November, 2011

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Ada Marquette, nee Clisham, age 77 of Villa Park,

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Ada Marquette, nee Clisham, age 77 of Villa Park, died Saturday, November 26, at home.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 29, from 3 PM-8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. Lombard.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 30, with 9:30 AM prayers at Brust Funeral Home, to Sacred Heart Church, Lombard, for 10 AM Mass. Interment will be held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood.

Mrs. Marquette is survived by:  her husband, James B.; her children, Matthew Borg of Chicago, Paul Marquette of Chicago, Jennipher (John) Schueler of Villa Park, Jessica (Paul Springer) Marquette of Chicago, and Melissa (Jerry) McGowan of Lombard; her grandchildren, Adrian, Eric, Adam, Brandon, Sarah, Johnny, Michael, Thomas, and Michael; her sister, Betty Grissom of Chicago; 2 brothers-in-law, Tom (Pat) of Arizona, and John (Barbara) of Mt. Prospect; her sister-in-law, Denise Marquette of Arizona; and many other relatives.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and sisters.

Mrs. Marquette was a 3-year resident of Villa Park, and formerly of Chicago.  She grew up in Bridgeport on the South Side, and was a homemaker.  She was also a ballet dancer, a flamenco dancer, and was an artist and sculptor.  She loved antiques.

Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard IL 60148. More info www.BrustFuneralHome.com or (888) 629-0094.

Nancy A. Pulice of Aurora

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Nancy A. Pulice nee Leazzo. age 89, of Aurora, died Friday, Nov. 25 at Tabor Hills Nursing Home, Naperville.

Visitation will be held Monday, November 28, from 9AM until 12 Noon, with a service at Noon at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main, Lombard.Interment will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Hillside.

Mrs. Pulice is survived by two sons, Peter of North Carolina and Dominic (Pamela) of North Aurora, formerly Lombard; 4 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and a sister Caroline (Petrina).

Mrs. Pulice is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. and a brother, Anthony Leazzo.

Mrs. Pulice had worked at Glenbard East High School as Head Dietician for several years.

Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard, IL. More info 888-629-0094 or visit www.brustfuneralhome.com.

George J. Sliwa of Lombard,

Monday, November 28th, 2011

George J. Sliwa died on November 25, 2011 at home with his family by his side.
He is survived by his wife, Judy of 30 yrs, his 3 sons, Christopher, Nickolas and Mark.; his brothers Russell( Christine), Kenneth ( Sandy), Joseph (Margo), and his sister Debbie, nieces, nephews and friends, and his faithful companion to the end Rylee, our dog.
He was born to John and Ruth Sliwa on November 4, 1943 in Chicago. He was a machinist by trade and enjoyed his job. He also worked part time as a security officer, where he met his wife, Judy. Married in June of 1981, moved to Lombard in 1986 when we were expecting our first child, Chris. Nick was  born in January of 1990 and Mark was born in January of 1995.
He served as Post Commander for VFW 5815, he was Cub Master for Pack 242 , den leader and participated in Indian Guides. He loved to watch his boys in sports. He was at every game and was always the score keeper for baseball games. He was their #1 fan!
He always had a cup of coffee in his hands no matter what time of day. He loved to eat spaghetti, stuffed cabbage, potato pancakes, and tomatoes and pickles.
He loved to fish, watch horror movies, the gorier, the better! , CSI shows, Restaurant Impossible, and Chopped.
He was an amazing husband, always there with the right answer to my questions. I am honored to have been married to him.
It has been a long road for him. For the last 7 year, he has been sick. He was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2004. With chemo and radiation, he was able to beat the disease. In a follow up x-ray for Hodgkins , a tumor was found in his lung. It was lung cancer. After 1 yr of chemo, not much was changing and more tumors appeared. April of 2009, he was admitted to the hospital. His breathing was not good, and his kidneys were not functioning as well as they should have. It was decided to put him on oxygen 24 hrs a day. No more chemo for now. He lived comfortably at home, going to the Dr for check ups and tests as needed. Summer of 2011, the cancer had metastasized in his bones. He started to have pain. In August, the Dr. suggested Hospice come to the house. Of course George was always a stubborn man, so we did not call until November 2011. He died comfortably at home with his family at his side.
It was an honor to take care of such an amazing and strong man, who never complained about being sick. I love you and will miss you deeply,
Love, Judy
My dad was an amazing person that everyone loved and cherished. He had a full life with happiness and love. He will be missed very much by all. RIP dad. We love you so much!
Love, Chris
He was always there when we needed him. Whenever we had a question, he always had an answer. No matter what the question was, he always seemed to know everything. I will never forget all the advice he gave us. He always told us to be careful when leaving the house, we will always be careful, dad. Now rest and watch over us as we grow.
Love, Nick
My dad gave me 16 years of my life that i will never forget. He was truly my hero. He was the best dad I could have ever asked for. I hang his dog tags around the mirror of my car so I will never forget the joy he brought to my family. It is difficult to come home and not see him sitting in his favorite chair watching TV. I always knew that the end was near but I never imagined it being so soon. I know you are in a better place now and I hope you are having a wonderful time. I know you will be looking down on me and I promise I will never disappoint you. I will never forget you. I love you dad and you will always have a place in my heart.
Love, Mark

