Albert Rostello, 66, of Spring Valley died at 7:15 p.m. Nov. 12, 2009, at home from cancer. Below is an obituary Rostello wrote, submitted to headquarters by Mrs. Albert Rostello. You can also read the obituary that originally appeared in the NewsTribune, his hometown paper. Or a tribute to Rostello written by the NewsTribune’s Sports Editor.
By Albert Rostello
Albert started hunting at the age of nine. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his father, especialy goose hunting at the Swan Lake National Refuge in Missouri. His favorite game bird to hunt was wild turkey. He could usually be seen at the public hunting sites in Missouri and Illinois, with a special place in his heart for the Green River Wildlife Area in Illinios. He was quite politically active regarding a number of IDNR issues (e.g. served as a delegate to Conservation Congress of Illinois in 2000 for the Better Fishing Association.) His most memorable hunts was the bagging of his first Canada goose and spring Conservation snow goose hunt in Central Illinois. He guided pheasant hunters at Hickory Grove Hunt Club in Illinois. ◊