Sunday, September 12, 2010

California Obituaries 09/12/2010



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Albert Adlers

A memorial service for Mr. Albert Adlers, age 88, of Opelika, Alabama, will be held Monday, September 13, 2010 at 3 p.m. at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home Chapel, with Father Marty McGeough officiating. Visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m, Monday, September 13, 2010 at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home. Mr. Adlers was born January 9, 1922 in Riga, Latvia. He died Friday, September 10, 2010 at East Alabama Medical Center. Mr. Adlers was a graduate of Connecticut State University. Most of his life was lived in Opelika. He retired from Ampex after years of service as a Chemical Engineer for the company. Survivors include his wife, Helena Burns Adlers; his three daughters, Karen (Anthony) Casacalenda, Deborah Ann Pyron, Alberta Boyd; grandchildren, Jennifer Lynn Casacalenda, Mary Casacalenda, Jonathon Pyron, Andrew Pyron, Daniel Pyron and Michael Pyron. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial be directed to The, . Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home and Crematory of Opelika, Alabama directing.



Alberto Nieto Rodriguez

Alberto Nieto Rodriguez, beloved husband of Leticia Rocha Mier, died on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Danbury Hospital. My husband, was born in Mexico City on January 14th 1970. Alberto gave us his love to all of us who had the privilege to share the journey of life with him. He was a loving husband, a giving father with Pedro our son, and deeply involved in Pedro's upbringing and education, and also a committed member of the positive development our community. During Alberto's time with us, he shared his passion of knowledge to serve our society, his fascination for the miracle of life, and his commitment for the long term sustainability to preserve our nature and environment. Alberto devoted himself to be of value to others and society, and he lived among many other values, the value of compassion for others. He has always been a friend, a teacher, and companion for all of us. Alberto will be always with us. Please join us in the religious and memorial service for his departure to our eternal home in heaven with our Lord. At Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 29 Golden Hill Road Danbury, CT 06811-4629 On Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 at 4:30 p.m.



Alyce Elizabeth Eastwood

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Andrew Perolio Jr.

Andrew C. Perolio, Jr. Resident of Rocklin Architect, Born June 6, 1927 and passed on September 1, 2010 peacefully at his home in Rocklin, Ca. Born to Andrew Perolio and Mary Peinetti Perolio in Belleville Illinois. Beloved husband of 57 years to MaryAnn Baker Perolio, Dear Father to Lyn Hart, Drew Perolio, Lee Perolio and Grandfather of Michael and Jack Perolio, Rachel and Ryan Hart, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in his passing by his parents and his brother Gene Perolio of Alton, Illinois. He was greatly loved and will be sorely missed by all, but we are comforted knowing he is in the Hands of our Lord. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Sacramento Valley Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, Freeway Blvd office would be appreciated. Memorial services will be Friday September 17, 2010 at the Santa Clara Mission Cemetery Chapel, in Santa Clara Ca., at 11:00 AM. For a Memorial Website of the "Life of Andy," please go to:



Anita Caldwell

Anita Vandenberg Caldwell Resident of Phoenix, AZ Age 90 years, passed on peacefully in Phoenix, Arizona August 9, 2010. She was born in Los Angeles, California to Samuel and Laura Belle Vandenberg. Anita traveled to many parts of the World as the Wife of Colonel George P Caldwell, USAF Ret. He passed on in San Antonio, Texas in 1990. Anita worked for many years in San Jose for Fuqua and Baptist retiring as their Executive Secretary and personal confidant. Anita loved her home in Saratoga surrounded by many long time neighbors and friends. She greatly enjoyed gardening and traveling following her retirement. Anita will be dearly missed by her daughter Georgia (GiGi) Wilson of Phoenix, her son George of Hawaii. She also leaves behind son-in-law Ron Wilson of Phoenix, granddaughter Marisa Moore of Surprise, Arizona and great grandchildren Avery and Jackson Moore of Surprise. As was her wish, Anita's ashes will be laid to rest at sea in the Los Angeles area in early 2011. Her many friends will be notified well in advance.



Antoinette Ruiz McGill

Antoinette Ruiz McGill April 20, 1925 - July 26, 2010 Antoinette passed away peacefully at the age of 85 at Marysville Care. She was born in Marysville, CA to loving parents Jose & Fausta Ruiz from Spain. She was a devoted wife of 65 years to Gilbert B. McGill and an incredible mother to Faustina DeMar (Bob), Beverly Martinez (Tom), Jackie Calvacante (Chico), and Penny Jackson (Michael). She was an extended mother to Eddie, Jerry, and Linda Young. A cherished Nana to 8 Grandchildren and 7 Great- Grandchildren. She was a Loving sister to her siblings, surviving are Joe, Mary, and Inez. The Ruiz family moved to Oakland, CA where Antoinette became a fashion diva and a fabulous swing dancer with her brother Joe at Sweets Ballroom. She met her Navy husband Gilbert at Playland SF and was married on June 9, 1945. They set-up households in CA, NE, and UT, but CA was always home. She was a member of the Gleaners Org, who serviced the elderly and needy. She was always there for her family & friends with a PhD in life experiences. She joins her parents and siblings, Merle, Steve, Johnny, Bobby, Helen, Annie, Helen Jane, and Anita. She was an angel on earth and now an angel in heaven, until we meet again. A celebration of life will be held at St. Isidores Church, 222 Clark Ave. Yuba City, CA. at 11am on Sept. 18, 2010. Send Condolences at



Ardythe B. Price

Ardythe B. Price 1948 - 2010 Ardythe Price, born Ardythe Bernadeane Sherill Tym, embraced life as an adventure to be lived with the fullest of joy. Ardythe was born in 1948 in Two Hill, Albert, Canada to Doris Eunice Pashniack and Peter Cecil Tym. Ardythe was soon followed by Sharon in 1950 and the twins, Bonnie and Bema in 1954. All four sisters continued to remain close friends throughout their lives and all received their nursing degrees. Ardythe graduated from Walla Walla Academy in 1965. She received a Bachelor in Science from Pacific Union College in 1972 and a Bachelor in Arts from Loma Linda University in 1973. Ardythe became a registered nurse in 1972 and enjoyed a successful career in nursing. She especially enjoyed holding the babies in the delivery unit. On February 14, 1973, Ardythe married John Price in Modesto, California with a Valentine's Day red and pink theme. A little over a year later, Ardythe and John welcomed into the world their daughter, Shelley Jean Price, in March with Steven John Price not soon behind in 1976. Ardythe delighted in motherhood and treasured her family. She took many pictures and established a beautiful and welcoming home. Ardythe organized festive birthday parties, regular family outings to local parks and beaches and miniature golf courses, and road trips to Canada. The family also enjoyed annual trips to Camp Meeting in Soquel, California. Ardythe loved to travel and explore the world. From her explorations of Switzerland and the rest of Europe in her youth, to Caribbean cruises in her twenties and thirties to her tours of Central America in later years, Ardythe reveled in new exciting activities. Her bright, distinctive laugh illuminated her journeys. Ardythe's spirituality was central in her life experiences. She taught Sabbath School during the several years that she raised her family in San Jose, sand remained extremely active at the Yuba City Seventh-day Adventist Church. Ardythe often spoke fondly and excitedly about her many friends at this church, and enjoyed all of the social activities. She felt close with God throughout her life and remained faithful that her entire family would someday be reunited in Heaven. Send Condolences to



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BAKER, Robert A.

BAKER, Robert A. 9/3/1913 - 8/29/2010 Robert (Bob) Arthur Baker, 96, passed away very early on the morning of Sunday, Aug. 29 of natural causes. By his own definition and in the estimation of those who knew and worked with him, he was "an uncommon man."



BOSS, Basil

BOSS, Basil June 7, 1918 - March 12, 2010 Basil was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana. He was sixteen years old in the middle of the Great Depression when his father died, leaving Basil a lot of responsibility to help the family of six children. Still, there was always piano playing and singing in the house. Two of his sisters, Barbara and Midge, survive him. He served in the Rainbow Division in World War II,



Ball, Darryl James

Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:00 AM 

Darryl James "Jim" Ball Born in Alameda, California on January 15, 1951 and passed away on September 8, 2010 in Folsom, CA at the .....



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.



Barbara Jean Hanna McCorkle

Barbara Jean Hanna McCorkle The lovely Barbara Jean Hanna McCorkle passed away Wednesday morning, September 8, 2010 in her home in Yuba City. She had been a Yuba City resident for over 32 years. She was 87. Barbara was born December 22, 1922 in Alameda, California where she grew up and made friends she kept her entire life. She was married for 40 years to her husband John McCorkle, who passed away in 1991. Both Barbara and John shared the same December 22 birthday, although several years apart. She was the unbelievably loving and devoted mother to her two children, John McCorkle of Citrus Heights, CA, and Joanie Lang of Colorado Springs, CO. She was also the grandmother of three wonderful grandchildren she loved dearly, Joe Ziser of Franktown, CO, Emily Ziser of Woodland, CA, and JJ Ziser of Colorado Springs, CO. Every relative was extremely proud to be in her presence and to be a member of her family. In December, 1998 the Appeal-Democrat named her a "Holiday Angel" for her selfless and years-long volunteer work with friends cleaning, repairing and making dolls, doll clothing and doll beds and other love for children for Toys For Tots. She was quoted in the article as saying "Every child, no matter how rich or how poor they are, need something to hug, and I think that's so true." Her friends and family always knew she was a Holiday Angel and much more. Year round. It was in her blood; she could not be any other way. Her successful philosophy on life was written on a small sign above her door. It reads, "Live Well. Laugh Often. Love Much." All friends and acquaintances are welcome at a memorial service on Saturday, September 18 at 11 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 3600 South Walton Ave., Yuba City. In lieu of flowers kindly send a donation in her name to Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607. Final interment will be at a family-only service at the National Cemetery in San Francisco. Send Condolences



Bessie Davis

Bessie Josephine (MacGowan) Davis Bessie Josephine Strong was born in a cowboy line shack in Humboldt County on May 28, 1912. She passed away peacefully in her home at age 98 on August 21, 2010. Bessie, her brother Jerry and sister Carmita were abandoned by their mother, Bessie (Barrett) Strong, at an early age. Their father Charles Nelson "Chip" Strong, being a cowboy, raised them as best as he could. Bessie found herself mothering her brother and sister through much of her childhood in foster homes, cowboy bunk houses and on the Hoopa Indian Reservation. They were taken in and raised by the widow Nancy Bell "Grammy" MacGowan and her family. Clyde MacGowan, Grammy's son, had three children, Jim, Leslie Gene and Lyrle, from a previous marriage. Bessie and Clyde were married in Eureka. They had three more children together, Clyde, Jack and Nancy Bell. Jim developed muscular dystrophy, Leslie Gene came down with polio and Bessie raised this combined family. During the depression, Clyde could not find work so Bessie would hunt robins and cotton tail rabbits for food, while pooling their resources with friends and neighbors, while Clyde looked for work. In 1942, Bessie and her family moved to San Francisco so they could find work and provide for and educate their children. She worked as a grocery clerk for most of her career. In 1969 Bessie retired to a cabin on Azalea Drive, up French Creek, in Scott Valley. She became an active member of a number of local civic clubs, including American Field Service (AFS), Etna Enthusiasts where she was involved in the creation of the swimming pool in Etna, and Evening Star, Chapter #10 of the Order of the Eastern Star of Etna, CA. In all these groups, Bessie was always welcome on the food committee. Bessie married Bert Davis in 1979 and traveled to Alaska to reunite with her brother Jerry and his family. While in Alaska, Bessie was recognized as an Honorary Raven by the Tlingit Tribe. Bessie is survived by her sons Clyde MacGowan, of Alameda, Jack MacGowan, of Etna, and daughter Nancy MacGowan, of Etna, as well as grandchildren Scott MacGowan, of Honolulu, Hawaii, Jennifer Erickson, of Newport Beach, Ginger MacGowan, of Yreka, Robert MacGowan-Perry, of Oakland, Heather Millar, of San Francisco, Karen Stookey, of Ventura, and Sonia Stringer, of Eureka. She is also survived by numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husbands Clyde and Bert, as well as children Jim, Leslie Gene, and Lyrle. Graveside services were held at the Etna Cemetary on Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 11 a.m. Girdner Funeral Chapel handled the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Bessie's memory to Madrone Hospice, 255 Collier Circle, Yreka, CA 96097. Online condolences may be sent to the family at



Betty J. Lindblad

Entered into rest peacefully at home surrounded by her three children in Santa Rosa, California on September 6, 2010. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Glenn Lindblad on June 30, 2009. Betty is survived by her three children, Kathie, Eric (and his wife Judy) and Charlene (and her husband Bill), as well as her loving grandchildren; Josh (and his wife, Johni), Jesse (and his wife, Elyssa), Shannon (and her husband, Robert), Tara, Alex and Dane. Beloved sister of Margaret Spiewak and Robert Marr, both of San Diego, CA and Clinton Marr of Riverside, CA. Betty also leaves behind seven adored great grandchildren She was born in Riverside, CA. on June 7, 1930. Betty loved all animals, was an avid bird watcher, a dedicated homemaker, and especially loved cooking and trying new recipes. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and always gave her family her full support. Betty was born in Riverside, CA and moved to San Diego where she graduated from La Jolla High School. During High School she met and married the love of her life, Glenn. She moved to Santa Rosa in 1987 to be closer to her children and grandchildren. Private family services have been held celebrating Betty's life. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions in Betty's memory may be made to the American Lung Association of California, 115 Talbot Ave., Santa Rosa, CA. 95404. The family was served by Lafferty & Smith Colonial Chapel, Santa Rosa, CA.



