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Archive: Jul 2018

  1. Lucille B. Karamaniolas

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    Lucille B. Karamaniolas, (nee Blaida), age 79, at rest July 25, 2018 at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. Beloved mother of Dean; loving sister of Robert (the late Jean) and Thomas (the late Cynthia) Blaida; devoted daughter of the late Peter and Adeline Blaida; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services Thursday August 2, 2018 at 8 P.M. at West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services 39 N. Cass Ave. Westmont. Visitation Thursday from 4-8 P.M. at West Suburban Funeral Home. Interment private. Info 630-852-8000 or Due to the Westmont Car Show Cass Ave. will be closed Thursday. Please access the funeral home via Linden St. (One block east of Cass) and turn right at Irving. An attendant will direct you into the funeral home parking lot.

  2. William A. Schoen

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    William A. Schoen, age 93, of Bolingbrook, IL, at rest July 23, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Army. Mr. Schoen was a Staff Sergeant Headquarters & Service Company 1269th Engineers Combat Battalion. Beloved husband of the late Jean nee Casto; loving father of David (Lydia) Schoen, Margaret Walkosz and Chris (Bill) Daniels; devoted grandfather of Tina Bartlett, Carey Cleverly, Joseph (Vansa), Annie (Caren), Andrew (Gail) and James Walkosz; dearest great grandfather of Steven, Brendan, Alexander and Alttera; dear brother of Arnie Schoen. Private interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Westmont. Info 630-852-8000

  3. Evelyn Waddell


    Funeral Services for Evelyn Waddell, 94, of Cicero, will be held Monday at 10 A.M. at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Stickney, IL. Ms. Waddell died on Saturday July 21, 2018 at Sunrise Senior Living in Lombard, IL. Services will be followed by a funeral luncheon at Maggianos Little Italy 1847 Freedom Drive in Naperville. Evelyn Chan Waddell was born on May 23, 1924 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Kung Chan and Yung Shee. On January 14, 1945 she married Walter Waddell in Chicago, IL. Ms. Waddell worked at American Can Company for 33 years before retiring in 1985. She was a crossword aficionado and an avid sports fan, and especially loved watching the White Sox and Bears. Survivors include her daughters, Sharon (William) Osuch and Linda Novak; one son Walter Waddell III; one brother Robert (Edith) Chan; five grandchildren, Robert, Elaine, and Paul (Uriah) and Liana (Jeffrey) and Jenna; three great-grandchildren, Cameron, Caden and Nathan; seven nieces and nephews, Gary (Tauna) and Lisa; Warren (Mei) and Stewart (Geneva), Audrey (Matt) and Melissa (Matt), Wendy and their ten children. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband. two sisters, Soo Hing Chan and Mabel Fuqua; four brothers, Jimmo Chan, Nimmo Chan, Bing Chan and John Chan and nephew Russell Chan. On line condolences may be left to the family at Info 630-852-8000

  4. Social Security Benefits

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    You probably know people who are receiving Social Security survivors benefits because they’re a widow or widower. At present there are about five million widows and widowers receiving monthly Social Security benefits based on their deceased spouse’s earning records. If you are a widow or widower you can receive reduced benefits as early as age 60 or full benefits at full retirement age or older. In addition a surviving spouse can receive a lump sum death benefit of $255.00. To learn more about Social Security and what benefits you may be eligible to make, visit

  5. Alice J. Montagno

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    Alice J. Montagno (nee Primozic), age 94, at rest July 13, 2018, formerly of Berwyn and Lombard. Beloved wife of the late Joseph; loving mother of Nancy (Tom) Looman, Pam and Larry (Connie) Montagno; devoted grandmother of Nathan (Megan) and Andrew (Joan) Looman, Eric (Samantha) and Nicole Montagno, and Gina (Josh) Florian; dearest great grandmother of Jacob, Allsion, Alexis and Ella; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services Noon Tuesday July 17, 2018 at West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services 39 N. Cass Ave., Westmont. Visitation at the funeral home Tuesday from 9:30 A.M. until time of services. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter 8430 Bryn Mawr, Ste 800 Chicago, IL 60631. Info 630-852-8000 or

  6. Richard J. Williams

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    Richard J.  Williams, age 67, of Woodridge IL, at rest July 2, 2018. Beloved husband of Elizabeth (nee Jasek); loving father of Sharyn (Jeremy) Mooi, David (Kimberly) Williams and the late Kenneth; devoted grandfather of 7; dearest son-in-law of Kenneth and Janet Jasek; fond brother of the late Arthur. Interment private. Arrangements entrusted to West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Westmont. Info 630-852-8000 or

  7. Mark J. Radoha


    Mark James Radoha, age 51, of Westmont, Il, at rest July 1, 2018. Mark was born February 7, 1967 in Bloomington, IL to the late Martin and Jeanette (nee Schumacher) Radoha. Beloved husband of Jennifer (nee Kush); loving father of Tyler, Joshua and Kaitlyn; dearest brother of Karen (Britt) Rennels and the late Kevin (Molly) Radoha and the late Kim; dear son-in-law of Judy Bunnell and John “Randy” Kush; devoted uncle of Brittany, Meigan, Riley, Alyssa, Patrick, Abby, Grace, Cate, Jackson and Aiden; fond brother-in-law of Jeff and Chris Kush and Sara (Joe) Schumacher. Visitation Friday July 6, 2018 from 5-8 P.M. and Saturday from 10-11 A.M. at Christian Church of Clarendon Hills 5750 Holmes Ave., Clarendon Hills. Funeral Services Saturday 11 A.M. Interment private. Arrangements entrusted to West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Westmont. Info 630-852-8000 or

  8. Blanche A. Kulma

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    Blanche A. Kulma, age 99, of Downers Grove formerly of Brookfield, IL. at rest June 30, 2018 at Community Nursing & Rehab in Naperville. Born August 9, 1918 in Chicago, Il to the late William and Bohumila Pokorny. Beloved wife of the late Eugene; loving mother of Roger and Ross Kulma, dear sister of the late Mildred Zavoral; fond aunt of Marlene Rocque and Wayne Skarda. Visitation Friday July 6, 2018 from Noon-2 P.M. at West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services 39 N. Cass Ave., Westmont, IL.  Funeral Services 2 P.M. Entombment Woodlawn Cemetery Forest Park, IL. Info 630-257-2123 or

  9. Dominic Lombardo

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    Dominic Lombardo, age 70, of Plainfield, at rest June 19, 2018 at Adventist-Bolingbrook Hospital, Beloved son of the late Patsy and Christine nee Esposito; dearest brother of Patrick (Karen) Lombardo; devoted uncle of Patrick, Theresa and Kenny. Memorial Mass Monday June 25 at 12 P.M. at St. Mary Immaculate Church, Plainfield. Visitation one hour prior to Mass. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Info 630-852-8000 or