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Raymond Attilio Berettini  – June 27, 2018

Sunday, July 1st, 2018

Raymond Attilio Berettini 

It is with great sadness that the family of Raymond Attilio Berettini announces his passing on June 27, 2018 at the age of 89. Ray was born April 2, 1929 in Dunsmuir California to Attilio and Emma Berettini. He moved to Susanville when he was a Sophmore, graduating from Lassen High School with the class of 1947. Ray earned an Associate of Arts degree in Business from Lassen College and an Associate of Arts degree in Fire Science from Western Nevada College. He holds a lifetime Fire Science Teaching Credential.

Ray was with the local National Guard for 20 years, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer. Ray was a fire fighter; starting his career in the Susanville Fire Department in 1959. He worked his way through the ranks, attaining the rank of Assistant Fire Chief in 1969. He accepted the position of Assistant Fire Chief at the North Tahoe Fire Protection District at Kings Beach, where he rained for four years. Ray returned to Susanville to become Chief of the Susanville Fire Department in 1972, retiring in 1986. Ray went on to train fire tactics and fire science.

Ray loved the outdoors; he was a Boy Scout, working his way up to Eagle Scout. He also loved to hike and hunt with his three boys and grandkids.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents Attilio and Emma Berettini, and his sister Marge Aguirre.

Ray is survived by his wife Jean, sister Irene Smith, 3 sons Terry Cobb (Gloria), Gary Cobb (Rosalie – deceased), Michael Cobb (Barbara), 10 grandchildren, Stephen Cobb (Christa), Gina Little (Jerome), Erin Cobb (Jud), Jesse Cobb (deceased), Tina Dean (Pat) Terry Cobb Jr. (Kerri), Robert Cobb (Veniessa), Connie Davis, Kelli CobbWhite, Casey Cobb (Marci), 21 great grandchildren, 25 great, great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Friday, July 6, 2018 at 10am at the Catholic Church in Susanville, internment to be at the Janesville Cemetery.


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One Response to Raymond Attilio Berettini  – June 27, 2018

  1. Ross Hart

    Ross Hart

    Monday, July 2nd, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    RIP Chief.

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