Deacon Steven R. Tamburini

CLINTON — Deacon Steven R. Tamburini, 67, passed away at 4:01 a.m. on April 20, 2017, at his family residence, Clinton.

Mass Of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, Clinton, with Rev. Fr. James Henning Celebrant; Con-Celebrants, Fr. Robert Hoffman and Msg. Tim Nolan. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery Farmer City, Ill. 

Visitation will be held from 5–7 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017, at the St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, Clinton. Rosary will be at 4:30 p.m. on Friday at the church.  The family has entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, Clinton, or Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Farmer City.

Steve was born on December 29, 1949, in Clinton, the son of Frank J. and Kathryn (Cray) Tamburini. He married Linda S. Munts on July 19, 1980, in Clinton.

Survivors include his wife, Linda S. Tamburini, Clinton; children, Ryan S. Tamburini, Hoopeston, Ill., and Kathryn Lynn (Thomas) Joos, Chicago, Ill.; brothers, Larry (Darlene) Tamburini, Normal, Ill., and Mike (Dolly) Tamburini, LeRoy, Ill. 

Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

Steve was a graduate of Clinton High School in 1969 and of Illinois State University, Normal. He retired in 2011 from Hospital Sisters Health System after 30 years. 

He worked at various hospitals in central Illinois, including the Dr. John Warner Hospital, Clinton, and St. Mary’s Hospital, in Decatur, before working for Hospital Sisters Health Systems, in Springfield. 

He was ordained a Roman Catholic Deacon in May 2012, serving the parishes of St. John The Baptist, in Clinton, Sacred Heart, in Farmer City, and St. John the Evangelist, in Mansfield.  He enjoyed reading and watching Western movies.

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