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David A. Gresta

November 18, 1956 - May 4, 2011

David A. Gresta, 54, of Rochester, died at 4:52 p.m. on May 4, 2011 at his residence. He was born November 18, 1956 in Springfield to Angelo and Jean Refine Gresta and they preceded him in death. He married Patricia Higgason on May 2, 1987 and she survives. He is also survived by one step son: Corey Parker of Champaign, two sisters: Diane (Fred) Jarosz of New Berlin and Deborah (Jerry) Baird of Glenarm, 2 nieces: Francesca and Jenna, 2 nephews: Jamie and Jason, several cousins and his beloved dogs Sadie and Betty.

He was a member of ASPCA. He had a degree of Music Theory from Illinois State University. He played saxophone and composed music. Music was his passion.

David retired from the State of Illinois as a Public Service Administrator. He was also a bus driver for Springfield Mass Transit. He was a lifelong resident of Rochester.

Visitation: 9-11 a.m., Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home.
Graveside Service: 11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Rochester Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ASPCA.

Visitation Information

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield


1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map

Cemetery Information

Time: 11:30 am

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church


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