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Betty Gallagher (nee Cassiman)
Betty Gallagher (nee Cassiman)
Class of 1959
Passed Oct 23, 2014
Daily Progress, The (Charlottesville, VA) - October 28, 2014

Deceased Name: Betty Cassiman Gallagher
Betty Cassiman Gallagher, 72, passed away in Charlottesville, Virginia, surrounded by family and friends on Thursday, October 23, 2014. She was a loving mother, wife and humanitarian.

Betty was born September 11, 1941, in Los Angeles, California. She grew up in Chicago, and later Westmont, Illinois, attending Downer's Grove High School. She was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin '63 (B.S. Biology) and earned her doctorate in Biology (Ph.D., Stanford '84) while living in the San Francisco bay area, where she met her husband, Tom.
Charles F. Mortensen
Charles F. Mortensen
Class of 1959
Passed Feb 10, 2010
DOB 11/21/1941

Charles F. Mortensen had 2 children by his first marriage and no children with Kathleen. Kathleen and Chuck were married for 33 years.

He worked for General Motors in the GMC Truck distribution and was transferred quite frequently around the country.

Died in Ocala, FL.
Charles Kukulski
Charles Kukulski
Class of 1970
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Claudia Mccormick (nee Gasper)
Claudia McCormick (nee Gasper)
Class of 1959
Passed Feb 19, 2014
McCormick, Claudia An (nee Gasper) 72, died February 19, 2014 in Naperville, IL. She was born on September 20, 1941 daughter to Willard and Helen Gasper (nee Kodl). She loved cooking for family and friends, gardening and knitting. Loving mother of Heather McCormick of Boston, MA, and Michael (Rebecca) McCormick of Novi, MI; cherished grandmother of Violet McCormick of Novi, MI; dear sister of Robert (Vita) Gasper of Highland Park, IL. Also surviving are many cousins and dear friends. A memorial Service will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, Rt 83 and 55th, Clarendon Hills, IL
Craig Stahnke
Craig Stahnke
Class of 1964
Passed Jun 03, 2007
(no additional information)
Cynthia Pammler (kleronomos)
Cynthia Pammler (Kleronomos)
Class of 1970
Passed Mar 11, 2007
Cindy became a successful real estate developer and served on the Women's Board at the Chicago Zoological Society, amongst many other accomplishments. She lost her battle to Ovarian cancer 5 weeks after her 55th birthday.
David Kodosky
David Kodosky
Class of 1980
Passed Jan 02, 2010
He has passed away very suddenly and unexpectedly. An 11:15 a.m., Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 30, 2010, at St. Joan of Arc Church in Lisle, IL.
Dennis Gerz
Dennis Gerz
Class of 1959
Passed Sep 15, 2012
DOB 1/18/1942

Dennis E. Gerz, age 70, passed away September 15, 2012. Dear companion on Diane Krygier; loving brother of Richard (Lois) Gerz; son of the late Richard and Henrietta Gerz; fond uncle of Eileen, Allyson and Sharon. Vistation was held Monday, September 17th at Adams-Winterfield & Sullivan Funeral Home, 4343 Main St. (1 block south of Ogden Ave.), Downers Grove. Interment Clarendon Hills Cemetery.
Dolores Stickney (nee Fitzgerald)
Dolores Stickney (nee Fitzgerald)
Class of 1959
Passed Dec 03, 1981
DOB October 22, 1941
Date: December 03, 1981

Dolores Stickney of Woodridge, beloved wife of Gary L.; fond mother of Debra Lynn, Steven L. and Gary E.; daughter of Irene R. and the late Edward P. Fitzgerald; sister of Patricia Putzbach, Edward, Dorothy Haick, John, James, Charles and Michael. Funeral 9:30 a.m. Saturday from the Adams-Winterfield Funeral Home, 4343 Main St., Downers Grove, to St. Joan of Arc Church, Lisle. Mass 10 a.m. Interment St. Patrick Cemetery, Lemont.
Donna Fontana
Donna Fontana
Class of 1980
Passed Oct 22, 2012
Passed away from cancer.
Eileen Gosmann (nee Chapko)
Eileen Gosmann (nee Chapko)
Class of 1959
Passed Aug 20, 2006
DOB 6/21
Fallen Classmates
Fallen Classmates
Class of 1969
(Passed date unknown)
FALLEN CLASSMATES
Copyright 1999 by Thomas W. Albert

You are not forgotten.
We still think of you often.

