Gladys Cuda, 88, Longtime North Riverside resident
Gladys Cuda (nee Stanek), a 56-year resident of North Riverside and former resident of Chicago and Cicero, died Sept. 1, 2005 at LaGrange Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was 88.

Ms. Cuda was a member of CSA Lodge Mary Todd Lincoln, CSA Lodge Century of Progress, Antonia Cervenka Rebekah Lodge, United LEA of the Oddfellows, James Steiner LAPM of the Oddfellows and the Bohemian Civic Women’s Club.

She is survived by her sons, James (his friend Mary Ann Macaluso) Cuda, Paul (Helen) Cuda and Craig (Judith) Cuda; her grandchildren, Richard (Lana) Cuda, Shawn Cuda, David (Colleen) Cuda and Chad (Liz) Cuda; six great grandchildren; and her dear friend, DeNelda Davis. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Anna Stanek.

A funeral service was held Sept. 6 at Kuratko Funeral Home, North Riverside, followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Forest Park.

Memorial contributions were appreciated to The CSA Scholarship Fund, 122 W. 22nd St., Oakbrook, Ill. 60521-1557 or Rebekah Dist. #1 UN Pilgrimages, c/o Jeanette Dajc, 10038 W. Cermak Road, Westchester, Ill. 60154.

George H. Ember Sr., 91, Electrical engineer
George H. Ember, 91, a resident of Riverside for over 40 years, died Sept. 5, 2005 at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights. At the time of his death, Mr. Ember was a resident of Palos Park.

A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, Mr. Ember attended Millikin University and the Illinois Institute of Technology. He was a registered professional electrical engineer and belonged to many professional associations, including the National Association of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the National Safety Council and the Western Society of Engineers. He was also a member of the IIT Alumni Association.

In addition, Mr. Ember was a member of the St. Mary Holy Name Society, the Riverside Township Lions Club, the Riverside Golden Agers, the Brookfield American Legion and AARP.

He was married to Dorothy (nee Netzer) for 50 years, and the couple raised three children. Mr. Ember’s wife preceded him in death.

He is survived by his sons, G. Howard (Patricia) Ember Jr. and Jon (Mary) Ember; his daughter, Marlene (David) Ember-Bartolomei; his sister, Helen Hussey; and his grandchildren, Allison, Daniel and Michael Ember.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 9 at St. Mary Church in Riverside, followed by interment in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

Memorial contributions were appreciated to the Brookfield American Legion, Riverside Township Lions Club or the Illinois

Institute of Technology School of Engineering.Kuratko Funeral Home, North Riverside, handled arrangements.

Jean D. Krumm, 66, TB Clinic secretary
Jean D. Krumm (nee Schmidt), 66, a resident of Forest Park who formerly lived in Riverside, Westchester and Broadview, died Sept. 11, 2005 at RML Specialty Hospital in Hinsdale.

Born in Chicago on March 8, 1939 to Franklin and Mary Schmidt, she married Roy W. Krumm and worked as a secretary for the Suburban Cook County Tuberculosis Clinic.

She is survived by her husband; her daughter, Sondra (Richard M.) Carlson of Forest Park; her grandchild, Cali Jean Carlson; her sister, Joan (Edward) Polaski; her brother, Frank (Faith) Schmidt and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and by her sister, Mary Ann Schmidt.

Visitation will be today, Sept. 14, from 3 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to noon at Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 31st St. in Brookfield. A funeral service, officiated by the Rev. Frederick C. Hill, will be held Thursday, Sept. 15 at noon at the funeral home.

Gladys E. Novy, 86, Led Cloverleaf Girl Scouts
Gladys E. Novy (nee Zarobsky), who served as president of the Cloverleaf Girl Scout Council in Brookfield during her 70-year association with the Girl Scout organization, died Sept. 3, 2005 at her Downers Grove home. She was 86 years old.

Born Dec. 13, 1918 in Chicago to Frank and Emily Zarobsky, she married George C. Novy and lived for many years in Cicero, working for over 20 years as a secretary at Cicero School, where she was widely admired and respected.

She was a dedicated Girl Scout for over 70 years, serving in many capacities from troop leader to president of the Cloverleaf Council, which was headquartered for many years in Cicero before merging with the West Cook Council to form the Whispering Oaks Council.

Ms. Novy was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband. She is survived by her daughters, Gail (Raymond) Chapman of Glenview, Gwendolyn (Carl) Ferguson and Gloria (fiance Howard Powell) Jones; and her grandchildren, Jennifer Ferguson, John Ferguson, Daniel Jones, Emily Jones and Nicholas Jones.

A funeral service, officiated by the Rev. Douglas A. Asbury, was held Sept. 7 at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield, followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Forest Park.

Memorial contributions were appreciated to the International Myeloma Foundation, 12650 Riverside Dr., Suite 206, North Hollywood, Calif. 91607.