Publication Date: December 09, 1992

 Source: Peoria Journal Star

 Page: C7

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: MAGNOLIA -- Carmella Cimei, 93, of Rural Route 1 died at 10:40 a.m. Monday,

 Dec. 7, 1992, at St. Mary's Hospital in Streator.

 Born Aug. 6, 1899, in Ancona, Italy, to George and Angelina Moscatti Vespa, she married

 Alfredo Cimei in 1921. He died in October 1962. Two daughters and two brothers also

 preceded her in death.

 Surviving are five sons, Alfred of Bartonsville, Pa., Nick and Robert, both of Magnolia, George

 of McNabb and William of East Stroudsburg, Pa.; one daughter, Nancy Toliver of Magnolia;

 one brother, John Vespa of Antioch; one sister, Edith Luciani of Melrose Park; 25 grandchildren;

 53 great- grandchildren; and 10 great- great-grandchildren.

 She was a seamstress at the Toluca Garment Factory.

 Private services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel in Granville. The

 Rev. Suzann Barr will officiate. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.

 Memorials may be made to any charity.

 

Publication Date: November 08, 1992

 Source: Peoria Journal Star

 Page: C14

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: Frederick L. Shrier Jr., 78, of 3003 Woodbind Terrace died at 3:45 p.m. Friday,

 Nov. 6, 1992, at his residence.

 Born Jan. 26, 1914, in Eureka to Frederick L. and Beulah

 Hamilton Shrier Sr., he married Mildred Bergia in 1947 in Peoria.

 She died in 1974 in Peoria. He

 later married Eleanor Vespa on June 25, 1979, in Peoria. She survives.

 Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Rick (Camille) Woith of Phoenix, Ariz.; one stepson, Nick

 Vespa of Peoria; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Bill (Jean) Cox of Wyoming and Nancy Mohnen of

 Springfield; two grandchildren; and nine stepgrandchildren.

 He was an operating engineer working out of Local 649 for 42 years, retiring in 1979.

 A World War II Navy Seabee's veteran, he was a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church.

 Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at his church. The Rev. Thomas R. Miller will officiate.

 Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary with a rosary recited

 at 6. Further visitation will be one half-hour before services at the church. Burial will be in

 Lutheran Cemetery.

 Memorials may be made to his church.

 

Publication Date: September 06, 1992

 Source: Peoria Journal Star

 Page: C15

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: Doris Griesser, 92, of Lutheran Home died at 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 1992, at

 her residence.

 She was born Feb. 11, 1900, in Peoria to Alfred E. and Kate Espy Griesser.

 Surviving are one niece, Mrs. Robert E. (Janet) Vespa Sr. of Peoria, two nephews, Garry

 Griesser of Fresno, Calif., and David Griesser of Aspen, Colo. Two sisters and two brothers

 preceded her in death.

 She was a sales clerk for Block & Kuhl and later for Carson Pirie Scott & Co. for many years.

 She was a member of First Federated Church and the church service guild.

 A graduate of Bradley University, she was a member fo the Bradley Alumni Association, Pi Beta

 Phi Sorority and Carson Pirie Scott & Co. Retiree Association.

 Cremation will be accorded. Memorial services will be held at a later date with burial of ashes in

 Parkview Cemetery.

 Memorials may be made to her church or to a charity of the donor's choice.

 

Publication Date: March 08, 1992

 Source: Peoria Journal Star

 Page: D8

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: PEKIN -- William W. Black, 79, of 825 Powder Springs Road, Marietta, Ga.,

 formerly of Pekin, died Friday, March 6, 1992, at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta.

 Born May 22, 1912, in Pekin to Jessie and Minnie Weyhrich Black, he married Muriel Matusak.

 She died May 11, 1987.

 Surviving are seven sons, William F. of Acworth, Ga., James R. of Norfolk, Va., Thomas M.,

 Patrick L. and George F., all of Marietta, William W. Jr. of Ramsey, N.J., and Peter A. of

 Smyrna, Ga.; two daughters, Marianne Vespa of Overland Park, Kan., and Penelope Foote of

 Dacula, Ga.; 13 grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; and one brother, Richard W. of New

 Hampshire.

