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Death Notices
Benitez, Marie, 69,
Hammond
Bultman, Florence M.
(nee Jones), 92, South
Holland
Camarillo, Francisca)
nee Villalpando), 97,
Hobart
Escamilla, Ricardo G.
“A-1”, 32, East Chicago
Hilzley, Morris “Moe”
E., 69, Formerly of
Lake County
Kuta, Rosalie A., 71,
Hammond
Pangburn, Goldie (nee
Nero), 83, St. John
Paolone, Emil S.
“Pappy” (Ret CPD),
76, Chicago’s East Side
Papa, Jack, 84,
Valparaiso
Primich, John V.
Skoniecke, Leonard J.
Sr., 83, Orland Park
Spooner, Peg, 86, Crown
Point, Formerly of
Harvey
Thomas, Charles A.
Sr., 89, Hazel Crest,
formerly of Lansing
Tucker, Wanda A. (nee
Bolton), 72, Hammond
Vomish, Sondra “Sue”,
76, Dowagiac, Mich.
Escamilla, Ricardo G.
“A-1”, 32, of East
Chicago, passed away
June 27. Visitation 3 to
8 p.m. with services
at 7 p.m. Wednesday
at Oleska-Pastrick
Funeral Home, East
Chicago.
Hilzley, Morris “Moe”
E., 69, of Salisbury,
Md., formerly of
Lake County, passed
away June 26. Bounds
Funeral Home,
Salisbury in charge of
arrangements.
Skoniecke, Leonard
J. Sr., 83, of Orland
Park, passed away
June 18. Services at
10:30 a.m. Wednesday
at St. Michael
Church, Orland
Park. Thornridge
Funeral Home, Orland
Park in charge of
arrangements.
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ROBERT TURMAN | March 3, 1927 — June 4, 2014
C.P. man was devoted to family
CARRIE RODOVICH
Times Correspondent
Services for Robert Turman were June 9 at
St. Mary Church, Crown Point. Burns Funeral
Home, Crown Point, handled arrangements.
MARIE BENITEZ
HAMMOND, IN
(FORMERLY OF
EAST CHICAGO)
Marie Benitez, age 69, of Hammond, formerly of East Chicago,
passed away Sunday June 29,
2014. Marie is survived by her
loving husband of 44 years
Servando; sons Raul Benitez and
Arturo Benitez; grandchildren:
Brittney
Kowalski,
Miguel
Benitez, Savannah Benitez and
Audrina Benitez; great grandson
Bentley; brothers Paul (Mary
Lou) Prieto and Lupe (Juanita)
Prieto; many nieces, nephews
and cousins. Preceded in death
by her parents Daniel and Soledad; brothers: Felix, Ralph,
Manuel, Daniel and Matt.
Marie worked for the City of
East Chicago as a Crossing
Guard for 30 years until retirement. She loved to cook and her
favorite dish was Mexican rice.
Marie enjoyed shopping and
would often visit Carson's and
JC Penney. She was a loving
wife, a caring mother and especially cherished her grandchildren.
A funeral mass will be held on
Thursday July 3, 2014 at 10:00
AM DIRECTLY at St. John
Bosco Catholic Church 7113 Columbia Ave with Fr. Richard
Orlinski officiating. Marie will
lie in state at the church from
9:30 AM until time of service.
Cremation at Solan Pruzin
Crematory to follow. Friends
may visit with the family on
Wednesday July 2, 2014 from
2:00-8:00 PM at the Solan
Pruzin Funeral Home 7109
Calumet Ave Hammond.
solanpruzinfuneralhome.com
JOSEPH BIEGEL
MUNSTER, IN
Robert Turman was a devoted husband, father
and grandfather, said his daughter, Agnes Isailovich.
“I always knew Dad had our backs. We could
venture out and try anything because Mom and Dad
were always behind us,” she said. “When things did
not go well, we could turn back to them for the love
and support that was always there.”
