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Rada Albu

December 14, 1934 — December 16, 2019

Rada Albu

Age 85 of Plainfield, passed away Monday, December 16, 2019 at Kossuth Regional Health Center in Iowa with his family by his side.

Born December 14, 1934 in Romania, Rada was a son of Slavco and Desa (Komlosan) Albu. Following High School, Rada earned as Associates Degree in business which was his first step into becoming a self-made man. On January 4, 1956, Rada married Ioana Vasile in Romania and together they made their home and started a family. After moving his family to the United States, Rada and Ioana owned and operated a small restaurant in Chicago until deciding to relocate to New Mexico. While in New Mexico Rada opened various small businesses that included a feed store and an auto repair shop. He was a true entrepreneur who was not afraid to take a chance on opportunity. In his later years, Rada and Ioana moved to the Joliet/Plainfield area to be closer to their daughter Radoica and her family. He was a longtime parishioner of St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Joliet. In his free time, Rada enjoyed exploring various hobbies that included growing grapes to make his own wine and curing and smoking meats to share with guests in his home. He was a generous man who treated his friends and peers as if they were his own family. Rada deeply cared about life and made sure that no one was excluded. His main passion was his family, especially his grandchildren. He cherished every moment with them and was so grateful to his daughter and son-in-law for gifting him with such treasures. Rada will be truly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ioana; daughter and son-in-law: Radoica and Dan Kilgore; grandkids: Daniel and Katerina Kilgore, and additional loving relatives back in Romania and Germany.

Rada is preceded in death by his parents and his brother and sister-in-law, Sava and Jagoda Albu.

Family will receive relatives and friendsfor a visitation on Friday, December 20, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a Pomen service beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road in Joliet. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, 300 Stryker Avenue in Joliet. Interment will follow in New Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Cemetery.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, December 20, 2019

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life

1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL 60435

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Pomen Service

Friday, December 20, 2019

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life

1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL 60435

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Funeral Service

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church

305 South Midland Avenue, Joliet, IL 60436

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Interment

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Starts at 12:30 pm (Central time)

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