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Edward "Art" Palumbo
6/20/2019

Edward “Art” Palumbo, 91 years of age, at rest June 20, 2019.  Loving companion of Judith Simon for 34 years.  Father figure of Todd (Sarah) Hepp and Amanda (Jason) Konder.  “Poppie” of Ava, Nina, Charlie, Harrison and Will. 

As gracious as he was generous, Art Palumbo, a Duke University graduate, has said he had received far more than he had given.  In recognition of his generosity and loyal support, the Duke School of Medicine has inducted Art Palumbo into the Pinnacle Society. 

His philanthropic support of Duke University included The Leonard Palumbo Faculty Achievement Award Endowment Fund, in honor of his brother, Dr. Leonard Palumbo, Jr., established in 1999.  The Palumbo Family Medical Scholarship Fund that was established in 2009.  Art also made an extraordinarily generous gift to Duke University’s Department of Pediatrics supporting research on Batten Disease.  He received special recognition from Duke University in 2006 by having the McGovern Davison Children’s Health Center renamed the Arena-Palumbo Research and Education Center.  He will be receiving the Honorary Alumnus Award from The Medical Alumni Association of the School of Medicine on November 7, 2019.

Visitation is Sunday, June 23rd from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Adolf Funeral Home, Ltd., 7000 S. Madison St., Willowbrook.  Services are Monday, June 24, 2019 at 10:00 am.  Interment Bronswood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of Art to Duke Children’s at www.gifts.duke.edu/dch or Duke Children’s Development, ATTN: Danielle Nolen, 710 W. Main St., Suite 200, Durham, NC  27701.

Admired by many, friend to all.  Info at 630-325-2300 or www.adolfservices.com.

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Leonard Frederick Burger
6/13/2019

Leonard Frederick Burger, age 79, U.S. Army Veteran, at rest June 13, 2019. Loving husband of Christine Marie Burger (nee: Paganelli) for 46 years. Cherished brother-in-law of Carol (John) Gilbert, Vicki (Tim) Vojak and Bill (Dawn) Paganelli. Dear uncle of many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Len was preceded in death by his parents Frederick and Mary Ann Burger (nee: Trupia) and his brother Frederick “Ricky” Burger. Len was a Business Systems Installation Technician for Illinois Bell – Oak Brook, IL and retired after 35 years of service. He enjoyed his memberships in the Royal Palm Yacht Club, Southwest Florida Yacht Club and IBEW Local 336.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to: Golisano Children’s Hospital of SWFL,  c/o Melody Desilets,                        9981 S. HealthPark Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908. On your check payable to: Golisano Children’s Hospital of SWFL, please note in the memo section: In Memory of Mr. Leonard F. Burger.

Visitation Monday June 24th from 3 to 9 pm at  Adolf Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ltd.                    7000 S. Madison Street, Willowbrook. Funeral service Tuesday June 25th 10:30 am at the funeral home. Entombment: Queen of Heaven Cemetery – Christ The King Mausoleum.  Information: 630-325-2300 or adolfservices.com

 

 

 

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Joseph L. Monti
6/8/2019

Joseph L. Monti, 81, of Oak Park and formerly of Cicero and Berwyn, died on June 8, 2019.

Mr. Monti was the husband of nearly 57 years of Mary M. Monti (nee Stanford) and the father of Joseph (Brenda), David (Brenda), and the late Amy Monti.  He was also the proud grandfather of Isabel, Peter, Aaron, and Alyssa.

Born on October 12, 1937, he was the son of Joseph (deceased) and Katherine (deceased, nee Marfia).  Legally blind for most of his life, Mr. Monti was a high school science and math teacher for 34 years at DeLaSalle Institute in Chicago, at which he was also a successful chess coach.  He earned a B.S. in Physics from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a M.A. in Education from DePaul University.

Mr. Monti was a composer, pianist, and singer who loved antiquing and traveling the world with his wife.  He was an animal and nature lover, enjoyed going to movies, operas, and orchestral performances, and was an avid fan of all of Chicago’s sport teams.  He was active in the two churches of his adult life (St. Christopher’s of Oak Park and St. Michael’s of Berwyn), serving both parishes as warden on the vestry and as a stewardship leader.  He also was an officer of the Illinois chapter of the National Federation of the Blind.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (luriechildrens.org), the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind (chicagolighthouse.org/donate), or the National Federation of the Blind (nfb.org).

Visitation is on Wednesday, June 19th from 3 to 9 p.m. at Adolf Funeral Home, 2921 S. Harlem Avenue in Berwyn. The funeral will be Thursday, June 20th at 10 a.m. at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 545 S. East Avenue in Oak Park, followed by interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, 4101 S. Oak Park Avenue, Stickney.

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Mary M. Monti
6/16/2019

Mary M. Monti, 76, of Oak Park and formerly of Cicero and Berwyn, died on June 16, 2019.

Mrs. Monti (nee Stanford) was the wife of nearly 57 years of Joseph L. Monti (deceased) and the mother of Joseph (Brenda), David (Brenda), and the late Amy Monti.  She was also the proud grandmother of Isabel, Peter, Aaron, and Alyssa.

