Monday, September 13, 2010

California Obituaries 09/13/2010


Amelda "Mel" (Brophy) Fuller

Born in San Francisco on January 15, 1921, a proud 4th generation San Franciscan passed away peacefully on September 8th, 2010 at the age of 89. Wife of the late Ernest (Ernie) M. Fuller, sister of the late Madeline E. Soeth, aunt of John J. Soeth, George Soeth, and Elizabeth J. Soeth-Nelson, grand-aunt of five and great-grand-aunt of one. A retired federal employee with 32 years of service, and a graduate of Star of the Sea Academy. A member of NARFE, Chapter 50 San Jose; Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 1051, American Legion Post 0190, Ladies of the Moose, 1051, and a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church., Mel loved to bake and was happiest in her kitchen making cookies and baked goods for everyone she knew. Once she knew your favorite dessert it would be proudly served to you from that point on. She baked cookies and sweets for the Veterans Home, VFW, Moose lodge, American Legion, Catholic Church, Friends, Family, and all whom she knew. In addition she baked cookies for our soldiers overseas for many years. Nothing made her happier than seeing the smiling faces of those she loved so dearly enjoying her creations., She was a proud little Irish lady who always held a special place in her heart for her beloved City by the Bay. Incredibly proud of her heritage and ancestry she grew up singing Irish songs with her family. She spoke often of many of her ancestors including her grand-father John Henry Brophy who was a Battalion Chief in the 1906 fire, along with her grandfather Michael Lyons who also helped to save San Francisco. Her remarkable memory and sharp mind help to preserve the family history and genealogy for years to come., Although she could never have children of her own she was always thought of as a mother and a grand-mother to those who knew her best. Teaching her niece Elizabeth to bake at a very young age, her blackberry turnovers from the Russian River will never be forgotten. . ., She lived a long and loving life touching the hearts of many and will be dearly missed by her friends and family., Arrangements are under the direction of PL Fry & Son Funeral Home, 290 North Union Road, Manteca. An online Tribute Wall is available for special messages and condolences at, PL Fry & Son Funeral Home apologizes for the untimely remittance of this obituary.



Ann Murphy

Ann Marie Murphy Entered into Eternal Life at home on September 10, 2010 in her native San Francisco. Ann Marie was born in her family's home on Clayton Street to Michael and Sadie McDonald and was the last surviving sibling of her six brothers and sisters, Emmett, Florence, Dolores, Val, Kevin and Myles. She was an alumnus of St. Agnes Grammar School, Star of the Sea High School and Lone Mountain College. She met Christopher Murphy from Limerick Co. Ireland at a KRB dance and they married in 1956 at St. Gabriel Church. They settled in the Sunset district and raised their six children until her husband's death in 1991. Ann Marie was the loving wife of the late Christopher E. Murphy and devoted mother of John, Michael and the late Thomas, Christopher, Ann Marie and Joseph. Proud Maimeo to Christopher, John Joe, Katlyn, Jacalyn, Nicholas, Julia and Lauren. Also survived by daughters-in-law Mary and Joanne and many other loving relatives and friends. She was a teacher with the SF Unified School District and taught for 32 years at Visitacion Valley Elementary School on Schwerin Street. An active member of St. Gabriel's Parish and an Associate of the Sisters of the Presentation. Ann Marie loved life, her family, summers at the Russian River and a well-made manhattan. A woman of faith, patience, endurance and grace, she faced head on the heavy onslaughts that nature threw against her and she stood up with courage and hope and without complaint. Friends may visit on Wednesday, September 15th after 6:00 pm and are invited to attend a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 11:00 am. All services at St. Gabriel Church, 40th and Ulloa Streets, San Francisco. Committal Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Research Inc. 2672 Bayshore Parkway, Suite 520 Mountain View, CA 94043-1012 or Parkinson's Research Institute.



Anna Mae Alford

Anna Mae Alford, 63, of Fairfield, died on Sunday, Sept. 5. She was born on Aug. 2, 1947., A rosary will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 1 p.m. at Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Arrangements by Fairfield Funeral Home, 425-1041,,



Barbara Gates

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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.



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.



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

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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 ..... 



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.



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 ..... 



Christina "Chris" Chan

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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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Curtis Breckenridge

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DEATH NOTICES - September 13, 2010

GARCIA, Jimmy C.: 68; of Santa Barbara; died Sept. 9; private services; arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels. HILL, Lee C.: 78; of Lompoc; died Sept. 10; funeral mass Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 1 p.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Church; interment follows at Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery; arrangements by Starbuck-Lind Mortuary. NEWTON, Patricia A.: 87; of Santa Barbara; died Sept. 11; private services; arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.



