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OBITUARIES:  (published Oct. 18, 2018)

Edward R. Chodl
Edward R. Chodl, 90, of Willowbrook died Oct. 14, 2018.
   He was born in 1928 in Chicago and was a U.S. Army veteran.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy.
   He is survived by his children, Lonnie (Carl) Berg, Valerie Chodl, Edward W. Chodl and Joseph (Stephanie) Chodl; his eight grandchildren; and his six great-grandchildren.
   A memorial Mass will be said at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at St. John of the Cross Church, 5005 Wolf Road, Western Springs.
   Inurnment is private at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to the Alzheimers Association at

Donna Jo Curran Comsikey
Donna Jo Curran Comiskey, 91, a 65-year resident of Hinsdale, passed away peacefully Oct. 11, 2018, surrounded by her family.
   She was born in 1926 in Oak Park to Frank and Hope Curran.
   She was very active in the Hinsdale community, raising money for families and children in need in the Chicago area. She was an active member of Service Club, The Cradle Society, Children’s Home and Aid, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and The Community House. Donna Jo “Joey” always wanted to make life better for less fortunate children and make a difference in their lives.
   Her love for flowers and her green thumb made her an expert in gardening. She was a member of the Garden Club of Hinsdale.
   Joey was a lifelong Catholic and a very active and devoted member of St. Isaac Jogues Church. She had a very special relationship with the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of God, and believed in the powers of healing of the green scapular and rosary.
   Joey was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
   She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Charles A. Comiskey II; and her sister, Patricia Curran Murphy.
   She is survived by her four children, Colleen Kelley, Charles (Judy) Comiskey III, Patricia (Scott) Slaga and Francis Beau Comiskey; her grandchildren, Carolyn Kelley, Meghan (Ryan) Johnson, Sarah Hope (Christopher) Carlson, Alison (Shane) Rundall, Patrick Kelley, Charles (Sined) Comiskey IV, Mead (Alex) Comiskey; and her great-grandchildren, Quinn and Henry Holderman, Avery and Jack Johnson, Will, John and Tommy Carlson, Lily Hope, Harper and Owen Rundall, Charles Comiskey V, and Delaney Comiskey.
   Family and friends will gather at 9 a.m. today, Oct. 18, in the Fireside Room at St. Isaac Jogues Church, 306 W. Fourth St., Hinsdale. A funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. in the church.
   Interment will be at Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook.
   Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

Charles Culshaw
Charles “Chip” Culshaw, 75, of Naples, Fla., a former 35-year Hinsdale resident, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 8, 2018.
   He was born in 1942 in Philadelphia, Pa. Chip attended Middletown High School in New Jersey, Valley Forge Military Academy in Pennsylvania and West Virginia University. Chip retired to Naples, Fla., in 2011.
   Chip pursued a career in sales, working first for Johnson & Johnson and Mattel Toy Co..    The majority of his career was spent as vice president of national sales for Miles Laboratories. In retirement he began selling real estate, working with Gulf Coast Properties in Naples. He was an avid boater all his life and a member of the U.S. Power Squadron.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover Cummins and Kathryn Elizabeth (Mishler) Culshaw; and his sister, Kay Culshaw Plant.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ann; his son Keith (Josephine); his granddaughter, Morgan; his siblings, Scott Culshaw, Carol Culshaw Prince and Joan Culshaw Meeks; and many nieces and nephews.
   A celebration of life service was held Oct. 16 in Naples.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to Susan G. Komen for the Cure at or to a charity of choice.
   Fuller Funeral Home in Naples handled the arrangements.

Jack Navarra
Jack Navarra, 90, of Hinsdale passed away Oct. 12, 2018
   Jack was a member of IBEW Local 134 for 70 years.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, Lee, nee Maria.
   He is survived by his children, Virginia “Ginny” (Thomas) Stewart, Jack (Laura) Navarra, Rosalie (Ernest) Battaglia, Madeline (Sam) LoPresti and Maria (Andrew) Karis; his 25 grandchildren; his three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
   A funeral procession will take place at 10 a.m. today, Oct. 18, from Russo’s Hillside Chapels, 4500 Roosevelt Road, Hillside, to St. Isaac Jogues Church, 306 W. Fourth St., Hinsdale. A funeral Mass will be said at 11:30 a.m. at the church.
   Entombment will be at Christ the King Garden Mausoleum in Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.
   A guestbook is available for personal tributes at

Rory A. Neill
Rory A. Neill, 66, of Oak Brook died Oct. 14, 2018.
   Rory was the president of L. Neill Cartage Co., founded by his father and currently operated by his four sons.
   His strength, kindness and devotion were admired by all. Rory undoubtedly loved the road he set out to travel. A great wife. Four outstanding boys. Grandkids. Golf. More friends and laughs than one will ever be able to count.
   He was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Neill.
   He is survived by his wife, Roseann Neill, nee Vallerugo; his children, Lewis (Meghan), Rory II (Meghan), Ryan (Kendra) and Tyler (Gina) Neill; his grandchildren, Rory III, Henry, Eloise, McKenna, Elizabeth, Charlie, Kate, Caroline, Jack and Edith; and his sisters, Kathleen Toye and Barbara Nicolo.
   Visitation is from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 64 Norfolk Ave., Clarendon Hills.
   A funeral Mass will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the church.
   Interment will be private.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Butterfield Country Club Scholar Program, 2800 Midwest Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523.
   Sullivan Funeral Home in Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

Esther M. Paice
Esther M. Paice of Oak Brook, 81, passed away Oct. 15, 2018, after a long bout with cancer.
   Esther was born in 1937 to Raymond and Agnes (Verakis) Hotchkin in Chicago. 
   Esther met Ray Paice at the factory where they both worked, she in the office, he in the shop, and the two were married for almost 63 years. Esther was always involved, and along with managing the house and kids, she was an active part of building a successful small business with Ray. A world traveler, she had the pleasure of visiting every continent, save Antarctica.
   She was philanthropic and generous with her time throughout her life, most recently with the Oak Brook Historical Society and the Oak Brook Women’s Club.
   The eldest of four children, Esther was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Rae Joan.
   Esther is survived by her husband, Raymond P. Paice (Paicewicz); her sister, Helen (Brad) Byrnes; her brother, Frank (Doris) Hotchkin; and her children, Judith Paice (John Jendras), Gary (Zena) Paice and Greg (Sue) Paice; her grandchildren, Ben Jendras, Chelsea Paice (John Ferrick), Justin Paice (Ashley Adler), Emily Paice and Daniel Paice; her great-grandchild, Zelda Ferrick; and many nieces and nephews.
   Visitation was Oct. 17 at Sullivan Funeral Home in Hinsdale.
   In lieu of flowers, Esther would tell everyone to take a moment and hug their loved ones.


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