AMBROSE BORGETTI "MIKE" WHITING, IN
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Ambrose Mike Borgetti, 90, of Whiting, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 23, 2013 at the University of Chicago Hospital with his family by his side. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Dolores; loving father of Michael Ambrose (Terry) of Whiting, David (Sally) of Rockford, IL, Richard (Melissa) of Dyer and James (Amy) of St. John; cherished grandfather of Maria (Ray Falk, Jr.) Borgetti, Sarah (Varun) Borgetti-Ebenezer, Scott (Sidney) Borgetti, Anthony (Brittany Damron) Borgetti, David, Gina, Jonathan and Jason Borgetti, Mark and Catherine Amber; adoring great grandpa of Gianna Falk and Alijah Borgetti; dearest brother of Americo Bill (Lucille) Borgetti of Hammond, Marcello (Annette) Borgetti of Schererville and Jean (John) Thibault of St. Ignace, MI; dear uncle to many nieces and nephews and cousins of the Calicchia Family of Italy. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 10:30 AM at the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, Whiting with the Rev. Stanley J. Dominik, officiating. Interment, Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville. Visitation at the funeral home on Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Ambrose Borgetti was born in Italy on September 21, 1923 to Samuel and Natalina Borgetti. He came to America in 1937. The family settled in Whiting, Indiana where he attended school at Immaculate Conception and Whiting High School. He was drafted into the Army Air Corps during WWII and was fortunate enough to be stationed in Italy, where he had the chance to return and visit with relatives. On his return to civilian life, he married Dolores Gualandi on September 8, 1951 at Immaculate Conception Church, East Chicago. They settled in Whiting where they raised their four sons. Ambrose also began working at the Standard Oil (BP Amoco) Whiting Refinery, retiring in 1982 after 37 years of service. He was one of the oldest members of the Cesare Battisti Lodge 27 and was honored to be a past Man of the Year. Ambrose was a Life Member of the VFW, Walter Kleiber Post 2724 (Memorial Service, Friday at 7:00 PM). Ambrose loved to travel and enjoyed family cookouts. Devoted to his family, he will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Cystic Fibrosis Institute or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation would be appreciated. www.baranfh.com (219) 659-4400
Baran & Son Inc
1235 119Th St
Whiting, IN 46394
Published in The Times from Dec. 26 to Dec. 27, 2013