Year: 2018

Betty Jean Cellitti

Betty Jean Cellitti, nee Stephens, age 90, longtime resident of Hinsdale passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Christmas Day. Betty was well known for being an exceptionally loving, patient, caring mother and grandmother. Betty’s children and grandchildren

Filomena M. Stellato

Filomena M. Stellato, nee Marchese, age 91, Native of Italy, emigrated in 1955 with her husband and children and settled in Chicago, and later Elmhurst for 35 years; beloved wife of the late Domenico; loving mother of Gary Stellato and

Maureen Liston

Maureen Liston, nee Delaney, Native of Co. Laois, Ireland; longtime resident of Elmhurst, formerly of Berkeley; beloved wife of the late Patrick J.; loving mother of Patrick , Brian (Molly), Barbara (Larry) Chizewski, Maureen (J.J.) Dwyer and Noel (Maureen); proud

Charles A. “Chuck” Goding

Charles A. “Chuck” Goding, age 84, longtime resident of Elmhurst, currently of Lombard, Longtime Director of Corporate Communications for Nalco Chemical Company, former President of the Oak Brook Association of Commerce and Industry; founding director of Training, Inc., a training

Bridget O’Neill

Bridget O’Neill, nee Quigley, age 88, Native of Co. Tipperary, Ireland; beloved wife of Larry for over 56 years; loving mother of Gerry; dear sister of Sr. Stephanie Quigley and Margaret (Roy) Fox and the late John Joe (the late

Ralph R. Szwedo

Ralph R. Szwedo, of Glen Ellyn, formerly of Lombard; beloved husband of Laurene, neeTullio, for over 50 years; wonderful father of Robert (Michelle) and the late Joseph; proud grandfather of Michael; cherished son of the late Joseph and the late

Edward P. “Ed” Burkes

Edward P. “Ed” Burkes, age 63, owner Burkes Maintenance; beloved husband for 40 years of Peggy, nee Doyle; loving father of Cindy (Sean) Gritzman, Kelly (Zack) Fromm and Kim (Jason) Schaffer; proud grandfather of Brianna, Colin, Logan and McKenna Gritzman,

Brian M. Duffy

Brian M. Duffy, age 42, of Tinley Park, member of Pipefitters Union Local 597; cherished son of Patrick and Monica, nee Brown; loving brother of Patrick Duffy, Jr. and Melissa (Timothy) Lubbe; dear uncle of Joseph and Sarah Lubbe; fond

Frank E. Petrozza

Frank E. Petrozza, age 95 of Elmhurst, Army Staff Sargent WWII with service in the 38th Calvary Reconnaissance Unit, Purple Heart Recipient for service in France; beloved husband of the late Tina, nee Dagastaro; loving father of Maureen (Anthony) Bernot

Silvana L. Swiatek

Silvana L. Swiatek Mass of Christian Burial : Monday, December 10, 2018, 11:00 a.m. at Visitation Catholic Church, 779 South York Road, (At Madison), Elmhurst.

David G. Murison

David G. Murison, age 82, resident of Port Charlotte, FL; ;formerly of Elmhurst and Addison; Retired employee at International Harvester with 30 years of service; member SAE; beloved husband of Darlene, nee Uher; loving father of David M., DDS, Randy

Kathleen M. Smith

Kathleen M. Smith, nee Diamond, age 68 passed away at her home in Elmhurst; beloved wife of James W. for over 47 years; loving mother of Michelle Lynn (Pete) Hanssel and Kimberly Ann (Robert Jr.) Bozek; wonderful Grandmother “NaNa” of

Diane M. Tatarowicz

Diane M. Tatarowicz, age 75, resident of Clermont, FL., formerly of Elmhurst, IL. Beloved wife of the late Claude; loving mother of Ann; cherished daughter of the late Joseph Pelikan and the late Zita, nee Hofer; fond sister of Caryll