Wilma A. Paton, nee Ditter, age 86 of Wheaton, formerly of Lombard,

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Wilma A. Paton, nee Ditter, age 86 of Wheaton, formerly of Lombard, died Tuesday, November 22, 2011.  Visitation will be held Friday, November 25, from 3 PM until 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 26, at 12 Noon at Brust Funeral Home, with Rev. Stewart Pattison officiating.  Interment will be at Mt. Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst.

Mrs. Paton is survived by:  her daughters, Barbara of Edgewater, FL, and Linda (Bill) Esposito of Glen Ellyn; her son, David (Kathleen) of Greenville, WI; her grandchildren, Kris Kehl, Carrie (Ian) Johnson, Michelle Esposito, Diana (Rob) Springer and Karly Paton; her great-grandchildren, Owen and Makena Johnson; her sister-in-law, Marie Ditter of St. Charles, IL; and aunt and great aunt of many.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alex G., and her brother, Kurt Ditter.

Mrs. Paton was a member of Community Presbyterian Church in Lombard for many years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Alzheimer’s Assn., 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago IL 60631, would be appreciated.

Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard, IL 60148.  Info at www.brustfuneralhome.com or 1-888-629-0094

Mildred C. Glumm, nee Musmeci, age 98

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

MILDRED C. GLUMM, nee Musmeci, age 98, of Louisville, Kentucky, formerly of Oak Park, died November 19 in Kentucky.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 22 from 4 to 8 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, November 23 with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lombard for 10 AM Mass.

Interment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois.

Mrs. Glumm is survived by her daughter, Arlene (Ted) Ally of Kentucky, and Philip (Merry) of California; two grandchildren, Kenneth Simonson of Kentucky, and Laura (Mark) Cook of Algonquin, Illinois; ten great-grandchildren, Kim, Kristin, and Maggie Simonson, Nicole, Thomas, Christopher, Kelsey, Natalie, Kenneth, and Stephen Cook; and two great-great grandchildren, Braeden Wheeler and Sophia Andersen.

Mrs. Glumm is preceded in death by her husband, Edward; and her brother Kenneth Musmeci.

Mrs. Glumm was formerly a resident of Oak Park from 1954 to 1999 and has been a resident of Kentucky since 1999.  She was a member of St. Aloysius Parish in PeWee, Kentucky and was formerly a member of Ascension Parish in Oak Park, Illinois.  Mrs. Glumm was a homemaker and her hobbies included ceramics and crocheting.

