A native of Santa Rosa, he passed away in his home on December 14th. He was 84. He was the youngest of nine children. He has two surviving sisters, Mary Higgins and Angela Miley. He is survived by his children; Scott (Carol) Dolinsek, Teresa (Lonny) Beaudoin, Jorene (Craig) Woodworth, Linda (Greg) Colby, five grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, trapshooting and rebuilding Model T cars. From 1950-1953, he served in the Korean War as an Army sergeant. He worked for the City of Santa Rosa Water Dept from 1954-1988. He started as a laborer and retired as a superintendent. Family and friends are welcome to a celebration of his life on Saturday December 28th at 1:00 p.m. at his home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to Disabled American Veteran 800-238-8387

Published Online in the Press Democrat from Dec. 22 to Dec. 27, 2013