WILLIAM A. ROGERS
Longtime resident of Rolling Meadows, Passed away peacefully Saturday July 18, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Born January 30, 1933 to the late William and Martha Rogers.
Beloved Husband of 69 years to Irene Rogers. Father to William (Christine), Thomas (Kim), Patricia Clemans (Richard), James (Diane). Loving Grandfather to 10. Adoring Great Grandfather to 10 with 1 on the way.
Brother to Dennis Rogers and Laurie Sonju. Brother-in-law to Clare Miller.
Internment private. Memorial Service to be announced.
Patrica Mae Santoro
Patricia (Pat) Santoro (Dubicz), age 84 a long time Palatine resident, died peacefully with her husband by her side on July 24, 2020 in Arlington Heights. Pat is survived by her cherished husband Darryl of 61 years, their two children Scott, and Bob (Sharon) of Island Lake and her beloved grandson James Santoro. Pat was preceded in death by her parents; her sister Sandy and her granddaughter Justine. Pat will truly be missed by her family and friends and she will always be remembered by the wonderful times they spent together. Services and Interment will be Private.
Alice E. Mehlhop
Alice Eleanor Mehlhop (nee Noftz), 92, of Arlington Heights, passed away peacefully Sunday July 26, 2020. She was born July 15, 1928 in Velva, North Dakota to the late Hans and Clara Noftz. Alice was the wife of the late Harvey; mother of Harvey (Patricia) Mehlhop, Lois (Gerald) Pump and Lee (Linda) Mehlhop; grandmother of Brian, David (Pei), Marc (Spring) Megan, Jennifer (Fabricio), Brandon (Annalisa) and Elizabeth (Jeffrey), great-grandmother of Tyler, Justin, Sam, Daniel, Emily, Genevieve, Gianna, Nicholas, Sophia, Christian, Kyle and the late Max; and sister of the late Clarabelle Schultz, Hans Noftz, Eldora Burris, Thelma Penna, and Alfred (Karen) Noftz. Visitation and burial private. A memorial service at St. John United Church of Christ will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to JourneyCare Hospice or St. John UCC.
Albert T. Polka
Albert Theodore Polka passed away Monday, July 20, 2020 at home. He was 52 years old. Al was born on July 22, 1967 to Frank Polka and Elsie Nelson Polka of Chicago Illinois. Al graduated from Foreman High School in 1985 where he was a member of ROTC. His mechanical aptitude served him well as he restored and beautified muscle cars. He installed cooling towers around the world and joined Local Union 150 as a heavy machine mechanic.
Al made it his mission to restore his father-in-law’s house as well as his own home. He was famous for his lobster and crab fests and beautiful landscaping. He doted on his beloved son, Jack, and his greatest joy was being with his family. He also loved a crackling bonfire, Christmas mornings, and hugging his pets, (particularly his Goldens Charlie and Biscuit). Al had a unique and crazy sense of humor that always had people laughing. His generosity was unparalleled.
Al was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Elsie Polka of Chicago, IL. Survivors include his wife Jennifer Polka and son Jack Polka of Rolling Meadows IL, his brother Thomas Polka of Louisville KY, his brother Frank (Angela) Polka of Lake in the Hills IL, his brother Dan (Sue ) Polka of Carol Stream IL, his brother Gerald (Annette) Polka of Pensacola FL, his sister Barbara (Gene) Harrison of Union Star KY, his sister Helen (Eric) Karl of Cordova TN, his sister Sandra (Jeff) Jurs of Bartlett IL, his sister Catherine Izzo of Mt. Prospect IL, his sister-in-law Laura Diven-Brown, his brother-in-law Robert Brown, and nephew Sean Brown of Oxford MS - as well as many nieces, nephews, and animal friends.
Due to Covid 19, please celebrate his life privately and love each other.
Sleep now, our sweet boy.