The Obit For Herman Rodeghiero

James "Herman" Rodeghiero

Published in The Terre Haute Tribune Star from 6/13/2009 - 6/15/2009


CLINTON — James "Herman" Rodeghiero was born on Aug. 26, 1920, in Clinton, to Mary Colombo-Rodeghiero and Domenic Rodeghiero. He left us on June 12, 2009, at 9 p.m., in Clinton, of natural causes.

Herman "Mondo" was a graduate of Clinton High School in 1938. He married Edith Rosalee France in 1947. Herman by trade was an electrician, and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Local 725 for more than 55 years.

He was a World War II veteran, serving as a staff sergeant with the 38th Bomb Squadron as a armorer/belly gunner in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He received the American Theater, Asiatic-Pacific Theater, Good Conduct and Victory medals. He was honorably discharged on Jan. 9, 1946, after serving his four years.

He maintained contact with other veterans through his local Veterans of Foreign Wars post.

Herman went on to follow one of his dreams to become a professional baseball pitcher. He was very passionate about the sport. He was drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers minor league team in 1946, and in one game pitched a no-hitter.

An avid fisherman, gardener, and Italian cook, Herman "Nonno" Rodeghiero was known most by his love and respect for his family and pets.

He is survived by his son, Jim Rodeghiero of Clinton; daughter, Jan Rodeghiero-Haight (Roy) of Terre Haute; three grandchildren, Casey Cloyd-McGaha (Gary) of Clinton, two grandsons, T.J. Cloyd (Suzanne) and Dane Cloyd (Catie); two great-grandchildren, Mackenzie McGaha and Truman Cloyd; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Wayne and Garrett McGaha; his beloved dachshund,

Shorty; and many other loving relatives and friends. A service in his honor will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at Frist Funeral Home, 458 Blackman, with the Rev. Danny Caulkins officiating. Visitation is 11 a.m. until services.

Burial is at Walnut Grove Cemetery, with military rites conducted by American Legion Post 140, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6653.

In lieu of flowers, Herman would have preferred donations be made to the Parke-Vermillion County animal shelter, which may be left at his service.