Obituary: Dr. Armand R. Gasbarro, DPM

July 30, 1935 – July 23, 2019

information provided by Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home

Dr. Armand R. Gasbarro, DPM, age 83, passed away at Northwestern Memorial Hospital on July 23, 2019.

A U.S. Army Veteran, he had been in medical practice for 60 years at Lansing Foot and Ankle Center in Lansing, IL. He was born July 30, 1935, in Chicago Heights, IL, attended Garfield & Washington Grade School, Bloom Township High School, Indiana State University, and the William Scholl School of Podiatric Medicine and Foot Surgery, which he graduated in 1959 Magna Cum Laude.

Dr. Gasbarro was one of 15 doctors who started Podiatric Foot Surgery at Northlake Community Hospital in 1965 and brought podiatric surgery to Suburban Heights Medical Center in January 1979. He participated in training Podiatric Interns and Residents at Northlake Hospital from 1965 to 1982. Dr. Gasbarro was a Member of the American Podiatry Medical Association, Illinois Podiatric Medical Association, Board Certified Academy of Ambulatory Foot Surgery & American Council of Certified Podiatric Physicians and Surgeons, Diplomate American Academy of Pain Management, Fellow American Association of Hospital Podiatrists, and American Association of Podiatric Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at Civic Hospital and Clinic: Detroit, Michigan, and was awarded First Prize by the American Society of Podiatric Roentgenology Annual Thesis Award his Senior year 1959, and received First Place in the American Academy of Podiatry Administration Essay Contest for Podiatrists throughout the country in 1973.

Dr. Gasbarro was a member of Spaghettio’s and 21 Men Club. He also volunteered his time as the Podiatrist at Bloom and Thornton Township Senior Center. He dedicated his life to analyzing and addressing issues of podiatric medicine and loved his profession and patients. He was a true mentor to students, and his concern for the homeless and others less fortunate established him as a leading humanitarian.

He was born and raised on Hungry Hill in Chicago Heights, IL, and never forgot where he came from. A member of Olympia Fields Country Club for over 43 years, Armand also enjoyed his family and friends at barbecues, gatherings, golfing, and card games.

Husband for 56 years of Concelia nee Faso. Father of Cathy (Richard) Del Olmo, Armand Jr (Celeste nee Grossi) and Andy (Dawn nee DeLuca) Gasbarro. Grandfather of Emily and Joseph Del Olmo, AJ, Andy, Adam, Nicholas, Anthony, Concelia, Alex, Anna Gasbarro. Loving son of the late Mary nee Julian and Armand “Scratchy” Gasbarro. Brother of the late Dr. David (Gloria) Gasbarro, DPM. Dear uncle and friend of many.

Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th St (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Sunday 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Funeral Monday 9:15 am to St Agnes Catholic Church, Chicago Heights. Mass 10:00 am. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood.

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  1. To Armand’s Family. I’ve known Armand for more than 50 years. I met Armand while bowling at Olympia Lanes in Chicago Heights. I was maybe 15 years old. Armand was different than most of the guys as Armand always wanted to know how I was doing in school and encouraged me to go to college. I learned that Armand’s dad, Scratchy worked with my dad, Guido. I remember my dad and mom talking about Scratchy and that made Armand even more special to me. Armand sent me a great note that I will always remember recognizing some of my accomplishments at work. He was a classy guy. I also got to play golf with a Armand at Olympia Fields where I was a member. Bottom line is I will definitely miss doc as I know you all will but his memory will remain with me. What a great guy!

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