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Michael T. DeLord

April 12, 1963November 2, 2020

Michael T. DeLord, 57 of Wheeling was born April 12, 1963 in Des Plaines to Ernest and Helen (Hayes) DeLord and passed away November 2, 2020 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Michael was the loving father of Michelle DeLord; dear brother of Pamela Wagner, Marsha (Steve) Passannante, Donna DeLord, Ernest (June) DeLord, Dianna Ehrenfried, Timothy (Theresa) DeLord and the late Mary (James) O’Shea and fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will gather at 9:30 AM Saturday, November 14, 2020 at St. Alphonsus Liguori Church, 411 N. Wheeling Road, Prospect Heights for a Memorial Mass at 10:00 AM. Entombment will follow at All Saints Cemetery.

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Tim De Lord

November 13, 2020

To my little brother. You fought so hard, to try to beat this...but came up short. Sometimes, I think things in life, are just not fair. You were a good father, a good person, with nothing but a heart of gold. You had many of our fathers qualities, but god has other plans for you. Forgive me for acting selfish...but I just don't want to see you go. I know you no longer, will be in pain. You deserve to be pain free. I know, you no longer, will be frustrated, by things you can not control. You never deserved to be short changed on anything in your life Michael. I know, right now, your finally, in a safe place, seated next to mom, dad, and our sister. Our family has gained another guardian angel, on our side. I will forever remember you kindness, love, and care, you shared with so many people. One of many AWESOME qualities, you had brother. I love you. I will miss you so much! You will always be on my mind. God bless.
Tim

Judith Amberg

November 9, 2020

Dear Michelle, Dianna, Pam, Marsha, Donna, Ernest, and Tim,

As the Director of Alumni Relations Emeritus, I offer you the sympathy and prayers of the Saint Viator High School/Sacred Heart of Mary community, as well as my own, as you celebrate the life of your father and brother, and as you deal with the loss of his physical presence. I was touched by your heartfelt posts on the Tribute Wall praising Mike, a man with an “incredibly generous heart”…who “fought so hard to overcome this horrible disease…a good guy, a hard worker and, most of all, a loving father.”

As I read your words it was clear to me that Mike was “always loved and will be missed” and I was reminded of a reading from the book of Sirach.

“Let us praise an illustrious man,
faithful to his family and friends, strong in his love.
At peace in his heart and his world,
he has left us his good name, and we recount his life of praiseworthy deeds.
A generous man his good works will never be forgotten.
Among his family and friends there remains a rich inheritance born of him….
His name lives on from generation to generation.
We gather to sing his praises.
We will proclaim his wisdom and love of life all our days.”

Our hearts go out to you as you move through your journey of grief. We pray for you as you share the stories, laugh and cry, and find ways to celebrate Mike and the love you shared.

May knowing that Mike is “at peace with the Lord and in the company of [your] Mom and Dad/[Grandmother/Grandfather] give you comfort.

May the knowledge your father/brother lives on in your goodness give you peace and hope!

Take care and God bless you with the gifts you most need!
Judy

Judith Wampach Amberg - Saint Viator High School Director of Alumni Relations Emeritus

Marsha Passannante

November 9, 2020

Mike.... I’m incredibly sorry for all you went through, it broke all of our hearts...God Bless you and bring you peace. You will always be our baby brother with an incredibly generous heart! R. I. P. Love you

Pamela Wagner

November 7, 2020

My little brother fought so hard to overcome this horrible disease. He will always be rememberd as a good guy, a hard worker and, most of all, a loving father. Rest in peace hon.

Dianna Ehrenfried

November 5, 2020

It was so hard to watch you go, but even harder to see you suffering! I know you are at peace with the Lord and in the company of Mom and Dad. Say hello to Tommy, and know that you were always loved and will be missed!
Di

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