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

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


2021 February 17th: Kalajian, Nora (Seferian)

The mother of Margie Glikas, former Eastern Region Administrative Assistant recently passed away.  Kalajian, Nora (Seferian) of Watertown, February 17, 2021. Daughter of the late Hagop and Margaret Seferian.  Beloved wife of the late Charles G. Kalajian.  Devoted mother of Margie Glikas and her husband Steve, Ken Kalajian and his wife Esther and Gary Kalajian and his wife Regina. Cherished grandmother of Charles Kalajian and his wife Lisa and Hope, John and Alex Kalajian. Loving sister of the late Sarah Chotilian, Grace LaGreca, Rose Zeytoonian, Anthony Seferian and Lucy Jelladian. Sister-in-law of John Kalajian of Bloomfield, Michigan and the late Virginia Norsesian.  Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

At the request of the family, funeral and cemetery services are private. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Saint James Armenian Church, 465 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472. Due to the ongoing Covid- 19 pandemic, current public health and safety measures will be followed. Social distancing and facemasks will be required for everyone’s safety.

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2021 January 25th, Linda Wiese Mullins

Linda Mullins, wife of Jim Mullins and formerly of Long Grove, IL, died on January 25, 2021 in Florida, following a long illness, surrounded by her 4 children (Tom, Julie, Dan, Scott) and husband, James. Linda loved the outdoors, animals, world-travel, but ultimately she was a wonderful mom. She grew up in Yorktown Heights, NY, and attended Lake Forest College and graduate school at Northeastern Illinois. In 1962, she married James. She was always busy: working, volunteering (Ryerson Woods, Archer School, Sierra Club), chattering (Lordy she could talk!). She is dearly loved and missed.

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2021 February 17th: Sam Leone

Samuel “Sam” Leone, loving son of the late Rosolino and Grace (nee Nasca); dear brother of Marion Bottigliero; beloved uncle of Gianna Bottigliero; dear nephew of the late Josephine Castiglia, Filina, Philip, Sam, Charles and Rosario Nasca; loving cousin and godfather of many. Sam was a retired and dedicated Jewel Osco Manager for over 40 years. Funeral Saturday, family and friends are asked to gather 10:00 a.m. at Salerno’s Rosedale Chapels 450 W. Lake St. Roselle, IL. Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Entombment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Visitation Friday 2:00-8:00 p.m. For info In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Children Hospital or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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2021 Februery 11th: Bobby Martinez

I'm very sorry to announce that Bobby Martinez passed away last week from complications of hypertensive cardiovascular disease and diabetes.  We were notified by his longtime friend Peter Coutsoumbos who said this about Bobby, "He was a great, amazing person, anybody that knows him will tell you, he was kind, funny and generous. He loved to laugh, anywhere, anytime. He enjoyed riding his Harley (Fat Boy), he loved life!" HIs wife Jean shared that "Bobby was so focused and sharp, he could have done anything, gone anywhere in his career. His two boys Bobby Jr and Aaron were his pride and joy, and he loved his granddaughtersAdelyn, Camille, Bella, and Olivia more than anything. Bobby was truly blessed with 3 biological and a bonus one by marriage."


Bobby Martinez who passed recently at only 51 years of age.
The First service will be held on March 5th with Visitation from 1pm to 4pm 
and Vigil/Rosary will be at 2:30 at Sunset Funeral Home Northeast, 
4631 Hondo Pass, El Paso Texas.
Services in California Services for Bob will be held on March 11th at 1pm. San Luis Rey Mission in Oceanside
Messages of consolation may be sent to Bobby's oldest son Bobby Jr. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   


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2020 December 8th: Elizabeth Schultz

Elizabeth "Bettie" Sue Schultz, 87 of Bloomington passed away at 12:12 PM on Tuesday December 8, 2020 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.  Bettie was born January 5, 1933 in Towanda to Worley and Eula Loveall Arnett. She married Harry Edward Schultz on April 7, 1956 in Normal. He preceded her in death on October 18, 2018. She is also preceded in death by her parents and one sister Dorothy Stoutenborough.  She is survived by two daughters: Arnette (Charles Rydholm) Schultz of Naperville and Sue Schultz of Belleville, IL, and one granddaughter Olivia Rydholm.  Bettie was a former member of University Christian Church in Normal and currently a member of First Christian Church in Bloomington. She was a 1950 graduate of Normal Community High School and in 1955 graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor's degree in pharmacy. She returned to Bloomington and worked many years at Hildabrandts in Normal, Nierstheimers in Bloomington and Osco Pharmacy on Oakland, retiring in 1995. Bettie was a life-long devotee of UK Wildcat basketball and never missed a running of the Kentucky Derby. After retirement she remained active, volunteering her time for the AFS Foreign Exchange Student travel team at O'Hare International Airport for many years. She was the past president of the 12th Armor Division Association. Bettie loved animals, especially cats, was an avid reader and loved antiquing.

Memorial contributions may be made to the 12th Armored Division Museum at 1289 North 2nd Street in Abilene, TX 79601 ( or to Faith in Action Bloomington/Normal (

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