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Charlene Baker Lewandowski
11/18/2018

Charlene Baker Lewandowski (nee Marchetti), of Romeoville, formerly of Cicero, at rest November 18, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Leonard; loving mother of Janet Baker, Paul Baker, Mark Lewandowski, Laura (Jerry) Becerra, Michael (Julie) and Tim Lewandowski; devoted grandmother of Marissa, Devin, Nicholas, Ashley, Justin, Ryan and Alex; dearest great grandmother of Ethan, Logan and Dominik; dear sister of Mary (Robert) Marino, Nancy (Peter) Pennino, and the late Michael (Connie) Marchetti, William (Linda) Marchetti and Donna (the late Frank) Ritacco; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Wednesday November 21, 2018 at 11 A.M. from Adolf Funeral Home & Cremation Services 7000 S. Madison, Willowbrook to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Darien. Funeral Mass 11:30 A.M. Interment private.  Visitation Wednesday at the funeral home 9-11 A.M. Info 630-325-2300

 

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Ruth C. Richards
11/16/2018

Ruth C. Richards, age 88, at rest November 16, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Harry G. “Bud” Richards. Cherished daughter of the late George and Anne Canar, (nee: Cusick); loving sister of Patricia (late Pierce) Coleman and the late George (Christine) Canar, Mary Ellen (late Andrew) Herstel and John “Jack” ( late Geraldine) Canar; loving mother of Stephen (Rita), Kathleen Richards Ryding (David), Michael, Kevin (Beverly), and Mary (James) Lawrence; dearest grandmother of James (Beth) Richards, Jennifer (Chris) King, Jonathan Richards, Julie (Jason) Pratt, Stephanie (Andrew) Zobac, Gregory Ryding, Timothy (Nicole) Richards, Melissa (Josh) Press , Christopher (Candace) Richards, Kimberly (Tom) Garvey, William  Lawrence, and Katelin Lawrence; great-grandmother to Kaylin, Regan, Breann, Evan, Nora, Devin, Jordan, Luke, Avery, Emma and Liam. Visitation Monday November 19th from 3-8 pm at Adolf Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ltd., 7000 S. Madison Street, Willowbrook, IL. Funeral services Tuesday November 20th, prayers at the funeral home 10:30 am then proceeding to St. John of the Cross Catholic Church. 5005 S. Wolf Road, Western Springs, for 11:15 am Mass of Christian Burial. Interment, Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside. Memorials to Catholic Charities of Chicago, 721 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60654 or www.catholiccharities.net/donate Service information: 630-325-2300 or www.adolfservices.com

 

 

 

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Joy M. Kocher
11/15/2018

Woodlawn Cemetery is located at the corner of Cermak Rd. & DesPlaines Ave., Forest Park, Illinois

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Rody Patterson Biggert
11/15/2018

Rody Patterson Biggert a longtime resident of Hinsdale, Illinois died on November 15, 2018.  He was 82 years old.  His parents and two sisters preceded him in death.  He is survived by his beautiful family consisting of his wife of fifty-five years Judith (Judy) Borg Biggert, daughter Courtney Caverly (Marty) of Pacific Palisades, California, daughter Alison Cabot (Chris) of London, England, son Rody of New York, New York, and daughter Adrienne Morrell (Jarrett) of Bethesda, Maryland; his nine grandchildren Martin “Bray,” Gillian, and Grant Caverly, John Henry, Matthew and Ethan Cabot and Greer, Charlotte and William “Anders” Morrell. His wonderful family provided unending love and support to Rody during his battle with leukemia.

 

Rody was born on April 13, 1936 in Gary, Indiana and moved to Chicago and then Hinsdale, Illinois where he attended Monroe Elementary, Hinsdale Central High School and graduated from Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in 1954.  He received his B.A. in economics from Amherst College in 1958, where he was a member of the Chi Psi fraternity.  Following service in the U.S. Army, Rody graduated from Northwestern Law School in Evanston, Illinois in 1963 where he met his wife Judy, who went on to serve on the Hinsdale District 86 School Board (1976-1985), Illinois General Assembly (1992–1998) and the U.S. House of Representatives (1999-2012).    

 

In 1963, Rody joined the Chicago-based law firm of Seyfarth, Shaw where he enjoyed a 38-year successful career practicing labor and employment law.  His major clients included General Cable Corporation, Jos Schlitz Brewing Company, Wagner Castings Company, Heil Quaker Company, Acme Steel Company and Interlake Iron Company.  Upon retirement in 2001, Rody founded Human Resources Advocates LLC to help clients navigate employment and legal issues.  For the past twenty years, Rody also served until his death as an arbitrator with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), negotiating settlements among litigants in financial disputes.

 

Rody was very supportive of his community serving on the Hinsdale Zoning Board of Appeals and the College of DuPage Foundation.  He was an active member at Hinsdale Golf Club, University Club of Chicago and the Chicago Investors Society.

 

Rody was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing tennis and squash and skiing.  He loved sailing and took the family on several bare boat charter cruises in the Caribbean.

 

Family and friends will gather for a funeral service at 3:00 pm on Friday, November 23 at Grace Episcopal Church 120 East First Street Hinsdale, Illinois.  In lieu of flowers, contributions to Misericordia Home, 6300 N. Ridge Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60660 are welcome.

 

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Baby Ren Ilios Franco
11/14/2018

Baby Ren Ilios Franco, at rest November 14, 2018. 

