Alice Hope Bone
Alice Hope Bone, 99, of Oak Park peacefully passed away, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at King Bruwaert House in Burr Ridge, Illinois.
She was born on December 30, 1920, in Witt, Illinois. She was the third child born to George and Suzanne (Degan) Gulanick. She had a sister, Margaretta (Gulanick) Wise, and brother, Edward Gulanick.
At the age of seventeen, Alice entered the St. Anthony De Padua Nursing School in Chicago. In her mid 20’s she decided to take to the skies as the airlines hired nurses as stewardess’. She signed with Western Airlines, based in Los Angeles. On a flight from Los Angeles to Omaha, she met Joseph H. Bone. They played cards in the back of the plane to pass the time. By the end of the flight, he asked for her number and the courtship began. Three “dates” later he proposed, six months later, they were married. The ceremony was held November 8, 1947, in Los Angeles.
Alice and Joe moved to Oak Park, Illinois to raise their family close to Chicago relatives. Joe completed his schooling with his chosen profession of dentistry, and Alice continued in her passion through nursing. Whether it was private duty, covering shifts at hospitals, or taking on administrative roles, Alice was by nature a nurse. At St. Anthony Hospital, she held several nursing leadership positions. She enjoyed a challenge and seeing a need, she wrote the manual for a new concept between nurses and pharmacists for a dedicated “Medication Team” that specialized in reducing medication errors significantly. In later years, she became a loyal and active member of the St. Anthony School of Nursing Alumni Association.
Alice still had more to give. Once retired from nursing, she found another niche. DePaul University was looking for someone to teach Anatomy and Physiology along with Medical Terminology to Court Reporters. Accepting the challenge Alice delighted students with her quick wit and depth of knowledge for the next 5 years.
Alice was not all business, she loved to play, too. She enjoyed time with her family, hosting family celebrations, and visiting family that lived afar. One of her grandchildren recently said, “I loved how Grandma had a way to always bring the family together.”
Alice is survived by her four + 1 children, Richard “Rick” (Kathleen Van Kampen) Bone, Edward “Ted” Bone, Susan (Bone) Merritt, and Mary Jo (Bill) Caselton and plus one, “Third Son”, Gregory (Sharon) Voss.
10 grandchildren: Chad (Kim) Falco, Joseph Merritt, Daniel Merritt, Matthew Merritt, Aaron Merritt, Jennifer (Simon McAleese) Caselton, Jessica Caselton; Jason (Tracy) Narancich, Justin (Kelly) Narancich, Jordan (Jennifer) Narancich.
10 great-grandchildren: Kallen O’Shea, Addison Falco; Ebin Merritt; Amelia Merritt; Ryan and Brooklyn Narancich; Camron, McKinley, and Lochlan Narancich; and Milan Naranch.
Alice is preceded in death by her father, George Gulanick, her mother, Suzanne (Degan) Gulanick, her sister, Margaretta (Gulanick) Wise, her brother, Edward (Mary) Gulanick, and her loving husband, Joseph Hunter Bone, who passed 31 years prior, to the day.
Alice will be laid to rest next to Joseph, in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois. There will not be a visitation due to the state of the pandemic. We wish all friends and family to keep safe and stay well.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that a donation may be made to King Bruwaert House Covid-19 Response Fund.
A Celebration of Life will be held this spring.
Nicholas James Ercolini
Nicholas James Ercolini, age 33, died suddenly in an automobile accident on Monday November 23, 2020. Loving husband and best friend of Carly N. Ercolini (nee: Mandarino). Devoted father of Ryan Ercolini. Cherished son of Jim and Kathy Ercolini. Dear brother of Natalie (Matt) Cichy and Stefanie (Tim) Mayyou. Grandson of Eugene (late Anita) Ercolini and the late Lawrence and Catherine Horvack. Brother-in-law of Joey Mandarino. Fond uncle of Xander, Zoey, Maeve and Penny.
