Richard G. `Dick' Wilkins
Funeral services for Richard G. `Dick' Wilkins, 61, will begin at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 S. York Road (1/2 mile north of St. Charles Road), Elmhurst, and continue with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment will be in Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Hillside.
Mr. Wilkins was the owner of Don McAuliffe Buick and Mazda in Villa Park.
He was the beloved husband of Carol A. (nee Lockerbie); loving father of Donna, Thomas (Lauren) and Daniel (fiancee, Cara); proud grandfather of Samantha, Melissa and Abbey; dear brother of Robert (Dorothy) and Jay (Peggy); fond uncle of many nieces and nephews; and friend to many.
Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today, and from 8 a.m. until the time of services Thursday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception Grade School or the Ray Graham Association.
For information, (630) 832-0018.
Mary Edith Barthel of Arlington Heights
Services for Mary Edith Barthel, 76, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 333 W. Thomas, Arlington Heights. She will lie in state from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.
Born April 30, 1922, in Chicago, she died Monday, March 22, 1999, at the Lutheran Home for the Aged. Interment will be in Ridgewood Cemetery, Des Plaines.
Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Barthel had worked at Carson Pirie Scott & Company for 11 years as manager of the Men's Department and at Xerox for 11 years as a clerk. She was a charter member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), sang in the church choir and served the church in many other ways.
She was the beloved wife for 55 years of Joseph M. Barthel; loving mother of Kathleen A. (John) Johnston and Judith E. (Jack) Frost; cherished grandmother of Tobin, Elizabeth and Alison Johnston, and Jeffrey and Bethany Butler; beloved daughter of the late Louis J. and Alice Simmons; dear sister of the late Warner A. and Louis C. Knobe; and caring aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, at Meadows Funeral Home, 3615 Kirchoff Road, Rolling Meadows.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Christian Church or to the Alzheimer's Foundation.
Edward P. Bienke of Elk Grove Village
Prayers for Edward P. Bienke, 95, formerly of Chicago, will be said at 9:30 a.m. Friday, at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Rd. (three blocks south of Biesterfield Rd. ), Elk Grove Village. Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at Queen of the Rosary Church.
Born in Chicago, he died Wednesday, March 24, 1999, at home. Interment will be in St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles.
A 39-year resident of ElkGrove Village, he was a retired employee of Resurrection Hospital.
He was the husband of the late Clara S. (nee Lewinski); father of Jerry J.; brother of the late Casimir (Helen) Bienka, George (Frieda) Bienke and Frances Podgorski; and uncle and great-uncle of many.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral chapel.
For information, (847) 640-0566.
Robert Blockovich, 57, of Naperville, died Monday, March 22, 1999. Arrangements were made by Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, Lisle, (630) 964-9392.
Raymond J. Wagner, C. P. D.
Services for Sgt. Raymond J. Wagner, 66, of Chicago, will begin with prayers at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, and continue with Mass at 10 a.m., at St. Juliana Church.
Born Oct. 29, 1932, in Chicago, he died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at St. Francis Medical Center in Evanston. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines.
Sgt. Wagner was retired from the Chicago Police Department. A veteran, he had served in the 35th Air Police Squadron during the Korean War. Hewas a member of VFW Post 3579, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 and the Retired Police Sergeants Association.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Wagner (nee Pietrucha); son, John (Susan) Wagner; daughters, Laura (Bill) Gorski, Kathryn (Curtis) Meurer and Vicki (Joe) Giambrone; grandchildren, Jamie, Melissa, Thomas, Robyn, Amy, Jessica, Anna, Russell and Mary; brother, Frank (Irene) Wagner; sister, Dorothy (Jerry) Raul; and pet cat, Biffy.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.
Jerry P. Coppola of Roselle
Prayers for Jerry P. Coppola will be said at 9 a.m. Saturday, at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels, 450 W. Lake St. (3/4 mile west of Bloomingdale/Roselle Rd. ), Roselle. Mass willfollow at 10 a.m. at St. Walter Church. Interment will be in Maryhill Cemetery, Niles.
Mr. Coppola, a veteran of World War II, was a member of Park Ridge VFW 3579, Italian War Veterans Post 5, Plumbers Union Local 130 and Engineers Union Local 150. He was a retired plumbing inspector for the City of Chicago.
He was the beloved husband of Mildred G. (nee Carsten); devoted father of Jennifer (Thomas) Mitropoulos, Peter (Anne), Caryn (Bruce) Ropski and Connie Hacker; dear brother of Antoinette (late Mario) Santucci, Mary (John) Dellaria, Virginia (late George) Kasper, Pauline (late Joseph) DeRose, Caroline (late Asa) Chandler, Mildred (Richard) Rawski, Margaret and the late Patrick (Josephine) Coppola; fond grandfather of Elaine, Anthony, Jerry, Allan, Michael, Elizabeth, Jennifer, Patricia, Bradley and Nicholas; and brother-in-law of Dorothy (Edward) Farnsworth.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today and Friday, at the funeral chapel.
Joseph E. Cunningham Jr. of Roselle
Services for Joseph E. Cunningham Jr. will begin at 9 a.m. Friday, at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels, 450 W. Lake St. (3/4 mile west of Bloomingdale/Roselle Road), Roselle, with chapel services at 10 a.m. Interment will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine.
Mr. Cunningham was the owner of Cunningham Security Systems. He was the past president of the Illinois Electronic Security Association for several years, an instructor in the National Alarm Training Program and instrumental in the developmentof the Illinois Alarm Licensing Act. Mr. Cunningham was also a veteran, having served during the Korean War.
