Thursday, September 9, 2010

California Obituaries 09/09/2010



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Alice Jane Rodin

A life-long resident of Los Angeles County, passed away in Redondo Beach, CA on Saturday, August 28, 2010 after a 2 year battle with brain cancer. Raised in Redondo Beach, Alice was 56 when she passed. Alice graduated from Long Beach City College with a degree in nursing. Alice spent most of her 16 years as an RN in the field as a hospice and home health nurse. Her most recent training was in wound care and she proudly utilized her certified skills working for Torrance Memorial Medical Center. She was dedicated to the awareness and importance of wound care within the hospital setting. A beloved mother and sister, she loved driving her red sports car, traveling to new places, knitting, and spending time with friends and family. Alice is survived by her son, Nick Rodin of San Francisco, CA; sister, Beth (Robert) Clark of Ahwahnee, CA; brother, Gordon (Lillian) Cusick of Council Bluffs, IA; sister, Rise (Bill) Howe of Torrance, CA; and grandson, Ryder Rodin of Glendale, AZ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ellwood and Maxine Cusick; brother, David Cusick, and her son, Andrew Rodin. A Memorial Service will be held at Journey of Faith Church on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The National Brain Tumor Foundation,



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Almira D. Tan

Almira D. Tan, 40, of Vallejo, passed away last Wednesday. She was born in Catbalogan, Samar, Philippines., Visitation will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. today and Friday, Sept. 9 and 10, with a vigil service at 7 p.m. Friday, at Skyview Funeral Chapel, 200 Rollingwood Drive, Vallejo., Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at St. Basil the Great Catholic Church, 1225 Tuolumne St., Vallejo. Inurnment at Skyview Memorial Lawn.



Ashley Jean Pullicino

Ashley Jean Pullicino, age 21 of Middlebury, died suddenly on Thursday September 2, 2010 in Bowling Green, Ohio. Miss Pullicino was born April 23, 1989 in Danbury, daughter of Joseph Pullicino of Waterbury, and Laura (Martins) Pullicino of Middlebury. She graduated from Pomperaug High School in 2007 and was attending Owens Community College in Perrysburg, Ohio. Ashley was a dance instructor at night and in the morning before classes she worked at I-Hop. Besides her parents Ashley is survived by her brother Matthew Pullicino of Middlebury. In addition to her grandparents, Joseph and Lillian Martins of Tarrytown, NY, Kenneth McCurdy, and a large loving family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 10, 2010, 12:30 pm at St. Lawrence O'Toole Church in Brewster, NY. Interment will be private. Friends may call at the Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY on Friday morning from 9 am to 12 pm. Instead of flowers, please send donations in Ashley's name to Smylow Cancer Hospital, New Haven, CT and or, , Memphis, TN.



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BURKE BURKETT went to be with the Lord on September 3, 2010. Burke was born in Lima, Ohio, in 1923. He served 3 years in the Air Force when he met and married the love of his life, Maryann in 1946. They had 65 wonderful years together. He retired from McDonnell Douglas in 1988, lived in Anaheim 47 years, was involved with Garden Grove Elks, Knights of Columbus, VFW, and the American Legion. In 2005 moved to Yucaipa to be close to family. His immense love for his country was only topped by his love for family and God. With the support of family and Redlands Community Hospice he was able to go in peace at home. He is survived by his wife, Maryann Burkett; his daughters, Linda Huston and Tina Rocci; sons, Ron Huston and Tony Rocci; grandchildren, Amy Coley, Erin Hesgard, Tim Huston, Christina Robinson, and Nick Rocci; great grandchildren, Meagan, Brendan, and Carter; 1 brother, and 2 sisters. Visitation is at Weaver Mortuary, 1177 Beaumont Ave., in Beaumont, from 4-8 P.M. with Rosary at 7 P.M. on Sunday, September 12, 2010. Mass will be held on Monday, September 13, 2010, at St. Francis X Cabrini, 12687 California Street, in Yucaipa at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow at Riverside National Cemetery.



Barbara Elaine Crane

Barbara Elaine Crane 82, of Marysville, passed away on August 5, 2010. She was born on October 9, 1927 in Kalamazoo, Michigan and a Yuba Sutter resident for 62 years. She had been an account clerk for Yuba County Tax Collectors and was a member of the Ladies of the Moose. Survivors include her husband, Frank Crane, daughter, Karin Villa, sons, Joe & Tom, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Celebration of her life will be at 12 noon on Friday, September 10, 2010 at the Moose Lodge, 205 S. Walton Ave, Yuba City. Memorial Contributions may be made to the, or Lupus Foundation. Send Condolences to



Barbara Perry

BARBARA ANN PERRY Age 85, resident of Riverside for 43 years, passed away 09/06/2010 at Jasmin Terrace, Montclair. Barbara was born 03/10/1925 in Waukegan, Ill. She was employed by Air Depot-GS9-ALA for 6 years; Rohr 1 year and retired from the County Riverside as a Secretary after 25 years of service. Barbara is survived by her daughter, Phyllis Leslie Reis; sons, Edwin Thomas Perry, Douglas Wayne Perry and Jesse Thomas Perry III (Tom); 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Perry; parents Edwin Ahlstrom and Hazel A. Cole; sisters, Phyllis Lindquist and Marilyn Heard. Graveside Service at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA, Staging Area #5, 9/10/10 at 11:31 a.m. Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary (951) 688-1221 To offer further condolences please visit www.acheson



Barry Patrick Johnson

Born on October 1, 1956 to Pat and Wayne Johnson in Prince George County, Virginia. He fought a brief and valiant battle with melanoma and passed away into Jesus' arms on September 2, 2010. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 33 years, Jan; his precious daughters, Julie, Amy and Laura; five grandchildren Tobin, Aiden, Annika, Amiah and Eva; loving parents; and sister, Gail. Barry was a generous and loving soul who enjoyed fishing, camping, working on cars and playing with his grandchildren. He will be sorely missed by a legion of people, including those at his business, The Car Doctor. Many respected him as a leader at A.A. and as a youth teacher at St. Mark. Services will be held on Saturday, September 11th at 2 00 p.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church 4325 Mayette Avenue, Santa Rosa. Reception to follow. Donations may be made to St. Mark or to the charity of your choice. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICE 525-3730



Bennett, Geri Allen

Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:00 AM 

Geri Allen Bjorklund Bennett, 78 ESCONDIDO-- Geri Allen Bjorklund Bennett died Sunday September 5, 2010, in Escondido, CA. She was born August 26, 1932 .....



Benny Jesus Rosas

December 25, 1987 - September 5, 2010



Bernard J. "Mick" Cummins Jr.

Bernard J. "Mick" Cummins, Jr. Born July 25, 1939, in New York City, Mick Cummins passed away peacefully September 4, 2010. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Jane, his three children and their spouses, and his nine grandchildren. After graduating from Holy Cross College, Mick moved to Chicago where he met the love of his life, Jane. The two married and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where they started their family. Mick enjoyed a long and successful career, spanning over thirty years, in advertising, starting as a copywriter, moving to account executive, eventually becoming president of Busse & Cummins. After selling the agency, he stayed on as president as the company became Evans Group. He moved into executive level Human Relations as the company was purchased by Publicis Group. He retired in 1998. Mick will be remembered as a true raconteur, quick with a smile and a word of encouragement. His passions included history, traveling and fine food. None of these, however, rivaled his number one love - people. He was an amazing husband, father and friend. He is loved and will be sorely missed by all those of us blessed enough to have known him. Mick's family would like to thank Dr. James Taylor and his wonderful staff as well as the amazing folks at Greenbrae Care Center. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Erin Kathryn McEowen fund at UCSF or to St. Vincent's School for Boys in Marinwood. Monte's Chapel of the Hills San Anselmo CA 415-453-8440



Bette Marie Minick

MINICK-Bette Marie Minick, of Upland passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on August 27th. Born January 24th, 1920 in Mason City, Iowa. She and her husband Richard Minick, fellow Iowan settled in Temple City, living in the S.G.V. until his death in 2006. Bette worked hard, attended church, loved and encouraged her family to succeed. She was not disappointed She was preceded in death by Richard and five siblings, Ruth, Dorothy, Ray, Roy and Ralph. Survived by her sons Mark (Lynn) Minick of San Gabriel, Rick (Margaret) Minick of Arcadia and daughter Kathleen (Jim) Stapp of Alta Loma, sister-in-law Lillian Hake of Arcadia. She was Nana to nine grandchildren: Samantha (Nathan) Smither, Doug (Katalin) Minick, Joseph (Vanessa) Minick, Joshua and Natalie Minick, Lyssa (Doug) Mitchell, Stuart (Emily) Stapp, Andrew and Evan Stapp and eleven great-grandchildren. Aunt Bette also leaves numerous generations of nieces and nephews around the country. Services: Friday, September 10th, 11:30am at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Covina. Donations may be sent to Alzheimer's Association 1-800-272-3900.



Betty Jean March

Betty Jean March Of Marysville, passed away on September 1, 2010. Memorial services will be at 10am on Friday, September 10, 2010 at Sierra View. 



Beulah Hahn

Beulah Hahn, 94, of Desert Hot Springs, Calif., passed away at Mountain View Manor on September 5, 2010 of natural causes. She was born Beulah Henson on July 2, 1916 to William and Olena Henson in Monet, Mo., where she grew up with her sisters Vera, Ogretta and Wanda, and her brother Raymond. Her small but deeply loved family that survives her includes her sister, Wanda Jones of Bourbon, Mo.; her son, William G. Baker of Folsom, Calif.; her granddaughter, Sharri Anderson and husband Doug of Geneseo, N.Y.; and her two great-granddaughters, Emily and Georgia. Bea was incredibly blessed to have three loves in her life, all of whom sadly predeceased her: James Baker, her first husband of over 50 years; Frank Conway, her husband of ten years; and her most recently cherished and lost husband Leroy Hahn. Bea worked for 17 years at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) in Sacramento, Calif., and after she retired, she and James relocated to their desert property in Desert Hot Springs. Bea worked for many years in the office of nearby Sky Valley Park, and after James passed away, she moved to Sky Valley where she lived happily for over two decades. Open-hearted, generous, quick-witted and funny, Bea loved spending time with the many friends she made throughout her lifetime, and she enjoyed cooking, playing cards, going to garage sales, and traveling. Most of all, she loved the desert and she loved her family. A Celebration Service of Bea's life will be held on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 10:00 AM at Force Hall in Sky Valley Park, 74711 Dillon Road, Desert Hot Springs, CA. Inurnment will be in Pierce City Cemetery, Pierce City, Mo. at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Foundation for His Ministry, P.O. Box 74000, San Clemente, CA 92673-0134.



Brecht, Gordon

Saturday, September 4, 2010 2:00 AM

Gordon Brecht went to meet his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on September 1, 2010. He will be missed greatly by his family and ..... 



Bruce Allred

Bruce Allred Passed away on August 24, 2010. A Celebration of Life will be held at Feather River Baptist Church, 5400 Chestnut Rd., Olivehurst, on September 11, 2010 at 3pm. 




CAMPBELL, Melvin E. Melvin Elam Campbell, 87 passed away on September 4th after a brief illness. Mel was born to Alice and Warren Campbell on January 21, 1923 in Tacoma, Washington. As a young adult, Mel worked for the Civilian Conservation Corp. In 1946 he married Doris Baron and they had two children. After building homes in Tacoma, Washington, Mel moved with his family to Santa Barbara where he lived for 51 years. He worked in construction and, in 1962,



Cal Coleman

Cal Coleman, 76, of Vallejo, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2010. 



Candice Lynn Carmela Dominguez

Candy entered into the arms of her cherished mother Sylvanna Eleanor Steele (Parents Bert and Mary) and adored father Dennis Thomas Billy (Parents Cruz and Susie). She will finally hold her daughter baby Lisa, her big brother Eddie, little brother Tinkie (William Jr), and her little sisters Val and Cathy. They will laugh, dance and sing as they sob tears of joy and embrace each other. She leaves behind the father of her children and love of her life Jose Dominguez and her children, daughter Dawn and Memo Garcia, their children Carolina and Maximiliano AKA Stretch, Angelica, Chauntel, Tatiana, Buddy, and Jacob of Santa Rosa, daughter Teresa and her daughter Niza, of Santa Rosa, son William of Santa Rosa, son Luciano and Danielle Dominguez Billy and their children Alex, Bianca, Sylvanna, Angellee, Lulu, and Izzidor of Santa Rosa, son Jose and Rehana Dominguez-Billy and their son Liam of Santa Rosa, adored, cherished daughter Eleanor Chairitie Michelle Dominguez-Billy. With special mention of her claimed daughters Patiricia Hernandez and Sherry Steele and their children. Also mention claimed grandson Jonathan Wheeler. Missing her much will be her treasured great-grandchildren Maximiliano, Quiannarose, BriceTaylor, Rubio, and Ethan. Left in sadness will be her sisters Julie Galimba, Gloria and Frank Perez, Nannette Lopez and Raul, Angela and Jesus Galindo and little brother Donovan and Eva Lopez as well as all her many loved nieces and nephews. There will be many friends new and old left behind. Among them will be the ones that gave her awesome care, love and friendship siblings Rita and Anthony Elgin. We are all grateful for them both. Candy lived most of her life in Santa Rosa, leaving but always coming home. She was a tribal member of Lytton Rancheria of California Lytton Band of Pomo Indians. She loved to volunteer at her children's schools and had many crafting talents. Her legendary loving, funny, foolish and generous ways will long be remembered. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Friday September 10, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. at Victory Outreach Church 4042 Sebastopol Rd, Santa Rosa. Internment will follow at the Hopland Rancheria Cemetery. Reception to follow. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES Funeral and Cremation Services 525-3730



Carmen M. Bowman

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Cathy Lynn Meyaard

Cathy Lynn Meyaard, age 52, previously of Brookfield went to be with her Lord, Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston, MA. She was preceded in death by her son Jeffrey, her father Taeke Oppewall and her father-in-law Vernon Meyaard. She is survived by her beloved husband Dan of 29 years; her children Christy (Tim) Graff of Eden Prairie, MN and David Meyaard of Troy NY; her mother Nellie Oppewall; sisters, Karen (Ron) Avink, Bonnie (Doug) Shupe, Linda (Juan) Becerril and Pam (Nelson) VanderMeer; her mother-in law Donna (Al) Bytwork; brother-in-law Tom (Helen) Meyaard; and many nieces and nephews. Cathy's caring spirit lead her into the nursing field. She also used her musical talents to bring the joy of Christ and music to others. Cathy played flute in local nursing homes and sang with a Christian folk group in coffee houses. Cathy found great enjoyment working on an organic farm growing flowers and making fresh floral arrangements. A memorial service will be held at 4p.m. Sunday at Walnut Hill Community Church, 156 Walnut Hill Road, Bethel. Memorial contributions may be made to Go Nigeria, 1717 Arrow Lane, Garland, TX 75042 or, Designate to Meyaard.



