; his daughter, Patricia (Anthony) Crotty; his beloved grandchildren, Samantha and Cameron; his siblings Ted, George, Georgia, Christina and Connie; many nieces and nephews; and his great-nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his son Andrew M. Argiris and brother John Argiris.

He immigrated to Chicago from Greece in 1967 soon after serving in the Greek military. He worked diligently to build a life for himself by going to school at night to learn English, while working multiple jobs to invest in his first coffee shop restaurant. This journey led him to build successful businesses over the years, one of which was Valois Restaurant in the Hyde Park community of Chicago.

Spiros operated Valois Restaurant with his business partner, Gus Sellis and grew the business together over 50+ years, earning the respect and adoration of the community near and far. Valois is known for its history and is a landmark restaurant in Chicago. It continues to be a desegregated pocket in a largely segregated city that allows for interactions and conversations of Valois’ diverse clientele. The restaurant has served many US Presidents, Chicago Mayors, dignitaries and sports legends. Spiros was humbled that Valois was a local favorite of President Obama. A fond memory Spiros had was hosting the final interview President Obama gave to Lester Holt of Dateline before the conclusion of his term at Valois Restaurant. This interview aired on January 12, 2017.

Spiros’ greatest achievement was his family. He felt blessed that he and Mary had two wonderful children, Patricia and Andrew, and he loved his son-in-law Anthony very much. He was so proud of his two grandchildren Samantha and Cameron and welcomed opportunities to watch them play sports and their school programs.

Spiros’ legacy will live on through the many lives he touched. His passing leaves a deep void in our hearts, but his memory will be a source of comfort and inspiration to us all. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and all those who knew him. May your memory be eternal and your legacy continue to shine brightly. All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.

 

 


Evangelia Kalantzis

 

Evangelia “Yvonne” Kalantzis October 28, 1938 – May 18, 2023

Services for Yvonne will take place all in one day on Tuesday May 23 at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Il, 60465. Friends and family asked to meet for Visitation from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM. Funeral service will begin promptly at 10:30 AM. Yvonne will be laid to rest along side her beloved James at Evergreen Cemetery of Evergreen Park.

Evangelia Kalantzis, known to family and friends as “Yvonne”, age 84, passed away on May 18, 2023 with her loving family by her side. Yvonne was born October 25, 1938 in Loukas, Greece to the late Dimitra (née Tsiagouris) and George Iliopoulos. Yvonne was the beloved wife of the late James Kalantzis in which they were married for 40 years before his passing in 2002. Loving mother of Christ (Vanessa) & Nicholas (Asimina) & George. Proud grandmother to Demitri, George, Cristiano & Stavros. Beloved sister of the late Demetrios (Eleni) Iliopoulos, the late Panagiota (Gus) Pappas, the late Ilias (Christine) Iliopoulos, Vasiliki (the late Vasilios) Romios, the late Nicholas Allen, Voula Allen, and Theodosios (Dimitra) Iliopoulos. Dearest aunt to many nieces and nephews. Yvonne was passionate about her family, freedom & faith in God. She worked at Nabisco for 30 years. Yvonne built countless relationships in her community through her service as a parishioner at St. Constantine & Helen for over 50 years. Yvonne loved classic movies & celebrating holidays/birthdays with family and friends. All arrangements to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.

 

 


Spiro Papageorgakis

 

Spiro Papageorgakis Aug. 1, 1935-May 13, 2023

Visitation will take place at White Funeral Home, 921 West Glen Park Avenue, Griffith, Indiana on Thursday, May 18th from 10-11am. Funeral will immediately follow, beginning at 11am. Spiro will be laid to rest alongside his beloved wife, Bessie, at Ridgelawn Cemetery 4401 West Ridge Road, Gary, IN.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Spiro’s memory can be made to St. John the Forerunner Greek Orthodox Church.

For any information please call or text Michael Orrico @ 815/260-0668 or Orricofuneral@comcast.net

Spiro Papageorgakis, 87, of Merillville, IN, passed peacefully in his sleep Saturday morning. Born in Vrondamas, Laconia Greece. He was the beloved husband of the late Bessie (Morikis). Spiro was a loving father of Connie (Arthur) Nicholas, Peter (Barbara) Papageorgakis, Mary (Paul) Metcalfe and Gus Papageorgakis. Proud grandfather to Alexandria, Stephen, Jonathan (Rebecca), Marissa and Christos. Loving son of the late Konstantinos and Konstantina (nee Lukis). Brother of George (Freda) Papageorgakis, the late John (Bertha) Pappas, Theodoros (Katerina) Papageorgakis, Panagiotis and Katerina Papageorgakis and Georgia (Elias) Farlekas. Caring brother-in-law to Katherine Morikis, the late Connie (Christopher) Kottis, Nick (Ethel)  and George (Lucy) Morikis. Loving cousin and uncle to many nieces and nephews, as well as an exceptional friend to everyone who crossed his path.

In his earlier years, Spiro took great pride in playing the accordian for the original Greek Lads. He was a masterful gardener and often invited fellow parishioners to his garden to feed their families. He was a known fisherman in the community and was even featured in an article for his propensity for catching more fish than everyone else. The “Greek fisherman” had a playful sense of humor, reflected by telling the newspaper his secret was the Greek flies he was using as bait. In his later years, Spiro combined his love for gardening with his welcoming personality and volunteered at a local market, where he cut pineapples and was affectionately known as the “pineapple man.”

Visitation will take place at White Funeral Home, 921 West Glen Park Avenue, Griffith, Indiana on Thursday, May 18th from 10-11am. Funeral will immediately follow, beginning at 11am. Spiro will be laid to rest alongside his beloved wife, Bessie, at Ridgelawn Cemetery 4401 West Ridge Road, Gary, IN.In lieu of flowers, donations in Spiro’s memory can be made to St. John the Forerunner Greek Orthodox Church. Orrico Kourelis funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements.

 

 


Dave Miller

 

David Anthony Miller November 21, 1969 – May 7, 2023

Services for Dave will take place all in one day on Thursday May 11, 2023. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, 608 Sobieski Street, Lemont Illinois 60439. Mass of Christian Burial to begin promptly at 10:00 AM immediately following visitation. Dave will be laid to rest at a later date at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Cemetery of Lemont.

*In lieu of flowers the Miller family kindly asks that you consider a memorial to the; Special needs Trust for the benefit of David Anthony Miller, Jr.

For information please contact Mike Orrico @ 815/260-0668

David Anthony Miller of Lemont, Illinois passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, May 7, 2023. Dave was born on November 21, 1969 in Evergreen Park, Illinois. Dave is survived by his son David, Jr. parents James and Marianne Miller and siblings James (Debbie), Marianne (Cary) Charles, Thomas (Mary), Jeanne (Marty) Smith, Daniel and Charles (Beth). He was uncle to Lauren (Thomas), Julia (Rhobb) Hunter, Jimmy, Katie (Miles) Blakemore, Annie (Katie), John, Lizzie (Justin), Rita, Patrick, Nathan, Jack and Brenna. He was grand uncle to Nina Hunter. Dave was a journeyman pipefitter for the past 31 years with Local 597. He loved the Grateful Dead and Bruce Springsteen, football and pizza (like a true Miller). His smile and laugh lit up every room he entered. Spending time with his son gave him great joy and happiness. Services are being held at St. Cyril and Methodius in Lemont, IL on May 11, 2023 with visitation at 9:00 am followed by a funeral Mass at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers please send donations to: Special needs Trust for the benefit of David Anthony Miller, Jr. All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.

