Richard L. Baldoni, Sr.
Richard L. Baldoni, Sr., 82, of Sherman, died at 8:55 a.m., Friday, December 26, 2014, at his home. He was born July 22, 1932 in Springfield, to Jules and Mae Dragoo Baldoni. He married Patricia “Pat” Dineen Baldoni on October 15, 1982 and she survives. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Florence Gramlich Baldoni. His parents, Jules and Violet Baldoni, Mae and Fred Miller; one sister, Barb Lewis and one step brother, Christopher Baldoni also preceded him in death.
Survivors include one daughter Connie Dishon of Springfield; three sons Richard L. Baldoni, Jr. of Springfield; Bob Harney of St. Louis, MO; Michael (Patti) Harney of Dawson; six grandchildren; one sister Pat Schleyhahn of Springfield; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was a Plumbing Engineer working with the local trades and retired from Memorial Medical Center where he was named Employee of the Year in 1987. Richard enjoyed wood working and was a carver and belonged to the Sangamon County Wood Carvers, he enjoyed traveling in his motor home and made a lot of friends in his travels. He was a man of many talents and enjoyed helping others.
Visitation: 10:00 a.m., – 12:00 p.m., Friday, January 2, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 12:00 p.m., Friday, January 2, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home with Deacon Dave Sorrell officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
The family request memorial contributions be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation or the Wounded Warriors Project.