Saturday, September 11, 2010

California Obituaries 09/11/2010


Alphonse Menanno

A resident of Granada Hills, age 88, died Tuesday, September 7, 2010. Born in Riccia, Italy, Alphonse was the oldest of two boys. He was raised in Jeanette, Pennsylvania, by his parents, John and Carmela Menanno. Alphonse was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel; his parents; one grandchild, Tamika Roske; and brother, Eugene Menanno. Alphonse was a dedicated father and husband, married for 59 years. He was an avid airplane modeler and member of the San Valeers Airplane Club. He was a founding parishioner of St. John Baptist De La Salle in Granada Hills. Alphonse served in both



Andrew Lawrence (Andy) Bowlds

Andy Bowlds, 73, a longtime Willits resident died suddenly of natural causes on Monday, September 1, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, of 53 years, and four children, sons, Rick, who resides in Vickleby, Sweden, Alex and Darin, and daughter, Kelly, all of Willits, eight grandchildren and one great grandson. He is also survived by a brother, Gene Bowlds of Clearlake, and sisters, Julie Ames of Renton, Washington, and Elisabeth Delgado of Shingletown. Andy Bowlds was born June 20, 1937 in Berkeley to parents Larry and Josephine whom preceded him in death along with his youngest brother, Paul. In 1946 the Bowlds family left the Bay Area for Stafford, south of Scotia in Humboldt County. Andy went to grade schools in Scotia and graduated in 1955 from Fortuna High School. The family lost their home in the 1955 flood and moved to Booneville. Andy met Nancy Savage, the love of his life in Philo and they were married October 26, 1957. After starting a family they moved to Willits in 1960 where Andy was employed with Okerstrom Logging Co. for more than 20 years. He was a man known for putting his shoulder to the wheel and was engaged in other businesses, Okerstrom & Bowlds Trucking, Cobo Logging, and Andy Bowlds Logging. After his logging career Andy enjoyed working the past six years as a residential counselor for the Mendocino County Children's Center. In summer 2009 Andy and Nancy traveled to Sweden on a trip hosted by their children for their 50th wedding anniversary. They visited Ulf and Helen Nordin. Ulf spent a year living with the Bowlds family in 1977 as a AFS student at Willits High School. Ulf and the Bowlds family have maintained a loving family relationship for over 30 years. Andy and Nancy returned to Sweden to visit their son, Rick, and the Nordins in January 2010 and took in a short trip to Dublin, Ireland as well. Andy considered it the trip of a lifetime. Bowlds was a family man, always interested and taking part in his kids' activities and stressed education. He was a lifelong learner, always reading stacks of books and often engaged in discussions about the latest news and current events. He died peacefully at home, reading a book. Friends and family are invited to a potluck Celebration of Life in honor of Andy at the family home at 2301 Fort Bragg Rd. on Sunday, September 12 at 2 pm.



Anne Virginia Faren

Anne Virginia Faren was born April 16, 1911 in Buffalo, New York. She later lived in Martins Ferry, Ohio until she moved to Torrance, California in 1942. She worked at McCown Drug Store in downtown Torrance and also for Doak Air Craft as a machinist during the war. She was an active member of the community and belonged to Easter Star, White Shrines, American Legion, and the Normandale Senior Citizen's Club. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones on September 4, 2010. Anne is predeceased by her devoted husband, Robert Faren. She is survived by her loving son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Suzi Faren; her sister, Josephine, of California; her brothers, Charles, of Florida, and Michael of Ohio; and many other dear friends and family members. A private burial will be held at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice in Anne's name. Please sign the guest book at




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Barbara Czekalewski

Saturday, September 4, 2010 3:00 AM 

Barbara, our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend went to join her loving deceased family members in our great heaven above on Aug. 20, 2010.



Barbara J. Orrill

Born Barbara Joan Bentley in Fon du Lac, Wis. in 1933. Barbara Orrill died August 9, 2010 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. She was a long time resident in Los Alamitos, Calif. where she was in Real Estate and generously volunteered her time. She retired to Palm Springs, Calif., where she has lived for the last 12 years. Preceding her in death, her parents, Ralph and Julia Bentley; her brother, Ronald Bentley; her sister, Marilyn Bentley; her beloved husband, Robert L. Orrill. She is survived by her two sons, Carol and Robert Michael Orrill of Flagstaff, Ariz. and Emily and Jon Bentley Orrill of Reno, Nev.; her two brothers, Nina and Richard Bentley of Westport, Conn.; Diane and James Bentley of Fon du Lac, Wis.; her five grandchildren, Meghan, Kristina, Michael, Mandy and Jesse; and five nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be in Palm Springs on Saturday, November 6, 2010.



Betty Lou (Laney) Rogers

Surrounded by family, Betty Lou Laney Rogers, slipped away peacefully, after a battle with cancer, on August 17th, 2010. Betty was born January 16th, 1930 in Indiana to Edward and Pearl Laney. She married Hubert (Joe) Rogers on August 12, 1949 in Redondo Beach. To this union were born 3 children Richard (Doris), Robert Bob (Kim), and Becky. Betty loved sports and was an avid softball player and coach for more than 25 years. In her later years she enjoyed her family, grandchildren, volunteering, and bowling, just to name a few. Betty served as an integral part of PTA , City of Torrance Planning Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, where she received the National Parks and Recreation Award, and also helped start the City of Torrance Yellow Ribbon Girl's Softball Program. All the while she served as president of Tri-Gray YMCA program and volunteered at Torrance Memorial Hospital. Once she "retired" and moved to the Lake House she couldn't help but find a place to lend another helping hand. She then began volunteering at Murrieta Police Department and AARP 43rd Congressional District Committee. She found that was not enough and began volunteering with Riverside County Advisory Council Office on Aging and Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. She loved to help and serve in anyway she could throughout the community and touched many people in her lifetime with her kindness. Betty is survived by her children (above), grandchildren, great grandchildren, (who lovingly referred to her as G.G.) and many special nieces and nephews. She loved and guided her children and grandchildren. All our lives were blessed by her love and we will miss her loving smile and warm hugs. At her request no services were conducted. Interment in the National Veterans Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please donate to a charity of your choice or one she donated to: Lakeland Village Volunteer Fire Dept (Lake Elsinore, Ca.),



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.



Bonnie K. Welinske

Memorial services for Bonnie K. Welinske, 75, of Vacaville, will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Vacaville. She was born in Clinton, Ark., on Sep. 28, 1934, and passed away on Sep. 5, 2010. Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546., , Share your loved one's story with a Memorial Website.



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 ..... 



Britton, Mathew David

Saturday, September 11, 2010 2:00 AM 

Matthew David Britton a San Leandro resident passed away July 19, 2010. Friends and family are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Service celebrating .....



Carmen M. Bowman

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Carolina Esquejo Lumagui

Mrs. Lumagui passed away on the evening of Sept. 7, 2010, in Sacramento., She was born in Manila, Philippines, on Nov. 4, 1958., A Mass of Christian Burial for Carolina Esquejo Lumagui, 51, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 2700 Dover Ave., Fairfield., Viewing will be on Saturday, Sept. 11, and Sunday, Sept. 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. all at Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 524 Elmira Road, in Vacaville. Burial will be at the Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery., Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233.



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



Cecil "C.J." Kosman

Kosman, Cecil "C.J.," 94, of Orange, a Marine Corp Veteran of 



Cecil Ray Lewis

March 22, 1943- August 31, 2010 Cecil Ray Lewis passed away on August 31, 2010, at home with his loving family by his side. Ray was born on March 22, 1943, in Woodlake, CA, to Cecil & Delveno Lewis. He moved to Humboldt County in 1953 at the age of 10. Ray graduated from Arcata High School in 1962, where he met the love of his life, his wife of 47 years, C. Elaine (Norris) Lewis. Cecil worked for Simpson Timber Co. of Korbel for 40 years before retiring. He was a carrier driver, green chain puller, tallyman, & millwright. He loved to fish, camp, hunt, & attend car shows. He was known to run chains at McKinleyville High football games. He was most recently known as "Scoreboard Grandpa" at the M.L.L. softball games, until his cancer kept him from being there, he still rooted on the teams from home. He enjoyed watching his granddaughter's basketball & softball games & his grandsons' football games. He was known for his aggressive cheering at sporting events. He leaves behind 3 children, Sherry (David) Hill, Keven (Tammy) Lewis, & Michelle (Jonathan) Shaddix, 5 grandchildren, Dale, Max, & Fred Elliott, Alexandria (Elliott) Stauffer, & Michaela Hill, & soon to be great-granddaughter Kendra Rae Stauffer, all of McKinleyville. His brother Lennox (Carol) Lewis of Idaho, sister Verla (John) Ross of Ok., his mother-in-law Florence Norris, & brother & sister-in-laws Betty Lopez, Richard Norris, Albert (Ethel) Norris, Gordon (April) Norris, Donald (Maryann) Norris, & Earl (Marlene) Norris & numerous nephews & nieces. He was dad & grandpa to many & a great inspiration to all. He is proceeded in death by his parents Cecil Roy & Delveno Lewis, & sister-in-laws Irene McCullough, Marilyn Norris, & Sharon Norris. Thank you to Dr. Marcelle Mahan & Staff, Hospice, & a very special thanks to Lynn Wilson. Cecil's family would like to express their gratitude for all the love & support all of our friends have given to us through out this hard time in our lives. There will be a memorial service, that includes a potluck, to celebrate his life on Sunday, Sept. 12th at 2 pm at Azalea Hall, 1625 Pickett Road, McKinleyville, CA 95519. Please sign the online guestbook at



Ceragioli, Remo "Ray"

Saturday, September 11, 2010 2:00 AM 

Remo "Ray" Ceragioli Nov. 28, 1933 ~ Sept. 8, 2010 Resident of Walnut Creek Ray Ceragioli passed away on Wednesday after a long struggle ..... 



Clark, Jimon

Thursday, August 26, 2010 2:00 AM 

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Clay Eugene Routh

Clay Eugene Routh, 56, of Vacaville, was born on Aug. 10, 1954., He was the youngest son of Andrew and Jennie Routh, of Porterville, Calif. He entered heaven on Sept. 4. Clay was a proud Army veteran and served at Fort Ord, Calif., and Stuttgart, Germany., For 25 years, Clay took pride being a masonry contractor and the beauty of his masonry projects will remain in the Vacaville-Northern California area for many years to come. He will be remembered as a hardworking, kind and giving man with a lot of personality. Clay loved to scuba dive, and would dive anywhere especially in the warm waters of the Cayman Islands. He was also an avid San Diego Chargers fan., Clay is survived by his son, Jason Routh of Vacaville, Calif.; daughter, Katrina Routh of Vacaville, Calif., and former wife of 30 years, Anita Routh of Vacaville, Calif. He is also leaving behind one brother, Jim Routh of Arizona; two sisters, Paula Morris of San Diego, Calif., and Wilma Gorman of Bakersfield, Calif.; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews., A visitation will be held on Sunday, Sept. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. A funeral-graveside service will be held on Monday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. at the Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery. Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546,,



Collier, Kathleen Gomez

Monday, August 16, 2010 2:00 AM 

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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.,



Curran, John Robert

Friday, September 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

In loving memory of John Robert Curran John Robert Curran, 72 who died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010 in Hayward, CA of an abdominal aneurysm. ..... 




DANIEL, Juanita: 82; of Goleta; died Sept. 8; arrangements by Coast Cities Cremations, Ventura. 



David Lentz Shockley

David Lentz Shockley, 74, of Wickenburg, Ariz. passed away September 2, 2010 in Surprise, Ariz. He was born October 27, 1935, to Charles B. Shockley and Mabel Nichols in Nashville, Tenn. He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Shockley; his son, Bruce Shockley; his sisters, Gwen Smith and Ann Greathouse; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his son, Alan Shockley. Celebration of Life will be at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85024. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Elizabeth Shockley, P.O. Box 2705, Wickenburg, AZ 85358.



