Paul T. Switzer

Funeral service and interment will be private.

Edward A. Gentile

Father of Steven (Maggie) Gentile, Michael (Robin) Gentile & Gina (Randy) Bucki. Grandfather of David (Barb), Ashley (Ramiz) Fakhouri, Marc (Emma) & Samantha Bucki. Great Grandfather of Kendall, Abby, Emelia & Isabella. Son of the late; Joseph & Antonietta (nee Martino) Gentile. Brother of Norma (Al) Vittorini & late Joseph (Maryann) Gentile.  ***COVID 19 mandates; masks are required to attend the funeral services; no gathering is allowed to accommodate all guests paying their respects and the funeral home kitchen is closed to food and refreshments. Visitation Wednesday, December 30th from 9 a.m. until time of chapel service 12:00 p.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.  Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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  • Linda D Gentile (Monday, December 28 20 06:03 pm EST)

    Love you Uncle Ed! You will be missed! Hope you're in heaven with all your loved ones!

  • Tes Majthenyi (Sunday, January 24 21 07:38 am EST)

    To be reunited with your Mum and Dad, your brother,Joe and your second wife Barbara .... This will be one heck of a reunion. Rest in peace darling Edward... you answered the call and I am sad not to be able to say goodbye. Lots of love .

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Barbara J. Miller (nee Bergmark)

Funeral Services & Interment will be private.

Donna Tanis

Funeral Services will take place at Beverly Cemetery.

Sophie C. Switala

Funeral Services & Interment will be private.

Annette H. Hallagan (nee Kiddoo)

Beloved wife of the late Kevin J. Hallagan. Loving mother of Anne Marie (David) Vasil, Patricia (Mark) Falimirski, Mary Jo (Joseph) Jenkins, Theresa (Kevin) King, late Sharon (Mike) Pellizzari & Meghan (Tim) Hallagan-Watts. Cherished grandmother of Joseph, Mary Therese & Patrick Vasil, Kaleigh, Ethan, Colin & Regan Falimirski, Brendan, Sean & Shannon Jenkins, Daniel, Kevin, Jack & Emily King, Heather Pellizzari, Aidan, Keelin, Aislin & Liam Watts. Adoring great grandmother of Charlie, Abby, Evie & Ben King. Devoted sister of Alberta (late Richard) Cody. Dear sister-in-law of Edward Dainko, Sharon O’Keefe & Kathleen (William) Wilson. Kind aunt of many nieces & nephews.   **Phase 4 COVID 19 mandates; masks are required to attend the funeral services; no gathering is allowed in order to accommodate all guests paying their respects and funeral home kitchen is closed to food and refreshments. Visitation Tuesday, December 22nd from 5 until 8 p.m. Chapel prayers Wednesday, December 23rd, 9:30 a.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Saint Alexander Church, Mass 10:00 a.m. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Little Sisters of the Poor, 80 W. Northwest Highway, Palatine, IL 60067 would be appreciated.

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  • Margaret Latronica Ward (Wednesday, December 23 20 12:18 pm EST)

    Hallagan Family,

    I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Your entire family are in my thoughts.

    All you girls were always nice people.

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John M. Seleb Sr.

Funeral Services & Interment will be private.

Noreen C. Goldrick

Devoted daughter of the late; Michael & Esther (nee Conway) Goldrick. Loving sister of Margaret M. & the late Ann Therese Goldrick. Adoring cousin & great cousin of many. ***COVID 19 mandates; masks are required to attend the funeral services; no gathering is allowed in order to accommodate all guests paying their respects and funeral home kitchen is closed to food and refreshments.  Visitation Saturday, December 19th from 8:30 a.m. until time of chapel prayers 10:30 a.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Our Lady of the Woods Church, Mass 11:00 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Antonio Joseph Ferraro

