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Arthur "Art" Gene Bortolini, Sr.

May 13, 1945 ~ October 18, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Arthur "Art" Bortolini, Sr. Obituary

ARTHUR BORTOLINI, SR., 78, OF CARMEL, PASSED AWAY OCTOBER 18, 2023. HE WAS BORN MAY 13, 1945 IN GARY, SON OF VICTOR AND THRESSA (VACCA) BORTOLINI.

ART, A 1969 GRADUATE OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY, WAS A LONG-TIME MEMBER OF THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY HAVING WORKED FOR COMPANIES SUCH AS ROCOR AND DONCO BEFORE RETURNING HOME TO INDIANA TO WORK FOR LIQUID TRANSPORT.

AS A VETERAN OF THE US ARMY, ART SERVED HIS COUNTRY FROM 1969-1971. LATER, WHILE LIVING IN ATLANTA, GA, HE BEGAN HIS WORK SERVING THE COMMUNITY AS A MEMBER OF THE JAYCEES, AN ORGANIZATION ENCOURAGING MEN BETWEEN AGES 18-40, TO SERVE AND BE AN EXAMPLE OF LEADERSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY. AFTER MOVING TO CARMEL, ART BECAME A MEMBER THE SERVICE CLUB OF INDIANAPOLIS, CONNECTING WITH FELLOW MEMBERS WHO ALSO SERVED IN THE MILITARY.

ART WAS AN AVID GOLFER, AS WELL AS A LOVER OF ALL COLLEGE SPORTS, ESPECIALLY THE HOOSIERS. HE ENJOYED TRAVELING, PARTICULARLY WHEN IT ALLOWED HIM TO AVOID BIRTHDAY PARTIES THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN HELD IN HIS HONOR.

IN ADDITION TO HIS PARENTS, ART WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY SISTERS, LEONILDA AND PATRICIA; BROTHERS, JOSEPH AND SPIRIT “PETE”.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE HIS DEVOTED WIFE OF 55 YEARS, KAREN; SON, ART JR, HIS WIFE, ERIN, THEIR SON, JAMES; AND DAUGHTER, JESSICA,HER HUSBAND, WAYNE, AND THEIR SON, Luca.                                                                                           
FAMILY AND FRIENDS WILL GATHER ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2023 AT 12 NOON IN ST. MARK’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 4780 E. 126TH STREET, CARMEL, WHERE THE CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE WILL BEGIN AT 1 PM.

THE FAMILY REQUESTS, IN MEMORY OF ART, CONTRIBUTIONS BE GIVEN TO LIFE’S JOURNEY HOSPICE OR THE FISHER HOUSE FOUNDATION.

ENVELOPES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE SERVICE.

BUSSELL FAMILY FUNERALS IS PRIVILEGED TO ASSIST THE FAMILY IN ARRANGEMENTS.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
October 25, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
St Marks United Methodist Church
4780 E 126th Street
Carmel, IN 46033

Celebration of Life Service
Wednesday
October 25, 2023

1:00 PM
St Marks United Methodist Church
4780 E 126th Street
Carmel, IN 46033

Donations

Life's Journey Hospice-Avon
10241 E County Road 100 N, Indianapolis IN 46234

The Fisher House Foundation
Web: https://www.fisherhouse.org

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