 

 


Richard William Diviero

 

Richard Diviero October 15, 1941 – April 10, 2023

Services for Mr. Diviero will take place all in one day on Saturday April 29th at Maher Funeral Home, 17101 71st Avenue, Tinley Park Illinois 60477 (1 Block East of Harlem on 171st Street). Visitation will be from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM with a Chapel service starting promptly at 11:30. Rich will be laid to rest along side his beloved Donna at Resurrection Cemetery of Justice with Military Honors.

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

Richard W Diviero 81, of Sun City Center, Florida, formerly of Lemont passed away Monday morning, April 10 at home peacefully with family at his side. Preceded in death by Beloved wife of 53 years Donna (nee Cambron) Diviero.  Son of the late Richard and Mamie (nee Commiso) Diviero. Dear brother of Loraine Johnson and Donald Diviero. Dear father to Richard (Lori), David, Michael (Shannon), and (late) Anthony Diviero. Proud and loving grandfather of eight wonderful grandchildren, Alyssa (David) Sells, Vincent Diviero, Deanne (Samuel) Green, Adrianna, Chris, David, Erica Diviero and Rebecca Martini. Loving Great Grandpa to Colton and Payton Sells. Fond Uncle of Bob, Rodney, Karen, Cheryl, Jamie and Taylor.
Richard was the son of Italian immigrants with a very large extended family with many Aunts, Uncle and cousins mostly residing in the Chicagoland area.

Rich volunteered his service to the US Army in 1961 and while enlisted married his wife of 53 years Donna. After his service Rich and Donna returned to their home state of Illinois and started a family.  Rich briefly worked for the railroad but didn’t like the swing shifts so started a career in sales. He started selling tree diggers and construction equipment. Then got into heavy duty truck sales working for Freeway Ford. Rich never stood still, always trying to go where the action was. He moved around to many different dealerships and was well known in the Chicagoland truck business. Even starting his own dealership at one point. During the seventies oil crisis truck sales were very slow so Rich started a lawn fertilizer business that he ran for many years. Rich had a very entrepreneurially spirit and tried his hand at many business ventures even into his retirement he had an online business selling truck and car graphics.

There are many fond memories of holiday celebrations especially Christmas and July 4th parties at the home in Palos Hills then Lemont. The house in Lemont was a very popular place with the family and all the grandkids. There were many summer days spent hanging out by the pool and having cookouts with grandma and grandpa.
After the passing of Donna he moved to sunny Florida to escape the Chicago winters but always looked forward to visits from family, especially his grand kids.
Richard leaves behind a wonderful family and many fond memories. He will always be in our hearts and will be missed greatly. All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral ServicesInc.

 

 


Peter J. Rumell

 

Peter Rumell June 8, 1950 – April 8, 2023

Services for Panagioti  (Peter) Rumell will take place all in one day on Thursday April 20th at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11105 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Visitation will from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM and Funeral Service will begin Promptly at 10:00 AM. Peter will be laid to rest along side his beloved Mother Dorothy at Evergreen Cemetery of Evergreen Park Illinois.

Peter Rumell of Palm Harbor Florida, formerly of Chicago’s south side passed away peacefully on April 8th 2023.
Loving Son of the late James and Dorothy (nee Harakopos) Rumell. Loving Father of Sherryann Fraunhoffer, and dearest grandfather, brother, nephew, uncle, cousin, and friend to many. May his memory be eternal. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. for information please call 815/260-0668 or orricofuneral@comcast.net

 

 


Peter Boubourekas

 

Peter Boubourekas April 2, 1968 – March 29, 2023

Visitation for Pete will be held on Thursday April 6th from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at The Maher Funeral Home, 17101 71st Avenue Tinley Park Illinois 60477. (1 Block East of Harlem on 171st Street) Trisagion Service 5:00 PM. Friends and family are asked to meet directly at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465, Friday morning at 10:15 AM for the 10:30 Funeral Service.

Pete will be laid to rest near his dear mother at Bethania Cemetery of Justice.

** A memorial fund has been organized for Pete’s Children, please consider a donation in lieu of flowers. Any checks may be made out to Pete’s sister Anna Tsamis

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

On Wednesday, March 29, 2023, Peter Boubourekas, loving father, son, uncle, brother, friend, and sheriff, fell asleep with the Lord at age 54.  Pete was born April 2, 1968 outside of Sydney, Australia to Nick Boubourekas and the late Maria Boubourekas.  He had two Siblings John (Sotiria) Boubourekas and Anna (Gus) Tsamis.  He is survived by his children Nicholas, Nolan and Noel.  He was a proud uncle to Andy, Nick, Niko and Maria. He was a loving cousin to Nikolaos, George, John, Anthe, Irini, Aiki, Eleni, and many more in Greece.  Pete moved to the United States from Australia in 1970 with my parents and brother where they started to live their new life. 

Pete went to school at St. Francis de Sales High School in Chicago where he graduated in 1986.  He went onto attend Calumet College of St. Joseph in Hammond, IN. 

Pete  joined the Cook County Sheriff’s Department back in March of 1993.  He became a police officer on November of 1998.  He served for almost 30 years.  He passed away 2 days shy of his 30 Year Retirement.

Pete made everyone laugh and forever kept his 3 loving children the priority of his life. He had a good heart and served his community.  He will be dearly missed. May His Memory be Eternal! All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.

 

 


Andreas Malamis

 

Andreas Malamis July 20, 1933 – March 29, 2023

Church visitation for Andreas Malamis will be held Wednesday, April 5th, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, 12307 Ridgeland Ave, Palos Heights, IL, 60463. Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment: Bethania Cemetery, 7701 Archer Ave., Justice, IL.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the PAN Foundation: https://www.panfoundation.org

For Information Please contact Michael @ 815/260-0668

Andreas Malamis, 89, of Orland Park, Illinois, passed away on March 29, 2023. He was born July 20, 1933 to Anastasios and Georgia Malamis in Andritsena, Greece. He was a beloved man, a successful restauranteur, and a devoted father, uncle and grandfather. Andreas was a man of great integrity and loyalty, whose life touched so many in profound and meaningful ways. Andreas is survived by his children Taso (Nora) Malamis, George (Kathy) Malamis; grandchildren Eleftheria Malamis and Andreas Malamis; his sister-in-law Stavroula (Akela) Karampelas, niece and nephew Georgia Malamis, Taso (Sofea) Malamis and Dean (Raji) Karampelas; his great-nieces and nephew Stavroula, Maria, Vasiliki and Zafirios. He immigrated to Canada from Greece and opened his first restaurant with his cousin Nick Koukos. They quickly became valued members of the local community. Over time, their business grew, and they became well respected and loved for their delicious culinary masterpieces, excellent service, and friendly atmosphere. But, Andreas’ greatest achievement was his family. He was a loving and devoted father to his two sons, Taso and George. He adored his two grandchildren Eleftheria and Andreas. He instilled in them his values of hard work, integrity, loyalty and love. Andreas was a father who was always there for his children and family by providing unwavering support through all of life’s ups and downs. He was a kind and generous person who always put others first and was dependable and honest. Andreas’ legacy will live on through the many lives he touched. His passing leaves a deep void in our hearts, but his memory will be a source of comfort and inspiration to us all. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and all those who knew him. Rest in peace Dad. May your memory be eternal and your legacy continue to shine brightly. All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.

