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Labor Day on the first day of September 1, 2014 reminds me how I have worked in Du Page County and in the Village of Lombard before September 2, 1993, when I was employed by Carmen Alonso Kenny & Associates as a Certified Legal Interpreter and Translator for Du Page County Arbitration Center for Workers’ Compensation, Traffic Court at 421 North County Farm Road and the 18th Judicial Circuit Court at 505 North County Farm Road in the City of Wheaton. I also worked at the old courthouse in Geneva, and the new courthouse in St. Charles for the Kane County Judicial Center, including Batavia. Plus, I was assigned interpreting and translation in Elgin and Joliet in Will County; as well as court-appointed legal interpreting in Waukegan, Lake County, and in Woodstock, McHenry County, and beyond to LaSalle County, and DeKalb, in Illinois. For more than twenty (20) years, I have been a commissioned Illinois Notary Public for Cook County first, then for Du Page County by the Illinois Secretary of State and the County Clerk’s Office.
While reading the Chicago Tribune, I found out that Interlate Systems Inc. and Pan Blanco in Elgin, Aurora, and Batavia, owned by Brad White, a former College of Du Page employee who was hiring a Certified Interpreter and Translator in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese. I was interviewed and hired as a Certified Legal Interpreter and Translator by Jacquie Guiter and Rene Hofsteder at the Interlate Systems Inc. office which was located in Elgin Downtown, along Route 30, not far from the Elgin Police Station.
Before and after I got married to Nathan Scott Wittler Patriquin, I was working full-time, free-lance, and part-time on different jobs, occupations, and business sectors in the City of Chicago, Cook County, and outlaying suburbs of Du Page County, Kane County, Lake County, Will County, McHenry County, LaSalle County, DeKalb, and at my home business office.
In addition, I was working for Berlitz Schools at 2 North LaSalle Street in the City of Chicago with Milanka who was the Berlitz Method Trainer, Josepha and June, the receptionist. Then, I was assigned by Berlitz to teach for Beth, the Director, upon assignments from Sally at the Water Tower Place across from the John Hancock Center. Afterwards, Beth moved the Berlitz office to Hinsdale and later opened another Berlitz school in Oak Brook, Du Page County, Illinois USA. Beth at Berlitz assigned me to teach Berlitz Junior at the Butler Middle School on York Road, across from the Oak Brook Country Club and also at Brook Forest Elementary School, along 31st Street in Du Page County, Illinois USA.
After my Father, Mr. Roberto Hung purchased the Lombard Historic Brick Bungalow at 502 South Westmore-Meyers Road and Washington Boulevard, I was driving to and from work upon assignment for Certified Legal Interpreting and Translation, Teaching, Cross-Cultural Training, Consulting Language Social Media jobs for clients, Marketing Localization for AIM Translations managed by Karen in Bloomingdale, and other language work for Business Access Translation managed by Rosa Ridderbusch in Zurich, Illinois.
While I was working all day during mornings, afternoon, and evenings, Nathan Scott Wittler Patriquin and my Father, Mr. Roberto Hung, allowed intruders to roam, ransack, steal, and scatter business documents, a community certificate from the Chinese American Service League, personal belongings, an 18 Karat Gold Bracelet which has been heirloom jewelry that my Grandmother and family had given to me, fashion clothing, intimate apparel, and miscellaneous business and teaching resources which have been stolen and removed from my personal use by the Lombard Police Department and the Illinois Court Houses in Du Page County, Cook County, and other places in the Chicagoland area. I have even lost my Minolta Camera Flash, JVC Digital Film Cassettes, and other teaching media from my work environment after I moved to the Village of Lombard on September 2, 1993.
I have also lost two (2) Tennis Rackets and Tennis Balls, a Tachikara Volleyball, Golfsmith Putting Golf Club, Golf Shoes, Golf Balls, and many other valuables which have been stolen from my Lombard home, allowed by the Lombard Police Department in District 5, York Township, Du Page County, Illinois USA.
In 1992, my Mother Mrs. Gardenia Fong Ramos and my youngest brother Robert S. Hung with his boyfriend Paul Rathe purchased a Lombard home with homeowners’ credit and a cash down deposit of $10,000 given by my Father Mr. Roberto Hung from his IRA retirement funds. Then, they moved to the Lilac Town with a Pomeranian dog near Sunset Knolls Park District on Finley Road, Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Elizabeth Street, and Lilacia Park near Main Street in the Village of Lombard, Du Page County, Illinois USA. Randy Stob is the Lombard realtor who sold my brother Robert the real estate property in Du Page County and deliberately set out to bring the rest of the family of Mr. Roberto Hung Juris Doctor, his Daughter, and Husband to buy a Lombard home in Du Page County, Illinois.
When Paul Rathe, a young urban gay who lived on Roscoe Street near Halsted Street, Boys Town and Lakeview in Chicago, convinced my youngest brother and mother to buy a Lombard home and move to the western suburbs in Du Page County during 1992, he did not tell them that buying Lombard real estate would cause chronic health and medical problems for them, long-term disease, psychiatric problems, violence against women, assault, physical abuse, biomedical and bio-sexual transgendered studies, hospitalizations, traumatic brain injuries, head concussions, tragedy, family death, and abuse of human rights in housing under the law in York Township, Illinois, USA.
