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Jeanne K. Sladky, nee Corkill, age 72, of Glen Ellyn, formerly of Lombard

Monday, November 21st, 2016

sladky-jeanneJEANNE K. SLADKY, nee Corkill, age 72, of Glen Ellyn, died November 20 at Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, Illinois.

Visitation and Funeral Service will be held Saturday, November 26 from 2:00 PM to time of Service at 7:00 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Interment Private.

Mrs. Sladky is survived by her husband, Richard; her son, Randolf Davis of Villa Park, her daughter, Kim (Tim) Schandel of Duluth, Minnesota; her granddaughter, Mary Schandel of Duluth, Minnesota; her sisters, Karen, Colleen, and Cheryl; and her sister-in-law, Janith Corkill.

Mrs. Sladky is preceded in death by her brother, Gary.

Mrs. Sladky was a resident of Glen Ellyn for one year and was formerly over 20 years of Lombard.  She had worked at Casey’s Restaurant for 5 years.  Mrs. Sladky grew up in Minnesota, residing in Austin and Rochester, Minnesota and then had lived in Florida.


JESSE JAMES SAVIOLA, age 24, of Lombard

Monday, November 21st, 2016


jesse-jamesVisitation will be held Wednesday, November 23, from 3 to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Jesse James Saviola passed away on November 17th, 2016 at the age of 24 and is survived by his mother Gina Geaslin, his fathers, James Costante, John Lesavage and David Geaslin (yeah, think about that one), also, his sister Jianna-Rae Lesavage, and not to forget grandmothers, Debra Gignac, MaryAnn Trauth and Elizabeth Geaslin, (because without them we wouldn’t be here), and a shitload of friends that are considered family.

Jesse was hilarious! He could make fun of you and you would laugh your ass off at yourself, or really at Jesse’s imitation of you, and I know you all know what I mean. He had an amazing smile and an infectious laugh. But there is always balance in this world, so as amazing as his sense of humor was, his pain could match it.

Jesse would tell you what he thought and make no bones about it. But people loved and respected him for it.

Jesse was never a follower, always a leader. He didn’t give a shit much for what people thought of him. He did what he pleased, both a blessing and a curse.

He was a hopeless romantic and always told his family and friends he loved them regardless of the circumstance. Sometimes he would tell his sister with a pile driver, even though it was banned from the WWE because Owen Hart broke “Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s neck doing it, but what can I say, he was only 8.

He had a tough go in his life but his soul remained sweet, compassionate, and sensitive to a fault.

Jesse was inspired and inspiring, he was creative and talented, he was angry and sad, he was sensitive and hard, he was cool on the outside and tortured on the inside and he was extremely passionate. When he stood for something he couldn’t be wavered, when he loved, he really loved whether it was a person, a sport, movies, Barney the Dinosaur, a green van or music. He was amazing at everything he did, whether it be rap, writing, drawing, cooking, hustling, being funny, uplifting people, and so many other things. And he could weave a tapestry of obscenities and make it sound poetic. Truly an art my friends.

Also famous for quoting lines of movies perfectly and somehow it was funnier when he did it than the actual movie.

Jesse loved all genres of music and really hated brushing his teeth, unless he was in prison, then he did it 4 times a day because he was bored.

Jesse died knowing that Liar Liar, Old School, American Gangster, Goodfellas and The Breakfast Club were a few of the best movies ever and I know that he’s pissed that he didn’t get to catch up on Shameless, and I’m pretty sure they can’t watch that show where he is, but they can watch Bob Nelson “Nelson Schmelson” so it’s all good.

I assure you, that wherever Jesse is, he is causing trouble once again with his brother Jim and he’s having a blast. But also know, they only have about 40 years before I get there to put the kibosh on that shit, I’ll tell you what.

In the meantime when things go awry here on Earth, just know it’s probably Jesse and his grand sense of humor. You might hear the faint sound of his laugh and feel that powerful smile as he’s saying, “Dude, get the fuck over it”.

And for those of you who are thinking about “just one more”, think again, because every 17 seconds it takes “just one more” soul in return. And although you may be gone, the rest of us are left here with a huge hole in our hearts to live our lives without you.

Jesse, you were loved by so many, more than you could ever know. You were a light in so many lives. Our hearts are heavy and your smile, laughter and ability to make people laugh hysterically will be missed beyond words. You touched and changed so many lives. There will never be another You.  We love you so much baby boy.  We’ll see you on the flipside.



