Robert K. Hawke, 55, ComEd lineman
Robert K. “Bob” Hawke, 55, of Twin Lakes, Wis., and formerly of Brookfield, died suddenly on Jan. 12, 2010 at Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington, Wis.
Mr. Hawke was born in Chicago on July 5, 1954 to Robert R. and Betty J. (nee Moyer) Hawke. He grew up in Brookfield, graduating from Riverside-Brookfield High School.
He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Hermitage, and on June 10, 1975 married Sheryl Langille in Glen Ellyn. They lived in Marquette, Mich., before moving to Twin Lakes.
Mr. Hawke was employed by Commonwealth Edison, working out of the company’s Libertyville office as a crew leader/lineman since 1982. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Local 15, former president of the Tuesday Night Gold League at the Twin Lakes Country Club and a member of the Geneva National Golf Club.
A former Boy Scout leader, Mr. Hawke also enjoyed golfing, bowling, snowmobiling and playing bocce.
He is survived by his wife, Sheryl Hawke; his son, Robert (Angela) Hawke; his daughter, Christine (Heath) Sweatman; his grandchildren, Ashlyn Hawke, Brynna Hawke, Landen Sweatman and Carter Sweatman; his mother, Betty J. Hawke; his sisters, Susan (Michael) Bilski and Kelly (Frederick) Saigh; and his brother, Michael Hawke.
Funeral services have been held. Memorial contributions were appreciated to Lakeland Animal Shelter, Box 1000, Elkhorn, Wis. 53121 or an animal shelter of choice in his name.
Haase-Derrick-Lockwood Funeral Home, Twin Lakes, handled arrangements.
Charmayne J. Mack, 65, Retired college professor
Brookfield resident Charmayne J. Mack (nee Jesik) died Jan. 14, 2010 at Hinsdale Hospital at the age of 65.
Born in Chicago on Nov. 30, 1944 to Albert and Marion A. (nee Jacura) Jesik, she received her bachelor’s degree in biology from DePaul University in Chicago and followed that up with a master’s degree from Roosevelt University. For her doctoral studies, she headed east, obtaining her Ph.D. in biology from New York University.
For 19 years she was a professor teaching anatomy and physiology to undergraduate nursing students at Dominican University in River Forest, retiring in 2003.
Ms. Mack is survived by her husband, Stephen R. Mack; her children, Suzanne Mack, and Kenneth Mack; her brothers, Julian (Diana) Jesik and David Jesik; and her nieces, Angela Barth and Christina Jesik.
A funeral Mass was celebrated on Jan. 18 at St. Louise de Marillac Church in LaGrange Park, followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.
Memorial contributions were appreciated to a favorite charity.
Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.
Violet Niemiec, 89, Brookfield homemaker
Violet Niemiec (nee Spath), 89, a resident of Brookfield, died Jan. 17, 2010 at Sunrise Assisted Living of Willowbrook.
Born in Chicago on Dec. 22, 1920 to Otto and Emily (nee Pozesky) Spath, she married Andrew S. Niemiec, who preceded his wife in death. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Elmer (Til) Spath. She is survived by many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 22 at 11 a.m. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 31st St. in Brookfield, followed by entombment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park.
Memorial contributions are appreciated to the American Cancer Society, 7234 Ogden Ave., Suite 3 South, Riverside, Ill. 60546 or the American Heart Association, 208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 900, Chicago, Ill. 60604.
Susan B. Pusateri, 93, Brookfield homemaker
Brookfield resident Susan B. Pusateri (nee Babyar), 93, died Jan. 17, 2010 at LaGrange Memorial Hospital.
Born in Chicago on April 21, 1916 to Paul and Suzan (nee Sefcik) Babyar, she was one of six children in the family. She married Charles Pusateri, who preceded his wife in death, and raised two children.
Ms. Pusateri is survived by her sons, Charles (Linda) Pusateri and Robert P. (Eileen) Pusateri of Brookfield; her grandchildren, Robert, Adam and Matthew; her brother, Martin Babyar; and many nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Anne Nottke, John Babyar, Betty Gendron and Paul Babyar.
A funeral service was held Jan. 22 at Berwyn United Lutheran Church, followed by interment at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Stickney.
Memorial contributions were appreciated to the American Cancer Society, 7234 Ogden Ave., Suite 3 South, Riverside, Ill. 60546-2207.
Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.
Eva E. Sainati, 96, North Riverside resident
Eva E. Sainati (nee Nuti), 96, of North Riverside, died Jan. 15, 2010.
Born on April 21, 1913, she lived in Cicero and married Dan Sainati, who preceded his wife in death.
Ms. Sainati is survived by her son, Robert (Jill) Sainati; her granddaughter, Lynn; her brother, Harry Nuti; and her sister, Molly Kammer. She was also preceded in death by her brother, John Nuti, and her sister, Ella Tinor.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23 at Mater Christi Church in North Riverside, followed by entombment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park.
Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, North Riverside, handled arrangements.
Dorothy L. Selimos, 89, Longtime Riverside resident
Dorothy L. Selimos (nee Day), 89, died Jan. 17, 2010.
A resident of Riverside for 45 years, Ms. Selimos lived at the Scottish Home in North Riverside at the time of her death.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Selimos. Ms. Selimos is survived by her children, Karen (the late Rick) Loeffler, Joan Welsh, John (Jennifer) Selimos and George (Laura) Selimos; her grandchildren, Rick (Lynn) Loeffler, Kevin (Celeste) Loeffler, Jeff Loeffler, Adam (Greta) Welsh, Abbie Welsh, Scott Selimos, Steve Selimos, Jimmy Selimos and David Selimos; her great grandchildren, Dakota, Colby, Melanie, Olivia, Sydney, Megan and Hannah; and her brother, Jim Day.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 22 at St. Mary Church in Riverside. Interment was private.
Arrangements were handled by Riverside Funeral Directors, Brian D. Kuratko, director.