OBITUARY

John T. Privitera

October 7, 1944November 4, 2018
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November 4, 2018. Beloved husband of 44 years of Carol (Dean) Privitera; loving father of Kathleen (Rich) Hupf; son of the late Michael and Helen (Keefe) Privitera; brother of James (Claire) Privitera, Sue (K. David English) Privitera and the late Patricia and Jean Privitera; uncle of Michael (Debbie Tonon) Flatt, Russell (Camron) Privitera, Cory (Maria) Janick and Colin Janick; brother-in-law of Alice Janick and Doris (Richard) Brzyski. Also survived by several grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins, friends, colleagues and students. Family will be present for memorial visitation on Friday from 4-7 pm at the PERNA, DENGLER, ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, 1671 Maple Rd. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Gregory the Great Church on Saturday at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute in John’s memory. John was a graduate of Monroe Community College and the University at Buffalo. Completed graduate work at Cornell University. He was a teacher in the Cleveland Hill School District for 35 years. He enjoyed reading, gardening and travel. Online condolences may be offered at www.denglerrobertspernafuneralhome.com

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, November 10, 2018
REMEMBERING

John T. Privitera

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Tyrell McNett

November 13, 2018

We were just speaking less than 2 weeks ago...I'm speechless... Rest well my good man...the world lost one more kind soul.

Pamela Zielonka

November 13, 2018

I am a retired teacher from Cleve Hill and I do remember John! What a wonderful and kind man. My sympathy goes out to you and your family. Heaven surely has received another angel! God bless you!

Susan Young

November 13, 2018

So sad. Words are slow to form but my love and admiration for John is strong. Please accept my sympathy and tell your mother Carol that our prayers and love are with her.

Kelly Wernicki Havernick

November 13, 2018

Wow this is so shocking. I was following his adventures in France and his unfortunate broken foot. I have many memories of him as my teacher at Cleveland Hill. My heart goes out to you.

Heather Johnson

November 13, 2018

Mr. Privitera was one of my high school English teachers... I really enjoyed reconnecting with him when I saw him out to dinner at McPartlan's and on Facebook. So sorry for you loss. Deepest condolences to you and your family.

Laura Kennelly

November 13, 2018

Carol, I am very sorry to read this. I'm glad you two made it to Paris. I'll always remember with smiles the trip to Bavaria (plus more) and one of the most memorable Thanksgiving dinners I've ever had with our travel "family."

Jordan Alexandra

November 13, 2018

Carol, I am so sorry for your loss! It was a pleasure getting to know the two of you in Bavaria. Keeping you in my prayers.

Jay Kick

November 13, 2018

I'm very sorry for your loss. Mr. Privitera was my high school English teacher. He was a fantastic teacher and I would like to pass along my condolences to you...

Michelle Bridenbaker

November 13, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Privitera, he was a great teacher and I have enjoyed reconnecting with him after all these years. I send my deepest condolences to your family in this sad time as he is clearly loved so much by his family and friends.

Jineane Victoria

November 13, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of being one of Mr. Privitera's students in the early 2000's. He was an outstanding teacher who challenged me to work to my fullest potential. To this day, I am thankful for this investment in my education. Will be praying for your family.

Biography

November 4, 2018. Beloved husband of 44 years of Carol (Dean) Privitera; loving father of Kathleen (Rich) Hupf; son of the late Michael and Helen (Keefe) Privitera; brother of James (Claire) Privitera, Sue (K. David English) Privitera and the late Patricia and Jean Privitera; uncle of Michael (Debbie Tonon) Flatt, Russell (Camron) Privitera, Cory (Maria) Janick and Colin Janick; brother-in-law of Alice Janick and Doris (Richard) Brzyski. Also survived by several grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins, friends, colleagues and students. Family will be present for memorial visitation on Friday from 4-7 pm at the PERNA, DENGLER, ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, 1671 Maple Rd. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Gregory the Great Church on Saturday at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute in John’s memory. John was a graduate of Monroe ommunity College and the University at Buffalo. Completed graduate work at Cornell University. He was a teacher in the Cleveland Hill School District for 35 years. He enjoyed reading, gardening and travel. Online condolences may be offered at www.denglerrobertspernafuneralhome.com