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Fortunato “Nato” Rose

  • On September 5, 2018
  • 63 Comments

Fortunato ”Nato” Rose, age 26 of Pittsburgh, PA formerly of Venetia, PA passed away unexpectedly in an automobile accident on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Born on December 21, 1991, he was the son of Barbara Mazzie Rose and the late Robert Rose and Jon Proia. Cherished grandson to Jean Merelli Mazzie. Dear nephew to Debbie (Ken) Mazzie Moir. Nato was also survived by his soulmate Kelly and his many cousins and close friends.

Nato was an artist who loved to draw and he enjoyed shooting pool at Jack’s in South Side. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 11 AM until the time of service at 4 PM at Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, (724) 260-5546.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at www.cremationfuneralcare.com.

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63 Comments

Ray & Yo Gensler
  • Sep 5 2018
Maz and Family... What a beautiful gift, your Nato... Cherish your memories, look for God's strength to help you through... We are spiritual beings going through a temporary human experience... His soul is a part of everyone that has shared his life... He lives on through all of us that were privileged and honored by God to have Nato touch our lives... We are blessed to have him and you in our lives... Love and more love,
Stacey French Finnegan
  • Sep 5 2018
Barb we are so sorry. No words could comfort you right now. The whole Harrys family is praying for you. Stacey French and Dave
Cynthia McGaha
  • Sep 5 2018
Barb. I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t even imagine. If you need anything please let me know. I love you girl.
Jody Christofer
  • Sep 5 2018
Barb~ No words can express my deepest sympathy’s. I am heartbroken for you. Prayers lifted asking for comfort, grace and understanding now and always. I am so sorry. Fortunato’s memory eternal..... with love, Jody Christofer ~Shouf’s
Debra (Dunlap) Elliott
  • Sep 5 2018
May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time ????
Lisa Gatto
  • Sep 5 2018
Barb, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Nato was Anthony’s first friend when we moved here. He was always so nice and very respectful. Prayers to you in the coming days.
Evan
  • Sep 5 2018
Im so sorry nato was one of my best friends. He was honestly one of the nicest, most loyal, laid back friends you could ever ask for i will miss him every single day.
Melinda Messina
  • Sep 5 2018
No words can express our sorrow for the loss of Nato. He will forever be in our hearts, loved and missed forever. Corey, Laressa and Melinda Buswell
Shaffer
  • Sep 5 2018
Nato was the nicest person I have ever met. He treated everyone he came across with respect and kindness. He could be so soft spoken it was almost impossible to understand what he was saying haha. We are all better for having had him in our lives. I love him and miss him terribly. I know he wouldn't have wanted us to wallow in misery, instead he would want us to celebrate his life. It's so difficult but I'll try. Miss you man..
Mark Hroblak
  • Sep 5 2018
One of the greatest people that I’ve ever me and best friends I could ask for. I’m so sorry for everyone suffering
Matthew Heasley
  • Sep 6 2018
You radiated warmth and made everyone smile who was around you. I never got really close to you Nato, but you were always the life of the party. I miss your presence and will always keep you in my heart and mind. Thank you Nato for teaching me how to be a better person.
Amanda Ugoletti
  • Sep 6 2018
Beautiful boy , I’m gonna miss that face ???? thank you for always smiling . And for being such a sweetheart. This isn’t fair. My heart goes out to everyone
Patrick Everett
  • Sep 6 2018
Always be my brother, I'll always remember our late nights talking about art and everything else. We never got that chance to have an art session but you're gonna have to wait a little bit longer.
Brandy K
  • Sep 6 2018
Nato, I don't know what to even say. This is all such tragedy none of us expected. Having spent time more time with him over these last few months I've grown to just love him so much. I'm sorry for all of you that are suffering but please know he would want us all to live on. His presence is still around us because I seen it today and felt it. Be grateful for your loved ones and hug them a little tighter during this time. Xoxo I love you to the moon and back ???
Tommy Mansmann
  • Sep 6 2018
Barb....lots of memories we share; this one stings! May God be with your son and you in this tough time.
Lee Walton & Family
  • Sep 6 2018
Barb, I can't express how deeply sad I am for you & your family at this time. You are in my sincerest thoughts & prayers. Love & Sympathies.
