August 6, 2014
Obituaries Archives

Roland G. Bermea

Roland G. Bermea, M.D., formerly of Villa Park, died Wednesday, July 30, in Lombard.
Dr. Bermea was the husband of Barbara, whom he married on April 29, 1954; father of Barbara (Peter) Cooper, Michael, Linda (Mark) Beachey, Mark (Michelle) and Jean (Greg) Vasquez; grandfather of nine; and brother of Rosa Gonzalez de Cadena.
Visitation was held Saturday, Aug. 2, at Steuerle Funeral Home 350 S. Ardmore Ave, Villa Park. Interment was private.
Dr. Bermea was born in Rosales, Coahuila, Mexico to Jesus and Esther Bermea. He was a practicing physician for many years, having attended Medical School at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. He was an Intern at Walther Memorial Hospital, Chicago. He was a resident at Augustana Hospital, Chicago.
Dr. Bermea enjoyed family practice for 12 years in Villa Park, and in 1968 he attended Hines V.A. Hospital and became a board certified anesthesiologist. Dr. Bermea was on the staff of Elmhurst Memorial Hospital for 32 years and served as chief of anesthesiology and chief of surgery. He was also a certified acupuncturist and medical hypnotherapist.
Dr. Bermea was a member of the American Medical Association and American Society of Anesthesiologists.
Dr. Bermea retired to Galena and became a member of the Galena Rotary Club. He enjoyed his family and friends, and collected antiques and old cars. With his wife Barbara he traveled for many years to Mexico, Canada and many places in the U.S.; also Spain and other European countries.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to your favorite charity appreciated.
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Susan Lynne DeMeritt

Susan Lynne DeMeritt, 55, of Hanover Park, died Saturday, Aug. 2, in Hanover Park.
A memorial gathering and service will be held today, Aug. 6, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Interment is private.
Mrs. DeMeritt is survived by her husband, Robert “JR”; children, Heather (Joe) Burke, Ashley (Tony) Eng and Alex; three grandchildren; her mother, Marjorie LaBarge; brothers and sisters, Carol Smith, Dennis (Darlene) Wood, Alicia Roberts and John (Ann) LaBarge; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, William LaBarge; and sister, Marjorie K. McCord.
For information, call 888-629-0094—Brust Funeral Home-Villa Park & Lombard Illinois Burial & Cremation Services.

John P. MacDuff

John. P. MacDuff, 88, of Villa Park, passed away on Dec. 30, 2013.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, at Community Congregational Church, 410 S. Cornell, Villa Park.
Mr. MacDuff was the husband of the late Esther V. MacDuff; father of Debbie MacDuff and David (Catherine) MacDuff; and grandfather of two.
Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, 630-832-4161,

Adam M. Maciola

Adam M. Maciola, 96, of Lombard, died Tuesday, July 29, at Lexington Health Care Center, Lombard.
Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 4, from Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, to Mass at St. Pius X Church, Lombard. Interment was held Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood.
Mr. Maciola is survived by his wife of 70 years, Bernice; daughter, Judy Brockmeyer; two grandchildren; and two great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Ralph Brockmeyer.
Mr. Maciola was a veteran, having proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He loved to dance and bowl. He enjoyed going to the movies. Mr. Maciola had been a swimmer as a child with the Union League Boys Club. He was loved by all.

Elaine Naccarato

Elaine Augusta (Mullan) Naccarato, 96, of Lombard, formerly of Hinsdale and Berwyn, passed away on Saturday, July 26, in the Health Care Center at Beacon Hill Retirement Center in Lombard.
Visitation was held on Monday, Aug. 4, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.
Mrs. Naccarato is survived by her children, Teri-Ellen (David), Elise (John) and Owen (Tasha); four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and her niece, Joan (Eugene) Gazzola.
Mrs. Naccarato was born in Chicago and married Frank Naccarato (passed on Nov. 27, 1985) on Dec. 24, 1942. She received her B.A. from Roosevelt University and M.Ed. from Chicago Teachers College. She taught middle school for many years in Berwyn and later kindergarten at Jefferson School (Berwyn).
She was active in volunteer work: Cub Scout den leader for many years, a Girl Scout leader, Sunday school and vacation Bible school leader at the 1st Baptist Church of Berwyn and a volunteer worker for many years at the local Hospital.
She enjoyed playing the piano, going to the opera, painting with oils and was an active member of the DAR.
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Arlene Nason