U.S. Navy Veteran during WWII. Beloved husband of Mary A. (nee Reuter) Ferraro. Loving father of Robert (Cathy) Ferraro, Sharon Ferraro, late Raymond (Irene) Strutz & Kathryn (George) Raman. Cherished grandfather of Kathryn (Ken), Edward (Carolyn), Christopher (Erin), Scott (Cindy), Daniel, Kristin (Ben) & Karyn (Mark). Adoring great grandfather “papa” of 15. Dear brother of Rose (late Nick) Diorio & Antoinette Ferraro. Kind uncle of Nick Diorio, Paulette (John) Cesario & Michael (Edita) Diorio. Antonio dedicated 20 years to Meals on Wheels for Palos Community Hospital & was an avid Chicago Bears Fan.   ***COVID 19 mandates; masks are required to attend the funeral services; no gathering is allowed in order to accommodate all guests paying their respects and funeral home kitchen is closed to food and refreshments. Visitation Saturday, December 19th from 9 a.m. until time chapel prayers 10:30 a.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Incarnation Church, Mass 11:00 a.m.   Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Edward M. Dombrowski

Age 63 of Palos Heights, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 9th 2020 at St. Joseph Hospital in Joliet, Illinois. Beloved Husband of Mary E. nee Rekruciak. Brother of Paul Dombrowski, James Dombrowksi, Thomas (Audrey) Dombrowksi, John (Ruth) Dombrowski, Mary (Dan) Sucich,  Ellen Johnson, Joe (Michele) Dombrowski, Pat (Anette) Dombrowski, Mark (Emily) Dombrowski, and Virginia (Bob Buttala, Jr.). Dear Son of Joseph Dombrowski & the late Virginia White. Friend of Chris ( Virgil ) Bennet. Uncle and Great Uncle and Friend to Many. Family & Friends attending the funeral services will be by INVITE ONLY at the Kerry Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights, Mass at Saint Alexander Church and Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. 41 year owner of Edward Dombrowki Landscape, Inc. Member and Usher of St. Alexander Parish, Knights of Columbus & the Palos Heights Beautification Committee.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation in Ed's name.

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  • Phillip and Bernadette Pajak (Friday, December 11 20 09:54 am EST)

    Our sincere condolences to Mary. Ed was a great guy and we will miss him.

  • Diane & Kevin Reynolds (Friday, December 11 20 10:51 am EST)

    Mary, Our prayers and condolences to you and Ed's family. He was such a part of the family of St. Alexander. Always a smile, and ready to help.

  • Eileen Lunter (Friday, December 11 20 11:38 am EST)

    Mary we were so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. He was always smiling, willing to help anyone, including St Alexander, St Vincent de Paul and the City of Palos Heights. We will miss him. Praying for you and his family. Paul and Eileen Lunter

  • Fr. Frank A. Kurucz (Friday, December 11 20 01:08 pm EST)

    Mary, you are in my prayers. Ed was a wonderful man and it was always good to see you at the 7:00AM Mass. I will offer a Mass for him this weekend.

  • Mark Dombrowski (Friday, December 11 20 02:08 pm EST)

    My brother Eddie was a man of deep faith, love, and gratitude. So many exceptional memories: Ed and Nick taking me and my friends on camping trips, Ed dropping me off at college in the fall of 81', summers working for his landscape company, morning mass at St Alexander, and enjoying his Palos Heights garden home with Mary and many friends. We will miss him so much but take great comfort in the knowledge that the many terrific years we've shared together are not equal to even the first instant of our guaranteed eternal life in Christ.

  • Marlene Sheahan Rogers (Friday, December 11 20 07:18 pm EST)

    Mary, I’m praying for you. I’m so sorry to hear about Ed’s passing.

  • Elizabeth Arcus (Friday, December 11 20 10:53 pm EST)

    Uncle Ed, my godfather, was a strong and hard working man. An inspiration to so many for his work ethic and perseverance. I will miss his smile and remember sunny Michigan days with fondness.

