Patrick W. Verlotti, 90, of Elyria, died Friday, December 7, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 23, 1921 in Detroit, Michigan, where he was a 1939 graduate of Northern High School.
He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps as a radio operator on a B-25 during WWII. He had been employed at Cadillac, DeSoto and Ford Motor Companies and Kelvinator Appliance, all in Detroit. Pat was then employed as an Air Traffic Controller with the Federal Aviation Administration from 1955 until retiring from The Oberlin Center in1974. He was a member of St. Jude Church, Elyria, American Legion #12, Elyria V.F.W. #1079, Huntington AmVets #162 and The Elyria Elks Club. He enjoyed golf and bowling, but the most important part of his life was the time spent with family.
Pat is survived by his wife of 66 years, June Verlotti (nee Payne); son, Patrick R. (Jean) Verlotti of Wellington; daughters, Antoinette “Toni” (Delmar) Ott of Elyria, Sharon (Michael) Klupenger of Henrietta Township and Maryann Verlotti of Elyria; seven grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; brothers, Eugene, Richard and Ronny; and sisters, Rosemary, Delores, Bernice and Jean.
He was preceded in death by parents, Vito and Antoinette Verlotti; brothers, Dominic, Joseph, Gerald and Sonny; sisters, Eleanor, Gloria and Emma; and a granddaughter, Anna Kelley.
Friends will be received Tuesday, December 11, 2012, from 2 until 4 and 6 until 8 P.M., at Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Avenue, Elyria. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, 10 A.M., December 12, 2012, at St. Jude Church, 590 Poplar Street, Elyria. Reverend Father James R. Becherer will be the Celebrant. Entombment will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Avon, where Elyria V.F.W. #1079 will present military honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Elyria Salvation Army, 716 Broad Street, Elyria, or Hospice Of The Western Reserve, 2173 North Ridge Road East, Suite H, Lorain, OH, 44055.