Robert "Bob" Bertucelli
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Passed away gently in his sleep on March 26, 2009 after a courageous battle with a brief illness. Bob, a longtime resident of Santa Rosa, and 30 year police veteran (7 years with Marin County Sheriff and 23 years with the City of Santa Rosa) will be missed by a long list of people whom he touched throughout his life, including his two sons, Jason of Sausalito, CA and Daniel of Santa Barbara, CA; his brother Ron of San Mateo, CA, his first wife and friend, Linda Henderson of Santa Rosa; daughter-in-law Sarah; daughter-in-law to-be Megan; his many friends to whom he was so close, and finally his two year old grandson Tanner whom he loved so dearly. Bob loved being a police officer for the city of Santa Rosa and was responsible for many acts of bravery that helped keep the citizens of Santa Rosa safe, But later in his life he found a more important love and that was of his family. I think it even amazed him how much he could love his grandson. He could always make you laugh, even when you didn't feel like it, and lit up a room when he walked into it. So here's to you dad. I hope you are teeing off on the 1st hole at Augusta right now with Jack, or landing a big salmon in Alaska with Tom. We will miss you. A Celebration of life to be announced.

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Published in Press Democrat from Apr. 1 to Apr. 2, 2009.
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April 21, 2009
Dear Jay and Dan,
It's your cousin Michelle. My heart aches for you both as It's hard to have your parent pass. Please keep all the great memories close to your heart, I know I will. Your dad lived the way he wanted and we all can acount for that. I loved his laugh, I loved his hugs and most of all I love you both.I'm honored my girl's had the chance to spend that time with him in Sausalito last year. I had many many storeis to share with Taylor about him.. I love you and will always be here for you. The sadness of your loss will take time, but the memories you have forever. xoxoxxoo Michelle.
michelle saccoman
April 20, 2009
Dear Jay and Dan
Blessings to you and all family members. I was there when you were both born and saw the love in your Dad's eyes. He has always been a very special person in my heart. My heart and prayers are with you. Uncle Mike
Michael Frank
April 9, 2009
You were a delight to work with and laugh with. You will be missed.
Jane Iverson
April 7, 2009
Jay and Dan,
I met your dad in 1984 at SRPD. We became fast friends. We worked, played and laughed together for the next 20 years. Your father made made me laugh so many times I can't count and always made people lighten up without them even knowing it! I will miss him and will never forget him. My heart goes out to you and your families. Your dad truely loved you and was very proud his two sons.
Jim Miller
Jim Miller
April 3, 2009
Thoughts and Prayers are with you all. Wish I could be home to be with all of you. Will be thinking and praying for you. Your DAD was a great man and will be missed
Todd Henley
April 3, 2009
To Bob's family, and our friends at Santa Rosa Police. I enjoyed working with Bob in the past, as many of us did, but it was his great personality that shined as bright as his star. Thank you for sharing him with us.

Respectfully, Ralph Pata, San Rafael Police.
Ralph Pata
April 2, 2009
Jay, Danny, Tanner, golf, a glass of red, not necessarily in that order...You lived well and on your own terms. I'll miss you!
Lisa B
April 2, 2009
Was so sorry to hear about your dad, Danny.....Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Love to you............George and Libby Henley
George/Libby Henley
April 2, 2009
To Bob's family and many friends,
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you who loved him. He was a fantastic man. When I found out of his passing his smiling face popped into vision. He always had a story or a joke to keep all of us laughing. Bob had a heart of gold.
Blessings to all of you.
Law Enforcement Chaplain
Susie McClellan-Corkhill
Susie McClellan-Corkhill
April 2, 2009
I will never forget when Bob played a Press Democrat reporter during a Hostage Negotiations scenario a few years back. I don't think I have ever laughed so hard in my life! One of the truly greatest Officers I have worked with at SRPD!
Waid Allred
April 2, 2009
To Bob's family and friends:

When you look up at the sky at night and see the stars, remember this Eskimo legend:

Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through, to shine down upon us to let us know they are happy.

God Bless you all.
Johana Waterfield
April 1, 2009
It was a real honor to work with you and to be able to call you my friend. Rest in Peace and God Bless your family.
Ruben Sanchez
April 1, 2009
Rest in peace, Bob. I was honored to work with you for all those years.
David Dunn
April 1, 2009
My Grandmother and Bobby's Grandmother Chris were sisters. I grew up with Bobby visiting my Grandparents ranch. We always got in trouble for making a mess. We kept in touch throughout the years and especially when he lived in Reno. Time flies and last time I talked to him was right after his trip to Italy.
He was a great friend and I felt like I knew you all through his constant talk of his children and Tanner. I am so sorry that he went so quickly. Please tell me when you have his memorial.
Noreen Blonien
April 1, 2009
Thank you Officer Bertucelli for your dedicated service to our community. God bless your family.
Edwin Harwell
April 1, 2009
God speed Bob, you were the best. Thank you for your friendship and thank you for service to the citizens of Santa Rosa. We will never forget you!!
Paul Messerschmitt
April 1, 2009
Bob was a really special guy. I had the chance to work alongside him a couple of times at the SRPD substation when he returned part time. He could tell a story! I was always amazed at the things he experienced in life. Like being dropped off from the hospital after heart surgery and trudging through the snow to get home.

I hardly knew him and I know the void he left is large. My prayers are with his family and friends.
Amy Repoff
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