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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Deanne M. Mason

Deanne M. Mason 71, of Desert Hot Springs Calif. died on August 20 2010 in Desert Hot Springs. She was born December 18, 1938 to Dwight B. Means and Betty Feick Means in Pittsburgh Penn. She owned ABCDee's Secretarial Services in Palm Springs, and worked at Taxes by Cynthia in Cathedral City, and Glen Realty in Yucca Valley. She was a member of the 222 Club. Deanne is survived by her daughter Kim Mason of Desert Hot Springs Calif., sons Mark Britza (Rebekah) of Desert Hot Springs Calif., Mike Mason of Desert Hot Springs Calif., brother Dwight "Skip" Means of Pittsburgh Penn., 3 grandchildren, Tiffany Rodriguez (Paul), Chase Bone, and Cameron Mason, and 2 great-grandchildren, Sebastion Rodriguez and Justin Rodriguez. Memorial services will be from 3pm to 9pm on September 18 2010 at Sky's Haven Mobile Home Park, 1477 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs Calif. The family suggests that donations be made to your charity of choice in her name.



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... 



Dennis-Wesley, Eva Mae

Saturday, September 11, 2010 2:00 AM 

In Loving Memory Eva Mae Dennis-Wesley Dec. 24, 1954~Sept. 10, 2007 Gone, But Not Forgotten. From Keith, Cash, Robert; Grandkids and the Dennis and .....



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 ..... 



Donald Charles Enright

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Dorothy Mogford

Sunday, September 5, 2010 3:00 AM 

Dorothy S. Mogford died quietly in her Napa home on Aug. 29, 2010, at the age of 93. Beloved wife of Clarkson J. Mogford for



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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Edmond Ramsey

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 3:00 AM

"Eddie Dean" Ramsey, 55, passed away at home Thursday, Sept. 2, from complications of muscular dystrophy. He was born on Nov. 24, 1954, and was raised in Napa. Ed earned his bachelor's degree at



Edward Garibaldi

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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.



Eileen Ryan Cooper

Eileen Ryan Cooper Eileen Caroline Ryan Cooper passed away peacefully on August 23, 2010 in Long Beach, California. She was born in Bangor, Michigan on January 8, 1912. Eileen's parents, James and Zella Ryan, moved to Long Beach in 1920. Eileen had a happy childhood, surrounded by her parents, her older brother, Richard, and younger sister, Patricia. She was raised a good Catholic, in a strong Irish family. She attended St. Anthony's in Long Beach and graduated from Long Beach Wilson in one of its early graduating classes. She eventually graduated from Dominican College, before joining the Navy prior to



Elmer "Smitty" Smith

In memory of Elmer "Smitty" Smith, who peacefully passed away at home on Sept. 3, 2010., Smitty was born on Lodi, Calif., on May 7, 1941. He is survived by his 3 sons, Charles, William and Danny; and two grandsons, Michael and James Smith., Smitty served 4 years in the U.S. Army, completing a tour in Korea. He was a resident of Solano County for more than 35 years, and spent 33 years as a parts manager of Woodard Chevrolet in Fairfield., Along with the love of his wife of 35 years, Kathy, they started the first motorcycle shop in Vacaville in 1976. Ten years later they closed their shop where they became some of the founding members of ABATE Local 17, where they both held numerous offices. Kathy passed away in 2002. Smitty survived 8 more years before being reunited with the love of his life., Services will be held at his home at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 18. All are welcome. Bring your scooter.,



Erica Iantorno

Erica Iantorno Born May 8th, 1974, age 36, passed away unexpectedly on September 7, 2010. Erica enjoyed her final weekend at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco overlooking the beautiful green gardens. She is survived by her parents, Carol and Sergio Iantorno, her older sister Bettina, her younger brother Paul, her United States uncles and aunts, Gary and Sonja Ward, Maurizio and Cristina Iantorno, as well as her first cousins, Alison and Carl Ward, Stefano, Isabella and Sofia Iantorno. She is also survived by her large Iantorno family of aunts, uncles and more than 25 cousins throughout Italy, and her favorite caretaker and friend, Linda Baldisseri. Passionate about writing, Erica fell deep into the illness of anorexia and bulimia at the very young age of 11 and spent 25 years fighting the disease, a journey she detailed in a book she spent her whole life writing. She had a heart of gold and always helped the people around her. She always gave what she had and shared everything that was given to her. She will be missed dearly and there is a place missing in all of our hearts since her passing. The Erica Madeline Iantorno Anorexia & Bulimia Non-Profit Foundation will be founded later this month to fight this terrible disease, which has taken the lives of too many young men and women worldwide, and lead them to the path of freedom. Erica's Rosary will take place at The Green Street Mortuary (649 Green St. @ Columbus), in San Francisco September 14th at 5 pm (Viewing), 7 pm (Rosary) until 9 pm. Erica's funeral will take place at Saints Peter and Paul Church (666 Filbert St.) on September 15th, 2010 at 10:00 am. Flowers can be sent to The Green Street Mortuary (649 Green St., San Francisco, 94133, 415-433-5692). All of the surviving Iantorno members, and Erica's friends and acquaintances, are invited to come Tuesday and Wednesday to celebrate her passing and her freedom and new journey next to Our Lord.



Erma Andersen

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 3:00 AM 

Erma Bernice Andersen passed away at the age of 92, Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, in Vallejo. She was preceded in death by her husband of  



Ernest H. Rosenbaum

ERNEST H. ROSENBAUM MD, Dr. Ernest Harold Rosenbaum, M.D., passed on peacefully on September 7, 2010. Dr. Rosenbaum was a well-known medical oncologist and hematologist living in San Francisco. He also was Clinical Professor of Medicine, Emeritus at UCSF, and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Though he retired in 2006 after 50 years of medical practice (mostly in association with Mount Zion Hospital and UCSF), he continued writing and working on programs to benefit cancer patients, survivors and families until his death., Dr. Rosenbaum was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and in 1943 moved with his family to Albuquerque, New Mexico. He attended prep school on the Stanford campus (Interdale, now Menlo) and later graduated from the Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania in 1947. After attending the University of New Mexico, he attended the University of Colorado Medical School where he received his Medical degree in 1956. From 1956 - 1957 he interned at the San Francisco General Hospital, Stanford Service, and completed his residency at the San Francisco General Hospital, Stanford Service, and Mount Zion Hospital. He additionally trained in hematology and oncology at Tufts New England Hospital Medical Center in Boston and spent a year at MIT with an NIH postdoctoral fellowship. He returned to San Francisco in 1963 and joined John J. Sampson in clinical practice where he specialized in hematology and oncology., Dr. Rosenbaum was especially proud of his service as a captain in the, Medical Corps from 1959 to 1961. Stationed in Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas, he served as the General Medical Officer for the US Air Force Polio Center, an Allergy Center servicing eleven states. In the Air Force, he was flown to different states treating patients in military hospitals and clinics., In 1948, he met Isadora Feldstein, and they were engaged within three weeks and married eleven months later. They celebrated 60th anniversary of their life together as life partners, colleagues, parents and best friends several months before the passing of Isadora. Together they attended college at UNM where Isadora majored in Piano while Ernest majored in Pre-Medicine. Through their life they shared a life long passion for music (especially Opera) and art. In addition, they loved to travel reaching every continent around the world and visiting their children and grandchildren., Dr. Rosenbaum's achievements are many. As a pioneer in providing guidance and supportive information for cancer patients and their families, he authored over 25 books and over 100 articles and presentations. His major accomplishments include the publication of Everyone's Guide to Cancer Therapy (2000, 5th edition), Everyone's Guide to Supportive Care (2005) and Everyone's Guide to Cancer Survivorship (2007). While at Mount Zion he was responsible for forming the Medical Oncology Service, assisted in developing the first genetic counseling service and Art for Recovery program. He helped develop the first hospice in San Francisco with the Regional Cancer Foundation where he was medical director in 1968 and the Cancer Supportive Program at Stanford in 1998. He participated in many research projects in basic science, immunology, melanoma and breast cancer, as well as supportive care, home care, and rehabilitation programs for cancer patients., Together with Isadora they developed home care programs with two books and a video training program. He published twenty-five books on cancer care, supportive care, and survivorship and cancer therapy. His many awards include the first Endowed Chair in Oncology at the University of California, San Francisco, and the Dean's Medal at Stanford for his development of the Cancer Supportive Care Program at the Stanford Cancer Center. He lectured in many countries helping develop a Home Care Program in, Italy, Israel and Nepal. Combining his love of opera and medicine, he served as the medical advisor and physician for the San Francisco Opera for over 40 years., Dr. Rosenbaum believed that his legacy was in "how we care for the sick and dying, often going far beyond the accepted standard of care to check on their wellbeing". Together with Isadora, he tirelessly worked to raise the quality of patient care and awareness for people living with cancer and their families., He was a loving and devoted father to his children Eileen and Josef Marom, Alexandra and Richard von Ehrenkrook, Diane and Richard Shapiro, and Steven and Kate Davis-Rosenbaum. He loved and followed the adventures of his six grandchildren, Rachel and Daniel Marom, Stephanie Shapiro, Miriam Davis-Rosenbaum, Leah and Erik von Ehrenkrook. He is survived by his brothers Jacob and Margie, Arthur and Rona, and his sister Lillian Snyder and Mary Alice Morris., Services will be held on Monday, September 13th, at 11:00am at Congregation Emanu-El, Lake St. at Arguello Boulevard in San Francisco. Interment to follow at Eternal Home Cemetery in Colma., Donations in his memory may be sent to: Rosenbaum-Cancer Supportive Care Fund at Stanford, c/o: The Cancer Survivorship Program in Integrative Medicine, Rebecca A. Shreve Administrative Services Manager, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences School of Medicine, Stanford University, 401 Quarry Road, #3211, Stanford CA. 94305-5717, or The Ernest H. Rosenbaum Cancer Endowed Chair at UCSF, P.O. Box 45339, San Francisco, CA 94145-0339 or to The San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Opera Association, 301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102; or simply do a random act of kindness for someone in need., SINAI MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 415 921-3636



Evelyn Abrew

Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:00 AM 

Evelyn Abrew, age 89, a Calistoga resident for more than 40 years, passed away on Sept. 5, 2010, at her residence with her loving family at her side.  



Evelyn Hammerly

Saturday, September 11, 2010 3:00 AM 

Evelyn "Babe" Hammerly, 88, passed away in Vallejo on Aug. 28, 2010.



Evelyn Henrietta (Beach) Rego

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Evelyn Irwin King

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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.,



Ewer, Rangval

Friday, September 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

Rangval Ewer Resident of Fremont entered peacefully into rest September 6, 2010 in Santa Clara, CA. Born April 23, 1925 in Wyoming, he was .....



Family mourns teen motorcycle racer killed at Indy

Saturday, September 4, 2010 10:38 AM 

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Family members cried and hugged each other for support as pallbearers carried the casket of 13-year-old motorcycle racer Peter Lenz after his funeral Friday at St.


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Filomena T. Ingram

Filomena T. Ingram, 83, of Ft. Collins, CO, passed away in the company of her loved ones on September 5, 2010. Born to Mauro and Lucy Martino Lioy in Brooklyn on April 21, 1927, Filomena attended Evander Childs High School in the Bronx and Hunter College in Queens. She married William T. Ingram in Whitestone, NY in 1958 and served as secretary to his engineering firm, as well as a medical transcriptionist. Filomena and William moved to Santa Rosa, CA in 1988. William passed away in 1991, and Filomena moved to Ft. Collins in 2001. Filomena leaves 4 loving children - John Ingram of Cincinnati, OH, Diane (Brian) Fromme of Ft. Collins, Beryl Nielsen of Napa, CA, and Judy (John) Nelson of Laramie, WY - and 11 grandchildren. She also leaves a brother, Anthony (Lee) Lioy of Bronxville, NY, and sister Anne (Murray) Tondow of Santa Rosa, CA. She was preceded by her sister Antoinette (Vincent) Brown of Whitestone, NY. Memorial services and reception will be held on September 10, 2010 at 4:00, at the Allnutt Drake Chapel in Ft. Collins. Contributions may be sent to Filomena's home church in New York, The Church on the Hill, in care of Allnutt Funeral Services, 650 W. Drake Rd., Ft. Collins, CO 80526



Frances Willson

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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,



Frank Harrigan

Frank R. Harrigan Passed away peacefully in Santa Rosa, CA, surrounded by his loving family on September 7, 2010, beloved husband for 54 years of Catherine E. Harrigan. Loving father of Tom (Shannon) Harrigan, Larry (Laura) Harrigan and Colleen (Herb) McDuffee. Cherished grandfather of Megan, Caitlyn and Brenna. Dear brother of Jim Harrigan, Marge Harrigan and the late Bob, Dick and John Harrigan. Frank was born, reared and educated in San Francisco, CA, graduating from Sacred Heart High School. He enlisted with his close friend, Frank Grimley in the Marine Corps in 1952. Frank spent many years in the deep foundation and marine construction industry, throughout the U.S. and overseas, retiring from J.H. Pomeroy. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, SIRS #58 of Petaluma and a former member of the Penngrove Social Firemen. He was 77 years of age. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 12, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 850 Keokuk St., Petaluma, with the Vigil Service held at 4:00 p.m. Family and friends are also invited to attend the Funeral Mass, Monday, September 13, 2010 at Noon at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 150 St. Joseph Way, Cotati, CA. Interment, Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Petaluma. The family prefer memorials be made to Hanna Boys Center or to your favorite charity.



