Current Services

John "Jack" J. Deegan
  Thursday April 5, 2018 - Friday April 6, 2018
John “Jack” J. Deegan, 84, of Elk Grove Village for 54 years. Born in Chicago he passed away March 31, 2018. Jack was a retired 33 year employee at IBM of Chicago & Oakbrook as an administration manager. He was also an avid golfer, tennis player and die hard White Sox fan. Jack was the beloved husband of Carolyn M. (nee. Hoffman) for 57 years; loving father of Patty (Dean) Bartolone, John Deegan, Mary Beth (Bob) Moauro, Cathy DiDonato, Michael (Kristin) Deegan, Steven (Daiva) Deegan, Diane (Heiko) Stroehmann and Matt Deegan; cherished grandfather of Megan (Eric), Kara, Robert, Nick, Michael, Morgan, Jack, Caitlyn, Jennifer, Mikayla, Colleen, Michael, Sebastian, Ben and Alex. Jack was preceded in death by his parents John and Elizabeth “Bessie” Deegan (nee. O'Malley) and his sisters Rosemary, Eileen and Veronica. Visitation Thursday April 5, 2018 from 3-9pm at Grove Memorial Chapel 1199 S. Arlington Hts. Rd. Elk Grove Village. Chapel prayers Friday April 6 at 9:30am followed by a 10am Mass at Queen of the Rosary Church. Interment St. Michael Cemetery – Palatine. Info 847-640-0566 or
Mary Lynn Stajduhar
  Friday, April 6, 2018
Mary Lynn Stajduhar (nee Donko), 61, of Elk Grove Village for 38 years passed away March 30, 2018 at Alexian Brothers Med. Ctr. Mary Lynn worked for AIT Worldwide Logistics of Itasca. She was the beloved wife of Gary G. for 38 years; loving mother of Justin G. (fiance Angelica), Matthew A. (Nicole) and Jonathan S. (Lisa) Stajduhar; daughter of the late Marilyn and the late Samuel Donko; dear sister of Ken (Sheri) Donko, the late Sam Donko, Valerie (Gary) Klave, Barbara (Joe) Parello, the late Darlene Donko; and cherished grandmother of Emma. Visitation Friday, April 6, from 3 to 9pm with a Chapel Service at 7pm at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village. Interment private. Memorial contributions to, appreciated. For info: 847-640-0566 or
Eileen P. Byrne  -  66
  Saturday, April 7, 2018
Eileen was a graduate of Rosary College and retired from United Airlines after 30 years of service as an audit manager.. Eileen was the beloved wife of David Kendzerski Sr, beloved mother to David Kendzerski Jr, and beloved grandmother (Nana) Justin and Nathan Kendzerski. Visitation for Eileen Byrne, 66, of Schaumburg, will be on Saturday, April 7th from 12:00 Noon until the time of Service at 1:00 p.m.
Aaron E. Benjamin
  Saturday, March 31
Aaron E. Benjamin (formerly Abbey), 20, of Elk Grove Village, lost his battle to heroin addiction on March 24, 2018. Aaron is survived by his loving parents Stephen J. and Catherine L. (nee Blanchard); his dear siblings Emily and Nicholas Benjamin; and his cherished grandparents Theresa and Paul Migasi. He is also survived by many loving uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Visitation Saturday, March 31, from 3 to 9pm with a chapel service at 7pm at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village. For more info: 847-640-0566 or For free confidential treatment referral, call 1-800-662-HELP (4357).
Robert W. Wilshe  -  81
Services for Robert W. Wilshe, 81, of Elk Grove Village will begin with a visitation on Monday, April 2, 2018 from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. On Tuesday, April 3, please gather at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery in Palatine for a Graveside Committal Service at 11:00 a.m.
Arsenia Guardiola
  Friday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 24th
Arsenia Guardiola, 73, passed away on March 15, 2018, after a long battle with diabetes. She was the beloved wife of William for 52 years. Loving mother of William (Leonor) Guardiola III, Matthew (Susan) Guardiola and Mark Guardiola; cherished grandmother of Ryan, Giovanni, Malina, Neve, and Grace Guardiola. Dear sister of Rosario Paule, Edelwina (Romi) Bartolo, the late Teresita (Aaron) Henderson, Noel (Arlene) Paule, and Rowena (Arnel) Tamanio. Wake - Visitation Friday, March 23rd, 2018 from 3-9pm at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Hts. Rd. Elk Grove Village. Chapel prayers Saturday, March 24th at 10am followed by a 11:30am Mass at St. Julian Eymard Church, 601 Biesterfield Rd, Elk Grove Village. Interment Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery - Hillside. In lieu of flowers donations to American Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Arsenia will be forever missed.
