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OBITUARIES:  (published May 30, 2019)

Kathleen Antosh
Kathleen Antosh, 94, a native and lifelong resident of Hinsdale, passed away May 21, 2019, in Marshfield, Wis.
   She was born in 1924 in Hinsdale.
   She was a former employee of Electro-Motive, until retiring to raise her children. Kathleen was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hinsdale.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Antosh; and her granddaughter, Elizabeth K. Klemp.
   Kathleen is survived by her children, Kathleen Klemp, John Antosh and Nancy (John) Waters; her grandchildren, Melissa (Robert) Joachim, Timothy Klemp, Adam Waters and Aubrey (Jordan) Kulke; and her great-grandchildren, Bobby, Luke, Wyatt and Henry. 
   A funeral service was held May 25, with interment at Clarendon Hills Cemetery in Darien.
   Memorials may be made online to the Alzheimer’s foundation at
Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

Amelia Cesarini
Amelia Cesarini, nee Minciotti, 103, of Hinsdale died May 16, 2019.
   An immigrant coal miner’s daughter, she was born and lived in West Virginia for 11 years, one of seven children, until her mother’s health failed and they had to move back to their extended family in Italy. Having lived through the nightmare of fascism governing Europe to the end of the Second World War until freed by her fellow Americans, she returned to her native homeland where she lived the American Dream with her own family.
   What can be said here can’t do justice to her memory.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Domenico M. Cesarini; and her siblings, Vincenzo, Goffredo, Angelina, Irma and Ida Minciotti.
   She is survived by her sons, Armando Domenico Cesarini and Mario (Luli Brati-Cesarini) Cesarini; her granddaughter, Amelia Dina Cesarini; and her brother, Guido (Maria) Minciotti.
   Visitation is at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 1, at St. Isaac Jogues Church, 306 W. Fourth St., Hinsdale, with a funeral Mass to follow at 10 a.m.
   Entombment is at Resurrection Cemetery in Justice.
   Sullivan Funeral Home in Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

John Adams McClary
John “Jack” Adams McClary, 88, of Burr Ridge, died May 19, 2019, while in hospice care.
   He was born in 1930 in Philadelphia to John “Jack” Kennedy Adams Jr. and Lillian Rosalie (Baekey) McClary.
   Jack was serving as Draftsman First Class in the U.S. Navy when he met Delores “Dee” O’Donnell of Port Ewen, N.Y., also in the Navy. They married in Pensacola, Fla., where she was stationed. She then transferred to Norfolk, Va. where Jack was stationed. They spent 58 years together living in Virginia, New York, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Illinois, Wisconsin and Florida.
   After the Navy, Jack earned his bachelor’s in mechanical engineering and master’s in nuclear engineering from MIT. He worked at the Atomic Energy Commission Lab in Los Alamos, N.M., for 10 years in the early days of IBM’s vacuum tube computers and programming in FORTRAN. Then in Chicago he worked at IIT Research Institute developing new medical devices, and in the nuclear power safeguards and licensing division of Sargent & Lundy Engineers. During his career he co-authored six research publications.
   Jack enjoyed music, reading, crossword puzzles and, most of all, computer programming and games.
   Using Excel to develop his own family tree presentation, he researched and compiled the McClary and Adams family ancestry back to Henry Adams (born in 1583 and grandfather of President John Adams).
   Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Dee; his half-sister, Nina Brooks; and two granddaughters, Katherine “Katie” and Sarah.
   Jack is survived by his sons, John (Carol) Adams McClary Jr. and Stephen (Anne) Adams McClary of Hinsdale; his granddaughters, Meagan, Erin, Christine, Jill, Lindsey and Samantha; his great-grandchildren, Caitrin, Sofia, Owen and Sydney; and his half-sisters, Ruth McGuire, Rebe Simanson, and Susanne Haggard.
   In honor of Jack’s wishes, family services will be held this summer in Kohler, Wis.
   Memorials may be made to Bellevue Assisted Living, 1660 Hoffman Road, Green Bay, WI 54311; or Brookdale Senior Living (for the Clare Bridge Alzheimer’s and Dementia Program), 6801 High Grove Blvd., Burr Ridge, IL 60527.

Thomas P. McNulty
Thomas P. McNulty, 89, died May 25, 2019.
   He was born in 1929 to Michael B. and Mary Ellen McNulty, nee Durkin.
   An Army Veteran of the Korean War, he was a loyal lifelong fan of the Chicago White Sox and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and a lover of Boston Terriers.
   He was preceded in death by his brother, Ted (Kathleen) McNulty.
   He is survived by his wife, Susan A. McNulty, (nee Garner;) his children, Thomas G. (Karen) McNulty and Margaret Mary (Thomas) Lillie; his grandchildren, Isabelle Grace, John Thomas and Patrick Michael; his siblings, Eugene (Kathleen), Michael (Rose Haas), John (Kathleen), Catherine “Sis” (Herman) Truell and Martin “Bud” (Shirley) McDonnell; and many nieces and nephews.
   Friends and family will meet at 9:30 today, May 30, at Sullivan Funeral Home, 60 S. Grant St., Hinsdale before proceeding to St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church, 306 W. Fourth St., Hinsdale, for a 10 a.m. funeral Mass.
   Interment is at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Alsip.
   Memorials may be made to Adventist St. Thomas Hospice, P.O. Box 130, Hinsdale, IL 60522-0130; or the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601 or call (800) LUNGUSA.

Olaf Schneewind
Olaf Schneewind, 57, passed away at his home in Burr Ridge May 26, 2019, after a three-year battle with cancer,
   Olaf was born in 1961 in Cologne, Germany, and was one of the world’s leading experts on the mechanisms that enable pathogenic bacteria to cause human disease.
   He moved to Burr Ridge in June 2018 to be closer to his laboratory at Argonne and was a frequent patron at Patti’s Sunrise Café.
   Olaf trained as a physician-scientist at the University of Cologne. He came to the United States as a postdoctoral fellow at Rockefeller University, later joining the faculty of UCLA.
Olaf joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2001, and he served as the first chair of the department of microbiology from 2004 till the present. He became a lifelong mentor to generations of students and fellows. In 2018, he was elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences.
   Olaf was a highly respected scientist, teacher and friend, known for his honesty and relentless perseverance.
   He is survived by his wife and colleague, Dominique Missiakas; and his three daughters: Daphne, Chloe and Penelope.
   Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Graceland Cemetery Chapel, 4001 N Clark St. Chicago. Interment will follow.
   Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.



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