  • Ronald A Longanecker (Saturday, December 12 20 10:22 am EST)

    My condolences to Mary & the family. I knew Ed for many years as we met at different events or locations in Palos . Always had great conversations. Palos will miss him. Ron & Pat Longanecker

  • Julie Pietrzak (Saturday, December 12 20 05:57 pm EST)

    From one gardener to another Ed and I had this in common. He is also one of those people who will be remembered today and everyday.........Mary, may friends comfort you, faith uphold you, and loving memories heal your heart.

  • Phil / Pam Lindstrom (Sunday, December 13 20 01:49 pm EST)

    Sorry to hear - condolences to his family. We always enjoyed talking to him.

  • Steve/Carol Stefan (Sunday, December 13 20 10:36 pm EST)

    Ed has beautified our front & back yard for years. We will miss him and his creative ideas. He was always one of our favorite people to talk with about the history of Palos Heights.

  • GARY LeCompte (Monday, December 14 20 09:21 am EST)

    My cousin Ed and I began to share our faith some 10 years ago. Because of our “families” ties we shared growing up stories and that was always enjoyable. As we both continued to mature in years and in our faith we realized we were more than cousins but have become “brothers” in Christ! I know that he is at peace and that we will see each other again and that brings me that same peace.

  • Karen Curran (Monday, December 14 20 10:58 am EST)

    God bless you and your family. My love and prayers for you.

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Michael A. Mitchell

Of Hickory Hills, IL passed away on December 6, 2020.  He was born in Detroit, MI on May 23, 1957.  He was the beloved husband of Kelly Mitchell (nee Mack).  Survived by his loving son, Morgan A. Mitchell.   Michael was one of 3 children:  Dennis Mitchell and Karen Gainer (Mitchell).  He was preceded in death by his parents, Errol L. Mitchell and Marsalean Mitchell (Engel).   Mike worked very hard supporting his family as a Heavy Duty Tow Truck Operator for West & Sons Towing in Addison, IL.  He was very active in his son’s Boy Scout Troop #728 for many years.  Mike attended University of Michigan and DePaul University.   Mike loved baseball, hockey, NASCAR, trains and motorcycles.  He was a big history buff of World War I and World War II.   He was kind, loving and had a big heart.  He will be missed by family and friends.   The family will have a Memorial Service at a later date.  They would like to thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes.

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  • Karen and Bobby Shamasko (Monday, December 07 20 08:32 pm EST)

    Mike was a great person to know! He was always there to help someone when needed, he loved his family fiercely, and lived life to the fullest. We will truly miss his great presence, stories, laughter and smile! Love to you Kelly and Morgan (and Don)

  • Sharon (Tuesday, December 08 20 01:16 am EST)

    Mike was a great father and always supported Morgan in his Special Olympics sports at Stagg. To young to be taken from his wife and son. Peace

  • Alex Fields (Tuesday, December 08 20 01:24 am EST)

    I’m so sorry to hear this... Had many great memories with Mr. Mitchell through the years of scouting. He will be missed by many, including my brothers and I. Thoughts and prayers your way.

  • Gary Dorencz (Tuesday, December 08 20 08:15 am EST)

    My deepest sympathy . It’s difficult times like this Morgan as an Eagle Scout you’ll be strong for your mom and yourself. Only meeting your dad once I remember smoke on his face the night you passed your EBOR. It was like the SUN! Our prayers are with your family.

  • Lanece and Trevon (Tuesday, December 08 20 08:47 am EST)

    My heart felt condolences to Kelly and Morgan. Mike was one of kindest men I know. He treated my son as his own with no hesitation. When I had a family member pass he was right there to help me with getting a buyer for a tow truck and made sure the deal was right! Mike you are going to be truly missed! Gone too soon!

  • Jake Fields (Tuesday, December 08 20 01:49 pm EST)

    I’m very sorry to hear this. Mr. Mitchell was such a cheerful, helpful and kind man who always did what he could for our troop. Like Alex said, many great memories. He will be missed.

