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OBITUARIES:  (published Aug. 24, 2017)

Faye Cooksey
Faye Cooksey, 79, formerly of Hinsdale, passed away Aug. 11, 2017, at her home in Rockford.
   Faye was born in Hinsdale in 1938 to Seth and Gladys Cooksey and grew up in Western Springs. She attended Hinsdale Seventh Day Adventist grade school and Broadview Academy High School.
   She was a retired clerk for Western Electric.
   She is survived by her sisters, Carolyn (Bill) Krohn and Sharon (Roger) Hathaway; her nieces and nephews, Kimberly Markech, Heather (Steve) Green, Debbie (Don) Morgan, James Krohn and Derek (Lauren) Hathaway; and her great-nieces and -nephews, Olive Hathaway, Tyler Markech, Colton Markech and Quinn Hathaway.
   A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at Hinsdale Seventh Day Adventist Church, 201 N. Oak St.
   Interment will be private.
   In lieu of flowers,  memorials may be made to Rockford Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 325 N. Alpine Road, Rockford, IL 61107.
   Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

Katalin Gulacsy
Katalin Gulacsy, 86, passed away peacefully Aug. 16, 2017, at Eve Assisted Living in Hinsdale.
   She was born Aug. 23, 1935, in Budapest, Hungary. On April 9, 1950 she was united in marriage in Budapest to Alexander Gulacsy and married for 63 years. Her life journey took her from her beloved Budapest in 1956 during the revolution to Belgium and finally to the United States. She raised her children in Cincinnati.
   Her retirement years were spent in Florida and the last four in Hinsdale. She will be remembered for her unconditional love of her family and friends as well as her and her fabulous Hungarian cooking.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Alexander Gulacsy.
   She is survived by her children, Kathy (Glenn) Clausen and Sue (Brian) Brose of Hinsdale; her grandchildren, David (Ana) Gulacsy, Danny (Elizabeth) Gulacsy, Katherine Brose and Michael Brose; her great-grandchildren, Siena, Sara, Justin and twins William and Evan.
   A prayer service was said Aug. 19 at Sullivan Funeral Home in Hinsdale.
Inurnment was private at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens in Brandon, Fla.

James E. Honan Sr.
James E. Honan Sr., 97, died peacefully Aug. 12, 2017, at Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine, with his family by his side.
   He was born in Portland in 1919, a son of Martin and Ellen Brogan Honan. He attended St. Dominic’s Elementary School and graduated from Cheverus High School in 1938 and Portland Junior College.
   Known as Jimmy to family and friends, he was an accomplished athlete and an avid sports fan. In high school, Jimmy was class president, All-State in football and basketball and All-Telegram League in baseball. He was one of only a handful of athletes in the history of Cheverus to be a captain in all three sports. Following graduation, he was recruited by Frank Leahy, then football coach at Boston College. At the beginning of World War II, Jimmy enlisted in the Army and due to his athletic reputation throughout New England, he was assigned to play on the Ft. Devens (Mass.) athletic teams, which toured the Northeast for two years. He was one of only a few amateur athletes on these teams. He served his country in Europe until the war’s end under Gen. Omar Bradley.
   After the war, he returned to his beloved Portland and began working for Eastern Oil. As sales manager and controller, he managed the continuing growth of the company until it was purchased by Union Oil in 1980. He never officially retired and was involved in sales until he was 85 years old.
   He was active with Catholic Charities and served as president in 1960. The oldest graduate of Cheverus High School, he was inducted into the Cheverus Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005, and together with his wife, Mary T., received the Crescamus in Illo Award in 1984. They were instrumental in the direction of Cheverus from serving on various committees to launching the 300 Club and the Cheverus Dinner Club book, with each raising well over $100,000 for the school.
   A devout Catholic, Jim also dedicated his time to his parish in Falmouth, Holy Martyrs Church. He served as president of the Parish Council and was chairman of the capital campaign to raise funds to build the existing church.
   Jimmy married Mary T. Morris on Aug. 8, 1953. Jimmy left the city and crossed the bridge to Falmouth where he and Mary raised five children. Jimmy shared his love of sports with his children, the Falmouth community and ultimately his grandchildren. Coaching Little League, batting practices, playing hoops, timed running races around the backyard and Honan Open golf tournaments are fond family memories. Other family traditions included hours spent together watching his Boston sports teams — the Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots and Boston College Eagles — as well as his beloved Notre Dame.
   He was a member of the Falmouth Lions Club and Portland Country Club, playing golf into his mid-90s and preferring walking over riding in a golf cart.
   His infectious laugh and jolly personality endeared people of all ages to Jimmy.  He had a twinkle in his Irish eyes, a pleasant word for everyone, and made all he met feel special.
He was preceded in death by his three brothers, Martin, John and Robert; and two sisters, Margaret Honan Marshall and Helen Honan Gorham.
Survivors include his wife, Mary T.; his five children, Ellen (Dick Curry) Honan, Jim (Maria) Jr. of Hinsdale; Dan, Tom (Beezee) and Mary (Matt Lombardi) Honan; his 10 grandchildren, Christina (Matt) Swan, Jim III, Patrick Honan of Hinsdale, Nellie Honan, Casey Honan, D.J. Honan, Maura and Timmy Honan, and Matthew and Meredith Lombardi; 44 nieces and nephews and their families; his brothers-in-law, John Marr and J. Normand Martin; and his sister-in-law, Theresa Morris.
   A funeral Mass was held Aug. 16 in Falmouth, Maine. Interment with military honors was at Pine Grove Cemetery in Falmouth.
   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cheverus High School, 267 Ocean Ave., Portland, ME 04103; or The Josephine and John Marr Alzheimer’s Research Fund, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 116 Huntington Avenue, Third Floor, Boston, MA 02116.
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Matthew T. Korwel
Matthew T. Korwel, 64, of Indian Head Park passed away peacefully Aug. 20, 2017, at Amita Adventist Medical Center in Hinsdale.
   He was born in Chicago in 1952.
   He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann, nee Iftner; his children, Matthew Joseph (Elyse), Christopher Thomas and Mary Elisabeth Korwel; his granddaughters, Ruth Ann and Ava Grace; and his brothers, Jerome, Michael and John (Vicki) Korwel.
   A memorial service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at Hinsdale United Methodist Church, 945 S. Garfield Ave.
   In lieu of flowers donations may be made online to the American Stroke Foundation at
   Adolf Funeral Home in Willowbrook handled the arrangements.

