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Roy J. Betty, Jr.
06/15/2021

Roy J. Betty, Jr.  age 82, at rest June 15, 2021. Beloved husband of Shirley J. Betty (nee: Nemeth) for 30 years.
 

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Pauline Ann Fortuna
06/14/2021

St. Leonard Church is located at 33rd and Clarence Ave., Berwyn, Illinois

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Frank Jerbich
06/13/2021

Frank M. Jerbich, at rest June 13, 2021, 92 years young.  Son of the late Mihalj and Anna. Loving husband of the late Isabelle for 32 years.  Close friend of the late Marie McGuckin.  Dear father of Nadine Zapolsky, Edward (Camilla) Zapolsky, Catherine (Phil) Perrone, Michael (Jean) Jerbich and the late Thomas Zapolsky.  Father-in-law of Christine Zapolsky.  Grandfather of 6.  Great-grandfather of 13. Services are Wednesday, June 23,2021, 10:00 am at the Adolf Funeral Home, Ltd., 2921 S. Harlem Ave., Berwyn, IL  60402.  Interment St. Mary Cemetery.  Visitation is Tuesday, June 22, 2021 from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm.  He was a member of the American Legion, Croatian Fraternal Union Sloboda Lodge 32, National Federation of Croatian Americans, IAMAW Local 126 and Harrison High School Alumni.  Info at 708-484-4111 or www.adolfservices.com.

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Concetta "Tina" Fiascone
06/13/2021

Concetta “Tina” Fiascone, (nee: Ferrera), age 81, at rest Sunday June 13th, 2021. Beloved wife of Arthur G. Fiascone for 60 years. Loving mother of Matthew (Karen) Fiascone, Marietta (Bill) Oleferchik, Martin (Kim) Fiascone and Nicholas (Anna) Fiascone. Devoted Nana of Austin, Regan, Michael, Connor, Lauren, Leonardo, Gabriel, Katalina, Olivia, Alexandra and  Savannah  . Tina was preceded in death by her brothers, Salvatore and Frank.

Visitation Thursday June 17th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Adolf Funeral Home 7000 S. Madison St; Willowbrook. Funeral service Friday June 18th, prayers 9:15 am at the funeral home proceeding to Mass 10:00 am at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Interment: Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Service information: 630-325-2300 or adolfservices.com

 

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Ligaya Aparte Solis Rezek
06/12/2021

Ligaya Aparte Solis Rezek was born to Marina Urbino and Florencio Macapayad Aparte on October 31, 1935.  She passed away June 11, 2021.  She is the second oldest of six children that grew up in San Juan Rizal, Philippines. 

Ligaya was preceded in death by her husband, David Rezek.  She was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister.  Also known as Pat, she is survived by her 3 “pogi” brothers.  

Ligaya was a strong woman who bore 11 children, one died at birth.  She has 29 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.  She is known as “Tita Pat” by her numerous nieces and nephews.

Ligaya graduated summa cum laude from the University of the Philippines, Los Banos, where she met her first husband, Herminio Solis.   Ligaya was a grade school teacher in the Philippines in Santo Tomas, Davao del Norte for many years.   She remarried in 1970 and immigrated to America in 1972. 

She is well loved by her faith community with strong ties to Maryknoll.  She provided much positive energy while working for CBI and the University of Chicago Hospital.  She loved singing and dancing, and along with her late husband, was an avid bridge player. 

Ligaya battled Parkinson’s disease for 25 years and it was her strong faith to God that got her through it all, especially the last two challenging years.  Her caregivers loved her like a Mom.  Her warm, beautiful soul was an inspiration to all that knew her and to all that know of her.  Above all, her delicious homemade cooking always brought friends and family together.  She is in a much better place now but will be dearly missed by all.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday June 16th from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a service at 5:00 pm at Adolf Funeral Home, 7000 S. Madison Street, Willowbrook, IL

 

To watch the service live at 5PM click on the link below

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87849283191?pwd=TXZ4R3RNRldyN1FMbU93b3pLU3lydz09

 

 

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Rosemary H. Kubik
06/11/2021

Rosemary H. Kubik, age 85, at rest June 13, 2021. Loving mother of Dr. Greg (Sandy) Kubik and Jeff (Sarah) Kubik.  Visitation will be held on Friday June 18, 2021 from 3:00PM until 7:00PM at Adolf Funeral Home, 7000 S. Madison St. Willowbrook, IL.  Prayers Saturday June 19, 11:30AM at the funeral home proceeding to Our Lady of Peace Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00PM..  Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  For info 630-325-2300 or info@adolfservices.com

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Bernard J. Leininger, M.D.
05/30/2021

Bernard J. Leininger died peacefully at his home in Clarendon Hills, surrounded by his family on Sunday, May 30.

Bernard grew up on a farm with four siblings in rural Nebraska and went on to become a successful cardiovascular surgeon in Chicago.  He met his lifetime love and future wife, Pat, while in medical school at Creighton University.  After completing an internship and residency at Cook County Hospital, he continued his training at the University of Michigan.  Bernard and Pat next came to Chicago to raise four children in the early sixties. During his career, he helped pioneer the field of open-heart surgery. He operated on many colorful figures that included the city’s sport stars, organized crime members, and politicians.  

In high school, Bernard studied to be a priest at Conception Seminary in rural Missouri. In college, he pivoted to a career in the medical profession. The Catholic Christian faith in which he was raised shaped much of his life. He helped to pass it on to his children. 

