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Jay Champelli, 80

James (Jay) Michael Champelli, 80, a longtime resident of Oak Park and a longtime Ascension parishioner, died on Nov. 20, 2022, due to cancer. A member of…

Barbara Nurse, 82

Barbara A. Nurse, 82, a longtime resident of Forest Park, formerly of Oak Park, died surrounded by family at Rush Medical Center on Oct. 31, 2022. She…

John Scott, 70

John R. Scott, 70, of Oak Park, died in his sleep on Nov. 17, 2022. Raised in Chicago and Harwood Heights, he graduated from Maine South High…

Sam Abbinante, 89

Sabino (Sam) Abbinante, 89, died on Nov. 6, 2022, after a short illness. Born on March 4, 1933 in Bari, Italy, he was an avid gardener, loved…

John Cochrane, 88

John Cochrane, 88, of Oak Park, died on Oct. 8, 2022. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. John was the husband of Anna Cochrane; the father…

Bertha Peterson, 90

Bertha (Jones) Peterson, 90, of Oak Park, died on Nov. 12, 2022. Raised in Wilmette, she attended New Trier Township High School, then graduated from Miami of…

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