Monday, September 27, 2010

California Obituaries 09/27/10




Amado Ramos

Amado D. Ramos, Former resident of San Jose, Sept. 13, 1925-Sept.21, 2010, Devoted husband, dad and loving grandpa. Services will be held at Oak Hill, 300 Curtner Ave., San Jose. Public Viewing 9/30/10, 5-7p.m. Wake begins at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services Friday morning at 10:30 a.m.



Anne M. Gill

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April D. Babcock

April D. Babcock, age 55, of Danbury, passed away at Danbury Hospital, on September 19, 2010. April was born in Danbury, daughter of the late Richard and Mary (Wargo) Babcock. She attended Bethel and Danbury schools and had worked as a waitress for the Holiday Diner in Danbury, for 27 years. She is survived by her sister, Nancy Danise; and two brothers, Richard and Robert Babcock; all of Waterbury, as well as many nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. Cremation will take place at the direction of the family. Graveside services will be held at the Elmwood Cemetery, Bethel, on Thursday, at 1 p.m. Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, is in charge of arrangements. Contributions in April's memory may be made to the Danbury Animal Welfare Society, P.O. Box 971, Danbury, CT 06813.



Arlene Stone

Arlene (McCoy) Stone went to heaven on Friday, September 24th surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 11, 1923 in Danbury to Frank and Bessie (Keenan) McCoy. Arlene attended St. Peter School, Danbury High School (1941) and Danbury Teacher's College (WCSU 1944). She was proudly a school, for over thirty years, teaching at South School in Watertown, and both New Street School and South Street School in Danbury. Arlene cherished her time teaching and was exceptionally proud to have taught multiple generations of the same family. Upon retiring from classroom teaching in 1982, Arlene did what she loved best -- spend time with her grandchildren. Continuing to share her love of learning, Arlene taught religious education at Saint Marguerite Church in Brookfield. Besides her parents, Arlene is predeceased by her husband, Philip Stone, brothers, Francis (Bud) and Leo McCoy; sister-in-law, Jennie McCoy; nephew, Francis (Mac) McCoy; and several close friends. She will be sadly missed by her daughter and son-in-law, Evelynne and Paul-Alex Adams; her sister-in-law, Esther McCoy; her nephews, Leo McCoy Jr., James (Debra) McCoy, William McCoy, Patrick (Amy) McCoy; her grandchildren, Vickiann Adams, Philip and Melissa Adams, John and Jessica Adams; her two great-grandsons Sean and Zachary Adams; Rachel Lebetkin, James Willett and Priscilla Lewis; several grand nieces and grand nephews and her beloved pets, Molly, Scooby and the cats. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 30th at 10 a.m. at St. Gregory the Great Church. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery. Friends may call at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White Street, Danbury, on Wednesday between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m. To light a candle of hope and remembrance please visit



Barbara J.B. Lewis

Peacefully passed away at her home on September 17, 2010. Born May 2, 1949 in Manchester, New Hampshire to Oliver and Sophie Branch. Loving mother to Christopher; grandmother to Freyja; and loving wife to Michael, Barbara will always be remembered for her love of animals and kids. Friends are invited to join our family at the Church of the Oaks, W. Sierra and Page St. Cotati, at 10:00 a.m. on October 2nd, followed by a Celebration of Life at the Lewis home.



Betty Mildred Hirsch

Died September 20, 2010. Betty Hirsch, 96, died at her home in Deer Creek Manor, Santa Rosa, CA. Betty was born July 14, 1914 in Ft. Pierre, South Dakota, to Augustus and Agnes Atkins. After cattle ranching in South Dakota her parents traveled around the country with their children in search of work. The family ended up in California where Betty attended high school in Carmichael and Grass Valley. After attending Heald College in San Francisco, Betty worked as a secretary for Trumbull Corp. where she met and married electrical engineer Walter C. Hirsch. Although their children were all born in San Francisco, they decided to raise them in the country and moved to Sebastopol, CA in 1948. After Walter retired from Mare Island Navel Shipyard in Vallejo they moved to Grass Valley. In 1997, 13 years after Walter's death, Betty moved to Santa Rosa, CA to be geographically closer to her children. She is remembered by her children as a caring and accepting person whose home was always open to her children, their families and friends. Survivors include three sons John (Carroll) Hirsch of Sebastopol, CA, David (Julie) Hirsch of Willows, CA, Richard (Gina) Hirsch of Willits, CA; eight grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by her husband Walter, her brothers Graham and Douglas Atkins, her sister Ruth Novak, and her grandson Mike Hirsch. Betty's family extends their sincere gratitude and thanks to the staff of Deer Creek Manor and of Memorial Hospice who took wonderful and loving care of her. A memorial service was held September 24th at Greenwood Memorial Gardens in Grass Valley. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Hospice, 821 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95404. Arrangements by ~ LAFFERTY & SMITH, SANTA ROSA, CA AND HOOPER & WEAVER, GRASS VALLEY, CA.



Betty W. Keatinge

KEATINGE-Betty W. Keatinge, Born in Astoria, Oregon, educated at the University of Washington, she pursued a career as a journalist at Business Week Magazine and then at The Wall Street Journal. In 1944, she married Richard H. Keatinge and the couple moved to Los Angeles where her husband established his legal practice and they raised their family. A passionate advocate for public libraries, she chaired the California State Library Services Board and Pasadena Public Library Foundation. She lent energetic leadership and support to Villa Esperanza Services, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Hospice of Pasadena, Huntington Hospital, Western Justice Center, and the Pasadena AIDS Task Force to name a few. An unapologetic liberal, she served several times as a delegate to Democratic National Conventions and on the California Democratic State Central Committee. She served as a public member of the California State Commission on Judicial Performance, to which she was appointed by Gov. Edmund G. Brown, Jr. She was a fearless skier and traveler. She was predeceased by her husband of 48 years with whom she shared many adventures. Intensely devoted to the full development of her children and grandchildren, she is survived by sons Richard (Jessica) and Daniel (Elizabeth), a daughter, Nancy (Stanley), and their children Ben, Jenny, Augie, Libby, Joe, Bobby, Kate and Sara. The Episcopal Church, its traditions and its inclusive social mission, was central to her life. A memorial service has been scheduled for 4pm on Saturday, October 2 at All Saints Episcopal Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena. The Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, Bishop Diocesan will preside. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her memory to the Pasadena Public Library (285 E. Walnut Street Pasadena, CA 91101) or to Villa Esperanza Services (Attn: Gioia Pastre, Vice President of Development, 2060 East Villa Street, Pasadena, CA 91107). For more about Betty's life and to sign the online memory book, please visit http://memorialwebsites.



