Elliott Nicholas Senkevicius was a lover of nature, adventure, the outdoors and playing with his friends and family members.
He cherished his time playing and camping at Lincoln Marsh. He also eagerly looked forward to his frequent visits to the Sensory Garden Playground, another of his favorite places.
To honor the three-year-old Wheaton native’s memory, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Lincoln Marsh and the Sensory Garden Playground.
Donations will be directed to a memorial for Elliott at the Lincoln Marsh Prairie Patch Play Area. $3,500 will cover a tree planting and a bench. Funds collected beyond that will go towards the playground development at the Sensory Garden Playground.
“Elliott loved climbing playgrounds and the natural components of the Lincoln Marsh play area,” said his mother, Melissa Guido.
“Elliott sought adventure and exploration of all kinds. He loved playgrounds, construction, trains, cooking, dance, swimming, community events. He was a ferocious reader with a strong will and unparalleled love for others. Elliott had a contagious smile,” said an obituary published by the Leonard Memorial Funeral Home.
“He was a treasured and loved child,” said his mother. “I am committed to ensuring his name and spirit live on.”