David Joseph Boccali

Date of Birth

February 16, 1936

Date of Death

March 26, 2018

David Joseph Boccali passed away on March 26, 2018.

He was born in Santa Barbara on February 16, 1936 to Aladino and Ernestine Boccali.

He graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1953 where he was a founding member of the Igniters Car Club.

He worked 60 years as a heavy equipment operator for local contractors. A fond memory was his involvement in the creation of the Goleta Valley South Little League fields.

Dave was always ready for a good time.

In his retirement years, he belonged to the Santa Barbara Elks Caravaneers with whom he enjoyed traveling and golfing across the U.S. He also enjoyed many happy occasions and memories with the Santa Barbara DB’s. Over the years, he especially looked forward to deer hunting season in Montana and Colorado with long-time cherished buddies.

He is predeceased by daughter Adele Ruiz.

He is survived by sons David Boccali Jr. and Paul (Michelle) Boccali, sister Gloria (Peter) Capovilla. Granddaughters: Erika, Evan, Erin, Mickela and Emily Ruiz and Sophia Boccali.

There will be a celebration of Dave’s life on June 2, 2018 at the S.B. Carriage Museum at 11:30am-3pm.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.


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