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Peter Potenziani

ABINGDON-Peter “Pete’’ N. Potenziani, 72, Abingdon, died at 9:59 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, in OSF St. Mary Medical Center ER in Galesburg.

He was born Aug. 22, 1936, in Pittsburgh, Pa., the son of Peter C. and Josephine (Glock) Potenziani. He married Patricia Malone Ritchey. She survives.

He is also survived by three daughters, Pam Potenziani, Galesburg, Angela Potenziani and Tina Potenziani both in North Carolina; three sons, Brian Ritchey, Azle, Texas, Peter Potenziani, Jr. Syracuse, N.Y., and Anthony Potenziani, Pittsburgh, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Nick Potenziani and Brad Ritchey, and one sister.

He grew up in Pittsburgh and later served in the Army during the Berlin Crisis. He had also lived in Wisconsin, Texas and in Abingdon, since 1992.

He was an owner/operator over the road truck driver, retiring in October of 2008.

He was of the Catholic Faith.

Pete’s hobbies included fishing and golf. He enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Steelers win the Super Bowl Feb. 1.

Cremation was accorded. Private burial will be at a later date.

In Pete’s honor, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, or a charity of the donor’s choice, in care of Mrs. Pat Potenziani, 904 Palmer St., Abingdon, IL 61410.

Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

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