Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 at 18:44:39 :
San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, October 24, 2001
BOTTINI, Joseph Francis -- Joe Bottini, who loved and was dearly loved by his family and friends, died in Redwood City, California on Oct. 22, 2001, his 92nd birthday. Joe was born in Lonate Pozzolo, Italy, on Oct. 22, 1909. He sailed to the U.S. in 1915 on theA.M.S. Taormina with his mother Maria to join his father Antonio Bottini, who had previously settled in Tiburon. He was an altar boy at St. Hillary's church in Tiburon. Joe was an alumnus of South San Francisco High School, class of 1927, and graduated from the UCSF School of Pharmacy, then called the Affiliated College of Pharmacy, in 1930. He became a pharmacist, and later was an inspector for the California Bureau of Food and Drugs. He retired in 1972, with many Lonors and awards, as Executive Secretary of the California State Board of Pharmacy. Joe was preceded in death by his first wife, Maria Capitelli Bottini. He is survived by his wife of 20 years Bemella; his daughter Daria; his son Gregory; his stepson John Brent Camara; his stepdaughter Denise McGlaughlin; his grandchildren Sheri Lynn Wilson, Alan and Brent D. Carara, Tracy Cooper, and Keith McGlaughlin; his brother Octavio Bottini; his nephews David, John, and Louis Bottini and William Hurtel; and a large and loving family. Joe had a kind and compassionate heart, a joyous sense of humor, and the sensitive soul of a poet. He was an enthusiastic and formidable chess player, and a lover of the sea. We, all of us, loved Joe, and he will live on in our fond recollections of him.There will be a memorial service in Joe's honor at 11 A.M. on Thursday Nov. 1 at the Redwood Chapel, 847 Woodside Rd. in Redwood City.
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