Edward J. “Edd” Sekal, 70, of The LaGrange Highlands. Beloved husband of Alice. Loving father of Jamie (Ronald) Ogarek and Aubrey (Daniel) Gallagher. Devoted grandfather of Troy and Cassie Ogarek, Ethan and Drew Gallagher. Visitation 9am until time of Funeral Service 12 Noon Saturday, Oct. 11th at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 47th St. & Brainard Ave., LaGrange, IL 60525. Interment private. Kindly omit flowers. Memorial contributions to St. John’s Comfort Dog Ministry (use church address above) appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Hallowell & James Funeral Home at 708/352-6500 or www.hjfunerals.com
Theresa M. Scala (nee Como) age 92, of Crest Hill, formerly of Chicago. Beloved wife of the late Patsy Scala; devoted mother of Gerald (Linda) Scala and Patricia (Mal) Zuro; cherished grandmother of Lisa Scala, Michael & Alyssa Zuro; dear sister of Arnold Como and the late Yolanda Atella, the late Ida Franchetti, the late Egilio, the late Egidio, the late Alfio, the late Adamo and the late Albert. loved aunt of many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Visitation Friday 3 to 9 pm at Hallowell & James Funeral Home 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside. Prayers Saturday, October 11, 9:30 am from the chapel to St. Cletus Church, in LaGrange for Mass at 10:00 am. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. If desired, memorial to The American Cancer Society or Pancreatic Cancer Center would be appreciated. Funeral Info: (708) 352-6500
Stanley E. Brennan, 83, of Plainfield, formerly of Oak Lawn, passed away suddenly on October 6, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Catherine J. Loving father of John F. (Esperanza Chan) Brennan, Catherine A. Brennan and Susan J. Brennan. Proud grandfather of Haileigh C. Brennan. Dear brother of the late Jessie E. (late Howard) Drennan. Dear brother-in-law of the late Thomas D. Hueston and the late Blanche A. (Bruno) Bielawa. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Lifelong friend of Dorothy A. and Bert E. Bergstrom. Stan was born and raised in Chicago. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, a graduate of the University of Dubuque, a long-time employee of Jewel Food Stores and, upon his retirement, enjoyed a second career in residential real estate. He was a member of Oak Lawn Lodge #1166, The Scottish Rite and the Medinah Shrine. He treasured his beautiful bride, Cathy, and the raising of their family together. Celebrations with family and friends were frequent and filled with love. They enjoyed their travels side by side, near and far. He possessed a lifetime love of music and reading. His blue eyes sparkled brilliantly each time he saw his beautiful grand-daughter. Visitation 3 to 9pm Thursday at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 301-75th Street, Downers Grove, where services will be held at 11am on Friday. Interment Clarendon Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Shriner’s Hospital for Children or American Heart Assoc. would be truly appreciated. Info: 630-964-6500 or wwwhjfunerals.com.
Violet R. Benson, age 94, peacefully passed away on Oct. 1, 2014 at Oak Trace, Downers Grove, formerly of Western Springs. Dearest aunt of John (Janet) Helin, Margaret (Daniel) Eckstrom, Joyce (Paul) Versluis, Peter (Lydia) Benson, Linda (Peter) Zawicki, and great-aunt of 13. She was a seasonal resident of Bethany Beach, Sawyer, MI. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at Western Springs Baptist Church beginning at 11am. Memorial gifts may be sent to Bethany Beach Tabernacle, 1427 Ada Lane, Naperville, IL 60540 (attn: Financial Secretary) or to Western Springs Baptist Church, 4475 Wolf Rd., Western Springs, IL 60558. Arrangements entrusted to Hallowell & James Funeral Home at 708/352-6500 or www.hjfunerals.com
Eva Well, 91, formerly of The LaGrange Highlands. Beloved wife of the late Ludwig. Loving mother of Charlotte (Thomas) Ewing. Devoted grandmother of Stephanie (Casey) Quigley, Kristina (fiancé Luke Phelps) and Paul (fiancée Lindsay Isaacson). Dear aunt of Mary Therese (Ray) Merlin, and also great and great-great nieces and nephews, many of which reside in Germany. Fond sister-in-law of Franziska Well. Memorial Visitation 10am until time of Memorial Service 11am Saturday, Oct. 11th at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside. Private inurnment Oakridge Abbey, Hillside. Eva was a member of the Dank German-American Club and very active in her German class at the LaGrange Park library. She also enjoyed square-dancing with her late husband for many years. Funeral home phone 708/352-6500 or www.hjfunerals.com
Margaret Anne Vuolo, of Darien. Beloved mother of Phillip (Lindsey) Chiappetta, Lori (Gene) Formosino, the late Gina (Anthony) Loster and the late Salvatore Chiappetta. Loving grandmother of Breanna, Julia, Rachel, Frank and Gabrielle. Devoted sister of Brian Vuolo and the late Kerry (Pat) Vuolo. Dear aunt of many. Visitation 3 to 9pm Tuesday, Oct. 7th at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Alzheimer’s Assn. appreciated. Funeral home phone 708/352-6500 or www.hjfunerals.com
Marichris S. Golden (nee Smith) of LaGrange; beloved wife of Steven J. Golden; loving mother of Lauren (Colin) Van Dyke and John Golden; cherished daughter of Loretta and the late Jacque Smith; dear sister of Dr. Jeffrey and Jacque Smith; fond aunt of Christopher Golden, Jennifer Kingham, Jeffrey Golden, Jessica Noell, Kelly Carver, Julia Menzel-Smith, and Isabella Menzel-Smith. Memorial Visitation Tuesday, October 7 from 3 to 9pm at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside. A Memorial Service will be held at 10am on Saturday, October 18 at St. Francis Xavier Church, 124 N. Spring Ave. in LaGrange. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations given to the American Lung Association are appreciated. Funeral Info: 708-352-6500.
