Pina was a natural talent, a soulful singer, a lover of music and dance, a surrogate mother to many, a fierce yet sweet woman who poured love and light to everyone whoever crossed her path. (Patricia Ortega - Unity Chicago)
Josefina "Pina" Ortega
For my parents Martin and Renee. (Ardyth Krause - Unity in Naperville)
Martin and Renee
My dad loved football and a great glass of white wine. Despite his parents' objections, he made it onto his HS football team, and earned a scholarship to play football at Notre Dame in the 40's. He loved to tell stories and jokes and laughed a lot. (Kristin Velazquez Kenefick - Unity on the North Shore)
Ed Kenefick "Fast Eddie"
Jaun and Luz had an infectious energy. They loved life, jazz music, good food, their family, dry wit & each-other. (Corin Herrera)
Jaun y Luz Sabala Grandpa & Granny
My abuelita was the most special person to me. She loved abundantly and unconditionally. She was a great Puerto Rican cook and enjoyed making all the favorites for us - arroz con gondules, pernil, flan. We loved her beyond words and miss her everyday. She lived to 97 years old! (Kristin Velazquez Kenefick - Unity on the North Shore)
Mercedes Velazquez "Abuelita"
Cats, Greece, caviar, Orthodox days guidebook, as her beloved grandma, literature, La Callas, laughing, gardens, Clash of Clan, ... so many things she loved. We will all remember her formidable joy when happy and free. (France Dorrmann)
Alexiou Alexio Xenidis Ismène Le Berre
My little brother (Susan Heine - Unity of Ft Wayne)
My Mother had a great sense of humor and loved to tell jokes. She loved her grand children more than life. (Karen Hernandez - Unity in Naperville)
Edward was a faithful and supportive husband. He had a keen mind and kind heart. He was generous with his affection and attention, and always looked beyond the shortcomings of others, focusing on their goodness instead. (Kurt Condra - Unity on the North Shore)
Kevin loved cooking and weightlifting, a had a smile that lit up any room he entered! (Kim-Char Meredith - Unity in Naperville)
Lucy Pabst, Sr. or Big Lucy lived her life as a nurse, wife, grandmother, and mother. She was special because of her love of giving. (Lucy Pabst - Unity on the North Shore)
Lucrecia C. Pabst
Tom B, my dad. God family self! (Lois Wehrle)
Teacher of living every moment to the fullest, an example of living in and spreading joy in the midst of grief. Eileen Patra - Spiritual Life Center)
Patrick R. DeRosia
My Dad, a very conflicted gay man born in the 1940’s. Had he been born in this era of time, his life would have been completely different!! Despite it all though, he was a compassionate man and had a hilarious, off the wall humor I adored! He transitioned in 1991, part of the early wave of AIDS casualties, and my time with him was way too short!
A unique and wonderful guy!! (Cammi Lance - Unity in Naperville)
She was a strong woman who raised us 4, and taught me and my sister how to be strong independent women. (Melinda Buehring - Unity in Naperville)
May Guy Steadman
My late husband was easygoing, fun loving, kind, warm, and generous. He always saw the good in people. He loved architecture, movies, friends and family, and a good time. (Carol Larson - Unity on the North Shore)
He loved nature. (Melinda Buehring - Unity in Naperville)
3 short months on this earth but forever in our hearts. (Priscilla Florence - Unity on the North Shore)
Eesa Rose Price
My beloved brother was so funny that he always had everyone laughing. He was such a bright and brilliant light and a great musician. And his knowledge of all sorts of things caught you by surprise. I always appreciated his zest for life and fun. (Christina Garza - Unity on the North Shore)
Darren was a brother to me and David, Laura's husband, Bill and Donna's son, Linus and Ben's uncle, a great musician, a devoted teacher, a lover of travel, a hilarious impersonator, and much much more. As an expert on Spanish linguistics, I know you will appreciate this special Dia de los Muertos tribute. We will always love you Darren. (Dawn Haney - Unity of Oak Park)
Al was a loving and giving spirit to family, friends and strangers in all ways. He loved baseball--especially the Chicago Cubs. (Sharon Dziubski - Unity in Naperville)
Alan Oslick Kazda
My Grandparents on my father's side with my daughter (Ardyth Krause - Unity in Naperville)