Tim and Kelli Hartman
  • Sep 6 2018
Barb, We can express enough how sorry we are hear this sad news. We remember all the times you talked about your son. He was loved so much. You and family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Tim and Kelli Hartman
Victoria Desmond
  • Sep 6 2018
You were a beautiful soul, I will miss your hugs and your smile so much ?? Your absence will leave a hole in us all. I hope to see you on the other side. I love you~
Marina Bradaric
  • Sep 6 2018
You were taken from us too soon Nato! To Nato’s mum and family; please accept my deepest sympathies during this very sad and tragic time in your lives. He will be missed; may he Rest In Peace & remain forever in our hearts ??
Suzanne and John Polito
  • Sep 6 2018
Dear Barb Our deepest sympathies to you. We are devastated in the loss of Nato. Many prayers to you and love from us.
The Eye Gallery
  • Sep 6 2018
Our deepest sympathy. There really are no words to express our sadness. We loved seeing Fortunato and his Forever smile. He will forever be missed.
Frank and Pamela Polito
  • Sep 6 2018
We are so sorry for your loss. There are no words that can express how we feel. We love you all
Kathleen Zilles
  • Sep 6 2018
Barb, I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this very sad time.
Heather (Malvey) Gallagher
  • Sep 6 2018
Barb- As a mother, my heart aches for you..so far beyond that which words could do justice. The way your face would always light up when speaking of your precious baby...your world...your Nato. It was truly a beautiful sight. If only every child could be blessed with the unconditional love and light that you showered Nato with. The world would be a far more beautiful place. My prayers are with you, your family and Nato during this tragic time. Sincerest and deepest sympathies... Heather
Regina Lubic
  • Sep 6 2018
Dear Barb and Family, Many years have passed but I want to extend to you my deepest sympathy on the loss of your son. God’s blessings to you all. Regina (Brunotts) Lubic.
Haylie and Patrick Walther
  • Sep 6 2018
Barb, we are so sorry for you loss. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. Please let us know if you need anything. Love you!
Darcie, Doug and Devon Burkholder
  • Sep 6 2018
"Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories." Barb, Thinking of you and sending you love and heartfelt sympathy at this most difficult time
Audrey Mercuri
  • Sep 6 2018
Barb, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jared H
  • Sep 6 2018
I not only lost my best, once in a lifetime, friend this week.. I lost my brother. He was family by all means other than the same blood in our veins. I can't begin to imagine my life without him. It doesn't seem real I won't be able to wake up and text him every day now. This man was one of the most caring and good hearted people I could have ever met. The amount of outpouring I have received in these 2 short days truly shows how many people he touched in his 26 years which is all he ever wanted to do... make a difference with the people around him. Live on brother and never lose that supid smile while you watch over us. I love you Nato and I'll do my very best to help take care of Mama Rose for you ??
Mandy
  • Sep 6 2018
We will all miss your smile and laid back spirit. He was always amazing. Im so so sorry to his family. Sending all of my love
Jill Murphy
  • Sep 6 2018
Barb, Murph and I are so incredibly sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Love, Jill Murphy
David and Sarah Jenkins
  • Sep 6 2018
FOR NATO'S BEAUTIFUL MOTHER BARB ? OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY WITH THE LOSS OF YOUR BELOVED SON NATO. HE WAS SUCH AN AMAZING ARTIST ... SOO STRONG, SOO COURAGEOUS, SOO GIFTED. AND LIKE THE POWERFUL MEANING OF HIS NAME WE WERE ALL FORTUNATE & BLESSED TO HAVE KNOWN HIM. OUR HEARTS ARE BROKEN FOR YOU BARB . MAY ALL OF THE ANGELS IN HEAVEN WATCH OVER HIM FOR ETERNITY... SLEEP IN HEAVENLY PEACE BEAUTIFUL & BRAVE FORTUNATO ? DAVID & SARAH JENKINS & FAMILY
Art & Terry Capuzzi
  • Sep 6 2018
BB, Our hearts are broken for you and our family. Please know we are here for you to lean on. That is what family is for. Thank you for sharing your amazing son with us all. Love you. Art & Terry
Sherry Murray Holuta
  • Sep 6 2018
Dear Barb and family - it has been many, many years ago that Barb and I worked together at Jay's. Fortunato was still a toddler! Words cannot express how deeply sorry I am to hear of your loss! Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers! May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you in knowing that he is in a better place. Treasure the memories. May he rest in peace now and forevermore!
