Gilbert J. Biondi, 93, of Collinsville, Ill., born April 22, 1920, in Macon, Mo., died at 4:29 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, Ill.
Gilbert was a U.S. Army World War II veteran. He was a member of Collinsville Masonic Lodge 712 AF&AM and the First United Methodist Church in Collinsville, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances, nee Belt, Biondi; his parents, Oliver and Elisa, nee Caseri, Biondi; three brothers, Walter, John and Bert Biondi; and two sisters, Olga and Lena Biondi.
Surviving are his children, Douglas (Linda) Biondi of Collinsville, Ill., Jeffrey B. (Karen) Biondi of Annville, Pa., Jenefer L. (George) Newton of Edwardsville, Ill., Toni M. (Tracy) Burns of Collinsville, Ill., and Carol A. Biondi of Collinsville, Ill.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and his siblings, Marguerite Ronchetto of Kansas City, Mo., Frank Biondi of Kansas City, Mo., and Bobbi Hogensen of Kirksville, Mo.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.herrfuneral.com
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Herr Funeral Home, Collinsville, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 13, 2013, at First United Methodist Church, Collinsville, Ill, with Rev. Mark Horn officiating. Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill.
HERR FUNERAL HOME, Collinsville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on May 11, 2013