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HELENA CWIRZEN

Helena Cwirzen

HELENA CWIRZEN
Born: November 10, 1927
Died: September 20, 2019
Visitation: Friday, September 27, 2019
9:00 am at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 1001 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg
Funeral Mass: Begins at 10:30 am
Interment: All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, IL



Helena Cwirzen (nee Adamczewski) was born on November 10, 1927 in Poland to Jozef and Helena (nee Skrzekotowski) and passed away peacefully on September 20, 2019 at her home in Schaumburg surrounded by her loving family.

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JOHN F. MORRIN

John F. Morrin

JOHN F. MORRIN
Born: August 11, 1930
Died: September 22, 2019
Visitation: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Celebration of Life Service: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
10:00 am at Michaels
Interment:
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL

John F. “Jack” Morrin, 89, a resident of Schaumburg for 46 years and formerly of the South East Side of Chicago was born on August 11, 1930 in Chicago to Arthur and Susan (nee Rogowski), and passed away peacefully on September 22, 2019 in Hoffman Estates. He was a proud US Army Veteran serving as a Sergeant during the Korean Conflict. He was Director of HR for Snap On Tools in Kenosha, WI for over 17 years. He was an avid boater and enjoyed the Chain of Lakes and Lake of the Ozarks.

Jack was the adoring husband of 46 wonderful years to Patricia (nee Wutke); loving father of John, Michael, Kevin (Emily), Tim (Susan) and Kathy; fond grandfather of Erica; beloved stepfather of 5; dear brother of the late Arthur; dear friend to many. He will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Jack’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and click “Donate”.

For information please call Michaels at 847-891-2900. We invite you to add a condolence for the family on our website or on the facebook post.

CHARLOTTE B. DELAHUNTY

Charlotte B. “Betty” Delahunty

CHARLOTTE B. DELAHUNTY
Born: September 7, 1931
Died: September 18, 2019
Memorial Visitation: Sunday, October 6, 2019
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg





Charlotte B. “Betty” Delahunty (nee Hitch), 88, resident of Schaumburg since 1977 and formerly of the North Side of Chicago was born on September 7, 1931 in Chicago to the late Avery and the late Mary (nee Brady), and passed away peacefully on September 18, 2019 in Inverness.

Betty previously worked as a CNA at Friendship Village, and was also a long-time volunteer for the Schaumburg Park District Senior Center, Election Judge, and Schaumburg Township Senior Group. She enjoyed playing bingo, gambling, and travelling. She loved being with, talking to and helping people.

Adoring wife of 68 years to Kevin Barrie; loving mother of the late Kevin, late Michael, Dennis (Melissa), Karen (Craig) Koht, and Kathleen (Brad) Jensen; loved grandmother of Shane and Brady Koht, Rebecca, Danielle and Patrick Delahunty, and Kristen, Erik and Kelly Jensen; beloved sister of the late Avery; her twin brother. Betty was a dear friend to many. She will be missed by all those whose lives she touched.

Please omit flowers. Memorial donations can be made in Betty’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and click “Donate” or to a children’s charity of your choice.

For information please call Michaels at 847-891-2900. We invite you to add a condolence for the family on our website or on the facebook post.

MARY PATRICIA SWEGLE

Mary Patricia Swegle

MARY PATRICIA SWEGLE
Visitation: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Funeral Mass: Thursday, September 19, 2019
Visitation begins at 9:30 am at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2515 West Palatine Road, Inverness
Mass begins at 10:30 am
Interment: All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, IL

Mary Patricia Swegle (nee Taylor) (aka Marion, Sis), devoted wife of 67 years to the late Warren M. (retired CPD). Loving Mother of Michael (Mary), Kathleen, Robert (Deborah), Donna (Steven) Remblake. Proud and cherished Grandmother of Marissa Swegle (Jake Dayton). Devoted daughter of the late Michael and Katherine (nee Ansbro) Taylor natives of Bellyvary and Balla, County Mayo, Ireland. Loving sister to her late brothers George (the late Eileen) Taylor (retired CPD) and Edward (Bud) Taylor. She is survived by her sister-in-law’s Betty Taylor and Margaret Vanderlinden. Loving Aunt, cousin, and friend to many.

For information please call Michaels at 847-891-2900. We invite you to add a condolence for the family on our website or on the facebook post.

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WALTER J. GRABANSKI

Walter J. Grabanski

WALTER J. GRABANSKI
Born: April 20, 1936
Died: September 11, 2019
Memorial Visitation: Monday, September 16, 2019
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg





Walter J. Grabanski, 83, a resident of Elk Grove Village, was born on April 20, 1936 in Chicago to the late Walter Sr. and the late Violet (nee Wells), and passed away peacefully on September 11, 2019 in Elk Grove Village.

Walter was the loving father of Michael (Beata) and the late Mark (the late Clare); adoring grandfather of Amaelia; beloved brother of Ronald Sr. (Peggy) and the late Patricia; fond uncle of Robert (Caryn), Glenn (Betsy) and the late Ronald Jr.; cherished great-uncle of Stephanie (Michael) Liang, Christine (Matthew), Kaitlyn (JP) McGlynn and Lauren (Marcin); dear friend to many. He will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Walter’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, and click “Donate.”