Carmen Giron

Carmen Giron, nee Caballero, age 82, of Melrose Park, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at her daughter’s home; beloved companion of Paul Prause for 35 years; loving mother of Leslie (Jeffrey) Webb, Edwin (Judy) Giron and Betsy (Adrian

Patricia A. Krueger

Patricia A. Krueger, nee Prost, age 88, of Elmhurst, beloved wife of George R. for over 66 years; loving mother of Linda (David) Strohm, Michael (Jill), Thomas (Janet), Timothy (Mary), Robert, Patricia (Dennis) Lisauskas, Terrance (Lori) and Kevin (Bonnie) Krueger;

George A. Northam

George A. Northam, age 84, resident of Park Place of Elmhurst; longtime member of the American Bonanza Society and the Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 101; beloved husband of the late Rosemary, nee Ruge; loving father of Ellen; dear brother of

David G. Plummer

David G. Plummer, age 78, was a longtime resident of both Elmhurst, IL and Naples, FL. Dave was the retired President of Elmhurst Federal Saving Bank and an active member of the Lions Club for over 25 years. He was

Carlos G. Trujillo

Carlos G. Trujillo Visitation : Sunday, November 11, 2018, 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home Funeral Service : Sunday, November 11, 2018, 2:00 p.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home Interment : Private

Gregory S. Luczak

Gregory S. Luczak, age 66, passed away suddenly, formerly of Elmhurst, currently of Oak Brook; president of the firm G.S. Luczak, CPA; member Kiwanis Club of Elmhurst and Forest Glen Board of Trustees; beloved husband of Mary Anne, nee Boffa;

Mary I. Collis

Mary I. Collis, beloved wife of Richard; loving mother of Richard, III (Teresa) and Lisa C. (Michael) Herbold; proud grandmother of Stephanie, Richard, IV and Aleia; dear sister of Hector (Arlene) and the late Naomi (Richard) Rylewicz. Funeral services and

Judy Lynn Cler

Judy Lynn Cler, nee Just, age 79, resident of Bensenville, longtime model for consumer shows and clothing retailers, former realtor with Prairie Path Realtors, Elmhurst; loving mother of Bob (Donna) and Jeff Cler; proud grandmother of Shelly and Jenna Cler;

Elaine M. Caselli

Elaine M. Caselli, age 75, of Lombard, member of Prayer Shawl Ministry at Christ the King Catholic Parish; beloved wife of Rudy for over 56 years; loving mother of Eugene and John Caselli and Angel (Michael) Leciejewski; proud grandmother of

Catherine M. “Katie” Weppner

Catherine M. “Katie” Weppner, RN-BSN, age 44, of Elmhurst, a wonderful woman and dedicated nurse that will be greatly missed; cherished daughter of Jim and Cathy, nee Wagner; beloved sister of Bob (Karen) Weppner, Brian (Kim) Weppner, and Kevin (Rosie)

Thomas C. Russell

Thomas C. Russell, age 84, of Elmhurst, formerly of Joliet, Veteran of USAF, Graduate of Joliet Catholic High School, Class of 1952 and University of Notre Dame Class of 1956, member Knights of Columbus, Fr. McDonald Council and lifelong White

Frank J. Pochop

Frank J. Pochop, age 62, passed away suddenly, longtime employee of School District 89, beloved husband of Joell J., nee Passarella; proud dad of Jacqueline and Nicolette; loving brother of Susan and Rich Pochop; dear son of the late Frank

Jacquelyn L. “Jackie” Haddad

Jacquelyn L. “Jackie” Haddad, nee Rashid, age 76, resident of Elmhurst, Past President Elmhurst Women’s Club, Founder and Past President of ECAF, member Elmhurst Senior Commission, recipient of Junior Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award, Past President York Township Republican

William P. Grossklas

William P. Grossklas, Sr., age 76. Devoted husband of Esther; dear father of Katherine (Nick), Laura (Ken), Joan (Rob), Maria, Esther (Nick), Sharon, William (Danielle), Dennis (Tauni), and Jonathan (Charlotte); loving grandfather of 23; fond brother of Mary Anne Boehm;