Betty Marie Spencer

Betty Marie Spencer 89, passed away on September 10, 2010. Services are pending. Final arrangements under the care of Sierra View Mortuary in Olivehurst, 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.



Bill Mezner

Bill Mezner, 52, of Morgan Hill, Calif., was found dead in his home after a two-alarm fire June 15. 



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 .....



Bruce A. Bisonette

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Caecilia Martens

Caecilia Maria Odillia Martens-Leliveld Resident of San Jose Aug. 14, 1933 - Sep. 6, 2010 Lieve schat, You will always be the Song in our Hearts. Friends are welcome to celebrate memorial mass on Sunday, Sep. 19, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Chapel in O'Connor Hospital, 2105 Forest Ave in San Jose.



Carl Hanson

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Carlos Duenas

Carlos T. Duenas of Oakland on September 8, 2010 Loving Son, Brother, Uncle, Nephew, Cousin and Friend. Carlos was loving, caring and always made everyone laugh. The footprint he left behind was that of a global citizen. So goodbye is not forever, he will only be one step away. Family and friends are invited to attend his Vigil/Rosary on Tuesday September 14, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. at the Santos-Robinson Mortuary 160 Estudillo Ave. San Leandro. The Funeral Liturgy/Mass celebrating his life will be on Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. at St. Elizabeth's Church 1500 34th Ave. Oakland. Interment will be private. Visitation begins Tuesday Noon to 8:30 P.M. at the mortuary Santos-Robinson Mortuary San Leandro 510-483-0123



Carmella J. Imundi

Carmella J. Imundi, lovingly known as "Mel," previously of Reynolds Ridge, Bethel, died peacefully at Pope John Paul II Center for Healthcare on Thursday, September 9th at the age of 70. She was born in Port Chester, N.Y. on August 5, 1940, daughter of the late Alphonse and Anna (Franco) Imundi. Mel was a member of the Danbury Senior Center, where she enjoyed ceramics and singing at area nursing homes. She will be sadly missed by her sister, Theresa Ballantoni and her husband, Charles of Bethel; and her twin sister, Clementina "Tina" Imundi; her nephews, Charles and his wife, Michelle, and Michael Ballantoni; her grandnephew, Christopher, and grandniece, Julianna. Funeral services will be held in the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White Street, Danbury, on Thursday, September 16th at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Port Chester, NY. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m. To light a candle of hope and remembrance please visit our website



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.



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



Cecilia "Ceci" Quinones

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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 ..... 



Charles Hemmings (In Memoriam)

CHARLES Z. HEMMINGS 8/25/1980 ~ 9/12/2005 We love you and treasure your memory every moment of the day. Daddy, Wendy your sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews



Christina "Chris" Chan

Christina "Chris" Chan, 31, died July 9, 2010, of a fall on Eichorn Pinnacle, Yosemite National Park, Calif. An ardent climber, she was also studying for her doctorate in political science at Stanford University.



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. .....



Curtis Breckenridge

Curtis Breckenridge, 69, died Aug. 15. . 




76 of Upland died Sept 5, 2010 at his residence in Upland. He was born Nov 16, 1933 in Tucson, AZ and lived in Upland for 45 yrs. He worked as a veterinarian for 26 years and was a member of Rotary, Kiwanis and Orange Belt Veterinary Medical Assn. He was a veteran of the U.S.




Age 86, passed away Monday, September 6, 2010 at his home in La Canada, California. Dwayne was a proud member of the 



Dave Fulton Douglass

passed away on August 18, 2010 at the age of 91 at his home in Gardnerville, NV after a brief illness. He was born on December 7, 1918 in Berkeley, CA. He grew up in Santa Rosa, CA until the family moved to Oakland,CA. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Oakland. Dave served in, and was a sergeant in the US Army. He married Helen Eklof on November 30, 1945. Dave was a sterotyper for the Oakland Tribune. He was preceded in death by his wife Helen Douglass and many brothers and sisters. He has one surviving sister Betty Capanacci who lives in Santa Rosa, CA. Among his other survivors are daughter's Barbara(Larry/Al) Martinez of Gardnerville, NV. Teri(Mike) Ward of Irvine, CA. Three granddaughters Alison Ward, Tami Martinez and Kim Martinez and four great-grandchildren Austin, Justin, Tara and Amy. At Dave's request there will be no memorial services.



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 Lewis

David Lewis, 54, of Palo Alto, Calif., was a founder of the East Palo Alto non-profit group Free at Last, which supported those overcoming substance abuse problems. He was fatally shot June 9, 2010, in the parking lot of Hillsdale Shopping Center, San Mateo, Calif.



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...



Donald Gould

DONALD ERWIN GOULD 67, passed away from cancer on Tuesday, September 7, 2010. He has lived in Menifee for the last 10 years. Donald is survived by his wife Sandra Gould. EVANS BROWN MORTUARY (951) 679-1114 On-Line Condolences evans-brown



Doris Shrade

Doris Shrade Resident of San Jose Passed away peacefully on Aug. 29 in Elk Grove, CA at 88. She was the youngest of 4 children born in Sheldon, ND to Julius & Helga Nessett. She moved to Oakland, CA as a young woman where she met Frank. They were married 4 months later on Apr. 22, 1950. They were married 52 yrs. until Frank's death in 2002. Doris was an active member of the Lutheran Church her entire life, was a devoted wife & mother and had a strong but gentle faith. She raised four daughters in a loving Christian home. Doris lived with Rheumatoid arthritis for over 40 yrs., defeated breast cancer, survived cardiac by-pass surgery and several major strokes and through it all never complained or lost her faith or her enthusiasm for life. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers Norman & Herald Nessett and her sister, Jane Wiltse. She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Loudon (Colusa, CA), Kristin Westphal (Elk Grove, CA), Julie Hoke (Beaverton, OR), and Gretchen Hargrave (Kirkland, WA), their husbands, 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Remembrances can be made in Doris's name to St. Peter's Lutheran Church or the Arthritis Foundation . A memorial service will be held on Sat., Sept. 25 at 1:00 pm at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 8701 Elk Grove Florin Rd., Elk Grove, CA (916-689-7300) with a reception to follow.



Dorothy Dahl Bird

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Dorothy Gertrude (Graber) Hastings

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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  



Douglass, Dave Fulton

Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:00 AM

Dave Fulton Douglass Resident of Gardnerville, NV passed away on August 18, 2010 at the age of 91 at his home in Gardnerville, NV ..... 



Dr. Joseph L. Waisman

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Duenas, Carlos

Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:00 AM 

Carlos T. Duenas September 8, 2010 Resident of Oakland Loving Son, Brother, Uncle, Nephew, Cousin and Friend. Carlos was loving, caring and always made ..... 




Fretter, Ernest H., 91, of Henderson Nevada, formerly of Cleveland, OH, died Sunday August 29, 2010. He is survived by his son, Ernest F. Fretter. Mr. Fretter was a US 



Eda Giusti

Eda Giusti Peacefully, September 6, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Paul Giusti; devoted mother of Barbara (Bobbe) Maguire and Norman Giusti; loving mother-in-law of Frank Maguire and Diane Giusti; cherished grandmother of Kristen Casey, Mark Maguire, Lisa and Emily Giusti and great grandmother of Ryan and Ashley Maguire; dear daughter of Modesto and Francesca Tognozzi; loving sister of the late Florence Kirschner; also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Age 94. Friends and family are invited to attend the Memorial Mass Tuesday, September 14, 10:30am at Holy Angels Church, 107 San Pedro Rd., Colma. Donations may be made to Vitas Hospice, 39899 Balentine Dr., Suite 161, Newark, CA 94560. The family would like to thank the caring staffs at Mission Villa and Vitas Hospice.



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



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



Elaine Alderete

Elaine Alderete Resident of San Jose Our beloved mother, Elaine Alderete, was a San Jos‚ native born October 28, 1922. She passed away on September 6, 2010, from cancer. She was married for 58 years to our late father Charles P. Alderete, and together they raised us, Charles J. Alderete, Tom Alderete, Cathy McCarthy, Bob Alderete, and Diane King. Mom will always be remembered by us, our spouses and partners, her nine grandchildren, and her eight great-grandchildren (with one more on the way!) She had a brother, the late Phil Azevedo; she is survived by her sister Arline Silveira and a large extended family including many cousins, nieces and nephews, and relatives by marriage. Mom loved children and always made time for them. Elaine grew up on her family's east San Jos‚ dairy ranch, and she adapted in her life to dramatic changes in San Jos‚'s character. After high school she finished a two year program at S.J. State College. She was a member of History San Jos‚, and she pursued her interest in genealogical research, tracing our family's history back to the 15th century. She and Dad traveled extensively in Europe, Tahiti, throughout the United States, Mexico, and her ancestral Azores. Mom was also retired from a business career during which she managed the Peninsula Postal Credit Union and oversaw its growth. She was active in several civic, professional, and charitable groups. In recent years she also tutored children in elementary school classrooms. A memorial mass will be held Wednesday September 15 at St. John Vianney Church at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception in her honor in the church hall. Memorial contributions made to Hospice of the Valley, S.J. would be greatly appreciated.



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.,



Elsie Smith

Elsie M. Smith Resident of San Jose 70, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, September 6, 2010 after battling a long illness. She was a 45 year resident of San Jose CA and worked for Santa Clara County for 34 years at retirement. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of her life. Visitation will be held on Monday, Sept 13, from 6-8pm and Funeral Services on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 11am at DARLING FISCHER Campbell Memorial Chapel, 231 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell, CA 95008.



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 41 years, Roy T. Andersen, who passed in October 1990.  



Esser, Jon Jeane

Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:00 AM 

Jon Jeane Esser "Jonnie" 8-25-1943 - 9-7-2010 Jonnie was born in Abilene, Texas on August 25, 1943 to John and Helen Ball. Born into .....



Eve Bevington

Eve Marie Bevington Feb. 7, 1933- Sept. 1, 2010 World traveler, culinary wizard, jazz buff and nature lover. Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. A trusted and respected friend. Eve passed away peacefully at her home in the early afternoon of September 1st. She was relaxed and at peace with herself and her condition, having spent the last months/weeks surrounded by family and loved ones. Eve is survived by sons Kim (Adri) and Kai (Virgie); grandchildren Sean, Lauren, Leslie (Joe), Martha, Renee (Tommy), & Chico; great-grandchildren Jessica, Mariana, Nia, Makai, Jasiah & soon to be baby Zayden Miles. Private cremation will be September 10, 2010. Eve's ashes will by laid to rest at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, 1500 Mission Road, Colma, CA, at a later date.



Evelyn A. Sackett

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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 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 ..... 




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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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Ferreira, Marjorie (Marge)

Sunday, September 5, 2010 2:00 AM

Marjorie (Marge) Ferreira Resident of Alamo Oct. 13, 1921 - Aug. 23, 2010 Our wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law and friend passed away ..... 



Fleda Fern (Krone) Evans

Fleda passed away on Friday, April 9, 2010, after a long illness. She was born in Long Beach, CA, on January 26, 1924, the daughter of Ray and Vera Krone. Her childhood years were spent in Arcata, San Bruno, and Palo Alto, CA. She graduated from Palo Alto High School, and became one of the pioneers of the Palo Alto Children's Theater. She received her BA from Stanford University in Theater Arts and Costume Design. In 1950 she married William Evans, and on April 8, 2010, they celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary. A year ago Fleda and Bill moved to Loomis, CA, from Los Altos Hills, to be near their family. Fleda shared her love of the theater through teaching drama education at San Jose State University and directing plays for amateur theater groups in her home town of Los Altos, CA. She was an active member of PEO, a service organization which supports academic scholarships for women, and was for many years an active member of a religious theater group called LAMP (Los Altos Methodist Players), directing numerous productions there. Fleda is survived by her husband Bill, her daughter and son-in-law, Lee Evan and Jeff Belfiglio of Bellevue, WA; her son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Amanda Evans of Loomis, CA; grandchildren Evan and Alexander Belfiglio, Silas Brewton, and Carson Evans; her sister Betty Krone Asher of Loomis, and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Shepherd of the Sierra Presbyterian Church in Loomis, CA on Saturday, May 1 at 4:30 PM. Internment will be on an Evans plot in Louisville, KY. Remembrances may be sent to PEO ( in memory of Fleda Evans, Chapter OZ, or to the "UC Davis Foundation" for the Krone Professorship of the College of Engineering of The University of California at Davis">">"> The family also wishes to gratefully acknowledge services of Hospice Care.



