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Betty Ann Zomparelli (nee Dunn)

October 8, 1935 – March 25, 2020.   Loving mother of 11 children; Genesio, Alex (Linda Teague), late Mary Frances, Domenic, Tina (Joseph Hennessey), Frank, Christopher (Jill Smith), Angelo, Patrick, Kenneth & Angelina (Thomas Risk). Cherished grandmother of 15; Alex, Michelle, Michael, Shawna, Brian, Rachel, Lucas, Christopher, Jordan, Dillon, Kristen, Elizabeth, Amanda, Samantha & Caroline. Adoring great grandmother of 12; Meadow, Khloee, Gabriel, Lincoln, Dylan, Nathan, Rian, Benjamin, Aria, Emma, Elvira & Estela. Devoted daughter of the late Earl (late Frances nee Egbert) Dunn. Dear sister of Terry (late Jim) Ross, late Earl (Joyce) Dunn, Barbara (Charlie) Rabideau, late Shirley Duemmel & Doris (late Leroy) Rainy.   A prayer service at Parkview Christian Church, 11100 Orland Parkway, Orland Park, IL 60467 will be announced at a later date.   Please visit Betty’s web page that her family has created in honor of her memory; Betty.Ann.Zomparelli.net/

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  • Frank and JoBujan (Wednesday, April 15 20 06:16 pm EDT)

    Our condolences to the
    Michel family on the loss of their daughter,Kristina. Frank and Jo Bujan

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Daniel "Danny" J. Vaznonis

Proud U.S. Army Veteran, age 79, died March 25 at his home in Riverside. He was a husband, father, father-in-law, papa, friend, veteran, neighbor, cheerleader, jokester and quite possibly the nicest, friendliest and most thoughtful and patient man on the planet.    He loved life and had a sense of humor second to none.   You’d always find him in a good mood, except when the squirrels were infiltrating the bird feeder, when it rained after he washed his Caddy, and when the newspaper arrived past 7:00am. He loved to dance and play cards. He loved to laugh and be around people. An avid storyteller, he was frequently known for regaling listeners with the same story multiple times. At the age of 70, he took up golf and his greatest accomplishment was beating his sons-in-law. He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, sister, brother, nieces, nephews and countless relatives and friends.   A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at a later date. In the meantime, he’ll be holding court up in heaven, wearing his ultra-suede jacket with a salsa stain on his shirt, drinking a Tito’s on the rocks with a lemon twist, and telling larger-than-life-stories to a whole new audience of people. In lieu of flowers, please consider planting a tree in his honor.

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  • Wes and Helene Dubin (Wednesday, April 01 20 09:39 am EDT)

    Dan was a great “south side” guy. We always enjoyed our too-infrequent visits with him and Ann. Out thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.

  • Steve Kelley (Sunday, April 05 20 12:31 pm EDT)

    My thoughts and prayers are with Anne and the rest of of the Vaznonis family. I’m very sorry to learn of your loss.

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  • Lynn Adler and family (Saturday, March 28 20 11:21 am EDT)

    Dear family. We are so sorry for your loss. Danny was the best neighbor anyone could have.! So generous always willing to help. Always there if you needed him. You’re in our prayers and we hope to extend our condolences in person very soon.

  • Bob Augle (Saturday, March 28 20 05:12 pm EDT)

    Condolences from the Augle family. Rest in peace

  • Bill & Darlene Zitko (Saturday, March 28 20 07:57 pm EDT)

    We are so sorry to hear about Dan. We will keep your family in our prayers. Please let us know if you need anything.

  • Kathleen Mullane (Monday, March 30 20 12:16 am EDT)

    We will miss our ever cheerful neighbor. Always willing to help; even recently offering to make us food while Katy so involved in COVID fight. Who picked Katy and Russ off the street following a biking accident. Dan, of course.
    Our condolences to Ann and the family - So sorry, we cannot share our grief properly with this current crisis. Kate, Mike & Russ Mullane

  • Matt Abbott (Tuesday, March 31 20 08:13 pm EDT)

    My condolences to the Vaznonis family. May Mr. Vaznonis rest in peace.

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William "Bill" Joseph O'Mara

of Palos Heights, IL passed peacefully on March 23, 2020.  He was born in Chicago on August 16, 1926.  He was the beloved husband of his loving wife the late Mary Francis (Walsh). He is survived by his five loving children, Bill (Beth) O’Mara, John O’Mara, Mary Beth (late Terry) Strandberg, Laurie (Tim) Wassman, Mary Pat (Steve) Finn.  Bill was the proud grandfather of Beth Ann O’Mara, Kelly (Ray) Wasilewski, Shannon (Mark Kwak) O’Mara, Bill (Colleen) O’Mara, Molly O’Mara, Becky (Ilan) Klinghofer, Laura (Rhett) Elder, Diana Strandberg, Lydia (Casey Kadlubowski) Wassman, Shannon Finn, Catherine Finn, and great-grandfather to Ben, Eli, Sam, Kayla, Sadie, Layla, Grant, and Billy. Bill was born in Chicago and was one of seven brothers. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles O’Mara and Sarah (Myron) O’Mara. Bill worked very hard supporting his family as the owner of Ridge Super Mart in Chicago Ridge. Upon retirement he continued working hard in many volunteer capacities. Bill spent countless hours as a RCIA leader and other volunteer positions at St. Alexander Parish and working in leadership roles in The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago.  He received the Christifideles Award at Holy Name Cathedral for his dedication to the church and its ministries. He spent many hours helping others at The Chicago Catholic Port ministries preparing and distributing food at their soup kitchen, their bread truck, and delivering holiday meals. Bill attended St. Sabina’s Elementary School, De La Salle Institute, and graduated from De Paul University. Bill was a Veteran of WWII. The family would like to thank Franciscan Village in Lemont for their care and compassion. Due to today’s environment the services will be private.  

