Alex Rotello

ALEX FRANK ROTELLO, 96 ROCKFORD - Alex Frank Rotello, 96, of Rockford, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013. Born April 20, 1916, in Rockford. He was the 11th child of 13 children born to Mary (Pumilia) and Joseph Rotello. Alex was proud of his Italian heritage and enjoyed talking about his large family and growing up in south Rockford where he attended St. Anthony's School. On Feb. 2, 1936, he and Evelyn Kent married. She preceded him in death on Dec. 28, 2007. Alex was a heavy equipment operator for many years and ran his own excavating company. Together he and Evelyn owned and operated a Laundromat in the 1960's. He is survived by his daughter, Sandra (John) Cox of Stillman Valley; son, Richard (Joyce) Rotello of Rockford; grandchildren, John Cox, Jana (Jay) Krause, Jeff (Lori) Cox, Rich (Tish) Rotello, Regun Rotello, Matt and Paul (Anna) Lask, Robert McIntire; great-grandchildren, Jared and Jeff Cialkowski, Alex and Adam Cox, Alex and Nick Rotello; several nieces and nephews; and brother-in-law, Al Kent. Predeceased by his parents; wife; brothers, Andrew, Joe, Jay, Nick, Albert, Sam and Tony; sisters, twins Martha and Lillian, Mary, Theresa and Josephine. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, 3910 N. Rockton Ave., Rockford, with the Franciscan Friars officiating. Burial in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation from 10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in his name to the church or . The family would like to thank Emeritus Senior Living and Heartland Hospice for their kind and compassionate care. To express condolences online, www.fitzgeraldfh.com.

Published in Rockford Register Star from Mar. 28 to Mar. 29, 2013