Kathleen P. Cannova nee Pinto, age 62, of Oak Brook

Written by Brust Funeral Home on June 30th, 2017

CannovaKathleen P. Cannova nee Pinto, age 62, of Oak Brook, passed away June 29, 2017.

A Memorial Gathering will be held Saturday, July 8th from 9:00 AM until time of Memorial Mass at 10:00 AM at Holy Ghost Church, 254 N. Wood Dale Rd, Wood Dale, IL 60101. Luncheon following at Ruth Lake Country Club, 6200 S. Madison St, Hinsdale, IL 60521. Inurnment will be private at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Evergreen Park, IL

Kathy is survived by her beloved husband, Vincent; her treasured dogs, Irish, Maggie and the late Jackie; her cherished brother, Thomas Pinto; her dear in-laws, Millie Pietrini, Joseph Cannova, Angeline Cannova, Rose (Fritz) Eymann; her loving  nieces and nephews, Dennis (Elaine) Pietrini, Richard (Angeles) Pietrini, Janet Pietrini, Robert Pietrini and Marie Orlowski, Tami Eymann, Renee Eymann, Randy (Sandra) Eymann; her dearest great-nieces and nephews, Roy (Jennie) Prochaska, Michael (Debby) Robertson, Joseph (Katy) Pietrini, Anthony (Michelle) Pietrini, Robert Jr. (Eleni) Pietrini, Thomas (Lauren) Pietrini, Henry Eymann and Eloise Eymann; and her adored great-great nieces and nephews, Lily and Joey Prochaska, Dylan and Drew Robertson, Gianna, Vincenzo and Carmine Pietrini, Anthony Jr. and Dominic Pietrini, Landon Pietrini.

Kathy was also Godmother to Michael Chappetto, Matthew Shield and Jimmy Elsers. She will also be sincerely missed by the deCarlo, Lemley and Elsers families, several cousins and many, many friends.

Kathy is preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Catherine Pinto and her brother-in-law, Samuel Pietrini.

Kathy began her securities career in 1974 as secretary to Senior Partner Harry A Baum at Wayne Hummer & Co.  In 1977,  Bud Lemley returned to Chicago to assist Mr. Baum and to work with Kathy in this endeavor.

In 1983, Kathy and Bud moved their clients to The Chicago Corporation. In 1986, Kathy, Bud and Don Yarling founded Lemley Yarling & Co, a broker-dealer and money management firm, offering investment advice and money management services.

For 31 years Kathy ran the back office operations of the firm, doing what she did best, keeping clients happy.

She will be missed forever.

In lieu of flowers, donations to CENTER OF INDEPENDENCE, 135 South Buesching Road, Lake Zurich, IL 60047 or

http://www.center-for-independence.org/ or AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Ste. 800, Chicago, IL 60601, are appreciated.

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, Lombard.

For more info 630-629-0094.


5 Comments so far ↓

  1. Lorraine Pontarelli says:

    Dear Vince, I am so sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. She was a wonderful women and died way too young. My sincerest sympathy.

  2. Michael Oslac says:

    Vince, I’m so sorry to hear about Kathy. Whenever I came to WH, she was absolutely delightful to be around. My payers and thoughts are with you during this time.

  3. Sheila Hansen says:

    I was sorry to hear about Kathy’s death. I met her years ago at WW, and always enjoyed seeing her on Saturday mornings. She was a lovely, vivacious lady, and I know she will be missed by so many people. I share your sadness, and will remember Kathy in my prayers.

  4. Jean velez Vander Veen says:

    Sorry to hear of Kathy’s death. I grew up with her onSeeley ave. Kathy Ginger and Sue and I were good friends growing up as kids. I lived 3 doors away from her. Ginger and Kathy went to O’Toole grammar school and Sue and I went to St Mary of Mt Carmel catholic school. I recently tried to find her and sent her a message but never heard from her. Ginger let me know she passed. I am very happy to see she had a good life and a happy one. I will always cherish our good times together as kids I am sorry for her loss and my condolences to her family and her brother Tommy

  5. Chris Raffo says:

    I met Kathy when she was at the Chicago Corp. I’m saddened to hear of her passing. She was a genuinely nice person. My condolences to her family and friends.

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