Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Visitation is 2 to 9 p.m., Thursday, March 14, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Route 176, Crystal Lake. Funeral service is at 11 a.m., Friday, March 15, at the funeral home.
Wednesday, March 13
Stephanie R. Chiakas, 17, of Lake in the Hills, formerly of St. Charles, Missouri, passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 10, 2013. She was born September 27, 1995, in Evansville, Indiana, to Kenneth and Sheri (nee Machac) Chiakas. Stephanie, who was very mature and creative for her age, was known for her leadership and cooking skills, loving and responsible nature, and her love for animals and gardening. Currently a junior at Crystal Lake South High School, she excelled in school and enjoyed “hangin with the crew.” Survivors include her parents, Kenneth Chiakas of Des Plaines and Sheri Chiakas of Lake in the Hills; sister, Alicia Chiakas of Lake in the Hills; grandparents, Paul and Carol Chiakas of Des Plaines, Frank Machac of Inverness…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Rossi served as Huntley's police chief for over 10 years.
Former Huntley Police Chief Richard Rossi died Thursday surrounded by his family at Provena St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin, according to his obituary. He served as Huntley's police chief from 1983 to 1995 and most recently served as the transportation director for District 158, according to the Daily Herald. He is remembered fondly as always having a smile on his face, his friendliness and energy, according to the article. Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. on Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 11008 N. Church St. in Huntley, and will continue at 10 a.m. on Tuesday until funeral services start at 11 a.m. at the church, according to Rossi's obituary.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Several area township races were voted on during Tuesday's primary.
Below are the preliminary results from contested races in Tuesday's primary election: Algonquin Township Supervisor: One to be elected to four-year term. Algonquin Township Trustees: Four to be elected to four-year term. Algonquin Township Clerk: One to be elected to four-year term. Updated at 10:02 p.m. on Feb. 26. ----------- Voters will decide on candidates in many local township races during a primary election on Tuesday, Feb. 26. There are three contested races for Algonquin township including, the Algonquin Township supervisor race, Algonquin Township trustees race and the Algonquin Township clerk race. Algonquin Township is McHenry County's largest township. It covers a portion of Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, Crystal Lake…
Monday, February 25, 2013
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 149 W. Main St, Barrington.
Monday, February 25
Paula M. Wolek, 71 of Lake in the Hills, passed away Feb. 25, 2013, at the Pepper Family Hospice in Barrington, surrounded by her loving family. Paula was born Oct. 23, 1941, in Toledo, Ohio to John and Mary (Sterling) Robson. Paula is survived by her husband of 30 years, Richard W. Wolek; children, James Long, and Bobbi Long; step-children Kathleen (Keith) Chantrey, and Tom (Sheri) Wolek; granddaughter Kaitlyn Chantrey; sister Susie (Chuck) Hiles; and brothers Clare, Harry, Tom, and Gene Conrad; mother and father-in-law Richard T. and Florence Wolek; brother-in-laws Ken (Sue) and Brian (Kristi) Wolek; and sister-in-law Nancy (Ray) Mills; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Jerry Conrad, and …
Visitation is from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Skaja Bachmann Funeral Home, 7715 W. Route 14, Crystal Lake.
Monday, February 25
Cynthia "Cherri" 'Irene Kevil, 14, of Crystal Lake, died Feb. 21, 2013. Cynthia was joyfully born Aug. 15, 1998, the beloved daughter of William Kevil and Luz Elena Rodriguez. She was a student, artist, singer and master of the ukulele. She was the dear sister of Rafael and Olivia Carmen Torres and Elizabeth Kevil; loving aunt of Nathan and Owen Masek. Visitation will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Skaja Bachmann Funeral Home, 7715 W. Route 14, Crystal Lake. Visitation continues Monday, Feb. 25, at 9:15 a.m. until the 10 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle. Interment will be at the Queen of Heaven Cemetery. More information is available at Skaja Bachmann Funeral Home in Crystal Lake.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Route 176, Crystal Lake. The service will be at 7 p.m.
