James Chantos
FUNERAL HOME
Steuerle Funeral Home - Villa Park
350 South Ardmore Avenue
Villa Park, IL
James D. Chantos of Villa Park, IL. Beloved husband of Helen for 57 years, loving father of Christine (Jeffery) Straley, Thomas J. Sr. (Connie), Patrick (Sheila), Stephanie Chantos and Timothy (Dawn). Dear grandfather of Heather, Joshua, Sean, Tom J. Jr, Karley, Ben, Nicole, Grace, James, Jeremy, Lucas, Tiffany, Dillan, Jake, Ryan and Ashley, great grandfather of Haley, Gage and Nora. Fond brother of John (Carol), Christine (Charles) Ahlstrom and the late Thomas (Ella), uncle of many. Visitation Saturday Oct 10, 2015 3 to 8 p.m. at Steuerle Funeral Home 350 S. Ardmore Ave, Villa Park, Il and where funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Interment private. For info 630-832-4161 or www.steuerlefh.comer
Published by Chicago Tribune on Oct. 9, 2015.
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10
Visitation
3:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Steuerle Funeral Home - Villa Park
350 South Ardmore Avenue, Villa Park, IL
Oct
10
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Steuerle Funeral Home - Villa Park
350 South Ardmore Avenue, Villa Park, IL
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I was driving in the old neighborhood and saw that the house was for sale. I had a feeling... so I just found out about James' passing. I'm SO SORRY to hear the news especially after so long. Some of my best memories were of the old days spent with Tim and the family. My sincerest condolences. Old neighbors were the best!
Gary Kase
December 28, 2016
Jim was an easy going, good hearted soul. He was easy to talk to and I cherish his insights from our conversations.

God Bless - Chantos Family.

Jeff Baker - formerly Jeff's Lawn Mowing - Lombard
Jeff Baker
October 16, 2015
Stephanie...I just heard about your dad and I am so sorry for your loss...I am in Colorado or I would have come to his funeral. Wishing you only happy memories.
Hugs,
Julie Hamilton
October 16, 2015
Sincere sympathy to the Chantos Family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Gerri Roycroft
October 16, 2015
I am sad to hear about this so late.
My heartfelt condolences to your extended family.
Fred Cousins
October 15, 2015
Sorry to hear about your loss.
Scott and Lisa Newling
October 12, 2015
Aunt Helen and family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you, and I will always remember the joyous memories.
Kassie Spina
October 12, 2015
Aunt Helen and Family,
I have been thinking of you all and wish I could have been there for you all. Uncle Jimmy was always kind and most respectful to me. I will miss him. I have great memories of him during the little time I did get to see him. I know he has been a Great Father, Husband, Grandpa and Uncle and I know everyone will miss him dearly.
Love Bobby
Bob Olszanowski
October 12, 2015
Dear Pat, Sheila, Nicole, Ben, and Grace,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences.
Sue Venchus
October 11, 2015
My sincere condolences to the entire family and all the many friends of Mr Chantos! I was saddened to hear of his passing! I will always remember the recent chat we had in June at Uncle Jim's birthday! May your wonderful memories of all the good times help you through the hard times❤
May God be with all of you in your time of grief
Deb Erlenbaugh-Pater
October 11, 2015
Dear Helen, Children and Grandchildren,
I am so sorry to here of he loss Of your beloved, Jim. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. It is not easy to lose a spouse. But know that he is up in heaven and he will wait or you and welcome you with open arms! He is no longer in any pain and his heart is beating fine now. I did not know Jim very well but what I did notice that he was a very nice and caring man.
Jinnie Andrews
October 9, 2015
Aunt Helen, and Chantos family, I'm so sad for your loss and always looked up to the wise Uncle Jim..quite but when he had something to share it was thoughtful and useful information. We will keep your family in our prayers. I miss you all!
Edward Olszanowski III
October 9, 2015
To our dearest friend of over 55 years, you are now one of the angel's in heaven with God.. We will miss you Jim. Love Rich and Lucy
Richard and Lucy Clesen
October 9, 2015
Auntie Helen and family Our heart's are broken, our prayers are for you and the family. He is a wonderful man and will be missed. The heavens have another Angel. Love you all ((hugs))
Jeannette Elsey
October 8, 2015
So sorry for your loss Jeremy Taylor.
Selina Hughey
October 8, 2015
May God comfort your family and give you the strength to endure.
October 8, 2015
To all the Chantos family,
We unable to make the wake but I wanted to tell you all how much I liked your dad. He is in part, responsible for my love of motorcycles... We got to spend several days together on a motorcycle trip a few years back (He led the way to DC and Back) We celebrated his 74th Birthday on that trip and had a great time. I will not forget the time I spent with him or the memories I have. We want to express our sincere condolences to all of the Chantos families .
Al ,Paula,Samantha, AJ,Sarah, Bella & Nick Chiodo
October 8, 2015
Chris, I'm so sorry for the loss of your father. The death of our parents is such a huge loss in our lives, may he rest in peace. Know that I will be praying for you and your family as you grieve. He will always be in your heart.
Sue Seger
October 8, 2015
Hugs and strength to all.
Jeremy, sorry for your loss
Sarah Velasco
October 8, 2015
"The Dash" by Linda Ellis - The date you were born and the date you died, aren't what really matters. It's the dashthose years in between and what you do with themthat does.

