Gary Ramatici, longtime owner of the Redwood Club, died on Oct. 11 at the age of 63.

Born Jan. 7, 1953, Ramatici was a fourth generation Petaluma native. He attended St Vincent’s elementary and high school and completed his undergraduate degree and MBA from University of San Francisco.

He was a captain in the U.S. Army serving in Korea as a military policeman. Gary and his brother Michael co-owned and operated the Redwood Club for 30 years, during which many of their employees and members became lifelong friends.

As president of the St. Vincent’s Board of Regents, Ramatici led efforts to complete the SVHS athletic field complex. His passions included The Grateful Dead, Hanalei Bay, playing the piano, chatting politics, celebrating Notre Dame football, cooking and travel, both near and far.

He is survived by his wife Janet, his daughters Sophie and Mary, his brother Michael Ramatici, sister-in-law, Sally Foley, five nieces and nephews, and a large extended Ramatici and Tremari family. Predeceased by Stan and Evelyn Ramatici.

A funeral mass was held on Monday, Oct. 17 at St. Vincent’s de Paul Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Petaluma Valley Hospital Foundation or the UCSF Foundation Interstitial Lung Disease Program.