Joseph R. Munn, 74

Services Feb. 25

Joseph R. Munn passed away recently at the age of 74. He was a USMC Veteran, member Northern Illinois Veteran’s Club, founder and President of Joseph R. Munn and Associates and R&J Construction; member of the Shriners and Santa Claus Anonymous; beloved husband of Donna M., nee Wilkiel; loving father of Elizabeth (Jason) Bulthuis and Joe (fiancee Erika Zamora) Munn; proud grandfather of Henry Robert Bulthuis; dear brother of the late Harry Munn; fond brother-in-law of Mike (Joanne) and Tom (Pam) Wilkiel and Marilyn (Ron) Gibson and uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 24 from 3-8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. until time of funeral service 11:30 a.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York Road, Elmhurst. Interment Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Hillside. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1801 Meyers Rd., Ste. 100, Oakbrook Terrace, 60181 or Shriners Hospitals for Children – Chicago, Development Office, 2211 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago 60707. Funeral information provided by Gibbons Funeral Home. For more information, call 630-832-0018 or

Pamela Smith, 74

Services March 4

Pamela Ann Smith, nee Streich, of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 74. Beloved wife of Kent Ernest Smith; devoted mother of Julie Ellen (Daniel Jerger) Smith and Stephen Paul Smith; sister of Judith Ellen (Carl Alton) Zimmerman; aunt of Ellen Zimmerman Kircher, Brett Smith, and Brooke May. Pam was a librarian, beautiful pianist and teacher, avid reader, adored her dogs, and loved to travel. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at Bethel United Church of Christ, 315 E. St. Charles Rd., Elmhurst. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be appreciated for the West Suburban Humane Society, 1901 Ogden Ave., Downers Grove, 60515 ( or Shelter Box USA, 8374 Market St., #203, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 ( Arrangements provided by Ahlgrim Funeral Home. For more information, call 630-834-3515 or visit

Dennis Pedote, 47

Services Feb. 24

Dennis Patrick Pedote passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, in Florida at the age of 47. Loving father of Alex, Ryan, Michael and Elise. Loving son of Sheila nee O’Riordan and the late Edward J. Pedote. Dear brother of Frank (Carrie), Kevin, Lisa (Mark) Lawton and Lora (Rick) Wisniewski. Dear uncle of many. Beloved Boyfriend of Andrea King. Family and friends are invited to gather for a memorial visitation on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 3:00-9:00pm at Russo’s Hillside Chapels, 4500 Roosevelt Road, Hillside, Il 60162 (located between Mannheim and Wolf Road) The funeral will follow on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, Family and friends are asked to gather directly at Immaculate Conception Church, 134 Arthur Street, Elmhurst, Il 60126 for a Memorial Mass celebrated promptly at 9:30am. Interment will remain private. For additional information call (708) 449-5300. Please visit Dennis’s personal tribute website at to sign his guestbook. In lieu of flowers donations to the Pedote Children’s Education Fund would be appreciated at

Mary T. Prust, 96

Mary T. Prust nee Kula, recently passed away peacefully at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late Willard; loving mother of Donna Faur, Nancy (Michael) Hogan, William and the late Richard Prust; loving grandmother of Sheri (Greg), John (Kelly), Renee, Michele (Paul), Brian (Jean), Kate (Matt), Joseph (Kathy); great grandmother of Shauna, Alyssa, Michael, Kelley, Jessica, Dani, Nicole, Tyler, Haley, Madden, Liam, Emily, Logan and Madeline; great great-grandmother of Jack, Bella and Bode. Aunt and great aunt of many. Cherished daughter of the late Frank and Amelia Kula nee Kosiski, preceded in death by her siblings, Stanley, Florian, John, Fr. Joseph, Robert Kula and Dorothy Hrupek. Mary had an enormous capacity for love; love of her faith, love for her family, love for her friends and the love of laughter. Services have already been held. Memorials appreciated to the Ray Graham Association or

Richard L. Schorman, 79

Richard L. Schorman, of Villa Park, passed away recently at the age of 79. Beloved husband of Marcia, loving father of Sally (Warren) Kottwitz, Susan (Joe) Richards, Anthony (Dolores) Chantos and Vannessa Dobey; dear grandfather of Douglas (Kelsey) Kottwitz, Lindsey Kottwitz, Jim Richards, Zachary Dobey and Anne Chantos; loving son of the late George and Margaret Schorman; fond brother of Barbara (John) Thompson, the late George, John, Mary, Robert and June, uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Saturday Feb 18, 2017 3:00 p.m. until Services were held on Saturday, Feb. 18 at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave, Villa Park. Interment private. Arrangements provided by Steuerle Funeral Home. For more information, call 630-832-4161 or visits


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