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Katherine Anderson


Katherine Anderson, 91 of Griffith, Indiana, passed away this morning of October 30th, 2002. She was born, Barbara Katherine Hotinski, December 4, 1910 in Hammond, IN the daughter of Frank and Elsie (Djenka) Hotinski.

Katherine attended school in Hammond, IN where she graduated from Hammond High in 1929. She worked at the courthouse in Hammond after graduation. She also worked at Chicago's Century of Progress Exposition in 1933.

On September 23, 1932, Katie married Raymond Anderson. They moved to Griffith in 1941. She loved Griffith and volunteered in many community organizations. She was a member of Griffith United Methodist Church, Methodist Women, and former Sunday school teacher. She had been a member of the Garden club, Grandmother's Club, Historical society, and was a Girl Scout Troop Leader. She was a member of the Eastern Star in Griffith and played organ for the Chapter for many years. Katherine loved her family, her gardening, and playing the organ and piano. The joy and ease in which she would break into song, will be truly missed.

Survivors include four sons and one daughter, Paul (Elva) of Las Vegas, NV, Howard (Terry) of Griffith, Byron (Jean) of Morton Grove IL, Oscar (Linda) of Griffith, and Bernice (Steve) Labus of Oshkosh, WI; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and her sister, Irene Zarndt of Griffith. Katherine was preceded in death by her husband Raymond, grandson Kyle Patrick, and three sisters, Bessie Scully, Helen Tchalo, and Elsie Rauen.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, November 2, 2002 at 11:00am at the Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 242 N. Griffith Blvd., Griffith, IN with Rev. James Armstrong, officiating. Burial at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary, IN. Friends may call at the funeral home, Friday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9pm. With an Eastern Star Service at 7:30pm.

Walter F. Baisley

East Chicago

Walter F. Baisley, 79, of East Chicago, passed away on Friday, October 25th at St. Catherine Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Maria G. Baisley, of 56 years of marriage; three sons, John (Irene) Baisley of Garland, TX, Frank (Maria) Baisley and Victor Baisley of East Chicago; daughter, Nora Baisley of West Palm Beach FL; half-brother, Arturo (Irma) Rangel and half sister, Beatrice (Porfirio) Bernal; eight grandchildren: Elizabeth, Freedom, Steven, Erica, George, Michael, Vanessa and Bianca; and seven great-grandchildren; Brittany, Alfredo, Angelo, Alexia, Julian, Delilah and Daniel. Preceded in death by mother, Beatrice Bernal and sister and brother-in-law, Elena and Julian Pena.

Cremation was held October 28, 2002. A Memorial Service will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, East Chicago, on Saturday, November 2, 2002 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Juan Gonzalez, C.PP.S. officiating. All family and friends are invited to attend.

Mr. Baisley was born in Wilmington, Delaware on October 22,1923. Retired from Champion Rivot Company in East Chicago. He was a Veteran of World War II in the European, African and Middle Eastern Theatres. He was in Company A, 376th Infantry and earned a Purple Heart, two Bronze Stars and a Combat Infantry Badge. Arrangements by Prusiecki Funeral Home, East Chicago.

Edward Bednarek


Edward Bednarek, age 82, of Hegewisch, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2002. He is survived by a son, Alan CPD (Therese CPD) Bednarek; a sister, Carol (late Dominic) Caporale and two grandsons, Jeff and Brian. Preceded in death by his wife, Virginia, two brothers, Steve Bednarek and Albin (Reggie) Bednarek and a sister, Sophie (late John) Jamrock.

Services will be held Monday, November 4, 2002 at 9:00 a.m. from the Opyt Funeral Home, 13350 Baltimore Ave. Chicago, to St. Columba Church for 9:30 a.m. Mass. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation Sunday, 2:00 to 9:00 P.M. Mr. Bednarek was retired from Pullman Standard in Hammond and was a WWII Navy Veteran.