  • Doug Gainer (Tuesday, December 08 20 06:05 pm EST)

    Mike Mitchell was a devoted husband and father to Kelly and Morgan brother to Dennis and Karen son to Enroll and Marcie and a great brother in law to me a very knowledgeable man when it came to things about WW2 and Navy ships it's not goodbye it's when we see you down the road Mike RIP .

  • Bill, Dianne & Anthony Fosco (Tuesday, December 08 20 08:02 pm EST)

    Our deepest condolences to Kelly, Morgan and Mike's entire family.
    We had the privilege to meet him through the Special Olympics Sports at Stagg High School; which he was a great supporter of.
    Hopefully thoughts of his smile, his accomplishments, his love for his family and of happy times from the past will bring some comfort to ease your sorrow.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Kaylan Mitchell (Tuesday, December 08 20 11:55 pm EST)

    My most favorite memory of my Uncle Mike: My rock band was opening a show at the Beat Kitchen in Chicago. The show was sold out, but somehow my dad had told him and he had gotten a ticket in time (or bribed the door guy - I’ll never know). The room was packed, we were tuning, the lights dimmed and the show was about to start - and I who did I see making their way up to the front row? Uncle Mike. He stayed in the front row the entire show. It meant the world to me and I was so glad to connect with him there. This was over a decade ago, but the memory made such a lasting impact.

    Morgan and Kelly, my thoughts are with you both. I wish you both strength in these tough times. My condolences - Uncle Mike was truly awesome.

    Love you both,

  • Karen Gainer (Wednesday, December 09 20 08:55 am EST)

    Mike was my brother he wasn't always the nicest when I was a kid but later in our life it changed and. I think we became friends as well as brother and sister he sure loved to talk but I wouldn't change anything I will miss him so much and Mohan and Kelly you to are in my prayers always I love you and.if you need anything or just a ear to listen I will be here love Karen. Also Mike took me to my first two concerts so hats off and thank you miss you

  • Ed & Janet Wolf (Wednesday, December 09 20 03:13 pm EST)

    We have worked with him for 34 years, saw him in work and out of the work place Very injoyable person he will be greatly missed

  • Nicholas Senese (Wednesday, December 09 20 08:22 pm EST)

    I remember the one time, Mike showed my mom and I pictures of trucks at his company and we loved them. I'm going to miss you Mike.

  • Peter and Mary Lipp (Wednesday, December 09 20 11:08 pm EST)

    We loved Mike ! He loved talking about all the things he loved baseball and lots of sports ! He especially loved spending time with Morgan and Kelly! This year he bought a camper and was so proud of it! The three of them went camping a few times and were really enjoying it!! He was one of the nicest people I’ve known and so loved by so many , he will be missed terribly by the whole family!!

  • Mary Mitchell (Thursday, December 10 20 03:37 pm EST)

    Mike was a wonderful brother in law. We didn't get to see each other often but he was always fun and full of stories when we did. One of my favorite stories is an old one. He and Dennis were lighting off fireworks in the backyard and the bottle rocket they lit tipped and rocketed right into the shed where all the rest of the fireworks were sitting. Of course they all ignited and were shooting out in all directions. It was a brief but explosive fireworks display. Of course they both were laughing like lunatics. Good times. Good memories. He will be dearly missed. Kelly and Morgan, you are both in our thoughts. Please know we are here for you both.

  • Diane, John & Johnny Damme (Friday, December 11 20 04:26 pm EST)

    Our deepest sympathy to Kelly and Morgan. Mike was a kind man, had a great sense of humor and could sure tell a story. He will be missed.

