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Marcia L. Brady, age 68, of Lombard

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Brady, MarshaMarcia Lee Brady (nee Riordan) passed away at her home in Lombard, IL on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the age of 68 surrounded by love and her family.

Marcia is predeceased by her parents, Laymon and Mary Riordan, and her sister, Sandy Ratcliff.

Marcia is survived by her loving husband Tim of nearly 25 years. They were married in Chicago on May 2, 1993.

Marcia is lovingly remembered by her husband Tim; brother Mike Riordan; son Eric (Noreen) Francis; step-son Mike (Jessica) Brady; nephew—whom she thought of as her 2nd son—Jimmy (Jennifer) Preather and their daughter Justice; niece Irene Johnson and her children Carl Blystone, Robbie Blystone, Deseri (Carl) Wedin; nephew Danny (Malinda) Preather and his children TJ Preather, Jacob (Meagan) Preather, Sandy (Corey) Schaefer, Josh (Alexa) Kelley as well as many other relatives and dear friends; and lastly her very loyal dog Kingsford (King) who sat beside her until the very end giving her comfort and protection.

Marcia enjoyed life. She was a fan of sports, especially the Chicago Bears and NASCAR. Marcia loved Spring, reading and spending time with her family.

Marcia’s Catholic funeral service will be held privately with her immediate family. Her home will be open to family and friends for a memorial on Saturday, April 7 at 3 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for memorial donations to be made to the American Lung Association by contacting 1-800-LUNGUSA or visiting or even by quitting smoking to honor Marcia.


Gladys C. Seggerson nee Grabenstein of Lombard

Friday, March 9th, 2018

SeggersonGladys C. Seggerson nee Grabenstein of Lombard, born July 22, 1930 (age 87), died March 8, 2018, at her home.

Private Funeral Service held at Elm Lawn Cemetery, Elmhurst, by Rev. Dan Wegrzyn of St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church.

Mrs. Seggerson is survived by a son, Jaime (Barb) of West Virginia, a brother Richard (Linda) of Lombard and 3 generations of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, William Joseph Seggerson, and by her son, William Richard Seggerson.

She graduated from St. John’s Lutheran School and Glenbard West High School.

She was a resident of Lombard since 1940 and worked for Illinois Bell Telephone for 9 years.  She also worked as an independent Market Research Operator for 14 years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln Ave., would be appreciated.

Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home in Lombard.  For more information call 888-629-0094.

Youssef D. Elkartabani, age 91, of Aurora

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Youssef D. Elkartabani, age 91, of Aurora, died March 5 at Rush-Copley Medical Center.  Mr. Elkartabani is survived by his wife, Antoinette; 4 children Katie, Doumit (Lolita), Gilbert (Reina) and Denise; and 4 grandchildren, Joe Kate, Giovani and Anthony.

Visitation will be held Thursday, March 8, from 4-8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard and Friday, March 9, from 10 AM until the time of Funeral Service at 11 AM at Our Lady of Lebanon Church, 950 N. Grace St., Lombard.  Interment Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Columbia & North Ave., Naperville.

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Kevin Dougherty, age 59

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

KEVIN DOUGHERTY, age 59, resident of Ray Graham Association, Lombard, died March 7, 2018.  Beloved son of the late Ethel B. and the late Edward “Red”. Loving brother of Maureen Weber of Oswego, Michael (Mary) Dougherty of Arlington Heights, and the Late Brian. Dear Uncle of Todd (Lisa) Weber of West Chicago, Heather Dougherty. of Algonquin, and Melissa (Steve) Rosacker of Algonquin. Great Uncle of Kaylie and Emma.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 9th from 9 AM to the time of Service at 11 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Entombment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove, Illinois.

Kevin grew up in Northlake and was a resident of Ray Graham since 1999.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials to the Ray Graham Association, 901 Warrenville Road, Number 500, Lisle, Illinois 60532 would be appreciated.


