Category Archive: Obituaries

  1. Michele Jane Neill

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    Michele Jane Neill, 79, at rest October 24, 2019 at Franciscan Village in Lemont. Born August 7, 1940 in Chicago, IL. Devoted daughter of the late Mary and James Neill; loving cousin of George Kanary, MaryEllen (Paul) Bielat, Nancy (Ernest) Kummer, William Keenan and many more. Former nurse-anesthesist at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago. Funeral Mass Tuesday October 29 at 11:30 A.M. at St. Francis of Assisi Chapel at Franciscan Village 1270 Franciscan Drive, Lemont, IL 60439. Visitation at the Chapel from 10:30-11:30 A.M. Interment private. Arrangements entrusted to Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Lemont. Info 630-257-2113 or

  2. Marie S. Brown

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    Marie S. Brown, age 94, longtime resident of Lemont, passed away on October 20, 2019.  Beloved wife of the late Russell.  Fond twin sister of the late Joseph Kendziora.  Loving mother of Sue (Joe) Moseman, Alan (Karen) Brown, and Cheryl (Joe) Maas.  Grandmother to Christina (Kevin) Roberts, Alyssa (John)O’Toole, Matthew (Emily)Brown, and Nicolette and Samantha Maas. Great grandmother to Jack, Madeline and Teddy O’Toole, and Bennett, Ellie and Lynn Brown.  She was also beloved by her many cousins, nieces and nephews.  She was proud of her work on the Manhattan Project, which helped end WWII saving the lives of many  US soldiers.  Lifetime member of St. Alphonsus Church and a member of their Altar Rosary Society. Memorial Mass at St. Alphonsus Church to be announced at a later date. Info 630-257-2123 or

  3. Dorothy A. Nispuruk

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    Dorothy A. Nispuruk (nee Radjenovich) age 91, of Lemont and Bedford Park, at rest October 17, 2019 at Franciscan Village in Lemont. Born October 25, 1927 in Lemont, IL, to Joseph and Josephine Radjenovich. Beloved wife of the late Frank; loving sister of the late Eleanor Bernatowicz and Robert Radjenovich; dearest aunt of Michael (Debra) Bernatowicz and John Trumbich. Visitation Wednesday October 23, 2019 from 9-11 A.M. at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home & Cremation Services 501 State St., Lemont followed by an 11 A.M. Funeral Service. Interment Resurrection Cemetery Justice, IL. Info 630-257-2123 or

  4. Chester “Terry” Polejewski


    Chester “Terry” Polejewski, age 75, of Joliet, at rest July 31, 2019 at Franciscan Village in Lemont. Beloved husband of Dorothy (nee Schreiner); loving father of Richard (Melissa) Plana and Michelle (Mark) Robbins; devoted grandfather of Richie Wiencek, Luke, Lily and Lexi Robbins; dearest nephew of Clara; fond uncle of Steve Schreiner, Sharon Groves, Susan Druga, James, Christine and Sara Prescott, Elizabeth Rabon, the late Jennifer Copps; Adam and Daniel Plana. Visitation Friday August 2, 2019 from 4-8 P.M. at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home 501 State St., Lemont. Funeral Mass Saturday 10 A.M. at St. Alphonsus Church in Lemont. Prayers will begin at the funeral home at 9:30 A.M. Interment private. Info 630-257-2123 or

  5. George S. “Crow” Carter

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    George S. “Crow” Carter, age 93, longtime resident of Lemont, at rest July 17, 2019 at his home. Proud United States Army Veteran, World War II. Born October 7, 1925 in Chicago, IL to Sylvester and Anna Carter. Beloved husband of Barbara “Barb” (nee Beck); loving father of Sharrin (Ron) Bushman, Maryclaire, Jeanne, Gary, the late Alan and his honorary daughters Gizelle (Don) Burwhat and Cindi (Paul) Buck; devoted grandfather of John (Karen), Bushman, James (Katy) Bushman and Chris (David) Kreutz; dearest great grandfather of Noah, Isabelle, Sophia, Joseph and Owen; dear brother of Ronald and Dennis Carter. Visitation Saturday July 20, 2019  from 3-7 P.M. at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home 501 State St., Lemont. Funeral Services at 7 P.M. Interment Private. Info 630-257-2123 or 

  6. Christopher Andrew Garcia


    Christopher Andrew Garcia, suddenly, age 27, at rest May 13, 2019. Beloved father of Vincent; loving son of Jose and Maria Garcia; dearest brother of Giuseppe (Marilena)  and Brittney Garcia. Visitation Wednesday May 15, 2019 from 4-8 P.M. at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home & Cremation Services 501 State St., Lemont. Funeral Thursday 10 A.M. at St. Patrick Church, Lemont. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Justice IL. Info 630-257-2123 or

  7. Paul Kazen


    Paul Kazen, age 69 of Lemont, at rest April 13, 2019 at Lemont Nursing & Rehab. Beloved husband of the late Patricia nee Bailey; loving father of Jeff (Lauren); devoted grandfather of Katrina, Shane, Aydan, Isabella, Robert and Molly; dearest brother of Daniel Kazan and Joy Hofstra. Paul was a retired chemical compounder for GC America. Interment private. Arrangements entrusted to Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Info 630-257-2123 or

