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Ana M. Duran
12/21/2022

Ana Maria Duran, Loving mother of Claudia, Fernando and Angel.

Grandmother of Nathan, Alizah, Jeremiah and Aiden.  Sister of Mario (Avelina), Martha (Patrick) and Jesus Magdaleno.

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James Sayles Stanley
12/21/2022

James Sayles Stanley

James S. Stanley, age 85, of Willlowbrook, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at Hinsdale Hospital.  Jim was born June 27, 1937 in Burlington, Iowa to Iola Ruth (Sayles) Stanley and Lawrence Keith Stanley.  He graduated from Sterling High School in 1955 and furthered his education in mechanical engineering at Eureka College. He was a skilled mechanical engineer and tool and die maker. On October 30, 1982, he married Deanna Baranik.

Growing up, Jim was active in the Boy Scouts, attaining Eagle Scout status.  He was a member of the NRA (National Rifle Association) and was an accomplished marksman. He was also a member of the Tri County Gun Club and the Hinsdale Racquet Club. Jim was an avid reader, loved to play tennis and was especially fond of his four Great Pyrenees dogs.

James is survived by his wife, Deanna, of Willowbrook.  He is also survived by one sister, Audrey Kay (Howard) Janssen of Rock Falls, Illinois, and brother-in-law, Ronald Baranik (Anne) of Conyers, Georgia as well as cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law John and Carol Alvarez.

Due to his generous spirit, James donated his body to educational studies at the University of Iowa, College of Medicine. In keeping with Jim’s wishes, there will be no memorial services held.

The family also wishes to thank the staff and associates at Harvester Place, Burr Ridge, Illinois, for their excellent care of Jim during his residency at their facility.

 

 

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Robert Gana
12/20/2022

Robert “Bob” Gana, age 56, of Lagrange Park passed away of complications from diabetes on Tuesday December 20th. Bob leaves his loving wife of 32 years, Debbie (nee Norbut) and compassionate daughters, Ellen and Julie.

 

Bob was born on July 5th, 1966, and raised in the Southwest Side of Chicago by the late Mary and Ronald Gana. The second youngest of six children, Bob was a rambunctious boy in a house of 4 brothers and 1 sister.  Marge (Lenny) Ollearis, Jim Gana, and John Gana and preceded in death by Ron (Virginia) Gana and Ray Gana.

 

Bob found his calling post-high school when he went to a trade school and became a certified welder.  Although the work could be physically grueling, he often told his family that it was the “2nd best decision I ever made”.  Bob worked at various companies and was a proud member of many unions throughout his career.  In 2011, Bob was hired by General Electric.  He began his career with GE in a machine shop only blocks from where he played baseball as a kid.  After a few years, he was hired to join the “small but mighty” On Site Repair team that traveled to fix GE equipment in power plants across the United States and the world.  Bob was promoted to Machinist several years ago which further expanded the highly specialized work he could be staffed on.  Bob could be counted on to provide a good story from his travels across the globe from Taiwan to Switzerland to Brazil to Northern Canada to Louisiana.  His favorite trips were always those within the US where he was proud to say that he has worked in almost every state.

 

Bob’s top passions were outside of his career.  Bob and Debbie felt fortunate to raise their daughters Ellen and Julie in LaGrange Park, IL for the last 24 years.  Bob enjoyed expanding his talents to different roles to support his daughters.  He was a basketball coach, soccer coach, Indian Princess Chief, Nickelodeon enthusiast (thanks to Ellen and Julie), lacrosse fan and attended any activity his daughters participated in.  Bob never forgot his roots in Chicago.  Together Bob and Debbie enjoyed cheering on the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bears with friends, bowling and finding ways to intertwine their very different tastes in music.  Bob loved to fish (or as he would say, hunt for Musky) with his longtime group of buddies and spent most of his time off recently looking for the next lake to conquer.  He enjoyed fantasy football as well and the comradery with friends that it provided.

 

Bob proudly watched his nieces and nephews grow up and enjoyed supporting their activities as well.  Bob is survived by Emilia Ollearis, Katie (Ryan) Blais, Jack and Josh Gana, Maddie, Danny and Riley Norbut and Josh, Laney, and Abbie Boike.  Beloved son-in-law of Nancy Norbut and Carl Norbut and fun-loving brother-in-law of Darrin (Michelle) Norbut and Dolores (Vic) Boike.  Bob’s grin and colorful take on life will be deeply missed.

 

Debbie, Ellen, Julie and Ross Leavitt (Julie’s longtime boyfriend) would like to thank all their friends and family that have supported them so much over the last few very difficult days.  In addition, they are grateful to Bob’s managers and colleagues at GE that have worked around the clock to get Bob home from the job he was on when he passed.  Debbie and Bob met when she was 9 years old when John and he came to play street football with the kids on Normandy.  It is difficult to imagine next steps without hearing Bob’s opinion (yes, he had an opinion on everything) but Debbie, her daughters and Ross will focus on the good memories to carry them through.  

