Author: Kevin Music

Jerome N. Poradzisz

Jerome Poradzisz, of Valparaiso, passed away on October 13, 2020 at the age of 75. He is survived by his loving children: Cynthia Varga, Janeen (John) Zandarski, Jerome Poradzisz, and Jeffrey (Lisa) Poradzisz; 8 grandchildren; 4 beloved siblings; and many beloved nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his cherished wife of 47 years, Lillian; and his parents, Joseph and Emily.

Daryl Johnson

Mr. Daryl Victor Johnson was born on December 13, 1950 in East Chicago, Indiana to the late Johnny Lee Johnson and Johnny Kate Pollard. He confessed Christ at an early age, but rededicated his life to Christ in 2010, and joined Embassies of Christ Church where he served on various committees.

Jose Vega Sr.

LAKE STATION, IN – Jose Vega Sr., 74, of Lake Station, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. He is survived by his beloved mother, Isabel; loving wife, Maria Olivia; son, Jose Vega Jr. (Rachel); daughters: Orlett and Eliza (Michael) del Toro as well as the mother of his girls, Sonia Apante. He is also survived by his cherished granddaughter, Victoria and treasured great grandchildren, Issac and Isabella; brothers: William (Patty) and Jesse (Carmen); sisters: Eneida (Freddy), Milta (late Victor), Nancy (Steve), Jeannette (late Matt); as well as many extended family and friends.

Smilja Stosic

It is with great heartache and a forver loss, of our beloved wife, mother and grandmother Smilja Stosic. Smilja was born April 16, 1940 in Serbia. She and her husband Radoljub came to Chicago in 1967. She was an amazing mother to her daughter, Tanja Stosic-Latinovich. Smilja has devoted her life to her family, cooking and preparing traditional Serbian meals. She has taught many young ladies, Serbian traditional cooking.

Leon Ort

Leon “Lonny” Frederick Ort, 76, of Miller Beach, IN passed away on June 27, 2020. Leon was born on July 24, 1943 in Washington, DC to W. Frederick Ort, M.D. and Ellen Schwenk Ort. He leaves behind his sisters, Marla (Joseph) Schneider; Lauren (Michael) Ondra; Diane (Charles) Schaffer; stepdaughter-in-law Cheri Marquiss; and many nieces, nephews and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother Anna Ort; his wife Diane (nee Kiel), who passed in 2007; and his stepson Jeffrey Marquiss.

Alice Johnson

Alice Lorraine Johnson of Merrillville, Indiana passed away peacefully on June 23, 2020, at the age of 77. She was born on December 31, 1942 in Hazard, Kentucky. She is preceded in death by her parents Charles and Frances Johnson and her beloved sister, Nancy Hollandsworth. Alice is survived by her four nieces and nephews. Michelle Hollandsworth, Marc Hollandsworth (Fiancée Rebecca Short), Melinda (William) Rolle, Don (Vanessa) Hollandsworth. She is also survived by five great nieces and nephews. Wayne Garrett, Madison Rolle, Mackenzie Rolle, Katie Bishop and Isabella Hollandsworth. Along with special family member David Garrett.