Sterne A. Roufa - 718/17/1942 - 10/21/2013
Sterne A. Roufa, 71, of Machesney Park, died 6:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 22, 2013 surrounded by family at home after battling cancer and Parkinson’s Disease over the last 15 years. Born August 18, 1942, in St. Louis, MO, son of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Roufa (Jean Prince). Lived 23 years in Machesney Park, coming here from Buffalo, NY. Married to the former Mary E. Skora in Buffalo, on July 15, 1984. Self-employed following retiring from the Army after 21 years of service. Veteran of the Vietnam War serving in multiple worldwide locations. Member of Temple Beth El and Rockford Vietnow & VA groups, Interfaith Council, Young Onset Parkinson’s support group, former docent at Anderson Japanese Gardens, board member of Jewish Federation, board member and Sunday school teacher at Temple Beth El. Attended Clayton High School and Missouri Military Academy, received B.S. from Pepperdine University, M.S. from New Mexico State University and Ph.D. in Educational Administration from University of Buffalo. Survivors include wife, Mary; son, Jacob (Caitlin) Roufa; daughter, Rachel (Alex) Bagne; daughter, Jean Kampschroeder; son, Sherman (Anne) Roufa; daughter, Joanna (Darren) Welch; sister, Sondra Dobinsky; brother, Sheldon (Phyllis) Roufa; and five grandchildren.
Memorial Service is at Temple Beth El, 1203 Comanche Dr., Monday, October 28, at 10 a.m. followed by burial in Rockford Hebrew Cemetery. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd. Shiva service at the Roufa residence at 6:30 P.M. Monday and Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, donations requested to Parkinson’s research, cancer research, or local food pantries.
Lorena E. Tighe - 9910/23/1913 - 10/18/2013
St. Louis, Missouri
Lorena Elizabeth Tighe, 99, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2013 in St. Louis, MO. She was born October 24, 1913 in Tyrone, PA, the daughter of Francis and Margaret (Farley) Fisher. She married Elmer C. Tighe on June 5, 1948 in Tyrone, PA. He predeceased her October 28, 1977. She retired from Rockford Products and was previously a member of St. Edward Catholic Church. She is survived by her son, Chris (Amy) Tighe of Russellville, KY; her daughter, Margaret (John) Stahr of St. Louis, MO; her grandchildren, Eileen Freund, St. Louis MO, Julie Wall, Orland Park, IL, Laura (Corey) Papp, Hattiesburg, MS, David (Jenelle) Freund, St. Louis, MO, Shannon Key, Loves Park, IL, Michael Tighe, Florence, SC , John (Trista) Stahr, St. Peters, MO, and Justin (Emily) Stahr, St. Louis, MO; and 9 great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 26, 2013 in St. Edward Catholic Church, 3005 11th Street, Rockford, IL. Interment in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation at church from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Sylvia E. Conde - 906/13/1923 - 10/13/2013
Sylvia E. Conde, 90, a resident of Naples, Florida, passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, October 14, 2013. Born June 14, 1923, in Oak Park, IL, the daughter of Winsor and Sylvia (Lounsbury) Martin and the beloved wife of Dale Conde. They were married on August 14, 1942. She was a member of Naples United Church of Christ, Naples Florida and Second Congregational Church, Rockford, IL. She was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority, P.E.O., Daughters of the American Revolution, and Rockford Women’s Club. Sylvia graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.A. with a teaching certificate. For many years she was a member of Quail Creek Country Club, Naples, FL and a member of Rockford Country Club, where for several years she was chairman of the Ladies 18 Hole Group and was an avid tennis player. Sylvia enjoyed traveling and she and her husband, Dale, traveled extensively. She enjoyed playing in duplicate bridge tournaments and also was in several bridge clubs in Rockford and Naples.
Survivors include her husband, Dale F. Conde of Naples, FL and Rockford; son, Douglas (Robin) Conde of Boise, Idaho; granddaughters, Melissa (Steven) Giles of Crown Point, Indiana, Amy (Benjamin) Groff of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Kelly Conde of Stanley, Idaho; grandsons, Zachary (Hollie) Conde of Boise, Idaho, and Seth Conde of Portland, Oregon; and great-grandchildren, Joshua and Madeleine Groff.
