- 64 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 12, 1948
- Date of passing: Apr 10, 2013
|Let the memory of Errol be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Errol Vestuto, 64, born on August 12, 1948 and passed away on April 10, 2013. We will remember him forever.
Obituary Errol G. Vestuto, 64, of Las Vegas formerly of Elmhurst. Father of Natalie and Christopher; dear son of Jane Sdesar and the late Orlando Vestuto; brother of Michael, Marvin, Sharon and Melody; uncle of Evelyn, Michael and many other nieces and nephews. He was a graduate of York High School and an Army Ranger, having served in Vietnam and receiving The Bronze Star. Visitation at Yorkfield Presbyterian Church, 1099 S. York St., Elmhurst from 9:30 A.M. until time of service at 11:30 A.M. Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Interment Oakridge Cemetery. Arrangements by Ahlgrim Funeral Home. Info 630-834-3515 or www.ahlgrim.com
"A very special tribute for your 68th Birthday knowing so many people are thinking about you and you have a special blessing having your Mother there with you now. Let the celebrating begin!"
"Happy Birthday Errol. We always honored each other's birthdays. Though miles apart, that was the only thing that seperated us. We always talked on the phone for a long time, on our birthdays and always got each other the best birthday cards. I miss your unconditional love, your laugh and sense of humor. I just miss YOU! You are always close, though, in heart, mind & soul. God Bless you. I love you now & forever.❤"
As you already know Mom has passed away and is with you now. You
also know how fortunate you are to be buried next to her. My Mother
will be missed dearly here, as you, and will always be a SAINT to me. She will always be remembered and missed. Our Mother is, an was always PURE OF HEART. I can never repay her for her love throughout
my life. Love Always to both of you. Marvin"
"How time passes but how wonderful that this website keeps going to help bring back great memories of times spent together in this life. Jim has talked about those special and funny times both in Elmhurst and Wisconsin. So glad he has those memories of those priceless times."
"Hi Errol, thinking of you always as I have your picture next to my computer. I think of you when we were growing up as kids in early years
watching baseball, and watching you fight in the Golden Gloves tournament. Many fond & loving years that I will always treasure. Today
is 3 years you've been gone and my wife's birthday too. I will be close
with you today as always, in mind and spirit. LOVE, Marvin"
"Errol, it has been 3 years today, that you passed. I feel you're with me now, more than ever. Real, unconditional love, lasts forever. You were always a brother AND a friend. I love you and will cherish our memories forever. They remain fresh, as if they just happened & they did, because love knows no distance, time or space.❤"
"Errol, thinking of you & the Easter Sunday we had together, before you passed. It was the sweetest memory of love, laying on your bed with you, eating Easter dinner. My memories & love for you, will always remain vivid, just like it just happened. I love you now and always. Your sister, Melody❤"
"Errol, you are naturally such a part of my Christmas, when I was a child and as an adult. The miles never separated us. I remember the long phone calls, during Christmas time. Mostly, I remember your unconditional love. You walked the talk, in showing your love. You'll always be part of me. Love always, your sister.❤"
"Merry Christmas Errol,
I can still remember all the times you flew in to have Christmas with me
and my family. I enjoyed those times so much and miss you dearly. You
will always be with me every Christmas, and every day of the year. Love
"Happy Thanksgiving Errol,
I am so thankful on this day to have a brother and a friend like you to
have grown up with. The times that we grew up in we will never see again in this country, and what a blessing to have shared it with you.
I will be with you on this day also. LOVE ALWAYS MARVIN"
"Errol, our brother, Mike was in town from Wisconsin this weekend. We talked about you quite a bit and visited your grave today. There was a beautiful red rose silk flower arrangement that looked like it blew near your grave. I arranged it nicely on your gravestone. It's pretty and a beautiful sight, from the road. I put a concrete block on it, in hopes it will stay. You are still with us and always will be. The sound of your voice, things you said, your laugh, are still so fresh and always will be. That's how it is with those we love. Our memories are part of us and we're connected, heart, mind & being. I Love you!!"
I was up in Wisconsin last couple of days, a place that you always
said you liked, as you lived their once before. I was not by a computer
but wished you a Happy Birthday, and I know you heard me as so many
times in the past, as, we were mentally connected. Love always, Marvin"
Hope you are celebrating in your eternal home filled with family and friends who have passed from this world long before you. Party on!
