In Memory

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In Memory and with respect to our classmates who are no longer with us.
May they rest in peace.

As human beings, … as classmates, … and as friends, we are curious. That is why obituaries, (approved by the family of the deceased) are meant for the public to read. Sharing the following information provides a form of closure. No judgment. Unfortunately, as humans, some people do pass judgement.

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Alan David Kawaters Jul 17, 1956 –  Sep 7. 2009, Park Forest, IL https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1171493535711&set=o.167078777639&type=1&permPage=1  An alumnus of NIU, Dave’s passion for healling was expressed in a successful 20 year career in the medical technology field working with physical therapy, osteopathic, orthopedic and chiropractic practitioners.  This led him to study and graduate from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 2003, where he subsequently joined the faculty.

Allan Kraus June 11, 1957 – Oct 29, 1985.

Ann Elizabeth Wallyn, May 17, 1957 – Mar 20, 1990, IL

Barbara Ann Freese-Johnson, May 8,1957 – Dec 10, 1999, Gardendale AL, (heart attack).

Barbara L. Pitzele dates unknown, (Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and influenza).

Brian Aigner, Apr 30, 1956 – June 24, 1980, Solon Springs, WI

Brian E Monaghan Aug 14, 1957 – July 10, 2013
age 55, of Woodridge, IL, formerly of Flossmoor, IL, passed peacefully after a long courageous fight battling pancreatic cancer.  Beloved husband of Dr. Susan Badri Monaghan, devoted son of the late Robert and Lois Monaghan; Dear brother of Robert (Kathy) Monaghan, Maureen (Brian) Hutchens, Carey (Michele) Monaghan, Tom Monaghan, and Jann (John) Reardon; Loving son-in-law of Dr. A. Allen and Helen Badri; Dear brother-in-law of Gloria (Wally) Rzemienski, Candy (Frank) Vicha, Cherie (Saeid Mirsafian) Badri, and Dr. Sheila (José Cancelo) Badri; Fond uncle, cousin, and dear friend of many. Brian will be missed by his beloved baby girl Maya, his favorite chocolate lab.

Brian Joel Zavell, Sept 11, 1957 – Aug 10, 2010, IL

Carl J. Webb, Apr 19, 1957 – Jan 5, 1973, Homewood, IL.

Carol Carson-Bannon, (not in photo) December 2, 1956 – October 10, 2017
age 60 lifetime resident of Homewood. Beloved mother of Robert Bannon. Loving daughter of the late Joan and Mel Carson and sister of the late Bill Carson. Dear niece, cousin and friend to many. Carol was a 1975 graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School. Family will receive friends on Sunday October 15, from 1 pm until the time of Memorial Service at 3 pm at the Tews-Ryan Funeral Home 18230 Dixie Highway in Homewood. Memorials to the South Suburban Humane Society would be appreciated.

Carol Lynn Gabbert, August 27, 2010, age 53, late of Chicago Heights, formerly of Richton Park; beloved daughter of Shirleyan and the late Walter R. Gabbert; dear sister of Steven (Annette) Gabbert and the late Skip Gabbert. Employee of Marshalls for over 20 years. Resting at the Tews Funeral Home , 18230 S. Dixie Hwy., Homewood, IL Monday from 3 to 8 p.m. Services Tuesday, 11 a.m. Interment St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. Published in Chicago Tribune on August 29, 2010.

Caroline McKechnie-Gilpin, Oct 15, 1957 – Feb 21, 2013
55, of Louisville passed away after a courageous 13 year battle with cancer which she handled with dignity and grace surrounded by her loving family. She was born on to Helen Schneider McKechnie and the late Arthur K. McKechnie. She was an reconciler with JP Morgan Chase. She is survived by her loving husband of 28 years, Larry Austin Gilpin. Published online at http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Caroline-Gilpin&lc=2356&pid=163233690&mid=5434127