 

 


Athanasios G. Hrysikos

 

Athanasios Hrysikos August 2, 1933 – March 24th, 2023

Church visitation for Athanasios Hrysikos will be held Wednesday, March 29, 2023 , 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 S. Roberts Road, Palos Hills, IL, 60465. Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment: Bethania Cemetery, Justice, IL.

The Hrysikos family kindly asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Greek American Rehabilitation and Care Center, Wheeling, Illinois in Athanasios’s name.

For information please contact Michael @ 815/260-0668

Athanasios G. Hrysikos, age 89, formerly of Soulari, Arcadia, Greece. Beloved husband of Asimina (nee Hiotis), devoted father of George (Argentene) Hrysikos; proud Pappou of Athanasios (Thano) and Niko; loving son of the late George and Christina (nee Paraskevopoulos) Hrysikos; fond son-in-law of the late Demetrios and Georgia Hiotis. Dear brother of Nikos Hrysikos, Polivios (late Eleni) Hrysikos, Maria (late Kostas) Kakavos and the late Fotini (late Spiro) Hoidas; dear uncle, cousin and friend of many here and in Greece. Athanasios was born on August 2, 1933 in the beautiful village of Soulari, Greece. He grew up during the time of civil unrest in Greece. Athanasios married the love of his life, Asimina, October of 1969 and cherished her for 53 years. Athanasios and Asimina came to America in 1973 with their infant son George for a better life with only a few dollars in his pocket. He embraced America while supporting his Greek community here and back home. Athanasios became a successful restauranteur, most notably, a co-owner of Huck Finn Restaurant chain in the southside of Chicago and suburbs. He worked tirelessly to model a strong work ethic and instilled the core values that his family lives by today – integrity, humility and philotimo. He took pride in his stack of Greek newspapers and enjoyed cutting out newsworthy articles. Anyone who knew him could find him immersed reading the paper and one of thousands of scholarly books. Sometimes he could speak to you without saying a word – his eyes said it all. Athanasios will be dearly missed. May His Memory Be Eternal. Arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services, Inc. info: 815/260-0668

 

 


Nick Adams

 

Nikolaos Adams October 8, 1936 – March 22, 2023

Visitation Monday, March 27th, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Assumption Greek Orthodox Orthodox Church 13631 S Brainard Ave Chicago, IL (Hegewisch). Funeral service to follow begins promptly at 11:00 AM. Niko will be laid to rest at Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville, IN

On March 22, 2023, Nick Adams passed away peacefully at 86 years old. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many, and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Nick was born on October 8, 1936, in Divri (Lamia), Greece. He immigrated to Gary, Indiana in 1961 as a young man, seeking new opportunities and a better life. Soon after met his beloved wife Eleni of 61 years. Nick was a proud father to Timothy (Ellen) and Patricia (Mike), who he raised with his wife. He was also a cherished grandfather to Sarah, Nicholas, Eleena, Paulie, Demitra (Sotiri), and Alexa. Beloved brother of the late Litsa, Kosta, Angelo, and Eleni and fond uncle of many nieces and nephews in the United States as well as Greece. Nick was a devoted board member of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Hegewisch, IL for many years. He enjoyed watching his favorite sports teams (Olympiakos F.C. and Chicago Cubs), listening to music on the front porch, and playing cards with his closest friends. Nick passing leaves a profound void in the hearts of many. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, and cherished grandfather who lived a full life and touched the hearts of many. His memory will live on through the love he shared and the joy he brought to those who knew him. May his Memory be Eternal. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Service Inc. entrusted will all arrangements

 

 


Olga Sirigas

 

Olga Sirigas May 4, 1945 – March 1, 2023

Visitation for Mrs. Sirigas will be held on Thursday March 9th 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). Trisagion Service 6:30 PM.

Friends and family asked to meet Friday morning directly at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465, for the 10:00 AM Visitation and 11:00 AM Funeral Service. Olga will be laid to rest at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, donations in Olga’s memory can be made to The Pan- Icarian Foundation, a 501c3 entity. Donations can be made via the website pan-icarian.com​

For information please contact Michael Orrico @ 815/260-0668 or Orricofuneral@comcast.net

Our beautiful and much beloved Mother and Matriarch, Olga Sirigas, died unexpectedly surrounded by her four children on March 1, 2023. Those who were fortunate enough to be in her life knew how truly special she was. She loved her children fiercely and was our most prized cheerleader, always encouraging us to do our best. Her radiant, sweet smile was infectious as was her pure goodness. Her unconditional love and selflessness was her trademark; she made time for all who needed her wisdom. Olga was born on the island of Ikaria, Greece in 1945 where she married her husband of 55 years, Leonidas. In 1969 Olga immigrated with her three young daughters (Toula, Maria and Christina) to the United States where her husband was waiting to start a new life with them. The family settled in the Chicago area, where in the company of fellow family members and friends, made a home. A son, Christ, soon followed and completed the family. Olga was a long-time parishioner at St. Constantine and Helen, Greek Orthodox Church in Palos Hills. She was also a member of the Pan Icarian Brotherhood (Chapter Foutrides). It was however in her role as Wife and Mother where Olga’s legacy will be remembered most. Her devotion to her husband Leonidas (who preceded her in death in 2019 and is laid to rest in their beloved village) was notable in her loving care for him. Rarely apart, they divided their last 25 years between their home in Chicago and the beautiful Villa they built in their ancestral village of Magganiti, Ikaria Greece. She was a tender mother to her children and imparted life lessons through example. Her greatest joy was relishing in the success of her children and her seven grandchildren. Her adoration for her grandchildren knew no bounds, Yiayia Olga wanted to know all the tiny details of their lives. Yiayia’s cooking and her special egg-lemon soup had the power to heal wounds ​and hearts. Most recently she took great delight in meeting, holding and singing to her first great grandchild. Olga was a homemaker and hostess extraordinaire. She welcomed all her visitors with a warm smile and hug. She had the ability to make everyone who entered her home feel like family. Indeed, if speaking to you, you had all her attention. Our mom was not just a mom to us but would extend her maternal superpowers to anyone she sensed needed them. When not instilling motherly wisdom, she could be found at the card table amongst friends, always laughing and enjoying the “parea.” She so loved going to her son’s restaurant, The Harvest Room, where she could spend time with her son and daughter, Christ and Christina. She was so proud of them and the entire staff adored her and called her Momma. Mom couldn’t wait for springtime were she and Leo traveled to Ikaria to their home, waiting for her children and grandchildren to join them for summertime festivities. Morning coffee along with lively conversation on the terrace was the norm and would go through the afternoon with neighbors and friends constantly stopping by. An afternoon swim in the Aegean and seaside lunching was her favorite. Mom loved company, offering them her homemade jams and jellies along with here delicious cakes and koulourakia (Greek cookies) . She enjoyed island music and was a spirited dancer. Mom’s zest for life will live on in our hearts forever. Our mom is survived by her children: Toula Koklanaris (George), Maria Sirigas Tsalis, Christina Sirigas and Christ Sirigas (Carri), her grandchildren: Olivia Olga Lemerand (Zachary), Nick Koklanaris, Jack Tsalis, Lea Angeliki Tsalis, Christos-Leo Sirigas, Evangelitsa Sirigas, Aristotle (Lykos) Sirigas, and baby great-granddaughter Lennon Tula Lemerand. Olga is also survived by her loving siblings: her older brother,​Phillip Manolis, who stood by her side her entire life, her younger siblings, Vangelis Manolis and Koula Manolis, both from Greece, who considered her their second mother. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. Lastly, our mom is survived by so many loving friends who affectionately called her “Youla”, the most beautiful girl in the village and the Flower of Magganiti. May her beautiful loving memory be eternal. In lieu of flowers, donations in Olga’s memory can be made to The Pan- Icarian Foundation, a 501c3 entity. Donations can be made via the website pan-icarian.com​

