GLEN CHARLES GHILOTTI passed away unexpectedly on March 25, 2018 in Oklahoma at the age of 59 years. Devoted husband of Genevieve Ghilotti. Cherished father of Jennifer Ghilotti, Kevin Ghilotti, Tom McCoy, Jennilee Rodrigues, and Tina Studebaker. Beloved grandfather of Gwen and Lincoln McCoy and Archie Rodrigues. Loving brother of Gary Ghilotti, Patrick Ghilotti, Judy Ghilotti, and the late Jim, Greg, and Marcia. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Born to Bonnie and Henry J. “Babe” Ghilotti on July 20, 1958, Glen was raised in San Rafael and attended Chico State. From a very young age, he was actively involved in his family’s construction company. Striking out on his own, Glen created his own family business, Team Ghilotti, in Petaluma. Over the last eleven years, he has proudly owned and operated Team Ghilotti and considered himself very fortunate to work alongside his children, Jennifer and Kevin.
Glen’s Petaluma farm, Glenhill Farm & Gardens, was an enormous sense of joy for him. His vision was to create a magical place where families could visit and learn about farming, petting zoo animals, and trains. It was during his trip to pick up a special trolley for the farm that Glen sadly passed away.
In his spare time, Glen collected antique Caterpillar tractors, trucks and military tanks. He was in the process of building a museum for people to visit at the farm to house his collection of rare and unique equipment.
Having a heart of gold, Glen was also very committed to fundraising for Miracle League North Bay, a ballpark for special needs children. Above all, Glen loved his family; his grandchildren were the light of his life. He was a wonderful and special man; he will be greatly missed.
Friends and family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass, Friday, April 6, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church, 1104 Fifth Ave., San Rafael, CA. A Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 850 Keokuk St., Petaluma, CA, followed by the Vigil Service at 6:00 pm at St. Raphael’s Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Miracle League North Bay, 40 Fourth St., Ste. 286, Petaluma, CA 94952. Private Interment: Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, San Rafael.Read More