Headline: Steve Sepich

Publication Date: September 03, 1992

Source: Peoria Journal Star

Page: C8

Subjects:

Region: Illinois

Obituary: Steve Sepich

KINGSTON MINES--Steven Sepich died at 8:55 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1992, in the

emergency room at Methodist Medical Center. Katherina Brozebich Sepich, he married Eva

Frasca on Sept. 16, 1928, in Galesburg. She survives. He was preceded in death by 13 brothers

and sisters.

He came to the United States in 1921 and was a former St. David resident. For 19 years he was

a coal miner in St. David and later worked in a mine in East Galesburg.

He worked at Crane Plumbing in Chicago for six years and Chicago Subway for one year. He

owned and operated Steve & Eva's Tap in Kingston Mines for 27 years.

He was a 50-year member of the Moose Lodge in Galesburg and a member of the Eagles Lodge

and St. Joseph Catholic Church, both in Pekin, and the Croation Fraternal Union.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Canton. The Rev. Joe

Hartman will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in

Canton, where the rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Catholic

Cemetery in Canton.

Memorials may be made to the Illinois Valley Lung Association.

 

Headline: LIBERTY FRASCA, LAUDERDALE DEVELOPER

Publication Date: September 09, 1994

Source: Sun-Sentinel Ft. Lauderdale

Page: 6B

Subjects: LIBERY FRASCA BIO PROFILE DEATH

Region: Florida

Obituary: Liberty Frasca was 16 when he arrived in America in the early 1900s with nothing

more than ambition and a dream, his family said.

Mr. Frasca settled in Chicago and soon found a job in the construction industry. Within a few

years, he started his own construction business, the first step in fulfilling what would turn out to be

a classic American rags-to-riches story.

Mr. Frasca, a successful Chicago businessman who would retire to Fort Lauderdale and become

a prominent developer in the 1950s, died on Tuesday at his Coral Ridge home. He was 91.

"He was one of those guys who just couldn't sit still," said his daughter, Rosemary Verrecchio of

Niles, Ill. "He only had a second-grade education and couldn't read or write, but he did pretty

good for himself."

Mr. Frasca was a pioneer developer in Fort Lauderdale, building oceanfront complexes and

apartment buildings. He built the Villa Frasca Apartments on Bayview Drive and was among the

first to construct a home in Coral Ridge.

"There was no street here, no sidewalks, no sea wall - just the waterway," he said in a 1987

interview about his home. "I could just see that water coming over the bank one day so I built the

sea wall."

The Villa Frasca Estate on the Intracoastal Waterway is a a Roman-style villa and contains

treasures and antiques Mr. Frasca collected and brought from Italy.

For 20 years, Mr. Frasca and his wife, Mary, owned and operated the Sky Club nightclub and

restaurant in Chicago. The couple were married for 67 years.

In addition to his wife and daughter, Mr. Frasca is survived by a son, Donald Frasca, of

Addison, Ill., nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Kraeer Funeral Home, 4061 N.

Federal Highway. A wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday. A Mass of Christian Burial will

be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Queen of Heaven

Cemetery.

 

 

Headline: Herbert Thomas

Publication Date: October 20, 1991

Source: Peoria Journal Star

Page: D5

Subjects:

Region: Illinois

Obituary: Herbert J. Thomas Jr., 59, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Peoria and Chillicothe, died

Oct. 7, 1991, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Phoenix.

He was born March 29, 1932, in Peoria to Herbert J. Sr. and M. Evelyn Evans Thomas.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Dan (Deborah) Frasco of Peoria and Mrs. Dennis

(Rebecca) Gibson of Chillicothe; one son, Paul J. of Collinsville; one brother, Robert G.; and

four grandchildren.

He was employed by the Santa Fe Railroad of Chillicothe for many years and later was a

construction worker in Peoria for several years.

He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars.

