GIANNESCHI Roland "G" Gianneschi, 92, of Reynoldsburg, OH, formerly of Hinsdale, IL, passed away November 18, 2011. Born March 30, 1919 in Cicero, IL, Mr. Gianneschi attended Morton Junior College and served in the 33rd Photo Recon Squadron of the US Army Air Force during World War II. A lifelong Paint Industry executive, he retired in 1982 from Standard T Chemical Co., Chicago Heights, IL. After retirement he was an active volunteer for Meals On Wheels and the Chicagoland Bread Distribution charity. An avid bridge player, world traveler, and photographer, Mr. Gianneschi was preceded in death by Ellen, his wife of 56 years, and sisters Dora, Anita, Ella, and Lillian. He is survived by sons, Mark (Sandy) and Wynn (Donna); and grandchildren, Thomas, Megan, and Grace. The family would especially like to thank the staff of Wesley Ridge Retirement Community, HomeReach Hospice, and all those who so generously gave their support and love these last few years. A memorial service will be held Sunday, November 20th at 6:30 p.m. at Wesley Ridge Retirement Community, Reynoldsburg. Mr. Gianneschi's life will also be celebrated with friends and family in Hinsdale, IL in late December. Interment Bronswood Cemetery, Oak Brook, IL. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Honor Flight Columbus, 2185 Ridgecliff Rd., Columbus, OH 43221. Honor Flight recognizes and celebrates World War II and Korean War veterans by flying them to Washington, D.C. to visit memorials dedicated to their important service.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 19, 2011