May, 2013

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Norbert J. Zapinski, age 80, of Lombard

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

ZapinskiNORBERT J. ZAPINSKI, age 80, of Lombard, died May 29 at his home.

Visitation will be held Sunday, June 2 from 3 to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be held Monday, June 3 with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lombard, for 10 AM Mass.

Interment will be at Assumption Cemetery, Winfield, Illinois.

Mr. Zapinski is survived by his wife, Patricia, nee Celeskey; five children, Michael, Robert (Susan), Kenneth (Christine), Charles (Dorothy) and Tricia (Bill) Hunt; eleven (11) grandchildren; and his brother, James. M.

Mr. Zapinski had worked for 43 years at James McHugh Construction. His first project was Marina City and also he worked on the Presidential Towers and Arlington Park Race Track.  His greatest satisfaction came from the renovating of the Lyric Opera House.  Mr. Zapinski had celebrated 54 years of marriage.  He was an active member at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and with the Holy Name Society.  Mr. Zapinski enjoyed golfing and sports – especially his grandchildren’s sports.  He loved to travel.  Mr. Zapinski had served on the Planning Commission in Lombard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Elmhurst Memorial Hospice, 855 North Church Court, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126 would be appreciated.

Sarojini Kollory, nee Kali, age 79, of North Aurora

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

KollorySAROJINI KOLLORY, nee Kali, age 79, of North Aurora, passed away May 26th.

Beloved wife of the Late Rev. Manuel; Loving Mother of Christopher (Esther), Arun (Nancy), and Manjula (James) Amberpeta; Grandmother of eight (8), Shalome (Anil) Samson, Sharon, JoAnna, Samuel, Jonathan, Angela, Josephine, and Amulya; Sister of Hemalatha (the late Sukumar) Purushotam; Aunt and Great-Aunt of many; and loved by Kollory families.

Visitation will be held Friday, May 31 from 5:30 to 9:00 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be held Saturday, June 1 with Mrs. Kollory Lying-In-State from 9 AM until time of Service at 9:30 AM at Sanctuary Church, 1S430 Wenmoth Road, Batavia, Illinois.

Interment will be at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

Mrs. Kollory loved to write poems.  She translated books from the Indian language to English.

MARGARET ‘EILEEN’ HANS, nee O’HARA, age 90

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Margaret “Eileen” Hans, nee O’Hara, age 90, of Lombard, formerly of Oak Park and St. Angela’s Parish, died May 21 at home.

Visitation will be held Friday, 3 to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. Lombard.

Funeral Mass will be Saturday at St. Edmund’s Church, 188 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park at 9:30 A.M.

Interment will be at Assumption Cemetery.

Mrs. Hans is survived by 5 daughters, Mari, Peg (Steve) Diebold, Nancy (Steve) Turner, Barbara (Frank) Absher and Nora (Ned) Nevera; a son Ted; 9 grandchildren, Meghan, Chrissie and Kaitlin Diebold; Steven and Ted Turner; Rebecca, Teddy and Jenna Hans; Catherine Nevera; a brother, Jim (Helen Marie); sisters, Kaye (Jim) McCormack and Joan Bissing and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Hans is preceded in death by her husband, Ted; a daughter, Anne Marie; a son, Norman; granddaughter, Hannah  Kaye Nevera; her parents, James & Theresa nee Downey; her sister, Anne (the late Roger) Leonard and  a brother, Jack (the late Betty)and her brother-in-law, John Bissing;

Eileen was a graduate of St. Angela Grammar School, Providence High School and Chicago’s Teacher’s College.  Eileen taught in the Chicago Public Schools, taught at St. Edmund’s in Oak Park and St. John of the Cross in Western Spring.  She retired from Glenbard West as an ESL Tutor.      

Memorials to Advocate Hospice.

Edward A. Pikunas, age 87, of Lombard

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

EDWARD A. PIKUNAS, age 87, of Lombard, died May 21 at his home.

Visitation will be held Thursday, May 23 from 3 to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be held Friday, May 24 with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lombard, for 10 AM Mass.

Interment will be at St. Casimir Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois.

Mr. Pikunas is survived by his wife, Janet, nee Wallace; two daughters, Nadine (James) Thorne, and Roxanne (Clayton) St. John; sister-in-laws, Audrey Pikunas and Geraldine (George) Burzinski; many nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Mr. Pikunas is preceded in death by his parents, Ambrose and Veronica Pikunas; two sisters, Adele Zegler, and Patricia (John) Vicena; his brother, Casimir Pikunas; and his mother and father-in-law, Simon and Anne Wallace.

