Wallace A. Kasputis

02/01/1947 - 08/22/2022

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Obituary For Wallace A. Kasputis

Wallace A. Kasputis, 75, of Rockford, IL, passed away Monday, August 22, 2022. He was born on February 1, 1947, in Rockford, IL. The son of Wallace and Gioconda “Chic” Kasputis. Graduate of West High School Class of “65”. He was a beloved father, brother, uncle (“Uncle Babe”), and friend. Wally worked in the car business most of his life in Rockford and Naples, FL. He was a devoted parishioner of Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Naples, FL. In 1997, he traveled to Kingston, Jamaica, on a mission to provide humanitarian aid to the poor in the St. Pius X neighborhood of Kingston. The Jamaica Outreach Program was born, and St. Pius X became the sister parish to St. John. Wally continued to make several mission trips and was extremely proud.

Survivors include his children, Natalie Kasputis and Paul Kasputis. Brother Jimmy (wife Gracie) Kasputis. Sisters Felicia (husband Vaud) Massarsky and Emilia “Mina” Kasputis (husband Rich Obertots). Former spouse Sally Kasputis. Several nieces and nephews. His Friends and extended Family are in Florida. He was predeceased by his parents.

Memorial Mass at 11:00 am Friday, August 26, 2022, at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 1010 Ferguson Street, Rockford, with Memorial Visitation from 10:00 am until the time of mass. Arrangements by Tony Gasparini Funerals.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Jamaica Outreach Program at https://jamaicaoutreach.org/give/ or a charity that is as meaningful to you as the Jamaica Outreach Program was to Wally.

Services

26 Aug

Visitation

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Saint Anthony of Padua Church 1010 Ferguson Street Rockford, IL 61102 Get Directions »
26 Aug

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM

Saint Anthony of Padua Church 1010 Ferguson Street Rockford, IL 61102 Get Directions »
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  • 08/29/2022

    Greatly enjoyed having dinner with you at Lino's on Thursday night, thank you Wally. Gene La Fasto Las Vegas Nb

  • 08/26/2022

    The Jamaica Outreach Program (JOP) has become a significant organization sponsored by the parishoners of St John the Evangelist parish in Naples, Florida. For more than 20 years the parish has provided all levels of sustenance to the poor in Kingston, Jamaica who live in the confines of the St Pius X parish and beyond.. Wally played a major role in establishing the JOP and showed what one man's determination can produce and inspire. May he rest in peace. Martha and Jean Mador

  • 08/26/2022

    Rest well, Warrior, your work on Earth is done.

  • 08/26/2022

    Rest In Paradise, Love You Uncle Babe

  • 08/25/2022

    RIP Warrior, class of 65.

  • 08/25/2022

    Wally helped me when I first went to Jamaica with the teens in 2002. He was warm, understanding, and had a love for the missions. I will remember him always in my prayers. See you later Wally! Rosemary Shugar🌹

  • 08/25/2022

    My sincere condolences to you all. May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  • 08/25/2022

    Uncle Babe, I was terribly saddened to hear of your passing. But I know now at least your in comfort and reunited with family. You meant a lot to a lot of people and your previous works and outreach programs have made incredible contributions to many families. And may that live onto your wonder soul. I love you Your nephew, Ryan ps. Go Blackhawks! 🏒

  • 08/25/2022

    I will never forget that smile. Douglas Hancock

  • 08/25/2022

    I will forever love and miss you 🤍 until I see you again Uncle Babe😓❤️

  • 08/24/2022

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