LORRAINE A. BEDARD, nee Boisvert, age 98

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Lorraine A. Bedard, nee Boisvert, age 98, of Port Charlotte, Florida, a former longtime resident of Lombard, Illinois, passed away on February 19, 2018.  Lorraine is survived by her children, Sharon, George (Patricia), Edward (Pamela), Dolores (Ron) Callis, Richard (Cathy), and Mary (Frank) Geldert; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her sisters, Adelaide Mills, Dolores Baker, Donna Arndt; and her brother, Larry.

Mrs. Bedard is preceded in death by her beloved husband George; her daughter Joan; her brother, Louie; and her sisters, Beverly Miner, Viola Hull and Joan Corbin.

Lorraine grew up in Little Falls, Minnesota and was the daughter of Addie and Louie Boisvert.  She married George Bedard in April of 1942 and enjoyed 57 years of marriage and raising her family in Lombard.

Lorraine was active in both her church and community.  She was a longtime Eucharistic Server at Sacred Heart Church and an active member of the Lombard Garden Club for many years.

Lorraine, after raising her family, began working as an accountant, eventually retiring from the Plunkett furniture chain.  Upon her retirement, Lorraine continued to pursue her enjoyment of both golf and bowling, activities she thoroughly enjoyed late into her 90’s.

Lorraine will be dearly missed by all who knew her, especially her family.

Memorial Mass for Lorraine will be held Friday, March 23rd at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 114 South Elizabeth Street, Lombard.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Carmel of Mary, 17765 78th Street, SE, Wahpeton ND 58075 or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 would be appreciated.

Charles B. Connolly, 96 years old, of Port St. Lucie, FL, formerly of Lombard

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Connolly-CharlesAmerican FlagCharles B. Connolly, 96 years old, of Port St. Lucie, FL, formerly of Lombard, passed away on March 4, 2018. Loving husband of the late Anne Connolly (nee Reggio); dearest father to Darlyn (John) Goodwin of Lombard and Charles (Carmela) Connolly of Ft. Pierce, FL. Grandfather of John (Deanna) Goodwin Jr. of Rockwall, TX, Brian (Katie) Goodwin of Joliet, Joseph Goodwin of Lombard, Jesse (Christine) Nitz of Northwoods, and Kari Nitz of Ft. Pierce, FL. Great-grandfather of Samantha, James, Jackson, Jillian, Nathan and Callie. Brother of Lawrence (Sally) Connolly, and the late Daniel (Charlotte) Connolly, Loretta (Al) Dyon, Dolores (Jasper) Cuccinello and William (Sharon) Connolly; brother in law of the late Bernice (Emil) Citro, Marie (Archie) Capasso and Anthony (Mary) Reggio. Uncle to numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Sunday, March 11th, from 2 PM to 7 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.  Funeral Services are Monday with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 114 S. Elizabeth Street, Lombard for 10 AM Mass.  Interment will follow at Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook Terrace.

Chuck was the man everyone loved to be around. He lived through some of the most trying times in America but always had a smile and a positive outlook. He was the oldest of six kids growing up on the west side of Chicago during The Great Depression. He didn’t like to talk about that time much other than to thank God for what he had, his family.  He enlisted in the Army and served for three years during World War II. After being injured during a battle in the Philippines, he was awarded a Purple Heart and came home to his love, Anne.

Anne and Chuck married May 16, 1942 in Chicago and soon built their dream home in Lombard where they settled and brought home two beautiful children.  Chuck worked 3 jobs to make sure they had everything they needed.

In the mid-80’s he and Anne moved down to Port St. Lucie and enjoyed retirement from International Harvester. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Port St. Lucie Council 7514. Fishing was his thing till the boat sank. To hear him tell that story or any story for that matter, you felt like you experienced it too.

He returned to IL to see his grandkids regularly, many times by bus because Anne didn’t like to fly.  They always sat right behind the driver and you can bet he knew their life story way before they  arrived.

Nothing gave him more joy than to watch his kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids grow up and live his legacy of loving life and all that is around us. He was also good for a few dollars in their pocket each time.  He would line up the great grandkids before they went home and had them count  with him as he  doled out their prize…always five dollars……always in singles…..and he always had exactly enough in is pocket no matter how many little ones were over.