Arlene Nason, nee Richine, 79, of Lombard, died Monday, Aug.4, at Atria Senior Living, Glen Ellyn.
Visitation and funeral services will be held Sunday, Aug. 10, at First Church of Lombard, 220 S. Main St., Lombard. Interment is private.
Mrs. Nason is survived by her husband, George; daughters, Debra Bacon and Cheryl (Don) Kavanagh; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Don Bacon.
Mrs. Nason was a resident of Lombard for 54 years. She was a graduate of Argo High School and earned her teaching degree from Illinois State. She had taught in the Argo schools.
Mrs. Nason had been a volunteer for PADS. Art and grandchildren were her hobbies.
Memorials to LOVE Christian Clearinghouse, 98 Naperville Road, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514; or the First Church of Lombard, 220 S. Main St., Lombard, IL 60148, would be appreciated.
Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. For information, call 888-629-0094—Brust Funeral Home- Villa Park & Lombard Illinois Burial & Cremation Services.

Traci Lynn Opila

Traci Lynn Opila, nee Campo, of Lombard, 39, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 2.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Aug. 7, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. in Lombard. The “celebration of life” service will be Friday, Aug. 8, at Brust.
Mrs. Opila was the wife of Anthony Richard Opila; mother of Sophia (8), Nora (6) and Clara (3); daughter of Michael and Lynda Campo; and brother of Michael Christopher Campo (Holly); and aunt of Regan.
Mrs. Opila attended Glenbard South High School and Southern Illinois University, where she majored in psychology and was a member of Sigma Kappa. She worked at Lambs Farm in Libertyville as a group counselor and later completed her Realtor license and worked in the Western suburbs.
She was a lifelong, dedicated member of Community Presbyterian Church in Lombard, as well as active in her community, neighborhood and Hammerschmidt School, helping to organize events and volunteering. However, family always came first and she was a wonderful mother and wife as well as a loving friend.
Mrs. Opila had a quick smile and laugh, lots of energy, enthusiasm and courage. She was a beautiful young woman and will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her.

Carrie Schaefer

Carrie Schaefer, nee Fryzlewicz, age 54, of Lombard, died July 30 at Elmhurst Hospital.
Visitation was held Tuesday, Aug. 5. Interment was private.
Carrie is survived by her husband, Jerry Schaefer; her children, Melissa (Jared) Righter and Jason Schaefer; her siblings, Judy (Gary) Hool, Nancy Fryzlewicz, Pam (Mike) Mulligan, Bonnie (Jeff) Walker; nieces, nephews and friends.
Carrie is preceded in death by her brother, Michael; and her parents, Frank and Alice.
Carrie was a resident of Lombard for over 27 years. Prior to this, she spent her childhood in Maywood and was a graduate of Proviso East in 1977.
Carrie was a person with a big heart, always willing to help. She was devoted to her husband, Jerry, of 33 years and her children, Melissa and Jason. Carrie was a great cook, avid gardener, and always had an eye for style. She loved her dog, Mac, who protected her and was always at her side. Carrie never missed an event, whether it was being “computer mom” at Hammerschmidt School, Cub Scouts, school music programs, or family events, she was always there to provide support.
After being a stay-at-home mom for Melissa and Jason, Carrie worked at Cub Foods as a Customer Service Manager for over 15 years and most recently was at The House of Glass in Elmhurst.
Carrie did everything with her family. They took family vacations, like The Big Red Boat Cruise and went to locations like Wisconsin, Michigan, Florida and Hilton Head Island. Carrie loved to travel and sight-see, shop, have a good meal, and simply relax. She never missed an opportunity to go to Las Vegas for a good show or head to Dubuque for some penny slots. Her most recent trip was to Door County that was spent staying with her family at a beautiful home on Lake Michigan. She loved her Chicago White Sox also.
In 2006, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and fought a hard and courageous battle. She kept informed and was very knowledgeable about her medicines and treatments. That battle ended on 7-30-14 surrounded by her family in the hospital.
Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home. For more information, visit or call 888-629-0094.