Richard Bortoli(1928 - 2014)

Richard S. Bortoli

Born: Oct. 17, 1928

Died: June 9, 2014; Joliet, IL

Richard Severino Bortoli, age 85, "Richie" passed away peacefully on June 9, 2014 at Joliet Area Hospice with his loving family by his side.

He was the beloved husband of Anna M. Bortoli for nearly 64 years. Their love for each other was an example for all.

Loving father of Suzanne Gentile, Rozanne (late James) Landis, and Marianne (Rick) Hylka. Cherished grandfather of Dave (Ashley) Gentile, Jr., Angela (Rob) Leasure, William Landis, Michael (Amber) Landis, Alex and Ashley Hylka; great grandfather of Alexus, Dillon, James, Grant, Tyler, Caitlyn, Carson, Conner, Dylan and Adrianna.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents, Severino and Mary Bortoli; an infant brother; son-in-law James S. Landis; and countless dear friends.

Richard was a successful, self-employed TV repairman, spent many years maintaining the bowling machines at Stone City Post VFW 2199 and could fix anything. He served in the United States Air Force.

Richard will be remembered for his sharp wit and for his loving and kind personality. Richard enjoyed nothing more than spending a beautiful summer day on the Joliet golf courses with his "Old Timer's League". Two of his daughters also had the pleasure to witness his hole in one at Inwood Golf Course on June 13, 2011. So many memories, too little time.

A celebration of Richard's life will begin on Thursday, June 12, 2014 with prayers in the funeral home chapel at 8:20 a.m., then driving in procession to St. Anthony Catholic Church in Joliet for a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 9:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Visitation will be TODAY, Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Obituary and Tribute Wall for Richard S. Bortoli at www.tezakfuneralhome.com or for information, 815-722-0524. Arrangements entrusted to:

Published in The Herald-News on June 11, 2014