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Ruby "Stella" Latowski

August 29, 1925 - December 8, 2016

Ruby "Stella" Latowski, 91, of South Bend, passed away on Thursday December 08, 2016 at Dujarie House in Holy Cross Village. She was born on August 29, 1925 in South Bend to the late Melvin and Margaret (Rock) Mosher. On August 2, 1947 in St. Matthew Cathedral she married Stephen Latowski, who survives. Also surviving are her four daughters, Margaret (Bud) Garrett of South Bend, Diana (Fred)...
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Ronald J. Wasowski, C.S.C.

March 31, 1946 - December 5, 2016

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Rev. Ronald J. Wasowski, C.S.C., 70, died on Monday, December 5, 2016 at the Holy Cross Residence at the University of Portland in Oregon. He was born in South Bend, Indiana on March 31, 1946 to Leo and Mary (Sotkiewicz) Wasowski. He attended St. Casimir Grade School for eight years and graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1964. In the fall of 1964 he entered the...
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William J. Scott

September 19, 1944 - December 4, 2016


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Arnold A. "Arnie" Cater

December 23, 1926 - December 4, 2016

Arnold A. "Arnie" Cater, 89, of South Bend, IN, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family at 3:08 p.m. Sunday, December 4, 2016, following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born on December 23, 1926 to the late Allen H. and Genevieve C. (Daniecki) Cater in Mosinee, WI, and was a lifelong resident of South Bend. Along with his parents; he was preceded in death by two...
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Clementine (Kubiak) Nye

December 4, 1921 - December 3, 2016

I've lived life and what a life it was. I've seen history, loved hard, laughed harder. I've cried and gotten knocked down, but have always gotten up. I have a lot to be thankful for. According to my wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Burial will be private. Remember me as I was and the memories we shared. Please donate to the Hospice, they are angels on earth and have made this...
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Anthony E. "Tony" Harman

July 8, 1944 - December 2, 2016

Anthony E. Harman, 72, of Walkerton, IN, passed away on December 2, 2016 in his home, surrounded by loved ones. He was born on July 8, 1944. On October 24, 1961 he married Patricia A. Parks, who preceded him in death on August 28, 1999. He is survived by his four sons, Scott (Nancy) Harman of Baroda, MI, Brian (Dolores) Harman of Walkerton, IN, Eric Harman of TN and Kelly (Wendy) Harman of South...
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Michael A. Muzzey

April 28, 1945 - December 2, 2016

Michael A. Muzzey, 71, of South Bend, passed away on Friday December 2, 2016 at Hospice House, South Bend. He was born on April 28, 1945, in South Bend, to the late Elisworth and Gladys Muzzey. On November 9, 1979 he married Linda Florence, who survives. Also surviving is his daughter, Lisa Muzzey of South Bend; three sons, Michael Jr. (Michele) and Martin Muzzey, both of Detroit, MI and Jeff...
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Karen C. Jozwiak

April 29, 1947 - November 30, 2016

Karen C. Jozwiak, 69, of Granger, Indiana passed away at 10:21 a.m. Wednesday, November 30, 2016 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. Karen was born on April 29, 1947 in South Bend to Chester and Helene (Busko) Robaska, and was a lifelong resident. She had formerly been employed with Gurly Leep. On February 4, 1967, in South Bend she married Allen T. Jozwiak, who survives. Also surviving are...
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Doris Maxine Copelin

February 2, 1926 - November 29, 2016

Doris Maxine Copelin was a long time resident of South Bend, Indiana. In her later years of assisted living, she resided at The Milton Home in South Bend and later at Morningside Memory Care Center. Maxine was born in South Bend on February 2, 1926. She passed away of age related causes on November 29, 2016. She was the loving wife of John Copelin, who preceded her in death. She was the daughter...
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Dennis C. Opaczewski

January 18, 1948 - November 28, 2016

Dennis C. Opaczewski, 68, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 12:35 p.m. Monday, November 28, 2016, in The Milton Home. Dennis was born on January 18, 1948 in South Bend to Stanley C. and Harriet T. (Klota) Opaczewski, and was a lifelong resident. He had been employed with the Walmart Supercenter in the Indian Ridge Plaza, Mishawaka, Indiana. Dennis is survived by his three sisters, Darlene ...
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Janice M. Coffield

January 1, 1927 - November 27, 2016

Janice M. Coffield, 89, of South Bend, passed away on Sunday November 27, 2016 at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka. She was born on January 1, 1927, in South Bend, to the late Fred George and Mildred (Steis) Coffield. She was also preceded in death by an infant twin brother and sister and a brother, Fred Coffield. Janice is survived by her sister, Virginia Frazer of West Virginia,...
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Hilary J. Staszewski

December 1, 1923 - November 26, 2016

Hilary J. Staszewski, 92, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 5:25 p.m. Saturday, November 26, 2016, in the Sanctuary at St. Paul's. Hilary was born on December 1, 1923 in South Bend to Andrew and Helen (Kazmierzak) Staszewski and was a lifelong resident. He retired on February 5, 1986 from the South Bend Fire Department after 28 years of service. On September 8, 1951 in St. Stanislaus...
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Sister Rita Murphy (M. Anita), C.S.C.

