A U.S. Coast Guard veteran, Mr. Talignani worked as a slot machine technician supervisor in casinos. He grew up in Scouting and stayed active in the Boy Scouts in leadership roles with his sons. People were attracted to his colorful, outgoing personality. He knew not a stranger!
He shared a passion for music with his wife, family and friends. He and his wife enjoyed singing duets and playing guitar together. He was proud of his Italian heritage, had a fierce love for his family, and enjoyed attending his grandsons’ activities.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Angelo E. and Florence, nee Cocco, Talignani.
Surviving are his wife of 15 years and love of his life, Anne E., nee Bolam, Talignani, whom he married on September 27, 2000;
two daughters and two sons,
Laura (Steve) Dima of Belleville, IL,
Shannon Alvarado of North Hollywood, CA,
David Ray Talignani of St. Louis, MO,
and Michael Angelo Talignani of Belleville, IL,
three grandsons, Joshua, Christopher, and Nathan Dima;
his mother-in-law, Jean Bolam of Belleville, IL;
many loving family members; friends;
and his feline companion, Rocky.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family, in care of Anne Talignani. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, February 5, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Msgr. William McGhee officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.
My sympathy goes out to Anne and Dave’s entire family. We have lost possibly the best sole I have known. He was my friend and I loved him. Save a spot in Heaven for me my friend.
Rick Chaurette, Sahuarita , Arizona , 85629
It seems like yesterday that we were all running around in our yards in Belleville – flying kites, watching 4th of July fireworks. David had such a joy for living – will always remember the good times and hours of conversation over espresso and grappa (a family tradition). Godspeed, and our warmest wishes to Anne, the boys, and all the family, that good memories will help you get through this difficult time.
Claudia (Cocco) and Denny, Cave Creek, AZ, 85331
Anne, we are so sorry to hear the passing of Dave. What a great soul!! I hope you know that you and your family our in our thoughts and prayers. GOD Bless!!
Brian & Peggy (Steward) Strong, Belleville, IL,
More than neighbors Friends always Sorry for your loss here for you !!!
James Guerrero&Karen Clark, St. Louis, Missouri, 63102
Such a nice and caring human being. Dave always brought a smile to my face and brightened my day at work. Rest in Peace my friend. My sincere condolences to the family of this terrific and wonderful man.
Gary Like, Highland, Utah, 84003
Anne & Family , so sorry for the loss of Dave. We will miss his wave and hello from across the yard and his watermelons in the summer.I hope his love for you and the family will keep you strong during this tough time.You are in our prayers.
Dana Collins & Pat Aaron, Belleville, IL, 62220
Dave was the sweetest human I think I ever met. WE jammed for thousands of hours with Gabe and Larry. We opened the burger stand in H.B. Dave was the most giving human ever, most thoughtful. Dave touched any and all people, any walk of life. Life will be a bit colder without Dave around. I never saw him in a bad mood, ever. Miss you my friend and musical partner.
Mark Leslie Buonassissi
mark buonassissi, reno, Nevada, 89512