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    Estela Mendoza

    Estela Mendoza Estela (nee Escamilla) Mendoza, age 90 of East Chicago, IN passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2019.  She is survived by 4 grandchildren: Christopher (Jessica) Roncone, Angela (Juan) Aranda, Abigail (Bryan) Jimenez and Joshua Moreno;  6 great grandchildren: Mercedes, Miraya, Brandon, Aaron, Nicholas and Christian; sister, Elma (late Manuel) Garcia; beloved dog, “Minnie”.  Preceded in death by her daughter, Melva Mendoza. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held… …

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    Javier Zamora

    Javier Zamora Javier Zamora, age 63 of East Chicago, IN passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019. (Complete obituary coming soon)   A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, September 20, 2019 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 3510 Deodar Street, East Chicago, IN with Rev. Carlos Martinez, A.I.C., officiating.  Burial to follow at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary, IN.  Visitation at FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN will be from 4:00 …

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    Edward Rodriguez Casillas

    Edward Rodriguez Casillas Edward “Johnathan” Rodriguez Casillas, age 25 of Bloomington, IN passed away Friday, August 16, 2019.  He was born September 16, 1993 in Munster, IN.  Johnathan loved music, skateboarding and the Chicago Cubs.  Johnathan’s contagious smile was as beautiful as any others and will be missed by so many.  He is survived by his loving father, Edward “Eddie” (Diana) Rodriguez; his two young children, Zander and Nyjah; loving abuela, Carmen… Edward “Jo…

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    Shirley Slupczynski

    Shirley Slupczynski Shirley M. Slupczynski, age 84, of East Chicago, IN passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2019.  Shirley is survived by her daughter, Kathleen (Bill) Potts; daughter-in-law Sandra (late Jeffery) Slupczynski; sisters:  Bette Freeman and Dorothy Bafaloukos; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be private. Shirley retired from Dumanian Medical Corp. with over 39 years of service; a member of the former Holy Trinity H…

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    Garrick Verbich

    Garrick Verbich Garrick M. “Gary” Verbich, age 62 of Land O’Lakes, FL passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019.  He was born in East Chicago, IN and has been a resident of Florida for 13 years. Gary was a skilled Master Carpenter and enjoyed motorcycles, NASCAR, woodworking, gardening, going to the beach and exploring State Parks. He was the proudest King and Keeper-of-the-trailer park and the residents remained his nearest and dearest friends. Gary is preceded in death by his parents,… Ga…

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    Felix Varela, Sr.

    Felix Varela, Sr. Felix T. Varela, Sr., age 74 of East Chicago, IN passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019.  He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Eudalia “Lela” Varela; 2 children, Feliz (Jose) Rosalez and Felix Varela, Jr.; 8 grandchildren: Joey Rosalez, Ralph (Christine) Rosalez, Christine (Ismael) Rodriguez, Joel Rosalez, DeAnita Rosalez and Oscar C. Rosalez, Felix C. Varela and Adrian A. Varela; 12 great grandchildren; sisters, Elisa M. Gonzalez, Angela Balman Adams and….

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    William Zientara, Sr.

    William Zientara, Sr. William Zientara, Sr., age 75 of South Holland, IL passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019 at home.  He is survived by 2 sons, William Zientara, Jr. and Kenneth Zientara; sister, Sylvia LaBeau.  Preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Zientara (August 2, 2019); parents, Leo and Agnes (nee Wargin) Zientara. Funeral arrangements will be private.                                  &…

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    Maria Barajas

    Maria Barajas Maria R. Barajas, age 95 of East Chicago, IN, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019 peacefully at home.  She is survived by children: Maria de Jesus Barajas, Maria de Flores, Consuelo Gonzalez, Manuel Barajas, Estella Ramirez and Enrique Barajas; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Preceded in death by her husband, Alfredo Barajas; son, Alfredo Barajas, Jr.; daughter, Leticia Arreola. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 9, 2019 at 10:00 am at…

