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Mario A. Durastante II
December 5, 1982 ~ December 16, 2023 (age 41) 41 Years Old
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Mario Anthony Durastante II, age 41, passed away December 16, 2023 at his home with his beloved wife by his side. Anthony was born on December 5, 1982 in Warren, OH.
Anthony married his best friend, Natalie (nee Harris) Durastante on December 22, 2017 and they were together for 11 years. He was a 2001 graduate of Wickliffe High School where he played football, ran track and basketball. Anthony and Natalie loved to travel and frequented many destinations and he was also and avid Cleveland sports fan and enjoyed spending time at those events with his friends and family.
Anthony was employed by Expeditors and worked as a Customs Brokerage Lead Agent. He was also accepted in the Management Trainee program as part of the regional role he was going to assume in January.
Besides his wife, he leaves behind his parents Lorri (nee Pegan) and Mario Durastante I; brothers, John and Zach Durastante; niece, Layla Grace Durastante; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Judi (nee Mucci) and Ken Harris; sister-in-law, Carly Harris (David Desalvo); his beloved cats, Hallie and Joey; aunt, Angela Carlson and uncles, Tino Durastante (Bobbi), Frank Durastante and Frank Grassi; cousins, Tiffany and Leigha Durastante, Amanda and Matthew Grassi, and Shellee Meeker.
Anthony was a loyal friend to many and will sadly be missed but never forgotten. He was also a LifeBanc organ donor. Anthony was selfless, his love and kindness will be missed and cherished by all who knew him. He was a beacon of light for many and we will carry the light and love he gave to us for the rest of our days.
The family will receive friends at The Orlando-Donsante-Previte Funeral Home 29550 Euclid Ave., Wickliffe, on Wednesday, December 20th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. where a funeral service will be held at 7:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anthony’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at https://www.stjude.org/.