  • Bob West - West & Sons Towing (Friday, December 11 20 05:45 pm EST)

    Mike was a huge part of West & Sons Towing – he always went above and beyond what needed to be done. He started with the company in 1988.
    He was professional, always had a good attitude, always went out of his way to give our customers the best possible service, no matter what.
    He was the ‘go to’ guy for drivers if they needed help – he always had the answers – they nicknamed him “The Wizard”.
    He kept in touch with Bob, Sr., after retiring and not at the office on a day to day basis – he would take the time to call him and to ask how he was doing and fill him in on what's going on at the shop.
    There are not enough words to describe Mike, he was basically an all around good guy that would do all he could to help someone out.
    He will be greatly missed by all.
    We would like to express our sincere condolences to Kelly, Morgan and the Mitchell Family.

  • Lori Allen (Saturday, December 12 20 12:23 am EST)

    Mike was like a Brother to me, his sister (Karen)!is my best friend. I met the Mitchell family back when I was 4, and buyn the time I was 10 I had that little girl crush on michael. I believed I was going to marry Mike one day, I rememember going on camping trips with his sister and the family, and I would follow him everywhere. I'm sure he thought I was a little brat. Back then well time went on, years..26 to be exact at Mike's sisters wedding.. sadly 3 years ago we lost Mrs Mitchell, and I am so thankful that I was able to fly back to Michigan to be with my second family.where I got to see Michael and meet his son Morgan. There wasn't much time to catch up but But I am blessed to have been able to be with the family during there loss.Michael I know we will see you again one day and be able to finally catch up. Tell Mom and dad Mitchell and grandma and grandpa earl I love them. Condolence to Morgan and your wife and sending love to your siblings Karen and Dennis I love you and thank you for always making me feel like family.

  • Sue & Marc Peterson (Saturday, December 12 20 09:22 pm EST)

    Mike will be missed so much in our family. Mike always had a smile and laugh that would light up the room. He was such a good Dad to Morgan and loved Kelly so much! My heart breaks for you guys and we are sending so many hugs and prayers to you.

  • Linas Matonis (Tuesday, December 15 20 09:42 am EST)

    My deepest condolences to Kelly and Morgan. Mike was an important part of our Scout Troop. He always made sure the trailer got to the camp out. He was always friendly with many great stories. He will be missed.

  • Morgan Mitchell (Thursday, December 17 20 08:25 pm EST)

    My dad was my best friend in the whole world and I love him very much and I promise him I would see him in heaven on day I'm going to miss him every day and night I love you dad

  • Kimberly (Friday, December 18 20 12:22 pm EST)

    Mike was a wonderful person who would do anything for you. He treated every single person he met with kindness and compassion. Didn’t think twice when he was asked for help- he just helped. Mike was a second dad to me and I honestly can’t believe he’s gone.

    Till we meet again, I love you.

  • Judith Moro(Dennis Mother-In-Law) (Friday, December 18 20 06:08 pm EST)

    Kelly and Morgan, So very sorry
    for your loss. I know this so both are in my
    thoughts and prayers.

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  • Nicholas Senese (Wednesday, December 09 20 08:19 pm EST)

    I remember the one time, Mike showed my mom and I pictures of trucks at his company, and we loved them. I'm going to miss Mike.

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Dorothy L. Brasic

Funeral service and interment at Saint Mary Cemetery will be private.

George B. Horalek

age 89. Beloved husband of Marilyn (nee Long). Loving father of Janet (Frank) Kahr, Susan (Michael) Sullivan, Carol Horalek & Joan (Peter) Kobs. Cherished grandfather of 9. Adoring great grandfather of 7. Dear brother of the late Frank (Jenny) Horalek. Proud member of the Chicago South Elks 1596. Due to the Pandemic and concern for our extended relatives and friends, Funeral Services and Interment will be private.

Everett "Bud" Skimerhorn

Funeral service and interment will be private.

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  • Mary Ellen Levine (Thursday, December 03 20 01:05 pm EST)

    Mary, I am so sorry to hear this news, Its a shock. I enjoyed his enthusiasm for Karaoke and his happy disposition. You are in my prayers. Ill be talking to you. Please take care of yourself.

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Roby Schrader

Funeral service and interment will be private.

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