Paul Rathe introduced my brother and mother to Baird & Warner realtor Paulette Weininger who found a Lombard home for them at 342 West Harrison Street near Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Elizabeth Street, Finley Road and Main Street close to Walgreens, near the Du Page County Crisis Unit, a Medical Group Practice located at 440 South Finley Road and Washington Blvd. in the Village of Lombard, Illinois 60148 USA. Linda Schuster who lived in Westmont was the girlfriend of Paul Rathe who referred my brother and mother to buy a house in Village of Lombard, also known as Lilac Town for the annual Lilac Parade celebration near Main Street in Spring time.
Randy Stob, the Lombard realtor who sold them the real estate property at 342 West Harrison Street near Elizabeth Street and Finley Road, began to encourage my brother Robert S. Hung and my Mother to bring other people in the family, to include her Daughter with her father and husband to buy Lombard real estate property in Du Page County, Illinois USA.
Since my Mother and Brother purchased Lombard real estate property from the same Lombard realtor, I have been kidnapped four (4) times during the course of employment and from my Lombard home in District 5, York Township, Du Page County, upon return from working by friends of the Lombard realtor and his associates in the Du Page Realtors Association in Illinois USA.
I had already worked as a Certified Legal Interpreter and Translator in Wheaton, Geneva, Oak Brook in Du Page County, as well as St. Charles, Batavia, Elgin, Aurora in Kane County, and DeKalb, Illinois.
During June 1993, Mr. Roberto Hung started looking to purchase real estate property for a home in Du Page County near my brother and mother in Lombard, Illinois. After my Father, myself, and my husband purchased a historic Lombard Brick Bungalow at 502 South Westmore Avenue and Washington Boulevard, near Saint Pius X Catholic Church, we began to invite and entertain family and friends at our Lombard home in District 5, Du Page County, Illinois USA. During April 1994 and Lilac Time, the family of Mr. Roberto Hung Juris Doctor entertained and hosted Nathan S. Wittler’s retired Christian missionary parents, Reverend Melvin A. Wittler and Mrs. Nancy Wittler Patriquin who were travelling in the Chicago area and the United States on furlough from Istanbul, Turkey, in the Middle East.
In addition, my Mother’s youngest sister, Mrs. Xiomara Fong Ramos de Zayas from Santiago de Cuba, was invited to visit the Village of Lombard for six (6) months to stay with her oldest sister whom she had not seen in more than twenty (20) years—our family had left Cuba during the Catholic Freedom Flights and arrived in Miami, Florida on July 19, 1971. My parents, Mr. Roberto Hung and Mother Mrs. Gardenia Fong Ramos, chose to relocate to Chicago, Illinois sponsored by Catholic Charities.
After my Mother’s sister, Aunt Xiomara Fong Ramos de Zayas, visited the Village of Lombard in 1994, I was kidnapped after I completed an interpreting assignment for Interlate Systems Inc. in Aurora, Kane County, Illinois USA. I was working as a Certified Legal Interpreter and Translator, also as commissioned Illinois Notary Public for more than twenty (20) years, working with Action Translation Bureau managed by Joseph Raudonis in Palos Heights, Carmen Kenny & Associates in Arlington Heights, Interlate Systems Inc. in Elgin and Batavia, Kane County, and other translation agencies affiliated to the Chicago Area Translators Association (CHICATA) and the American Translators Association (ATA) under the aegis of the Federation of International Translators (FIT).
My name is Gardenia C. Hung, estranged spouse of Nathan Scott Wittler Patriquin, DOB December 27, 1958, Age 55 years old, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Roberto Hung Juris Doctor and his surviving widow Mrs. Gardenia Fong Ramos, DOB February 2, 1938, a disabled, retired senior citizen, 76 years of age, who was transferred from Elmhurst Memorial Hospital during the year 2006 to the Chicagoland area unbeknown to me, her first daughter who is a Lombard resident homeowner and was living at 502 South Westmore Avenue and Washington Boulevard in District 5, York Township, Du Page County, Illinois 60148-3028 USA.
Eight (8) years have passed since I last saw my Mother, Mrs. Gardenia Fong Ramos, who is now a disabled senior citizen living on the north side of Chicago, 48th Democratic Ward, in the Edgewater neighborhood, near Loyola University, Lake Shore Campus by Lake Michigan, Illinois USA.
I am a Lombard resident homeowner and Catholic parishioner near St. Pius X Catholic Church, who was helping my Mother Mrs. Gardenia Fong Ramos, widow of the late Mr. Roberto Hung Juris Doctor, after her forced hospitalization to the Psychiatric Ward in the care of Dr. McKenna and Social Worker Tilary at Illinois Masonic Medical Center by Jim Wilbrot, Sally, Timothy Tromasina, James and his friends in Oak Park, who committed her with the Chicago Police Department on Addison Street near Halsted Street , In the Lakeview and Boys’ Town neighborhoods during 2005.
I have not seen My Mother since January 12, 2006 when I found her injured at our Lombard Brick Bungalow, 502 South Westmore-Meyers Road and Washington Boulevard, across Mrs. Shimek’s green home and Robyn’s brick brownstone.
Eight (8) years have passed since the Du Page County Clerk Gary King told me that my Mother was dead, but I did not believe him when I replied that my Mother was not dead. Du Page County and Cook County Social Workers and other medical facilities in Illinois have not contacted me as my Mother’s daughter and next-of-kin family member, even when my Mother was staying with me as a Lombard resident during November and December 2005, and January 2006.
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Maxfield’s Pancake House is West Roosevelt Road in Lombard, DuPage County, Illinois

