Lou Bommattei

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.

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Sesto Ramadori
25 days ago

My sincerest condolences to all the family. Lou was like an uncle to me, always ready to lend an ear and help in any way he could. Zio Luigi will be missed by the Da Sesto family. Love you Lou!

Kenn Burkhead
24 days ago

Lou was a dear friend, that I met as I went down life’s pathway. He was always there to help and listen over a cup of coffee. I will miss you in the years to come but I’m sure you will be keeping everyone in line in Heaven’s landscape.
Kenn Burkhead

24 days ago

I lost a very dear friend and someone who will live in my heart forever.. Betty Simon

Danielle Tischer
24 days ago

I am very sorry to hear of Lou’s passing. I would always see him when I went to visit my Grandpa in the same neighborhood and he always made a point to say hi or stop and chat. He was always so friendly, and I will forever remember his smile and sweet manner.
Ann will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
Danielle Tischer

Bruce Christofi
24 days ago

Lou was a friend for these past few years. I learned to appreciate him as a giving person, contributing when he could, and always expressing thanks for any assistance. For example, the local utility services would look forward to greeting him, and seeing a ‘goody bag’ of water and treats left for them at his doorstep, every week. The city of Pinellas Park honored him recently for his years of volunteer service. Several times he would mention a situation in the community that needed city attention, including one I personally mentioned. Lou contacted the city almost immediately, politely encouraging his… Read more »

Dolores Turner
23 days ago

Lou was a special . He was a very special friend to our community and will be greatly missed. He was someone you could always count on. We will miss him greatly.

Nicholas Giammona
23 days ago

As a previous member of Springwood ll community and in the position of treasurer and president, Lou was always there for me. Lou constantly gave me insight on how to continually keep the community running and how to handle all the ups and downs of that position, his insight was invaluable. Teresa and I would like to send our warmest wishes to his wife Ann and hope for a speedy recovery, along with our love respect for a man who knew no bounds for helping others. Our prayers and love go out to Lou’s family, he surely will be missed.… Read more »

Dawn Tischer
23 days ago

I am filled with sadness hearing of Lou’s passing. He was always so kind and willing to help anyone. Ann is in my prayers.

23 days ago

My sincerest condolences. Lou was my friend from church and we had many wonderful conversations. He like to ask me to help him and Ann bring up the gifts during mass. I am saddened by his passing. No one will tell me I am a classy dresser any more!😢

Jon Gerry
22 days ago

My sympathy to Lou’s family. Lou was a great guy, he was my neighbor and we helped each other out. I will miss talking to him. Ann you are in my thoughts.

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