Sunday, February 17
Ronald Lee Berry Jr, 44, of Lake in the Hills passed away unexpectedly Feb. 15, 2013. He was born May 4, 1968, in Woodstock to Ronald and Betty (Schultz) Berry. On Jan. 10, 1997 he married Lynda Ivy in Barrington. He was a very devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He took great pride in caring for his family. He was also very social and loyal to his dear friends. He is survived by his wife, Lynda; his children, Kierstyn Berry, Gary (Laura Moriarty) Mueller, Brent Mueller, and Kaylee (Jason Kopp) Mueller; his grandchildren, Sadie, Chase, and Mylie Mueller, Damon Mueller and his mom, Kara Wolfert, Braeden Mueller, and Taylor and Dylan Pease; his aunts, Anna Berry, Charlotte Chadwell, and Thelma Berry; and cousins, Joe (…
Saturday, February 9, 2013
A memorial visitation is Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 1 until 8 p.m. with a service beginning at 7 p.m. at Davenport Family Funeral Home in Crystal Lake.
Saturday, February 9
Suzanne K. Baldocchi, 73, of Algonquin, passed away peacefully Feb. 7, 2013, after a courageous, long fight surrounded by her family and loving husband. She was born July 11, 1939, in Homewood to Fred and Rachel Wilson. On May 23, 1959, Sue would be united in marriage to her husband of 53 years, Warren Baldocchi. Sue was dedicated to loving her family and loving her grandchildren. Her family was her life. She spent much time enjoying her friends and getting into her many escapades, and she had a passion for her floral business and gift shop. Sue is survived by her loving husband, Warren; her children, Lori (Jeff) Siemon, Cheri (Adam) Enticknap, Tom (Cindy) Baldocchi, Bryan (Chris) Baldocchi, and Todd (Christal) Baldocchi; her …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Visitation and service will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, with a service at 7 p.m. at DeFiore Jorgensen Funeral Home in Huntley.
Monday, January 28
Karen L. Sortino, 66, of Algonquin died peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Sherman Hospital. Karen was born Jan. 6, 1947, the daughter of Harold and Emily Lichter. She married John Sortino, and he preceded her in death. Karen enjoyed watching TV, bowling, going to the casino and especially loved spending time with her granddaughter. She is survived by her three daughters, Tina (Damon) Kramer, Kim (Tim Hall) Sortino, and Jaime Sortino. She is survived by her granddaughter Emily Kramer and by her sister, Lois Dalton and brother, Richard Lichter. A visitation and service will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday with a service at 7 p.m. at DeFiore Jorgensen Funeral Home, 10763 Dundee Rd., Huntley. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be …
Monday, January 14, 2013
The Internet pioneer passed away this weekend in an apparent suicide. He was a student at North Shore Country Day School and grew up in Highland Park. His funeral is Tuesday morning.
Teachers and administrators at North Shore Country Day School in Winnetka remember former student Aaron Swartz as extremely intelligent and curious. Swartz, an Internet activist, co-creator of social news website Reddit and founder of Demand Progress, was found dead in an apparent suicide on Friday in his apartment in Brooklyn. He was 26. Swartz grew up in Highland Park and attended North Shore Country Day School through 9th grade. “He was a very creative boy and a very clever and bright child,” said Pam Whalley, head of lower school. “He was always engaged in school work. He loved … the creative opportunities he had here.” Whalley also noted that Swartz demonstrated the ability to tackle complex problems at a young age. “He was always …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
The Highland Park native and North Shore Country Day alum helped create the RSS feed when he was 14. He was facing federal charges at the time of his death. His funeral is Tuesday at Central Avenue Synagogue.
Aaron Swartz, a North Shore native and activist for free content on the Internet, was found dead Friday in his Brooklyn apartment in an apparent suicide, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. He was 26. Swartz helped create the RSS feed, which allows people to subscribe to information online, when he was just 14, according to an article in the New York Times. He also helped found Reddit, a social news website. He went on to become an activist for free online content, which landed him in trouble with the federal government in 2011 when he was indicted for gaining illegal access to a subscription-based service that distributes literary and scientific journals and then downloading nearly its entire library CNN quoted a statement from Swartz's …