The Passing of an Elder

Sadly, another Genetti elder has passed on. Bernard Kenneth Genetti, born September 5, 1926 in Gillespie, Illinois recently passed away on September 16th. He was the grandson of Vigilio Genetti (1852-1932) and Domenica Maria Dolzadelli (1852-1907). Vigilio was one of the original Genetti brothers who settled in the Collinsville, Illinois area.

Bernard was the youngest of six children and the last remaining survivor of his immediate family. His parents were Charles Genetti (1889-1976) and Rosa Redolfi (1890-1976), with Charles being the oldest child of Vigilio and Domenica Maria.

Bernard lived a long and impressive life that included: raising a large family, serving as a Navy pilot, an extensive career in aerospace engineering and working with NASA during the years of the Apollo space program. To read Bernard’s complete obituary, please visit our Tributes and Obituaries page, click here.

The Genetti family extends our condolences to the many descendants of Bernard Kenneth Genetti. May he rest in peace.

If you would like to send flowers, make a charitable donation or leave a personal message to Bernard’s family, please go to: (click here).

  1 comment for “The Passing of an Elder

  1. Helene Prehatny
    September 29, 2021 at 7:12 am

    I know he will be dearly missed, but the memory of the full Life that he lived, will make his memory eternal. ‘Rest in Peace’.

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