Author: Marcia Ochoa

Ronald Mokol

Ronald Mokol often referred to as “Ron” or “Ronnie” by friends and family, age 75,
passed away peacefully May 8, 2022, after recent health issues. He was born on
January 6, 1947, in Gary, IN to Peter Mokol Sr. and Mary (Rado) Mokol. He attended
Gary Edison High school where he played football and wrestled. He was a veteran of
the United States Navy and worked as an Engineer for several railroads in Indiana,
Texas, and New York, retiring in Johnson City, NY where he passed away. As a young
father, Ronald coached little league baseball and football teams. He was an adventurer
who adored long road trips, spending time in nature, camping, rowing, swimming, and
fishing. His other hobbies included socializing with his friends and family, working on his
house, tending to his rose gardens, and helping others in need. He was a lover and a
fighter who helped others when necessary and defended those who needed it most. He
was strong, courageous, and loved with intent. He will be missed dearly.

Ronald is survived by his children: Ronald G. Mokol of Johnson City, NY, Robert
“Bobby” Mokol of Texas, Christine Eades of Gulf Shores, AL, Michael (Laura) Terek of
Schererville, IN, and Laura (Matt) Cler of Carmel, IN and numerous grandchildren,
nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his first wife, Judy Single, his fourth wife,
Terry Mokol, and his brothers Peter Mokol and Kenneth Mokol and his sisters Sue
Hammons, and Karen Foor.

Ronald was preceded in death by his father, Peter Mokol Sr. and mother, Mary (Rado)
Mokol, his son Robert Terek, his brothers Robert Rado and Michael Mokol, and his
other wives Vicky Manley and Carol Ralson.

Visitation with family and friends will be held at Calumet Park Chapel, 7535 W Taft St,
Merrillville, IN 46410 on Thursday, May 26, 2022, starting at 9:00 am with a memorial
service beginning at 10:00 am. Burial in the veteran’s section will follow at Calumet Park
Cemetery, 2305 W 73rd Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410. In lieu of flowers, donations can be
made to the family or to the Alliance for the Great Lakes at in
Ronald’s memory.

Isabel Vega

Isabel Vega, 98, recently of Lake Station, peacefully passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2022. She is survived by her beloved children: Eneida Batista, William (Patty) Vega, Milta Negron, Nancy (Steve) Hively, Jesse (Carmen) Vega, Jeannette Gonzales, and daughter-in-law Olivia Vega; many, many cherished grandchildren and great grandchildren, loving extended family; and dear friends. She is preceded in death by her sons: Jose and Antonio Vega; and son-in-law, Victor Negron. Isabel was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be truly missed by all whose lives she touched.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 18, 2022 at 6:00 PM at the Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, (7535 Taft Street Merrillville, IN) with visitation from 3:00 until time of service. Interment and graveside service on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at Calumet Park Cemetery. Any friends and family wishing to attend the burial service is asked to line up at the funeral chapel at 10:30 Am in preparation for procession to the cemetery. For information, call (219) 736-5840.

Philip J. Grenchik

Philip J. Grenchik, age 83 of Marina Shores, formerly of Ogden Dunes, Indiana passed away on March 30, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his daughter, Heidi Grenchik of Charleston, South Carolina and his son and daughter-in-law Philip J. Grenchik Jr. and Keeli Grenchik of Ogden Dunes, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Carol J. Grenchik on October 10, 2020.