Michael Kilroy

Visitation: February 17, 2020

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Michael Kilroy, 87, native of Ballygar, Co. Galway, Ireland; beloved husband of Susan nee Laird; loving father of Patrick (Lynn), Michael and the late Susan; cherished grandfather of Erin, Megan, Caitlin, Sarah and Jessie; fond uncle of many; Visitation Monday 3-8 PM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park Rd.(1/2 Block East of Austin) and Tuesday 9 AM until Mass of Christian Burial, 10 AM at Our Lady of Ransom Church, 8300 N Greenwood Ave, Niles, Interment All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Patrick Fathers.

Margaret A. Heneghan

Visitation: February 14, 2020

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Margaret A. Heneghan nee O’Toole; beloved wife of the late Patrick “Woogie”; loving mother of Patrick (Carol), Theresa (Mike) Henry, Brian (Shelia), Sean (Maria), Kathleen (Michael) McComb, Michael (Elvia), Colleen (Kirk) Thompson, Martin, Moirra and the late Mary Josephine, Eileen and Michael Anthony; cherished grandmother of 15, great grandmother of 8; great great grandmother of 2; fond sister of Kathryn (William) Foley, Peter (Lori) O’Toole, the late Thomas (Linda) O’Toole and the late Patricia (Jerome) Toenjes; dear aunt and friend to many. Memorial Visitation Friday 3-8 PM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park Rd (½ Block East of Austin). Family & Friends will meet Saturday for Memorial Mass at St. Hyacinth Basilica, 3636 W. Wolfram, at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Misericordia c/o Martin Heneghan #1697, 6300 N. Ridge, Chicago, IL 60660.

Salvatore “Sam” Kossow

Visitation: February 07, 2020

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Salvatore “Sam” Kossow, 68; beloved son of the late Rose DiBenedetto and George Kossow; cherished brother of Bonnie (Harry) Ryan and George (Mary); adored uncle of Jillian (Bob) Werneth, Eric (Stephanie) Ryan, Kris (Holly), and Scott; loving great uncle of Abby and Paige Werneth, John Kossow, and Brock Baker; cherished nephew, cousin, and friend to many. Visitation Friday 3-8 PM and Saturday 9:30 AM until time of service 11 AM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W. Irving Park Road (½ east of Austin). Interment Mt. Carmel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gateway Foundation. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com.

Sandra Kloster

Visitation: January 25, 2020

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Sandra Kloster, 64; devoted partner of Tony Parsons; adoring mother of Steve (Linda); caring grandmother of Jasmine; cherished sister of Barbara (Daniel) Seng, Monica (Arthur) Taylor, and the late Philip Jr and Robert; loving daughter of the late Philip Sr. and Margaret; fond aunt of many. Memorial Visitation will take place Saturday, January 25 from 9 AM until time of service at 11:30 AM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (½ block East of Austin). Interment private.

James Anstett

Visitation: January 25, 2020

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James L. Anstett, 95; beloved husband of the late Loretta nee Sugrue; adoring father of Rita, Veronica, Kurt (Denise), and the late Gregory; fond grandfather of Erika, Ryan Loy, and Aidan; loving brother of the late Katherine, Adele, Carl, and Mary; cherished uncle and cousin of many; proud WWII Veteran of the Army Airforce. Family and friends will meet Saturday, January 25 at St. Pascal Church for a memorial visitation 9:30 AM until time of Mass 11 AM. Interment private. Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

Claudia Gaynor

Visitation: January 25, 2020

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Claudia Gaynor; loving mother of Keith Ross (Jennifer Kajfasz) Johnson and Emily Jane Johnson; cherished grandmother of Noah Patrick Johnson; beloved sister of Timothy (Kathy), Janice (Jim) Neurauter, Deborah (Frank) Madda, Nancy (Jim) Leahy, Lynn Wassmer, Ann (Kim) Gaynor-Bevier, Michael (Kerry) and the late Daniel; dear daughter of the late Donald and Jane; fond aunt and friend to many. Visitation Saturday 10 AM until time of Mass 11 AM at The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W Lexington St, Chicago, IL 60607. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. For info 773-777-3944 or www.gffh.com

