Kim Ferdinand Bretoi
June 27, 1957-Jan. 29, 2019
Kim Bretoi passed away in his sleep unexpectedly on January 29, 2019. Kim will be remembered for his kindness, big heart, and enthusiasm for life. He touched many lives with his ever-present smile and upbeat personality. He will be sorely missed.
Kim was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Remus and Yvonne Bretoi. A graduate of Gunn High School in Palo Alto, California, he went on to complete his undergraduate degree in Computer Science Engineering at Arizona State University and later earned his MBA. His love for sports, especially ice hockey and tennis, was a big part of his life, both playing and watching. You could find him out on a tennis court hitting balls just about any day of the week. Living in California he developed an appreciation for wine. He was a member of several wine clubs in the area, where he would go enjoy a sip, or glass, regularly with his friends.
Kim is preceded in death by his father Remus Bretoi. He is survived by his mother Yvonne Bretoi; brothers Christopher and Stephen; sister Anita Ralston; sister-in-laws Marilyn and Arlene; brother-in-law Christopher Ralston; nephews Daniel, Travis, Alexander, Nicolae Ralston, and Andrew Ralston; Nieces Jasmin, Jaclyn, and Elizabeth Ralston.
A celebration of life for his family and friends will be held Monday, February 11, 2019 at 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton, CA 94588.