John Frezza

John  Frezza, 80, of Swansea, Illinois, born Monday, December 29, 1930, in Rochester, PA, died Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at Memorial Hospital   in Belleville, IL .

Major Frezza retired as a hospital administrator with the United States Air Force. He was a member of Saint Matthew United Methodist Church, Christian Heirs, New Life Club, St Louis Caleb Bible study group, a  board member of Salvation Army. He also was a Vietnam Air Force veteran.   

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Father: Gregory Frezza
  • Mother: Anna nee Matteo, Frezza-Castradel
  • Step-father: Pacifico Castradel
  • Half-brother: Louis Frezza
  • Granddaughter: Rachel  Sperry

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Rogene Frezza of Swansea, IL
  • Children
    • John (Audra) Frezza of Avon, IN
    • Janis Potter of South Ogden, UT
    • Phillip (Kathleen) Thompson of Belleville, IL
    • Mary (Ken) Fette of Belleville, IL
    • Susan (Buzz) Sperry of Springfield, IL
  • Sisters
    • Janet Fishwick
    • Jean Pulliams
    • Clara DePaul
  • Grandchildren
    • Alexis Baker
    • Codie Nate
    • Danny Thompson
    • Emily Linge
    • Eric Thompson
    • Christine Fletcher
    • Ben Sperry
    • Cianna McDonald
    • O'Lynda Fette
    • Randy Fette
  • 16 Great-grandchildren

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Saint Matthew U.M.C. Missionary Fund.

Funeral:  Memorial service was held at 7:00 pm Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at Saint Matthew United Methodist Church, with Pastor James Slone, Rev. Larry Patton and Chaplain Jim Corbitt officiating.  A private family interment.

Condolences left for John Frezza:

    We are ever so sad that we could not be there at the time of John's passing. We praise God as we remember John. He was a lovely man, growing and learning until his last breath. We will miss him deeply.

    With sincere affection and love.

    Lindy (Donna, Aubrey and Rainey)

    Lindy Backues Philadelphia PA 19148