age 77 of Highland Park. At rest peacefully on Friday, November 16, 2012 in Ullin, Illinois while on a hunting trip. He was born in Highland Park, Illinois of October 24, 1935 to the union of Albino and Mary (Lazzaretto) Dal Ponte. In his younger years he played semi-pro basketball. He married Gloria Kay Smith on November 5, 1956 and was the owner of Dal Ponte Interiors in Highland Park, which was established in 1960, recently receiving a 50 year award from Highland Park by the Chamber of Commerce.