Francis K. Greene, age 80, late of Palos Heights, IL.


Loving husband for 53 years of Joanne nee Scanlon.

Loving father of Patrick (Sherrie), Daniel (Amy) and Juliann.

Proud grandfather of Patrick John, Nolan, Garrett, Liam and Stephen.

Caring brother of John (Brigid), Paddy (Kathleen), Carmel (Albert) Burke, Cecilia (Thomas) Murphy, late Gerry (Mary) & the late: Joseph (Patricia), Thomas (Betty), Michael, Mary (Thomas) and Bernadette.

Fond in law of Pat (Trish), Jerry, Brennan and the late Kathleen.

Loving uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Great friend of many.


Visitation Friday, October 30th from 3 until 9 p.m.


Chapel prayers Saturday, October 31st, 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.

Robert L. “Bob” Hendrickson


U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War & a lifelong fan of the Chicago White Sox.


Beloved husband of Caryl (nee Knox).

Loving father of Bob, Brian (Eti), Nancy (Jim McDermott), Mary (Patrick) Wolf & Holly (John Materse) Hendrickson.

Proud grandfather of Jenny (Chris), Joe (Anne Elyse), Alanna, Kailie, Brian, Emma, Thomas & Maggie.

Cherished great grandfather of Caitlin, Aubrey, Dylan & Nolan.


Memorial visitation Monday, November 2nd from 9:30 a.m. until time of chapel prayers 11:00 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Saint Alexander Church, Memorial Mass 11:30 a.m.


Interment will be private.


In lieu of flowers, contributions to Palos Community Hospital, 12251 S. 80th Avenue, Palos Heights, IL 60463 would be appreciated.



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  • Bill, Deb & Flynn Hartigan (Tuesday, October 27 15 08:06 am EDT)

    Our deepest condolences. May you find strength and comfort in the love you shared and the memories your created

  • Gene and Eleanor Ciabattari (Wednesday, October 28 15 10:34 am EDT)

    Caryl, our condolences to you and your children. We've been thinking about you a lot recently and pray that you stay strong. You have many memories to look back on. God bless you all.

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Mary Berkery


Visitation Thursday, October 22nd from 4 until 8 p.m.


Chapel prayers Friday, October 23rd, 9:15 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Saint Stephen Deacon and Martyr Church, 17500 S. 84th Avenue, Tinley Park, Mass 10:00 a.m.


Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Marie Culjak McGuckin, age 84, passed peacefully in Palos Heights, Illinois on Sunday, October 11 in her home.  Her passion for music led her to become a beloved teacher for thousands of students for 43 years: in the Chicago Public Schools for 16 years and Northeastern Illinois University for 27 years. She received her undergraduate degree from Duquesne University and her Master of Arts degree in Music from De Paul University.

     Of Croatian descent, Marie joined the Tamburitzans Ensemble, serving from 1949 to 1953 as a dancer, vocalist and instrumentalist. She played the organ every Sunday at Holy Trinity Croatian Catholic Church in Pilsen. In memory of her husband, Charles McGuckin, she established the Harpsichord Recital Series, an annual event held in the DePaul Concert Hall, by donating a double manual Martin harpsichord.

     Marie is preceded in death by her loving husband Charles McGuckin and is survived by her two nieces, Lisa LeBlanc Margan and Audrey Reners, and her eight nephews, Mark LeBlanc, Obie Thomas Smith, Jeffrey Malcolm Smith, Jody Christopher Smith, Ronald McGuckin, Brian McGuckin, Charles McGuckin and Glen McGuckin.

“I received a gift from the Lord,” Culjak-McGuckin says. “Music has been a life of love for me.”


Visitation Friday, October 16th from 3 until 8 p.m.


Chapel prayers Saturday, October 17th, 9:30 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home proceeding to Saint Alexander Church, 7025 W. 126th Street, Palos Heights, Mass 10:00 a.m.


Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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  • Jody C. Smith (Tuesday, October 13 15 03:48 pm EDT)

    Marie you will be missed. Rest with Charlie and your dear sisters.

  • Melissa Pintar Obenauf and Pam Kelley (Tuesday, October 13 15 08:08 pm EDT)

    Oh, Marie, we love you so the past, present and in the future. We will miss you very much. Mir.

  • Nevenka Simandl (Tuesday, October 13 15 09:26 pm EDT)

    Our dear Holy trinity croatian catholic Church special member, Rest in peace.You are going to be missed.With lots of good memories. On behalf of Holy Trinity, Nevenka Simandl and family.

  • Elaine Sullivan (Tuesday, October 13 15 11:54 pm EDT)

    A wonderful friend to many. Will miss, Marie. Heaven's gain, our loss.

  • Obie Thomas Smith (Wednesday, October 14 15 09:23 am EDT)

    The fabric of the universe has been torn by your passing. We'll miss your energy, your compassion and your generosity. God Bless and may you rest happily in peace Marie.

  • Virginia Curz (Wednesday, October 14 15 04:58 pm EDT)

    I have considered Marie one of my dearest friends - I can't imagine not seeing or speaking to her again. I will miss her dearly and keeping her in my prayers and memories.

  • Loretta Kunovic (Wednesday, October 14 15 05:49 pm EDT)

    Lodge#32 - Croatian Fraternal Union, Sloboda S.A.C., Holy Trinity, and affiliated musical groups will miss Marie McGuckin. I respect and admire her works.

    Loretta Kunovic, Lodge # 32

  • Loretta Kunovic (Wednesday, October 14 15 05:52 pm EDT)

    Lodge #32, Sloboda S.A.C., Holy Trinity and affiliated musical groups will miss Marie McGuckin. I respect and admire her works.