November 17, 1926 - November 24, 2016

"Thanks be to God for this inexpressible gift!" (II Cor. 9:15) Such were the sentiments of Sister Rita Murphy (a.k.a. Sister Anita) throughout her life as she reflected on her vocation and ministry as a Sister of the Holy Cross for over 70 years. Sister Rita died at age 90 during the last hour of Thanksgiving Day in Saint Mary's Convent. For 24 years she was first a teacher of elementary and...
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Frank L. Kaniewski

January 4, 1928 - November 24, 2016

Frank Kaniewski, 88, formerly of South Bend, IN, passed away after a lengthy illness at Brookdale Assisted Living in Chandler, AZ. He was born on Jan. 4, 1928 in South Bend to Frank H. and Charlotte (Jankowiak) Kaniewski who preceded him in death along with his wife, Joan (Nowacki), of 55 years and his sister, Alice (Miller). After graduating from South Bend Catholic High School in 1946 he...
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Darlene M. Hoover

July 12, 1933 - November 23, 2016

Darlene M. Hoover 83, passed away quietly in her home Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Darlene was born in South Bend, Indiana on July 12, 1933. Darlene married Dale E. Hoover on April 30, 1955, who preceded her in death on May 8, 1998. Also preceded in death by Louis Walkowiak (Uncle Lefty), and her nephew, Kirk Walkowiak. Her parents, Louis & Lucille Walkowiak. Darlene was survived by...
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Lucille V. Thompson

February 23, 1918 - November 21, 2016

Lucille V. Thompson, 98, of Cincinnati, Ohio passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016 at St. Margaret Hall Nursing Home, Cincinnati. She was born February 23, 1918, in North Judson, Indiana to the late Edward and Grace Leslie Dahlke. On January 31, 1937, as Lucille V. Dahlke, she married Donald J. Thompson, who preceded her in death on January 24, 1982. She was preceded in death by her son,...
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Brother Thomas P. Tucker, C.S.C.

February 1, 1935 - November 20, 2016

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Br. Thomas Peter Tucker, C.S.C., 81, died at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, Ind. on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. Br. Thomas was born Feb. 1, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan to Joseph and Esther (Cook) Tucker. He graduated from St. Alphonsus School in Dearborn, Michigan in 1950 and attended his first two years of high school at St. Alphonsus High School. He completed his last two years...
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George E. Branson

March 6, 1941 - November 18, 2016

George E. Branson, 75, of South Bend, IN, passed away on Friday, November 18, 2016 in his home. He was born on March 6, 1941 to the late Ralph O. and Josephine (Cramer) Branson in Parke County, IN, and has lived in South Bend since 1971, coming from Portsmouth, OH. Along with his parents; George was preceded in death by his son, David Branson in May of 2016; and a brother, Jackie Branson. ...
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Ronald F. "Tom" Moran

September 23, 1939 - November 17, 2016

Ronald "Tom" F. Moran, 77, of Granger, Indiana passed away at 11:41 a.m. Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, Indiana. Tom was born on September 23, 1939 in Hammond, Indiana to Francis and Eleanor (Andy) Moran. He had lived in the South Bend area since 1991, coming from the Calumet region. Tom retired from LTV Steel in East Chicago. He is survived by...
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Jane R. Gaski

March 10, 1918 - November 17, 2016

SOUTH BEND—Jane R. Gaski, 98, of South Bend passed away on November 17 at Center for Hospice Care in Roseland. Born in Chicago on March 10, 1918 to Frank X. Kindberg and Maude (Hanrath) Kindberg, Jane Ruth Kindberg Gaski was a beloved daughter, wife, mother, aunt, and friend. After childhood mainly in Chicago and Crown Point, Indiana, Jane Kindberg graduated from Crown Point High School...
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Rosemary A. Bare

August 21, 1931 - November 16, 2016

Rosemary A. Bare, 85, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 11:11 a.m., Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Hamilton Grove Greencroft Community, New Carlisle, IN. Rosemary was born on August 21, 1931, in South Bend, IN to John and Rosa (Mesaros) Haringer. On February 7, 1947, in South Bend, she married William H. Bare, who preceded her in death on November 29, 2011. She is survived by her daughter,...
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Eugene Kozlovich

December 12, 1926 - November 16, 2016

Eugene Kozlovich, 89, of Mishawaka, passed away on Wednesday November 16, 2016 at Waterford Estates, Mishawaka. He was born on December 12, 1926 to the late John M. and Molly D. (Dodyk) Kozlovich. On August 10, 1957, in Niles, MI, he married Carol A. Carlson, who survives. Also surviving are his daughters, Diana J. Stickl of South Bend and Janet K. Hamilton of Edwardsburg, MI; sons, Jeffrey G. ...
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Susanna M. Collins

October 18, 1943 - November 15, 2016

Susanna M. Collins, 73, of South Bend, IN, passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 in her home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles C. and Violet Vander Vanter; and her husband, David Collins. On October 23, 1999, as Susanna M. Young, she married David Collins in Middlebury, IN. He passed away on October 1, 2004. Susanna is survived by her two sons, David Young and John ...
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James R. Thomas

October 3, 1948 - November 15, 2016

James R. Thomas, 68, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2016 in his home. He was born on October 3, 1948 in South Bend, Indiana to Ralph J. and Margaret J. (Latosinski) Thomas. James had lived in Fort Wayne for the past 16 years. He was the owner of American Espresso Catering of Fort Wayne where he was known and loved as the "Coffee Man". He also lived in...
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Stanley "Sparky" D. Sparazynski

May 10, 1923 - November 15, 2016

Stanley "Sparky" D. Sparazynski, 93, of South Bend, IN passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at Briarcliff Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Stanley was born May 10, 1923 to Vincent and Lucy (Witucki) Sparazynski. He was a lifelong resident of South Bend and attended Washington High School, where he played on the football team and was a drummer in the band. Stanley married Ruth A...
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Thomas Laszlo Locsi

