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Peter J. Pusateri

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Peter J. Pusateri, 89, died Saturday Sept. 7, 2013, at Alden Terrace Nursing Home, McHenry.

He was born April 12, 1924, in Chicago to Antonino and Mary (Mangione) Pusateri.

He was a veteran, having served in the United States Army during World War II. 

He also was a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed the simple things in life and was happiest when doing something kind for others. He never asked for anything in return. He will be remembered for his selflessness and generosity to everyone whose path he crossed, but he will be most remembered for being the best daddy in the world.

Survivors include a daughter, Debbie (Dan) Carzoli; two sons, Tom Whaples and Rick Whaples; 10 grandchildren, Krystal Carzoli, Amber (Richard) McCarthy, Richard Whaples, Megan Whaples, Tommy Whaples, Tasha Whaples, Casey Whaples, Stephane Whaples, Daniel Carzoli and Sarah Carzoli; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Larry (Elaine) Pusateri and Richard (Nancy) Pusateri; two sisters, Rose Urani and Mary Reusz; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Roger LeAnna; a brother Tony Pusateri; a sister, Annette O’Conner; and a grandchild, Loren Whaples.

Visitations were Sept. 11 at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock, and Sept. 12 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Woodstock. The funeral Mass was Sept. 12 at the church. Interment followed at McHenry County Memorial Park Cemetery.

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