Obituaries

Bernard R. Slesnick

Bernard Robert Slesnick, 88, a resident of Grayslake and formerly of Cleveland, OH and Greenville, PA, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL.  He was born January 26, 1929 in Greenville, PA.  Bernard is survived by his wife Barbara Horn-Slesnick, whom he wed on July 26, 1953, his son Steven (Susan) Slesnick, his daughter Shari (Guisseppe) Slesnick, his son Ronald (Vicki) Slesnick, his 7 grandchildren, and his 8 great-grandchildren.  A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 2:00pm until 3:00pm with the funeral service commencing at 3:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held at a later date at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL.  Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation 205 N Michigan Ave Suite 2530, Chicago, IL 60601.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org. 

Patricia “Pat” O’Malley

Patricia “Pat” O’Malley, age 76, formally of Gurnee passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017 in Arlington Heights, Il. She was born on August 22, 1941in Utica, NY to Dan and Peggy Sinnott. She lived in Northern Lake County for almost 50 years. She made many friends and had many wonderful experiences in that time. She taught high school English at North Chicago High School and also was a Human Resources Specialist at Mathews Employment. She than became the director of Human Resources at First National Bank of Lake Forest. Later, she worked in direct sales for a warehouse club in Gurnee. Next to her daughters, she loved her cat, Roxey. She enjoyed traveling, especially to Hallandale, Fl and Key West. One would always see Pat with a book in her hand and a crossword puzzle in on her lap.
She is survived by her daughters, Bridget (Rich) Heathfield of Chicago and Erin (John) Zasadil of Grayslake; grandchildren, Olivia Zasadil and Sydney Heathfield. She is preceded in death by her husbands, Patrick O’Malley and Harry Doyle; and her sister, Tess Thompson.
A visitation is scheduled for Friday, December 15, 2017 from 4:00 pm until 6:00pm with the memorial service commencing at 6:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association. For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Gerald S. Baraksa

Gerald S. Baraksa, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017 as his home.  Friends of the family may visit on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org

 

Patricia Rebecca Hunt

Patricia Rebecca Hunt, age 58, a resident of Rolling Meadows, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at her home. She was born December 15, 1958 in Chicago, IL to Donald and Mary Hunt. Patricia was an active member of the Chicago Collation Against War and Racism, Chicago Area Peace Action, Northwest Peace and Education Project. She was the Co-Founder of the Chicago Chapter of Code Pink.
She is survived by her siblings, Don Hunt and Karen Pratcher; nieces and nephews, Rosine (Nick Ladewig) Hunt, Daniel Hunt, Peter (Elise Clock) Hunt, Niki (Jason) Briggs, KC (Chance Tucker) DeNeve and Joseph DeNeve; great nieces and nephews, Delilah, Kayla, Aven, Joe, Bradley, Paxton, Chase, Liliana, Avianna, and Mallory. She was preceded in death by her aunt, Rosine Orlando; and her parents.
Friends of the family may visit from 12pm until the time of the memorial service at 2pm on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family.  For information please call 847-223-8122 or log on to www.strangfuneral.org.

Jesus Amaro

Jesus Amaro, 72, a resident of Round Lake, passed away surrounded by his family and loved ones, Friday, December 1, 2017, at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL.  He was born May 15, 1945 in Monterrey, NL. Mexico to Florencio and Belen Amaro.  Jesus was devoted to his church and family.  He made an impact to all those that knew him and knew of him.  He loved a variety of music especially classical.  Jesus is survived by his wife of 43 years, Lillian, his children Marcela Amaro, Ezequiel (Janette) Amaro, and Daniel (Nora) Amaro, his grandchildren Alexander Silva, Julio Silva, Alex Acevedo-Amaro, Ayden Amaro, Mike Sanchez, and Lisette Sanchez, his great-grandchildren Joshua Silva and Madelyn Aguilar, his sister Rosa Maria Castañeda, his niece and nephews Claudia Esper, Pedro Castañeda, and Samuel Castañeda, and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Daniel and Manuel.  A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Friday, December 8, 2017 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm with the funeral service commencing at 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held privately.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org. 

