Michalik Funeral Home Obituary

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Rose Lycett

Age 104. Born in London, England. Loving wife of the late Charles; dear mother of Bois (the late Joseph) Caliendo; grandmother of Joseph C. (former wife Donna) Caliendo, Valerie (Jonathan) Kotas, Vivian (John) Alden; great grandmother of Athena, Michelle, Renee (Dennis) Sorin, Joseph Sheahen, Joseph, Paul and Olivia.
Funeral Mass Monday, April 6th at 11:00A.M. St. John Cantius Church, 825 N. Carpenter, Chicago.
Interment at All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. For info call 312-421-0936.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Robert Francis Monaghan

Robert Francis Monaghan passed away peacefully at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, on March 26th. He was born January 4, 1922 in Chicago to Francis J. and Ruth Carey Monaghan. He attended Mount Carmel High School and The University of Chicago until his college career was interrupted by World War II.
He received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service as a member of the original Night Fighter Unit, Air Group 12, flying missions off the carrier U.S.S. Randolph.
Upon his discharge he earned his J.D. from Loyola University. He practiced law both as an Assistant United States District Attorney and later as a partner with Rathje, Kulp and Monaghan.
He was an owner and Director of Hawthorne Race Course, and a long-time member of The Chicago Athletic Association.
Mr. Monaghan is fondly remembered by many for his mentorship and coaching of various youth sports teams for both St. Phillip Neri Parish, South Shore and Infant Jesus of Prague, Flossmoor.
He is survived by his beloved wife of thirty years, Therese C. Monaghan. He now joins his first wife, Lois Jann Monaghan, in eternal peace. He is also survived by their six children, Robert F. Jr. (Kathy), Trumbull, CT; Maureen Hutchens (Brian), Newport News, VA; Carey Michael (Michele), Voorhees, NJ; Thomas Joseph, St. Louis, MO; Jann Reardon (John), Chicago, IL; and Brian Emmett (Susan), Woodridge, IL. He was the dear grandfather of seventeen and great-grandfather of seven. He is also survived by his brother, John T. Monaghan (late Nancy), Flossmoor, IL. He was a loving step-father to nine. He loved life, his family, and his piano.
A private burial is planned. The family will recieve visitors at Assumption Catholic Church, 323 West Illinois Street, on Saturday March 28th at 1:00P.M., with a Funeral Mass to follow at 3:00P.M.
At your next opportunity please celebrate Bob's memory by tipping your waiter 25%.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Misericordia Home, 6300 N. Ridge, Chicago, IL 60660. Arrangements by Michalik Funeral Home, (312) 421-0936.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Rebecca Melton-Kowalski

Rebecca A. Melton-Kowalski, age 41, of Chicago, passed away March 17. Becky was raised in Portage, IN. and spent most of her adult life living in Chicago. She was completing her degree at DePaul University. Becky was previously employed at Arthur Andersen, Brookfield Zoo and RSM McGladrey. She is survived by her husband Kevin; his mother Ester, her husband Bill Kowalski; her mother Arlene (Tom) Lewis, father James Melton; brother David Melton, sister Chris Melton; grandparents Lorraine and Wallace Hamman; niece and nephew Tara and Trevor Melton; best friend Sheri Fitzjarrald; and many aunts, uncles and lifelong friends. Becky was eternally optimistic, found intense joy in little things, had a creative sense of humor, was kind, gentle and devoted to her family and friends. She had a wide circle of friends and more than a few considered her their best friend. A celebration of Becky's life will be held Saturday, March 21, from 2 to 5 p.m. with service at 3:30 p.m. at Michalik Funeral Home, 1056 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gilda's Club Chicago. For info call 312-421-0936.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Betty Payne

Age 61. Visitation Monday March 16th. 9:30 A.M. until time of service at 11:00 A.M.
at Michalik Funeral Home, 1056 W. Chicago Ave.
Interment at Forest Home Cemetery, 863 Des Plaines Ave., Forest Park.