Memorials to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 8765 West Higgins Road, Suite 401, Chicago, Illinois 60631 or Gigi’s Playhouse, 5404 West Elm Street, Suite A, McHenry, Illinois 60050 would be appreciated.

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard. Info. 888-629-0094 or www.brustfuneralhome.com.

Donald Bogosh, age 78, of Addison,

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Donald Bogosh, age 78, of Addison, died November 21 at Lexington Healthcare, Lombard, Illinois.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2 to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service Wednesday with prayers at 1:30 pm from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lombard for 2:00 p.m. Mass.

Mr. Bogosh is survived by his daughter, Deb (Jim) Tauber of Lombard; his son, Curtiss (Nancy) Bogosh of Lake Villa; six grandchildren, Christie Tauber of Michigan City, Indiana, Stephanie Tauber of Lombard, Michael Tauber of Lombard, Patrick Tauber of Lombard, Frank Lucchetti of Lake Villa, and Kim Lucchetti of Lake Villa; two great-grandchildren, Keira and Kiley; his brother, Ray (Lila) of Palatine; his nephew, Alex; his niece, Irina; his loving ex-wife and friend, Peg Bogosh; and many other relatives and friends.

Mr. Bogosh is preceded in death by his brother Albert.

Mr. Bogosh was a resident of Addison 3 years and was formerly of River Grove, Palatine, and Bensenville.  He was born in Chicago and was a graduate of Schurz High School in Chicago.  Mr. Bogosh was a Veteran having served in the U.S. Army in Europe during the Korean War.  He owned Bogosh Industries, a machine shop, in Franklin Park from 1967 to 2001.  Mr. Bogosh was an inventor and an optimist.

Memorials to Hines V.A. Hospital, 5th Avenue and Roosevelt Road, Post Office Box 5000, Hines, Illinois  60141 would be appreciated.

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard. Info 1-888-629-0094 or www.brustfuneralhome.com.

Mary E. Ward, nee Rapp, age 83

Monday, November 21st, 2011

MARY E. WARD, nee Rapp, age 83, died peacefully, surrounded by family November 20.

Visitation and Funeral Service will be held Saturday, November 26, with Visitation from 9 AM to time of Funeral Service at 10:30 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Interment will be at Elmlawn Cemetery, Elmhurst, Illinois.

Mrs. Ward is survived by 5 children, Lee (Scott) Westphal, Karen (Jim) Wingard, John Ward, Bernice (Pete) Conlin, and Julie (Dave) Segatti; and 11 grandchildren, Ryan and Evan Westphal, Dan, Amanda, and Alex Wingard, Peter, Heather and Adam Conlin, Anna, Dominic and Micayla Segatti.

Mrs. Ward is preceded in death by her husband, Henry.

Mrs. Ward was raised in Battle Creek, Michigan with her 7 siblings.  She moved to Illinois to work at Hines Hospital where she met her husband Henry.  They lived in Lombard for 50 years where they raised their 5 children.  Mrs. Ward was a dedicated nurse at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital for over 35 years.  Her hobbies included gardening, bird watching, watching Wheel of Fortune, and reality T.V. shows.

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard. Info 1-888-629-0094 or www.brustfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT L. GOCKMAN, age 80, of Lombard

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

ROBERT L. GOCKMAN, age 80, of Lombard, died November 9 at his home.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 7 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be held Monday with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lombard, for 10 AM Mass.

Interment Queen of Heaven, Hillside, Illinois.

Mr. Gockman is survived by his wife, Frances, nee Sochacki; five children, Mary Rohde, Mark, Thomas (Carol), Michael (Marina), and Richard (May); ten (10) grandchildren, Jason Rohde, Matthew, Jennifer, Kelsey, Gary, Steven, Daniel, Christopher, Monica, and Elizabeth Gockman; and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Gockman was a resident of Lombard 41 years.  He was a Veteran having served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957.  Mr. Gockman was the former Assistant Chief at The Blind Center for Hines Hospital where he made many contributions through writing and photography.  Mr. Gockman enjoyed writing.  He was dedicated to his family and many grandchildren and enjoyed reading to them.

