Leonard R. Jablonski

 Was called home to heaven on May 20, 2021.   He was born on May 21, 1949 to Estelle and Leonard J. Jablonski and lived in the Chicagoland area all of his life.  He proudly served his country as an airman in the U.S. Navy and his sense of patriotism was shared with all who knew him.  There was never a plane flying overhead in the sky that he could not name.  He was a driver for Local 705 and safely drove many trucks over a million miles in his career without an accident.  He enjoyed many things during his retirement including reading books, solving crosswords, fishing, his truck, cigars, The Chicago Bears, reruns of MASH, Frank Sinatra, “Za”, The History Channel, The Three Stooges, listening to the news station and shooting guns at his sportsman’s club. His daughter and grandchildren were the pride and joy of his life.  The legacy of his kind heart and spirit as well as his sense of humor will be remembered by all who had the honor of knowing him.   Leonard was the beloved father of Tracey (Paul) Martinez and loving grandfather to Antonio and Sophia.  He is survived by his siblings: Carol (Ray) Wisinski, Robert (Lynn) Jablonski, Sharon (Bob) Hartley, and Ronald (Loretta) Jablonski.  He was a loving uncle to:  Sheri (Bill) Granger, Lynn (Bill) Eklund, Ron Jablonski, Michael Jablonski, Bob Hartley, and Sarah Jablonski.  He is survived by his former wife, Candice.   Memorial mass will be held for family and friends at St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 Illinois Rte 59, Plainfield, IL. 60544 on Monday, June 21 at 10:30am.   Private interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL.

Kenneth H. Kehl, DDS

Beloved husband for 71 years of Lucille M. Kehl, nee Benson.   Loving father of Carolyn (Ken) Nissen, the late Cathy Kehl, Kenneth A. Kehl, DDS (Arlene Siavelis Kehl), Cristy Kehl (Michael Bazzo, PhD), Kim (Lori) Kehl, Cheryl (Dave) Halper, and Michelle (Mark) Schmidt.   Devoted grandfather of Kenneth L. Kehl, MD (Ekaterina Gladysheva Kehl, MD), Lauren (Mike) Ryba, late Mark Nissen, Kevin R. Kehl, and Kristen (Scott) Cardimen.   great-grandfather of Colton and Kyleigh Ryba, Brandon K. Kehl, and Anderson Cardimen   brother-in-law of the late Robert (Marlene) Benson.   Fond uncle and dear friend to many.    Preceded in death by his parents Dr. Sylvester and Carolyn Kehl, Audrey Kehl, and Linda Kehl.    Practiced general dentistry in Chicago, Evergreen Park, and Palos Heights for over 45 years.  Alumni of Notre Dame University and Loyola University School of Dentistry.    Visitation on Tuesday, June 1st from 5 to 8 pm at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights, IL 60463.    Family and friends will gather on Wednesday, June 2nd, 12:00 p.m. for Mass at Incarnation Catholic Church, 5757 West 127th Street, Crestwood, IL 60418. Followed by Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 6001 West 111th Street, Worth, IL 60482. In lieu of flowers, memorial donation to Incarnation Catholic Church Building Maintenance Fund (www.incarnationcatholic.com ), or Notre Dame University Marching Band ( www.giving.nd.edu ), or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation ( www.cff.org ), or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (www.nationalmssociety.org/Donate) would be appreciated.

Joseph J. Kosiak

 Age 74, passed away peacefully at home on May 15, 2021. Loving husband and best friend to Mary (nee O’Reilly). Beloved father to Jennifer, Michael (Laura), and Karen. Proud and doting Papa to Andrej and Colin. Brother of Michael (Carol) and Mary Ann. Preceded in death by parents Michael & Emma (nee Gedmin) Kosiak. Friend and brother-in-law of Eileen & Mike Tyrrell, Maureen & Larry Palmer, and Tom & Nanci O’Reilly. Uncle to Christine (Mark) Magdzriarz, Brian (Kelly) Tyrrell, Kathy (Mike) Kruse, Tim (Julie) Palmer, Kevin (Kelly) Palmer, John Palmer, Tim (Andrea) O’Reilly, Sean O’Reilly, and Carrie Ann Kosiak. Joe was a graduate of St. Rita H.S. (64) where he played on the football National Championship team. He earned a scholarship to Drake University (69), where he won the honor of being named Lineman of the Decade. Then, he earned a Master's Degree at Loyola University (73). Joe took great pride in being a teacher and coach for the Chicago Public School System for 38 years. His kindness and laughter will be missed by both family and friends.  Memorial visitation Monday, May 24th from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. with a service at 7 p.m.  Funeral procession gathering will be at 10 a.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.on Tuesday, May 25th. Inurnment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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  • David Lindemann (Tuesday, May 18 21 09:08 pm EDT)

