Florence R. Adominas, 85, North Riverside resident
Florence R. Adominas, 85, a North Riverside homemaker, died March 14, 2005 at her residence in the village.
A member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Ms. Adominas was preceded in death by her husband, John, and is survived by several cousins.
A funeral service was held March 18 at Kuratko Funeral Home in North Riverside, followed by interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Stickney.
James F. Esner, 75, former North Riverside village trustee
James F. Esner, a 53-year resident of North Riverside, died March 14, 2005 at his home after a long illness at the age of 75.
A U.S. Marine veteran who served during World War II, Mr. Esner was actively involved in North Riverside, serving as a North Riverside trustee and as a member of the village’s Police and Fire Commission.
A member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Mr. Esner was retired from his career as a police investigator for the Illinois Secretary of State’s office. He was also formerly on the Board of Directors of the Central Federal Savings & Loan, and was a member of the Pilsen Butchers Association.
In addition, was active at Mater Christi Church, serving as past president of the Holy Name Society, as a lay minister and as a member of the choir. He was on the executive board of the Mater Christi Boy Scouts, and served on the board of the North Riverside Little League.
Mr. Esner is survived by his wife of almost 53 years, Delphine (nee Ciesel); three sons, James T. (Debra), Joseph M. (Jane) and Jeffrey A. (Denise); one daughter, Jeannine P. (Craig) Crossin; four grandchildren, Elizabeth (Ross) Rasmussen, James T. Jr., Joseph Jr. and James W. Esner; his sister, Mildred (the late Joseph) Hamer; and his cousin, Lillian (the late Joseph) Splavec.
A funeral Mass was celebrated March 18 at Mater Christi Church in North Riverside, followed by interment in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.
Memorial contributions were appreciated to Mater Christi Church or Loyola Hospice.
Kuratko Funeral Directors, North Riverside, handled the arrangements.
Paul J. Gaberik, 67, co-owned Riverside Works
Paul J. Gaberik, 67, known to car enthusiasts throughout the western suburbs through the Riverside Works, died March 14, 2005 at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn.
For over 20 years he and his brother, Paul, operated the Riverside Works in a nondescript garage storefront on East Quincy Street just east of downtown. Inside, the two men not only collected and restored classic vehicles but made car and equipment prototypes in their fully equipped machine shop.
The Gaberik brothers counted the U.S. government among their customers, making prototypes for special shock absorbers for the master gyro compass on the first three Polaris nuclear submarines and for one of the moon landing simulators.
Mr. Gaberik was born in 1937 and grew up in Berwyn, attending Charles E. Piper School and graduating from Morton High School in 1955. He was also active in Boy Scout Troop 64.
A former employee of Imperial Camera Co. in Berwyn, National Lead Co. in Chicago and Efdyn Corp. in Lincolnwood, Mr. Gaberik was also formerly a principal in Rose’s Stardust Lounge in Berwyn.
He is survived by his brother, Joseph (Madeline) Gaberik; his niece, Michelle Lulay; and his nephews, Mike and Eric Gaberik. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Pauline (nee Durinik) Gaberik, and his brother, John.
A funeral service was held March 18 at Marik Funeral Home in Berwyn. Burial was private. Memorial contributions were appreciated to the American Heart Association.
Dorothy Jannetto, 65, homemaker
Dorothy A. Jannetto (nee Schultz), 65, a Brookfield resident who formerly lived in Cicero and Berwyn, died March 11, 2005 at the British Home.
She was born July 1, 1939 in Chicago to Theodore and Anna Schultz, and later married Charles F. Jannetto, who survives his wife. Ms. Jannetto was a homemaker who was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the American Slovene Retirement Club.
Ms. Jannetto is also survived by her mother; her son, David M. (Joan) Caskey of Brookfield, her step-daughters, Dawn (Bob) Geras, Diane Jannetto, Mary Jo (Jim) Joyce and Laura (Mark) Massengale; step-sons Chuck (Cathie) Jannetto and Russ (Gina) Jannetto; cousins Olga Barnes and Lorraine Zubrycky; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A funeral Mass, officiated by the Rev. Robert Marchwiany, was celebrated March 15 at St. Louise de Marillac Church in LaGrange Park, followed by interment in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside. Memorial contributions were appreciated to a favorite charity.
Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.
Ruth M. Parker, 83, Brookfield resident
Ruth M. Parker (nee Samuelson), 83, a Brookfield resident who formerly lived in Naperville, died March 15, 2005 at her home.
Born on Feb. 7, 1922 to Carl and Anna Samuelson in Chicago, she later married Joseph F. Parker and worked as a quality control clerk as a manufacturing company. She was preceded in death by her husband and by her son, Charles.
Ms. Parker is survived by her sons, James Parker, John Parker of Brookfield and Robert (Sherry) Parker, and by her grandchildren, Alexa, Bobby and Paula.
A funeral service, officiated by the Rev. Martin W. Pauschke, was held March 19 at Hitzeman Funeral Home, followed by interment in Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park.
Memorial contributions were appreciated to a charity of choice.