Obituaries

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July 2020

Philip Kardasz - Teacher
James Pabich '74
Barbara Hulke Reich '61
Jewell Eisfelt Fitzgerald '61
Michael Kramer '81

Philip Kardasz - Teacher
Philip Gregory Kardasz, 81, of Willowbrook. Beloved husband of Betty. Loving father of Gregory (Debbie), Katherine (Joseph) Paterno, Lynn, Deborah (Mark) Roper and the late Michael. Devoted stepfather of Patrick, Steven (Cindy), James and the late Michael (Lisa) Day. Dear grandfather of many. Visitation 3 to 9pm with a Service at 8pm Friday, July 10, 2020 at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside. Due to the current health situation, masks are required, social distancing will be observed, and only 50 people will be admitted at a time. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Shriner's Hospital for Children or Wounded Warrior Project appreciated. Phil taught and coached at Maine West High School, as well as Maine East and South and Bolingbrook High School. He was chosen out of 350,000 coaches and inducted into the AFLAC National Assistant Coach of the Year. Funeral home phone 708/352-6500 or www.hjfunerals.com.

Published in Chicago Tribune July 7, 2020.

James Pabich - Class '74
James M Pabich age 64 of Des Plaines, passed away on July 6, 2020. He is the beloved son of the late Harold and the late Mary Pabich; dear brother of Jeffrey (Cathy), Joanne (Butch), and Jane (John); loving uncle to Connor, Jackie, John, Christine, James, and the late Michael. The family would wish to thank Mark and Mona for all of their love and generosity and to his friends Bruce and Dennis. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Arrangements made by Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL

Barbara Hulke Reich - Class '61
Barbara (Hulke) Reich passed away unexpectedly early on July 4th at her home in Peoria, AZ. She had lung surgery late February, was undergoing chemo treatments, and seemingly recovering well. Born in Chicago IL, formerly of Des Plaines IL, Barbara graduated from Maine Township High School West in 1961. The family relocated to Glendale AZ in 1972 and Barbara eventually settled in Peoria. She leaves behind her son Greg & wife Yvonne, three grandchildren – Danielle , Jordan, Megan & husband Sammy, one great grandson Oscar “Ozzy”, along with sister Nancy & husband Pete, brother Bill & wife Gay, and numerous nieces and nephews. Barbara was predeceased by her husband, Rich Reich, also of Des Plaines IL.

Jewell Eisfedlt Fitzgerald - Class '61
Jewell (Julie) Anne Fitzgerald, 76, of Westbury, New York, died on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at her residence. She was born on October 18, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois to Harry and Jewell (Culhane) Eisfeldt. She graduated from Maine Twp. High School West, Des Plaines, Illinois, in 1961, and in 1965 received her teaching degree in French from Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois. She also spent one summer studying at the Université Laval in Quebec before earning her Masters Degree in French Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 1969, she met and married Gary Fitzgerald and they moved to Oceanside, NY where they started their life and their family together. For 22 years, Julie was a beloved teacher of French and Spanish in both the Carle Place Middle and High Schools, and in 2010 she received the “Kathleen Ann Lyons Memorial Excellence in Teaching Award” from the Long Island Language Teachers. She enjoyed pastel painting, needlework, sewing, cooking, traveling, rescuing shelter dogs and the pursuit of lifelong learning, but most of all, she treasured her family above all. Julie will be deeply missed by her daughter Tracy, her grandson Brent, her two siblings; several nieces, nephews, and cousins, as well as countless students, colleagues, and friends who were lucky enough to have been touched by her kindness, empathy, wisdom, humor and devotion. Julie was preceded in death by her husband Gary, her parents and her son, Brent Harris Fitzgerald. Due to the current situation, a memorial service will be postponed until a later time. If you wish to make a memorial contribution in Julie’s honor, the family has set up the Julie Anne Fitzgerald memorial fund to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Gift Funds: Julie Anne Fitzgerald Memorial Fund - Gift Funds for St. Jude

Michael Kramer - Class '81
Michael J. Kramer, age 57, resident of Des Plaines, Illinois for 14 years, passed away on July 11, 2020. Private services were held. Funeral care provided by G.L. Hills Funeral Home. For information please call the funeral home at (847) 699-9003 or glhillsfuneralhome.com.