January, 2013

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Robert W. Tykol, Colonel U.S. Army (Ret.) passed away January 29, 2013 at age 92.

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

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Robert W. Tykol, Colonel U.S. Army (Ret.) passed away January 29, 2013 at age 92. Survived by daughter Laura (William) Garrison, step-sons Dick (Karen) Bednar and Alan (Kim) Bednar, brother William (Joyce) Tykol, grandchildren Max Garrison, Brenda Bednar, Rich (Lauren) Bednar. Predeceased by beloved wives Virginia, Viola, Judy and Ellen. Bob was a proud veteran of WWII in the 167th Combat Engineer Battalion and the Army Reserves. A master wood craftsman, Bob’s joy for life will be missed. A celebration of Bob’s life will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2013, 1:00 p.m. at Beacon Hill, 2400 S. Finley Rd., Lombard, IL 60148. In lieu of flowers, memorials to a charity of your choice. More info, www.brustfuneralhome.com or 888-629-0094

Beaupre’, Ralph, age 81. US Air Force veteran.

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

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Ralph E Beaupre’ (age 81). US Air Force veteran. Son of the late Pearl Moran and Ralph E Beaupre’, Sr. Beloved husband of Jane. Devoted father of Christine Kral, Ralph (June), Greg (Sabine), and Beth (Paul) Szymanski. Loving Grandfather to Sam, Isabella, Quinn, Bobby, Tess, Janie, Owen, Ralphie, and Mary.

Ralph loved his family, fishing, and the Northwoods. After his retirement, Ralph became known for his beautiful carvings of songbirds and birdhouses. Ralph was an example of a man living with stability and generosity, grounded in his dedication to family, with a love for growing, building and creating. He is loved and will be missed by his family and friends.

Visitation 10am followed by a Funeral Mass at 11am. Sacred Heart Church, 114 S Elizabeth St. Lombard. Friday, February 1, 2013. More info 630-629-0094

Marla F. Fitzgerald, nee Fawell, age 46, of Lombard

Monday, January 28th, 2013

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MARLA F. FITZGERALD, nee Fawell, age 46, of Lombard , died January 25, at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 31, from 2 to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Lying-in-state Friday from 10 AM until time of service at 11 AM at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln, Lombard. Interment will be at Elm Lawn Cemetery in Elmhurst.

Mrs. Fitzgerald is survived by many loving family members. Mrs. Fitzgerald was deeply loved by her family, friends, and thousands of students from Stratford Middle School.

“Treat a person as he is, and he will remain as is. Treat him as he could be, and he will become what he should be.”

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Thanks so much! Sincerely,
James Lefresne

Dorothy E. Orszula, nee Spitler, age 90, of Lombard

Monday, January 28th, 2013

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DOROTHY E. ORSZULA, nee Spitler, age 90, of Lombard, died January 25 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, Illinois.

Visitation and Funeral Service will be held Thursday, January 31 with Visitation from 9 AM until time of Service at 11 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.
Interment Private.

Mrs. Orszula is survived by her daughter, Carol (David) Watanabe of Lincolnshire; two grandchildren, Steven and Kayla Watanabe; and her brother, Robert Spitler.
Mrs. Orszula is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Norbert.

Mrs. Orszula was a long-time teacher of elementary and middle school children. She taught 4th grade for many years at Green Valley Elementary School in Lombard, Illinois. Mrs. Orszula also taught 7th and 8th graders focused reading programs at Roselle Middle School in Roselle, Illinois.
Mrs. Orszula received her Bachelor’s degree in Education from University of Illinois and her Master’s degree in Reading Education from Northern Illinois University. Mrs. Orszula was active in the American Auxiliary of University Women (AAUW) and the Lombard Service League.

MICHELE MASSA, age 86, of Villa Park,

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

 massaMICHELE MASSA, age 86, of Villa Park, died January 25 at home.

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 31 at 8:30 AM until time of prayers at 10:30 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard  to St. John the Apostle for an 11 AM Funeral Mass. Interment is at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, IL.

Mr. Massa is survived by his wife Giuseppina; his two sons, Antionio (Mary Della) and Tomasso (Leticia); his two daughters, Gabriella (Donald) Zeunert and Anna Maria (Stanley) Dolecki; his eight grandchildren, Nicole (Ed) Hillyer, Michael (Melissa), Michael (Lynn) Zeunert, Matthew (Melisa) Zeunert, Joseph Zeunert, Christopher Zeunert, Ryan Michael and Alexander Dolecki; two great-grandchildren, Jacob Hillyer and Matthew Anthony Massa.

Mike worked for GTE Automatic Electric for 36 years as a punch press operator and set up man.  He occupied his time helping his family with the household projects and loved to garden.  More than anything, he loved being surrounded by his family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to The American Lung Association, 150 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2360, Chicago, IL are appreciated.

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Info 1-888-629-0094

Sarah Convalle nee Costanza, age 89, of Lombard,

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

convalleSarah Convalle nee Costanza, age 89, of Lombard, died January 24, at home.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 29, from 10:00 AM until time of prayers at 11:30 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard, to Christ the King Catholic Church  for Mass at 12 Noon. Interment will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois.

