Joe A. Vano, age 65, of Maryville, passed away at 3:42 pm on Thursday, April 16, 2020, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. Joe was born on January 11, 1955 in East St. Louis, the son of the late George J. & Nellie E. (Gabriel) Vano. He married Kathy (Gum) Vano on December 10, 1977. She preceded him in death on January 13, 2005.
Joe then married Cathleen L. (Stranc) Vano on April 14, 2014. Besides his wife, Joe is survived by a son, Stephen Vano; a nephew, Tony & wife, Melissa Crepps; 4 nieces, Angie & husband, David Brickman, Diana & husband, Jeff Kramer, Heather & husband, George Carich, and Candy & husband, Jim Reany; 4 great-nephews, Rhett & Bly Brickman, Josh Reany, and Colton Crepps; 5 great-nieces, Hannah & Emily Kramer, Gwyn & Penelope Carich, and Jordan Reany; two brothers-in-law, Louis Bleier and Don Crepps.
Besides his parents and first wife, Joe was preceded in death by 2 sisters; Georgie Bleier (2008) & Rosie Crepps (2012); and 2 nephews, Dean Crepps (2010) and Kurt Crepps (2013).
Joe graduated from Triad High School in Troy, in 1973. Joe worked at Winchester for 42 years. He was also a past member of the Edwardsville Jaycee Club. Joe had a passion for cars and you could often find him at car shows where he loved to show off his 1972 Ford Mustangs. He also enjoyed attending games and supporting the St. Louis Cardinals and Blues. Joe was cremated according to his wishes.
Private graveside services will be held on June 18, 2021, at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Glen Carbon. A memorial visitation will be held at Weber and Rodney funeral home on Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 10:00 am -1:00 pm. Then a Celebration of Life and Memorial Car show will be held at the Collinsville VFW from 2:00 -6:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorials to the American Heart Association.
Weber & Rodney Funeral Home in Edwardsville is in charge of arrangements.