Category: Hobart/Portage Obituaries

Danny Garibay

Danny Garibay, age 59, of Portage passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2021 with his family by his side.
Danny is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Debbie; children, Susana (Joe Feliciano) Garibay and Michael “Rocky” (Mary) Garibay; grandchildren, Vic Neville Garibay and Lincoln Arlo Garibay; mother and step-father, Gloria and Larry White; step-grandchildren, Elly and Bannon; siblings Pete (Leoda) Soria Jr., Gary Soria, Penny ( Dave ) Moore, Nina Soria, and Cynthia (Joe) Rodriguez; step siblings, Lorna (Pete) Fotinos and Russell (Kari) White; Many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who will dearly miss him.
Danny is preceded in death by his father, Armando Garibay
Danny started his youth as an active young boy in Gary, Indiana. You would find him frequently playing baseball with the neighboring kids. In high school he developed a love for carpentry which would become his future career. Later he joined the Marines for a faithful four years where he learned discipline and camaraderie. He took that discipline and applied it to the gym where he went to at least six days a week. He loved Chicago sports teams with the Cubs being his number one favorite. He had a passion for fixing up classic cars and taking them to car shows, earning many trophies. He was best known from his 4th of July celebrations. He would bring family and friends to his home and put on a firework show that some would say rivaled even the big time shows. Most of all, he loved spending quality time with his grandson Vic (papa coco). Above all, he was a loving son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather.

Funeral Service will be held 11 AM on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, directly at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel with Rev. Lourdu Pasala officiating.
Friends may meet with the family from 4-8 PM on Monday, March 22, 2021 at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel 370 N County Line Road, Hobart IN. Prayer Service at 6 PM.
Interment at Calvary Cemetery

Brett R. Moreland “Bruno”

Brett R. Moreland “Bruno”

Heaven has gained another angel. On March 11, 2021 Bruno was called home to be with our Heavenly Father. He was a husband, father, grandfather, brother, funeral director, professional ball buster and friend. An amazing man who loved his family fiercely. He never met a stranger and made everyone his friend, even if they just met. His loyalty and love can not be measured. There is no way of truly knowing how many lives Bruno has touched in his 58 years on this Earth, but we do know he will never be forgotten. He was so many things to so many people. His memory will forever live on in those who loved him. He is survived by his best friend, soulmate and wife Roberta, loving children Taylor (Patrick), Tess (fiancé Kodiak) and Cory, cherished granddaughter Bailey, dear sister Lisa (Leonard), sweet Aunt Jeri, loyal mother-in-law Cheryl Jean, the mother of his children and friend Sandra Lee, loving “clowns” (his brothers and sisters in-laws), countless nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. We invite you to celebrate Bruno’s life on Tuesday, March 16 at 6pm, with a visitation from 2pm until 8pm at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel 370 N. County Line Road, Hobart, IN. In lieu of flowers contributions to Light of Life Worship Center 4901 E. 28th Ave. Lake Station, IN 46405 are appreciated. To keep everyone safe the family has asked everyone to please wear their masks.

Gwendolyn Jean Clapp

GWENDOLYN JEAN CLAPP (JOHNSTON)
December 19, 1941 – February 20, 2021

Gwendolyn Jean Clapp, age 79, of Portage, went home to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Saturday,
February 20, 2021, where she was reunited with her beloved husband and soulmate, Dale V. Clapp. She
was preceded in death by her parents; Burton and Hannah; stepfather, Arthur Crisman, and best friend,
Judy Cooley.

Gwen graduated from Gary Emerson High School. She went on to become a beautician and was
employed at Mary’s Beauty Salon in Portage, Indiana for over 25 years. Gwen was a member of
Augustana Lutheran Church where she married the love of her life on December 17, 1960.

Gwen battled heart failure and many other health issues bravely and gallantly over the past 30 years.
She fought tirelessly and was determined to remain independent at home with her two best friends, her
dogs, Rowdy and Roxie.

Gwen bowled and golfed in leagues for many years. She was an avid animal lover who donated to many
different animal organizations. She loved traveling and enjoyed spending time in Florida. She loved
being with her children and grandchildren and especially enjoyed and looked forward to attending the
many sporting events, musical concerts, and any other activities her children and grandchildren were
involved in. Her family was her life.