Mrs. Convalle is survived by her brother, Vincent (Lucy) Costanza of Huntley, Illinois; and her sister,  Jean Gattuso of Huntley, Illinois; aunt and great aunt to many.

Mrs. Convalle is preceded in death by her husband, Tullio D; her parents, Salvatore and Angelina Costanza; her brother, Anthony; her sister, Jenny; and her brother-in-law, Joseph Gattuso.

Mrs. Convalle was a longtime resident of Lombard. She was a member and volunteer of Christ the King Church for many years.

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard, IL.

Info 1-888-629-0094

HELEN A. BOWLER nee Kafara, 98, of Lombard.

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

 HELEN A. BOWLER nee Kafara, 98, of Lombard.  Beloved wife of the late George F.  Loving mother of George F. Jr., Maureen Sorenson, Kathleen (David) Hrovat, and Ellen (Robert) Hadzima.  Dear Grandmother of Michael (Mary), Ann, Jacqueline and Paul Hrovat and Robert (Jamie) and Tim Hadzima.  Proud Great-Grandmother of seven.  Funeral Mass Monday 10 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 114 S. Elizabeth, Lombard.  Entombment at Assumption Cemetery, Wheaton, IL.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60608 or Sacred Heart Church 114 S. Elizabeth, Lombard, IL 60148.  Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard.  Info 1-888-629-0094 or www.brustfuneralhome.com

Gareld “Gary” L. Bird, age 92, of Lombard

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

American FlagGary BirdGARELD ‘GARY’ L. BIRD, age 92, of Lombard, World War II Veteran, Former Village of Lombard Trustee, died January 21 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, Illinois.

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 24 from 3 to 8 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.
Funeral Service will be held Friday, January 25 with prayers at 9:00 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lombard, for 9:30 AM Mass.
Interment will be at Assumption Cemetery, Winfield, Illinois.

Mr. Bird is survived by his son, Richard Michael (Dayna) of Fredericksburg, Virginia; his daughter, Barbara (Calen) Currence of Elgin; three Grandchildren, Jennifer Currence of Florida, Cassandra (Sean) Romack of Elgin, and Hillary Bird of San Francisco, California; two great-grandchildren, Jack and Julia; four sisters, Joyce (George) Koons of Wisconsin, Mary Lou (Donn) Klink of Iowa, Norma Lee Bock of DeKalb, and Sharon (Don) Loe of California; and many other relatives, nieces, and nephews.
Mr. Bird is preceded in death by his wife, Victoria T., nee Rejzer; one brother and one sister.

Mr. Bird was a Veteran having served during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corp. in the Pacific, Air Offensive Japan with the 41st Photo Recon SquadRON.
Mr. Bird was a Past President and Longtime Member of the Lombard Rotary. He was Past Lombard Jaycees Man of the Year. He was the 1996 Grand Marshall for the Lombard Lilac Parade. Mr. Bird was a Past President of St. Vincent de Paul Society. He was an active member and Usher at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lombard. Mr. Bird was longtime member of the Lombard Historical Society and the Lombard Chamber of Commerce. He was a former Village Trustee for Lombard and served on many Boards and Commissions. Mr. Bird was a member of the Lombard Jaycees and the Lombard YMCA. Mr. Bird had moved to Lombard over 40 years ago.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 114 South Elizabeth, Lombard, Illinois 60148 would be appreciated.

Charles Murtaugh, age 77, of Lombard

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

CHARLES MURTAUGH, age 77, resident of Lombard over 60 years, died January 20 at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst, Illinois.

Mr. Murtaugh is survived by his wife, Rosann and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials to the American Cancer Society, 1801 South Meyers, Suite 100, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181 would be appreciated.

Melvin T McGinn, age 78, of Lombard, Retired Pressman Chicago Sun-Times

Monday, January 21st, 2013

MELVIN T. McGINN, age 78, of Lombard, Retired Pressman Chicago Sun-Times, died January 19 at Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, Illinois.

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 24 from 5 to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.
Funeral Service will be held Friday, January 25 at 10 AM at Brust Funeral Home.
Interment will be at Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

Mr. McGinn is survived by his son, Richard Thomas (Nancy) of Winfield; his daughter, Kathy McGinn of Lombard; two grandchildren, Nicholas Thomas (Kathryn) McGinn of Chicago, and Sarah McGinn of Winfield; two brothers, Donald (Mary) McGinn of Georgia, and Robert McGinn of Wisconsin; and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. McGinn is preceded in death by his wife, Arlene, nee Makovsky.

Mr. McGinn was a resident of Lombard for over 50 years, since the 1950’s. He was a Veteran having served in the U.S. Army. Mr. McGinn was a retired Pressman for the Chicago Sun-Times. He was a member of the New Hope Community Church in Villa Park.

In Lieu of flowers, Memorials to New Hope Community Church, 230 West Plymouth, Villa Park, Illinois 60181 would be appreciated.