Her daughter, Susan Vieweg, son-in-law, Rick Vieweg, son, Dale Philip Conde, and daughter, Sara Conde, predeceased her.
Friends are invited to join the family for a luncheon reception at Rockford Country Club, 2500 Oxford, Rockford, from noon until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2013. Memorials may be made to Visiting Nurses Association, 2215 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61103.
DeWayne "Dewey" E. Pohl - 907/20/1923 - 10/9/2013
DeWayne “Dewey” E. Pohl, 90, passed away at home, 11:10 a.m., Thursday, October 10, 2013. Born July 21, 1923, in Ogle County, son of August and Jennie (Beers) Pohl. Veteran of the U.S. Army. Married to the former Bernice Aurand in Chana, IL on November 23, 1945. She predeceased him on November 9, 1992. Formerly employed by Barber-Colman. He began his career at U.S. Postal Service in 1963 and retired as a supervisor. Past member of Court Street United Methodist Church, lifetime member of Moose Club, member of NARFE, and NAPS. Former Cub Scout Leader and baseball coach at Ken-Rock Community Center an original founder of Roy Gayle Pony Park. Devoted Cubs fan and shared a love for NASCAR with his sons. The family would like to thank Sue, Mary, Kristin, and the staff of No. IL Hospice & Grief Center for their care and compassion. Survivors include: son, Allen Pohl of Georgia; daughters, Linda (Bruce) Breault of Rockford and Val (Gary) Kramer of Cortland, IL; grandchildren, Jessie, Ryan, and Katie Kramer, Eric (Darcy) Breault, and Stephanie (Don) Morton; great-grandchildren, Kylee and Samantha Morton; and special friend, Lisa Letsinger. Predeceased by son, Barry in 2012.
Service at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 12, 2013 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth Street, Rockford, IL 61107 with the Rev. Janet Wold officiating. Burial in White Rock Cemetery, Kings, IL. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family.
Mary L. Scott - 7410/14/1938 - 10/8/2013
Mary L. Scott, 74, passed away 8:47 a.m., Wednesday, October 9, 2013, in Rockford Memorial Hospital. Born October 15, 1938, daughter of Henry and Mary (Rose) Truett. Married Donald J. Scott in Belvidere on December 20, 1958. He predeceased her January 25, 2003. Formerly employed by W F & John Barnes, retiring in 1987. Previously worked at National Lock. Member of First United Church of God. Survivors: daughter, Tina Scott; son, Johnie Scott; grandson, Raymond (Janie) Webb; granddaughters, Trisha E. Scott and Jessica Cioni; great-grandson, Brandon R. Webb; brother, Henry (Laura) Truett; sisters, Thelma Hansel, Jo Schoppaul, Vi Molander, and June Evelyn Rose; special friends, Patti Booker Scott and Nic Rogers; numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, a son, and a daughter.
Service at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 11, 2013, in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL 61107. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation at funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until service time.
Edgar E. Durham - 939/12/1920 - 10/3/2013
Edgar E. Durham, 93, passed away at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 4, 2013 in Rockford Memorial Hospital ER. He was born in Rockford on September 13, 1920, the son of Walter and Katie (Lee) Durham. He married Gladys Richardson in Rockford on January 27, 1945. She predeceased him in November of 1993. He was a former truck driver for Mott Bros., working 42 years before retiring in 1990. Edgar enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. In later years he enjoyed gardening and was known for his fudge, peanut brittle, and apple pie.
Survivors include his children, Shirley Edmonds of Rockford, Barb (Paul) Reed of Decatur, IL, Mary Jo (Spencer) Lafferty of Rockford, Toby (Pat) Durham of Rockford, Dale Durham of Rockford, Roger (Sherry) Durham of Rockford, and Paul Durham of Springdale, AR; 13 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Clyde, Ralph, and Harold Durham; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 3 sisters and a brother.
At his request, he will be cremated and no services are scheduled.
