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OBITUARIES:  (published July 6, 2017)

Genevieve Reczek Hodack
  
Genevieve R. Hodack, 96, passed away peacefully June 14, 2017, at her apartment in Gainesville, Va.
   Jean, as she was known, moved to Virginia in September 2015 to be closer to her great-grandsons after living all of her adult life in Clarendon Hills and Westmont.
   Jean was born in 1920 and could probably write a book on 1900s America and being a part of the Greatest Generation. Jean is the youngest of four girls and first generation of their family to be born outside of Poland. She was a child of the Depression and held on to that fighting spirit throughout her life. She didn’t graduate high school, but worked many jobs and attended cooking school.
   One of her jobs was at Western Electric where she met and later married George Hodack, a World War II veteran, in 1947. They had two children, daughter Beverly and son Brian.
   A huge Chicago Cubs fan, Jean’s first game was during the 1945 season, which would end with the team losing the World Series. She watched in 2016 as her beloved Cubbies would go on to finally win. Jean sported her new T-shirt flanked with ivy beautifully and proudly!
   Her favorite thing to do in Virginia, aside from taking new adventures, was to watch her great-grandson play T-ball and watch Cubs games on television. Jean attended her last Cubs game July 2016 against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Jean and George began going to Las Vegas in the 1960s. They were entertained by Dean Martin and the rest of the Rat Pack. She would continue going to Las Vegas throughout her years, with her last trip at age 94.
   Her love of food and travel and Hollywood biographies was fierce. She enjoyed trips to the Bahamas, California, New York City, weekends at Eagle Ridge, graduations, Mexico, eating so much amazing food and cooking together. Her countless accountable presence at family big life events will be missed.
   After losing her husband 20 years ago, she continued to live a life for her Savior, her family and herself.
   When asked if she wanted to move to Virginia for a big adventure, she said her signature,    “Why not?!”
   Jean’s strong work ethic, fighting spirit and nurturing nature can be seen in her children and grand-daughter.
   She was an active member of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington and Fairfax Community Church in Fairfax, Va.
   She is survived by her daughter, Beverly Jacoby; her son, Brian Hodack; her granddaughter, Bronwyn Jimenez; her grandson-in-law, Jose Jimenez; and two great-grandsons, Jose Elias Jimenez and Xavier Luc Jimenez.
   A memorial celebration of her life will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 11, in the chapel at Willow Creek Community Church, 67 Algonquin Road, South Barrington.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Children’s Ministry or Pantry Ministry at Willow Creek Community Church, 67 E. Algonquin Road, South Barrington, IL 60010.

Dr. Gustavo Poveda
  
Dr. Gustavo Fernando Poveda Iniguez, 87, of Burr Ridge, died Feb. 17, 2017, in Waco, Texas.
   He was born in 1930 in Ciego de Avila, Cuba.
   Dr. Iniguez came to the United States in 1959 to intern at Chicago’s St. Anne’s Hospital and became a general practitioner specializing in OB/GYN at South Shore Hospital and South Chicago Hospital.
   He was preceded in death by his son, John George Poveda.
   He is survived by his wife, Juanita Rosa Murgado Poveda; his children, Lorenzo Poveda and Lisa Poveda (Craig) Gjelsten; and his grandchildren, Nicholas Ryan, Michael Poveda and    Christina Michele Gjelsten.
   A memorial service was held June 28 at St. Isaac Jogues Church in Hinsdale.
   Interment was at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.
   Sullivan Funeral Home in Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

Edmund H. Sadowski
  
Edmund H. Sadowski of Darien died June 26, 2017 at his home.
   Mr. Sadowski, 91, was born in 1925 in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood to Pearl and Edmund J. Sadowski. He attended Bowen High School and immediately upon graduation in 1943 joined the U.S. Air Force as an aviation cadet during World War II.
   Ed obtained his law degree from DePaul University, where he met and later married Marie, nee Scribano. He was admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar in 1958, though never argued before the court. He worked as an attorney for the Illinois Department of Housing and Urban Development, as president of Century Savings and Loan in Chicago and as a real estate attorney. He reluctantly gave up his law practice in his late 80s.
   Ed always had his toolbox at hand and was known for his ability to fix anything. He completely rehabbed their home in the Beverly neighborhood and until his final days kept their Darien home, his children’s homes, and the family cottage in good working order.
   Ed was preceded by his wife of more than 50 years, Marie.
   He is survived by his children, Joe and Maria; his son-in-law Rob Tanner; his brother Robert J. Sadowski; sister-in-law Fran (the late Robert) Wall and her partner Larry Stine; his sister- and brother-in-law, Elaine and Jim Brunoldi; and nieces and nephews, Kathy (Dickie), Bob and Tom Wall, and Jim and Terri Brunoldi.
   A funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 12 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, 8404 S. Cass Ave. Darien, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m.. Interment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.
   Donations in Ed Sadowski’s memory are appreciated to the Indian Prairie Public Library Foundation to create a maker/inventor space for kids and teens at ipplfoundation.org/ways-to-give/donate-now or to IPPL Foundation, 401 Plainfield Road, Darien, IL 60561.
   Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.


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