Domenico Wesley Tognetti
"Long-time Resident of La Honda
March 9, 1917 – April 17, 2010
Wesley Tognetti passed away peacefully at the age of 93. Wesley was a loving husband of 70 years to Dolora Tognetti. Loving father to John Tognetti and wife Antonia, and Patricia Gummerman and husband Dennis. Cherished grandfather of Gary Postiff (Sandra), Terilyn Jobe (Jeff), Gail Marcum (Scott), Shawn Tognetti (Athena), Paul Tognetti and Justin Tognetti. Great-grandfather of Matthew Postiff, Desirre DeLorge (Ryan), Danielle Patterson, Weston Marcum, Colton Marcum and Amanda Marcum. Also survived by two great-great-grandchildren, Joseph and Haylee DeLorge, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph Domenico Tognetti and Antonietta Zucconi Tognetti, as well as siblings Elsie, Katie, Stella, and William.
Wesley was born in the Santa Maria area, where he started his career in the petroleum industry with the Associated Oil Company of California. Later, he worked for Bell Petroleum Company in Santa Fe Springs, and finally with Pacific Western Apache Petroleum Company in the oil fields in La Honda. At the age of 65, he started a second career with the City of San Francisco as an engineer, and worked there until he retired at the age of 75. He was a lifelong member of the Masons and the Native Sons of California. He was active in the formation of the La Honda Volunteer Fire Brigade and acted as their first captain. He was also chairman of the La Honda Junior Rodeo and participated in other early La Honda Day activities.
Wesley spent his final years split between living in Sonora and Sunnyvale. He touched a great many people during his life, and will be sorely missed by his friends, and even more so by his family.
Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Saturday, May 8, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Guadalupe Cemetery in Guadalupe, Calif. Reception immediately following at the Far Western Restaurant, also in Guadalupe. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Shriners Hospitals for Children, or to a favorite charity."
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