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Staff Report
4:07 am CDT June 16, 2019

Raymond A’Hearn

Raymond F. A’Hearn Jr., 60, died on June 1. Born in Joliet, and a lifelong Lockport resident, A’Hearn retired from the Will County Sheriffs Police in 2009 after 20 years of dedicated service. Member of FOP and the Lockport Moose Lodge # 1557. Raymond loved fishing, the outdoors, cooking out, spending time with his family but most of all enjoyed peace and quiet. He is survived by his loving children, Penni Chevalier, Raymond F. A’Hearn III and Robert A’Hearn; his mother, Connie A’Hearn (nee Georgantas); one brother Tony A’Hearn; three sisters, Annette (Vince) Driscoll, Mary Kay (late Chuck) Bernard and Teresa (Jeff) Kolmodin; one adored grandson, Kyle Hop. Numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and dear friends also survive. In lieu of flowers, memorial wishes to the family would be greatly appreciated. Raymond’s family would like to thank Rosewood Care Center, Joliet for their exceptional care. Per A’Hearn’s wishes cremation rites have been respectfully addressed. A memorial gathering celebrating his life was held June 12 in the O’Neil Funeral Home Chapel 1105 E. 9th St., Lockport, IL 60441 from 4:00pm until time of services at 7:00pm.

Linda Wahlman

Linda S. Wahlman, (nee Dahlberg), 65, died on June 2. She was employed as a CNA for many years. She had a love for animals and would have loved to have become a veterinarian. Wahlman is survived by her loving husband John Wahlman Jr.; one daughter Brandie Guerrettaz, three sons, William (Kathy) Segatto, Christopher (Carrie) Segatto, and Robert (Jennifer) Segatto; two step-sons Michael (Lauren) Wahlman and Jimmy (Jessica) Wahlman; 14 grandchildren, Jacob (Katy) Thorne, Jaylin Segatto, Zoie Segatto, Alexander, Bryce, and Andrew Guerrettaz, Patrick and Lillian Segatto, Nicholas Slinkard, Nicholas and Joshua Gurske, Joseph Sweeney, Aliyiah and Camron Segatto; three great-grandchildren Bentley and Sonny Thorne and Rowan Slinkard; two sisters Susan Burke and Cindy (Randy) O’Rozco; many nieces and nephews; and Peanut, her beloved dog. There was a visitation on June 9 at O’Neil Funeral Home Chapel 1105 E. 9th St, Lockport, IL., 60441. Funeral service was held at the funeral home June 10, Interment Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Lemont, IL.  

John Emde

John C. Emde, 78, died on June 4. Emde owned and operated Pioneer Carbide Tool Company with his father for over 40 years and Pioneer Conversions for 10 years. A United States Marine Corps Veteran. He was a lifetime member of the Fox Valley Electric Auto Association and Maywood Mustangs Motorcycle Club. He enjoyed gardening but above all else cherished spending time with his family. Survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Arlene (Ellegood) Emde; Cherished children, Jennifer (Frederic) Gillaizeau and John (Lois) Emde; grandchildren, Josh Gall, Matthew and Emily Gillaizeau and Sylese Emde; one sister, Kristel Kamin; special niece, Stephanie (Brian) Lein and their children, Austin and Carson Lein; adored cats, Wilbur and Joey. Numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends also survive. In lieu of flowers, memorials to TLC Animal Shelter, Homer Glen would be greatly appreciated. Per John’s wishes cremation rites were respectfully addressed. A memorial gathering celebrating his life was held June 8 in the O’Neil Funeral Home Chapel 1105 E. 9th St, Lockport, IL., 60441.

Neil Pellicci

Neil L. Pellicci, 64, died on June 5. He was born and raised in Chicago and a resident of Lockport for the past 35 years. Pellicci was an educator for many years, teaching at Darien School District 61, Taft School, Lockport District 90, Principal and Superintendent at Komarek School District 94, North Riverside where he retired in May 2015. He also had a 15-year career as a Lifeguard and Supervisor at Chicago Park District Beaches. He enjoyed triathlons, basketball, cars; but above all else enjoyed spending time with his cherished family. Survived by his loving and devoted wife of 40 years, Debra (Kot) Pellicci; three loving children, Neil (Amy Darby) Pellicci, Derek (Christine) Pellicci and Nina (Travis Tejkowski) Pellicci; four grandchildren, Andrew, Sophia, Anna and Evelyn Pellicci; his mother, Leana (Benedetti) Zanardo; a sister, Tina (Mark) Smith; two nieces, Bianca and Gianna Smith and one nephew MarcAnthony Smith. Many more nieces and nephews, other relatives and dear friends also survive. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Heart Association or TLC Animal Shelter, Homer Glen would be greatly appreciated. Service was held June 10 in the O’Neil Funeral Home chapel 1105 E.9th St. Lockport, IL 60441. Following all services cremation rites will be respectfully addressed. Visitation was on June 10 at the funeral home from.

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