Louis John Colantonio

Louis John Colantonio

Louis John Colantonio

Louis John Colantonio, 94 of Bellevue, Washington, formerly of Iron Mountain, Michigan died on Saturday, October 11, 2008 at the Harmonious Adult Family Home in Bellevue. He was born on August 10, 1914 in Iron Mountain, son of the late Domenic and Beatrice (Cerasoli) Colantonio. He attended the Iron Mountain Public Schools. He married the former Bernice Olson of Aurora, WI on April 27, 1935 and she preceded him in death on November 9, 2005.
Louis worked for the Ford Motor Company for 24 years until the plant closed in 1951. After Ford he worked at the Revere Copper and Brass Co. in Chicago, at the Simmons Co. in Kenosha, and at the Kingsford Chemical and Aluminum Specialty Co. For 20 years he was in charge of maintenance at the Iron Mountain Public Schools. He was also Winter Sports Director of the North side Athletic Association. He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge and the Trinity United Methodist Church. Louis was an avid gardener, taking pride in his lawn and white birch trees. His love of sports was evident as he cheered for the Green Bay Packers and every team coached by Steve Mariucci and Tom Izzo, two young men that he watched grow up and develop in Iron Mountain. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Mae Colantonio, a son Russell Gene Colantonio, 4 brothers John “Jap”, Tony, Phillip, and Joseph Colantonio, and 3 sisters, Ann, Ida, and Maria.
Louis is survived by daughters, Jan (Gary) Pilon of Orlando, FL. and Cheryl (William Ben) Storey of Kirkland, WA, 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
A service was held at Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, Mercer Island, Washington, where daughter Cheryl serves as Director of Music Ministries. There will be a Memorial Graveside in the summer of 2009 in Iron Mountain.
Condolences to the family of Louis Colantonio can be expressed online at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com. Memorial gifts in honor of Louis may be given to the Music Ministries of Mercer Island Presbyterian Church.

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