Veterans Who Have Passed: Angelo Joseph Salvi

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Feb. 2, 2020.

WWII Army Air Forces Scheid, Cpl. Elwood

CPL. Elwood Scheid

CPL. Elwood Scheid's pallbearers

“Soldier Dies from Illness” while serving as an armorer with the 8th Air Force in Europe, resulted in death at General Hospital, Clinton, Iowa. Age 27. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Scheid, 544 Woodlawn Ave. Widow is the former Mary Leifker.  Entered service June 15 1942, and after training at various bases,  was sent to England with the air forces in June 1942. Participated in the Normandy invasion and later was stationed at a base in Belgium. Illness forced him into a hospital in November and he was sent back across the channel to England to hospital. He was returned to the United States Jan. 18 and was enroute to  Fitzsimmons General Hospital, Denver, Colorado when his condition became extremely critical. He was placed in Schick General Hospital Jan. 23 and his death occurred yesterday(1/31/1945). Born in Rockford Aug. 17, 1917. He attended Garrison Grade School and Rockford Central High School. The body will be returned to Rockford today. Long-Klontz Funeral Home, Willwood Burial Park.

Source: Rockford Morning Star 2/1/1945



Haight Village

Haight Village

Source: “Our Town” By the editors, Peggy Dahlberg Jensen, Photography by K.C. Keefer. Haight Village, pp 33, 38, 41, Rockford Magazine, July 1988

Mannira, Sara J.

Sara j.

90. died June 17, 2009 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home

Born February 18, 1919 in Rockford

Daughter of Charles and Madeline Fiaccabino

Worked at Beacon Tap with her husband

Rockford Central H.S. Graduate

St. Anthony Church

Calvary Cemetery

Gasparini and Oliveri Funeral Home

Source: Rockford Register Star 6/21/2009

Northern Illinois Optical – Earl Fulling

“Clear Vision; More than 60 years ago, Earl Fulling opened a eye care business and never looked back.”

by Paul Anthony Arco, senior staff writer

pp 140 – 143; 5 photos including 2 of Earl Fulling

founded optical business in 1949

Earl attended Rockford Central High until junior year when he moved to California and graduated there.

He joined the Air Force in 1942; B24 combat bomber pilot, Major.

Source: Northwest Quarterly magazine, Fall 2012, Vol. 9, No. 6, pp 140-143