Brian Michael Dvorsky

Brian Michael Dvorsky, age 22, passed away suddenly, Graduate of DePaul University and West Aurora High School; beloved son of Michael and Julie, nee Bodmer; devoted brother of Meagan; loving nephew of Christine Bodmer, Laura Mack, Linda (Phil) Hendricks, Andrea

Henrietta R. Blasz

Henrietta R. Blasz, age 106, longtime resident of Franklin Park, beloved wife of the late John; loving mother of the late Eugene; preceded in death by 4 girls and 7 brothers. Services and Interment Private. Arrangements handled by Gibbons Funeral

Donald C. Johnson

Donald C. Johnson, age 93, Army Veteran of WWII, lifetime resident of Elmhurst; member Teamsters Local #673, former redi mix truck driver with Elmhurst Chicago Stone, broker and owner Irwin Hoeopner Trucking, former employee with York Township Highway Department for

Leroy “Roy” W. Bragg

Leroy “Roy” W. Bragg, age 88, of Elmhurst, Navy Veteran of the Korean War; retired employee of Sears Roebuck and Co. with 29 years of service; beloved husband of Billie L., nee Boorman; loving father of Lisa (Kevin) Wiese and

Pamela E. Laudati

Pamela E. Laudati, nee Petry, age 75, of Elmhurst; beloved wife of Dante for over 37 years; loving mother of Christopher Peterson; dear sister of the late Donald (the late Patricia) Petry; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation

Beatrice T. Zabloudil

Beatrice T. Zabloudil, nee Hennek, age 91, of Elmhurst, member Visitation Catholic Church Choir; beloved wife of Joseph; loving mother of Susan (Stephen) Bradley, Mary Clare (Quentin) Sullivan and David Zabloudil; proud grandmother of Ryan (Apryl) Bradley, Jack, Kyle, Matthew

John Kotowski

John Kotowski, age 91, of Oak Brook, IL, Army Veteran, member of the Bellwood Moose Lodge, #777 and IBEW Local 134 for over 50 years; beloved husband of Mary H. Zurek; loving father of Jane M. (Jose) Luis, Linda A.

Tracy Bafundo-Manning

Tracy Bafundo-Manning Visitation : Sunday, September 30, 2018, 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York Road, Elmhurst Funeral Service : Sunday, September 30, 2018, 5:00 p.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York Road, Elmhurst Interment :

Marci H. Bradley

Marci H. Bradley, nee Bidinger, age 38, of Chicago, beloved wife of Mathew, loving mother of Blair, step-mother of Samantha, dear sister of Kate and Bradley (Natalie) Bidinger, cherished daughter of Nora (Dave) Houser, David Bidinger, and daughter-in-law of Jo

Jerome L. Pizzotti

Jerome L. Pizzotti, age 81, longtime resident of Lombard, retired employee with Allied Van Lines, member Knights of Columbus, active volunteer at Christ the King Parish, Lombard as a former Parish Council member, food pantry worker, Eucharistic Minister and Lector;

Ileen Rubinstein

Ileen Rubinstein, nee Jacobson, age 94 of Elmhurst, board member of the League of Women Voters for over 40 years and member of the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Western Suburbs; loving wife of the late Morris Rubinstein; cherished

Mary Catherine Kelley

Mary Catherine Kelley, nee Tobin, longtime resident of Evergreen Park and parishoner at St. John Fisher Catholic Church, beloved wife of the late Edwin V. Kelley for over 61 years; loving mother of Paul (the late Lily), Neil (Diane), Tom

Fred J. Bero, Jr.

Fred J. Bero, Jr., age 96, native of Chicago, resident of Berkeley since 1963, member of Saint Domitilla Catholic Parish; beloved husband of the late Marion E. , nee Dwyer; loving father of Eileen (Dean) Gray, Mary Therese (Joseph) Anselmo,