Frank R. Harrigan

Passed away peacefully in Santa Rosa, CA, surrounded by his loving family on September 7, 2010, beloved husband for 54 years of Catherine E. Harrigan. Loving father of Tom (Shannon) Harrigan, Larry (Laura) Harrigan and Colleen (Herb) McDuffee. Cherished grandfather of Megan, Caitlyn and Brenna. Dear brother of Jim Harrigan, Marge Harrigan and the late Bob, Dick and John Harrigan. Frank was born, reared and educated in San Francisco, CA, graduating from Sacred Heart High School. He enlisted with his close friend, Frank Grimley in the Marine Corps in 1952. Frank spent many years in the deep foundation and marine construction industry, throughout the U.S. and overseas, retiring from J.H. Pomeroy. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, SIRS #58 of Petaluma and a former member of the Penngrove Social Firemen. He was 77 years of age. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 12, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 850 Keokuk St., Petaluma, with the Vigil Service held at 4:00 p.m. Family and friends are also invited to attend the Funeral Mass, Monday, September 13, 2010 at Noon at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 150 St. Joseph Way, Cotati, CA. Interment, Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Petaluma. The family prefer memorials be made to Hanna Boys Center or to your favorite charity.



Franklin "Gene" Fritch

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Fred E. Eppele

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Frederick Miles

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 3:00 AM 

Frederick W. Miles passed away Aug. 29, 2010, in Chandler, Ariz., at the age of 78.  




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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 .....



George "Papa George" Frangadakis

George "Papa George" Frangadakis, July 29, 1917- September 8, 2010, It is with great sadness that the Frangadakis family announces the passing of their patriarch, "Papa" George Frangadakis. A beloved husband, brother, father, uncle, papou, cousin, and friend, George will be forever missed for his humor, his wisdom, his fight, and of course, his huge heart. George is survived by his wife of 69 years, the love of his life, Katherine (or as he liked to call her, "Katie"); brother and sister-in-law Manos and Helen Frangadakis; sister Helen Francis; son and daughter-in-law Dr. Kenneth and Angie Frangadakis; son and daughter-in-law Lonnie and Elaine Frangadakis; and daughter Marilyn Frangadakis Spero. He also leaves behind his adoring grandchildren: George Frangadakis; Naki Frangadakis Bauer and husband Michael Bauer; Alex Frangadakis and Andrea Frangadakis; Michael Spero and Matthew Spero; as well as his great grandchildren Zoe and Dylan Bauer. His two sisters, Beth Dudunake and Mary Crisel, precede George in death., Always a fighter, George was born the surviving twin of Kanakis and Katina Frangadakis in Sunnyside, Utah on July 29, 1917. Yet, the fight didn't stop there; growing up as a first-generation Greek American in the coal mining community of Carbon County, Utah, George had to be quick-witted and tough to survive. In fact, it was at Carbon County High School that George received his self-proclaimed PHD in Street Smarts and Common Sense (an education that served him well in all his business endeavors). Fearful that George would have to work in the coalmines after graduation, Kanakis and Katina moved the family to California with the hopes of better opportunities for their children. George took to the move and at 21 he opened a corner grocery store in Bernal Heights, San Francisco. During, George worked as a supervisor in the Naval shipyards, but not until after the war was George able to pursue his life-long dream of owning a successful nightclub. Venturing into partnerships with his brother Manos, and friends Sam and Pete Pavlos, and Nick Pagonis, George owned up to eight nightclubs in San Francisco. They were all credited with having famous entertainers, including Sugar Ray Robinson, Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, and Harry James. In 1958, George moved his family to Cupertino and opened the Escort Club in Sunnyvale. In 1960, he opened a hofbrau house and called it the Brass Rail. George has continued to manage and operate The Brass Rail, along with his brother Manos, up until present day. A colorful nightclub impresario, George continually changed the theme of his club, keeping it contemporary and popular. He even went to such lengths as incorporating the infamous boa constrictor into the entertainment. Although George embraced the persona of a tough guy on the outside, he is known for his huge and generous heart. He was always the first to proclaim that his greatest wealth was the love of his family, and his greatest joy has been watching his children and grandchildren grow and achieve success and happiness in their lives and respective endeavors. George was proud of his Greek heritage and was a member of the Pan-Cretan Association, Ikaros Chapter for 35 years. He had a great passion of the outdoors, sharing his love for fishing, hunting and camping with his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and many friends. George is also credited as being the founder of the annual Greco-Roman fishing trip. The first trip began with his two sons Kenny and Lonnie, and nephew Michael Frangadakis of Stockton, and has evolved into an annual tradition for the past 40 years, which includes over 200 participants., Prayer service (Trisagion), Sunday, September 12, 2010, 7:00pm at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 1260 Davis Street, San Jose. Funeral services, Monday, September 13, 2010, 10:00am at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, San Jose. Interment at Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga, Ca. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 1260 Davis Street, San Jose, CA 95126, or the Monastery of the Most Holy Theotokos the Life Giving Spring, 38532 Dunlap Road, Dunlap, CA 93621. LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY serving the family, (408) 736-1315.



George Tom Trujillo

George Tom Trujillo, 55, passed away Sept. 4th at his home in Benicia., George was born to Onecimo and Mary Ann Trujillo on June 28, 1955. He worked in the construction industry for more than 15 years. He enjoyed reading, building model cities and his battleship collection., Survivors include his parents; daughter, Gail; son, Benjamin; sisters, Betty Turner and Elsie Trujillo; and brothers, Gilbert and John Trujillo., Interment with military honors will be held at 1:30 a.m. Monday at Sacramento Valley VA National Cemetery, Dixon., Arrangements are under the direction and care of Twin Chapels Mortuary, Vallejo (707) 552-6696.



George Vedamoni

George Vedamoni Aug. 11, 1938-Sept. 7, 2010 Born in the Fiji Islands; passed away peacefully on September 7, 2010, at the age of 72. Loving Husband of Rosie; Beloved Father of Mary, Julie, Edward and Katherine; Beloved Grandfather of Veronica, Roneel, David, George, Radha and Ashley; Cherished Brother of George, Michael and John Moni. Also survived by many relatives and friends. George retired from San Francisco Kaiser Hospital after 33 years of dedication. Friends may visit Sunday, September 12, from 3PM to 9PM and are invited to attend the Rosary/Vigil Service 4PM at DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY, 500 Westlake Ave., Daly City. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, 11 AM at Church of the Epiphany, 827 Vienna Street, San Francisco. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma.



Gerald M. Hilby

Jerry was born on March 27, 1929 in Spokane Washington to John S. Hilby and Agnes O'Halloran Hilby. He died in his cherished Manhattan Beach home on the Strand on September 2, 2010. Jerry would be disappointed in having missed his tee time that morning. He took participation sports very seriously. Jerry lost his right arm as a child of 9, but this didn't hold him back a whit. He was determined and self reliant. Athletically, he did everything and certainly didn't expect anyone's help. He began his professional career as a history teacher in Spokane, WA, then moving to Redlands, CA and finally at Aviation High School in Manhattan Beach. He learned (the hard way) he could earn more money for less work as a lawyer, and have time and resources for community volunteerism. He had a general law practice in Redondo Beach, retiring in 1985. In retirement, he managed his investments, and travelled widely to golf, ski, hunt, and enjoy the world. Longtime Manhattan Beach residents will remember his home as the garden spot of the Strand. Poker players will remember Friday games at his house. In addition to civic improvement in the South Bay, Jerry was a steadfast advocate of education. Education made a big difference in his life, and he worked hard to extend educational opportunities to others, both in the South Bay, and for his 5 grandchildren. Jerry received his BA from Washington State University in 1952 his JD from Loyola University in 1960. His civic contributions were inspiring, including: Trustee, South Bay Union High School District; Trustee, El Camino College (18 years); Director, South Bay Bar Association; Trustee, Southwest Criminal Bar Association; Judge Pro Tem for the Inglewood and South Bay Municipal Courts; District Attorneys Advisory Council, County of Los Angeles; Member, Los Angeles County Environmental Control Committee; Member, Los Angeles County Beach Advisory Committee; Member, Planning Commission, Manhattan Beach; Past Chairman, Board of Zoning Adjustment, Manhattan Beach; Trustee, South Bay Hospital; Past President , Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce; Board of Directors' Redondo Beach Round Table; Board of Directors, Alcoholism Council of the South Bay; Member, Board of Managers for the South Bay YMCA; Past Treasurer, Lincoln Republican Club; Past President, South Bay Athletic Club. Jerry is survived by his two children; Larry Hilby and wife Louise in Manhattan Beach, Heidi Bush and husband Roger in Seattle; 5 grandchildren: Meredith, Daniel, Morgan, Duncan and Ian; and his younger brother Leslie Hilby and wife Molly in Liberty Lake, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and an older brother, Jack. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 1PM at White and Day Chapel, Manhattan Beach with a reception immediately following. In lieu of flowers please send remembrances to: The



Gertrude C. Hill

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Gilbert Paquette

Gilbert (Gil) Paquette, 75, of Thousand Palms, Calif. passed away September 6, 2010, at home with his family by his side, of natural causes. He was born April 24, 1935, to Leo and Evelyn (Day) Paquette at Mi Casita Hospital in Indio, Calif. He attended Palm Springs High School, graduated from Palm Valley Private School's first graduating class. He earned his BA degree at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He married Janine Connor on July 24, 1982 in Palm Springs, Calif. He served in the U.S. Air Force in Japan from 1955-1959 and won the "Tops in Blues" (Tenor) singing contest. He was founder and co-owner of Gil's Drive-in Liquor & Deli in Rancho Mirage in the 1960's for 17 years with his first wife, Nancy Sweeney. He later owned Century 21 Encore Realty in Cathedral City. He served as Mobile Home Commissioner, Council Member and Mayor of Cathedral City. He was a member of Knights of Columbus and



Glen Elwin Hofeldt

Glen Elwin Hofeldt Glen was born in Iowa, as there was no hospital in the Nebraska town were his parents lived. After 2 years his family moved to Colton in San Bernardino, CA. After a few years there they moved to Long Beach in time to experience the earthquake of 1933. Glen graduated from Poly High School in 1938, enlisted in the



Goedert, Edward

Saturday, September 11, 2010 2:00 AM 

In Loving Memory Edward Goedert 02/08/1916 ~ 09/11/2009 A year has passed and it seems like just yesterday that you left us. We hope .....



Green, Rachael

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 2:00 AM 

Post condolences for Rachael Green ..... 



Harry Godshalk

Saturday, September 4, 2010 3:00 AM 

Harry L. Godshalk died on Aug. 30, 2010, at 96.  



Harry L. Godshalk

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Harvey Sullivan

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 3:00 AM 




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 ..... 



