Vernon Charles Genetti

(April 5, 1918 – May 15, 1999)

Published in the Belleville News Democrat, May 18, 1999.

Vernon C. Genetti, 81, of Fairmont City, Ill., born April 5, 1918, in Collinsville, Ill., died Saturday May 15, 1999, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.

Mr. Genetti retired in 1980 from General Motors, St. Louis, Mo., where he worked in the Corvette division. He was a World War II Army veteran who served in the European Theatre.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vigilio and Margaret, nee Mueller, Genetti; five half-brothers, Charles, John and Willie Genetti, and Fred and George Kittstein; and a half-sister, Catherine Petroski.

Surviving are his wife, Geraldine “Geri,” nee Fernandez, Genetti, whom he married June 27, 1942; two daughters, Genelle M. Campbell of Corona, Calif., and Sharon (Michael) Albertina of Collinsville, Ill., a son, Thomas (Nancy) Genetti of St. Louis, Mo.; two sisters, Margaret Delaney and Amelia Forneris, both of Collinsville, Ill.; five grandsons, Bradley Albertina and Gregory Albertina, both of Collinsville, Ill., and Dominic Genetti, Michael Genetti and Nicholas Genetti, all of St. Louis, Mo.; a granddaughter, Geneen Campbell of Corona, Calif.; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Holy Rosary Endowment Fund.

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