SOUTH LYON, Mich. - Natale E. Tognetti, 94, passed away Friday, September 6, 2013, at Gentiva Hospice in Southfield, Mich. after a brief illness.
He is survived by his wife of 76 years, Marguerite; son, Louis (Barbara) Tognetti of South Lyon; daughter, Nadeen (of the late Rudy) Potyok of Farmington Hills; five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
He was born in the Copper Country and moved to Detroit in 1941. He was employed as a machinist with Vickers and the family resided in Warren. After 20 years, when the company moved out-of-state, Natale stayed and found his true calling in sales.
He had a long career and with his love of people and strong work ethic, excelled as a manufacturers rep in the automotive aftermarket.
Cremation has taken place with no immediate ceremony.
A memorial will take place in his beloved Calumet.