Beverley G. Silva

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Bill Mezner

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Bill Mundy

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Billy Joe Tacker

BILLY JOE TACKER SEPT 1935 ~ SEPT 2010 Billy Joe Tacker, 74, of Turlock, passed away after a long illness. His wife Wendy was by his side as she has been for more than 43 years. Bill served in the US Army and US Air Force for atotal of 20 years. He worked for the City of Turlock for 22 years. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved camping, fishing, and after retirement, traveling in his motorhome. Bill was loved by everyone who met him and his sense of humor will be missed terribly. In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his sons Jobie (Chris) and Bryan (Dawn); grandchildren Dana, Kyle and Morgan; sisters Mary & Nancy and numerous other friends and family. He was preceded in death by his mother, brother and uncle. A visitation will be at Allen Mortuary on Monday, September 27 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. A funeral will be at Allen Mortuary in Turlock on Tuesday, September 28 at 1:00pm with burial following at Turlock Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to American Lung Association of California, 201 Needham St, Modesto, CA 95354.Please share your memories at, ALLEN MORTUARY



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 .....



Brian Robert Drew

Brian Robert Drew, December 9, 1988. Brian died suddenly at home Friday September 24, 2010. Brian lived most of his life in Redding. He attended Redding schools and graduated from Joel Barlow High School class of 2007. Brain was very proud to have played football and be a part of the team for the Falcons his senior year. He was fondly known at Barlow among his friends as BDrew. As a young child he spent his summers and vacations in New Hampshire with his grandparents, Anne and George Lischke; and sister, Jessica on a working dairy farm. As a young boy he was a train fanatic which earned him the nickname Choo - Choo. Brian enjoyed the outdoors. Brian was an avid paintball player for most of his life. He played paintball for Ghost Paint Ball in Monroe and started a team with his friends called CTSURGE. Brian won many trophys and awards. He also played in the PSP Orlando Florida World Cup in 2005 and 2006 in Disney World. Brian's love of music was unmatched. The highlight of the year was going to the Gathering of the Vibes, camping and listening to his favorite groups. He loved the Allman Brothers, Greatful Dead, Widespread Panic and would attend concerts up and down the East Coast. Another of Brian's loves was boating. He enjoyed many summers on Long Island Sound on his family's Sea Ray on which he was the captain. Brian's favorite baseball team was the New York Yankees and his favorite football team was the New England Patriots. Brian was the 4th generation of his father's family business Norwalk Mattress Co. and was proud to work along side him. Brian also wanted to start his own business like his father and recently opened BD Snow Plowing and Landscaping. Brian was devoted to his family especially his sister Jessica and their dog Bailey. Bailey was Brian's beloved Golden Retriever and his best friend. Brian loved Fords and his prize possession was his F250 diesel pickup truck. Brian is survived by his parents, Robert and Patricia ( Lischke ) Drew. Also his sister Jessica Anne Drew; his maternal Grandmother, Anne Lischke, his paternal Grandmother Doris Drew and many uncles, aunts and cousins. and many friends. The wake will be held at Bouton Funeral Home, 31 West Church St. Georgetown, Ct. Calling hours from 4 to 8p.m Tuesday September 28, 2010. A Christian Mass will be held at Christ Church, 184 Cross Highway, Redding, Wednesday September 29, at 11am. Contributions in memory of Brian Drew may be made to Danbury Animal Welfare SocietyDaws 147 Grassy Plain Street Bethel, CT 06801.



Burgess, Victoria

Saturday, September 25, 2010 2:00 AM 

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



Carmen Martinez Reyes

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Carolyn Fay Honeycutt

Beloved Mother, Granny, and Nanny passed away Sunday, September 19, 2010. She went to the beautiful gardens of heaven where she can now rest peacefully. She was very brave, fighting cancer for the last 1 1/2 years. She is survived by her four beautiful girls, "my girls" she called them: Robin Rhoton, June Hamilton, Ann Tussey, and Joann Hunt; eight grandchildren: Lisa, Timothy, Kristi, Paul, Summer, Megan, Jessica, and Brandon; and four great-grandchildren: Tara, Rebecca, Madison, and Austin. Mama loved pier fishing in North Carolina and she just loved working outside in her rose gardens and vegetable gardens. She loved to laugh and make you smile. She loved animals...all animals. She was just a very special lady in so many ways, but what she loved the most was her girls and her family. If you knew her, I'm sure she touched your heart in some way. To quote one of her dear friends, "you take a lot of love with you but you leave a lot of love behind." So, precious Mama, we will forever hold you in our hearts and miss you very much. In lieu of flowers, please dedicate a donation to the, or Memorial Hospice of Santa Rosa, California in her name. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 525-3730



Charles Neuerburg Sr.

Charles Neuerburg, Sr. Charles "Red Rider" Neuerburg, 88, died peacefully in his home on September 23, 2010 with his wife by his side after losing a bout with cancer. He was born September 8, 1922 in Perry Oklahoma, the son of John and Virginia Neuerburg. He married Ina Mae Mason in 1949. They celebrated their 61st. anniversary in March. He is survived by his wife, Ina, daughters Charlene Timms of Sherman Oaks, CA, and Lea Mason of Fort Worth, TX, son Chuck Neuerburg of Stockton, CA, sisters Virginia Duncan of AZ and Alice Simmons of FL, brothers, Ervin Neuerburg of MI and Warren Neuerburg of OK. He is also survived by grandchildren Golden Powell, Slater Mason, Clint Neuerburg, Charlie Neuerburg, Tanya Neuerburg, and great- grandchildren, Jessica Meyer, Cody Mason, and Ty Mason. He was preceded in death by brothers, Merl and Authur. Red was a World War II Army veteran serving as a Military Policeman who was honorably discharged from Camp Neale in 1946. Shortly after his tour of duty, he joined the Marysville Police Department as a motorcycle patrolman. Coupled with his red hair, he was nicknamed "Red Rider". He worked his way up the ranks to Lieutenant and retired after 31 years of service with the department and then worked for 12 years for Siller Bros. of Yuba City. He enjoyed vacationing, camping, golf, and never lost his appeal for the motorcycle as a member of the "Over The Hill Gang" motorcycle club. A memorial service will be held in his honor at Sierra View Mortuary on saturday, October 2nd, at 10:00 am. Send Condolences to



Charles Peter Torliatt

Passed away at home in Petaluma, CA, September 23, 2010, beloved husband of Althea M. Torliatt. Adored father of Dan (Carolyn) Torliatt, Patricia Moats, Kathy Plank and the late Charles "Chuck" Torliatt. Cherished grandfather of Pamela Torliatt, Jon "JT" Torliatt, Jaime Moats and Travis Plank. Loving great-grandfather of Savanna Torliatt and Colby Torliatt. A native of Petaluma, CA. Age 91 years. Charles was born, reared and educated in Petaluma. At the age of 16, Charlie, a trumpet player, started his own band called "Charlie's Rhythm Rascals". The group played at dances and picnics at the old Lakeville barn, Hamilton AFB and the Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club. He worked at Mare Island before enlisting in the, during, . After the war, he settled in Alameda, until returning to Petaluma in 1947. He was a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Post Office for over 33 years until his retirement in 1983. Charles also served for many years on the Liberty School Board and later managed the Liberty District Cemetery. He and his wife Althea, would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on November 24, 2010. During their marriage they traveled extensively, visiting such locations as Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Russia, France, Germany, Alaska, Canada and Hawaii. They enjoyed many of their trips traveling with groups arranged by Charles and Fran Condrotte. At the request of Charles, there will be no services. Private inurnment will be at Liberty Cemetery. The family prefer that memorials be made to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran St., Petaluma, CA 94952 or to your favorite charity. PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 763-4131



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

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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 ..... 



