Chicago, IL Obituaries


Peter Daniel Paganelis, 34

Peter Daniel Paganelis, 34, of Lisle, IL passed away on September 22, 2021. Peter was born on January 7, 1987 to Peter Paganelis and Cynthia Dearth. Peter loved his family, friends and his two dogs, Jack and Dexter. He was passionate about motorcycles, concerts and spending time with those he loved. Peter spent time as both a teamster and a laborer and always had a passion for jobs in that field. When Peter was not spending time with loved ones or on his bike, he enjoyed going to the shooting range. Peter took a lot of pride in his tattoos, bike, home, guns and job. Peter was the kind of guy who could come into a room and strike up a conversation with anyone, which meant he had many friends. Peter would go out of his way to make someone he cared about feel loved and hated to see someone he cared about down. His family and friends will miss him greatly, but will remember him for all his best qualities and his huge heart all hidden behind that rough and tough exterior.
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Kankakee Daily Journal

Fred Pacius Jr.

MANTENO — Fred Pacius Jr., 84, of Manteno, passed away Wednesday (Sept. 22, 2021) at his home. He was born Aug. 11, 1937, in Chicago, the son of Fred Sr. and Regina Vogel Pacius. Fred married Joyce Casino on July 10, 1969, in Chicago. In 1999, Fred retired from Ecolab,...
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Kankakee Daily Journal

Robinzina Bryant-Felton

FLOSSMOOR — Robinzina Bryant-Felton, 55, of Flossmoor, and formerly of Chicago and Hopkins Park, passed away Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at South Suburban Vineyard Church, 3400 196th St., Flossmoor. A time for visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until the 11 a.m. service, also at the church.
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The News-Gazette

Martha Kohler

SAVOY — Martha L. Kohler, 94, formerly of Chicago (Norwood Park area), passed away Tuesday (Sept. 21, 2021). She was born on Aug. 29, 1927, in Chicago, and married the love of her life, Paul Kohler, in April 1955. They were introduced by a friend at the Aragon Ballroom. Martha...

Eric D. Rudzinski, 55, of Hermann, MO,

Eric D. Rudzinski, 55, of Hermann, MO, formerly of Chicago, Illinois, passed away Friday, September 17, 2021 at University of Missouri Medical Center, Columbia, Missouri. Eric was born in Anchorage, Alaska, on February 9, 1966, the son of the late Edwin J. & Janet V. (Wenetpalo) Rudzinski. He was the...

R. Darrell Bock, influential scholar of educational metrics, 1927–2021

Prof. Emeritus R. Darrell Bock, an eminent scholar and teacher who helped revolutionize educational assessments, died Sept. 15 at the age of 93. A longtime UChicago faculty member in the Departments of Psychology and Comparative Human Development, Bock was best known for his influential work on educational metrics and his many contributions to the statistical framework known as item response theory (IRT), a term that he introduced which is still widely used.
Kankakee Daily Journal

Julie Morrison

GRANT PARK — Julie Marie Morrison, 64, of Grant Park, passed away Monday (Sept. 20, 2021) at her home. She was born Jan. 17, 1957, in Harvey, the daughter of Peter and Anna Fouts. She married Tom Morrison on Jan. 25, 1990. He survives. Julie was a homemaker, and a...

Joanne C. Smith, MD

Joanne C. Smith, MD, president and CEO of Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and a Hinsdale resident, died Sept. 6, 2021 following treatment for cancer. She was 60. Smith was the driving force behind the transformation of care delivery in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. As the president and CEO of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, she envisioned the world's first-ever "translational" research hospital in which physicians, scientists, innovators, technologists and clinicians work together in the same space, surrounding patients, discovering novel approaches and applying (or "translating") research in real time.