Christine Marie “Chris” Koska (not in photo) age 58, died unexpectedly on Saturday, November 28, 2015 in Lake Geneva, WI. Chris is survived by her sister Maureen (Ronald) Jacobson, nephews Brett (Lissette) and Eric Jacobson and Niece Noelle Jacobson. Also her great nephew Maxwell Jacobson as well as two great aunts Loraine Pagni and Eleanor Koska and several loving cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents Anthony and Mildred Koska and many aunts and uncles. Christine was born on November 3, 1957 in Chicago, IL to Tony and Millie Koska. When she was in middle school, her family moved to Homewood, IL where she graduated from Homewood-Flossmore High school. While in college she studied abroad in Rome for a semester which was one of her favorite experiences. She graduated from Loyola University of Chicago with a bachelors in Speech Communication and later with a Masters in Education. After moving to Highland Park IL, Chris began working as a teacher and eventually got into the medical software field where she worked for several companies as a project manager. Although she never had children, she treated her nephews and niece as if they were her own. Chris had a passion for theater and was involved in several productions as a cast member and director with the Highland Park Players theater group. She was a generous and wonderful individual who loved dogs and her family. People often said she had an amazing smile and infectious laugh. She will be deeply missed. A visitation is scheduled from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at Thompson Spring Grove Funeral Home, 8103 Wilmot Road, Spring Grove, IL 60081 The funeral service will be at 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, at the funeral home. The Rev. Nathan Anderson will officiate. A gathering will follow at her sister’s home. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Christine’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Come Bye Border Collie Rescue at P.O. Box 332 , Highland, IL 62249. Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonspringgrove.com. The family would like to thank Thompson Spring Grove Funeral Home for their efforts.Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Dec. 2, 2015

Cindy D. Jaffe-Maynard, age 26, beloved wife of Curt; daughter of Dr. Gerald and Marlene Jaffe; loving sister of Randy and Melissa; died in Phoenix, Az. Services to be held Thursday April 19, 11 a.m. at Anshe Shalom Temple in Olympia Fields.  Published Chicago Tribune, Chicago Illinois, April 19 1984

Dana Rose Bennett Litsinger, May 2, 1957 – Apr 1, 2010. Lived in California, passed away from cancer. She was a wife, a mother, and a actress. Memorial Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=49054041174

Daniel Edward Biederman age 23, Dec 19, 1955 – Feb 11, 1979, Longwood, FL airplane he was piloting crashed.  Graduating class of 1974, but actual graduation was 1975.

Edward A. Erickson Jr., age 49,Nov 16, 1957 – Jan 27, 2007,
late of St. John. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Pecia). Loving step-father of Amee (Sam) Presta & Alex Pappas. Devoted grandfather of Antonio, Nicholas, Sammy & Jessica. Dearest son of Gayle & Edward Erickson Sr., Loving brother of Patricia Mills & Cathy Erickson. Fond uncle of Ruth, Joey & Brian Mills. Employee of Phillips Chevrolet. Visitation was Monday, January 29, 2007, 2-9 pm. There will be no visitation or services on Tuesday, January 30,2007. Funeral services were Wed. January 31, 2007 at 11 am at the Elmwood Funeral Chapel 11300 W. 97th Ln. (frac12; blk W. of U.S. 41#47;Wicker Ave. at 97th St.) St. John. Interment Lithuanian National Cemetery, Justice, IL. (219)365-3474 Published in SouthtownStar from January 29 to February 1, 2007

Emerson David Caress II, May 10, 1957 – November 27, 2014
age 57. Late of Park Forest. Cherished son of Gerald and Mary Caress. Dear brother of Steven Woods (Grace) Caress and the late Catherine Morris. Loving uncle of Joshua (Mallory), Megan and Amy Morris, Christopher, Kyle and Stephanie Cares. Former board member and performer for the Chicago Heights Drama Club. Member of United Christian Church of Country Club Hills. Memorial visitation will be held Wednesday December 3rd from 10:00am until the time of memorial services at 11:00am at United Christian Church of Country Club Hills, 4351 180th St., Country Club Hills. Memorials to the church or Chicago Heights Drama Club would be appreciated. http://www.tewsfuneralhomes.com or 708-798-5300.

Erik L. Nielsen, Sep 6, 1957 – May 1994, Homewood, IL

Frank Magliacani, Sept 23, 1956 – Aug 1979, Antioch, IL

James Allan Rouda (not in photo) May 14, 1957 – January 28, 2016 age 58 of Orlando, Florida .(last 5 years of his life he battled with end stage liver disease)

James T Barry October 17, 1956 – July 19, 2012
55 of Schaumburg, beloved husband of Bea, nee Fisher; loving father of Caitlin Barry, Heather (Michael) Spanarella and Michael Barry; dear son of James P. and late Lolita; dear brother of Dianne (Terry) Noe, Debbi (John) Madden and Colleen (Mike) Puttin; fond uncle of many. Visitation Monday July 23rd, 3 to 8 p.m. at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, 330 W. Golf Rd. Schuamburg. Funeral prayers Tuesday July 24th, 9 a.m. proceeding to St. Matthew Catholic Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery Palatine. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be appreciated to the Barry family college trust fund.

