Arthur J. Cerini Jr.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Arthur J. Cerini Jr. who died in Ukiah on December 3, 2023, at the age of 80. Arthur was survived by Sharon, his devoted wife of more than fifty-five years and three children, Kevin, of Las Vegas, Nv. Lisa and her husband Marcus of Petaluma, Ca and James and his wife Sheryl of Willits, Ca. He was the adoring grandfather to Jimmy, Marisa, Emily, Owen, Aidyn, Gavin, Dane, and Riley. Arthur was born on January 24, 1943, in Santa Rosa, Ca to Arthur and Elaine Cerini. He was preceded in death by his parents and his younger sister, Sandy. Arthur leaves behind his sisters Susan and Elaine and his brother John.
Arthur served in the United States Army after high school. Following his military service, he worked as a heavy equipment operator and in the vineyard industry. Finally at the age of thirty-two he pursued his life-long dream of becoming a police officer. Arthur worked as a police officer in the town of Cloverdale between 1976 and 1996. He was always quick with a good story and loved to talk about policing in the 70’s. Arthur was also a volunteer firefighter for the Cloverdale Fire Department beginning in the early 1970’s, and later volunteered with the Upper Lake Fire Department.
Upon his retirement from the Cloverdale Police Department, Arthur and Sharon embarked on a new adventure when they purchased their favorite camping spot on Blue Lakes in Lake County. Ca. Arthur and Sharon owned and operated the Narrows Resort from 1997 until they officially retired in 2019. Arthur loved meeting new people and making new friends while running the Narrows. His favorite pastime was holding court around a barbecue or campfire telling fish stories to friends and family. Arthur had a knack for cooking and was known for his amazing chili and barbecued Tri-Tip that he cooked to perfection over an open fire. Arthur will always be remembered for his quick wit, generous spirit, and devotion to family. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the First Responder Support Network in memory of Arthur Cerini. Donate - First Responder Support Network (frsn.org) Our family is honoring his wish that there be no funeral services. A memorial will be held at a later date.