There will be no services or visitation. Cremation rites have been accorded, and burial of ashes

will be in Blue Ridge Cemetery in rural Chillicothe. Davison-Fulton Chapels in Peoria are in

charge of local arrangements.

 

 

Headline: William Frasco

Publication Date: November 14, 1992

Source: Peoria Journal Star

Page: C9

Subjects:

Region: Illinois

Obituary: EAST PEORIA -- William R. Frasco, 85, of Riverview Retirement Center, 500

Centennial Drive, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, 1992, at Riverview Health Care.

Born July 7, 1907, in Windber, Pa., to Vito and Mary Jo Jocca Frasco, he married Ethel Gor

man on Nov. 28, 1929, in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are three sons, William C. of Groveland, Gerald R. of Peoria and John W. of

Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; two daughters, Mary Jo McDade of Hollywood, Fla., and Carole

Gilfillan of West Peoria; 20 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; one brother, Arthur of

Berkeley, Calif.; and two sisters, Ellen Murphy of Arroyo Grande, Calif., and Della McMullin of

East Peoria. He was preceded in death by one grandchild, one great-grandchild, two brothers

and one sister.

He worked at Peoria and Pekin Union Railroad and then was a mail clerk at the post office,

retiring in 1972.

He was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church and St. Patrick's Holy Name Society and was

a founder of St. Patrick's Credit Union.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at his church. The Rev. Robert G. Schladen will officiate.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary, with a Scripture

service at 7. Visitation also will be 30 minutes before the services at the church. Burial will be in

St. Mary's Cemetery in Peoria.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or Alzheimer's Disease & Related

Disorders.

 

 

Headline: Lindel Douglas

Publication Date: March 09, 1992

Source: Peoria Journal Star

Page: C6

Subjects:

Region: Illinois

Obituary: WASHINGTON -- Lindel R. Douglas, 78, of of 1023 N. Main St. died at 1:30 a.m.

Sunday, March 8, 1992, at Washington Christian Village.

Born Nov. 15, 1913, in Hamilton to James Ernest and Fleda Roller Douglas, he married Rita B.

Frasco on June 13,1940, in Spring Valley. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Lindel L. of Cazadero, Calif.; and two grandchildren. He was

preceded in death by one brother.

He worked at Caterpillar Inc. for 32 years, retiring in 1974 as a toolmaker. He was a member of

the Caterpillar Retirees Club and the Izaak Walton League of Metamora.

He also was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Washington, where services will be at

10 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Robert T. Hughes will officiate. Visitation will be 30 minutes before

the services at the church. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memory Gardens in Morton. Mason-White

Funeral Home in Washington is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to his church, Washington Rescue Squad or the American Cancer

Society.

 

 

Headline: John Frasco

Publication Date: December 18, 1993

Source: Peoria Journal Star

Page: C10

Subjects:

Region: Illinois

Obituary: John W. Frasco, 86, of Lutheran Home died at 11:50 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, 1993,

at the home.

Born May 15, 1907, in Riverton to Tony and Nicolina Iocca Frasco, he married Iris Gardner on

April 12, 1930, in Indianapolis. She survives.

Also surviving are nieces and nephews. One sister preceded him in death.

He was a World War II Army veteran.

He was a wholesale produce dealer with Leu-Collins Produce Co. for 15 years, retiring in 1970.

He was a former member of St. Cecelia's Catholic Church and a member of American Legion

Post 2.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. The Rev. Thomas Miller will

officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary, with recitation of the rosary

at 8 p.m. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to any charity.

 

 

Headline: Rita Douglas

Publication Date: April 09, 1993

Source: Peoria Journal Star

Page: C10

Subjects:

Region: Illinois

Obituary: WASHINGTON -- Rita B. Douglas, 78, of 1023 N. Main St. died at 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, April 8, 1993, at Proctor Hospital in Peoria.

