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Rudolph Palombit

Died: Friday, August 15, 2003
Longtime Grosse Pointe resident Rudolph "Rudy" Palombit, 88, died on Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, while in residence at Georgian East Nursing Home in St. Clair Shores.

Born in Cavaso Nuevo, Italy, Mr. Palombit grew up in Detroit.

He started Palombit Construction Co. in 1945. Over the years, his company developed and built numerous residential and commercial properties in Grosse Pointe and the surrounding metropolitan area.

In addition to his business interests, Mr. Palombit was involved with various social, professional and civic organizations.

Mr. Palombit is survived by his wife of 65 years, Bernadette; his daughter, Christine Gallagher; his sons, Rudi (Christina) and Marc (Elizabeth); his brother, Peter (Virginia); seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his son, Richard; his brother, Louis; and sister-in-law, Irene.

A funeral service was held on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at A.H. Peters Funeral Home in Grosse Pointe Woods. Father Bruno Picollo, regional superior of PIME Missionaries officiated.

Memorial contributions may be made to the PIME Missionaries, 17330 Quincy, Detroit, MI 48221.
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