 He retired from Atlantic Steel Co. in Atlanta, Ga., after 33 years of service. He was a Special

 Olympics volunteer.

 Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Marietta. The Rev.

 Lawrence Schmull will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge

 Funeral Home in Kennesaw, Ga.

 Memorials may be made to the Cobb County Special Olympics.

 

 Headline: Lottie Vespa

 Publication Date: August 29, 1993

 Source: Peoria Journal Star

 Page: C15

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: Lottie Mae Vespa, 96, of 515 E. Melbourne for 65 years died at 10:10 a.m.

 Saturday, Aug. 28, 1993, at her residence.

 Born Sept. 29, 1896, in Peoria to W.H.H. and Margaret Ann Murphy Busch, she married

 Valentine A. Vespa on Aug. 17, 1921, in Bloomington. He died Oct. 17, 1990, in Peoria. Four

 brothers and three sisters also preceded her in death.

 Surviving are one daughter, Betty M. Vespa of Peoria; one son, James V. of Peoria; and one

 sister, Edna Pares of Peoria.

 She was a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church.

 Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at her church. The Rev. Thomas R. Miller will officiate.

 Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Entombment will be

 in American Mausoleum.

 Memorials may be made to St. Bernard's School Foundation.

 

Publication Date: August 31, 1993

 Source: Peoria Journal Star

 Page: C3

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: PEORIA HEIGHTS -- Edna Eviline Pares, 91, of Galena Park Home for the past 17

 months, died at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, 1993, at Galena Park Home.

 Born Jan. 12, 1902, in Peoria to W.H.H. and Margaret Ann Murphy Busch, she married John T.

 Pares in 1939, in Davenport, Iowa. He died Jan. 18, 1973, in Peoria. She also was preceded in

 death by one son, D. John Pares, four brothers and four sisters.

 Surviving are two nieces, Betty M. Vespa of Peoria and Mrs. Lester (Frances) Henderson of

 East Peoria; and two nephews, James V. Vespa and Jack Barton, both of Peoria.

 A lifelong Peoria resident, she was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was active in

 Neighborhood House.

 Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at her church. Franciscan Fathers will officiate.

 Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Burial will be in

 St. Mary Cemetery in Peoria.

 Memorials may be made to Children's Hospital of Illinois at Saint Francis Medical Center.

 

Publication Date: January 16, 1994

 Source: Peoria Journal Star

 Page: C14

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: ROANOKE -- Alma Mildred Monge, 67, of 504 N. Douglas died at 11:25 p.m.

 Friday, Jan. 14, 1994, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

 Born Aug. 20, 1926, in Lexington to Lester and Anna Groth Jenkins, she married Battista "Tino"

 Monge on Nov. 2, 1943, in Eureka. He survives.

 Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Stephen (Cheryl) Smith of Channahon, April Monge of

 Peoria Heights, Mrs. Robert (Janice) Sauder of Roanoke and Mrs. Edward (Tina) Vespa of East

 Peoria; two brothers, George Jenkins of Roanoke and Frank Jenkins of Morton; six sisters,

 Gladys Gallianetti of Princeton, Hazel Link of New Lenox, Mrs. George (Dorothy) Newell of

 Sunnyland, Mrs. Ken (Virginia) Hobson of Germantown Hills, Mrs. Ed (Bonnie) Mayhall of

 Eureka and Mrs. Bob (Sandy) Staley of Chillicothe; and nine grandchildren. One brother and

 one granddaughter preceded her in death.

 She worked at Roanoke Apostolic Christian Home for 27 years, last working in physical therapy

 before retiring in 1992.

 Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Remmert Funeral Home in Roanoke. Don Sauder will

 officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

 Burial will be in Roanoke Township Cemetery.

 Memorials may be made to Roanoke Rescue Squad.

