Terry Joseph Odorizzi (73) died Tuesday, January 23 at his home in Staunton, Illinois. Born December 3, 1944, in Litchfield, Illinois, he was the son of Harry “Tuck” and Alba Odorizzi. He married Susan Hribernik on June 11, 1971.
A 1962 graduate of Staunton High School, Terry worked for most of his career with the U.S. Postal Service, including many years as a rural mail carrier in Mt. Olive. As a true civic minded individual, Terry was active in the Staunton Little League, the Staunton Sportsman Club, Knights of Columbus Council 2197 and the Staunton School District Board of Education. Terry also served his country for six years in the Illinois Air National Guard 183rd Tactical Fighter Group, based in Springfield, Illinois. Well-known and respected in the community he loved, Terry was proud of his Italian roots and fiercely devoted to family – especially his beloved grandsons, Mason and Miles. He attended every one of Mason’s concerts and Miles’ baseball games. Terry was a voracious reader, an avid history and trivia buff, and a devoted fan of Bob Dylan. His Odorizzi-style of humor will be especially missed.
Terry is survived by his wife, Susan, his two children, Valerie Kaye (Colby) Sprague of Alton, Illinois and U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Joseph Odorizzi of Davenport, Iowa; grandchildren, Mason and Miles Sprague; brothers Larry Odorizzi, and David (Debby) Odorizzi, of Staunton, and sister Mary (David) Sherfy of St. Louis; in-laws Ruth (Jack) Cherry, The Villages, Florida; Mike (Mary Lou) Hribernik, Jupiter, Florida; and Steven (Sandy) Hribernik, DDS, St. Louis; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Kerry; sister, Sherry Millner; brother-in-law Charles (Butch) Millner; sister-in-law Lana Odorizzi; and nephew, Steven Hribernik.
Friends may call from 3 to 6 PM on Friday, January 26, 2018 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Staunton. A Memorial Mass will follow at 6 PM at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Father George Radosevich officiating. A private burial will be held at a later date.
The family has requested that memorials be directed to the St. Michael’s Church Restoration Fund, Staunton Education Foundation or the Staunton Sportsman Club.
St. Michael's Restoration Fund
426 E. North St, Staunton IL 62088
Staunton Education Foundation
PO Box 192, Staunton IL 62088
Staunton Sportsman Club
Staunton IL 62088