Dec. 31, 1927 — Jan. 17, 2018
Simon Vitale, a lifelong resident of Waukesha, passed away on Jan. 17, 2018, at the age of 90 years. He was born on December 31, 1927 in Waukesha, the son of Joseph and Anna (nee Natalitzio) Vitale. Simon married the love of his life, Johanna (nee LaFratta), on January 28, 1950. In following the 12-Step Program of AA, Simon had a spiritual awakening and he tried to carry this message to all in his daily life.
Simon will be sadly missed by his children, Michael (Kerri) Vitale of Waukesha, Paula (Alan) Schulthess of Pewaukee and John (Laura) Vitale of Pewaukee; grandchildren, Lacey (Michael) Collins, Karissa (Josh) Adam, Christina (Bill) Iwaskiewicz, Brianna (Shane) Kulp, Maria (Allen) Vitale-Echon and Becca Vitale; and great-grandchildren Grace, Jack and Emma Collins, and Dominik and Owen Adam.
Simon was preceded in death by his wife, Johanna, and his great-grandson Matthew Collins.
The visitation for Simon will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of the 11 a.m. service on Saturday, January 20, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 36014 Sunset Drive.
The Rev. Fr. Scott Leannah will officiate. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Simon’s name to Saint Joseph’s Medical Clinic, 826 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53816; Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, P.O. Box 636, Port Washington, WI 53074; or Alcoholics Anonymous District, 32 P.O. Box 1891, Waukesha, WI 53187.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Hartland Terrace Assisted Living for their loving care of Simon for the past 13 months.
Cesarz, Charapata, & Zinnecker Funeral Home is serving the family. For the online obituary or cards of condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com or call the funeral home at 262-542-6609.