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O'Shea, James P. "Jim" - Naperville  
O'Shea, James P. "Jim" Age 82, a resident of Naperville, IL since 2002, formerly of Chicago, IL, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at his home. He was born July 7, 1932 in Chicago, IL. Devoted son to the late James and Anne (nee Ginnane) O'Shea; dear brother of Mary Therese (the late John J. "Jack") Goodwin and the late Annabelle "Nancy" O'Shea; loving uncle of Dr. Mark Goodwin, the late Dan (Ruth Ann) Goodwin, Maureen (Alex) Jacobs, the late John Goodwin and the late Bobby Goodwin; adored great-uncle of Emily Goodwin, Christina (Justin) Michaud, Patrick (Bianca) Goodwin, Lauren Goodwin, Kevin Goodwin, Jack Goodwin, Shea Goodwin, Abby Jacobs, Alex Jacobs and Tess Jacobs; great-great uncle of Annabelle Michaud. Jim grew up on Chicago's South Side, attended St. Brendan's Elementary School and was a graduate of St. Rita High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and later worked as an engineer for the Streets and Sanitation Department for the City of Chicago, retiring after 33 years. Jim was a current member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Naperville and was a former member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Chicago. He was an enthusiastic, lifelong fan of the Chicago White Sox. Visitation Saturday, November 29, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. Services will begin Saturday, 10:30 a.m. from the funeral home and will proceed to an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at SS. Peter & Paul Church, 36 N. Ellsworth Street, Naperville. Private Interment: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials to: Alzheimer's Association, 8430 W Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL, (847) 933-2413, www.alz.org or ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter, 220 W. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60654, (312) 932-0000, webchicago.alsa.org For more information, please visit www.friedrich-jones.com or call (630)355-0213.
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Published in Naperville Sun on Nov. 23, 2014
Oswald, Rudolph J. "Rudy" - Naperville  
Oswald, Rudolph J. "Rudy" Age 68, a resident of Naperville, IL since 1976, formerly of Queens, NY, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014 at RML Specialty Hospital in Hinsdale, IL. He was born November 18, 1946 in the Bronx, NY. Beloved husband of Karen (nee Ahlsen) Oswald, whom he married September 17, 1977; loving father of Gregory (Jennifer) Oswald of Plainfield, IL; adored grandfather of Garrett and Elyse Oswald; devoted son of the late Victor and Anna Oswald; brother of Victor Oswald of Huntley, IL; brother-in-law of Nancy (Rod Link) Ahlsen of Cape Elizabeth, ME. Rudy grew up in Queens, attended Brooklyn Tech and was a graduate of Defiance College, Defiance, OH with degrees in business administration and sociology. Rudy worked in retail packaging sales for many years. Rudy made friends easily. He was always a good friend to others and brought so much love and laughter to those who knew him. He knew how to be a true friend and was always ready with a joke or story to tell. He had many, many close friends. He was a loyal member of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) fraternity; his TKE brothers were truly his brothers. He cherished his time with family, especially his grandchildren. A celebration of Rudy's life will be held on Saturday, November 29, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. Memorial Service will follow at 4:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment: private. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, (901)595-3300, www.stjude.org ; or Defiance College, 701 N. Clinton Street, Defiance, OH 43512, (419)784-4010, http://www.defiance.edu . For more information, please visit www.friedrich-jones.com or call (630)355-0213.