Fr. Bernard Dabbene

Fr. Bernard Dabbene A Salesian of St. John Bosco, died Thursday, September 9th, at Alma Via, San Francisco, at the age of 73. Born in San Francisco, January 9th, 1937, his childhood years were spent in North Beach, in the shadow of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Parish. In those years his neighborhood was predominantly Italian families of recent immigrants from Italy. His years of Salesian priestly ministry in the field of education as teacher and administrator were spent in several Salesian high schools in northern and southern California. His most notable pastoral experience was as Pastor of Corpus Christi Church, San Francisco, from 1993 to 1999. Bernard Dabbene is survived by his sister, Barbara Standifer; her three sons: Jason, Derek & Chad, and their families. Family and friends may visit on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, after 6:00PM and are invited to attend the Vigil Service, also on Tuesday, at 7:00PM, and the Funeral Mass on Wednesday, September 15th at 10:00AM, all at Corpus Christi Church, 62 Santa Rosa Ave., San Francisco. Committal to follow at Salesian Cemetery in Richmond at 1:30PM.



Francis Swinton O'Shea

O'SHEA, Francis Swinton A long time resident of Newport Beach, CA. passed away August 11, 2010 at her daughter's home in Boulder Creek, CA. She was 93. Dearly beloved wife of Henry O'Shea who passed away November 2009. They were married 70 years. Frances was born in Carrington, North Dakota and was the last living sibling of seven brothers and sisters. She was an accomplished pianist and an exceptional gardener. She always listened openly, never judged and loved her family with her whole heart. Survived by daughters Kathie McIntyre and husband David, Peggy O'Shea and life partner Jim Hamilton and Mary Frances O'Shea, grandchildren Tom Dahl, Tracey Thompson and Kelly O'Shea, and great-grandchildren Connor and Kelly Thompson and Harland Dahl. Mom has gone to join Dad. Our hearts are hurting but it is comforting to know they are together again as they wanted. No services are planned. Family and friends will gather at Thanksgiving in Newport Beach to honor Frances and Henry. If desired, memorial donations may be made to your local Humane Society.



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

March 14, 1935- September 4, 2010 Franklin "Gene" Fritch, 75, of Eureka, CA passed away peacefully, with family by his side, Saturday, September 4th, 2010. Gene was born March 14th, 1935 to Susan and Marion Fritch of Lakeport, CA. He was the youngest of four children. Gene grew up hunting and fishing and lived in Lakeport until graduating high school. He married Margaret "Peggy" Thorn in 1957 and began his 35 year career with Safeway. A career that took him from Lakeport to Willits to Fort Bragg and in 1968 to Eureka where he remained. He was preceded in death by his wife Peggy and brothers Les and Ken. He is survived by his sister Helaine Downhour of Lakeport. He and Peggy's two children Jan and Don and their spouses Garth Lindquist and Lisa Fritch, as well as many connections to both the Fritch and Thorn families. Gene explored many past times and hobbies but more than anything he enjoyed people. He will be missed by all who knew him. Friends and family are invited to share their memories at his home on Saturday September 25th starting at 1:00 p.m. where there will be an informal celebration of his life. For more information or directions please call 707-498-3246. Please sign the online guestbook at



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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GERIGHTY, Eilene R. Surrounded by her loving family, Eilene passed away peacefully at home on September 3, 2010. She lived a full, rich life having recently celebrated her 92nd birthday. Eilene was born on June 28th, 1918 in Baltimore, MD to inventor William Bright Rearick and socialite Mary Lena Kepler. She was raised in New York where she studied art at The Art Students League and The Grand Central School of Art.




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Broering, Gretchen Born in Indianapolis, Indiana August 18, 1915, Gretchen passed away at her home on Balboa Island, August 27, 2010 of natural causes and surrounded by family, friends and the family doctor. Gretchen's parents, Lawrence and Frieda Broering, moved the family to South Pasadena in the 1920's where Gretchen and her brothers attended South Pasadena High School. After graduation in 1933 Gretchen attended



Gail Mary Galligan

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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 ..... 



Gary Furtado

Gary John Furtado Resident of Belmont Was born on February 01, 1955 and died with grace and dignity on September 02, 2010 with family and friends at his side. He was a loving husband and father. Gary served as a San Mateo Police Officer from 7/15/1981 until his medical retirement on 01/16/2004 due to cancer. Gary leaves behind his wife, Cathy, and sons, Daniel and Matthew. A "Celebration of Life" honoring Gary will be held on Monday, September 13, 2010 at 6 PM at Crippen & Flynn Carlmont Chapel located at 1111 Alameda de las Pulgas in Belmont, California. Crippen & Flynn Carlmont Chapel www.crippenflynn. com (650) 595-4103.



Gary K. Bush

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George Alger

George Maxson Alger Resident of San Jose, CA Aug, 22, 1947-Aug. 17, 2010 George Maxson Alger ended his year-long battle with cancer on August 17. He passed away peacefully at home in the loving care of his wife Marsha and sister Carol. George was born in San Diego and moved to San Jose where he earned a degree at SJSU in Meteorology. He enjoyed a 40+ year career at NASA Ames Research Center. He began as a mechanic and successfully grew his career to include Airborne Science Manager, IT Services Manager, and upon retirement in 2008, IT Branch Division Chief. George's hard work and contributions to his field made him well respected and greatly admired. George held his friends and family in highest esteem. George devoted the same energy, generosity and drive towards building a successful family upon a solid foundation, as he did towards his outstanding career. Spirited son, caring brother, loving husband, sturdy father, proud grandfather - George was all of these things. His is a life well lived, filled with happiness and tenacity, from the first second the to last. He will be greatly missed. George was the much-loved son of Nina Alger and Kenneth Alger (deceased) brother to Shirley Lodge (deceased) and Carol Raynsford (George). He is survived by his beloved wife, Marsha, daughter Amanda Rauch (Pete), son Bryan Alger (Jennifer), grandchildren Jonah and Waverly Rauch, John Caylor (Dana), in-laws Harold and Marie Hill, and many nieces and nephews. Requests for information regarding a Celebration of Life gathering can be emailed to:



George Campbell

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George Howard Campbell

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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 Harter

Glenn Ashbrook Harter Resident of San Mateo Co. April 4, 1920-Sept. 6, 2010 Age 90. Mr. Glenn A. Harter passed away on Monday morning, September 6, 2010 in Burlingame, CA. A native of Castro Valley, CA, he was born to the late Guy and Cora Harter on April 4, 1920. Glenn grew up in Berkeley, where his father and mother owned Harter's Furniture Store. A graduate from Berkeley High School in 1938. He attended College of the Pacific and was recruited by the FBI in 1941 where he served until 1978. Glenn had just received a 35 year membership certificate in the FBI retired agents association. He completed his law degree from George Washington University. Glenn was very active in the boating community. He served as Commodore in 1987 for Coyote Point Yacht Club, Commodore of PICYA in 1988 and President of RBOC, and he was a member of the International Order of Blue Gavel. Glenn is survived by her daughter, Lynette Mary Harter-Breed and her husband, Russell S. Breed; a son Scott David Harter and his wife, Karen; his granddaughter, Heather Christine Jacobson and her husband, Tim; his grandson, Michael Patrick Harter and his wife, Sarah. He also leaves behind his brother, Eugene C. Harter and his wife Joan. Glenn and his wife Mary Day were married on February 6, 1943 by Rev. Peter Marshall at the New York Ave. Presbyterian church in Washington DC. Dr. Marshall was later Chaplain of the Senate and subject of Catherine Marshall's book "A Man Called Peter" which was later made into a movie. Glen and Mary Day spent their last months together at the San Carlos Elms, where Mary Day peacefully preceded Glenn on the morning of August. 26, 2010. Mary Day called on Glenn to join her on the morning of September 6, 2010. Private goodbye services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be expressed to the Recreational Boater of California (RBOC) 925 L Street, Suite 220, Sacramento, CA. 95814 or to the San Carlos Elms, 707 Elm St., San Carlos, CA. 94070



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Gordon Lindstrom

Sunday, September 12, 2010 3:00 AM 

Beloved husband, father, grandfather and respected printing craftsman, Gordon D. Lindstrom passed away peacefully in San Rafael, Calif., on Sept. 5, 2010.



Green, Rachael

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 2:00 AM 

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Grijalva, Alice A.

Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:00 AM 

Alice A. Grijalva, 91 CARLSBAD -- Alice Grijalva passed away Saturday, September 4, 2010. She was born May 10, 1919 in Brawley, Calif., daughter ..... 




HINSON ARTHUR HARRISON "HARRY" Harry Harrison went home to be with the Lord on September 7, 2010. He was born in Guyton, Georgia, on April 18, 1921, to Pearl and Marion Harrison. Harry spent 15 years in the US Army and was a veteran of 



HORVATH, Mary K. Fraze

HORVATH, Mary K. Fraze Passed away Sept. 8, 2010 peacefully in her sleep at Solari Hospice. Born Feb. 14, 1921 in Morgantown, W. VA to Theresa and Nick Nero. She moved to Santa Barbara, CA in 1971, and worked for "I Magnim". She retired in 1980 and moved to Temecula, CA and married Steven Horvath. After he passed in 1992 she moved to Las Vegas, NV and has lived in Del Webb Sun City for the last 18 years.



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Harold McNabb

Harold Douglas McNabb Resident of Sunnyvale Aug. 9, 1920-Aug. 25, 2010 Loving father and husband, Doug was born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada where he was an exceptional athlete, excelling in running, curling, and golf. The youngest of three children, Doug served in the Royal Canadian Air Force in WWII as a Night Fighter Pilot. Doug and his Brother in Law founded the first Curling Club in the Western US in 1958, the still thriving San Francisco Curling Club. For this, and for being Runner Up in the 1961 Nationals (the best showing California has ever made), Doug is known as the "Father of California Curling." Doug, his late wife Phyllis, and their two surviving children, Waid and Brenda McNabb, resided in Foster City for many years. He was a Salesman for Transo Envelope Company for 30 years. Doug and Phyllis moved to Vacaville, CA, then Sun Lakes, AZ in 1993. Doug's passion in later years was golf. In addition to Waid and Brenda, Doug is survived by Nancy McNabb (Daughter in law), and Grandsons Ryan and Sean Mauser, and Cameron McNabb. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Saratoga Prospect Center in Saratoga, Sunday September 26th at 1:30 PM.



Harold Raymond Mancusi-Ungaro Sr., M.D., F.A.A.P.

On September 5, 2010, Harold Raymond Mancusi-Ungaro, Sr., M.D., F.A.A.P., passed away at his California home at the age of 91. Dr. Mancusi-Ungaro was born in Newark, NJ, at home on September 3, 1919. He received his B.A. from Yale University in 1940. Medicine was his calling. He became the eldest in the twelfth generation of physicians in his family when he received his M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in December 1943, part of an accelerated wartime class. During his internship at Newark City Hospital, he met Freda Liebman, his wife of 59 years. Although he chose pediatrics, the war years had him stationed at Finney Hospital in Georgia where he practiced as a psychiatrist. After the war, Dr. Mancusi-Ungaro completed a pediatric residency at New York Hospital. The family settled in Montclair, NJ, where he opened his private practice of pediatrics in their house on January 1, 1949. Professionally, he cared for two generations of children and their children. He retired, thirty years to the day, on January 1, 1979. He and Freda had intended to take three months off to winter in Florida; he never resumed practice. He loved to cook, and made a mission passing his mother's and grandmother's recipes on to the next two generations. In 1996, they moved to Beaumont, TX, to be near their son. They relocated to Santa Rosa, CA in 2002. Dr. Mancusi-Ungaro lost Freda in 2004 after a long illness. In Santa Rosa, he met and later married Sheilah Ryan. He remained active and vibrant until the end. Politics was a constant subject of discussion. He enjoyed many of the local restaurants, and was a proud member and frequent visitor of the Wild Oak Saddle Club in Oakmont. Death came quietly from malignant melanoma. Throughout his life, he easily befriended people, whether his patients, his neighbors, or the local merchants. One Texas friend described him as a true gentleman. He enjoyed a thirty-plus-year retirement. He touched many lives professionally and many hearts personally. He asked his family to celebrate his life, not mourn his death, "I've lived a good life, a long life. I have no regrets. If I had it to do all over again, I wouldn't change a thing." He lived. Vixit. Dr. Mancusi-Ungaro is survived by Sheilah, his two children and their spouses, Harold Jr. and wife Susan Mancusi-Ungaro of Santa Rosa and Donna and husband Robert Hart of Ann Arbor, MI; Harold Jr.'s children, Harold Themistocles Mancusi-Ungaro and his wife Monica of New York City and Marianna Mancusi-Ungaro of New Orleans; Donna's children Robert Eric Hart and wife Erin of Chicago and Deanna Hart of Ann Arbor. A veteran of, , he will be inurned next to Freda in Arlington National Cemetery. The family will communicate the date of the ceremony privately. On Tuesday, September 21, 2010, from 5:30 to 7:30 P.M., friends are invited to celebrate Harold's life at Wild Oak Saddle Club, 550 White Oak Drive, Santa Rosa. Remembrances and memorials may be made in his name to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, 630 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032. Daniels Chapel of the Roses Cremation and Funeral Services (707) 525-3730



Harry Godshalk

Saturday, September 4, 2010 3:00 AM 

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



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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 ..... 



