Saturday, September 25, 2010

California Obituaries 09/25/2010


A. Robert Jack

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MURAT, ANDRE aka Donald G. Sturmer of San Diego 05/07/1941 - 09/03/2010 Preferred Cremation and Burial 619-584-7000 




CAMPBELL, ARLENE On August 24, 2010, my wife passed away at home surrounded by her family while fighting cancer to the end. She will be greatly missed, by both her husband and son. Arlene was born October 11, 1955 in Chicago, IL. Arlene will be remembered for her hand-crafted glass jewelry. She made many friends through her "funnyfuser" glass jewelry. She is survived by immediate family Kurt and Kenny Campbell, her brother Gary Schwartz, and sisters Flora Chamberlain, and Myra Herrmann. Services will be held at the Bernardo Winery on September 26th at 10 a.m. in the park.



Abraham "Howard" Laskavy

Laskavy, Abraham "Howard," a resident of Laguna Woods, passed away on September 15, 2010. He is survived by his partner and companion of 12 years, Lucy Shimon; his son, Michael (Carrie); grandson, Matthew; daughters, Rebecca Loza (Bob), and Amy Laskavy (John Piccirilli), and his sister, Naomi Camnitz and her husband Martin of Kinston, N.C. Howard was born in New York City on April 22, 1928. He was a veteran of both



Alfred Brown

Thursday, September 23, 2010 3:00 AM 

Alfred George Brown, Jr., affectionately known as "Little Al," passed away on Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at the age of 18. Al attended elementary school at St. Vincent's in Vallejo and St. Apollina



Alfred Joseph "Al" Chelini

72, died suddenly Tuesday, September 21, 2010 in Petaluma, Ca. He leaves his children: Darren, Michelle and "little" Al among his extended family and many close friends. Born and raised in San Francisco, the son of Eugene and Susie Chelini, and brother to Verna "Chelini" Phipps, Eugene John Chelini and Vicki "Chelini" Rodriquez. After serving four years with the, ., Mr. Chelini worked as a butcher for the Mohawk Meat Packing Co. in San Jose, Ca. and retired with 30 years of dedicated service. Mr. Chelini had a passion for fishing, camping, golfing and enjoyed a good game of poker. A private service will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2010.



Alicia Mendoza

Friday, September 24, 2010 3:00 AM 

Alicia Gomez Mendoza, 45, passed away on Sept. 22, 2010, after a brief illness. She was born on Jan. 10, 1965, in Lafayette, Ind., to Juan and Josefa Gomez. She graduated from Napa High School and w



Angel Sierra

Angel Manuel Sierra "Beco", Resident of Santa Clara, Angel was born on November 12, 1942 in Fairmont City, IL and entered into rest on September 17, 2010 in Santa Clara. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Alice; daughters Cristina Sierra-Mundo (Gerardo), and Ann-Marie Sierra; and his grandchildren, Isabel and Joelle. Angel was a teacher at Archbishop Mitty High School before becoming an academic counselor and professor of chemistry at Foothill Community College where he worked for more than 30 years., Friends and family are invited to a funeral mass on Saturday, October 9 at 10am at St. Clare's Church 941 Lexington Ave., Santa Clara., In lieu of flowers please make donations to FHDA Foundation, Angel Sierra Scholarship 12345 El Monte Rd., Los Altos Hills, CA 94022. Arrangements by BEDDINGFIELD FUNERAL SERVICE (408) 777-8100.



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 B. Friend

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Anne L. Ullman

MRS. ANNE L. ULLMAN, age 86, passed away September 23, 2010. Resident of Santa Maria, CA. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. 



Anton Schepper

Anton (Tony) Schepper, Anton (Tony) Schepper was born on November 5, 1934. He passed away on May 6, 2006 at his daughter, Lisa's, home in Santa Maria, CA. with his wife and children by his bedside., He is survived by his daughter Lisa Schepper (Vargas) of Santa Maria, stepson Richard La Claire and stepson Stephen De La Garza of Maui, Hawaii. He is also survived by his two sisters Lilian Hilmsted and Rose Olson, both of Fargo North Dakota; brother Mike Schepper of Bismark, North Dakota, Dan Schepper of Killdeer, North Dakota, Frank Schepper of Florida and Tony Schepper, Jr., addess unknown., Services were held in Oceanside, CA. where Tony and family had lived before moving to Santa Maria with his wife and daughter to help care for their grandson, Garrett.



Antonio ""Z-Man"" Zuloaga

Zuloaga, Antonio "Z-Man", born 8/10/60 in Santa Ana, CA, died 9/23/10 in Lancaster, CA. Survived by parents, Luis and Lupe; siblings, Louis (Joanne), Rosemary (Ralph) and Yolanda (Gilbert); numerous nieces and nephews that he loved so much; his extended family in El Paso, Texas; many friends; and his beloved dog, Brownie. Preceded by brothers, Louie and Rudy. Tony was an avid golfer and won many championships including the City of Santa Ana Mayor's Cup in 1984. Visitation, 3pm-7pm, Tues., 9/28/10 at Chapel of the Valley Mortuary with a funeral mass, 10am, Wed., 9/29/10 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Desert Lawn Memorial Park. You may e-mail your condolences to



Antonio Palaganas

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 3:00 AM 

Antonio Jesus Molina Palaganas, 29, of Lodi, died Sept. 17. He was born April 24, 1981 in Lodi. 



Arthur Garcia

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Arthur J. Baca

Arthur J. Baca passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Sept. 22. He was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico., Art retired from work as a cement finisher in the construction trade after 30 years. He was also a member of The Charro Association. Art enjoyed horseback riding, camping, fishing and, especially, his family. He was loved very much and will be missed. We were blessed to have had him in our lives., Art leaves behind to treasure his legacy his devoted wife, Ida Baca; sons, Angel (Gwen), Chavarria with five children; 14 grandchildren, Frank Chavarria, with eight children; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, Carlos Chavarria with four children and eight grandchildren, Lupe Chavarria with five children and seven grand-children; daughters, Adela (Jack) Rodriguez with seven children and nine grandchildren, Rebbeca Baca with three children and three grandchildren, Debra (Moe) Grigg, with three children and, one grandchild, and Cris Baca with three children, for a total of four sons, four daughters, 38 grand-children, 46 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren., Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, with a vigil at 7 p.m. at Skyview Funeral Chapel, 200 Rollingwood Drive, Vallejo, CA 94591., Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, at St. Basil the Great Catholic Church, 1225 Tuolumne St., Vallejo. Inurnment will be private.



Arthur Winkelstern

Arthur Winkelstern, age 95 of New Milford, died suddenly on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at Maplewood at Newtown Assisted Living Home. Arthur was a resident there for the past three years. Arthur was born on March 24, 1915 in Middle Village, New York, the youngest child of Rudolph and Emma (Humann) Winkelstern. He attended public schools in New York and began his working career with the American Machine and Foundry Co. in Bay Ridge, N.Y. where he became a quality control representative for the company on many complex automatic manufacturing machines and government defense contracts. With the closing of the Bay Ridge Plant, he later worked for the Bulova Watch Company in quality control inspecting vendor facilities. Prior to his retirement, he last worked for A.C.M.I. in Stamford as head of quality control in the manufacture of medical and fiber optic instruments and devises. In retirement, Arthur enjoyed doing very detailed and precise woodworking projects which won him many ribbons at the Bridgewater Fair. He also enjoyed drawing both in pen and ink and also chalks. His great-grandchildren loved the wooden toys he would make for them at Christmas. Arthur also belonged to bowling leagues and was a life-long Mason. He enjoyed trips with family and friends to Alaska, Caribbean, Panama Canal, and especially weeks in New Hampshire on the lake fishing. Arthur enjoyed excellent health and remained active well into his 90s. Arthur lived with his wife, Helen (Kessel), in Glendale N.Y. until 1976 when they moved to New Milford. Arthur was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Helen, who died in 2002, and also by five brothers, George, Philip, Rudolph, Walter, and Alfred, and a sister, Emma Kapplemann. He is survived by his son, Robert Winkelstern and his wife, Phyllis of New Milford; grandson, Kenneth and his wife, Alexandra of New Milford; and granddaughter, Kristin Bramble and her husband, Kevin of New Milford. Of special significance are his great-grandchildren, Eric and Gregory Winkelstern and Emily and Grace Bramble who he loved each day and gave him the reason to live a long life. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 27 at 2 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Brookfield. Burial will follow at Center Cemetery, New Milford. There are no calling hours. Contributions in his memory may be made to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, Brookfield. Funeral arrangements by the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT.



Auble, Linda Rae

Friday, September 24, 2010 2:00 AM 

Linda Rae Auble Dec. 6, 1948 - Jul. 17, 2010 Former Resident, Union CIty Beloved daughter of Genevieve Lemas and Ray Eagler, lost her ..... 




BENJAMIN GODINA MARTINEZ BENNY'' MAR 31 1934 - SEP 17 2010 Born in San Antonio Texas, raised in Saginaw, Michigan by his parents Lucio and Anita Martinez. Benny passed peacefullly during his sleep at home. He leaves behind his loving wife Sue of 17 years. Served in U.S. Army October 1957 to August 1963. Stationed in Germany 1957 to 1959. He was a member of Saint Anthonys Catholic Church, President of Guadalupana Society, member of the Sociedad Morelos, Member of Cornite Mexicano De Beneficencia, member of the American GI Forum for 10 years. He worked for Tri-Valley Growers plant 7 as a forklift driver and foreman A.F.'', He retired after 32 years with the company. His favorite past time events are dancing, served as coach for little leagues, girls, women and mens baseball teams. He leaves behind two sisters; Mary (Joe) Garcia and Lucy Lopas both of Bay City Michigan. A son Martin (Rhonda) Martinez of Modesto. Two daughters Anna (Doug) Fiez of Riverbank and Sophia (Eddie) Zuniga of Modesto. A step daughter Kim (Robert) Wilson of Denair. Grand father of 13 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Please leave your condolences,




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BROWN Jr., BRIAN STEVEN Oct. 3, 1989 to Sept. 25, 2009 It's been a year since you've left us. Now you're up in Heaven with the Angels up above. They have taken my place for now and they have given you all their love. So go and rest in peace now my little boy so dear. For all my love and memories I will hold forever near ...Forever in our hearts, Mom & Jasmine Briana



Barbara L. Bloxom

Barbara L. Bloxom, 66, of Atascadero, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, at her home. She will be missed by all of her loved ones and friends. She is now at peace with angels all around her. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept 26, 2010, in Atascadero. Call 466-2120 or 610-4444 for details.



Barbara Manley

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 12:55 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Beatrice Marie Bradley

Beatrice Marie Bradley of Yuba City died unexpectedly at her home on Sept. 19,2010. She was born on Jan 23, 1950 to James & Beatrice Church. She was a life long resident of the Yuba Sutter area. She was an executive administrative assistant at Sunsweet Grower for 32 years. She is survived by her daughter Brooke and her son Hale; 2 sisters: Dea Zellhoefer & Julie Haddox and several nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother John Heiken. Services will be held at Hope Pointe Nazarene Church of Yuba City at 1pm on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. Inurnment is by Ullrey's Chapel. Donations in Marie's name may be made to Easter Seals, Yuba Sutter SPCA or an organization of your choice. Send Condolences at



Bette Ferro

Bette Ferro, 11/5/1954 - 9/20/2010, Bette Ferro passed away on September 20, 2010 at the age of 56. Bette resided in Roseville Calif.,, She is survived by Children: Beckie Bacal, Mindy Bowers, Joseph Ferro and Ashley Ferro. Preceded in death was son, Timothy Johnstone., Service day, time and location will be held on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Maidu Community Center 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville CA 95661.



Betty Bertagnolli

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 3:00 AM 

Betty J. Bertagnolli, 87, passed away at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding, Calif., on Sept. 19, 2010. She was born in Kansas on Feb. 6, 1923. She had been a resident of Redding for the past f 



Betty Melcher

Betty Jane Melcher Resident of Campbell Born March 10, 1925. Died peacefully on September 23, 2010. Survived by loving husband Howard Melcher, for 66 years. Also loving Mother to son Milt [Esther] Melcher and daughter Karen [Steve] McFarland. Loving Grandmother to Matt, Kelly, Kyle, Angelo, Danielle and Great Grandmother to Talya. Survived by nieces Susan, Shari, Dana and nephew Peter. Betty will be forever missed. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association , Funeral services Tues 9/28 at 11AM at Lima Family Santa Clara, 466 N. Winchester Blvd. Interment private. Condolences may be offered at



Beulah Marceau

Friday, September 24, 2010 3:00 AM 

Beulah "Boots" Rains Marceau, 81, a resident of Choctaw House, Napa, passed away on Sept. 18, 2010. Boots was born in Paris, Ark. She moved and "made her first appearance" in California at 14



Bill Mezner

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



Bill Mundy

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Bowen, George L.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 2:00 AM 

George L. Bowen, age 80, of Lodi, passed away peacefully at a local convalescent home on September 19, 2010. He was born on August .....



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. 



Brown, Theresa Eileen

Saturday, September 25, 2010 2:00 AM 

Theresa Eileen Brown Former Resident Newark Born April 12, 1928, Terry died at home, surrounded by family, on September 23. Terry is survived by ..... 



Bryce L. Loudon

Monday, September 20, 2010 12:37 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Burgess, Victoria

Saturday, September 25, 2010 2:00 AM 

Victoria J. Burgess Former Resident of Alameda Victoria J. Burgess, daughter of Josephine and Dennis Andrews, died Sept. 22, 2010 at 2:35 p.m. She ..... 



Bush, D'Juan

Saturday, September 25, 2010 2:00 AM 

D'Juan L. Bush Apr. 7, 1983 - Sept. 25, 2007 Resident of San Leandro D'Juan, Phatweezy, D and Chalie. All of these names you ..... 



CALDWELL, Douglas Wyche

CALDWELL, Douglas Wyche Was the son of Elaine S. Caldwell and the late Wyche D. Caldwell. When the family moved to Santa Barbara in 1974, Doug entered La Colina Junior High School. He obtained the rank of Eagle Scout and graduated from San Marcos High School in 1980. He attended UCLA where he graduated with a B.S. in engineering and an M.S. in computer science. He later returned to UCLA to complete a Ph.D. in Computer Science.



Carl Henry Kaup Jr.

Carl Henry Kaup Jr. August 9, 1937 - September 16, 2010 Survived by wife Linda; and daughters Tami, Sharon and Charlotte. Five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private Memorial will be held. Send Condolences at



Carmen Martinez Reyes

Carmen Martinez Reyes, 39, was struck and killed while bicycling Sept. 21, 2010, in the Alviso area of San Jose, Calif. 



Carol Jean Guzman

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

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Carolyn Rossetti

CAROLYN S(NANEY) ROSSETTI OCT. 24, 1947 - SEPT. 21, 2010 A JEWEL ON EARTH......A JEWEL IN HEAVEN The spectacularly beautiful jade green eyes, the ivory white teeth and the golden hair have left us earlier than anyone thought theyever would. Carol lost a spirited 5-month battle to a fairly uncommon and aggressive form of colon cancer. She passed peacefully in her sleep in her home surrounded by family. She is survived by her husband Arthur Rossetti, her two children Jason Rossetti of Manteca and Marisa Rossetti-Thomason of Livermore, her only grandchild Amelia Rose Thomason, her brother Dale Steelman of Rancho Cordova and a host of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased in death by her father Lee Naney and mother Buelah Naney. Carol was born in Salem, MO. and came to California with her parents at the age of 6 months. They settled in Escalon where she attended Dent Grammar School and Escalon High School. She was a good student, and in an era when girls were thought too delicate to play interscholastic sports showed herself to be a good athlete in the intramurals that were allowed. She was also a member of the cheer squad and was a varsity song leader. She earned an A.A. degree at Modesto Junior College before going to work at Market Wholesale in Modesto, now Bower Wholesale. Upon her marriage to Arthur in September of 1968 she moved to Hayward where her husband was finishing his studies. She had her favorite employment there working as the only office person for a small chain of movie theatres. It was their sole means of support at the time. She came back to Escalon in 1970 and resumed her job at Market Wholesale who was happy to have her back. She stayed there until the birth of her first child Jason in 1974. After that she did not work again until 1992 when she would work the grape crush at the old Petri Winery west of Escalon. Her last year there was 2002 when the winery was sold and the crushing operation was permanently shut down. Her retirement years were tending to her many pets, traveling and doting over her grandchild. She and her brother Dale spent 2-1/2 years taking care of their mother 24/7 so she wouldn't have to go in to a nursing home and could stay in her own house. Her favorite places to vacation were Pismo Beach, Disneyland and Hawaii. Her main hobby over the last 5 years of her life was her granddaughter. Life centered around Amelia and deservedly so. She also liked the arts and music, attending many concerts over the years and also many live theatre events. She truly thoughtthe Gallo Center in Modesto was a blessing because she no longer had to travel to San Francisco to see cultural events. Carol was a woman without any vices whatsoever. Her only excesses were her devotion to her children an her grandchild. Many have been as good a daughter as she was, but no one has ever been better. Many have been as good a mother as she was, but no one has ever been better. Many have been as good a grandmother as she was, but no one has ever been better. Many have been as good a wife as she was, but no one has ever been better. She did not deserve an early exit from life nor the way that it came. She exemplifies the saying only the good die young''. Services will be held Sundau. Sept 26th, 2:00 PM at Deegan Funeral Chapel in Escalon. A reception will be held at Grange Hall in Escalon afterwards. Please don't bring an entree or salad. Feel free to bring a dessert if you like. Remembrances can be made in the form of donations to the, specifying it go to colon & liver cancer research. An online guest book is available at



Carrie Elvera Hawks

Carrie Elvera Hawks March 10, 1941 - September 19, 2010 Carrie was the only child of Natalie "Dutch" Edward Toschi and Lorene Wright Toschi. After her mother's death when she was two, her father later married Lucille Riggins Toschi who became her second mother. Carrie was born and raised here in Bakersfield. She graduated from Bakersfield High School in 1959. She worked as a bookkeeper for several years, the last twelve years for Mazzei Injector. Carrie loved her animals and taking drives in the desert. In later years, she and her husband of 45 years, C. Owen Hawks bought a house in Weldon so they could combine their love of animals and the desert, spending their free time there. On September 12, 2010 on a drive back to town Carrie's car left the road and rolled over and she was airlifted to KMC. She never regained consciousness and passed away on September 19, 2010. Carrie's daughter Christi was blessed with a gift of her mother's liver for transplant on September 22, 2010. She is survived by her husband C. Owen Hawks; children, Christopher Hawks, Christi Toms, Michael Hawks, Shari Tanner, David Hawks, Richard Hawks, Wesley Hawks and their spouses; eighteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, four dogs, five goats, numerous birds, and a turtle. Graveside services will be held at Union Cemetery on Tuesday, September 28, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara



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 



Charles Fuller

Thursday, September 23, 2010 3:00 AM 

Charles M. Fuller Jr., 47, of Lodi, died Sept. 16. He was born July 23, 1963 in Stockton. 



Charles Joseph "Charlie" Carniglia

A lover of life and the life of the party, Charlie passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2010 in Santa Rosa. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary; his children Steve Carniglia (Carol) and Janice Bello (Ed); his grandchildren Jeff (Missy), Greg (Kelly), Jim (Jolie) and Dena (Gary); his great-grandchildren Luke, Andrew, Ryan, Mara, Ashlyn, and Eily; his sister Rita Hall; and many nieces and nephews. His brother, Alfred Carniglia preceded him in death. Charlie, the oldest of three, was born January 11, 1923 to Charles and Rose (Bertoni) Carniglia, a pioneer family in Santa Rosa. He attended St. Rose Elementary School, Santa Rosa High School, SRJC, and San Jose State University. He began his professional career working as an apprentice in his father's insurance agency, and later became the president of Carniglia, Wilkey and Marocco Insurance Agency. He was also a successful contractor and assisted in the development of many Sonoma, Napa and Lake County neighborhoods. And finally, he served as a California Inheritance Tax Referee. He was a proud veteran of, , and was stationed on Johnston Island in the North Pacific where he served as an Aviator in the US Navy flying PBY Catalinas. He also graciously served the Santa Rosa community in various capacities. He was a member of the Sonoma County Grand Jury, the Young Men's Institute (YMI), the Knights of Columbus and was a charter parishioner of St. Eugene's Cathedral. He was a past president of The Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club, the Santa Rosa Board of Education and the Santa Rosa Junior Chamber of Commerce, where he played an instrumental role in the return of the Rose Parade (post World War II), and served as Grand Marshal. Charlie was an exceptionally talented musician. Besides entertaining family and friends at the piano or by strumming the ukulele, he was an acclaimed violinist for the Santa Rosa Symphony, and at 17 years old, was a featured soloist at the World's Fair. He also enjoyed playing golf, fishing, hunting and cooking. He was a member of RKR and Folded Hills hunting clubs, and the Sonoma County Radio Amateur Club. And finally, Charlie was an avid woodworker. His favorite pastime was working in his state-of-the-art woodshop making one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture for those he loved. Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral Mass on Friday, September 24th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Eugene's Cathedral, 2323 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa. Donations may be made to the Carniglia Scholarship fund for Ursuline High School, 90 Ursuline Rd. Santa Rosa, Ca. 95403 or to the charity of your choice. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES 525-3730



Charles Kirkwood Zirion

Surrounded by his loving family, Charles Kirkwood "Kirk" Zirion''s spirit was released from his three-year long battle with ALS Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. Kirk is survived by his wife and best friend of 39 years, Pamela; two daughters Margot and Myra; son-in-law, Bill McCarthy; two brothers Stanley Ray (Dawn) Zirion and William Edward (Judy) Zirion; and close cousins Kathy (Terry) Vachon, Barbara (Bob) Gaydon and David Murphy. He is also survived by his aunt, Phyllis (Bob) Strachan Ottesen; grandchildren Alex, Emma, Will and Lucia McCarthy; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Charles and Myra Strachan Zirion, and uncle, William Strachan. Kirk, 64, was born in 1946 in Berkeley, Calif., but lived most of his youth in the Sierra foothills of Clipper Mills, Calif. When he was 19, he enlisted in the, and served four years in the, as a diesel engineer. He returned home and began his college education at Yuba College. Pam had just been hired at the local small elementary school in Challenge, Calif., and was renting a room above the family store. She was introduced to Kirk when he threw a snowball at her. They were married July 7, 1971, on the anniversary of both of their parents'' weddings. Kirk and Pam eventually moved to Santa Barbara, where Pam taught elementary school and Kirk began studies at Brooks Institute of Photography where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree. Following his passion for the art, Kirk''s enthusiasm for nature was able to take on a whole new significance. Always an active person. Kirk united his love for exercise (running and bicycling) with photography and learned to scuba dive for underwater photography. In 1975, Kirk and Pam moved to San Luis Obispo to open Horizon Studios, a photography studio. After the birth of their children, Kirk ferried them to the studio, babysitters and school via bicycle. Over the years, Kirk participated in many local triathlons and both Kirk and Pam became avid bicyclists as well as backpackers ''" an infatuation that continued their remaining years together. Later on, after closing Horizon Studios, Kirk worked at the Telegram-Tribune and Rinco Color Lab. Kirk then took classes at Cuesta College to update his mechanical skills and soon after, worked for Waste Connections for four years. Kirk was always busy with numerous projects including restoring a dilapidated 1956 Chevy truck, crafting tools from wood and metal, or planting and harvesting vegetables in his garden. In 2007, Kirk was diagnosed with bulbar onset Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) ''" Lou Gehrig''s disease. An aggressive form of the disease, it affected his speech and swallowing - first atrophying the muscles of his throat that made communication and eating difficult. As the diseased progressed, he was unable to participate in as many sports as he used to, but instead made accommodations for them. He bought a recumbent bicycle for better balance and used a walking stick on hikes. Eventually, the disease took him out of the realm of exercise, mechanics and woodworking altogether. Devastating as that was, Kirk continued to be optimistic and used laughter to get through the difficult times. Kirk was a patient and thoughtful man with a tremendous sense of humor. Family was always paramount to everything else in life and he demonstrated this through example and love. It is these characteristics for which Kirk will be remembered in the hearts of all who knew him. The family would like to thank Kirk''s caregivers, without whom life with ALS would have been unmanageable: The diligent, compassionate care of Ninon Atwood and earlier, Steve Maddux; the beneficial physical therapies of Michael "Conan" Balson; and the good-humored care of Sam Bedinner. The family would also like to thank our special friend, Justin Dickerson, and the SLO Bicycle Club for their continued support and friendship, specifically Kathy Cohon, Ross Pepper (who organized the race car outing), Terry Heller, Jacque Wheeler and Dorothy Curhan, who came and read to Kirk every weekday for over a year. Their perseverance and attentiveness helped Kirk and Pam so much. The family would also like to acknowledge the diligence and care given to Kirk by Best Care Home Health and Hospice Partners of the Central Coast. A memorial celebration of Kirk''s like will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at the Dallidet Adobe, 1185 Pacific St. in San Luis Obispo. Donations in Kirk''s name may be made to SLOBC for a memorial bicycle rack, or to the ALS Association.



