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Patricia Ann Waite
03/12/2022

Patricia Ann Waite passed away on March 12, 2022. Loving sister of Joseph(Catherine) Waite, John (Mona) Dennehy and the late Kathleen Dennehy. Dear aunt of Adam(Carla) Waite, Kimberly(Brock) Shank, Robert (Ali Theriault), Joseph, John, Jr.(Brandy) and Michael (Samantha) Dennehy. Great aunt to many.

A visitation will be held Saturday, April 16th, 2022 10:00 am until time of Service at 12:00 noon at 7000 S Madison St, Willowbrook, IL 60527. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to The Greater Chicago Food Depository, 4100 W Ann Lurie Pl, Chicago, IL 60632. 

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Andrew P. Mirocha, Jr.
03/10/2022

Andrew P. Mirocha Jr. age 83, peacefully passed away on March 10, 2022. Devoted Husband of Bernadette Mirocha (nee: Boduch) for 63 years. Loving Father of Dawn (Dominic) Martino, Kimberly (John) Cona, Perry Mirocha, Amy Mirocha, and Glen (Christine) Mirocha. Grandfather of Lina Martino, Mary Martino, Julia (Ray) Mejia, Krista (Redmond) Ramos, Kurtis (Brynn) Cona, AnneMarie Mirocha and Lauren Mirocha. Great Grandfather of Aspen Ramos and Little Red Ramos. Brother of Barbara (the late Greg) Gut, Robert (Diane) Mirocha, Geraldine Mirocha, and Bernie (Tom)Howard . Son of the late Andrew P. Mirocha Sr. and the late Helene Mirocha. Uncle, cousin, and friend to many. Andrew shined as a master Polisher, accordion player, and coleslaw chef. He was the sun and we all revolved around him. Visitation Monday March 14th from 3:00 to 8:00 pm at Adolf Funeral Home, 7000 S. Madison Street, Willowbrook. Funeral Service Tuesday, March 15th. Prayers 9:30 am at Funeral Home proceeding to mass 11:00 am to St. John of the Cross Church, 5005 Wolf Road, Western Springs. Private burial. Information 630-325-2300 or Adolfservices.com

To live stream click on the link https://www.stjohnofthecross.org/

 

 

 

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David F. Shutack
03/07/2022

David F. Shutack of Hinsdale, Illinois, passed away suddenly Monday, March 7, 2022. He is survived by his children, Laura and Jack, his friend and former wife Patsy, and his beloved pets Harry and Wynne. He is also survived by step siblings Kate McDonnell, Molly Pelzer, Dan Duffy, Nora Duffy, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers Peter and James, and his parents John and Suzanne.

Dave was a free spirit and had fond memories of backpacking through Glacier National Park and exploring the Bahamas. He peppered conversations with jokes that ranged from the simple and silly to the irreverent and complex.  A contemplative man who earned a master’s in Philosophy from the University of Chicago, he crafted clever messages for commercials during his career in advertising.

A lifelong Bears and Cubs buff, he was an even bigger fan of any team or endeavor his children pursued. Dave loved to travel and take his family on wonderful trips and his generosity knew no bounds.

His family appreciates the kindness and friendship of Wabi, Ray, and Wassim.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, March 16, 2022 from 10am until time of remembrance service at 12pm, at Adolf Funeral Home, 7000 S Madison St. Willowbrook, IL 60527. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls of Chicago, 1140 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607 or donate.mercyhome.org

 

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Francisco Corral Ibarra
03/04/2022

Francisco Corral Ibarra, aka Chico, passed away March 4, 2022. Chico was born and raised in La Soledad, Durango. He came to the U.S when he was a young adult and went back to La Soledad to marry the love of his life, Lidia. They came back to the U.S and went on to have 6 children.

Chico was very charismatic and friendly, he loved to be surrounded by people and approached life with a childlike attitude. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed playing jokes on people. He wanted to instill courage in his children so he would allow them to watch scary movies at night and then challenge each to go alone to a different room to test they’ve bravery, his kids did not disappoint him no matter how scared they were.

