John R. "Jack" Stapleton, Jr., Age 71.
Retired Detective CPD. Veteran U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam.
Passed away surrounded by his children, on Saturday,
June 27, 2015.
Beloved father of John “Jack” III, CPD (Michelle), Michael (Kathy Smith), Kristi (Frank) Mellace, Kerri (Bryan) Armstrong, Scott, CPD (Ami), Ryan, CPD (Shannon), Daniel, CPD (Erica), Kevin, CPD (Jackie), Kelli (Patrick) McCarron, and Kimmi (Leo) Koch. Cherished grandfather of Michael, Matthew, Makaela, Jack, Michael, Anthony, Dillon, Luke, Peyton, Kahler, Kennadie, Declan, Riley, Ryan, Rylynn, Nicolas Jackson, Braedan, Allie, Brody, Kourtney, Conor, Cole, Rory, Paislie and great grandfather of Dean Stapleton. Former spouse of Cathleen (nee Brennan) Stapleton. Devoted son of the late John R. and Madeline (nee Sanders) Stapleton. Dear brother of Mary Ann (Marty) Handley and the late Judy Stapleton.
Visitation Thursday, July 2nd from 3 until 9 p.m. with a chapel service at 7:30 p.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.
Mike G. Giordano, Age 93, United States Marine Corps Veteran of WWII.
Devoted son of the late Jim and Polly. Beloved husband of the late Antoinette. Loving companion of Sue. Dear father of James (Joan) and the late Pauline. Cherished grandfather of Carol (Mark), Diane (Chuck), Lisa (Tom), Victoria, James and the late Michael and great grandfather of Tina, Amanda (Jimmy), Kate, Michael, Holly (Cory), Morgan C, Morgan S, Eric, Isaiah, Cy and great great grandfather of McKenna (Fifth Generation).
Visitation Sunday, June 28th from 2 until 8 p.m.
Chapel prayers Monday, June 29th, 9:30 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Saint Alexander Church, 7025 W. 126th Street, Palos Heights, Mass 10:00 a.m.
Interment Saint Mary Cemetery.
Stanley J. Gerut, age 87, U.S. Army Veteran.
Beloved husband of Janet (nee Biernat) Gerut.
Loving father of Karen (Phil) Smeeton, Judy (Frank) Riccoboni, Gail (Kevin) Coyle & James Gerut.
Proud grandfather of Lindsay (Kellen) McBain, Lauren (Greg) Seldon, Sarah (Chris) Dearing, Ryan, Tara & Bryna Coyle and Alexis Gerut.
Cherished great grandfather of Avery McBain.
Dear brother of Edward (Dolores) Gerut & Dorothy (Joe) Bernal.
Kind uncle of many nieces and nephews.
The Gerut Family would like to thank Dr. Roland Winterfield & Dr. James Tess and his caregivers Rita Feliciano & Pat Baldenegro for all that they did for Stanley.
Visitation Saturday, June 27th from 10:30 a.m. until time of chapel prayers 12:30 p.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Saint Alexander Church, Mass 1:00 p.m.
Entombment Resurrection Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to Palos Community Hospital Hospice, 15295 E. 127th Street, Lemont, IL 60439 would be appreciated.
Mary "Mae" Hughes Kelly
Intrepid explorer of life and love. Confident and strong to the very end. Proud, independent thinker before the advent of woman’s liberation. Athletic and competitive. A tom boy in her youth. Wicked left-handed tennis player—beat all the boys in the neighborhood. League golf champion at the age of 85. Innovator, inventor and marketer (“Picture That” frame-hanging system, hairspray goggles, Kay-Mae Products, and Kelly Interiors). Executive secretary for the president of Ethel Oil. Assistant to the Rich East High School Athletic Director. Advocate, friend and confidant to her peers. Loved music, and a great singer!
But her most cherished roles, and the ones that brought her the most joy in life, were:
Beloved wife of the late Malcolm F. Kelly
Mother in-law to Donna, Mary Ann, Terry (deceased) and Stuart
Proud grandmother of Sean (Rachel), Brendan (Emilia), Danny, Maureen, Beth, Matthew, Liam and Ellie
Great grandmother of Tessa and Julia
Dear sister of Eileen Dwyer Otto and the late Nicholas Hughes
Fun and entertaining aunt to Jimmy, Nancy, Ginger, Lynn, Billy and Sally
She shaped us, enriched us, guided and consoled us. She made us laugh and taught us to live life more richly. Her spirit lives on in us all.
Visitation Tuesday, June 16th from 3 until 9 p.m.
Chapel prayers Wednesday, June 17th, 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.
Contributions to Saint Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 Saint Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 would be appreciated.
Nannette M. Franz (nee Ferguson) Age 92 of Palos Park.
Wife of the late William.
Mother of Kathleen (George Petersen) and Richard (Christina Kramer).
Grandmother of Paul and Marisa Franz.
Sister-in-law of Rita (late Joseph) Ferguson.
Teacher at St. Alexander and St. Michael Schools.
Visitation Tuesday, June 16th from 9:30 a.m. until time of chapel prayers 11 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.
Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Visitation Catholic School, 900 W. Garfield Blvd., Chicago, IL 60609 or charity of choice.
Shawn T. McHale Sr., Age 53 of Orland Park.
