Peter "Pete" Taraboletti
Canton - Peter "Pete" Taraboletti, 98, of Canton, currently residing in Omaha Nebraska, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021 in Omaha Nebraska.
He was born on January 19, 1922, in Rural Bryant. He was the son of Joseph and Louise (Destefanis) Taraboletti.
He married Helen L. (Johnson) in Canton on June 5, 1947. She preceded him in death in 2010.
He is survived by one son Charles (Ronda) Taraboletti of Belleville Illinois and a daughter Lucy Johns of Omaha Nebraska, three grandchildren, Matt (Amy) Johns of Mt. Kisco New York, Aaron (Cassandra) Taraboletti of Bartonville Illinois, and Allison (Kyle) Woodmansee
Preceding him in death are his parents, Wife and one brother, John Taraboletti.
Pete graduated from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 1951, he operated Taraboletti Pharmacy in Canton for more than 30 years until 1992, and he worked part time for pharmacies in the local area.
Pete is a veteran of the United States Army. Where he served in Europe. He was part of the 95th Medical Gas Treatment Battalion. His unit served in four major battles, Northern France, The Rhineland, The Ardennes and Central Europe.
Peter also served on the Canton Park District Board of Commissioners for 20 years retiring in 1995 and is past board President. He served two terms on the board of directors for the Canton Area Chamber of Commerce and is a past board President. He was a member of the Lincoln Douglas Toastmasters in Canton. In Toastmasters he has also served as an area 54 Governor, district treasurer, district 54 public relations officer, Lt. Governor of marketing, and Lt. Governor of education. He was a member of the Canton Rotary Club, Knights of Columbus, he was a 50 plus member of the Canto American Legion post 16.
He was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Canton, where he served many years as an Usher.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church or to the University of Health Science and Pharmacy in St. Louis Missouri.
A visitation will be held on Friday January 15, 2021 at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton from 9:00 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. A rosary services will be held at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a funeral procession to Sty. Mary's Catholic Church in Canton for a 11:00 a.m. Funeral Mass.
Burial with military honors will be held immediately following the Mass at Greenwood cemetery in Canton.
A Facebook livestream will be provided of the funeral Mass on the Fulton County Catholic's Facebook page.
Online condolences may be posted at www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com.
Charlie and Lucy,
Our family was deeply saddened by the loss of your father. He was a wonderful person.
I remember shopping in your parents pharmacy; both were wonderful people. Pete will be missed our deepest sympathy to your family. Mrs.Amy Ritchey McGinnis and family
I loved Pete Taraboletti. He was a great friend to all that knew him and a mentor to many. He was a gentle man. A gentleman. A gentlemen's gentleman. A "True Gentleman is the man whose conduct proceeds from good will and an acute sense of propriety, whose self control is equal to all emergencies; who does not make the poor man aware of his poverty, the obscure man of his obscurity. or any man of his inferiority or deformity; who is himself humbled if necessity compels him humble another. who does not flatter wealth. cringe before power, or boast of his own possessions or achievements; who speaks with frankness but always with sincerity and sympathy; whose deed follows his word; who thinks of the rights and feelings of others. rather than his own; and who appears well in any company, a man with whom honor is sacred and virtue safe." (John Walter Wayland) must have known Pete because this describes him to a T. I am a better man for having known Pete during my formative years. He will be greatly missed.
Charlie, Lucy and families - I'm very sorry to hear of your loss of your dad, grandfather and uncle. My sincerest condolences to you all. You're in my thoughts. - "Eldon" Leezer
Prayers to the family. They were such good people. Joyce Johnson
Charlie and Lucy - another member of the 'greatest generation' has passed on, and I am so sorry for your loss. Pete gave me my first job after graduation, and I will always be thankful for the experience gained there. He wore an ever present smile on his face because he truly loved serving the public, and the public loved him.
So very sorry for the loss of Pete. He was a true gentleman, always kind and personable. Even though it’s been awhile ago, it was a pleasure to live across from him and Helen on Chestnut Street. Please know all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Everyone really knew of Pete in Canton Illinois. I really first met him at the Fulton County flying club pancake breakfast each year. For the many hours he worked as MC at each breakfast. Pete was A kind and generous man and I was fortunate to know him.
We can all feel a sadness at this passing of a true gentle man. He contributed so much to so many for such a glorious life wee spent! All the years I worked with Dr. Ragsdale, we saw and shared so much with Pete, and Dr. truly loved him. I didn't know he was born in Bryant, as was my mother. What a rich history Pete leaves behind and I know you all appreciate that so much! My deepest sympathies for all of you and precious prayers for you all.
Pete was a great man, sorry for your loss. Prayer to the family.
I am so sorry to read of the passing of Mr. Taraboletti. He was one of the most kind men I have ever known. When I was a kid and would be in the drug store and he would always look up from the pharmacy and say Hello...I got to know him at The Sweet Shoppe and enjoyed talking to him.
My Thoughts and Prayers are with all his family at this difficult time.
Lucy and Charlie and families - we are very sorry to learn of Pete's passing. He was always so good to our family and was such a nice man. Prayers for you all.
Sorry for your loss! One of the truest gentlemen I've had the pleasure of knowing! Pete was one our favorite customers!
To all the Taraboletti family: Sorry to see the passing of Pete. He was such a gentleman and friend, enjoyed him in Rotary for years. Our former neighbors, Dr&Mrs.Jack Ragsdale thought so highly of him also. Another great American has just passed. RIP. Max/Cheryl Scott
Charlie, Lucy and family- Sorry for your loss of your Father. It doesn't make a difference how old we are, it is never easy to leave a parent. Your Dad and mine were very good friends. Your parents were very nice people. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Charlie and family — so sorry to learn of your father’s passing. He was so nice. I didn’t realize he had moved to Omaha. Condolences to you and Lucy and your families. 💐
Charlie and family and Lucy, I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He and your mother were such nice people. They were always so helpful at their store. 🙏🙏
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