Sunday, October 10, 2010

California Obituaries 10/10/10



LA TORRE, AUGUSTIN Dec. 5, 1914 to Sept. 23, 2010 Services held October 1 El Camino Memorial, Encinitas 760-753-1143 



Agnello Galano

Agnello Galano, 80, of Danbury, co-proprietor of the former Bella Italia Restaurant of Danbury and husband of Anna Maria (Pignaolsa) Galano passed away on Saturday morning, October 9, 2010 at his home. Mr. Galano was born July 9, 1930, in Sorrento (NA) Italy, to Giulio and Lucia (Terminiello) Galano. He was one of 13 children. He started his career as a Chef in Italy at a young age and worked in some of the most illustrious hotels and restaurants, such as the Hotel Excelsior in Naples and The Grand Hotel Quisisana in Capri. His passion for cooking took him beyond the Italian borders to Switzerland and to the United States; where in the 1960's, he eventually settled in New York City and then West New York, New Jersey with his family. In 1973, Chef Galano moved to Danbury and opened the Bella Italia Restaurant where he began to pursue his lifelong dream of owning his own business. He was a true epicurean and enjoyed introducing to his devoted clientele the pleasures of the classic traditions of Italian culinary arts. He is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Anna Maria; two children, Julia and Lucio; four grandchildren, Marco, Joanna, Nello and Paolo and his great grand-daughter Giuliana. He also leaves behind his son-in-law Antonio Perillo; grandson-in-law Timothy Sullivan and son's partner Louis M. Valantasis. The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 13 Pembroke Rd., Danbury with the Rev. Michael G. Popson officiating. There will be no calling hours. In keeping with Chef Galano's tradition of feeding people, and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor and memory of Agnello Galano to: God's Love We Deliver, 166 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013., Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.



Alarcon, Gregoria Bardolaza

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Gregoria Bardolaza Alarcon, 91 OCEANSIDE -- Gregoria Bardolaza Alarcon passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2010. She was born in Cavite City, Philippines on November .....



Alfred C. Buratto

At the age of 93, surrounded by his loved ones, Alfred "Alfie" Buratto died peacefully on October 4, 2010 of heart failure at Sonoma Valley Hospital. Al, a 65 year resident of Sonoma, was born in Powell River British Columbia on August 3, 1917 to Italian immigrants Clemente "Joseph" Buratto and his wife Mary (Sicco) Buratto. At the age of seven, Al moved with his family to Port Angeles, Washington where he lived uuntil graduating from high school. Al's childhood was defined by hard work, simple means, love of country and devotion to family. A true Italian American work ethic that he lived by and has passed down to his family. In 1936, he enlisted in the, and served until he was honorably discharged in 1945. He was the Chief Machinist Mate on the USS Childs during, and participated in five South Pacific invasions, including Iwo Jima and the transporting of General MacArthur to Leyte Island. After the war Al joined his father and sister in Sonoma, California where they worked as a family in a diner he opened known as "The Idle Hour". It was at the diner that he met his future bride, Francis Montini. Al and Francis were married in 1946, together they built a home, raised their children, and found joy watching their first born grandchildren grow. Al retired in 1979 after a successful career in sheet metal, and tending bar at local establishments on weekends. Alfie's hobbies included fishing, traveling, and cooking his many signature Italian dishes. Above all else Big Band music and golf were his favorites. For a short time Al and Francis lived on a golf course in Washington until Francis passed away in 1985. Al returned to his home in Sonoma in order to be close to his family and friends. In the years that followed, Al has enjoyed the companionship of Fran Brocco and her family. He considered the Brocco's to be an extension of his own family. Al was a member of the Petaluma, , a Native Son of the Golden West, and the, . He is survived by his son Joseph Buratto Sr. (Carrie); beloved grandchildren: AnneMarie Falbo (Tony) Windsor, Joseph Buratto Jr. (Stacy) Bakersfield, Tessa, Francesca, and Louis Buratto, Santa Rosa. His great grandchildren: Kyle, Kaleb, Willie Kole Buratto and Sidney Falbo. Mr. Buratto is also survived by his brother in law Chuck Hill and niece Gayle Amman (Cary) who he loved like a daughter, and her sons Cary and Luke. He also leaves behind longtime companion Fran Brocco, her children and grandchildren. Nephews Billy, Bobby and Freddy Montini; as well as cousins in British Columbia and Italy; dear friends Rick and Barbara Barker. Mr. Buratto was predeceased by his parents, his wife Francis Montini Buratto, sister Norma Buratto Hartman and sister Nita Hill. Services will be Saturday October 23rd at 1:00 p.m. at Duggan's Mission chapel, Sonoma. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to your favorite charity.



Allan Ernest McCaffrey

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on August 22, 1926, Allan McCaffrey passed away peacefully at home October 4, 2010 in Palm Desert, Calif. He will be greatly missed by his family, his loving wife, Darlene (Dolly); his four children: daughters, Patty (Mike), Rose-Marie (Mike), Michelle; and son, Kevin. Allan took great pride in his grandchildren, Michael, Bill (Sabrina), Chris, Adam, Sean, Bryan, Dan (Latanya), Jeff (Phoebe) and Jeremy; as well as his four great grand-daughters, Madelyn, Cecelia, Katrya and Charissa. He also is survived by his sister, Doreen; and brother, Gerry. He was fondly referred to as "Uncle Al the Kiddies Pal" by his nephews, nieces and close family friends. Allan was predeceased by his wife, Irene; brother, Ernie; daughter, Sharon; and stepson, Randy. He began his career with Manitoba Telephone and retired from GTE as an engineer. Allan shared his charismatic personality through his storytelling, humor and warmth. He had a unique way of communicating and made anyone in his presence feel special. Allan was active in many organizations, including the Canadian Legion, Knights of Columbus, Curling Club and various community based associations. A celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 11, 2010 at Holy Cross Cemetery, 5835 West Slauson Avenue, Culver City, CA 90230. Donations gratefully accepted to the



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Alm-Yalon, Emma Louise

Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

Emma Louise Alm-Yalon Jan. 4, 1920 - Oct. 5, 2010 Resident of Livermore Emma Louise Alm-Yalon of Livermore, CA died on Oct. 5, 2010 .....



Alvin Anthony Garcia

Originally from San Jose, Alvin moved to rural Dixon in 1969 where he raised his family. After his retirement from UC Davis, he became an avid antique truck enthusiast and collector. He restored several trucks and dedicated many years of service to the Hays Antique Truck Museum in Woodland, where he served as museum curator and past president of the Board of Directors. He launched a volunteer training program, taught historical truck classes and was passionate about history and appreciation of antique trucks. Alvin also served as president of the Central California Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society and was an active member for nearly 20 years. Alvin's enthusiasm inspired volunteers, and he was always supportive of them. Alvin was a devoted husband and father and beloved grandpa. He will be greatly missed and not forgotten., He is preceded in death by his parents, Tony and Rita Garcia of Dixon., He is survived by his wife, Margaret; daughters, Evelyn Garcia-Williams (husband Robert Williams) and Theresa Garcia; and son, Robert Garcia; grandchildren, Elizabeth and Jason Williams; one brother, Lewis Garcia (wife Jan); nieces and nephews., A rosary service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 7, at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 569 North First St., Dixon. Viewing begins at 5 p.m., rosary at 7 p.m., A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter Catholic Church, 105 Second St., Dixon, on Friday, Oct. 8, at 10 a.m. Internment to follow at Silveyville Cemetery. A reception will be held at St. Peter's church hall following the services., Donations may be made in Alvin's name to the Hays Antique Truck Museum, 1962 Hays Lane, Woodland, CA 95667., Arrangements are by Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 678-2189,,



Alyce Evelyn Fretland

Loving Mother, Grandma and Nana was born on February 9, 1914 in Fargo, ND to parents Louis Carlton and Sue Anne McGoon, and passed away on September 29, 2010 at the age of 96 ½ in Eureka, CA. Mom graduated from Port Angeles School of Nursing in the State of WA in 1935 as a Registered Nurse. Mom's nickname in nurse's training was "Pinky" due to her beautiful red hair. She was extremely proud of her profession and of her work with the Veterans at Vancouver Barracks clinic during



Alyce Kado

Alyce Kado, Resident of Sunnyvale, CA, Died peacefully on September 24th. Born, Haruko Sakamoto, on December 26th, 1925. She worked and lived most of her life in Gilroy, CA with her husband, Mike Kado. Alyce suffered from severe arthritis, but kept as active as possible despite its crippling effects., Alyce was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by two children, Tim Kado and Liz Marks, three grandchildren, Phillip Bengston, Jason and Kellie Kado, and two great grandchildren, Ashlee and Nathan Bengston. Private services have been held.



Amy Frances Orfans

Amy Frances Orfans the daughter of Harold and Florence Hoeckle, was born in Santa Rosa, Ca, October 1, 1934 and entered into eternal rest on Sept 29, 2010 with her loving family around her. She now rests peacefully with her adoring husband Nestor Orfans in the arms of our Lord. She is survived by her daughter Debra Marie, husband Arthur Weinshank; grandchildren Christina Archer, Justin Chavez and Michael Chavez. Amy was a loving and devoted mother, daughter and wife. She was raised in Santa Rosa and attended St. Rose Catholic School and graduated from Santa Rosa High School. She spent many years as a Sonoma County Phone Dispatch. We will always have happy memories of her great sense of humor, wise and loving personality, along with her awesome chocolate chip cookies! She was a caring person who took care of her family and loved her kitties. Amy and Nestor loved our Lord and attended church every Sunday. Thank you to Hannah House and Sutter VNA Hospice who took care of Amy in her last days. Services were held on Friday October 8, 2010 at St. Sebastian's Catholic Church, 7983 Covert Lane, Sebastopol. Interment, Sebastopol Memorial Lawn. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 707-525-3730



Ann Goldrosen Rothhouse

Ann Goldrosen Rothhouse, 93, passed away peacefully Friday, October 8, 2010. She leaves behind two daughters Rona Rothhouse and Victoria Rubenstein, two sons-in-law Gary Lehman and Howard Rubenstein, three grandchildren Aaron Lieberman, Mandy Phillips and Tracy Calabrese, four great grandchildren, Kyle Phillips, Emily Phillips, Joseph Calabrese and Thomas Calabrese and special nieces and nephews. Ann, aka Sister, GM, GG, Mommy, spent the last six years under the loving care of the staff at Hancock Hall in Danbury. The family would like to recognize Betty, Maureen, Janet, Princess and Suzanne for the kindness they continued to give mother until her passing. Ann was born in the Bronx in 1917 and lived in New York, New Jersey and for a number of years in Boca Raton, Florida. For the past six years she enjoyed living close to her daughter, Rona, and loved going out to eat. Ann will be remembered for her strength, her sense of humor and always for speaking her mind. The family has requested that donations be made to the Women's Center of Greater Danbury, 2 West Street, Danbury, CT 06811 so that other women may find some of her strength.



Ann McNally

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Anna Garner

Anna (Bianchi) Garner Resident of San Jose Oct 26, 1923 - Oct. 2, 2010 Survived by husband Gerald, Mother of Ronnie and Michael Volker and the late Larry and Julie. Grandmother of 7, Great-Grandmother of 14, her adopted son Fidel, and family. A 35 year employee at Just Breakfast. Retired at age 82, will be missed by all. Funeral Service will be held Monday, Oct. 11, 2010 at 2PM at LIMA-CAMPAGNA-ALAMEDA MISSION CHAPEL, 600 South Second St., San Jose. Reception following at Flames, 88 South Fourth St.



Antonio Padilla Salcedo

Antonio Padilla Salcedo, 20, of Suisun, died on Sept. 28., He was born on Dec. 3, 1989., A visitation will be held today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1050 Texas St., Fairfield., A funeral Mass will be held Friday, Oct. 8, at 10 :30 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, followed by a graveside service at Rockville Cemetery., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041,,



Aron Fellenbaum

Fellenbaum, Aron Passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 18, 2010 at 89 years old. He was married for over 60 years to his life-long love, Helene. Born in Ulanov, Poland, he was the only one of his family to survive the horrors of WW II. After the war he immigrated to the U.S. and settled in Los Angeles in 1949 where he married Helene. Over the course of six decades he built his family, fortune, and many friendships. He owned several business and made investments in real estate and securities. These activities made it possible for him to provide an excellent life for those he loved. One of his philosophies was that he "...used knowledge to live..." and this outlook combined with his sharp intelligence enabled him to accomplish many things. Aron is survived by his wife Helene, sons Irving and Ernest, daughter Elaine, daughter-in-law Jackie, son-in-law Dean Blumberg, grandchildren Zev and Rena, and step-daughter, Ellery Talmo. Memorial services were held at Mount Sinai on September 21, 2010.



Arthur Buciago Carrillo

Arthur Buciago Carrillo 1929 - 2010 Visitation for Arthur B. Carrillo will be held at Mish Funeral Home (120 Minner Ave.) on Monday evening October 11, 2010 from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Mish Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Arthur Buciago Carrillo was born July 29, 1929 in Los Angeles, California and he passed away on October 6, 2010 in Bakersfield with his family by his side. Arthur leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 33 years, Rosa Carrillo; children, Jimmy Carrillo, Melody Quirino, Rosemary Romero, Michelle Rodriguez, Norma Jean Carrillo, Beverly Borjas, Judy Calderon, Isabel Carrillo, Arthur Jr. Carrillo, Jerry Carrillo, Michael Carrillo, Paula Carrillo, and Arthur Carrillo; 30 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Ralph Carrillo, Francis Diaz, Norma Valles, Manuel Carrillo, Lupe Carrillo, Dora Criado, and Elena Martinez; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members and many friends. Arthur Carrillo loved his family. Spending time with children and grandchildren was among his favorite things to do. He enjoyed barbeques and gatherings with family and friends. He enjoyed being out visiting his friends and family and going to the casinos. He was loved by all that knew him and he will be deeply missed. Mish Funeral Home



Arthur Wilson

Arthur Wilson, 12/9/1930 - 10/1/2010, Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend of many. He will be so dearly missed by his wife Karen, children Nancy (Brock), Richard (Jennifer), Christine (Stewart), Kurt, grandchildren Cassandra, Allie, Matthew, Elisha, and extended family members. He was preceded in death by son Robert(Pat)., Art joined the Navy in 1948 and served nine years. He worked for many years in the school industry and also for 30 years as a carillon bell representative. He was an active member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows for 13 years, and at time of passing, was serving as Noble Grand of Auburn Lodge #7. He served in many capacities as a dedicated Odd Fellow. He lived life with great enthusiasm, lots of stories, laughter, teasing, and loved to cook for family and friends. He was always there to listen and help when needed., A gathering will be held at Nancy and Brock Hinton's on Saturday, October 16, 2010 from 2 to 5 p.m., at 5628 Calle Paloma, Granite Bay. All those who knew and loved him are invited to come and celebrate his life. Remembrances in Art's name may be made to Horses for Healing (PO Box 1136, Meadow Vista, CA 95722) or Placer Children's Emergency Shelter(PCES, Angel Fund 11716 Enterprise Dr, Auburn, CA 95603)



Augustine S. Cook

Augustine S. Cook, 80, of Vallejo, died on Saturday, Oct. 2., He was born on May 5, 1930., Private family services will be held., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041,,



Avesta Keller

29 June 1916-30 Sept. 2010, It was with joy and sadness that we bid farewell to our wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt, Avesta Keller. She died peacefully at her home in Simi Valley with her family by her side as she had wanted., She was born in Belmont, Idaho, to Walser and Maude Bowman. She grew up in Kansas and lived with her parents there during her childhood and young adulthood. She came to California in 1940 with her two daughters, Martha (Hauser) and Pat (Ernest), and her husband, Darrel Keller. Her third daughter, Judy (Castaneda), was born in California., The 94 years of her life were filled with struggles, triumphs and lots of love. The grandchildren and great-grandchildren would ask her to help them with their homework by relating stories about her childhood and the days without cars, radios and running water. She would hold them captive by her side telling them wonderful stories. She had the nickname "Rosie the Riveter" because during World War II she was one of the brave women who went to work in the factories working as a riveter on the huge wings of aircraft., There are too many family members to mention, but there are also many family members who have gone before her and have been waiting for her to join them. Everybody loved her and she brightened the lives of so many. We will all miss her so much., A special thanks from the family goes to the wonderful hospice care team who were so supportive and loving, and to her wonderful caregivers, Mandee and Remy. We love you all., A Celebration of Life will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9 at the Moorpark Presbyterian Church at 13950 Peach Hill Road, Moorpark. It will be an informal get-together, so feel free to share any stories with Avesta's family and friends. We look forward to seeing you.



Awilda Louise Scott

Awilda Scott died on Oct. 4, 2010. She was born on Oct. 24, 1930 & attended Analy High School & SRJC. After raising her four kids, she worked at NCR and ORA. Awilda loved to read and listen to Big Band music. She was married to Frank Scott & mom to Jeff, Kelley, Lisa & Chris. She asked that her body be donated to UCSF for medical research so that others could benefit from her death. At Awilda's request, no memorial services are planned. The family would like to thank all those who came forth in Awilda's final days, especially her dear friend, Alice Murray. They would also like to thank Hospice. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family suggests a donation to Forgotten Felines.




ALDRIDGE, BETTY JEAN December 22, 1928 to Sept. 6, 2010 Betty Jean (Love) Aldridge was born in Chicago and grew up in Brookfield, Illinois. Betty met her husband, Seth, in 1949 at, , where she graduated from the School of Science in 1950. Betty and Seth were married in 1952. After Seth finished his education and service in the Navy in 1954, the couple lived in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1957 they moved to San Diego where the couple has since resided. Betty and Seth have three daughters, Marta (Clark), Lynn (Wells) and Lisa (Winlock). When the girls went off to college, Betty worked as an accountant at Deltec, a small electronics company. Throughout her life, Betty shared her gifts in service to the church, Girl Scouts and other volunteer organizations. After a seven year struggle with Alzheimers disease, Betty passed away on September 6, 2010; she is survived by her loving husband, daughters and seven grandchildren. Memorial gifts in Betty's honor may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, 4761 Cass Street, San Diego, CA 92109. Services will be held at the church at 2 p.m., on October 15.




BAKER, BETTY LOU Betty Lou Baker was born on April 21, 1936 and peacefully passed away on October 1, 2010. She battled cancer the past six years with strength and dignity. Betty was a loving mother to her children, a devoted sister and an ideal wife. She was always the first with a helping hand and a warm smile. She touched everyone with her big heart, kindness and generosity. Betty graduated SDHS class of 1955. She was active in the choir and drama department. Betty married James Smith upon graduation and had three lovely children. For the past 24 years, Betty and her second husband Bill, shared a love of travel, theater, restaurants and strolling through Balboa Park. Betty Lou is survived by her husband William Baker, children, David Smith, Michael Smith and Dana Von Hartmann, siblings Cecilia, Linda, Robert, Ivan, John and grandchildren, Logan, Azlan, Siera Lynn, Cameron, Serena and Sterling. A memorial will be held Saturday, October 16th, at 1 p.m. at Chapel of the Roses, Glen Abbey, 3838 Bonita Rd., Bonita, CA. Send flowers to Glen Abbey, or make donations to Salk Institute Cancer Center La Jolla.




GILBERT, BETTY MITCHAM Southlake - Betty Mitcham Gilbert, 82, passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2010. Betty was born in Brownwood, Texas to James R. Mitcham and Maxine W. Mitcham, and graduated from Brownwood High School. She attended Southern Methodist University, majoring in journalism. While attending SMU, she met Bruce Gilbert in 1947. They were married in 1948 and she helped support her husband through engineering school as a freelance writer. Bruce's profession as an engineer/inventor took their family to many locations throughout their 63 years of married life: Midland, Waco, Fort Worth, Houston, Mexico City, Dallas, Brownwood, San Diego, and Huntsville. Betty and Bruce retired to La Jolla, California in 1992. Betty was a member of the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, Colonial Country Club, Preston Hills Racquet Club and Brownwood Country Club, and she was a lifelong Methodist. Betty is preceded in death by her parents and brother, James R. Mitcham, Jr. She is survived by her two children, Bruce M. Gilbert (wife Peggy) and Laura E. Gilbert (husband Tim Karpf), her grandchildren Wendi Gribble, Glenn Gribble (wife Crystal), Janet Divin (husband Todd), Megan Suarez, and Al Suarez, and a host of nieces, nephews, and great grandchildren. Burial will be 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2010, at Greenleaf Cemetery, 2615 HWY 377 South, Brownwood, Texas. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Betty's memory to the Texas Tennis and Education Foundation at 8105 Exchange Drive, Austin, Texas 78754.




