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OBITUARIES:  (published March 29, 2018)

Alice A. DeViney
Alice A. DeViney, 92, died March 24, 2018, at her Hinsdale home with her family by her side.
   She was born in 1925 in Chicago.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen; her daughter, Madeline DeViney; and her siblings, Richard (Mary Lou) Izmer and Betty Izmer.
   She is survived by two daughters, Natalie (Charley) McKelvy and Mary Alice (Dennis) Fitzpatrick; and two granddaughters, Beverly and Andrea Fitzpatrick.
   A funeral mass will be said at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 306 W. Fourth St., Hinsdale.
   No flowers, please.
   Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

Daniel C. Field
Dan Field, 80, passed away peacefully March 14, 2018, at his home in Cambria, Calif., where he had lived for 31 years.
   He was born in 1937 in Riverside, where he spent his early childhood years before moving to Ruxton, Md., and then to Hinsdale, where he graduated from Hinsdale Central High School in 1955. After moving with the family to Stamford, Conn., he attended Yale University and spent his early career as a disc jockey in rural Connecticut and then in network news in New York City.
   From there, Dan transitioned to the more creative advertising industry and, like many of the era, became delightfully affected by what is referred to as “the sixties.” In 1972, he moved to California, where his wonderful warm heart flowered into the free spirit that he was to be for the rest of his life. He worked as a freelance associate director in the advertising film industry for many years, before retiring to focus on family and service to the less fortunate.
   One of Dan’s lifelong pleasures was music, and he was accomplished on the clarinet, saxophone, flute and guitar. He performed at senior centers and nursing homes along with his wife, Sara Blair. He was involved with music ministry at churches, prisons and the California Youth Authority. He totally enjoyed family jam sessions with his children. His colorful style and extraordinary sense of humor were a delight to all.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Elizabeth Field.
   He is survived by his wife, Sara Blair-Field; his children, Chris Field, Greg Field, Connally Field, Sarah Rasteiu-Morrow and Rachel Field; his stepchildren, Christine Hogan, Tracy Field, Ivy Menard Pasternak, Orr Blair Menard and Blair Menard; his seven grandchildren; his three great-grandchildren; his siblings, Jaque Reed, Jean Brewer, Bob Field (Sandra) and Holly Field (Tom).
   A life celebration was held March 25 at Hearst San Simeon Beach State Park.

Cindy L. Ruginis
Cindy L. Ruginis, 63, of Downers Grove, a former longtime Hinsdale resident, died March 26, 2018, at Amita Adventist Medical Center in Hinsdale.
   She was born in 1954 in Niles, Mich., and worked as a property manager.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Gene and Mary Harvey.
   She is survived by her husband, Dr. Algis Ruginis; her children, William and Amanda; and her sisters, Cherie (David) Watt, Cathy (the late Steven) Harvey-Slawkin and Connie (Dana) Moses.
   Visitation is from 3 to 8 today, March 29, at Adolf Funeral Home, 7000 S. Madison St., Willowbrook. 
   Family and friends will meet for a funeral service at 10 a.m. Friday, March 30, at Hinsdale Covenant Church, 412 S. Garfield St.
   Interment is at Clarendon Hills Cemetery in Darien.
   Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

Edgar C. Staren
Edgar C. Staren, 85, passed away March 25, 2018, at his home in Chicago, surrounded by his friends and family.
   Edgar (affectionately known as Ed or ECS) was born in Chicago in 1932 and grew up on DuBois Street in Brookfield, where the family, his parents John and Louise, and his siblings John, Emmy Lou (Hollander) and Carol (Bell) resided until their parents’ deaths.
   The John E. Staren Co. was founded by Edgar’s father in 1945, originally located at 120 S. LaSalle in Chicago. Upon his father’s passing, Ed took over as president and CEO of the company, eventually opening a subsidiary, The Starmill Co., in 1972. Both companies were meat distributors on the buying and selling side of product worldwide. Mr. Staren’s business connections stretched internationally to Australia, New Zealand, Asia, South America and all 50 of the United Sates. Although Mr. Staren traveled extensively and had friends all over the world, he always called Chicago home and thought it was the best city in the world, choosing to remain here during the winter rather than seek the warmth of the south. He loved the blistery cold, the changing of the leaves in the fall, the day the golf course opened in spring and summers by the lake in the city.
   Edgar’s family became members at Butterfield Country Club on his 14th birthday in 1946, and the family has had a relationship with the club ever since. Later in his life, Ed joined Butler National Golf Club where he spent countless days enjoying the course, the club, and especially his friends. In 2006, he was awarded Man of the Year, which is an honor voted on by his fellow members at Butler National.
   Ed never took for granted how fortunate he was in his life, and giving back was second nature. His association in the nonprofit world and charities all over the country was as well-known as his infectious smile, laugh and generous heart. Among the more than 75 charitable organizations he supported regularly, especially near and dear to his heart were the Special Olympics, of which he was an original founding board member; the Evan’s Scholarship Foundation; ASPCA; and, most recently, The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii in Chicago.
   Mr. Staren’s business and personal accomplishments are many, but his most important legacy is his unending devotion to his family and friends. He took endless pleasure in sending out gifts, thank you cards and meeting new people anywhere he went. He often said, “I’ve gotten back so much more than I have ever given.”
   He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Louise Staren of Brookfield; his wife, Mary Jo; her parents, Donald and Bessie Devlinl; and his sister, Emmy Lou.
   He is survived by his children, Dr. Edgar D. (Lisa Olivieri) Staren, Theodore R. Staren (partner Cheryl Hayes), Barbara A. (William) Feldman of Hinsdale and B. Eric Bunt of Hinsdale; his 16 grandchildren, Edgar T. (Amy), Daniel (Leslie), John (Meg), Anthony (Mary Beth), Michael and Helen Staren; William (Alison), Madeline and Austin Feldman; Dakota and Kassidy Staren; Tori, Ryan (Lauren) and Teddy (partner Martha Pazdro) Bunt; and his four great-grandchildren, Eddie, Gracie, Danny and Isabella. He was eagerly awaiting the arrival of his fifth and sixth great-grandchildren. Visitation is from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday, April 2, at Adolf Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 7000 S. Madison St., Willowbrook.
   A full Catholic Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, at The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St., Chicago. A viewing will precede the Mass at 10 a.m.
   Interment is private.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St., Chicago, IL 60607; or The Special Olympics, 605 E. Willow St., Normal, IL 61761.


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