Obituaries

Daniel E. Burke

Daniel E. Burke, 76, of Chicago, IL passed away on February 4th 2021.

Dan Burke was born on September 21, 1944 to Ed & Marie (Doyle) Burke living proudly on the westside of Chicago. Member of Resurrection Parish and a graduate of Saint Mel’s High School. He served 40 years on the Chicago Police Department and founded the Emerald Society of Illinois in 1975 and served as its president for 8 years. During his leadership, he founded the Bagpipes and Drums of the Emerald Society of Illinois in 1982 with the fervent support of former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne. He was a great man.

Dan Burke was predeceased by his parents Ed and Marie (Doyle) Burke, brother Bob Burke, sisters Joan (Burke) Tarello and Nancy Burke.

He is survived by his wife Cathy (Canavan) Burke, two sons Dan Burke and Brian Burke, three grandchildren Sarah, Brendan and Meghan Burke, brother Mike Burke and many nieces and nephews whom he loved.

Visitation Tuesday 10AM until time of service at 12 Noon. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.*All Covid-19 restrictions and protocols will be followed, please quickly pay your respects and allow the next group to do the same. Space is limited. There will be a live stream of the wake and service on the funeral home website.

 

       

Robert Georges Jr.

Robert Georges Jr., 75; beloved husband of Maggie nee Hamstengel; loving father of Robert  “Spike” (Barbara) and Daniel; adored grandfather of Katie and Trevor; adored son of the late Robert Sr. and Dorothy; fond uncle and friend of many. Retired from a life-long career at the Railroad Retirement Board. Funeral services and interment private. A memorial to honor Robert will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. For info, 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com.

Martin “Marty” Warta

Martin “Marty” Warta, 77, passed peacefully at his home in Chicago, Illinois on January 18, 2021.

Beloved husband of Kathleen nee Derma; loving father of Daniel, Darlene (Jeff) Renie and Tom (Andi); cherished grandfather of Jessie (Ethan) Carder, Jake Renie, Marisa Warta, Josh Renie, Kate Warta, and Eric Warta; dearest great grandfather of Cecilia Jane and Breslin Ray Carder; fond brother of Colleen (Jeff) Becker, Maureen (Mike Ranallo) Lyons and the late Mike (Cindy) Warta; dear uncle and friend to many.

Worked over 30 years for United Parcel Service. He loved bowling and being outdoors: fishing and hunting. He loved all Chicago sports, but especially the Chicago Cubs. So much so, he started working at Wrigley Field in 2008. He was most proud of his 2016 World Series Championship ring!

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 25th beginning at 10 AM until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 AM at St. Pascal Church (Irving and Melvina). Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

All Covid-19 restrictions and protocols are to be followed. 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

To see a live stream of the visitation and funeral mass please click here. A full recording of the mass and cemetery services will be uploaded and available below.

George Lastrico

George J. Lastrico; beloved husband of the late LaVerne; loving father of Maria (Michael) Larson; cherished grandfather of Megan Murphy; fond uncle and friend to many. Visitation Thursday from 3-8pm at Gibbons Family Funeral Home. Friends and Family will meet Saturday at St. Francis Borgia Church, 8033 W. Addison St., Chicago, IL 60634, for Mass of Christian Burial at 12 Noon. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery. All Covid-19 Restrictions & Protocols will be followed.

Reginald Sisco

Reginald “Reg” Daniel Sisco, 54; beloved son of Ann and the late Reginald J.; loving brother of Kathy (Rick) O’Hara, Scott (Claire Connelly), and the late Michael J. (Suelin Chen); cherished uncle of Daniel and Mark Sisco, cousin and friend to many. He worked as Assistant Production Manager at Orval Kent Food Co. for about 17 years. He loved the Cubs and the Bears and played on a softball team after graduating Weber H.S. for a couple of years. He was good at puzzles since he was a child. Later, he became an avid crossword puzzle solver. He was good at figuring out Smart TV/Cable electronics and building things such as any kind of furniture. He had quite a movie collection. He was a friend indeed with a heart of gold. He helped our mom with taking care of her house. As his sister, I wish he could know how much all of us will miss him. Visitation Friday 9:30 AM until time of Mass 10:30 AM at St. Pascal Church (Irving and Melvina). Interment Maryhill Cemetery. All Covid-19 restrictions and protocols are to be followed and space may be limited. For info 773-777-3944 or www.gffh.com

Edward Schoewe

Edward Schoewe, 58; beloved son of Dolores nee Burke and the late Rudy C.; loving brother of Mary Faulhaber, Rudy F., James, Tom, Karen Keeble, Richard, Annette Moore, Lisa Garcia and the late John and Donna; godfather of Eric Schoewe, Michell Sicilia and Emily Garcia; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. He was a Great friend to many! Ed died suddenly of a heart attack and will be Greatly missed. Ed was a Graduate of Our Lady of Victory and Gordon Tech high school. Ed worked at Active Electric Co. and in the electric field for many years. Ed was an active member of OLV Holy Name Society Coached Youth Basketball and was the proud Coach of the Foul Balls Softball team. Ed was a Long Time DePaul Basketball season ticket holder. Visitation Tuesday 3-8 PM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin) and Wednesday 9:00 AM until Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Victory Church 5212 W. Agitate. Interment will be private at All Saints Cemetery. There will be a live stream of the visitation and mass through the funeral home website. All Covid-19 Restrictions & Protocols will be followed. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

 

You will be able to watch the live stream of the mass HERE

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.