OBITUARY

Donald L Tedesco

February 17, 1931April 21, 2013

Donald L. Tedesco, 82, of Fairview Heights, IL, born Feb. 7, 1931 in St. Louis, MO, died on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Sycamore Village in Swansea, IL.

Mr. Tedesco was a graduate of St. Louis University and St. Louis University School of Law. After graduation, Donald served in the U.S. Army. Upon his return to the states, he started a long and successful law practice. Besides having his own private law practice, he served as the Village Attorney for both Millstadt and New Athens and was legal counsel for the East Side Fire Protection District.

His civic and personal achievements include serving as the first president of the Belleville Optimist Breakfast Club; secretary of the Mental Health Board; served on the board of both Althoff High School and Belleville Area College; a former member of the Serra Club of St. Clair County; member of Belleville Economic Progress, Inc.; and a member of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, No. 481. Donald was also a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church where he served as a Lector, Minister, and Usher. Mr. Tedesco also served as President of the Parent’s Teacher Organization of Blessed Sacrament School.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Florence Tedesco, Jr.

He is survived by his loving wife Janette, nee Mann, Tedesco whom he married in 1959; one son, Thomas Tedesco of Belleville; and a daughter, Susan Marie Tedesco of South Carolina.

Memorials are requested to Family Hospice, 5110 W. Main St., Belleville, IL 62226 or to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.valhallagardensandfuneralhome.com

Visitation: Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at the Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, 3412 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville, IL.

Services: A mass of Christian burial will be conducted on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Matthew Elie officiating at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 8809 W. Main St., Belleville, IL.

Per Donald’s request, cremation is to follow the mass with inurnment at Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery at a later date.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, April 24, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 25, 2013
REMEMBERING

Donald L Tedesco

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY

receive updates when new memories are posted

RECEIVE UPDATES
Ann, Jim and Robert Hatch

April 24, 2013

Aunt Net, Susan and Tom -- We grieve with you during your loss, but we celebrate Uncle Don's life and his memory, too. Wonderful family man, loving uncle, Cardinals baseball fan, history buff, conscientious attorney, veteran who was respected by everyone and who will be cherished forever in our hearts and our memories. God bless you and know that you are in our prayers.

Dana Snyder-Collins

April 24, 2013

Tom, I am so sorry for your loss,you and your family are in my thougts and prayers

Kim Carson (Grand Court)

April 23, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

PAT HOLTGREWE

April 23, 2013

SO SORRY TO HEAR OF THE LOSS OF YOUR HUSBAND AND FATHER. MR TEDESCO WAS THE LAWYER FOR MANY OF OUR ADOPTIONS AT LUTHERAN CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES. I ALWAYS ENJOYED WORKING WITH HIM. HE WAS ALWAYS VERY HELPFUL TO ALL MY CLIENTS. GOD BLESS. PAT HOLTGREWE

Niccy Cook

April 23, 2013

Susan, I am so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man. I'll never forget how he laughed at me when I told him riding in the car with him was like a ride at Six Flags!

Love you Girl!

John Pointon

April 23, 2013

Deepest sympathy for the loss of a good guy.

PHIL ODOM

April 23, 2013

SEMPER FI - FELLOW VETERAN
THANK YOU - FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY.
You are one of our heroes.
We will remember you always and miss you dearly.
Take your Warrior's rest for a duty well done.

I wish to extend to members of your family my deepest sympathy on their loss. May the force of GOD be with them as they walk through this difficult time. May the loving promises of our LORD and Savior comfort them and give them strength.

On behalf of a grateful Veteran,
I leave my sympathy and hope you accept this as a small token of appreciation for the honorable and faithful service rendered by your loved one to our Country.

SEMPER FI
U. S. MARINE AND VIET NAM VET

FROM THE FAMILY