Michael Stephen Gioscio, 75, born November 16, 1946, to Betty and Nick Gioscio, passed away March 11, 2022, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Mike is survived by his wife of 46 years, Diane Cook Gioscio, two sons, Monte G. Hall, grandson Jacob Michael Hall, great-granddaughter Joscelyn Hall. Kelly W. Hall (Judy), granddaughter Kalli Penner, (Brent), great-grandson Eliot Penner. Granddaughter Kelsi Dobson, great-granddaughter Kinsi Dobson. Granddaughter Jessa Watkins (Tom), great-grandsons Tucker Watkins and Cooper Watkins.
Mike graduated from JHS, worked for GTE and Verizon for 36 years. Upon retirement of 1 day, he went to work for CMS at the State of Illinois for 12 years. He was a member of the Elks, Legion, and Amvets.
Mike served in the Army from 1966 to 1968, he joined the Air National Guard in 1975 and retired in 2003. During that time, Mike was awarded numerous awards including the Meritorious Service Award on October 20, 1989, and the Air Force Commendation Award on June 30, 1998.
Mike (Gramps) loved trucks, old cars, Nascar, and camping at Lake Jacksonville. Most of all he loved his family, wife, sons, grandchildren, and catching frogs with his great-grandchildren at the lake.
Mike will always be remembered for being a true friend to everyone with his quick smile, kind generous heart, and always an interesting story.
Mike is also survived by two sisters, Nicki Montgomery, Connie Ehlert, brother Rocco Gioscio and daughter Gina Pollack.
A private family burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Greenfield with Shields-Bishop Funeral Home handling arrangements. A "Remembering Mike" gathering for friends will be held at the Jacksonville Elks Club Sunday, March 20th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Memorials are suggested to PAWS and Jacksonville Amvets.
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