Robert “Chilly”Thomas Jerome Poletti, 57, of Port Richey, FL, born Friday, August 3, 1962, in St. Louis, MO, passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019 in Chicago, IL.
Robert worked as a Millwright Manager for Chicago Beverage Systems LLC. He was a member of Millwrights Local 1102.
In his youth, Robert “Chilly” was a phenomenal hockey player playing in areas around Peoria, Chicago, and Detroit, until eventually being recruited to play for the Calgary Flames for a short stint all throughout rocking his favorite number 19. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and outdoorsman.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Father, Joseph William Poletti Jr.
Mother, Virginia Renois;
Surviving are his:
- Wife, Michele Poletti of Port Richey, FL
- Quinn Dozier
- Dillon Smith
- Bill (Jackie) Poletti of Fairview Heights, IL
- John (Lynn) Poletti of Hamel, IL
- Paul Poletti of Handy, MO
- Richard Poletti of Willard, MO
- Sister, Mary (Wesley) DeVany of Vancover, WA
- Many dear nieces and nephews
Memorials: I lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family via Cash App: $MichelePolettieeyore
Funeral: A Memorial Gathering will be held on Monday, September 23rd at 1:00 pm at the home of Josh Poletti; 3 Summit Station St. Charles, MO 63303
My sincere condolences to the family. Tommy was my younger brother’s age and they were good friends and I remember him fondly being up at our house often. I will try to bring my brother to the service on monday but don’t know for sure. sincerly Mike Bruce.
My condolences to Chillys family! He was a student of mine at Turnkey construction management institute. He was a great guy and we became friends. It truly hurts to think he is gone. Blessings to all that knew him!
May you rest easy my friend. I have many fond memories . My condolences to the family. May God give you comfort and peace through your time of loss and all the days ahead.
Rare in this life is one who lives life to its fullest. This was my Uncle Tom. He had such a vivid luster for life, was always doing something other people only dream of doing. I learned from him that anything is possible. Not to let family, friends, or society dictate to you what your limitations are, and to pursue your dreams. I learned from him to never take anything at face value; things are rarely as they appear. I will miss his silly nature, his goofy sarcasm, and mostly his enthusiasm for life. Rest In Peace, Uncle Tom.
I am so sorry. While I didn’t get to spend very much time with Chilly, I enjoyed the time I had. He will be fondly remembered, and greatly missed.
Wow I didn’t know that Tom moved to Florida because he didn’t like the heat like me. Me and Tom were together a very short time like a year. Tom loved to joke around all the time and play tricks on me.
I know Tom loved Alaska as much as I do. He always told me he wanted to be creamated and his ashes spread over the ocean ? up here. Well I guess his cancer came back and got him again.
I wish someone would of told me he was sick again because I could of prayed for him.
Well Tom is in a better place now. He is with his Mom and Dad again.
Rest In Peace Tom. I will never forget you. Just know your in my heart always.
Our Deepest Love,Thoughts, and Prayers, go out to you Michele and Family on this time of GREAT loss. We will continue to pray for comfort and healing during this time of Sorrow. Chilly was a Great Man, and a Very Dear friend of ours! Over the years we spent many of nights together at the Sullivan Arena cheering on the Aces, and slapping the glass when the opponents were in the corner, where Chilly had season tickets. We also enjoyed the time we got to know Chilly while staying at our house during the time he worked on the new Chugach Electric power plant. Chilly will be Sadly Missed and Always have a Very Fond place in Our Hearts and Memories!
Uncle “Chilly” will be greatly missed. We pray for God’s healing peace on all who are grieving Tom’s loss.
HE WAS MY BEST FRIEND,WE LOVED TO GO FISHING TOGETHER .MY HEART CRIED WHEN I HEARD HE PASSED. I AM SOOOOO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS MICHELE ,HE WILL ALWAYS BE WITH ME ,ESPECIALLY WHEN I AM FISHING.