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  • Podell Family (Wednesday, March 25 20 04:03 pm EDT)

    Dear Mary and Family, So sorry for the loss of your Father and Grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ❤️

  • Ronald Longanecker (Thursday, March 26 20 08:39 am EDT)

    To All The Family, I am sorry for your. loss. I met Bill some 40 years ago in the grocery business and kept in touch over the years in Palos. He was super pleasant to know. God Bless

  • Maureen Parkinson (Thursday, March 26 20 04:04 pm EDT)

    To All the Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Bill volunteered at Holy Family Villa while I was activity director there. (Retired 2007) He was a lovely man. A good friend to many residents.

  • Kimberly Plouzek (Thursday, March 26 20 07:17 pm EDT)

    I am so sorry for your tremendous loss! I will forever hold a special place in my heart for Bill. I met Bill when a member of my family went through the RCIA program at St.Al's and Bill stepped up to be his sponsor. For years I didn't go to Sunday mass without Bill giving me a wave and a "how ya doin"? Bill will be truly missed....hugs to the entire family!

  • Michael Sweeney and Aggie Sweeney (Sunday, March 29 20 08:02 pm EDT)

    Bill was such a great guy and we missed him when he moved to Franciscan Village but we prayed for him every day when we said the rosary after Mass at Saint Al's.Our sympathy to the entire family from Bill's extended family.

  • Bob and Val Thoma (Tuesday, March 31 20 05:21 pm EDT)

    To all of Bill's family our sincere sympathy for your loss. Bill was a wonderful man and lived a true Christian life. We knew him thru St. Alexander's Parish where he volunteered his time and talent serving our Parish and helping others in the many ministries. God bless Bill and his family. Keeping all of you in our prayers during this difficult time.

  • Chet & Betty Chwierut (Thursday, April 02 20 10:38 am EDT)

    Our sincere sympathy to Bill's family. Bill was such good man helping in any capacity he was needed. He was a neighbor I spent many a summer evening talking with as he manicured his lawn. May he rest in peace.

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Matthew Stanley Bugaj

Proud U.S. Army Korean War Veteran. Funeral Services & Interment are private. Please check back for future Memorial Service details.

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  • Ronald A Longanecker (Tuesday, March 24 20 08:00 am EDT)

    So sad to heat about Matt. We had good times at Public Works. My condolences to all of the family.

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Joseph Anthony Augustine

Born April 26, 1940, Proud U.S. Navy Veteran. Beloved husband of the late Constance (nee Armsey) Augustine. Loving father of JoEllyn (Thomas) Paolicchi & Jacqueline (James) Adducci. Cherished grandfather of Samuel, Joseph, Anthony, Nicholas & Lucas. Devoted son of the late; Joseph M. & Mary (nee Palilunas) Augustine. Dear brother of Dolores C. Augustine, late Genevieve (Richard) O’Donnell & late John (Mary Ann) Augustine. Kind uncle of many nieces & nephews.   Funeral Services & Interment will be private.   Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER in Palos Heights.

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  • claudia Herrera (Thursday, March 19 20 01:46 pm EDT)

    Dear JoEllyn, Jacqueline, and family,
    Our deepest condolences to you during this difficult time. May your dad Rest In Peace now. Our thoughts and prayers are with you,
    The Herrera Family

  • Juniper Kim (Friday, March 20 20 12:27 pm EDT)

    Dear JoEllyn and Jacqueline and family,
    Our hearts go out to you. You’re all in our thoughts and prayer!
    Love, Tommy Juniper and Zoe

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Arthur McKenna III

Funeral Services & Interment will be private.

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Katherine T. Leslie (nee Hoff).

Dedicated Registered Nurse at Christ Advocate Hospital for over 41 years. Beloved wife of Kurt E. Leslie. Loving mother of Brent (Danny) Leslie, Katelyn (Paul) Lojkutz & John (Lauren) Leslie. Cherished grandmother of Amelia, Ian, Luke & Leona. Devoted daughter of the late; Ed & Kay (nee Sheehan) Hoff. Dear sister of Linda (Ron) Swatkowski, Ed (Marge) Hoff, Chuck (Jenny) Hoff & Ann Barrett-Hoff. Fond daughter-in-law of Phyllis (nee Martikan) & late Nick Leslie and sister-in-law of Hope (Jim) Nejman, Ken (Dawn) Leslie, Kevin (Cathy) Leslie & Holly (Tim) Conway. Kind aunt of many nieces & nephews. Wonderful friend, colleague, educator & co-worker to many at Christ Advocate Hospital in Oak Lawn. Visitation Saturday, March 14th from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.   Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Heart Association, www.heart.org and/or the American Diabetes Association, www.diabetes.org would be appreciated.

