Veterans Who Have Passed: Norton Van de Poele, Jr.

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Oct. 16, 2019.

Dog’N’Suds Drive-In East – (2010)

Dog’N’Suds East former owner Donald A. Pearson, died…

obituary, Rockford Register Star 11/7/2010

Donald Albin Pearson, 79, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, peacefully in his sleep at Wesley Willows. Born Nov. 2, 1931, in Rockford, the son of Albin and Eva (Anderson)Pearson.  Don served our country during the Korean War.  Don attended Rockford Public Schools and graduated from Northwestern University in 1960 with a degree in communications.  Don was the longtime owner/operator of the Dog’N’Suds restaurant on South Alpine Rd.  He was also employed many years by B&H Office Furniture on Broadway.

Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Scandinavian Cemetery.

Frances “Fran” (Dodaro) Castrogiovanni – 2013 obituary

Source:  Rockford Register Star 9/8/2013

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

Castrogiovanni, Alfred C. – from obituary 6/12/2010

Alfred C. Castrogiovanni, born Feb. 23, 1923, to Joe and Rose (Buscemi) Castrogiovanni.

Died June 9, 2010, Rockford.

Graduated St. Thomas Catholic High School, 1949 graduate Loras College. Married Mary Arbisi of Rockford.

Worked in the family business, Sanitary Meat market, which grew into Hilander Grocery Stores.

Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, Holy Family Catholic Church.

Source:  parts of obituary, 6/12/2010

Buttacavoli, Loretta M. – from 2008 obituary

Loretta M. Buttacavoli,  born 1924 in Independence, Louisiana; married Santo “Sonny Buttacavoli in 1944, he died in 2000, she died in 2008.

Daughter: Chera Correnti   Sisters:  Mary Cuccia, Angelina Baggelio, Virginia Presti, and brother Adolf “Tony” Danna.

Fitzgerald Funeral Home, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Calvary Cemetery.

Source: Rockford Register Star 7/17/2008

Eugene J. Czerniak – 2017 obituary

Source: Rockford Register Star 10/23/2017

WWII, U.S. Army – Donald Robert McDonald – 2011 obituary

Donald Robert McDonald, “Mac” and “Bob”  graduated Darling. WI high school and went to enlist in the U.S. Army in 1944.  Funeral Service at St. Rita Catholic Church,  Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory.

Source:  Rockford Register Star 6/13/2011

Graceffa, Rosemarie H.

died July 29, 2004. Born January 18, 1925 in Rockford, to Fredrick C. and Isabell Meehan Hughes. Married Ray C. Graceffa in Rockford June 5, 1948. Survived by husband. Children: Thomas (Marianne) Graceffa of Rockford; Mary (Richard) Barruss of Downer’s Grove Children: Collette (Charles) Yelm of Princeton; Therese (Michael) Lattal of Houston, Texas Christopher (Judy) Graceffa of Rockford, Michael (Christine) Graceffa of Osh Kosh, Wisconsin; 21 grandchildren. Fitzgerald Funeral Home, St. Bernadette Catholic Church

Source: Rockford Register Star August 2004

see also obituary Aug 2002 of Mary E Walsh, sister

Gregory “Greg” A. Wurzer – 2017 obituary

Source:  Rockford Register Star 7-26-2017