James Patrick Hanrahan, age 48, at peace Feb. 15, 2006, beloved son of the late Lorraine, nee Lukasik, and Robert Hanrahan; dear brother of Michael (Gloria); fond uncle of Jack, Kimber and Keelin Hanrahan; fond nephew of Emily (the late George) Duszynski; treasured friend of Karyn Bannes, Dr. Randy Gordon and Joe DeSantis. Memorial Mass will be offered at St. Margaret of Scotland Church, 9837 S. Throop St., on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 1 p.m. Interment private. Memorials in Jim’s name may be made to the Grundy County Humane Society/Dane 911, 120 W. 4th St., Coal City, IL 60416. Information, 708-636-5500.

James R. Colbrese, Oct 13,1956 – Oct 1992

James S. Irwin, Mar 6, 1957 – Jan 22, 2009, age 51, beloved husband of Susan M. (nee Ostry); loving father of Jimmy and Kevin; dear brother of Phyllis H. Heinrich (Klaus) and Patricia Irwin (Mike); uncle of Kirsten (Steve), Nicole (Josh), Jeffrey, and Justin; loving brother-in-law of Gary Ostry and friend of many. Passed away on Thursday, January 22, 2009. Family has requested no flowers.  Private family service. Cremation by Busch Crematory.  In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the James S. Irwin family has requested any donations, in his memory, be sent to an education fund established for his dearly loved sons. Checks may be made out to the “The Jimmy and Kevin Irwin College Fund” and sent to:
Jimmy & Kevin Irwin College Fund  c/o Fifth Third Bank 6465 Royalton Road North Royalton, Ohio 44133

Jamie Kunst, Dec 30, 1957 – June 2, 1975, IL
age 17, suddenly, late of Homewood; loving daughter of Theodore and Marcella; dear sister of John and Diane. Funeral Friday, 9:30 a.m. from Cordt-Ryan Funeral Home, 18022 Dixie Hwy., Homewood to St. Joseph Church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment Assumption. SY8-0331. Published on June 4, 1975 in the Chicago Tribune.

Janice M. Martz-Campbell, October 13, 1957 – March 1, 2015 age 57, of Homewood. Loving daughter of the late Duane and Dolores Martz. Loving Sister of Dennis G. (Martha) Martz and George E. (Kim) Martz. Fond aunt of Audrey, Kyle, Michelle, Dennis (Kaycee Jo Hunt), Katie and Nicole Martz. Great-aunt of Dennis R Martz. Visitation Friday 8:30am -10:30am prayers at the Tews Funeral Home 18230 Dixie Highway in Homewood. Funeral Mass 11 am at the St. Joseph Church in Homewood. Interment St. Marys Cemetery in Evergreen Park, IL. For additional information contact 708-798-5300. http://www.ryansfuneralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2991345&fh_id=12614

Joanie Taylor, 1957 – 1972 or 1973, IL.

John Prophet Baxter II, Aug 22, 1957 – Jun 10, 1988, Harris TX

John R. Maloney, dates unknown.

John “Jack” Edward Ryan, Nov 11, 1955 – Feb 1991, IL

Joseph Alexandre “Alex” Legault, April 30,1957 – November 26, 2010.
(KXAN Austin,Tx) – Austin police released the name of the man who died early Friday after being struck and killed just after midnight at the corner of Braker Land and Metric Boulevard. Joseph Alexander Legault, 53, was walking in the crosswalk across Braker Lane from north to south on the east side of Metric Boulevard. A Honda Accord was traveling westbound on Braker Lane and struck Legault. He was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge with critical injuries where he later died. It does not appear alcohol was a factor in the crash, according to police.

Joseph John Malecki, May 19, 1957 – July 26, 2008
51, of Green Lake, died at his home in Green Lake. Joe was born in Harvey, IL, on , the son of Joseph James and Charlotte (Moss) Malecki. He graduated from Homewood-Flossmoor High School, Flossmoor, IL, and went on to graduate from Western Illinois University. Joe was a film editor and was in the process of preparing to go to edit film at the Summer Olympics Games in China. He was a member of the Green Lake Rotary Club, and the Shorewood Home Owners Association of Green Lake. Survivors include his daughter, Sanna Sophia Malecki of Libertyville, IL; Sanna’s mother, Anne Malecki; step-son, Matthew Santullano of Libertyville, IL; one sister, Susan (Robert) Villa of Dyer, IN; and one Niece, Kristin Villa of Dyer, IN. Joe was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation for Joseph John Malecki will be held from 1-2:30 pm, on Sunday, August 3, 2008, at the Butzin-Marchant Funeral Home, 515 Mayparty Drive, Ripon, WI. 1-920-748-2623 A Memorial Service will be held at 2:30 pm, on Sunday, August 3, 2008, at the Butzin-Marchant Funeral Home in Ripon with The Reverend Dr. Willard Blomquist officiating. Memorial can be given to the Green Lake Rotary Foundation, P.O. 95, Green Lake, WI 54941.