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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



Herb Richards

Herb Richards, 98, founder of the Rotten Robbie gas station chain, died Aug. 29, 2010. 



Hinson "Harry" Harrison

HEMET HINSON ARTHUR HARRISON "HARRY" Harry Harrison went home to be with the Lord on September 7, 2010. He was born in Guyton, Georgia on April 18, 1921 to Pearl and Marion Harrison. Harry spent 15 years in the US Army and was a veteran of



Holly Heather Hayden

Holly Heather Hayden Beauty, brains, a great sense of humor, athletic, and a loving, generous heart, Holly Heather Hayden had it all. Sadly, the bright candle of her life was snuffed out by a tragic act on Sunday, August 29, 2010. A native Californian, born October 19, 1957, she was raised in Orinda, CA where she was a champion swimmer, avid horseback rider, and downhill skier. Holly was a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. During her college years she became a hang glider pilot, a sport she enjoyed for decades. After several years working in computer networking, she settled in her house in Pioneer in 1988. She enjoyed life and outdoor adventures in all seasons, skiing, hiking, climbing, and swimming in mountain lakes. Holly was also very artistic and imaginative, creating jewelry and recycling a variety of "found objects" into both practical and artistic creations. Very caring and always concerned about others, Holly loved people and made friends everywhere she went, even standing in line at the grocery store. Joyous and fun-loving, Holly was also a determined woman who worked hard to overcome challenges in life. Holly worked as a legal assistant, and care giver for developmentally disabled adults. In addition, she had just completed over a year of service doing both office and field work for the 2010 Census. Rebuilding her life after serious health problems and years of struggle attempting to save a failed marriage, this past year had been a very happy one for Holly. She was able to again enjoy many of her favorite sports, have the satisfaction of work well done for the Census, establish new, rewarding friendships, and happily commit whole-heartedly to a fresh, joyous, and truly loving, romantic relationship. Holly Hayden is survived by her parents, Patricia and David T. Hayden, her sister, Hillary Hayden, her brother, David C. Hayden, her nephew, Jet Hayden, cousins Donna Bosco and family, Nicholas Harmer and family, and the Giottonini families of Oregon & Stockton, and dearest friends Rosie Saint Ives and Don Nicodemus, Jr. A memorial celebration of Holly Hayden's life will be held at the Volcano Amphitheater, Volcano, CA on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 4:00 pm. Condolences may be offered via e-mail to the family at . Arrangements have been entrusted to Daneri Mortuary in Jackson, CA.



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.  



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



Isabel Strong

Isabel Worthington Strong Resident of San Mateo Passed away on September 8, 2010, with children by her side, following a car accident. She is survived by her three children, Susan Mary Greef and Maureen Prochaska of Berkeley, Jeffrey Strong Greef of Cupertino, Charles Henry and Caryn Greef and grandson Joseph Karl of Louisville, Colorado. She was the daughter of Isabella Landon Liecty and Henry Taft Strong of Massachusetts and sister of Charles Minot Strong (deceased), Sally Goodrich Straus and Rosamond Thaxter Halle, both of MA. Born in Pittsfield, MA on June 5, 1930, Isabel moved to the Bay Area when she was twenty. She just celebrated her 80th birthday with family and friends. Ibby was a staunch advocate of liberal politics. She loved the earth and animals, especially her beloved dog Lucy. She also loved to sing and the music of J.S. Bach. She wanted us to always remember to recycle, and to "Ask first what this will do to the earth." A memorial service will be held at a later date. Contact for details.




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JESUS M. HIDALGO Age 80, of San Bernardino, passed away on September 9, 2010, in the comfort of his home, and in the presence of his two sons, David and Jess Hidalgo. He is survived by his wife, Stella; brother & sister Arturo and Inez Garcia. He is a veteran of the




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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.



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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 Richard Mays

Passed away at home from emphysema on September 6, 2010. Beloved son of the late James and Edna Mays. He is survived by his children Kimberly Mantel and husband Mike of Princeton, IL, Helen Phillips and husband Tim of Phoenix, AZ, Charles Mays and wife Dawn of Plainfield, IL, and Linda Alvarez and husband Jose of Warrenville, IL; 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; Aunt Charlotte, cousins and many friends. A native of Russellville, OH, age 75. He served in the, . A resident of Rohnert Park for over 20 years and Owner of R & B Pool Service from 1990 to 2002. James enjoyed flying and swimming. "I'd rather be flying." Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 3:00 PM at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa. Private Inurnment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to, , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran St., Petaluma, CA 94952 Daniels Chapel of the Roses Cremation and Funeral Services (707) 525-3730



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.



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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Joan Edwards

Joan Edwards Oakland resident Joan Edwards died September 2 of lupus-related complications. Joan was born in Detroit on February 28, 1954. She was raised in Traverse City, Michigan and attended the, School of Art & Design, graduating in 1976 with honors. Subsequently Joan was the art director at the Santa Barbara News & Review, Inside Tennis, Family Magazine and many book projects for Bay Area publishing firm Conari Press. Little of that does justice to her legacy - a life of music and art, wit and empathy, compassion and most of all, sincerity. Whether through drawing, music or conversation, Joan always sought to create, to connect with people in the most genuine way possible. She is survived by her husband and soul mate of 28 years, Joel Drucker, as well as her stepmother, Elizabeth Rollert; and three siblings, Tom, Joyce and Jim. No flowers, please. Donations can be made to the Bay Area Lupus Foundation.



Joaquin, Robert John

Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:00 AM 

Robert John Joaquin 1/7/41 -04/12/06 Happy 51st Anniversary My Love We had 51 years together as sweethearts and husband and wife. You gave me ..... 



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 Jasso

JOE JASSO Mr. Joe Jasso lost his brave battle with cancer on Sunday September 05, 2010 in San Bernardino, California at the age of seventy. Joe will be missed for his positive attitude and sense of humor. He spent his working years as a flooring installer. His hobbies included working on cars and woodworking. He leaves behind his loving wife Ernestine Jasso. Joe is survived by his children, Jo Ann Scott, Christina Faria, Anna Jasso and step-children, Paul Rendon, Monica Rendon, Vibiana Rendon, Andrew Rendon. He will be missed by his fourteen grandchildren and a great grandchild. A memorial service for Mr. Jasso will be held on Wednesday September 15, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Montecito Mortuary Cypress Chapel located at 24145 Barton Rd., Loma Linda, CA. A committal service will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 12 noon, Staging Area #1 at Riverside National Cemetery located at 22495 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, CA 92518.



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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Joel Thomas Porter O'Rea Sr.

Dr. Joel Thomas Porter O'Rea, Sr. Resident of Palo Alto since 1969 Dr. Joel Thomas Porter O'Rea passed away peacefully on August 20, 2010 at the Palo Alto V. A. Hospital, surrounded by his son, Joel Jr. and close, loving friends. He was born on May 29, 1932 to adoring parents, Flora and Edward O'Rea in Paris, Tenn. Dr. O'Rea was a prominent Obstetrician and Gynecologist in Palo Alto where he operated a private medical practice for more than 20 years. He delivered hundreds of babies at Stanford and Chope Hospitals and, in addition, was known as a most gentle, caring physician. A graduate of Meharry Medical College, Dr. O'Rea's further training included an Internship and Residency at hospitals in Syracuse, New York. After doing a stint in the Army, his earlier training also included a degree in pharmacy from Butler University. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi and an accomplished skier and tennis player. Dr. O'Rea was preceded in death by his parents, Flora and Edward O'Rea, and his brother Edward, Jr. He is survived by his son, Joel Jr. (Tanya), twin grandchildren, Sara and Jayden; his sister, Constance Dinwiddie, of Indianapolis, an aunt, Janice O'Rea Mosby, an uncle, Harold O'Rea of St. Louis, MO., and a host of nieces and nephews. To celebrate his life, a memorial service will be held in the courtyard of Tressidor Union, 459 Lagunita Dr. on the campus of Stanford University on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010 at 3:00 PM. A meal will be served afterwards. Friends may call (415) 563-1426 for directions or questions and are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes early for the service. In lieu of flowers, we are requesting that donations be made in Dr. O'Rea's name to Meharry Medical College, Gift Management Services, 1005 Dr. D.B. Todd, Jr. Blvd. Nashville, Tenn, 37208.



John Brady

DR. JOHN GARDNER BRADY Passed away at the age of 77 on Tuesday September 7, 2010 at Loma Linda University Medical Center, surrounded by his devoted wife and loving family. Born May 25, 1933, to John and Helen Brady of Kansas City, Missouri, John dedicated 35 years of his life, in service to his country, retiring from the U.S. Air Force as a highly decorated military officer. Dr. Brady earned his Ph.D. in Hospital Administration and Education from the University of Iowa, and went on to become the Dean of the College of Allied Health; John spent 15 years working as a Health Care Professional serving both the County of Riverside and the State of California. In addition to his military decorations, other notable accomplishments in John\'s life include the Congressional Order of Merit, Member of The American College of Forensic Examiners, National Historian Emeritus of The Military Order of The World Wars; Charter Grand Knight of The Knights Of Columbus, Administrator of the Eucharist, and Lector at St. Thomas the Apostle, Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife Phylliss; sons Mark (Carolyn) Brady (retired Maj. USAF), Christopher Brady; daughters Deborah (Scott) Muir, Cynthia Burts, Stephanie (Glenn) Scott, Lorri Travnick; 12 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and his brother James Brady. Funeral arrangements by Akes Family Home Mortuary, Services will be at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church located at 3774 Jackson St., Riverside, CA on Wed. September 15, at 9 am. The burial at 10:45 am at the Riverside National Cemetery, following the burial, a reception in his memory will be held at St. Thomas Church Catherine Drexel Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Military Order of World Wars, General John Wright Chapter, 8315 Parry Road, Hemet, CA 92545 in support of their 65 ROTC programs.



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 Kannisto

John. I. Kannisto was born in San Francisco on November 27, 1916. He was a graduate of Balboa High School. Not long after graduation, he joined the Navy to serve his country during, . Upon being honorably discharged from the service at the end of the war, he joined the San Francisco Police Department. He served the City for over 32 years. During that time he rose through the ranks to the position of Captain. After retiring, he continued an active lifestyle which included his love of deep sea fishing off the coast of San Francisco. John I. Kannisto passed away on September 2, 2010 at the age of 93 in a nursing home in Santa Rosa, CA after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his brother Arvo W. Kannisto of Santa Rosa, CA; nephews David Kannisto of Gardnerville, NV; Richard Kannisto of Truckee, CA; and niece Kathleen (Kannisto) Abinanti of Sparks, NV. Cremation handled by the Neptune Society. Donations in memory of John to the Salvation Army or the



John Leo Boskovich

JANUARY 10, 1926 - SEPTEMBER 7, 2010 John Leo Boskovich, who along with his brothers helped found Boskovich Brothers Farms and who in later life was a popular and avid supporter of the Spirit of Troy, USC Marching Band, died on Tuesday, September 7, at the age of 84, after a brief period of declining health. His story in many ways mirrored the great events of the twentieth century and the city of Los Angeles. Born on January 10, 1926 in a Los Angeles that little resembles the city of today, John grew up in North Hollywood when it was still very much a rural community of dirt roads. His father Stephen Boskovich was a Croatian immigrant and one of the early farmers to work the valley. After attending North Hollywood High School, he enlisted in the



John Niedziela

John Joseph Niedziela Resident of San Jose Nov. 16, 1957-Aug. 9, 2010 Passed away at age 52 in Santa Clara, CA after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer. John was raised in Chicago, IL, son of John & the late Dorothy; loving brother, brother-in-law, uncle & friend to many. He is survived by loving wife Linda Harris & four stepchildren. He will be in our hearts forever. Services have been held. Arrangements under Cedar Lawn/Lima Family Mortuary, 408-263-2868.



Jones, Darius

Monday, October 12, 2009 2:00 AM 

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Jones, William Earl "Jack"

Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:00 AM 

"Jack" William Earl Jones Born May 1, 1956 in Hayward, CA and passed away September 3, 2010 in Oroville, CA after a long illness. ..... 