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Kathleen M. Scheel
11/13/2018

Kathleen M. Scheel, nee; Knop, age 78 at rest November 13, 2018. Beloved wife of Robert J. Scheel for 59 years. Loving mother of Wade (Wendy) Scheel and the late Rian (Mara) Scheel. Cherished grandmother of Preston, Lena, Samantha and Jack. Dear sister of Evelyn (late Max) Boyd. Memorial visitation Saturday November 17th at Bethel Lutheran Church 36 N. Grant Street, Westmont, IL (630-968-3232) from 9:00 am until time service 11:00 am. Services will conclude at the church and lunch following in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Bethel Lutheran Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated. Service information available by contacting Adolf Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ltd. 7000 S. Madison Street, Willowbrook. 630-325-2300 or www.adolfservices.com

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Florence M. Jay
11/9/2018

Notre Dame Church is located at  Norfolk and Chicago Avenues, Clarendon Hills, Illinois

Florence Jay, beloved wife of the late Edward.  Daughter of the late Paul and the late Karolina Haduch.  Loving mother of Michael (Bonnie), James (Kyle), Kenneth (Karin) and Brian (Lauren).  Devoted grandmother of Brandon, Ryan, Colin, Justin, Kevin and Adam.  Sister of Jeanne (late Michael) Kolessar, Evelyn (late Wayne) Todd and Lillian (Raymond) Sliz.

Preceded in death by Marie (Edward) Nakielny, Pearl (Edward) Gayeski, Helen (Joseph) Draus, Stephanie (John) Rodzon, Milton (Evelyn) Haduch, Stanley (Florence) Haduch, Edward (late Ann) Haduch and Walter Haduch.  Many nieces and nephews.  Enthusiastic member of Chicago Ridge and Orland Park Seniors Clubs.  Devoted former employee of Aero Rubber Company.  Beloved friend and neighbor to many.  Funeral services are Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 9:00 am at Adolf Funeral Home, Ltd., 7000 S. Madison St., Willowbrook and then to Notre Dame Church. Mass 10:00 am.  Interment Resurrection Cemetery.  Visitation is Monday, Nov. 12th from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm.  Info at:  630-325-2300 or www.adolfservices.com.

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Winkle W. Lee
11/1/2018

Winkle Lee of Burr Ridge, formerly of Oak Brook, died on Thursday November 1, 2018.  He was the beloved husband of the late Julia, nee Char; loving father of Jenny Mrjenovich (the late Wayne decd. 2015), Maggie Lee (Chris Emerson), Ann Vaughan (Chris Boccumini) and Virginia Lee (Peter Miller). And doting grandfather of Andrew (31) and Michael (29) Mrjenovich, Megan Wong (27), Claudia (24) and Natalie (22) Vaughan and Davis (18) and Julia (16) Miller.  He spent his last eight years with his loving partner, Priscilla (Precy) Monsalud.  Winkle’s life was remarkable – a tale of hard work and achieving the American dream.  He left his birthplace of Shanghai realizing that the Communist Party would eventually take over China.  He soon secured a coveted position with the British Army in Hong Kong.  It was there that he met and married Julia Char.  Wishing for a better life for his wife and new daughter, Jenny, he sailed alone to the United States to find work.  Two years later, Julia and Jenny were able to join him in Chicago where he worked long hours and took evening classes.  In 1960 he began his career at Mercy Hospital where he worked 37 years rising to become the first lay person President and CEO of that institution.  Always humble, generous and caring, he will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.  Visitation is Friday, November 9, 2018 from 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Adolf Funeral Home, 7000 S. Madison St., Willowbrook.  Funeral service is Saturday, November 10th at 10:00 am.  Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to:  Sisters of Mercy, 3659 W. 99th St., Chicago, IL  60655.  Info at 630-325-2300 or www.adolfservices.com.

Queen of Heaven Cemetery is located at 1400 S. Wolf Rd., Hillside, Illinois

 

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Nick Buonicore
10/30/2018

Nick Buonicore  

Beloved Husband of Kerry nee Magnussen.  Loving Father of Michele Buonicore and Nichole (Christopher) Melka.  Proud Grandfather of Jacob Duda.  Beloved son of the late Frank & Anna. Dear Brother of Alfonse “Fonze” (the late Genevieve) Buonicore, Barbara (the late Larry) Huff, and Robert “Bobby” (Roseann) Buonicore, and the late Annette (the late Jack) Downey, the late Frank (Connie) Buonicore, and the late Stella (Chuck) Vento.  Dear brother-in-law of Ronald (Elsie) Magnussen, Richard (the late Karen) Magnussen and Carl Magnussen.  Fond Uncle of Many.  Visitation 3:00-9:00PM, Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Adolf Berwyn Funeral Home 2921 S. Harlem Ave.  Berwyn, Il 60402.  Funeral 8:30AM, Friday, November 2, 2018 from the Funeral Home to St. Odilo Church.  Mass 9:30AM.  Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.  Member of the Italian American Club of Berwyn, Maywood Sportsmen Club and UFCW.  Info 708 484-4111

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Emil Christopher Cici
10/29/2018

Emil C. Cici of Burr Ridge, formerly of Oak Brook, age 77. Beloved husband of Angela, nee Petillo; loving father of daughter Vanessa (Dr. Thomas) Fry and his son Emilio; proud grandfather of Christopher and Matthew; dear brother of Marie Jaburek, Cecilia Blumenberg and the late Josephine Tokarczyk, Nicholas Cici, Amelia Rizzo and Margaret Messino; fond uncle of 17 nieces and nephews and best friend to many. Family and friends will be received at Adolf Funeral Home, 7000 S. Madison St., Willowbrook on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Saturday 9:15 a.m. from the funeral home to St. Isaac Jogues Church for 10:00 a.m. mass. Entombment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org) appreciated. For further info 630-325-2300.

St. Isaac Jogues Church is located at 4th & Clay Streets, Hinsdale, Illinois 60521

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