Eugene L. Kummerer, Jr.


Deacon Eugene L. Kummerer, Jr, ordained May 11, 2019; cherished son of Margaret nee Berry and Eugene, Sr; loving brother of Brian (Karrie), Jeff (Wendy), Richard (Stephanie) and Mary Pat (Jeff) Lunkes; adoring uncle of Sara, Katie, Tillie, Samantha, Jenna, Brittany, Alison, Megan, Jack, Mackenzie and Molly; dear nephew of Patricia Berry and the late Rosemarie Giannini; fond cousin of many; Visitation Tuesday 10:00 AM until Mass of Christian Burial 12:00 PM at St. Pascal Church (Melvina & Irving Park Rd). Entombment All Saints Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society. For info 773-777-3944 or

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02/07/2023 - 02/07/2023

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26 thoughts on “Eugene L. Kummerer, Jr.”

  1. Gene, I am at lost for words, and I am sure there are many more just like me feeling this exact emotion right now. Buddy, I going to miss you at work and the way you structured you words of wisdom and compassionate conversation with those within your presence. Your passion and dedication for helping others and your faith in the lord Jesus Christ keeps me at peace that you are now home in the kingdom heavens flapping your wings. Your family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers as they are unfathomably grieving your great lost in such an unexpected departure. Forever in our hearts and memories, your Walgreens comrade James Span

  2. I would like to extend heartfelt condolences to the friends, family, parishioners and my former co-workers at Walgreens on the passing of our beloved Gene. His Team Spirit will never be forgotten. As a Chicago transplant in Arizona, Gene would always provide me with pieces of home from the weather to Portillos. His loving-kindness will truly be missed.

    With kind regards,

    Brenda L. Stovall

  3. Gene will truly be missed. His impact on our department and company is immeasurable. His humble demeanor, words of encouragement and willingness to serve was truly a testament to his walk with Christ. I am eternally grateful to have met him.
    May the God of all comfort and peace, comfort his family during this time of bereavement.
    Warm regards,
    Tyronica Henderson
    Training Manager, Walgreens Centralized Services

  4. My sincere condolences on Gene’s passing. He was a wonderful person, a delight to work with and an amazing friend. I met Gene when we began working together about seven years ago, and remained in touch after I moved on to another company. His humor, and delightful personality made him so fun to work with, and a big hit with all those who were lucky to be in one of his classes. His gift for instructional design, made him well respected and a valuable member of the team. I will truly miss my friend, his sudden passing is a shock and as we grieve his passing, it is a comfort to know that he is with our heavenly Father.

  5. Gene a blessing to ST Pascal and the community will be missed Greatly there to give a helping hand in any way he could, Rest in Peace with the LORD ,

  6. Gene will be greatly missed and in our prayers. He gave a memorable homily 2 weeks ago at the Saturday evening mass. He concluded it that all of us here at mass today had been “Called” in some way, at sometime.

  7. Gene was an inspiration and a friend !!! Heaven is now even a better place !!! Gene say Hi to Lester fjor me !!!!
    Steve Kolasa

  8. So sorry for your loss, sending prayers and hugs for strength to The entire family during these difficult times

  9. My condolences to the friends, family and colleagues of Gene. He really managed to shine and share his kindness, succeeding in the only thing that matters: touching many hearts. I went to college with Gene, and we knew each other through the rough and tumble years of our youth. What fine person he was. Miss him much. Blessing to everybody.

  10. Brian and family- thinking of you during this most difficult time. You are in out thoughts and prayers. Much love…

    Cousin Michele, Keith, Emily, and Kennedy Barr

  11. Our deepest condolences extended to the entire family. As you grieve, please know you will remain in our thoughts & prayers.
    Sending hugs & healing wishes.

  12. My deepest condolences to family and friends. I had the pleasure of working with Gene for several years; I enjoyed talking with him and listening to his words of wisdom. His love for his church, family, and friends shined through in all conversations. I enjoyed the selfie he shared of him and the snow and his weather updates. I will genuinely miss his sweet personality. I’m praying for peace and comfort for the family. Heaven gained a beautiful soul.

  13. Having worked with Gene for the past 8 years, I can say he was truly admirable. Such an amazing person and very humble. Always willing to help and listen. My deepest condolences to his family and all loved ones. May you find peace in all the loving memories created.

