Robert Lee Derbas Sr., age 66, of Joliet, at rest August 12, 2018 at his home. Born February 28, 1952 in Chicago, IL to Matthew and Geneive Derbas; beloved father of Jennifer Derbas, Robert L. Jr. (Shandra) and Joseph (Jennifer) Derbas; devoted grandfather of Bobby, Crystal, Anthony, Jacob, Joseph, Austin, Jameson, Max, Alexandra and Connor; dearest great grandfather of Sophianna, Ava and Damian; dear brother of Patti Cichon, Russell and David Derbas. Visitation Saturday August 18, 2018 from 12-4 P.M. at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home & Cremation Services 501 State St., Lemont. Interment private. Info 630-257-2123 or www.gerharzfuneralhome.com
Mary Ellen Catterson, (nee Bauer) age 64, longtime resident of Lockport, IL, at rest August 4, 2018 at Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet. Beloved wife of Robert; loving mother of Kelly (Sean) Brogan, Maureen (Trevor) Gauchat and Stacey Catterson; devoted grandmother of Annalise; dearest sister of John (Betty), Bob and Bill (Lori) Bauer, Nancy (David) Schlager and the late Paul (Donna) Bauer ; devoted aunt of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Saturday August 11, 2018 at 9 A.M. from Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home 501 State St., Lemont to St Joseph Catholic Church 410 S. Jefferson St., Lockport for a 10 AM Funeral Mass. Interment Lockport City Cemetery. Visitation Friday from 4-9 P.M. at the funeral home. Info 630-257-2123 or www.gerharzfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers donations to the family would be appreciated.
David Marshall Walsh, founder and owner of Walco Tool & Engineering, passed away peacefully in his home in Lemont, IL on Sunday, August 5th, at the age of 78. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, October 26th, 1939, to the late Marshall and Elizabeth (nee Oldenbrook) Walsh, David attended Saugus High School. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps, and graduated from the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. This June, David celebrated 50 years of Walco Tool & Engineering with his employees. He lived a full and accomplished life, building a legacy, traveling the world and making a difference in people’s lives. His dedication to his country, his craft, and his family is unparalleled. David will be lovingly remembered by his wife, of 35 years, Martha (nee Mikan); his sons, Rick (Kim) and Tim (A.J.), and his grandchildren, Amanda Breanna, Jack and David, and by his sister, Lois Di Vita, and half-brother Thomas O’Shea, as well as numerous extended family and dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Richard. David was a generous man who supported many causes and organizations. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. A celebration of David’s life will be Wednesday August 8, 2018 fvrom 4-7 P.M. at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home 501 State St., Lemont. Memorial Services Thursday 11 A.M. at Bethany Lutheran Church 500 Lemont St., Lemont. Info 630-257-2123 or gerharzfuneralhome.com