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John Keigher

Aug 31, 1947 - Nov 14, 2023

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New Lenox, IL

John R. Keigher, age 76, of Frankfort, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at Silver Cross Hospital, New Lenox. Survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Mary (nee Morrical) Keigher, son John "Jay" (Natalie) Keigher of Orland Park, grandson Thomas Keigher, brother Roger (Janet) Keigher and sisters Joan (Dennis) Hall, Jean (Richard) Boland and Patti (Chester) Kirk and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by his parents Ambrose and Adele (nee Dorais) Keigher, his parents-in...Read More

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Betty Jeanne Orseno

Oct 02, 1932 - Feb 27, 2024

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New Lenox, IL

Betty Jeanne Orseno, age 91, of New Lenox. Formerly of Orland Park. Beloved wife of the late Richard. Loving mother of Pam (Phil) Perino, Sandy Orseno, Donald (Charm) Orseno, Debbie (Mike) Stiehler, Shelley (Glenn) Wagner, Vicky Orseno, Richard (Sherry) Orseno, Tammy Orseno, Mona Young and the late Ricky Orseno. Grandmother of Michael (Jill) Stiehler, Rich (Donna) Stiehler, Joe (Kim) Stiehler, Philip (Amy) Perino, Lauren Perino, Scott (Kelly LaFlech) Cooper, Brian (Jamie) Cooper, Donald Jr. (Samantha) Orseno, Christina (Christopher) Hack, Dennis (Jill) Stiehler, Steven (Sarah) Stiehler, Lisa (Mike) Ciametti, Kevin Wagner, Nicole Orseno, Christopher Pasowisty, Kelly Pasowisty, Heather (Brian) McGrath, Jacob Orseno and Jason (Katelyn) Young. Treasured great-grandmother of Mike Stiehler, Dakota (Katherine) Stiehler, Tiffini Templeton, Bella Savarino, Vinnie Savarino, Charlie Wagner, Danny Wagner, Tiarra Templeton, Devin Stiehler, Dylan Stiehler, Sebastian Stiehler, Ashley Stiehler, Alyssa Stiehler, Emma Perino, Logan Perino, Aeden Roger, Drake Roger, Brooklyn Cooper, Preston Cooper, Landen Cooper, Donald III Orseno, Giuliana Orseno, Kiah Hack, Kellan Hack, Kason Hack, Nicolas Stiehler, Gianna Stiehler, Mario Stiehler, Blaize Stiehler, Hunter Tesar, Ben Tesar, Hannah Stiehler, Riley Stiehler, Hope Stiehler, Faith Stiehler, Savannah Stiehler, Gunner Stiehler, Maverick Stiehler, A.J. Patterson, Austin Patterson, Lexi Bermudez, Zac Gattello, Olivia Wagner, Ella Wagner, Mason McGrath, Grady McGrath and Dylan Young. Dear sister of Carol Davis, the late Helen “Gabby” Slavens, Ruth “Tootie” Wortham and MaryAnn Wright. Fond cousin of Judy Lund.Visitation Sunday 12:30pm until time of Chapel Service 4:00pm at RICHARD J MODELL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES 12641 W. 143rd Street, Homer Glen.Interment Private.In lieu of flowers donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital (https://www.stjude.org/) in memory of Betty are greatly appreciated.For further information 708-301-3595 or rjmodellfh.com.

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Valerie Kay Mac Connell

Died : Feb 06, 2024

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New Lenox, IL

"Valerie Kay Mac Connell, age 63, of New Lenox, Illinois unexpectedly passed away February 6th, 2024. Beloved mother of Samantha, Janelle, and Taylor Bartman; loving sister of Vicki Mac Connell, Pamela (Deniz) Sidkey, and the late Patricia Mac Connell; and cherished aunt of Erica Swansey and Deniz Sidkey. Val was an avid reader and a competitive thrill seeker, whether it was a sporting event or a family holiday session of board games/cards. She enjoyed attending an array of musical and theatrical shows such as Broadway, ballet, and opera. A common stress reliever for her was tending to her garden which included perennials, vegetables, and herbs. But above all, Val fiercely loved her 3 girls. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to your charity of choice. Visitation Tuesday February 13th, 2024, from 2 PM until time of Funeral Service 7 PM at Vandenberg Funeral Home, 19604 Wolf Rd, Mokena, IL 60448."

