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Gattozzi & Son Funeral Home

12524 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, OH

OBITUARY

Michael J. Montesanto

October 4, 1961August 19, 2019
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Michael J. Montesanto, age 57, passed away August 19, 2019 at his residence in Painesville Twp. Born October 4, 1961 in Cleveland, he had been a longtime Chester Twp. resident before moving to Painesville Twp. 15 years ago. Michael enjoyed following and talking politics. He also enjoyed collecting coins and silver. Michael’s greatest joy though was his family whom he was very proud of. He is survived by his wife Sijana (nee Ivankovic); parents Donald (deceased) and Marilyn Montesanto; siblings Luanne (Rick) Phipps, John (Debbie) Montesanto, and Patrick (Jennifer) Montesanto; niece Kylie (Marc) Slomiany; nephews Paul (Meghan) Phipps, D.J. Phipps, Thomas Montesanto, and Nicholas and Dominic Montesanto; father and mother-in-law Mike and Trudy Ivankovic; and sister-in-law Michelle Ivankovic. Friends may call at Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, 12524 Chillicothe Rd., Chester Twp. on Sunday 1-5 pm, where services will be held on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 11:00 am. Private Interment at a later date.

  • FAMILY

  • Donald P. Montesanto, Father
  • Marilyn C. (nee Meyer) Montesanto, Mother
  • Sijana (nee Ivankovic) Montesanto, Wife
  • Luanne (Rick) Phipps, Sister
  • John (Debbie) Montesanto, Brother
  • Patrick (Jennifer) Montesanto, Brother
  • Paul (Meghan) Phipps, Nephew
  • Kylie (Marc) Slomiany, Niece
  • D.J. Phipps, Nephew
  • Thomas Montesanto, Nephew
  • Nicholas Montesanto, Nephew
  • Dominic Montesanto, Nephew
  • Father & Mother-in-law - Mike and Trudy Ivankovic
    Sister-in-law - Michele Ivankovic

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Sunday, August 25, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 26, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Interment at a later date.

Memories

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Mike Kutcher

August 28, 2019

Our condolences to the Montesanto family and Sijana. Mike was always a good friend of the Kutchers. He was quick to reach out to us when we first moved to the Chesterland area and befriend our family. For many years our friendship grew with MANY memorable moments and experiences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Chuck Bolt

August 24, 2019

I will never forget uncle mike. One story comes to mind and still gets me laughing. My parents had a birthday party for me when I was about 13 and it was paintball themed. Uncle mike stopped by in his brand new truck. Someone shot a paintball straight into the air from the backyard and it somehow landed on his 1 week old truck parked in the front yard. We didn’t learn it hit his truck until he went to leave later in the day. He wasn’t mad and also couldn’t believe the odds. We joked about this for years. He was very thoughtful, always smiling and always looking to help any way he could. He will be missed by many.

Mike Zupon

August 24, 2019

I’m so sorry to hear this sad news and wish all his family the best. Just seeing his picture makes me smile and expect to hear a great story. No one made you laugh harder or could bring the fun like Mike. Miss you.

Mike

Jeff Cherny

August 23, 2019

My deepest sympathy to his family. Gone way too soon! He and his family were always helpful during my time living on Ranch Drive! Rest in peace Mike!

John Montesanto

August 22, 2019

One of Michael's favorite things was tailgating for the coldest browns game each season.

Neil Madsen

August 21, 2019

To Mrs. Montesanto, Sijana, Luanne, John, Patrick & Family,
I am saddened to hear of Mike's passing. You all have my deepest condolences . I have so many memories of growing up with Mike and all the neighbors on Ranch Drive that will never fade. Walking to school ,playing catch in the backyard , sleeping out, getting into trouble and finding a way out. We had so much fun and Mike was a great friend.

Gavin LeRoy

August 21, 2019

Been too many years since I hung out with Mike! I'm deeply saddened by his passing! My thoughts and prayers out to his family and friends! You will be missed, Brother!

Bill Medsker

August 21, 2019

I grew up with Mike, grade school through high school. We enjoyed many good times together. His locker was next to mine and that was a good time in itself!! Mike you will be missed but never forgotten. May God grant you eternal peace

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