Funeral for 'founding father of Hometown' Philip Lucerto set to 10 a.m. Monday at Robery Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home in Burbank.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Visitation and funeral services set for "founding father of Hometown" at Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home this Sunday and Monday.
Philip “Phil” Lucerto, considered one of the founding fathers of Hometown, passed away peacefully on Nov. 7 in Lockport, Ind. A 50-plus-year resident of Hometown, Mr. Lucerto held many elected positions in the city, including 3rd Ward alderman from 1955 to 1959 and 1999 to 2001, and was a commissioner on Hometown’s library, park and police boards. Connect to Patch: Oak Lawn / Evergreen Park / Beverly-Mt. Greenwood From 1977 to 1985, Mr. Lucerto served as mayor of the city that had started as a planned community offering affordable housing to veterans returning from World War II and the Korean War. In recent years Mr. Lucerto had moved to an assisted living facility in Lockport, Ind., to be closer to his daughter’s family. “After living …