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Coster William F Funeral Home Inc

8804 43rd Avenue
Elmhurst, NY 11373
(718) 457-6700
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Douglas Patterson

Monday, February 27, 2017

Maldonado, Mariana Patterson-Maldonado, Harmony Patterson, and Luis Patterson-Maldonado, and his 2 Great Grandchildren Dakota Mitchell, and Conner McIntosh Douglas was born on January 21, 1954 in Elmhurst, Illinois to William and Kathryn Patterson. After moving to Arizona in the summer of 1972, he met and married his wife Colleen Mitchell in 1979. After 12 years of marriage he lost his wife to cancer in 1991. He raised his children to be strong, hardworking, loving, and selflessly showed them that no matter what family comes first.Douglas had his Associates degree in Electrical Engineering, and various certificates for Mechanical and Maintenance services. He was employed by Villa Maria Care Center for over 17 years as a maintenance man.Douglas passed away doing what he loved, riding his 2006 Harley Davidson FXRS. He had a strong passion for riding, and enjoyed every moment on his bike. Douglas started riding at the young age of 14 with a homemade mini bike with a Briggs & Stratton motor. Over the 49 years Douglas has been riding he has gone on many adventures and met many people. Douglas was preceded in death by his sister, Jana Kay Patterson, father, William Patterson, his mother, Kathryn Patterson, his wife, Colleen Patterson (Mitchell), and his fallen friends. Douglas was a wonderful man and was loved by all. He will be missed by everyone who he has crossed paths with. His legacy and memories will live on in all of us. A Celebration of life is scheduled for February 25th, 2017 at 11:00am. The service will be held at Adair Funeral Home on Dodge, 1050 N. Dodge Tucson Arizona 85716. After the service he will be laid to rest at Holy Hope Cemetery, 3555 N Oracle Rd...

Ithacan dies after being hit by wave in Florida - Ithaca Journal

Monday, January 09, 2017

Quinn was born in Hinsdale, Ill, according to his obituary. He recently relocated to Ithaca from Elmhurst, Ill.Quinn graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and went onto the University of Illinois at Chicago where he earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, the obituary stated.Quinn was a member of the Society of American Engineers International and an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ithaca, the obituary stated.According to the obituary, Quinn's survivors include his wife of 22 years, Kelly Moran Quinn, and children Sean Quinn and Mary Kate Quinn all of Ithaca.Matt Steecker contributed to this report. Follow @MSteecker on Twitter.TCPALMSwimmer in Vero Beach remains in critical conditionITHACA JOURNALSwimmer died from broken neck after being hit by wave off Vero BeachRead or Share this story: http://ithacajr.nl/2hXaQHf...

Annamae Fitzpatrick, raised 8 kids, including celebrated artist - Chicago Sun-Times

Monday, October 31, 2016

Mae Fitzpatrick.“If we were nervous about doing something, she’d say, ‘Just do it!’ ’’ said her daughter, Jean Waldron.Mrs. Fitzpatrick, 91, died Tuesday at Elmhurst Hospital, surrounded by nearly 40 members of her family. Her only regret, daughter Annemarie said, was that she wouldn’t live to see all the achievements of her grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.Annamae Fitzpatrick.Occasionally, when people learned she had eight kids, they’d make a crack like, “Didn’t you have a TV?”“She found that crass and undignified,” said another daughter, Therese.Ever elegant, she’d respond: “Can I help that I am irresistible?”Mrs. Fitzpatrick had the irreverent wit celebrated by the Irish — smart, playful, knowing. And she was always well-coiffed, due to determined effort and a weekly beauty appointment. “I was born a redhead,” she’d say, “and I’m going to die a redhead.”She stood 5-feet-10 thanks to what her children said were widely acknowledged as “the best legs on the West Side.”Young Annamae grew up in the “the Island” — where Chicago, Cicero and Oak Park meet near Roosevelt Road and Austin Boulevard. All her life, she stayed close with friends she made at St. Frances of Rome grade school and Siena High School.On her 18th birthday, she received a congratulatory phone call from James Fitzpatrick, who’d been born within hours of her at the same hospital, St. Anthony’s on the West Side. Their moms had become friends during their three-week-long postpartum hospital stays in the era before managed care, when a long stay wasn’t uncommon after giving birth. He wanted to ask her out before enlisting in the Navy during World War II. She liked to say he fell “head over heels” for her.Before they got married in 1948, she studied journalism at Northwestern University on scholarship. Mrs. Fitzpatrick also wrote for Bakers’ Helper magazine until the kids arrived, said another daughter, Maryann Brown. Later, she worked as an administrative assistant at a real estate office.The Fitzpatricks bought a home in Lombard on the GI Bill, and her husband started work as an embalmer. In 1965, at 40, he suffered a heart attack. Pregnant with their eighth child, she jokingly pleaded with James Fitzpatrick: “Do not take the coward’s way out.” He recovered and lived another 33 years.His career flourished after he switched from embalming to selling burial vaults, said their son, Kevin. It probably helped that he used to ply clients with loaves of Mrs. Fitzpatrick’s homemade white, date-nut, cinnamon-raisin and Irish soda bread.Countless times, her kids say, she had them deliver bread, brownies and dinner to neighbors experiencing sorrow and sickness. She also made sure they had holy water in the house.“She ordered it from Lourdes by the cas...

