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123456 JUNE14,2005TUESDAYMWSECTION2CHICAGO TRIBUNE 11 METZGER, ROLLAND Rolland Metzger, 82, formerly of Dixon, died Thursday, June 9, 2005, at Park PlazaRetire- ment Center, Chicago, IL. He was a Psychologist for the Dixon Developmental Center for25 years prior to his retirement in 1983, and had been a self-employed tax practitioner since 1976. Mr. Metzger was born June 14, 1922, in Chicago, IL, to the son of Fredrich ‘‘ Fritz ’’ and Zerlina (Muhlmann) Metzger. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 1949, earning his Bachelor of Science Degree and from Northwestern University, earning his Masters Degree in 1955 and his PhD in Experimental Psychology in 1957. He married Claire L. LeBrint on March 25, 1967, in Chicago. She preceded him in death on April 15, 2002. He was a member of Temple Sholom, Sterling; Dixon Elk ’ s Lodge B.P.O.E #779; Friendship Lodge #7 AF & AM; Nachusa Chapter 56; Tabala Shrine; and the Lee County Council on Aging. Survivors include one brother, Ray (Kay) Metzger, Brooksville, FL; one sister,Lowella Rivero, Chicago, IL; five nephews; one niece; seven grandnephews; six grandnieces; and several great-grandnephews and great-grandnieces. He was preceded in death by his wife and his parents. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at the Preston- Schilling Funeral Home , Dixon, with the Rabbi Suzanne Griffel of Palliative Care Center and Hospice of the North Shore, officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Sterling. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m., Monday, atthe funeral home, with family present from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., with an 8 p.m. Masonic service. Memorials have been established to the Temple Sholom, Sterling, the LeeCounty Council on Aging and the Alzheimer ’ s Association. Condolences can be sent to www.prestonschillingfuneralhome.com Si g n Guestbook at chica g otribune.com/obituaries MELLING, RICHARD JAMES Richard James Melling, 76, of Coloma, MI, died Sunday evening at his residence. Per his request, cremation has taken place. Burial of ashes will take place in Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, MI. Dick was born May 17, 1929 in Chicago. He retired fromThomas Company after 32 years of service. Survivors include his special friend Donald Banks of Coloma; one brother Roger Melling of Orland Park, IL; one sister Elaine Knight of South Village, IL; also surviving is one sister-in-law DorisMelling; he was preceded in death by one brother Robert Melling in 2005. Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries McNULTY, TIMOTHY E. Timothy E. McNulty, 65, of Palos Hills, IL and formerly of Milwaukee, WI and Naperville, IL, died Sunday, June 12, 2005 at his home. He was born on June 15, 1939 in Huntington, IN. He is survived by his four children, Kelly (Chris) Wall, Erin McNulty, Kevin (Dr. Jennifer) McNulty and Dan (Jennifer) McNulty; three grandchildren, Patrick, Will and Greta McNulty; longtime companion, Doreen Udziela; many cousins, including Patricia (Ken) Blee Armitage and Phil (Jackie) Karst; and former spouse, Lynne McNulty. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Margaret Fay, nee Blee, McNulty. Tim served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany, from 1958-1961 and went on to work for 43 years in the fastener industry. Starting his career in 1962, he workedfor Gripco, Inc., Lampson & Sessions, Cleveland Cap, Everlock Chicago, Homan Fastener, Med- alist Industries and Wrought Washers.He retired in 2005 from Hi-Tech Industries. Visitation Wednesday, June 15, 4 to 8 p.m. at Friedrich-Jones FuneralHome , 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. Services will begin Thursday,June 16, 10:30 a.m. from the funeral home and will proceed to an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at SS. Peter & Paul Church, 36 N. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Future inurnment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the AmericanCancer Society, DuPage Area Office, 1801 S. Meyers Rd., Suite #100, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181. Arrangements by Friedrich-JonesFuneral Home, Naperville, IL. For info 630-355-0213. Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries McKEVITT, MARTIN O. Martin O. McKevitt, 73, of Pentwater, MI, formerly of Chicago, passed away June 11, 2005 in Shelby, MI. Funeral Services will be held11 a.m., Friday, June 25, at St. Vincent Catholic Church in Pentwater. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m., Thursday, June 23 at Tate Funeral Chapel in Pentwater, MI. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pentwater Library. Arrangements by Tate Funeral Chapel,Pentwater, 231-873-3415 Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries Sign the online guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries LET PEOPLE KNOW HOW YOU FEEL PETERSON, S. WALTER Walter S. Peterson, age 78, of Lake Geneva, WI, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2005 at this residence. He was born July 19, 1926 in Chicago to Adolph and Sigrid, nee Johansen, Peterson. Private Services were held. Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries PAHL JR., ROBERT H. Robert H. Pahl Jr., a resident of Grayslake ‘‘ Sad- dlebrook Farms ’’ and formerly of Chicago, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2005 at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville at the age of 67. He was born October 9, 1937 in Chicago to the late Robert Sr. and Mamie Pahl. Robert retired from United Airlines and was known for his love of family and friends. He was a lifelong Cubs fan, an avid card player, and enjoyed fishing. Robert is survived by his wife of 47 years Gladys; his children Robert H. (Beth) Pahl III and Robin (Steve) Beitzel; his grandchildrenScott and Amy Beitzel and Rachael and Emily Pahl; his siblings Doloris, Joanne, Perry, Ednaand Linda; and he was an uncle to many; his parents preceded him in death. A funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at 9:30 a.m.,at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Ltd. , 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held immediately after the service at Elm Lawn Cemetery in Elmhurst, IL. Friends of the family may visit on Tuesday, June 14 from 3 to 9 p.m., at the funeral chapel. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 30 N. Michigan Ave., #2015Chi- cago, IL 60602. For more information please call 847-223-8122. Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries PACELLI, ALBERT ANTHONY Albert Anthony Pacelli, 84,beloved husband of the late Violet Lagen, passed away peacefully on June12, 2005. Albert was the loving father of Ann Marie Pacelli Gores (Thomas) and Mark William Pacelli (Laura) and the beloved grandfather of Lauren Bonjrada (Corino), Jake, Kathryn, Sam and John Paul and adoring great-grandfather of MarcoThomas and Sofia Marie; brother of Marie, Rocco, Camille, Jean and the late Gertrude. Al was born in Chicago onDecember 28, 1920 to the late Anthony and Annamarie Pascelli. He was a Veteran of WWII and a member of the Army Corps of Engineers, 1476th. Al was an accomplished architect for over 50 years, building homes, banks and businesses in Chicago and all over the Midwest. He enjoyed playing golf, fishing, bowling and traveling but his most pleasurable times were spent with his loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends and family will dearly miss their beloved ‘‘ Grampie ’’ . Visitation Wednesday, 3:30 to 8 p.m. at The Elliston FuneralHome , First and Grant Streets, HInsdale. Funeral Mass Thursday, 10 a.m. at St. Isaac Jogues Church, Fourth and Clay St., Hinsdale. Entombment of Heaven Cemetery. 630-323-0275. Memorials appreciated to American Cancer Society, 1801 MeyersRd., Suite 100, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181. Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries OUSKA, GIOVANNA E. Giovanna ‘‘ Jane ’’ E. Ouska, nee Carandini , of Berwyn, beloved wife of Bernard. Entombment private in the Ouska Family Mausoleum in St. Adalbert Cemetery. Arrangementsby J o seph Nosek & Sons Funeral Home . Info 708-484-7415 or www.nosekfuneralhome.com Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obitu aries MURRAY, JOHN PATRICK John Patrick Murray, age 74, 32 year veteran C.P.D., beloved husband of Therese, R.N., nee Kelly; dear son of the late John T. and Catherine, nee Schofield;loving father of John Jr. (Giselda), Kevin, Mary, Catherine (Timothy Frenzer), Eileen (Donald)Felkamp, James and the late Martin; proud grandfather of Jessica, Jacqueline, Patrick, Caitlin, Elizabeth, Meagan, Sean and Martin. FuneralTues- day, 9:15 a.m. from the Brady-Gill Funeral Home, 16600 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park to St. Julie Billiart Church, 7399 W. 159th St., Tinley Park. Mass 10 a.m. Interment Holy Sepul- chre Cemetery. Visitation 2 to 9 p.m. Monday. Memorial contributions to Advocate Hospice, Dept. 21058, P.O. Box 4556, Chicago, IL 60680-8749 would be appreciated. 708-614-9900 or www.bradygill.com RIPPERT, SALLY Sally Rippert, nee Lavin , of Park Ridge, beloved wife of Donald Rippert; dear mother of Chapman Perkins, Edward (Susanne), Donald Jr. (Annette) and Denise Rippert; loving grandmother of Claudia, Donald III, James, Thomas and William; cherished sister of Michele Grogan. Visitation Friday, 3 to 9 p.m., at the Oehler Funeral Home , 2099 Miner St., Des Plaines (Rt.14 at Rand Rd.), where funeral service will be held Saturday, 11 a.m. Interment private. Memorials may be made to the LutheranGen- eral Hospital Pediatric Care or Emergenc y Room Depts. Info 847-824-5155. Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries REZMER, DAGMAR ROBERTS Dagmar Roberts Rezmer, nee Sivertsen , age 80, Schaumburg. Beloved wife of the late Frank Roberts and John Rezmer; loving mother of Gail Banek, Sharon (Jeff) Hopkins, Ellen Roberts, Kim (the late Joe) Ritacco, Marion (Jim) Lubinski, Gwen (Larry) Soltis and stepmother o f Linda (Charles) Bruce; cherished grandmother of Cheryle (Greg) Gara, Carrie Hopkins, Lauren Banek, Jennifer, Jessica, Bryan Ritacco, Kell y Soltis and Alicia Bruce; great-grandmothero f Kailey Gara; dear sister of the late Anny (John) Johannessen; aunt of many nieces and nephews. Dagmar was born in Bergen, Norwayto the late Anton and Martha Sivertson, September 8, 1924, and passed away in Schaumburg, June 12. She was a member of Roselle United Methodist Church ’ s, Mary Martha Circle, Welsh-Cambrian Benevolent Society andthe Normennenes Scandanavian Club. Visitation Wednesday 5 to 9 p.m. at Ahlgrim &Sons Funeral and CremationServices , 330 W. Gol f Road, Schaumburg. In state Thursday at Roselle United Methodist Church, 206 S.Rush, Roselle, from 10 a.m. until time of Service at 11 a.m. Interment Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be appreciated to Friendship Village, 350 W. Schaumburg, IL 60194; Rainbow Hospice, 444 N. Northwest Hwy., Suite 145, Park Ridge, IL 60068 or American Heart Association,3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.Funeral info 847-882-5580 . Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries REED, CATHLEEN MARY Cathleen Mary Reed, 46, of Skokie, former wife of the late Scott Reed; loving mother of Roxanne, Brandon and Michelle; dear daughter o f the late Edward Lavin and Mary Alice, nee O ’ Connor; devoted sister of Eileen Jakob and Colleen Macada; many nieces and nephews. Memorial service at St. Lambert ’ s Church, 8148 Karlov, Skokie, IL, Friday, June 17 at 10 a.m. Memorial contributions to Roxanne Reed, 8909 Lacrosse, Skokie, IL, would beappreci- ated. For directions call Evanston Funeral and Cremation , 847-866-8843. Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries POLINO, JOSEPH P. Joseph P. Polino, WWII Vet. U.S. Navy, loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. VisitationWednes- day, 4 to 9 p.m. Funeral service Thursday, 10 a.m., atthe Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home , 4950 W. 79th St., Burbank. Entombment Holy Sepulchre Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children ’ s Hospital, 4619 North Ravenswood, Suite 302, Chicago, IL 60605, would be appreciated. www.sheehyfh.com, 708-857-7878, 773-582-4400 PETRICK, MICHAEL PAUL Michael Paul Petrick, of Clarendon Hills, died on Saturday, June 11. He was 48 years old. He is preceded in death by his mother, Dolores; father, Henry Paul; aunt, Dorothy Cieslik; and uncle, Thomas and aunt Gertrude, Cieslik. He is survived by his sisters, Sue Ellen (David) Flockencier and Nancy Petrick; niece, April Wilfong; nephews, Peter Flockencier and Joshua Hanna; cousins, Laura Cieslik, Karen (Jim) Jeziorny and James (Sue) Cieslik. He was an active gardener and supporter of all Native American Indian beliefs. A visitation at 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Notre Dame Church, 64 Norfolk, Clarendon Hills, on Wednesday, June 15 will be followed by a Mass at 10 a.m. Interment will beat Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries SCHRERO, PAULA L. Paula L. Schrero, of Northbrook, age 75, died after a long illness, she was the loving daughter of the late Tillie and Edward Blumenfeld; the magnificent and adored wifeof Allan; loving mother of Charles Gross, Margie (Alex) Georgopulos, Marty (Jamie) Schrero and Lisa (Kipp) Schrage; devoted grandmotherof David (Trisha), John (Iris), Nicole, Marisa, Michael, Amanda, Lauren, Yale, William, Matthew, Tyler and Stephen; Doting great-grandmother of Ella and Charles; dear sister of Myrna Casebolt and sister-in-law of Mitchell (Ruth) Schrero. After retiring, she loved working at the Northbrook Public Library as a circulation clerk for eight years. Paula ’ s courage and grace were an inspiration and brought joy to all who knew her. Service Wednesday 1:30 p.m. at North Shore Cong. Israel, 1185 Sheridan Rd., Glencoe. Interment Westlawn. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Council For The Jewish Elderly or The Friends of The Northbrook Public Library. Info. Goldman Funeral Group, Irwin Goldman Funeral Director, 847-478-1600. Si g n Guestbook at chica g otribune.com/obituaries SCHAEDEL, DOROTHY A. Dorothy A. Schaedel, nee Hartnett , passed away peacefully June 13, loving wife of Norman J.; cherished mother of Thomas, C.P.D. (Mary Beth), Norman Jr. (Jude), Kathleen (Peter) Theo- doratos and Daniel, C.P.D. (Maureen); extraordinary grandmother of Meghan, Danielle, Ashlee, Jessie, Tommy, Matthew, Petey,Jennifer and Danny; fond sister of Dr. Thomas (Anna) Hartnett, Andrew (Nancy) Hartnett, Michael (Susan) Hartnett, Virginia (Geoffrey) Frankenthal and John Hartnett; fond aunt and great-aunt of many nieces and nephews; and survived by a host of friends. Dorothy was a Registered Nurse with over 27 years of faithful service at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston. Funeral Thursday 9:30 a.m. from the S m ith- Corcoran FuneralHome , 6150 N. Cicero Ave., to St. Hilary Church for Mass at 10 a.m. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 9p.m. 773-736-3833 . Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries RUBINO, MICHAEL A. Michael A. Rubino, beloved husband of Mary Ann, nee Arrigo , dear father of Michael (Kathrina), Tina (Patrick) Smith, Mark (Maureen) and Michelle Rubino, Sgt. C.P.D.; loving grandfather of Joseph, Andrew, Michelle, Karen, Elizabeth, Daniel, Marissa and Michael. FuneralThursday 9:15 a.m. from Beverly Ridge Funeral Home, 10415 S. Kedzie Ave., to St. John Fisher Church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment Holy Sepul- chre Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 3t o9 p.m. 773-779-4411 . Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obitu aries ROSATI, MARILYN A. Marilyn A. Rosati, 66, of South Elgin, loving mother of Susan (Jack) Diedrick, David (Lisa) Rosati and Jeanine Pienkowski; deargrand- mother of Meagan and Hillary Diedrick, Andrew, Jordan and Tanner Rosati, Katie and Sarah Pienkowski; fond niece of Maryand Patsy O ’ Leary; cherished daughter of the late Michael and Margaret Nallon; dear sister ofthe late John Nallon; beloved fiancee of the late Grant Benedetto. Resting at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church (Rt. 31 & Rt. 72), Dundee, IL, from 10 a.m. Wed., June 15, 2005, until time of Mass at 12 noon. Interment will bepri- vate. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Heart or American LungAssociation. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home . Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries RIPP, ROSE ELLEN Rose Ellen ‘‘ Elly ’’ Ripp, age 78, of Northbrook, on June 11, 2005,cherished wife of 57 years and beloved friend of Jerry; devoted mother of Bartley of Tacoma, WA, Edward and Brian (Abbe) of Chicago; dear daughter of the late Florence and Samuel W. Hepps of Pittsburgh, PA. Graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and M.A. from Northeastern University. Substitute teacher in North Shore schools.Reli- gious teacher at North Shore Congregation Israel and Congregation Solel. Volunteered at the Field Museum of Natural History in the Pawnee Earth Lodge for 25 years, Glenbrook Hospital for 15 years, and many Jewish charities. Leader of many book discussion groups and an avid reader. Service Tuesday, 10 a.m. at Weinstein Funeral Home North Shore Chapel , 111 Skokie Blvd., Wilmette. Interment Shalom Memorial Park, 1700 W. Rand Rd., Arlington Heights. Memorials may be made to Chicago Planned Parenthood or the Council for Jewish Elderly. Funeral Information: 847-256-5700 Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries SZIMON, ANDREAS Andreas ‘‘ Andy ’’ Szimon, 75, of Chicago, June 12. Beloved husband of Maria; loving father of Werner (Barbara) Bauer, Andy and John (Julie) Szimon; grandfather of Nicholas andMatthew Szimon. Visitation Wednesday, 4 to 9 p.m. at Drake & Son Funeral Home , 5303 N. Western Ave., Chicago. Mass Thursday, 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 4640 N. AshlandAve., Chicago. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Catholic Charities. Interment Maryhill Cemetery. 773-561-6874. Si g n Guestbook at chica g otribune.com/obituaries STUCKA See Debra A. Hoff notice Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries STOECKICHT, CECILIA V. Cecilia V.Stoeckicht, nee Schufreider, age 98, beloved wife of the late Walter C. Sr.; loving mother of Walter Jr., Mary Anne, Donna Rae (the late Clifford) Mizialko and the late Roland J. Stoeckicht; fond grandmother of Robert,William Stoeckicht, and Clifford Mizialko; great- grandmother of three. Funeral service Thursday, June 16, 2005, 10:30 a.m. from Mat z Funeral Home, 3440 N. Central Ave., to St. Pascal Church, Mass 11 a.m. Interment All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials to The American Heart Association appreciated. Visitation Wednesday, June 15,3t o9 p.m. 773-545-5420 Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries STECKER, GIOVANNA M. Giovanna M. ‘‘ Anita ’’ Stecker, nee Bizzotto , age 92, 89 year resident and longest living resident of Chicago Ridge, beloved wife of the late John; beloved mother of John C. (Marilyn),Stephan (Deborah) and Gerald (Lorie);loving grandmother of Diane, Victoria and Karyn; great-grandmother of Katie, Jessica, Lily and Annabelle; dear sister of George (Virginia) Bizzotto. Past president of Glen Makers American Legion Post and former teacher of Our Lady of the Ridge School. Chapel Prayer 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 15, 2005, from the S c hmae- deke Funeral Home , 10701 S. HarlemAve., Worth, to Our Lady of the Ridge Church. Mass 10 a.m. Visitation Tuesday, 3 to 9 p.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Our Lady of the Ridge Church appreciated. 