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“Mary, Ricki, & Rita, So sorry for your loss, you have my deepest sympathy. ”
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“You have my sympathy for the passing of Richard. He was a good man. ”
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Richard E. Storti, 89, of 215 N. Low Street, Gwinn, passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2002 at Marquette General Hospital.

Richard was born on April 19, 1913 in Gwinn to the late William and Justina Prebianca Storti. His parents immigrated from Northern Italy in the early 1900's to give their children a better way of life.

In 1942, Richard was inducted into the Army and served as an investigator during World War II and honorably discharged in 1945. Upon returning home, he became a charter member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5670 in Gwinn, Michigan. At the VFW, he would pass the time playing cards, watching TV, bartending, telling stories and enjoying the camaraderie of his friends and veterans.

He married the former Mary Russo on August 7, 1948 at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Negaunee and together they resided in Gwinn until his death.

He worked for Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company in the Empire Mine as a concentrator operator retiring after 28 years of service in 1975. He will be remembered as a kind, gentle and quiet man.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Mary Russo Storti; two children, Rita Svetly of Skandia and Rick Storti of Gwinn; his sister, Edith Storti Armatti and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Frank and Peter Storti and his sisters, Julia Tomasi, Mary LaPorte, Antoinette Armatti and Angela Dani.

Visitation for Mr. Storti will be held at the Gwinn Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2 to 4:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Gwinn with the Rev. Ronald Timock officiating. Pallbearers will be George Russo, James Armatti, Peter Storti, Jr., Jacob Winter, Robert Boogren and Art Onnto. Interment will take place in the Gwinn Cemetery on Friday at 2 p.m. with members of the Gwinn VFW Post providing military honors.