 

 


Sheila Boyle

 

Sheila Ann Boyle February 7, 1943 – February 25, 2023

Visitation for Mrs. Boyle will be held on Thursday, March 2nd from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 South Southwest Hwy, Palos Hills, IL. 60465. Friends and family are asked to meet Friday morning 9:45 AM, directly at Our Lady of the Woods Catholic Church, 10731 W. 131st St., Orland Park, IL. 60462 for the 10:00am Mass of Christian Burial. Sheila will be laid to rest along side her beloved John at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Mercy Home for Boys and Girls.

For those of you who may not be able to attend the Friday funeral service, The Boyle family has made arrangements for a live-stream viewing. Please use the link provided below just prior to the 10:00 AM Funeral Mass. https://asimplestreaming.com/sboyle

For any information please call Michael Orrico at 815/260-0668 or Orricofuneral@comcast.net

Sheila Boyle (nee Mehigan) 80, of Palos Heights and formerly Hickory Hills passed away peacefully Saturday evening with family at her side. Sheila is survived by her five children and 18 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., Brigid). She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 56 years, John Boyle, her parents Denis and Julia Mehigan, Loving brother the late Dennis (Carol) Mehigan, and Rita (the late Richard) Schnettler. Sister-in-law of the late Edward Boyle, P.J. (the late Betty) Boyle, Marguerite (the late Robert) Tully, and the late Kathleen Mack. Fun loving Aunt Sheila to many nieces and nephews. Sheila was a proud graduate of Longwood Academy High School, she worked at the Board of Trade before becoming a full time mother of 5 outstanding children. Sheila later worked at Moraine Valley Community College. Visitation Thursday, March 2nd from 4-8pm at Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 Southwest Hwy, Palos Hills, IL. 60465. Friends and family are asked to meet Friday morning directly at Our Lady of the Woods Church 10731 W. 131 st St., Orland Park, IL. 60462 for the 10:00am Mass of Christian burial. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Mercy Home for Boys and Girls.

 

 


John L. Skrbec

 

John L. Skrbec September 29, 1941 – February 11, 2023

Visitation for Mr. Skrbec will be Saturday, February 18th from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Maher Funeral Home at 17101 71st Ave, Tinley Park, IL 60477. ( 1 Block East of Harlem on 171st Street) Celebration of Life Service will begin promptly at 5:30 PM. John will be laid to rest along side his beloved Donna at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

**His family will be wearing Bears attire, and would love to have you join them by wearing something from his favorite team as they celebrate his life. BEAR DOWN!

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Wounded Warriors Project https://tinyurl.com/WWPORG or the Humane Society of the United States https://tinyurl.com/USHUSOC would be greatly appreciated.

For information please contact Michael Orrico @ 815/260-0668 or Orricofuneral@comcast.net

On Saturday, February 11th, 2023, John Alois Skrbec, age eighty-one joined his beloved wife, Donna Jean at eternal rest.  Born to John and Estelle Skrbec, John proudly spent his early 20s in the Army, stationed for a time in Germany.  Upon his return, he worked for Commonwealth Edison, and then began a career with US Steel as an electrician that spanned decades until the plant was closed.  The “Mayor of South Works”, was one of the last people to depart the mill.  Afterward, he worked in construction until he joined the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, working there until his retirement.

John was a lifetime Bears and Cubs fan, and spent many happy Sundays tailgating with his kids at Soldier Field.

Cherished father of Bradford (Eileen) Skrbec, Wendy (Mark) Jongsma, Wanda (Jim) O’Brien, Rachel (Timothy) Roberts and Sean (Karen) Skrbec. Loving grampa of Caitlin, Kelsey, Marissa, Kayla, Meghan, Samantha, Colleen, Jimmy, Gillian, Matthew, Trevor, Jenna, Emma, Shane, Miranda and Paige. Dear brother of Joanne. 


In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Wounded Warriors Project (https://tinyurl.com/WWPORG) or the Humane Society of the United States (https://tinyurl.com/USHUSOC) would be greatly appreciated.

All Arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.

 

 


Maria Economou

 

Maria (Mary) Economou December 24, 1954 – February 12, 2023

Services for Maria (Mary) will take place all in one day on Friday February 17, 2023 at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11105 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. The Funeral Service will begin Promptly at 10:00 AM. Maria will be laid to rest along side her beloved Peter at Evergreen Cemetery of Evergreen Park Illinois.

In lieu of flowers the Economou Family kindly asks that you may consider making a memorial donation in Maria’s name to her Grandson Ari’s college fund. This was Maria’s wish due to her love for learning and enthusiasm for teaching.​

For information please contact Michael Orrico @ 815/260-0668 or Orricofuneral@comcast.net

Maria “Mary” Economou, 68, of Orland Park, passed away peacefully February 12, 2023 with her family by her side. Born on December 24, 1954, in the village of Lechaion, Greece, Maria was the beloved daughter of the late Konstantinos and the late Theodora Manasses. Accompanied by her mother Theodora, brothers, and sisters, she immigrated to the U.S. in 1958 at the age of 3. From a young age, Maria learned a strong work ethic. At 12 years old, she began working at her brothers’ grocery store Super Save Certified in South Chicago. It was a joy for her to work alongside her family at the store for over 20 years, and she created many fond memories working there in her many roles over the years. Maria had a love and curiosity for learning, prompting her to pursue a career in education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. It was there she met her love and husband Peter, and they were united in marriage in 1979. Several years later, they had two children, Constance and Gus, whom they nurtured with all their love and support. Maria’s Greek heritage and Greek Orthodox faith encouraged her to enroll her two children at Koraes Elementary School in Palos Hills. This choice allowed her children to appreciate the Greek culture and faith as well. Maria worked as a devoted middle school language arts and social studies teacher at Jose Clemente Orozco Academy in the Pilsen neighborhood for 31 years. Her commitment and passion for teaching was evident over the duration of her long career. She even inspired her daughter Constance to follow in her footsteps since she, too, became an educator. Even after retirement, Maria had the urge to stimulate her mind and continue reading by making many trips to the library. She always wanted to acquire new knowledge. She was a scholar that had a life-long urge to learn by making intellectual strides. Maria’s greatest joy in her life was spending quality time with her grandson, Ari. Her world centered around him. Some of their daily activities together included singing songs, reading books, pushing him in his blue Mercedes car, and walking to the park. Many family members recall Maria singing “Mary had a little lamb” to Ari when they were in her presence. She expressed that she wished she had many more years left to live, so she could see him grow up. Maria is known for her constant selflessness, generosity, and kindness. She is described by many family members and friends as having a heart of gold. She always put others in front of herself. She touched the hearts of all those she encountered. Maria loved to be surrounded by family and friends. She enjoyed sharing memories and hearing others speak about cherished memories from the past. Engaging in good conversation was a must for her. Her smile, contagious laugh, sharp wit, and charm will be greatly missed. The most meaningful legacy Maria leaves behind is her love and devotion for her family and friends. She will forever live on in our hearts and souls. Her presence and spirit will continue to be felt by us in the years ahead.

