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Jerry J. Rebecca 1933—2018
Jerry J. Rebecca, 84, of Rockford, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Mercy Health Hospital. Born September 21, 1933, the son of Nicholas and Martha M. (Rotello) Rebecca. Graduated from Rockford West High School, Class of 1951, where he lettered in baseball, basketball and football for 3 years. Then later attended University of Illinois where he played football, and played football with the Golden Eagles. He served in the US Army from 1955 to 1957. Married Judy A. Jump in Rockford on January 9, 1970. Jerry owned Rebecca Tile Company for over 50 years. He left his craftsmanship all over Northern Illinois and Arizona. Survivors include wife, Judy; children, Michael, Nicholas, Albert and Jim Rebecca, Theresa (Jerry Hull) Russo, Diane Navickis, and Judy's son, Scott Jacobs; grandchildren, Jennifer, Noah (Kimmi), and Nathan (Melissa)Russo, Alec and Austin Navickis; 9 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by parents; brother, Sammy Rebecca; grandson, Aaron Russo; son-in-law, Al Navickis.
Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, 1860 S. Mulford Rd., Rockford, IL 61108. Visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial at Arlington Memorial Park. Arrangements by Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory. Send online condolences and extended obit at www.fitzgeraldfh.com
Published in Rockford Register Star from June 13 to June 15, 2018
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