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Henry "Hank" Cristofori Sr., 93, of Shelbyville

In loving memory of Henry "Hank" Cristofori Sr., 93, of Shelbyville.   


Born July 29, 1929 in Michigan to his Italian parents, Alfonsina (Bonzagni) and Luigi Cristofori.


Hank passed to his eternal home on March 12 after a 6 month stay at his 

daughter and son-in-law's home.


Married to Barbara J. Russell who preceded him in death in 2015, he leaves behind 

children: daughter Christine Leming of Shelbyville, son Robert of Panama

City Florida, daughter Tina Cherry and son in law Greg of  Shelbyville. 

12 Grandchildren, 14 Great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild, along with lots of nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Henry Carl Jr., daughter Deena Lynn, and 2 grandchildren, and several brothers and sisters.


Hank owned Russell's Body Shop after buying it from his father in law, then opening up Hanks Body Shop when he moved his shop to Elston Drive here in Shelbyville where he continued his wrecker service and body work.


He was a long  time member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He loved gardening, bowling on his Tuesday night bowling team,  playing  Euchre, shooting pool with friends and family in his garage, boating and  camping down on the Ohio River. He also enjoyed watching his family and others in the backyard pool over the past several years.


He loved cookouts, reading Readers Digest and doing crossword puzzles. His favorite foods were Saturday night taco dinners and Barbara's home made

spaghetti sauce!


Favorite sayings were "Oy vey" and "do you need anything" always being

helpful to whoever needed him!  Ciao!


There will be  a private gathering at a later date at St. Joseph  Cemetery 

following cremation with Glenn E. George and Son Funeral Home handling

the arrangements.  


Donations can be made to Our Hospice of  South Central Indiana of  

Columbus, IN., in care of the funeral home.


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