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

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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 McMahon

Dennis Duggan McMahon Passed away at home in San Francisco on September 11, 2010 after an extended illness. He is survived by his wife Linda Landucci, daughter Stephanie McMahon of New York, and son Philip McMahon of San Francisco and his wife Kristen. Born on November 16, 1944 in Omaha, Nebraska to Dr. Frank and Mary Jeanne McMahon (both now deceased), Dennis grew up in Fremont, California and attended Bellarmine High School in San Jose and followed his father's footsteps through Creighton University in Omaha, graduating with his degree in philosophy. After serving the Navy in Vietnam, he returned to the Bay Area where he met and married the love of his life, Linda. They settled in San Francisco. As the oldest of six McMahon children, Dennis is survived by Kathleen Sekreta of Sammamish, WA, Bill McMahon of Red Bluff, CA, Maribeth Hoelmer of Newark, DE, Shannon McMahon of Fremont, CA and Tricia McMahon of Keizer, OR. He is also survived by his mother-in-law Norma Landucci of San Francisco, in-laws Paul Landucci of San Francisco, Rick Landucci of Greenbrae, CA, and Elaine Hennessy of Walnut Creek, CA, and eighteen nieces and nephews. Dennis was fervent about his family and his faith. He loved family gatherings, school activities, and vacations, both with his own and extended family. He and Linda shared a enthusiasm for local high school and college sports teams. Dennis cherished his parish community of St. Cecilia's and dedicated his time to training altar servers and participating in Sunday services -- a ministry that was inspiring within his own life and to those he encountered. As a storyteller extraordinaire, he offered knowledge and experiences about family, golf, politics, trivia, sports, everything. During the recall election in 2003, he campaigned as a gubernatorial candidate to share his vision for the future of California. His mind and heart were full and rich and he eagerly shared both with those he met. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be made to Sutter VNA & Hospice in San Francisco. Visitation for family and friends will begin at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14th at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave., Daly City, CA. A Vigil Service will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday Evening, also at Duggan's Serra. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 15th at 10 a.m. at St. Cecilia Church, 2555 17th Avenue, San Francisco. Committal will follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, 1500 Old Mission Road, Colma.



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...



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  



ERB, Arline

Monday, September 13, 2010 2:00 AM 

Arline Erb July 20, 1920~Sept. 4, 2010 Resident of Berkeley Surrounded by her family, Arline passed away at 90 years old after a wonderful .....



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.



Elizabeth Torres

Elizabeth Torres was one of four victims in the deadly gas line explosion and fire on Sept. 9, 2010 in San Bruno, Calif., For more: 



Elmer "Smitty" Smith

In memory of Elmer "Smitty" Smith, who peacefully passed away at home on Sept. 3, 2010., Smitty was born in Lodi, Calif., on May 7, 1941., He is survived by his three sons, Charles, William and Danny; and grandsons, Michael and James Smith., Smitty served four years in the Army, completing a tour in Korea. He was a resident of Solano County for over 35 years, and spent 33 years as a parts manager at 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 eight more years before being reunited with the love of his life., Services will be held at his home at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 18. All are welcome. Bring your scooter.,



Erica Iantorno

Erica Iantorno Born May 8, 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. 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 ..... 



Estrellita Manaois

Estrellita S. Manaois, 12-1-49 - 9-13-06, It's been four years since you left this earth to be with the Lord. Remembering you now and forever. Your loving husband, Delfin.



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.,



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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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.



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 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.



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.  




Tuesday, September 7, 2010 3:00 AM 




Galatsatos, Vickie Faye (Raling)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 2:00 AM 

