Cardinal Francis George, OMI, 78
CHICAGO--Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago, who led 2.3 million Catholics in Chicago, passed away on April 17 after his battle with cancer. He was 78. After formally retiring last November, he was succeded by Archbishop Blase Cupich.
Cardinal George was a staunch opponent of Obamacare, concerned that the health insurance plan would use taxpayer money to fund abortion. He opposed the legalization of same-sex marriage. On the issue of clerical sexual abuse, he insisted on zero tolerance.
Cardinal George was the eighth Archbishop of Chicago, (1997-2014); served as Bishop of Yakima (1990-1996) and Archbishop of Portland, Oregon (1996-1997). He was created a cardinal by Pope John Paul II in 1998. He was a member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. He served as president of the United States Conference Of Catholic Bishops from 2007 to 2010.
Here in Chicago, the Cardinal visited every corner of the Archdiocese, talking with the faithful and bringing kindness to every interaction. He pursued an overfull schedule-- always choosing the church over his own comfort and the people over his own needs.
Corazon Garcia Natividad, 88 of Glendale Heights, passed away on March 27.
She was born September 12, 1926 in the Philippines to the late Servulo and Zoila (nee Sangalang) Garcia. Corazon was the wife of the late Achilles H. Natividad; mother of Manuel (Rita), Veronica (Ernie), Violeta (Bill), Marc (Maria), Joey (Terri), Maria (Alex), Martin and Cris (Ernie);grandmother of 19 and great-grandmother of 10. Visitation was Cypress Funeral Home. Interment at Maryhill Cemetery.
Milagros Dominguez of Niles, IL passed away on March 24. She was 86 years old. Wake was held at Colonial Wojciechowski Funeral Home. Funeral was at Our Lady of Ransom Church.
Pablo Agno of Chicago passed away on April 13 at the age of 87. His wake was held at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home. Funeral mass was held at Queen of All Saints Basilica, in Chicago. Interment at Maryhill Cemetery.
Senen De Gala passed away on April 22. He was 59. He is survived by his wife Odette, son Julius, daughter-in-law Josette and grandson Jayden. He worked as a businessman. He was a past president of the Jaycees in the Philippines.
He was the sibling of Ed (Redem), Aida (Francis), Edna (Robert), Albert (Rowena), Sylvia (Dick), Francis, and Ferdie. Visitation was held in Candelaria, Quezon.
Hulpiana Rico Cudanes passed away on March 30. She was 96 years old.
She was predeceased by her husband Wendalino Cudanes; was the mother of Edmundo (Renata) Cudanes, Encarnita (Joseph) Gonzales and Merlyn (Aquilino) Javier; grandmother of Joen (Felino), Joby (Cheryl), James, Clarence (Marion), Pearl (David), Elizabeth (Mark), Edmund (June), Angeli (Alan) and Candice. She was the great grandmother of Mae, Chris, Isaiah, Kayla, Ethan, Adelyse, Amelia, Isidra, Olivia, Noah, Manny, Ben and Marebelle.
Wake and memorial service was held at Lawn Funeral Home in Tinley Park. Interment at Arlington Cemetery.
Corazon M. Ranola passed away on April 13. She was a resident of Morton Grove, Illinois. She is survived by her husband Rey and two sons Bill and Henry. Wake was held at Simkins Funeral Home . Funeral mass held at St. Martha Church. Interment at Maryhill Cemetery.
Carlos de Leon Jr., age 86, of Skokie, died on April 3 at Skokie Hospital. Mr. de Leon was a retired Mechanical Engineer.
He is survived by his wife, Elsie, ; survived by children, Jemima, Jacqueline, Joy, Jeanette and Joanne; and grandchildren.
Wake was held at Haben Funeral Home.