Russell Paul Biondolino, 87, of Taylorville, passed away at 5:59pm, Friday, July 6, 2012 at his residence.  He was born July 14, 1924 in Hartford, Illinois, the son of Paul and Congetta Guarino Biondolino.  He married Betty Durbin on December 7, 2004 in Taylorville.  He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1943 until 1946.  He was an Electrician and later a self employed Independent Insurance Agent until he retired.  He was a past member of the VFW and Knights of Columbus.  One of his favorite pastimes in his younger years was to fly his Cessna airplane.

He is survived by his children: Stephen P Biondolino, wife Jeanine of Taylorville, Karen Morris, husband John of Bellvue, Washington and David Biondolino of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, brothers: Sam Biondolino, wife Francis of Mena, Arizona, Jack Biondolino, wife Mary of Carthage, Illinois, sisters: Bertha McFarlane f Godfrey, Illinois, Catherine Robertson of Cleveland, Ohio and Rosalie Pursley of Alton, Illinois, grandchildren: Christopher P Biondolino of Taylorville, Sarah E Baker , husband Christopher of Herculaneum, Missouri, Elizabeth A Hohenstein, husband Neil of Taylorville, Stephanie Morris of Seatle, Washington and Debra Morris of New York, New York, great grandchildren: Keaton Hohenstein, Ella Hohenstein, Matthew Baker and Lincoln Coffey.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a son: Paul Biondolino and brother: Phillip Biondolino.

Mr. Biondolino will be cremated.  No services are planned at this time.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the Biondolino Family.  Condolences may be left online at

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