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Robert "Bob" Bommarito


1942 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Robert "Bob" Bommarito Obituary
Aug. 26, 1942 - Jan. 11, 2018 Robert Joseph Bommarito of Woodland, died peacefully Thursday. Jan. 11, at Shasta Regional Hospital in Redding, CA following a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Charlene Shaffer (Giovannoni); daughter, Pamela (Ed) Walsh of Derry, New Hampshire; sons, William (Francesca) of Monterey, CA, Brian (Brandi) of Vancouver, WA, and eight grandchildren, Ryan, Andrew, and Bailey Walsh, Carolyn and Christina Bommarito, Corey, Brendan and Ashton Bommarito. He is also survived by stepsons, Marc and Anthony Shaffer; two sisters, Joan (Neal) Selbicky of Pacific Grove, CA and Dorothy (Rob) Coburn of Paradise, CA; four nieces; three nephews, and a number of cousins, including Renee Allison and John (Judy) Bommarito. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Dorothy (Motzkus) Bommarito of Carmel Valley, CA, and brother, Joseph of Paradise, CA. Robert "Bob" Bommarito was born in Carmel, CA and lived in Pacific Grove for nearly 50 years prior to moving to Woodland in 1995. He attended local schools and graduated from Pacific Grove High School with the "Cool and Nifty Class of 60". While at Pacific Grove High School he participated in football, basketball, and track, earning medals and honors, including "All League" in Football and Basketball. In 1961 he enlisted in the US Navy where he served as a Corpsman and in the Naval Reserve until 1967. In 1964 he joined Local 605 of the Carpenters Union in Monterey, where he remained a lifetime. He worked as a master carpenter for over 30 years, enjoying the challenge of renovating many of the most beautiful residences in Pebble Beach. Using his master carpenter, artistic and design skills, he opened a custom framing business shortly after moving to Woodland, at the insistence of friends. While enjoying the creative side of custom framing, he loved working with his clients to make their treasured art and memorabilia extraordinary. He was a member of PPFA (Professional Picture Framers Association). A Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow, Bob's commitment to service would find him working on a project with members of his wife's Rotary Club (Woodland Luna Vista). His main area of service was focused primarily on animal welfare. He rescued and fostered a number of dogs and cats, and will now be missed by his two beloved Shelties, Foxy and Laddie and Bogart the cat. He enjoyed traveling, kayaking, fishing and spending time with family and friends. His gentle spirit, great smile and caring ways will be missed by family and friends. Contributions in his honor may be directed to Northern California Sheltie Rescue or Dogs for the Deaf. Services are Friday, Jan. 19, at 11 a.m., at Woodland Funeral Chapel, 305 Cottonwood St., with Pastor John Littau Officiating. Saturday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m., at Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausoleum, 2271 - 7th Ave., Santa Cruz, Father Scott McCarthy, Presiding.
Published in Daily Democrat from Jan. 17 to Jan. 20, 2018
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