Gene Silveri, 87

Korean vet, service station owner, bank board chair

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Egidio V. "Gene" Silveri, 87, a longtime resident of River Forest, died on April 8, 2018 at JFK Memorial Hospital in Atlantis, Florida. Born on Sept. 14, 1930 to Egidio and Rosa Silveri, he attended Loyola University and was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He later became owner and president of Go-Tane Service Stations Inc. In 1971, he became chairman of the board of Midwest Bank and Trust Company in Elmwood Park and Midwest Banc Holdings in Melrose Park and served for 25 years. 

Gene Silveri was the good friend and husband of Jacqueline; the father of Patricia, Cecilia and Christopher (Donna); and the grandfather of Crystal. 

Visitation will be held at 9 a.m., followed by a memorial Mass at 9:45 a.m. at Ascension Church in Oak Park on May 9. 

In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates donations to the National Kidney Foundation (kidney.org) or the American Heart Association (heart.org). Arrangements were handled by Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home.

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