Passed away at his Petaluma residence sur-rounded by his loving family on July 9, 2013 at the age of 64 years. He is survived by his wife Patricia Ward. Devoted father of Michelle (Tom) Florke of Cotati, Charley (Lacey Hitchcock) Ward of Rohnert Park, Melissa (Robert, Sr.) Lyons of Petaluma and Bill (Mary) Wilson of AZ. Cherished grandfather of Robert Lyons, Jr., Bautista Lyons, Alex Lyons, Terran Lyons, Ashley Wilson, Meghan Wilson, Alyssa Florke, and Aliyah Ward. Uncle of Nicole, Michael and the "Verdu Boys". He enjoyed spending time with his family, his pets, and in Trinity. A "Celebration of Life" will be held on Sunday, July 28, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 2105 So. Mc Dowell Blvd. Ext., Petaluma. Memorial contributions may be made to Pets For Vets., Inc., 409 Black Diamond Dr., Wilmington, NC 28411. Family assisted by PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 763-4131
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Published Online in the Press Democrat from July 21 to July 22, 2013