Chicago Obituaries

Chicago Obituaries

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  • Monday | via CBS Local 

    Six People Shot, 24 Wounded In Weekend Gun Violence

    CHICAGO - Six people were killed and at least 24 others, including a 13-year-old boy, have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday afternoon, according to police. The most recent fatal shootings happened within minutes and blocks of each other Sunday evening in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side, police said.


  • Monday | via Northwest Herald 

    Weintz Jr., Frederick E.

    Frederick E. Weintz Jr. Born: May 29, 1929; in Chicago, IL Died: May 29, 2015; in McHenry, IL Frederick E. "Fritz" Weintz Jr., of McHenry, passed away Friday, May 29, 2015, his 86th birthday, at Alden Terrace of McHenry surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 29, 1929, in Chicago to Frederick E. Sr. and Marguerite Weintz.


  • Sunday | via Chicago Sun-Times 

    Former Chicago Alderman John Rice Dies

    He died Saturday night at home, said his mentor, former Ald. William J.P. Banks, who sponsored Mr. Rice for his aldermanic post when Banks retired.


  • Sunday May 31 | via Chicago Reader 

    Max Ophuls's five best films

    This weekend, the Music Box wrapped up its series "Weepie Noir: The Dark Side of Women's Pictures" with a 16-millimeter screening of Letter from an Unknown Woman , the great melodrama by master filmmaker Max Ophuls, whose unfortunately brief career yielded one of cinema's richest and most resonant filmographies. He is, of course, known for his baroque style and brilliant long takes, but as Francois Truffaut explained in his obituary of the director, "He was not the virtuoso or the aesthete or the decorative filmmaker he has been called.


  • Sunday May 31 | via Northwest Herald 

    Kernes, Inga B.

    Inga B. Kernes Born: Sept. 17, 1961; in Oak Park, IL Died: May 27, 2015; in Chicago, IL Inga B. Kernes, nee Strand, age 53, of Mt.


  • Friday May 29 | via The Grand Junction Sentinel 

    Death notices, May 30, 2015

    He is survived by his wife Theresa "Tess"; one son, Matthew John of Grand Junction; one daughter, Jennifer Marie Garcia of Fruita; one sister, Sarah Denis of Sagamore Hills, Ohio; and seven grandchildren. Memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 4527, Grand Junction 81501; or the American Lung Association, 55 Wacker Drive, No.


  • Thursday May 28 | via The Daily Record 

    Elden Weckesser

    Elden C. Weckesser, MD, 91, born in Marshallville, Pa., a resident of Fairview, Pa., formerly of Cleveland, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002. Beloved husband of the late Kathryn T. Weckesser; dear father of Jane W. Tuteur of Chicago, Ill., Elizabeth W. Leshner of Richmond, Va., Nancy W. Andersen of Atlanta, Ga., and Mary W. Oas of Erie Pa.; grandfather of eight; great-grandfather of two; and brother of nine, all deceased.


  • Wednesday May 27 | via Chicago Tribune 

    Art Thieme, longtime Chicago folk musician, dies

    Arthur "Art" Thieme earned a reputation as a master of the American folk ballad, often playing the six-string guitar or nine-string banjo. He died Tuesday at the age of 73. Arthur "Art" Thieme earned a reputation as a master of the American folk ballad, often playing the six-string guitar or nine-string banjo.


  • Wednesday May 27 | via 

    Wilmette Obituary: Joan Smith nee Kirchberg, 72

    Joan Smith nee Kirchberg, 72, of Wilmette. Beloved wife of Harry B Smith; loving mother of Sherry Speikers and Blake Smith: proud grandmother of Colin, Beckett, Sloane, and Joni: dear sister of Christopher Kirchberg and Mary Ellen Lipari: devoted daughter of Rita and Richard Sierks; Step Daughter of Donald Kirchberg.


  • Wednesday May 27 | via Marietta Times 

    George W. Nicholas

    The services for George W. Nicholas were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, 1449 N. Quentin Road, Palatine, Ill., with the Very Rev. Alexander Kuchta officiating.


  • Wednesday May 27 | via Northwest Herald 

    Stefanik, Virginia J.

    Virginia J. Stefanik Born: Jan. 12, 1925; in Chicago, IL Died: May 24, 2015; in Woodstock, IL Virginia J. Stefanik, age 90, of Woodstock, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Centegra-Woodstock Hospital. She was born January 12, 1925, in Chicago, to John and Mae VanDerHull.


  • Wednesday May 27 | via Dayton Daily News 

    HASTING Jr., Roy A.

    News Death Notice HASTING, Jr., Roy A. Age 55, departed this life on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. He was born on June 16, 1959 to the late Lucille and Hasting Roy Sr. in Chicago, IL.


  • Tuesday May 26 | via 

    Glenview Obituary: James Patrick McKenna, 73

    James Patrick McKenna, age 73 of Glenview. Retired Highly Decorated Chicago Police Officer, Police Officer of the year 1971, Army Veteran, former Grand Knight, Fr.


  • Monday May 25 | via 

    College of DuPage Football Coach Dies from Fall Off ...

    Caption: Kyle Kirchhoff, 24, of Hanover Park and a second-year football coach for College of DuPage, died from a fall of a catwalk at a Chicago concert venue. A 24-year-old northwest suburban man died after he fell from a catwalk at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood, the Chicago Tribune reported.


  • Sunday May 24 | via Northwest Herald 

    Jones, David J.

    David J. Jones Born: April 19, 1938; in Harvard, IL Died: May 22, 2015; in Woodstock, IL David J. Jones, 77, of Harvard, passed away Friday, May 22, 2015, at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born April 19, 1938, in Harvard to David W. and Kathleen Jones.


  • Thursday May 21 | via Northwest Herald 

    Lapins, Thomas F.

    Thomas F. Lapins Born: Oct. 15, 1931; in Chicago, IL Died: May 17, 2015; in Belleville, IL Thomas F. Lapins, age 83, of Shiloh, Illinois, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Illinois. Thomas was born on October 15, 1931 in Chicago.


  • Wednesday May 20 | via 

    Skokie Obituary: Gail S. Alter nee Jacobson, 72

    Gail S. Alter nee Jacobson, 72. Beloved wife and best friend for 49 years of Bernard S. Alter. Loving mother of Michael Alter and Jeffrey Alter.


  • Tuesday May 19 | via Daily Herald 

    Naperville's Don Wehrli remembered for strong opinio...

    Donald E. "Don" Wehrli was a man with strong opinions and stronger family values, a heart for improving his community and a firsthand knowledge of much of Naperville's history. A former city council member and founder of Naperville Trolley, Wehrli remained active in the city he loved until he died Sunday morning in his sleep after a battle with prostate cancer.


  • Saturday May 16 | via Chicago Tribune 

    Death of woman who fell at UIC reclassified as accident

    The death of a 21-year-old north suburban woman who died early May 8 after plunging from a University of Illinois at Chicago building has been reclassified as an accident after initially being ruled a suicide, officials said. The Cook County medical examiner's office had determined, following an examination May 9, that Yuliya Fedorova, of the 20500 block of Margaret Avenue in Lincolnshire, died of blunt force trauma of the head and neck from a jump from height, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.


  • Thursday May 14 | via New York Daily News 

    B.B. King dead at 89: Legendary blues guitarist pass...

    Blues giant B.B. King, whose six-string genius shaped generations of guitar gods from around the globe, died at home Thursday in Las Vegas, his lawyer said. He was 89. The Mississippi Delta native, born Riley B. King, died peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 p.m., said attorney Brent Bryson.