Monday, May 13, 2013
Fritz passed away May 7.
Monday, May 13
Born October 8, 1924, Albert John Fritz passed away May 7, 2013 in Barrington, surrounded by his loving family. Albert graduated from eighth grade and went to stenography school, hoping to become a court reporter. During World War II, he served on Gen. Douglas MacArthur's staff in the Philippines, where he was wounded. After the war, he signed on at Schwinn, the booming bicycle company whose factories and offices dominated his old neighborhood. He stayed for 40 years, rising from the factory floor to the top ranks of management. When, early in his career, Fritz heard that Frank W. Schwinn, the company's volatile boss, had fired yet another secretary, he didn't hesitate to trot out his shorthand and typing skills, recounted Jay Townley, a…
Friday, April 5, 2013
Resident of Lake Zurich since 1977.
Friday, April 5
Visitation for Chuck W. Matheson will be held on Sunday, April 7, from 2 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 5 p.m. at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 415 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich. Interment will be private. Chuck was born on Feb. 1, 1943 in Miami, FL and grew up in Grand Rapids, MI the son of the late William and Dorothy (nee Hull) Matheson and passed away on Thursday, April 4. Chuck attended Michigan State University and had also played on the Michigan State Football Team. Chuck’s devotion and loyalty to Michigan State was as strong today as it was when he attended there. Chuck went on to work for United Airlines where he remained until his retirement in 2007 after 36 years of service. Chuck was a U.S. Air Force …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
After a long battle with cancer, Ebert died Thursday, according to media reports.
Roger Ebert, the popular film critic who could weigh a movie's fate with a thumbs up or thumbs down, has died at age 70, according to media reports. The Chicago Sun-Times, the publication where Ebert reviewed movies for 46 years, reports Ebert died Thursday in Chicago following a long battle with cancer. Referring to Ebert as the nation's most influential and prominent film critic, the Sun-Times writes of Ebert's decades with the newspaper and also about the 31 years he spent reviewing movies on T.V. In a Sun-Times blog post on Tuesday, Ebert wrote he would be taking a "leave of presence" to deal with his health issues. The "painful fracture" that made it difficult for me to walk has recently been revealed to be a cancer," Ebert wrote…
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 20 at Davenport Family Funeral Home in Barrington.
Tuesday, March 19
Carl James Hansen, 57, of Lake Zurich, passed away, March 17, 2013, at home in the company of family. He was born on Aug. 31, 1955, to Carl and Sandra Hansen in Long Island, New York. Carl enjoyed painting, golfing, and spending time with his family. He was a driven man who will be missed. Carl is survived by his wife of 30 years, Eileen (nee Hanan); children, Nathaniel John, Paul Michael and David Thomas Hansen; mother, Sandra Lathrop; brother, John Hansen; sister, Denise Kroening; nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be held from 4-7 P.M., Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 149 West Main Street, Barrington, IL 60010, there will be a eulogy service held at 6p.m. Funeral service will be held at 1 P.M., …
Jeffrey Pryor lived in Lake Zurich, and is a former Palatine resident. He passed away suddenly at his home on March 15. A memorial visitation will be held this Thursday.
Tuesday, March 19
Jeffery R. Pryor was born April 26, 1963 in Arlington Heights, and he passed away suddenly at home on March 15. Memorial visitation for Jeffery R. Pryor, 49, of Lake Zurich for 10 years, formerly of Palatine, will be held Thursday, March 21 from 6 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 7:00 p.m at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Highway, Palatine, IL, 60067. Interment was private. Survivors include his wife, Catherine J. Pryor (nee Gorski); parents, James and Nancy (nee Eisenmann) Pryor, brother, Michael (Kristen) Pryor; mother-in-law, Barbara (late Chester) Gorski; sister-in-law, Karen (Ashor) Elia; brother-in-laws, Steven (Cathy Lloyd) Gorski, James Gorski and David (Lynne) Gorski; and 12 nieces and nephews. …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Robert Komosa, 30, died at his home in Barrington Hills over the weekend.
A former Rolling Meadows High School football player who was paralyzed during a practice in 1999 has died at the age of 30, according to a Chicago Tribune article. Robert Komosa died Saturday evening at his home in Barrington Hills, according to the article. As a junior at Rolling Meadows High School, Komosa suffered serious head injuries during a football practice, was paralyzed from the neck down and needed to use "a ventilator to help him breathe" following the injuries, according to the Chicago Tribune. .
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Services will be held Friday, Feb. 15, at Ahlgrim's.
Thursday, February 14
Visitation for Teresa Motyka (nee Godek), 56, of Lake Zurich for 15 years, will be held Friday, Feb.15, from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 415 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich. Prayers will be said Saturday, Feb. 16, at 11 a.m. at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, Lake Zurich, with the funeral mass to follow at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 33 S. Buesching Rd., Lake Zurich. Father Robert Fedek and Father David Ryan will officiate. Interment will be in Maryhill Cemetery, Niles. Teresa was born June 2, 1956 in Poland, and she passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family. Teresa was a loving wife, mother and daughter. Survivors include her husband, Tadeusz Motyka, daughters, …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Celebration of Life to be held at Community Center of Forest Lake, Feb. 16.
Monday, February 11
Longtime resident of Fox Lake, formerly of Lake Zurich, passed away peacefully, Friday, February 8, 2013, after a courageous 18 year battle with cancer. Born on Nov. 12, 1955, in Highwood, IL, to Russell and Rosalie (nee Obenauf) Garfield. Richard is remembered for his loving nature, sense of humor, courage, strength, and love of family. He enjoyed the outdoors, spending time snowmobiling, hunting, and fishing, and dearly loved his pets, Miss Kitty, Tommy Girl, and Al. He and his wife, Gloria, loved viewing Bears football games together. He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Gloria (nee Resketo) Garfield; his dear mother; his loving daughters, Lindsay, and Lacey; his siblings, Russell, (Angie)Garfield, Kathy (Tom) Contri, Pam…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Services have been scheduled for Daniel F. Gudgeon.
Wednesday, January 30
Daniel F. Gudgeon, 76, of Gurnee died Sunday Jan. 27 in Libertyville. He was born March 11, 1936 in Chicago and had been a Lake County resident for the past 70 years. Mr. Gudgeon was a career salesman and had served six years in the Army Reserves. Daniel attended the University of Illinois on a Chick Evans Golf Scholarship. He was past president of the Lake County Board of Realtors, past president of MAP multiple listing services, past president and was a charter member of the Lake Zurich JC's and was the former owner of the D.F. Gudgeon Realty Co. of Lake Zurich. Mr. Gudgeon had been an agent for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. and had retired from Federal Express. He is survived by his devoted wife Gail (nee McCloud) of 50 years of …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Funeral services to be held at Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home.
Monday, January 28
Memorial visitation for Bruce Alan Watson will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 3 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 8 p.m. at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 415 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich. Interment will be private. Bruce was born on Nov. 23, 1963 in Chicago, the son of Thomas Alan and Barbara Ann Watson and passed away on January 26, 2013. Bruce had a passion and love of sports, including baseball, golf, bowling and soccer. He had an active involvement with the Lake Zurich parks where he had been a baseball coach for many years. He also was an IHSA Baseball Umpire. Survived by his loving children Christopher Alan and Nicole Lynn Watson and Kristina Kollross; his parents Thomas and Barbara Watson; siblings Glen…