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Joseph S. Farrell, of Chicago, was born on February 1, 1970, in Chicago, to Neal and Barbara (nee Kuhn) Farrell. He passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Glenview.

Joe graduated from St. Viator High School in 1988. He then received his degree in accounting from Marquette University in 1992, and his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in 1995. Joe practiced law in Chicago for the past 19 years, working at Weiss & Block Chartered, Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC and Access Group, and was a well-respected transactional attorney.

Joseph is survived by his wife, Kristen (nee Benedict); his daughters, Caroline, Katlin and Lauren Farrell; his mother; his sisters, Anne (John) McKay, Susan Farrell, Karen (Dave) Regan and Kathleen (TJ) Perreault; and his three nieces and 11 nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. Joe will be greatly missed and forever remembered by all who knew him.

Services have been held. Condolences can be given at or 847-253-0168.

Brooke Whitted
Brooke Whitted
We are terribly saddened to report that our friend and colleague, Brooke Whitted, passed away Sunday, July 27th. He was a partner in the Northbrook law firm of Whitted Takiff + Hansen, LLC.

Brooke made thousands of lives better for more than four decades as a probation officer, a lawyer, and a friend to many. He was one of the most caring individuals we have known. Brooke spent his life using his creative mind and positive energy to help others. He saved children’s lives by getting them the services they needed and helped school districts develop and implement child-focused educational practices. Brooke helped plan and create schools that have helped multitudes, and that will continue to help children and their families far into the future.

Brooke’s legacy is immense. He was a wonderful, warm and powerful force, who helped families in some of their darkest times.

He will be missed.

A memorial reception celebrating Brooke Whitted’s life will be held at Westmoreland Country Club on Saturday, August 16th from 2-5 p.m.

Westmoreland Country Club
2601 Old Glenview Road
Wilmette, Illinois 60091

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to:

The HIGASHI HONGANJI Buddhist temple

505 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 or

The Leslie Shankman School Corporation

6254 S. Ellis Avenue; Chicago, Illinois 60637

Stanley J. Roszkowski, 91, former district judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, passed away on July 7 in Rockford.

On July 19, 1977, President Jimmy Carter nominated him to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Judge Roszkowski initially was assigned to hear cases in Chicago, where he served full time for seven years, while also hearing cases part time in Rockford.

He advocated for a permanent court in Rockford. On November 1, 1984, Judge Roszkowski was assigned as the first full time District Court Judge in the Western Division. He served in the Western Division until his retirement in 1988.

In 2009, Senator Richard J. Durbin introduced legislation to name the United States Courthouse in Rockford, then under construction, for Judge Roszkowski. The legislation became Public Law 111-14 when President Obama signed the bill into law on April 23, 2009. The Stanley J. Roszkowski U.S. Courthouse was officially opened and dedicated on October 29, 2011.

Chief Judge Ruben Castillo said, “Judge Roszkowski was an outstanding jurist and a wonderful colleague. Stan was a true American hero and patriot who served his country admirably in World War II as a member of the Air Force. He flew numerous combat missions over Europe in the infamous Flying Fortress Bomber Squads. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Roszkowski was one of Rockford’s premier trial attorneys. We will miss him greatly, and our hearts go out to his entire family.”

Hon. Raymond J. Conklin
Hon. Raymond J. Conklin
The Honorable Raymond J. Conklin, 64, of Moline, gourmet chef, bread baker extraordinaire and master gardener, died July 4, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his family, after living for nine months with Stage IV cancer.

Raymond James Conklin was born Sept. 17, 1949, in Rockford, Ill., to Raymond and Doral (Oskins) Conklin. On Sept. 13, 1986, in Davenport, he married Renee Fallow, who survives.

Ray attended St. Olaf College, Minnesota, and received his undergraduate degree and Juris Doctorate from University of Iowa, Iowa City, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He was very proud of the fact that he only missed one point on his LSAT exam to get into law school. He was a partner at Robertson & Conklin Law Offices for many years. In 2004, he was appointed Associate Judge to the 14th Judicial Circuit Court, State of Illinois. He also was appointed to the Illinois Special Supreme Court Advisory Committee for Justice & Mental Health Planning. He held memberships in the Illinois Judges Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Rock Island County Bar Association and Illinois Association of Drug Court Professionals.

Throughout Ray’s life, he was a champion of social justice in both his career as a judge, and his personal life, where he focused on helping those without a voice. He was the first judge and co-founder of Rock Island County Mental Health Court, and believed that an integrated approach combining the justice system with mental health services was the key to reducing repeat offenders with mental illnesses.

John "Jack" C. Doyle, 81, of Western Springs has passed away.

A true son of the South Side and proud alum of St. Dorothy's ('47), De LaSalle H.S. ('51), St. Mary's College ('57), and DePaul Law School ('62). Returning from U.S. Army duty overseas, Jack obtained his law degree at night, going on to lead the only law firm he ever worked for, mentoring a number of loyal and appreciative young lawyers along the way. A long time Beverly resident and St Barnabas parishioner, Jack loved his community and served it in a number of roles. His heart was also in Twin Lakes, Michigan, where he spent 43 fun-filled summers with family and friends.

Our Dad was blessed with a very special group of friends and loved to share laughter and good times. He placed family above all and his love, courage and selflessness was on display until the end.

