Lance M. Adeszko

Lance M. Adeszko, of Elmhurst, active member at Christ Church of Oak Brook, former employee of Hearst Magazines, Disney, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, Gannett and Fast Company; dear father of Katherine and Olivia Adeszko; loving brother of Candia (John) Rosewell, Roland (Nancy), Joy (Bill) Murmann and Mark (Kendra); fond uncle, great-uncle and great-great uncle of many. Visitation Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York Road, (½ mile North of Saint Charles Road), Elmhurst. Friends and family will meet for a Funeral Service, Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. at Christ Church of Oak Brook, 501 Oak Brook Road, (Corner of York and 31st Street), Oak Brook. Private Interment Maryhill Catholic Cemetery, Niles. For funeral information please call 630-832-0018 or

Memorial Service Program





3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Gibbons Funeral Home
134 South York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126






9:30 a.m. at
Christ Church of Oak Brook
501 Oak Brook Road
Oak Brook, IL





Private Family Entombment
Maryhill Catholic Cemetery
Niles, Illinois


17 comments on “Lance M. Adeszko
  1. John Jevitz says:

    I am so sorry. Lance was a good man, father and friend. God bless him and his family.

  2. Peg huson says:

    George and I are saddened at the news of Lance, but are heartened to know he is enjoying eternal life with Mom and Dad and Phil. We have notified all the Wisner families in Colorado, Florida and North Carolina. They send their condolences and prayers to you all at this time. Peg and George Huson

  3. David Manchee says:

    My deepest condolences. Lance is a friend who will be missed but remembered for a quick laugh, a witty come-back and an unending willingness to give support when ever needed. I share comforting thoughts by Elizabeth Ammons in his memory.
    You can shed tears because they are gone, or you can smile because they lived. You can close your eyes and pray they will come back, or you can open your eyes and see all that they left for you. Your heart can be empty because you can’t see them, or you can be full of the love you shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. You can remember only they are gone, or you can cherish their memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your mind and feel empty, or you can do what they would want. Smile, Open your heart, Love…and go on.

  4. Kim Johnson Safran says:

    Dear Katherine + Olivia – I worked with your Dad many years ago, but we always stayed in touch and swapped funny work stories. He was smart, kind, funny and thoughtful. I’m so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.

  5. Dave Burda says:

    RIP Lanciotti! The memories and stories will live forever. Burds.

  6. Mark Rosenbaum says:

    I just learned of Lance’s passing. We met at LA Fitness. I knew his brother Mark from the business. Lance was a really good guy. Very deep and caring. We spoke of his daughters often. Lance Rest In Peace. You will be missed.

  7. Dan Johnson says:

    There are no adequate words to convey our deep sorrow at the loss of Lance. He was remarkable in so many ways and God called him home far to soon. We celebrate his life with you and know our Redeemer’s grace will heal our broken hearts.
    Love Dan & Deb Johnson Family

  8. Roberta Ward says:

    So sorry to hear about Lance passing. He was such a good soul. I loved the time we were able to spend together as kids with my mother and Uncle Chet and Aunt Helen. I will try to make it tomorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you always!

  9. Eve Jones says:

    Our thoughts and Prayers are with the whole family.

    Adam & Eve Jones

  10. Ali Cesario says:

    This is so heartbreaking. I’m sorry for Lance’s family and for us all. He was one of a kind and was truly loved.

  11. Gail Brinkman says:

    My condolences to all of those who knew and loved Lance, especially his daughters, who he absolutely adored. This is heartbreaking news that will take some time to process. I’m thankful for the good times we had during our Tribune years and the occasional visits later on. We’ve all lost a truly good man.

  12. Donna Stokley says:

    My deepest condolences to all who knew Lance.

    Lance was one of the best ones. He was a caring friend – he genuinely cared. He always looked out for the people around him.

    Lance was the best co-worker you can have. He always went the extra mile and had your back. He made work fun.

    I always appreciated the way Lance stayed in touch – despite distance. Constantly checking in to keep the connection going.

    I wish I could be there to pay my respects in person and celebrate his wonderful life.

    Sending hugs to his family and friends.

  13. Ginger Lynn Brooks says:

    we where so sad to get the call, but grateful to of been notified. Lance was a very loyal customer of A Shear Encounter for many years, through many stylist. a true man of integrity that loved his family deep. he will surly be missed by many.

  14. Randy Novak says:

    I am devastated by Lance’s passing. He was like a brother to me. We shared so many great times and conversations over the years. I just spoke to him a few weeks ago.

  15. Tim and Caroline Tess says:

    We are very saddened to hear of Lance’s passing. He lived next door to the home we were rehabbing and would always come over to chat and check out what we were doing. He was a huge help to my husband over the years whenever there were issues at our house. Couldn’t ask for a better friend or nicer person.
    Our condolences to Lance’s family.

  16. Jessica Sanfilippo says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Lance was definitely one of the good guys and could light up a room. I feel blessed to have known & to have worked with him. He will be greatly missed and please accept my deepest condolences. Rest peacefully now Lance. Until we meet again…


    Kate and Livy, you never me me but I know what absolute and pure love your dad had for you. Your dad taught me about being selfless. In this sense he thought the world about you. You were his joy and sadness his absolute greatness accomplishment and he always wanted to do more for you. When I grow up I want to be like him. I wish I had a father like yours. You both were luckier than you’ll ever imagine.

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