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Donald Soldani

Private services for Donald B. Soldani of Nevada City were conducted Oct. 4, followed by a gathering of family and friends at the family home Oct. 5.

Mr. Soldani died Wednesday, Sept. 25, at home. He was 68.

He was a former resident of Boston. He stayed in California after his discharge from the U.S. Air Force in 1956. He was employed by a defense contractor until 1960, at which time he moved to Northern California and joined the California State Automobile Association.



He worked in various capacities, including sales, claims and sales management. He was promoted to manager of the CSAA’s Grass Valley office in 1968. He participated in various projects involving the county, chamber of commerce, historical society, Rotary and special events at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

In 1969, he was transferred to CSAA’s headquarters in San Francisco, where he worked in various executive management positions until retiring in 1994 as executive vice president. He then returned to Nevada City.




He is survived by his wife, Marlene of Nevada City; sister, Carol A. Cameron of Brighton, Mass.; brother and sister-in-law Jon and Nancy Soldani of North Attleboro, Mass.; brother Vincent Soldani of North Attleboro; son and daughter-in-law Mike and Candace Zingg of Crescent City; daughter and son-in-law Kari and Scott Bennett of Simi Valley; son Chris Zingg of Long Beach; nephew Chris Cameron of Miami Beach, Fla.; niece Alyssa Soldani of North Attleboro; and five grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 12399 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley 95945.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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