Clarice F. McKay

Clarice F. McKay, age 87, beloved wife of Curtis W. McKay of Newtown died Friday September 24, 2010 in Danbury Hospital. She was born in Roses Point, NY on August 6, 1923 a daughter of the late Joseph O. and Alexina (Bois) Soucy. Mrs. McKay was a resident of Newtown for 57years and was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church and was a member of the Newtown Woman's Club. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crafts and reading. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Curtis W. McKay, Jr. of Sherman; and by a daughter, Karen Randolph of New Milford; seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Rose of Lima Church Friday October 1, 2010 at 10:30am. Interment will follow in St. Rose Cemetery. Friends may call at the Honan Funeral Home 58 Main St. Newtown Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Contributions may be made to St. Rose of Lima Memorial Fund, 46 Church Hill Rd., Newtown, CT 06470.



Curtis Breckenridge

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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.



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. ..... 



Darlene C. Nolan

Darlene passed away September 15, 2010, and is now reunited with Dan, the love of her life. Her survivors are children Victoria, Manuel, Lupe and Toni; 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Darlene loved to cook and garden. She loved to help people in need. She also loved animals. Darlene was a proud member of AA for 35 years. She will be missed by many. Memorial will be held Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Community Church of Sebastopol, 1000 Gravenstein Hwy North, Sebastopol, CA.



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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Day, Ronald

Monday, September 27, 2010 2:00 AM 

In Loving Memory of Ronald L. Day Sept. 27, 1938 - Nov. 17, 2007 Happy Birthday! I remember you everyday and especially today, on .....



Dennis Ross Brownfield

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 6:20 PM 

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



Dennis Shaeffer

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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,,



Domenica LaPiana

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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.,



Dr. Milton J. Bienstock

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STANDEN, ELEANORE (LEE) ANDERSON Born in Philadelphia, PA, on January 2, 1930. Eleanore (Lee) Standen passed away September 23, 2010 at Stanford Court Nursing Home, Santee. Preceded in death by her husband Harold in 1993. Survived by her children: Donna Blackwell, Princess Anne, MD; Terry Standen, Santee; Andy Standen, Apex, NC; grandchildren: Amie Blackwell, Salisbury, MD, Jeffrey Blackwell, Lander, WY, Hunter and Tyler Standen, Albuquerque, NM




Elsie Marie Souto, 40, was born in Oakdale, CA to parents Serafim and Gabriela Souto. She moved to Los Banos with the family in 1975, where she attended local schools. Elsie was very important to her family and was always there for them. She was a provider of rides, information, the keeper of schedules, addresses and events. She enjoyed trips with her brothers and their families to Santa Cruz, Reno, Las Vegas, concerts and Oakland A's games. She was always there to talk to and help everyone. She loved all things chihuahua and had been given an immense collection of items. She was dearly loved by her brothers and will be very deeply missed by her beloved chihuahua, "Daisy" and her very loving parents. Elsie was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Joe and Anna Pinheiro, paternal grandfather Francisco Souto. She is survived by her loving parents Serafim and Gabriela Souto, brother Cliff Souto of Nevada; brother Mike Souto and his wife Sandy of Los Banos, nieces and nephews Aimee, Mike Jr., Michelle and Melanee; dear friends Sandy Mello and family, Angel Baffunno and family; many dear aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is also survived by her grandmother, Anna Souto A Visitation and Rosary will be Monday, Sept. 27th beginning at 5pm Rosary at 7pm Whitehurst Funeral Chapel, Mass will be Tuesday, Sept. 28th at 10am St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Los Banos Cemetery.



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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Edwin Sloane

Edwin A. Sloane, Resident of Los Altos, Son of Joseph and Tekla, born Nov. 1st, 1926, passed away on the morning of Sep. 22nd, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 52 years. Valma, brother Joseph, children Deborah and Christopher, and grandaughter Jacqulyn. A man with a love for knowledge and beauty, a strong intelect and even stronger will, he will be missed. Having a N. Eastern Univ. bachelors in electrical engineering, he achieved many intellectual feats, including founding Time/Data the vice president and technical director, and his last being an inventor and engineer at Schlumberger.His love for life showed in his vast hobbies; fly fishing, classical music, painting, literature, models, and above all, sharing knowledge with others. His determination and pride will live on in his family and those who knew him well., Services will be held at St. Ann Chapel on Sat. Oct. 2nd. at 2pm. Light refreshments to follow. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Ann Chapel 541 Melville Ave., Palo Alto, CA.



Elizabeth Francis "Betty" Dutcher

Elizabeth "Betty" Francis Dutcher Elizabeth "Betty" Francis Dutcher passed away peacefully at her home on September 17 at the age of 93. She was born in New Lenox, Illinois on October 8, 1916, the youngest of five children born to Adeline Walz and John Francis. She graduated from the, where she served as chapter president of Delta Gamma sorority, and went on to earn her Master's of Science in Social Work from the University of Chicago. She loved helping people and worked for several social service agencies before her marriage to Gerald Dutcher of Piedmont, California. Jerry and Betty moved to Long Beach in 1957. After raising her two children, she returned to social work in various positions for Los Angeles County until her retirement in 1981. Throughout her life, she was recognized for her community service, having been active in the California Heights United Methodist Church, Las Madrinas, Delta Gamma alumna, and Shepherds Center. She served as a docent at Rancho Los Cerritos, assisted students with reading as a senior VIP at Longfellow Elementary School and was honored as senior volunteer of the year by the South Coast Interfaith Council. She loved traveling and being with her family and many beloved friends. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry (1981). She is survived by her daughter, Sarah"Sally" Badel (Jose) of Lakewood; son, Thomas Dutcher (Carol) of Long Beach; grandsons, James Kelly (Cam) and Edward Dutcher; granddaughter, Carolyn Kelly; and two great-grandchildren, Ren Elizabeth and Mason Kelly. A celebration of the life of Mrs. Dutcher will be held on Saturday, October 2, at 11:00 a.m., at the California Heights United Methodist Church. To honor Betty's memory, donations can be made to California Heights United Methodist Church.