Hazel Josephine Scott

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Heather Naomi Beck

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Henry Joseph Finch

Henry Joseph Finch, 85, of Cathedral City, Calif., passed away on September 5, 2010 in Loma Linda, Calif. He was born August 16, 1925 to Henry G. and Cleora Finch in Duluth, Minn. He married June Heikkila on September 18, 1951 in Duluth, Minn. He was a Resort owner for 60 years. He was a member of the



Honey Gibson Metowski

Honey Gibson Metowski age 89, passed away at home in Redding, Connecticut, September 3, 2010. A 48 year resident of Marysville, Honey lived the past 3 years with her daughter and daughter's family in CT. Born at home March 5, 1921 in Childress, Texas, to Claude Osmond Gibson and Lois Amandy (Penick) Gibson, Honey was the second child of six. She attended a rural, one room country school in her early grades and suffered the Great Depression. She graduated high school in 1939 from Clovis, New Mexico. During, , she packed parachutes at Clovis AFB. She then worked as an insurance adjuster for the Fireman's Fund Insurance Group in Albuquerque, NM and was relocated to San Francisco, CA, then to Denver, Colorado. After marrying an Air Force mechanic, she lived with her husband and young daughter in the Alaska Territory and they were there when it was made a state in January 1959. In August of that year, they transferred to Beale AFB, CA. Honey received many Letters of Commendation, Outstanding Performance and Superior Performance Awards for her work as secretary to the Chief of Supply, 100th Supply Squadron, at Beale AFB. After retirement from 26 years of civil service to the Department of the Air Force, sewing, crafting, playing bridge and traveling were her favored activities. She was fond of telling people that she had been in all fifty states. Honey was a skilled seamstress commencing her sewing career at age 6. Tailored women's suits, dresses, and costumes were her specialty. Her sewing and crafts won many blue ribbons and Best of Show at county and agricultural fairs in Connecticut, New York, and California. Doll clothes she made were exhibited at the Stamford Historical Society in Connecticut. Honey joined the Valley Quilt Guild where on Community Service Sew Days, she spent hours sewing over fifty quilts for children in Foster Care. She was also an avid craftswoman and made many beautiful things including numerous Christmas decorations. An Episcopalian, Honey served on alter guilds in Clovis, New Mexico; Anchorage, Alaska; and Marysville, CA. At St. John's Episcopal Church, Marysville, she hand embroidered intricate alter linens and clergy vestments and was a Eucharistic Minister for the home-bound. Quick to say "Can I help?", she volunteered for, , the American Red Cross, Volunteer Tax Assistance Program, Hospice (the bereavement group) and Pink Ladies (at the hospital and their thrift store). Honey was Worthy High Priestess of Faith Shrine of the White Shrine of Jerusalem. Other Memberships included Order of the Eastern Star and the Order of the Amaranth. She co-founded the local chapter of Widows and Widowers and was an original member of the local women's social group Daughters of Leisure (DOLS). She loved going to Seniors for lunch in her later years. Honey was preceded in death by her husband Bronislaw "Pat" Metowski; son Ronald Patrick Metowski; three sisters, Eula Mae Porter, Rose Amandy Hargrow Beck, Patricia Yvonne Land; and brother, Claude Hobert Gibson. Honey is survived by her daughter Roanna Metowski and son-in- law, Victor DeMasi, both of Redding, Connecticut; grandchildren: Mercedes Amanda DeMasi, Orianna Amy DeMasi, Kara Mary Metowski, Brock Patrick Metowski, Michael John Metowski, and Luke Ronald Metowski; sister Judy Kathleen Williams of Ottawa, Kansas, 5 nieces, and 4 nephews. Funeral arrangements were made by Lipp and Sullivan. Service will be officiated by The Reverend Dori Torrey of St. John's Episcopal Church, Marysville, at 1 PM, Tuesday, September 14th. Graveside service follows. Memorials may be sent to St. John's or the, . Burial will be next to her husband in Sierra View Memorial Park, Olivehurst, CA. Send Condolences



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 .....



Ira Lee

Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:00 AM 

Ira John Lee passed away at home, with his family at his side, on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010. He was 89 years old. Born in Pocatello, Idaho, on Feb. 7, 1921, he moved as an infant to San Francisco and at



Irene Macdonald

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Irvin Lathrop

Saturday, September 11, 2010 3:00 AM 

Dr. Irvin Lathrop moved his family from the Midwest to Napa in 1959, becoming Napa's second chiropractor. After building a successful practice, he was appointed to the California Board of Chiropract



Jaime Garza

Jaime Garza was an Amazing Man of God. He stepped into eternity September 4th 2010 at 7:47pm surrounded by his wife and children. All who knew him encountered Jaime's sense of humor and God's love. He was married to the love of his life, Patricia, of 28 years. They met at Southern Calif. College September of 1980 and were married March 27, 1982. Jaime was passionate about his wife and 4 children. There was great amounts of love and laughter between them. Jaime lived his life teaching his children to serve God no matter what. Regardless of illness, sorrow, or loss. You serve till your very last breath. He applied this bible verse: For me to live is Christ and to die is gain. He lived the example of showing people the Love of Christ and to live Christ-Like. Jaime always knew his God-given purpose in his life. He leaves a legacy in his wife and children: Jessica Marie Garza, Michael Jaime Garza, Alex Julio Garza, Brian James Garza. He will be greatly missed by many. Jaime's wife, Patricia, and their children are honored to call him husband and Dad. A celebration of Jaime Garza's life will be held at Champion Life Church, 72745 Hwy 111, Palm Desert, Ca 92260, Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 4pm and 6pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Champion Life Church Building Fund.



James Lazo

Saturday, September 11, 2010 3:00 AM 

James Julian Lazo, 55, of Lodi died Sept. 8. He was born May 15, 1955 in French Camp. 



James Tyler Munson

James Tyler Munson James Tyler Munson died on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, at his residence in Knights Landing. He was 87. Mr. Munson was born July 2, 1923 in Plainfield. He was a graduate of California Polytechnic College in San Luis Obispo. During his time at Cal Poly, he was president of the Agriculture Club and the student council's agriculture representative. Mr. Munson was a Marine in the Pacific theater in World War II, then worked for more than 40 years at the Rice Growers Association of California. His responsibilities included field department manager, planning and engineering director, and public relations director. After retirement, he performed consulting work for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Bangladesh and Russia. He was the founding president of the McKinney Shores Property Owners Association at Homewood along Lake Tahoe, a volunteer with annual fundraisers for the Catholic Church, and the Knights Landing and Robbins volunteer fire departments. Mr. Munson is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dalmira "Nina" Munson; daughters Christine Masters (Norman) and Janette Brooks; son Daniel Munson; sister Darleen Brewer; grandchildren James and Matthew Masters, Rebecca Rodriguez, Taylor Brooks, and Jennie and Thomas Munson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth Tyler and Mary Jane Munson; brother Arthur Avilla; and sisters Georgia Epler and Florence Avilla. Services: A visitation is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12, and a rosary will follow at 6 p.m., at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. An entombment is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 13, at St. Joseph's Cemetery, 860 West St., Woodland. A private reception for family members only will follow entombment Kraft Bros. Funeral Dirs. is assisting the family with arrangements. Donations in Mr. Munson's name can be made to the Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617; the Robbins Community Hall, P.O. Box 68, Robbins, 95676; or Shriners Hospital For Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, 95817. Kraft Bros. Funeral Dirs. is assisting the family with arrangements. Send Condolences at



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.



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Jeanette B. Nofziger

Jeanette B. Nofziger 65, of Loma Rica passed away August 27, 2010. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 3:00PM at the Loma Rica Baptist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Lakeside Colonial Chapel Marysville, CA (530) 749-9277.



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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Joaquin, Terry L.

Friday, September 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

Terry L. Joaquin A resident of Copperopolis Terry L. Joaquin entered into rest in the CCU unit in Stockton, Ca on September 7, 2010. .....



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 Chase, who wrote about Santa Cruz architecture, dies at 57

Thursday, August 19, 2010 9:51 AM 

John Chase was remembered fondly by friends and co-workers as a man who was witty, dressed flamboyantly, had a great sense of humor and a deep love for his adopted town of Santa Cruz, whose architecture and history he chronicled in a book.


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John Lambase

"Johnny" passed away at his home surrounded by family at the age of 88 on September 7, 2010. His family and friends will miss him greatly. Johnny loved life. He will be remembered for his kind nature and the lessons he taught with his smile. He was an individual who believed deeply in the rights of the common man. He worked to insure these rights in his early life and later wrote thoughtful articles and essays that were published in the Los Angeles Times, Daily Breeze and Random Lengths. He was forever young. He ran a half marathon at 50, learned to ski at 60, and rode a bike 100 miles at 70. He was born in Pennsylvania to Mary and Marion Lambase. His father died when he was 7 and his mother remarried Joseph Pirincin, who became his deeply respected stepfather. He served in India in



John Skov

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Jones, Darius

Monday, October 12, 2009 2:00 AM

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Jose Jacinto Delima

Passed away in Santa Rosa, California on September 9, 2010 after a valiant battle with Cancer. He is lovingly survived by his wife of 39 years, Edith A. Delima; Beloved father of Tracy Ayag (Jemal); Adored grandfather of Jase Jospeh; Dear brother of Edward Delima (Helen), Tony Delima (Rita), Mario Delima (Estrella), and Susie Sousa (Tony). He is also lovingly survived by brothers and sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Jose was born in The Azores on November 14, 1945. He served in the Portugese Army, Companhia de Cacadores, as a Corporal for three years. In December of 1969 he immigrated to the United States and settled in Santa Rosa. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid gardener, but his greatest passion was spending time with his grandson. Evening Vigil Rites will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 7:00P.M. at the DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES, 1225 Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa, with visitation beginning at 5:00P.M. Friends and family are invited to meet at the DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 9:00A.M., thence to St. Rose Catholic Church, 398 Tenth Street, Santa Rosa, where a Funeral Mass will commence at 10:00A.M. Committal Services will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Santa Rosa. Daniels Chapel of the Roses Cremation and Funeral Services (707) 525-3730



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.,



Juan Maldonado

Friday, September 10, 2010 3:00 AM 

Juan Miranda Maldonado, 54, passed away Sept. 4 at Queen of the Valley Medical Center. He was born in Mexico on June 21, 1956, to Luis Maldonado and Magdalena Miranda.



Juan Reyes Ibarra

Ibarra, Juan Reyes, 81, of Santa Ana, passed away on September 6. A 



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.,



June Maurer LaBolle

June, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at the age of 81. She is survived by her husband, Victor, three sons, David, Michael, and Eric, and one daughter, Diane (Rosa Kiana) Rossi, as well as nine grandchildren. Daniel, Calista, Kristina, Jeremy, Jeffery, Christopher, Tammer, Ramona, Daniel, Andrew. June was born in Detroit, Michigan. She and her husband were born in the same hospital, though as Victor liked to say, "She came late, as usual" (she was five years younger). June and Victor celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary in 2009. Together they lived in Washington D.C., and California, and moved to Humboldt County in 1986 to be closer to their adult children. She shared her husband's interest in photography, and together they were among the founding members of the Redwood Camera Club. She also was an avid reader and game player with skills in bridge, crosswords, and soduku. June was always concerned about others and she was extremely generous with all. She donated her time and money to many organizations and people.She took on leadership roles with the PTA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, YMCA, as well as serving as a community organizer. She was a registered Democrat who never failed to vote. Intelligent and thoughtful, her family valued and respected her advice, and she gave it freely. In recent years, health problems caused her to struggle. However, she continued to function as the matriarch of the family she created. She was an excellent cook, and passed on her culinary skills to her daughters in law, Lisa, Kathey and Juana. The family suggests that donations be made to UNICEF (1-800-FOR-KIDS) or a charity of your choice. Please sign the online guestbook at



Katherine Alice Willis (In Memoriam)

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Kimberly Truelock

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 3:00 AM 




Kraft, Dorothy

Saturday, September 11, 2010 2:00 AM 

Dorothy was born in Lodi, CA. She attended local schools and graduated from Lodi High in 1939. In 1940 she became engaged to Dave ..... 