Charles S. Hughes

Charles S. Hughes, aka, Charlie Rey, Chuck, or Poppy, is surfing in heaven where all waves are perfect. He is survived by his wife, Vicki Hughes; his daughter and son-in-law, Kara and Dante Walker; his son and daughter-in-law, Cory and Marina Hughes; his son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Michelle Hughes; his grandchildren, Marlayna, Manuel, Anissa, Gianna, Ashlynn, Fabious, Ciera, and Te'Szhia; great-grandchild, Faylinn; nephew and wife, Kristian and Kary; and niece, Jaye. If you would like to join us in a Celebration of his Life on September 26, 2010, please call or text Marina at 760-396- 7403 or email at



Christina "Chris" Chan

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



Cinquini, Bruna Marie (Lenci)

Saturday, September 25, 2010 2:00 AM 

Bruna Marie Cinquini, age 93, of Thornton, California passed away on September 21, 2010 in Lodi, CA. She was born on September 5, 1917 .....



Clark, Jimon

Thursday, August 26, 2010 2:00 AM 

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Coleman Boyd-Robinson

Coleman Boyd-Robertson Resident of Santa Clara June 30, 1928-Sept. 7, 2010 Born in Illinois but reared in Kentucky. He served in the Marines in WWII during the occupation of China. In 1963 he moved to California where he was an agent for John Hancock Insurance. Coleman worked as a Real Estate Broker working in Residential and Commercial land development. His mother Grace Burroughs, father Robert, and sister Grace Stuart (Gay) Boyd-Robertson are deceased. Coleman is survived by wife Delia, daughter Julie Perry her husband Bob, son Bob Blake his wife Mary, daughters Cindy and Debby Blake, seven grandchildren Michelle, Chris, Melissa, Allison, Jillian, Drew, Torrence, and one great grandchild Robert. Coleman will be missed by his loving family and the many people whose lives he touched. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. If Memorial Donations are in order with appreciation of the Family, please make them to: Christian Science Church, Santa Clara Humane Society, or a Charity of your choice.



Craig Zasadil

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Curtis Breckenridge

Curtis Breckenridge, 69, died Aug. 15. . 




CALDERON MORALES, DOLORES of El Cajon 04/11/1918 - 9/19/2010 Aztlan Mortuary 619.337.8100 




In Memory Douglas J. Miller Dec. 22, 1954-Sep 25, 2009 Will always be remembered as a caring compassionate husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, uncle, cousin and godfather. We miss you!




1935 - 2010 Doug Schalow passed away peacefully August 4, 2010. He was 74. Born to Sylvia Galeria and Milton Schalow he was raised in Atwater, California. After high school he moved to Monterey and had a successful career in painting, construction, and retired from the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District. Upon retirement he moved to Darwin, CA. to be close to friends and the desert he loved. An avid tennis player and wonderful conversationalist, who could talk with anyone and frequently did, he enjoyed life and his close friends. He will be deeply missed by his companion Miriam Marvel, close friends, and cousins; Susan Page, Bob Galeria, and Steve Galeria. Private services will be held with family and closest friends.



Dale L. Jessey Jr.

June 16, 1950-Sept. 17, 2010 Dale L. Jessey Jr., loving son to Ida May Brand and loving husband to Melanie. He is survived by his four children, Jennifer, Jamie, Joy, and Jason and his two grandchildren, Codey and Brieana. A Navy Veteran, Postmaster at Sun City, La Quinta, and Thousand Palms, football coach at La Quinta High School and Desert Hot Springs High School. He loved fishing, golf, sports and playing with his grandchildren. He had a wonderful sense of humor, was always willing to help others, and his children and grandchildren were his everything. He will be remembered in our hearts forever. His services will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, September 25, 2010. Visitation and services are at 2:00 PM at Arlington Mortuary in Riverside. Burial services will be at 10:00 AM, Monday, September 27, 2010 at Riverside National Cemetery.



Daniel Anthony Mele

Daniel Anthony Mele, of San Luis Obispo was taken to God Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010. He was born in Lawrence, Mass., in June 1922, one of 13 children. In 1942, he was inducted in the U.S. Army. During his training at Camp San Luis, he met Georgina Silva at a USO dance. Dan left to serve in the Pacific, where he participated in the battles for Tararua and Pelelu. He and six of his brothers had served in, - all returned. After the War, he returned to San Luis and married Georgina. Dan was employed by the Harmony Valley Creamery, which became Foremost Creamery. He was later employed as a groundsman for the San Luis Obispo Unified School District and retired in 1984. For many years, Dan was active in the SLO County Historical Society,, and American Legion. Many mornings were spent with the Sunshine Boys, a local group of mutual friends, and many happy hours were spent playing golf and cooking over an open pit for friends and local civic groups. All of his life, Dan strove to make the world a better place for those less fortunate then himself. Always in his mind was his humble childhood upbringing and being thankful for his life. He will be most remembered by his loving wife, Georgina; son, Bryon (Amira); grandson, Tony (Shanelle); great-grandson, Cyrus; brothers Frank (Barbara) and Freddy (Terry); brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Donald and Ruth Silva and their son, David. A service will be held at noon Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at Reis Family Mortuary Chapel, 990 Nipomo in San Luis Obispo.



Daniel C. "Danny" Fry

Daniel C. Fry (Danny) 1952-2010, passed away at age 58., Danny was born in Hanford, CA to Lonnie and Betty (Shahan) Fry. He attended Armona schools kindergarten through eighth grade and graduated from Hanford High in 1970. Danny loved to travel. He was a song writer and musician and hitch-hiked across the southern United States with his guitar in tow. Danny lived in many places including: Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, Arizona, and the Central Valley of California. He had a tremendous passion for music and a great love for his family., Danny is survived by his mother, Betty Lou Laboa; his sister, Betina Adams of Bakersfield; his brothers, James Fry of Taft and John Fry of Corcoran., Service information will be posted at, and the family would be honored if friends and family would sign the guestbook on that website.



Daniels, Allen Lyle

Saturday, September 25, 2010 2:00 AM 

Born in Shelton, Washington, Nov, 18, 1922, Allen Lyle Daniels was one of eight children born to Hazel Banks Daniels and Philip Roy Daniels. .....



David Durbin

Saturday, September 18, 2010 3:00 AM

David Earl Durbin passed away on Sept. 15, 2010. He was born in Napa on June 28, 1942, to Lawrence and Caroline Durbin. He grew up in Napa and graduated from Napa High School in 1961. He married Jenif 



David Holloway

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David William Wise, Sr.

Thursday, January 14, 2010 5:52 PM

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


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Debra Lynn Campbell

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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.



Dennis (Mike) Arnold

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Dennis Ross Brownfield

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 6:20 PM 

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



Diana Dashonda Brooks

Diana Dashonda Brooks, 21, of Fairfield, died on Sept. 14. She was born on Feb. 16, 1989., A funeral will be held in Chicago, Ill., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041,,



Dolores Mitchell

Dolores Ellen Mitchell Died on September 20, 2010 at the age of 94 in Greenbrae, CA. Born at home to William J. and Ellen F. Waters on November 26, 1915 in San Francisco. She had six brothers and sisters, all of whom predeceased her: Ed (Noakes), Jim (Noakes), Eileen (Harvey), Tom, Rita (Encoyand) and Bill. Dolores attended St. Peter's Elementary and High Schools and was a loyal alumna of these schools. She then attended San Francisco State, where she was an active member of the Sienna Club. After obtaining a teaching credential, she went on to teach for the San Francisco Unified School District until retiring at the age of 65. In May 1939 she married John (Jack) T. Mitchell and enjoyed a happy 56 years of marriage before his death in 1995. They had four children, John T. Mitchell, S.J., Michael J. (Susan) Mitchell, William J. (Candy) Mitchell and Noelle D. (Robert) Nelson; and were blessed with six grandchildren, Katie, Sheehan, Bernie (Nelson), Jeff, Mikey and Mitch (Nelson). Dolores and Jack's main focus in life was always family, which included their many nieces and nephews. Dolores actively worked on the St. Philip's School P.T.A. As president of the P.T.A. she directed the annual festival, which this year is taking place on the day of her funeral. It is sure to be a success. She also was a long-time president of the San Francisco Jesuit Mothers and much enjoyed working with these ladies for the Jesuit Fathers and Brothers. Visitation at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave., Daly City on Friday 4-9 p.m. with a brief service at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Ignatius College Preparatory Chapel, 2001-37th Avenue, San Francisco, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Peter's School or St. Ignatius College Preparatory are preferred.



Domenica LaPiana

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Don B. Fuchser

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 12:56 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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Don Enloe

Monday, September 20, 2010 12:36 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Don Hood Jr.

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Donald Dwain Marsh SR.

Col. Marsh was born on Jan. 18, 1935, in Nashville, Tenn., and passed away in his home on Friday, Sept. 17., A Celebration of Life honoring retired Col. Donald Dwain Marsh, SR., 75, will be held on Monday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. at Nadeau Family Funeral Home. Deacon Jim Britt of Mount Calvary Baptist Church will officiate. Burial with Full Military Honors will follow in Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon., Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home, Vacaville, 455-7700.,



Donald Erickson

Donald Wendell Erickson Resident of Los Gatos Entered into rest September 23, 2010. Beloved husband of Dorothy Engle Erickson. Devoted father of Mark Erickson (husband of Diane Hornbeck) and Heidi Erickson. Age 85. Visitation will be held on Mon. Sept. 27, 2010 at DARLING & FISCHER CHAPEL OF THE HILLS, 615 N. Santa Cruz Ave., LG from 4 to 7 pm. Interment will be on Tues. Sept. 28, 2010 at 10:30 am at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, 32053 W. McCabe Road, Gustine, CA. Memorial has been set up with the New Public Library of Los Gatos (contact Friends@ DARLING FISHER CHAPEL OF THE HILLS.



Dorothy Thomas

Dorothy Jane, (Dee Jay) Thomas, Resident of San Mateo, Oct. 28, 1914-Sept.18, 2010, Dee Jay passed away peacefully in her home a month shy of her 96th birthday. Born in Detroit, MI, she called San Mateo her home for the past 60 years., Charter member of the Coyote Point Museum Auxiliary, past President of The Burlingame Women's Club, creative member of The Garden Study Club of the Peninsula and avid Bridge player., She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bruce Kermit Thomas and sisters, Eleanor (Mrs. Herm) Speh of Long Island and Marion (Mrs. Paul) Havener of New York. She is survived by her daughters, Linda Ann (Mrs. James) Hall of San Jose and Bette Jane Barnes of San Mateo, CA.; grand daughters Rebecca Titus Barnes of Houston, TX, Tana Christina Barnes of Shelton, CT. and Melissa Ann Hall of San Francisco, CA., In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Mission Hospice of San Mateo, 1670 So. Amphlett Blvd, Suite 300, San Mateo, CA 94402.



Dorothy Virginia Norton

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

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Dr. Milton J. Bienstock

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E. Verlene Millar

E. Verlene Millar Resident of Mountain View 75, passed away at home, Sept 22, 2010. Survived by her husband of 57 years, James Robert, her children, Jim, John, Mary, Roberta, Rebecca, 19 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and sister to Reed and Richard Jarvis. A extraordinary wife, mother & piano teacher. A Memorial Service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 190 Jordan Ave., Los Altos, CA, Sun. Sept 26, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.




KNAPP, ERNEST A. of El Cajon 06/06/1922 - 09/12/2010 Aztlan Mortuary (619) 337-8100 



Eaton, Marilyn

Saturday, September 25, 2010 2:00 AM 

Marilyn L. Eaton Resident of Hayward Marilyn L. Eaton, passed away Sept. 22, 2010 surrounded by family. Memorial Service 1pm, Sat., Sept. 25, 2010 .....



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 Andrae

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Edward A. Laurie

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Edward J. "Bud" Rowe

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Eileen Wagner

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 4:51 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Elina Cappelloni Baldaserini

On Friday, September 24, 2010, Elina Cappelloni Baldaserini passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by loving family. She was the widow of Primo Baldaserini. Born July 27, 1913 in New Haven, Elina was the oldest of five daughters born to the late Alfredo and Santina Torcellini Cappelloni. On August 24, 1940, she married Primo Baldaserini, moved to Ridgefield and raised her family. Elina was a member of Saint Mary Church. Her work life was comprised of many years as a noted seamstress and twenty-eight years at the Barden Corporation prior to her retirement. Elina was a loving wife, caring mother, grandmother and great-grand-mother. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and George Besse and her son, Jack Baldaserini of Ridge-field, and his devoted friend, Joan Florczak of Easton. She will be sadly missed by her loving grandchildren Debbie and Scott Perry of Rowley, Mass., Lisa and Anthony Cascone of Sandy Hook, Dianne and Peter Barone of Hamden, John Baldaserini of Norwalk, and Susan Baldaserini of Brooklyn, N.Y. Additionally, Elina was blessed with five great-grand-sons, Michael, Eric and Kyle Cascone and Daniel and Christopher Perry. She is survived by three sisters, Alda Carboni of Ridgefield, Irma Biancur of Orange, Celeste Stocking of Yarmouthport, Mass.; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her sister, Amelia Silvestrini. The family will receive friends at the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield, CT Sunday, September 26th from 4 to 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, September 27th at 10:15 a.m. at Saint Mary Church, 55 Catoonah Street, Ridge-field. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Hospice organization, Vitas, 777 Commerce Drive, Fairfield, CT 06825 or to the Office of Radio & Television, 15 Peach Orchard Road, Prospect, CT 06712.



Elisabeth Deligianni-Pascu

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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., , Share your loved one's story with a Memorial Website.



Elmer Helton

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Elmer Job

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 3:00 AM 

Elmer Job Sr., 83, of Lodi, died Sept. 15. He was born Oct. 17,1926 in Linton, N.D.



Enriqueta Prado

Enriqueta Prado, Resident of San Jose, 1937 - 2010, Enriqueta was the wife of the late Jose Prado, Sr., and is survived by her children: Jose Prado, Jr., Jose Prado III, Jose Arnold (Lorieanne) Prado, and Francisco (Elizabeth) Prado; her grandchildren: Mark, Eric, Katrina, Michael, Kalina, Camille, Arlan, Aaron, Christian, and Justin; great-grandchildren: Christian and Jimmy; and her sisters: Aludia Valdez Santos, and Imelda Valdez Joanani. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A native of the Philippines, and a quality assurance worker in the electronics industry. Age 73 years., Friends are invited to attend funeral services beginning with visitation on Sun. Sept. 26, 2010 from 12:00-9:00 p.m., and on Mon. Sept. 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Vigil & Rosary Mon. at 7:00 p.m., at Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary, 96 W. El Camino Real, Mtn. View; Funeral Mass on Tues., Sept 28 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Athanasius Church, 160 N. Rengstorff Ave, Mtn. View; Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Los Altos., To view/sign guestbook go, to:



Ernest E. Johnson Jr.

ERNEST E. JOHNSON JR. DIED JUNE 25, 2010 CELEBRATION OF LIFE Ernie died in his sleep at age 57 years. He never met a stranger and had a story, musing, suggestion or joke for everyone. In Washington state he leaves his wife of 30 years, Debbie, daughter Serina with husband Ly, son Jared--- and friends galore. In California he leaves sisters Judy Hansen, Linda Terry, Cheryl Pearson and brother Marc Johnson. He was a fantastic husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. All who knew him and want to share memories are invited this Saturday, September 25 at 1:00 p.m. at 4334 Tegner Road (off Service Road) Hughson. He will be missed.



Ethan Nichols

Friday, September 24, 2010 3:00 AM 

Ethan Merle Nichols, born Nov. 10, 1980, passed from our world on Sept. 17, 2010, all too soon for those who loved him. He died just shy of his 30th birthday; he was 29 years young.  



Evans, Roberta Mary (Flockhart)

Friday, September 24, 2010 2:00 AM 

She was born in Santa Rosa, Ca. to Robert and Frieda Flockhart and moved to Lodi in 1938. Roberta graduated from Lodi High School ..... 



Everett Wershiner

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Family mourns teen motorcycle racer killed at Indy

Saturday, September 4, 2010 10:38 AM 

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


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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



Federico Covarrubias

Monday, September 20, 2010 3:00 AM 




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.



Florence L. Harrer

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Florie Berger

Florie Berger Passed away September 10, 2010 at the age of 74. She was born in New Jersey to Rose and Sam Horowitz on October 31, 1935. Florie attended school in Maplewood New Jersey, and received advanced degrees from Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley and, . On December 21, 1956 she married Joseph Berger, a private practice attorney. They moved to Palo Alto, CA in the early 1960's, where she and Joe shared 53 years until his death on April 10, 2009. Florie was passionate about her career as a research librarian and classics scholar. In May of this year, she retired as Professor Emerita at San Jose State University, and previously held positions at, , UCSF, and the New York Academy of Medicine. She touched so many lives by sharing her knowledge and teaching others how to obtain information. The study of ancient Greece, its history and literature, was a particular love of hers. Florie also loved animals and especially feral cats. She rescued, adopted and gave much love to many a feline. Florie had many gifts and perhaps the greatest was that of giving of herself; listening, laughing, showing empathy and love. She will be greatly missed by family members who loved her deeply: sister, Barbara Miller of La Jolla, CA; nephews, Steven Miller of Los Angles, CA; Bruce Miller and wife Gail of Derry, New Hampshire; grand niece Marissa Miller and grand nephews Andrew and Nathaniel Miller; brother in-law and sister-in-law, Edward Berger and Christina McComb-Berger of Tucson, AZ; nephew Michael McComb of Tucson, AZ; nieces Amanda Berger Saxe of Encino, CA and Debbie Berger Lehr of Greenwood Village, CO and former sister-in-law Bobbie Berger Hanft of Tucson, AZ. Florie leaves behind many friends and colleagues who also loved her dearly.



Frances M. Nimmo

Passed away in Bend Oregon, September 21, 2010 at the age of 97. She is survived by her son, Robert Nimmo of Bend, Oregon. Grandchildren: Marie Duncan of Nevada, Annie Tomes of Minnosota, Daniel Nimmo of Wisconsin, Bob, Julie and Jennifer Nimmo of Oregon. She leaves seven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Beloved sisters, Angela Miley of Sacramento and Mary Higgins of Petaluma. Devoted brothers, Steve Dolinsek of Santa Rosa, and John Dolinsek of Novato, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grant Nimmo, son Donald Nimmo, grandson, John Nimmo, sister Anne Hensley and brothers, Frank, Joseph and Lou Dolinsek. Frances was born in Ely, Minnesota on May 1, 1913, the second of nine children. After moving to Santa Rosa with her family she lived there for 60 years before moving to Oregon with her husband Grant in 1972. Frances loved spending time with family, enjoyed reading the newspaper and working on crossword puzzles. At her request there will be no services and she will be buried next to her husband in California.



Frank Ghiorso

Friday, September 24, 2010 3:00 AM 

On Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2010, Frank (Robert) Ghiorso left this world to join his wife Ruby in Heaven. He was born in San Francisco on March 28, 1928, to Frank Ghiorso and Bertha (Sturtevant) Turner. W



Frank Hughes

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 3:00 AM 

At his home in Joshua Tree, Frank Palmer Hughes transitioned following a 12-year illness under the care of his loving wife, Denise.  



Franklin, Margery Jean

Friday, September 24, 2010 2:00 AM 

Margery Jean Franklin 1921 - 2010 Resident of Castro Valley Margery passed away on the morning of 9/18/10 at Eden Hospital Castro Valley. She .....



Freda Harris Carbone

Born June 29, 1919 in New York City, New York, passed away September 22, 2010 in San Pedro, California. Freda is survived by her son, Gary Carbone and daughter, Joanie DeVault; 3 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Freda was a member of Daughters of Penelope and enjoyed the senior citizens group at St. Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church in Redondo Beach. She always had a joke to tell and will always be remembered for her sense of humor. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 1:30. Entombment will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park. Visitation will begin at 6:00pm followed by the Trisagion at 7:00pm at McNerney's Mortuary. Donations may be made in Freda's name to your favorite charity. Please sign the guest book at



Frederick Nacovitch

Frederick Nacovitch, age 76, a retired Trumbull Police Captain, died September 23, 2010. He lived most of his life in Trumbull. Born on October 8, 1933 in Bridgeport to the late Michael and Mary Pistey Nacovitch. Fred went to trade school and worked as a stone mason until joining the Trumbull Police Force in 1961. He worked his way up the ranks and in 1987 attained the rank of Captain of the Detective Bureau. Fred truly loved his job. Fred loved playing his guitar and harmonica and listening to all kinds of music, especially country. He had a green thumb and always had a large vegetable garden in his backyard. Fred was an avid Yankee fan. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, trailor camping, duckpin bowling, vacationing in Florida and tinkering in his workshop in his retirement years. He was also an animal lover. But Fred's greatest love was his family. He was fondly known a "Bepa" by his eight grandchildren. Survivors include his beloved wife of 56 years, Rosemarie Hungerford Nacovitch; his children Jeanmarie Falcone Montabana and her husband Gary of Trumbull; Fred Nacovitch and his wife Laura of Sumter, S.C. Tammy Kohalmi and her husband David of Milford, and Christine Orrico and her husband Ronald of Newtown; eight treasured grandchildren, Michael and Sarah Falcone, Jason and Ryan Nacovitch, Erica and Amanda Kohalmi and Cheryl and Steven Orrico; a brother John Nacovitch and his wife, Terry of Huntington; and many nieces and nephews. Fred's family would like to thank the wonderful nurses and staff at St. Vincent's Medical Center especially the nurses on 7 East and staff for their amazing compassion and care of our father through this very difficult time. Friends and family are invited to attend his funeral services on Monday at 9 a.m. at the Cyril F. Mullins Trumbull Funeral Home 399 White Plains Rd. and at 10 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church 190 Shelton Rd. Trumbull. Interment in St. John's Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. For online condolences please visit, In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Swim Across the Sound 2800 Main Street Bpt., CT 06606.



Fredrick Vasquez

Fredrick "Chris" Vasquez, 1954 - 2010, Fredrick "Chris" Vasquez was born on November 14, 1954 in Palo Alto, CA. He was the third of five children born to Jose and Erma Vasquez. As a small toddler Chris endured an extended bout of measles that resulted in speech and vision impairment, and affected his motor skills development. After the family relocation to Santa Maria, and led by the tenacity of his mother, Chris received cutting edge evaluation and testing that allowed him to overcome his disabilities and be mainstreamed into local grammar schools. Although Chris lagged academically, he amazed his friends with his fearless and loyal nature. He loved the outdoors, enjoyed biking, and was a competitive track and cross country runner during his high school years. He exhibited livestock as a member of the Future Farmers of America, and continued to raise and sell project lambs after high school graduation. He attended Allan Hancock College and served in the local chapter of the CA National Guard. He was always drawn to outside work activity and became self-employed as a landscape and lawn care specialist. He took pride in beautifying yards for clients all over the Santa Maria Valley and enjoyed chatting with clients as he carefully coiffed their yards to perfection. He particularly enjoyed long distance biking, and could often be seen training or riding in various cycling events on the Central Coast. One of his favorite ways to relax was camping with family and friends in the more remote campgrounds of the local forests and mountain areas., Chris loved to BBQ, and always looked forward to family get-togethers. While he loved to cook and eat, he was lovingly teased about his ability to consume twice as much as anyone else and still have room for a giant desert, all the while maintaining a slim and taunt physique! Chris' lasting legacy will be his loving and constant faith in God. Through all his ups and downs, Chris always proclaimed the Good Lord's greatness and was sure that God would provide. He attended mass at both St. Louis de Montfort and Saint Mary of the Assumption Catholic Churches, with his family and girlfriend Otilia. He was always ready to help others and cherished the opportunity for fellowship with parishioners., Chris is survived by his father Jose Vasquez; sister Cynthia Davison (Danny) and nephew Shawn; brother Greg Vasquez (Patti), nephew Rayne, and niece Claire; sister Maria Gonzales, nieces Jennifer (Patrick) Silva, and Alli; and brother Joseph Vasquez. He also leaves his loving soulmate Otilia Espinoza and her family, all of whom cherished the love and support that Otilia and Chris gave each other. Among his many aunts and uncles, Chris also leaves Alex and Rhonda Mendoza of Nipomo, both of whom provided love and support to Chris through the years. He was preceded in death by his dear mother Erminia Vasquez, and his cousin Jenny Mendoza., Dear Chris – Your sudden passing brings sadness and heartache to all of us, but we are strengthened by your true faith and belief in life everlasting. You remain a shining example of devotion to God and your spirit will inspire us always., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chris Vasquez Memorial Fund at Santa Barbara Bank and Trust., A Visitation will be held at 4:00pm on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 in the Chapel of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home followed by the Recitation of the Holy Rosary beginning at 6:00pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at St. Louis deMontfort Church with Rev. John Mayhew, C.J. officiating and Rev. Riz Carranza concelebrating. A Private interment will be held at a later date., Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory.



