Andrew Philip Venditto, 74, passed away on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at home in Milton, Florida, surrounded by his family after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.
Born on Sept. 9, 1943, in New Castle, he was a son of the late Andy and Nellie Venditto.
Andy attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on a full academic scholarship and graduated with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering. He completed his master's degree in chemical engineering at Penn State University.
He worked as a chemical engineer in Pensacola, Florida for 26 years.
Music was always a part of his life. He loved to sing and was a member of a Barbershop Chorus and numerous quartets for more than 45 years. He was also a song leader at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart for several years.
He was a loyal fan of Penn State University and the Pittsburgh Steelers football teams. He also enjoyed watching and playing golf and cooking.
He was a very devoted husband, father and grandfather, whose gentle kindness was appreciated and admired.
In his Italian-American tradition, he loved to cook family dinners on Sundays and always made sure everyone was well fed.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Suzanne; daughter, Dr. Alegra Venditto and her husband, Oswaldo Infante, and their sons Oswaldo and Enzo of New Orleans, Louisiana; son, Mathias Venditto and his wife, Paula, and their daughters, Avery and Mercy Ann of Milton, Florida; sister, Connie (Art) DiCola and niece, Andrea (Philip) Sunseri of New Castle; a brother, Bernard Venditto of New York; and other extended family members and friends.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Milton, Florida.
Visitation with the family will take place inside the church from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church building fund, 645 Park Ave NW, Milton, FL 32570; or to The Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st St, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.
Published on January 11, 2018