Dedicated fireman for over 30 years. Lieutenant Palos Park Fire Department and part-time Captain Evergreen Park Fire Department on leave.
Loving dad of Shawn Jr., Hanna and Lyndsey.
Dear brother of Jim, Pat and the late Eddie McHale.
Dear son of the late Grace and Edward McHale.
Uncle of Angela (Chris) Tagler, Jaclyn, Patrick, Tricia (John) Zbonski, Lisa (Nick) Pycz, Brett and Kyle Hanna
and the late Veronica.
Godfather to Rachel.
Former husband of Tracy.
Dearly loved by family and friends.
Member of the Sportsman Club, Alsip.
Visitation Sunday, June 14th from 2 until 9 p.m.
Chapel prayers Monday, June 15th, 8:45 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mass 10 a.m.
Interment Good Shepherd Cemetery.
Please omit flowers.
Mary Anne Sullivan (nee Piper), age 77, passed away peacefully at home after her courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her 5 children.
Beloved wife of the late John R. Sullivan.
Loving mother of Sherry (Dan) McGrath, Kathy (John) Daw, John (Christel) Sullivan, Eileen (Steve) Taeyaerts & Karen (Joseph) Hoff.
Proud grandmother of David, Bobby (Jodi), Michael (Shea), Rachel (Carlos), Steven, Nick, Lauren, Tim, Kevin, Matt, Mia & Ryan.
Cherished great grandmother of 4.
Devoted daughter of the late: John & Lucille (nee Kestell) Piper.
Dear sister of Donald (Beatrice), John (Alice) & the late Billy Piper.
Kind aunt of many.
Visitation Thursday, June 11th from 3 until 8 p.m.
Chapel prayers Friday, June 12th, 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.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to Palos Community Hospital Hospice, 15295 E. 127th Street, Lemont, IL 60439 and/or National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80502 would be appreciated.
Richard Edward Howe, member of the IBEW Local 134 for 53 years.
Beloved husband of Sue (nee Herman) Howe.
Loving father of Richard Jr. & Michael Howe.
Proud grandfather of Tanner, Peyton, Rebecca & Benjamin.
Dear brother of Florence (James), late Daniel (Carol), late Rita, John (Kate), William (Sue), late Edward (Wendy), Margaret (Drew), Patrick (Pam), Thomas & Theresa (Patrick).
Fond brother-in-law of Eugene (Geraldine) & Harry (Sharon).
Kind uncle, cousin and friend of many.
Family & Friends will gather Saturday, June 20th for a memorial visitation, 1:00 p.m. until time of Mass of Resurrection, 2:00 p.m. at Saint Damian Church, 5300 W. 155th Street, Oak Forest.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Anatomical Gift Association of Illinois, 1540 S. Ashland Ave., Suite 104, Chicago, IL 60608 would be appreciated.
Mike O’Brien, Proud owner of O’Brien Plumbing & Sewer Since 1987.
Beloved husband of Gay Lynn (nee Johnson) O’Brien.
Loving father of Michael (Rachel) O’Brien.
Devoted son of James & Mary Ellen (nee McGreal) O’Brien.
Dear brother of James O’Brien & Julie (Craig) Smith.
Kind brother-in-law of Nancy (late James) Buhe & Jeffrey, Elmer (Roberta) & Norman (Donnie) Johnson.
Cherished uncle of many nieces & nephews.
Visitation Friday, June 12th from 3 until 9 p.m.
Chapel prayers Saturday, June 13th, 9:15 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Saint Alexander Church in Palos Heights, Mass 10:00 a.m.
Edwina M. "Pee Wee" Higgins (nee Kraetsch)
Beloved wife of the late Richard Higgins.
Loving mother of Michael (Glenda) Higgins, Michael (Jeanine) LoPresti, Laura (Pat) Gannon, Kimberly (Mike) Pirrello, Maria (Dennis) Roach & the late Meriellen Keller.
Proud grandmother of 13, great grandmother of 13 & great great grandmother of 1.
Devoted daughter of the late: Edwin & Madeline (nee Carollo) Kraetsch.
Dear sister of the late Florence (Raymond) Ortell.
Cherished aunt, cousin & friend to many generations of family, friends and acquaintances.
Visitation Monday, June 8th from 3 until 9 p.m.
Chapel service Tuesday, June 9th at 10:00 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.
Flordeliza I. Manalaysay (nee Ignacio)
Beloved wife of the late Constancio Manalaysay Jr.
Loving mother of Sweden (Michael) Bechard, France (Tom) Fitzpatrick, Greece (Archieneil) Villaceran & Norway Manalaysay.
Cherished grandmother of Michael, Matthew, Sara, Samantha, Isabella & Rosamund.
Dear sister of Cora Ignacio.
Kind aunt of Myrna, Lydia, Denmark & Aurora.
Visitation Sunday, June 7th from 2 until 8 p.m.
Chapel prayers Monday, June 8th, 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.
John Thomas Fotsis
Visitation Wednesday, June 3rd from 4 until 9 p.m.
Chapel prayers Thursday, June 4th, 10 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Saint Spyridon Hellenic Orthodox Church, 12307 S. Ridgeland Avenue, Palos Heights, Service at 10:30 a.m.
Interment Evergreen Cemetery.