Georgene E. Kolar nee Mouat, 70, of Oak Park has died. She is survived by her children, Christine (Joseph) DeSimone, Gina (Paul) Reynolds and Nora (Michael) Tangorra; grandchildren, Jack and Abby Reynolds and Michael Tangorra; and her longtime companion and dear friend, Louis Eberhardt.
Francis Farrelly, 92, drove a CTA bus in Chicago for 30 years and received an award for driving 2 million miles without causing an accident. He also lived in the same house on Gunderson Avenue for 30 years and attended nearby Ascension Church for 30 years.
Paul G. Bloyd, 76, of Forest Park, formerly of Oak Park, died on Oct. 2, 2010. He grew up hopping the streetcar to Wrigley Field to watch his beloved Cubs. According to his son, Alec Bloyd-Peshkin, he had a social work background, but soon branched into community-based nonprofit organizations with a focus on housing issues.
John "Jay" Boeldt, 48, of Oak Park, died on Sept. 30, 2010 in his home with his husband, Wayne Franklin, and son, Daniel Boeldt Franklin, at his side. Diagnosed with liver cancer on New Year's Eve, he fought courageously over the next nine months.
Thora Hegstad Campbell, 95, of Milwaukee, died on Sept. 27, 2010. Born on June 7, 1915 in Haug, Minn., to Lorentz Christian Hegstad and Regina Meldahl Hegstad, she earned a degree in home economics from the University of Minnesota and worked as a "Martha Logan" for Swift and Company, both in Minneapolis and Chicago, traveling extensively and producing live food commercials in the early days of television.
Mary Lou Delano, 86, a longtime resident of Oak Park, died on Oct. 2, 2010 at Lutheran General Hospital. Born in St. Joseph, Mo., on June 3, 1924 to Edna and Charles Sterling, she worked at Borg Warner for 33 years, retiring in 1987.
Pauline Ruth Fedak, 79, of Elmhurst, former longtime resident of Oak Park, died on Aug. 22, 2010.%uFEFF She is survived by her daughter, Laura Fedak (Todd Stefanowski); her siblings, Kenneth (Zita) and Ronald (Diane) Kovach and the late Evelyn (the late) Albert Andrews.