Beloved wife of Peter Economou for 26 years. Loving mother of Constance (Steve) Vlahos, and Gus Economou. Dearest yiayia of Ari. Devoted daughter of the late Konstantinos and late Theodora Manasses. Dear sister of the late James (Tasia) Manasses, the late Gus (late Sophia) Manasses, George Manasses, the late Peter (Tina) Manasses, Angie (Nick) Brinias, the late William (Eleni) Manasses, the late Sam Manasses, Cathy (John) Kourelis, Thomas (Doreen) Manasses, Christina (Peter) Chiamas, and Athanasia (Napoleon) Papadopoulos. Dear daughter-in-law of the late Gus and the late Dina Economos ​and sister-in-law of Andy (Kalliope) Economos and Sophia (Dimitri) Roupas. Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements.

 

 


Gregory Vassos

 

Gregory Vassos April 18, 1932 – February 5, 2023

A Visitation for Mr. Vassos will be held on Saturday, February 11th from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 S. Roberts Rd., Palos Hills, IL 60465. Funeral service to follow and begin promptly at 11:00 AM. Gregory will be laid to rest along side his dear mother and loving daughter at Bethania cemetery of Justice.

In lieu of flowers the Vassos family kindly asks that memorials be made in Gregory’s name to Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church. https://onrealm.org/SaintsConstanti/give/memory

For information; Please contact Michael Orrico @ 815/260-0668 or Orricofuneral@comcast.net

Gregory Vassos, 90, of Palos Hills, Illinois passed away peacefully on February 5, 2023 surrounded by family. Greg was born on April 18, 1932 to the late Evangelos and Vasiliki Vassos in the village of Longos situated along the border between Greece and Albania. He was orphaned at age 10 when his father died, and at age 13 was permanently separated from his mother for over 40 years as a result of the Greek and Albanian conflicts. In 1989, prior to the fall of communism in Albania, he went back to reunite with her and bring her to United States. At age 15, Greg was sent to Leros, an island in Greece, to participate in a school for orphans under the auspices of the then King Pavlos and Queen Fredrica of Greece. Greg eventually attended the Athens School of Law. In 1956, while in Athens, he met his beautiful bride and wife for 65 years, Ida Vassos. In 1957, Greg and Ida made the nine-day journey across the Atlantic to New York. They eventually settled in Chicago where they started a family, built a home, and where Greg completed a 45- year career in banking. A true pioneer in business, Greg moved through the ranks at Concordia Federal Savings to become a senior vice president, helping expand the bank through its branch operations and then joined Chesterfield Federal. Greg was also a real estate broker and insurance broker. Upon his retirement, Greg printed a business card that read, “God Bless and Protect America. Yesterday is a cancelled check. Tomorrow is a promissory note. Today is the only cash you have, so spend it wisely.” Greg spent his time wisely with his family, friends, and community. He devoted himself to his family and to numerous civic and charitable organizations, including serving as president of the local Kiwanis, participating in the 95th Businessmen’s Association and Zoning Board of Palos Hills, serving as a commissioner of the Beverly Hills neighborhood in Chicago, and serving as a board member at Sts. Constantine and Helen Church in Palos Hills. He loved helping people and his community. Throughout his life, Greg impressed all with his charm, wit, caring nature, and graciousness. Greg lived his life with dignity, perseverance, focus, and courage. A loyal husband, loving father and grandfather, son, uncle, and friend to many, Greg will be remembered for his love of family and his generosity. His legacy and lessons will continue through those he left behind. Greg is preceded in death by his parents, and his caring and unforgettable daughter, Marina. He is survived by his beautiful, resilient, and devoted wife , Ida; sons, Evan and Tony (Cheryl); Tony and Cheryl’s daughter, his granddaughter, Danielle; and his brothers-in-law Harry (Xanthi) Gatzionis, Gregory (Helen) Gatzionis, and John (Dora) Gatzionis; many more cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made in Greg’s memory to Sts. Constantine and Helen Church in Palos Hills, Illinois. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. For information please call 815/260-0668

Gregory Vassos April 18, 1932 – February 5, 2023

 

 


Lambrini Pimenidis

 

Lambrini Pimenidis July 10, 1930 – February 1, 2023

Visitation for Mrs. Pimenidis will be held Tuesday February 7th, from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Funeral to begin promptly at 10:00 AM. Lambrini will be laid to rest among family at Evergreen Cemetery of Evergreen Park Illinois. In lieu of flowers memorials will made according to the families wishes. May her memory be eternal! For information please call 815/260-0668

 

 


Joseph Guch

 

Joseph John Guch July 15, 1933 – January 9, 2023

Visitation for Joseph will be held on Sunday January 15th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at The Maher Funeral Home, 17101 71st Ave, Tinley Park IL 60477. Funeral Chapel Service to begin promptly at 12:00 PM and immediately following visitation. Interment will be private. A luncheon will be held at Fox’s Pizza & Irish Pub located at 9655 West 143rd Street, Orland Park IL 60462 from 1:00 PM until 3:30 PM in the lower lobby room.

In lieu of flowers the Guch family kindly requests that you consider a memorial donation in Joseph’s name to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital. Please use the link provided for donation and Diane’s email for the family contact.

