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Rosalie Mary Russo, age 82, of Cicero

Monday, November 12th, 2018

RussoRosalie Mary Russo, age 82, of Cicero, died November 12 at Providence Healthcare in Downers Grove, Illinois.

A Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 14, from 9:00 AM until the time of the Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph Church, 4801 Main Street, Downers Grove.  Interment to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Evergreen Park.

Rosalie was the loving daughter of the late Joseph and Lucille nee Lombardo; dearest sister of the late Frances (the late Dominic) Macciaro, the late Dominic (the late Margaret) Russo, Lucille (the late Luke) Pisano, Michael (the late Barbara) Russo, and Anthony Russo; cherished aunt and great-aunt of many.

Please omit flowers.  Your presence at her funeral would be greatly appreciated.

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Fred H. Gunzel Jr, age 89, of Villa Park

Monday, November 12th, 2018

gunzelFred H. Gunzel Jr, age 89, of Villa Park passed away November 10, 2018.

Visitation will be held Thursday, 9:30 AM until time of funeral service at 11 AM at Brust Villa Park Funeral Home, 305 S. Princeton, Villa Park. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Gardens West in Oak Brook Terrace.

Fred is survived by his loving children, Jeff, Jason (Connie) and Beth Gunzel (Luis Valencia); his cherished grandchildren, Justin, Sheridan, Arden, and Aaron; many nieces and nephews.

Fred Is preceded in death by his parents, Fred H. Gunzel Sr. And Josephine Gunzel (Cervenka) and his brother, Elwin.

Fred graduated with a degree in Chemistry from Elmhurst College and spent his career as a technical writer for Central Scientific, AM Multigraphics, Solopak Pharmaceuticals and Apotex Inc. He was a life-long learner and completed a certificate in Philosophy and Humanities from the University of Chicago as well as obtaining his private pilot’s licenses. Fred enjoyed mountain climbing, photography, traveling and nature. He belonged to the American Chemical Society, Mountaineering Club and Torch club and attended the York Center Church of the Brethren.

Please omit flowers. Donations to York Center Church of the Brethren, 1S071 Luther Ave, Lombard, IL 60148, are appreciated.

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Anna S. Lutter nee Strakusek, age 96, of Elgin, formerly of Granite City, IL.

Sunday, November 11th, 2018

Lutter, AnnaAnna S. Lutter nee Strakusek, age 96, of Elgin, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away November 9, 2018.

Anna will be lying-in-state Wednesday, November 14th from 10 AM until time of funeral service at 11 AM at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln St, Lombard. Interment will follow at Ridgewood Cemetery in Des Plaines.

Anna is survived by her beloved children, Ron and Linda Marie; her loving grandchild, Dan; her cherished great-grandchildren, Rayan, Tiffany, Doug, Katelyn, Jenna, and Olivia; great-great grandmother of Connor and Bella; her dear brother, Daniel (Joan) Strakusek; and many nieces and nephews.

Anna is preceded in death by her husband, Edward H.; her granddaughter, Sharon; her daughter-in-law, Jan Lutter; and six brothers and one sister.

Please omit flowers. Donations to the wishes of the family are appreciated.

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Joan Marie Maxwell nee Roller, passed away peacefully on November 6, 2018

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

MaxwellJoan Marie Maxwell nee Roller, passed away peacefully on November 6, 2018, at the age of 85.

A Memorial Gathering will be held Thursday, November 15 from 10:30 AM until the time of a Memorial Service at 11:00 AM at First Presbyterian Church, 550 N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn.  Interment private at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood.

Joan was the loving mother of Sandra (Matthew) Novak, Kimberly (David J.) Traxler and John (Beth); cherished grandmother of Christie Novak, Jean (James) Meisenburg, David D. (Emily) Traxler, Kate Traxler, Amy (David) Andris and Jonathan Maxwell; great-grandmother of Elizabeth and Clay Andris and Matthew Meisenburg; and aunt and great-aunt of many.

Joan was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John L. and her dear sister, Dorothy (Robert) Poore.

The daughter of the late Frieda and William Roller, Joan was born in Chicago, September 26, 1933. Living with her grandparents, Joan had a close knit family with her sister, Dorree, and many aunts and uncles. Her family loved to sing and dance, particularly in the kitchen.

Joan married her beloved husband, John on September 12, 1953 in Chicago. They had three children, Sandie, Kim, and John, and began raising their family while living in Evanston.

Joan had the gift of hospitality, making lifelong friends while living in Bloomington, IL, Hot Springs Village, AR, and most recently in the Lisle and Glen Ellyn areas. She was passionate about her family, always available to lend an ear and a hug. She loved to cook and entertain.