708-448-6000 Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries SITKOWSKI, LUCILLE A. Lucille A. Sitkowski, nee Klawinski , age 77, of Elk Grove Village. Beloved wife of the late Eugene V.; loving mother of Paul V. (Judy), Peter J. (Margaret), Mark A. (Rosanne),Andrew J. (Mary), Matthew J. (Jeannie), Philip J.(Virginia), James L. (Daniela) and Bonita M. (Ronald) Kalicki; dear grandmother of David,Elizabeth, Kelly, Michael, Jaclyn, Natalie, Paul, Oliver, Angelina, Brianna, Amanda, Alyssa, Emily, Bianca and Philip; fond sister of Alice and Loretta. Visitation Tuesday, 3 to 9 p.m., at Grove Memorial Chapel , 1199 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Elk Grove Village. Funeral MassWednes- day, 10:30 a.m. at Queen of the Rosary Church, with interment to follow at St. Adalbert Cemetery. Info: 847-640-0566 Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries SHOUB, HARRY Harry Shoub, age 83, beloved husband for 62 years of Helen, nee Greenberg; loving father of Steven (Christine), Mark (Beth), and Myra (Michael) Nelson;adored ‘‘ Papa Harry ’’ of Lauren, David, Yael and Jonah; cherished brother of Bernice Schmidt; dear brother-in-law of the late Ethel Aron; special uncle of many nieces and nephews. Graveside service Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Westlawn Cemetery, West Lake Sec., 7801 W. Montrose, Chicago. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Friedman Place, 5527 N. Maplewood, Chicago, IL60625. Info The Goldman Funeral Group, Irwin Goldman, Funeral Director . 847-478-1600 Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries SEMEL, BETTY Betty Semel, nee Belgrad , 96, died June 11, 2005, beloved wife of the late Jack W. Semel; mother of Charles E. Semel (Arlene) and Dr. Jeffery D. Semel (Linda); grandmother of Mitchell (Colleen), Andrew (Amy), David, Adam, Nora and Brian Semel; sister of Ruth Fineberg and the late brothers, Mac and Herman Belgrad and sister-in-law to AdeleBel- grad and Mildred Belgrad; survived bynumer- ous nieces and nephews. GravesideServices Wednesday 12:30 p.m. at Westlawn Memorial Cemetery, 7801 W. Montrose Ave., Norridge, IL 60706, Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Cong. Am Shalom, 840 Vernon Ave.,Glencoe, IL 60022 and/or Spence-Chapin International Adoption Program, 6 E. 94th St., New York, NY 10128. Info, Piser FuneralServices , 847-679-4740 . Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries ZOMBER, ANN MAE Ann Mae Zomber, beloved wife of Edward;loving mother of Marie (Wayne) Mazur and Charlene (John) Wiegand; dearest grandmother o f Marisa (Michael) Barnas, Malinda (Dr. Carter) Swerdlow, Mark Mazur, Ann Marie (Daniel) Nelson and Ryan Wiegand; dear great-grandmother of Michael Barnas, Malyna Barnas, Joseph Barnas and Emma Swerdlow;loving daughter of the late John and the late Antoinette, nee Woszczyna; fond sister of Walter (Stephanie) Krzyzowski and John (Anne) Krzyzowski; beloved sister-in-law, aunt andgreat- aunt. Funeral Wednesday, June 15, 2005, 9:30 a.m. from Szykowny Funeral Home, Ltd., Jonathan F. Siedlecki, Director, 4901 S. Archer Ave. (1 blk. East of Pulaski at Szykown y Boulevard), to St. Bruno Church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday, 2 to 9 p.m. Info, 773-735-7521. Si g n Guestbook at chica g otribune.com/obituaries ZIELINSKI, ALMA Alma Zielinski, nee Strnad , beloved wife of the late ‘‘ Mike ’’ ; loving mother of Monika (Wilbur) Zielinski-Leffers. Funeral Mass Wednesday 9:30 a.m. at St. Albert the Great Church, 5555 State Rd., Burbank. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Funeral info, Law n Funeral Home , 708-636-2320 . Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries ZAKS, SONIA Sonia Zaks, nee Reznik , Chicago art dealer for 35 years, former Hebrew School Teacher and Principal, widow of Misha S. Zaks, Ph.D., died June 12 after a long illness. Loving mother of Ariel Zaks, M.D. (Carol King). Funeral Services Wednesday 10 a.m. at T he Piser Chapel , 9200 N. Skokie Blvd.,Skokie. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu o f flowers, memorial contributions in Sonia ’ s name to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Info, Piser Funeral Services , 847-679-4740 . Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries WRIGHT, JOHANNA M. Johanna M. Wright, beloved wife of the late William; loving mother of Michael J. and the late William G.; dear sister of Walter (Joan) Blachut, Charles (Doris) Blachut and the late Kathleen (Larry) Trettenero; aunt of many nieces and nephews; dearest friend of Mary Sargis. Funeral Thursday, June 16, 9:30 a.m. from Drake & Son Funeral Home , 5303 N. Western Ave., Chicago, to Transfiguration Church.Mass 10 a.m. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery.Visi- tation Wednedsday, 4 to 9 pm. Info, 773-561-6874 . Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries WHYTE, HAROLD Harold Whyte ‘‘ Whytie ’’ , age78, beloved husband of the late Dorothy, nee Langoff; loving father of John (Jeanette) Tichawa, retired U.S.A.F., Janis (John) Stagg and Harold Raymond Whyte; dear grandfather of Melissa (Greg) Haake, Margaret Stagg, Samantha Stagg, Timothy (Katie) Tichawa, U.S.A.F. and Todd Tichawa, U.S.A.F.; great-grandfather o f Augustus Haake; loving brother of Arlene (Ben) Avila. He was a member of the American Legion and the Masons, and was employed for over 20 years with the Bank of Niles.Visitation will be at the Skaja Terrace Funeral Home , 7812 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles, on Thursda y from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral Friday 11a.m. Interment Acacia Park Cemetery. In lieu o f flowers, memorials to Veterans Administration. Funeral info 847-966-7302 or www.skajafuneralhomes.com Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries WELCH, MARLAINE V. Marlaine V. Welch, nee Samsom , of McHenry, formerly of Chicago. Loving mother of Dawn (Daniel) Gehrke of Chicago, Debi (Joseph)Retek of McHenry, D.J. (Amy) Welch of Antioch; dear grandmother of Michelle, Craig and Mark Gehrke of Chicago; Joseph Jr. and Samantha Retek of McHenry; fond sister of Diane (Dieter) Schulte of Chicago; aunt to several. Resting from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday,June 15, 2005 at K.K. Hamsher FuneralHome , 12 N. Pistakee Lake Rd., Fox Lake (1 block Westo f Rte. 12, 1/2 block north of Grand) where the service begins at 7:30 p.m. Interment is private. Information 847-587-2100. Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries VOLK, STANTON CARL Stanton Carl Volk, ‘‘ Butchie ’’ , 69, o f Mundelein, IL, passed away June 11, 2005, beloved father ofBradle y (Tiffany), Christopher (Kim) and Jason (Maru); brother ofSue Thompson; uncle of Scott and Brett Thompson and Jamie Gotlund; grandfather of Carter, Kassidy, Kyler, Payton, Anna andJackson; great friend to everyone who knew him. Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries 5960 W. 111th Street ■ Chicago Ridge, IL 60415 708/636-6532 ■ 773/238-6132 M AURICE M OORE M EMORIALS At Maurice Moore Memorials you can design a memorial that will be unique and personalized for you and your loved ones. Knowing that your memorial will be made of the highest quality granite & bronze; along with our in house staff of expert designers, engravers and installers, sets us apart from all other memorial dealers. There is a difference Since 18 7 8 OBITUARIES Air National Guard. In retirement, he collected Civil War books and artifacts. In addition to his war notes, Mr. Mulac kept extensive historical sketches and maps pertaining to his beloved Southeast Side neighborhood. He was the president of Chicago’s Southeast Historical Societyfor about five years and wrote a popular monthly column in the local newspaper, the Southeast Chicago Observer. “He was an advocate of the Southeast Side,” said Jerry Jajchik , general manager of the biweekly newspaper. “He always spoke highly of the area. He was By Brendan McCarthy Tribune staff reporter Joseph Mulac’s interest in Civil War history began the day he was born. A lifelong resident of Chicago’s