A visitation will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2022 from 3 to 8pm at Adolf Funeral Home, 7000 S Madison St, Willowbrook, IL 60527. Family and friends will meet at St Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 124 N Spring Ave, LaGrange, IL 60525 for a 10am funeral mass on Friday December 30, 2022. Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside. 

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to CURE for Epilepsy Research, https://www.cureepilepsy.org, or the Gana family. 
 

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James Louis Cainkar
12/19/2022

James Louis Cainkar of Burr Ridge, IL passed away at the age of 70 on December 19th, 2022, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

James (“Jim”) was born on December 31st, 1951, to Louis F. and Ruth Cainkar in Evergreen Park, Illinois.  After graduating from Brother Rice High School in 1968, he graduated with his Bachelor's of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University in 1973.  He additionally earned his Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in 1996. He achieved his professional designations as a Professional Engineer (PE) and an Illinois Land Surveyor’s designation (ILSIP).

After graduating college, James joined Novotny Engineering in Willowbrook, IL in 1973 where he worked until his passing. His career of 50 years as a Civil Engineer included company roles as President and serving as Village Engineer to the towns of Lemont, McCook, Hodgkins, Lyons, and Summit.

In his free time, James had a great desire to learn about the history, food, and customs of different cultures. He travelled the world with his family, visiting 43 different countries. James was a private and polite man, earning the nickname “Gentleman Jim”. He read many newspapers daily, resulting in the added nickname of “Mr. Current Events.” He also enjoyed attending the performing arts.

James married Donna (Hall) Cainkar on January 20th, 1979, and they have two children together, Paul and Craig.

James was predeceased by his mother Ruth (Hendershot) Cainkar, his father Louis F. Cainkar, and his brother, Joseph Cainkar. He is survived by his wife, Donna, his children Paul and Craig, his siblings Vincent (and Cathy) Cainkar, Louise Cainkar (and Hassan Mushrah), and Michael (and Toni) Cainkar, and Uncle Jim’s several loved nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Adolf Funeral Home 7000 S. Madison Street, Willowbrook, Illinois on December 30th from 2 pm to 8 pm.

Family and friends will gather for Mass 10:00 am at Saint Isaac Jogues Church in Hinsdale, Illinois on December 31st.  James Cainkar’s body will be laid to rest in peace in Solvang, CA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation https://crohnscolitisfoundation.org would be appreciated.

Service information: 630-325-2300

 

 

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Earl W. Dorsey
12/17/2022

Earl W. Dorsey, age 85, of Darien, IL, at rest December 17, 2022. U. S. Army Veteran.

Beloved husband of the late Dorothy (nee Skupien); loving father of Kevin (Kathy) Dorsey, Michelle (Kirk) Krauklis, Earl II (Leslie) and John (Heather Rose) Dorsey; cherished Grandpa (“Pop”) of Steven, Andrew, Katherine, Megan, Sean, Kristen, Erin, Liam, Ryan, Caroline and Lennon; fond brother of the late Ronald (the late Norma) Dorsey, June (the late Frank) Fresso, the late Gerald (the late Marge) Dorsey, the late Gladys (the late Glen) Biggs, Ken Dorsey, the late Thomas (Anna Marie) Dorsey, Carol (Mike) Corbett, and the late Kathleen (the late Sal) Hernandez; also fond uncle to many nieces and nephews; and a friend to many.  Proud brother for 50 years of The International Sheet Metal Workers Union Local #73. Visitation Tuesday 3-7 PM, prayer service 7 PM, Adolf Funeral Home, 7000 S. Madison St., Willowbrook, IL 60527.  In lieu of flowers donations to Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley www.easterseals.com/dfv/

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Dorothy Mary Fitch
12/17/2022

Dorothy Mary Fitch, nee Kelley, 91, of Crest Hill, formerly of Clarendon Hills, passed peacefully on December 17, 2022.

She is survived by her three devoted children Mary Beth Shaw (the late Christopher), Eileen (David) Coulombe, Laura (Bob) Rogus, her dear sister Gerry (late Kenneth) Martens, her six treasured grandchildren Tim (Laura) Coulombe, Teddy (Kelly) Lattan, Amanda Coulombe, Paul Lattan, Katie Meyers and Ryan (Marissa) Rogus and five precious great-grandchildren Anna, Miles, Jackson, Cole and Holly. She also leaves behind many cherished nieces, nephews, godchildren and dear friends.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her beloved husband Harold of 59 years, her dear sisters Joanne (late Donald) Pfaab, Donna Jean (late James) Carrano, dear brother James (late Yolanda) Kelley, fond brother-in-law Eugene (late Mary Ann) Fitch and her loving parents Joseph and Margaret Kelley.

May we be inspired by Dorothy’s deep Catholic faith, gift of hospitality, love of song, and kindness to everyone she met.

Visitation Friday January 6th from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Adolf Funeral Home 7000 S. Madison Street, Willowbrook.

Funeral service Saturday January 7th, prayers 9:15 am at the funeral home proceeding to Notre Dame Catholic Church for Mass 10:00 am. Interment: Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The American Cancer Society or to a charity of the donors choosing. 

