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 Dominic P “Don” Portolese

Dominic P “Don” Portolese

Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Death 19 Jan 2011 (aged 78)
South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Burial Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 64455906 · View Source
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March 27, 1932 - Jan. 19, 2011

MISHAWAKA - Don Portolese , 78, passed away on Wednesday, January 19th, in Morningcrest Nursing and Memory Care in South Bend.

Don was born on March 27, 1932, in Mishawaka, to Michael and Angela (Mittiga) Portolese . He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Margaret Perkins; and two brothers, Ross and Joseph Portolese .

On June 8, 1957, in Evansville, IN, he married the former Shirley J. Oberst. Surviving are his loving wife, Shirley; children, Brenda (Bob) Olive of Cave Creek, AZ, Ken Portolese of Flagstaff, AZ, and Ann (Mark) Schultheis of Carrollton, TX; three grandchildren, Dominic, Hannah and Evelyn Schultheis; sister, Mary Portolese , and brother, Frank Portolese , both of Mishawaka.

Don was an Industrial Arts Teacher for School City Mishawaka for 36 years; he also taught Driver's Education in summers before he retired in 1990. He was a member of St. Bavo Catholic Church, Mishawaka; he coached football, basketball and baseball for Mishawaka High School. He was a past member of the Exchange Club, Diloretto Club, N.E.A, I.S.T.A. and Industrial Education of Indiana.

Friends and family may visit from 1 to 4 p.m. today, January 23rd, in Hahn Funeral Home, 505 W. 8th Street, Mishawaka. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 24th, in St. Bavo Catholic Church, with Rev. Barry England officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mishawaka High School, Don Portolese Scholarship, 1202 Lincoln Way East, Mishawaka, IN 46544.

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Published in the South Bend Tribune: Jan. 19, 2011.

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