Julie Berry-Umbrach, (not in photo) 58, passed away on Sept. 2, 2015 in the company of family. Julie studied fashion at the University of Arizona and applied her talents in design and marketing at Marshall Fields in Chicago, Hammacher Schlemmer in Los Angeles and New York, and as General Manager of Mackenzie-Childs in Aurora, NY. She later started her own ventures, Gratitude & Co., as well as JBU Consulting. She participated in many Ithaca community activities, including Women Swimmin,’ GreenStar Cooperative shelf stocking, and the Campus Club at Cornell. Most recently she hosted elegant afternoon teas for first-year students at Cornell’s Clara Dickson Hall. Her warm devotion to family and friends is cherished by her husband, Kit; her children, Jeremy and Gwen; her mother, Mary; her sister, Kathy; and her brothers, Michael, Bill and Peter.

Kenneth Roger Holch  Dec. 10, 1955- Nov 19, 2012
Private family services have been held for Kenneth Roger Holch of Northport who died at home. He was 56. Kenneth was born in Harvey, Ill. the son of Ralph and Marion (Broberg) Holch. He was an automotive truck mechanic and provided maintenance on the Leelanau Township ambulance. Kenneth is survived by his sister, Janice L. Hunyady and brother, Ronald R. Holch. Memorials may be directed to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements were with the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay. http://www.leelanaunews.com/news/2012-11-28/Obituaries/Kenneth_Roger_Holch_19552012.html

Kenneth J. Ufer Valparaiso, IN Kenneth J. Ufer, age 50, of Valparaiso passed away July, 27, 2007 at Porter Hospital, Valparaiso, IN. Born March 15, 1957 in Chicago, IL. Survived by wife, Claire A. (nee Singler) Ufer of Valparaiso, three children: Caitlin Ufer, Jonathan Ufer and Elizabeth Ufer of Valparaiso; mother Lorrae Ufer of Chicago, IL, two sisters: Lorrae (Steven) Better of LaGrange, IL and Colleen (James) Julian of Arlington Heights, IL; two brothers: Gary Ufer of Prinston, NJ and Richard Ufer of Chicago, IL; beloved aunt and cousins, mother in law, brothers and sister in law, numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Richard G. Ufer. Kenneth was a technical service director for N. B. Coatings, Lansing, IL for 29 years. He was a member of St. Paul Church, Valparaiso. He loved to cook, golf, hunt and was a lifelong White Sox fan and Bears fan. Funeral service Thursday, August 2, 2007, 10:30 a.m. from the Dykes Funeral Home to St. Paul Catholic Church for Mass, 1855 Harrison Blvd., Valparaiso, IN with Rev. Joseph Pawlowski officiating. Interment St. Paul Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday, August 1, 2007 from 3 to 8 p.m. Wake service 5 p.m. Memorial to American Heart Assoc./American Diabetes Assoc. Dykes Funeral Home, 2305 Campbell, Valparaiso, IN 46385. 219-462-3125. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nwitimes/obituary.aspx?n=kenneth-ufer&pid=91695244&fhid=4970#sthash.z9016kdU.dpuf

Kent P. Laven, Dec 31, 1957 – Jan 3, 1993

Kimberly Meyers-Kissack, Mar 28, 1957 – May 10, 1996, Aurora CO (Non-Hodgkins lymphoma)

Marcy Renee Perlman, 1957 – Dec. 6, 2013
age 56; beloved daughter of the late Sydney and Inez, nee Fox; loving sister of Lora (Robert Blend) Perlman and Nancy Perlman; special aunt of Leigh Perlman; and many loving cousins and dear friends; and will also be missed by her dear cat, Oscar. Service Tuesday 2 PM in the chapel of Westlawn Cemetery and Mausoleum, 7801 W, Montrose Avenue, Norridge (use east gate entrance), and where interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Neurofibromatosis Foundation, NF Midwest 473 Dunham Road, Ste #3, St. Charles, IL 60174, or, http://www.nfmidwest.org, (checks payable to NF Midwest). Arrangements entrusted to Lakeshore Jewish Funerals, 773-625-8621 – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicagotribune/obituary.aspx?n=marcy-perlman&pid=168385391&fhid=15392#sthash.1VIc2agd.dpuf  Published in Chicago Tribune on Dec. 8, 2013

Mark Alan Coleman, July 22, 1957 – March 10, 2007
49, of Monee, IL died at St. James Hospital, Olympia Fields. Born  in Chicago. Husband of Katherine, nee Sromek; son of Richard and late Dolores Coleman; brother of Dan Coleman, Michael (Cathy) Coleman and Kathleen (James) Kalemba; many nieces and nephews. Mark was a maintenance technician for State Farm Insurance. Visitation Thursday, March 15 from 3 to 9 PM at Crete Funeral Home 1182 Main St. (Dixie Hwy.), Crete, IL 60417. Funeral services Friday 10 AM at funeral home. Interment Private.

