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[Harry J. Pappas], 83, died in Beacon Hill Health Center, Lombard, after a long illness. He was a veteran of WWII serving his country in the European Theatre with the 94th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Harry was a Bacteriologist. He was a pioneer in Gas Sterilization Research and Development. His career span 45 years in the healthcare industry with Griffith, Miles and Zenith laboratories. He was also an adult leader in the West Suburban BSA Council and a member of the American Society of Chemist.  Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, Interment  Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery

Published in the Chicago Tribune on 1/27/2008.

[JEAN H. GOLEMBIEWSKI], loving daughter of the late Stanley and Helen, nee Smolinski; fond sister of Walter and the late Anna Golembiewski; devoted God Mother of Karen Norik. Funeral Saturday, Jan. 6, at 9 a.m., from Colonial-Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 6250 N. Milwaukee, to St. Hedwig Church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment St. Adalbert. Member of La Fayette Post 159 AL Aux and 95th Infantry Assoc., Ladies Aux. 

 Published in the Chicago Tribune on 1/4/2007.

[KENNTH HUMMER], age 80, passed away on February 21, 2005. (Co. 301st INF) He was from Milwaukee, Wisconsin receiving a full military burial.  The chapter enjoyed the smoked salmon that caught in Lake Michigan. 

[JOHN KELLY], age 83, passed away on February 6, 2005.  (A-356th Fa.)  He was from Kalamazoo, Michigan.  He was involved in naming a highway around Battle Creek, Michigan, in honor of the 94th Infantry Division.

[ANTHONY BROTON], age 83, passed away on December 31, 2004.  (B-390 Fa.)  He was from Orland Park, Illinois and was a very active member years ago.  His hobby was model trains, and his basement was brimming with little villages and wall-to-wall tracks.

[DENISE ZAKROCZYMSKI], age 48, passed away on November 17, 2004.  She is the daughter of Doris Remp widow of past president of the chapter and a supporter for many years.  Funeral services were held November 19, 2004 at Linhart Funeral Home, Berwyn.  Entombment at Queen of Heaven Mausoleum.

[OBED G. RICHARDS], age 82 (Btry. C -919 FA) passed away on September 23, 2004

[HERMAN H. BOCK], age 83 (Co. C-319 ENG) passed away July 24, 2004

[GILBERT W. FULLER] World War II veteran ( Co. C - 302 INF.) who fought in northern France, the Rhineland and Central Europe as a rifleman in the 94th Infantry. Mr. Fuller, 78, of Arlington Heights, died of complications from surgery on Friday, June 11, in St. Alexius Medical Center, Hoffman Estates. Born in Chicago, he grew up in Downers Grove and graduated from Downers Grove High School

Published in the Chicago Tribune. Chicago, Ill.: Jun 15, 2004. pg. 5


Milton A. "Mike" Welsch Crown Point/Gary (East Side) Milton A. "Mike" Welsch, age 81, of Crown Point, formerly of Gary (East Side), passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2004. He was a veteran of WWII, U.S. Army. Mike owned and operated service stations on 5th & Vermont and 47th & 49th & Broadway. He was past president of the 94th Army Division Reunion Committee; and was an avid bowler. He was preceded in death by his sister, Gladys Oppelt, brother, Hank Welsch and great-grandson Nicolai Welsch. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lucille, of Crown Point; son, Larry Welsch of Hobart; daughter, Peggy (Tim) Janowsky of Valparaiso; seven grandchildren: Michael and John (Tricia), Brett, Kevin (Andrea) and Patricia Welsch, William (Ramona) Janowsky and Jamie Janowsky; five great-grandchildren; siblings, Maxine Blahnik of WI, Herb (Arlene) Welsch of WI, Joan (Don) Krueger of FL, Lois (Eugene) Mattern and Jimmy Welsch, both of WI. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2004, 11:00 A.M. at the Burns Funeral Home, Crown Point (corner of 101st & Broadway), Rev. Jon Carrell officiating. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Tuesday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. Interment in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, IN. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Anthony Hospice.

Published in The Times from 3/16/2004 - 3/17/2004.

[BERT NELSON] passed away fighting a long illness.