Michael Ventrello, 52, of Erie, passed away on November 21, 2012 at the home of his mother and father, Charles and Elizabeth Amendola Ventrello, after a brief battle with cancer. Mike graduated from Cathedral Prep and received a degree in mathematics from Gannon College. He taught high school math, tutored, and worked in retail music as a manager. Mike was most recently employed by Protective Industries. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his siblings, David, Stephen and his wife Michele, Philip and his friend Michele Vorberger, and Diane and her friend Scott Steckler. Mike will also be missed by his nephews and a niece, Stephen, Tony, Alex, Lucas, and Maria. Funeral arrangements will be private and were made by the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Road, Erie, PA 16504. Memorial contributions can be made to the Regional Cancer Center, 2500 West 12th St., Erie, PA 16505 or the Visiting Nurse Association of Erie County, 2253 West Grandview Blvd., 16506. Please visit www.schmidtfuneralhomeerie.com to sign the Book of Memories.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Nov. 25, 2012