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1860 S. Mulford
Rockford, IL 61108
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GERALD 'JERRY' FIORDELISI, 77 ROCKFORD - Gerald "Jerry" Fiordelisi, 77, of Rockford passed away Monday, December 23, 2013, in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. He was born December 18, 1936, in Rockford, the son of Rocco and Carmen Fiordelisi. He graduated from Harlem High School in 1954, and then graduated NIU in 1958. Jerry served in the Army National Guard. He married Edith Jean Bradshaw in Puerto Rico on April 6, 1979. Jerry was the former owner of Rocky's Tap in Loves Park, IL. He currently worked at the Illinois Secretary of State office since 1993. He was a member of Christ Church. Jerry was a kind, loving, gentle giant to all who knew him. Survivors include his wife, Jean of Rockford; daughter, Catherine Fiordelisi of Scottsdale, AZ, children, Larry (Esther) Blanco of Virginia Beach, VA, Mark (Linda) Blanco of Nashville, TN, Joni (Rick) Huber of San Antonio, TX, and Robert (Wendy) Brinkmeier of Huntsville, AL; 27 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Jerry is also survived by his brother, Rocco (Marie) Fiordelisi of St. Louis, MO and sister, Linda (Norm) Glomp of Scottsdale, AZ. Predeceased by his parents and daughter, Laura Steinhauer. Visitation from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, December 30, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, 1860 S. Mulford Rd., with Memorial Service immediately following at 12 p.m. Rev. Roger Erber officiating. Memorials to be made in his name to the Rockford Rescue Mission. Express online condolences at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Dec. 28 to Dec. 29, 2013
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