    Loretta Kunovic, Lodge#32 - C.F.U.

  • Don and Julie Weakley (Wednesday, October 14 15 11:14 pm EDT)

    Our sympathies & condolences to Frank Jerbich and all of Marie's family. Marie will be sorely missed by many. She was sweet, wonderful, highly educated & much to be admired.

  • Suzana Pozek (Friday, October 16 15 10:57 pm EDT)

    God has a new angel - may you rest in peace . You will be dearly missed . HZ member

  • Dee Kustom (Thursday, October 22 15 10:18 pm EDT)

    it is Oct. 22 and my heart is broken over the news just received by me in Stow, Massachusetts, of the death of Marie McGuckin, one of the best friends in my life. We grew close in the warm environs
    of St. Alexander Parish , and with her it was easy to confide , to express oneself openly, and to completely enjoy the bond we had. Please dear Lord, welcome her warmly into your Kingdom for she
    served You and loved You with all her heart. Marie, " pray for me; I will for fnthee, until we merrily meet in Heaven." Dee Kustom

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Louis J. Elsner, age 80, Veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves.


Beloved husband of Janet (nee Nord).

Loving father of Scott (Gayle), Jason (Tricia) and the late Stacey Elsner.

Proud grandfather of Benjamin, Elizabeth, Andrew and Jake.

Devoted son of the late: Kenneth and Agnes (nee Murphy).

Dear brother of the late Thomas Elsner.

Fond son-in-law of the late Clarence Nord.


Family & Friends will gather Friday, October 16th for a memorial visitation at 1 p.m. until time of service 2 p.m. at The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 7800 W. McCarthy Road in Palos Heights.


Interment will be private.


In lieu of flowers, memorials to Paws Assisting Wounded Warriors (PAWWS), 12332 S Harlem Ave., Palos Heights, IL 60463, or The Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL would be appreciated.


Arrangements were entrusted to the Kerry Funeral Home in Palos Heights.


Sam R. Bills


Beloved husband of Carol (nee Passarelli).

Loving father of Sam Bills Jr., Tammy (Tom) Price, Robert Bills, Mike (Charlotte) Gilhooly and Michelle Gilhooly.

Dear papa of Alyssa, Emily, Larry, Matthew and Nicholas.

Beloved son of the late Raymond and LaVerne Bills.

Fond son-in-law of Josephine (the late Frank) Passarelli.


Visitation Thursday, October 15th from 3 until 9 p.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.


Burial Private.

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  • Gerri Greifenstein (Tuesday, October 13 15 10:58 am EDT)

    Dear Carol, Sam & Robert

    Was stunned to hear of the passing of Cousin Sam. Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss. May your many fond memories, of him, help you through this difficult time. He will now rest in
    peace with our Lord, with his Mom & Dad and ALL of his relatives and friends who have gone before him. I'm sure he will be watching over ALL over you and will be listening for your prayers. May
    God Bless him and all of his family.
    With Love,
    Cousins Gerri & Frank Greifenstein

  • Carol & Joe Giuffre (Tuesday, October 13 15 11:16 am EDT)

    To: Carol, Robert & Sam,
    Just heard about the passing of Sam. He will be missed by many!
    Please accept our deepest sympathy. May the days ahead, as difficult as they will be, be filled with your fond memories of him. We will remember him through our fond memories as well. We will keep
    him and each of you, in our prayers. Love, Cousins
    Carol & Joe
    Ft.Myers Beach, Fl.

  • Karen Radaszewski (Thursday, October 15 15 10:43 am EDT)

    Please accept our condolences on behalf of the Ottomanelli Family. Many fond memories and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

    Pat and Karen

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Edward “Ed” Belousek, age 61, went to be with the Lord on October 8th 2015 after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Ed made so many life-long friends thru his business “Over the Edge” both in Midlothian (formerly Corsi’s) then later in Monee. 


Preceded in death by his loving mother Marie (nee Zoric) Belousek. 

Cherished father of Angie Barfuss (Joshua) Hubert, Sean (Kerri Fow), Matthew Belousek and Madeline Tillman.

Adoring grandfather of Cadence, Joshua and Melody Rose.

Dear brother of Robert (Patricia) Belousek.

Special friend of Susan Grumbine.

Fond uncle and grand-uncle of many nieces and nephews. 



Visitation Monday, October 19th from 3 until 9 p.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.


Chapel prayers Tuesday, October 20th, 9:30 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home proceeding to Saint Alexander Church, Mass 10:00 a.m.


Interment will be private.


In lieu of flowers, Memorials or Mass Cards would be appreciated.

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  • Lynn (Sunday, October 11 15 12:38 am EDT)

    Rest in Peace Ed. Thank you for all the fun memorable times at Over the Edge. You always called me "Margo's Mom". My deepest sympathy to your family.

  • Le Roy G. Barnett (Sunday, October 11 15 09:47 pm EDT)

    Ed was one of the most generous persons I've had the pleasure of meeting. I will always remember what a gracious host he was to kin and friend alike. I'm confident his reward on the other shore
    includes the same kindhearted hospitality he bestowed upon others. May his considerate and gentle way serve as a role model for those he leaves behind.

  • tglaser (Monday, October 12 15 09:45 am EDT)

    Dear Family,
    Ed was a very kind person when he found out that I was a religious brother. He was shocked!!! When I visited the edge with my friend he would always ask how the children were doing? We had many
    laughs together. He will be remember in my daily prayers and rosary.

    Brother Tom O.S.F.

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