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Postby cdillon » Fri Jan 27, 2023 9:08 am

Michael J. Carone, 87, passed away January 24, 2023. Proud Army Veteran. Retired Chicago Police Officer after 40 years of service. Beloved husband of Darlene for 57 wonderful years. Loving son of the late Vincenzo and Jennie Carone. Dear brother of the late Sam (the late Geraldine) Carone, Rosemarie (Stewart) Channon. Cherished uncle of Victoria Calandra, Vance Auney, Donna Carone, Debby Estep. Visitation will be Sunday, January 29, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Cumberland Chapels, 8300 W Lawrence Ave, Norridge. Funeral services will begin at 9:15 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home, then proceed to St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Northlake, for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Info: 708-456-8300

Susan Andrea Palmer, age 69, of Chandler, Arizona passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2023. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Palmer, Retired Chicago Police Officer, Children-Leia (Peter) Lambrinakos, Elisabeth Palmer, Michael ( Annie) Palmer, and Grandson, James Lambrinakos. Susan was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Strosinski and Helene Strosinski, nee St. Jean, and her brother Thomas Strosinski. Susan was a flight attendant for Republic Airlines for many years and also worked ground service for America West Airlines. She loved the aviation industry, spring training, gardening, her cuddly canines, Roscoe and Ellie, but, most of all, she loved and enjoyed her family. A visitation for Susan will be held Saturday, February 4, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, 10940 East Chandler Heights Rd, Chandler, AZ 85248. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Palmer family. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Susan's name to Hospice of the Valley-Phoenix,

Michael John Shanahan, Sr., Ret. CFD, 85, passed away peacefully at his home on January 25, 2023. Michael was the loving husband of Mary Lou (nee Gutrich) and cherished father of Michael J., Jr., Ret CFD (Rita), Colleen (Thomas, Ret. CFD) Ruane, Susan (Bernard, Ret. CFD) Burke, Bryan and Matthew (Beth), adored "Poppie" of Maura (Brian, CPD) Duhig, Michael J. (Alexa), Joseph, CPD (Brenna) and Kevin Shanahan, Thomas (Val), Mary Kate (Dominic) Barraco, Sean (Lisa) and Neal (Sarah) Ruane, Martin, Jack, Grace and the late Maeve Burke, Sam, CFD, Max, Ben and Danielle Shanahan and Kara, Amelia and Matthew Shanahan. Great Grand "Poppie of 14. Dear brother of Mary (Hank) O'Neill, Dennis (Mary), James (Suzanne), the late Jack and Thomas, brother-in-law of Larry (Kathy) Scannell, the late Roseann (late Leo) O'Reilly and the late Frank Gutrich. Fond uncle of many. He was a Lt for CFD and a Pipefitter (54 y) Pipefitter's Union Local 17. Visitation, Sunday, Jan. 29, 3-8 p.m. at Schmaedeke Funeral Home, 10701 S. Harlem Ave., Worth. Family and friends will gather at Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church, 10233 S. Central Park Ave, Evergreen Park, 10:00 a.m. Mass, Monday, Jan. 30. Graveside, Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery, Alsip. In lieu of flowers donations to E.M.W.Q. Retiree' Widows and Children's Fund of the CFD, For info (708) 448-6000 or

Stephen T. "Steve" Vrtis, age 77, U.S. Marine Corps CPL E4 Vietnam Veteran and Retired Chicago Police Officer. Beloved husband of Guiyang "Jenny" nee Huang. Loving father of Thomas (Nicole) Vrtis and Michelle (Kenneth) Prosser and step-father of Junhua (Yirong Ou) Diao. Cherished grandfather of Abigail, Emily and Oscar. Dear brother of Joseph Vrtis, Tim Vrtis, Barbara Allerton, Jeff Vrtis, Mark Vrtis and the late Bill Vrtis and Bernice Vrtis. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Steve retired from the Chicago Police Department after 34 years of service. He loved running in marathons and really enjoyed outdoor activities--especially golfing and skiing. Visitation Monday, January 30, 2023 from 3-7 p.m. with a Funeral Service to follow at 7:00 p.m. at Colonial Chapel, 15525 S. 73rd Ave. (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem) Orland Park, IL. Interment private at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Steve to Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Foundation, 21301 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 320 PMB 226, Estero, FL 33928 Click here for online donation are appreciated.
Express your thoughts and services at 708-532-5400.

From the CPD Daily bulletin 27 January 2023.

Always Remembered!

James Monahan. . . . . . . . . . . 1895
John F. Schuetz. . . . . . . . . . . . 1919
Harry J. Busse. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1920
Louis C. Szewczyk. . . . . . . . . 1930


Passed away 23 January 2023 Civilian Joan Park, assigned to Training and Support Group.


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