Four (4) years ago, both Michelle Leaver and her Mother Olivia Hung-Simons drove to the western suburbs for breakfast at 352 East Roosevelt Road, Maxfield’s Pancake House to meet me on Saturday morning for Brunch with Henry William Hochstatter, on August 15th, 2009, during the Summer of 2009.  Michelle Leaver is the daughter of Wayne Leaver and Olivia Hung-Simons, who was staying at the Columbia College Downtown Residence while she was sent to study in Chicago, Illinois where her father Wayne Leaver was raised and educated.  Wayne Leaver wanted Michelle, his youngest daughter to live and study in the Windy City by Lake Michigan, Illinois USA.  Afterwards, Michelle Leaver moved to Oak Park and River Forest, near Concordia College.

When I received a telephone call from Olivia and Michelle, I was surprised to hear that they were both in Chicago, Illinois.  I had not seen my Cousin Olivia Hung-Simons for more than thirty years.  Olivia is the niece and god-daughter of  my Father, the late Mr. Roberto Hung Juris Doctor who visited her Father Miguel Hung and family in Miami, Kendall County, Florida.

Friends of Roberto Hung’s family encouraged Michelle Leaver and her Mother to meet with me in Lombard because Michelle had a roommate who lived in DuPage County, and visited there regularly and over the weekends.

Maxfield’s Pancake House is a nice family restaurant to meet and reconnect with relatives and friends in Lombard and the western suburbs of  DuPage County, Illinois.

The family meeting with my Cousin Olivia and her Daughter Michelle Leaver was pleasant over breakfast for four people since I had invited them to meet me with Henry W. Hochstatter on Saturday morning at Maxfield’s, a popular eatery on weekends.  I had not seen Cousin Olivia since she had married Wayne Leaver or met her daughter Michelle who had been living and visiting in Chicago, Illinois for several years, unbeknown to me and my Father, Mr. Roberto Hung Juris Doctor.

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During the family meeting, Michelle and Olivia wanted to take digital photos of our gathering at Maxfield’s.  After breakfast, Olivia and Michelle were planning to drive to Rockford, Illinois and return in the evening for dinner.  So, Olivia invited me and Henry to have dinner at T.G.I.F. in Oak Park by 7:30 P.M.  At T.G.I. Friday’s we exchanged gifts for Olivia and Michelle Leaver.

