January 15th, 2019 3:23 PM
Marian S. Brennen (nee Soper), 101, of Oak Park and formerly of River Forest, died on Jan. 1, 2019. Born in Chicago on May 17, 1917 to the late Clarence and Esther Soper, she was a lifelong member of her community for 101 years.
January 15th, 2019 3:22 PM
Joanna Bernadine Vanni, 87, of Oak Park, died on Jan. 8, 2019. Born to the late Frank and Mary (Breckenridge) Kirchgessner, she was a graduate of Metamora High School class of 1948, Rosary College (Dominican University) class of 1952, and completed master's level coursework at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago.
January 15th, 2019 3:19 PM
Helen Slivinski, 89, of Oak Park, formerly of Berwyn, died on Jan. 4, 2019. A lifelong learner and educator, she retired as a librarian from Brook Park School in LaGrange Park and afterward volunteered for many years as a Cluster tutor in the Austin neighborhood.
January 15th, 2019 3:18 PM
Elissa Speizman, of Oak Park, died on Jan. 8, 2019. Born on June 3, 1951, she was one of the first female graduates of the University of Wisconsin's MBA program, and a 38-year employee of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy.
January 8th, 2019 2:58 PM
Claire Bataille, 66, died on Dec. 30, 2018 at her Oak Park home. Born on Nov. 6, 1952 in Elmhurst to Joseph and Marie (Bolvin) Bataille, she was a dancer, teacher, choreographer, Pilates instructor and studio director.
January 8th, 2019 2:57 PM
Marguerite Rose Healy (nee Murphy) died on Jan. 2, 2019. She was born on February 4, 1940.
January 8th, 2019 2:53 PM
Leslie W. Brettman Jr., 67, of River Forest died on Dec. 28, 2018. A graduate of Fenwick High School and the University of Southern Mississippi, he was on Dean's list and graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice.
January 8th, 2019 2:52 PM
Ralph Kinzel, 72, an Oak Park resident, died peacefully on Dec. 24, 2018 after suffering from a number of illnesses for many years.
January 8th, 2019 2:50 PM
Margaret (Peg) Puccini (nee Bailey), 75, a longtime resident of Oak Park, died on Dec. 15, 2018 in Pineville, North Carolina where she had resided for the last three years.
January 4th, 2019 11:10 AM
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