Stanley R. Kosek, age 70, of Villa Park

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

kosekStanley R. Kosek, age 70, of Villa Park, passed away November 20th.

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

A Funeral Mass will be on Saturday at 10 AM at St. Alexanders Church, 300 S. Cornell, Villa Park.

Mr. Kosek is survived by his beloved wife, Karen nee Elliott, his two loving children Victoria (Gregory) Ochocinski of Bartlett, and Stanley S. III of Chicago, his cherished grandchild, Paige of Bartlett, his dear siblings Lorraine Tallarito of Bolingbrook, Joanne Kosek of Chicago, Bernadette (Eric) Sanberg of Villa Park, Joseph (Catherine) Kosek of Rockford, his sister-in-law, Jeanine (Robert) Blazick of Geneva and brother-in-law, Patrick Elliott of Chicago, his eight nieces and nephews, along with many cousins and relatives.

Mr. Kosek was a resident of Villa Park for the last 40 years.  He retired as a consultant from AON and Central Steel Company.  He attended St. Mel’s High School in Chicago and went on to Graduate from St. Mary’s College in Winona, Minnesota.  He then earned his MBA from Keller Graduate School.  He served as a board member for the Villa Park Library.  He was also a member of the GreenMan Theatre Troope in Elmhurst.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to American Diabetes Association, 55 East Monroe Street, Suite 3420, Chicago IL 60603 are appreciated.

For more info call 888-629-0094.

Florence M. Gardner nee White, age 94, of Lombard

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

florence-gardnerFlorence M. Gardner nee White, age 94, of Lombard, passed away November 20, 2016.

Mrs. Gardner will be buried privately Saturday, November 26th at Allerton Ridge Cemetery in Lombard.

Mrs. Gardner is survived by her loving daughters, Bobbi Hearn of England, Karen (Calvin) Bruce of Lombard and Diane Recine of Villa Park; her 17 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Gardner is preceded in death by her husband, Robert, and her daughter Linda McDowell.

Mrs. Gardner was a resident of Lombard for 56 years. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening and painting. Mrs. Gardner was also an avid reader.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631, appreciated.

For more info 888-629-0094.

SARAH “SALLY” HAMPSON, nee Tait, age 100

Monday, November 14th, 2016

hampsonSarah “Sally” Hampson nee Tait, age 100, of Lombard.

Visitation Tuesday 3-9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Lying in state Wednesday 10:30 AM until time of funeral service at 11 AM at Community Congregational Church, 410 S. Cornell, Villa Park.  Interment at Chapel Hill Gardens West.

Sally is survived by 5 children, Ronald (Eadie) of Alabama, Janet (Tom) LaBarbera of Villa Park, Diane (Jerry) Kusiak of Lombard, Linda (Mike) Boudreaux of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Gary (Paress) of West Chicago; a daughter-in-law, Dawn, of Iowa; 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank R.; her son, Allan; a sister, Alison Balis and a brother, William Tait, U.S. Merchant Marine killed in action during World War II.

Sally grew up in Chicago, moved to Villa Park for 15 years and had lived in Lombard for 64 years.  She had been a member of Community Congregational Church UCC in Villa Park for 64 years.  Sally was a homemaker and a member of the Villa Park Garden Club and was member of the Congregational Women’s Club, Sally’s Circle.

In Lieu of Flowers, Memorials to Community Congregational Church, 410 S. Cornell, Villa Park, IL or St. Jude’s  Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 are appreciated.



Julia S. Toman, age 81, of Lombard, Illinois

Friday, November 11th, 2016


Julia S. Toman, (nee Smith) age 81, of Lombard, Illinois; former resident of Oak Park, Western Springs, and Naperville, Illinois exchanged this earthly life for the robes of the next on November 8th surrounded by love, devotion, dignity, and has reunited with her loving parents Charles Lee Smith and Mary Frances Smith.  Known to family as “Judy”, she was devoted mother to daughter Janine and son Jon (Mike), dear sister of Virginia, David, and Leonard, and fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.  Julia graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School in 1953 and from the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 1957.  She was very active in the Sigma Omicron Chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority on campus where her talents of perfect pitch and the ability to play the piano by reading music or by ear were appreciated by being selected freshman year as her chapter’s Song Leader which continued for all 4 years.  She started her teaching career in Alexandria, Virginia and spent many years teaching in the Chicago Public Schools passing along her musical passion and talents through her music education classes.  Throughout her life, Julia played piano, participated in many musical ensembles, sang in church choirs and was an avid listener to classical music.  She so enjoyed attending plays, musicals, and theatrical performances.  Julia loved volunteering for the Naperville Children’s Museum, Loaves and Fishes Community Services, in addition to serving on the New Member Committee at Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago.  She always treasured spending time with family, friends, and partaking in many activities at Lexington Square of Lombard.  Julia was generous, kind, thankful, and always thought of others before herself.   A die-hard Chicago Cubs fan from teenage years, she would often babysit for the Cubs players’ children back in the 1950’s, and finally was able to witness “her beloved Cubbies” win the World Series in 2016 before succumbing to a brief illness and complications from Parkinson’s Disease.

