Monday, September 20, 2010

California Obituaries 09/20/2010



THOMSON, AMANDA MARIE August 7,1982 to Sept. 14, 2010 Amanda Marie Thomson was born in San Diego. She loved life, helping others and having fun. She was devoted to Goodwill Industries, working as a Lead Cashier in Santee. Following an auto accident, she is survived by parents Mike and Sandy, brother David, fiancé Donnie Perry and kitty Benson. Memorial Service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 24, 2010, at Singing Hills Memorial Park, 2800 Dehesa Road, El Cajon, CA.




SALGADO, ARLETTE of San Diego June 24, 1955 to Sept. 6, 2010 Bayview Crematory & Burial Services (619) 281-7055 



Adam A. Taylor

Adam A. Taylor, age 35 of Torrington, previously of Danbury and Brook-field, son of Anthony A. Taylor of New Milford and Michelle Mancuso of Torrington. September 16, 2010. The Liturgy of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony's Maronite Church, 17 Granville Ave., Danbury. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury. The family will receive friends in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m.



Alek Senin Feller

Alek Senin Feller, 18, of Palm Desert, Calif. died Tuesday September 7, 2010 in the Town of Delafield, Wisc. Alek Feller was born in Suceava, Romania on March 16, 1992, the son of Dr. John F. Feller and Mrs. Karen E. Feller of Palm Desert. He was a student at St John's Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield and a member of Sacred Heart Church in Palm Desert. Even as a teenager, Alek uniquely combined a great work ethic with a strong spirit of altruism including founding and leading a Haiti relief fund that generated thousands of dollars for the Red Cross in Haiti. Alek was an exemplary athlete attaining varsity letters in tennis and cross country while attending St John's. He reached the Wisconsin State Finals in men's singles tennis in 2010. An encounter with Alek, even by a stranger, inevitably left one with a smile or a laugh, gifts in a world that can be aloof and impersonal. Alek dearly loved his family and was a lover of animals. He is survived by his parents; brother, John Kyle Feller of Boston, Mass.; his sisters, Kaitlin Sarah Feller of Notre Dame, Ind. and Emma Elizabeth Feller of Palm Desert; his grandparents, John Robert Feller of Lake Milton, Ohio, Margaret Ann Rowland of Massillon, Ohio, Maureen and Leo Bossy of Montreal, Quebec in Canada; and God-parents, Ted Joseph Feller and Ellen Joy Sroka. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church in Palm Desert, CA at 1:30 PM on Friday, September 17, 2010. The family asks that donations in lieu of flowers be sent to: St John's Northwestern Military Academy, Alek Feller Memorial Fund, 1101 Genesee Street Delafield, WI 53018-1498.



Alice Atikian

Alice Atikian Alice peacefully passed into rest on September 9, 2010, with her daughter holding her hand. She was 96. Alice was born in Newark, NJ, on April 18, 1914, to Mina and Dikran Chooljian. She was the eldest of their five children who all predeceased her. After completing her business college degree, she became secretary to the president of a large department store on Fifth Avenue in New York. In 1937, Alice met and married Hrandt Atikian (deceased) and they immediately set forth on the big adventure of driving across the country and establishing a photo engraving business in San Francisco. She was a homemaker for many years but could not stay away from the business world. She worked for Bank of America for 18 years and retired at the age of 70 from a supervisory position. Alice and Hrandt had two children Richard (deceased) and Valerie. Alice is also survived by many loved nieces and nephews and wonderful friends. In particular, Donna Blades, who always found time to call Aunty and say Hi. In her younger years, Alice was very involved in her church, St. Gregorys, serving as a Sunday school teacher. She was an original member and treasurer of the Antelias Seminary Association. Alices daughter would like to thank her mothers caregiver, Martha Pingol, for making her mothers days so happy these last few years. She would also like to thank her physician, Leslie Squires MD, who was the advocate Valerie was looking for. Valerie would finally like to thank Kevin Bush and Gerry Tanti for being with her at the hospital and supporting her during this difficult time. Alice was a good, kind Christian woman who did her best for her family and friends. She will be missed. Services will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel on Monday, September 20, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Donations may be made to St. Gregorys Armenian Apostolic Church, 51 Commonwealth Ave., San Francisco, CA 94118 or Antelias Seminary Association, 216 20th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94121.



Allan Andrew Johnson Sr.

Born to Isaac and Dorothy Johnson on December 11, 1938 in Phoenix, Ariz. Allan Johnson entered into his rest on September 4, 2010. He was a long-time resident of the desert and is survived by his sons, Allan A. Johnson, Jr,, Sean A. Johnson; step-daughter Karen Berkshire and grandchildren Sean Berkshire and Holly Berkshire; companion, Marilyn; former wife, Barbara A. Follas and mother, Jeri Williams. He was preceded in death by wife Lindalee A. Johnson. He spent four years in the



Alvin Baker

BAKER-Alvin Baker, 87, of Whittier, California, died September 15, 2010, at Cedar Ridge Alzheimer's Care Facility. Born November 8, 1922, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John W. and Elizabeth C. (Shepherd) Baker and the husband of the late Eunice "Dolly" (Diggins) Baker. Mr. Baker was a postal carrier and formerly worked for G.C. Murphy's and the Union Railroad. He also served during



Angela "Ala" Sust

Angela "Ala" Sust passed away on Monday, Sept. 13., She moved to Stockton from Havana, Cuba, with her husband, Enrique Sust, in 1961., She is survived by her three children, Teresa (Jaime) Fernandez, Enriqueta "Henrie" (Curt) Newland and Peter (Linda) Sust; seven grandchildren, Paul (Rene) Sampedro, Alicia Sampedro, Peter (Julie) Sust, Phillip (Katie) Sust, Chad (Candy) Newland, Derek Newland, Craig (Heather) Newland; and nine great- grandchildren., A memorial service will be held today at 5 p.m. at Quail Lakes Baptist Church, 1904 Quail Lakes Drive, Stockton.,



Angelo A. Mazzucchi

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Ann McNeill

Friday, September 17, 2010 3:00 AM 

Ann Lydia McNeill, a resident of Napa since 1968, died Sept. 14, 2010 at Queen of the Valley Hospital following a brief illness. Ann was born to Edward and Augusta Remland Marschall on Sept. 14, 1918,



Anna Lombardi

Anna Lombardi passed away on September 14, 2010 at the age of 95. Anna was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 5, 1915. She resided in Long Island, New York until 1952 when she moved to San Pedro. She was previously an active member of the Anderson Senior Citizens Organization of San Pedro. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Pat Lombardi. Anna is survived by her daughters, Natalie Pesutich of Torrance; and Maryann Bell of Grants Pass, Oregon; 6 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren; a brother in Florida and a sister in New York. Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Funeraria Del Angel McNerney's Mortuary at 1640 N. Avalon Blvd., Wilmington. Interment is to immediately follow the chapel service at Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes. Please sign the guestbook at



Anne (Meyer) Kalafat

Anne (Meyer) Kalafat, 94, of Great Falls, a homemaker, died Saturday, September 11, 2010, at a local hospital of natural causes., The family will greet family and friends at Schnider Funeral Home on Sunday, September 19, 2010, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Her funeral will be held at Central Christian Church on Monday, September 20, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will take place in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Schnider Funeral Home is handling arrangements., Anne was born February 13, 1916, to Tryntje (Trost) and Gerrit Meyer in Hanford, California, where she was raised and educated, graduating from Hanford High School in 1933. After graduating, she was employed by Anglo California Bank., She married Steven R. Kalafat on October 29, 1945, in Salem, OR. They moved to Montana and made their home in Black Eagle, where Anne was a homemaker who was active in the PTA and Campfire Girls., Anne later worked for Palmer Bros. Auto Supply to help pay for her daughters' educations., After retirement, she was secretary for the Art Higgins Black Eagle Park, secretary/treasurer of Church Women United and Elder Emeritus at Central Christian Church., Survivors include daughters Katherine (Thomas) Green of Butte and Stephanie (George) Skaer of Great Falls; five grandchildren, Brad (Christel) Skaer of Rochester, MN, Karley (Ron) Kump of Butte, Steven (Sydne) Skaer and Jillian (Treve) Brinkman, all of Great Falls, and Frank (Erica) Green of Vancouver, WA; nine great grandchildren, Benjamin and Lillian Skaer, Kale and Elli Anne Brinkman, Taylor and Nadia Skaer, Hunter Kump, Brayden and Landon Green; and several nephews and nieces, including Anne Franey, Martha Leaheey and Nancy Georgeson, all of Bakersfield, CA., She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Steven, in 1983; and two sisters, Martha Meyer and Nellie Leaheey., She will be remembered for her strong faith, love of family and support of CMR and MSU Bozeman athletics., Memorials are suggested to Central Christian Church, 1025 Central Ave, Great Falls, MT 59401-3785 or Art Higgins Memorial Park, c/o Frank Tuss, 3122 Lower River Rd, Great Falls, MT 59405; or the donor's choice., Condolences for the family may be posted online at



Anne K. Diamond

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Barbara (Bagley) Allen

Barbara B. Allen went home to her Lord and Savior on September 14, 2010 in Hanford, CA., Barbara was born in Altus, Oklahoma on September 1, 1929 to Burley and Maudie Lee Bagley. She was raised on an 80 acre farm in Humphreys, Oklahoma with two brothers and four sisters. Jack Bagley (deceased) of Humphreys, OK; Nathan (N.F.) Bagley (deceased) of Humphreys, OK; Frances Potts (deceased) of Huntington Beach, CA; Murrel George (deceased) of Bakersfield, CA; Doris Hansen of Rockwall, TX; and Allene Stiefel of Porterville, CA., After high school, she attended a business school and after graduating moved to the Los Angeles area with her young daughter, Patricia. She met her future husband, George Allen, through a mutual friend at her work for Security National Bank. George also had a daughter, Rochelle, from a previous marriage. George and Barbara were married on April 1, 1960 (She always had a good sense of humor!)., She continued to work at the bank moving her way up to Loan Officer. After having their only son together, Steven in 1965, she became a full time mom. The family moved to Hanford in 1979 when George accepted a job with Tulare County as a milk inspector. After Steven graduated from high school, she went back to work for the Hanford School District as an Administration Assistant for a number of years before retiring., She enjoyed doing needlepoint, cross stitching, crocheting, gardening, and canning. She loved to get together with family and friends. She was active in her church at First Baptist in Hanford where she was involved in numerous Sunday School classes, Bible studies, SAM (Senior Adult Ministries), women's groups and helped out cooking and cleaning for the Wednesday night dinners for many years., She is survived by three children, Patricia Groves, husband Jim of Escondido, CA; Rochelle Hoffman of Petaluma, CA; and Steven Allen, wife Lindy of Hanford, CA. There are seven grandchildren, Jason Groves, wife Becky of Omaha, NE; Kendra (Groves) Hankins, husband Eric of Glen Allen, VA; Jeremy Groves of Columbus, OH; Andrea (Hoffman) Bowen, husband Robert of Kadota AFB Tokyo, Japan; Nicole Rogers, Daniel Allen and Shae Allen all of Hanford, CA. There are also six great-grandchildren, Kylie, Keaton, and Miles Groves along with Kaitlyn, Ashlyn and Gavin Hankins., Visitation is at People's Funeral Chapel at 501 N. Douty St., Hanford on Friday, September 17 from 5-8 p.m. and the Memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church at 9125 13 1/2 Ave., Hanford on Saturday, September 18 at 10 am. There will be a luncheon immediately following the service., Flowers can be sent to People's Funeral Chapel and any donations can be sent to First Baptist Church in memory of Barbara Allen., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements are entrusted to People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591.



Beck, James Edwin

Thursday, September 16, 2010 2:00 AM 

James Edwin Beck, passed away suddenly September 12, 2010.  He is survived by wife, Paula Beck, children Janice (Philip) Beck Herechski, Kathryn (Sean) Beck, .....



Bessie Josephine (MacGowan) Davis

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 12:55 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Bill Maytubby

Hanford resident Bill Maytubby, 74, passed away of heart failure complicated by his diabetes at his home Monday, Sept. 13, 2010., Bill was formerly of Lamont, Calif. He was retired over 40 years service within the banking industry. He will be best remembered for his love for his family and dedication to his job and the community he lived in. His later years were spent taking care of his wife and spending as much time as possible with his 11 grandchildren., He is survived by his wife, Sue Maytubby; two sons, Dan and Lynnette Maytubby of Frisco, Texas and David and Rebecca Maytubby of Boulder, Colorado; a daughter, Jehri and Kevin Clarke of Clovis; a brother, Morris E. Maytubby of Bakersfield; 11 beloved grandchildren, Colette, Kyle, Annalise, Addison, Layne, Brett, Anne, Emma, Brianna, Eric and Braden; 1 great-grandchild, M'Kenzie., He was preceded in death by his parents, Morris and Elsie Maytubby and a brother, John Maytubby., Graveside Service will be Thursday, Sept. 16 at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Bakersfield., In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be sent to the, , 55 Shaw Ave., Suite 105, Clovis, CA 93612.