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Published in Naperville Sun on Nov. 23, 2014
Ray, Thomas - Naperville  
Ray, Thomas J. "Tom" Age 94, a resident of Naperville, IL, formerly of Downers Grove, IL, died on Friday, November 21, 2014 at DuPage Convalescent Center in Wheaton, IL. He was born February 13, 1920 in Chicago, IL. Beloved husband of the late Patricia J. (nee Pesch) Ray, whom he married November 29, 1941 and who preceded him in death August 9, 2004; loving father of Michael D. (Mary) Ray of Santa Fe, NM, Margaret "Peggy" Stump of Naperville and Barbara E. (Kevin) Bikus of St. Cloud, MN; adored grandfather of Jennifer Stump, Andrew (Gretchen) Stump, Christopher (Lauren) Stump, Matthew (Debbie) Bikus, Zach (Lindy) Bikus and Josh Bikus; cherished great-grandfather of Courtney Stump, Rachael Buckner, Lily and Gavin Stump; great-great-grandfather of Caidence Buckner; devoted son of the late Merrick and Lillian Ray; dear brother of Leonard (Dolores) Ray, Roberta (the late Ed) Becker, Sharon Barileau and the late Fran (the late Pat) Patterson and the late Mickey Ray; brother-in-law of Ellen (Dick) Goldberg and Hank (Cindy) Pesch; fond uncle and great-uncle of many. Tom grew up in Downers Grove, was a graduate of Downers Grove High School and served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1942-1945 during World War II. After the war, he worked for many years as an accountant with Taylor Forge & Pipeworks (later known as Gulf & Western), Cicero and Oak Brook, IL. Tom was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Naperville and enjoyed crossword puzzles and cookies. Visitation Tuesday, November 25, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. Services will begin Wednesday, November 26, 9:15 a.m. from the funeral home and will proceed to a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 1450 Green Trails Dr., Naperville. Interment:Naperville Cemetery, Naperville, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials to: Naperville Responds For Our Veterans, 1111 S. Washington St., Naperville, IL 60540, (331) 684-7899, www.nrfov.org . For more information, please visit www.friedrich-jones.com or call (630)355-0213.
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Published in Naperville Sun on Nov. 23, 2014

Obituaries from the Past Three Days

De La Cruz, Claribeth - Naperville  
De La Cruz, Claribeth Gabriela Age 18, of Naperville, IL, passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2014. Claribeth was born January 19, 1996 in Ft. Stewart, GA. She was a graduate of Waubonsie Valley High School and was a freshman at Waynesburg University in Waynesburg, PA, where she was a member of the track team and Student Senate. Clari is survived by her loving parents, Beth (nee Perez-Ortiz) De La Cruz and Gabriel De La Cruz; dearest brother, Gaby De La Cruz; beloved grandmothers, Delia Ortiz and Carmen L. Andujar; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Casual Celebration of Life Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 23, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Beideleman-Kunsch Funeral Homes & Crematory, 24021 Royal Worlington Dr., Naperville. Funeral Service Monday, 10:00 a.m. at Naperville Presbyterian Church, 943 Sanctuary Lane, Naperville. Entombment Risen Lord Cemetery, Oswego. In lieu of flowers, memorials for Clari may be made to Naperville Presbyterian Church HSM mission fund or to Compassion International. For memorial information instructions and online tributes visit www.beidelmankunschfh.com Info: 630.922.9630
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Published in Naperville Sun on Nov. 21, 2014
Good, Nancy - Naperville  