Robert Turman, 87, of Crown Point, died June
4. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Maureen
Turman, as well as six children, 10 grandchildren
and one great-grandchild.
During World War II, he served in the Army’s
Finance Corps under Gen. Douglas McArthur.
While in the Philippines, he became disabled when
his vehicle drove over a land mine. He suffered significant hearing loss.
Turman attended the Missouri School of Mines
on the GI Bill, and graduated with a degree in
VIRGINIA MARY BOEHLKE
WANATAH, IN
Virginia Mary Boehlke, 92, of
Wanatah passed away Saturday,
June 28, 2014. She was born
November 9, 1921 in Otis, IN to
Frank & Stella (Kuharski)
Tesmer and attended Morgan
Township School. Virginia was
a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the ladies of Sacred Heart, charter member of
Cardettes Club and the Bunco
Club in Wanatah, enjoyed crafting and showcasing her talents
at the Scarecrow Festival and
other craft shows in the area.
She loved her family and playing
euchre with them. We will all
miss her dominant personality!
On October 29, 1938 she married Cornelius "Neil" Boehlke
who preceded her in death in
1997. Survivors include their
children:
Charles
(Linda)
Boehlke of Indianapolis, David
(Bobbie) Boehlke of Monticello,
IN, Rosemary (Frank) Wheeler
of Wanatah, James (Amy)
Boehlke of Kouts, Angela (Lee)
Cox of Rockaway Beach, MO,
sister-in-law, Hazel Tesmer of
Valparaiso, 10 grandchildren, 16
great grandchildren and one
great-great grandson. She was
also preceded in death by a
granddaughter, Mindy Boehlke,
three brothers and one sister.
A visitation will be held
Wednesday from 10 am - 12
noon directly at Sacred Heart
Catholic
Church,
Wanatah,
with funeral mass beginning at
12:00 noon, Fr. Jerry Schweitzer
officiating and burial following
at Sacred Heart Cemetery. In
lieu of flowers memorials may
be made to St. Vincent DePaul
Society or VNA Hospice of
P o r t e r
C o u n t y .
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CHARLES A. THOMAS, SR.
HAZELCREST, IL
Joseph Biegel, 97, of Munster
passed away on Friday, June 27,
2014. He is survived by his children:
Kathryn
(Robert)
Berkowicz, Paul (Linda) Biegel,
Mary Jo (Robert) Biscan, Mark
(Connie) Biegel, John (Kristina)
Biegel;
four
grandchildren:
Jeanine (Jeffrey) Samels, Matthew (Liz) Biscan, Katherine
(Marc) Ennis, Jacob Biscan;
great grandchildren: Maggie,
Elly, John Samels, Danny,
Mikey, Molly, Maggie Biscan.
Preceded in death by his wife,
Genevieve. A Mass of Christian
burial will be held Wednesday,
July 2, 2014 at 10:00 AM from
St. Thomas More Church with
Fr. Michael Yadron officiating.
Interment will be at St. Joseph
Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Visitation will be held on Tuesday
from 4:00-8:00 PM at Kish Funeral Home, 10000 Calumet
Ave., Munster, IN. Prayer service will be at 4:30 PM. Friends
and family may also visit with
the family on Wednesday
morning from 9:00 - 10:00 AM
at the church. Joseph was a man
of great kindness and integrity.