Bill Mezner

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Bonnie Jean Thompson Marson Adamson

Bonnie Jean passed away peacefully at her home in West Jordan, UT on September 2, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. Bonnie was born on January 31, 1926 in Park City, UT to Bessie Murray Thompson and David Mark Thompson. She left Park City to attend college at Utah State University. During this time she met William Marson, who was enrolled in the NROTC program at the University of Utah. Bonnie and Bill were married on December 31, 1947. They moved their family to California where they spent many years living in Santa Barbara, Glendora, and lastly Santa Rosa. After 37 years of marriage, Bonnie sadly lost her husband in 1984 but continued to live a very full and active life. She was passionate about music and singing with her Etude group, and was an accomplished artist, exhibiting and selling her artwork throughout Sonoma County, where she won many awards. Her favorite pastimes included reading, taking classes and spending time with her close circle of friends. She was especially fascinated by foreign cultures and was fortunate to travel internationally several times. Bonnie's pioneer heritage was very important to her, and she was proud to be a member of the National League of American Pen Women, Beta Sigma Phi, and various Sonoma artist associations. In 1998 Bonnie married Jean Adamson, also originally from Park City. Together they enjoyed watching Jazz basketball, visiting family and sharing memories of Park City. She is survived by her husband Jean Adamson; her brother Arthur Thompson of Layton; and daughters Jill Marson Rothman of Anacortes, WA, Julie Garbett of Glendora, CA and Caryl Haering of Saratoga Springs, UT. Also surviving Bonnie are nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Murray and George A. (Tommy) Thompson, her daughter Mary Jean Flora, and her son Craig Marson. She was loved by all and will be missed very much. Services and viewing were held on Thursday, September 9th at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 500 N 325 E., Heber City, UT. interment at Heber City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at



Borghild "Bea" Rott

Bea was born on Sept. 11, 1921, in Harmony, Minn., to Norwegian immigrants Christian Jensen and Ronnaug Sather., She passed away peacefully on Sept. 10, one day shy of her 89th birthday, in Vacaville, Calif., Bea and a friend traveled to California during World War II where she quickly found work as a lathe operator building ships in the Bay Area. She was proud of her contributions to the war effort as a "Rosie the Riveter." Near the end of the war, she met a young sailor named Emer Rott, whom she married on Feb. 3, 1945. In 1953, she and her family moved to Dixon, Calif., a community she loved for over 50 years. She traveled to Minnesota often to visit a large extended family and even traveled to Norway for a large reunion organized in her honor., Bea worked for Dr. Verl Knight for many years as an assistant in his dental practice. She often volunteered her time on behalf of her community., She was a member of the Dixon Women's Improvement Club, Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, Moose Lodge and Soroptimists International. Over the years she held many leadership positions in local organizations. She also volunteered her time at the Dixon Community and Methodist Church. Bea looked forward to the Dixon May Fair and always found a way to participate in the parade or activities at the fair grounds. She was an outstanding cow milker and often teamed up with others to win the cow milking contests, a skill she acquired on the dairy her family owned in Minnesota., Bea is survived by her son, Dan; daughter-in-law, Joan; and three grandchildren, Erik, Tara and Ivan; a brother, Harold and sisters, Ruth and Margaret, of Chatfield, Minn.; and a sister, Gladys, of Reno, Nev. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emer; daughter, Dian; and brother, Norval., A memorial service will be held today at 1 p.m. at Dixon United Methodist Church. Remembrances can be made to the Soroptimist International Club of Dixon and the Touched from Above program.,



Brothers who grew up in Boulder Creek killed in Georgia motorcycle crash

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 7:05 PM 

LAKE PARK, Ga. - Jimmy Stanley Rash IV and Nick Anthony Mitchell, who grew up in Boulder Creek, were killed in a motorcycle accident in Lake Park, Ga.




AYYAD, CHARLES J. Chula Vista \June 6, 1929 to Sept. 17, 2010 Viewing Mon 9/20 4pm-9pm. Rosary 7pm. Service Tues 9/21 12:30 at Community Mortuary 619.426.2006 




HAYES, COLETTE R. of National City Nov. 6, 1968 to Sept. 6, 2010 Preferred Cremation and Burial 619-584-7000 



Carol Elaine Olson

May 26, 1935 - Sept. 10, 2010 It is with great sadness that the family of Carol announce her passing, her promotion to glory, early in the morning on Friday, September 10, 2010, surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 75 years. Carol touched many lives with her loving kindness, beautiful spirit and incredible courage; not to mention her awesome cookies. It was only one month ago that twenty-four of her family members travelled with her to Maui to celebrate the fiftieth wedding anniversary to the love of her life, Vern. Amongst rolling waves, fun times at the pool and laughs galore, we treasured the gift of time we had with her. As a cancer survivor for twelve years she fought the battle bravely and courageously right to the end. Carol experienced and enjoyed many great times with friends and loved ones in her homes in Calgary, Windermere, BC, and Palm Valley Country Club in Palm Desert, Calif. Carol is survived by her loving husband, Vern; sons, Greg (Elaine) and Clark (Kathy); daughters, Marleea (Bob Ashauer) and Marilyn (Cameron Blewett); and grand-children whom she adored, Brittany, Jenessa and Madison; Sean, Jack, Cole and Lauren; Rachel, Chantel, Nicole and Alyssa; Jaeden, Ashton, Arianna, and Luke. She is also survived by her sister, Joan Kelm; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Victor and Hilda Nargang; and her brother, Clinton Nargang. Funeral Services were held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB., T2S 2L5) on Tuesday, September 14, 2010. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433. Carol's family would like to thank her Oncologist Dr. Alexander Paterson as well as the nurses and staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. In living memory of Carol Olson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.



Carol Jean Guzman

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 4:48 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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Carter, Jack Ellis

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:00 AM 

Jack Ellis Carter, of Lodi, died September 10, 2010. He was 88 years old. He was born April 11, 1922, in San Francisco, the .....



Charles Claesgens

Saturday, September 18, 2010 3:00 AM 

Charles Anthony Claesgens of Napa died at home on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010. Born on April 8, 1946 in Faribault, Minn., he graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1968 and from Boalt Hall, Univ 



Christina "Chris" Chan

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Christopher Michael Cronin

Of Rohnert Park, CA, passed away on September 11, 2010 at UCSF Hospital. He was 24 years old. Christopher was born in Greenbrae, CA to Thomas Hamilton Cronin and Jodi Lynn Cronin. He is survived by his Grandmother Betty Cronin; his parents, stepfather Richard Ruiz; brothers Brian Cronin and Daniel Cronin, and step-brothers Rick Ruiz and Jakob Lilja-Ruiz. Christopher attended Gold Ridge Elementary School, Creekside Middle School, and Rancho Cotate High School in Rohnert Park. Christopher worked briefly as an Electrician and as a Security Guard but mostly enjoyed his three years of work at Sunrise Senior Living. As an avid sports fan, he watched every A's, Raiders, Cowboys, Kings and Sharks game. He loved music, especially live. Above all else, he was happiest when in the company of his friends. Christopher was born with Neurofibromatosis, a genetic nerve disease that allowed malignant tumors to form throughout his body. Against all odds, Christopher battled these Sarcoma tumors for the last two years with monumental strength, courage, and wit. Christopher's matter-of-factness, willpower, and positive outlook on life are an inspiration to his family, friends, and doctors. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 2nd at 2:00 p.m. in the Gym at Rancho Cotate High School, 5450 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park, CA. There will be a potluck reception following in the multi use room near the gym. As it was Christopher's last wish, please come prepared to share a memory if you are able. Arrangements by ~ SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN & LANCE CHAPEL 707-545-3747



Clarice Clarice H. Allen

Clarice "Claire" H. Allen age 71 of Bridgewater, passed away Saturday September 18, 2010 at New Milford Hospital after a year long illness. She is the wife of Clifford "Bud" Allen. Claire was born in New Milford, August 9, 1939, a daughter of the late Kenneth Zeiner and Frances (Collins) Zeiner Sweatt. She grew up in Roxbury and was a 1957 graduate of Washington High School. Claire was employed at the Bridgewater Village Store, while her children were in grade school and later was a volunteer at the Thrift Mart of New Milford. She participated in many community activities including Ladies Homemakers. Claire and her family enjoyed camping and created an extended family with fellow members of the Family Campers and RVers Club. In addition to her husband of 52 years, Claire is survived by four children, Kathy Fuller and her husband, Tim of Canton, N.Y., Karen Larson and her husband, Charlie of New Milford, Gary Allen and girlfriend, Pam of Bristol and Peggy Yarrison and her husband, Todd of Plymouth; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Benjamin and her husband, Edgar and Sally Billings and her husband, Don; grandchildren, Megan Sykes and her husband, Mike, Greg Fuller and his wife, Sara, Katrina and Kara Larson and Amanda, Kayla and Jacob Yarrison; a niece, Suzy Miller; a nephew, Scott Benjamin and her beloved dog, Rudy. Funeral Service will be held in the Colonial Funeral Home Tuesday evening, September 21, 2010 at 7 p.m. Family will receive friend in the Colonial Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 5 until 7 p.m. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the FCRV Educational Grant, c/o Barbara Cromtie 136 Dino Rd., Bristol, CT 06010-7822 or the Thrift Mart of New Milford PO BOX 1741, New Milford, CT 06776 Information and online condolences at



Clark, Jimon

Thursday, August 26, 2010 2:00 AM 

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Coronel, Keith B.

Saturday, September 18, 2010 2:00 AM 

Keith B. Coronel, 48, of Lodi, died Sept. 11. He was born Oct. 29, 1961 in San Francisco. Mr. Coronel enjoyed drawing and tattooing. He ..... 



Cozad, Michael Cleo

Thursday, September 16, 2010 2:00 AM 

Michael Cleo Cozad, 60, formerly of Lodi, died Aug. 20. He was born Oct. 7, 1949 in Oklahoma. Mr. Cozad was the owner of an ..... 



Curtis Breckenridge

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STAFFORD, DIANE M. of Santee Sept. 3, 1948 to Sept.14, 2010 Preferred Cremation and Burial (619)584-7000 




DANIELS, DOROTHY PEARL July 18, 1921 to Sept.14, 2010 Born in Webster Groves, MO. Resident of Alpine, CA since 1997. She was preceded by husband Ed Daniels and son Larry. Survived by daughter and son-in-law Dottie and Lee Machado, grandson Blayne and wife Lia, grandson Clay and wife Lori, great-grandchildren Lauren, Gabe, Christina, and Ashley, many nieces and nephews. Graveside services Sept. 24th, 10 a.m., Alpine Cemetery. Donations: Sharp Hospice Care, P.O. Box 1750, La Mesa, CA 91944.



David Durbin

Saturday, September 18, 2010 3:00 AM 

David Durbin passed away Sept. 15, 2010, in Sacramento at age 68 following a brief illness. He was born in Napa on June 28, 1942. David graduated from Napa High School in 1961 and worked for Kaiser St 



David Fisher

David Edward Fisher David passed away on September 17, 2010 in San Mateo. He was born in Cork, Ireland in 1925. He moved to San Francisco as a young adult to be with his family. David was in the import toy business and traveled the world extensively, searching for the next hot item. David was a member of Pacific - Starr King Lodge #136, F. & A. M.; San Francisco Scottish Rite Bodies and Asiya Shrine Temple. Recently he was awarded the Golden Veterans Award for 50 years of Masonic membership. David volunteered as a clown with the Asiya Shrine Clowns, where he led candy sales to raise money for the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Known as "Emes the Clown" he entertained the children in the hospital and participated in parades and various other events. He is survived by his sisters, Mona Cohn and Barbara Lieberman. David has many nieces and nephews and was a beloved uncle. His brothers, Ted and Stanley Fisher and his sisters, Sylvia Zuckerman and Rita Cohen preceded him in death. He will be sorely missed by all his family and friends. His family would like to thank the staff at Hennelly House and all his private care givers for their care and support. Donations can be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Sacramento or Mission Hospice of San Mateo. Funeral Services will be held at Eternal Home Cemetery in Colma on Monday, September 20 at 1:00 P.M.



David Holloway

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David Mark Bonweg

David Mark Bonweg, 52, of Palm Desert, Calif. passed away September 12, 2010 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. David was born May 31, 1958 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Marilyn and Mike Bonweg. David is survived by his mother, Marilyn Bonweg of Palm Desert; brother, Gary Bonweg of Columbus, Ohio; sister, Donna Hathaway of Bermuda Dunes, Calif.; and nephews, Matt and Brad Bonweg of Cincinnati, and Michael Hathaway of Pensacola, Fla. He was preceded in death by his father, Mike Bonweg. David was always proud of helping to save four people in a water rescue from a sinking car. He lived in Palm Desert for the last 20 years and was a certified reflexologist. His quiet, loving and gentlemanly ways were cherished by those lucky enough to have really known him. A Memorial will be held at Desert Memorial Cemetery on September 25, 2010 at 10:30 AM.



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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Debra Lynn Stumbaugh

Sunday, September 19, 2010 1:01 AM 

Debra (Debbie) Lynn Stumbaugh, born June 16, 1956 in Ketchikan, Alaska, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Sept. 14, 2010, in the comfort of her home with her husband John at her side.  



Delbert Ward Sheffer

Delbert Ward Sheffer, 80, of Suisun, Calif., died on Saturday, Sept. 11, at David Grant Medical Center., He was born on Jan. 30, 1930, in Zeigler, Ill. He served in the Air Force., A memorial service will be held on Monday, Sept. 20, at 2 p.m. at Fairmont Memorial Park Chapel, 1901 Union Ave., Fairfield. Interment will be held at Fairmont Memorial Park., Arrangements are by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St., 425-4697,



Dennis Ross Brownfield

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 6:20 PM 

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



Diane Romero

Diane Romero, a longtime teacher at Peterson Elementary School, died on Thursday at her home in North Merced. 



Don Halteman

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Don P. Davis Jr.

Don P. Davis, Jr. was born January 6, 1935, to Don P. and Margaret L. Davis. He passed away on September 8, 2010, of cardiac amyloidosis. He is survived by his best friend and loving wife, Ann; son Mike (Norma) of La Quinta; son Bill (Barbara) of Mercer Island; daughter Dyan Williams (Steve) of Australia, and seven grandchildren. He graduated from the



Doro Maffia

Born March 10, 1935, peacefully passed away at Brighton Gardens on September 14, 2010 after a two year battle with liver cancer. He is survived by his wife Frances of 47 years; son Anthony Maffia (Tina), daughter Yvonne Adams (Logan), grandchildren Samuel Adams, Elissa and Hannah Maffia. Doro was a veteran of the U.S., for two years as a SpecE5 during the Korean Conflict. He started in the Scale business at an early age, attending Toledo Scale Measurement School in Ohio where he graduated top of his class after being discharged from the Army. He was a local business owner of Flex Weigh Corp., with 50 employees, manufacturing electronic weighing equipment. for over 23 years. He also received two U.S. patents for his scale designs. After selling the business in 1999 he retired to truly enjoy spending time boating at their summer house at the lake with friends and family. A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 20th at 1:00 p.m. at Santa Rosa Mortuary Chapel, 1900 Franklin Ave., Santa Rosa. SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN & LANCE CHAPEL, 545-3747



Dorothy Virginia Norton

Thursday, September 16, 2010 6:28 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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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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Edith Louise Wright

(Edith) Louise Wright Aug. 10, 1932 - Sept. 13, 2010 Louise is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Gale, children, Bruce (Frances), Michael and Nancy, grandchildren Jennifer and Jeremy, and brother, John Hey (Frankie). Born and raised in San Francisco, she lived there her whole life. Louise graduated from Polytechnic High School in 1950 and, after raising her children, worked for the S.F. Police Officers' Association for 28 years. Louise loved to travel, especially on cruises and to Las Vegas, and enjoyed weekends at Lake Berryessa and hiking to the Yosemite High Sierra Camps. She was an accomplished seamstress, knitter and quilter. Louise was a breast cancer survivor, NASCAR enthusiast (her favorite driver was #3, Dale Earnhardt), 49er fan, and loved her cats (Sambo, Bandit and Buddy). A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 25 at 11:00 at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Avenue, Daly City, with a lunch following at the Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad Avenue, South San Francisco. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the American Red Cross.



