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  1. Kimmarie Kovalsky

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    Kimmarie Kovalsky (Prochot), age 59, of Bolingbrook, died unexpectedly of natural causes, October 14, 2017. She was born on Februrary 25, 1958 in Chicago. The Daughter to Donald S. Prochot and Dolores Galin.
    She graduated from Downers Grove South in 1976. Following that attended Western Illinois University, eventually finishing at Triton College with a degree in Nursing. Kim was an R..N. and worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield for 18 years. She loved watching her son play baseball, everything Cubs, Bobby Sherman, Journey, organizing her cabinets and family. She was a loving daughter, Wife, Mother, Sister, Aunt, Grandmother and friend who will be deepy missed by family and many friends.
    Kim is survived by her husband Rocco Kovalsky, Son Justin Kovalsky, Stepsons Tony Kovalsky (Katie) and Joe Kovalsky (Heather), Her Mother Dolores Galin of Naperville, Her Father Donald S. Prochot (Rita) of Wheaton. Sister Donna Graver (Chris) of Montgomery, Neice Andra Graver, Brother Don Prochot (Jill) of Coto De Caza, California, Nephew Tyler Prochot, Grandchildren Tony, Pheobe, Chloe, Connor, Murielle, and Dominck. She was preceeded in death by her Mother-in-law, Fran Wright. Last but not least, her precious dog Tiger.
    Memorial Visitation Saturday October 21, 2017 from 4-7 P.M., followed by a Memorial service at 7 P.M. at West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services 39 N. Cass Ave., Westmont. Info 630-852-8000 or www.westsuburbanfh.com
  2. Kimberly Anne Skarr

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    Kimberly Anne Skarr, age 39, suddenly, at rest October 15, 2017 at her home in Western Springs, IL. Beloved daughter and best friend of Mary (nee Poro) and the late Ronald Skarr; loving sister of Ron (Kerin) and Elizabeth (Kevin) McGreevy; dearest aunt of Emerson, Everett and Nora; dear niece, cousin and devoted friend to many, caring mother of her dog Lafitte. Kimberly was an avid traveler. Funeral Mass Saturday October 21, 2017 at 11:15 A.M. at St. John of the Cross Church 5005 Wolf Road, Western Springs. Visitation Saturday 9-11 A.M. at the Church. Interment private. Arrangements entrusted to West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Westmont. Info 630-852-8000 or www,westsuburbanfh.com

  3. Santiago Reodica Ballesteros Sr.

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    Santiago Reodica Ballesteros Sr., age 95, at rest October 8, 2017 at his home in Downers Grove, surrounded by his loving family. Born December 30, 1921 in the Phillippines to Pedro and Eustaquia Ballesteros. Beloved husband of the late Agripina Lising Ballesteros; loving father of Maria Corazon Ballesteros, Santiago (Virginia) Ballesteros Jr., Noel (the late Edna) Ballesteros, Edna (Bonifacio) Wagan, Lea (Eduardo) Apor, Dalia (Emiliano) Urata, Jose (Romarie) Ballesteros, Pearl “Pow” (Maria Cristina Abay) Ballesteros Abay and the late Santiago (Virginia) Jr. Ballesteros; devoted grandfather of Neal (Abigail) Ballesteros, Ace (Kara) Ballesteros, Kevin (Regina) Wagan, Santiago (Christine Joy) Ballesteros III, Marvin (Irene) Wagan, John Emiliano Urata, Kenneth Wagan, Jhessamine (Juan Paolo Prospero) Apor, Michael (Karina) Wagan, Josef Milan Apor, Jan Timothy (Hazelle) Ballesteros, Jeremiah and Janelle Ballesteros; dearest great grandfather of Aniko Ashia, Isabella Bea, Alexis Liana, Donovan Santiago, Mikayla, Jnae, Uno Minho, Austin, Ethan and Liam; dear brother of Mamerta Manalo and the late Elacio Ballesteros, Josefa Fernandez, Jovita Reodica and Teodula Balasabas. Visitation Friday October 13, 2017 from 5-10 P.M. at West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Funeral Mass Saturday 10 A.M. at St. Scholastica Church, Woodridge. Interment private. Info 630-852-8000 or www.westsuburbanfh.com