Salvatore Alaia
  Monday March 19, 2018 - Tuesday March 20, 2018
Salvatore Alaia, 84, passed away on March 15, 2018. Sal was a Minister of Care for St. Alexis Church of Bensenville for many years. He was the beloved husband of Mary Lou for 58 years. Loving father of Sue (Jeff) Skender, Chris (Marisol) Alaia and Rose (Jaime) Abaroa; cherished grandfather of Jenny and Emily Abaroa, the late Nicky, Noah and Hanna Alaia; dear brother of Peter Stocco, the late Josephine Lasalle and the late Robert Alaia. Visitation Monday, March 19, 2018 from 3-9pm at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Hts. Rd. Elk Grove Village. Chapel prayers Tuesday, March 20 at 9:15am followed by a 10am Mass at St. Alexis Catholic Church, 400 W. Wood St, Bensenville. Interment St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery - Palatine. In lieu of flowers donations to Catholic Charities would be appreciated. Sal will be forever missed.
John "Jack" J. Murray
  Sunday March 18, 2018 - Monday March 19, 2018
John “Jack” J. Murray passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on March 13th. He was born in Chicago to John Murray & Veronica nee Wozniak. He served in the Army during the Korean War and in 1955 married his love Marilyn (Kusch). They later moved to Elk Grove where they raised their family and made lifelong friends. Throughout his life he enjoyed bowling, playing softball and golf. He loved watching sports, especially the Blackhawks, March Madness and his dear Cubbies. He was a dedicated parishioner of Queen of the Rosary Church. He took great pride in serving his country, taking part in his community and creating memories with his many friends. His greatest joy was always spending time with his close-knit family. He is survived by his four loving children Sue (Bob), Linda (John), Jim (Lisa), Karen (Dave) and his nine cherished grandchildren Lisa (Kevin), Michael (Jamie), Cole, Samantha, Marilyn, Nathan, Dylan, Griffin and Colin. He is also survived by his guardian angel of 22 years Judy Gulbransen, her children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, beloved wife Marilyn (1990) and his lifelong friend Bob Stahl. He was a wonderful man and will be dearly missed by family and friends. A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 18th, from 3 to 8 PM at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village with chapel prayers Monday, March 19th at 9:30 AM, proceeding to Queen of the Rosary Church for 10 AM Mass. Private interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Queen of the Rosary Church or the National Veterans Foundation.
Patrick S. Savage  -  50
  Friday, March 23, 2018
Patrick S. Savage, 50, of Elk Grove Village passed away at Freeport Memorial Hospital on March 14, 2018 after a lengthy illness. Patrick was the beloved son of Patricia A. Savage and the late William C. Savage (2004); the dear brother of Deborah, William J. (Patty), John (Martha), Michael (Jenny) Savage; and cherished uncle of 7 nieces and nephews. Family and friends will gather for a funeral Mass held at 10AM on Friday, March 23 at Queen of the Rosary Church, Elk Grove Village. Inurnment will follow at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery in Palatine
Kristine M. Kille
  Sunday March 18, 2018
Kristine Marilee Kille (Cole), 75, of Elk Grove Village, IL, passed peacefully on March 9, 2018 in Barrington, IL after a long battle with lung cancer. Kristine is survived by her loving life partner George Prochno; her son Patrick Ray O’Neal and wife Cathy; her daughter Kimberly Lynn Zito (O’Neal) and husband Scott; her grandchildren Andrew O’Neal, Alexa Zito, Natalie Zito, Michael Zito, Ashley Flores, Ryan Flores, Cameron Flores, Ashley Flament; her brother Wes Cole; her sisters Debbie Cole, Valerie Cole; her niece Kendra Trauth (Cole) and husband Dan and their children Dylan, Ashtynn, Peyton; her niece Heather Cole; her nephews Ron Cole, John Cole. Kristine is preceded in death by her father Harold Hopper; her mother Dora Archibald; her sister April Smith (Cole). Kristine was born on December 9, 1942, in Oakland, CA. She moved to Chicago, IL in 1953 where she graduated from Senn High School. In 1962 she married John Ray O’Neal, they lived in Chicago, IL, until their divorce. Together they raised 2 children; Patrick Ray and Kimberly Lynn. She remarried to Patrick David Kille, they lived in Vernon Hills, IL, until their divorce. She enjoyed the final 20 years of her life with her life partner George Prochno. Kristine held various business management roles in her career of over 30 years. She retired from Austin AECOM as a Procurement Manager. She was blessed with artistic talent for drawing and sewing; quilting was her passion. She also enjoyed traveling, golf, scrabble, jigsaw puzzles and old movies. Most of all she loved being a grandmother, mother, sister, aunt, partner and friend. A remembrance is scheduled for Sunday, March 18, from 1-5 p.m., with a non-denominational memorial service at 4 p.m., at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Elk Grove Village, IL. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to JourneyCare (hospice) at
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