GEORGE RAYMOND CLARK III, age 90, of Downers Grove, died January 1. Father of Catherine Malloe, George (Mary), Christine (William Eschenfeldt), Gregory, Barbara Carste (Thomas), and the late Carolyn, 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Graduated York HS, University of Illinois, and DePaul University Law School. Retired patent lawyer who served as an expert witness for many years, Chair, ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law 1968-1969, Captain, US Army, WWII. Visitation Saturday 9:30am until till time of Funeral Service at 11:30am, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S Main St, Lombard. Interment Queen of Heaven. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, www.cff.org. appreciated. More info www.brustfuneralhome.com, or 888-629-0094.
Visitation will be held Friday, January 3 from 3 to 8 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.
Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 4 with Mrs. Mueller Lying-in-State from 9:30 to time of Service at 10:30 AM at St. John’s Ev Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln Street, Lombard.
Interment will be at Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.
Mrs. Mueller is survived by two daughters, Shirley (Paul) Merkle of Lombard, and Loretta Zanfardino of Stone Park; her son, Martin of Winfield; four grandchildren, Martha (Chris) Danielson of Colorado, Dominic Zanfardino of Lombard, and Jacob and Benjamin Merkle of Chicago; two great-grandchildren, Gabriella and Alexandra Danielson; two sisters, Bertha Funderburk of North Carolina, and Gertrude Duncan of California; her brother, Walter Bender of North Carolina; many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Mueller is preceded in death by her husband, William E.; her son, William, Jr.; her sister, Frieda Haun; and two brothers, William Bender, and Paul Bender.
Selma Anna was born January 8, 1922 in Ridgeway, North Carolina to George and Catherine Bender. She was a 1938 graduate of Middleburg High School in North Carolina. After completing a business course, she did secretarial work in Raleigh for 6 ½ years. She met her husband, William Mueller at a Lutheran Mission church in Raleigh. He was a soldier from Camp Butner. They married May 10, 1947 and made their home in Lombard, Illinois in a house William built. Mrs. Mueller worked for Sears Roebuck Company for 25 years and served as a Volunteer at both the National Chiropractor College and Elmhurst Memorial Hospital for many years. Mrs. Mueller was an active member of St. John’s Ev Lutheran Church in Lombard for 38 years. She was active in the Adult Fellowship, the Tuesday morning Bible Class, the LWML, and the Mary Martha Guild at St. John’s.
Memorials to St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church and/or School, 215 South Lincoln Street, Lombard, Illinois 60148 or Samaritan’s Purse, Post Office Box 3000, Boone, North Carolina 28607-3000 would be appreciated.
Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard. Info 1-888-629-0094 or www.brustfuneralhome.com.
Mary Ellen Amabile, (nee Shortall), of Lombard. Beloved wife of the late Ralph Joseph Amabile, went to her heavenly reward on December 27, 2013.
Mary Ellen was the proud mother of James Patrick Amabile (Heidi), and Nancy Ann Amabile and grandmother to Nicholas Joseph Amabile and Alexis Marie Amabile. She was a wonderful Aunt to many nieces and nephews. She is survived by two sisters, Theresa Caputo of Glen Ellyn, IL and Joan Shortall of Sturgeon Bay, WI, and two brothers Michael Shortall (Sue) & Family of Sturgeon Bay, WI and Edward Shortall (Carol) & Family of Willowbrook, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. James Patrick Shortall & Mary Jane Bernardy Shortall, two brothers, James Shortall (Rosemary) & Frances Shortall (Joan) and one sister, Patricia Shortall.
Mary Ellen was a registered nurse with a Bachelors Degree in nursing. She loved her Catholic faith, family gatherings and the Chicago White Sox.
Christ the King Church
1501 S. Main Street
Lombard, IL 60148
Saturday, January 11, 2014 @ 10:00 a.m.
Memorials or donations can be made on behalf of Mary Ellen to Christ the King Church, Attention: Father Peter
Alice J. Fryzlewicz. Formerly Lombard, died Dec. 27.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. Lombard.
Funeral services will be held Monday, December 30, with prayers at Brust Funeral Home at 11 AM to Christ the King Church for 11:30 AM Mass.