  8. Charles R. Cicora Sr.


    Charles R. “Charlie” Cicora Sr., age 74, suddenly at rest April 7, 2019. Longtime resident of Lemont. Beloved husband of the late Patricia Ann (nee Thomas); loving father of Serena Renee (Ronald) Mastro, Theresa Tammy (John) Hayes and Charles R. Jr. (Cindy Kucinski); devoted grandfather of Miranda, Mitchell, Marissa, Eirhan, Patrick, Maeve, Reagan, Kyrsti and Logan; dearest great grandfather of Lukasz and Sophia; dear brother of Jerome Cicora; fond uncle of nieces and nephews.                                                                                                                                                                                      Born Januray 28, 1945 to the proud parents, Lilian and Charles; and little brother to Jerome. He grew up in Chicago and graduated Gage Park High School in 1963. He enlisted in the navy in October of 1963, serving on the USS Van Vooshis and the USS Yosemite. He completed his service in 1966 and went on to work and college. He fell in love in 1970 and married Patricia Ann Thomas. Together they raised three wonderful children; Serena, Tammy and Chuck Jr. We are the family of hugs and kisses. Charles was a devoted dad, always present; doing anything he could to make life easier for his family, even if it meant running to the store ten times a day. He was a proud “Papa” to his 9 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Charles was a very detailed oriented and loved making lists. His family joked about him being the charts and graphs guy. He worked for the World Book Encyclopedia Company for 20 plus years and then another 20 plus years with the Illinois Department of Employment Security, as manager, ISB operations. Charles retired for a short time then returned to work on a part time basis. He loved spending time with his family, friends and his dog “Baby”. He was deeply rooted in his Catholic faith and always looked forward to his dinners with his 8th grade St. Turibius friends. Charles was a diligent worker and had a system for everything. Although he would be constantly changing the system, projects would always get done. He loved staying busy working on Legos, his trains, taking Baby for walks or just projects around the house. But, if you needed him, he would drop whatever he was doing to help you. He was one of a kind and loved by many, who,  will miss him IMMENSELY. Memorial Visitation Tuesday April 16, 2019 from 3-8 P.M. at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home & Cremation Services 501 State St., Lemont. Memorial Mass Wednesday April 17 at 11 A.M. at St. Patrick Church , 200 E. Illinois St., Lemont Info 630-257-2123 or

  9. Tony J. Goode Jr.

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    Tony J. Goode Jr., age 89, longtime resident of Lemont, at rest April 2, 2019 at Lemont Nursing & Rehab. Proud United States Army veteran serving his country during the Korean Conflict. Beloved husband of the late Patricia (nee Wilson); loving father of Anthony Goode III; dearest brother of Joanne (Dominic) Filicicchia; dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday April 7, 2019 from 3-7 P.M. at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home & Cremation Services 501 State St., Lemont. Funeral Mass Monday 10 A.M. at St. Alphonsus Church. Interment private. Info 630-257-2123 or

  10. Norma Mae Beavers


    Beavers, (nee Anderson) Norma Mae, age 95, currently of Romeoville, died on March 24th at her home at Senior Star atWeber Place. Norma was born in Lemont, Illinois, on August 29,1923, the daughter of Alfred C. “Andy” and Alvina Anderson. Norma graduated from Lemont Township High School in 1941.Before military service took him to Europe, Norma married her high school sweetheart, James “JD” Beavers on May 22, 1943.After World War II, when JD returned to Lemont, they purchased3 acres of land on High Road in Lockport, IL. The couple built a home and raised a family. They lived there until February, 2012, when they moved to Senior Star. Norma’s hobbies were golf and bowling. At Weber Place she enjoyed many card games and bingo. She was a life-long member of St. Matthew LutheranChurch in Lemont. Norma is survived by her four children, Jane Johns (Philip) ofWhitewater, WI, and James Jr.”Jim”, Jeffry (Nina) and JillBeavers, all of Lockport. She is also survived by grandchildrenTimothy Johns (Monica) of Naperville, Justin Beavers of Taylorville, Rachel Johns (Ty Goodman) of San Diego, CA,Deirdre Johns Anderson (Mark) of Portland, OR, Ashley Bulger(Jon) of Plainfield, Jeremy Beavers and Jacob Beavers ofLockport and 8 great-grandchildren, Joshua, Timothy, and Megan of Naperville, Kira and Claire of Portland, OR, Ada and Seth ofSanDiego, CA and Kelsey of Plainfield. She will be missed by many nephews and nieces.The family wishes to thank their cousin, Susan Boe, for her professional expertise, concern and support for her aunt. The family also wishes to thank the staff at Senior Star at Weber Place for the care she received while living there.Norma was preceded in death by her husband, JD, her parents, her sisters Eileen Nona and Pearl Mentch, her brother Alfred“Buddy” Anderson, her brother and sister-in-law, Royce andMajorie Beavers, daughter-in-law, Marilyn Beavers, and infant granddaughter, Molly Elizabeth Beavers.Visitation is Friday, March 29th from 3-7 P.M. at the Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home, 501 State St., Lemont (complementary valet parking provided). Funeral Services Saturday March 30th at 11 A.M. at St.Matthew Lutheran Church. She will lie in state from 10 A.M. til time of the service. Interment Fairmount Willow Hills Cemetery,Willow Springs. The family has asked to please omit flowers and instead send memorials in Norma’s name to St. MatthewLutheran Church, 305 Lemont St., Lemont, IL 60439.