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OBITUARIES:  (published Aug. 31, 2017)

Edward Buczkiewicz
Edward “Ed” Buczkiewicz, 86, of Clarendon Hills, passed away Aug. 21, 2017.
   Edward was born in 1931 in Chicago to Louis and Carol, nee Janus, Buczkiewicz. He graduated from Weber High School in 1949 and from the University of Notre Dame in 1953, where he studied political science and played football under Coach Frank Leahy. He received the National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and Korean Service Ribbon while serving in the U.S. Army from 1953-55.
   On Sept. 11, 1965, he married Patricia Pachuta in Whiting, Ind. Edward was employed as a salesman for Reedy Industries for several years. He enjoyed watching Notre Dame football and Duke basketball games with his sons, Tom and John, and his grandson, George (Fuller).       Edward regularly attended Weber High School and Notre Dame reunions to visit with friends and classmates. He will be remembered for his service to community, which included the Notre Dame Church, Marillac St. Vincent Family Center and the former Hinsdale Recycling Center.
   Edward is survived by his wife, Patricia; his sons, Thomas (Lisa) and John; his daughters, Kathryn (Robert Fuller), Debra (Brian Barkowski), Nancy (Justin Bonk); and his grandchildren, George and Grace Fuller and Zachary Hill.
   A funeral Mass was said Aug. 25 at Notre Dame Church in Clarendon Hills.
Sullivan Funeral Home in Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

Glori Ann Byrd
Glori Ann “Glo” Byrd, 46, passed away on Aug. 26, 2017, at her home in Western Springs.
   She was born in 1971 in Waterloo, Iowa to Dick and Patricia Cole.
Glori Ann graduated from West High School in Waterloo, Iowa, in 1989 and the University of Iowa in 1994. One of Glo’s proudest achievements was graduating from the Comedy Sketch Writing Program at The Second City in Chicago. Most recently, she was employed as legislative director for State Rep. Patti Bellock (R-47, Hinsdale).
   Family and friends were blessed by Glo’s sparkling wit, fashion sense and knack for cocktails.
   She was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia; and her in-laws, Pat Byrd and Thomas (Lynne) Byrd.
   She is survived by her husband of 17 years, Ronald D. Byrd; her children, Meredith Murphy and Alec Paul; her siblings, Jody (David) Dvorak, Suzanne Cole, Rob (Rhonda) Cole and Leslie Nelson; her brother-in-law, Mike Byrd; her sister-in-law, Kristin Ceder; her nieces and nephews, Glo Casey, Nikki, Clint, John and Jacob; and many cousins.
   A funeral Mass will be said at 9:45 today, Aug. 31, at St. John of the Cross Church, 5005 S. Wolf Road, Western Springs.
   Interment will be private.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials made be made online to Family Shelter Service at, or Misericordia Home at
   Sullivan Funeral Home in Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

John E. Juska
John E. Juska, 62, of Clarendon Hills, a former longtime resident of Hinsdale, died Aug. 25, 2017, at Amita Adventist Medical Center in Hinsdale.
   He was born in 1955 in Chicago and worked as an accountant at Tru Fragrance in Willowbrook.
   He was preceded in death by his daughter, Emily.
   He is survived by his wife, Mary, nee Murphy; his children, Hope (Matt) Gledhill, J.P., Charlie and Murphy; his grandchildren, Olivia, Harrison and Mary; and his siblings, Laurene, Jim, Chuck, Cathy and Joe.
   The funeral Mass and interment are private.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital, 4440 95th St., Oak Lawn, IL 60453 or online at
   Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

Nancy Welch Knowles
Nancy Welch Knowles, 86, of Hinsdale passed away Aug. 26, 2017.
   She was born in 1930 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She was an accomplished businesswoman and internationally recognized philanthropist who was distinguished by her excellent business practices and commitment to health care and the arts.
   She was a member of the Lyric Opera Board and a member of the executive committee. She was retired as chairman of Knowles Electronics, Inc., a world leader in the sub-miniature electronic hearing instrument technology and the largest manufacturer of microphones in the world. Nancy served on the Loyola University Medical Center Board and was bestowed with the 2008 Sword of Loyola. She was a trustee of the International Shakespeare Globe in London, which houses the Nancy Knowles Theater, also known as “The Little Nancy Theater.”
   Nancy had been a member of the American Heart Association of Metropolitan Chicago Women’s Council, The Chicago Zoological Society Women’s Board, and the Boy Scouts of America Board. She was honored by the National Hearing Aid Foundation with the Appreciation for Work Done Award.
   She was the president of The Knowles Foundation, which supports arts and cultural programs, higher education, healthcare, and speech and hearing centers
   She attended St. Mary’s College of Notre Dame and later received her bachelor’s degree in languages from the University of Iowa. She worked as a translator for many years after graduation. She enjoyed traveling, being with friends, wintering at her home in Jupiter Island, Fla., and enjoying summers at her home in Hinsdale.
   She is preceded in death by her parents, Catherine and Fred Knowles; her sister, Joan (Alan) Joseph; and her husband, Hugh S. Knowles.
   She is survived by her step-daughters, Margaret and Katherine; her niece, Nancy (David) Hill and her children, Nikki and Nathan Hill; eight step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
   A funeral will be held today, Aug. 31, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 64 Norfolk Ave., Clarendon Hills. The Lyric Opera Artists will perform at 10:15 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to any of Nancy’s favorite charities: Lyric Opera of Chicago, Loyola Medical Center, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital or Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
   Interment will follow at Mount Emblem Cemetery, 520 E. Grand Ave., Elmhurst.
Sullivan Funeral Home in Hinsdale handled the arrangements.


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