Current Services

Kathleen N. Kokonas
  Saturday, August 19th
Kathleen N. Kokonas, age 59, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 11, 2017 at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. She was born October, 24, 1957 in Chicago to Anthony Sr. and Helen (nee Freres) Pontanini. Kathy is survived by her sons Gus Peter (Julienne) and Eric (Leah); grandchildren Bella, Costandinos, Gwendolyn and Elliot; and sisters Linda Larson and Debbie Lenius. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Amanda Hurst and brother Anthony A memorial visitation will be held Saturday, August 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S Arlington Heights Rd., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to the American Cancer Society in her memory.
Kinnley Noelle Pennington
  Wednesday, August 24, 2017
A memorial visitation will be held Wednesday, August 24, from 5 to 8 PM with a chapel service at 7 PM. Private burial at St. Michael Cemetery, Holy Innocence section, Palatine.
Claudette J. Milewski
  Monday, August 14, 2017
Claudette J. Milewski (nee Kurylo), 83, of Schaumburg for 26 yrs. passed away August 10, 2017 at Alexian Brothers Medical Center. She retired after 20 yrs. from William A. Lewis Clothing Store. Claudette was the beloved wife of Stephen A. for 63 yrs; loving mother Susan C. (David Michalak) Presslak, and Doreen L. (Michael) Spagnoli; cherished grandmother of Scott (Cassie) Presslak, Stephen and Brian Liskovec; dear sister of Robert (Bonnie) Kurylo, the late Lorraine Semmerling, the late Louis Kurylo, and the late Donald (Bernie) Kurylo; she also leaves many loving nieces, nephews and friends, and her furry friends, Buddy and Henry. Visitation Monday, August 14, from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Matthew Church, 1001 E. Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg. Entombment at St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles. Memorial contributions to the Nat. Kidney FND, appreciated. For info: 847-640-0566 or
Svetlana Petrovska
  Monday, August 14, 2017
Svetlana Petrovska (nee Sidorova), 49, of Elk Grove Village for 15 years, formerly of Chicago. Born in Stropkov, Slovakia, she passed away August 10, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Lubomir Petrovsky; loving mother of Lubomir Petrovsky Jr; and dear sister of Tana Humenikova. She also leaves many friends and family members back in the Slovak Republic. A memorial visitation will be held Monday, August 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Hts. Rd, Elk Grove Village. Interment at Boksa Cemetery in Boksa, Slovakia. For info: 847-640-0566 or
Hector L. Colon  -  69
  Wednesday, August 9, 2017
A Memorial visitation will be held for Hector L. Colon on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Otello Casali  -  87
  Saturday, August 5
A visitation for Mr. Casali will be held on Saturday, August 5, from 9 a.m. until closing prayers at 10:30 a.m., proceeding to St. Julian Eymard Church for 11 a.m. Mass. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove.
LaVerne B. Ridge  -  85
  Thursday July 13 - Friday July 14
LaVerne B. Ridge nee Sand, 85, of Elk Grove Village for 58 years. Born in Chicago she died July 8, 2017 at Alexian Brothers Hospice Residence. She was an employee for 19 years at Jewel Foods in Elk Grove Village. LaVerne was the beloved wife of the late Robert H. (2012); loving mother of Jeffrey R. (the late Linda) and the late Gerald S. Ridge (2007); cherished grandmother of Nicholas and Austin and dear sister of Robert (Carolyn) Sand. Visitation Thursday July 13 from 3-9pm at Grove Memorial Chapel 1199 S. Arlington Heights Rd. Elk Grove Village. Chapel Service Friday July 14 at 10am. Interment Fairview Memorial Park – Northlake.
Joan B. Szymczak  -  79
  Friday July 14 - Saturday July 15, 2017
Joan B. Szymczak nee. Maslankowski, 79, of Mt. Prospect for 52 years. Born in South Chicago she died July 9, 2017 at JourneyCare in Northwest Community Hospital. Joan was a loving homemaker and the beloved wife of Ronald L. for 58 years. Se was the loving mother of Scott G., Tiffany G. and Daniel J. Szymczak; cherished grandmother of Sydney K. Szymczak; dear sister of Norman (Betty) and the late Ronald (Carol) Maslankowski and sister in law of Evelyn (the late Lawrence) Szymczak. Visitation Friday July 14 from 3-9pm at Grove Memorial Chapel 1199 S. Arlington Heights Rd. Elk Grove Village. Chapel prayers Saturday July 15 at 10:30am followed by a Funeral Mass at 11am at St. Julian Eymard Church 601 Biesterfield Rd. Elk Grove Village. Entombment at All Saints Cemetery - Mausoleum. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Research Hospital for Children.
Michael J. Erl  -  52
  Sunday July 9, 2017
Michael J. Erl, 52 of Glendale Heights for 10 years.  He was born in Chicago and passed away June 30, 2017.  He was the loving father of Megan and Sara Erl; dear brother of Jim (Janine) Erl and MaryAnn (Marty) Rosenfeld; beloved son of the late Don (the late Lori) Erl and the late Judy.  He was also a dear friend of the late Helen Erl (2016).  Mike leaves many fond cousins and friends.  Memorial visitation will be Sunday July 9 from 3-9pm with a 7pm chapel service at Grove Memorial Chapel 1199 S. Arlington Hts. Rd. Elk Grove Village.  Private inurnment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery - Hillside.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Breakthrough Urban Ministries 402 N. St. Louis Ave. Chicago 60624.
Thomas J. Cahill  -  79
  Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Thomas J. Cahill, 79, of Las Vegas, formerly of Elk Grove Village, IL. for more than 46 years. Tom was born in Chicago and passed away May 28. He was a retired lather with 43 years of service in the construction industry. He was the beloved husband of Pauline nee. Martorana for 56 years; loving father of Catherine (Steve) Geisler, Michael Cahill and Christine (Mark) Liekhus; cherished grandfather of Ginelle (Clay) Cliborne, Sara, Lauren and Ryan Geisler; John, Nicholas and Brian Liekhus and great grandfather of Wyatt and Olive Cliborne, Mila DiGioia and Isla Sitter; dear brother of Patricia Slattery; loving son of the late Joseph R. and the late Evelyn Cahill nee. Duffy. Memorial visitation will be Wednesday, July 12 from 10am until the time of service at 12 noon, at Grove Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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