Joseph Bertoglio, age 82 of Maryville, IL, born March 25, 1932 in Benld, IL, passed away at 12:02 am on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Relais Bonne Eau Hospice Home in Edwardsville, IL.
He retired after 30 years of service as a electrical engineer for Monsanto Chemical Company. He was an Air Force Korean War veteran, and a member of the VFW Post #5691 in Collinsville, IL. He enjoyed woodworking, bowling and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Anton “Tony” and Mary nee Paraletti Bertoglio, and a brother James Bertoglio.
He is survived by his wife, Arlene C. nee Mader Bertoglio, whom he married September 12, 1952; two sons: Michael (Dolores “Laurie”) Bertoglio of New Port Richey, FL, and Gregory (Kelly) Bertoglio of Troy, IL; a daughter, Deborah Bertoglio of North Port, FL; six grandchildren: Tony Bertoglio, Dominic and Dante Sforza, Emily Jekabson, Joseph Overstreet, Shelly Ezinga; and six great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4pm to 8pm on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, 2800 North Center Street, Maryville, IL. The VFW Post #5691 will be standing honor guard from 6pm to 7pm.
Funeral service will be at 10am on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at the funeral home with Rev. Tony Minear officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO with military honors.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
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