David John Valente - 603/26/1946 - 8/21/2016
David John Valente age 70. Tinley Park resident formerly of Terre Haute, IN and Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. Son of Alberta “Tina” nee Marianelli and the late John A. Valente. Brother of Jayne (Raymond) Mathews and the late Judith Valente. Uncle of Michael (Danielle) Mathews and Kathryn (Deaunte) Ferrell. Great uncle of Deaunte “D.J.” Ferrell Jr. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Friday morning August 26th from 9:00 AM until time of funeral service at 10:30 AM. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth. In lieu of flowers, memorials in David’s name to the American Cancer Society, 225 N. Michigan Ave Ste, 1200, Chicago, IL, 60601 or JourneyCare Foundation, 405 Lake Zurich Rd, Barrington, IL, 60010 would be appreciated by the Valente family. For further info 708-481-9230 or panozzobros.com.
John P. Herbert, Sr. - 8711/29/1928 - 8/20/2016
John P. Herbert Sr., age 87, of Dolton, IL passed away on Aug. 20, 2016. He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Dolores nee Fabrie; loving children Linda (late Bruce) Catt, Sandra (Donald) Mitidiero, and John P. Herbert Jr.; fond grandchildren Brian and Krista Catt, Nicholas, Michael and Melissa Mitidiero and Jessica (Vincent) Weiss; dear great-grandchildren Bailey Catt, Russell and Dominic Weiss; and brother Paul Herbert. He was preceded in death by his parents Alice nee Wisniewski and Russell Herbert, and his brother Stanley Ryskiewicz. John was a foreman at International Harvester for 35 years. He loved fishing, trips to Las Vegas, bingo, and most of all spending time with his family. He was always there to lend a helping hand to those who needed him. He will be greatly missed. Visitation will be held at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (US Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave) Chicago Heights on Tuesday Aug. 23rd from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Funeral Wednesday 10:00 AM Chapel Prayers to St. Mary Queen of Apostles Church, 207 W. 145th St., Riverdale. Mass 11:00 AM. Burial private. In lieu of gifts, we ask that you keep John in your thoughts and prayers. (708) 481-9230 or panozzobros.com
Arthur Fred Garrett III - 553/31/1961 - 8/18/2016
Lifelong Steger resident
Arthur Fred Garrett III age 55. Lifelong Steger resident. Longtime Proprietor of Art’s Towing in Steger. Husband for 33 years of Terri Lea nee Conaster. Father of Brooke (Tom) Valaveris, Joshua (Michelle) and Paige Garrett. Grandfather of Ethan Valaveris, Angel, Faith and Joshua Garrett. Brother of Amy, Carol and William Garrett, Marilyn Thompson and the late Kimberly Alcantar. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th Street (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Sunday August 21st from 1:00 PM until time of funeral services at 5:00 PM. Burial private. 708-481-9230 or panozzobros.com.
Matthew David Brei - 3312/23/1982 - 8/18/2016
Longtime Chicago Heights and Steger
Matthew David Brei, age 33. Longtime Chicago Heights and Steger resident. Father of Matthew David Jr., Alanna and Ashley Brei. Son of Cynthia L. nee Dau and Stuart Brei. Brother of Lisa (Michael) Dempsey and Michelle Brei. Nephew of David (Toni) and Bob (Cindy) Dau. Former husband of Savannah (nee Riddle). A Memorial Visitation will be held at the Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Friday August 26th from 4:00 PM until time of Memorial Service at 7:00 PM. Burial private. (708) 481-9230 or panozzobros.com.
Margarita Palmer - 883/22/1928 - 8/14/2016
Longtime Park Forest and Chicago Heights resident
Margarita Palmer nee Camacho, age 88. Longtime Park Forest and Chicago Heights resident, native of Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico. Wife for 65 years of the late Heriberto Palmer. Mother of Herbert Palmer Jr. and William J. Palmer. Grandmother of Mary (Joseph) Brazzale, James (Amy) Pamler, John (Danielle) Palmer and Rebecca (Jason Schultz) Palmer. Great grandmother of Christian, Cevenah, Madalyn and Noah Brazzale, David, Mariana, Mariah and Keaton Palmer, and Henry Palmer Schultz. Sister of Dolores Camacho, and the late Guadalupe, Manual, Pedro, Julian, Alfonso, Celestina, Basilio, Basilisa, Trinidad and Tomasa. Beloved and cherished aunt of Juanita “Jenny” Camacho and many other nieces and nephews. Funeral services and entombment at Assumption Cemetery private. For further service information please contact Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, Chicago Heights, IL. 708 481-9230 or panozzobros.com
Rose Glogowski - 948/11/1921 - 8/10/2016
Rose Glogowski nee Murzyn age 94. Born and raised in Harvey/St. John the Baptist Parish. Graduate of Thornton High School. Retired after 30 years of service as a Punch Press Operator for Maremont Muffler Mfg. in Harvey. Wife of the late Edward V. Glogowski. Mother of Edward (Dorothy), Diane (late Craig Martin) and Robert (Melody) Glogowski. Sister of the late Mary and Ann Murzyn, Bernice Jakubiak, Stella Wojciechowski, Lottie Synakiewicz and Joseph Murzyn. 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 Monday August 15th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Tuesday morning 9:15 AM to St. Agnes Church, Chicago Heights. Mass 10:00 AM. Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City. In Lieu of flowers, donations in Rose’s name to the St. Agnes Tuition Assistance Fund, 1501 Chicago Rd., Chicago Heights, IL 60411 would be appreciated by her family. For further service information please contact 708-481-9230 or panozzobros.com
