The third son of Thomas L. Bocci and Eda I. (Giorgi) Bocci, Jerrold C. Bocci ’59 grew up in Colma/Daly City. He was a graduate of St. Ignatius High School (class of ’55), completed his undergraduate studies at SCU, attended medical school at UCSF, and completed an ophthalmology residency at UCLA. Jerry served his country in theArmy at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. When he returned to Northern California to begin his medical practice, he immediately joined The Olympic Club and procured 49er tickets. Jerry practiced ophthalmology in San Francisco and Daly City for 50 years. He was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Board Certified, a member of the Academy of Ophthalmology, and served as president of CMRI. He was on the staff of St. Mary’s Medical Center and Seton Hospital, where he served as chief of the division of ophthalmology for 10 years. Jerry was a physician, golfer, duck hunter, music lover, dancer, traveler, stamp collector, avid reader, and lover of fine food, fine wine, and a good cigar. As a member of The Family, he served as captain of his camp and was chair emeritus of the wine committee. On Jan. 9, 2020, Jerry died from complications of glioblastoma. Jerry loved life, and he embraced the anti-cancer therapies with hope and strength. He was confident he would play golf again and return to his ophthalmic practice. It was not to be. He is survived by his beloved wife, Barbara; nephew and good friend, Rick Bocci (Debbie); sons, Chris Bocci and Tony Bocci (Jeanette); daughter, Pam Bocci; granddaughters Sofia and Mirabella, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

31 Jan 2020