John “Jack” Craine, age 82, of Glen Ellyn,

Written by Brust Funeral Home on August 1st, 2013

American FlagJohn “Jack” Craine, age 82, of Glen Ellyn, formerly of Michigan City, IN and Lombard; loving husband of 59 years to Betty Mae nee Schulz, loving father of Jeff Craine of Bloomingdale, Steven (Donna) of Hurst, TX, Jill Ryan of Sycamore, Katy (Mike) Compton of North Aurora; fond grandfather of Kristen (James) DeBellis of Bloomingdale, Erin (Joe) Spalla of Schaumburg, Kelly (Thomas) Crook of Ocala, FL, Jessica Craine of TX, Steven Ryan of Sycamore, Danielle Craine, of TX, Lindsey Craine of TX; great-grandfather of Sydney, Jonah, Caley  & Kolbie, dear brother of  William (Nina) of Punta Gorda, FL and the late Donald Robert Craine  and  fond uncle of 7.

Memorial Visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 2 from 2PM until time of service 7PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. ,Lombard.

Interment Private.

Memorials to American Heart Association.

Mr. Craine resided in Lombard from 1956 to 1985 on Meadow Ave. and Martha Ct., then Michigan City, IN for 28 years and Glen Ellyn the last seven months. Mr. Craine grew up in Glen Ellyn and graduated from Glenbard High School in 1948. He attended Elmhurst College. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Army. He is a retired salesman and worked for several Advertising Companies. He is an expert in Point of Display Advertising.  He held several patents in Display Merchandising. He was an avid Sailor and owned eight boats in the course of his life.  He also raced sailboats on Lake Geneva. He was a former member of the Lombard Golf League.   He was very creative and was able to make, build and fix things with simple materials. He was very proud that his family was from the Isle of Manx.

 

Jean E. Riddick, nee Violante, age 78, of Antioch

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 29th, 2013

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JEAN E. RIDDICK, nee Violante, age 78, of Antioch, died July 28 at Condell Medical Center.

Visitation will be held Friday, August 2 from 3 to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be held Saturday, August 3 with prayers from Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lombard, for 10 AM Mass.

Interment private at All Saints Cemetery, DesPlaines, Illinois.

 

Mrs. Riddick is survived by her daughter, Francesca-Cynthia Riddick; her son, Kevin (Janet) Riddick; two grandchildren, Michele Colley and Sherman Riddick; her brother, Edward (Beverly) Badendick; her sister, Annette Marshall; and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Riddick is preceded in death by her husband, Louis; and her sister, Rose Bodnar.

Mrs. Riddick was a resident of Antioch for 6 years and was formerly 30 years of Park Ridge, Norridge, and Chicago.  She had retired from Vance Industries in Norridge.

In Lieu of flowers, Masses preferred.

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

 

Michael Bafundo, age 68, of Lombard,

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 28th, 2013

bafundo American FlagMichael Bafundo, age 68, of Lombard,died July 27, 2013.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 8  PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard. Funeral Service will be Wednesday at 10:30 AM at Brust Funeral Home. Interment will be at Mt. Emblem Cemetery.

Mr. Bafundo is survived by a son, Ken Marron of Oregon; a daughter, Tracy (Johnny) Bafundo- Manning of Plainfield; nine (9) grandchildren, Kyla Nicole,

Makenna, Deanna, Kristyl, Nina, Anthony, Nicholas, Grace, Abigael, and

one great- grandchild, Kinley;  and longtime companion, Nancy.

Mr. Bafundo is preceded in death by three sons, Kevin Lemke, Anthony Bafundo, and Christopher Bafundo.

Mr. Bafundo was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was a  firefighter for the Leyden Township Fire Department from 1970 to 1986. Mr. Bafundo  was the owner of  1st Army Supply in Lombard for 31 years.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society appreciated.

For more info  888-629-0094.

 

Judith Mae Doyle, nee McGrath, age 73 of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 27th, 2013

DoyleJudith Mae Doyle, nee McGrath, age 73 of Lombard died July 26 at Sunrise Assisted Living.  

Memorial Visitation will be Monday from 4-9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 AM at Faith Lutheran Church, 41 N. Park Blvd., Glen Ellyn.  Interment will be private at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. 

Judy is survived by 2 children, Laura (Peter) McCormick of Atlanta, Georgia, and John (Diana) of Downers Grove; 6 grandchildren, Patrick, Colin, Jack, Fiona, Matthew & Lucas; 5 sisters, Jill (Timothy) Koch, Jane Hawkins, Joan (Clinton) Blick, Julie McGrath and Jeanne Wurtz; 4 brothers, James (Kathleen) McGrath, John (Christine) McGrath, Jerold McGrath and Joseph (Heather) McGrath; and many nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Judy is preceded in death by her husband, Michael P., and 2 brothers-in law, John Hawkins and Nicholas Wurtz.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to a charity of your choice in Judy’s memory are appreciated.

Info  888-629-0094

 

Nathan A. Lovik, age 24, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 23rd, 2013

Nathan LovikAmerican FlagNathan A. Lovik, age 24, suddenly, of Lombard died July 22 at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Visitation will be held Thursday, July 25 from 3 to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main, Lombard.

Funeral Services will be held Friday at 10:30 AM at Brust Funeral Home.

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery, Glen Ellyn, IL.

Nathan is survived by his loving parents, Mark T. & Connie J. nee Reum; three sisters. Deborah (Donnie) McGuire of Nebraska; Joanna Lovik of Berwyn & Susanna Lovik of Lombard and a brother, Timothy Lovik of Lombard; uncle to Alissa, Rowan & Tobin;  his grandparents Arthur & Jane Reum. He is the nephew of nine and is survived by many other relatives and friends.