Anna Loch, 93

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Anna Loch, 93, Loving Mother of Peter (Rosemary) Kamuda. Cherished Busia of Peter Kamuda, Elizabeth (Darren) O’Brien, and Adam (Molly) Kamuda.  Fond Sister of Theresa (late Anthony) Rog, Sadie Loch, Florence (late Don) King,  the late Steven (late Veronica), the late Edward (late Marie), the late Agnes (late Walter) Kamuda, the late Helen (late John) Ficek.  Visitation Friday 3-8 p.m. at Brust Villa Park Funeral Home, 305 S. Princeton Villa Park. Interment Private.  More info www.brustfuneralhome.com or 888-629-0094

Louis ‘STEVE’ Morgan, age 68, of Chicago

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

American FlagSteve MorganLOUIS ‘STEVE’ MORGAN, age 68, of Chicago, Air Force Veteran died suddenly May 20th .

Visitation will be held Thursday, May 23 from 3 to 9 PM at Rago Brothers Funeral Home, 7751 West Irving Park Road, Chicago.

Funeral Mass will be held Friday, Mary 24 with prayers at 9:30 AM from the Rago Brothers Funeral Home to St. Ferdinand Church for a 10:30 AM Mass.

Interment will be private at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

Steve is survived by his wife, Marce N., nee Crimmin; three children, Brian (Erika), Ken (Sandy), and Daun (John) Pancorvo; seven (7) grandchildren, Noah, Annie, Joshua, Jake, Hayley, Amanda, and Briella; his mother, Katherine Renieris; his brother, John (Pat); his sisters, Ann Cardone, and Kathy (Tom) Hanrahan; and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

Steve is preceded in death by his father, Louie Morgan.

Steve was a retired 29-year employee of the C.T.A. and the best fish fryer at St. Ferdinand’s Parish.

Please omit flowers.  Memorials to St. Ferdinand’s Food Pantry, 5900 West Barry Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60634.

Richard L. Amelio, Jr., age 38, of Villa Park,

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

American FlagAmelioRichard L. Amelio, Jr., age 38, of Villa Park, veteran of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard, died May 17 at Elmhurst Hospital.

 Visitation will be Sunday from 3PM to 9PM at Brust Villa Park Funeral Home, 304 S. Princeton, Villa Park. Funeral service will be held Monday at 10 AM at Brust Villa Park Funeral Home.

Interment will be private.

Mr. Amelio is survived by his mother Robin A. nee Bujak (Tony P.) Maro of Villa Park; his father Richard L. (Helen) of Tampa, Florida; his grandmother, Zona C. nee Freeman of Mt. Prospect; his partner, Michelle Cruz; three brothers, Anthony (Brenda) Maro of Denver, Co., Andrew (Billie Jo) Maro of Iowa Falls, Iowa, and Frank (Anna) of New York; five sisters, Donna (Richard) Sorensen of Durant, Iowa, Laura Amelio of Tampa, Fla,

Natasha Amelio of Tampa, Fla, Tori (William) Unger of Villa Park, and Becky (Josh) Kwiatkowski of Villa Park; five nieces and six nephews; nephew and cousin of many.

Mr. Amelio is preceded in death by his grandfather, Leo W. Bujak.

 Mr. Amelio was in the U.S. Coast Guard for eight years and the U.S. Navy for four years. He was one of the first responders with the Coast Guard during Hurricane Katrina. Mr. Amelio was a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

 In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Society appreciated. More info 1-888-629-0094.

Sharon Marozza, nee Bendix, age 74, of Villa Park

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

SHARON MAROZZA, nee Bendix, age 74, of Villa Park died May 13 at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst, Illinois.

Visitation will be held Thursday, May 16 from 2 to 8 PM at Brust Villa Park Funeral Home, 305 South Princeton, Villa Park, Illinois.

Funeral Service will be held Friday, May 17 at 10:30 AM at Brust Villa Park Funeral Home.

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

Mrs. Marozza is survived by two daughters, Cheryl L. (Ray) Theurer of Belvidere, and Debra Marozza of Villa Park; five grandchildren, Tabitha Marozza, Amanda Miller, Jonathan Soucek, Samantha Evans, and Savannah Theurer; her great-grandson, Patrick Karl Marozza; four sister-in-laws, Mary Landa, Jessie Phelps, Betty Namie, and Peggy Mansberry; and her brother-in-law, Ronnie Marozza, all of Pennsylvania.

Mrs. Marozza is preceded in death by her husband, Anthony; and her brother, Edward Bendix, Jr.

Mrs. Marozza grew-up in Lombard and was a graduate of Glenbard West High School.  She was a resident of Villa Park since 1972 and was formerly of Lombard from 1946 to 1972.  Mrs. Marozza was formerly a member of St. Pius X Church in Lombard and is a current member of St. Alexander’s Church in Villa Park.  She had retired as a Clerk for the City of Elmhurst in 2001.

Arrangements made by Brust Villa Park Funeral Home, 305 South Princeton, Villa Park.