Born Aug. 5, 1914, in Spring Valley to John and Clementina Frasco Ro mane, she married

Lindel R. Doug las on June 13, 1940, in Spring Val ley. He died March 8, 1992. She also was

preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Surviving are one son, Lindel L. of Cazadero, Calif.; two grandchildren; and one great-

grandchild.

She was a bookkeeper for Caterpillar Inc., then Rinkenberger Lumber Co. in Washington and

later Flinn Drainage Tile Co. in Metamora.

She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Washington and its Women's Guild.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at her church, where visitation will be 30 minutes before the

services. The Rev. Gary Caster will officiate. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memory Gardens in

Morton. Mason-White Funeral Home in Washington is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Washington Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 322, Washington, Ill.

61571.

 

 

Headline: Margaret Eckerman

Publication Date: April 09, 1993

Source: Peoria Journal Star

Page: C10

Subjects:

Region: Illinois

Obituary: Margaret M. Eckerman, 95, formerly of Peoria for 65 years died at 10:45 a.m.

Thursday, April 18, 1993, at Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.

Born Sept. 12, 1897, in Mount Pulaski to Jacob and Mary Schappert Bar thell, she married

Boyd M. Eckerman on Oct. 26, 1920, in Peo ria. He died March 19, 1979, in Quincy. One

brother and five sisters also preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. August (Kathryn) Frasco of Peoria and Joyce Waechter of

Chillicothe; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She worked in the records department for the city of Peoria for six years.

She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary.

Services with burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Swan Lake Memory Gardens Chapel. The

Rev. James Sandy will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Wright & Salmon

Mortuary.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

 

Headline: Francee Wolf

Publication Date: July 17, 1994

Source: Peoria Journal Star

Page: C18

Subjects:

Region: Illinois

Obituary: SPRING VALLEY -- Services for Francee Wolf, 22, of 904 Bern St., who was

pronounced dead at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 1994, at St. Margaret Hospital, will be at 9:30

a.m. Wednesday at Barto Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.

The Rev. Valentine Liss will officiate.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Olivet

Cemetery.

She died after being shot Tuesday near 208 W. Devlin.

She was born April 8, 1972, in Spring Valley to James Wolf and Clementina Frasco.

Surviving are her father of Denver; her mother of Spring Valley; one brother, James Wolf of

Spring Valley; and her paternal grandfather, Everett Wolf of Peru.

She was a 1990 graduate of Hall High School, where she was a member of the Student Council,

Pep Club, Lettermen's Club and the Medical Health Career's Club. She also was a cheerleader,

ran track for one year, played softball for three years and made the NCIC All Conference Team

in softball her junior year.

She worked at LaSalle National Bank.

She was a member of the Ketter's Women's Softball Team in Cedar Point.

Memorials may be made to a the Francee Wolf Memorial Fund, c/o LaSalle National Bank in

LaSalle.

 

 

Headline: Irene VanHoorebeke

Publication Date: June 21, 1994

Source: Peoria Journal Star

Page: D7

Subjects:

Region: Illinois

Obituary: PEORIA -- Irene F. VanHoorebeke, 91, of the Americana Healthcare Center died at

11:10 p.m. Sunday, June 19, 1994, at the center.

Born March 6, 1903, in Shobonier to James and Elizabeth Oldham Edwards, she married Carl

Frasco in 1936. He died in 1941. She then married Alex VanHooorebeke in 1945. He died in

1969. Three brothers and two sisters also preceded her in death.

Surviving are one brother, Ray Edwards of Shobonier; one sister, Jennie Edwards of Vandalia;

and several nieces and nephews.

She owned and opearted Frasco's Grocery Store in Peoria for many years.

She was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral.

A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. The Rev.

David Kipfer will officiate. There will be no visitation. Cremation will be accorded. Burial of

ashes will be in Wilberton Cemetery in St. Peter.

 

 

Headline: Ethel Frasco

Publication Date: April 12, 1994

Source: Peoria Journal Star

Page: D7

Subjects:

Region: Illinois

Obituary: EAST PEORIA -- Ethel M. Frasco, 85, of 500 Centennial Drive died at 6:15 a.m.

