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Bob Pasero, former Orland police chief, remembered in processional

Pasero, a devout Christian, spent much of his spaer time at Black Butte Lake.

Former Orland Police Chief Bob Pasero was remembered Thursday with a procession of Harley Davidson's driven by the Missing in America Veterans Recovery program, which Pasero has supported and acted as state chaplain.

The procession included his wife of 22 years, Priscilla, and his three children as his remains were taken to their final resting place in Orland where he spent half of his 64 years.

Pasero died on July 25 after battling cancer.

He was a patrol officer and later chief of the Orland Police Department before he retired.

During retirement he spent countless volunteer hours on countless causes.

"That was definitely daily living for him,"said Melissa Rianda, one of Pasero's two daughters. "He was always thinking about his next project, the next memorial...something he could give back to the community."

Pasero was a lover of history who had a wealth of knowledge on the tip of his tongue.

"He was a history buff," said daughter Cynthia Lee, adding that her father had a keen interest in American war history.

Thursday's procession made one stop, as a brief and private ceremony was held at the cross near Black Butte Lake, where Pasero, a devout Christian, spent much of his spare time.

"He had a strong love for the Lord," said Lee. "He was a great man all around."

"If you didn't get a chance to met him you missed out on a great guy, that's for sure," Lee added.

There will be a public celebration of life for Bob Pasero on Saturday at Vinsonhaler Park in Orland at 10 a.m.

Everyone is encouraged to wear patriotic, Harley Davidson or San Francisco Giants attire, as those were three of his favorite passions.

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