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John A. "Jack" Pio

May 12, 1941 February 1, 2020
John A. "Jack" Pio
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Obituary for John A. "Jack" Pio

Peoria- John A. “Jack” Pio, age 78, of Peoria, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 12:34 AM at Unity Point Methodist surrounded by his family.

Born May 12, 1941 in Peoria, he was a son to William Francis and Mary Ann (Scherer) Pio. Jack married Kathleen Zeman on April 8, 1999 in Peoria. He worked for the United States Post Office for 37 years retiring May 12, 2000 on his birthday. Jack was an avid bowler having bowled in the Golden Age Bowling league at the Christian Center, where he served as league secretary. He also bowled at St. Boniface in the senior league. Jack was a member of Knights of Columbus, Spalding Council #427, where he served as past Vice President of the Spalding Council #427 bowling league, and participated in many Knights of Columbus International Bowling Tournaments in the United States and Canada. Jack was an avid Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears fan who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He volunteered as an instructor with Hooked on Fishing, enjoyed monthly lunch gatherings at Ludy’s with the Spalding Graduates of 1959, but most importantly cherished the times spent with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a loving father, grandfather, and brother who put family first, never knew a stranger, and will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his wife Kathleen “Kathy” of Peoria; three children: Chris (Bobbi) Pio of Galesburg, Chad (Maureen) Pio of Kansas City, MO and Martin (Heidi) Pio of Elmwood; eight grandchildren: Lauren, Scot, Eric, Hannah, Jack, Seth, Chris and Paige; and three sisters: Von Selkirk of Kalamazoo, Mich., Pat Myers of Watton, Mich. and Judy Hill of Centralia, IL; as well as the sons' mother Phyllis “Kay” Jones.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers.

Cremation rights have been accorded. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 9:00 AM until time of Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kickapoo. Father Joseph Dondanville will officiate.

Memorials in Jack’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association or St. Mary’s Church in Kickapoo.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

6

Feb

9:00 AM 2/6/2020 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2/6/2020 11:00:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church - Kickapoo

9910 W Knox St.
Kickapoo, IL 61528

St. Mary Catholic Church - Kickapoo
9910 W Knox St. Kickapoo 61528 IL
United States

Memorial Mass

Thursday

6

Feb

11:00 AM 2/6/2020 11:00:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church - Kickapoo

9910 W Knox St.
Kickapoo, IL 61528

St. Mary Catholic Church - Kickapoo
9910 W Knox St. Kickapoo 61528 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Mary Catholic Church - Kickapoo

9910 W Knox St.
Kickapoo, IL 61528

American Heart Association

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