Miroslav Andrew Simo

Miroslav Andrew Simo, age 79, of Riverside. Former owner of New Archery Products. Beloved husband of Cherie A. Simo, nee Gregory; fond father of Steven A. Simo and Melanie A. (John) Maxwell; dear grandfather of Jack Maxwell, Sasha Maxwell, Roman Maxwell and Hunter Maxwell; brother of Millie McComb; uncle of Don McComb and David McComb. Visitation Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Lying instate Wednesday, May 24, 2017, from 10:30 A.M. to Time of Service 11 A.M. at Christ Church of Oak Brook, 31st Street & York Road, Oak Brook, IL 60521. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Martin “Marty” Skaritka

American FlagMartin “Marty” Skaritka, age 91 of Westmont formerly of Stickney. US Marine WWII Veteran. Beloved husband of the late LaVergne Skaritka, nee Lunak; loving father of Eileen (Rich) Kocourek and Linda (Bob) Almady; dear grandfather of Keith (Erin) Almady, Nicole Almady, Kevin Almady and Lauren (Sean) Gagnon; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday, December 11, 2016, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 W. 31st St., Brookfield, IL 60513. Lying in State Monday, December 12, 2016, 9:30 A.M. to Time of Service 10:30 A.M. at Sts. Peter & Paul Lutheran Church, 250 Woodside Road, Riverside, IL 60546. Interment Bohemian National Cemetery. Information at 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

James M. Greene

American FlagJames M. Greene, age 87, of Riverside, Army Veteran Korean War. Beloved husband of 63 years to Margaret M. Greene, nee Hefferon; fond father of Kathleen (John) Zydek and Mary (Ken) Mottet; dear grandfather of Christopher Schultz; great grandfather of Tyler; dear brother of Barbara Greene, uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday, November 6, 2016, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Monday, November 7, 2016, 10:00 A.M. to Time of Service 10:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. Past Commander, Ted Knusman Amvets Post 13 – Past Commander Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County – Past Commander Combined Veterans Association of Illinois – devoted 55 year volunteer at Hines Veterans Hospital in Maywood. Past President St. Thomas Aquinas School Board (Austin neighborhood Chicago) 65 year member local 134 IBEW (and past Shop Steward) Recipient of CVA “Person of the Year” Award. Recipient of Illinois Amvet of the Year Award. Recipient of Four Chaplains Award. Medal of Service and Valor presented during South Korea revisit in 1986. Survived by many valiant American Veteran Brothers (and Sisters) in arms. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Fisher House at Hines Hospital Maywood, IL. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com “I thought you would like to know.”

Marlene J. Slifka, nee Godsel

Marlene J. Slifka, nee Godsel, age 77, of Riverside. Beloved wife of the late Robert Edward Slifka; loving mother of Suzanne (Gordon) Marsh; dear grandmother of Molly Marsh and Finnegan Marsh; fond sister of Eileen (the late Jerry) Buric; sister-in-law of the late Rosemarie (Kenneth) Zolecke, Eleanore (Louis) Lewis and Dorothy Slifka; aunt of Marlene (Mark) Searle and Scott (Jennifer) Buric. Visitation Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Wednesday, August 17 , 2016, 8:15 A.M. to 8:45 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield. Funeral Wednesday, 8:45 A.M. to St. Mary’s Church, Riverside. Mass 9:30 A.M. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Shirley A. Wood, nee Small

Shirley A. Wood, nee Small, age 82, of La Grange Park. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth E. Wood; fond mother of Deborah (Dave) Bark, Kenneth (Pam) Wood II, Michael (Tam) Wood and Susan (Lawrence) Kusch; dear grandmother of Donna (Daniel) Laboda, Tara (Sam) Hergott, Amy (Joe) Simonetti, Kendra (Tom) Cannarozzo, David (Katrina) Bark, Kenny (Kelly) Wood, Ryan Wood and Katy Kusch; great-grandmother of Samuel Simonetti, Michael Cannarozzo, Madeline Laboda, Ben Hergott, Ashley Laboda, Gianna Simonetti, KJ Wood, Matthew Hergott and Keegan Wood; aunt of many nieces and nephews. Shirley embraced life as a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She was a steward of her church, Sts. Peter and Paul Lutheran Church in Riverside. In her later years she lovingly tended to her mother and husband before their deaths. Shirley cherished her expanding family and dedicated herself to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Although her voice has been silenced the love in her heart continues to resound for all her family and friends to hear. Visitation Sunday, April 24, 2016, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Lying In State Monday, April 25, 2016, 9:30 A.M. to Time of Service 10 A.M. at Sts. Peter and Paul Lutheran Church, 250 Woodside Road, Riverside, IL 60546. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials appreciated to: Sts. Peter and Paul Lutheran Church, 250 Woodside Road, Riverside, IL 60546. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Moses “Moe” Canchola

