Henry Allovio, Jr.

August 20, 1931November 21, 2010

Henry Allovio Jr., 79, of Peoria, Illinois, died at 8:50 P.M. on Sunday, November 21, 2010 in San Antonio, Texas. Born August 20, 1931, in Farmington, Illinois, to Enrico and Mary Allovio, he married Martha Ann Gingerich on August 16, 1953. She survives. Surviving are two sons, Jeffrey (Starrie) of San Antonio, Texas, and John (Joy) of Hewitt, Texas; seven grandchildren, Jillian, Jacqueline, Jessica, and Jacob of San Antonio, Texas, Charles and Christopher of Hewitt, Texas and Madelyn of Arlington, Texas. Also surviving are one brother, Joseph Allovio of Granite Bay, California; and two sisters, Iona Grgurich of Farmington, Illinois, and Mary Gray of Montgomery, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents. He earned a BA degree in Accounting and Finance from Brown Business College in Peoria and in 1957 became a certified public accountant and began a 40-year public accounting career. He was a retired senior partner in McGladrey & Pullen, LLP and was the founding director of the McGladrey Network. The McGladrey Network is among the first and is the largest network of independent accounting firms affiliated with a national CPA firm. Henry was on the Board of Directors and a member of the Executive Committee of Proctor Hospital, having served as Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, and on numerous committees. He was on the Board of Directors of Proctor Health Care Foundation and a member of the Board and Executive Committee of the Economic Development Council for the Peoria area. Henry was a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees of WTVP Channel 47 where he served as Chairman, Secretary, and on numerous committees and received the coveted Philip Weinberg Award. He was also a former board member of the Illinois CPA Society and was named a distinguished member in 1998. Henry was a former officer and board member of the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce, Community Health Care Network, Bradley University College of Business Administration, National College of Advisors, and the Estate Planning Council of Central Illinois. Henry was the Past President and a member of the Board of Governors of the Creve Coeur Club of Peoria and a past member of the Country Club of Peoria. He was a member of the University United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to Proctor Health Care Foundation and/or WTVP Channel 47. Cremation has been accorded. A Memorial service will be on Saturday, December 4, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at the Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria, with the Reverend John Blossom officiating. Visitation will be on the evening of December 3, 2010 at Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home from 4:00 P.M to 7:00 P.M. The ashes will be buried in the Garden of Resurrection Mausoleum in Peoria at a later time with the family attending. Please view Henry’s life story at


  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 4, 2010
  • Visitation Friday, December 3, 2010

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December 3, 2010

Dear Martha, Jeff, Starrie, John and Joy (Plus, 7 precious grandchildren):

A great man has brought you together. I will remember him for his goodness, kindness, generosity, compassion and tremendous love for his family. He was so proud and full of energy when he talked about you all. His grandchildren brought out laughter and his sons, praise and admiration. His deep love for Martha was exceptional. We are praying God surrounds you with his comfort as you go through this very hard time. Love, Bob and Melissa Klaus

Robert Meister MD

December 3, 2010

Your leaving creates an immeasurable, lasting and painful void Henry. You served (perhaps unknowingly) for me as the quintessential example of a life lived well, of the perfect gentleman- your love of family and unwavering devotion to Proctor Hospital an inspiration without precedent or equal. May God embrace tenderly your family and all whom you hold dear. Kindly, Bob Meister

Ron & Nancy Galloway

December 2, 2010

Martha, Jeff and John
We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your families.

Mark Stephenson

December 1, 2010

Dear Martha and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Henry will be dearly missed, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He was not only a devoted and wonderful friend to Steve, he was also a very dear friend to us. Mark & Mary Stephenson

Linda Jatkowski

December 1, 2010

I was so sorry to learn of your loss. My prayers and thoughts have been with you and will continue to be.

December 1, 2010

Henry was a long time friend and business helpmate. The Widmers regret his passing. He will be missed by so many.

Merle and Claire Widmer