Patricia Lois Majer, 87 of Glen Ellyn

Written by Brust Funeral Home on March 10th, 2017

Patricia Lois Majer, 87 of Glen Ellyn, Illinois was called to the Lord on March 8th, 2017.  Loving mother of 7:  Jeanee (David) Berkowitz, Claudia Hicks, David (Rachel) Majer, Cynthia Pienkos, Sandra Majer, Scott Majer, and the late Teresa Majer.  Mother of Michael Zitkovich Jr.  Proud grandmother of 12, and great grandmother of 17.

She was a strong, faith guided, Catholic woman, devoted to many things in her life.  She enjoyed time with her family and hosting family gatherings, thoughtful in gift giving, sending holiday cards, and enjoyed many celebrations.

Some of her personal interests included:  mysteries, crossword puzzles, card games, playing volleyball, and overall collecting memories with her family and friends.

Visitation will be held at Brust Funeral Home, 135 Main Street, Lombard, on March 12th, 2017 2-7pm. Funeral Services will be held Monday, March 13 with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Church for 10 AM Mass. Followed by burial services at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois.


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ANTHONY J. CALDIERARO, age 81, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on March 9th, 2017

Caldieraro, AnthonyAnthony Caldieraro married the love of his life Peggy O’Malley on June 24, 1972 who survives him, together with their sons Anthony and Daniel. Their son and brother Christopher stands with Anthony today.  Anthony’s life has been distinguished by service to the living God, his family, his friends, and most notably the endangered unborn, spearheaded by his love of Peggy.  Anthony’s unyielding dedication to the Virgin of Guadalupe began when she interceded for his life in 1988 with a wink, and gave him nearly thirty more joyful years here on earth with his loved ones.

The historical facts tell that Anthony comes from the ardent families Marola and Caldieraro of the province of Veneto, Italy, who fought in World War I and mined the alpestrine lands of Northern Italy and Austria.  His earthly father was one of the Arditi who changed the face of tactical warfare forever, armed in battle with only hand grenades and daggers, and the armour of God of course.  His earthly mother, Teresa Caldieraro (nee Marola) is said to have been profoundly religious in that by her virtue she was disposed to render to God the worship and service He deserves.  He, his brother Achille, and his sister Mirella were all dedicated to grappling with the sacred mysteries, and with each other.

Nearly everyone knows how much he loved Elvis, always saying “Thank You Very Much” in that trademark Elvis tone.  He is going to be missed by his family and friends that much is for sure.  Still, he could not have gone to God in a more faithful and deliberate way because on that very same day he yoked himself with the brown scapular, Extreme Unction, and the Apostolic Pardon, only hours before he gave up the ghost.   His wife Peggy and sons are overjoyed that their earthly husband and father has now gone to be with the Heavenly Father, and has paved the way for all of us to reunite in the afterlife, in the light of the Almighty.

WAKE Vigil for the Deceased: Friday March 10, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM. at Brust Funeral Home in Lombard, 135 S. Main St. Lombard, IL 60148.

FUNERAL MASS: Saturday March 11, 2017 at 9:30 AM at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 36 North Ellsworth, in Naperville.

FINAL RESTING after Mass, at All Saints cemetery 700 N. River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016.


John “Richard” Myers, age 88, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on March 8th, 2017

MyersJohn “Richard” Myers, age 88, of Lombard, died peacefully on March 6, 2017 surrounded by family.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. on March 18th, at Community Presbyterian Church in Lombard. A Memorial Service will follow at 11:30 a.m.

Richard, who was originally from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is survived by his wife Barbara, his daughters, Gail (Robert) Mudra of Wheaton and Martha (Jeffrey) DeJong of Lombard, his four grandchildren, Sarah Mudra, Jessica DeJong, Rachel Mudra, Nicholas DeJong and his brother Paul Myers of Terre Haute, IN.

