Janet E. Pawley (nee Vogel) of Cary, Il. Formerly of Palos Heights passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on June 15th.

Loving Wife for 55 yrs. to the Late James A. Pawley.

Loving Mother of Carl ( Kimberly ), Debra ( Leonard ) Pearson, Kathryn ( Joseph ) Zamovich, Jeannette (Larry) Langley and the Late Cheryl.

Grandmother of 5.

Daughter of the Late Fred and Mary Vogel.

Sister of Helen ( Jerry ) Kubin and the late Marion.

Sister in Law of Loretta Pawley.

Visitation Monday, June 19th from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the Kerry Funeral Home 7020 W. 127th St. Palos Heights, Il.

Lying in State Tuesday June 20th, 9:00 am until time of Services 10:00 am at the Church of the Transfiguration 86th Ave.  and 123rd Street Palos Park, Il.

Interment private.

Family wished to offer their Thanks to the Vitas Hospice and Home Instead Senior Care for their care and support.

In Lieu of Flowers Memorials to the American Cancer Society or charity of you choosing would be appreciated.

Lynn Joseph McGrath, Proud Marine Corps Veteran.


Beloved husband of the late Mildred (nee Yates).

Loving father of the late Jeffrey (Kim), Lynmarie, Lisa, James (Sheryl) & John (Alicia) McGrath.

Proud grandfather of Anthony, Samantha, Frank, Sydney, David, Justin, Cody, Jake, Kyleigh, Jeremy, Joshua, Skylar, Matthew, Megan, Aidan & Liam.

Cherished great grandfather of Bryan & Leonardo.

Dear brother of Maureen (Max), Robert (Mary) & Richard (Joanne).

Kind uncle of many.


Visitation Monday, June 19th from 3 until 9 p.m. with a service and military honors at 8 p.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.


Interment will be private.

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  • Michael McGrath (Monday, June 26 17 03:50 pm EDT)

    Jeff, Lynmarie, Lisa, Jimmy and Johnny, it is with a heavy heart I send this. I apologize for not being there for you, we had a trip for our 20th wedding in Maui that we have been planning with the kids for 2.5 years. We all loved your Dad and know he is in a better place. Unfortunately, we want him hear with us. Take the peace an solitude that he loved you so very much, and he is in a better place now sharing God's warmth with your Mom Milly. I used to love to come out to your house and play with all of you, I will always choose to remember the good times we had with your dad, he was a great man an we all loved him very much! Love always Michael, Megan, William, and Sean McGrath. May peace and love find it's way into your hearts. You mom and dad are gone but they will always be with you!!!

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Genevieve R. Smoter (nee Gabrys).


Beloved wife of the late John W. Smoter.

Loving mother of Diane Cirillo, Kathleen (Daniel) Doczy, Kenneth Smoter & Jon (Jennifer) Smoter.

Cherished grandmother of Courtney (Steven), Shanna (Nicholas), Romney, Lauren, Ryan, Dayne, Devin & Drake.

Adoring great grandmother of Nathan, Alex, Gianna & Max.


Visitation SATURDAY, June 17th from 4 until 7 p.m.


Chapel prayers MONDAY, June 19th, 10:30 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Incarnation Church, Mass 11:00 a.m.


Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, contributions to Catholic Charities, 721 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654 would be appreciated.

Lena Zattera nee Faccin, age 88. Longtime Palos Heights resident formerly of Chicago’s Kensington neighborhood.


Wife of the late Valentino Zattera.

Mother of Walter (Sophia), and Dennis (Ronda).

Grandmother of Lauren Mika, Joshua, Kristin, Monica, Michael and Sam Zattera, Victoria and Michelle Mitchell.

Sister of Giovanni Faccin, and the late Maria Faccin, Agnese Faccin and Cecilia Milani.


Visitation Thursday from 3 until 8 p.m. Services Friday morning, 11:00 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.


Entombment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Worth.

Thomas F. Ready


Loving husband of the late Anna Mae (nee Ferguson); devoted father of Anna Mae (the late Richard) Dunbar, Raymond (the late Mary) Marita, Regan (Renee) and Regina.

Cherished grandfather of Bridget (Jose) Rivero, Molly Duignan, Colleen Dunbar, Scott Dunbar, and Raymond Ready Jr.

Dear great grandfather of Rafael(Rafa) Rivero, Finian Rivero, and Ela Rivero.

beloved son of the late James & Winifred (nee Quinn) Ready.

beloved brother of the late James Ready, the late Marie A. Ready, the late Raymond Ready, and the late Margaret ( the late Raymond) Desalvo.


Visitation Thursday 2-9 PM at Kerry Funeral Home 7020 W. 127th Street Palos Heights, IL 60463.


Funeral 9:15 AM from Kerry Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Church Mass 10 AM. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital.


Betty J. Sullivan (nee Kerr).


Beloved wife of the late Richard M. for nearly 46 years.

Loving mother of Richard D.D.S. (Patricia), Deborah (Tony) Fruth, Daniel (Susan), Cynthia (David D.D.S.) Levy, Cathleen (Daniel) Kingore & Brian (Christine) Sullivan.

Cherished grandmother of Christine, Erin, Dennis (Kim), Sean, Elizabeth, Meghan (Daniel), Shannon, Peter (Tara), Patrick (Brittney), Matthew (Courtney), Allison (Patrick), Melissa (Brett), Brian Jr. & Alexandra.

