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Mary Devaney

Mar 25, 1938 - Nov 29, 2023

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Mount Prospect, IL

Mary Ellen DeVaney, nee Fitzsimmons, age 85, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2023. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of over fifty years, Edward Patrick DeVaney. She was a cherished sister to Robert (Carol) Fitzsimmons, Carol (the late Joseph) DiPietro, and Marilyn (the late William) Adamski. She was a devoted mother to Mary Kate (Tom) Phillips, Kelly (the late Steve) Spotak and Edward (Michelle) DeVaney Jr. She was a doting and lively grandmother to Clare, Emma, Lily, Grac...Read More

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Alfredo Frullani

Aug 28, 1927 - Feb 25, 2024

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Mount Prospect, IL

Alfredo Frullani, age 96, at peace with Christ on February 25, 2024. An immigrant from Italy, he was a strong and kind man who enjoyed spending time with his family, dancing, and gardening. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ilde. Loving father to his children, Luigi (Dawn) and Anna Rita (James); cherished grandfather to Michelle (Patrick), Victoria (Zacary), Edmund, and Olivia; and fond great-grandfather to Beau.Visitation Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. until Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Rd. at Northwest Highway, Mount Prospect. Entombment All Saints Cemetery.Funeral information call 847-255-7800 or www.friedrichsfh.com

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Ora Mick nee Burton

Dec 18, 1936 - Feb 18, 2024

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Mount Prospect, IL

Ora “Abbey” Mick nee Burton age 87 of Mount Prospect, Illinois formerly of Island Lake, Illinois. Abbey was born December 18, 1936, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and passed away February 18, 2024. Abbey worked for Motorola throughout the 70’s and 80’s. After retiring, she enjoyed traveling both within and outside the United States. When she wasn’t traveling, she loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was also an avid fan of Chicago sports teams and especially enjoyed watching the Chicago Bulls.Loving mother of Edward Jay Mick and the late Steven Adam (Amy) Mick; cherished grandmother of Emily Mick(Spencer Hyde), Sarah Mick (Marcus Macrae) and Ethan Mick; great grandmother of Isabella, Leo, Remi and Louise; preceded in death by her longtime companion Thomas Dipper. Services and interment private. 

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Dolores M. Schoch

Feb 06, 1931 - Feb 14, 2024

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Mount Prospect, IL

In loving memory of Dolores M. Schoch, 93, of Mount Prospect, who peacefully entered into eternal rest February 14, 2024. Beloved wife of the late Donald E. Schoch. Loving mother of Linda Schoch, Susan (the late Gary) Everett and Judy Schoch. Cherished grandmother of Kendra (Eric) Moldenhauer and Shannon (Josef) Schroeder. Great grandmother of Jensen, Bryce, Trace, Graham, and Trente.Her family takes comfort knowing that she is now reunited with loved ones in the presence of God.Visitation Monday, 10:00 a.m. until Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m. at St. Raymond de Penafort Church, Elmhurst Rd. (Rt. 83) and Lincoln St. Mount Prospect. Interment St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery.In lieu of flowers memorials to St. Raymond Church, 301 S. I Oka Ave, Mount Prospect, IL 60056.Funeral information call 847-255-7800 or www.friedrichsfh.com

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Patricia Scarlata Teed

May 31, 1944 - Feb 13, 2024

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Mount Prospect, IL

Patricia Scarlata Teed, age 79, of Mount Prospect, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2024.

