Saturday, April 6, 2013
Visitation and funeral arrangements have been set for Loeber, who will be remembered for his love of books and records. Share your remembrances of the Tinley Park resident.
The following obituary was submitted by Vandenberg Funeral Home: Wilfried A. Loeber, age 67, late of Tinley Park, IL. Beloved husband of Joan (née Myszkewicz). Loving father of Christine Loeber, Katherine Loeber and Patricia Loeber. Devoted son of the late Wilhelm and Sofie Loeber. Caring brother of Frank (Debbie) Loeber. Caring brother-in-law of Shirley. Fond uncle of Peter, Joe and Katherine Loeber. Funeral Monday, April 8, 2013, 12:30 p.m., at the Vandenberg Funeral Home, 17248 S. Harlem Ave., Tinley Park. Interment in Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Wilfried was known for his love of books and records. Will be remembered as the I-80 Book Man. Visitation Sunday, April 7, 2013 from 2-8 PM. This page is designed to allow family and friends of …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
John J. "Jack" Portman died in his sleep Saturday in his Naples, FL home.
Former Flossmoor resident and south suburban business owner John J. “Jack” Portman died in his Naples, FL home during his sleep on March 2, the Sun-Times Media reports. He was 96 years old. Portman, an Oberlin College graduate, was an Army Captain in WWII. Upon returning, he took position as a Sherwin Williams executive before moving over to McDonald’s Corp. Portman also owned and operated McDonald's restaurants in Oak Forest and Tinley Park. He retired in 1981 and moved to Naples with Anne, his wife of 63 years. In addition to his wife, Portman is survived by three children and three grandchildren. His son Phil and daughter Lisa are both Homewood residents. Read the full obituary by the Sun-Times Media
Friday, February 15, 2013
James L. Walsh, 22, was found dead at the Air Force Academy in Colorado earlier this month. Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 15, and the funeral will be Saturday, Feb. 16.
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- Joe Vince
Friday, February 15
Visitation and funeral services have been set for the Tinley Park Air Force Academy cadet who died at the academy in Colorado earlier this month. READ: Tinley Park Native Found Dead at Air Force Academy James L. Walsh, 22, was found dead Feb. 9 in the cadet area of the academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., according to an academy release. Walsh's death is still under investigation, and the El Paso County coroner's office told Sun-Times Media on Thursday that it wouldn't have any findings for several weeks. IN MEMORY: Share Your Remembrances and Photos of James Walsh on His Memorial Page Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Brady-Gill Funeral Home in Tinley Park, according to the funeral home. The funeral begins at 9 a.m. …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The visitation for Peter Garetto is scheduled to start at noon on Wednesday.
The first date between Peter Garetto and his wife, then Cheryl Metzger, happened at a place in Oak Forest called Tiffany's in 1979. Nearly two decades later, Garetto bought the building where their first date took place on Cicero Avenue and opened the Beggars Pizza location. "I didn’t really like him too much at first," Cheryl said, recalling his outwardly intimidating personality. She worked for him prior to the two dating. "But then you find out that he’s a big teddy bear.” Peter, founder and co-owner of the pizza franchise, has died. He was 55. Peter also is survived by his four children, Angelo, Susan, Peter M. and Allison; his mother Janet; siblings Laurance H. (Mary), Laura (Rich) O'Brien, Susan (Dave) Hoffman, Mary Garetto and Janet…
Thursday, July 5, 2012
A 20-year Tinley Park resident who was an operating engineer in Chicago for just as long passed away last month. His widow discusses her favorite things about him, how they met and what he loved.
- Bob Bong
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Steven LePitre knew being a bartender wasn’t going cut it after proposing to his future wife, Kathleen Kostovich. It didn't take long for him to make a career switch. He joined the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 399 in 1989, just one year after he married his dear Kathleen. But at age 60, LePitre died suddenly last month while at his Tinley Park residence that he called home for the the past 20 years. “He was ill, but we thought he would recover,” said his wife, noting that he passed away June 10. LePitre spent 23 years as an operating engineer. He worked the last dozen at 2939 S. LaSalle St. in Chicago. His wife has worked for 14 years at Shay Health Care Services in Oak Forest. "He had been planning on retiring in two …
Friday, July 15, 2011
At just 61 years old, Tinley Park Park District Commissioner Steve Medrow died Tuesday afternoon. He served the district for 14 years.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Steven A. Medrow; beloved husband of Sandra; loving father of Scott and Sara (David) Claahsen; dear son of Joanna and the late Arnold Medrow; dear brother of Kathie (Kenneth) Pemberton; fond uncle of Kaitlyn. Visitation will be held Sunday, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Brady-Gill Funeral Home, 16600 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park. Family and friends will meet Monday at 9:45 a.m. at Tinley Park United Methodist Church, 6875 W. 173rd St., for 10 a.m. services. Interment will be at Tinley Park Memorial Cemetery. Steve was a Tinley Park Park District commissioner, served on the police department's Pension Board and was the President of Eiche Turners. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Eiche Turners, 16767 S. 80th Ave., Tinley Park, IL…
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Beloved 7-year-old loses 16-month battle with brain cancer.
Daniel Anthony Host, 7-year-old son of Daniel E. and Annette (nee Stromberg) Host, brother of Kaitlyn and Conner, grandson of Jim and Pat Stromberg, George and Claire Host, nephew of Jim (Jennifer) Stromberg, George (Peggy), Dave, Guy (Nancy), Glen (Sherri) Host, Cousin of, Kayla, Breeleigh, Brett, Gabe, Caden, Shawn, Sam, Hannah, Amanda, and Nick. Danny was born into Heaven on February 19, 2011 after a 16-month battle with cancer. He lived his whole life in Tinley Park, attending Kimberly Heights School, touching the lives of so many. His love of his family, the outdoors, enjoying baseball, soccer, gardening with his mom, and reading leave so many memories. Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 22, 2011, from 2 p.m.-9 p.m. at …
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Basil F. Heath, better known to Tinley Park residents as Chief White Eagle, died on Monday in Indiana. He was 93.
Updated 4:13 p.m. to include comment from WTTW. Basil F. Heath, better known to legions of Tinley Park residents and decades of moviegoers as Chief White Eagle, said John Wayne killed him seven times on the screen. The long-time Tinley Park resident died at 2:35 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester, Ind. He was 93. Starting with 1939's Northwest Passage, White Eagle appeared in Westerns like She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Red River, Niagara, How the West was Won and Stage Coach. He later went on to host the "Indian Stories" segment of the long-running WTTW children's show Totem Club, which debuted in the 1960s. “Totem Club was one of the first children’s shows on WTTW and was the beginning of a long legacy of providing quality …