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Rebecca Caceres Guerra
11/15/2021

Rebecca Caceres Guerra, age 63, at rest November 15, 2021 surrounded by her family. 

She was known as Becca and Bebot.  She was born in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Philippines and she attended all Catholic schools and graduated from Centro Escolar University with a degree in Communications. She was President of the student council and a very popular and active person on campus. After graduating, for a time she worked as a reporter for a local tv news station.  She moved to the US in 2002 and lived in San Francisco for a while helping to raise others children. Later she moved to Pembroke Pines, Florida to be with her mother, Felisa, who is still living. She also helped raise young children there and worked all facets of the Publix grocery store where she had many friends and wonderful experiences.

In 2011 she met her husband, Don Guerra and moved to Hinsdale. She loved the community and its activities and her neighborhood.  She loved going to the US Open in New York every year and roaming the city.  Becca had a strong faith and humility and was always a supporter of those in need at home and back in the Philippines.  She was also very devoted to the La Pieta International Prayer Group.  Her kindness, generosity, strength and bright spirit will always be remembered.  She courageously battled cancer since 2014 with toughness and resilience.

Loving wife of Don Guerra. Devoted mother of Marc Caceres, Ken Caceres and Mico Caceres. Dear sister of Nelson Carpo, David Ridley, James Ridley and Richard Ridley. Fond cousin to many across the US and the Philippines. Dear daughter of Felisa Ridley.

Visitation Friday November 19th from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Adolf Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ltd. 7000 S. Madison Street, Willowbrook.

Family and friends will gather on Saturday November 20th for Mass 9:30 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 25 East Richmond Street, Westmont. Services will conclude at the church.

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

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Ferdinand E. Klamik
11/15/2021

Ferdinand E. Klamik, 77 years of age, at rest November 15, 2021.  Loving husband of Anna.  Dear father of Loretta “Lori” Klamik and Brian (Pondy) Klamik.  Grandfather of Megan Klamik.                                                                                           He was a Licensed Professional Engineer and worked as a development engineer for Western Electric in Cicero of twenty years and as a software developer at Lucent Technologies in Naperville for 15 years.  While at Western Electric he was recognized for his cost reduction of over a million dollars.  Ferd, as his friends and family called him, loved amateur photography and enjoyed opportunities to work as the backup photographer at some weddings and other events.                          

Visitation is Saturday, November 20, 2021, 8:00 am to 10:30 am at Adolf Funeral Home, Ltd., 2921 S. Harlem Ave., Berwyn.  Mass at 11:00 am at St. Mary Church in Riverside.  Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.   The funeral Mass will be live streamed at:    https://youtube/gS01qvku2Uk                

Memorials may be given in honor of Ferdinand to Mercy Home for Boys and Girls in Chicago at: donate.mercyhome.org.    The family of Ferdinand Klamik wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the Loyola doctors and nurses who cared for him and to those relatives and friends that supported him through the final days and weeks.                                                                                                                                        

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Joan Frances Mc Shane
11/14/2021

