Mario Zampa

Mario Zampa

Mario Zampa, age 92 of LaGrange Park. Korean War Veteran. Beloved husband of 64 plus years to Joahnne Zampa, nee DelVecchio; fond father of Susan (Marty) Van Acker, Patricia Zampa and David (Eileen) Zampa; dear grandfather of Katie Cantwell, Matthew Zampa, Thomas Zampa and James Zampa; brother of Lill (the late Peter) Scola and Rich (Joan) Zampa; avid sailor and longtime, proud Motorola employee.

Due to conditions of Covid 19, Services are Private for Family only.
Interment Private Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

Arrangements entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. donna m staude condolence:

    remember your father when I told him as a child I was scared of the dark he told me it was the same as day he helped me not to be frightened any more and I will always remember how your mom and him danced so beautifully together a special memory you were so much younger than me so I only remember you as small children donna/del Vecchio/Staude may god be with my aunt and all of you now and forever

  2. david magee condolence:

    A Gentleman with real class who I was fortunate to be a golfing partner for a few years with R.Piccoli.

    Will miss him ! My condolence and prayers

    Dave Magee

  3. Michael and Michelle Sheehan condolence:

    To the Zampa Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time. Mario and I served St. Louise for years. I will miss him. RIP Mario.

  4. James Discipio condolence:

    Huge loss. Great man. Beautiful family. My condolences to the family. Joahnne Mario had something special. Will be greatly missed.

  5. Bonnie Koll condolence:

    So sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many

  6. Bea Bartolucci Marchese condolence:

    Our entire family sends our deepest and sincere sympathy. He was a wonderful man with a beautiful wife and family. We always loved his laughter and kind words.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With our Love,
    The Bartolucci & Marchese Family

  7. Richard and Judy Ryzner condolence:

    Judy and I both offer our condolences to Mario’s family. We both worked with Mario at Motorola. What I remember that when all was chaos his was the quiet voice that set a tone. I always enjoyed talking with him at the retirement Christmas parties.

  8. Dan Przybylski condolence:

    So sorry to hear of your loss.
    Mario was one major contibutors during Motorola’s successful years.

  9. Barb Prack condolence:

    Joahnne and Family, I am deeply sorry about Mario. He was a wonderful person who as a St Louise Lector, I had opport unities to talk with him while we all waited to process in for Mass. He was a friendly and great usher.I know he will be missed deeply.Please accept my sincerest sympathy on your loss.

  10. Fr. Denis Condon condolence:

    I am sorry for your loss. The parish is grateful for his service as usher and I will pray for him.

  11. John Gary Niemiec condolence:

    Please accept my condolences on Mario’s passing. I would have liked to offer it in person but, present conditions prevent that. I worked with Mario a very long time ago during the ’70s at Motorola/Schaumburg and looked forward to seeing him every year at the Motorola Retirees Christmas party when we had it.

  12. Al Allphin/Carole King condolence:

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. He is in God’s hands now.
    We also hope that your Mom recovers from Covid-19 and this great loss.
    Carole and Al

  13. Fred. Knuefner condolence:

    Worked with Mario many years Always talked with him at Motorola Christmas parties. My Condolences

  14. Maureen Collins condolence:

    My entire family remembers Mario with great love and affection. He and Johanne have been a lifelong inspiration to all of us for how to treat one another in this life. We are so very sad this virus has taken him…the consolation is that love does not die, and we can hold his memory close in our hearts.
    Maureen and Joe Collins, and Joe, Rachel, Meg, Tim and grandchildren Colin and Evie

  15. Joe Collins condolence:

    Dear Susan, Patti and David,
    All have lost something with the passing on of your Dad.From the time I met him when so many of us were living in our Grandparent’s three flat at 1827 S. 50th Court in Cicero, I knew I had a friend. And of course he was a cool, no.. very cool guy who was a soldier and drove a monster green Buick (as did Grampa Joe).A Renaissance Man who was a joy to converse with.I am lucky to have him as my uncle.He will be missed.
    Your cousin,

  16. Joe Brain Collins condolence:

    Every encounter with Mario was filled with kindness and interesting conversation. I’ll always remember the time I ran into he and Johanne at a Segovia concert in Chicago. The thought of him will continue to inspire me.

  17. Joseph Gauthier condolence:

    I can not believe it. I talked with him only a couple weeks ago. I worked with Mario at Motorola for a long him and attended many social affairs with him and Joahnne

  18. Ed condolence:

    God Speed to Mr Z & Prayers to the Family

  19. Renzo Piccoli condolence:

    Caro Mario ( aka Silvano ) U’ll miss our golf days even though you always beat me by at least 2 or 3 strokes. We’d laugh at some of our really bad shots, which were quite a few, and talk some Furlan. We’d finish our round with sone lunch and a tall glass of beer. Now, was that a good day ( except for the scores ) or what? Mandi cusin

  20. Baykar & Chicki Tatosian condolence:

    Dear Joanne and Family
    We are so sorry for your loss. We have such fond memories sailing together. He taught us so much.
    Our deepest condolence. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Fondly Baykar and Chicki

  21. Jerry A Calcagno condolence:

    My sincere condolences to the Zampa Family. You are in our Thoughts and Prayers.

  22. Dan & Diane Svoboda condolence:

    Our deepest condolences to Joahnne and her family. Joahnne, you and Mario were such good neighbors! We will miss Mario’s smile and laugh, as well as seeing you and Mario sitting out on your driveway in the summer.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Dan & Diane

  23. Louise Dabkey condolence:

    Our sympathies to the whole family. You were a great neighbor and wonderful friend. Your kindness and spirit will be so missed.

  24. Jim Bigane condolence:

    great neighbor, ate lunch once a month. always had great jokes. rip Mario. i am praying for Joanne.

  25. Lee & Louise Dabkey condolence:

    Sorry for the loss of a good friend and neighbor. Our prayers go out to Joann and the family.

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