Donald Storto, 86

Avid golfer and gifted storyteller

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Donald L. Storto Sr., 86, of Forest Park, formerly of River Forest, died on Dec. 19, 2018. Born on March 5, 1932, he attended St. Mel High School and was a starter on the varsity football Squad as a freshman, where he won the Monogram Club Award for Best Defensive Player in 1949. He graduated from Lake Forest College, earning a degree in Business. A member of the Phi Pi Epsilon Fraternity, and a defensive end for the football team.

Directly after graduation, Donald joined the family business (Tri-State Automotive Warehouse Inc.) as a salesman and later as vice president.

He developed a love for golf while caddying for his father as a young boy. He was a member and avid golfer at Riverside Golf Club, with two holes-in-one to his credit.

Known for his caring nature and sense of humor, he was a gifted storyteller and cultivated long-lasting friendships. He taught us love, respect, and loyalty to the family and the family name.

Donald Storto was the husband of the late Claire A. (nee Sansone), the father of Donald Jr., Ronald, Dee Dee, and the late Cara Mae; the brother of Josephine Mago, Louis Storto and the late Marie Griffin and Joseph Storto; and uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are asked to meet Thursday, Dec. 27, 10:15 a.m. at the office of Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1400 S. Wolf Road in Hillside, where a chapel service will be held at 10:30 a.m.  

Memorials to Misericordia are appreciated.

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