JEISYVILLE - Alfred DeRocchi, 100, of Jeisyville, Ill., died Saturday, June 22, 2013, in the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, Ill.
He was born in Ladd, Ill., September 4, 1912, the son of Antone and Gemma "Jennie" (Vivarelli) DeRocchi. Alfred married Ruth V. Dooley in 1953 and they later divorced.
Mr. DeRocchi served in the US Army in the South Pacific during W.W. II. Alfred was a member of the V.F.W. in Taylorville, Ill. He worked at Peabody Mine #7 from 1948 to 1952, then Borg-Warner in Decatur for 20 years as a Finish Grinder on automotive air-conditioning crankshafts. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman.
Surviving are a son, Antone DeRocchi, of Jeisyville, Ill., two daughters, Melanie Ruth Jeisey of Lincoln, Ill., and Martha Ann Schneider of Florida, a sister-in-law, Delores DeRocchi of Taylorville, Ill., along with six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Katherine Olson, Anna Hartwig, Mary Jaehnke, and two brothers, Bruno DeRocchi and Albert DeRocchi.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, July 1, 2013, at Masterson Funeral Home, Kincaid, Ill. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, Ill. Visitation will be held from 2-5 p.m., Sunday, June 30, 2013, at Masterson Funeral Home.
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