Obituaries

Elizabeth Villarreal

Elizabeth Villarreal, 76; beloved wife of the late Robert; adored mother of Cindy (Julio), Windy (Raul), Desiree (Kevin), Kathy, Patty, Robert, Mitchell, Anthony, and John; loving grandma and great grandma of Christian, Lacy, Raul, Brennan, Liam, Colin, Ethan, and many more; dearest sister of Butch and Robert; caring aunt of Stacy (Dan) and Brian (Jennifer). Services and interment private.

Anna M. Jarmuth

Anna M. Jarmuth; beloved wife of the late Carl “Bob”; loving mother of Linda (Tony) Swat, Nancy (Jim) May and James (Winnie); cherished grandmother of A.J., Colleen (Art) Olvera, Bridget, Kaitlyn (John) Burzinski, Jennifer, and Jimmy; adored great grandmother of Avery Olvera; dear sister of the late John O’Brien, Martin O’Brien, Rose Stone, Barbara Fiege, Thomas O’Brien, Peggy Hauser and Michael O’Brien; fond aunt and friend to many. Funeral Services Private with a Memorial Service at a later date. Interment Maryhill. In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Marlene J. Pedersen

Marlene J. Pedersen, 80; loving mother of Belinda Baier (the late partner Rich Boveri), Kirk Rutkowski and the late Kean (Noreen) Ryan; cherished grandmother of Keith (the late LeeAnna) Ryan; fond friend to many. Worked at Andy Frain in Rosemont for many years and enjoyed every minute of it. Services and Interment Private. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. For info 773-777-3944 or www.gffh.com

Patrick Reynolds

Patrick Reynolds, passed away surrounded by his family, following more than a decade-long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Born in Bogberry, Ennistymon, Co. Clare, Ireland, he left his home at the tender age of 17 to live and work in Birmingham, UK for five years. He then immigrated to the United States as a young man in search of work. He joined the Army in the post WW2 era, and had the opportunity to tour Europe as a member of the Army’s international soccer team. Upon his return to Chicago, he won the heart Betty Moore, with whom he would share 58 years of marriage and who would remain at his side through both health and sickness until the very end. Few loved life as much as Pat Reynolds. He took the time everyday to do something he loved, be it painting, gardening, walking, golfing, or enjoying the company of friends and family.  He was renowned for his crushing drives on the golf course, his steady hand as an artist, his delicious home-grown tomatoes, and his hearty appetite.  Proud 50-year member of Plumbers local 130. He is survived by his wife Betty Reynolds, his three children: Carmel (Pat, CFD) Maloney, Bob Reynolds (Chris Lomax), Danny (CFD) (Colleen) Reynolds.  He is survived by his seven grandchildren Patrick, Conor, Tara, and Rory Maloney and Bridget, Eileen, and Brendan Reynolds; loving brother of Bridie (the late Arthur) Roche, Tom, Nuala (the late Trevor) Finn, Theresa (the late Martin) O’Shea and the late Gerry (Josephine), Mary and Margaret; Services Private. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Arrangement entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

Catherine McDermott

Catherine McDermott nee Brennan, 102, native of Co. Mayo, Ireland; beloved wife of the late John Joseph; loving mother of Michael, Frank (Karen) and Bill (Diane); cherished grandma of Brian, Daniel, Joseph (Meghan), Kathleen, Lauren and Colleen; fond sister of the late Mary (the late Bill) Dunne; dear aunt and friend of many; Lifetime member of the Irish American Heritage Center and St. Priscilla Church. Friends and Family will meet Monday at St. Priscilla Church for Mass at 11 AM. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Irish American Heritage Center. Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home.

Ralph E. Adamek

Ralph E. Adamek, 53; loving son of Gerald and the late Nancy; cherished brother of Laura and Susan (Jeff) Griggs; fond uncle of Margaret, Kathryn and Julianna Griggs; dear cousin and friend to many. Services Private with a Memorial Service at a later date. Interment Private. Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. For info 773-777-3944 or www.gffh.com

Patricia Delfosse

Patricia Delfosse nee Callahan, 73; beloved wife of the late Gerald; loving mother of Gerald (Laura), Jean Paul (Denise), and Meg (Kevin) Doohan; cherished grandmother of Annie, Grace, Noah, Kylie, Danny, Ava, and Victoria; dear sister of Kathy (the late John) DeJong, the late Emmett (the late Joanne) Callahan, Maureen (the late William) Thompson and Marguerite (the late John) Henker; fond aunt and friend to many; Services Private. Interment Elmwood Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mercy Home for Boys & Girls. For info 773-777-3944 or www.gffh.com

James Wlodarczyk

 

 

 

James T. Wlodarczyk, 61; beloved husband of Sherrie nee Johnson; loving father of Katrina and Samantha ; dear brother of Irene; beloved brother-in-law of Jackie, Ed, Donna, Bob, Greg; dear son of Anna and the late Mitchell; fond uncle of Amanda, Anna, Beth, Jennifer, Matt, Peter, Ron, David and Scott; cousin to Greg, Kathy and Tom Zajac, and Christine, the late Daniel, Jan, John, Mary Ellen, Tom and Michael Walters; and, mentor, father figure and friend to countless more. Jim was a brilliant and innovative engineer, inventor/co-inventor of several international patents, who contributed to the lives and happiness of many. He was a natural leader who wasn’t afraid to go against the grain when he believed in something. He loved to encourage people, and wanted everyone to achieve their highest potential, and, he also accepted everyone for who they are. A Memorial Service will be planned in a few months. Contact the family regarding details. The family is thankful to Gibbons Family Funeral Home for its guidance in making final arrangements.

Denise Marie Berkhout

Denise Marie Berkhout nee Dudek; former wife of Dick; loving mother of William (fiancé Nancy Cardenas) and Betsy (Ryan) Cello; cherished grandmother of Billy, Eddie, Charlie, Tommy, Jack, Maddie and Danny; step-grandmother of Brianna Guerrero; fond daughter of Justine and the late Edmund Dudek; dear sister of David Dudek, Teri (Steve) Malnar and the late Steve (Rose) Dudek; aunt of many; Services Private. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to NAMI www.nami.org. For info 630-832-0018 or www.gibbonsfuneralhome.com