Richard W. “Dick” Bianco, 72 of Staunton, passed away at his residence on Monday, September 10, 2018. He was born on August 14, 1946, in Litchfield, the a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bianco. He married Rena L. Tretter on December 3, 1962, in Carlinville and she survives.
He worked as an operator at Shell Oil Company in Roxana for 27 years. Dick was a member of Net Community Church of Staunton and a past member of the Staunton Volunteer Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife, Rena L. Bianco of Staunton; three children, Lori (Robert) Semanik of Staunton, Anthony “Tony” (Abby) Bianco of Staunton, and Jennifer (David) Gerdes of Staunton; six grandchildren, Cody (Deanna) Gerdes, Paige (Matt) Hanks, Stephanie (Desiree) Semanik, Devin Gerdes, Christian Semanik and Kaley Rose Augustine-Bianco; three great grandchildren, Adelynn and Alyssa DeLong, Raylan Gerdes and a fourth great grandchild on the way, Dominic Richard Gerdes; brother, James A. Bianco Sr of Staunton; sister, Rose Ann Fox of Mt. Olive; sister-in-law, Betty Hochmuth of Freer, TX; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Dick was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Katzmarek; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Tony & Katherine Tretter; and brother-in-law, Fred Hochmuth.
Private family services will be held later. Williamson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to Net Community Church of Staunton, Adopt-A-Pet of Benld, or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.