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123456 10 CHICAGO TRIBUNESECTION3MWTHURSDAYJUNE2,2005 BUSINESS MERTENS See Robert F. Bernero notice. McNEALY, MARIAN L. Marian L.McNealy, nee Lann , May 29, beloved wife of the late Joseph; dear sister of the late Georgette Davis, Ignatius Lana and Rev. Francis Lana; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday 10 to 11 a.m., time of Mass, at St. Barnabas Church, 10134 S. Longwood Drive, Chicago. Graveside Service Saturday 12:30 p.m. at St. John Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Barnabas Church. Arrangements entrusted to Donnellan Funeral Home 773-238-0075 . Sign guest book at www.donnellanfuneralhome.com Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obitu aries McNAMARA, CHARLES J. Charles J. McNamara. Memorial Massfor Charles will be held on Saturday, June 4, 11 a.m. at St. Matthew Church in Glendale Heights. Arrangements from Cypress Funeral Hom e , 630-653-7666. Charley was the former owner of Highway Sales in Addison. Charles was the loving husband of Betty; father of Karen (Michael) Howes, Kevin, Keith(Kathie) and Patrick (Michele); dear grandfatherof Claire, Kurt, Kelly, Erin, Emma, Christopher, Nicholas and William. Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries McGOVERN, JAMES James McGovern, 87, of Oak Park. Beloved husband of the late Esther; devoted father of Joseph; fond uncle of James O ’ Hara, Marylin Dayhoff, Janice Giurato, Anita Karr, Patricia Kozin and Donna Marino; great-uncle of many; great-great-uncle of two; dearbrother-in-law of Gloria Badolato, Louise Giurato and Millie Williamson. Funeral service Saturday, June 4, 10:30 a.m. at the Ed Prignano Funeral Home , 1815 W. North Ave. (Broadway/19th Ave.), Melrose Park. Interment Private. Visitation Friday, 3 to 9 p.m. Info: 708-344-0635. Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries McAVOY, LOIS R. Lois R.McAvoy, nee McCarthy , belovedwife of John T. McAvoy; loving mother of John (Anne), Terrence, Maribeth (Marty) McNally, Diane (Chris) Suffield and Molly (Michael) Flynn; cherished grandmother of Sean, Dale, Kyle, Jordan, Makensie, Kelli, Alexis, Tyler, Blake, Erin, Daniel, Molly, Katie, Morgan, Caseyand Megan; dearest sister of Jayne (Robert) Karow; dear sister-in-law of Ruth (the late Robert) Walker and Mary Ellen (Phillip) Papason. Visitation Friday, 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral Saturday, 11 a.m., from the Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home , 9000 W. 151st. Street, Orland Park, to St. Stephen Church. Mass 11:45 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. 708-857-7878 or www.sheehyfh.com Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries MAJEWSKI, MAX Max Majewski, beloved husband of the late Zofia, nee Wasilewski; loving father of Barbara Kubon and Christine (James) Fuentes; devoted grandfather of Lisa (John) Siegmeier, Rita (Rick) Hankins and Elizabeth, Eric and Tom Fuentes; great-grandfather of Taylor and Madison Hankins. Funeral Friday, June 3, 9:30 a.m. from Colonial-Wojciechowski FuneralHome, 6250 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, to St. Mary of the Woods Church. Mass 10 a.m.Interment Maryhill. Visitation Thursday 4 to 9 p.m. Inlieu of flowers, contributions to Alzheimer ’ s Assn. 773-774-0366 or www.colonialfuneral.com Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obitu aries MAIDA, MARK ALLEN Mark Allen Maida, age 22, passed away while serving the U.S. Armyin Diyarah, Iraq. Mark was born in Madison, WI on Nov. 15, 1982, the son of Ray and Diane Maida. Mark was a 2001 graduate of Memorial High School and grew up in the Orchard Ridge neighborhood. He joined the U.S. Army shortly after September 11, 2001. He began duty on Oct. 31, 2001, and was stationed in Fort Irwin, CA and was deployed to Iraq on Jan. 9 for a 12-14 month tour of duty. He was known for a great sense of humor and loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors; but most of all he loved his family and friends. Mark is survived by his parents, Ray and Diane; one sister, Juliann (Ian) Mutch; two brothers, Aaron (Allison) Maida and Christopher Maida; one grandmother, Olga Herman; two nieces, Jasmine Maida and Abbey Mutch; two nephews, Isaac Maida and Owen Mutch; and girlfriend, Elizabeth Jacobs. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jean and Daniel Maida and Hugh P. Herman. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2005, at St. Maria Goretti, 10 Maria Place, Madison, with Monsignor Michael Burke officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2005 at C r ess Funeral Home , 3610 Speedway Road, Madison and also from 8:30 a.m. to the time of Service at the church on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the YMCA Camp Nawakwa, 13400 Camp Nawakwa Lane, Lac de Flambeau, WI 54538. Mark ’ s Motto: ‘‘ Get busy living or get busy dying. ’’ Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries MAGNUSON, MELVIN Melvin Magnuson. Memorial serviceswere held Friday, May 27, 2005 at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Arrington Funeral Directors. It is with great sadness the family of Melvin Magnuson announces his death on May 21, 2005 atNorth- brooke Health Care. He was affectionately known as ‘‘ Mag ’’ to his friends, ‘‘ Uncle Mag ’’ to nieces and nephews and ‘‘ Grandpa ’’ to many. Melvin was born on Nov. 3, 1914 in Canton, SD to Laura, nee Egland, and John Magnuson. His childhood and young adult years were spent in Cedar Rapids, IA where he played semi-pro basketball for the Wilson Packers. After spending a short time in Hartford, CT working for Remington Rand, he moved to Chicago, where he met Edna Bykonen. They were married on Feb. 11, 1939. Melvin worked in sales of office equipment and later became involved in real estate. After the death of his beloved wife of 60 years, Melvin moved to Jackson, TN in August 1999. He is survived by his six children, Melva Trentz and special friend, Bill Dearhammer of Chicago, John (Carole) Magnuson of Huntsville, AL, Marcia (Dan) Trew of Buffalo Grove, IL, Marlene (Earl) Sharman of GreenBay, WI, Marilyn (Mark) Holysz of Wheaton, IL and Mona (Larry) Strazzella of Jackson, TN; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and beloved nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Johnson and grandson, Leif Eric Magnuson. The family would like to thank the staff at Northbrooke Healthcare for the wonderful care and kindness they providedfor ‘‘ Mr. Mag ’’ during his stay with them. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a favorite charity. Arring t o nFuneral Directors , 148 W.Univer- sity Parkway, 731-668-1111. Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries MACUR, WALTER M. Walter M. Macur, 75, longtime resident ofGlen- view, May 29, 2005, beloved husband for 55 years of Ann Macur, nee Fusco; loving father of Carol (Robert) Rizzie, Madelynn (Rich) Macur Brousil, Kenneth M. Macur, Mark (the late Catherine) Macur and Cheryl (Richard) Hoker; cherished grandfather of Kenn, Jim, Kimberly, Lauren, Kristen, Stephanie, Jessica and Katrina; dear brother of the late George Macur; fond uncle of several nieces and nephews. Mr. Macur worked for 23 years for LaSalle Bank. Visitation Thursday 4 to 9 p.m. at N.H. Scott & Hebblethwaite Funeral Home, 1240 Waukegan Rd., Glenview (2 blks. south of Lake Avenue, on west side), and visitation Friday 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. at St. Catherine Laboure, 3535 Thornwood, Glenview. Interment All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walter Macur Tribute Fund for Hematology/Oncology Research at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, c/o the Advocate Charitable Foundation, 205 Touhy, Park Ridge, IL 60068. Funeral info, 847-998-1020 . Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries MacLAUGHLIN, MARILYN V. Marilyn V. MacLaughlin, nee VanEck , beloved wife of Frank E. MacLaughlin; loving mother of Debra (Thomas Britton) MacLaughlin and James (Deborah) MacLaughlin; adoring grandmother of Colin and Trevor MacLaughlin; fond sister of William (Diane) VanEck; kind sister-in-law of Jean Murphy. Visitation Friday, 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral srvice Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at the Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home, 4950 W. 79th St., Burbank. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. www.sheehyfh.com, 708-857-7878 773-582-4400 . Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries MacDONALD, ANN E. Ann E. MacDonald, nee Wanerus , 89 of Sleepy Hollow. Beloved wife of the late Ronald MacDonald; loving mother of Alan G. (Marian) Wicker Sr.; dear grandmother of Cynthia(Tom) Rispoli, Alan G. Wicker Jr. and Sheryl Quinney; proud great grandmother of Luke, Nicole, Matthew, Vincent and Holly; fond sister of Carl (Laverna) Wanerus. Mrs. MacDonald was a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxillary VFW Post 3246. Visitation Sunday, June 5, 2005 from 1:00 p.m. until time of funeral service 4:00 p.m. at Windridge Funeral Home , 104 High Rd., Cary, IL. Interment private. Info: 847-639-2191 Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries LUMBRAZO, JEANNE Jeanne Lumbrazo, nee Hannon , age 83, beloved wife of the late Andrew; loving mother of Mike (Jackie), Greg (Kathy), Marianne (Earl) Lent and the late Andy (Bonnie); proud grandmother of Anthony, Lauren, Nicole, Brian, Anthony, Molly and Jakob; dear sister ofthe late Kaye Murphy, Bill Hannon and JimHannon; loving aunt of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Friday 9:30 a.m. from The BradyGill Funeral Home , 16600 S. Oak Park Ave.,Tinley Park, to St. George Church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 2 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 651 W. Washington Blvd., Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60661 appreciated. 708-614-9900or www.bradygill.com OTTE, CLARENCE W. Clarence W. ‘‘ Lance ’’ Otte, age 59, died on May 26, 2005 in Knoxville, IL. Surviving are three daughters, Corina Otte, Victoria Otte and Khrista (Ruel) Howerton ofGales- burg, IL; two sons, William and Joey Otte; six grandchildren. He worked in Chicago, IL as a plumber for over 18 years. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Graveside Memorial Services were held on June 1, 2005 at 2 p.m. at theEast Linwood Cemetery, Galesburg, IL.Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home andC rema- tory in Knoxville, IL in charge of arrangements. Si g n Guestbook at chica g otribune.com/obituaries OLSEN, BLANCHE BRIGGS Blanche Briggs Olsen, 78, a lifetime resident of Lake Forest, died May 31, 2005, wife of the late Jack L. Olsen (2004); mother of Lucy Olsen of Lake Forest, William (Phyllis) Olsen of Wake Forest, NC, Janet (James) Enstrom of Park City, Jane Schaefer of Park City and the late David Olsen; grandmother of five; sister of Stanley (Bobbie) Briggs of Vernon Hills, Doris Lanyon Hoffman of Parkersburg, WV and the late Frances Jackson; daughter of the late Frank and Jennie Briggs of Lake Forest. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday, June 3 at Wenban Funeral Home , Lake Forest. Interment Lake Forest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lake Forest Fire Dept. Paramedic Fund, 255 W. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045. Visitation from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at Wenban Funeral Home, 320 E. Vine Ave., Lake Forest. 847-234-0022 . Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries NOWINSKI, WALTER V. Walter V. Nowinski, age 83, Purple Heart Recipient, Veteran WWII, Army, beloved husband of Angeline, nee Slepetis; loving father of Ret. Lt. Colonel Richard A. (Geraldine), Marilyn (Ret. Sgt. Major Willie) McFall, Ronald A. (Barbara) and the late RobertW. (Sandy); dear grandfather of 10 and great- grandfather of four; fond brother of Lottie (the late Walter) Michalak, the late Frank (Stephanie), Stanley (Beatrice), Joseph andEdward (the late Joan). Funeral Service Saturday, June 4, 9:15 a.m.from Parkside Chapels & Crema- tio nServic e s , 5948 Archer Ave (Corner of Major), Chicago, to St. Jane de Chantal Church. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Interment and Committal Service at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 27034 South Diagonal Road, Elwood, IL, Monday, June 6, 11 a.m. Visitation Friday 2 to 9 p.m. Member of St. Jane de Chantal H.N.S., Life member and past Commander of V.F.W. Rhine Post #2729, past Chaplain of V.F.W. District #3, Member and past Commander of Flanders American Legion Post #734, Cooties, Paffoofniks and Chi Burban Senior Club. Info. 773-767-9788 or Express your thoughts and condolences at our online guestbook at www.parksidechapels.com. NOVAK, CAROLYN S. Carolyn S.Novak, nee Fax , formerly ofEver- green Park, Il and Ft. Myers, FL. Born Aug. 21, 1942 in Chicago to the late Raymond and Marie, nee Pyrek, Fax; beloved wife of 44 years to Dennis Novak Sr.; loving mother of Kimberly (Douglas) Gisselman of Plainfield, IL, Dennis Jr. (Julie Anne) Novak of Crete, IL and Michael (Julie) Novak of Northport, FL; proud grandmother of Kristin Gisselman, Lindsay Gisselman, Natalie Novak, Nicholas Novak, Jessica Novak and Samantha Novak, one sister, Laverne (George) Horvath of Evergreen Park; loving aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday 3 to 9 p.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home , 3200 Black Rd., Joliet. Funeral Services Saturday, June 4, 2005 at 9:45 a.m. from the funeral home to St. MaryImmaculate Catholic Church, Plainfield, for Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment St. Mary Immaculate Cemetery. For information, 815-741-5500 . Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries NOGAJ, LORETTA E. Loretta E. Nogaj, nee Kowalczyk , beloved wife of the late Joseph; loving mother of Richard (Florence) and Barbara (Michael) Norris; loved grandmother of Debra, Tom, John and Robin; and great-grandmother of Adam, Allyson, Kelsey, Taylor, Karlee, Marcus, Jeffrey,Angelina, Michael and Meredith; dear sister of John Kowalczyk. Remembrance Service 11 a.m., Saturday, June 4, 2005 at All Saints Mausoleum, West Chapel, 700 N. River Rd.,Des Plaines. Arrangements by the G lueckert Funeral Home,Ltd. , Arlington Heights. Inlieu of flowers, memorial contributions maybe given to Harvest for Humanity, 1170 Harvest Dr., Immokalee, FL 34142. Funeral information and condolences www.GlueckertFH.comor 847-253-0168. Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries NAPLES, JOSEPH D. Joseph D. Naples, of Melrose Park, former co-owner of TomNaples Market. Beloved husband of the late Clara, nee Cavallaro; loving father of Tom (Jane), Carrie and Theresa (Tony) Papa; devoted grandfatherof Ryan, Nina and Joey Naples and Clairissa and Jaclyn Papa; cherished son of the lateAdeline, nee Cioffi and the late Tom Naples; dear brother of Pascal ‘‘ Pat ’’ (Leda); specialnephew of Mary (the late Rocky) Sarlo; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. FuneralFriday, June 3, 9:45 a.m., from the Ed Prignano Funeral Home , 1815 W. North Ave. (at Broad- way/19th Ave.), Melrose Park, to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Mass 10:30a.m. Entombment Queen of Heaven Mausoleum. Visitation Thursday, 3 to 9 p.m. 708-344-0635. Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries MOONEY, ROBERT A. Robert A. Mooney, 48, of Macomb, Illinois died at 7:02 a.m., Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at McDonough District Hospital. Born Aug. 10, 1956 in Chicago to William F. and Catherine Borberg Mooney, he married Lisa McConnell on Sept. 30, 1989 in Macomb; she survives. Also surviving are two sons, Jeffrey and Timothy, both at home; one brother, Stephen Mooney of Bolingbrook, IL; two sisters, Catherine M. Mooney of Lisle, IL and Patricia Barns of Amherst, OH; his in-laws, James and Frances McConnell of Overland Park, KS; one brother-in-law, Tim McConnell of Wichita, KS; two sisters-in-law, Susan Finlayson of Carrollton, MO and Leanne Eggers of Lees Summit, MO. He was preceded in death by his parents. He was a Custodianat Edison Jr. High School in Macomb. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Macomb, and served as a Deacon. He coached Macomb Pee-Wee and Little League Baseball. Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church of Macomb. Rev. William Brown will officiate. Visitation will be held at at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home , Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Jeffrey & Timothy Mooney College Educational Fund at Mid America National Bank, 130 N. Side Square, Macomb, IL 61455. Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries MONTERO, EULALIA A. Eulalia A. Montero, beloved wife of the late Rev. Julian V. Montero Sr.; loving mother of Faith (Milly) Dumoran, Jessie (Robert) Bornick, Charish (Valentin) Pana, Erlyn (Rustom) Beronilla, the Rev. Julius A. Jr. (Glennette) and Ger (Marilu) Montero; dear grandmother of 12; sister of four in the Philippines. Visitation Friday and Saturday 3 p.m. until time of Prayer Services at 7:30 p.m. at Hursen FuneralHome, S.W. corner Roosevelt and MannheimRoads, Hillside/Westchester. Interment in the Philippines. Info tollfree 800-562-0082 or www.hursen.com Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries MONAGHAN, JAMES P. James P. Monaghan, 90 years, beloved husband of the late Bernadette, nee Clerkin; dear brother of Ann (the late Carl) Semrau, Sr. Marie Owen, O.P. (Rita), Mary(the late Dennis) Lynch and the late Rose (the late Victor) Peloso, Rev. Owen, C.P., Catherine (the late John) O ’ Donohue and Bernard Monaghan; loving uncle to many nieces, nephews and grandnieces and nephews. Visitation Friday 8 a.m. until time of prayers 8:45 a.m. at B lake- Lamb Funeral Home , 4727 W. 103rd St., Oak Lawn, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass, at St. Germaine Church. Interment private. Info, 708-636-1193 . MILTON, WILLIAM J. William J. Milton, 77, ofWoodridge, beloved husband of the late Mary E., nee Bartley; loving father of William T., Patricia (James) Bruton, Raymond (Susan), Michael (Elizabeth) and Theresa (Dale) Fritz; proud grandfather of Michael, Colleen, Daniel, Katherine, James, Paul and Sarah; dear brother of Della Connell and the late John Milton. Family and friends to meet Friday at St. Daniel the Prophet Church, 5330 S. Nashville, Chicago, for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 3 to 9 p.m. at Blake-La m b Funeral Home , Rte. 53 and Short St., Lisle. 