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Dr. Ernest L. Skowron, DDS

Feb 28, 1942 - Feb 14, 2024

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Mount Prospect, IL

Vietnam Army veteran Dr. Ernest L. Skowron, DDS, age 81, died on February 14, 2024. Born in Chicago on February 28, 1942 to the late Edward and the late Lottie (Hanus) Skowron, he was pre-deceased by his wife Michaele (Wapole) Skowron of 55 years. His daughters Jennifer (Donald) Szczesniak and Andrea (Daniel) O’Brien, and grandchildren Zachary and Luke Szczesniak, Maura and William O’Brien survive him. He is also survived by his sisters Anita (late Richard) Baranczuk and Gwen (late Edward) Rys. He was a brother-in-law to Sharon (Glen) Phillips, Francis (Patricia Brizz) Wapole, Roderick (Laura Kroll) Wapole, Gayle (Christopher) Banakis, Brian Wapole, Claire (James Conway) Wapole. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.He graduated from St. Ignatius College Prep (1960), studied at Loyola University Chicago, and graduated from Loyola University, Chicago College of Dental Surgery (1967). He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army for three years during the Vietnam conflict assigned to 137th Medical Detachment, attached to the 9th Division, located in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. After the military, he established a dental practice in Arlington Heights for 34 years. He lived 47 years in Mt. Prospect and recently in Des Plaines. He was an avid vegetable gardener.Burial at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery will be private. A celebration of life will be held later. In lieu of flowers, donations to www.garysinisefoundation.org.Funeral information (847) 255-7800 or www.friedrichsfh.com.

