John Desiderio

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CLYO - John Desiderio, 84, passed away Feb. 11, 2019, at his home. John was born in Italy in 1934, spent four years in refugee camps following his escape from communist Yugoslavia after World War II and immigrated to the United States in 1959. He relocated to Georgia from Chicago in 2017 and is most noted for his innovations and replicas of the Trevi Fountain in Rome.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; two sisters, Gabriela Bucik of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Emilia Razman of Tampa, Fla.; two brothers, Augustine Bucik and Vince Bucik both of Chicago; and several nieces and a nephew.
A graveside service was conducted Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at Effingham Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be given to St. Boniface Church Building Fund, 1952 Highway 21 South, Springfield, Ga. 31329; Compassus Hospice, 107 Southern Blvd., Suite 203, Savannah, Ga. 31405; or Amedisys Home Health, 907 Lisa Street, Suite A, Rincon, Ga. 31326.
Thomas C. Strickland & Sons, Funeral Home, Effingham Chapel, (912) 754-6421
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Published in Effingham Herald from Feb. 20 to Feb. 26, 2019
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