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  1. Helen F. Vahldick

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    Helen F. Vahldick nee Klinder
    age 95

    At rest March 17 at Brookdale Nursing Home in Burr Ridge. Born October 11, 1921 in Chicago, IL to Frank and Helen Klinder. Beloved wife of the late Herbert; loving mother of Scott (Sherry), Margaret “Marge” (Craig) Chapello and Herb (Glenda) Vahldick; devoted grandmother of Scott Jr., Vickie, Cameron, Andrew, Allison, Tyler, Michael and Rebecca; dearest great grandmother of Dylan and Geovani; dear sister of the late Norman Klinder; fond aunt of nieces and nephews. Funeral Services Thursday March 23, 10 :30 A.M. at Redeemer Lutheran Church 139 E. 1st St., Hinsdale.  Vicar Marcus Lohrmann, officiating. Visitation at the Church from 9:30 A.M. till time of services. Interment Chapel Hill Gardens South, Oak Lawn Il. Info 630-852-8000 or

  2. James Francis Brennan

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    James Francis Brennan, age 94, of Clarendon Hills, Illinois, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 with his beloved wife of 66 years, Therese (Tierney), and his children by his side: Therese (Patrick) Lupton; Mary (Scott) Smith; James Francis Brennan III; Julie Ann Brennan; David (Joan) Brennan; John (Anne) Brennan; Catherine (Robert) Napier; Agnes (Daniel) Dufficy; Joseph (Patricia) Brennan; and Patricia Ann Brennan. James is preceded in death by his dear granddaughter Eileen Shea Lupton, and his parents James and Catherine Brennan. He is survived by 21 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren: Rev. Brendan Lupton, Elizabeth Lupton Moore, Tierney Brennan, Connor Brennan, Murphy Brennan, Ryan Brennan, Hettie Brennan, John Brennan, Jr., Tess Brennan, Catherine Napier, Olivia Napier, Robert Napier, James Napier, Shea Dufficy, Fiona Dufficy, Tierney Dufficy, Joseph Brennan, Nicholas Brennan, Teresa Brennan and Maria Brennan; and great-grandchildren Scarlett Moore and Austin Moore. James is survived by his sisters Catherine Rohn, Patricia Brennan, and Rosemary Borris; and many nieces and nephews.

    A World War II veteran who served in the Pacific, James loved his faith, family and fellowship. We will love and miss him forever. Dad, may the road rise to meet you.  (A funeral Mass was held on March 17, 2017 at Notre Dame Catholic Church, in Clarendon Hills, Illinois. Burial followed at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.)

  3. Gregory “Greg” Groszek


    Gregory “Greg” Groszek, age 68, of Woodridge, IL, lost his battle with brain cancer and passed away on March 2, 2017 at Chateau Village in Willowbrook. Greg is survived by his dearest friend Daryl Straight, his daughters Jen and Lisa, granddaughters Kaylee and Isabella, grandson Frankie, great granddaughter Avery, sister Janice Laff , brother Jack Groszek and many loving nieces and nephews and extended family. Greg was a loving, selfless father, grandfather, brother and friend to all. Greg had a very close relationship with God and dedicated his life to helping people in need through various volunteer groups at St. Scholastica. He was also a dedicated member of the Knights of Columbus Robert P. Connelly Council #5918, where he developed long lasting friendships. Greg is now at peace in heaven with his parents, Frank and Loretta and brothers Frank and Ken. Visitation Monday March 6, from 4-9 P.M. at West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services 39 N. Cass Ave., Westmont. Funeral Tuesday 9:15 A.M. at the funeral home to St. Scholastica Church 7800 Janes Ave., Woodridge. Funeral Mass 10 A.M. Cremation private. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Clarendon Hills Cemetery. Info 630-852-8000 or