Your memory is like the sweetest of honey.
You flow through our minds and yes you're still with us.

It is truly tough to think you are not physically here,
but we know you are in spirit.

Just yesterday we walked the same halls together
and we remember the wonderful sound of your laughter.

We had the same dreams and we shared then freely
with such anticipation of a future unfolding.

You were our best friends, the ones we trusted
and shared our deepest secrets with.

Did we ever tell you "Thanks" for all you did
to make our life's special?

Knowing each and everyone of you made such a difference.
Your memory is like the sweetness of honey.

We still think of you often.
You are not forgotten.
Floyd D Raffanti
Floyd D Raffanti
Class of 1956
Passed Oct 13, 2008
In heartfelt memories.
Floyd passed away, while on vacation with his wife, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Genevieve Vath (nee Birbilas)
Genevieve Vath (nee Birbilas)
Class of 1959
Passed Jun 18, 2013
Genevieve Vath
(Died June 18, 2013)

Genevieve Vath, age 72, longtime resident of Westmont passed away June 18, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Robert Vath. Loving mother of Robert, the late Daniel (Sandie), Michael (Julia), Christopher (Debbie) Vath, and Jennifer (Mark) Demaio. Grandmother of 15, Great-grandmother of 1. Dear sister of Mary (Dale) Hochleutner, Ray (Bonnie) Birbilas, and the late Dolly(Ted) Karbonek. Genevieve was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Westmont; she loved line dancing at the Westmont Park District, and was a money counter for Holy Trinity Church.
Grace C. Schramm (my Mom)
Grace C. Schramm (my mom)
Class of 1969
Passed May 06, 2010
Many of you may have known my mom, especially if you went to Lester School, were a Cub Scout or ever bowled or played pool at Suburbanite Bowl in Westmont (my mom was the lady behind the counter who made sure you had a good time and behaved yourself, accordingly.

My Mom won a long battle with Lung Cancer. I say won, not lost, because through Christ Jesus there is Victory over Death. Grace passed away peacefully in her sleep this Thursday morning about 3am. She is finally at peace.

Visitation will be:

Tuesday, May 11, 2010
9am to 11am

Adams-Winterfield and Sullivan Funeral Home
4343 Main Street
Downers Grove, Illinois
630-968-1000

Internment immediately following at:

Clarendon Hills Cemetery
6900 S. Cass
Westmont, Illinois
Heather Emory
Heather Emory
Class of 2003
Passed Jan 04, 2004
Heather died in a car accident due to a bad snow storm. She was with Joel Breslin (class of 2002) who also passed. You are both missed and in our hearts.
James Boyles
James Boyles
Class of 1959
Passed Sep 19, 1991
DOB August 27, 1941.
Died September 19, 1991.
Jeremy Michael Stella
Jeremy Michael Stella
Class of 2004
Passed Nov 04, 2007
Those closest to Jeremy know of his passing, however finding his friends on Myspace is limiting. I did not know about this alumni website until recently...so this is kind of late. Jeremy was my little brother, and a friend to many. He is greatly missed and loved.
Jessica Lee Rada
Jessica Lee Rada
Class of 1994
Passed Jan 23, 2005
Jesse passed from Lupus. She had two boys one is now going to North in 9 grade and one in Jefferson jr
Jill A. Carner (nee Jansen)
Jill A. Carner (nee Jansen)
Class of 1959
Passed Jan 22, 1993
Peoria Journal Star, The (IL) - January 26, 1993
Deceased Name: JILL JANSSEN
Jill A. Janssen , 51, of Acworth, Ga., formerly of Peoria, died at 2:40 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 1993, at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Ga.

Born March 10, 1941, in Rock Island to Herman and Flora Knight Janssen , she married Rick Carner . He survives.

A graduate of the University of Iowa, she formerly was a television producer at WREX in Rockford.

She was a member of Unity North Church in Marietta, where services will be at 1 p.m. today. The Rev. Carole O'Connell will officiate. There will be no visitation. Cremation was accorded. Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home in Kennesaw, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.

Peoria Journal Star, The (IL)
Date: January 26, 1993

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