Walter Eugene Baker

Hammond / Lansing

Walter Eugene Baker, age 82, passed away peacefully on October 29, 2002 in Hammond, IN, where he was born November 23, 1919, to Walter and Mary (Giles) Baker. Gene graduated from Hammond Tech in 1938. Served in the CCC's creating national parks in Oregon, then joined the Army as a Paratrooper when WWII broke out. He served in the 503rd Parachute Infantry during the Campaigns in Noemfoor Island and Corregidor. He was awarded a Silver Star and three Bronze Stars. After an Honorable Discharge he returned to work at Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. He married Bettyanne Lochte on August 23, 1945 in Chicago. Betty and Gene moved to Lansing, IL. where they lived for more than 50 years. After 42 years at Youngtown, Gene retired in 1981. He and Betty enjoyed a long busy retirement. They traveled around the United States and Canada and enjoyed camping and fishing. They attended many reunions of the 503rd over the years. They were married for 57 years, had four children, nine grandchildren and

five great-grandchildren. G

ene was preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Dybala and his wife, Betty. He is survived by his children, Betty (Daniel) Gilfillan of Merrillville, IN, Patrick Baker of Lansing, IL, Lucinda (Bruce Parkinson) Baker of Ft. Collins, CO and Michael (Lisa) Baker of Lansing, IL; his grandchildren are Matthew (Elizabeth) Gilfillan of Valparaiso, IN, Kelly (fiance, Mike Shelton) Gilfillan of Lake Station, IN, Daniel Gilfillan of Logan, Utah, Lena Gilfillan of Merrillville, IN, Charlotte Baker and Amanda Baker of Chicago, Lily Baker Parkinson, Graham Baker Parkinson and Robin Baker Parkinson of Ft. Collins, CO. A new grandson is due in March of 2003 to Mike and Lisa. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Beryl Rhoads-Lloyd and her son, Timothy (Suzy) Rhoads and Family; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Lottie Lochte and their daughters, Maureen (Stan) Kuzniar and Family and Karen Lochte; his nieces: Darlene (Frank) Urbanczyk, Jackie (Kevin) Brown and Robin (Dennis) Buskiewicz and

their families. Walter was

a Cub Fan all of his life. He loved to garden and loved animals, especially cats.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, November 1, 2002 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, IL. Funeral Service Saturday, November 2, 2002 at 12:00 Noon at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 300 Wirth Road, Griffith, Indiana. Burial will be at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, IN, where Walter will be layed next to his wife, Bettyanne.

Hilda F. Berry


Hilda F. Berry, age 83, of Griffith, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2002. She is survived by loving son, Sheldon (Beulah) Tucker of Griffith; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by loving husband Thomas in 1995.

Funeral Services will be Friday November 1, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at the Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 921 W. 45th Ave., Griffith, IN, with Barry Groh officiating. Interment will be at Ridge Lawn Cemetery, Gary. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, one hour prior to service.

She will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice in her loving memory. INFO: (219) 924-4100

Candida Diaz Castro

Portage, IN

Candida Diaz Castro, age 75, of Portage, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso, IN. Born in Bayamon Puerto Rico on May 20, 1927 to the late Angel and Marcella Medina Diaz. Married Juan "Gappy" Castro who preceded her in death in 1997. Survived by sons: Emilio (Estrella) Rodriguez of Portage, IN, George Rodriguez of Hobart, IN, Harold (Lucy) Rodriguez of Gary, IN and Johnny (Noni) Castro of St. Petersburg, FL; daughters: Maria (Pete) Hernandez of Knox, IN, Rosa (Conrad) Villanueva of Porter Co., Mary Lou (Carlos) Rodriguez of Caguas, Puerto Rico; brothers: Angel (Elisa Diaz of Guayamo Puerto Rico; sister: Virginia (Carlos) Suarez of Statton Island, NY; 13 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; many loving nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, husband, brother, Jesus and sister, Julia.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. directly at Nativity of Our Savior Parish, 2949 Willowcreek Rd., Portage, IN. Interment, Calvary Cemetery, Portage IN. Visitation Friday, November 1st, 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, Portage Chapel, 6941 Central Ave., Portage IN and also on Saturday, November 2nd from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. at the church.

