Albert J. “Al” Gherardini, 87, of Sullivan, passed from this life at 3:55 a.m. Saturday, October 3, 2020, at his home in rural Sullivan.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan, is in care of the arrangements.
Al was born January 24, 1933, in Langleyville; the son of Ardonio J. and Angeletta (Poretti) Gherardini. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Donna D. Hunt on May 30, 1953, in Taylorville; she survives. Al was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville. He worked as a Plant Manager of Superior Manufacturing in Mattoon and later at GSI in Assumption. He and his sons operated Tri-Add S&S for 16 years in Mattoon. Al was a devoted fan of Packers Football, Cardinals Baseball and the Illini. He followed his granddaughter’s softball teams all over the US and to Australia.
Al is survived by his wife, Donna of Sullivan; sons, Don Gherardini of Sullivan and David Gherardini of Sullivan; daughters, DiAnne (Jim) Roytek of Mattoon and Denise Gherardini of Effingham; sister, Norma G. Venturi of Pekin. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Al was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers-in-law, Bill Hunt and Joe Venturi.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mcmullinyoung.com