Carla J. Vacca

COAL CITY—Carla J. Vacca, 63, of Coal City, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2021 at her home.
Born Oct. 22, 1957 in Joliet, IL, Carla Jean was a daughter of Donald Joseph and Delores Irene (Bertino) Vacca. She attended St. John’s School for the Deaf in Wisconsin, and went on to graduate from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC.
Carla worked in the Trust Department at Union National Bank in Joliet before relocating to the east coast. For most of her career, she worked as a civilian for the United States Army, as well as the United States Navy in the Shipyards in Pennsylvania until her retirement. Following the passing of her mother, Carla relocated back to Coal City, where she enjoyed spending time crafting and crocheting.
Survivors include her sister, Donna Gordon, of Coal City; nephew, Dave (Melissa) Hahn, of Minooka; two great-nieces, Miranda Hahn and Gianna Hahn; one great-nephew, Dominic Hahn, and her aunt, Jessie (the late Joseph H.) Kasher, of Coal City, as well as numerous cousins and friends.
Carla was preceded in death by her parents, and her passing was also on the same date as her brother, John Vacca.
A COVID observant and walk through memorial visitation for both Carla and John will be held on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 from 10 a.m. until the time of memorial service at 12 p.m. at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 N. Broadway, one block north of IL Route 113 in Coal City. Rev. Brad Shumaker from the Coal City United Methodist Church will officiate.
Those wishing to participate in the services virtually, are welcome to join the live-streamed services beginning at 12 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. A link is available on Carla’s memorial page.
Inurnment will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery, where Carla will be laid to rest with her parents and brother, John.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Carla’s memory to the Coal City United Methodist Church.
Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Carla’s memorial page online through social media by logging onto:
Cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City.