Date of Birth: December 31, 1949
Date of Death: June 15, 2020
It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected death of Fredric (Rick) Rosati on Monday, June 15, 2020 at his home in Cave Creek, Arizona at 70 years of age. He is preceded in death recently by his father Fred Rosati, and survived by his mother Theresa Rosati (Cortina). Rick had six siblings; Regina Rosati, Stephanie Haack, Michael Rosati (Kay), Annamarie Bensfield (Joseph), William Rosati (Joanne), and Jeffrey Rosati (Karen), and 21 adoring nieces and nephews. Rick was born on December 31, 1949 in Chicago to Fred and Theresa Rosati. He grew up in Riverside, Il, where he loved playing baseball, and was passionate about the Chicago Cubs. He attended St. Mary’s catholic grade school, Sacred Heart Seminary, and UIC with studies in business. Rick always knew he wanted to own and operate his own Pizza Restaurant. From 8 years of age his friends fondly referred to him as “Pizza”. Rick started his pizza career working part-time at the age of 14 at the 1st Rosati's in Mount Prospect. At age 20 he left UIC to pursue his passion and joined the family business. In 1970 he opened his first Rosati’s Pizza in Arlington Heights, Il. He continued to grow the business with the help of his parents and siblings. From there Rosati’s Franchise was born. Rick had an intense work ethic and business acumen. When he wasn’t behind an oven or in the office you could find him in Door County fishing, hunting, boating, and spending time with his loving family and friends. Rick was referred to as the favorite uncle, never having children of his own he often spent free time with his nieces and nephews taking walks, golf cart rides, fishing, and having meaningful talks. His wise counsel, his generous nature, and his wonderful outlook on life were unmatched. He was so loved by so many and he will forever be in our hearts.
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