Edward Sonny Nazzaro

Edward "Sonny" Nazzaro, age 68 of Las Vegas, Nev., previously of Danbury, son of Nellie (Klecha) Nazzaro and the late Salvatore Nazzaro. Also survived by his wife, Anita and son, Jason of Las Vegas; sister, Angeline Nazzaro Parzuchowski and her husband, Paul of New Milford and their son, Bret; and by several aunts, uncles and numerous cousins. A Mass of Christian Bur-ial will be celebrated on Friday, September 24 at 11 a.m. in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Danbury. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury. There will be no calling hours. Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.



Eileen Wagner

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



Esther Jakel

Esther Ann (Skells) Jakel, Resident of Los Gatos, Born in Watertown, South Dakota on February 23, 1922, Esther passed away August 28 in San Jose at the age of 88., The daughter of Mabel and Frank Skells, she had a younger brother Frank. She met her late husband Clifford through an aunt and uncle. When she married Cliff in 1948 in South Dakota, the aunt and uncle became sister-in-law and brother-in law. Esther and Cliff moved to Stockton in 1948 and then later to San Jose., Esther found real joy as a member in the Methodist Church. She taught Sunday School from the age of 16 until she was 65. Since 1955 she was an active member of the Cambrian Park United Methodist Church in San Jose. She joined the United Methodist Women and served in multiple roles including President for several years. She made close friends in other religions choosing to see the similarities in their faith., After graduating from a Mitchell, South Dakota business college she worked for several insurance companies. In San Jose, she went to work as School Secretary at Idella Lietz Elementary School in the Union School District in 1965 and stayed for 19 years where she said she truly enjoyed working with "great children, principals and teachers!", Esther was always involved with social concerns locally and around the world. She was cited by the Mercury News in a 1991 "Doer's Profile" for her many volunteer efforts including the San Jose Historical Museum, tutoring,, , Good Samaritan Hospital, Telecare phoning to housebound elderly, and the League of Women Voters. She founded a program that provides gifts to local families during the holiday season. Several years ago this program - which continues today - was renamed in her honor as "Esther's Outreach". Esther was also known for her work with the San Jose Family Shelter including filling her car with a steady flow of donations that she delivered to the shelter and taking monthly lunch to a drop-in center. She was an active member and church leader to People Acting in the Community (PACT) - an organization made up of 21 churches where Esther helped set up homeless centers, a senior nutrition center, and a health care initiative for children. Esther raised donations for UMCOR which served needy in the U.S. and overseas and Nothing But Nets providing funds to purchase mosquito nets for countries with malaria. She collected contributions for care packages going to needy families in Sierra Leone. Esther was also an active member in We and Our Neighbors, the oldest women's club in San Jose that is dedicated to promoting educational and social activities among its members, preserving the historical clubhouse, and supporting worthwhile causes., Esther traveled extensively to far flung destinations, often focusing on her passion for social justice issues and ecumenical understanding. She also loved to cook. She was known for her pecan pie that sold for more than $100 at church auctions. She is survived by her two sons David of San Francisco and son James and his wife Kathy of Lafayette, California. In addition to her husband Cliff who passed away in 1982, she was predeceased by her brother Frank., Among her friends, Esther was known as an angel and a hero for her concern for others. Esther said she had learned in life: "I've always been moved to try to help people experiencing tragedy, illness, problems or pain. God has given me so much, and I'd feel empty and unfulfilled if I didn't share with others.", A Celebration of Esther's life will be held on Wednesday September 22, 2010 at 11:00 am at the Cambrian Park United Methodist Church 1919 Gunston Way San Jose, CA 95124. Donations in her memory may be made to Cambrian Park United Methodist Church,, , AIDS charities, Habitat for Humanity or Heifer Project. Local arrangements by DARLING FISCHER CAMPBELL MEMORIAL CHAPEL.



Evans, Roberta Mary

Thursday, September 16, 2010 2:00 AM 

Roberta Mary Evans, 86, of Lodi, died Sept. 12. She was born Oct. 21, 1923 in Santa Rosa. Mrs. Evans was a retired teacher from ..... 



Evelyn A. Amaral

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Evelyn Hammerly

Saturday, September 11, 2010 3:00 AM 

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




DOYLE, FRANCES ANITA Frances Anita Doyle, passed away September 15, 2010. Born in Peekskill, N.Y., she moved here in 1977. She is survived by her two sons. Anita, as she liked to be called, was kind, loving and devoted to her family. She was a blessing to those who knew her. After leaving the east coast, she decided to change careers. Here in San Diego, she became a Real Estate Agent and later a Broker. Her patience, dedication and professionalism were her trademarks. She was devoted to her faith and her boys. She is forever in our hearts and thoughts. We love you Mom. Rest in Peace. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sharp Hospice Care of La Mesa.



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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Faustin Mazeris

April 22, 1941 - Sept. 5, 2010, Faustin passed away peacefully in Petaluma, CA after a long illness. Born in Esquiüle, France, he was the son of Charles Mazéris and Marie Luro Mazéris. He was preceded in death by his brothers Jean-Pierre and Germain and his sister Jeannette. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne, his daughter Michèle, his son Daniel, and his grand-daughter Juno Sophia as well as his sisters Maryse Cogi and Madeleine (Michel) Macé and also nieces Martine, France, Pascale and Isabelle; and nephews Patrick and François. After immigrating to New York, he made his home in San Francisco, where he ran a downtown tavern with his business partner Bernard Mirandette. He was a member of the Basque Cultural Center. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the wonderful staff at the Oaks in Petaluma for the excellent and loving care Faustin received during his entire stay. Many thanks also to Hospice by the Bay for their kind and attentive presence during his last months. Friends are invited to attend the Vigil Thursday, Sept 9, at 6:30 PM followed by the Funeral Mass at 7 PM at Notre Dame des Victoires. Committal Services at Holy Cross Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Notre Dame des Victoires Church, 566 Bush St. San Francisco, CA 94108, or Hospice by the Bay, 17 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Larkspur, CA 94939. McAvoy OHara Co. Paul Domergue Associate



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.



Frances Bigelow

Passed away gently and peacefully in her home on September 14, 2010 with her much loved husband and best friend Dick at her side. Her last days were spent surrounded by her husband, her loving children and grandchildren and dear friends. Born April 5, 1928 Fran was first generation American and Californian. Her parents, Rufina Mateos and Peter Muñoz emigrated from Spain with their families, eventually settling in Watsonville, California where Fran was born. She graduated from the University of California Berkeley, where she met her life long partner and husband of 59 years Dick. They married in 1951, living first in Oakland and later Castro Valley California where she spent the next years raising their five children. In 1962 they moved to Santa Rosa, and Fran became an active member of AAUW where she and Dick met and made many of their lifelong friends. Fluent in Spanish, and eager to share her skills, Fran began work as a Public Health Aide for the County of Sonoma in 1971. She considered her greatest career achievement her work as a Sonoma County Juvenile Probation Officer where she began working in 1974. Highly skilled at reaching and communicating with young offenders and their families, Fran was greatly respected and much loved by her colleagues. Eager to spend more time at their Jenner cabin, extend their Baja camping adventures and to attend Elderhostels with Dick, she retired in 1988 after 14 years of service. In retirement, Fran joined Dick as an active community volunteer, splitting her time and energy between Luther Burbank Home and Gardens, the VNA Hospice Thrift Store, Salt Point Docents and the Stewards of Slavianka. However, Fran loved and missed the work at Probation, and soon she was back working as a translator. It wasn't long before she was recruited to resume work as a Probation Officer. At the age of 82, Fran was working up to 30 hours per week, sharing a caseload of 105 youth offenders. Twenty-two years to the day after her first retirement, Fran retired for the second time on April 5, 2010. She read voraciously, played with several Bridge groups, swam three times weekly with her "Pool Babes", and completed her daily crossword puzzles - in ink - up through the end of her life. Her incredible wit, humor and energy is sorely missed by us all. Fran is survived by her beloved husband Dick; loving children Nancy Muñoz Bigelow, David Cartmill Bigelow, Jane Maria Bunting (Scott), Paul Mateos Bigelow (Victoria), and Martha Ann Cole (John); grandchildren Christopher and Laura Bunting, Cooper Bigelow, Sam Aguirre, Carmel Aguirre C'de Baca (Nathan); and great grandchild Evan C'de Baca; sisters Dolores Mullikin and Christine Tejada; numerous nieces and nephews and many close extended family members. At her request, no service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Memorial Hospice, whose compassionate nurses and staff guided Fran and her family through her end of life passage with dignity, understanding, humor and grace. Arrangements entrusted to: LAFFERTY & SMITH COLONIAL CHAPEL Directors (707)539.2921



Frances Ruth Horan

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Francis X. "Frank" Steady Sr.

Francis "Frank" Steady passed away at his Petaluma residence, surrounded by his family, on September 11, 2010. He was born in Island Pond, VT to Leo and Marie Steady on March 9, 1930. Loving husband of the late Nancy Virginia Steady. Father of Dr. Stephen Steady (Jennifer) of Petaluma, Michael Steady (Jenna) of Santa Barbara, David Steady (Shelane) of Petaluma, Antonnette Steady Larsen (Stacy) of Petaluma, Nancy Brown (Harry) of Santa Rosa, and the late Francis X. Steady, Jr. Grandfather of Nancy, Michelle and Kimberly Larsen, Angelina and Daniel Munson, Corey and Alex Steady, Samuel, Jenson and Emerson Berg Steady, Jennifer Steady Zarco and Michael Chappell. Great-grandfather of Mario and Mateo Zarco. Brother of John, Leo and Gloria Steady, Marie Basil, and Francelia Doucette. A resident of Petaluma since 1955, he was a teacher for 35 years, 25 years at Cook Jr. High. He enjoyed caring for his grandchildren and gardening. He also loved to cook. Frank's college education was interrupted by the, . He served at the Two Rock Army Facility doing encryption work and working on radio listening devices. He received a BS in Math and Physics along with his teaching credential from Creighton University. Frank helped to create Petaluma American Little League. After he retired from teaching he worked for many years for Saint Vincent's de Paul Kitchen in Petaluma. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 35 Liberty St., Petaluma, CA. Family assisted by PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 763-4131. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Petaluma or the Valley Vista Elementary School Math program in Petaluma.



Frederico Covarrubias

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Furtado, Willilam "Bill"

Thursday, September 16, 2010 2:00 AM 

William "Bill" Furtado, 59, formerly of Lodi, died Sept. 3. He was born Jan. 8, 1951 in San Jose. Mr. Furtado was a cab driver ..... 




TRUJILLO, GILIA (GAIL) Of San Diego Nov. 23, 1929 to Sept.17, 2010 Viewing will be held at St. Columba Catholic Church on 9/20 at 5 -7 pm All Faiths (858) 541-2400



Gary Wilkinson

Monday, September 20, 2010 3:00 AM 

Gary Alan Wilkinson, 55, of Lodi, died Sept. 17. He was born in Stockton on March 16, 1955.



Gene Johnson

Monday, September 20, 2010 3:00 AM 




George (Jake) Lee

Thursday, September 16, 2010 3:00 AM 

George Washington Lee, born Dec. 11, 1924, in San Francisco to Harry Lee and Francis Milroy Lee, died at home among his family on Sept. 10, 2010. He was a graduate of St. Ignatius in 1942. A World War



George Eugene Pettygrove

George Eugene Pettygrove, former mayor of Fairfield, born in Tonapah, Nev., on Feb. 5, 1931, passed away in his Fairfield residence on Tuesday, Sept. 14. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War., Friends are invited to attend a visitation at Bryan Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St., Fairfield, on Friday, Sept. 24, beginning at 5 p.m. with a Masonic Memorial service at 7 p.m. A funeral is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 25, at 11 a.m. in the Community United Methodist Church, 1875 Fairfield Ave., Fairfield., Arrangements entrusted to the care of Bryan Braker Funeral Home, 425-4697,



George W. Randall

Friday, September 17, 2010 12:59 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Getty, LeRoy E. "Roy"

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:00 AM 

Roy Getty, age 86, of Lodi, California passed away peacefully on Labor Day, September 6, 2010. He was born June 5, 1924 in White ..... 



Gloria June (Perry) Hawkins

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Gloria M. (Vigh) Carter

85 of Medina, OH waltzed into Heaven with Jesus to be Together Again with her husband Jim and get a two-armed hug from him on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at Hospice of Medina at The Inn. She was born November 3, 1924 in Akron, OH to Michael and Alice (nee Endress) Vigh and was a homemaker. She enjoyed people and entertaining at The Top 20 in Geyserville, California. Her husband Jim was President of Inland Wholesale Lumber, the purchasing arm of the Carter Lumber Building Materials chain. Gloria was a Bible Study teacher and had a visitation ministry at Western Reserve Masonic Community. She dedicated her life to her faith and wrote the book The Stones Cry Out. She enjoyed travelling with her ministry after publishing her book and appeared on the PTL Club. She loved people and lived her faith. You could say she truly walked the talk. Mrs. Carter is survived by her children Warren (Kathy) Carter, Alan (Eve) Carter Sr., and Connie Carter-Masin; grandchildren: Sean, Aaron, Kim, Jamie, Michelle, Jack, Lorien, Erin, Alan Jr., McCall, Gloria, James, and Alicia; and great-grandchildren Owen, Will, Moana, and Julia; daughters-in-law Sandra Carter and Kay Roberts. She was preceded in death by her husband James, daughter Susan Carter-Griminger, and her parents. Friends may join the family for visitation on Monday, September 20, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to Service time on Tuesday at Carlson Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 3477 Medina Road (Corner of Route 18 & River Styx Road), Medina, OH. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Whitt officiating. Interment will follow in Northlawn Cemetery in Cuyahoga Falls. Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 North Court Street, Medina, Ohio 44256. ONLINE MEMORIALS AT 3477 MEDINA ROAD, MEDINA, OHIO PH: 330-722-5888



Gordon Lee Goodman

Gordon Lee Goodman, known to most as Lee, passed away September 16, 2010 surrounded by family and loved ones in Indio, Calif. Born March 2, 1952 to Vada Marie and Jesse Carl Goodman, he grew up in Riverside County and moved to the desert to attend Indio High School (1968-69). He and Denise Goodman (Yeakel) had a daughter, Lindsay Goodman, who he raised with absolute love and dedication. A lover of animals and the outdoors, Lee owned a successful landscaping and construction business in the desert area. Above all, he was a good-hearted man who was quickly loved by those lucky enough to cross his path. With a keen sense of justice and fairness, he was a father figure to many young nieces and nephews, the children of his 12 siblings. Lee was a philosopher at heart, always searching for the right path, and he eagerly engaged many in debate. Lee is survived by his daughter, Lindsay Goodman of San Diego; and sisters, Mary Malotte of Palm Desert, Linda Nelson of Banning, and Barbara Francisco of Yucaipa. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Coachella Valley Rescue Mission. Visit to donate or send directly to P.O. Box 10660 Indio, California 92202-2564. The arrangements are under the direction of Rose Mortuary. To the many who loved him, he will be dearly missed.