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    Alfredo Herrera

    Alfredo Herrera Alfredo Herrera, age 41 of Portage, IN passed away Monday, August 26, 2019.  He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Erica Baisley; 3 children: Alfredo B. Herrera, Angelo A. Herrera and Alexis S. Herrera; parents, Alejandro and Alicia Herrera; brother, Alex (Maricela) Herrera; 2 sisters, Sara (Jesus) Montes and Cecilia (Citlalli Meza) Herrera; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, August 30, 2019 at 10:00 am at St…

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    Gloria Guerrero

    Gloria Guerrero Gloria L. Guerrero (nee Morales), age 41 of Hammond, IN passed away Saturday, August 24, 2019.  She is survived by her husband of 13 years, Fabian Guerrero; 2 daughters, Aaliyah and Tatiana Guerrero; 2 step daughters, Alexus and Blanca Guerrero; 2 grandchildren, Audrianna and Junior; mother, Delores Morales; father Alfredo (Maria) Morales; 5 siblings: Yesenia (Omar) Rivera, Alfredo (Bianca) Morales, Saul Morales, Yolanda (Angel) Espinoza and Stella Espinoza; numerous niec…

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    Francisco Gamez III

    Francisco Gamez III Francisco Gamez III, age 49 of East Chicago, IN passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at home.  He is survived by his mother, Rosa Zapata; 6 children: Francisco Gamez IV, Sergio Gamez, Marisol Gamez, Maribel (Darion) Reed, Christian Gamez and Emiliano Gamez; 6 grandchildren; 5 brothers: Daniel (Yolanda), Michael (Lulu), Moises, Armando and Anthony Gamez; sisters, Lucy, Ramona and ; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by his fathe…

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    Margarita Von Hatten

    Margarita Von Hatten Margarita Von Hatten, age 77 of East Chicago, IN passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019.  She is survived by 5 children: Norma (George, Jr.) Petrunich, Carolyn (Thomas) Blackburn, Carlos Von Hatten, Jr., Marsha Von Hatten and Sandra Von Hatten; 14 grandchildren: Angela and Teagan, Elizabeth, Joanna, Jason, Dianna and Lisa, Luis, Meagan and Jacob, Jessica, Alex, Ashley and Marissa;  9 great grandchildren; siblings: Juanita, Mike, Lupe and Robert; numerous nieces an…

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    Guillermo Flores

    Guillermo Flores Guillermo Flores, age 42 of Gary, IN passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2019. Funeral services will be private.. To share an online condolence, logon to www.fifefuneralhome.com Guillermo Flores, age 42 of Gary, IN passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2019. Funeral services will be private.. To share an online condolence, logon to www.fifefuneralhome.com View   Send Flowers

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    David Cresca

    David Cresca David M. Cresca, age 53 of Hartland, Wisconsin passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 at St. Margaret Hospital, Hammond, IN. Funeral services will be private. To share an online condolence, logon to www.fifefuneralhome.com David M. Cresca, age 53 of Hartland, Wisconsin passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 at St. Margaret Hospital, Hammond, IN. Funeral services will be private. To share an online condolence, logon… View   Send Flowers

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    J. Jesus Galvan

    J. Jesus Galvan J. Jesus Galvan, age 73 of East Chicago, IN passed away Friday, August 2, 2019.  He is survived by 3 brothers: Anselmo, Jorge and Leopoldo Galvan; 4 sisters: Maria, Graciela, Angela and Eustolia; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by his parents, Juan Galvan and Maria Luz Montanez. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 3510 Deodar Street, East Chicago, IN with Rev. Ca…

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    Virgina Zientara

    Virgina Zientara Virginia G. Zientara (nee Nowak), age 74 of South Holland, IL passed away Friday, August 2, 2019 at home. Funeral arrangements will be Private To share an online condolence, logon to www.fifefuneralhome.com Virginia G. Zientara (nee Nowak), age 74 of South Holland, IL passed away Friday, August 2, 2019 at home. Funeral arrangements will be Private To share an online condolence, logon to… View   Send Flowers