Cecelia Margaret Perez

Cecelia Margaret, fondly known as Margie, peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving family on September 6, 2010, age 83. A native of Erie, PA who later moved to San Francisco in 1949, where she met and married her late husband Gabriel Perez. Upon retiring she moved to Santa Rosa in 1984. She is survived by her loving children Larry Perez and wife Liz, Kristine Klotz and husband Carl, grandson Brian Klotz, great-granddaughter Kaylyn Klotz , brother Rudy Krumpack and wife Jeannine, late brother Frank Strasser and his wife Yvonne; also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was a beautiful, loving, and gentle soul. Friends are invited to a Funeral Service on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 12:00 Noon at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Ave, Santa Rosa. Private Entombment, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Research at the, , 492 Ninth St., Ste. 300, Oakland, CA 94607. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES Funeral and Cremation Services 525-3730



Clark, Jimon

Thursday, August 26, 2010 2:00 AM 

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Collier, Kathleen Gomez

Monday, August 16, 2010 2:00 AM 

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Consuelo Maria Cimmarrusti Sullivan

Consuelo Maria Cimmarrusti Sullivan, age 86, died at Good Samaritan Homes in Mission Viejo, California on Tuesday, September 7, 2010, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease. Born September 26, 1923 in Inglewood, California, she attended Inglewood High School. She worked for Northrop Aircraft during WWII and retired from General Telephone Company. Survivors include her children, Rosalie Streets of Capistrano Beach, Stephen Cimmarrusti of Pacific Beach, Linda Cimmarrusti of Irvine, Patricia Kimble of Minnesota, Denise Carlson of Frazier Park, Gerrilyn Porter of Long Beach and Teresa Rivera of Murrieta; thirteen grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Edwin Sullivan. Services will be held on Friday at 9:00 a.m. at St. Martha's Catholic Church and burial at twelve o'clock at Riverside National Cemetery. Please sign the guestbook at



Cornelius John Hayes

Cornelius John Hayes, a.k.a "Pops" "Papa Con," 89 years young, of Vacaville, Calif., passed away peacefully at his home on Aug. 17, 2010., Con was born on Feb. 5, 1921 in San Francisco, Calif. He served in Patton's 3rd Army in WWII as an explosives expert and survived the beaches of Normandy. After his service he made his new home in Vacaville, Calif., with his loving wife, Lois Hayes and baby daughter, Donna Marie. In the years that followed they also had 3 more children, Mary Lou, Patty, and John Edward. Con was a father that loved to take his children on new adventures. Con owned his own Barber shop called Con's Clip Shop on Main Street and Lois's Beauty Boutique in Alamo Plaza. He later became a licensed carpenter and member of the Carpenters Union. Con taught his son, John, nephew Spencer and his grandson Patrick the trade of carpentry. He enjoyed traveling to Tokyo, Japan, Baja, Mexico to visit his daughter Mary, and along the California Coast for great seafood and a great bottle of wine. Con was always the life of the party. He is dearly missed by all that knew him and especially those that loved him., Con was preceded in death by his parents, Cornelius and Anne Hayes; his sisters, Marge and Anne of San Francisco, Calif.; his wife of 40 years, Lois Hayes; his son, John Hayes of Vacaville, Calif.; and son-in-law Donavan Phillips of Los Barriles, Baja., Con is survived by is wife of 20 years, Yasuko Hayes of Vacaville; daughters, Donna (John) Bera of Reno, Nev., Mary Phillips of Los Barriles, Baja, Patty (Peter); grandchildren, Patrick (Kelly) Bera, Michael Bera, Christopher Bera, Gina (Shannon) Meyer all of Reno, Nev.; great-grandchildren, Pauline, Brandon, Jasmine, Jessica, Demi, Colby, Isabella, C.J. and Evan; and nephew, Spencer Lee Gibber of Sacramento, Calif.,



Custer Carpenter

CUSTER S. CARPENTER of Temecula, California, joined the love of his life "Win" in heaven for the rest of eternity, September 4, 2010. Born in 1916, in Crow Agency, Montana, near the battlefield famous for General Custer\'s last stand, he was raised and schooled in Hutchinson, Kansas. Service in



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DUCALE, Elizabeth

DUCALE, Elizabeth Betty passed away on August 31, 2010, one month shy of her 92nd birthday, at Santa Barbara Convalescent Hospital where she had resided for the past 2 years. Betty was born on October 1, 1918 in Vintondale, PA, daughter of the late Steven and Elizabeth Hugya. Betty was predeceased by her husband of 42 years, Vincent, in 1984, brothers John and Steve and sisters Mary Sullivan and Irene Balog. Barely over 5 ft. tall,



Darshan Singh Dhillon

Darshan Singh Dhillon 70, of Yuba City passed away September 4, 2010. Prayer services will be Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 11:00 am at Ullrey Memorial Chapel, 817 Almond St., Yuba City. Final prayers and cremation will follow at the Ullrey Memorial Chapel Crematory.



David William Wise, Sr.

Thursday, January 14, 2010 5:52 PM 

David Wise, Sr., 48, passed away on December 19, 2009. "AKA" to his friends "White Man Dave". David was born in Lindsay, California. He went to Burton and Monache Schools. He was married to Rosa for 21 years and has one son, David Wise, Jr., one...


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Dennis Ross Brownfield

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 6:20 PM 

Dennis Ross Brownfield, Citrus Rancher A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 14 at 10:30 AM at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Tulare for Dennis Ross Brownfield, 73 of Lindsay who passed away January 11. The Reverend...



Diane Elizabeth (Mower) Leber

Diane was born to Bob and JoAnn Mower on May 24, 1962, in Red Bluff, Calif. She passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 31 at her home in Dixon, Calif., Diane grew up in Red Bluff before the family's move to Dixon in 1976. She graduated from Dixon High School in 1980. She went on to a very successful career at Vacaville Sanitary Service. Diane's life was dedicated to her family and many friends. Her home was always open and she enjoyed entertaining and cooking for the many friends she made over the years, especially the special friends in her neighborhood where she was fondly known as "Aunt Di." Most of all, Diane will be remembered as a loving wife to her husband, Brett, and the most caring and devoted mom to her daughter, Paige and her son, Carson. She also held a very special place in her heart for stepdaughter, Courtney, and husband, Jonathan Lamont, and their son, her grandson, Harbor., Diane is survived by her parents, Bob and JoAnn Mower; sisters, Cindy Jones, Lynn Alarcon, and Denise Jacobs; mother-in-law, Ruth Leber; sisters-in-law, Rhonda Rayn and Karen (Brian) Duncan; and brothers-in-law, Art Leber and Wil Leber. Diane will be remembered as a fun and loving aunt to her many nieces and nephews, Matt and Shawn Pretti and Jared Jones, Rachelle (Craig) Cook, Samantha and Sherida Alarcon, Kent, Kortni, and Dakota Jacobs, Dimitri and Madison Mower, Justin Rayn and Misty (Jake) Miller, Ryan Lozano, KC Mertz, K-La Duncan, Tiffany and Stephanie Leber. Diane is also survived by her aunts, Sharleen (Peter) Cole and Judith Murphy; uncle, Jack (Liz) Mower; and their respective families., Friends are invited to celebrate the life of Diane today at 12:30 p.m. at the Dixon Community Church. Burial to follow at the Silveyville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial account has been established at First Northern Bank in the name of Diane Leber., Diane, forever in the hearts of all who loved you so very much., Arrangements cared for by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home in Dixon, 693-0292. Please visit the online guest book at,



Dickerson, E. "Bud"

Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:00 AM 

E. "Bud" Dickerson Sept. 22, 1927 Sept. 4, 2010 Resident of Alameda Passed away at the age of 82 on September 4, 2010 from .....



Dolores Hauder

Dolores Hauder Dolores Hauder, 90, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, September 2, 2010 at Ball Memorial Hospital. She was born July 18, 1920 in Mt. Erie, Illinois, the daughter of Jesse and Zula Davis. Dolores graduated from Olney High School in Illinois. In 1956, she moved to California where she worked for Firestone Tire and Rubber until her retirement. After she retired she worked at Long Beach City Hall for many years during election time. In 1998, she moved to Indiana to be with her family. Surviving are her daughter, Sally (Seessengood) Piper, Muncie; stepdaughter, June Carr, La Mirada, California; two grandchildren, Jessica Piper, Muncie and Charles Piper, Chicago; three step-grandchildren, four step great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Marge Davis and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Edwin Hauder; and son-in-law, Charles Piper. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cypress, California. The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at



Dolph Brice Hill III

Died Aug. 28, 2010 in Annapolis, MD. He was born June 25, 1945 in Petaluma to Lt.jg Dolph Brice Hill Jr., US Navy, and Christine Christensen Hill. He was the fifth generation of the Hill Family to be born in Petaluma. As an infant during, , he and his mother lived at the Hill-Fairbanks ancestral home on D Street. Mr. Hill attended Petaluma High School for two years and went on the graduate from the Menlo School where he received sports awards and served as student body president. He graduated from the University of California at Davis with degrees in economics and civil engineering. He worked five years with the Bank of California and went on to Bank of Marin in the Investment Department. Mr. Hill later put his engineering education to use as project manager, traveling extensively to oversee construction of educational facilities in many American states. Mr. Hill also lived in Barranquilla, Colombia as project manager in construction of the city's port, railway and mines. His career also took him to Saudi Arabia where he oversaw construction of a $2.2 billion data processing center. One of his projects was construction of the underground Superconductoring-Super Collider in Waxahatchie, TX. He was also project manager of school construction in Salem, OR, overseeing a budget of $240,000,000. He was well respected for his ability to bring his projects in on time and under budget. His wife, Rebecca Bryhn Hill, shared his engineering background and together they traveled widely, worked together professionally and thought of each other as true soulmates. Mr. Hill died after a five-year struggle with the rare disease, Progressive Supernuclear Palsy (PSP) receiving specialized treatment at University of Maryland Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University in Maryland and at UCSF Medical Center. There is no known cure for the disease as yet. In addition to his wife and mother, Mr. Hill is survived by his daughter, Felicia Joan Hill of San Francisco and her fiancé, David John Rawlins of England; three sisters, Shelley Schuster of Sebastopol, Donna Martin of Visalia and Debby O'Connor of Diamond Bar; a brother, Alexander Fairbanks Hill of Kona, HI; his former wife, Angela H. Verano of Cassel, CA; and many loving nieces and a nephew. His father passed away in 1998. A memorial service for friends and family will be held to celebrate his life Sunday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, Fifth and C Street. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Hwy., Annapolis, MD. 21401; CurePSP, 11350 McCormick Rd., Hunt Valley, MD 21031, or a favorite charity. Private inurnment will be in the Hill family plot at Cypress Hill Memorial Park, Petaluma.



Don C. Townsend

Don passed away August 26, 2010 in Torrance. He was born December 24, 1924 in Buena Park and was a lifetime resident of the South Bay. Don had served in the U.S. Army during 



Dorothy Dick

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EDWARDS, Jean Louise

EDWARDS, Jean Louise In loving memory, while living in Sun City, California, Jean Louise Edwards, left us quietly in her sleep to live with our Heavenly Father on September 1, 2010. Jean was born an only child in Mazomanie, Wisconsin on December 21, 1916, to Clark and Marguerite Pugh. Jean was predeceased by her husband, Charles F. Edwards (1981), her only son, Kenneth A. Platt (2003) and her grandson, Richard Scott Platt, 2010). Jean lived in Inglewood,




78, died September 7, 2010 in Ontario, Ca with his family by his side. He was born August 25, 1932 in Redding, Ca to Floyd and Kathleen Phillips. An aircraft mechanic and steeplejack painter by trade. Mr. Phillips had residences in Ontario, Ca. and Lompoc, Ca. and had retired at his dream home in Rogue River, Or. Survived by 2 sisters Betty Jean Whitt of Lewiston, Id., Marlene Nickerson of Lompoc, Ca., 2 sons Jerry Phillips, James Phillips, 4 daughters Robyn Phillips, Wanda Dilsaver, Lorie Mott, Donna Ruff, 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeria Del Angel Pierce Brothers Griffith Mortuary in Chino, CA., in charge of arrangements.




Of Reseda, California, passed away at age 70 on September 1, 2010, after a lengthy illness. Her eternally sunny disposition will live on within those whose lives she touched. She is survived by her sister, Arlene Marks of Cathedral City, California; her niece and nephew Elissa and Mark Wall of Winnetka, California; and niece, Debra Marks of San Francisco, California. A Graveside Service honoring her life will be held Friday, September 10, at noon at Oakwood Memorial Park, 22601 Lassen St., in Chatsworth, CA. Assisting the family with funeral arrangements is the family owned and operated Rose Family Funeral Home our family helping yours (805) 581-3800




passed away September 4, 2010. Evelyn was born on March 4, 1920 in Silver City, UT and lived in Ontario, CA the majority of her 90 years. Evelyn earned a BS degree and taught home economics for many years. She married Carl Lewis Garrison in 1949. They enjoyed 54 years of marriage until Carl's passing in 2003. Evelyn is survived by her 3 children. Joanne Tice of Long Beach, CA, Donald Lee Garrison of Broomfield, CO and Linda Joy Garrison of SaltLake City, UT. Evelyn is also survived by a sister, Norma McIntire Henson, 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Evelyn was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she served in many callings including Sunday School teacher and Primary teacher. Family, friends and cooking were a primary focus in her life. Evelyn will be greatly missed. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 10th at Bellevue Cemetery in Ontario.



Eddie Dave 'Slick Hunter

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 10:48 PM 

Eddie David "Slick" Hunter age 69 and a lifelong resident of the Tule River Reservation passed away January 10, 2010 at his home. Dave as he was known by many, was born January 26, 1940 in Porterville to Eddie and Francis Hunter and is a member of...


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Edward Andrew (Papa) Minatta

Slipped peacefully away from his family on Sept. 1, 2010 at his home in Rohnert Park at the age of 94. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Annie Albonico; his son, Larry "Sonny" (Jan) Minatta, daughter, Barbara Lombardi Ryan (Tom); grandson Dino Minatta (Ally), granddaughters: Janine McDonald, Dona Chelemedos (Rick), Danyell Minatta Rosa (Rick); and great-grandchildren: Nico Lombardi, Natalia, Dario, Dantia Minatta, Connor McDonald, Dante Ratto, and Peyton and Parker Rosa. He is also survived by his sister, Loretta (Ping) Campbell of Twin Falls, ID; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Pauline and Benvenito Minatta and siblings, John Minatta and Theresa Borello. Ed was born in San Jose on May 11, 1916 and moved at the age of two with his family to Tracy. When he was 18 he went to work at Yosemite National Park. His first job there was dumping the fire over the falls to create the Fire Falls. He then drove a truck from Merced to Yosemite hauling supplies in exchange for room and board. This was his first driving job and he continued driving for 69 years until the age of 87. He met Annie Albonico through her brother, Joe and they married in 1939. They first settled in Richmond and then moved to Sonoma County in 1948. Ed was a lifelong trucker. He owned and operated along with his son, Sonny and grandson, Dino, Minatta Transportation Co. for 62 years until the business was sold in 2003. At the age of 87, after driving trucks for 69 years he finally retired. He was happiest behind a wheel, either driving an 18 wheeler or the family car. The entire Minatta family would like to thank Dr. Thomas Moore, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospice and Papa's caregivers, Virginia, Marion, and Netti, whose care and compassion made his final days comfortable and eased his pain. A Funeral Liturgy will be held on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 150 St. Joseph Way, Cotati, CA. Private entombment will be at Tracy Mausoleum, Tracy, CA. Memorial contributions may be made to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospice, 821 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401 or the Petaluma Animal Shelter, 840 Hopper St., Petaluma, CA 94952. Arrangements by~ PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY AND CREMATORY (707) 763-4131



Edwin J. Bystrzycki

Edwin J. Bystrzycki, 88, of Desert Hot Springs, Calif. passed away September 1, 2010. He was born April 4, 1922 to Roman and Helen Bystrzycki in Chicago, Ill. Edwin served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1945 as a Recon in the 3rd Cavalry Brave Rifles, Patton's Ghost Troop. He married Ginger Lee Sterling on June 12, 1949. Edwin was a baker for 41 years and a member of The Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Ginger Bystrzycki; daughters, Terri Kendra of Desert Hot Springs, Donna J. Bystrzycki of Joshua Tree, Calif., and Denise Lee Bystrzycki of Palm Springs, Calif.; son, Thomas J. Bystrzycki of Desert Hot Springs; sisters, Mary Rogers of Bolingbrook, Ill. and Lorraine Davis of Whiting, Ind.; brother, Louis J. Bystrzycki of Desert Hot Springs; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral Mass will begin at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Desert Hot Springs. Interment will be at 10:01 AM on Friday, September 10, 2010 at the Riverside National Cemetery, staging area 5 at the Wall.