For information please call Michaels at 847-891-2900. We invite you to add a condolence for the family on our website or on the facebook post.

CLIFTON W. HOWARD

Clifton “Chris” W. Howard

CLIFTON W. HOWARD
Born: July 12, 1960
Died: August 30, 2019
Funeral Service: Private
Celebration of Life Service: To be announced







Clifton “Chris” W. Howard, a resident of Schaumburg, was born on July 12, 1960 in Hazel Crest, IL to Bobby Joel and Darlene Kay (nee Fischer). The eldest of five children, he passed away on August 30, 2019 with his loving husband at his side. He died from complications from cancer surgery.

Upon graduation from Crystal Lake High School, Clif enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served onboard aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf during the Iran Hostage Crisis. After his first tour of duty, Clif re-enlisted and was assigned to special IT projects for The Department of Defense in North Chicago where he was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.
After his honorable discharge from his eight years in the Navy, Clif entered the Information Technology field. He began as a programmer analyst for Kemper Insurance while earning his associate degree from Columbia College. He moved on to Boise Cascade as a Data Base Analyst and completed his bachelor’s degree from Roosevelt University. He became Director at Anixter International for 9 years, and then Chief Information Officer for Sage Enterprises. In 2001, Clif completed Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management program. Clif finished his career at Staples/Quill serving for 12 years as Vice President of Information Technology, eCommerce and Business Intelligence. He retired in 2013.

Clif loved cooking. He took online cooking courses and became quite the chef during his brief retirement. He also enjoyed sporting events, dining with friends, gardening, bowling, movies, and later in life, Chardonnay. He will be remembered for his positive attitude and bright smile. And for being the classic over-achiever. He never did anything half-way. He was wired to strive for the best, and went all-in.

Clif is survived by his loving husband and partner of 37 years, Donald Stelzer; beloved brother of Stacey (Clint) Gerretson, Robert (Mary); adoring uncle of Bobby, Karolina, Kaylee (Brent) Buschmann and Tommy Auxier; fond great uncle of Adeline and Mallory; Clif was preceded by sisters Rebecca (Auxier) and Jeanine. Clif is also survived by his extended family, Al and Karyn Brooks, sons Jon (Cheryl) and Bradly (Breanne), and grandsons Colin, Ethan and Easton. Dear friend to many, he will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Clif’s name can be made to a charity of your choice.

For information please call Michaels at 847-891-2900. We invite you to add a condolence for the family on our website or on the facebook post.

ALLEN LAU

Allen Lau

ALLEN LAU
Born: June 14, 1983
Died: August 16, 2019
Visitation: Friday, August 23, 2019
3:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Service: Begins at 10:00 am





Allen Lau was born on June 14, 1983 and passed away in Naperville on August 16, 2019.

For information please call Michaels at 847-891-2900. We invite you to add a condolence for the family on our website or on the facebook post.

HELEN W. SZYMASZEK

Helen W. Szymaszek

HELEN W. SZYMASZEK
Born: June 14, 1921
Died: August 21, 2019
Visitation: Saturday, August 24, 2019
9:00 am at St. Hubert Catholic Church, 729 Grand Canyon Street, Hoffman Estates
Funeral Mass: Begins at 10:00 am
Interment: St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine, IL



Helen W. Szymaszek (nee Ziobro), 98, a resident of Schaumburg for 30 years and formerly of Harwood Heights was born on June 14, 1921 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Ferdinand and the late Ann, and passed away August 21, 2019 in Schaumburg. Helen was the loving wife of 63 years of the late Edward; adoring mother of Barbara (Joseph) Kowalski and Eugene (the late Deborah); beloved grandmother of Laura, Lisa, Donna, Anne, Luke and the late Lynn; proud great-grandmother of 6. She will be missed by all those whose lives she touched.

For information please call Michaels at 847-891-2900. We invite you to add a condolence for the family on our website or on the facebook post.

JOHN P. GRAFFEO

John P. Graffeo

JOHN P. GRAFFEO
Born: July 3, 1949
Died: August 25, 2019
Visitation: Thursday, August 29, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Visitation continued: Friday, August 30, 2019
11:00 am at Michaels
Celebration of Life Service: Begins at 12:30 pm





John P. Graffeo, 70, a resident of Bonita Springs, Florida and formerly of Schaumburg was born on July 3, 1949 in Oak Park, IL to the late John and the late Helen (nee Kanne) and passed away suddenly on August 25, 2019. He enjoyed sports and coached softball and loved music and played drums in a band.

John was the adoring husband of Deborah (nee Gambotz); loving father of Anthony (Danielle) and Lauren (David) Concepcion; fond brother of Mary Ellen (Rick Coelen) and Pam (Michael Herzmann); beloved uncle of Ryan, Kyle and Colin Jones and Matthew Herzmann; dear friend to many he will be missed by all those whose lives he touched, especially his dog “Baby”.

