Josephine "Pina" Costello - 93

9/24/1923 - 9/24/2016
Blue Island and Roseland

 

Josephine “Pina” Costello nee Nertoli passed away peacefully on Saturday Sept 24th, her 93rd birthday. Longtime Blue Island resident formerly of Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood/St. Anthony Parish. Pullman Tech graduate. Proud employee of Sherwin-Williams Paint Company. Wife of the late Saverio “Sal” Costello. Mother of Sally (Brian) Winters, Dorothy (Robert) Plank and David Costello. Grandmother of Anthony and Thomas Stumpf, Tamara Holderman, Deborah Palmer, Robert Plank, David and Theresa Costello. Great grandmother of 15. Sister of the late Catherine (late Frank) Matusik and Eleanore (late Carl) Nagel. Aunt of David Matusik and Dennis Nagel. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (US Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave) Chicago Heights on Tuesday Sept. 27th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Family and friends will at St. Anthony Church, 11533 S. Prairie Ave, Chicago, on Wednesday morning for 9:30 AM funeral mass. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth. 708 481-9230 or panozzobros.com

Anita J. Longo - 88

3/13/1928 - 9/22/2016
Lifelong Chicago Heights resident

           Anita J. Longo nee Saia, age 88, lifelong Chicago Heights resident, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Thursday, September 22nd.  

            With the love of her life beside her for almost 66 years, she showed her 4 children, 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren what it means to live a life devoted to family, faith and traditions.  She often said she missed her mother every day of her life since her sudden passing in 1956, at the young age of 52.  She honored her for the rest of her life by showing her family that nothing in life is more important than nurturing, loving and spending time with one another. She thought fondly of her high school years, which included making lifelong friends and being a majorette.  She was a class officer who was part of the reunion committee that planned decades of celebrations honoring Bloom High School Class of 1945. While raising her family during the San Rocco/Mt. Carmel years, she was a devoted officer and member of the Mother Cabrini Altar & Rosary Society and later a member of the Marian Mothers Club.  Prior to retiring from the City of Chicago Heights, she supported her husband’s dream to own a restaurant, by opening and running Longo’s Fireside in the 1970’s. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, gardening, and traveling.  Her devotion to the Blessed Mother included praying the rosary several times a day.                 

             Wife of John S. Longo. Mother of John (Kerry), Gary (Sharon), Rosemary (David) High, and Louis (Christine). Grandmother of Jennifer, John, James, Gary, Nicolle, Michelle, Samantha, Alyssa, Emily, Louis  and Olivia Longo, David Rachel and Rebecca High. Great grandmother of Michael, Anthony, Morgan, Gregory, Emma, Dominic, Marco, Lia, Joseph, Lillian, Melanie, Gabriella and Sophia. Sister to Anthony (Dolores), Albert (Joan), and Eugene Saia.  Beloved aunt and dear friend of many.  Preceeded in death by her parents Rose LoBue Saia and Anthony Saia and her granddaughter Amy Longo.                             

             Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Route 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.) Chicago Heights on Monday Sept. 26th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Tuesday, 9:15 AM chapel prayers to St. Agnes Church, Chicago Heights. Mass 10:00 AM. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. 708 481-9230 or panozzobros.com

Gloria Prox - 91

10/12/1924 - 9/22/2016
Lifelong Chicago Heights resident

Gloria Prox nee Tiberi age 91.  Lifelong Chicago Heights resident and longtime Office Manager for Chicago Heights Furnace Supply.  Member of the Church of Our Savior.  Wife of the late Isidore Prox.  Mother of Jodi (James) Darnell and Tim Prox.  Grandmother of Shawn (Chrissy Vann), Ashley (Bobby Bober) and Corey Wilson, Chad Prox and Heather (Chris) Urena.  Great grandmother of Connor, Merrick, Elyce, Mary, Mercedes, Sophia, Lily, Lucas and Charlotte.  Daughter of the late Parkie nee Dallessandro and Thomas Tiberi.  Sister of Sue (late Gene) Christofanelli, Jean (Donald) Arnell, John Tiberi and the late Angeline (late Roger) Longini and Esther (late Roy “Jack”) Alvey.  Loving aunt and dear friend of many.  Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rte. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on  Monday September 26th from 9:00 AM until time of funeral service at 12:00 noon.  Burial Evergreen Cemetery, Steger.  708-481-9230 or panozzobros.com

