Gary Kenneth Needham

Gary Kenneth Needham, age 70 of La Grange Park. Beloved husband of Sharon Needham, nee Kirsh; loving father of Kenneth Needham, John Needham and Jennifer Needham; dear grandfather of Kenny; son of Bernice Needham, nee Pund and the late Kenneth Needham; brother of Peggy (Robert) Mrva; brother in law of the late Robert (Nancy) Kirsh; uncle of Bobby Kirsh and Noreen Viscioni; great uncle of Evan and Melanie.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 1 P.M. to 5 P.M. with a service at 2 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.

Interment Private.

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  1. Bill Lambert (Topaz band ) condolence:

    My condolences to Sharon and family. I just recently reconnected with Gary via Facebook. I shared my photos of him when he drummed with Topaz. He seemed to appreciate that. So sorry for your loss.

  2. Debrah Schrump Haney condolence:

    May Gary be in God’s loving arms, no longer suffering. Entertaining the Angels with his drums.
    Sincerest Condolences to Gary’s entire Family, and his Friends. May your fondest Memories of Gary sustain you through your grief of his loss. Prayers for you all.
    Debrah Schrump Haney

  3. Bill Zyrkowski condolence:

    My deepest condolences Sharon and Family so sorry for your loss. I am so glad Gary and I re connected this year and had time to chat together . May God keep him safe. Rest In Peace my friend.

  4. Jane Bowers condolence:

    So very sorry for your loss.

  5. Frank Nicholas condolence:

    My heart goes out to each of you regarding dear Gary’s passing on. We endeavored to comfort and pray for him as he suffered through this never-ending battle. We prayed for him and his wife Sharon, and mother Bernice, sister Peggy, as well as children and other family and creative group members. He is now in the hands of God. We’ll surely miss him.

  6. Steve Ozanich condolence:

    My deepest condolences the Needham family. I will always have fond memories of Gary on the 33rd street neighborhood. He was always the older Cool Guy you would look up to and was soo much more worldly than the rest of us. Sad to hear that he has passed and hope that his family finds Peace. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during these times.
    Steve and Sherry Ozanich

  7. Lonnie Pritchard Sr. condolence:

    I have always considered Gary as one of the few good and gracious men that I had the pleasure of working with. I hope to see him again. What about you?

    Please, do not grief so heavily that you do not remember what is said in both the Hebrew and the Greek Scriptures, death is likened to sleep. A fitting comparison not only because of the unconscious condition of the dead but also because of the hope of an awakening through the resurrection. (Ps 13:3; Joh 11:11-14) Remember that Jesus died, but now he is alive and our now reigning King.

    Let your grief be short lived and your spirit be refreshed.


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