 

 

 Publication Date: April 30, 1995

 Source: Peoria Journal Star

 Page: C14

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: PEORIA -- Helen M. Miller, 82, of 1308 W. Covington Court, Apt. 6, died at 3:40

 p.m. Friday, April 28, 1995, at Saint Francis Medical Center.

 Born March 27, 1913, in Peoria County to Frank and Anna Best Heinz, she married Charles

 Edward Miller on Oct. 30, 1937, in Peoria. He died in May 1971. One son, Troy; one daughter,

 Deborah Vespa; and six brothers also preceded her in death.

 Surviving are two sons, Gerald, with whom she made her home, and Roger of Peoria; one

 daughter, Sandra Caldwell of Peoria; one sister, Mabel Armstrong of Peoria; 11 grandchildren;

 and seven great- grandchildren.

 She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, where services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

 The Franciscan friars will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Davison- Fulton

 Woodland Chapel and one-half hour before services at the church. Burial will be in St. Mary's

 Cemetery in West Peoria.

 Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Publication Date: July 04, 1996

 Source: Peoria Journal Star

 Page: D7

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: PEORIA -- James V. Vespa, 64, of 515 E. Melbourne died at 11:35 p.m. Tuesday,

 July 2, 1996, in the emergency room at Saint Francis Medical Center.

 He was born March 15, 1932, in Peoria to Valentine A. and Lottie Mae Busch Vespa.

 Surviving are one sister, Betty Vespa of Peoria, and several cousins.

 He worked in maintenance at Northwoods Mall, retiring in 1994.

 He served in the Naval Reserves and later in the Army for two years.

 He was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons.

 She also was a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Peoria, where services will be at 10

 a.m. Friday. The Rev. David C. Heinz will officiate. Visitation will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

 Friday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Entombment will be in American Mausoleum.

 Memorials may be made to Children's Hospital of Illinois at St. Francis Medical Center.

 

Publication Date: July 20, 1993

 Source: The State Journal-Register Springfield, IL

 Page: 16

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: Edmund H. Davis, 79, of Grand Rapids, Mich., formerly of Springfield, died at 1:25

 p.m. Sunday at The Clark House.

 He was born in Springfield, March 9, 1914, the son of Commissioner Lloyd H. and Mary

 Sterling Davis. He married Lucille "Lucy" Blakney in 1940. Preceding him in death were two

 brothers, Harold S. and Kenneth R. Davis; and a sister, Edna May Vespa.

 Surviving are his wife, Lucille "Lucy" of Grand Rapids, Mich.; two nieces and four nephews.

 Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Oak Ridge Cemetery, with Dr. Roger Rominger

 officiating.

 Boardman-Smith Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

 

Publication Date: July 28, 1993

 Source: The State Journal-Register Springfield, IL

 Page: 10

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: George P. Langan Jr., 53, of Springfield died at 12:09 p.m. Monday at his residence.

 He was born Jan. 22, 1940, in Cairo, the son of George P. and Elizabeth "Libby" Carter Langan.

 He married Kay -Vespa in 1967 in Springfield. His father preceded him in death in 1977.

 Mr. Langan was a certified public accountant who owned and operated Langan and Co. CPA

 firm for 21 years. He graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1965 with a degree in

 accounting. He attended Furman University in Greenville, S.C., and Southern Univeristy. He

 served two years in the armed forces.

 He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rotary Club South, Sangamon City

 Amateur Radio Club, HD Vest Securities Group and Association of Illinois Certified Public

 Accountants. Mr. Langan was president of the Rutledge Youth Foundation and was a board

 member for 20 years. He was a former member of Rotary Club Downtown and Island Bay

 Yacht Club, where he served on the board for many years.

 Surviving are his wife, Kay; a son, George P. III of Champaign; a daughter, Laura Langan of

 Carbondale; mother and stepfather, Libby and Joe Morin of Cairo; a sister, Mrs. Chuck

 (Barbara) Frederickson of Charlotte, N.C.; an aunt; several nieces and nephews.

 Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are pending.

 

 

Publication Date: September 04, 1994

 Source: The State Journal-Register Springfield, IL

 Page: 17

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: David Mario Vespa, 36, of Springfield died Friday in Springfield.

 He was born Dec. 23, 1957, in Springfield, the son of Mario Roger and Mary Jane Best Vespa.

 Mr. Vespa was a lifelong resident of Springfield and worked for F.W. Dodge, a subsidiary of

 McGraw-Hill, as a governmental news reporter for seven years. He was a member of Springfield

 Raquet and Fitness Center. Survivors: special friend, Debby Vespa of Springfield; mother, Mary

 Jane Vespa of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Daniel (Barbara) Rittenhouse of Springfield and

 Mrs. Gary (Marguerite) Roth of Waverly; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and

 cousins.

 Services: Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Church of the Little Flower, the Rev. Henry

 Schmidt officiating. Burial: Calvary Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Publication Date: September 07, 1994

 Source: The State Journal-Register Springfield, IL

 Page: 8

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: Frank J. Scaduto, 78, of Springfield died Monday at St. John's Hospice. He was born

 May 20, 1916, in Springfield, the son of Paul and Maria Antonia Mezzapelle Scaduto. He

 married Charlotte Saner in 1939; she died in 1962. Mr. Scaduto served in the U.S. Navy during

 World War II and was employed by Henson Robinson Co. He served as business agent for

 Sheet Metal Workers Local 84 for six years and as secretary for the Springfield Building and

 Construction Trades Council. He was elected International Organizer for the Sheet Metal

 Workers Union, working in 14 Midwestern states. He later served as director of governmental

 affairs for the Sheet Metal Workers International Union in Washington, D.C. Upon his return to

 Springfield, he held positions in labor relations management for Lincoln Developmental Center

 and the state.

 Survivors: a son, Frank C. Scaduto of Miami, Fla.; three grandsons; a brother, Dominic A.

 Scaduto of Rochester; six sisters, Rose Giacomini, Virginia Madonia, Dominice "Mae" Vespa,

 Cheterina "Lena" Mayes, Josephine Madonia and Mary Ann Bart, all of Springfield; and several

 nieces and nephews.

 Services: Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Friday, Blessed Sacrament Church, the Rev. Hugh Cassidy

 officiating. Burial: Calvary Cemetery.

 Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

 Publication Date: April 25, 1994

 Source: The State Journal-Register Springfield, IL

 Page: 7

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: David D. Daniels, 61, of Riverton, formerly of Chicago, died at 7:43 p.m. Thursday at

 Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

 He was born April 3, 1933, in Chicago, the son of Wiley Hall and Frances Marie Lowe Daniels.

 He married Hannah Powers in 1953; she died in 1985. He then married Nancy Vespa in 1991.

 Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Donald and Fred Daniels.

 Mr. Daniels had been a resident of Riverton for the past four or five years. He retired from the

 Air National Guard after 41 years of service. He also worked in prisoner transport for Sangamon

 County sheriff's department. He was a life member of National Guard Association of Illinois and

 Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 55.

 Surviving are his wife, Nancy; daughter, Mrs. Daniel (Deborah) Richards of Homewood; two

 stepdaughters, Mrs. Brad (Theresa) Snyder of Mason City and Mrs. Ed (Patricia) Jones of

 Machinaw; four sons, David Daniels Jr. of Downers Grove, William H. Daniels of Willowbrook,

 Dennis Daniels of Homewood and James Daniels of Chicago; 13 grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Jack

 (Louise) McGinty of Park Forest; one aunt; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces,

 great-nephews and cousins. Funeral Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Symphorosa

 Church in Chicago. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Evergreen Park.

 Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

 Publication Date: July 05, 1994

 Source: The State Journal-Register Springfield, IL

 Page: 14

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: Walter J. Best Sr., 95, of Springfield died at 9:58 a.m. Monday at St. John's Hospital.