Eric Marcus Scott

Passed away in Rohnert Park on August 31, 2010. Dearly beloved father of Jesse Alistair, Magdalena Giovanina, Nayeli Angelina and April Bonita Scott; dear brother of Warren Harding Scott III, Angelina Annas Duncan, Melissa Renee Scott and Carrie Lynn O'Donnell; also survived by the mother of his children and lifelong friend Shannon Lea Haralson. A long time resident of Sonoma County, age 38. Eric was an outdoorsman who enjoyed camping and fishing. Eric spent many summers swimming and fishing in the Russian River with friends and family. He loved tattoos and art and was a very spiritual person who will be greatly missed. The most important thing to Eric were his four children. His favorite things to do were to play and spend time with his kids. His final days were spent swimming with his girls and working in the yard with his son. Eric's children all have a passion for art. Eric encouraged and supported each of them to pursue their talent and dreams of becoming artists. Eric was a carpenter and took pride in taking care of his family. All he wanted in life was to be a good father, and care for his family. Instead of flowers, the family requests donations for the children's education be made to the Redwood Credit Union. A savings account has been set up in the name of "The Scott Children/Shannon Haralson". Account #6116hara-02 DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 525-3730



Ethel M. Owens

Ethel M. Owens Ethel was born February 20, 1919 in Leon, Iowa. Ethel passed away on Sept. 23, 2010 in Vancouver, Washington. She was a Yuba County resident for over 75 years. Ethel is survived by two sons, Kenneth (Peggy) Owens of Olivehurst, CA, Dave (Sheila) Owens of Washougal, Washington; two grandchildren, Ken Jr. (Angela) Owens of Coeur D' Alene, Idaho, Heather (Phil) Rauscher of Reno, Nevada; great grandchildren: Brianna and Kacie Owens of Couer D' Alene, Idaho, Jack Rauscher of Reno, Nevada; numerous nieces and nephews. Ethel worked in the hardware business for over 40 years. She started in Brainerd's Hardware in Olivehurst in 1960 and moved on to Big R Ranch and Home after Brainerd's closed. She then went to work for PV Ranch and Supply in Yuba City, and retired when she was 77 years of age. She was always a hard worker and enjoyed her work. She loved to go to Reno and play the slots. She also loved her roses and tending to them. She was preceded in death by Delmer Owens; Ethel's siblings: Victor Graham, Lois Longest, Billy Graham, Elinor Ottenwalter; and her mother, Ruth Graham. She will be missed by her family and especially her grandchildren. Service will be held Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 at Lipp & Sullivan in Marysville, CA at 11:30am. Burial will be at Sutter Cemetery. Send Condolences at



Eva Mae Rangel

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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 ..... 



Faustin Mazeris

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



Fleda Fern (Krone) Evans

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



Frances Kaplan

Frances Kaplan was born on May 10, 1916 in a small town in Poland. She came to the United States when she was four years old. Frances passed away peacefully in Santa Rosa on September 12, 2010 at the age of ninety-four. Frances's parents were Oser and Esther Strauss. She had two brothers, Irv and Simon, both deceased. Frances lived most of her life in Cleveland, Ohio, and had a wonderful marriage to Samuel Kaplan, who sadly passed away in 1961. Despite this terrible loss, Frances on her own made a good life for herself and her family. Frances moved to Plantation, Florida in the late 1960s and successfully managed her affairs well enough to purchase a home there and maintain a comfortable existence. But her family, now living in the San Francisco area, missed her, and finally convinced her to move to Santa Rosa, near to where they lived. For most of a ten year period Frances maintained her health, allowing her family to enjoy having her with them. Frances always had a youthful outlook on life. Her great appreciation of nature and the arts kept her vibrant into her 90s. Frances was a very generous person, not only with her family but in support of many Jewish causes. She could always be counted on to help out when the need arose. Frances is survived by three children, two sons Mort Kaplan, currently living in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Ray Kaplan, who lives in Sonoma County. Her married daughter, Sara Schulist, lives in Marin County. Frances has a granddaughter, Stacy Schulist, and grandson, Michael Schulist, both of whom live in the Bay Area. Her great grandsons are Mark Schulist and Miles Schulist. Frances was a caring individual and loving mother. We shall miss her always. The family requests that any donations to honor Frances' life be made to the Friendship Circle c/o The Jewish Community Center of Sonoma County, 1301 Farmers Lane, Santa Rosa, CA (707) 528-4222.



Fred Boes Jr.

Fred Boes Jr., 93, of Vacaville died on Thursday, Sept. 23, in Vacaville. He was born on Sept. 24, 1917, in San Francisco., A visitation will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 5 to 8 p.m., with a Rosary at 7 p.m., at McCune Garden Chapel. A prayer service will follow on Thursday, Sept. 30, at 1 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. Arrangements by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546,



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. ..... 




COPELAND, GORDIE Escondido 3/7/1929 - 9/22/2010 10 AM - Friday, October 1, 2010 Oak Hill Memorial Park Alhiser-Comer Mortuary (760) 745-2162



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.



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,



Gerald Allen "Jerry" Norris

Of Minden, NV lost his battle with cancer on September 15, 2010 at the age of 68. Jerry was born on July 24, 1942 in Palo Alto, CA and grew up in San Mateo, CA. He graduated Hillsdale HS in 1960 and started a family in the bay area in 1969. He moved to Sonoma County in 1982. He retired from a 20-year career at Sonoma State University and relocated to Minden, NV in 2003, where he and his wife Linda had built their dream home. Over the years he enjoyed anything outdoors (fishing, hiking, camping/RVing, gardening), trains, sports and, most of all, spending time with his family and friends. He loved nothing more than his family. Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Linda; his brother, Jim of Minden, NV; his children, Brian (Jonelle) Norris-Buzzini of Riverbank, CA; Tim (Erin) Norris-Buzzini of Modesto, CA; and Gina (James) Kosta of Gardnerville, NV; and his grandchildren: Jhenna, Grace, Kate, Sophie, Jack and Gabriella. He is also survived by mother-in-law Lenore Foster of Santa Rosa, CA. A private memorial for family and friends will be held on a date yet to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to cancer research or the charitable organization that is most meaningful to you. Jerry (Dad), you will be dearly missed. We know you are catching the trophy trout at Caples Lake while listening to your beloved 49ers. We love you very much and thank you for being such a wonderful influence in our lives.



Geraldine Jean Cox

Geraldine Jean Cox 83, of Nicolaus passed away on September 25, 2010. Visitation will be Thursday, at Ullrey Memorial Chapel from 4-7pm. Graveside services will be conducted on Friday at Pleasant Grove Cemetery at 11:00 am.



