Alvin J. Gottlieb, 86, of Florida, formerly of Oak Park, died on Oct. 14, 2013. An inventor, he was a member of the famous pinball family, D. Gottlieb and Co., which built pin tables in Chicago from 1927. His parents, Dorothy and David Gottlieb, established the Gottlieb Company and also Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in 1961. Mr. Gottlieb dedicated himself to the hospital for much of his life.
Rev. Bernard C. White, 87, a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago since 1996, and pastor emeritus of St. Henry Parish in Chicago, died on Oct. 10 at his residence on the grounds of St. Celestine Parish in Elmwood Park.
Maria Papageorge, 32, a resident of Addison, died on Oct. 9, 2013. She graduated from Addison High School in Chicago and attended the College of DuPage for two years in the medical records program. Maria married Sammy Papageorge, owner of Papaspiros Agora Restaurant in Oak Park, in 2008. She had previously worked at the original Papaspiros Restaurant across the street.
Mary Grace Bozzi (nee Morbette), 86, of Oak Park, died on Oct. 13, 2013. Born in Chicago on March 23, 1927, she is survived by her daughters, Vicki Curran and Valerie (James) Plomin; her grandchildren, Neil (Heather Sheets) Curran and Alicia and Kirsten Plomin; and her great-grandchildren, Mia and Jack Curran.
Josephine S. Hammond (nee Beck), 94, of River Forest, formerly of Forest Park and Elmhurst, died on Oct. 7, 2013. Born in Green Bay, Wis., on Feb. 2, 1919, she was one of four daughters of Louis and Ida Beck. She worked primarily as a hairdresser, but during the war, she was a "Rosie the Riveter" for the Liberator B-24 bombers.
Elizabeth Seabury Mitchell, 99, formerly of Oak Park, died on Sept. 22, 2013 at her retirement home in Oro Valley, Ariz. She grew up in Oak Park, the daughter of insurance executive Charles Ward Seabury, who was the creator of the Seabury Foundation and a founder of the Children's Zoo at Brookfield Zoo.
Mary Adele Wells-Allen Goulding, 82, died on Oct. 2, 2013 at her River Forest home. Throughout her illness, she had been surrounded by family, friends, and special caregivers for several months, entertaining them with laughter, pranks, stories, and much love.
Elizabeth "Pat" Petertil, 103, of Oak Park, died on Sept. 29, 2013. Born and raised in Moore, Okla., she attended the University of Oklahoma and was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. She worked in Washington D.C. for the federal government, where she met her husband, Victor "Pete" Petertil, on an arranged date, when he visited from Chicago.