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Sara Smith

Jan 20, 1945 - Dec 02, 2023

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Chicago, IL

"Sara Smith of Chicago, Illinois passed away on Dec 2, 2023. Her loved ones are composing her obituary, which you will be able to read here. "

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Lydia Martinez

Dec 19, 1940 - Mar 02, 2024

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Chicago, IL

Lydia Martinez,83, of Chicago, Illinois, passed away on Saturday, March 2. 2024.Visitation will be held at 5pm, Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at Alvarez Funeral Directorslocated at 2500 N. Cicero Ave. Chicago, IL.The funeral services will be held at 9:30am on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at Ss.Genevieve and Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Parish. St. Genevieve is located at: 4835 WAltgeld St, Chicago, IL 60639.Burial will follow the funeral at Eden Memorial Park Cemetery at approximately 11:30amAddress: 9851Irving Park Rd, Schiller Park, ILFuneral arrangements are being handled by Alvarez Funeral Directors.Lydia Martinez was born in El Rancho del Aguacate in Zacatecas, Mexico on December19, 1940.She never married, but as God is our witness was the Godmother of many, manychildren.Lydia Martinez, worked at Progressive Bronze, Inc. for over 30 years. She was a hardworker and proud of the religious artifacts she helped bring to life.When she was well, she never missed going to church and then going back home forthe daily gossip. She enjoyed just being with her family.Lydia is survived now by her brother Arnulfo and her beautiful sisters Leonor, Dolores,Angelina and her baby sister Margarita.Lydia is preceded in death by her father Sebastian Martinez, mother Zenaida Ramirez,brother Adalberto Martinez and nephew Ernesto Armenta Jr.The Family of Lydia Martinez wishes to thank everyone for their prayers andcondolences.“Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is adream – realise it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is Love – enjoy it.”- Sai BabaMay God Bless you!.......................Lydia Martínez, de 83 años, de Chicago, Illinois, falleció el sábado 2 de marzo de 2024.El velorio se llevará a cabo a las 5 p. m., el martes 5 de marzo de 2024, en ÁlvarezFuneral Directors ubicado en 2500 N. Cicero Ave. Chicago, IL.Los servicios funerarios se llevarán a cabo a las 9:30 am del miércoles 6 de marzo de2024 en la Parroquia Santa Genoveva y Stanislaus. St. Genoveva está ubicado en:4835 W Altgeld St, Chicago, IL 60639.El entierro seguirá al funeral en el cementerio Eden Memorial Park aproximadamente alas 11:30 a.m.Los arreglos funerarios están a cargo de Álvarez Funeral Directors.Lydia Martínez nació en El Rancho del Aguacate en Zacatecas, México el 19 dediciembre de 1940.Ella nunca se casó, pero tenemos a Dios por testigo que fue madrina de muchísimos,pero muchísimos hijos.Lydia Martínez, trabajó en Progressive Bronze, Inc. por más de 30 años. Trabajabaduro y estaba orgullosa de los artefactos religiosos que ayudó a dar vida.Cuando estaba bien, nunca dejaba de ir a la iglesia para luego regresar a casa paraplaticar de las nueva novedades con la familia. Le gustaba simplemente estar con sufamilia.A Lydia ahora le sobreviven su hermano Arnulfo y sus hermosas hermanas Leonor,Dolores, Angelina y su hermanita Margarita.A Lydia le precedieron en la muerte su padre Sebastián Martínez, su madre ZenaidaRamírez, su hermano Adalberto Martínez y su sobrino Ernesto Armenta Jr.La Familia de Lydia Martínez desea agradecer a todos por sus oraciones ycondolencias."La vida es una canción, cántala. La vida es un juego, juégala. La vida es un desafío:enfréntalo. La vida es un sueño, hazlo realidad. La vida es un sacrificio: ofrécelo. Lavida es amor, disfrútala”.- Sai Baba¡Que Dios los bendiga!