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Alan George Bodine Resident of Berkeley Born Dec. 25, 1935, Peoria Illinois. Died Sept. 19, 2010, Berkeley, California Alan was born in Peoria on ..... 




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Brittney Marie Weaver Our beautiful angel left us too soon on October 3, 2010, after a courageous battle with Osteo Sarcoma and complications from treatment. The memory of her beautiful free spirit and kind nature will live on in our hearts forever. She was an inspiration to all that knew her. She leaves behind many loving friends and family members including; her loving mother Janine Schengel and brother Jeremy Weaver, father Lonnie Weaver, her devoted grandmother Patricia Ench and grandfather Frank Ench, aunts Melinda Bowser and Karen Burrous, uncles Haywood Bowser and Paul Burrous and adoring cousins, Natalie, Ruby, Max and Emma. A memorial will be held on October 17th, 2010 at Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. 2:00-4:00 PM. For all who knew her and loved her please come join us. Donations to Osteo Sarcoma Research and local area blood banks.



Bagsby-Seaver, Betty Jo

Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

Betty Jo Bagsby-Seaver Resident of Alameda Betty Jo Bagsby- Seaver was born November 28, 1939 in Harris, Oklahoma to her parents Nova Perry and .....



Benedick A. Fraass

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Bernard Thomas Stone

Bernard Thomas Stone of Hanford passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at a Hanford hospital at the age of 80. Bernie was born in Wiarton, Ontario, Canada to Bernard and Florence Stone. Bernie served in the Canadian Army and fought in the, . While he was training with the US Army at Ft. Lewis, WA he met the love of his life, Alexandrina (Lena) Geiss. Bernie and Lena were married on August 30, 1954 in Ontario where they lived until 1957 when they moved to Washington. They lied in Tacoma, WA from 1958 to 1994 where they raised their 7 children and Bernie worked as a Warehouse Foreman in a furniture warehouse. Bernie was involved in charities throughout his life and was very active with the Knights of Columbus in Tacoma. Bernie volunteered at the Lemoore Senior Center and called bingo there until 2003. He was a member of the Red Vests at the Remington and some people might remember him as being the man whose face was in the picture at the Remington for their "Kiss" The Blarney Stone fundraiser. Bernie was very active and dedicated to his family. If he liked you, he liked you a lot. If not you didn't have a shot., Bernie is survived by his 5 daughters: Carol Torres and her husband Rick Foster of Tacoma, WA, Patty & Harry O'Connor of Riverton, WY, Sandy & Ken Allen of Chatteroy, WA, Becky and Jack Patterson of Tulare and Mary & Danny Cerda of Lemoore, 13 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, his brother Ted Stone, his sister Madeline and her husband Dale Lesouder, sister-in-law Rita Stone and brother-in-law Bill Munro all of Stratford, Ontario. He was preceded in death by his wife Lena Geiss, 2 children: Michael Stone & Catherine Ryan, grandson Ian O'Connor, his brother Frank Stone, sister Barbara Munro and sister-in-law Val Stone., A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at the Remington in the living room located at 2727 N. 11th Ave. in Hanford at 2:00 P.M.. Friends who wish can make donations in Bernie's memory to Central Valley, PMB 551 5730 N. First St., Ste. 105, Fresno, CA 93710.



Bertha Stull Horn

Bertha Stull Horn passed away Oct. 5, 2010, in her Camarillo home from heart failure., Bertha was born in 1921 in Enid, Okla., to the Hon. and Mrs. Arthur A. Stull. She attended Northeastern State Teacher's College in Alva, Okla., majoring in languages. In 1941, she married Hugh. E. Horn, deceased, and moved with her family to Camarillo in 1961., She is survived by her sister, Mrs. Lahoma Parker, and her three daughters, Barbara Metzger, Mary Horn Wood, and Peggy Tranovich and their families, including grandchildren, Greg, Julie, James, and Anja. She was a devoted member of the Camarillo United Methodist Church and an avid supporter of its bell choir., She belonged to the RG Chapter of P.E.O. and was a member of Las Posas Republican Women Federated., Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at the Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive. Donations in her memory may be made to Camarillo United Methodist Church. Services under the direction of Griffin Family Funeral Chapel, 1075 Daily Drive, Camarillo, 482-1166.



Beverly Joan Huss

Beverly Joan Huss passed in her sleep at her son''s home Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, just three days shy of her 90th birthday. She was born in 1920 in the small farming town of Harding, Ill., to Mamie and Roy Sellers, and had a younger brother, David. "Bev" attended Harding Elementary School and Serena High School, and was both Class Secretary and Treasurer at Serena. As a youngster, she lived the life of a farm girl, but also became interested in horseback riding, running track, driving cars and especially dance. Her interest in dance carried over throughout her life. As a student at the, , her major was education. She participated in numerous dance ensembles and also ran track for the GAA (Girls Athletic Association). Prior to, , Bev moved to Chicago to take a job with the Chicago Tribune. At the "Trib," she met and married John Huss - they married before he left to serve in the Infantry in Europe. During the War, Bev moved to the West Coast and worked in War industry, started a dance school, and waited for John. A wounded John returned and they stayed in Southern California to start a family - they had two sons, Jon and Brian. Her middle years were active raising her family, working at the Post Office and working crafts. She always had a dance school for kids. Bev''s retirement years were spent in Rancho Mirage playing golf, doing senior activities and traveling with the grandchildren Ryan, Matthew, and Schuyler. John and Bev eventually moved to Arroyo Grande''s Grandmothers Park to be closer to their family. A move they thoroughly enjoyed as they developed many wonderful friendships. The final year of Bev''s life was a most enjoyable one, spent with her companion, Cliff Peterson, at the Palms in San Luis Obispo. Beverly was preceded in death by her husband John; son, Brian; and grandson, Matthew Huss. For her great-grandchildren Cooper, Lucas and Gabriella, the exposure to her essence was too short. Our Beloved Matriarch and her values are already sorely missed. The Huss family expresses their gratitude to Dr. Sandberg and Dr. Tway for their loving care. A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Cornelia deLange Syndrome Foundation, 302 West Main St. #100, Avon, CT 06001. Marshall-Spoo 489-5552 Grover Beach



Bill Mundy

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Bobby King

Bobby Gene King, Apr. 13, 1926 - Oct. 3, 2010 Beloved wife to Thelma for 63 yrs. Loving father of Wayne (Georga) and Gayle (Mike). Cherished Grandpa to Eric, Lauren, Matthew and Chris. Surviving brother Paul L. King. Uncle "Gene" to many nieces and nephews. Navy veteran of, . Electrician for 40 years. Avid gardener who loved growing tomatoes. Join us for a celebration of his life Oct. 11th, 1p. at the family home, 1522 Cameo Dr., S.J. 408-252-0325. Donations to American Heart Assoc. He will be truly missed!



Bobby Stobaugh Sr.

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Bobe, Mary Ann

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Mary Ann Bobe Oct. 27, 1921 - Oct. 6, 2010 Resident of Oakland Mary Ann was born October 27, 1921, to Joseph and Helen ..... 



Bonamici, Frederick

Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

Frederick Bonamici 12/28/1922 ~ 10/01/2010 CARLSBAD-- Survived by his love for the last eight years, Peggy Calhoun; sister, Norma Cipolla; beloved father, of Allegra .....




CARLOS F. ESTACIO, JR. JUN.18, 1926 - OCT. 4, 2010 Carlos F. Estacio, Jr. went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 4, 2010 at the age of 84. He passed away peacefully at his home after a short illness, surrounded by his family. Carlos was born in Ponta Delgado, Flores, Azores, on June 18, 1926 to Carlos Francisco Estacio and Maria Medeiros Estacio. He was the sixth of nine children. On December 15, 1945, he married his sweetheart Maria Feno. Their love began when they were teenagers and the two were inseparable ever since. They were married for over 64 years. In 1956, Carlos immigrated to the United States with his wife and four children. His family later grew with the birth of five more children. Carlos worked extremely hard milking cows for others until he saved enough money to buy his own land and start his own dairy. In 1962, Carlos's dream came true when he purchased his own dairy with 15 Holstein cows. His dairy has prospered and expanded ever since. Carlos loved working on his dairy and spending time with his large family. God was always foremost in his life and he was very active in Sacred Heart Church and Our Lady of Fatima Society. He was also a director of the Turlock Pentecost Association and a member of S.E.S., YMI, Cabrillo Club, U.P.E.C., and Our Lady of Miracles, Gustine. Carlos was always happy to donate to all the Portuguese organizations in the state. He will be remembered as a gentle, loving, and generous husband, father, grand father, great-grand father, and friend. Besides his beloved wife Maria F. Estacio, Carlos is survived by his children Mary Swanson (Don); Celeste Drumonde (Manuel); John Estacio (Angela); Carlos Estacio III (Bernadette); Julie Teran (Gerald); Jimmy Estacio (Lori); Bobby Estacio (Belina); Tony Estacio (Gabriela); and daughter-in-law Mary Estacio, all of Turlock. He is also survived by 25 grandchildren, with one on the way and 9 great-grandchildren, also with one on the way, as well as his brother Laurindo Estacio (Maria) of New Bedford, Massachusetts, sister-in-law Maria Estacio of Turlock, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his oldest son Joe F. Estacio, aninfant son, John, and his siblings Luis Estacio, Maria Pontes, Herminia Estacio Dias, Joe Estacio, Josephina Francisco Freitas, Antonio Estacio, and Alvaro Estacio. Visitation will be held from 2pm to 5:30pm on Monday, October 11, 2010 at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd. in Turlock. Recitation of the Rosary will follow the visitation at 7:30pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1200 Lyons Ave. Turlock. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, October 12, 2010, also at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at the Sunset Mausoleum at Turlock Memorial Park. Please share your memories and condolences at




EVANS, CHARLES GILBERT Charles Gilbert Evans, 87, passed away on October 4, 2010. Gilbert was born on January 29, 1923, in Osage City, Kansas. He attended Creighton University before entering the, in 1943. Gilbert served in the South- west Pacific Theater Operations during, . After the war, he earned his degree in Business Admin from Denver University. Gilbert moved his family to San Diego and worked as an auditor and accountant for General Dynamics Convair and Silver Springs Water. Gilbert married Dorothy Krische, the love of his life, on Sept 6, 1948, in Topeka, Kansas. Gilbert's life was filled with his family, faith, and love of sports. Gilbert is survived by his beautiful wife of 62 years, Dorothy, his ten children: Gil, John, George, Jeanie, Mary Lou, Carol, Steve, Patty, Bob, and Bill, and their spouses. He is also survived by 28 grandchildren four great-grandchildren, and his brother Albert. Rosary will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the Good Samaritan Retirement Home in El Cajon on Wednesday, October 13th. Services at St. John of the Cross on Thursday, October 14th, at 10:00, he will be laid to rest at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Good Samaritan Retirement Home.




HOGGAN, CLEO MATTHEWS 1917 to October 6, 2010 Cleo Matthews Hoggan (92) quietly returned home to her Heavenly Father on October 6, 2010, after a long and productive life. She was born in Ashurst, AZ in 1917 to John Ivan Matthews and Alta Meleta Stapley. Her early years were spent in Graham County, AZ with siblings Charles and Mary. Her family moved to the Phoenix area where brothers Verl and John were born. Cleo's teen years were spent in Phoenix where she graduated from Phoenix Union High School. Cleo was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), where she participated in many of its social activities and there met Bruce Walter Hoggan. They were married in the Mesa Arizona Temple on February 2, 1938. The two of them became great dancing partners and even won local dance contests. They were married for over 67 years when Bruce passed away on August 26, 2005. From 1938 to 1960 Bruce and Cleo resided in Phoenix where all six of their children were born. In 1960 the family moved to San Diego, CA. Cleo learned her organizational skills from the various callings she fulfilled in the Church, and as a working mother. She served as Relief Society President, in multiple teaching assignments and as the Ward organist for many years. Talented in so many ways, Cleo also sewed dresses for her daughters and made costumes for the children. She had excellent business skills and loved to sing and dance. Cleo was a voracious reader and loved education. From 1960 to 1964, Bruce and Cleo lived on Point Loma in San Diego. Because of Cleo's new employment in Rancho Santa Fe as a legal secretary, the family moved to Solana Beach in 1964. Cleo left the legal profession after a few years and went to work for the University of California at San Diego. After she retired, she and Bruce served an 18 month LDS mission to Columbia, SC. Cleo completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in World History in UCSD in 1987 at age 69. Cleo loved to chat with her grandchidlren to find out what their future plans were and to encourage them on to loftier goals. She is survived by her six children: Michael; David and wife Florence; Philip and wife Beth; Paula; George and wife Janice; Janine; 32 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 15 at 10:00 a.m. at the Escondido Stake Center, 1917 E. Washington Ave., Escondido, CA. Interment will be in Phoenix at the Greenwood Memorial Lawn Mortuary on Saturday, October 16 at 1:00 p.m.




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Carl Morris

Carl C. Morris, Native of Indiana, 12/26/1915 - 10/7/2010, Loving husband of Cam Morris of San Jose, CA. A visitation will take place on Sunday, Oct. 10th, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at DARLING-FISCHER CHAPEL OF THE HILLS, in Los Gatos, CA. Graveside services on Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Los Gatos Memorial Park in San Jose, CA.



Carmen Martinez Reyes

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Carol Elizahbeth da Roza

da Roza, Carol Elizabeth Morris, 6/20/1918 - 9/15/2010, Artist, mother and loving friend to many, Carol passed away peacefully on the eve of September 15 at the age of 92 surrounded by her family., Carol was an amazing woman with a great passion for life. Raised in Santa Monica by her father, Wells Morris and her mother Anita Thomas Morris she fondly remembered her years growing up - riding horseback on the beach, swimming, playing volleyball and attending social functions with all of her close friends., After high school she studied to become an interior designer, her unique flair and artistic eye were expressed throughout her life. She loved to paint, needlepoint, decorate and throw fabulous parties. Her gardens were splendid! She enjoyed buying and fixing up homes which she did in Carmel, Auburn and Dutch Flat. In various chapters of her life, she was a model (and always a stylish dresser), painter, athlete, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Carol, also, loved to travel. Her adventures included trips to Italy, France, Russia, England, Mexico, and Hawaii., Carol will be missed by her loving brother, Wells (Bud) Morris Jr. and her loving children Gail Barstow, Donny da Roza, Carol (Caressa) Anita da Roza and John da Roza along with their families and many close friends., We will always remember Carol, her spirit of generosity, her fun sense of wit, moments shared laughing, loving and living life to the fullest., Celebration of Carol's life to be announced - Inquires: 707.829.9022.



Carolyn Jackson

Carolyn 'Rose' Fern Jackson, of Thousand Oaks, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, the 24th day of September, 2010., As Mrs. Jackson wished, she spent her last days at home with her family when she took her last breath on earth and her first breath in Heaven. She was born on Feb. 8, 1940 in Hazen, Ark., the daughter of Ernest and Maudie Ingle. Carolyn graduated from Hazen High School in 1957. After her graduation, she moved to California to seek employment and join her sisters. On Aug. 6, 1960, she married Kenneth Ray Jackson at Foursquare Baptist Church in Torrance., She was preceded in death by her husband on April 28, 1986; her parents; her brother, George Franklin Ingle; and her sister, Hazel Ingle Newton. Carolyn was a believer in Christ, an optimist and active in her community of 42 years., She loved ballroom dancing, the theater and arts, and was a founding member of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. She enjoyed picnics on the beaches of Santa Barbara, time in her rose garden, and traveling the world. Her weekly activities included having dinner out before going to the movies or theater and Sunday brunch after attending worship at Calvary Community Church. Her most precious moments were spending time with her four grandchildren., Carolyn is survived by her loving companion of eight years, Albert Hill, of Camarillo; her son, Brian Jackson, and his wife, Lorraine, of Hot Springs, Ark.; her daughter, Sherry Kerris, and her husband, Jon, of Westlake Village; her grandchildren, Danny, Brittany and Tommy Jackson of Hot Springs, Ark., and Justin Kerris, of Westlake Village; her sisters: Faye Spicer, of Fayetteville, N.C.; Pearl Kelly, of Hazen, Ark.; Joyce Sok, of Downey; and Dorothy Mertsoc, of Encinitas; her brothers: Bobby Ingle and Ernest Ingle, and his wife, Ray, all of Hazen, Ark.; her brother-in-law/sister-in-law: Douglas and Beverley Jackson, of Indian Wells; and numerous nieces and nephews. Carolyn was a very giving and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend., She will be greatly missed by her family and friends who knew her best by her favorite color Pink. She was always beautiful and had a wonderful smile :), A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16, 3 o'clock in the afternoon, at Calvary Community Church, with Pastor John O'Connell officiating. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Calvary Community Church, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village, CA 91362. Following the service, a reception for friends and family will be at Mrs. Jackson's residence on La Granada Drive in Thousand Oaks.



Carter, Sean James

Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

Sean James Carter 07/08/1989 ~ 10/10/2007 "The Drummer, like no other, marches to his own beat." Sean lived life to the fullest for his .....



Caryl Beckwell

Caryl Yvonne Beckwell Resident of Sacramento It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our beloved mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend on October 3, 2010 at the age of 82. Caryl Yvonne Smith, "Cabby", was born in Rapid City, South Dakota to Robert and Alma Smith on February 16, 1928. After her mother's passing, her Daddy married Wilhelmina Moore who became a loving and caring Mother to Caryl and her much loved sister Mariana. In the late 1940's, she and her sister Mariana embarked on an adventure and moved to L.A. It is there that she met and married Robert Beckwell. They were married for 22 years before Dad's passing in 1972. Together, they had six children, Suzanne, Veronica, Patricia, Ann (Sal), Edward William (Kim) and Bridget (Mike) which she considered the crowning glory of her life. Caryl is survived by her six children, her sister , 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Caryl was passionate about gardening and painting but her absolute greatest joy was spending time with her family. She taught her children and grandchildren to be self reliant, hard working and passionate about life and she led by that example. She held many friends dear to her heart, but was especially fond of her friend Angie. Caryl will be missed every day by her family and friends, but we are happy to know that she is in Heaven with her loved ones. We hold a piece of her in all of our hearts, minds and souls. A celebration of Caryl's life will be held in Sacramento, Ca. Please visit the online guestbook or contact for details.



Castleman, M. Lorin

Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

M. Lorin Castleman, Jr. Resident of Oakland Born April 15, 1939 in Riverside, CA. Lorin passed away September 30, 2010 at Alta Bates Hospital ..... 



Cecil Melvin Shelton

Cecil "Cec" Melvin Shelton entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 in Hanford, California at the age of 94. He was born near Manchester, Coffee County, Tennessee on April 11, 1916, the first son of Odia Bell Shelton and Mary Catherine Foster. He moved with his family to Hanford in 1922 and graduated from Hanford High School with the class of 1934. He married his wife of over 70 years, Louise McClintock, on December 4, 1937, and they raised their two children, Tom Shelton and Kathleen Shelton Cody of Lodi, CA. Cecil retired as Assistant Fire Chief in 1974 after 33 years with the Hanford City Fire Department. Cecil's life began with the first cars, radios and airplanes. He saw four major wars, the Great Depression, the first TV, the moon walk, space station and computer technology. He loved to camp, travel and fish, spending summers at Flathead Lake in Montana and Lake Pend Oreille in Idaho. He and his wife also traveled extensively in United States and Europe researching their genealogies. They published four hard bound books on the family history. Cecil was the past President of the Hanford Municipal Club from 1953-1954; member of the BPO Elk's Lodge #1259, Hanford for over 60 years; Deacon at First Christian Church and owner of an equipment rental business for 28 years. He and his wife were King and Queen of the Kings County Homecoming in 1998. He was also a charter member of the Hanford Showoffs, Honorary Life member of the "Jolly Bunch Dancing Club" and the Kings County Historical Society. He devoted many hours to the establishment of the Hanford Carnegie Museum. Cecil was predeceased by his parents, his wife, Louise, his brother, Jim Shelton, sisters, Katherine Boyd and Willa Mae (Billie) Redgwick and son-in-law Phillip Cody., He is survived by his children, Tom and Kathie; two grandchildren, Cinda Cody and Loriana Cody Thompson (Craig) and great-grandson Matthew Cody Thompson, all of Lodi, CA; brother, Odie Shelton of Olympia, WA; sister, Jane Blair (Robert), sister-in-law, June Shelton, Mary Kay Hopper (Jim), all of Hanford, CA and numerous other beloved nieces and nephews., Visitation will be held on Monday, October 11, 2010 from 5 - 8 p.m. at People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty Street in Hanford, CA. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at People's Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, October 12, 2010. Burial will follow at Grangeville Cemetery in Armona, CA., Condolences may be made at, Remembrances may be made to Hanford Carnegie Museum, 108 E. 8th Street, Hanford, CA 93230 or to donor's favorite charity., Arrangements are under the direction of People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591.



