June 19th, 2018 3:27 PM
Irene Garamoni, 100, who was born in Oak Park, died on May 23, 2018 at her daughter's home in Alexandria, Virginia. She lived in Oak Park and River Forest until 2011. Born on April 14, 1918, the daughter of Julius Breneisen and Mathilde Bedard, she graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School in 1936, and married Michael Garamoni in 1944.
June 19th, 2018 3:26 PM
Robert (Bud) F. Ragalie, 30, of River Forest and Oak Park, died on June 15, 2018. He was a casualty of the opioid epidemic.
June 19th, 2018 3:24 PM
Michael "Mike" Joseph Sokolik, 67, died peacefully at his Oak Park home on June 15, 2018. Born on July 29, 1950 in Fort Madison, Iowa to Jerome and Bernice Sokolik, the oldest of eight children, he earned his B.A. in Psychology from St. Ambrose University, where he was active in social justice and politics.
June 12th, 2018 11:56 AM
William R. O'Toole, 79, of River Forest, died on June 10, 2018. Born on Feb. 4, 1939, he began his career at Merchants National Bank in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
June 12th, 2018 11:53 AM
Peter Stuart Schilke, 57, U.S. Navy commander (retired), of Gales Ferry, Connecticut, formerly of Oak Park, died suddenly on May 19, 2018, surrounded by his family.
June 5th, 2018 10:07 AM
Scott M. Wright, 82, of Oak Park, died on May 22, 2018. Born on July 1, 1935 in Chicago, he was the brother of Patricia (Thomas) Jurczak, Stephanie (James) Lupo, Barbara Wright, and the late Ronald (Linda) and Randy (Shirley) Wright;
June 5th, 2018 10:05 AM
Elaine M. Sorber, RN, 65, of Oak Park, died on May 24, 2018 at Loyola University Medical Center. Born in 1953 in Euclid, Ohio to Kenneth and Helen Mog, she worked her way through St. John College/Ursuline at factory jobs and graduated from Ursuline with her nursing degree.
June 5th, 2018 10:04 AM
Cecil Duane Coghill, 93, of LaGrange, formerly of Oak Park, died on June 1, 2018. Born on Sept. 6, 1924, he was a proud World War II and Korean War veteran and the recipient of two Bronze Stars, a Combat Infantry Badge.
June 5th, 2018 9:58 AM
Diane B. Gerrmann, 75, of Crest Hill, a former longtime resident of Oak Park, died on May 27, 2018. Born in Chicago on Aug. 20, 1942 to the late Raymond and Mary Trapp, she was raised in Downers Grove and graduated from Downers Grove High School (now Downers Grove North) in 1961.
May 29th, 2018 12:34 PM
Robert Sidney "Bob" Lefley III, 87, died peacefully at his home in Holland, Michigan on May 13, 2018. Born and raised in River Forest, he was the only child of Robert and Edna Lefley.
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