Joan Frances McShane, nee Connors, 91, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away on Sunday, November 14, 2021 surrounded by her five children. Joan was the treasured wife of the late James for nearly 63 years; loving mother of Marilyn (Evan) Williamson, James (Beth), Eileen (Rudy) Radasevich, Celeste (Daniel) Olp and Jeffrey (Barbara); cherished grandmother of Megan (Brian) Coady, Evan (Kristen) Williamson, Colleen, Chelsey (Ben) Smith, Katherine (Christopher) Farnsworth, Connor, Julia (Jack) Walsh, Matthew, Michael, Thomas, Abigail, Mitchell, Elizabeth and Caroline;  great grandmother of four; dear sister of the late Margaret (Fred) Reven and the late Marion; caring sister-in-law of Catherine (the late Gregory) Fichter; and daughter of the late John and Margaret (nee Burgin) Connors. A wonderful homemaker and gracious hostess, Joan loved her expansive circle of friends, and they loved her in return. Ever the dedicated and loving wife and mother, Joan was an avid bridge player and harbored a special gift as an artist that escaped detection by even her own children until well into their adulthood. Scores of her beautiful paintings adorn the walls of their homes as a tribute to the artist herself. Her husband Jim was truly the love of her life, and she missed him dearly after he passed. Their strong and loving marriage has been a model not only for her five children, but for her fourteen grandchildren. As for children and grandchildren, Joan loved hers unconditionally and relished spending time with them and hearing of their lives when circumstances kept them apart. Anyone who knew Joan knew that she had exquisite taste and was always impeccably dressed, always. Joan’s beautiful smile and warm, embracing spirit will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls at 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607 or online at donate.mercyhome.org or the Foundation for Hearing & Speech Resources at P.O. Box 180018, Chicago, IL 60618 or online at fhsr.org. Visitation will be held on Monday November 22, from 5PM~8PM at Adolf Funeral Home, 7000 S. Madison St. Willowbrook, IL.  Funeral Mass Tuesday November 23, 10AM St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 306 W. Fourth St., Hinsdale. Interment private. For funeral info (630)325-2300 or adolfservices.com

 

 

 

 

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Jose M. Soloria, Jr.
11/11/2021

Jose M. Soloria, Jr; age 71, at rest November 11, 2021. Beloved husband of the late Fe Luz Soloria for almost 35 years. Loving father of Phil (Marlyn) Soloria, Kristina (Kiran) Sivaraam and Patrick (Michelle) Soloria. Devoted grandfather of Elijah Soloria, Quinn and Declan Sivaraam and Penelope Soloria. Dear brother of Wilma Orsabia and the late Arlene, Leo and Edwin Soloria. Jose was very proud of being an Operating Nurse and dedicated 50 years to his profession.

Visitation Wednesday November 17th from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Adolf Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ltd. 7000 S. Madison Street, Willowbrook.

Family and friends will gather on Thursday November 18th for Mass 10:00 am at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church 8404 S. Cass Avenue, Darien. Interment: Clarendon Hills Cemetery.

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

 

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Mary "Joyce" O'Connell
11/08/2021

Mary “Joyce” Levins O’Connell

Joyce, age 85, was received into heaven on November 8, 2021. Her family and friends will miss her cheerfulness, grace and love. She is a woman of strength, dignity, wise words, and kindness is her rule. Loving wife of 60 years to Bill O’Connell. Mother of 8 children: Jim, Gene, Peter and Paul (deceased), Mary Helen (John Kowalsky), Tom (Kathy Devereux), John, and Kathy (Ted Somers). Grandmother to 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Joyce enjoyed her 20 years working as a social worker at Loyola University Medical Center, and her leadership roles in church and community services. In Joyce’s honor, simply smile. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your favorite charity in Joyce’s name.

Visitation Sunday November 14th, from 3 to 7 pm at Adolf Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ltd.          7000 S. Madison St; Willowbrook.

Family and friends will gather on Monday November 15th for Mass 10:00 am at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church 701 Plainfield Rd, Darien. Interment: Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Service information: 630-325-2300 or adolfservices.com

 

 

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Donna Marie Becht
11/07/2021

Donna Marie Becht

On Sunday, November 7, 2021, Donna Marie Becht (Bednarek), loving wife and mother of three children, passed away peacefully next to her husband Edward Becht at age 80. Donna was born on July 5, 1941 in Chicago, IL  to Chester  and Gertrude Bednarek. She graduated from Madonna High School, where she was a member of the volley ball team, in 1959. From there she put herself through Nursing School at St Elizabeth Hospital, eventually earning a B.A. in Nursing.  She worked in the emergency room departments at many of the Chicagoland hospitals. In 1996, she earned her B.A. in Organizational Development from the University of De Paul. Two years later, she graduated with a Master’s Degree from Loyola University. She married Edward Becht in 1963. They raised one son and one daughter, Joseph Becht and  Jacqueline Clark (Becht). Their son Edward tragically passed away in 1965. Donna was known for her advocation of higher education but more importantly her unconditional love, kindness and empathy towards others.  Donna was always someone a person could turn to for care, help and advice. She was especially happy when with her grandchildren who affectionately called her Nana. She enjoyed gardening and had a passion for cooking, especially dishes from her Polish Heritage. She served on the boards of the Mayslake Village in Oak Brook, Il. The Chicago Architecture Foundation and Good City Chicago.

