Category: Obituaries

Paul Obis, Melrose Park Native And Founder Of Vegetarian Times, Dies At 66

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 || By Dan Haley/Wednesday Journal || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Paul Obis, a graduate of Proviso East who went on to found the Vegetarian Times. | Photo provided (via Chicago Sun-Times

We met Fred Rogers through Paul Obis. More on that. And for a few of our early years here at the Forest Park Review and Wednesday Journal we shared a giant, expensive CompuGraphic typesetting machine with Vegetarian Times.

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Bellwood Officer, Wife Remembered As Community ‘Heroes’ During Memorial

Saturday, March 10, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || UPDATED: 3/11/18

Featured image: The caskets of James Eric Davis Sr. and Diva Jeneen Davis are carried out of Broadview Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday. | VFP 

A sudden, collective hush seized the crowd of at least 1,000 mourners packed tightly inside of the massive first-level sanctuary of Broadview Missionary Baptist Church, 2100 S. 25th Ave. in Broadview, on Saturday.

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Death Notices: Norman J. Dziedzic, Longtime Proviso East Math Teacher | Tyrone Crider Service, Obituary Available Online

Obit photo .jpgMonday, June 5, 2017 || Community Editor || @maywoodnews

Norman J. Dziedzic, of Norwood Park, died recently. He was 86.

Dziedzic was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a beloved husband to the late Joanne Dziedzic (nee Borchardt); a loving father of Norman Jr. (Sonja), Christopher (Judy), Patrick (Leslie), and David (Deanna) Dziedzic; a proud grandfather of Scott, Wesley, Coleman, Alyssa, Grace, Tanner, Lauren, and Ava; dear brother of Mary Ann (George) Ancona, Pearl (the late John) LaCalamita and the late Dorothy Pilat; and fond uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Before retiring, Dziedzic taught math at Proviso East High School for 31 years. He was also a member of Park Ridge V.F.W., a community theater member at Rising Stars and the St. Eugene Players, and a tutor and “Coach” to many at Notre Dame High School.

A visitation will take place on Friday, June 9 at M.J. Suerth Funeral Home, 6754 N. Northwest Hwy. in Chicago, from 3:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

The funeral mass will take place on Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m., at Immaculate Conception Church. Prayers will take place at Suerth Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m. The interment will be at St Adalbert Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, send memorials to: Notre Dame Wrestling Club c/o Coach Augie Genovesi, 7655 Dempster St, Niles, IL 60714; American Cancer Society, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1200, Chicago, IL. 60601; or Alzheimer’s Association, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL. 60631.

For more information call 877 631 1240 or

Rev. Tyrone Crider service, obituary available online 

Services for Maywood native and prominent Chicago pastor Rev. Tyrone Crider can be watched online here. Crider died from cancer on May 26. Click on the image below to access the obituary.

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