Afterwards, Michelle Leaver left Chicago suddenly, got into a car accident, and became pregnant.  Since then, Michelle Leaver gave birth to a son whose name is Joseph.  During July 2013, Michelle Leaver and Olivia Hung-Simons have removed all the photos from Facebook and the Internet.

Gardenia C. Hung, M.A.
Post Office Box 1274
Lombard, IL 60148
Tel. 630-201-9055
Fax: 702-925-0527

Active communications professional, responsible project manager, who is able to manage multiple tasks with accountability, responsiveness, and creativity. Multilingual communicator and expressive individual. Creative designer for product presentations, ideas, and projects. Media arts professional who is able to visualize ideas, thoughts, and projects and express the same in various media formats. Researcher, developer, and analyst for project study programs.

To secure professional employment as a communications project manager in a corporate environment to implement the company’s goals and objectives, applying core competencies acquired through employment experience in the following:
• Project Management for Communications
• Technical Communications
• Communication with Diplomacy and Tact
• Communications Media Arts Consulting
• Communications Faculty Researcher and Developer for Project Study Programme
• Faculty Development for Curriculum Designed Courses and Objectives
• Corporate Communications Media Marketing
• Translation and Interpreting in English, French, Spanish
• Cross-Cultural Ethnography
• Business Intelligence Analysis
• Integrated Marketing Communications
• Emergency Services—First Aid, CPR, AED, Search Rescue
• Health Food Nutrition—Organic, Herbal, Natural Wholesome Foods, Teas, etc.
University of Illinois at Chicago
M.A. in Communications, Rhetoric, Ethnography, Theatre 1985
Dissertation: Published Ethnography and Research for Cross-Cultural Thesis. “The Chinese in Cuba”
Honors: Dissertation passed “with Distinction”, GPA
Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago
B.A. in Education, Communications, English, Spanish, French, Writing 1982
Thesis: “Individualized Differences Education for the Student in Secondary Education”
Honors GPA
College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn
Associate Degree in Adult Education. Honors 2000
Areas of Concentration: Communication, Adult Learner
Honors, GPA: “Accelerated Learning and the Adult Student”

• Abraham Lincoln Fellowship, University of Illinois at Chicago 1983 – 1984
• Chinese American Service League Certificate, Volunteer Service, Chicago 1983 – 1984
• Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago 1981 – 1982
• Laval University Scholarship, Québec, Canada 1981 – 1982
• Mecklenburger Scholarship, Northeastern Illinois University 1977 – 1980
College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Faculty – “Communications for Health Care Professionals” English/Spanish 1997 – 2000
Developed syllabus and overall course structure, and administered all grades.
Adjunct Faculty – “Developmental Writing”
1998– 2000
Developed syllabus and overall course structure, and administered all grades.
Communications Faculty – English 101, 102, 103, 104, 105 1998– 2000
Developed syllabus and overall course structure, including weekly lab practicum,
and administered all grades.
Faculty – Business Professional Institute Adult Education Programme 1997-2000
Collaborated on curriculum and exam development, met with students upon request,
and graded all written work, including final exam papers.
Communications, Languages & Culture, Inc., Illinois, U.S.A.
Editorial support, including developmental and copy editing of their internal online and printed documentation. 1993 – Present
Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ICTFL)
Compiled cross-cultural and language study reports, including analytical and global market trends, to track the cross-cultural linguistic exchanges and language-acquisition practices. 1995 – Present
Federation Internationale de Traducteurs (FIT), Vancouver, Canada 2002
Compiled reports, including projections, statistical and market trends, to track the growth and development for integrated marketing communications, socio-economic and political changes, from local to global trends, “glocally”.
Ethnographer and Language Consultant
Translated American-English external cross-cultural web site content to French, Spanish. 1993 – Present
Communications Media Arts
Writer, Editor, Publisher, Digital Media Professional
Provided written feature articles for professional publications, newsletters, associations, brochures, internet web sites, frequently-asked questions, communications media arts.
1998 – Present
• “A Cross-Cultural Perception of the World Through Language Communication”
Guest faculty speaker at 2002 Conference for the Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Springfield, Illinois, 15th Anniversary Festivities

• “Interpreting and Translation as Communication Processes for the 21st Century”
Proposal/Dissertation presented at FIT 2002, XVI World Congress of the International Federation of Translators. Meeting of International Translators and Interpreters, Vancouver Canada 2002

• “Interpret and Translate to Communicate”. Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Springfield, Illinois, Fall, October 2002

