Whitney Zavaglia Obituary, Death – Whitney Zavaglia, age 77, originally of Collinsville, Illinois, passed away on the 14th of January, 2019, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She resided in Maryville, Illinois. She was brought back together with Jesus. Collinsville, Illinois was the location where Angelo and Theresa Zavaglia welcomed their first child into the world on May 26, 1941.
Angelo began his long and fruitful career in the grocery market when he was just 10 years old and began working at S&S Market in Collinsville. He has since gone on to become quite successful in this field. Following his graduation from Collinsville High School in 1959, he attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale for a period of time before beginning a career in the grocery industry at a variety of different establishments, such as Viviano’s and National Supermarket.
He served as president of both companies. Angelo was the proprietor and manager of several businesses in the area, including Angelo’s Bi-Rite in Caseyville, Angelo’s IGA in Collinsville, and the Beltline Center, which served as a location for social gatherings. The city of Collinsville was home to each and every one of these establishments. In the end, he decided to take an early retirement from ICS Construction Services in St. Louis, Missouri, after having worked there for a number of years.
He was a member of Christ Church and attended the services that were conducted in the Collinsville-Maryville campus. Angelo had a personality that was larger than life, and his heart was as bit as big as his personality was. He would go out of his way to make someone feel better and give them the impression that they were the only people in the room when he was trying to cheer someone up.
While they were in his company, acquaintances became family members, and complete strangers became lifelong friends. Everyone enjoyed his stories and quips because they were famous and priceless, and he had a chuckle that others couldn’t stop trying to imitate. His stories and quips were legendary and priceless. The ever-optimistic person that he was, his response to the question of how his day was going was typically, “Everything’s fantastic.”