Obituary: Linda Jo Van Dyke | October 13, 2023

Linda Jo Van Dyke, 76, lovingly known as Nin, Grandma Linda, Aunt Linda and Tiz, passed away peacefully at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center on October 13, 2023. Linda lived in Verona, NJ, after moving from Flossmoor, IL following the death of her husband, Robert Van Dyke, in 2020. Linda spent[Read More…]

Obituary: Joan Marie Lonstine, Sept. 27

Joan Marie Lonstine (nee Matuska), age 76 of the Village of Sister Bay and formerly of the Village of Homewood, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at the Jack and Engrid Meng Residence – Unity Hospice. Joan was born on December 8, 1946, to the late Paul and[Read More…]

Obituary: Paschal (Pat) Joseph Panio

Paschal (Pat) Joseph Panio, MD, a resident of Flossmoor, IL, tragically passed away on September 12, 2023 surrounded by his beloved wife and four children. Pat was born and raised in Chicago Heights, IL where he attended Marian Catholic High School. Later, he pursued his medical studies at Loyola Stritch[Read More…]

Obituary: Gary Essig

Gary Essig — a Chicagoland native, retired computer programmer, and lover of road trips — died Aug. 2, 2023, in Madison, Wisconsin, at the age of 70.   Gary Todd Essig was born on March 6, 1953, to Calvaine and Evelyn Mae Danhoff Essig and was raised in Homewood, Illinois with[Read More…]

Obituary: Paul J. Milord

Paul J. Milord, 90, loving husband of the late Maureen Milord (née McCambridge); proud father of Catherine Milord (Art Schueneman), Carol Turner, Kevin (Lisa), Amy Harrell (Kevin), Philip (Donna), Donna Somerville (Luke), Paul (Betsey/late Patti), Jackie Raimo (Jeff); beloved grandpa to Noel, Kelly (Flower), Matt, Henry (Kala), Sophie, Emily, Christopher[Read More…]

Obituary: Michael ‘Mike’ Hitchcock | Feb. 22, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Michael “Mike” Hitchcock, who died at home surrounded by family on Feb. 22, 2023, at the age of 64.  Mike was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Mike is survived by Christina Hitchcock (nee Henley), wife of 42 years;[Read More…]

Obituary: James R. Wright

James R. Wright, March 10, 2023, age 63, lifelong resident of Homewood. Beloved son of the late Richard O. Wright Sr. and the late Lauretta R. Wright nee La Ponte. Loving brother of Michael F. (Kathleen) Wright, Kathleen A. (Andrew) Sabo, Richard O. Wright Jr., Nancy Jo (Steven) Dubetz and[Read More…]

Obituary: Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor (32) of Homewood, IL passed away unexpectedly at his home on February 8, 2023. He will be greatly missed by his surviving family and friends.

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