Benny J. Puntillo

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Benny J. Puntillo, 83 of Highland, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2012. Beloved husband of 58 years to Patricia (nee Chrapla); loving father of Ramona (Dwayne) Cradduck, Andrea (Michael) Stewart, Charles Puntillo, Benny (Patti Mazur) Puntillo Jr., and Thomas Puntillo; cherished grandfather of Jesse and Rachael Cradduck, Jeffrey, Jennifer and Joey Stewart, Jaclyn, Charles Jr., and Kara Puntillo; four great grandchildren; fond brother of Aurelia (late Ira) Crouch and Ascanio (late Annie) Puntillo; caring brother-in-law of Arlene (Richard) Prendergast; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents: Carmello and Anna Puntillo; sisters: Connie and Carmela; and brothers: Anthony and Sebastian. Visitation will be on Sunday, November 25, 2012 from 2:00-7:00 PM with a prayer service at 4:00 PM at Kish Funeral Home, 10000 Calumet Ave., Munster, IN and on Monday from 10:00-10:30 AM at the church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of Grace Church, Highland, IN Benny served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War where he earned a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was the former owner of Puntillo's Lounge and Mama Puntillo's. Benny was a member of East Chicago Goodfellows and Cesare Battisti Lodge 27.

Published in The Times on Nov. 25, 2012
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