Irene W. Hertl - 90

3/9/1926 - 9/17/2016
Chicago

Irene W. Hertl nee Przyborowski age 90.  Longtime resident of Chicago’s Historic Pullman/Holy Rosary Parish. Graduate of Fenger High School and received her Bachelor of Arts and Master’s in Music from the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. Retired from the Chicago Public Schools. Wife of the late Joseph H. Hertl.  Mother of Karen Thomas, Kevin, David (Christine), and Joseph Jr. (Tianna) Hertl. Grandmother of Ashley (Jeff) Greene, Kenneth Jr. (Lauren) and Joseph Thomas, Samantha, David Jr., Raina, Justin, Jacob, Joseph and Kailey Hertl.  Great grandmother of Connor Greene and Trey Thomas. Sister of Marcella Ward, Dolores Cavanaugh, Jean Costabile and the late Clarice Cogan, Loretta Fairbanks and Edward Przyborowski.  Beloved aunt and dear friend of many.  Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Thursday September 22nd from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  Family and friends will meet Friday morning at St. Anthony Church, 11533 S. Prairie Ave., Chicago, for viewing from 9:00 AM until time of funeral mass at 9:30 AM.  Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth.  708-481-9230 or panozzobros.com

David A. Mattio - 68

8/19/1948 - 9/7/2016
Lifelong Chicago Heights

 

David A. Mattio. Longtime Athletic Director and Football Coach at Marian Catholic High School and winner in so many facets of life for more than 68 years, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in the early morning of Sept 7th while surrounded by his very loving and supportive family.  Born and raised in Chicago Heights. Graduate of Marian Catholic High School and Northern Illinois University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Science of Education. Son of Leonora (nee Kriszcziokaitis) and the late Americo “Pops” Mattio. Husband for 43 years of Jody nee Boney. Father of Jennifer Mattio, Jolie (Nino) D’Iorio, Jeannie (Michael) Schmidt, Jamie (Elisa) and Joshua (Stacy) Mattio. Loving “Pop-Pop” to his grandchildren Jeremy, Jordan, JoAnn, Cassidy, David, Madison, Noah, Dylan, Will, Olivia, Gianna, Anthony, Gabriella, Austin and Ryan. Brother of Roseann (Laurent) Santaquilani, Susan Grelewicz, Leonora (Donald) Troy and Patricia “Tia” (James) Shrank. Beloved uncle of many. A memorial visitation and celebration of Dave’s life will be held at Marian Catholic High School (West Gymnasium) on Wednesday September 14th from 2:00 PM until time of memorial funeral mass at 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the Mattio Family requests memorials be made to the Mattio Family Scholarship Fund, 700 Ashland Ave, Chicago Heights, IL. 60411 or marianchs.com. For further service information please contact Panozzo Bros Funeral Home, Chicago Heights, 708 481-9230 or panozzobros.com

Chris William Stefani - 88

4/28/1928 - 9/7/2016
Lifelong Chicago Heights

Chris William Stefani age 88.  Longtime Chicago Heights resident formerly of Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood.  Retired after many years of service from Acme/Interlake Steel.  Pullman Tech High School graduate and past President of the Pullman Tech Alumni Association.  Husband for 60 years of Mildred nee Corkery.  Father of Dale (Diane), Chris and Randy Stefani and Mary K. (late Wayne) Rozema.  Grandfather of Gina, Kristin, Daniel and Jordan Stefani, Micael, David and John Rozema.  Great grandfather of Lucy, Greyson and Layla.  Beloved uncle and dear friend of many.  Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Sunday September 11th from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  Funeral Monday 9:15 AM to St. Kieran Church, Chicago Heights.  Mass 10:00 AM.  Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood.  708-481-9230 or panozzobros.com

