Obituaries

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.

Sarah Agnes Birt

Sarah Agnes Birt nee Greene, native of Arranmore Island, Co. Donegal, Ireland; beloved wife of Thomas; loving mother of Tina (Michael) Bonner, Tommy, Joe (Ann), Mary (Wojtek) Wojowski, Ronnie (Bernie), TC (Damian) Byrne, Sally (Ron) Veesenmeyer, and Chris (Dana); cherished grandmother of 27 and great grandmother of 17; dear sister of Mary Greene Hindle and John Greene; fond aunt of many; Visitation Monday from 11:00 AM until time of mass 1:00 PM at St. Robert Bellarmine Church 4646 N. Austin. Due to Covid restrictions we ask that visitors come pay their respects and please don’t socialize and keep the line moving. Mass will be private for just the family but will be live streamed. Interment Maryhill Cemetery, which all are welcome to attend.. 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

Mary Kish

Mary Kish; beloved wife of the late Emil; loving mother of Teri Renner, Arthur (Christine), Thomas and the late George; cherished grandmother of Alanna and Allison; fond aunt and friend to many. Services Private. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Heart Association.

Marilyn J. Cordon

Marilyn Jean Cordon nee Tallacksen, 88; beloved wife of the late Thomas M. Cordon, Jr. for 66 years; loving mother of David (Karen), Donna, Dianne (Daniel) O’Brien, Donald and the late Dennis; cherished grandmother of Lauren (Brenden) Root, Brendon Cordon, Elizabeth and Aileen O’Brien, Ryan and Christopher Cordon; adoring great grandmother of Liam Root; dear sister of Barbara Wallace, Anita Webster and the late Willard and Norman Tallacksen; devoted daughter of the late Willard and Catherine “Kitty” Tallacksen; fond aunt and friend to many. Friends and Family will meet on Tuesday at St. Pascal Church, 6199 W. Irving Park Rd, for Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Kidney Foundation. Arrangement entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. For info 773-777-3944 or www.gffh.com

Julie A. Henderson

Julie A. Henderson, age 53, of Chicago passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at Seasons Hospice, Swedish Covenant Hospital. She was born December 15, 1966 to James and Judith (Holmes) Henderson in Rockford, IL. She grew up in Holland, MI and Valparaiso, IN. Julie graduated from Indiana University in 1989 with degrees in Art History and Italian. Upon graduation, she moved to Chicago where she worked at Art Mecca for several years before moving on to Morningstar. She then decided to fulfill her calling by earning her Master’s degree in teaching from DePaul University. She graduated in 1999 and started teaching Italian to students in kindergarten through 8th grade, first at Sayre Language Academy and then at AJLA. Her students were her world, and she was so excited to be able to take a few groups to tour Italy. Over the past several years, Julie developed her artistic talent in photography. Her photographs are reflective of how she viewed life and the world. She saw beauty in the mundane and broken as well as in the classically beautiful. She treasured the many family gatherings, trips, and celebrations. Julie is survived by her loving parents Jim and Judy, dear sister Jennifer, as well as beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. She will be remembered by her smile that lit up every room and her generous spirit that touched many hearts. If you would like to make a donation in Julie’s honor, consider Gilda’s Club (https://www.gildasclubchicago.org/ways-give/donate/general-donations ), PAWS Chicago (https://www.pawschicago.org/how-to-help/donate/), or Dysautonomia International – the POTS research fund (https://dysautonomiainternational.salsalabs.org/donate/index.html  ). Or you can go out into the world and spread kindness. A private burial will take place at a later date at Graceland Cemetery in Chicago. A celebration of life is planned for summer 2021.