Stephen A. Smith, 40, of Elmwood Park, died suddenly of a stroke on April 18, 2012. Born on Feb. 10, 1972, his early years included all of the childhood sports at St. Luke Grade School in River Forest where he was an altar server. While at Oak Park and River Forest High School, he played football and water polo.
Raymond R. Voight, 80, of Forest Park, formerly of Oak Park, died on April 16, 2012. He is survived by his children, Charlene (Erick) Larsen, Marla Schuppe, Juanita (Timothy) Sener, Steven Voight, and Richard Voight.
Rev. Kevin David O'Rourke, O.P., of the Dominican Central Province of St. Albert the Great, died peacefully at Rush Hospital in Chicago on March 28, 2012. He told everyone present in his room that he was "going home" that day. Born on March 3, 1927 in Park Ridge to William O'Rourke and Winifred Stanton O'Rourke, he was the youngest of seven siblings, all of whom preceded him in death.
George H. Klumpner, 87, a longtime Oak Park resident, died on March 16, 2012, following a fall. Born on June 8, 1924, he earned his B.S. and M.D. degrees from the University of Chicago and his psychoanalytic training at the Institute for Psychoanalysis in Chicago.
Brendan Smith Heintz, 76, a longtime Oak Park resident, died on April 3, 2012 in Tampa, Fla. Born on Dec. 2, 1935, he was a Fenwick graduate and received his B.A. from Loras College and an M.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Marie T. Wackrow (nee Woods), 86, a lifelong resident of Oak Park, died suddenly of a brain aneurysm on March 30, 2012 while on a trip touring New Orleans. Born on Aug. 29, 1925 in Chicago to the late Dennis and Mary (nee Devitt) Woods, she was a graduate of St. Catherine of Siena Grade School, Oak Park and River Forest High School and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from DePaul University in Chicago.
Walter J. Keys, 86, of DeKalb, a longtime resident of Oak Park, died peacefully on March 18, 2012 at DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, he served in World War II and survived the battle of Iwo Jima.