By Gilbert Magallon, KFSN:
“Looking at all of you, I know he was really loved, he loved Gustine,” said Kirsten Rotondaro, daughter of CAL FIRE Captain Paul Rotandaro, who died last week.
Love brought the Gustine community and firefighters together to honor Rotandaro’s life.
“He loved the community like his own, he treated everybody equally,” said Gustine Fire Chief Pat Borrelli.
People held candles and each other as they shared memories of the captain at the Gustine Fire Department, where he was stationed.
“His memory will never be forgotten and I just want to say on behalf of the department it was an honor and privilege to work with Paul,”
Rotondaro lost his life on October 2nd on Highway 140 near Old Santa Fe Grade.
Investigators say a vehicle driving in the opposite lane crashed into his head on after attempting to pass another vehicle.
Rotondaro left behind a wife and two children, including a 13-year-old daughter and a 16-month-old son.
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