Celeste Faith Emerson

Celeste Faith Emerson passed away at her home in Camarillo on Oct. 6, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 30, 1945 in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Evert and Victoria Curtis., She is survived by her daughter, Luanne Emerson of Ojai; sons, Mark Emerson, Sr. and Keith Emerson of Camarillo; daughter-in-law, Christina Emerson of Camarillo; grandchildren, Angela and Mark Emerson; father, Evert Curtis, Sr. of Oxnard; brother, Evert Curtis, Jr. of Somis; sister, Beverly Moodie of Hawaii; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her late mother, Victoria Martin Curtis., Services will be held at 9 a.m. Oct. 18 at St. Anthony's Church, 2511 South C St., Oxnard, CA 93033. Assisting the family is Perez Family Funeral Home, 983-3457. Please sign our guest book at



Charles Wesley Kocher

Charles Wesley Kocher, 63, of Vacaville passed away after a long illness on Thursday, Sept. 30, in Vacaville. He was born on Dec. 8, 1946, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Charles served in the U.S. Marine Corps for six years until 1972. He also worked for Mare Island Police Department for 10 years, retiring in 1984 and then worked another 10 years for customer service at Self Power Equipment, retiring in 1997. Charles enjoyed Nascar, RC car racing, camping and spending time with his family. He was a member of Shepard of the Hills in Vacaville., Charles is survived by his daughter, JaDee Hopper; sons, Raymond J. Kocher, Arlin S. Kocher, and Charles W. Kocher; sister, Cora-Ann Rogoway; brother, Raymond Jay Kocher; and 11 grandchildren, Trent, Anthony, Raymond II, Nikkole, Alexus, Dakota, Dinah, Emma, Karlyn, Kathleen and Isabella., A graveside service with Garrison T. Hopper Sr. officiating, will be held on Monday, Oct. 11, at 10 a.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon. A reception to follow.,



Charlotte Jurs

Charlotte Jurs (1913-2010) of Belvedere passed away October 2 at her home, surrounded by her children. Born and married in PA, she moved to Berkeley in 1940 with her husband, Albert Jurs, Jr where they raised six children. Charlotte's volunteer efforts were numerous and lasted a lifetime. In 1965, they settled in Belvedere where Charlotte was named "Citizen Emeritus of 2004". Charlotte was predeceased by her husband in 1975 and her daughter Shelley in 2004. She is survived by five children. Donations in her memory can be made to Ploughshares Fund, KQED, Heifer Project International. A Celebration of her Life will be held at a later date.



Christina "Chris" Chan

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



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Clementina Giraudo

Clementina H. Giraudo Passed away at her home in San Mateo, Ca. on October 9th. 2010. Clem was a devoted mother and spouse. She devoted her life to instilling in her children a love for family and their Italian heritage. Her family continues to cherish their family history and memories that covered her parents immigration to America through out their entire lives that was shared at all family gatherings. Predeceased by her loving husband Angelo Giraudo, her mother Maria Basuino and sister Rose Gwilliam. Survived by her loving partner of twenty years, Ray Wilson. Loving mother of Angela Repetti, Michelle Chester (Jim), Denise Gomez (Rich), Anthony Giraudo(Barbara). Nonie of Christopher Barza (Nick), Marisa and Andrew Giraudo, and Gianna Gomez. Friends and family are invited to visit at 6:30pm on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 with a Vigil service at 7:00pm at The Colonial Chapel of Crosby-N Gray & Co, 2 Park Road, Burlingame, CA. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00am on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at St. Catherine of the Siena Catholic Church, 1310 Bayswater Ave., Burlingame, CA. Donations can be made to UCSF Pancreas Cancer Program, Box 45339, San Francisco, CA 94145-0339. Arrangements by Crosby-N Gray & Co., Burlingame, CA 650-342-6617.



Clementino Irorita Agtang

Clementino Irorita Agtang, 63, of Palm Springs, Calif., passed away October 6, 2010 in Palm Springs, Calif. He was born January 30, 1947 to Cleto Agtang and Consolacion Irorita in Marede Santa Ana, Cagayan, Philippines. He married Ester Agriam on June 18, 1975 in Manila, Philippines. He was a prep cook for 33 years. He is survived by his wife Ester Agtang; daughter, Precious Agtang of Valencia, Calif.; sister, Aida Camit of the Philippines and two grandchildren. A visitation will be held Wednesday, October 13, 2010, from 4 to 8:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn Mortuary in Cathedral City, Calif. A funeral service will be held Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn mortuary in Cathedral City, Calif. with interment to follow at Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, Calif. Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries



Colleen V. Pack

Colleen V. Pack, 80, of Desert Hot Springs, Calif. passed away on October 4, 2010 in Palm Springs, Calif. She was born April 25, 1930 to Edward Monford and Velma Titkeault in New York, N.Y. She was married Y.S. Pack and worked as Court Clerk in Orange County for twenty years. After retiring, she put in many volunteer hours with many different organizations. Colleen is survived by her many friends and her two dogs, Chopper and Palmer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Y.S. Pack. Visitation will be held from 5-9:00 PM on October 7, 2010 with services at 11:00 AM on October 8, 2010; both will take place at Forest Lawn, Cathedral City. Entombment will follow the service, also at Forest Lawn. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Pet Orphan Oasis or Save-A-Pet.



Constancia Gonzales

February 6, 1913 - Sept. 27, 2010 Constancia Duran Gonzales was born on February 6, 1913 and went peacefully to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on September 27, 2010, at the age of 97 years old. Constance was born in Pierce, Ariz. and later moved to Coachella, Calif. with her family. She married Jesus Gonzales and had four children from this union. They both owned and operated a truck driving business and a restaurant. She left the Valley to live in Fresno, Calif. and later returned to Indio to live her remaining years with her family. Constancia loved Mexican music and dancing. She also enjoyed watching her favorite T.V. shows. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a quiet woman but when she spoke she had much goodness and wisdom. She was an amazing woman and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Visitation is scheduled from 4-9:00 p.m., Thursday, October 7, 2010 with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Casillas Family Funeral Home, Coachella, Calif. Mass is at 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 8, 2010 at Our Lady of Soledad in Coachella. Burial will follow at Coachella Valley Cemetery.



Copeman, Barbara

Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

Barbara Copeman May 22, 1928 - Oct. 2, 2010 Formerly of Pleasanton Barbara Hale Copeman, 82, passed away on October 2, 2010 at her .....



Cuno Buechi

Cuno Buechi A 38 year resident of Burlingame passed away on October 5, 2010. He was 83. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Catherine Buechi and several nieces and nephews. Cuno was a native of Leuzberg, Switzerland and moved to this Country in 1954. The family is planning a celebration of his life in the near future. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Peninsula Humane Society or the



Curtis Breckenridge

Curtis Breckenridge, 69, died Aug. 15. . 



Cynthia Olivia Nelson Riley

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Daniel James Johnson

Sr. Airman Daniel James Johnson Our American Hero, Senior Airman Daniel James Johnson, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician stationed at Vandenberg Air Force Base, was killed in the line of duty on October 5, 2010 in Hendu, Kandahar, Afghanistan. Dan was born June 20, 1987 in Ely, Minnesota to Jim and Holly Johnson and graduated from Monona Grove High School in Monona, Wisconsin in 2005. Dan joined the United States Air Force in November of 2006. He was assigned to Vandenberg's 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight in October of 2007 after earning his EOD Crab from the Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal in September of 2007. He served a 7-month tour of duty in Iraq during 2009 and was deployed to Afghanistan in August of this year. As a devoted Christian man, Dan married the love of his life, Kristen Harlow, on June 5, 2010. He was a very outgoing young man with a quiet confidence; a compassionate caring man with a love of the outdoors. One of Dan's most endearing qualities was the ability to make everyone laugh; he was a prankster and was always the life of the party. He was an active participant in the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program in the local community. He died knowing that he was deeply loved by his wife and family and he was very proud to serve, protect and defend his country. Dan is survived by his wife Kristen Johnson of Santa Maria; father Jim Johnson; mother Holly Higgins; brothers Peter, Will and Erik Johnson; sisters-in-law Tara and Tabea Johnson; niece Madeline Johnson; nephew Carter Johnson; grandmother Marilyn Johnson; aunts Tammie and Judy Johnson; and uncle Bill Johnson. Additionally, Dan is survived by his in-laws Larry and Cathy Harlow; Justin and Breanna Burton with their son Gracin; and Nick Harlow. A distinguished military transfer ceremony will be held on the tarmac at Vandenberg Air Force Base on October 13, 2010 at 10:00 AM. A memorial service, following military traditions, will commence at the Base Chapel at 11:00 AM. A celebration procession will convoy from the Base Chapel through Santa Maria to First Christian Church, located at 1505 South College Drive, for a memorial service at 3:00 PM. Private funeral services with full military honors will be held at a later date at the Santa Maria Cemetery for family and invited guests only. Those wishing to participate are invited to attend the services at Vandenberg Air Force Base; individuals must email their complete legal names to prior to 6:00 PM on Monday, October 11, 2010 to receive proper access to the base and may be subject to a security screening.



Darryl V. Coder

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David Bruce Sather

David Bruce Sather 1949 - 2010 David Bruce Sather was born June 20, 1949 in Santa Barbara, CA. He passed away Sept. 8, 2010 in Lucerne, CA. He resided in Bakersfield, CA for several years. He was a proud Marine and served in Vietnam from July 7, 1966 to August 1969. During that time he was in combat at Khe Sanh where he lost several Marine buddies. His wife Victoria Sather; sister, Sharon and husband Hank Schoenbeck of Scotts Valley, CA; two sons, Casey and Dustin Craft; two stepsons, Paul and Nick; numerous nieces, nephews and one granddaughter survive him. His mother, Mary Margaret; father, William Sather; and brother, Butch precede David in death. Services will be held Friday, October 15th, at 10:45 a.m., at the Bakersfield National Cemetery, 30338 E. Bear Mountain Rd., Arvin, CA 93203.



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David John Aguayo

Aguayo, David John June 9, 1946 - September 27, 2010 David John Aguayo, a long time Los Angeles resident, died peacefully in his home on September 27, 2010 with his sister, Lydia, at his bedside. David classified himself as a psychotherapist, a genealogist and an amateur historian of Southern California. He spent 45 years passionately researching his ancestry, and was ecstatic whenever he discovered a new link or connection. David enjoyed reading, gardening, travel, architecture, politics, and supporting the preservation of Los Angeles and California history. David wished to be remembered as one who loved helping others, both personally and professionally. David was born on June 9, 1946 in Arlington, CA to David Edward Aguayo and Jennie H. Aguayo. He attended kindergarten through high school in Corona, where he made friendships that continued throughout his lifetime. In high school, he participated in many campus organizations and activities, while excelling academically as one of the top ten students in his class. As a result of his scholastic ability and achievements, David was awarded the first Evelyn Bartman Stearns Scholarship to Occidental College in Eagle Rock, CA. After graduating from Occidental College in 1968, David attended UCLA, where he earned his master's degree in sociology in 1970. Following his formal education, David devoted 27 years as a licensed clinical social worker serving the people of the Los Angeles County. His career included increasing levels of responsibility in the health care field, and positions at such major facilities as Claude Hudson, Ranchos Los Amigos and Los Angeles Women's Hospital. He served additionally for 2 1/2 years as a volunteer member of the Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center's Cultural Awareness Committee. David retired in November 1996, but continued to be involved in active community service. He remained especially devoted to helping Occidental College promote the successful recruitment and development of ethnic minority students. David was predeceased by his parents and is survived by his sister, Lydia Talton and her husband, Michael; nephew John E. Araujo and his wife, Elaine; niece Jennifer C. Sidenstecker and her husband, Jon; grandnieces Michelle Y. Araujo and Le Anna C. Zuniga; and many other loving relatives and friends. Memorial services are scheduled at 1:00 pm on October 16, 2010, at the Latin American Pentecostal Church, 423 E. 4th St., Corona, California 92879.



David Kason

David Medina Kason, 71, of Riverside, Calif. passed to a new life on September 27, 2010. He born on June 29, 1939 in San Dimas, Calif. to Mohammed Bakish Kason and Cecilia Medina Kason and his parents moved to the Coachella Valley in 1950 where he attended and graduated from Coachella Valley High School in 1957. He joined the United States




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Dee Coursey

Dee Coursey passed away on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at his home in Palm Springs, Calif. He was 76 years old. He served honorably in the



Della Cates

Della Cates Della Cates, a Rio Oso resident since 1953, died October 4, 2010. She was 96 years young and was born March 6, 1914 in Red Oak, OK. Before moving to California, Della survived the Great Depression, lived through two World Wars, saw the end of Prohibition and had stories to tell about what the blinding Storms of the Dust Bowl looked like. Through it all, she loved life and was a devoted wife, mother, and grandma to family and friends who became her family. Besides her loving family, her passions were flower gardens, her vegetable gardens, her chickens and traveling each year to a family reunion in Broken Bows, OK. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Henry Cates. They married on February 23, 1943. Della is survived by her children, Bill Cates & wife Sandy of Arboga, CA; Sue Duncan & husband Dub of Gentry, AR; LeVon Scheiber & husband Willy of Rio Oso, CA; Barbara Nahas of Rio Oso, CA and Dan Cates & wife Pam of St. Roberts, MO, who gave her 14 grandchildren, 2 of whom preceded her in death, 20 great grandchildren and 3 great- great grandchildren who brought her endless joy. Also, she is survived by 2 brothers, Alvin Tomlinson of Broken Bow, OK, Donzel Tomlinson of El Dorado, AR and 1 sister, Donnie Whisenhunt of Broken Bow, OK. There is a viewing on Tuesday, October 12 from 2:00 to 8:00 at Lipp and Sullivan Funeral Home in Marysville. A graveside service will be held on October 13 at 1:00 pm at Fairview Cemetery in Rio Oso. Send Condolences to



Delores T. Evans

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Derrick C. Shoopman

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m. at Parkway Community Church in Fairfield. Inurnment is private., Arrangements are by Fairmont Funeral Home. 



Dolores Jean "Nana" Finnerty

Dolores Jean Finnerty experienced her "Heavenly Birth" on Sunday, Oct. 3, after a brief illness., She was the youngest of four children to John and Ethel (Smith) Vandervort on May 18, 1936, in Glassport, Pa., Dolores grew up in Sewickley, Pa., where she attended school and graduated. Later, she would meet and marry the love of her life, Merle Joseph Finnerty (Bones). Together they made their home in Baden, Pa., along with their two children, Deborah Lynn Brook (Finnerty) and Merle Joseph Finnerty Jr. (Joe), both of Vacaville. It was during this time Dolores accepted the Lord as her personal Savior; which she found comfort after Bones passed away in 1971., In 1984, Dolores joined both her children in Merced, Calif. She attended Merced Community College and also worked there. When she wasn't working or studying, she was a Red Cross volunteer at Castle Air Force Base. She also spent countless hours at the local nursing home visiting people who didn't have family. In 1987, she once again followed her children to Vacaville, Calif. Dolores would remain in Vacaville for a few years ,then back to Pennsylvania, and then finally back to Vacaville, permanently, in 1999., Shortly after returning to Vacaville, she got her dream job with Solano Community College as an extended campus assistant at Travis Air Force Base. She loved working with the military and helping them achieve their educational goals. Dolores loved decorating the office with the latest season or holiday d\écor. Later, she moved to the Vacaville campus where the staff and students came to love her. The last few months she had moved to the Vallejo campus where she found the students so kind to her. Dolores had many friends at Solano Community College and looked forward to each day with her staff and students., Dolores' two main purposes in life were to serve her Lord and to care for her children. You knew not to disturb her in the early hours of the morning, because that was her time to read her Bible and worship. She was constantly praying for family, friends, co-workers or people she didn't even know., Dolores was a devoted and loving mom to her children. While raising them, she always made sure they went on vacations, had grand birthday parties, took them to the drive-in theater to see a scary movie, or just open her home to her children's friends to hang-out or go swimming. Her children loved playing practical jokes on Dolores and on one particular occasion she made her young son, Joe, undress outside because she knew he had a snake. Only problem is she didn't know he hid the snake in his folded clothes. Once Joe came in the house you could hear a blood curdling scream for miles!, Dolores enjoyed life and the people she met to the fullest. She always felt the need to show compassion to those less fortunate, especially the homeless. Her other passion was traveling with both her children while they were in the Air Force. Along with them she got to see the world! When she wasn't taking care of all her plants, she would be relaxing reading a good book., Dolores is survived by both her children; son-in-law, Gary Brook; and daughter-in-law, Charmaine (Woodard) Finnerty. She leaves behind six grandchildren, Christine (Finnerty) Dedominicis, Meagen Finnerty all from Pennsylvania; Kelli and Ryan Brook; Jasmine and Sean Finnerty, all from Vacaville; and two great-grandsons, Shawn Jr., and Logan Dedominicis from Pennsylvania., Dolores was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ethel; brother, Ernie; sister, Mary; husband, Bones; and great-grandson, Aiden., Our family is so thankful and appreciative for the loving support and prayers of so many friends and family. We would also like to extend our thanks to the staff at NorthBay Medical Center for their compassion and helpfulness during our mom's extremely brief illness., In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Dolores' name to two of her favorite charities - St. Jude's Children Hospital, Mission Solano, or a charity of your choice., Friends are invited to attend the visitation to be held on Thursday, Oct. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m., at McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main St., Vacaville., Friends are also invited to attend a funeral on Friday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. by Pastor Stephen Brook at McCune Garden Chapel. A reception will follow at the home of Gary and Debby Brook, 278 Lisburn Way, Vacaville., Burial will take place at Economy Cemetery, Ambridge, Pa., at a later date., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546,,



Don G. Dishon

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Don Looper

Don Looper, 79, of Vacaville, died on Tuesday, Oct. 5 in Vacaville. He was born on Jan. 5, 1931, in Irving, Texas., A visitation will be held on Monday, Oct. 11, from 5 to 8 p.m., at McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main St., Vacaville. A graveside service will follow on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. at Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery., Arrangements by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546,,



Donald D. Bunch

Donald D. Bunch was born in Jefferson City, Mo., on March 8, 1932 and passed away Sept. 12, 2010 in his Lazy Boy chair watching golf, his passion. He was a rules official for college golf until a mini-stroke in 2000., He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Marlene Bunch. Donald was a man of honor and served in the Military Police in the Army during the Korean War. He leaves five sons, Scott Bunch, wife Jennifer, granddaughters Caitlan and Courtney Bunch; Kirk Myers; Mitchell Myers and wife Cynthia, step-grandsons Matthew and Jeffrey Hudleson; Jeffrey Myers and wife Katherine and grandsons, Justin Myers and wife Shaylene, and Trevor Myers. From his first marriage he leaves a son, Richard Bunch, and grandchildren, Gabrielle and Jason., Donald worked in management for Lockheed Aircraft in Burbank for 39 years. He took early retirement for health reasons and golf!, A celebration of his life was held at the Rose Family Funeral Home on Sept. 17, 2010. He will be truly missed by family and friends.



