Ellen Rutherford

Ellen Rutherford nee Berndt; beloved wife of the late Bill; loving mom of Laura (Dave) Welch, Alison (Tom) Craig and the late Michael; cherished grandma of Elena, Ryan and Maddy; fond cousin, aunt and friend to many. Visitation Monday 9 AM until time of service 11:30 AM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin). Interment Maryhill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Anti-Cruelty Society. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

Robert J. McGrath

Robert J. McGrath; beloved son of late Kathleen nee Hamill; loving brother of Thomas and the late Edward (Margaret) and James; fond nephew of many and uncle to Steven, Jeffrey, Meaghan and Kelly; Funeral Friday 9:30 AM from Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (½ Block East of Austin) to St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Mass 10 AM. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 3-8 PM. For info 773-777-3944 or www.gffh.com

James F. Duff

Duff, James Francis (Jimmy), 67 of Chicago, loving husband of Wendy (Christian) Duff passed away peacefully April 7, 2024.  Jim battled his cancer bravely for several years.

He spent 40+ years in the financial industry at both CBOE and CBOT. He finished his career with Macquarie Worldwide. Jim enjoyed spending time with his many friends and his family. With his big heart, he always had a smile and laugh for everyone. He was a devoted Chicago sports fan, but especially the White Sox and Bears.

Jim loved his big Duff family; his late parents John & Catherine Duff; his siblings the late John Duff, Kathy Duff, Tom (Pam) Duff, the late Susan Duff, Anne (Bob) Dorneker, Margaret (Will) Walsh, Mary (Jim) Arey, Patty (Bob) Marino and Robert Duff. He also loved his extended Christian family; his in-laws the late George & Betty Christian and Laura Christian, Linda (Dennis) Miller, Doug (Ginny) Christian and Brad Christian. Jim was also a loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.

All are welcome to a Celebration of Life on Sunday, April 21st from 12:00 – 4:00 PM at La Villa Restaurant, 3638 N. Pulaski, Chicago.

John P. Mescall

John P. Mescall, 95; devoted son of the late Mary and John; loving brother of the late James and Norma; fond uncle to many; US Army Veteran. Funeral Thursday 10 AM from Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin) to St. Priscilla Church. Mass 10:30 AM. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 4-8 PM. For info 773-777-3944 or www.gffh.com

Heather M. Gill

Heather M. Gill, 48; beloved wife of Donald; loving mother of Geoffrey (Milexy), James, and Elyse; cherished grandmother of Brandon and Audrey; devoted daughter of Deborah and Albert; dear sister of Michael (Niki) and Ronald; fond cousin, aunt, and friend to many. Visitation Friday 3-8 PM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin). Interment Private.

Michael P. Ibes

Michael P. Ibes; beloved son of the late Helen nee Gould and John; dear brother of John J, Joseph, Virginia, David (Sharon), Marianne (David) Smolinski, Patricia (Joe) Ozog, and the late Paul; fond uncle of Christopher, Brandon (Jennifer), Alex, Abby, Madalyn, and Natalie and great uncle of Madeline and Ian; Services private. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

Carol Bartell

Carol Bartell (Weinberg) was born on March 17, 1945 in New York, NY and passed away on March 2, 2024 in Chicago, IL. Carol grew up in the Bronx with her parents and younger brother, Howard Weinberg. She went to Hunter College in NYC, and on to Graduate School, where she earned her Masters in Audiology and Speech Pathology. After starting her career at Bellevue Hospital in NYC, she spent the vast majority of her career with the Special School District of St. Louis. She loved being an audiologist, who we often called the “beep lady”. Carol was first married on January 15, 1967 (yes, during Superbowl I) to Ralph Bartell. They had 2 children, and lived in New Jersey, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Michigan and then St. Louis. Divorced when the children were young, Carol was a single mother who raised her kids on her own all while working, actively participating in her kids’ loves, and finding time for friends. She was also a dedicated member and leader of the Ethical Society of St. Louis and the American Ethical Union. Carol married Bill Brighoff in 1994, and they shared a love of theater, travel, and intellectual endeavors for many years until he passed away in 2019. Carol moved to Chicago in 2023, and was diagnosed with leukemia at the same time. In her time in Chicago, where she lived close to her daughter and granddaughters, she made many new friends at her senior living building and was laughing and telling stories until the very end. Carol loved learning. She genuinely enjoyed meeting new people, especially listening to their life story. She cherished her grandchildren, teaching them to be silly, thoughtful, questioning, fun, loving and a little defiant of their parents – much like everyone else she encountered. Carol was predeceased by her parents, Leonard and Bertha Weinberg, her second husband, William (Bill) Brighoff, and her stepson, Mark Brighoff. She is survived by her brother, Howard Weinberg (Sandy Weinberg), her children, Andrew Bartell (Caroline Bartell) and Kerry Teninty (Vincent Teninty), her grandchildren, Joanna Bartell, Ashlynn Teninty, Alexandra Teninty, and Kevin Bartell, and her nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her stepchildren, Daniel Brighoff, Becky Immer and Ben Brighoff, and 4 step-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held in mid-April with details to follow from the family. In lieu of flowers, it was Carol’s wish that donations be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS.org) or The Black Repertory Theater of St. Louis (theblackrep.org). Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. For info 773-777-3944 or www.gffh.com