Glenn G. Davis, age 59, of Northbrook. Loving father of Glenn, Erinn and Evynn. Cherished brother of Daniel (Susan) Davis, Cynthia (Tino) Herpell and Marion (Gerald) Mays. Dear uncle of 5 nieces and nephews. Services and interment will be private. Memorials in Glenn’s memory may be made to Johnathan A. Weiger Scholarship Fund, c/o Montini Catholic High School, Lombard, IL 60148. Hallowell & James Funeral Home assisting the family. Info: 630-964-6500 or www.hjfunerals.com.
Anna A. Morello, nee D’Angelo, age 100, of LaGrange. Beloved wife of the late Henry. Loving mother of Anthony (Ruth) Morello, Hank (Dee) Morello, Anna Baluk and Mary (Roger) Brown. Devoted grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of many. Cherished sister of Rose Urbanski. Fond aunt to many. Anna was preceded in death by her siblings Leo, August, Frank and Josephine. Visitation 3-9pm Monday October 6th at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside. Prayers 9:15am Tuesday October 7th from the funeral home to St. Francis Xavier Church for Mass at 10am. Interment Mount Carmel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to your favorite charity appreciated. Funeral info 708-352-6500
Gregory J. Vogler “Greg”, age 60, of Downers Grove, Illinois, formerly of Jasper, Indiana, passed away September 26, 2014. Beloved husband of 35 years to Maria Schuler-Vogler. Loving father of Nathan Vogler, Drew Vogler and Alex Vogler. Devoted son of the late Martin and Louise Vogler. Fond brother of Linda Giesler, Georgina Rowland, Rev. Ken Vogler, Carol Schmitt, Bill Vogler, Nancy Foerster, Judy Steiner, Kathy Whitten, Rich Vogler, Chris Harmon, and Tony Vogler. Greg was preceded in death by his brother Donald Vogler and a sister Mary Jane Cordon. Caring uncle of many nieces and nephews. Greg attended Jasper High School (Class of 1972) and was honored as an outstanding alumnus in 2014. Greg earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, with honors, from Purdue University in 1977, and earned his JD, with honors, from DePaul College of Law in 1984. In addition to serving on DePaul University Dean’s Council and DePaul University’s Intellectual Property Advisory Board, Greg received The Outstanding Service to DePaul University Award in 2007. In 1988, Greg co-founded McAndrews, Held & Malloy, where he specialized in patent, trade secret and trademark litigation. Greg had a very successful career as a patent litigator and had been named a “Leading Lawyer in IP Law” by the Leading Lawyers Network and had received the Chicago Top Lawyers Award, Illinois Top Lawyers Award, Illinois Super Lawyers Award, and National Leading Lawyers in IP Award. Greg’s community service included serving as an elected commissioner in Downers Grove, as Chairman of the Downers Grove Heritage Festival, as Chairman of the Downers Grove Zoning Commission, and as Chairman of the Downers Grove High School Building Referendum and Library Addition Referendum. Greg also served on the Board of Directors of the local YMCA. Greg’s special service to women’s issues included serving on the Board of Directors for Downers Grove Care and Counseling Center, and as founder of Mary Jane’s Hope, a foundation devoted to helping abused women and children. Greg’s interests and hobbies over the years included serving as President and coach of the Downers Grove Nomads Youth Basketball Club, as President of the Downers Grove Roadrunners Youth Soccer Club, and as founder and coach of St. Mary’s Grade School Cross-Country program. Visitation Sunday September 28, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 301-75th Street, Downers Grove. Interment will be in Jasper, Indiana Greg’s hometown. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Mary Jane’s Hope Foundation, 550 North Reo Street, Ste. 301, Tampa, FL 33609-1037, or the Schuler/Vogler Scholarship Fund, Dubois County Community Foundation, 600 Mc Crillus Street, Jasper, Indiana 47547, would be appreciated.