She is survived by her three children; Dale (Lynn) Clapp, Tammy (Tim) Pivarnik, and Douglas Clapp. Six
grandchildren; Dale (Rebecca) Clapp, Kelly (Scott) Hutchins, Tara Villarreal, Jakob Clapp, Keighly Clapp,
and Cara (Cory) Grinnell. Two great-grandchildren; Alan and Adam Moore, and Betty Widelski, a very
special cousin who was like a sister to her.

Gwen touched the hearts of so many people and she will be deeply missed. She leaves behind
memories that will be forever etched in our hearts.

Family and Friends are invited to visit with the immediate family on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from
5PM until the time of the service at 7PM at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (370 N. County Line Rd. Hobart,
IN) with Pastor Charles Strietelmeier officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to ASPCA (secure.aspca.org) or the Valparaiso VNA (Hospice).

Ruark H. MacArthur

Ruark “Mack” MacArthur, of Portage, formerly of Virginia Beach, Virginia, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2021.

He was a member of the F.O.P (Fraternal Order of Police).

He is survived by his mother, Jaie MacArthur; brothers, Adam and Garth MacArthur and so many very special friends.

Ruark enjoyed sports, especially the Chicago Bears and Notre Dame. He also loved shooting and was very masterful at it. He was also an American History buff. He was such a pleasure to be around and will be so deeply missed by all that knew him. His memories will forever be in our hearts.

Friends are invited to visit with the family on Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm with a funeral service beginning at 5:30pm Pastor Dana Cagle officiating at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (370 N. County Line Rd. Hobart IN)

For further information please call 219-940-3791
Ruark “Mack” MacArthur, of Portage, formerly of Virginia Beach, Virginia, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2021.

He was a member of the F.O.P (Fraternal Order of Police).

He is survived by his mother, Jaie MacArthur; brothers, Adam and Garth MacArthur and so many very special friends.

Ruark enjoyed sports, especially the Chicago Bears and Notre Dame. He also loved shooting and was very masterful at it. He was also an American History buff. He was such a pleasure to be around and will be so deeply missed by all that knew him. His memories will forever be in our hearts.

Friends are invited to visit with the family on Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm with a funeral service beginning at 5:30pm Pastor Dana Cagle officiating at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (370 N. County Line Rd. Hobart IN)

For further information please call 219-940-3791

Rogelia Alicea

Rogelia Alicea, age 90, of Portage, passed away surrounded by loved ones on February 1, 2021.  

Rogelia was an elegant woman and was devoted to God, her husband, her children, and her grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting, and conversation. Rogelia took pride in her family and made all that knew her feel special.  

Rogelia is preceded in death by her parents, Hilario and Teotista DeLeon; brothers and one sister. 

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Agripino Alicea; loving children, Rolando (Angela) Alicea, Mary Alicea Davis, Noel (Evelyn) Alicea, Sandra (Alfred) Cruz and Brenda Alicea; siblings, Santos De Leon, Damain De Leon and Victor De Leon; Numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren.  

Rogelia will be greatly missed by so many that knew her. Her memories will forever be etched in our hearts.  

Private funeral Mass will be held for immediate family. Funeral arrangements entrusted with Calumet Park Funeral Chapel Hobart/Portage. In lieu of flowers please donate to St. Jude  https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html.  For further information please call 219-940-3791 

Shawn Hoover

Shawn M. Hoover, age 52, of Hobart, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce in Lake Station and a member of the Habitat for Humanity.
Shawn was preceded in death by his father, Mark Schest.
He is survived by his loving wife, Camille Hoover; mother, Rosemary Schest; daughter, Miranda (Randy Jr.) Wilkening; granddaughter, Lydia Wilkening; siblings, Traci McKinney and Robert (Lisa) Hoover; nieces and nephews, Alan (Lisa) Turich, Amanda Turich, Richard Turich, Joshua Hoover, Cortni McKinney and Tyler McKinney; great nephews, Alan Turich III, Kai Turich and Kalem McKinney.
Shawn enjoyed fishing and hunting in his spa

Jack Blanton

Jack Blanton, age 74, of Hammond IN, passed away suddenly on Friday, January 1, 2021.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Elanda and numerous brother and sisters.

He is survived by his three daughters, one son, numerous grandchildren and grand-dogs

Jack never met a stranger and he will be missed by all that knew him.

Funeral services entrusted with Calumet Park Funeral Chapel Hobart IN.

