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Angelo Garbin

July 16, 1946 — April 14, 2013

Angelo Joseph Garbin Music stopped for Angelo exactly 46 years after he and his wife Rita met, passing from this earth at Rush University Medical Center on Sunday, April 14, 2013. Angelo sang his last song at The Geneva Inn in Lake Geneva on March 9, 2013. He was born in Joliet on July 16, 1946 to Beno and Carmella (nee Carlino) Garbin. He was a Farmers Insurance Agent and along with his wife, son and niece, he owned and operated The Garbin Insurance Agency since 1978. He was and avid musician, loved to ride his Harley and truly loved all of his friends. He enjoyed life to the fullest and always had a smile on his face. He had a very special relationship with his schnauzer "Mickey". He proudly served in the US Army 158th Band from 1963 to 1967. Life member and Past Commander of American Legion Hardwood Post # 5, he was one of the founding members of the Joliet West Kiwannis Club, member of Will County Abate and the Joliet Harley Owners Group. Past member of the American Federation of Musicians, Village of Shorewood Zoning and Planning Committee and the Shorewood Citizens Advisory Board. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Rita, who he adored. He also leaves behind his beloved sons, Joseph S. (Debbie) of Shorewood and Steven P. (Bonnie) Garbin of Euless, TX; three grandsons, Matthew, Steven and Richard Garbin; his mother, Carmella V. Garbin; his sister, Mary Ann (Dareld) Felkins; his brother, Anthony (Jeannine) Garbin; special niece and godchild, Kim Knor and by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father, Beno T. Garbin. The funeral procession will leave the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home 1500 Black Road, Joliet on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 9:15 am to St. Jude Catholic Church in Joliet for a funeral mass at 10:00 am. Interment Service and Military Honors will be follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park I. Family members will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 3 to 8 pm. The family gives special thanks to all the Doctors, Nurses and Caregivers at Rush University Medical Center for their wonderful help that added three and a half years to Angelo's life. Our deepest gratitude is extended to all of them. Memorials can be made and would be greatly appreciated to the Be The Match Foundation for Stem Cell Donors, 3001 Broadway St. N.E. # 100, Minnneapolis, MN 55413-1753 (www.marrow.org)
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