Fuller, Charles M.

Thursday, September 23, 2010 2:00 AM 

Charles M. Fuller Jr., 47, of Lodi, died Sept. 16. He was born July 23, 1963 in Stockton. Mr. Fuller enjoyed landscaping and helping others. ..... 




Tuesday, September 21, 2010 3:00 AM





STRESS, GREGORY TODD September 2, 1949 to August 19, 2010 Todd spent his last hours with his family and passed peacefully at his home in Little Italy, San Diego due to lung cancer. Todd was born in Norfolk, VA and raised in the San Diego neighborhood of Point Loma. Survived by his wife Silvia of San Francisco, first wife Helen Nerio of Mission Viejo, son Justin of Huntington Beach, daughter Darcie of Laguna Niguel, sisters Marianne Urban of Mount Vernon, VA and Michele of San Diego, brother Jeff of San Diego, his extended family and abundance of friends. Preceded in death by mother Marie, father Stan and brother Skip. At Point Loma High School, Todd was a two-way starter on the Pointers first CIF Championship football team under legendary Coach Bennie Edens in 1966. The Pointers defeated Helix High School 18-14 at Balboa Stadium. Todd was also the point guard on the Pointers basketball team. Upon graduation, Todd attended San Diego State University and University of San Diego Law School. At SDSU, Todd was Magna Cum Laude of the Business School's Economics Department and excelled for the Aztecs Rugby Club. At USD, Todd was Cum Laude for the Law School. Todd started his business career by becoming President and CEO of Western Employers in Orange County where he raised his family. After his first marriage, Todd remarried and moved to San Francisco with his second wife Silvia. In San Francisco, Todd was Vice President & Managing Attorney for Industrial Indemnity and also, General Counsel for Argonaut Insurance. Two years ago after retirement, Todd moved back to his beloved San Diego and settled in Little Italy. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 2, at 1 p.m. at Santa Clara Recreation Center in Mission Beach, San Diego. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, San Diego at 9:30 a.m. on October 2, all are welcome.



Gareld Jefferson Collins

Thursday, September 23, 2010 12:18 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Gayle Wendell Dunson

Wendell Dunson entered into rest on September 10, 2010 surrounded by his family. He was born to William Mack and Opal Helen Dunson on October 13, 1942 in Gideon, Mo. and was a 61 year resident of the Coachella Valley. He met his wife of 45 years, Wendy Dunson, in 1963 and they were married on March 6, 1964. They had two children, Wanda Dunson and Wynette Whitley-Kearns. Wendell graduated from Coachella Valley High School and enjoyed a long career at the Valley Sanitary District where he was main operator and purchasing agent. He was also a member of the Indio Police Department. In retirement, he enjoyed caring for his grandchildren, dropping them off for school and picking them up. He often said that it was his right as a grandpa to spoil them rotten and he did just that. He was known for his generosity, for caring for others, his humor, his temper, and his love of animals. He enjoyed ATV riding, camping, fishing, his animals, and helping others in need. He was a loving, devoted father, husband, grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend. His big heart and generous spirit will be missed beyond measure by all his loved ones. He was preceded in death by his beautiful wife, Wendy Dunson. He is survived by his daughters, Wanda Dunson and Wynette Whitley-Kearns (Daniel Kearns); and grand-children, Ruben Alzatti, Brianna Medina, Anthony Medina, Ashley Whitley, Dylan Whitley, and Liana Whitley; and a great grandson, Alex Beltran Jr. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Lynda and Harry Bevens; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Marlys Dunson; and sisters-in-law, Janice Speed, Diane (Chuck) Lyons, Dorothy Krieg, Mark Whitley; and several nieces and nephews and foster children. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Coachella Valley Cemetery at 11:00 AM on Saturday September 25, 2010.



Gene Johnson

Monday, September 20, 2010 3:00 AM 




Geneva Capaldo

Geneva Ray Capaldo Resident of Union City She was born on August 26, 1915 in Watauga County, NC. She passed peacefully at the Masonic Home on September 21, 2010. She is preceded by her husband, Michael Capaldo, her parents, Frank and Nellie Ray, and 2 sisters and 1 brother. She is survived by 2 nieces and 5 nephews. She was a prominent member of the San Jose Chapter No. 31 Order of the Eastern Star. She was also a member of The Church on the Hill. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 2 pm at Masonic Home of California, 34400 Mission Blvd, Union City, CA 94587.



Genevieve Marie Leapley

Genevieve Marie Leapley "Gen" October 22, 1921 - September 21, 2010 Visitation for Genevieve Marie Leapley "Gen" will be held at Basham Funeral Care (3312 Niles Street) on Sunday, September 26, 2010 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Mass will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Gen, the matriarch of our family passed peacefully and with dignity. Gen, a beloved wife to Elwood G. Leapley (Buss) for 64 years, dedicated her life to God. Her religious and family beliefs were always top priority. Her children, Helen Ann And Gary, were her pride and joy. She encouraged and supported all their activities and accomplishments as children into adulthood. Without conviction she fully participated in the raising of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren being known and loved as Nani. Feeding them breakfast before school and helping with homework after. Her love and support was seen and appreciated with her daily doings. Gen loved to travel with Buss and go to casinos. Daily she fed her turtles which she took great pride in. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters, the PTA, American Legion Auxiliary,, Legion Auxiliary, and DAV Auxiliary. A Real Estate Broker for 25 years and past president of the Faculty Wives. As a member of the Kern County Democratic Central Committee she won the Dorothy Donohue award. Today and forth we celebrate her life with us. Her amazing grace bestowed upon us. Always loved and forever missed. Gen is preceded in death by her grandson, Zachary James Horton; her brothers, Marc and Gerry; and her sisters, Joann and Delores. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, E.G. "Buss" Leapley; daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Michael Horton; son, Gary Leapley; grandchildren, Genevieve Lester and Tyler Horton; great grandchildren, Tristan, Theresa, Bradley and Johnathan; brother, Ron Chicoine; sister, Mary Donovan as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. For additional service information, please contact Basham Funeral Care at 873-8200. Basham Funeral Care



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 Pettygrove

George Pettygrove, 79, of Fairfield, passed away on Sept. 14, at home., He was born on Feb. 5, 1931, in Tonopah, Nev. He was Fairfield resident for 50 years., He served in United States Navy from 1950 to 194 and was a veteran of the Korean conflict. He was a medical corpsman and was transferred back to Mare Island Naval Hospital in 1953 where he met his wife, Joy Gleason. After his discharge, he entered San Francisco State and earned a bachelor of arts degree in biological science 1957 and earned his master of arts in education administration in 1961., He began his teaching career at Suisun Valley Elementary and spent 10 years in elementary, 10 years at secondary and 10 years in the District Office, his last job was director of finance. He retired in 1989 and including his consulting work with the district, he had over 42 years as a teacher and administrator., He served on the Fairfield City Council from 1991 to 2001 and was elected mayor from 1997 to 2001., He was a member of Fairfield-Suisun Rotary Club since 1960, was president from 1970 to 1971, had perfect attendance for 50 years and was a multiple Paul Harris Fellow. He just completed a two-year term on the Solano County grand jury. He was a member of F&AM, Suisun Lodge No. 55, Montezuma Shrine, VFW Post No. 2333, Elks Lodge and past Commodore of the Solano Yacht Club just to mention a few. He was a member of the Community United Methodist Church., He is survived by his daughter, Mary Pettygrove Flurey and son-in-law John Flurey; brother, John Neil Pettygrove of Arizona; and two grandchildren, Tyler and Brandon Flurey of Fairfield., A visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 24, from 5 to 9 p.m. with a Masonic Memorial Service at 7 p.m. at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, Fairfield. A funeral will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, at 11 a.m. at Community United Methodist Church, Fairfield. He will be buried next to his wife in the Suisun-Fairfield Cemetery., Memorial contributions are preferred to George Pettygrove Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Fairfield-Suisun Rotary Club, P.O. Box 477, Fairfield, 94533., Arrangements are by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 425-4697. Visit our memorial book at,



George W. Randall

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

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George Webb

George Webb, age 52 of Stratford, beloved husband of April (Herfel) Webb, entered eternal life Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at Griffin Hospital, Derby. George was born September 5, 1958 in Scranton, Pa., son of Ann Marie (Ligi) Webb of Stratford and the late George Webb. George was a graduate of Fordham University, and a graduate of Fairfield Prep where he excelled as both a defensive line backer and offensive guard on the football team, and was an all league selection in his senior year. He was a job coach for Employment Options, loved to read, and enjoyed board games, especially games of strategy. He loved art and architecture and was an avid New York Giant fan. Survivors in addition to his mother and wife, include his two sons, Brian and James Webb; his brother, Gerald Webb; a nephew and a niece, Matthew and Katherine Webb; and several cousins. Friends are invited to visit with the family on Saturday afternoon, September 25, 2010 from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. in the William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main Street, Stratford. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Peace Church, Stratford Road, Stratford. Donations in his memory may be made to either the, , 372 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897 or The Our Lady of Peace Sanctuary Fund, 230 Park Boulevard, Stratford, CT 06615.



George Wesley Cavnar

Monday, September 20, 2010 12:41 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Gerald Grant Johnson

Died in Healdsburg, California on September 16, 2010 after a long courageous battle with MDS (myelodisplastic syndrome). Born in Idaho Falls, ID, on October 31, 1932 and reared in Oakland, CA., Jerry served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He and his wife, Marion Zimmerman Johnson, met at Santa Rosa Junior College in 1953, and they were married in September of 1954. They had just celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary. Jerry was the adored father of Barri Johnson Lehtola of Petaluma and Martin G. Johnson of Alameda, and he was the beloved grandfather of Nicole and Jon Lehtola and Blake and Sydney Johnson. Jerry graduated from University of California-Berkeley with a B.S. degree, earned a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering from, and an MBA from Santa Clara University. He began his career working in aerospace for Boeing and Lockheed. Then he shifted his career to power plants and worked for Bechtel, Gibbs & Hill, Dravo and Calpine, for whom he designed power plants, including the NCPA power plant at The Geysers. Jerry is also survived by his brothers Robert F. Johnson (Patti) and Donald R. Johnson (Dolores), both of Placerville, and his sisters, Wanda K. Johnson, of Placerville, and Judy Johnson Hermosa, of Turlock; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jerry was a good, kind man and a terrific father with a wonderful sense of humor. He could repair and build anything. He loved Dixieland jazz, but other than his family, the real love of his life was sailing. He owned a sailboat and raced and sailed San Francisco Bay for over 50 years. He went down with all flags flying. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends. Donations may be made in Jerry's name to Roots of Motive Power in Willets, CA., where he enjoyed many hours of volunteer work. He also volunteered at the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association on the Hyde Street Pier in San Francisco and he was a member of the Santa Clara County Buddy Program for many years. At his request, no funeral services will be held.



Geraldine Heinze

Longtime Hanford resident Geraldine Heinze, died unexpectedly on Saturday, September 18th., Geraldine was born in 1927 in Greeley, CO, and moved to Fresno as a child. She worked for the state in Labor Law Enforcement for many years before owning Maccagno's Bakery in Hanford with her husband Lawrence Heinze. Upon retiring she has been involved with the Soroptomists, active in the hospital Auxiliary, The Kings Art Center, The Red Hats and the St. Vincent de Paul Society., Geraldine was loved dearly by her family and is survived by her husband of 63 years, Lawrence; her two daughters, Kathy Wolf of Orinda, CA and Laurie Mora of Hamilton, MT; 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and her brother Kenneth Kaberline of Cayucos, Ca., Donations in her name may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank in Hanford or the Kings Art Center., Services will be on Thursday, Sept. 23 with the Recitation of the Rosary at 6:30 p.m. at Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Service. Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24, at St. Brigid Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Peters Cemetery at a later date., Arrangements are under the direction of Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Services Chapel in Hanford.



Geraldine Stoltz

GERALDINE STOLTZ, 87, of Santa Maria, passed away September 23, 2010. Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory 



Gilbert Ortega

Gilbert Isaac Ortega, "Gibby", Resident of San Jose, Sept. 29, 1955-Sept. 3, 2010, Gibby Passed away September 3, 2010 in French Camp, California., He was a very loving person a friend to all and looked great wearing his cowboy boots!, Gibby survived by his wife Lisa, sister Theresa Pate (Peanut), children Tiffany, Mylea, Destiny, Jaylene, Devon and step daughters Tamaya, Tessa. Deceased parents Gilbert and Julia Ortega, Sister Connie., Memorial Services, Wednesday, September 29th at 3:00, Lima Family Erickson Memorial Chapel 710 Willow Street, San Jose, CA. A Celebration of Life immediately following.



Glenda Smith

Saturday, September 25, 2010 3:00 AM 

Glenda Gail Smith, 53, of Victor, died Sept. 23. She was born July 9, 1957 in Sacramento. 



Gloria Nellis

Gloria (Thilgen) Nellis Gloria was born on October 31, 1931 in Pittsburg, California, the daughter of Adelchi and Nellie Mazzarola. She passed into her new life on September 19, 2010. Obvious to all, she was born to give the great love and caring that she so generously gave to her family, friends, and many others. The world is so much smaller and very much less loving without her. Gloria is survived by the greatest recipients of her life -- her husband David Nellis, her sister El Benetti (John) of Grass Valley, and her children Therese Gardner (Gary) of San Jose, Maria Hildebrand (John) of Sausalito, and Jeff Thilgen (Kathy) of Boise, Idaho; and step-children Paul Nellis (Joanie) of Gilroy, Evelyn Peirson (Nate) of San Diego; and daughters-in-law Colleen Thilgen of Oakland and Debbie Nellis of Rancho Murieta. She is predeceased by her son Richard Thilgen and step-son Kenneth Nellis. She loved and adored her grandchildren -- J.R. Hildebrand, Tim and Michael Gardner, Luke Thilgen; and Mia, Jack, and Will Thilgen; and her step-grandchildren: Andrea Pavlick, Valerie Pennino, Christopher Nellis, Taran and Brenna Peirson; and Andrew and Peyton Nellis; and nine great grandchildren. Gloria grew up Pittsburg, California and graduated Pittsburg Senior High School with the class of 1948. She was later married to Donald Thilgen (deceased). She graduated from Armstrong College, and over the years worked as a surgical technician at Letterman Army Hospital, UCSF Medical Center, and retired in 1992 from Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in South San Francisco where she served as operating room materials manager. She and her husband Dave shared deep love, and thoroughly enjoyed life together - family, friends, travel, and a common faith in Christ. Gloria was a faithful member of St. Brendan Roman Catholic Church in San Francisco, and served there as a Eucharistic minister and lector. Her funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 25 at St. Brendan parish church, 29 Rockaway Avenue (off Portola) in San Francisco. Viewing will be 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., before the mass. For those intending to send flowers, Gloria's family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in Gloria's name, to St. Anthony Foundation [dining room] at 150 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102.



Goehring, Mavis Beryl (Martin)

Thursday, September 23, 2010 2:00 AM 

Mavis Beryl Goehring, 84, of Lodi, died September 21, 2010, at Arbor Nursing Center following kidney failure. She was born to Emil and Emma .....



Green, Rachael

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Gregory Harold Bullis

Gregory Harold Bullis, 50, died, along with his mother and his son, in the fire that followed the explosion Sept. 9, 2010, of a natural-gas line in San Bruno, Calif. He was a nurse, a former Marine corpsman, the husband of Sue and the father of Janine, 24, and William, 17.



Gudrun Grell

For Gugrun Grell, breath has ceased, but her life remains as an enrichment to those who knew her and those who did not through her many generous endowments. Born in Denmark in 1907, her mother, the famous opera singer of the Royal Danish Opera, Margarethe Boeck Lendrop and father, Dr. Otto Lendrop, Gundrun became an actress in Copenhagen. Traveling to Paris to pursue her theatrical career, she met and fell in love with Guidvad "John" Grell. World War II kept them apart for 10 years with no exchange of letters until the War ended. One telephone call from Sweden to Paris brought happiness and marriage. Gundrun left her family and country to live in Paris, New York and Martha''s Vineyard, Mass., with John. She traded the property on the Island for sunny California and moved to Halcyon in San Luis Obispo County. From theatrics to farming was quite a step, but her favorite saying was, "Life is full of a number of things, all interesting if we lend them our mind and energy." Gudrun was "Mama" in "I Remember Mama" at the Pasadena Playhouse Theater in the 1950s. Many of you will remember her as the "Christmas Tree Lady," and the "New Zealand Spinach Lady." She was proud to have used the term "organic" long before it became a household word. She planted, tended and later sold avacados at the San Luis Obispo Farmer''s Market. Gudrun was adventurous and traveled worldwide. She was an author and linguist, and wrote books and theater plays in four languages about love and travels. She was the lady philanthropist who gave priceless paintings the the Clark Center. The Grell Salon, named after her, holds these paintings. She also gave the property in Oceano, for the thriving Co-House Community. A memorial service for this marvelous lady will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at the University Center, 3171 Temple in Halcyon - Bring your memories and stories to share. Gudrun, you are missed.



Harold George Hallett

Harold George Hallett, an extraordinary husband, father and man, passed away peacefully on September 22, 2010, and took his rightful place in Heaven with all the other heroes from America's Greatest Generation. Born on July 15, 1920, Hal survived the Great Depression and began weaving a life of service to God, America, family and friends. Called to serve his country in



Hassan, Joseph

Saturday, September 25, 2010 2:00 AM 

In Loving Memory of Joseph Hassan May 2, 1983 - Sept. 25, 2007 It's been 3 years and you are not forgotton Joseph, nor .....



Haze, Rosemary Katherine (Matoza-Vieira)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 2:00 AM 

Age 85, passed away at Delta Rehab & Care Center in Lodi. Rosemary was born in Turlock, California to Beverly Vieira & Rose Matoza-Vieira. .....



Heinz H. Gmelin

Heinz H. Gmelin, 2/10/1925- 9/15/2010, Heinz H. Gmelin, an Auburn resident of 25 years, passed away on September 15, 2010., Heinz was born in Mannheim, Germany on February 10, 1925. He was best known for his career spanning 26 years, with Hyatt Hotels, as Executive Chef. Heinz was an avid soccer fan, loved nature and returned often to his beautiful hometown in the Black Forest area of Germany. He had a passion for anything related to the International Culinary world and created many wonderful recipes professionally, and for his family and friends., He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elfriede Gmelin of Auburn, Calif., his son, Guenter Gmelin of Sebastopol, Calif., his granddaughter, Geraldine Nardi and her two daughters, Erika and April of North Carolina., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association of Sacramento.



Henry McCain

Henry E. McCain Was born March 30, 1921 and died peacefully September 19, 2010, with family present. Henry was a, veteran of the navel war in the pacific, and will be buried with military honors at the San Francisco National Cemetery (Presidio), next to his wife of 61 years, Dorothy McCain. Henry was a member of Plumbers Union Local # 38, San Francisco. Henry is survived by two daughters, Christine Tolbert of Littleton, Colorado and Kathleen Quinley of Suisun City, California, his 8 grandchildren who loved him dearly and 15 great grandchildren. A memorial Service to honor his life and service will be held on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 10:30 AM at Bryan Braker Funeral Home 1850 W. Texas St. Fairfield, CA. 707-425-4697.



Herb Richards

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Herbert C. Rafetto III

Herbert C. Rafetto III, 58, passed away suddenly on September 9, 2010. A 16-year resident of Palm Springs, he was known extensively throughout the community, and his passing was a shock to us all. Herb was born July 25, 1952 in Lowell, Mass., the son of Herbert C. Jr. and Jean E. Rafetto. A 1970 graduate of Kittanning Senior High School, he received his BS from the University of Denver in Hotel Restaurant Management in 1974. Herb then went on to a 25-year career for the Hyatt Hotel Organization, culminating in General Manager positions at both the Hyatt Hotel in Carmel, and our own Hyatt Hotel in downtown Palm Springs. During that time, Herb built relationships that have lasted through the years. He was President of the Palm Springs Tourism Board from 1992-1995 and a board member of the Chamber of Commerce (1992-1996). As a leader in the Hotel Industry he frequently spoke at City Council meetings representing the Palm Springs Hospitality Industry. Whether a room attendant, City Council Member, or a General Manager, it was easy to appreciate and remember Herb's easy manner and charm, and the warm attention he paid to the people in his life. After his career in Hotel Management, Herb applied his talents to Retail Management, leading two upscale clothing outlets to record sales; and then he focused on vacation sales, where he was awarded four top sales honors. Just a few years ago he was lucky enough to meet Susan, and for the last nine years she made him perhaps as happy as he had ever been. No one knows better than she the passion Herb always held for music. Although he had a wide range of taste, he was, in his heart, an avid Dead Head and had an encyclopedic knowledge of the Grateful Dead's music. Any visit to his home included personal sing-a-longs to their greatest hits. Finally, though, his dream was to perform; and he set out on that journey with a banjo, a good friend, Dan Regeimbal. His dream came true when they performed at a major hotel weeks before his death, and once again around a campfire with friends the night before he left us. For him, if he had to leave, the timing couldn't have been better, for those of us who knew and loved him, there could never be a good time for him to leave. He will be missed immensely. Knowing Herb, though, he is probably somewhere playing his banjo with Jerry Garcia, sipping on a single-malt, and laughing-it's certain that he is laughing. Herbert C. Rafetto III is survived by his wife, Susan; his daughter, Natalie, whom he loved dearly; his step-son, Brandon; his parents; his sisters, Sue Morgan, Marti Kubatko, and Judy Jack; numerous nieces and nephews; his friends too numerous to mention; and his dog, Jerry. A memorial gathering will be held in October with close friends where, according to his wishes, they can all tell funny stories about Herb. "Ramble on Herbie, settle down easy"



Hersel C. (Whitey) Bare

Born in Ellensburg, Wash. on May 12, 19__ and passed away on Sept 15, 2010 in Eureka, California. Whitey moved to California in 1951 with 1st wife Donna, son Gary, later Sandy his daughter was born.Whitey worked at Arcata Plywood for 24 years working with Merle Haggard. Whitey took a different career move when he started bartending at The Mad Hatter. In 1977 he started working at The Schooner and bought it July 1, 1980. Whitey worked hard and passed on a lot of good memories to a lot of people. His most memorable time was in Sept 1998 when Kid Rock performed at The Schooner. Whitey is preceded in death by his parents Claude and Elvira, brothers Clarence, Max, Mill, Doc; sisters Gladys and Elvira, Hazel and son Gary (Butch). Whitey is survived by his girlfriend of 34 years Bonnie Machado of Eureka, brother Glen in Ellensburg, daughter Sandy Bare Ritchey and husband Andy of Sacramento, sons wife Debbie of Rio Dell, Granddaughters Asheena and Michael Archambault of Sacramento, Shayla and Kyle Murchie of North Dakota, Grandson Benjamin of Sacramento. Whitey was especially proud of his grandson Benjamin who hopefully will be a great pitcher for the San Francisco Giants. Whitey is survived by nephews and nieces too many to mention by name. Whitey touched may lives both good and bad. He will be remembered for his great pool games and all the fun times in Reno. A memorial service will be held at The Schooner on Oct 2 at 6pm. Please sign the online guestbook at



Hing, Susan Tom

Friday, September 24, 2010 2:00 AM 

Susan Tom Hing A Resident of Fremont, CA Susan Hing passed away on April 22, 2010. Her husband, Alfred Hing, predeceased her in December ..... 



Hollis Logue Jr.

Hollis Logue Jr., 90, died of heart failure Sept. 20, 2010, in San Jose, Calif., while watching the 49ers game on television. He was an architect best known for his 1965 Terminal C at the San Jose airport.



Holmes, Dora

Saturday, September 25, 2010 2:00 AM 

Dora Holmes Feb. 15, 1915 - Sept.17, 2010 Resident of Oakland Our beloved Dora Holmes of Oakland, CA passed away Sept. 17, 2010. She .....



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 ..... 