Gussie and Doug
(Posted by Fernando Sandoval-Salgado - Unity on the North Shore)
Maria Isabel and Timoteo
My Dad was a witty, intelligent, gifted writer. He told me I could be anything I wanted to be and he demonstrated in life a heart for the underdog and fairness for all. (Cindy Blank - Unity in Naperville)
My grandparents enjoyed planting a garden and traveling to see their kids in AZ and CO. I was their favorite Granddaughter and lived just down the street from them. (JP Price - Unity in Naperville)
Grandma and Popo
Andrea was the sweetest, most loving daughter in the world. She gave her all in everything she did. (Kim Hope Cerveny - Unity in Naperville)
My late husband Ken (Ardyth Krause - Unity in Naperville)
My grandmother was the most loving woman. But she was also a fierce and fiesty little thing. I miss her dearly. But I am grateful for all my time with her and all she taught me about spiritual strength. I carry her always in my heart. (Christina Garza - Unity on the North Shore)
This is my father Peter Meredith. He was a fun loving, skater, surfer, free diver, music lover and professional wood finisher/re-finisher who passed away at the age of 53 in 2010. He frequently took my brother and I on weekend adventures while we lived on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. He was a goofball and I miss his sense of humor. (Parker Meredith - Unity in Naperville)
Actor and frequent volunteer at Unity. (Susan Heine - Unity of Ft Wayne)
My sister-in-law loved her family more than anything. She was a great cook and loved a party! I miss her! (Karen Hernandez - Unity in Naperville)
David Wehrle my son.
Don't sweat the small stuff! (Lois Wehrle)
(JP Price - Unity in Naperville)
Travis Martin Boyer
Francis was a gifted painter and artist, and a sweet, loving person. He always appreciated irony, silliness and the absurd. He was a gourmet cook and he loved hunting and fishing with his father. I miss you my little brother! (Danette Herath - Unity in Naperville)
Francis (Frank) Johansen
My mom was one of the bravest women I knew. She thought us to respect those who were not able to defend themselves and to advocate for them. Many times my mom would bring a person or a couple to our home who didn't have a place to live or who was in transition. Her heart was filled with love and innocence.
I LOVE you so much! (Gabriela Rivero - Unity on the North Shore)
Teresa de Jesús Meza
Best friend and teacher of generosity. I will miss this dear and essential teacher and cheerleader in my life. (Eileen Patra - Spiritual Life Center)
Beloved kid brother Jim Richards devoted to Jane and musical instrument repair magician! (Tom Richards - Unity on the North Shore)
My dad was a Milwaukee police officer who died of liver cancer when he was 38 years old. Greatly missed on the earthly plane. (Victoria Riekkoff Weiley)
Nancy was dedicated to young children and loved anything floral.
Christopher respected nature to the utmost as an intrepid adventurer. Jo remained a joyful positive person as she saw those qualities in others through her 9 decades. Mildred loved a good book as an avid reader while her husband, Clyde, captured the world's natural beauty in his photography. (Sharon Meyers - Unity on the North Shore)
Ed and June were such loving people. They accepted me into their family with open arms. (JP Price - Unity in Naperville)
Ed and June Holly
My Mama, Gen was kind, had a wonderful creative mind and a great sense of humor! She introduced me to Unity/Daily Word. She never lost her childlike sense of the world! Always an adventure. She was very supportive of me always even if she didn't think I should be an actress. (Jean Scott - Unity on the North Shore)
This is my mother, Donna, holding my brother Darren soon after he was born in 1967. My mom was a kind person who loved laughing with her brother and was a musical genius who played piano like an angel. Although she passed away more than 25 years ago, we just lost our brother Darren this year. I pray they are together again. (Dawn Haney - Unity Oak Park)
Dr Blake in life was an amazing teacher, friend, and family man. In Spirit, he continues to lay the foundation for compassion, empathy and love to all who speak his name. (Anicia Blake - Renaissance Unity)
Dr. Eric Blake Sr.
