Obituaries

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May 2019

Theodore Kepes '84
David McGuire '68
Lisa Ford Johnson '79
Michael Bartosiak '72

Theodore Kepes - Class '84
Theodore “Ted" Kepes Jr., professor and author, was called up to heaven on April 27th, 2019, following a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 52 years old. Ted is survived by his son Aidan, his parents Theodore (Diane) Kepes Sr. and Prudence Varro née Iannotti, his brothers Paul (Monica) Kepes, Steven (Cheryl) Kepes, Samuel Garza, David Scarpaci, and his nephew and nieces William, Anna, Grace, Alexandria, and Rebecca Kepes. Ted was born on May 15th, 1966, in Chicago, Illinois. He spent most of his life in Chicagoland and Boston before moving to Overland Park, Kansas where he spent his last ten years. Ted had a lifelong passion for learning, and he devoted his career to education and helping others understand more about God. He earned a B.A. in Theology from Lewis University, an M.A. in Theology from Loyola University of Chicago, an M.A. in Philosophy from Boston College, and a Ph.D. in Theology from Boston College. Over many years, Ted was a professor at Rockhurst University, Avila University, Boston College, Marist College and the University of Saint Mary. In addition, Ted has also published a number of works on theology. Ted was a loving father, enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his nieces and nephew, and had a deep appreciation for music. Visitation for Ted will be on Friday, May 3rd, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Skaja Terrace Funeral Home, 7812 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles, IL. Services to continue on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. at Skaja Terrace, and then to St. Emily Catholic Church, 1400 E. Central Rd., Mt. Prospect, IL for a 10:00 a.m. Mass. Interment will be at All Saints Cemetery immediately following the Mass. The family would like to express sincere gratitude for all the love and prayers, from so many, for Ted throughout his journey. Additionally, the family would like to recognize the outstanding care and compassion from the team at Saint Luke’s Hospice House, 3516 Summit St., Kansas City, MO. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please consider a gift to this outstanding organization.
David McGuire - Class '68
David G. "Dave" McGuire, age 70, a resident of Aurora, IL since 1988, formerly of Des Plaines, IL, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at his home after an extended illness, surrounded by his loving family. He was born February 25, 1949 in Berwyn, IL. Beloved husband of Carol A. McGuire (nee Wadman), whom he married February 6, 1971, loving father of Jeanette (Joshua) Brooks of Plano, IL, Karen (Christopher) Wheeler of Barrington Hills, IL and Sarah McGuire of Boston, MA, adored grandfather of Yuri, James and Madeline Brooks; Ronin and Ethan Wheeler, devoted son of the late Albert McGuire and the late Loretto (the late Verne)Wellman, dear brother-in-law of Thomas (Victoria) Wadman, Mary (the late Steven) Kendall, Susan Schoefernacker, William (Deborah) Wadman and Nancy (James) Widlowski, fond cousin, uncle, great-uncle and friend of many. David grew up in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood and moved with his family to Des Plaines at age 10. He was a 1968 graduate of Maine West High School and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1969-1973 as a jet engine mechanic, stationed in Guam. David was employed by Xerox for 31 years, retiring in 2004 as a manager. He was a longtime, active member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Naperville and was active with the Pastoral Care ministry. Visitation Thursday, May 9, 2019, 4:00-8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, May 10, 10:30 AM at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 1500 Brookdale Rd., Naperville. Military honors and a luncheon reception will follow at the church. Family and friends will meet Friday, 2:30 PM at Assumption Cemetery, Wheaton, IL for committal services. In lieu of flowers, donations in David's memory may be made to: Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131, 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636). For more information, please call (630) 355-0213 or visit Friedrich Jones.
  Lisa Ford Johnson - Class '79
Lisa P. Johnson of Waukegan, IL passed away April 15th, 2019, at the age of 58 with her family and closest friends by her side. She is survived by her loving husband Robert Johnson, her five children: Joel, Kristal, Darren, Denise and Derek, 11 beautiful grandchildren and her two sisters Kerri and Hayley. Lisa will be missed not only by her family and siblings, but by the many friends and co-workers who knew her as the beautiful person she was. Not only did Lisa leave her mark on the world through her big heart, but also through her achievements throughout her career in property management at Grays Pointe in Grayslake, IL and other companies she helped along the way. However, her most memorable mark is the thing she loved to do most: Cook. We will all miss those secret ingredients for her BBQ, garlic dressing and those yummy potatoes we would all fight over. Lisa may have passed but she will forever live in our hearts! Please Join Us To Celebrate The Life of Lisa Johnson. When: Sunday May 12, 2019; Where: Hampton Inn - 5550 Grand Ave, Gurnee, IL 60031; Time: Visit anytime between 11am-2pm.; Special Notes: We know it's Mother's Day, so there is no set time to arrive. However, if you would like to speak, or if you want to hear others speak, all speaking will be done between 12pm and 1pm.

Published in the Lake County News Sun on May 4, 2019
Michael Bartosiak - Class '72
Services for Michael Bartosiak, 64, of Paradise, Texas will be 2:00 pm Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Alvord, officiated by Pastor Michael Feese. Burial will follow in Jonestown Cemetery. Visitation will be 1:00 pm, Saturday, also at the church. Michael passed away Thursday, May 9 at home. Michael was born July 9, 1954 in Marshfield, Wisconsin to Sigman and Dolores (Warrych) Bartosiak. While working for Fellows Manufacturing in Chicago, the company built a plant in Plano, Texas. Always wanting to be a Texan, Michael jumped at the chance to move here. It was in Plano that he met and married Audrey Pyle. The couple loved each other so much that they married twice, once in December 26, 1994 and then renewed their vows on February 14, 1995. Through their 25 years together they would celebrate both dates each year. He was somewhat of a health nut and worked out religiously. Even his job dealt with health. He was the health and safety coordinator for Poco Graphite in Decatur, Texas for 18 years. Michael loved working with his hands. He had a gift for woodworking and working on anything mechanical. When pancreatic cancer no longer allowed him to be active, it was very difficult for him. He was never the type to be idle. His love for children, his own and others, was a huge part of his life. He is survived by his wife Audrey of Paradise; sons Bryson Mack and Crystal of Lubbock, Texas, and Bradley Fennell of Marble Falls, Texas; daughters Faith Cipollone and husband of Decatur, and Winter Bartosiak of Paradise; and grandchildren Nova, Nolan, Mila, soon-to-arrive Grayson, and chosen grandchild Blake Cagle; brother Norbert Bartosiak and Rich of Albuquerque, New Mexico; mother-in-law Lynda Cross of Alvord; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family. Michael was preceded in death by his parents.