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Death Notices from 7-2-15

HENRY J. FORTIER
Henry Joseph Fortier, 88, died June 25 at his Oak Lawn home.
Memorial visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. today (July 2), followed by 10:30 a.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Church, 8245 W. 111th St., Palos Hills. Interment will be private.
Mr. Fortier was a structural engineer for Ceco Corp. for 35 years, before retiring to Ft. Myers, Fla., 20 years ago. He was an active volunteer in his church and with his children’s activities, and more recently with his church, retirement community and Meals on Wheels.
He is survived by his daughters, Lesley (Jim) Jercich and Jill (Rick) Engel; sons, Dr. Glen (Michelle), Dr. Paul (Susan), Gary (Melissa), Philip (Moira), Dennis (Cindy) and Christopher (Heidi) Fortier; and 19 grandchildren.
Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

CHARLES E. MAURER                                                                                                      Charles E. Maurer of Chicago Ridge, a retired lieutenant in the Chicago Ridge Fire Department, died June 23 at Palos Community Hospital. He was 74.

Services were June 26 from Schmaedeke Funeral Home to Our Lady of the Ridge Church. Interment was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Elaine Maurer; sons, Charles Jr. and Tom (Prudence) Maurer; daughters, Beck (David) Pluister and Cheryl (Bob) Zalatoris; sister, Barbara White; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

CATHERINE TUCKER
Catherine Tucker (nee Schwellenbach), 97, formerly of Palos Hills, died June 23 at Mother Teresa Home in Lemont.
Services were June 26 from Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Church in Palos Hills.
Mrs. Tucker, a retired office clerk, had eight brothers and sisters. She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Wind and Mary Lou (Thomas) Rasmussen; sons, Leonard (Margaret) and Lawrence (Patti). Tucker; 10 grandchildren; and 15 grandchildren.