James Stephen Strenk

Formerly of Oak Lawn, IL, passed peacefully on 3/25/22.  He was born in Chicago on February 7, 1957.  He was the beloved husband of his wife, Lori Strenk (Marfell). He is survived by his wife Lori,his sister, Eileen Hofstetter (the late Michael Hofstetter),his brother, Tom Strenk (Joan Rohlwing), his Aunt Judith Strenk, and a host of cousins. Jim was the proud uncle of Adam (Chantel),  Clayton, Emma, Trey, Mikaela, Dominic, Peyton, Gabrielle, and Barrett. He was the fond son-in-law of Dennis and Jennifer Marfell, as well as Joyce Marfell.   Jim was raised in Oak Lawn. He was the dear son of the late Dr. Edward M. Strenk (Dorothy)and the late Mrs. Arlene Strenk (Litoborski). Jim was a 1975 graduate of Morgan Park Academy, and a 2001 graduate of Moraine Valley Community College. Jim held many jobs in his chosen field of computer aided drafting and design, but he was proudest of the time he spent teaching at MVCC and Joliet Junior College. Jim loved travel, music, photography, trains, and the Chicago Bears. Anyone who met Jim was touched by his fun loving sense of humor and quick wit.  All who knew him, knew that if they needed Jim he would be there. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Visitation Thursday, March 31st  from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Chapel service Friday, April 1st, 10:00 a.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 West 127th Street, Palos Heights. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Moraine Valley Community College Foundation in Palos Hills,IL www.morainevalley.edu/foundation/give-to-moraine-valley/donate-now or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023 would be appreciated.

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  • Ed & Rean Krzyminski (Friday, March 25 22 02:26 pm EDT)

    Taken too soon Jim, First of our group to become our Angel He is in a good place, may he have everlasting peace.

  • Diana and Larry Gualandi (Friday, March 25 22 04:42 pm EDT)

    So sorry to hear this Lori. He was a quick wit. So funny. Condolences to all of the family.

  • Eric Spinazzola (Friday, March 25 22 11:02 pm EDT)

    Jim, was my 1st best friend - quirky as all get out my 1st year at Morgan Park Academy...we both carried atache like cases to carry our books home from class to class and to home each night -right !! ... ( real cool like - right ! )the school recommended this brief case at an early age I’m sure to advance us nieve young peeps early beyond our years starting at age 12 getting us ready to feel like bankers or lawyers ( you know- early brain washing thing ! ) or maybe our parents-took a written suggestion from the administration- to equip us perfectly-by dress code - not sure but the dress code those days at the Academy was Sunday slacks worn M - F pressed shirt and tie and a jacket that conservatively blended ... or you could buy an MPA blazer with the MPA loco sewn in on your left upper pocket an old military uniform trick to make us a team of high academic privilege belonging to the new you ! - but the thing Jim and I we had in common was 2 things - we happen’d to be positioned our desks right next to each other & we just happened to amazingly find out ( in class the next morning) when teacher called upon us - that most the time the books never made it in the atache case to come home! Funny that ! More amazingly so - our parents would say... hey... how are things going at the new school ? No homework tonight?
    Well , Jim , remember- he sat in the the desk next to mine and he’d say with 6th grader whit - ah... who needs books when u can get it all in class !
    He made me feel better about my unknown never found till too late 6 th grade attention deficit disorder- surely that was it - ! Why else would we not remember to bring our books 📚 home to want to be the star of the class the next day ... more later....

  • Thomas B Hall (Sunday, March 27 22 12:07 pm EDT)

    Jim was a longtime friend a pleasure to work with and will be missed at our Friday night Pizza gatherings.

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Mary Ann Gale (nee Mangan)

Age 83 passed away March 22, 2022.   She was the beloved wife of the late Donald S Gale. Devoted mother of the late Donald S. Gale, Jr. Fond sister of the late George (the late Alice) Mangan, the late John Mangan, Margaret (the late James) O'Connell, the late William (the late Mary) Mangan, the late Thomas (the late Geraldine) Mangan, the late Genevieve Mangan, Dolores (Thomas) Finnegan. Fond aunt of 37, 57 great,16 great-great and 1 great-great-great nieces & nephews. Aunt Mar was like a second mother to her nieces and nephews and a loyal friend to many.  Proud member of Bonehead Wives Club. Graduate of Mercy High School, Class of ’56.   Visitation Friday, March 25th, 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass of Resurrection, 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Woods Catholic Church, 10730 W. 131st St. Palos Park IL. Burial will take place at a later date at Abraham Lincoln Cemetery.     In lieu of flowers, Masses preferred or donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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MaryAnn Haiman (nee Perillo)

Funeral Services & Interment will be private. 

