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Gregory Watts

Dec 31, 1963 - Nov 24, 2023

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Chicago, IL

Gregory Charles Watts, 59, November, 24, 2023. Life long resident of the Southwest side of Chicago. Beloved father of Jeremiah Watts and Gregory C. Watts. Cherished grandfather of Jeremiah Watts, Jr. , and Matthew Watts. Fond brother of Roberts Watts, the late Lisa Marie Watts and the late Wesley Watts. Gregory was proceeded in death by his parents Willis and Emma Sue (nee Perryman) Watts.Services will be held at Central Chapel 6158 S. Central, Chicago, where family and friends will gather on ...Read More

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Died : Mar 01, 2024

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Chicago, IL

Thomas Michael Ziebell. Beloved husband of Carmen, devoted father of Thomas (Kim), Steven (Sarah), Jennifer and Natalie. Loving grandfather of Samantha, Anthony, Tyler, Kaitlyn, Khrystopher and Brandon. Fond uncle of Mary. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 3 3:00pm-8:00pm at Cooney Funeral Home located at 625 Busse Hwy in Park Ridge. Funeral service Monday March 4 11:00am at Cooney Funeral Home. Interment Acacia Park. To to the family or in memory of Thomas Ziebell, please

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Jose Luis Hernandez Ortega

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Chicago, IL

Jose Luis Hernandez Ortega nació 2 de Enero de 1971 falleció 1 de Marzo del 2024. Jose Luis será trasladado directamente a su tierrra natal Cuautepec de Hinojosa, Hidalgo, México descanse en paz, Jose Luis Hernandez Ortega. To to the family or in memory of Jose Luis Hernandez Ortega, please

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Ann Besket Oskie

Sep 24, 1917 - Feb 29, 2024

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Chicago, IL

Ann Besket Oskie, 107, of Chicago, IL, entered into eternal rest on Thursday evening at her home, with her children by her side. Her beloved husband, Edward, passed away January 3. 2012. Born in in the Pinebrook section of Scranton, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna Eastman Besket. Ann was a devoted wife and mother, who loved to garden, cook and enjoy the simple things in life. She and her late husband were devoted to each other. They spent the winter months in Roanoke, Virginia for many years and traveled to Chicago for the summer months. Every Saturday, they would dance to the polkas. Surviving are two daughters, Ann Marie Ruggiero and husband, Tony and Joanne Fields and husband, Vince, all of Chicago; a sister, Lillian Semian, Taylor; nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers, John, Frank, William, twins Andrew and Joseph and Peter and a sister, Mary Lowe.

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Deidric V Baynes

Mar 14, 1982 - Feb 25, 2024

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Chicago - Madison, IL

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John Davis

Jan 15, 1960 - Feb 20, 2024

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Chicago - Madison, IL

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Evie Mae Peterson

Apr 01, 1928 - Feb 23, 2024

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Chicago - Madison, IL

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Karen J. LoBue

Died : Feb 24, 2024

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Chicago Heights, IL

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Jose A. Lopez Jr. "Nino"

Mar 13, 1942 - Feb 29, 2024

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Chicago, IL

Jose A. Lopez Jr. "Nino", 81, of Chicago passed from our hands into God’s loving arms on February 29, 2024. Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years Cecelia B. Lopez. Beloved father to Sandy Marie Lopez, the late Anthony Joseph Lopez, and Cecelia (Armando) Ruano, Cherished grandfather to Valarie Dominique Lopez, Joseph Anthony Lopez, Erik Manuel Lopez, dear godfather to Holly (Hollywood) Castillo, Dawn Ventura, and Jessica Flores, special brother to Roberto “Shorty”, Roberto “EEP”, Virginia “Nene”, and Jesse “Chuy”, sweet uncle to many nieces and nephews. He leaves behind the legacy of love for his family and friends to cherish he will be dearly missed.Memories will be shared at a memorial visitation Saturday March 09, 2024, 9 AM to 2 PM with prayer service at 1:00 PM at Hann Funeral Home 8230 S. Harlem Ave., Bridgeview, IL 60455. For more information, please call Hann Funeral Home at 708-496-3344

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Dennis Joseph Goff

Apr 25, 1972 - Feb 28, 2024

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Chicago, IL

Dennis Joseph Goff, age 51, of Chicago, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. Dennis was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 25, 1972 to the late James and late Laura. Loving brother to Dawn (Jim), and David (Gina). Fun loving uncle of Alyssa, Alexandria (Goddaughter), Amanda, Jason, David, and Joey (Godchild). Dear Nephew, Cousin, and Friend to Many.

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Frank Cicero, Jr.

