Montemagno to be buried with full military honors in Mounds National Cemetery


Isabel Miller

Chancellor Carlo Montemagno speaks with an audience member during a recess on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, during the Board of Trustee’s special meeting at the SIU School of Medicine auditorium in Springfield.

By Staff report, Campus Desk

Late SIU Chancellor Carlo Montemagno will be buried at Mounds National Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Montemagno’s family wanted the services to remain private. A public memorial service for Montemagno will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Shryock Auditorium.

The service will include full military honors for Montemagno, who served as a U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corp for nine years.


On Oct. 11 at 1:20 a.m. Montemagno, 62, passed away at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, according to G. Meredith funeral home obituaries.

Montemagno announced in June that he had been diagnosed with cancer.

(See more: SIU Chancellor Carlo Montemagno diagnosed with cancer)

Montemagno became chancellor of the university in August 2017 after being recommended for the position by former SIU President Randy Dunn.

Montemagno served as SIU’s Chancellor for 14 months. During his time at SIU he created a reorganization plan and focused on ways of bringing students closer together.

The Board of Trustees has not announced when the special meeting will be held to appoint an interim chancellor.

Montemagno is survived by his wife, Pamela, his two children and his five grandchildren.


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