 He was born Dec. 21, 1898, in York, England, the son of Robert and Ida Williams Best. He

 married Gertrude M. Lynch in 1917. She died in 1978. Six brothers also preceded him in death.

 Mr. Best had been a lifelong resident of Springfield and was a lifetime member of Spring River

 Club for fishermen. He was also a member of Little Flower Parish.

 He was employed by GM&O Railroad for 49 years, retiring in 1969.

 Surviving are four daughters, Mary J. Vespa, Dorothy M. Cour, Stella E. Fee and Catherine

 Best, all of Springfield; five sons, Walter J. Best of Springfield, William H. Best of Lincoln City,

 Ore., Raymond L. Best of Idaho Falls, Idaho, James Best of Latham and Gerald T. Best of

 Menomonie, Wis.; 27 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren{great grandchildren}; a brother,

 George Best of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be at 6

 p.m. Thursday at Church of the Little Flower, with the Rev. Rodney Schwartz officiating. Private

 family committal service will be in Calvary Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home is in charge of

 arrangements.

 

Publication Date: July 18, 1994

 Source: The State Journal-Register Springfield, IL

 Page: 18

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: Annette Vespa Crowell, 48, of Lincoln, formerly of Springfield, died at 6 a.m. Sunday

 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

 She was born Aug. 9, 1945, in Springfield, the daughter of Anthony and Mabel Vespa Sr. She

 married Kenneth Crowell in 1985 in Lincoln.

 Mrs. Crowell was formerly employed as an executive secretary for the director of Catholic

 Charities of the Springfield Diocese and Illinois Association of School Administrators in

 Springfield. She was also employed as an auto rater by Economy, Fire and Casualty Insurance

 Co. in Lincoln up until her illness. She was an organist at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Atlanta.

 She had been enrolled in the associate program of the Dominican Sisters in Springfield. She was

 a member of Holy Family Church in Lincoln, sang in their choir and had served as an organist

 there. Surviving are her husband, Kenneth; three stepdaughters, Pamela Brunson of Charlotte,

 N.C., Kendra Paoni of Springfield and Helen Waters of Chatham; four stepgrandchildren;

 parents, Anthony and Mabel Vespa Sr. of Lincoln; brother, Anthony Vespa Jr. of Richardson,

 Texas; and sister, Teresa Tierney of Lincoln.

 Funeral Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Church in Lincoln, with Msgr.

 Norman Goodman officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Lincoln.

 Kerrigan Funeral Home in Lincoln is in charge of arrangements.

 

Publication Date: July 24, 1994

 Source: The State Journal-Register Springfield, IL

 Page: 16

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: George Vespa, 77, of Springfield died at 7:15 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Hospice.

 He was born Nov. 19, 1916, in Springfield, the son of Vincent and Margaret Intinareli Vespa.

 He married Minnie Phillips in 1961 in Springfield. He was preceded in death by a sister, Hilda

 Vespa; and three brothers, Michael, Fred and Mario.

 Mr. Vespa retired from the state Board of Higher Education after eight years. He also owned

 and operated Vespa's Disposal Service for 22 years. He had been a lifelong resident of

 Springfield. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, earning several medals that included

 the American Defense Service Medal. He was a member of Church of the Little Flower and

 American Legion Post 32.

 Surviving are his wife, Minnie; two sons, Joseph Vespa and Ross Hewitt, both of Springfield;

 four daughters, Angela Vespa, Sharon Petrilli and Brenda Moody, all of Springfield, and Pam

 Baumberger of Loami; two grandchildren; two brothers, Edward and Joseph Vespa, both of

 Springfield; four sisters, Jane Skadden, Rose Vespa and Clara Harris, all of Springfield, and

 Gerry Vespa of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. Monday

 at Church of the Little Flower, the Rev. Henry Schmidt officiating. Burial in Camp Butler National

 Cemetery. Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Publication Date: November 22, 1995

 Source: The State Journal-Register Springfield, IL

 Page: 12

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: Walter Joseph Best, 76, of Springfield died Tuesday at St. John's Hospital. He was

 born April 7, 1919, in Springfield, the son of Walter and Gertrude Lynch Best. He married Julia

 C. Coe in 1946.

 Mr. Best was a lifelong resident of Springfield. He retired in 1980 from Sears, where he had

 been a salesman for 17 years. He had also been a salesman for Consolidated Biscuit and

 Sunshine Biscuit for many years. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the

 European Theatre under Gens. Patton and Eisenhower. He received 10 battle stars. He was a

 member of VFW Post No. 755.

