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Mariotti, Clyde Francis Passed away on May 6, 2018. He was 85. Clyde was born in Chicago to Olinto Mariotti, Jr., and Getrude Mariotti (nee Holk) and served with the United States Air Force during the Korean War, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. In 1954 he married Patricia Zytniowski and they had three sons. Clyde dedicated his career to fire service, first with the Chicago Fire Department, where he attained the rank of Chief of Training and retired as District Chief in 1985, and then with Tri-State Fire Protection District in DuPage County as Chief of the Department, retiring in 1994 to Sarasota, Florida. He was an instructor for the University of Illinois and the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association on topics including fire suppression techniques and tactics, fire officer management and administration. Clyde was a past President of the DuPage County Fire Chiefs Association, a member of the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and a life member of the Chicago Fireman's American Legion Post No. 667. He was an Eagle Scout and spent many years volunteering with Boy Scout Troop No. 406 and coached the St. Turibius Rebels to a CYO softball championship. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia; and is survived by his wife, Shirley Boyle; his sons, Duane (Westminster, CA), Leonard and his wife Susan (Springfield, MA) and David and his wife Michele (Oak Lawn, IL); nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A private burial is scheduled at the Sarasota National Cemetery, facilitated by Toale Brothers Funeral Home of Sarasota.
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