Michelle A Pilota
Michelle A. Pilota (nëe Argiro), 56, of Chicago Heights, IL passed away the afternoon of November 4, 2019, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, surrounded by her loving family at her sister's residence in Pittsburgh.
Born on June 6, 1963, in New Castle, she was a daughter of Rocco Argiro and Marilyn White (Snezic). Her parents reside in New Castle.
Michelle was a graduate of Neshannock High School and Robert Morris College, where she earned her degree in business.
She is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Kenneth W. Pilota Sr., whom she married on Aug. 27, 1988.
Michelle worked for BDT Capital Partners as manager of administrative services in Chicago.
In addition to her parents, Michelle is survived by her children, Danielle Pilota and Kenneth Pilota Jr., both of Chicago; her brother, Mark Argiro (Kelly) of New Castle; and her sister, Marie Kelly (Mike) of Pittsburgh.
A Blessing Service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 12 p.m. at Holy Spirit Parish, St. Camillus site. Deacon John Carran will officiate.
Burial services will take place in Chicago.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 3000 Wilmington Road.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on November 6, 2019


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Jim & Lois Tinstman
Nov 12, 2019
Our condolences to Rocco and his family. May she Rest In Peace 🙏🏻🙏🏻
Dave & Barbara Patterson
Nov 08, 2019
Our condolences go out to Rocco and his family during this time of sadness. We pray that days ahead will bring you peace and comfort.
Robert Maslyk
Nov 08, 2019
So sorry Malilyn and Rocco, you have my many thoughts for you two.
Nov 08, 2019
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Mary Picchiottino
Nov 07, 2019
I’m so sorry to hear about Michelle she was a beautiful person gone to young My deepest sympathy cousins Marylyn ,Rocco, Mark and Marie my thoughts prayers and love to you all
Linda Drake
Nov 07, 2019
Michelle was married to my cousin, but I loved her like she was my sister. Her kindness and respect to our family over the years will be forever cherished in my heart. She is now our special angel watching over us and this gives me comfort through this very sad time.
Michael Bonhart
Nov 07, 2019
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Nov 06, 2019
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Gary Kelley
Nov 06, 2019
I did not know Michelle personally but her father Rocco is a personal friend of mine & my barber. Rocco always spoke about Michelle. You have my deepest sympathy to you & the family. I will keep you all in my prayers.