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



George Campbell

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George Howard Campbell

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George Reepen

George Steven Reepen George Steven Reepen passed away at home on September 8, 2010, on his 56th birthday. He was born, raised and educated in San Francisco. He attended Saint Paul's Grammar School, James Lick Junior High, and John O'Connell High School. George was a highly skilled sheet metal worker for over 25 years, a member of Local #104. He also worked as a Merchant Marine. A man of many talents, George was an excellent all-around handyman and an accomplished amateur chef. He was a passionate fan of the Giants and 49ers, and of sports in general. He loved golf. His many other interests included gardening, fishing, and Latin jazz. George appreciated good music and good food, with lots of salsa in both cases. The world will be a much blander place without George to spice our lives. He was the life of the party -- warm, funny, big-hearted, and well loved. We will miss him deeply. Brothers Ron, Dan, and Bruno Reepen, and sister Mary Lou Baird survive George, as do nephews Eric, Brandon, Evan and Chris, and niece Gabrielle. Georges parents, Henry and Matilda Reepen, preceded him in death. Friends may visit on Thursday, September 16, from 6 PM to 9 PM, at Driscoll's Valencia Street Serra Mortuary at 1465 Valencia Street (between 25th and 26th Streets) in San Francisco, and are invited to attend the service there at 7 PM. Mass will be held on Friday, September 17 at 10 AM at St Paul's Catholic Church, 221 Valley Street (at Church Street), San Francisco.



Gerald Berg

Gerald Allen Berg Aug.15,1948 - Sept. 5, 2010 Born in San Francisco, Aug. 15, 1948, to Victor and Stella Berg. He died Sept. 5, 2010, where he spent the last 7 years in Shingle Springs, CA. Survived by his loving wife, Constance Berg; son Johnny Madrid (deceased); granddaughter Gabrielle Madrid. His sisters and brothers: Duane Berg (Brenda); Dianne Contreras (Richard Nichols); Cheryl Pirozzi (Dario); Gordon Berg and the late Charles Berg; also brother-in-law to Victoria Dillon (Tim), many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He served in the, ) as a lineman. He retired from San Mateo Co. Transit as a Diesel Technician. All who met him will remember his fun-loving spirit. Private services. The family request that any donations be sent to UC Davis, Transplant Unit, 2315 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento CA 95817.



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



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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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.  



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 ..... 



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

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Honey Gibson Metowski

Honey Gibson Metowski 89, passed away at in Redding, Connecticut, September 3, 2010. Funeral arrangements were made by Lipp and Sullivan. Service will be officiated by The Reverend Dori Torrey of St. John's Episcopal Church, Marysville, at 1 PM, Tuesday, September 14th. Graveside service follows.



IN MEMORY: Frank "Pancho" Tacadena

IN MEMORY FRANK "PANCHO" TACADENA 07/06/1946 - 09/13/2006



Ida Mae Perkins

Ida Mae Perkins, 73, of Suisun, died on Saturday, Sept. 4., She was born on March 26, 1937., A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 11 a.m. at Fairfield Funeral Home, 1760 Pennsylvania Ave., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 425-1041,



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



Jaime Garza

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



James Lazo

Saturday, September 11, 2010 3:00 AM 

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



James McEntee Sr.

James P. McEntee, Sr. (Jim), 4-9-31 - 9-13-04, Husband, Dad, Grandpa, We miss you very much each day., Your "Jim McEntee Legacy Art Project" is now finished both inside and outside at the James P. McEntee Plaza at the County Government Center. We hope that this "Gathering Place of Peace" will remind all of us to continue to follow your example to respect all persons, to work for the rights of all and to encourage peace and compassion among all communities and within our families., We love you and we miss you., Ann, your children, your grandchildren, and your great grandchildren.



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 Richards

James Richards, Resident of San Jose, On Saturday, September 4th James entered into eternal peace. He was 63 years old. James was survived by his Wife Pat, Mother, Sister, five Children and ten Grandchildren. Memorial will be held on Friday, September 17th at 11:00am Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary 466 North Winchester Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA 95050 408-296-2977.Donations can be made in memory of Jim to The, of America.



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.



Jessica Morales

Jessica Morales and her boyfriend were watching football at his house when Thursday's explosion occurred., The boyfriend, Joseph Ruigomez, 20, ran outside the Earl Drive home to see what happened and then rushed back to save his girlfriend. But he couldn't reach her. The heat was too intense, family and friends said., Morales, 20, died Friday about noon.