Alvin Liebling - 868/25/1927 - 9/30/2013
Alvin Liebling, 86, passed away peacefully October 1, 2013, in Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He was a senior U.S . Administrative Law Judge, former Justice Dept. Attorney Environmental Protection Agency Counsel, Northwestern University Lecturer, published editor and Korean War veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Max and Leona (nee Lewin) Liebling; and brother-in-law, Jordan Smith. He is survived by loving sister, Dorothy Smith of CA; nephew, Stephen Smith of CA; a niece, Adena (Alan) Herbst of NY; loving father of Lisa Clare Liebling of Chicago; devoted husband of Jacquelyn Lister Liebling; stepchildren, Christy Reed of CA; Jennifer Chester of NM; and Eric Lister of IL; beloved grandfather of 12 and great-grandfather of 2.
Graveside service 1:00 p.m., Monday, October 7, 2013 in Rockford Hebrew Cemetery with Rabbi Shlomo Wing officiating. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford.
Frances M. Chudoba - 923/21/1921 - 9/21/2013
Frances M. “Fran” Chudoba, 92, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2013 in Alden Park Strathmoor. She was born March 22, 1921 in Ladd, IL, the daughter of Santo and Clara (Ifintini) Vaccaro. Fran married Christian “Chris” Chudoba on February 7, 1942. He predeceased her March 2, 2000. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother who enjoyed gardening and flowers. Survived by her children, Gloria (Dean) Thompson, Frances (Bob) Nason, Chris (Gary) Peppers, and Dick (Cindy) Chudoba; 8 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Samuel (Doris) Vaccaro; special friend, Lilly Hunter; and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a grandson, Chris Thompson and 4 brothers. The family would like to thank the Park Strathmoor staff, especially Spring and Tasha, for their wonderful care.
Private graveside service in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford.
Allen D. Ethridge, Sr. - 846/16/1929 - 9/15/2013
Allen D. Ethridge, Sr., 84, passed away at 5:09 p.m., on Monday, September 16, 2013 in Swedish American Hospital. Born June 17, 1929 in Lanark, son of James and Irma (Butz) Ethridge. He was a State Farm Insurance Agent in Rockford for 40 plus years. Married to Ada A. Jones in Rockford, June 1973. He was a veteran of U.S. Army. Member of Rockford First Church and graduated from Rockford Business College. He loved the Cubs and was a huge fan. Survivors include, wife, Ada; children, Tony, Gretta, Brian, Gary, Tamara, Angyalka, and Jennifer Ethridge; seven grandchildren; four brothers, and a sister. Predeceased by sons, Allen Jr., Grant; and daughter, Michelle.
Services at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September, 20, 2013 in Rockford First Chapel, 5770 Spring Creek Road, located west of the Rockford First Church. Visitation at chapel from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday. Private burial in Calvary Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL. Memorials to the family.
Gordon E. Hadley - 656/14/1948 - 9/14/2013
On Sunday, September 15, 2013, Gordon E. Hadley, 65, of Rockford, Illinois, passed away at his home ending this chapter of life and beginning a new one as he continues on his journey.
He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
He was the second son born to John and Martha (Merchant) Hadley in Sycamore, Illinois, on June 15, 1948. He graduated from Sycamore High School. He worked for many years and took early retirement from the DeKalb Park District in DeKalb, Illinois. He also drove a school bus for Septran in Rockford, IL until fully retiring in June 2013.
He married his wife, Alta, on February 14, 1990, in Sycamore, Illinois. He loved being a dad and grandpa.
He is survived by his wife, Alta; his son, Matthew Hadley and Bonnie; his daughter, Kara (David) Groesch; 7 grandchildren, Nicole, Dylan, Liberty, Cheyenne, Caleb, Gloria, and a new grandbaby Groesch to arrive in 2014; 2 granddogs,Lucy and Simon; 3 brothers, Ed, Rick, and Gene; 3 sisters-in-law, Cheryle (Denny) Coleman, Pamela Holdridge, LaVerna (Dean) Lyons; many nieces and nephews; and special friends.
Gordon has been reunited with his family and friends who have gone on before him. His parents; grandparents; brother, Tom; sister-in-law, Yong; parents- in-law, LaVerne and Marcia (Lovell) Holdridge; he was finally able to hold his precious “little angel” granddaughter, Genevieve MyKale.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd. assisted the family.
In his memory he asks if people would purchase a favorite book or compact disk and give it to someone or donate it to your place of choice to continue passing on the love of reading and music into the next generation.
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