Patricia Cullen (nee Hewitt), 90, an Oak Park native and longtime resident, died in the company of loved ones on Dec. 9, 2013, in Kingwood, Texas. Born on Sept. 5, 1923, the youngest of nine children, to parents Harry and Agnes Hewitt, Pat, as her friends called her, had the unique experience of spending her childhood, adult, and retirement years on South Elmwood Avenue in Oak Park, first on the 800 block and later, with her husband, Frank, and their eight children in her dream house two blocks north.
Michael Madock, 57, a lifelong resident of River Forest and Fontana, Wis., died at his home in River Forest on Dec. 10. Raised in River Forest, he attended St. Luke School, Oak Park and River Forest High School and Southern Illinois University.
John Richard Maloney, 78, formerly from Oak Park and River Forest, died of natural causes on Oct. 30, 2013 in Phoenix, Ariz. Born on March 21, 1935, he was an U.S. Marine veteran, an entrepreneur, and an inventor.
Connie K. Barsanti (nee Kelly), 70, of River Forest, died on Dec. 7, 2013. Born on Dec. 25, 1942, she attended Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., and graduated from Rosary College, now Dominican University, in River Forest.
Raymond Fiedler, 80, longtime resident of Oak Park and summer resident of Assembly Park in Delavan, Wis., died on Nov. 27, 2013 at Rush University Medical Center. Born on Jan. 26, 1933, he was an active parishioner at Ascension Catholic Church in Oak Park, and it was there that he raised his large family.
Mary Claire Kotelman (nee Hartmann) of Forest Park, formerly of River Forest and Oak Park, died on Dec. 1, 2013. She grew up in Chicago, raised her kids in River Forest during their grade school years and in Oak Park during their high school years.