SPRINGFIELD - Frank Paul Selvaggio, Sr., 88, of Springfield, died at 6:45 p.m., on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at IL Veteran's Home in Quincy, IL. He was born on October 10, 1924 in Springfield to Leonardo and Anna Fiasconaro Selvaggio.
He married Donna L. Wells on July 30, 1949 and she survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Paula Marie (Ed) Parkinson of Springfield and Leann (Mike) Fitzgerald of Rochester; one son Frank Paul (Barbara) Selvaggio, Jr., of Springfield; three grandchildren, Allie, Michael and Tyler Fitzgerald; one brother, Jasper (Carolyn) Selvaggio of Chatham and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceding him in death are his parents, three brothers, Joseph, Pat and Vincent Selvaggio and one sister, Pearl Mounce.
Paul was a resident of Springfield all of his life. He co-owned The Music Shop for 37 years. He worked for the Illinois Secretary of State for 10 years. He was a World War II Veteran serving in both the Navy, as a surgical technician and the Marines as a medical field technician.
Paul enjoyed organizing golf outings, playing golf, watching baseball and listening to classical music.
He spent many hours watching his grandchildren in their sports activities.
He was a member of St. Agnes Church, Knights of Columbus, Elks Lodge and Italian American War Veterans and Roman Cultural Society, serving as past president. He served as Republican Precinct Committeeman for 16 years.
Visitation: 9:30 - 11:30 am, Thursday, January 10, 2013 at St. Agnes Church.
Funeral Mass: 11:30 am, Thursday, January 10, 2013 at St. Agnes Church with Reverend Robert Jallas officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted by the Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Quincy Veterans Home or Masses at St. Agnes Church.
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