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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

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