SHARI D. SARTORI, 57, passed away Sept. 4, 2016 in Iowa after a brief illness surrounded by her siblings and sons. She was born May 18, 1959 to Nadine Sartori & Donald Sartori in Petaluma, CA.
Shari attended St. Vincent de Paul Elementary and High Schools in Petaluma, graduating in 1977. She attended Santa Rosa Junior College before graduating from the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science in 1979, a career she decided to enter in the sixth grade. She worked as a Funeral Director and Embalmer for Parent Sorensen Mortuary in Petaluma, Daniels Chapel of the Roses in Santa Rosa and as owner of Sartori Funeral Services in Colma, CA. Shari served many families in the Bay Area for over 30 years.
After she left the funeral business, she moved to Sierra County, back to the mountains she loved all her life. Shari was happiest living in the Sierras and enjoyed snowmobiling, fly fishing, photography and taking her boys on all kinds of adventures. While there she was employed as an Assistant Dispatch Supervisor and EMT II for the Downieville Fire Protection District and Dispatcher/ Volunteer Firefighter for Sierra City Fire Department. She held many certificates and honors which included EMT I/II, Public Safety Dispatcher, FEMA Qualified Mortuary Disaster Coordinator, Certification in Eye Enucleation and former Special Deputy Coroner for Sonoma County. Past member of CA Funeral Directors Association and the Sierra Buttes Snowbusters.
Family & Friends are invited to a Memorial Mass at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 35 Liberty Street, Petaluma, CA on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Private Inurnment.
In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the Shari D. Sartori Memorial Scholarship for Sierra County students entering a Fire Science program. c/o First Community Bank 100 Second Street, Petaluma, CA 94952.