64, died July 25th, 2013 of cancer, at home with family. He was born and raised in Petaluma and spent most of his life in Sonoma County. He is survived by his wife, Georgia, children Matthew, Heather and Nathan, grandson, little Arthur, brother Michael, sisters Donna and Kathy. He served in the Army and was in Vietnam for two years. He survived three helicopter crashes and getting shot twice, and he received the Purple Heart. He was proud to have served in the military and wore his 2nd Field Forces, 25th infantry hat everywhere. He fought cancer for four years and never once complained or gave up. He was an inspiration to all who knew him. A Memorial Service for friends and family will be held on Sunday, October 27th at 2 p.m., Valley Village Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 6401 County Club Drive, Rohnert Park, CA.
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Published Online in the Press Democrat from Oct. 24 to Oct. 27, 2013