Moses “Moe” Canchola, age 86, of Riverside formerly of Chicago passed away on January 20, 2016. Beloved husband of Joan Canchola, nee Kristof for 60 years; fond father of Gail (Mike) Walsh and Alicia (Tom) Benson; dear grandfather of Danny and Matt Walsh; survived by only living brother Gilbert Canchola; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Saturday, January 30, 2016, from 11 A.M. to Time of Service 3 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 W. 31st St., Brookfield, IL 60513. Interment Private. Moe was a printing manager of Certified Grocers for 35 years. Moe was an avid golfer, musician and enjoyed playing at many clubs in Chicago. Information at 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

JoAnn L. Immekus, nee Mitchell

JoAnn L. Immekus, nee Mitchell, age 78, of Riverside. Loving wife of the late Charles E. Bates and John E. Immekus; precious mom of Mark (Debbie) Bates, J.J. Bates, Jeff (Jean) Bates, Jen (the late Kevin) Reynolds, Paul (Kimberly) Bates, Julie Bates and Joe Bates; dearest grandmother of Matt Bates, Peter (Diana) Bates, Jessica Bates, Nathan Bates, Luke Bates, Collette (Matt) Jurek, Katelyn Reynolds and Cory Reynolds. JoAnn spent much of her life devoted to her children and grandchildren. She was a medical transcriptionist for Loyola for 25 years and loved to travel the world. Visitation Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Thursday, November 19, 2015, 9 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL. Funeral Thursday 9:30 A.M. to St. Louise de Marillac Church, La Grange Park. Mass 10 A.M. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.  Please omit flowers.  Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Casey “Casper” Orvidas

American FlagCasey “Casper” Orvidas, age 87, of Riverside, IL. US Army Korean War Veteran. Beloved husband of Shirley, nee Spaitis; loving father of Edward (Mary Ann) Orvidas, Judy (Stephen) Pagliuca and Laura (Barrett) Orvidas-Adams; dear grandfather of Jenny (Edward) Orvidas-Kasaga, Joe (Felicia) Pagliuca, Joe Orvidas, Stephanie Pagliuca, Jesse Pagliuca, Nick Pagliuca, Casey Adams and Carolyn Adams; dear great grandfather of Ella Pagliuca; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Monday, October 19, 2015, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 9 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 W. 31st St., Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral Tuesday 9:30 A.M. to St. Marys Church, Riverside. Mass 10 A.M. Interment St. Casimir Cemetery. Information at 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Elyse Anne Geldermann-Pesola

Elyse Anne Geldermann-Pesola, age 56, of Brookfield. Beloved wife of Michael Pesola, Sr.; fond daughter of Thomas A. Geldermann and Joan Geldermann, nee McHugh; loving God mother of Kathryn Geldermann, Michael (Emily) Williams, Hannah Geldermann, Lucy Happ and Bobby Murphy; loving step mother of Jason (Keri) Pesola, Joel Pesola, Michael (April) Pesola, Jr., Jessica Pesola and Nicholas Pesola; dear grandmother of six; dear sister of James J. (Vera) Geldermann, Nancy (David) Williams, Janet (James) Happ, Thomas G. Geldermann, Stephen R. (Carolyn) Geldermann, Katherine (Robert) Murphy and Robert (Dana) Geldermann; dear aunt of twenty four nieces and nephews. Visitation Wednesday July 29, 2015, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Thursday July 30, 2015, 9 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 W. 31st St., Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral Thursday 9:30 A.M. to St. Mary’s Church, Riverside. Mass 10 A.M. Interment St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Lake Geneva, WI. Information at 708-485-2000 or www.HItzemanFuneral.com

John W. Petrovicz

John W. Petrovicz, age 69, of Broadview formerly of Brookfield. Vietnam War Veteran. Fond sister of Marian (Lyle Stock) Petrovich and Marjorie McFarland, uncle of Michael Stock, Andrew Stock, Michelle Wood and the late Cheryl (Reg) LaCour, Nephew of Louise Petrovich, Susan Pettigrew and Ernest Vlk. Funeral and Interment Private Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Riverside-Brookfield High School Graduate. Arrangment by Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com