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Ramon Ramos

Jun 11, 1920 - Feb 02, 2024

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Chicago, IL

Ramon Ramos, a cherished patriarch, and beacon of love, passed away peacefully at his home in Chicago, Illinois, on February 2, 2024, at the venerable age of 103. Born on June 11, 1920, in the beautiful town of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, Ramon's life was a testament to enduring love, faith, and the strength of family.The son of Maria Valle-Rios and Bernie Ramos-Mercado, Ramon grew up surrounded by a large and loving family, which included his siblings Tonya, Esperanza, Monserrate, Juan, Mercedes, Ana, Catalina, and Margarita Ramos. His early life in Aguadilla laid the foundation for the man he would become, one who valued community, tradition, and the bonds of kinship.Ramon's heart belonged to his beloved wife, Maria Ramos (née Acevedo), whom he married at La Iglesia San Carlos Borromeo in their hometown. Their union was a remarkable journey of love and companionship that spanned 75 years until Maria's passing. Together, they raised two sons, James Joseph and Wilfredo John Ramos, who brought them much joy and pride. The legacy of their love continued to flourish through their grandchildren, Jamie M. McCollum, Jayne E. Brantley, Wilfredo P. Ramos Jr., and James J. Ramos Jr., as well as through the many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren who filled Ramon's life with laughter and purpose.Professionally, Ramon was known for his dedication and craftsmanship. He began his career as a candy maker at Euclid Candy in New York before moving to Chicago, where he continued to sweeten lives with his confections. Later, he applied his meticulous skills as a spray painter at an advertising posters company. Ramon also embraced entrepreneurship as a self-employed coco helado vendor, He was known as "The Coco Man" serving his community with a smile and a treat to beat the heat.Beyond his work, Ramon was deeply involved in his church, St. Sylvester Catholic Church, where he served as an usher and Eucharistic Minister with the Caballeros de San Juan. His commitment to his faith was unwavering, and he lived his life as a testament to his beliefs. Though his awards, honors, and special achievements were too numerous to list, it was his everyday acts of kindness and his unwavering faith that truly defined his character.Ramon was the epitome of a loving, faith-filled, and kind individual. His warm presence and gentle spirit touched the lives of everyone he met. He was a man who found joy in simple pleasures, who cherished every moment with his family, and whose faith guided him through life's trials and triumphs.As we say farewell to Ramon Ramos, we celebrate a life well-lived, a legacy of love that will continue to inspire generations to come. He has left an indelible mark on the hearts of his family, friends, and community. Though he may have departed from this earthly realm, his spirit remains a guiding light, reminding us of the power of faith, the importance of family, and the enduring strength of love.Ramon's memory will be forever cherished, and his life's story will be recounted with admiration and affection. He now rests peacefully, reunited with his beloved Maria and the family members who preceded him in passing. Ramon Ramos's journey on earth has concluded, but the impact of his century-spanning life will resonate for years to come.<br/><br/>(The draft text of this obituary was generated using artificial intelligence technology)

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Irene Josephine Pakos

Feb 26, 1951 - Mar 03, 2024

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Chicago, IL

Irene Josephine Pakos, 73, of Chicago. Dear daughter of the late John Frank and Irene Pakos; fond sister of Mary Pakos, the late John Anthony Pakos, and the late George Joseph Pakos. Irene is also survived by numerous cousins.Visitation, Friday, March 8th, from 3-8 PM at Knollcrest Funeral Home, 1500 S. Meyers Rd. (3 blks. So. of Roosevelt Rd.) Funeral Saturday, March 9th, 9:00 AM from the funeral home to Visitation Catholic Church, 779 S. York Rd., Elmhurst for 10:00 AM. Masses requested. Interment Resurrection Catholic Cemetery

