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Edward Meksto of Hinsdale, IL
Edward Meksto, age 94 of Hinsdale, formerly of Riverside. U.S.M.C. Major and W.W. II Veteran, Retired United Airlines Captain after 35 years and former Village of Riverside President. Beloved husband of Esther, nee Chovanec, loving father of Michael (Kay), Tom (Sheri) and Sue (Jeff) Lambert, cherished grandfather of Michael (Savannah), Kelly, Brooke, Jack, Kelsey and Shelby Meksto, Garrett Lambert and great-grandfather of Cassidy, Ryder and Esther Ray, fond uncle to many nieces and nephews. Visitation Wednesday, March 28, 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, 2447 S. DesPlaines Avenue, North Riverside. Funeral Thursday, March 29, Lying in State 9:00am until time of Service 10:00am at Saints Peter and Paul Lutheran Church 250 Woodside Road, Riverside. Interment with Military Honors at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery 20953 W. Hoff Road, Elwood to follow at 1:30pm. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery Public Information Center by 1:15pm. Memorials to Honor Flight Chicago 938 W. Montana Street, Chicago, IL 60614 are appreciated. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.KuratkoNosek.com. Info: (708) 447-2500.
George, I and my whole family who knew Capt. Eddie so well will miss him greatly. His personality, good judgement, kindness will be in our thoughts along with his passion for his family, career, and responsibilities. Esther is strong and hopefully, we, at Sugar Sands will continue to be of comfort to her. Love to the whole family.
Rosemarie Helm Mar 28 2018 12:42 PM
Dear Esther and family,. My sincere condolences on your loss. What a lovely man he was. Always with a smile and a warm greeting, He always struck me as the perfect airline Captain! What a wonderful full life he had. And what fond memories you have. Fondly, Lynn Adler
Lynn Adler Mar 27 2018 8:45 PM
Aunt Esther and Cousins, May Jesus Peace be with you at this time. I would like to share some remembrances. Uncle Ed, Thanks for taking me on my first plane ride at 12 years old. Thanks for cooking my first shish kabob. Thanks for visiting us whenever you had the chance in Wausau or Maryland. Thanks for co-driving a car all the way to Maryland for my kids. Thanks for being there for our other family members in Cudahy or Milwaukee. Thanks for always having a smile to remember and a good joke to tell. May you rest in Jesus peace and may my Aunt Esther and my cousins be always be comforted in knowing your love for them is everlasting. Bless you all, Joe and Karen
Joe Nagy Mar 27 2018 2:27 PM
So sorry to hear the sad news, Tuck
Elsa(Tuck)falls Mar 27 2018 7:46 AM
Never met the man, dont know who he was. But from his obituary, all the amazing stories people are telling, and the life this man led, he was the definition of what a man should aspire to be, a family man, a marine, hard working, dedicated, honorable. I always show respect where respect is due. It is abundantly clear that this man was well respected. My hat is off to this fine gentleman. From one soldier to another, I salute you sir. May he Rest In Peace. Simper fi. My condolences to the family and friends that are grieving.
Edward Frantzen Mar 25 2018 11:44 PM
FINAL CHECKLIST Jim Martin Retired UAL Time for descent What a cruise Ive been on! They talk of high none higher than mine Smooth trip? Not all the way But after each storm The break into the clear. The sun, the calm, freshness, beauty Oh the views, I have commanded Forever etched upon my soul Reduce power, descend- a flight plan to meet. Auto pilot off the machine is mine An instrument to play, an extension of my very being! It is my reflection, as my mood might be. My own demand is great-smooth, gentle precise, My other love affair. The gear is down, flaps are out. Runway. Touchdown feather smooth An inner glow of satisfaction! The gate is waitingthe last gate. Flight plan met. Brakes set! Ready for cut-off! Thousands of times with no feeling But now, how reluctant! Theyre cut! With dying whine I too become silent within. Checklist!
The family of the Late Capt Milton Jensen UAL Mar 25 2018 7:00 PM
Ray and June Wozniak To Esther and family, We send our deepest sympathies to all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you along with our love. We had the pleasure of knowing Ed for over thirty years. What a great man to be around. Ed loved to go to the movies;we were movie pals, also golf buddies. We just loved to be in his presence. He was so special to us, such kindness and always a smile. We enjoyed spending our winters in Florida with Ed and Esther. Loved meeting them for breakfast after church at Too Jays. We will miss him and may he Rest In Peace.
Ray and June Wozniak Mar 25 2018 3:19 PM
Dear Esther and Family, Our thoughts are with you. Please accept our sincere condolences. Weve lost a great man and a good friend. We have fond memories of Eddy. One of many highlights of our friendship was our trip together at The Masters in 2002. Ed loved golf and it was always a pleasure to be in his company. We are fortunate to have had such good times together and well miss him so. Ed will be remembered by his friends of Sugar Sands for many years to come. With our love, Lise and Raymond Lachapelle
Lise and Raymond Lachapelle Mar 25 2018 9:23 AM
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father, Tom. Ive always remembered from our days at RB that he was a United pilot and how cool I thought that was. A former Marine very impressive , and I didnt know until now that he was the President of Riverside. You all have a lot to be proud of. My sincere condolences are with you, your family and his friends. May your memories of and with him bring you much happiness always! God Bless you all!
Brett Whittenberg Mar 25 2018 3:54 AM
Dear Ester, We are so sorry about Eds passing. We enjoyed living next door with you both during the winter at Sugar Sands. Ed was always a quiet presence and an enjoyable conversationalist. I fondly remember him sharing with the Vets Club how much the Honor Flight to Chicago meant to him. Well miss him.
Linda & Greg Locraft Mar 24 2018 8:29 PM