Jonnie McKinney

Jonnie Lillian McKinney Resident of Los Gatos, CA age 83, of Los Gatos, CA went to be with the Lord on September 9, 2010. She was born Jonnie Lillian Lawson on August 9, 1927 in Rogersville, Tennessee. She is survived by her brother Hal Lawson and 3 children: William R. McKinney, Colleen M. Owens and Melanie M. Hodel as well as 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 15th at 1:00 PM at Calvary Church of Los Gatos. For more information visit



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 Axlerod

Joseph Axlerod Teacher, lover of knowledge, inveterate student, natural friend to all he encountered, died peacefully at home, September 3, 2010, at age 92, after a short illness. Born January 15, 1915, in Kingston, Massachusetts, Joe earned his PhD in Linguistics at University of Chicago, marrying Adeline Abrams in 1939. They relocated to San Francisco in 1954, where Joe taught literature and art at San Francisco State University, where he remained until his retirement in the mid 80s. Addie's death preceded Joe's by six years. At the Center for Research and Development in Higher Education, Berkeley, Dr. Axelrod authored many books, including his most important, 'The University Teacher as Artist." Always engaging, Joe encouraged countless writers and artists within the academic and arts communities and joyfully built a diverse family of colleagues, students, artists, and friends. Those touched by his unforgettable smile, generous nature and kind heart have been honored to know him. His final gesture was offering his remains to the UCSF Willed Body Program where Joe teaches still. Survivors include long-time friends, Dr. J.D. (Jian-Dong) Zhang, Hedy (He) Zhang, Rebecca Peters, Behida Dolic, Rob McCallum, Katherine (Kat) and Dr. Bernie Krause, Esther Sklar, Jack Warner, and other devoted friends and caregivers who came to love Joe dearly and became part of his family. We miss you, Joe. Contributions may be made in Joe's honor by befriending and supporting the artist of your choice. No services are planned.



Joseph Gitin

Joseph Gitin, longtime rabbi at Temple Emanu-El in San Jose, died Aug. 16, 2010, in San Francisco at age 104. 



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.,



Josephine English

Josephine (Jo) Cicely English Resident of San Jose 1925 - 2010 Josephine English was a kind, generous loving mother, wife and friend. She was born in Birmingham England on June 30, 1925. She immigrated to Canada with her late husband John and two sons in 1957. In 1963, the family, with an addition of another son born in Canada, immigrated to the United States. Josephine passed away peacefully on Monday, August 30 after a brief illness. She was 85 years old. Josephine met her husband-to-be John in a NAAFI canteen (the British Army version of a USO Club) in London during the Second World War. Josephine served as a clerk in the Auxiliary Territorial Service of the British Army during the war while John was with the RAF. They wrote each other every day during John's overseas deployment and they married in 1947. They were married 62 years before John's passing in 2009. The move from Canada to the United States brought Josephine and her family to California. Except for a job assignment that took John to Ohio for a few years, she was happy to call San Jose her home. She quickly adapted to all things American and soon became a diehard Giants and later a Sharks fan. Going to Candlestick/AT & T and "The Tank" or watching her teams on television was one of her greatest pleasures. A less successful American adaptation was automobile driving. Family lore has it that she learned to drive and remarkably obtained a driver's license. Curiously, no one in the family can recall having actually seen her drive. The family, and no doubt fellow motorists, was grateful that she apparently never put into practice what the State of California entitled her to do. Some English traditions were not abandoned, particularly those associated with Christmas. We will miss the anticipation of her baking marathon before Christmas that resulted in delicious mincemeat pies, butter tarts, sausage rolls and shortbread cookies - and became more prized than any gift left under the tree. Although Josephine was a homemaker for most of her life, she worked as a teller for Bank of America for 15 years at the old San Jose Main Office and various other branches in San Jose. She made many life-long friends among customers and co-workers alike. Josephine was also an avid quilter and enjoyed weekly quilting with her friends at the Willow Glen Senior Center. It would take months for her to complete a quilt (hand-stitched only) and they represent a cherished memory of her talent and love for the family and friends who were recipients of the quilts. Josephine is survived by her sons Michael, Stuart and Peter, daughters-in-law Pam and Kathy, grandchildren Steven and Kim, nephews Bruce Riley, Ray Stephens, and Dale Stephens, and nieces Sue Urling and Donna Stephens. She also leaves behind Suki, her devoted Lhasa Apso who provided her with much joy during the day and served as an uncomplaining foot-warmer at night. The family would like to express its deep gratitude to Hospice of the Valley for their kind support to Josephine during her final days and to Zenia Gomez and Gemma Tayoan for the extraordinary love and comfort that they provided. The family encourages donations to Hospice of the Valley, 4850 Union Ave., San Jose, 95124. A private memorial service will be held.



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.



Judy (Hazen) Drees

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Juli Entwistle

Juli Entwistle, 41, was found dead at her home on Sunday. Police said they got a call about a domestic violence incident at 4:08 a.m. and arrived to find the woman lying on the floor of her Morrissey Boulevard studio apartment with a laceration to her neck.



Julia Huber

On Sunday, Julia Huber, 75, and her husband were killed as their Piper plane crashed on a hill north of Livermore. Both were experienced pilots and often made the 45-minute flight to and from Auburn, where their son lives.



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



Kathleen Moorhead

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Kathryn Alejandro

Kathryn Helena Alejandro October 29, 1922-August 30, 2010 Kathryn Helena Alejandro passed away peacefully on August 30th at the age of 87. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Tony Alejandro, her son Jerry and her parents; Edward and Catherine Logan. She is survived by her son, Jeffrey (Virginia) and daughter in law Li Way Way Alejandro, her cherished grandchildren: Jeffrey Alejando Jr., Vanessa Alejandro and Raymond Alejandro. She was the youngest of 14 brothers and sisters. Kathryn was a high school graduate and her main profession in life was that of a Housekeeper/Maid. Private family services were held on September 7, 2010 and the committal was held at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma. Expressions of sympathy may be mailed to: Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Alejandro, P.O. Box 5534, Redwood City, CA 94063.



Keegan, Mary Ellen

Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:00 AM 

Mary Ellen Keegan June 6, 1923 - August 17, 2010 Resident of Castro Valley Born to Mary Ann Gallagher and Harry Harrison. She was ..... 



Keliiaa, Raeanne Malfatti

Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:00 AM 

Raeanne Malfatti Keliiaa Nov. 3, 1950 Sept. 6, 2010 Resident of Hayward Raeanne Malfatti Keliiaa of Hayward passed away peacefully on September 6, 2010. ..... 



Kenneth Yamasaki

Kenneth Kenji Yamasaki Resident of Santa Clara After a courageous year-long battle with cancer, Ken Yamasaki passed away peacefully on September 8th, 2010 with his family by his side. He was 72 years old. Ken faced his illness the way he lived his life, with courage, optimism and humor. He was born on September 18, 1937 in Mountain View, California. Ken was a graduate of San Jose High and went on to earn his BA, MA, and Administrative Credential from SJSU. From 1961 1967, Ken served in the National Guard. An educator since 1962, he taught at Washington, River Glen, and Booksin. He served as principal of Grant and Henderson elementary schools, Director of Human Resources for San Jose Unified and most recently as Director of the Student Teaching Program at SJSU. Ken was an avid tennis player and fisherman. He loved his family, friends, students, the horse races and his Porsche. Ken is survived by the love his life, his wife of 48 years, Joan Nakano Yamasaki, his sons Glenn Yamasaki of Irvine and Scott (Liane) Yamasaki of Santa Clara. He is also survived by six sisters and dozens of nieces and nephews who will miss their beloved Uncle Kenji. Ken is preceded in death by his brother Tom and his parents, Thomas T. and Kiyo Yamasaki. Ken leaves us with a legacy of love, laughter, and great stories. A celebration of Ken's life will be held at Wesley United Methodist Church, 566 N. 5th Street, San Jose, CA on Monday, September 13 at 2:30 p.m.



Kevin Cueto

Marine Cpl. Kevin Cueto, 23, died in Afghanistan on June 22, 2010. He grew up in San Jose and Campbell, Calif.. 



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 .....



Kuhn, Donald L.

Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:00 AM

Donald L. Kuhn 10/08/1928 08/26/2010 Resident of Oakland Minister, Writer, Playwright, Director, Producer, Editor, Publisher, Educator, Artist, Friend. Donald was the first born on ..... 



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 Cherlin Green

Lee Cherlin Green, 88, died peacefully on Friday, September 10, 2010, at Danbury Hospital, due to complications following a short hospital stay. Lee was born on September 21, 1921, in Brooklyn, NY to Isadore and Sima (Schilder) Cherlin, grew up in Williamsburg and lived with her maternal grandparents, Ben Zion and Rachel Schilder, who raised her after both her parents died very early in her life. She later lived with her aunt Esther Margulies and her husband Sam in Sunnyside. Although it was not an easy childhood, she often mentioned with fondness her young life in Brooklyn and Queens, a memory she treasured. After graduating at the top of her class from Bryant High School in 1937, at only age 16, Lee continued her education by taking courses at City College and graduating from a secretarial school. Because of her love of art and music she and her girlfriends often traveled the long trek from Brooklyn to Manhattan to see and hear artists of her day. She sometimes spoke about being thrilled to see a very young Frank Sinatra perform in the city. On November 13, 1941 Lee married Melvin Green from Pittsburgh, PA following a whirlwind romance in the Poconos. After becoming married, Lee went to live for a short time in Pittsburgh while Melvin went off to serve in WW II as an Army Air Corps supply sergeant, stationed in Africa. In 1942, Lee returned to NY and began secretarial work for MacMillan Clemens, an inventor and manufacturer of Army munitions boxes, and who later went on to create numerous other inventions for the war effort. After, , Lee and her returning husband Melvin, were instrumental in starting the Clemens Panel Company, and produced the first insulated, lightweight, and totally modular panels used for both military and commercial building construction projects. They lived for a short while in Southport CT and then relocated to Danbury. Lee made this community her home for the next 60 years. When her husband opened a juvenile furniture and toy store (The Play Pen) on Main Street, in Danbury, Lee was right there helping establish the business. Lee later worked in the Danbury Public School system as a secretary, and then later in the insurance industry for 30 years, the majority of this time spent at John Hyatt Associates. While working, Lee always remained a volunteer in the community. She was active in the United Jewish Center Sisterhood, Hadassah, the National Council of Jewish Women, and was also an active member of the Insurance Woman of Greater Danbury. After her recent 'retirement', she became involved in the Friday morning discussion group at the United Jewish Center led by Barbara Weisblatt. She was always well prepared and brought new topics and articles weekly. She was active in the Jewish Book Club at the Jewish Federation of Greater Danbury. Lee was always willing to drive her friends to the doctor, or the grocery store, or offer assistance whenever someone needed help. One of her strongest beliefs was that she should have food available to offer anyone who stopped by and her freezer was testimony to that. Lee was an avid baker and especially loved celebrating holidays with her family. Many of her friends will also remember the crocheted and knitted scarves she loved to make and give away. Surviving Lee are her children and their spouses, Bruce Green of Brookfield, Tracey Cleary and her husband, Edward of New Haven and Lisi Marcus and her husband, Neil of Redding. She leaves behind six grandchildren, Matthew Green and his wife, Julie of Framingham, MA; Benjamin Green of Lock Haven, Pa.; Sarah Cleary and David Cleary of New Haven, and Evan Marcus and Brandon Marcus of Redding. There are two great grandchildren, Alexa and Gabriel Green also of Framingham, Mass. Lee is also survived by another close member of the family, a niece, Sheri Margulies-Semel of Las Cruces, New Mexico and step grand-children Abby Marcus and her family of Brooklyn, NY and Timothy Marcus of San Francisco, CA. She was predeceased by her husband Melvin, who died on January 31, 1972. Funeral services will take place on Sunday (today) at 3 p.m. in the United Jewish Center, 141 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury. Burial to follow at the United Jewish Center Cemetery, Miry Brook Road, Danbury. Shiva will be observed at the home of Lisi and Neil Marcus, 209 Lonetown Road, Redding on Sunday and Monday evening at 7 p.m. On Tuesday evening, Shiva will be at the home of Tracey Cleary, 200 Lakeview Terrace, New Haven. Contributions in Lee's honor and memory may be made to the United Jewish Center, 141 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury 06810 and the Danbury Hospital Development Fund, 24 Hospital Ave., Danbury 06810. Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.



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.,



Lewis, Chad Barry

Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:00 AM 

Chad Barry Lewis, 43 Aug. 31, 1966 - Aug. 7, 2010 ESCONDIDO -- Chad Barry Lewis died August 7, 2010 in Shepherd, Montana due ..... 



Liichow, Mildred Haycraft "Millie"

Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:00 AM 

Mildred "Millie" Haycraft Liichow 04/20/1928 ~ 08/27/2010 RANCHO SANTA FE -- Mildred Haycraft Liichow, Millie, passed away August 27. 2010. She was born and .....



Lila Ann Grasberger

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



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.



Linda Anne Burns Julian

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Lita M. Lawless

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



Lloyd W. Craven

Thursday, January 14, 2010 5:53 PM 

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


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Lopez, Johnnie E. (Chubby)

Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:00 AM

Johnnie (Chubby) E. Lopez 12/09/1945 ~ 01/23/2010 OCEANSIDE -- Chubby was born and raised in Oceanside. He graduated from Oceanside High School in 1963. .....




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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 ..... 



Lupe Keith

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Lynch, Javaughna

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 2:00 AM 

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MILLIKIN, Harold Taggart Murray

MILLIKIN, Harold Taggart Murray Born October 2, 1922, in New York City died in Santa Barbara surrounded by loving family on September 6, 2010. "Had" graduated from Kenyon College, served in the United States Military in World War II and the Korean war, and followed up with a successful career as an advertising executive with the following companies: Westclox, Needham Harper & Steers, S&H and Family Circle Magazine.



