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“Our deepest condolences to Angelo's family and friends. Worked with Angelo at Gary Works,he was a great man to...Read More »
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“Frannie, I'm so sorry I could not make it to see you and your family for Angelo's prayer service. I'm keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Lynn Vasko - Lowell, IN - Friend

“I worked with Angelo at our beloved South Works. He was the gentle giant that everyone knew they could count on. So many good memories of all the...Read More »
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“So so sorry to hear about the passing of big Ang. I worked with Angelo at #4 Electric furnace, him in maintenance and me in operations. He was a...Read More »
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“My deepest condolences to the entire Family. Steve I worked with your Dad at South Works and knew him from the days he played ball. He was one great...Read More »
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Angelo A. Lonardi Jr., age 70, of West Creek Township, Lowell, Indiana passed away peacefully, at home, on the afternoon of Sunday February 17, 2019. He is survived by his loving wife, of 48 years, Frances M. Lonardi (Szabo); son Brian A. Lonardi, son Steven J. Lonardi, daughter-in-law Tina M. Lonardi (Zatorski), grandchildren Steven Jr. & Peyton R. Lonardi, brother Augustus J. Lonardi, sister Marie C. Urlaub (Lonardi) & sister Antonette Lonardi. He was preceded in death by his Father Angelo A. Lonardi Sr. & mother Mary Lonardi (Marchioretto).

Angelo spent over 33 years serving the U.S. Steel corporation. He worked at the U.S. Steel South Works location, from 1969-1989, where he started as a Millwright & then later became a Maintenance Manager. After South Works shut down Angelo then worked at the U.S. Steel Gary Works location, from 1989-2003, where he served as the #2 Q-Bop Manager until his retirement. As a young adult Angelo earned the rare honor of attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, won a South Side Little League Championship, as a catcher, & played football for the Mendel Monarchs, as an All-State honors Center, where he helped his team win 2 South Section Championships & played, at Soldier Field, in the Chicago Catholic League City Championships. In addition, Angelo wrestled for the Monarchs during the teams IHSAA record win streak of 99 straight dual match wins & 4 straight, undefeated, Chicago Catholic League Wrestling Team Championships. Angelo also played football for the Southern Illinois University Salukis & for the Bonivirs Athletic Club; a semi-pro football team, out of South Chicago, that famously played vs the Indiana State Prison Inmates team, in Michigan City, Indiana, each season.

Angelo was born on the South side of Chicago, Illinois & grew up in the Roseland neighborhood right across from Palmer Park & Mendel Catholic High School. In life, Angelo was a big, incredibly strong man in both physical & mental makeup. This was challenged when, at the young age of 27, Angelo suddenly lost his father, Angelo Sr., to a tragic accident at Burnside Steel. As a son Angelo always made sure, from his childhood through his adult life to take great care & always make time for his beloved mother Mary. As a husband, Angelo stood steadily by his wife, Frances, through all the ups & downs, lovingly devoting 48 years, to their marriage, until his death. As a father, Angelo was a tough, strict man, but was also a very caring man & gave lovingly, from his heart, to his children all of his life. As a grandfather, there wasn't anything Angelo wouldn't do for his two beloved grandchildren; he so loved giving them little tours, around the property, in his golf cart. As a brother & a friend, Angelo was always there, day or night, giving selflessly, when any one of his siblings or friends was in need. Angelo loved model trains, vacationing with his family, working on his old '40's Ford Coupe, boating on lake Michigan, attending the Chicago Car show with his buddy Mike, driving his Corvette, swimming in the pool, working outside around the home, attending his children & grandchildren's sporting events, raising domestic live-stock & talking about the great big yacht he would buy, one day, when he won the lottery.

The family may be met, for a wake & short prayer service, at the BURDAN FUNERAL HOME, 12901 Wicker Ave, Cedar Lake, Indiana from 12pm-5pm on Saturday, February 23, 2019. A memorial mass will be held later in the year, on Angelo's birthday, Friday, May 10, 2019 for all those that would like to attend. (Please inquire for details.)

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