Candida was an area resident for 2-1/2 years coming from Caguas Puerto Rico. She was a homemaker.

Donald D. Cole

Crown Point / Florida

Donald D. Cole, age 76, of Crown Point, formerly of Lake Wales, FL, passed away at St. Anthony Hospital, Tuesday, October 29, 2002. He was a retired Systems Analyst in the Metallurgical Dept. of U.S. Steel after 34 years of service He was a veteran of WWII, U.S. Army. Preceded in death by son, Michael in 1954, father, Hobart Cole and mother, Edna Novoa, and step-father Romero Novoa, brother, Hobart Cole, Jr. He is survived by wife of 54 years Jean Cole of Crown Point; two sons, Don, Jr. (Barbara) Cole of DeMotte, David Cole of Crown Point; seven grandchildren, Debby, Julie, Don III, Shaun, Corinne, Michael and Chris; three great-grandsons Don IV, Jonathan and Paul; brother, Jack (Irene) Novoa of Crown Point; sister, Betty Yack of Hobart; sister-in-laws Jerry Dieteker, of IL, Margaret Hughes of Hobart, Dorothy Carpenter, of CA, Mary Ann Atzhorn of Zionsville, and Shirley Rabourn of IL. Many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service Saturday, November 2, 2002, at 11:00am at Burns Funeral Home (Corner of 101st and Broadway) Merrillville/Crown Point Chapel. Rev. David Buche officiating. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 2 to 8pm at Burns Funeral Home.

Thomas L. Companik


Thomas L. Companik, 65, of Hammond, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at his residence. He was a beloved son of the late Charles and Josephine (Martich) Companik. He is survived by two brothers, Charles (Diane) Companik of CA, Michael (Mary) Companik of Whiting; Sister, Anne Laurie (Dennis) Rowden of Whiting; nine nieces, Danielle Rowden (with whom he made his home), Ginger (Rick) Clotworthy, Laurie (Adrian) Marrujo, Kelly Companik, and Jan Stalker, all of CA, Dennane (Frank) Gomez, Angela Clark and Katie Companik, all of Whiting, Sharon (Rick) Dybal of Hammond; three nephews, Michael (Gayle) Companik, of TX, Kristopher (Holly) Rowden of China and Sean Rowden of FL; 17 great nieces and nephews and numerous cousins.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, November 2, 2002, at 11:00 a.m. at the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whiting with the Rev. Gary Scherer, C.PP.S. officiating. Interment St. John Cemetery, Hammond. Visitation at the Funeral Home Friday, 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Members of the Parish will offer prayers at the funeral home Friday at 4:00 p.m.

Tommy Companik was born on June 6, 1937, in East Chicago IN and was a lifelong resident of the Calumet Region. A member of the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whiting, an employee of the Hammond Park Dept. with over 25 years of service. He was an avid sports fan, marathon runner and walker. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John School Endowment Fund would be appreciated. 219-659-4400.

Jack J. "John" Dixon

Petaluma, CA/Cedar Lake, IN

Jack J. "John" Dixon, age 87, of Petaluma, CA, and a former resident of Cedar Lake, IN, passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2002. He is survived by his children: Frank (Peggy) Dixon of Carmel, IN, Patrick (Joan) Dixon of Evanston, IL, Sheila (Tony) Lukas of Petaluma, CA and Michael (Mary) Dixon of Merrillville, IN; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, November 2, 2002, 1:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Ridge Funeral Home, 7607 West Lincoln Highway, Schererville, IN (Rt 30 east of Cline Ave.), with Rev. Joseph Kelchak officiating. At rest, Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, IN. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Jack was a member of the St. James Catholic Church in Petaluma, CA. He was a retired employe of NIPSCO and a Veteran of WWII. Jack was an artist and a musician, and he loved to travel, especially out West. He lived in Carson City, Nevada, for many years.