Visitation Friday November 27th at Adolf Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ltd. 7000 S. Madison Street, Willowbrook, from 3:00 pm until the time of funeral service at 8:00 pm. Services will conclude on Friday evening.
Dorothy A. Dolezal
Dorothy A. Dolezal of Palos Park, IL died peacefully on November 20, 2020 surrounded by family. She was born April 23, 1931 in Berwyn, IL to the late William and Josephine Broz. She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 54 years, Jerry, and her sister Lorraine Bidinger. She graduated from Nazareth Academy, LaGrange Park, in 1949. Dorothy is survived by her son, Bill, and his wife Connie of Federal Way, WA; and daughter Karen Chodora and her husband, Jim, of Hickory Hills, IL Dorothy is also survived by her granddaughters, Katie Chambers and her husband, Jason of Madison, WI and Alex Dolezal of Federal Way, WA.
Upon completion of her high school degree, Dorothy worked at the Naval Ordnance Plant in Forest Park. After raising children Dorothy returned to work at Morton College as Secretary to the Dean. In 1994, Dorothy and Jerry moved to Hot Springs Village, AR, near one of their favorite vacation spots. Over the years, Dorothy and Jerry enjoyed endless amounts of boat rides, fishing and socializing with their friends. In 2019 Dorothy moved back to Illinois to Peace Village Independent Living Community in order to be closer to her family.
Dorothy, better known as Dotty, put a smile on the face of every person she met. Dorothy loved all things yellow, matching her bright and sunny personality. Although she claimed to enjoy her alone time, that never stopped Dotty from being a social butterfly. Dorothy often reminisced of parties and social gatherings of the past and was a regular at her local Stammtisch while living in Hot Springs Village. Although she never enjoyed much cooking, Dorothy always baked her famous rum balls around the holiday season and on special occasions.
Boat and car rides were one of Dorothy’s beloved pastimes with Jerry. Dorothy loved to travel, especially when a beach was nearby. This what made Hot Springs Village such a perfect location to call home with Jerry. One of her favorite stories to tell was when Jerry caught a world record breaking 68.5-pound Smallmouth Buffalo fish on Lake Hamilton in Arkansas. Dorothy would tell this story with such joy and pride – how small the boat was, but how big the fish was, and how much effort it took to reel the thing in with their tiny net.
Dorothy’s most precious memories were of those spent with family, both near and far. She was often heard quoting her mother, “how nice it is to all be together,” regardless of occasion. She was a resilient, determined and constantly curious woman with a wealth of life experience to share. Her most referenced saying, “All things must eventually come to an end. Even good things and bad things, all things – this too shall pass,” is bolstering her family through this incredibly difficult time.
Due to current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, a private mass and interment will be held Friday, November 27th. A memorial celebration will be held once it is safe for everyone to gather and celebrate Dorothy’s life
Jose Abel Villa
Jose Abel Villa, husband, son, brother, soldier passed away on Sunday November 15, 2020. Born in Chicago on June 22, 1975 to Beatrice (Ibarra) & Jose M. Villa. Abel is survived by his wife Araceli (Gamino), sisters Delia (Lopez), Josefina (Villarreal) brothers Elias, Daniel and David. Abel was a beloved uncle to several nieces and nephews as well his three dogs Luna, Bella and Wolfy.
Abel grew up on the northside of Chicago. He attended Holy Trinity High School (c/o 93) before joining the United States Military. Abel obtained a rank of Chief Warrant Officer 3 and served both overseas and stateside. Abel was a proud 25-year Army veteran.
Abel earned his Bachelor’s Degree from DeVry University (c/o 09) and had a fruitful career in the construction industry working for CNH, Navistar, Electo-Motive Diesel, Bosch, and Komatsu.
Abel was a music enthusiast, bowler, skier, Chicago sports fan, friend to many and American Patriot who loved to laugh and share his one-liners.
Visitation will be on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at Adolf Funeral located at 7000 S. Madison St. in Willowbrook, IL from 2 pm to 6 pm. Family and friends will gather for Mass at St. Daniel the Prophet Catholic Church.