He had many talents and interests. He was truly loved and will
be greatly missed. He was a
member of St. Thomas More
Church and served at Port Ministries in Chicago for many
years. He also was a Secular
Franciscan and served with the
U.S. Army 1st Division Tank Destroyer Group as a radio operator. In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations can be made to Port
Ministries or the Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation.
www.kishfuneralhome.net
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Charles A. Thomas, Sr., age 89
of Hazelcrest, IL, formerly of
Lansing, passed away on Monday, June 30, 2014. He is survived by his six children:
Charles (Charlotte) Thomas Jr.,
Susan (Sal) Pellerito, John
(Alice) Thomas, Luke Thomas,
and Matt (Julie) Thomas; eight
step children: Dennis (Cheryl)
Dillon, MaryLou (Jack) St. Aubin, Janine Righter, Tim Dillon,
Ann (Judd) Latham, Bonnie
(Steve) Kramer, Matt (Marlene)
Dillon, and Marty Dillon; 28
grandchildren and 25 great
grandchildren. Mr. Thomas was
preceded in death by his 1st
wife: Helen (nee Paull), 2nd
wife: Jeanne Dillon; parents: Aleck and Stella (nee Urbanovic)
Thomas; son: Mark Thomas;
step daughter and son-in-law:
Beth Anne (Rich) Wisch; and
step son-in-law: Rich Righter.
Funeral services for Mr. Thomas
will be held on Thursday, July 3,
2014 beginning with Prayers at
9:30
AM
at
the
Schroeder-Lauer
Funeral
Home, 3227 Ridge Rd., Lansing,
IL, and proceeding to St. Ann
Catholic Church, 3010 Ridge
Rd., Lansing, IL for a 10:00 AM
Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow at Holy Cross
Cemetery in Calumet City, IL.
Friends are invited to visit with
Mr.
Thomas's
family
on
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from
3:00 - 8:00 PM at the funeral
home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in
Mr. Thomas's name to St. Ann
Catholic Church.
A member of the Greatest Generation, Mr. Thomas honorably
served his country during WWII
in the U.S. Navy. He worked as a
civil engineer in steel production, was a Chicago Bears and
Cubs fan and a member of the
Knights
of
Columbus.
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metallurgical engineering. He was a founding
member of the Theta Xi fraternity.
He spent his career at U.S. Steel, rising through
the ranks of upper level management, retiring at
age 57. He then became “Mister Mom” as his wife
continued to work.
He took up woodworking and made beautiful
pieces of furniture, his family said.
Turman was born in St. Louis, Mo., and raised by
his grandmother. Despite having no father figure to
model himself after, he loved every minute he spent
with his family.
“Family was everything to Dad. He was never
happier than when he was building something
for one of us or had us gathered at the house for
our frequent and large family parties,” she said.
“Our dad was an engineer, a builder, a manager,
a solid Catholic, a husband, a father and a papa.
His life ended surrounded by the large, loving
family he helped nurture, support and create.
We go on in our life knowing we loved (him) and
he loved us.”
CHRISTINE M. DEMPS
HAMMOND, IN
Christine M. Demps, age 42, of
Hammond, IN passed away
Thursday, June 19, 2014. She is
survived by her son, Nicholas
(Pam) Demps of Hammond; one
brother, Allen S. Demps of Gary;
nieces and nephews: David
Paluch, Shelly Cepolski and her
children, Gabriel and Angelo,
Cody
Meadows,
Little
Al
Demps, and Tyler Demps; aunt,
Mary Jane (Dan) Brown; uncle,
Arthur Dryer, and several cousins. Preceded in death by her
parents: Allen and Nancy
Demps.
A memorial visitation will be
held on Wednesday, July 2, 2014
from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the
Anthony & Dziadowicz Funeral Home, 4404 Cameron
Avenue, Hammond (two blocks
E. of Hohman, one block N. of
Gostlin). Memorial service at
7:30 p.m. with Rev. William
O'Toole officiating. A private
cremation took place prior to
services.
Christine was a lifelong Hammond resident. She was an employee of American Comsource,
and a former employee of the
Hammond Health Department.
Christine was a graduate of
George Rogers Clark High
School class of 1989.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions to the family
would be appreciated.
EMIL S PAOLONE
"PAPPY"
EAST SIDE
Emil S. Paolone "Pappy" (RET
CPD), age 76 lifelong of the East
Side. Beloved husband of Marie
(Nee Jansky) for 54 years. Loving father of Kimberly (late
Gary) Chipules & Emil "Paco"
Paolone. Devoted grandfather
of 11 & great-grandfather of 2.
