March 27, 1936 - June 14, 2012
Joao Ghensev passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at his residence in Carol Stream. He was born March 27, 1936 in Quata Brazil, the son of Orlando and Helena (nee Amorov) Ghensev.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Elza (nee Domusci); his children, Meirilande (James) Streetz of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Wania (Craig) Fisher of West Chicago; a granddaughter, Vonya Streetz of Tulsa; a brother, Gorge Ghensev; and a sister, Catharina Ghensev.
In addition to his parents, Joao is preceded in death by his sister, Nadya Fernandes.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Thursday, June 21, 2012 at Moss-Norris Funeral Home, 100 South Third Street (three blocks west of the river and one block south of Rt. 64) in St. Charles, IL.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, June 22, 2012 at the funeral home. Pastor Andrew Moroz of the Cornerstone Christian Assembly will officiate. Interment will follow at Glen Oak Cemetery, West Chicago, IL.
- Jairo & Brenda Andre
Our deepest condolences to Elza, Wania, Mary and their families on the passing of a wonderful husband and father. We pray that the Lord will grant you peace and comfort during this time of sadness and loss. We remember Joao was a kind, thoughtful and humble man, always caring for those around him. He served the Lord with his life and gave so much of himself to others. I have so many good memories of Joao, Elza and the girls. I have fond memories of good fellowship at the Ghensev home. Elza was always a gracious host and spoiled everyone with good food, and Joao always made you feel so welcomed. Fellowship at the Ghensev home was always something special. It wasn’t uncommon to spend hours talking to Joao and hearing his stories, he kept the conversation going well into the night. Joao loved to laugh and share good company. We’re saddened that Joao has left us, but thankful for his friendship and kindness. Joao was a wonderful Husband, Father, and Friend. We miss you Joao, but we are thankful that you fought the good fight and won. No more suffering, and no more pain, you’re now safe in the arms of Jesus.
Jairo & Brenda Andre, Winnipeg Canada
- raisa mironowski (Nikonez)
Dear Beloved Ghensev family:
The smallest things can change our lives..one hand reaching out to another in prayer, whispered in Faith..one moment that SHINES with HIS presence even when we go thru this deep valley of sorrow... Thinking of you during this difficult time and believing with you that our HOPE is in The LORD! Wanting you to know how much we care and are holding you in prayer during this time,
Family Mironowski in Calif.
- Ann Santos
P:rayers and Condolences to Elza and family on the passing of Joao. Although I haven't seen you folks in years, I have very fond memories of this very nice man.
May the Lord give you peace at this time of sadness, knowing that Joao is with his Lord in heaven.