Obituaries

James P. McDonald, 57

James P. McDonald, 57

James P. McDonald, of Elmhurst, passed away March 10, 2022, at the age of 57.  He was born October 24, 1964 in Framingham, Mass.  Jim graduated with a B.S. from Quincy College in 1987; the University of Illinois in 1989 with a Masters of Neuroscience and the University of Illinois-Chicago […]

 
 

Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—March 10

THERESA CIARDIELLO Theresa Ciardiello, née Pedato, age 93, of Lombard, for 65 years, passed away on February 27, 2022. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Ciardiello; loving mother of Robert (Susan) Ciardiello of Carol Stream, Irene Ciardiello of Wood Dale, Michael (Mary) Ciardiello of Villa Park, Mary […]

 
 

J. Edward “Ed” Shea, 77

J. Edward “Ed” Shea, 77

J. Edward “Ed” Shea, of Elmhurst, died December 27, 2021 after a short illness. He was 77 years old. Born in New Jersey, longtime resident of Elmhurst and since 2021, Park Place of Elmhurst. Survived by wife of 52 years, Cathy Beahan Shea; children Kate Shea of California and Kevin […]

 
 

Jan O. Grillos, 79

Jan O. Grillos, 79

Jan O. Grillos, a longtime resident of Elmhurst, formerly of Denver, passed away March 2, at the age of 79. Jan’s career included serving as a systems programmer for United and Frontier Airlines, sales executive for several technology companies, and as a financial intermediary for privately held businesses. He was […]

 
 

Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—March 3

VIRGINIA ARNOLD Virginia (Ginger) Arnold, nee Gatlin, age 77, of Lombard, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2022, at her home. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home. Info: www.brustfuneralhome.com or 888-629-0094. THERESA CIARDIELLO Theresa Ciardiello, age 93, of Lombard, died Feb.27, 2022. Arrangements are pending […]

 
 

Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—February 24

SHARON ANN PIKE Sharon Ann Pike, 61, of Middletown, Indiana, passed away February 14, 2022. She was born July 23, 1960, in Elmhurst, to the late Donald and Luella (Haskin) Marron. Sharon was a 1978 graduate of Willowbrook High School, Villa Park. She married Daniel T. Pike, September 24, 1980, […]

 
 

A petal drops from Elmhurst’s flower; Mary Eleanor Wall passes away at 92

Lives well-lived
Pictured here are Mary Eleanor and James Wall in their later years of life, which they spent at Park Place in Elmhurst.

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Long-time Elmhurst resident Mary Eleanor Kidder Wall passed away on Monday, Feb. 21 at the age of 92. She was born in Monroe, Mich., in 1930 to Ralph Wyman Kidder and Neva Springer Kidder. She attended public schools in Florida where her father […]

 
 

Steven W. Bussa, 61

Steven W. Bussa, 61

Services Saturday Steven W. Bussa passed away Feb. 13, 2022 at the age of 61. He was born March 1, 1960 in Elmhurst to the late Wayne and Dolores Bussa. Steve is survived by his wife of 33 years, Corinne; children, Josh (Kellie), Alex and Amy; grandchildren Hank and Hannah; […]

 
 

Sharon Ann Pike, 61

Sharon Ann Pike, 61

Sharon Ann Pike, of Middletown, Ind., passed away Feb. 14, 2022 at the age of 61. She was born July 23, 1960 in Elmhurst to the late Donald and Luella (Haskin) Marron. Sharon was a 1978 graduate of Willowbrook High School, Villa Park. She married Daniel T. Pike on Sept. […]

 
 

Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—February 17

ROSEMARIE ANDERSON Rosemarie Anderson (née Albers), age 97, of Lombard (formerly Villa Park), passed away on 1/31/2022. Beloved wife and best friend for 64 wonderful years of the late Richard J.; dear mother of William (Susan), Brian (Cynthia), and Craig (Francine). Loving grandmother of seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Fond […]