Donna is survived by her husband Edward, who she was married to for 58 years. She is also survived by her son Joseph and his wife Tracy (Wagner) and  grandsons Joseph, Peter and Anthony. She is also survived by her daughter Jacqueline and her husband Thomas Clark, her grandson Ryan and her grand-daughters Josephine and Jeanmarie. 

A visitation service will be held on Saturday November 13th at Our Lady’s Chapel at Mayslake Village 1801 35th St. Oak Brook, Il. 60523 from 10 am to 11 am followed by a Mass at the same location. Interment Bronswood Cemetery.  For funeral info adolfservices.com or (630) 325-2300

 

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Angelina De La Garza
11/06/2021

Angelina B. De La Garza, 89 years of age.  Daughter of the late Antonio and Marcella Barcena.  Beloved wife of the late Napoleon.  Dear mother of Sandra (James) Novotney and Dolores (Benjamin McGlathery) De La Garza.  Sister of Elvira (the late Jesse) Escalante, Armando (the late Dolores) Barcena, Alfonso (Marilyn) Barcena,  Sally Barcena, David Barcena and the late Rudolph (the late Patricia) Barcena.  Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.

There is no procession to the cemetery.  We will rendezvous at the cemetery office at 1:45 pm.  The service there will begin promptly at 2:00 pm.

 

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Milo Ulrich
11/05/2021

Milo Ulrich, age 84, U.S. Army Master Sergeant-Retired, at rest November 5, 2021. Loving husband of Nora Ulrich (nee; Gregori) for 38 years. Devoted father of Jeanatte (Randy)Calderone, Milo Ulrich, Jr. and Jennifer (Joseph) Haymes. Cherished grandfather of Bruce (Jessica) Hofsteadter, Lance Ulrich and Juliana, Jenna, Joshua and Jackson Haymes. Great-grandfather of 3. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Milo was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Antonie Ulrich, his sister Bela Zidlicky and his brother Zdenek Ulrich. Milo was a dedicated officer with the Berwyn Police Department for 38 years, an Army Reserve Soldier for 34 years and a proud member of the German American Police Association.  Visitation Friday November 12th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Adolf Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ltd. 7000 S. Madison Street, Willowbrook. Funeral service Friday evening at 7:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association would be appreciated. www.alz.org Service information: 630-325-2300 or adolfservices.com

 

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Margaret "Maggie" McCabe
11/05/2021

Margaret “Maggie” McCabe, of Hinsdale, passed away November 5, 2021. Maggie was small in stature but large in heart.  She lived her life seeking friendships and trying to be accepted in a sometimes difficult world. What she lacked in confidence in herself she gained in empathy for others, often going above and beyond for those who were vulnerable or in need.  If you had an ailment, Maggie knew at least one remedy that might help you. If you were in a rough patch, Maggie would stay up nights with you. If you were achy, her true gift was massage; her hands rivaled those of the best massage therapists on this planet.

She was proud of her Russian heritage and some of her most enjoyable experiences were at summer Russian language camps. Her ability to strike up conversations with strangers or to transform herself into an outwardly colorful and beautiful “badass” were remarkable.  Maggie championed the underdog and also LGBTQIA and women’s rights. Her bright blue eyes and her smile would pull you in. She enjoyed sports, playing piano, singing in choirs, drawing, and performing in musicals on stage. She had such a lively spirit and she was her daddy’s girl.

TikTok, the Supernatural series, and any paranormal show occupied a soft spot in her heart and so did animals.  In fact, she was a natural around dogs and they seemed to gravitate toward her. Maggie had a great affinity for Dr. Who, a fictional character in the TV show, Dr. Who. The doctor could reinvent and regenerate himself when he became hurt or threatened and he was able to escape Earthly time and explore other dimensions through a magical TARDIS.