630-964-9392. Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries MIERNICKI, CHESTER A. Chester A. Miernicki, Vet.WWII Army Air Corps, loving fatherof Leon (Janette), Christopher (Janet) and Paul (Lorna); dear grandfather of James, Juliet, Anne,Christopher, Megan, Thomas, Kristen and Paul; beloved son of the late Michael and Anastasia; dear brother of the late Genevieve ‘‘ Jean ’’ (Fred ‘‘ Fritz ’’ ) Erdman, Mack (Hattie), William (the lateFlorence) and Edward (Della). Memorial Mass Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m. at Queen of Martyrs Church, 103rd and Central Park, Evergreen Park. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Queen of Martyrs or your favorite charity appreciated. Arrangements by Beverl y Ridge Funeral Home , 773-779-4411 . Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obitu aries SCHADECK, BARBARA Barbara Schadeck, 67 years, beloved wife o f Ronald C. Schadeck; loving mother of Stac y (Scott) Masumoto, Steven (Tracey) Schadeck and the late Kerry (Mike) Stark; devoted grandmother of Jeremy, Jessica and Gracie; fond aunt of Mike. Visitation at Lakeview Funeral Hom e , 1458 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, Sunday 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. Funeral Service 10 a.m. Monday. Interment Montrose Cemetery. For info, 773-472-6300 . Si g n Guestbook at chica g otribune.com/obituaries SCHACHT See Diane Patricia Carroll notice. SCALETTA, DENISE M. Denise M. Scaletta, nee Pileggi, beloved wife of Salvatore; loving mother of Vincenzo,Frank and Geno; devoted daughter of Frank Sr. and Sue Pileggi; dear sister of Angela(Michael) Pokorny, Lucille (Vito) Chiovari, Lena (Pete) Petrovic and Frank Jr. (Linda), Vito, Eugene (Karen), Michael (Linda) and Stanley (Lisa) Pileggi; aunt of many. Funeral Friday 10 a.m. from Hursen Funeral Home, SW corner o f Roosevelt & Mannheim Roads,Hillside/Westchester, to Emmanuel Bible Church, 6630 W. Ogden Ave, Berwyn. Service 11 a.m. Entombment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.Visitation Thursday, 3 to 9 p.m. Info. Toll-Free: 800-562-0082 or www.hursen.com Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries ROMMEL, ZITA O. Zita O.Rommel, nee Pikna , age 87, went to join her Lord on May 27, 2005, beloved wife o f Paul C. Rommell for 50 years; loving mother o f Stephanie (the late Lawrance) Konkol and Christine L. Rommel; devoted grandmother o f Andrew J. Konkol. Memorial Service 2p.m. Sunday, June 5, 2005 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2255 N. Lawndale, Chicago. In lieu of flowers, memorials to The Anti-Cruelty Society, 510 N. LaSalle Dr., Chicago,IL 60610 or Northwestern Palliative Care and Home Hospice, 676 N. St. Clair, Suite 720, Chicago, IL 60611. Arrangements by C r emation Society of Illinois , 847-577-6505. Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries ROCHE, VIRGINIA L. Virginia L.Roche, nee Fenwick , 83 ofElm- hurst, passed away Wednesday, June 1,2005. Virginia was the beloved wife of the lateJames M. Roche Sr.; loving mother of James Jr. (Sylvia), David (Anne), Patricia McDonough and Jeanne (Michael) Jakubiec; proudgrandmother of Kristin (Rob) Bartel, Brian (Angela) Roche, Willow and Shannon McDonough, Matthew and Brynna Roche, and Corinne, Brandonand Shawn Jakubiec; dearest great grandmother o f Gage Bartel; fond sister of the late George (survived by Collette) Fenwick and the late Charles Fenwick; loving sister-in-law of John(Mary) Roche; dear aunt of many nieces andnephews. Virginia loved and was loved by all who knew her and will be missed by the many Grandmas of the Grandmothers Club of Elmhurst. Visitation atthe Pedersen-Ryberg Mortuary , 435 N. York Rd., Elmhurst on Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. Funeral Saturday, June 4, 9:00 a.m. from the mortuary to Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, Elmhurst, Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Interment Mt. Emblem Cemetery. In lieu o f flowers, memorials to Make a WishFounda- tion. 630-834-1133. Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries RATKUS, PHYLLIS ANN Phyllis Ann Ratkus, age 58, of Mauston, WI, died Monday, May 30, 2005 at her home. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 2, 2005 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Mauston, WI. Phyllis was born March 10, 1947 in Chicago, to George and Phyllis, nee Bartkus, Vogl. She married CharlesRat- kus on Oct. 8, 1966 in Dolton, IL. Survived b y husband, Charles Ratkus of Mauston, WI; sons, Daniel (Becky) Ratkus of Galesville, WI and Frank Ratkus of Chicago; grandson, Austin Ratkus of Galesville, WI; granddaughter,Caylin Ratkus of Galesville, WI; brothers, George M. Vogl of Lindenhurst, IL, Bernie Magnabosco o f Chicago Heights, IL and Jack Magnabosco o f Crete, IL; father-in-law, Charles (Theresa) Ratkus of Mauston, WI. R oseberry ’ sF uneral Home , 608-339-3551. roseberrys.com Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries PREBE, ESTELLE F. Estelle F. Prebe, nee Filipkowski , ofLas Vegas, formerly of Chicago, beloved wife of the late William; loving mother of Marlene (Edward) Richards, Beverly (Richard) Dick and the late Florian and James Prebe and late Shirley Ann (Roger) Wagner; dearest grandmother of 11; dear great-grandmother of 29. Visitation Frida y 3 to 9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 8:45 a.m. from Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N. Milwaukee Ave., to Divine Savior Church. Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery. 773-774-4100 . Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries PRAXMARER, DENNIS J. Dennis J. Praxmarer, beloved husband of Ann, nee Schillaci; loving father of Debbie (Frank) Guagenti and Tom (Dina) Praxmarer; cherished grandfather of Sara, Heather, Shawn and Sophie; dear brother of Joan (the late Chester) Golab and Charlotte (Gerry) Neuzil; uncle o f many. Retired after many years of servicefrom Rhodes School in River Grove. Visitation Friday, 3 to 9 p.m. Funeral Saturday, 9 a.m., from S ax- Tiedemann Funeral Home & Crematorium, 9568 Belmont Ave., Franklin Park, to St. Cyprian Church for Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment Mt. Emblem Cemetery. For info, pleasecall 847-678-1950. www.sax-tiedemann.com. Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obitu aries POTTER See Esther Rose Hurst notice. POTEMPA, JOSEPHINE C. Josephine C.Potempa, nee Molo, age 89 years, beloved wife of the late Walter; loving mother of Edward (Donna Krenz) andRichard (Lynda); grandmother of Heather (John) LaBelle, Jill, Kim (Tim) Carnahan and Eric (Wendy) Potempa; cherished great-grandmother of Justin Carnahan, Gavin and Nathan Potempa; sister of Steven (Alice) Molo. Loyal retired employee of Jays Potato Chip Company. Visitation Saturday morning from 9 to 10:30 a.m.at Kopec-Reszke Funeral Home, 5259 W.Ros- coe (5300W-3400N). Mass 11 a.m. at St. Ladislaus Church. Interment Holy Sepulchre. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Advocate Hospice, 1441 Branding Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60515, 800-564-2025. For information, 773-545-6974. Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries PLATTNER, SARAH G. Sarah G.Plattner, nee Gowan , loving mother of the late Carol Linda; dear sister of Jessie (Chester) Karzmar, Sam A. (Judith) Gowan and Elaine Jennings; fond aunt of eight and great-aunt of 12. Resting at H o rnburg-Klein Evergreen FuneralHome, 2955 W. 95thSt., Friday 2 to 9 p.m. In state Saturday 9:30a.m., until time of Services at 10:30 a.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4660 W. 94th St.Interment Evergreen. Memorials to St. Paul wouldbe appreciated. 708-422-7010 . Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries PAWELKO, DONALD Donald Pawelko, VeteranWWII. Beloved husband of the late Cecelia, nee Mozdzierz; loving father o f James (Bonnie) and Terry; dear grandfather of Michael and Steven; fond brother of Maryann (Gene) Doretti and the late Delores (late John) Imbordino; uncle to many. Visitation Friday 3 to 9 p.m. FuneralSat- urday 9:15 a.m.from Malec & Sons Funeral Home , 6000 N. Milwaukee Ave. to St. John Bre- beuf Church, Mass 10 a.m. Interment Maryhill Cemetery. 773-774-4100 Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries PAPE, ANTHONY D. Anthony D. Pape, beloved husband of Josephine, nee Esposito;loving father of Anthony F. and Joseph F. (Lisa) Pape; devoted grandfather o f Cassy (Jon) Harris, Tricia, Anthony, Jerad, Alise, Arica, Alex, Joseph R. and Aliana; great-grandfather of Jordan; fond son ofthe late Anthony ‘‘ Tony Boy ’’ and Mildred ‘‘ Tee ’’ Pape; dear brother of Barbara Ann Newman. Funeral Saturday, 9 a.m. from Salerno ’ s Rosedale Chapels, Frank Reda and SonD i rec- t ors , 450 W. Lake St., Roselle (3/4 mi. West o f Bloomingdale/Roselle Rd.) to St. Isidore Church, Mass 10 a.m. Entombment Queen o f Heaven Mausoleum. Please omit flowers. Visitation Friday, 3 to 9 p.m. For info: 630-889-1700. Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obitu aries PADULA, LOU ELMA Lou Elma Padula, 94, of Deerfield, passed awa y June 1, 2005, beloved wife of 48 years to the late Vito; loving mother of the late Lois Jean Eakins; dear grandmother of Toni Lee and Randy; loving great-grandmother of Kyle and Kerry; cherished friend to many Deerfield residents. Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2005 at Kelley and Spalding Funeral Home , 1787 Deerfield Rd., Highland Park, IL. Interment private. In lieu o f flowers, donations may be made to the American Red Cross, Attn: FinancialDevelopment, 43 E. Ohio, Chicago, IL 60611. For info ordirec- tions call Kelley & Spalding, 847-831-4260 or www.kelleyspaldingfuneralhome.com Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries OTTENHOFF, DOROTHY A. Dorothy A. Ottenhoff, nee Engelsman , age 80, at rest May 25, 2005, beloved wife of Lambert; loving mother of Maryann (Calvin) Schipmaand Gerald Ottenhoff; dear grandmother of Kristen Anne (Jeffrey) Teeter; dearest great-grandmother of Jacob, Joseph and Katelyne. A private burial service took place at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Lansing, IL on June 1, 2005. Signthe online guest book at www.colonialchapel.com STEVENSON, JEROME C. Jerome C. Stevenson, 65, loving father,social activist and community leader, departed from this life on Thursday, May 26, 2005. He is survived by his daughter, Rona Stevenson;companion, Lil Hall; and a host of nieces,nephews, relatives, and friends who loved himdearly. Jerome ’ s career began as a social worker, he was later elected President of the National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW), Chicago Chapter. Subsequently, hebecame the first Black Associate Executive Director of the United Way of Chicago. In the 1980 ’ s, Jerome became the National Executive Director of the United Neighborhood Centersof America. Jerome will be remembered as a sensitive, compassionate and strong willed person who believed that one man could make a difference. He was dedicated and devoted to social change. Jerome was a member of Christ Universal Temple in Chicago. Services were held June 1, 2005, at Griffin FuneralH ome , 3232 South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Visitation begans at 9:30 a.m., Funeral Services began at 11 a.m. Si g n Guestbook at chica g otribune.com/obituaries SOMENZI, GILDA Gilda Somenzi, 83, of Highland Park, passed away May 31, 2005, beloved wife of the late Bruno; loving mother of Terry, Darre,Candy and Stefany. