Author: Kevin Music

Michael A. Prescaro

Michael A. Prescaro, age 64, of Hobart, passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021.

He was born November 27, 1956 in New Castle Pennsylvania to the (Late) Ronald A. Prescaro and Rose Marie Feola Prescaro.

Michael married Kimberly (nee Pfeiffer) Prescaro on October 27, 1979 in Calumet City, Illinois. He was a maintenance mechanic with a strong knowledge in automobiles. Mike was a member of First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana where he played clarinet in the church’s orchestra and recently started driving the church bus on Sundays. In his free time, Mike enjoyed playing his clarinet and working on his 1967 Ford Thunder Bird and going to numerous car shows.

Josephine A. Glorioso

Josephine Glorioso, loving aunt, age 82 of Valparaiso; formerly of Wanatah and Knox, passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.
Josephine is survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 25 years, John Glorioso; parents, Antonino and Josephine (Zito) DiFatta; sisters, Rose Virgo and Caroline Orlowski and brother Vincent DiFatta.

Robert A. Ulbrich

Robert A. Ulbrich, 74, passed away on September 2, 2021.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Ulbrich; mother, Arlene Ulbrich Stetson; brothers Larry Ulbrich and Dennis Ulbrich.

Survived by his sister Terry Davis – Florida; cousin Art and Terry Ulbrich; sister-in-law, Goodie Ulbrich; many nieces and nephews. Very special friends Karyl Mahler, Jeff, Princess Kaylee, Aiden, Jay Fleming. Best Buddies, Don Mahler Larry Cole, Tina and Jerry Williams.

Mildred Jagiella

Mildred (Millie) passed peacefully into eternity surrounded by her loving family. Surviving are her children: Diana (Charles Thorbjornsen), Justin (Bonnie), Monica (Mike Murphy), Thomas (Kathy); her sister Aldona Affleck, her beloved grandchildren: Kenny Thorbjornsen, Rachael Dougherty, Lauren Thorbjornsen, Brooke Morgan, Kodee Miroballi, Nick Jagiella, Matt Smederovac, Kate Jagiella, Marisa Hunt, John, Joseph, Jacob and Mary Kate Jagiella, and twelve great grandchildren.

Rose Alongi

Rose Alongi, age 95, of St. John, passed away June 28, 2021. She is survived by her loving daughter-in-law, Maureen Alongi, beloved dogs Lucy & Trixie. Dear Brother Salvatore (Margherita) Arena, Sicily. Dear nephews John (Domenica) Arena, Michael (Jennifer) Arena, John (Lillian) Arena, Joseph (LouAnn) Arena, Niece Pam Arena.
She was preceded in death by her husband Salvatore and her son Anthony “Tony,” parents Giovanni & Rosaria Arena. Brothers Sam (Josephine) Arena, Michael (Grace) Arena, sister Grazia (Rosario) Affrunti, Sicily. Niece Rose Arena. Beloved dog Annie.
Rose loved family and gardening. She was a 20-year employee of Arthur Weiner in Gary. She was born in Sicily and came to the use in 1970. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 2, 2021 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm with a Funeral Service at 12:00 pm. Entombment at Calumet Park Cemetery to follow service. Please call 219-736-5840 for more information.

Milan Ristic

Milan Ristic, age 67 of Crown Point passed away Monday, May 31, 2021. Milan was a parishioner of St Elijah Serbian Orthodox Church. He was a long time employee of Dawn Foods, Inc, with several years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents Zivorad and Desanka Ristic, and his beloved grandson Johnnie Ray Likes.

Milan is survived by his beloved children, Tomislav Ristic and Juliana (Shawn) Likes; four cherished grandchildren Nicholas Ristic, Milan, Angelia and Jakob Likes; former spouse Stamenka (Jasnic) Ristic; brother Zivadin (Nada) Ristic, nieces Olivera and Sladjana; and many other cousins, family members and friends both here and in Serbia.

Tonda Haywood

Tonda Shilaine Haywood, age 47, unexpectedly passed away on May 23, 2021. Tonda was the family comedian, the life of every party, constantly having everyone in stitches. She loved jammin to her music. She is going to be deeply missed by all who knew her.