Laurie, a resident of Riverside, born on 5/27/1960 in Pomona Ca. passed away on Friday Sept 3 at 



LENZ, Barbara Ann

LENZ, Barbara Ann Past away Wednesday, September 8, 2010, peace fully at her home surrounded by family and friends, after a struggle with cancer. Born in Nyack N. Y. March 5, 1942 to Joseph and Mary John. She grew up in Saugerties, N.Y. and received her primary and secondary Education there.



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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Lauretta Ramirez

Friday, September 10, 2010 3:00 AM 

Lauretta Frances Ramirez, 89, of Lodi, died Sept. 7. She was born in El Reno, Okla.



Lee C. Green

Lee C. Green, age 88 of Danbury, wife of the late Melvin Green. September 10, 2010. The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury. 



Leota Margaret Durham Shawver

Leota Margaret Shawver died at the age of 93 in Santa Rosa, on May 21, 2010., Leota moved to Vacaville in 2001 from Coarsegold, Calif., where she had lived with her husband since 1976. After his death, she wanted to live closer to her two children, Patrice Frary of Sebastopol and Donald Shawver of Fair Oaks., She was an active member of Covenant Community Church. She also was a painting student at the Vacaville Senior Center and enjoyed painting twice-weekly, taking time out during painting class to go downstairs to exercise., In 2004, Leota was chosen by Opportunity House as their Volunteer of the Year and was honored by the city of Vacaville for her services. Leota was an avid reader and was eclectic in her taste, from Mark Twain to Eleanor Roosevelt to Charles Colson. She was interested in world peace and kept up with the United Nations news, but also loved the Giants and the A's and also loved Tiger Woods., She was born in Springfield, Mo., the fourth of 10 children, and raised in the general Tulsa, Okla., area. She graduated from Tulsa high school at age 16 and moved to California in her late teens, residing in Pasadena and Costa Mesa., She married at the age of 24 and had her two children in her early 30s, after moving to northern California. Her active community service years were spent in Fremont, Calif., where she was not only active in her church but also in the local civic affairs of the city. She began painting in the late '60s and continued up until nine months before her death. Her medium was acrylics and like her reading tastes, her painting also showed a wide range of topics, from landscapes, to still life, to small animals., Leota leaves behind her two children and their spouses, Patrice and Steve Frary and their four children, Kathryn, Bryce, Grace and Anna, and five grandchildren; and Don and Peggy Shawver and his three children, Donna, Lee, and Luke, and one grandchild., Her memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 11, at 11 a.m. at Covenant Community Church., In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to either Covenant Community Church - Deacons Fund, or Opportunity House.,



Lillian Jorgesen

Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:00 AM 

Lillian Fern Jorgesen, 90, of Napa, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, at a local convalescent center.  



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 N. Webb

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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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Louis Cardona

LOUIS CARDONA Resident of Grand Terrace, passed away 9/04/2010 at the age of 89. Louis served in the Air Force from 1941-1963. He also worked for the U.S. Post Office for 20 years. Louis is survived by his wife, Anita; daughters, Lupe, Olivia, Marina; sons, Louis Jr. and Mark. Memorial Service on 9/23, 1pm at Montecito Memorial Park and Mortuary. Mass on 9/24, 11am at Christ The Redeemer Catholic Church in Grand Terrace.



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 ..... 



Lydia Martinez

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Lynch, Javaughna

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 2:00 AM 

Post condolences for Javaughna Lynch ..... 



Margery Stafford

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 3:00 AM 

Margery Jane Stafford passed away Sept. 1, 2010 at Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa, six days before her 93rd birthday. Loved ones were by her side.  



Margie Pavey

Saturday, September 11, 2010 3:00 AM 

Margie Pavey, 86, died Sept. 7, 2010, in Sacramento, Calif.  



Marilyn Marks Tenzer

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Marjorie A. March

August 18, 1926 - September 5, 2010 



Mary Kokal

Mary Marcella Kokal, 84, passed away Friday at her home in Vallejo, surrounded by her family., Mary was born to Thomas and Emily Guinane in New Haven, CT, on Nov. 13, 1925. She has lived in Vallejo the past 65 years., She was a clerk with the Solano County Health Department for 25 years, retiring in 1988., Mary was dedicated to her family, was a friend to all, enjoyed dancing and singing and lived life to the fullest., She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 53 years, Joseph, and her brother, Rob., Survivors include her daughter, Mary Jo (Curtis) Brandon; sons, Mike (Rochelle), Steve (Paula) and Rick (Terri); her "other daughter," Susan (Dave) Kukuchka; brothers, Tom, John and Jim Guinane; grandchildren, Shane, Melissa, Danielle, Emily, Rebecca, Marcella, Josie, Eric, John, Alexandra, Wesley and Kyle; and great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Jayden and Owen., Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday with the rosary at 7 p.m. Sunday at Twin Chapels Mortuary, 1100 Tennessee St., Vallejo. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday at St. Basil's Catholic Church, Tuolumne and Nebraska Sts., Vallejo. Burial will follow at All Souls Catholic Cemetery, Vallejo., Memorial contributions are preferred to the Crippled Children's Association.



Mary Mitchell

Mary Atkinson Mitchell, age 98, died Thursday, September 9, at Lockwood Lodge Assisted Living in Newtown. She was born March 12, 1912 in Minneapolis, Minn., daughter of Dorothy (Bridgman) and Frederick G. Atkinson. She was predeceased by two brothers, Frederick Atkinson and William Atkinson, and by her husband of 48 years, Attorney William Mitchell of St. Paul, Minn. She is survived by her three daughters, Dorothy (Dottie) Mitchell Evans and her husband, John M. Evans of Newtown, Constance Mitchell of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Charlotte Merritt Mitchell of Middlefield. Her beloved grandchildren are Sarah Cassidy Evans Karasch and her husband, Boris I. Karasch of Buffalo, N.Y., John M. Evans, III and his wife, Elaine Dimopoulos, of Arlington, Mass. and William Mitchell Evans of Bethel. She also leaves a nephew, Jeff Atkinson, of Wilmette, Ill. After graduating in 1933 from Wellesley College with a major in history and English, Mary traveled abroad in 1934 to pursue a career in journalism. She lived with families in Munich and Freiburg and then traveled to Berlin and Poland, sending letters back to her hometown newspaper, The Minneapolis Tribune. Returning to Minnesota in 1937, she married Attorney William Mitchell of St Paul and the couple moved to White Bear Lake where they began raising a family. In 1953, Mary moved to Washington, D.C., where she lived for 35 years. She took up photography and began local historical research eventually publishing six books: Chronicles of Georgetown Life, 1865-1900 Glimpses of Georgetown, Past and Present; Washington: A Portrait Of A City; Annapolis Visit; Divided Town; and A Walk In Georgetown. Mary moved to Newtown in 1987 and quickly embraced the life of the town. She volunteered for FISH and joined the Flagpole Photographers Club where she met her good friend and hiking companion, Newtown resident, Al Goodrich, now deceased. Mary and Al co-authored three books: Touring Newtown's Past , (about the settlement and architecture of an old Connecticut town); Newtown Trails Book , (now in its fifth edition); and The Remarkable Hun-tingtons, the story of the marriage late in life of Archer Huntington, a New York City philanthropist, and Anna Hyatt, an artist and renowned sculptor from Greenwich Village. Ms Huntington's sculpture of Lincoln on horseback was a gift to the Bethel Library, and Huntington Park, which occupies portions of Redding, Bethel, and Newtown, is a legacy from the Huntington estate. A memorial celebra-tion is scheduled for Saturday, September 25, 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Newtown. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Newtown Historical Society, P.O. Box189, Newtown 06470, or to Kevin's Community Center, 153 South Main Street, Newtown 06470 will be greatly appreciated.



Mary Patricia Gallo

Mary Patricia Gallo, 85, beloved wife and mother, passed away September 3rd 2010 at her home in Sonoma. Mary was born on July 5th 1925 in Eureka, California, to Muriel and Leonard Boulester. She moved to Sonoma with her parents in 1939 and attended Sonoma Valley High School. After graduating in 1944, she moved to San Francisco where she worked for The Call Bulletin Newspaper until she was accepted into the United States Cadets Nurse Corps in Seattle, Washington in 1945. Mary moved to Seattle in March of 1945 and took nurses training at the, . After graduating she returned to Sonoma where she worked for several local doctors for 25 years. Mary was a loving wife to her late husband Guido J. "Babe" Gallo, for 53 years, whom she married on June 4th 1950, after meeting on a blind date on New Year's Eve in 1948. She was also active in Guido's business, "Gallo Bros." by hosting annual extravaganzas that coincided with the release of each years' new car model. For years she volunteered for the Red Cross and after surviving her cancer, began volunteering for the, . She was instrumental in organizing the first breast clinic in Sonoma . Mary was Vice-President of the Saint Francis Mother's Club, an officer of the Ursuline's Mother's Club and a Native Daughter of the Golden West. Mary was a member of the Italian Catholic Federation, the Sons of Italy, and the Lion's Club of Sonoma. Mary was also a member of The Birthday Club; a group of local women who would get together on each other's birthday to celebrate their lives. Mary was a homemaker and very family oriented. She enjoyed cooking large, Italian meals for family. Mary was a loving mother of four daughters; Tricia French of Sonoma, Tina Acordagoitia of Reno, Terisa Gallo-Gaffner of Sonoma, and Tiana Gallo-Pickett of Tulare. She was the Mother-in-Law of Wayne Pickett and Jeff Gaffner. Mary was the grandmother of nine; and great-grandmother of eight. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 11 A.M. at Duggan's Mission Chapel. Reverend Mike Kelly will officiate. Private inurnment will be held at Mountain Cemetary. Donations are preferred to the, , Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice. DUGGAN'S MISSION CHAPEL 525 WEST NAPA ST. SONOMA, CA 95476 707-996-3655



McGinnis, Dennis

Saturday, September 11, 2010 2:00 AM

Dennis McGinnis Resident of Livermore On September 7, we lost a friend known for his gentle manner, loyalty, and love of life. Dennis McGinnis ..... 



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 .....



Melanie Ann Peck

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Michael "Mickey" Ramsay

On August 23, 2010 Michael Ramsay of Santa Rosa passed after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was a wonderful man that was loved by so many. He is survived by his daughter Angela, granddaughter Breanna, as well as his two sisters, Sandy and Debra, his two brother, Dennis and Jack, and several nieces and nephews, and cousins. "Micky" was a hard working, loving and caring man who will be dearly missed and remembered by both his family and his friends. Mike was born in Bremerton, WA in 1942, the family later moved to Paso Robles, CA. Where he graduated from Paso Robles High School in 1960, he then joined the Coast Guard, upon his return from the service he got married and was blessed with his daughter Angela Ramsay. He then moved to Santa Rosa, CA in 1986 where he remained until his passing. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life, on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the "Mobile Home Estates" located at 5761 Old Redwood Highway, Santa Rosa, CA 95403



Michael Harry Schmall

Michael Harry Schmall Michael Harry Schmall 37, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010 in Billings, Montana. He was born Jan. 2, 1973, in Santa Cruz, California and raised in Yuba City. He worked for the Davey Tree Co. and was transferred to Billings, Montana about two years ago. Michael loved his job and co-workers. He was a hard worker and was very passionate about his work. This work allowed him to meet many new people, which he thoroughly enjoyed. He never met a stranger. Michael is survived by his loving wife, Sara, son, Noah, and daughters, Abigail, Sydney and Emily of Billings, and daughter, Courtney of Yuba City; his parents, Dennis and Karen Schmall of Yuba City, his mother, Toni Roja of Sparks, Nevada; brother, Ryan Schmall (Jeanette), of Anderson, California; sister, Jennifer Smythe, of Reno, Nevada; grandmother, Phoebe Aspinall of Lakewood, Colorado; mother-in-law, Donna Gandy; a very special uncle, Greg Bennett; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Michael was preceded in death by his beloved "Papa", Harry Schmall, "Nana", Fern Schmall, and grandmother, Dawn Moser. Michael loved his Lord, Jesus and would desire that his life and death would be useful in drawing others to salvation in Christ. We will miss the exuberant spirit with which Michael lived his life. He was an avid fisherman and loved the outdoors, hunting, and doing archery with his son, Noah. Most of all, he loved his family deeply. He was not afraid to show or speak the love he had for us. His girls are and will always be his "angels" and Noah is and will always be his "best bud". A memorial and "celebration of life" was held Tuesday, September 7th at Faith Evangelical Church, 3145 Sweetwater Drive, Billings, Montana 59102. In lieu of flowers there has been a memorial trust arranged at Stockman Bank, Billings, Montana. Make checks payable to the "Michael Schmall Memorial Fund". There is also a "Helping Hands Fund at Faith Evangelical Church. Make checks payable to "Faith E. for the Michael Schmall family". Send Condolences at



Muriel Roby

Friday, September 10, 2010 3:00 AM 

Muriel Roby, 89, formerly of Lodi, died Sept. 7. She was born Sept. 20, 1920 in Charleston, Ark.



