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Charles Marc Wallin, age 43, of Lombard

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

WallinOn December 26th 1974 many waited for what they thought to be the second coming. Instead coming in at a close second (in his mothers eyes anyways!) was Charles Marc Wallin.

Growing up, Charles quickly earned the title of “our favorite child.” However, his status also owed something to the fact that he came after Chris – whose behavior was akin to having a wild banshee in the house.

His parents, Eileen Elliott and Craig Wallin, constantly effused about “how attractive Charles was” and how “Charles could be a child model.” And Charles WAS undoubtedly a good looking kid however juxtaposed with siblings like Chris who resembled a chimpanzee, Erin who liked to dress like Peter Pan and often thought she was Peter, and Maureen who had scoliosis like Quasimodo, Charles competition was scant to say the least.

Charles was born an old soul. He enjoyed intimate conversations, Elvis, The Rat Pack, road trips with his closest friends, playing chess, rolling his own smokes, Hawaiian shirts, straw hats and bolo ties. He was smart. Funny. And he could get away with the most sarcastic of remarks because he had the gentlest of spirits.

Charles was a lifelong resident of Lombard and this is where most of the magic happened. He graced the stage of Glenbard East as a promising thespian, found his lifelong friends, became a comic book aficionado, and an earnest debater of religious dogmatism with Father Castle and later his sister Maureen (Mother Mo) from Calvary Episcopal Church where he grew up and continued to attend until his last days. He served as Mr. Z’s store manager for years, had a son named Connor, and bought a house in Lombard. Records of some of his more dubious achievements can most likely be found at the DuPage County Court House.

After finishing high school, Charles ventured out to Northern University with some of his closest friends, founding what they referred to as “The Top Drawer” — which was really just a cool name for their party house. But before finishing at Northern he felt the arts calling him and left to attend Columbia University with dreams of studying film.

So many things seem to be of little significance in Charles life in comparison to the memories, moments and stories he shared with those he loved most. He held these moments in his heart and treasured them more than gold. This is probably why he was known for his long, entertaining stories, which he loved to repeat often.

Charles died knowing that Monty Python and the Holy Grail was the best movie ever, Dean Martin and Elvis were without a doubt the coolest men to walk the earth (although Jesus was moving up in the ranks), his sister Maureen knew more about the Bible than he’d ever care to admit. And perhaps most emphatically — no one came close to how awesome and funny his son Connor was.

Charles Wallin escaped this mortal realm on Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at the age of 43.  We think he did this to escape the current presidency but this could be debated. He is survived by his parents Eileen Elliott and Craig Wallin, sisters Erin (Rumer) and Maureen (O’Connor), son Connor Wallin and “wife” Jennifer Connelly, who stared in many 1980’s hit films.

He was preceded in death by his brother Christopher Wallin, who has been given strict instructions to get him into whatever heavenly club Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, Sammy Davis Jr. and Joey Bishop are preforming.

Cremation will take place at the family’s convenience, and his ashes will be kept around as long as they match our décor.

Visitation will begin on Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 3-9pm with a Memorial Service beginning at 6:30pm. Don’t be late!  His sister Maureen is the priest and she’s crazy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary Episcopal Church’s discretionary fund that helps people in need in our community.

Richard A. Galante, Sr, age 90, of Lombard

Saturday, June 16th, 2018



Richard A. Galante Sr., U.S. Navy WWII,  age 90, of Lombard, passed away June 15, 2018.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 3 – 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Christ the King Church, 1501 S. Main St, Lombard, for 10 AM Mass. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery in Wheaton, IL.

Preceded in death by his beloved wife of over 62 years, Barbara A. (Kindig) and his sons Gregory Thomas and Richard A. Jr. Surviving children are Michael P. (Robin), Roberta A., Thomas L., and cherished daughter-in-law Pamela A. He proudly loved his grandchildren Daniel (Gina), Joseph Sr. (Erin), Jonathan (Patrick), Kristin, Stephanie Brown and Megan and great-grandchildren Aiden, Tyler, Alexis, and Joseph Jr. He is also survived by his sister Marilyn (Kenneth) Schuman Sr. and many nieces and nephews.

His legacy of wisdom and love will be continued and remembered.

More info 630-629-0094.

Marilyn R. Sinacore, age 85, of Lombard

Friday, June 15th, 2018

SinacoreMarilyn R. Sinacore, age 85, passed away peacefully with family by her side on June 13, 2018. Marilyn, the daughter of Chris and Sue Tufano, was born in Chicago on October 26, 1932.

She was married to her lifelong love, Roger Sinacore, on September 29, 1951 and they shared 58 years of wedded bliss. They resided and raised their family in Lombard, IL. After retirement Marilyn and Roger enjoyed worldwide travel together for many years. They also shared many good times with family and friends. Family was an important focus of life for Marilyn and Roger.

Marilyn’s life defines the saying “Live, Love and Laugh”. She saw the positives and beauty in life and was a uniquely kind loving person who was always there to support family and friends. She had many lifelong friends and had a memorable impact on everyone she encountered. Marilyn was adored, respected and loved by her children and grandchildren.

She was a devout Catholic who followed the life path of a true Christian. Her strong belief allowed her to possess a spirit and soul that defined the loving caring person she was.

