Michael Anthony Minervini, 73, of Orland Park, died July 11.
Funeral services were held July 19 at Orland Funeral Home.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra; his children, Nicole (Jeff), Michael (Laura) and Ross (Ashley); his grandchildren, Luke, Isabella, Lilyth, Logan, Bryce, A.J., Audrey, Ryan and Ava; his in-laws, Ron and Cindy Polickey and Phil and Sue Domagalski; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Minervini was born in Chicago and moved to Oak Lawn in his youth.
Following his enlistment and honorable discharge as a military policeman from the U.S. Army, he married Sandra and moved to suburban Hometown, Ill. After spending 26 years working with the Chicago Transit Authority as an IT systems analyst, he retired from the CTA.
He then started his second career as a statistician and assistant coach at Br. Rice High School for nearly three decades.
Minervini’s family meant everything to him. He loved attending family parties where his grandchildren, nieces and nephews were enjoying themselves. They all loved Nonno/Uncle Mike. He loved watching them succeed in any capacity, whether in school, sports or life. No accomplishment was too small for him to celebrate when it came to those people he held dear.
His passion in life outside of family were sports, crossword puzzles, trivia, Cubs baseball and Br. Rice High School. A human encyclopedia, his cunning wit, devotion to others and depth of introspection made him a cherished conversationalist and a light to all.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to Br. Rice High School at brotherrice.org.