Good, Nancy Linden Age 59, a lifelong resident of Naperville, IL, passed away peacefully on November 19, 2014 at Seasons Hospice in Naperville. She was born on May 24, 1955 in Naperville to Richard and Marilyn Linden. Nancy is survived by her devoted husband of 38 years, David Eckert Good; her loving children, Andrew Robert Good and Eleanor Allison Good; her cherished parents, Richard A. Linden and Marilyn R. Linden of Batavia, IL; her dear siblings, David (Kathy) Linden of Hunstville, AL and Betsy (Donald) Spink of Villa Park, IL; as well as her mother-in-law, Shirley Good of Mount Laurel, NJ and sister-in-law, Alice Good of Riverton, NJ. She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, William Eckert Good. Nancy attended Granger Elementary and Naperville High School, did undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, finishing with a PhD in Analytical Chemistry in 1981. She worked as a research chemist at Corn Products Corporation in Argo, Illinois until 1987. At church she sang in the choir, served in the Stewardship and Finance ministry group, and taught in Sunday School and at VBS. She was an adult leader of a Girl Scout troop, and served as Naperville Area Cookie Coordinator. She was a founding member, music arranger, and guitarist for "Old Fezziwig's" band, providing live music for the English Country Dance groups at Fermilab and Oak Park. She led the beginner's group at monthly meetings of the West Suburban Early Music Society, a chapter of the American Recorder Society, sometimes performing with her mother and daughter. She volunteered in the Herbarium at the Morton Arboretum, and, at the time of her death, was working as Copy Editor for the research journal Systematic Botany. She volunteered at Naperville Central in the Band Library as librarian and organizer and as an adult helper for the Science Olympiad team, going with the team several times to the state semi-finals and once to the national finals. She enjoyed bird watching, long walks and Friday afternoon Chicago Symphony Orchestra concerts with her best friend, Marge Reneker. For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to Nancy's life, memorials to the Morton Arboretum or American Recorder Society would be greatly appreciated. Visitation will be Sunday, November 23, 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. at the Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL 60544. All are welcome to gather on Monday, November 24, at 10:00 a.m. at the Naperville Cemetery for final committal services. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 6 at 10:00 a.m. at the Naperville Covenant Church, 1150 Hobson Road, Naperville. For more info please call (630)355-0213 or visit http://www.friedrichjones.com/
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Published in Naperville Sun on Nov. 21, 2014
Greco, Charles - Naperville  
Greco, Charles D. "Chuck" Age 71, at rest, November 15, 2014. Chuck was a member of the VFW and a Charter member of the new Vietnam War Veterans Chapter. Chuck is survived by his wife, Marlene (nee Kemp); children, Sherri Young, Jennifer (Tom) Waters and Danny Greco; grandchildren, Danielle Barnes and Danny Ray Greco, Jr.; sister, Rose (Moritz) Moeller; brother, Jim (Linda) Greco; many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Elsie (nee Barrett) Greco; brother, Sam Greco and sister, Joanne (nee Greco) Strobel. Memorial visitation will be held Saturday, November 22, 2014, 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a military service at 6:30 p.m. at the Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Homes & Crematory, 24021 Royal Worlington Dr., Naperville, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the VFW 2423, 100 VFW Lane, Indian Trail, NC 28079, or any Veteran related charity of your choice. Info: 630-922-9630 or www.beidelmankunschfh.com
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Published in Naperville Sun on Nov. 21, 2014
Kinney, James - Orland Park  
Kinney, James H. Age 80, of Naperville, born November 17, 1934 in Anoka, Minnesota, he passed away November 18, 2014 at home with his family by his side. Jim is survived by his loving wife, Mary; his children, Timothy (Mary Jane), Paul (Susan), Daniel (Fran) and David (Diane); 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Jim was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving his country during the Korean War. He then spent 37 years working for 3M Company as an office manager. He was an avid golfer, football fan and high school wrestling fan. A Celebration of Jim's life will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at Independence Village, 1030 Aurora Avenue, Naperville, IL 60504.