Donald Lee Hardacre

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Donald Norman Duke

Duke, Donald Norman April 1, 1929 - September 27, 2010 Renowned railroad photographer and publisher Donald Norman Duke has died at 81 years of age. He was born at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles on April 1, 1929. He first lived in Beverly Hills with his parents, Roger and Mabel Duke, until his father, Roger, decided he didn't want to drive to work in downtown Los Angeles facing the sun every morning and then return home facing the sun in the west. Upon making that decision, the Dukes sought out a piece of land in San Marino, then a rural suburb east of downtown Los Angeles, where they would build a home in 1939. This is where Don remained all his life. Don attended South Pasadena High School (Class of '47), and, since the Pacific Electric Railway was just two blocks north of their home, both he and his father made use of the PE on a regular basis. It is here where father and son first shared their love of trains and train photography, and added a photographic darkroom to their home. Duke went on to attend Colorado College where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity (and editor of their newsletter, the Caduceus, from 1968 to 1980) and graduated with a BA in Educational Psychology and a minor in business (Class of '51). While he could have gone to Duke University at no cost due to his lineage (his great grandfather was the benefactor for Duke University) he chose Colorado College because of his grandparents living in the state, as well as the fact Colorado was known for their famed narrow gauge railroads. Following college, Don worked for General Petroleum (Mobil Oil) in Los Angeles, served a brief stint in the Merchant Marine, worked as an agent for the General Steamship Corporation, and then came back to Mobil Oil as an assistant manager for retail advertising and sales promotion, which included the Mobil Economy Run; all the while taking amazing photos of trains, locomotives and trolleys. Not content with mere roster shots, Duke became admired for his well composed action shots which would tell a story. Pacific Railroad Publications was formed in the 1950's out of Don's love for trains, and later became what we all have grown to know as Golden West Books, incorporated in 1960. Since this time Don wrote and published numerous books on trains and railroads, wrote articles for and edited the Pacific Railway Journal (quarterly magazine for the Southern California Chapter of the R&LHS and the Pacific Railroad Society), the Branding Iron quarterly magazine for the Los Angeles Corral of Westerners (where he formerly was Sheriff [1980] and editor), and even had a turn writing for Gunsmoke and The Ponderosa. Don was a member of the Lexington Group of railroad historians, founding member of Orange Empire Railway Museum, founding member of the Southern California Chapter of the Railway and Locomotive Historical Society, and numerous of other train, rail and locomotive historical societies including the California State Railroad Museum. Don also was a life-long reader at the Huntington Library, member of the Henry and Arabella Huntington Society, California Writer's Guild, Book Publishers Association of Southern California, and numerous other literary organizations. Donald Duke died at his home in San Marino on the evening of September 27, 2010, following a normal day at the office and chatting about current events with his friends. True to form, Donald Duke wrote this obit back in 2006. His extensive railroad photography collection, book collection and ephemera have been donated to the Huntington Library in San Marino and Golden West Books will stay in business. Donations can be made to the City of Hope. Memorial arrangements are pending.



Doramae Armstrong Hart

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Dorothy Marie Page

Dorothy Marie Page, 92, of Ventura, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. She was born May 31, 1918 on a farm near Libertyville, Iowa, and had been a Ventura County resident 61 years, coming from Iowa., Dorothy had been a teacher's aide at Washington Elementary School, retiring from the Ventura Unified School District in 1975. She loved bowling, especially playing in the Pioneers senior bowling league at Buena Lanes, and liked watching NBA basketball., She is survived by her son, Dale; and daughter, Sharon, both of Ventura. Private graveside services were held., Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home and Crematory, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura. Condolences may be left at



Dortha Evelyn Hulbert Frasier

Dortha Evelyn Hulbert Frasier''s long and full life began on a family farm in Pittsburg Kansas in July 1917. As a girl she cooked for the harvest crew, during which neighboring farmers converged on each other''s farms to help bring in the harvest. One of the men included her soon to be husband, Eugene Forrest Frasier (Scoop). Scoop and Dortha moved to Bakersfield in 1932 where Scoop worked as a carpenter and later as a building contractor. They vacationed often in Morro Bay, and eventually moved there in 1959 intending to make it their retirement home. Instead, Scoop continued working as a general contractor and built the Frasier Motel in Morro Bay. Dortha and Scoop managed the restaurant and motel for many years. Dortha was also known as "Dottie" by her friends and "Sayda" by her family. She continued to live in Morro Bay after her husband died in 1997, and moved to the Alder House in 2004. Her life came to a close on Thursday, October 7, 2010. She is survived by her children, Jerry and Karen; six granddaughters; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. She also leaves her dear nephew Keith, who has helped her countless times over the years. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Alder House for giving her loving care for five and a half years, as well as the staff at Carmel Home for the Elderly during the last six months of her life. A viewing and celebration of Dortha''s life will take place at 11am, Wednesday, October 13, 2010, at Benedict-Rettey Mortuary in Morro Bay. Benedict-Retty 772-7382 Morro Bay



Dr. Stephen V. Rigberg

Wednesday evening, Sept. 29, 2010, at the family home in Ventura, Stephen Victor Rigberg, M.D. F.A.C.P., widely respected oncologist/hematologist, succumbed to the malignancy he dedicated his professional life studying, treating and curing., Steve left this earthly world with the same steadfastness and dignity that he lived his life, knowing he had lived an honorable life and that he was deeply loved, but with more courage than most because of his knowledge from the onset of his prognosis, yet he moved onward with valor for the sake of his family, remaining extraordinarily strong and brave., Stephen was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Isaac and Florence Rigberg. Mourning Steve's passing is his devoted wife, Laurie; loving children, Jennifer (Marc) Schellenberg of San Mateo, Calif., Jordan (fiance Tamara Skaggs); precious grandchildren, Hannah and Sam Schellenberg; faithful brothers, Dr. Herb (Lynn) Rigberg of Phoenix, Ariz., Dr. Leon (Lynne) Rigberg of Phoenix, Ariz.; nephews, Jimmy (Colleen) Rigberg, David (Karen) Rigberg, Matthew Rigberg, Andy (Maegan) Rigberg; nieces, Michelle Rigberg and Jodi Rigberg, and great-nieces and nephews; father and mother in-law, Bill and Loretta Burton; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Linda Burton of Bakersfield, Calif.; niece and goddaughter, Jennie (Chris) Klassen of Bakersfield, Calif. Laurie and Steve are most thankful for loyal friends, Dr. Ed and Ellie Alexson; Dr. Sal and Edy Santangelo; Dr. Ed and Fran Elson; Dr. Mike and Marilyn Fischetti; Jack and Karen Oren; and colleague, Dr. Todd and wife, Dr. Simi Yates, all of whom encircled Steve with their love and admiration during his final days., Stephen was born May 6, 1945 in Philadelphia, Pa. He graduated from Central High School in Philadelphia in the class of 1962. His higher education began at Albright College, Reading Pa.; medical school at Hahnemann Medical School, Philadelphia, Pa.; medical internship and residency at Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Mass.; Fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at Hahnemann Medical School and Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.; United States Air Force Medical Service, staff physician, Malcolm Grow Hospital, Washington, D.C. After his honorable discharge in 1976, with the rank of Major, Steve located to Ventura where he began a private practice of Hematology and Oncology serving the Oxnard/Ventura area., He held medical licenses in the states of Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and California. He had certifications in the National Board of Medical Examiners; Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine; Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine in Subspecialty of Hematology; Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine in Subspecialty of Medical Oncology. Society memberships and honors included: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; Diplomat of the American College of Physicians; Fellow of the American College of Physicians; Member of the American Society of Hematology; Member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology; Member of the Southern California Academy of Clinical Oncology; and up until his death, was on the Board of Directors of MOASC (Medical Oncological Association of Southern California)., He served on the staff at both St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard and Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura. Steve and Laurie's courtship began at St. John's Hospital where Laurie was a floor charge R.N. on the urology ward. September 2009 they celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary dancing to the music as they did on their wedding day. Before the onslaught of this devastating illness, Steve was anticipating his future retirement years with Laurie which included travel; new and multiple taste bud experiences; fishing destinations; leisure time for endless movies, but mostly spending time with his grandchildren; the bachelor party cruise and wedding of his son. Nothing thrilled Steve more than driving out of the dealer's showroom in a brand new automobile, a fishing trip, whether he caught a big one or not, hearing or telling a good joke in the doctor's lounge, savoring a good meal at a new restaurant or an old favorite., Steve was an avid tennis player enjoying the courts since his high school years. Steve and Laurie's home was a welcoming environment for all of Jordan's friends. His favorite time of year was football season. He was an ardent and die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan and could be seen on game day, with Jordan by his side, attired in his Eagles jersey and hat cheering his team on to victory., Laurie personally extends a grateful heart to Steve's nephew, Dr. David Rigberg, who was their true constant throughout their many stays at UCLA; her brother, Michael, who dedicated himself to Steve's care in his final hours; Pastor Dave Hall of Trinity Lutheran Church; and Rosemary Cesnauskas of Livingston Hospice. We can choose to mark this devastating time with anger, sadness and grief or we can choose instead to honor the memory of this outstanding man with our enduring love, our memories, our thankfulness that God chose us to share Steve's life. To our beloved son-in-law and dearest friend, rest in peace, we will take good care of your family., With our enduring love, Loretta Services will be private. If it is your wish to remember Steve you may do so with a gift to the UCLA Foundation or to the Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) in care of Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura, CA 93003. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, Ventura. Condolences may be left at



Dr. Tamsen Stevenson

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Dr. Tamsen Stevenson died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2010, of breast cancer. Born in Chicago, Dr. Stevenson lived in the United States, Mexico, and Australia. Her parents, Alec Rubin and Edna Rutheen Tay 




BUCK, ELAINE M. San Diego 03/13/1914 to 10/05/2010 St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church Oct. 22nd at 3 p.m. Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey (619) 425-9111




DREYER, EVA M. Nov. 7, 1922 to Oct. 5, 2010 Eva Dreyer was born in Newton, Kansas on November 7, 1922. She was the middle daughter of Lewis and Elsie Dreyer and had four other siblings; Fay, Richard, Don and Donna. Her love of family, life and faith were a gift and inspiration to everyone that knew her. Eva is a beloved sister-in-law and beloved aunt to 13 nieces and nephews, 24 great-nieces and nephews and nine great-great-nieces and nephews. An original pioneer and career woman championing the successes of professional business women everywhere, she was the Local President and later the California State President of Business and Professional Women (BPW). In 1983, she retired from the medical department of Pacific Bell. Eva was a devout member of Fletcher Hills Presbyterian Church having served as a Deacon and Circle Leader. Eva enjoyed family gatherings, reading and playing cards with friends. As a world traveler, she went to many exotic places and kept great photo albums ready for viewing or commentary. Eva Dreyer instituted many family traditions that shall continue in her honor. Her memorial service will be held Sunday, October 17, 2010, at 3 p.m., Fletcher Hills Presbyterian Church in El Cajon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Eva's name to the church at 455 Church Way, El Cajon, CA. 92020. (619)463-6631. Her strength was a lesson to everyone.



Earl Everett Jones

Earl Everett Jones, 89, of Fairfield, died on Sept. 27. He was born on Jan. 25, 1921., Private family services will be held., Arrangements by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041,, 



Edith Julia Britton

Mrs. Edith Julia Britton was born January 6, 1919 in Hanford, CA to John Calvin and Mary Florence (Booker) Nicholson. Mrs. Britton passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 91 on September 20, 2010., Edith was the eldest of her four sisters who preceded her in death; Mrs. Maxine Hanley-Alves, Mrs. Muriel Toste, Miss Betty Jean Prescott and Mrs. Sadie Mora. On August 18, 1941, Edith married Raymond Albert Britton of Laton, CA. They settled on the family ranch where they raised three daughters; Nancy Lee Menezes of Montana , Kathleen Staten of Oregon and Janet Smith of Oregon. Edith and Ray were married for 56 years and after Ray's passing in May of 1997, Edith moved to Grants Pass, Oregon to be closer to her daughters. Edith is also survived by her six grandchildren; Joann Venturi, Alan Hamblin, David Staten, Clayden Staten, Christine Staten and Jeddiah Smith, as well as 6 great grandchildren., A graveside service will be held for Mrs. Britton on October 12, 2010 at 10:00 AM at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Laton, CA. A special thank to Mr. and Mrs. Steven Hilderbrand for hosting a Remembrance Luncheon following the service.



Edward Doty

Edward A. Doty Resident of Redwood Shores 12/3/54 - 9/23/10 Edward Albert Doty, 55 yrs. old, a resident of Redwood Shores, CA died Thursday, September 23rd at Stanford Hospital, his loving wife by his side. He was born in San Francisco and raised in Redwood City where he spent his youth riding bikes, playing ball, fishing and swimming and all the other fun activities energetic boys do. Ed was a successful owner of Atlas Quality Printing in San Carlos for 30 years. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and was well respected in the business community and an integral part of the neighborhood. With his wife of 26 yrs. Suzanne Doty, they raised two wonderful sons, Eddie Jr. Doty and Steven Doty whom both made them so very proud. Ed will be missed for his great sense of humor, his compassion for others, his generous loving nature and his great devotion to family. In spite of his lifelong challenge with hemophilia, he was an inspiration to others, never complaining and always remaining positive. He never let anything slow him down or prevent him from participating in the many things he loved to do with family and friends such as weekend excursions to the family houseboat, waterskiing, boating, golfing, and attending his boys' school activities. He treasured time with family and traveled to Hawaii, Mexico and Europe hosting many fond memories together. Ed was always the life of the party. He lived life to the fullest and entertained others with his wit and humor. He touched many lives with his compassion, his fun-loving spirit and his zest for life! He is survived by his loving wife Suzanne, his sons Eddie Jr. and Steven, his loving mother Joan, stepfathers Bob Cain & Norman Kinsey, brothers Chris and Rob and his sister Julie & so many more family and friends as his life was rich and plentiful with love. Services will be held Saturday, October 16 at 1 pm at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1106 Alameda De. Las Pulgas, San Carlos, CA 94070 (the same church Ed and Suzanne were married in). Please join us in a celebration of Ed's life. In lieu of flowers make donations to Hemophilia Foundation of Northern California.Earmark Funds to Emergency Assistance Fund, see link:



Edward O. Moran

Edward O. Moran, 82 of Santa Rosa passed away to a more perfect world on Sunday September 19th, 2010 surrounded by his loving sister Ruth Moran, 83, his devoted niece Margaret Elizabeth Bloom of Sacramento and nephew Anthony E. (Tony) Moran of San Ramon. Mr. Moran died after a long illness. He was born and raised in San Salvador, El Salvador and came to the USA as a permanent resident when he was 13 with his father, sister Ruth and younger brother Frank on December 21, 1941. His Salvadoran parents were both well-known educators in El Salvador. Professor Moran was one of the founders of the elite private school Garcia Flamenco and Mrs. Rosalinda Margot Tula de Moran was a true pioneer of the Montessori Kindergarten educational method in El Salvador. In the USA, Professor Moran taught Spanish and World History in the small Ozark Town of AVA, MO for two years, then returned to El Salvador to teach in his school and in Guatemala City. Mrs. Moran died at age 32 in May 1932 when Ed was only three years old. Professor Moran did not marry again till 1946, when he married the former Emma Posada, a talented writer. Only one daughter, Ana Isabel Moran Posada was born from that marriage. "Anabel" later became a pediatrician. She passed away in 1982. Ed graduated from Commerce H.S. of San Francisco in 1946 and served from 1948 to 1952 in the 40th AAA Brigade in Yokohama, Japan during the, in the US Army. After his honorable discharge he worked five years for the McEsson and Robinson Drug Co. of S.F., then for 26 years at, in Moffet Field as an Engineering Technician in the Pressure Tunnels. He retired with 30 years of loyal service because they gave him credit for the four years in the Army. Ed's passionate hobbies were swimming when he was young, tennis as he matured, and playing the French Horn in local orchestras when he lived in San Mateo and Foster City, but the happiest years of his life were the sixteen years he lived in his condo just across the lane from the Stonefield tennis court, which he enjoyed often with his tennis court buddies. His friends named that court "Ed's Court" in loving tribute to this shy and gentle man. Ed had relatives in the S.F. Bay Area, in the states of Washington and Connecticut, in Australia, Germany, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, and in various California cities. The Moran family lovingly thanks everyone who helped Ed carry his cross, plus all his terrific Stonefield neighbors who gave him so much love and friendship during the hardest, final months of life. Sincere gratitude is extended to Ed's lifetime friends, Mimi and Jim Watson, from the Boston area, for their devoted love and caring, and to 16 year old Ethan O. Nadler from New Mexico, for his deep friendship to Ed, who became like a grandfather to this gifted boy. Our thanks, also, to all the doctors, nurses, and technicians who so lovingly tried to help Ed. A Memorial Mass will be said for Ed at the Saint Rose Catholic Church on Monday, October 18th, at 2:00 p.m., but interment will be private in a local rose garden.



Edward Thomas Kline

Edward Thomas Kline April 2, 1931 - October 1, 2010 Edward was born in Los Angeles, CA and he graduated from Bakersfield High School. He became a Master Barber. He served his country during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Navy on the battleship USS.IOWA. He leaves behind his loving wife of 54 years, Diane; daughter, Karen of Bakersfield; son, David of Lubbock, TX. and grandson, Dustin Uli of San Luis Obispo, CA. Joining the angels in Heaven October 1, 2010. "Eddie" worked at, and owned The Crestmont Barber Shop for over 20 years. He retired in 1993 from Bakersfield College's food service and custodial depts. His loving sense of humor will be missed by all. Ed will be laid to rest at the Bakersfield National Cemetery on Friday, October 15, 2010 at 1:15 p.m. For additional information, contact Basham Funeral Care at 873-8200. Basham Funeral Care



Effie Kurtik

Effie Kurtik, age 95, of Westlake Village and formerly of Richeyville, Pa., died peacefully Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010 in Thousand Oaks., Born June 7, 1915 in Daisytown, Pa., she was the daughter of William and Dorothy Duboska Lemonovich. On Aug. 17, 1938, she married Frank Kurtik, who died on Jan. 5, 1994 at the age of 88. After her husband's death, Effie moved to California to be near her son Richard and enjoy the milder climate. The daughter of Polish immigrants, she was born in a southwestern Pennsylvania mining town during Woodrow Wilson's first term as president. As a teenager, she saw her family turned out of their home by the Coal and Iron Police during a bitter strike. Effie came of age in the 1930s when Franklin Roosevelt implemented "New Deal" programs to counter the Great Depression. The young wife of a coal miner during World War II, she listened to radio programs in that pre-television era for nighttime company when her husband worked late shifts., While raising a family back in Pennsylvania, Effie's and Frank's summer gardens yielded bountiful produce, much of which was canned or frozen for the winter. Food from the garden was supplemented by chickens and hogs, even more important when Frank was out of work during the recession that followed the steel strike of 1959. Effie's gardening efforts extended to her lovingly tended flowers that varied from peonies to marigolds to roses. In her kitchen, Effie was an all-around cook of exceptional skill who always sought new recipes, and was equally skilled as a baker renowned for her pies, cakes, and breads. Work with her hands extended to sewing and crocheting. Not only were many afghans and slippers given to friends and family as gifts, but after moving to Westlake Village she was part of a group that made hats and blankets for premature babies. She loved company and especially looked forward to visiting or visits by her grandchildren and great-granddaughters., Effie was an avid reader who was interested in the world at large and followed current events. She enjoyed trips, notably to Las Vegas with her late daughter-in-law Kathy, and also appreciated music in various forms, especially performances in venues from Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh to the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. Her longtime fondness for movies went back to her girlhood when tickets were a quarter., In addition to her parents and her husband, Effie was predeceased by her brothers, John and Bruno Lemonovich, and their respective wives, Ann and Helen, and also her daughter-in-law, Kathleen. She is survived by three sons, Edward Kurtik (Elizabeth), of Albany, N.Y., Richard Kurtik (Susan), of Thousand Oaks, and Frank J. Kurtik (Lori Detweiler), of Uniontown, Pa.; two granddaughters, Eileen DePaula (Thomas), of Selkirk, N.Y., and Mary Ann Chiffolo (Anthony), of Colonie, N.Y.; two grandsons, Michael Kurtik, of Lynn, Mass., and David Kurtik, of Glen Burnie, Md.; two great-granddaughters, Meaghan and Emily DePaula of Selkirk, N.Y.; and two nephews, John Lemonovich, Jr. (Dorothy), of Richeyville, Pa., and William Lemonovich (Mary), of Monongahela, Pa., At a later date a memorial service will be held in Pennsylvania and interment will be in Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, California Borough, Pa.



