Monthly Archives: August 2013

Kathleen “Kathy” M. Dawe

Kathleen “Kathy” M. Dawe, age 58, resident of Round Lake for 15 years, passed away at home on Fri. Aug. 30, 2013.  She was born in Oak Park on May 9, 1955 to the now late Nicholas and Marion {nee Wolff}.  The dear sister of Gerald Dawe; and fond aunt and cousin of many.  Her siblings, Michael, Thomas, and Margaret “Peggy” preceded her in death.  Friends of the family may join them for a memorial visitation at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030 on Thu. Sep. 5, 2013 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.  Inurnment will be held privately.  Please call (847) 233-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org for information.

Charles Domain

Charles H. Domain, a resident of Lindenhurst and formerly of Chicago, passed away Thursday August 29, 2013 at the age of 93. He was born November 18, 1919 in Chicago, IL to Henry and Anna Domain. Charles enjoyed fishing and watching football. Charles is survived by his niece Linda Hill, his great-niece Cheryl (Kevin) Carter, his great-nephew Paul (Giulia) Hill, his great-great-nephew Anthony Hill, and his great-great-nieces Victoria and Isabella Hill. He was preceded in death by his sister Pearl Ploeger, his niece Carol Ploeger and his brother-in-law Fred Ploeger. A chapel service will be held on Tuesday September 3, 2013 at 11:00am at Concordia Cemetery 7900 Madison St. Forest Park, IL. All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.

George Najarian

George Najarian, age 75, of Mundelein, formerly a long-time Lombard resident, passed away early Monday morning, Aug. 26, 2013 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.  He was born in Chicago on Nov. 5, 1937 to the now late Richard and Mary {nee Sarkisian} Najarian.  George worked for Jet LithoColor in Downer’s Grove for over 30 years, retiring in 2009.  He was an active member of the Mundelein Citizen’s Police Academy.  George was the beloved husband of 47 years to Darlene {nee Kasch}, whom he wed on June 25, 1966 in Freeport, IL;  loving father of David (Tammy) Najarian and Tim Najarian;  dear brother of Richard (the late Jean) Najarian and Rose Najarian.  Friends of the family may visit on Wed. Aug. 28, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030.  Visitation will continue on Thu. morning, from 11 a.m. until 12 noon at Lord of Glory Lutheran Church, 607 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030, with the funeral service commencing at 12 noon.  Interment will follow at Avon Centre Cemetery in Grayslake.  Memorial contributions may be made to Lord of Glory Lutheran Church, address above.  For information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Kevin Pomianek

Kevin E. Pomianek, a 30-year-old Mundelein resident, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Wed. Aug. 21, 2013.  He was born in Lake Forest on Feb. 4, 1983.  Kevin graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside with a dual Bachelor’s Degree in anthropology and sociology.  He was named in a Daily Herald article in 2008 featuring students graduating with honors.  Kevin had worked for CDW in Vernon Hills since 2011.  He was the beloved son of Eugene and Brenda {nee Tubbs} Pomianek; dear brother of Christopher Pomianek; cherished fiancée of Maria Pirita; adored grandson of “Gram” Dolores Pomianek; fond nephew of Ed (Mary) Pomianek, Sharon (Dave) Schultheis, Melinda (Al) Yary, Pearlie (Jimmy) Rogers, Rosemary (Tim) McMillan, and Bruce (Chris) Tubbs.  Friends of the family may visit on Mon. Aug. 26, 2013 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held privately.  For information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

 

Ronald Basar

Ronald J. Basar, age 63, of Grayslake, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at his home. He was born in Detroit, MI on March 28, 1950. The funeral service will be at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, August 24, 2013 at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 East Belvidere Road (Route 120), Grayslake, IL 60030, where there will be visitation from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be held privately. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Steven T. Carrier

Steven T. Carrier, PhD passed away on August 20, 2013 at Midwest Palliative and Hospice Care Center, Glenview Illinois.

He was born on November 8, 1938, in Havre, Montana, and graduated from Havre High School in 1957.  During high school he served in the United States Army Reserves.  Five days after graduating high school, he joined and served in the United States Marines for three years.  He then completed a four year apprenticeship receiving a Journeyman Electronics Mechanic Certificate from the Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, California.  During the Cuban Missile Crisis he volunteered in the United States Air Force Reserves for one year.

In 1967 he received a Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Mathematics from California State Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo, California.  In 1975 he received his Doctorate in Statistics from The Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

Steve’s professional affiliations included the American Statistical Association and The Texas A&M University Statistical Association

Steve’s fraternal memberships included Kappa Mu Epsilon, Phi Kappa Phi and Delta Phi Omega.

His career was spent in the Pharmaceutical Biostatistics and Drug Development Industry, retiring from Abbott Laboratories.

His hobby was designing and working with stained glass.  He enjoyed gardening, was a great cook and an avid book reader.  He was a loyal fan of the University of Parkside, Wisconsin girl’s soccer team, a Chicago White Sox fan, a Chicago Bears fan, enjoyed spending winters in Arizona, and traveling. His greatest pleasure was spending time with both his immediate and extended family and he cared greatly for everyone in his life.  Above all, he cherished the time spent with the family and was always present at every milestone and important events in their lives.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Carol (Nelson) and Andrew Carrier.