Chicago-Area Woman Who Created Beehive Hairdo Dies at Age 98 - ABC News

Monday, June 13, 2016

Margaret Vinci Heldt, who became a hairstyling celebrity after she created the famous beehive hairdo in 1960, has died at age 98.Ahlgrim Funeral Home in the Chicago suburb of Elmhurst said Monday that Heldt died Friday at a senior living community.The beehive — a tall, conical woman's hairstyle — became a cultural phenomenon during the 1960s and evolved into a style worn for decades as Hollywood's starlets walked red carpets. Heldt created it on the request of a hairstyling magazine that published images of it in February 1960 and called it "the beehive" because it resembles the shape of a traditional hive."I have lived a charmed life," Heldt said in a 2011 interview with The Associated Press. "The opportunities opened to me and I said, 'Now it's up to me. I have to make it work.'"Heldt said the inspiration for the hairstyle came from a little black velvet hat, shaped like a small bump and lined inside with red lace. Heldt went downstairs to her family room one night while her family was sleeping. She put on music and started working with hair atop a mannequin head.The magazine article described the hairdo as a "tall wrap-around crown, creating a circular s...

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Douglas Patterson

Monday, February 27, 2017

Maldonado, Mariana Patterson-Maldonado, Harmony Patterson, and Luis Patterson-Maldonado, and his 2 Great Grandchildren Dakota Mitchell, and Conner McIntosh Douglas was born on January 21, 1954 in Elmhurst, Illinois to William and Kathryn Patterson. After moving to Arizona in the summer of 1972, he met and married his wife Colleen Mitchell in 1979. After 12 years of marriage he lost his wife to cancer in 1991. He raised his children to be strong, hardworking, loving, and selflessly showed them that no matter what family comes first.Douglas had his Associates degree in Electrical Engineering, and various certificates for Mechanical and Maintenance services. He was employed by Villa Maria Care Center for over 17 years as a maintenance man.Douglas passed away doing what he loved, riding his 2006 Harley Davidson FXRS. He had a strong passion for riding, and enjoyed every moment on his bike. Douglas started riding at the young age of 14 with a homemade mini bike with a Briggs & Stratton motor. Over the 49 years Douglas has been riding he has gone on many adventures and met many people. Douglas was preceded in death by his sister, Jana Kay Patterson, father, William Patterson, his mother, Kathryn Patterson, his wife, Colleen Patterson (Mitchell), and his fallen friends. Douglas was a wonderful man and was loved by all. He will be missed by everyone who he has crossed paths with. His legacy and memories will live on in all of us. A Celebration of life is scheduled for February 25th, 2017 at 11:00am. The service will be held at Adair Funeral Home on Dodge, 1050 N. Dodge Tucson Arizona 85716. After the service he will be laid to rest at Holy Hope Cemetery, 3555 N Oracle Rd...

