Obituaries

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February 2017

Sherry Monroe Coleman '72
Elizabeth Pasternak Brennan '73
Carole Murphy Goehrke '61
Steven Bahr '81

Sherry Monroe Coleman - Class '72
Sherry Lorraine (Sher) Coleman, age, 62, of Panama City, FL, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. She was born in Savanna, IL on June 9, 1954, graduating from Maine West High School in Des Plaines, IL. Sher was married to Robert (Bob) Coleman on Oct. 2, 1976. Sher enjoyed her beloved dogs and spending time at the beach. She is survived by her children, Iris Coleman-Ross, D. Frank Coleman and Justin C. Coleman; two sisters, Michelle Monroe of Des Plaines, IL and Angie Tyson of Panama City, FL; parents, Hilton J. Monroe, Camanche, IA, and Janiece Barber of Des Plaines, IL. Sher was preceded in death by her brother, Dale Barber and former husband, Bob Coleman. Memorialization will be by cremation.

Published in Panama City News Herald on Feb. 2, 2017

Elizabeth Pasternak Breannan - Class '73
Elizabeth J. Brennan, 61, of Des Plaines. Beloved daughter of deceased Jozef A. and Jozina M. Pasternak. Survived by children Emily and Cory (Carlie) and grandson Joey Brennan. Dear sister of Jake Pasternak, Walt Pasternak, and Christina Christie (Frank Liquori). Loving Aunt to Chase and Claire Christie. Longtime, loving partner to Rogene (Ro) Fordley. Fur grandma to Zoe. Dear friend to many, she will be missed and forever loved by all. A celebration of Liz's life will take place on Wednesday, February 15th, at Unity Northwest Church, 259 E. Central Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016, 3-5:30 pm, Memorial Service at 4 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brennan family to assist with arrangements.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Feb. 11, 2017


Carole Murphy Goehrke - Class '61
Carole Goehrke (nee Murphy) of Rolling Meadows passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 20, 2017. She is survived by her beloved husband of 52 years, Ralph Goehrke; loving children, David (Deborah) Goehrke, Diane (Steve) Fulmer and Catherine (Dave) Schul; grandchildren, Cathleen Fulmer, John Goehrke, Molly Schul, Ryan Fulmer and Maria Schul; dear brother, Michael (Barbara) Murphy. She was loved by all. She was preceded in death by her dear parents, John D. and Marianne Murphy. Visitation Friday, 4 to 8 p.m. at Meadows Funeral Home, 3615 Kirchoff Road (½ block east of Route 53), Rolling Meadows. Funeral Saturday, 9:30 a.m. from the funeral home to St. Colette Church for Mass at 10 a.m. Interment St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine. Contributions may be made to the Foundation for Women's Cancer www.foundationforwomenscancer.org. For information, 847-253-0224.

 

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Feb. 22, 2017


Steven Bahr - Class '81
Steven P. Bahr, born June 2, 1963, passed away suddenly January 24, 2017, at the age of 53. Steven is survived by his son, Cody B. Bahr; parents, Donald D. Bahr and Irene P. Bahr (Dillon); his sister-in-law, Jenny Bahr; niece, Alyssa Bahr; aunt, Joan Lambert; and his beloved girls (dogs), Chloe and Belle; and numerous Comcast co-workers and fishing buddies. He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Ronald B. Bahr and David B. Bahr; his grandparents, John and Irene Dillon and Rudolph and Elsie Bahr. Donations may be made in Steve's name to St. Jude's Make-A-Wish Foundation or Pit Bull Rescue.

 

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Feb. 3, 2017