Conrad Villanueva

Conrad Villanueva, age 74, of Hobart, formerly of Merrillville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 3, 2020. He was a member of Our Lady Consolation Parish in Merrillville and an active member of DAV (Disabled American Veterans) of Valparaiso.

Conrad was preceded in death by his parents Salvador and Soledad Villanueva; and siblings, Lucy Silva, Paul Villanueva, and Rebecca Villanueva.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Rosa Villanueva; children, Mary Ann (Chris) Brandly, Conrad (Marivelle) Villanueva, and Michael Villanueva (Rainie); grandchildren, Miranda and Marissa Brandly, Gavin, Layla, and Ava Villanueva, Jonathan (Angelique), Ariana, and Amiah Villanueva; siblings, Carlos (Barbara) Sanchez, Nicholas Villanueva, Carmen Schimke, Lydia Jane Stamate, Manuel Villanueva (Tracey), special sister-in-law Rita Villanueva and cousin Carmen Jimenez; and many loving cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Conrad proudly served in the United States Navy and retired from A & P Stores after 20 years and US Steel as a Machinist after 40 years. He will always be remembered as a self-taught man of many talents and skills, specifically, upholstery, real estate, investing, gardening, and woodworking. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who cherished time spent with family. Conrad will be missed dearly by all of those who knew him, and his memory will forever be etched in our hearts.

Friends are invited to visit with the family on Thursday, December 10, 2020, from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (370 N. County Line Rd. Hobart IN). Chapel prayer service at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel Thursday, December 10, 2020, at 6:30 P.M. Friends can meet again at Our Lady of Consolation (8303 Taft St. Merrillville IN 46410) Friday, December 11, 2020, from 10:00 -11:  00 A.M. before Mass. Services will begin promptly at 11:00 A.M. with Father Peter Muha officiating.

Antonio DelGrosso

Antonio Del Grosso, age 69, of Hobart IN, formerly of Baselice (BN), Italy, passed peacefully from this life into the loving arms of the Lord on December 2, 2020 surrounded by his children.

Antonio was preceded in death by his parents – Leonardo and Angela Maria Del Grosso; siblings – Carmelina, Giuseppe and Rosario Del Grosso.

He is survived by his sisters – Lucia (Costantino) Del Vecchio, Giuseppina (Frank) D’Agostino and Rosemary Del Grosso; children – Angela Whitaker, Carmelina (Feliciano) Italiano, Rosaria (Matthew) Buoscio, Leonardo Del Grosso, Gloria Del Grosso, April Del Grosso, Aaron Del Grosso, Antonio Del Grosso and Gina Del Grosso; grandchildren – Alessandro Italiano, Cristiano Italiano, Angelica Italiano, Isabella Buoscio, Madeline Buoscio, Mason Whitaker, Adam Whitaker, Olivia Buoscio, Adelai Miller, Lillian Buoscio and Irelyn Miller; and countless nieces and nephews.

Antonio “Tony” was a hardworking, loving, caring, strong and amazing man and father. He loved his children and grandchildren fiercely. He had a passion for soccer and devoted much of his time to coaching. He invested in people and expected nothing in return – he was very giving and selfless. He was the best of the best, truly one of a kind. He was here for a short time but touched so many lives. Memories of his personality, humor and wit will forever live in our hearts. He will be so deeply missed.

Friends are invited to visit with the family on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 from 3:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (370 N. County Line Rd. Hobart IN) Funeral service will begin promptly at 7:00 P.M.

Masks, social distancing and limited capacity enforced. No food or beverages are allowed in the building at this time. Please follow social distancing and keep everyone safe.

Marjorie Mansell

Marjorie Mansell, age 92, of Portage, formerly of Hammond, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2020. Marjorie was a member of Deep River Church of Christ and Real Life Community Church of Portage.

She was preceded in death by her husband George Mansell; brother, Fritz Beilfuss, and her son-in-law, Jim Wahlie.

Marjorie is survived by her loving children, Carol Wahlie and Kelly (Ronald) Cummins; grandson, Aaron Cummins; step-grandchildren, David Wahlie and Joe Cummins; and great-grandson Blake Cummins.

Marjorie will be greatly missed by all that knew her and her memories will forever be etched in our hearts.

Friends are invited to visit with the family on Monday, December 7, 2020 from 11:00 A.M. To 12:00 P.M at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (370 N. County Line Rd. Hobart IN.) Graveside funeral service and interment at Chapel Lawn Cemetery Monday, December 7, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. Any questions please call 219-940-3791