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Glenda Brothers

Glenda Brothers, 72, of Marysville, passed away on September 21, 2010. Services are pending and under the direction of Holycross Memorial Services



Glenda Epple

Glenda L. Epple, April 1, 1935-Sept. 27, 2000, Mom - 10 years of loving you every day and missing you in our lives., Carla, LuAnn, Karin & Ernie



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

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 2:00 AM 

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Gregory Harold Bullis

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STATES, HAZELL WHITE Valley Center 12/7/1920 - 9/24/2010 1 p.m. - Thursday, September 30 Riverside National Cemetery Alhiser-Comer Mortuary (760) 745-2162




Hester was born in Mineral Springs, AR on Sept. 11, 1918 to Billy and Hattie Graves. She attended school in Frederick, Oklahoma. She accepted Christ into her life when she was 22 and united with Hawkins Chapel. Hester was blessed with a daughter who she named after her father, Billie M. Graves. When Billie graduated, married and left home, Hester missed her terribly. When her daughter made Los Angeles her home, Hester moved to Los Angeles to be near her and her grandchildren. She worked as a cook for a skilled nursing hospital for 15 years, retiring in 1983. Hester enjoyed visitng family in Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma. She was known for making delicious homemade bread. Hester relocated to Los Banos in 2006 to escape the fast paced city atmosphere and to be near her granddaughter. She enjoyed attending church and church activities, but her favorite times where spent with grandchildren and great grandchildren when they visited. Hester made a peaceful transition into eternal life Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010 at her home in Los Banos. She was 92. She was preceded in death by her parents, eight siblings and a granddaughter, Marion Joy Eddings in Jan. 2010. She leaves to cherish her memory her devoted daughter, Billie Eddings of Los Banos, CA; two granddaughters Melody Eddings-Washington and her husband Frank of Los Banos, CA and Sheri Eddings of Hawthorne, CA; four great grandchildren, Chenelle Washington and her husband Harvest of Redondo Beach, CA, Ceara Eddings, Cayla Eddings and Isaish Eddings all of Hawthorne, CA; one great great grandchild, Trinitee Henderson-Eddings of Hawthorne, CA. She also leaves a host of many nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and two special nieces, Maxine Young of Wichita, KS and Mary Mobley of Marietta, GA. Funeral service will be held Friday, Sept. 24, 2010 at 11am at Whitehurst Funeral Chapel in Los Banos. A committal service will be held Monday, Sept. 27, 2010 at 11am in Inglewood Park Cemetery at Garden of the Creation Mausoleum. Remembrances may be made to Bristol Hospice, 1170 W. Olive, Suite B, Merced, CA 95340.



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. ..... 



Helen B. Zerga

HELEN B ZERGA JAN 27, 1927 - SEP 17, 2010 Helen was a resident of Samaritan Village, Hughson. Born to Elbert and Daisy Green in San Francisco, she married David Zerga in San Mateo on May 17, 1947. Her greatest joy was her family and she loved them dearly as she was loved by them. She is survived by her husband David; children, David E. Donald (Sue), Cathleen Cooper (Jerry), and daughter-in-law Alexis Zerga; Granddaughters, Lindsay Sherman (Jeremy) and Melissa Zerga; Great-Grandsons David Willis and Tripp Sherman; Brothers; Bob Green (Judy), Don Green (Gloria), Bill Green, and sister-in-law Shirley Kilkenney. She was Aunt Helen to many nieces and nephews. Her husband, her children and their spouses, granddaughters and great-grandsons were at her bedside at Memorial Hospital the day prior to her death. Memorial Services will be held on Oct 9th at 11:30 am at Samaritan Village Chapel 7700 Fox Road Hughson. Donations may be made to, or charity of choice.



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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"



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Holmes, Dora

Saturday, September 25, 2010 2:00 AM 

Dora Holmes Feb. 15, 1915 - Sept. 17, 2010 Resident of Oakland Our beloved Dora Holmes 95 of Oakland, CA passed away Sept. 17, .....



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 ..... 



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 ..... 



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.



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



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Jasbir Singh Bains

Jasbir Singh Bains 54, of Yuba City passed away September 26, 2010. Prayer Services will start at 11:00AM Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010 at Ullrey Memorial Chapel Final prayers and cremation will follow at Ullrey Memorial Chapel Crematory. 



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.



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 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.



Joan M. Fitch

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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 Morello

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



Joe Oliver

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 10:50 PM 

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


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Joel E. Ridley

Passed away peacefully at home in Windsor, Ca. Joel was very adept with tools and worked as a diesel mechanic for Healdsburg Lumber in his younger years. After receiving multiple degrees in Internet Technology applications and systems, he worked for Intel in Folsom, Ca. Joel enjoyed NASCAR, computer sciences and traveling; he cherished his family and friends. Preceded in death by his parents Elsie and Jim. He is survived by his loving wife Olga; sisters: Georgia Ohler, Jude Beardsley (Cathy), Jane Detwiller, Jennifer Beatty (Dale); brother James Ridley Jr. (Tonya); stepmother Rosemarie Ridley, stepbrother Dino Alden (Paula); and numerous nieces and nephews. Joel was always there to lend a helping hand if he could and he will be greatly missed. Family and friends are invited to share in a Celebration of his Life, Saturday October 2, 2010 with a BBQ and potluck at Picnic area #4, Warm Springs Dam, Lake Sonoma, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.



John Dormy Johnson

John Dormy Johnson John Dormy Johnson, age 52, passed away September 18, 2010. He was born May 13, 1958 in Phoenix, Arizona to Guy and Concha Johnson. He is survived by his children: Concha, Bennie, Rayu, Christa, Sarah, Nathan and Terri Rose; Two grandchildren Kaylin and Bennie. John is also survived by his mother Concha Johnson; brothers: Ronnie, Donnie, William and Jason. Sisters, Rose Stillwell & Edith Childers. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 1:00PM at Wickenburg Funeral Home. Friends may offer online condolences at, Send Condolences at



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.



