Paul A. "Kiki" Chiotti
March 22, 1918 - May 22, 2012
Paul A. "Kiki" Chiotti passed away peacefully Tuesday at his home in Benicia. At 94, he was one of the oldest native Benicians. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy and the U. S. Coast Guard during World War II.
Kiki worked at the Benicia Arsenal and Mare Island for more than 34 years, retiring in 1975 as a Materials Expeditor.
Kiki was a member of the Sons of Italy, Virgilio Lodge #1586, Vallejo Elks Lodge #559, Vallejo Moose Lodge #468, SIRS, Musicians Union Local #367 and NARFE. He was the former Solano County Bugler and will be remembered for playing the trumpet, piano, and the accordion. He was an avid golfer and bocce ball player.
Kiki is survived by his daughters, Paula Chiotti of Santa Rosa, and Carla Chiotti (Chris Murray) of Washington, and his grandchildren, Katherine (Ryan) Klett and Michael (Sarah) Murray. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice in 2003.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 29, at Passalacqua Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in St. Dominic's Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 3 to 7 p.m., at the mortuary. Family prefers donations to the Benicia Public Library or the Benicia Vallejo Humane Society. Please visit the online tribute at www.passalacquafuneralchapel.com
Published in TimesHeraldOnline on May 24, 2012