Marsha Ann Robinet, 49, a 16-year resident of Forest Park and a former 33-year resident of Oak Park, died on July 26, 2018 at Rush University Medical Center. Born on Jan. 22, 1969 in Chicago, she was raised in Oak Park and graduated from William Beye Elementary and Oak Park and River Forest High School. She received her B.S. from Northern Illinois University and her M.A. in social work from Aurora University. She was a social worker at Loyola University Medical Center for the past two years.
She had a life full of adventures with friends and family and was blessed to have been part of the Elmwood Avenue Gals who just recently took a trip to North Carolina. She was part of a ukulele group and was known to serenade the people she loved with song. Marsha. She was adored by her family and friends and had a profound, positive impact on the lives she touched. She was a precious daughter, a remarkable sister, a generous aunt, and a cherished friend.
Marsha is survived by her birth mother, Roz (John) Knox; her adoptive parents, McLouis and Harriette Robinet; her siblings, Stephen Robinet, Philip Robinet, Jonathan Robinet, Rita Hall and Linda Robinet; and her nieces and nephews, Alison, Michael, Kaitlin and Conrad.
Visitation will be held on Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. until time of Mass, 12 p.m., at Oak Park’s St. Edmund Church, 188 S. Oak Park Ave., followed by private interment. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Oak Park Community Foundation Songs for Peace and Justice and/or Catholic Charities are appreciated.
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Paul Cagnina, 61
Athlete, Chicago Board trader, realtor
Paul Cagnina, 61, died on Aug. 2, 2018. Born on Oct. 25, 1956, he was a warrior to some, a hero to others. Losing was never an option. A superior athlete, he is fondly remembered from the days of the Oak Park Bronco League where the local boys went to Pennsylvania to win the PONY World Series in 1969. A champion wrestler for the OPRF Huskies, he was also a favorite at Trinity High School, especially Rose and Barbie and all those great friends.
After college, he became a trailblazer at the Chicago Board of Trade, leading many and spending more than 20 years as a successful exchange member. Five children and four grandchildren later, his greatest friend and partner, April Moon, led him into a real estate career. His independent company was aptly named, “Your Home Realty.” Ever unique, he continued to make his mark on all who loved him. His warrior spirit fought cancer and, indeed, defied the odds.
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