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OBITUARIES:  (published March 21, 2019)

Edward A. Cox Jr.
Edward A. Cox Jr., 83, of Oak Brook and Naples, Fla., passed away peacefully March 16, 2019.
   The son of Edward A. Cox and Mary Helen (McCracken), Ed grew up the oldest of seven children in River Forest. He attended St. Luke Parish School in River Forest and Fenwick High School in Oak Park. He graduated from St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Ind., Class of 1957. He also earned honorary degrees from Marmion Military Academy and St. Joseph’s College. He met the love of his life, Rosemary Pfister, at the Rojo Restaurant in Bloomington. On their honeymoon in 1960, while traveling home though Kentucky, they stopped at a horse farm in Louisville that sparked his interest in owning, breeding and racing thoroughbred horses. During his 50 plus years in the racing industry, he cherished his relationships with some of the top horse breeders in the country and became one of the most accomplished small-breeders in the field. His love of horses and racing culminated in partnering with Seth Hancock of Claiborne Farms on 3-year-old champion and the 1984 Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes winner Swale.
   He was a member of the Chicago Board of Trade as a commodities trader for more than 60 years. In July of 1970, he became one of the founding owners of the Oak Trust and Savings Bank in Chicago’s Gold Coast area. He also founded E.A.Cox Construction Co. in 1983 that was operated by his two sons, John and Tom. He was a proud member of Butler National Golf Club and Butterfield Country Club in Oak Brook and most recently was a member of the Port Royal Club in Naples. Some of his fondest memories were made while traveling extensively with his wife and family to Ireland, The Holy Land, Africa, Spain, Canada, Alaska, Russia and many more destinations.
   He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Rosemary (Pfister) Cox; his 10 children, Edward A. Cox III, Mary Helen (Cox) Coffey, John Lester Cox, Maureen Therese (Cox) Scanlon, Thomas Michael Cox, Margaret Mary Cox, Robert Joseph Cox, Rosemary Pfister (Cox) Conway, Catherine Mary (Cox) Murphy, and Michael James Cox; his nine sons- and daughters-in-law, Cindy (Fisher) Cox, Lawrence Coffey, MaryJo (Hogan) Cox, John Scanlon, Lisa (Stockdill) Cox, Mary Kay (Schmidt) Cox, Christopher Conway, Neil Murphy, and Anna (Lambrou) Cox; and his 38 grandchildren, Eddie, Delaney, Ryan, Nikki, Christian, Colleen, Mac, Matthew, Alison, Jimmy, Courtney (Ryan Gisriel), Johnny, Kiley, Maggie, Clare, Jack, Mike, Joe, Madeleine, Tommy, Katie, Kelly, Daniel, Emma, Keira, Lauren, Robert, Abby, Katherine, David, Riley, Caitlin, Erin, Michael, Jimmy, Colleen, Kelly, and Nora (his 39th grandchild is due April 2); and his friend, John Verdera (JV).
Family and friends will meet at 10 today, March 21, for a Mass of Christian burial at Ascension of Our Lord Church, 1S314 Summit Ave., Oakbrook Terrace.
   Interment is at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made online to Misericordia Heart of Mercy at
   Sullivan Family Funeral Homes in Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

Mary Geraldine Fahey
Mary Geraldine “Gerry” Fahey, 97 of Hinsdale and Westmont, formerly of Danville, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her daughters, March 12, 2019 at Cordia Senior Living.
   Gerry was born in 1921 to William and Georgie Pauline (Gemberling) Roche. She was an only child who grew up in Fort Wayne and South Bend, Ind. She graduated from St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Ind., as part of the class of 1944, with a degree in social work. Gerry met her future husband, Les, while he was attending the University of Notre Dame. They married after she graduated, traveling to Reno, Nev., where Les was stationed, in October of 1944. They shared more than 54 years together before his passing in 1998.
   Gerry took pride in her memberships and work with P.E.O. and DAR, both the Danville and Hinsdale chapters, as well as the St. Elizabeth’s Auxiliary and the Danville Garden Club. Gerry was also a Cub Scout leader when her boys were young.
   Gerry was devoted to raising her children, attending their events and activities and being a homemaker for her family. She was an incredible cook and loved making desserts with fresh fruits. She assisted Les in the launch of his successful business, LD Fahey Real Estate, and at the age of 55 she began her own career as a foster care social worker with the Diocese of Peoria, Catholic Social Services. This career would last for more than 20 years until her retirement at age 75.
   Gerry is survived by her two daughters: Gail Daniels Fahey and Katha B (Joe) Plack; her two sons: Kevin Christopher (Anita) Fahey and Michael Ryan (Karen) Fahey; six grandchildren; and three great grandchildren (with one on the way in early April).
   A Catholic mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 1303 N. Walnut St., Danville. Family will receive friends for one hour prior at the church.       Following services, Gerry will be laid to rest in Sunset Memorial Park.
   Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross (any chapter), St. Mary’s College Development Fund at Notre Dame or Catholic Social Services, Diocese of Peoria.
   Messages and memories may be left on the Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home Facebook page or its website at

Matthew J. Malloy
Matthew J. Molloy, 51, formerly of Clarendon Hills, passed away March 18, 2019.
   He was born in 1967 in Chicago.
Matt attended Hinsdale Central High School and was a proud member of IBEW 134 Electricians Union.
   He will be missed by his family and friends here and in Ireland. He was preceded in death by his father, Peter C. Molloy; and his aunt, Winnie DeRoeck.
   He is survived by his mother, Frances Molloy, nee McGinnis; his siblings, Mary Pat Molloy, Fran (Desmond) Jones, Cathy Molloy, Noreen (the late Tom) Corbett, Pete (Julie) Molloy, Margaret “Brown” Molloy, Jeanne (Art) Holecek and Tom Molloy; his aunts and uncles, Bridie (the late Frank) Maloney, Mary (the late Jim) Lynch and Art (Nancy) McGinnis; and many nieces and nephews.
   Visitation is at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 64 Norfolk Ave., Clarendon Hills. A funeral Mass will follow at the church at 10 a.m.
   Interment will be private.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to Matthew’s goddaughter Anna Molloy’s organization, Anna’s Celebration of Life Foundation, at
   Sullivan Family Funeral Homes in Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

Emily Tienken
Emily Tienken of Clarendon Hill passed away peacefully at home March 9, 2019, after battling pneumonia for several months.
   Emily, 31, was born in Greenwich, Conn., to Lisa and William Tienken. Although she had multiple physical and developmental disabilities and needed medical intervention and constant family care, she lived a life full of joy. Beginning with Walker School, Emily loved attending school in Districts 181 and 86, where she enjoyed spending her days with friends, aides and teachers.
   After graduating high school, Emily moved and lived with the loving community of Misericordia in Chicago. Misericordia became a home away from home where the staff and residents loved Emily and she loved them.
   Through it all, Emily’s life was a story of triumph against the odds and laughter in spite of setbacks — with Disney music as the soundtrack. Music, according to Em, was best experienced loudly with dancing and clapping. And nothing in the world was more fun than hanging with her two beloved brothers, John and Nick.
   Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at Misericordia Heart of Mercy Chapel, 6300 N. Ridge Blvd., Chicago. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Misericordia, 6300 N. Ridge Blvd., Chicago, IL 60660.


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