Ione Severson

Passed away in Santa Rosa, California on Friday, September 17, 2010 at the age of 90. A native of Colfax, Wisconsin, she was a resident of Sonoma County for the past 30 years. Ione is lovingly survived by her niece Karen Boyle (Richard) of Washington; several other nieces and nephews and a host of loving friends. A veteran of the US Air Force, Ione entered the service in September of 1942 as a WAC, the Air Force then being under the Army. In February of 1943, she completed Officers Candidate School and was then sent by the service to Purdue University to complete a course in WAC Personnel Administration. He military career spanned 27 years, and she saw service overseas for four of those years. For all of her career, she served as both a Personnel Staff Officer, and the officer in charge of numerous career assistance and counseling programs offered by the Air Force. She retired in November of 1969, having served during, , the, and part of the Viet Nam war with the rank of Major. She was a supporter of women and had a great interest in The National Women's History Project. An animal lover, she supported the Sonoma County Humane Society. No formal services are planned at this time. Private interment will be with other family members in Colfax, Wisconsin. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to The National Women's History Project, 3440 Airway Drive, Ste. F, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 or the Sonoma County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1296, Santa Rosa, CA 95402. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES (707) 525-3730



Ishida, Sachiko "Sue" (Arata)

Thursday, September 23, 2010 2:00 AM 

Sachiko Arata was born at Bacon Island, CA, the second of five children of Ichisuke and Shitsu Arata. She graduated from Stockton High School in .....




BEAVER, JAMES M. May 11, 1969 to Sept. 6, 2010 Survived by loving dog Rowdy, father Bob, stepmom Bev, brothers Bob, Dave (Pat), George, sister Leann, dear friends Argie, Joe, Sasha, Jason, Joan, Bill, Judy, and Richard. 




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October 6, 1915 - September 19, 2010 John C. Dye, a resident of Atwater for 20 years, passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2010 at Mercy Medical Center in Merced, California at the age of 94. He was born to the late John Henry and Lela Jane (Jenkins) Dye in Vardaman, Mississippi. John enjoyed a full life, he was a graduate of Vardaman Mississippi High School. He served his Country proudly by enlisting as a CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) and later received an honorable discharge after 20 years of service in the United States Navy and rating as an Aviaton Machinist Mate and ranking Chief E7 and he also served 10 years in fleet reserve. John was a member of the Masonic Lodge in San Jose, CA. He worked in the plumbing and construction business for 10 years. John is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Mrs. Ruth Dye, his daughter Linda Kohn and her husband Jerry, his granddaughter Julie Goodman and her husband Jeff, his grandson Christopher Kohn, his great-granddaughter Emily Goodman and his great-grandson Ethan Goodman. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the organization of your choice in his name. Funeral services will be private. All funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home-901 West Main Street-Merced, CA or you may call us at 1-209-722-6201.



Jack C. Giles

Jack C. Giles, Jack C. Giles, 81, of Santa Maria, passed away September 19, 2010. Cremation was requested with a private interment at Dudley-Hoffman Memorial Gardens., He was born on November 26, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois to Claude and Helen Giles. Mr. Giles grew up in Burlingame, CA and graduated from the University of the Pacific. He spent four years in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Was. Jack retired from the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service - Hollywood after 30 years of federal service as the Chief of the Radio Division., Also active in the sports world, Jack coached basketball for 34 years, including: 15 years at high schools, 5 years at junior colleges and 10 years with the Special Olympics of Santa Maria., He was preceded in death by his wife Joan in 2009 and his brother Thomas in 1987., Survivors include his daughter Pamela Bealer and her husband Steven of Santa Barbara; son-in-law Jay Hieatt of Grover Beach; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.



Jackie Robertson

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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 Edmund (Jim) McBride

Jim McBride, 68, of Carmichael, passed away on Aug. 11, at his home in Carmichael, Calif., due to complications following heart surgery., He was born on Jan. 6, 1942, in Sacramento., Jim was a graduate of Vacaville High School. After high school, he joined the Air Force and was stationed in Fort Dix, N.J., where his two children were born. He trained in electrical engineering. After the Air Force, he returned to Vacaville. He worked for Pacific Bell as an engineering manager until his retirement., Jim had many interests and hobbies such as abalone diving, spear fishing and camping along the Mendocino coast. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed making jams and salsas from the fruits and vegetables grown in his home orchard and garden. Jim was a car enthusiast; buying and selling a vast array of cars over the years., Jim is survived by his life partner, Diana Deckelman, of Carmichael; daughter, Kami McBride Conyers (Michael), of Davis; son, Warren McBride (Darlene), of Pleasant Hill; sister, Sally Humphrey; brother, Tom McBride; and three grandchildren, Caitlin, Keith and Gabriel., He was preceded in death by his parents, John and June McBride, of Vacaville., A memorial service and reception will be held at the Mendes Ranch in Vacaville beginning at noon on Saturday, Sept. 25. Please call (925) 363-4959 for more information.,



James Eggleston "Jim" Cameron

Jim Cameron, beloved family patriarch, passed away surrounded by family Friday, September 3rd in Healdsburg, California at age 85. Universally respected for his keen mind, honesty and quick wit, he was a mentor to many. He will be greatly missed by his many friends and family, both here and abroad. He was born Christmas Eve 1924 to the late Florence Eggleston Cameron and John A. Cameron in Palo Alto, California. After graduating from Sequoia Union High School, Jim entered the Navy at age 17 to serve in the Pacific during, . He attended UC Berkeley with V12 and graduated from San Jose State with a Bachelors Degree in 1947. Completing his post- graduate work at Santa Clara University, he subsequently passed and was awarded his CPA certificate in 1952. He met his loving wife of 61 years, Gloria Lewis, in Gilroy, California. With her support, Jim had a successful career in the U.S. steel and international defense industries. He held Top Secret security clearance and managed projects around the world in many countries including Turkey, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, S. Korea, Luxembourg and Germany. He lived abroad in Switzerland and traveled extensively throughout his career. He was the CFO and on the board of directors of Pinole Point Steel, Marwais Steel of Larkspur and Marwais International headquartered in Luxembourg. In 1989 Jim and Gloria retired to Healdsburg, California where he enjoyed caring for their property and continued to travel the world. Particularly fond of cruising, Jim enjoyed planning and going on cruises throughout his battle with prostate cancer. He was an avid supporter of the Healdsburg Museum and Historical Society. Preceded in death by his brother John A. Cameron and sister Janet Gelatt. He is survived by his loving wife Gloria, three daughters, six grandsons and one granddaughter. They are: Daughter Cristi and husband Tim Mann, their three sons Erin Timothy Cameron Mann, Brett James Cameron Mann, all of Tracy and Scott Michael Cameron Mann of Healdsburg; Daughter Joy and husband Patrick McGannon, her sons John Cameron Lago and Jason Cameron Lago, of Santa Rosa; Daughter Kimberly, her son Cameron and daughter Mackenzie, of Newport Beach, California. No services will be held. Memorial Contributions may be made to the, or the Healdsburg Museum and Historical Society.



James Junior Plank

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James Maclise

Friday, September 24, 2010 3:00 AM 

James R. Maclise, 74, of Lodi, died Sept. 17. He was born Dec. 14, 1935 in Newark, N.J. 



James Michael Strait

JAMES MICHAEL STRAIT AUG 31, 1977 - SEP 21, 2010 Jimmy passed away unexpectedly at the age of 33 on Sept. 21, 2010. He was born to Robert Strait and Marilyn Ontko on Aug. 31, 1977 in Modesto, CA. To everyone that knew Jimmy, friends and family are missing his laughter, his sense of humor, and the way he touched everyone's heart. Jimmy enjoyed many sports, such as deer hunting with his dad, fishing with his Uncle John, football with his mom, basketball and baseball with his grandma. Jimmy joined the Nevada Air Guard in 1996. During his service to his country he served in Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia, but the most memorable was the time he served in Honduras, when he and his squadron were able to establish electricity and running water for the orphanage. Jimmy is survived by his parents, Robert (Rosemary) Strait, Marilyn (Matthew) Ontko; grandmother, Marie Stracener; brother, Joe (Elysia) Ontko; sister, Tara Ontko; uncle, John Strait; aunts, Linda Morgan, Frankie Bates; and cousins, Tammy Hott, Michael Strait, Michael (Janet) Goodnight and Aaron, Brandon and Michelle. Jimmy has been blessed with so many more relatives and countless friends. Jimmy was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bud Stracener, Ray and Pearle Brown. There will be a viewing on Monday, Sept. 27th from 5-8pm at Franklin & Downs, 1050 McHenry Ave., Modesto, CA. Services will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 28th at 1:00pm at Grace Community Christian Church, 3754 E. Service Rd. in Ceres, CA. Celebration of life immediately following the service at his cousins, Michael and Janet Goodnight's home in Turlock. Driving directions will be given following the service.



James Red Loakes

Dubbed "The Little Colonel" by Minnie Pearl Jeffrey Ford, son of the late entertainer Tennessee Ernie Ford, announced today the passing of Ford's lifelong manager, confidante, and closest friend, James "Red" Loakes, who died Saturday, September 4, 2010 after a long illness. Loakes was born October 25, 1929 in Los Angeles, Calif., the oldest son of Margaret and Adelbert Loakes. From the earliest days of his youth, he was taught the value of an uncompromising work ethic; a trait that would define him throughout his life. Enamored by vaudeville and show business from his earliest memories, Loakes began his career behind the scenes at twelve years old, as the Pony Ride Coordinator at Lucas KiddieLand in West Covina, an early precursor of Disneyland. Within weeks of enrolling as a freshman at El Monte High School, he became the school's youngest stage manager, handling backstage duties for every production and function held at the school during his four years there, from 1943 to 1947. In 1947, that same skill and reputation landed him the position of stage manager at the El Monte Legion Auditorium, where he began handling the production duties for Thursday night boxing and wrestling matches. The following year, when bandleader and radio star Cliffie Stone booked the Auditorium for his 'Hometown Jamboree' Saturday night dances, he was told to talk to Red Loakes. That meeting set the stage for one of the greatest partnerships in show business - Stone's newest act was a singer from Tennessee who would go on to become one of the world's most celebrated entertainers - he went by the stage name of Tennessee Ernie Ford. "Cliffie, Jim and Dad were inseparable for nearly half a century," Ford's son, Buck said. "Saying Jim was Dad's manager doesn't come close to the place he held in his career, his life, and our family's life. He was Dad's best friend, his most loyal friend, and that friendship bound them together beyond what any one word description could convey." It was a friendship and partnership that would take Loakes from the wings of the El Monte Auditorium to the studios of NBC and Capitol Records, to the great performance halls of the world, and to the inner circle of Presidents; a half century career that was nothing short of legendary. In the early nineties, Loakes moved to Palm Springs, where he spent the last years of his life, managing Ford's extensive music publishing catalog, and other interests, including producing the cooking classes at the Cary Grant estate for famed Chef-Without-Borders Andrew Copley, at the Four Star restaurant, Copley's On Palm Canyon. A veteran of the United States



James Robertson

James "Jim" Robertson, 81, passed away peacefully in his sleep Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010. Born in Providence, R.I., he was the son of Robert and Hattie Robertson. Jim joined the U.S., in 1951 and was stationed at Camp Roberts in California. It was at a USO dance in Paso Robles that he met the love of his life, Frances "Frankie" Robertson. They made Paso Robles their home, where they raised their six children. Jim was honorably discharged from the Army in 1956. Jim worked for Pacific Gas and Electric Company as a meter reader, until he retired in 1989. He enjoyed coaching little league baseball, and along with many others, was instrumental in starting the Youth Tackle Football League in Paso Robles. Jim wanted a family of nine boys so he could have his own baseball team, but settled at six children when Frankie delivered him four girls and two boys. He coached little league baseball teams for many years and played men''s fast pitch and slow pitch softball. Jim was an avid Boston Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins fan. He was a Boy Scout Troop Leader and active in the Paso Robles, for many years. Jim is survived by his children, Harold Robertson (Linda) of Pozo, James "Jimbo" Robertson (Michelle) of North Plainfield, N.J., Nancy Parcells (Alfred Jr.) of Middlesex, N.J., Cathy David (Steve) of Atascadero, Theresa Robertson of Paso Robles and Jean Graziano of Simi Valley, Calif.; sister, Ruth Winters of Greenville, R.I.; grandchildren Alfred Parcells (Denise), Spencer Parcells (Colleen), Quenton Robertson, Hattie Koker (Kelly), Lauren Graziano, Kyle Graziano and Carly Robertson; and great-grandchildren Isabel Parcells and Thomas James Parcells. A service will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at St. James Episcopal Church, 1335 Oak St. in Paso Robles. A gathering for family and friends will be held immediately following the service at the Parish Hall. A private family burial will be held at the Paso Robles District Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Jim''s wife Frances Robertson, to Hospice Partners of the Central Coast, 277 South St. Ste. R, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. Kuehl-Nicolay Funerals 238-4383 Paso Robles



Jane Goldwater Fedalen

Dec. 17, 1928 - Sept. 22, 2010 Third generation native from a pioneer Los Angeles family, Jane married Chuck Fedalen in 1951 and was about to celebrate their 60th anniversary. Her sister, Nan Krasne, and brother, Lloyd Goldwater, were at her side. Sons Jim and Chip married Sheri and Helen and brought Jane six wonderful grand-children, Cindy (Mrs. Daniel Lengeman), Mike (Desiree), Steven, Kjerstin, Monika and Marika. Family was sacred to Jane and it showed in all the love of her children and grandchildren. You will be missed and remembered with love. Services will be 10:00 AM, Sunday, September 26, 2010 at Mt. Sinai - Hollywood Hills, CA (800) 600-0076.



Janet "Jan" (Norris) Tamba

Passed away peacefully in Sebastopol after a long battle with heart disease on September 16, 2010. Dearly beloved wife of Dan for 38 years; loving mother of Ryan (Robin), Matthew (Noelle), and Craig (Kerstin) Tamba all of Santa Rosa; loving daughter of Connie Norris and the late George Norris; adored grandmother of Caleb, Mackynzie and Hailey; dear sister of Joan Norris; and daughter in law of Peggy Tamba. Born in Woodbridge Suffolk, England and a lifelong resident of Santa Rosa, age 57 years. Many lives have been touched during the life of this very special woman. She was a friend to all and a mom to many. She and her sister Joni Norris grew up in Santa Rosa and were very active in the International Order of the Rainbow Girls. Jan worked in the children's department at Mervyn's for many years and later for the Exchange bank. She was very supportive of her boys, whether it was Boy Scouts, or baseball at Rincon Valley Little League, and was an avid soccer mom. She could always be seen on the sidelines of any game her boys or grandchildren were playing in. Her cheers of encouragement from the crowd will be missed. She enjoyed sewing, and crafting, but what she really loved was spending time with family. She will be greatly missed. Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of her Life at a drop in gathering on October 3, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa. If desired donations in her memory may be made to the, , 1400 N. Dutton Ave #20, Santa Rosa, CA 95401. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 525-3730



Janet Dearborn

JANET DEARBORN, 84, of Atascadero, passed away September 23, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of the Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.



Janet Lee (Paolucci) Keller

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Janet Mitchell

Janet Mitchell Resident of San Jose Sept. 22, 1950-Sept.16, 2010 Janet passed away suddenly after a short illness. Born in Bradford, England. Janet came to the US with her family at age 7. She graduated from Peterson High School in 1968. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, daughter, grandmother, and friend. She will be dearly missed by all. Survived by her husband Douglas, son David (Sally), daughter Annie Miller (Scott), mother Mary Whitehead, sister Jennie Brick (Jim), grandchildren: Tysen, Kasey, Brian, and many nieces and nephews. She loved to travel, visit family, photography, and knitting beautiful baby blankets. The Mitchell family will be hosting an open house celebration of Janet's life at the Mitchell House on October 2, 2010 from 1-4 pm.



Jay McGee

Musician & Local Physician, Dr. Jay McGee, 1931 - 2010, Dr. Jay McGee, a lifetime musician and physician for the Folsom and Sacramento areas, passed away on Tuesday August 3, 2010 at the age of 79., Born in 1931, Jay was raised in Tulare County, California by his parents, a grocery store owner and grade school teacher., As a young teenager Jay began playing clarinet and quickly found his lifelong passion for music. Over the years Jay developed the ability to play by ear and became known as an accomplished jazz pianist. He additionally had the ability to play most any reed instrument; a skill which came in handy throughout his life., Jay's early college years were spent studying music at the University of the Pacific. Upon graduation he joined the Navy Jazz Band and toured for four years. After the Navy, Jay returned to school to study medicine at, where he met his wife, physician Lorraine McGee. They subsequently practiced in Fort Bragg and Arcata California where they had their children., Jay focused on family practice and later emergency medicine before moving the family to Loomis, California in 1976., Jay continued to play music on a daily basis for his family, and on weekends with groups of friends for neighborhood parties. He also occasionally played for local school productions such as 'Hello Dolly', and 'Annie Get Your Gun' at the Music Circus in Sacramento., While living in Loomis, Jay established a medical practice in Folsom, California, and played a major role in running the house as his wife began a grueling medical residency program. After many years in his own practice, he joined FHP as a resident physician until he decided to work fewer hours, moving part time to a public medical clinic in Sacramento., Jay and Lorraine retired in 1997, then promptly sold their house and purchased a motor home. They spent the next few years driving around the USA and Canada and also traveling to over 40 countries on all 7 continents, attending jazz festivals, visiting friends and family, and exploring new intriguing cultures., Done with living on the road, Jay and Lorraine next moved to an active senior community in Rio Vista, California. Jay immediately placed an ad looking for musicians of all skill levels, and formed the 'Trilogy Jazz Band'. This not only helped Rio Vista have access to great music, but many senior residents rekindled their interest in instruments they used to play, or picked up new ones. The Trilogy Jazz Band today numbers some 60 members and continues to perform in the Rio Vista area., When Lorraine had a stroke in 2007, the couple moved to Moss Beach, California to live in a home-style environment near their eldest son and grand children; she passed away in early 2008. In this same home environment, surrounded by family, on August 3, 2010 Jay passed away during the night. Family and close friends held a memorial for Jay on August 7, 2010., Jay was known for his musical skills, his compassion as a doctor, parent and friend, his laugh and big 'Jay hugs'., He leaves behind 5 children Ian, Heather; Sean; Kyle; & Lisa, six grandchildren Patrick; Amanda; Stevie; Chad; Tyler; Nick; and three great grandchildren Quinton; Isaac; and Miles.



Jean Campbell

JEAN MARILYN GATEWOOD CAMPBELL Passed away Sept. 18, 2010 in Riverside, CA at the age of 83 years. She is survived by her loving son, Mark Gatewood. ARRANGEMENTS Entrusted To The Care Of: Riverside, CA. (951) 785-4071 



Jean Ernst

12/29/19 - 9/22/10 Jean Ellen Ernst passed away on September 22, 2010. Jean was born in New Ulm, Minnesota on December 29, 1919. She attended Macalester College and received her degree in Medical Technology. She moved to San Diego, Calif. in 1943 where she worked at Seaside Memorial Hospital and later at the Long Beach City Health Department. She married Clyde Ernst (deceased) and moved to Palm Desert, Calif. in 1963. Jean was active in Girl Scouts, Parent's Club, Palm Desert Historical Society, AAUW and National Charity League. The first year the local Soroptimist Club presented a "Women of Achievement" award, Jean was honored for her community involvement. She held various offices in the Unitarian Church of the Desert and was President of the Corsican Villas Homeowners Association for ten years. Jean is survived by her daughter Donna Ernst and son-in-law Mark Pachacki, grand-daughters Jennifer Slawson and Christina Slawson. In addition, she leaves behind a multitude of friends and family, which she kept in contact with over the years. Thank you to Palm Desert Senior Living for all the love and attention they gave Jean in her last months. A Celebration of her life will be at the Unitarian Church of the Desert in Rancho Mirage on October 22, 2010 at 3:00pm.



Jerry Don Hamlin

Jerry Don Hamlin 1941 - 2010 Jerry Don Hamlin, 69, passed away Thursday, September 23, 2010 after he suffered his second heart attack. Jerry was born on March 27, 1941 to Nona and Haul Hamlin in Bakersfield, CA. He grew up in Shafter, CA until he was 17 when he bravely enlisted in the, . On December 26, 1965 he married Nancy Hankins. He was employed at Shell Oil Company where he retired after many years of hard work and determination. After retirement, Jerry, enjoyed relaxing at home where he spent time with his family and of course his dogs. He was very loved by his family and friends. He will be deeply missed. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughter, Tracy Finch and husband Mike; sisters, Norma White and Brenda Parsons; brother, Bob Hamlin; and many nephews and nieces; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Doyle Gallagher; nephew, Ray Gallagher; and childhood friend, Bob Harvey, who he considered as part of his family. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Nona and Haul Hamlin and daughter, Stormi Martin. Visitation will be Monday, Sept. 27: family viewing, 2-4 p.m. with friends and family viewing, 4-8 p.m. Graveside service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 10:00 a.m., at Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary, 9101 Kern Canyon Rd.



Jessica Allen

Jessica Allen, 19, born July 19, 1991 in Indio passed away August 15, 2010 in Avondale, Ariz. Jessica is survived by her mother, Denise Kight; and father, Thomas Gary Baze, Jr.; sister, Kyla Kight; two brothers, Brandon Williams and Casey Kight and her grandparents, Fredi and Bob Huffine and Gary and Nikki Baze. She attended schools in Indio, Palm Springs and Hemet, Calif. She was a very enthusiastic student at Estrella Mountain Junior College in Arizona. Her determined spirit will be remembered by everyone who knew her. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 PM on Sat. Sept. 25, 2010 at the Indio Hills Community Park at 80-400 Dillon Road, Indio Hills.



Jesus J. Torres

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 6:23 PM 

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


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Joan Benoit

JOAN LAMONTAGNE BENOIT Homemaker, philanthropist, world traveler and longtime Riverside resident Joan LaMontagne Benoit passed away Sept. 15 after a long battle with heart disease. She was 87. Joan was married 43 years to Jerome "Jerry" Benoit, who preceded her in death in 1989. She was a longtime parishioner of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Riverside. She was born July 19, 1923, in Kankakee, Ill. She lived in Riverside since 1967. Previously she resided in Anaheim; Garden Grove; Tucson, Ariz.; and Kankakee. She graduated from St. Patrick\'s High School in Kankakee in 1941 and received a bachelor\'s degree from Mundelein College in Chicago in 1945. Joan was a generous supporter of and an active participant in her church. For many years, she held weekly prayer meetings in her home and taught adult Bible courses at St. Thomas\'. Joan was very creative and tirelessly donated her time and materials to decorate the altar at St. Thomas\' in Riverside and previously at St. Anthony Claret Catholic Church in Anaheim. She was particularly proud of her Christmas Nativity scenes. She also contributed to many other charitable organizations and was a lifelong activist in Republican political causes. She enjoyed repeated trips to Europe and Asia and also traveled widely throughout the United States. She especially relished cruises with her husband, sister, sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren. Joan and her husband were avid RVers and participated in many camp-outs, particularly with their longtime friends from Anaheim and Riverside. After her husband\'s death, she reveled in outings with a group that calls itself the Wacky Widows. She is survived by her three sons, Mark and Paul Benoit, both of Riverside; John Benoit, of Bermuda Dunes; a sister, Ruth Schwartz, of Kankakee; daughters-in-law Sheryl and Trish; grandchildren Benjamin, Tiffany, Sarah and Pary; and great-granddaughter Abrielle. Another daughter-in-law, Desiree, passed away in 2006. A brother, Patrick LaMontagne, preceded her in death in 1998. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated for her Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 3774 Jackson St., Riverside. She will be laid to rest with her husband in Riverside National Cemetery.



Joan LaMontagne Benoit

Joan LaMontagne Benoit passed away Sept. 15 in Riverside after a long battle with heart disease. She was 87. She lived in Riverside since 1967. She was born July 19, 1923, in Kankakee, Ill. She graduated from St. Patrick's High School in Kankakee in 1941 and received a bachelor's degree from Mundelein College in Chicago in 1945. Joan was married 43 years to Jerome "Jerry" Benoit, who preceded her in death in 1989. She is survived by her three sons, Mark and Paul Benoit, both of Riverside, and John Benoit, of Bermuda Dunes; a sister, Ruth Schwartz, of Kankakee; daughters-in-law Sheryl and Trish; grandchildren Benjamin, Tiffany, Sarah and Pary; and great-granddaughter Abrielle. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated for her Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 3774 Jackson St., Riverside. She will be laid to rest with her husband in Riverside National Cemetery.



Job, Elmer

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 2:00 AM 

Elmer Job Sr., 83, of Lodi, died Sept. 15. He was born Oct. 17,1926 in Linton, N.D. Mr. Job was an auto mechanic and car .....



Joe Alba Jr.

