Kerry Dioneda loved family, music, motorcycles

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Kerry Mark Dioneda, 61, of Roscoe, passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021 after a motorcycle accident.  

The son of Dr. Francisco Basa Dioneda of Granite City, Ill., Kerry worked at Verizon for 16 years, eventually becoming a manager of project managers. One of his recent projects involved recruiting and training for their home-based agent program. He had previous experience in financial services and funds transfers. He graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a degree in Mass Communications/Media Studies.

His grandchildren called him "Lolo" (Filipino for "grandfather). His Facebook page is full of pictures of them, other family members, backyard birds, rock concerts he attended (though he liked other kinds of music too), and his motorcyles (plural - though he enjoyed kayaking too.) On  he wrote that Nov. 2, 2020 was "closing day on my new home. "Go big or go home" ... so I went with big home." He noted that the home had two kitchens and 3.5 bathrooms.

Honquest Family Funeral Home says there will be a private family burial at a later date and is assisting with cremation rites. But many more are mourning Kerry's death besides family. On a GoFundMe page that has already surpassed $9,000 in donations, his daughters promise "a celebration of life in the coming weeks." Meanwhile, friends are holding a benefit and ride at Pig Iron Pub and Grub on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.

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