With great love and healing thoughts from her family and those who loved her, it is hoped that Maggie has escaped Earthly time and is exploring other dimensions as her true self. She deeply missed her father, her grandmother, and her dog, Lacey. She is now at peace with them. Until then, Maggie, we shall meet you on the other side. 

Maggie is the beloved daughter of Vera and the late Pierce F. McCabe.  Loving sister of Ryan (Kathy Orlow). Dear niece of James (Kathleen) McCabe, Rita McCabe, Mary LaVerne (Len) Haubl, Dee (Henry) Morello, Marie (Raymond) Urbanski, Stefan (Meta Sinclair) Jezik, and Emily Vondriska. Fond cousin of Douglas (Christal) Urbanski, Brian (Alice) Urbanski, and Jenna Urbanski; Stefan, Sydney, Samuel, and Scott Jezik; Meghan, Genevieve, and George Vondriska; Louise (Mark) Hilliard, Eileen Haubl, and Glen (Cindy) Haubl; Henry Morello and Jeff (Frankie) Morello; Megan McCabe (Christopher Wagner), Erin McCabe and the late Kevin McCabe. 

Visitation will be Thursday, November 18 from 4-7 pm at Adolf Funeral Home, 7000 S. Madison St. Willowbrook, IL.

Family and friends will meet for Mass 10:00 am on Friday, November 19 at St. Isaac Jogues Church, 306 W. 4th Street, Hinsdale.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to an animal humane society, women’s shelter, mental health facility, or your favorite environmental awareness organizations would be deeply appreciated.

 

 
 
 
 
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Joan Cullen
11/04/2021

Joan Cullen died peacefully, surrounded by family, in Downers Grove, IL on November 4. She was 90 (or, as she would have preferred, “almost 91”).

Joan was born in London, England to parents Henry Jones and Lilian Johnson.  She never knew her parents as they both died when she was very young…something she often lamented in her later years.  She became very attached to her Grandmother Mary (“Gran”) who was an absolute rock to both Joan and her sister Binnie, caring for them as youngsters and through the wartime Blitz in London.  When Gran died in 1943 the two sisters forged ahead together…teenagers figuring out how to survive independently during wartime. They not only survived but built family legacies for which they both should be very proud and for which we are all very grateful.

 

She met the love of her life, Jim Cullen, shortly after the war when she visited his sister.  They married in 1951, arriving home from their honeymoon with only £100 to their name.  From those humble beginnings, they built a wonderful life and family together.

In 1974 when Jim’s career took an international turn, she and the family moved to the United States, settling in the Chicago area.  Jim’s business travel took him away for extended periods, but she quickly made new friends.  She became an amazing and adept hostess for the many visitors from all over the world who passed through her home.

Perhaps because of own her challenging start in life she always made family her priority.  She was there for everything… birthdays, graduations, Thanksgiving, Christmases, babysitting, family vacations, you name it.  Quietly generous, she treated everyone alike (well, most of the time).  “Equal and the same” was a favorite motto.

Despite leaving school at 13 she was smart, well-read and no slouch at Scrabble, crosswords or Jeopardy answers. She played a mean game of cards and crushed many of us at Double Rummy. She also had a great sense of humor, often at her own expense, and carried that with her to the end.

In short, she was simply a flat-out terrific person who loved deeply and was deeply loved in return.  She’s irreplaceable.

She is survived by the extended family she adored; two children, Steve Cullen of Kirkland, WA (Lisa) and Jane Kirk of Hinsdale, IL (Todd); five grandchildren, Rachel, Samantha, Alex, Lisa, and Emily; wonderful nieces and nephews; and a large number of friends who also felt just like family to her. 

We take some comfort from gazing up at the extra-bright star that shone the night she died and the plentiful rainbows sent in the following days - we all know it's her work. 

There will be a private family service followed by cremation. In lieu of any flowers, the family suggests that donations in her memory are sent to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (www.bcrf.org).

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