Chico is survived by his wife Lidia of 51 years and his children José Angel (Edna) Corral, Jesus (Phuoc) Corral, Yolanda (José) Peña, Edgar (Lucy) Corral, Eric (Juanita) Corral, Pancho (Genesis) Corral and his grandchildren Destiny and Briana Peña, Favian, Bella, Elly, and Ryan Corral. His brother Flavio (Margarita) Corral, and his sister Esther (Fernando) Perez among all his nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The night before he passed, Chico said he surrendered his soul to his Heavenly Father and said he was given a grand sign that the day was here. He died peacefully in his sleep.

A visitation will be held Sunday March 13, 2022, from 3-7pm at Adolf Funeral Home, 7000 S Madison St. Willowbrook, IL 60527. Friends will meet on Monday, March 14, 2022, for a 11:30am funeral mass at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 64 Norfolk Ave, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside. 

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Grace M. Rothrock
02/25/2022

Grace Rothrock, 72, a 44- year resident of Hinsdale, pass away unexpectedly February 25, 2022. She was born in 1949 in Chicago to Anthony and Florence Lewandowski as the youngest of five children. She and her siblings were remarkably close and include Mary Ann Smith, Carrie Ulane, Margie Andresunias, and Anthony Lee. Grace was a proud graduate of Eastern Illinois University where she met Richard, her husband of 50 years. She earned a master’s degree from Northeastern Illinois University. She continued personal and professional education throughout her life. She was an enthusiastic third-grade teacher in the Maercker District for 20 years before retiring. She was a strong social justice advocate and appreciated lively political discussion. In retirement she dove into her passion of landscaping and gardening. She also enjoyed reading, walking, and puzzles. She relished time with her family – there was nothing she enjoyed more than reading with her grandchildren. Grace is survived by her husband Richard, her sons Nick and Elliot, and her five grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held this summer for close family.

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Richard V. Styczynski
02/21/2022

Richard Vincent Styczynski, aka Rick Styfer, Stitch and the Blond Bomber passed away at his Burr Ridge home, surrounded by 20 family members on February 21, 2022. Rick was born in Chicago and grew up in Marquette Park. He had fond memories of playing football for St Rita High School and continued his football dreams at St Ambrose College as a scholarship athlete. There, he met Suzy, his wife of 62 years.

He established Styfer Construction in 1961 and built the family’s first home in Oak Lawn. In 1980, after a long weekly ‘Sunday after church’ search, he found the perfect wooded lot in Burr Ridge, where he built the family’s second home. He took great care in maintaining the home, and especially tended and admired his backyard, Styfer Park.

Besides his family, his greatest passion was his custom printing company, Creative Menus. He specialized in restaurant and hotel printing. He also built the Creative Printing Company building in 1976 as a full-service printing company. He employed all his children, along with several of their friends. He perfected his R&D by taking a menu from every restaurant he frequented. Rick continued to sell menus and work his business until his passing. He was a great storyteller, quick witted and loved his hotdogs, pork roast and a Maxwell St. pork chop sandwich.

The ultimate love of his life was his family. He loved to tell the story of meeting Suzy Fischer on her first day of college at Marycrest in Davenport, IA. He leaves behind his beloved wife Suzy, his loving children Cindy (the late Charlie) Morgan, the late Janie (Ray) Soto, the late infant Teddy, the late infant Julie, Suzy (Will) Marcus, Amy (Tom) Sabin, and Rich (Nicole) Styczynski. Beloved grandchildren Richard, Hope, Sierra, Weston, Peter, Holly, Alexandra, and Jonathan.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, February 27 from 2pm to 6pm at Adolf Funeral Home, 7000 S. Madison St. Willowbrook, IL 60527.  Family and friends will meet Monday, February 28 at 12:30pm for a funeral mass at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 709 S. Plainfield Road, Darien, IL  60561.  