Roger proceeded her in death in August of 2009. Survivors include two children, Debra (Bob) Robertson of Cottage Grove, WI, and Sam Sinacore  of Bartlett, IL; five grandchildren, Tiana (Ray) Olsen, Chris (Amanda) Robertson, Lea (Jeffrey) Batterman, Giavanna Sinacore and Gino Sinacore; three great grandchildren, Emma Olsen, Ray Olsen Jr, and Zoe Batterman.

Visitation will be held on Monday June 18, 2018 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 Main St Lombard, IL 60148. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday June 19, 2018, with 9:30 AM Prayers at Brust Funeral Home to 10:00 AM Mass at St Pius X church 1025 E Madison St., Lombard, IL 60148. A burial will be held following the memorial service at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1400 S Wolf Rd., Hillside, IL 60162.

A special thank you to everyone who reached out and supported her during her time of illness and to all caregivers including the very special people at Agrace Hospice care in WI.


Robert “Bud” Hoyt, age 89, of Lombard

Friday, June 8th, 2018

Scan_2018-06-07-171329170-1American_Flag_x300Robert “Bud” Hoyt, age 89, of Lombard, died June 7 at Good Samaritan Hospital.  Robert is survived by his beloved wife, Annette nee Scala; his loving children Andrea and Lisa Hoyt; dear brother of Lorraine (the late Frank) Gerardo; and uncle to many nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Robert was a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force and served in the Korean War.

Funeral Services Thursday, June 21, 9:30 AM until time of Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 114 S. Elizabeth St., Lombard.  Interment private at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101.

Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home.  Visit www.brustfuneralhome.com or call 888-629-0094.

Edward Michael Krawisz, age 67, of Villa Park

Friday, June 8th, 2018

krawiczEdward Michael Krawisz, age 67, passed away at home on May 27, 2018. Born in Blue Island, Edward lived for for over 30 years in New Lenox, IL before moving recently to Villa Park. He was preceded in death by his sister Patricia (Frank) Schultz, and his parents Edward and Yulanda (nee Gaeta) Krawisz. Edward most enjoyed spending time with his family. He was the devoted husband of the late Noreen Krawisz (nee Litwinchuk), loving father to Luke (Lauren) Krawisz and Ryan (Sarah) Krawisz, and grandfather to Mackenzie, Hailey, Alyssa, Lourdes, and Leila.

Memorial services will be held June 23, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1501 S. Main St., Lombard, IL, 60148.

For more information, call 630-629-0094.

David C. Allison, age 70, of Glen Ellyn

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Allison-DavidAmerican_Flag_x300David C. Allison, age 70, of Glen Ellyn, died June 4 at his home.  He was the beloved husband of Patricia nee Ahern; loving father of Katie (Joe) Benka of Lombard; grandfather of Henry & Thomas Benka of Lombard; loving brother of Bob Allison of Roselle, Nancy Allison of Oregon and the late Larry (Shirley) Allison of Des Plaines; and many nephews and nieces and other relatives.

Visitation Monday, June 11, 3 PM until time of Memorial Service at 7 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, IL.

Prior to moving to Glen Ellyn, David had been a resident of Lombard for 30 years.  He grew up in Wheaton, Colorado and Arlington Heights.  He graduated from Forest View High School in Arlington Heights in 1966.  He was a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp, having served during the Vietnam War.

David was a contractor and home flipper and excelled in maintenance.  He loved Las Vegas and the craps tables and liked playing cards.   He loved to spend time with his grandsons.  David worked full time until his death.  He is the grandson of Zachary Taylor Davis, the architect of Wrigley Field.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Cal’s Angels, 2422 West Main Street, Suite 3b, St. Charles, IL 60175 or www.calsangels.org would be appreciated.

Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home.  Visit www.brustfuneralhome.com or call 888-629-0094 for more information.

Theodor A. Hinz age 80, of Lombard

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

hinzTheodor A. Hinz age 80, died June 1, 2018, at his home surrounded by loved ones.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, from 4- 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, with Theodor lying-in-state from 9:30 AM until time of service at 10 AM at Harvard Avenue Ev. Free Church, 206 St. Charles Rd, Villa Park.  Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Gardens West in Oakbrook Terrace.

Theodor was born in Stargardt, Germany in 1937. He immigrated to the United States, and lived in Lombard, Illinois most of his adult life. He worked as a printer first for his father at Hinz Printing in Villa Park and then for Unipack and Weber companies.

He married the late Barbara Hinz August 3, 1963 and raised four children. He has enjoyed them along with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He enjoyed being a backyard mechanic, fussing over cars, attending church with his family, and singing. He served as a choir member, soloist, usher, trustee and janitor but particularly enjoyed worship at his church, Harvard Avenue Evangelical Free Church, where he attended for over 50 years.

Ted is survived by his 3 siblings: Rita Fredrickson, Norma Irwin and Roland Hinz; his four children: David Hinz (Denise), Lisa Hurlburt (Tom), Steven Hinz (Dawn) and Aaron Hinz; his ten grandchildren Cassy, Annie, Joshua, Alex (Erin), Alyssa, Jacob, Andrew, Tori, Evan, Elizabeth; his three great grandchildren Oren, Calvin, and Tucker and baby Hurlburt, who is on the way. He was a beloved uncle of many.

For more info 630-629-0094.