Interment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.
Mrs. Fryzlewicz is survived by five daughters, Judith (Gary) Hool of Carol Stream, Nancy Fryzlewicz of Bartlett, Pam (Mike) Mulligan of NE., Carrie (Jerry) Schaefer of Lombard and Bonnie Fryzlewicz (Jeff Walker) of Washington State; 8 grandchildren: Laura & Amy Hool (Jonathon Brothers) Melissa (Jared)Righter, Jason Schaefer, Rachel & Michael Mulligan, and Quinn & Luke Walker; 3 sisters, Mary Ann Snarski of Elgin, Loretta (Jim) Buffer of FL, Ruth (Mike) Maher of DeKalb and aunt of many.
Mrs. Fryzlewicz is preceded in death by her husband, Frank and her son, Michael.
Memorials to Columbia College Chicago
Michael Fryzlewicz Scholarship Fund Institutional Advancement
600 S. Michigan, 4th Floor Chicago, IL 60605 are appreciated.
Mrs. Fryzlewicz was known for her laughter and was a staunch defender of her family. She was an avid cook and baker and friend to many. She was formerly of Maywood, Lombard and Wheaton.
For info call 1-888-629-0094 or visit www.brustfuneralhome.com.
Marty P. Starshak, age 90, formerly of Lombard, died Dec. 27.
Visitation will be held Dec. 30, Monday, from 3 to 9 PM at Brust FuneraL Home, 135 S. Main St. Lombard.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday with prayers at 9:30AM at Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Church for 10 AM Mass.
Interment will be at Assumption Cemetery.
Mr. Starshak is survived by his wife, Sue nee Olson; two sons, John (Peggy) of Winfield and Jerome; a daughter, Barbara Starshak of Glen Ellyn; a brother, Edward J. (Maureen) of Waukegan and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Starshak is preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Ellen Adcock and Phyllis Jean Livengood.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials to Miserecordia would be appreciated.
Mr. Starshak was a graduate of Loyola University. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Army during WWII and was a Radar Tech. and served in Canada. He was a resident of Lombard from 1941 to 1954 and 1958 to 2007. He was the owner of Starshak Enterprises in Lombard from 1965 to 2007. He was a member of the American Legion #391. He was a former member of Sacred Heart Church and Sacred Heart Holy Name Society. He was active with Miserecordia. He loved bowling and was known for his sense of humor and was a collector.
Gerald Thomas (“Jed”) Patterson, 83, of Villa Park, IL, passed away in his sleep on December 17, 2013. A funeral mass will be on December28, 2013 at 10am at St. James the Apostle at 480 S. Park Blvd, Glen Ellyn, 60137. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Jed was born on December 20, 1929, in Chicago, IL, and graduated from York High School in 1948. He served in the Army and was a proud combat veteran of the Korean War, serving in the 1st Cavalry Division. After his discharge from the Army, he returned to Elmhurst and played semi-pro football for the Elmhurst Travelers. He married in 1952, and worked in the construction industry as a tradesman before settling in the printing industry as a machinist/foreman. After retirement, he greatly enjoyed his time as a bus driver for children with special needs, visiting his family, and spending time with his grandchildren. Throughout his life, he was an avid hunter, fisher, golfer, gardener, and all-around home repair expert.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Patterson , his mother, Elinor (Cush) Patterson, brothers Jack and Thomas Patterson, sisters Mary and Nancy (Arenz) Patterson, his former spouse, Mary Lynn (Larson) Patterson, son Thomas Patterson, and grandson Owen Patterson.
He is survived by his son Steve Patterson of Elk Grove Village, son Jeff (Gail) Patterson of Pleasant Prairie, WI, daughter Linda (Tom) Preston of Glen Ellyn, son RJ (Erica) Patterson of Aurora, son David (Janie) Patterson of Hutchinson, KS, thirteen grandchildren; Jessica (Nunziata) Patterson, Angie (Sriver) Patterson, Steve Patterson, Thomas (“TJ”) Preston, Leah (Barkley) Preston, Darah Preston, JonathanPatterson, Zachary Patterson, Mitchell Preston, Joshua Patterson, Aimee Patterson, Melanie Patterson, and Benjamin Patterson, four great-grandchildren; Gianna Nunziata, Andrew Sriver, Ryan Nunziata, and Boden Barkley, his brother Robert Patterson of Midland, TX, and sister Jane (DeBiase) Patterson of Las Vegas, NV.