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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Ham, Bernice

Saturday, September 18, 2010 2:00 AM 

Bernice Ham Apr. 16, 1915-Sept. 13, 2010 Resident of Castro Valley Bernice Ham, aged 95, resident of Castro Valley 1949-2002, passed away on 9/13/10 .....



Herb Richards

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Howard Ray Hansen

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Hughes, Richard Pope

Monday, September 20, 2010 2:00 AM 

Born in Lodi, CA to Genevieve Pope Hughes and the late Richard Louis Hughes. Richard passed away after a brief illness in the loving ..... 



IN MEMORY: Martha Chard Elkin

Martha Chard Elkin February 17, 1924 - September 20, 2003 Her love lives on in our hearts. 




FIGURACION, INIGO of San Diego 06/01/1924 - 09/15/2010 Viewing and Rosary Sept. 21 Mass, Sept. 22, Noon, St. Rita's Greenwood Mortuary 619-264-3131



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,



Ildiko Elizabeth Roberts

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Irvin Lathrop

Saturday, September 11, 2010 3:00 AM 

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



Isbell, Freda (Bader)

Thursday, September 16, 2010 2:00 AM 

Freda Bader Isbell, 91, formerly of Lodi, died Sept. 12. She was born on Jan. 21, 1919 in Wishek, N.D. Mrs. Isbell was a homemaker. ..... 




TERRY, JAMES O. of San Diego Dec. 2, 1946 to Sept. 9, 2010 Preferred Cremation and Burial 619-584-7000 




THORNTON, JEAN E. of San Diego Aug. 30, 1919 to Sept. 10, 2010 Preferred Cremation and Burial 619-584-7000 




DECK, JIM July 2, 1937 to Sept. 9, 2010 Jim Deck was born in Silver City, New Mexico. He served in the Navy from 1955 to 1958. He was employed as a journeyman mechanic for the S.D. Post Office and other privately owned shops. He owned his own transmission shop for 13 years. He also enjoyed his work as an automatic transmission instructor. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Sandy, three children, Debbie, Charles, and Margie; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Joyce; and many nieces and nephews. There will be a Memorial Service at El Cajon Mortuary, 684 S. Mollison Ave., El Cajon, CA 92020, on Friday, September 24th, at 10:00 a.m. Please make donations to Sharp Hospice in lieu of flowers.



Jack W. Manuel

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 11:49 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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James D. Ruffer

James D. Ruffer passed away on Sept. 11, in Arvada, Colo., He was born on Jan. 28, 1949, in Walnut Creek, Calif., to Otto and Dolores Ruffer., James was a graduate of Armijo High School, Class of 1967. He went on to serve in the U.S. Army, serving the rank of SP4 in Battery A 4th BN (Nike Hercules) 44th ARTY, 38th Artillery Brigade Camp El Paso DMZ Korea 1970. He then worked in the can manufacturing business for 29 years., James was an avid enduro rider and outdoorsman., James is survived by his beloved wife, Donna; son and daughter-in-law, Ryan and Cathrine; son, Adam; grandchildren, Audrey, Alaina and Dustin; he is also survived by sister and brother-in-law, Gail and Ken Bechtle; and a host of extended family and friends., A viewing will be held this evening, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 524 Elmira Road, Vacaville. A graveside service will follow on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m. at Rockville Cemetery, 4219 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield., In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of James Ruffer may be made to: Colon Cancer Research, The Director, The National Cancer Institute Building 31, Room 11A-16, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892, Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233, www.vacahills,



James Hobart Davidson

James H. Davidson, 54, was a recent resident of La Quinta, Calif. He was born in San Pedro and lived there most of his life. Jim graduated from San Pedro High School in 1974, and then earned an Associate's degree at Los Angeles Harbor College. He retired from AT&T after 22 years as a customer service representative. Music was Jim's passion. He learned to play the clarinet in junior high. He played in San Pedro High School's marching band, Los Caballeros marching band, performed with Harbor College's band, and was performing with the Desert Winds Freedom Band of Palm Springs when he passed away. He loved to travel. He saw most of the United States. Hawaii was his favorite. Jimmy was preceded in death by his father, John; and his brother, David. He is survived by his mother, Cleo; brother, John (Laureen); uncle, Jim (Joan) Murtland; sister-in-law, Francine (Ron) Cross; nephew, David Davidson; nieces, Kimberly (David) Davidson, Racine Cross, Roni Cross; great nephew, Dalton Hansen; and great niece, Demi Jo Hansen. Funeral services will be Monday, September 20, 2010 at 11:00 AM in the mortuary chapel, with interment to follow in Green Hills Memorial Park. Green Hills Mortuary (310) 831-0311.



James Junior Plank

Friday, September 17, 2010 1:38 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Jan Francis Hasman

The Heavens have a new star. On Friday, September 10, 2010 at dawn, Jan Francis Hasman made his transition. Never once did he complain during his six-month battle with lung cancer. With his wife, Sara and several family members lovingly at his side, he peacefully drew his last breath. Jan was a self-taught, well-known and respected musician for over 40 years. His incredible voice, tenor saxophone and piano will be greatly missed by his many fans. His love of music and words was only surpassed by his devotion to family and his many friends. Jan and Sara met while performing on stage in the fall of 1982 and were married December 11, 1983 at Morton's Botanical Gardens by Dr. Tom Costa of the Religious Science Church of the Desert. Dr. Costa later became their pastor and dear friend. Musician, poet and Real Estate Broker, his public faces but to his family and friends he was larger than life. We have so many wonderful memories. Thank you, God for giving us him for so many loving years. Jan is survived by his wife, Sara; his children, Lori Anne Hasman, Stillwater, Minn., Coco Jane Campbell, San Diego, Jason Christianson Hasman (Chantel), Middleton, Wis., Sara-Jan (Matthew) Selby, Los Angeles; grandchildren, Katie Renee Newham, Lola Josephanne Selby and Julian James Selby. Also, surviving are his mother, Anne K. Hasman and one brother, Joseph Hasman, both of Evanston, Ill.; niece Amy Morley; nephews, Joey and Jon Hasman. Services are at 3:00pm, Saturday, September 18, 2010 at Forest Lawn Chapel, Cathedral City. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to The



Jane Collins

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Janet Elizabeth Neil

Janet Neil was born in Tacoma, Wash., Aug. 3, 1945. With her loving husband Jerry, devoted family and dearest friends by her side, Janet passed peacefully into the arms of God on Sept. 6, at her beautiful home on the family ranch in Winters., Janet fought a courageous 3-year battle with cancer, without so much as a single complaint. Janet enjoyed life to the fullest, even during her toughest days she would say, "I am the luckiest woman in the world, I was blessed with a wonderful husband, loving friends. I have traveled the world and I have so much to be thankful for." She was truly more concerned for others than herself., Janet loved horses, nature, photography, antique cars and vintage clothing. She only knew one way to do something and that was "the best" she possibly could. Her contact with nature was something to behold, whether it be at her Eagle Lake cabin or her beautiful home in Winters. She loved to be surrounded by bald eagles, grey foxes, mountain Quail and deer. One of her favorite hobbies was to photograph wildlife, especially birds, and the joy she got sharing the photos with her husband Jerry. "What a team we made" Janet would always say., Janet and Jerry operated family businesses their entire marriage of 43 years. Some of Jerry's fondest memories were of Janet as a young lady giving horse riding lessons to children on a ranch in Sacramento, or touring their old cars through the mountains of Colorado, dressed in vintage clothing. Though, Janet and Jerry had no children of their own, they impacted many lives of children in the community. The friendships that Janet fostered through the antique auto clubs and the cabin at Eagle Lake were evident to the very end, as the calls and cards poured in with prayers and well wishes., Janet was preceded in death by her father, John Williams Sims; mother, Alice Ellen Sims; brother, Gordon Sims; and her beloved in-laws, Lewis and Anita Neil., Janet is survived by her loving husband, Jerry Neil; brother and sister-in-law, Walt and Sally Neil; nephew, John Neil, his spouse Karen and their children, Brock and Ashlynne; nephew, Clark Neil and his children, Sarah and Katie; niece, Laurie Neil Hoskins and her spouse, Doug; and niece, Sandy Neil, all of Winters., The Neil family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to all the dear friends of Janet for their outpouring of love during her illness. Your cards and phone calls meant so much to her., Memorial service will be held Friday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546,,



Jean A. Silbaugh

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Jean Griffiths

90, died in Palm Springs on September 15, 2010. Jean was born November 12, 1919 to Maude and Charles Comstock in San Francisco California. She worked in San Francisco and Oakland all her life. Jean retired from US Steel after 30 years, then worked for Bechtel Group for 13 years. Moved to the Russian River area, where she worked as a hostess for the Russian River Resort. In 2003 Jean moved to Palm Springs with her two close friends and caregivers, Ray and Paul. A celebration of her life will be held at Toucans Tiki Lounge In Palm Springs, Wednesday September 29, 2010 at 3:00 p.m., and another at the Rainbow Cattle Company, Thursday October 14, 2010 also at 3:00 p.m. in Guerneville California. Donations can be made to your charity of choice, in her name.



Jean Maxine Brockman

Jean M. Brockman, 87, passed away August 31, 2010 under the loving care of Victoria Royale Residential Care in Cathedral City, Calif. and our Lord Jesus Christ. She was born September 18, 1922 in Bricelyn, Minn. to Jason and Edna (Newton) Sampson. She moved to Indio, Calif. with her husband Pete and family in 1958. She was a homemaker her entire adult life. Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph (Pete); twin sister, Joyce Phillips; grandson, Robbie Gray; and her parents. She is survived by sisters, Dorothy Sampson of Florida, Eleanor Twait of Illinois, Margie Baker of Texas; and brother, Harvey Sampson of Illinois; daughter, Sandy (Rusty) Williamson of Bella Vista, Ark.; sons, John of Indio, Jim (Patty) of La Quinta, Calif., and PK (Traci) of Kennewick, Wash.; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be private.



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 and Javier Gomez, John and Heather Morello, Joe Morello and 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 10:00 AM 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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Joe R. Cardona

January 19, 1923 – August 17, 2010 Joe R. Cardona was born in Riverside, Calif. and lived briefly in San Diego before relocating to Palm Springs in the early 1950's. He was owner of Roman Tile, a tile contracting company, until his retirement. Joe is survived by his son Tommy Cardona, his wife Sherry and their two children along with his daughter Laura Giddings, her husband Rod, their four children and grandchildren. In addition, Joe has four sisters, Evelyn Negreti, Chona Aldama, Lola Mendoza and Irene Ybarra as well as his brother Richard Cardona along with many nieces, nephews and other extended family members. He will be missed by all. No services are planned although there will be a gathering for family and friends on Saturday, October 9, 2010. For details, please call 951-927-1699.



John Graham

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 3:00 AM 

John died at home in Napa, as he wished, with his family close at hand, the evening of Sept. 10. His long struggle with COPD and heart problems ended. He was 82.  



Jones, Darius

Monday, October 12, 2009 2:00 AM 

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Jones, Kay Frances (Moore)

Friday, September 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

Kay passed away suddenly Tuesday, September 14, 2010 in Modesto, CA at the age of 67. Kay was born on November 9, 1942 in ..... 



Jose De Jesus Varelas

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Joseph Edward Escovedo Sr.

Joseph Edward Escovedo Sr. passed away Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010 in Indio. He was born April 3, 1945 in Ray, Ariz. to Jose Escovedo and Armida Gonzalez. He lived and worked in Indio for 62 years. Joseph is survived by Celia R. Escovedo, his wife of 46 ½ years. They met in the eighth grade at Jefferson Middle and were high school sweethearts at Indio High School. He is also survived by his children, Julee Ann and Joseph E. Jr.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; eight sisters, Rosuara, Manuela, Irene, Mary, Sara, Rachel, Theresa, Sylvia; and one brother, Robert. Services will be at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Indio on September 21, 2010 with rosary at 9:00 AM and mass at 9:30 AM.



Joseph Fiumara

Joseph Salvatore Fiumara In San Francisco, September 17, 2010, at the age of 73. Loving father of Maria Sheeran "Marlena"; loving Nonno of Claire, Ciara and Caitlin Sheeran; dear father-in-law of John Sheeran; survived by his dear former wife Alice Fiumara; dear brother of the late Gaetano Fiumara; survived by his nephews Giacomo and Salvatore Fiumara and sister-in-law Maria Fiumara of Messina, Sicily. Also survived by brother and sister-in-law Jack and Yvonne Creighton and niece Debbie Creighton Vaz. Joe was a member of the Stationary Engineers Union, Local #39. He was a chief engineer at Cushman & Wakefield at 400 California St., (Bank of California) SF for 30 years. He attended the Accademia Navale di Livorno in Tuscany, Italy and served for 10 years as a merchant Marine on the "Galileo Ferraris". Former resident of Spring Lake Village in Santa Rosa, CA. Friends may visit Wednesday, September 22nd at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 1555 - 39th Ave. (& Lawton St), San Francisco where a rosary will be said at 10:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment Friday, Italian Cemetery, Colma. Donations may be made to St. Anthony's Dining Room or your favorite charity preferred.



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.