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    Valentina Santiago Mora

    Valentina Santiago Mora Valentina “Valen” Santiago Mora was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico on August 29,1932.  She passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019 in Caguas, Puerto Rico.  She had been a long time resident of East Chicago, IN for over 50 years before moving back to Puerto Rico.  She is prededed in death by her beloved husband, Emilio Mora; parents, Jesus Santiago and Candid Torres Santiago; sisters: Betti Santiago, Guillermina Negron and Bonifica Santos; brothers, Bernardo …

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    Jesus Galvan

    Jesus Galvan Jesus J. Galvan, age 73 of East Chicago, IN passed away Friday, August 2, 2019.  He is survived by 3 brothers: Anselmo, Jorge and Leopoldo Galvan; 4 sisters: Maria, Graciela, Angela and Eustolia; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by his parents, Juan Galvan and Maria Luz Montanez. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 3510 Deodar Street, East Chicago, IN with Rev. Carlos Mar…

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    Valentina Mora

    Valentina Mora Valentina Mora, age 88 of East Chicago, IN passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019 in Puerto Rico. Funeral arrangements are pending at the FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN. To share an online condolence, logon to www.fifefuneralhome.com Valentina Mora, age 88 of East Chicago, IN passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019 in Puerto Rico. Funeral arrangements are pending at the FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago,… View   Send Flowers

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    Antonia Herrera

    Antonia Herrera Antonia Herrera, age 86 of East Chicago, IN was born March 3, 1933 and passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 25, 2019.  She is survived by 10 children: Teresa Herrera of East Chicago, Paulino (Luz) Herrera of Dyer, Ramiro (Fabiola) Herrera of Mexico, Lydia Zamora of East Chicago, Mary (Dennis) Shea of Munster, Xavier (Martha) Herrera of East Chicago, Marie (Samuel) Orta of Corpus Christi, TX, Ponce (Laura) Herrera of Cicero, IN, Romeo (Yolanda) Herrera of Munster and C…

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    Genta Maury

    Genta Maury Genta Maury, age 78 of East Chicago, IN passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019.  She is survived by 3 children: Chris Chirstianson, Gail (Michael) Peterson and Carren (Lori) Christianson; 4 step daughters: Anita Maury, Karen Schafbuch, Barbara (Rick) Kizman and Cheryl (Don) Hipp; 13 grandchildren and several great grandchildren; sister, Renee (Tom) Lessard.  Preceded in death by 2 children, Rondi and Sonia Chiristianson; husband, Howard Maury. A Memorial Gathering will be h…

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    Alfred Gutierrez

    Alfred Gutierrez Alfred S. Gutierrez, age 89 of Hammond, IN passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019.  He is survived by his wife 64 years, Mary L. Gutierrez; 2 children: Christina Collins and Lucia Gutierrez; grandchildren: Valerie (Eric) Miszewski and Ryan Collins, John Paul Kotso and Joseph Andrew Kotso and Courtney Drosos; 4 great grandchildren; brother, Rudy and John Spiros; numerous nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by his son, Ralph Gutierrez; granddaughters, Teresa Maria Kot…

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    Arturo Beltran

    Arturo Beltran Arturo Beltran, age 55, passed away Monday, July 15, 2019.  Arturo is survived by his wife, Francisca. Complete obituary to follow. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019 beginning at 9:00 am at St. Mary Church, corner of 144th Street & Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN with Father Nestor Varon officiating.  Burial to follow at St. Casimir Cemetery, Chicago, IL.  Visitation will be on Friday, July 19, 2019 from 4:00 to 9:00 pm a…

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    Lucio Andrade

    Lucio Andrade Lucio Andrade, age 70 of Hammond, IN passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019.  He is survived by his of 28 years, Maria Luisa Andrade; 3 children: Manuel Rivera, Ivan Andrade and Bertha Andrade; 3 children in El Salvador: Ismael Andrade, Yanira Andrade and Yolanda Andrade; 6 grandchildren; brother, Jose (Dilma) Benitez; 5 sisters: Bertha, Ana, Gloria, Orbelina and Blanca; numerous nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by his mother, Antanacia Andrade. A Mass of Christian B…

