BARTONVILLE - John F. Palladini, 71, of Bartonville, Ill., died at 12:30 a.m. Monday, May 13, 2013, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria, Ill.
Born Nov. 5, 1941, in Peoria, Ill., to Edward C. and Ruth M. Angel Palladini, he married Ellen A. Huber on July 28, 2003, in Lacon, Ill. She survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Deanna (and Chris) Osborne of Chillicothe, Ill., Lorrie (and Richard) Wu of Dunlap, Ill., and Jessica (James) Andersen of Indianapolis, Ind.; one son, Edward Palladini of Tampa, Fla.; nine grandchildren; one brother, Frank J. Palladini of Tampa, Fla.; and one sister, Rita M. (and Lowell) Searcy of Hopedale, Ill.
He attended St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Bartonville, Ill. A graduate of Illinois Central College, he also attended Bradley University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
He worked at Ameren/CILCO for 36 years, retiring Jan. 1, 1996, as supervisor of customer service.
He was a former coach of youth baseball, one of the original founding fathers of the former Spalding Academy of Our Lady Alumni and Boosters Club.
He also served for several years as secretary of the Bartonville Lions Club.
An avid sports enthusiast, he followed Notre Dame football and Los Angeles Dodgers baseball all his life.
His tissue/organs have been donated to Gift of Hope.
Cremation has been accorded, and a memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013, at his church, with visitation one hour prior at the church for family and friends. The Rev. David Heinz will officiate.
Memorials should be made to his church.
The Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co. Pekin/Peoria is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at csmico.com.