Obituaries

Martin “Marty” Anderson

Martin “Marty” Anderson; beloved husband of Mary; loving father of Tiffany and Lindsey (Alex); cherished grandpa to Caroline and Wyatt; brother of Mike and Eleanor and friend to all who knew him. Marty enjoyed fishing, spending time with his grandchildren and sitting in the backyard with his dog Suzie. He was known for his humor and always had those around him smiling and laughing. His easy-going attitude and calm nature will be greatly missed. A Memorial celebrating Marty’s life will be held at a later date.

Mike McPadden

William Michael McPadden, known as Mike, died at his home in Chicago, Illinois on December 16, 2020, where he resided with his loving wife, Rachel (nee Doughty) and baby.

Mike was born August 21, 1968, in Brooklyn, New York to parents Jean (nee Mackey) and the late Brian J. McPadden. Mike attended Our Lady Help of Christian’s School, was a member of The Xavier High School class of 1986 in NYC and went on to attend SUNY Purchase.

A prolific writer, author and editor in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago, Mike had a successful career in the art form he felt so passionately about. Mike, or McBeardo as he was known to many, hosted and contributed to a multitude of podcasts, social media sites and recorded commentary for remastered Blu-ray releases.

Mike was proudly 21 years sober, having touched the lives of countless people in this capacity, it was among his greatest accomplishments.

He is survived by his wife Rachel McPadden (nee Doughty) and baby, his mother Jean McPadden (nee Mackey), his sister Katie McPadden Mullaney (Andrew), his brother John McPadden (Sara), his niece Molly Mullaney, his nephews Leo Mullaney and John McPadden and many aunts, uncles and cousins to whom he was fondly known as “Uncle Willie”.

As Mike would say “Be free, be cool and go see the movie”.

A memorial will be held at a later date.

 

 

Rose Romanelli

Rose Romanelli; beloved wife of the late Ralph; loving mother of Richard, Rose, Rita (Rob), Renee (Nick), Robin (Jerry) and the late Raymond (Felicia); cherished grandmother of Stan, Jennifer, Jamie, Tina, John, Allison, Thomas and Rachael and great-grandmother of 4; loving sister and aunt to many. Lifelong Chicago sports fan. Go Cubs!!! A memorial service celebrating Rose’s life will be held at a later date.

Pamela Jean Galauskas

Pamela Jean Galauskas, 57; beloved daughter of Mary Ann and the late Alex; loving mother of Kevin and Kyle; adored sister of Curtis (Betty), and Keith (Donna); cherished aunt of Adam, Rachel (Humberto), Zachery (Ashley), Ashley, Tyler, and BriAnna; fond niece of Shirley, James, Rose, and the late Carl and Pat; cousin and friend of many. Family and friends will meet for Visitation 9 AM until time of Mass 11 AM at St. Pascal Church. *All Covid-19 restrictions and protocols will be followed, please quickly pay your respects and allow the next group to do the same. * Interment private. For info 773-777-3944.

Robert “Jimmy” Marks

Robert “Jimmy” Marks, 83, native of Co. Down, Northern Ireland; beloved husband of the late Norah nee Boyle; loving father of Kevin (Mary) and Sharon (Ray) Collins; cherished papa of Brian, Emily, Eamon, Mike and Colleen; dear brother of Sibby and the late John, Rosaleen, and Archie; fond uncle of many; proud member of IBEW Local #134 for over fifty years. Visitation Friday 3-8 PM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park Rd (½ Block East of Austin). All Covid-19 restrictions and protocols will be followed. We ask that you quickly pay your respects to allow the next party to do the same. Family & Friends will be for Mass of Christian Burial Saturday 10 AM at St. Pascal Church (Irving Park & Melvina). Interment All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

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Joseph Mack

Joseph “Joe” Mack

Born in Chicago to the late Thomas and the late Anne (nee Gajewski) Mack. Joe grew up in Chicago in the Uptown neighborhood and attended St. Ita grammer school and St Vincent DePaul high school. He was a Stationary Engineer and a member of Union #399.