Elaine M. Pettersen

Elaine Marie (Maltais) Pettersen, 70, passed away peacefully in her home Oct. 4, 2010 after a courageous three-year battle with cancer., Elaine was born June 25, 1940 in Fall River, Mass., to Roger and Juliette Maltais. She lived in Hawaii, Washington, Arizona, Texas, and settled in Camarillo in 1980. She was an active member in many civic, community and professional organizations her entire life, including Camarillo Rotary Club, the California and National Associations of Realtors and the St. Johns Hospital Board (Oxnard)., As a prolific and successful real estate broker in Ventura County for 30 years, Elaine was known and admired by hundreds of families, clients, and colleagues. Her professional life focused largely on being of service to others. Her strong service ethic manifested itself in: the care and attention she gave to her real estate clients; her willingness to continuously lend a sympathetic ear and on-going support to others; and the mentoring and coaching she offered to various professional colleagues., Elaine was a tremendously joyful person. Among her favorite things to do were gardening, cooking, traveling, enjoying music and movies, and spending time with her family. Elaine loved people and always wanted to know their story., Elaine is survived by: her sister, Jeanne Garant of Port Jefferson; N.Y.; eldest son, Eric and Eric's wife, Andrea, of Chicago, Ill.; son, Christian, and granddaughter, Sienna, of Glendale; youngest son, Seth, of Camarillo; and several nieces and nephews., She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Ronald Maltais., Memorial Services will be held at Padre Serra Parish, 5205 Upland Road, Camarillo and will include a Vigil at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8, and a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9 . Interment will follow at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park, 2052 Howard Street in Camarillo. Donations can be made in Elaines name to the St. John's Healthcare Foundation, 1600 North Rose Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93030., Assisting the family with funeral arrangements is the Perez Family Funeral Home, Tel: 983-3457. Please sign Elaines guestbook at



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Elizabeth Marie Sterritte Hickey

Elizabeth Marie Sterritte Hickey, age 58, died on Sept. 28, 2010, at 7:30 a.m., at her Camarillo home surrounded by her loved ones. Betty fought valiantly against an aggressive form of breast cancer following the diagnosis in June of 2008., Betty was born on June 16, 1952, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Born and raised on the East Coast, at the young age of 19 traveled west and fell in love with California., Betty was predeceased by her father, Frank Sterritte, in 1965., She is survived by her husband of 13 years, Thomas Hickey; her two daughters, Rashida Lang Eldridge and Lolita Elisabel Sterritte; son-in-law, Matthew Eldridge; and fiance of Lolita, Robert Quaschnick. Betty is also survived by her mother, Marjorie Sterritte, and her three older sisters, Nancy Theado, Suzanne Maurer, and Kathryn Brown. Her extended family also included mother-in-law, Patricia Hickey, sister-in-law, Kathy Hickey, and brother-in-law, Dennis Hickey, as well as numerous nieces and nephews who were an important part of her life., A lifelong lover of all types of music, Betty was an accomplished and self-taught jazz flautist and singer. For the past 20 years, Betty was a member of Nuestro, a salsa and Latin jazz band with a loyal following, playing gigs and events all over Ventura County. In addition to her music, her day job was working as an optician who for over 20 years worked in the office of Dr. Thomas and Carol Funnell, a family optical practice that was like her second family., Among Betty's passions were gardening and traveling with her husband, girls, and extended family. Travels included cruises throughout the world, and motorcycle excursions with husband Tom to national parks and wine country up and down the West Coast. The two also shared a passion for food and cooking together in their home. Betty loved the out of doors and physical activities; yoga, hiking, and mountain biking were all integral parts of her daily life., Betty and her two daughters had a special closeness that was evident to all; at the time of her death, Betty was anticipating the birth of her first grandchild, Baby Boy Eldridge, in February of 2011., The family would like to acknowledge and thank the many family members, friends, and staff members of Hospice VITAS. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6, location to be announced., In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the or the American Cancer Society .



Elizabeth Torres

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Ellen Sue Fox

Fox, Ellen Sue January 30th, 1944 - October 3rd, 2010 Ellen Sue Fox, beloved mother of Josh Regier and sister of Robert Statnick, Judy Guerin and Barbara Cunningham, gently passed away on the morning of October 3rd, 2010, at the age of 66, after a long battle with cancer. Ellen was an elegant and radiant woman with a heart of gold. Her zest for life was boundless. Her greatest joy was sharing life's precious moments with the people she loved. Ellen's life was filled with compassion and sincerity. As an educator and confidant, Ellen touched so many lives. Her memory will forever live on in the hearts of her family and friends. A private memorial service is being planned for Saturday, October 16th. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please make a donation to the Ellen Fox Memorial Fund found at



Emery Fernow

EMERY FERNOW NOV 12, 1947 - SEP 25, 2010 Emery Fernow, 62, of North Las Vegas, passed away Sept. 25, 2010. He was born Nov. 12, 1947, in Modesto, CA, and was a 16-year resident of Nevada. Emery was a retired Campbell's Soup line supervisor. He was active in Modesto rose gardening clubs. Emery was also an aide to his partner, Bob, at Modesto High School, in a self-contained special education class for numerous years in California. He was a member of the College Ave Congregational Church. In North Las Vegas, he was a neighborhood watch captain and was well known by the neighbors. Emery was active in the Rose Garden Club of Las Vegas for many years. He was honored as the Tops Club, Inc., Nevada King in 2007, and served as an elected officer of Tops NV0098, Las Vegas, until his death. Those that really knew Emery, loved him. His untimely death was due to acute pancreatitis. Emery is survived by his sister, Sharon (Kirk) Walser; and niece, Lisa, both of Modesto; as well as his domestic partner of 33 years, Bob Welch of North Las Vegas. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.



Encarnacion Federis Isaac

October 5, 2010 Encarnacion Isaac's (AKA Annie or Aning) life was a shining example of one who worked hard and also played hard. She was born on March 23, 1942 in the Philippines, Pili Camarines Sur. She was an RN nurse for 44 years. Intelligent, ambitious, savvy and generous, she was also passing on the gift of a nursing education to her niece Lulu Federis Royo. She enjoyed ballroom dance for many years with the 20/20 Club. A love of golf and international travel has taken her on many exciting adventures. Annie valiantly battled cancer from all angles, with her medical expertise, a positive attitude and her deep spiritual faith. She prayed for the healing in Lourdes France and then bought herself Coach Purse in Paris- as shopping was her favorite sport. We will miss her sweet lyrical voice, cute wit, occasional stubbornness, wisdom, support and love of life. She will always be our Inspiration Incarnate, our Inspiration Encarnacion! Annie was preceded in death by her husband Felix Isaac; son Andrew Isaac; brothers Edgar and Mamerto Jr. Federist., She is survived by son Alan Isaac (wife Lori Montoya); daughter Audrey Isaac Lokken (husband Ben Lokken); granddaughters, Lei Lani, Alana, Maya, Kira; brothers Edmundo, Antonio and Artemio Federis; sisters Estrella Perez and Ma-lourdes Remiter., A vigil will be held on Monday, October 11 at 10 a.m.-9 p.m. at Conrad-Carroll in Oxnard. Rosary along with Prayer Service will be on Monday, October 11 at 7 p.m. at Conrad Carroll. Funeral service will be on Tuesday October 12 at 12 p.m. at St. Anthony's Church, with burial at Ivy Lawn.



Enge Margarete Schoellhorn

Enge Margarete Schoellhorn, 86, of Fairfield, died on Sunday, Sept. 26., Private family services will be held., Arrangements by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield 425-1041,,



Eugene B. Braunsdorf

Eugene B. Braunsdorf, "Gene" 87, of Sharon, formerly of Brookfield, Queens Village, NY, died Thursday, October 7, 2010 with his wife by his side. The son of the late Otto G. and Edna (Williamson) Braunsdorf. Eugene attended Franklin K. Lane High School. At age 18, he enlisted in the, to serve his country in, . He saw combat for more than months months, during his time in the Pacific. He was wounded twice and awarded two, s. By the time his tour of duty was up he had been promoted to Sargent and Squad Leader. When he returned to the states after he completed his tour of duty, Eugene attended a trade school where he recieved a degree in the traffic and transportation field. His degree earned him a Class B License to practice law in Transportation. Eugene worked for PepsiCo Corp. as a Assistant Manager of Transportation in the Traffic Department untill he retired. After he retired he continuted to consult making his employment at PepsiCo Corporation, over 40 years. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Patricia H. (Svatuska) Braunsdorf. Eugene and Patricia have four children, Patrice J. Griffing of New Milford, Richard S. Braunsdorf and fiance' Merriann Hammond of Sharon, The late Eugene G. Braunsdorf and wife Catherine "Kitty" Braunsdorf of Sharon, Suzanne C. Jones and her husband, Christopher A. of New Milford; thirteen grandchildren, Amanda McCarvell, Crystal Griffing, Alyssa Griffing, Dakota Griffing, Dylan Griffing, Richard Hammond, Matthew Braunsdorf, Michael Braunsdorf, Meshell "Mia" Braunsdorf, Christopher Jones, Tyler Jones, Makayla Jones, Haylie Jones; and two great-grandchildren, Catera Oviatt, and Skylar Williams. Also survived by his brothers, William Braunsdorf of Orlando, FL. Robert Braunsdorf of Secaucus, N.J.; and five neices and nephews. Eugene enjoyed life to the fullest. He was a loving husband, wonderful father and grandfather with a fun loving sense of humor. Eugene had a generous heart and was always there for others. He was a member of the local, in Brookfield, and the American Legion in Sharon. He enjoyed ice hockey and baseball. As a young man, he played second base for the New York Cubs. In addition played on PepsiCo company team. While living in Brookfield, he was a Brookfield Volunteer Fireman at Candlewood Company untill he moved to Sharon. Eugene also enjoyed bowling, golfing, and traveling as well as spending time with family and friends. A memorial service will be held in Mr. Braunsdorf's honor on Wednesday October 13, 2010 at 4 p.m. at Prince of Peace Church on Rt 133 in Brookfield, Ct. A small gathering to follow at the Braunsdorf Residence at 106 Lambert Road in Sharon, CT.



Eugene Henry

Eugene F. Henry 85, passed away peacefully in Encinitas, CA on September 29. Eugene proudly graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1942. He worked as a Banquet Waiter for 44 years, and became a member of the YMI when he was 21. He is survived by his two nieces: Joan M. Durling and Sister Barbara Henry; his nephew, William J. Henry (Cecilia); his grandnephew Robert Durling Jr. (Rita); his grandnieces and nephews: Natalie, Robert, Adon and Tiffany; and his loving companion, Mary T. Morris. Predeceasing Eugene are his two brothers: Jerome V. Henry and Douglas A. Henry. Graveside services will be held on October 11, at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, 1500 Old Mission Road, Colma. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sacred Heart High School, San Francisco or St. Vincent de Paul of San Francisco.



Eugene W. Holland

Eugene W. Holland 1937 - 2010 Saturday evening October 2, 2010, our Father called home a wonderful man. "Poppa" Eugene Wesley Holland, 73, passed away peacefully at his home in Apple Valley. "Poppa Gene" was born in Long Beach on Sept. 23, 1937 to William and Phyllis Holland and predeceased by his sister, Miriam. He is further survived by his wife, Linda; daughter, Jeanne Cooney; his sons, Dennis, Scott and Greg Holland, Sean and Virginia Regan and 18 grandchildren. As a retired UPS man of 20+ years, he enjoyed people and always had a way of cheering others with his joyous spirit and kindness. Those who knew "Poppa" best could always count on a witty one liner to lighten up their day. We will miss you "Poppa" very much! Services will be held on October 17, at 2:00 p.m., at the Victorville Masonic Lodge, 14941 Hesperia Rd., Victorville, CA (760) 245-2889.



Eula Bullard Patmor

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Frank Austin Buchanan Jr.,, Lt. Col. USAF (Retired), Frank was born October 17, 1919 in Christiansburg, Virginia. He was the oldest son of Frank A. Buchanan and Ora Mae Brown., Frank received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and then received his Masters Degree in Business Administration from George Washington University where he met his wife Marian. Marian and Frank were married July 5, 1941., Frank entered the, Air Corps on Jan 13, 1943. After becoming a pilot, Frank flew for the Antisubmarine command during, and then for Panagra airlines while living in Peru and then on to Europe for the Berlin Airlift. Frank continued to serve in the Air Force for over 23 years, retiring in 1966 as a Lt. Colonel., Moving to Pacific Palisades, California in 1966, Frank worked for Hughes Aircraft until 1973. He then moved his family to Santa Maria to open a Sir Speedy instant printing business. Continuing to work as an independent business man, Frank eventually owned and operated Broadway Tire and Pioneer Chicken in Santa Maria., During this time, Frank also taught Business Administration Courses at Allan Hancock College and Cal Poly University., Active in the community, Frank served on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Maria Valley, was President of the Kiwanis Club of Santa Maria and was a member of the Noontime, of Santa Maria. In 1991, under a Rotary program, Frank and Marian traveled with the International Executive Service Corps to Guatemala to help develop a fast food franchise., Frank's main hobby was his love of golfing at the Santa Maria Country Club. He enjoyed spending time with his fellow members of the club and had countless hours of enjoyment playing with the PGA, the Sunset Circuit, the Trefts tournament and participating in all the activities at the Club., Frank also enjoyed his time with his local poker buddies and his association with his Clock Club., After his wife Marian died in 2001, Frank was fortunate to find a new companion with Marge Coale. Frank and Marge continued to enjoy the Santa Maria Country Club, the Symphony and traveling with friends and family., Frank will be remembered as a good husband, proud father, outstanding citizen and a very proud military man.




FRANK FRANCIS CRAMER, IV Passed away. Frank was born in Lubbock, Texas to Frank Francis Cramer III and Patricia Jean Williams Cramer. He graduated ITT Tech/University of Redlands. Frank worked 21 years in the Financial Industry starting as a Secondline Field Technician and worked his way up to Vice President. He was a member of St. Catherine of Alexandria, Riverside. St. Frances of Rome, Azusa and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1638. Frank is survived by his wife, Rhea R. Cramer of Azusa, CA; son, Frank F. Cramer V. of Azusa, CA; father, Frank Francis Cramer III; sisters, Jeannie Sukow of Murrieta, CA, Kathleen Chilcoat of Banning, CA and April Cramer of Yucaipa, CA; grandmother, Gertrude McLaughlin of Grand Junction, CO; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and 5 nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Jean Willliams Cramer. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 11am with burial to follow at Olivewood Memorial Park. Arrangements under the direction of Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary (951) 688-1221 To offer further condolences please visit




BAXTED, FRANK H. Dec. 2, 1927 to Sept. 6, 2010 Frank served proudly in the, and worked 39 years in telecommunications for Pacific Bell. He is survived by is wife, Jackie; brother, George; daughters, Mary (Steve Auerbach); Laura (Ron Huggins), Patty, and sons, Blake and Michael; five grandchildren, Christopher and Marissa (Auerbach), Dani, Holly, Cozy (Huggins). He was preceded in death by one daughter Michelle. Honor Guard ceremony will be at 2 p.m. (arrive 1/2 hour early) at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, followed by a Celebration of Life at his home. Dress is casual in Frank's honor. No flowers please, the family requests donations to San Diego Zoo, P.O. Box 120551, San Diego, CA 92112.



Felicidad Macapagal

Felicidad Macapagal, 71, of Vallejo died on Aug. 14. She was born on March 7, 1939., Private family services will be held. Arrangements by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041,, 



Fiorina Marcucci

Passed away Friday, October 1, 2010 in Santa Rosa. Preceded in death by her husband, Peter Marcucci in 1989. She is survived by her son, Don Marcucci and daughter, Dona (Lloyd) Godwin both of Santa Rosa; brother Lawrence (Landa) Banducci of Arcada; nephew Gary (Carol) Banducci; grandchildren Nick Vercelli and Vicki (Shaan) Vandenburg both of Santa Rosa; great grandchildren Alexander and Julia Marie Vandenburg; and her extended family the Bonfigli's. Fiorina was employed at Santa Rosa Junior College for 20 years. She was a member of the Day Trippers and she would like everyone to remember to "Live life to the fullest". Friends will be invited to a Celebration of Life to be announced at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN & LANCE CHAPEL, 545-3747.



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.



Floyd S. Villanueva

Floyd S. Villanueva, longtime Corcoran resident, passed away September 27, 2010 in Morgan Hill, CA. He is preceded in death by his wife, Nickie Prieto Villanueva. He is survived by his son, Ronald Villanueva (Suzanne) of Lafayette, daughters Susan Villanueva (Lupe) of Morgan Hill, Melissa Villanueva-Nishimura (David) of Oakland, and Pamela Villanueva of Capitola; grandsons Christian Villanueva of Concord and Demetri Villanueva of Berkeley and granddaughter Anna Villanueva of Lafayette; nieces Linda Vargas of Tulare, Sylvia Zimmerman of Fresno, and Lilly Garcia of Corcoran. Floyd will also be missed by his numerous other family members that were in his life., While a resident in Corcoran, Floyd was owner of Villanueva Trucking. He was active in the Knights of Columbus and Lions Club. In his later years he lived in Morgan Hill becoming active in the Senior Program within the Centennial Recreation Center., In lieu of flowers, donations to the Centennial Recreation Center, Senior Program, 171 W Edmundson Ave., Morgan Hill CA 95037 are requested. A Celebration of Life Remembrance will be held on October 16, 2010, 11:30 a.m. at the Smith residence, 4730 W Nicholas Court, Visalia CA.



Fonseca, Pat "Paka"

Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

Pat "Paka" Fonseca 07/21/1933 ~ 09/18/2010 ESCONDIDO -- Pat, known as the "Happy Hawaiian" musician passed away in Phoenix, Arizona on September 18, 2010. .....



Frances Hiatt

FRANCES HIATT JULY 14, 1933 - OCT 5, 2010 Frances Hiatt, age 77, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2010. She and her husband Rev. Ralph Hiatt served with Assemblies of God World Missions for 46 years, 36 of those years in Argentina where their three sons; Ron of Felton, CA, Tim of Riverbank, CA, and Mike of Seattle, WA, were raised. While in Argentina, Frances served as national president of the Missionettes, an organization helping thousands of girls grow into maturity with Christian training, dignity and purpose. She was a faithful companion to her husband, traveling the length and breadth of Argentina and into the neighboring countries to preach the Gospel and to reach out the tender hand of Jesus to rescue the hopeless, helpless and needy. Together they helped Argentinean ministers plant over 50 churches, several of which have grown to tens of thousands of members. Viewing will be at Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel, 419 Scenic Drive, Modesto Tuesday October 12 from 4 PM to 8 PM. Her funeral and life celebration will be Wednesday, 10 AM at Bethel Church, 2361 Scenic Drive. Burial will be 10 AM Thursday, October 14 at Cherokee Memorial Cemetery in Lodi (exit Harney Rd.). Rev. Ralph Hiatt will greatly miss his faithful wife of over 58 years. Beside her husband and sons, Frances is survived by daughters-in-law, Elisabet Hiatt, Mary Hiatt and Cheryl Hiatt and grandchildren Michelle and Evan. Note: In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Neighborhood Church, 5901 Sisk Rd., Modesto, Ca. 95356 for World Missions/Hiatt Memorial.



Frances M. Jones

Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away in the early hours of the morning on Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. Frances Marie Vieregge Jones was born to Walter and Maude Vieregge on June 1, 1923 in Dallas, Texas., Frances graduated from N.R. Crozier Technical High School and McBride Business College. She met the love of her life, Fred Jones, at a USO dance. Three dates and six months of letters later, Fran traveled from Texas to South Carolina by train and they were married in March 1943. Fred was career Navy, and Fran loved the travels and excitement of being a Navy Officer's wife. Fred and Fran were trophy-winning ballroom dancers and danced through 63 years of marriage., Fred and Fran had three children. Mickey, the eldest, is a successful musician and actor. Freddie Jr. died shortly after his birth. Their daughter, Cheryl Marie, a retired teacher, passed away in September 2006. Fran said goodbye to Fred a few short months later in December., Fashion was always a big part of Fran's life and she realized her 'secret desire' of becoming a fashion model. She was a runway model in both retail and wholesale. She spent 20 years with the California Fashion Mart in the Fashion and Public Relations Office, producing and/or commentating Market Week Fashion Shows. She was President of her own company, Fashion Enterprises, a fashion services company, traveling frequently to New York doing Shows at Parsons' Design Center., After her retirement from the Mart, Fran continued producing Fashion Shows for woman's organizations, training the models, commentating and providing the background music. She volunteered at the Senior Center for over 10 years assisting in producing the annual fundraiser Fashion Shows. Fran continued modeling into her eighties. In her organizations, she was dubbed 'Fashionable Fran' or 'Classy Lady' because she always looked marvelous by putting together a variety of fabulous outfits from her fashion collection including scarf, jewelry, and matching handbags. In addition to volunteering at the Simi Valley Senior Center and the local Cultural Arts center, Fran was a 47-year member of Beta Sigma Phi and twice president of the San Fernando Valley Council., She was also a past president of Simi Valley New-In-Town Club and an active member of Motion Picture Mothers., Fran was adored by her grandchildren, Rickey, Vickey, Cyndi Marie, and Michael. She also boasted three step-grandchildren, Jessica, Jennifer and Rebecca. The following generation included four great-grandchildren, Little Rickey (Vance), Donovan, Jakob and Cassidy Marie, who became the 'little' loves of her life along with her six step-great-grandchildren, Cecilia, Stephanie, Dane, Danny, Trace, and Haley. So far, she also has two step-great-great-grandchildren, Esteban and Sergio. Fran is survived by her son, Mickey, and his wife Phyllis; her sister-in-law, Pat, and her husband Bill; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a multitude of friends., For over 87 years, Fran filled the world with her charm, enthusiasm and ZEST for life. She was loved and admired by all and she played a vital role in her many endeavors. She will be greatly missed., A Celebration of Life will be held at Giovanni's Villa at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15. In lieu of flowers, contribution in Fran's memory may be made to Southern California Council, Bay Area Kidney Research c/o Tamara Bryson, 10126 Eton Ave, Chatsworth CA, 91311.



