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Albert Rostello

Editor’s note: Read a tribute to Rostello written by the NewsTribune’s Sports Editor. Or read an obituary written by Rostello himself.
Albert Rostello, 66, of Spring Valley died at 7:15 p.m. Nov. 12, 2009, at home from cancer.
Private services will be in Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Cherry. The Rev. Paul Meismer will officiate. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Spring Valley. Barto Funeral Home, Spring Valley, is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Rostello was born April 23, 1943, in Moberly, Mo. to Angelo and Irene (Tregnago) Rostello. He married Hazel Eileen Browning on April 8, 1967, in St. Brendan Catholic Church in Mexico, Mo.
He retired from Illinois Valley Community College where he taught history and sociology from 1968 to 1998. he was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Outdoor Writers Association of America, Illinois State Rifle Association and Better Fishing Association of Northern Illinois.
He was president of Illinois Federation of Teachers Local 1810 for four years.
From 1992 to 2000, he wrote outdoor columns for the NewsTribune and other publications.
He graduated in 1961 from Moberly High School and in 1963 from Moberly Junior College. In 1966 he received a bachelor of science in education degree in social science and in 1968, a master’s degree in history from Truman State University. Since 1968 he earned graduate credits from various educational institutions.
Survivors are his wife of Spring Valley; and one brother, James Rostello of San Diego, Calif.
He was preceeded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be directed to the donor’s choice. ◊
Editor’s note: Originally published in the LaSalle, Ill. NewsTribune on Sat. Nov, 14, 2009. (Article is available only with subscription to the site’s archive services.)
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