Randall (Randy) Philip Michael Frank Sanfilip, age 76, of Palos Heights, Illinois

Written by Brust Funeral Home on October 30th, 2018

Sanfilip-RandallRandall (Randy) Philip Michael Frank Sanfilip, age 76, of Palos Heights, Illinois, died October 29th, 2018, at DuPage Care Center in Wheaton, Illinois, after a six week battle against complications associated with a stroke.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, November 2, 2018, with a Visitation from 9:00 AM until the time of a prayer service at 11:00 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard, Illinois.  A Funeral Mass will follow at 11:30 AM at Christ the King Church, 1501 S. Main Street, Lombard, Illinois. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, Illinois.

Randy was born September 17, 1942, at St. Bernard Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, to Salvador Philip Sanfilip and Marie Marguerite (Parisi) Sanfilip both of whom have preceded Randy with their heavenly reward. His grandparents were Philip and Concetta (Coco) Sanfillipo and Michael and Frances (DiGrazia) Parisi. Randy had attended Brother Rice High School and the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and was in training to become an Architect when he suddenly became afflicted with a Neurological Disorder in 1962 that left him disabled for life. The doctors could not determine the cause and predicted he would die within months. That was fifty six years ago. Randy was a very religious, determined and positive individual who had two main goals in life. First was to pray daily for everyone’s health and happiness. Secondly was to make people happy and smile by telling his jokes. His attitude was an uplifting inspiration to all who knew him, filling them with faith and trust in God.

As part of his therapy in the 1960s, Randy became well known for his entertaining Christmas displays that adorn his parent’s homes. Articles were written in the local newspapers about his elaborate displays. He also became very active in his community. In 1973, he was awarded the “Outstanding Citizens Award” in recognition of his outstanding service to the community by the Navajo Hills Homeowners Association in Palos Heights Illinois. While attending the DuPage Care Center, he became very popular with the other residents due to his light hearted, friendly nature and became a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council # 8002 in Winfield, IL.

Randy will be dearly missed by his sister, Cherylee (Sanfilip) Trenkamp (sp. Richard); 3 nieces, God-daughter Gina Trenkamp, Nicole (Trenkamp) Piper (sp. Michael), Michelle (Trenkamp) LeWan (sp. Ryan); 1 nephew, Craig Trenkamp (sp. Kristen); 3 great nieces, Leah Piper, Emilia LeWan and Adeline LeWan; 2 great nephews, Logan Piper and Jax Trenkamp.

Memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 are appreciated or donate online here.

Visit www.brustfuneralhome.com or call 888-629-0094 for more information.

 

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