Sunday, April 10, 1994, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born July 3, 1908, in Peoria to Daniel and Maude Van Ness Gorman, she married Wil liam R.

Frasco on Nov. 28, 1929, in Peoria. He died Nov. 12, 1992, in East Peoria. One granddaughter

and one great-grandson also preceded her in death.

Surviving are three sons, Gerald R. of Peoria, John W. of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and William C.

of Kailua, Hawaii; two daughters, Mary Jo McDade of Hollywood, Fla., and Carole Gilfillan of

West Peoria; 20 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

She was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church in Peoria and St. Patrick's Altar and Rosary

Society. She was a member and former president of St. Patrick's Mother's Club.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at her church. The Rev. Francis Gallagher will officiate.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 tonight at Wright & Salmon Mortuary in Peoria, with a Scripture

service at 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation will be one half-hour before services at the church.

Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, West Peoria.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

 

Headline:  Kathryn M. Frasco

Publication Date: February 21, 1994

Source: Peoria Journal Star

Page: D6

Subjects:

Region: Illinois

Obituary: PEORIA -- Kathryn M. Frasco, 71, of 5751 N. Hamilton Road died at 9:55 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 19, 1994, at her residence.

Born May 17, 1922, in Peoria to Boyd and Margaret Barthell Eckerman, she married August

Frasco on May 30, 1946, in Peoria. He survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Susan Frasco of Peoria; and one sister, Joyce Waechter of

Chillicothe.

She was a member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church. She was a former member of the

Italian-American Society.

She played volleyball with the Peoria Park District league for 35 years.

Services will be at 10 a.m. at her church. Monsignor Robert Livingston will officiate. Visitation

will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary, with recitation of the rosary at 7

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

Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Saint Francis Medical Center Hospice or her church.

 

 

Headline: Lena King

Publication Date: September 06, 1996

Source: Peoria Journal Star

Page: C8

Subjects:

Region: Illinois

Obituary: PEORIA -- Lena M. King, 90, of 1421 NE Perry, formerly of 213 Evans, died at

3:50 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 1996, at Proctor Hospital.

Born May 3, 1906, in Farmington to Narciso and Olinda Benassi Lolli, she married Franklin C.

King on Nov. 13, 1936, in Peoria. He died Feb. 14, 1948, in Peoria. One son, Frank, three

brothers, two sisters and one granddaughter also preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sisters, Nita Akers and Iva Frasco, both of Peoria; one granddaughter, Mrs.

Moises (Karla) Morales, with whom she made her home; and three great- grandchildren.

She worked for Humitube Manufacturing Co.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark's Catholic Church. The Rev. Jeff J. Windy will

officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the church. Entombment will be in

Resurrection Mausoleum. Arrangements are by Wright & Salmon Mortuary.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate.

 

 

Headline: H. Florence Dempster

Publication Date: January 27, 1996

Source: Peoria Journal Star

Page: D6

Subjects:

Region: Illinois

Obituary: MORTON -- H. Florence Dempster, 90, of 190 E. Queenswood Road died at 4:30

a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, 1996, at Morton Health Care Center.

Born Aug. 8, 1905, in Tremont to Joseph R. and Carrie Shane Giles, she married Alfred

Dempster on Jan. 19, 1926, in Bloomington. He died in 1947 in Peoria. She also was preceded

in death by one son, Glen Allen Dempster, and one sister.

Surviving are one daughter, Gloria Frasco of Ewa Beach, Hawaii; two brothers, Clarence Giles

of Hardy, Ark., and Millard Giles of Tucson, Ariz.; five grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren;

and two great-great- grandchildren.

She was a cook at Sigma Chi fraternity house at Bradley University and at Camp Tapawingo,

last working in 1976.

