Edward F. Sacco, 79, of Elmhurst, Illinois, passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving family on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. Ed had fought and won battles against cancer, open-heart surgery, and other life-threatening challenges but finally succumbed to COVID-19 pneumonia.
Ed was born on April 22, 1941, in Chicago, Illinois, to Frank and Dorothy (Majewski) Sacco. Ed entered the U.S. Navy on July 22, 1959. He served as a radio repairman at Naval Air Station Oceana and on the U.S.S. Intrepid from which he was honorably discharged on July 27, 1961.
He leveraged his military experience and built a successful career spanning the better of four decades in the telecommunication industry until he retired as an RF Engineer from Lucent in 2002.
Ed married Diane Gail (Reynolds) Sacco of Melrose Park, Illinois. They met at a graduation party that Ed had crashed. Diane spotted Ed sitting outside on a picnic table. She approached him and asked for a dance. In return, Ed asked her to take a ride in his ‘61 Chevy convertible. They spent the rest of his life cruising together.
Ed is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Diane; his children Todd and Desiree (Cavallo) Sacco, Keith and Ibby (Omole) Sacco, Darren and Iny (Choi) Young; his six amazing grandchildren Brennan, Kaelyn, Tobi, Tunde, Lani and Anna; and his companion Molly, a black Lab.
Ed will forever be remembered as a faithful husband, generous dad, proud papa, brother, uncle, and loyal friend to those who loved him so. We find peace and comfort as he enters Heaven, where he will reunite with his first-born son, Eddie Jr., and brother, Art.
A memorial will be held at Geils Funeral Home, 180 S. York Rd., Bensenville, IL 60106 on Friday, February 5, 2021, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. We respectfully ask that all attendees wear masks and socially distance themselves from others to keep everyone safe. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private funeral service and military burial will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2021. Please contact Geils Funeral Home at (630) 766-3232 for additional information.
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