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Obituaries > BONTADELLI, WILLIAM F.

William Floyd Bontadelli, 85, passed away Saturday, Oct, 6, 2007, at the Gardens Care Center in Kingman, AZ. He was born January 21, 1922, in Tres Pinos, Ca. to Peter and Marie Bontadelli. He is preceded in death by brothers, Fred, Ken, Don and sister, Martha. His beloved wife Dolores of 50 years died in 1999. Bill joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1941 and proudly served as a Marine Raider in the Pacific Theater until his Honorable Discharge in 1946. He settled in the California Salinas Valley. He worked in the farming community and oil field industry till 1960 when he moved the family to Fremont, working as a drill rig operator and was an active member of Operating Engineers. In recent years he was a member of the Golden Valley VFW and the Marine Corps League of Kingman and was just recently inducted in the U.S. Marine Devil Dogs. He was an active resident of the Garden Care Center in Kingman, Arizona. His contributions included organizing the retirement of the old flags at the center and he was involved in expanding veterans’ activities. He is survived by his daughter Kathleen Garza and her husband Manuel, his son William Edmond Bontadelli and his wife Deb. He is also survived by his grandchildren and their families, Jessica Keeth & her husband Gregg, William Jeremy Bontadelli, John Michael Quinne and his wife Jennifer, Heather Quinne, Yvonne Garza, Tammy and Barry Rice and his wife Pam. He also leaves behind 5 great-grandchildren, Wanda, Ian, Jon, William & Gillian Keeth. He also left behind many nieces and nephews. Services are Oct 19, at the San Joaquin Valley Veterans National Cemetery 11AM. In lieu of flowers please send donations to: U.S. Marine Raider Association, General Fund, 704 Cooper Court, Arlington, TX 76011-5550