Varani, Richard Michael known to close friends and family as Dick, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully on July 12, 2022, at age 86, in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Dick was born on February 8, 1936, in Eveleth, Minnesota, to Elio and Florence (née Albani) Varani. He had a rich forty-year career as a motion picture projectionist, an owner of the Leola Theater in Minneapolis, and business agent and labor representative for the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). Throughout his life, he loved the entertainment industry with a passion for classic musical theater and film. Dick's other great passion was travel, with a particular fascination for Italy, the birthplace of his parents.

Published on August 14, 2022