Current Services

Patricia M. Meyer  -  84
  Wed. Mar. 15/Thurs. Mar 16, 2017
Visitation for Patricia M. Meyer, 84, of Elk Grove Village, will be held Wednesday, March 15th from 3 - 9 p.m. Chapel Service Thursday, March 16th at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Arlington Heights.
Allan H. Romberg  -  76
  Friday, March 10, 2017
Allan H. Romberg, 76, a resident of Elk Grove Village, IL. for 7 years. Born in Hannibal, MO., he passed away at Arden Courts of Elk Grove on March 5, 2017. He was a retired salesman. Allan was the beloved husband of Dorothy E. (nee Briscoe) for 47 years; loving father of Lauren R. Emme, Stephen (Laura) Romberg, and Nancy K. (Stephen) Mueller; devoted son of the late Henry and the late Verna (nee Hemmann); dear brother of David Romberg, and Gayle (Kim) Eggerstadt; and cherished grandfather of Sara, Megan, A.J., Erin, and Keri. Family and friends will gather at Grand View Funeral Home, 11116 Hwy 61 in Hannibal on Friday, March 10 at 11 a.m. for a brief visitation. Committal will follow at Grand View Burial Park at noon. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation at
Gerald F. McAvoy  -  76
  Thursday, March 9, 2017
Gerald F. McAvoy, 76, of Mt. Prospect for 48 years passed away March 2, 2017. Gerald was Founder and President of McAvoy Bros. Plumbing of Chicago for 30 years, a Vietnam Navy Veteran (SeaBees), member of the VFW-Park Ridge, Loyal Order of the Moose-Portage Park, and of Local 130-Chicago. Beloved husband of Sandra (nee Giovannoni) for 53 years; loving father of Susan L. McAvoy, and Gerald M. (Elishah) McAvoy; dear brother of Daniel (the late Jan), the late Elaine (the late Eddie) Kaczmarczyk, the late Raymond (the late Roslynn), and the late James (Alice) McAvoy; and cherished grandfather of Michael David McAvoy. Visitation Thursday, March 9, from 3 to 9 p.m. with a chapel service at 7:30 p.m. at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions to St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital, appreciated.
Virginia C. Keenan
  Friday, March 10
Virginia was a 58-year resident of Elk Grove Village, and served as the volunteer secretary to Sister Monica, the principal at Queen of the Rosary School, for many years in the 1960s. She then worked as a principal's secretary in School District 59, serving at Ridge School and Clearmont School in Elk Grove before finishing her career at Forest View Elementary School, in Mt. Prospect. Virginia also served as a volunteer for the Elk Grove Food Pantry for several years. A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, March 10, at 11:30 a.m. at Queen of the Rosary Church, 750 W. Elk Grove Boulevard, Elk Grove Village. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery in Palatine, where family and friends are asked to gather at the main office.
Ellen R. Meeks
  Services Private
Ellen R. Meeks (nee Larson), 80, of Elk Grove Village passed away on February 19, 2017 at Alexian Brothers Hospice. Beloved wife of Carl Meeks for 57 years; loving mother of Lori (Chris) Panfil, Julie (Scott) Graham, Barbara (Brian) Griffith, Anne (Phil) Davis; cherished grandmother of Jennifer, Kelly, Victor, Dean, Elizabeth, Cory and Derek; great grandmother of Gavin. Her family meant the world to her. She enjoyed movies, reading, cooking, crossword puzzles, travel, museums and estate sales. Ellen was a long-time Elk Grove Village employee with both the Police and Fire Departments. Private Services will be held at Grove Memorial Chapel. Inurnment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.
Edward F. Umbricht
  Mass on Saturday, February 25 at 11:30 a.m.
Edward F. Umbricht, 80, of Elk Grove Village for 50 years, passed away February 20, 2017 at Alexian Brothers Medical Center. He was an usher at St. Julian Eymard Church. Edward was the beloved husband of Genevieve M. (nee Stack) for 55 years; loving father of Steven E. Umbricht, Lynn M. (Brian) Carroll, and Debra A. (Michael) Tenny; dear brother of Russell (Marcy) Umbricht; and cherished grandfather of Christopher, Steven, Kaleigh, Nicholas, and Matthew; dear brother in law, uncle, and loving friend to many. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, February 25, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Julian Eymard Church, 601 Biesterfield Rd., Elk Grove Village. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hosp., are appreciated. For more info: 847-640-0566 or
Robert W. Burgos
  Friday February 17, 2017
Robert W. Burgos, 85, of Elk Grove Village for 49 years formerly of Detroit, MI.  Born in Detroit he passed away February 13, 2017.  Robert was an Air Force Vet of the Korean War and a salesman for the automotive division at UTC.  Beloved husband of the late LaDonna nee. Myers for 51 years.  Loving father of Roger (Terri) Burgos, Ronald Burgos and Nancy (Paul) Jendrycki; cherished grandfather of Justin, Brandon, Sarah, Mark, Parker, Paige and great grandfather of Bradley, Camden, Lilianna and Avianna.  A private chapel service will be held at the funeral home and interment at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery – Oakbrook Terrace.
Patricia C. Szostak
  Sunday Feb. 19/Monday Feb. 20
Patricia C. Szostak nee Egelski, 65, of Elk Grove Village for 38 years. Patricia passed away Feb. 16, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Jerry Szostak for 40 years; loving mother of Monica (Scott) Obergfell and Peter Szostak; cherished grandmother of Greyson; dear sister of Nancy Senerchia, Jim (Barb) Egelski, Judy (Mike) Mills and sister in law of Sharon (Dan) Fary. Patricia leaves many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation Sunday Feb. 19 from 3-9pm at Grove Memorial Chapel 1199 S. Arlington Hts. Rd. Elk Grove Village. Chapel prayers Monday 9:30am followed by a 10am Mass at Queen of the Rosary Church. Interment St. Michael Cemetery - Palatine. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association
John J. Buffo  -  98
  Thursday, February 16
John J. Buffo, 98, a longtime resident of Elk Grove Village passed away February 14, 2017. “Papa” was an avid Blackhawks and Packers fan who will be remembered for his easygoing personality and gentle smile. He was the beloved husband of the late Anna (nee Cottonaro, 1996) for 57 years; loving father of the late Jennie Lee Stompanato (1988); dear grandfather of Frank (Louise), and Carole Stompanato; cherished great grandfather of Frankie, Sara Stompanato, Monika, Jennifer Ziemann; honorary “Papa” to Sophie and Henry Lichner; and devoted brother of Madeline Berg. Family and friends will gather Thursday, Feb. 16 at St. Julian Eymard Church, 601 Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove Village for 11 a.m. Mass. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Alexian Brothers Hospice Residence are appreciated.
Thomas Lee Szarzynski  -  82
Thomas Lee Szarzynski, 82, a resident of Emerald Village in Schaumburg. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, passed away February 10, 2017. Tom was the beloved husband of the late Patricia (nee Stokes, 2012) for 56 years. Tom and Pat met in the Air Force while serving their country. He was the loving father of Thomas (Annita), Bonnie (Jim) McIsaac, William (Debbie), Mark (Debbie), Paul (Monette), James (Marion), Tara (Jack) Demkovich, David (Christine), and Douglas; and cherished grandfather and great grandfather of many. Visitation Sunday, February 12 from 1 p.m. until the time of service at 4 p.m. at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Alexian Brothers Hospital or Hospice, in memory of Tom, are appreciated.
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