June Masuda (nee Ostrowski) a resident of Plainfield, IL, passed away peacefully on September 25th 2014 with her family by her side. She was born June Holt Ostrowski in Philadelphia, PA on March 14th 1942 and is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 37 years, Allen Masuda, daughter Beth (Bob) Feldman, beloved grandson Seth Takumi Feldman, and brother Joseph S. Ostrowski of Haines City, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents Louise and Joseph S. Ostrowski of Trenton, NJ.
June graduated from Steinert High School in Trenton, NJ and studied Speech at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, OH.
Her career included working as a realty specialist for the New Jersey Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration (US DOT) in Rhode Island, Connecticut & Arizona, the Department of Agriculture Research Services in Hyattsville, MD and finally as a management analyst for the US Environmental Protection Agency in Washinton, D.C. She freely shared her knowledge and enjoyed helping others succeed in their careers.
After being stricken severely with rheumatoid arthritis in 1987 and subsequently, becoming wheelchair bound, she reached out to others, especially children, to show them she was a real person and the wheelchair was not defining her. She loved traveling and sightseeing and made it to 49 states except Hawaii... she was a 49'er but a diehard Philadelphia Eagles Fan. June was her best when interacting with others and spreading "sunshine". Though many people wanted to cheer her up when she was in pain, so often, they would leave uplifted by her. Despite all of the curves life threw at her, she never asked "why me" or wished ill upon anyone else. She was a kind person with an amazing heart and anyone who had the pleasure of meeting her, would agree. She was one of the most inspirational people they had ever met even though she did not see it of herself. In Life's Journey, June was a joy and God's Blessing to so many others.
In lieu of flowers and gifts, a memorial fund in her name has been arranged at Community Christian Church, 409 Ellis Boulevard, Jefferson City, Missouri, 65101. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 2nd 2014 at the Community Chrisitian Church.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Kerry Funeral Home in Palos Heights, IL
Patricia N. Hughes (nee Toner)
Beloved wife of the late James F. Hughes.
Loving mother of Mary Kay Freitag, Pat Borst, Jim Hughes, Maureen (Steven) Sankowski, Rosemary (Joe) Swank and the late: Mike Hughes & Daniel Hughes.
Proud grandmother of Carrie, Brian, Colleen, Bill, Michael and the late Steven.
Cherished great grandmother of Emma and Anthony.
Kind aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Visitation Tuesday, September 30th from 3 until 9 p.m.
Chapel prayers Wednesday, October 1st, 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 Saint Mary Cemetery.
Flora M. Propati nee Saturno, age 86.
Longtime Orland Park and Roseland resident, recently of Peace Village.
Wife for 60 years of the late Dr. Joseph A. Propati DDS. Mother of Tony (Annie) Propati, JoAnn (Jack) DeBenedetti, Rosanne Guinta and John (Cathleen) Propati. Grandmother of Katie (Ryan) Tarosas, Gina (Philip Slack) DeBenedetti, Mark DeBenedetti, Michael, Paige and Beau Guinta and Marisa Propati. Great grandmother of Isabella Josephine Slack. Sister of the late Vincent (late Lucille) and Joseph Saturno. Sister-in-law of the late Caroline Saturno. Beloved “Aunt Flora” to her many nieces and nephews. Dear friend of many.
Visitation Wednesday, September 24th from 3 to 9 p.m. Chapel prayers Thursday, September 25th 9:45 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to St. Michael Church, Orland Park, Mass 10:30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Lawrence J. McNamara, Jr., age 85, passed away September 18, 2014, of Palos Heights, formerly of Evergreen Park.
Beloved Husband of 50 years to the late Dolores, (nee Patten). Loving Father of Kathy (late Dave) Higens, Donna (Michael) Nolan, Mary Ann (Michael) Kapelinski and Laura (John) Ripoli. Dear Papa of Jaclyn, Stephen and the late Baby Michelle Ripoli, Danielle, Justin and Brandon Kapelinski, Shannon and Patrick Nolan. Dearest Grandpapa of Brantley Ripoli. Fond Brother of Edward (late Joan) and William (Bernadette) McNamara. Caring Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Devoted Son of the late Lawrence, Sr. and Minnie McNamara. Lawrence attended Leo High School (Class of 1946) and John Marshall Law School (Class of 1953). Member of Illinois and Chicago Bar Associations, since 1953. Former owner of Chateau Bel-Aire Banquets.
Visitation Sunday from 3 to 9 p.m.
Chapel prayers Monday 9:15 a.m., at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights, proceeding to St. Alexander Church, Mass 10 a.m.