    My dear dear friend,Joe had a genuine personality ,always engaging. We palled around together through adolescence on the learn as you go plan. I cherish the memories .My love to the family.

  • John Elifson (Tuesday, May 18 21 10:07 pm EDT)

    Joe and I started our college football careers together at U of Nebraska and then transferred together to Drake University. He was the toughest football player I ever played with, but with a kind and gracious heart. Our sympathies to his family.

  • Bill Presler (Tuesday, May 18 21 11:25 pm EDT)

    My best friend. I know that I will never get over the loss of Joe. We spent a lot of time together over the years, but it wasn't enough and now it never will be. Rest easy buddy.

  • Tom Prendergast (Wednesday, May 19 21 05:27 pm EDT)

    I have wonderful memories of Joe from when we were young. My heart goes out to his family. I know he will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace.

  • Butch Tornabeni (Thursday, May 20 21 08:52 am EDT)

    My sympathies to Mary, brother Mike and the whole Kosiak Family. Over the last couple of days I have had many memories of the times spent with Joe growing up in the old neighborhood and what a great time and place it was.Many enjoyable times spent in Dave Lindemann's basement. Joe worked hard and played hard great example.God bless you all.

  • Paul Kasten (Monday, May 24 21 08:12 am EDT)

    Joe and I have been close friends from far away for almost 50 yr. He was a kind hearted, loveable, funny, friend who loved his family and cherished his friendships with others. He was never at a loss for words. Most of the time he was telling us about his children and grandson. He was very proud to be a husband, father and grandfather. The thing I will miss most about Joe is the planning of our annual fishing trip. Right Bill!!

  • Karen & John Stalmack (Monday, May 24 21 06:38 pm EDT)

    We had the pleasure of meeting Joe in Tinley Park,Il. His son moved
    next door(S) on 67th Court. He introduced himself as Joesph, wife
    Mary & son Mike (Jesus).He was always in our neighborhood when needed and during family gatherings. A Gentle Giant will be miss by all. So sorry for the loss of a Husband, Father,Grandfather, Uncle & Friend.

    Giant will be missed by all.

  • Barbara Smith Murphy (Friday, May 28 21 04:12 pm EDT)

    I have wonderful memories of Joe. He actually taught me the proper way to watch a window using newspaper. My condolences to the whole family on the loss of such a good man way to early,

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Julie Lynn Fritschle

Julie was born to this life on May 8, 1967 and lived more than 30 of her 54 years at Elim Christian & Bethshan Association, which become her second family. She was a very loving person, always with a quick smile for everyone. She lived in the moment and created a happy place for herself.   Julie loved music and dancing and enjoyed having a good time.   She is survived by her mother Millicent, her brother Brad and sister-in-law Maggie.   Julie is preceded in death by her brother Mark and her father John.   Dear cousin and niece of many.   Memorial Visitation Saturday, May 29th from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. with a Memorial Service at 12 p.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.   Interment will be private.   In Lieu of flowers, donation to the Bethshan Association 12927 S Monitor Ave Palos Heights, IL 60463 would be appreciated.

