Michael A. Pesoli

Michael A. Pesoli, 68, of Chicago died Oct. 17, 2022, after battling leukemia for the second time.

He survived his first bout with the disease in 2017 and in 2019 received an award from Northwestern Memorial Hospital for his fundraising work in the Campaign 2 Save Lives.

Mike was born in the Little Italy neighborhood of Chicago, where generations of his family resided. He then lived with his family in Oak Brook for 26 years. He had been a member of the Chicago Board of Trade since 1981, and later started a commercial property business in Little Italy, where his life began.

He ran the Chicago Marathon twice and was an avid golfer and hiker. He split his time between Chicago, Michigan and Palm Springs. He was a champion of his sons and grandsons, a doting son and loving husband of 44 years.

He is survived by his mother, Mary (the late Samuel); his wife, Nancy; his sons, Samuel of Hinsdale and Michael Jr .; his daughter in-law, Kathleen; his grandsons, Sam and Ben; and his sisters, Maria Mazza and Michele Amabile.

Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Sullivan Funeral Home, 60 S. Grant St., Hinsdale.

A funeral will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the funeral home.

Entombment is at Queen of Heaven Mausoleum in Hillside.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, at https://www.lls.org.