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Michael Cahill

Nov 05, 1985 - Oct 15, 2023

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Lyons, IL

We are sad to announce the passing of Michael J. Cahill of Lyons, IL. He passed away at the age of 37, on Sunday, October 15, 2023. Services will be announced by the family at a later timeMr. L. R. Nixon and the staff of Williams & Bluitt Funeral Home are honored to serve the Cahill family.

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Willie Young

Aug 02, 1943 - Jan 31, 2024

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Lyons, IL

If tears could build a stairway, and memories were a lane, I would walk right up to heaven and bring you home again. No farewell words were spoken, no time to say good-bye, you were gone before I knew it and only God knows why. My heart still aches in sadness and secrets tears still flow, for what it meant to lose you no one will ever know. To to the family, please

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Richard Frank Toman

May 31, 1938 - Feb 08, 2024

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Lyons, IL

Richard Frank Toman was born into a political family at St. Anthony Hospital in Chicago on May 31, 1938. His father was a County Judge, Justice of the Peace, and Township Collector, and his Uncle John Toman was a Chicago Alderman from the 23rd Ward who later became sheriff. His cousin, Dr. Andrew Toman, who happened to deliver Rick when he was born, became Cook County Coroner and even had a section of the forest preserves located at 26th Street and Des Plaines Avenue named after him. Rick grew up in Berwyn, spending his first few years in a two-flat on Wesley Avenue and later moved to Maple Avenue where he spent the rest of his childhood. His formative years were spent like a typical Berwynite: he witnessed the maiden voyage of the famous Zephyr train as it sped through Berwyn, he was a Cub Scout at the Presbyterian Church on 31st and Home and later on a Boy Scout. He attended school at Irving Elementary and Morton High School. During his time at Irving, he learned to play trumpet and carried his skill on to the senior band in high school, and still plays to this day. 8 5 After high school, he started a job at the Hot Point Plant in Cicero and started his career in real estate working for Joe Pav. In October of 1956, Rick joined the Air Force and was sent to Lackland, Texas for basic training. After graduation, he went to Lowry Air Force Base for weapons training in Denver, Colorado. During the Cold War, Rick was sent to France and eventually sent to Bitburg, Germany. While in Germany, he was assigned to the 388 Fighter Bomber Wing where he lived "on the flight line", living in the airplane hangar so that he could load special weapons onto F100 fighter jets at a moment's notice. Rick spent his free time in the nearby town of Trier, home of the famous Trier Cathedral. In 1960, Rick returned home to his beloved Berwyn. He returned to work at the Hot Point Plant for a short time, then moved to the parent company General Electric as a salesman. Shortly after his return, his father became Township Collector and Rick became Deputy Township Collector. Around the the time, Rick opened his real estate office in Berwyn. He was a member of The young Republicans and gained fame as President of the Riverside Drive improvement association. After 26 years at General Electric, his job was dissolved which prompted him to make a major career move. With the help of his friend Judy Barr Topinka, he secured a job in the Office of the Secretary of State. There, he worked under and built relationships with Secretaries of State: Jim Edgar, George Ryan, and Jessie White, and worked under Governor George Ryan. Rick ran for and won the position of 3rd Ward Alderman and successfully held that job for 26 years, becoming the longest sitting Alderman. When he became Alderman, Berwyn was negatively impacted by the policies of the Chicago Burlington and Quincy Railroad (now known as BNSF). These policies allowed trains to contaminate Berwyn with black smoke and soot that would leave South Berwyn covered in ash. Rick took action to clean Berwyn up and was able to get these policies reversed, dubbing him "The Train Guy" by local newspapers. This title was revived a few years later when he took action and resolved the issue of the Canadian Northern Railroad trains blaring their horns when passing through the community. Not only was Rick passionate about resolving issues caused by trains, he worked to preserve the trees in the community. The Berwyn Life newspaper crowned Rick as the protector of trees for his unprecedented fight to have Berwyn value our trees rather than treat them as a nuisance. They regularly featured comics of Rick on the editorial pages defending the Berwyn trees. Along with these accomplishments, Rick was involved in Cicero's Houby Day Parade in some capacity throughout its 50-year existence and was also a member of the All-Berwyn Committee, the Berwyn Historical Society and part of the Berwyn Beautiful Campaign. Rick married his lovely wife Sandy and moved to their current residence on Clinton Avenue. They have been married for 39 years and she has been at his side through all of his adventures. Rick's post-aldermanic years have been dedicated in service to the community. Since then, he has served as Inspector for the Berwyn Health Department as a Licensed Illinois Health Inspector, and inspector for Berwyn's Community Development Block Grants. In that capacity, he helped residents who could benefit from the no-cost home loan city program. For 12 years he held the position of Police and Fire Commissioner and ran the National Nights-Out Family and Police Festivals during its run in Berwyn. He was also the founder of the Flags for Berwyn project, where the American flag flew down every major Street in Berwyn on every Flag day throughout the year. To this day he regularly consults with City and Township officials, is still interested in improving his cherished 3rd Ward, and is heavily involved with Veteran issues in Berwyn. Beloved husband of Sandra nee Crone; loving father of Ralph (Karen); dear stepfather of Wendy Jones and Debra Greening; fond grandfather of Steven (Linda) Horejs, Chase (Kenhya) Horejs, Dakoda Horejs, Jacob Greening and Rebecca Greening; great grandfather of many. To to the family, please

