Passed away peacefully at home on October 3, 2012 at the age of 72. With his charismatic personality and spirited sense of humor, he made friends everywhere he went. His love of life and compassion for others made him a natural salesperson. From car sales, where he sold his wife her first car in 1966, to insurance sales for Farmers Insurance, he lived his life to help others. A resident of Sonoma County for more than 44 years, he touched the lives of many, but none more than his wife and their daughter. The love they shared was unbreakable. He will be dearly missed. He is survived by his loving wife Vikki of 42 years; daughter Misti and son-in-law Joe; grandchildren Evan and Bella; brothers Doug, Gary, and Rick; and countless friends. A Celebration of Life will be held from 1-5:00 p.m., October 13, 2012 at the home of his daughter Misti.
Published in the Press Democrat from October 5 to October 8, 2012