Edward B. Reamer
Edward B. Reamer, 69, of Orland Park, died April 28, 2008. He was a retired accounting clerk and an Army veteran. Arrangements are by Colonial Chapel, (708) 532-5400.
John Hamill, 81, of Orland Park, died April 27, 2008. He was a retired machinist for Ford Motor Co. Arrangements are by Thornridge Funeral Home, (708) 460-2300.
Anje 'Ann' Laninga
Anje "Ann" Laninga (nee DeHaan), 84, of Crestwood, died April 26, 2008. She was a homemaker. Arrangements are by Colonial Chapel, (708) 532-5400.
Daniel B. McGovern
Daniel B. McGovern, 64, of Chicago's Beverly community, died April 27, 2008. He was a retired Chicago police officer and an Army veteran. Arrangements are by Donnellan Funeral Home, (773) 238-0075.
Robert S. Shelven
Robert S. Shelven, 80, formerly of University Park, died April 27, 2008. He was an electrician. Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home in Sesser, Ill., (618) 724-1300.
Beverly Trautman (nee Krueger), 70, of Crestwood, died April 25, 2008. She was a retired administrative assistant at the University of Chicago Hospitals. Arrangements are by Becvar & Son Funeral Home, (708) 824-9000.
Jean Beyer, 79, formerly of Chicago Heights, died April 17, 2008. Arrangements are by Hirsch Funeral Home, (708) 672-7211.
Joan A. Burian
Joan A. Burian (nee Hutchinson), 74, of Palos Hills, died April 22, 2008. She was a homemaker. Arrangements are by Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, (708) 974-4410.
Virginia C. Marquardt
Virginia C. Marquardt, 74, of Richton Park, died April 21, 2008. She was a homemaker. Arrangements are by Lain-Sullivan Funeral Home & Crematory, (708) 747-3700.
Judge Thomas Carmody
Staff at the Cook County courthouse in Bridgeview were in shock Monday after the death of the building's third judge in a six-month period.
Presiding Judge Thomas F. Carmody Jr., who helped colleagues cope with the recent deaths of judges Jim Ryan and James O'Malley, suffered a massive heart attack while playing golf Sunday morning (April 20, 2008) at Gleneagles Country Club in Lemont on Sunday morning. He was 56.
The lifelong Evergreen Park resident's fellow judges praised him Monday for his skills on the bench as well as his administrative abilities, describing him as a friend and a devoted family man.
Circuit Court Chief Judge Timothy Evans, who appointed Carmody as Bridgeview's presiding judge in August 2006, said Carmody's "calm and thoughtful" approach overseeing thousands of cases had helped the Bridgeview courthouse negotiate a number of crises, including the deaths of Ryan and O'Malley.
"He kept things moving smoothly and made sure people's cases were kept on track," Evans said. "We were elected to the bench at the same time in 1992, and he was a good friend."
Circuit Judge David Sterba, who also worked closely with Carmody, said Carmody would be "terribly missed," adding, "He had many prestigious titles, but the one that meant the most to him was 'family man' - he was very proud of his wife and his children."
Carmody graduated from Chicago's John Marshall Law School in 1977 and worked as an assistant public defender for 17 years, rising to supervisory roles at the Markham and Bridgeview courthouses before being elected to the bench in 1992.
He oversaw felony cases - including several high-profile murder cases - before moving to the civil law division in 2000.
"He was always concerned that everybody who came to the court - whether it was a defendant, a victim, an attorney or a member of the public - felt that everything was done fairly," his brother, Matt Carmody, a former prosecutor, said. "It was important to him that everyone who came into that court felt like they were part of the justice system in their community."
"He was a community man through and through - his three sons and his daughter were educated at St. Bernadette School, (and) Brother Rice and Mother McAuley (high schools), and he was married to his wife, Linda, for 28 years," his brother said. "On the morning he died, he'd been to church at 7 a.m. before he went out to play in his golf league."
Visitation will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. Friday at St. Bernadette, 9311 S. Francisco Ave., Evergreen Park.
The funeral will be held at the church at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth.
The Rev. Joseph P. McGinnity
The Rev. Joseph P. McGinnity served as assistant pastor at parishes in Oak Lawn and Evergreen Park and taught Christian marriage classes at Brother Rice and Mother McAuley high schools.
The Rev. McGinnity died Friday (April 18, 2008) at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn from respiratory failure and complications from cancer. He was 77. He had been residing at the Bishop Timothy Lyne Residence for retired priests in Palos Park.
The Rev. McGinnity was ordained May 1, 1956, and the following Sunday he celebrated his first solemn Mass at the now-closed St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Chicago. On July 7 of that year, he was named assistant pastor of St. Linus Parish in Oak Lawn, where he remained until 1965.
In June 1974, the Rev. McGinnity became assistant pastor of Queen of Martyrs Parish in Evergreen Park, and two years later, he took the same position at St. Gerald Parish in Oak Lawn, serving until November 1981.
The Rev. McGinnity is survived by his brother, the Rev. Robert McGinnity.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. until noon Wednesday at St. Zachary Church, 567 W. Algonquin Road, Des Plaines, where the Rev. McGinnity was pastor for nearly 19 years.
Cardinal Francis George will celebrate a funeral Mass at noon Wednesday at St. Zachary. Burial will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.
Oscar Chavarria, 60 of Matteson, died April 21, 2008. He worked in the financial services industry. Arrangements are by Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, (708) 974-4410.
Frank J. Cirillo
Frank J. Cirillo, 82, of Chicago's Ashburn community, died April 20, 2008. He was a retired printer and an Army veteran of World War II. Arrangements are by Zimmerman and Sandeman Funeral Home, (708) 424-0340.
Rose H. Magiera
Rose H. Magiera, 86, of Bedford Park, died April 20, 2008. She was a homemaker. Arrangements are by Hills Funeral Home, (708) 598-5880.
Jose Angel Manriquez
Jose Angel Manriquez, 76, of Chicago Heights, died April 17, 2008. He worked in manufacturing. Arrangements are by Hirsch Funeral Home, (708) 748-8031.
Betty Joan Myers
Betty Joan Myers (nee Livingston), 79, formerly of Harvey, died April 18, 2008. She was a retired vice president of First National Bank in Harvey. Arrangements are by Myers Chapel of Memories in Lebanon, Ind., (765) 482-0620.
Johanna Tiggelaar, 80, of Bismarck, N.D., formerly of Alsip, died April 18, 2008. She was a homemaker. Arrangements are by Colonial Chapel, (708) 532-5400.
James H. Wynn
James H. Wynn, 83, of Park Forest, died April 17, 2008. He was a retired personnel manager and an Army veteran. Arrangements are by Woods Funeral Home, (708) 755-2010.