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Giuseppe Pongelli - 86

5/15/1931 - 1/2/2018

Longtime Chicago Heights recently of Frankfort

Giuseppe “Joe” Pongelli, age 86. Longtime Chicago Heights resident, native of Amaseno, Pr. Frosinone, Italy. Retired after over 30 years of service as a Chain Hooker for Keystone/Chicago Heights Steel. Member of Amaseno Lodge #3 and Sons of Italy Chicago Heights Lodge 1430. Husband for 61 years of Maria nee Planera. Father of Louisa (Paul) Pizzoferrato, Susan (Frank) Cristelli and Cathy Pongelli Koeplin. Grandfather of Joseph (Stephanie) Pizzoferrato, Daniel Pizzoferrato, Frank Cristelli Jr., Adam (Patt) Cristelli, Alison (John) Koszulinski, Nicole Koeplin and Erica Koeplin. Great grandfather of Abigail Koszulinski. Brother of the late Frank Pisterzi, Joseph Pisterzi, and Anna Cioe. Beloved “Uncle Joe” to his many nieces and nephews. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (US Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave) Chicago Heights on Thursday morning Jan. 4th from 8:30 AM until time of chapel prayers at 11:00 AM. Funeral Mass 11:30 AM at San Rocco Oratory, 315 E. 22nd St. Chicago Heights. Entombment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. (708) 481-9230 or

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