Obituaries

Dr. Nunilo Rubio was killed during humanitarian mission in the Philippines

Date: 
01/24/2018
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Dr. Nunilo Rubio, part of the Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) family, was among seven killed over the weekend during a goodwill mission in the Philippines.

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First Ward office rocked by news: Joseph Muntaner dead

Date: 
05/15/2017
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"Chicago police are conducting a death investigation after a long-time 1st Ward political operative was found shot to death

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Edith Konieczko leaves this world a better place

Date: 
04/21/2017
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It was Easter morning, 30 years after her husband George passed away when Edith Konieczko took her last  breath in the Pulaski Park home where she experienced most of her life's journey. 

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Kasia's Deli founder, Kasia Bober dies at 80

Date: 
06/09/2016
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As a child in Poland, Kazimiera “Kasia” Bober had no shoes and but one dress.

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Maldonado family faces double losses: Carmen G. and Nancy Franco Maldonado

Date: 
01/04/2016
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While Roberto Maldonado, Chicago's 26th Ward Alderman, was at the funeral of his mother Carmen G. Maldonado on Dec. 23, his wife Nancy Franco Maldonado, 46, was in the hospital battling pancreatic cancer.

Ukrainian Village's Chychula family loses John at age 61

Date: 
06/26/2015
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John Chychula, 61, who grew up in the Ukrainian Village then moved to Palatine, IL, in 1995, is described as a "gentle giant," loving, jovial, even-tempered, smart and talented, with a good sense of humor. He lost a long hard fought battle against multiple health challenges on Tues., June 23. 

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Myrta Cruz lost fight with cancer

Date: 
03/17/2015
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"A strong, determined, brave, courageous, giving and encouraging woman who was very protective of her children," is how Myrta "Mert" Cruz is described by her daughter Mary Mercado. Curz, 65, died of cancer on Mar. 11.

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Father Thomas N. Pelton dies unexpectedly

Date: 
01/03/2014
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Father Thomas N. Pelton, Coordinator of the Supportive Program at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC), 2233 W. Division St., and pastor emeritus of Maternity of the BVM Parish, 3647 W. North Ave., unexpectedly died Fri., Jan.

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Flags at half-staff on Friday

Date: 
11/19/2013
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In remembrance of the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Fri., Nov. 20, from sunrise to sunset, Governor Patrick Quinn 

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Jim Walsh, Wicker Park pioneer and architect succumbs to post polio syndrome

Date: 
06/14/2013
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On June 7, just days after his 75th birthday, Jim (James M.) Walsh was felled by a childhood disease…polio, that first ravished his small body before entering kindergarten. 

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Kevin Pierce, architect, sustainability pioneer and Wicker Park resident loses war with cancer

Date: 
05/08/2013
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Ahead of the curve on green architecture and sustainable development, architect Kevin Kurtz Pierce, 55, longtime Wicker Park resident, lost his battle with brain cancer (glioblastoma multiforme) on May 2. 

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David Hernandez Legacy: his fingerprints will continue to imprint on people and communities

Date: 
02/27/2013
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David Hernandez a poet, inspirer, teacher, man of the neighborhoods, man of the city and a man never lacking for words will continue to speak on through his writings, poems, videos and the many people that he inspired, taught, worked and played with. 

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Dan Blue's memorial service set by family

Date: 
02/16/2013
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Daniel Blue's family has finalized plans for a memorial service.

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In memory of Daniel Blue: A patchwork of facts, respect, admiration, appreciation, love and affection

Date: 
01/04/2013
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UPDATE Jan. 6:
The Chicago Police Detectives indicated that they are waiting for a toxicology report which can take up to 6 weeks but there is no indication of foul play.

Described as sculptor, raconteur, friend, brother and man of mystery, Daniel Blue is dead at the age of 55.

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Reverend Ruth VanDemark loses battle with Cancer

Date: 
06/11/2012
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Reverend Ruth VanDemark, pastor of Wicker Park Lutheran Church (WPLC), 1502 N. Hoyne Ave., passed away peacefully on Saturday afternoon, June 9,  in Northwestern's Prentice Women's Hospital as a result of cancer which had metastasized.

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Sister Antonia Klausner, a neighborhood treasures dies at 93

Date: 
02/06/2012
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Sister Antonia Klausner, who was in her 77th year of service as a member of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth and currently involved in fund raising for an auditorium on the Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (SMEMC) campus passed away on Feb. 4, at the age of 93.

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Sergeant Paul "Scott" Jaske, 14th Police District, dies at 51

Date: 
01/30/2012
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Sergeant Paul "Scott" Jaske, 51, of the 14th Police District, suffered a heart attack on Jan. 2, as he was heading toward court.

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Congressman Daniel Rostenkowski: his legacy, like the man, is big

Date: 
08/13/2010
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Former Illinois Democratic Congressman, Dan Rostenkowski, died in his summer home in Lake Benedict, WI, on Aug. 11. He served in the U.S. House for more than thirty-five years

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Lincoln Tavern owner William C. Folak dies unexpectedly

Date: 
07/16/2010
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"At times he was quiet but he was called Big Bill for many reasons," Veronica (Ronnie) Folak explained about her father William C. (Bill) who died Monday in the family bar and restaurant, Lincoln Tavern at Wabansia and Wolcott in Bucktown.

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Polish President Lech Kaczynski died April 10 in a plane crash in Russia

Date: 
04/13/2010
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Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and 95 others including dozens of top government officials were killed in a 20-year-old Russian plane that had been recently refurbished.

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