Longtime Highwood business leader Bruno Bertucci has passed away, according to the Highwood Chamber of Commerce, which sent the following email to members on Thursday, July 2:
We are sad to inform you that Bruno Bertucci has passed. He was such an important part of the Highwood community and the Chamber of Commerce. Bruno started the Student Honor Luncheon, honoring selected students from all Highwood schools for different levels of achievement and leadership skills. He wanted to find a way to honor students, especially those in grade schools that are not often honored.
Bruno Bertucci has always had an interest in education, and has played an integral role in the surrounding communities’ education systems. Bertucci served on the old District 111 School Board for two terms as a young man, before the districts merged. He was also the Highwood Chamber of Commerce Director for 20 years.
Visitation Sunday, July 5, 1:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Seguin & Symonds Funeral Home, 858 Sheridan Rd., Highwood. Visitation Monday, July 6, 2015 9:00 AM till time of mass 10:00 AM at St. James Church, 134 North Av., Highwood Interment with Military Honors Ascension Cemetery. Please omit flowers. Contributions to Hope for Huntington’s, 220 High St., Highwood, IL 60040 appreciated.