John Ratto - age: 81
(January 18, 1937 to September 29, 2018 )
Resident of Ukiah, California
John Ratto, a 48 year resident of Ukiah, passed away in his sleep on
September 29, 2019 after a lengthy illness. He was 82 years old. He and his wife,
Mary, moved to Ukiah to open John’s Chiropractic office on South Dora St. He
later relocated to West Gobbi St. and retired in 1993.
Retirement gave him the time to participate in musical productions at Mendocino
College and The Ukiah Playhouse. Two of his favorites were A Funny Thing
Happened On The Way To The Forum and Damn Yankness. John also organized
a singing group known as The Usual Suspects made up of singers of different
ages who enjoyed singing a variety of opera arias and Broadway show tunes at
Opera Night to audiences who enjoyed it as much as the singers. He also
collected artist pictures of the 1920s and 30s, framed and sold them in Ukiah and
and also at the annual Art Deco Show in San Francisco.
John is survived by his wife, Mary, and his cousins, Carole and Richard Perry of
Harbor Bay Isle and Len and Trish Ratto of Castro Valley. He is also survived by
his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Helen Towey, Patrick and Cathy Towey and
Kevin and Cyndi Towey. There will be no services.