Frederick L. Brandstrader, 75, of Chicago, formerly of Oak Park, died on Ash Wednesday, March 5. Born in Chicago on Nov, 30, 1938, he was a graduate of St. Catherine of Siena Grammar School, Oak Park and River Forest High School, Loyola University, and St. Mary of the Lake Seminary.
Connie Ann Davis, 64, a forty-year resident of Oak Park, died on March 9, 2014 from complications related to her long battle with muscular dystrophy, which she fought with valor until the end. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, traveling, going to the casino, collecting elephant figurines and unique salt and pepper shakers, and doing crossword puzzles.
Romell Ruby Stowell, 100, of Oak Park, died on March 5, 2014. Born on Jan. 15, 1914 in Green Bay, Wis., she is survived by her children, Nancy (Basil) Demeur and Thomas (Kathleen) Stowell; her grandchildren.
Lorraine M. Toberman, 91, a longtime Oak Park resident, died at Rush Oak Park Hospital on March 6, 2014. Born on Jan. 9, 1923 in Berwyn to Fred and Theresa (Hermanek) Kebschull, she attended elementary school there and graduated from J. Sterling Morton High School in Cicero.
Michael F. Garrity Sr., 71, of Oak Park, died on Feb. 26, 2014 at Hines V.A. Hospital. Born on Oct. 21, 1942 in Chicago, he was a fleet mechanic for AT&T and enjoyed working on cars and taking road trips with his hot rod.