Judy Hukvari Post
Judy Hukvari Post of Hinsdale died Aug. 12, 2017, at Loyola Medical Center in Chicago
Judy, 42, was born in 1974 in Chicago to Helena and Istvan Hukvari. She worked as a sales executive in digital advertising and was an alumna member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She adored her two dogs, Ricardo and the late Max.
   She was preceded in death by her father, Istvan; and her brother, Steven.
   She is survived by her husband, David; her children, Olivia, Miles, Samantha (Mark) Woods and Paige; her grandchildren, Harper and Kash Woods; her mother, Helena; many nieces and nephews; and her special friend, Whitney King.
   Visitation will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at Adolf Funeral Home, 7000 S. Madison St., Willowbrook. A Funeral Mass will be said at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at St. John of the Cross Parish, 5005 Wolf Road, Western Springs.
   Interment is private.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated in Judy’s name to Loyola University Medical Center, Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Office of Advancement, 2160 South First Ave., Maywood, IL 60564.
   Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

Marilynn D. Spinazola
Marilynn D. Spinazola, nee Stuwe, a lifelong Hinsdale resident, died Aug. 19, 2017, at Amita Adventist Medical Center in Hinsdale.
   Marilynn, 84, was born in 1933 in Hinsdale. After getting married, she stayed home to raise her four children while her husband, Dan, owned and operated the Hinsdale News Agency.
   She is survived by her husband, Daniel; her children, Danette (Brian) Boniecki, Scott (Linda) Spinazola, Wendy Bowen and Melissa Spinazola; and her grandchildren, Jordan, Jennifer, Kaitlynn, Nicole, Patrick, Cassidy, Connor, Scott Jr., Kayleigh, Nora and Maeve.
   Visitation will be at 10 a.m. today, Aug. 24, at St. John of the Cross Parish, 5005 Wolf Road, Western Springs.
   A funeral Mass will be said at 11:15 a.m. at the church.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at
   Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

Wendell "Will" Taft Wilson
Wendell “Will” Taft Wilson of Clarendon Hills died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Knox, Ind.
Will, 57, was born in Joliet in 1959 to Paul and Grace Wilson, the youngest of seven siblings.
   He worked as a facility manager for Precision Dialog and enjoyed golfing and spending time with his “Indiana Family.” He lived by the motto “work hard and play hard,” and his greatest passion was spending time with his wife, Missy.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Grace Wilson.
   He is survived by his wife, Melissa “Missy” (Daisley) Wilson.
   A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at Grace Episcopal Church, 120 E. First St., Hinsdale.
   Family and friends are invited to a reception immediately following the service at the church.
   Burial at Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook is private.
   Braman & Son Memorial Chapel of Knox, Ind. handled the arrangements.


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