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Gary Michael Gharidini

Gary Michael Gharidini, 55, Woodstock, died Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock.

He was born Jan. 24, 1960, to Albert L. and Vivian M. (Sather) Gharidini in Highland Park.  

On June 20, 2014, he married Julie Antonello.

He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.  He served in the Army Rangers.  He was an avid Chicago Bears and Blackhawks fan, and he loved riding his motorcycle.  He was a generous person who would always reach out to help others.  Even in death, he donated his organs to help others in need.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Michael L. Gharidini; four stepchildren, Daniel Biondi, James Tomaso, Darriante Tomaso and Valarie Biondi; a sister, Victoria L. Julin; and his first wife, Cynthia M. (Bogert) Gharidini.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his second wife, Jodi Biondi.

A memorial gathering and service was held March 20 at Grace Lutheran Church, Woodstock.

Memorials can be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 1300 Kishwaukee Valley Road, Woodstock, IL 60098; or to the McHenry County Veterans Assistance Commission, 2200 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock, IL 60098.

Arrangements were made by Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home.

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