Joseph G. Scotillo

Joseph G. Scotillo, of Crystal Lake, IL, was born on September 23, 1921, in Chicago, IL, to the late John and Mary (Basile) Scotillo. He passed away at Good Shepherd Hospital on April 11, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Elsie (Auriemma) Scotillo, whom he married on April 20, 1947, in Chicago. He is survived by his son, Hon. John J. (Nancy) Scotillo; and his daughter, Christine

Scotillo (Douglas Peine); and two grandchildren, Mary Scotillo and Nicholas Peine; he is also survived by his sisters, Genevieve (William) Rohen and Mary Francis (Thomas) Hartnett and his sister-in-law Lyn (Anthony) Scotillo; and numerous nieces and nephews; he was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Hon. Anthony J. Scotillo. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II in Italy and Egypt, acting as a translator. He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church and the American Legion. He served on the Crystal Lake Fire and Police Commission for many years. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Visitation will be from 4-8 pm on Tues April 14th at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave. Crystal Lake. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. on Wed April 15, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 451 W. Terra Cotta Ave. Crystal Lake. Interment will be in Crystal Lake Memorial Park. Visit

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Published by Chicago Tribune from Apr. 12 to Apr. 13, 2009.
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John and family,
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father, he was so cheerful at your Christmas parties and he was so proud of his family. We send our sympathies for we know he will be missed.
Lucy and Chuck Donovan
April 17, 2009
My deepest sympathy goes out to your family.
Carl Woerner
April 17, 2009
Our deepest sympathies to all of the Scotillo family. Joe knew and was a friend to everyone. We, like so many others, have fond memories which will be cherished for ever.
Gene & Joanie(Lutz) Bogner
April 16, 2009
Dear Elise,learning that Joe has passed away was heart-wrenching to say the least. Cherish all the years you spent with him We know he loved you and his children. Be proud of the work you did together, it's a bench mark for all couples to achieve. We loved him and will miss him dearly.He is looking down upon all us with loving care. We as many will miss him until we meet again.
Frank and Mary Olcikas
April 15, 2009
To the Scotillo family, My deepest sympathies go out to you on the passing of Joe. He was a mainstay of Crystal Lake.Everyone knew and liked him. He will be missed. Mike Frett
April 15, 2009
Dear Elsie and family ... Joe will be so missed by his many friends and neighbors, including us. God bless you Elsie and may Joe's memory and good deeds live on. Bob and Joanna.
April 15, 2009
I will Miss Joey :) When I first started at Joe's (FAMOUS) Barber shop Joe made sure he showed me how to budget and save all my millions I made at Joe's......... I will always have that to fall back on. Thank you Joey and I'll miss you lots... Love to the Scotillo family and all my friends at "JOE'S"
Debbie Lewis
April 14, 2009
Our thoughts are with you. God Bless.
Joe was the the most kind and friendly fun guy in Crystal Lake.
Passed your house always, knew when to put snow shovel out and when to put it away.
Joe was a totally down to earth person and will be missed.
All our Love,
Mike & Gloria Batterson
April 14, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
The Wichelmanns
April 14, 2009
Our deepest sympathy to the family. Joe you will be missed by all. I always enjoyed talking to you at the shop. A little know fact about Joe is that he hired in the early 70's, as police commissioner, officers who became the command structure of the CLPD and who are now retired.

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Tony and Katie Zimmerman
April 14, 2009

Sorry for the loss of your Dad. My condolence to you and your family.

Frank Lucido
Frank Lucido
April 14, 2009
John, Nancy and Mary,
God be with you and your family during this difficult time. May the love and memories of your dear father give you comfort. Joe touched everyone who had the priviledge of knowing him or those who only knew him through his wonderful family.
Jan, Steve and Lindsey Bentall
April 14, 2009
to our Dear friend Joe(Giuseppe))thank you for the GREAT and sweet memories that we shared,,we are GREATFUL for these past 2 months we had down here in St pete,,some road bumps,,so sorry that the ending was.nt better,,our sincere condolences and sympathies to Elsie,John,nancy,Mary,Christine Doug,nick,and Joes family,,may he rest in peace,,Joe was a GREAT person,,he is gone but will never be forgotten,,love,,george and lois Pales,,
george pales
April 14, 2009
John, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know how close you two were and we will be missing a great man and a great Sox Fan. I will wear my Sox Hat on Wednesday in honor and memory of your dad. He will be missed.
Steve & Debbie Schaefgen
April 14, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Peter Behling
April 14, 2009
John and Nancy,
We are very sorry to hear of your loss and we send our condolences to you, your sister, and your mother. Lucy and Steve
April 14, 2009
It's a sad for Crystal Lake. Joe will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Merrill & Vivian Johnson
April 13, 2009
Dear Chris, Doug and Nick,

I'm so sorry for you loss. Joseph lived a full and interesting life from all reports.I wish I would have had the opportunity to know him, given who you are, Chris!

I hope his passingsbils svinc ti =grt thr ttryrr prt diskrf, was peaceful and that your mother is maintaining-- she is a strong woman!
Sending our love and best wishes as you live through this time,
Debra Rick and Arista
April 13, 2009
John, Nancy & Mary
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Bob & Joanie Bacci & Family
April 13, 2009
I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I was surprised it happened so quickly. I hope he did not suffer and that you are doing ok. I will talk to you soon. You will be in our prayers at the clinic.
Sincerely, Lynn Robinson
Lynn Robinson
April 13, 2009
A genuine nice guy will be missed. My thoughts go out to the family.
Bob Maronde, Jr.
April 13, 2009
My deepest sympathy to the entire Scotillo family. It was such a pleasure having dinner with your parents last summer after our CLCHS reunion - the first time I had seen them in many, many years. You are all in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time
Nanci (Houston) Wagner
April 13, 2009
John, Nancy, Mary and family, We are saddened by your Dad's passing. We have such nice memories of him at your parties as a fun loving man who was interested in every one of your friends lives and interests, and always took the time to talk with everyone. He was so proud of having such a great family legacy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your mom during this difficult time. With love, Rich & Marcy Holroyd
Marcy Holroyd
April 13, 2009
John, Nancy & Mary,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this trying time. Your Dad was someone that many people will miss.
Kevin & Sue Rovito
April 13, 2009
There are no words to describe how saddened I was to hear about Papa Joe. He was such a wonderful person and such an integral part of my life in Crystal Lake, and Bryan and Lindsey's. Wonderful memories of Joe will always bring a smile. My thoughts and prayers to all of you from all of my family - Ed, Steve, Holly and Peg
April 13, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless. With Love~ Lars, Margaret, Carsten and Jake Andersen
April 13, 2009
We will miss you Joe!!!!
Jensen's Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
April 13, 2009
My parents, Robert & Louise Tipps, would like to extend their thoughts & prayers. My Dad is especially saddened by the news as he has lost a very good friend.
Robert/Louise Tipps
April 13, 2009
Our prayers are with you all. Joe was a great guy who was always there willing to help. We will miss him so much.
Don and Donna Santelli
April 13, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers have been with the entire family these past few weeks. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time as well. Dan, Emilia, Danielle, Julian and Felix
April 12, 2009