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2:51 am CDT June 8, 2019

Rosa (Rosina) Picchietti Piacenza

Rosa (Rosina) Picchietti Piacenza, age 100 of Highland Park passed away early Monday morning May 27, 2019. She was born at Ponte Di S’Anna Pelago, Modena, Italy on December 2, 1918 to the union of Sante and Clementina (Picchietti) Picchietti. In 1937 she married Vittorio Piacenza with who she has two sons, Romano and Emilio. in 1955, Rosina and Emilio immigrated to the United States, joining Vittorio and Romano who came the year before. She found employment as a dishwasher at the poplular restaurant, My Favorite Inn, later becoming a pasta maker and finally the cook. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Guild and St. James Church in Highwood.

Beloved wife of the late Vittorio, August 3, 1989. Loving mother of Romano Piacenza of Highwood and Emilio (Lynn) Piacenza of Fountain Hills, Ariz. Cherished nonna of Luana (Andy) DiVecchio, Daniela (Dan) Emmerich, David (Nina) Piacenza all of Highland Park, Lisa Thuente of Deerfield, Steve Piacenza of Los Angeles, Calif., Gina (Nick) DeBoer of Gurnee and Jamie (Jean) Simko of N.C. Proud bis-nonna of Nick, Tony, Colton, Michela, Brock, Vanessa, Natalia, Cody, Dylan, Caitlyn and Kylie. Dear sister of the late Domenico (late Elvira) Picchietti, Veronica (late Umberto) Bertucci, the late Pietro (late Mary) and Stefano (late Belania) Picchietti. Fond Zia to many nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Sylvia R. Sanders

Sylvia R. Sanders, age 82 of Highland Park, passed away May 24, 2019 at Aperion Care Highwood. She was born January 8th, 1937 in Chicago, to the union of Maurice and Julia (Klawans) Rosenfeld and grew up in Rogers Park area of Chicago. Throughout her life she lived in Skokie, Niles, Northbrook and settling in Highland Park for over 20 years. She was a primary school teacher for over 25 years in the Chicago and Highland Park school districts specializing in early reading. In her youth she was active with B’nai Brith and was active in community theater, the Skokie Civic Theater, Lincolnwood Community Theater and the Devonshire Playhouse. In her later years she became an avid bridge player. She was a member of Temple Jeremiah in Northfield.

Sylvia married in 1957 to James H. Sanders and had 2 children from this union, one daughter Marcia Sanders (Leonard Little) residing in Redwood City, Calif. and son Doug Sanders (Judy Wood) residing in Framingham, Mass. whom she is survived by.

Thelma Greene

Thelma C. Greene was the beloved wife of the late Norman; loving mother of Michael (Molly), Melissa (Bob) Cook and Amy (Kent) Alme; cherished grandmother of Madelyn Greene, Kristofer and Jakob Alme, and Joseph, Brendan and Robert Cook III; and dear sister of William (Rita) Chapman. Thelma was born on March 28, 1936 in Chicago and passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington. She was 83 years old. Thelma was a resident of Highland Park and a lifelong Cubs fan.

Sidney Rubin

Sidney Rubin, 94, beloved husband of Bette, nee Baker, for 67 wonderful years; loving father of Jeffrey (Marcia), Michael, Barry (Stacey) and David Rubin; cherished Papa of Dana (Scott) Randel and Emily, John, Tanner, Sloane, Jessica, Isabel and Lexi Rubin; adored Great Papa of Abe Randel; devoted son of the late Mollie and Oscar Rubin; dear brother of the late Jacob (Thelma) Rubin, Bernard (Betty) Rubin, Leo (Gert) Rubin, Sally (Sidney) Bernberg and Florence (Don) Marienthal; treasured uncle, cousin and friend of many.

Mitchell Milenkovich

Mitchell Milenkovich, age 95, of Highland Park, formerly of Chicago, passed away May 13, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Gloria “Slavica” Milenkovich nee Jukic (2002); loved father of Melinda and cherished grandfather of Kolya and Niko. He is also survived by family in Serbia.

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