Jesus J. Torres

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 6:23 PM

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


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Joe Morello

Joe Morello On September 3, 2010 Joe Morello passed from this life surrounded by his family. Having enjoyed 80 years of family, business, sports, and golf, Joe succumbed after a hard-fought battle with multiple myeloma. A gentleman, a man of integrity, honesty, kindness, and generosity, Joe is survived by the family of which he was so proud - his wife (Augie) of 58 years, his children and their spouses (Linda Morello & Javier Gomez, John & Heather Morello, Joe Morello & Trish Breslin), 4 grandchildren (Catherine, Hannah, Mateo, and Anna Morello), cousins and family, and his beloved dog, Tuffy. Joe, son of Maria and John Morello of Mill Valley, lived 77 years of his life in Marin County. He graduated from Park School and Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, and he earned an AA from the College of Marin. A great athlete, Joe was co-captain of his schools' baseball teams and a member of the Jr. Seals. He was a co-founder of the Southern Marin Little League and he coached numerous Little League and C.Y.O. basketball teams. A dedicated fan of the 49ers (season ticket holder) and the Giants, Joe enjoyed both playing and watching sports. The day after Joe married Augie, IJ columnist Jim Gilmartin wrote "Tiburon third sacker Joe Morello didn't show up for his team's game yesterday. Joe was too busy - getting married. The new auxiliary third sacker is the former Augie Perry." And, Joe loved golf, playing several times every week and planning his calendar around his golf games. Joe's great passion was the business in which he co-partnered with the Canepa family - the Mill Valley Market. Both Jim and Bob Canepa were respected and beloved business partners and friends with whom he shared 35 years in business. As the produce buyer at the Mill Valley Market, Joe dedicated himself to bringing the freshest and best produce to his customers and in meeting their special wants and needs. He took pleasure in learning everything he could about fine foods and wines and sharing that with family, friends, and customers. No one could barbecue a steak or prepare a crab dip quite like Joe. At his 50th wedding anniversary, he remarked that he was "the luckiest man in the world" - he had had a business, a wife, and a family he loved. Joe was a member of numerous organizations (SIRS Branch 47, Italian Catholic Federation, Italian Athletic Club). He dedicated his time to his children's schools and to his parish. He enjoyed many friendships - other gentlemen who shared his love of sports, enjoyed his company, and supported him during these past two years of declining health. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Joe and his family wish to express their gratitude to the staff of the Greenbrae Care Center for their extraordinary and compassionate care. And, Joe held his physicians (Dr. Robert Van Herick and Dr. Bobbie Head) in the highest esteem. He valued and respected their care and treatment. Joe Morello was laid to rest in a private burial on Friday, September 10, 2010. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebratory service to be held on Saturday, October 9, beginning with a 10:00am Mass at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 3 Oakdale Ave., Mill Valley. Remembrances may be sent to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or the charity of one's choice. In his memory, kiss your wife, hug your children, love your work, and eat a wonderful meal of fresh foods and fine wine. Arrangements by ADOBE CREEK FUNERAL HOME, 331 Lakeville St., Petaluma, CA 94952 Cheda & Lyons - DIRECTORS 415-883-8070



Joe Oliver

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 10:50 PM 

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


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John 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



Jones, Darius

Monday, October 12, 2009 2:00 AM 

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Jose Jacinto Delima

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



Joseph Gitin

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Josephine Vasquez

Josephine Arroyo Vasquez, Mom, It's been three years since you left us and we miss more each day. You are always in our hearts and minds., Love, Charlene, George, Tony, David and Nate.



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.



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

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Julius Lehfeldt

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



Kathleen Moorhead

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Keith Fortenberry

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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 .....



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. 



Leota Margaret Durham Shawver

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



Lillian Jorgesen

Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:00 AM

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



Linda Anne Burns Julian

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Linda Seltzer Popofsky

Linda Seltzer Popofsky Peacefully passed away on September 8, 2010, after a battle with cancer. Linda was born August 4, 1940, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She led a distinguished life in academia and higher education. Following graduation from Brookline High, she attended Wellesley College, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa while obtaining a B.A. with Special Honors in History. She then obtained a Masters in British History (in 1964) and ultimately a Doctorate in Early Modern British and European History (in 1970) from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1962, while attending Wellesley, she married M Laurence Popofsky, then at Harvard Law School. The two settled in San Francisco where Larry practiced law at Heller Ehrman (and now Orrick) and Linda began a career in academia. She taught British and European History at San Francisco State University from 1970 to 1975, and then served as an Associate Professor of European History at Mills College from 1975 to 1989. Professor Popofsky published numerous articles on British legal history and served as Director of the Trustee Scholar Program. In the 1990s, she served as Director of the Scholarships Office of the University of California at Berkeley. Linda served as a Member of the Board of Directors of numerous organizations, including of Temple Emanu-El, Jewish Vocational Services, the Friends of California History, and the Holocaust Center of Northern California. She is survived by her husband Larry, her sister Judith Inker (of Wellesley Hills, MA), son Mark Popofsky (of Washington, D.C.), daughter Kaye Popofsky Kramer (of Los Angeles, CA), her four grandchildren Madeleine Popofsky, Maxime Kramer, Jules Kramer, and Oscar Kramer. A Memorial Service will be held for friends and family at 11:00am on Tuesday, September 14, at Temple Emanu-El, Arguello Boulevard and Lake Street, San Francisco, California. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Temple Emanu-El in her memory.