Mark Gordon Hilley    December 24, 1956 – October 15, 2013 http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2287652&fh_id=12614

Mark T. Andrews,  January 24, 1956 – October 24, 2011,
age 55, Late of Park Forest Beloved husband of Essie Andrews nee Hodges. Son of Peggy Andrews and the late late Nicholas Andrews. Loving brother of Matt Andrews, Maureen (Frank )Von den Bosch and Marianne (Mark) Moors. Dear uncle of Kelly (Russ) Rommelfanger, Courtney Moors, Kattie Moors and Nicholas Andrews. Dear brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many. Resting at the Ryan Funeral Home, 18022 Dixie Hwy. Homewood, Wednesday from 3:00pm until the time of service at 7 p.m. Memorials to Lupus Foundation or Alzheimer’s Research Foundation would be appreciated.

Mary Kenniasty, April 10, 1957 – March 17, 2011, Pomona Park, FL

Michael A Mitchell, 16 May 1957 – 14 Nov 1991

Michael Edward Grotzke  May 7, 1957 – May 8, 2008
age 51, beloved son of Ruth M. and the late Charles G.; loving brother ofCharles P. and Mark J. Grotzke; dear nephew of Aunt Mary Taylor, Uncle PatrickE. (godfather), Aunt Judy Taylor, Aunt Catherine “Kay” Taylor, Rev.James E.Taylor, OMI of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, IL, Aunt June(godmother) and Uncle Bob Grotzke; several loving cousins. Most recently,Michael was owner and operator of “More Color Inc”, a painting anddecorating store in Highland, IN.Memorial Mass Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m.at St. Alexander Church, 7025 W. 127th St.,Palos Hts., IL.  Written by his brother, Mark, “Mike Grotzke was my younger brother, whopassed away after a courageous battle with his second onset of lymphoma andchemo. He got as far as a bone marrow transplant, from a generous donor, butalthough the transplant was taking, he did not survive. He resided in Blue Island for the longest time, had only just started hisown paint and interior store, More Color Inc., in Highland IN. He was a great guy, and a friend tomany. A real fighter, with great heart.”

Murray Fred Kaplan, February 14, 1957 – August 3, 2002
devoted son of Lawrence and the late Elayne (nee Morris) Kaplan, beloved brother of Craig (Mary Beth) Kaplan and Mary Nan (Robert) Wagner, fond nephew of Merwin (Renee) Brodsky and uncle of many nieces and nephews. Graveside services Tuesday, 11 a.m., at Westlawn Cemetery (Sec. C), 7801 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago. In lieu of flowers, remembrances made to your favorite charity would be appreciated. Infor: Lloyd Mandel Levayah Funerals, 847-679-3939 or 888-LEVAYAH or http://www.levayah.com. Published in Chicago Sun-Times on August 5, 2002

Nancy Lindquist Duszynski, May 13, 1957 – Aug. 25, 2003
46, of Upland died at home of ovarian cancer. She was born and Harvey, Ill., and was a resident of the Inland Empire for 17 years. She worked in food service sales for 20 years. She attended high school in Flossmoor, Illinois and moved to California, where she graduated in 1975 from San Marino High School and in 1980 received a degree in nutrition from San Diego State University with honors. She was very involved in the First Presbyterian Church of Upland. Nancy’s sense of humor and compassion touched everyone. In Loving Memory of my soul mate, Nancy. Heaven has another angel. Mrs. Duszynski is survived by her husband, Tom; daughter, Allison Gray; step-daughter, Heather Ahern; her parents, Robert and Sue Lindquist; sister, Karen Barnhart; and brother, Rob Lindquist. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5 at First Presbyterian Church, 869 N. Euclid Ave., Upland. Interment will be held privately by family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to USC – Norris Cancer Center, 1441 Eastlake Ave., Room 8305, Los Angeles, CA 90089 or First Presbyterian Church of Upland, 869 N .Euclid Ave., Upland, CA 91768. Stone Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on August 31, 2003

Neil Saxner dates unknown. Worked at Joe Ricci’s Elan school.

