Being a Veteran becomes part and parcel of who they are.

Kathy Gidcumb’s dad was a veteran. His service was important to him. When it came time to arrange services for Kathy’s dad, Tom Revane,  two things were certain. His services would be held at Gibbons Funeral Home in Elmhurst, and his service in the military would be an important part of remembering who he was and how he lived his life. Tom went on to marry, raise a family, serve his community and parish. He was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus. Marya Gibbons explains that “being a veteran becomes part and parcel of who a person is”. Adding, “we ensure that every benefit a veteran earned through their service is presented to the family”.

Thomas A. Gibbons, Jr. explains that veterans are entitled to an American Flag, an honor guard from their branch of the service, and their burial expenses at a National Cemetery are free of charge for a veteran and spouse. That includes a headstone. Abraham Lincoln Cemetery in Elwood, IL is the nearest National Cemetery. Full military honors are part of every service at Lincoln Cemetery. Added Thomas A. Gibbons Jr., “That moment where you present the flag to a family and state ‘On behalf of the President of the United States and a grateful nation’, the gravity of the service and sacrifice made by the men and women who served is impossible to misunderstand”. Kathy Gidcumb says it best, “It really was done just lovely”.

For details on Veteran’s funeral information, pre-need or at-need services,  contact Tom or Marya Gibbons at 630.832.0018 or click here.

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The Experienced Professionals at Gibbons have earned the respect of the local Faith Community.

Gibbons Funeral Home in Elmhurst serves many faith communities nearby. The funeral rites are very important to families. Marya and Tom Gibbons have carried on the legacy of very close relationships with the bereavement ministries within the parishes and congregations in the area they serve. Pastoral Associate Patti Riggs states it beautifully as does Deacon Tony Spatafore of Visitation Parish in Elmhurst. “When the Gibbons Family is arranging the Funeral, every detail is seen to, they know exactly what to do”.  Adds Fr. Tom Paul, Pastor of Immaculate Conception, “They know how to help families who have coped with loss”. Fr. Tom goes back a couple generations with the professionalism of the Gibbons Family and appreciates the ‘complete circle of cooperation’ in ministering to families who have lost a loved one. The partnership between the funeral home, the clergy and the faith community is a vital element in providing comfort, compassion, and dignity to families.

“Our community is truly blessed with so many wonderful faith communities who care so deeply”, says Marya Gibbons.

To reach out to the Gibbons Family for at need or with Pre-Planning services, contact us anytime, day or night at 630-832-0018.

To reach out to the Gibbons Family:

Website: http://www.gibbonsfuneralhome.com/

Blog: https://gibbonsfuneral.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gibbonsfuneralhome

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gibbonsfuneral

Veterans – Commemorating Those Who Served


When Kathy Gidcumb thinks of her dad, she thinks of his service and just how important his service was to him. Tom Revane went on to marry, raise a family and serve his community, his parish and was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus. “When you speak to a family about funeral arrangements for a Veteran, it becomes clear that being a proud Veteran is part and parcel of who they are”, states Marya Gibbons. Added Thomas A. Gibbons Jr., “That moment where you present the flag to a family and state ‘On behalf of the President of the United States and a grateful nation’, the gravity of the service and sacrifice made by the men and women who served is impossible to misunderstand”. With Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery nearby, a veteran and a spouse can be buried at no charge for the burial expenses. Because the Lincoln National Cemetery was opened rather recently, many veterans and families are unaware of this earned benefit. For details, contact Tom or Marya Gibbons at 630.832.0018 or click here.

Kathy Gidcumb says it best, “It really was done, just lovely”.

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Carrying out your loved one’s wishes is what we do… Even if it takes a little while.

When Rob Zoromski’s mom passed away, he already knew he should call Gibbons Funeral Home Elmhurst. He knew because she told him to. She also told her son that she wanted to be buried with his father in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It was February and over 100 inches of snow fell in the cemetery in Northern Michigan. Gibbons handled the arrangements for the full 76 days it took until Rob’s mom could finally be in her final resting place next to his dad. Rob, from Villa Park, stated “14 hours after my mom passed I was at Gibbons talking with Marya. She held my hand through the entire process and made it a lot easier”. In this case it meant being there for over 2 months until the service was concluded. To Marya and Tom Gibbons, it meant doing what Rob’s mom wanted. And that’s what they do.

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