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    Louis Orueta

    Louis Orueta Louis R. “Bobby O” Orueta, age 69 of Hammond, IN passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019.  He is survived by his daughters:  Monica M. Orueta, Amada Villegas and Marisa Jimenez;  grandchildren: Paula (Ruben Zamot) Orueta, Marciela Crawford, Eric Crawford, Eliza Hernandez and Samantha Villegas;  great granddaughter, Mila Zamot; brothers, Mario Orueta and Joseph (Aileen) Trevino;  aunts, Naty Paredes and Lucy Perez Anguiano; uncle, Ray (Sally) Anguiano;… Loui…

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    Nicolas Reyes, Jr.

    Nicolas Reyes, Jr. Nicolas Reyes, Jr., age 59, of East Chicago, IN passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019.  Nicolas is survived five sons; sister, Leticia Reyes; brothers:  Arnoldo “Ernie”, Rodolfo “Rudy”, and Raymundo “Ray”; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Preceded in death by his parents:  Nicholas, Sr. and Olivia Reyes; and brother, Ramiro “Ram” Reyes. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at FIFE… Nicolas Reyes, Jr., age 59, of Ea…

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    Nicholas Reyes, Jr.

    Nicholas Reyes, Jr. Nicholas Reyes, Jr., age 59 of Chicago, IL passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Funeral arrangements are pending at the FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN. To share an online condolence, logon to www.fifefuneralhome.com Nicholas Reyes, Jr., age 59 of Chicago, IL passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Funeral arrangements are pending at the FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN. To share an… View   Send Flowers

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    louis Orueta

    louis Orueta Louis R. “Bobby O” Orueta, age 69 of Hammond, IN passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019.  He is survived by his daughter, Monica M. Crawford; 3 grandchildren: Paula (Ruben Zamot) Orueta, Marciela Crawford and Eric Crawford;  great granddaughter, Mila Zamot; brothers, Mario Orueta and Joseph Trevino;  aunts, Naty Paredes and Lucy; uncle, Ray (Sally) Anguiano; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Preceded in death by his mother, Basilia (late Ale Loggins)……

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    Arturo Orosco Vazquez

    Arturo Orosco Vazquez Arturo Orosco Vazquez, age 42 of Crown Point, IN passed away Monday, July 1, 2019 at home. (complete obituary coming soon). Funeral and Burial will be held in Mexico at a later date. To share an online condolence, logon to www.fifefuneralhome.com   Arturo Orosco Vazquez, age 42 of Crown Point, IN passed away Monday, July 1, 2019 at home. (complete obituary coming soon). Funeral and Burial will be held in Mexico at a later date. To share an… View   Send Flowers

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    Ronald Fox

    Ronald Fox Ronald A. Fox, age 82 of East Chicago, IN passed away Friday, June 28, 2019.  He is survived by his son, Robert R. (Lisa) Fox; grandson, Nathan; brother, Randall R. (Sachico) Fox; sister, Sharon (late David) Beare;  nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by his wife, Veronica A. “Vera” Fox; parents, Arthur A. and Fay E. Fox; sister, Nancy Joy Fox. Visitation at the FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN will be from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on… Ronald …

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    Santa Lumbreras

    Santa Lumbreras Santa Lumbreras (nee De La Cruz), age 82 of East Chicago, IN passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019.  She is survived by 3 sons: Jose (Maria) Lumbreras, Ricardo (Bonnie) Lumbreras and Jesse Lumbreras; 3 granddaughters, Leslie, Tina Lumbreras and Lupe; 2 grandsons, Michael Jacobi and Lewis Lumbreras; 3 great granddaughters: Hailey, Carly and Brianna; 4 great grandsons: Henry, Julian, Kristian and Benjamin. Preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Francisco Lumbreras; sons…