Martin Heneghan

Martin Heneghan; cherished son of the late Margaret nee O’Toole and Patrick “Woogie”; loving brother of Patrick (Carol), Theresa (Mike) Henry, Brian (Sheila), Sean (Maria), Kathleen (Michael) McComb, Michael (Elvia), Colleen (Kirk) Thompson, Moirra and the late Mary Josephine, Eileen and Michael Anthony; dear nephew, uncle, and cousin to many; Family and friends will gather for a Memorial Visitation 2:00 PM until time of Mass, 3:00 PM at Misericordia 6300 N. Ridge. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Misericordia. Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

Paul W. Barbahen

In Loving Memory of Paul Wenzel Barbahen

With heavy hearts and profound sadness, we bid farewell to Paul, a beloved husband, dad, grandpa/Opa, friend, and cherished member of our community, who departed too soon from this world on Wednesday, February 28th, 2024.

Paul is survived by Carol, his loving and devoted wife, who shared a lifetime of cherished memories and unwavering love. Paul leaves behind Jennifer (Don Wasilevich), Emily (Brian) Gluecklich, and Margaret (Lee) Kim, his adoring daughters, who were blessed to call him dad and who will forever cherish his guidance, wisdom, and affection. Paul will live on through Donovan, Selene, Ronan, Logan, Sloane, Lucy, Jackson, Molly and Baby Kim, his beloved grandkids, who brought him immeasurable joy and whose laughter filled his heart with happiness.

Paul was preceded in death by Carolyn and Norbert and Bernice and Fred, who welcomed him with open arms into the eternal embrace of peace.

A celebration of Paul’s life will be held on Saturday, March 16th, 2024, at The Village UCC Church.

1150 Meadowcrest Rd.

La Grange Park, IL 60526

Church Doors Open at 10:30am – Service at 11am

Visitation with family after service with light refreshments.


In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association in memory of Paul.

Paul was a man of extraordinary intellect, whose sharp mind, wit, and voracious thirst for knowledge illuminated every room he entered. He approached every aspect of life with an insatiable curiosity to learn and was able to provide us with his wisdom and logic. Whether engaged in deep discussions or sharing insights, his mind shone brightly, leaving an indelible mark on all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Beyond his remarkable intellect, Paul was a beacon of humor, wit, and fun. His infectious dry sense of humor could light up even the darkest of days, bringing a smile to those around him. His witty remarks and playful banter created countless moments of happiness and camaraderie, leaving lasting memories that will forever be cherished. Whether it was his classic one-liners, his impeccable timing, or his uncanny ability to recall every line from The Simpsons or Family Guy and find relevance, one thing was for certain, life was never dull when he was around. In the immortal words of Monty Python, “Always look on the bright side of life.”

Above all else, Paul was a man of boundless love. His heart overflowed with compassion, touching the lives of all who crossed his path. He had an innate ability to make everyone feel valued, offering unwavering support and unconditional love to his family and friends. Paul leaves behind a legacy of love, laughter, and intelligence that will continue to inspire and uplift us. Though he may no longer be with us in person, his spirit will forever live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to have known him.

As we mourn the loss of Paul, let us also celebrate the beautiful life he lived and the profound impact he had on all who knew him. May his memory be a source of comfort and strength during this difficult time.

Rest in peace, Paul. You will be deeply missed, but your love and light will continue to shine brightly in our hearts forever.

With love and fond memories,

Carol, Jenny, Emily and Maggie