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Edward C. DeNatale


March 28, 1957 -


February 19, 2014 


Ed DeNatale, 56, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends following a courageous year-long battle with cancer. He was born in San Francisco and raised in Daly City where he lived until moving to Vallejo in 1990.


Ed worked as a plumber for 37 years but found true joy in hunting, fishing and the adventure of the great outdoors. He and Karen loved entertaining at their off the grid cabin in Red Bluff.


Ed loved being part of a large family and was always the first to help anyone in need. He is survived by his loving wife Karen, children Christopher (Julia) DeNatale, Sarah DeNatale, Audrey (John) Zierke & Stacey (Dave) Lind; his parents Paul & Lavina DeNatale; brothers Bill (Jodi), John (Carol), Steve (Laura), Mike & Neil DeNatale; sisters Paula DeNatale, Josette (Tim) Reid, Malea (Rich) Bonk & Gina Ayllon; grandchildren Joseph & Isabella DeNatale and Ethan & Lillian Zierke; brother-in-law Tim Applegate, sister-in-law Ruth (Greg) Cano; father-in-law Ed Gigli; many nieces and nephews and an abundance of friends & hunting buddies. He was preceded in death by his sister Christine Applegate and his mother-in-law Pat Gigli.


In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the , Lung Cancer Alliance or .


Vigil services will be held 7:00 p.m. Thursday and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held 3:00 p.m. Friday both at St. Dominic's Church, 475 East I Street, Benicia. Burial will be private. Visitation will be at the mortuary after 4:00 p.m. Thursday. Please visit the online tribute at www.passalacquafuneralchapel.com


Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Feb. 23, 2014
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