Mapston, Keith Robert

Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:00 AM 

Keith Robert Mapston, 56 FALLBROOK -- Keith Robert Mapston tragically passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 while driving up Nate Harrison grade. Keith .....



Marcia Ann Schaffer

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Margarito Porras (In Memoriam)

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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.  



Maria Elena Montellano

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Maria Somogyvari Szepsy

Maria (Somogyvari)Szepsy, age 69 of Can-dlewood Lake Road, Brookfield, wife of the late Julius Szepsy, died at her home on Tuesday, September 7th. She was born in Pocspetri, Hungary on November 26, 1940, daughter of the late Gyula and Anna (Duncsak) Somogyvari. Mrs. Szepsy was a homemaker who devoted her life to her family. She enjoyed gardening and collected dolls. She will be sadly missed by her son, Timothy Szepsy of Brookfield; her daughter, Maryann Mahavik of Massachusetts; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her three sisters, Vera Magyari of Stamford, Irene Nagy of Canada, and Anna Toth of Hungary; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Julius Szepsy, Jr.; and five siblings. Funeral services will be held at the Brookfield Funeral Home, 786 Federal Road, Brookfield, on Tuesday, September 14th at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Central Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday morning between the hours of 9 and 10 a.m. To light a candle of hope and remembrance please visit our website



Marilyn Marks Tenzer

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Marjorie Deloris Menefee

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Mark McDonnell

Mark Joseph McDonnell April 21, 1974-Aug.27, 2010 Gentle, beloved son of Richard and Dianne McDonnell, and brother of David and Maureen, died peacefully. Mark will be missed by his friends and family in California, Connecticut, Minnesota, and Georgia. Memorial service will be held on Monday, September 20, 2010 at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth's Parish, 750 Sequoia Drive, Milpitas, CA 95035. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Home Again, A. R. F., c/o Director Heidi Morgan, PO Box 3937, Santa Cruz, CA 95063.



Marron, Sylvester A.

Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:00 AM

Sylvester A. Marron 05/20/1927 ~ 09/06/2010 CARLSBAD -- Sylvester "Syl" Marron passed away Tuesday afternoon at home in his bedroom of 83 years, surrounded .....



Martin, Clara Dorothy

Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:00 AM 

Clara Dorothy Martin, 93 FALLBROOK -- Clara Dorothy Martin was called to her heavenly home on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 after suffering complications from ..... 



Mary Earl

MARY FRANCES HAY EARL Born March 15, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois, Mary Frances Hay Earl lived in Sun City for the past 15 years. A retired public school teacher, she enjoyed traveling, singing in the church choir and visiting with friends and family. She passed away on September 8, 2010 after a brief illness. She is survived by her loving husband, Reid Earl; sisters Patricia, Jane and Nancy; her children Anne (Michael), Joan and Kenneth; three grandchildren, and Reid\'s children and their families. A celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, September 16th at 11:00 a.m. at Menifee Bible Church. Burial at Riverside National Cemetery will be private.



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



Mattera, Catherine Lorraine

Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:00 AM 

Catherine Lorraine Mattera Cathy, 63, was born December 27, 1946. She peacefully left her earthly body, surrounded by her family, on September 9, 2010 ..... 



Matthew Ashby

Matthew A. Ashby Resident of Coulterville, CA Passed away peacefully from liver disease in Modesto, CA on Thurs., Aug. 19, 2010 at the age of 45. Matt was born and raised in Cupertino. He graduated from Lynbrook High School in 1983 and DeAnza College with a degree in Automotive Technology in 1985. He was an Automotive Service Manager at Fortes Auto Body in Mountain View before moving to Coulterville, CA in 2006 where he started his automotive repair business. Matt was one of three sons born to the late William "Don" and Mary Jo Ashby. He will forever be remembered and celebrated by his devoted family: brother Michael, Lake Don Pedro, CA; brother Kenneth and sister-in-law Rebecca, Litchfield Park, AZ; treasured nephews and niece Blake, Sidney and Jordon; and his long time girlfriend Michele Wheatley of Sunnyvale. Life-long best friend Timothy Jonasson and wife Lori of La Quinta, CA were at his side. Besides his parents, Matt was also preceded in death by grandparents Mary Faulkner and Miriam Ashby. The Cupertino Block group is truly to be admired. The dedicated 45 year long friendships and support of this group was cherished by Matt and is gratefully appreciated by the families. Matt loved working on cars, riding motorcycles, camping, fishing, playing golf, and listening to country music. He was a devoted St. Louis Rams football fan and cherished his cats and dogs. Countless friends and family were blessed to know him will carry with them his memory. Matt touched the lives of many people with his smile, generosity, and dedicated friendship. He maintained his trademark sense of humor and continued to share his knowledge all the way to the end. Friends and family are invited to attend a casual memorial service on Saturday, September 18, 2010 1:00pm at Teske's Germania Restaurant, 255 N 1st St., San Jose, CA 95113. The family requests donations be made in Matt's name to the Humane Society, Dept MEMIT9, 2100 L St. NW, Washington, DC 20037.



McGuire, Bertha L.

Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:00 AM 

Bertha L. McGuire Aug. 25, 1929 - Sept. 9, 2006 Beloved wife of LeRoy McGuire. This is the 4th Anniversary of your passing; Honey .....



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 ..... 



Medina, Christine

Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:00 AM

In Memory of Christine Rodrigues Medina Dec. 15, 1949 - July 14, 2010 I just wanted everyone to see the beautiful, beautiful daughter, mother, ..... 



Melanie Bellah

Melanie Bellah May 16, 1928 - Sept. 2, 2010 After an extended illness Melanie returned home at her request on the morning of September 2. She was very happy to be at home and in the care of her husband of 61 years. Melanie Hyman was born in New Orleans but grew up mainly in Los Angeles. She was a brilliant student and editor of the Los Angeles High School daily newspaper. It was there that she met Robert Bellah who would later become her husband. But first Bob went into the army and then to Harvard and Melanie went to Stanford. After she graduated from Stanford Melanie went to Cambridge and married Bob where they lived for twenty years and had four daughters. In 1967 the family moved to Berkeley, where as in Cambridge they enjoyed a full life of art, music, conversation, politics, and, in the case of Melanie the continuation of a life of recreational ballet that had begun when she was a child. At the age of 40 she went to Boalt Hall (JD 1972), served as a clerk for a distinguished Federal Appeals Court judge, became a family law specialist, and practiced for some 15 years on her own. In addition to practicing family law, Melanie provided pro-bono services to a number of local community causes and was active in the Panoramic Hill Association's efforts to rationalize development on the nearby campus. Tragedy struck twice into this happy, active family with the deaths of two of the four sisters in their teens, Tammy in 1973 and Abby in 1976. They were never forgotten and the family knew well the dark side of life though never gave in to despair. Melanie is survived by her husband, Robert, two daughters, Jennifer Bellah Maguire and Hally Bellah-Guther, and five grandchildren. Melanie was raised in a secular Jewish family and always affirmed her loyalty to the Jewish people. For her, to do anything less would be to betray a heritage of suffering. But she was also drawn to aspects of Christianity, the theology of the cross in particular. She asked for a Christian memorial service in her husband's Episcopal parish church. She was especially drawn to Mozart, his religious music in particular, for she saw in Mozart a Christ-like figure. A Memorial service for her will be held in All Souls Episcopal Church, 2220 Cedar Street in Berkeley, on Tuesday, September 14 at 2:30 p.m. to be followed by a reception in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to the Los Angeles Ballet c/o the Melanie Bellah Fund (



Mette, Richard James

Sunday, September 5, 2010 2:00 AM 

Richard James Mette, 66 06/08/1944 ~ 08/16/2010 VISTA -- Richard "Dick" Mette passed away on the morning of Monday, August 16th, 2010, following a .....



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



Mildred Beggs

Mildred Adelle Beggs Resident of Santa Cruz Beloved mother of six, grandmother of ten, and great-grandmother of two slipped from her family's embrace in the early morning hours of Sept. 8, 2010 at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz after a brief illness. Mildred was born Oct. 5, 1923 in Denver, Colorado to Robert and Mildred Stouder. After her mother's death during the birth of Mildred's brother Robert Stouder, Mildred's father remarried and Mildred welcomed brother Philip Comstock and sister Jane Bleckley (n‚e Stouder) into her life. During the Great Depression, Mildred's family moved to Alton, Illinois where she graduated from Alton Community Consolidated High School in 1941. She went on to Gradwohl School of Laboratory Technique in St. Louis, Missouri, graduating in 1942. She used her skills at Presnell Hospital in Kennett, Missouri, 1942-44. In 1944 she heeded her country's call to serve in the U.S. Navy during WWII and provided care to our nation's wounded as a WAVE (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) until her discharge in 1946. She then entered Denver University and met and married Gordon (in 1948) while both were students there. They settled in Denver for a brief time before convincing Grandpa John Parker (who lived with them) to head west for the San Francisco bay area. Mildred taught school (mostly kindergarten) in the Sunnyvale and Cupertino school districts for 25 years before retiring in 1983 and moving to Santa Cruz in 1985. Mildred and Gordon began their large family of six children in 1949. Despite such a large family and modest teacher's salaries, the Beggs family traveled the U.S. and the world, including cramped journeys around Europe in a camper van and many camping trips to the mountains or beach. Mildred possessed an extraordinary "green thumb" and enjoyed working in the family fuchsia business after retirement, and in her backyard garden well into her later years. Her children called her "Mom" and "Grandma", a tribute to the many roles she so lovingly played in everyone's lives. She was especially loved by her grandchildren for her many talents, because she created incredibly elaborate and themed birthday cakes, because her lap always had room for one more, and simply because some of mom and dad's rules didn't apply when at grandma's. The cookie jar was always full and nap time never came. Her patience and her love knew no limits. There was always room for one more (or ten more) at the table. She was the embodiment of benevolence. Mildred was predeceased by her husband of 44 years, Gordon C. Beggs and her oldest daughter Debbie Beggs Lyon and her brother Philip Comstock. Mildred is survived by her brother Robert Stouder of Escondido, CA, sister Jane Bleckley of So. Carolina; children Susan (Scott) Detro, John (Jane) Beggs, Thomas (Lilian) Beggs, Anne Beggs, and Jennifer (David) Beebe; grandchildren Eric (Sheila) and Michael Lyon, Brian and Kevin Beggs, Emily and JT Beggs, Lauren and Kelly Detro, and Ben (Tarin) and Chris Beebe; great-grandchildren Isis and Eric Lyon Jr. and many nieces and nephews. The family is eternally grateful to all of Mildred's dear friends at the Mid-County Senior Center in Santa Cruz. A celebration of Mildred's life will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at the Cupertino Union Church, 20900 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Cupertino, CA, 95014. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Sempervirens Fund ( or to the charity of your choice (she had many favorites). A Family Blessing Lord, bless the family that I love And comfort them each day - As daytime turns to nighttime Please bring them peace I pray. When morning comes tomorrow, Let all their cares be small. . . Guide them with your wisdom, Lord, bless them one and all. - author unknown



Miriam Irene PYLAND

PYLAND, Miriam Irene, age 69, passed away September 2, 2010 in Long Beach. Beloved mother of Debbie, Dianna and Michael. Grandmother of Faleshia, Phillip, Chriss and Jacobe. Sister of Diane Strauss. Memorial service is 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 20, 2010 at the Church of Our Fathers, Forest Lawn, Cypress. Forest Lawn



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. 



NAVA, Karen Diane Wright

NAVA, Karen Diane Wright A light has been taken from this earth. Karen Diane Wright Nava passed away on September 3, 2010 in her home in Arizona. Karen was born in Santa Barbara, California on August 21, 1973 and graduated from Dos Pueblos High School. She earned her Bachelor?s degree from Cal State Northridge and became a teacher. She taught in both Santa Barbara and Phoenix Arizona where she moved in 2004. Karen married Gabriel Nava in 2005.



Nancy Greggins

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Nancy Marie Greggins

Sunday, September 12, 2010 3:00 AM 

Nancy Marie Greggins passed away peacefully on Sept. 5, 2010 in Southern California.  



Nancy Rogers

Nancy Rogers, 61, of Fremont, Calif., was found dead after being reported missing during her early-morning shift June 14, 2010, at a post office in Hayward, Calif. She was a longtime postal worker.