Jim and Donna"
"Errol, August 12th is your birthday. It's the day before & fitting, as you would want the party started early. Tomorrow, in honor of your birthday, I'm participating in a "National No Complaints Day". This is fitting, as you always saw the bright, fun side of things and always knew how to find the humor in things. I will never forget your laugh, your infectious humor, you and our relationship, that was always one of closeness, friendship and unconditional love. Always & Forever, Your Sister Melody"
Your way too early passing has really left an empty place at your family's table. It must be because of that super smile that we all remember so well. Knowing you are missed by so many, hopefully will bring comfort to those you had to leave behind.
Cousin Jimmy and Donna"
"Errol, today is the 2nd anniversary of your passing into heavenly glory. Though it's been 2 years, you will forever remain a part of my heart, mind and soul. I can feel you with me so often and in so many ways. Your closeness will always remain. Thanks for being the best brother a sister could ask for. I love you now and forever."
"Errol, 2 years ago today is the date you requested the last party at your house. You said you wanted to experience the good times, like the old days. What an incredible gift you gave me by doing that. I will always remember the week of March 27th 2013, eating Easter dinner on your bed with you. You knew what unconditional love was and acceptance and understood where people were at and why. You will always remain in my heart, mind and part of me forever. I love you."
"Hi Errol, thinking of you a lot today and missing you. I want you to know
how much I love you, and am always thinking of you every day. You are
always in my heart. Love your brother Marvin."
"Errol, yesterday was Thanksgiving and I thought of you very strongly, as we always talked on the phone Thanksgiving Day for a long time. I'm always thinking of things you would say or do, as I go about my day, especially the funny things, with your crazy sense of humor. Remembered what you said in Vegas, before you passed; that we never had a "falling out" because we accepted each other. I love and miss seeing you, but know you are always with me."
"Hi Errol, I Miss and think of you every day. We had a 90th Birthday
party for Mom at the Drury Lane, the food was great and their were
about 40 people there, she had a great time. Soon we will all be with
you, as we used to say " none of us are getting out of here alive" I Love
you very much an will always be with you every day. LOVE Marvin"
"Happy Birthday Errol, I still have the plaque you gave me when I turned
50 about old timers, an here I turned 70 last week and you 66 both of
of us born in August. I think of you every day and all the fun times when
we were kids.Happy Birthday brother, LOVE ALWAYS, Marvin"
"Errol, today is your birthday & I'm remembering you today & always with Love. . I'm grateful to have had many memories of you being my brother. I think of all the wonderful birthday cards you sent me, picked out with great thought & often, your humor. Your infectious laugh & humor will always stay with me. You live on forever in my heart, mind, soul & the memories will always stay fresh with the impact you've had on my life. I love you."
"Errol, Melissa found a picture tonight of you, with our brother Michael, when you guys were older. It's hard to believe that last year on Easter, I was sitting on your bed when you were so sick, eating Easter dinner with you. I will always cherish that time. You & the time with you was more precious than the finest treasures or jewelry. I'll always remember like it was yesterday."
"April 10th now has a new significance for Uncle Marv as both a birthday and death anniversary. For decades prior to my dad's passing, April 10th was only Donna's birthday. Now it is one anniversary date for two of the people he has loved most in his life. My thoughts are with you, Uncle Marv --"
"By the way, to all who read the last post, Errol's Birthday is August 12th. The Anniversary of his passing is April 10th."
"Hi Errol, Happy Birthday.I sit at my desk everyday and look at your
picture when you were 12 yrs. old an miss you dearly.Time goes by so
fast and I think of us as kids playing baseball, an goofing around. You
will always be with me everyday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Love Marvin"
"I know you are feeling all the love of your family and friends. The time has gone so quickly since you left us. What a wonderful gift of keeping your memory alive through this website. I have never seen another done so well and kept up so beautifully. We think of you often.
