When history flew over Rockford; aviators have been challenging Rockford skies since 1855.

Source: Rockford Register Star, May 13, 1997, written by Julie Snively.

“Hotels lose without Waterfront, Airfest” – 2013

 

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Source: Rockford Register Star 8/11/2013

 

 

Anthony A. Castrogiovanni Jr. – 2010, from obituary

Resides 1519 Montague St.  Source:  1937 Rockford City Directory

89, died Saturday, July 17, 2010 at his home.  Born Aug. 20, 1920, oldest son of Joseph and Rose (Buscemi) Castrogiovanni.

Married Fran Dodaro. 65th Anniversary, June 17, 2010.

He is survived by his wife, 3 daughters; Roz Hill, Carla (John) Cox, and Fran (Jim) Knutson; 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

From their beginning at Sanitary Meat Market on S. Main St., Tony, his father, his uncle and three brothers built Hilander Foods

into a regional institution that they operated for nearly 80 years.

Coast Guard, World War II.

Pilot’s license, Cessna 172.

Holy Family Catholic Church, Fitzgerald Funeral Hone, St. Mary’s/St. James Cemetery.

 

Source: Rockford Register Star, 7/18/2010. Also in Rockfordiana: Biographies CAR-CAZ 1967 – Date

Rockford Police Relief Association, 42nd Biennial Ball – 1986, p 49

Source:  Rockford Police Relief Association. 42nd Biennial Ball, May 23, 1986, Forest Hills Lodge

Kaney Aerospace, Jeff Kaney – 2018

Source: The Voice, February 2018, Vol. 31, No. 2

 

“City’s Sons and Daughters Known Across Globe” – 1962 article, 4 pictures

 

 

Source: Rockford Morning Star and Rockford Register-Republic “Century Plus 10” Special Edition, March 1962

Famous people from Rockford