CW3 Villa will be laid to rest at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois.
Catherine (Kay) Stelter
On Thursday, November 12, 2020, Catherine (Kay) Ronayne Stelter, devoted wife, mother, daughter and sister, passed away at the age of 86. Kay was born in Ballyhaunis in County Mayo, Ireland on April 10, 1934 and the daughter of Thomas and Margaret Ronayne. Beloved wife of Frank Stelter for 53 amazing years. Loving mother of Susan Stelter (Matthew Guardiola) and the late Frank J. Stelter. Doting and devoted grandmother of Neve and Grace Guardiola. Dear sister of Sr. Paula Ronayne, the late Thomas (Bridget) Ronayne, the late Tess (James) Flanagan and the late Sean (Evelyn) Ronayne. Kay will also be forever remembered by her nieces, nephews and extended family and dear friends.
Visitation on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Adolf Funeral Home 7000 S. Madison Street, Willowbrook. Family and friends will gather for Mass 10:00 am Thursday, November 19, 2020 at St. Leonard Church 3318 Clarence Ave, Berwyn, IL 60402. Private Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.
Memorial donations in honor of Kay can be made to CORE Uganda (https://www.coreuganda.org/team).
Service information: 630-325-2300 or adolfservices.com
Audel Garcia, 66, of Grand Prairie, TX passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 surrounded by his family who loved him dearly. Audel was born in Jordan Michoacán, Mexico. He immigrated to the United States and lived in Chicago, IL at age 15. Then moved to Texas in 1991. He was a proud business owner of AG Goodyear.
Audel was the eldest and devoted son of the late Jesus and Rosario Garcia (nee: Magaña).
Beloved husband of Martha Garcia
Loving father of Nora Garcia-Fredericks (Eric), Sandy Garcia (Fernando Ceja), Giovanni Garcia (Jessica).
Proud grandpa to Ariel Zelasko, Sandy Fredericks, Eric Audel Fredericks, Abbygail Gomez and Dylan Parker
Caring great grandfather of Solomon Pasciak and Riot Arroyo
Step father to Yuliana Upchurch, Daniel Zamora, Ernesto Zamora and Hobet Zamora.
Dear brother to Evangelina (late Jose) Medina, Alicia Garcia, Luis Garcia, Francisco (Angeles) Garcia, Guadalupe (Jack) Mosquera and Jesus (Indre) Garcia.
Adoring uncle to Jaime Medina, Dayanara Medina, Joshua Bielecki, Jessica Perez, Dalia Medina, Jasmine Cordilla, Adilene Medina, Adrian Martinez, Jacqueline Chavez, Elyse Garcia, Jesus III, Dinah Chavez, Mercedes Garcia, Francisco Garcia, Mia Garcia and Elsa Garcia.
Audel will also be forever remembered by all of his extended family and dear friends.
Visitation will be on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Adolf Funeral Home, Ltd., 2921 S. Harlem Ave., Berwyn 60402.
Family and friends will gather for Mass at 10:00 am Friday, November 20, 2020 at St. Leonard Church 3318 Clarence Ave, Berwyn, IL 60402.
“Due to health concerns, we ask that you wear masks and please note that some of the family have pre-existing conditions and would like to maintain social distancing. Please share good memories freely, but ask before offering any physical condolences such as hugs and hand shaking.”
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Michael Henry Erskine
Michael Henry Erskine passed away peacefully on October 31, 2020 after a long illness. This dearly loved man was born in Pittsburg Texas on April 26, 1941 to the late Clayton Haralson Erskine and Kathryn Hoppel Erskine.