Dear brother of Anthony (Carol)
Paolone, Mary Ann (late Michael) Masciotra & Shirley
(Fred) Koegel. Fond uncle of
many nieces & nephews. U.S.
Army Veteran. Member of Trinity Knights of Columbus Council
#3755 & Illiana American Legion
Post #220. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. Funeral services
Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 9:30
a.m. from the Elmwood Chapel
11200 S. Ewing Ave. Chicago to
St. Francis de Sales Church.
Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00
a.m. Interment Holy Cross
Cemetery.
773-731-2749.
www.elmwoodchapel.com.
GOLDIE PANGBURN
(NEE NERO)
ST. JOHN, IN
Goldie Pangburn (nee Nero), age
83, of St. John, Indiana passed
away Sunday, June 29, 2014.
She is survived by her loving
children: Deborah Pangburn,
Drew Pangburn and Denise
(Kelly) Parker; 9 adored grandchildren;
5
cherished
great-grandchildren; numerous
dear nieces and nephews. Goldie
was preceded in death by her
husband Earl and son David.
Funeral services will be held
Thursday, July 3, 2014 directly
at St. James the Less Catholic
Church: 9640 Kennedy Avenue
Highland, IN 46322 for a Mass
of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m.
followed by interment services
at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery &
Mausoleums of Evergreen Park,
IL. Visitation Wednesday at
Castle Hill Funeral Home: 1219
Sheffield Avenue, Dyer, IN
46311 from 4-8 p.m. and on
Thursday at the church from
9:30 a.m. until time of Mass.
Memorials to the Susan G.
Komen Breast Cancer Foundation appreciated. For information (219)864-0170 or visit
www.castlehillfuneralhome.com
for online guestbook.
FRANCISCA CAMARILLO
(NEE VILLALPANDO)
HOBART, IN
RICARDO G. ESCAMILLA
"A-1"
EAST CHICAGO, IN
Ricardo G. Escamilla passed
away on Friday, June 27, 2014 at
St. Catherine Hospital. Rick is
survived by his loving parents:
Felix (Sandy) Escamilla; siblings: Sonia (Arnulfo) Perez, Felix (Monica) Escamilla III, Armando Escamilla and David
(Charlie) Escamilla; grandparents:
Amelia
(late
Felix)
Escamilla and Raymond (Estella)
Galvan; nephews: Javier, Julian
and David Jr.; nieces: Thalia,
Analise, Jeselia and Emalina;
special friend Mary Piedlow and
children
Francisco,
Felicia,
Jean-Marie, Eddie and Prodigy;
grandson Alejandro and many
Aunts, Uncles, family and
friends.
Funeral Service will be held
Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 7:00
pm at the OLESKA-PASTRICK
Funeral Home, 3934 Elm St.,
East Chicago, IN (one block
north of US 12- Columbus Dr).
Deacon Raymond Helfen conducting service. Friends may
visit with the family on
Wednesday from 3-8pm. Private Cremation will follow.
Rick was a very wonderful and
loving person. He had a big
heart and was very family oriented. Rick was fearless and always looking for adventure and
to meet new people. Many people respected and loved him
very much. Rick is now in God's
hands. He will be dearly missed
by all who knew and loved him.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
his parents, Felix and Sandy
Escamilla.
For further information please
contac the OLESKA-PASTRICK
Funeral Home at 219.398.0938.
FLORENCE MAE BULTMAN
(NEE JONES)
SOUTH HOLLAND, IL
Florence Mae Bultman, nee
Jones, age 92, of South Holland,
IL passed away Tuesday, June
24, 2014. Beloved wife of the
late Laurence Bultman. Loving
mother of Jeffrey Bultman and
the late Laurence Bultman II.