Elizalde, Felix

Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:00 AM 

Felix Elizalde Educator, Journalist, and Community Activist Resident of Castro Valley Felix Elizalde, 79, a loving husband, father and grandfather passed away at home .....



Elliot Rapaport

Dr. Elliot Rapaport Nov. 22, 1924 - Sept. 5, 2010 Dr. Elliot Rapaport, one of the most prominent cardiologists of the 20th Century, died peacefully on Sunday, September 5, 2010. Elliot was born in Los Angeles, California. His first career was as a concert violinist; he debuted with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at 12 years of age. In the early 1940s he and his bride Vivian moved to San Francisco so that Elliot could attend U.C. Berkeley and the University Of California School Of Medicine. After two years as an Army doctor, a fellowship at Harvard Medical School and two years teaching at the Albany Medical College, he returned to San Francisco. For the next fifty-three years he was a professor of medicine at UCSF and served as Associate Dean of the UCSF School of Medicine, based at San Francisco General Hospital, from 1985 1998. In 2001 he was appointed Emeritus Professor of Medicine but continued to be involved in the cardiology service until just a few weeks before his death. He established the Division of Cardiology at San Francisco General Hospital and served as its chief for over 30 years. Under his leadership it became and remains one of the preeminent cardiology divisions in the country. Dr. Rapaport served successively as President of the San Francisco Heart Association, the California Heart Association, the American Heart Association and the World Heart Federation. Dr. Rapaport was awarded some of the most prestigious honors and awards in cardiology. He was an author, a scientist, a doctor, a lecturer and, above all, a teacher. Elliot died after a two-year battle with cancer, passing away peacefully surrounded by his loving wife of 67 years, Vivian Rapaport, his children and their spouses, his grandchildren, his brother Dr. Samuel Rapaport and his colleagues. Elliot loved fine music, fine wine, and international travel and both loved and hated the San Francisco Giants and the 49ers. He will be greatly missed. Private interment services were held at Home of Peace Cemetery in Colma. A celebration of his life will be announced and held at a later date.



Emmanuel N. Rosales

October 27, 1956 - August 23, 2010 



Eric Biskup

ERIC JOHN BISKUP Died at Kaiser Hospital in Riverside on August 21, 2010. He was a devoted husband, father, and son. Eric was also a member of the Southern California IBEW-NECA Local Union 441. He is survived by his wife, Christina and daughter Madyson. He is also survived by his parents, Stanley and Beverly; in-laws, Tony and Joann; sisters, Tracy and Kelley; 3 brother-in-laws, 3 sister-in-laws, 5 nephews, and 2 nieces. We will all miss him dearly, but he has gone to a better resting place. A Memorial Services celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, September 11th, 11am at the First Baptist Church, 5500 Alessandro Blvd., Riverside, CA 92506.



Ernestina Gonzalez Ruesga

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Eugene W. Cross

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Evelyn June Kemp

Evie Kemp passed away suddenly after a brief illness., Evie was born in Michigan, but lived and worked in Chicago most of her life. Evie moved to California 10 years ago to be close to her family., Evie worked as a bookkeeper., Evie was an avid sports fan, accomplished cook, animal lover, theatre enthusiast and gardener with a wonderful sense of humor. She will be dearly missed by all., A memorial officiated by Chuck Spencer will be held for Evie on Thursday, Sept. 9, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Solid Rock Church Of God, 610 Boyd St., Vacaville, CA 95688.,




Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:00 AM 

Charlet (Charlotte) Ann Fagundes Resident of Livermore Charlet Fagundes entered into rest Sept. 3, 2010 after a lengthy illness, surrounded by her entire family. ..... 




Cheever, Frank L., retired aerospace engineer, loving husband, father of four and grandfather of five, died Sept. 5, 2010 in Huntington Beach. He was 79. Cheever moved to Huntington Beach in 1980 from Sudbury, Mass. A veteran of the



Faustin Mazéris

Faustin Mazéris April 22, 1941 - Sept. 5, 2010, Faustin passed away peacefully in Petaluma, CA after a long illness., Born in Esquiüle, France, he was the son of Charles Mazéris and Marie Luro Mazéris. He was preceded in death by his brothers Jean-Pierre and Germain and his sister Jeannette. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne, his daughter Michèle, his son Daniel, and his grand-daughter Juno Sophia as well as his sisters Maryse Cogi and Madeleine (Michel) Macé and also nieces Martine, France, Pascale and Isabelle and nephews Patrick and François. After immigrating to New York, he made his home in San Francisco, where he ran a downtown tavern with his business partner Bernard Mirandette. He was a member of the Basque Cultural Center., The family wishes to express their gratitude to the wonderful staff at the Oaks in Petaluma for the excellent and loving care Faustin received during his entire stay. Many thanks also to Hospice by the Bay for their kind and attentive presence during his last months. Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at 7 PM at Notre Dame des Victoires. Committal Services at Holy Cross Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Notre Dame des Victoires Church, 566 Bush St. San Francisco, CA 94108, or Hospice by the Bay, 17 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Larkspur, CA 94939.



Filipelli, Loretta (Gemar)

Thursday, September 2, 2010 2:00 AM 

Loretta Filipelli passed away peacefully on August 30, 2010 in Linden, CA. She was 98. She became very dear to the caregivers and nurses ..... 



Floyd L. Henderson

Floyd L. Henderson Floyd was born April 4, 1916 in Joplin, Missouri and died September 4, 2010 in Irvine, California of natural causes. Floyd (Roy) served in Japan during World War II maintaining Jeeps for the Army. He and his wife, Noni, raised their four children in Lakewood, CA, in their home they've owned for over 58 years. Floyd retired from McDonnell Douglas in 1978, after 32 years. Floyd enjoyed retirement with family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Noni; son, Mike (Kim) Henderson of Huntington Beach; daughter, Lynette (Tom) Stevenson of Fallbrook; 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Services at Rose Hills, Whittier, CA, Friday, September 10, 2010 at 11:00 a.m., Rainbow Chapel, gate 17.



Francis Rouse Sr.

Francis Clare Rouse, Sr. Quartermaster Chief Petty Officer- USN Retired Born August 20, 1921 in Charles City, Iowa, passed away at home in East Palo Alto (EPA), CA on September 3, 2010 at the age of 89. His remarkable life was highlighted by his personal citation from ADM Chester Nimitz for 'heroic conduct and meritorious service" on the aircraft carrier Yorktown during the World War II Battle of Midway, considered the greatest naval victory in U.S. history. His great heroics in that battle are just an example of how he lived his entire life. He was devoted to God, family, country and neighbor and was a shining example to his 10 children and countless others of living a good life. He worked many years as a machinist with Litton Industries, San Carlos, taught upholstery classes in San Mateo County, and was Chief Quartermaster in the US Navy Reserve (38 years). He was a proud 60 year resident of EPA and its contribution to racial equality and brotherhood. He was a founding parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Church in EPA. He is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 66 years, Elaine, his children, Francis Jr., (Kristine), Lawrence, Mary Ann, Margaret, Anthony (Debora), Teresa, Virginia, Joseph (Barbara), Elizabeth (Kevin Hurley), and Rebecca (John Fox), his many grandchildren, great grandchildren, brother Ronald Huffman, and beloved nieces, nephews, and relatives. A rosary will be held Friday 7:30 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1425 Bay Road, EPA. A second rosary will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m., followed by remembrances, with Mass at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Menlo Park. Reception will follow at Roller Hapgood & Tinney Funeral Chapel, 980 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94301. Memorial contributions may be sent to the St. Vincent de Paul St. Francis Chapter, 1425 Bay Rd., EPA 94303 to help the poor.



Frank Edward Koehler

Frank Edward Koehler, 81, of Vacaville, passed away after a brief illness on Monday, at his home in Vacaville. He was born Nov. 30, 1928, in San Francisco but was raised in Yerington, Nev. Frank attended San Jose State University, where he earned his A.B. degree in Education with a minor in Art. While there he met his future bride, Regina Cecelia Smith. Frank taught school for 26 years. He spent 21 years teaching elementary and middle school in the Dixon Unified School District before retiring in 1983., Frank loved working with his hands and exploring the natural world. He was an avid builder, and built the family home almost single-handedly. He loved to garden, and he loved living in the country with his family. He will also be remembered fondly by many students of CA Jacobs Middle School in Dixon, where he taught industrial arts., Frank is survived by his wife of 55 years, Regina, son and daughter-in-law, Mark Koehler and Rachel LePell of Alameda; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Bob Christy of San Antonio, Texas, Christine and Jim Eriksen of Edgewater, Md., Kathleen Koehler and Landy Durrosette of Oakdale and Joanne and Joe Garcia of Woodland; older brother, Jim Koehler of San Carlos, twin brother and sister-in-law Henry and Nancy Koehler of Yerington, Nev.; 10 grandchildren, Matthew, Justin and Sean Christy of San Antonio, Texas, Miles, Arden and Liam Koehler of Alameda, Jimmy and Cori Eriksen of Edgewater, Md., and Sydney and Sophia Garcia of Woodland., Visitation was held Sept. 2, at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home in Dixon followed by a Mass on Friday, Sept. 3, at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Interment was at Silveyville Cemetery in Dixon. Arrangements are under the direction of Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 678-2189,



Frantz, Patricia

Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:00 AM 

Patricia Frantz, 74 ESCONDIDO -- Patricia Frantz - Patti Collurafici Frantz, 74, died Thursday, Sept 2, 2010. Born June 17, 1936 in Chicago, Ill. ..... 



Galatsatos, Vickie Faye (Raling)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 2:00 AM 

Vickie Faye Galatsatos passed away September 5, 2010, surrounded by family. She was born January 22, 1955, in North Carolina and moved to Lodi ..... 



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Green, Rachael

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 2:00 AM

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Harry L. Godshalk

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Hasinsky, Patrick "Paddy"

Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:00 AM 

Patrick "Paddy" Hasinsky, 42 TEMECULA -- Patrick Michael Hasinsky passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2010. He was born August 28, 1968 in Oceanside, Calif. .....



Hatch, Roxanne (Peters)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 2:00 AM 

Roxanne Hatch Seamstress Roxanne Hatch, 48, formerly of Lodi, died July 29. She was born Sept. 18, 1961 in Lodi. Ms. Hatch was a seamstress .....



Hazelwood, Malissa M.

Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:00 AM 

Malissa M. Hazelwood Apr. 14, 1964 - Sept. 6, 2010 Resident of Alameda Malissa Hazelwood was born on April 14, 1964 in Oklahoma. She ..... 



Herbert C. Simons

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Hunziker, Ione Augusta (Goltz)

Saturday, September 4, 2010 2:00 AM 

Ione Augusta Goltz Hunziker, age 83, passed away peacefully in Stockton on September 2, 2010. Ione was born December 15, 1926, in Balaton, Minnesota ..... 



Irene Macdonald

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J. Laurent "Bill" Comeau

Real Estate Broker, Developer, and resident of Palm Springs, Calif. since 1956, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on September 3, 2010 at the age of 85. He was born in Weymouth, Nova Scotia on April 6, 1925 to Edmund and Marie Comeau and was the third of twelve children. He married his wife Mary, in Melbourne, Australia in 1949. Bill was a long time member of the Elks, a fourth degree Knight of Columbus and Charter Member of the Sun-Up Rotary.




SEPT. 09, 1930 - MAY 20, 2007 (Dad & Mom 09/09/1950) Happy Birthday Daddy, Today we celebrate what would have been your 80th Birthday. Dad you are never forgotten. I miss you terribly. There is such an emptiness and sadness within me. Love You Dad and Until We Meet Again, Your Daughter Carol & Gilbert Romero and Family




JOSEPH A. GIANNI (NEBO) returned to Our Lord on Thursday, September 2, 2010, at his home in Banning, CA. He was born on November 14, 1920, in Rochester, New York, to Rosario & Amelia (Picciolta) Gianni. He attended Jefferson High School in Rochester, NY, Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio, and received his Masters in Education from Cal State Los Angeles. Married Rose I. Gianni October 13, 1951, in Rochester, NY, then moved to California. His career history began by joining the CCC's (Civilian Conservation Corps) then the Army, serving as a Paratrooper under General McArthur. He was a Social Worker in New York, as Electrician at Kaiser Steel Mill in Fontana, CA, Probation Counselor in San Bernardino, and an Elementary School Teacher in Fontana, CA, for over 32 years. He lived in Rialto, CA, for over 40 years and retired to Banning, CA. He is survived by his wife, Rose I. Gianni; sisters, Rose Farraenola of New York, Frances South of San Bernardino; children, Stephen Gianni, Carol Waitman, Jeff Gianni, Paul Gianni, Joseph Gianni; Grandchildren, Sara Gianni, Jeremy Waitman, Danielle Gianni, Kailey Gianni, Tyler Gianni. The values held dear were: family, determination and education. Services will be held at Wiefels & Son Mortuary, 50 E. Nicolet St., Banning, CA, on September 9, 2010, at 10:00 A.M. with Interment immediately following at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, CA. Thanks to the wonderful care givers from the Veterans Administration, home health care and hospice.




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James Cadigan

James Patrick Cadigan Mar. 8, 1948 - Sept. 4, 2010 Beloved son of the late Timothy and Nora Cadigan of Bantry, Ireland, loving father of Jennifer Saajamo (Peter), Edward Cadigan (Kristin) and Kathleen Cadigan, cherished grandfather of Julia Saajamo. Preceded in death by sister Noreen Cadigan and survived by sister Angela and brother Timothy Cadigan. Jim received his B.A. Degree from San Francisco State in 1970. He was a talented educator, teaching at Saint Paul Intermediate, Most Holy Redeemer and Riordan High Schools during the 1970s. He held a lifetime California Teaching Credential. For the past 28 years, Jim worked in commercial building security at #1 Market Plaza. He was an avid reader of historical and political topics and enjoyed traveling with his children to Ireland, England, Boston, New York and surrounding areas. He had an extensive and varied music collection and was a devoted fan of Bob Dylan. Jim was a proud native San Franciscan who enjoyed sharing his knowledge of the City with others via guided tours. He enjoyed scenic nature walks, gardening, and sports. He always cheered for the S.F. Giants and the 49ers. His presence will be missed by his family and friends, especially Lorraine Musante. All are invited to join his children at a Memorial Service, celebrating Jim's life at 4:00 pm, Saturday, September 11, 2010 at DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY, 500 Westlake Avenue, Daly City. Reception will follow. Donations in Jim's memory can be made to Hospice's Brun's House, 2849 Miranda Avenue, Alamo, CA 94507



James Verdugo

Renowned artist James Verdugo passed away on August 18, 2010 at the age of 78. He was well known for his impressionistic style Victorian florals and seascapes which were owned by many celebrities. Verdugo was a master painter from the start; in his younger years he was commissioned by Nat King Cole to paint his portrait when Mr. Cole was taken by his work. Verdugo was a brilliant eccentric artist who in his later years preferred a much more reclusive life. He is survived by his daughter and his son. His memorial services will be held at Our Lady of Solitude in Palm Springs on Sat., Sept. 11, 2010 at 12:00 noon. His services are open to the public. For more information contact Nicole at (760) 912-1497.