Born on April 24, 1943, she was the daughter of Lyle (deceased) and Eunice (deceased) and the stepdaughter of Virginia Stanford (deceased).  Mrs. Monti had one sister (Lyla) one half-sister (Eunice) two step sisters (Karen and Jackie) and four step brothers (Allan, Curt, Steve, and Tom).  She was the aunt of numerous nieces and nephews and was the godmother of Lyla Marie Rodriguez.

Mrs. Monti was born in Washington D.C. and lived in several states before moving from Madison, Wisconsin to Chicago when she was in early high school.  She was a professionally trained ballet dancer who danced for the Illinois Ballet Company under Richard Ellis and Christine Du Boulay in the late 1950s and early 1960s.  She taught dance in Evanston before opening her own dance studio in Cicero in the early 70s.  After the death of her daughter, Mrs. Monti returned to school to first become a nurses’ aide and then a registered nurse.  She worked as a pediatric nurse for over 20 years at Loretto Hospital, the University of Illinois Pediatrics Clinic, and La Rabida Children’s Hospital, all in Chicago.

Mrs. Monti loved antiquing and traveling the world with her husband.  She was an avid reader and pet lover, who enjoyed going to musicals, operas, orchestral, and dance performances.  She was also active in the two churches of her adult life (St. Christopher’s of Oak Park and St. Michael’s of Berwyn), serving both parishes as a stewardship leader.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (https://www.luriechildrens.org/) or the Southern Poverty Law Center (https://www.splcenter.org/)

Visitation is on Wednesday, June 19th from 3 to 9 p.m. at Adolf Funeral Home, 2921 S. Harlem Avenue in Berwyn. The funeral will be Thursday, June 20th at 10 a.m. at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 545 S. East Avenue in Oak Park.  Final resting place at St. Christopher Episcopal Church Columbarium.

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David Staranowicz
6/9/2019

David Staranowicz passed away on June 9, 2019. Loving husband of Diane, beloved father of Anne and Jill. Stepfather of Joseph, Maria and Dominic Biondolillo. Caring grandfather and great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his brothers Robert and William Lucas. A visitation will be held Wednesday, June 12, from 3-9pm at Adolf Funeral Home Berwyn, 2921 South Harlem Avenue, Berwyn, IL 60402. Family and friends will gather Thursday, June 13th for a 10 AM funeral mass at Saint Pius X Church, 4314 Oak Park Ave, Berwyn, IL 60402, interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery Justice. 

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Darleen Blum
6/2/2019

Darleen Blum 

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Daniel Gurtner
6/1/2019

Daniel “Danny” Gurtner passed away at the age of 63. He is the loving husband of Trish nee, Piwowar. Devoted son of the late Paul and late Elaine. Dear son-in-law of Florence Piwowar. Dear brother of Karen (Jim) Martin and Tim (Daneen) Gurtner. Dearest brother-in-law of Pamela (Terry), Peter (Pam) and Paul (Donna). Dear uncle of Nicole, Jimmy,  Michael, Paul, Melissa, Heidi, Krystle, Gabrielle and Danny. Great uncle to Myles. Visitation for Danny Gurtner will be on Friday, June 7th from 3 to 9 p.m. at The Adolf Funeral Home located at 7000 S. Madison St, Willowbrook, IL 60527. Funeral Saturday, June 8th, at 9:15 a.m. at The Adolf Funeral Home, to Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 701 Plainfield Rd, Darien, IL 60561, for 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, IL. For more information call 630-325-2300 or visit AdolfServices.com

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Anthony "Tony" J. Segretto
5/30/2019

Anthony  “Tony”  J. Segretto, age 94, WWII Army Veteran, at rest May 30, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Clara Rose Segretto for 62 years. Loving father of Salvatore (Susan) Segretto, Anthony (Laura) Segretto and the late Joseph Segretto. Devoted grandfather of Anthony, Michael (Nicole), Sean (Allie), Stephanie (Andre), Nicholas and Christopher Segretto. Cherished great-grandfather of 3.

Dear brother of Victoria, Grace and the late James, Clara and Rose. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Tony was a proud Teamster Union Steward, he worked for Air Express International and retired after over 40 years of dedicated service. Visitation Wednesday June 5th from 9:00 am until time of Mass 10:00 am at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church 306 W. Fourth Street, Hinsdale.

Entombment: Queen of Heaven Cemetery – Christ The King Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to www.woundedwarriorproject.org would be appreciated. Service information: Adolf Funeral Home – Willowbrook. 630-325-2300 or adolfservices.com

 

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Emigdio Torres
5/28/2019

Emigdio Torres

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Robert R. Lenzi
5/26/2019

Robert R. Lenzi, age 90, at rest May 26, 2019. U. S. Air Force Korean War Veteran. Beloved husband of Joyce A. Lenzi (nee: Tintera) for 61 years. Loving father of Timothy Lenzi, Elizabeth Sanford and the late Robert A. Lenzi. Devoted grandfather of Robert and Katherine Sanford and Anthony and Michael Lenzi. Visitation Thursday May 30th from 3:00 to 8:00 pm at Adolf Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ltd. 7000 S. Madison Street, Willowbrook. Private family service and interment on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Shriners Hospitals for Children  (www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org) or      St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital  (www.stjude.org)  would be appreciated.                                      Information: 630-325-2300 or adolfservices.com

 

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