Philip J. Gebbia

Philip J. Gebbia

Philip J. Gebbia, 85, of Dongola, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 13, 2018, at his home. 

He was born on June 22, 1932, in St. Louis, the son of Joseph and Jennie Misuraca Gebbia. 

He married June Davis on Dec. 12, 1958. She preceded him in death.

Mr. Gebbia is survived by his children, Philip (Heidi) Gebbia of Dongola and Tracey (Klaas) Wolterstorff of Grand Rapids, Mich.; seven grandchildren, Ian, Keller, Noah, Betsie, Marie, Nina and Kees; two great-grandchildren, Brooke and Caleb; one sister, Rose Mangano of Homer Glen; a sister-in-law, Linda Gebbia; other relatives and many friends.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, June Gebbia; a brother, Joseph Gebbia; and a brother-in-law, Sam Mangano. 

He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a mechanic for many years and worked on lift trucks and other auto equipment. 

When he wasn’t spending time with his family, he was spending time helping other people.

Funeral services for Philip J. Gebbia were at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the  Cornerstone Reformed Church in Carbondale, with the Rev. Nathan Brunaugh officiating. Interment was in Camp Ground Cemetery near Anna.

To leave online condolences for the family, visit

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.

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