Francisco Perez - 585/29/1958 - 8/10/2016
Francisco Perez age 58. Longtime Harvey resident, native of Ziritzicuaro, Michoacan, Mexico. Husband for 29 years of Maria Perez. Father of Vaneza, Jennifer, Francisco Xavier and Adrian Perez. Brother of Guadalupe Chavez, Filemon, Juan, and Martin Perez and the late Eloisa Espinoza. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 West 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Sunday August 14th from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Monday 9:15 AM to St. John the Baptist Church, 15746 S. Union Ave., Harvey. Mass 10:00 AM. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. 708-481-9230 or panozzobros.com
Richard H. "Dick" McGathey - 928/7/1924 - 8/9/2016
Richard H. “Dick” McGathey, age 92. Lifelong East Hazel Crest resident. Retired Chief Building Engineer for the Masonite Corporation’s Chicago Headquaters. Member of Stationery Engineers Local 399. U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. As a member of the 1st Infantry Division “Big Red 1”, Dick received a Purple Heart for wounds sustained on “D” Day at Omaha Beach, Normandy, France., later joining the Battery “A”-84th Field Artillery for battles throughout the Rhineland and Central Europe. Former Lieutenant East Hazel Crest Fire Dept. Husband for 67 years of Rose Mary nee Gonzalez. Father of Richard (Pam) McGathey, Ramon (Nancy) McGathey, Monica (Matthew) Elsey, Anna Marie (John) White, Ronald (Brenda) McGathey, Virginia McGathey, Victoria (Michael) Kiehl, Cpt. Randy (Jill) McGathey, CFD., and Rose Mary (Daniel) Pope. Grandfather of 20, great grandfather of 22. Brother of the late Chester Arthur McGathey and Della Marie Thomas. Beloved brother-in-law, uncle, co-worker and friend of many. Visitation, Friday Aug. 12th from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM at St. Anne Church 16801 Dixie Hwy, Hazel Crest. Family and friends will meet at church Saturday morning for 10:00 AM Funeral Mass. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. For further service information please contact Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, Chicago Heights (708) 481-9230 or panozzobros.com
Ricardo G. Ramirez - 744/3/1942 - 8/7/2016
Ricardo G. Ramirez, age 74. Longtime Chicago Heights resident, native of Monterey, Mexico. Retired with 40 years of service as a Machinst at the Ford Motor Co. Stamping Plant in Chicago Heights. Husband for 54 years of Ylda (nee Rivera) Ramirez. Father of Elizabeth (Peter) Avros, Roland Ramirez, Linda Garcia, Rosa (Rick) Firkin, Brenda (Rene) Garcia, Sandra Gielczewski, Jose (Tracey) Ramirez, Ruby (Alvaro) Hernandez and Ricardo Jr. (Kelly) Ramirez. Grandfather of 25, great grandfather of 25. Son of Anastaicia Granados and the late Pedro C. Ramirez. Brother of Pedro Ramirez and the late Genevieve Brito and Eulalio Ramirez. Beloved uncle and dear friend of many. A heartfelt thank you to granddaughter Rachel Feliz for her invaluable assistance during “Papi’s” care at U of C Hospital. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (US Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave) Chicago Heights on Thursday August 11th from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM Funeral Friday 8:45 AM chapel prayers to St. Paul Church, Chicago Heights. Mass 9:30 AM. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. 708 481-9230 or panozzobros.com
Edward P. Vander Luitgaren - 948/19/1921 - 8/1/2016
Olympia Fields and Calumet Park
Edward P. Vander Luitgaren, age 94. Longtime Olympia Fields and Calumet Park resident. Native of Enschede, Holland. As a proud immigrant, Ed was a member of the U.S. Army’s 13th Infantry Regiment, serving with the invasion forces at Normandy, Baston, Battle of the Bulge, and Battle of the Hurtgen Forest during WWII. As a loyal and hardworking family man, Ed retired in 1975 from Bela Seating Company after 30 years of service, and within weeks began an 18 year career working for his son Tom at the Calumet Coach Company where he was affectionately known as “Pops” by his fellow employees. Loving husband for 69 years of Dawn E. nee Heitner, whom he met while working as Riveters’ making tank parts at a Southside defense contractor. Devoted father of Thomas (late Donna) Vander Luitgaren, and the late Carol (Rev. Ray) Scherbarth. Beloved grandfather of Thomas and Brian Vander Luitgaren, Laura Grooms, Jenny Hucek, Craig Scherbarth, Christa Bartley and the late Michael Vander Luitgaren. Great grandfather of Conner, William, Olivia, Hannah, Alexa, Jordan, Michael, Kendall, Maddie, Emily, Gavin, Ethan, Natalie, Hayden, Nicholas, Paul, Isaiah, Taylor, Brendan and Faith. Brother of the late Regina “Pat” Camp and Peter and Joseph Vander Luitgaren. A visitation will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6201 Vollmer Rd, Matteson on Saturday morning from 11:00 AM until time of Funeral Services at 1:00 PM. Burial in St. Paul Church Cemetery to follow services. For further service information please contact Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, Chicago Heights, (708) 481-9230 or panozzobros.com
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