Michael John Corgnati
02.07.1947 - 05.16.2017
With confidence, O
we ask that eternal rest be granted to
Michael John Corgnati. Let the
perpetual light shine upon him.
May his soul and the souls of the faithful departed,
through the mercy of
Rest in Peace.
With great sadness, the family of Michael John Corgnati announces
the death of our beloved Michael on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at his
home in Los Angeles. He was 70 years old.
valiantly against pulmonary fibrosis for the last 2-3 years of his
life. In spite of receiving stem cell treatment, which we believed
could help him, he succumbed Tuesday, the 16th, to this disease of
unknown cause. We are thankful that his suffering is over.
Michael has worked all of his life to help others. His vocation over
time has involved people of all ages, including serving as staff
member, coach, referee and umpire for young children at Lemon Grove
Park in Hollywood, California. He was also the Public Relations
Director for the Sugar Ray Robinson Youth Foundation, helping young
inner city children in Los Angeles. For the past 12 years he has
supported a humanitarian group, The Newland Institute which works
with the United Nations to help eliminate suffering all over the
Michael served with distinction on the Board of
Directors for the Admiral Jeremiah Denton Foundation, headed by the
war hero and US Senator that arranged to get food, clothing and
medicine to needy people worldwide. Additionally, Michael's TV
Production company has done many commercials, Public Service spots
and videos for groups such as the City of San Diego to promote their
public libraries. For the past 14 years Michael has produced live
and inspirational tributes to Mother Teresa worldwide.
Michael is survived by his wife Beatrice E. Corgnati of Van Nuys,
California, and his brother Leino B. (Bart) Corgnati, Jr., his wife
Donna of Durham, North Carolina, and many nieces, nephews, and
cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents Leino B. Corgnati
and Angelina Romano Corgnati of Monmouth, Illinois.
Michael in your prayers. He is now at peace and has joined his dear
Mother and Father, Angie and Moose, in the arms of our heavenly
Father. The Angeleno Mortuary in Van Nuys, California is assisting
with the planning for Michael’s funeral services.
Mass for Michael will be celebrated by his dear friend, Father Jim
Melley, Monday, June 5, 2017, at 10:00am at St. Charles Borromeo
Church, 10800 Moorpark Street, North Hollywood, California 91602.
Following Mass, Michael’s family and friends will gather at the St.
Charles Social Center, 10830 Moorpark Street, to celebrate his life.
Planning is underway to take Michael’s remains back to his
birthplace, Monmouth, Illinois. There will be a memorial service for
him there at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation in memory of Michael, via this
2017 - 10:00am
Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
10800 Moorpark Street
North Hollywood, CA 91602
Reception to follow - St. Charles Social
Center (10830 Moorpark Street)
All are Welcome
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