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Date: Wednesday, 26 September 2012, at 2:22 p.m.

John B. Grabwoski of Palatine
A funeral Mass for John B. Grabowski, 70, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, at Our Lady of the Wayside Church, Arlington Heights.
Born Oct. 25, 1928, in Chicago, he died Friday, March 5, 1999, at Northwest Community Healthcare in Arlington Heights.
Entombment will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine.
He was the retired president of the Douglas Saving and Loan, having been employed with them for 35 years. Douglas Saving and Loan started in Chicago and moved to Arlington Heights in 1967. At the time of his retirement five years ago, they had offices in Arlington Heights and Rolling Meadows.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, past commander of the American Legion Post 600, member of the Merle Guild Post 208 and Arlington Heights VFW Post 981, and past president of the Arlington Heights Rotary Lunch Club, American Bar Association, Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce and Elk Club 2048 BPOE. He was also a member of the Polish Advocate Society and the Illinois Bar Association. He had a degree in business administration and law. After his retirement, he became a partner with the firm of Grabowski and Apostle and Associates.
Survivors include his wife, Dolores F. (nee Wojcik); sons, John L. (LeEtta) and Mark A. Grabowski; grandchildren, John R. and Nicholas Grabowski; sisters, Lillian (Stanley) Janiga and Regina Grabowski; mother-in-law, Sophie Wojcik; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Chester (Stella), Edward (Mary), Adam (Florence) and Jerome (Josephine) Grabowski.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today, at Meadows Funeral Home, 3615 Kirchoff Rd., Rolling Meadows.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or Masses are appreciated.
For information, (847) 253-0224.

Frank S. Hartley of Winfield
Prayers for Frank S. Hartley, 76, will be said at 9:30 a.m. Monday, at Williams Kampp Funeral Home, 430 E. Roosevelt Rd. (one block east of Naperville Rd.), Wheaton. Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, Winfield.
Mr. Hartley died Thursday, March 4, 1999, at home. Interment will be in Assumption Cemetery.
A 40-year resident of Winfield, he happily retired from Sears Roebuck Company after 40 years.
He was the beloved husband of Mae; loving father of Pamela (Wayne) Kowalczyk, Julianne Hartley and Stephen Hartley; dear grandfather of Michael and Daniel Kowalczyk; and fond brother of Kathleen Ward and the late Mary Sullivan and Dorothy Quinlan.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society, 999 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, are appreciated.
For information, (630) 668-0016.

Ralph F. Holtz Sr. of Cary
Services for Ralph F. Holtz Sr., 76, will begin with prayers at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Windridge Funeral Home, Ltd., 104 High Road, Cary, and continue with a funeral Mass at 10 a.m., at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Cary. The Rev. Donald Ahles will officiate.
Born Dec. 1, 1922 to Frank and Marie Holtz, he died Friday, March 5, 1999, at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood. Interment will be in Windridge Memorial Park.
A resident of Cary for 43 years, Mr. Holtz had been employed as a mechanical engineer for Aeroquip of Barrington prior to his retirement. A veteran, he had been awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
Survivors include his wife, Marietta Holtz (nee Williams) of Cary; sons, Ralph F. Holtz Jr. of Addison, James (Carole) Holtz of Bristol, Conn., Michael (Jacquelyn) Holtz of Cary and Christopher (Laura) Holtz of Henderson, Nev.; fond grandfather of nine; and great-grandfather of one. He was also the dear brother of Dorothy Cole of San Antonio, Texas, John (Jean) Holtz of Bloomington, Patricia (James) Bookout of Bloomington, Agnes (Robert) Schnupp of Phoenix, Ariz., Raymond Holtz of Bloomington, Paul (Marcella) Holtz of Cary, Irene (William) Rielly of Oakland, Calif., and Richard (Riena) Holtz of Addison; and fond uncle of many loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.
Memorials made to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.
For information, call toll free (800) 870-9648.