Juel Edward Lofthus

Thursday, September 16, 2010 6:31 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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Juli Entwistle

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



Julia "Anna" Settle

Scholar and Teacher, died September 13, 2010 at her home in Santa Rosa after a short illness, at the age of 98. She was born on February 28, 1912 in Philadelphia, PA and moved to Santa Rosa in the early 1950's with her family. A consummate teacher, she taught kindergarten at Village Elementary until she retired in 1975. She then joined the Peace Corps, spending two years in W. Samoa where she continued her teaching. Upon returning home, she did numerous community volunteer jobs in Santa Rosa and traveled the world with friends and family. She was a founding member of the Camp Rose Players in Healdsburg, an accomplished musician, singer and actor, and an avid reader who loved "who-done-its". She always found a good challenge in doing crossword puzzles - "What's a seven letter word for..." was a question often posed. She was pre-deceased by husband Rev. Joseph C. Settle, son Peter Michael Settle and great grandson Torin Grotte. She is survived by her daughters Jane Moore (Bill), Pat Nees (Larry), and Linda Green. She is also survived by daughter-in-law Vickie Settle; grandchildren Michael Grotte (Nina), Karen Grotte (Kareen), Suzanne Webb (Daryl), Jennifer Tremont (Michael), Annika Shawn (Matt), and Ryan Settle; seven beloved great grandchildren: Emma, Lily, Erik, Evan, Juliana, Ella and Owen, and a large loving family of relatives and friends in CA, the East Coast, New Zealand and Denmark. In honoring her wishes, no service will be held. Donations may be made to the Women's Cancer Awareness Group, P.O. Box 5115, Petaluma, CA 94955-5115. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 525-3730



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Julie "Bear" Bridwell

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 4:50 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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Kathleen Fetzer

Kathleen Marie Kohn Fetzer, matriarch of the Fetzer wine family, passed away on September 15, 2010 in Ukiah, California at the age of 88. The mother of eleven children, she was the wife of the late Bernard "Barney" Fetzer, who founded Fetzer Vineyards in 1968. Born on November 2, 1921 in Luverne, Minnesota, she was the daughter of Philetta and John Kohn. During World War II, Kathleen moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to join her sister, where she was introduced to Merchant Marine Barney Fetzer. They later married and lived in Oregon where six of their children were born before heading to Ukiah, California where their paths would lead them to the wine business. In 1958, Kathleen and Barney moved to an 800-acre property in Redwood Valley, California which would become the "Home Ranch" and the beginning of Fetzer Vineyards. Together with their children, they worked to expand the business into what would later become "Winery of the Year" in 1988. Following Barney's death, Kathleen and her children carried on running the family business, expanding to become Mendocino County's largest winery and one of California's wine dynasties. Fond of traveling, her journeys took her around the world including Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Ireland, Greece, Israel, England, Wales, Italy, Yugoslavia, Scotland, Hong Kong and the Netherlands. In memory of Barney, she established the Kathleen Kohn Fetzer Family Foundation as a legacy for her family. Kathleen is survived by children John, Kathleen, Joe, Jim, Patti, Mary, Diana, Richard, Teresa and Danny; nineteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Her son Bobby died in 2006 in a river rafting accident. A lover of dogs, she owned several apricot poodles over the years, all of whom she named Pierre. "I hope the lessons I learned from my Minnesota upbringing, as well as the experiences and hardships that Barney and I endured, all of which helped to mold our children, will continue to the next generation," she stated in her biography, Kathleen's Vineyard. "That is my fondest wish and true legacy for the Fetzer family." A Rosary will be held on Thursday, Sept. 23rd at 7:00 p.m. at the Eversole Mortuary, visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will take place Friday, Sept. 24th at 1:00 p.m., at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church in Ukiah. A reception will follow at Jeriko Estates in Hopland. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Kathleen Kohn Fetzer Family Foundation, Post Office Box 289, Mendocino, CA 95460. Arrangements are under the direction of the: EVERSOLE MORTUARY, UKIAH, CA.



Katina Margellos

Katina Margellos, age 79 of Bethel, mother of Helen Filippakos. September 19, 2010. The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury.



Keith Coronel

Friday, September 17, 2010 3:00 AM

Keith B. Coronel, 48, of Lodi, died Sept. 11. He was born Oct. 29, 1961 in San Francisco. 



Kenneth Warren Krieps

Kenneth Warren Krieps, 63, of Desert Hot Springs, Calif. passed away September 11, 2010 in Palm Desert, Calif. with family members at his side. He was born October 15, 1946 in Chicago, Ill. to Warren and Peggy Krieps. Kenneth is survived by his wife, Connie Berntson Krieps of Desert Hot Springs; daughter, Christie Krieps of Chaney, Wash.; son, Michael Krieps; daughter-in-law, Michelle of Olympia, Wash.; brother, Gary Krieps of Little Rock, Calif.; and sister, Kathy Carlson of Denver, Colo.; as well as step-daughter, Jennifer Berntson; step-son, Danny Floravit; grand-children, ShanyLyn and Trinity Krieps, Michaela and David Renner and (D.J.) Danny Floravit. Kenneth served in the U.S. Army from 1968-1974. Kenneth was loved by family and will be greatly missed. Memorial services will take place at 1:00 PM on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at the Evangelical Free Church, 6804 Mohawk Trail, Yucca Valley, CA.



Kevin Cueto

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



Kim Lee

Friday, September 17, 2010 3:00 AM

Kim M. Lee, 50, of Woodbridge, died Sept. 11. She was born July 25, 1960 in Chicago Heights, Ill. 



Kirk, Evelyn (Johnson)

Friday, September 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

Evelyn Johnson Kirk, 93, passed away on September 8, 2010 in her home at O'Connor Woods Retirement Community in Stockton, California after a short .....



Klarer, Michael

Friday, September 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

Michael Klarer, 60, of Lodi passed away Monday, September 13, 2010 in a San Francisco hospital. He was born in New York on December ..... 




LASTER OTHELL San Diego Dec.15, 1930 to Sept.14, 2010 09/23/10 at 10 a.m. at North Park Apostolic Church Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary 




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MARTIN, LEONARD WALTER Leonard Walter Martin passed away Friday, September 3, 2010. He was born October 29, 1924, in Falls City, NE. He joined the Navy in 1943 and retired in 1965. After his naval career, he spent the next 15 years as athletic director at North Island. Leonard is survived by his wife Betty, nine children, four stepchildren and many grandchildren and great-grand-children. Leonard was preceded in death by son Stephen. A memorial service will be held at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery on Tuesday, September 28th, at 12 noon. There are no words to express how much we love you and how much you will be missed.




MORRIS, LILLIE M. of San Diego April 22, 1948 to Sept.14, 2010 Preferred Cremation and Burial 619-584-7000 



LINDA C. LOUTH (In Memoriam)

LOUTH, LINDA C. January 21, 1950 to Sept. 20, 2009 Every day I have four reminders of you: 6:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 3:30 PM (exactly, "James for Linda, please"), and 6:05 PM (Hi, honey). I'm thankful for these times as I will never forget you and your womanly excellence. Love, your man, James




Lucas John Hayes Lucas passed away peacefully on Monday September 13th after a life filled with joy and wonderment. Born September 28th, 2009, he lived every single day with love and happiness, and made sure to brighten the day of every single person he encountered. Lucas loved his Nonni and Avo, Ida and John Arruda; his grandparents, Bernadette and Warren Hayes; his parents, Rita and Charley Hayes; and his Aunts and Uncles, Nina and John Arruda, Linda and Joe Matos, and Christine and Brian Hayes. He especially loved his older sisters, Cate and Siena, who doted and smothered him with kisses and hugs every day. He was also loved by his Godparents: Olga Marie, Marissa, Julia, and Robert, who were his role models of care and compassion. Lucas would light up any room he entered, and made sure to connect with everyone. 'Anywhere' was his playground, and his world of active discovery, every new find was his treasure. He was the 'little dude', 'crown prince', 'King of Yosemite', and the Aloha baby. Nobody was excluded in Lucas' parade. Lucas was pure at heart. He was at peace with the world. He was a loving brother, family man, and perfect son. He was beautiful and always happy. This is our memory of Lucas, and Lucas' memory of the world; it is eternal and will not change. Mommy and Daddy love you, little dude. Family and Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Monday, September 27th at Saint Raphael Church in San Rafael at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Lucas J. Hayes Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Bank of Marin, 1450 Grant Ave., Novato 94945 or Halleck Creek Ranch ( P.O. Box 159 Nicasio 94946 Monte's Chapel of the Hills ~ 415~453-8440, Lucas John Hayes Lucas passed away peacefully on Monday September 13th after a life filled with joy and wonderment. Born September 28th, 2009, he lived every single day with love and happiness, and made sure to brighten the day of every single person he encountered. Lucas loved his Nonni and Avo, Ida and John Arruda; his grandparents, Bernadette and Warren Hayes; his parents, Rita and Charley Hayes; and his Aunts and Uncles, Nina and John Arruda, Linda and Joe Matos, and Christine and Brian Hayes. He especially loved his older sisters, Cate and Siena, who doted and smothered him with kisses and hugs every day. He was also loved by his Godparents: Olga Marie, Marissa, Julia, and Robert, who were his role models of care and compassion. Lucas would light up any room he entered, and made sure to connect with everyone. 'Anywhere' was his playground, and his world of active discovery, every new find was his treasure. He was the 'little dude', 'crown prince', 'King of Yosemite', and the Aloha baby. Nobody was excluded in Lucas' parade. Lucas was pure at heart. He was at peace with the world. He was a loving brother, family man, and perfect son. He was beautiful and always happy. This is our memory of Lucas, and Lucas' memory of the world; it is eternal and will not change. Mommy and Daddy love you, little dude. Family and Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Monday, September 27th at Saint Raphael Church in San Rafael at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Lucas J. Hayes Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Bank of Marin, 1450 Grant Ave., Novato 94945 or Halleck Creek Ranch ( P.O. Box 159 Nicasio 94946 Monte's Chapel of the Hills ~ 415~453-8440



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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Larry Vincent Rubio

Larry Vincent Rubio, age 20, a resident of Lemoore and a member of the Tule River Indian Reservation, passed away September 10, 2010 in Lemoore., Larry was born January 30, 1990 in Porterville to Warren Jay Rubio Sr. and Fatima Anne Cota and at the age of 3 took up permanent residency in Lemoore where he received his education at Jamison High School. Larry had many interests: He loved to ride his quads off road or at Pismo Dunes and was an excellent quad mechanic. Larry liked playing basketball, horseshoes, tricking out car music systems, listening to country music, native drumming and cheering for his Oakland Raiders., He was an excellent father to his daughters and his family and many friends will keep him in their hearts forever. Larry was preceded in death by his grandparents, Fred Rubio Sr. and Phyllis Rubio; great-grandparents, Francis and Richard Nieto, great-grandparents, Wilfred and Verna Vega; aunt Wanda Joy Rubio and Baby Rubio. Surviving family includes mother, Fatima and husband Jose Cota; father, Warren Rubio and wife Georgeanne; twin daughters, Tulachi and Tima Rubio and their mother Lynette Jeff; one brother, Faron Robert Gutierrez; one sister, Kyla Gutierrez; grandparents, Nelda Nieto and Clyde Vega; brother, Warren Rubio Jr.; sister, Stardawn Rubio; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins., Visitation will be at the Tule River Reservation Mater Dolorosa Catholic Mission Thursday, Sept. 16, beginning at 5 p.m., followed by the Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Tule River Reservation Mater Dolorosa Catholic Mission followed by interment at Tule River Reservation Upper Cemetery., For additional information please contact Whitehurst-Peters-Loyd Funeral & Cremation Service, 195 N. Hockett St., Porterville, CA 93257. 784-6485.



Lee Baker

Lee (LaMarca) Baker, 78, born Rochester, N.Y. Long time desert resident, Indian Palms C.C. in Indio, Calif. Survived by sister Berni; niece Rita; two sons, Jim and Dan; three grandchildren, six great- grandchildren. Lee was a paramutual clerk for thoroughbred racing for 32 years, and at the off track wagering in Indio since 1989. Lee was a friend to many. Private interment. Informal celebration of her life at the Shalimar Sport Center on the fairgrounds in Indio at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, September 23, 2010. Contact info, Randy 760-863-8073. Lee will be missed by her family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please give to the



Lee, Kevin Anthony

Friday, September 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

Kevin Anthony Lee, of Lodi, passed away unexpectedly on September 14, 2010, in Lodi. He was born on December 16, 1961, also in Lodi. .....



Lee, Kim M. (Squires)

Friday, September 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

Kim M. Lee, 50, of Woodbridge, died Sept. 11. She was born July 25, 1960 in Chicago Heights, Ill. Mrs. Lee was a pre-school teacher. ..... 



Lillylove Caroline Wicks

Lillylove Caroline Wicks 80, of Biggs, passed away on September 15, 2010. Funeral arrangements will be at 11am on Wednesday, September 22 at Gridley- Biggs Cemetery Gazebo. 



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Lloyd W. Craven

Thursday, January 14, 2010 5:53 PM 

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


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Loudon, Bryce L.

Monday, September 20, 2010 2:00 AM 

Born Dec. 24, 1935 in Lake Williams, North Dakota passed away peacefully at his Yreka home after a lengthy illness on Aug. 25, 2010.  .....



Lyda Estelle Castleberry

Lyda passed away peacefully on September 5, 2010 at Mirabel Lodge in Forestville, CA at the age of 88. She was the youngest of five children born to O.D. and Ora Clyde Coleman on February 26, 1922 in Turnersville, Texas. Lyda grew up in Turkey, Texas and moved with her husband, Howard, and three children to Forestville in 1957. For many years Lyda had a successful career working at the Bank of Sonoma County, Forestville Branch, as Vice President. She was active in the Forestville United Methodist Church, enjoyed watching her children in all of their sporting events, and playing Bridge with her sisters. She was a true Southern Lady who valued nothing more than her family. Lyda was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Castleberry, her granddaughters, Kristin and Trina Castleberry, grandson, Timothy Cavin, daughter-in-law, Carole Castleberry, son-in-law, Jack Cavin, her three sisters, Madeline Mohan, Iva Dean Martin, Ina Lee Blackshear, and her brother Coston Coleman. She leaves behind her son, Chan (Kim) Castleberry, son, Chip (Loretta) Castleberry, and daughter Deana (David) Hagen; grandchildren: Gaylynne (David) Sword, Lou (Diana) Castleberry, Beth (Brian) O'Neal, Kate (Michael) Thompson, Missy Cavin, Alicia (Steve) Gantenbein, and Zack (Tara) Hagen; and 15 great-grandchildren. The family would like to send a special thank you to all of her caregivers at Mirabel Lodge for their care over the past ten years. A private burial was already held, but family and friends are invited to a Celebration of her Life on Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. at the Forestville United Methodist Church. A reception will follow. Donations may be made to the Trina and Carole Castleberry Scholarship Fund c/o El Molino High School, 7050 Covey Rd., Forestville, CA 95436. Arrangements by ~ PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY - SEBASTOPOL 707-829-5433



Lydia V. Mazzoni

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 11:51 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Lynch, Javaughna

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 2:00 AM 

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WILLOUGHBY, MARGARET HOUSTON of San Diego August 5,1924 to Sept.15,2010 St. Columba Church Tuesday Clairemont Mortuary 858 279-2211




COONS, MARY P. Of San Diego April 29, 1929 ~ Sept. 15, 2010 No Services Scheduled Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey (619) 425-9111




Mary Stephens A Mass and memorial service for Mary Stephens will be held Friday, September 24 at 11:00 AM at St Anthony's Church, 1000 Cambridge St., Novato. Mary passed away peacefully in her home on August 18th, 2010. She is survived by husband, Chet, her children Tony, Tim, Jim and Anne; her son- and daughters-in-law, Sam, Mary Kay and Karen. She was a wonderful, colorful grandmother to Quinn, Will, Andrew, Anthony, Jeffrey, Sarah, and Luke. We miss her love, her candidness, her sparkle and wit. No flowers. Please make donations to Hospice by the Bay.