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

Dianegi@sbcglobal.net

For information please contact Michael at 815/260-0668

Joseph Guch passed away peacefully at his home on January 9, 2023. Joseph was born in Chicago IL on July 15, 1933 to Marian & Victoria Guch. Joesph was the last living of his immediate family which includes Dorothy, Marian Jr. (Sonny), Rosie, Anton, Joanne, and Victoria. After graduating High school he was drafted and served two years in the United States Army overseas in Germany where he met the “love of his life” Gisela. They were married for 66 years (until his passing). Joseph and Gisela had four children, Steven, Diane, Michael, and Christopher. Joseph’s grandchildren from Steven & Charmayne are Stephanie & Nikelle, From Michael & Lynn are Matthew, and from Christopher & Jorie are Joseph, Jason, and Jon. He had Great Love for all his children, daughters-in-law and grandchildren. After leaving the Army, Joseph worked as a laborer for many different construction jobs as well as a cement truck driver and running his own Auto mechanics business on the South side of Chicago for many years. Before fully retiring, he worked as a doorman along Lake Shore Drive. With every job, Joseph was well known for his positive attitude, work ethic, and his incredible smile. He had a reputation for honesty especially while working on cars. He refused to sell something to people that they did not need to get their car running again. His small shop was well known to family and friends and became a gathering place especially for cooking breakfast in between jobs and ordering spicy fried chicken etc for lunch. Everyone who visited remembers working on their own cars for no charge and eating Chorizo and eggs and occasionally finishing the day with a snifter of Wild Turkey Whisky. Joseph had many friends and enjoyed fishing and hunting with them as well as with his children and all their friends. His favorite spots included hunting in Savanna Illinois and fishing in Canada. As a lifetime member of the Calumet Yacht Club he spent countless days volunteering and enjoying the clubhouse, beach, and boating. Joseph’s greatest legacy is the love and cheerfulness that he exuded with everyone he met along with his detailed funny stories and jokes he told to anyone that would listen. He is loved and missed by so many. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements.

 

 


Katherine Karakourtis

 

Katherine Karakourtis March 25, 1933 – December 31,2022

Visitation for Katherine will be held on Wednesday, January 11th from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 S. Roberts Rd., Palos Hills, IL 60465, followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 AM. She will be laid to rest among family at Evergreen Cemetery of Evergreen Park Illinois.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations in Katherine’s name be made to Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church.

For information please call Michael at 815/260-0668

Katherine Karakourtis, 89, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2022. She was surrounded by family as she fell asleep into the loving arms of our Lord. Katherine was born in Chicago on March 25 , 1933 to Angelos & Helen (nee Louta) Karakourtis. She graduated from the University of Illinois (Champaign/Urbana) with both a BS & MS in Business. She had a long and successful career in education. She taught at Steinmetz High School while concurrently pursuing her Phd at Loyola University. She guided her students through classes such as business Law and computer programming as she provided opportunities for students to advance beyond their expectations. Katherine was a true academic. She was a life-long learner, who considered intellectual improvement to be the most gratifying part of her day. She will always be remembered for her engaging conversation, exquisite vocabulary and her love of her family. Dearest sister of the late Mary (the late Dr. John) Panton, Demetra (the late Dr. Basil) Chronis, and the late Harry Karkaroutis. Loving Aunt of Dr.Peter (Estelle) Panton, Evans (Laura) Panton, Dr. Robert (Marika) Panton, and Dr.Elizabeth (Dr.Frank) Karkazis, the late Dr. George (Connie) Chronis, Paul (Stacey) Chronis & Helen Chronis. She cherished her 18 great grand nieces and nephews and 1 precious great great grand nephew. Katherine and her family are grateful to the neighbors, friends, and caregivers, who provided comfort at the time of her greatest need. Katherine’s family kindly requests, in lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church. Visitation for Katherine will be held on Wednesday, January 11th from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 S. Roberts Rd., Palos Hills, IL 60465, followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 AM. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements. For information please call 815/260-0668

 

 


Judith “Judy” Arrigo

 

Judith Marie Arrigo August 16, 1940 – December 29, 2022

Memorial Visitation will take place Saturday January 14, 2023 at The Maher Funeral Home, 17101 71st Avenue Tinley Park Illinois, 60477 (1 Block East of Harlem on 171st Street)

** Visiting will be from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM with the Memorial Chapel Service beginning promptly at 12:30.

For those of you who will not be able to attend the services, The Arrigo family has arranged for a live stream of the Memorial Chapel Service at 12:30. Please use the link provided just prior to the 12:30 service. https://www.asimplestreaming.com/jarrigo

Please contact Michael at 815/260-0668 for any questions.

Judith Marie Arrigo (82) stepped peacefully into loving eternity with family at her side the evening of December 29th, 2022. She is survived by her four children: Carmen James (Karen) Arrigo, Christy Ann (Randy) Rus, Susan Marie (Earl) McLain and Dawn Marie Callahan. Sisters: Janet (late Charles) Christopher and Vicki (Brad) Spear. Loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. She is also the proud grandma of her beloved grandchildren: CJ (Colleen) Arrigo, Samantha Wodopian, Adam Smith and Joseph Callahan and great-grandma, or GiGi, to Elsie Wodopian and Nolan Arrigo. She is preceded in death by her parents Helen Mary Szulczynski (nee Kaczor) and Thaddeus John Szulczynski and her beloved brothers, the late Robert (Joann) Szulczynski and Bernard Szulczynski. Mom dedicated 31 years of service to MacNeal hospital until she retired in 2006. She made many friends there over the years, some that became like family. She enjoyed parties, weddings and picnics with her work family and was a real ringer on her MacNeal bowling team! She also tried her hand at wedding photography during those years and is responsible for wedding day memories that will live on through her pictures. Mom loved to travel and see new things and enjoyed adventures with her sister Janet, and other friends and family, through the years. After she retired, she enjoyed outings with her Red Hat friends, was an active participant in park district trips and activities, liked gardening, but most of all, loved spending time with her family. She especially loved any opportunity to spoil her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They will carry with them special memories created for each of them, that will keep her memory alive long after her passing. Mom loved to sew most of her life and was amazingly talented. We were all blessed with hundreds of Halloween costumes, matching outfits, quilts and even clothes for an entire wedding party once. She loved going to the movies and watching all her favorite shows. A recent movie or show was always a topic of conversation when chatting with mom. You also knew to not call when a favorite was on unless it was during a commercial! She loved helping others and we, to this day, probably don’t know all the people she touched, in one way or another, in her 82 years. Her passing creates a hole in the hearts and lives of so many, but we know she will live on in the memories she lovingly created for us all. We love you, Mom. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements.

 

 


Thomas Harlin

 

Thomas Patrick Harlin November 20, 1932 – January 2, 2023

Family and friends are asked to meet for the Christian Funeral Mass, Saturday January 7th at 11:00 am directly at St. Michael Catholic Church, 14327 Highland Ave., Orland Park, Illinois. Thomas will be laid to rest at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Alsip, Illinois.

The Harlin family kindly asks that in lieu of flowers, you may consider a memorial be made in Thomas’s name to DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Charitable Service Trust. Please use the link provided https://cst.dav.org/ and also Michael Harlin’s email as the family contact. Harlin5college@gmail.com

