Obituaries

Katherine M. Orlof

Katherine M. Orlof, 94, of Elmhurst for 41 years, passed away August 6, 2017. Dear  daughter of the late Mary and John Sr.; fond sister of the late Jane, Irene, Joseph and John (Mildred); aunt of Karen (Richard) Mitacek, Susan Engh, Jennifer Hunt and Kevin Orlof; great aunt of many […]

 
 

Grace Eloise (Cutler) Pottor, 96

Grace Eloise (Cutler) Pottor, 96

Age 96, passed away on August 4, 2017 at Alden Memory Care in Aurora; she will be forever missed by her family and friends, but she can now rest in a more peaceful and beautiful place. Born on May 18, 1921, to the late John Frederick Cutler and Edith Hilda […]

 
 

Ronald J. Kassal, 79

Ronald J. Kassal, age 79, Air Force Veteran, resident of Elmhurst for over 45 years; former owner of Kassal Lawn Maintenance; beloved husband of Hilda, nee Koch, for over 57 years; loving father of Kurt and Tammy Kassal, Andrea (Dave) Zable and Todd Kassal; proud grandfather of Brian, Cameron, Josh […]

 
 

Paul D. Vail, 59

Paul D. Vail, 59, of Elmhurst, passed away suddenly on July 28, 2017 as a result of a motorcycle accident. Paul was the devoted son of Bobbie Vail Babb and the late Paul C. Vail; loving brother of Daniel (Georgette) Klein, John C. (the late Linda) Vail, Bill Vail and […]

 
 

Rosemary A. Donovan, 89

Rosemary A. Donovan, nee Newell, of Glen Ellyn, formerly of Villa Park, passed away recently at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late Frank, loving mother of Daniel (Judy), Mary Lou Dunkovich, James (Kathy), Tom Donovan the late Carol Anne Coomans and Susan (Terry) Kane, dear grandmother of […]

 
 

John E. Tuzak, 26

Memorial Visitation Thursday John E. Tuzak, of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 26. He was the dear son of Tom Jr. and Jean; brother of Renee; grandson of Lena (the late Thomas Sr.) Tuzak and the late Edward (Marcella) Duklewski; nephew of many aunts and uncles; cousin […]

 
 

Kathleen Graham, 68

Kathleen “Kathy” Graham, nee Clark, a longtime resident of Elmhurst, passed away in her home on July 12, 2017, at the age 68.  Loving wife of the late Ian Graham of Kilmarnock, Scotland, they enjoyed 29 very happy years together.  Kathy was born April 25, 1949, in Chicago to the […]

 
 

John D. Tanis

Former music director at Epiphany Lutheran John Tanis, of Rensselaer, Ind., died on July 7, 2017, in Lafayette, Ind.  John was Music Director at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Elmhurst for 20 years and founder of the Elmhurst Children’s Choir.  John retired from Lincolnwood Elementary School in Evanston after a long […]

 
 

Thomas E. Loftus, 72

Thomas E. Loftus, of Addison, formerly of Westchester, passed away recently at the age of 72. Loving father of Samantha (Randy) Posluszny; proud grandfather of Elayna; beloved fiance of Chelle O’Connell; dear brother of John “Jack” Loftus; former husband of Susan Loftus. Funeral chapel service was held Friday, July 14 […]

 
 

Steven F. Wojnicki, 27

Steven F. Wojnicki, of Burr Ridge, formerly of Elmhurst, died suddenly at home June 22, 2017 at the age of 27.  Private services were held June 26 at Adolf Funeral Home, Ltd. in Willowbrook.  Steven was a 2008 graduate of York High School in Elmhurst, an Eagle Scout, a member […]