August 14, 1950 - November 14, 2016

Thomas Laszlo Locsi, 66, of South Bend, passed away on Monday November 14, 2016 at Memorial Hospital. He was born on August 14, 1950, in South Bend, to the late Paul and Clementine (Nowacki) Locsi. On April 24, 1976 he married Judy Muszynski, who survives. Also surviving are his children, Amber (Brandon) Watson and Adam Locsi, both of South Bend; his grandson, Liam Laszlo Watson; and three...
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Fredrick I. Marlatt

June 22, 1928 - November 14, 2016

Fredrick I. Marlatt, 88, of South Bend, IN passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, November 14, 2016 at home. Fred was born on June 22, 1928 in Dearborn, MI to the late Norval and Irene (Onsgard) Marlatt. Fred grew up in rural Wisconsin on a farm in Arlington with his Aunt and Uncle, Jerry and Myrtle Falk who preceded him in death. Fred was also preceded in death by his only...
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Ralph W. Szymanski

October 27, 1925 - November 13, 2016

Ralph W. Szymanski, 91, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at his home. Ralph was born on October 27, 1925 in South Bend, Indiana to Ladislaus and Blanche (Brzezniak) Szymanski, and was a lifelong resident. He had been employed as a Firefighter with the South Bend Fire Department from 1951–1976. Ralph was also a private gardener and maintenance man for O.C....
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Mary Ann Sullivan

November 23, 1940 - November 12, 2016

Mary Ann (Wilson) Sullivan, aged 75, of Schubert Villa, Notre Dame, IN, died on November 12, 2016, after a long struggle with cancer. Mary was born on November 23, 1940, to Frederick X. Wilson and Mary F. (Sullivan) Wilson, in Washington, D.C. Her parents and her brother Thomas preceded her in death. She is survived by her brother Robert (Kathleen), her sister-in-law, Margaret Wilson, and by...
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Theresa I. Ellis

October 11, 1928 - November 10, 2016

Theresa I. Ellis of South Bend passed away November 10, 2016 at Hospice of South Bend. For decades, Theresa was a well known, popular and beloved waitress in South Bend. Born October 11, 1928 in Willkes- Barre Pennsylvania to an immigrant coal miner father, Adam Cherpak and an immigrant former Chicago Meatpacker mother, Mary (Kita) Wojcik, Cherpak, Theresa began her over sixty year server career...
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Dale "Eddie" Moss

April 15, 1935 - November 9, 2016

Dale "Eddie" Moss, 81, of Mishawaka, IN, passed away at 10:17 a.m. Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Memorial Hospital, as a result of an automobile/pedestrian accident. He was born on April 15, 1935 to the late Kenneth and Linda (Gaddy) Moss in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong area resident. Along with his parents; he was preceded in death by four sisters, Catherine, Anne, Jerry, and Pat; and...
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William "Bill" A. Ryan

September 24, 1938 - November 7, 2016

William A. Ryan, 78, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Monday, November 7, 2016 at Healthwin Specialized Care. He was born on September 24, 1938 in Paducah, Kentucky to the late Emery A. and Lorene (Rule) Ryan. On April 22, 1961 Bill married Sylvia Bukowski in St. Adalbert Catholic Church, South Bend, Indiana. Bill is survived by his wife Sylvia and one daughter, Kelly Reygaert of South...
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Eunice Marie Clark

January 31, 1923 - November 7, 2016

Eunice Marie Clark, 93, of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away at 7:00 a.m., November 7, 2016 in her home. Eunice was born on January 31, 1923 in Redfield, South Dakota to Walter D. and Florence (Schroeder) Hughes. She had lived in New Carlisle for 69 years. Eunice had been employed in the restaurant business for over 30 years, starting at the age of 13. She had been employed with Miller's...
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John R. Jurek, Sr.

April 26, 1932 - November 5, 2016

John R. Jurek, Sr., 84, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 7:46 p.m. Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, IN, as a result of an automobile/pedestrian accident that occurred October 31, 2016. He was born on April 26, 1932 to the late Stanley and Theodora (Zawodny) Jurek in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong area resident. Along with his parents; he was preceded in death by...
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Mary E. Minter

February 5, 1930 - November 4, 2016

Mary E. Minter, 86, of Niles, MI, passed away Friday, November 4, 2016 in her home. She was born on February 5, 1930 in Risingsun, OH, to the late Roy L. and Nellie (Baker) Few. On August 20, 1951 she married Daniel Q. Minter, Jr., who preceded her in death on June 30, 2012. She was also preceded in death by a son, James Kevin Minter, a brother, Roy E. Few and a sister, Xenoline Gorrell. Mary is...
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Jean Murphy Westland

April 22, 1927 - November 4, 2016

Jean Murphy Westland, the first resident at Andre Place at Holy Cross Village, passed peacefully on Friday November 4, 2016. She was born on April 22, 1927, in Oak Park, IL, to the late Harry and Irene Murphy. She is survived by her loving daughter, Julia Westland of Nashville, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth, her children, Tom, Suzanne and Mary and her brother Thomas...
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Mark A. Robinson

December 26, 1962 - November 3, 2016

Mark A. Robinson, 53, of New Carlisle, passed away Thursday November 3, 2016 in his home. He was born on December 26, 1962, in South Bend, to Duane M. and Shirley (Woosley) Robinson, who survive. Also surviving are his sister, Diane K. (Joseph) Szynal of LaPorte; two brothers, Richard (Kimberly) Robinson and Mike (Shannon) Robinson, both of New Carlisle; and by nieces and nephews, Adam, Tyler,...
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Gregory Harry Lyzun

August 9, 1944 - November 3, 2016

Gregory Harry Lyzun "Poppa Large" On November 3, 2016, Gregory passed away after a battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family and friends. He was 72 years old. Gregory was born in Stuttgart, Germany on August 9, 1944. He was the oldest of two children, and the son of Wasyl and Ewhenia Lyzun. Gregory is survived by his wife, Peggy A. Lyzun, beloved furry buddy Cooper, daughters,...
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James B. "Jimmy" Chodzinski

