Nancy Lou Amato

Nancy Lou Amato
Of Arlington Heights

Nancy Lou Amato was born on June 25, 1929 in West Orange, New Jersey to James and Dorothy (nee Peer) Wilson. She died Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Lexington of Schaumburg in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Mrs. Amato graduated in 1951 from Montclair State University with a bachelor’s degree, Montclair New Jersey and was a healthcare administrator before retiring. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights for over 40 years.

Nancy is survived by her children Janet L. (James) Gniadek, Ellen C. (R. Scott) Phillips,
Michael John and Matthew P. (Jeffrey Snider) Amato; and her grandchildren Jeffrey and Jessica Phillips, Chris and Alex Gniadek.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her three sisters.

Memorial service 3:00 pm, Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, Illinois where the family will receive guests from Noon until time of service.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Alzheimer’s Assn. of Greater Chicago 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL, 60631, or to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago 17 N. State, Suite 1300, Chicago, IL, 60602.

Funeral Information and condolences can be given at www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.

Geraldine Murphy-Ferguson

Geraldine Murphy-Ferguson
Of Arlington Heights

Geraldine Murphy-Ferguson was born on May 16, 1936 in Chicago, Ill to Walter and Mary “Mae” (nee Fitzgibbons) Murphy. She died Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Mrs. Ferguson was an editor for Scott Foresman. for over 30 years before retiring in 1995. She enjoyed traveling, reading, playing cards and was a dog lover.

Geraldine is survived by her husband of 28 years Thomas; her nieces and nephew, Gail E. Murphy, James G. (Tria) Murphy and Christine A. Murphy; her cousin, Kathleen (late David) Fitzgibbons-Egebergh; great aunt of James E. Murphy, II, Katie Murphy, and Jonathon G. Murphy.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, James E. Murphy.

Visitation from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm, Monday, March 20, 2017 at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, Illinois where Funeral Service will be held at Noon on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Burial at Mount Emblem.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to favorite charity.

Funeral Information and condolences can be given at www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.

Vaturia H. Heller

us-flag-foldedVaturia H. Heller
Of Rolling Meadows

Vaturia H. Heller was born on April 18, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois to Harold and Merle (nee Revers) Holtz. She died Sunday, March 12, 2017 at her home.

Mrs. Heller was an accounts payable supervisor for A.M. Multigraphics for over 25 years before retiring in 1993. She was a member and former president of the Ladies Auxiliary Arlington Heights American Legion Merle Guild Post #208.

Vaturia is survived by her children, Leslie (Jesse) Vasquez, David Heller, and Jessica (Jerrid) Schadd; her grandchildren, Briana Vasquez, Nicholas Schadd, Zachary Schadd, Cora Schadd, Cassandra Heller and Christine Heller; and her great grandchildren, Jayden Mysliwiec, and Randal Schadd.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, James D. Holtz.

Memorial visitation from 5:00 pm until time of Remembrance and Sharing at 8:00 pm, Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the ASPCA American Society Prevention Cruelty to Animals, Washington, DC 20090-6929, www.aspca.org.

Funeral Information and condolences can be given at www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.

Diane C. Solum

Diane C. Solum
Of Arlington Heights

Diane C. Solum was born on January 31, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois to Vern and Lois (nee Schultz) Showalter. She died Sunday, March 12, 2017 with her entire family by her side.

Diane was a homemaker who lived for her family and had a huge heart full of love for everyone who came into her life. Her first passion was her grandchildren and attending their many events. Diane was the family’s master chef who loved feeding everyone.

She is survived by children, Pamela (Rich) Tinaglia, Christine Solum, Cindy (Jim) Tinaglia and Scott (Kathy) Solum:her grandchildren Stephanie, Tyler, Brittany, Alex, Connor, Jimmy, Matt, Nick, Jenny, Drake, McKenna & Mitch; and her brother, Keith Showalter,

She was preceded in death by her husband Andy; her parents and her brother, Gary Showalter.

Visitation from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm, Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, Illinois where Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 am, Thursday, March 16, 2017.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to NorthShore University HealthSystem Foundation, (Nursing STAR’s), 1033 University Place, Suite 450, Evanston, IL 60201, or online at foundation.northshore.org/donate.

Funeral Information and condolences can be given at www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.

William J. Oshinski

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Of Arlington Heights

William J. Oshinski was born on June 18, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois to Edward and Mae (nee Harasovich) Oshinski. He died Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village.

Mr. Oshinski was a manufacturing and business consultant for many years before retiring in 1996. One of his most memorable assignments was as a consultant to he US Air Force on the B1 Stealth Bomber.

William is survived by his wife of 62 years, Barbara nee Anderson; his sons Allen W. (Sue) Oshinski and Paul C. Oshinski; his granddaughter, Adrienne (Nicholas) Held; and his great granddaughters, Rachel and Hannah.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation from 9:00 am until time of prayers at 10:15 am, Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, Illinois, proceeding to Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Church, 440 S. Mitchell, Arlington Heights, Illinois for Mass at 11:00 am. Interment All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines.

In lieu of flowers Masses preferred.

Funeral Information and condolences can be given at www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.

Patricia M. Zimowsk

Patricia M. Zimowsk
Formerly of Arlington Heights

Patricia M. Zimowsk was born on October 24, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois to Joseph and Rose (nee Biewer) Hottinger. She died Friday, March 10, 2017 at Winchester House in Libertyville, Illinois.

