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Henry “Rico” Pellizzaro

East Alton 07/17/2014

Henry “Rico” Pellizzaro, 86, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Relais Bonne Eau Hospice Home in Edwardsville.

  Born Oct. 21, 1927 in Livingston, Ill., he was a son of Anton and Catherine (Spagnola) Pellizzaro.

  He married Deloris J. Knezik June 25, 1945 in Livingston.  She passed away June 6, 2006.

  Rico worked as a laborer for Olin Corp. in the maintenance department for 27 years, retiring in 1990.

  Survivors include a sister, Mary Kalika of Staunton and numerous nieces and nephews.

  In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Onelio Pellizzaro; and a sister Irma Zupan.

  Visitation will be at the Rose Lawn Memory Gardens Chapel in Bethalto from 10 a.m. until services begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 21.  Father James Flach will officiate.  Military honors will be performed by the East Alton American Legion Post #794. Burial will follow at Rose Lawn.

  Memorials may be made to Holy Angels Catholic Church, Wood River or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

  Online guestbook is available at www.paynicfh.com

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