Robert William Spinetti , 80, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on February 7, 2013. He was born in San Francisco on May 15, 1932 to William and Pearl Spinetti.
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Bob came to Colusa in 1949 with his Uncle and Aunt, Albert and Lyle Vierra and their two boys, Larry and Ron who had raised him from the age of two. He worked the ranch with his uncle and graduated from Colusa High School in 1950 and in January, 1951, he joined the US Navy. He served aboard the US McKenzie during the Korean War, a service he was very proud of.
After discharge from the Navy he returned to Colusa and married his first wife, Duane Hurni, in 1956. They had two daughters, Robin and Karin. During this period, Bob worked as an equipment operator for the County of Colusa and then went on to operate and own his own fuel distribution business in Colusa until his retirement.
He was also a past member of the Colusa Rural Firefighters.
Upon retirement, he moved to Lake County where he loved to garden and enjoy the view. He then began traveling in his 5th Wheel with his second wife, Jean, whom he married in 1983. Jean and Bob eventually settled in the Chico area until her death in 2002. He then returned home to Colusa to be near his daughters and his grandchildren.
In his earlier years, while still in good health, he loved to fish on the Sacramento River and hunt the fields of Colusa County for pheasants and ducks. In his retirement years, he loved his gardening and woodworking.
Being that he was born in San Francisco, he has always been a true and devoted SF Giants and SF 49er's Fan. This devotion has been picked up by his grandchildren who would often phone Papa after or during a game to get his reaction to the game!
Aside from the above accomplishments, his greatest loves in his life were his 2 daughters and his 8 grandchildren. He bragged continuously about what a lucky Papa he was to have been blessed with such a wonderful family.
Bob is survived by his two daughters, Robin (David) Myers; Karin (Alfred) Stegall; eight grandchildren; Scott Zumwalt; Katie Zumwalt Llamas; Kevin Zumwalt; Gracie Myers; Abby Myers; Jodi Stegall; Shelby Stegall; Todd Stegall. He is also survived by two stepdaughters, Tee Erisey ; Elizabeth Bender and four step grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean, Aunt and Uncle; Parents; and Sister; and his grandson, Joshua Zumwalt.
Visitation will be held Friday, February 15th from 5:00-8:00p.m. At the McNary-Moore Chapel 107 5th Street in Colusa. Services are scheduled at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 16th at the First Presbyterian Church 4th and Jay Street in Colusa.
Memorial contributions may be made in Robert's name to the Redhawk Athletic Foundation 901 Colus Ave. Colusa, CA 95932 or the Colusa Regional Medical Center Foundation 199 E. Webster St.Colusa, CA 95932 or the
. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service. www.mcnarymoorefuneralservice.com
Published in Willows Journal from Feb. 13 to Feb. 20, 2013