Joe is survived by his daughter Kelly (Ivan Orlovic) and preceded in death by his daughter Shannon and his former spouse and dear friend Kay Mack.

Family & Friends will gather for a Mass of Christian Burial, Wednesday 10:00 AM at St. Ita Church, 5500 N. Broadway. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 6001 W 111th St, Alsip. Arrangments entrusted to Gibbons family Funeral Home. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

William Daly, Jr.

William Daly, Jr.; beloved son of Angela nee Christy and William; loving brother John (Annmarie), Angela, and Christopher (Debra); fond uncle of Allison, Rachel, Seamus, Sarah, Ryan, and Samantha; dear nephew and cousin of many; friend to all who knew him; Thank you to all the staff especially Charles, Ruby, Safet & Andrea at Norridge Gardens for their excellent care over the years. Visitation Saturday 9:00 AM until time of prayers, 11:30 AM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin). Mass 12:00 PM at Our Lady of Victory Church 5212 W. Agatite. Interment All Saints Cemetery. All Covid-19 restrictions and procedures will be followed. A live stream will be available on the funeral home website. We encourage visitors to pay their respects quickly and keep things moving. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Patrick Father’s Mission. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

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Carol Kolberg

Carol Ann Kolberg; dearest daughter of the late Edward and Alice nee Manick; loving cousin of C. Thomas (Dorothy) Kuhn, Ronald (Pamela) Schultz, Sharon (John) Wach and the late Marianne Fujara; dear great aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Saturday 9:30 AM until mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM at St. Pascal Church (Melvina & Irving Park). Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. All Covid-19 restrictions and protocols are to be followed and space may be limited. Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

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Vicente Loza

Vicente Loza; beloved husband of the late Maria; loving father of Maria Dolores, Genaro, Benjamin, Felipe, Olivia, Jose Luis, Maria, Graciela, Juan V., Silvano, Carlos and the late Gerardo and Salvador; cherished grandfather and great grandfather to many. Services Private. Services and Interment will continue in San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco, Mexico.

Edward Joseph O’Brien

Edward Joseph O’Brien, 49, died suddenly on December 3, 2020.

 

Born April 26, 1971 in Joliet, Illinois to John and Rosie O’Brien, Ed was the youngest of six siblings: John (Reveneal) O’Brien, Bridget O’Brien, Margaret Glasch (Keith), Catherine O’Brien and Monica O’Brien.

 

Ed attended St. Ray’s Elementary School and then Joliet Catholic High School, where he played basketball and football. After graduating from high school, he attended University of Missouri and then DePaul University. He worked in construction, property management and real estate throughout his career and loved to build things and help people. He was a talented woodworker, a beloved contractor and had the gift of gab. People knew they could call him for any job – nothing was too big or too small. As everyone always says, “Thank God for Ed.”

 

Ed met his wife, Dr. Therese Plunkett, in 2003 at Joe’s on Weed Street, and they married in 2005 at Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral. He was her rock, and he was so proud of her many accomplishments. Their shared pride and joy are their two daughters Gabby (14) and Madeline (11). Ed loved being a part of the girls’ athletic teams, Irish dance and school events. Friends will always remember Ed as a deeply devoted Dad and fondly recall him in his pick-up truck with the car seats at the girls’ schools, first Cardinal Bernardin and later Immaculate Conception St. Joseph. A friend to everyone he met, Ed loved to play golf and poker and to commiserate about his beloved Bears.  He was a loyal, good and decent man and will be missed dearly by those who knew him. 

 

A limited-attendance funeral mass will be held on Thursday, December 10 at 1.30 pm. The visitation will be on Wednesday, December 9 from 4 – 8 pm where the entrance to the church will be regulated and social distancing practices will be in place. Click here for visitation instructions. Both the funeral and visitation will take place at St. Joseph Church at 1107 North Orleans Street in Chicago.

 

In lieu of flowers, a Go Fund Me has been set up for his daughter’s education. They made Ed so proud.