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Philip Pierangeli - Class Of 1936

Philip Pierangeli, 91, passed away in Kenosha at the Hospice Alliance-Hospice House on November 5, 2006. Phil was born in Kenosha on June 30, 1915, to the late Ladislao and Pasquina (nee: Rossini) Pierangeli.

On November 16, 1940, in St. Lucy Catholic Church, he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Yolanda Aiello. A graduate of Kenosha High School, Phil went on to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Gateway Technical College, receiving a Degree in Traffic Law and Transportation. Phil proudly served our country with the United States Army in World War II from March 25, 1943, until January 17, 1946, where he earned two Bronze Stars with Philippine Liberation and Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Ribbons, and a Good Conduct Medal.

Prior to his retirement, Phil had been employed as a Corporate Traffic Manager at Jacobsen Textron from 1959 until 1977 and also worked as a General Foreman at Modine Manufacturing for 18 years. He was a long-time member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and St. Lucy Catholic Church; the Holy Name Society; member of the Knights of Columbus - Council 697 and Fourth Degree member of Assembly 1207; the Roma Lodge; past President of Racine/Kenosha Traffic Club; Kenosha High School Alumni Association; former member of the Delta New Alpha Traffic Club; and was active in various golfing and bowling leagues in the area. Phil also enjoyed singing and ballroom dancing. Above all, Phil loved being in the surroundings of his entire family.

Surviving are his beloved wife of over 65 years, Yolanda; daughter, Barbara Grabow of Monroe; sons, Philip A. (Mary) Pierangeli of California and Dr. Greg Pierangeli of Racine; grandchildren, Barry (Cindy) Grabow, Dina (Pedro) Ortiz, Anthony Pierangeli, Joseph Pierangeli, Alyssa Pierangeli, and Jonathan Pierangeli; great-grandsons, Vincent and Dominic Ortiz; sister, Irma (Paul) Ferraro of Kenosha; sisters-in-law, Viola Pierangeli of Racine, Frances Pierangeli of Carthage, IL, Carmelina Aiello, and Mary Ruffalo, both of Racine; and by many special nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends too numerous to mention by name.

In addition to his parents, Phil was preceded in death by his brothers, Gino (Lorraine), Dino, and Eligio Pierangeli; sister, Cleo (Pio) Renzoni; and by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Tom (Joyce), Frank (Lucille), Justy, and Warren (Mary) Aiello, Edith (Chester) Perrelle, Carmella (Arthur) Greco, and Charles Ruffalo.

Funeral services were held at Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home on November 9, 2006, with Rev. Mark R. Jones officiating.  Interment ceremony with full Military Honors took place on November 10, 2006 at the Chapel of the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Union Grove, WI.