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Published in Naperville Sun on Nov. 21, 2014

Obituaries from the Past Week

Bursh, Thomas - Naperville  
Bursh, Thomas W. Age 89, a resident of Spring Meadows in Naperville, IL, passed away peacefully on November 15, 2014 at Edward Hospital. He was born April 30, 1925 in Sandwich, IL. Thomas is survived by his devoted wife of 65 years, Virginia; his loving sons, Tom (Karen) Bursh and Rick (Laura) Bursh; his grandchildren, Jennifer Lee Bursh, Andrew Thomas (Nicole) Bursh, Brittany (Adam) Countryman, Kelly (Matt) Timmons and Nicholas Bursh; his great-grandchildren, Carli and Tyler, Braden and Cody. Tom worked his entire career, 38 years with Western Electric Company, beginning at the Hawthorne Works where he met his bride Ginny. Upon retirement at the age of 58 he dedicated himself to an active volunteer role. Tom was involved with many Naperville organizations throughout the years. He was once president of Hawthorne Credit Union, overseeing the construction of its facility on Diehl Road and later Naperville Blvd. He was very involved along with wife Ginny with the Naperville Settlement, once being president and chairing the Antique Show fundraiser. He was elected to the Naperville Board of Education District 203 and later became president. His involvement was at the time Naperville North was constructed. The mayor appointed him to the board of Naperville Public Library and later elected president of the board. Active with Naperville Rotarians, he once served as president. He served as chairman of Congressman Fawell's advisory committee on education and was the district coordinator of the US Bicentennial Constitution and Bill of Rights competition with Bolingbrook winning state competition. For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to the life of Thomas W. Bursh, memorials to The Rotary Club of Naperville Charities, P.O. Box 2, Naperville, IL 60566. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 19th, 10:00 a.m. until the time of Funeral Services begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. A private family interment will be at Naperville Cemetery. Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 South Mill St., Naperville, IL 60540, (630) 3550213 www.friedrichjones.com
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Published in Naperville Sun on Nov. 19, 2014
McIntire, Leilla (Lonn) - Aurora  
McIntire, Leilla Lonn 80, of Scottsdale, AZ, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 9, 2014. She was born on September 24, 1934, in Leith, North Dakota. After graduating from the University of Minnesota Duluth, she married David F. McIntire on December 28, 1957. She taught elementary school for several years before starting a family. Her love of teaching continued through volunteering in her children's classrooms and teaching Sunday school at church. Leilla also worked in the Project Leap program in Naperville and tutored children in reading in Minnesota and Arizona. Throughout the years, Leilla was always very active with the church. Leilla is survived by her husband, David; sons, Ken (Melissa) and Keith (Lisa); daughter, Karen (Darren) Miller; grandchildren, Danny and Nicole Miller, Kaitlyn and Courtney McIntire, and Melanie McIntire. She is also survived by sisters, Carolyn (Frank) Luczak, Mary Johnson, Margaret (Ron) Christians, Frances (Ron) Handel; brother, Norman Lonn; sister-in-law, Shirley McIntire; brother-in-law, Jim Murray; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Charlotte Lonn; sister, Cheryl Murray; and brothers-in-law, Robert McIntire and Ken Johnson. Services will be held on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 8050 E. Mountain View Rd., Scottsdale, AZ. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either The Leilla Lonn McIntire Scholarship Fund (3189), c/o Aron Kramer, University of Minnesota Duluth, 1049 University Dr., Duluth, MN 55812; or the NEF/Jeanine Nicarico Memorial Fund for Literacy, c/o The Naperville Education Foundation, 203 W. Hillside, Naperville, IL 60540-6589.
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Published in Naperville Sun on Nov. 19, 2014
Schneider, James A. - Aurora  
Schneider, James A. (1939-2014), Aurora, passed away November 16. Born in Cicero, beloved husband to Judith whom preceded him in death; beloved father to James Schneider, AnnMarie (Pearson) Fauske, Robert Pearson, Scott Schneider, Jeri (Schneider) Zaruba and Joey (Schneider) Kikke; he was adored as "Papa" to Ariel Rewerts, Xavier Schneider, Jaden and Jake Fauske, Becca and TJ Pearson, Sarah Schneider, Brett and Patrick Zaruba, Melissa (Montalto) Ruff, Jason Montalto, Elizabeth (Montalto) Kimbrough; he was brother to J. Glenn Schneider. James began a career as a meat cutter at National T, moving to Mr. B's in Western Springs which he later owned followed by owning Schneider's Meats in Downers Grove. Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. followed by services at 1:00 p.m. at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Dr., Sugar Grove, IL. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Wounded Warrior Project. For further information please call (630) 466-1330 or visit www.healychapel.com to sign the online guestbook.
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Published in Naperville Sun on Nov. 19, 2014
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