G. William Shallop, age 82, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 13th, 2018

 

Bill Shallop

William Shallop, age 82, of Lombard, passed away February 12, 2018, at Good Samaritan Hospital. Loving fiancé of Sandra C. Herold nee DeYoung. Dearest father of Michael, Paul, Megan (David) Mercado, and Molly Stoddard. Cherished grandfather to Christopher, Anne, Riley, Emily, and Evan. Dear brother of John (Anne). Uncle, great uncle and extended family, Edward (Pam) Herold, Robert Herald, Thomas Herold, Christine (Mauro) Crudele, Julianna Crudele, Lauren Crudele, and Savannah Herold.

Visitation on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 1:00-5:00 PM with a short prayer service at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard. Interment is private.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the American Cancer Society, 1801 South Meyers, Suite 100, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181.  Or the American Heart Association, Attn: Memorial/Tribute Processing Center, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674 appreciated.

Bill Shallop loved many things and many people.  He was an avid Chicago sports fan who dearly loved the Bears, Cubs, Bulls, and Blackhawks.  He was absolutely thrilled to have actually lived to see the Cubs win the World Series!

Bill was a lover of the great outdoors.  Until recently, he took yearly trips to Canada with friends to fish.  He loved working in his garden and every year we would have bumper crops of tomatoes, green peppers, and zucchini.  He loved to travel with his only brother, Jon, Jon’s wife Anne, and Sandy.  He has been to Scotland, England, Amsterdam, France, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, Mexico and many of the great U.S. states.

He was an accomplished commercial artist, graduating from the Columbia School of Art.  He worked for many years as his own boss before joining the Brian Keith Agency.  After retiring from a long career in the art world, he worked part-time at West Data, wiring circuit boards for Juliana Triana.

Above all, he valued spending time with family and friends.  The love of his life, Sandy, his children Micheal, Paul, Megan, and Molly.  His grandchildren, Christopher, Anne, Riley, and Emily.  He held a very special place in his heart for a little boy named Evan, who referred to Bill as his Grandpa #3.  Sandy’s children Ed, Tom, Bob, and Christine:  Christine’s husband Mauro, and grandchildren Julianna, Lauren, and Savannah.  He loved sitting around the table playing cards, especially poker, and the ever competitive game night.  Bill and Sandy have the best neighbors in Tom and Doris.  They spent many a day and evening out on the patio discussing life and sports. Not to mention, Bill was the King of Dad jokes, eliciting many a groan and a few laughs.

Bill grew up with dogs and as an adult trained dogs for field trials.  He even built an attached kennel to the family garage.  He adored his cat Gypsy boy and his dog Bella.  He would often sneak them treats despite the stern looks from Sandy.

Bill’s family would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge all of the amazing medical staff who had the opportunity to care for Bill.  He received the best care from all the medical staff involved.  Sandy, though, is a true saint.  She stood by Bill’s side every day, tirelessly and without complaint, made sure he was comfortable, took his meds, drove to many different restaurants at all hours to get him his favorite meals.   I am sure Bill lasted as long as he did due to Sandy’s loving care.   We know Bill is at peace now despite fighting the good fight.  He will be missed terribly by all who knew him.

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