Jim and Donna"
I still and will always think of you often...no one could ever match that beautiful laugh of yours...you can't imagine how truly special you really were to me. I miss you everyday! Always and forever, Terri"
"Errol, tomorrow is a year since you passed. I miss your voice, your laugh, our long talks, your sense of humor, your instant reassurances during the storms of life. I miss your carefully picked out cards from a brother to a sister. I will always remember like it was yesterday & you are forever in my heart. Love always, your baby sister, as you called me."
"Errol, thinking of you a lot lately, as this was the time last year we were planning on visiting you for your "final party" you requested at Easter, with family. That party was March 27, 2013, 2 weeks before you passed. I love you & miss you & feel your spirit around me always. Love never dies & we remain part of each other. I Love You now & forever."
"Hi Errol, I sit at my desk looking at your picture when you were 12 yrs.
old and missing you. I miss all the times we shared together, I miss not
seeing you or hearing your voice. I think of you every day, and it hurts
a lot. I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH. Marvin"
"Errol, I have missed you more now than in April, especially since we would have our hours long phone visits over Christmas. There are always signs of you around. We have always recognized loyalty & those who really loved for who we are. I will always cherish our heart-felt talks & closeness, where words weren't needed. Love, your sister, Melody"
"Hi Errol, thinking of you on Christmas Eve, and remembering the times
you flew in from Vegas and spent Christmas with my family.You are
deeply missed, and will never be forgotten, as you are loved so much.
Merry Christmas little Nee Nee, Love Always, Marvin"
"Yesterday was Thanksgiving & I miss you more now than when you passed. Last November, you stayed with me around this time. We always had our phone marathons on Thanksgiving & Christmas. I wanted to talk to you yesterday but couldn't, although I still have your number in my phone. I love you now & always...your sister."
"Hi Errol, wanting to thank on this Veterans Day, as I did in the past when I would call you by telephone.Thanks to you and all Veterans
that served our country.Miss you, Love always Marvin."
"Thank You to Kathleen & to all those who continue to write from time to time & to share memories. It's so comforting to see & read about the people my brother, Errol knew. We shared a special, loving, accepting relationship. Our sense of humor & the fun we had will always remain part of me. Those we love are never lost to us, till one day we are reunited in eternity."
"My sincere condolences to the entire Vestuto Family. I loved Errol since the day we met almost 35 years ago. Am glad we reconnected many times over those years here and in Las Vegas. Wish we all had more time with this wonderful, kind, funny and brilliant man. I'll miss him every day. It was an honor and privilege to know him.
All my love and prayers to you Errol, Love, Kathy"
"Errol, I think of you so much more heartbreakingly; it was last year at this time that you made plans to come in for mom's surprise birthday party. You came in November & stayed with me for a few days. You looked muscular as ever; hard to believe 5 months later, you were gone. I hear your voice, laugh & advice, which will always be part of me. I love you...your baby sister."
"Errol, think of you all the time. Just read Evelyn's tribute & have been enjoying family reunions, which you told us to always keep doing. Remember you telling me that during your final weeks in Vegas. You said to do get-togethers often & not to wait for something "like this"...meaning your cancer & things like it. We love you & you're always with us, even in all our recent gatherings."
"Thinking of you Uncle Errol ! You pop into my head all the time. Mel fell while out for her run yesterday and hurt herself pretty bad. Mel and I were talking about what you would have said had you still been here. I am certain after you were sure she was ok, you would have come up with something witty to say to cheer her up and make her laugh !!"
"RIP cousin Errol"
"Errol, it's been 5 mts. since you passed & I feel you around more now than ever for some reason. I feel like you're never that far away & know in my heart that you remain around your loved ones. Nothing will take away the fact that you are a part of us. I often relive those precious times we had with you Easter week & all the quality time & words spoken, laughs & tears. I love You."
"Thinking of Errol and his family today. Errol told us that our meeting was not an accident and that he doesn't believe in coincidence. I keep praying for him. In the Byzantine Catholic Church we pray "Blessed repose and eternal memory, grant to him, O Lord." It's obvious here that his memory is going strong!! I'm looking forward to seeing him again in the next life -hugs to all his family."
Grandma, Mel and Melissa and I started the day at the cemetery where we could be closer to you. I always feel like your with me though. I can still hear your laugh and that little smirk you used to do. We were also laughing about the time you gave Mel the ex-lax bar!! And she ate the whole thing and Grandma had to call the dr."
