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Victor Perlotto - 90

Victor Perlotto, age 90, passed away peacefully on April 9, 2022. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years Virginia (Tripi) Perlotto in 2019 and his parents Rita (Biolo) and Antonio Perlotto. He is survived by his children Elizabeth and Mark (Dawn) Perlotto and his grandchildren Sydney and Kayleigh Perlotto, sister Mary Jane Karamuzis, sister-in-law Frances (Tripi) Rader and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Rosemary (Tripi) and Bob Kent, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Born and raised in Pullman and Roseland on Chicago’s Southside, Vic was a friend to everyone and always ready to lend advice or a helping hand. A veteran of the Korean War, he later found his calling as a carpenter, having spent over 35 years as a Chicago Regional Union of Carpenters member, supervising jobs both locally and around the US. Never one to sit still, after retiring as a carpenter, he put his experience to work for 10 years at Home Depot, teaching the ladies’ power tool classes and helping make sure others successfully finished their projects.

A long-time member and former board member of Veneti Nel Mondo, a club for members of Italian descent, he enjoyed re-connecting with distant relatives during several trips with the club to Italy over the years. Vic resided most recently at Clarendale of Addison (2019-2022) and Clarendale of Mokena (2016-2019). Prior to that, Vic and Virginia lived in Oak Forest, IL for 40 years.

The family will receive guests for visitation on Friday, April 22nd from 3:00 to 7:30 PM to be followed by a brief memorial service at Panozzo Brothers Funeral Home, 530 W 14th St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411. Vic will once again join Virginia when his ashes are interred at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL on Monday 04/25 at 1:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that you consider donations in his name to the charity of your choice or the Parkinson’s Foundation.  

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