Chuck loved to talk to anyone and everyone. He gave great advice, even if he didn’t always follow it.  Do you have a nickname?  Maybe you do, but if you don’t, he had one for you. Did you want to be serenaded by a sweet Irish voice? He loved to sing, especially to the ladies. SAY-EE- Every time you spoke with him he would say this.  No one, including him knew what it meant but he ALWAYS said it. Cards anyone? He loved to play Rummy with the grandkids and their friends, never going easy on anyone. If, by chance, you beat him he demanded a rematch. Monday Night Raw- with every punch, kick, or move he would jump, punch, kick and act like it was him in the ring.  Do you have stock in Wrigley? Well you should have as he always had Juicy Fruit gum in his mouth.

Everyone will have their own special memories of the life he shared with us here on Earth. He had friends of all ages who will agree they are better for knowing him. As Chuck would say, Family is everything and love the one you’re with- Love, Gramps

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Louis H. Salinas, age 98, WWII Army Veteran

Monday, March 5th, 2018

American FlagLouis H. Salinas, age 98, past away March 2, 2018.  Louis served in the Army during World War II. He is the  beloved husband of Pauline nee Amparan; loving father of Sylvia S. (the late John) McGrath and Louis H., Jr. (Jane); cherished grandfather of Richard and Elena (Chad) Bowden, John McGrath, and James (Nicole) McGrath; great-grandfather of Annalise, Kayla and Molly; uncle and great uncle of many.  Louis was preceded in death by his two brothers.

A visitation will be held Thursday, March 8th, from 4 PM to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.  Interment is private at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.

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Virginia G. Martin, nee Scanlan, age 91

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Virginia MartinVirginia G. Martin, nee Scanlan, age 91, died March 4.  She was the beloved wife of the late Donald C.; loving mother of Daniel C. (Barbara), Linda Jean (the late Gary) Rohlfing and Steven T. (Laurie) Wesberg; cherished grandmother of Brian, Adam, Natalie, Mat, Bart, Jennifer, Jackie, Chelsea, Stephen, Sean, Colleen, Sarah and Shelby; great-grandmother of 19; dearest sister of Shirley (Wally) Trimpop, Thomas (Darlene) Scanlan; aunt and great aunt of many; and dear friends all over.

Visitation Saturday, March 10th, 2:30 PM until time of service at 3 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Interment private at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

Please omit flowers, donations to the wishes of the family appreciated.

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Helen A. Masick, age 103, of Lombard

Monday, March 5th, 2018

masickHelen A. Masick, age 103, of Lombard, died March 1 at Oakbrook Health Care.  She was the loving wife of the late Joseph A., dearest mother of Barbara (Herb) Sturz of Lombard, John (Mary) of Louisville, KY and Linda (Duncan) Murley of Louisville, KY. Grandmother of Jan (Don) McElmeel of Batavia, Carrie (Tom) Lenkart of N. Aurora, Bryan (Kristin) Rumrill of Louisville, Craig (Jamie) Rumrill of Louisville, Michael (Claire) of Louisville, Adam of Louisville, Meaghan Eskildsen of Louisville. Great-Grandmother of Stacey Lofgren of Carol Stream, John McElmeel of Batavia, Lindsey Rumrill, Matthew Rumrill, Collin Rumrill and Nathan Rumrill, all of Louisville, Wilson Masick of Louisville, Lachlan Masick of Louisville, Sylvia Helen Masick of Louisville, Liam Masick of Louisville, Logan Eskildsen and Mason Eskildsen of Louisville.  Preceded in death by 3 brothers, Edward Shalek, George Shalek and Robert Shalek. Many other relatives.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 10, with 9:30 AM Prayers at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard to 10 AM Mass at St. Pius X Catholic Church.  Visitation Friday 3-8 PM. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

Helen had been a resident of Lombard for the last 26 years, since 1992. She had previously lived in Louisville, Kentucky for 13 years from 1980-1992 and in Lombard from 1962-1980.  She was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, and a member of the Senior Group at St. Pius X.  She was a former member of St. Bernard’s Parish in Louisville. Helen was a great cook and baker.

