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Deacon Joseph Tony Valdez

Class of 2014

Deacon Joseph Tony “Butch” Valdez, 68, died April 7. He was ordained in 2014 and served at St. Martha Parish, Morton Grove.

Deacon Valdez was an accountant.

He is survived by his siblings: Father Mario, a priest; Reuben; Daphne; and Grant.

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Sr. Rosemary Eyler


Providence Sister Rosemary (Mary Luke) Eyler, 93, died March 30 at Providence Health Care in Indiana.

Born in Indiana, she entered the Sisters of Providence in 1949 and professed final vows in 1956. She earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College and two master’s degrees from Indiana State University in education and administration.

She ministered in education for 57 years in Indiana, Illinois, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, before retiring in 2008.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at St. Angela (1951-1956).

Sister Rosemary is survived by a brother, Thomas Eyler, and a sister, Margaret McCafferty.

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Sr. M. Jacqueline Ziobro


Sister of Sts. Cyril and Methodius M. Jacqueline Ziobro, 93, died in Danville, Pennsylvania, on March 30.

She entered the Sisters of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in 1948 and professed vows in 1951.

Sister Jacqueline earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She taught kindergarten through eighth grade, was a math and reading tutor and was a librarian. Her ministry teaching took her to Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Indiana, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.

After she retired, Sister Jacqueline loved to tell stories of years in ministry, especially about serving in Chicago and South Carolina.

Sister Jacqueline is survived by her sister, Gloria.

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Sr. Cecilia Zielen


Sister of St. Joseph-Third Order of St. Francis Cecilia Zielen, 91, of Bartlett, died April 3.

From St. Fidelis Parish in Chicago, she was a member of the congregation for 73 years.

She taught biology, earth science and religious education in elementary and high schools in Illinois, helping her students participate in statewide science fairs before retiring to Clare Oaks, Bartlett.