Matthew Anthony Ghidotti - 33

9/10/1982 - 9/5/2016
Orland Hills

Matthew Anthony Ghidotti age 33, passed away suddenly.  Long time Orland Hills resident.  Beloved son, brother, nephew and cousin.  Matt will be forever fondly remembered by his parents Mary E. nee Stone and Martin Anthony Ghidotti, his sister Michelle (Eric Gonsalves) Ghidotti-Gonsalves and niece Vivienne Gonsalves.  He was a lifelong Mason who enjoyed Chicago Bear’s football, fishing and his dogs. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Sunday September 11th from 1:00 PM until time of funeral service at 5:00 PM.  Private interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth.  708-481-9230 or panozzobros.com.

Thomas J. Hoffman - 79

4/21/1937 - 9/3/2016
Longtime Steger resident

Thomas J. Hoffman, age 79,  Longtime Steger resident. Husband of the late Charlotte nee Burgess.  Father of Thomas M. Hoffman, Annette (Dean) Bunte and Brenda (Thomas) Matheny. Grandfather of 9. Great-grandfather of 9. Brother of the late Clem (late Bernice), George (Harriet), Herbert (Rosemary), Gertrude Hoffman, and Eleanor (late Robert) Holtz. Dearest companion of Merry Lou Hendrickson. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14h Street (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Tuesday September 6th from 3:00 pm until time of funeral services 8:00 pm.  Future Inurnment Assumption Cemetery.  For further info 708-481-9230 or www.panozzobros.com

Olga Jarrette nee Christofanelli - 91

6/2/1925 - 9/3/2016
Longtime Chicago Heights resident

Olga Jarrette nee Christofanelli, age 91, Longtime Chicago Heights Resident.  Passed away peacefully September 3, 2016.  Wife of the late Bert R. Jarrette. Mother of Gary (Cindy), Glenn, Gregg (Deborah) Jarrette and Patricia Caruso. Grandmother of Lynette Jarrette-Merriam, Gary, Jerry, Jordan and Scott Jarrette, Juliann Wahl, Dorian and Logan Jarrette, Nicholas and Noah Caruso. Great-grandmother of Emily, Elliott, Cameron, Grant and Miles Jarrette. Sister of Paul (Connie) Christofanelli, Rose Calacci, Gloriann (late Daniel) Barrett and the late Genesio (Susan) Christofanelli, late Gilda (late Clovis) Sammons, late Mary (late Frank) Cristelli. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th Street (US RT 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago  Heights on Saturday Sept 10th, from 9:00 am until time of funeral services 12:00 Noon. Interment Calvary Cemetery. For further info 708-481-9230 or www.panozzobros.com

 

Jennifer A. Taylor - 54

3/11/1962 - 8/26/2016
Richton Park

Jennifer A. Taylor age 54. Richton Park resident, born and raised in Chicago Heights. Marian Catholic High School Graduate. Accounts Payable Clerk for Jenner & Block Law Firm with over 30 years of service. Daughter of Gilbert Taylor and the late Alma (nee Scott) Taylor. Sister of Cynthia (Jim Hizer) Cordes, Audrey (Kenneth) Rainford, Phillip (Joseph Mays) Taylor, Kenneth (Ellie) Taylor and the late Gilbert Taylor III. Devoted “Aunt Jen-Jen” of Katrina, Jason, Alison, David, Matthew, Annie, Frank, Gwendolyn, Jacob and Sasha. Loving friend to many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St., (US Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave) Chicago Heights, on Tuesday August 30th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Wednesday morning from 9:00 AM until time of funeral services at 10:00 AM. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth. 708 481-9230 or panozzobros.com

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