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Obituaries

Peter Coblentz 1953-2018

Posted on June 29, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Peter Coblentz, attorney for the village of Rosemont for the last eight years, died on June 23 with his wife Maureen by his side in their family home.

Coblentz was born on May 2, 1953, in Milwaukee, Wis., and grew up in Rockford, Ill. He earned his bachelor's degree from University of Illinois in 1975 and his law degree from Loyola University in 1978.

Michael Antoline 1951-2018

Posted on June 18, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Michael Lance Antoline, 66, of Champaign, died Friday, May 18, 2018, in Greenville.

He was born Sept. 20, 1951, in Harrisburg, to parents Luther and Doris Jean (Carrington) Antoline. They preceded him in death.

Burl Forbes Nader 1921-2018

Posted on June 18, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Burl Forbes Nader, 97, died Monday, June 11, 2018, at Libertyville Manor. He was born May 14, 1921, in East Alton, Ill., and was a Libertyville resident since 1950. 

He was a graduate of Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo., and the University of Michigan Law School. Burl was a Libertyville attorney for many years and a member of the Lake County Bar Association. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was past commander and finance officer for the Libertyville American Legion Post #329 and also a member of the Libertyville VFW Post #8741. Burl was an active member of the Gardeners of Central Lake County and served on the board of directors for Lakeside Cemetery Association. 

John J. Mazzorana 1943-2018

Posted on June 5, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

John J. Mazzorana, 75, died May 27, 2018, in New Lenox. He was born May 14, 1943, in Chicago. 

John was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Elsie Mazzorana, and his wife, Claudia.

John is survived by his loving children, Vicki Mazzorana, Michelle Stokes (Roy), Katherine Wilson, Jason Mazzorana (Angie) and Anthony Mazzorana; his beloved grandchildren, Jacob Wilson, Madeline Wilson and Gianna Mazzorana; his brother, Dennis Mazzorana (Therese); his caring companion of many years, Sandy Meinke; and her daughter, Amanda Wrobel; as well as many nephews and nieces.

Brockton Lockwood 1944-2018

Posted on May 30, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Brocton Lockwood, 74, of Herrin, died Monday, May 21, 2018. He was born January 10, 1944, son of Randolph Scott D Lockwood and Bonnie (Allen) Favrot.

Brocton married Gala Lindsey on March 16, 2001. She survives. 

Brocton is survived by three children, Arden Dudek of Georgestown, Texas, Allen Lockwood of Cambridge, Md., and Jessica Lockwood of St. Louis, Mo.; two grandchildren, Beau and Mina Brandstetter; stepson and daughter-in-law, Dan and Alana King of Marion; and two grandchildren, Austin and Colten King.

He is also survived by one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gary and Carolyn Lindsey of Makanda; and many dearly loved cousins and special friends and will be missed by all who knew him.

Thomas A. Briscoe 1953 - 2018

Posted on May 30, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Thomas A. Briscoe, 64, of Waukegan, died Saturday, May 12, 2018, at his home. He was born October 3, 1953, in Chicago, and was a longtime Waukegan resident. 

Tom was a member of St. Anastasia Parish, Lake County Bar Association, Lake County Republication Federation, Waukegan City Club, Knights of Columbus, Moose Club and enjoyed volunteering at First United Methodist Church soup kitchen. He practiced law in Lake County for 40 years. 

Harold Gregory "Greg" Meyer 1949-2018

Posted on May 25, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Harold Gregory "Greg" Meyer, 68, died April 28, 2018, in Elgin. 

He was born on December 12, 1949, in Quincy to Beatrice M. Stormer (nee Kistner) and Harold E. Meyer, who passed away in 1953 when Greg was a young child. Beatrice later married Bill Stormer, who Greg saw as his father and best friend. 

Adam Charles Nelson 1965-2018

Posted on May 25, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Adam Charles Nelson, 52, died recently. 

He was born May 19, 1965. Adam was an attorney by training, but most recently was an associate partner in IBM's Global Data Privacy practice, where he held multiple patents.

Thomas W. Dempsey 1933-2018

Posted on May 25, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Thomas W. Dempsey, 84, died May 3, 2018, in Naples, Fla. 

"Sweetbuttons," as his mother called him, was born June 8, 1933, to the late Judge John T. Dempsey II and the late Julie Dempsey (née Walsh). He was a graduate of Loyola Academy, the University of Notre Dame, and Northwestern University School of Law. He was a partner at Lord, Bissell & Brook and chair of their London Litigation Department. 

Ray E. "Bud" Alexander Jr. 1951 - 2018

Posted on May 25, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Ray E. "Bud" Alexander, Jr., 67 of Tempe, Ariz., formerly of Springfield, Ill., died Sunday, May 6, 2018.

He was born April 8, 1951, in Alton to Ray, Sr. and Lauretta (Jilek) Alexander. 

After graduating in 1969 from Jersey Community High School in Jerseyville, where he proudly received recognition as the 1968 "Back of the Year" for the football team, Ray attended Illinois College for two years. In 1971, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, earning the rank sergeant and serving until 1974. During his time in the Marines, Ray graduated as the Honor Man for his boot camp platoon, and later served as an electrician and marksmanship instructor. Upon receiving an honorable discharge, Ray returned to Illinois and attended law school at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He graduated summa cum laude and went on to have a successful law career in Springfield and St. Louis as a medical malpractice attorney.

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