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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Nicolino Carnevale

Nicolino Carnevale, 89, passed away at his home in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. with his family by his side on Monday, September 6, 2010. He was born on October 8, 1920 in New York, N.Y. to Carlo and Vita Maria (Scianimanica) Carnevale. Nicolino proudly served his country in the Merchant Marines as well as the



Obituaries for Saturday, Sept. 11

Saturday, September 11, 2010 2:52 AM 

ALMENDAREZ -- Antonio Almendarez, of Vass, N.C., formerly of Kerman, died Sept. 4. He was in the U.S. Army. Visitation: 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, Palm Memorial Kerman Chapel. Graveside: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Golden Sunset Memorial Park in Kerman. 



Obituaries, Aug. 11, 2010: Matsunami

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 2:05 AM 

Iwao Matsunami Services are Sunday for Iwao Matsunami, who died Aug. 2 in Marin from cancer. He was 62. 



Obituaries, Aug. 16, 2010: Gama

Monday, August 16, 2010 9:32 AM 

Ruben Gama Services are Aug. 18 for Ruben Gama, who died Aug. 11 at Watsonville Community Hospital. He was 75. 



Obituaries, Aug. 26, 2010: Panis, Hopper

Thursday, August 26, 2010 3:41 AM 

Darlene Hopper There are no services for Darlene Audrey Hopper, who died Aug. 19 in San Andreas of natural causes.



Obituaries, August 5, 2010: LeBeau, Brady, Vasquez, Garcia, Jones

Thursday, August 5, 2010 3:32 PM 

Damien LeBeau Services are Aug. 6 for Damien LeBeau, who died July 15 of accidental drowning in Seaside.



Obituaries, Sept. 2, 2010: Anton, Fortenbery, Lyons, Rhodes

Thursday, September 2, 2010 9:05 AM 

Judith Anton Services will be Oct. 23 for Judith Anton, who died Aug. 26 in Aptos of cancer. She was 77. 



Ollerdessen, Gloria Claire

Saturday, September 11, 2010 2:00 AM

Gloria Claire Ollerdessen Resident of Oakland Gloria C. Ollerdessen passed away on September 5, 2010 at her home in Oakland, surrounded by her family, ..... 



Pamela Duncan (In Memoriam)

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Pat Michaels

Pat Michaels, 84, died in Rancho Mirage on August 23, 2010. Pat was born in Superior, Wisc. and moved to Orange County when he was ten. Pat battled lung cancer and other ailments in recent years. He spent his career covering news for TV, radio and newspaper including a society travel column for The Desert Sun. Pat and his wife, Paula, moved to Palm Springs ten years ago where he continued his journalistic work in Newport Beach and in the desert. Pat served in the Marine Corps in combat at Guadalcanal. He and Paula were married 50 years. Michaels had eight children, including four with Paula. Military services were held at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego where he was buried. Donations can be made to the



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,,



Patrick Kevin Riley

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Paul Wayne Dickinson

May 22, 1930 - September 1, 2010 Paul was born to Lee and Pearl Dickinson in Berkley, Calif. and lived in the San Francisco area for 61 years. Paul lived the last 19 years in Cathedral City, Calif. with his partner, Bill Humphries. Paul served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953. He retired from Southern Pacific Railroad after 34 years as assistant to the executive vice president. He was one of five children and is survived by his son, Lowry Mitchell of San Leandro, Calif.; his sister, Arleen Carlson of Concord, Calif.; his brother, Loy Dickinson of Colorado and Arizona; as well as his 19 nieces and nephews. Paul was preceded in death by his sister, Eileen Bourgeois; and brother, Vance Dickinson. Paul genuinely loved people, telling all those jokes, discussing everything from politics to the best brand of scotch, travel, photography, and his amazing movie collection. Paul touched the lives of countless people and maintained his trademark sense of humor to the very end. Friends and family in the Bay area will celebrate Paul's love of life on October 9, 2010. His desert family of friends will toast Paul in his desert home with the date to be announced. Cremation has been pre-arranged with ashes to be spread in the San Francisco Bay area and his beloved desert.



Pauline (Polly) McClary

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Peggy Bowman

Peggy Bowman, who loved the Lord Jesus Christ and is now with Him in Heaven, passed away at the City of Hope on September 3, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born April 30, 1935 in Los Angeles, Calif. She graduated from Whittier College and taught school at Rio Hondo High School as a math teacher and High School Counselor until she retired. She married Glen Bowman in 1956. They lived in Arcadia, Calif. and spent time at a second home in the Desert area. Then they made their home at Chaparral Country Club in Palm Desert in the early 90's. Glen passed away in 1999. Peggy was very active in the Chaparral Woman's Golf Club. She was president of the Women's Golf Club and then served on the board for many years after. She is survived by her long time companion, Vee Syracuse, whom she loved dearly; and her son, David Bowman and his wife, Wendy. Peggy will be truly missed by all her close friends and all that knew her. Peggy was a lady of real class, soft spoken easy to be with and always enjoying life to the fullest. A Memorial Service was held on September 10, 2010 at Sacred Heart in Palm Desert.



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 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.,



Phyllis Gwendolyn Weiner

Weiner, Phyllis Gwendolyn April 19, 1929- September 5, 2010 Phyllis Weiner, of Laguna Hills, CA., passed away with her family by her side. She was 81 years old. Phyllis was born in Philadelphia, PA to Israel and Lena Yussen. She married the love of her life on September 12, 1948, Irving Weiner, who died in 1988. For their honeymoon, they traveled by train to California. They stayed in California never looking back! Phyllis and Irv had four children. Phyllis was hired by Bank of America where she worked herself up the ladder to branch manager. She retired in 1987. Phyllis loved her family, and looked forward to family events. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles; she did them in ink! Phyllis, also, enjoyed playing Mah Jong, going to plays and movies, attending her grandchildren's' activities, eating out with her friends and family, and traveling. Phyllis is survived by her four children, Susan Turner (John) of Sam's Valley, Oregon, Jo Robin Haimovitz (David) of Sherman Oaks, CA., Michelle Kinsbursky (Robert) of Israel and John Weiner (Kim) of San Juan Capistrano. Phyllis was the grandmother of 10 and the great grandmother of 3. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation



Pingley, Robert Lee

Saturday, September 11, 2010 2:00 AM 

Robert Lee Pingley, 68 OCEANSIDE -- Robert Lee Pingley passed away Thursday, September 9, 2010 at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Hospital, Clarksburg, W.V. .....



Ples Green

Ples Green, 80, of Vallejo, passed away following a long illness, at Damaron Hospital, in Stockton, CA. He was born in Arkansas., Ples was a U.S. Army veteran. He worked as a contractor in home construction for 45 years. Ples enjoyed fishing., Survivors include his daughters, Pamela Pope and Gracie Crawford of Vallejo; sons, Lydell Green and Dennis Green of Vallejo; sisters, Blanche Adams of Tracy and Margie Celestine of Stockton; and brothers, Joe Green of Stockton, Oliver Green Jr. of Oakland, Isaiah Green of Lucerne, CA, Albert Green of Stockton and Abram Green of Tracy, CA., Visitation will be held Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Wiggins-Knipp Funeral Home, 524 Capitol St., Vallejo, CA 94591. Services to be held Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Old Path Church of God in Christ, 500 Arkansas St., Vallejo, CA. Burial at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, CA. Arrangements by Wiggins-Knipp Funeral Home, Vallejo, CA.



Poet and publisher George Hitchcock lived a long life of committed artistic independence

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 11:44 PM 

As the publisher of a literary journal, George Hitchcock had many occasions to send out rejection letters to would-be poets and essayists.


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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 ..... 



ROBERT DARROW: 1927-2010 - Town Clock visionary, dies at 83

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 2:28 PM 

SANTA CRUZ — Veteran attorney Robert Darrow, the former Santa Cruz Redevelop­ment Agency chief who spear­headed reconstruction of the iconic Town Clock, died Fri­day.


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St. George, UT - Robert Joseph Reilly passed peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on September 9, 2010. He was born June 5, 1923 in Attleboro, Massachusetts to Joseph Francis and Catherine Agnes Stack Reilly. He married Helen Elizabeth September 11, 1943 in Franklin, Massachusetts. Robert graduated from California State College at Los Angeles with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration. He retired as District Vice President of Manufacturing for Ameron Corporation. He lived in California for 47 years and in Southern Utah for the past 6 years. He was a member of The Elks Lodge of Ontario, California and St. George, Utah, a past member of The




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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.



Ramirez, Lauretta

Friday, September 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

Lauretta Frances Ramirez, 89, of Lodi, died Sept. 7. She was born in El Reno, Okla. Mrs. Ramirez was a high school teacher and taught ..... 



Raymond Perry

Raymond Oliver Perry Went peacefully into the arms of Jesus with his loving wife by his side singing hymns into his ear as he breathed his last on this earth. After a long and hard battle with Parkinson's Disease Ray passed away on the morning of September 8, 2010. Born in Los Angeles in 1928 Ray was preceded into death by his parents, Oliver and Marie Perry, and is survived by his wife of thirty-one years, Angela Perry. Ray leaves behind four delightful daughters; Kati Haycock, Kris DeBerg, Jackie Landsberg and Diane Kemp along with their nine children. He also had a significant impact on the lives of his three step-children, Jon Dick Van Zanten, Jonna Joy McDougall and Jeff Van Zanten as well as being an excellent grandfather to their eight children. Poppy loved God, his wife, his kids, his grandchildren and the Coast Guard and today stands in God's glory. A memorial service in his honor will be held at 3:00pm on Monday, September 13th at the First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame. The family asks that instead of sending flowers you make a donation to



Rayoma Emily Seufert-Baker

, Redwood Creekers, Orick Elementary school and The Orick Rodeo Association. Rae participated in any and all benefits and functions for those in need. Rae's favorite passtime was baking, especially cupcakes, embroidery and spending time with all her family. She was a dedicated wife, mother and a proud grandmother/great grandmother. Rae never knew a stranger and gladly welcomed others into her home. She was preceeded in death by her parents Karl and Mabel Seufert, along with 5 brothers. Graveside services to be held Monday September 13th at 10am at Sunset Heights Memorial Garden in Tillamook Oregon. Arrangements are being held through Wauds Funeral Home in Tillamook. Per Raes wishes, the family requests no flowers for the graveside services. A celebration of life pot luck will follow Saturday October 9th 2010 in Orick at 4pm. All friends and family are welcome. Please sign the online guestbook at



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 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 Harley

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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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Richard Montana

Richard Joseph Montana On September 5th, Richard Joseph Montana passed away peacefully at home in Redwood City. He was born on October 9th, 1945 in San Francisco to Laura and Joe Montana, now deceased. He is survived by his wife, Teresa Montana, his father Tony Gomez of Calistoga, his sisters Anna Montana of Porter Ranch, California and Carmen Baraka of Arcata, California, his nephew Shawn Cunningham of San Francisco, his niece Denise Alpanian of Porter Ranch, California, many great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins who loved him dearly. Rich spent his younger years in various cities around San Francisco and lived for a short period in Reno, Nevada. He then moved to Redwood City where he graduated from Sequoia High School in 1963. He joined the navy in 1963 just before his 18th birthday and served time in San Diego, Alaska, Japan and Vietnam where he remained in the navy until 1966. He moved home to Redwood City and began working for United Airlines as a mechanic from December 1966 until October 2000 when he retired after 34 years of service. Rich always enjoyed his travel benefits of which he utilized right up until he became ill with kidney cancer three months prior to his passing. His favorite pastime was playing golf in Thailand where he lived part time when he wasn't in Redwood City. He leaves behind many family and friends of whom will miss his sense of humor, his love of life and his competitive nature. Rich never complained and was always positive about life, leading the best life anyone could have with no regrets. He was loved and will be missed by us all. At his request no viewing and no services are planned. He will be cremated according to his wishes.