Memorials to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1025 E. Madison St., Lombard, IL 60148 appreciated.

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John E. Dizonno, age 85, of Lombard and formerly of Melrose Park

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

John E DizonnoAmerican FlagJohn E. Dizonno, a resident of Lombard for over 21 years and formerly of Melrose Park, passed away at home on February 28, 2018. Left behind to cherish the lasting memories are his wife Celia; children: John Jr. (Heidi), Diana Salerno (Brad Peters), Anna (Scott) Pahl, Joe, Mike (Jackie), Mary, Jimi (Christine Specchio), Debbie (Marty) Sampson; sister: Yolanda Beckwith, FL; Nine grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews. His family imagines he was greeted with a large glass of red wine and a good cigar by his first wife Millie and is sitting at a table catching up with his parents and 8 siblings that preceded him in death.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 6th, from 4 PM to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.  Funeral Services are Wednesday with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 114 S. Elizabeth Street, Lombard for 10 AM Mass.  Interment will follow at Mt. Emblem Cemetery in Elmhurst.

John was born June 12, 1932, in Chicago, to John and Anna Dizonno.  He grew up in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. He was the youngest and enjoyed spending time with his older siblings. As a young boy, he often spent Saturday afternoons at the movies enjoying the weekly features and a Hershey bar or two. He built up his strong work ethic early on by delivering papers for The Chicago Herald American while attending Morse Grammar School. John attended Crane Tech High School where he played football and graduated in 1950.

John met Millie after high school. They were married September 4, 1955 in Chicago. John was drafted shortly after they were married and was on active duty from 1956 to 1958. He attended mechanics training while in the service and worked in the motorpool. He would often recount stories of his time at Fort Carson, CO, especially when there was a snow storm on the horizon as he experienced a blizzard that resulted in 80 inches of snow during his time there.

When John returned to Chicago, time was spent living life while enjoying his hobbies of dancing, playing cards and working on cars. As the years went by and their family grew, John and Millie eventually moved to Melrose Park to raise their family. John’s strong work ethic kicked in as needed and he was often found to be working two or three jobs if needed to help take care of their seven children. When he was home, John could be found working on the family cars or helping the neighbors. One of the favorite family memories are the summer trips to Great America when everyone could spend the day together.

Sundays became the day that Dad cooked dinner over the years most famously, his red gravy and pasta. Ravioli was the special treat for the holidays. John and the family lost Millie in 1984 but over the years went on to find a new normal while keeping with Sunday pasta days. John kept busy with the youngest kids’ activities, enjoying his new grand-daughter, and spending time with friends.

In the fall of 1988, John met Celia when she started working at the company next door to where he worked. They went on their first date September 17, 1988 and were wed June 11, 1989. Celia and her teenage daughter Debbie moved into the family home in Melrose Park with John and his four youngest adult children. In June of 1994, John retired from his long-time job of truck driver for a local delivery company. He filled his time with enjoying movies he had missed over the years, wood projects such as making banana trees, and spending time with his grandchildren. In 1996, John and Celia moved to a ranch home in Lombard giving John a new selection of projects to choose from each day.

John’s interest in vehicles wasn’t just limited to cars but also included airplanes and trains. He was very interested in learning how the mechanics of the vehicles worked and would pick up books that explained the different fighter jet technology or steam engines. While Gunsmoke and Bonanza were favorites, he could often be found watching histories of the World Wars or the railroad in America. Over the years he created a large double decker model train scene that he loved to show the grand kids when they came over. He would spend hours in his workshop painting popsicle sticks for fences or adding people to the train station. His most favored train cars probably are the Burlington Northern Engine that pulls the air craft carrier and the Burlington Northern freight car with freight he loaded himself. He worked for Burlington Northern for several years and had fond memories of his time and coworkers there.

While dementia and Parkinson’s took their toll, John will be remembered by many for his ready smile, kindness, and helping hand. Everyone was always welcome to a seat at the table, a drink, and a deck of cards for a game of Solitaire.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research ( or Turning Pointe Autism Foundation in Naperville ( would be appreciated.

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