THOMAS CHAMBERS
Thomas “Tommy” Richard James Chambers, age 43, of Villa Park. Dear son of Thomas and Maria Chambers; beloved brother of Josh (Erin) Chambers; devoted uncle of Barrett Chambers; fond grandson of the late Thomas D. (Phyllis A.) Chambers and the late Antonio Pasquale (the late Maria Pasquelina) DeSiato; cousin and nephew of many.
Member of Ironworkers Local 66 and officer in DSI Spaceframes. He will be forever loved and missed.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 22, at Knollcrest Funeral Home. Interment Elm Lawn Cemetery. Memorials to Ronald McDonald House or American Heart Association are appreciated. For info: 630-932-1500 or www.knollcrest.net.

ANITA A. POHLA
Anita A. Pohla, nee Haaga, age 60, of Lombard, died suddenly July 19 at her home.
All services are private.
Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Visit www.brustfuneralhome.com or call 888-629-0094 for information.

SHIRLEY L. REESE
Shirley L. Reese, age 91, of Elmhurst, passed away on July 17, 2020, in Elmhurst. She was born in Forest Park, Illinois, on April 17, 1929.
Loving daughter of the late William and Myrtle, nee Hewelt, Reese. Dear sister of Eileen Reese.
Visitation Friday, July 24, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. until time of service 12 noon at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park, IL 60181 Interment to follow at Concordia Cemetery Forest Park.
Due to COVID-19 Restrictions all visitors to the funeral home are required to wear masks and practice social distancing. There is a 50-person limit at any given time in the funeral home as well as the church. We appreciate your cooperation on this matter. Info: Steuerle Funeral Home, 1-630-832-4161.

JACK E. RUDYK
Jack E. Rudyk, age 71, of Lombard since 1983, passed away July 15, 2020.
Family Services will be private.
Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Visit www.brustfuneralhome.com or call 888-629-0094 for information.

RICHARD STRINGINI
A memorial visitation for Richard “Wheeler” Stringini, 65, of Lombard, will be held Saturday, July 25, from 2-5 p.m. at Humes Funeral Home, 320 W. Lake St., Addison (2 Mi. W. of Rt. 83, 2 Mi. E. of Rt. 53). For info, www.HumesFH.com or 630-628-8808.

EUGENE VITALE
Gene L. Vitale of Lombard, passed away Sunday, June 28th, at the age of 92.
He was born in Chicago in 1927 to Donato and Elena (nee Di Pirro) Vitale. Gene is survived by his children: Mark (Ruthe) Vitale, Thomas (Linda) Vitale, Catherine (Gary) Ciccola, Christine (Scott) Strack; sister Marianne (John) Leja: grandchildren: Kailey, Steven, Kyle, Angela, Mike, Jake, Luke, Sarah, and Rachel; plus numerous nieces, nephews; dear friends: Janet, Dave, Elaine, Mary, Michael, Greg and Cathy.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Joan, nee Blum; brother Louis; and sisters Louise and Jeannette.
Gene served in the United States Army, stationed in Korea. Upon returning he attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He worked professionally as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator for over 45 years, managing his own studio on N. Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Gene was an acclaimed artist with well over 100 juried awards for his work, along with dozens of paintings in permanent collections, including Amoco-Standard Oil and The Artists’ Guild of Chicago. He was a longtime member of the Oak Park and DuPage Art Leagues, and The Elmhurst Artists’ Guild.
There is nothing Gene loved more than being around family and friends, especially if it included fishing, playing the guitar or cracking corny jokes. His youthful spirit will always be remembered and cherished. Gene had a wonderful gift for bringing humor and laughter to any occasion. He will be forever in our hearts.
Per the family’s request, services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Elmhurst Artists’ Guild would be appreciated (elmhurstartistsguild.org).
Info: www.brustfuneralhome.com.

 

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