Rev. John R. Lynch, 70, a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago for 45 years, died on July 10, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston as a result of a head injury received in a fall at his home on July 1. Father Lynch had served most recently as associate pastor at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Chicago.
Lisa Pijon (nee Zini), 60, died on June 23, 2012 at her River Forest home after a long and hard-fought battle with breast cancer. Born in Pittsburgh, Penn., to Leo and the late Ramona Perry Zini, she attended the Rhode Island School of Design.
Margaret Mary (Meg) O'Malley, 82, died at home on July 7, 2012. Born on April 26, 1930 to George and Margaret Broucek in Oak Park, she attended Ascension Elementary, Trinity High School, and graduated from Rosary College in River Forest. She married Edward F. O'Malley in 1954.
Helen Mary Hemwall died peacefully on July 8, 2012, less than two weeks from her 101st birthday. Born on July 20, 1911 in Chicago, she was the fifth child in a family of 10 born to Robert and Margaret Gordon Moore. A lifelong resident of the Austin/Oak Park area, Helen graduated from Austin High School in 1927 at the age of 16 and from Moody Bible Institute with a degree in General Studies in December 1935.
Margaret Lundeen (nee Ott), a 39-year Oak Park resident, died peacefully at home on June 29, 2012. Born on Oct. 13, 1931, she was raised in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood. A graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Margaret served as an inspiration to those who were privileged enough to have grown up in her company during the 1960s and early 1970s.
Norman E. Carroll, a revered member of the Dominican University community for almost 50 years, died July 6, 2012, in his River Forest home, surrounded by his family. Born in Chicago on Oct. 17, 1929, he was one of four sons of Ralph and Edith (Fay).
Mary Jane Miller, 90, of Oak Park died in her home surrounded by her loving family on June 16, 2012 from renal carcinoma. Born on September 2, 1921 in New Berlin, IL, she was the daughter of Alfred and Evelyn Dewey.
Walter H. Cramer Jr., 83, an Oak Park resident since 2008, died on May 18, 2012 after a 20-year battle with Parkinson's disease. Born on June 8, 1928 in Pennsylvania, he graduated from Penn State University in 1950.