October 24, 1963 – December 28, 2021
It was his smile that drew people to Mark Moretti.
“He had the most beautiful, beaming smile,” said Richard Lambert, founder of the New Phoenix Theater on the Park. When he saw Mr. Moretti smile in a nightclub in the 1990s, it was the start of a lasting relationship.
They bought a bungalow together in Buffalo’s Allentown neighborhood and turned it into a showcase that was featured on the Secrets of Allentown home tour. They made a similar transformation when they moved to a larger house near Kleinhans Music Hall which they shared with Mr Moretti’s aging parents.
A computer software consultant, Mr. Moretti died suddenly Dec. 28 at Buffalo General Medical Center. He was 58 years old.
Buffalo-born Mark Anthony Moretti graduated in 1981 from Sweet Home Central High School in Amherst and earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1986.
He had been an IT consultant for Iridium Technology since last summer. Previously, he was a senior consultant at Emburse Chrome River and director of client services for Decision Pace Inc. from 2013 to 2018.
Before starting a career in information technology, he worked as a server in restaurants and became general manager of Fanny’s Restaurant on Sheridan Drive in Amherst.