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MARY F. GRAMAROSSA

Mary F. Gramarossa

MARY F. GRAMAROSSA
Born: January 5, 1942
Died: October 11, 2017
Lying-in-State Visitation: Monday, October 16, 2017
9:00 am
Holy Family Catholic Church, 2515 West Palatine Road, Inverness
Mass begins at 10:30 am





Mary F. Gramarossa (nee Huttner), 75, a resident of Hoffman Estates and formerly of Mount Prospect for 20 years, was born on January 5, 1942 in Chicago, and passed away peacefully on October 11, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Mary was the adoring wife of 47 years to the late Vincent; loving mother of Kirk (Lisa) and Andrew; fond grandmother of Xander, Hayden, Venyce, Jessica and Elaina; dear sister of Teri (Victor) Giometi, Edward, Jr. and the late Judy (Robert) Terracina; beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews. Dear friend to many. She will be missed by all those whose lives she touched.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mary’s name may be made to the Franciscan Outreach.

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.

RITVARS GRINVALDS

Ritvars “Rick” Grinvalds

RITVARS GRINVALDS
Born: January 27, 1929
Died: October 9, 2017
Visitation: Saturday, October 14, 2017
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Celebration of Life Service: begins at 2:00 pm



Ritvars “Rick” Grinvalds, 88, a resident of Long Grove since 1990 and formerly of Franklin Park was born on January 27, 1929 in Liepaja, Latvia to the late Augusts and the late Marija (nee Dicmanis), and passed away peacefully on October 9, 2017 at his home in Long Grove surrounded by his loving family.

Ritvars was a proud US Army veteran stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict. He and his family escaped WWII in Europe and immigrated to the US in the early 1950’s. When he came to this country he began working as a dishwasher and ultimately became chief engineer for Mayfair Molded Products in Franklin Park, designing plastic molds. He enjoyed snow skiing, golf, chess and traveled the world with his loving wife Diana.

Ritvars was the adoring husband of 63 years to Diana (nee Vinters); loving father of Ray (Kristina), Anita (Steven) Drews and Ed (Sandy); proud grandfather of Larissa, Nick, Samantha, Alex, Matthew, Jackie and Nichol; dear friend to many. He will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.

Flowers appreciated, memorials may be made in Ritvar’s name to the American Legion 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.

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GERALD KENNETH AHRENS

Gerald “Jerry” Kenneth Ahrens

GERALD KENNETH AHRENS
Born: November 28, 1935
Died: October 6, 2017
Prayers: Friday, October 13, 2017 at 9:45 am
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Interment: begins at 11:30 am
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elmwood, IL





Gerald “Jerry” Kenneth Ahrens, 81, a resident of Schaumburg for 49 years and formerly of Mundelein for 10 years and Iowa City, Iowa, was born on November 28, 1935 in Boone, IA to the late Elmer and the late Ruth (nee Hughes) and passed away peacefully on October 6, 2017 at his home in Schaumburg surrounded by his loving family. Jerry proudly served in the US Army Signal Corps from 1954-1959. He earned a B.A. from the University of Iowa in 1961 and later a CPCU designation in 1984.

Jerry was the adoring husband of 59 years to Anne (nee Podolak); loving father of Sean (Heather); proud grandfather of Ashley and Tyler; dear brother of Douglas Franklin; fond uncle and friend to many, he was kind until the day he passed. He will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.

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ALBERT NESGODA

Albert Nesgoda

ALBERT NESGODA
Born: September 19, 1920
Died: September 30, 2017
Memorial Visitation: Monday, October 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Service begins at 6:15 pm
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg







Albert “Al” Nesgoda, 97, a resident of Schaumburg, was born on September 19, 1920 in Thorpe, West Virginia to the late Emtony and the late Julia (nee Majerczyk), and passed away on September 30, 2017 in Schaumburg.

Al was the adoring husband of the late Violet (nee Valich); loving father of Laura Dacy and Michele Cannella; cherished grandfather of Cosimo, Salvatore Cannella and Nicholas Dacy; proud great-grandfather of Nicholas and Jacob Dacy; beloved brother of the late Frank; fond uncle of John, Bill Stednitz and Sherry Schneider; dear friend to many, he will be missed by all those whose lives he 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.