Mary E. Boyle (nee Brown)

Beloved wife of James W. Boyle Loving mother of Patrick (Aimee) Kelly, James V. (Rachel) Boyle & Michael Boyle. Adoring grandmother of Hannah, Ryan & Josh Kelly, Lily, Sam, Jackson & Maxwell Boyle. Dear sister of James (Marge) Brown & Marlene Ferraro. Mary graduated from the University of St. Francis with a bachelor’s degree and was a longtime employee of Moraine Valley Community College. Please note:  For the health and safety of all and in order to accommodate all family and friends, we ask that you keep your visit brief.  Facial coverings and social distancing are required.  The funeral home kitchen is closed to food and refreshments. Visitation Tuesday, May 11th from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. Chapel prayers Wednesday, May 12th, 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 Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL

Milagros Acevedo (nee Rodriguez)

Funeral Services & Inurnment will take place at a later date.

Frank A. Czerwinski

(age 60), suddenly passed on April 30th, 2021 at his home in Orland Park, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents; Frank and Arlene Czerwinski. Beloved Husband of Candace L. (née Schroeder) Czerwinski. Loving Father of Frank (Brianne), Ami (Nick) Stazzone, Nicole Wessels, Melanie (Eric) Hosty, and Hailey Czerwinski. Proud Papa of Brayden, Morgan, Ryan, Anthony, Wyatt, Eve, Jack, Callen and Sawyer. Dear Brother of Donna and Theresa. Uncle of many nieces and nephews and a Friend to all. Frank honorably served the Sheriff's Department from 1991 to when he recently retired.  Visitation Friday, May 7th from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127TH Street, Palos Heights.   Please note:  For the health and safety of all and in order to accommodate all family and friends, we ask that you keep your visit brief.  Facial coverings and social distancing are required.  The funeral home kitchen is closed to food and refreshments.  Funeral Services and Interment will be private. 

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  • Luciano Panici , Judge (Tuesday, May 04 21 06:10 pm EDT)

    My deepest condolences to Frank’s family. He was the best deputy in bond and preliminary court. The Markham family will surely miss him.
    My prayers are with him.

  • Gil & Gloria Guerrero (Tuesday, May 04 21 07:21 pm EDT)

    My husband Gil & I extend our deepest condolences to the Czerwinski Family. Frank was the hardest working coworker I've ever had. He was more than that. A great & kind friend who was always eager to help out and was always there to lend an ear & give advice. He will be missed tremendously.

  • Robin Baker (Tuesday, May 04 21 07:28 pm EDT)

    My deepest condolences to the family. Frank was loyal friend and one of the hardest working deputy I had the pleasure of working with. You will be be missed my friend.

  • Vanessa Robinson (Tuesday, May 04 21 08:55 pm EDT)

    My heartfelt sympathy to Frank's family. I worked with him @ the Cook County Sheriff's Department/Markham. So many wonderful memories I have of working with him. Rest in your eternal home. Lady V

  • Scott Humphries (Tuesday, May 04 21 09:15 pm EDT)

    My deepest condolences to you and your family. You’re in my prayers and God Bless.

  • D/S Chuck Beatty (Wednesday, May 05 21 09:36 am EDT)

    I had the honor to work with and learn from Frank during my career at the Sheriff’s Department.
    Your watch has ended my friend we’ll take it from here.

  • SEAN McCann (Wednesday, May 05 21 01:24 pm EDT)

    Frank was a great guy he will be missed.

  • James E Buckley (Thursday, May 06 21 07:50 pm EDT)

    My deepest condolences to Frank's family.Frank was a good friend, and co worker for the twenty years that i knew him until i retired. He will be missed.

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Thomas Joseph Toolis

Proud U.S. Army Veteran during the Vietnam War & Retired Chicago Police Officer who served the department for 30 years.   Beloved husband of the late Jamele (nee Weigand) Toolis. Loving father of Thomas W. (Shelley) & Joseph (Katie) Toolis. Adoring grandfather of Thomas Noah, Sean & Cordelia. Dear brother of Cheryl (Charles) Malnarick, Richard Toolis and the late; James, Geraldine & Robert Toolis. Kind uncle of many nieces & nephews.   Please note:  For the health and safety of all and in order to accommodate all family and friends, we ask that you keep your visit brief.  Facial coverings and social distancing are required.  The funeral home kitchen is closed to food and refreshments.   Visitation Thursday, May 6th from 3 until 8 p.m.   Chapel prayers Friday, May 7th, 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.  Click the link to below to sign up for Mass.  Interment Good Shepherd Cemetery.

