Gerard Rangel

Gerard Rangel, 69; beloved husband of Jana; loyal companion to canines: Kuka Girl and the late Nina, Ric Flair, Dakota Boy, Dakota Girl, and Hogan Boy; loving brother of Maria Castaneda, Joseph (Marge), Roger, Patricia (Jose) Guerrero, Leticia (John) Kalkstein, Mary Elizabeth, and the late James; cherished uncle to Jessica, James, Sarah, Mark, the late David and Daniel; dear great uncle to Everett, Jonathan, Anna, Grace and Eli; fond friend to many, including numerous bartenders. Funeral Tuesday 10 AM from Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin) to Our Lady of Victory Church. Mass 10:30 AM. Interment Maryhill Cemetery. Visitation Monday 3 – 8 PM.

Chester J. Walendzinski

Chester J. Walendzinski, born on May 21, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois, has peacefully passed away surrounded by his family on March 23, 2022. Chester was a devoted and supportive family man, with a sense of humor, eager to engage in conversation, and could always be depended on. Fond of baseball and football, fan of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears, and his saltwater fish tank. He shall be greatly missed by his family and friends, and will always hold a place in our hearts.
Visitation Monday 8AM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin), until time of Mass 11:30 AM at St. Pascal Church (Irving Park Rd. and Melvina). Interment Maryhill Cemetery. For info (773) 777-3944 or

Dinorah Belia Ramirez

Ramirez, Dinorah, age 48, passed away on March 10, 2022, after a long fight with cancer. She was a devoted daughter to Belia C. Ramirez; beloved sister of Pablo Ramirez Jr., Guillermo (“Memo”) Ramirez, and Edgar Ramirez; loving sister-in-law to Kris Kafka, James Pollock, and Michelle Ramirez; and doting aunt to Valentina Ramirez. She is predeceased by her father, Pablo V. Ramirez, who loved her dearly and thought she could do no wrong.

Dinorah spent her life helping and caring for others. For over twenty years, Dinorah worked at the WINGS Program, where she was known for the kind and respectful way she helped victims of domestic abuse.  She also spent most of her adult life caring for her elderly mother, who considered Dinorah her best friend.  It was often Dinorah who would bring the whole family together. She would host parties for the major holidays and birthdays, delighting everyone with her cooking and baking and providing family members with their happiest memories. While our mother represents the roots of the Ramirez family tree, Dinorah was clearly the trunk which gave our family its stable center. Her loss is devastating, and we will have to find new ways to come together as a family.  She will be greatly and sorely missed. However, Dinorah was an intensely spiritual person, and she would want us to celebrate the beginning of her new journey. We take comfort in the fact that she is no longer suffering and that she is in a better place.

The funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Mercy Church (4432 N. Troy St, Chicago) on Saturday, April 2, at 10AM.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Dinorah’s name to WINGS: Domestic Violence Service Provider ( and/or the Anti-Cruelty Society (




John B. Schiro

John B. Schiro; beloved husband of Nancy nee Zemola; loving father of Vicki, Pete (Annette), John (Gina) and Susan (Miguel) De La Torre; cherished grandfather of Bruce, Amanda, Kimberlee (Byron), Christopher (Allie), Brandon, Alex, Johnny, Gianna, Michael and Jacob; adored great grandfather of Summer, Alanzo, Hayder, Scarlett, Emma, Jaden, Rhilyn, and Elayna; dear brother of the late Annette DeBock; fond uncle and friend to many. Visitation Monday 3-8 PM and Tuesday 9 AM until time of service 11 AM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin). Interment Maryhill Cemetery.

Jacek Lew

Jacek Lew; loving son of Kazimierz and Helena; cherished brother of Wiesia (William) Miller and Andrew (Angel); dear uncle of Nicholas and Jacob Miller; fond godson and nephew of Franciszek Babiarz. Visitation Thursday 9 AM until time of prayers 11 AM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin) to St. Pascal Church. Mass 11:30 AM. Interment Maryhill Cemetery. For info 773-777-3944 or