Obituaries & Death Notices

09/05/1937 - 02/23/2020

John DiGiovanni of Rockford passed away February 23, 2020 in Rockford. He was born September 5, 1937 in Rockford. The son of Anthony and Marge DiGiovanni. John served in the US Navy. He was a Plum...


03/02/1922 - 03/02/2020

Dominic M. Messina 98 of Rockord passed away on his 98th birthday, March 2, 2020. He was born March 2, 1922 in Rockford, the son of Michael and Mary Messina. He served in the United States Navy duri...


06/30/1922 - 02/23/2020

Loving wife, Beloved Mom, Nana, and Big Nana departed life on February 23, 2020 at the age of 97. Born June 30, 1922 in Rockford, daughter of Lorenzo and Josephine (Russo) Buttice, she married Walter...


09/05/1946 - 01/17/2020

Joseph Sola, 73, of Rockford died at home, Friday, January 17, 2020. Born September 5, 1946 in Rockford, the son of Louis and Lillian Sola. He married Carol Corpora. Retired as a Substation Crew Lea...


06/08/1941 - 01/04/2020

John “Papa” Delia passed to eternal life on January 4, 2020, after a brief illness. John was born in Rockford, on June 8, 1941, the youngest of four sons of Italian immigrants Francis and Frances ...


05/05/1942 - 12/27/2019

Robert Bladin Laing, 77 of Machesney Park, passed away Friday, December 27, 2019. Born, May 5, 1942 in Boston Massachusetts, the son of Charles O. and Violet L. (Bladin) Laing. Robert received his Ba...


03/19/1935 - 11/17/2019

Victor T. Macias, 84, of Rockford passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019 in his home, surrounded by his family. He was born March 19, 1935 in Chicago, the son of Victor and Dolores Macias. He married J...


12/08/1941 - 10/31/2019

Gilbert D. “Gil” Austin, 77, of Rockford passed away Thursday, October 31. He was born December 8, 1941, in Detroit Michigan, the son of Wilfred and Rosemary Austin. He married Fleurette Gallina o...


11/17/1923 - 09/26/2019

Marian Arline Campoli, 95 of Rockford, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2019, in P.A. Peterson at the Citadel. She was born November 17, 1923, in Sparta Wisconsin, the daughter of Roy and Esther Ol...


09/24/1949 - 07/21/2019

Bernadette Booth, 69, of Rockford, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019, in her home surrounded by her family. She was born on September 24, 1949, in Rockford to the late Santo and Catherine Gagliano. S...


10/02/1993 - 05/06/2019

Zachary Edward Zellner 25 of Machesney Park, passed away Monday May 6, 2019. He was born October 2, 1993 in Rockford, the Son of Edward and Tracey (VanBarriger) Zellner. He attended Harlem High Scho...


03/16/1961 - 04/02/2019

Mark T. Grubb, 58, of Rockford passed away Tuesday April 2, 2019 in his home surrounded by his family. He was born March 16, 1961 in Rockford, the son of Jack and Barbara Grubb. He attended West Hig...


05/24/1947 - 04/02/2019

Roberta (Bobbi) Devera (Formerly Markunas)- 71 of Rockford passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Swedish American Hospital after a sudden illness. She was born May 24, 1947, in Rockford, the daugh...


02/17/1927 - 03/14/2019

Adeline M. Sigala 92 of Rockford passed away Thursday March 14, 2019 in her home, surrounded by her family. She was born February 17, 1927 in Belvidere, the daughter of Manuel and Alexandra Martinez....


09/29/1962 - 02/14/2019

John Robert Minore departed his earthly duties on February 14, 2019, unexpectedly after a sudden illness. John was born September 29, 1962 to William J. and Mary Catherine Minore in Detroit, Michigan....


Passed 02/14/2019

Ruth Block, of Roscoe, passed away Thursday February 14, 2019 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home. She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana the daughter of Lawrence and Bernice Block. She moved to Rockford in 1970...


08/15/1963 - 02/22/2019

Suzanne Elizabeth Mullins, 55, of Rockford, passed away Friday, February 22, 2019 in Javon Bea Memorial Hospital. She was born on August 15, 1963, the only child to Arleigh and Barbara (Oij) Waage. ...


08/08/1945 - 02/12/2019

Alfred “Al” L. Baney of Rockford passed away Tuesday February 12, 2019 in his home. He was born August 8, 1945 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, the son of Lavern and Juanita Baney. He married Patricia B...


04/02/1930 - 01/10/2019

James Montana AKA “Brother Fox” or “Crabtree”, 88, of Rockford passed away Thursday January 10, 2019 in his home, surrounded by his family. He was born April 2, 1930 in Rockford, the son of P...


07/27/1928 - 06/21/2018

Sam Michael Rinaldo, 89, also known as Samuel and Salvator, of Rockford, IL, passed away peacefully, on June 21, 2018, at Alden Debes Subacute Unit. The son of Joseph and Lillian (Parrovecchio) Rinald...


06/12/1942 - 06/14/2018

Rosa Maxwell, 76, of Rockford, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018 in her home. She was born on June 12, 1942 in Corning, Arkansas, the daughter of Bill Roberts and Marie Williams. She married the lo...


02/02/1961 - 05/29/2018

Danny M. Burfield 57 of Rockford passed away Tuesday May 29, 2018 in his home. He was born February 2, 1961 in Russellville, AL, son of Jimmie and Rosemary Burfield. He attended Guilford High School b...


02/18/2000 - 05/14/2018

Liam Burdick, 18, of Rockford IL, passed away Monday, May 14th. He was born in Mauston, WI on February 18th, 2000. Liam attended Harlem High School and in his spare time, he loved to snuggle his dogs ...


05/04/1946 - 05/11/2018

Gerald C. Cox 72 of Rockford and Janesville passed away Friday, May 11, 2018 in Swedish American Hospital. He was born May 4, 1946 in Rockford, the son of Robert and Florence Cox of Byron. He graduat...


11/22/1929 - 04/05/2018

Raymond Edward Wawczak of Rockford died peacefully on April 5, 2018. He was born November 22, 1929 in Chicago to Roman and Rose Wawczak, Raymond served our country honorably in the Korean War from 195...