Bill passed away [January 26, 2008] after a courageous battle with cancer, his loving family by his side. Bill was born and raised in the Bay Area. During the depression he joined the CC Camp and when World War II started, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and fought in Bougainville, Guam and Okinawa as a Marine Raider. He was honorably discharged Dec. 27, 1945. 1946 he met, fell in love and married Josephine. 1947 started their family in San Mateo. 1962 moved to Belmont, where he lived out his life. Bill worked as an operating engineer for Fisk, Firenze and McLain for 35 years. In his younger years he was an avid fisherman, abalone diver and hunter. Later he loved jogging and walking the Belmont hills. His biggest joy during his retirement years was raising his two granddaughters.
Bill is preceded in death by his wife Josephine of 47 years. He is survived by his three loving children, Joan Pastorelli, Linda Maccarra and Bill Pastorelli, Jr.; granddaughters Tina and Rachel; sisters Jewel (Gene), Virginia, Vicky, Diane (John), Jeanne (Gary) and the late Alice Hunt; sisters-in-law, Nancy and the late Mary, Louise, Nellie and brother-in-law Frank. He also had many nieces and nephews who he loved dearly. Bill had many, many caring and loyal friends who enriched his life.
A Memorial Celebration of Bill’s life will be held on Thurs., Jan. 31, 2:00 pm at Crippen & Flynn Carlmont Chapel, 1111 Alameda de las Pulgas in Belmont. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in his name to Pathways Home Health & Hospice Foundation, 585 North Mary Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94085.