Stephen Amella, loving husband of Helga, nee Meier; devoted father of Stephen P. (Tina) and Karen S. Amella; loving son of the late Carmen and Lucille, nee Alessi; fond brother of Joseph (the late Mary Lou), Frances (David) Varner and the late Stella (Anthony) Pauls; dear son-in-law of Gertrude and the late Paul Meier; brother-in-law of Margaret (Donald) Greenberg and Fred Meier; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews; respected and cherished Godfather, nephew, cousin, friend and business associate of many. ''Steve, you will be missed more than you can ever know. It has been our privilege and honor to be among those you call family and friend. We know you are now entertaining everyone in heaven.'' Funeral Tuesday, October 2, 10:30 a.m., from the Colonial Wojciechowski Funeral Home
, 8025 W. Golf Rd., Niles, to St. Isaac Jogues Church. Mass 11 a.m. Interment Memory Gardens. Member of the K. of C. St. Albert the Great Council of Bridgeport, Chicago and President and Founder of the M.C.A. Visitation Monday, 2 to 9 p.m. 847-581-0536.