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  • Rick and Connie Greiber (Wednesday, March 11 20 06:55 pm EDT)

    Our deepest sympathies to the Leslie family for the loss of Kathy. She truly was a wonderful person who very much cared for her family and others. Heaven really did get an angel. So happy that we got to visit with her this past Sunday. She will be missed, but we will have fond memories in our heart.

  • Karen & Clyde Wheeler (Wednesday, March 11 20 07:52 pm EDT)

    Dear Kurt, Brent, Katelyn & John and family: Your wife & mother was the BEST preceptor that ASHU could have had! I was a new nurse when I started my career in ASHU & Kathy taught me everything I know about caring for the open heart patient. Kathy was extremely intelligent, loving, caring and a wonderful friend. My husband and I want to express our deepest condolences to all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God hold carry you in his arms during this difficult time. Kathy will also be deeply missed by her 'other' family @ Advocate Christ Medical Center.

  • Diana Krug (Thursday, March 12 20 08:37 am EDT)

    Dear Kurt, my heart breaks for you and your family. I'm so very sorry. Kathy was exceptional, so lovely and down to earth.

  • Joe Neumann (Thursday, March 12 20 10:29 am EDT)

    Kurt,

    PRP people and the woods stand with you in your time of loss. I know that this will be a sad spring for you, but all the work that you've done in the forest preserves over the years has let a lot of life live.

  • Ron Colaianni (Thursday, March 12 20 08:43 pm EDT)

    We shall remember Kathy with fondness and joy which she brought to our home with her visit with Kurt.

  • Frances White Carver (Saturday, March 14 20 04:20 pm EDT)

    Prayers to the family at this time. My God grant you peace . Kathy was a great RN. Will be missed by her ACMC Family.

  • Dawn Marnell (Saturday, March 14 20 10:39 pm EDT)

    Kathy leslie you will forever be the reason i am a better RN
    I loved how intense and authentic you were.
    My heart breaks that we lost you

  • Mary Ann B. White (Thursday, March 26 20 01:37 pm EDT)

    My deepest condolences to the entire Leslie family.

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Geri Brower (nee Nagle)

Beloved wife of Robert Brower. Loving mother of the late Robert Brower Jr, Joyce (John) Bibeau, Sharon (Craig) Celia and April Ceh. Cherished nana of Justin, Nathan, Aaron, Brittany, Felicia and Faith. Adored sister of Jack Nagle and the late John Nagle. Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday, March 15th from 3 until 8 p.m. Chapel prayers Monday, March 16th, 10:15 a.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Mount Greenwood Lutheran Church, Service 11:00 a.m. Interment Chapel Hill Gardens South Cemetery.

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  • Melissa (Friday, March 13 20 12:28 am EDT)

    Sharon and family,

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers go out to her peace and yours as well. May fond memories and love of family bring you some happiness in this time of sadness. Thank you for sharing Sharon with our IPI family.

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Forest F. Reeder Sr. age 93 of Palos Park World War II US Army Veteran.

Beloved Husband of the Late Gloria C. “Rustie” nee Woodruff. Dear Father of Forest F. Jr. & Randy ( Karen ) Reeder. Grandfather of Lauren ( Robert ) Wawrzyniak, Eric, Brett, Joshua & Sydney Reeder. Great Grandfather of Theodore and Eloise Wawrzyniak. Brother of the late William ( Charlene ) Reeder. Uncle of Many Nieces and Nephews. Visitation Tuesday, March 3rd, 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights. Lying in State Wednesday, March 4th, 11:30 a.m. until time of Services 12:30 p.m. at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd 7800 W. McCarthy Rd. Palos Heights.  Interment Chapel Hill South Cemetery. Member of and Past President of Palos Lions Club, Volunteer Palos Community Hospital Meals on Wheels. Former owner Reeder Heating & Air Conditioning Chicago, Illinois.  In Lieu of Flowers Memorial to Palos Lions Club P.O. Box 442 Palos Heights, Illinois 60463-0442

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  • Elaine Sniegowski, RN (Wednesday, March 04 20 10:33 am EST)

    I did not know Mr.Reeder personally,but I extend my sympathies to all the family members. I worked with his son,Forest, many years ago at Palos Hospital. God Bless.

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Casimira “Casey” Lens nee Kloc

Age 96 or Palos Heights. Beloved Wife of the Late Ray J. Lens. Loving Mother of Patricia ( James ) Hallberg. Grandmother of Elizabeth ( Paul ) Hagan, Kristen ( James ) Reavis & James R. Hallberg. Great Grandmother of Margot Hagan, Esme, Peter & Noa Camille Reavis. Family and Friends will gather Monday, March 2nd 9:45 am at St. Alexander Church 7025 W. 126th Street, Palos Heights, Mass 10:00 am. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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