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OBITUARIES:  (published Jan. 4, 2018)

Mary Lynne Buffardi
  
Mary Lynne Buffardi, nee Dempsey, passed peacefully at her Oak Brook home on December 31, 2017 at the age of 72.
   She was born in 1945 in Cairo, Ill, to Charles Donald and Dorothy Dempsey.
   She was preceded in death by her brother, Greg Dempsey.
   She is survived by her husband, James S. Buffardi; her siblings, Donald (Mayako) Dempsey, Diane (Al) Dennen and Karen (Don) Knapp; her children, Tracey (Jeff) O’Connor and Todd (Betsy) Preston; her stepchildren, Louis (Jennifer) Buffardi and Janet Montefusco; her grandchildren, Alexandra, Peter, Patrick, Alexa, Emily, Danielle, James and Cecelia; her great-grandchild, Parker; her siblings-in-law, Louis (Claire) Buffardi, Carmellyn Panzarella and Donna (Tom) Hornsby; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
   Visitation is from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at Adolf Funeral Home, 7000 S. Madison St., Willowbrook.
   Family and friends will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, for a funeral Mass at Notre Dame Parish, 64 Norfolk Ave., Clarendon Hills.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org.
   Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

Cassius Rogers MacDiarmid
  
Cassius “Cash” Rogers MacDiarmid, 87, passed away peacefully at his Hinsdale home on Dec. 29, 2017.
   Born in Chicago in 1930 to Dr. Leslie F. and Ann E. MacDiarmid, he was a resident of Hinsdale for more than 50 years.
   Cash loved building homes (”I never worked a day in my life”) during his 50+ year career. He and Sheila started the Fourth of July food pantry float for Hinsdale Community Service and he loved volunteering at Hinsdale Hospital. He also was active in the Hinsdale Center for the Arts, Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce and The Community House. As the longest running attendee at cardiac rehab, he also created the Thursday Evening Board Meeting. The consummate entertainer, Cash loved hosting parties and playing the piano. He always had a smile on his face, a twinkle in his eye and a kind word for anyone and everyone. He also was a faithful friend and avid dog lover but his real passion was his family and he considered his three daughters his greatest accomplishment.
   He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Sheila (nee Hartney); his three daughters, Ann MacDiarmid (James Farah) and Nellie (Eddie) McCarthy of Hinsdale and Mary (Tom Anderson) MacDiarmid of Chicago; his five granddaughters, Mary Francie, Belle and Colleen McCarthy and Elizabeth and Olivia Farah; and many nieces and nephews.
   A memorial Mass will be said at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at St. John of the Cross, 5005 S. Wolf Road, Western Springs. An open house will follow from 4 to 8 p.m. at the La Grange Country Club, 620 S. Brainard Ave.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to HCS Family Services, 19 E. Chicago Ave, Hinsdale, IL 60521.
   Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

Judith E. Pollard
  
Judith E. Pollard, 71, formerly of Clarendon Hills, passed away at her Westmont home Dec. 30, 2017, with her family at her side.
   She was born in 1946 in Waukegan. She was a retired long-term health care manager and an active member of Notre Dame Parish.
   She is survived by her husband, James R. Pollard; her children, Steven Kenney and Stacey Clements; and her grandchildren, Victoria, Sean and Marissa.
   A memorial Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at Notre Dame Parish, 64 Norfolk Ave., Clarendon Hills.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Notre Dame Food Pantry, 46 Norfolk Ave., Clarendon Hills, IL 60514.
   Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

James Peter Teschner
  
James Peter “Pete” Teschner, 86, of Chicago, formerly of Hinsdale, died Dec. 11, 2017.
   He was born in 1931 to Paul A. and Helen B. Teschner and attended York High School in Elmhurst and Elmhurst College.
   He was the editor and publisher of The Doings Newspapers for almost 40 years. He and Wayne Woltman bought The Doings in 1960 from Pauline Merrill, a descendant of Daniel Merrill, who started the paper in 1895. In 1970, Teschner bought out Woltman’s share to become the sole owner.
   During his career, he was a member of multiple national and regional newspaper associations, including the DuPage Publishers Association.
   Teschner added several editions to the paper, ultimately covering 13 communities, and expanded to twice-a-week publication in 1988. He sold the paper in 1999 to Hollinger International Inc. and retired, splitting his time between Chicago and Naples, Fla.
   He loved to golf and was a member of the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club and Ruth Lake Country Club, where he had a hole-in-one on the 14th hole in 1995.
   He also was a member of The Church of the Holy Nativity in Clarendon Hills and a lifelong Packer fan.
   He was preceded in death by four siblings, Paul, Jane, Patricia and John Teschner.
   He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Gill Teschner of Chicago; his children, Laurie Teschner (Kevin) Adams, Peter Gill (Gloria) Teschner, Amy (Anthony Hurtig) Teschner and M. Katherine Teschner (James) Nelson; his grandchildren, Gretchen and Brian Adams, Akia Pacheco, Gill and Mae Hurtig and Charlotte and Sam Nelson; three great-grandchildren; and his siblings, Thomas Teschner, Sara Teschner Amrein and Susan Teschner Wagner.
   A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Adolf Funeral Home, 7000 S. Madison St., Willowbrook.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to HCS Family Services at hcsfamilyservices.org.


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