• “How Are Languages Used as Communication Tools in the Twenty-First Century”
Paper presented to the Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Itasca, IL 2001

• “Communicate: Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing”. “Add Value to Your Life, Learn a Second Language”. Guest Faculty Presenter for the Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Itasca, Du Page County, Illinois, Fall, October 2000

• English – Excellent usage as native language for speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
• French – Excellent usage for speaking/listening fluently, reading/writing with high proficiency
• Spanish– Excellent usage for speaking/listening fluently, reading/writing with high proficiency
• Portuguese – Basic competence to speak, listen, read, and write.
• Italian – Basic competence to speak, listen, read, and write.
• State of Illinois Teaching Certificate, U.S.A.
• U.S. Federal Certification for Interpreting Medical Reports, Chicago, Illinois.
• Notary Law Institute, Notary Law Seminar for the State of Illinois in Downers Grove.
• American Management Association, Certificate for “Communicating with Diplomacy and Tact.”
• American Management Association, Certificate for “Technical Writing.”
• Université de Montréal, Certificate for Legal Interpreting, Canada.
• Université de Montréal, Certificate for Consecutive Interpretation in the Courtroom, Canada.


• DV: Medical Spanish for Health Care Professionals at Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, Illinois.
Taught and developed 10-week programme for the College of DuPage, Business Professional Institute, Fall 2000, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, U.S.A.
• DV: San Filippo Plum Tree Farm, Barrington Hills, Illinois, in Color and in English, Summer 2000.
• DV: Southern/Central Spain—Art and Architecture. Study and Travel Field Experience, Spring 2000
College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
• DV: Latin American Studies Open House, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, May 10, 2000. Sponsored by the Latin American Committee.

• Digital Photographs Asian Pacific American Dances and Folklore by Children from the Chicago Public Schools, Office of Language & Cultural Education, The 8th Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration, Wednesday, May 24, 2006, Richard J. Daley Center Plaza, Chicago Illinois, U.S.A.
• Digital Photographs from Holy Name Cathedral, Old St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, and St. Peter’s Catholic Church by Franciscan Friars in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
• “Tricolor Ribbon and Excellence Medal,” Designed Logo Graphic for I.C.T.F.L. Fall 2001.
• “Strawberries & Currants in the Sunlight,” from my Lombard garden, Summer 2001, Illinois.
• “Variegated Green Canadian Maple,” from the Montréal Botanical Gardens, Québec, Canada, 2001.
• “Peonies in Bloom.” from my Lombard garden, Summer 2000.
• Open House Poster for Latin American Studies Programme, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, 2000.
• Poster for Canadian Travel, French Club, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Spring 1980.
• “Autumn,” Original Charcoal Drawing, Madonna High School, Art Department, Sr. Sponsa, 1977.
• Asian-Pacific American Festival, Daley Center, May 2006, Students, Children from Chicago Public Schools Performing Cultural and Folkloric Dances, Office of Language & Cultural Education
• Contributions and Donations to the American Veterans
• Local, State, Federal Government, International, Global
• Health Care
• Children
• Environmental/Ecology
• Project Management for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Inc., Dewars Newspaper Software, etc.
• Computer Trainer for Software and Hardware
• Technical Troubleshooter, Hands-On PC, Media/Audio
• Technical Writer for Specifications, Reports, Documentation, etc.
• Microsoft Office, Excel, Access, experience with other software/hardware
• Typing Speed: 100 WPM


Communications, Languages & Culture, Inc. Contact:

Samuel R. Lewis & Associates, Consulting Engineers, Mr. Joseph “Joe” Pelletier, Mr. Albert Fuji, Mr. Manuel Cordero, Engineers for Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Services

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Inc., AES IBM Series with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Sears Tower Project

Babcock America Corporation, Roselle, Illinois

Northeastern Illinois University, Career Services, 5500 North St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60625 USA

College of Du Page, Human Resources Department – Adult Continuing Education, Faculty,
425 Fawell Blvd. Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 | (630) 942-2800

Communications, Languages & Culture, Inc. provides consulting services upon request for integrated marketing communications and business intelligence, using languages and cross-cultural training, research, and development for corporate clients in various disciplines–legal, medical, technical, government, commercial, retail, manufacturing distribution, media arts, digital video, journalism, photography, destinations relocation services, and desktop publishing—writing, translation, proofreading, copyediting, machine-translation, post-editing; project management, cross-cultural ethnography, linguistics—historical research and development; multimedia presentations; digital media production.

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