July 18, 1961 - November 1, 2016

A voice was quieted today as God called James B. Chodzinski (better known as Jimmy) in preparation for his "Homecoming." He passed away of congestive heart failure and many other complications (cancer, HIV, and neuropathy from head to toe). In the last years of his life, his doctors wanted to give him a double hip replacement and possible knee surgeries. He decided not to have drastic...
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Alecia A. Cottingham

January 28, 1950 - October 31, 2016

Alecia A. Cottingham, 66, of Mishawaka, Indiana passed away at 7:26 p.m. Monday, October 31, 2016, in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. Alecia was born on January 28, 1950 in Hustisford, Wisconsin to William and Emma (Televik) Brazeua. She is survived by her son, Jacob (Blaire) Cottingham of Noblesville, Indiana; her daughter Kellie (Chris) Cozad of Lafayette, Indiana; her grandson, Anson...
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Joseph P. Browne, C.S.C.

June 12, 1929 - October 30, 2016

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Rev. Joseph Peter Browne, C.S.C., 87, died at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, Ind. on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. He was born the eldest of four children to George and Mary (Fahy) Browne on June 12, 1929, in Detroit, Mich. He graduated from De LaSalle Collegiate High School in 1946. Later that summer, he entered the University of Notre Dame and was received into the Congregation...
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Shelley C. De Neve

December 20, 1960 - October 30, 2016

Shelley C. De Neve, 55, of New Carlisle, IN, passed away surrounded by her loving family, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 30, 2016 in her home, following a long battle with an extremely rare disease, Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). She was born on December 20, 1960 to the late Leo, Jr. and Phyllis (Gifford) Breda in South Bend, IN, and has lived in New Carlisle, IN since 1996, coming from Galien,...
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Roland (John) Driscoll, C.S.C.

February 8, 1918 - October 28, 2016

Brother Roland (John) Driscoll, C.S.C., age 98, died on October 28, 2016 at Dujarie House, in Holy Cross Village at Notre Dame, Indiana. He was born in Knoxville, TN, the son of Bernard and Nell (Brennan) Driscoll. He attended St. Mary's Elementary School and Knoxville Catholic High from 1933 to 1936. His parish priest, a former Holy Cross Brother, convinced Roland to enter the Congregation and...
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Robert I. Bogol

January 13, 1934 - October 28, 2016

Robert I. Bogol, 82, of South Bend, Indiana passed away 7:30 a.m., Friday, October 28, 2016. He was born on January 13, 1934 in South Bend to Ignatz and Josephine (Ward) Bogol, and was lifelong resident. Robert retired in 1987 from Uniroyal, where he was employed for 41 years. On November 30, 1957 at Holy Cross Church, he married Carol A. White, who preceded him in death on April 13, 2015. He...
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Virginia Busezky Kapsa Grillo

November 22, 1925 - October 25, 2016

Virginia Busezky Kapsa Grillo, 90, of Granger, Indiana, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away at 9:04 a.m., Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in The Hearth at Juday Creek where she lived for the last six years. A special thank you to the compassionate staff of the Hearth, especially for the last two years that were spent in their Keepsake Village Memory Care. Also Harbor Light Hospice that helped...
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James J. McGrath, C.S.C.

October 30, 1931 - October 24, 2016

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Rev. James J. McGrath, C.S.C., 84, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, died at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, Ind. on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. He was born on October 30, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York to John J. and Anna Grace (Branigan) McGrath. He attended St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Grade School and St. John's Preparatory...
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Sean "Mike" Henderson

August 13, 1959 - October 24, 2016

Sean "Mike" Henderson, 57, of Mishawaka, IN, passed away at 3:45 a.m. Monday, October 24, 2016 at Hospice House, following a lengthy battle with lung cancer. Sean came into this world fighting and went out fighting. He was born on August 13, 1959 to Charles B. and Judith A. (Smead) Henderson in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong area resident. Sean graduated in 1977 from Clay High School in...
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Richard H. Latosinski

February 9, 1925 - October 18, 2016

Richard H. Latosinski, 91, of Granger, passed away on Tuesday October 18, 2016 at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka. He was born on February 9, 1925 in South Bend, to the late Stanley P. and Marie (Kolasinski) Latosinski. On May 15, 1948 he married Virginia L. Moore, who preceded him in death on August 22, 2009. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Friend and a sister,...
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Dennis Michael Swanson

March 3, 1947 - October 18, 2016

Dennis Michael Swanson, 69, of South Bend Indiana passed away at 2:55 a.m. Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in his home, surrounded by his loving family. Mike was born on March 3, 1947 in South Bend, IN to the late Robert G. and Patricia (Wendel) Swanson. On December 16, 1972 in South Bend, IN, he married Laura Slater, who survives. Mike is also survived by one daughter, Ann (Todd) Wisniewski of South...
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Richard A. Mrozinski

November 8, 1918 - October 14, 2016

Richard "Troy" Mrozinski The honorary Mayor? Greeter of Brookdale Senior Living Center formerly Emeritus @ Arborwood in Granger, Indiana is now holding court in heaven. "Richard, Troy, Dick Mrozinski" (However you referred to him) passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016. He would have been '99' on November 8. Why the name "Troy" ??? He wanted to be a boxer--- his mom said "No" What is a boy...
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Albert M. Joachim, Jr.

