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OBITUARIES:  (published May 31, 2018)

Gloria J. Banich
Gloria J. Banich, nee Shegenda, 83, of Oak Brook passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends on May 26, 2018.
   Gloria was a professional dancer before her marriage to Frank and was a lifetime ballet enthusiast. She was also a very devoted volunteer, serving the St. Anne’s Hospital Auxiliary (president), Butler Elementary District 53 Board, Butler School PTA, Illinois Club for Catholic Women, Ronald McDonald House at Loyola (founding board member), Loyola Stritch School of Medicine (president’s council and award dinner chairwoman) and ICCW Presentation Ball (chairwoman). She was an incredibly graceful, strong, and loving soul who is undoubtedly dancing in heaven. 
   She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Dr. Francis E. Banich; her brother, James T. Sygenda (the late LaVerne); her sister-in-law, Mary Ann (John) Ovnik; and her nephew, James Sygenda.
   She is survived by her children, Carolyn (David) Schanzer, Fran Banich and James (Aveen, M.D.) Banich, M.D.; her grandchildren, Jessica and Nicholas Schanzer, Madeline, Luke, Claire and James Banich; her brother-in-law, Terence (the late Mimi) Banich; her nephews and nieces, Susan (John) Benson, Julie (Mike) McCormick, Kim Sygenda, John Ovnik, Anne Marie (Eric) Leader, Paul (Grace) Ovnik, Terence (Katherine) Banich, Robert Banich, and Douglas (Danielle) Banich.
   Visitation is from 4 to 8 tonight, May 31, at Sullivan Funeral Home, 60 S. Grant St., Hinsdale.
   A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Friday, June 1, at Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church, 1S314 Summit Ave. Oakbrook Terrace.
   Interment is at Resurrection Cemetery in Justice.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church, 1S314 Summit Ave. Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181; or Salt Creek Ballet, 95 E. Chicago Ave., Westmont, IL 60559 or online at

Thomas C. Halperin
Thomas C. Halperin, 76, of Hinsdale died May 23, 2018, at Amita Adventist Medical Center in Hinsdale.
   He was born in 1941 in Chicago.
   He is survived by his wife, Patricia Halperin, nee Glovetski; his children, Jenna and Bethany Halperin; his grandchildren, Mia (Jimmy), Jamie, Lizzy, Maddie, Ella, Cate, Jack, Georgie and Lucie; his great-grandson, Charlie, along with a great-grandson due in August; and his brothers, Patrick J. and Daniel Halperin.
   A memorial Mass will be said at 10 today, May 31, at St. Isaac Jogues Church, 306 W. Fourth St., Hinsdale.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation, 4729 E. Sunrise Drive, No. 327, Tucson, AZ 85718 (online at or the St. Isaac Jogues Preservation Heritage Fund for the bell tower, 306 W. Fourth St., Hinsdale, IL 60521 (online at
   Sullivan Funeral Home in Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

Victoria Lillian Lagges
Victoria Lillian Lagges, nee Pappas, 77, of Hinsdale died May 20, 2018.
   Victoria was a multi-faceted individual who was interested in many things. Among these were her love of travel — she visited more than 65 countries — music, art, literature and dancing.    Additionally, she was interested in history, hunted antiques with zest and was a student of architecture. Last, but very significantly, she spent a great portion of her life maintaining and upgrading her 130-year-old home, which was near and dear to her heart.    Equally, she was heavily involved in preserving the rustic nature of the Fullersburg area where she lived.
   Beyond these attributes, Victoria held a master’s degree in mass communications from Wayne State University, was an instructor at the College of DuPage and a consultant to AT&T.  Her various talents were exemplified by the fact that she spoke three languages, created Music Live, had her own television talk show while in her 20s and was fashion director to the Patricia Stevens Modeling Agency. Above all, and most importantly, she loved her children, doted on her seven grandchildren and thrived on traveling the world with the love of her life, her husband, Jim.
   She was preceded in death by her siblings, Sam Pappas, Helen Bosbonis and George Pappas.
   She is survived by her husband, James Lagges; her children, Lynn (Joel) Kaslewicz and James Jr. (Tina); her grandchildren, Jake, Luke, Ella, Maia, Matthew, Nicholas and Alex; her sisters, Angeline Pike and Frieda (William) Alli; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
   Services were private.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to the American Cancer Society at
   Sullivan Funeral Home in Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

Lois Claire Fisher Ling
Lois Claire Fisher Ling, 87, died May 21, 2018 at her home in Hinsdale.
Born in 1931 in Hancock, Mich., Mrs. Ling grew up in the Copper Country of northern Michigan, attended Rosary College in River Forest and then Michigan State University, where she was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority.
   She married her college sweetheart, Robert Ling. With her husband serving in the U.S. Army, the couple lived in San Francisco and Japan, eventually settling in Marquette, Mich., to raise their family. They moved to the Sacramento, Calif., suburb of Rancho Murieta in 1986.    Mrs. Ling and her husband were married for 63 years and raised five children. She opened her home to a sixth child, Antonio “Jose” Madrigal, a “Pedro Pan” youth refugee from Cuba.
   Mrs. Ling is survived by her five children, Shelly Ling Blanchard, Robert (Heidi) Ling Jr., Amy Ling (Tree) Plumbtree, Patricia Ling (John) Heider and Beth Ling (Charlie) Usher of Hinsdale; 17 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren, Claire, Erin and Chaz Usher and Mike and Ryan Usher.
   A visitation was held May 30 at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church. Interment will be at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, Calif.
   Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

Mary Rose McCabe
Mary Rose McCabe, nee Daly, 82, passed away on May 27, 2018, after a long illness.
Born in West Hartford, Conn., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Grace Daly.
   Mary Rose was the beloved wife of the late Peter C. McCabe Jr. of Wilmette. They met at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., and raised five children on the North Shore.
   While raising her children, Mary Rose and her daughter Helen started a national antique business, Indian Hill Antiques. She was a member of the International Society of Appraisers and was named one of the “Faces of Chicago” in 1989.
   Mary Rose moved to Nashville, Tenn., in 2002, where she became a member of the Women’s Club of Nashville, the University Club, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt University.
   She is survived by her children, Peter (Cindy), Anne (the late Jeff Lobelson), Frank (Ellen), Paul (Jocelyn) and Helen; her eight grandchildren, Emmanuel Neumann, Grace, Faith and Rose Lobelson, and Clare, Layne, Emma and Sami McCabe; and her brother-in-law, Walter McCabe.
   A funeral Mass was held May 30 at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville.
Burial services at Calvary Cemetery in Evanston will be private.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials made to the Dementia Society of America Inc., P.O. Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901 or online at

Jeffrey R. Whittington
Jeffrey R. Whittington, 70, a longtime Hinsdale resident, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on May 11, 2018.
   Jeff was born in 1947 and raised in Downers Grove. He spent much of his free time working on projects or just relaxing at the family lake house in Friendship, Wis. Jeff loved nothing more than spending time at the cottage with his family.
   He is survived by his wife, Mary Whittington, nee Kelly; his daughters, Kim Whittington and Ami (Daniel) Merz; and his grandchildren, Andrew, William, Nathan and Macy Kate Merz.
   Services were private. Interment was at Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook.
   Sullivan Funeral Home in Hinsdale handled the arrangements.


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