Frank Obata

Frank Shuso Obata, Resident of San Mateo, Passed away peacefully in his sleep on Oct. 3, 2010 at the age of 87. Frank was born on June 29, 1923 in San Juan Bautista, CA to Takizo and Wai Obata. He leaves behind his wife, Tomoe Obata, his son, Ken Obata, his daughter, Wendy Lara, and his grandchild, Chanelle Obata. Memorial services will be held in San Mateo at the Skylawn Memorial Park (Lifemark Center) on Oct. 16, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Visit, for more information.



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Frederick Bonamici

Frederick Bonamici 12/28/1922 - 10/01/2010 Survived by his love for the last eight years, Peggy Calhoun; Sister, Norma Cipolla, beloved father of Allegra Ernst (John), Tara Bonamici, Leanna Bonamici, Douglas F. Bonamici (Jane), and Christopher K. Bonamici (Becky). Grandfather of Chloë Elizabeth Bonamici. Preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Grace Oonah (Dougher) Bonamici. Fred graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in Music, thereafter serving 36 months active duty in the South Pacific during



Frederik W. Chel

Frederik W. Chel November 30, 1929 - October 5, 2010 The quintessential embodiment of the American dream, Frederik Chel arrived in the United States following the German occupation of the Netherlands in



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GAINES, GILBERT Gilbert Gaines passed away peacefully on September 22, 2010, at the age of 84. He spent many years in the field of petroleum exploration as a Certified Petroleum Geologist prior to his retirement. He will be remembered by his many friends and family. Donations in his memory to would be greatly appreciated.



Gardner, Ray D.

Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

Ray D. Gardner, Esq. ESCONDIDO -- Ray D. Gardner, Esq. passed away Thursday, September 30, 2010 at his home in Escondido. Ray touched many ..... 



Gary Kolvoord

His open to the public service will be held at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon, CA 95620. On Friday Oct. 15, at 11 a.m. followed by a reception at 11:45 in Dixon., Gary was known for many attributes, but most of all a GREAT truck driver for more than 30 years. He will be missed by his companion Kathy Vaughn of Clear Lake where they resided for the past five years; his mother, Roselle Poulson of Bakersfield; his sister, Susan Kolvoord of Bakersfield; his brother, Jeff Kolvoord of Redding; his daughters, Lacey Robben of Dixon, Ashley Kolvoord of Tacoma Wash., and Melanie Gonzalez of Vacaville; and four grandchildren., In lieu of flowers, please make donations to North Bay Cancer Alliance in Gary Kolvoord's name to be used toward the Lake County Facility. Donations can be mailed to 185 Sotoyme St., Santa Rosa, CA 95405.,



Gary Lee Crawford

A Celebration of Life honoring Gary Lee Crawford, 66, beloved husband, Dad, son, brother, uncle, grandpa and "Pa" will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m., at Community Presbyterian Church, 425 Hemlock St., Vacaville., Gary passed away at home in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 29. By his side was his wife of 46 years, Gayle. He was born on Dec. 31, 1943, in Redlands, Calif., to William and Beatrice., He learned his strong work ethic growing up on his family's ranch in Modesto, Calif. During this time he met the love of his life at the tender age of 17. He went on to become a self-taught licensed land surveyor, applying his knowledge and love of the profession with Stanislaus County, Army Corps of Engineers, Phillippi Engineering and Solano County, from which he retired in 2004. At that time, he was the deputy county surveyor., Retirement didn't mean he slowed down. More time was spent with his family and working on a variety of projects he had always been planning to do. The last project he poured his heart into was the sanctuary renovation of Community Presbyterian Church. Gary was deeply involved with this project. At the time we celebrate his life, this project will be ongoing. He is sure to be in our midst as we gather on this day., Gary is survived by his mother, Beatrice; wife, Gayle; brothers, Dale (Linda) and Harold (Rosanne); daughters, Missy (Jeff) and Jenny; grandchildren, Debbie, Dean, Emma and Nate; and many more loving family and friends., We are so thankful for the loving support of so many family and friends during Gary's brief battle with melanoma. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Gary's name to the Community Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Renovation Fund 425 Hemlock St., Vacaville, Calif., 95688., Arrangements by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233,,



Genschmer, Wilda Jane

Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

Wilda Jane Genschmer Resident of Sacramento Wilda entered peacefully into rest at her Sacramento home on October 5, 2010. She was 84 years of ..... 



George, Josephine Mary (Fonzeno)

Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

Josephine Mary George (nee Fonzeno) of San Leandro Josephine Mary George, known to family & friends as "Jo", passed away peacefully at San Leandro .....



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Gordon Atchison

Gordon Atchison was born on October 28, 1955 in Saskatchewan, Regina, Canada to Ron Atchison and Monica (Manwaring) Atchison. He passed away on September 29, 2010 in Terrell, Texas at the age of 54. Gordon was preceded in death by his father, Ron Atchison and his son, David Atchison. He is survived by his wife, Gina Atchison; sons, Ruben, Nathan and Christopher Atchison; granddaughter, Madison Atchison; sisters, Margaret and Kathy Atchison; step brother, Mike Atchison; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday October 9, 2010 at the 180 Ministries Church in Joshua Tree, Calif. with Pastor Anthony Brown officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson Clayton Brothers Funeral Home in Terrell, Texas. Please visit: www.andersonclay-ton to leave a message for the family.



Graham McClinton Jones

Jones, Graham McClinton August 25, 1925 - September 30, 2010 Graham McClinton Jones passed away at his home in Balboa, CA on Wednesday September 30, 2010. He was the second son born to Thaddeus Crane Jones, Jr., and Agnes McClinton Jones of Pasadena and La Jolla, CA. Graham, known as "Beezie", attended Polytechnic School class of 1940 in Pasadena, Catalina Island School for Boys class of 1944, and Princeton University where his tenure was interrupted in order to serve in the United States Navy during World War II, initially in the V12 Program as an electronics technician. After the conclusion of the war, he returned to Princeton University, graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Upon graduation from Princeton, he attended Stanford University Business School where he earned an MBA degree. While his early business career was devoted to industrial organizations including C.F. Braun and Republic Supply Co of CA, he soon moved into the commercial real estate field, holding positions with Coldwell Banker Co, Kilroy Industries, Cabot, Cabot & Forbes, and Cadillac Fairview Corporation. In 1952, Beezie Jones married Rosemary "Rosie" Tilt, daughter of Ned Bass Tilt and Rosemary "Posie" Miller Tilt of Pasadena. Beezie and Rosie raised three children, Laura McClinton Jones Tomlinson (Charles) of Centennial, CO, Rosemary "Allie" Jones Dewey (Brian) of Centennial, CO, and Whitney Edward "Ned" Jones of Newport, RI. His four grandchildren, Ned, Annie, Graham, and Sabra reside in Colorado. Beezie's favorite pastime was ocean sailing. He was introduced to this sport at an early age by his father, learning to sail on the family yawl "Aquila" and in class boat racing in Coronado and San Diego. He participated in the Transpacific Yacht Rave commencing with the first such race in 1947. In subsequent years he participated in the SORC in Florida, the Transatlantic Race to Europe, Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in 1971, and many other cruises on a variety of sailing vessels through the South Seas, Southeast Asia, North Sea, Australia, New Zealand, and the Antarctic region. He was a member of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club, San Diego Yacht Club, and the Cruising Club of America. Beezie passed his love of sailing and outdoor adventure to his family while cruising on his family sloop, first the "Sanguine", the "Halcyon", and then the "Raven," to his favorite destination of Santa Catalina Island. Beezie was an active member of the Catalina Marineros and donated many volunteer hours to preserving the island. Beezie was preceded in death by his brother Thaddeus Crane Jones III, M.D., of Laguna Beach, and is survived by his brother Nelson Dorrington Jones (Miriam) of San Marino. Contributions may be made to the Catalina Island Conservancy.



Gregory C. Stoff

Stoff, Gregory C., age 62 of Irvine, passed away on October 2, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Judith; daughters, Amanda and Kate and 4 grandchildren. Visitation; Tuesday, October 12, from 10 - 12 and service at 2 p.m. in the Fairhaven Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Lung Association



Gregory Harold Bullis

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



H. Steven Fenger

H. Steven Fenger, 59, died on Oct. 4, 2010. He passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side in Thousand Oaks, following a courageous, 9-year battle with cancer., Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10, at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin, 5600 Lindero Canyon Rd., Westlake Village, CA 91362. A memorial service will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 11, at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin. Father Peter from St. Jude's Catholic Church will officiate., He was born June 5, 1951, in Queens, N.Y., to Harro and Alice Fenger. He attended college at the University of Rhode Island where he obtained his bachelors degree in chemical engineering. Steve and Peggy married and moved to Southern California 31 years ago and raised their three children, Tracy, Joelle, and Peter. Steve's passion for chemical engineering fueled his successful 35-year career in the aerospace industry working at Hughes Aircraft, Raytheon, and Draper Laboratories., After his retirement, his love of traveling brought him and Peggy to Massachusetts where they spent two years adventuring and cheering for the Red Sox in the city of Boston. Following their return to Thousand Oaks, Steve devoted his energy to his hobbies, which included tending to his rose garden, taking in music, art and theater showings, enjoying his photograph collections, and stamp collecting. Above all, Steve was the ultimate sports fan and loved rooting with his family and friends for his hometown Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Jets., Steve is survived by his loving wife, Peggy; their three children, Tracy Deeds, Dr. Joelle Fenger, and Peter Steven Fenger; son-in-law, Tyler Deeds; mother, Alice; and sister-in-law, Lisa., He was preceded in death by his father, Harro Fenger, and his brother, Robert Fenger., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Steve's memory to: Vitas Hospice Charitable Fund, 16830 Ventura Blvd., Suite 315, Encino, CA 91436.




LUX, HERBERT A. Nov. 18, 1925 to Sept. 3, 2010 Native of Cardiff, California. Youngest of three brothers: Jesse (deceased) and Robert of Bonita. He worked for Convair in the 1950s and was custodian at Cardiff Elementary School for 30 years (1958-1988); beloved by a generation of Cardiff school children. Fond memories of Herb are enhanced by the Torrey Pine trees on Manchester Avenue in Cardiff and various campuses around the local area, grown by him from seedlings. Throughout his working years, he also managed the Lux Ranch and often could be seen on his favorite red tractor. Services for Herb will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at the Olivenhain Pioneer Cemetery. Rest in peace, Herbie; thanks for your good nature and perseverance and for your huge camera collection!



Hargrove, Mary Schneider "Kathy"

Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

Mary "Kathy" Schneider Hargrove SOLANA BEACH -- Mary Kathryn "Kathy" Schneider Hargrove died unexpectedly on Friday, October 1, 2010. She was born in Greenville, .....



Harry Dean

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Hayward, Charles A.

Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

Charles A. Hayward, 93 03/07/1917 ~ 09/21/2010 ESCONDIDO -- Born in Pasadena, California, Charles was the owner of the Charles Hayward Lumber Co. in .....



Hazel Lucille Harrington

Hazel Harrington passed away peacefully on Sunday in her Vacaville home surrounded by her family., Hazel loved to tell stories of her many years of marriage and raising a family. She enjoyed cooking, reading, long drives to Tahoe and to the ocean as well as making wreaths for all occasions., Hazel is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Wayne Harrington; five children, Tina, Wayne, J. Paul, Jody and Jessica; eight grandchildren, Barrett, Jordan, Christopher, Joshua, Peyton, Nathan, Noah and Maxie; and three great-grandchildren, Kaiden, Seychelles and Nevaeh. She is also survived by her sisters, Linda Gale and Pat; brother, Jimmy; brother-in-law, Gregory; daughter-in-law, Nichelle; son-in-law, Antoine; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends., She was preceded in death by her brother, Tommy; sister, Alma; son, Brandon; and grandson, Corey., A Celebration of Life honoring Hazel Lucille Harrington, 67, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, will be held Friday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m., at Nadeau Family Funeral Home with Pastor Leroy Gainey of First Baptist Church officiating., Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 180 E. Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville, CA 447-7700.,



Helen Mae Welch

HELEN MAE WELCH NOV 6, 1907 - OCT 6, 2010 Helen Passed away in her home in La Grange on Oct. 6, 2010. She was born in Alvarado, Ca. She met Bill Welch in 1939. They were married May of 1940. They moved to La Grange in 1944. Helen was employed at the La Grange Gold Dredge. Later she became the postmaster until retirement. She is survived by her daughter Marilyn Welch Baba (Bill) and 3 grandchildren, Brandon Baba, Shay Wilson, Shelley Fulton. Visitation will be held at Franklin & Downs, 1050 McHenry, Modesto on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010 from 5-8pm Gravesite Services will be Tuesday Oct. 12, 2010 at 11am at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in La Grange. Remembrances to La Grange Museum or your favorite charity



Helen Margaret (Aitken) Anderson

passed away peacefully October 2, 2010 in her Eureka, CA. home at the age of 89. She was born on April 25, 1921 to George Marr Aitken, an Oregon State Senator, and Margaret Hansina (Nelson) Aitken. Helen grew up in Tigard, Oregon. She was preceded in death by her three brothers: George, Melvin and James Aitken. Helen married Curtis R. Anderson from Eureka on November 3, 1946. They were married 34 years until Curt's death in 1980. They had no children. Helen worked for Humboldt Central Lab for twenty four years until her retirement at age sixty five. She made many friends during this time with her friendly personality. In 1981 Helen met Robert F. Sargent from Arcata and they became committed companions until his death in 1998. Helen was dearly loved by Bob's family as well as by her six nieces and nephews. Helen will be remembered for her great sense of humor, wonderful laugh, love of gardening, for being a great cook, love of animals and the special twinkle in her eye. Those surviving Helen are her nieces and nephews: Terrill Aitken, OH., James Aitken, WA., John Aitken, WA., David Aitken, WA., Sarah Aitken Tidland, WA., and Julie Aitken Safley, OR.; Curt's nephews: Don Anderson, WA. and Darrel Anderson, CA.; and Bob's daughters: Sheryl Lauron, OR, and Sue Bux, CO. At Helen's request, no service will be held. She will be interred at Crescent Grove Cemetery in Tigard, OR. Memorial donations may be made to the Humboldt Area Foundation or Boys & Girls Club of Humboldt County, Inc.



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Helyn Lyn Linden

Helyn "Lyn" Linden passed into her new life with our Lord on Saturday, September 25. She was born Helyn Carpenter in Oxnard, California on September 11, 1926. Helyn grew up in West Los Angeles, graduated from University High School and attended Woodbury Business College. She married John Linden in 1947, moved to Manhattan Beach in the early 1950s, and then to the Palos Verdes Peninsula in 1958 where they raised their four daughters. Helyn led an active life, enjoying tennis and dancing well into her 70s. She also loved travelling and saw much of the world with friends and family. In 1980, Helyn and her daughter, Debi, started The Tack Room, a successful equestrian store in Torrance. Helyn also devoted her time as a volunteer for several organizations, from the Girl Scouts when her children were young to hospice and the Armstrong Theater later in life. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers. Helyn is survived by her husband, John; daughters, Kristen (Tony) Moreno, Teresa (Mario) Barron and Debi (Gary) Casement; grandchildren, Yulia Spearman of Carson, Artyom Spearman of Chico, Tammy (David) Zar and Isabelle Moreno of Rancho Palos Verdes, Courtney Moreno of San Francisco, Mark (Debbie) Barron of Hemet, Marlo (Steve) Aichele, Evan Howell, Eva Barron and Joseph Barron of San Pedro, Erik (Jillann) Casamento of Michigan and Garyn (Tim) Pearson of Fallbrook. She also leaves behind ten great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; and many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held for her at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at



Herb Jackson

Herb Jackson Sacramento native Herb Jackson died of cancer October 8, 2010 in his Land Park home surrounded by his family. He was 75. Herb was preceded in death by his parents Ruth and Howard Jackson; sisters Betty Kleeman and Barbara (Bobbie) Sueker; brother, Jack Jackson; and nephew, Pat Kleeman, all of Sacramento. He is survived by his wife and companion of 27 years, Pat O'Malley Jackson; sister Lucy Ellen Hamilton (Bob) and Susie Yeates (Mike) of Sacramento; his son, Michael of Sacramento; daughters Colleen Hildeburn (Charlie) of Orinda and Karen Schuppert (Jay) of Napa. He is also survived by grandchildren Jane, Chase, and Mary Hildeburn, as well as stepchildren, Kristen Bruce and Mark Alling, stepgrandchildren Marko Alling, Ryan and Nick Bruce, and former wife Kathleen Jackson. He graduated from C.K. McClatchy High in 1952 and UC Berkeley in 1957. He played football and rugby at Cal and was voted MVP in 1956. After graduating from Hastings School of Law Herb started his lifelong career as an attorney. He returned to Sacramento and founded the law firm Evans, Jackson & Kennedy. Herb represented Sacramento County as District Attorney and served on the Little Hoover Commission under the Reagan administration. Herb was an avid tennis player and loved nothing more than his noontime games at Sutter Lawn. He also enjoyed duck hunting with his pals and annual vacations at Stinson Beach with his family. Services will be held at Holy Spirit Church, Thursday, October 14th at 2pm. Remembrances may be sent to the



Herb Richards

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Hernandez, Aurora

Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

Aurora V. Hernandez Nov. 27, 1915 - Oct. 7, 2010 Resident of Castro Valley Entered into rest on October 7, 2010 at the age ..... 



Hollis Logue Jr.

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Homer, Harry J.

Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:00 AM

Harry J. Homer, 78 OCEANSIDE -- Harry J. Homer died on Thursday, September 30, 2010 of complications following heart surgery. Born in Philadelphia on ..... 



Horacio Mendez

Horacio Augusto Mendez, April 1, 1932 - Oct. 10, 2008 - You are forever present in our hearts. Your loving wife Celia and your children Ana, Fred and Nicole. 



Howard H. Love

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Hoyle, Willie David

Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

In Loving Memory Willie David Hoyle 04/06/1957 ~ 09/29/2010 OCEANSIDE -- A memorial service will be held for Willie David at the Oceanside Mortuary, .....



Huda A. Qirreh

Huda A. Qirreh, 76, of Vacaville, passed away on Oct. 5 in Vacaville. She was born in Palestine on Aug. 2, 1934., A funeral for Mrs. Qirreh will be held today at 9 a.m. at Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 524 Elmira Road, Vacaville. Burial will follow at the Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery., Arrangements by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233,,




Isaac Navarro Hernandez, Isaac Navarro Hernandez, 85 years old passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2010 after a long fight with cancer. Mr. Hernandez was surrounded by his loving family., He was born on October 6, 1924 in Penjamo, Guananto and arrived to Guadalupe in 1943 during WWII as a Bracerro. In 1950 he migrated the Labor camp of Sousa's Brothers. He continued to work in agriculture with Tony Cedilillos and Adam Farms, Alamo Farms and Goldcost Farms. Best times were surrounded with all his family eating together. He loved his entire family. He enjoyed the outdoors BBQing for his family and friends, raising animals, traveling with family. He loved his garden and growing his cactus and vegetables., He is survived by his loving and loyal wife of 62 years Tomasa Lopez-Hernandez who stood by his side for better and for worse. Including his daughters Teresa Gonzales, Fina Hernandez, Lucy Rodriguez, Tomasa Hernandez, Cookie Hernandez, (granddaughter but like a daughter) Maria Gutierrez, his sons Isaac Hernandez Jr., John Hernandez, Carmen Hernandez, and Frankie Hernandez, niece Teresa Hernandez of Tijuana, Mexico, nephews Carmelo and Luis Hernandez of Norwalk, CA and Benjamin Navarro of Guadalupe, CA, 45 Grandchildren and 70 great grandchildren., Isaac was preceded in death by the youngest of 14 children. By his brothers Juan and Jose Hernandez from Guadalupe. He will be deeply missed by family and friends whom he has accumulated over the years of his life., Visitation will begin Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 5:00 pm and the Rosary will held Tuesday at 7:00 pm, both at the chapel of the Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 10:30 am at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Santa Maria Cemetery., Isaac and Tomasa want to "thank" everyone for their hospitality. Especially his doctors Dr. Kundaria, Dr. Soble, Dr. Camacho and all their staff, and Marian Hospice for special treatment and the Radiation Oncology Center., Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.