She was a member of Arcadia Presbyterian Church in Peoria, its Ruth Circle and Tokalons.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Wilton Mortuary in Peoria. The Rev. James R. Uhley will

officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary. Burial will be in Parkview

Cemetery in Peoria.

Memorials may be made to any charity.

 

Headline:  Della F. McMullen

Publication Date: May 09, 1997

Source: Peoria Journal Star

Page: C7

Subjects:

Region: Illinois

Obituary: PEORIA -- Della F. McMullen, 80, formerly of 2218 N. Flora died at 2:05 p.m.

Wednesday, May 7, 1997, at Manor Care at Riverview in East Peoria.

Born Jan. 5, 1917, in Windber, Pa., to Vitaliano and Mary Josepha Iocca Frasco, she married

Ernest Grant McMullen on Jan. 27, 1940, in Peoria. He died March 12, 1978, in Peoria. Three

brothers and two sisters also preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, Timothy M. of Peoria and Daniel J. of Washington; one brother, Arthur

Frasco of Berkeley, Calif.; one sister, Ellen Murphy of Ventura, Calif.; six grandchildren; and one

great-granddaughter.

She was a nutrition educator for the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service, retiring

in 1981. She received the Outstanding Program Assistant Award.

She was a charter member of Howett Street Christian Church and a member of its women's

group.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Cumerford-Endsley-Diggle Funeral Home. The Rev.

Dwight Winnett will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today and one hour before

services, both at the funeral home. Entombment will be in American Mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to her church.

 

 

Publication Date: February 21, 1997

Source: Peoria Journal Star

Page: C9

Subjects: LUD

Region: Illinois

Obituary: PEORIA -- Services for Julie A. Bowton, 31, of 204 E. Virginia, who died at 8:45

p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997, at her residence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the

Resurrection Mausoleum Chapel. The Rev. John Verrier will officiate.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Wright & Salmon Mortuary, with recitation of the rosary

at 6 p.m. Visitation also will be 30 minutes before services at the mausoleum. Entombment will

follow the services.

She was born April 24, 1965, in Peoria to John T. and Judith K. Frasco Bowton.

Surviving are her parents of Peoria; one sister, Mrs. Donnie (Colleen M.) Richardson of

Kernersville, N.C.; her grandmothers, Iva Frasco and Kathryn M. Bowton, both of Peoria; and

one nephew. She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Judith Ann.

She was a clerk at Great Central Insurance Co. for six years.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association

 

 

Headline: OBITUARIES

Publication Date: December 29, 1993

Source: The State Journal-Register Springfield, IL

Page: 10

Subjects:

Region: Illinois

Obituary: Norma L. Roscetti, 79, of Riverton died at 8:16 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Hospital.

She was born Feb. 25, 1914, in Riverton, the daughter of Ben and Assunta Frasco Gentile. She

married Angelo Roscetti in 1938. Preceding her in death were her husband in 1970; and a

brother, Pat Gentile. Mrs. Roscetti retired from the secretary of state's office in the truck license

department and worked as a cook for the Riverton School District for many years. She had been

a resident of Riverton most of her life. She was a member of St. James Church and active in

many groups at the church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Suzanne Benson and Mrs. Patricia

Moon, both of Riverton; a son, John A. Roscetti of Riverton; seven grandchildren; a

great-granddaughter; five sisters, Mrs. Lee (Mary) Baldoni, Mrs. Carl (Louise) Giordano, Laura

Gentile, Susie Gentile and Mrs. Ethel Petrone, all of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews and

cousins. Funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at St. James Church in Riverton, with the Rev.

Kenneth Steffen officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Headline: OBITUARIES

Publication Date: August 09, 1993

Source: The State Journal-Register Springfield, IL

Page: 14

Subjects:

Region: Illinois

Obituary: Joseph F. Laurenzana, 62, of Springfield died at 4:15 a.m. Sunday at his residence.

He was born March 21, 1931, in Springfield, the son of Joseph and Vera DeRosa Laurenzana.