For information please call Michaels at 847-891-2900. We invite you to add a condolence for the family on our website or on the facebook post.

CHRISTINE DOANE

Christine Doane

CHRISTINE DOANE
Born: December 4, 1957
Died: August 17, 2019
Visitation: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Funeral Service: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Prayers begin at 9:15 am at Michaels
Mass begins at 10:00 am
St. Matthew Catholic Church, 1001 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg
Interment:St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine, IL

Christine Doane (nee Markowski),61, a resident of Schaumburg since 2003 and formerly of Chicago was born on December 4, 1957 in Mierkienniki, Poland to Antoni and Kamila (nee Jablonski), and passed away with the peaceful calling home from God on August 17, 2019 in Elk Grove Village with her loving family by her side.

An avid gardener, Christine loved bringing light into the world with her flowers and plants. During her years as a loving mother and matriarch, Christine found great joy in nourishing her family with original recipes and creating familial traditions. Some of her greatest times were making holiday meals, which created memories for those she embraced that will be always cherished. She was a proud office management professional, who her coworkers at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge and formally Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, all found her with great skills of leadership, organization and compassion for the sick. She additionally had provided her heart to those in crisis during her time at NWCASA, a non for profit organization for women, that she was also formally employed. Christine loved to walk in nature and see the world that God had provided during her earthly time. Christine provided unconditional love and support through every path of her children’s lives and her last great achievement was enjoying time as a grandmother.

Unconditionally loving mother of Jennifer and Karen; doting grandmother of Deklyn; loyal sister of Maria Gluzerman, John Markowski and Virginia Markowski; beloved aunt of Robert, Carla and Michael; uncomparable friend to many. The ripple of her love and light will continue for many years in this earthly world.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Christine’s name can be made for Research Restricted Donations to Debbie’s Dream Foundation, Curing Stomach Cancer.

For information please call Michaels at 847-891-2900. We invite you to add a condolence for the family on our website or on the facebook post.

DANIEL J. TREACY

Daniel J. Treacy

DANIEL J. TREACY
Born: April 15, 1953
Died: August 14, 2019
Visitation: Friday, August 16, 2019
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Funeral Service: Saturday, August 17, 2019
Prayers begin at 8:45 am at Michaels
Funeral Mass begins at 9:30 am at
St. Hubert Catholic Church, 729 Grand Canyon Street, Hoffman Estates
Interment: To be held at a later date
St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles, IL

Daniel J. Treacy, 66, a resident of Schaumburg since 1986 was born on April 15, 1953 in Toronto, Canada, and passed away peacefully on August 14, 2019 at his home in Schaumburg with his loving family by his side. Daniel worked as a railroad foreman since 1976 and was known to his family as “Mr. Fix It”.

Daniel was the adoring husband of 43 years to Marilyn (nee Duel); loving father of Jillian and Daniel; fond brother of the late Ann and the late Thomas; dear friend to many. He will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Daniel’s name to the American Cancer Society and click “Donate”.

For information please call Michaels at 847-891-2900. We invite you to add a condolence for the family on our website or on the facebook post.

ERICH H. CHRIST

Erich H. Christ

ERICH H. CHRIST
Born: January 17, 1929
Died: August 9, 2019
Visitation: Monday, August 19, 2019
3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Memorial Mass: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 11:00 am
St. Matthew Catholic Church, 1001 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg
Interment: To be held privately at a later date

Erich H. Christ, 90, of Morton Grove, Illinois, with heartfelt hearts we sadly share that our “Papa” passed peacefully on Friday, August 9, 2019 in Barrington with his loving wife and sons by his side.

Born January 17, 1929 in Hermersdorf, Czechoslovakia to Franz and Anna (nee Haupt). Arrived to the United States in 1957 from Sielmingen, Germany where he learned his trade as a butcher with his speciality making sausages for many delicatessens over the years. He was a long standing member of the Schwaben Verein and known as the “grill meister” at the festival always with a smile and a beer in his hand.

Erich was a hard working man who truly enjoyed working with his hands. No task too challenging or difficult, his hands hardly ever idle. Even building their “get away” second home on a lake in Neshkoro, Wisconsin in 1976. His favorite enjoyment was being outdoors especially in the sun, vegetable gardening, swimming, reading, playing cards, traveling, camping, and spending time with family and friends.

Erich is survived by his beloved wife, Martha (nee Schweizer) of 66 memorable years; loving father of his sons, Gert (Janny) and Peter (Diane); his grandchildren, Erin (Michael) Brown, Erich and Karl; dear brother of Waltraud (Rolf) Schwab; beloved uncle and dear friend to many. He will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family to support the laying of a memorial “Brick” in Erich’s name placed in the walkways of the gardens of the Pepper Family Journey Care Hospice Center in Barrington where “Papa” took his last breath before God called him home to Heaven.

For information please call Michaels at 847-891-2900. We invite you to add a condolence for the family on our website or on the facebook post.