Ithacan dies after being hit by wave in Florida - Ithaca Journal

Monday, January 09, 2017

Quinn was born in Hinsdale, Ill, according to his obituary. He recently relocated to Ithaca from Elmhurst, Ill.Quinn graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and went onto the University of Illinois at Chicago where he earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, the obituary stated.Quinn was a member of the Society of American Engineers International and an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ithaca, the obituary stated.According to the obituary, Quinn's survivors include his wife of 22 years, Kelly Moran Quinn, and children Sean Quinn and Mary Kate Quinn all of Ithaca.Matt Steecker contributed to this report. Follow @MSteecker on Twitter.TCPALMSwimmer in Vero Beach remains in critical conditionITHACA JOURNALSwimmer died from broken neck after being hit by wave off Vero BeachRead or Share this story: http://ithacajr.nl/2hXaQHf...

Annamae Fitzpatrick, raised 8 kids, including celebrated artist - Chicago Sun-Times

Monday, October 31, 2016

Mae Fitzpatrick.“If we were nervous about doing something, she’d say, ‘Just do it!’ ’’ said her daughter, Jean Waldron.Mrs. Fitzpatrick, 91, died Tuesday at Elmhurst Hospital, surrounded by nearly 40 members of her family. Her only regret, daughter Annemarie said, was that she wouldn’t live to see all the achievements of her grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.Annamae Fitzpatrick.Occasionally, when people learned she had eight kids, they’d make a crack like, “Didn’t you have a TV?”“She found that crass and undignified,” said another daughter, Therese.Ever elegant, she’d respond: “Can I help that I am irresistible?”Mrs. Fitzpatrick had the irreverent wit celebrated by the Irish — smart, playful, knowing. And she was always well-coiffed, due to determined effort and a weekly beauty appointment. “I was born a redhead,” she’d say, “and I’m going to die a redhead.”She stood 5-feet-10 thanks to what her children said were widely acknowledged as “the best legs on the West Side.”Young Annamae grew up in the “the Island” — where Chicago, Cicero and Oak Park meet near Roosevelt Road and Austin Boulevard. All her life, she stayed close with friends she made at St. Frances of Rome grade school and Siena High School.On her 18th birthday, she received a congratulatory phone call from James Fitzpatrick, who’d been born within hours of her at the same hospital, St. Anthony’s on the West Side. Their moms had become friends during their three-week-long postpartum hospital stays in the era before managed care, when a long stay wasn’t uncommon after giving birth. He wanted to ask her out before enlisting in the Navy during World War II. She liked to say he fell “head over heels” for her.Before they got married in 1948, she studied journalism at Northwestern University on scholarship. Mrs. Fitzpatrick also wrote for Bakers’ Helper magazine until the kids arrived, said another daughter, Maryann Brown. Later, she worked as an administrative assistant at a real estate office.The Fitzpatricks bought a home in Lombard on the GI Bill, and her husband started work as an embalmer. In 1965, at 40, he suffered a heart attack. Pregnant with their eighth child, she jokingly pleaded with James Fitzpatrick: “Do not take the coward’s way out.” He recovered and lived another 33 years.His career flourished after he switched from embalming to selling burial vaults, said their son, Kevin. It probably helped that he used to ply clients with loaves of Mrs. Fitzpatrick’s homemade white, date-nut, cinnamon-raisin and Irish soda bread.Countless times, her kids say, she had them deliver bread, brownies and dinner to neighbors experiencing sorrow and sickness. She also made sure they had holy water in the house.“She ordered it from Lourdes by the cas...

Chicago-Area Woman Who Created Beehive Hairdo Dies at Age 98 - ABC News

Monday, June 13, 2016

Margaret Vinci Heldt, who became a hairstyling celebrity after she created the famous beehive hairdo in 1960, has died at age 98.Ahlgrim Funeral Home in the Chicago suburb of Elmhurst said Monday that Heldt died Friday at a senior living community.The beehive — a tall, conical woman's hairstyle — became a cultural phenomenon during the 1960s and evolved into a style worn for decades as Hollywood's starlets walked red carpets. Heldt created it on the request of a hairstyling magazine that published images of it in February 1960 and called it "the beehive" because it resembles the shape of a traditional hive."I have lived a charmed life," Heldt said in a 2011 interview with The Associated Press. "The opportunities opened to me and I said, 'Now it's up to me. I have to make it work.'"Heldt said the inspiration for the hairstyle came from a little black velvet hat, shaped like a small bump and lined inside with red lace. Heldt went downstairs to her family room one night while her family was sleeping. She put on music and started working with hair atop a mannequin head.The magazine article described the hairdo as a "tall wrap-around crown, creating a circular s...