  4. Luis E. “Louie” Hurtado

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    Luis E. “Louie” Hurtado, age 51, at rest October 6, 2017, surrounded by his loving family, at his home in Joliet, IL. Born October 11, 1965 in Ecuador to Cesar and Sylvia Hurtado. Beloved husband of Cheryl (nee Christoph); loving father of Jayson (Kourtney), Ryan (Adriana Gomez) and Ashley (Brian); devoted grandfather of Harmony, Damian, Ivory, Aria, Zadan and Canaan; dearest son of Cesar and Sylvia Hurtado; dear brother of Sylvia and Cesar Hurtado; fond uncle of Eric and Anthony Worness and many other nieces and nephews. Visitation Wednesday October 11, 2017 from 1-5 P.M. at West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services 39 N. Cass Ave., Westmont, IL 60559., followed by Funeral Services at 5 P.M. Interment private. Info 630-852-8000 or www. westsuburbanfh.com

  5. Thomas W. Maher

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    Thomas W. Maher February 24, 1943 – October 3, 2017. Lost a courageous 5 year battle to heart and kidney disease. Proud Army veteran 1963-1966, IBM employee for five years and U.S. Post Office employee for 30 years. Preceded in death by his parents, Thomas J. and Lillian (nee Berkovitz) Maher and his brother-in-law Thomas Laskowski. Survived by his loving sisters; Sharon (Allen) Mikuta, Linda (Rick) Josd, Wendy Maher (John Schwanbeck) and Robin (Tom) O’Neill; devoted uncle to Daniel Mikuta, John and Christian O’Neill, Miranda (Ben) Gingrich, Michael (Erin) Laskowski, Barbara (Joe) Romero and the late Deborah Mikuta; dearest great uncle to Shaun and Amanda Laskowski, Joey and Angie Romero and his loyal cat companion, Lilly. Tom attended Southern Illinois University. His first job was with IBM repairing computers. He then spent 30 years with the U.S. Post Office before retiring. He was proud veteran serving three years active duty from 1963-1966 and three years reserve. He spent 1 1/2 years in Berlin and one year in Sinop, Turkey. Tom cherished his maternal grandparents whom he lived with during the time his father served in WW II. One of Tom’s greatest passions was abandoned animals. He visited shelters often and cared for many over his lifetime. His other passions included bike riding, photography and reading. He was a math problem solving wiz. He was always generous and had a specially selected gift in hand when visiting others. He will be sorely missed by his friends and family. Inurnment Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Noon at St. Mary Cemetery, Evergreen Park, IL. Info 630-852-8000 or www.westsuburbanfh.com

  6. Adelaide “Ad” Gorman

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    Adelaide “Ad” Gorman, age 99, at rest October 4, 2017. Beloved wife of 61 years of the late Earl J.; loving mother of Earl J. (Bette Jo) and John (Kathleen) Gorman; devoted grandmother of E.J., Elizabeth, Lynn, Kimberly, Jason and Marisa; dearest great grandmother of Will, Landon, Colin, Cole, Elli, Cooper, Johnny, Teresa, Dylan, Noah, Zoe and Jack; dear aunt of Sue (Ron) Nosek. Adelaide was a secretary at a Patent Attorney in Chicago early in her career. After having a family she chose to stay close to home, working as a secretary to the principal at the Chicago Board of Education Schools. She was an excellent cook, whose specialty was Italian meatballs made from scratch. Adelaide had an outgoing personality, loved a party and was a big Chicago Cub fan, listening to the games on the radio all summer long. Her constant mantra to her sons was “You must get a good education” Memorial Mass Tuesday October 10, 2017 at 10 A.M. at Notre Dame Church 64 Norfolk Ave., Clarendon Hills IL. Visitation at the Church from 9 A.M. till time of Mass. Interment private. Arrangements entrusted to West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Westmont. Info 630-852-8000 or www.westsuburbanfh.com