Thomas Salomone

Thomas Salomone
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Thomas Salomone, 63, of Jacksonville, IL, born May 19, 1952, in Belleville, IL, died Thursday, December 24, 2015, at Alton Memorial Hospital, Alton, IL.

Tom always enjoyed being home with his family, especially his little nieces and nephews.  He enjoyed singing and dancing, gardening, and fishing.  He loved the St. Louis Cardinals and helping to prepare holiday dinners.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Imelda, nee Schoenborn, Salomone; his grandparents, Nunzio and Rosa Salomone and Frank and Emma Schoenborn; two brothers, Stanley Salomone Jr. and Anthony Joseph Salomone; a nephew, Stephen Eitzenhefer; and three brothers-in-law, Melvin Eitzenhefer, Claude Tune, and Ronald Davitz.

Surviving are his six sisters, Mary Eitzenhefer-Tune of Swansea, IL,
Frances Salomone of St. Louis, MO,
Virginia “Ginny” Davitz of Wood River, IL,
Rita Salomone of Lebanon, IL,
Marge (Paul) Blackburn of Mt. Vernon, IL,
and Angie (Tom) Downing of Belleville, IL;
nieces and nephews, Gregory Eitzenhefer, Chris Eitzenhefer,
Deena Hinkle, Debbie Salomone, Carl Salomone, Deanna Hicks-Jenkins, Jeffrey Davitz,
Lori Friess, Scott Hofmeister, Craig Hofmeister,
Candie Quinn, Windy Stone, and Todd Downing;
and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Memorials may be made to Special Olympics Illinois or to St. Henry’s Catholic Church.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, December 28, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral procession will leave at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 29, from the funeral home for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Kenneth York officiating.  Burial will follow at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


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