James William Gardner

James William Gardner, 54, of Desert Hot Springs, Calif. passed away August 27, 2010 in Palm Springs, Calif. He was born February 26, 1956 to Sidney Gardner and Beverly Lamb in Norco, Calif. He married Michele Scheurer on December 18, 1992 in Norco, Calif. James was an auto-motive and motorcycle technician for over 30 years. He was the owner of "The House of Two Wheel Thunder", a motorcycle and auto repair business. He was a well-respected member of several motorcycle clubs and organizations including The American Motorcycle Association. He is survived by his wife, Michele Gardner of Desert Hot Springs, Calif.; his daughter, Brooke and son-in-law Mark Tierney of La Quinta, Calif.; his father, Sidney Gardner and step-mother Becky Gardner of Moline, Ill.; and his father-in-law, Charles Scheurer of Desert Hot Springs, Calif. Celebration of Life will be held at the family home in Desert Hot Springs, Calif. from 4-8:00 p.m, Saturday, September 11, 2010. Remembrances to be shared at 6:00 p.m. The family would like to thank the Trauma ICU staff at Desert Regional Medical Center for their exceptional care.



Jane Franklin

JANE F. FRANKLIN Age 62, resident of Cherry Valley, CA for 30 years, formerly of San Bernardino for 22 years, passed away due to cancer on 09/04/2010, in the comfort of her own home. Jane was born 08/19/1948 in San Rafael. She was a homemaker and a member of Pure Rock Church, Pass Patchers, CBS. Jane is survived by her husband of 42 years, Ray Franklin of Cherry Valley; daughter, Dina Tenney of Fresno; son, Vinnie Franklin of Yucaipa; brother, Joe Scott of Cherry Valley; sister, Joan Eberhard of Hanford; 4 grandchildren. Celebration of Life on 09/11/10, 12 noon at Fellowship In The Pass. Arrangements By Weaver Mortuary Please visit



Jane R. Elenbogen

Jane R. Elenbogen, 88, of Palm Desert, Calif. and previously of Atherton, Calif., passed away August 31, 2010 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. of natural causes. She was born July 2, 1922 to Sam and Myra Seaman in Chicago, Ill. She had been a member of Temple Sinai for many years. Jane is survived by her sons, Edward (Mary) Melen, Phillip (Kathleen) Melen and Michael (Zoe Ann) Melen; step-daughters, Jo Elenbogen and Randy Harmon; grandchildren, Dana (John), Jay, Lauren, Ross and Tyler Melen, and Aaron Harmon. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Henry Melen; and Benjamin Elenbogen. Memorial Services will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, September 5, 2010 at Forest Lawn Cathedral City, CA. The family suggests that donations be made to the



Javan Omar "Jay" Booth

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Jennifer Hodges Thompson

April 21, 1975 - June 18, 2010 Jennifer Alexis, beloved daughter of Susan Hodges and her partner, Donita Remington of Highland, Calif. and Chuck Hodges and his wife, Karen Hodges of Bellingham Wash., drowned in the Trinity River near her home in Hyampom, Calif. She was with her half brother, Christopher Hodges who also drowned. An extensive search by the Trinity County Sheriff's department and their Search and Rescue Team for over two months with no findings of their bodies was discontinued on August 23, 2010. Jennifer was born in Mt Vernon, Wash., and grew up in Bellingham, Washington and California. She graduated from Humboldt State University with a major in sociology. She traveled to Europe in the summer of her sophomore year. Jennifer loved nature and working with and helping children. An avid reader, Jennifer was known for her sense of humor, "in-depth conversations," and her compassion for others. She is survived by her parents; her husband, Louis Thompson; her brother, Jason Hodges; and half brother, Casey Hodges (twin of Chris Hodges); four aunts, Toni Covell, Polly Covell, Hermine Brooks, and Judith Hodges; as well as many close friends. Contributions may be sent to the Sierra Club or other nature supporting organizations. May she rest in eternal peace.



Jerrold E. McGovern

Jerrold passed away peacefully at his home in Sebastopol on September 7, 2010 at the age of 61. Loving father of Jason (Andriena) McGovern and Molly (Dane) Blask of Sacramento and Jon McGovern of Woodland. Beloved "Papa" to grandchildren Connor McGovern, Richard Smoot, Taylor Blask, and Kara Blask. Cherished brother of Michael McGovern, Dennis McGovern and the late Patricia McGovern. Son of the late Michael and Gloria McGovern. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Jerrold was born in San Francisco and brought up in Daly City. He was drafted into the Army and served in the, . He worked as a metal fabricator for 40 years. He was an animal lover and loved refurbishing old furniture and gardening. Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Liturgy on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY, 301 S. Main St., Sebastopol, 829-5433.



Jesus J. Torres

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 6:23 PM 

Jesus J. Torres, age 79 and a former resident of Porterville passed away on January 10, 2010 in Colima, Mexico.Jesus was born in Buena Vista, Michoacan, Mexico. When he moved to California he began working for Santa Fe Railroad and retired after 30...


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Joe Bustos

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Joe Oliver

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 10:50 PM 

Joe Oliver, 68 of Porterville, CA passed away on January 4, 2010. He passed peacefully at home, surrounded by family. Joe was a former resident of Mariposa, Oakhurst and Raymond, CA. Joe was born to Ben and Andy Oliver in Byars, OK on May 18, 1941....


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John A. Haberland Ph.D.

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John J. Lucsky

John J. Lucsky, age 84 of Danbury, died on Wednesday at the Danbury Hospital. John was born June 6, 1926 in Danbury, the son of the late Stephen and Emelia (Wirag) Lucsky. A lifelong resident, he graduated from local schools, and was a U.S., veteran of, where he served in the European Theatre. He was later employed with the Castro Convertible Co. as a fabric cutter, retiring after 22 years. In his later years, he was an avid antique dealer. John is survived by his four sisters, Emily Hegedus of Manchester, Vt., Julia Valluzzo, Carolyn Messina, and Ethel Schulz, all of Danbury; one brother, Joseph Lucsky of Rancho Cordova, Calif.; as well as several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grand-nephews. John was pre-deceased by his three brothers, Gabriel, Andrew, and Stephen Lucsky and two sisters, Rose Pullen and Lillian Lounsbury. There will be no calling hours. Services and burialwith military honors in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury will be private. The Green FuneralHome, 57 Main Street, Danbury is in charge of arrangements.



John Skov

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Jones, Dale W.

Thursday, September 2, 2010 2:00 AM 

Dale W. Jones, 64, of Galt, died Aug. 28. He was born Aug. 2, 1946 in Berkeley. Mr. Jones was a retired paramedic. He enjoyed .....



Jones, Darius

Monday, October 12, 2009 2:00 AM 

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Joseph F. Weltner

Weltner, Joseph F., died 8/30/2010. Born 11/20/1918 in PA. Preceded in death by wife, Margaret, in 1988. Served in 



Joseph Joel "Roger" Abrew

Joseph "Roger" Joel Abrew was born on Sep. 2, 1943. He was the son of Joseph and Nita Abrew, of Vacaville. He attended Golden Gate Academy and graduated from Pacific Union College with a Masters in Mathematics and a minor in Music. He taught Math and Music at Mountain View Academy for 4 years during which his band "The Royal Blues" produced two records., Opting for a career change, he attended Loma Linda University and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. He graduated early and went to teach dentistry at the University of New York Dental School in Stony Brook, Long Island. Later he returned to Vacaville and established his dental practice in 1974. Roger loved Dentistry and the interaction it provided him with his patients. He worked as a dentist for 30 years until he retired in 2004. His practice carries on today through his son Joseph., Roger enjoyed playing his trumpet in several jazz bands, religious music groups, and orchestras. He loved golf and played regularly at Green Valley Country Club for 30 years., He is survived by his two children: Joseph and Lisa, and his two sisters, Diana Jennings and Darllynne Michael. A memorial will be held in his honor on Friday, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m. at the Mission Church located at 6391 Leisure Town Road in Vacaville and all who would like to attend are invited. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to the American Heart Association , Maranatha, or ADRA., All arrangements entrusted to the care of Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700.,



Juanita Rubio Cooper

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Julius Lehfeldt

Julius Lehfeldt, born March 19, 1914, in Broad View, Mont., passed away on Aug. 30, in Yuma, Ariz., He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lois E. Picton Lehfeldt., He is survived by four sons and two daughters, Norman Howard of San Francisco; Thomas Charal, Michael Stephan and Patrick William, all of Vacaville, Calif.; Eva May Forsman of Canby, Ore., and Janis Marie Moorhouse of San Jose, Calif.; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren., Mr. Lehfeldt retired in 1974. He was a member of the California Retired Teachers Association and National Association of Retired Teachers., He was a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and held a master's degree from the University of Pacific in Stockton, Calif. He was a charter member of the following: Y's Men's Club of Stockton, St. Paul's Methodist Church of Vacaville, Kiwanis Club, Vacaville. He was past president of the Lions Club, Arbuckle, Calif. He served seven years as a member of the State Council of Education for the California Teachers Association and was chairman of the Professional Rights and Responsibilities Committee. Prior to his retirement, he was principal and assistant superintendent of the Vacaville Unified School District from 1952 to 1965. He served as superintendent of Pierce Joint Unified School District in Colusa County, Calif., at the time of his retirement. He served as a substitute teacher in Yuma schools after his retirement., No services at his request. Memorial donations are suggested to Trinity United Methodist Church, Yuma. Ariz., Building Fund.,




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Lariosa, Enrique (Larry)

Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:00 AM 

Enrique (Larry) Lariosa, 74 5/21/1936 - 8/30/2010 OCEANSIDE -- Enrique (Larry) Lariosa Jr., 74, was born on May 21, 1936 in Ewa, Hawaii and .....



Larry Eugene Fairless

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 10:51 PM 

Larry Eugene Fairless, 62 of Porterville, CA, born on February 14, 1947, passed away on January 11, 2010. Larry was a former resident of Coalinga, and San Joaquin, CA and lived in Porterville for the past five years in the home of his dreams with...


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Lee Rasmussen

Lee passed away September 2, 2010 at the age of 68 with wife, Sharon of 46 years and children Kris Oandasan and Greg Rasmussen by his side, and son-in-law Tony Oandasan and dear friend Debbie Lessner nearby. Lee worked as a pump mechanic at Weeks Drilling and Pump for 40 years. He belonged to the Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Club whose displays are shown at various events including the Gravenstein Apple Fair. He enjoyed visiting with his many dear friends and spoiling his dog, Shiloh. In addition to his wife and children, he is also survived by his sister Carol Smith, and by numerous nieces and nephews. Lee requested no funeral services be held. Any donations please be made to the Forestville Fire Department, PO Box 427, Forestville, CA 95436.



Lee, Avis Carolyn

Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:00 AM 

Mrs. Avis Carolyn Lee Resident of Oakland, CA Entered into eternal rest on Sunday, 9/5/10 in Oakland, CA. Public Viewing will be held on ..... 



Leo Edward "Eddie" Lundberg Sr.

A Funeral Service will be held Friday, September 10, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church in Live Oak for Leo Edward "Eddie" Lundberg Sr., 76 of Live Oak, California. He passed away Monday, September 6, 2010 at Rideout Memorial Hospital in Marysville, California of natural causes. Eddie was born May 1, 1934 in Boone, Iowa. He was a long time Live Oak resident, having worked for Sunset Molding early in his career; and was a barber having owned and operated his own shop in Olivehurst. He also owned and operated a Barber and Beauty Supply Company in Coeur D Alene, Idaho. After his barbering career, he was able to complete his life long passion of wood working. He worked for Inner Pace Furniture Manufacturing in Spokane, Washington where he retired. He continued his love for wood working making many fine pieces of furniture. He also enjoyed golfing, playing Pinochle, and bowling for many leagues. Eddie enjoyed County Western Music and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis & Ethel Lundberg. Eddie is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Rose Marie "Rosie" Lundberg of Live Oak, CA; 1 son, Leo Lundberg Jr. & wife Margaret of Southern California. He is also survived by 1 brother, Don Lundberg & wife, Jan of Live Oak, CA; 1 grandchild and 2 great- grandchildren. A Visitation will be held Thursday, September 9, 2010 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Gridley- Block Funeral Chapel. Pastor Bob Ash of Twin Cities Rescue Mission of Marysville, CA will officiate at the services. Interment will be held at Live Oak Cemetery, Live Oak, CA. Contributions to First Baptist Church, Live Oak, CA are suggested by the family. Arrangements are entrusted to Gridley- Block Funeral Chapel. Send Condolences at



Lester Lexx Clark

CLARK-Lester Lexx Clark, passed away on August 24, 2010. Viewing will be held on Friday September 10, 2010. Between 4-8pm at Avalon Pasadena Funeral Home 415 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena Ca 91104. Church service will be on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 11am., North Pasadena Church of Christ 920 N. El Molino Ave. Pasadena, Ca. 91101



Lila Ann Grasberger

Lila Ann Grasberger, n�e Hulse, passed away gently in her sleep on September 3, 2010. She died on her own terms, with dignity and faith in the Lord, looking forward to spending eternity with her beloved husband, Bill, who preceded her in death by 13 years. Lila was born in Queens, N.Y., on December 20, 1927, and grew up in Port Jefferson, Long Island. In 1947, she married Bill Grasberger, then a salesman for PPG, and moved from house to house and city to city as his career advanced and the family grew. From Long Island to Philadelphia to Cleveland to New York to Tokyo to Pittsburgh to San Diego to Bethel, she quickly transformed each new house into a warm comfortable home for her husband and children, as well as for other family members whenever they were in need. As a wife and mother, Lila was encouraging, forgiving, supportive, caring, fiercely loyal, and above all, loving. She had a great sense of humor; and ok, perhaps she was strong-willed, opinionated and stubborn as well, but as she liked to say with a twinkle, "My halo is held on by my horns!" Lila's kindness, laughter, wisdom, and effervescence will be sorely miss by her three children, John and his wife, Eva Goode, of San Diego, CA, Coral Presti and her husband, Bill of Bethel, and Mick and his wife, Patty of Texas; five grandchildren and their families, Erin Grasberger, Michael and Allyson Presti, Bill and Amanda Presti, Thomas and Kathy Presti, and Matthew Presti and his fianc�, Katie Bragdon; six great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends throughout the country whose lives she touched. We will celebrate her life at a Memorial Mass to be held at St. Mary Catholic Church, 26 Dodingtown Road, Bethel, at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2010. As Lila was a breast-cancer survivor, in lieu of flowers, please consider making donations in her name to the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Fund (, ) or to St. Mary Church, Bethel. Lila's family members wish to express their deep appreciation to the staff of Danbury Hospital and Bethel Health Care Center for their professional and compassionate care of Lila during the last few months of her life.



Lilia Gutierrez

LILIA ESTELLA "MAMA" GUTIERREZ Passed away September 7, 2010 in Riverside, CA, at the age of 81 years. Born in Tisapan, Mexico. She came from Mexico with her family when she was 14 years old. They crossed the Rio Grand River landing in Mercedes, Texas. Estella worked at a dry cleaners until her family became migrant farm workers and they moved. Meeting the love of her life, Serafin Gutierrez, in Richgrove, CA. They married and started their family. Moving to Orange CO for many years until Serafin decided to make his fortune in Riverside in the orange grove business. "Mama" will be remembered by her kindness that cannot be replaced and how she always made everyone feel as if you were hers. Mrs. Estella Gutierrez is survived by her loving sons, Serafin and wife Donna of San Clemente, Joe and wife Debbie of Riverside, Jimmy and wife Mary of Riverside and Anthony of Rancho Cucamonga. Dear sister of Freddy, Antonio, Trinidad, Elvira, Yolanda and Eva. Devoted grandmother of 6 grandchildren. Family and friends may call Friday, September 10, 2010 from 4-8 p.m. and are invited to attend the Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7 p.m. in Akes Family\'s "Chapel Of The Chimes", 9695 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 11 a.m. in St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 4268 Lime Street, Riverside, CA. interment will follow in Olivewood Memorial Park. ARRANGEMENTS Entrusted To The Care Of Riverside, CA. (951) 785-4071 FD-1276



Lita M. Lawless

Lita M. Lawless, 88, of Dixon, died on Saturday, Sept. 4, in Vacaville., She was born on Sept. 22, 1921, in Ogden, Utah., A visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 9, from 12 to 1 p.m. with a funeral to follow at 1 p.m. at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dixon. Bishop Meseda will be officiating., Arrangements are by Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 678-2189,



Lloyd W. Craven

Thursday, January 14, 2010 5:53 PM 

Lloyd W. Craven passed away on January 11, 2010. He was born in Lindsay, California on February 1, 1930. He was a Korean War Veteran and was retired from the Tulare County Road Department in Terra Bella. He is survived by his wife Glenda Craven of...