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2005 at St. James Church, 134 North Ave., Highwood, IL 60040. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made tothe Alzheimer ’ s Disease Association, 4709 Golf Rd., Suite 1015, Skokie, IL 60076. For info or directions, Kelley & Spalding , 847-831-4260 or www.kelleyspaldingfuneralhome.com Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries SHERRY, EDWARD J. Edward J. Sherry, age 89, beloved husband of Bernice Sherry, nee Macak; loving father of Sharon (Jim Johnston) Schroeder and Roger (Pat Farster) Sherry; dear grandfather of 14 and great-grandfather of 15. Visitation Friday 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral Saturday 9:30 a.m. from Adams-Winterfield & Sullivan Funeral Home, 4343 Main St., (1 block S. of Ogden), Downers Grove, to St. Mary of Gostyn Church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Mary of Gostyn Church or St. Thomas Hospice appreciated. 630-968-1000 or www.adamswinterfieldsullivan.com Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries SEVEDGE, RICHARD B. Richard B. Sevedge, beloved husband ofKaren, nee Lettiere; dear father of Kristen Sevedge Marshall, Mark Sevedge; dear brother of William (Charlotte) Sevedge, Judy Sevedge; uncle to Bill, Melissa, Greg and Jeff; son-in-law of Michael and the late Ruth Lettiere; brother-in-law of Greg and Laura Slade, and the late Therese Lettiere. Resting at Thompson & Kuenster FuneralHome , 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn, where services will be held Friday evening at 8:30 p.m. Interment private. Visitation Friday 3 until time ofservice. 708-425-0500 Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries SERPICO-JONES, MARGARET Margaret ‘‘ Peggy ’’ Serpico-Jones, 63, passed away peacefully on May 25, in Mesa, AZ. She was born Sept. 29, 1941, in Oak Park, graduated from Leyden C.H.S. in Franklin Park and attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Peggy was preceded in death by her first husband, Bill Serpico; her sister Joann and her parents Pearl, nee Fitzgerald and Alex Asta; survivors include her husband of 11 yearsWil- liam L. Jones; mother of Alicia Serpico-Koenig (Mike); sister of Frank (Sharon) and James Asta; aunt of Erica Arkell, Cari Anderson and Dena Marie Asta, Cliff, Billy and Steve Arkel, James, Anthony and Christopher Asta; step-mother of Jeff, Billy and David Jones and Jackie (Jeff) Allen; grandmother of Justin, Tanner, Damon, Amanda, Cristi, Samantha, Pati, Landon, Spencer, SarahJane, Taylor, Jackson, Alex,Dylan, Jonah and Josephine. Peggy worked as a Bank Teller, Interior Designer, a teaching Assistant with EH Kids, and a licensed Insurance Agent, in addition to her full time occupations ofwife and mother. She selflessly gave of herself to her family and friends, she was truly ‘‘ every- ones mom ’’ . Peggy was extremely exuberant, fun loving and active. She always had a smile on her face and kind words to say. Sheexer- cised frequently doing Aerobics, Pilates, Roller- blading with grandkids, and much more. A memorial service in Peggy ’ s honor will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at St. Bridget Catholic Church, 2213 N. Lindsey Rd, Mesa. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in support of Breast Cancer Research to the KomenFounda- tion, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX. 75265, www.komen.org Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries WARYCH, JULIA K. Julia K. Warych, 18, of Bensenville, beloved daughter of Ann, nee Taub, and Raymond T. Sr.; devoted sister of Raymond Jr.; deargrand- daughter of the late Katharine and late Robert Taub and the late Irene and the late Raymond; dear niece of Corey and Daniel, Robert (Judy- gay) Taub, Lynda Prendergast, late Steven, late Ronald and late Kathy Lynn Taub; dearstep- granddaughter of Florence; dear cousin and great-niece to many. Prayers Saturday, June 4, 2005 at 9 a.m. from Cuneo-Columbi a n Funeral Home, 10300 W. Grand Ave. (1 block East of Mannheim Rd.), Franklin Park, to St. Alexis Catholic Church, Bensenville, for Mass at 10 a.m. Interment St. AdalbertCemetery, Niles, IL. Visitation Friday 3 to 9 p.m. 847-455-1200 . Si g n Guestbook at chica g otribune.com/obituaries WAGNER, MATHILDE M. Mathilde M. Wagner, 78, passed away May28, 2005 at her home. She leaves behind her sister, Hilde Pilz; niece, Theresa M. Pilz; and many nieces and nephews abroad. Devoted friend and cousin to Wanda Wagner and her family. Mrs. Wagner was instrumental in developing The Dental Assisting Programs at Triton College, where she taught until her retirement. She was actively involved in her professional organizations and served as president of both the Chicago and Illinois Dental Assistants Association. Services private. Please omit flowers. Interment Germany. Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries VITT, TASHA L. Tasha L. Vitt, 31, of Antioch, beloved daughter of John and Beth; dear granddaughter ofJohn, Sr. (Erma); fond sister of Matthew (Crea) and Kevin Fasana; niece of Roger Vitt and Jeff Vitt; and friend of Dawn Cunningham. Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday, June 4, 2005 at Strang Funeral H ome , 1055 Main St., (Rte 83), Antioch. Interment in Hillside Cemetery, Antioch. Visitation from 4 to 8 Friday. Info 847-395-4000 Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries TRAUTMAN, MARY ELAINE Mary Elaine Trautman, age 84, of Palos Park, IL, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 29, 2005. She is survived by many close dear friends. Visitation Thursday, 2 to 9 p.m., atthe John Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home , 7020 W. 127th St., Palos Heights, IL. Funeral Services Friday, 10:30 a.m., at Palos Park Presbyterian Community Church, 12312 S. 88th Ave., Palos Park, IL. Visitation also Friday morning, 9:30 a.m. until time of service at church. Mary is a past member, womens club president and choir member of the Morgan Park Presbyterian Church. Memorials may be made to either church. Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries TOTH, ALEXANDER ABEL Alexander Abel Toth, 80 years, of Chicago, at rest May 31, 2005. Veteran and Purple Heart recipient of U.S. Army WWII. Beloved husband of the late Doris Ione, nee Wandland; loving father of Alex Michael (Kathleen) of Harvey, Ione ‘‘ Pinky ’’ Nelson of Chicago and Robert Toth of Indiana; fond brother of the late John, Helen, Mike, William and Lawrence;dear grandfather of Alex Michael Toth Jr. of Dolton, Linda Toth of Harvey and Angela Nelson ofChi- cago; great-grandfather of Alex Maldonado and Monica Toth. Chapel service Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at Drumm Funeral Home, 1200 E. 162nd St. (1 blk. west of I-94 on U.S. Rt. 6-159th St.), South Holland. Interment Mt. Vernon Memorial Estates Cemetery. Visitation Friday from 2 to 9 p.m. Mr. Toth was retired after 42 years as a welder for Acme/Interlake Steel. He was also an avid bowler, birdwatcher, fisherman and enjoyed watching wrestling on T.V. Info: 708-333-0011 or www.mem.com. SURIN, JOSEPH A. Joseph A. Surin, suddenly age 48, beloved son of the late Joseph and Stephanie Surin; loving brother of Daniel (Margaret) Surin and Jerome Surin and the late Raymond Surin and Ronald Surin; loving father of Kelly (Michael) Jungles; grandfather of Michaela, Arianna, Michaeland Sarah; uncle of Lindsey and Lauren Surin;long time companion of Karen Omara. FuneralSat- urday, 8:15 a.m. from the Thompson & Kuenster FuneralHome , 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn to St. Gerald Church for Mass at9 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation Friday, 3 to 9 p.m. 708-425-0500. Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries SULOWAY, IRWIN J. Irwin J. Suloway, educator and lifelong Chicagoan, died at 83 on May 31, at home near his loving children, Stephen and Ann; son-in-law, Tim Baker; and grandson, Asher. He issurvived by his beloved sister, Phyllis Frank and other loving relatives, and was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 56 years, Elaine, nee Fox, Suloway. Former Professor and Dean at Chicago State University. Service 2 p.m. Friday, July 1 at Oak Park Temple. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Chicago Jewish Historical Society or Oak Park Temple. Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries ZYDRON, FRED P. Fred P. Zydron, age 87, loving husband of the late Helen, nee Szymski; loving father of Wayne (Carol) and Patricia (Fred) Bucina; proud grandfather of Brian Bucina, Tracey Zydron, Sherr y (Troy) Pottgen, Ellyn (Dan) Von Rabenau and the late Joey Zydron; great-grandfather of o f Madeline and Jory; loving and devoted friend o f Bernadine Lelko, her daughters, Janice Lelko, Karen Gonzalez (Bruce Pendleton), Dawn (Robert) Venable; grandchildren AmandaGonzalez, Elissa (Steve) Misch, Courtney, Emily and Zack Venable and great-granddaughter Alexa; also survived by a brother Casey (Cecilia) and sister Liz Ryals; many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Saturday, 8 a.m., from Ridge Funeral Home , 6620 W. Archer Ave. (corner o f Natoma), to St. Daniel the Prophet Church. 8:30 a.m. Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation Friday, 4 to 9 p.m. 773-586-7900 . In lieu of flowers, donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, will be appreciated. Si g n Guestbook at chica g otribune.com/obituaries ZAENGER, HARRY C. Harry C. Zaenger, 81, loving father of Chris (Maritza), Mark (Jamilette), Ian, Lisa Zaenger and Margaret Rehayem. Preceded in death by his wife Barbara Marie, nee Busse, Zaenger; cherished grandfather of Nicole M. and Brandon J. Rehayem and MarissaAshle y Zaenger; dear brother of Frank (Myra) Zaenger; fond uncle of Allen (Kathy) and Paul (Nancy) Zaenger; cousin of Mary Ann Eddy. Prayers Saturday, 9:45 a.m., from S mith-Corcoran Funeral Home , 185 E. Northwest Hwy., Palatine, to St. Theresa Church for Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Inurnment All Saints Cemetery. Memorial visitation Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., at the funeral home. 847-359-8020. Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries WORMAN SR., CHARLES A. Charles A. ‘‘ Chas ’’ Worman Sr. Belovedhus- band of Mary, nee Waller; loving father of Linda (Richard) Bike and the late Charles ‘‘ Chas ’’ Jr.; dear brother of Nancy Dixon, LindaJackson, Diane Suerth, Richard and John Worman, Ruth Sauer and the late Alta Culter, Sally Nauert, James Hanlon, Patrick, Fred and Robert Worman. Funeral Saturday, June 4 at 9 a.m. from the The John E. Maloney Funeral Home , 1359 W. Devon Avenue to St. Gertrude Church, Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment private. Visitation, Friday, June 3 from 3 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Misericordia, 6300 N. Ridge Blvd., Chicago, IL 60660 appreciated. Funeral Info: 773-764-1617. Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries WOJTYLA, MATHILDA J. Mathilda J. Wojtyla, age 105, of Lombard, formerly of Lake Villa and Chicago, wife of the late Edward C.;loving mother of Elaine (Bill) Dommer and Donald (Joanne) Wojtyla;cher- ished grandmothero f Lon (Megan),Valerie (Matthew), Leonard, Sharon Dommer(Kamron Azmoudeh)and nine great-grandchildren; dear sister ofIsa- belle Atherton. Visitation Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Leonard Memorial Home, Ltd., 565 Duane St., Glen Ellyn. Funeral Mass 12 noon at St. Petronille Catholic Church, Glen Ellyn. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside. If desired, memorial masses or contributions to the American Cancer Society, 1801 Meyers Road, Suite 100, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 appreciated. Funeralinformation, 630-469-0032 . Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries WILSON, MARJORIE RUTH Marjorie Ruth Wilson, age 81, of Wheaton, formerly of Glen Ellyn, loving wife of William C.; dear mother of Michael and daughter-in-law, Chris Wilson, Scott (Barbara),Christopher ‘‘ Kit ’’ (Claire) and Melissa Ann Coons; cherished grandmother of Jed (Diane), Zak, Todd (Christine), Benjamin, Peter and great-granddaughter, Madeline; fond sister of Mary Lou Johnson. Memorial visitation Saturday, July 2, 1 p.m. until time of the Memorial Service 4 p.m. at the Leonard Memorial Home, Ltd., 565 Duane St., Glen Ellyn. Memorials to donor ’ s choice o f charity is appreciated. Funeral information, 630-469-0032 . Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries WIEGMAN, NANCY L. Nancy L. Wiegman, age 55, suddenly, dearest sister of Arthur (Joan), Dorothy and Barry; loving aunt of Sharon Kerns and Laura Sterr; fond stepdaughter of Margaret; dear friend of Jerr y Chess. Funeral Services Saturday 10:30 a.m. at The Schielka Addison Street FuneralHome , 7710 W. Addison St. Interment private.Visita- tion Friday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. 773-625-3444 . Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries was also in private practice with his wife, serving as a general practitioner and operating two clinics, one in Evergreen Park and the other on the North Side. In 1979, Dr. Arias became a member of the medical staff at Elgin Mental Health Center. For two decades, he treated thousands of patients, serving as a psychiatrist and general practitioner, until his retirement in 1999. “He had a quite a workload, handling one or two wards at a time,” said his wife. Two years ago, Dr. Arias was diagnosed with cancer and underwent extensive treatment, including two brain surgeries. Despite his failing health, family members said he maintained a positive outlook and remained very engaged in life. “He sang all the time and loved playing the piano and accordion,” said his wife. “Friends would come over, and no matter how bad he felt, he’d still get everyone singing and having fun.” Other survivors include four daughters, Cheryl Brozovich, Jennifer Sweeney, Katherine Hernandez and Rachel; and two grandsons. Visitation will be held Thursday and Friday from 3 to 9 p.m. in Knollcrest Funeral Home, 1500 S. Meyers Rd., Lombard. Mass will be said at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church, 1S314 Summit Ave., Oakbrook Terrace. By Joan Giangrasse Kates Special to the Tribune As a young boy, Dr. Benjamin Jimenez Arias had dreams of becoming a lawyer. Family members said the Philippine native had a change of heart after his brother went into law and his father suggested he pursue a career in medicine. “He was a good listener, the kind of person who took the advice of others and then considered all his options,” said his wife of 36 years, Dr. Norma Mercado Arias. “That’s a good thing, too, because he loved his work and had he gone into law we never would have met.” Dr. Arias, 66, of Oak Brook, a retired physician and former employee of Elgin Mental Health Center, died in his home Sunday, May 29, after a two-year battle with cancer. Born and raised in Lingayen, Pangasinan Province, Dr. Arias attended the Philippine Military Academy for two years and then received his medical degree from Far Eastern University in Manila in 1967. “His family was poor like mine, but always placed a high priority on education,” said his wife. “His father encouraged him to become a professional and create opportunities for himself.” At age 29, Dr. Arias came to the U.S. through a medical exchange program and served as an intern and first-year pathology resident at Grant Hospital in Chicago. It was in that time that he met his wife, Norma, a native of the Philippines and fellow intern at Grant Hospital. The couple began dating in July 1968 and were married the following November. “We had so much in common right from the start,” said his wife. “It was as though we’d known each other for many years.” Dr. Arias continued his residency in Chicago at Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Hospital, now Rush Medical Center, before working for several years as a pathologist for two private labs in Chicago. From 1976 to 1979, he DR. BENJAMIN JIMENEZ ARIAS, 66 Elgin Mental Health Center psychiatrist for 2 decades Dr. Benjamin Jimenez Arias On June 2, 1840, novelist Thomas Hardy was born in Higher Bockhampton, Dorset, England. In 1857 composer Edward Elgar was born. In 1904 “Tarzan” actor Johnny Weissmuller was born outside Timisoara, Romania. In 1924 Congress granted citizenship to all American Indians. In 1941 baseball’s ‘‘Iron Horse,’’ Lou Gehrig, 37, died in New York of a degenerative disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, now known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Also, Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts was born in London. In 1946 Italy abolished the monarchy. In 1952 author Cornel West was born in Tulsa. In 1953, at age 27, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in Westminster Abbey 16 months after the death of her father, King George VI. In 1966 America’s Surveyor 1 landed on the moon and began transmitting detailed photos of the lunar surface. In 1987 President Ronald Reagan nominated economist Alan Greenspan to succeed Paul Volcker as Federal Reserve Board head. Also, classical guitarist Andres Segovia, 94, died. In 1997 Timothy McVeigh was convicted of the Oklahoma City bombing. (He was executed in June 2001.) In 1998 California voters approved Proposition 227, which effectively abolished the state’s 30-year-old bilingual education program by requiring that all children be taught in English. In 2001 comic actress Imogene Coca, 92, died in Westport, Conn. ALMANAC In 1990, actor Rex Harrison, 82, died in New York. OBITUARIES

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