Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Private family graveside services will be held for Barbara Paul.
Wednesday, May 15
Barbara Anne Paul, age 72, of Aurora, IL formerly of Montgomery, IL died Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Jennings Terrace in Aurora, IL. She was born July 21,1940 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of the late Leonard and Rose nee Mocarski Cieslak. Prior to her retirement she was employed as a guidance counselor at IVVC in Sandwich, IL, Rosary High School in Aurora, IL, as well as well as in Newark, IL, Naperville, IL, and Royal Oak, MI schools. She had also served on the Oswego Library District board. She is survived by her daughter Ellen Paul, grandson Riley Evan Odehnal. She was preceded in death by her husband Norman Paul, Jr. Private family graveside services will be held. Memorials may be directed to the Norm Paul Memorial Scholarship Fund…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
A gathering of family and friends will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 13 until the funeral service at 11 a.m.
Sunday, May 12
Robert E Berkland, 88 years, of Oswego, IL died suddenly on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, IL. He was born January 11, 1925 in CHicago, IL the son of the late Hogan Konraden and Mabel P nee Phillips Berkland. He served his country honorably with the US Army during World War II in the European Theatre. He had worked as an automobile mechanic for many years prior to his retirement. Survivors include his wife Margaret "Rose" nee Hoffman Berkland, five daughters Barbara (Gary) Holtman of Oswego, IL, Nancy Campbell of Florence, AZ, Beth Kontos of Fort Meyers, FL, Vicki (Craig) Bower of Plano, IL, Lori (Dale) Weisshaar of Oswego, IL; four sons Ed Berkland of Oswego, IL, William (Margie) Berkland of Plainfield, IL…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Visitation for Jennie R. Dicks will take place on Thursday, May 9 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Jennie R Dicks, 90 years of Montgomery, IL died Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Lakewood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Plainfield, IL. She was born April 7, 1923 in Chicago, IL the daughter of the late Phillip and Lenora nee Giacalone Vinci. She is survived by her husband Clayton (Whom she married on June 29, 1947 at Our Lady of Pompeii in Chicago, IL), her siblings Lydia (John) White of Romeoville, IL, Gloria (Larry) Wiercioch of Plainfield, IL, Charles (Linda) Dicks of Bolingbrook, IL, Richard (Shelly) Dicks of Crown Point, IN; eight grandchildren Katrina, Laura, Jennifer, Laura, Paul, Brian, Nicole and Joseph; several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother Joseph Vinci. When a member at St Mary’s …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Visitaiton for Capt. Brandon Cyr will take place on Wednesday, May 8 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Oswego. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 9 at 11 a.m. in Aurora.
Capt. Brandon Lee Cyr, USAF, 28 years, of Shiloh, IL, family of Oswego, IL died while serving his country in the U.S. Air Force, when the plane he was commanding crashed in Afghanistan on Saturday, April 27, 2013. He was born September 16, 1984 in Aspen, CO the son of CDR Phillip G Cyr, U.S. Navy and Deborah A (Tidaback) Cyr. Brandon was a member of the 906th Air Refueling Squadron stationed at Scott Air Force Base in IL where he played a vital role in the Total Force Integrated 126th Air Refueling Wing. A spirited officer, pilot, and friend, Capt. Cyr was known for his natural ability to lead and mentor others. At the time of his death, he had earned more than 1,700 flying hours - 900 of those in combat. He had received the Meritorious …
Visitation for Joyce Harris will be on Tuesday, May 7 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and graveside services will be held on Wednesday, May 8 at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, May 7
Joyce Lorraine Harris, 83 years, of Montgomery, IL died Saturday, May 4, 2013 at her residence. She was born December 21, 1929 in Aurora, IL the daughter of the late Warren W and Fern I nee Kenyon Fowler. Joyce was a member of the Fourth Street United Methodist Church in Aurora, IL. Prior to her retirement in 1991 she had was a teacher's aide at Longbeach, Boulder Hill and Eastview Elementary schools in the Oswego School District #308. Joyce is survived by her daughter Susan (Earl) Johnson of Montgomery, IL, son Thomas Harris of Streator, IL, nine grandchildren Samantha, Lucas, William and Jerad (Brittany) Johnson; Mary (Brian) Mclay, Sara Jo Minnick, Jordan and Jackie Harris, Tanner Hennen; two great-grandchildren Riley Jo Johnson and …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Palos native Kevin Sanders spent five years working with the Plainfield Emergency Management Agency.
