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Obituary: DiNardi

John P. DiNardi, 86, Pontiac, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2020, at 6:25 a.m. at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center inpatient hospice in Normal, IL.

His service will be held Monday, February 17, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pontiac with Father Adam Cesarek officiating. Full military honors will immediately follow the service. Cremation rites will be accorded. A private family graveside service will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery in Pontiac at a later date.

Friends may call Sunday, February 16, 2020, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Pontiac, with the Rosary at 3:30 p.m.

Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home, Pontiac, is in charge of arrangements.

John was born November 11, 1933, in Chicago, IL to Ralph and Anna (Szot) DiNardi. He married Lynn Brogan-Cichon on November 27, 1973. She survives in Pontiac.

He is also survived by his children, John R. DiNardi, Nancy (Ledford) DiNardi of Pontiac, IL, Ralph (Patricia Stephenson) DiNardi of Normal, IL, Tony (Evelyn DeBoer) DiNardi of Normal, IL, Patricia (Ryan Thedens) Billingsley of Cooksville, IL, Teri (Jeff) Riblet of Normal, IL, and Christopher (Amber Connor) DiNardi of Pontiac, IL; grandchildren, Bobby DiNardi, Tracy DiNardi, Nick (Amber Wilson) DiNardi, Jimmy DiNardi, Ryan Billingsley, Lauren (John) Goodpasture, Alex (Bree) Adcock, Lia Riblet, Presley DiNardi, Connor (Kristie) DiNardi, Madyson DiNardi, Boston DiNardi, and Georgie DiNardi; great-grandchildren, Charleigh DiNardi, Aria DiNardi, Allison DiNardi, Kane DiNardi, Easton Goodpasture, and Anna Lou Adcock; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, George and Diane Wagner of Pontiac, IL; many nieces and nephews; and his fur baby, Napolean.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jean Gnat; and brother-in-law, Lorry Gnat.

John graduated from Our Lady of Sorrows Grade School and St. Phillips High School. He served in the United States Army as SPL Class 2 from 1955 to 1957.

John was in the automobile business most of his life and owned/operated Lynn Chevrolet-Buick, which he purchased in July 1976.

John was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pontiac. He loved his family deeply and always enjoyed spending time with them, especially the many family vacations to Lake of the Ozarks. He was an avid hockey fan, especially of the Chicago Blackhawks and most recently the Los Angeles Kings and the ISU Redbirds. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Memorials may be made to the OSF Cancer Services in Pontiac or the American Cancer Society Livingston County Relay for Life.

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