Entombment Holy Sepulchre Mausoleum.
Our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Hugo F. Cuadros and Marcia Kissane, R.N.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Claddagh Foundation, 2651 Gardner Road, Broadview, Illinois 60155 or Miracles in Progress, NFP, 2901 Downing Avenue, Westchester, Illinois 60154, would be appreciated.
Patricia R. Heath (nee Speck)
Devoted daughter of the late: Stanley & Dorathea (nee Ziemann) Speck.
Loving sister of Frederick (Milicent) Speck, William (late Cynthia) Speck, Barbara Speck & Marie (James) Grage.
Cherished aunt of Matthew, Christopher, Peter, Nicholas, Adrienne, Audrey, Alicia, Anna, William Jr., Robert, Edward, Thomas & Frederick Jr.
Dear great aunt of 20 & great great aunt of 2.
Family & Friends will gather for a Memorial Mass Tuesday, September 23rd, 10 a.m. at Saint Damian Church, 5220 W. 155th Street, Oak Forest.
Interment is private.
Henry Meyer, age 99.
Longtime Palos Heights resident, formerly of Chicago Heights and Chicago's Southside. Founding partner of Motto's Finer Foods Certified Grocers. Husband for 60 years of the late Pauline (nee Plankis); father of Bruce (Frances) Meyer and Carole (Stan) Nelson; grandfather of Angela (Ryan) Fabbri, Joseph Meyer, Rachel (Eric) Cox, Heather (Eric) Skaufel and Andrew (Karissa) Nelson; great-grandfather of Susan, Alice and Hattie Fabbri, Callahan, Cooper, Conner, Caitlin and Carli Cox, Kassi, Shelby and J.J. Skaufel, Amanda, Kelsey and Drake Nelson; brother of the late George (late Helen) Meyer; uncle and dear friend of many.
Visitation Friday, September 19th from 3 until 8 p.m.
Chapel prayers will begin Saturday, September 20th, 9:15 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 Casimir Cemetery.
Bernard George Yvon,
Only beloved son of Dr. Bernard and Gail (nee Curry) Yvon.
Loving partner of Matt Raftery.
Cherished brother of JoAnn Yvon (Nate) Eberle and Renee Yvon (Ralph) Napolitano.
Treasured “son-in-law” of Michael and Ginny Raftery.
Adored “brother-in-law” of Anne (Leo) Raftery Cassidy, Maureen Raftery, Erin (Scott) Raftery Deluga and Danny Raftery.
Adored uncle to his nieces and nephews; dear cousin of many and loved by innumerable friends.
Bernie graduated from Old Town High School and Northwestern University, and began an illustrious musical theater career in Chicago, which became and remained his home. Not only did he light up stages all across the country, but more importantly he lit our hearts with perpetual joy and love.
Visitation, Funeral and Interment will be private.
A personal message from Bernie's Family:
We are overwhelmed by the generous outpouring of love and support from all of you who knew and loved Bernie Yvon. A private memorial service has been scheduled for Friday, September 12, 2014.
The “Bernie Yvon Memorial Scholarship Fund”
is being established to assist students pursuing a career in the Performing Arts. Bernie’s parents are providing $50,000.00 in initial funding as “seed money,”
with the hopes that the fund will continue to grow and inspire future generations to follow in Bernie’s footsteps. More information will be forthcoming on how interested donors can contribute to this commemorative fund.
Those wishing to make a donation may visit any of the following websites:
*All gifts collected therein will be gifted to Matt Raftery in memory of Bernie.
*All gifts collected therein will be gifted to Matt Raftery in memory of Bernie.
*Bernie was an avid supporter of Broadway Cares- Equity Fights Aids
You may also make a donation to the charity of your choice in Bernie’s name.
The theater community will be participating in a “Dimming of the Marquee Lights” on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 7:30pm in remembrance of
Bernie Yvon & Molly Glynn: two wildly adored Chicago stars.
There is also an ongoing “pay it forward” initiative in Maine,
Bernie’s home state, honoring his memory.
A Chicago celebration of Bernie’s life is being planned for later this fall.
The details will be shared as they are solidified.
We thank you. We love you.
Matt Raftery & The Yvon and Raftery Families
Margaret C. Kredens (nee Cairo)
Memorial visitation Friday, September 19th from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.
Family & Friends will gather for a Memorial Mass of Resurrection Saturday, September 20th, 11:30 a.m. at Saint Alexander Church, 7025 W. 126th Street, Palos Heights.
Inurnment will be private at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to PLOWS Council on Aging, c/o Becky A. Cornacchia