Bernarr Sumner Wixon, 100, formerly of Westchester and Riverside, died on May 29, 2012. A retired buyer for Sears Roebuck & Co., he was a member of the Riverside Township Lions, the Riverside Chapter Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Riverside Dance Club.
Antoinette Georgia Peterson, 72, passed away on April 24 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Antoinette was born March 29, 1940 in Oak Park to the late Ilene and George Meyer. She married Stanley Peterson in 1964 and moved to Pinehurst in 1999.
Judy Schoenbaum-Wood, 68, of Oak Park, died at home on May 17, 2012. Born on Sept. 11, 1943 to the late Matthew H. and Cecilia (nee Konzal) Schoenbaum, she was raised in River Forest and graduated from St. Luke School and Trinity High School.
James J. Morris Jr., 66, of Oak Park, died on May 9, 2012 after a four-year battle with cancer. Born on March 6, 1946, in Johnson City, N.Y., to James and Robina (Ehman) Morris, he was the oldest of seven children.
Henry "Hank" Walshon Jr., 89, died on March 17, 2012 at Alden Town Manor in Cicero. A longtime resident of Oak Park both at the Heritage House and the Oak Park Arms, he was born in Chicago on Sept. 22, 1922 to Henry and Stella (nee Doucet) and spent his early years living above his father's bakery on Belmont Avenue, raising carrier pigeons on the roof. As a student at Lane Technical High School, he excelled as an athlete and was known around campus as the "Boy of the Flying Feet."
Dr. Ralph F. Del Monico, D.D.S., 76, of River Forest, a well-known dentist and local musician, died on May 12, 2012 in Indianapolis while awaiting a liver transplant. Born on Aug. 10, 1935 in Chicago, he held degrees from Northwestern University in music and from Loyola Dental School.
Gayle G. Morales, 73, of River Forest, formerly of Oak Park, died on May 7, 2012. Born on Feb. 7, 1939 in Huntingdon, Penn., to Eugene and Ada McNeal, she was a graduate of Huntingdon High School and also completed studies at the Altoona School of Commerce.
Jo Anne (Richards) St. Angelo, 74, died on April 27, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Chicago. Born on Oct. 10, 1937, in Joliet to Andrew and Mary Radomski, she joined a convent during high school and earned her bachelor's degree from DePaul University.
Joseph J. Archibald Jr., 84, died on April 27, 2012 at West Suburban Medical Center. Born in Oak Park on Oct. 1, 1927 to the late Joseph J. and Christine F. (nee Martin) Archibald, he was a graduate of St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Grammar School, Fenwick High School, the University of Notre Dame, and served with the U.S. Army in the Medical Corps.
Maryalice Worley, nee Ryan, 75, died peacefully on April 12, 2012 in the presence of two close friends and caregivers, Jerri Hill and Rita Parrish, at the Bethesda Home in Chicago. Born in Oak Park, she attended St. Angela Grammar School, Trinity High School, and Loyola University, where she earned a B.A. as a history major.