Rosemary R. Thomas, age 86, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015, at Journey Care Hospice Facility, in Woodstock. She was born in Chisholm, MN on December 2, 1928. She was raised in Hibbing, and moved to Chicago in 1946. Rosemary moved to Round Lake Beach in 1969. She loved quilting, sewing, and traveling with her husband in their motor home. Rosemary is survived by her children, Marina (Bill), Christina, Jim (Lori), Joseph C., Linda, Larry, and James Russell; ten grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albin and Mary Zalokar, her husband Joseph William “Bill”, her son John, her brothers, Albin and Edward, and her sister Francis Ranger. A visitation is scheduled for Friday, December 11, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. The funeral service will be held privately at Ascension Catholic Cemetery 1920 Buckley Rd. Libertyville, IL. Interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, masses would be appreciated. For more information please log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.
Mark R. Jones, 50, a resident of Mundelein, IL, passed away November 24, 2015. He was born January 1, 1965 in Woodstock, IL to Ronald and Judy Jones. Mark loved trains, being on the water, and spending time with his grandchildren. Mark is survived by his wife of 29 years, Sallie, his parents Ronald and Judy Jones, his daughters Brigette Harrison and Melissa (Alan) Lenczycki, his grandchildren Ruth and Margaret Harrison and Mark, Gene, and Kent Lenczycki, and his siblings Todd Jones and Cary Jones. A visitation is scheduled for Monday, November 30, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. The interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, the family requests all donations be made to https://www.gofundme.com/supportformjones. For more information please log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.
Angeline R. Sugrue, age 94, passed away Monday, November 23, 2015, at ManorCare in Northbrook. She was born in Chicago on August 1, 1921. Angeline moved to Cedar Village in Round Lake Beach over 30 years ago and, most recently, resided at ManorCare in Northbrook. Ange loved bowling, cards and bingo. She was known as the bead lady of ManorCare making hundreds of bracelets and necklaces. Angeline is survived by her children, Terrance (Darlene), Patricia (Paul), and Timothy (Kimberly); eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Lee and Steve. She was preceded in death by her parents, Stephen and Julia Wanderski and by her husband, Vincent. A visitation is scheduled for Friday, November 27, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. A funeral service will follow at 8:00 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Interment is scheduled for Saturday, November 28, 2015 meeting at the office at 10:30 a.m. at Maryhill Cemetery, 8600 North Milwaukee Ave. in Niles. For more information please log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122. In lieu of flowers, masses would be appreciated.
JoAnn Sweeney PhD, passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2015 from complications of heart disease and cancer JoAnn was 83. JoAnn was born on August 18, 1932 to Clair and Margaret Sweeney (nee Sargent) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. JoAnn graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a BA in Latin studies. She furthered her education and received a Master’s Degree from the University of South Dakota. She also received a Master’s of Library Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. JoAnn taught Latin at North Chicago High School and went on to Loyola University to teach Greek classics to graduate students. It was at Loyola University JoAnn received her PhD, Doctor of Philosophy, Greek classics. JoAnn traveled the world to fulfill her classical studies by attending schools in Rome, Italy, and Barcelona, Spain. Survivors include her sister Kathleen Sweeney of Grayslake, Ill. JoAnn was preceded in death by her aforementioned parents, and her grandmother Mary Kelley. Many Friends and family will miss her. Funeral arrangements are private. All funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Strang Funeral Chapel 410 E Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, Il, 60030 for more information please call 847-223-8122. Donations may be given to The Red Team at Advocate Hospice Lake Zurich, 365 Surryse Road, Suite 120, Lake Zurich, Il 60047.
