Category: Obituaries

Trajan Lozanoski

Trajan Lozanoski, age 82 of Cedar Lake, formerly Crown Point, passed away Friday, May 7, 2021. He was born July 23, 1938 at Crneec, Macedonia. He was a founding member of SS. Peter & Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral. Trajan emigrated to the United States in March 1962. He was a retired steelworker with 36 years of service at Inland Steel.

Trajan was preceded in death by parents Jordan and Luba; Brothers Dragi and George. Survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Pera (Ilievski); daughter Lena (Dragan) Kutanovski; Sons Tom (Valentina Parducci) & Paul (Mary Whitingham). 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; siblings Patsy (Metodija Petrushevski), Zagorka (Vanco Gagovski), and brother Chris(Sabrina Cermak)

He passed away peacefully after a short illness and fought valiantly. He will be missed by many because of his cheerful disposition. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved gardening and socializing with friends. He actively helped and supported His church. May his memory be eternal .

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, May 13, 2021 at the SS Peter & Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral, 9600 Broadway, Crown Point at 11am with Rev Georgij Gligorov and Rev Aleksandar Mitrov officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:30 prior to the funeral service. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Providence Hospice, 8929 Broadway, Merrillville, IN www.providencelifeservices.com

For further information please call Mileva or David at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel 219-736-5840

Sabino Rodriguez

Sabino Rodriguez, 85, of Valparaiso, IN passed away May 3, 2021. Sabino was born to Juan and Manuela Rodriguez on August 24, 1935 in Argentina. He came to America and worked as a Bricklayer for Local 6 for over 60 years and was a member of the Spanish Society for 50 years.

Salvador G. Zepeda

Salvador Galvez Zepeda, age 60, of Porter passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021. Salvador was employed at US Steel as a Systems Repairman. He left behind his loving wife of 24 years, Leticia Zepeda; siblings, Luis (Angelica), Josephina (Nicolas), Maria (Luis), Amalia (Raul), Alexandro (Leticia), Cecilia (Alexandro), David (Vicky); and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.

Preceded in death by his parents Luis and Maria Zepeda; uncles Franciscan-Alexandro Galvez Zepeda, Priest-Salvador Galvez Zepeda, Leopoldo Galvez Zepeda; and brother-in-law, Francisco J. Chavez.

Salvador was a generous man and was known for always giving to the less fortunate. He loved to donate to the poor children, charities and was very giving to his family and loved ones. He enjoyed working with computers. He liked to take them apart and rebuild them or find out what was not running correctly and fix them. He also loved building and wood working. He will be missed by so many that knew him. He will be in our memories and in our heart’s forever.

Memorial visitation will be held on Friday, May 7, 2021 from 3:00pm – 7:00pm at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (370 N. County Line Rd. Hobart IN 46342) with a service at 6:00pm. Father ______________________________ officiating. For further information please call 219-940-3791.

Garland L. Tanner

Garland Tanner, age 85, of Lake Station, passed away on April 30, 2021. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife, Ida Mae; son, John, 3 grandsons; 2 granddaughters; several siblings and other relatives.
Garland is survived by his children, Carl, SueAnn, Mary Lou, Loren, and Larry; siblings, Juanita, Rebekah, Stella, Georgetta, David, and Tommy; several grandchildren, great- grandchildren, great-great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
He retired from US Steel and he just enjoyed drinking his coffee and socializing with just about anyone he crossed paths with. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him and we will cherish our memories of him for a lifetime.
Visitation will be held Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 2:00- 6:00 pm with a service at 5:30pm. at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel ( 370 N. County Line Rd Hobart IN 46342) Pastor Charles Strietelmeier officiating.For further information please call 219-940-3791

Eugene Bobby Louthan

Eugene Louthan, age 86, peacefully passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2021. Eugene proudly served for the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Eugene had a passion for fixing tractors and snowmobiles.
Eugene is survived by his children: Kevin (Kimberly) Louthan, Greg (Tina) Louthan and Mitchell (Janet) Louthan; grandchildren: Jon, Amber Lee, Cameron, Brooke, Kiley, Ariana, Olivia, Kaydence and Kaitlynn.
Preceed in death by his loving wife Betty; son, Brian.
Friends may meet with the family Friday, April 30, 2021 from 4-8 PM at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel 370 N. County Line Road, Hobart, IN. Military honors at 7:30 PM.

David J. Rossa

avid Jeffrey Rossa, 53 of Merrillville, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 23, 2021. David was born on February 6, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois to Wallace and Leta (Stover) Rossa. David was the beloved husband to Rose (Rodriguez) Rossa and oldest brother to Dennis (Jody) Rossa and Christy (Kevin) Meyer. He was the “funkle” to Emma and Evelyn Meyer, and he was an adored step-father to Vanessa (Gomez) Ely and her husband Sam Ely. He is reunited in Heaven with his much-loved parents and three miniature Schnauzers.

David was a 20+ year employee of Southwest Airlines where he was able to bring his sense of humor to a captive audience of countless, unassuming passengers and co-workers.

David was known for his love of God, family, friends, fantasy football, and all things Purdue University. He was happiest when he was with his wife, reading his daily devotions, working in his garden, or landscaping. David brought a love of life and the ability to tell great stories (many of them made-up to the delight of his nieces). His voicemail greetings and Facebook posts were those of legend, especially when joking about his parents’ retirement community and sharing hilarious interactions about his wife, nieces, or sister. He was devoted to his Rossa-Meyer-Ely family and they will greatly miss the dinners, Christmas gag gifts, and Scrabble games. But most of all, they will miss David’s presence in their lives.

David’s Memorial & Service
A memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, May 2, from 2:00 pm – until the time of service at 4:00 pm at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, Indiana 46410) Pastor Ryon Adcock officiating. Face masks are requested during the full time of both the memorial visitation and service. For further information please call 219-736-5840.

avid Jeffrey Rossa, 53 of Merrillville, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 23, 2021. David was born on February 6, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois to Wallace and Leta (Stover) Rossa. David was the beloved husband to Rose (Rodriguez) Rossa and oldest brother to Dennis (Jody) Rossa and Christy (Kevin) Meyer. He was the “funkle” to Emma and Evelyn Meyer, and he was an adored step-father to Vanessa (Gomez) Ely and her husband Sam Ely. He is reunited in Heaven with his much-loved parents and three miniature Schnauzers.

David was a 20+ year employee of Southwest Airlines where he was able to bring his sense of humor to a captive audience of countless, unassuming passengers and co-workers.

David was known for his love of God, family, friends, fantasy football, and all things Purdue University. He was happiest when he was with his wife, reading his daily devotions, working in his garden, or landscaping. David brought a love of life and the ability to tell great stories (many of them made-up to the delight of his nieces). His voicemail greetings and Facebook posts were those of legend, especially when joking about his parents’ retirement community and sharing hilarious interactions about his wife, nieces, or sister. He was devoted to his Rossa-Meyer-Ely family and they will greatly miss the dinners, Christmas gag gifts, and Scrabble games. But most of all, they will miss David’s presence in their lives.

David’s Memorial & Service
A memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, May 2, from 2:00 pm – until the time of service at 4:00 pm at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, Indiana 46410) Pastor R