Current Services

Allan H. Romberg  -  76
  Friday, March 10, 2017
Allan H. Romberg, 76, a resident of Elk Grove Village, IL. for 7 years. Born in Hannibal, MO., he passed away at Arden Courts of Elk Grove on March 5, 2017. He was a retired salesman. Allan was the beloved husband of Dorothy E. (nee Briscoe) for 47 years; loving father of Lauren R. Emme, Stephen (Laura) Romberg, and Nancy K. (Stephen) Mueller; devoted son of the late Henry and the late Verna (nee Hemmann); dear brother of David Romberg, and Gayle (Kim) Eggerstadt; and cherished grandfather of Sara, Megan, A.J., Erin, and Keri. Family and friends will gather at Grand View Funeral Home, 11116 Hwy 61 in Hannibal on Friday, March 10 at 11 a.m. for a brief visitation. Committal will follow at Grand View Burial Park at noon. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation at
Gerald F. McAvoy  -  76
  Thursday, March 9, 2017
Gerald F. McAvoy, 76, of Mt. Prospect for 48 years passed away March 2, 2017. Gerald was Founder and President of McAvoy Bros. Plumbing of Chicago for 30 years, a Vietnam Navy Veteran (SeaBees), member of the VFW-Park Ridge, Loyal Order of the Moose-Portage Park, and of Local 130-Chicago. Beloved husband of Sandra (nee Giovannoni) for 53 years; loving father of Susan L. McAvoy, and Gerald M. (Elishah) McAvoy; dear brother of Daniel (the late Jan), the late Elaine (the late Eddie) Kaczmarczyk, the late Raymond (the late Roslynn), and the late James (Alice) McAvoy; and cherished grandfather of Michael David McAvoy. Visitation Thursday, March 9, from 3 to 9 p.m. with a chapel service at 7:30 p.m. at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions to St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital, appreciated.
Virginia C. Keenan
  Friday, March 10
Virginia was a 58-year resident of Elk Grove Village, and served as the volunteer secretary to Sister Monica, the principal at Queen of the Rosary School, for many years in the 1960s. She then worked as a principal's secretary in School District 59, serving at Ridge School and Clearmont School in Elk Grove before finishing her career at Forest View Elementary School, in Mt. Prospect. Virginia also served as a volunteer for the Elk Grove Food Pantry for several years. A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, March 10, at 11:30 a.m. at Queen of the Rosary Church, 750 W. Elk Grove Boulevard, Elk Grove Village. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery in Palatine, where family and friends are asked to gather at the main office.
Ellen R. Meeks
  Services Private
Ellen R. Meeks (nee Larson), 80, of Elk Grove Village passed away on February 19, 2017 at Alexian Brothers Hospice. Beloved wife of Carl Meeks for 57 years; loving mother of Lori (Chris) Panfil, Julie (Scott) Graham, Barbara (Brian) Griffith, Anne (Phil) Davis; cherished grandmother of Jennifer, Kelly, Victor, Dean, Elizabeth, Cory and Derek; great grandmother of Gavin. Her family meant the world to her. She enjoyed movies, reading, cooking, crossword puzzles, travel, museums and estate sales. Ellen was a long-time Elk Grove Village employee with both the Police and Fire Departments. Private Services will be held at Grove Memorial Chapel. Inurnment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.
Edward F. Umbricht
  Mass on Saturday, February 25 at 11:30 a.m.
Edward F. Umbricht, 80, of Elk Grove Village for 50 years, passed away February 20, 2017 at Alexian Brothers Medical Center. He was an usher at St. Julian Eymard Church. Edward was the beloved husband of Genevieve M. (nee Stack) for 55 years; loving father of Steven E. Umbricht, Lynn M. (Brian) Carroll, and Debra A. (Michael) Tenny; dear brother of Russell (Marcy) Umbricht; and cherished grandfather of Christopher, Steven, Kaleigh, Nicholas, and Matthew; dear brother in law, uncle, and loving friend to many. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, February 25, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Julian Eymard Church, 601 Biesterfield Rd., Elk Grove Village. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hosp., are appreciated. For more info: 847-640-0566 or
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