John J. Buatti, 49, 5008 White Tail Drive, one of the founders of Mom’s Computers, died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999, at his home following a lengthy illness under the care of his family.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church with the Rev. Don Przybylski officiating. Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Monday at Shuda Funeral Chapel. There will be a Bible vigil at 7 p.m.
Mr. Buatti was born Dec. 29, 1949, in Milwaukee, a son of Nicholas and Mary (Mussomelli) Buatti.
He graduated from Washington High School in Milwaukee and from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1972 with English education major.
He was married Kathryn Prosser on Aug 19, 1972, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Wausau.
He was a teacher at Abbotsford High School in 1972-73, then a sporting goods manager in Fond du Lac until 1975. He then moved to Stevens Point and was teacher at Ben Franklin Junior High School until 1983.
In 1985 he and Jim Oliva opened Mom’s Computers. He went back to part-time teaching at P.J. Jacobs Junior High School in 1991 and retired in 1997 due to illness.
He was a past member of the Noon Optimist Club, the Downtown Business Association and the Stevens Point Old Car Club. He was also a director of plays while at P.J. Jacobs.
Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Angela Buatti, Milwaukee; one son, Frank, at home; his parents, Milwaukee; and one sister, Marie (Kim) Newby, Waukesha.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Cathy.