CHIANTELLA - Michael Anthony October 16, 1976 - May 30, 2012. Of Venice, Florida was born in Oakland, California. At age 16 he began undergraduate work at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland. He received an MBA from State University of New York at Buffalo. He then attended the Law School at SUNY Buffalo. He also attended the University of Miami and completed an LLM in Estate Planning. After graduating from the University of Miami, Michael opened a law practice in Venice, Florida. Michael was a devoted husband, father, son, and brother. He studied and loved the classics, a renaissance man. He had a warm regard and respect for all people. He is survived by his wife, Karen Joy; children Dylan John-Noel and Morgan Lillian; parents Eileen and Noel Chiantella, Venice FL; sister Catherine Stern (Jordan), Arlington, VA ; grandmother Laura Mathias, Ponte Vedra, FL; many beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins. His family will be receiving friends from 5:00 PM until service time, with a memorial service Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 5:30 PM, all at FARLEY FUNERAL HOME, 265 Nokomis Avenue S., Venice, FL. Funeral services will be held in Maryland. Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Friday June 8, 2012 at PUMPHREY FUNERAL HOME, Rockville, MD. Services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, June 9, 2012 at St. Patricks Catholic Church, Rockville, MD followed by burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, MD. There is a celebration of Michael's life planned in Buffalo, NY for October, 2012, near his birthdate.
Published in the Buffalo News on June 5, 2012