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Shirely Claire Shander


Shirley Claire Shander, nee Wolff, age 92 of Steger, IL, passed away May 28, 2020.  She was born in 1928 in Joliet, IL, and was the daughter of the late Matthew and Clara Wolff.

Shirley is survived by her beloved husband of 65 years, Otto A. (“JR”) Shander; loving mother of seven children:  Jim (Dawn) Shander, Karyn Shander, Bill Shander, Kathy (Andy) Varga, Sue (Matt) Dolecki, Janet (Jeff) Horning, and Mark (Gina) Shander; devoted grandmother of fifteen: Steven, Scott, Chrissy, Mike, Eric, Josh, Jake, Jennifer, Mallory, Andrew, Anna, Ellen, Emily, Sydney and Keira; treasured sister of Jerry.

Shirley graduated from Mundelein College in Chicago, with a BS in Chemistry.  During college, she was employed at Marshall Fields, and upon graduation, worked in the lab at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park.  She loved to travel and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  She will be forever remembered by her family for her kind soul and good-natured spirit.   May you forever rest in peace, Mom.

The funeral service for Shirley will be private.  Fond memories and expressions of sympathy can be shared at  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her name to the American Heart Association.

Consolacion Marquez Baraceros

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Joseph P. Colosimo III

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Pablo Villanueva

Pablo Villanueva of Westmont, passed away suddenly on May 19, 2020 at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was born on January 25, 1956 to Priscella and the late Abraham Villanueva in Puerto Rico. He is survived by his wife Evelyn Colon. Beloved father of Michael, Alexander and Joseph Villanueva. Loving grandfather of Mia, JJ, Mya, Isiah, Jasmin and Jade. Brother of Rueben, Robert and Ary. Dear friend to many and all, whether he knew them or not. He enjoyed spending time talking to all, walking the beach and drinking beer with friends and family. Pablo will be dearly missed. A visitation will be held Friday, May 22, 2020 from 1pm until 3pm at, 7000 S. Madison St, Willowbrook, IL 60527. Interment to follow at Clarendon Hills Cemetery. 

Consistent with the recommendations from the Illinois Funeral Directors Association (IFDA) Board of Directors, we will be following the CDC guidelines on gatherings, including those directly related to any funerals and visitations. Please observe all current social distancing recommendations and maintain six feet distance from others while wearing proper facial coverings. 

Joseph C. Caparelli

Joseph C. Caparelli, age 71, U.S. Navy Veteran, at rest May 16, 2020. Beloved husband of Dolores Caparelli (nee: DeBartolo). Loving father of Lisa Caparelli (Tom Ruff), and stepfather of Anna Marie Messina (Kosta Skaliotis) and Anthony Messina . Devoted grandfather of Nicolas and Luke Ruff, Mia, Isabella and Niko Skaliotis. Dear brother of Anthony (Rosemary) Caparelli. Joe was predeceased by his parents Armando and Carabina Caparelli and his brother Angelo (late Barbara) Caparelli. He is also cherished by many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.  

Visitation Saturday May 23rd from 1:00 pm until the time of the Private Family Funeral Service 7:00 pm. at Adolf Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ltd. 7000 S. Madison Street, Willowbrook.

Consistent with the recommendations from the Illinois Funeral Directors Association (IFDA) Board of Directors, we will be following the CDC guidelines on gatherings, including those directly related to any funerals and visitations. Please observe all current social distancing recommendations.



Edwin J. Wojciechowski

Edwin J. Wojciechowski (85), of Willowbrook, passed away peacefully on May 12, 2020. 

Beloved husband to Jean (Krzystofiak), loving father to Susan (John) Alexander and (late) David Wenckunas, cherished grandfather to Nicole (Daniel) Herbin, Kristy Alexander, Eric Alexander, Bryan and Kevin Wenckunas and great-grandfather to Madeline and Jacob. 

Dear brother to Eugene (Barbara) Wojciechowski, (late) Leonard (Jackie) Wojciechowski, Lorraine Wojciechowski and Joann (George) Gorecki.  Devoted uncle to Marc, Jennifer, (late) Danny, Michael, Brian, Debbie, Lisa, Frank, Cathy, Lenny, Timmy, Kelly and Debbie and many great-nieces and nephews. 

Ed was a true family man who embraced all the young people who entered his life – his favorite activities with them were pumpkin carving, attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and telling stories. He was also an avid fisherman with many great tales of going to Canada and Bass & Gill Club.  His passion was to bring life to his garden and knew where every plant or flower came from in his yard.  His love of travel brought him to many places worldwide, but his favorite trip was to Italy.  He will be missed by the many whose lives he touched.

Private family service at a future date due to COVID-19 restrictions.

