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Arthur Schattie

December 2, 1929 - January 3, 2019

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Arthur C. Schattie
December 2, 1929 – January 3, 2019

Passed away peacefully at his home in Rohnert Park on January 3, 2019 after a year long struggle with lung disease. He was 89 years.
Born in Muskegon, Michigan and lived there until he graduated high school. Shortly after graduating he joined the Air Force, served in Korea, and was then stationed at Hamilton Air Force Base where he fell in love with the California weather (no snow). Told his parents he wouldn’t be coming back to Michigan. They moved west to join him and moved to Sunnyvale, CA.

At this point in his life he discovered Pizza. He and 3 partners decided that would be a good life and in 1957 opened their first Pinky’s Pizza Parlor in Larkspur, expanding to 9 parlors over the years. In 1962 they established the first pizza parlor in Petaluma. Petaluma is the last remaining Pinky’s Pizza restaurant in the chain, his partners all predeceased him. It was sold it to a long time employee and it’s still operating in the original location.
In 1959, he met his wife at the Larkspur pizza parlor, told friends that he found the girl he was going to marry. They were married in 1960.
He liked golf, but loved being with his friends golfing 3 times a week it was something he always looked forward to. His other love was cards, oh how he loved to win. He also loved baking pies, lemon meringue, pecan, banana macadamia cream, if someone asked for their favorite Art would happily make it.

Art is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dacia (Gareis) Schattie, his son Christopher, daughter-in-law Crystal, his grand puppies Gracie and Callie and 57 nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Art.
Art was preceded in death by his parents Irene and Edgar Schattie; his brothers Edgar and Robert; his sisters Dorothy and Barbara; and his son Charles “Charlie”.

Art loved his family and friends unconditionally. His sense of humor and joyful nature will be missed most. He will be fondly remembered by all.
The family will be celebrating the life of Art at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, any donations made to the organization of the giver’s choice.