Paul Baird, Apr 12, 1957 – Jan 31, 2010
age 52, of Homewood formerly of Oak Lawn. Survived by his wife Nancy Baird, his loving daughter Lori. Dear son of Raymond and Rosemary Baird. Loving brother of Rodney (Doreen) Baird and the late Andrew Baird. Dear uncle of Lucas and Brett Baird. Dearest cousin of Denise Ross and many other cousins, Aunts and Uncles. Memorial Service Monday February 8, 2010 at 11:00am at the 1st Presbyterian Church of Homewood 17929 Gottschalk Ave. in Homewood. In Lieu of flowers, memorials to the 1st Presbyterian Church of Homewood.

Paul Anthony Davis, July 25, 1957 – February 21, 2013
age 55, of Flossmoor, Illinois., passed away at the Kindred Hospital in Hammond, IN surrounded by his family.  Memorial services will be announced at a later date.  Mr. Davis was born in New Orleans, LA. He was the son of Charles P. and Elaine Smith Davis. Mr. Davis was a member of the Amazing Grace Church in Watseka, IL., and was a Train Conductor for the Chicago METRA line. His family said he was a wonderful son, a loving father, brother, grandfather and a great friend.  “Till we meet again in heaven my son, my brother and my friend”. He will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him. He is preceded in death by his father, Charles P. Davis.  He is survived by his mother, Elaine Davis of Summit, one daughter, Bonnie J. Davis and Steve of Flossmoor, IL and one son, Benjamin C. Davis and Cara of Flossmoor, IL., one brother, Robert C. Davis and Mary of St. Anne, IL., and one sister, MeLisa G. Davis and Tom Gonsalves of Summit., two grandchildren, Jacob C. Davis and Michael J. Davis; also with nieces and nephews.  Pallbearers are Robert C. Davis, Tom Gonsalves and Richard Quick.  http://www.tributes.com/show/Paul-Anthony-Davis-95326799

Peggy” Margaret Kabbes-Norgren, April 28, 1957 –  August 4, 2008
Age 51, died at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Saline, MI. Peggy was born in Evergreen Park, IL the daughter of Harry and Elise Kabbes. Peggy received her undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s College of Notre Dame and her MBA from the University of Colorado. Peggy has been employed at the University of Michigan since 1995, most recently as the Associate Vice President of Finance. Survivors include her husband David Norgren, her three children: Jack, Neil, and Michelle; her siblings: John Kabbes, Martha Hesse, and Mark (Kim) Kabbes; and her mother Elise Kabbes. Peggy was preceded in death by her father Harry in 1997.    Published in Ann Arbor News on Aug. 6, 2008 http://www.niefuneralhomes.com/obituaries/Peggy-Norgren/#!/Obituary

Randell H. Johnson, May 7, 1957 – June 5, 1977. (Automobile Accident).
late of Homewood, loving son of Thomas and Phillis, nee Kellams, fond brother of Reginald and Dale (Helen). Services Wednesday, 11 a.m. at Crodt-Ryan Funeral Home, 18022 Dixie Hwy., Homewood. Interment Mount Hope.  Published in the Chicago Tribune on June 7, 1977.

Randolph “Randy” W. Erickson, August 27, 1957 – October 11, 2014, age 57
formally of Owensboro, passed away peacefully at his Kentucky Lake home with his wife and chilcren by his side.  He was born in Chicago, Illinois to Carole Erickson Landon and the late Charles Arthur Erickson.  Randy graduated from Homewood-Flossmoor High School, Flossmoor, Illinois and the University of Kentucky where he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity.  He was a member of St. Matthews by the Lake Lutheran Church in Gilbertsville, Kentucky.  While in Owensbora, Randy was an active volunteer in the Davies County Select Soccer program and U.S. Swimming, serving on boards for both organizations.  he served as the swim team coach at Daviess County High School, volunterring his time and talent and subsequently winning Kentucky Regional High School Coach of the year.  Randy loved to cook and over the years won several ribbons and trophies for his outstanding barbecue.  After moving to Kentucky Lake, Rancy spent much of his free time on his boat and dock, fishing, entertaining friends and hiking through the woods to photograph wildlife.  He was also an avid runner, competing in several marathons, including two Boston marathons.  Most recently, Randy became a proficient wood turner, and traveled to many classes and demonstrations to hone his art.  Randy was employed by British Petroleum Gas and for 30 years and was a much loved and respected member of the gas industry, well known for his honesty and integrity.  He served as a tireless volunteer in Louisiana during the Gulf oil spill.  Randy is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years, Shannon (Morrison) Erickson; son Brad Erickson; daughter Emily (JP) Feighery; mother Carole Erickson Landon; brothers Richard Erickson and Robert (Laura) Erickson; brother-in-law, Dana (Diane) Morrison; nephews Erick Erickson, Patrick Erickson, Robert Erickson, Nate Morrison and Andrew Morrison; and great-nephew Brantley Erickson.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.  Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. with prayers and a time of sharing at 7:00 p.m. and after Noon on Thursday until time of service.  Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to CASA of Ohio Valley or the Make a Wish Foundation.

