Julio A. 'Joe' Gatti
September 23, 1932 - December 27, 2020
Del Mar, CA
Julio 'Joe' A. Gatti, was born September 23, 1932, in West New York, New Jersey, and died on December 27, 2020.Julio was a graduate of The Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. Over the course of his career, he was an engineer at General Electric and other firms, a stock executive for Dean Witter, and a real estate broker. He was born and raised in West New York, NJ, before heading west to California in 1962, residing first in Palo Alto, CA, and later for many years in Del Mar, CA, where he passed.He loved Pacifica Del Mar restaurant, and he was a fixture at the end of the bar, often surrounded by friends. He was a renaissance man who loved to travel, particularly to Italy, to tell jokes, and to remind his friends and family that he was both president of the math club and captain of the basketball team at Memorial High School in West New York, NJ.Joe is survived by his brother Dr. Joseph Gatti and his wife Frances Gatti of Naples, Florida, and loved by his nephews Joseph Gatti Jr. and Steven Gatti, and his niece Christine Gatti. Called 'Joe' by his many friends, his sharp wit and zest for life will be missed.Joe's family and friends are planning a reception to celebrate his life this spring.
Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on Jan. 10, 2021.