Ruth L. Freehauf (nee Pawloski), age 98, longtime resident of Lemont, at rest February 8, 2017 at Rosewood Healthcare in Joliet. Born July 31, 1918 in Chicago, IL. Beloved wife of the late William; loving mother of Alan (Cindy); dearest sister of Kay Niemann; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents William and Harriet and her sister Virginia Pawloski. Ruth was the former owner of H & R Antiques in Lemont, longtime parishioner at St. Alphonsus Church and an avid bowler. Visitation Sunday February 12 from 2-7 P.M. at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home & Cremation Services 501 State St., Lemont. Funeral Mass Monday 10 A.M. at St. Alphonsus Church. Interment St. Alphonsus Cemetery. Info 630-257-2123 or www.gerharzfuneralhome.com
Marie A. Hahn (nee Jerman), age 103, of Lockport, at rest January 21,2017 at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox. Born August 21, 1913 in Joliet, IL to John and Catherine Jerman. Survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren,great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and one sister Betty Barnick of Wisconsin. Beloved friend of Robert Young. Preceded in death by her husband Walter George Hahn, one son Walter John “Tex” Hahn and one daughter Patricia Lightle. Interment private.
Breanna “Bre” Jean Paladino, age 27. Beloved daughter of Tom and Michele (nee Motta) Paladino and cherished sister of Brian and Michael, sadly passed away January 4, 2017 after a courageous battle with melanoma. Bre graduated from Naperville Central High School in 2007, then earned a Bachelors Degree in PR and Advertising in 2011 from DePaul University. She loved living in Chicago, while developing her passion for music and photography. After graduation, Bre moved to Napa, CA where she applied her creative photography talents to working in her cousin’s photography studio. Bre moved back to Naperville in 2013 and began working for the SRAM Corporation, a bicycle equipment manufacturer in Chicago. Bre’s beautiful voice earned her the opportunity to be a vocalist at Community Christian Chuirch, where she loved sharing her exceptional gift of music and expressing her strong faith in God. In early 2016, she began performing with Grateful Gary’s Magic Bus Band, an opportunity she loved. Bre will be lovingly remembered for the joyful way she lived life and touched the hearts of every person she met. A free spirit with a beautiful smile, an angelic voice, a heart of gold and the unique ability to make everyone feel loved and special, no matter who they were. Bre brought joy to all she met, and was a constant source of happiness to both her family and friends. Her radiance shown brightly both inside and out. Bre will be deeply missed by her parents and brothers, as well as her loving grandparents Richard Motta and Janet Focosi, along with many aunts and uncles, cousins and countless friends (Bre was a collector of friends!) Bre was surely greeted in heaven by her paternal grandparents, the late Salvatore and Phyllis Paladino, who loved her dearly. Funeral Saturday January 14 at 9:15 A.M. at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home 5015 S. Lincoln St., (Rt. 53 & Short St.), Lisle to St. Scholastica Church, Woodridge. Funeral Mass 10 A.M. Interment private. Visitation Friday 3-9 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made in Bre’s name to Jack’s Fund at jacksfund.org to help further melanoma research. Info 630-964-9392
Charles R. Anderson, age 75, of Lockport, at rest December 30, 2016 at Hines VA Hospital in Hines, IL. Proud U.S. Army veteran, served his country in Korea. Born July 11, 1941 in Lexington, KY to Jay and Mary Katherine Anderson. Beloved husband of Mary Kay nee Fagan; loving father of John (Lori), James (Sue), Sharon Anderson, Christy (Chadd) Peck and the late Katie Projansky nee Anderson; devoted grandfather of Samantha, Abigail, Mitchell and Brielle; dearest brother of Tom (De), Ron (Mary), John (Chin Suk) and the late Jim (Laurie) Anderson; dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Memorial Mass Friday January 6, 2017 10 A.M. at Holy Spirit Catholic Community 2003 Hassert Blvd., Naperville, IL 60564. Arrangements entrusted to Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Info 630-257-2123 or www.gerharzfh.com. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Will County Humane Society 24109 W. Seil Rd., Shorewood, IL 60404
Dianne A. Caballero nee Fagan, age 75, at rest December 9, 2016 at Adventist LaGrange Hospital. Beloved wife of Ruben Sr., loving mother of Ruben (Laura) Jr., Debra (James) Truhlar, Randall, Rick and Raymond (Christine); devoted grammy of Nicholas, Kyle, Kelsi, Kaitlyn, Cody, Ryan, Jacob, Madissen and Connor; dear great grammy of Michael, Jayden and Azario; dearest sister of Dorothy Easterhouse and Carl Fagan; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services Wednesday December 14 at 10 A.M. at Woodlawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Anthony P. Cappetta & Son, Directors, 7750 W. Cermak Rd., Forest Park. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 3-9 P.M. Info 630-707-0130.
Steven L. Chatsey, age 52, at rest November 23, 2016 at Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn. Beloved father of Stephanie; loving brother of Marsha (Ira) Moser, devoted son of the late Robert and Dorothy nee Sucharski Chatsey; fond cousin of many. Visitation Tuesday November 29 from 2-6 P.M. at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home 501 State St., Lemont. Interment private. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Anti-Cruelty Society 157 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60654 or anticruelty.org. Info 630-257-2123 or www.gerharzfuneralhome.com
Raymond F. Ritter Sr., age 87, at rest October 13, 2016. Born May 19, 1929 in Cicero, IL to Frank & Josephine Ritter. Beloved husband of the late Barbara nee Bergmann; loving companion of Marianne Kielma; dearest father of Lin (Terry) Piest, JoAnn Brescia, Laura (John) DeMaine, Raymond Jr., Glenn (Lisa) and the late Christine (Dick) Hodge; devoted grandfather of of Heather, Kristy, Jeff, Jason, Brianna, Erik, Emma, Dayna, Johnny, Travis and Melissa; dear great grandfather of Dominic, Gia, Marley, Lilly, Daegon and Evelyn; fond brother of the late Mildred and Dorothy, uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday October 16 from 3-8 P.M. at Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home, Anthony P. Cappetta and Son, directors. Funeral Monday 9:30 A.M. from the funeral home to Divine Infant Church, Mass 10 A.M. Interment private. Info 630-707-0130 or anthonypcappettafuneralservice.com
Conrad E. Alexander, suddenly, October 7. 2016, age 62. Retired from Chicago Police Department. Beloved husband of Lori nee Timmins; loving step-father and step-grandfather of many. dearest brother of Patricia Vaughan; dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Avid biker and pusuer of vices. Visitation Tuesday October 18 from 3-8 P.M. at the Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home, Anthony P. Cappetta & Son, directors. Funeral Services Tuesday 8 P.M. Interment private. Info 630-707-0130
Joanne “Jennie” Miller nee Amato, age 76, at rest September 22, 2016 in Chandler, AZ.Beloved wife of Jack Miller and the late Ralph Storto; loving mother of Ralph (Lana), Richard (Kelly) and the late Michael; devoted grandmother of Jennifer (Brent), Ralph, Jene’ and Ashley; dearest great grandmother of Jackson, Leah, Emilia and Harrison; dear sister of Michael Amato, Theresa DeMichael, Joseph Amato, Connie Sorna-Johnson and the late Frank Amato. Visitation Tuesday Sept. 27, 2016 from 3-9 P.M. at Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home, Anthony Cappetta & Son, directors. Funeral Services Wednesday 10 A.M. at the funeral home. Entombment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Info 630-707-0130 or anthonypcappettafuneral services.com