Ida Naumowicz

Ida Ann Naumowicz, Resident of San Carlos, Passed away peacefully at Retirement Plus of San Carlos on October 6, 2010 at the age of 82. Ida was born in Philadelphia, PA and a 54 year resident of San Mateo and San Carlos. Her beloved husband, Stanley, preceded her in death in 1997. Loving mother of Tom (Mary) and Tim (Rose) Naumowicz. Cherished grandmother of Sam and Johnathan Naumowicz. Sister of Marie (Tony) Marziano. Ida was an accomplished seamstress; homemaker; avid bowler and a founding member of St. Marks Church in Belmont., Viewing at 6:00 pm. and Rosary at 7:00 pm, Monday, Oct. 11 at Sneider & Sullivan & O'Connell's, 977 S. El Camino, San Mateo. A Funeral Mass celebrating Ida's life will be at 10:30 am, Tues., Oct 12 at St. Marks Church, 325 Marine View Ave., Belmont. Interment follows Mass at Olivet Memorial Park in Colma., In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation,, SNEIDER & SULLIVAN & O'CONNELL'S FUNERAL HOME (650) 343-1804




Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

George D. Jaecksch June 23, 1939 ~ Sept. 28, 2010 Resident of Martinez Beloved husband of Julie Derby Jaecksch. Memorial Service Oct. 16, 11am ..... 




ANDERSON, JAMES "JIMMY" James "Jimmy" Anderson, age 62, passed away September 28, 2010, at home with his wife and sister at his side. He is survived by his loving wife Diana Anderson, his buddy "Nitro", one sister: Kathy Durham, two daughters: Laurie Jauregui, Heather Almond, and two grandchildren. Jimmy enjoyed working as a carpenter on many custom homes. He loved his family, his home and projects including anything with a motor. Memorial is Sunday, October 17th, at 2:30 p.m., at Journey, 8363 Center Dr, La Mesa. Visit the jimmyanderson site on




,,c7755aJAMES HENRY WRIGHT JUN 25, 1938 - SEP 17, 2010 James passed away Sept 17, 2010 at 7:45 pm surrounded by his wife Gina Wright, sisters, Maxine Wright, Evelyn M. Wright Johnwell, Niece Rochelle Hunter and nephews Chuck Quinn and Steven Quinn. James had 8 siblings: 6 sisters & 2 brothers. Private services were held in Sacramento. A celebration of life will be held Sun. Oct. 10th @ The Moose Lodge, 6003 Rio Linda Blvd, Rio Linda, CA @ 3 PM Mrs Gina Wright would like to thank everyone for all their love and support.




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GILLIN, JANET MACKEY Nov. 14, 1929 to Oct. 5, 2010 Classy, Stylish, Kind, Creative, Fun Loving, Elegant, Consummate Caregiver, Wonderful Mother, Dynamic, Strong, Beautiful, Big Hearted, Intelligent, Vivacious. These are a few words that describe my mom, Janet Gillin. The world is a sadder place after losing such a beautiful, fun and caring person. Janet passed away on October 5, 2010, after complications from hip surgery. Janet was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Richard and Evelyn Mackey on November 14, 1929. She married William (Bill) Gabriel in 1954 and had two daughters, Robin Gabriel McCann and Kathi Gabriel-Karen. Our family moved to San Diego in 1973; to be closer to her brother, Dr. Richard Mackey, who was a physician at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego. My parents divorced in 1975, and my mom remarried Hugh Gillin in 1984. He was a character actor and they lived in Los Angeles for a few years before coming back to San Diego to be close to family again. Hugh passed away in 2004. She adored her only grandson, Bradley Karen, who was born in 1996. He was showered with love and attention from her. She was very creative - Janet was accomplished at sewing, knitting, sculpting, enameling on copper and other crafts. Mom was a very classy, elegant woman, and had a great sense of humor and a unique and glamorous style - she would light up a room when she entered! Janet moved to a retirement community in 2007, Belmont Village in Sabre Springs/Poway area. Her brother, Richard, also moved to Belmont at the same time. They adopted a beautiful dog named Candy. She was the love of their lives and provided companionship during their time at Belmont. Janet is predeceased by her parents, Richard and Evelyn Mackey, brother, Dr. Richard Mackey, daughter Robin Gabriel-McCann and second husband Hugh Gillin. She is survived by her daughter, Kathi Gabriel-Karen, son-in-law Gregory Karen, grandson Bradley Karen, and ex-husband Bill Gabriel, and her dog Candy, as well as many wonderful friends. I want to thank Elizabeth Hospice and all the staff at Belmont Village that made her final days comfortable, as she was surrounded with love and care to the end. A celebration of Life for Janet Gillin will be held at Belmont Village, 13075 Evening Creek Dr. So., San Diego, CA 92128, on October 17th, at 2:30 p.m.




CUSHING, JANIE Sept. 10, 1923 to Oct. 8, 2010 anie Cushing, born September 10, 1923 was a longtime resident of Pacific Beach where she owned the Janie Cushing Dance Studio for 47 years and was known as "Miss Janie." She gave her heart, time, and gift of dance to generations of children and has rescued many others by being a mother to them. She has touched many lives and we respect, love and admire her for being the most beautiful red-headed angel ever sent from heaven to walk the earth. She made such a difference in so many lives. She will never be forgotten. The viewing will be held at Clairemont Mortuary on Tuesday, October 12, 2010, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the funeral service will be at the same location on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, at 10:00 a.m.




86, of Rancho Cucamonga passed away on October 6, 2010 in Upland. He was born in Santa Barbara, CA and lived in Rancho Cucamonga for 55 years. He was a cement mason for 40 years and a member of Cement Mason's Local #500 and volunteered for the GAP Food Bank. He was also a




IN LOVING MEMORY JUSTIN ALLEN WELLS 10 * 10 * 10 Today marks the 6th year since you left us. It seems like yesterday. I miss you and think of you daily and I miss your beautiful smile and big hugs. You are my angel who guides me thru each day! Son, someday we will be together again! I love and miss you so much. Love Mom



Jack Meredith Doll

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Jacob David Bostick

Jacob David Bostick, 78, died on Thursday, Sept. 30. He was born on June 10, 1932., Private family services will be held., Arrangements by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., 425-1041,



James Franco

James Franco, 58, died of injuries sustained in the gas pipe explosion Sept. 9, 2010, in San Bruno, Calif.



Jane Bautista Vanta

Mrs. Vanta was born in Manila, Philippines, on June 1, 1968., She passed away on Oct. 4., A Catholic Prayer Service for Jane Bautista Vanta, 42, of Fairfield, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 524 Elmira Road, Vacaville. Father Mathew Marankulam of Saint Joseph will officiate., Viewings will begin today from 1 to 8 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 8, prior to services from 12 to 2 p.m. also at Vaca Hills Chapel., Arrangements by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233,, , Share your loved one's story with a Memorial Website.



Jason Grant Maynard

Jason Grant Maynard, 49, died suddenly, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010., Jason was born Dec. 11, 1960, in Oxnard, to Jack and Helen Maynard, and was a lifelong resident of Ventura County. Jason had been a heavy equipment operator in commercial construction for the past 25 years., His passions in life were water skiing, camping, dirt bikes and quads, motorcycles, football, NASCAR, and barbecuing., Jason will be missed by many. Jason was preceded in death by his father, Jack, and brother, Tommy. He is survived by his daughter, Allie Rae Maynard; mother, Helen Maynard; brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Joan Maynard; sister and brother-in-law, Jacklyn and Dean; sister, Sally; Jason's girlfriend, Dottie and her two sons; and numerous nieces and nephews., Private family services will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home & Crematory, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura. Condolences may be left at



Jeffrey Scott Andrade

He was born on Dec. 1, 1956, in Oakland, Calif. He worked for Performance Contracting Inc., Jeffrey is survived by his wife of 28 years, Lora Kay; three daughters; two daughters-in-law; three sons; his mother; one brother; two sisters; and four grandchildren., A memorial service will be held today at 11 a.m. at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 480 Wrentham Ave., Vacaville., Arrangements by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546,,



Jim Moreau

Jim Moreau Long-time San Francisco resident, Jim Moreau, passed away on September 25, 2010, from complications following lung surgery. His passing is mourned by his many friends, not only in San Francisco, but around the world. Jim was born in Chicago in 1945, and was raised in the Boston, Massachusetts, area, where he became a lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox. He moved to San Francisco in 1979. During the 31 years that he lived in San Francisco, Jim worked for, and was a mainstay of, the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie, where he was renowned for his dedication and his uncompromising standards. Jim's passion and his greatest source of joy were his many friends, with whom he loved to share his warmth, his kindness, his generous spirit and his other passions for great food, fine wine and beautiful orchids. The members of his vast network of friends, who were really Jim's extended family, considered him the expert on the Northern California restaurant scene. Jim's friends ask that those who wish to honor him at this time consider a donation to the, or Project Open Hand.



Jimmy Bebout

JIMMY LEE BEBOUT Jimmy was born in Ventura, California on October 30, 1942 and passed away in Wildomar, California on October 5, 2010. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years Elaine; 2 daughters Cindy & Dawn; and his grandson Cory. Jimmy loved hunting and NASCAR. His family and friends will miss his funny spirit and organized ways. Private Services EVANS BROWN MORTUARY (951) 679-1114 On-Line Condolences



Joan Frances (Schario) Knaggs

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Joann (Ryan) Willhoite

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Joanne Whiteside

Joanne Rae, Whiteside, Resident of Mt. View, Passed away Oct. 5th at the age of 79 with her loving family by her side. Visitation will take place at the Los Altos Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries, 399 S. San Antonio Rd. Los Altos on Monday Oct. 11th from 4-8 with a Chapel Service to take place Tue Oct. 12th at 11am. Interment will follow at Alta Mesa Memorial Park. Please visit



Joe Fukutomi

After a long illness, Joe Fukutomi passed away peacefully on Aug. 2, 2010 at St. Johns Hospital in Oxnard., Born and raised in Gresham, Ore., to Tometaro and Fujie (Hasegawa) Fukutomi in 1927, he lived there until he and his family were relocated to internment camp in Minidoka, Idaho during World War II. He served in the U.S. Army and Civil Service in Japan where he met and married Setsuko Moroizumi. After returning to Oxnard, he was a strawberry grower in the three-generation family-run Ventura County business until his retirement. He led an active life serving as a member of the Oxnard Masonic Lodge 341 where he achieved the level of thirty-second degree and also the Al Malika Chapter of the Shriners Association., Joe served in the Ventura County chapter of the Strawberry Growers Association. His retirement was filled with traveling and reading. Joe was the last of six siblings born of the Greatest Generation. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Setsuko; sons, Michael (wife Anna) of Camarillo, Gerald (Oxnard); and daughter, Betty (Britt) Bayles of Honolulu; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews., A graveside service followed by inurnment will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9 at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, 5400 Valentine Road, Ventura. For map and directions to ceremony location and to sign the family's online guestbook please visit Assisting the Fukutomi Family with the committal service is the family owned and operated Robert Rey Garcia Jr. Funeral Svcs., Santa Paula, 229-7054.



Joe Grippi

GRIPPI-Joe Grippi, 85, passed away October 7, 2010 at his Sierra Madre home surrounded, as he lived, by his loved ones. Mr. Grippi was a longtime resident of Sierra Madre, being born July 10, 1925 to Cosma and Joseph Grippi at their home on North Mountain Trail. Other than a stint in the



John D. Laughlin

John D. Laughlin John was born February 5, 1938 in Oroville and passed away October 6, 2010 in Yuba City. John quit high school in his senior year at the age of 17 and bought a gas service station in Yuba City. John ran the gas station, where Paradiso now stands, for five years. After selling the gas station, John moved to Sacramento where he invested in real estate and ran a dog grooming business. In 1980 John moved to a ranch in Browns Valley where he built his dream home. During John's stay at Browns Valley, he became a gentlemen cattle rancher and continued to invest in real estate. In 2000, John sold the ranch and moved back to Yuba City where he continued to invest in real estate. John is survived by his best friend Luis Garcia; and his two brothers, Garry and Gene Laughlin. John is also survived by his nephews: Patrick, Matt, and Kiley Laughlin, and niece Paula Bicknell. John is also survived by many great nieces and nephews and friends. John was dearly loved by all of his family and friends. He will be missed for only short term until we join him soon in our Lord's Kingdom. A viewing is scheduled for Monday, October 11 from 4-7pm at Ullrey Memorial Chapel. A celebration of John's life will occur at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 12th at Hope Point Nazarene Church on George Washington Boulevard, with Pastor Gary Moore officiating. Private burial will be at Browns Valley Cemetery. Please come and celebrate John's life with us. Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel. Send Condolences at



John D. Loughrey

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John Gallagher

John Francis Gallagher June 14, 1918 - October 3, 2010 A third generation San Franciscan he graduated from Galileo High School and UC Davis and was a veteran of, . John was well known in the Wine and Spirits Industry, retiring as President of Parrott & Co. in 1987. John is survived by his devoted wife, Laverne (Bickel) Gallagher, children Robert, Philip and Maria and preceded in death by daughter Elena Gallagher. At his request there will be no services.



John M. Behr

Behr, John M. February 27, 1927 - August 26, 2010 John M. Behr (Jack) lost his long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by daughters Anne-Marie (Dennis) Ruffer of San Jose, CA, and Dorothy (Robert) Kent of Torrance, CA. A memorial service will be held on October 16, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the The Unitarian Universalist Community Church, 1260 18th St., Santa Monica, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.



Jonne Aleeson

Jonne Aleeson, 67, died Sept. 19, 2010, apparently of a heart attack. He was the owner of Calvin's World Famous South Philly Cheesesteaks & Hoagies in San Jose, Calif.



Jose De Jesus Varelas

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Jose Manuel Vasquez Jr.

Jose Manuel Vasquez Jr. December 18, 1989 - October 7, 2010 Visitation for Jose Manuel Vasquez Jr. will be held at Basham Funeral Care (3312 Niles Street) on Thursday, October 14, 2010 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. with the Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Friday, October 15, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Jose was born in Bakersfield, CA to Etelvina (Titi) and Jose Manuel Vasquez. He was the oldest of three brothers. Jose loved his brother, Luis Alberto and Miguel Angel with all his heart. Jose graduated from B.H.S. in 2008 and was attending Bakersfield College and was working at Memorial Hospital. Jose had a great passion for his family and sports cars. He leaves behind his parents, brothers, grandmothers, numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. His wonderful sense of humor made all who were fortunate enough to have him in their lives or cross their path, love him. He will be dearly missed forever since he truly was one of a kind and a young man who lived with his full heart. For additional information, please contact Basham Funeral Care at 873-8200. Basham Funeral Care



Joseph L. Hamilton

Joseph L. Hamilton 1933 - 2010 Joseph L. Hamilton passed away at home on Saturday, October 2, 2010, with his wife, Marilyn, by his side. Joe was born in Emmetsburg, Iowa, on November 30, 1933. He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine; daughter, Diana J. West; grandsons, T.J. West and Jesse Simpson; great- grandson, Sean Howe; brothers, Jim, Homer and Bill; and Dad and Mother. Joe is survived by his wife, Marilyn; daughters, Lynette Metcalf of Santa Rosa, CA, Denise and husband Gene of Arroyo Grande, CA, Linda J. Montgomery of Taft, CA, Ron Bell of Northridge, CA, and Melissa Bell of Tehachapi, CA; a sister, Mary of Emmetsburg; brothers, Pete of Des Moines, Iowa, Tom of Kansas and Bob from Clear Lake, Iowa. Joe has many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Joe graduated from high school in 1952 and joined the U.S. Army on Dec. 30, 1952. After active duty, Joe worked for the Army Reserve in a Civil Service status. Joe had approximately 42 years of service attaining the rank of Chief Warrant Officer. Upon retiring, Joe entered into a partnership and built C&H Storage in Arroyo Grande, CA. While operating C&H Storage, Joe and two other partners started JFR Demolition. JFR Demolition entered into a contract to demolish the Santa Maria Ice House and Packing sheds for the Santa Maria Valley Railroad. Joe was an active member of the Eagles, Moose, Elks, VFW, American Legion, Reserve Officers Association, 63rd Army Reserve Command and an avid NASCAR fan. Joe will be interred with a military graveside service at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the National Cemetery in Bakersfield, California.



Joseph Vincent Franey

Joseph Vincent Franey, 80 of Fairfield died on Monday, Oct. 4. He was born on Aug. 28, 1930., A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 11 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Fairfield. Graveside service to follow at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon. Arrangements by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041,



Joseph Whalley

Joseph M. Whalley 1927-2010 Joseph Whalley, former aerospace engineer, stained glass artist, wine-maker and all around "Renaissance man" died at home October 5, 2010. He was a Lompoc resident for 45 years. His was a life propelled by lifelong curiosity, a wry sense of humor and a brilliant mind. He was born in San Francisco, and grew up on a farm in Tracy, California in pre-aqueduct days, when growing crops in the Central Valley was called "dust farming". Though very poor, books and learning were always important to him. After high school, he earned his engineering degree at UC Berkeley and served with the US Navy through the end of World War II developing early radar systems. In later years he worked for Hughes Aircraft in LA, Aerospace Corporation at VAFB and AMF in Santa Barbara, among others. He was involved in projects as varied as missile design, robotics, remote-controlled fire suppression systems and desalination plants. Outside of work, he was intrigued by just about everything that came his way. He took up stained glass and built many large windows around Lompoc, including those at the Seventh Day Adventist and United Methodist churches. Several residences in Santa Barbara County also feature his windows. He invented and built electronic games and robots for his kids – long before video games were available. In later years, he became interested in wine making, and was an early member of the Central Coast Amateur Winemaking Association. His award-winning wine was wonderful, both grape, and a rare pomegranate variety. He grew his own grapes and persuaded friends and neighbors to take cuttings - thus increasing his yearly yield! His vines are in many back yards in Lompoc. He was an avid cook, made great jams and jellies – and in true engineering fashion, kept his spices in alphabetical order for easier access! He had one great love, his wife Barbara, who he married in 1952. She died in 1993 and he missed her every day. Though raised and practicing Catholicism, he also attended his wife's church (Lompoc Methodist) continuing until the month before he died. He had many life-long friends of all faiths. He leaves his son Bill Haines-Whalley and daughters Elizabeth Lee and Christine Lynch, as well as their spouses Wendie Haines-Whalley, Art Simons and Charles Lynch. He had two grandchildren, Christopher Whalley and Annie North, and 5 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Funeral service will be Saturday, October 9, 2010, at 1:00PM at First United Methodist Church in Lompoc. Viewing one hour prior to service, and reception following. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the United Methodist Church Missions Fund, or the charity of your choice.



Juli Entwistle

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



Julia Huber

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



Julie Ogden-Purcell

Julie Ogden-Purcell, 43, of Atascadero died Sunday, October 3, 2010, at home. She was born in San Luis Obispo and attended Teach School, Laguna Jr. High, and San Luis Obispo High School. She graduated from UCSB and earned her nursing degree from Los Angeles Valley College. Julie is survived by son Max Searles and his father, Yani Searles, son Jimmy Purcell and his father, Chip Purcell; parents Leslie and Barry Ogden; sister Laurie Bronnar, brother Jay Ogden and wife Cristina; nieces Dylan Ryan and Madeline Ogden. A graveside memorial service will take place at the Santa Maria Cemetery at 11am, Saturday, October 16, 2010. Immediately afterward, all are invited to share in a celebration of Julie''s life at her Aunt Sue Hallman''s home. Call 805-462-2227 for directions. See her guest book at



June Yvonne Hoerler

A Celebration of Life for Vacaville resident June Yvonne Hoerler will be held on Monday, Oct. 11, at 10 a.m at Nadeau Family Funeral Home in Vacaville. Service under the direction of Pastor Bob Wilsey. Following the ceremony, the family will receive friends for a reception at the Vacaville Masonic Hall., June passed away quietly in her home on Oct. 3, after a battle with cancer. She was born on Dec. 23, 1941, to Gilbert and Jennie Bayer in San Francisco and was raised in San Carlos, Calif. She was trained in cosmetology, spent time as an Army wife, raised her daughters and worked in the retail furniture industry for many years. She was an avid square dancer, LOVED to travel and was extremely active in the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a majority member of Job's Daughters, a Grand Cross of Color recipient, Rainbow for Girls and a member of The Daughters of the Nile., She is survived by her three daughters, Holly Reinert (Jon Reinert), Deborah Minard (Dan Minard), and Heather Reich (Bobbye Moore); seven grandchildren, Amanda, Dayvid, Daniel, Jackie, Hailey, Danica and Kevin Ed; and her loving companion, Bob MacDonald., The family invites friends for visitation on Sunday evening Oct. 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Nadeau Family Funeral Home. A private graveside interment service will be held on Tuesday. Flowers may be sent to the funeral home or a donation made to the California Order of the Eastern Star Benevolent Fund would be appreciated. All arrangements entrusted to the care of Nadeau Family Funeral Home, Steven J. Nadeau and Kathy Mason, Directors.,




Keith Edmond Beery Keith Edmond Beery passed away on October 6, 2010 at his home in San Rafael, California. Keith was born January 8, 1932 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to Arlington E. and Bernice (Chambers) Beery. He and his older brother, Arlie Jr. attended South High School in Denver. Keith earned a BS in Law and an MA in Psychology from Denver University, followed by a doctorate in Child Development and Clinical Psychology at Purdue, with post-graduate work at the U. of Illinois. Keith met and fell in love with Mary Joan Groene, who had moved to Denver from her home in Donnellson, Iowa. They were married in Tokyo, Japan on September 1, 1956 during his service in the Army Security Agency as a Russian linguist. Keith began his career as a school psychologist in the San Rafael City Schools before becoming Chief Psychologist and Research Director of the Child Study Unit, Dept. of Pediatrics, at UCSF. Keith was the co-author of the Beery VMI, an internationally respected test of visual-motor integration. His career was devoted to helping children learn and develop, particularly children with special challenges, and to improving the public schools for students and the adults who serve them. Keith and Mary Joan lived in Marinwood for 40 years. They enjoyed taking their four children for camping trips up and down the California coast. After the kids were grown, Keith and Mary Joan lived in Honolulu, where he was on the faculty of the University of Hawaii. They enjoyed swimming and snorkeling in the warm waters of Oahu and the Big Island, and appreciated the multicultural diversity of Hawaii. Keith and Mary Joan returned to Hawaii often, and celebrated their 50th Anniversary on the Big Island with all of their children and grandchildren. They often thought of retiring to Hawaii, but their love of family kept them in Marin. Keith is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Mary Joan, their four children, Natasha, Colleen, John, and Michael, son-in-law William B. McCoy, daughters-in-law Katie (Kirchner) and Julie (Barbee), and eight grandchildren, Maryam, Gregory, Kevin, Julia, Alexis, Ryan, Nicole, and Clara, all of whom he loved dearly, and for whom he made special waffles with secret ingredients, the most important of which was love. A private memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions to your local public schools, your favorite charity, or to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation are appreciated.



