Peter Greg Visintin Sr., 71 of Gillespie, died at his residence on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 7:02 p.m. He was born on January 28, 1950, in Litchfield. He married Catherine (Demuzio) Visintin on May 4, 1974, in Gillespie.
He was a veteran of the US Army after having served during Vietnam and was retired after having been an automobile mechanic and the director of the bus garage for Community Unit School District 7. Peter was a ham radio operator and a member of the VFW Post 4547 of Gillespie.
He is survived by his father, Kenneth Ruyle of Gillespie; spouse, Catherine Visintin of Gillespie; son, Peter Greg (Elizabeth) Visintin Jr. of Gillespie; granddaughter, Zephaniah Visintin of Gillespie; brother, Gary (Roseann) Visintin of Gillespie; and sisters-in-law, Marlene Demuzio and Donna (Jim) Burke.
Peter was preceded in death by his mother, Anna ( Gregus) Ruyle, and father in law and mother-in-law, Vincent and Catherine Demuzio.
Visitation services will be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at SS Simon & Jude Church, Gillespie from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will follow on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the church with Father Michael Haag officiating. COVID 19 guidelines will be followed including mandatory masks.
Memorials are suggested to Shriners Hospital, St. Louis, MO or Partnership For Educational Excellence District #7. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.