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Archive: Dec 2017

  1. Rose Anne M. Pekny

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    Rose Anne M. Pekny, age 71, at rest December 21, 2017. Beloved daughter of the late Frank and Marie (nee Bicek) Pekny; loving sister of Marie (Joseph) Karban, Fran (Edward) Zebig, Helen (Petr) Oberding, Joe (Pam) Pekny, Georgiana (Frank) Valenzano, Bernadette Sheridan and the late Frank (Helen) Pekny; loving aunt of 15 nieces and nephews; devoted cousin and friend to many. Visitation Tuesday December 26, 2017 from 3-9 P.M. at West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Anthony P. Cappetta, Director, 39 N. Cass Ave., Westmont. Family and friends to meet Wednesday at St. Joan of Arc Church, Front and Kingston St., Lisle for a 10 A.M. Funeral Mass. Visitation at the Church from 9:15 A.M. till time of Mass. Interment private. Info 630-852-8000 or

  2. Alex Leroy Maxwell

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    Alex Leroy Maxwell, age 69, at rest December 10, 2017 at Hines VA Hospital. Born April 6, 1948, in Peoria, Illinois to Albert and Elizabeth Maxwell. Entered the United States Army on January 18, 1968 and was discharged on January 21, 1969. Private Maxwell served with the 505th Infantry 82nd Airborne Division until being wounded in the line of duty. He was awarded the Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Sharpshooter Badge. Mr. Maxwell’s cremains will be inurned at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois. Arrangements entrusted to West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation services, Westmont, IL. Info 630-852-8000 or

  3. Irene Brewer

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    Irene Brewer, age 96, of Westmont, at rest December 5, 2017 at Manor Care of Westmont. Born May 4, 1921 in East Chicago, Indiana to Charles and Mary Barania. Interment private. Arrangements entrusted to West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Westmont. Info 630-852-8000 or

  4. Sandra Jean Smith

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    Sandra Jean Smith, age 73, at rest December 14, 2017 at Hinsdale Hospital. Longtime resident of Westmont,  Sandra was born in Muncie, Indiana on May 20, 1944 to Joseph and Judith Smith and was Westmont Park Board Commissioner for 36 years.  Sandra had a successful life that included her love for her community, her devotion to athletics, and her commitment to her friends and family. Sandra graduated Indiana University Bloomington,
    IN and followed with her MBA from Kellogg Graduate School. Sandra committed her time to the community with a 37 year association with the Village of Westmont and surrounding communities Park District. Sandra was a Park Commissioner for Westmont Park District who was always
    advocating the need for recreational activities for all, but especially for girls. Sandra loved traveling to just about any place in the world. But two of her favoritesplaces were Hong Kong and London. This spirited her enthusiasm for everything British. Sandra participated in a few car clubs in the
    Chicago area. She seemed to never miss a car show from May to September. Her original foray into this “man’s arena” was to express her forever love of the Ford Mustang. After  having her British interest piqued, Sandra ventured into the world of Jaguar. Sandra had numerous dogs in her
    household, the majority of them being german shepherds. However, her last beloved dog, Blu, was a golden retriever. This love of the breed catapulted Sandra into the group “As Good As Gold” where she assisted with the adoption process.
    A Celebration of Life memorial will be held on Saturday,February 3rd from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Westmont Park District’s Ronald J.
    Gunter Administrative Center located at 55 E. Richmond St. Westmont. IL. In lieu of flowers, donations are being requested to the Westmont Park District in honor of Sandra Smith. Donations may be sent to the Westmont Park District, 55 E. Richmond St., Westmont, IL 60559 C/O Robert Fleck, Executive Director. For those that knew the Joy of having Sandra in their life, she will forever be missed. Arrangements entrusted to West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Info 630-852-8000 or

  5. Andrew Signorelli

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    Andrew Signorelli, age 79, at rest December 2, 2017. Beloved brother of Pauline Osman, August “Gus” (Mary) Signorelli and Lillian (the late Kenneth) Siddons; dearest uncle of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass Saturday December 9, 2017 at 11 A.M. at Our Lady’s Chapel at Mayslake Village 1801 35th Street, Oak Brook. Visitation at Our Lady’s Chapel from 10 A.M. till time of Funeral Mass. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Anthony P. Cappetta, Director. Info 630-852-8000 or In lieu of flowers memorials maybe made to the American Cancer Society.

  6. Frances A. Harrelson

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    Frances A. Harrelson, age 94, at rest December 3, 2017 at her home in Addison. Born February 12, 1923, in Melrose Park, IL. Beloved wife of the late Marvin Eugene ; loving mother of Geraldine (Danny) DeBlasio; devpted grandmother of Connie Goldberg, Debra (Phillip) Ridgway, Jennifer Whitley and Dan (Kim) DeBlasio; dear grandmother of many nieces and nephews; and her loyal companion Beans, her pet cat. Interment Tuesday at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, 1400 S. Wolf Rd., Hillside (meet at Queen of Heaven Cemetery office for 10:45). Visitation private. Info 630-852-8000 or