Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Albert P. Lodl

Passed away on June 29, 2020

Albert P. Lodl, 81, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 18, at The Villas of Palos Heights.  Services for him were delayed until social distancing restrictions were eased and will now take place on Tuesday, July 7, from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at the Elmwood Chapel 11200 S. Ewing Ave. Chicago, IL 60617. A longtime fixture of the East Side, Albert P. helped mold the minds of young men and women at St. Francis de Sales High School for all but one year of his 41-year teaching career.  He taught biology and English at SFDS.  He was known by many simply as Coach Lodl.  A Hall-Of-Fame inductee in both the IHSA (1988) and the Chicago Catholic League (1993), Lodl compiled 600 wins in 34 seasons as head varsity baseball coach at de Sales.  He also roamed the sidelines at all levels of Pioneer football in varying roles (frosh/soph head coach, varsity Offensive Line and Off. Coordinator, to name a few).  He even oversaw the SFDS varsity soccer program for three seasons in the late 1970's.In lieu of flowers, donation in memory may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital (www.stjude.org). For more information 773-731-2749. www.elmwoodchapel.com.


Funeral Service:
Elmwood Chapel
11200 S. Ewing Ave
Chicago, IL 60617
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 7:00 pm

Cemetery Private

Visitation Location

East Side
11200 S. Ewing Ave
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 731-2749


Visitation Information

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm

"My Deepest sympathy to the family he was a good coach in a good teacher he will be missed"
- Ed Kandziorski
July 2, 2020 6:58 am

"I met Coach Al in 1961. My freshman year at St. Francis DeSales. It was also Al’s first year at DeSales also. He was my Football coach,my basketball coach. And in my Junior year he took over the varsity baseball team. And the rest is history. I’m proud to have been there for his first varsity win and the first of many conference championships. He was always “Coach”. But he was more than that,he was a friend and his friendship is what I’ve cherished all these years. I cannot be there to honor Coach personally,as I have a family member who has an illness that will keep me away. But my love that I have for this man has never wavered. My sincere condolences to Al’s family and to all of us for our loss. R.I.P. Coach"
- Mike Schauer
July 7, 2020 5:28 am

"Rest in peace Coach Lodl, and may God bless you. Condolences to the family. Plain and simple, “the best there ever was !”"
- Carl Ostrowski Ret.CFD
July 7, 2020 6:38 pm

Candles Lit
"Rest in peace coach."
- Athletic Department at St. Francis de Salle's high school
July 1, 2020 8:28 am

"May you Rest in Peace Mr Lodl. '75"
- Cathi Woszczynski
July 2, 2020 11:38 am