Vernon Patrick Dentino

PEORIA - Vernon "Pat" Dentino, 65, of Peoria passed away at 7:34 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at Methodist Medical Center.

Pat was born on Aug. 12, 1947, to Michael "Amato" and Arnita (Barto) Dentino.

He is survived by his siblings, Grace Dentino Kelly of Peoria, Dr. Mauro J. Dentino of Yorba Linda, Calif., Susan Dentino O'Donnell of Peoria and his twin, Verne E. Dentino of Peoria; 22 nephews and nieces; and 62 great-nephews and great-nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Michael Dentino II; and sister, Dianna Dentino.

Pat served in the Army and was a Vietnam veteran. He later was a self-employed contractor.

He was a member of St. Mark Roman Catholic Church, Cursillo and Prison Ministry. He was also a GRS for Hilltop, an Intergroup Representative for Hilltop and was vice-president of Hilltop Alanon Inc.

A memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church. Msgr. Brian Brownsey, Deacon John Skender and Deacon Joe LaHood will officiate. A celebration of life will held at The Cornerstone Building, 321 NE Madison, immediately following the Mass.

Memorials may be made to Missionary of Charity Fathers.

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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Dec. 11, 2012