James P. Ostien, age 65, of Bloomingdale

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

 

OstienJAMES P. OSTIEN, age 65, of Bloomingdale, died May 2 at Alexian Brothers Hospital, Elk Grove Village, Illinois.

 

 Visitation will be held Sunday, May 5 from 3 to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

 

Funeral Service will be held Monday, May 6 at 10 AM at Brust Funeral Home.

 

Interment will be at Abraham Lincoln Cemetery, Elwood, Illinois.

 

 Mr. Ostien is survived by his wife, Linda, nee Griesbaum; his son, Thomas Krause; his sister, Karen Thesen; many nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

 

Mr. Ostien was a proud Army veteran who loved to golf, hunt and fish and also enjoyed his motorcycles and boat.  He retired from the railroad having worked 38 years for Soo Line and Canadian Pacific.  He enjoyed collecting electric trains and also enjoyed watching football and baseball.  Mr. Ostien was very generous with his time and talent and could fix, build, or remodel anything with perfection.  For every family and friend he had built or remodeled a project in their house.  He volunteered for Habitat for Humanity in 2011 where he went to Vietnam to help build homes in the jungle.  He participated in numerous charity motorcycle rides:  Veteran run, Ride for Kids, Toys for Tots, and Operation welcome Home.  When his nephew Justin was deployed to Iraq, Uncle Jim flew his flag for him EVERYDAY.  He was the proud daddy of his puppies, Valda Rose and Jesse James.  He was loved by wonderful family and awesome friends and he made people laugh.  He “saved the day!” – his nephew’s party would have been cancelled but Jimmy would not have that and spent 3 hours in the morning fixing the faucet.  He said “the little fella has to have a party.”  He loved Frank Sinatra … and Jim “did it his way!”

 

 In Lieu of flowers, Memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project, 1111 West 22nd Street, Oak Brook, Illinois  60523 would be appreciated.

 

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

WILLIAM C. KAISER, age 87, of Lombard,

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

American FlagKaiserWILLIAM C. KAISER, age 87, of Lombard, died on April 29, 2013 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, Illinois.

 We will celebrate his life on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 1 pm at the First United Methodist Church of Lombard at 155 S. Main Street, Lombard, IL.

 Mr. Kaiser is survived by his wife of 64 years, Donna; five children, Mark (Sue) Kaiser, Jacquie (Cara Oosterhouse) Kaiser, Cheryl (Adriaan) Veldhuisen, Jeffry Kaiser, and Vicki Kaiser, PhD; four grandchildren; Eric (Rachel) Kaiser and Devin (Sarah) Kaiser, and Harold and William Veldhuisen; his sister, Glennith King; his nephew, R. Stephen King; and his niece, Roxanne (Bill) Warren.

 Bill loved his family, nature, science, farming, Boy Scouts, philanthropy, religion and politics.

 He grew up on a farm in Athalia, Ohio and learned about nature, grace and honesty from his father.  A Veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  After the war, Bill attended and graduated from Antioch College where he met his beloved Donna at their mailboxes.  He obtained his Master’s in Physics at the University of Cincinnati.  In 1952, Bill took a job with Victoreen in Cleveland and they moved to Maple Heights, Ohio.  In 1956, Bill accepted a job at Argonne National Laboratories, so they moved to Lombard.  They found a house on a double lot with several fruit trees and room for a large garden so he could grow vegetables like his father on his childhood farm.  Among other projects during Bill’s 30-year career at Argonne, he helped design a vacuum electron microscope and worked on the Reagan Star Wars project.

 His children’s fondest memories are about eating fresh fruits and vegetables, selling apples and tomatoes door-to-door for Christmas money, and singing along with dad, funny mishaps and enjoyable family time while on their summer camping trips.  

 After retiring, Bill’s political involvement grew.  Fighting an uphill battle in a largely Republican area, he was a rebel in the DuPage community by serving as a Democratic Precinct Committeeman.  In 1990, he unsuccessfully ran for an Illinois State Senate seat. 

 Bill lived his philosophy – though shalt love thy neighbor as thy self – and received numerous philanthropic awards during his life.  As a Boy Scout Leader for over 32 years, Bill most enjoyed camping trips, where he led camp songs; introduced scouts to nature and taught them the names for trees, plants, and animals he had learned from his father.  He loved scouting.

 Perhaps Bill is best known in the community for his volunteer work at the Lombard/Villa Park Food Pantry, which he oversaw for 25 years after retiring from Argonne.  Throughout his life, he demonstrated his beliefs in equality, love one another, and do unto others through his actions.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials in his memory to the Lombard/Villa Park Food Pantry, 155 South Main Street, Lombard, Illinois 60148 or Antioch College, 1 Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387 would be appreciated.

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