John Frederick “Fritz” Miniutti, 49, of River Forest, died on Aug. 4, 2014. Born in Norwich, New York on June 2, 1965 to John Roberts Miniutti and Dr. Ann Mather Byrne Miniutti, he graduated from Lake Forest High School in 1984. He was employed at the Bryn Mawr Theater in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania for many years. 

Most recently he was a dedicated member of the Democratic Party of Oak Park, which presented him with the Distinguished Service Award in 2012. He was also a member of the UCP Sequin Services of the Greater Chicago community, which serves children and adults with disabilities. An avid moviegoer, he attended the Lake Theater every Saturday evening since moving back to this area in 2006. 

Fritz Miniutti is survived by his father, John Roberts Miniutti; his sister, Michele Miniutti (Michael) Joubert; his nephew, Michael Joseph “Max” Joubert; his niece, Anna Miniutti Joubert; and many cousins. 

A memorial visitation and service were held on Aug. 8 at Zimmerman-Harnett Funeral Home in Forest Park. Interment was private. Donations to UCP Sequin Services of Greater Chicago, 3100 S. Central Ave., Cicero, IL 60804 are appreciated by the family.

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