William A. Downing


Griffith, IN

William A."Bill" Downing, age 64, of Griffith, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2002. Survivors are wife, Carol, of 40 years; two sons, Bill (Karen) Downing of Lake Village and Mike (Toni) Downing of Merrillville; one daughter, Theresa (John) Canham of Highland; five grandchildren, Billy, Amy, Megan, Nicholas and Piper; one brother, Jackie (Sylvia) Downing of Lowell; and one sister, Sylvia (Bob) Wray of St. John.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 1, 2002, at 11:30 A.M. at the Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jerry Greer officiating. Burial, Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Schererville. Friends may meet with the family Thursday from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road, (2 blocks South of Ridge Road), Highland, Indiana.

Mr. Downing attended the Lynwood Baptist Church. He was employed with Pyramid Metallizing of Michigan City and was a Veteran of the U.S. Army.

Mary A. Dudzik


Mary A. Dudzik (nee Swierc) October 28, 2002. Late of Hegewisch. Formerly of the East Side, Whiting, IN and Port Richey, FL. Beloved wife of the late Frank Dudzik. Loving mother of Adele (Carl) Marco, Eileen (Larry) O'Brien, and Mary (Dr. Terrence) Wiak. Fond Grandmother of Anthony Marco, Suzanne (Henry) Beliveau, Andrew Marco, Scott, Melissa and Kristin Wiak. Great -grandmother of Carly Beliveau. Dear sister of Anne (late Michael) Seasock, Walter Swierc, Genevieve Swierc, late Sophie (late Pete) Odinsoff, late John (Mary) Swierc, and late Helen Swierc.

Member of Polish Women's Alliance of America, Whiting American Legion, League of Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik and DAV Auxiliary.

Funeral Service Saturday 9:15am from the Kompare Funeral Home, 9858 S. Commercial Ave. to the Church of the Annunciata. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00am. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation Friday 4 to 8pm. (773) 768-8800

Betty J. Edstrom


Betty J. Edstrom, age 82, of Hobart, passed away at her home on Wednesday, October 30, 2002. Betty and her husband Ed worked the Odell-Smith Jewelry business together. Through the years they enjoyed dining in the company of good friends in many restaurants. Betty was preceded in death by her son, Dean "Butch" Edstrom. Survived by her husband, Ed Edstrom of Hobart; one daughter: Iris (Jack) Jensen of Montana three grandchildren: Chris (Kristin) Pedersen of Alaska, Bill Pedersen of California and Dawn (Albert) Dunn of Alaska; and numous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Burns Funeral Home (Hobart) (corner of Rt 51 and 7th Street) on Saturday from 3:00 to 6:30 P.M. There will be a Eulogy conducted by Joe Pisione on Saturday, November 2, 2002 at 6:30 P.M. Services will terminate at the Burns Funeral Home. According to Betty's wishes, interment services on Monday at Graceland Cemetery will be private.

Ronald W. Forsythe

Kentucky / Northwest, IN

Ronald W. Forsythe, age 63, of Benton Kentucy, formerly of Earl Park and Northwest Indiana, passed away on Monday, October 28, 2002 at his home. Survived by his wife, Patricia. Sons: Kenny (Suzie) Bergman, Ronald (Shannon Snyder) Forsythe, Scott and Ricky Forsythe. Daughters: Tammy Forsythe, Lori (Chad) Krick and Rebecca (Richard) Mack. Stepson: David Garrett. Stepdaughters: Lori Tykol and Mary Bower. 21 grandchildren; brother, Edward (Linda) Forsythe and sister: Deborah (Bill) McNamara. Preceded in death by his parents, William and Nell Forsythe and by his sister, Barb Knudson.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 2, 2002 at 12:00 Noon, at the Chapel Lawn Funeral Home with John P. Starr officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville. Friends may meet with the family on Saturday, November 2nd, from 10:00am until the time of service, at the Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 8178 Cline Ave. (one mile south of Rt 30), Schererville, IN.