Jones, Darius

Monday, October 12, 2009 2:00 AM 

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Jonne Aleeson

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Juanita "Jennie" Pinola

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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

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Kerry Lyn Bacchi

Kerry Lyn Bacchi Kerry Lyn Bacchi, 41, of Watertown, Wisconsin, passed away on September 16, 2010 at the Watertown Regional Medical Center, following a courageous two year battle with cancer. A memorial service was held at St. Henry Catholic Church in Watertown. Kerry was born on January 4, 1969 to Charles and Gail Pfister of Gridley. She attended local schools and was a 1987 Gridley High School graduate. She was active in Sunday school and youth group at the Gridley Presbyterian church. Kerry enjoyed many years of softball, from T-ball through her high school years. She also played high school tennis, achieving All-league for doubles tennis with her sister, Kristin. After earning her college credits in Early Childhood Education, she worked in that field in the Sacramento area. Kerry married Michael Bacchi in 1994, and they created a comfortable and happy home in Wisconsin for their three children. The family supported many activities around school and sport. Mostly a stay-at-home mom, she was proud of her daily playground monitor job at St. Henry Catholic School and was a beloved and popular figure to all the students. Survivors include her husband, Michael Bacchi of Watertown, her children, Anthony, Megan and Paige all at home; her parents, Charles and Gail Pfister of Gridley, her sister Kristin (Paul) Meyer of El Dorado Hills, CA; her father and mother- in-law Michael and Malinda Bacchi of Cary, Illinois and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 1, 2010 at 4pm at the First Presbyterian Church located on the corner of Sampson and Rideout in Marysville. Donations to a charity of choice are suggested by the family. Send Condolences to



Kevin Cueto

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



Larry Eugene Fairless

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 10:51 PM 

Larry Eugene Fairless, 62 of Porterville, CA, born on February 14, 1947, passed away on January 11, 2010. Larry was a former resident of Coalinga, and San Joaquin, CA and lived in Porterville for the past five years in the home of his dreams with...


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Larry R. Coons

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Lavonne McLellan Bullis

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Leo John Becnel

Leo John Becnel, OD died September 17, 2010 while working on our Becnel Family Vineyards, the place he loved most. That fateful day changed our lives forever. We lost our dad, our grandpa, our uncle, our partner, our mentor and our friend. He loved us more than we often deserved and made it clear that we were what mattered most to him. He gave us unconditional love. A founding member of North Coast Bank, a lifetime Lion's Club member along with a host of other service and professional organizations, his involvement in the community was a natural extension of his optometry practice. He sincerely cared for his patients as people and was proud to care for generations of the same family. Dr. Leo John Becnel, Jr. was born March 10, 1937 in Franklin, Louisiana, the son of Leo John Becnel, Sr. and Ruth Mary Boudreaux Becnel. The list of lives he directly affected is long. Two proud children and their families: son Kevin Becnel and his wife Alena, their children Alena Ruth, Kassian, Leila and Darian; daughter Jennifer Becnel Hamelburg and her husband David, their children Ava and Sara; sister Rosemary Becnel Funk; loving long time companion Mari-Ann Gibbs Rivers and her daughter Aimée; forever family member Dora Becnel Hester and a long list of nieces and nephews he loved as if they were children of his own. A public celebration of his life is planned for Saturday, October 23rd at 2:00 p.m. at the Windsor Medical Center, 911 Medical Center Plaza in Windsor. In lieu of gifts, please send charitable donations to Cali Calmecac Language Academy, 9491 Starr Road, Windsor, CA 95492 with checks made payable to Cali PTA and Leo Becnel Memorial Fund on the memo line.



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 Hutchens Marsh Shea

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.



Lynch, Javaughna

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 2:00 AM 

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GRAEBER, MARY NELL of San Diego, CA June 12, 1914 to Sept. 16, 2010 Telophase Cremation Society (619) 299-0805



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 ..... 



Margaret Jean Maddox

Margaret Jean Maddox born September 30, 1917 in La Habra, CA passed away September 24, 2010 in Yuba City, CA. She was a homemaker, co-owner of a gas station and owned rental property. She was involved in the Moose and Lion's. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Howard Maddox. Survivors include a daughter, Gloria H. Maddox; granddaughter, Jennifer Bryan; grandson, Eric F. Brown; all of Yuba City, a daughter, Donna E. Tischbirek of Sacramento (2 grandchildren); daughter, Georgia M. Ayers of Huntington Beach, CA (3 grandchildren). Jean also had a total of 6 great-grandchildren. Graveside services are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, 10:00 AM at Sutter Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson's Research Center, c/o UCLA Med. Science Devel., 10945 Le Conte, Suite 31 & 32, Los Angeles, CA 90095. Send Condolences at



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,



Maria Elena Montellano

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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 passed away on September 16, as a result of surgical complications at the age of 89. Through her faith in God and sheer tenacity, Marie enjoyed a rich life. She is survived by her sister Agnes Silva of Pacific Grove, CA; her three children: Sam Argentieri of Santa Maria, CA; Vickie (John) Simpson of Tucson, AZ; and Kathleen Marie Argentieri of Walnut Creek, CA. She is also survived by seven grand-children, six great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. A memorial mass will be celebrated at Saint Jude Thaddeus Roman Catholic Church, 330 Franci St., Livingston, CA on October 15 at 1pm. She will be dearly missed.



Mario C. Zeoli Sr.

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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 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



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



Multhauf, Phyllis Ann

Sunday, September 26, 2010 2:00 AM 

Phyllis Ann Multhauf Teacher, helper, friend Phyllis Multhauf, long-time Alameda resident and teacher in the Oakland Public Schools, died Sept. 16th. Born in 1935 ..... 



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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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, ..... 



Nick Anthony Barbaccia

Nick Anthony Barbaccia 83, of Marysville, CA passed away on Sept. 23, 2010. Services are under the direction of Lipp and Sullivan, Marysville. Viewing on Mon. Sept. 27, 2-7 P.M. Rosary will be recited on Mon., 7 P.M. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Church Tues., Sept. 28, at 11:30 A.M. Graveside services will follow at Sierra View Memorial Park.



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



Oskar Huber

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Owen Robert Bird Jr.

Died quietly Friday, August 27, 2010, in Santa Rosa, while watching a tennis match with his oldest daughter Beverly, thus carrying to the last moments of his life a love of sports that can be traced to his earliest childhood. At one point, his father, Owen Sr. was a sportswriter for the Los Angeles Times, who compared the USC Methodists to Trojans, thereby handing them the name they still carry. Owen Jr. was born January 27, 1921, at the old Methodist Hospital on Hope Street, LA. He was irritated all his life by the mindless cliche "nobody is from LA." There seemed nothing unusual about his birth to him. He and his sister Eunice were true children of Jazz Age Los Angeles. Their socially well-connected parents threw lively parties, and lived in various neighborhoods in LA. Bud, as Owen, Jr. was known half his life, has unique memories of LA in that era: the silent film star Antonio Moreno, a neighbor who befriended the six-year-old boy, cardboard-box sled rides down the grassy slopes of the undeveloped Micheltorena Hill; war stories from his father, a veteran of the Western Front and the 1916 campaign in Mexico, and a gifted dog named Don, a vicious killer of anything it could catch but an adored friend to little Bud. He attended John Marshall High School in Los Feliz, class of '38. Playing football at Marshall created a lifetime passion for the game. After graduation he found employment at Haas-Baruch wholesale grocers, fell in love with Virginia Keech of Long Beach, and in a strange accident of timing that forever after made it easy to remember their anniversary, drove to Las Vegas in 1941 to be married the day before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Spending three years in the Navy, he relished his position as Chief machinist on a landing craft. In 1946 he returned to his wife and daughters Beverly and Patricia. Owen and Virginia settled into the classic 50s life and had two more children, Laurance in 1951 and Ian in 1952, bought a "ranch house" in east Long Beach, and he found employment with North American Aviation. During his career there he was most proud of his work as a project engineer on the historic Apollo Space Missions. Remembered for his great love affair with cars which began at an early age, he was already driving by age 12. During the 50's, he bought Jaguar roadster, in which he made a number of trips to Monterey for sports car races with the best friend of his life, his brother-in-law Dick Keech. Owen and Virginia's marriage became, in late-20th-century America, something awe-inspiring: when she died in 2006, they had celebrated their 64th anniversary. Owen was unfortunately unable to fully appreciate the wonder of that, as his mind was by that time blighted by dementia. Shy by nature, he found joy in his family and moved to Sonoma County in 2006 to join them. The highlight of his final years was the numerous country drives with family, taking in Sonoma's breathtaking beauty. He is survived by his four children, five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. The family is planning a memorial bench to honor both their parents.