Donald James Clark

Beloved husband of the late Mary Patricia (nee Murphy) Clark. Loving father of Jamie Clark, John (Annette) Clark & Kathy (late Mike Denton) Clark. Cherished grandfather of Melanie (Michael), Lindsay (fiancé Bryan), Lauren & Carol (fiancé Justin). Adoring great grandfather of Juliette.   Visitation Wednesday, March 23rd from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.   Chapel prayers Thursday, March 24th, 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 Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.   Over a period of 61 years Donald was a dedicated member of Saint Alexander Church, where he was a founding member. He was a sailor & pilot, flying private airplanes. Donald was the Head of Quality Control for the Ford Motor Co. Stamping Plant in Ford Heights, IL. 

Robert G. McNeil

Funeral services & interment will be private.

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  • Gerry Woods (Saturday, March 19 22 05:09 pm EDT)

    Rest in peace my old friend. God bless you as you join your wife Deb in heaven.🙏🙏✌

  • Laura Savant (Tuesday, March 22 22 02:31 pm EDT)

    So sorry you didn’t get to finish all you wanted. I hope you are at peace with Deb . 🙏🙏

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Gloria Marton

Family & Friends will gather Thursday, March 24th at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 6001 W. 111th Street, Alsip, IL for a graveside service at 11:00 a.m. 

Ronald Ramon Klein Jr.  

 Beloved husband of Jan Hacker. Loving father of Nicholas R., Candice (Chris), Dirk (Misty), Katie (Jason), Elisha, Nick & Tradeal. Cherished grandpa of Aliyah, Aubrey, Wyatt, late Westyn, Ray, Coulby, Aysah, Kira, Brody, George, Sierra, Makenzie, Maci & Abigail. Dear brother of Sandy, Mike, Connie, Gale, Diane, Julie & Eugene.   Visitation Friday, March 18th from 3 p.m. until time of chapel service 8 p.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.   A Celebration of Life will take place Saturday, March 19th from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Rita & Lela’s Stop Inn, 9825 Southwest Highway, Oak Lawn.

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  • Cathy smith (Friday, March 18 22 12:00 pm EDT)

    Binks, yo where a funny and loving friend, you will forever be in my heart ❤️ say hello to my mom and give her a hug . I will see you both again. No cigar smoking with her! Lol

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David C. Dineff

 73, a long-time neighborhood attorney who enjoyed taking care of his many clients for over 45 years from his offices first in the Village of Summit and then in the Village of Justice.   Much loved and cherished by his wife and soulmate, Suzie, (nee Raetz); this July they would have been married for 40 years.  He was so very loved and adored his children, Christi and David Laz.   Beloved brother of Alan (Jane), Laurel (Ronald Dames) and the late Louis C. and Beverly Dineff; son of the late Christ and Dora Dineff; and son-in-law of the late George and Joan Raetz.  Beloved uncle and cousin to many.  David was outgoing, kind, and was considered a friend to everyone who met him.  He also loved animals, and along with their family pets, David and Suzie (who worked with him for over 44 years) always had rescue cats at his law office, which calmed many a nervous client.  David cherished his family and all his friends and never passed up an opportunity to go to his second home in Las Vegas, go out to eat, see a movie, catch a White Sox game, or really any opportunity to simply spend time with the people he loved the most. Visitation Monday, March 14th from 2;00 pm until 9:00 pm at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium 7861 S. 88th Ave. Justice, Il. Where Funeral Services will begin on Tuesday, March 15th at 9:15 am and process to St. Patricia Church 9040 S. 86th Ave. Hickory Hills, Illinois Mass 10:00 am. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers memorials to Triple R Pets, (triplerpets.org/donate) P.O. Box 86, Western Springs, Illinois 60558 also Homeward Bound Cat Adoptions (homewardboundcats.org/donate-2/) 2675 East Flamingo Road, Suite 3, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89121.

Carol Ann Rizzo (nee Haering)

86, of Oak Lawn left us on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at Advocate Christ Hospital.   Carol was born in Chicago to the late Arthur and Elsie Haering. She was the oldest child, and is survived by her sisters Joan Wiechern (Charlie) and Jane Haering. Carol grew up in the Marquette Park area of Chicago surrounded by her extended family. She attended Hope Lutheran Church where she was confirmed and taught Sunday school as a teenager. Carol was married at Hope as well as having her children baptized there. She graduated from Lindbloom High School and began work as a secretary at the Ford Motor testing site (now Ford City). She then went to work for H.P. Smith Paper Co. in the Chicago Clearing District, and was quickly promoted to executive secretary to the president.   When her children were older, she worked at Oak Forest Hospital. She then moved on to work for the architectural firm, Perkins & Will. She enjoyed and worked hard as their solo administrative assistant in their North Michigan field office, which in tandem was responsible for designing and constructing the Bloomingdales Building. After many years, she left to work closer to home, and was employed by Crown, Cork & Seal in Alsip, IL, from which she happily retired.   Carol is survived by her husband of 61 years, Mario Rizzo and her children Jeffery, Suzanne and Steven. Dearly missed Grandmother to Drew, Matthew, Monica, Sydney, Jennifer and Jaclyn. Preceded in death by her daughter-in-law Eileen Rizzo.   A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 10:00 am followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 am at the Evangelical Luther Church of the Good Shepherd, 7800 W McCarthy Rd, Palos Heights, IL.   In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice or the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd would be appreciated.