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Alex McCray

Dec 16, 1930 - Jan 28, 2024

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New Lenox, IL

Alex McCray was born December 16, 1930 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to Ella Travis and Eli McCray. He passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on Sunday, January 28, 2024, at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, Illinois. Alex, also known as “Buddy,” was a proud resident of Joliet, Illinois. He was baptized at an early age. Alex was a member of Holy Cross Missionary Baptist Church in Joliet, Illinois. Alex served in the Korean War and received a Bronze Service Star, along with receiving a United Nation Service Medal, a Good Conduct Medal, and a Combat Infantry Badge. Alex was a former employee of Mancuso Cheese Company in Joliet, Illinois. He was a long- time dedicated employee until his retirement. Even though he retired, he continued to be of service when needed. Alex was among nine siblings. He loved family, he had seven children and three bonus children after joining in marriage to Louis McCray. Alex is preceded in death by four siblings, James McCray, Emma Travis, Lizzie Lott, Lee Edward McCray; four children, Shirley McCray, Eloise McCray, Melvin McCray and Lisa McCray. Alex leaves to cherish his memory: loving wife, Louise McCray; three children, Alex McCray Jr., Marlene McCray, and Pernell McCray; three bonus children, Milton (Stacey) Jones, David (Shavall) Jones and Maurice Jones and his special friend, Trish; four siblings, Jennie Myers, Sam (Francis) McCray, Barbara (Burnell) Turner and Dwight McCray; godson, Pastor Cornell (Melody) Ervins; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. To to the family or in memory of Alex McCray, please

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Valerie Kay Mac Connell

Aug 01, 1960 - Feb 06, 2024

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New Lenox, IL

Valerie Kay Mac Connell, age 63, of New Lenox, Illinois unexpectedly passed away February 6th, 2024. Beloved mother of Samantha, Janelle, and Taylor Bartman; loving sister of Vicki Mac Connell, Pamela (Deniz) Sidkey, and the late Patricia Mac Connell; and cherished aunt of Erica Swansey and Deniz Sidkey. Val was an avid reader and a competitive thrill seeker, whether it was a sporting event or a family holiday session of board games/cards. She enjoyed attending an array of musical and theatrical shows such as Broadway, ballet, and opera. A common stress reliever for her was tending to her garden which included perennials, vegetables, and herbs. But above all, Val fiercely loved her 3 girls. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to your charity of choice. Visitation Tuesday February 13th, 2024, from 2 PM until time of Funeral Service 7 PM at Vandenberg Funeral Home, 19604 Wolf Rd, Mokena, IL 60448.

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Brian Daniel Chellios

Jan 10, 1979 - Feb 02, 2024

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New Lenox, IL

Brian Daniel Chellios, age 45, of New Lenox, formerly of Manhattan, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 2, 2024, at Silver Cross Hospital with his loving family at his side. Survived by his parents Danny and Lynn (nee Fitzgerald) Chellios, his siblings Eric Chellios and Stacie (Ryan) Streicher, his maternal grandparents Jack and Judy Fitzgerald, his nieces and nephew Addison, Emma, McKenna, and Logan, his aunts and uncles Shelia Perkins, Roseann (Tracy) Johnson, Karen (Steve) Chellios, Kelly Patterson, Jackie (Pat) Reilly, John (Jennifer) Fitzgerald and numerous cousins. Preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Constantino “Connie” and Rosemary Chellios. Brian was a graduate of Lincoln-Way Central High School, Prairie State Community College with his associate degree, University of Arizona with his bachelor’s degree in public administration and numerous fire science classes from several schools. Brian was currently working on his master’s degree from Southern New Hampshire University. Brian began his fireman/paramedic career as a volunteer firefighter with Manhattan Fire Department. He worked his way up to Chief of University Park Fire Department and held all ranks in between. He was an active member of Local 3661 where he served on the Union Board and the AFFI Honor Guard for multiple years. His brothers at UPFD are quoted in saying, “Brian was the embodiment of Pride, Duty, and Tradition.” Brian also enjoyed watching sports, especially the Chicago Bears, Cubs, Blackhawks and Notre Dame. He was quick witted and was famous for his one-liners and quoting movie lines. Brian was a devoted son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend, he will be missed by all who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers, donations in Brian’s name may be made to University Park local 3661, 698 Burnham Dr, University Park, IL 60484, or the Manhattan Fire Department, PO Box 65, Manhattan, IL 60442 and would be most appreciated. Visitation for Brian will take place on Thursday, February 8, 2024, from 3-8:00 P.M. at Forsythe Gould Funeral Home. An additional hour of visitation will take place the following day, Friday, February 9, 2024, from 10:00 A.M. until the time of his funeral at 11:00 A.M. also at the funeral home. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Manhattan. Arrangements entrusted to Forsythe Gould Funeral Home, 507 S. State St., Manhattan, IL 60442, 815-478-3321. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.forsythegouldfh.com.

