Eugene "Gene" Stephen Arata died Jan. 22, 2013, at the age of 86.
Mr. Arata was a resident of Mariposa for more than 25 years, formerly of Sunnyvale.
He was born June 21, 1926 in Daly City to Marie and Attalio Arata.
Mr. Arata served as a Marine in World War II, stationed in Guam.
After completing his vocational training in carpentry, he worked for more than 40 years as an expert journeyman carpenter.
He is survived by his wife Lucille; children Eugene Arata and husband Jeffrey of Portland, Ore., John Arata and wife Susanne of Morgan Hill, Donald Arata and wife Martha of Las Vegas, Nev., Ronald Arata and wife Louise of Fremont, and Robert Arata and wife Noreen of San Jose; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mr. Arata was preceded in death by daughter Kathleen; grandchildren Kevin, Elizabeth and Anthony; and great-grandchild Trystan.
A brief memorial service and life celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Lush Meadows community center, 5979 Meadow Lane, Mariposa.
Remembrances may be made to the Humane Society.