Robert Allan Argo

Robert "Bobby Allan Argo was born in Eureka on September 14, 1949 to Earl Dale Argo and Beverly Jean Littlefield.On August 31, 2010 Bobby passed away in San Francisco, Ca. While under going treatment for cancer. Boby was a Military Veteran, he served as a Medic in Korea. Bobby enjoyed gardening and working in his beautiful yard. He also loved very much all of his dogs and riding his Indian. He was preceded in death by both of his parents. He is survived by his dedicated and loving partner Susan, his brothers George Argo, Scott Argo and wife Karen. He will be greatly missed by his sons Ian and Kai Argo, Adam, Tory and Eric Hennings, Grandchildren Kayley argo, Jillian, Lexia, Jordan and Stuart Hennings, nephew Drew Argo and by his many many friends. There will be a celebration of his life on September 14, 2010 in his beautiful yard at his home in Alderpoint. Please sign the online guestbook at



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 James Wick

WICK-Robert James Wick, died peacefully on Friday September 3, 2010 at his home in San Gabriel. He was born August 28, 1922 in Long Beach, CA, son of Forrest and Winifred Wick. He is survived by his daughter Joyce Wick of San Gabriel, CA and his son James Wick of Huntington, WV. He married Marilyn Lubbring on July 23,1949 and was widowed in 1975. His daughter Diane Quintieri died earlier in 2010. Robert served his country during



Robert Loveless

ROBERT W. (BOB) LOVELESS January 2, 1929 ~ September 2, 2010 Robert W. (Bob) Loveless passed away peacefully at his home in Riverside, CA, on September 2, 2010, at age 81, following a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was born in Warren, Ohio in 1929, and served in the



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 10 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 was Friday. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Wiggins-Knipp Funeral Home, 524 Capitol St., Vallejo. Burial at Sunrise Memorial Cemetery, Vallejo., Arrangements by Wiggins-Knipp Funeral Home, Vallejo.



Robert Munro

Saturday, September 11, 2010 3:00 AM 

Robert Mills Munro (Bob), 88, passed away peacefully on Aug. 30, 2010 at the Veterans Home in Yountville. Bob had served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific on the U.S.S. Menominee ATF73 Fleet Tug.



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 Reilly

ROBERT JOSEPH REILLY St. George, UT - Robert Joseph Reilly passed peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on September 9, 2010. He was born June 5, 1923 in Attleboro, Massachusetts to Joseph Francis and Catherine Agnes Stack Reilly. He married Helen Elizabeth September 11, 1943 in Franklin, Massachusetts. Robert graduated from California State College at Los Angeles with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration. He retired as District Vice President of Manufacturing for Ameron Corporation. He lived in California for 47 years and in Southern Utah for the past 6 years. He was a member of The Elks Lodge of Ontario, California and St. George, Utah, a past member of The



Roby, Muriel

Friday, September 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

Muriel Roby, 89, formerly of Lodi, died Sept. 7. She was born Sept. 20, 1920 in Charleston, Ark. Mrs. Roby enjoyed making quilts and giving .....



Ron Rhondeau

Friday, September 10, 2010 3:00 AM

Exactly four months after his diagnosis of and battle against the most aggressive form of brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme, Ron left us on Sept. 2 at the University of Virginia Medical Center. We 



Ronald Hendrickson

Friday, September 10, 2010 3:00 AM 

Ronald Harold Hendrickson passed away at home with his wife at his side. He was the most gentle, kind, considerate husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather that was and could ever be.  



Rosanna Parent

Rosanna Parent, passed away Sunday September 5, 2010 of Ovarian Cancer, in the comfort of her own home in Desert Hot Springs, Calif. She was born July 2, 1935 in Bradford, Penn., the daughter of Stephen B. Gibson and Ocie V. Burnside. She was a graduate of Townville High School, Townville PA; Westminster University PA - (BA Music); CSU- Northridge CA (BA Geography); CSU- Northridge CA (MA Urban Studies) and was a CFP (Certified Financial Planner) employed by American Express for 17 years. She was a 30-year member of AAUW (American Association of University Women) and was recently elected President of the Palm Springs Branch. She was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Desert, in Rancho Mirage, Calif. and was recently elected to the Board of Trustees. She was an avid reader, with memberships in three book clubs. Gourmet cooking, however, was her passion, as can be attested by the many who dined at her home. She is survived by her husband, Erwin; brother, Jay Gibson of Muskogee, Okla.; and her son, Jay Hanna of Coos Bay, Ore. A memorial service will be a private affair. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the



Roxanne Hatch

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 3:00 AM 

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



Rudolph Edward (Rudy) Gonsalves

Passed away in peace, surrounded by those who loved him, at his home in Santa Rosa on September 6, 2010. He was 82 years old. He is survived by his beloved of 24 years, Jean Kapolchok, his son Timothy Gonsalves, former daughter-in-law Terri Gonsalves, grandchildren Justin, Sheridan and Aimee Gonsalves. He is also survived by his sons Stormy (Rudy) Gonsalves & Mark Gonsalves, granddaughter Dina, & Sarah, brother Edward Gonsalves, sister Ruthe Waasdorf and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sons Randy and William (Billy), and former wife Margie. Rudy was born on October 4, 1927 in Winters California. His boyhood was spent on the family ranch in rural Winters, where he came to learn and love agriculture. Through Rudy's stewardship, the ranch remains in the family today and continues to be farmed. Rudy joined the Navy at the age of 17 and served in the Pacific toward the end of, . After the war, Rudy worked for the state of California in Sacramento. It was there he met Margie Brazelle whom he later married. In 1956, he and his family moved to Santa Rosa, California where he began his career in the gravel industry. Hard work and always striving to do better was part of Rudy's nature. Employed at Kaiser Sand & Gravel, Rudy worked his way up the ranks becoming the division manager of the plant and operations on Eastside Road in Windsor, and on Maxwell Drive in Santa Rosa. Serving the community was also an important part of Rudy's life. He was instrumental in the construction of the Santa Rosa Senior Center on Bennett Valley Road, and the Boys and Girls Club in Windsor. He was an active member of the Windsor Lions Club, Windsor Chamber of Commerce, Sonoma County Alliance, Santa Rosa, , North Coast Builders Exchange and the Santa Rosa Breakfast Club. He also loved flying, owning several private planes, and his ranch where he would go on the weekends, tending to the yard, the walnut orchard and doing a little hunting during dove season. Sadly, since 2005, Rudy suffered from dementia, which claimed his life on September 6, 2010. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Monday, September 13, 2010, at 1:00 pm at St. Eugene's Cathedral 2323 Montgomery Drive Santa Rosa, burial to follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Santa Rosa. Visitation will be on Sunday, September 12, 2010 beginning at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa, CA. Family requests that donations can be made to the Windsor Boys and Girls Club P.O. Box 526, Brooks Road South, Windsor, CA 95492. Daniels Chapel of the Roses Cremation and Funeral Services (707) 525-3730



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 .....



Samuel Morgan Sr.

Rev. Samuel A. Morgan, Sr. Passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family Friday, September 3, 2010. He was a retired pastor and active in the community. Funeral Services will be Friday, September 17, 2010 11:00 AM Third Baptist Church 1399 McAllister Street San Francisco, CA. Visitation will be Thursday, September 16, 2010 5:00 PM-8:00 PM The Bryant Mortuary 635 Fulton Street San Francisco, CA 415/861-4559.



Scott, Robert C.

Friday, October 16, 2009 2:00 AM 

Guest book for Dr. Robert C. Scott III. ..... 



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 .....



Shirley M. Harris

After a brief illness, Shirley Harris died peacefully at home on Friday, August 27th, with her husband and daughters at her side. She had just celebrated her 70th year of marriage to Robert Harris on June 8, 2010. Born in Dixon, Illinois, on November 10, 1922, Shirley Mae Hunt was the seventh of eight children of Charles and Mae Anderson Hunt. With the early death of her mother, Shirley traveled alone to California as a thirteen year old girl. Living with a brother in Southern California, she fondly reminisced about a first plane ride at age 14 that an employer set up with Howard Hughes. When her brother was transferred to Oakland, Shirley moved with him where she then assisted families in Oakland, Piedmont and Berkeley as a nanny. In 1940, she graduated from Berkeley High School; a day later she married her beau, Robert. As a high school graduation present Shirley had received a one-way bus ticket back to Illinois, so Robert proposed that day. Rather than be separated, Bob and Shirley eloped to Reno on June 8th, 1940. While Robert served the US Army in France, Shirley worked at the Oakland Naval yard. After the war, she both worked and cared for her children, while Bob finished his education and worked two jobs. Moving from Oakland to Santa Rosa in 1946 changed the path of Shirley's life. She encouraged her young husband to venture out into his own business; in 1952 Bob joined with Hal Trebbe and they purchased King's Stationery located at 424-4th Street. Trebbe sold out to Robert and Shirley one year later. In the beginning, Shirley did the bookkeeping at King's in addition to rearing four small children. She and Robert had three daughters and one son. For many years Shirley was a member of the First Presbyterian church and later she and Robert helped build the community of the Center for Positive Living Church in Santa Rosa, a community based on Norman Vincent Peale's Christian teachings. "A quintessential mother of the fifties", according to her daughters, Shirley combined raising her children with the pleasures of a social life and abundant friendships. She balanced her commitments at home with those of her friends: she entertained, went to dances and theater and kept a well managed home. She engaged fully in her children's schooling, church, and all extra curricular activities ranging from Brownies to Bluebirds, the study of piano to song. In the sixties, as her children reached adulthood, Shirley turned her interests to education and travel. In 1969 she went back to the Santa Rosa Junior College to study literature, history and art. She tutored adults who could not read or write. She studied painting to capture her favorite landscapes: the mountains, lakes and nature she learned to love over many years of camping, fishing and playing outdoors. From 1957 to 2007, she travelled to nearly every continent. From Russia and China to South America, she used her travel to inform her actions. In the late sixties, she hosted foreign exchange students from Germany and Ecuador; both Rosemarie Feig and Silvia Castillo to this day call "Mom" for advice and friendship. Her family grew far beyond her four children to include those international and local students she helped via educational scholarships. An avid student of life, Shirley enjoyed discovering new ways of seeing: painting, reading, bird watching and tending the palette of her expansive rose garden. She loved music, dancing, cooking and every avenue to community. Shirley described her own life as "so blessed"; she gloried in the friendship of so many remarkable women and men. She regularly called on and assisted her sorority sisters of over 60 years, and her beloved line dance community of the past 25 years. She lived seeking all paths that led her into long and trusted friendships. She was well loved by all persons she met in life, as she radiated humility, caring and love. She was also an advocate for her daughters and their inspiration to take on new challenges. Shirley was preceded in death by her daughter, Lynne Harris Kennedy and by her granddaughter, Madeline Harris Eckel. She is survived by her beloved husband Robert W., her two daughters, Judith Harris-Frisk and husband Jerome Frisk (Santa Cruz) and Shirlee Harris (Sequim) her son, William R. Harris (Aptos). Her grandchildren, Tawn O. Kennedy, (Santa Cruz), Michelle Harris Zolezzi, Joy and Daniel Harris (Nashville), Weston Harris Frisk (Santa Cruz) and Nathalie and Genevieve Harris Eckel (Seattle) all loved their grandmother dearly. Shirley enjoyed one great grandchild, Anthony Zolezzi. A woman of immense generosity, Shirley will be dearly missed by family and friends. A memorial will be held on October 2 at noon at the Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to the Shirley Harris Memorial Scholarship Fund, Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation, 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 or to your favorite charity.



