Michael Richard Pedrotti, 44, of Charlotte, NC, passed away unexpectedly on May 10, 2013. He was a loving son of Richard and Maureen Pedrotti. Michael was born in Indianapolis, IN on August 27, 1968. He graduated from Bishop Miege High School in 1986. He received an appointment to and attended the United States Air Force Academy; he transferred to the University of Kansas and graduated in 1991. He was a Senior Sales Consultant for Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company. Michael was a member of the St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Charlotte, NC.
Michael was nicknamed "Bubble" in the third grade due to his full head of hair; however, the nickname stuck due to his full of life personality. He had tremendous success in athletics, which led him to the Air Force Academy, and his love of sport continued with him when he played rugby for the University of Kansas and the Charlotte Rugby Club. Michael was known for his loyalty and thoughtfulness to all friends and family. His caring personality was instrumental in changing many lives. Michael immensely enjoyed any celebration with his family and friends. A celebration could be a night at a NASCAR race, watching KU basketball or just enjoying a fine cigar. Michael's greatest passion in life was for his daughter, Anabella. Michael touched many lives and will be remembered by his energy and smile, which was contagious to anyone who met him.
Michael is survived by his daughter, Anabella Elizabeth Pedrotti; his parents, Richard and Maureen Pedrotti; his sister, Dana Stram, husband Stu and children Hanna, Ava and Sophia; brother, Marc Pedrotti, wife Angie and children Joe, Sam, Jon and Kate; sister, Colleen Parsons, husband Rafe and daughter, Grace; and former spouse, Sara Pedrotti.
A Prayer Service will be held at 6 pm on Tuesday evening, May 14, 2013 in the Chapel of Harry & Bryant Funeral Home, 500 Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC. The family will receive friends following the service until 8 pm.
Additional services will be as follows: a visitation will be held at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Roeland Park, KS on May 19th from 7 until 9 pm. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Agnes on May 20th at 10:00 am. A Prayer Service will be held at the Schrader Funeral Home in Ballwin, MO on May 21st from 8:30 until 9:30 am. Following the service, Michael will be laid to rest at St. Patrick's Old Rock Church in Catawissa, MO at 10 am.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Anabella Elizabeth Pedrotti Fund. Please send contributions in her name to the Mission Bank located at 5201 Johnson Drive, Mission, KS 66205.