Sophie Brody Ravin, 77, of Oak Park died on Dec. 16, 2012. Born on March 3, 1935 in Budapest, Hungary, she came to the United States in 1949 having survived family loss, separation and a period in hiding during the Nazi occupation.
Mary B. McCormack, 94, of Ottawa, died on Jan. 1, 2013 at LaSalle County Nursing Home. Born in LaSalle to Adam and Helen (Wylepski) Rachwalski, she married Eugene McCormack on May 6, 1939, at St. Columba Rectory.
Rev. Charles G. Gallagher, formerly of Oak Park, died on Dec. 29, 2012. Born in Chicago, he graduated from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, and the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary.
Louise M. Helwig (nee Stanke), 82, a lifelong resident of Oak Park and River Forest died on Jan. 7, 2013 at the Bethesda Home in Chicago. Born on April 23, 1930 in Oak Park to the late Albert C. and Elsie (nee Reich) Stanke, she was raised in River Forest and graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School in 1947.