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Vinko Tisljar
4/23/2019

Vinko Tisljar, 68 years of age.  Loving husband of Mira for 44 years.  Dear father of Robert (Lauren) and Tanya (Matthew) Gierut.  Grandfather of Nicolas and Sophia Tisljar & Connor and Briana Gierut.  Brother of Stjepan (Delphia) Tisljar and Barbara (Dragutin) Lobor.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer at:  debbiesdream.org ~OR~ Two South University Drive, Suite 326, Plantation, FL  33324

 

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Francis B. Avanzado
4/17/2019

 

Francis B. Avanzado

Memorial visitation is Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 12 noon until 5:00 p.m.

All services conclude after the memorial visitation.

 

 

 

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Richard Eugene Myers
4/17/2019

Richard Eugene Myers

On Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Richard Eugene (Dick) Myers , loving husband,  father of one son, grandfather to three granddaughters, and great grandfather to six great grandchildren (and counting), passed away peacefully at the age of 89.

Dick was born on June 26, 1930 in San Francisco CA to Harry and Sophie Myers.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from San Francisco State University where he was an all-city basketball player. After graduation Dick was accepted to Officer’s Training School, joined the U.S. Army as a Second Lieutenant, and served in Ulm, Germany as a medic in the later stages of the Korean War. Upon his return he joined Betz Laboratories followed by Nalco Chemical where he spent over 30 years and retired as an Executive Vice President of Corporate Sales.

On November 8, 1950 Dick married Betty Belle Cartwright, a love affair that lasted nearly 69 years. They raised one son, John. He had a passion for his family. Dick was known for his sage advice, consistent positive attitude, quick wit, and selflessness.  He loved the outdoors, sports, travel and his time with family and friends.

Dick was preceded in death by his father, Harry, his mother Sophie, his brother Harry Jr., and his sister Grace. He is survived by his wife Betty, his son John (Christine), his grandchildren and step-grandchildren: Allison (Blake), Michelle (Kyler), Cameron, Molly (Brad), Tim (Lucy); and his six great-grandchildren: Beckett, Lyndie, Brinley, Briggs, Caden and Maren.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 1 pm at Hinsdale Covenant Church, 412 S. Garfield Street, Hinsdale, Illinois.  Service information: Adolf Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ltd. –Willowbrook. 630-325-2300 or adolfservices.com

 

 

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Thomas R. Finnegan
4/14/2019

Thomas R. Finnegan, age 60, at rest April 14, 2019. Loving husband of Patricia A. Finnegan (nee: Quinlan) for 34 years. Devoted father of Jack, Thomas, William and Patrick Finnegan. Dear brother of Linda (Michael) Larmon, James (Joan) Finnegan, Teresa (Robert) Lopez and the late Anita Finnegan. Cherished son of the late James and Carmen Finnegan. Tom was a highly respected accountant by his clients for over 25 years at Quinlan, Newman & Associates, Ltd; Burr Ridge. Visitation Tuesday April 16th from 3:00 to 9:00 pm at Adolf Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ltd. 7000 S. Madison St; Willowbrook. Funeral service Wednesday April 17th, prayers 9:15 am at the funeral home proceeding to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church for Mass 10:00 am. Interment: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated. Service information: 630-325-2300 or adolfservices.com

 

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John Carroll Walsh
4/13/2019

 