**** Jim lived well within the dash. He brought happy memories to family and friends that will be in our hearts forever. He is still with us when we remember those times. He has left us for a short time. He has gone before us to pave the way. Thank you for the love you gave, and the memories you left behind. You will be missed.
Ruth Teiwes
October 8, 2015
Pop i miss you halfway around the world or in villa park you'll always be my pop and one of my bestfriends

I love you

Jeremy
Jeremy Taylor
October 8, 2015
Dear Helen I'm so sorry Jim was a great husband, father and grandpa and brother in law. He will always be in my heart
Patricia Olszanowski
October 8, 2015
Sorry for your loss. May the God of loyal love, comfort the family during your time of sorrow. Psalm 119:76
October 8, 2015
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
From the Staff of Steuerle Funeral Home, Ltd.
October 8, 2015
Keeping you all in my prayers
Colleen Lomma
October 7, 2015
Dear Helen and family,

Just wanted you to know that we are thinking of you and your family at this time of sorrow.

We have only met you a few times, once at your house, and when you were out in Vegas. We were visiting with Jennie and Jimmy (my brother). We went to some place where they had horse back riding, and like some western town. They had a train, and lots of little buildings to look at. I think that they had some shoot out cowboy skit too.

What I believe is that Jim is now with his loved ones who passed before him. I am sure that they are all there to welcome him into heaven.. We have to believe what God tells us, that there is a better place for us. This place is like no other place we have been to, and that it is filled with peace and loved ones. We hope that Jim is there now, and that someday you will meet again. This is what I believe and tell my children, that when I pass, that I will be with all my loved ones that passed before me, and that someday we will be together again.

Sorry that we will not be able to be at the services.

Our prayers will be said for all of you.
Raymond and Patricia Erickson
October 6, 2015
JIM ANOTHER GOOD PERSON GOD
NEEDS AND HE CHOOSE YOU BECAUSE OF ALL THE GOOD THINGS YOU DID ON EARTH FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. HE MUST HAVE A SPECIAL PROJECT THAT HE NEEDS YOUR HELP WITH. YOU ARE AT PEACE NOW AND PLEASE DO NOT WORRY ABOUT HELEN SHE WILL BE TAKEN CARE OFR BY THE LORD AND YOUR LOVING FAMILY. JIM YOU WILL BE MISSED VERY VERY MUCH, WE LOVE YOU AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS. REST IN PEACH.
VIRGINIA SPINA
October 6, 2015
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