Doctor George E. Cuonzo, of Jupiter, Florida, and formerly of Watseka, Illinois, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2018. He was born in Chicago on June 1, 1936.

George was a mischievous kid and an adventurous teenager who, when not terrorizing the neighborhood, attended Locke School, Steinmetz High School, Wright Junior College and Loyola University School of Dentistry prior to enlisting with the US Navy. On July 27, 1961, he married the love of his life, in San Diego, California. Following his stint in the Navy, he and his family moved to Watseka, Illinois where he practiced dentistry and oral surgery.

George’s loves in life were his family, hunting, guns, cars, airplanes and anything motorized, mechanical or slightly dangerous, and he had the good fortune to be able to enjoy all of those things. He is survived by his wife, Joan, his son, George P., his brother, Frank (Joanne), his brother-in law, Len Pappone and his sisters-in-law, Harriett Phillips and Kathleen Scheufler, as well as his great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by his son, Gregory, his grandson, Ryan, his parents and his sister, Camille Pappone.

Although George will be sorely missed by his family and friends, he had a truly wonderful life and his was a good end to a life well lived.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at St. Jude Catholic Church in Tequesta, FL.

Visitation will be from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Mass will be at 3:00 p.m. at St. Edmund Catholic Church in Watseka with Fr. Michael Powell officiating.

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until the 3:00 p.m. memorial service on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Sullivan Funeral Home, 60 S. Grant St., Hinsdale, IL 60521.

Arrangements by Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka, Illinois.

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