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Nicholas C. Bayci

Apr 22, 1982 - Jan 28, 2024

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New Lenox, IL

Nicholas C. “Nicky” Bayci, age 41, a 20 year resident of Shady Oaks West in Homer Glen, IL, formerly of New Lenox, IL and Misericordia Home in Chicago, IL, passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2024, at Silver Cross Hospital, New Lenox, IL. He was born on April 22, 1982 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, IL.A complete obituary is pending.Arrangements by Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Plainfield, IL.For more information, please call (815) 436-9221 or visit www.overman-jones.com

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Alberto Alvarez Magaña

Sep 12, 1978 - Jan 16, 2024

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New Lenox, IL

Alberto Alvarez MagañaAge 45 of Lockport, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox with his family by his side.Born September 12, 1978 in Joliet, Alberto was the son of Alberto V. and Teresa (Alvarez) Magaña. He was an artist, car enthusiast and president of the Nice Dreams Car Club, but most of all a father. Family was everything to Alberto, especially his kids. No matter who you were, he would treat you like you were a part of his family and help in any way that he could. Alberto will be deeply missed by all who knew him, but never forgotten.He is survived by his father: Alberto Villa Magaña; wife: Frances; children: Jose, Pedro, Juanita and Maria "Lil Mama"; grandchildren: Antonio, Santo and Sebastian, as well as many many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, God children, friends and brothers from other mothers.Alberto is preceded in death by his mother: Teresa Alvarez Magaña.The family will receive relatives and friends for a visitation on Saturday, January 27, 2024 from 12:00 p.m. until time of funeral service which will begin at 4:00 p.m. at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road in Joliet.Per Alberto’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded following services.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made as gifts in Alberto’s name to the family for their distribution.

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James Andrew Pilipchuk

Aug 14, 1939 - Jan 16, 2024

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New Lenox, IL

James Andrew Pilipchuk, 84 passed away on January 16th, 2024, at the Cottages of New Lennox in New Lenox, IL. Jim was born on August 14th, 1939 in Berwyn IL. to Andy and Edna Pilipchuk. He grew up in Lyons, Illinois. He graduated from Morton (East) High School in Cicero, Illinois in 1957. After high school he joined the United States Air Force, it was here his fascination with aircraft blossomed. After his tour of duty with the United States Air Force, he landed a job with International Harvester and ultimately met Marge, his wife of 49 years. Jim eventually moved on from I.H. to Reynolds Metals in McCook, IL.. There, he excelled as an Industrial Engineer, Train Operator and pretty much anything they’d ever asked of him until retiring at the age of 56. Throughout his life Jim loved to read, his passions were history, automotive, train, aerospace, and photography. He and Marge also loved to travel, their favorite pastime was cruises, and he would let anyone within listening distance, know he had achieved Premier status with Royal Caribbean. Jim also gave back to the communities, whether coaching his son’s baseball teams, promoting a local candidate or political cause, volunteering for the Fire Department, or serving as President of the HOA, Jim had spent more than 2/3s of his life giving back to others. Jim was preceded in death by his beloved wife Marjorie and by his parents Andrew and Edna. He is survived by his sons David and Jill Pilipchuk of Countryside, Steve Pilipchuk of Dallas, and Kevin Pilipchuk of New Lenox. His grandchildren Bill and Jennifer, Zak and Easton, Rebecca, Robert, and Jessica. Friends and family will gather for a viewing for James that will be held Friday, January 26th, 2024 from 11:00 - 2:00PM at Chapel Hill Gardens West Funeral Home, 17W201 Roosevelt Road, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181 followed by a memorial service that will be held at 2PM. Burial will follow the service, and Jim will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife and partner Marjorie.