He married Ruby M. Richards Heffern in 1980. A son, Mark W., preceded him in death.

Mr. Laurenzana was a resident of Springfield most of his life. He was employed as a supply clerk

for the U.S. Property and Fiscal Office for many years before retiring in 1991 and was also a

doorman for the Illinois House of Representatives.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from the Illinois National Guard as a staff sergeant. He

was a member of St. Aloysius Church; Korean War Veterans Association; Kincaid American

Legion Post 0905; former member of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters; and life member of VFW

Post 10302, Northenders and 106th Veterans Association.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Don (Christine) Udstuen of Crystal Lake,

Mrs. Ron (Ellen) Steinmetz of Springfield, Mrs. Chris (Mary Ann) Motley of Bradfordton and

Mrs. John (Teresa) Frazier of Petersburg; a son, Darryl J. with the U.S. Navy in Virginia; a

stepson, Michael Heffern of Springfield; 14 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. John (Louise)

Frasco of Riverton and Mrs. Rose Vogelsang of Jacksonville; a brother, Tony of Taylorville; and

several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Aloysius

Church, with the Rev. James O'Shea officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National

Cemetery.

Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Headline: OBITUARIES

Publication Date: August 12, 1994

Source: The State Journal-Register Springfield, IL

Page: 40

Subjects:

Region: Illinois

Obituary: John E. Egizii, 85, of Springfield died Wednesday at the Regency.

He was born June 30, 1909, in Riverton, the son of Arquillio and Elvira Frasco Egizii. He

married Helen Riley in 1941 in Riverton.

Mr. Egizii founded E and F Distributing Company in 1933. He served as chairman of the board

of E and F Distributing, was a member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Knights

of Columbus Council 364, Elks and Eagles Lodge, Sangamo Club, Roman Cultural Society,

Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America, National Beer Wholesalers of America, as well as

member and past president of the Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois.

Survivors: wife, Helen; a son, Thomas Egizii of Springfield; two daughters, Cecelia Kulavic of

Springfield and Patricia Pirch of Aurora, Colo.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four

brothers, Joseph Egizii of Riverton, Arcolina Egizii of Sun City, Ariz., and Anthony and George

Egizii, both of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. Services: Mass, 10:45 a.m. Saturday,

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Rev. Kevin Sullivan officiating. Burial: Calvary

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

 

 

Headline: OBITUARIES

Publication Date: September 22, 1995

Source: The State Journal-Register Springfield, IL

Page: 12

Subjects:

Region: Illinois

Obituary: Joseph J. "Pat" Egizii, 84, of Riverton died Wednesday at his home.

He was born March 19, 1911, in Riverton, the son of Arquillio and Elvera Frasco Egizii. He

married Elizabeth A. Petterchak in 1933.

Mr. Egizii was a lifelong resident of Riverton. He had worked at various area businesses including

the Munitions Plant in Illiopolis, Pillsbury Mill, Egizii Electric and E&F Distributing, from which he

retired. He was a graduate of Riverton Community High School and an Army veteran of World

War II. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Riverton, Clear Lake Republicans

Club, Riverton Knights of Columbus, Riverton Lions Club and Teamsters Local 196. He was a

member of the Riverton Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as treasurer for many

years. He had been elected to the Clear Lake Township Board of Trustees for four terms.

Survivors: wife, Elizabeth; one son Rich Egizii of Riverton; three brothers, George and Tony

Egizii, both of Springfield, and Arcolino "CoCo" Egizii of Phoenix, Ariz.; and several nieces and

nephews.

Funeral Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, St. James Catholic Church, Riverton, the Rev. Ken Steffen

officiating. Burial: Camp Butler National Cemetery. Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home is in

charge of arrangments. Sister M. Clarine Schmidt

 

 

Mary M. Frasco Harris

Mary M. Frasco Harris of Springfield died Tuesday at her daughter's home in Springfield.

Mrs. Harris was born in Toluca, the daughter of Antonio and Maria Taranta Frasco.

