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Vincent R. Zerbonia

September 22, 1929 March 3, 2014
Vincent R. Zerbonia
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PEORIA - Vincent R. Zerbonia, 84, of Peoria passed away at 9:27 p.m. Monday, March 3, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. Vincent was born on Sept. 22, 1929, in Peoria to Michael and Concetta Zerbonia. He married Barbara Waldon of East Peoria. She preceded him in death. He later married Irene Janiece Sizemore, of Omar, WV, in 1968 in Peoria. They resided in Peoria until March 5, 2011, when his wife of 43 years passed away. Vincent is survived by his children, Mike (Patty) Zerbonia of Peoria, Kathleen Okerberg of Neenah, WI, Dan Zerbonia of Peoria, Vincent (Laurie) Zerbonia of Peoria, Chris Zerbonia of Davenport, IA; two brothers, Angelo (Karen) Zerbonia of Metamora, and Joe Zerbonia of Peoria; two sisters Margaret (Pete) Foiles of Overland Park, KS, and Carmela (Delbert) Driscoll of Peoria; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Theresa; his son, James Zerbonia; and son-in-law, Rex Okerberg. Vincent was a Korean War veteran, serving in the US Army. He graduated from Bradley University with a civil engineer degree and worked for IDOT for a short while and then for Keystone Steel Wire of Bartonville for 33 years, where he was credited with engineering and the major installation of a High Speed Rod Mill before retiring in 1988. He was a member of St. Thomas and St. Vincent Catholic Churches. Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014, at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Rev. Thomas Taylor will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass at the church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, West Peoria. Wright Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Donations and contributions in memory of Vincent Zerbonia can be made to Dan Zerbonia (who cared for his father for the last four years) at RedBrand Credit Union, P.O. Box 4128, Peoria, IL. 61607. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon.com.

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