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John V. Passalacqua

   DIETERICH, MI. - John Vincent Passalacqua, 56, of Dieterich, died at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday in St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body is in Wright Funeral Home in Dieterich.
   Mr. Passalacqua was born in Lincoln, Iowa. His wife, Maxine, died last April.
   He is survived by father, Vincent of Effingham; one son, Mike; two daughters, Joan and Kathy, all at home; two brothers, Joseph of Effingham and Phillip of Windsor; and one sister, Mrs. Rose Ann Dhom of Mattoon.

[Journal Gazette, Mattoon, IL, 06 Aug 1970, Thu, Page 5]

John Vincent Passalacqua, 56, of Dieterich died 2:35 p.m.. Wednesday at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital, Effingham; services at 10 a.m. today, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Dieterich; burial church cemetery; Wright Funeral Home, Dieterich in change of arrangements.

[Herald and Review, Decatur, IL, 07 Aug 1970, Fri, Page 32]

(courtesy of Kaaren Bangert)

Grave markers for John V. and Maxine E. Passalacqua in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Dieterich (Effingham county), Illinois.

John enlisted at Chicago, IL on 20 March 1942.

Although his arrival in the 508th is not documented in available morning reports, T/4 Passalacqua is shown on 2 October 1945. being relieved from Company D and attached to the 14th Reinforcement Depot for transshipment to the United States.

Then the Decatur Daily Review, Decatur, IL, on 12 November 1945 listed him amongst many central Illinois soldiers recently discharged at Camp Grant, IL.

He married Maxine E. Alverson on 19 November 1949 in Grafton, IL  Her death on 23 April 1970 preceded John's by less than 4 months.

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