Theodore Frank Puntillo (Ted Sr.), 90 years of age, born in Staten Island, New York on April 8, 1920 to Eugene and Ida Puntillo, had five brothers and three sisters. Ted passed away peacefully surrounded by family on September 1, 2010 at Sutter West Hospital in Davis. Ted is survived by his two sons, Ted Puntillo Jr. of Davis and Ed Puntillo of Sacramento, his daughters-in-law Beth, Sherry and Joyce Puntillo, his grandchildren, Sara and Brian Hamm, April and Andrew Wallace, Sadie Puntillo, Elizabeth Schrieber, Lindsey Richter, and great grandchildren Noah Hamm, Jackson Wallace, Alex and Olivia Schrieber. Ted joined the Army Air Corps and served in WWII from 1942 to 1945. He married the love of his life Mary Frances Grindell in Santa Monica in 1945, where they had their two wonderful sons Ted Jr. and Ed Puntillo. After 52 years of marriage, Mary passed in 1996 and Ted moved in with his son Ted Jr. and family, and lived in Davis for the last 12 years. Ted spent the first part of his 40-year painter/contractor career working on homes in the Los Angeles area, servicing the homes of celebrities before moving to the Sacramento area. Ted was a true Renaissance man and artist who created many hundreds of works of art in many mediums. His paintings are on display at the Davis Post Office in the inner and outer lobby featuring scenes from early Davis. He also wrote and illustrated a childrens book (The Toads of Davis) and built the famous Toad Village in Davis at age 80. Ted was a member of the Davis Rotary Club, past Scoutmaster and member of the Knights of Columbus. Ted will be missed by all that knew him. A rosary will be held at Wiscombe Funeral Home 115 D Street, Davis, CA Tuesday, September 7th, at 7:00 PM. A Requiem Mass will be held at St. James Catholic Church at 1275 B Street, Davis, CA Wednesday, September 8th, at 10:00 AM. A reception will follow at the St. James Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Davis Rotary Club http://www.rotaryclubofdavis.com.