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Joseph R. Gentile - 87

6/18/1932 - 11/20/2019

Dyer, Indiana

Joseph Rocco Gentile. Age 87. Resident of Dyer, Indiana, formerly of Chicago Heights and Blue Island. Passed away peacefully November 20, 2019. Graduate of Eisenhower High School. U.S. Army Veteran serving during the 1950s in Occupation Services when stationed in Germany. Retired pharmacist whom worked at Dominick’s Pharmacy, Cavett Drug Corp and originally at Gentile Pharmacy on 118th & Michigan Avenue in Chicago’s Roseland Neighborhood. Beloved husband of 62 years to Mary Ann nee Anastasia. Loving father of Linda Gentile,  Donna (Kenneth Karas) Gentile-Karas, Joseph A. (Kathleen) Gentile and Lori (Joseph Sislow) Gentile. Grandfather of Zachary Karas. Son of the late Antoinetta nee Martino and Joseph Gentile. Brother of Norma (Alfeo) Vittorini, Edward Gentile and the late Orlando Gentile and Clara Gentile. Uncle, cousin and friend of many. He had a great sense of humor, he was generous and always willing to lend anyone a hand. He was a die hard Cubs fan and he had a love of all kinds of music, especially classical. He was well loved and will be sorely missed. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th St (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Sunday November 24th from 1:00 pm until time of funeral services 6:00 pm. Private Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth. Info 708-481-9230 and


  • LaChaun Golden

    on 11/22/19

    Sending my condolences to the entire Gentile family! Sorry to hear about Joe! I worked under him at Cavett Drugs back in 1986, he was a pleasure to for and with. Rest Well

  • Bill & Betty Winkel

    on 11/23/19

    So sorry to hear of Joe's passing. He was a kind and gentle soul.  Our deepest sympathy to Mary Ann, Linda and the family,  We will remember him at Mass tomorrow, the Feast of Christ the King.  

      Love, Bill and Betty



  • Linda Gentile

    on 11/23/19

    I loved you Dad, you will be missed! Thank you for all that you've taught me, for all the love, support, assistance, etc. throughout my life! We were blessed to have you!

  • William Bowman

    on 12/24/19

    Tracy and I were so sad to hear of Joe's passing.  Our most heartfelt sympathy to the entire family.  

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