Spotlight Honors

Simon "Bud" Vancina Veteran

Simon “Bud” Vancina   

United States Marine Corp.   1955-1959  

Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego

Camp Pendleton, California Marine base

Mr. Vancina was sent to Okinawa, Japan for two tours as well as Luzon, Philippines.   After San Diego boot camp, Bud was sent to Camp Pendleton for advanced infantry training specializing in 30 mm water cooled machine guns and 80 mm mortars.   While in Okinawa Japan he was assigned to a weapons company where he spent 18 months.  Also, during his tour of duty, Mr. Vancina spent time on an aircraft carrier, USS Philippine Sea.   He spent the final portion of his assignment at the Great Lakes Naval Academy as a Sergeant of the Guard.    


Bud and his wife, Kitty, settled in New Lenox in 1963 where they raised their family and ran a local family-operated landscaping business for many years.  Grandsons, Josh , Cody and Lucas were active duty Marines while his granddaughter, Molly served in the U.S. Navy.  

Simon "Bud" Vancina Veteran
Simon "Bud" Vancina
Simon "Bud" Vancina
Red, White and blue ribbon

We Remember

Jacob "Jake" Lowell

Red, White and Blue ribbon

We Remember

Phillip J. Brodnick

New Lenox Family Services
 Food Pantry Donation 
All Needs

Food Pantry Donation Food Only

Foundation Donation
Non-Food Pantry Expenses