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Bruce W. Bissell

Jun 23, 1947 - Jan 13, 2024

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New Lenox, IL

Bruce W. Bissell, age 76, of New Lenox, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by hisloving family on Saturday, January 13, 2024, after a courageous 14 year battle with MultipleMyeloma. He is survived by his devoted wife of 24 years, Mary (nee Franiak) Bissell, hischildren Jenna Finley, David (Megan) Bissell, Julie Kuiken, and Jaclyn (Samuel) Higdon, hisgrandchildren Mackenzie (Zack) Guignardi, Liam Finley, Luke Finley, Jasper Bissell, RonanBissell and Ava Horn, his sisters-in-law Theresa Holzhauer and Jaclyn Franiak, his brother-in-law Thomas (Donni) Franiak, several; nieces, nephews, cousins and his faithful caninecompanion “Baxter”. Preceded in death by his parents Milton and Lila (nee Oanes) Bissell, hissister Sharon in infancy, his daughter Angela in infancy, and his parents-in-law Edward andKathleen (nee Block) Franiak. Bruce was a graduate of Larkin High School in Elgin. He receivedhis associate degree from the Northwest Missouri State University and went on to WesternIllinois University where he then was drafted into the U.S. Army during Vietnam. Bruce was aproud veteran who continued to support Vietnam Veterans throughout his life. Bruce laterbecame a successful insurance agent and worked for Country Companies, retiring after 44years. Bruce played football in high school, and was a prolific fan of the Chicago Bears andCubs. Bruce was an active member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ and sang in the churchchoir for many years. He had deep relationships with church members and friends throughoutthe community. He could always be relied on in regards to his wit and humor. He enjoyed around of golf and gardening, but what brought Bruce most joy was spending time with his family.Bruce will be remembered for his kind and humble nature; and for being a loving husband,father, grandfather and friend who will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Services areset for Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at St. Paul's United Church of Christ. Times pending.Interment with committal service and full military honors will take place at Abraham LincolnNational Cemetery, Elwood, Il. Times Pending. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bruce’s namemay be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by visiting www.stjude.org or to theMultiple Myeloma Foundation by visiting www.mmrf.org and would be most appreciated.Arrangements entrusted to Forsythe Gould Funeral Home, 507 S. State St., Manhattan, IL60442, 815-478-3321. Online condolences may be made by visiting, www.forsythegouldfh.com.

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Kenneth M. Zagoda

Apr 22, 1964 - Jan 06, 2024

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New Lenox, IL

It is with true sadness that we announce the passing of Kenneth M. Zagoda, loving son of Donald and Margaret "Peg" (nee Sporar) Zagoda. Ken was born April 22, 1964 in Joliet, IL and passed away on January 6, 2024. He was a resident of Frankfort for 50 years until recently moving to New Lenox. Ken was a proud employee of McDonald's for over 30 years, was always helpful and glad to see customers, many became his friends. He was one of the original participants in the Lincolnway Special Recreation Association, enjoying golf, bowling, baseball and the many outings and social events it provided. KEN LIKED TO DANCE and was a loyal Dallas Cowboys fan. Ken is preceded in death by grandparents, Matt and Mary Zagoda and Matt and Kaye Sporar. Left to cherish his memory is his sister, Janice (Justin) Williams, brother, John (Maytee) Zagoda, nephews, Matthew Shunk and Luke Zagoda and niece, Madeline Zagoda. Uncles, Tom (Jan) Sporar, Fred (Carol) Sporar and Matt Sporar, as well as many cousins, extended family and friends also survive him. Ken was a truly kind and gentle soul. He was one of the happiest people one could ever have the opportunity to know. A memorial Mass and celebration of "a life well lived" is planned for a later date.

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