March 6, 1930 - October 14, 2016

Albert M. Joachim, Jr., 86, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 1:46 p.m., Friday October 14, 2016 in Memorial Hospital. Albert was born on March 6, 1930 in South Bend to Albert M. Joachim, Sr. and Sophia (Burys) Joachim, and was a lifelong resident. In his leisure time he enjoyed watching his favorite TV shows; Survivor, Big Brother, Notre Dame Football and the Indianapolis 500. In the past,...
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Gertrude S. "Trudy" Fodroczi

May 15, 1921 - October 12, 2016

Gertrude S. "Trudy" Fodroczi, 95, of South Bend, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at St. Paul's Retirement Community, South Bend. Trudy was born on May 15, 1921 in South Bend to the late Anthony and Maryann (Ziolkowski) Zakrzewski. She graduated from St. Casimir's Grade School and Washington High School. On May 9, 1945, she married Paul J. Fodroczi, her beloved husband of 59...
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Marian Ella Zielinski

December 14, 1930 - October 12, 2016

Marian Ella Zielinski, 85, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Sanctuary at St. Paul's in South Bend, IN surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 14, 1930 to the late Benedict and Teresa (Orbin) Kish in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong area resident. In April 1951, as Marian Ella Kish, she married Frank F. Zielinski. He passed...
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Irene Josephine Wesolek

March 14, 1922 - October 12, 2016

Irene Josephine Wesolek, 94, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 3:44 a.m., Wednesday, October 12, 2016 in Creekside Village, Mishawaka, Indiana. Irene was born on March 14, 1922 in South Bend to Frank and Josephine (Buczkowski) Kolanda, she was a lifelong resident. She had been employed with Wilson Brothers Shirt Factory for 15 years. On June 23, 1951, in St. Stanislaus Church, she wed...
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Lester J. "Les" Fox

August 8, 1924 - October 11, 2016

Lester J. (Les) Fox, 92, of South Bend, IN passed away on October 11, 2016 at 2:35 a.m. in the Sanctuary at St. Paul's in South Bend, IN. He was born on August 8, 1924 in Chilton, Wisconsin to John and Lillian (Bowe) Fox. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Raymond, John, J. Henry and Leo Fox. He is survived by his sister, Laurine Wilke, of Portage, Wisconsin;...
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Martin E. Bean

February 28, 1954 - October 10, 2016

Martin E. Bean, 62, of Granger, Indiana passed away at 4:52 p.m., Monday, October 10, 2016 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. Marty was born on February 28, 1954 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois to Philip Martin and Mary Belle (Briesacher) Bean. Martin had lived in the South Bend area since 1991. Martin had been employed as a Professional IT Specialist with Heraeus Dental in South Bend. He had...
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Lillian M. McCartney

May 1, 1927 - October 9, 2016

Lillian Marie (Guy, Bowman) McCartney, 89, South Bend Indiana (formerly of Zanesville, Indiana) passed away October 9, 2016. She was born on May 1, 1927 in Zanesville, Indiana to Harold R. Guy and Elsie "Chloe" (Fisher, Guy) Carpenter. She married Jewel "Joe" Bowman in 1947 and married Eugene (Gene) McCartney in 1985. Lillian was a talented seamstress and artist. She used her sewing abilities to...
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Richard M. Mossell

January 18, 1960 - October 9, 2016

Richard M. Mossell, 56, of South Bend, passed away on Sunday at St. Joseph Health System, Mishawaka. He was born, the youngest of 8 children, on January 18, 1960 in South Bend, to the late Joseph and Norma (Cole) Mossell. On April 6, 1990 he married Johnneen Rogers, who survives. Also surviving are his three sisters, Virginia (Joseph) Ganser of Mishawaka, Connie Balint of South Bend and Mary ...
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Kenneth G. "Kenny" Noble, Jr.

May 14, 1957 - October 5, 2016

Kenneth G. Noble, Jr. (Kenny), 59, died peacefully early Wednesday morning, October 5, at IU Health University Hospital, Indianapolis, surrounded by his wife and daughters. He fought a courageous two-year battle with pancreatic cancer, continuing to live life to the fullest, with humor and spirit, until the very end. Born in South Bend on May 14, 1957 to Kenneth G. Noble, Sr. and Barbara ...
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Keith T. Traxler

September 1, 1933 - October 4, 2016

Keith T. Traxler, 83, of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Keith was born September 1, 1933 in Monte Vista Colorado to the late Nicholas and Irene (Valdez) Traxler. Survivors include two brothers, Harold Traxler of New Carlisle and John Traxler of Mishawaka; two sisters, Thelma (John) Koziel of Galien, Michigan and Zelda Clark of Schaumburg, Illinois. Keith is also...
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Doris A. Ladyga

September 4, 1930 - October 4, 2016

SOUTH BEND – Doris A. Ladyga of South Bend, IN passed away peacefully at 1:40 pm, Tuesday, October 4, 2016 and is now reunited with her loving husband, Delbert "Babe" Ladyga who passed away on January 5, 2000. Mom was born on September 4, 1930 in South Bend, IN to the late William and Rose (Wagner) Stafford. Our Mom and Dad met at The Box Rolling Skating Rink in Mishawaka, IN and their...
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Beatrice E. Miller

January 18, 1926 - October 4, 2016

Beatrice Elizabeth Miller (Zalas), 90, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in her home. She was born on January 18, 1926 in South Bend to the late Martin and Catherine (Kajzer) Zalas. Beatrice was married to James E. Miller, who preceded in her death. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Rita D. (Thomas) Gerencher; one brother, Richard Zalas; and one grandson...
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Phillip L. Davis, Jr.