Mrs. Zimowsk was an Aquatics Coordinator, for several YMCA locations for many years before retiring. She studied to become certified by the Arthritis Foundation to instruct Senior Citizens in fitness. Patricia had many skills she enjoyed through her long life, she was an accomplished seamstress, taught all kinds of crafts, loved swimming and teaching it, loved doing puzzles, loved music and was an avid singer in church choirs for many years.

She is survived by her children. Edene Zimowsk, Ellen (Tom) Riggs, Neal (Patricia) Zimowsk, Tina (Robert) Tobias-Scharf and Carla Zimowsk; her grandchildren Tracey (Thomas)Frye, Amy (Scott) Suchta, Anna (Brian) Demlow, Ryan (Kelly)Larkin, Megan (Josh)Grove, Nick (Ronnie)Zimowsk, Christopher(Heidi) Riggs, and Brian Zimowsk; and her great grandchildren Justin, Katelyn, Madelyn, Scarlett, Logen, Emily, Eli, Benjamin, Andrew, Alexander, Allison, Lena, Madeline, Liam, Brody, Cecelia, Grant, and Aiden.

Visitation from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Monday, March 13, 2017 at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, Illinois and on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 10:00 am until the time of her Funeral Service at 1:00 pm. Burial at Maryhill Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Alzheimer’s Assn. of Greater Chicago 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL, 60631.

Funeral Information and condolences can be given at www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.

Patricia Bonnie Cooper

Patricia

Patricia Bonnie Cooper
Of Arlington Heights

Patricia B. Cooper was born April 3, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois to Walter and Mabel (nee Bomfield) O’Neill. She died Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Northwest Community Hospital.

A long-time career woman, Mrs. Cooper was a manager for AT&T before she retired. She was an active member of the Illinois Bell Pioneers and loved her volunteer work with the Sisters of the Living Word. She was especially fond and close to Sr. Mary Ambrose.

Patricia will be sorely missed by her loving and devoted niece, Carole ONeill.

She was preceded in death by her dearly loved husband, Norman Cooper; her daughter, Sharon; her parents; and her brother John O’Neill.

She is also survived by her brother Walter O’Neill; her six other nieces and nephews, and nine great nieces and nephews and thirteen great-great nieces and nephews.

Funeral Mass 11:30 am, Saturday, March 11, 2017 at St. James Catholic Church, 831 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004. Private entombment at Memorial Park Cemetery in Skokie.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to; Sisters of the Living Word, 800 N. Fernandez Ave., Arlington Heights, IL 60004.

Funeral Information and condolences can be given at www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.

Gladys A. Heinz

Gladys A. Heinz
Formerly Of Arlington Heights

Gladys A. Heinz was born on February 6, 1921 in Des Plaines, Illinois to Henry and Amanda (nee Jarnecke) Moeller. She died Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Alden Courts of Waterford in Aurora, Illinois.

Mrs. Heinz was a salesperson for Northwest Metalcraft for many years before retiring. She enjoyed sewing, arts and crafts and gardening. Gladys was a former member St. Peter Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights.

Gladys is survived by her grandchildren, Debra (Rick) Kelley, Vernon Heinz, Susan (Steven) Miller and Shelley (John) Acker; her many great grandchildren; and her daughter-in-law Beverly Heinz.

She is preceded in death by her husband Vernon H. Heinz; her son Vernon C. Heinz; and her parents.

Inurnment and committal, 11:00 am, Saturday, March 4, 2017 at St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery, 1100 Linneman Road, Mount Prospect, Illinois.

Funeral Information and condolences can be given at www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.

Albert Slezak

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Albert Slezak
Of Chicago

Al Slezak was born on December 20, 1962 in Park Ridge, Illinois to Herbert and Dorothy (nee Parsons) Slezak. He died Wednesday, February 22, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

Mr. Slezak was a software engineer. He was a great friend to many and was always there in good times and sad times. Al never forgot a birthday and always sent well thought out gifts for the kids at Christmas each year. His annual Christmas letter was legendary. He loved to travel, read, watch movies, BBQ and go out with friends, eating good food and drinking good wine. Al had a great smile and a contagious laugh.

He is survived by his sisters, Suzanne Slezak, and Nancy (Wayne) Beuchel; his nephew, Kelleigh Lyons; and his extended family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation from 3:00 pm until time of Remembrance Service at 7:00 pm, Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Funeral Information and condolences can be given at www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.

Maurice McCain

Maurice McCain
Of Hoffman Estates

Maurice McCain was born on July 6, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois to Frank Mints and Elwanda McCain. He died Friday, February 17, 2017 at Avantara of Long Grove in Long Grove, Illinois.

Mr. McCain worked as a die setter for Weber-Stephen and was a member of Heaven’s Descendants Gospel Group.

Maurice is survived by his spouse of 20 years, Barbara McCall; his children Eric McCain, Melinda Reid, Tonisha McCain, Monica McCain, Jason Bentley, and Donny Johnson; and his step-son, Vincent Hodges.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation from 12:00 pm until time of Funeral Service at 3:00 pm, Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, Illinois. Interment Private.

Funeral Information and condolences can be given at www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.