Mrs. Harris was employed by the state Department of Rehabilitation Services for more than 30

years. She also worked at Sangamo Electric and part time at Vic's Pizza. She was a member of

St. Joseph's Catholic Church and the Roman Cultural Society Women's Auxiliary.

Survivors: two daughters, Gale O'Neal and Cheri Wehmhoff, both of Springfield; three

grandchildren; a brother, John T. "Trig" Frasco of Springfield; and two sisters, Gilda "Jill" Frasco

and Mrs. Sidney (Celia) Ackerman, both of Springfield.

Services: Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, the Rev. Patrick Render

officiating. Burial: Calvary Cemetery.

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

 

 

Headline: OBITUARIES

Publication Date: January 04, 1995

Source: The State Journal-Register Springfield, IL

Page: 8

Subjects:

Region: Illinois

Obituary: Mary E. Frasco, 85, of Riverton died Monday at St. James Church, Riverton. She

was born Dec. 8, 1909, in Riverton, the daughter of Carmine and Domenica Frasco Frasco.

Miss Frasco was co-owner of Italian-American Import Company and was a member of St.

James Church, Riverton.

Survivors: four nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.

Services: Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. James Church, Riverton, the Rev. John Renken officiating.

Burial: Calvary Cemetery.

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

Source: The State Journal-Register Springfield, IL

 

 

Page: 12

Subjects:

Region: Illinois

Obituary: Arcolino William "Cocoa" Egizii, 83, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Riverton, died

Tuesday at Scottsdale Memorial Hospital, Scottsdale, Ariz. He was born April 1, 1913, in

Riverton, the son of Arquilo and Elveria Frasco Egizii. He married Rosemary Theresa Bucari in

1937.

Mr. Egizii, an electrical engineering graduate of Marquette University, was a resident of Phoenix,

Ariz., since 1966, moving from Riverton. He was founder of Egizii Electric and retired 20 years

ago. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Phoenix, Ariz., and was a member of

the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus in Springfield. Survivors: wife, Rosemary Theresa Egizii of

Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter, Carol McDonald of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two sons, Robert W. Egizii of

Springfield; and David M. Egizii of Phoenix, Ariz.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren;

two brothers, Anthony and George Egizii, both of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews, and

cousins. Memorial Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Staab

Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Sidney Ackerman of Springfield died Tuesday at St. John's Hospital.

He was born in St. Louis, the son of Albert M. and Sadie Weinberger Ackerman. He married

Anna Blazis in 1936; she died in 1976. In 1979, he married Celia M. Frasco in Springfield.

Mr. Ackerman attended the Ursuline School of Music. He eventually opened his own music

studio and became certified to teach instrumental music in Illinois public schools. He was

employed in the Greenview Public Schools before joining Seibert Music Co.

After returning from military service in 1946, Mr. Ackerman became the longtime owner and

operator of Ackerman Music Co., retiring in 1980. He was a member of Central Lodge 71

AF&FM, Springfield Consistory, and Ansar Temple. He was the longtime director of the Ansar

Jazz Band, formerly the Ansar Shrine Clown Band. He was a member of the Jesters Club and

played violin in the Jester Jivers Music Band. He was also a member of the Sangamon County

Evening Republican's Club. Mr. Ackerman was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, earning

several medals and attained the rank of chief warrant officer. He organized and directed an Army

regimental band. He was a member of Temple B'rith Shalom and B'nai B'rith.

Survivors: wife, Celia; a son, William H. Ackerman of Aurora, Colo.; a daughter, Mrs. Larry

(Marianne A.) Tick of Springfield; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Claudio (Sandra) Pecori of Springfield;

two grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; a brother, Paxton Ackerman of Ladue, Mo.; and

several nieces and nephews.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home, Rabbi Michael Datz

officiating. Burial: Oak Ridge Cemetery.