Sjoerd Stewart Halbersma

Passed away suddenly on August 15, 2010 while vacationing on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Stewart was born to Dirk and Sjoukje Halbersma on March 2, 1939 in Ferwerd, The Netherlands and emigrated with his family to Alberta, Canada when he was 13. He moved to California in 1965 and was employed for several years by Greyhound as a bus driver. He then transferred to Golden Gate Transit where he was a driver for 30 years before retiring in 2002. After retirement, Stewart joined the Coast Guard Auxiliary and was honored to participate in their activities, enjoying the camaraderie of fellow auxiliary members. He took pleasure in being on the water and was proud that he had earned his coxswain certification so he could command his boat, Madeline, during USCG auxiliary patrols. Stewart exercised regularly, walking many miles in San Francisco during breaks at work and later at home in Sebastopol. He enjoyed fixing things and spending time on his computer, keeping in touch with friends and family. He delighted in his grandchildren and loved to make them breakfast wearing a chef's hat that proclaimed him "Papa, World's Best Pancake Maker". Stewart spent his last days enjoying his favorite activity, traveling with his wife in their travel trailer. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Stewart is survived by his wife of 49 years, Norma; daughters Alison Edwards (Roy) and Wendy Buchanan (Bernie); and grandchildren Tommy, Tyler, Wyatt, Madeline and Ellis. He was predeceased by his son Jeff. He also leaves his brother Gerrit Halbersma of Thailand, sister Jennie Beute, brother Richard Halbersma and nieces Stacey, Kim and Tamara, and nephew Justin, all of Alberta, Canada. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Service celebrating Stewart's life on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Pleasant Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary, 1700 Pleasant Hill Rd., Sebastopol. Memorial donations may be made to the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 55, c/o Jeff Tuttle, 121 Paulsen Ln. Petaluma, CA 94952.



Snipes, Ruby

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 .....



Stephens, Emani

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 2:00 AM 

Guest book for Emani Stephens, 18, of Richmond. ..... 



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.,



Sylves Benson

Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:00 AM 

Sylves Daren Benson, 86, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010. A longtime resident of St. Helena, Benson is survived by his children, Janet Lickey (Bob), Darryl (Audrey), Slim (Suzanne), Verlyn (Ani 




THEADORE MATTHEW LEE "TED" SNEED Ted, as he was affectionally called, was a loving husband, father, grand- father, brother, uncle and friend, passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2010 only twenty-two days before his 83rd birthday. Visitation will be held Sunday, September 12, 2010, the family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Stone Funeral Home, 355 East 9th Street, Upland, California. Monday, September 13, 2010, A celebration of Ted's life will be held at 9:30 A.M. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 224 West California Street, Ontario, California, Pastor Brian E. Kennedy officiating. He will be laid to rest at 1:15 P.M. at Riverside National Cemetery. Celebration of Life: Mr. Sneed was a devoted Christian who served as a deacon in his church, a family man and a community leader. He was born in Bristol, Oklahoma and moved to Austin, Texas at the age of one. He was a Korean and



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.



Thelma Toman

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Thomas C. Roach

Thomas C. Roach, 85, long time resident of the South Bay, passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at his Riviera home, surrounded by his family. Born in Indio, California on March 20, 1925, he attended St. Clemens Elementary and St. Monica High School, where he played football and baseball. Tom grew up on the beaches of Venice and Santa Monica where he loved surfing and playing volleyball. He served 3 years in the Navy in



Thomas Reeder

Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:00 AM 

Thomas Morton Reeder passed away at his home in Napa, Aug. 19, 2010, of natural causes.  



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 .....



Todd Lawrence Arbogast

Todd Lawrence Arbogast, a lifetime resident of the South Bay, passed away in Torrance, CA on Saturday September 4th, after a 6 year battle against liver cancer. Raised in Palos Verdes, Todd had just celebrated his 59th birthday with family and friends before he passed. A loving father and devoted friend, Todd was an avid golfer, a wine connoisseur, an enthusiastic traveler, a lifelong beachgoer, and at all times - a practical joker. Todd is survived by his two children, Ryan Todd Arbogast and Joanie Michelle Arbogast and was preceded in death by his parents Glenn and Helen Arbogast and his sister Joy Theiss. In what we believe would have been his final wishes, we will celebrate the life of Todd Arbogast by hosting a Memorial Gathering at 410 W Walnut Ave, El Segundo on Sunday, September 12th starting at 4pm. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that his favored charity, the USC/Norris Cancer Hospital or your own charity, be considered. Please sign the guestbook at



Tracy Angela McBride

Tracy Angela McBride, 30, of Palm Springs, Calif. passed away September 7, 2010 in Palm Springs. She was born April 28, 1980, to Dennis and Belinda McBride in Palm Springs, Calif. She worked in the restaurant business for 13 years. She is survived by her daughter, Nevaeh "Queen Bee" Godinez of Palm Springs; her sister, Dayna (Steve) Smith of Thousand Palms; her brother, DJ McBride of Desert Hot Springs; Uncle Richard and Aunt Debbie Godinez; Uncle Mike and Aunt Terry McBride; Aunt Connie McBride; Grandfather Ray McBride; nieces, Kaylie and Lauryn Smith and Ashley McBride and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, father Dennis McBride (Jan. 2000); mother Belinda McBride (Aug. 2006); Grandmother Doris McBride (Oct. 2004); and Uncle Jimmy McBride (Feb. 2001). Celebration of Life will be from 3-6:00 p.m., Wed., September 15, 2010 at Cimarron Golf Club, Cathedral City, Calif. In lieu of flowers, a fund is being set up for Nevaeh Godinez, c/o Dayna Smith, P.O. Box 2064, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270.



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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, .....



Vera Harris

Vera Harris (11/16/1917 - 9/4/2010) Passed away peacefully on September 4. The loving Aunt of Helen Robinson (husband George) and Gene Satrap (wife Vicky). A resident of Burlingame for 60 years, Vera was born in Harbin, China, to Helen and Dmitri Satrapinsky. Vera and family immigrated to the United States in 1929. Vera was predeceased by her sister Marie (Dmitrieff), brother Gene Satrap, husbands Vitaly Lysick and Thomas Harris, and by her son Walter Lysick. While growing up in San Francisco, Vera graduated from Girls High School and then worked in her early years in cosmetology. Friends are invited to attend a Panahida Sunday (9/12) 6:00 P.M. Funeral service Monday (9/13)11:00 A.M., both at the Russian Church of All Saints, Burlingame, followed by burial at the Serbian Cemetery, Colma. The family suggests any donations in memory of Vera be directed to the Russian Church or the donor's choice of charity.



Vickers, Aurora M.

Friday, September 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

Aurora M. Vickers Resident of Newark, CA entered peacefully into rest at home in Newark, CA. Born September 28, 1932 in San Francisco, CA, ..... 



Victor Gonzales Ramirez

Funeral services for Victor Gonzales Ramirez, 63, of Vacaville will be private. Mr. Ramirez passed away in Vacaville on Sep. 8, 2010. He was born in Victoria, Texas, on March 23, 1947. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233.



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 Saleen

Saturday, September 4, 2010 3:00 AM 

Virginia (Ginger) Iola Saleen, 85, passed away July 11, 2010, in Bremerton, Wash.  



Vivian Judith Jordin

Passed away September 2, 2010 at the age of 66. She was born February 8, 1944, and had been a longtime resident of San Pedro. Mrs. Jordin is survived by her loving daughters, Teri Lynn Jordin, Lynda (Jason) Allenegui; 6 grandchildren; sister, Joanne Marckstadt. Visitation will be Thursday, September 16, 2010 from 3:00pm until 8:00pm at the mortuary. Graveside services will be Friday, September 17, 2010 at 12 noon in Green Hills Memorial Park. Please sign the guest book at



Walter Gschwend

Saturday, September 4, 2010 3:00 AM 

Walter Alan Gschwend, 45, passed away on Sept. 1, 2010. He was born Nov. 2, 1964, in Burlingame, Calif., to Barbara and Larry Gschwend.  



Waltha Marie (Byer) Meischke

Waltha Marie (Byer) Meischke Passed peacefully on August 20, 2010. Waltha was born to Walter and Elise Byer on April 25, 1925 at their home on Franklin Road in Yuba City. Waltha graduated from Sutter High School, and married her husband of 66 years, Paul Meischke, on April 7, 1944. She helped Paul finish his education at Montana University following World War II and made warm and happy homes for the family in the U. S. Forest Service in California, including the Mendocino, Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Trinity National Forests. After Paul retired, they moved to California Hot Springs. She never officially retired, but instead helped run a shower unit for the Forest Service, giving clean towels and acts of kindness to fire fighters throughout the western U. S. She taught children at the California Hot Springs Elementary School for many years and was active in the California Hot Springs community. Waltha is survived by her husband, sons, Michael (Tom) and Steven (Lori), daughter Kris Peeples (David), her devoted granddaughter Leslie Meischke and new grandson Benjamin Maravilla; bothers and sisters: Bro, Babe, Bill, Cathy O'Shea and Bunny Parcher and many nieces and nephews. A memorial will be held September 18 at the Native Daughters of the Golden West Hall, 7393 Lyon Street, Sutter, California, beginning at 11 a.m. Send Condolences to



Weibel, Mariane Catherine (Zielske)

Friday, September 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

Mariane Catherine Weibel, age 91, passed away on September 3, 2010. She was born to Guastave R. and Wilhelmina Zielske on February 10, 1919 .....



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 C. Thompson

Bill was born December 21, 1928, on a farm near Laquey, Missouri to Harry and Pearl Thompson. In 1933 the family left the farm and began the Great Depression Migration. During the next years Bill attended seven different schools in four different states by the time he reached the fifth grade. Most years he started the school year in November or December, due to the family working harvesting crops. He was a mediocre student until a wonderful teacher, Phrona E. Bates, got him transferred to her school where she had 11 students and needed at least 12 to be able to keep her one room school operating. Her students included the first to eighth grades. Mrs. Bates changed Bill from the average student he was, to achieving the highest score in a County wide test in Sonoma County, California given during the eighth grade. Bill moved to Humboldt County in 1947 and worked at lumber mills and later as a timber faller until 1951 when he served in the Merchant Marines and The Marine Corps during the Korean conflict. He began his Real Estate career September 14, 1955. He married the love of his life, Juanita, February 22, 1957 in Carson City, Nevada, and they spent their wedding night trying to get over Donner Summit during a huge snow storm so Juanita could get to San Francisco to take her Real Estate Brokers examination. Bill and Juanita spent the next almost 50 years in the Real Estate business, developing Valley West in Arcata, CA, as well as cattle ranching in Oregon and Northern California, and owning and operating three avocado groves in Southern California. Bill was president of the Humboldt County Board of Realtors in 1961, Realtor of the Year, and president of Baywood Golf and Country Club in 1971. Perhaps because of their humble beginnings, Bill and Juanita always had the desire to help worthy people in need. They have set up a fund with the Humboldt Area Foundation, named the "BILL AND JUANITA THOMPSON FUND FOR COMMUNITY BENEFIT". After providing for their heirs and college funds, the balance of the estate is donated to the Humboldt Area Foundation to distribute the income to Hospice, Cancer Society, Senior Resource Center, Alzheimers and other worthy charities. This distribution should exceed $200,000 per year for many years. Juanita died November 10, 2006 from pneumonia. Bill is survived by son Steven; daughter Laurie; brothers Jim and Jeff; sisters Allyne and Norma; and numerous nieces and nephews. At Bill's request, there will be no services. Care is under the direction of Pierce Mortuary, 707-442-3751. Condolences may be left at



William Mott

Thursday, September 2, 2010 3:00 AM 

William Edward Mott, 82, passed away peacefully early Friday morning, Aug. 28, 2010, in the comfort of his home in Napa.  



Williams, Damon

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 2:00 AM 

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Yeoman, Eric Burdett

Saturday, September 11, 2010 2:00 AM 

A Life Well Spent Father Eric Burdett Yeoman III, died at 9 p.m. on August 25, 2010, surrounded by those who knew and loved .....