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    Rafael Martinez Sida

    Rafael Martinez Sida Rafael Martinez Sida, age 64 of Chicago, IL (Roseland), passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019.  He is survived by his wife, Maria Trinidad Martinez; 2 children: Rafael Martinez, Jr. and Veronica Martinez; siblings: Salvador Martinez, Maria Martinez, Jose de Jesus Martinez, Esteban Martinez, Bernarda Martinez, Hilario Martinez, Rosa I. Martinez and Ramon Martinez; many nieces, nephews and relatives.  Preceded in death by his father, Bernardo Martinez Garcia  and…

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    Frank Santos

    Frank Santos Frank R. Santos, age 46 of Hammond, IN passed away Saturday, June 1, 2019.  Frank is survived by:  son, Santos C. Santos; daughter, Alejandra Santos; grandmother, Eloise Santos; sister, Tina Matthews; brother, Santos (Enriqueta) Santos, Jr.; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  Preceded in death by his parents:  Santos and Lupe Santos; and brother, Jesse A. Santos. We would like to thank everyone for your condolenc…

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    Ruth Pineda

    Ruth Pineda Ruth Pineda (nee Palomar), age 81 of East Chicago, IN passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019.  Ruth is survived by 3 children: Anthony Pineda, Sheila R. Montemayor and Frank Pineda; grandchildren:  Crystal and Cesar R. Montemayor; sisters, Lydia (late Armando) Lopez and Ellen “Nene” Palomar; brothers, Jesse (Rita) Palomar, Jr., Roy Palomar and Joe Palomar; several nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by her parents, Jesus and Mary Palomar; sisters: Frances (late… Ruth…

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    Virginia Garcia

    Virginia Garcia Virginia A. Garcia (nee Serna), age 80, of Highland, Indiana, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019.  Graveside services will be held on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 10:00 am at St. John Cemetery, Hammond, IN with Rev. Stephen Kosinski officiating. Virginia A. Garcia (nee Serna), age 80, of Highland, Indiana, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019.  Graveside services will be held on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 10:00 am at St. John Cemetery,… View   Send Flowers

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    Eugene Macak

    Eugene Macak Eugene Macak, age 64 of Whiting, IN passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019.  Funeral arrangements are pending at FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN. To share an online condolence, logon to www.fifefuneralhome.com Eugene Macak, age 64 of Whiting, IN passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019.  Funeral arrangements are pending at FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN. To share an… View   Send Flowers

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    Esperanza Blanco

    Esperanza Blanco Esperanza Blanco, age 79 of East Chicago, IN passed away Friday, May 24, 2019 at home. Funeral arrangements are pending at the FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN. To share an online condolence, logon to www.fifefuneralhome.com Esperanza Blanco, age 79 of East Chicago, IN passed away Friday, May 24, 2019 at home. Funeral arrangements are pending at the FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN. To… View   Send Flowers

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    Michael Maher

    Michael Maher Michael T. “Mike” Maher, age 62 of Hammond, IN passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019 at home.  He is survived by 2 children: Kelly (Matthew) Wilson of Fuquay Varina, NC and Tommy Maher of Lakewood, CO; 2 granddaughters, Ava Grace Wilson and Brynn Rose Wilson; mother, Katherine (Bob) Schuff of Summerfield, FL; father, John B. Maher of Woodstock, IL; 3 brothers: John Maher of Woodstock, IL, Bob (Pam) Maher of Booneville, IL and the late William (Shari) Maher; many nieces and… …

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    Claudia Carr

    Claudia Carr Claudia Carr (nee Kasza), age 80 of East Chicago, IN passed away Sunday, May 19, 2019 at home.  She is survived by 3 children: Richard (Dana) Carr, Christy (Peter) Pajdzik and Thomas Carr; 5 grandchildren: James Pajdzik, Christopher (fiancée Lucy Garcia) Pajdzik, Michael Pajdzik, Derek Carr and Ana Fejes-Carr; brother, Thomas (Janise) Kasza; sister, Marcia (Dan) Fabian; sister in-law, Kathy (late David) Kasza; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Preceded in death by …