Nov 30, 1935 - Feb 25, 2024

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Chicago, IL

With great sadness, we announce the death of Frank Cicero, Jr., age 88, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother. Known as an accomplished trial attorney and historian, he was also a lover of the American West, fine European food and wine, and a devotee of education and lifelong learning. Surrounded by his loving family, Frank died February 25, 2024 in the historic home he loved so much. We will miss his tenacious spirit, loving heart, and intellectual prowess.First in his family to go to high school or college, Frank was born in Chicago in 1935 to first generation Italian-American parents, Frank, Sr. and Mary Balma Cicero. His two sets of grandparents emigrated from Italy; one couple were Protestant Waldensians from the Alps and the other were Catholic Sicilians. In his retirement years, Frank devoted himself to understanding his parents’ different backgrounds–both Italian, but very different. With the curiosity of a trial lawyer making a case, he dug into his heritage and exploration of Italian Protestants. As such, he enjoyed his period as a trustee of the American Waldensian Society, and he completed his first book, Relative Strangers: Italian Protestants in the Catholic World (Academy Chicago Publishers, 2011).A Lyons Township High School debate state champion, one of his most proud accomplishments was serving in the Sixth Illinois Constitutional Convention, which drafted the state's most recent constitution in 1969-1970. His lifelong love of state history and policy remained and inspired him to write Creating the Land of Lincoln: The History and Constitutions of Illinois 1778-1870, (University of Illinois, 2018). In recognition of the book’s contribution to the study of Illinois history, the Illinois State Historical Society honored his work with the Russell P. Strange Book of the Year Award in 2019. During his exploration into this neglected area of Illinois history, he enjoyed research trips to Springfield, along with his tenure on the Board of Newberry Library in Chicago. Encouraged by his high school teachers, Frank went to Amherst College before returning to Illinois to attend Wheaton College (AB, Political Science, 1957).Frank married childhood friend Jan Pickett in 1959, and enrolled at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (MPA, 1962). They later returned to Chicago where he attended the University of Chicago Law School (JD, 1965). The Kirkland & Ellis law firm hired Frank in 1965, and he remained active with the firm for more than five decades as a litigator, partner, and senior partner. He handled major civil and criminal trials in U.S. federal and state courts as well as international arbitrations and litigations. His cases ranged from antitrust and trade regulation to environmental issues to trademark claims. Many of his colleagues cite his mentorship and strategic thinking as integral to their career development and professional knowledge of the field of law. As an effective leader in the firm, Frank was integral in building Kirkland & Ellis’ international reputation and presence.In 1975, Frank was lead counsel representing the Chicago Afro-American Patrolmen's League (AAPL) and Renault Robinson in a civil suit (United States v. City of Chicago, 395 F. Supp. 329) against the Chicago Police Department charging violations of First Amendment rights and race discrimination. Frank won damages and injunctions in the case which resulted in judgments against the City and reform of police hiring and promotion practices locally and across the nation. Beginning in 1978, he began conducting fact finding across the world in the case of the Amoco Cadiz oil spill off the coast of France, tried both the liability and damages phases of that massive litigation, and argued the various appeals in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. On behalf of respondents in Free et al vs Abbott Laboratories, Inc. et al, an antitrust case, he argued an appeal in the US Supreme Court in 2000. Frank was a Fellow of both the American College of Trial Lawyers as well as the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and represented many of Kirkland’s largest clients.Frank spent his adult life in pursuit of the perfect view, and spent extensive time developing friendships and experiences in Arizona, Colorado, France, and Italy. A trustee of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center and the Nature Conservancy of Colorado, he cherished time with his family studying the Four Corners region, and skiing and hiking Rocky Mountain trails. His work, lineage study, and family friendships took him to France and Italy, and he spent much time pursuing language expertise. He enjoyed sitting on his historic wooden porch, engaged in French, Italian, and historic preservation conversations with scholars and those whom he dearly loved. In addition, through their travels over their lifetime together, he and Jan grew as connoisseurs of fine food and wine.Jan Cicero, his beloved wife of 65 years, survives him, along with his sister Nancy and sister-in-law June. Frank also leaves behind his cherished next generations to carry on his memory and legacy. He was the proud father of two daughters, Erica and Caroline; father-in-law of Edward Chrapla and Craig Detweiler; and loving and devoted grandfather to Zoe Detweiler, Theo Detweiler, and Leo Chrapla. He relished his time visiting with his grandchildren, discussing their various interests, and encouraging them in their educational, artistic, athletic, and musical pursuits. Taking his daughters and their families to visit his ancestral homelands was an important step in his journey beyond retirement and in his own life-review, to explore history and find meaning in his unique heritage. His brother James and parents Frank, Sr. and Mary preceded him in death. Frank’s lifetime of contribution spans many areas and interests in culture and community. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to a non-profit he loved dearly:Crow Canyon Archeological Center or Newberry Library.A celebration of Frank Cicero’s life will be in the sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church, 1427 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. May 18, 2024 at 3:00 pm. Greetings with family members will start one hour prior, at 2:00, also in the sanctuary.

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