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Phillip Dennis Pirani - 78

12/29/1940 - 8/21/2019

Steger, Illinois

Phillip Dennis Pirani age 78.  Longtime Steger resident formerly of Chicago Heights.  Bloom High School graduate.  Attended Vandercook College of Music and Conservatory of Music in Chicago.  Band and Music Teacher at Strassberg & Wagner School in Sauk Village.  A terrific bowler who had 35 perfect ‘300’ games.  Dennis loved animals and was an adoring dog parent.  Husband for 51 years of Sandra nee Polter.  Son of Frances nee Melfie and the late Attilio Pirani.  Brother of Richard (Eveline) Pirani.  Uncle and dear friend of many.  A celebration of life at Living Springs Church, 19051 S. Halsted St., Glenwood on Saturday September 21st from 10:00 until time of memorial service at 11:00 AM.   Burial private.  In lieu of flowers memorials in Dennis’ name to Palos Hospice, PAWS Animal Shelter or Alzheimer’s Association, would be appreciated by his family.  For further service information contact Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, Chicago Heights at 708-481-9230 or

1 Comment

  • Michael Nicolai

    on 05/02/20

    A good friend and a genuinely fine human being.  Two days ago my sister sent a picture of her as a little girl sitting next to Dennis with the inscription "My first boyfriend."  He and his father played a lot of the Italian weddings at the Marvel Hall.  He was an all around athlete, but always humble and kind.  Will miss "the beak" as we all called him.

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