Paul F. Bommarito, O.D., C.I.E.
August 13, 1927 - September 13, 2021
Resident of Cupertino
Dr. Paul F. Bommarito passed away peacefully at the age of 94 on September 13, 2021. Paul led a truly remarkable life and was loved by all who knew him.
Paul was born in Detroit, Michigan on August 13, 1927, the third of five children, to Tom and Rosalia Bommarito. He moved to Santa Clara, California in 1946. He is survived by his wife Johanna of 63 years, his daughters Carol and Jean Marie LaPorta (John), his son Paul, his grandchildren Christopher and Nicole LaPorta, his brothers Joe (Ada) and Tom and his sister Mary. He was preceded in death by his brother Phil (Lue) and his brother-in-law Sal and his sister-in-law Norma.
Paul graduated from the University of California Berkeley School of Optometry in 1951. He served in the Korean War and the Army Reserves and retired as a Captain. After serving in the army, he started an Optometric practice in Los Altos, CA until his retirement in 1989. During this time and after retirement, he worked as an Optometrist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for 40 years and at Nasa Ames in Mountain View, CA. He was also a member of the Italian Catholic Federation in Mountain View, the Los Altos Lions Club and the California Optometric Society. After retirement, Paul started his second career for the next 32 years as an Occupational Vision and Environmental Optometrist and Certified Industrial Ergonomist. Paul was also a member of BAER, the Bay Area Ergonomic Roundtable, which he loved!
Paul was a sports enthusiast and loved the Bay Area sports teams - the Giants, the Warriors and especially the San Francisco 49ers. Paul also loved to create and develop ergonomic products. He was an inventor at heart and never stopped thinking of the next great thing!!
A Rosary and Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am on Friday, September 24, 2021 at ST. JOSEPH OF CUPERTINO PARISH, 10110 North De Anza Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014. Private family entombment at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Los Altos.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of the donor's choice
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Published by The Mercury News on Sep. 21, 2021.