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John Baglietto

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John Edgar "Jack" "Baggy" Baglietto

November 29, 1920-February 14, 2014

On Valentine's day, John passed peacefully from this life and is now with his sweetheart, his beloved, Marjean.

John was born in San Francisco to Marie Craviotto Baglietto Goss and Baptiste James "Burt" Baglietto, on November 29, 1920.  His older sister Alice Ann was born in 1914.  He went to school at LCM grammar school and Tam High in Mill Valley.  The family lived in the Larkspur canyon for a while.

     In 1939 he met the girl of his dreams, Marjean Harris, at the Larkspur Rose Bowl, a well-known dance pavilion.

     Soon after, he enlisted in the Army Air Corp. where he became at pilot of B-25's in WW II.  On his return to the States in 1945, he came home to a baby girl who was followed by a baby boy in 1947.

     John had various jobs after the war, one being in the van and storage business with his stepfather, Jack "Real Estate" Goss.  An uncle on his wife's side took him into the family carpentry business, which became his lifelong trade, skill and passion.  Eventually John worked for a company in San Rafael, Custom Builders of Marin, where he became their estimator.  He built many homes in Marin, mostly in Dominican Heights.  During his career with Custom Builders, he became acquainted with a gentleman named Warren Simmons.  Warren presented an idea of building restaurants including Tia Maria and The Barley Mow.  They were built on the Peninsula, the East Bay and Washington D.C.  Eventually, the partnership led to the building of Pier 39, which opened on Oct.4,1978.

     As an avid outdoorsman, John was a member of the Marin Rod and Gun Club, and traveled the world with other hunting enthusiasts. John was blessed with many dear friends who shared his hobbies and adventures.

     He and his wife lived in the Larkspur family home from 1943 until 2009.  He designed and remodeled the home several times. The kitchen being his favorite place to pass on his collection of cherished family recipes.  John and Marjean eventually moved to Smith Ranch where she preceded him in death in 2010.

     He is survived by his daughter, Nicole, who resides in Auburn, California and a son, Jack, who resides in Healdsburg. He was also loved by 8 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life is pending.  Contact Caroline Price (707) 494-6645 for mor information.      

A private memorial will be held for the family at a later date.

Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2014
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