Erin Ulizio
  • Sep 6 2018
We will all miss you dearly Nato. You had one of the most beautiful souls I’ve ever known. I am going to miss the big hugs you always embraced me with when I saw you and when we parted ways. Always checking your fridge to yell at you to go food shopping, to all the beautiful and amazing meals you’d cook for all of our friends. You will never be forgotten, forever in our hearts. Love you Nato
Kate
  • Sep 6 2018
Nato, my dear. You were such a kind hearted person. I was lucky enough to have you in my life. & have some amazing times with you. Through the laughter and through the tears, you will forever stay in my heart sweet boy. I will miss you so much.
Drew Warrender
  • Sep 6 2018
Nato, your one of the best dudes I’ve ever met. I’m honored to have been your friend and share all the great memoreis we’ve had and all the work that we did. You always looked out for your friends and always a had a positive influence and I’ll never forget all you’ve done. Can’t wait to see you again brother.
Kelli Linn
  • Sep 6 2018
Barb.. I'm so very sorry to hear aboit Nato... You are in my prayers and thoughts. If you need anything please let me know... Love you bunches...xo
Dawn Taylor
  • Sep 7 2018
Barb- I'm holding you up in prayers...and God is holding Nato in his arms and you in His heart. God's people never say goodbye for the last time...this separation is only temporary. May angels surround you and God bless you at this difficult time.
victor alfieri
  • Sep 7 2018
Dear Barb. Words escape me , I know he was the first love of your life and J.P. the 2nd . They are both in great hands.. I'm around the corner. Ka Kutz say fa... Love Vic
Ken Moir, Jr.
  • Sep 7 2018
Dearest Barb, There are no words to express the depth of our sadness for your loss, or our sympathy with your grief. Nato was such a bright light and gentle soul, always ready to share his many gifts with others in a spirit of kindness and joy. Our whole family will miss Nato terribly, and we'll treasure all the times we were able to share with him. It's a tribute to the young man he was that so many family and friends will be with you, to support you with memories that will shine through our sorrow forever. With much love, Ken, Francisca & Clara
Renée McCaffrey
  • Sep 7 2018
Barb, my dear friend, my heart breaks for you. I know Fortunato was the reason you carried on, because of being a Mother to my only child, Kellie. What can I say...I love you, Barb. I remember seeing him at Armstrong's when he had that curly head of hair. God had a reason for taking him but I pray for your broken heart. God gave you an angel for 26 years, may all the good thoughts and memories carry you through this almost impossible time. Your son is so close to you now, he will live on in your heart. Fortunato will never leave you. Whenever you're ready, I'm here for you. God bless you and comfort you and your family. My prayers are with you. You can do this, Barb, let people help you......Renée McCaffrey and daughter, Kellie ??
Kathy Polito
  • Sep 7 2018
Dear Barbara, Our hearts goes out to you , Aunt Jean, Debbie and Ken at this difficult time. Know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.. May all your happy memories of NATO, the sweetest boy ever, sustain you in your grief and may God ‘s special blessings give you strength, healing and peace.. Your Erie family loves you . With deepest sympathy and much love, Kathy, Emily, Natalie, Michalee and families ????
Maureen Kaylor
  • Sep 7 2018
Barb, No words can heal your broken heart ?? I didn’t know your son, but from what I have been reading he was very much like you and so handsome I’m out of town so I won’t be able to join his services, but know this my mind is on you. You are a beautiful co- worker. Love you ?? Prayers for you and your family. Mo
Michael Alexander
  • Sep 7 2018
Our deepest sympathies to you and yours .. I hope Peace Finds you and time will lessen the pain and that your memories will sustain you . Take care . Sincerely Michael Alexander and son .
Scott Morton
  • Sep 7 2018
Barb, so sorry to hear, back in the day you would speak of Nado often. My deepest sympathy....
Kandyce Chadwick
  • Sep 7 2018
Aunt Barb, I am so incredibly sorry for the loss of Nato. I cannot even express how broken hearted I am for you. I pray that God gives you strength and peace. All of my love and prayers are with you. I love you endlessly. Please accept my deepest condolences.
