Obituary of Augusto Macoritto
Passed away suddenly on August 18, 2018 at age of 88 years. Beloved husband of the late Betty Macoritto, and father of Chris (Sue) and Tim (Rita). Loving grandfather of Nicholas, Amaelia, Taylor and Matthew Macoritto. Gus will be dearly missed by his sister Anita Nevar and his nieces and nephews.
For over 50 years, Gus was one of the premier professional photographers in the Niagara Region having attained the honour of ‘Craftsman’ from his professional association, the PPO. Gus photographed the weddings and families of literally thousands of Port Colborne and local area residents. Gus’ love of golf was legendary, often calling the Port Colborne Golf Club his “home”. Gus held the record for longest consecutive years as a club member. He was still playing regularly, impressing friends with is formidable golf skills. His other great passion was playing Texas Hold’em at the Niagara Falls casinos. Gus was proud of the fact that he could still hold his own at the table – he was up a couple hundred year-to-date 2018! Whether at the golf course or casino, folks knew, liked and respected Gus. He will be greatly missed.
Special thanks to the community of Portal Village where staff and residents made him feel loved and welcomed. After being apprehensive about moving into community living, he quickly fell in love with his new home and was thankful for the friendships acquired there.
Gus’ family will receive friends at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 179 Clarence Street, Port Colborne, Ontario on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. with a service to celebrate his life following in the Armstrong Chapel at 12 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
179 Clarence Street
Port Colborne, Ontario
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