After retiring from medicine, he transitioned to a successful second career as an investor.  Also in retirement, Bernard traveled to Kyrgyzstan, India, Cuba and Thailand where he studied health care delivery systems in both an official and informal capacity. He played golf and tennis with competitive gusto and read voraciously into his mid-80’s.

He is survived by his beloved wife Pat Leininger (nee: Burns) for 62 years. Loving father of Susan (John) Gorman, Joe (Kathy) Leininger, Tom Leininger (Holly Johnson), and the late Ann Leininger. Devoted grandfather of Brendan, Katie, Jake, Dan, and Amy.

Memorial Visitation Friday June 18th from 1:00 pm until time of Mass 2:00 pm at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 64 Norfolk Ave, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514. Services will conclude at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to:

Doctors Without Borders, https://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org

People’s Resource Center,  https://www.peoplesrc.org/donate  or the

Oak Park River Forest Infant Welfare Society https://www.childrenscliniciws.org  would be appreciated.

A live stream of the Funeral Mass at 2PM is available by clicking in the link below.

https://vimeo.com/561812749/90c284a2e3

Arrangements entrusted to Adolf Funeral Home – Willowbrook. 630-325-2300 or adolfservices.com

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Eric W. Fors
05/29/2021

Eric Fors, born 4/22/1931 in Chicago passed away 5/29/21 at Hinsdale Hospital. Son of Henry
Werner Fors and Anna Orava, naturalized citizens from Finland. Husband of Marilyn and father
of Lance, Erica, Dirk and Steele. Grandfather of Steele and Ariel Fors-Klein, Tiffany and Tatiana
Fors and Zuri Fors.
Eric had a BS from Northwestern University, an MBA from Loyola University, and an MS from
University of Illinois in Speech Science. He attended Northwestern in the Audiology PhD
program. On June 4, 1955 he married Marilyn Lance, the love of his life, and was called to
military service in August 1955. He was attached to a military unit contracted to George
Washington University promoting a new program for teaching rifle marksmanship which is now
standard for the military and police.
Eric worked as an audiologist, hearing aid salesman, and a restaurant manager. However, Eric
found his career at United Airlines starting in Ramp Services on 12/15/1969 and retiring in
January 2001 with over 31 years of service.
Eric was an outgoing personality and conversationalist, making many friends and
acquaintances. He was a world traveler, taking his family on wonderful foreign vacations. He
loved to read and had an extensive library. He was a lover of the arts, enjoying museums,
orchestras, theater and dance performances with his lovely wife Marilyn. He enjoyed a
wonderful 90 year life and was greatly loved. He will be missed by his family and friends.
Visitation will be held Saturday, June 12 from 3-7 pm at Adolf Funeral Home, 7000 S. Madison
St., Willowbrook, IL. A Celebration of Eric’s life will follow on June 13 at 12:00 pm at Adolf
Funeral Home. We encourage everyone to share their stories and memories of Eric.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the UIC Eric and Marilyn Fors Entrepreneurial
Studies Enterprise Award.
Giving Online: Use the url https://give.uic.edu note the fund name in your donation.
Giving by mail: Send checks to the University of Illinois Foundation, P.O Box 734500, Chicago,
IL 60673-4500. Please note the fund name on your check.

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Josephine Frances Grisko
06/05/2021

Josephine Frances Grisko, (nee: Kamasinski) age 91, at rest June 5th 2021. Beloved wife of the late Harry Edward Grisko for 56 years. Dear daughter of the late Jonah and Frances Kamasinski.

Visitation Friday June 11th from 8:30 am to 9:15 am at Adolf Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ltd. 7000 S. Madison St; Willowbrook. Family and friends will proceed to Mass 10:00 am at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 306 W. Fourth St; Hinsdale. Entombment, Resurrection Cemetery.

Service information: 630-325-2300 or adolfservices.com

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Hon. James F. Stack
06/05/2021

Hon. James F. Stack, 90 years of age, at rest June 5, 2021.  Loving husband of Geraldine for over 27 years. Dear father of Marie G. Stack, James (Kathleen), Joseph (Catherine), John (Julie), Kevin, Dennis (Shana) Stack, Michael Kamm, Elizabeth (Joe) Hunter, Laura (Erik) Dunklau and Linda Tafelsky.  Grandfather of Michael, Andrew (Melanie), Erin, Nora, Charlie, Liam, Caitlin, Eli, Ben, Anna, Riley, Connor, Justin (Heather), Ryan, Tyler, Nicholaus, Olivia, Maximus, Marcus and Jack.  Brother-in-law of Alice (the late Thomas) Stack.  Services are Friday, June 11, 2021 where he will lie in state at St. Leonard Church in Berwyn from 10:00 am until 11:00 am. Mass at 11:00 am.  Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.  Member of the Chicago Bar Assoc. and former president of I.T.L.A.  In lieu of flowers donations preferred to Haymarket Center/McDermott Center Chicago at:  https://www.hcenter.org.                                                                                                           

James was a wonderful husband and father. He brought laughter to all with his slapstick humor and would light up when a grandchild would present him with a corny joke. He loved to socialize with anyone he came across. Cab drivers, waitresses and doormen could not escape his genuine conversation and interest in their lives.  An avid Sox fan who enjoyed watching his Uncle Ignatius throw out the first pitch!   Extremely proud of his Irish heritage, watching a Notre Dame game was a treat. James was a kind and gentle soul and we will miss the twinkle in his eye for ever and always.  

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