JOSEPH R. WAS, 83, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on January 18th, 2014

American FlagJoseph Was 2JOSEPH R. WAS, 83, of Lombard, died January 17, 2014 at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Visitation will be held Monday, January 20, from 3:00 – 8:30 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11:00 am at Brust Funeral Home. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.

Mr. Was is survived by his beloved wife, Barbara A. nee Nemecak; a sister, Rosemarie Was; 2 step-daughters, Kim Strobel of Elgin and Nanette (Ralph) DeLuca of Wheaton; 2 step-sons Nicholas Januschik of Lombard and Greg Januschik of Joliet; and 6 step-grandchildren, Jennifer DeLuca, Kellie Strobel, Jessie DeLuca, Michael DeLuca, Stephanie DeLuca and Jake Januschik. Mr. Was was preceded in death by a sister, Delores Was and a step-daughter, Deborah LaCour.

Mr. Was was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a retired statistician and had worked for Hines V.A. Hospital. He had lived in Lombard for 28 years. He was a very caring man.

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


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