Al Provenzano, 98

Proud WWII veteran


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Angelo James ("Al" or "Pro") Provenzano, 98, died on March 11, 2018. Born in Melrose Park, he was a longtime resident of Oak Park. He served his country during World War II (he said he landed at Normandy on D-Day) and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was known for entertaining everyone with stories and songs he drew from his remarkable memory. He was a dedicated member of his church. 

Al Provenzano was the husband of the late Blanche (Bunny), nee Kmet, for 60 years, the brother of Florence Tantillo and Jeanne Holder, and the brother-in-law of Muriel Provenzano. He was also the uncle of many nieces and nephews and their many children and grandchildren, and dear friend of Judy and Lou Cardone and so many others. He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Frank and Casper, and four sisters, Rose Aiuppa, Theresa Carpino, Helen Tantillo and Josephine Karkula. 

Visitation was held at Bormann Funeral Home in Melrose Park. He lay in state at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Cicero, followed by interment at Forest Home Cemetery in Forest Park. 

In Al's memory, please make a donation to Gethsemane Lutheran Church Youth Camp or give something to someone you love.

Read Wednesday Journal's profile of Al from January of 2015 at,-young-at-heart-at-95/

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