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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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John Rockne Gill

12/14/1931 – 09/21/2010 Rocky was born on December 14, 1931 to Oregon pioneer descendents, John and Myrtle Gill in Lebanon, Oregon. He was a happy surprise when he arrived to join his siblings, Donna and Warren, who were about 20 years his senior. They enjoyed an especially close relationship with each other throughout their respective lives. He spent many summers hunting, fishing and horse camping with his father. He had a beautiful voice and loved singing with his mother and her sister in the church choir. He attended school in Lebanon, where he met the love of his life, Jane Slocum, at the tender age of 16. At University of Oregon, he joined the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, served as President, and made many dear lifelong friends. After graduating at the top of his class from UO Law School, he married Jane in June, 1954. They began their life together with a tour of Europe, sparking a life long love of travel and adventure. He was a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force and served as a JAG at Sandia Base, NM. Upon discharge, he returned to his beloved Oregon and joined Souther, Spaulding, Wyatt, Moore, and Roberts in Portland, which later became Schwabe Williamson. He specialized in energy law, became a managing partner and retired after more than 30 years with the firm. He was an active member of the University Club of Portland. An avid skier and outdoorsman, he followed his passions around the world with his lovely Jane at his side. They skied the Alps, rode horseback through Kenya, visited palaces and museums throughout India, China and Russia. He fished the rivers of South America and floated rivers all over the Northwest with family and treasured friends. Despite his worldly experiences, he remained an unpretentious man with a wry sense of humor and generous spirit. He slipped away peacefully in his Bend home surrounded by his four children, Leslie, John, Suzanne (King) and Carey (Joseph). He was preceded in death by his darling Jane but left a legacy of 10 adoring grandchildren who will miss him sorely. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 3, 2010, from 1 – 5 pm, at Rock Springs Ranch 64201 Tyler Rd., Bend, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Deschutes Land Trust or the University Club Foundation.



John Schweigert

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Jones, Darius

Monday, October 12, 2009 2:00 AM 

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Jose De Jesus Varelas

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Juanita "Jennie" Pinola

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Juel Edward Lofthus

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Juli Entwistle

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



Julia Huber

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



Julia Kozlowski

Julia Kozlowski passed away peacefully at her home in Sebastopol, CA at the age of 86 on Sunday, September 19, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. She was born the oldest of five children to Antonio and Josephine Martin on November 27, 1923 in Pittsburg, CA. Julia was preceded in death by her loving husband of 51 years, Frank Kozlowski. A resident of Sebastopol since 1925 and proud graduate of Analy H.S., she was a devoted member of St. Sebastian's Church and attended mass every Sunday. She was active in the community and passionate about her club memberships, which included, , Autumn Leaves, and YLI. She was recently recognized at YLI's 2010 Woman of the Year. She took great pride in her work ethic and loved bookkeeping as much as she loved her morning crossword puzzles. Julia will be dearly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her. She leaves behind her children Larry Kozlowski (Lori), Martin Kozlowski, and Frances Kozlowski-Guerinoni (Greg); her grandchildren Melissa Staggs (Tim), Elaine Mitchell (Witan), Katlyn Guerinoni, Jessica Kozlowski, and Jarrett Guerinoni; and great-grandson baby James Mitchell; as well as two brothers, two sisters, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to a Visitation on Thursday, September, 23 from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY-SEBASTOPOL, 829-5433. A Vigil Service will then commence at 7:00 p.m. at St. Sebastian's Catholic Church. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, September 24th, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Sebastian's Catholic Church. Burial at Sebastopol Memorial Lawn. Memorial Contributions may be made to Memorial Hospice 821 Mendocino Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95401 or to Saint Sebastian's YLI- Golden Jubilee Burse, Sebastopol, CA.



Julie "Bear" Bridwell

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Karl Kogler

Karl Kogler 78, passed away in Marysville on September 15, 2010. He owned a custom marine canvas business on his small ranch on the Sacramento River between Isleton & Rio Vista; he raised cattle there and grew flowers, fruit & vegetables which he loved to share with friends & family. When he retired from designing & fabricating canvas work 15 years ago, he sold the ranch & moved with his new wife, Darla, to Loma Rica where they grazed cattle on the properties they bought there. Karl loved to find a run-down place and transform it into a site both productive & attractive. Born in Kremsbrucke, Austria in 1932, he came to America with his lovely Dutch wife, Rita (who predeceased him in 1977) and their 2 young sons. He is survived by his wife, Darla, his sons, Fred (Ferdinand) & Hans (Hans Rudolf), both of Rio Vista, his stepdaughter, Mylinda Finney of Clovis, CA, stepson Randy (Randall) Noseworthy of Lakewood, OH, a brother Adolf Kogler of Austria, a sister, Martha Payer of Austria as well as 9 grandchildren, Carl, Erick, Maria & Christoph Kogler, all of Rio Vista, Sairene Patterson of Fresno, Bryan Wood of Paradise, CA, Elizabeth & Alexander Noseworthy of Avon Lake, OH, and one great-granddaughter Tayana Dae Wood of Paradise, along with many beloved nieces & nephews. One of the happiest days of his life was May 1, 1969 when he became a citizen of the USA. Memorial services officiated by Pastor Wayne Vincent are scheduled for September 26, 2010 at 3pm at Loma Rica Community Church in Loma Rica at 11234 Loma Rica Rd. Cremation with private inurnment has been held under the direction of Chapel of the Twin Cities in Yuba City, CA. Send Condolences to



Karl Richard Barrell

Karl Richard Barrell was born in Wichita, Kansas October 29, 1936. A resident of Mission Viejo, he died September 20, 2010. Karl was predeceased by his parents, Franz and Katherine and his younger brother, Gene. He is survived by his wife Carole of Mission Viejo and his children, Tony in Arizona, Mari in California, Peter in Louisiana, and Karla in Montana; and by his grandchildren Krista and Tim and Max and Hailey; and his sister, Ann Alfaro; and by many bereaved relatives. A long time resident of Penngrove, Karl was a 4-H leader, a volunteer fireman, a member of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic church and an American Airlines pilot for 37 years. Memorial donations may be made to: the National Parkinson's Disease Association. He will be missed.



Kathryn Diane Dorrity

KATHRYN DIANE DORRITY SEPT 2, 1928 - SEPT 8, 2010 Kathryn passed away at Bethel Retirement Community in Modesto. She was a retiree with the State of California. She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Dorrity. She is survived by her sons, Barry and Michael (Kathleen), grandchildren Sean (Sarou), Kevin (Jeanette), Ryan, and Michael, great grandchildren Sienna, Eamon, McKenzie and Jacob. A celebration of her life will be held for family and friends at a future date. ---------------------------------- Don't cry on my grave 'cause I won't be there I'll be in the breeze that ruffles your hair I'll be in the sunshine and I'll be in the snow I'll be in the places where we used to go I'll be in your laughter and in the funny thing I'll be in your shadow and there in your dreams I'll be in your greetings but not your goodbyes I'll be in the reflection of your loving eyes I'll always be with you and I'll always care So don't cry at my graveside 'cause I won't be there



Kendal Gene "Doc" Paswater

Kendal "Doc" Gene Paswater, 88, of Vacaville, died on Aug. 17 at Fairfield Rehab Center due to a stroke. He was born on April 14, 1922, in Scottburg, Ind., A graveside service will be held on Friday, Sept. 24, at 10 a.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon., Arrangements by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041,,



Kenneth Fitch

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 3:00 AM 

Kenneth W. Fitch, age 58, passed away peacefully on Sept. 16, gently held in the arms of his wife and surrounded by his family and close friends. Ken was born July 18, 1952, in New Britain, Conn., to  



Kercheval "David" Thomas

Age: 84 years. Kercheval "David" Thomas passed away at his Cotati home surrounded by his loving family on September 21, 2010. Loving husband of the late Elaine Thomas. Devoted father of "Kerch" Thomas (Mary) of Monte Rio, Ted Thomas (Darlene) of Rohnert Park, Michael Thomas (Donna) of Guerneville, Sue Bennett (Perry) of Rohnert Park, and Dennis Thomas (Roni) of Cotati. Dear grandfather of Teddy Thomas (Corina), Ginger Thomas, Michael Thomas, Jacob Bennett, Grant Thomas, Brittany Bennett, and Austin Thomas. Great-grandfather of Dixie, Addison, Gunner, and Gaige Thomas. Brother of Sherlee Betts of Sonora. Dave married Elaine Frontjos in 1947 and moved to Petaluma then Cotati in 1957, where they raised their family. He began working at Orowheat then went to work for Kilpatrick and continued working there as a salesman until he retired in 1990. His favorite pastime was fishing with his father then with his sons in the streams of the California Sierra Mountains. In 1970 he and four friends purchased the Pondarosa gold mine in Sierra County. He spent most of his retired days working the gold mine with family and friends. Dave was a Cub Scout Leader and then a volunteer fireman for Cotati. Dave also enjoyed his part time jobs as a bartender at the Green Mill Inn and the Seahorse Bar in Cotati. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at The Cotati Room, 216 E. School St., Cotati, CA. Memorial contributions may be made to Cotati Historical Society, PO Box 7013, Cotati, CA 94931 or Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran St., Petaluma, CA in his memory. Family assisted by PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 763-4131



Kevin Cueto

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




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




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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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Lavonne McLellan Bullis

Lavonne McLellan Bullis, 85, died, along with her son and grandson, in the fire that followed the explosion Sept. 9, 2010, of a natural-gas line in San Bruno, Calif. She was a retired nurse. 



Lawson, Trisha

Friday, September 24, 2010 2:00 AM 

Trisha Lawson Sept. 7, 1950 to Sept. 17, 2010 Passed away peacefully in Palm Springs with her loving partner of 31 years, Cheryl Burdeno .....



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Lela Mae (Hall) Burris

Lela Mae Hall was born on July 18, nineteen hundred and thirty seven to proud parents, Bulah Mae Philips Hall and Herbert Hall in Hope, Arkansas. She was the oldest daughter of 11 children. She had five brothers, HV, Ulacee, James, Walter, and Luther. She also had five sisters, Bertha Mae, Clara Mae, Dorothy, Willie V. and Sheila., Lela married Robert Lee Burris, the love of her life, in 1955 and had two daughters, Eva Mae and Lorraine. The couple moved to Los Angeles in 1959 where they added three more daughters to their union, Mary Louise, Barbara Jean and Denise Michelle. She was a loving and protective stay-at-home mother until her last child married n 1987, as well as a devoted wife for 33 years., Lela accepted Christ at an early age and served in various churches as a Deaconess, Choir Member, Soloist, and as a member of the Mothers Board. Lela was loved by all who knew her and will forever be remembered for her love of God and her participation in the things of the Lord. She could often be seen at her local Wal-Mart, Burger King and riding the city bus with Bible in hand, dressed in her Sunday best, letting her light for Christ shine. She greeted everyone with a smile and one of her many terms of endearment, such as "honey" and "sweetheart." She also never left a scene without extending her loving salutation, "God bless you, honey." Though she never really held a position in formal employment, to her credit as a full-time mom, she raised five daughters, bringing them up in the Lord, having lost none to the trappings of the world as she firmly believed and held strong to the word of her God. Her legacy and testimony will forever be proof positive that when you "train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart form it." Proverbs 22:6., Lela was a soldier in the army of the Lord and on September 15th two thousand and ten, she laid down her sword to study war no more and is now gone home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, leaving to cherish her memory, her five loving daughters and son-in-laws, Eva and Robert Sterling, Lorraine and Raymond Gulley, Mary and Said Aden, Barbara and Kenneth Samuels, and Denise and Donavan McKendell. She also leaves a legacy behind of fourteen grandchildren, Robert J. Sterling, LaTeaca Sterling, Rashaun Gully Pratt, Nicole Gulley, Tonica Callis, Kadir Aden, Kenneshia Samuels, LaTisha Jones, Jimmy Ray, III, Day'vione Ray, Jerrame Ray, Donavan McKendell, II., and Hunter McKendell; five brothers and sisters, Ulacee Hall, HV Hall, Luther Hall, Dorothy Phillips, and Willie V. Johnson and a host of nieces, nephews other family members and friends., Lela is now reunited with her mother, Bulah; her father, Herbert; her brothers, James and Walter; her sisters, Bertha Mae and Clara Mae; and her former husband, Robert, who are now joining in rejoicing with the angels at her homecoming. All praises, glory and honor, be to our Lord., Visitation will be held on Monday, September 20, 2010 from 4-7 p.m. at People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Last Days Ministries Church, 125 1/2 Larish in Lemoore, CA. Burial will follow at Hanford Cemetery., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements are under the direction of People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St, Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591.



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Leonardo Jonathon Russo

December 15, 1997 - September 22, 2010



Lester J. Cheek Jr.

Lester J. Cheek Jr. 1928 - 2010 Services were held on Sept. 9th, at Eagle Point National Cemetery with Military Honors by the Oregon, National Guard. He was born on July 14, 1928 in Los Angeles, CA to Lester James and Lorene (Schneider) Cheek. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. On May 11, 1957 he married Dorothy White in Bakersfield, CA. He was a firefighter with the Kern County Fire Dept. until his retirement in 1980. Dorothy and Lester moved to Merlin upon retirement. They both enjoyed camping, fishing and yard work. Lester is survived and will be dearly missed by his wife, Dorothy Cheek; son, Mark and Kim Cheek; daughter, Diane and John Actis; 3 grandchildren, Spencer and Jen Actis, Corey Actis and Monet Actis; great grandson, Jayden Actis; He was preceded in death by great grandson, Austin Actis.



Lia O'Brien

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 3:00 AM 

Lia Marianne Elisabeth O'Brien, 84, died at home in Napa, as she wished, with her husband and son by her bedside on Sept. 17, 2010. Lia had a long struggle with COPD.



Lida Rounds

Thursday, September 23, 2010 3:00 AM 

Lida Eldorys Rounds, 94, died peacefully on Sept. 20, 2010. She was born in Askov, Minn. to William and Esther Nelsen, both of Denmark. She came to Napa in 1952.  



Linda Jean Lobdell-Strong

Linda was born in San Francisco, Calif., on Jan. 25, 1950, to Mary Bise-Lobdell and Eugene George Lobdell., She died peacefully in her sleep Wednesday morning, Sept. 15, after a very long battle with cancer., She was a devoted wife and mother of six children and two grandchildren specifically, but she was mom to many others., A memorial service will be held on Oct. 3, at 1 p.m. after the morning worship service at The Mission, on Leisure Town Road., Linda's family is overwhelmed by the loving support by so many people during and after losing her fight, and is deeply grateful to all., In lieu of flowers, please give generously to your local church, food bank or service organization who serves the poor and/or homeless. She was an extremely generous servant of the King, her wish would be for you to follow her lead., Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233, www.vacahillschapel .com.,



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.  .....



Louise (Nonini) Boschetti

Louise Boschetti was born to John and Maria Nonini on November 21, 1916 and passed away peacefully on Friday, September 17, 2010 at the Hacienda Rehab and Health Care Center in Hanford., Prior to moving to Hanford in the early 1950s, Louise lived in Firebaugh with her husband, John Boschetti, and was employed at the Cardella Family Market. Although fluent in the Italian language, she taught herself the Spanish language as well while working at the market. After moving to Hanford to be near John's family she was employed by State Market until she retired., Louise's loving and caring nature endeared her to family and friends. She was a devoted wife to John and cared for him at their home during his lengthy illness preceding his death in 1992., Louise was preceded in death by sisters, Nellie Falaschi and Angie Orff and brother Louis Nonini. She is survived by a brother, Nello Nonini, of Dos Palos and nieces and nephews., Rosary and Funeral Mass will be held at St. Brigid Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. Friday September 24 in Hanford with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery., Arrangements are under the direction of Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Services Chapel in Hanford.



Louise G. Bandy

BANDY-Louise G. Bandy of West Covina CA died Saturday 9/18/10, InterComm. Med Ctr after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born in 1916 in Atolia CA to Gaspar and Mercedes Gomez the oldest of 5-children. Atolia is now a ghost town in San Bernardino County CA. It was the site of a tungsten mine where her dad worked. Attended



Louise Hutchens Marsh Shea

Louise Hutchens Marsh Shea was born Wineva Louise Hutchens in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, on October 16, 1933. She passed away on September 21, 2010, in the loving company of her husband, Earl L. Shea, her granddaughter, Greta A. Schimmel, and close friend and caregiver, Jaratsri Dawson. She is survived by her brothers, Richard Hutchens and Reid Hutchens, son, John C. Marsh, her daughter, Susan M. Schimmel, and grandchildren Lt. Kurt C. Schimmel and Katharine M. Marsh. She married USAF Lt. John C. Marsh, Jr. on November 15, 1953. She received her Bachelor's degree in music from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant and began her teaching career in Monroe Township, NJ. She started the first bell choir at the First Presbyterian Church in Cranbury NJ. In 1966 the family moved to Rancho Palos Verdes, California, where she purchased the Rolling Hills Nursery School and earned her Masters Degree from Pepperdine University. She was later appointed to the Board of the Los Angeles County Board of Education and started her career as a realtor with Carriage Real Estate in Torrance, CA. On March 2, 1983, she married Earl Leo Shea and went into business as Louise Marsh & Associates Real Estate until retiring in the early 2000's. Louise served as Treasurer of the Dramatic Allied Arts Guild of Long Beach, providing scholarships to fine arts students at CSULB and LB City College. Louise loved her church and faith and family dearly. Memorial services will be held at the Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living, 500 Marina Drive, Seal Beach. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Dramatic Allied Arts Guild, 3812 Denwood, Los Alamitos, CA 90720.



Lucille Wesper

Lucille C. Wesper, Resident of San Jose, Age 85, passed away from complications of dementia on September 16th, 2010. She was born in Los Angeles, CA on April 30, 1925. She and her husband Willis, a LCDR in the US Navy, were stationed all over the world for 30 years before settling in Cape Coral and later Gainesville, FL. Lucille moved to San Jose in 2002 following her husband's passing. A devoted wife and mother, Lucille enjoyed bowling and gardening., Lucille was preceded in death by Willis, her husband of 53 years. She is survived by her son William (Mirna) Wesper of Mission Viejo, CA; her daughter Susan (Dermott) Lynch of San Jose, CA; and daughter Christine (Douglas) Schanck of Clearwater, FL, as well as 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild., As per Lucille's wishes, there will be no service. The family is extremely grateful to Cedar Creek Alzheimer's & Dementia Care Center for their compassion and care over the years.



Lynch, Javaughna

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 2:00 AM 

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Marion D. Groves Born January 16th, 1917 in Chicago, Il. She came to Mill Valley in 1947 where she lived and raised her two son's Mike and Dave. She was a good homemaker and a great cook. She worked for a small business as a bookkeeper and helped out in other departments as needed. She was retained as an employee through three ownership changes. Marion spent her early retirement years living in Greenbrea and the last 17 years in Santa Rosa and Petlauma. She was a gentle person with good humor, and was admired by all who knew her. She passed on at home in her favorite chair August 29, 2010. She is survived by her youngest son. All of us who enjoyed her friendship feel our loss. Thanks for being my mom. I'll love you always.




ZINNIKER, MARY LOUISE Escondido 3/2/1930 - 9/22/2010 Tuesday 9/28/2010, 9 a.m., Grace Lutheran Church Escondido Alhiser-Comer Mortuary (760) 745-2162 




SADOWSKI, MELANIE T. San Diego, CA June 8, 1925 - Sept. 16, 2010 St. Michael Church at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 24, 2010 Poway-Bernardo Mortuary (858) 748-4101




SAMMONS, MICHAEL J. of San Diego 08/17/1943 - 09/21/2010 Preferred Cremation and Burial 619-584-7000 




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Maclise, James R.

Friday, September 24, 2010 2:00 AM 

James R. Maclise, 74, of Lodi, died September 17. He was born Dec. 14, 1935 in Newark, N.J. Mr. Maclise was a English teacher. He .....



Manfred Kruck

Passed away in Santa Rosa on September 17, 2010. Dearly beloved partner and friend for 43 years of Horst Von Waaden of Santa Rosa; beloved brother of Christa Stumpf and husband Roland, Siegfried Kruck and wife Helga and Erich Kruck, and their families; special love was given by his niece Karin Heck and family; also survived by his sister in law Hedwig Kruck; preceded in death by his brother Egon Kruck. A native of Germany, age 71 years. Manfred came to the San Francisco in 1962 and he loved this country. Prior to coming here he worked as a cook at the Banff Springs Hotel in Canada and for the, at Goose Bay, Canada. Upon arriving in San Francisco he worked as a carver and butcher at the Cliff Hotel and later opened his own restaurant "Little Europe till 1964. After the restaurant he worked as a Station Cook on the American President Lines till 1966, when he joined the Matson Lines as the youngest Executive Chef on the SS Lurline, SS Mariposa and SS Monterey. In 1971 he move to South Lake Tahoe where he ran the entire food operation, supervising a staff of 100 at the Sahara Tahoe. In 1972 he once again went to sea and was the Executive Chef on three Royal Viking ships. He later worked as Executive Chef at the University Club in San Francisco for a year and after that worked as an Executive Chef for the Bank of America, running all their food programs for five years. In 1982 he and his business and life partner Horst purchased and for 25 years ran the A&W Root Beer in Santa Rosa. Manfred enjoyed playing the stock market, classical music and the beauty around him, and more than anything he loved his constant companion Toby. He never met a stranger and he enjoyed talking with everyone, he will be greatly missed. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 12:00 noon at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Ave, Santa Rosa. Inurnment at Woodlawn Cemetery in San Francisco. After the service everyone invited to continue the celebration at the former A&W, which is now Hang Ah Dim Sun, 2130 Armory Dr, Santa Rosa. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the Sonoma County Animal Shelter, 1247 Century Ct, and Santa Rosa, CA 95403. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATIONS SERVICES 525-3730



Margarita C. Lopez

Margarita was a native of Mexico and longtime resident of Solano County. She passed away on Saturday, Sept. 18, peacefully and surrounded by loved ones., She was born on June 4, 1929, in Jamay, Jalisco, Mexico, and was the daughter of Felipe Lopez and Maria Castellanos. In 1948, she married Agapito Martinez Lopez who passed away in October 1997., Margarita was one of the founding members of the Catholic group "Sociedad Guadalupana" of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and was a key voice in introducing Spanish Mass at her parish and others within the Sacramento Diocese. Margarita was an active participating member of The Legion of Mary, Grupo de Oracion, The Cursillo Movement and she was an Eucharist minister within the church during mass and taking the Eucharist to the elderly and ill. She enjoyed serving her parish and the people of her community. She enjoyed feeding all who visited her home - you never visited without sharing a meal and she especially enjoyed tending to her plants, fruit trees and beautiful flower garden., She was an active contributing member of Holy Spirit Parish for over 50 years. One of her dreams in life was fulfilled through her journeys of faith to the Holy Land., She was preceded in death by her husband, Agapito M. Lopez; a son, Edmundo Lopez; and a daughter, Maria del Carmen Lopez., She is survived by three sons, Benito Lopez, Felipe Lopez of Fairfield and Jesus Lopez of Sacramento; six daughters, Ramona Lopez, Estlela Lopez, Rosa Lopez, Maria Lopez Panduro, Noemi Lopez and Margarita Lopez; 23 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren., A visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 23, from 5 to 9 p.m. with the Rosary at 7 p.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday Sept. 24, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church followed by interment at St. Alphonsus Catholic Cemetery, 1707 Union Ave., Fairfield., Arrangements are by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 425-4697. You may sign the guest book at,



Marguerite "Peggy" Sidner

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Marianne I. Kaplan

Marianne I. Kaplan of Palm Springs, Calif. passed away on September 11, 2010 at her home. She was born on February 10, 1930 in Greiz, Germany and lived in Palm Springs since 1974. She is survived by her two children, Audrey Mannolini, son-in-law, Tony Adivari of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Vincent Mannolini, daughter-in-law, Nancy Mannolini of Auburn, N.H.; her four grand-children, Anya and Vincent Adivari, and Amanda and Michael Mannolini. She was a devoted member of the Republican Party. During her life she loved and cared for many pets and animals. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Orphan Pet Oasis of the Desert, Marianne was a very special person to many friends and family will be deeply missed by all. Viewing will be Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 9:00 AM with Funeral Services to follow at 10:00 AM, Wiefels Mortuary Chapel, 690 S. Vella Road, Palm Springs, Ca. Committal to follow at Desert Memorial Park, 31705 DaVall Drive, Cathedral City, CA.



Marie Jane Legrand

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Martha V. Cornett

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Mary A. McLaughlin

Mary A. McLaughlin, age 86 of New Milford, died Thursday, September 23, 2010, at New Milford Hospital. She was the wife of the late Raymond E. McLaughlin. Mrs. McLaughlin was born in New York City, October 27, 1923, daughter of the late Charles J. and Alice T. Smith Reilly. She was a resident of New Milford since 1974, moving from Bayside, N.Y. Mrs. McLaughlin is survived by three sons, Raymond C. McLaughlin of Brushton, N.Y., Gerald F. McLaughlin of New Milford, and Brian P. McLaughlin of Torring-ton; two daughters, Karen M. Sheehy of Massapequa, N.Y. and Janne P. Gallagher of Torrington; a brother, Bernard P. Reily of Edenton, N.C.; and three grandchildren, Jessica A. Sheehy, Paul D. Sheehy, and Sean K. Gallagher. She was predeceased by a son, Kevin Robert McLaughlin and a brother, Charles J. Reilly. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, New Milford. Burial will follow in Mount St. Mary's Cemetery, Flushing, N.Y. Friends may call on Monday, September 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford. Contributions in her memory may be made to the, or Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 125 Humane Society, Roadhudson, NY 12534 (518-828-6044).