January 25, 1965 - October 3, 2016

Phillip L. Davis, Jr., 51, of Niles Michigan passed away at 2:35 p.m., Monday, October 3, 2016 in Hospice House, South Bend, Indiana. Phillip was born on January 25, 1965 in Niles, Michigan to Phillip L. Davis, Sr. and Doris (Gould) Davis, and was a lifelong resident. He had been employed with Michiana Forklift as a Parts Supervisor. On July 27, 1996, in Niles, Michigan he married Barbara A....
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Dr. Thomas R. Pilot, Sr.

August 16, 1917 - October 2, 2016

Dr. Thomas R. Pilot, Sr., 99, of Notre Dame, IN, died of natural causes on October 2, 2016, in the company of his family at Schubert Villa, Holy Cross Village, Notre Dame, IN. After receiving his degree from the Illinois College of Optometry, Tom practiced in Evansville, IN, and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He became a carrier pilot on the USS Saratoga, flying fighters and dive bombers in...
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Eloise Taberski

July 26, 1924 - October 2, 2016

Eloise Taberski, 92, of South Bend, passed away on Sunday October 2, 2016 at Hospice House, South Bend. She was born on July 26, 1924 in South Bend to the late Harold and Ruth (Frye) Erhardt. In 1943 she married Raymond Taberski, who preceded her in death in 1995. Eloise is survived by her daughter, Radene (Kenneth) Tidey of South Bend; two sons, Raymond (Stacy) Taberski of North Liberty, IN and...
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Anne M. Loebach

September 28, 1920 - October 2, 2016

Anne M. Loebach, 96 passed away at 5:30 a.m., Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Heritage Point, Mishawaka, Indiana. Anne was born on September 28, 1920 in San Giacamo in the Province of Modena in Northern Italy, the oldest child of Augusto and Teresa (Baccolini) Bernabei. When she was 12 and a half years old she came to America with her mother, younger brother and sister to join their father who...
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Gretchen H. Cornelis

May 11, 1976 - September 28, 2016

Gretchen H. Cornelis, 40, of Granger, passed away on Wednesday September 28, 2016, in her home. She was born on May 11, 1976, in South Bend, to Jim and Gwen (Hilliard) Sexton. On October 28, 1995 she married Jon Cornelis, who survives. Also surviving are her children, Kaitlynn, Jeremiah and Christian; her parents, Jim (Laurie) Sexton and Gwen (Charles) Ullery; her father-in-law and mother-in-law,...
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Michael "Shayne" Snyder, Jr.

June 24, 1986 - September 27, 2016

Michael "Shayne" Snyder, Jr. passed away from heart complications on September 27, 2016. He was born in LaPorte, Indiana on June 24, 1986. He attended New Prairie High School and worked in various manufacturing and driving jobs over the years. Shayne was the father of two beautiful children, Bentley David and Harlow Isabelle. His children were his whole life and he was an amazing father to them...
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Claire Anne (Van Horn) Arpasi

August 6, 1974 - September 25, 2016

Claire was born on August 6, 1974, in Niles, Michigan. She attended First Assembly Christian School and graduated from Niles High School and Bethel College. She married David Joseph Arpasi III on November 5, 2002 in Cancun, Mexico. She worked for 1st Source Bank, United Airlines and Liberty Mutual Insurance since graduating from Bethel College. Claire was an avid reader and an accomplished...
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Thaddeus J. "Ted" Strychalski

January 16, 1918 - September 25, 2016

Thaddeus J. "Ted" Strychalski, 98, of South Bend, passed away on September 25, 2016 at Healthwin Specialized Care Facility, South Bend. He was born on January 16, 1918, in South Bend, to the late Julian J. and Theresa (Grzegorek) Strychalski. On September 27, 1947 he married Patricia "Pat" Sroda. He is survived by his daughter, Bonnie Moore of South Bend, his son, Kenneth (Karen) Strychalski of...
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Rev. Rudolph V. Carchidi, C.S.C.

June 30, 1927 - September 24, 2016

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Rev. Rudolph V. Carchidi, C.S.C., 89, died at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, Ind. on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. He was born on June 30, 1927 in Newark, New Jersey, to Dominic and Teresina (Verano) Carchidi, who immigrated from Southern Italy, the region of Calabria. The 14th of 15 children, Fr. Carchidi attended public high school during World War II, then entered Our Lady of...
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Maria "Mary" C. Tovar

November 8, 1922 - September 24, 2016

Maria C. Tovar, 93, of New Carlisle, IN, passed away at 9:54 a.m. Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN. She was born on November 8, 1922 to the late Manuel and San Juana (Trejo) Peña in Antonio, TX, and has lived in New Carlisle, IN since 2010, coming from Oceanside, CA. Along with her parents; she was preceded in death by her daughter, Herlinda Varela;...
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Patricia Ann Neuklis

July 27, 1941 - September 23, 2016

Patricia Ann Neuklis, 75, of South Bend, IN, passed away September 23, 2016 at Dujarie House in Holy Cross Village, Notre Dame, IN. Pat was born to William and Alice (Good) DiBui in Tamaqua, PA, and has lived in South Bend for 46 years. On October 31, 1964, she married Joseph C. Neuklis at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Tamaqua, PA. Survivors include her husband of 52 years; son, Joseph F....
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Brother Louis F. Hurcik, C.S.C.