Catherine T. Paterson (nee Geraghty)  

 Beloved wife of the late William.   Loving mother of Andrea (Christopher)Lesniewski, Douglas (Rebecca).   Adored grandmother of Evan, Emily, Molly, Jonah, Brennan, Connor & Brody.   Dear sister of Patricia, Dolores, Eileen, late Mary, late Michael & late twin-sister Barbara.   Fond aunt of many nieces & nephews.   Visitation Monday, March 7th from 9:00 a.m. until the time of chapel prayers, 11:00 a.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 West 127th Street, Palos Heights. Proceeding to Saint Alexander Church, Mass 11:30 a.m.   Interment Private.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org or 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202, would be appreciated. 

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  • Stefond Harris (Friday, March 04 22 12:36 pm EST)

    My prayers go out to the Paterson family. I pray for comfort for all of you and blessed time spent together.

  • Daniel Minesinger (Friday, March 04 22 01:52 pm EST)

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Paterson family.

  • Dave DeDona (Friday, March 04 22 02:49 pm EST)

    Praying for you and your family at this difficult time. Your mother leaves a great legacy behind.

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Karen Ann Peterson (nee Murphy)

Funeral services and interment will be private.

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  • Dale Peterson (Friday, March 04 22 12:14 pm EST)

    I love you and will miss you forever
    You were my purpose

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Harold W. Hawley Jr.

   Beloved husband of Elenor Hawley (nee Turk)   Loving father of Tom (Tom Mantel), Vicki (John) Terlap & Christy.   Cherished grandpa of Emily, Madeline & Jack.   Dear brother of Bob (Anne), Ken (Dorell).   Adored uncle of many nieces & nephews.   Family and friends will gather Saturday, March 5th for a visitation from 9:00am until time of service, 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the Transfiguration, 12219 S. 86th Avenue, Palos Park.   Interment will be private.   In lieu of flowers donations to the Southwest Symphony Orchestra, www.southwestsymphony.com.

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Richard J. Wolfe

Beloved husband of the late Charlene B. Wolfe (nee Brink).   Loving son of the late William and Mary Ellen Wolfe. Cherished brother of Mary Ellen (Richard) Zbierski & Shirley Wolfe.   Dear uncle of Robert & William Zbierski.   Loving friend of many.   Visitation Sunday, March 6th from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.   Family & friends will gather Monday, March 7th for a visitation from 9:00 a.m. until time of service, 10:00 a.m. at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd,7800 W. McCarthy Road, Palos Heights.   Interment at Chapel Hill Gardens South Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers, donations to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd would be appreciated.

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  • Kathleen and John Vinson (Tuesday, March 08 22 02:06 pm EST)

    Our condolences go out to the family of Richard Wolfe. We know Richard Wolfe and his wife Charlene from Good Shepherd church in Palos Heights, IL. We too sat in the back row not far from them. Richard was an usher. He was quick and witty with a joke or two. He will be missed at church.

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Marianne H. Gustafson (nee O’Donnell) 

  Beloved wife of the late Dale. Loving mother of Don (Pam Ellis), Dennis (Julia), Joe (Maureen) and Nancy (Don) Stachura. Cherished grandma of 7 and great grandma of 2.   Funeral service and interment will be private.

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Marian Bruss (nee Mashek) 

  Beloved wife of the late George Bruss. Loving mother of Gary, Mark & Michael Bruss. Cherished grandmother of Tiffany & Lauren. Adoring great grandmother of Brandon & Dylan. Dear sister of the late Adeline, Gigi, Peter, late Sol, late Barbara & Beverly. Remembered dearly by her many nieces, nephews and friends.   Visitation Friday, March 4th from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.   Chapel prayers Saturday, March 5th, 11:00 a.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Saint Alexander Church, Mass 11:30 a.m.   Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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  • Loretta Markwell (Friday, March 04 22 08:38 am EST)

    Please accept our condolence’s for your families loss,

    Loretta Markwell & family

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John R. Hartrich

 Proud U.S. Army Veteran during the Vietnam War.   Beloved husband of Nancy (nee Dwyer) Hartrich. Loving father of Eileen (Dan) Simon. Cherished papa of Falyn & Quinn Simon. Dear brother of Fritz (Molly) Hartrich, Betty (Bill) Tumpane, Barbara (Gary) Anderson, Margaret Murray, late Rosenelle (Ev) Zack, late Therese (Jack) Heggeland, late Patricia (late Wally) Komar & late Eva (late Bob) Simutis. Kind uncle of many nieces & nephews.   Visitation Friday, March 4th from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.   Chapel prayers Saturday, March 5th, 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 will be private.   In lieu of flowers, contributions to www.misericordia.com/giving/donate-online/ would be appreciated.

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  • Michael A Scarnavack (Thursday, March 03 22 07:08 pm EST)

    We are so deeply sorry to hear of John’s passing. We pray that he is at peace, and that God will provide comfort & strength to you all at this most difficult time.
    Sincerely,
    Michael & Wendy Scarnavack and Family

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