Beloved husband of Mary (nee McHugh); loving father of Sean (Margie), Marty (Courtney), Kathy (Kevin) Cooney, Julie (Greg) Johnson, Neil (Joanie) and the late Mary Therese; loving grandfather of John, Packy, Tara, Brian, Colin, Kevin, Jack, Danny, Maeve, Liam, Lally, Matt, Jacquelyn, Caroline, Brendan, Davoren, Hayden and Declan; son of the late John and Alice Doyle; fond brother of the late Alice (Burke); uncle of many nieces and nephews.

William H. Luking
William H. Luking
William H. Luking, legislative advisor to mayors, governors, legislators, and countless clients, died June 12, 2014, of natural causes. He was 66.

Luking was born Aug. 7, 1947, in Connersville, Ind., to Lowell and Elizabeth McCarthy Luking. The eldest of nine children, he is survived by siblings: Mary Anne Morris, Beth Luking, Meg Luking, Gene Luking, Joe Luking, Charlene Wood, Laura Jamison, and Rosemary Card.

For the last several years, Luking enjoyed spending time with his close companion, Claire Manning.

A 1965 graduate of Connersville High School, he graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 1969 and in 1972 from Northwestern University Law School, where he was an editor for the prestigious criminal law journal. Luking held a commission as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves.

Marvin Andich
Marvin Andich
Marvin S. Andich, 92, of Rock Island, died Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Silver Cross Nursing Center, Rock Island.

Funeral services are 3 p.m. Tuesday at Congregation Beth Israel at the Tri City Jewish Center, Rock Island. Burial is in the Hebrew Cemetery, Rock Island. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, is assisting the family. Memorials may be made to the Congregation Beth Israel, the Jewish Federation of the Quad-Cities or to the American Cancer Society/Relay for Life — Marla's Marvels' Team.

Marvin S. Andich was born Jan. 5, 1922, in Rock Island, a son of Louis and Sadie Pollack Andich. He married Beverly A. Shapiro on May 27, 1948, in Davenport. She died Jan. 22, 2013.

Marvin graduated from Rock Island High School and Augustana College. He received his juris doctorate from the University of Iowa School of Law. He practiced law in Rock Island for almost 60 years at the law firm of Andich and Andich. In early years, he served as a hearing officer for the Illinois Department of Revenue and in later years served as an Assistant Illinois Attorney General. Marvin also owned with his late brothers the Readmore Book World stores in Rock Island and Moline, as well as the Andich Brothers News Agency.

Charles Hendrix
Charles Hendrix
Charles Wade "Chuck" Hendrix, 94, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, passed away at his home in Champaign on Sunday, June 8, 2014.

He was born in Danville on Aug. 13, 1919, to Charles and Maude Hendrix.

Chuck was a young Army officer at the beginning of World War II when he met a beautiful Army nurse, Adeline Dorothy Jablonski, in Brownwood, Texas. Soon after, they both shipped overseas to the European Theater, where Chuck served with the 25th Calvary Reconnaissance Squadron, 4th Armored Division, and Adeline with the 32nd General Hospital. They courted and became engaged in England and were married on June 30, 1945, in Aachen, Germany. His wife survives.

Also surviving are his daughters, Patricia H. Chicoine (Jim Sczudlo) of Houston and Adele M. Hendrix (Jerry Rietveld) of Northfield; three grandchildren, Jason S. Chicoine (Julie) of Chaska, Minn., and Katrina Rietveld and Irena Rietveld, both of Northfield; one step-grandson, James P. Sczudlo of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and two great grandchildren, Lexi Chicoine and Bailey Chicoine of Chaska. Chuck also is survived by his brother, Dr. J.W. Hendrix (Mary) of Kalamazoo, Mich.; his daughter-in-law, Thavil Hendrix of West Richland, Wash.; a niece; and five nephews.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Virginia J. Hendrix; and his son, Charles E. Hendrix.

Tom Meyer
Tom Meyer
Thomas O. Meyer, 63, of Rockford died Saturday, May 24, 2014 at home with his wife, Lydia, by his side holding his hand. Tom fought a six year battle with cancer, which he tackled with unbelievable strength and courage. He was born March 5, 1951 in Rockford, IL to Eugene and Ellen (Roland) Meyer. He married the love of his life, Lydia Salucka Lindstrom, on February 6, 1993 in Rockford, Illinois. He was a member of Rockford Country Club and Winnebago County Bar Association.

Tom graduated from Auburn High School, Illinois State University and John Marshal Law School. He practiced law for 38 years with several partners—all of whom remained friends long after their law partnerships dissolved---including Tom Nash, Gordy Ring, Barney Natale and Tim Horning. He assisted thousands of friends, family and clients in his practice of law; and had the honor and pleasure of practicing law with his son, Nick, for five years.

Leonard F. Sacks, 73, of Bourbonnais, passed away Tuesday (May 20, 2014) at his home. He was born April 7, 1941, in Chicago, the son of Israel and Edith (Lichtenstein) Sacks. Leonard married Judith Madill on Aug. 15, 1965, in Cocoa Beach, Fla. He was a longtime area attorney for more than 46 years.

Surviving are his wife, of Bourbonnais; two sons, Eric (Denise) Sacks, of Oak Park, and David (Jennifer) Sacks, of Bourbonnais. He is also survived by one daughter, Rebecca McKinney, of Oak Park, along with grandchildren, Leah, Abigale, Finnegan, Julie Anne, Nathan, Allison, Harper and Lillian.

Leonard was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Joyce Edelstein.

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