Ernest D. Giuseponi, 86, of Stockton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, with his family by his side.
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Ernie was born in Oakland, California, on November 11, 1927, to Jacques and Anna Giuseponi and moved to Sebastopol as a young child. He and his wife, Rosemarie, were high school sweethearts and celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary in April.
Ernie served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed in Japan, after which he was in the door manufacturing business in Santa Rosa. He and his family moved to Stockton in 1967 where he and his business partners established Stockton Door Company.
Ernie belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Galt Post 9888. He loved music, and played many instruments. His love for the mandolin led him to play with many different groups throughout his life. Ernie had a favorite saying upon which he based every day: "Life is good."
He is preceded in death by his brother, Charlot, and his sisters, Irene and Juliet.
Ernie is survived by his wife, Rosemarie. His children: Mark (Ana) Giuseponi; Mary (Tona) Smith, and Marlene (Stu) Burruel. His grandchildren: Darin (Lisette) Smith; Byron Smith; Phillip (Alyssa) Burruel; Lisa (Frank) Garcia and Laura (Bryan) Missimer. His great grandchildren: Justin, Brent, Megan and Zoey. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, July 14, at 11am at Wine & Roses Restaurant in Lodi. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of San Joaquin or
Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from July 9 to July 17, 2014