Emilio R. “Emil” Lovati, 74
Long Beach, CA…A Memorial Mass officiated by Rev. Kevin Peters, will be held Saturday, June 30th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Angela Merici Parish (formerly Sacred Heart Church), for Emilio R. “Emil” Lovati, 74, who passed away February 21st, 2018 at his home in Long Beach, California. Following the Mass there will be a Celebration of Life in the Church Hall.
Emil was born May 8th, 1943 in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of Richard and Anne (Vodhanel) Lovati.
He attended East High School, graduating in 1961 and then went on to attend Youngstown State University, before relocating to California in 1962.
Emil served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War attached to the 82nd Airborne.
He was a self-employed Mason contractor until 1995 and then became a licensed building inspector for the State of California, retiring in 2010.
Emil coached in the Pop Warner football league for 5 years and loved motivating and mentoring the young men on his team.
He loved the California beaches and enjoyed walking in the surf and bicycling at the beach.
Emil had a “heart of gold” and loved helping people, especially other Veterans. He and a friend started a food program for low income Veterans and he transported many Veterans to their Doctor’s appointments free of charge. He was always ready to give a “helping hand to anyone in need.”
Emil leaves to cherish his memory his three children, Joseph (Morelia) Lovati, of The Colony, Texas, Kelly (Lisa) Lovati, and Michelle ( Melanie) Lovati-Krewson, all of Medford, Oregon; his sister, Della Plesac of Campbell; a brother-in-law, Joseph Marion of Boardman; his companion and friend Sally Cabrera of Seal Beach, California; his aunt Betty Lofaro of Boardman; an uncle Edward Vodhanel of Campbell; eight grandchildren, Ruth, Pablo, Dillon, Grant, McKenna, Shane, Brianna, Michael, and several nephews; and cousins.
Emil was preceded in death by his parents; his sister Geraldine A. Marion; and brother-in-law Richard T. Plesac.
Please come to the service dressed casually as that is what Emil would have wanted.