Letters to the editor  


Submit news  


Purchase photos  



About us  

Contact us  

Hinsdale, Illinois |


OBITUARIES:  (published May 9, 2019)

George Robert and Jerrie Hayden Callantine
After 70-plus years of marriage, only three months and three days passed between the deaths of George Robert Callantine on Dec. 29, 2018, and Jerrie Hayden Callantine on April 1, 2019. Both were 89 years old.
   George was an active and engaged member of Union Church of Hinsdale, chairing the board of trustees, building and grounds and other committees. He was a long time member of Ruth Lake Country Club and an active member and former president of the Oak Brook Rotary Club.
   He was the founder and principal of GCA Properties, which owned and operated multiple properties throughout the Midwestern States.
   Jerrie was an engaged member of Union Church for more than 40 years and actively served in several charitable organizations including PEO Sisterhood, Hinsdale Infant Welfare Society and Ruth Lake Country Club Women’s Association, all of which she served as president. She also enjoyed being a member of the Hinsdale Garden Study group.
   They were preceded in death by their son, Dwight (Mary).
   They are survived by their children, David (Judy), Douglas (Pamela) and Laura Snedeker (William); their nine grandchildren; and their nine great-grandchildren. 
   A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Union Church of Hinsdale, 137 S. Garfield St., with a reception to follow.
   In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Union Church of Hinsdale, 137 S. Garfield St. Hinsdale, IL 60521.
   Adolf Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Willowbrook handled the arrangements.

Carol A. Doherty
Carol A. Doherty, 61, a longtime resident of Clarendon Hills, passed away May 5, 2019.
   She was born in 1958 in Chicago.
   She devoted much of her life to being an educator and spent her final days surrounded by friends and family.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Dorothy (Gorzynski) Cangelosi.
   She is survived by her husband, John Jr.; her children, John III (Emily) and Jill Doherty; her siblings, Joann (Ken) Bratka and Thomas Cangelosi; her nephew, Max Bratka; and many cousins.
   Visitation is from 4 to 8 today, May 9, at Adolf Funeral Home, 7000 S. Madison St., Willowbrook.
   A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Friday, May 10, at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 306 W. Fourth St., Hinsdale.
   Interment is private.
   Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

Robert Earl Peckenpaugh
Robert Earl Peckenpaugh, a 60-year Hinsdale resident, passed away May 4, 2019.
   He was born in Potomac to Earl and Zella Peckenpaugh in 1926. His family moved to Hammond, Ind., where he met his future bride Margaret. After graduating from Hammond High School in 1944, he served as a quartermaster in the U.S. Navy during the conclusion of World War II.
   Bob and Marge were wed in California during the war and afterward returned to the Midwest to raise their family.
   They spent 67 cherished years of marriage together, raising six children in Munster, Ind., and Hinsdale.
   After the war, Bob studied business and finance at Northwestern University, earning his MBA, and was one of the earliest holders of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He excelled as an investment advisor, going on to serve as president of Security Supervisors, vice president at Chicago Title and Trust, owner of Hotchkiss & Peckenpaugh, vice president at Morgan Stanley, owner of Peckenpaugh Asset Management and senior vice president of Whitnell & Co.
   Bob loved the Lord and prayed steadfastly. He maintained an evangelical desire to testify to the Gospel truth throughout his life.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; his sister, Carolyn Joanne “Jo”; and his brother, Royce.
   He is survived by his children, Nancy (Ira), Carol (Dean), David (Marie), Daniel (Kimberly), Jeanne (Matt) and Douglas (Jennifer); his 19 grandchildren; and his 18 great-grandchildren.
   A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Hinsdale Covenant Church, 412 S. Garfield St.
   A memorial service will take place at the church at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11. Lunch and a time of fellowship will follow.
   Interment will be private at Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook.
   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Camp Scholarship Fund of the Hinsdale Covenant Church, 412 S. Garfield Ave., Hinsdale, IL 60521.
   Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

Ramona Anita Weigus
Ramona Anita Weigus, nee Caracheo, 50, passed away April 30, 2019 in Marietta, Ga.
   Ramona was born in 1968 in Elgin. She graduated Elgin High School in 1986 and earned her bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Illinois in 1990. While at U of I, she met Brian and they married on July 13, 1996.  She was employed with school district U-46 as a multi-age teacher for 12 years before “retiring” to focus on starting a family. Of course,   Ramona could not stay away from the classroom, and for the past eight years she has shared her passion for reading with the students at St. Isaac Jogues School.
   Her family and faith were her foundation. Whether organizing family reunions, coordinating carpools, being team mom, volunteering throughout the school and church, staying late to help with cheerleading or listening to someone in need, Ramona was an example to all. Each one of her students and the women she supported through her Elizabeth ministry held a special place in her heart. Her quiet strength, loving heart, deep faith and generous spirit brightened the lives of all who knew her. Wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, teacher, mentor, chauffeur, chaperone, volunteer. Ramona was all these things, but so much more, and will be missed more than words can express.
   She is survived by her husband, Brian Weigus; her children, Brian Matthew and Emily Alexandra Ruth Weigus; her parents, Policarpo and Sally Jo Caracheo; her siblings, Celia (John) Banks, Sara Garner, Abraham (Leah) Caracheo and Jacobo (Nikki) Caracheo; her mother- and father-in-law, Richard and JoAnn Weigus; her brother-in-law, Mike (Jennifer) Weigus; her sister-in-law, Beth Weigus; and many nieces and nephews.
   A funeral Mass was said May 6 at St. Isaac Jogues Church in Hinsdale.
   Interment was private.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ramona Weigus Scholarship Fund at St. Isaac Jogues School, c/o Diane Sullivan, 421 S Clay St., Hinsdale IL 60521. Please make checks payable to St. Isaac Jogues School.
   Sullivan Funeral Home in Hinsdale handled the arrangements.


June 6, 2019 Obituaries

May 30, 2019 Obituaries

May 23, 2019 Obituaries

May 16, 2019 Obituaries

May 9, 2019 Obituaries






Advertise    Letters to the editor    Obituaries    Submit news    Subscriptions    Purchase photos
Newsstands     Archives     About us     Contact us