Visitation will be held at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard, IL 60148 on Monday, November 14, 2016 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.  A joyful Celebration of Remembrance and Song will be held at the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL 60611 on December 10, 2016 at 11 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Julia’s honor to the Fourth Presbyterian Church Chicago Lights Tutoring Program (see above address) or Autism Speaks, The SEED Center, 30 Buxton Farm Road, Suite 105, Stamford, CT 06905 or

Roberta S. Santchi nee Ciochon, age 79, of Lombard

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

santchiRoberta S. Santchi nee Ciochon, age 79, of Lombard, passed away November 5, 2016 at Oakbrook Health Care Center.

Visitation will be held Friday from 4 – 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard.

Roberta is survived by her husband, David E; her children, Steve of Arizona, Sue (Salvatore) Gruttadauro of Oak Brook, Mike of Lombard; her grandchildren, Lisa, Julie, Jill Gruttadauro of Oak Brook; and her brother, Stanley (Judy) Ciochon of Wisconsin.

Roberta is preceded in death by her brother, Guy.

Roberta grew up in Chicago. She moved to Lombard and graduated from Sacred Heart Grade School and York High School. Roberta was a nurse’s aide for School District 45 for 30 years until her retirement in 2001. She was a former member of Sacred Heart Church.

For more information call 888-629-0094.

John Susin, age 85, proud Vet of USMC, of Lombard,

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

susin-johnsusin-john2american-flagJohn Susin, age 85, proud Vet of USMC, of Lombard, passed away November 5, 2016.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 9 AM until time of prayers at 10:30 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard, to Christ the King Church for

11 AM Mass. Interment will be private at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

Mr. Susin is survived by his loving wife, Eleanor nee Vesely; his children,

John A. (Susan) of Naperville, Nancy Susin of Morocco, Indiana; his grandchildren,

Jack (Brittany) of Elmhurst, Amy (Cameron) Leliaert of Valparaiso, Indiana, Emily Susin of Arlington Heights; and his two great-grandchildren, Samuel and Natalie.

Mr. Susin is preceded in death by one sister.

Mr. Susin served during the Korean War stateside. He graduated from Morton East High School in 1949. He had been a resident of Lombard for 58 years. Mr. Susin retired from the U.S. Defense Department as an Industrial Engineer. He had also worked for Navistar. Mr. Susin was an avid wood carver. He loved the Blackhawks and dogs.


In lieu of flowers, memorials to Hinsdale Humane Society, 22 N. Elm Street, Hinsdale, IL 60521.


For more info 888-629-0094.

Arturo Pangindian Santos, age 80

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

santosArturo Pangindian Santos, age 80, passed away peacefully in his home, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016.


He is survived by his loving wife, Magdalena of 36 years and her daughter Kathy, survived by the mother of his 5 children (Albert, Angelina, Arlene, Amelita, Ana Marie) Zenaida Juatan; 11 grandchildren, Ryan, Ashley, Nicole, Kyle, Raphael, Jerame, Ryker, Lexi, Christian, Abbie, and Emmett; his brother, Luis Santos; his sister Victoria Peralta. 


Arturo was born on April 22, 1936 in the Philippines.  He was the third child of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bernardo E. Santos. He was a mechanical engineer, basketball player, motorcycle rider and sports enthusiast.  He immigrated to the United States in 1975 and worked as an engineer throughout his life. He was passionate about swimming, the Chicago Bears, Chicago Bulls, and was an avid DIY man.


Most importantly, he devoted his life as a servant to God and community. He lived as an inspiration to his family and friends.


Visitation will be with a Service at Brust Funeral Home, Sunday November 6, 2016 from 1-4 pm.