July 8, 1933 - September 23, 2016

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Br. Louis F. Hurcik, C.S.C., 83, died at Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart, IN on Friday, September 23, 2016. Br. Louis was born in Chicago, Ill., on July 8, 1933, to Anthony and Mary (Hartwig) Hurcik. He attended St. Vitus Grade School and St. Ignatius High School, graduating in June of 1950. The next September, he entered the candidate program for Brothers of Holy Cross...
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Kenneth L. Kaufman

February 23, 1923 - September 18, 2016

Father. Friend. Philosopher. Ken Kaufman was all those and more, including a proud member of the United States Marine Corps. Ken left this world on September 17 to join his beloved wife, Colletta, who passed away just two months earlier. He leaves behind a wealth of people who felt blessed to know him and have him in their lives. Born to Henry and Gertrude Kaufman in Rolling Prairie on...
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Sister M. Joan Elizabeth, C.S.C. (Joan Elizabeth Johnson)

June 16, 1931 - September 18, 2016

Sister Joan Elizabeth's sudden death was a shock to her sisters at Saint Mary's. She was recently sidelined by a fall and recovering well. Otherwise, she was always in motion and resilient. She had 31 years of experience in Catholic elementary and secondary education as a teacher, principal, and curriculum coordinator in Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan. In between she was a regional coordinator...
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Barbara A. Fleece

July 6, 1933 - September 16, 2016

Barbara Ann Fleece went home to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on September 16, 2016 while at the Center for Hospice Care, Elkhart, Indiana. She was born to Fern and Marian Arnold in Hillsdale, Michigan, on July 6, 1933. She was the oldest of six children. Surviving are her brothers and sisters; Sally Wingert, Gary Arnold, Susie Everett, Betty Campbell and Harry Arnold. She...
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Sister M. Agnes Anne, C.S.C. (Lillian Cecilia Roberts)

August 23, 1927 - September 16, 2016

Sister Agnes Anne completed 70 years as a Sister of the Holy Cross on the morning of September 16 after two major community feasts and then was called to sit at heaven's banquet. Sister provided both the meal and the environment for wellness and healing as a director of dietetic services locally at Saint Mary's Convent and at Catholic hospitals in Columbus, Ohio; Cairo, Illinois; and Silver...
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Irene M. Kardasen

December 15, 1927 - September 16, 2016

Irene M. Kardasen, 88, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 8:25 a.m., Friday, September 16, 2016 in The Milton Home. Irene was born on December 15, 1927 in Clifton, New Jersey to George and Mary (Seventko) Kardasen. She retired in 1985 from Memorial Hospital. Irene had been employed as a Nursing Instructor. She worked at Jersey City Medical Center from 1949-1950; Michael Reese Hospital,...
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Mary Ann Roberts

November 22, 1932 - September 13, 2016

Mary Ann Roberts, 83, of South Bend, IN, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. She was born on November 22, 1932 to the late Walter and Viola (Mtkouska) Jaszczak in Buffalo, NY. Mary Ann is survived by her children, Christine Roberts and Clarece Detlaff; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Private burial will take place at a later date. Kaniewski Funeral Home, South Bend, IN...
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Florence A. Demske

February 24, 1913 - September 11, 2016

Florence A. Demske, 103, of Rossville, IN, passed away at 11:30 p.m., Sunday, September 11, 2016 in Milner Community Retirement Center. Florence had also resided in South Bend. She had been a resident at the Sanctuary at St. Paul's. Florence moved to Rossville to live near her daughter. She was born on February 24, 1913 in South Bend, IN to Waldyslaw and Anatasia (Sosnoski) Wrobleski. On...
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Eugene N. Chlebowski

November 27, 1937 - September 8, 2016

Eugene N. Chlebowski, 78, passed away on Thursday September 8, 2016 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. He was born on November 27, 1938, in South Bend, to the late Norbert and Alice (Smigielski) Chlebowski. On May 7, 1960 he married Stella Slaby, who survives. Also surviving are his three sons, Scott (Traci) of South Bend, Kevin (Rusti) of North Liberty and Paul of South Bend; six grandchildren,...
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Sister M. Marcia (Eulalia Charlotte Britton), C.S.C.

July 1, 1925 - September 5, 2016

NOTRE DAME - As a Sister of the Holy Cross for 70 years, Sister Marcia served 40 years in elementary and secondary education as an accomplished teacher of mathematics in Catholic schools in Washington, D.C.; Maryland; Virginia; Ohio; Massachusetts; New York; and New Jersey. Throughout her life she also maintained excellence as a bookkeeper, accountant, and treasurer, continuing to do so even...
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Lorraine B. Davis

October 10, 1920 - September 5, 2016

Lorraine B. Davis, 95 of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away on Monday, September 5, 2016 in Hamilton Grove. Lorraine was born on October 10, 1920 in Cook County, Illinois to Joseph P. and Rebecca Albertine (Grenier) Samson. She had been employed as a Pharmacy Tech at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois for 20 years. Lorraine was a resident of the Sanctuary at St. Paul's in South...
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Julia A. (Lupresto) Kempf

September 7, 1924 - September 4, 2016

Julia A. Kempf passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2016, while residing at the Quinn Memory Unit at Holy Cross Village in Notre Dame, IN. She was born in South Bend, Indiana on September 7, 1924 to Pasquale and Josephine (Iemma) Lupresto who preceded her in death. She received the Sacrament of Baptism in St. Joseph Church, South Bend on January 18, 1925. She attended school at St. Joseph...
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Richard L. Hamman

April 6, 1948 - September 4, 2016

Richard L. Hamman, 68, of South Bend, Indiana passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016 in his home. Richard was born on April 6, 1948 in Warsaw, Indiana to Richard A. and Letha F. (Walters) Hamman. He retired from the New Prairie School System, where he was employed as a teacher. Richard was a 1st grade teacher for eighteen years. He taught at Olive Township and Prairie View Schools. After retiring...
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Frank McDonald

December 13, 1941 - September 3, 2016

Francis "Frank" McDonald, Jr. passed away on September 3, 2016 in Massachusetts. He was born on December 13, 1941, raised in Michigan and Paris, educated at the University of Notre Dame, the University of Chicago and Oxford University. He was a renaissance man. He served as the Executive Administer of Anguilla during the late 60's when it was transitioning from English rule to independence and...
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Rev. J. Robert Rioux, C.S.C.

