All in the Family: Botti Brothers

Botti Brothers

In the 1950s, the Botti brothers followed the beat of a similar drum, all graduating with degrees in music education from Indiana State Teachers College. Jim Botti ’55 went on to teach music and own the Brighton Music Center for 50 years. He and his wife, Gwen Lewis Botti ’53, live in Beaver. Carmine Botti ’57 taught music for years, retiring from the Kiski Area schools, and Bill Botti ’59 retired from teaching music to own a chain of pizza shops. Both Carmine and Bill live in the Apollo area. Jim’s daughter, Diane Botti McDonald ’78, married to Dave McDonald ’78, submitted this photo, with, from left, siblings Jim Botti, Liz Botti Caswell, Bill Botti, and Carmine Botti.