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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Newman Davenport

Newman Stanley Davenport It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Newman Stanley Davenport. Stan was born in Tuskegee, Ala. On August 18, 1944 to Newman S. Davenport, Sr., and Lillian Warmack Davenport. He passed away on September 4, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Stockton, California. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Sara Reiter Davenport, his daughter Carla Davenport Herzenberg, and his son Mark Davenport, his son-in-law Jon Herzenberg, and his adored granddaughter, Indah Lola Herzenberg. Stan is survived by his sisters: Carolyn Newman; Diann Anderson; Renay Griffin; Janet Ellis. He will be missed by his very special brothers-in-law; Sam Newman; Gary Griffin and Gregory Ellis. He was truly loved and will be missed by the entire Reiter family, also by numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and so many good friends. Stan was an exceptional educator for over 40 years , 35 of which were spent at Franklin High School in Stockton, where he also served for many years as English Department Chair. Stan's enthusiasm, expertise and concern made him an inspiring and beloved teacher. His wonderful colleagues are among the many close friends who mourn his passing. Stan was an expert racquetball player, and had a close knit Thursday night poker group for over 30 years. He was surrounded by many dear and treasured lifelong friends. The Family wishes to thank Dr. Peter Garbeff, Dr. Charles Ryan and Dr. Aminder Mehdi for their exceptional care during Stan's fight against Prostate cancer, as well as the incredibly dedicated nurses and staff at UCSF Infusion Center. Private graveside ceremonies have been held, a celebration of Stan's life will be held at a future date. For those who wish to honor Stan the family suggests contributions to Franklin High School Jazz Band, or the University of California Urology Dept. Att: Dr. Charles Ryan, or St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation. Please sign his on-line guest book at



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



Nino Cresci

Nino R. Cresci Feb. 17, 1928 to July 31, 2010 A memorial mass will be held for Nino R. Cresci on September 25, 2010 at Holy Name of Jesus Church at 39th and Lawton at 11:30 a.m. A reception to follow at church hall. Please r.s.v.p. Dennis 415-731-3581. Donation Suggestion: Giants Community Fund AT and T Park 24 Willie Mays Plaza S.F. CA 94107



Nola Ballard

Nola Cathrine Ballard Resident of Foster City A Celebration of Life for Nola Ballard, who died Tuesday, August 31st, will be held on Saturday, September 25th at 3:00 PM at Emerald Hills Elks Lodge, 938 Wilmington Way, Redwood City. Ballard, 89 had previously resided in Foster City, CA. For the past 4 months during her illness, she resided at her daughter's home in San Carlos, where she passed away. Nola was a member of Mariner's Golf Club, Emerald Hills Golf Club and enjoyed her bridge group. Nola was Rules Chairman during her golfing years, and was known for her knowledge of rules regarding every possible situation/question on the golf course! Nola also volunteered at Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary for just over 33 years. In addition, she was one of the few donors who donated just over 16 gallons of blood at Peninsula Blood Bank. Survivors include her two sons, Gary (Jill) of Montara and Glen (Melody) of Sahuarita, AZ, and her daughter, Dyanne (Tom) Holmes of San Carlos. She is also survived by her brothers, Eddy Gansberger of Oroville, Arnold Gansberger of Modesto and her sister, Ruth Gunnels of Hollister. Nola is survived by her dear friend of over 65 years, Hazel Deucher of Millbrae and her friend of many years, Bob Ercolini of San Carlos. Nola was preceded in death by her husband, Howard "Chet" Ballard in 1975, parents, Richard & Marie Gansberger, brothers Donald Gansberger, Johnny Gansberger, Grayson Gansberger and sister Roma Garner. Nola is survived by 9 grandchildren - David Ballard, Chris Ballard, Robin Harrington, Heidi Ballard, Matt Ballard, Troy Holmes, Monica Oliveri, Stacey Holmes, Tyler Holmes and 8 great grandchildren - Roger Ballard, Peter Ballard, Cassidy Ballard, Nicole Ballard, Rebecca Ballard, Gemma Harrington, Kaitlyn Oliveri & Katherine Oliveri. The family prefers donations to the American Cancer Society .



Novascone, Cheryl

Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:00 AM 

Cheryl Novascone, 72 ESCONDIDO -- Cheryl Eloise Novascone passed away in Escondido on Sunday, August 1, 2010 from a ruptured aortic aneurism. By her .....



Obituaries for Sunday, Sept. 12

Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:08 AM 

ALLAMPRESE -- Rick Allamprese, 64, of Fresno died Sept. 3. He was a salesman for 45 years. Memorial: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Farewell Funeral Service. Remembrances: Saint Agnes Hospice, 6729 N. Willow Ave., Suite 103, Fresno, CA 93710. 



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, ..... 



Ordille, Alice Evelyn Caroline

Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:00 AM 

Alice Evelyn Caroline Ordille OCEANSIDE -- Alice Ordille passed away Sunday, August 29, 2010. She was born July 19, 1936 in Chicago, Ill. She .....



Oskar Huber

On Sunday, Oskar Huber, 77, and his wife were killed as their Piper plane crashed on a hill north of Livermore. Both were experienced pilots and often made the 45-minute flight to and from Auburn, where their son lives.



Pamela Lee

Pamela Wilkinson Lee Mar 4, 1961-June 17, 2010 Survived by son Brandon and daughter Samantha. Remembrance July 10, 2010. 408-239-0216.



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 Brannan

October 3, 1934- September 5, 2010 Paul Brannan was born on October 3, 1934 in Riverside, California and continued to live there through his high school graduation in 1952. Paul was a top level swimmer in high school and was offered an athletic scholarship in swimming to the University of Southern California on graduation. He attended USC for the next four years, graduating with a degree in educationin 1956, and was also chosen to the All American Swim team that same year. Paul began his career in education in 1956, teaching 5th grade in the Duarte Unified School District near Los Angeles. However, part way through the school year, he was drafted. In order to complete the teaching year, he chose to enlist in the



Paul Kaemper

Paul Norman Kaemper Resident of Belmont Feb. 17, 1953-Aug. 26,2010 57, passed away suddenly at his apartment in Belmont after a brief bout of health problems. Paul grew up in Concord on a small family farm. As a child, he enjoyed road trips in the camper with his family including a trip to the World's Fair in New York. He also enjoyed the many family get-togethers with the extended family and cousins. In recent years, Paul was involved with the recovery community in the San Mateo area. In prior years he worked as a limousine driver as well as a number of other jobs and lived in the Peninsula for most of his adult life. Beloved Brother of Gary Kaemper and Susan Zeller and Father of Paul J. Nichols. He was also especially close to his mother Doris Kaemper, who lived in Concord and passed away earlier this year, and Barbara, a close friend for more than 22 years. A private memorial services was held at Oakmont Memorial Park & Mortuary in Lafayette, CA.



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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Payabyab, Susan

Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:00 AM 

Birthday Remembrance Susan Payabyab Sept. 12, 1954 - Mar. 26, 1994 Hard to celebrate your birthday without you. Miss you so much, Mom, George, ..... 



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



Peter Lenz

Peter Lenz, 13, died Aug. 29, 2010, after an accident during warm-ups for a motorcycle race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Before his family moved to Washington, he lived in Santa Cruz and Mountain View, Calif. His paternal grandparents and uncles live in the Santa Cruz area.



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.,



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 ..... 




Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:00 AM 

Albert J. Rinetti Feb. 25, 1934 ~ Sept. 2, 2010 Resident of Danville Albert J. Rinetti was not only a hallmark to the City ..... 



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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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 George Durda

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Regina Martinez

Regina E. Martinez Resident of San Jose Age 95. Funeral Service 9/14/10, 1pm Chapel of the Oaks. Arrangements by Oak Hill Funeral Home.



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 .....



Rhodes, John Jeffrey

Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:00 AM 

John Jeffrey Rhodes 07/23/1949 ~ 08/27/2010 ESCONDIDO -- Jeff is survived by his significant other, Barbara J. Vennevold; his mother, Doris Anne Rhodes; siblings, .....



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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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 Meyer

Robert Meyer Resident of Merced Passed away peacefully on Sept. 7th 2010. He was loved by his family and friends and will be deeply missed. He was known for his humor, compassion, and Crown Royal bag. 



Robert Micheal Kallush

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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.



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.  



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. 



Roy L. Strong

Died at home 08/29/10, age 93. Born in Thermalito, CA. His wife, Eleanor, preceded him in death. Leaves two sons and a daughter, Ronald (Dorothy), Richard, Susan Gomes, grandchildren Ethan Strong and Naomi Chattin. Survived by sisters, Mabel Frazier and Helen Revel. Grew up in Kenwood. Attended Santa Rosa High School. Veteran of, serving in Korea. Roy operated Chevron service stations for many years. Later worked at Sonoma State Hospital as a gardener and janitor. Roy most enjoyed being outdoors and gardening. Daniels Chapel of the Roses Cremation and Funeral Services (707) 525-3730



Ruby Danieri

RUBY GOODE DANIERI Lifelong Corona resident Ruby Virginia Danieri, née Goode, passed away peacefully at her home September 7 after a long illness. Her children and long-time caregiver were at her bedside. Ruby was a true child of Corona, born at the Jameson Ranch on 4 December 1922. She graduated from Corona High School in 1940, soon after attending the local premiere of one of her favourite movies, Gone With the Wind. She dated her high school sweetheart, Joe Danieri, often sharing an ice cream sundae at the Mava, listening to the Big Bands and attending local dances. They married in 1941 and her residence in Corona was interrupted only in those years when she traveled to Army bases with Joe until he was shipped to Europe in WWII. Many in the community will remember Ruby from her work at the First Trust Bank. She was a member of the Degree of Pocahontas service club and a member of their Thursday night bowling league. She had perfect form and a pretty decent average. For a number of years she was a volunteer at Circle City hospital. Her life, though, was at its richest when she was with her family. She was a loving and supporting wife to Joe until his death in 2007. They both enjoyed the music of their generation, went to movies together and were known to cut quite a rug at Elk\'s Club dances. She was one of the leaders of the Brownies and the Girl Scouts and a den mother for the Cub Scouts; she was often the class mom, a member of the PTA and went on countless field trips. She was there when her two children came home from school for lunch and, most of all, was always there for them and, later, for their children. She was loved by many and will be remembered by family, friends and acquaintances as unassuming, kind and with a gentleness of spirit. Predeceased by Joe and daughter-in-law Alexis Danieri, she is survived by her son Ron Danieri of Corona, daughter Cheryl and son-in-law Barrie Ratcliffe of Cambridge, Ontario Canada; her grandchildren Avery and Stephan Danieri of Corona, Ben and Josh Ratcliffe of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Aby Ratcliffe and great-grandchildren Tristan and Charlotte Ratcliffe Lambert of Quebec City and her caregiver Paulita Sagun of Corona. She will also be missed by nieces, nephews and cousins too numerous to name. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the Corona Regional Hospice for their unobtrusive efficiency delivered with sensitivity and kindness. As she lived, she passed gently into that good night.... Funeral services will be held Thursday September 16 at 10 am at Thomas Miller Mortuary, 1118 East Sixth St, Corona. Visitation immediately preceding from 9 am. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a contribution to the Corona Regional Hospice or National Parkinson Foundation 800-327-4545,



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



Russel F. Rohrs

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SCHRODETZKI, Ruth Manning 78, forever a resident of Santa Barbara in her heart, died July 25, 2010, at Jenny Edmundsen Memorial Hospital in Council Bluffs, IA, with family by her side. Born March 15, 1932, in East Orange, NJ to Horace and Eileen Manning, she was a proud graduate of Santa Barbara High School's Class of 1950. She married Robert L. Schrodetzki in 1952 and was a loving wife and mother. She settled in Gilbert,



SWALLEY, Robert Farrell

SWALLEY, Robert Farrell Bob passed away on August 25 at home in Goleta. He was born June 1, 1930 in Ponca City, OK, the son of Robert Arthur and Jeanette (Edwards) Swalley. In 1931, Bob?s father drowned while saving his daughter Jane and her friend. Jeanette moved to be near her family in St. Charles, MO and became the editor of the local paper. As a child, Bob worked summers on the family farm in Newkirk,



Sammie A. Wilson

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Santiago Valencia

Santiago Valencia, 43, of San Jose, Calif., died July 30, 2010, after being hit by a van near Barnard Avenue and First Street in San Jose. 



Scott Schermetzler

Scott Schermetzler Resident of Burlingame Feb. 16, 1948-July 15, 2010 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Scott "Scotty" Schermetzler at the age of 62. Born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Scotty was one of two children and graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1966 as one of their star athletes. He attended Drake University on a football scholarship before beginning his career in the moving and storage business throughout the West Coast. Upon retirement in 2008, Scotty moved to Burlingame to be with his loving partner, Carol. He made friends everywhere he went with his bigger than life, fun-loving personality. He loved people, playing golf, traveling, smoking cigars, playing cards, reading and being with his family and friends. He was a wonderful father, fabulous brother, loving partner and great friend. He will forever be a big presence in our hearts and will be greatly missed & warmly remembered by all whose lives he touched. Scotty was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Laura and is survived by his loving partner Carol, daughters Jessica (Jeff) and Jenny (Justin), sister Janey (Ron), stepdaughter Nicole (Rod) and stepson Frank (Meghan). He was the proud grandfather of Brenna, Audrey, Beckett, Emma, Nicholas and Lily. A celebration of Scotty's life will be held October 3, 2010 at Poplar Creek Golf Course, San Mateo, CA from Noon to 4:00 p.m. If you would like to honor Scotty's memory, please make somebody laugh today MAHALO!



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.



Skinner, Durland Lewis

Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:00 AM 

Durland Lewis Skinner "The People's Friend" Resident of San Leandro Durland was born in Boulder, CO August 31,1921 and passed away August 25, 2010 .....