  14. Big Brother, If I could have a lifetime wish, a wish that would come true, I would want to wish with all my heart for yesterday and you.Our heart aches with sadness, our tears flow, for what it means to lose you so soon.You were too welled loved to ever be forgotten. So its Goodbye for now, we know its not forever, nor the end, Its simple means we’ll miss you….until we meet again .
    XOXO……Brian,Jeff, Ric and Mary Pat

  15. I was in shock and so heartbroken to hear about Gene’s sudden passing. I’ve had the privilege of knowing Gene through working at the rectory for many years. He was a kind and compassionate man, who has dedicated his life to helping others in their time of need. I am grateful for his friendship and kindness throughout the years and during my cancer treatments. I will miss his humor and thoughtfulness, especially during Christmastime. Gene would always send me a big box of chocolates every year. Gene’s faith was an unshakable one, even until the very end. I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the Kummerer family, Saint Vincent De Paul, and the St. Pascal congregation. There is certainly going to be a deep void at St. Pascal. Heaven is a better place because he is there.
    Gene, I will miss you immensely.
    Sending healing prayers and peace, Jenica Nieves

  16. We are very saddened to hear about Deacon Gene’s passing. He was a kind and thoughtful man who touched many lives, including ours. Deacon Gene was dedicated to his faith. He will be missed by all who knew him. Our deepest condolences to the Kummerer family, as well as the S.V.D.P and St. Pascal family. We share in your sadness and are sending prayers of peace and healing.
    Sincerely, The Nieves Family

  17. Gene was a wonderful and kind-hearted person. He was an excellent trainer and great friend. There are a lot of people that are going to miss him. I hope his family find comfort and peace knowing that he is with The Heavenly Father now.

  18. Thank you for having this video feed of the funeral. He was a great friend for so many years and it is good see how much love and feeling he brought to everyone.

  19. To Gene’s family, friends and parishioners, I send my sympathy and I am sorry that I could not attend the services. I would like to share a few of my memories of Gene. I met Gene when he and I were 17 year old college freshman assigned to live on a floor of mainly older students, along with our mutual friend Steve Greenfield. We immediately bonded over our shared identity of being New York City newcomers raised far away in big Catholic families and being assigned to work study jobs in the college cafeteria. I quickly came to appreciate his quick wit, ironic sense of humor and kindness. Almost immediately, Gene broadened my appreciation of modern music and introduced me to the downtown NYC music scene, including shows at CBGB’s and the Palladium. Among other adventurers fit to print, I recall a Mets-Cubs baseball game, going to see the Pope at Yankee Stadium and a Thanksgiving dinner at the Cattleman restaurant after watching the inflation of the Macy’s balloons.
    Although we saw each other infrequently after Gene moved out of New York a year or two after college, we stayed in consistent touch over the decades since. I was always struck by Gene’s passion for his hometown that was always on display when I visited Chicago. My wife Susan and I particularly recall a night of blues and jazz clubs and dive bars that made us feel like we were more than mere tourists.
    On those visits and indeed the entire time I knew him, Gene’s love for his family always was strongly evident. I know that you feel his loss deeply but, hope that you can take comfort in knowing that he loved you and lived a good life. .

  20. My deepest condolences to Deacon Gene’s family. Gene and I went through the diaconate program together. You are truly missed. Rest in Peace My Brother. Blessings, Deacon Dr. Nick Andriacchi

  21. My condolences to the entire Kummerer family. I feel privileged to have known him as Geno. I will always remember his welcoming smile and how cool I thought his name was 😉 My heart breaks for you all but Geno would not want any one to be sad. Cheers to a beautiful soul who is there to watch over all of you. -Suzanne

  22. My prayers and sympathy are with the Kummerer family. I pray the memories you shared bring some comfort during this difficult time. Gene will be missed by so many. He had so many wonderful qualities, he gave so much. He was our teacher our friend. He was kind, caring, generous, loving, and a man who believed in God. Our community, our Pascal family, St. Vincent DePaul Society has suffered such a great loss. Gene was such an instrumental part of so many ministries. He was meant so much to so many of us. He was so welcoming when I joined St Vincent De Paul! Gene I will miss your hugs. lol I knew you would get use to my hugging up bringing. I will miss reaching out to you, especially when I needed an emergency prayer. I will miss seeing you, I will miss you. Gene, rest in eternal peace in Gods Kingdom. Although you are not here on earth with us, I have no doubt you will be our angel watching from above. With love and sympathy, Kim Rykal Rohskothen

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