Mr. Forsythe worked as a laborer with Local 41 for 10 years, and he worked for the Boilermakers Local 374 for 20 years. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be appreciated. For information please call (219-365-9554

Raul G. Gonzalez

Chicago, IL

Raul G. Gonzalez, 69, of Chicago, IL passed away Tuesday, October 29, at Mercy Hospital in Chicago, IL. Mr. Gonzalez is survived by his wife of 50 years, Piedad; one brother, Ramerro of TX; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2002, at 9 A.M. at Iglesia Bautista de Calvario, at 4401 Olcott Avenue, East Chicago, with Pastor Domingo Pina officiating. Burial to follow at Memory Lane Memorial Park, Schererville. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home, Bocken Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy Avenue, Hammond, IN on Friday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M.

Mr. Gonzalez retired in1973 from Wisconsin Steel after 20 years if service as a scarfer. He was a member of Iglesia Bautista de Calvario Church and former member of the First Baptist Church of Hammond.

Charlotte M. Frankowski

(Kriston) (Kolisz)

Plymouth / Hammond

Charlotte M. Frankowski (Kriston/Kolisz), age 90, of Plymouth, IN, formerly of Hammond, went home to Our Lord Jesus Christ on October 29, 2002. She is survived by four children, Edward (Helen) Kolisz of Hammond, Virginia (Charles) Smith of Plymouth, Emily (Louis) Kolbus and Ronald (Eileen) Kolisz of Hammond; step-daughter, Janice Kolisz of Munster; 23 grandchildren: David Kolisz, Michael Kolisz, Karen Owens, Donna Kolisz, Edward Kolisz, Jr., Kathleen McClelland, Dennis Smith, Charles M. Smith, Charlene McClelland, Darrin Smith, Laura Humbert, James Kolbus, Jeffry Kolbus, Christine Bilse, Jean Hartzog, Gregory Kolisz, Tamara Hall, Paul Kolisz, Eric Kolisz, Jennifer Kolisz, Amy Slaven, Ricky Kolisz, and Shelly Kolisz; 38 great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Moskal, Harvey, IL, Josephine Ryktarczyk, San Mateo, CA; brother, Joseph Ryktarczyk of Harvey, IL; numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by husbands, Walter Kolisz, Edward Kriston and Frank Frankowki; parents, Joseph

and Mary Ryktarczyk; brot

her, Stanley Ryktarczyk; and grandson, Nick Kolisz

Charlotte was member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Plymouth. She was a loving and devoted Mother, Mother-in-law, Grandmother and Great-grandmother and was deeply cherished by her family and many friends. Her great capacity to love was enhanced by her never-ending ability to laugh and truly enjoy life. May she rest eternally in God's loving arms.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 2, 2002 at 10:10 a.m. at the Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 2828 Highway Ave., Highland, IN with a Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church, Highland, with Rev. Edward Moszur officiating. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, IL. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2:00 to 9:00 pm, with prayer service at 3:30 pm. Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Hospice, 112 S. Center St., Suite C, Plymouth, IN 46563

William Allen Gregorash

Goodland, IN

William Allen Gregorash, age 41 of Goodland, IN, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at Home Hospital, Lafayette, IN. Born in Gary, Indiana on June 16, 1961, the son of Robert and Marylyn J. (Whobrey) Gregorash who survive in DeMotte, IN; On August 4, 1984 in Rensselaer he married Denise (Sutton) Gregorash. Survived by his wife, Denise; son, Stephen Chambers of Wheatfield, IN; daughters, Renee and Kaitlyn Gregorash, at home; brothers: Joe Gregorash of Brook, IN, Mike (Katie) Gregorash of Kentland, IN, Jerry (Chris) Gregorash of Remington, IN and Scott Gregorash of Elkhart, IN; sister, Dawn Hall of DeMotte; many nieces and nephews; and in-laws, Dave and Darlene Sutton of Rensselaer, IN.

