In Loving Memory – Robert T. Piccolotti

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of one of our MPWD family, Water System Operator, Robert “Robby” Piccolotti. Robby served the MPWD with distinction for 18 years.

Robby grew up in Pacifica, California, in a large family who talked fondly of his young life. He was a good man and a proud father who clearly loved his two children. He also had a taste for fine cuisine, enjoyed listening to classic rock, and was a longtime fan of football and our SF 49’ers! He had a work ethic like no other and really cared about serving the MPWD community with such an essential service. He enjoyed the opportunities to engage with MPWD customers out in the field. At all the annual school field trips hosted at the MPWD, Robby was affectionately known as the “Turn the sink off while brushing your teeth" booth demo guy! Robby set a good example for the newer employees and his shoes will be hard to fill.

Our friend and colleague was laid to rest on December 23 by way of a small, private motorcade precession. Family and friends who paid their respects visited the Pacifica coastline and other places around the city that were familiar to, and favorites of, Robby such as the golf course where he met his brothers every Sunday, his high school, family home, and local surf spots. The police escort was led by Robby's best friend. Upon arrival at Cypress Lawn Cemetery, the escort was greeted by a motorcycle officer brigade participating in the ceremony.