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EDITHA S. BILANG

Editha “Edith” S. Bilang

EDITHA S. BILANG
Born: January 23, 1964
Died: October 3, 2017
Visitation: Monday, October 9, 2017
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Funeral Service: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 11:00 am at Michaels
Interment: Assumption Catholic Cemetery, Wheaton, IL


Editha “Edith” S. Bilang, 53, a resident of Hoffman Estates was born on January 23, 1964 in the Philippines to the late Pepito and Teofila (nee Sanjuan), and passed away on October 3, 2017 in Elk Grove Village.

Editha was the loving mother of Edrien, beloved sister of Jean (John) Kliebhan, Rey (Jing), Cathy (Alvin) Mayo and William (Arianne); fond aunt of Paolo and Erin Bilang, Kaxie, Kyle, Chacha, Kenneth and Kate Mayo and Friday Bilang; dear friend to many. 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.

FRANCES M. HEIDLER

Frances M. Heidler

FRANCES M. HEIDLER
Born: May 19, 1942
Died: September 30, 2017
Visitation: Saturday, October 7, 2017
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Memorial Service begins at 10:30 am
Celebration of Life Service: for both Frances and Ann McKee will follow from 11:30 am – 3:00 pm at Chandlers Chophouse in Schaumburg

Frances M. Heidler, 75, (nee Nedvedik), a resident of Schaumburg, was born on May 19, 1942 in Chicago to the late Frank and the late Anna (nee Jelinek), and passed away peacefully on September 30, 2017 in Schaumburg.

Frances is survived by her adoring husband Keith; loving children Lisa Heidler (David Shepard), Michael Heidler (Sandy Solarte) and Edward; beloved grandchildren Jennifer Shepard, Kyleigh Rixie and Savannah Heidler; fond caregivers Grace, Hanna, Lucy, Gina and Kashia. She was preceded in death by her sister, Ann McKee. Frances was a dear friend to many and will be missed by those whose lives she touched.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Frances name to Alexian Brother’s Hospice House.
Memorials may be sent to 1515 E. Lake St. Suite 206, Hanover Park, IL 60133

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.

PATRICIA D. DESMET

Patricia “Pat” D. Desmet

PATRICIA D. DESMET
Born: October 3, 1945
Died: March 9, 2017
Visitation: Monday, March 13, 2017
3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Prayer Service: Begins at 5:30 pm



Patricia “Pat” D. Desmet, (nee Marek), 71, a resident of Schaumburg for 40 years, was born on October 3, 1945 in Chicago to the late Stanley and the late Anne (nee Conrad) and passed away peacefully on March 9, 2017 at her home in Schaumburg surrounded by her loving family. Pat was a dedicated Oncology Nurse at Alexian Brothers Medical Center for 29 years. She was a past parishioner of St. Matthew Church and current parishioner of St. Marcelline Church. She was a proud member of the Schaumburg Medical Reserve Corps and a volunteer at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village.

Pat was adored by her husband Charles during their 49 years of marriage; she was the loving mother of Christine (Ken) Carter, Mark (Liane) and Cindy (Joe) Pedro; beloved grandmother of Sean and Kyle Carter, Cory and Ross Pedro and Nathan, Colin and Cate Desmet; fond sister of Bob (Tracy) Marek and Bruce (Jane) Marek; dear aunt and friend to many. She will be missed by all those whose lives she touched.

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TASO KOUMANDARAKIS

Taso Koumandarakis

TASO KOUMANDARAKIS
Born: April 4, 1991
Died: January 25, 2017
Visitation: Sunday, January 29, 2017
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg





Taso Koumandarakis was born on April 4, 1991 and passed away on January 25, 2017.

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JERRY LON ROBINSON

Jerry Lon Robinson

JERRY LON ROBINSON
Born: March 26, 1957
Died: March 11, 2016
Memorial Service: Saturday, March 19, 2016
Christian Tabernacle Church, 100 S Park Street, Roselle





Jerry Lon Robinson, Sr., 58, born March 26, 1957 in Chicago to Curtis and Leunah (nee Brown) passed away suddenly March 11, 2016 in Chicago.

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.