Condolence & Memory Journal

I met John way back in 1990. My impression was of a sweet, kind, creative and very intelligent man. Over the years, after I had become a member of the family, I came to know my first impression was spot-on. John made me feel welcome, comfortable, in a family that was at first, a bit intimidating. If you were going to be a part of the Simonetti family, you had better get a good bicycle and ride with them on the weekends! My heart goes out to the wonderful Catherine, John's beautiful soul-mate and to the Simonetti family whom I love and adore, always. Such a loss to all of us. I loved you Johnny.

Posted by Charlie Ellicott - Petaluma, CA   May 21, 2018

Dear Catherine - The vigil last evening was quite moving. The most memorable moment that stays with me is a statement by John's sister of how at his darkest day, just learning news of his terminal illness, he stopped to help a stranger sitting in a wheelchair that had a broken piece. How Christ-like. Your John was a good man. Love to you and the children. R. Gordon, a friend

Posted by Rita Gordon - San Lorenzo, CA - Friend   May 18, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss and will miss John tremendously. He was a fantastic father, husband and friend. We are sending love and comfort to Catherine, Chiara and Giancarlo.

Posted by Diehl-Halsing Family    May 18, 2018


My thoughts and prayers are with you and your sweet family at this most difficult time. May you keep the memory of his love and devotion to you alive. He is at rest with our Holy Father. Bless you all.
Angela Cirimele

Posted by Angela Cirimele - San Lorenzo, CA - Friend   May 17, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss. Many sympathies, from Kay and Jay Oppenheimer, neighbors of Livio and Charlene.

Posted by A friend   May 16, 2018

Catherine, Chiara, Giancarlo,
My prayers and my thoughts for all of you during this very sad time. John remains in my mind a sweet and kind husband and father. I hope for peace in your hearts.

Terry Gutsch

Posted by A friend   May 16, 2018

wishing you and the children everything your hearts need to get through this sad time. We love you.

Posted by Irmine & George Banyas - San Leandro, CA - Family   May 15, 2018