 

   

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José Morales
02/13/2022

Queen of the Universe Church, 71st Street & Hamlin Ave., Chicago, IL  60629

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Emanuel Scribano
02/09/2022

Emanuel Scribano, age 90, at rest February 9, 2022. Beloved husband of the late Florida Virginia Scribano  (Ruscitti ) for 39 years. Loving father of Sandra (Alan) Madej, Jeffrey (Tanya) Scribano, Gino (Michelle) Scribano and Tina (Joseph) Re. Dear brother of Connie (late James) Kopulos. Cherished grandfather of : Alan Madej Jr; Anthony (Lauren) Madej; Carl Madej; AnneMarie (Justin) O’Neil; Jennifer Scribano; Christina Scribano; Brianna Scribano; Francesca Scribano; Angelina Scribano; Samantha (Jake) Scarlati; Grace Re; Jenna Re; Adam Scribano; Raymond Scribano; Sophia Scribano. Emanuel was also preceded in death by his parents Vita and Emanuel Scribano and his brother Frank Scribano. Emanuel was a former resident of Willowbrook IL and Chicago IL.

Visitation Tuesday February 15th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Adolf Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ltd. 7000 S. Madison Street, Willowbrook. Prayers 11:00 am proceeding to Mass 11:30 am at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 701 Plainfield Road, Darien. Entombment: Resurrection Cemetery Garden Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, https://www.stjude.org or to American Heart Association, https://www.heart.org/en/get-involved/ways-to-give would be appreciated.

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

 

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Otto A. Shander
02/09/2022

Otto A. Shander (JR), age 97, of Steger, IL passed away February 9, 2022.  He was born May 7, 1924 in Chicago Heights, IL and was the son of the late Otto M. and Maude Shander and brother of the late Allen Shander.

Otto is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, Shirley Shander; loving father of seven children: Jim (Dawn) Shander, Karyn Shander, Bill Shander, Kathy (Andy) Varga, Sue (Matt) Dolecki, Janet (Jeff) Horning, and Mark (Gina) Shander; devoted grandfather of fifteen: Steven, Scott, Chrissy, Mike, Eric, Josh, Jake, Jennifer, Mallory, Andrew, Anna, Ellen, Emily, Sydney and Keira.

JR graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1947 with a bachelor's degree in Aeronautical Engineering.  He enlisted in the US Navy in July of 1943 and served on the U.S.S. Bennington (CV-20) through June of 1946.  Following his release from the USN, he entered the US Naval Reserves until he retired in January of 1966 as a Lieutenant Junior Grade.

He was co-owner/operator of Chicago Heights Pattern & Model Works until he retired in 1992.  JR was a life-long member of Rotary International and served 50 years in the Miller Woods Volunteer Fire Department.

He will be forever remembered by his family as a loving husband and devoted father.

The funeral service is at St. John of the Cross Church in Western Springs, IL followed by internment at Assumption Cemetery in Glenwood, IL. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy can be shared at www.adolfservices.com.

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George Joseph Bereckis
02/09/2022

George Joseph Bereckis, born July 21, 1947 in Chicago IL. Died peacefully on February 9, 2022, surrounded by his wife Clara and his three children. Beloved husband of 30 years to Clara (née LeDonne). Loving father of George (Ilona) Bereckis, Jeffrey (Heather) Bereckis, Kristen (Jonathan Fay) Bereckis. Adoring Grandfather to Brianna and Joseph Bereckis, Lily and Alexandra Cristia, and Wesley Bereckis. Dear Brother of Genevieve (the late Emil) Hess, Monica Samars, Judi (the late Donald) Prochaska, Anne Bereckis, Terry (Bruno) Bertocci & the late John (Esther) Bereckis, Doris (the late Richard) Ostapina, William (the late Diane) Bereckis & Patricia (the late Peter) Rippel. Fond Uncle to many nieces and nephews. George was a proud veteran who served in the Army during the Vietnam war era from 1966 - 1968. He was a Chicago Police Officer for 25 years. George was a very proud family man.  He was known for his jokes, one-liners and his own brand of “Dad Jokes.” George was often known as his wife’s personal Mr. Fix-it.  He loved the holidays, great music, and collecting and restoring model trains.  George treasured the time spent fishing with friends and family. Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 15th from 3-8 pm at Adolf Funeral Home 7000 S. Madison St. Willowbrook Il. Family and friends will meet Wednesday at 9:15 am to process to Notre Dame Catholic Parish 64 Norfolk ave Clarendon Hills Il for a 10:00 am funeral mass, interment will be private. We ask that family and friends wear a mask for the visitation and funeral mass. Memorials appreciated to wounded warrior project.org

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