Alfred Anderson

Visitation: January 25, 2020

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On January 15, 2020 Alfred (Fred) T. Anderson, Jr. passed away peacefully at his home in East View Park from complications with Parkinson’s/Lewy Body disease. Fred was a loving husband to his wife of over 50 years, Caroline, devoted father of two sons, and amazing grandfather to four grandchildren. He was a familiar face for many Hyde Park residents where he lived for over 50 years. Fred is survived by his sister Almeda, wife Caroline, two sons, Eric (Sinane) and Doug (Colette), and four grandchildren, Payton, Quincy, Gisele, and Sonia. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 25 at 3 pm at Bond Chapel at the University of Chicago with reception to follow. Fred was born in Port Jefferson, New York on August 3, 1937. He grew up on Long Island, New York, partly on a beach where he spent hours skipping stones. Maybe it was with those stones that Fred developed a passion for geology which he pursued in college and graduate school. He graduated from Garden City High School in 1955, Northwestern University in 1959, and Princeton University (PhD) in 1963. Fred worked at the US Geological Survey in Washington D.C. for a short time where he and his wife welcomed the birth of their first son Eric in 1966. In 1968, Fred joined the University of Chicago Geophysical Sciences faculty and in 1969 welcomed the birth of their second son, Doug. For nearly forty years, Fred’s office on the 3rd floor of the Hinds Building was his second home. In addition to teaching and mentoring many undergraduate and graduate students over the years, Fred also developed and taught a summer course for public school teachers on the types of rocks used in various Chicago buildings and also guided geology field trips throughout Illinois. Specializing in volcanic rocks, Fred traveled to Iceland, Japan, Hawaii, California, and Alaska to study volcanoes. His family happily tagged along. In fact for many years Fred led a several week field trip for students to Mt. Shasta, California. Every summer the family would load up the camping equipment, drive to northern California, and live out of a tent for several weeks. His sons had a blast. When he wasn’t staring into a microscope analyzing rock crystals or teaching, Fred enjoyed being with his family. Despite looking like the stereotypical nerdy professor much of the time, Fred could impress his sons with his athletic ability. He threw right, batted left and spent hours playing catch and hitting balls for his sons to shag. He was also an assistant coach and official photographer for the boys’ little league team, the Ray Royals. Ironically, given his time in New York and Chicago, Fred was a country boy at heart. He loved being outside hiking, climbing and camping. Fred and Caroline had a second home in Indiana for several years where Fred enjoyed gardening. One of the gifts Fred passed on to his boys was a love and appreciation for nature. His grandchildren will fondly remember his entertaining renditions of familiar lullabies, his Sunday morning waffles, and his impressive appetite for sweets. And he will be remembered by all those who loved him for his kind, gentle, and humble nature.

Thomas M. Cordon, Jr.

Visitation: January 17, 2020

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Thomas M. Cordon, Jr., retired CFD; beloved husband of Marilyn nee Tallacksen; loving father of David (Karen), Donna, Dianne (Daniel) O’Brien, Donald and the late Dennis; cherished grandfather of Lauren (Brenden) Root, Brendon Cordon, Elizabeth and Aileen O’Brien, Ryan and Christopher Cordon; adoring great grandfather of Liam Root; fond brother of Joan Masterson; dear uncle to many. Retired Chicago Firefighter of 32 years and proud Army and Korean War Veteran. Funeral Saturday 9:30 AM from Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (½ Block East of Austin) to St. Pascal Church. Mass 10 AM. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Visitation Friday 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Heart Association. For info 773-777-3944 or www.gffh.com

James Ryan

Visitation: January 11, 2020

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James “Jim Jim” Ryan, 22, suddenly passed; beloved son of Joseph Ryan (Ann Simmons) and Robyn Gordon (Ron Schutte); dear brother of Caitlin and Bridget; proud uncle of Charlotte Davis and Elliott James Hampton; loving grandson of Kathleen and the late Seamus Ryan, and Robert Gordon and Diane Gasienica; dear nephew, cousin and friend of many; Family and Friends will meet Saturday 9 AM to 11 AM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W. Irving Park Road (1/2 block east of Austin). Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1400 S. Wolf Rd. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com