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John l. Ippolito - 66

Manhattan, Illinois

John Ippolito, age 66, formerly of West Pullman and Calumet City.  Currently of Manhattan, Illinois.  Attended Mendel Catholic High School. Retired from Com-Ed after 27 years. Beloved husband of Rachel nee Pettenon Ippolito married 45 years. Son of the late Donna nee Anderson and the late Nick Ippolito. Son in law of the late Joyce nee Parise and the late Armand Pettenon.  Adored father of Becky (Kevin) Szczesniak, Suzy (Josh) Ray, Nick (Lenzi) Ippolito and John (Melissa) Ippolito. Proud Grandpa/Papa/Gampa of Alyssa and Sarah Szczesniak, Jackson and Lucy Ray, Gianna and Kevin Ippolito and Vinny and Joey Ippolito. Brother of Jeff (Cindy) Ippolito and brother in law of Rebecca (late Stan) Salabura, Randy (Mary) Pettenon, Tom (Cissy) Pettenon, Jennifer (Paul) Wittl and the late Greg (Francine) Pettenon. Uncle, great uncle, cousin, friend, coach, and father figure to so many. Avid Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bears Fan, no matter how bad they were. John will always be remembered for his unconditional love and support for his children, grand children and love of his life, his wife, Rachel. Visitation will be held at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 West 14th Street, Chicago Heights, Illinois on Friday, August 26, 2022 from 11:00-3:00pm. Funeral Service immediately following at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home at 3:00pm.  Inurnment will be private.


  • Gail Przada

    on 08/24/22

    Our hearts go out to all of your family Suzy.  We are so very sorry for your loss.  Your dad sounds like an awesome man and I know he will be sadly missed.  Hold your memories close and your family closer.  Sending hugs, love and prayers to all of your family.

  • Janet L Virva

    on 08/24/22

    Rachel, you won the lottery with John.  And so did he, with you.  I love you both to pieces, always and forever.

  • Len Laughland

    on 08/24/22

    Rachel and my wife Pam have been loving and loyal friends since 1976. While never coming close to the bond our wives shared,  I was most fortunate to know John and privileged to call him friend. Of course, I will forever remember John for all of the good times his life efforts afforded his family. But just as importantly, at a time when John found himself between careers, in a true measure of a man he did what he had to for the sake of family. To you dear Rachel and to the entire Ippolito family I wish for all of you, as John intended, to forever feel surrounded by his love. 

    Len Laughland

  • Maggie O’Reilly

    on 08/26/22

    To the entire Ippolito Family 

    You will all be in our prayers and on our mines. Your family has always been a joy and laugh to be around. We are thinking of each of you and will keep all in our hearts. 

  • Donna Frey

    on 08/30/22

    Rachel, I just heard of John's passing while I was up in Wisconsin last week. I am so sad and so sorry to hear of this.  Even though I have not seen him in many years, I will always remember how funny and nice he was.  He was such a good guy.  My prayers to you and your family, and also to John.  Hold on to all the years of love and memories to help you get through this very sad time.  Love to you all.

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