Mike attended Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio Texas. In 1963, after graduating from the University of Texas on an ROTC Scholarship, Mike went through Navy flight training and flew 223 missions as a Naval aviator in Vietnam. He was a proud member of the A4 squadron VA76 onboard the aircraft carriers USS Enterprise and the Bonne Homme Richard from 1965 thru 1967. Mike continued his Naval career flying A4s and A7s onboard carriers in the Mediterranean. He left the Navy in 1972 and went on to a long and happy career flying for American Airlines. It was there he met and married Jackie Miller, his beloved wife and best friend of 40 years. At American Mike flew the 727, 707, MD super 80, DC10, 757 and 767 aircraft.
Always remembered as the Dad who took his kids on “explores” in the woods, Mike was the loving father to three sons: Michael (Natalie) Erskine V, Robert Andrew (Jenny) Erskine, and Benjamin Clayton (Rhiannon) Erskine. He was also proud “Poppy” to granddaughters Riley, Maya, and Ava. In addition, Mike was a wonderful friend to Jackie’s sisters and brothers-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews, and many other friends.
Over the years Mike coached his sons in sports, enjoyed other pilots in the Silver Stripes Association, and was a strong participant in the Union Church of Hinsdale’s adult work tour program. In addition to the work tour trips to Guatemala, for many years Mike was a leader with Union Church’s ecumenical soup kitchen program. It is hard to capture one’s life in a few paragraphs. But as one longtime friend put it “Mike was one of the nicest, smartest, wittiest men I have ever known. He will be missed”.
The family would like to thank Mike’s loyal and faithful friends at Union Church’s “soup group”. In addition, they would like to express deep love and gratitude to all the CNAs and floor nurses of King-Bruwaert House, as well as the people of Angels Grace Hospice, for their loving kindness in caring for Mike.
Memorial gifts may be sent to: Union Church of Hinsdale – Bart’s soup kitchen 137 S. Garfield Street, Hinsdale, IL 60527 or Angels Grace Hospice 440 Quadrangle Drive, Suite G, Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Arrangements entrusted to Adolf Funeral Home – Willowbrook, 630-325-2300 or adolfservices.com
Carmen Georgina Mariano
Carmen Georgina Mariano, age 74, passed away on October 30, 2020. Carmen was born on February 15, 1946 in San Turce, Puerto Rico. She was the cherished daughter of the late Efrain Rios and Octovia Guzman.
Beloved wife of Alcides Mariano for 45 years. They were married on March 15, 1975 in Tarrytown, NY.
Loving mother of Gino Mariano, Noel Mariano, Gregory Mariano, Ali Mariano and Theresa Mariano.
Devoted grandmother of Noel Alfredo Mariano, Cameron Edward Mariano, Nalyza Iris Mariano, Collin Alexander Mariano, Joshua Alcides Noreiga, Amelia Apolonia Mariano and Ariana Lovelyn Delgado.
Dear sister of Idalia “Cuchi” Rios and Frank Rios.
Visitation Tuesday November 3rd from 9:00 am until the time of funeral service at 12-Noon at Adolf Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ltd. 7000 S. Madison Street, Willowbrook. Interment: Clarendon Hills Cemetery. Information: 630-325-2300 or adolfservices.com
Emmanuel O. Tojong
St. Leonard Church is located at 33rd St. & Clarence Ave.
Patricia "Pat" Ann Yagoda
Patricia “Pat” Ann Yagoda, age 82 (nee: Hullinger) passed away peacefully at home on October 18, 2020 surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of the late Bruno Yagoda for 44 years. Loving mom of Sharon Wigginton, LaVerne Kwilosz, Kevin Yagoda, Sandy (Mike) Hart and Monica (Russ) Vlcek. Devoted gramma of Martin Kwilosz, Steven Murczek, Matthew Murczek and Nicole (Tim) McMillian. Great-gramma of Logan Murczek. Dear sister of Walter (Janet) Hullinger. Loving daughter of the late Walter and Alice Hullinger.
Visitation Wednesday October 21st from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Funeral Service at 7:30 pm) at Adolf Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ltd. 7000 S. Madison St; Willowbrook. Private family interment on Thursday at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Service information: 630-325-2300 or adolfservices.com
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