SADOWSKI, MELANIE T. San Diego, CA June 8, 2010-Sept 16, 2010 Sept 24, 2010 at 10:30AM at St. Michael Church Poway, Ca Poway-Bernardo Mortuary (858) 748-4101



Margie Pavey

Saturday, September 11, 2010 3:00 AM 

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



Maria A. Munoz

Maria A. Munoz, resident of Coachella, Calif. passed away in Rancho Mirage, Calif. on Sept. 9, 2010. She was born in Mexico on March 24, 1922. She was a produce packer for Sunkist for ten years. Maria is survived by her son, Alberto Munoz; and her three daughters, Juanita Stockman, Delia Casillas, and Esperanza Munoz Jarvio; four step-sons, Pablo Munoz, Antonio Munoz, Jesus Munoz and Issac Munoz; step-daughter, Alexandrea; 14 grand-children; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Macario Prieto, Roque Prieto and Candelario Prieto; and her two sisters, Elizabeth Lozia and Rosa Ruiz. Funeral services will be conducted at the Church of Christ of Indio on Thurs. Sept.16, 2010 at the hour of 1:00 PM, with burial to follow at the Coachella Valley Cemetery. FitzHenry-Wiefels 760-347-2265 in charge of arrangements.



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Marion Frederick Hawkins

Marion Frederick Hawkins was born April 9, 1925 in Marshfield, MO and passed away in his home surrounded by his family on September 11, 2010 at the age of 85., Marion was born to Floyd and Etta Mae Hawkins, the youngest son of their nine children. In 1943 he entered the, and served his country alongside his three brothers. He was honorably discharged in 1945 and went to work for the Hanford Sentinel and later the Santa Barbara News-Press. He retired in 1987 after 40 years of loyal service to newspapers. In 1989, Marion and his wife Connie moved to Modesto where he enjoyed golfing, attending Shelter Cove Church, and most of all, watching his grandkids play sports., Marion is survived by his wife of 62 years, Connie Hawkins of Modesto; his three children, Cecilia Avila of Fresno, Linda (Rodney) Rodrigues of Lemoore, and Fred (Carmen) Hawkins of Modesto; sisters Leota Clair of Marshfield, MO and Oleta Miller of Niangua, MO; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; and countless other family members who will miss his humor and gracious heart. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers William Hawkins, Cecil Hawkins, and Earl Hawkins; and sisters Odetta Schilling, Armenta Lytle and Myrtle Swearingen; and great-grandson Chase Schlenker., Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 17 at the Lakewood Funeral Home, Heritage Chapel, in Hughson., In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial donation to: Community Hospice Foundation, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto Ca., 95356.



Martha V. Cornett

Friday, September 17, 2010 1:05 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Mary Bichard

Long-time resident of Hillsborough, CA, Passed away September 8, 2010. She was 80. Born in Woodland, California on July 9, 1930 to James Vincent and Lella Belle Ball Doherty, Mary Ellen grew up at the Sutter Buttes, and later at The Red Rose Ranch in Arbuckle, California., Mary Ellen attended Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School in Colusa, Holy Rosary Academy in Woodland, and Dominican College in Marin County, where she earned her degree in Biology and History in 1956. Mary Ellen went on to become a school teacher before settling down to raise her family at the home that she and her husband, Charles, built in Hillsborough in 1960., Mary Ellen enjoyed many community, outdoor and athletic activities over the years. Once her children were school aged, Mary Ellen began participating in volunteer work and fund raising events for the Coyote Point Museum Auxiliary. Mary Ellen loved gardening, and was a member of the Perennial Gardener's Garden Club for many years. It was her love of oak trees that inspired her to build on the property in Hillsborough that she called home for the last 50 years. She enjoyed the sport and camaraderie of pheasant hunting in the rice fields with her family during the fall, and enjoyed skiing with her family at Lake Tahoe during the winter. Mary Ellen enjoyed many years as a member of the Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club where she worked on perfecting her golf game, and was an enthusiastic tennis player year round until the age of 70. Mary Ellen was also an avid reader and traveler. Later in life, Mary Ellen traveled the world from Asia to Europe and to destinations in between, often with her youngest daughter, Gaby, as her traveling companion., Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, (d. 1976), a pharmacist, 4th generation San Franciscan and descendant of Captain Nicholas Bichard, who came to California from the English Channel Islands during the Gold Rush era and was a successful San Francisco businessman. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Damaret (d.1960). Mary Ellen is survived by her children: Cigale (and husband Kerry) of Ponte Vedra, Florida; Midge (and husband John) of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; son Michael of Hillsborough, California; and Gabrielle of Scottsdale, Arizona. She will be missed by her grandchildren: Dominique Bichard of Ponte Vedra, Florida; Morgan and Taylor du Bray of Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Mary Ellen was also preceded in death by her dear brother, Michael V. Doherty of Dunnigan, California who died in 2009. She is survived by her sisters, Maureen (Lady Bug) of Sites; Margaret Abele of Arbuckle (and brother-in-law John Abele); sister-in-law Kirsten Doherty of Dunnigan; 15 nieces and nephews, their spouses and children. Mary Ellen will be remembered for her strong work ethic, love of reading, travel, cooking, entertainment, and her love of tennis. Her children inherited many of her traits and are thankful for her inspiration., The family is grateful for the loving care, compassion and support that Mary Ellen received from the care givers at Senior Assist of the Peninsula. The family would also like to offer a special thank you to Mission Hospice of San Mateo for their outstanding medical support., A reception for friends and family to celebrate Mary Ellen's Irish spirit will be held at the Arbuckle Golf Club, in Arbuckle, California on Sunday, September 26, 2010 from Noon until 4 p.m. (5918 Hillgate Road, Arbuckle, CA 95912)., Condolences may be left at Crosby N. Gray & Co.. The Guest Book can be found at:, Mary Ellen loved to read, and enjoyed her local public library for many years. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to The Burlingame Library Foundation, 480 Primrose Street, Burlingame, CA 94010.



Mary Cunningham

Mary Jane (Walsh) Cunningham Passed away peacefully at home in Redwood City surrounded by her family on Wednesday, September 15, 2010. Mary Jane was born August 2, 1921 in Oakland, CA. Her parents, Florence and Joseph Walsh were native San Franciscans. She was one of five siblings who attended St. Columba Elementary school. She graduated from, Golden Gate Jr. High School and University High School class of 1940. She worked for AT&T phone Company before meeting the love of her life, James Cunningham who worked for the port of San Francisco. Married in 1960, they settled in San Francisco in the heart of the city she so adored. Noe Valley became the neighborhood she would traverse everyday having never bothered to get a driver's license. She became a fixture riding Muni or walking the neighborhood everyday greeting her neighbors with her beautiful smile and simple acts of kindness. Mary Jane loved her Catholic Faith, her family, numerous friends and the good people from St. Paul's parish in San Francisco She attended daily mass, from which would spring the day's activities, charity work or appointments. Mary Jane was a member of the Laurentian Institute #70 YLI, United Irish Cultural Center and the St. Francis Division LAOH. She was also a member for many years of the St. Paul's Women's Club and Alter Society. Mary Jane loved to interact with others, go on excursions and simply have fun. Life was fabulous and there was always a reason to celebrate. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Anne Cunningham Campbell and Greg Campbell; grandson, Alex Campbell, her brothers Joe Walsh of San Leandro, CA, Larry Walsh (Georgina) of Hemet, CA. and many beloved nieces and nephews. Mary Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Cunningham, brothers Al Branin and Fr. David Walsh, sister-in-laws Helen Cunningham Follan (Howard) and Eleanor Walsh, brothers-in-law Charlie Cunningham (Dina) and Bill Cunningham. Friends may visit Tuesday, September 21,after 6pm and are invited to attend the Vigil/Rosary at 7:30pm and Funeral Mass on Wednesday, September 22 at 10:30am (ALL) at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Church and Valley Streets, San Francisco. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma. Donations may be made to the Preservation Fund of St. Paul's, 221 Valley Street, San Francisco, CA 94131.



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Mary Stephens

Mary Nilles Stephens, loving wife, best friend and inspiration to her husband Chet, passed away peacefully in her home on August 18th, 2010 surrounded by close family at the age of 78. She was a vivacious, spirited woman who brightened the lives of her family and friends, volunteered with Hospice, the American Cancer Society, and for the past four years mystified the many caring doctors and nurses at Novato Community Hospital with the amazing fight for life she possessed. Mary is survived by husband, Chet; her children Tony, Tim, Jim and Anne; her son and daughters-in-law, Sam, Mary Kay and Karen. She was a wonderful, colorful grandmother to Quinn, Will, Andrew, Anthony, Jeffrey, Sarah, and Luke. We will miss her love, her candidness, her sparkle and wit. A Mass and memorial service will be held Friday, September 24th at 11:00 a.m. at St Anthony's Church, 1000 Cambridge Street, Novato. No flowers. Please make all donations to Hospice by the Bay.



Michael Cozad

Thursday, September 16, 2010 3:00 AM 

Michael Cleo Cozad, 60, formerly of Lodi, died Aug. 20. He was born Oct. 7, 1949 in Oklahoma.



Murray, Matsuko "Connie" (Hayashida)

Thursday, September 16, 2010 2:00 AM 

Matsuko "Connie" Murray passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 12, 2010, at the age of 72. She was born on June 16, 1938, in .....



Nadine Zeller

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:00 AM 

Nadine Germaine Zeller died Sept. 13, 2010, in Napa. She was 72. Nadine was born in Napa to Peter and Germaine Nuccion on March 23, 1938. She attended local schools and graduated from Napa High in 195 



Nancy Marie Greggins

Sunday, September 12, 2010 3:00 AM 

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



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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Natividad Armonio (Nadine) Gengler

HEMET NATIVIDAD(NADINE) ARMONIO GENGLER Natividad (Nadine) Armonio Gengler, age 81, a resident of Hemet, California for the past 5 years and of San Diego for 25 years prior, passed away in the presence of the Lord, September 14, 2010. She was born September 6, 1929, in Iloilo, Panay, Republic of the Philippines and immigrated to the United States in 1957. She became a United States citizen in 1970 and was very proud of her work as a Red Cross nurse. She married Kenneth Gengler in 1964 and followed and supported him at various Naval Stations, ships and submarines throughout his career. She served in many roles, including President of the Navy Wives Club, Cub Scout Den Mother and Team Mother for various little league ball teams. A lifelong Catholic, she was very active in all her parishes. She was devoted to the Rosary and a member of the Blue Army for many years. She enjoyed fishing, mah-jong and growing magnificent roses that were always appreciated by the neighborhood. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and an infant daughter. She was a devoted Wife and Mother and is survived by her husband, Kenneth; daughter, Adriane and her husband, Geoff; son, Michael and his wife, Bridget and five grandchildren, Ryan, Christian, Savanna, Grace and Peter. Visitation is Monday, September 20, 2010, from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, at the Weaver Mortuary, 1177 Beaumont Ave, Beaumont, California. Funeral Mass is Tuesday, September 21, 2010, at 10:00 AM, at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 780 S. State St., Hemet, California. A Memorial Mass will be held Thursday, September 23, 2010, at 10:00 AM, at Our Mother of Confidence Catholic Church, 3131 Governor Dr, San Diego, California. Burial is at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, California. Arrangements were entrusted to Weaver Mortuary, Beaumont, CA. To sign the online guestbook or leave condolences, please visit:



Noel Kardy

Thursday, September 16, 2010 3:00 AM 

Noel Gregory "Greg" Kardy, 68, passed away on Sept. 10, 2010. He was born on Jan. 12, 1942, in San Francisco to George and Kathryn Kardasakis. He worked at Mare Island for 30 years as a teacher of



O'HARE, Nadine

Sunday, September 19, 2010 2:00 AM 

Nora O'Hare (nee' Sullivan ) Born 8/14/20 Oakland, CA Entered into eternal rest 9/13/10 Resident of Oakland Nora was a graduate of Holy Names ..... 



Obituaries for Monday, Sept. 20

Monday, September 20, 2010 1:13 AM 

DEAN -- John Robert "Bob" Dean, 81, of Madera died Sept. 10. He was owner and operator of JR Dean Trucking. Memorial: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Arbor Vitae Cemetery Arbor Area. Arrangements: Jay Chapel. 



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.



Obituaries: Sept. 14, 2010: Beuneman, Valdez

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 8:22 PM 

Jan Christiaan Beuneman Services will be private for Jan Christiaan Beuneman, who died April 15 in Santa Cruz. 



Obituaries: Sept. 15, 2010: Costa

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:11 AM

Tina Costa Private services will be held for Tina Louise Costa, who died Sept. 3. She was 51. Ms. Costa enjoyed reading, crocheting and spending time with friends and family. 



Obituaries: Sept. 16, 2010: Patterson

Thursday, September 16, 2010 2:25 AM 

William Patterson Services passed for William Calvin Patterson, Sr., who died Sept. 13 at his home in Watsonville. 



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. 



Oskar Huber

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Ouye, George Riyoji

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:00 AM

George was born in Lodi to Tomotsu and Mitsugi Ouye, formerly of Japan. After graduating from Lodi High School, he, along with his entire family, ..... 




ROSS, PEARL K. Of San Diego 12/31/1956 ~ 9/15/2010 Mem Service 9/25/10 at 2 p.m. at Beardsley Mitchell Beardsley Mitchell Funeral Home 619-223-8100



POWELL, Sr., James Andrew ?Shorty?

POWELL, Sr., James Andrew ?Shorty? 51, of Goleta, passed away after a lengthy illness on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. James was born on July 28, 1959 in Santa Barbara and lived his entire life here. James attended Santa Barbara High School. He worked for Sand and Top Soil for 13 years and was a truck driver for 30 years. James liked watching Nascar and football and he especially enjoyed deer hunting with his friends.



