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Richard L. Smith (May 4, 1954 – July 27, 2020)

August 3rd, 2020|

Richard L. Smith, 66, of Crown Point passed away on July 27th at home surrounded by his family. He was born May 4, 1954 in Carbondale, IL. In 1977, Rick married Karla Stroud in Carterville, IL. Rick graduated from Southern IL University-Carbondale with a B.A. in Education before moving on to work for the IC railroad. He later spent most of his career at Metra.

Justin Sparks (August 1, 1983 – July 18, 2020)

July 20th, 2020|

Justin Eugene Sparks, 36, passed away on July 18, 2020. He was an electrician by trade. He enjoyed sports, fishing, hunting and just having a good time. He was of Christian faith. Justin was married to Jessica Sparks and together they had two sons. Justin will be greatly missed by all of his family. He is survived by his loving wife, Jessica, 2 sons Justin

Alphonso Calleros (March 23, 1961 – July 11, 2020)

July 20th, 2020|

Alphonso “Guero” R. Calleros, age 59, of Hammond, IN passed away July 11, 2020. Alphonso was born in East Chicago, IN to his late parents, Victor and Guadalupe Calleros. Alphonso is survived by his siblings; Lupe (Larry) Figueroa, Victor (Sylvia) Calleros, Josie (Gus) Herrera, his twin brother, Gustavo (Kim) Calleros, Irene (Salvador) Montes, and Angelica (Sergio) Sanchez. Alphonso had numerous nieces and nephews and great

Francis Pokorny Jr. (September 19, 1945 – July 18, 2020)

July 20th, 2020|

Francis Joseph Pokorny Jr., 74, died peacefully on July 18, 2020 at Journey Senior Living in Valparaiso, IN, joining his daughter, Kathryn Elizabeth (1981-99). Frank was born in Monongahela, PA on September 19, 1945 to Anna Elizabeth Zifchak and Francis Joseph Pokorny Sr., who preceded him in death. Frank was a member of the Donora High School class of 1963. He graduated from California State

Thomas McCarthy (March 6, 1935 – July 18, 2020)

July 20th, 2020|

Thomas E. McCarthy of Gary, IN passed away on July 18, 2020 in the comfort of his own home at the age of 85.  Tom was preceded by his mother and father, brother, and eldest son Thomas P. McCarthy. Thomas married his wife Carolyn P. McCarthy on October 2, 1954. Survived by Carolyn, they had 65 yrs. and 5 children together.  He is also survived

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