Richard was a high school English teacher who had a passion for English literature and teaching high school students to enjoy reading and writing. He received numerous outstanding teaching awards and thoroughly enjoyed his long career. Richard began teaching at Mount Morris High School, in western Illinois, followed by Riverside-Brookfield High School, York High School, Willowbrook High School and when Addison Trail High School opened, he was asked to join the staff as the Chair of the English Department. He retired from Addison Trail High School in 1988.

He also had a strong love of music and was an accomplished pianist and organist. He was the organist for the Church of the Brethren –York Center (Lombard), followed by many years at Community Presbyterian Church (Lombard). He cherished playing at various churches and universities for enjoyment and was a member of numerous professional teaching and musical organizations including the Fox Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

Memorials to Community Presbyterian Church or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society would be appreciated.

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home. For more info 888-629-0094.


Sotiraq Gjoni, age 95, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on March 6th, 2017

GjoniSOTIRAQ GJONI, age 95, of Lombard, died March 5 at his home.

Visitation will be held Thursday, March 9th from 5 to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.  Funeral Services will be held Friday, March 10th at 11:30 AM at Brust Funeral Home.  Interment  following at Forest Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Gjoni is survived by his wife, Vasilika, nee Raci; his children, Irma (Thanas) Iskali of Lombard, and Anastasia (Ilir) Cobo of Lombard; and his grandchildren, Teodor of Oak Park, Goniela (Brad) of Indiana, Dion of Lombard, and Steven of Lombard.

Mr. Gjoni is preceded in death by 2 sisters and 1 brother.

Mr. Gjoni was born in Albania.  He lived in Australia from the age of 12 to 29.  Mr. Gjoni was a resident of Lombard since 1998.  He was a Veteran having served in the Australian Navy during World War II.  Mr. Gjoni was retired.  He was a member of St. Nicholas Albanian Orthodox Church.


Austin R. Denz, age 19, of Lombard,

Written by Brust Funeral Home on March 5th, 2017

Denz, AustinAustin R. Denz, age 19, of Lombard, passed away March 3, 2017.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 3 – 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral Services will be Wednesday with 9:45 AM prayers from Brust Funeral Home to St. Pius X Church for 10:30 AM Mass. Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

Austin is survived by his beloved parents, Dennis D. and Kathleen M. nee Murphy; his dear sister, Caitlin; his loving grandparents, Robert and Leona Denz nee Stausiouski, Elli Denz and JoAnn Murphy nee Hosler; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends, and his beloved dogs, Diezel and Otto.

Austin is preceded in death by his grandfather, Gerald Murphy.

Austin was a 2015 graduate of Willowbrook High School. He was a football player for the Lombard Falcons and the Willowbrook Warriors. Austin was also a part of the wrestling team in high school.

Please omit flowers. Donations to the wishes of the family are appreciated.

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Michael R. Campo, Age 79, of Wheaton

Written by Brust Funeral Home on March 4th, 2017

American FlagCampoMichael R. Campo, Age 79, of Wheaton.  Beloved husband of Lynda P. nee Peak.  Loving father of Chris (Holly), and the Late Traci (Anthony R.) Opila.  Cherished grandfather of Sophia, Nora, Clara and Regan.  Retired owner of Gala Travel Agency in Chicago.

Funeral Services will be held, Friday, lying-in-state, 10 A.M. until the time of funeral services at 11 AM, at Community Presbyterian Church, 1111 E. Madison St., Lombard.  Interment Private.  Visitation will be held Thursday, from 3 PM to 8 PM, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.

Please omit flowers.  Donations to Community Presbyterian Church or Seasons Hospice are appreciated.

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Bernice T. Maciola nee Dzialo, age 97, 30 year resident of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on March 4th, 2017

Maciola, BerniceBernice T. Maciola nee Dzialo, age 97, 30 year resident of Lombard.  Beloved wife of the late Adam M.  Loving mother of Judith (the late Ralph) Brockmeyer. Cherished grandmother of Amy Brockmeyer (Jason Greenberg) and Jonathan. Great-grandmother of Benjamin and Leo Greenberg. Preceded in death by her brothers, William and Edward.  Aunt and great aunt of many.

