January 2nd, 2018 11:55 AM
Lorraine M. McMahon (nee Kallas), 89, of Burr Ridge, formerly of Brookfield and Oak Park, died on Dec. 24, 2017. She was the wife of George L.; the mother of Patrick McMahon; sister-in-law of Lorene Murray and the late Mary Mizingia, Edward McMahon, Jim McMahon and Joan McMahon; and the aunt of many nieces and nephews.
December 26th, 2017 6:00 AM
Updated: Jan. 3rd, 2018 1:36 PM
In the past 12 months, we said goodbye to many who contributed to the tapestry that is Oak Park and River Forest. Here is a small sample of those we miss:
Patricia McNally (nee Ruane), 90, died on Dec. 17, 2017 in Oak Park. Born on April 18, 1927 in Chicago to James and Beatrice Ruane, she was a member of the 19th Century Club, the Oak Park-River Forest Infant Welfare Society, and a regular volunteer at the Oak Park Economy Shop.
Dominican University lost a guiding light with the death of Sister Mary Clemente Davlin, OP on Dec. 19. Sr. Clemente died at the age of 88 at St. Dominic Villa in Hazel Green, Wisconsin.
December 19th, 2017 12:24 PM
James J. McClure Jr., 97, of Evanston, formerly of Oak Park, died on Dec. 17, 2017. Born on Sept. 23, 1920, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II. An attorney, he served as president of the village of Oak Park from 1973 to 1981, during a critical period as the village transitioned into a more racially diverse community.
December 19th, 2017 12:20 PM
Ronald T. "Ron" Nelson, 86, of River Forest, died peacefully on Dec. 17, 2017, with his wife Eileen and family by his side. The only son of Frank T. and Marie Nelson (Ostrowski), he grew up in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago, where he learned the importance of hard work, perseverance, trust, honesty and decency, lessons he practiced and lived every day of his life.
December 19th, 2017 12:19 PM
Matthew John Ivaska, 47, of Elmwood Park and formerly of River Forest, died on Dec. 9, 2017 after a courageous year-long battle with cancer.
December 19th, 2017 12:14 PM
Antoinette (Toni) Cesario (nee Fox), 69, of Oak Park, died on Dec. 7, 2017 following a courageous battle with cancer. Born on Aug. 14, 1948, Antoinette was the daughter of Cecilia and the late Warren Fox; the mother of Michael (Pam) Cesario and Kimberly (Michael) Surges; the life-partner of Steven Reilly; the sister of Susan (Robert) Whittie; the grandmother of Robyn, Donnie, Mehgan, Salena, Connor and Ashley; and the aunt of many nieces and nephews.
December 19th, 2017 12:12 PM
Elizabeth Moore Lympany, 84, of Oak Park, formerly of Indian Head Park, died on Dec. 11, 2017 at the Oak Park Arms in Oak Park.
December 12th, 2017 12:24 PM
Lynn "Carolyn" McClure, 89, of Evanston, formerly of Oak Park, died on Nov. 23, 2017.
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