Roberto M. Mustacchi, 63, of Wilmette, Ill., passed away on Friday (March 2, 2018) surrounded by his family after battling cancer.
He met his wife P. Loreen Mershimer of Sharon in 1978, and they were married May 30, 1982, and have two children, Robert and Caterina. Roberto's greatest joy was spending time with his children. His love will live forever though them.
He was an active father who spent countless hours with them at the YMCA swimming pool, hiking at Starved Rock and cheering his children on at soccer games, dance recitals, and concerts.
Roberto was born in San Francisco to Dora and Piero Mustacchi.
Roberto attended Lowell High School and, as a French horn player, fondly remembered participating in the orchestra's concert tour of Japan, climaxing with a special performance on San Francisco Day at Expo '70 in Osaka. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and received his MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management in 1978.
He started his career at Bell and Howell, worked in Healthcare Consulting, at Cancer Treatments Centers of America, and Mary Thompson Hospital. Roberto was a founding partner of Travelon, Inc. and served as Chief Financial Officer for 19 years.
Roberto displayed a wonderful knack for solving problems while focusing on details. Roberto wanted to make a difference in other peoples lives. He served on the Board of Directors of Over the Rainbow Association, an Evanston charity dedicated to providing independent living solutions for individuals with physical disabilities.
He was active with Troop 12 of the Boy Scouts of America and enjoyed participating in scouting activities as much as the boys did. He delighted in firing up his barbeque, making and collecting wine, fly-fishing, skiing and simply spending time with his family and friends. His intelligence and love of life, family and friends will be sorely missed by all.
Roberto is survived by: his wife Loreen Mershimer; his son Robert; daughter Caterina; sister-in-law Kate Mershimer and her spouse Sherry Householder; his brother-in-law Frederick Mershimer and sister-in-law Honey Mannix.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Michael.
Memorial gifts may be made in Roberto's name to: Over the Rainbow Association, 2040 Brown Ave., Evanston, IL 60201 or Charitable Foundation of the Woman's Club of Evanston, 1702 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL 60201.
Roberto M., 63, of Wilmette, Ill.
Calling hours: 4 to 8:30 p.m. Friday (3-9-18) and a Memory Sharing Ceremony at 6 p.m. at DONNELLAN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 10045 Skokie Blvd. at Old Orchard Road, Skokie, Ill. 60077.
Service: Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday (3-10-18) in Saint Francis Xavier Church, 524 9th St. at Linden Avenue, Wilmette, Ill., 60091.
Interment: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Northbrook, Ill.
Published on March 5, 2018