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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Lundin, Nancy (Brown)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 2:00 AM 

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



Lynch, Javaughna

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 2:00 AM 

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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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Marilynn Brown

Marilynn Brown A lifelong California resident passed away at her home in Santa Cruz at the age of 86 on Sept 6th, 2010. She was born Dec 28th, 1923 in Oakland, California, the much loved only child of Bruce and Vivian McCollum. She graduated from Piedmont High School, attended Pomona College and, after the interruptions of war, marriage and the births of two children, graduated with her husband, George, from the, in 1954. She is survived by her beloved husband of 66 years, George B. Brown, Jr. whom she married on her 21st birthday in December 1944. George and Marilynn met at a Camp Curry dance in Yosemite during the summer of 1941 where, after their first few dances, she confided in her girlfriends, Louise and Betty that "I have just met the man I'm going to marry." For over 60 years , George and Marilynn made the pilgrimage back to Yosemite almost every year (always taking a picture by the spot where they met) to enjoy each other in the place they cherished as the most beautiful and special on earth. Marilynn is also mourned by the remainder of her loving immediate family; her son, George B. Brown, III; her daughter, Valerie Ortega; her son-in-law Gerard Ortega; her granddaughter, Liv Hassett and her husband, Jim; and her much loved great-grandchildren, her namesake, Marilynn, Rosalie, and Braden. George and Marilynn moved permanently to Santa Cruz in the late 1970's embracing the community she so loved and they in turn embraced her. In her later years, Marilynn was a proud member of the Silver Dolphin Swim Club and was particularly cherished by her friends there. Marilynn leaves behind her a legacy of love for family and devotion to a life-long circle of friends both old and new. She was truly beautiful both inside and out and touched the lives of all who were privileged to know her. At her request, there will be no Memorial Service but donations in her name to the Hospice of Santa Cruz County will be gratefully appreciated.



Mary Nelson

Mary E. Nelson 1925 - 2010 Dearly beloved wife of Raymond Nelson; loving mother of Theresa (Timothy) Keohane and Steven (Patty) Nelson, also survived by other relatives and many friends. Friends and family may visit after 3:00PM on Tuesday and attend the vigil at 7:00PM at SULLIVAN'S FUNERAL HOME 2254 Market St. between Noe and Sanchez Sts. Funeral Mass on Wednesday 10:00AM at St. Philip the Apostle Church 725 Diamond St. San Francisco, CA. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, CA



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 ..... 



Molzahn, Wilma W.

Monday, September 13, 2010 2:00 AM

Wilma W. Molzahn Resident of Livermore Wilma Molzahn, 81, of Livermore, CA passed away at home on Tuesday, August 24, 2010. Wilma Charlene Washburn ..... 



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. 



Nancy Marie Greggins

Sunday, September 12, 2010 3:00 AM 

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



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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



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, Sept. 10, 2010: Fontenot, Martinez, Baker, Kensinger, Contreras

Monday, September 13, 2010 5:24 PM 

Joseph Fontenot Services are today for Joseph Winston Fontenot, who died Sept. 5 at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz after a four-month illness. 



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. 



Obituary, Sept. 11, 2010: Murillo

Monday, September 13, 2010 5:21 PM 

Services are Sept. 11 for Consuelo Murillo, who died Sept. 8 at her Watsonville home after an illness. 



Obituary, Sept. 3, 2010: Hester

Monday, September 13, 2010 5:31 PM 

Rosena Hester No services are scheduled for Rosena Hester, who died Sept. 1 in Santa Cruz. She was 79. 



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, .....