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Louise Christensen

Louise Christensen Louise Christensen, age 85, was born October 9, 1924 and passed away September 5, 2010 in Pahrump, NV. She was the widow of Ned C. Christensen, who was in the funeral business for many years in Long Beach and Westminster before his death. She is survived by her children, Susan (David) Brotherton, Byron (Connie) Christensen, Cynthia (Bill) Elaban, Kelli (Whit) Whittle, Stacie (Chris) Clowes, Curt (Lisa) Christensen, Erik (Brenda) Christensen; her brother, Stephen Cox, sister-in-law, Jean Cox; 22 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation at All Souls Mortuary in Long Beach, CA, Friday, September 10, 2010 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Graveside services on Saturday, September 11, 2010, All Souls Cemetery. Love will forever surround you, rest in peace.



Lubov Bremer

LUBOV BREMER Passed away surrounded by family and friends on Sept. 4, 2010 after a brief struggle with gastric cancer. Loving mother of Natalia Bremer. Her friends describe her as a wonderful women with an open heart, smile on her face and a mischievous twinkle in her eyes. She was a gracious hostess and an amazing cook. She will be missed by those who knew her. She died as she lived, everyone's friend. Friends and family are invited to attend the Panihida on Thursday Sept. 9th at 7:00PM and funeral on Friday 10:00AM, both at Old Holy Virgin Cathedral 864 Fulton St. S.F. Interment to follow at Serbian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to Old Holy Virgin Cathedral



Lundin, Nancy (Brown)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 2:00 AM 

Nancy Brown Lundin passed away peacefully at the Hospice House in Stockton on Saturday, September 4, 2010. Nancy was born on January 9, 1922, to ..... 



Lynch, Javaughna

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 2:00 AM 

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62,of Etiwanda died August 25, 2010 at San Antonio Community Hospital. Marty was born April 30, 1948 and resided in Etiwanda all her life. She worked for Staples Distribution in the Q.C. Department for the last 20 years. Marty was the widow of George Cervantez. She is survived by her daughter; Lisa, her son; Eric, and three grandchildren Ashley, Reanne and Deanna. Marty was devoted to her family, friends and work. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Private services will be held at Stone Funeral Home in Upland. Stone Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.



Macaria (Carol) Smart

Our beloved wife and mother, Macaria (Carol) Smart, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010., Carol was born in the Philippines in Bogo, Cebu on Feb. 28, 1950. In 1977, Carol, her husband Craig Cooper, and her daughter, Jennifer, came to the Vallejo area., Carol had a variety of jobs and businesses of her own, including Carol's Expert Cleaning, which specialized in military housing and Carol's Flower Designs in downtown Vallejo., In 2004, she married Joe Smart, a commercial pilot. Since retiring in 2006, they have divided their time between Vallejo and the Philippines, where Carol has reunited with relatives she had not seen for 30 years., During her visits, she purchased cattle and a farm for one sibling, established a beauty shop for another, and bought a house for several nieces and nephews to live in while she sent them to school., Carol had a dynamic personality. She was gregarious and friendly, and was extremely loyal and protective of her many friends., Her charm and bright smile filled every room she entered., She had a strong, beautiful voice and loved karaoke. She was an active gardener, both here and in the Philippines. However, the activity she most enjoyed was fishing. Carol and Joe went crabbing at Bodega Bay and caught stripers in the Napa River, sturgeon in the Sacramento, and salmon in the Feather., Carol loved her family and friends, and we all loved her. Although we know she is now with God, the painful void created by her absence will not soon be filled., We are reminded of the Words of Our Lord: "This is my commandment, that you love one another as, I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for her friend." John 15: 12-13., Carol Smart is survived in the United States by her husband, Joe Smart; children, Jennifer Cooper, Adam Cooper, Gavin Cooper, Josephine Cooper and Jessica Zazueta; and grandchildren, Valentina, Troy, Micah, Adam, Kian, Hayden, Caden and Arabella; and in the Philippines by her siblings, Marcello, Domingo, Mario, Magno, Gloria, Fernando and, Loreto; and many beloved nieces and nephews., Services in honor of Carol will be held Friday, Sept. 10, at Colonial Chapels, 1000 Redwood St., Vallejo. Visitation will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; a Catholic prayer service and eulogy will begin promptly at 1 p.m., A memorial fund has been established to continue Carol's humanitarian efforts in the Philippines. Anyone wishing to make a contribution may do so at any Wells Fargo Bank; Account No. 7428156280.



Mari F. Palash

Palash, Mari F., died on July 3, 2010. She was 74 years old. Mom was born in Somerset, Ohio and moved to North Hollywood on V-J Day in 1945. She was a proud Southern Californian ever after. Mom was funny, feisty and opinionated. She was brilliant and creative and over the years studied interior design, jewelry design and photography, and excelled at all of them. She had an artist's reverence for beauty, infallible color sense, and despite her professed lack of proficiency at math, could calculate an F-stop at lighting speed. What Mom loved, she loved passionately: her family, her animals, her friends, a good pair of shoes, a good glass of bubbly and a good laugh. She was a beloved daughter, mother, grandmother, mother-in-law and friend. She is survived by her daughter, Andrea; her daughter-in-law, Jessica; her grandson, Jonathan; and an army of friends. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. A private celebration of Mom's life will be held on September 11, 2010. Anyone who wishes to honor Mom's memory may do so by making a donation to the American Red Cross (Orange County Chapter, 601 North Golden Circle Drive, Santa Ana, CA 92705), the ASPCA (



Marie "Mimi" Carreiro

On Friday, September 3, 2010 Mimi passed away following a brief stay at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Born July 14, 1946 in Oakland CA to Audrey and Albert Carusillo (deceased). Mimi was the first of five children born. Albert (Roz) Carusillo, Healdsburg; Gregory Carusillo (deceased); Margaret (Ron) Paredes, Hayward, CA and Michael (Lisa) Carusillo, Peralta, NM. She became the eldest of 12 siblings after her mother adopted her 7 cousins following the premature death of their mother. Collette DaPrix (deceased); Denise (Craig) Davis, PA; Genine DaPrix, TN; Charles DaPrix (deceased); Raymond DaPrix (deceased); Daniel (Jane) DaPrix, PA; and Robert (Robin) DaPrix,TN. Predeceased by her husband Glenn Carreiro on Sept. 12, 2008 in Hawaii where they spent 5 years together. Survived by her children Jennifer (Bert) Terreri of Healdsburg; Michael (Keiko) Carreiro of San Francisco; Tobias (Ramona) Mason of Healdsburg, Jacob (Lei) Mason of Honolulu, Hawaii and Jesse (Marissa) Carreiro of Kaneohe, HI. By her 13 grandchildren, Jessica and Justin Furia, Katie, Bridget and Luca Terreri; Julian Carreiro; Dalton, Tiffany and Katie; Maika, Mikiala and Jayden Carreiro; and Nohealani Mason, as well as her great-grandchildren, Violet and Caden. Auntie Mimi to many nieces and nephews. She was close to her cousins, her aunts, uncles, and her in-laws. She affectionately remembered her grandparents. Mimi had lots of great friends who remained close to her throughout her life, throughout her illness and present until the end. Mimi moved her family to Sonoma County in 1971 where she raised her children in Healdsburg. She was a stay-at-home mom until all of her children were in school at times taking in children for daycare. Mimi began her career as a school librarian at Geyserville Elem. School, then Forestville Elem. School, finishing up at Healdsburg Elem. School. An avid reader, Mimi loved to write, listen to music and research ancestry. She enjoyed Italian and Japanese culture, art, music and language. She loved good food, good wine and gathering anywhere that her family was. She was a creative cook. She had a great laugh and eyes that smiled. So proud of her children and grandchildren, they were the light of her life. She was most proud of being a mother. It was clear to all who knew Mimi that she was a wonderful mother who loved her children more than life itself. Our biggest fan, the supporter of our every move, our mom was always there for us. We will miss her so much. A private ceremony will take place at the Healdsburg Oak Mound Cemetery. Friends and Family are invited to a Celebration of Life to honor Mimi's memory on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at the home of Jennifer and Bert Terreri, 302 West Matheson Street, Healdsburg at 2:00 p.m.



Marilyn Marks Tenzer

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Maris, Anna Vivien

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 2:00 AM 

Anna Vivien Maris 19 Nov. 1928 - 2 Sept. 2010 Resident of Fremont Anna V. "Kitty" Maris passed away unexpectedly at her home in ..... 



Mary Jo Bennett

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Matthew Michael "Matt" Dieckmann

Matt passed away tragically in a motorcycle accident. Born and raised in Santa Rosa, CA, Matt was an entrepreneur in the electric motorcycle field. Dieckmann was pursuing a career in the designing, building, and competition of electric racing bikes. He was the owner and president of, and the owner of the Electric Race Bikes Team. He and his professional rider, Mike Hannas raced this year in the TTXGP and e-Power electric motorcycle races taking part in the first official race in the country at Infineon Raceway. He is survived by his father Steven "Mike" and Denise Dieckmann; brother Steven and sister Paige Dieckmann; his grandparents, Tom and Beverly Dieckmann, and Elizabeth Hiebel; uncles Bob and Ron Dieckmann, aunts Diana Dieckmann, Linda Brezina, and Patty Putman. Great aunts Dawn Loucks and Cindy Van Arnum; numerous cousins, extended family and close friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert Hiebel, his mother, Kathy Hiebel, and his sister, Oriana Marie Dieckmann. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Matt's life on September 11, 2010 at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Lytton Rancheria Grand Lobby from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Matt's memory may be made to the charity of your choice.



McCall, Irene Ellen

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 2:00 AM 

Irene Ellen McCall, 90, of Fremont died Saturday, September 4, 2010 after a courageous battle with stomach cancer. She was born in Idaho March ..... 



McCarthy, Michele

Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:00 AM 

Michele McCarthy Resident of Livermore Michele McCarthy entered in heaven at 3pm on Friday, August 27, 2010. She was 66 years old. Michele was ..... 




Wednesday, September 8, 2010 2:00 AM 

Neil McDaniel Resident of Lafayette Neil passed away Sunday, September 5. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; his daughters and their husbands Marianne .....



McKindley, Ray

Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:00 AM 

Ray was born to Ernest and Mae McKindley of Acampo, CA. He graduated from Lodi High School. He served in the US Navy aboard .....



Medinas, Clyde Raymond

Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:00 AM 

Clyde R. Medinas Resident of San Leandro passed away September 3, 2010 in San Francisco. Loving son of Candio Medinas his wife Sue and .....



Melto Goumas

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Melvin Lee Bailey

BAILEY-Melvin Lee Bailey, passed away September 4, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Birdie Bailey, other family and friends. Visitation 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Friday. Services 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 11, 2010, Metropolitan Baptist Church, 2283 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Altadena. Interment, Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood. Woods-Valentine Mortuary, Pasadena, Directing.



Merriam, Robert Lee

Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:00 AM 

Robert Lee Merriam, 83 SAN DIEGO -- Robert Lee Merriam passed away Sunday August 15, 2010. He was born June 5, 1927 in Boston, .....



Michael REAPER

REAPER, Michael Born November 15, 1953, died September 3, 2010. Mike came to the United States from Scotland in 1978. He traveled the country on a Greyhound bus with guitar in hand. He decided to make Long Beach his home. Soon after he met Caroline and three children followed. Mike enjoyed music, fishing and soccer. Mike is survived by daughters, Jacquelyn and Jennifer; son, Michael; grandson, Carter; mother, Janet; brother, Derek; sisters, Susan and Elaine. Viewing and service will be held Friday, September 10, 2010 at Stricklin Snively Mortuary. Contact the mortuary at (562) 426-3365 for the address and time of service. Stricklin Snively Mortuary (562) 426-3365



Mildred Aileen Kean

Mildred Aileen Kean, 74, of Benicia died on Aug. 21. She was born on Sept. 29, 1935., Private family services. Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041,



Miller, Bonnie

Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:00 AM 

Bonnie Lea (Lemmon) Miller Formerly of Fremont Recently of Livermore Bonnie went to be with her Lord and Savior September 6, 2010. Born May ..... 



Mona Jean Miner

July 17, 1932 - September 3, 2010 



Naoma Faye O'Dell

Friday, January 15, 2010 7:55 PM 

On January 12, 2010 at 12:15 pm our mother, Naoma Faye O'Dell passed away with her daughters Trish and Linda by her side. Naoma joined our Lord Jesus Christ along with her husband Richard O'Dell, son Jerry Hyder and other family members who were...


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Natale Fiore

Natale Fiore, age 74, of Danbury, died at Danbury Hospital on Tuesday, September 7th. He was born in Decoll-atura, Catanzaro Italy on December 10, 1935, son of the late Peppino and Arcangela (Talarico) Fiore. He made his home in the U.S. at the age of 19. Mr. Fiore worked as a foreman for Gilbert & Bennett for 36 years. After retirement, he worked for the City of Danbury Department of Park & Rec and then at Richter Park. He was a parishioner of St. Gregory the Great Church in Danbury and was a lifetime member of Amerigo Vespucci Lodge. Mr. Fiore was an avid Yankee fan, and soccer player with the Sons of Portugal and Amerigo Vespucci Lodge. He will be sadly missed by his two sons, Joseph Fiore and his wife, Tina of New Milford, Tony Fiore and his wife, Linda of Danbury; his two daughters, Suzette Tommessilli and her husband, John of New Haven, and Angela Keane and her husband, Robert of Bethel; his two grandchildren, Crystal and Charlie Comstock; and stepgrandchildren, John Jr. and Christina Tommessille. He is also survived by his brother, Philip Fiore and his wife, Mattea of Danbury; his four sisters, Mary Jo Iapaluccio, Connie Scalzo and her husband, Frank, Olga Butera and her husband, Tony, Teresa Potenziani and her husband, Frank, all of Danbury; as well as several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 10th at 10 am at St. Gregory the Great Church. Entombment will follow in St. Peter Mausoleum. The family will receive friends at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White Street, Danbury, on Thursday evening between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Dialysis Unit at Danbury Hospital. To light a candle of hope and remembrance please visit our website at



Neil McDaniel

Neil McDaniel Of Lafayette passed away peacefully Sunday, September 5. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, his daughters and their husbands, Marianne and Bill Gagen and Joanne and Terry Dale. He was particularly proud of his grandchildren, Daniel, Neil and Patrick Gagen, and Erica and Andrew Hahn, and great grandchildren, Madeline Gagen and Colten Hahn. He considered them to be his legacy. Neil was born October 6, 1916, the second son of Joseph Kyle McDaniel and Lotta Helen Wilson in Walla Walla, Washington. He attended grammar schools in Oregon and Washington, and graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1934. After graduating in 1937 from Santa Ana Junior College in California where he was Student Body President, he attended Northwestern University at Evanston Illinois on a one year scholarship (too cold), and then graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1939. He worked for Equitable Life In Oakland and then served as an Aviation Supply Officer, US Navy in World War II. While stationed at Norfolk, VA, he met a young WAVE officer, Amelia Corvaia. For him it was love at first sight. For her, he stood out among the young naval officers as gentlemanly, generous, and solicitous of others. After a full court press, he was able to convince a young Italian girl from Brooklyn to marry him in September 1944. They were married for 51 years. While in the Navy, in addition to serving at Norfolk, he was stationed in the Canal Zone, Panama, then aboard the USS Boxer and finally he served on the staff of the Commander Air Force, Pacific Fleet, in Pearl Harbor. He left active duty in 1946 as a Lt. Commander. He was an intuitive entrepreneur, working in commercial real estate, consumer products, and the automotive after market industries. More than once, he took tiny companies and grew them into leaders in their field. Throughout his career his personal mantra was "Integrity, Performance, and Improvement." He believed that customer service was paramount. In 1969, he became president of Motor and Equipment Manufacturer's Association (MEMA) and also served as president of the Automotive Presidents' Council. He was honored in 1971 by MEMA for outstanding service to the industry. He believed strongly in volunteer service. He was a volunteer for Clausen House, and served on the boards of the Oakland Symphony, the Easter Seal Society of Alameda County, the East Bay Community Foundation, and Holy Names University, where in 2007 he was awarded a doctorate of Humane Letters. He was a generous benefactor of Northern Lights School and Next Step Learning Center in Oakland. To say he was an avid golfer, is an understatement. A member of Sequoyah and Orinda Country Clubs, he loved to taunt his playing partners (much better golfers) that he had seven "holes in one" compared to their many fewer. Neil was blessed to marry Barbara Bonds in 1998 and they lived happily in Lafayette. In addition to being a part of the family, Barbara was a wonderful wife and best friend to Neil for which the entire family is grateful. He was a generous, loving, inspiring man who cared deeply about his family and friends. He loved life and had a great sense of humor. He was a mentor to untold numbers of people. He was a loyal and thoughtful friend to countless and they repaid him during the last months of his life with visits and messages of love and support. He will be sorely missed. Services will be 10:00 AM Friday September 10, Christ the King Catholic Church, 199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to a charity of your choice or to Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland CA 94605.



