Category: Obituaries

Phoebe Pauley

Phoebe Pauley, age 78, peacefully passed away with her loving family by her side on Sunday, September 15, 2019. Phoebe loved the summertime where she could sit out on her porch swing and listen to her wind chimes. Phoebe is survived by her daughter, Angela (Dale) Lawson of Dennison, Illinois; son, Ralph Pauley of Gary, Indiana; 3 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; sisters, Ollie Prichard of Logan, West Virginia, Barbara Vanhuss of Clinton, Tennesee, Betty Tolar of Lexington, North Carolina,

Della G. Rodman

Gerry Rodman, age 83, passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019. She is survived by her brother: James (late Jacqueline) Rodman; nephew, James (Pamela) Rodman, Jr.; niece, Kristin Rodman; great nephew, Nathaniel Baker; great nieces: Emily Rodman and Amy Rodman. Gerry is also survived by many dear cousins. Preceded in death by her parents: James and Mary Rodman. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Michael Podsiadlik

Michael Podsiadlik, 53, of Merrillville, passed away on September 13, 2019.

He is survived by his Mother Mary Podsiadlik and brother Vincent Podsiadlik.

He Is precede in death by his father Frank Podsiadlik and brother Mark Podsiadlik.

Michael was a truck driver for ABF trucking company. He truly loved his friends and family and enjoyed spending time with them. He also loved collecting classic cars and his cat “Remi”

Michael will be greatly missed. .

Memorial visitation will be held on Thursday September 19, 2019 from 4-8p.m. with a chapel service @7 p.m. at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel )7535 Taft st Merrrillville IN) Pastor John Starr officiating.

Flora “Tommy” Kelly

Flora “ Tommy” Kelly, 86,of Black Oak, formerly of Haleyville Alabama,passed away September 13, 2019.

She is survived by her children Ann Steapleton (Bill), Randy Kelley (Sandy), Sherry Ward, Lonnie Kelly, and Scott Kelly (Rondy); many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister and brothers.

She loved going to breakfast at the Eagles. She enjoyed dancing and writing music. She also loved her visitors especially her grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 7 p.m .at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel ( 7535 Taft St, Merrillville IN). Pastor John Starr officiating Friends are invited to visit with the family on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 4-8 p.m. Private family interment.

Gerald “Jerry” Montasiewicz

Gerald Montasiewicz, age 81, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, September 12, 2019. He is survived by his children: Dr. Jessie Lopez, Catherine (Jeff) Lacoss, and Rick Montasiewicz; grandchildren: Robbie, Tia, Mara, Jesse (Amber) Lopez, Rick and Ashley Montasiewicz, Ken (Missy) and Tim Tucker, and Evan Lacoss; great grandchildren: Mason, Catalina, Zanden, Clemente, Cyrus, Geri, and Stella; special friends: Rob and Sandy Dinsmore, Sunny Darmon, and Louie Grahovac.

Slobodan Djinovich

Slobodan Djinovic, age 77, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sept 12, 2019. He was born in Bare, Kraljske, Crna Gora on February 2, 1942. He came to America in 1975 and was an active member of St Sava Serbian Orthodox Church. He retired from US Steel and Ritter Engineering after several years of service.

Miguel Ramos

Miguel Ramos, of Portage, age 72, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019. Miguel is survived by his beloved children: Joan Austgen, Myra Diaz, Andrea Ramos , Lisa Ramos-Zahrn (John ) , and Alex (Sarah) Ramos; grandchildren, Damon, Isabella, and Alyssa Callahan, Cedric and Chloe Ramos;

Joseph C. Piazza

Joseph Carl Piazza, age 65, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. He was a long-time resident of Portage, and was also a member of the Carpenter’s Local 1005 in Merrillville.
He is survived by four daughters: Michelle, Patti, Cindy and Kimberly – all of Colorado; and brothers: Doug, Chris (Cathy), and Tim (Angela).
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph M. and Dorothy Piazza.
Joe will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Mark DeLong

Mark E. DeLong, of Gary, passed away unexpectedly at home at the age of 54. He is survived by his parents: Donald (Joyce Murray) and Theresa Henke; his sisters: Debbie, Christine, Brenda and Donna; stepbrother: Timothy Murray; two children, and many loving uncles, aunts, extended family members and friends.
Mark will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
A graveside service is planned for Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Calumet Park Cemetery. Line up for procession to the cemetery will be at Rendina Funeral Home, 5100 Cleveland Street, Gary, at 9:30 A.M.