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Laura L. Luteri

Jul 18, 1947 - Feb 05, 2024

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Mount Prospect, IL

Laura L. Luteri completed the final chapter of her book on February 5, 2024. Her story began as Laura L. Licht in Chicago, IL – born to Arthur F. and Marietta “Rete” Stauder Licht on July 18, 1947. Laura spent her early childhood on a farm in Strongsville, OH, where she had “every kind of pet you could imagine,” including cats, dogs, chickens, raccoons, and even a de-scented skunk named Stinky. Later, her family moved to Mentor, OH, where she played Flute and Piccolo in The Fighting Cardinal Marching Band, symphonic and dance bands, was the Band Manager, and played in the Swiss Hand Bell Choir. She graduated from Mentor High School in 1965.She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Hiram College, having studied Math, General Science, Chemistry, Sociology, and English Literature. She also taught at Hiram as an Institutional Researcher. At Hiram, Laura was friends with other students and professors who were in psychology, mathematics, education, science. She was a person with a car who was delighted to explore and take friends along, although she never knew where her cherished, yet lightweight, Volkswagen Beetle would have been manually relocated to overnight. Laura was a patient listener to others well into the wee hours of the morning. And she was a gifted instigator of redecorating other student's rooms with a variety of inappropriate materials. It was there that she met her future husband, George F. Luteri, and her forever friend, Donna Lenkner (nee Rogoff).After Hiram, Laura studied for her Doctorate in Mathematics at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. There she became an ABD (all but done) PhD in Mathematics. She later transferred to the University of Illinois for more doctorate studies and graduate department employment.She married George Luteri in 1971 and moved to the Chicagoland area to start a family. After her daughter Donna was born, they settled in Mount Prospect, IL, where Laura became exceptionally active in the community. She was Vice President for the Westbrook Elementary School PTA, Girl Scout Badge Parent, taught crafting classes at the Mount Prospect Public Library, supervised garden plots, designed sets and costumes for ballet recitals for the Mount Prospect Park District, and was on the PR Committee for the Mount Prospect Arts Council.She also held a diverse variety of jobs, including a (very) secret shopper for Consumer Reports magazine, Decorator for Randhurst Mall displays, floral designer and plant caretaker in a garden center, beverage distributor, an admin and Advisory Board member for Mount Prospect National Bank, director of marketing and public relations for Northwest Suburban Mortgage Company, Math Tutor for hundreds of high school through college aged math students, Secretary to the department head of Germanic Languages and Literatures of the University of Illinois, Assistant Director of Institutional Research at Hiram College, and Lecturer/TA in Mathematics at both Hiram College and New Mexico Institute of Mining and TechnologyA big part of Laura’s heart lay with the Mount Prospect Public Library (MPPL). Growing up Laura did not have access to a local library. When her daughter was young, Laura took her daughter to the Mount Prospect Public Library Story Times, an opportunity she hadn’t had herself when young. Not long after, she started in 1980 volunteering her energy and talents at the MPPL Children’s Department. Laura was encouraged to run for an open library board trustee position because of her passion for excellent library services and was elected for a six-year term in 1986. She loved the library and serving as a trustee, so she ran for election twice more and was a library board trustee for 20 years. During her tenure in this role, she saw public access to the internet come to Mount Prospect residents through the Library, the establishment of the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation (MPPLF), the initiation and growth of reader services as a separate department, the addition of major public works of art that are uniquely felt, interpreted and appreciated by visitors to the building, a weeklong celebration of the Library’s 50th anniversary and while President of the Board a successful building referendum to enlarge the library building to 101,000 square feet. She served in all officer roles, some more than once and on most committees notably the finance, strategic planning, steering committee to form the foundation, and public relations. She attended several Public Library national conferences to learn more about library services and issues and to bring back ideas to Mount Prospect. She, armed with her trusty Teddy Bear, was an annual attendee of the Library’s Teddy Bear Walk program. Laura attended as many of the library’s events as she could. Staff could count on her presence and help whenever they requested. She always enthusiastically advocated for the Library throughout the community and was a strong advocate for the staff whom she loved, cared about deeply and believed were the heart of the library.In 1990 Laura was a recipient of the Mount Prospect Public Library’s Founders’ Award. A nominee for this award represents the leadership, dedication, and efforts of the group of women, who in 1943, seeing the need for a community library worked to establish the Mount Prospect Public Library. We can be assured if Laura were a Mount Prospect resident then, she would have actively participated in this endeavor.She was one of the Library Board official representatives on the Mount Prospect Foundation Board created in 1997 and served as secretary until 2000. Her creative talents initiated several memorable and successful fundraisers and programs. She also remained an active member of the Friends of the Library that she joined in 1985. She staffed the Friends book sales and worked weekly alongside other members behind the scenes preparing pricing and sorting books for quarterly book sales. She initiated with a friend the highly successful Friends of the Library Book Discussion in 1990. She stayed with it for over 35 years, leading a large group of dedicated readers. Deep friendships arose within this group that still exists today. This book discussion group was also featured in three editions of THE BOOK GROUP BOOK by Ellen Slezak. After leaving the library board, she joined the Board of the Friends of the Library.While being devoted to the Library, Friends, and Foundation, she also was regularly active within the Mount Prospect community. She was an active member of the Village’s Special Events commission, active member of Mount Prospect 75th anniversary committee, in charge of assembling the Mount Prospect 75th time capsule, initiated the idea and helped make happen the Garden for the Blind at the Mount Prospect Historical Society, enjoyed actively participating in the Mount Prospect Historical Society’s quilting group and volunteered for many of their programs including being auctioneer at the bird house auctions, and initiated idea of the Village’s winter parade and served on the steering committee.Other group involvement included the Mount Prospect Downtown Merchants Association, Mount Prospect National Advisory Board, welcoming committee for the Sevres Sister Cities first visit, Arts Council of Mount Prospect, Mount Prospect Chamber Women’s Council, and Mount Prospect Veteran’s Memorial Band Shell Program committee.While serving on the Village of Mount Prospect’s 75th committee she initiated and directed a village wide oral history project in conjunction with the Library and Mount Prospect Historical Society and while serving on the Special Events commission, she created the Village’s Shining Star Awards program. For several years, she facilitated the selection committee for the annual awards and was emcee of ceremonies at the annual Celestial Celebration Dinner. As stated in the Library Board’s press release in 2007 when she concluded her service as a trustee: “The true legacy this passionate woman leaves behind is an example she has set for all of us to become active members of our community. Never content to merely remark, ‘You know what would be neat…?’ Laura worked passionately to make these dreams happen. That’s the challenge she sets for each of us.” She didn’t stop when she left the Board; she continued to be an enthusiastic advocate and worker for the Library, Library Foundation, Library Friends, and the Village of Mount Prospect community.Laura was the founder of the Do-It-Yourself Sousa concert series, which was patterned after the annual Do-It-Yourself Messiah and Harvey Philips’ Tuba-Christmas events, in coordination with the Mount Prospect Special Events Commission and the Mount Prospect Community Band. These annual events brought amateur and professional musicians together from around the country to share in their love of music, John Phillip Sousa, and time period recreation. Her time leading “the Sousa” also sparked Laura’s (almost unhealthy) obsession with Tuba music.In her spare time, Laura collected Volkswagen Beetles (both actual vehicles and replicas), enjoyed quilting, knitting, crocheting, sewing, and reading. She used her mathematics skills as a curious member of a woman’s investing club. Laura's special expertise was her sense of humor. She claimed that her friends told her that they only kept her around to help them laugh. In January of 2016, Laura started the First Tuesday Breakfast group - These monthly breakfasts included her friends and soon everyone else became friends. No agenda, no sales- just good conversation and laughter. Why have breakfast with just one friend when you can do it with ten. Just another of Laura's fantastic ideas. And she always loved sharing her diverse interest with others. Laura could discuss geology, the universe, the best mystery books of the year, and what price to put on a unique chemistry book from 1869.Laura was preceded in death by her parents, Art and Rete Licht, and her husband Dr. George F. Luteri. She is survived by her daughter, Donna N. Luteri, honorary siblings - Donna and Jim Lenkner, Dr. John and Dr. Ann Maskarinec, her feline companions Lazlo and Loxley, and the loving Mount Prospect Community. She spent her final days at home, surrounded by the family, friends, and community who meant the world to her.A Celebration of Laura’s Life will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Friedrichs Funeral Home, where we are inviting friends, family, and the community to take turns in sharing memories, readings, poems, music, etc., that remind you of Laura as a part of your life. The celebration will also be held virtually, and all are welcome. Donations may be made in Laura’s honor to the Mount Prospect Library Foundation or gifts of live plants may be sent to the family in lieu of cut flowers.3pm - Private Service4pm - Visitation5pm - Open Mic Sharing of Memories, Stories, Music, and more, to be followed by general fellowship

