Author: Kevin Music

Diana Alcocer

Diana “Di” Alcocer (Garcia), age 60, of Merrillville passed away Friday, January 21, 2022. Diana was preceded in death by her husband Jorge Alcocer Jr., her parents Manuel Garcia Sr. and Alicia Garcia, her brother Manuel Garcia Jr, and Gracia Garcia.

Diana is survived by her children, Jorge Alcocer III, Dana Alcocer (Randy Meredith), and Juan Carlos Alcocer; sisters: Maria Teneyuca (Pete- deceased), Esther Mitchell (Michael); brothers: Jaime Garcia (Celeste) Omar Garcia (Summer); grandchildren: E’von, Trevor, Antonio, Jasmine; beloved “next door” cousins and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Ernesto Ornelas

Ernesto Ornelas, age 57, unexpectedly passed away on January 17, 2022. Ernesto was a member of Local Union 81 for 31 years and was proud to serve on the executive board.
Ernesto is survived by his daughters: Selena and Angelina; brother, Andres Ornelas; sisters: Susana Ornelas, Esperanza (Miguel) Murrillo, Rosie (Dan) Rodriguez; many nieces and nephews; his go to person no matter what time of day or night, Danny Vargas.

Donna Yazel

Donna Mae (Auten) Yazel Age 77 passed away peacefully at 4 am January 6, 2022. embraced by her loving family. She was a devoted Catholic and often brought mass to her home, she enjoyed watching Joel Osteen on Sunday mornings. Donna was affiliated with The Arch Diocese of Gary, IN.

Mary E. Wilusz

Wilusz, Mary Ellen (White), 78 , passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on December 15, 2021.

She was born in Gary, Indiana in February of 1943. She attended Saint Joseph the Worker elementary school before graduating Lew Wallace High School in 1961.

Elbert Hurd

Castlewood, Virginia

Elbert Hurd, age 86, peacefully passed away on December 10, 2021.

Elbert is survived by, sons; Marvin (Cindy) Hurd, Charles Hurd, Roger Hurd, Jerry Hurd, Elbert (Christine) Hurd Jr., and Eddie Hurd: daughter, Linda Perry.