June 19, 1924 - September 2, 2016

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Rev. J. Robert Rioux, C.S.C., 92, died at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, Ind. on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016. He was born on June 19, 1924, to John (Jean) Philias and Elmire Jean (Joly) Rioux in New Bedford, Mass. He received the Sacraments and attended grammar school at St. Joseph Parish in New Bedford. After graduating from New Bedford Vocational School, he entered the United...
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Steven S. "Jake" Dopieralski

July 18, 1937 - August 30, 2016

Steven S. "Jake" Dopieralski, 79, of New Carlisle, IN, passed away at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Miller's Merry Manor in New Carlisle. Steven was born on July 18, 1937 to the late Stanley, Sr. and Marian (Clem) Dopieralski in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong area resident. Along with his parents; he was preceded in death by a son, Scott; two sisters, Beverly DeGraf and Karen...
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Delphine M. Glaser

May 13, 1928 - August 30, 2016

Delphine M. Glaser passed away at 9:50 A.M. on the 30th of August 2016 after a brief stay at The Sanctuary at Holy Cross. "Del" was only 88. She was born in South Bend on Mothers Day to Michael and Tekla "Tillie" (Tobolski) Jerzakowski. Both parents preceded her in death along with brothers Edmund and Bernard and her sister Clementine. Del is survived by her husband, Gerald (Jerry) Z....
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Patricia Szostakowski

October 18, 1932 - August 28, 2016

Patricia Szostakowski, 83, of South Bend, passed away on Sunday August 28, 2016 in her home. She was born on October 18, 1932, in South Bend, to the late Herbert and Bernice (Kurek) Enders and was a lifelong area resident. On August 9, 1969 she married Walter Szostakowski, Jr, who preceded her in death on August 22, 2015. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Carol King in June 2016....
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Joseph A. Kozakiewicz, Jr.

November 28, 1935 - August 28, 2016

Joseph A. Kozakiewicz, Jr., 80, of South Bend, passed away on Sunday August 28, 2016, at Sanctuary at Holy Cross. He was born on November 28, 1935, in South Bend, to the late Joseph A. Sr. and Mary (Tomaszewski) Kozakiewicz. On February 1, 1958 he married Jacqueline Tobolski, who survives. Also surviving Joe are his three sons, Joseph M. of South Bend, Jeffrey A. of Cincinnati, OH and James A. ...
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Mark Q. Lichnerowicz

October 29, 1954 - August 26, 2016

Mark Q. "Licky" Lichnerowicz was born October 29, 1954 to John "Jack" and Margaret (Snider) Lichnerowicz in South Bend, Indiana. While on yet another adventure with his best friend, Mike Wharton, Mark passed away in Cheyenne, Wyoming on August 26, 2016. 42 years earlier, on August 17, 1974, Mark married his soulmate, Susan "Susie" (Allriedge) and together their journey began. Along with his wife,...
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Angeline "Angie" R. Popiolek

November 3, 1916 - August 26, 2016

Angeline "Angie" R. Popiolek, 99, of South Bend, passed away on Friday August 26, 2016 at Hospice House, South Bend. She was born on November 3, 1916, in South Bend, to the late Alexander and Stella (Schoen) Popiolek. She worked as a shipping clerk for the O"Brien Corporation for 40 years, before retiring in December 1980. She is survived by her three nieces, Bernadette Alwine of Ft. Wayne, IN,...
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James Henry Flood

September 19, 1922 - August 25, 2016

Our dad, James Henry Flood, was born 93 years ago in Logansport, IN to Florence Eva Dorthea Blessing Flood and James Wilson Flood. The majority of his early life was spent in Mishawaka, IN. He was no stranger to hard work. From an early age he spent his summers working on the family farm (Blessing Farm) in Michigan City, IN. He also worked with his parents at their restaurant, the Two by Four,...
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Victor Prem Paul

July 21, 2016 - August 24, 2016

Victor Prem Paul, 33 days old, of South Bend, IN, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. He was born on July 21, 2016 to Kunal Paul and Delilah Pittsley at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, IN. Victor is survived by his parents, Kunal Paul and Delilah Pittsley of South Bend, IN; maternal grandparents, Lorenzo (Jean) Pittsley of Jasper, MO; Maria...
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Linda S. Bass

May 18, 1951 - August 24, 2016

Linda S. Bass, 65, of Mishawaka, Indiana passed away at 6:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 24, 2016 in her home with her sisters by her side. Linda was born on May 18, 1951 in South Bend to William Robert and Dove Doris (Schall) Bass. She was a lifelong resident of the Michiana area. Linda graduated from South Bend Central High School in 1969. She received a B.A. Degree in Arts & Sciences from...
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Elinor Gilloon

September 26, 1920 - August 20, 2016

Elinor Gilloon, 95, formerly of Dubuque, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 24 at Church of the Nativity. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Elinor was born on September 26, 1920 in Elma, Iowa, daughter of Judge Frank D. and Mae J. ...
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Rev. Marvin R. O'Connell

July 9, 1930 - August 19, 2016

Rev. Marvin R. O'Connell, professor emeritus of history at the University of Notre Dame, died early Friday morning at Dujarie House in Holy Cross Village. He was 86. Born July 9, 1930, Fr. O'Connell was the only child of Richard and Anna Mae (Kelly) O'Connell. A native of St. Paul, Father O'Connell studied at the St. Paul Seminary of the University of St Thomas, earning a master's degree in...
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