Chet Galeazzi, of a stonemasons' family, found success in beer distribution

Oct 10, 2013 589

Chet Galeazzi was born 91 years ago in a house of stone, one destined to become a storied Santa Rosa landmark.

Had he followed more closely in the vocational footsteps of his father, Gisto, and his father's father, Massimo, Galeazzi might have spent his life in the arduous trade of making buildings, headstones, fountains and other creations from Sonoma County rock.

But early on, he discovered he was only so much a chip off the old block.
Tall, lean and gracious, Galeazzi smiles at the memory of being with his mother, Marie, at the gas station next door to his place of birth, the Sonoma Highway edifice long known as the Stone House, and seeing Jimmy Brooker pull up in his delivery truck.

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