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24 | April 12, 2018 | The frankfort station faith In memoriam George Richard Mistro George Richard Mistro, 88, of Frankfort, died March 28, 2018. George is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Pauline (nee Durrette); daughter Dawn (Rich) Hasty; sons George A. Mistro and Scot (Nancy) Mistro; sisters Janet (Raymond) Norkus and Elaine (Jim) Corkery; brothers Leroy (the late Connie) and Raymond (Janice) Mistro, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers Victor Jr., Wally & Harry. Visitation was held April 3 at Gerardi Funeral Home. Services were held April 4 at the funeral home. Interment took place at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. Naomi L. Weitendorf Naomi L. Weitendorf (nee Lindhout), 94, of Frankfort, died March 29, 2018, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Champaign. Naomi is survived by her loving family: children David Weitendorf and Adrienne (Brian) FUNERAL SERVICES DIRECTORY Kim O’Neil Golob Kelli Hartseil Mores Kelly Furlong Foresman, Secretary It was easy to decide on cremation. Now, what about the rest of the decisions? Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Private, On-site Crematory 15525 S. 73rd Ave. (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem) Orland Park, Illinois Family owned for 40 Years 708-532-5400 The Cremation Experts. 2017 WINNER "BEST FUNERAL HOME" ©2006 Copyrighted Material ADVERTISE YOUR FUNERAL SERVICES. Laraway; sister Barbara Paape; grandchildren Rachel (Andy) Minnicks and Matthew Laraway; greatgrandson Oliver Minnicks and many nieces and nephews. Naomi was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Emily Lindhout (Krueger) and husband Fred Weitendorf. Naomi was a member of St. Peter’s Contact Jessica Nemec @708.326.9170 ex.46 VISIT US ONLINE ATWWW.FRANKFORTSTATION.COM United Church of Christ in Frankfort. Family received friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel on April 2. A funeral service was held April 3 at the funeral home. Interment took place in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Frankfort. Karen J. Javorski Karen J. Javorski (nee Janicki), 52, of Frankfort, died April 1, 2018, at Macneal Hospital in Berwyn. Karen is survived by her loving family: husband Scott Javorski; sons Scott Javorsk, Ryan Javorski and Frank Javorski; parents David Janicki and Beverly Janicki; siblings Kathy (Jim) Dawson, Kim (Darryl) Nybert amd Kelly (Javier) Mendez and several nieces and nephews. Karen was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Frankfort and a teacher’s aide at Lincoln-Way High School in New Lenox. Family received friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel on April 5. A funeral service was held April 6 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Frankfort. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Breast Cancer Foundation would be appreciated. Robert E. Dodaro Robert E. Dodaro, 92, a longtime Frankfort resident and formerly of Chicago’s Roseland and Kensington neighborhoods/St. Anthony Parish. Retired after over 30 years of service as a salesman for the Prudential Life Insurance Company. Graduate of Fenger High School – class of 1943. U.S. Navy Veteran/WWII. Husband for 69 years of Lorraine nee Galloy. Father of Robert (Maureen), Thomas (Karen Jo), William (Karen Lee) Dodaro, Susan (Dale) Beauchamp, Timothy (Kimberly), James (Jean Maynard) and Phillip (Lynn) Dodaro. Grandfather of 22 and great-grandfather of 37. Brother of the late Armand and Mario (late Dorothy) Dodaro. Beloved uncle and dear friend of many. Family received friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel on April 8, and a funeral was held April 9, with prayers at the funeral home and a service at St. Mary Catholic Church in Mokena. A mass of Christian burial was held and interment took place at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. Patricia Ann Beard Patricia Ann Beard, 76, of Frankfort and formerly of Mountain Home, Ark., died April 4, 2018. Patricia is survived by her loving family, husband of 57 years Jim Beard; daughter Debra (Kurt) Berg; grandchildren Breanna (Nicholas) Eno, Kaylin Berg and Erika Berg; sister-in-law Barbara (Calvin) Howlett. Patricia was preceded in death by her parents Joseph Hess and Helen Wright, her adopted father Edward Woods and brother Jack Woods. Patricia invited Christ in her life as a Savior and Lord at age 14. Her passion in life was sharing Christ with children. She began as a children’s teacher in the church in 1956. She was a member of Twin Lakes Baptist Church and C3 Church in Mountain Home, Ark., and was attending Parkview Christian Church, New Lenox. A memorial service was held at Kurtz Memorial Chapel on April 9, followed by a memorial service in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations to World Vision, PO BOX 70271 Tacoma, WA 98481-0271, would be appreciated. Have someone’s life you’d like to honor? Email nuria@ with information about a loved one who was a part of the Frankfort community. life & arts the frankfort station | April 12, 2018 | 25 Miles for Music does a spirit and community good Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter A recent UK study revealed that live music can actually increase feelings of well-being, which, in turn, can lengthen life expectancy. Add a bit of cardio to that equation and living a long, healthy life has never been easier. On Sunday, April 8, more than 150 community concertlovers gathered at Breidert Green and Old Plank Road Trail to participate in Miles for Music, a benefit 5K/10K for the music department at Lincoln-Way East High School. The LWE Music Boosters – a parent and community group – sponsored the event in a continuing effort to support student musicians as they pursue their artistic ambitions. “We're very vested in the music education of our students,” said LWE Music Boosters secretary and Miles for Music fundraising chair Trudy Sturino. “Our booster organization has structured the jazz program, which is here today showcasing their talents. We also make contributions to other music groups including the orchestra and choral groups. We support all the extracurricular music activities as well.” Along with the new addition of the 10K option, this year's event also featured live music on the course from the Lincoln-Way East drum line at the turnaround and tenor saxophone player Aiden Dehn positioned near the start and finish. Members of the jazz band also provided pre-race entertainment and choral singers performed the “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the start. Music Department Chair Bert Johnson was on hand for the event as he signed up for the 5K with his wife Erika and daughters Ellery, 7, and Britton, 4. “Lincoln-Way East's music program is pretty all encompassing with choral, instrumental, band, orchestra, jazz, vocal jazz, marching band, pep band and winterguard – it's huge,” he said. “We probably have close to 500 kids in the program and a lot of them participate in more than one group. Their families are all really passionate about music too so that's great.” While Dr. Johnson was focused on the music, Ellery and Britton were more interested in the miles. “I did some stretches earlier and I did 10 push-ups and 10 sit-ups,” said Ellery Johnson of her pre-race preparations. Britton didn't seem worried about any sisterly competition, proudly declaring, “I'm more faster.” Joliet residents Linda and Cassandra Salkas also made the event a family affair as the mother-daughter duo signed up for the 10K as a training run for an upcoming 15K. “Even if we're running slow, we like to run the whole track with no walking breaks,” said Linda Salkas. “I haven't ever ran a 10K race yet so I wanted to try. I just want to finish it, I'm not really worried about my time,” added Cassandra Salkas. Tinley Park resident Nolan Enright didn't have to worry about his time either as he finished first in the 5K race along with female first place finisher – Lincoln-Way East teacher – Caroline Gerritsen. Frankfort residents Daryl Sweeney and Pam Erickson were the first place finishers in the inaugural 10K. Following the success of the Miles for Music fundraiser – and the recent Fish Fry series – the Lincoln-Way East Music Boosters will be gearing up for the annual Jazz Showcase fundraiser on Friday May 4 and Saturday, May 5. More information is available at 5K participants start the over-three mile run on Sunday, April 8, at the Old Plank Road Trail during the Miles for Music event, which benefits Lincoln-Way East High School's music department. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media 10K winner Daryl Sweeney, of Frankfort, reaches the halfway point of the race.