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Gerald Messina

Gerald W. Messina, 57, of Edwardsville, born Saturday, August 3, 1963 in East St. Louis and passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021 at Anderson Hospital, Maryville.

Gerald was a member of Local 520 Operating Engineers and worked for Hayes Excavating.  He enjoyed boating and camping and working.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Ann (nee Howard) Lunceford.

Surviving are his wife Bobby (nee Kesler) Messina of Edwardsville; children, Dylan W. Messina of Edwardsville, Sara Jane (Travis Shaw) Messina of Greenville, and Kristen Ann Jean (Jake Simonton) Jump-Eddington, Hillsboro; grandchildren, Ryder Lee Eddington and Mia Jean Simonton; father, Melvin (Shirley) Messina of Anacortes, Washington State; brother, Steven C. Messina of Edwardsville; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

COVID-19 restrictions will be followed, masks required, and social distancing.  Please be respectful of time and do not linger so others may pay their respects to the family.

Family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, January 22, 2021 at Richeson Funeral Home, Troy.

Memorials may be made to Siteman Cancer Center for Research.  Online expression of sympathy may be made at

Richeson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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