Richard Higgins, Army Veteran of the Korean War & 45 year employee of Peoples Energy.

 

Beloved husband of Edwina (nee Kraetsch) Higgins.

Loving father of Michael (Glenda) Higgins, Michael (Jeanine) LoPresti, Laura (Pat) Gannon, Kimberly (Mike) Pirrello, Maria (Dennis) Roach & the late Meriellen Keller.

Proud grandfather of 13, great grandfather of 13 & great great grandfather of 1.

Devoted son of the late: Richard & Mary (nee Fahey) Higgins.

Dear brother of the late: John & William Higgins.

Favorite uncle of many.

Great friend & mentor to many generations of family, friends and acquaintances.

 

Visitation Friday, April 24th from 3 until 9 p.m.

 

Chapel service Saturday, April 25th, 11:00 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Holy Sepulchre Cemetery for committal prayers.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231 and/or the American Cancer Society, 17060 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, IL 60477 would be appreciated.

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Fred X. “Bud” Nicholson, Proud Army Veteran of the Korean War, graduate of the University of Notre Dame & the ultimate “Fighting Irish” football fan. Above all, Bud cherished his family & friends.

 

Beloved husband of Joan (nee Muellman) Nicholson.

Loving father of Christine (David) Rambke, the late William Patrick Nicholson & Judy (Luis) Fernandez.

Proud grandfather of Nick (Kara) Rambke, Patrick Rambke & Casey (Sean) Hill and Luis, Joan & William Fernandez.

Cherished great grandfather of Jacob, Michael & Ruby.

Dear brother of the late Thomas (late Norinne) Nicholson.

 

Visitation Thursday, April 23rd from 4 until 8 p.m.

 

Chapel prayers Friday, April 24th, 9:30 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Saint Alexander Church, Mass 10:00 a.m.

 

Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 would be appreciated.

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  • Cissy and Bill Bryan (Wednesday, April 22 15 08:49 am EDT)

    Blessed to have know this man....

  • Ted R. Mathis (Thursday, April 23 15 01:43 pm EDT)

    A man whom could make you laugh with a great sense of humor! A loyal friend to the Mathis Family from Evergreen Park!

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John A. DeMarco

 

Beloved husband of the late Beverly (nee Klein).

Loving father of Cindy (Duane) Graff, Cheryl (Julian) Albarran, Cathy (Earl) Short, John L. (Christine), Jean (Daniel) Paliokaitis, Robert (Amy), Louis (Denise) & Michael (Sheri) DeMarco.

Fond grandfather of 29, great grandfather of 34 & great great grandfather of 2.

Beloved son of the late Louis & Marie (nee Passarelli) DeMarco.

Dear brother of the late Connie, Joseph, Toots & Fay.

Kind uncle of many nieces & nephews.

 

Visitation Thursday, April 23rd from 3 until 9 p.m.

 

Chapel prayers Friday, April 24th, 9:00 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Saint Francis of Assisi Church, 15050 S. Wolf Rd., Orland Park, Mass 10:00 a.m.

 

Interment Saint Mary Cemetery.

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  • James Klein (Tuesday, April 21 15 10:54 am EDT)

    Growing up John got me my first job at Cuneo press.43three years later I retired in Mi. We shot pool I thought I was good but John was better. Whenever he put his mind to something he did it well.Ill miss talking about the boys at the Chicago newspapers.R.I.P. Brother Love Jim

  • James Klein (Tuesday, April 21 15 11:31 am EDT)

    My Condolences /Prayers going out to the DeMarco family. Seems like yesterday John got me a job at Cuneo Press.For the next 43 years we shared stories about the newspapers and fellow workers.R.I.P. John

  • Judy & Bob Mc Dermott (Tuesday, April 21 15 04:41 pm EDT)

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Jean, but also the entire DeMarco family. You have such fond memories of your family, please keep them in your mind during this difficult time. Your dad I'd know with your mom and together they are watching over all of you! Sorry for your loss!