Joseph J. Sledz, age 100, of Lombard, formerly of Villa Park died December 18 at Beacon Hill Health Center, Lombard.
Visitation will be held Monday, Dec. 23 at Christ the King Church,1501 S. Main St., Lombard from 9 A.M. until time of Funeral Mass 10 AM.
Interment will be at St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles,IL.
Mr. Sledz is survived by two daughters, Melanie (Dennis) Kofink of Naperville, and Mary Lou of Naperville, a son James (Janine) of Colorado Springs; 5 grandchildren, Lisa, Kathy, David, Dana & Alex; 5 great-grandchildren, Jessica, Billy, Rachel, Anna & Phoebe; one great-great-grandchild, Devlin; and many nieces and nephews and
great-nieces and nephews.
Mr. Sledz is preceded in death by his wife, Irene H. nee Pasanko, a son, Robert and two brothers and one sister.
Mr. Sledz was a WWII Army Veterain, and life-time member of the Villa Park Garden Club. He passed away two days before turning 101. Please omit flowers. Donations to Christ the King Church would be appreciated.
For information call 630-629-0094
Visitation will be held Friday, December 20 from 3 to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.
Funeral Service will be held Saturday, December 21 at 10 AM at Brust Funeral Home.
Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery, Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
Mr. Kovar is survived by two sons, Victor (Marcia), and Matthew (Karina); his daughter, Ellen (Rick) Fielding; his daughter-in-law, Caroline; nine (9) grandchildren; and five (5) great-grandchildren; and his dear friend, Pat Fagerlie.
Mr. Kovar is preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine; and his son, Richard.
Mr. Kovar was a Veteran having served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard. Info 1-888-629-0094
Richard J. Flynn, age 60, of Homer Glen, died Dec. 17 at Loyola Hospital.
Visitation will be held, Thursday, Dec. 19 at Brust Villa Park Funeral Home, 305 S. Princeton, Villa Park from 3 to 8 PM.
Funeral services will be Friday with prayers at 9:30 AM at the Funeral Home to St. Alexander Catholic Church, Villa Park for 10 AM Mass.
Interment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.
Mr. Flynn is survived by his mother, Lucille; a brother, Patrick of Villa Park and a sister, Susan and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his father, Richard.
Mr. Flynn was a Partner at Focus Capital in Downers Grove. He was a massive coin collector. He loved to bet on sports. He was an avid Sox fan.
For more information call 630-629-0094 or visit www.brustfuneralhome.com.
Donald E. Arndt, of Lombard, died December 16, at Arden Courts of Glen Ellyn.
Visitation will be held Thursday, December 19, from 3 to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral service will be held Friday, December 20, lying-in-state from 9:30 AM until time of service at 10 AM at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln, Lombard, Illinois 60148. Interment will be held at Chapel Hill Gardens West, OakBrook Terrace, Illinois.
Mr. Arndt is survived by his wife, Jean A. nee Baumann; his children, William of Downers Grove, Donna (Kyle) Sandersfeld of Waterloo, Illinois, and David Arndt of West Chicago; his grandchildren, Becky of St. Louis, Andrew (Katie) of St. Louis, Tim of West Chicago, Aaron of Waterloo, Illinois; his sister, Vivian (Jim) Chaplin of Florida; uncle of many.
Mr. Arndt was in the US Army and US Army Reserve. He graduated from Proviso East High School in 1957 and has lived in Lombard since 1974. Mr. Arndt was an active member of St. John Ev. Lutheran Church where he was a Trustee and an Usher. He was a retired Tool and Die Maker. Mr. Arndt was a graduate of the Lombard Police Academy. He was a member of the DuPage Sheriff Police Association Community Emergency Response Team. After his retirement, Mr. Arndt worked at Glenbard East High School as a security guard.
Memorials to Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800,Chicago, IL 60631, or St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln, Lombard, Illinois 60148, appreciated.
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