Eric A. Palmisano

Hillside-Westchester, Illinois


Hillside-Westchester, Illinois


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Lance Corporal Eric A. Palmisano, 27, U.S. Marine Corps, Unit 41760, CLB-7 Trucking Co., died April 2, 2006 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq in service to his country. Beloved son of Roberta ''Bobbie'' and Herb Samme and the late Salvatore L. Palmisano II; loving brother of Salvatore (Darlene); dearest grandson of Sam and Marie Palmisano and Bob and Gloria McCauslin; also survived by his devoted fiancee, Claire Kohake; and his faithful canine companion, Hannah; fond uncle, nephew, cousin and friend to many. Eric will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. Ooh Rah and Semper Fi. Funeral Service Saturday 10 a.m. at Hursen Funeral Home, S.W. corner Roosevelt and Mannheim Roads, Hillside/Westchester. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Visitation Friday 3 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Fisher House, appreciated. Funeral info tollfree 800-562-0082 or

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April 2, 2018. It's been 12 years now Eric and it feels like yesterday. Herb and I continue your legacy with our care package project and I promise you son that as long as I am breathing on this earth I will make sure that no one ever forgets you or your heroism. We love you son and miss you every single day. My heart aches for you but my faith assures me we will meet again. I love you so so very much Love, Madre❤

Eric, we had brife conversations when we were prepering to deploy and when we were in country. In our brife conversations I could see that the comments below are so true. I wish I could have drank a few with you before we deployed. Brother from the depth of my heart thank you for your service and you will forever live in the hearts of the many left behind. Marines never die they live on in the minds and the hearts of the brothers still fighting the fight.

CPL. Jorge Santana

So sorry for your loss ..Prayers and Love..Thank You Eric for your service to the USA and keeping us safe and comfy while you suffered the elements...Sorry that your service ended up taking your life ...Fly High with the Angels

Dear Eric we want to thank you so much for the ultimate sacrifice, it has been so difficult to understand such a loss. Your Mom has a mission to help those in arms way I pray for God's love to hold her and comfort her and that she finds peace. Keep soaring like and Eagle.

Eric, I never had the honor of meeting you; however, I feel like I know you because I have had the honor of meeting your mother and your grandparents. You have a wonderful family and people are doing wonderful things in your name. Thank you for your service, Sir. Rest peacefully. You are loved.

Eric, it is the eve of your 11-year angelversary and I cannot believe it has been that long.
I miss you so much and want you to know that Herb and I still continue your legacy with the Palmisano Care Package Project. We are proud to have shipped 3,555 care packages since May 2006 to your brothers in arms serving overseas in harms way.
We will keep going until we just cannot do it ourselves, or until all of our troops come home safely to their loved ones.
You are missed, loved,...

Eric, Thank you for your service to our country. I have never met you but I feel like I know you looking at all the pictures that are on your website. You seem to have that Marine sense of humor that keeps us going in the most trying of situations. You are not with us here on earth but you and your family are still continuing the mission taking care of the troops. Thank you, Rest in Peace and Semper Fidelis
-T. Robles

Thank you so much Eric for your service to our country. You gave the ultimate sacrifice and there is no way to say thank you for that especially when the sacrifice you gave was your life. My son (born in 1978 also) is serving in the USAF and has been in the Middle East for more deployments than I care to count. I pray that you will continue to watch over your family as you do now. God Bless you.

LCpl. Palmisano,
Your service to your country is held with utmost respect. May you rest in eternal peace with the Lord above and continue to watch over your fellow soldiers who are apart from their families from the holes in the floor of heaven. God Bless.