Dancer, singer, performer and devoted Catholic; Ana Maria Valencia born July 21 1919 (-2016) loved all things musical, vibrant and colorful. As a mother of 8, grandmother of 20 and great-grandmother of 30 - FAMILY was her proudest joy! ~TQM welamelo (Marina Alvarez - Unity on the North Shore)
Ana Maria Valencia
From his namesake BBQ restaurant in Evanston, Hecky Powell fed hungry students and the Chicago Bulls, and counseled high schoolers, mayors, a governor and a young Barack Obama. He lived by Unity principles, calling forth the blessings and surmounting challenges with steadfast fast in the One power and presence.
This is my Daddy who has been gone many years. He was the best Dad ever and I miss him so much! (Karen Hernandez - Unity in Naperville)
Remembering my grandma (Romell), my dad (Bob), my brother (Mark) and my daughter(Andrea). Forever remembered, always loved. (Kim Hope Cerveny - Unity in Naperville)
Mi Familia - Kim Hope Cerveney
My brother Carl (2013) and my sister, Cindy (2011) who transitioned during the past decade. I take time today and every day to hold them close and they are forever in my heart. (Sue Rio - Unity in Naperville)
Carl and Cindy
In honor of a wise,powerful,kind woman and friend. (Vicki Levinson - Unity on the North Shore)
He enjoyed everything about life. From the abyss of a daily heroin addict at 11, to my beloved for 15 years and everything in between, he lived life. (Kelly Isola)
(Susan Rittenhouse - Unity in Naperville)
Mom's greatest joy was in giving - she was always thinking about others and what would bring them joy. She loved life, always did her best, too often thought herself "less than" and was a bright shining light in the lives of everyone who knew her. (Sharon Ketchum - Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing)
Elleen Loretta Russell
My beloved father, Luis Alonso La Luz, who was a responsible and courageous being. He was our rock in times of severe challenges. Thank you! [Olga Haydee La Luzd - Unity on the Northshore]
Luis Alonso La Luz
My mom, most giving person I’ve ever known!
She always wanted a “yellow Bug”, two years before she transitioned her dream came true and she bought a yellow Volkswagen and put eye lashes on it, drove it all over Hemet, CA . She gave even in this way, she gave joy to all who saw her in her bright yellow bug, batting its eyelashes at them. (Cammi Lance - Unity in Naperville)
A true and honorable man of God. (Sonia Solano)
My sister, my friend, my go to person, the glue that held our family together. She taught me strength, resilience, and self-confidence. She is one of my greatest heroes and I am fortunate to have shared life and family with her. (Eileen Patra - Spiritual Life Center)
(Melinda Buehring - Unity in Naperville)
Hunter M Steadman Sr.
My father, a navy veteran from WW2, was a harsh and remote man, however, he showed a soft spot for my mother. His love for my mother showed us what a happy marriage could be. He was always financially generous and responsible.
Witty, funny, loving, sensitive, kind! I could feel my mother’s intense love for my sister and me. She was such a warm, good person!
(Carol Larson - Unity on the North Shore)
James McMichael and Virginia McMichael
My loving grandmother. (Melinda Buehring - Unity in Naperville)
Hattie Myrtle Guy
I think dad found it hard to enjoy things. Yet being a pilot and traveling the world was profoundly meaningful. He was brilliant and loved learning, and eventually learned to tell his family how much he loved us too. <3 (Kelly Isola)
Warm and loving person who adored children and animals. A very gentle person who was witty and often hilariously funny. I miss her! (Carol Larson - Unity on the North Shore)
She enjoyed creating beauty in so many ways, she was special because she was so lovable and beautiful. (Susan Hoffmann - Unity in Naperville)
Julie Hoffmann - Stewart
Tom Pabst loved his family, the two Lucy’s, and the horse races. He went to just about every sporting event of Little Lucy’s. Miss you Dad. (Lucy Pabst - Unity on the North Shore)