Louis Anthony Bommattei, 87, of Pinellas Park, passed away January 1, 2021 at Morton Plant Hospital from complications of COVID-19. Louis was born in Rochester, New York and moved here into Springwood II in 1999. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War, serving as an Italian interpreter in Vicenza, Italy and had a long professional career and years of service to his community. He was with the Rochester Housing Authority from 1959 to 1966, Manager & Executive Director of the Doyle Detective Bureau from 1966 to 1986, President of Farash Corp., Director of Property Management from 1986 to 1996, President of the Association of Licensed Detectives of New York State from 1980 to 1983, and member of the Board of Trustees of Keuka College in Keuka Park, NY from 1990 to 1993. He served for many years on the Planning and Zoning Board for the City of Pinellas Park and the Springwood II Homeowners Association Board of Directors, and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Louis is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Ann; daughter Marie (Bruce) Whitbeck and grandchildren, Andrew and Amanda, of Shelburne, Vermont; sisters, Louise Loder of St. Petersburg and Josephine D’Ambrosia of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and other family members. Lou’s expertise & counsel were often sought and he will be remembered and missed by many.
Let us keep Ann in our Prayers as she is currently in Morton Plant Hospital, recovering from Covid-19.
Louis’ family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the health care providers at Morton Plant Hospital. Their compassion and care during his final days give his family great comfort. In Louis’ memory, donations may be sent to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 4661 82nd Avenue N., Pinellas Park, Florida 33781. No local services are scheduled at present but a celebration of Louis’ life will be held at a later date.