Obituary of Tim Bagnasco
On December 2, 2023, Timothy Alfred Bagnasco passed away after a two- and half-year battle with cancer. Tim was born to Hugo “Ace” and Kathryn “Betty” Bagnasco on January 19, 1947.
Tim’s father instilled a love of nature and the outdoors in him at an early age. Tim enjoyed hunting and fishing with his dad. His father also inspired Tim’s faith, taking him to Mass even between morning and afternoon duck hunting. Hunting and fishing became lifelong pursuits for Tim.
Tim graduated from Holy Cross High School in 1965. He was a gifted athlete and excelled in football, basketball, and baseball. He was active in student government and was President of the Holy Cross Letterman’s Society. He was a gifted leader from an early age and could unite people to accomplish a common goal.
Tim attended Saint Mary’s College in Moraga but his desire to play football brought him back home to Cabrillo College. After his first semester, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and became part of the 306th Military Police Battalion. After his military service in 1975 Tim attended San Francisco State and earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education.
Tim’s passion for fitness ignited after a major knee surgery in 1982. He became an award-winning body building with 42 first place finishes. His last competition was at the age of 55.
Tim was a successful insurance broker. Later he became an operations manager for the Bank of America. After banking, Tim became a construction project manager and concluded his working years at Slatter Construction. He led an active retirement and continued his outdoor pursuits and physical conditioning and his love of sports. He was widely known in the community and had many friends and acquaintances.
Tim is survived by his wife Stacie Bagnasco, brothers Paul Bagnasco (Tammy) of Jacksonville Oregon, Philip Bagnasco of Santa Cruz, niece Katrina Kocher (Dan), cousins Barbara Zimmer (Bill), Bob Shoemaker (Dannette), Steven Shoemaker (Becky), Ron Shoemaker (Nikki)
Recitation of the Holy Rosary and a Vigil Ceremony will take place on Wednesday Dec. 13, 2023 at Benito and Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel beginning at 6 p.m. Friends may their respects at the chapel on Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday December 14 at the Shrine of St. Joseph Guardian of the Redeemer (435 West Cliff Drive) beginning at 1 p.m.
An act of charity in his memory can be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Hospice of Santa Cruz.
May he rest in peace and let eternal light shine upon him.