Clara DiVita, age 93, of Chicago, IL; beloved wife of the late Lido; loving mother of Sharon (Patrick) Grzybek, Lorraine, and Elaine DiVita; dear grandmother of Timothy and Daniel (Ana) Grzybek; fond great-grandmother of Gavin, Camilla and Tessa Grzybek; sister of Dorothy Rozich; daughter of the late Mary and late Joseph Szymanski; aunt and friend of many. Her strength endures in all who knew her. Visitation Friday, January 30 from 9am until time of Mass, 10am at St. Paul Catholic Church, 2127 West 22nd Place, Chicago, IL 60608. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Please omit flowers. Memorials in Clara’s honor may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. Arrangements entrusted to Hallowell & James Funeral Home, Countryside. Funeral Info: 708-352-6500
Mary F. Morehead, 76, of LaGrange. Beloved wife of the late James L. Loving mother of Susan (Michael) Sage, Lynn (Keith) Burns, Michael (Kimberly) and the late James A. Morehead. Devoted “Bousha” of Christina Morehead, Daniel Sage, Patrick and Shawn Burns, Michael and Hailey Morehead. Fond step-grandma of Casey and Zachary Sage. Dear sister of Trudy Richert and predeceased by 10 other siblings. Fond aunt and great-aunt of many. Visitation 3 to 9pm Friday, Jan. 30th at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside where service will be held at 9am on Saturday, Jan. 31st. THIS SERVICE WILL ALSO INCLUDE RITES FOR JOHN SNELLA, HER BEST FRIEND FOREVER. JOHN’S SERVICE WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR Saturday, Feb. 7th, WHICH WILL NOW NOT BE HELD.
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John “Beach Ball” Snella, age 70, of Countryside; a former resident of Cicero for 55 years. Survived by his Best Friend Forever Mary Morehead; known as Papa John to Christina, Daniel, Patrick, Mikey, Shawn and Haley; also surviving are his sisters Jackie McCartan and Sandra (Bob) Drummond; and six nieces and nephews. John was a long-time member of the Cicero Eagles. A memorial service will be combined with the funeral service for Mary Morehead, his Best Friend Forever 9am Saturday January 31st, at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside. Memorial donations in honor of John may be given to the American Cancer Society. JOHN’S SERVICE WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR Saturday, Feb. 7th, WHICH WILL NOW NOT BE HELD. Info: 708-352-6500.
Stanley R. Jewell, age 68, of Western Springs. Beloved husband of Deborah, nee Manetti. Loving father of Robert (Jennifer), David, Michael and Matthew. Visitation Friday January 30th – 3 to 9 p.m. at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside. Family and friends will gather Saturday January 31st at St. Francis Xavier Church, 124 North Spring Avenue, La Grange for Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to University of Notre Dame Development Office –Donor Services, Memorial of Stanley R Jewell For Pancreatic Cancer Research, 1100 Grace Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556 would be appreciated. Funeral Info 708-352-6500
Dr. Ralph E. Borowiak. age 69, of Downers Grove, passed away January 23, 2015. Beloved husband of Susan. Loving father of Scott (Marcia) Borowiak and Kimberly (Robert) Steere. Adoring grandfather of Colin, Connor, Mason, Carson and Dawson. Dear brother of Edwin (Donna) Borowiak and Carol Hall. Dr. Borowiak was a professional educator, serving the administrations of Morton East, Morton West and Maine South High Schools. Visitation 3-9pm Monday January 26th at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 301 75th St., Downers Grove. A memorial service will be held 1pm Tuesday January 27th at the First Congregational Church of Western Springs, 1106 Chestnut Street, Western Springs, IL. Interment at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery is private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the West Suburban Humane Society, World Wildlife Foundation or Wounded Warrior Project would be appreciated. Funeral info 630-964-6500
William N. “Gil” Gilson, age 78, of Countryside; beloved husband of Virginia “Ginnie” (nee Novak) for 60 wonderful years; loving father of William (Cindy) Gilson, Lauri (Charles Kuratko) Oberg-Kuratko, Robert Gilson, James Gilson, and the late Thomas Gilson; dear grandfather of Christy Oberg, Tyler Oberg, Cody Gilson, and Andrew Gilson; great-grandfather of Nathan and Jacob; brother of Beverly (late Robert) McNulty; uncle and friend of many. Visitation Sunday, January 25 from 2 to 8pm at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside. Family and friends to meet for committal on Monday, January 26 at 10am at the office of Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery, 17W201 Roosevelt Rd., Oakbrook Terrace. Memorials in honor of Gil may be given to your favorite charity. Funeral Info: 708-352-6500
Lois L. Moxley (nee Brewer) age 84, of Hodgkins. Loving mother of Wanda Moxley, Michael “Joe” (Vicky) Moxley and William H. Moxley; cherished grandmother of Amanda (Ben) Torres and Kristen Moxley; proud great-grandmother of Hunter. Visitation and Funeral Saturday, January 24, from 12:30 pm until time of a 2:00 pm chapel service at Hallowell & James Funeral Home 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside. Interment St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated. Service Info: (708)352-6500
Pauline Schulz, nee Yaeger, 93, went home to her heavenly Father on January 21, 2015 in Westchester, Illinois. Pauline was born in Rhein, Saskatchewan, Canada on November 26, 1921, to John and Lydia Yaeger. The family moved to North Dakota before settling in Maywood, Illinois. She married Arthur Schulz on March 27, 1943 and made Forest Park the family home. Four children were born to the marriage, Paulette (Terrence) Treinen of Rapid City, SD; Wayne Arthur of Forest Park, Keith Alan (Kristen); Pamela Darlene of Brookfield; and four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lydia Yaeger; husband Arthur Emil Schulz; grandson Carl John Moss, and brother Eric Yaeger. Cremation followed by a private family service will be held. Arrangements provided by Hallowell & James (708)352-6500. Memorials to Christ Lutheran Church, Clarendon Hills, IL (630)325-2220.
Adelheid M. Werner, 99, nee Verdon, of Lombard. Beloved husband of the late Edward F. Werner. Loving mother of Janet (late Lawrence) Hoeft and Joanne (John) Porro. Grandmother of 6. Great-grandmother of 13. Great-great grandmother of 5. Sister of Wilma Stromsky, the late Elizabeth Kepka, and the late Richard and David Verdon. Visitation Saturday January 24th, from 9am until time of service, 11am, at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 301-75th Street, Downers Grove. Private burial at Oakridge Cemetery. Info: 630-964-6500 or www.hjfunerals.com
Arduina “Addie” Falcone, nee Marcheschi, age 90, of Surprise, Arizona, formerly of Cicero, IL. Beloved wife of the late Adolph Equi and the late Michael Falcone; devoted mother of Sandra (Richard) Infelise and Denise (Donald) Falbo; cherished grandmother of Dena (Sean) Durkin and Michael Infelise; proud great-grandmother of Michael, Tommy and Olivia Durkin; dear sister of the late Angeline (Sam) Bellavia and the late Olga (Vince) Larucci; loved aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation 3 to 9pm Friday at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside. Prayers 9:15am from the funeral home to St. John of the Cross Church in Western Springs for a 9:45am Mass of Christian Burial. Entombment Queen of Heaven Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital would be appreciated. Service Info: (708) 352-6500