John Carroll Walsh went home to be in peace with the Lord on April 13, 2019. Born on August 22, 1942, in Highland Park, MI to two loving parents Virginia Catherine Walsh and John Nicholas Walsh. He was the first of five siblings and adored by many, especially by his grandmother Ma Mary.  John was very smart from a young age and had a keen sense of humor. He spent the majority of his life in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. He was a true patriot and enlisted in the Army to fight for his country in 1963-1965 during the Vietnam War. Stationed in Munich, Germany as a Radio TT Operator ranked Private E-1 where he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal.  John was passionate about government, politics, history, and especially injustices. Graduating from Fenwick High School, he went on to receive his masters in Political Science and History at Northern Illinois University. He assisted in many political campaigns in his community and worked in various different factions of public service for the Township of Lyons.
     Being a jack of all trades, John also started multiple businesses: Lincolnland Construction, Spotlight Limo Service, The Heritage Corridor Courier newspaper, and Hooplas Sports also known as Hoops in the Loop. With Hoops in the Loop, John was the first ever to bring high school basketball teams from across the US and even overseas to compete with one another in a championship game. Being a lover of music, his latest venture was Touch of Blarney Entertainment; his very own production company, in the hopes of providing entertainment in the form of music, television, theater, and film. His greatest achievement with Touch of Blarney was the release of his Irish Folk album, “In Troubled Times.”
     A lover of all cultures, especially his Irish heritage, he made his first trip in 2017 to Belfast, Ireland an inspiration to his music and writing. John traveled all over the world with his two favorite travel companions his granddaughter Layla Barnett and only child and Gabrielle Walsh.
     John was a man of vision and values. An advocate for truth. Honest and compassionate. Bold and humorous. Unafraid and classy. An inspiration to all. He loved his family and loyal friends. John was a faithful friend, son, brother, uncle, father, and grandfather. He will be missed by his daughter Gabrielle Elise Walsh, granddaughter Layla Brianna Barnett, sisters Marlaine Selip and Colleen (Joseph) Pettrone, brother Thomas (Linda) Walsh, nieces Jamie (Lule) Dyasi,  Erin Selip, Rachel Walsh, Kelsey Pettrone, great-niece Marley Dyasi, nephews Jonathan Sturgis, Patrick Walsh, Joseph and Riley Pettrone, great-nephew Kaleb Dyasi, chosen family Kim & Janie Rogers, Jasmine Martinez, Terrance Walden,  Zakirah Bruce, Jim (Mary) Selip, and Meghan Selip, friends Denise Likens, Tom Konchalski, Sean McDermott, Simmie Ruffin, Steve Landek and many more.  Welcomed in heaven by his mother Virginia Walsh, father John Walsh, brother Patrick Walsh, ancestors, and friends.
    A visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 23 from 4 PM – 8 PM with a reflection service at 6:45 PM at Adolf Funeral Home, 7000 S. Madison St., Willowbrook, IL. Friends will meet Wednesday, April 24 at St. Cletus Catholic Church, 600 W. 55th St. LaGrange, IL  60525 for a10 AM funeral mass.  

 
 
 
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Estelito Tiñana Martinez
4/11/2019

 

Estelito Tiñana Martinez, 82, died on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove surrounded by his family.

He was born in Pagbilao, Quezon, Philippines on February 28, 1937 and has resided in the Chicagoland area for 42 years. He served as Vice Mayor in his hometown of Pagbilao, Quezon in the Philippines and was a business owner (travel and home health care agencies) in Chicago.

He leaves his wife of 54 years, Salud Merene; five children, Myla (Eric) Narsolis, Joel (Rowena) Martinez, Charmaine (Michael) Beltran, Edwin (Nerissa) Martinez, and Jerome Martinez; eight grandchildren, Monica and Alexander (Narsolis), Melanie and Joshua (Martinez),  Michael (Beltran),  Gabryel, Arieanna, and Logan (Martinez).

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 from 2:00-9:00pm at Adolf Funeral Home 7000 S. Madison Street, Willowbrook, IL 60527 (630-325-2300).

 

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Timothy J. Riordan
4/6/2019

Timothy John Riordan, 81 of Berwyn, Illinois passed away Saturday, April 6, 2019 after a courageous battle with Parkinson, surrounded by his family. We will miss him dearly. Loving husband of Sharon and cherished father of Timothy Jr (Kerry), Brian (Kelly), Dan (Peg), Kelly (Santo) and Katie (Chris); proud grandfather of Timothy lll, Connor, Sean, Colin, Megan, Dominic, Shannon, Nicholas, Ryan, Brianna, Turner and O'Malley; cherished brother of Julie (late Ed) and late Jerry (Kay); dear uncle of many nieces and nephews; cherished son of Timothy and Catherine Riordan, who predeceased him. 

