Chapel Hill Gardens South Funeral Home & Cemetery

11333 South Central Ave, Oak Lawn, IL


Edward R. Muscarella

October 27, 1948March 4, 2020

Edward R. Muscarella, age 71, of Oak Lawn, IL, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2020 with his loving family at his side.

Ed is the loving husband of Beverly (nee Christ) Muscarella; beloved father to Michelle (Salvador) Francisco, Ronald Murray, Jr., Katie (David) Villalobos, Edward Muscarella, David Muscarella, John Muscarella, and Julie Muscarella; cherished grandfather to Nathan, Katelyn, Aliya, Alex, Maya, Kristen, Kaylah, Kendall, Edward, Darian; great grandfather to Harrison; treasured brother to Virginia (Maurice) VandenEykel and Steve Muscarella; uncle and faithful and loyal friend to many.

Ed honorably served in the United States Coast Guard. He retired from Madison Paper Company as a millwright for over 30 years of service. Faithful and active member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Worth. Ed loved riding his motorcycle with his wife and traveling the entire United States, camping along the way. He also belonged to Gold Wing Motorcycle Group. Ed enjoyed sports of all kinds, especially softball, bowling, golfing, volleyball, and fishing. Ed had many talents such as woodworking, glass art, painting and gardening. Ed was a super handy man, jack of all trades. He could fix anything, including a broken heart.

Visitation will be Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 3:00-9:00 pm at Chapel Hill South Funeral Home (11333 S. Central Ave.; Oak Lawn, IL 60453). And again on Monday, March 9, 2020 from 10:00 am until the time of his funeral at 11:00 am at St. Mark Lutheran Church (11007 S. 76th Ave.; Worth, IL 60482). He will be laid to rest in Chapel Hill Gardens South Cemetery.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 8, 2020
  • Visitation Monday, March 9, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 9, 2020
  • Graveside Service Monday, March 9, 2020


Edward R. Muscarella

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Richard Printz

March 15, 2020

Bev, sorry to learn of Eds passing we did enjoy the many rides together. He will be missed.

Rich & Carol Peintz

Pam & Len Bryan

March 10, 2020

Beverly and Katie, we are grateful that we came to know you while Len was in ICU in the room next to Ed. We never got to know Ed personally, but felt a connection to him through the conversations we had with you. We are so sorry for your loss and wish you and your family strength through this difficult time. May happy memories of Ed keep a smile in your hearts forever.

karen and mike (Young)Thauer

March 7, 2020

Prayers of comfort to the family at this time of loss. So glad to had caught up with Eddie, sharing the "old days of the Homan kids" memories and stories.....continue to make those lawnmower bikes, and fixing cars with my Dad

Vernon Watt

March 7, 2020

Bev, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Wish we could be there but we are in Florida now. Will always remember Ed and you for all the great miles we traveled together. Especially your honeymoon trip we shared with you. May God give you comfort at this sad time. Ed suffers no more.
Vernon and Carolyn

Theresa Atilano

March 6, 2020

We meet Ed & Bev at Woodhaven Lakes around 1986, we were friends instantly. Ed was a great friend, but also a extreme generous to us. He fulfilled my husband last wishes and made lasting memories for all of us. He will be greatly missed, thank you Ed for coming into our lives and making it a better place.

Michelle Francisco

March 6, 2020

There is so much to say, so many thoughts. To sum it all up, we bought Pops a shirt one year... "Papa, the Man, the Myth, the Legend...

Walt and Jan Luckow

March 6, 2020

The first time we met you both was on a dayride; where exactly I don't remember. You guys decided to join the Gypsy Wheels for a day of fun. You guys came riding up on a Purple Trike with great big smiles on your faces. I remember thinking to myself I'm gonna like these two. Walt began to tease Ed about riding a purple bike and Ed replied "What the heck? I love her!" with a big old grin on his face. (He had the best smile too) We all laughed and went on to have an absolutely beautiful day of sunshine on the road. I know you and your family will cherish all the beautiful memories you've made together. May they keep your heart full and give you peace.

Alice Karr

March 5, 2020

RIP Ed Muscarella... my condolences to his children, Ed, David, John, Julie and his grandkids Eddie, Darian and Colin.

Brenda Johnsen

March 5, 2020

I will never forget our Gold Wing rides, especially when Ed and Bev took care of me after my mishap on our Memorial Day trip! Love you both! Hugs!

Linda Rizzo

March 5, 2020

Met Ed when he became Building and Grounds Director. I worked in the office. In a short period of time he had St. Mark ship shape. Walls were painted, carpets were cleaned. Windows were washed and repaired as needed. Flowers were planted at the entrance to the church...a garden was planted in back. Stained glass windows were cleaned and repaired. Clutter was gone. Everything had a place and everything was put in its place. I worked in the office. A file was added to the computer detailing all the necessary things required to keep the church building and the comfort of the members in top condition. Walls were painted, batteries were replaced as needed in alarms, smoke detectors, fans. Stained glass windows were washed, and labels printed so the windows could be opened properly... without incident. There are three buildings...and he had them all sparkling. He will be missed by everyone who had the privilege to know him. Much love and hugs to Bev and all the Muscarella's. Linda Rizzo. (former church secretary/office manager.)