Robert Samuel Spallina Jr., June 10, 2007, age 50, late of Orland Park, beloved son of Robert S. Sr. and Josephine Lenti Spallina of Homewood; dear brother of Susan A. (Nicholas Treantafeles) Spallina of Homer Glen and Marc J. Spallina of Chicago. Resting at the Tews Funeral Home, 18230 S. Dixie Hwy., Homewood Thursday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral Friday 8:45 a.m. to St. Joseph Church, 179th St. & Dixie Hwy. Homewood. Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip. Memorials to Leukemia Research Foundation, 2700 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, IL 60026-8021, would be appreciated. 708-798-5300. Published in Chicago Tribune on June 13, 2007

Rodney Cann, Jun 3, 1957 – 18 Feb 1997, OH.
age 39, a pharmacist in Elmhurst, died Tuesday in St. James Hospital, Chicago Heights from an aneurysm. Mr. Cann died after being admitted to the hospital with headache pain. He worked as a home health-care pharmacist for Caremark International. He is survived by his wife, Teresa; two sons, Brynden and Corey; his parents, Robert and Lillian; two sisters, Robin and Teri; and two brothers. Visitation will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Tews Funeral Home, 18230 S. Dixie Highway, Homewood, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. Posted in the Chicago Tribune February 20, 1997.

Ronald L. Spiwak, Apl 12, 1957 – Sep 23,1992 San Diego, CA.

Scott W. Larson, Apr 20, 1957 – Oct 1, 1988, San Francisco, CA.

Shelly Creinin, Oct 7, 1957 – Nov 14, 1996, McHenry, IL.
Encephalitis Shelley contracted Encephalitis in 1979, and shortly thereafter became comatose. Her family moved her into a 24 hour convalescent care center when it became apparent that she would not recover. She remained in a comatose state until she passed away.

Michelle “Shelley”  A. Purcell-Mays   Age 57, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014 at VNA Hospice in Valparaiso. She was born on December 15, 1956 in Davenport, Iowa to the late, William and Vivian (nee Ehrecke) Purcell. She worked as a cafeteria aid at John Wood Elementary in Merrillville. She enjoyed spending her time with her grandson and relaxing in the pool. Michelle was a devoted wife, a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She is survived by her husband; Mark Mays of Hobart; Michael (Adair Coventry) Mays of Hobart; daughter, Megan Mays of Hobart; grandson, Alexander Mays; two brothers, Timothy (Leslie) Purcell of Texas, Terry (Mindy) Purcell of Illinois; two sisters, Mary Beth (John) Keener of Illinois, Trish (Bob) Seymour of Ohio; numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; father-in-law, Layne Mays and mother-in-law, Betty Mays. In lieu of flowers donations to the Horton VNA Hospice in Valparaiso would be preferred. A memorial visitation for Michelle will be held Friday, February 21, 2014 from 4:00-8:00 pm at Rees Funeral Home, 600 West Old Ridge Road, Hobart, Indiana, 46342. http://www.reesfuneralhomes.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2420894&fh_id=12324

Stephen Paul Goldschmidt dates unknown

Steve Bruce Cohen  November 14, 1957, June 10, 2001, 43 years, IL, 60425

Thomas Richard Jensen, Jun 26, 1957 – June 20, 2008
age 50, of Cape Girardeau died at his home. He was born in Evergreen Park, Ill., son of Howard Richard and Lenore Mary Scheid Jensen.  Thomas Jensen was a graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, Ill. He was pursuing a degree in nursing at Southeast Missouri State University.  He had been a paramedic with a private ambulance company.  Survivors include his parents of Somonauk, Ill.; a son, Eric Jensen of Elgin, Ill.; a daughter, Lynnea Jensen of West Chicago; and a sister, Lore Norberg of Downers Grove, Ill.  The funeral was Friday at St. Paul Community Church in Homewood, Ill., with the Rev. George Hartzog officiating. Burial was in Beverly Cemetery in Blue Island, Ill. Announcement courtesy of Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson. (stroke or heart attack).