  • samanha koppers (Thursday, April 23 15 06:57 pm EDT)

    So sorry for your loss.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    The Koppers family

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Fred A. Smietana, Age 99
   
Beloved husband of  the Late Agnes F. nee Klosak.
Loving father of  Darlene (John) Prium and  Elaine (Christian) Olsen.
Fond “POPS” of  Scot (Barbara) O’Donnell and Nicole (Joe) Serpico.
And Cherished “POPS” of  Tom, Sarah and Jake O’Donnell and Nicholas, Gianna, Marisa and Michael Serpico.
Dearest brother of  Julius, Helen, the Late Frank “Smitty” (Late Rose),  Late Edward (Helen), Late George, and the Late William Smietana. Dear uncle of nieces and nephews.

Member of the Moose Lodge.

Visitation Sunday, April 19th from 3 until 9 p.m.

 

Funeral Monday, April 20th, 9:45 a.m. from the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 West 127th Street, Palos Heights to St. Michael Church, 14327 Highland, Orland Park for 10:45 a.m. Mass.

 

Interment Resurrection Cemetery. 

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Robert T. O'Neill, Jr.

 

Memorial service & Interment are private.

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Catherine T. Full (nee Rogers)

 

Beloved wife of the late Edward P. Full, Sr.

Loving mother of Edward P. Jr. (Judy), Paul (Naomi “Cathy”) & Robert (Desiree) Full.

Proud grandmother of 11 & great grandmother of 26.

Dear sister of Bridget (Mario) LaPaglia, late Marge (late Vince) Giangrego, late Mae (late Peter) Sandilla, late Bernard (Ann) Rogers & the late Peter Rogers.

Fond aunt of many nieces & nephews.

 

Visitation Tuesday, April 7th from 3 until 8 p.m.

 

Chapel prayers Wednesday, April 8th, 9:15 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Sacred Heart Church in Palos Hills, Mass 10:00 a.m.

 

Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Harbor Light Hospice, 800 Roosevelt Road, Building C, Suite 206, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 would be appreciated.

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Thomas R. Johnson, Former Manager of State Farm Insurance for 35 years & member of the Calvary Reformed Church in Orland Park.


Beloved husband of Connie (nee Redman) & former husband of Barbara Johnson.

Loving father of Steven (Carol), Michael (Carol), Ted (Amy) & Thomas Johnson and step-father of Jeffrey (Tara) & Stephen (Helen) Cook.

Proud grandfather of Benjamin, Timothy, Eleni, Lauren, Matthew, Casey, Drew, Samantha, Mitchell, Joseph, Bella, Elliott & Marshall.

Dear brother of the late: Robert (Louise) & Donald (Dolores) Johnson.

Kind uncle and friend of many.

 

Visitation Thursday, April 2nd from 3 until 9 p.m.

 

Chapel service Friday, April 3rd, 10:30 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.

 

Interment will be private.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Cancer Society, 17060 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, Illinois 60477 and/or Calvary Reformed Church, 16100 S. 104th Avenue, Orland Park, IL 60467 would be appreciated.

 

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  • Mark Redman Family (Tuesday, March 31 15 10:31 pm EDT)

    Tom - may you rest in peace. Thanks for the great memories and all of the kindness you have shown to our family. We will miss you.

  • Gwen (Dickau) Crispin (Tuesday, March 31 15 11:41 pm EDT)

    Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Losing a parent is so difficult. Our family has wonderful memories of Tom. With deepest sympathy,

  • Gretchen Osborne (Wednesday, April 01 15 12:02 am EDT)

    God Bless you Uncle Tom . . . you had such a beautiful voice and how I loved to sing with you . . . forevermore thank you. Love Gretchen

  • Jim & Donna Beifuss (Wednesday, April 01 15 01:24 pm EDT)

    So sorry to hear about Tom. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

  • Gary Rdman (Wednesday, April 01 15 10:07 pm EDT)

    I’m sorry to hear of your loss.
    I know how much you loved Tom.
    May he rest I peace and you continue to flourish in the memories.

    God Bless
    Love Gary

  • Ken & Paulette Hollowy (Thursday, April 02 15 02:05 pm EDT)

    So sorry to find out about the passing of Tom. He was a man of great character and will be missed by all. Our prayers are with his loved ones.

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