B. April 15, 1926 in Grayslake, Lake County, IL
D. April 15, 1926 in Grayslake, Lake County, IL
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  • Father: Francis T. “Frank” Catalano born November 19, 1900 in Cook County, IL; married Helen F. Scheich on February 26, 1924 in Monroe County, MI; Francis died August 26, 1965 in Roselle, DuPage County, IL; buried in Saint Isidore Catholic Church Cemetery, Bloomingdale, DuPage County, IL

According to the U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:

“Name: Frank Catalano; Permanent Home Address: 1006 S. Sangamon St., chicago, Ill.; Age in Years: 18; Date of Birth: November 19, 1900; Race: White: Alien: Non-declarant; If not a citizen of the U.S., of what nation are you a citizen or subject? Italy; Present Occupation: Laborer in Canning Fact.; Employer’s Name: Inderrieden Canning; Place of Employment: Grays Lake, Ill; Nearest Relative: Jennie Catalano; 1006 S. Sangamon St., Chicago; Height: Medium; Build: Slender; Color of Eyes: Brown; Color of Hair: Brown; Signed: Sept 12, 1918”

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Saturday, August 28, 1965, page 48:

Frank Catalano, age 64, of Roselle, beloved husband of the late Helen, nee Schich, dear father of James and Mary Jane Hopkins; fond grandfather of seven, brother of Anthony, Mary and Concetta. Resting at Richert & Son Funeral Home, 333 S. Roselle road, Roselle. Funeral mass Monday 10 a. m. at St. Walter, Roselle. LA 9-5751.”

  • Mother: Helen Florence (Scheich) Catalano born April 7, 1908 in Maybee, Monroe County, MI, daughter of Theodore Scheich (1861-1938) and Mary J. (Eby) Scheich (1869-1943); Helen died May 14, 1959 in Roselle, DuPage County, IL; buried in Saint Isidore Catholic Church Cemetery, Bloomingdale, DuPage County, IL

According to the Daily Herald (Chicago IL) Thursday, May 21, 1959, page 123:

Helen Catalano
Mrs. Helen F. Catalano, 51, late of 220 Forest, Roselle, died May 14 after an extended illness in the DuPage Memorial hospital, Elmhurst, Msgr. Joseph A. Wagner celebrated the funeral mass at 11 a.m., St. Walter’s church, Roselle. Burial was in St. Isadore’s cemetery in Cloverdale. Mrs. Catalano is survived by her husband, Frank, a son, James A. of Roselle; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Jane Hopkins of Chicago; two brothers, Albert and Phillip Schich (sic) of Monroe, Michigan; 5 sisters; Mrs. Edith Holzinger, Mrs. Anna Holzinger and Mrs. Rose Hurley, all of Maybee, Mich.; Mrs. Odelia Hurley of Pennsylviania and Mrs. Gertrude Willets of Lincoln Park, Mich. Mrs. Catalano’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore E. Schich (sic) and a sister preceded her in death.”

  • Siblings:
    • Mary Jane Ilene (Catalano) Hopkins born April 29, 1927 in Grayslake, Lake County, IL; married Robert E. Hopkins (1909-1967); Mary died September 6, 1995; buried in Saint Isidore Catholic Church Cemetery, Bloomingdale, DuPage County, IL

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Thursday, September 7, 1995, page 230:

Mary Jane I. Hopkins, Chicago Police Crossing Guard for Audubon School, beloved mother of Ilene Hopkins; loving aunt of James, Frank, Vincent and David Catalano, Mary helen Elam and Angie Leija. Funeral Friday, Sept. 8, 9:30 a.m. from Matz Funeral Home, 2058 W. Belmont, to St. Andrew Church. Mass 10 a.m. to Graceland Cemetery for committal service. Interment St. Isidore Cemetery, Bartlett, IL. Visitation Thursday, 3 to 9 p.m. 312-525-0001.”

    • James Albert Catalano born November 2, 1930 in Grayslake, Lake County, IL; Navy Veteran (November 3, 1947 – October 23, 1951); married Violet Whitmire, daughter of Thomas Limbaugh and Mary Anna (Brown) Limbaugh (1911-2003) on June 6, 1952 in Roselle, DuPage County, IL; James died October 5, 2004 in Spring Valley, Clark County, NV

Additional Information:

According to the Illinois, U.S. Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947:

“Name: Francis Catalino (sic); Birth Date: 15 Apr 1926; Birth Place: Grays Lake, Avon, Lake, Ill; Death Date: 15 Apr 1926; Death Place: Grays Lake, Avon, Lake, Illinois; Burial Date: 17 Apr 1926; Cemetery Name: Fort Hill; Death Age: 1 Day; Gender: Male; Residence: Grays Lake, Lake, Ill; Father Name: Francis T. Catalino (sic); Father Birth Place: Cook County, Ill; Mother Name: Helen F. Scheich; Mother Birth Place: Maybe (sic), Mich.; Comments: Stillborn; FHL Film Number: 1504134”

According to the Lake County Illinois Genealogical Society. “Strang Funeral Home – Grayslake, Illinois – 1908-1964”. Mundelein IL. 2015:

“Surname: CATALINO ; Name: Francis; Birth Date/Place: 14 Apr 1926, Home; Death Date/Place: (blank); Cause of Death: Stillborn; Occupation: (blank); Minister – Funeral Home: FR. SCHINUDT, Round Lake; Burial Place – Next of Kin: Fort Hill Cem, s/Frank CATALINO”

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Grayslake Village, Avon Township, Lake County, IL living on Hillside Ave., the household members were:

“Frank T. Catalano, head, age 28, married at age 24, born in Illinois, parents born in Italy, Occupation: Painter – Exterior & Interior; Helen F. Catalano, wife, age 22, married at age 17, born in Michigan, parents born in Michigan; Mary J. Catalano, daughter, age 2 11/12, single, born in Illinois”