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Marsh Funeral Home

305 N Cemetery Rd, Gurnee, IL

OBITUARY

Joseph John Geraldi

May 4, 1925June 13, 2020
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Joseph John Geraldi, 95, passed away on June 13, 2020. He was born on May 4, 1925 in Johnston City, IL. to Michael and Eva Geraldi.

Joseph was a member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church. He was an Army Air Corps veteran receiving multiple medals including Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross medal. Joseph was a member of the 401st Bomb group, VFW and American Legion. He was a baseball coach Northside A.C. and was president of Waukegan Travel Teams. Also belonging to IBEW-Local 150 for 64 years.

He is survived by three children; Michael (Kate) Geraldi, Vita Geraldi and Rosanne Graham; grandchildren, Joseph, Anthony, Tina, Michael, Maggie, Andrea, Samuel and Katherine; thirteen great grandchildren and sister-in-law, Connie McCormick.

He was preceded in death by wife Lillian Geraldi “Dolly”

A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 4 to 8pm at Marsh Funeral Home, Gurnee, IL . Due to Covid-19, only 30 people are allowed in our chapel at a time. Please maintain social distancing and wear a mask upon entering. Please do not congregate in the parking lot. Burial will be private at Ascension cemetery.

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Megan Barrett

June 18, 2020

To All Who Loved Gramps,
Many heartfelt thoughts to all of you as we mourn the loss of the patriarch, Grandpa Geraldi. I am forever grateful to have been bless as part of his family and thankful for how much he loved Dominic Geraldi. He was always gracious to me and my family and I will continue to smile as I remember him sitting in his favorite chair, late at night, watching his war movies. He was a man of honor and strength, loving all in his own special way. Rest in Peace, you wonderful man. Megan Basten Barrett & Family.

joe hall

June 17, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to Mike and the family on Mr. Giraldi's passing.
I will always remember his high pitched voice coaching third base and his cigars. Also he always drove that big car and jammed us in if we needed a ride. He was one of a kind and the most interesting coach I ever played for.
He was a good man and youth baseball owes him much.
Rest in Peace Mr. Giraldi.
Joe Hall

Dave Barger

June 17, 2020

Joe Geraldi, what can I say... First experience with Joe was when as a young electrician, I got myself into a little jam with the law. Asked my dad if he could help me out & he said "Sorry kid, you're gonna have to go see Joe for this one"! It was well known that Joe knew everyone! My Dad & I both considered Joe a friend, as did countless others. He will always be a true legend in IBEW Local 150. RIP Joe Geraldi

Gerry Schafer

June 16, 2020

I only worked with Joe for a few hours. I was a first year apprentice, and Joe was within a week or two of retirement.
Well, I walked into a room, and over by the wall was a rickety old 12 foot wooden step ladder with Joe standing right on the very top!
The ladder was just swaying back and forth under him as he worked up there. I told him to come down and let me get up there, but he wouldn't do it.
Whenever I see a tall step ladder, I get a chuckle thinking of Joe just swaying away on top of that ladder like it was nothing!
Thanks for the memory! Rest in peace, Joe!

Michelle Olesak

June 16, 2020

You were the best! One of a kind! You will forever be in our hearts and memories. Thank you Gramps for accepting us as your own. Love you as far as the moon and the stars.

Brian Friday

June 15, 2020

Joe was beautiful person. I worked with him in the Ibew but really got to know him watching Zion girls softball. His granddaughter and my daughter played together. Rest in peace my friend.

Dan Kober

June 15, 2020

I worked partners with Joe and I can say he was a great partner and friend. His stories and knowledge were the best. The man had a laugh that could get the whole crew going! I'm putting Joe in the top ten of the electricians that make #150 great. To the family enjoy your memories, I know I will!
Dan Kober

Mike Fleming

June 15, 2020

As a cub electrician apprentice,on my first job,I was given to Joe ..poor Joe..to start learning the trade..he was my second foreman..I learned a lot from Joe..not all about the trade tho..he was great and truly one of a kind..great laugh..good guy.
..always had a pony to wager on..rest well Joe..

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Biography

Joseph John Geraldi, 95, passed away on June 13, 2020. He was born on May 4, 1925 in Johnston City, IL. to Michael and Eva Geraldi.

Joseph was a member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church. He was an Army Air Corps veteran receiving multiple medals including Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross medal. Joseph was a member of the 401st Bomb group, VFW and American Legion. He was a baseball coach Northside A.C. and was president of Waukegan Travel Teams. Also belonging to IBEW-Local 150 for 64 years.

He is survived by three children; Michael (Kate) Geraldi, Vita Geraldi and Rosanne Graham; grandchildren, Joseph, Anthony, Tina, Michael, Maggie, Andrea, Samuel and Katherine; thirteen great grandchildren and sister-in-law, Connie McCormick.

He was preceded in death by wife Lillian Geraldi “Dolly”

A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 4 to 8pm at Marsh Funeral Home, Gurnee, IL . Due to Covid-19, only 30 people are allowed in our chapel at a time. Please maintain social distancing and wear a mask upon entering. Please do not congregate in the parking lot. Burial will be private at Ascension cemetery.