Long time Hollister resident Angelo T. Robba died Sunday, March
27, 2005 at Mills-Peninsula Medical Center in Burlingame. He was
Long time Hollister resident Angelo T. Robba died Sunday, March 27, 2005 at Mills-Peninsula Medical Center in Burlingame. He was 88.
Mr. Robba was a native of Davenport, who moved to Hollister with his parents in 1922. He was a graduate of San Benito High School and upon graduation went to work with his family raising apricots, walnuts and prunes on the family ranch in the Fairview area. During his farming career, Angelo was also a member of the Mayfair Packing Company located on Fallon and Fairview roads. When he sold his ranch in 1976, he continued with Mayfair Packing Company as their plant manager for 38 years.
Mr. Robba was a member of Sacred Heart Parish, a former member of the 20/30 Club, the Hollister Boosters, and the San Benito County Farm Bureau.
His interests included gardening, fishing, hunting, and especially dancing. He and his first wife, Constance, who died in 1972; and his second wife Ethel with whom he just celebrated 25 years of marriage on March 21, spent many happy times dancing together.
He is survived by his wife Ethel of Lodi, where they had just recently moved; daughter, Emilie Robba of Burlingame; stepson and stepdaughter Michael Larson of Chandler, Ariz., and Sandra Schultz of Lodi. He was the grandfather of Gregory T. Robba of Burlingame and is survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers Joe and Felice Robba, and sister Mary Bianchi.
Visitation will be held at the chapel of Grunnagle Ament Nelson Funeral Home from 4 to 7pm Thursday March 31, 2005.
Family and friends will leave the mortuary on Friday morning at 10am to proceed to Sacred Heart Church 5th and College Streets, Hollister for a Mass of The Resurrection beginning at 11am.
Entombment will follow at Calvary Mausoleum.
Memorials are preferred to the Alzheimers Association, the Visiting Nurses Association; or Spiritual Bouquets c/o the mortuary.