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. 



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.



Paul Victor Wicorek

Paul Victor Wicorek Paul Victor Wicorek, 82, entered eternal peace on Friday, September 10, 2010 in Palm Desert, CA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Driscoll Wicorek. Paul retired from the Press-Telegram newspaper where he worked in the advertising division for many years. He was a long time resident of Lakewood, CA, and moved to the Palm Desert area, where he enjoyed his new home and made many, many dear friends. Paul enjoyed golfing, playing poker and visiting the nearby casinos. He loved to travel and was able to see many areas of the world during his Golden Years. Paul also volunteered at Eisenhower Medical Center, where he was greatly loved by the patients and staff because of his compassion and upbeat personality. Paul always found the best in people. He always looked forward to visiting his grandchildren, Ryan, Taylor, Kyle and Dylan, and often came bearing donuts, all to their delight. Paul is survived by his three children: Edward Wicorek D.D.S., Gigi Hammond and Dan Wicorek D.D.S. Paul will be greatly missed, along with his eternal optimism. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 11:00 am at St. Cyprians Catholic Church, 5133 E Arbor Rd., Long Beach, CA 90808. Private interment will be at All Souls Cemetery, where Paul will be laid to rest with his wife, Helen. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the PSP Foundation at, ,



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.



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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.



Raymond J. Kobus

KOBUS-Raymond J. Kobus, a long-time Glendora resident, passed away on Thursday, September 23rd. Ray was born in Chicago, IL on May 8, 1925. Ray was actively involved in his local community, a great supporter of youth sports and a long-time member of the Parks and Recreation Commission. Ray is survived by his wife of 58 years, Janie, four children, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Vigil services will be held on Monday, September 27th at 7:00 pm with funeral services held on Tuesday, September 28th at 10:00 am, both at St. Dorothy's Catholic Church in Glendora. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to St. Vincent de Paul Society, care of St. Dorothy's Church.



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.,



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 Matthew Drips

Rick passed away on September 18, 2010 at home, from complications related to a bone marrow transplant, at the age of 55. He was born in Portland, OR August 12, 1955 and moved with his family to Sonora, CA at a young age. Rick is survived by his wife Nancy; children Jerrimy, Jason, Patty, Bekki, David and Bob; grandchildren Alexis, Alani, Gabriel and Ariana. Rick is also survived by his parents Pat and Fred; brothers Bill (Brenda) Seldon and Don Seldon; his great aunt Mary; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and grand nieces. Rick was a US Navy disabled veteran. He will be missed by his many friends and coworkers at Panamax in Petaluma. Rick loved fishing and spent every chance he had teaching his grandchildren the art and patience of fishing. Rick always enjoyed helping others in their time of need; he loved his time spent as a little league coach and umpire, he was one of those unique folks that embraced learning new things at every opportunity. Rick his wife and children were fortunate to purchase a small ranch outside of Petaluma in the summer of 1993 where they spent their spare time fishing at the family pond for big mouth bass, catfish, and blue gill. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Rick's life on October 16, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the family ranch. For directions call 707-763-6776. Our special thanks to Stanford Cancer Center and Hospice by the Bay. Online condolences may be made at



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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.



Rosalyn P. Mason

Passed away peacefully on September 13, 2010, in Santa Rosa under the loving care of Hanna House. Dearly beloved wife of 37 years to the late Stephen F. Mason (1981). Rosalyn is survived by her loving daughters: Jan Mason, her husband Phillip Batson, Judy Mason-White, her husband Stephen, and Michel Mason-Stong; her adoring grandchildren: Garrett W. Brown, Griffin Mason-Stong, Jordan Mason-Stong, and Evan Mason-White; dear sister and brothers, Mary Ellen Warner, Jerry and Buddy Adams. Many loving nieces and nephews also survive her. Rosalyn was a longtime member of the Sonoma County Artist Round Table & The Welfare League. She enrolled in art classes and studied with the famous painter, Charles Becker. She was an excellent painter, a photo realist of landscapes and still life was her true passion. Beginning her travels in post war Japan, living and traveling throughout Asia and Europe, until she retired in 1976 with her husband in Santa Rosa. The family wishes to send devoted thanks to Kerri and David Hanna of Hanna House in Santa Rosa. Their love and care for the past five years to our mother shall never be forgotten. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICE. 525-3730



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Sunday, September 26, 2010 2:00 AM 

In Loving Memory Kathy Marie Chase Sullivan Aug. 29, 1952 ~ Sept. 27, 2009 One year ago, to this day, your courageous, hard-fought battle .....



Sandra Lee Walker

Sandra Lee Walker passed away Sunday, September 19, 2010 at her home in Vallejo, California where she had resided for the past 55 years. She was born in Albany, California on January 8, 1938 and moved to Vallejo in 1944. She was a member of the Vallejo High Class of 1955., Sandy was very involved in the life of her family, always participating in school and social events with her children and grandchildren. She loved to travel, shop, and spend time with the wonderful children and staff at Widenmann School., Throughout her life, she held numerous community positions with organizations such as Girl Scouts of America and Lions Club. She volunteered at many of the elementary schools in Vallejo, was an active member of the Class of 1955 Reunion Committee, and was deeply involved with Relay for Life. Sandy was the 2010 recipient of the Sharon Miller Inspirational Award which was presented to her during this year's Relay for Life event recognizing her contributions in support of Relay for Life over the past 9 years. She was also given a 2010-2011 honorary membership to the Lions Club. Sandy was very active in the community and belonged to Community Presbyterian Church., Sandy was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; son Dale; sister Barbara Birdsall, and parents, Leona and Lou Alexander. She is survived by her sister, Laura (Burnette) Bohrer; daughters Audrey (Stuart) Slater and Kimberly (Dwayne) Penning both of Port St. Lucie, Florida, and son, Kevin (Chris) Walker of Vallejo. In addition, she leaves behind her granddaughters, Christa, Stephanie (Venus) and Jennifer Penning and grandson Robert Walker along with her great-grandchildren, Shane and Cyrus. She also leaves behind many other loving family members, longtime friends and acquaintances. Sandy was well known in the City of Vallejo and will be sorely missed., A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2010 beginning at 2 p.m. at Colonial Chapels, 1000 Redwood Street, Vallejo followed by a celebration of her life at the Courtyard Marriott, 1000 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo.



