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Christian Zotti - 94

5/20/2022 - 5/20/2022

Burnham, Illinois

Cristiano “Christian” A. Zotti. Age 94. Longtime Burnham resident, immigrated from his hometown Camporovere, Provincia di Vicenza, Italy in 1954. Cristiano worked as a baker for Torino Bread Company in Chicago’s Roseland Neighborhood and at Anthony J Pizza Company in Chicago Heights. Then worked in maintenance for St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, Indiana and South Holland Bank until his retirement. Husband of the late Natalina nee Mancuso. Dearest companion of Sylvia Zroka. Father of Giovanna “Joann” (Alan) Holverson, Silvana (late Tom) Morgan, Laura (Bill) Bodine, Liu (Joel) Schoen, Anna (Chris) Rzeszutko, and Linda (Tom) Vespa. “Nono” of Erik (Tonia) Holverson, Kristen (Matthew) Tutlis, Elaina Morgan, Tina (Michael Magnes) Morgan, Sherianne (Ben) Zander, Billy (Mindy) Bodine, Brad (Abbey) Bodine, Aimee (Lars) Meiner, Christopher (Marcie) Reif, Luke (Renee) Rzeszutko, Katelyn (Joel) Madayag, Jacob and Nina Rzeszutko. “Bisnono” of Gianna Holverson, Finn Tutlis, Colton, Bryson, Ada and Dylan Bodine, Oakleigh and Oliver Meiner, Kensie and Kade Reif, Taylor and Morgan Rzeszutko, and Myles Madayag. Son of the late Giovanela nee Pangrazzio and Giovanni Zotti. Brother of Maria (late Nino) Vellar, 1 predeceased brother and 2 predeceased sisters in Italy.

Cristiano had five great passions: music, fishing, soccer woodworking and most of all – family. He made everyone feel special and his love of life was infectious.  For decades, he hosted a family lunch every Saturday, sharing good music, good food, good wine, and good company. Cristiano will be reunited privately with Natalina at Oakland Memory Lanes.

The Zotti family would appreciate memorials in Cristiano’s name to Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, IN, 46321 or nisorchestra.org.

Info Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, Chicago Heights 708-481-9230 and panozzobros.com.   

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