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Oreste Bevilacqua

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Oreste ("Reste") Michael Bevilacqua

Born September 5, 1946 to Nicholas and Claudia Bevilacqua in Hollywood, California. Died April 9, 2014 after a long struggle with Early On-Set Alzheimer's Disease. Attended primary, middle and high school in Hollywood CA. Graduated cum laude from UCLA with a B.S. in engineering, obtained his M.S. in engineering from the University of Minnesota, and obtained his PhD in civil engineering from University of California at Berkeley. A registered professional engineer (P.E.) with State of California. Served in the U.S. Navy (SeaBees) including a year in Vietnam (1968-69). Early in his career, Reste taught engineering for a year at Purdue University. He single-handedly started his own successful engineering firm in the 1970s which operated under his expertise and leadership until his retirement in 2003.


Survived by his wife and partner of over 40 years, Anne Hopper Bevilacqua. Also survived by son Josh (Jenna), daughter Andrea Gia, and his beloved granddaughter Bella. Also survived by his sister Gina Bevilacqua, sister-in-law Nancy Bevilacqua, sister-in-law Lynne Hopper Welsh (Kevin), brother-in-law Michael Hopper, as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends. Predeceased by his parents, and by his brother Nicholas. Reste was a tireless world traveler, tennis player, soccer coach, race car enthusiast, Scrabble master, punster, cook, mentor to many, and friend to all. Reste was always a loyal and devoted Oakland A's fan, and he would want everyone to support the Oakland A's.


No public services, a private family gathering is planned. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Reste's honor be made to Alameda County Community Food Bank, donorschoose.org, or a .



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Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Apr. 11 to Apr. 12, 2014
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