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James "Mitch" Russo  -  74
James “Mitch” Russo, 74, of Elk Grove Village for 45 years, passed away on June 4, 2017. Mitch was a Vietnam Army Veteran and retired from United Airlines after 41 years. He was the beloved husband of Connie (nee Babiarz) for 47 years; loving father of Michelle (Rich) Faul, James (Kristy) Russo Jr., and Joe Russo; cherished grandfather of Shaun and Shae Faul, and Kourtney and Kylie Russo; dear brother of Joan (the late Ken) Sanji, and the late Babe Russo. He also leaves many loving nieces, nephews and friends and will also be missed by his “RMA Gang” and his Bullets and Beer Buddies. Visitation Wednesday, June 7, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Grove Memorial Chapel. Chapel prayers Thursday, June 8th at 10 a.m., proceeding to St. Julian Eymard Church for 10:30 a.m. Mass. Family and Friends will gather at the funeral home on Friday, June 9th at 9:15 and go in procession to Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.
Janice King  -  78
  Monday, June 5, 2017
Janice E. King, 78, nee Buttimer, of Elk Grove Village for 3 yrs and formerly from Elmhurst, passed away on May 29, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late James W. (2009) for 49 yrs; loving mother of Denise (Michael) Spano, Deborah (Norman) Murdoch, and James J. (Joanne) King; dear grandmother of Michael S. and Anthony Spano, Jennifer (Ryan Rzepecki) Spano-Rzepecki, Alyssa Murdoch, and Jaimie King; dear sister of the late Donna Naughton-Adell (2017); she is also survived by her beloved cousins, John Bertulis, Rietta Bennett, and Joan Harker; her cherished sister-in-law LaVerne Fieri and many fond nieces, nephews and friends. A Memorial Mass will be held Monday, June 5th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Julian Eymard Church, 601 Biesterfield Rd. Elk Grove Village. Inurnment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery - Hillside. Memorial Contributions to Boystown at are greatly appreciated.
Patricia Bentz  -  81
  Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Patricia L. Bentz, 81, of Elk Grove Village for 58 years, passed away May 25, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Kenneth Bentz for 58 years; loving mother of Eric (Dina), and Amy Bentz; and the cherished grandmother of Anthony and Nicole Settanni, and Autumn Bentz. A memorial visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 6, from 4 p.m. until the time of service at 7 p.m. at Grove Memorial Chapel.
Thomas M. Pletz, Sr.  -  63
Thomas M. Pletz Sr., 63, a resident of Bensenville, passed away on May 24, 2017. Tom was the beloved partner of Marilyn S. Selpien for over 30 years; he was the loving father of Thomas M. (Tiffany) Pletz Jr.; the dear brother of 6 and the cherished grandfather of 8. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 30, from 3 to 8 pm. at Grove Memorial Chapel, with a chapel service on Wednesday, May 31, at 10 am. Interment will follow at East Fox Lake Cemetery, in Lake Villa, where Tom will be reunited with his beloved children and family.
Sarah A. Kendall  -  85
  Saturday, June 10, 2017
Sarah A. Kendall, 85, of Elk Grove Village for over 40 years passed away May 17, 2017. She was a retired senior system analyst for CNA Insurance. Sarah was the loving mother Donna Lynn (Gary) Johnston; dear sister of Joan Kendall Walsh, the late David (Beverly) Jr. and the late Michael Kendall; cherished grandmother of Andrea Baverstock and Shoshana Howell and great grandmother of 11; fond sister-in-law of Jackie Kendall and the late Ambrose Walsh. A memorial Mass will be held June 10th at 9:30 a.m. at St. Julian Eymard Church, 601 Biesterfield Rd., Elk Grove Village.
Kathleen C. Wintersteen  -  54
Kathleen C. Wintersteen, 53 (nee Romor) of Palatine for 14 years passed away peacefully at home on May 16, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Bruce T. Wintersteen for 14 years; loving mother of Kenneth A.; cherished daughter of Carole (nee Hilden) and the late Raymond (1993); loving grandmother of Tobias W; dear sister of the late James V. (Judith); devoted aunt to Michael; granddaughter of the late Vincent and Lucille Hilden, and the late Hugo and Suzanne Romor. She also leaves her best friend Jackie Haut and her loving cat, Callie. Visitation Monday, May 22, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Grove Memorial Chapel, with chapel prayers Tuesday, May 23, at 9:30 a.m., proceeding to Queen of the Rosary Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Private interment at St. Michael Cemetery, Palatine.
