Silvio Vitali, 92 of Langleyville passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 5:25 a.m. at his daughter’s residence in South Beloit, Ill. He was born on March 29, 1925 in Langleyville, Ill. the son of Alberto and Amelia (Malchioni) Vitali. He married Marian Menichetti on May 21, 1947 in Taylorville and she preceded him on death on April 30, 2003. He worked as a machinist at Borg Warner, he taught welding at a trade school in Taylorville and he was also a coal miner. He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving in WWII. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and a wonderful family man. He was an Indiana and Illinois State Bocci Ball Champion and is a member of the Bocci Ball Hall of Fame in Clinton, Ind. The family would like to express their deep gratitude to Silvio’s dedicated caregiver and friend Lani Zelhart.
Surviving are his son: Dr. Albert (Kathy) Vitali of Gainesville, Ga.; daughter: Dr. Connie Vitali and husband Dr. Mark Bradel of South Beloit, Ill.; grandchildren: Joseph and Sophia Bradel; several nieces, nephews, cousins and sister-in-law: Edmona Vitali of Taylorville, Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and brother Aldo Vitali.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home with Deacon Jim Baxter officiating. Burial will be held at Oak Hill in Taylorville, Ill.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.