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.



Patricia B. Lind

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Patricia Romagnolo

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:00 AM 

Patricia Eileen Romagnolo, known to her loved ones as Nani, died early Monday morning at Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe, Calilf. She was 79 and lived with her family in South Lake Tahoe



Paul Miller

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 4:41 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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Pauline Vieira

Friday, September 17, 2010 3:00 AM 

Pauline Lucille Vieira, 63, of Acampo, died Sept. 11. She was born Apr. 30, 1947 in Bridgeport, Neb. 



Peggy Ann Borquez

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 12:56 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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Perry, Vivian Estelle

Saturday, September 18, 2010 2:00 AM 

Vivian Estelle Perry, 96, formerly of Galt, died Sept. 13. She was born June 16, 1914 in Cordell, Okla. Mrs. Perry was a member of .....



Peter Lenz

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Phillip Andrew Jeres

Phillip Andrew Jeres, 51, had a massive brain hemorrhage and passed away on September 7, 2010 in Palm Springs, Calif. Phillip was born to Larry R. Jeres and Josie Jeres on August 4, 1959 in Brawley, Calif., and was a longtime resident of the Coachella Valley. He most recently worked as a cook at the Morongo Canyon Lanes. Phillip was a graduate from Coachella Valley High School in 1977, and received his Culinary Arts certificate from College of the Desert. Phillip is survived by his mother, Josie Jeres; sisters, Linda McPeters (Doug) of Fontana, and Mary Jo Garcia (Enrique) of Indio; brothers, Larry (Rosie) and Perry (Debi) of Indio; and the Jewel of his life, his daughter Jami Santana Jeres, plus several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. He was loved by his family and friends, and will be dearly missed. Phillip was preceded in death by his father, Larry Jeres; his Grandparents, Melchor and Mary Abubo. A Celebration of his Life will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 1:00 PM at 44919 Golf Center Parkway, Indio, CA.



Phyllis H. Pittock

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Platt, Dona "Dorothy"

Thursday, September 16, 2010 2:00 AM 

Dona "Dorothy" Platt passed away in her home on August 24, 2010, surrounded by loving caretakers. She was born on November 8, 1930, in ..... 



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

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 2:15 AM 

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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Ramona Silva

Friday, September 17, 2010 3:00 AM 

Ramona Silva, 65, passed away on Sept. 15, 2010. She was born in Richmond, Calif., on July 6, 1945. She resided in Napa Valley for 38 years. She worked as a clerk for 25 years at UPS.



Raymond Meade

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:00 AM

Surrounded by his loving family, Raymond George Meade passed peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 1, in Concord, Calif. He was born in San Francisco, the son of George Siemsen, and raised by loving and devo 



Rebecca O'Hara

Rebecca O'Hara of Fairfield, Calif., died suddenly Wednesday Sept. 1, in Beavercreek, Ohio, after ongoing health problems., She was preceded in death by her husband of 18 years, Timothy O'Hara in 1991., "Ms. Becky," as she was known, greatly enjoyed her career at Travis Air Force Base until her retirement in 2005. She had the respect and admiration of many. She was a special lady and will be remembered for her hard work, her great sense of humor, and her love of family and extended family., Rebecca is survived by her daughter Meagan, her father Earl, and her sister Debbie., A Celebration of Life for Becky will be held on Saturday Oct. 9, at 1 p.m. at the Fairfield Community Center at 1000 Kentucky St., in the Patio Room.,



Reef Victor Atwell

Passed away September 15, 2010 at home in Sebastopol at the age of 55. He was born in Sacramento and has been a Sebastopol resident for the past 24 years. Reef took pleasure in fishing, golf and motorcycle riding. His new found hobby was riding his Kawasaki Volcan with his wife on the back. His goal was to ride in a motorcycle club but was cut short by his illness. Reef was very involved in his son's youth. He never missed a soccer, basketball or baseball game. When his son's made a tee time he was the first one out the door with his club's in his hand. Reef is survived by his loving wife Eva Perez-Atwell and their two sons, Reef G. & Logan V. Atwell. A Visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. with graveside services starting at 11:00 a.m. at Pleasant Hills Memorial Park, 1700 Pleasant Hill Rd., Sebastopol. Donations may be made in Reef's name to the El Molino High School Athletic Dept. Arrangements under the direction of PLEASANT HILLS MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY, Sebastopol. CHEDA & LYONS - Directors 707-823-5042



Rev. Amadeo Q. Zarza

Hailing from the Philippines, he was a minister at the biggest Protestant church in Bagiuo City for more than 20 years. He came to the United States in 1961 with his family to be the pastor for St. Philips Presbyterian Church in Salinas, Calif., for 10 years., He is survived by his children, Mary Ann Floresca, Marilyn Ilumin, Myrna Jean Zarza and Joel Zarza and his adopted children Charlie Zarza, Flordeliza Z. Ortega and Artemio Zarza., Visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, from 1 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis St., Salinas, Calif., 93901. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, Sept, 17, at 1 p.m. at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 315 E. Alvin Dr., Salinas, Calif., 93906. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the Garden of Memories Cemetery, 850 Abbott St., Salinas, Calif., 93901. Arrangements by the Struve and Laporte Chapel. Online condolences can be made at, , Share your loved one's story with a Memorial Website.



Richard "Dick" Deatherage

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Richard J. Overholt

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 6:20 PM 

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


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Richard L. "Dick" Stockton

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Robert Bingham

Robert Clawson Bingham Passed away September 10, 2010 at his home in Orinda, California, after a valiant struggle with melanoma. Bob was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend whose warmth and sincerity touched all who had the pleasure to know him. Bob was born in Cleveland, Ohio on March 19, 1930. A graduate of Miami University in 1952 and a past president of Sigma Nu fraternity, Bob entered the US Navy as a LTJG, stationed at North Island Naval Air Station in Coronado, California. Bob attended Hastings Law School in San Francisco and in 1957, he began his career in real estate at Coldwell Banker in San Francisco followed by a partnership with Reynolds & Brown in 1983, in Concord, California. According to Betsy Selby, soon to become his future wife, he earned his summer pocket money by teaching water skiing at Sunnyside Lodge at Lake Tahoe without ever getting his toes wet. Bob and Betsy, along with their family and friends, spent many wonderful summer days at Lake Tahoe over the course of their 52 year marriage. Bob was a man who loved life; he was a real "people" person. He loved his family, his extended community of friends and his world travels. He particularly cherished the times he spent with his Totem In campmates ruminating around the campfire at the Grove. He was known there, and everywhere, for his easy camaraderie, his engaging smile, and his good nature. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Selby Bingham; his daughters, Loyd Hutchins, Daisy Helman, and Page Bingham; and his four grandchildren, Samuel Hutchins, Robert Hutchins, Beatrice Helman and Wilson Helman. A memorial service will take place at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco on September 24 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to: The Melanoma Center at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, attention: Patty Brent, 10 Brookline Place West, 6 Floor, Brookline, MA, 02445 and The California Pacific Medical Center Clinical Trials Fund. Contact Barbara Lowe 415-600-2769.



Robert Earl "Bob" Etchell Sr.

He lived, loved, laughed, and taught us how to do all three by example. Though his life spanned 82 years, from June 17, 1928 - September 15, 2010, his thirst for knowledge led him through more than one lifetime of adventures. Bob met the love of his life, Frances, his "Doll", in Eureka in 1956 and she said "I do" only after he asked her seven times. They raised four curious and rambunctious boys together. Bob was many things to many people: leader, father, husband, Christian, plumber, nature-lover, diver, builder, gardener, fisherman extraordinaire, philanthropist, and hard worker. Those who knew Bob well also describe him as a storyteller, wise owl, giving tree, teacher, comedian, encyclopedia, explorer, and a lion among men. He traveled the Pacific building schools, churches and medical clinics while including his family on the expeditions. Among the places he visited and left his indelible mark were: Saipan, Palau, Pohnpei, Majuro, and Guam. He had the magical ability to slow down and live life at the speed of nature. Bob was the kind of husband who told everyone he met, "If you happen to see the most beautiful girl in the world, tell her I love her," which always made his Doll smile; the kind of father who provided opportunities for his sons; the kind of grandfather who would let his grandchildren play with the precious artifacts that he kept in his "museum"; the kind of brother who shared equally the benefits, while shouldering the responsibilities with Dick and Russ. His legacy lives on through his wife, Frances; his sons, Robert Jr., Jamen, Gregory and Matthew; his grandchildren, Julie, Robert III, Jamen, Frances, Matthew, Lorraine, Johnathon and Ridge; and his great-grandchildren, Trinity, Rachel and Kira. His family and friends are invited to a celebration of his life in his rose garden at home on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.



Robert Joseph Johnson

Robert Joseph Johnson, 78, of Cathedral City, Calif., passed away September 14, 2010 in Palm Desert, Calif. of lung cancer. He was born March 6, 1932 to Joseph T. and Bessie V. Johnson in Troy, Idaho. He married Mary L. Hinkle on August 5, 1973 in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada. He was an Equipment Repair Technician with California water and telephone, GTE and Verizon. He retired in 1986 after 36 years of service. Robert is survived by his spouse, Mary L. Johnson of Cathedral City, Calif.; daughter, Carla (Steve) Mirich of Templeton, Calif.; sons, Rick Johnson of Palm Springs, Calif. and Stephen Johnson of Desert Hot Springs, Calif.; sisters, Fern Anderson of Moscow, Idaho and Dorothy Payne of Spokane, Wash.; brother, Earl Johnson of Moscow, Idaho; 2 grandchildren, Lia (Chris) Thomas of Cathedral City, Calif. and John R. (Sonya) Burkett of Palm Springs, Calif. and 7 great-grandchildren, Karli Risk, Christie, Annabelle, John and Dylan Thomas, Eden and Ella Burkett. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Carol Swanson and Phyllis Johnson. Future private interment will be at Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, Calif. Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks and Mortuaries.



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 Samuel "Robbie" Solus

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 12:59 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Robert Winnie

Thursday, September 16, 2010 3:00 AM 

Robert left us on Aug. 3, 2010, and started his final journey. Robert passed peacefully away at his brother's home in American Canyon, with Gary by his side. Robert is survived by his children, Damo



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Rose Natalie Karas

Rose Natalie Karas, 89, of Palm Desert, Calif., passed away on September 13, 2010 in Palm Desert of a stroke. She was born January 25, 1921 to Francisco Scemeca and Marie Affranza in Chicago, Ill. She was married to Harry Karas. She was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church for 26 years. She is survived by her children, Joanne Headman and Marina Karas, both of Palm Desert; Dianne Karas and Joseph Karas, both of Bermuda Dunes, Calif.; and John Karas of Costa Mesa, Calif.; brother, Tom Simms, of Chicago, Ill.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Karas. The family suggests donations be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Palm Desert. Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries.



Rush Manbert

Rush M. Manbert Sept. 8, 1930 - Sept. 15, 2010 On September 15, 2010, Rush Manbert unexpectedly passed away at home. Rush was born in San Francisco to Elizabeth and Rush Manbert. Rush was a graduate of Lincoln High School and UC Berkeley. As a Cal Bear, he was a member of Kappa Delta Rho. Upon graduation, he became an officer in the U.S. Army. He proudly served his country for 8 years of active duty and retired from the Army Reserves with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He had a thirty year career in Information Services at CSAA. He was a member of the Masonic Order for 59 years and was a Past Master of San Francisco Lodge No. 120. He was also a member of SIRS Branch No. 4, the San Francisco Fishing Club and was an active Travelers Aid volunteer at SFO. Rush enjoyed traveling, cooking, fishing, camping, reading, going to the symphony, spending time with his family, and a good dry martini. Rush is survived by Lois, his loving wife of 58 years; his children Carolyn and Dennis Milton; Rush and Kate Manbert; and Robert and Jill Manbert; grandchildren Tim and wife Alana, Colleen, Elise, Rush, Robbie, Michael and Nick; and his great-granddaughter Adelyn. A memorial service and luncheon for family and friends will be held at the Brotherhood Masonic Center on Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 11:00 am. (855 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco) In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rush's name to the Shriner's Hospitals for Children or the Salvation Army.



Ruth Dorland

Friday, September 17, 2010 3:00 AM 




Sally Carr

Sally Carr, a long-time resident of the Palm Springs, Calif. area, passed away peacefully in Rancho Mirage, Calif. on September 12, 2010. She was born October 14, 1930 in Chicago, Ill. to Joseph Parise and Sarah Arnone. Sally resided in Chicago where she worked for Pure Oil in their Accounting Department for fourteen years. Sally married Jack Carr in 1968 and moved to Edison, N.J., where they lived until Jack's death in April l997. That fall, Sally moved to Palm Springs where she became active in Sons of Italy - Dolly Sinatra Lodge, Lions' Club of Cathedral City, St. Louis Women's Guild and People Helping People. Sally is survived by her sister, Rosemarie Durkton of Cathedral City, Calif.; brothers-in-law, Donald Carr of Burlington, Wisc. and Eugene Carr (Aurora) of Peoria, Ill.; as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grand-nephews. Sally was preceded in death by her older sister Josephine Milke. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be given to the charity of your choice or to Project Linus, 197 Shepherd Drive, Cathedral City, CA 92234. Services will be held at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Palm Springs. Interment will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Chicago.



Santiago Valencia

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Scott, Robert C.

Friday, October 16, 2009 2:00 AM 

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



Shaw, Norman C.

Friday, September 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

Norman was born in Maury County Tennessee. He served in the U.S. Army WWII in the European Theater, assigned to the 92nd Mortor Battalion. .....