"A special day and so many memories for many family and friends.
There is something very special about being remembered and I'm sure
given the opportunity you would send hugs to everyone."
"Happy Birthday Uncle Errol. You were always private and kept things to yourself yet you managed to touch us all with the little things about you. You never wanted to be the one who received attention or be the focal point but it's hard to do when today is your day. You are probably enjoying the day by hustling at a game of pool or simply making people smile with your infectious laugh."
"Even though I got the plaque to keep with me at home, I was astonished how PERFECTLY it fit the indention. As soon as I placed the plaque there, I felt like your strong desire to have it was satisfied, and I was filled with immense joy. But then I choked up as I started walking through rows and rows of other tombstones looking for a similar divot and found NONE. It must have been God..."
"Happy Birthday, Dad. When I visited your grave on Father's Day, I brought with me a glass plaque made in your memory. Originally, I just wanted to show you the plaque and then bring it back home, although I got a strong feeling like you wanted to have it yourself as I walked towards your grave. I didn't see how this was possible until I noticed a huge sunken divot about your tombstone..."
"Happy Birthday Errol, I will be sending several photos I have when we were kids.I rember when you first moved to Vegas you bought me Rush
Limbaughs first book as we both liked him, and I had a cannoli cake delivered to your house.You said it was hard to get Italian bakery, as we always sent presents.Love Always little Nee Nee, Marvin"
"Errol, today is your birthday. You would've gotten your petite fours from me or other sweet treat in the mail. We would've talked on the phone. I'm visiting the cemetery & having breakfast out in remembrance of you & the day. I never need reminders of you though. You are always in my heart, mind, soul & thoughts. I heard our song this morning, "Feel This Moment." I love you always."
"Errol, we just went to a family reunion with all the cousins & I felt like you were there also & you were cuz you're part of us. It felt like grandma & grandpa Vestuto were there, cuz it was the same group when we'd have parties in their basement. Those missing, were not & never will be. I love you & know you're always near:)"
"Hi Errol, its August and both of our birthdays this month mine today and
yours on the 12th. We used to talk about us being born as Leos, and would exchange gifts and cards. You sent beautiful cards that said not
only that I was your brother, but best friend.I Miss you, Love Marvin."
"Errol, this morning, I woke up at 3:20AM. In my mind, I saw you clearly, like you were at mom's Birthday party in November. I felt like you were next to me. It was pleasant. I got in the car, turned the radio on & immediately "Feel This Moment" played, the song I'll always associate with you, as I heard it with you a lot those final weeks. I feel you're always with me, forever."
"I can't tell you how many people I have told about this website and what a wonderful job all of you have done especially you Michael Jr. It's always so special to get an e-mail telling me another tribute or photo has been added. Reading your messages warms my heart and makes me feel closer to all of you even to those I have never met."
"Errol, got a sign from you the other day.Took your watch in to put in
a battery.Jeweler said it wasnt the battery and would be expensive to
fix.I picked up the watch (still not working) took it home. AS SOON AS I
put it on it started working, 4 days now. LOVE MARVIN"
"Errol, you could never be forgotten. There are so many things that happen in the course of a day & I can almost hear your advice or your laugh or you "egging" me on in some way, like you were so famous for doing. I will never forget your infectious laugh. Thank God, you are in our genes/DNA & thus, live on in us always. You are & always will be a part of us."
"Judit Crow, thank you for what you said about my brother, Errol & for your prayers. Errol had wonderful spiritual things happen the last week of his life & I know he is at peace in His Eternal Home. God Bless you for writing & letting us know that you knew Errol & your memories of him. He is missed but is forever in our hearts."
"I just found this site and would like to leave a note for Errol's family. I am so sorry for your loss. I only met Errol once in August 2012 through GeoHolidays, but he made a lasting impression on me and my husband. He shared his life story and encouraged us to spend family time together. I continue to pray for him + you. May you all be close to God and may God grant him blessed repose!"