Southeast Side, Mr. Mulac was born on the same Januaryday as Gen.Robert E. Lee. But most of the similarities end there. Mr. Mulac, a steel company estimator, had a keen interest in all things relating to the Civil War. He joined area war-interest groups and gave lectures on war weather balloons, immigrant soldiers and more. Mr. Mulac, 80, a self-styled historian and Civil War buff, died of lung cancer Thursday, June 9, in his home. “He was really interested in the common soldier and what their experiences were,” his daughter Carolyn said. “He really analyzed how the Civil War affected every day people. And he really liked Gen.Robert E. Lee.” Mr. Mulac was a member of the Kankakee Valley Civil War Round Table and South Suburban Civil War Round Table, his daughter said. He, too, had been a soldier, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps and the Illinois born, bredand died here.” Mr. Mulac also delved into painting, a hobby he picked up while in the military. Some of his watercolors of landmarks in the neighborhood were commissioned by area businesses and printed in the newspaper, Jajchik said. Mr. Mulac, the son of Croatian immigrants, grew up in the South Deering area on the Southeast Side. After graduating from Bowen High School in 1943, he enlisted in the military, his daughter said. In 1948, Mr. Mulac met his future wife, Dorothy Bezdek, at a National Guard dance at Midway Airport. He was a longtime steel industry estimator and worked for several local steel companies, including John Mohr and Sons, which closed in the early 1980s, his daughter said. Other survivors include four sons; Joseph, Gregory, Raymond and Matthew; two other daughters, Jacqueline and Mary; a brother, William; and three grandchildren. His wife, Dorothy, and two infant children, Louis and Laurence, died before him. Mass will be said at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Sacred Heart Church, 2864 E.96th St. JOSEPH MULAC, 80 Proud Southeast Sider, Civil War buff Joseph Mulac The Washington Post WASHINGTON—William J. Thaler, a Georgetown University physicist who was a hero of the period when Americans were gravely worried about the threat of Soviet missiles and nuclear attacks, has died of a stroke in Centreville, Va. He was 79. Mr. Thaler, who died June 5, burst onto the public scene in 1959 when the Defense Department announced that the 33- year-old Navy physicist had discovered a way for radar to ‘‘see’’ over the horizon to detect missiles up to 5,000 miles away. The electronic system detected a missile launch or an atomic explosion by bouncing radar waves off the ionosphere, the thick layer of charged particles around Earth. He previously had directed the Office of Naval Research portion of the secret Argus Project, in which atomic bombs were exploded 300 miles above the South Atlantic to study the impact of high-altitude nuclear explosions on radio transmissions and radar operations. At the time, the military called it ‘‘the biggest scientific experiment ever undertaken.’’ ‘‘My branch is a kind of hush- hush, free-wheeling, idea group specializing to some extent in the bizarre,’’ he told The New York Times in 1959. ‘‘I can dream big and plan big, and if the dream and the plan are reason- able enough and show enough promise, I can get the money to go ahead.’’ Mr. Thaler didn’t try to cash in on his fame. He turned down a $40,000 job offer from private industry in 1960 because he thought a $12,000 teaching and research post at Georgetown would let him be more creative. He received a master’s degree in physics in 1949 and a doctorate in physics in 1951from Catholic University. He went to work for the Office of Naval Research, where his primary work was in nuclear weapons effects test planning and execution. Mr. Thaler participated in every nuclear weapons test at Eniwetok Atoll and in Nevada from 1952 to 1960. WILLIAM J. THALER, 79 Physicist developed missile-spotting radar

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