Mary Malley Toussaint, 101 ½ years young, of Lindenhurst, IL, formerly of Skokie, IL, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at Victory Lakes Continuing Care Center. She was born on May 2, 1914, in Ithaca, New York, to Austin and Helen Malley. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Norbert. She was the loving mother of Mary Diane Simpson, Patricia Varco, Jeanne (John) Goshgarian, Norbert (Karen Brungard) Toussaint, Sharon (Daniel) McCarthy, and Valerie (Joseph) Nathan. She was the cherished grandmother of Daniel (Anna) Simpson, Michael (Stephanie) Simpson, Marie (Tommy Kaschke) Varco, Michael Varco, Valerie Varco, Diana Varco, Andrew Goshgarian, Anne Marie (Graham Kolb) Goshgarian, Gerard Goshgarian, Laura (Justin Hong) Goshgarian, Brian (Neha Kumar) Toussaint, Rebecca (Adam) Lowenstein, Adele (Hunter Stuart) Nathan, Joanne (Andrew Denenberg) Nathan. She was the precious great-grandmother of Eloise Simpson, Charles Simpson, Joseph Kaschke-Varco, Wesley Simpson, and Nathan Lowenstein. She is also survived by a large loving family of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Mary was a proud graduate of Cornell University and held a Masters degree from Pennsylvania State University. She had a successful career with the American Dairy Council providing nutritional programs for children in the Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. While raising her large family, she was an active volunteer with the Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, her Catholic parishes, and all her children’s schools. Mary was a consummate traveler. She and her husband instilled a love of travel in their children as they crossed the country on long road trips. In her later years, she enjoyed cruises and European trips with her cousin Frances.
Mary spent the last fourteen years of her life as a resident of the Village of Victory Lakes. There she made many wonderful friends and enjoyed a wide variety of activities, including volunteering at B. J. Hooper School and at Allendale, serving as a member of the Residents’ Council, playing bridge, and singing with the Vocaleers.
Funeral services are planned for Monday, November 23, at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 6401 Gages Lake Road, in Gurnee, with a gathering at 9:30 am and Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am. This will be followed by interment at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Franciscan Communities’ Helping Hands Program or the charity of your choice.
Audrey F. Haywood, 80, a resident of Lake Villa, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2015 in Libertyville, IL. She was born June 29, 1935 in Chicago, IL to Edward and Eleanor Humble. Audrey is survived by her daughter Edie (Chris) Grammer, her grandchildren Mariah Hanna and Matthew Hanna, and her sister Kathleen Mirandi. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Ronald Humble, and her sister Darlene Nielsen. A memorial visitation is scheduled for Saturday, November 28, 2015 from 1:00pm until 2:00pm with a memorial service commencing at 2:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. For more information please call (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.
Patricia Joan Raia, age 77, a resident of Lake Villa, passed away Monday, November 16, 2015 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She was on May 7, 1938 in Chicago to Henry and Sophie (nee Beller) Schneider. She was a parishioner at St. Gilberts Church. Patricia enjoyed shopping, gardening and life. But, she really loved spending time with friends and family. Survivors include her husband, John, whom she married 58 years ago on April 28, 1957 in Chicago; her children, Michelle (Brian) Curtin of Lake Villa and John (Barb) of Wildwood. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Robert. All services were held privately and arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. Memorial contributions may be made in Patricia’s name to Easter Seals or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.
Edward J. Sychta, 92, a resident of Grayslake, IL passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Saturday, November 14, 2015 at his home in Grayslake. He was born July 9, 1923 in Chicago to Joseph and Lottie (nee: Urbanski) Sychta. Edward was a World War II veteran. He was a long standing President of the Vernon Hills Seniors Organization, he enjoyed the casino, but most of all he loved all of the family gatherings and being with his family. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Victoria, whom he wed on January 28, 1950 in Chicago, his children Susan (Martin) Gallegos-Sychta of Berwyn, Margaret (Kimbrough) Clarke of Lake Villa, Mercedes (Jerome) Balcer of Palatine, and James (Sharon) Sychta of Batavia, his grandchildren Nina (Alex) Larson, Scott, Madeline, Cassandra, Claire, and Trevor, and his one great-grandson Colton. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Steve, and his sister Bernice. A visitation is scheduled for Monday, November 16, 2015 from 3:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. A funeral mass is scheduled for Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 10:00am at St. Mary of Vernon Hills 236 US Highway 45 Vernon Hills, IL. Interment will follow at Maryhill Cemetery in Niles, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.
Suryakanta S. Trivedi, 86, a resident of Wadsworth, IL passed away Friday, November 12, 2015 at her home. She was born May 13, 1929 in India to Ambalal and Manekben Trivedi. A funeral service and visitation is scheduled for Sunday, November 15, 2015 from 12:00pm until 2:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.