 Survivors: wife, Julia C.; two sons, Richard Best of Chatham and James Best of Irvine, Calif.;

 two grandchildren; four sisters, Mary Vespa, Dorothy Cour, Stella Fee and Catherine Best, all of

 Springfield; four brothers, William Best of Oregon, Ray Best of Idaho, Gerald Best of Wisconsin

 and James Best of Latham; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services: 10 a.m. Friday,

 Staab Funeral Home, the Rev. John Eck officiating. Burial: Rochester Cemetery.

 

 

 Publication Date: September 25, 1995

 Source: The State Journal-Register Springfield, IL

 Page: 8

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: Lena Cross

 Lena (Vespa) Cross, 89, of Springfield died Saturday at St. John's Hospital.

 

 She was born Jan. 27, 1906, in Springfield, the daughter of Nunzio and Theresa Vespa

 Cicciarelli. She married Norval E. Cross in September 1947; he died in 1968.

 Mrs. Cross had been a resident of Springfield for most of her life and had also lived in Elyria,

 Ohio, for 23 years. She was employed by Franklin Life Insurance from 1942 until 1947. She had

 also worked for Springfield Life Insurance Company for 15 years and for 23 years at Elyria

 Telephone Company in Ohio, retiring in 1970. She was a member of Cathedral of Immaculate

 Conception, Altar Society, VFW Auxiliary Post No. 1079 in Elyria, and Telephone Pioneers

 Association. Survivors: two nieces, Clara and Helen Ciccone, both of Springfield; three nephews,

 William and Charles Vespa, both of Springfield, and Vernon Vespa of Carthage, Mo.; and

 several cousins.

 Services: Mass, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, with the Rev. Kevin B.

 Sullivan officiating. Burial: Calvary Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

 Publication Date: December 08, 1996

 Source: The State Journal-Register Springfield, IL

 Page: 13

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: Marilyn Louise Pennell, 57, of Springfield died Friday at her home.

 She was born July 30, 1939, in Springfield, the daughter of William N. and Rose Blazis

 Schlosser.

 A lifelong Springfield resident, she worked as administrator for the accounts receivable

 department at Federated for more than 24 years.

 A Sangamon County election judge for more than 20 years, she was a member of St. Joseph

 Catholic Church and American Legion Post 809.

 Survivors: a son, Thomas Frederick Pennell of Pekin; a daughter, Mrs. Andrew (Lisa Marie)

 McQueen of New Berlin; five grandchildren; mother, Rose Schlosser; a brother, James

 Schlosser of Los Altos, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Frederick (Barbara) Vespa of Springfield; and

 several nieces, nephews and cousins.

 Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Rev. Patrick Render

 officiating. Burial: Calvary Cemetery.

 Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Publication Date: January 17, 1996

 Source: The State Journal-Register Springfield, IL

 Page: 10

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: William L. Vespa, 64, of Springfield died Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center.

 He was born April 11, 1931, in Chicago, the son of William and Edna May Davis Vespa. He

 married Marilyn Bennett.

 Mr. Vespa was a graduate of Millikin University. He was an accountant for the state Department

 of Central Management Services until his retirement in 1994. He was a member of the First

 United Methodist Church, Tyrian Lodge 333 AF&AM, the Springfield Consistory and the

 Springfield Squares. Survivors: wife, Marilyn; a son, William David Vespa of Fishers, Ind.; two

 daughters, Donna Billings of Springfield and Nancy Ann Jennings of Tinley Park; two

 grandchildren; and two brothers, Charles Vespa of Springfield and Vernon Vespa of Carthage,

 Mo.

 Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Boardman-Smith Funeral Chapel, the Rev. J. Gerald Nichols

 officiating. Burial: Oak Ridge Cemetery.

 

 

 Publication Date: April 02, 1996

 Source: The State Journal-Register Springfield, IL

 Page: 12

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: Teresa M. Hafner, 48, of Paris, Ky., formerly of Springfield, died Monday at

 Bourbon Heights Nursing Home in Paris, Ky.

 She was born May 11, 1947, in Springfield, the daughter of David E. and Dominica Vespa. She

 married Roger W. Hafner.

 Mrs. Hafner was a nuclear medicine technician. She was a member of the Church of

 Annunciation in Paris, Ky., and a member of the League of Women Voters.

 Survivors: husband, Roger W.; a son, John D. Hafner of Fairfield, Conn.; mother, Dominica

 Vespa of Springfield; and a brother, David E. Vespa Jr. of Springfield.

 Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Church of Annunciation, the Rev. Tomas P. Farrell officiating.

 Burial: Camp Butler National Cemetery.

 Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home in Paris, Ky., is in charge of arrangements. Former Residents

 

 

 Publication Date: June 12, 1996

 Source: The State Journal-Register Springfield, IL

 Page: 21

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: Theresa M. DiProfio, 97, of Springfield died Monday at St. Joseph's Home. She was

 born Jan. 20, 1899, in Riverton, the daughter of Joseph and May Vespa Viola. She married

 Louis DiProfio in 1915. He died in 1944. Mrs. DiProfio, a resident of Springfield most of her life,

 retired in 1968 after employment as a cook at the Black Angus and Monarch Grill.

 She was a member of St. Joseph's Church.

 Survivors: a son, Feuidi A. "Tony" DiProfio of Springfield; two grandchildren; seven

 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a step-great-great-grandchild; two sister,

 Mae DiBernardino of Chillicothe and Sylvia Amabile of Cicero; and several nieces and nephews.

 Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, Staab Funeral Home, the Rev. Pat Redner, CSV, officiating. Burial:

 Calvary Cemetery.

 

Publication Date: January 21, 1997

 Source: The State Journal-Register Springfield, IL

 Page: 8

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: Iva Mae Copelin, 79, of Springfield died Sunday at St. John's Hospital. She was born

 June 5, 1917, in Bloomington, the daughter of William Grover and Bertha Ida Weber Smith.

 She was a Springfield resident for most of her life.

 Survivors: a daughter, Sharon E. Sedlak of Springfield; a son, Fred Lee Vespa of Springfield;

 four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

 Services: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Staab Funeral Home, the Rev. Chris Comerford officiating.

 Entombment: Oak Ridge Abbey. Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Publication Date: December 15, 1994

 Source: The Evening News Harrisburg

 Page: B2

 Subjects: OBITUARY

 Region: Pennsylvania

 Obituary: Robert A. Berardone, 67, of Lawnton died Wednesday in Polyclinic Medical Center.

 He retired as chief of corporation tax audits from the state Revenue Department; was an Army

 veteran of World War II; and a member of St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, Swatara

 Twp., Windber American Legion Post 137, Hershey Italian Lodge, Windber Abruzzi Lodge and

 Harrisburg Maennerchor Club.

 Surviving are his wife, Mary Louise Verotsky Berardone; two sons, Robert C. of Hershey and

 David A. of York; his mother, Mary Vespa Berardone of Windber; two brothers, Arthur J. of

 Harrisburg and Richard J. of Johnstown; and a grandson.

 Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday in his church. Burial will be in

 Holy Cross Cemetery, Swatara Twp.

 Viewing will be from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Monday in Neill Funeral Home, Paxtang, where a

 prayer service will be held at 10:15 a.m.

 Memorial contributions may be made to Diabetes Foundation of Greater Harrisburg, 2600 N.

 Third St., Harrisburg 17110.