Gus Karantzis, age 83, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on October 26th, 2019

Gus Karantzis, age 83, of Lombard, died October 25, 2019 at his home.

Gus was the beloved husband of RoseMarie Karantzis (nee Albano), of whom he has been wed 56 years; loving father of Deborah (Darryl) Duey of Villa Park, Patricia (Dan) Crawford of Villa Park, and Berta Karantzis of Lombard; proud grandfather of Jonathon (Megan) Crawford of Indianapolis, Mackenzie Crawford of Elk Grove Village, Grady Crawford of Elk Grove Village, Caysie (Adam) Buttrey of Tennessee, Cara (Samson) White of Florida, Carly Duey of Tennessee; fond great-grandfather of Judea, Lilah, and Jonah.

Gus was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Germany at age 25. He married the love of his life shortly after returning home.

Mechanical Engineer by profession, but known by everyone as “Mr. Fix-It”! Gus would often be found “puttering” about, always more than happy to lend a hand (he never failed to clean up and put everything away, nice and neat, after every project!). He not only knew where everything was in his own garage, but the garages of his children and extended family as well! In addition to his eagerness to help family and friends, as an active member of Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Christian Church, he would often be found cleaning, fixing, or building something for the Church.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 4:00-8:00 p.m., at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. There will be a service at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral  Services will be held Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 10:00 a.m., at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Christian Church, 28W770 Warrenville Road, Warrenville. Graveside service immediately following will be at Forest Hill Cemetery located at Riford Road and St. Charles Road in Glen Ellyn.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Memorial Fund at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Christian Church are appreciated.

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