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George W. Punzio


George W. Punzio, 82, Wonder Lake, died Monday, April 23, 2012, at Hospice of Northeastern Illinois Inpatient Care Unit at Centegra Specialty Hospital, Woodstock.

He was born Feb. 22, 1930, in Chicago to Frank and Mary (Marzano) Punzio.He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in Korea. 

He was a resident of Wonder Lake since 1980. 

He was employed by the city of Crystal Lake, worked in security for Union Special and drove a bus for PACE.

He was a member of Christ the King Church in Wonder Lake where he served as an usher and helped with bingo games. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 08473 and the American Legion Post 171, and he volunteered with PADS. 

Survivors include two sons, George D. Punzio, Wonder Lake, and Anthony Punzio, Wonder Lake; three daughters, Regina (William) Barth, Crystal Lake, Nancy (Tony) Russo, Wonder Lake, and Maryann (Chuck Schulze) Klasen, McHenry; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Gloria Punzio, Brookfield, and Josephine Coppoletta, Shorewood; and a brother-in-law, Frank (Barbara) Coppoletta, Rolling Meadows.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Anita, June 2, 2002; four brothers, Frank, Bill, Rocky and Vito; and a sister, Ann.

Visitation was April 26 at Justen’s Wonder Lake Funeral Home.

The funeral Mass was held April 27 at Christ the King Catholic Church, Wonder Lake.

Interment was at Crystal Lake Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be sent to the funeral home at

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