Deborah Jean Reis
Deborah Jean Reis
Deborah Jean Reis, 48, born Sept. 21, 1964, passed away unexpectedly in her Sonoma home on Oct. 19, 2012.
Debbie was born and raised in Novato. She graduated from San Marin High in 1982 where she was on the honor roll, and played basketball and softball.
Debbie was the first girl to join Novato’s Little League Baseball. She was a pitcher and played third base.
She was very proud of her heritage and participated in the Sausalito’s Portuguese parades as a child and into her adult life. She was crowned Little Queen and Big Queen.
She later met her now former husband, Anthony Pimentel, of Sonoma, and was married in 1985. They resided in Sonoma and had two daughters – Krystle and Tiffany Pimentel.
She worked as a checker at Fiesta Market in Sonoma, Lucky’s and Petrinis, in Marin. Her main passion was the wine industry, where she worked for more than 20 years. She excelled, and did very well, later on to become the vice president of sales.
She was very active in the Sonoma community when her daughters were growing up, and coached Little League baseball, softball, CYO basketball, and travel ball for both her girls.
She always had a love for animals, especially her dogs. She loved to make people laugh, and was known for her great sense of humor. Debbie never met a stranger, and would always make you feel welcome.
She is survived by her parents, Frank and Donna Reis, of American Canyon; her two daughters, Krystle and Tiffany Pimentel, of Sonoma; her brothers, Frank III, of American Canyon; and Walter Reis, of Sonoma; her niece, Riley Ellis-Reis, of Sonoma; many aunts and uncles, cousins; and many friends.
Family and friends are invited for a funeral Mass on Saturday Nov. 3, at 12:30 p.m. at St. Francis Solano Church, 469 Third St. W., in Sonoma, followed by a celebration of life at the Moose Lodge; 20580 Broadway in Sonoma.