Scott, Robert C.

Friday, October 16, 2009 2:00 AM 

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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.



Shirley Barisone

Shirley M. Barisone Jan. 5, 1927 - Sept. 25, 2010 Beloved wife of the late John Barisone for 45 years; loving mother of John, Tom, and Ed; dear mother-in-law of Susan, May, and Joan; cherished grandmother of Angelina (Stephen), Tommy (Amber), Eamon, Meaghan, Amelia, Anthony, Nick, and John Vincent; devoted great grandmother of Brooklyn, Gianni, Marco, and Maurice; many loving nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. A native San Franciscan who lived her whole life in S.F. (Mission District); attended St. Peter's Grammar School and High School and graduated from SFSU. She was one of the original SFPD woman officers from 1948-1956. She then pursued a teaching career and taught for over 50 years. She vacationed at Camp Mather every year for 75 years with family and friends, in addition to her many stays at Russian River and the family summer home in Sonoma, as well as her trips with the Doelger Center. Founding member of Friends of Camp Mather; member of the Olympic Club. She will always be remembered by her family and her many dear friends for her boundless energy, thoughtfulness, hospitality, and kindness. Friends may visit Tuesday after 3:00pm and are invited to attend the Vigil Service Tuesday 7:00pm at DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY, 500 Westlake Ave., Daly City. Please call the mortuary for the day and time of the Funeral Mass. Committal Italian Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the following: Retired Sisters of Mercy, 2300 Adeline Dr., Burlingame, CA 94010, St. Peter's School, 1266 Florida St., SF, CA 94110, or St. Paul's Restoration Fund, 221 Valley St., SF, CA 94131.



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 ..... 



Stephens, Emani

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 2:00 AM 

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Thomas Lawrence Matteson

A Celebration of Life honoring Thomas Lawrence Matteson, 81, beloved husband, father and grandfather, will be held on Friday, Oct. 1, at 1 p.m., at Nadeau Family Funeral Home with Chaplain Gretchen Shiltz officiating., Thomas passed away this past Sunday in his Vacaville home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 2, 1929, in Hopkins, Minn., to John A. and Katherine M. (Brown) Matteson. He made Vacaville his home the past 35 years. He was a retired sales consultant in educational media. He worked for Britannica Films from 1969 to 1988 in Minnesota, Arizona and California and in seven western states for PBS from 1988 to 1998 when he retired. Previous to 1969, he was a high school educator and coach. A graduate of Hopkins High School in 1948 and of St. Cloud State, Minn., in 1953, he served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War years. He was a member of the Solano County Genealogy Society and for several years was the Society's newsletter editor and board member., He is survived by his wife, Norine of Vacaville; children, Thomas P. (Kimberly Evanson), Ann K. Gaviglio (Glen), Timothy J. of Fairfield, James L. of Vacaville, Elizabeth "Beth" Finkbeiner (William) of Auburn and Terrance "Terry" C. (Elizabeth Bolkcom) of Minnesota; 10 grandchildren; brothers, George A. of St. Paul, Minn. and John S. of Tucson, Arizona., Burial with full military honors will follow the service at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon. Memorial contributions may be made to NorthBay Hospice, 5140 Business Center Drive, Ste. 130, Fairfield, CA 94533 or Solano Genealogy Society, 610 Main St., Vacaville, CA 95688. All arrangements entrusted to the care of Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700.,



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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,



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Vinall, Darin Gregory

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 1:00 AM 

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Vincent Cody Steen

Thursday, January 14, 2010 5:54 PM 

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



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William Lincoln

William Lincoln What a life! William Lincoln (Bill, Willy, Chief, and W.W) was born of Alva and Anna Marie Lincoln April 16th 1916, and lived on their homestead ranch in Ravendale, Lassen County. His childhood adventures began in Oakville on the Lincoln Ranch where he grew up farming, ranching and working for his dad at Lincoln Brother's Tractor. The adventures continued while earning a degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in Aeronautical Engineering. With a reputation of being able to fix anything, he and his buddies built their own airplane, had the privilege of servicing Amelia Earhart's airplane, and proved a chicken could fly. Upon graduation, in 1937, Willy was hired by Pan American Airways and sent to New Caledonia. Later he was transferred to Midway Island and served as Chief Mechanic. It was there he witnessed a huge fleet of ships headed toward Hawaii, and contacted Pan Am in New York who immediately contacted the White House. He received a two-word answer back, "Thank You". In 1944 he received his diploma from Pan Am as a Flight Engineer and commenced on a 35 year journey as a clipper ship pioneer. Using a sextant out the back of the plane, Willy navigated the present day routes of the commercial flight. Barbara Dempsey met Bill on Treasure Island and was married February 19th, 1944. Eighteen years and ten kids later, they bought the Lincoln Ranch. Now the adventures became 10 fold, and all things were repaired with gray tape, bailing wire, and grapes were picked. In 1976, Bill retired from Pan Am with a total of 60 trips around the world equaling an hourly log of 5 years in the air. With adventure always on the horizon, Bill started Lincoln Farm Equipment with his son Bill jr., Win Horn, and Jerry Smith. For the next thirty years Bill lived a full and adventurous life running his vineyard, traveling with friends, and telling amazing stories. His extraordinary life completed its final chapter September 22 when he died in the arms of his granddaughter on the Lincoln Ranch. He is preceded in death by his parents Alva and Anna Marie and his daughter Barby. He is survived by his sister Alita (Lincoln) Moore, his wife of 66 years Barbara Lincoln, his children Ann (Dan), Bill (Carol), Beth (Jon), Dee (Stu), Mary (Phil), John (Bev), Jim (JoAnne), David (Denise), Lynn (Kirk), 20 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren with one on the way. Donations can be sent to: Cal Poly Memo: Barbara Lee Lincoln Memorial Award Cal Poly Planned and Major Gifts San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0444 Family and Friends are invited to a Visitation Wednesday September 29 at Morrison Funeral Chapel, from 5pm until 8pm. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Church, 402 Rutherford, Thursday at 12 noon. Burial will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, St. Helena. The family is being cared for by Morrison Funeral Chapel, 975 Vintage Ave., St. Helena (707) 963-3536. Online Condolences may be sent to



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.



Williams, Damon

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 2:00 AM

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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 ..... 



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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 .....



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