Mary A. Thornton

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Mary Emily Biavaschi (Marie) Frazee

Passed away peacefully on Friday September 17th, 2010 at age 94. Born in 1916 in Santa Rosa, she attended Burbank Grammar School, a Santa Rosa High grad, and then SR Beauty College. She owned a shop in San Francisco with fellow graduate, Hilda Martinelli. Upon returning to Santa Rosa, she met and married Carl Frazee, and had two children, Carlene and Robert. Nearly every Sunday, dinner was shared with Marie's large Italian family at her parents ranch on Ridley Ave., in Santa Rosa. Family and friends would come from miles away for the polenta, biscotti, wine, and long talks around the table in the back, under the weeping willow tree. Working for many years at So Co's Dependant Unit of Juvenile Hall, she also worked many years at Memorial Hospital until retirement. Marie walked every day from her home near the JC, to St. Rose for mass. She was Volunteer of the Year, held office in many organizations within the Catholic Women's Organization at St. Rose. She lived the last five years in both Freestone and at Sebastopol's Fircrest Conv. Hospital where she was so well taken care of by all there. She is preceded in death by her father, Santa Rosa Chief of Police, Emil Biavaschi, and her mother Ethel, brother George and husband Carl. She is survived by her daughter Carlene (Mike) Ferguson, son Robert (Kriss) Frazee; grandchildren: Ike Frazee, Matthew Cale, Jana Lombardo, Sara Frazee, and Amy Brown; 11 great grandchildren; two nieces, Cathy Lawson and Jeannette Fox, and nephew Gary Biavaschi. Ever so lovingly, Marie was also known by her grand and great-grandchildren as GDTS (Grandma Down The Street), Boney Noni and Nooni. With her perpetual smile and enthusiasm, open arms, encouraging words, and the aroma of pumpkin pie when you opened her front door...she will no doubt remain in their hearts forever. The family will have a private memorial service for Marie in the near future.



Mary G. Ferreira

Mary G. Ferreira, 83 years old of Tulare passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2010., Mary was born December 6, 1926 in Burrell, CA. to John and Emily Ferreira. The family moved to Tulare in 1929. She attended local schools and was a 1944 graduate of Tulare Union High School. She was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, St. Aloysius Altar Society, S.P.R.S.I. Council # 87, U.P.P.E.C. Council # 58., She is survived by several godchildren and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents John and Mary Ferreira., Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at 3 to 7 p.m. at Miller's Tulare Funeral Home, 151 North "H" Street, Tulare, CA., St. Aloysius Altar Society Rosary will be held on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 4 p.m. at Miller's Tulare Funeral Home., Recitation of the Rosary and Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Thursday, September 23, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 125 East Pleasant Avenue, Tulare, CA. with burial at Tulare District Cemetery., Arrangements are under the direction of Miller's Tulare Funeral Home.



Mary L. Haver

Mary Louise Haver, 88, of Palm Desert, Calif. died in Rancho Mirage, Calif. on September 19, 2010. Mary was born in Los Angeles, Calif. on June 25, 1922 to Pearl and Winslow Lawder. Mary met Charles Haver in 1940 in Pasadena, Calif. and they married on June 25, 1943 at Camp Claiborne, La. After Chuck returned from



Mary Larkin

Mary Ann Larkin Resident of Los Altos Passed away at the age of 73 with her loving family by her side. Visitation will take place on Sunday, September 26, 2010 from 5:30 - 8:00pm with the Vigil to begin at 7:00pm, at the Los Altos Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries, 399 S. San Antonio Rd, Los Altos. The Mass will begin at 11:00am on Monday, September 27, 2010 at Church of the Nativity, 210 Oak Grove Avenue, Menlo Park. Interment will take place following the Mass at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family has requested Memorial donations be made to Pathways Hospice, 585 North Mary Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085-2905.



Mary Rardin Clyde

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Mary Sachiko Natori

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McBride, Edward Hunter

Friday, September 24, 2010 2:00 AM 

Edward Hunter McBride July 2, 1917 - Sept. 2, 2010 Resident of Alameda Dr. Edward H. (Ted) McBride of Alameda, California passed away after .....



Melissa Hart Weaver

We lost our beloved Melissa on June 27, 2010 in a tragic plane crash with three friends during one of her many adventures on a beautiful summer day in western Montana. Melissa was born on March 21, 1987 in Rochester, MN, the first child of Dan Weaver and Kathy Bell Weaver. The family settled in Billings, MT in 1992. During her high school years she played varsity tennis team, was a majorette and played violin in the school orchestra. She loved to sing and was a part of the church youth choir. She graduated cum laude from the University of Montana with a BA in print journalism and psychology. Melissa was a truly beautiful young lady with a wonderful sense of humor. Her smile would light up the room and was both contagious and comforting. She was an incredible daughter, sister, granddaughter and friend who touched the lives of all who knew her. She was never afraid to try new things and was always ready for another exciting adventure. Melissa is survived by her loving parents, Dan Weaver and Kathy Bell Weaver; sisters, Sarah and Emily; brother, Joseph; aunts, Terry Bell Higgins and Carol Bell Nelson; grandmother, Joan Bell; and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her beloved grandfather, Carl Bell. A scholarship fund has been set up in her name by the Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools. Please sign the guestbook at



Mettler, Howard Erwin

Thursday, September 23, 2010 2:00 AM 

Howard Erwin Mettler, 85, formerly of Lodi died September 21, 2010 in Capitola. He was born December 15, 1924 in Lodi where he attended school .....



Michael L. McInnis

It is with great sadness that the family of Michael L. McInnis, Solano County Superior Court judge, retired, announces his passing on Sept. 21, 2010. Mike died in accordance with his wishes: quietly, comfortably and quickly, with his family by his side. He was 87 years old., Born in Fairfield, he was the only son of the late Leo and Elsie McInnis. He graduated from Armijo High School, the University of Santa Clara, and the University of San Francisco School of Law. His college was interrupted by World War II, when he served in the United States Army as a First Lieutenant in the Field Artillery. Upon passing the bar, he put up his shingle and was a sole practitioner in Fairfield for 25 years. In 1979, he was appointed to the bench of Solano County Superior Court, Dept Four. His chambers were in what was once his high school. He liked to say he didn't travel far, but he covered a lot of ground., Mike's greatest love was his family, particularly his grandchildren. He loved to play golf and travel. He was so happy to travel to Scotland with his wife and dear friends and play the course at St. Andrews. He was a 50-year-plus member of the Olympic Club, San Francisco, as well as Green Valley Country Club. He was an accomplished drummer with the Armijo High School and Santa Clara bands, and enjoyed playing in the annual Kiwanis shows. His love of travel took him all over the world. Through his many pictures, we see the beautiful countries and people he met along the way. Mike will be lovingly remembered by all his extended family and friends for his outgoing manner, his ability to extract detailed information about themselves, and a genuine interest in them., Mike was a member of the California Judges Association, American Bar Association, Solano County Bar Association, Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce (President 1970), Kiwanis Club of Fairfield (President/Lt. Governor), Santa Clara University Association, to name a few., He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Loretta; daughters, Mary Scully (Mike) of Napa, Elizabeth Ann Lewczyk (Tom) of Petaluma; and Loretta's children, Doug Richardson (partner Cindy) of Sacramento, Jeffrey Richardson (Dawn) of Vacaville, and Marianne Richardson of Fairfield. His cherished grandchildren are Meghan and Matt Scully, Kathleen, Laura and Will Lewczyk, and Joshua, Jason, and Audrey Richardson., Visitation will be held Sunday, Sept. 26, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home in Fairfield. The Rosary will be celebrated at 6 p.m. by Father Michael Downey of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon on Monday, Sept. 27, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1050 N. Texas St., Fairfield. Entombment will be private., In lieu of flowers, the family suggests remembrances be sent to the American Cancer Society ., Arrangements entrusted to Bryan Braker Funeral Home. Sign our guest book at, Visit the online guest book at



Munson, Meta Irene

Saturday, September 25, 2010 2:00 AM 

Meta Irene Munson passed away on Thursday, September 23rd, just four days after her 91st birthday, surrounded by her children and grand children. She ..... 



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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Neal, Margaret

Friday, September 24, 2010 2:00 AM 

Margaret C. (Hill) Neal Resident of Oakland Margaret entered into eternal rest on Sept. 21, 2010. Graveside services will be held at Rolling Hills .....



Ned Anello

Ned Anello Oct. 12, 1914 - Sept. 21, 2010 Predeceased by wife Theresa and daughter JoAnn. Survived by son Edward and daughter Rosemarie Coppin and families. Ned was an inspiration to many people by his love of life. He delighted family and friends through his enjoyment of songwriting and singing. A rosary at Green Street Mortuary will be held Sunday, Sept. 26 at 7pm. Funeral mass at St. Peter & Paul, Monday, Sept. 27 at 11am.



Nelson, Jean Meadows

Saturday, September 25, 2010 2:00 AM 

Jean Meadows Nelson Resident of Oakland Jean Meadows Nelson, born August 11, 1927 in Berkeley, long-time resident of El Cerrito, and lately of Oakland, ..... 



Neville L. Radcliffe Jr.

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Norlin, Richard F.

Saturday, September 25, 2010 2:00 AM 

In Memory of Dr. Richard F. Norlin who died September 25, 2000 at the age of 72 "Blessed are the dead who die in ..... 



Norman Stanley Fox

71, died in Portland, Oregon on Friday September 10th, 2010. Norman was born September 24, 1938, in Lindsay, CA. to Alvin and Clennie Fox. He was a master craftsman for over fifty years in the commercial and homebuilding industries and owned cabinet making businesses in Petaluma, California where he raised his two children before returning to Porterville in 1992. We will remember Norman for his optimistic personality and ability to see the best in people. He shed sunshine on the lives of those around him and was a man of great strength and compassion. He loved to share memories of growing up in Central California and enjoyed fishing and gardening. Norman was greatly admired for his spiritual journey and devotion to religious studies by his loved ones and the medical professionals who met him during his illness. Norman is survived by his wife, Claudia D. Fox; and their two children, Tracy Fox-Pfiffner and Garrett Fox; and son-in-law, Tim Pfiffner; two children Deborah and Derek Fox; siblings Wayne Fox, Al Fox, Bill Fox and Loretta Rollins; ten grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by his parents and sister, Darlene Fox. Condolences may be sent to PO Box 10581, Portland, OR 97296.



Nozare Alexander

Saturday, September 25, 2010 3:00 AM 

On Sept. 19, a remarkable woman departed: Our mother, a dear friend to all who knew her and a bright light of dignity, grace, compassion and patience. She was quick to laugh not only with us, but at h 



Obituaries for Saturday, Sept. 25

Saturday, September 25, 2010 2:31 AM

AUTHIER -- Shirley Alice Authier, 86, of Tulare died Wednesday. Memorial graveside: 10 a.m. Oct. 4, Tulare District Cemetery. Arrangements: Peers Lorentzen Funeral Service. 



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. 21, 2010: Pena, Shaffer

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 8:18 PM 

Jose M. Pena Services are Wednesday for Jose M. Pena, who died Sept. 16 while working in Bonny Doon. 



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. 



Obituaries: Sept. 17, 2010: Farley, Brayson

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 7:11 PM 

Sidney Farley Services are Oct. 10 for Sid ney "Sid" Lee Farley, who died Aug. 27 in South Sacramento after a two-year battle with lung cancer. 



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. 



Odis R. Gayler

Odis R. Gayler passed away in Palm Desert, Calif. on Sunday, September 19, 2010 at the age of 92 years. Mr. Gayler was born August 20, 1919 in Mt. View, Ark. to Ira and Zadie (Dobbins) Gayler. Odis loved the Lord and preached His word for over 42 years; pastoring churches in Riverside, Herperia, Placentia, Brea, Beaumont, Coachella and Fullerton, Calif. He was also a carpenter for 22 years and a member of the Carpenter's Union. He loved spending time with his family. Mr. Gayler is survived by his loving children, Gary, Jerry, Charles Gayler and Sharon Counley. Dear brother of Carl Gayler and Maxine Lawrence. Devoted grandfather of ten grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a host of friends and church family. Odis was preceded in death by his beloved wife, A. Elnora Gayler, who passed in 2008. Family and friends may call for visitation Wednesday, September 22, 2010 from 4:00-8:00 PM in Akes Family Funeral Home, 9695 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 1:00 PM in The Calvary Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, 51541 Tripoli Way, Coachella, CA. Interment will follow in the Coachella Valley Cemetery, Coachella, CA. The family would like to thank Desert Oasis Living and Aging Well and Odyssey House for their care and compassion shown to our father. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Akes Family Funeral Home (951) 785-4071. www.akesfamilyfuneral



Oliver, Luther Martin

Saturday, September 25, 2010 2:00 AM 

In Loving Memory of Luther Martin (Cool Hand Luke) Oliver, Jr. It's been a year since you left us and it seems like it ..... 



Oran Franklin Fike

Oran Franklin Fike 1915 - 2010 Oran was born on December 28, 1915 in Cardwell, Missouri and went to be with the Lord on September 20, 2010. He came to Bakersfield in June of 1936, starting out as a migrate worker in Arvin, CA. This is where he met the love of his life, Lucille (Knight) Fike. They married on October 25, 1937 and had two children which they raised in Bakersfield, CA. He was a building contractor for many years in Bakersfield building homes, apartments, offices, churches and the Rescue Mission. Oran was a proud member of the Caledonia Lodge #486. Then he became a member of the Scottish Rite and continued on to become a member of the Kern County Shrine Club. He also was a member of The Clowns, known as Mustache the Keystone Cop, appearing at the downtown parades and the Potato Bowl events. He was a devout Christian and church member of the Fairfax Assembly of God. He loved traveling and became a member of the Moble Nobles. They traveled many places in their mobile home. He loved horseback riding. He even continued riding after heart surgery at the age of 84. He faithfully watched Baseball up to his final days. Also, he was a lifelong Democrat set in his ways. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Fike and son, Harry Fike. Oran leaves behind his daughter, Patsy Gonzales and husband Donnie; daughter-in-law, Judy Fike; grandchildren, Freddie and Charlotte Gonzales, Teri Gonzales, Steven and Karen Fike, Georgia Fike; and John Fike; 8 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren; numerous other relatives and friends. Special thank you to great granddaughter, Julia, for the care she gave her grandfather and to Donnie for bringing and showing pictures to Grandpa of his newest great great grandson, Eli, the night before Grandpa Fike passed. A chapel service will be held on Monday, September 27th, 11:00 a.m., at Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary.



Oskar Huber

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




Saturday, September 25, 2010 2:00 AM 

In Lovng Memory of Elsie Pimentel July 17, 1918 - Sept. 25, 2009 We Miss You .....



Pablo A. Garcia

Pablo A. Garcia, 71, of Coachella, Calif. passed away September 16, 2010 after a battle with cancer. He was born February 9, 1939 to Alfredo Garcia and Josefa Alva in Indio, Calif. Pablo married Gloria Rodriguez in 1966. He worked as a nursery assistant. Pablo is survived by his daughters, Barbara Garcia, Virginia Garcia, Lillian Escobar, Rachel Stevens, Rosie Archuleta, and Diana Moreno; son, Richard Monson; and sisters, Margaret Garcia, Josie Morales, Rosemary Avina and Toni Palomares. In addition, he leaves behind 25 grandchildren. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 23, 2010 with a rosary at 7:00 PM at Casillas Family Funeral Home in Coachella. Funeral Mass will take place at 11:30 AM on September 24, 2010 at Our Lady of Soledad Church in Coachella. Burial will take place at the Coachella Valley Cemetery. The family would like to thank Olympia and Sue from Family Hospice for their care.



Palaganas, Antonio Jesus Molina

Thursday, September 23, 2010 2:00 AM 

Antonio Jesus Molina Palaganas, 29, of Lodi, died Sept. 17. He was born April 24, 1981 in Lodi. Mr. Palaganas was employed as a produce ..... 



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. 



Paride Riparbelli

Paride "Perry" Riparbelli, Resident of San Jose, 92, born in San Colombano , Italy, passed away peacefully in his San Jose home surrounded by family on September 22, 2010., Loving husband of Pia for 67 years. Father of Jim (Jean) and David (Marisa). Grandfather of Brian (Kelli), Kevin, Alana, Laura and Bria. Great-grandfather of Mia. Also survived by his brother, Aldo (Laura) of Sparks, Nevada. Cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews., Co-founder of Race Street Fish & Poultry with brother-in-law Gino Barsanti and uncle Ugo Stefani. A veteran of, , he was awarded the, Visitation September 27, 2010 (5:00pm to 9:00pm) at Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary: 466 Winchester Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95050 (408)296-2977. Funeral Mass September 28, 2010 (11:00am) at St. Clare Church: 941 Lexington St., Santa Clara, CA 95050., In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Bellarmine College Preparatory and Archbishop Mitty High School. Condolences may be offered at



Patricia (Gano) Fingerlos

Pat left us to be with the love of her life, Jerry, her husband of 35 years, and her second son Mitchell. She is survived by her son D.J., his wife Elysa; granddaughter Maia; sister Bev Davis, brother Don Davis; their sons, Craig (Karen), Kirk, Mark (Eileen); and eight grandchildren. Her sister Sandra Brown (Bud) and her sons Steve, Mike, Scott, Jeff Eberhart and their families. Pat was born in Ohio, graduated from Tamalpais high school in 1956, she married Jerry in 1962, and moved to Rohnert Park in 1965. She was a great mother, sister, friend and an even greater grandmother. Per her request, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Memorial Hospice, 821 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401.



Patricia Marie Cross

Patricia Marie Cross (Pat) passed away quietly in her La Quinta home on August 23, 2010 with her husband of 58 years, Donald G. Cross at her side. She was born August 31, 1932 to Eleanor and Walter Clasen in St. Louis, Mo. She is survived by her devoted husband and three grown sons, Donn - Nancy, Steven - Pearl, Guy - Laura. She was a loving grandmother to Kara Cross Leonard, Ryan Leonard, Dustin Cross, Gil Gonzales, Stephanie Mendoza, Gary Mendoza, Breanna Mendoza, Mia Cross, Bryan Cross and Cody Cross. She loved her role as a great grandmother (AKA "GG") to Alissa Leonard, Hannah Gonzales and Kaleb Cross McHan. She loved kids and they loved her. She loved having her "Grand dog", Trigger, for sleep overs at Grandma's house from one to ten days. Trigger loved it too. While still in high school in St. Louis Pat began a working career as Santa's helper in a major St. Louis department store. She would go on to become a model for women's clothes in the same store. Following her marriage to Don Cross on April 26, 1952 she worked for the Westinghouse Electric Corporation in St. Louis. In 1955 Pat and Don left St. Louis for California where they heard the streets were "paved with gold, there were oranges on every tree" and lots of opportunity for electricians, Don's working trade. The family settled first in Covina, moved to Pomona and put down deeper roots in Claremont, Calif. in 1963. During the Claremont years Pat became very active in Republican politics becoming President of Claremont Republican women. A rapidly expanding building market with plenty of electrical work brought Pat and Don to the Coachella Valley in 1979 and they have made this their permanent home since then. Pat continued her interest in politics and joined the Palm Springs Republican Assembly. She also served as President of the Rancho Mirage Republican Women and was a founding member and officer of the East Valley Republican Women and modeled in fund raising fashion shows for the group. Her Republican involvements led to an office position with Republican congressman Alfred "Al" A. McCandless who served as a California Representative to the U. S. Congress from 1983 to 1995. Pat's dedication and attention to detail spurred McCandless to appoint her to the position of district Chief of Staff. In that role she managed the Riverside and Palm Desert Congressional Offices. She often filled in for the congressman at meetings and events, speaking for his office as the occasion required. She held that position for approximately twelve years until the congressman stepped down from office. While heading the district staff for McCandless she was treated to a VIP tour of the White House. She has personally met Presidents Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford, has toured Air Force One, the Presidential aircraft and attended Republican National Conventions, twice as a voting delegate. She was invited to join the staff of retired President Gerald Ford but graciously declined to follow other interests. Following her stint of duty with McCandless she acted as a public relations point for Browning - Ferris Industries, the second largest waste management firm in the country. She was a Director in the La Quinta Historical Society and active in the La Quinta Museum, a Director of the La Quinta Chamber of Commerce, appointed to the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities by then Governor Pete Wilson. She loved NASCAR racing and even sponsored a car in the La Quinta Soap Box Derby. During a five year battle with cancer Pat never lost her positive take on life. She loved her husband Don, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, her social and political friends. She loved the Lord and professed a strong Christian faith in Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. She loved to bake cookies for neighbors, friends and especially for her fellow cancer patients at the Eisenhower Infusion Center. In the face of brutal sessions of chemotherapy and radiation she always had a smile and words of encouragement for others walking the same path. She was widely known in the area as a positive go getter who could get any job she was given done well. Pat was at peace with crossing over. "Vaya con Dios. Till we meet again." A celebration of her life is pending.



Patricia N. Lawson

Patricia N. Lawson born Septemper 7, 1949 in Omaha Nebraska, left this earth on September 17, 2010 at the age of 61, in Palm Springs Calif. At her side was her life partner of 31 years, Cheryl Burdeno. She leaves behind her sister, Terry Huff, nephew Jason Cook, her Aunt, Helen Smith, her Uncle, David Smith, and her mother, Dorcus Zwingman. She was preceded in death by her father John Egnew, grandmother Helen Mitchell, and step-father George Zwingman. Memorial will be announced at a later date.



Patrick Edwin "Ed" Donahue

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Paul Cheney Campbell

Paul Cheney Campbell 1923 - 2010 Paul Cheney Campbell was born May 3, 1923, in Long Beach California, the second of four sons born to George Montgomery and Adna Fern (Cheney) Campbell, and passed away on September 20, 2010, at home surrounded by his family. Paul grew up in Lancaster, graduated from Antelope Valley High School in 1941, and proudly enlisted in the, in August, 1941. Some of his most vivid memories came from being stationed at Henderson Field, Guadalcanal in 1943, where he served as aviation mechanic, aerial gunner, plane captain, and flight engineer for a Black Cat squadron, flying nightly missions in the Southwest Pacific. He relished the opportunity to help protect his country during, , and was fiercely patriotic. In 1944, stationed stateside in Alameda, Paul was able to work after hours fixing watches in his Grandfather's jewelry store in Oakland. This experience proved invaluable, as he learned the intricacies of the jewelry business under the watchful eye of his successful grandfather, Lem Cheney. Following his honorable discharge from the Navy, Paul joined the American Jewelry Company in 1949, and with a strong work ethic and natural aptitude for good business sense, he enjoyed a long, fulfilling career as a jeweler and retail business owner. He held the office of President of the California Retail Jewelers Association in 1968, and spent 17 years on the Gemological Institute of America's Board of Directors. His extended American Jewelry Co. family were important to Paul and he considered each one a friend. The tradition continues today with son-in-law Carl Saenger at the helm of American Jewelry Company. Paul also participated in the 20/30 Club of Bakersfield and was a Mason with Libertas Lodge. Like a multi-faceted gemstone, Paul had more than one side to his personality. His many interests included collecting pocket watches, photography, traveling, hunting, current events, tennis, poker, and all things World War II. He dearly loved his ranch property north of Bakersfield where for many years friends and family gathered on weekends, and Paul could wear cowboy boots, ride horses, help neighboring ranchers rope and brand their cattle, watch the stars at night, and teach his grandchildren the finer points of shooting a rifle, and driving a Jeep. He called it "a little bit of heaven." Paul conducted his life with dignity, integrity, and a positive attitude. He loved his family, valued his friends, and he will be deeply missed. The loss of his presence leaves a tremendous void in the lives of those left behind. Paul is survived by Clair, his loving wife of 47 years; son, Paul Campbell (Linda); daughter, Becky Saenger (Carl); son, Scot Campbell (Abby); grandchildren, Tricia Reily (Mike), Jay Campbell (Nikki), Amy Saenger, Mandy Saenger, Mark Saenger, Sara White (Paul), Stephen Campbell (Jennie), Ashley Campbell, Allison Mosley (Johnny); and great-grandchildren, Kiara Campbell, Rhiannon Campbell, and Cara Campbell. The family would like to thank the wonderful doctors, nurses, and technicians at DaVita Dialysis for their superb care during the last six years; and a special thank-you to Elsie Stevens, whom Paul treasured. A memorial service will be held on Monday, September 27, at 5:00 p.m., at Greenlawn Chapel, 3700 River Blvd., Bakersfield, CA 93305. If desired, donations can be made to St. Francis Church, SPCA, or to the charity of your choice.