Joan will be remembered for how she lived, with a smile on her face and a warm and compassionate way with people. She loved to laugh, to hold hands, to hug, surrounding herself with family and friends. God blessed us with a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

The family would like to give special thanks to Joan’s caregivers at Atria Park, Glen Ellyn and Angels Grace Hospice. We cannot thank you enough for the kindness and gentle care you gave our mother. We would also like to thank her pastor, Jonathan Hancock for his many visits, talks, thoughts, and caring for Mom over the recent years.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be made to Angels Grace Hospice, First Presbyterian Church, or a charity of your choice.

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Barbara Ellen Capperino, age 74, of Lombard

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

CapperinoBarbara Ellen Capperino, age 74, of Lombard, died suddenly November 1 at her home.

Barbara is survived by her beloved husband, Phillip Capperino; her loving children, Diana (Christopher Tummillo), and David (Tracey Shulz); 5 cherished grandchildren, David Capperino, Gianna Capperino, Jeffery Capperino, Christopher Capperino and Sara Tummillo; adored nieces and nephews, Catherine Hartley (Richard Sampognaro), George Allen Monahan (Dory Morgan), and Deborah Hartley (Thomas Carey); and many grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George Leo Manahan and Irene Anne Dagenais and her siblings, Anna Mae Norfray (James Johnson), Maureen Patricia (Donald Hartley), Kathleen Irene (John Cullinan) and George (Polina Stumblingbear); a niece, Lorraine Hartley; and two nephews, Raymond Hartley and Anthony Manahan.

A Visitation will be held Monday, November 5, from 3-9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.

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Frank R. Geschrey, age 93, died October 31, 2018.

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

Frank R. Geschrey, age 93, died October 31, 2018.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Sunday, November 4, from 1:30 PM until the time of the Memorial Service at 3:00 PM at Peace Lutheran Church.

Frank is survived by his children, Karen (Bruce) Ludwig, Juliann (Hank) DeAngelis and Robert (Donna) Geschrey; his grandchildren, Scott (Kate) Ludwig, Kristen (Dave) Ludwig Conforti, Candice (Wes) Geschrey DelPrete, Christopher (Iku) DeAngelis, Lisa DeAngelis, Tina (Steve) Geschrey Fischer, Jamie (Mark) DeAngelis Poulos, and Kevin DeAngelis; his great-grandchildren, Kaylee David, Kyra Ludwig, Dillon and Levi DeAngelis, Grace and Noah DelPrete, Jack and Sam Fischer, Gavin Poulos and Dante and Gionni Conforti, youngest brother, Art and brother-in-law Mike Stoykov.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, the late Leona Geschrey nee Stoykov, a great-grandson, Charlie Fischer, his parents, Frank and Theresa Geschrey, his twin brother, John Geschrey and his brother, Richard Geschrey.

Frank was passionate about golfing, fishing, reading and spending time with family.  He served in both the Army and Air Force branches for over 3 years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Peace Lutheran Church, 21W500 Butterfield Rd, Lombard, IL 60148 are appreciated.

For more information, call Brust Funeral Home at 630-629-0094.

Randall (Randy) Philip Michael Frank Sanfilip, age 76, of Palos Heights, Illinois

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Sanfilip-RandallRandall (Randy) Philip Michael Frank Sanfilip, age 76, of Palos Heights, Illinois, died October 29th, 2018, at DuPage Care Center in Wheaton, Illinois, after a six week battle against complications associated with a stroke.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, November 2, 2018, with a Visitation from 9:00 AM until the time of a prayer service at 11:00 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard, Illinois.  A Funeral Mass will follow at 11:30 AM at Christ the King Church, 1501 S. Main Street, Lombard, Illinois. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, Illinois.

Randy was born September 17, 1942, at St. Bernard Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, to Salvador Philip Sanfilip and Marie Marguerite (Parisi) Sanfilip both of whom have preceded Randy with their heavenly reward. His grandparents were Philip and Concetta (Coco) Sanfillipo and Michael and Frances (DiGrazia) Parisi. Randy had attended Brother Rice High School and the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and was in training to become an Architect when he suddenly became afflicted with a Neurological Disorder in 1962 that left him disabled for life. The doctors could not determine the cause and predicted he would die within months. That was fifty six years ago. Randy was a very religious, determined and positive individual who had two main goals in life. First was to pray daily for everyone’s health and happiness. Secondly was to make people happy and smile by telling his jokes. His attitude was an uplifting inspiration to all who knew him, filling them with faith and trust in God.

As part of his therapy in the 1960s, Randy became well known for his entertaining Christmas displays that adorn his parent’s homes. Articles were written in the local newspapers about his elaborate displays. He also became very active in his community. In 1973, he was awarded the “Outstanding Citizens Award” in recognition of his outstanding service to the community by the Navajo Hills Homeowners Association in Palos Heights Illinois. While attending the DuPage Care Center, he became very popular with the other residents due to his light hearted, friendly nature and became a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council # 8002 in Winfield, IL.

