BARBATELLI--Ettore. Ettore Barbatelli, 89, was born to eternal life on July 15, 2013 surrounded by his children at his home in Mequon, WI. Born and raised in New Haven, CT, he attended Yale University
, graduating in 1947 with his '45W class, earning a BS in Mechanical Engineering. A former resident of Morristown, NJ and resident of Palm Beach, FL, he spent summers in Wisconsin. He is survived by his four children, seven grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Lovedy, who died in 2010. Barb, as he was known, had a long and distinquished business career. He and Lovedy founded Valuation Research Corporation in Milwaukee, WI in 1975 and he was President or Chairman for 21 years. Prior to that, he was employed by American Appraisal Company from 1947 until 1974, becoming President and CEO. Barb served on numerous corporate, professional and civic boards including Johnson Controls, Inc., Simplicity Manufacturing, Inc, National Association of Accountants (Chairman-1971)(now Institute of Management Accounting), William E. Simon School of Business at University of Rochester, and his Class of 1945 at Yale. Barb continued his Board leadership with the Florida Science Museum and the Norton Gallery of Fine Arts in Palm Beach Florida, leading its' expansion and building drives. Barb met Lovedy at a WWII
USO dance. Following his return from a 40-month tour in the Asiatic Pacific theatre with the US Army Corps. of Engineers, they married in 1948, primarily living in New Jersey where they developed many life-long friends. Business advancement relocated them and their four children to Milwaukee in 1964, becoming active in the business and cultural communities there. Later and in retirement they resided in Gulfstream and Palm Beach, FL and travelled worldwide, in later years especially enjoying the Fall months in Tuscany and Umbria, with special visits to see relatives in his parents' native town. Barb leaves behind a devoted family who appreciate the loving wisdom, experiences, and strong values their parents shared with them. Likewise, many friends and colleagues share respect and admiration for rising from humble beginnings through hard work, intelligence, steadfast discipline, and friendship. Services and burial will be at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in 7845 N River Road, River Hills, WI 53217 on September 7 at 10:30am, in lieu of a planned 90th birthday celebration. Gifts in lieu of flowers to St. Christopher's, where he worshipped and served for 50 years, are preferred. Feerick Funeral Home, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (414)962-8383.