In honor of Ed’s life, donations will be accepted by the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans at:

Arrangements entrusted to Adolf Funeral Home, 630-325-2300,

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Cheryl Elaine Nuzzo

Cheryl Elaine Nuzzo, nee Swieton, born September 6, 1941 passed away peacefully with her beloved husband of 58 years by her side on May 11, 2020, after a courageous 44 year battle with multiple sclerosis (MS).  Cheryl and Joe worked side by side for many years developing their corrugated manufacturing business and raising their daughters.  While growing up, Cheryl loved roller skating and dancing.  As a young mother she played softball, crocheted and was President of the Lyon’s Mother’s Club.  Later in life, Cheryl went to school to become a beautician and did hair in their home. Cheryl enjoyed trips to Las Vegas with close friends, and never met a slot machine she didn’t like. As her disease progressed, Cheryl became an avid news watcher, enjoyed books on tape and loved NFL football.  Joe and Cheryl are proud long time members of Ruth Lake Country Club and enjoyed years of socializing and Friday night dinners with their ever growing group of friends.  Cheryl was a true lover of people, put everyone before herself and always wanted to make sure you were okay.  Cheryl was thoughtful with cards and phone calls and let the people in her life know they were important to her. No matter what MS threw Cheryl’s way, she never complained and her strength never waived.  Her greatest joys were her grandsons and she was proud beyond belief.  The smiles they brought to her face were like none other. 

Cheryl is survived by her husband, Joe Nuzzo and their two daughters, Sandra Nuzzo and Michelle (David) Johnson and their three grandsons Ryan, Grant and Drew Johnson. She will be missed by her sister, Patricia Powell and her sister-in-law, Diana Nuzzo.  Cheryl was the loving aunt of PJ (Ann) Nuzzo, John (Jenna) Nuzzo, Dianna (Terry) O’Neil, Gina (Ned) Khan, Christy Helmick Cosio, David Helmick and was a very special Godmother to Gina (Sam) Nuzzo.  She was the great aunt of Gia Kehoe, Jennifer O’Neil and Marisa, Bobby, Adriana and Raylan Nuzzo.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, Elaine Karakas and Theodore Swieton, her sister, Joan Nemec, her mother and father in-law, Pat and Margaret Nuzzo and her brother-in-law, Robert Nuzzo.

There will be a private service at Adolf Funeral Home in Willowbrook and a memorial service at a later date.   Cheryl will be laid to rest at Queen of Heaven Cemetery and Mausoleums in Hillside, IL.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the National MS Society


Ubaldina Meraz

Ubaldina Meraz Chaidez, age 84, at rest May 7, 2020.  Beloved wife of the late Manuel.  Loving Mother of Martha (Paul) Tucker and Norma (Lazaros) Piskopos.  Loving grandmother of Alejandro Hernandez, Vanessa (Edgar) Gonzalez, Dionysios and Angelica Piskopos.  Loving great-grandmother of Veronica Hernandez. Visitation Sunday, May 10, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Adolf Funeral Home & Cremation Services 2921 S. Harlem Ave, Berwyn, IL. 

Henry Ziemba

Henry Ziemba age 96. Born and raised in NW Indiana, Hank, a WWII veteran, graduated from Indiana University and enjoyed a 35-year career as a stockbroker with Merrill Lynch, retiring as a VP in 1985. He and his beloved wife of 64 years Joan (nee Schaberg) moved to Clarendon Hills in 1958 and raised their three daughters there.

He maintained a beautiful yard and took great pride in his flower gardens. Hank was an avid reader and a lifelong learner who often amazed family and friends with his in-depth knowledge on a wide range of esoteric topics. He kept up with current events and one never had to wonder where he stood on any given subject. He particularly enjoyed reading history and philosophy and talking about the market and world events. He never lost his passion for the stock market and managed his own account until he died, on May 4, 2020. His greatest passion, however, was for his loving family who will forever cherish his memory.

He is predeceased by his brothers Edmund and Mitchell. Hank is survived by his wife, Joan; his three daughters, Amy Proegler (Mark), Susan Volkmann (Will) and Martha Cook (Jim); and his seven grandsons, Adam Proegler (Margaret), Henry Proegler, William Volkmann, Charlie Volkmann (Jackie), Andrew Volkmann, Spencer Cook, and Matthew Cook.

Private family service. Memorials to The Friends of the Library, Clarendon Hills Public Library 7 North Prospect Avenue, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514.  

Arrangements entrusted to Adolf Funeral Home, 630-325-2300,

Leon C. Peterson

In Loving Memory

Leon C. Peterson  91yrs   (Willowbrook)
May 6, 1928 ~ April 29, 2020
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