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Obituaries

Thomas V. Hoehne 1945-2018

Posted on May 11, 2018 by Rhys Saunders
Thomas V. Hoehne

Thomas V. Hoehne, 72, died Thursday, March 22, 2018, in Denver, Colo.

He was born July 23, 1945 on a U.S. naval base in Seattle, Wash., a son of Nicholas and Geraldine (Hodgin) Hoehne. He married Pamela Shuck in 1971, and they remained good friends through the years and were loving parents to their five children.

Thomas graduated from Spalding Institute, Creighton University, Northern Illinois University and John Marshall Law School. He was an attorney in Peoria, Ill., for 45 years until his retirement in 2017. 

William R. Penn 1928-2018

Posted on April 4, 2018 by Sara Anderson
William Penn

Judge William R. "Bill" Penn died peacefully on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

Born in Chicago to Frederick William (Bill) Penn (1971) and A. Marie (Moore) Penn (1976).

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert John Penn (2010); first ex-wife, Marilyn Penn (2002); stepson, Paul Sinchak (2007); and an infant twin brother of daughter, Laura at birth.

He is survived by his daughters, Laura J. Penn and Lee Ann Penn; and nephews, Matthew Penn and Jeffrey Penn.

Bill attended New Lenox Grade School, Joliet Township High School graduating with the Class of 1946, the University of Illinois, and John Marshall Law School. He passed the Illinois Bar Exam and began to practice law in Illinois in 1951. In December of 1951 he was drafted into the USMC during the Korean War and he was honorably discharged in December of 1953.

Hon. Robert E. Ginsberg 1945-2018

Posted on April 4, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Judge Robert E. Ginsberg, age 73, died March 17, 2018. Judge Ginsberg was a retired United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, where he served for 18 years. Previously, he was a professor at DePaul University Washington College of Law. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Gail Ginsberg, his loving daughters, Deborah and Dana Ginsberg, grandchildren, David Ginsberg and Aurora Buntain, sister, Marion Levine, brothers-in-law, Bruce Cohen and Irwin Muskat, and many nieces and nephews, cousins, close friends and former colleagues.

Jason Pohren 1978-2018

Posted on April 4, 2018 by Sara Anderson
Jason Pohren

Jason was born on September 28, 1978 and passed away on Monday, March 19, 2018. Jason was a resident of Hamilton, Illinois at the time of passing.

John Cummins 1966-2018

Posted on April 4, 2018 by Sara Anderson
Jack Cummins

John J. "Jack" Cummins, age 51, of Chicago, formerly of Geneva, passed away Monday, February 12, 2018 at his home. He was born July 6th, 1966, in Geneva, Illinois, the son of John and Diane (McMaster) Cummins.

He is survived by his mother Diane (Mike) Cummins-Zak of Batavia; brother Greg (Kim) Cummins of McKinney, Texas; and sister Jenny (Tony) White of Geneva; five nieces and nephews Sean, Lindsey, Christopher, Gracie, and Claire; and many other dear relatives and friends. He was a loving Godfather to Leigh, Sean, and Claire.

He was preceded in death by his father John J. Cummins, Sr., and paternal and maternal grandparents Tom Cummins, Marie Cummins, Charles McMaster, and Geraldine McMaster.

Michael Roche 1941-2018

Posted on March 23, 2018 by Sara Anderson
Brian Roche
Brian Roche

Michael "Mike" Brian Roche, died suddenly on February 25, six weeks after the death of his beloved wife of 47 years, Mary Kathleen "Kathy" Roche. Loving father of Michael (Megan) Roche, Kevin (Laura) Roche, and Maura "Molly" (Dawn Walsh) Roche. Much loved grandfather of Jack, Margaret, Dennis, Claire, and Colin Roche. Dear brother of Kathleen "Lolly" Petrillo.

James P. Hecht 1935-2018

Posted on March 23, 2018 by Sara Anderson
James Hecht
James Hecht

James P. Hecht, 83, Woodstock, IL. James Perry Hecht's children announce their father's peaceful passing on February 12th, 2018 in Woodstock, IL, his beloved hometown, on Abraham Lincoln's own birthday, his hero. He was surrounded by his loving family, books, pictures, paintings, and music.

A third-generation Woodstock resident, the town he so loved, Jim was an avid jazz musician and aficionado, fly fisherman, traveler, art and book collector, and intellectual. A 1953 Woodstock High School graduate, James P. Hecht graduated Cum Laude with Phi Beta Kappa distinction from Carleton College in Northfield, MN in 1957. In June 1960, he earned his LL.B. from Yale Law School and was admitted to the Illinois Bar upon which he practiced as attorney at law at his own firm for 53 years on the historic Woodstock Square. As an attorney, he received the preeminent AV rating from his peers for the highest level of legal knowledge, ethical standards, and professional excellence. 

Michael J. Logan 1943-2018

Posted on March 23, 2018 by Sara Anderson
Michael Logan
Michael Logan

Michael J. Logan, 74, of Springfield, passed away unexpectedly at 5:46 PM, Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center. He was born April 9, 1943, in West Frankfort, Illinois, to James and Helen Malinasky Logan. He married Jennifer James on June 24, 1967, and she survives.

George E. Krippner 1937-2018

Posted on March 23, 2018 by Sara Anderson
George E. Krippner
George E. Krippner

George E. Krippner, age 80, passed away Monday, March 5, 2018 following an extended illness. He was born April 2, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois the son of Edward and Beatrice (Falout) Krippner. George was born and raised in the Pilsen neighborhood of Southwest Chicago, surrounded by his extended family. He attended grammar school at Blessed Agnes of Bohemia, where his Uncle George was the Pastor.

Thomas Kenniff 1938-2018

Posted on March 23, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Thomas Charles "Chuck" Kenniff, age 79 of Naperville, passed away peacefully after a long battle from Myelodysplastic syndromes, Sunday, March 4, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born March 31, 1938 in Sioux City, IA to his loving late parents, Thomas Joseph and Hertha Kenniff. Cherished husband of Kathryn "Kate" Kenniff, nee Liebrich, wedded on September 14, 1968. Beloved father of Andrew (Niki) Kenniff of Lawrence, KS and Kevin (Vicki) Kenniff of Naperville. Adored grandfather of Lucy and Leo Kenniff, Jack and Charlotte Kenniff.

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