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1/30/2014 10:59:00 AM
Richard Tonozzi
Mr. Tonozzi
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Mr. Tonozzi

Richard John Tonozzi, 86, of Spring Valley died at 10:05 a.m. Jan. 29, 2014, in his home. 
Private funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Barto Funeral Home, Spring Valley. Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Park. Private visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until services Saturday in the funeral home. 
Richard was born March 5, 1927, in Spring Valley to Dominic and Helen (Podowicz) Tonozzi. Richard was raised by his grandparents, John and Mary Podowicz. He married Shirley Nelson in 1949. She passed away in 1972. He later married Mary (Miller) Janusick in 1973, and she survives. 
Richard was a graduate of Hall High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  Richard was a pipefitter for Local 81, retiring after 42 years. He enjoyed restoring old cars, and he worked on the pit crew during midget car races. He enjoyed talking with people, so he volunteered as a Red Coat at St. Margaret’s Hospital for many years. He also served Mass at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Spring Valley. Richard loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 
Also surviving are Richard’s children, Richard (Rose) Tonozzi of DeKalb, Steve Tonozzi of Spring Valley, Kim (Keith) Campbell of Tonica, Jeff (Donna) Janusick of Spring Valley, Shellie Eccles of Peru and Tom (Mary) Janusick of Spring Valley; daughter-in-law, Maureen Tonozzi of Peru; one brother, Mike (Pat) Ray of Dalzell; 13 grandchildren, David (Lindsay) Campbell, Nicholas (Ginny) Campbell, Jessica (Robert) Kinzinger, Jacob Tonozzi, Arica (Christopher) DeArcos, Kayla, Adam, Elizabeth, Scott and Natalie Janusick, and Britnee, Christine and Alexis Eccles; and three great-grandchildren, Logan DeArcos, and Grayson and Olivia Campbell. 
In addition to his first wife, Richard was preceded in death by a granddaughter and his son-in-law, Gary Eccles.  

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