Nathan is preceded in death by his grandparents Robert & Lois Lovik.

Nathan attended Glenbard East High School from 2003 to 2005. He was a member of the Madrigal Choir at Glenbard East and was in track & soccer at Glenbard East and was in track at C.O.D. He graduated from Escuela Caribe High School in Dominican Republic in 2007. He was a member of the U. S. Marines Corp. Reserves since May of 2009. He worked for Westmoreland Country Club in Waukegan.  He also loved music and his dog, Otto.

Donations may be made to New Life Corrections Ministry @ Wayside Cross Ministries, 215 E. New York St., Aurora, IL 60505.

For info call 1-888-629-0094 or visit www.brustfuneralhome.com.

Video of Nathan A. Lovik Funeral Services

 

Kathleen Gallagher, age 81, of Lombard,

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 20th, 2013

Kathleen Gallagher, age 81, of Lombard, passed away July 11, 2013.

A Memorial Gathering will be held Friday, July 26, from 4 to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard.

She is survived by her five children, Leonard J., Kathleen M., Michael W., Mary A. Friedman, Timothy J.: and eight grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Leonard F. and her parents, Mae nee Brixi and Joseph Hattan.

Katy was born in Chicago and was the oldest of ten children. She met her husband, of over 40 years, while working at Polaroid. Katy was a talented seamstress and learned many types of crafts, including winning awards for her rug hooking, needlepoint, weaving, knitting and quilting. She owned and managed Katy’s Fabrics in LaGrange, IL where she enjoyed sharing her skills and interests with her many friends. Katy later became involved in the Arkansas Garland County Extension Homemakers and the Hot Springs Area Quilters Guild.

For more info 888-629-0094.

 

Wilfred K. Taylor, age 82, of Aurora, formerly of Chicago,

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 19th, 2013

taylorAmerican FlagWilfred K. Taylor, age 82, of Aurora, formerly of Chicago, U. S. Air Force Veteran  in the  Korean War, beloved father of Bill (Kelly) Taylor, Liz Taylor, Michelle Taylor & Kimberly Taylor; cherished grandfather of Tommy Montgomery, Billy Taylor, Stevie Taylor, Brittany Taylor, Stephanie Taylor, James Taylor & Zachary Taylor; great-grandfather of 4; dear brother of Jack (the late Gean) Taylor, the late John Taylor, the late Marie and the late Bud; Uncle & great uncle of many. Visitation Monday 3 P.M. until time of service 7 P.M. at Brust Villa Park Funeral Home 305 S. Princeton, Villa Park. The family will meet Tuesday at 9:45 A.M. at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery for a 10AM Committal and Military Honors. For info call 888-629-0094.

 

Evelyn M. Snyder, age 96,

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 17th, 2013

Evelyn M. Snyder, age 96, devoted wife of the late Harold. Beloved mother of Jim(Joan). Proud  grandmother of James and Kari (Thomas) McKinley and great- grandmother of  Kaitlyn and Nathan. Survived by loving brother Walter (Phyllis);. Preceded in death by 11 brothers and one sister.  Many nieces and nephews Visitation Saturday 9 AM until time of Funeral Mass at 10 AM at Ascension of Our Lord Church, 1S314 Summit Ave, Oakbrook Terrace. Interment Queen of Heaven. More info www.brustfuneralhome.com or 888-629-0094.

 

Edward Gomez, age 78, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 12th, 2013

Edward Gomez, age 78, of Lombard, died July 11 at his home surrounded by his family.     

Visitation will be held Sunday, July 14 from 3 to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be held Monday, July 15 with prayers at 10 AM from Brust Funeral Home, to St. Pius X Catholic Church for a 10:30 Am Mass.

Interment will be at Queen of Heaven, Hillside, Illinois.

Mr. Gomez is survived by his wife, Mary Ann, nee Jozwick; three children, Kathryn (Russell) Gallemore of St. Charles, Lisa Petruzzi of Lombard, and Don of Wheaton; four grandchildren, Leigh Anne Espinosa, Kaitlyn Skinn, and Nicholas and Michael Petruzzi; his great-granddaughter, Kailie Rae Espinosa; his sister, Christine (Russell) Siragusa of Tinley Park; and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

Mr. Gomez was a resident of Lombard 48 years.

 

Virginia L. Shallenberger, nee Lambert, age 91, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 12th, 2013

VIRGINIA LAMBERT SHALLENBERGER, age 91, of Lombard, died July 12 at her home.

Visitation and Service will be private at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Interment will be private at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Illinois.

Mrs. Shallenberger is survived by her husband, Martin J.; her children, Ann and Jim; and four grandchildren, Amanda, Matthew, Joshua and Daniel.

Mrs. Shallenberger is preceded in death by her parents, Robert E. and Vera Belle, nee Hoskinson; and her brother, Robert W. Lambert.

Virginia was born January 24, 1922 in Decatur, Illinois.  She was a graduate of Milliken University in Decatur with a BS degree in biology.  Three days after graduation, Virginia married Sgt. Martin J. Shallenberger on June 8, 1944 and followed him to Longview, Texas where he was stationed with the U.S. Army Medical Corps.  In Texas, Virginia found work with the U.S. Public Health Service as a technician at the Malaria Research Lab in the hospital.

Virginia and Martin returned to Illinois after the war, living in Lockport and Joliet for a number of years before moving to Lombard in 1961.  While raising their family, Martin was employed by Standard Oil Company while Virginia took care of the home and children.  Later, Virginia worked for 18 years as an Audio-Vision Technician testing children in schools throughout DuPage County.

Virginia always enjoyed life, loved animals and appreciated the natural beauty around her.  She liked to travel, play the piano, sing old songs, read poetry and be with her family.

Memorials to Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, Utah 84741-5000 would be appreciated.