Livio Andreatta, 76, of Benton Harbor, formerly of Hazel Crest, Ill., Chicago's Historic Pullman Neighborhood, has died.
He immigrated to America from his hometown of Livorno, Province of Tuscany, Italy. He graduated from Mendel Catholic High School in 1963.
He was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran stationed in South Korea defending the 38th parallel of the Second Infantry Warriors.
He was a standout baseball player, playing in Palmer Park and the U.S. Army baseball team during his time in South East Asia.
He was an insurance proprietor of L.L. Andreatta and Associates. He volunteered selflessly as president of the Homewood-Flossmoor Parents Organization, The Men of Tolentine, Mendel Catholic and many other charities.
He was active in his kids' lives, coaching their baseball, football and basketball teams and other activities from the sidelines.
He was married to Patricia nee Dunn for 51 years; the devoted father of Brian, Lee, Bradley (Kelli) Andreatta; grandfather of Nicholas, Kaitlyn, Giancarlo, Sofia, Gino, Dominick and Genevieve Andreatta; son of the late Enza nee Mastriani and Louis "Gino" Andreatta; brother of Vivian (Toby) Perez; and uncle and friend of many.
He will rest from 3-9 p.m. EST Thursday, Nov. 18, at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th St., Chicago Heights, Ill. He will leave the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday, and proceed to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 17951 Dixie Highway, Homewood, Ill. Mass will be at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Alsip, Ill.
For more information, call the funeral home at 708-481-9230 or visit panozzobros.com.