Glen M. Goy

Glen M. Goy, 90, a longtime Hinsdale resident, passed away Sept. 14, 2021, at King Bruwaert House in Burr Ridge. Glen was born in 1931 in May Township, Lee County, to the Leo and Helen Goy. He was a retired mechanical engineer and a running enthusiast. He ran in the...
Kankakee Daily Journal

Anika Sandstrom

FLOSSMOOR — Anika Sandstrom, 21, of Flossmoor, and formerly of Momence, passed away Friday (Sept. 17, 2021) at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago. She was born Nov. 10, 1999, in Chicago Heights, the daughter of Matt and Kendra Black Sandstrom. Surviving are her parents, Matt Sandstrom, of...

Obituary: Victoria Jimenez

Victoria Jimenez Martinez, age 73, of Harvey, IL passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Beloved wife of Jose Luis Gutierrez. Loving mother of Maria Victoria Gutierrez, Rosa Lilia Gutierrez, Jose Luis Gutierrez, Olga Berenice Gutierrez, Juana Lucia Gutierrez, Jose Antonio Gutierrez, and Oscar I. Gutierrez. Cherished grandmother of Karen, Juan Rafael, Luis Alverto, Maria Guadalupe, Ezequiel, Leonardo, Jose, Belinda, Mia, Juvenal, Luis Antonio, Berenice, Vanneza, Isabella, Victor, Elizabeth, Rigoberto, Biridiana, Tatiana, Fatima, and Daniel. Great-grandmother of Mason, Sofia, Olivia, Hector, Valentina, Gael, Juvenal, Juan Antonio, Victor, Damian, Giovany, and Julian. Preceded in death by her parents Roberto Jimenez and Avelina Martinez. Victoria was loved by many and will be dearly missed.
Kankakee Daily Journal

Elouise Roundtree

BEAVERVILLE — Elouise Roundtree, 72, of Beaverville, passed away Sept. 13, 2021, at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka. She was born Dec. 13, 1948, in Chicago, the daughter of George Smith Sr. and Gladys (Longino) Smith. Elouise worked as a cook. She had been a resident of the Kankakee County...

Walter F. Welninski Jr.

Walter F. Welninski Jr., 81, of Sunrise Assisted Living in Lombard, formerly of Clarendon Hills, died Sept. 15, 2021. Walter will be missed by his loving family and his cherished dog, Brownie. Walter was a longtime crossing guard in the Clarendon Hills Prospect School community, keeping children safe while making them smile.

Michael Thomas Beaudin Jr.

Michael Thomas Beaudin Jr., 24, of Hinsdale, passed away Sept. 19, 2021, in Chicago. Michael was born in 1997 in Winfield. He grew up in Hinsdale and was a 2015 graduate of Fenwick High School in Oak Park, where he was the student body president, debate team captain, TEAMS member, National Honor Society member and Illinois State Scholar.

Richard Pietrowski

Richard Pietrowski, 72, of Mount Vernon, died at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon. He was born on Feb. 3, 1949, in Chicago. He had retired from auto parts delivery in the Chicago area. He is survived by his son, Mike Pietrowski of...


Elizabeth Schroer Beck, 79, of Olympia Fields, Ill. passed away Sept. 22, 2021 in Munster, Ind. Elizabeth was born on September 22, 1942 in Three Rivers, Michigan. She graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1960 and attended Michigan State University prior to her first marriage. Elizabeth was known for...

Juanita E. Carlisle, 67

Juanita E. Carlisle, 67, of Bolingbrook, IL passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021. She was born February 19, 1954, in Sandwich, IL the daughter of Rueben A. and Leona M. (Kramer) Earle. She married Douglas L. Carlisle on August 13, 1975, in the LDS Temple in Kensington, MD. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Juanita enjoyed baking and cooking for her family and friends. She took care of all those around her and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family, especially her four grandchildren, who say “She was the best grandmother ever!”

Rev. John Gambro, 92

Father John Louis (Mannes) Gambro, O.P., died peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, at Resurrection Village Life Center in Chicago after a long illness. The first of two sons of John Louis Gambro Sr. and Mary Frances Curry. Born in Chicago on Sept. 26, 1929, he received his early education...