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Info 1-888-629-0094 or www.brustfuneralhome.com.

MARIE C. GIUFFRE, nee Costantino, of Lombard

Monday, November 7th, 2011

MARIE C. GIUFFRE, nee Costantino, age 85, of Lombard, formerly of Forest Park, died November 3 at Lexington Health Care Center, Lombard.

Memorial Gathering will be held Friday from 9:30 AM until time of Funeral Mass at 10:30 AM at Christ The King Church, 1501 South Main Street, Lombard.

Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois.

Mrs. Giuffre is survived by four children, JoAnne M. Sonneveld of Lombard, Salvatore (Melissa) Giuffre of Florida, Vincent P. (Wilma) of Florida, and Mary Ellen (David) Wolenberg; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; her sister, Vinnie J. Farrell of Lombard; and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Giuffre is preceded in death by her husband, Leo P.; her brother, Joseph (Antoinette) Costantino; and her brother-in-law, Edward Farrell.

Mrs. Giuffre was a longtime Lombard/Villa Park resident and was formerly of Forest Park.  She had retired from Wick’s and Wieboldt’s and had been a very devoted employee.  Mrs. Giuffre was a long-time member of Christ The King Church in Lombard.  She was a big fan of Frank Sinatra.

Please omit flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society, 1801 South Meyers, Suite 100, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181 would be appreciated.

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard. Info 1-888-629-0094 or www.brustfuneralhome.com.

 

Eileen D. Albertsen, 83 of Glen Ellyn, IL., formally of Lombard,

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Eileen D. Albertsen, 83 of Glen Ellyn, IL., formally of Lombard, IL. passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on November 3, 2011 at Oak Trace Retirement Community.  She was the loving wife of Ralph for 62 years. Loving Mom to Wayne (Linda) Albertsen of Knoxville, TN., Marsha (Michael) Zielke of LaSalle IL., and Julie Albertsen (Fiancé, Jose’ Morales) of Aurora, IL.  Cherished Grandma of Jennifer Albertsen of Knoxville, TN., Jeremy Albertsen of Lisle, IL., Eric Albertsen of Winter Park, FL., Matthew Zielke of Aurora, IL., Sara (Michael) Biagini of Peru, IL., and Great Grand Daughter, J. Lyliana Segueda Albertsen of Knoxville, TN.  Also surviving is her sister Beverly Fawell of Glen Ellyn, IL. and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her daughter Susan Albertsen, parents Florence and Arthur Landon, sister Lorraine Bowker and Brother George Landon.

Eileen was born and raised in Oak Park, IL. where she graduated from Oak Park High School.   She also graduated from Elmhurst College with an Associate Degree in Medical Technology.  She worked at Loretto hospital as a medical technician until she married Ralph on June 18, 1949.

Eileen was an active member of the Lombard Bible Church where she formed many friendships.  She was very involved with the quilting group at church.  She enjoyed sewing and was such an accomplished seamstress that she made her daughter’s wedding dress as well as school clothes.

While raising her family she became very involved in Girl Scouting where she was a troop leader and coordinated day camp for many years.  She was also active in the Lombard Republican Women’s Club and the Community Chest.

Eileen had many personal interests. She was an avid book reader who recently began reading ebooks.    Her family looked forward to the pies she would make for holidays and family get togethers, since she was an excellent baker.  She was an animal lover and helped take care of the many pets her children brought home.  Playing piano was another one of her pastimes.

Friends may call from Noon to Six pm on Sunday November 6, 2011 at Brust Funeral Home located at 135 South Main St. Lombard IL. 60148.  On Monday November 7, 2011 visitation will start at Noon at the Lombard Bible Church followed by a 1:00 pm service with Pastor Stu Heiss.  Internment will take place at Mount Emblem Cemetery in Elmhurst, IL.