Mark Christopher DeGonia, age 57, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Granite Nursing and Rehab Center, Granite City, IL. Mark was born on July 19, 1960 in Granite City, IL, a son of David DeGonia and Janet (Heaton) DeGonia of Granite City, IL.
Mark was a Union Plumber for Local 360 in East St. Louis, IL, for many years. He enjoyed playing pool, golfing and having good times with his friends. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, and especially taking his grandchildren to the zoo. Mark loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by a son, Marshall Reed Rutter.
In addition to his parents, Mark is survived by his loving children, Miriam (Delshon) Matkins of Granite City, IL, Lt. Matthew (Lt. Virginia) DeGonia of Cape Girardeau, MO, Mason DeGonia of Granite City, IL, Morgan DeGonia of Canton, OH and Marc DeGonia of Granite City, IL; brothers, Michael (Rhonda) DeGonia of Granite City, IL, Donald DeGonia of Glen Carbon, IL and David (Erica) DeGonia of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to six grandchildren and one on the way; nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.
In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, at Irwin Chapel, with Lt. Matthew DeGonia officiating.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 18, 2018 at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL. Family and friends are asked to meet directly at the cemetery.
Memorial donations may be given to the DeGonia family. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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