Henry Allovio Jr.

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PEORIA - Henry Allovio Jr., 79, of Peoria, Ill., died at 8:50 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas.

Born Aug. 20, 1931, in Farmington, Ill., to Enrico and Mary Allovio, he married Martha Ann Gingerich on Aug. 16, 1953. She survives.

Surviving are two sons, Jeffrey (Starrie) of San Antonio, Texas, and John (Joy) of Hewitt, Texas; and seven grandchildren, Jillian, Jacqueline, Jessica and Jacob of San Antonio, Texas, Charles and Christopher of Hewitt, Texas, and Madelyn of Arlington, Texas. Also surviving are one brother, Joseph Allovio of Granite Bay, Calif.; and two sisters, Iona Grgurich of Farmington, Ill., and Mary Gray of Montgomery, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He earned a BA degree in accounting and finance from Brown's Business College in Peoria and in 1957 became a certified public accountant and began a 40-year public accounting career.

He was a retired senior partner in McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, and was the founding director of the McGladrey Network. The McGladrey Network is among the first and is the largest network of independent accounting firms affiliated with a national CPA firm.

Henry was on the board of directors and a member of the executive committee of Proctor Hospital, having served as chairman, secretary, treasurer and on numerous committees. He was on the board of directors of Proctor Health Care Foundation and a member of the board and executive committee of the Economic Development Council for the Peoria area.

Henry was a member of the executive committee and board of trustees of WTVP Channel 47, where he served as chairman, secretary and on numerous committees and received the coveted Philip Weinberg Award. He was also a former board member of the Illinois CPA Society and was named a distinguished member in 1998. Henry was a former officer and board member of the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce, Community Health Care Network, Bradley University College of Business Administration, National College of Advisors and the Estate Planning Council of Central Illinois.

Henry was the past president and a member of the board of governors of the Creve Coeur Club of Peoria and a past member of the Country Club of Peoria. He was a member of the University United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to Proctor Health Care Foundation and/or WTVP Channel 47.

Cremation has been accorded. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at the Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria, with the Rev. John Blossom officiating. Visitation will on Dec. 3, 2010, at Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home from 4 to 7 p.m. The ashes will be buried in the Garden of Resurrection Mausoleum in Peoria at a later time with the family attending.

Please view Henry's life story at www.Woolsey-Wilton.com.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Dec. 1, 2010