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Mary Burns Barrett

Aug 31, 1932 - Feb 11, 2024

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Mount Prospect, IL

Family information pending.Visitation Thursday February 15,  4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Rd., (at Northwest Highway) Mount Prospect, IL 60056.. Visitation Friday February 16, 10:00 a.m. until Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m. at St. Raymond de Penafort Church, Elmhurst Rd., (rt. 83) & Lincoln St., Mount Prospect, IL 60056. Interment All Saints Cemetery. www.twitch.tv/strayprivate

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Angelo Anzalone

Jan 02, 1936 - Feb 08, 2024

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Mount Prospect, IL

Angelo AnzaloneOf Mount ProspectAngelo Anzalone, a pillar of strength and resilience, passed away peacefully on February 8, 2024 at the age of 88 surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 2, 1936 to the late Giuseppe and late Desiderata (nee Dispenza) Anzalone in Ciminna, Sicily.A devoted family man, Angelo loved and cherished his wife Antoinette (nee DiVita) Anzalone of 67 years; loving and proud father of Joseph, Salvatore (Kathy), Frank (Suzanne), Vito (Coleen) and Anthony. Devoted Nonno of Angelo (Nicole), Rosa (Nick), Joseph (Cheryl), Lisa, Melissa (Bill), Michael, Angela (Ken), Antoinette, Sal (Danielle), Christopher (Ali), Nick, Alec, Michelle, Serena, Nathan and Ava. Treasured Great-Nonno to fourteen great-grandchildren; loving brother to the late Salvatore (Angela), Rosaria (late Giovanni) and Elena (late Frank). He is preceded in death by his siblings Agata (Vito), Francesco, Rosa (Giuseppe), Giuseppe (Lauretta), Vito (Rosaria), Giuseppa (Salvatore) Antonino, Maria Concetta (Salvatore). He was a loving brother in-law and fond uncle to many nieces and nephews.Angelo ventured to the United States in pursuit of a better life at the age of 18. He worked tirelessly in various occupations before discovering his true passion: crafting pizza. Eventually Angelo's entrepreneurial spirit led him to establish his own pizza business, which has since flourished into a beloved institution operated by first and second generations of his cherished family. His hard work, dedication, and commitment to quality laid the groundwork for a successful legacy that will endure for years to come.Angelo was one of the initial members to join the San Giovanni Bosco Society in 1959. He was an avid gardener cultivating an array of vegetables; including zucchini that often towered above the norm. He enjoyed lively Italian card games and playing Bocce Ball with his many friends and family members. He loved to travel across the United States and to many countries, sharing his vacations with those he loved.Angelo leaves behind a profound legacy of love, hard work, and dedication to family values.Angelo was known for his generosity, kindness, and unwavering Catholic Faith. He touched the lives of all who knew him and will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and the community he served. May he rest in peace.Visitation on Monday, February 19, 2024 at Glueckert Funeral Home, 1520 N. Arlington Height Road, Arlington Heights,IL from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Funeral Mass, no visitation, will be on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at St. Emily Catholic Church, 1400 E. Central Road, Mount Prospect, IL at 10:30 am. Entombment will take place at All Saints Cemetery.

