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John J. Gerberi

Posted By Hitzeman Funeral Home On April 18, 2016 @ 3:26 pm In Obituary | 12 Comments

American FlagJohn J. Gerberi, age 79 of Brookfield. US Navy Veteran. Beloved husband of Eleanor P. Gerberi, nee Simko; fond father of Laura (Jeff) Pogwizd, Mary Ellen (Steve) Fiflis and Amy Gerberi; dear grandfather of Erica (Josiah) Wiswell, Stephanie Pogwizd, John Fiflis, Julia Gerberi and Nicholas Fiflis; dear great grandfather of Josiah Jr., Jonas, Zoe, Noah and Theodore Wiswell; brother of Anne (Ted) Strojny, Mary (the late Bob) Silkowski, the late John Gerberi and Michael Gerberi; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 9 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 W. 31st St., Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral Wednesday to St. Louise de Marillac Church. Mass 10 A.M. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. After retiring as a Repair Technician John was the President of the Adult Volunteer Program at Hinsdale Hospital for many years and worked part-time at Tischlers Grocery Store as the “Meat Counter Guy”. John enjoyed spending time with family attending his five grandchildren’s sport events and concerts. He also loved the Chicago Blackhawks. Memorials appreciated to the Lymphoma Research Foundation,115 Broadway, Suite 1301, New York, New York 10006. Information at 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Condolences for the family of “John J. Gerberi”

Condolence from Dave and Judi Lifka on April 18th, 2016 8:35 pm

We were so sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was such a great and caring man. We loved working with him at Hinsdale Hospital and he added such comfort and compassion to so many people.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family.

Condolence from Bev. Briggs on April 18th, 2016 8:48 pm

My sincere sympathy to John’s family.

My fellow volunteers and I at Hinsdale Hospital all loved John. He was fun to be with plus a true gentle man who cared about people.

Condolence from Barbara Bernardi Hanus on April 18th, 2016 9:56 pm

I have such wonderful memories of Uncle John. A kind man to everyone. You will be greatly missed. Rest in peace.

The Bernardi family

Condolence from Lorr and Al Ochsner on April 19th, 2016 2:22 am

You are in our thoughts and in our prayers.

Condolence from ilda mazeikis on April 19th, 2016 10:03 am

Laura, my deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. When we were kids, hanging out in your backyard Laura, I remember your dad always in a good mood or acting silly with us. He was always smiling. I pray your loving memories of your dad will bring you some peace during these difficult days.

Condolence from Pam Morano on April 19th, 2016 2:12 pm

We only met for a brief time, but John was so sweet and was a great patient! I know he will be missed by so many that loved him. Betsy called me and I am so sorry to hear the news, she loves you guys! I know you all have great memories to share about John.
Pam at Loyola

Condolence from Steven Lifka on April 19th, 2016 2:14 pm

so sorry for your loss your family will be in my prayers.

Condolence from Mel and Jackie Silkowski on April 19th, 2016 2:50 pm

Eleanor, we are so shocked and disappointed to hear from Rusty about John. Mel well remembers the Saturday night pizza parties and card games with John and family in the “old neighborhood”.
We will keep you in our prayers.

Mel and Jackie

Condolence from Christina Lobraco on April 19th, 2016 3:30 pm

John was such a good hearted man who gave his time as a volunteer at Hinsdale Hospital. His good deeds will not be forgotten. Condolences to the family.

Condolence from Alice Jamiolkowski on April 20th, 2016 2:20 pm

Sincerely sorry to hear of John’s passing. Sending our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to your family from Alice,Edward and Karen Jamiolkowski. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Condolence from Regina Kudia on April 20th, 2016 5:15 pm

Eleanor, our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. John was such a kind and caring man. So sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

Condolence from Vlasta Cawein on April 22nd, 2016 10:48 am

I am so sorry to hear about John’s passing. How I remember the good old days…

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