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Staff Report
5:00 am CDT May 19, 2019

Anthony Massaro 

Anthony C. Massaro “Tony,” 88, late of Homer Glen, died May 6. Born and raised in Chicago, he resided in West Lawn and was a resident of Homer Glen since 1975. Massaro was a United States Navy veteran and member of St. Michael Church in Orland Park. He was the West Lawn Little League president from 1963-1965. Above all else, he was a cherished and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Massaro is survived by his wife of 67 years, Gloria (Malina) Massaro; his three children, Anthony C. Jr. (Laura), Adrea (Ron Sr.) Shell and Michael (Lea) Massaro; his eight grandchildren, Nicki (Stan) Zolna, Erica (Muhammad) Alansari, Ronald Shell Jr., Marc (fiancé Kelley Chancellor) Massaro, Leslie (Nathan) Duff, Mia, Michael and Marissa Massaro; his eight great-grandchildren, Isabella, Abraham, Anthony, Malina, Grace, Luke, Layla and Finnegan; his brother, Peter Massaro; and his faithful companion, his cat Squeaks, aka ”Moose”. Services were held Monday, May 13, at O’Neil Funeral Home Chapel in Lockport and St. Michael Church in Orland Park for Mass of Christian burial. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Anthony’s name to a charity of one’s choice greatly appreciated.  

J. Vorel

J. Timothy Vorel, 68, of Homer Glen, died May 5. A hardworking family man, Vorel was a Savings and Loan branch manager by day, and an owner/manager at the “one-day service” California Cleaning Palace by night. Vorel was a true Chicagoan at heart. He had a passion for the Chicago White Sox, Bears and Blackhawks and always let everyone know it. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Paula (nee Canene); his daughter, Nicole “Nikki” (Mike) Johnson; his brother, Richard “Ricky” Vorel; his sister-in-law, Kathy (Robert) Canene Kidd; and his numerous nephews and nieces, many of whom he was also godfather for. Visitation was on Thursday, May 9, and a funeral service was Friday, May 10, at Colonial Chapel in Orland Park. Interment Christ Lutheran Cemetery in Orland Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Together We Cope, 17010 Oak Park Ave. in Tinley Park, or the Lockport VFW Post 5788, 1026 E. 9th St. in Lockport, appreciated.

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