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Theresa Sullivan '79
Susan Freier '66
Kevin O'Brien '78
David McGrath '75
Stephen Herring - Teacher

May 2016

Theresa Sullivan - Class '79
Therese M. Sullivan age 55 of Des Plaines, Illinois passed away on May 2, 2016. Loving daughter of Irene A. and the late Donald J. Sullivan. Dear sister of Mary Ann Sullivan, Thomas D. (Mary Jane) Sullivan, Richard J. (Dorothy) Sullivan, James G. (Geri) Sullivan, Kathleen Marie Sullivan, and Ann Marie Sullivan. Proud Aunt of Jennifer Sullivan, Elyse (James) Olson, Dana Sullivan and Lauren Sullivan. Great-Aunt of Emma and Lucy. Visitation for Therese will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016 beginning at 10:00 a.m until time of Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, 9711 W. Devon Ave., Rosemont, IL. Burial will be held in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, IL. Funeral Care Provided by G.L. Hills Funeral Home. For information, 847-699-9003 or



Susan Freier - Class '66
Susan G. Freier (67), a longtime resident of Des Plaines, IL, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 25th after a long battle with COPD. Susan is survived by Audrey Morse, her devoted and loving partner of 35 years, her daughter Amy Fiedler, grandchildren Kyle, Ashley, Zachery. She is also survived by sisters Janet Schelberger (Don) and Catherine Excell (Nick), loving aunt and great-aunt to Jill (Scott), Drew and Declan, Jennifer (Steve), Madison and Zoey, dear cousin and friend to many. She was preceded in death by her parents Warren and Elaine Freier and great-niece McKenzie. Her memory will live in our hearts forever. A memorial service is planned for late summer at Faith Community UCC, 2023 Rt. 176, Prairie Grove.


Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on May 8, 2016





Kevin O'Brien - Class '78
Kevin P. O'Brien Born August 24, 1959, Kevin was the beloved son of James and Marilyn O'Brien. He grew up in Westchester and Des Plaines and resided in Schaumburg, Illinois. Kevin passed April 18, 2016. He is survived by six siblings: sisters Ellen Panegasser, Peggy (Steve) Losey, Ann (Brian) Bending, and his brothers Marty (Julie Fullerton), Tim (Lora), Steve (Tom). He was an uncle to 12 nieces and nephews and a great-uncle to five others. Kevin loved to golf and was an avid Blackhawks, Cubs, and Bears fan. A memorial service will be held for Kevin on May 12, 2016 at 6:00 PM in the "Chapel" at Willow Creek Church located at 67 Algonquin Rd., South Barrington, IL 60010. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice in memory of Kevin.


Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on May 10, 2016




David McGrath - Class '75
David McGrath age 58 passed away May 11, 2016 from complications after many surgeries. Beloved son of Eleanor and the late Robert McGrath. Loving brother of the late Michael McGrath. David was a long time Des Plaines resident, Maine West Graduate, and worked many years for a popular Chicago Hardware Store. He was an avid reader, enjoyed traveling, hiking and cycling. Services Pending. Funeral Care Provided by G.L. Hills Funeral Home 745 Graceland Ave, Des Plaines, IL. For information 847-699-9003 or


Stephen Herring - Teacher
Stephen Edward Herring, 73, of West Chicago. Stephen was the beloved husband of Karen Hanson; loving brother-in-law of Diane (Tim) Olson and Laura (Chris) Early; dear uncle of Peter Olson, Travis and Colin Early. Stephen was a retired math teacher and statistician for Maine Township School District for over 30 years. Visitation Thursday from 3-9pm at Oehler Funeral Home, 2099 Miner St. (Northwest Highway/Route 14 at Rand Road), Des Plaines, IL, where services will be held Friday 10:30am chapel. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army. Funeral information, 847-824-5155 or


Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on May 24, 2016