Benhart Johnson Jr. of Waukegan
Funeral services for Benhart Johnson Jr., 74, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, Ltd., 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake.
Born July 20, 1924, in Grand Rapids, Mich., he passed away Thursday, March 4, 1999, at Victory Hospital in Waukegan.
Interment will be in Avon Centre Cemetery, Grayslake.
He was a proud veteran of World War II, serving his country in the Navy from 1943 to 1949. He was a member of VFW Post #1293 of Waukegan, as well as the American Legion Post #0281 of Waukegan.
He is survived by his sisters, Genevieve (late Richard) McGreevy, Virginia `Terry' (late Harold) Vogt and Gloria Bertram; close friend, Rick Phillips; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends and family may visit from 10 a.m. until the time of services Monday, at the funeral chapel.
For information, (847) 223-8122.

Paul A. Jungels formerly of Naperville
Services for Paul A. Jungels, 31, of Aurora, will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, and continue with a Mass ofChristian Burial at 11 a.m., at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 26 N. Ellsworth, Naperville.
Born Aug. 29, 1967 in Naperville, he died Friday, March 5, 1999, at his home.
Interment will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Naperville.
Mr. Jungels was raised in Naperville and graduated from Sts. Peter and Paul Grade School and Naperville High School, where he was a member of the choir for all four years. A carpenter by trade, he was employed by Baumgartner Construction in Naperville for more than eight years and was most recently employed by R & M Construction. Among his special interests, he enjoyed fishing and bowling.
Survivors include his parents, Albert G. and Jeanine (nee Gross) Jungels of Naperville; brothers, Ronald E. Jungels of Naperville, Dennis J. Jungels of Naperville, Brian K. Jungels of Lyons and Rodney J. Jungels of Prairie Grove, Ark.; sisters, Linda K. Fagin of Evergreen Park, Lou Ann Atten of Aurora, Deborah J. Poncar of Bolingbrook and Diane L.
Ward of Shawnee Mission, Kan.; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Donald and Gerald Jungels.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mr. Jungels' name may be made to the Fox Valley Second Voice Club, 1690 Lily St., Aurora, IL 60505.
For information, (630) 355-0213.

Eleanor R. Kelton of Crystal Lake
A memorial service for Eleanor R. Kelton, 81, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Querhammer Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. The Rev. Kenneth Stoyer will officiate.
Born Dec. 28, 1917, in Chicago, to Frank J. and Victoria (nee Sczyspaink) Schaffer, she died Friday, March 5, 1999, at Fair Oaks Health Care Center, Crystal Lake.
Interment will be private.
Survivors include her son,David (Rosalie) Kelton of Roselle; sister, Norene V. Moskal; granddaughters, Vanessa and Allison; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank A. Kelton, whom she married Feb. 8, 1948, in Chicago; son, Michael David Kelton; and brother, Eugene Schaffer.
For information, (815) 459-1760.

Sue Ann Kinnamon of Barrington
A Mass of Christian Burial for Sue Ann Kinnamon (nee Miller), 57, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, at St. Anne Catholic Community, 120 N. Ela St., Barrington.
Father James Hurlbert will officiate.
Born Jan. 15, 1942, in Milwaukee, Wis., she passed away Friday, March 5, 1999, at Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Barrington.
Mrs. Kinnamon was an administrative assistant and corporate secretary at Kinnamon Accounting Service in Barrington. She was also a homemaker and lifelong member of St. Anne Catholic Church. In 1960, she graduated from Barrington High School along with her husband-to-be, Leigh, and in 1962 graduated from Moser Secretary School in Chicago. She then went on to work at Pure Oil Company and was assistant personnel director at Quaker Oats Company, prior to her marriage to Leigh Kinnamon on Sept. 26, 1964.
Sue Ann was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and was active in the community as a member ofthe Barrington Womens Club and Barrington Infant Welfare. She was an accomplished bridge player and enjoyed familyboating, reading and traveling.
Survivors include her husband, Leigh P. Kinnamon; children, Bret S. (Cynthia L.) Kinnamon of Island Lake and Dawn E. (Scott A.) Fulton of Waukegan; and grandchildren, Alexandria L. and Haley M. Kinnamon of Island Lake.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert B. and Esther E. Miller; and brothers, Richard W. and Albert H. Miller.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at Stirlen-Pieper & Davenport Funeral Home, 149 W. Main St. (Lake-Cook Rd.), Barrington.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 625 North Ct., Suite 280, Palatine, IL 60067-8162.
For information, (847) 381-3411.

