Joseph Anthony RATTO

Ratto, Joseph 1July 21st 1951 – January 4th 2019

Joseph Anthony Ratto passed away suddenly on January 4, 2019 at the age of 67. He was born in San Francisco to Beverly Kenyon and Emilio Joseph Anthony Ratto on July 21, 1951. He graduated from Westmoor High School in 1969, and attended college in California where he earned his major in music with an art minor.

He moved with his family to Washington where he finished his apprenticeship in 1978 and worked in construction, eventually forming J.A.Ratto Company. He was engaged in local politics, educational and professional organizations such as CITC, BIAW, MBA and others.

His charitable contributions touched the lives of many. He loved music, and was a proficient classical, rock, and blues guitarist, as well as a poet. He also loved art, and was an avid reader.

He is preceded in death by his mother Beverly. He is survived by his son Nate, his daughter Bianca and their families. As well as their mother Marilyn, his brother Jim, his father Emilio, and many loving friends. His memorial service will be held at 2pm Saturday January 26th at Chapel of the Resurrection on the campus of Cedar Park Church.


One Comment

  1. Denny Conner
    Posted January 12, 2019 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    I was fortunate enough to enjoy many fun social moments with Joe over the past 15 years or so. We shared similar interests in and multiple conversations about ways to help promote the viability of the local remodeling business community through the MBAKS and the BIAW.

    Joe became a dearly beloved friend over the years as we shared similar challenges and interests in our personal and business lives. And we heartily shared our celebrations and successes.

    Joe was thoughtful, caring, compassionate and caring, even in his cantankerous moments. I loved Joe and I miss him greatly. I will miss our occasional lunches and dinners together and the fun and enriching conversations that went with those.

    Trust me Joe. I will raise a glass to you often, even if it’s only in my heart.

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