Roy George Ottolini
Roy George Ottolini
  • June 26, 1932 - August 4, 2017
  • Novato, California

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Roy G. Ottolini of Novato passed away on August 4, 2017 at the age of 85. His wife Rosalie (Rose) of 49 years passed away in 2006. Roy is survived by his children Robert (Melody), Pamela, Richard (Yvonne) and grandchildren, Stanley, Stacey, Michaella, Garrison, and Jonlucca Ottolini.

Roy was born in Santa Rosa Ca., on June 26, 1932, to Italian immigrants Guiseppe and Cecilia Ottolini from Pescaglia Italy. Growing up in Guerneville, Roy met the love of his life Rosalie when flood waters moved his family to higher grounds; Rosalie's family owned the resort on the hill. He attended San Francisco State planning on becoming a teacher. In 1957 Roy and Rosalie married and moved to San Francisco, in 1969 they moved back across the bay and settled in Novato.

Roy's job at Safeway became his calling working his way thru stores in the produce department and climbing the corporate ladder. He became Produce Merchandising Manager for Northern California, Hawaii and parts of Western Nevada. His career spanned 43 years. Bringing his humor but dedication to his career he not only had respect for all who worked for and with him but was shown that respect right back.

But his true love of life was his wife and family. His support of his children's activities went far beyond just showing up for a game. He was extremely active during the early inception of Pop Warner in Novato; he was part of the few who started the San Marin Pop Warner teams. He was president, equipment manager, fund raiser (many crazy and fun times) and resident orange supplier for the teams of San Marin Pop Warner and was honored on Founders Day 2004 for dedication in serving the youth. When San Marin didn't have a proper football field, Roy jumped to the challenge with other boosters to raise money and build a stadium spending time fund raising down to helping pour the cement. He was honored by San Marin High School with the Golden Mustang Award. His support of his family had continued to his grandchildren's sports, recitals and vacations.

Roy enjoyed gardening if he wasn't out and about with the family you could find him tending his yard. He enjoyed fishing, watching the Giants, and threw elaborate tailgate parties while following the 49ers from Kezar thru the Walsh years. Roy and Rose spend many happy years traveling from Super Bowls, Rose Bowls, to China, England and many visits, along with his children, to his family in Italy. His last journey is to join his soul mate.

Rosary will be held at Keaton's Mortuary on August 15th at 6 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Novato on August 16th at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers donations can in be made in Roy's memory to, click on the donate tab.

Arrangements under the direction of Keaton's Redwood Chapel of Marin, Novato, CA.