 

 

Headline: OBITUARIES

Publication Date: January 11, 1997

Source: The State Journal-Register Springfield, IL

Page: 36

Subjects:

Region: Illinois

Obituary: Rose Marie Laurenzana Vogelsang, 69, of Jacksonville died Wednesday at Memorial

Medical Center.

She was born Jan. 18, 1927, in Springfield, the daughter of Joseph and Vera DeRosa

Laurenzana.

She had lived in Jacksonville for the past 25 years and was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy

in Springfield. She worked for the state as a nurse's aide at Jacksonville State Hospital for several

years. She was a member of Our Savior's Catholic Church in Jacksonville and was an active

volunteer in the Jacksonville area.

Survivors: a sister, Mrs. John (Louise) Frasco of Riverton; a brother, Tony Laurenzana of

Taylorville; and several nieces and nephews. Services: 1 p.m. Monday, Staab Funeral Home, the

Rev. Kenneth Steffen officiating. Burial: Calvary Cemetery.

 

 

Headline: OBITUARIES

Publication Date: June 14, 1997

Source: The State Journal-Register Springfield, IL

Page: 8

Subjects:

Region: Illinois

Obituary: CENTER LINE, MICH. -- Leo A. Santini, 81, of Center Line, Mich., formerly of

Springfield, died recently in Center Line, Mich.

Survivors: wife, Bernadine Santini; a son, Charles Santini; a daughter, Regina Shapiro; five

grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four brothers, Americo, Carmen, Arthur and Riccardo

Santini, all of Springfield; five sisters, Antoinette Vespa, Michelene Kusturin, Irene Biaetto,

Flavietta Fulgenzi, and Mary Ann Frasco, all of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Mass was held at St. Clements Catholic Church in Center Line, Mich., and burial was in

White Chapel Cemetery, Center Line, Mich.

Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements. Relatives

 

 

Headline: Julius Frasco

Publication Date: January 09, 1995

Source: Peoria Journal Star

Page: D6

Subjects:

Region: Illinois

Obituary: PEORIA -- Julius J. Frasco, 85, of 2917 W. Westport Road died at 5:45 a.m. Sunday, Jan.

8, 1995, at Proctor Hospital.

Born Jan. 30, 1909, in Riverton to Andrew and Caroline Bartolomucci Frasco, he married Iva M. Lolli

on Jan. 6, 1934, in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Stanley (Patricia) Kerker and Mrs. John (Judith) Bowton, and

two brothers, Andrew and Richard, all of Peoria; four granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren.

One sister, five brothers and two granddaughters preceded him in death.

He worked for the state of Illinois, retiring in 1979.

He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the Italian-American Society. He was a Third

Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Spalding Council 427.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at his church. Franciscan Friars will officiate. Visitation will be

from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary, with a Scripture service at 7:40 p.m.

Additional visitation will be one half-hour before services at the church. Entombment will be in

Resurrection Mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Headline:

 

 

Julius Frasco

Publication Date: January 09, 1995

Source: Peoria Journal Star

Page: D6

Subjects:

Region: Illinois

Obituary: PEORIA -- Julius J. Frasco, 85, of 2917 W. Westport Road died at 5:45 a.m. Sunday, Jan.

8, 1995, at Proctor Hospital.

Born Jan. 30, 1909, in Riverton to Andrew and Caroline Bartolomucci Frasco, he married Iva M. Lolli

on Jan. 6, 1934, in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Stanley (Patricia) Kerker and Mrs. John (Judith) Bowton, and

two brothers, Andrew and Richard, all of Peoria; four granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren.

One sister, five brothers and two granddaughters preceded him in death.

He worked for the state of Illinois, retiring in 1979.

He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the Italian-American Society. He was a Third

Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Spalding Council 427.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at his church. Franciscan Friars will officiate. Visitation will be

from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary, with a Scripture service at 7:40 p.m.

Additional visitation will be one half-hour before services at the church. Entombment will be in

Resurrection Mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.