Nick Sarmiento Jr.

Nick C. Sarmiento, Jr. Dec. 6, 1989- Sept. 4, 2010 Be-dimpled and always smiling, Nick was born on December 6th at St. Luke's in San Francisco and passed away on September 4th. He spent his entire life living in Daly City. He attended Our Lady of Mercy, Riordan and Oceana high schools and Skyline College. He enjoyed working at the Academy of Sciences as a security guard and was on his way to enlisting in the USAF in pursuit of a degree in Electrical Engineering. He had a passion for basketball, cars, music, family, friends, life, dancing and making new friends. Beloved son of Nick and Annette, brother to Andrew, grandson to Andrew and the late Nellie Chao, and nephew to Arnold, Aimee and Alvin Chao. Viewing will be held at Duggan's Serra Mortuary on Sept. 11-12 from 3-9 PM. Rosary will be held on Sunday at 6PM. The funeral mass will be on Monday at OLM Church in Westlake at 11AM.



Nicolasa Nicolas

Nicolasa Festejo Nicolas Born September 14, 1922 and peacefully passed away September 5, 2010. Beloved Mother of Valerie, Lynn and Nick. Loving Grandchildren: Jennifer, Kimberly and Patrick. Loving Great Grandchildren: Madeline and Anthony. Loving Sisters: Claudina and Josefa. Friends and family may visit Thursday September 9 from 3-9pm and are invited to attend the Rosary Service at 7pm at DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY 500 Westlake Avenue Daly City. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10am on Friday, September 10 at Holy Angels Church 107 San Pedro Road, Colma. Burial to follow at Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo.



Nita Carlton

CARLTON-Nita Carlton, of South Pasadena, California passed away Monday, September 6, 2010 in her home with her family by her side. She was born in Konawa, Oklahoma, August 28, 1941, to Albert and Juanita Sprague. Her father was an oil field worker and the family moved frequently, eventually settling in Borger, Texas. She graduated from the University of West Texas with a teaching degree and later obtained a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Nita married in 1964 and moved to Southern California in 1967. Nita took a position as a social worker with the Department of Children and Family Services for Los Angeles County where she worked for twenty-five years until she retired in 2009. Nita enjoyed spending time with her friends and family, playing Scrabble and going on trips to Mexico. Her greatest pleasure in her life was being "Grammy" to Jackson and Max. Nita is survived by her mother Juanita and stepfather M.E. "Griff" Griffin; her daughter Kelly and her husband Travis Stanberry and their son Jackson; her son Jay and his wife Melissa and their son Max; her brother Nelson and his wife Barbara; her former husband Jerry Carlton and his wife Lucyann and many friends that loved her dearly. The memorial service will be held Saturday at 2:00 September 11, 2010 at Cabot and Sons. The family has requested donations be made in memory of Nita to Southern California Hospice Foundation. Donations may be made online at



Oria, Vicente

Thursday, September 2, 2010 2:00 AM 

Vicente Oria, 79, of Lodi, died Aug. 29. He was born March 19, 1931 in Mexico City. Mr. Oria was raised and educated in Mexico. ..... 



Our Dear Jim (In Memoriam)

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In Loving Memory of PALMIRA CALDERON 5/18/1939 - 9/05/2010



Patricia Cummings

Patricia Rose Cummings Oct. 26, 1927 - Sept. 5, 2010 Peacefully passed away surrounded by loving family on September 5, 2010 after a brief battle with cancer. She was married to the late James Cummings for 38 years who preceded her in death in October 1989. Survived by her son Dan (Sylvia); daughter Cathy Ver Hage (Dan); Grandchildren Matthew (Sharlyn); Michelle; Erin and Kelly Ver Hage. She was also blessed to have enjoyed her time with her great grandchildren Kayley, Ryanne, Jason and Michael. Pat was pre-deceased by her brother Richard (Bea), and Lois (Marvin). Many loving nieces, nephews and long time friends who will miss her company, wit and companionship also survive her. Always the adventurous traveler, Pat made her way west from Wisconsin to California at the end of WWII and met her husband from Texas in San Francisco. They raised their family in the Sunset District during the past 53 years. During their 38 years of marriage, Pat and Jim shared their love of travel with their close friends and family. Pat spent many years working in the restaurant business at Manning's, Guckenheimer as well as a post-retirement stint at See's Candies. Since the passing of our dad in 1989, our mom lived her life the way she wanted - independent and full of adventure. She has traveled to every continent (except Antarctica) and just completed a wonderful cruise to Alaska several weeks ago. She enjoyed her trips with the YMCA, afternoons in her yard and family gatherings. Pat brought a smile to the face of all the people she met and left memories that will never be forgotten. We invite her friends to visit the Celebration of her life on Friday, September 10, at 12:00 noon at DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY, 500 Westlake Avenue, Daly City. Viewing at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in memory of Patricia Cummings to the San Francisco Zoo.



Patricia Jean Bland

Patricia went home to be with the Lord, her mother and siblings on Friday, Aug. 27. She was with her son quietly at home in Vacaville. Patricia was born in Berkeley, Calif., on Nov. 19, 1934. She has always been a California Girl, except when she attempted a short stay in Bothell, Washington which had too much rain and snow for her., Patricia was a wonderful mother who went above and beyond for her children. They were her life. She was a beautiful and fun woman who could light up a room. Patricia was loved by everybody. Animals were her other love. She was one who would starve first before letting one of her pets go hungry. She will be sorely missed., Patricia is survived by her sons, Danny and Darrin; and husband, Wayne Bland. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and numerous friends and family who all loved her very much., At her request there will be no funeral services. Donations in her name may be made to Solano County SPCA, 2200 Peabody Road, Vacaville, Calif., 95687., Arrangements by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233,,



Peter Joseph Ferrari

Peter Joseph Ferrari, 92 of Suisun City died on Friday, Sept. 3. He was born on April 6, 1918., Private family services will be held. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Fairfield Funeral Home, 425-1041, fairfieldfuneral 



Philip Oertli

PHILIP A. OERTLI 1927--2010 in San Francisco September 4, 2010 loving husband of Patricia D. Oertli; dear father of Philip A. (Kathy) Oertli and Thomas P. (Anne) Oertli; loving grandfather of Gregory, Alyssa, Matthew, Joey and Julia; dear brother of the late Blanche Howitt; dear uncle of Katherine Mielke and John, Matthew, Ann and the late Mary Howitt; dear brother-in-law of Dr. Ed Dolan; also survived by many loving friends and other family. Phil grew up in Yuba City; he was a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, receiving his Masters Degree. He was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity; he was a longtime parishonier of St. Brendan Parish and was a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem; Phil loved gardening, travel and poker. Family and friends may call Thursday, September 9,2010 after 6:00PM at St. Brendan Church, Ulloa St. and Rockaway Ave., where the Vigil Service will be at 7:00PM and are invited to the Funeral Mass Friday at 11:00AM at St. Brendan. Committal Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations in Phil's memory preferred to Holy Family Day Home 299 Dolores St. SF, CA 94103.



Philip Ray Eichenberger

Philip Ray Eichenberger, 60, of Fairfield, died on Aug. 11 following a tragic workshop accident at home. He was born on Aug. 8, 1950, in Portland, Ore., A memorial service will be held on Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1600 Union Ave., Fairfield, Calif. This will be followed by a reception at 4375 Green Valley Road, Fairfield, Calif., In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in Phil's name to one of the following: JAARS, Attention: Maritime Safety Services, Project S5645, P.O. Box 248, Waxhaw, NC 28173 or Heather House, 724 Ohio St., Fairfield, Calif., 94533, Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Fairfield Funeral Home, 425-1041.,



Prieto, Brianne Nicole "Nikki"

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 2:00 AM

"Nikki" Prieto lost her life on 9/1/10 after an automobile accident. She was preceded in death by her baby brother Joseph "Mathew" Simpson earlier ..... 



Prieto, Ignacia

Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:00 AM 

Ignacia Prieto, 78 ESCONDIDO -- Ignacia Prieto passed away Monday, September 6, 2010. She was born February 1, 1932 in Modina, Calif., to Candido .....




of Rancho Cucamonga, passed away on September 2, 2010, at age 49. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and lived in California for 43 years. Randy was a Project Superintendent in charge of modernizations and building of schools. Randy enjoyed watching football and baseball games, gardening, barbecuing and being with family. Randy was very talented musically. He could play guitar and piano and had started to learn how to play the banjo. During the past few years, he went on several vacations with his fiancee, including the Redwoods and Oregon, as well as the many weekend trips to Big Bear, which were greatly cherished. Randy loved to put a smile on a person's face and to make people laugh. He was a wonderful and special person and will be severely missed by friends and loved ones. Randy is survived by his fiancee, Margaret; his son, Mitchell; his grandmother, Madeline; his father, Richard; his brother, Rick; and his nephews, Rhys and Ryan. He was preceded in death by his mother, Maureen, and his grand- father, Archie. Per Randy's wishes, there will be a private ceremony for immediate family.




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60, of Montclair, passed away on September 6, 2010 at San Antonio Hospital in Upland. He was born October 20, 1949 in Pomona, CA and lived in Montclair for 37 years. He worked as a Flooring Installer for 34 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He enjoyed watching Sunday football and camping at the River. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Garcia; his daughter Yvonne Garcia; his sons Richard Garcia Jr. and Benjamin Garcia; his sister Jovita Elias; brother John Garcia and his grandchildren Kyra Frazier, Gavin Garcia, Desmond Garcia and Isaac Garcia. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Simona Garcia. Visitation will be at 6:00pm on September 9, 2010, at Todd Memorial Chapel, Pomona, CA. Services will be at 10:00am on Friday, September 10, 2010 at Our Lady of Lourdes, Montclair, CA. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Pomona, CA.



RUIZ, Juanita "Jennie"

RUIZ, Juanita "Jennie" 95, of Yakima, WA passed away at her home on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010. Jennie was born May 27, 1915 in Montecito, CA. She was a homemaker. Jennie is survived daughters, Maria of Yakima and Eileen of CA; and 3 grandchildren, Lucy, Raymond and Johnny. Anyone with contact information for Eileen Ruiz are encouraged to call Keith & Keith Funeral Home at 509-453-9155




JUNE 11, 1929 - SEPTEMBER 1, 2010 Beloved Sister, Mother, Grandmother and An Especially Loving Friend At 2:45am on September 1, the Angels trumpeted Ruthe's arrival into Heaven. And waiting to greet her were her parents, Edwin and Frances Rothenburg, her husband, Stanley and her son, Bobby. There were many other family and friends who had gone before her who also rejoiced at her home coming. And when the good Lord calls them and only He knows when, will her brother Herb Roberts and her daughter Suzanne, make the family complete once again. She will be so greatly missed by her son-in-law Ron and daughter-in-law Sharon and her grandchildren - Jessica, Sam, Aaron, Hailey and Michael. And she will live forever in the hearts and lives of her numerous friends. They will miss her beyond words especially Nancy V., Harold R., Franny G., John C., Roz and Howie G., Marlene and Bart S., Terry J. and Blanche W. Services will be held on Saturday, September 11 at 11:00am at Village Church Burbank, 3216 W Victory Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Aids Project Los Angeles, Project Angel Food and The Lange Foundation Animal Rescue.



Ralph L. Wilgarde

Ralph L. Wilgarde of Palm Desert, Calif. died July 7, 2010 of natural causes at his home in Palm Desert. He was 82. His family was at his side. Born in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1928, he attended the University of PA where he received his BA in Anthropology in 1949. He received his MBA at the University of PA in 1954, and his MPA at Cornell University in 1960. He served in the U.S. Army from 1950-52. He was assistant administrator of Jefferson Medical College Hospital in Philadelphia from 1955-60, assistant administrator of Frankford Hospital in Philadelphia from 1960-64, and administrator of Irvington General Hospital in Irvington, N.J. from 1964-66. He moved to Grosse Pointe, Mich. in 1966 where he was administrator of Cottage Hospital from 1966-88. After he retired, he moved from Grosse Pointe to Palm Desert in 1996. He volunteered at the Betty Ford Center for several years while enjoying his retirement in the warm climate of the California desert. He is survived by a son, David Wilgarde of Palm Springs, Calif.; two daughters, Wendy Ross (Frank) of Moreno Valley, Calif. and Karen Koelzer (Daniel) of Grosse Pointe, Mich.; one grandson, David Koelzer, and a sister, Phyllis Aitelli (Ernest) of Tehachapi, Calif. The body was cremated. No funeral services are planned. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission in Indio, Calif. or the ASPCA.



Randall, Richard Warren

Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:00 AM 

Richard Warren Randall Aug 04, 1926 ~ Sept 3, 2010 Resident of Livermore Richard passed away at the age of 84. Richard was born ..... 



Raymond Hilton Hempy

Raymond Hilton Hempy, formerly of Palm Desert, Calif., peacefully passed away on August 26, 2010 after a long courageous battle of both Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. He was born on June 20, 1933 to Raymond and Elizabeth Hempy in Portland, Ore. Raymond played basketball for the University of Oregon but transferred to San Jose State his sophomore year and earned a degree in Business in 1955. He was an avid University of Oregon Athletic Supporter and loved the Ducks. He was also very involved and enjoyed his affiliation with the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, having reunions and get-togethers every summer with his fraternity brothers. After working in Oregon for many years as a stockbroker, Raymond moved to Palm Desert and continued in the stockbrokerage business. He enjoyed what the desert had to offer, playing golf and tennis everyday. He leaves behind his loving family: his wife, Jackie Hempy of Tucson, Ariz.; brother, James Hempy of San Clemente, Calif.; first wife of 34 years Judie Barna of Palm Desert, Calif.; and their three daughters, Shawn Anderson of Jacksonville, Fla.; Kellysue Janszen of Indian Wells, Calif.; and Aimee De La Cruz of Palm Desert, Calif.; and seven grandchildren. Raymond will be missed greatly by his family and friends. A man with a gentle soul and a kind heart. "Go Ducks!" A "Celebration of Life" will be celebrated by family and friends at a later date.



Reichmuth, Thomas E.

Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:00 AM 

Thomas E. Reichmuth passed away on Sunday, September 5, 2010, following a courageous battle with cancer and surrounded by his loved ones. Tom was ..... 



Richard Bruce Wells

Richard went to be with the Lord on September 7, 2010. He was born to Earl and Alma Wells on April 27, 1936 in Comptche. He owned and operated Wells Dental, Inc., and invented products that are still used in the dental laboratory today. He earned his private pilot license in 1976 and flew to many destinations over the years. He enjoyed fishing in Alaska with his sister Arlene and brother-in-law David each summer. He was one of the founding board members of Mt. Gilead Bible Conference in Sebastopol and actively served for 47 years. He also served on the Comptche School Board and later the Mendocino Unified School District Board for 20 years. He leaves behind his loving wife Ginger, children Esther (James) Smith of Incline Village, NV, Rhonda (George) Ruiz of Carson City, NV, Marvin (Anita) Wells of Ukiah, CA, Kelvin (Tamara) Wells of Boonville, CA, Laurel (Albert) Van Cleave of Windsor, CA, and Aaron Wells of Comptche, CA. Grandchildren, Lynette (Chad) Miller of Ukiah, CA,/Klamath Falls, OR, Lindsay (Matthew) Hoffman of Roseville, CA, and Nathan (Heather) Duff of Georgetown, CA. Brother, Dr. Neal (Janine) Wells of El Cerrito, CA, sisters Arlene (David) Webb of University Place, WA, and Jeanette (Gary) McJimsey of Fresno, CA. He was predeceased by his grandson, Dustin Wells in 1996. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2010, 2:00 p.m at Chapel of the Redwoods Baptist Church in Comptche. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Gilead Bible Conference, Chapel of the Redwoods Baptist Church, or the Comptche Fire Department. Interment will be private. Arrangements under the care of The Eversole Mortuary.



Richard H. Gomez

Richard H. Gomez passed away on August 29, 2010 in Fontana, Calif. He was born June 11, 1943 in Indio to Pablo and Andrea Gomez. He is survived by his wife, Rose of San Bernardino; sons, Rick, Randy and Chris, all Gomez; daughters, Vianka Orrantia, Denise Gomez and Veronica Gomez; and step-daughter Lorraine Ciriza; brother Edward Gomez; sisters, Jessie Ramirez, Blassa Saiz, Rosie Guzman, Estella Montez, Vera Diaz and Esther Valenzuela; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sons, Gene, Ricky, and Mark, all Gomez; two brothers, Eulalio and Charlie Gomez, and his parents. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m, Friday, Sept. 10, 2010 at Our Lady of Soledad Catholic Church in Coachella. Burial to follow at Coachella Valley Cemetery.



Richard J. Overholt

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 6:20 PM

Richard J. Overholt, 84, of Porterville passed away on January 7, 2010. He was born in Montebello, California on September 12, 1925. At the age of 14 he moved to this area, west of Porterville where he continued farming with his father and brother....


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Rito Capili

Rito Rojas Capili On September 4, 2010 at the age of 87, passed peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving and grateful family. He leaves behind his devoted wife and loving companion of 56 years, Rose Motak Capili, children Freda (Roberto), Anthony (Gloria), Norman (Daisy), Rose (Noel); and grandchildren Eric, Robert, Alyssa, Anthony, Shaun, Melanie, Gabrielle, Catrina, Justin, Sarah, Monica, and Gabriel. Known as Grandpa, Uncle, Tio to many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. A native of Tayabas, Philippines, left school at age 12 out of necessity to help support his three younger brothers and widowed mother. At 20, served alongside American forces as a member of the 43rd Anderson Guerilla Unit in the Philippines during, . Immigrated to the US in 1960. Upon retiring from the US Post Office after 27 years of dedicated service, he enjoyed traveling and cruising the world with his family. He will be forever remembered for his kind heart, extreme generosity, wry sense of humor and great pride in his children and grandchildren. Vigil St. Anne's of the Sunset Wednesday, September 8, 7:00 pm. Visitation begins Thursday, September 9, 3:00 pm with Rosary 7:00 pm at Duggan's Serra Mortuary Daly City. Funeral Mass St. Anne's of the Sunset Friday, September 10, 1:00 pm.



Rivera-Tachiera, Carmen Marie

Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:00 AM 

Carmen Marie Rivera-Tachiera 1958 - 2009 Happy Birthday sweetheart! We love and miss you so much. You're so special to us and we've been ..... 



Robert Bob James Wise

Robert "Bob" James Wise, 71, of La Quinta, Calif. passed away on September 2, 2010. He was born to Arthur and Helen Wise and was the first New Year's Baby of Monterey County on January 1, 1939. He was a lifelong resident of Carmel, Calif. until he moved to La Quinta in 2005. He is a graduate of the Carmel High School class of 1956. He served in the



Robert C. Cullen

Robert C. Cullen of Valhalla, N.Y. died on September 7, 2010 at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, N.Y. He was born in NYC to the late Walter and Christina (nee Hartmann) Cullen. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the, . Robert was a retired Financial Director for General Foods in White Plains, N.Y. for 28 years retiring in 1986, at which time he and his family lived in places like Spain, Australia, Venezuela and Korea. He is survived by his devoted wife Margaret (nee Bonzer) Cullen of Valhalla, N.Y.; his loving children, Robert C. Cullen, Jr. and his wife, Pearl of New Fairfield, Kristine Cullen and her husband, Ross Hartlipp of Pleasant Valley, N.Y. and Kathleen Cullen-Zieres and her husband, Kevin of North Branch, N.Y. Also survived by his five cherished grandchildren, Shannan, Deanna, Erin, Peter and Norah; and his four great-grandchildren, Kayla, Rally, Taylor and Skye. He was predeceased by his brother, Walter Cullen in 2001. Reposing, Hawthorne Funeral Home on Thursday 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral Mass, Holy Name of Jesus Church, Valhalla, N.Y. on Friday 10 a.m. Interment, Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, donations to Maryknoll Sisters 10 Pinesbridge Road Maryknoll, N.Y. 10545 would be appreciated. Hawthorne Funeral Home, 21 Stevens Avenue, Hawthorne, New York 10532 914-769-4404.



Robert L. Klar

Robert L. Klar Died on August 1, 2010 following a lengthy illness. he was born in Buffalo, NY, April 4, 1934, the son of Eugene E. and Ruth N. Klar. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou; his son, James Scott (Judith); daughters, Debra Bond (Scot); Suzanne Johnson (Sam), and was predeceased by their son, Stephen in November, 1989. Surviving grandchildren include Lanson R. Klar (Cheryl); Bryan R. Klar; Benjamin S. Bond, Shelby N.; and Scarlett R. Johnson. Also surviving is his brother, Eugene E. Klar (Nancy), many nieces and nephews and a loving extended family. In 1944 Bob was one of many children afflicted with polio. The resulting disability for Bob, like hundreds of others, only served to make him a very determined and accomplished individual. Mr. Klar spent 40 years in the heating/ventilating and air conditioning field. He served as project manager for construction of an educational addition at First Congregational Church. He was honored when a portion of the new building was named the Robert L. Klar Education Wing. Memorial services will be held at 1:30pm Sunday, September 12 at the First Congregational Church of Long Beach, 241 Cedar Ave. We will cherish his memory forever.



Robert Lyle Couch Jr.

Robert Lyle Couch Jr., 74, of American Canyon, passed away at Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento on Friday. He was born to Robert Lyle Couch and Gracia L. Reader Couch in, Vallejo, on Dec. 1, 1935. He attended Vallejo schools, graduating high school in 1955., He married Patricia K. Earnest in September 1959., Bob owned a Hancock Gas Station on Vallejo's Couch Street around 1960. He started as boiler-maker-welder in 1966, local No. 549, working in Napa for Kaiser Steel Corporation for 11 years. Bob became a private pilot and owned three planes he was very fond of. He enjoyed collecting antiques and was a very generous man., Called Bob or Sonny by some, we knew him as Dad., He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Kay Couch., Bob is survived by four sons, Robert R. and Glen R. Couch of Vallejo, David K. Couch of Anderson, Calif., and George R. Couch of American Canyon; four grandsons, Jacob D., Nathan D., Adam B. and David K.; sister, Lenor Kleckner of Santa Maria, CA; and brother, Richard Couch of Napa., Visitation to be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, and services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, both at Wiggins-Knipp Funeral Home, 524 Capitol St., Vallejo. Burial at Sunrise Memorial Cemetery, Vallejo., Arrangements by Wiggins-Knipp Funeral Home, Vallejo.



Robert P. Mellander

Robert P. Mellander, 89, of Palm Desert, Calif., passed away from consequences of a stroke at 8:45 PM, on Thursday, September 2, 2010. He was born Paul Robert Mellander on March 17, 1921, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Paul C. and Lydia Swenson Mellander. Bob grew up in St. Charles, Ill., graduating from St. Charles High School in 1939. He attended Glendale Junior College in California, and Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., before serving in the U.S. Army. He made his home in Wheaton, Ill. and worked most of his life as an insurance broker in the Chicago area before he retired to Palm Desert in 1984. It was there that he met the love of his life, Delores Concoby. They were married on October 1, 1988. He was a passionate golfer, a member of Shadow Mountain Golf Club, and a proud member of AA for 35 years. In addition to his wife, Dee; he is survived by sons, Paul (Angeles) and Jeff; daughters, Beth (Jerry Oberndorfer), and Jane Brodt. He is also survived by step-children, Beth Concoby (Don Donoughe), and Gary Concoby (Barbara), with whom he was very close. Combined he is survived by 15 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and three great great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lois; and an infant daughter, Paula. At his request, services will be private, and donations shall be made to a charity of your choice.



Robert Santos Mascorro

MASCORRO-Robert Santos Mascorro, July 23, 1915 - September 4, 2010. Born in Torreon, Coahuilla, Mexico, moved to El Paso Texas as a boy, and eventually Boyle Heights in East Los Angeles, Ca. Married Jennie Shubin in 1935 and raised Loretta; Robert Jr.; Fred; and Margaret. Jennie preceeded Robert in death in the year 2001. Both have been blessed with 11 grand children; 25 great-grand children; and 1 great-great-grand child. Robert was a 50 year resident and long time volunteer for the Senior Citizens, in the City of Rosemead, CA. His family, who was with him at the time of his peaceful passing, applaud his life and accomplishments. We will miss him dearly.Viewing at 8:30 a.m.; Services at 9:00 a.m. Friday September 10, at the Rose Hills Memorial Chapel in Whittier. Burial Services immediately following.



Robin Miranda

ROBIN L. MIRANDA Age 49, of Phelan, CA, passed away on 9/3/2010. For service info go to website. Services Entrusted To: FD66-(951) 737-3244 on-line condolences: www.thomasmiller



Ronald V. Husser

A Lawndale, CA resident, passed away on September 4, 2010. Born May 27, 1942, he is survived by daughters, Elizabeth Acevedo and Cleo Schouweiler; brother, Dennis Husser; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Services will be held Monday, September 13, 2010 at 12:30 and viewing is Sunday, September 12, 2010, 5:00-9:00, at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Hollywood Hills, CA. Please sign the guest book at



Rose Marie Helms

Rose Marie Helms was born on June 27, 1924. She passed away peacefully at home with her family on September 5, 2010. Preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie Helms; parents, Giovanni and Milan Donato; and brother, Frank Donato. Survived by her son, Greg (Penny) Helms; daughter, Pam (John) Quick; grandchildren, Jimmy (Stephanie) Quick, Johnny (Natalie) Quick, Jace (Megan) Helms, Clayton Helms and Heather Helms; great-grandchildren, McKenna Quick, Garrett Quick, Jordan Quick and Wyatt James Helms; sister, Mary Prevatt; brothers, Joseph (Jean) Donato, Tony (Isabell) Donato and Jack (Nancy) Donato; and numerous loving nieces and nephews. Rose came to San Pedro at the age of 16. She enjoyed making holiday crafts, and worked at Yale Waterman's Clothing Store for many years. She was a volunteer at the gift shop at Little Company of Mary San Pedro Hospital for 13 years. A funeral Mass will be offered on Saturday, September 11, 2010, 9:00 a.m. at Mary Star of the Sea Church followed by interment at Green Hills Memorial Park. You are welcomed to leave the family a message or share memories at



Rosemary Nelson

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Rutz, Sumie

Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:00 AM 

Sumie Rutz, 87 OCEANSIDE -- Sumie Rutz passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2010. She was born October 1, 1922 in Yamaguchi, Japan. Sumie ..... 




SVEIN R. NILSEN M.D. Age 87 of Loma Linda, CA, passed peacefully to his rest after a second stroke on August 27, 2010. Born in Oslo, Norway. He emigrated to the United States when he was 27. He trained in Norway as a physical therapist. He earned his B.A. in elementary education in 1951 from Washington Missionary College and an M.A. in Archaeological Studies in 1953 from the Adventist Theological Seminary. At age 35, he began studying medicine, graduating from LLU Medical School in 1962. He practiced family medicine in San Bernardino until his retirement in 1997. He was a member of the Loma Linda University Church of Seventh-day Adventists for over 50 years and the Scandinavia Club of Southern California. Survivors include his loving wife, Mildred of 57 years; daughters, Joyce Benfield, Karen Soderblom, Linda Harty; six grandchildren; two sisters, relatives and many friends. Svein will be remembered as one who loved God, family and friends. As a devoted physician, he was interested in the well-being of those he served as well as those in need around the world. We miss him greatly and look forward to resurrection day when we will see him again, free from illness! A Memorial Service was held at Loma Linda University Church Chapel on Aug. 28, 2010, with a private Interment at Montecito Memorial Park, Colton, Aug. 31, 2010. Cortner Chapel, directing. Memorial donations can be made to the "It is Written" Ministry at: www.itiswritten .com Ph: 805/433-0210. It Is Written Television, Box O, Thousand Oaks, CA 91359.



Saleen, Virginia Ginger Iola

Saturday, September 4, 2010 2:00 AM 

Virginia Ginger Iola Saleen, 85, formerly of Lodi, died July 11. She was born April 8, 1925 in Berkeley. Mrs. Saleen was an accomplished seamstress .....



Sarah Lynne Brinkerhoff

Sarah Lynne Brinkerhoff, 18, passed away Saturday at her home after a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of Benicia., Sarah will be remembered most by her smiles, laughs and will to live., She is survived by her parents, Rod and Lorri Brinkerhoff; brother, Brandon; sister, Haley; grandparents, Dell and Julie Brinkerhoff, Janie Porter and Norman (Ruth) Porter; aunts and uncles, Terri Porter, Jon (Kristi) Leon Guerrero and Dana Brinkerhoff; cousins, Niko Leon Guerrero, Herbie Gough and Andy Brinkerhoff., Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Passalacqua Funeral Chapel. Burial will be private in the Benicia Cemetery. Family asks for casual attire.



Schultz, Mary Joan

Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:00 AM 

Mary Joan Schultz June 24, 1932 - Sept. 3, 2010 Resident of Dublin Mary age 78, died Friday, Sept. 3rd, after a short illness. ..... 



Scott, Robert C.

Friday, October 16, 2009 2:00 AM 

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Sharp, Betty

Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:00 AM 

Betty Sharp, 80 FALLBROOK -- Betty Sharp passed away Monday, September 6, 2010 at her home. She was born February 4, 1930 in Covina, ..... 



Sharp, Tara Lynn Relva

Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:00 AM 

Tara Lynn Relva Sharp 2/23/1981 - 9/4/2010 Resident of Citrus Heights Tara Lynn passed away suddenly on Saturday morning, September 4, 2010 at her ..... 



Snipes, Ruby A.

Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:00 AM 

Ruby A. Snipes Resident of Hayward, CA Sunrise April 13, 1929 Sunset, Sunday, September 5, 2010 Ruby departed her earthly home on Sunday, September .....



