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…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Visitation and funeral services will be held April 27 at St. Anne Church.
Wednesday, April 24
Born June 25, 1925 in Chicago, Robert C. Bedford of Barrington passed away April 23, 2013 in Des Plaines. Beloved husband of the late Eileen (nee McSweeney), loving father of Patrice Bedford, Chris (Mary) Bedford, and Paul (Emily) Bedford, dear grandfather of Julie (Jonathan) Byars, and Brian, Megan, Blake, and Brooke Bedford. He was preceded in death by his wife Eileen and parents. Visitation will be 9am until the time of the funeral mass at 11am, Saturday, April 27 at St. Anne Catholic Church, 120 N. Ela Street (corner of Franklin and Ela Streets), Barrington. Burial will be private. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.davenportfamily.com. Call 847-381-3411 for information.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Barrington High School student passed away unexpectedly last week.
Wednesday, April 17
Nicholas “Nick” James Wardrip, (16), of Barrington, passed away suddenly, April 12, 2013. He was born January 5, 1997 in Barrington to Russell and Camille Wardrip. Nicholas was a sophomore honor student at Barrington High School. He was a Life Boy Scout with Troop 21 of Barrington, where he was working towards his Eagle Scout award. He enjoyed playing his bass, video games, Boy Scout outings, camping and music. Nicholas will always be remembered as a loving, and caring son and friend with an ironic sense of humor, who made the world a better place to those who knew him. Nicholas is survived by his loving parents, a brother, Kristopher; sister, Brianne Wardrip; maternal grandfather, Jack Yinger; grandparents, James and Doris Mulvihill; …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Visitation will be held on April 12 at Davenport Family Funeral Home.
Tuesday, April 9
Walter T. Dorzweiler, 85, of Barrington passed away peacefully on April 4, 2013. He was born May 17, 1927 in Menasha, Wisconsin to Alois and Rose (nee Walters) Dorzweiler. On October 17, 1954 he married Doris Williams. Walter was honorably discharged from the Army as a 2nd Lieutenant after 3 years of service. After spending 4 years at the University of Wisconsin, he was with Kimberly-Clark for 15 years in sales. He then owned Lawn Equipment Distributers of Barrington for 15 years. Following this he remained in sales in the packaging industry. Walter is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Doris; his five daughters, Martha (Kevin) Finnegan, Betsy Danza, Mary (Jack) Weil, Christina (Thomas) McDonagh III, and Clare (Marc) Michelotti; …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Leona A. Gaspar passed away April 3.
Monday, April 8
Born October 22, 1942 in Chicago to Leonard and Caroline Bloniarz, Leona A. Gaspar passed away peacefully April 3, 2013 in Winfield. Leona volunteered at Catchpenny in Barrington for over 20 years. Leona is survived by her children Ricky (Julie) Braet, Melissa (Ken) Woltz Jr., and Maurice Braet, grandchildren; Kenny III, Kiki, and Carter Woltz, and Natalie and Tye Braet, sister Kathleen (Alphonse) Serpico, and brother John (Patricia) Bloniarz. She was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, George (2011), and her parents. Memorial visitation will be held from 10:00am until the time of the funeral service at 11:00am Thursday, April 11 at St. Anne Catholic Church, 120 N. Ela St., Barrington. Burial in St. Michael the Archangel …
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, April 2, 2013
DeWitz was a well-loved member of the Barrington community. He passed away March 28.
Tuesday, April 2
Edward Freidrich DeWitz, 91, of Barrington, passed away, March 28, 2013, at home. He was born on November 21, 1921, to Paul Freidrich and Elizabeth DeWitz in Elgin. Ed is survived by his sister, Fran Periman; brother, Roy (Barbara) DeWitz; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Harold DeWitz, Paul DeWitz, and Casper DeWitz; step-brother, Edo Folkerts; sisters, Helen Polemarcus, Marjorie Hubbs, and Ladoiska Wright. Memorial Service will be held at 10:30a.m., Friday, April 5, 2013, at Memory Gardens Cemetery, 2501 Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights, IL 60004. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens following service. Obituary from Davenport Family Funeral Home Related Articles:
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Edgerton passed away in Barrington on March 23.
Wednesday, March 27
Born April 14, 1975 in Nashua, New Hampshire, passed away peacefully March 23, 2013 at her home in Barrington surrounded by her loving family. Jennifer is survived by her loving parents John and Linda Deady, daughter Ella Edgerton, siblings; Linda Morgan, John (Victoria) Edgerton, Patrick Deady, Jason (Katie) Edgerton, Jared Edgerton, James Egerton, Sharon Bathlon, and Carolyn Dodge, father James Edgerton, grandmother Delia Floyd, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and dear friends. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, April 14, time and location are pending. In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to: The Friends Fund, PO Box 2593, Crystal Lake, IL 60039 Obituary from Davenport Family Funeral Home
Monday, March 25, 2013
Komosa, a graduate of Rolling Meadows High School lived 13 years after becoming paralyzed. Family and friends paid their respects at St. Thomas Becket Parish in Mount Prospect, ABC 7 Chicago reports.
The life of Rob Komosa, a former Rolling Meadows High School student who was paralyzed in 1999 after sustaining and injury during football practice, was honored and remembered on Saturday at St. Thomas Becket Parish in Mount Prospect, ABC 7 Chicago reports. Family and friends came to pay their respects to Komosa according to ABC7, who co-founded the Gridiron Alliance to help other athletes who suffer debilitating injuries. He died on March 16 in his Barrington Hills home from suspected respiratory failure, MSN News reports.
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. .