Friends may call at Jackson Funeral Chapel, 250 N. McKinley Ave., Rensselaer, Indiana on Friday, November 1st, from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. (CST). Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 2, 2002 from the funeral home with Pastor Keith Kincaid of the Frist Christian Church, officiating. Interment, Goodland Cemetery. Memorials contributions may be made to the family by procuring the proper envelope at the Jackson Funeral Chapel.

Bill had been a resident of Goodland for six years, also having lived in Ft. Wayne, IN, Kansas and Germany. He was a 1979 graduate of North Newton High School. Currently he was the Technical Director for the Rensselaer Central School Corporation and had been the Cisco class teacher at Rensselaer. He was formerly employed at Roeing Corporation in Lafayette. Bill was a 9 year veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of the Goodland Lion's Club and a member of the First Christian Church in Rensselaer.

Alvina M. (Evelyn)

(nee Furgal) Grzywacz


Alvina M. (Evelyn) Grzywacz (nee Furgal), age 81, of Hammond, passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2002 under Hospice Care. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Joseph Grzywacz; one daughter, Cynthia (Charles) Esler of Chicago, IL; two sons, Thomas (Jane) Graly of Berkely, CA and Daniel Graly of Ft. Wayne, IN; one sister, Adele (Joseph) Kray of Hammond; four grandchildren, Michael Esler, Joseph Graly, Marcus Graly and Paul Graly; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Ambrose and Katherine Furgal, and two sisters, Ludmilla Hupke and Virginia Szymonik.

Funeral services Saturday, November 2, 2002, at 9:30 a.m. from the Anthony & Dziadowicz Funeral Home, 4404 Cameron Ave., Hammond, IN (two blocks east of Hohman, one block north of Gostlin). 10:00 a.m. Mass at St. Caismir Church with Rev. Vladimir Janeczek officiating. Burial, Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation on Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Evelyn was a member of St. Casimir Church and past president of the St. Casimir Ladies Rosary Society, who will pray the rosary Friday at 3:00 p.m. She was a homemaker and skilled in the art of crochet, needle-point and bread making. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Casimir Church, Hammond, or Hospice of the Calumet Area, 600 Superior St., Munster, IN 46321.

Lona Frances Hogue

Dallas, Georgia / Indiana

Lona Frances Hogue, age 78, formerly of Indiana, passed away on October 29, 2002 in Dallas, GA. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 2, 2002 at 12:00 Noon at the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. Interment in Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery. Jeff Eberhart Funeral Home, Dallas, GA in charge of arrangements. 770-445-4496.


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Tome J. Milevski, age 46, of Crown Point passed away peacefully at home, Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Tome was born February 15, 1975, in Hobart, Indiana.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Cveta Milevski, Aunts Milica Ristovski and Ljubica Gjorgievska.

Tome is survived by his loving wife, Angela of 17 years, his beloved children, Dominik and Sophia. Loving father Josif and stepmother Ivanka and devoted sister Juliana. His father-in-law David Bryan, sister-in-law Rachel Bryan, nephew Zakari, nieces Ayva and Liliana. He is also survived by his loving Godparents, Aunts, Uncles and many cousins. Also, very special lifelong friends, Van Ristovski and Greg Norris whom he loved like brothers. 

Tome was an active member of SS.. Peter and Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral in Crown Point. He was a retired Telecommunications Engineer with AT&T. He was an avid sports fan especially of the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Cubs. All who knew him knew his unique sense of humor and his love for food. 

Tome also found his greatest pleasure spending time in the kitchen with his greatest treasures, his children. 

Tome was a wonderful husband, father, son, and brother whom will truly be missed and fondly remembered by all that knew and loved him. 

Funeral Services will be Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 11 am SS Peter & Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral, 9660 Broadway Crown Point, IN with a visitation beginning at 9am until the time of service. Revs Georgij Gligorov and Aleksandar Mitrov officiating. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery. For further information please call Mileva or Dave at 219-736-5840 .

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family. 

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