In Memoriam

As we are informed of the passing of a club member, spouse or immediate family member or the death of an Osco/Sav-on associate or former employee, we will post a write-up including bereavement details, job history and photos.  In addition to posting on the website, the memoriam may also appear in an edition of Connections.   If you have specific information or photos you would like to share please send via email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or via U.S. Mail to:

Osco/Sav-on Alumni Club
P.O. Box 1024
Lombard, Illinois 60148-8024

Visitors and club members are encouraged to post offering condolences, words of comfort and special recollectionsby clicking the Write Comment at the end of a write-up.   Log in to access all obituaries published prior to January 1, 2014.

On behalf of the Alumni Club, we extend our deepest sympathies to the families who have lost loved ones.


2020 July 10th: Marilyn Domiano Kaderabek

Kaderabek  Marilyn


Marilyn Domiano Kaderabek, age 78, passed away peacefully at home from breast cancer, surrounded in love by her family. She was born in Chicago, IL to her adoring parents, Joe and Lee where she lived until the family moved to River Grove shortly before she began high school. She met her loving and devoted husband, Emil, at a party of mutual friends in 1962. They were married a short 9 months later and celebrated nearly 57 years of marriage, family, countless laughs and many memories together. The love they shared was evident and often displayed when we would see our parents dancing together in the morning.

Marilyn was a committed and involved mother, dedicating the early years of her family life to PTA, blue bird and camp fire girl leader, and faithful cheerleader at all of her children’s school and sports events. She never missed an assembly or game. She valued and advocated for education, supporting and encouraging her children and husband to reach their highest goals, beaming with delight at their accomplishments. She was incredibly proud of her little brother, Russ, her many nieces and nephews, and relished in the successes of her family and friends, always offering a heartfelt congratulations.

Marilyn grew her career with Jewel-Osco Company, working as an executive assistant to the CEO, before parlaying her exemplary organizational skills into the Director of Event Planning. She taught the values of dedication and hard work to her children. She finished her career as the personal assistant to Donald S. Perkins, her longtime friend and former CEO of Jewel Food Stores.

An honorary aunt and “second mother” to many, Marilyn touched the lives of those around her. She was generous of time and advice, giving, loving. She was quick to laugh as evidenced daily from the playful and fun banter of her husband. She rarely could keep a straight face with him. Some of the loudest and heartiest laughs occurred the first Friday of every month when she gathered with her “club girlfriends”, her high school friends whose friendship and gatherings continued nearly 60 years. She was the consummate party planner, scheduling and organizing outings and trips with friends from the neighborhood and from work. She made friends easily and quickly, and until the day she passed, kept in touch with many.

A dedicated and loving Gram, Marilyn adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren above measure. She valued her family, was immensely proud of them, and loved their frequent visits, phone calls, group chats, and watching her grandchildren grow into adults, and her friends. She was loved by so many, and will be missed terribly.

Write comment (0 Comments)

2020 January 5th: Betsy Burton

Betsy Burton


BURTON--Betsy. On January 5, 2020 Betsy Burton, of Palm Desert, CA, passed away at age 68. Betsy was born to Elise and Beard of Richmond, VA in 1951. She received her BA from the college of William & Mary in 1973 and earned her MBA from the University of Chicago in 1975. Burton went on to serve as CEO for Zale's, Tower Records, Supercuts, PIP printing & Cosmetic Centers. Burton also served on multiple boards throughout the years including: UNFI, STAPLES, SPORTS AUTHORITY, GNC, AERO, RAC, & ZALES. In addition to her business career, Betsy was proud to have been a member of the National Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs as well as the Young Presidents Organization. When not behind a desk, Betsy could be found on the Art Smith trail above Palm Desert or one of the many trails in Will Rogers State Park. She was a collector of the modern arts with a particular fondness for Warhol, Lichtenstein and Rosenqueist. She is survived by daughter Jennifer and sister Ellen.  Betsy started her career as a Trainee at #951 Dorchester, MA.

Write comment (0 Comments)

2020 June 6th: Norma Baranick

Norma Baranick  Tork has asked that we share the passing of Norma Baranick, wife for 65 years of Dan Baranick, on June 6th, 2020 in Minot North Dakota.  She grew up in Regan and graduated nursing school in 1953.  She moved to Minneapolis and worked at Northwestern Hospital after beginning her career at Hazen Memorial Hospital.

In 1955, she married Dan who was a pharmacy student at NDSU.  He graduated in 1958 and was a pharmacist at Osco in St Cloud Minnesota.  Dan’s career took them to Illinois and then to Minot where they currently live.

She had an abundance of hobbies including travel she was not ashamed to voice her opinion on political matters.....that would have been something to sit in on!

She is survived by Dan, two children, Sandy and Kristine (Bili), 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Her services were June 10th, 2020

Tork has information if you are interested in contacting Dan.

Write comment (0 Comments)

2020 May 6th: Sallie Hall

Sallie was an institution as the Head Cosmetician for Skagg's Drugs and also for all of the stores after the American Stores merger.

If ever there was a unique and compelling spirit, it was Sallie, may she rest in peace.
Write comment (0 Comments)

2020 June 3rd: Mark S Johnson

Mark S. Johnson, age 66, a resident of Naperville, IL since 1993, passed away peacefully on June 3, 2020 surrounded by the love of his family. He was born on January 6, 1954 in Moline, IL. Mark is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Maxine; his loving children, Kelley (Derek) Slovak and Ryan (Tramy) Johnson; his cherished grandchildren, Connor and Carter Slovak, Kaden Johnson; his cousins, Gary and Craig Johnson; as well as many great friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Alma Johnson. Mark was a proud graduate of the University of Iowa. He worked as a pharmacist at the Oswego Jewel-Osco for many years and was well respected by the many customers he had the pleasure of helping. Mark had many interests, including working on his model trains, flying model airplanes, biking, kayaking and traveling with friends and family. He was a diehard Hawkeyes fan and a football season ticket holder for almost 30 years. Above all, Mark was devoted to his family. He enjoyed every day he spent with them and treasured hearing his grandkids call him Grandpa and Papa. He will be truly missed. For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to Mark's life, memorials may be directed to Compassionate Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, in care of Barry O'Donnell, St. Raphael Church, 1215 Modaff Rd., Naperville, IL 60540. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 11, 10:30 AM until 1:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. Due to current health mandates only 10 individuals at any given time will be allowed throughout the visitation hours. Funeral Services and interment will be private for the family. For information, please call 630-355-0213 or visit
Write comment (0 Comments)