Angela Mineo
  • Sep 7 2018
Dear Barb, my heart is heavy with sorrow. Nato is a beautiful being who will never be forgotten by those he touched. I pray for your strength at this time. Love, Angela
Neiko B
  • Sep 8 2018
Till I see you again brotha rest easy ??
Karen Mulholland
  • Sep 8 2018
Barb, We were shocked and sadden to hear of your loss. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts. Hold tight to the many memories I Am sure you have. Hugs and love, Karen and Toot
Ryan M
  • Sep 8 2018
Nato, I only had the privilege to know you for one short year. It didn't take long though to see how great of a heart you possessed and how much your light and positivity affected those around you. I'll miss losing to you in pool and getting to shake your hand after. I'll always remember your warm smile and friendly embrace every time I'm back at jacks to play. You'll never be forgotten. I wish your family and friends the peace and strength they need to get through these trying times. I feel good knowing you're with us all. Rest in peace my friend, I'll see you again one day
Michael Anthony
  • Sep 8 2018
Barb, I'm not sure you'll remember me, but I have held fond memories of you and your family since I was washing dishes and shattering bottles behind the back wall at Fortunato' in 1986. You instilled a work ethic in an awkward kid heading off to Clarion that I hold to this day, and I still think of my time with your family and our old late friend Randy Sluganski often. I never had a chance to meet your son, but I wanted you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and I trust that the comfort of God and those around you will carry you through your tragic loss.
Mirza
  • Sep 8 2018
One of the most respectful, kind hearted people that I’ve ever met. Rest in peace. You’re gone too soon.
Drew Schaefer
  • Sep 8 2018
Nato, my fondest memories of you were at the PT Rec Center Skatepark. You were an unbelieveable biker and the nicest kid there with the biggest smile. You liked everyone and they all liked you. And from there you went on to be an unbelieveable artist. You made such a great impression on my brother Grant and me. Rest In Peace Nato. You will be greatly missed by so many of your family and friends. We all have a special angel looking over us now.
Chuck Proia
  • Sep 8 2018
Barbara, so sad to hear of Nato's passing. I pray that God will give you the strength to get through this trying time. Sorry that I couldn't make the service but I thoughts and love is with you.. Bless you.
Diane Rudy
  • Sep 8 2018
Barb, I am so sorry. Nato was such an amazing, talented, good friend of Brian’s, and he loved you very much. My heart breaks for you. I know how difficult this is, please know you are in my prayers. I hope you find strength in knowing he is watching over you and will always be with you. He and Brian are at peace together. If I can be of any support as time goes by please know I am here for you. Love to you and your family. Diane Rudy
Christine Yocke Hunt
  • Sep 9 2018
Barb, Debbie informed me tonight of this terrible tragedy. I am so very sorry to hear about your son. I cannot imagine the hurt you are all feeling. From reading all the condolences it sounds as though you raised a wonderful son. My sincere condolences to all of you - Christine Yocke Hunt
Nancy Ritsko
  • Sep 10 2018
Barb, just found out about your loss from folks @ Gianna Via's. If I had known earlier, I would have visited with you at the services. My heart aches for you in the loss of your beloved son....know that you are in my prayers and thoughts and heart.
Debbie Moir
  • Sep 10 2018
Fortunato, My Sweetheart, I want you to always remember I LOVE YOU more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more and will love you forever more. Love, Aunt Debbie
Kalvelage family
  • Sep 10 2018
We are so sorry to learn of your loss. Condolences from the Kalvelage cousins in the South. Sending strength and love to you all.
Gretchen (Story) Pangilinan
  • Sep 11 2018
Maz, I am thinking about you and loving you very much. I am so, so sorry. Love, Gretchen
ALisa Beck Cassell
  • Sep 12 2018
Barb, my deepest sympathy for your loss, i did not have the privilege of knowing your Son, but i can tell from all the comments he was an incredible person...he has your beautiful smile. I'll keep you in my prayers.
Jaimee
  • Sep 12 2018
Nato became a fast favorite of mine at Carmella’s. Always sweet and wonderful. My heart hurts for those who knew him, and even more so for those who won’t ever get to. Healing thoughts and lots of love to the family and to Kelly.
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