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Donald L. Bechard - 90

4/7/1927 - 2/23/2018

Chicago Heights

Donald L. Bechard, age 90. Longtime Chicago Heights resident. U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII. Retired after over 30 years of service to the City of Chicago Heights as Director of Emergency Services, while also working many years as a Photographer for the Star Publications. Proud member of the Chicago Heights Kiwanis Club and the St. Agnes Knights of Columbus. Husband of Sarah nee Faso. Father of Michael (Sweden) Bechard, Michelle (Randall) Selvaggio and Cheryl (Brad Sprague) Bechard. Grandfather of Michael, Matthew, Sara, Samantha, Alyssa, Nicolas, Alana, Joseph, Alex, Alexandra and Elena. Brother in law of Phil “Butch” (Carol) Faso. Dear uncle and friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Tuesday February 27th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Wednesday 9:15 AM to St. Agnes Church, 1501 Chicago Rd., Chicago Heights. Mass 10:00 AM. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. 708-481-9230 or


Tuesday February 27, 2018 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Wednesday February 28, 2018 Mass 10:00 AM St Agnes Church, 1501 Chicago Road, Chicago Heights


  • Julie Brown

    on 02/24/18

    Sorry to hear about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers to the whole family.
  • Renee Thompson

    on 02/25/18

    Mike, Shelly & Cheryl, We are so very sorry for your loss. Your Dad was one of a kind! He loved each of you so much! We pray your many, many memories will help you through this difficult time. Your kids were all so lucky to have had their Grandfather in their lives! We are praying you find peace through this horrible pain. He and your Mom are watching over all of you and are so proud of the job they did raising such amazing people. In Sympathy, Renee, Mike, Bailey & Dylan
  • R. Ross

    on 03/01/18

    My heartfelt condolences to the Bechard Family for the loss of your dear love one Donald. May Jehovah, the “God of all comfort” continue to provide your family the strength to endure during this very difficult time....Psalm 55:22 and 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4.

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