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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



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Paul Becker

Paul William Becker, Resident of Abilene, Texas, 82, died Sept. 2, 2010 in Abilene, Texas. A memorial service will be held September 15 at 3:00 pm in Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, CA.Mr. Becker was born in Hamburg, IL and was a carpenter and a longtime resident of Abilene, TX.He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl F. Becker and Esther Clugsten Becker; and his wife, Patsy Ann Becker. Survivors include his partner, Betty Moore of Abilene; son, Curtis Paul Becker (Donna) of San Jose, CA; daughter, Kathy Turnbough (Gary) of Bentonville, AR; brother, George W. Becker (Gloria) of Hemet, CA; sister, Millie Hawley (Ray) of La Mirada, CA; 3 grandchildren, Jason Frederick, Kyle Becker and Kevin Becker; and 2 great-grandchildren, Maygan Frederick and Sophia Frederick. You may view and sign guestbook at



Paul Wayne Dickinson

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



Pauline (Polly) McClary

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Peggy Bowman

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



Peter Joseph Ferrari

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



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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.,



Pilar Parraga

Pilar Parraga Passed away peacefully at home in So. S.F., September 11, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Cesar Parraga; loving mother of Oscar Parraga; dear aunt of Tessie & Stan Distel, Fernie & Marina Maza, Sonia & Tony Brenes, Manuel Montoya, Jr., Victor & Ilona Montoya, Louie & Lynda Montoya, Margie & Tony Montoya-Echavarri and many great nieces and nephews. Born in Mexico City. Worked as a seamstress for 26 years. Friends may visit Tuesday after 5:00pm and are invited to attend the Vigil Tuesday 7:00pm at DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY, 500 Westlake Ave., Daly City. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday 10:00am at St. Paul's Church, Valley & Church Sts., SF. Donations may be made to the Peninsula Humane Society.



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 ..... 



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 .....



Reichmuth, Thomas E.

Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:00 AM 

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



Richard H. Gomez

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



Richard J. Overholt

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 6:20 PM 

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


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Richard Milam

Richard M. Milam (Rick), Resident of San Jose, April 4, 1944-Aug. 23, 2010, Born in Palo Alto, passed away on August 23, 2010 at the age of 66 from a heart attack. He is preceded in death by his parents Jim and Mary Milam. Rick leaves behind a son, Brian, brother Leroy, nieces Debbie, Vickie and Darlene, nephews Dennis, Jeffery and Dan as well as many friends., Rick graduated from Sequoia High School in Redwood City and San Jose State University. After being discharged from the Marine Corps. Rick earned his teaching credential in Physical Education. He taught at Homestead High School in Cupertino and coached cross country track and field. After leaving Homestead, he became involved in tax shelter annunity sales and later became a sales rep for NBN Sports in San Jose. Rick was also active in the track and field community for the past 45 years. Many awards and certificates of recognition were given to him for his dedicated service to the sport of track and field. Rick was active in the 'Top 8' track meet and 'All-comers track meets' at Los Gatos High School for the past 32 years. Rick was also a member of the San Jose Chamber of Commerce., A memorial service for Rick will be held at Los Gatos High School's gym on Sunday, September 19 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation in Rick's memory be made to the



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 Gale

Robert Martin Gale, Resident of Emerald Hills, Oct 14, 1946-Aug 20, 2010, The Gale Family will host a Celebration of Life for Bob on Sunday, Sept 19 from 1-3 pm at Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto. Friends are invited to share their memories.



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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



Ruston, Gerald (Jerry)

Monday, September 13, 2010 2:00 AM 

Gerald (Jerry) Ruston, 85 ESCONDIDO / SAN MARCOS -- Gerald (Jerry) Ruston, 30 year retired US Navy, passed away Monday, September 6, 2010 from .....



Sammie A. Wilson

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Scott, Robert C.

Friday, October 16, 2009 2:00 AM 

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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.



Stephens, Emani

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 2:00 AM

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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.,



Suet Ying (Lu) Quan

Suet Ying (Lu) Quan Sept. 25, 1923 - Sept. 8, 2010 Passed away peacefully and now reunited with her husband, Albert Quan. Survived by her loving daughter, Susan, son-in-law, Wayne (Chan) and granddaughters, Tracy and Kimberly. Will be missed by her huge extended family of relatives and friends. Private burial at the Chinese Cemetery in Colma. A gathering to celebrate her life will be announced. The family suggests any donations be made to Donaldina Cameron House, 920 Sacramento St. SF, 94108 or to your favorite charity.



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



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, 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 .....



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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.



Victor Gonzales Ramirez

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



Vinall, Darin Gregory

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 1:00 AM

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Vincent Cody Steen

Thursday, January 14, 2010 5:54 PM 

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



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 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.



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 .....



Westbrook, Sue

Monday, September 13, 2010 2:00 AM

Sue Westbrook On the evening of August 30, 2010, our beloved Sue Westbrook went to be with her Lord. Sue leaves to cherish her ..... 



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 Mott

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 3:00 AM 




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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 .....