Stedt, Thure Ragnar

Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:00 AM 

Thure Ragnar Stedt, II ESCONDIDO -- Thure Ragnar Stedt II, beloved husband, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away at home on Sunday, August 22, .....



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.,



Suzanne Mercy Winsor Freeman

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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



Szeleres, Kriss Fay

Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:00 AM

Kriss Fay Szeleres, 56 SAN MARCOS -- Kriss Fay Hessinger Szeleres went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, September 2, 2010. She was ..... 



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.



The Rev. Paul Locatelli

Fr. Paul L. Locatelli, S.J., Resident of Santa Clara, CA Fr. Paul Leo Locatelli, S.J., 71, Chancellor and former President of Santa Clara University, died July 12, 2010 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year. Paul was a Jesuit for 47 years and a priest for 36 years. Paul was born in Santa Cruz on September 16, 1938 and grew up in Boulder Creek. Paul attended the University of California at Berkeley, 1956-58 and transferred to Santa Clara University, where he graduated with a degree in Accounting in January 1961. Paul served in the Army and while stationed at Fort Ord, began to think seriously about a vocation to the priesthood and religious life as a Jesuit. He wished "to serve God and help people spiritually" and viewed teaching as a "laudable profession," which as a priest, would also be "edifying." He entered the Jesuit Novitiate at Los Gatos on September 7, 1962. Following studies at Gonzaga University's Mount St. Michael's campus (1965-67), Paul began doctoral studies in business administration at the University of Southern California, completing his work in 1971 with a dissertation on ethical responsibility in the professional practice of accounting. He made theology studies at the Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, 1971-74, and was ordained to the priesthood in St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco, on March 23, 1974. Upon completion of studies, Paul returned to Santa Clara as Assistant Professor of Accounting. In addition to teaching he served as Associate Dean of the School of Business, 1976-78, and as Academic Vice President, 1978-86. In 1986 he was named Rector of the Jesuit Community of Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, and two years later returned to Santa Clara as the 27th President of the university. Paul was elected to four terms as President, a tribute to his outstanding abilities and balanced leadership style. Administrative evaluations were uniformly high, praising his energy, availability, and clear and forceful articulation of the University's mission. From the start as president, Paul ably coalesced the university around several themes: a need to connect more with the world outside the university and have a voice in the global dialogue; a need to increase student diversity to continue the Jesuit emphasis on education for all; and a need to tap into the rich resources of the university's Silicon Valley neighbors, entrepreneurs, and businesses. Paul was the public face of the university to the greater community and served on the boards of many local and national civic and educational organizations. He was the recipient of many awards, including the Distinguished Professor Award from the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, the 2009 David Packard Award, and the Catholic Church's "Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice" Award in 2001. In 2008 Paul stepped down as President after 20 years and assumed the position of Chancellor of the University and a newly established Jesuit position, Secretary for Higher Education and the Intellectual Apostolate, with an office in Rome. In this latter capacity Paul's role was to provide advice and input on education matters, encourage programs of international collaboration and convene periodic meetings of Jesuit university presidents . One of his last acts was to oversee an international meeting of Jesuit educators in Mexico City this spring. Paul was highly esteemed by his Jesuit and lay colleagues. His peers found him "generous, sensitive, and cooperative," and praised his "clear and accurate judgment" and leadership qualities. He was a deeply spiritual man. When he was diagnosed with the tumor in May, he wrote to friends, "I am looking at this as an opportunity to enrich and deepen my friendship with God, friends and family, and to better serve the people of God." Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Vincent and Marie (Piccone) Locatelli, and his sister-in-law, Carol Locatelli. He is survived by his two brothers and their families: Al Locatelli and Diane Kranich of Scotts Valley, and Harry and Lydia Locatelli of Santa Cruz. Nieces and nephews include Lynn Locatelli DVM of Watrous, NM and Russell Locatelli of McKinleyville, CA and Paul Locatelli, Amy Bosinger and Matthew Locatelli of Santa Cruz. Paul also leaves several grandnieces and grandnephews. A viewing will be held Friday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mission Church on Santa Clara's campus at 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053. A funeral Mass will be held that evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Mission Gardens, with a reception following. A private committal service will be held at a later date. Contributions can be made to the Paul Locatelli, S.J. Memorial Fund for Student Scholarships, Santa Clara University Development Office, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053-1400 or at Funeral arrangements by DARLING-FISCHER Chapel of the Hills in Los Gatos, CA.



Thelma Toman

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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 ..... 



Tinling, Lillian Merithew

Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:00 AM 

Lillian Merithew Tinling, 94 VISTA -- Lillian Merithew Tinling was born July 15, 1916 and passed away peacefully in her home, Saturday, September 4, ..... 



Todd Rusten

Todd Rusten, who would have been 31 on June 22, 2010, was found dead the previous day in Los Gatos Creek in San Jose, Calif. He had been reported missing June 9. Foul play is not suspected.



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.



Tubbs, Christopher "Buff"

Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:00 AM 

Christopher "Buff" Tubbs, Sr. Sunrise 01/23/1972 Sunset 09/08/2010 Christopher "Buff" Tubbs Sr., Resident of Hayward, California, Passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 8, 2010. .....



V. Beverly Hueske

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VILLA, Ernest E.

VILLA, Ernest E. 7-8-1919 to 9-4-2010 Ernest was born in Santa Barbara to Jesus and Josefa Rivas Villa.




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Vada Arrance

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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 

Guest book for Darin Gregory Vinall. ..... 



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,...



Viola Bettyjean Armijo Miller

of Sebastopol, CA passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday, August 25th, 2010, after a long struggle with cancer. She was 78 years old. She was born in Pena Blanca, New Mexico on June 22, 1932 to Solomon and Tillie Armijo. Viola was an incredibly patient, giving and loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be remembered as always happy, who loved to laugh, dance, sew and cook. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Frank Miller, her children, Teresa Miller, Scott Miller, Melissa Pendas, and Jules Howard. Her beautiful and dear grandchildren, Jacob and Austin Shull; Tyler, Lauren and Natalie Miller; and Blaise and Roxy Howard. Her memorial is placed in beautiful Pleasant Hills Memorial in Sebastopol, CA. She will be dearly missed by all those who were lucky enough to have known her. Heaven is so lucky to have another Angel.



Virginia Saleen

Saturday, September 4, 2010 3:00 AM 

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



Walter Carter

Walter A. Carter Resident of Santa Cruz Nov. 22 1925-Sept. 3 2010 Walt left this world for a new adventure at the age of 84. He served proudly during World War II with The United States Army's 10th Mountain Division. Walt attended the University of Santa Clara. He enjoyed a career for forty years as a Hydraulic Engineer. Walt loved his loyal Shih Tzu "Muffin" and to travel, especially cruises. His favorite vacations were to the Island of Kona Hawaii. He truly enjoyed his many friends and his extended residence at Oak Tree Villa. He is survived by his Wife Doris, His Daughter Christina Rice and Grandson Cody Rice. Many Cousins' & Second Cousins' in the Carter family. Also, the Bowden's, His extended family. A Memorial Service will be Tuesday September 14th at 2:00 at the Community Covenant Church, 2700 El Rancho Dr. Santa Cruz, Ca 95060 In lieu of flowers Walt would like contributions to "Rocket Dog" a rescue organization.415-642-4786



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



Wanda Pauline Gerken

Wanda Pauline Gerken of Forbestown, CA passed away on September 8, 2010. Memorial: 



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 .....



Whitley, Earnest

Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:00 AM 

Honoring The Life of Earnest Whitley 6-17-47 to 8-7-10 Repass Sunday 9-26-10, 2-6 pm, Defremery Park, 1651 Adeline, Oakland. .....



William Birdsey Sr.

William C Birdsey, Sr Sept 26, 1911- Aug 21 2009 Bill passed away peacefully at his home on August 21, 2009. He was born September 26, 1911 in Chicago, Illinois. The family moved to California and settled in Pasadena when Bill was a boy. He attended CalTech and received his degree in Mechanical Engineering which he applied during his career. Bill retired from Fiberboard Corporation as Vice President of Operations for California. After he retired he served on the Board of Directors of the Flintkote Corporation. Bill was married twice and was a devoted and loving husband. He married his first wife Betty Creswell upon graduation and they spent 23 years together. They had 2 children Betsey and Bill. After Betty's untimely death from cancer, Bill moved the family to San Francisco. There he met and married Jean Andre. They were married for 46 wonderful and loving years. Bill loved sailing. It was his passion in life whether it be racing or cruising he was truly at home on the water. He imparted this passion with family and friends thru out his life. In his youth he built his first sailboat and plied the waters of Lake Michigan. After the family moved to California he built a Star. With Betty and the family in tow he cruised the Southern Cal waters. He frequently sailed to the Channel Islands, first on a 28ft sloop and then a 44ft schooner. It was on the San Francisco Bay that Bill started racing. He became a member of the San Francisco and Saint Francis Yacht Clubs. He acquired a Cal 40 "Seabird III" which he raced in the San Francisco Bay, the Trans Pac to Hawaii and up and down the California coast. If a race was scheduled Bill, "Seabird III" and crew were most likely there. In 1977 Jean and William embarked on a six-year sailing adventure. They purchased a Whitby 42 "SEABIRD V" and sailed all of the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence Seaway and from Maine to Florida. They then brought the boat to British Columbia to complete their journey. In 1983 the St Francis yacht Club awarded the Harter-Jacks Perpetual Cruising Trophy to Bill. Bill is survived by his sister Ruth Burr, children Betsy Fraser-Smith, Bill Birdsey II, Noble A. "Rocky" Birdsey, 4 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. A celebration of Bill's life will be held at noon on Sunday, September 26 at the San Francisco Yacht Club in Tiburon. For more information call 415-225-6146. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be made in memory of William C Birdsey to the Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors, Pier 40. The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA, 94107. The family will match donations made in Bills memory. To inquire about matching donations please call 415-225-6146.



William Heinicke

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William Hickmon

WILLIAM ARNOLD HICKMON Age 98, known to his friends as Arnold, was born in Englewood, Kansas on December 29, 1911. Arnold died on September 9, 2010 as the result of a heart attack. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Levada, who died in 1997. He is survived by his son, Michael Lloyd; his daughter-in-law, Encarnita Bahia; his two grandchildren, Michael Arnold and his wife Sonja and Cynthia Elizabeth and her husband Richard Herman; his four great-grandchildren, Brittany Levada Chapman, Ocean Jewel Chapman, Joseph Michael Hickmon and Michael William Hickmon and many grand nieces and grand nephews. Arnold was know in the family by several names, Arnold, Dad, Grandpa, GP and GrandTito. He will be missed very much by those who loved him. Arnold had a very special sense of humor that even in the most trying times never failed to bring a smile to peoples faces. He was also the one in the family that everybody could go to if they forgot a date or a phone number, at ninety eight he still had a very sharp mind. Arnold worked as a Station Assistant Superintendent in the Post Office in Riverside, CA and retired in 1968. He was an amateur radio operator W6DSH since the age of thirteen. He joined the Coast Guard in 1942 as a radio operator and joined the ship only one week after enlisting. He served on board the Attack Transport USS Arthur Middleton, APA-25, when they landed troops on Eniwetok, Saipan and Tarawa in the Pacific. Graveside Services will be held at Olivewood Memorial Park, 3300 Central Ave., Riverside, CA on September 17, 2010 at 10:00am. Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary (951) 688-1221 To offer further condolences please visit



William Mott

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 3:00 AM 




William Norton III

William Xavier Norton, III Resident of California City Nov. 5, 1949 July 25, 2010 son of Bill & Margaret Norton passes on at 61. Admired teacher and sole proprietor, Bill's dreams of retiring to New Mexico ended July 25th following an aneurysm. We thank God for the memories we share & the promise of life ever after. Bill will be missed by his loving family and friends.



William R. Walker

William R. Walker, 48, of San Jose, Calif., drowned on July 3, 2010, at Monastery Beach, Carmel, while trying to rescue two women and a child who had been swept out into the surf. 



William Rowlands

William A. Rowlands Resident of San Jose 11/17/1927 - 09/03/2010 Passed away at the VA Hospice, Palo Alto, 82 years. Born in Deloit IA, only child of Pearl (Hultgren) and Ivor Rowlands. Bill was a Salesman with AM Corp and Welty Way. In 1973 moved to San Jose. Bill retired in 1982 and volunteered on the SS Jeremiah O'Brien in San Francisco in the Deck Dept. A highlight: In 1994 Bill went to Normandy on the JOB. The ship visited Paris, London, and sailed along East coast before heading home. Joined the SUP and sailed on container ships out of Oakland until 78 years of age. His many friends on the JOB were family to him. Survivors: wife Mary; Robert (Kathy) Rowlands, Hollister; Debra Rowlands, Halcyon; Howard (Carole) Haensel, Saratoga; Alan Haensel, San Jose and 4 grandchildren. Buried in Los Gatos Memorial Park. Memorial pending. Contribution to the SS Jeremiah O'Brien appreciated. National Liberty Ship Memorial, SS Jeremiah O'Brien, 1275 Columbus Avenue, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94133



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 .....