Steve is survived by his spouse, Mary Ann, the love of his life, and they spent many wonderful years together.  Loving father of Brenda (Claudio) Gratton and Jennifer (Ellis) Ahrens.  Cherished stepfather of Troy (Leslie) Pencak and Dawn (Lee) Larson; caring brothers Rod (Sharon) and John (Terry) Carrier; grandchildren Taylor, Peyton, Elena and Paolo,  grandchildren by heart, Nathan, Adam and Rachael, step-grandchildren Samantha (Frank) Sammartino and Zach Klocek,  and many other relatives and friends.

A tribute to the memory of Steven T. Carrier will be held on Sun. Aug. 25, 2013 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030, with memorial visitation from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and the memorial service commencing at 5 p.m.  Inurnment will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to Midwest Palliative and Hospice Care Center, 2050 Claire Ct., Glenview, IL 60025.  For information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

 

Roy Ebert

Roy Ebert, a Grayslake (Saddlebrook Farms) resident, passed away on Aug. 16, 2013.  He was born in Chicago on Mar. 21, 1926. Roy was a wonderful man, dedicated husband, caring father, expert humorist, and one-of-a-kind guy’s guy and mechanic.  He always had a big smile on his face, never sweated the small stuff, and seemed to always appreciate the little things in life.  Roy was a devout Catholic since converting for his marriage to Irene {nee Kawa} Ebert, his first wife of 61 years, now deceased.  Roy’s passion and profession was automobiles.  He began tinkering with cars in the alley behind the family’s apartment building before he could drive.  He spent his whole life fixing, collecting and selling cars, and building auto body repair businesses in Chicago, Niles, and Evanston.  He proudly claimed that his former star, Lehigh Auto Body, is still a successful business today.  He saved many old cars and parts from the junkyard.  He was also an avid gardener, perpetually planting, watering, trimming, and tearing out his landscaping.  He was fortunate enough to check off most of the things on his bucket list including establishing a winter home in Florida and moving into a new home for him and his wife Audrey {nee Kraft and Healy} who he married on Mar. 21, 2009, and completing an addition on his building to store his extensive junk collection.  He touched all the lives of the people he knew in very special ways.  Also surviving Roy are his children Diane (Terry) Ebert-May, David Ebert, Darrell (Linda) Ebert, and Darlene (Tom Bangert) Ebert; his four grandchildren Kathryn (Jon) Weins, Ann (Tim) Warner, Amy Ebert, and David May; and two great-grandchildren Paige and Ryan Warner.  He will be missed by all who knew him.  Friends of the family may join them for memorial visitation on Thu. Aug. 22, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary of the Annunciation, 22333 W. Erhart Rd. Mundelein (Fremont Twp.), IL 60060, with Memorial Mass commencing at 10:30 a.m.  Inurnment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, http://www.stjude.org/, would be appreciated.  Arrangements were entrusted to STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM in Grayslake, IL 60030.  (847) 223-8122 or visit http://www.strangfuneral.org/.

Biagio Ferrantelli

Biagio Ferrantelli, age 74, of Gurnee, passed away at home Sat. afternoon, Aug. 10, 2013.  Born in Burgio, Sicily on Mar. 16, 1939.  Retired owner/operator of Lakeshore Flower Shop on 3140 N. Broadway.   Beloved husband of 42 years to Rosemary, whom he wed on Sep. 11, 1971.  Visitation at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030 on Tues. Aug. 13, 2013 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.  Funeral Mass commences at 10 a.m. on Wed. Aug. 14, 2013 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6401 Gages Lake Road, Gurnee, IL 60031.  Interment will follow at St. Adalbert Cemetery in Niles.  (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Thomas S. “Tommy” Smith

Thomas S. “Tommy” Smith, a 71 year old Round Lake resident, passed away Wednesday evening, August 7, 2013.  He was born in Hazard, KY on December 15, 1941.  He retired in April of this year from Foulds, Inc. of Libertyville, IL after 51 years of service.  Tommy was the beloved husband of 49 years to Janice Smith; the loving father of Steve, Thomas “Tommy Joe” and Brian Smith and dear grandfather of Bryce, Alec, Robin, Willow, Shade, Trevor and Jocelyn.  Friends of the family may visit on Friday, August 9, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  The funeral service will commence at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 10, 2013, also at Strang Funeral Chapel.  Interment will follow at Avon Centre Cemetery in Grayslake.  For further information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Jeanne C. Bock

Jeanne C. Bock, a 92-year-old Grayslake resident, formerly of Chicago, passed away Monday evening at The Willows in Vernon Hills.  She was born in E. St. Louis, IL on July 20, 1921 to the now late John and Fay {nee Mills} Crowl.  Jeanne retired from the Skokie Police Department in 1997.  She was the loving mother of Linda Knight and James Bock; beloved grandmother of Kevin (Ann) Knight, Jennifer (Ryan) Barrett, Brian (fiancée Jen Hoff) Knight, Tim (Kari) Knight, and Sarah Bock; adoring great-grandmother of Ava, Nathan, Elle, Hailie, and Trevor.  Her husband Robert W. Bock, Sr. and son Robert W. Bock, Jr. preceded her in death.  Friends of the family may visit at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030 on Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.  The funeral service will commence at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 9, 2013, also at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium.  Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines, reconvening at the cemetery office at 12:30, for escort to the committal chapel.  For further information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.