Lasting Memories

Shawn Joseph Imlig
July 10, 1981-June 22, 2019
Pleasanton, California

Shawn Joseph Imlig passed away on June 22, 2019 at the age of 37 in Oceano, CA. Shawn succumbed to his injuries from a fatal off road vehicle accident. Shawn was born July 10, 1981 in Livermore, CA. Throughout his life he lived in Pleasanton, Livermore, and Brentwood. Shawn grew up a very young age. He lost his father to cancer when Shawn was in elementary school. This tragic incident greatly affected Shawn and he struggled to overcome his loss. This incident also taught Shawn to live his life to the fullest, which he always did. Shawn loved his family. In his early years he enjoyed annual camping trips to places like Trinity, Millerton, and Bear Lake. He loved tailgating in the Oakland Coliseum and watching the Raiders play football. Shawn loved to spend time with his step-father fishing the delta. He really enjoyed the holidays at Grandpa Jacks house. There was always a competition between the two of them to see who could antagonize each other the most. Shawn loved his friends. He would always lend a helping hand whenever needed. He loved spending time with them camping at Oceano Dunes SRV Park. He also liked spending time with them on the water in the delta or local lakes. Shawn loved his man toys. He had multiple toys for every season. He loved working on them with family and friends while trying to modify or repair them. Shawn was always a hard worker. He started working at a young age with his step-fathers landscaping business. He continued working for many other landscaping companies, before becoming a heavy equipment operator. He excelled at this profession and was always proud of what he was working on. Every day he was excited about whatever piece of equipment he would be operating. This fascination of large trucks and equipment started about the time he could walk. At times, the back yard appeared like a giant construction site with all of his toys. Shawn knew what every piece of equipment was and what role it played in construction. Shawn is preceded in death by his father, Hans Imlig, and great- grandpa Jack Fiorio. He is survived by his mother Lisa Fiorio, step-father Brian Fiorio, brother Ryan Fiorio, grandparents James and Gail Davis and Gary and Melinda Fiorio and many more aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. A celebration of Shawn’s life will be held on August 4th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Pleasanton Senior Center located at 5353 Sunol Blvd.