He was the beloved husband of Joan Cunningham (nee Pero); devoted father of Karen (Charles) Nudelman, Kirk (Linda) Cunningham and Joseph Cunningham III; loving son-in-law of Virginia Pero; and fond grandfather of Lisa, James and SarahNudelman, and Ashley, Decker, Joseph and JoAnn Cunningham.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alexian Brothers Hospice Program would be appreciated.
Timothy C. Daley of Palatine
A memorial service for Tim Daley, 44, will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 27, at Glueckert Funeral Home, 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights. Visitation will precede the service from 10 to 11 a.m.
Born Dec. 5, 1954, in Chicago, he passed away Friday, March 19, 1999, at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington.
He was the beloved brother of Maureen (Keith) Madelung; dear nephew of Arleen (the late Tony) Kaitschuck and Marjorie (Lennart) Lindstrom; and fond cousin of Sue (Lenny) Lachapelle, Diane Ford and Kris (Ed) Milhousen. He also leaves many loving friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Timothy and Lorraine Daley; and his grandparents, Carl and Margaret Ladendorf.
Memorials to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Edward Demith of Wildwood
A Mass of Christian Burial for Edward Demith, 75, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, at St. Gilbert's Church in Grayslake.
Born in Chicago, he passed away Tuesday, March 23, 1999, in Florida. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Libertyville.
A resident of Wildwood since 1952, Mr. Demith was the founder of the Wildwood Teens Club, a founding leader of Drum Corps International and a member of the Knights of Columbus through St. Gilbert's Church. He served his country proudly during World War II in the Army and received the Bronze Star. He was also an active member of Round Lake American Legion Post 1170.
Survivors include his children, Dennis (Sandy) Demith, Janet (Richard) Bell, Linnet (James) Miller, and Mark (Kathy) Demith; grandchildren, Michelle, Colleen, Heather, Eric, Aaron, Ryan, Angie, Jason, Amanda, Janet and Karen; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Demith, who passed away in January of this year.
Friends and family may visit from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Ltd., 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake.
William C. Doster, 78, of Lisle, died Tuesday, March 23, 1999. Arrangements were made by Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, Lisle, (630) 964-9392.
William `Bill' Clark Doster of Lisle
Services for William `Bill' Clark Doster, 78, will be heldat 10 a.m. Friday, at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, Route 53 and Short Street, Lisle. Interment will be in Newman Cemetery, Newman, Ill.
Dr. Doster was involved in English language education for more than 40 years.
For the last 28 years he held a position at the College of DuPage and he was also a major author of college English textbooks.
Among his other interests, Dr. Doster had been a member of the Glen Ellyn Kiwanis for more than 25 years.
He was the beloved husband of Jeanette Doster (nee Brazzeal); loving father of Sandra D. (Edwin) Via and Deborah (Steven) Wiese; loving grandfather of Eric Stanley and Phillip Clark Lawson, and Scott Steven and Matthew Aaron Wiese; lovinggreat-grandfather of Emily Grace and Paige Elizabeth Lawson; and fond friend to many.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, and from 8:30 a.m. until the time of services at 10 a.m. Friday, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the William C. Doster Scholarship Fund, College of DuPage Foundation, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137.
Dennis J. `Denny' Ellithorpe of Lisle
A memorial visitation for Dennis J. `Denny' Ellithorpe, 59, will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. today, at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville.
Born Feb. 29, 1940, in Wayne, Neb., he died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at Edward Hospital, Naperville. Interment will be private.
Mr. Ellithorpe had lived in Lisle since 1968. He attended the University of Nebraska where he was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He graduated in 1961, receiving his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering.
He served in the Air Force from 1963 until his retirement at the rank of colonel in 1992, and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Among his achievements during his military career, he received the Distinguished Service Medal and seven Air Medals. Mr. Ellithorpe later worked as a captain for American Airlines and was a financial adviser for Pritchard, Hubble & Herr since 1996. He was a member and former O'Hare chairman of the Allied Pilots Association and a member of Silver Stripes and Grey Eagles. Among his other activities, he was an avid golfer, tennis player, and traveler. He will be especially remembered as a dedicated family man.
Survivors include his wife, Maggie Ellithorpe of Naperville, whom he married in 1962; daughter, Lisa (Van) Hutcherson of Hinsdale; son, Jeff (Ingrid) Ellithorpe of Hinsdale; grandchildren, Alec and Grant Hutcherson and Anna Margaret Ellithorpe; mother, Faye Livingston of Memphis, Tenn.; mother-inlaw, Doris McLaughlin of Lisle; and brother, Jack (Linda) Ellithorpe of Plainview, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Naperville Education Foundation, District 203 Administrative Center, 203 W. Hillside Road, Naperville, IL 60540, or to the MakeA-Wish Foundation, 640 N. LaSalle, Suite 280, Chicago, IL 60610.
Lorraine I. Furmanski of Schaumburg
Visitation for Lorraine I. Furmanski will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today, at Martin Funeral Home, 333 S. Roselle Road, Roselle.
Born Feb. 26, 1937, she died Saturday, March 20, 1999.
She is survived by her husband, George Robles; sister, Cheri; children, Bonnie, Lori, Phil (Tammy), Paul (Kathy) and Ron; grandchildren, Mallory, Stacy and Nicole; nieces and nephews, Doreen, Chuck, Bob, Nancy and Becky; her Aunt Esther and Uncle Hank; and her Aunt Shirley and Uncle Abe.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society or to Alexian Brothers Hospice House.