Relio John “Red” Cambruzzi, 99, of Taylorville, died at 7:42 a.m., Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at Taylorville Care Center.


Red was born on August 27, 1916 in Kincaid, the son of Robert and Rosa (Dalpoas) Cambruzzi. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy during WWII aboard the USS Augusta. He married Mary Servi on September 25, 1949 in Taylorville, and she survives. Red was a member of the VFW Post 4495, the Knights of Columbus, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church where he served as an usher for many years.  He was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.


Along with Mary, his wife of almost 67 years, Red is survived by their son: Mike (Lorene) Cambruzzi of Taylorville; grandchildren: Jenelle (Myron) Stine of Dallas Center Iowa, Kris (Stacie) Hancock of Carlinville, Vincent (Kelsey) Cambruzzi of Lakeland Tennessee, Nikolas (Nicole) Cambruzzi of Olympia, Washington; great grandchildren: Hailie Hancock, Keira Stine, Addilyn Stine, Owen Hancock, Hollie Hancock, Dominic Hancock; sisters-in-law: Annetta (Sam) Calandro of Taylorville and Shirley Servi of Shelbyville, Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews.


Red was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers: Guido Bucelluni and Bruce Cambruzzi, and sisters: Eda Ciotti, Katie Castelli and Albina Bartaloni.


Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 6, at St Mary’s Catholic Church, with Msgr. David Lantz officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, from 5 – 7 p.m., at McClure Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will take place at a later date at Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made in his honor to: VFW Post 4495 in Taylorville.  McClure Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.


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