"Hi Errol, thinking of you on this fourth of July and times I used to call
you and told you that I Loved you, and thanked you for serving our
country. I miss those many long conversation we used to have. I miss
you, an you will never be forgotten.Love Always, Marvin"
"Every day, I'm reminded of you. A friend from high school, e-mailed me today saying he heard about you & what a good friend you were. Thought of the socks we buried you in & you teased me about in November when you were home, cuz I was too cheap to buy a pair for myself & you told me how warm they are & they had a lifetime guarantee. YOU are with me all my lifetime."
"Errol, you still and will always be forever in my heart...I can still hear your laughter in my mind, and oh how we laughed together so many times... and I am grateful for that because it changed my life...just knowing you was a blessing! When I was down your laugh picked me up! and it still does....it will never leave me and neither will the memories. Forever in my heart! Terri"
"Errol, heard that song we always laughed about yesterday, "Who can it be now?" I remember we would laugh about the part...who's gonna be knockin at my door...if you do you'll knock all day." So many fond memories & laughs & I can still hear your laugh & always will. Today at the gym, I heard the song, "Feel this moment", a little sad, cuz that's the song I associate with the last weeks."
"Errol, I will really be missing your birthday card tomorrow. Every year, you took the time to pick out the right card for your sister & I loved it & anticipated it coming. You would've done something unique to mark my 50th. I will never forget & have your cards to lovingly, often with a laugh or tear, to look back on. I love you always."
"Me & mom went to the cemetery today & saw that your permanent headstone came in. Love the part that says, "Always in our hearts." Found a pretty piece of redwood near the stone that I feel was your gift of my early birthday gift. I took it home & put it with my garden ornaments. Also the book I ordered; "Journey to Heaven" came in the Fed Ex truck; your way you brought my b-day present:)"
"To everyone who has made this website so special. I thank you for doing such a good job of keeping Errol's memory alive.
"Thinking of you very strongly on Memorial Day, as we often talked on that day. Your service in Vietnam is not the main thing, though. It's the deep love I will always have for you in my heart, as your little sister. I remember you always called me "baby" & would end each phone call with, "okay, baby, I love you." You are forever part of us:)"
"Errol, on this veterans day I still have the letter you sent me from viet
nam in 1971, an remember how worried I was at that time.I will keep
this letter always with me as I will all the memories we shared.To a
special vet on veterans day.Love Always, Marvin"
"Errol....I think of you everyday, you just seem to always be on my mind and will always be in my heart and in my prayers. You will always and forever be my special friend......It's just not the same here without you. It will never be the same......Love, Terri"
"Heard some 50's music that reminded me of you & could see you "singing along" like I remembered & talking about how those really were the good old days when people knew what was important & families gathered together. You bringing us all together in your final weeks was a great reminder of how precious all that is. As Memorial Day approaches, my memories of you are strong & always will be."
"Errol, went to the cemetery to see my wife for mothers day and I
remember you crying and said you saw angels around her the day she passed away,my daughter reminded me of that. Its no coincidence
that you passed away April 10th on her birthday.She loved you much as you did her.Love Always, Marvin"
"It's Mother's Day today & we went to the cemetery yesterday. Mom stayed in the car, while me & Evelyn went to your grave. It's a beautiful spot with your own tree. Evelyn & I laughed at some of the other trees & said thank God you have a nice tree, cuz we could see you laughing at some of the other puny trees. Your sense of humor, we always derive comfort from."
"Errol, I remember how unselfish you were Easter week when we visited, wanting to say all the things that were on your heart...remember you calling me into your room & telling me what a good mom I was because all 5 of my kids were a testimony to me. Told you I made many mistakes but you said that over-all you admired my raising them. I always felt good around you:)"
""Errol, It's just so hard to understand why the best people in the world go so soon...I think of you everyday, and I know we will meet again, a day I look forward too. Forever in my heart, my secret and most special friend. Until then...Blessings, Terri"
"Errol, you've been gone a month already, but really, you're not gone. I feel you are always with me & will always remain so. I saw a bird sitting on the bench in the backyard today & had a good laugh, remembering how much you loved that crazy bird song & sang it so well. Also remembered your favorite bird, "Pudgy.""