Editor's note: The story has been updated with photos and videos as Plainfield police, firefighters, members of PEMA and the Illinois State Police escorted Sanders to Overman-Jones Funeral Home in Plainfield on Saturday. Kevin Sanders dedicated his life to helping people and animals. “He died doing what he loved to do by serving and protecting others and will be forever remembered as a hero,” according to the obituary for Sanders, 33. A native of Palos Hills and former Plainfield resident, Sanders was among the first responders killed in an explosion as they battled a fire at fertilizer plant in West, Texas, near Waco on April 18. Fourteen people — including 10 first responders and two honorary first responders — died in the blast, and …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Visitation will take place on Saturday, April 27 for James LeCuyer. Attendees are asked to wear sports team attire.
Thursday, April 25
James Robert LeCuyer, age 58, of Montgomery, IL died Monday, April 22, 2013 at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago, IL. He was born August 16, 1954 the son of the late Mark J and Elizabeth "Betty" LeCuyer. Jim is survived by his wife Beth LeCuyer, daughter Christina (Jason) Stork , son Anthony (Melissa) LeCuyer both of Montgomery, IL, four grandchildren Ashley and Ryan Stork; Madeline and Aiden LeCuyer, sister Mary Beth LeCuyer of Aurora, IL, four brothers Michael and Robert LeCuyer both of Montgomery, IL, John LeCuyer of Naperville, IL, Brian LeCuyer of Chicago, IL, several nieces, nephews and his in-laws Robert and Barbara Blasing. Jim was a loving husband, Dad and Papa. He enjoyed fishing, sports and spending time with …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
A private family service was held for Bob Hester.
Tuesday, April 23
Robert "Bob" G. Hester, age 73, of Montgomery, IL died Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Countryside Care Centre in Aurora, IL. He was born May 25, 1939 in Aurora, IL the son of the late Berdell and Mildred nee Leifheit Hester. Prior to his retirement he was a teamster truck driver. In his spare time he was an enthusiast with muscle cars, working on cars and attending/showing at car shows throughout the area. He is survived by his wife Barbara J. nee Williams Hester, four children Suzanne (Mike) Fatout, Tammi (Clay) Bradham, Shelby (Jeff) Fetzer, Kurt (Alysha) Hester, seven grandchildren Nick and Jamie Fatout, Valerie and Nathan Bradham, Tessa Fetzer, Jacob and Seth Hester, a great-grandson Lewis Craig Gaddis, step daughter Becky (Pat) Karns, …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Visitation for Tad Ahuja will take place on Thursday, April 18 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and a funeral mass will be held on Friday, April 19 at 10 a.m.
Kiran Tadge “Tad” Ahuja, age 54, of Oswego, IL, died suddenly on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at his residence. He was born November 4, 1958, in Chicago, IL. Tad served his country honorably as a member of the US Air Force. He attended Holy Angels grade school, graduated in the Class of 1977 from Oswego High School and attended UNLV, University of Las Vegas, while serving in the Air Force stationed at Nellis Air Force Base. Tad loved working with and serving customers throughout his professional career as a sales person and call center manager. Tad was the grill master for his family and friends, enjoyed a good joke, was passionate about Conservative politics, was an all around sports fan, had many long term friends from grade school whom he…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Eric Lederman, 12, was killed in a baseball accident in April 2012 in Wheaton while playing with his team. A candlelight vigil will be held in Wheaton to remember him.
Just about a year ago, a beautiful smile was dimmed in Oswego. Eric Lederman, 12, was killed in a baseball accident on April 11, 2012 while playing with his team in Wheaton. He was a catcher for the Panthers Orange 12U team and was struck in the neck with a baseball before the game started.. The community has come together to support the Lederman family, with services,fundraisers and beautiful tributes. Now, for the one year anniverary of Eric's death, the community can come together once more. Eric's family is hosting a candlelight vigil on Friday, April 12th from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at Atten Park in Wheaton on Field #19, 1720 S. Wiesbrook, Wheaton. There will be presentations of poems, songs and memories to remember Eric and his …