For information please call 815/260-0668

Thomas Patrick Harlin, age 90, born and raised in Chicago, passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 2, 2023. Beloved husband of Joanne, nee Andersen for 55 years; devoted and proud father of Michael B. (Jamie) and Thomas A. (Kelly) Harlin; beloved grandfather of Michael M., Ruby, Sean, Elizabeth, Thomas M., and Margaret Harlin; dear brother of the late Joseph, Bernard, John and Mary Ellen. Fond uncle and great friend to many. Tom was born in Chicago on November 20, 1932 to the late Joseph and Mary, both of whom emigrated from Ireland to a better life in the United States. As the youngest of five, Tom was showered with love and affection, especially by his doting mother. A graduate of St. Brendan grammar school and St. Rita high school, Tom was a faithful and observant Catholic for all of his 90 years. Tom and Joanne were active members of St. Linus in Oak Lawn, and he filled many roles (including co-chairman) in the parish’s signature “Way Off Broadway” production. They were richly rewarded for their efforts with close friendships that lasted long after their move to Palos Heights in 1999. Tom served as a corporal in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany early in the Cold War. After his military service, Tom tried his hand as a cook, a salesman, and other jobs before starting as a janitor with the Chicago Public Schools system. Over almost 30 years, Tom worked his way up to becoming a Grade 5 stationary engineer at some of CPS’ largest high schools. Always handy with his tools, his mechanical skills served CPS well, as he fixed boilers, windows, desks and the rest of the physical plant. In his retirement, Tom’s natural friendliness & work ethic led him to work at Oak Lawn’s Stony Creek Golf Course for several years. Tom used his diverse skills & talents at home. Among other repairs & creations, Tom built a large, round kitchen table around which many meals & laughs were had. Usually Tom had prepared those meals himself, making great use of his talent & enjoyment of cooking. Most famously, Tom made fudge every year for the holidays, initially giving the credit to Joanne, but eventually accepting the praise for the best fudge ever made. His famous fudge was even featured at one of his sons’ weddings, when he prepared 45 pounds of fudge as treats for the wedding guests. Thanks to Tom, the “fudge wedding” was talked about for years afterward. More than anything, Tom loved his family with his whole heart & soul. He spent many long evenings and weekends in the bleachers, watching his sons at swimming meets and water polo games. And to Tom, his family was not just his wife, children, and grandchildren, but included his in-laws, his children’s in-laws, his neighbors – all were family to him as well. Family and friends are asked to join the funeral Mass at 11:00 am at St. Michael Church, 14327 Highland Ave., Orland Park, Il., followed by entombment at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Alsip, Il. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. has been entrusted with all arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Charitable Service Trust (website: https://cst.dav.org/ ). May Tom rest in peace and his memory be eternal. For information please call 815/260-0668

 

 


Evangelos Kotsones

 

Evangelos “Angelo” Kotsones August 10, 1939 – December 16, 2022

Visitation Wednesday December 21st, 2022 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 10301 S. Kolmar Avenue Oak Lawn, Illinois from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Funeral service 10:00 AM and immediately following visitation. Evangelos will be laid to rest at Bethania Cemetery of Justice Illinois.

For information please call Michael at 815/260-0668

Evangelos “Angelo” Kotsones, age 83, from Geraki Laconia, Greece, passed away peacefully on December 16, 2022. Beloved husband of Eleni, nee Floros for 49 years; loving and devoted father of Christ Kotsones; dear brother of the late Elias (Dena) Kotsones; cherished brother-in-law of Spiros (Athanasia), the late Kostas (Patricia), and the late Panagiotis (Andromahi) Floros. Fond uncle, cousin, and friend here and in Greece.
Evangelos was born in Geraki Laconia, Greece on August 10, 1939 to the late Hristos and Diamando. Before emigrating to the United States in 1967, he was a police officer for eight years in Greece. Evangelos was a devoted employee of Nabisco Corporation for 47 years. Despite the difficulties Evangelos faced in his life in America, he managed to overcome them and fought to accomplish the goals that he had envisioned. Through hard work, dedication and perseverance, he built a better life for himself and his family. Evangelos went above and beyond the call of duty to provide for his family, who will forever be grateful for his sacrifices.
At some point of his life, Evangelos was involved in two Hellenic American non-profit organizations (past President of Gerakion Society and past member of the Pan-Laconian Federation of the United States and Canada) whose mission was to preserve and promote the Hellenic culture and traditions, more specifically the Laconian heritage. Evangelos was a wise, hard working and generous man, that the people whose lives he touched will never forget him.
Family and friends are asked to meet for visitation on Wednesday December 21st, 9:00 am until the time of the funeral service at 10:00 am at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church 10301 S. Kolmar Ave. Oak Lawn, Il. Interment Bethania Cemetery, Justice, Il. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. entrusted with all arrangements.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials to be made in accordance to family wishes.
May Evangelos rest in peace and his memory be eternal.

 

 


Nikolaos Verras

 

Nikolaos “Niko” Verras March 22,1961 – December 12, 2022

Funeral services will be held 12:00 Noon on Tuesday December 20th at The Elmwood Cemetery Holy Trinity Chapel, 2905 Thatcher Ave, River Grove, IL 60171, Interment to follow.

For information please call Michael at 815/260-0668

Nick Verras, age 61 passed away peacefully on Dec. 12, 2022 with his family by his side. Nick was born on Mar. 22, 1961 in Krnov, Czech Republic, where he spent most of his childhood. Nick was a beloved and devoted husband of Maria Verras for 24 years. Loving father of Nicoletta Verras. Cherished friend to many. Nick loved to spend time with family, work in his beautiful garden in the summer and learn about history from all around the world. He loved to collect all types of coins and rare artifacts. 

Nick came to the United States at the age of 17 and worked as a server in Greek town Chicago. From working at former restaurant “Roditis” to running “ Greek town Gyros” back in the late 80’s, he was known and loved by many people. Years later, he owned and ran a successful trucking company in Chicago’s south suburban area. His sincere care and love to everyone was unmatched. 20 years ago, Nick was given another chance with a new heart after receiving a transplant and has lived a full, happy life surrounded by his beloved. 

Funeral services will begin at 12:00 p.m at Elmwood Cemetery chapel, 2905 Thatcher Ave, River Grove, IL 60171, where Nick will rest. He will truly be missed by the many lives he touched. Nick was larger than life, his shoes cannot be filled. May he rest in peace and May His Memory be Eternal! All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. For information please call 815/260-0668.

Ο θεός να ανάπαυση την ψυχή του. Καλό παράδεισο. 

 

 


Catherine Gutierrez

 

Catherine “Katie” Gutierrez October 14, 1927 – December 6, 2022

Visitation Sunday December 11, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Friends and family will gather Monday morning at the funeral home for 9:30 AM prayers and proceed to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 8245 West 111th Street Palos Hills Illinois 60465, for a 10:30 Mass of Christian Burial. Catherine will be laid to rest alongside her beloved Joseph at Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery of Evergreen Park.

**In Lieu of Flowers the Gutierrez family kindly asks that you consider a memorial tribute to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Katie’s name. Please use the link provided and the family’s email for the contact.