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Anita G. Ercolini
4/4/2019

Anita G. Ercolini, age 88, (nee: Escalona), at rest April 4, 2019. Beloved wife of Eugene Ercolini for 66 years. Loving mother of Jim (Kathy) Ercolini, Judy (Edward “Pip”) Onik and Peggy (Hal) Hahn. Cherished grandmother of 8 and great-grandmother of 6. Dear sister of the late Bill (late Lillian) Escalona. Fond aunt of Janet (Bob) Walesa. Visitation Sunday April 7th from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Funeral service at 5:00 pm at Adolf Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ltd. 7000 S. Madison Street, Willowbrook. Information: 630-325-2300 or adolfservices.com

 

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Richard James Cunningham
4/1/2019

Richard James Cunningham, 39, passed away on Monday, April 1st 2019.  He was born December 9, 1979 in Berwyn, Pennsylvania to A. Patrick and Jean (Horan) Cunningham.  Rich was a graduate of Marian Catholic High School, DePaul University and John Marshall Law School.  He resided in Burr Ridge with his wife Jessica and daughters Whitney and Ella.  The love he had deep down for his girls transcended all. 

Rich was an accomplished corporate lawyer and litigator in the Chicago area.  He will be remembered for his witty sense of humor, sharp intellect and boisterous personality.  Rich has left us too soon but will live on in the memories of the many that he crossed paths with.

Richard’s passing will forever leave heavy hearts in those that loved him most.  He is survived by his loving wife Jessica, daughters Whitney and Ella; parents A. Patrick and Jean Cunningham; siblings Kristin Basovsky (Rory), Adam (Kristin) and Michael (Katherine).  Richard will be fondly remembered by his extended family of in-laws, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews as well as the many friends he made over the years.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to an educational trust that is being set up for Whitney & Ella:  gofundme.com/whitneyandellaeducationfund

Funeral Service Saturday April 6th

St. Cletus Catholic Church (600 W 55th Street La Grange IL 60525)

Mass – 9:30 AM

Services will conclude at the church. Private family interment.

Arrangements by Adolf Funeral Home – Willowbrook. 630-325-2300 or www.adolfservices.com

 

 

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George R. and Jerrie H. Callantine
4/1/2019

George Robert Callantine July 24, 1929 - December 29, 2018

Jerrie Hayden Callantine October 7, 1929 - April 1, 2019

After 70+ years of marriage, only 3 months and 3 days passed before Jerrie’s prayers were answered and they were reunited again. Dear parents of: David (Judy), Douglas (Pamela) and Laura Snedeker (William). Proud grandparents of nine grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. They were predeceased by their son, Dwight (Mary).

Jerrie and George were born in northern Indiana and both grew up in Hammond, IN. They met at Hammond High School and were married on June 16, 1948.

George attended Indiana University. As a accomplished coronet player, he was a member of the IU Marching 100 band. Later, George enjoyed playing in the Shriner Band. In South Bend, IN, George was an engaged member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Masons. Once he and Jerrie moved to Hinsdale, George became an active  member of Union Church of Hinsdale, chairing the Board of Trustees, Building & Grounds and other committees. He was a long time member of Ruth Lake Country Club and active member and former president of the Oak Brook Rotary Club.

George started his career in dental sales and quickly realized his marketing talents would be best used in the real estate industry. From the early 1950s, George began as a sales associate and rose to senior positions with regional and national real estate entities before founding and owning GCA Properties in 1980.   From 1950 to 1980, he was active in the home building and real estate sales/finance industry which lead the family to Troy, Ohio in the early 1960s and then to a regional builder based in South Bend, Indiana from 1962 through 1973 before moving to the Hinsdale/Burr Ridge area.  GCA Properties owned and operated multiple properties throughout the Midwestern States until the early 2000s.  George enjoyed the challenges of the industry; buying and managing apartment complex properties, completing complex transactions and developing long lasting relationships with many work colleagues and partners. 

Jerrie attended Purdue University. Once she and George were married she became active in many charitable organizations throughout her lifetime. Actively serving the Hammond Jr. Women’s Club, the PEO Sisterhood, First Presbyterian Church of South Bend, IN and the Twyckingham Hills swimming pool. While living in Hinsdale and Burr Ridge, Jerrie was an engaged member of Union Church for over 40 years, Chapter JC of the PEO Sisterhood, Hinsdale Infant Welfare Society and Ruth Lake Country Club Women’s Assoc. She also enjoyed being a member of the Hinsdale Garden Study Club. Jerrie was never one to shy away from leadership positions and served as President of many of these groups. She was also active in her children's schools and activities.

George and Jerrie enjoyed traveling the world together and enjoying life with family and close friends. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11:00am at the Union Church of Hinsdale with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Union Church of Hinsdale, 137 S. Garfield St. Hinsdale, IL 60521. For more information, please visit www.adolfservices.com

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