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Roger L Carlson

Jun 25, 1932 - Feb 28, 2024

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Chicago, IL

Roger L Carlson, beloved husband, father, grandfather and community leader, passed away peacefully on February 28, 2024, at the age of 91. Born in Rockford, IL, to Roy and Marguerite Carlson on June 25th, 1932. He spent his life dedicated to family, service, and travel. Roger was a pillar of our community, known for his unwavering commitment to helping others. As a retired investment advisor, he touched countless lives through his passion for working with his clients, improving the lives of others and dedicating time with his family. Education was a core principle of Rogers life. In 1994, he began working to bring literacy to underprivileged children in the Chicago community through Working in the Schools (WITS) impacted multiple families. His thirst for knowledge brought him to all parts of the world and led to a broader perspective of cultures and desire to help others through his steadfast work in education and helping others. He believed in the power of literature to shape minds and hearts. Roger enjoyed being outdoors hunting, fishing, birding, reading classic novels, discussing world events and researching his lineage. His legacy lives on in the lives he touched, the friends he made, and the stories he shared. Roger is survived by his partner in life Virginia Carlson, their four children, Karin, Brett (Laura), Kent (Marina) and Ellen, and nine grandchildren Brock Maddox, Mason Maddox, Grant Maddox, Grace Carlson, Brooke Carlson, Steele Carlson, Price Carlson, Alexandra Carlson and Jason Carlson. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the beginning of April 2024. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Central Chapel, Chicago, IL. Please visit ROGER CARLSON book of memories. To express your thoughts or memories in the online guest book, visit http://WWW.CHAPELC.COM or FACEBOOK.COM/FUNERALMC. For information 773 268-0703 or 773 581-9000.

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Gloria Bandemer (Dineen)

Jul 22, 1936 - Mar 02, 2024

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Chicago, IL

Gloria Bandemer (Dineen) 87, lifelong Canaryville resident and parishioner of St. Gabriel Church, passed away on March 2, 2024, surrounded by family and loved ones. Beloved daughter of the late William Sr. and Ann Dineen (Ryan); loving mother of the late Sharon Bandemer, late Daniel Jr. (Sandy) Bandemer, late James “Cocoa” Bandemer, Donna (Pat, CFD) Galvin, and Jody (Robert) Connolly; cherished grandmother and great-grandmother to many; dearest sister of the late William Jr. (late Beryl) Dineen, Charles, retired CFD (Mary Jo) Dineen, Mary Ellen (Daniel) Pegausch, and Richard (Kathy) Dineen; also survived by numerous fond nieces and nephews. Visitation at McInerney Central Chapel, 4635 S. Wallace Street, Chicago, IL 60609 on Friday, March 8, 2024 3-8 pm. Funeral Saturday, March 9, 2024 9:15 am at funeral home, to St. Gabriel Church for a 10 am Mass of Christian Burial. Cremation following in accordance with her wishes. Please visit GLORIA BANDEMER book of memories. To express your thoughts or memories in the online guest book, visit http://WWW.CHAPELC.COM or FACEBOOK.COM/FUNERALMC. For information 773 268-0703 or 773 581-9000.

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Luis Garcia Castro

Feb 08, 1946 - Mar 03, 2024

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Chicago, IL

Luis Garcia Castro, March 3, 2024, beloved husband of the late Silvia Terrones and cherished dad of Luis Castro, Rebecca (Michael) Rodriguez and Andrew (Dominica) Castro. Adored grandfather of Kierra, Sarai, Nicolas, Nayeli, Noah, Mylea, Ariellah and great grandfather of Adrian and Benjamin. Luis was a devoted brother to his brothers and sisters, and loved by his nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rafael Castro and Gennieve Garcia. Luis was a Green Bay Packers and KC chiefs football fan. He loved sports, especially football and boxing. Luis enjoyed spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren. Memorial Visitation and Celebration of Life Services will be held at Central Chapel 6158 S. Central, Chicago, where family and friends will gather on Saturday, March 9, 2024 from 1 to 6 p.m. Please visit LUIS GARCIA CASTRO BOOK OF MEMORIES. To express your thoughts or memories in the online guest book, visit www.chapelc.com or www.facebook.com/centralchapel. Info., 773 581 9000.

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Igor Vaynshteyn

May 11, 1959 - Feb 28, 2024

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Chicago, IL

Igor Vaynshteyn, age 64. Beloved husband of Yelena, nee Zakutnik; loving father of Michael and Dmitriy, dear brother of Boris (Alla) Vaynshteyn; devoted son of the late Issak (Igor) and Fira (Mintz) Vaynshteyn. Graveside Funeral Monday March 4th at the Star of David section of Ridgelawn Cemetery, 5736 N. Pulaski Ave., Chicago. Family and friends who cannot attend the funeral can watch it on Igor’s webpage on www.mitzvahfunerals.com. Arrangements by Mitzvah Memorial Funerals, 630-MITZVAH 630-648-9824