Paul Engbrecht

Please join the family of Paul Engbrecht in celebrating his life and accomplishments. Remembering this remarkable man brings a flood of both tears and laughter. Paul was a husband, son, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, student of the bible, pilot, teacher,, , builder, gardener, trombone player, wine maker, word-smith, and all around " go-to-guy" for anything that needed fixing. And, Paul loved a good meal with his family!, The day before Paul passed, a family member received a significant dream, and immediately drove to be by his side to be with him. We are all grateful that God was watching over Paul during his last hour with us., Paul was preceded in death by his mother Rose, his father Mike, and his brother Jerre Michael. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Beverly; brothers Dale (his wife Nan), Jim (his wife Carol); and his sisters Marie (husband Dale) and Kathie (husband Steve); his sons Gary and Keith; and his daughters Leslie and Karyn; grandchildren Gwen, Josh, Jerome and Kelly, Jodie, Alan and Andrea, along with four great grandchildren., An open house celebration of his life will be held at his home at 9252 Hobie Drive, Auburn, CA off Mt. Vernon Rd from 2-8 p.m., Tuesday, September 21, 2010t and is open to all who knew him., For directions call Kathy or Steve at (916) 663-3386, or Jim or Carol at (916) 408-0135., In lieu of flowers please donate to the Parkinson's Foundation or your favorite charity.



Paul Miller

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Paul R. Livingston

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Paula Hernandez

Paula Hernandez Resident of San Jose Beloved mother and grandmother peacefully passed away at the age of 61 on September 21 2010. She is survived by her three kids Mario Puente, Jose Puente and Veronica Pedraza. Paula was a proud grandmother of 8 grandkids and one great grandchild. Visitation will be held on Saturday 9/25/2010 from 4pm to 7pm with a Rosary at 5pm at 56 S. Montgomery St., San Jose Ca. The burial will be held on Monday 9/27/2010 at Calvary Cemetery at 12:30 pm.



Pearl A. Haas

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Pearl A. Lane

Pearl A. Lane, 85, of Palm Springs, Calif. passed peacefully on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 in Hemet. Born December 28, 1924 in Loma, Colo., she was the oldest of eleven children born to Andrew and Dora Abeyta. Pearl enjoyed traveling, entertaining, and being with her family. She is survived by her loving family: son Scott Ferguson, two daughters, Kenna O'Melveny and husband Michael, Susan Walls and husband David; three grandchildren, Andy, Keri and Kate and their families; nine sisters and brothers and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial service will be at 11:00 AM, Monday, September 27, 2010 at Miller-Jones Hemet Mortuary located at 1501 W. Florida Ave, Hemet, CA. In lieu of flowers, if you choose, remember Pearl with donations to the Pearl A. Lane Memorial Fund, c/o American Forensic Nurses, 255 North El Cielo Road #195, Palm Springs, CA 92262. Online condolences 951-658-3161.



Pedro Castaneda

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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

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



Phyllis J. Agner

Phyllis Jean Agner, 64, of Thousand Palms, Calif. passed away September 15, 2010 surrounded by family. With the light of each day Phyllis inspired everyone with her determination, positive outlook, dazzling eyes, and her sense of humor. Without realizing it, Phyllis taught everyone who was a part of life's journey how to live life. We celebrate her life and she will forever remain in our hearts. Phyllis is survived by her son, Bernard (Mike) of Michigan; mother, Deena and step-father Ron Taylor of Thousand Palms; four brothers, Ron, Rick, Kerry, and Kevin; sisters-in-law, Dixie, Connie, Pam, and Monica; and sister, Brenda and husband Joe; and many nieces and nephews. There will be no service. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the



R. John "Buzz" Anderson

Passed away at his home in Healdsburg, CA, September 18, 2010, beloved father of Kathryn L. Hickey of Windsor and the late Gordon Anderson. Cherished grandfather of Lauren (Charles) Porcella of San Francisco, Alexandrea Hickey, Caitlin Hickey and Jennifer Hickey all of Windsor. Former husband of Patricia Napoli Fisher and mentor to her sons, Bill, Bryan and Dean Hall all of Medford, OR. Brother of the late Clarence H. Anderson and father-in-law of the late Ed Hickey. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A native of Berkeley, CA. Age 81 years. John was a general contractor for over 50 years and has resided in Healdsburg the past 35 years where he enjoyed raising sheep and donkeys. He was a member of the Sonoma County Farm Bureau. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service, Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY-SEBASTOPOL, 301 So. Main St., Sebastopol. The family prefer memorials be made to North County Hospice, 205 East St., Healdsburg, Ca. 95448 or to the, , 1451 Guerneville Rd., Suite 220, Santa Rosa, CA 95403.




RACZKOWSKI, RICHARD Descanso, CA (San Diego) October 11, 1946 - Sept. 21, 2010 Community Mortuary (619) 426-2006 




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Ralph Whitaker Maas

Maas, Ralph Whitaker, passed away September 22, 2010 at the age of 89. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Audrey Maas; daughter, Judy Ardaiz; sons, Ken, David and their spouses; numerous nieces, nephews, eleven grandkids and eight great-grandkids. Ralph served in



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.



Raul E. Revis

Raul E. Revis, 87, passed away Sept. 16th at his home in Vallejo., A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. today at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, 1137 Fifth St., Vallejo. Inurnment will be private. 



Ray W. Lockard

Ray W. Lockard March 11, 1927 - September 22, 2010 Funeral services for Ray will be held at Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary, 2739 Panama Lane, Bakersfield CA, at 3:00 p.m., Monday, September 27, 2010. Visitation will be Sunday, September 26th, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. Ray was born in Tolbert TX, the 9th of 11 children, to Thomas and Birdie Lockard. The family moved to Bakersfield in 1939. He attended Kern County Union High School (BHS) and after serving in the, , met and married the love of his life, Yvonne Jones. They were inseparable for almost sixty years. Ray dedicated his life to Yvonne and his daughters Lisa and Kathy and later to his three beloved grandchildren. He worked as an accountant for Trico, Bender, Apex and Fairway/Houchin. Family and friends will miss his great sense of humor and his intellect. He had an uncanny way of making everyone feel as if they were the most important person in the room. His favorite things were playing dominos at the Petroleum Club and Friday night dinners at Mexicali with family and friends. He and Yvonne were lifetime members of the Bakersfield Racquet Club. They loved playing tennis and played often with good friends Bob and Margaret Self. They also loved their wonderful friends on Cork Lane. Ray is survived by his daughter, Kathy Graham; grandson, Jayce Graham; granddaughters, Kaydee and husband Steve Trojanowski, Candice Graham, Brandee and Chris Ramirez; and beloved brother, T.H. Lockard. Ray was preceded in death by parents, Thomas and Birdie Lockard; his wife, Yvonne; daughter, Lisa; sisters, Nita, Reudean, Mary and Louise; brothers, Ralph, Shaw, Bedford, Chancy and Curtis. In lieu of flowers, make donations to Hoffmann Hospice, 8501 Brimhall Road #100, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary



Raymond Valenzuela Gutierrez

Raymond Valenzuela Gutierrez, 79, of Hanford, California entered into eternal rest on Friday, September 17, 2010 in Hanford, CA. He was a Farm Laborer., Raymond was born in Fontana, California on August 29, 1931 to Pedro and Pauline Gutierrez. His family moved to Hanford, California when he was a small child, where he was raised and educated. Raymond served in the United States, during the Korean Conflict from 1952 to 1954, earning the rank of Corporal. He earned the Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Korean Service Medal with two, , UN Service Medal, and National Defense Service Medal. He married Mary Soto in Hanford, California. She preceded him in death in December of 1996. Raymond was of Catholic faith. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, and as a young many enjoyed playing guitar, pool and cards. He was also preceded in death by his son, Raymond Gutierrez Jr., Raymond is survived by his children, Joe Gutierrez and wife, Sophia of Hanford, CA, Rudy Gutierrez of Reno, NV, Helen Gutierrez and companion, Guadalupe Ornellas of Hanford, CA, Amando Gutierrez and wife, Danielle of Hanford, CA, Eddie Gutierrez of Clovis, CA and Paul Gutierrez of Hanford, CA and 25 grandchildren., Graveside services will be held on Friday, September 24, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the Calvary Cemetery in Hanford, CA., Condolences may be made to, Arrangements are under the direction of People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591.



Reagan Lynn Clark

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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, 1000 Kentucky St., in the Patio Room.,



Revelina Libonao

Revelina Menciro Libonao Revelina Menciro Libonao of Lompoc died Saturday, September 18, 2010, at the age of 76. Revelina was born December 22, 1933 in the Philippine Islands. She came to the United States and settled in Lompoc in 1954. She worked for Aratex Industrial for 30 years, retiring in 1996. She was a longtime member of the Filipino American Club in Lompoc and an active member of La Purisima Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening but especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Revelina is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Renee L. and Charles Vandborg of Clovis; her son and daughter-in-law Roman and Lalita Libonao of Costa Mesa; her grandchildren Duane Vandborg, Gail Moore, Loren Howell and Melissa Miller; and her great-grandchildren Tyler Swofford, Macy Moore and Jason Miller. She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years Roman Libonao, Sr. in 1993, and her children Mary and Greg Howell. The visitation will be on Sunday, September 26, 2010, from 3:00pm-7:00pm in the chapel of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary. The evening vigil will start at 5:30pm. The mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 27, at 10:00am at the La Purisima Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery.



Rex Bewley

Rex Bewley, 1941-2010, Rex Bewley 69 passed away on Thursday, September 16th surrounded by his family. He was born May 14, 1941 in Lompoc, Ca. He lived in Guadalupe up until High School when the family moved to Santa Maria. Rex graduated from Santa Maria High School in 1959. After graduation, he traveled to Oregon to work in the family lumber mill. He joined the United States Marine Corp in 1961. In December of 1962 he married the love of his life, Lorraine. While serving in the Marines, they made their home in Oceanside. After serving four years in the Marines, Rex started his 38 year career as a Finance Manager. In 1980 he moved back to Santa Maria with his wife and three daughters. Rex was able to retire in 2002 to spend time with his family whom he loved very much., After his retirement, cooking became one of his favorite hobbies. He loved having family get togethers, barbeques, playing cards, dominos, bingo and spending time outside with his dogs. Some of his traditions included making pumpkin stew every Halloween and baking Christmas cookies with his grand-daughters. He has brought us much joy and love and we will forever be thankful for the fond memories of him that will live on in our hearts., Rex leaves behind his loving wife of almost 48 years Lorraine; his daughters Leah Simpkins and fiance Dave Trombetta of Monterey, Tina Chapman and son-in-law Mike of Santa Maria and Catherine Bewley of Los Angeles; his mother Marjorie Bewley of Santa Maria; sister Vickie Beaver and husband Don of Santa Maria; grand-daughters Taryn and Tori Chapman; nephews Jonnie Fittro and Sean Beaver; niece Tracee Fittro; and aunts, uncles, many cousins and his well loved dog Miranda., He was preceded in death by his father Bob Bewley in 1978, his brother Robert Stanley in 1943 and his sister Darline Fittro January 2010., In honor of his wishes, there will be no services. Donations can be made in memory of Rex to The Jacqualyn Palchak Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 1614, Pismo Beach, CA 93448, or The Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter, 548 W. Foster Rd., Santa Maria, CA 93455.



Rhodes, Obedia

Thursday, September 23, 2010 2:00 AM 

Obedia Rhodes Obedia Rhodes of Oakland, CA, passionate worshiper of Jesus Christ closed her eyes Sept. 16, 2010. Obedia was born Sept. 9, 1924 ..... 



Richard Alden

RICHARD SCOTT ALDEN Dick was born July 27th, 1931 in Hibbing, Minnesota, the son of Alvin and Verne Alden. He passed away at his home on Monday, September 20th. As a youngster, Dick moved to Pasadena, California with his family. He went through the Pasadena school system and after that, served briefly in the United States Air Force. He received his college degree from Woodbury Business School in Los Angeles. After college Dick worked for Union Oil. He later moved his young family to Riverside acquiring what eventually became Empire Oil Company. During his active life in Riverside, Dick, along with building Empire Oil into a major petroleum and chemical distributor, devoted his time and resources to a number of community charitable organizations. He also was active in Republican politics and various local sports programs. Dick was known for his generosity in support of anything he was a part of and those with whom he came in contact enjoyed his sense of humor. Mr. Alden is survived by his son Eric Alden of Huntington Beach and wife Martha; Daughter Michelle Fisher of Aliso Viejo; Daughter-in-law Ann Alden of Riverside; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Also surviving are Dick\'s sister Barbara Meza of San Clemente and a brother Gayle Alden of Auburn, Washington. Dick was pre-deceased by his son Scott, who played an important role in the building of Empire Oil, and by his granddaughter Jennifer Stevens. A private grave-side service will be held at Olivewood Memorial Park. Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service Saturday October 2 at 2:00pm. The service will be held at Salvation Army Chapel located at 3695 1st Street in Riverside, California. Contributions in memory of Dick can be made to the Salvation Army of Riverside.



Richard Clermont

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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 Salvador Bersamin

Richard Salvador Bersamin Feb. 7, 1910 - Sept. 25, 2009 Beloved husband, father, grand father, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. A great man of dignity, grace, and strong virtues devoted to love and peace. A faithful Catholic and patriotic American. An exceptional orator, accomplished chef and humanitarian. A world traveler, who loved life, all people, animals, horticulture, sports and fishing. Richard cherished his wife and family and his health consciousness and humor led him to a long life of 99 years. Dearest Papa, Remembering and missing you on your one-year anniversary with Our Lord.... You gave us a lifetime of love, joy and laughter. We hold sacred and are grateful for our time shared. Our love for you is eternal and you will live forever in our hearts. Thank you for devoting your life to the most important aspirations in life: faith, family, humanity and country. You have shown and taught us unconditional love, support, kindness, generosity, compassion, strength, courage, tolerance, work ethic, equality, integrity and pride. By your life's examples and teachings, we too are proud, strong and have faith in God. Thank you for being a wonderful person and instilling in us your magnificent wisdom. We will honor and respect you and Mama by celebrating your life. Your name, integrity, dreams and joyful spirit will live on forever... through your children, your legacy. Until we meet again... Your loving and devoted family ~ Aloha and Mahalo ~



Rita A. Hastings

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Ritchie Lei Lusung Campued

Ritchie Lei Campued, of Vallejo, Calif., passed away suddenly on Monday. She was born in Pampanga, Philippines., Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, Sept. 25, with a Catholic Prayer Service tonight at 7 at Skyview Funeral Chapel, 200 Rollingwood Drive, Vallejo., Arrangements by Skyview Memorial Lawn, Vallejo. A memorial fund has been set up for the three minor children at Bank of America, Account No. 05782-76819.



Robert Earl "Bob" Nance

Robert Earl "Bob" Nance passed away Sept. 12 at David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base. He was born in Altamont, Ill., to Robert E. Nance Sr. of Illinois and Mary Florence Skidmore of Oklahoma. Bob had made Vacaville his home since 1961. His health had been declining in recent months., As a U.S. Army/Air Corp cadet in 1943, Bob met and married Louise Albea of Eagle Pass, Texas. Louise passed away in 1997. Bob is survived by his children, Kay Frank (Bob), Lyn, Earl (Susan), Janice Beach (Pat) and Nancy Bastida (Ken); grandchildren, Jana Nobrega (John), Celeste Klanjac (Mark), Jade Nance, Jack Bastida, Sam Bastida and Kyria Bastida; and great-grandchildren, Luke Nobrega, Jake Nobrega, Madeline Klanjac and Max Nobrega. He is also survived by his brother, Jack of Osprey, Fla. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Nancy., Bob joined the Army/Air Force during World War II. He was a B-17 bombardier in the 8th AF/100th Bomb Group. He flew 35 missions over Germany, escaped and evaded the enemy by escaping into Belgium. He was protected by the underground until he was liberated by invading Allies. He held many positions until his military retirement in 1962 at Travis AFB., He began a second career with the state government. He quickly moved into information services for the Division of Highways, spending time working for the California Highway Patrol, Department of Health and filling in as the governor's press secretary for both Ronald Reagan and Jerry Brown. He retired from the state after 15 years and spent his time enjoying family, baseball and reading., The family enjoyed get-togethers where Bob would delight everyone with stories from his childhood in Kankakee, Ill., to all the famous and infamous people he met throughout his life., Private family services will be held. Bob will be inurned with Louise in Livermore. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars., Arrangements are under the direction of McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546,



Robert Hannan Jones

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Robert Jay Nicks

It is with great sadness that the family of Robert Jay Nicks announces his passing on September 14, 2010. Bob was born in Wyoming on September 9, 1941., Bob was a business entrepreneur and his life passions were his family, friends, fishing, hunting and golf., He is survived by his wife, Barbara of 25 years, his mother, Edna Nicks of Hanford, CA, his two sons, Randy of Gilbert, AZ, Sean of Hanford, CA and his daughter, Marissa Nicks of Tempe, AZ., their spouses Terry Harland, Deborah Nicks and two grandchildren, Taylor and Kyle Nicks., Bob will lovingly be remembered by all his friends and extended family for his gracious manner and charismatic nature., Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Mission Valley on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 11a.m., In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to San Diego Hospice Foundation, 4311 Third Ave., San Diego 92103,, or a charity of your choice., Bless you, Big Bob! You will be in our hearts forever.



Robert Mark Savage

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Roger W. Dundas

June 17, 1934 - Sept. 22, 2010 Roger W. Dundas died on September 22, 2010 in Palm Springs, Calif. from congestive heart failure. Roger was born in Santa Monica, Calif. on June 17, 1934 to Afton McMurray and Gustavus Dundas. He moved to Indio and went to Coachella Valley High School, San Bernadino Valley Junior College and San Diego State. He was a bartender at the El Cortez Hotel during college. He worked for Safeway for 3 years but for 33 years he worked in construction for the Jones Brothers Company and Granite Company here in Indio and San Diego. Rain or shine, boiling hot or freezing cold he was driving the massive water truck and other heavy equipment. He loved working outdoors. Roger loved Latin Jazz, Ford cars, Mexican food and winning at the casino. With Mary Dorr, his companion, he traveled to Montana, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Arizona and Hawaii. Mary and Roger spent many weekends in San Diego, his favorite city. Roger was a true and loyal friend. He kept in touch with all his many friends, Carmen Villegas-Iseman, Irene Munoz Murray, John Purdin, John Convaloff, Alec Sicre, Johnny Jones, Nina Hood, Mike Bozick, Mike Hoffman, John Mountain and Jackie Burkholder. The staff at A & D Eldercare were such good caregivers for Roger. He was a very special man and always a perfect gentleman. He will be missed by all his friends. He requested no services.



Rose Arlotti

Arlotti, Rose Funeral Mass for Rose Arlotti will be held at 10:30 am Tues. 9/28 at Calvary Cemetery in Los Angeles. Survivors include her daughters, Joanna Charleton and Annette Eberhard; and son, John Arlotti. Obit at



Roshan Rahbari

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Rosie Angel (In Memoriam)

ROSIE ANGEL A Note To The Love Of My Life Rosie, the worst day of my life was Sept. 25, 2007, approx. 7pm. The girls called me at work and said "Mom\'s Gone". I think back and wish that I had been a much better husband from the very beginning. I also wish that I had told you how very much I loved you and I still do. The girls, Lisa and Rachel, miss you so much and so do "the grandkids". I never realized how much I could miss you. I pray daily that we may be together again. All my love your husband, Angel. P.S. I followed your wishes, I had your fountain built as you requested, it is very pretty, I hope you like it. Your husband Angel.



Roy Palmer

ROY GEORGE PALMER Passed away on Friday, September 17, 2010 at the age of 77. He was born to Roy and Marie Palmer in Fairfax, Minnesota and raised in Mount Angel, Oregon where he attended St. Mary\'s Elementary School and Mount Angel Abby Prep High School. Roy received a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Santa Clara and served in the U.S. Army Reserves Corps of Engineers, earning the rank of Captain. Roy began his career as an engineer for the City of Los Angeles, Department of Airports at Los Angeles International Airport where he met his wife of 48 years, Patricia. In 1962, Roy and Pat moved to Riverside where he started his private engineering practice, Palmer Engineering, Inc., which he proudly operated for nearly 40 years. The firm served many clients throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties, including Stater Brothers Markets. While a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the California Society of Professional Engineers, Roy met many of his close, long-time friends. Roy, a loving husband and devoted father, is survived by his wife, Patricia; his son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Lisa Palmer of Riverside; his daughter and her husband, Susan and Edward Sayer of Pasadena. He was blessed with four grandchildren: Scott, Audrey, Everett and Mary. In addition, Roy is survived by brothers, John and Daniel Palmer; sisters, Rose Dryden and Mary Kligel; and numerous nieces and nephews, all of Oregon. He was preceded in death by siblings Helen Beyer and Michael Palmer. Roy loved fishing, snow skiing, golfing, gardening and most of all, traveling with his wife. Roy\'s deep spiritual faith was witnessed by his involvement in the Catholic church. He served on St. Catherine\'s Parish Council and also was elected President of Riverside Serra International, an organization that fosters vocations to the priesthood. A rosary will be recited at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 29, and will be followed by a memorial mass at 12:00 noon. All services will be held at St. Catherine of Alexandria Church in Riverside. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to Riverside Community Health Foundation are suggested. Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary (951) 688-1221 To offer further condolences please visit



Ruby Lee Henson

Ruby Lee Henson, 96, of Laton, California entered into eternal rest on Saturday, September 18, 2010 in Hanford, California., Ruby was born in Arkansas and was raised and educated in Oklahoma. At the age of nineteen she began her teaching career in Oklahoma. She received her teaching credential from Oklahoma State Teacher's College in Talequah, OK. In 1938 she married Pete Henson in Oklahoma and in 1939 they moved to California, living in various places. In 1953 Pete and Ruby settled in Laton, California where they raised their family. Ruby taught school in Laton for eight years and during that time attended Fresno State, receiving her Bachelor's degree in Education in 1956. She was a member of the Laton Pentecostal Church of God. Ruby enjoyed gardening, especially vegetables, knitting, crocheting, quilting and baking. Her specialty was her light bread and cinnamon rolls and homemade ice cream. Ruby was preceded in death by Myrna Wharton and Clarence Henson., Ruby is survived by her five children, Harrold Henson of Oklahoma, Leah Korff of Laton, CA, Clifford Henson of Laton, CA, Pete Henson of Laton, CA and Kenneth Henson of Squaw Valley, CA; 20 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren., Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Laton, CA., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements are entrusted to People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, Ca 93230 (559) 584-5591.



Ruth Dorland

Friday, September 17, 2010 3:00 AM 




Ruth O'Brien

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 3:00 AM 

Ruth E. O'Brien died at home in Napa in the arms of her loving husband, Edgar P. O'Brien. She had a long struggle with cardiac disease, which caught up with her late Friday night, Sept. 17, 2010.




PAOLINI, SALLY J. Chula Vista, CA Aug. 10, 1921 - Sept. 21, 2010 Fort Rosecrans Nat'l. Cemetery Wed. October 6, 2010 at 11:30 am Community Mortuary (619) 426-2006 




WHITEHEAD, SHIRLEY MINNIE Shirley Whitehead passed away on Sept. 23, 2010. She was born in a farmhouse in Redfield, South Dakota on Feb. 8, 1922. Shirley was the first born of Albert and Phoebe Sprague. She was blessed with three children, nine grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Shirley was active in the La Mesa RSVP and the YMCA of La Mesa. As a memorial to Shirley, donations to the, is suggested by the family.



Santiago Valencia

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Scott, Robert C.

Friday, October 16, 2009 2:00 AM 

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



Shane Michael Rocha

Shane Michael Rocha passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at Hanford Community Hospital., He was born on June 17th, 1992 in Visalia, Ca. He lived in Tulare until 2001, and for the last nine years has been living in Hanford, Ca. He attended Hanford High School for three years, and graduated from EFJ high school this past June., Shane is survived by his grandparents, Dawn and Nellie Miller. His parents, Paul Rocha Sr. of Hanford, Ca. and Katherine Rocha of Visalia, Ca. His four brothers, Paul Jr. 21, Travis 20, Brian 15, and Shawn 14, of Hanford, Ca. And he is also survived by his future son, Shane Michael Rocha Jr. who is expected to be with us December 21st., Visitation will be on Thursday, September 23, 2010 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. with a Celebration of Life at 11:00 a.m. at Koinonia Christian Fellowship 12536 Hanford-Armona Road, Hanford, with burial to follow at the Hanford Cemetery., Arrangements are under the direction of Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Services Chapel in Hanford.