Stella Bedard (In Memoriam)

STELLA DOROTHY BEDARD Aug. 22, 1920 ~Sept. 10, 2009 89, Of Whittier, California, died September 10, 2009 in Corona, CA at Corona Regional Medical Center. She was born August 22, 1920 in South Attleboro, MA. Stella worked as a Staff Clerk for Pacific Bell for over 20 years. She was a volunteer at Whittier Hospital and St. Bruno Catholic Church where she volunteered over 10,000 hours of her time. Stella is survived by son, Charles Bedard of Riverside, CA and son, David Bedard of Corona, CA; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. ALL MISS HER DEARLY



Stephens, Emani

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 2:00 AM 

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Steven F. Ney

Passed away on September 3, 2010 in Petaluma. Devoted son of Carole and Michael Ney of Petaluma. Adored nephew of Joanne (Ed), Tom (Kathy), Maureen (Jerry), Brian (Cynthia), and Peter. Dear step-brother of Sean Miller and Michelle Matlock. Survived by his childhood friends, Nick, Kevin, Matt, Casey, and Brent and numerous cousins. Age: 33 years. Steven was born in San Francisco, but reared and educated in Petaluma, graduating from Casa Grande High School. He was a wonderful guy with kindness in his heart and a constant smile on his face. His greatest talent was as a drummer. His greatest gift was his love for his family. Friends and family are invited to attend the Memorial Service, Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. at the PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 850 Keokuk St., Petaluma. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Assoc., 1400 N. Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95402.



Steven Robert Blair

A Celebration of Life honoring Steven Robert Blair, 55 years, will be held on Saturday, 1 p.m. at Nadeau Family Funeral Home., Steve passed away in his Fairfield home this past Saturday evening surrounded by his family after having fought a courageous bout of brain cancer., He was born in Livermore on Dec. 16, 1954 and he resided in Fairfield the past 40 years. He was a former owner with his brother Mark in Blair Flooring, then went on to work the last 6 years of his life at the Home Depot. He was very much involved in Nascar and more so with the Raiders., Survivors include his father, Robert, of Fairfield; two sons, Bill (LeAnna St. John) of Vacaville, and Robert (Malissa) of Vacaville; 2 grandchildren, Ryan and Ashley of Vacaville; sister, Cathy Blair (Ron Crawford) of Woodland; sister-in-law, Michelle of Vacaville. His mother, Mary, and brother, Mark, predeceased Steve in 2003 and 2004., Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society , Solano County chapter, 744 Empire St., Suite 206, Fairfield, Calif., 94533. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700.,



Surinder Pal Singh

Surinder Pal Singh passed away on Aug. 31 in San Francisco. He was born in Punjab, India, on Sept. 20, 1947. There will be a viewing Saturday, Sept. 4, at 10 a.m., followed by prayers to begin at 11 a.m., all at Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 524 Elmira Road, Vacaville. Langar, Bhog and Kirtan immediately following at 613 Oregon St., Fairfield., Arrangements by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233,, Share your loved one's story with a Memorial Website.




TOPPING, Louise Passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2010 in Santa Barbara, three days shy of her 94th birthday. She was a well-known figure in Santa Barbara; Louise was a district manager for two generations of Avon Cosmetics. She directed many salespeople starting in the early 60's. Louise virtually single handedly built a small army of people known for the doorbell chime "Ding - Dong Avon Calling."



Terryanne Trumbull-Thane

Passed away on September 6, 2010 in Santa Rosa, California at the age of 49. Terryanne is survived by her husband John R. Thane and daughter Vivian of Sebastopol, stepchildren Theresa (Matt and Claire) and John Jr (Molly). She is also survived by her William Trumbull (Kathryn) of Moses Landing, Washington, nephews Jacob and Joshua Trumbull of Redding, father-in-law Mel Thane Sr. (Rita), brother-in laws and sister-in-laws Steve and Lynn Mannwieler, Dan Thane of Rohnert Park, Carol Rose (Paul) of Carmichael, Steve Thane (Laura) of Belmont, Mel Thane (Chris) of San Carlos, Jim Thane (Arlene) of San Jose, in addition to numerous nieces and nephews. Terryanne was predeceased by her parents Richard Trumbull and Lareanne Fuller. Terry had many extended family members including Ken and Pat Shields of Chico, who provided a warm and loving environment while growing up. Friends and family are invited to attend Memorial Services, Saturday, 12: 30 p.m. September 11, 2010 at the United Church of Christ, 825 Middlefield Dr., Petaluma, Ca. Memorial contributions may be made to Santa Rosa memorial Hospice.



Thomas Brady Schmidl

Thomas Brady Schmidl 68, of Live Oak passed away September 1, 2010 at UC Davis Medical Center surrounded by his loving family, following a short illness. He was born March 31, 1942 in Yuba City. He was a lifelong Live Oak resident. Tom was a farmer for 45 years. He farmed prunes, walnuts and almonds. Tom was a local representative for Sunsweet Growers, a lifetime member of NRA, a member of the Knights of Columbus & a member of the Elks Lodge. Tom loved the outdoors and some of his fondest memories were of his Colorado hunting trips with his sons Brady & Alex. He also had fond memories of his fishing days. Tom was a truly loving husband, father and friend. He will be greatly missed by many. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Peggy Schmidl of Live Oak; sons: Brady (Beth) of Live Oak & Alex of Yuba City; & daughter, Laurie Cunningham of Missouri; parents, Ludwig & Betty Schmidl of Live Oak; brothers: Robert (Sandy) of Gridley, Mike (Kim) of Live Oak, David of Live Oak, & Phillip (Dede) of Yuba City; sister, Virginia Howard of Live Oak; grandchildren: Madelyn Schmidl, Jacob & Jordan Cunningham; numerous nieces & nephews. A celebration of Tom's life will be Friday September 10, 2010 at 11:00 am at St. Isidore Catholic Church 222 Clark Ave Yuba City. Memorial contributions can be made in Tom's name to a charity of your choice. Arrangements under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel. Send Condolences at



Thomas Skelly

Thomas Skelly 1918 - 2010 In San Francisco September 4, 2010, loving husband of the late Margaret A. Skelly; dear brother of Louis Skelly and the late Phyllis Skelly and Frances Leinio; dear uncle of Virginia Denny, Vivian Leinio and the late Ronald Leinio and their families; a retired plumber from the City and County of SF; a member of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry, Local #38; a native of San Francisco; aged 91 years. Family and friends may call Friday, September 10, 2010 after 1PM at SULLIVAN'S FUNERAL HOME, 2254 Market St. Bet No and Sanchez Sts. where there will be a Liturgy Service at 2PM followed by committal in Holy Cross Cemetery.



Thomas, Jean (Wilcox)

Friday, September 3, 2010 2:00 AM 

Jean Wilcox Thomas died August 31st surrounded by family. She was born and raised in Lodi, CA July 25, 1947. Married to Steven John Thomas .....



Tibbets, Lois A. (Barnes)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 2:00 AM 

Longtime Lodi resident Lois A. Tibbets passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2010 at the assisted living facility in Tracy where she had resided ..... 



Tommy George Ortega

Tommy George Ortega, 49, of Palm Springs, Calif. passed away August 27, 2010 in Palm Springs, Calif. He was born April 25, 1961 in Banning. He worked in Pool Construction for over 30 years. He is survived by his son, Martin Ortega of Cathedral City; his sister, Yvette Ortega of Cathedral City; his brother, Sammy Ortega of Palm Springs; his parents, Samuel and Fran Ortega of Cathedral City; his grandmother, Lily Sanchez of Banning, and two grandchildren, Alicia and Elizabeth. Tommy will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was a special person. We will never forget you! Visitation will be from 5-8:00 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Wiefels Mortuary, 690 Vella Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92264. Funeral Mass will be at 9:00 a.m., Friday, Sept. 10, 2010 at Our Lady of Solitude, 151 W. Alejo Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92262. Burial will follow at Desert Park Memorial Cemetery, 31705 Da Vall Dr., Cathedral City, CA.



URZUA, Virginia Torrez

URZUA, Virginia Torrez Surrounded by her loving family, Ginny was called to Heaven on Sept. 2 after a brief illness with Hodgkin?s Lymphoma. She had a passion for life, a giving personality and a hearty laugh. Her love of children was recognized by all who knew her. Ginny was born in Silver City, NM. She moved to Santa Barbara at 9 months of age and graduated from SBHS in 1968. In 1969,




Was born on February 2, 1980 and left our hearts on August 26, 2010 at the age of 30. She is survived by her mother, Adrienne Banales Bartholomew; father, Mark R. Bartholomew; brother, Richard M. Bartholomew; two nephews, Conore and Jackson Bartholomew; grandmother, Stella E. Banales; grandfather, Joe Diaz Banales; all long time residents of San Fernando City; four aunts and one uncle. Services will be held at Mission Hills Catholic Mortuary, 11160 Stranwood Ave., Mission Hills, CA 91345, on Saturday, September 11, 2010; Viewing from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with a Mass to follow at 1:00 p.m., in the Mortuary Chapel. Directors 818-361-7387



VAUGHAN, Raymond Lawrence

VAUGHAN, Raymond Lawrence Raymond Lawrence Vaughan passed away peacefully at home on September 7, 2010, after struggling with Alzheimer?s, and a degenerative nerve disease for several years. Born in Los Angeles August 6, 1925, Ray attended Loyola High, Loyola University, and graduated from the University of Southern California in 1948. He served as a Submariner in World War II.



Valli, Theodore Arne

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 2:00 AM 

Theodore Arne Valli Feb. 24, 1922- Aug. 21, 2010 Resident of Albany Ted was born in Wakefield, Michigan to Isaac and Helga Valli. He ..... 



Vaughn, June E.

Saturday, September 4, 2010 2:00 AM 

June E. Vaughn, 77, of Lodi, died Aug. 30. She was born June 11, 1933 in California. Ms. Vaughn was a homemaker. At her request, ..... 



Verna Drake

Mrs. Verna Drake, 84, of Thousand Palms, Calif., passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on August 27, 2010 due to complications from Parkinson's disease. Verna moved from her native Indiana to San Diego as a teenager where she graduated from La Jolla High School. She married Laddy T. Drake, who became her lifelong partner, in 1960 in San Diego, Calif. She is survived by her husband, Laddy; three daughters, Sydne Hampton, Jacquelyn Smith, and Dawn Keelin; step-son, Steven Drake; step-daughter, Stephanie Ashby; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The memorial service is a private affair.



Vinall, Darin Gregory

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 1:00 AM 

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Vincent Cody Steen

Thursday, January 14, 2010 5:54 PM 

Vincent Cody Steen a lifetime Porterville resident was born in Lindsay, California to parents David and Cathy Steen. He passed away at home on January 10, 2010. He was 26. Vincent is survived by his parents David Vincent Steen and Cathy Connor,...



Virginia A. BOYNTON

BOYNTON, Virginia A. Born January 30, 1963, died August 30, 2010. She attended St. Anthony's High School. Virginia is survived by son, Chad and daughter, Courtney; parents, Jim and Joanne Noel; sisters, Kathleen and Linda Noel; Aunt Mary Pieper; nieces, nephews and cousins. Service Friday, September 10, 2010, 10:00 am, Our Lady of Refuge Burial All Souls Cemetery. Stricklin Snively (562) 426-3365



Vredeveld, Nimmie

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 2:00 AM 

Nimmie Vredeveld, 72 CARDIFF - On September 1st, 2010, Nimmie Vredeveld passed away peacefully at the age of 72 after a valiant battle with ..... 



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Wilford E. Kinsey Jr.

Wilford E. (Bud) Kinsey Jr., 83, passed away August 22, 2010 at his home. Born June 30, 1927 in Fort Wayne, Ind. to Wilford and Adeline Kinsey. He and his wife, Ruby moved to California in 1948 and to the Coachella Valley in 1953. He was a 



William "Boo Boo" Hammock

Born June 3, 1988, he went home September 3, 2010. Boo Boo was a proud Native American who lived for his family, friends and homies. He had a heart of gold and anyone who knew him was truly blessed. He was known by many, loved by many and loved many. Boo Boo was preceded in death by his grandmother Maxine Steel and grandfather Tyke James. He is survived by his mother Debi Steele, father William Hammock, sister Magwoi Steele, nephew Anthony Greco and niece Amara Arellano, his uncles Chemasi, Patrick and Calvin, his aunts Peanut, Karmyn, Liz, Angie and Evonne, grandparents Gene Parrish and William Hammock Sr., and numerous cousins. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service which will be held Friday September 10, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Ave, Santa Rosa. Interment, Santa Rosa Memorial Park Shiloh Addition, Windsor. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES Funeral and Cremation Services 525-3730



William G. Beck

Fire Captain William G. Beck, distinguished retired Pomona Fire Captain, died at the age of 85 on August 30, 2010 at Pilgrim Place Health Services Center in Claremont, CA. He died peacefully with Marjorie, his loving wife of 46 years, by his side. Bill was born on February 14, 1925 in Pomona to parents Leo and Gladys Beck and enjoyed a large extended family. His grandfather John Beck was an early prominent businessman who had 13 children. The family moved to Chino when Leo decided to open Beck's Market, primarily a butcher shop, in Chino. Bill was raised there and graduated from Chino High School in 1942. He spent the remainder of his life as a Pomona resident. In April, of 1948, after holding a variety of jobs and a short stint in the Navy, he joined the Pomona Fire Department. He was influenced in his career choice as a child, watching his grandfather, John respond to fires as a volunteer firefighter. His uncles, Ernie and Bill were also firemen. Bill recalled the biggest fires he fought were the Pomona High School blaze in 1958, the Ganesha Hills fire in 1970, and he told stories of having his engine overrun by fire while assisting on dangerous brush fires in Santa Barbara. Bill enjoyed a distinguished career as Fireman, Engineer, and retired on February 28, 1977 at the rank of Fire Captain after nearly 29 years of loyal, dedicated service with the City of Pomona Fire Department. Near the end of his career and for years after, he compiled the history of the Pomona Fire Department from its inception to 1979 in 66 volumes of hard-copy and pictures, He also served as the President of the Pomona Valley Historical Society with special interest in Pomona's adobes, and was instrumental in the cleanup and maintenance of the Spadra Cemetery where Spadra settlers of the 1800 are buried. Bill had a passion for long range ocean fishing. He especially enjoyed trips out of San Diego and was known as an exceptionally competent fisherman, with immaculate equipment and a jovial disposition. When Bill came in from a trip, he was usually met by one of his brothers with a pickup truck where the catch was iced in the truck bed and driven home for cleaning. The family, and many others remember one trip where the tail fin of a sizable blue fin tuna extended over three feet above the tailgate. He will be remembered for his calm friendliness, even disposition, for his willingness to listen and help others and his integrity. His family will remember his care of other family members, and on the lighter side,all the fish he provided for the family, and his skill at making the family recipe of home-made vanilla ice cream which he brought to all of the family gatherings. Bill is survived by his wife Marjorie Beck, his son Steve Beck and stepsons Mike and Jeff Case, and three step-grandchildren. Also his sisters Jean Papac, Barbara Chandler and Lupe Woodson, his brother Leo Beck, Jr., and by many loving and caring nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by brothers Fred Beck and John Beck. Services will be held at Todd Memorial Chapel on Garey Ave. in Pomona, on Friday, September 10 at 1PM. There will be a public viewing on Thursday, September 9 from 5-8PM. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to VNA Hospice Claremont, 150 W. First St. Ste 270, Claremont, CA 91711.



Williams, Damon

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 2:00 AM 

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Wilson, Wallace E.

Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:00 AM 

Dr. Wallace E. Wilson Feb. 24, 1923 - Aug. 31, 2010 Long-time Fremont Resident Dr. Wallace Eldon Wilson I passed peacefully at 6:15 PM ..... 



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