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Carlos Lima

Jul 30, 1957 - Feb 20, 2024

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Chicago, IL

"Carlos Lima, un querido hermano, falleció el martes 20 de febrero a la edad de sesenta y seis años. Hijo de Antonio y Catalina Lima, nació en Guatemala, y fue conocido cariñosamente como Calin. Entre sus atributos más notables, estaban su ética de trabajo y devoción a Dios. Con profundo dolor lo participan sus hermanos, hermanas, sobrinos y sobrinas. Su cuerpo será velado el domingo 3 de marzo de la 1 p.m. a las 5 p.m. en Fullerton Funeral Home (5735 W. Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL, 60639). Tendremos un programa que comenzará aproximadamente a las 2 p. m., agradecemos su presencia. El lunes 4 de marzo, sus restos mortales serán enterrados en Concordia Cemetery a las 11 a.m. El cortejo fúnebre saldrá del Fullerton Funeral Home a las 10 a.m. Juan 11:25 Le dijo Jesús: Yo soy la resurrección y la vida; el que cree en mí, aunque esté muerto, vivirá. Carlos Lima (affectionately known as Calin), a beloved brother, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, at the age of sixty-six. He was born in Guatemala to Antonio and Catalina Lima. Among his most notable attributes, were his work ethic and devotion to God. Carlos is survived by his siblings, nephews, and nieces. Visitation will be on Sunday, March 3, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Fullerton Funeral Home (5735 W. Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL, 60639). We will have a program starting approximately at 2 p.m., please join us. On Monday, March 4, his remains will be buried at Concordia Cemetery at 11 a.m. The funeral procession will leave Fullerton Funeral Home at 10 a.m. John 11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:"

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Evelyn Diaz

Sep 08, 1953 - Feb 20, 2024

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Chicago, IL

"Evelyn Diaz passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at age 70 in Chicago, Illinois. She was born on September 8, 1953 in Manati Puerto Rico to Blanca and Angel Manuel Diaz. Evelyn is survived by her children Wanda Ivette (the manager in the family \u0026amp; confidant), Julissa (the pea to her pod especially in personalities) and Bianca Marie (her spoiled baby); her son-in-law Danny, who spoiled her with anything she desired; 2 grandsons Andrew and Adrian (the light of her eyes that did no wrong); 5 sibling Merida, Carmen Lydia, Sandra, Eddie and Tato. She expressed pride in all her beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews (which are too many to name). She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Manuel and Mon. During the last 2 years she faced her biggest health battles, beating cancer, the impairment of her vision and the ups and downs of her COPD. During all of her trials and tribulations she did not once complain about her health, she trusted the Lord with all her heart. She made sure we found a way to watch Sunday services at home or when hospitalize via Facebook Live. As soon as she felt a little better, she made sure that Wanda or her grandsons would take her to serve the Lord, followed by a trip to Wendy’s for her Biggie bag. Evelyn departed her earthly body and began her transition as an ancestor. We are all grateful to have been a part of her beautiful life and praise God for loaning her to us. Evelyn’s memory will last forever in the hearts of her daughters, family and friends."

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Robert J Hezinger

Aug 20, 1981 - Feb 10, 2024

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Chicago, IL

"Robert J Hezinger born August 20, 1981, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Chicago, IL on February 10, 2024, at the age of 42. Robert leaves behind 3 children RJ, Kevin, and his stepdaughter Nikki. He is survived by his fiance Catherine and siblings John (Angela), Michael, Sherry, Kimberly (Heather), and Robert Rose (Kristi) as well as several cousins, nieces, and nephews. Robert has joined his parents John and Kathleen in heaven. Rob was the person who always had your back. His family relied on his generosity for everything. He was known to be a jack of all trades. His sons are already showing the same passion he had for helping others, especially family. Visitation is Friday, February 16, 2024, from 4:00pm - 8:00pm at Fullerton Funeral Home, 5735 W. Fullerton Ave. Chicago, IL 60639. Graveside service will be Saturday, February 17, 2024, at 10:00am at Belvidere Cemetery, 1121 Main St. Belvidere, IL 61008."

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