Sharon Dianne "RED" Eselius

Sharon Dianne "RED" Eselius, 9/19/2010, Sunday September 19, 2010 Sharon (62) passed at home in Magnolia Texas. Long time resident of Rio Linda, Calif., and graduate of Roseville High (1966 Sharon Mayfield) Roseville, Calif. She went peacefully after a two and a half year battle of renal cell cancer. She was surrounded by her husband of 30 years Rick, sons Robert and Steven at her bed side. She leaves behind her Mother Joan Mayfield, Sister Melodee Packard, Sister Peggy Henry (George), Grandsons Jason Rodgers, Jourdan Keliikoa, Sister-in-laws Dona Moore (Bob), Doretta Friddle (Mike) many cousins, nieces and nephews and long time close friends., Sharon was an angel driving a School Bus for 30 years. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Lighthouse Hospice, Conroe/Tomball Texas.



Shawn Lynn Barlow

SHAWN LYNN BARLOW FEB 20, 1970 - SEP 19, 2010 Shawn was raised in the Central Valley by his parents Glenda Catanzarite-Pometta and Dan Barlow. At thirteen Shawn moved to Turlock. In 1988 he graduated from Turlock High School. Shawn attended MJC and graduated from Stanislaus State with a Political Science degree. In 2002 he graduated from University of Wyoming, College of Law. During his third year, Shawn successfully argued a published appellate case before the Wyoming Supreme Court and practiced in the Laramie City Attorney's Office. Shawn returned to Turlock following graduation and in 2003 obtained his dream job as a prosecutor in the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office. Shawn strongly believed ''evil prevails when good men do nothing'' and relished his job as a Deputy DA. For the past three years, Shawn was the Major Narcotics Vendor Prosecutor prosecuting major narcotics sales and related crimes. He excelled as a trial attorney and was well respected by law enforcement and legal community. Shawn most recently ran for Turlock City Council and was at his happiest. Shawn loved music, concerts, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, rebuilding his 1958 Chevy Truck, books and politics. He excelled in sports and was an avid Dodgers, Lakers, Rams and LA Kings fan. Shawn is survived by mother Glenda Catanzarite-Pometta (David), father Dan Barlow (Maria), step-father Pat Catanzarite (Jill), step-brother Joseph Tone (Mary), fiancee Lindsey Robbins and several family members. He is also survived by an incredible group of friends, each a brother and a sister to him. He was preceded in death by grandmother, Darylene Morris, grandfather Donald Orr, grandfather Al Snyder, grandfather Robert Barlow, brother Heath Barlow and cousin Lanna Watham. Services will be held September 28, 2010, at noon at Modesto Centre Plaza. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Shawn Barlow Memorial Fund at any US Bank.



Smith, Glenda Gail (Boley)

Saturday, September 25, 2010 2:00 AM 

Glenda Gail Smith, 53, of Victor, died Sept. 23. She was born July 9, 1957 in Sacramento. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker. She enjoyed camping, ..... 



Sophie Leahy

Passed somewhat suddenly but peacefully on the evening of Tuesday, September 21, 2010 comforted by her loving and adoring husband Charles Leahy. Sophie, a native, born and raised in the mission district of San Francisco as well known as a poignant, optimistic, happy-go lucky beautiful woman with a heart of gold, God loving with an unselfish attitude towards her family and many friends. In her early years, Sophie diligently worked for a family owned business; The St. Francis Creamery and later owned and operated Doc's Clock Tavern, both located in the San Francisco Mission District. She is survived by her dedicated and loving husband for forty years, Charles Leahy; her sister and very best friend, Virginia Fassler, her loving brother Chris Christakes; step-children, Kathi Rued, Richard (Mary) Slavin, step-granddaughter, Emily Rued; sister-in-laws Delores Bork and Camille Zents; nephews, James (Diane) Fassler, Peter (Barbara) Christakes and nieces, Cathy (Jack) Clifford, Tanya (Bill) Bingham, Mari (Gary) Pease and numerous other nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Star of the Valley Catholic Church, 545 White Oak Drive, Santa Rosa, CA. A Visitation will be held on Monday, September 27, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. at the LAFFERTY & SMITH COLONIAL CHAPEL, 4321 Sonoma Highway, Santa Rosa, CA. Entombment will follow the mass at Calvary Catholic Cemetery-Santa Rosa. In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorial contributions be made to Hospice by the Bay, Sonoma CA.



Sopjes, Robert P.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 2:00 AM 

Robert P. Sopjes, 85, formerly of Lodi, died Sept. 13. He was born Feb. 8, 1925 in Kalamazoo, Mich. Mr. Sopjes graduated Kalamazoo High School. ..... 



Spencer, Elisabeth Alayne "Becky" (Beckett)

Saturday, September 25, 2010 2:00 AM 

Elisabeth (Becky) Alayne Spencer, age 80, died peacefully in her Lodi home with her beloved husband of 58 years by her side early Thursday .....



Sr. Mary Elizabeth McKeever

Sr. Mary Elizabeth, St. Joseph of Cluny Sister, went peacefully to God in the Cluny Sisters' residence, 853 W. 7th St., in San Pedro, on September 22, 2010. May she rest in peace. Born in Belfast, N. Ireland, June 20, 1920, sister made her religious vows in Ireland, August 11, 1949. As a member of a missionary community, her assignments took her to various missions around the world. From 1998, she served in SS. Peter & Paul Parish, Wilmington, until the Cluny Sisters moved to Mary Star Parish, San Pedro, October 2009. The oldest of eleven children, Sr. Mary Elizabeth is survived by four sisters, two brothers, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family in Ireland, England and New York. She will be missed by her Cluny Sisters in San Pedro and all around the world. Special thanks to Trinity Care Hospice for their loving care of our Mary Liz. Visitation in Convent Chapel, Sunday, September 26 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.; with the vigil service at 7 p.m., in Convent Chapel, at 853 W. 7th St., San Pedro. Mass of Resurrection, 10:30 a.m., Monday, September 27 at Mary Star of the Sea Church, 7th and Meyler, in San Pedro, followed by interment at All Souls Cemetery, Long Beach, reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cluny Sisters' Retirement Fund and/or Cluny Missions. Please sign the guestbook at



Stephens, Emani

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 2:00 AM 

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Steve Harty

STEVE A. HARTY Steve A Harty was born May 30, 1953 to Bill & Mary Harty of Riverside. He passed away at his home on Sunday Sept 19th. The family moved to Riverside in 1959 where he graduated from Ramona High School. Steve then moved back to Iowa to attend college and graduated in 1979 from Upper Iowa University in Fayette Iowa. Within days of graduating, he began his long time career as a State Farm Agent in Corona until his passing. Steve loved the insurance industry and loved assisting his clients in every way. He is survived by his father Bill and sister Brenda. Steve will be dearly missed by all. He will be laid to rest on Friday Sept 24th at a private funeral. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked donations be sent to the




MURPHY, THOMAS N. August 7, 1915 to Sept. 21, 2010 Dad was born in Seattle, Washington, the son of George and Maime Murphy. As a young man dad moved with his family to the Hollywood area of Los Angeles. He attended Hollywood High School and Los Angeles City College. Dad studied Electrical Engineering and began a long career with the, Supply Company. In 1939 dad married his first wife, Josephine and three years later moved to San Diego. Dad continued in the electrical business and after his retirement from GE, he founded his own company. Dad was extremely proud of his many years serving San Diego's youth through his nearly 40 years with the Uptown Optimist Club of San Diego. Dad is survived by his wife June Asta Murphy, daughters Patricia Packard, Diane Jones, Kathy (Richard) Barner, Carol Sawade, Margie (Steve) Frazer, and Colleen Murphy. In addition he is survived by sons Bill, Michael, and Tom (Flo) Murphy, along with stepdaughter Beverly (Dave) Roberts and sister Mary Frey. Dad is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife Josephine, his brother George and sisters Jeanne McDonald and Patty Harpel. Services will be at 10 a.m., Monday, September 27th, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 2766 Navajo Road, El Cajon with burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Uptown Optimist Club.




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Terry Dee Bettencourt

TERRY DEE BETTENCOURT DEC 14, 1962 - SEP 23, 2010 Terry Dee Bettencourt, age 47 of Killeen, Texas passed away Thursday, September 23, 2010 in a Temple, Texas hospital. Terry was born December 14, 1962 in Modesto, California to Earl Smith and Erma (Schnee) Smith. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Jack Bloodsaw and her father, Earl Smith. She is survived by her mother, Virginia Smith; her husband, Joseph Bettencourt; sisters, Lucy Carpenter and Ginger Smith-Holmes; a daughter, Christina Smith; four grandchildren, Alexis Riddle, Joshua Riddle, Faith Smith and Joseph Smith and numerous nieces and nephews. There are no services planned at this time, it was her desire to be cremated. Arrangements are under the direction of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen, TX. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at:, www.crawfordbowersfuneral



Thelma Dickey Worthen

A memorial service will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Benicia Historical Museum, 2060 Camel Road, Benicia., Please RSVP by Oct. 13 to ThelmaWorthen or to Laura Eytan, 2 West Welling Ave., Pennington, NJ, 08534., Memorial gifts may be made in her name to the Benicia Library, Attn: Toni Yosick, 150 East "L" St., Benicia, CA 94510.



Theresa Marie Winkelman

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

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Thomas Bailon

Thomas Ruben Bailon Resident of San Carlos Alajuela, Costa Rica. Former S.F. Firefighter. Born 9/11/56, S. F., CA. Died 5/26/10, Costa Rica. Memorial Service Tue, 9/28, at 11:00 A.M. St. Monica's Church, 470-24th Ave., S.F., CA, (24th & Geary). Pastor John Green



Thomas Calvin Alley

Tom, 57, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at his home in Germantown, Md. A California native, Tom lived for many years in San Luis Obispo County. He enjoyed a game of golf, sharing stories and was a handyman to his family and friends. Tom is survived by his mother, Dean Alley Phillips; brothers Ray (Nyla) Alley, Jim Alley, Dan Alley and Bruce (Darlene) Montgomery; sisters Barbra (Charlie) Boyd, Annette Montgomery and Gail Montgomery; and sister-in-law, Mary Whiteford. He is also survived by nieces and nephews Shannon (Joe) Hurtado, David (Crystal) Alley, Paul Cardenas, Acacia (Tim) Carras, Deni Alley and Christina Whisman; great nieces and nephews Alexis and Natalie Hurtado, Jared, Lucas and Alyssa Alley and Zane Carras; and many other family and friends. Tom was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Alley Sr.; and brother, Stephen Alley.



Thomas Mathew Kische

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

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Thomas Rawson

Thomas Rawson, 82, of Palm Desert, Calif. passed away on Sept. 14, 2010. Tom was born October 29, 1927 in Los Angeles, Calif. Tom retired from 



Thomas, Helen (Gowans)

Saturday, September 25, 2010 2:00 AM 

Helen L. Thomas (Gowans) Apr. 26, 1921 - Sept. 17, 2010 Resident of Hayward Helen L. Thomas (Gowans) beloved wife, mother, grand-mother, great grandmother, .....



Thompson, Harry

Saturday, September 25, 2010 2:00 AM 

Harry Pasquale Thompson Dec. 13, 1931 - Sept. 19, 2010 Harry, a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend, died peacefully Sunday at .....



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



Tito Horacio Ortiz Sr.

Tito Horacio Ortiz Sr., 65, died on Friday, Sept. 17., He was born on Jan. 9, 1945., Services will be private., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041,



Todd Rusten

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Tony Amaral

TONY AMARAL MAR 26, 1921 - SEP 16, 2010 Tony was born in Atwater, California. He grew up in the Modesto, Salida Area, Central Valley, attending local schools. Prior to, , he worked as a ranch hand. Subsequently working for the Oakland/Stockton Ship Yards. From 1942 to 1945, Tony served in the, Air Core. He served in the Asiatic, Pacific Theater, for the 596th Signal Aircraft Warning Battalion as a Plotter. He participated in four campaigns earning four invasion stars, including the Good Conduct Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one, , Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He was very proud of his military service. After the war, Tony married his first wife, Mary Coito, who passed away in 1968. He worked for feed mills for a brief period, before working for Modesto Welding and Tank Works for 15 years as a Welder, Truck Driver. In 1961, Tony bought a ranch in the Escalon Area where he farmed and ran a small dairy for 17 years. He also worked seasonally for Contadina Foods, in Riverbank, for several years. In 1990, he moved to Coos Bay, Oregon with his second wife, Marylou, where he resided the last 20 years. He was a square dancer and liked Country Western Music, especially Jimmy Rogers. He loved to sing and play his guitar for family and friends. Tony is survived by his sons; Robert (Paula), Steven (Sheree). Grandchildren; Danielle, Mary, Benjamin, one great grandchild; Rylee Diane and his long time Companion, Janice Blue. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary, his second wife, Marylou. Parents; Manual and Marianna. Four brothers; Manual, Bill, Fred and Ben. Visitation will be at on Sunday, September 26th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Franklin & Downs Funeral Home, 1050 McHenry Avenue, Modesto. The Graveside Service will be held on Monday, September 27th at 11:00 am at the St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery, 1141 Scenic Drive, Modesto. Remembrances may be made to your favorite charity. Franklin & Downs Funeral Home are in charge of the arrangements.




DEATH NOTICEALEXANDER, William A.: 95; of Santa Barbara; died Sept. 22; memorial 10 a.m. Oct. 16 at Vista del Monte; arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.




March 17, 1927 - September 22, 2010. He was born in Hermansville, Michigan and served in the 



Velma Medeiros

Velma Medeiros, 87, died Thursday, Sept. 23, in Vallejo following a long illness., Velma was born in Benicia to Joe and Elsie Luiz, both native and lifelong Benicians. Velma worked at the Benicia Arsenal in the accounting department and retired from her job there. She lived in Petaluma for many years where she helped run a dairy farm with her then husband, Manuel Medeiros., She is survived by her cousin, Myrtle Marie Correia of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and two second cousins, Sharon (Jay) Glassmaker of Bayfield, Colo., and George (Wanda) Gieffels of Benicia., A Requiem Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29 in St. Dominic's Church, Benicia. A private entombment will follow in, St. Dominic's Cemetery, Benicia. The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Passalacqua Funeral Chapel, 901 West Second St., Benicia, where friends may call after 4 p.m. on that day., Arrangements are under the direction and care of Passalacqua Funeral Chapel, (707) 745-3130.



Victor Baldemar Ramos

Victor Baldemar Ramos, 49, of Hanford, California entered into eternal rest on September 10, 2010 in Fresno, California., Victor was born in Coalinga, California on July 18, 1961 to Baldemar and Juanita Ramos. He attended Avenal High School where he was a member of the football and track teams, graduating in 1979. At the time of his passing, Victor was employed by Waste Management in Kettleman City, California for 25 years as an Operating Engineer. He was a loving son, brother and father. Victor enjoyed spending time with his son, Christian and his nephew Edward Zavala playing golf, traveling to the coast, and watching football. He was kind and caring and was a very hard working man., Victor was preceded in death by his mother, Juanita Ramos in 2002., He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him., Victor is survived by his loving son, Christian Michael Ramos of Hanford, CA; his father, Baldemar Ramos of Avenal, CA; three brothers, David L. Ramos of Atascadero, CA, Robert Ramos and Edward Ramos, both of Avenal, CA and one sister, Estella Ramos of Hanford, CA; one niece, Jennifer Ramos; one nephew, Edward Steven Zavala and a great niece, Jaynee Campos and many, many friends., Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 10-noon with funeral services to follow at 12:30 p.m. at People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements entrusted to People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591



Victor Ramirez

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 3:00 AM 

Victor Gonzalez Ramirez, 63, passed away at Kaiser Hospital in Vacaville on Sept. 8, 2010. He was born March 23, 1947, in Texas, to Maria Ramirez (deceased). He graduated from St. Helena High School.



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 Anthony Giampaoletti

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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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Virginia "Ginner" Stambaugh

VIRGINIA GINNER'' STAMBAUGH OCT 7, 1918 - SEPT 16, 2010 Virginia Ginner'' Stambaugh, 91, died September 16, 2010 at her daughter's home in Farmington, Michigan. Born Virginia Graham in Manteca, CA, she married her high school sweetheart, Winfield Stambaugh. They lived most of their lives in Modesto and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1989, shortly before his death. Ginner was a graduate of Modesto High School, attended Modesto Junior College, and worked as a telephone operator in her early years. She was a long-time member of Eastern Star and the First Congregational Church of Salida. Ginner volunteered at Memorial Medical Center where she was honored for her many years of service and for the remarkable amount of blood and platelets she donated regularly. In addition to her daughter Diane Hart (Tom), she is survived by her sons Gary (Joan) of Stockton, and Darrel (Diane) of San Jose. Her extended family includes 14 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her and admired her eternal optimism and strength. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the First Congregational Church, 4825 Broadway, in Salida. Lunch will follow in the church social hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the First Congregational Church in Salida, or to Henry Ford Hospice Oakland Team, 1 Ford Place, 5A, Detroit, Michigan, 48202-3450.



Virginia A. Licon

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Virginia Melara

February 16, 1930- September 20, 2010 Virginia Melara "NANA" was born Feb 16 1930 to Mary Melvina Wright and Edwin Lyman Keen in Topeka Kansas. Virginia passed away in her home On September 20 with her husband of 43 years and her son, Michael, by her side. She was preceded in death by her sisters Delores Campilo and Josephine Martinez and her brother William Keen. She was survived by her sisters Mary Thompson, Julia (Flo) Pini, Jeanine Kim and all twelve of her children: Mark Bluthardt, Marsha Becker, Dan Bluthardt, Amy Tobiness, Mitch Bluthardt, Phillip Bluthardt, Michael Bluthardt, Thomas Doyle, Melissa Then, Jaime Doyle, Chris Doyle and Stacey Young. Virginia met and married the love of her life, Tito Melara, in San Francisco in 1966 and moved to Eureka in 1971 where she raised her children and a good number of her over 53 grandchildren and great grand children. Virginia's heart was as big as her family and she loved the Lord. His words were always on her lips and in her heart. Her ministry was the way she lived her life. Her church was her kitchen. There were always cookies in a jar, cakes on the counter, and handmade tortillas any time; day or night. Everyone was always welcome, and there was enough food and love for all who came. As the matriarch of a giant family Virginia "Nana" left behind a legacy of unconditional love and acceptance. She will be missed by all the lives she has touched. Services will be held Saturday September 25th at 11 a.m. at First Calvary church in Fields Landing. All are welcome to join our family in celebrating her life. Please sign the guest book at



Vivian Chilcote

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FOX III, WILLIE of Chula Vista Oct. 12, 1953 - Sept. 20, 2010 Viewing 09/26 5pm-9pm & Service 09/27 12pm Garden Chapel at Greenwood Mortuary (619) 264-3131 



Wayne Kellogg

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Weisser-Klos, Vivian Mae

Friday, September 24, 2010 2:00 AM 

Vivian Mae Weisser-Klos Sept. 26, 1954 - Sept. 17, 2010 Resident of San Leandro Vivian was preceded in death by her father Lloyd Weisser. ..... 



Wiesner, Marie

Saturday, September 25, 2010 2:00 AM 

Marie C. Wiesner July 24, 1915 - Sept. 20, 2010 Resident of Kensington Marie C. Wiesner, 95, a retired teacher and administrator with the ..... 



Wiley, Gary L.

Saturday, September 25, 2010 2:00 AM 

Gary L. Wiley Resident of Fremont Gary Wiley passed away September 10, 2010 at his home in Fremont, CA, after suffering a heart attack. ..... 



William J. Chynoweth

WILLIAM J. CHYNOWETH SEP 14, 1940 - SEP 19, 2010 William John Chynoweth, 70 of Manchester, WA died in Bremerton on September 19, 2010. He was born September 14, 1940 in Ishpeming, MI to William T. & Jane (Pascoe) Chynoweth. He graduated from Thomas Downey HS in 1958 in Modesto, CA and attended the University of CA at Berkley. He married Jean Davis on December 30, 1974 in Port Orchard. William was a graduate apprentice and worked as a Machinist at PSNS & Naval Sea Systems Command PERA (CV), retiring in 1996. He served 6 years in the U.S. Army which included a tour in Vietnam. William was a member of St. Bede's Episcopal Church in Port Orchard where he served a lay reader, member of the bishop's committee and the building committee for the new Parish Hall. His hobbies included woodworking, photography, boating, and fishing. He especially enjoyed a day of hunting with his two sons and the Labrador Retriever they each owned. Surviving are wife Jean; daughters, Nanci (Mark) Clawson of WVA & Jennifer (Travis) Nation of Port Orchard; sons, Joseph Chynoweth of Seabeck, WA & Steven (Trisha) Caley of Honolulu, HI; nine grandchildren; mother Jane (Pascoe) Chynoweth & sister Peg (Dan) Kiser, both of Modesto. He was preceded by his father in 2000. Memorial service at St. Bede's Episcopal Church in Port Orchard at 2:00 pm on October 9,2010 with a simultaneous service at Christ the King Episcopal Church in Riverbank, CA. Private inurnment at Sunset Lane Memorial Park in Port Orchard. Memorial donations to Hospice of Kitsap County, PO Box 3416, Silverdale, WA 98383 or St. Bede's Episcopal Church, PO Box 845, Port Orchard, WA 98366 (Building Fund). Online memorial at,



William James Bullis

William James Bullis, 17, died, along with his father and his grandmother, in the fire that followed the explosion Sept. 9, 2010, of a natural-gas line in San Bruno, Calif. He was a student at Millbrae High School and is survived by his mother, Sue, and his sister, Janine.



William K. Coblentz

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William Peter McAndrew

May 25, 1926-September 8, 2010 Died on September 8, 2010, at the age of 84. Born to Alexander and Frances McAndrew on May 25, 1926, he was raised in Ross CA and graduated from Tamalpais High School. He served in, in the Pacific Theater with the 77th Infantry Division of the US Army including action on Okinawa and the Philippines and with the occupation troops in Japan, earning several awards including the Army Presidential Unit Citation, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon/77th Division, and the, . He graduated from, in 1950, where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon and the Elihu Club, and in 1952, married Eleanor Pischel of Ross. His professional career included Pacific Coast Industries, and Wells Fargo Bank as SVP in charge of its operations in the Far East. Upon retirement he obtained a degree in antique clock restoration from West Dean College, Chichester, England, and practiced this trade for many years. Eleanor Pischel died in 1997. In 2000 he married Sarah Blair of San Francisco and moved from Sonoma to Marin County. Board service included the Cate School in Carpenteria, California, St. Luke's Hospital in San Francisco, and Sonoma County District Hospital. Club memberships include the Lagunitas Club and the Inverness Yacht Club. He is survived by his wife Sarah; sister Catherine Shaw and her spouse Arthur; sons Alexander McAndrew and his spouse Carola, Peter McAndrew and his spouse Anne; four grandchildren, Rebecca McAndrew, Alexander McAndrew Kathryn McAndrew and William Peter McAndrew; two stepdaughters Lucia Webster and her spouse David and Sarah Hancock and her spouse Kyle, three step-grandchildren Charles and Owen Hancock, Jessie Webster; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial celebration will be held at St. John's Church, Ross on Friday, October 1st at 4:00 p.m. Burial services will be private. In honor of Peter McAndrew and in gratitude to Dr. Charles Morris, charitable contributions may be made to Project Cure, 10877 E. Geddes Avenue, Centennial, CO 80112 ( or a charity of your choice.



William Preston Baines

WILLIAM "PRESTON" BAINES April 3, 1944 ~ September 20, 2010 William Preston Baines, son of the late Bill and Harriette Baines, passed away on Monday September 20, 2010. Preston was born in Santa Monica but lived two-thirds of his life at Hillside House in Santa Barbara. Preston\'s smile and love of life attitude will truly be missed. Graveside services will be Wednesday, 11:00 am at Miller Jones Mortuary, Menifee Valley Memorial Park, 26770 Murrieta Road, Sun City, CA 92586, 951-658-3161



William R. Walker

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Williams, Damon

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 2:00 AM 

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Wilma Cora May

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 3:00 AM

Wilma May died Sept. 16, 2010, in Rancho Cordova, Calif. She was born April 30, 1923, in Graybud, Wyo. and was raised in Colorado and Nebraska. She married Leonard on March 4, 1944, and lived in Nebra 



Wilma Viola Kerr

Wilma Viola Kerr, 82, of Suisun City, died on Sept. 17. She was born on March 11, 1928., Services will be private., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041,



Worthen, Thelma Dickey

Saturday, September 25, 2010 2:00 AM

Thelma Dickey Worthen Resident of Benicia Former teacher and educator in the S.F. Bay Area and Urbana, Illinois, died July 5, 2010. A memorial ..... 



deSnayer, Leendert "Leen"

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 2:00 AM 

Dairyman Leen de Snayer, 50, died Thursday, September 16th in a tragic car accident. He is remembered by his family and friends as a .....