Adoring great grandmother of 12.

Dear sister of the late Earl (Thea Nelle) Kerr.

Fond niece of Dorothy Gramberg.

Kind aunt of the late Steven (Diane) Kerr, Thomas (Donna) Kerr & Sherry (Ken) Craig.


Visitation Wednesday, June 14th from 3 until 8 p.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights


Family & Friends will gather Thursday, June 15th at Saint Alexander Church, 7026 W. 126th Street, Palos Heights, Mass 10:00 a.m.


Interment Saint Mary Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Diabetes Association, 55 E. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603 would be appreciated.

Susan C. Ochi (nee Mikols)


Funeral services and interment will be private.

Jean M. Tiesch (nee Ahrens)


 Funeral services and interment will be private.

Joseph M. Engerski, of Palos Heights, IL peacefully passed at age 88.


Beloved husband of Lois(Berg).

Loving father of Joseph (Nancy), Marvin (Dot), Cynthia Campbell (Jerome); Trevor (Lauren) & Tanner (Samantha), Gae Skager (Edward); Kristen (Derek Marion), Kevin & Lauren, Margaret Wiehoff (John); Rachel, Theresa (Dane Warming) & Michelle, Lisa Cohen; Kyle (Yasmin) & Erika.

Great-grandchildren; Liam Campbell, Peter & Teddy Marion, Hadley & Tatum Warming and Aubrey Cohen.

Survived by brother Jerome (Judy) and many nieces and nephews. Dear brother of late Robert (Marilyn).

Preceded in death by parents; Joseph and Genevieve (nee Gawlinski). 


Devout Polish Catholic, Knights of Columbus, Mechanical Engineer Purdue University, Vice President Verson International, singer, accordion player, Polka dancer, church lector, volunteer, joke teller, avid golfer, skier, sports enthusiast. Go Bulls!


Resided in IL, PA, Belgium & England. Traveled the world speaking many languages with a zest for life and love of people.  His vibrant personality would light up any room, building friendships in all his endeavors. Joe is greatly loved and will be dearly missed. Gratitude for those who loyally cared for him in his final years. Included are his dear friends,family, Oak Hills neighbors, caregivers Angela, Donna, Lucy, Rita, Janina  and a host of doctors, nurses and those at Palos Community Hospital. We are grateful for your compassion.


Family & Friends will gather Saturday, June 10th, 11:30 am for a Memorial Mass of Resurrection at Saint Alexander Church, 7025 W 126th Street, Palos Heights.


Interment will be private.


In lieu of flowers, donations to ALSA MN www.alsamn.org is appreciated. 


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

A. Raymond Schwaller


Devoted and loving husband of Mary Ellen (nee Cawley). Dearly loved father of Mary Beth (Paul) Sanchez, Rosellen (John) Brannigan, Nancy (fiancé Dennis Leuver) and Michael.  Adored Papa of Elizabeth (fiancé Nicholas Connolly) & Thomas Sanchez, Michael & Matthew Brannigan. Esteemed brother of Rita Ritchie (the late Robert), Eileen McGrath (the late Thomas), and the late Nicholas. Fond brother-in-law of Ann Jane Pence (the late Edward) Fritsch (Basil), and Richard Cawley (the late Linda) (Peggy).  Revered uncle and great uncle to many. 1945 graduate of Leo High School and 1949 graduate of DePaul University.


Ray founded Schwaller Insurance Agency on Ascension Day, 1954.   As an Independent Agent he worked tirelessly to serve his clients.   He counted among his many friends loyal customers, insurance company executives and underwriters, and fellow friendly competitors.  He was so passionate about his vocation that he came into the office every day until he was over 87 years old, and remained engaged in the business even thereafter.


Ray also served his church and community. He was a Fourth Degree and past Grand Knight of Ridge Council 1703, member of Fr. Perez Knights of Columbus Council 1444 and fifty-five year active member of the Beverly Ridge Lions Club (Melvin Jones Fellowship Award recipient). He was a generous supporter of DePaul University Athletic Foundation, Notre Dame Athletics and Leo Alumni Association. He served on the Board of Trustees at Mother McAuley High School and was a recipient of the Catherine McAuley Leadership Award .


In lieu of flowers, donations graciously accepted by the family to be contributed to Ray’s many best-loved charities would be appreciated.


Visitation Friday, June 2nd from 3 until 9 p.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.


Family & Friends will gather Saturday, June 3rd, directly to Saint Alexander Church, 7025 W. 126th Street, Palos Heights. for a Mass of Resurrection, 10 a.m.


Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Anna Jakymec (nee Dreczewcz).



Family and friends will gather Friday, June 2nd at Saint Nicholas Ukranian Cemetery for committal prayers.

Penny I. Werschkul (nee Luisi)


Beloved wife of Michael S. Werschkul.

Loving mother of Erica (Scott) Plastiak, Melissa (Scott) Turek, Veronica & Michael Werschkul Jr.

Cherished grandmother of Willow, Adam, Amber & Ryker.

Dear sister of Melody (Gary) Larson & Marie Luisi.

Fond sister-in-law of Duane (Dennis) Seward, Diane Werschkul, Donna Lee & Darlene (Rich) Olenoski.

Kind aunt of many nieces & nephews.


Visitation Thursday, June 1st from 3 until 9 p.m.


Chapel service Friday, June 2nd, 10 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Concordia Cemetery in Forest Park.

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