Dorothy Koops
Services for Dorothy Koops, 78, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn.
The Rev. Monsignor Robert Hoffman, pastor of St. John Neumann Church in St. Charles, will officiate.
Born Dec. 26, 1920, in Aurora, to Lisle and Margaret (nee Walsh) Hawks, she passed away Wednesday, March 3, 1999.
Interment will be in East Batavia Cemetery, following the services.
Dorothy grew up in Batavia near what is now Fermi Lab. She attended a one-room schoolhouse and, following graduation from Madonna High School, she attended junior college where she studied business and secretarial skills.
She could type with amazing speed and remarkable accuracy, qualities which earned her a job at Belden Engineering in Batavia. Throughout the years, Dorothy's management skills helped her move through the ranks to become one of the senior officers of the company.
Her personal life was laced with tragic events which she survived with invisible strength that hid her pain from her daily world. Married first to Robert Pye in 1942, they were blessed with one daughter, Janet. Soon after Janet's birth, World War II took her father to sea with the Navy. He was bound for the Philippines when a typhoon struck the ship and Robert was lost. Ironically, as news of Robert's death reached Dorothy, she was herself trying to contact Robert by telegraph to tell him that their daughter had been stricken with pneumonia and died in Dorothy's arms. Years later, Dorothy married again and was due to deliver a son when a traumatic event left him stillborn. Time passed and, in the mid-1980s, retirement came with the burden of illness. But in those advancing years, Dorothy was blessed with the compassion of a priest whose visits to her home, and later to her nursing home, helped her to make peace with a life that was beyond understanding. So it was that when she passed away, she joined once more her beloved husband, Robert, and her two children in that place where every tear is wiped away and where the mystery of many dark nights is reconciled with eternal love and endless golden days.
In addition to several nieces and nephews, she issurvived by her brother-inlaw, `Bus' Merwyn Pye of Hot Springs, Ark.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, William Hawks; her two husbands; two children; and one brotherin-law.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.
For information, (630) 365-6414.

Anna LaRocco
Services for Anna LaRocco (nee Nardiello) will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, from the Original Rago Brothers Funeral Chapels, 7751 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, and continue with Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Julian Eymard Church, 601 W. Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove Village.
Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent LaRocco; loving mother of Dolores (William) Meale and Anita (the late Michael) Chiero; grandmother of Karen (Ralph) Kubek, Susan (Glen) Phelan, Michael Chiero, Ann Marie Chiero, Linda (Donald) Paxson, Vincent Chiero and David Schumann; and great-grandmother of Nicole, William, Jennifer, Jessica, Andrew, Gina, Jose, Chris and Adrian.
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted by the Little City Foundation, 1760 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL 60067, or by Vitas Hospice House, c/o Alexian Brothers Medical Center, 800 W. Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007.
For information, (773) 276-7800.

Oscar T. Larsen formerly of Des Plaines
Services for Oscar T. Larsen, 84, of Grand Rapids, Mich., formerly of Des Plaines and Twin Lakes, Wis., will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Oehler Funeral Home, 555 Lee St., Des Plaines.
Born Dec. 30, 1914, in South Dakota, he died Friday, March 5, 1999, in Grand Rapids. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Arlington Heights.
Prior to his retirement, Mr. Larsen had been employed by Eastman Kodak.
He was the beloved husband of the late Olga Larsen; loving father of Larry (Pat) Larsen of Grand Rapids, Rick (Pat) Larsen of Carmel, Iowa and Barbara (Jim) Peterson of Phoenix, Ariz.; proud grandfather of 12; and great-grandfather of seven.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials maybe made to the Indiana Children's Wish Fund in Indianapolis, Ind.
For information, (847) 824-5155.

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