Stacey G. Elam

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 12:51 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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Stella Defayne (Dee) Blankenship

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Stephens, Emani

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 2:00 AM 

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



Steven Paul Hutchingson

Steven, of Grants Pass, Ore., formerly of Vacaville, died at home after a long illness. He was 55, and born at Turner Air Force Base in Albany, Ga. He was a veteran of the Marine Corps - SEMPER FI., He is survived by his wife Deborah; three stepdaughters, Lisa, Lori and Leslie, they were his daughters; 8 grandchildren; his mother, Lilian; and brother, Gary (Sandy); uncles, aunts and cousins in Florida, Mississippi and Eng-land; friends of many years in Vacaville and his much loved dog, Chica., He was preceded in death by his dad, Irwin and grandparents. He was taken too soon. We are left with a big void in our hearts. A service is being held in Oregon.,



Theresa Marie Winkelman

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 4:43 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Thomas Mathew Kische

Friday, September 17, 2010 1:08 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Timothy Francis Denver

Sunday, September 19, 2010 1:00 AM 

Timothy (Tim) Francis Denver, 54, born in Winthrop, Mass., died from medical complications on Sept. 17, 2010, at Queen of the Valley Medical Center. Tim was a Vietnam veteran, raised in Randolph and



Todd Rusten

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Corp. of Engineers in Hawaii 1934-35. Cal returned to Bakersfield and later met Mary Holland. They were married in 1940 and had one daughter, Gay Christine in 1941. Cal and Mary later divorced. Cal met Carrie Lee Kennedy at the Bakersfield Post Office, where they were both working. They were married October 12, 1946 and had one daughter, Rhonda Genell in 1948. Cal worked at the Bakersfield Post Office for 36 years and retired as the Assistant Postmaster. After retirement he took up golf and played for 25 years, which he enjoyed doing with other retired friends. He was also very active in the First Congregational Church for over 50 years. Cal became ill in January 2009. He and Carrie Lee moved to Sacramento in August 2009, to be near their immediate family. Cal was predeceased by his parents; and his three sisters, Barbara, Sue and Mary. He is survived by his wife, Carrie Lee; his daughters, Christy Shands of Sacramento and Rhonda Fisher of Citrus Heights; two granddaughters, Lorraine Showen and Cheryl Fisher, both of Sacramento; and three great- grandchildren, Maya, Kahlan and Isaiah Showen. A memorial service will be held at the First Congregational Church, 5 Real Rd. in Bakersfield on Saturday, Sept. 25, at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be later at Hillcrest Memorial Park.



Vada Jewell Williams

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 12:58 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Valerie van Ee

Surrounded by her family, dearly beloved Valerie van Ee passed into the Lord's arms on September 7, 2010 at the age of 55. She was a native of Santa Rosa, living in Windsor for the past 23 years and employed by Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies for over 27 years. Valerie was an awesome pool player with countless winning trophies after playing for the North Bay Pool League for 13 years. Valerie is survived by many family and friends. Her husband of 23 years, Nick van Ee; her daughter Jamie Mendiboure-Hamner and son in law Duane Hamner, son Ryan Burke; mother Joyce Hopkins; brother Terry Hopkins, sisters Cindy King and Tracy Hopkins van Ee. She is also survived by seven grandsons and many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend a pot luck celebration of Valerie's life on October 8th from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Windsor Grange, 9161 Starr Rd, Windsor. ARRANGEMENTS BY WINDSOR HEALDSBURG MORTUARY



Vallejo, Elvira (Pantoja)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:00 AM 

Elvira Vallejo, age 94, passed away peacefully in Lodi on September 10, 2010. Elvira was born June 5, 1916, in Ophir, California to Leodegario ..... 



Vieira, Pauline Lucille

Saturday, September 18, 2010 2:00 AM 

Pauline Lucille Vieira, 63, of Acampo, died Sept. 11. She was born Apr. 30, 1947 in Bridgeport, Neb. Mrs. Vieira received her associate's degree from ..... 



Vieira, Pauline Lucille (Wiegand)

Saturday, September 18, 2010 2:00 AM 

Our beloved wife, daughter, mother and sister Pauline Lucille Vieira passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2010 in a Sacramento hospital. She was born .....



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,...



Vincente J. Reza

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Vivian Perry

Saturday, September 18, 2010 3:00 AM 

Vivian Estelle Perry, 96, formerly of Galt, died Sept. 13. She was born June 16, 1914 in Cordell, Okla. 



Wallom, Duane M.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:00 AM 

Duane M. Wallom passed away peacefully on Sep. 9, 2010. Born in New Glarus, Wisconsin and a long-time resident of Citrus Heights. Active member ..... 



Wanda Jean Stringfellow

Passed away on July 1, 2010 at Apple Valley Convalescent Hospital surrounded by family. Wanda was 85 years old, born in Oklahoma, one of 14 children. She moved to Sonoma County in 1958. Survived by five children: Rickey (Janet) Stringfellow, Sherryl (Larry) Ono, Laren (Beverly) Stringfellow, Karen (Frank) Crivello, and Maurice (Kathy) Stringfellow. She was loved by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband of 52 years Vaudie Harley Stringfellow, son Terry Stringfellow, and granddaughter Jennifer Stringfellow. Wanda enjoyed gardening with her husband and supplying her family with its bounty. Family gatherings remained an important part of Wanda's life up until the very end. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Gathering, Saturday September 25, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Legends Restaurant, Bennett Valley Golf Course, 3330 Yulupa Ave. Santa Rosa.



William C. Gardner Atkinson

William C. "Bill" Gardner Atkinson, 62, formerly of Palm Springs, Calif. and most recently of Seaford, Del., passed away on September 8, 2010 at 3:30 AM after a vigorous courageous brave battle with lung cancer. We remember him, cherish him, and honor him. Bill you have long been in our prayers, and will always be remembered and held in our hearts. He is survived by his loving wife, Theresa M. Atkinson of Columbus, Ohio; daughter, Brandy R. Atkinson of Seaford, Del.; son, Jason W. Atkinson of Columbus, Ohio; and his beloved granddaughter of Seaford. He will be sorely missed by many friends here in the desert. Bill was best known as the founder and CEO of Hot Desert Knights, Inc., a company that produces adult entertainment for the gay community. Started in 1998, Hot Desert Knights, Inc. quickly became a leader in the gay adult entertainment industry with sales throughout the world. Actively involved in politics, Bill also served as City Manager and City Councilman of Bellefontaine, Ohio and was President of The Delaware Motor Transport Association, an affiliate of the American Trucking Association, before his partial retirement to Palm Springs in 1994. A private memorial service will be held in Seaford. His ashes with be spread per his wishes in Kauai, Hawaii at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be sent to the AIDS Assistance Program, 1276 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262. Condolence messages to the family can be emailed to Bill's son Jason at or emailed to Bill's daughter Brandy at or mailed to the entire family at: 232 N. Shore Court, Seaford, DE 19973.



William George "Bill" Van Aalst

Entered into rest September 5, 2010 in Santa Rosa, CA. Dearly beloved and cherished father of Jeannie E. Creager of Santa Rosa, CA and Larry A. Van Aalst of Rohnert Park, CA. Adored grandfather of Brian Creager of Cloverdale, CA, Tammy Creager- Bonney of Moscow, ID and Jason Creager of Hidden Valley Lake, CA. Also survived by five great grandchildren, one sister: Wilma Silva of Walnut Creek, CA and numerous nieces and nephews. A native of Oakland, CA, age 90 years. Bill is preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, Aurore Van Aalst in 1997. Bill retired from the California Department of Forestry in 1982 and was a member of the Oakmont S. I. R.' s and served as the Past President of the Oakmont Kiwanis Club. He is a proud veteran, having served in the U. S. Navy during, as a Seabee. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed travel and 49er Football. He has been a resident of our community for the past 64 years. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at the LAFFERTY & SMITH COLONIAL CHAPEL (4321 Sonoma Highway, Santa Rosa, CA 95409). Private inurnment. Arrangements entrusted to: Lafferty & Smith Colonial Chapel, Directors (707)539.2921



William R. Walker

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Williams, Damon

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 2:00 AM 

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Willis B. Sawyer

H Company United States Military Academy, 1941 September 1917 ~ April 2010 Willis Bruner "Bill" Sawyer died Sunday, April 11, 2010. He was the eleventh generation of his family in the direct male line in North America, could trace his ancestry through four men in the Civil War, two soldiers in the War of 1812, 36 in the American Revolution and several hundred in the colonial wars to seven passengers on the Mayflower. He was proud to carry the family tradition of service to one''s country into its fourth century. Born to Dr. Willis Frank Sawyer III and to Dr. Leanora Sims Bruner Sawyer in September 1917 in Chicago, Ill., he was reared in Southern California from the age of three. He grew up on a small ranch where he learned the self-reliance and make-do attitudes, which guided him throughout his life. There, too, he learned his love of horses and the habit of hard work, as well as the skills of riding and shooting. At the age of three and a half, he was taught to read from the National Geographic and developed a lifelong eagerness to travel. Much of his early reading was of medical textbooks, as he accompanied his mother on house calls throughout his childhood. At 19, after attending some 38 schools, he graduated from Glendale Junior College in 1937 with an AA in palaeontology. He had already worked as a horse breaker, ranch hand, lumber jack, truck driver, math tutor and movie extra, and had served a year and a half as a private in Company C, 13th Battalion, Fleet Marine Force Reserve. It took him two tries by studying on his own to win the competitive exam for a congressional appointment to U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he reported July 1,1937. Riding, weight lifting, handball, canoeing, fencing, chess and pistol were high on his list of non-academic activities. In the last three years at the Academy, he was on USMA teams and won an intramural monogram and Corps-squad letter as a swordsman. For the "Pointer," he wrote the Corps in Column and several articles. He served as "H" Company guidon sergeant his first class year and was commissioned on June 11, 1941, as 2nd Lieutenant Coast Artillery Corps, USA. His first CAC assignment was to have been Ft. Drum (south of Corregidor), so he was fortunate to have graduated from Army Air Corps flying schools March 15, 1942. After a stint as Commanding Officer of the 2AF Officer Training Corp, Bill entered a varied career: B-24 Instructor Pilot, 2d AF, 1942-43; Commanding Officer 703rd BS with Jimmy Stewart as his Operations Officer summer 1943; Commanding Officer of Troops on a ammunition ship to Naples 1943-44; Commanding Officer 343rd BS, 98th BG (H) B-24 15AF, Italy, 1944. He was decorated (Silver Star) by Major General Nathan Twining, CG 15AF for leading three B-24s to attack ME-109 factory, Steyr, Austria through 38 enemy a/c and heavy flak, Feb 1944. He was wounded February 1944 and awarded the, ; decorated (Distinguished Service Cross) by Commanding General 15AF for successful attack on Ploesti as Air Wing CO, despite loss of both wingmen to enemy action June 1944. He was decorated (Distinguished Flying Cross) by CG 15AF for leading 98th BG in the night, instrument takeoff over crashed B-24 burning on runway to support invasion of South France in August 1944; decorated by Government of France (Croix de Guerre aves Palme) same mission and by Government Greece (Military Medial) in Fall 1944. He was the Assistant C/S, 60th Troop Carrier Wing and Commanding Officer 1st Prov Troop Carrier Group, Pope Field, Ft. Bragg, N.C., 1945. He qualified as a glider pilot and made two tactical parachute jumps with 82d Airborne. He graduated from the US Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Civil Affairs Division, Headquarters US Army on temporary duty in Japan and Korea, 1945-46, student, Department Army Language School, Peiping, China from 1947-49. He transferred to USAF in April 1947 as Lt. Colonel. Stole Air MAAG C-47 to evacuate US military and State Department wives (including his) and children just prior to Chi COM 8th route Army siege of Peiping November, 1948 ''" was not court-martialed. He was decorated (Order of the Tiger) by Major General Fu Tso-yi, CG Nationalist North China Armies, for recon of enemy lines during siege of Peiping in January 1949. He was decorated (2d Distinguished Flying Cross) for flying C-47 into Nanking for US Ambassador as Chi COM forces were occupying the city at the end of April 1949. He was captured and a POW and interrogated for five months in Chinese by Chi COM Secret Police, Shanghai on espionage charges and released as not proven in September 1949. He was Deputy for Plans and Manpower, USAFSS, 1950, graduated Air War College in June 1951, Commanding Officer 6920th Security Group, AFSS and was responsible for AF communications security from San Francisco to Karachi and Aleutians to New Zealand from 1951-4. He was decorated (U1Chi with Silver Star) by DC/SI Republic of Korea Air Force for support to Republic of Korea 1953; (Distinguished Service Medal) by General O.P. Weyland, Commanding General Far East Air Forces (FEAF), for tactics which contributed largely to US 14-1 air-to-air kill ratio in, , 1954; (Legion of Merit) by Vice Com. General FEAF for communication security support to FEAF 1954; (Joint Commendation Medal) by Lieutenant General Ralph Canine, Director of National Security Agency (NSA) for support to NSA; and (Army Commendation Medal) by Major General H.H. Bassett, CG USAFSS. From 1954-58, he was the Chief Departmental Estimates, DI USAF and alternate USAF member Intel Advanced Communication to NSC, and from 1958-61, Air Defense Command Direct Bomarc Missile Operational Testing. He was awarded Wood Badge by Boy Scouts of America (BSA), 1961; 1962-63 Deputy Director and Acting Director, Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, joint Thai-US Combat Development and Test Center, Royal Thai Supreme Command Head Quarters; decorated (Orders Of White Elephant and Royal Crown of Thailand) by Field Marshal Sarit Thanayat, Prime Minister of Thailand. From 1964-69, he was the Deputy Commander for Foreign Activities and Foreign Tech Data and Acting Commander, Foreign Technology Division, AFSC, awarded Order of Silver Beaver by BSA, 1969; decorated (Meritorious Service Medal) by Commander FTD 1969. He retired as Colonel, Regular Air Force, Command Pilot, and Master Missileman, August 1,1969. From 1974-77, he was the archaeological consultant for U S Forest Service, Los Padres National Forest; 1975, Chairman, Horned Moon District, BSA. 1976-91, Field Director, Cal Poly State University Archaeological Field School. From 1977-78, he was the Foreman of the San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury. From 1974 until his second retirement, he was a professional archaeological consultant on the Central Coast. He was a member of Order of Daedalians, Sons of the American Revolution, Loyal Legion, Sons of Union Vets of Civil War, Military Order of the World Wars,, , American Legion, Military Order of Purple Heart and Disabled American Veterans, plus various professional societies. On May 30, 1948, in Shanghai, China, he married Virginia Helene Yardley. Their Chinese civil ceremony in Peiping on June 1, 1948, was said to be the first between two foreigners in that city. They served together in Mainland China, Japan, Thailand, as well as in the U.S. Among many careers, Virginia was an actress, model, Special Education Aide, ESL teacher and riding instructor. Five children survive: Willis Frank "Tex" Sawyer V, 1950, San Antonio, Texas, who married Lynne Dunbar, a white-water rafting guide. Tex is a winemaker, MS in oenology. They have two sons, Justin and Aaron; Cassandra Helene Sawyer Wilson, 1954, Johnson AFB, Irumagawa, Japan, retired from the US



Zupo, Jacqueline "Jackie" (Meckler)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:00 AM 

Jacqueline "Jackie" Zupo, a native of Lodi, California passed away on September 10, 2010. Jackie was a lifelong resident of Lodi. After graduating from .....