Visitation will be held Thursday at 8:30 AM until the time of prayers at 9:30 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard to St. Pius X Catholic Church for 10:00 AM Funeral Mass.  Interment is at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

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JOANN MARIE HEYMAN, age 76, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 27th, 2017

Heyman, JoannJoAnn Marie Heyman, nee Horna, beloved wife of the Late Charles. Loving mother of Deborah Hardtke and Thomas (Dusty). Cherished grandmother of Jason, Douglas (Audrey), Chris (Nikki), Josh (Megan), Nicole, and Jake. Great-Grandmother of D.J. (his mother, Jenelle). Dearest sister of Shirley (the Late Jerry) Sherman, Margaret (John) Marinovich.  Aunt and great-aunt of many.

Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, March 1 at Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois at 11 AM.  Meet at cemetery office at 10:45 AM.

Donations to Midwest Greyhound Rescue, 433 Bliss Road, Sugar Grove, Illinois 60554 would be appreciated.

JoAnn had been a volunteer for 15 years for Midwest Greyhound Rescue.


Jerry Don Capps, age 69, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 25th, 2017

CAPS, JERRYJerry Don Capps, age 69, died peacefully at Good Samaritan Hospital, surrounded by his loving children, on February 7, 2017.  Jerry is preceded in death by his loving wife and best friend Cynthia Capps; Jerry is survived by his loving daughter Kathryn (Capps) Coconato, His loving sons David Capps, Jerry (Misty)  Capps II, His loving 6 Grandchildren, Kaylyn Capps Jones, Kaylya Capps, Chole Capps, Gracie Capps, Justin Coconato, Vincent Coconato. His fond siblings, Larry (Maureen) Capps, Gary (Sheila) Capps, Deann (Berg) DuFour,Wesley Pittman, Bill Pittman, Vikky (Capps) Lester, Cricket Capps and the late Paul John Berg and Brenda Capps, many nieces and nephews.

Jerry was a member of VFW Post #8322 in Chicago, IL, The Lombard American Legion, The Lombard Moose Lodge, and Mr. Capps was a Veteran of the U.S Navy until 1966, Jerry then listed into the Army1st Battalion, 202D Artillery division. Jerry loved his westerns, country music, old fast cars, Jerry loved working on cars and racing them. Jerry had a loving and caring heart, His favorite saying “Who Love You Baby!” will always remain in our hearts.

Memorial Gathering will be held Saturday March 4th 2017 from 12to 5 pm at the Villa Park VFW 39 E. St. Charles Road in Villa Park.

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Robert “Bob” Brunner, age 65, died peacefully at his home in Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 21st, 2017


American FlagRobert “Bob” Brunner, age 65, died peacefully at his home in Lombard on February 15, 2017.  Loving husband and best friend of Laura Johnson; step-father to Scott McGladdery; son of the late Clyde and Columbia Brunner; brother of Dawn Kasnick and the late Anthony Brunner; nephew of Evelyn Armstrong and the late Victor Netti; fond cousin of Christine and Ken Seroka, Michaleen and Allen Liddy, Brian and Patricia Marchese, and Cindy Schwitters; special brother-in-law to Joyce Fitzgerald, the late George and the late David; Denny, Timmy, Diane Johnson, and Larry Price; cherished uncle to Marie Rynne and many nieces and nephews; and loving master to Minia, his pride and joy.

Mr. Brunner was a Veteran of the U.S. Army having served during Viet Nam in Germany as a Special Weapons Expert.  He loved his sports and Westerns.   He was a hero to all the loved him.

Memorial Gathering will be held Tuesday February 28th from 2 to 6 PM with a Service at 5:00 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Interment will be at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Illinois at a later date.