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Prospero "Bert" Bertilacci

December 14, 1939 — October 20, 2022


Prospero “Bert” Bertilacci of Niles passed away unexpectedly on October 20, 2022, at 10:15 a.m. He was 82 years old.

Bert was born on December 14, 1939, in Youngstown, the son of the late James and Ann Maletsky Bertilacci.

He was a 1959 graduate of Rayen High School. Following graduation, Bert proudly served our country in the United States Army stationed in Fort Knox, KY.

Bert grew up working for his father’s construction business and continued this profession throughout his life. For a time, he was the superintendent for Ohio Contracting and owned several contracting companies including B&C Construction and JBJ Construction.

Mr. Bertilacci was of catholic faith and would attend St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing. He was an accomplished golfer, traveling to many known courses and being accepted to the PGA Senior Tour.

He is survived by his 4 children, Andrew (Amy) Bertilacci of Niles, Shawn Bertilacci of Niles, with whom he made his home with, Stacy (Jaimey) Haid of Reynoldsburg, OH, and Lori (Scott) Schwaemmly of Cummings, GA; 4 step children, June (Dewey) Cassell of Raleigh, NC, Janice (Ed) Lynch of Wexford, Stevie (Cindy) Zordich of Austintown, and Jennifer (Doug) Small of Columbus; siblings, Michael (Kay) Buchenic, Joe Bertilacci, and Janice Bertilacci; 15 grandchildren, Prospero, Amanda, Alycia, Christian, Marisa, Anthony, Nicholas, Anna, Mary Kate, Evan, Marielle, Megan, Bobby, Kristin, and Rachel; a great-grandchild, Noah; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Bert was preceded in death by his wife, June Zordich Bertilacci, who passed away in 2015; and 3 siblings, James, Ronnie, and Anna Marie.

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At Mr. Bertilacci’s request there will be no calling hours or funeral service.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Wm Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services 614 Warren Ave. Niles, OH 44446.

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