"Errol, I think about you every day, and pleased with all people
that are responding to your site, i am sure their are many others as you were loved by all.My son Marvin was talking to me last night an crying as he didnt get to see you, but talked to you by phone, as he adored his uncle.He reminded me about him staying with you.Love Marv & Son"
"Melody please call me (702) 355-5635. Terri"
"It's so heartwarming to see & receive e-mails alerting me that more people have paid tribute to my brother, Errol. I would love to know how you knew him, if you could let me know. Was just thinking today that my 50th birthday is in June & Errol would've carefully picked me out the perfect card & no doubt, do something silly/crazy to his baby sister, marking the occasion."
"To one of the most wonderful people I have ever known! you will be missed very much Errol... forever in my heart! Terri"
"Thank you ''Godfather'' for your help along the way. You are a legend and will be missed. I did shed tears for you today. Sarah Bailey"
"Errol, just looked at all the photos again & was overcome with sadness that those moments, going forward, have to be lived out in my memories. My heart still aches & I'm reminded of what you said to me those last days: Your loved ones & time together creating memories are what matters. I love you now & always, through eternity."
"I love the pictures that have been posted. My prayers and thoughts are with the family and YES he was a great friend and so much fun to have known him! God's blessings to all of you!!"
"Errol, it's almost the end of April & I love all the people that have written, still, expressing their condolences & how they knew you. They remind me of your encouraging, supportive, upbeat nature, what a great Pool player you were, how much fun you always were, what a great friend you were. This I know, as you've been an awesome friend & brother"
"Errol, was driving around today an listening to all the old songs of the fittys & sixtys and thinking of you and the hours an hours we talked on the phone.We talked about that we grew up in the best times of this country.I thought of the thousands of hours we spent shooting pool.I saw you smile several times today.You will be with me every day.Love you always little brother, Marvin"
"I want to thank everyone for their contributions & memories of my brother Errol. They are such a comfort & balm for the soul. God Bless you all. Thanks also to my wonderful nephew, Michael who got this started & did so much for Errol & was more like a son to him in all ways & was a great comfort to Errol, making his final earthly days comforting & loving for him"
"Errol was a good friend of my brother Don.found Errol sleeping on our couch lots of times.nice guy."
"Errol, I will continue to write in this memorial. Though we buried you almost a week ago, our thoughts, memories, & you living in our hearts will always remain fresh. You will always remain a part of all of us who know & love you. My Love Always & Forever...Your sister, Melody"
"How sad we were to hear the news of Errol's passing. We didn't see each other very often but the times we did left us with happy memories. Unfortunately we didn't know about his illness and for that we are even more devastated. His sense of humor and wild, fun loving ways will always be with us. Love Jim and Donna"
"My love goes out to his love and woman Susie and family"
"It has been awhile since we talked but Errol was always a good friend. To the Vestuto family, my condolences."
We shared my special moments, like when I was 19 an you were 15 an I bought my first car, my 1964 Ford convertible.You an I drove home from allegra ford in cicero, an all the way home you kept saying what a beautiful car it was.We shared this special time as kids, like so many others.You will always be with me, every day.LOVE MARVIN"
"I have such fond memories of Errol.. He was by far the best pool player that I have ever met.. My condolences to the Vestuto family.."
"My heart goes out to the Vestuto family. Errol and I go back to Bryan Junior High School. He was so much fun in class. I stayed in touch through high school. I was at his wedding and shortly after I moved to Florida and lost touch he was such a good guy and had a good heart. RIP old friend.....Gods blessing to you and your entire family.
"My heart goes out to all the Vestutos for the loss of a son and brother and an uncle. May be rest in peace and have no more suffering"
"Errol, you will always be a part of my life forever as you were more than a brother but like a son to me as I was 6 an you were 2 and I started teasing you and calling you little NEE NEE.I taught you how to shoot pool, play baseball, basketball, and all sports, as we both loved sports.My brother(son) I love you DEARLY. Love always Marvin"
My funny uncle who made my childhood FUN . I will always remember your sense of humor and most of all your laugh, which was so contagious. I will carry you with me daily as you remain always in my heart. I miss you and love you.. your neice and little sister, Ev"
What can I say? My heart breaks for a brother who is and always will be a huge part of me. You will never be forgotten, will always be in my heart, mind & soul & memories, just like it was yesterday. We really did say it all, didn't we? Especially in those last weeks. All My Love Always, Melody"
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