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Terrance Machulski

Jul 29, 1955 - Feb 06, 2024

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Lyons, IL

We little knew that morning God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, You did not go alone, For part of us went with you, The day God called you home. You left us beautiful memories, Your love is still our guide, And though we cannot see you, You are always by our side. Our family chain is broken, And nothing seems the same, But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again. To to the family, please

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Jessica Salgado

Sep 19, 1986 - Feb 06, 2024

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Lyons, IL

God looked around his garden. And found an empty place, He then looked down upon the earth And saw your tired face. He put his arms around you And lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering He knew you were in pain. He knew that you would never Get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough And the hills were hard to climb. So he closed your weary eyelids And whispered, ‘Peace bethine’. It broke our hearts to lose you But you didn’t go alone, For part of us went with you. The day God called you home. https://gofund.me/0401554f To to the family, please

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Salvador Rodriguez

Sep 22, 1956 - Jan 30, 2024

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Lyons, IL

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Jesus Manuel Martinez

Jul 12, 1971 - Jan 31, 2024

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Lyons, IL

Jesus Manuel Martinez was truly one-of-a-kind. Every person he came in contact with knew within minutes they were experiencing someone distinct. His love of life, humor and fun were constant and could be heard and felt for miles beyond his person. He brought his incredible strength to all his endeavors, from his early life in athletics to his time serving as a Marine and into his career in aviation and serving as union leadership. While he is no longer here in body, his impact and spirit will be forever felt by those that were fortunate enough to know him in any capacity. Manuel was and will forever be loved by his family. His companion, Magda. His children, Brianna, Michael, Brandon and Daniel. His grand-daughter, Xaylee. His moms, Zenaida and Loyda. His closest siblings, Maritza, Katherine, Isa, Sugey, Fernando, Angelito and extending to his vast network of siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and more. To to the family, please

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Michael McCord

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Lyons, IL

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD, Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, one belonging to him, and the other to the LORD. When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life. This really bothered him and he questioned the LORD about it. "LORD, you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints, I don't understand why you would leave me when I needed you most." The LORD replied, "My precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you." To to the family, please

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Francisco Garza

Dec 18, 1932 - Jan 30, 2024

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Lyons, IL

Dios miró al jardín y vio un lugar vacio. Luego él miró hacia abajo sobre la tierra y vió su rostro cansado. El pusó sus brazos hacia usted y lo levantó a descansar. En el jardín de Dios tiene que ser precioso porque él solo se lleva lo mejor. él sabía que el camino estaba cada momento mas aspero, y las Colinas eran dificil de alcanzar. Así que él cerró sus cansados párpados y susurrus "La Paz Sea Contigo." Rompió nuestros corazones al perderte pero usted no se fué solo; Pues parte de nosotros se fué con usted el día que Dios le llamó a su casa. To to the family, please

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Alicia Lopez

Jun 14, 1957 - Jan 27, 2024

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Lyons, IL

Padre nuestro que estás en los cielos, santificado sea tu nombre; venga a nosotros tu reino; Hágase tu voluntad en la tierra como en el cielo. Danos hoy nuestro pan de cada día; perdona nuestras ofensas como también nosotros perdonamos a los que nos; y no nos dejes caer en la tentación, y líbranos del mal. ¡Amén! To to the family, please

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Rito Napoles

May 22, 1953 - Jan 25, 2024

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Lyons, IL

No te pongas triste por mi ausencia, No me he ido de tu lado, Simplemente ahora no me puedes ver como antes, Ni puedes oír mi voz, Pero estoy contigo a toda hora, En cada latido de tu corazón… Cuando te sientas solo alza tu mirada al cielo, No importa si es de día o de noche, Allí estaré viéndote siempre… To to the family, please

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