Lucille C. Blasius

Lou was born on February 5, 1915 to Fred and Martha Wagner.  She passed on Monday, November 27, 2017 at her home in Grayslake as she wished.  Lou grew up on her parents’ farm on Peterson Rd. in what was then known as Fremont Center.  After her marriage to Louie Blasius in 1938, she moved to Grayslake where she lived for the rest of her life.  She was an active member of St. Gilbert Parish, belonged to numerous senior social clubs, and was always at the center of family gatherings.  Lou was a beloved wife, a devoted mother, a doting grandmother, a favorite aunt, and a trusted friend.  She will be missed.  Lou is survived by son Richard Blasius and wife Maureen Blasius (nee Gessert); son Robert Blasius; grandchildren Tom Blasius, Brad Blasius, Kathie Blasius, Kristi Blasius, and Kristi LeFevre; great-grandsons Tad and Nathan Blasius ; and  her sister Lillian Hertel of Grayslake. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53  years, Louis Blasius, daughter-in-law Susan Blasius (nee Behm), grand-children Mary and Timothy Blasius, brothers Fred Wagner, Robert Wagner, Frank “Chuck” Wagner, and Roy Wagner, and sisters Helen McGrath and Marie Knigge.  A visitation is scheduled for Thursday, November 30 from 4-8 PM at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake IL.  Mass of Christian Burial for Lucille C. Blasius will be held 10:00 AM Friday December 1 at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 East Belvidere Rd. Grayslake IL.  Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery of Fremont Center 22333 W. Erhart Rd. Mundelein, IL.  For more information please call (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

 

Jack C. Kasper

Jack Charles Kasper, 63, a resident of Grayslake passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017 at his home.  He was born June 6, 1954 in Chicago, IL to Ronald and Elaine Kasper.  Jack is survived by his wife of 35 years, Barbara, whom he married on June 5, 1982 at Prince of Peace.  He is further survived by his children Lauren Kasper and Deborah (Shaun) Kincaid; his grandchildren Jaidyn, Shaun Jr., and Elijah Kincaid.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  Friends of the family may visit at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  The visitation will continue in the morning from 9:00am until 9:45am at the funeral chapel before the mass. The funeral mass is scheduled for Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL. Interment will be held privately.  For further information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Beverly A. Cianciola

Beverly Ann Cianciola, 74, a resident of Spring Grove and formerly of Hainesville, IL passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017 at her home.  She was born August 20, 1943 in Chicago, IL to Joseph and Florence Latala.  Beverly was a previous member of St. Gilbert Parish and was a retiree of Abbott Labs after 20 years of service.  She enjoyed fishing and was an avid Cubs fan.  Beverly is survived by her husband of 25 years, Raymond, her children Theresa Ann (Ron) Cianfichi, Linda Ann (Mike) Heckadon, Brian (Rebecca) Garrity, and Kevin Garrity, her grandchildren Rachel, Sarah, Emily, Patrick, Grace, Ashley, and Makayla, and her siblings Geri Artner, Judith (Dr. Thomas) Hebda, Joseph (Sue) Latala, Linda (John) Jasinski, Thomas (Donna) Latala, and Robert (Brenda) Latala.  She was preceded in death by her parents.  Friends of the family may visit at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 on Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  The visitation will continue in the morning from 9:00am until 9:45am at the funeral chapel before the mass. The funeral mass is scheduled for Monday, November 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL. Interment will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Northshore University Health Systems Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer 1033 University Place Ste 450 Evanston, IL 60201. For further information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Gearld Dittmer

Gearld James Dittmer, age 80, a resident of Round Lake, IL passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at his home. He was born June 1, 1937 in Chicago, IL. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Darlene, whom he married on June 6, 1958. Gearld is survived by his children, Kathleen, Geraldine (Steven) of Nebraska, Jeffery (Tracy), Edward (Carolyn), John (David) of Arizona, Mark (Jennifer), and Matt (Tammy); thirteen grandchildren, Christopher, Anthony, Jamie, Steven, Jr., Derek, Cassidy, Allison, Colt, Matthew, Jr., Tyler, Blake, Brianna, and Kyle; and four great-grandchildren, Dylan, Regan, Rory, and Gavin. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lola and John; two brothers, Kenneth and John; one sister, Shirley; and his son, Mark. Friends of the family may visit from 5pm until the time of the funeral service at 7pm on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

 

 

 

Lillian Louise Hayes

Lillian Louise Hayes, age 86, a resident of Ingleside, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Round Lake Beach.  She was born November 24, 1930 in Bismark, MO to John Calvin and Jane “Jennifer” Abel.  Lillian was a born again Christian.  She is survived by her two children, Susan (Mark) McClellan of Oklahoma City, OK and Richard “Rick” Hayes of Ingleside and three grandchildren, Richard Hayes Jr. of Ingleside, Kaycee McClellan and Kyle McClellan, both of Oklahoma City, OK.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Hayes Sr., a son Frank Hayes Jr., and two siblings, John Abel of St. Louis and Olivette Gierse of St. Louis.   Friends of the family may visit from 9am until the time of the service at 10am on Monday, November 20, 2017 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will follow at Wood Cemetery, 5000 W. National Avenue, Milwaukee, WI.  For information please call 847-223-8122 or log on to www.strangfuneral.org.