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PEORIA, Ill. Terrell Davis Womens Jersey . -- Jerry Girardi was memorialized Monday as a dedicated labourer who built the ranch-style Illinois home where he raised five highly successful children -- two doctors, a math professor, an accountant and New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi. The Yankees manager, who attended the funeral service during an off day in the American League Championship Series, sat quietly alongside his family. None of the Girardis spoke, and they left the church quickly to attend the burial in Tampico, the tiny north-central Illinois town known as the birthplace of Ronald Reagan. Father Larry Zurek told the roughly 100 mourners at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in downtown Peoria that Jerry Girardis contribution went far beyond his occupations as a bricklayer, restaurant owner and salesman. Foremost, he cherished family, Zurek said. "Jerry built walls, but he built so much more," the priest said. Jerry Girardi died Oct. 6 at a residential treatment centre in nearby Metamora, Ill., at age 81. He had suffered from Alzheimers for years. The funeral came the day after Joe Girardi was ejected for arguing a controversial call during a loss to the Detroit Tigers that left the Yankees down 2-0 in the series. But, a lot like the images baseball fans are accustomed to seeing from the Yankee dugout, Girardi showed little emotion Monday. A few times, he dabbed at tears with a handkerchief. Joe Girardi, whose mother, Angela, died in 1984, managed his team through much of last week without telling players or the public that his father had died. He told The Associated Press last week that he found out while riding a team bus. "The one thing that both of them, besides many other things that they taught me, was always to finish the job at hand," Girardi said. "So my thought process was my dad would want me to do everything that we could do to go win a World Series. He had been a part of them with me as a player. 2009 -- I dont think he understood what we did at that time. He was at a stage in Alzheimers that he wasnt talking, so I dont think he understood." In a statement, the family thanked the community and others for their support. "Our father would have been touched by all the kindness shown to our family as we mourn his passing. As saddened as we are with his loss, we take solace in knowing that he lives on through the principles he passed down to us and in the many wonderful memories we have of him." Lee Hall grew up with Joe Girardi and his brother John, and was co-captain of the team one year with Joe. Hall, now a local TV sportscaster, said after the service that Jerry Girardi was typical of the hard-working, blue-collar Peoria-area people that both Hall and the Girardi children were raised by. Thousands of people in the area work at Caterpillar Inc., the heavy machinery manufacturer based nearby. Hall played high school baseball with Girardi and his brother John, he said, was a team co-captain with Joe Girardi one season. "I think it was the kids parents -- Mr. and Mrs. Girardi did an incredible job with them, you know?" Hall said. "They were kind of like my parents: working class parents who wanted better for their kids." Joe Girardi has talked frequently about his father taking him to Cubs games, and about how Jerry Girardi showed off his sons World Series ring -- won as the Yankees catcher in 1996 -- around town after his son gave it to him. The manager frequently spoke about his fathers long struggle with Alzheimers, progressing from occasional forgetfulness and disorientation as far back as the mid-1990s to the point where he was never sure his father knew or understood him when he called or visited. On Monday, as the service ended, Jerry Giardis casket was draped with an American flag, a reminder that he was also an Air Force veteran who served during the Korean war. 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Besides the home arrest, during which time hell have to wear an ankle monitor, Williams also must serve two years of probation, have his sobriety monitored and attend alcohol education classes and therapy, all standard punishments for second-time offenders. He also must perform 56 hours of community service and pay $2,390 in court costs. "We thought it was a fair and appropriate sentence given all the circumstances," said Williams lawyer, Harvey Steinberg, who immediately filed an appeal. Williams is serving an NFL-mandated three-game suspension over his August conviction for driving while ability impaired. This is on top of the six-game suspension he just completed for violating the NFLs policy on performance-enhancing substances. Coach John Fox said Wednesday that Williams is "paying his dues right now, literally. So, its a process. Hes done what hes supposed to do through the process and well honour what they decide." Williams was banned from team headquarters for the first six weeks of the season but was allowed to return last week. He can attend meetings but cannot practice and isnt allowed to speak with the media until his suspension ends. He can resume practicing with tthe team on Nov. Ryan Clady Jersey. 12. Defensive end Elvis Dumervil said it was good to have Williams back in the building. "Hes a great teammate. Sometimes people make mistakes, but hes definitely a great guy to have in the locker room," Dumervil said. "Having his presence here is tremendous, so were excited to get him back in the room with us." Williams was originally charged with driving under the influence, but a jury convicted him of the lesser charge. He was also convicted of driving without headlights, the offence that prompted police to stop him near downtown Denver about 3 a.m. on Nov. 12, 2010. Prosecutors said Williams failed roadside sobriety tests during his traffic stop and refused to take a blood test to determine his possible alcohol level. He was taken to a detox facility. The Broncos stripped Williams of his captaincy shortly after his arrest -- the second time hed been detained for suspicion of drunken driving. In 2005, he pleaded guilty to impaired driving. Williams, who also made news last summer by tweeting a picture of his digital playbook and saying his coaches were asking him to switch positions again, has led the Broncos in tackles five times in his eight years since joining the NFL as Denvers top draft pick in 2004 out of the University of Miami. During his absence, Wesley Woodyard and Keith Brooking have shared snaps at his weakside linebacker position, although Brooking recently supplanted Joe Mays as the starting middle linebacker. ' ' '

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