St Jude https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html?sc_icid=wtg-lz-donatenow and tinapawlak6813@gmail.com

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

Catherine “Katie” Gutierrez October 14, 1927 – December 6, 2022 Catherine or “Katie” Gutierrez was a beloved, beautiful, and strong mother, grandmother, and wife during her 95 years of life. She passed away peacefully in the early hours of Tuesday, December 6th, 2022 with her adoring daughter Josephine and attentive caretaker Grace by her side. To her late husband of 73 years Joe Gutierrez she was known as “Kay”, to her children, Josephine Manasses, Brenda Beckman, the late Dean (Kim) Gutierrez, and Manuel Gutierrez, she was “mom” and to all her grandchildren Dora, Tina, Nicole, Joey, Nicholas, Cristin, Dean, Anthony, Erik, Manny, Veronica, Antonio, Armando, Vincent, Alex, Andrew and Adam as well as her great grandchildren Jolie, Jacqueline, Elia, Dre, Mila, Sophia, Josephine, Hunter, Anthony, Tommy, Jolene, Lia, Addie, Gabriel, and Catalina, she was “mama”. Truly cherished by all. Visitation Sunday December 11, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Friends and family will gather Monday morning at the funeral home for 9:30 AM prayers and proceed to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 8245 West 111th Street Palos Hills Illinois 60465, for a 10:30 Mass of Christian Burial. Catherine will be laid to rest alongside her beloved Joseph at Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery of Evergreen Park. May Her Memory be Eternal. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services entrusted with all arrangements. For information please contact Michael at 815/260-0668

 

 


John D. Spyridakos

 

John “Yianni” Spyridakos January 10,1947 – December 6, 2022

Visitation Monday December 12, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Family and friends asked to meet Tuesday afternoon directly at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11105 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465 for the 12:00 noon Funeral Service. Yianni will be laid to rest at Bethania cemetery of Justice. For information please call Michael at 815/260-0668.

John D. Spyridakos “Yianni” 75 of Palos Hills, born of Patra and formerly of Athens Greece passed away peacefully Tuesday December 6th, with his loving family at his side. Beloved husband of Paula (nee Theodorakos) for 53 years. Loving father of Eleftheria (Dr. James) Kogionis and Eleni (Kirk) Tsoutsas. Proud Pappou of Dena and Niko Kogionis, and Betty and Petros Tsoutsas. Dearest son of the late Dimitrios and Eleftheria Spyridakos. Dear brother of Katerina (the late John) Priniotakis and brother-in-law of the late Joanna (the late Nick) Liounis, and Renna (Ted) Lemberis. Fun loving Theio of many nieces and nephews here in the United States as well as Greece.

 It is with the heaviest hearts to announce the passing of our dearest husband, father, and Pappou. We were the luckiest in the world that God blessed us with the very best. Your strength is immeasurable, your love is endless and your passion for life, family, friends, and Greece will live on forever. You taught us to be honest, kind, caring and always to give 100% in everything you do. Your strength is within us and we pray we can be almost like you. You are and will be the role model and protector of our family. A true leader, a respectable gentlemen that everyone loved. We love you forever…. Kalo Paradiso and May His memory be Eternal!

Visitation Monday December 12, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at The Palos Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 South Southwest Highway Palos Hills Illinois 60465. Family and friends asked to meet Tuesday afternoon directly at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11105 South Roberts Road Palos Hills Illinois 60465 for the 12:00 noon Funeral Service. Yianni will be laid to rest at Bethania cemetery of Justice. For information please call Michael at 815/260-0668.

 

 


Michael James Lonergan

 

Mike Lonergan August 19, 1953 – November 30, 2022

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

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

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

 

 


Marvin Juergens

 

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

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

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

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

https://www.asimplestreaming.com/mjuergens

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

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

 

 


Marina Vassos

 

Marina Vassos April 21, 1964 – October 15, 2022

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

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

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

Please use corresponding links for your donation:

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

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

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

 

 


George G. Vessol

 

George Vessol July 25, 1958 – October 7, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

 

 


Theodoros J Skaltsas

 

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

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

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

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

 

 


Pete Georgacopoulos

 

Pete Georgacopoulos May 10, 1941 – September 22, 2022

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

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

https://www.asimplestreaming.com/pgeorgacopoulos

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

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

 

 


Val Jatzo

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 


Danny Neputy

 

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

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

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

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

 

 


Angela Spatharakis

 

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

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

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

https://www.asimplestreaming.com/aspatharakis

For information or any questios please

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

 

 


Dolores M. Loomis

 

Dolores Loomis November 20,1941 – August 24, 2022

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

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

https://www.asimplestreaming.com/dloomis

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

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

 

 


Anthony Joseph DiOrio

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 


Maria Boubourekas

 

Maria Boubourekas April 12, 1935 to August 28, 2022

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

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

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

 

 


Lambrini “Penny” Papangelis

 

Penny Papangelis November 3, 1962 – August 14, 2022

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

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

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

 

 


Anthony “Tony” Diviero

 

Tony Diviero January 15, 1977 – July 29, 2022

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

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

https://www.asimplestreaming.com/adiviero

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

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

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

 

 


Vassiliki (Vasso) Tjiotis

 

Vasso Tjiotis April 2 1931 – August 10, 2022

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

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

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

 

 


Nancy G. Canellis

 

Nancy Canellis February 17, 1933 – August 4, 2022

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

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

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

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

https://www.greekamericancare.org/donations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 


Demetre Yfantis

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 


Anthony Michael Senerchia

 

Anthony Senerchia June 29, 1972 – July 25, 2022

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

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

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

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

 

 


Kevin Michael McCarthy

 

Coach Kevin July 13, 1973 – May 8, 2022

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

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

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

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

 

 


Leah Marie Dudczyk

 

Leah Dudczyk September 16, 2002 – July 13, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 


Peter Hondros

 

Peter Hondros October 13, 1927 – July 16, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

 

 


Virginia C. Martinez

 

Virginia Martinez August 12, 1955 – July 15, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://www.asimplestreaming.com/vcmartinez

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

 

 


Elizabeth Ann Youell

 

Beth Youell November 18, 1981 – July 7, 2022

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

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

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

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

 

 


Presbytera Xanthippi (Cynthia) Papanikolaou

 

Xanthippi Papanikolaou December 5, 1936 – July 2, 2022

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

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

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

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

https://www.stconstantinehelen.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 


Spero Hyos

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 


Sofie Hanna Nasmeh

 

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

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

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

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

 

 


Kathleen Maile Sievers

 

Kathleen Sievers March 13, 1948 – June 5, 2022

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

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

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

 

 


George G. Kamberos

 

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

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

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

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

   

 

 


Vasilios D. Katsaros

 

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

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

 

 


George Triantafillou

 

George Triantafillou January 13, 1958 – May 15, 2022

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

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

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

 

 


Helen Chiagouris

 

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

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

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

https://www.asimplestreaming.com/hchiagouris

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

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

 

 


Anastasia Kourafas

 

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

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

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

 

 


Evangelia Kyroudis

 

Evangelia Kyroudis January 13, 1933 – March 21, 2022

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

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

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

 

 


Panayiotis D. Eliopoulos

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 


Kathleen O’Connor

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 


Irene Mihas

 

Irene Mihas January 15,1933 – February 22, 2022

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

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

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

 

 


William Gudaitis

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 


Pamela J. Katsivalis

 

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

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

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

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

https://www.asimplestreaming.com/pjkatsivalis

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

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

 

 


Eleni Tsokolas

 

Eleni Tsokolas May 21, 1928 – January 21, 2022

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

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

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

 

 


Louis Baseleon

 

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

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

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

Wounded Warrior http://support.woundedwarriorproject.org

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

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

 

 


Thomas & Joanne Brogan

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 


Claire Stapleton

 

Claire Stapleton March 12, 1943 – January 8, 2022

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

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

https://www.asimplestreaming.com/cstapleton

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

 

 


Nikolaos Liounis

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 


Athanasios Bratsos

 

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

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

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

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

 

 


Bettie Webber

 

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

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

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

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