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Obituaries for Nov. 2 – 7, 2022

Rey G. Baylen

of Des Plaines

Rey G. Baylen, 74, died on Oct. 19. Funeral arrangements provided by Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines.

Walter F. Beck

of Mount Prospect

Walter F. Beck, 101, died on Oct. 21. He was the husband of the late Suzetta, father of one and the late Gregory, grandfather of two, son of the late Walter and Minnie Beck, and a brother-in-law. Friedrichs Funeral Home, Mount Prospect, handled arrangements.

Loretta Catherine Cavanagh

of Mount Prospect

Loretta Catherine Cavanagh, 86, died on Oct. 21, after a short illness. She is survived by her husband, Gerald, five children and 19 grandchildren. Cavanagh was the proud mother of four sons and a daughter, and 19 grandchildren. She is survived by four sisters and a brother. Funeral arrangements provided by Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines.

Gary Richard Champagne

of Des Plaines

Gary Richard Champagne, 65, died on Oct 19. Champagne was a 1975 graduate of Forest View High School, and was in the school’s drumline for several years. He continued to play with a variety of musicians and bands. He worked for Illinois Auto Truck Co. Inc. as the quality warranty manager for over 21 years. Preceded in death by his parents, James and Dolores. He is survived by Lynn Bednarek, three siblings, two nieces, four nephews, and several great nieces and nephews. Matz Funeral Home, Mount Prospect, handled arrangements.

Henry E. Darwit

of Mount Prospect

Henry E. Darwit, 91, formerly of Chicago, died on Oct. 17. He served four years in the Army during the Korean War. After retirement, he enjoyed traveling, gardening and his computer. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; a daughter, brother-in-law, godchild and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Funeral arrangements provided by Friedrichs Funeral Home, Mount Prospect.

Paul R. Day

of Des Plaines

Paul R. Day, 62, died on Oct. 8. He was the son of Margaret and Paul James Day and the husband of Mercedes Blas. Since he was 17, he liked traveling all over the world. His friends, counsel lawyers, nieces and nephews, and brother and sisters-in-law from Peru loved him and will miss him. G.L. Hills Funeral Home, Des Plaines, handled arrangements.

Bob Fisher

of Mount Prospect

Bob Fisher, 76, died on Oct. 16. He was the husband of Linda, and father of the late Michael. He was raised in Park Ridge and graduated from Maine East High School in 1964. He joined the Illinois State Police in 1968 and served for 20 years. Fisher was a Law Enforcement instructor at Triton College from 1998-2001. Funeral arrangements provided by Friedrichs Funeral Home, Mount Prospect.

Regina B. Gorski

of Palatine

Regina B. Gorski, 82, died on Oct. 20 in Aurora, Ohio. She was a graduate of Good Counsel High School and DePaul University. She later moved to Palatine and started a family. She was a parishioner at St. Colette Catholic Church and served as school board president. Preceded in death by her husband, George. She is survived by her son, two daughters, and nine grandchildren. Meadows Funeral Home, Rolling Meadows, handled arrangements.

Leonard E. Hochmuth

formerly of Mount Prospect

Leonard E. Hochmuth, 74, died on Oct. 7. After earning his MBA and becoming a registered CPA, he worked alongside his father to create and operate Leonard’s Mens & Boys Clothing store, a fixture in Northbrook for nearly 50 years. He is survived by his three boys and seven grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents. Funeral arrangements provided by DeFiore Funeral & Cremation Service, Huntley.

Eleanor Barbara Kramer

of Mount Prospect

Eleanor Barbara Kramer, 81, died on Oct. 13, in Urbana. She was a cancer survivor and had fought and won numerous other health battles over the past 20 years. Preceded in death by husband, Lawrence. The Kramers settled into Mount Prospect to raise the family. She is survived by three sons, a brother, and five grandchildren. Friedrichs Funeral Home, Mount Prospect, handled arrangements.

Adam Kuzebski

of Arlington Heights

Adam Kuzebski, 54, died on Oct. 19. In 1993, his family immigrated to Chicago. He loved to fish, snowboard, vacation with his family, and ride his Harley. Kuzebski is survived by his wife, Beata; two daughters, a brother and sister, mother and father-in-law, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, along with many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews. Matz Funeral Home, Mount Prospect, handled arrangements.

Sandra I. Murray

of Northfield

Sandra Isabella Murray, 77, died on Oct. 24. She was the wife of Judge James C. Murray, Jr. (Ret.), mother of two, grandmother of four, daughter of the late Dr. Ennio and the late Jean Isabella, sister, sister-in-law, and aunt. In later years, she became a trust officer at First National Bank and an attorney with Winston and Strawn; she was the second female attorney in their firm’s history. Funeral arrangements provided by Donnellan Family Funeral Services, Skokie.

Justina Nebl

of Des Plaines

Justina Nebl, 95, died on Oct. 23. She was the wife of the late Thomas, mother of two, grandmother of four, great-grandmother of two and the late Jacob Lorbach. She is survived by her brother-in-law, and nieces and nephews. G.L. Hills Funeral Home, Des Plaines, handled arrangements.

Gloria May Royal

of Des Plaines

Gloria Mary Royal, 94, died on Oct. 17. She was married to the late Ora J. Royal, Jr. for 64 years. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, and as a quilter, made many baby blankets for family. She enjoyed serving her community as an election judge for decades and helping with the Girl Scouts as cookie chairman. She is survived by four children, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, a sister, and many nieces and nephews. Cremation was handled by Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines.

Alice R. Stauder

of Arlington Heights

Alice R. Stauder, 94, died on Oct. 22. Lauterburg Oehler Funeral Home, Arlington Heights, handled arrangements.

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