Thomas G. McKenna, Mar 5, 1957 – May 22, 2003,
age 46, of Manhattan, IL, formerly of Homewood. Beloved husband of Cheri McKenna nee Eckstein. Loving father of Tommy, Kyle and Tyler. Dear son of Ann and the late Thomas G. McKenna Sr. Brother of Margaret Meg Murray, Paul [Denise] McKenna and Michael [Kris] McKenna. Son-in-law of Patricia and Michael Eckstein. Brother-in-law of Jill [Jim] Matosky. Fond uncle of Keith, Timothy, Michelle, Jonathan, Gabrielle, Jimmy and Mandy. Dear nephew and cousin. Proud Coach of many. Owner of McKennas Painting and Decorating. Funeral Service Tuesday May 27, 9:15am at Ryan Funeral Home 18022 Dixie Highway Homewood to St. Joseph Church Mass 9:30am. Visitation Monday 4-8pm. Interment Holy Sepulchre. In Lieu of flowers, memorials to Thomas McKenna Cancer Fund. Funeral info 708-798-0331 Published in SouthtownStar on May 25, 2003

Thomas P. Harper, Dec 13, 1955 – Dec 20, 2000,
age 45, late of Frankfort, beloved husband of Karen, nee Lindner; loving father ofWilliam, Karlee, Allie, Jack and Julie; dear son of Mary and the late John W.Harper; brother of John (Rachel), Kathy (Timothy) Mulcahy, Michael (Janet),Mary (Jack) Wright, Anne (John) Mancini, Joseph (Lucy), Gregory (Cynthia) andTherese O’Donnell; fond son-in-law of William and Berni Lindner; dearbrother-in-law of Deborah (Ken) Opyt; loving uncle;and nephew of many. Member of Pipefitters Local 597. Visitation 2 to 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 22 at Ryan Funeral Home, 18022 Dixie Highway Homewood. Funeral Mass andInterment private. Memorials to Northwestern Hospital Cardiac Intensive CareUnit. 708-798-0331.http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2000-12-21/news/0012210087_1_dear-mary-william
>> I believe he was HF Class of 1974, but may have graduated in 1975

Valerie M. Phillips Parisi, Aug 13, 1957 – Jan 21, 2005, Seattle, WA.
Val was a Hawaiian Massage therapist, an avid believer in the Native American ways. She is survived by her daughter, Angela, two brothers and two sisters. (cancer)

Alex Legault
Alan David Kawaters
Allan Kraus
Ann Elizabeth Wallyn
Barbara Ann Freese
Barbara L. Pitzele
Brian Aigner
Brian E. Monaghan
Brian Zavell
Carl Webb
Carol Carson-Bannon
Carol L. Gabbert
Caroline McKechnie-Gilpin
Christine “Chris” Koska
Cindy D. Jaffe
Dana Beth Rose Bennett Litsinger
Daniel Edward Biederman
David Mark Powers
Edward A. Erickson
Emerson David Caress III
Erik L. Nielsen
Frank William Magliacani
James “Jim” Rouda
James “Jim” Thomas Barry
James “Jim” R. Colbrese
James “Jim” Patrick Hanrahan
James “Jim” Irwin
Jamie A. Kunst
Janice M. Martz-Campbell
Joanie Taylor
John Prophet Baxter II
John R. Maloney
John Edward Ryan
Joseph J Malecki
Julie Berry-Umbrach
Kenneth Roger Holch
Kenneth Ufer
Kent P. Laven
Kimberly Anne Meyers-Kissack
Marcy Renee Perlman
Mark A. Coleman
Mark Gordon Hilley
Mark Thomas Andrews
Mary Kenniasty
Michael A. Mitchell
Michael Edward Grotzke
Murray Fred Kaplan
Nancy Lindquist
Neil Philip Saxner
Paul R. Baird
Paul A. Davis
“Peggy” Margaret Kabbes-Norgren
Randell H. Johnson
Randolph Erickson
Robert S. Spallina
Rodney Cann
Ronald Leigh Spiwak
Scott W. Larson
Shelly Iris Creinin
“Shelley”  Michelle A. Purcell-Mays
Steve Bruce Cohen
Stephen Paul Goldschmidt
Stephen Ward Brown
Thomas G. McKenna
Thomas Richard Jensen
Valerie M. Phillips-Korjenks

Deceased Total: 65

If you have further information regarding one of our classmates, please email HomewoodFlossmoor1975@yahoo.com

3 thoughts on “In Memory

  1. Katie lesh Rossi November 5, 2014 at 11:51 pm Reply

    I did not know that a dear family friend Peggy Kabbes had died! its such a shame Our parents were very good friends.So sad !

  2. Sheryl Hybert August 26, 2015 at 12:20 am Reply

    Very moving to see the photos and remember so many who have now passed. I wish their families peace and hope they are resting in peace themselves. There are many on that list I have known, some for years. Brought tears to my eyes.

  3. Diane Brown Jensen September 1, 2015 at 2:30 am Reply

    Steven Ward Brown not Stephen

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