Edmund Pudlo

May 26, 2019 GMT

Edmund M. Pudlo, 91, of Bourbonnais, passed away Wednesday (May 22, 2019) at the Illinois Veterans Home at Manteno.

He was born June 20, 1927, in Chicago, the son of Louis and Apolonia Kroll Pudlo.

Edmund married Regina Samborski on April 11, 1953, at St. Fidelis Catholic Church in Chicago.

He was a graduate of DePaul University, having earned a BS in chemistry. Edmund retired from Valspar, where he was a senior chemist for the industrial coating division and the head of R&D for the Midwest. He has several patents in his name.

Edmund was a member of the American Chemical Society. He had a talent for wood finishing and completed many projects around their family’s home. He enjoyed bowling and was avid Bridge player.


He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force. He was part of the V2 Rocket Project in White Sands, N.M.

Edmund was a parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bradley.

Surviving are his wife, Regina Pudlo, of Bourbonnais; three sons, Robert John Pudlo, of Aurora, Richard George and Denise Pudlo, of Fenton, Mo., and Raymond Thomas Pudlo, of Loves Park; and five grandchildren, Austin Pudlo, Danielle Pudlo, Brian Pudlo, Evan Pudlo and Eric Pudlo.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one daughter, Roxanne Marie Pudlo; and one granddaughter, Jenna Marie Pudlo.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais. A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bradley. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Kankakee.

Memorials may be made to the Illinois Veterans Home at Manteno or Hospice of Kankakee Valley.

Please sign his online guestbook at clancygernon.com.