Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—December 31

CYNTHIA M. BANE Cynthia M. Bane, “Cyndi”, 77, of Westmont, Illinois, passed away at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Illinois, on December 24, 2020, surrounded by loving family members. She had been diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer in April of this year and faced this foe bravely and with […]


Community Calendar

Welcome to the Elmhurst Independent’s Community Calendar Upcoming events will be published, even if they are virtual and only available online. Please remember to be safe when attending live events by wearing masks, using hand sanitizer and maintaining the proper social distance. If your club or organization is gathering during […]


Robert A. Dewsberry, Jr., 75

Robert A. Dewsberry, Jr., of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 75. Cherished son of the late Ernestine, nee Coyne, and the late Robert A. Dewsberry, Sr.; beloved brother of Barbara (William) Conklin and Mary Ann (the late Vernon) Danielson; loving uncle of Linda Conklin, Karen (Ray) Brindley […]


Ida Marie Gannon, 80

Ida Marie Gannon, 80

Ida Marie Gannon, nee Krause, of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 80. Longtime prolific musician and teacher with experience at Visitation and Immaculate Conception Parishes and Grade Schools, Elmhurst, St. John the Baptist Parish, Winfield; Choir director, ensemble director and active member of “Far From Broadway” events […]


Roberta M. “Bobbie” Sobieraj, 84

Roberta M. “Bobbie” Sobieraj, 84

Roberta M. “Bobbie” Sobieraj, nee Markle, of Elmhurst, formerly of Taylor, Mich., passed away recently at the age of 84; beloved wife of Jerome; loving mother of James (Jacquelyn), Jerome MD (Janet MD), Jeffrey (Carmen), Jane (Gene) Evans and the late infant John; proud grandmother of Julia, Olivia, Stephanie and […]


John M. Considine, 92

John M. Considine, 92

John M. Considine, of Oak Brook, passed away recently at the age of 92. beloved husband of the late Lorraine, nee Leyden; cherished fiancé of Shirley Burnside; loving father of Colleen (Glenn) Canale and Claire Considine and grandfather of Sara Nicholson. John spent his career as an architect designing homes […]


Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—December 24

BERNARD J. CARPENTER Bernard “Bernie” J. Carpenter, 85, of Berkeley, passed away peacefully on Dec. 15, 2020, at Elmhurst Hospital. Funeral Services Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, with 10 a.m. Prayers at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard to St. Domitilla, 4940 Washington St., Hillside, for 11 a.m. Mass. […]


Richard L. Matus, 90

Richard L. Matus, of Elmhurst, passed away on December 16, 2020 at Amita Hospice in Elk Grove Village, at the age of 90.  He was born in Chicago on January 13, 1930 to Leo and Jessie Matuszewski.  Rich graduated from St. Rita H.S. and worked for Trans World Airlines as […]


James Rigitano Jr., 72

James (Jim) Rigitano Jr. passed away on December 10, 2020, from complications related to his battle with COPD. He was born to James and Jean Rigitano on July 11, 1948, in Chicago. Jim married his high school sweetheart, Patricia Ann Rigitano (nee Saviano), and they enjoyed more than 50 years […]


Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—December 17

PETER JOSEPH ABRUZZO Peter Joseph Abruzzo, 81 years old and a longtime resident of Lombard, died Thursday, December 10, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Theresa (nee Cannella), his sister, Ann and sister-in-law, Carol Carpentier. He is survived by his loving family: his wife of […]