Betty Jane Malloy  -  83
A visitation will be held on Sunday, May 21, from 3:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Grove Memorial Chapel. Family and Friends will gather at Queen of the Rosary Church (750 Elk Grove Blvd) on Monday, May 22, for a Mass at 10:00 a.m.
Elizabeth S. Klocek
  Tuesday May 16, 2017 - Wednesday May 17, 2017
Elizabeth S. Klocek nee. Powalish, 94, of Elk Grove Village for 48 years. Born in Stevens Point, Wi. She passed away May 11 peacefully at her home. She was a loving homemaker. Elizabeth was the beloved wife of the late Edmund E. (1992), loving mom of Edward (Pam) Klocek, Arlene (David) Gaines, Patricia (the late Al) Smith, and the late Theodore (Lottie) Klocek; cherished grandma of Denise (Tony) Aragon, David Klocek, Jeffrey Fullone, Jeremy (Crissy) Fullone, Jayme Fullone, Samantha Smith and great grandma of 6. Visitation Tuesday May 16 from 3-9pm at Grove Memorial Chapel 1199 S. Arlington Heights Rd. Elk Grove Village. Chapel prayers Wednesday 9:30am followed by a 10am Mass at Queen of the Rosary Church. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery – Niles.
John J. Bria  -  81
John J. Bria, 81, of Elk Grove Village for 52 years passed away May 10, 2017 at Alexian Brothers Hospice Residence. In 1960 John founded Bria Sewer and Water Construction Co. of Elk Grove Village and served as president until he retired in 2000. He was a member of Local 150 Operating Engineers of Chicago; Masonic Lodge; Fraternal Order of Police and Knights of Columbus of Elk Grove Village. He was the beloved husband of Frances A. (nee Belmonte) for 61 years; loving father of Anthony J. (Kathie) Bria; and Gina Rose M. (Daniel) Caithamer; cherished grandfather of John (Julianna), Anthony, and Joe Bria, Rachel and Rebecca Caithamer; dear brother of Peter F. (the late LaVerne), Anthony J. (Barbara), and Joseph A. (the late Kathleen). Visitation Friday, May 12, from 3 to 9 P.M. at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village with chapel prayers Saturday, 10:30 A.M., proceeding to Queen of the Rosary Church for 11:30 Mass. Interment at Queen of Heaven cemetery, Hillside. For info: 847-640-0566 or
Eleanor M. Sanelli  -  88
  Monday, May 15/ Tuesday, May 16
Eleanor Sanelli of Roanoke, Va., formerly of Scottsdale, Az. and River Grove, Ill. passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at the age of 88. Ellie was born December 13, 1928 to Harry and Margaret Dayhoff. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Danny A. Sanelli; her three brothers, Harry, Donald, and Carl Dayhoff and her sister, Irene Janik; her sons, Dan Owen and Larry Sanelli; and her grandson, Matthew Sanelli. Those left to cherish her memory are her loving daughters, Sandy (Tony) Miekina; Laurie (Everett) Scott; and her sons, Ken (Rachel) and Mark (Nellie) Sanelli; her grandchildren, Cathy Miekina; Brent Scott; Steven, Cheryl, and Hunter Sanelli; her sisterʼs- in-law, Maralyn and Doris Dayhoff; and many nieces and nephews. Ellie worked all her life, primarily as a service manager for Jewel/Osco in Franklin Park, Il. and retired from Arvin Industries in Phoenix, Az. Ellie was an accomplished bowler having participated in 30 WIBC Tournaments. She loved the outdoors and hiked and hunted with her husband, Danny. Her personal loves were coffee, her dog, Prince, and the Chicago Cubs. Her family would like to thank all her caregivers at Pheasant Ridge Senior Living in Roanoke for the loving care they gave her. Also the members of the Palliative Care Unit at Roanoke Memorial Hospital made her final days infinitely more comfortable. We cannot express our gratitude for their wonderful care. The Funeral Service will be at 11am on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Elk Grove Village, Il. Visitation will be on Monday, May 15, 2017 from 3pm to 9pm. Interment will be at Memory Gardens, 2501 East Euclid, Arlington Heights, Il. In lieu of flowers please donate to the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association, or the Alzheimers Association.
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