Condolence & Memory Journal

Igg's, I will find you wherever you are or when we come back we will meet again. You will know it's me because I will have a big bear hug for you, then I will kick your butt for making me cry. Your friend for eternity. Gen,
Paul Green,

Posted by Paul Green - Antioch, IL - Friend   December 06, 2018

Paul was my best friend during some very formative years in our teens and early 20's. We pretty much did everything together back then including jobs we held, friends we had, girls we chased, a house we rented with Louie, and of course road trips. We took a couple of epic road trips in my old '55 Dodge (easily over 12,000 miles in total) that routed us through the wonderful hospitality of Paul's Aunt and Uncle's home, The Green's house along with all the cousins. Each time we showed up on their doorstep they took us in like long lost family, fed us, put us up, and always showed us a very nice time. Very special people! Paul and I went our separate ways when I joined the Navy. Much later he told me he had been ticked off I didn't get him to go with me when I went to sign up with the recruiter. I guess I figured that was one choice we should make alone. We saw each other on infrequent occasions after I got of the Navy because I moved away first to Boston, then Pittsburgh, and eventually to Texas(I've lived and raised my family there for the past 30 years) but each time we did get to spend a little time with each other our friendship was like nothing had changed. We just got along really well. Must be something between our families since my Brother Jeff and Paul's brother John have also been lifelong friends going back to J&J's bike repairs before they had drivers licenses. I'm really sorry I missed the Birthday party John through for Paul when he turned 65. Turns out that would have been a last chance to see him. We had been texting back and forth shortly before Thanksgiving and he never said a word about not feeling well. I will miss my friend and cherish the memories of all the great times we had together. I'm sure he's wearing a bright bandana and riding his bike right now.

Posted by Phil GUNDERSON - Granbury, TX - Friend   December 05, 2018

My sympathy to the Lanvit family. Igg's was a good man an I'm the better for having known him and the lanvit family. I always felt welcome in the house on Pittsburgh.

Posted by Louis Parochelli - Taylors, SC   December 05, 2018

To The Lanvit family my sympathy for the loss of Iggy. A great friend to all.I am the better for having known him.Have many fond memories of Him and the Lantvit family.I was always welcome, It helped me in troubled times.

Posted by louis parochelli - Taylors, SC   December 05, 2018

I remember seeing Paul working on Xerox equipment at clients with a smile on his face.

Deepest sympathy to the family.

Madonna

Posted by Madonna Radun - Wayne,, IL   December 05, 2018

I FONDLY REMEMBER TEACHING PAUL HOW TO PLAY A FEW SONGS ON HIS FARFISA SO HE COULD PERFORM W/ HIS BAND . WATCHED THEM THRU THE BASEMENT WINDOW OF ST FRANCIS BORGIA SCHOOL. I SAW HIM ON INDIAN BOUNDARY GOLF COURSE A FEW YRS AGO WALKING MY DOG. RIP IGGY.

Posted by PETE GOLEN GOLEN - Lake Villiage, in., IN - Family Friend   December 05, 2018

I will always cherish all the laughs and fun Iggy would spread throughout. Wherever he went. He was a true spirit that God put on this earth. His mission from God- Make people laugh. We love you Iggs and we are sad that you are not here, but you are back home with God. He wanted you back. Thank You for all you've given us. Love,Serene

Posted by Serene Manis - Des Plaines, IL   December 05, 2018

My condolences to the Lantvit family. May God continue to comfort you.

Posted by Melissa Bennett - Carpentersville, IL - Friend   December 05, 2018

Iggy your the best buddy anyone could have. I hope you found a winning slot machine in heaven. Find a good golf course we can play for when we meet again.

Posted by Jim Tuohy - Schiller Park, IL - Friend   December 04, 2018