Alex Chiaro, 77, of Gotham died Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison.
He was born June 26, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois the son of Alex and Angeline (Brunazzo) Chiaro. Alex graduated from De Paul University.
On January 13, 1957 he married Louise Fortuna at St. Salomea Catholic Church in Chicago. Alex was a boy scout leader in Chicago for many years. He was an honorary member of the Kosciuszko Post 30.
In 1973 the family moved to Richland County. Alex owned and operated Boaz Recycling and later ran AC Accounting. Alex and Louise spent many years together crafting and flee marketing. He enjoyed bird watching and being near the Wisconsin River. Alex loved spending time with his family especially the time he was able to spend with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Alex is survived by his wife of 56 years, Louise, Five children, Ann Slaney of Bear Valley, Alex (Peggy Poehlein) Chiaro of Carnation, WA, Marty (Sue Peck) Chiaro of Verona, Rita (Mike) Stoltz of Bear Creek, Michelle (Mike) Hutchison of Lone Rock, 12 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, Brother, Vincent (Eleanor) Chiaro of Indiana, Sister, Jean Billo of Illinois, many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Alex was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter Melissa Stoltz, sister Kay Miller, and son in law Gary Hildebrand.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lone Rock. Burial will be held at a later date in the Button Cemetery. Friends may call at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Saturday, August 31, 2013 from 9:30 AM until the time of the service at 11:00 AM.
The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service of Richland Center is assisting the family with their arrangements. Online condolences can be made at prattfuneralservice.com.