Service information: 630-325-2300

 

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Paulino Rivera Dizon
12/11/2022

Paulino Rivera Dizon, age 103, at rest December 11, 2022. Beloved husband for over 60 years to Angelina (Nee: Mazan) Dizon. Loving father of Daniel Dizon, Elizabeth DeLeon, and Marilou DeLeon; dear grandfather of six. Preceded in death by his grandson Kevin DeLeon. Visitation Friday, December 16th 10AM until time of service at 11AM at Adolf Funeral Home, 7000 S. Madison St. Willowbrook, Il. Interment Clarendon Hills Cemetery. For info 630-325-2300

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Joseph John Barberio
12/08/2022

Joseph J. Barberio, age 80, at rest December 8, 2022.

Loving brother of Richard (Mary Jean) Barberio. Dear uncle of Jennifer Sulceski and great uncle of Anthony, Francesca and Gianna Sulceski. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Mariano and Vincenza Barberio.

Visitation Wednesday December 14th from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Adolf Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ltd. 7000 S. Madison Street, Willowbrook. Funeral service Thursday December 15th, prayers 9:15 am at the funeral home proceeding to Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church for Mass 10:00 am. Entombment: Queen of Heaven Cemetery- Christ The King Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org) would be appreciated.

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

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Frank Joseph Svestka Jr.
11/30/2022

Frank J. Svestka Jr., 90 years of age, at rest November 30, 2022.  Professor Emeritus of marketing at Loyola University for 50 years.  Loving husband of Ruth for over 61 years.  Dear father of Frank III, Jim, Larry (Elizabeth), and Tom (Kelly).  Grandfather of 5.  Services are Monday, December 5, 2022, 10:30 am at Adolf Funeral Home, Ltd., 2921 S. Harlem Ave., Berwyn.  Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.  Visitation is Sunday, December 4, 2022, 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm.  Info at 708-484-4111 or www.adolfservices.com.

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Dorothy M. Kroll
11/25/2022

Dorothy M Kroll - Van Moffaert, age 90, passed away peacefully at the Oak Trace Retirement Home in Downers Grove, on November 25, 2022 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Dorothy was born on October 22, 1932 in Chicago to the late John and Eva Kroll. She graduated from Harrison High School and many years later, at the age of 87, decided to get married for the first time to Anthony (Spike) C. Van Moffaert, They were high school classmates living separate lives, but as Spike would say, he was very fortunate to have known her during their high school years.

She is survived by her loving husband Anthony (Spike) C. Van Moffaert.

 

Dorothy was a long time active church member of St. Joseph, Summit;

St Alphonsus, Lemont; and most recently a member of the Divine Savior Parish, Downers Grove. She was a devout Catholic all her life and served as an Extra Ordinary Eucharistic Minister. She knew the Lord and walked with Him faithfully till the end.

 

Dorothy grew up tested by the Great Depression and World War II. She loved to dance and at a young age volunteered as a USO hostess to dance with on-leave members of the U.S. armed forces. She worked hard during her career and after many years of employment, retired from the Electro-Motive Division, General Motors as a Corporate Buyer. In her later years of life, she invited Mom and Dad to live with her so she could care for them until the end. She was part of the Greatest Generation.

 

Dorothy enjoyed world travel and was able to visit places like India, Hong Kong, South America, much of Europe and many places within the United States , but her true love was ballroom dancing. It was a weekly affair for most of her life. She was known for telling people that she does a “mean Polka”. Love is a gift, and the gift of marriage came to Dorothy late in life when she married Anthony (Spike) Van Moffaet. Although it was a brief marriage (almost 4 years) she was extremely happy and said it was the greatest blessing of her life. Dorothy and Spike were truly soul mates. Two people perfectly suited to each other in temperament, who felt deeply

connected. They shared a bond that was deeper than words could ever explain. Dorothy is fondly remembered for her loving friendliness, humor, loyalty, honesty, generosity, and her ability to always have a good time.

Left to cherish Dorothy’s memory is her loving husband Anthony (Spike) Van Moffaert, brother Ray Kroll (Arlene), nieces; Linda Hale - Petrosky (Jimmy), Susan West (Dan), Janice Nader (Doug), nephew; Michael Kroll, the extended loving Van Moffaert, Bonistalli and Gorski families, and a very special life-long friend, Bernice Gorski. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and her many friends. The family wishes to acknowledge with sincere appreciation and gratitude all deeds of kindness and expressions of sympathy.

 

Visitation will be held on Saturday December 3, 2022 between 9:00 and 10:am at the Adolf Funeral Home 7000 S. Madison St., Willowbrock, IL, prior to a 10:30am Mass of Christian Burial at the Divine Savior Parish Catholic Church 6700 Main St., Downers Grove, IL. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery 7201 Archer Rd. Justice, IL.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dorothy’s honor to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2211 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60707 Tel:773.622.5400. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, social workers, and many others in the palliative and hospice care unit at Oak Trace Health Center for their care of Dorothy during her short and devastating illness.

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