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In Memory of

Ronald Picinini

September 16, 1938 - September 9, 2017

Obituary


Ron passed away surrounded by his family on September 9th at Crossroads Manor in Riverbank. He was born in Santa Rosa, Ca on September 16th, 1938. In 1956 he graduated from Healdsburg High School. He attended the University of California at Davis and graduated with a degree in Pomology which led him on his life's career path working in the Agriculture industry. Early in his career he worked for F.W. Woolworth Garden Centers from Southern to Northern California. He served in the California Air National Guard as a Communication expert. In 1966, he was employed...

Ron passed away surrounded by his family on September 9th at Crossroads Manor in Riverbank. He was born in Santa Rosa, Ca on September 16th, 1938. In 1956 he graduated from Healdsburg High School. He attended the University of California at Davis and graduated with a degree in Pomology which led him on his life's career path working in the Agriculture industry. Early in his career he worked for F.W. Woolworth Garden Centers from Southern to Northern California. He served in the California Air National Guard as a Communication expert. In 1966, he was employed by Occidental Petroleum in the Lawn and Garden Consumer Products Division of Best fertilizer as Sales Manager and National Accounts Manager. In 1983, he started work with EB Stone and Son until he retired in 2003 as Vice President. He continued to work part-time as a consultant until his passing.

He especially enjoyed the fall season which brought his favorite pastime, duck hunting. If it flew, he hunted it! He also enjoyed fishing, traveling to Lake Tahoe and gardening. He always harvested a huge Italian vegetable garden along with his two dozen fruit trees.

He married the love of his life, Judi Kallusch, in San Diego and enjoyed the past 56 ½ years of marriage together. They began their married life in Los Angeles, later moving to Northern California to the communities of Sacramento, Carmichael, Newark, Union City, and Fremont. They moved to Modesto in 1974 and to Ripon in 1993 where they have resided for the past 24 years.

He is preceded in death by his sister Lillian, his parents Dorothy and Attilio Picinini and a granddaughter Kayla Lee Moore. He was a true family man and spent countless loving hours enjoying his daughters Debra Brooks and Cheryl Moore and her husband Tony who he considered his "son." He is also survived by his grandchildren Kristin Brooks, Shaylyn Brooks and Jacob Moore and his great grandchildren Aliyah, Bryce, and Brody. Through example he taught them the true meaning of love and compassion.

He had a generous, caring and loving heart and possessed a great sense of humor. He was admired and loved by those he worked with and was a true friend to all, establishing close relationships throughout this life. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. The family wishes to express their deepest heartfelt thanks to Crossroads Manor in Riverbank for their loving care and to Community Hospice for their compassion, dedicated nurses and staff.

Services will be at Lakewood Cemetery, Heritage Chapel on Saturday the 16th at 9:00 a.m., 900 Santa Fe Avenue, Hughson. There will be a private burial. Donations may be made in his name to Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto. Condolences and memories may be shared at LakewoodHughson.com