DR. MARK GIOVANELLI
JERSEYVILLE — Dr. Mark Joseph Giovanelli, D.O. F.P., 66, died suddenly at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10, 2014, at the St. Louis University Hospital.
He was born on March 10, 1948, in Alliance, Ohio, and was the son of James and Daria Giovanelli.
Mark graduated from Walsh College in Canton, Ohio, as well as the University of Des Moines Osteopathic Hospital, and completed his residency at Davenport Osteopathic Hospital. He was a member of the Who's Who list of Physicians, the AMA and AOA. After graduation, he opened his own medical practice in the Milwaukee, Wis., area for 15 years. He also practiced in Northern Wisconsin for a total of 25 years and the Iowa City/Kalona, Iowa area for 13 years. He recently accepted a position with Medical Associates in Jerseyville and has been a physician in Jerseyville for the last two years.
Dr. Mark had a deep love for his wife, children and his family. He attended every function from sporting games, meets, musical concerts to horse shows. He also enjoyed the relationships he gained from his patients.
He married the former Phyllis Hunt on Dec. 2, 1974, in Milwaukee, and she survives.
Surviving are his beloved wife, Phyllis Giovanelli of Jerseyville; three daughters, Sara of Jerseyville, Lorna of Phoenix, Ariz., and Brenda of North Liberty, Iowa; his mother, Daria Giovanelli of Green Valley, Ariz., and a brother and sister-in- law, Gary and Teresa Giovanelli of Green Valley.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Giovanelli.
Memorial services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m, Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.
In lieu of any flowers and plants, memorials would be preferred to the St. Louis University Neurological Research Department in care of the funeral home.