Ross Joseph Prusinovski
Resident of San Leandro
Ross "Butch" Prusinovski passed away peacefully on November 16, 2012 surrounded by family . He was born in Oakland to Louis and Gwendolyn Prusinovski on March 26, 1945. He attended Bishop O'Dowd High School and Santa Clara University. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Gwendolyn Valdovinos. He is survived by his well loved wife, Alana Prusinovski, his sons Thomas and Patrick, and his daughter and son-in-law, Anna and Eric Lardiere. Dear friend and brother to Louis Prusinovski and his wife Renee. Beloved son-in law to Aileen Mathisen, and brother-in-law to Ignacio Valdovinos and Kristin Famosi. Proud and loving uncle to Michelle Valdovinos, Sandy Holland, Steve Valdovinos, and Debbie and John Prusinovski. Fun loving great uncle to Ben, Nick and Alexis Valdovinos and Kyle, Kameron and Cody Chase. He loved and enjoyed countless cousins throughout California and Idaho.
Ross served as an Army
Captain in Vietnam and returned home to Oakland to work in the family owned business of PH Motors. He has worked at Engine Performance Warehouse in Oakland for over thirty years. Ross loved vacations at the beach with his family, reunions in Idaho, visiting air shows and museums, and most recently walks around Lake Chabot with his friend, John Milton. He was happy and kind and always open to making a new friend. He will be in our hearts forever.
Family and friends are invited to attend visitation on Friday, November 23, 2012 from 5 - 8:30 p.m. with the rosary at 7 p.m. at Holy Angels Funeral Center, 1051 Harder Road, Hayward. The memorial mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 24 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church, 3433 Somerset Avenue, Castro Valley.
Donations may be made in Ross's memory to the Family Emergency Shelter Coalition in Hayward, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, or the
Holy Angels Funeral Center