Randy will be dearly missed by his sister, Cherylee (Sanfilip) Trenkamp (sp. Richard); 3 nieces, God-daughter Gina Trenkamp, Nicole (Trenkamp) Piper (sp. Michael), Michelle (Trenkamp) LeWan (sp. Ryan); 1 nephew, Craig Trenkamp (sp. Kristen); 3 great nieces, Leah Piper, Emilia LeWan and Adeline LeWan; 2 great nephews, Logan Piper and Jax Trenkamp.

Memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 are appreciated or donate online here.

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Deacon Frank J. Annerino, 78, from Sacred Heart Parish in Lombard

Monday, October 29th, 2018

AnnerinoDeacon Frank J. Annerino, 78, from Sacred Heart Parish in Lombard passed into eternal life on October 27 surrounded by the love of his family.

Beloved husband of 57 years of Marlene (Gerber) Annerino.  Devoted father of Juliet Annerino, Tina Montalvo, Frank Annerino, Laura Vandercar, and Maria Elena Goldstein.  Doting Grandfather of fourteen and Great-grandfather of two.  Loving brother of Marilyn (Annerino) Rini.

Being born on the south side of Chicago made him a die-hard Sox fan.  Loved by many for his quick wit and readiness with a joke. Frank was a pioneer at the dawn of the computer age, starting his career as one of the first computer programmers at Northern Trust Bank.  Later he boldly struck out on his own, founding a computer sales business with his lovely wife as his Girl Friday.  He then proved himself invaluable as a leader in data security at AON Insurance.

After a full career life, Frank was called to the diaconate where he ministered faithfully since ordination in 2009.  As a deacon, he welcomed, through the waters of Baptism, many a new life into God’s family, witnessed to the sacred bonds of matrimony for countless couples, and evangelized passionately through his work with RCIA. Being the spiritual director for the Legion of Mary and president of the Younger Than Ever Club brought him much joy.  A true patriot, his love of our great country was evidenced in his dedicated work with the John Birch Society and as a precinct committeeman.

The amount he will be missed can only be matched by the tremendous amount he was loved and loved others.  He now adores God in glory with the angels.

Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 2, 3-9 pm, Sacred Heart Church, 114 S. Elizabeth Street, Lombard.  Funeral Services will be Saturday with 9:15 AM Prayers at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, going to 10 AM Mass at Sacred Heart, followed by interment at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Palatine.

In lieu of flowers, donations accepted for Illinois Family Institute or Aid for Women.  Click the names to donate on-line.  Envelopes will be available at visitation.

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Mary Ann Gomez (nee Jozwick), age 81, a resident of Lombard for 53 years

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

Mary Ann Gomez

Mary Ann Gomez (nee Jozwick), age 81, a resident of Lombard for 53 years, passed away October 26, 2018.

Visitation will be held Monday, October 29th from 3- 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, October 30th, with prayers at 9:15 AM from Brust Funeral Home to St. Pius X Church, 1025 E. Madison St, Lombard, for 10 AM Mass. Entombment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years of marriage, Edward Gomez, her Mother, Frances Jozwick, Father, Harry Jozwick, and her Brother, Donald Jozwick.

Mary Ann is survived by her beloved children, Kathryn (Russell) Gallemore, Lisa Petruzzi, Donald E. Gomez; her cherished grandchildren, Leigh Anne (Joseph) Espinosa, Kaitlyn (Kenneth) Skinn, Nicholas Petruzzi, and Michael Petruzzi, and her loving, great-grandchildren, Kailie, Reese, and Zoe Espinosa, and Caleb Skinn.

Mary Ann was a caring, loving, generous, kind, sweet, compassionate, beautiful soul.  She was a strong woman who spent much of her life providing care for family, friends, and neighbors who were ill, because she had a big heart and loved helping others. She was an amazing Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mom, Grandma, and Mema.  A great cook, aunt, cousin, friend, and neighbor.  She loved spending her time with family, holiday get-togethers, luncheons and shopping with friends.  Mary Ann was loved by all that knew her.

She loved facebook.  It allowed her to keep in touch with family and friends, local and out of state, and share the joys of their lives through photos and comments.  We will all miss her “likes” and sweet, sharp on-point comments.  And if you ever had a chance to play her in Words with Friends, she was a worthy opponent!

Mary Ann was adored by her children, family, and friends.  Her eulogy is the outpouring of love her family has heard from all of you.  “Nicest, sweetest, warmest person I have ever known.”  Mary Ann will be greatly missed by many.
Mom, you taught us many things, most importantly how to love others, show kindness and empathy to all.  We Love you, Kathy, Lisa, and Don  XOXO

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Donald Newberry, age 74

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

NewberryOn Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018, Donald Newberry, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away at the age of 74.

Don was born on September 22nd, 1944, in Cobden, Illinois to Edna Adams and Casey Newberry.  He was an expert welder and owned his own welding business (Countryside Welding) in Lombard, Illinois for over 40 years.

He had a passion for hunting and wildlife.

Don is survived by 7 children, 18 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Services will be held on Saturday, October 27, from 1-5 PM with a Funeral Service at 4 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 Main St., Lombard, IL 60148.

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