Dear sister of the late Lorene
(late Tom) Ertl (nee Jones). Kind
aunt of nieces Carol and Teresa.
Preceded in death by her parents Guy and Grace Jones. Florence was a Thornton High
School graduate whose career as
a statistical typist led her to
work for many corporations.
After retiring from the First National Bank of Chicago with 15
years of service, she continued
her many crafting hobbies. She
was a member of Ivanhoe
Woman's
Club,
Thornton
American
Legion
Auxiliary,
Thornwood Chapter AARP, and
Heritage Quilters Club. In retirement she enjoyed family,
friends, and quilting. A private
service and private interment
was held at Mt. Vernon Estates
Cemetery, Lemont, IL. Arrangements entrusted to Smits,
DeYoung-Vroegh
Funeral
Home at 649 E. 162nd St.
(Rt.6/159th St.) South Holland,
IL. www.SMITHFH.com
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Francisca Camarillo (nee Villalpando), age 97, of Hobart, IN
passed away Sunday, June 29,
2014. She is survived by her six
loving children: Dolores (Dr.
Gabriel) Ruiz, Alicia (late Everardo) Leal, Elvia (Clyde) Allen,
Carmen (Manuel) Salazar, Bertha (Margarito) Gonzalez and
Juan M. (Rose) Camarillo; numerous beloved grandchildren,
great grandchildren and great
great grandchildren. Mrs. Camarillo was preceded in death by
her husband, Carmelino. Funeral services will be held
Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 10:00
a.m. at Kuiper Funeral Home,
9039 Kleinman Road (two
blocks south of Ridge Road)
Highland, IN with Rev. Theodore Mens officiating. Interment will follow at Catholic
Cemeteries,
Hammond,
IN.
Friends are invited to meet with
the family Wednesday, July 2,
2014 from 4:00-8:00 p.m.
(prayer service at 6:00 p.m.) at
Kuiper Funeral Home. Francisca
loved spending time with her
family and she will be dearly
missed.
Please
visit:
www.kuiperfh.com.
JACK PAPA
VALPARAISO, IN
Jack Papa, 84, of Valparaiso
passed away on Sunday, June
29, 2014 at Portage Regional
Hospital. He was born on September 30, 1929 in Memphis,
TN to the late, Sam & Rose
Papa. Jack retired from NIPSCO
as a foreman in 1989 with 41
years on employment and was a
veteran of the U.S. Air Force
serving in Korea.
In 1953, Jack married Roxie Lee
Wilson who preceded him in
death in 2008. He is survived his
son, Dennis of Washington
State; daughter, Donna (Randy)
Clowers of Portage; 2 grandsons; 1 great granddaughter;
brother, Sam (Pat) Papa of Lansing IL; sister, Anna (Leon) of
Salisbury, MO; and aunts,
nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was also preceded in death
by his sister, Josephine (late
Hugh) Markward; brother, Joseph (Joanna) Papa; and sister,
Rose Marie Papa.
Funeral Service will be held on
Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 10:30
AM at Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso
with burial to follow at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5:00-8:00 PM.
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JOHN VLADIMIR PRIMICH
It is time to say goodbye to John
Vladimir Primich, an only child,
born 6-3-1930 to Harriet
Berkheimer and John Primich.
Sailor of boats, teller of tales,
cutter of rugs, singer of songs,
explorer of horizons, fighter of
battles, loyal friend to many.
Husband of two, father of four,
grandfather of seven. Proudest
of his US Military Service, his
colleagues
at
the
GW
Berkheimer Company, his college scholarship fund at the
Legacy Foundation, the Portage
High School Class of 1949 and
his
prizewinning
1947
Studebaker Landcruiser. Worshiped faithfully at Indiana University Football and Basketball
venues (Class of 1953). IU,
where he will forever be remembered for participating in
the first "Little 500 Race." There
are so many fun things to do in
life, was his creed. Celebration
of life to be held at a later date.
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