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  • Uncle Al & Aunt Pam (Wednesday, May 05 21 08:14 am EDT)

    Joe, Katie, and family, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers and hearts. Hold onto good memories and fun time together. ❤️

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Geraldine “Geri” Russo (nee Cogswell)

Beloved wife of the late Bill Russo. Wonderful mother of Sandie (Jeff.) Cherished grandmother of Myles and Jarrod. Dear sister of JoAnne. Adored aunt to many nieces and nephews. Loving godmother and cousin. Memorial service and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to The Church of the Transfiguration 12219 S. 86th Ave., Palos Park, IL 60464. Please note in memo “In memory of Geri Russo.”

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  • Janet Rolek (Friday, May 21 21 05:43 pm EDT)

    As a child Geri and Bill always took me to the Museum of Science and Industry, carnivals, the movies and out to lunch. I guess they were practicing for their long awaited daughter Sandie. When I was in highschool Geri helped me check out a used Underwood typewriter.
    She was the glue that brought our family together for endless parties and family birthdays. Whenever anyone was moving she would say, "Have bucket will travel," and she would be there to help out.
    There was never a time she wouldn't have another joke to make you laugh.
    Her kindness and generosity were endless.
    Rest in Peace , Geri. I love you.

  • Liz Pufunt (Saturday, June 19 21 12:47 pm EDT)

    I just saw that Geri passed away. My deepest condolences to the family and friends who loved her. My father-in-law, Ray, lived at the Circle and Geri was a friend and table mate. Geri had such a fun personality! I would sit on the porch with her sometimes as she would do her puzzles and talk about all kinds of things. Rest in Peace my friend, you deserve it. Liz

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Elizabeth Wiechern

Funeral Services & Interment will be private.

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  • Wendy Taylor (Saturday, May 15 21 07:04 pm EDT)

    Ah, Gray. I miss you my friend. Miss talking to you about our shows and hearing your stories of the cats and the "old ladies". I hope you are at peace. <3

  • Branden Pelok (Sunday, May 16 21 08:49 am EDT)

    Gray, for all the pandemic chats, Luna ambushes, Oliver purring fests, golf cart stories, food suggestions, Tonks updates and quiet moments of friendship shared, you will be missed. Be at peace.

  • Alistair Campbell (Monday, May 17 21 10:03 pm EDT)

    Miss you my dear friend, thankyou for the skype calls every night since we went into lockdowns that kept me company.
    I miss the tonks updates, cat stories, and hey even some of the rants.
    Thankyou for being you!
    You are greatly missed, lots of love <3

  • Mary Hamilton (Tuesday, May 18 21 02:19 am EDT)

    Grey your life made a difference in this world. You brightened up our evening group chats with colorful tales of the old ladies. your cats Luna and Oliver and their reactions to Tonks the chubby groundhog. Such a kind and giving soul whose labors on this earth has ended but who's presence is sadly missed by many. Thank you Grey for the memories and may your soul be at peace.

  • Juniper DiGiovanni (Wednesday, June 08 22 05:49 pm EDT)

    Sending all my love and Light to you Gray. I am so thankful for all of our Adventures, especially Alaska and Mt. Ida goodness. You will be in my heart and soul eternal.

    To the friends who commented above: I’m Gray’s Florida friend. Could someone please let me know what happened? I only figured it out June 2021 when I couldn’t reach her and someone else answered my texts.

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Loretta M. Wlodarczyk (nee Baranowski)

Beloved wife of the late; Walter DeRucki, William Nielsen & Dennis Wlodarczyk. Loving mother of Barbara (late Richard) Zerth & the late Daniel (Sharon) DeRucki. Dear grandmother of the late Kenneth, Kevin & Kimberly (Todd) Bumsted. Cherished great grandmother of 15 and great great grandmother of 3. ***COVID 19 mandates; masks are required to attend the funeral services; no loitering is allowed in order to accommodate all guests paying their respects. Visitation Saturday, May 1st from 10 a.m. until the time of chapel service 11 a.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

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