David Allen Guaraglia
January 9, 1945 – October 10, 2016
David Allen Guaraglia of Rohnert Park, CA passed to his heavenly home October 10, 2016. He was visited and comforted by family and friends. He had multiple complications, but fought valiantly to enjoy every moment of his last weeks with his loving wife Carole and family. Dave was born in San Francisco on January 9, 1945 to Alfred and Nicky Guaraglia. He attended McKinley Elementary and Polytechnic High School.
At age 19, during the turbulent 60’s he was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era. Dave was a proud veteran with a patriotic heart for America and the flag. After his military service he worked as an iron worker for more than 35 years, reluctantly retiring in 2013. He worked on the Bay Bridge, San Francisco Airport and AT&T Park.
Dave revered the world of sports and had a special heart for coaching youth and was a respected coach with Rohnert Park Little League and Cal Ripken baseball, Pop Warner football, basketball and girls softball.
In recent years, Dave enjoyed memorable outings to Maui, Lake Tahoe and multiple fishing trips to Cabo San Lucas where he caught a Marlin, many Dorado and Tuna. He was definitely “Having a nice day!”
Dave is survived by his best friend and wife Carole, his step-sons Jason Reichert, Ryan Reichert and Tyler Reichert (Kelly). His children Amy Jones (Dan) and Andrew Guaraglia (Becky), his brother, Alfred (Pam) and three nieces. Dave was very proud of his grandchildren LeeAnn and Christopher Jones, Gabby Guaraglia, Cooper, Easton and Magnus Reichert and Jake Reichert.
He is predeceased by his parents and his first wife Karen, the loving mother of his children.
Memorial service will be held at Tomrose Ranch and Events on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 1pm. Reception following.