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Joe Reising

Jul 19, 1946 - Feb 02, 2024

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Mount Prospect, IL

Joe Reising’s gentle soul was called to Heaven February 2, 2024 at the age of 77 years.Affectionately dubbed, “The Mayor of Mount Prospect,” Joe seemed to know everyone intown and everyone came to know and love Joe over the course of his sixty plus years as aresident.You might have met Joe when he was a student at Wheeling High School, graduating in1966. Here, he formed friendships that lasted well over fifty years. Joe may have madeyour acquaintance during his forty-eight years at the Mount Prospect Post Office wherehe acted as its head custodian until his retirement in 2019. He rarely missed a day ofwork as his job provided him not only with a paycheck but camaraderie and a sense ofpurpose. Perhaps you encountered Joe while attending St. Raymond’s- he might havegreeted you, walked you to a pew or offered a bulletin on your way out of church. Fornearly 30 years, every Sunday without fail, Joe would put on his suit and usher pin andwalk to Mass. Maybe you bumped into Joe during one of his hikes “uptown” to Keefer’sPharmacy on a mission to pick up a prescription or to just sneak a couple of HersheyBars…Joe really liked candy.Human interaction was oxygen to Joe. His friendliness was genuine, without pretense,guile or an ulterior motive. He would more than likely chat you up about the sad state ofthe Bears, Bulls or Cubs all the while flashing that wide grin of his. Joe did not haveenemies nor did he hold grudges. If you met him even fleetingly, he would rememberyour name.Joe Reising’s legacy will not be marked by the normal things we tend to rememberpeople by such as children or career achievements. Joe’s legacy is the motivation he leftwith everyone he came in contact with to be a more compassionate and patient person.He was always at ease in expressing affection…always quick to say, “I love you.” Hismemory can be honored by following his example.Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Sr., and Geraldine Reising. He issurvived by siblings Bill (Mary), Don (Marie), Lauretta (Bruce Letten) as well as manynieces, nephews, and cousins who helped enrich his life over the years. In lieu offlowers, donations may be made to the Robert E. Loftus Scholarship Fund at St.Raymond Parish. 301 S I-Oka Mount Prospect, IL 60056. www.st-raymond.orgVisitation Saturday, February 17th, 10:00 a.m. until Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m. at St. Raymond de Penafort Church, Elmhurst Rd. (Rt. 83) at Lincoln St., Mount Prospect. Entombment All Saints Cemetery.Funeral information call 847-255-7800 or go to www.friedrichsfh.com

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James H. Stoltz

Jul 09, 1950 - Feb 02, 2024

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Mount Prospect, IL

James H. Stoltz, age 73 of Mount Prospect formerly of Chicago. Jim was born July 9, 1950 in Chicago and passed away February 2, 2024.Jim grew up working for his dad at Dependable Auto sales. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1972. Jim has always loved sports, he grew up playing baseball and football, and he began boxing in college. His passion for sports transferred to his three boys, and Jim took on coaching many of their teams. During football season, Jim and his boys loved watching and attending football games at his alma mater, The University of Notre Dame. He also loved boating with his family. Jim began going to Arlington Race track when he was 16 years old, and he never missed an opening day or a Friday with his buddies. Jim worked for Coca-Cola for 43 years and retired in 2015 as an Account Manager.Beloved husband of Donna Jean Stoltz; loving father of James Stoltz (Michele Frontier), David Stoltz (Christie Morgan) and Shawn (Nicole) Stoltz; cherished grandfather of David Benjamin Stoltz and Sophia Renee Stoltz; dear brother of Eileen Splitt, Barbara Gregrow, Karen Stoltz and Edward Stoltz, Jr.; fond uncle of Robert Splitt and Eileen Splitt; brother-in-law of Kimberly Burnette.As a devoted husband, father, Papa & Poppy, coach, and a dear friend many, Jim will be dearly missed.Visitation Thursday February 8, 3:00 p.m. to 8:00m p.m. at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Rd., (at Northwest Highway) Mount Prospect, IL 60056.

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