Robert E. “Bob” Pigati, 85, of Taylorville, passed away Friday, December 26, 2014 at 8:45 p.m. at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville. He was born in 1929 in Highwood, Illinois, he was one of four sons of August Pigati Sr. and Elsie A. Pigati. Bob resided in Taylorville all of his adult life.
He was an Army combat veteran of the Korea Conflict, serving 1950 – 1951. He was wounded and received two Purple Hearts, the Combat Infantry Badge (CIB), and the Korean Service Medal with three bronze stars. He was a past commander of the American Legion Post 905 and a member of the Taylorville VFW Post 4495.
After his military service, Bob worked at Borg-Warner for several years and other auto dealerships, including Gilbert H. Large & Company. He later started his own business where he specialized in automobile front-end and brake work. He retired in 1991.
Bob was a “scratch” golfer and won the Taylorville City Men’s Tournament in 1980. He was also a very good bowler and pool shooter. He also loved to fish and play card games.
Survivors include his Brother, Richard “Dick” Pigati, Sr. of Greenwood, IN, (Previously of Spencer, IN), and several Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, August (Gus) Pigati Jr. and Jack J. Pigati.
Graveside services will be held on Monday, January 5, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Riverton, IL with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery in Riverton, IL. There will be no viewing.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 in memory of his mother (Elsie) and/or Bob.
Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.
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