Karen Lee Schoonover

Karen, 57 passed away unexpectedly Sept. 25, 2010 at her home in Ventura., For her full obituary, go to Perez Family Funeral Home online where her services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9.



Kevin Cueto

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



Knight, Patricia

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Patricia Knight, 96 BONSALL -- Patricia Knight passed away peacefully at her home in Bonsall, Calif., on Tuesday, October 5, 2010. She was born ..... 



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CARHART, LAWRENCE "LARRY" K. Lawrence "Larry" K. Carhart, 63, passed away on Monday, October 4, 2010, at Arnold Walter Nursing Home in Hazlet. He was born in Red Bank and resided in El Cajon, CA for 35 years before returning to New Jersey this past May. He graduated from Keyport High School in 1965 and was a member of the Magic Club. He also graduated from Stuart College in Asbury Park in 1967 with an Associates Degree in Business. He was employed at Sears working from 1967 to 1974. He then, for a short time worked with Allstate followed by managing The Landing in El Cajon for about 25 years. Larry was a member of the, in California. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Keyport. He enjoyed swimming, boating, hunting, fishing, golf and gourmet cooking. He valued both his long time friends and newer friends that he met on the cruises that he loved to take. He is predeceased by his parents; Kelsey and C. Lorraine (Kaufer) Carhart. His maternal grandparents Fred and Annetta (Fitzgerald) Caufer and his paternal grandparents Bishop and Mary (Hickey) Carhart. Surviving is his sister; Carol A. Carhart of Keyport. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2010, 11:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Keyport, 45 Main Street, Keyport, NJ. Interment to follow at Green Grove Cemetery in Keyport. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to First Baptist Church of Keyport. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bedle Funeral Home, 61 Broad Street, Keyport, NJ. Please visit Larry's memorial website available at




COOK, LEEAN "LEE" ROSE Leean "Lee" Rose Cook peacefully passed away with her husband at her side in the car on a La Jolla Street during the mid-afternoon on September 10, 2010. Lee was born in San Diego on May 1, 1932. Her father was Louis David-di Marino from Salerno, Italy and her Mother was Yolanda Ghio, born in San Francisco. They were married in Rome, Italy in 1927 and moved to San Diego in 1931. Lee attended St. Joseph Cathedral grade school, Cathedral High School through the 10th grade and was graduated from the San Diego High School in 1945. Lee attended the Kelsey & Jennings Business School. She worked for Barney & Barney Insurance and then at Etna Life Insurance in risk analysis. In 1952 Lee underwent a major surgery for varicose veins on the stomach portal vein that adversely affected her stomach function the rest of her life. This was caused by an umbilical cord infection at birth. Lee met her future husband Eugene "Gene" F. Cook at the Reveler's Club at the old San Diego Hotel ballroom in the fall of 1955. They fell in love and flew to Las Vegas on May 1, 1956 and were married at The Little Chapel Around the Corner that evening. Her husband was a Civil Engineer involved in the design of land development projects and was born in Nebraska, having moved to San Diego in 1952. Lee and Gene moved to their new home in La Jolla in 1962. They both became members of the St. James by the Sea Episcopal Church in 1963 and have been active members ever since. Lee also helped at a school for children with intellectual disabilities in 1980. Lee was an active member of the La Jolla Social Service League, Woman's Club and Scripps Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She was the last president of the 75 year old Auxiliary. Lee was also a member of the La Jolla Republican Women, Federated. She served as a lay minister at the St. James by the Sea Episcopal Church and was a member of the Daughter's of the King and the St. Germaine Children Charity. Over their 54 years of marriage, Lee and Gene traveled through out the States, Canada, Mexico, England, Italy, Europe and Russia for their 50th wedding anniversary. Lee is survived by her devoted husband Gene. She has one brother Robert David-di Marino who survives her, along with his wife Eunice and their three children Christine, Maurice and Ernest. Lee will be deeply missed by her husband and all those who have know her. She has suffered greatly for the last two years from back pain and has been under the excellent care of the San Diego Hospice during the last ten weeks. A memorial service will be held at the St. James by the Sea Episcopal Church at Prospect and Silverado Streets in La Jolla at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2010.




FRIEDMAN, LEON J. Col. Leon J. Friedman, USAF (Ret.) passed away in Chicago on September 13, 2010, one month before his 90th birthday. Born in The Bronx, New York, he traveled the world as a military officer before retiring to San Diego, California, in 1987. He most recently joined his two sons in Chicago where he spent the last six weeks of his life. He joined the, at the age of 19, and was in flight training when the U.S. entered the war on December 7, 1941. Col. Friedman flew fighter planes in North Africa, was an instructor pilot, and later helped prepare for the D-Day invasion. He received the, with oak leaf cluster, among other medals, for his service in World War II. After the war, he married Rita Staal in a union that lasted for 54 years. His last two Air Force assignments included a foreign tour as an air attaché at the American embassy in Brussels, Belgium, and a position as head of Air Force ROTC at the University of Massachusetts during the Vietnam War years. After retiring from the Air Force in 1970, he began a second career as a college professor of economics at Springfield Technical Community College. During this period he also developed a love for tennis, a passion that would continue for 40 years. Tennis - both playing and watching - along with building and flying radio control model airplanes became hobbies pursued until the very end of his life. He resided in Del Mar, California with Rita until her death in 2001. He stayed there for the next nine years, with the support of his family and his dear friend Deanna Robison, until health issues required him to move to Chicago to live near his sons. He is survived by two sons, Greg and John, both clinical psychologists in Chicago; his daughters-in-law Lynn and Brenda; and by three grandchildren: Nicholas, Emma, and Andrew. A memorial will be held later this year in San Diego. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Air Force Aid Society at 241 18th Street #202, Arlington, VA 22202 or at




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Lavonne McLellan Bullis

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



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Len Hughes Andrus M.D.

Len Hughes Andrus, MD, of Bodega Bay and San Francisco, California died suddenly of acute pneumonia and heart failure on the morning of October 4, 2010 at the age of 90. At his bedside was his wife Mary O'Hara-Devereaux. Dr. Andrus had a long distinguished career as a pioneer in the development of primary care, Family Medicine, and providing health care to underserved populations in the United States and abroad. Since 1993 he was a Board of Director of the Archstone Foundation engaged in funding innovative solutions for aging populations where he served until his death. Known as Hughes to friends and colleagues, Dr. Andrus was born in Spanish Fork, Utah on May 10, 1920. He was the first of three children born to Lenard and Leora Andrus. In 1931 the Andruses moved to King City, California where Hughes completed elementary school, skipped a grade and graduated at the age of 16 from King City Joint Union High School. He excelled in sports and was elected Senior Class President. This year he convened the Class of 1937 for their 74th Reunion. After attending Hartnell College in Salinas, he entered Stanford University. At the outbreak of, he enrolled in national emergency fast-track training for doctors. He followed in his father's footsteps by earning a medical degree at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., graduating in 1944. While in medical school, he married Kathleen Harney of Gonzales, California. They had four children. Dr. Andrus interned at LA County General Hospital in Los Angeles and did his residency at Kern County General in Bakersfield. He went into partnership with his father in King City, and then moved to Boston, Massachusetts, to pursue post -graduate studies in internal medicine at Tufts, Harvard and the Lahey Clinic. While in Boston, he was drafted into the United States Public Health Service, was stationed at Brighton Marine Hospital, rose to the rank of Lt. Commander and served aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Coos Bay. He returned to King City in 1956 and stayed until 1970. He became board certified in internal medicine and was accepted as a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He turned the partnership with his father into a multidisciplinary group practice, Southern Monterey County Medical Group, and was the lead fundraiser and founder of George L. Mee Memorial Hospital. serving as its medical director for 18 years. His passion for better health care for all was kindled by the plight of migrant farm workers. With a grant from the Office of Economic Opportunity, he started The Rural Health Project, a pilot program to provide health services to migrant workers that became a national model of a private-public partnership that was successful for decades. He developed a relationship between Stanford Medical School and The Rural Health Project, becoming an Associate Clinical Professor at Stanford. He began to write for medical journals and lecture widely, focusing first on epidemiology, and then on social issues and the use of allied health professions such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants. He was published in 38 scientific and professional journals, and was a co-editor and contributing author of several books. Recognized as a visionary leader, the University of Utah Medial School in Salt Lake brought in Dr. Andrus as a physician consultant during the construction of its new primary care centered ambulatory care unit in 1970. He was Diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine founded in 1969. He was asked to found the Department of Family Practice at the University of California, Davis, Medical School, and served as its first chairman. There he met his second wife, Mary O'Hara-Devereaux, a community health leader and nurse practitioner. They formed a personal and professional partnership that lasted 40 years. Dr. Andrus designed innovative models of physician, nurse practitioner and physician assistant training. He developed one of the largest networks of Family Practice Residencies in the nation. He developed innovative delivery systems including the Foundation for Comprehensive Health Services that established multidisciplinary group practices in medically under-served areas of northern California. Dr. Andrus served on many state and national advisory boards, including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and served as an advisor to California's legislature and U.S. Congress to support legislation that enabled innovation in medical education and delivery systems. He was a tireless and articulate spokesman for wide primary care access and cost effective health care delivery. He consulted in many other countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa. In 1974 he developed the Andrus CliniRec medical record system, one of the first problem-oriented records. Published by Bibbero Systems, it remains in use 36 years later. During his semi-retirement from the university, Dr. Andrus pursued his interests in writing, painting, photography and was a wannabe golfer. His first novel, Orval Wood, was the story of a young boy growing up in Steinbeck Country in the Salinas Valley. He was an accomplished watercolor artist and photographer, and was the Chairman of the Bodega Bay Allied Arts. Despite a number of medical crises in recent years, he tackled the challenges as opportunities to forge ahead and live life to the fullest. His essence can be summed up in his oft offered counsel: "Whenever you want to say no in life, think first of all the reasons why you should say yes." He was preceded in death by his mother and father; and by his brother George Andrus and his sister Nancy Getris of Salinas, California. He is survived by his wife Mary O'Hara-Devereaux, Ph.D., chief executive of Global Foresight of San Francisco and Bodega Bay; his first wife Kathleen of La Mirada, California; his children Dan Andrus, MD, of Fallbrook, California, Jeff Andrus of Post Falls, Idaho, Jon Andrus, MD, of Washington, D.C, and Kathleen "Keenie" Andrus, RN, of Sacramento, California. He leaves ten devoted grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, and many friends of all ages whom he loved as an extended family. A private celebration of Hughes' life for family and close friends is planned.



Leona Lena (Michel) Baldwin

Leona Lena (Michel) Baldwin Born in Nicolaus, California on August 31, 1921, passed away peacefully in San Rafael on October 7, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents, Annie and Casper Michel and her brothers and sisters, Rosie, Freda, Edward (Coby), Louise, Albert, and Margaret. She leaves behind her son Michael Baldwin (Gayle) of Yuba City and daughter Roseann Rasul (Jacob) of San Jose, 5 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. In addition, she had nieces and nephews in Novato, San Jose, and Brinkley, Arkansas and cousins in and around Nicolaus. Leona managed both a career and raising a family and was a very energetic hard worker. An amazing cook and hostess, Leona's home was where everyone congregated for family gatherings and holidays. She showed much love through her cooking, preparing for days when everyone was coming. Anyone who knew her knew the pride and joy she felt bragging about her children and grandchildren. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, October 24th at 12noon at 55 Racquet Club Drive, San Rafael, California. Send Condolences to



Leonard E. Farmer

Born in on February 2, 1927 in Anadarko, Ok, passed into rest on September 28, 2010. Leonard came to California with his family during the Dust Bowl migration and served in the US Navy during, at the battle of Okinawa. Leonard was a truck driver for many years and spent the last 30 years working as the guy who could do it all in construction. Leonard was a faithful member of the Church of Christ in Campbell and was a warm friend to all who knew him. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Mary; his son Dennis, daughter in law Angela; and his four grandchildren: Shawn, Kelly, Chelsea and Casey, his grandchildren Tyler and Whitney; and his brother Carol. The family is grateful to Kaiser Hospital who gave him warm and sympathetic care. Gifts to any Veteran's support group in lieu of flowers would be warmly appreciated by his family. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on October 16th at the Church of Christ in Campbell.



Leta Boone

Leta Marie Lindstrom Boone Resident of San Jose Leta passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was born July 1, 1917 in Gresham, Nebraska to Frank and Sadie (Hendrickson) Lindstrom. She had 2 sisters and 1 brother who preceded her in death. After graduating from high school, she moved to California in 1937 and worked at JC Penney's. She married Warren (Bud) Boone in 1939. They were blessed with 2 daughters, Carol (Boone) Cross and Lynne Boone; 3 grand-children, Kim (Cross) Johnson, Aaron Cross and Jade Bandle-Boone; and 2 great grand-children, Hailey and Hannah Johnson. Bud passed away in December 1989 shortly after they celebrated their 50th Anniversary. Leta was very active in volunteer work with her church and Girl Scouts, generously giving her time and her skills as a seamstress. She served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher at the Stone Church, PTA President, Girl Scout Leader and volunteer, and she was active with Telephone Pioneers. She always had a smile for everyone she met and was dearly loved by friends and family. She will be greatly missed. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 15, 2010 at 2:00 pm at the Stone Church of Willow Glen. The family requests donations be made in her name to the American Breast Cancer Foundation.



Lisa Ann Bullard Sparto

Lisa Ann Bullard Sparto, 48, of Liberty, Utah, died from injuries sustained from a horseback riding accident on September 29, 2010. She was born August 27, 1962 in Palm Springs, Calif., to Cecil and Cleora Mead Bullard. She married Joseph Sparto, December 20, 1986 in Palm Springs; their marriage was sealed in the San Diego LDS Temple. Lisa was personable, happy and cheerful; she always brightened up any room. She had a friendly brightness and kindness in her eyes which showed her love and concern for others. She was very sensitive and always put others' needs and well being ahead of her own. Lisa could turn any negative thing into a positive; she had a loving, teasing, happy personality. Lisa was a member of the LDS Church and a member of the North Fork Ward and she was very proud of her Mormon Heritage. Lisa is survived by her husband, Joe; son, Joseph (Michelle) Sparto of Ohio; daughters, Terri Rae Sparto of San Diego and Tiffany Ann Sparto of Liberty; mother Cleora Bullard of Liberty; sister Louri (Scott) Carlson and brother Cecil (Keri) Bullard both of Ogden. She was preceded in death by her father, Cecil Bullard. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at the North Fork Ward Chapel, 4279 North 3300 East. Friends can call at Myers Ogden Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd. from 6 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, October 4, 2010 and Tuesday at the church from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Interment, Myers Evergreen Memorial Park, 100 Monroe Blvd., Ogden, Utah. Condolences may be sent to the family at



Lisa Burnett, former Bee sportswriter, dies

Sunday, October 10, 2010 3:25 AM 

Former Fresno Bee sports writer Lisa Burnett, known for her quick wit and love of family, lost her battle with incurable ovarian cancer this week. 



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Lois Estock

LOIS V. ESTOCK Born February 2, 1937, Lois V. Estock was welcomed to her eternal home on September 28, 2010. Raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Lois was a resident of Riverside, California for 45 years. She is survived by son Mark Estock of Palm Desert, daughter Kimberly Glassman of Palm Desert and their spouses. Also her brother, Don Schroeder of Palm Springs and his wife Ruthmarie, sister Marilyn Krauter of St. Louis, MO, her cousin Gail Caveney of Oahu, HI, her two nephews and a large and loving extended family. Above all, she cherished spending time with her four grandchildren, Kendall, Jonah, Sophia and Jonathan. Celebration of Life services will be held on Friday, October 15th at 4:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Riverside, and on Saturday, October 16th at 11:00 a.m. at Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church in Palm Desert.



Lois K. (Krauter) Houck

Lois K. Houck (Krauter) 1920 - 2010 Lois K. Houck was born December 5, 1920 in Bucyrus, Ohio. She grew up with her seven siblings in Arvin, CA graduating from Kern Union High School in 1938. She passed away after a short hospital stay in Bakersfield on October 3, 2010. She studied fashion in Los Angeles and was a designer before marrying Bill Houck on April 28, 1945. They raised five sons while living in Ohio, California and Nevada. They returned to Kern County in 1970. She is survived by her husband, William J. (Bill); sons, Douglas, James, Harry, Andrew and WDan; 2 brothers and 3 sisters; 8 grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was a dedicated Christian, wonderful wife, mother, friend, seamstress and homemaker. She was active in every community she lived in with people, schools and churches through her generosity and sense of caring. Lois will be missed by many friends, most recently at Rosewood and The Oaks Community Church. WDan remembers of Mom: I was in my early teens getting ready for school one morning and spotted a guy in the park across the back lot in Rosamond. He was sitting at one of the picnic tables. I didn't understand why someone would be setting out there all on their own at that time in the morning. Mom told me to go and ask him if he wanted to have breakfast. He came over and mom served pancakes, eggs and bacon. He ate like it was the first meal he had in months. I remember three things particularly about that meal; the first being that she laid out the good china and napkins, the second was that she asked him to bless the meal, and last that she sat and the three of us ate together. The service for Lois is Friday, October 15, at 1:00 p.m., at The Oaks Community Church, 10200 Campus Park Drive, Bakersfield, CA.



Lois V. Estock

Born February 2, 1937, Lois V. Estock was welcomed to her eternal home on September 28, 2010. Raised in St. Louis, Mo., Lois was a resident of Riverside, Calif. for 45 years. She is survived by son, Mark Estock of Palm Desert; daughter, Kimberly Glassman of Palm Desert and their spouses. Also her brother, Don Schroeder of Palm Springs and his wife Ruthmarie; sister, Marilyn Krauter of St. Louis; her cousin, Gail Caveney of Oahu, Hawaii; her two nephews; and a large and loving extended family. Above all, she cherished spending time with her four grandchildren, Kendall, Jonah, Sophia and Jonathan. Celebration of Life services will be held at 4:00 PM on Friday, October 15, 2010 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Riverside, and at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church in Palm Desert.



Loni S. Johnson

Beloved daughter of Jeffery L. and Susanne E. Johnson; dear sister of Nicki M. (Travis) Nie, David A. Sumrall and Clayton B. (Joy E.) Johnson; granddaughter of David E. (Renee) Baisley and Valerie (Joseph) Gersch; Loni was a niece, aunt, cousin and friend to a multitude., "There is a lot to me ... But the main thing we can focus on is my image ... it's found in God ... I get close to Him every day so I can be more like Him ... He is my everything ... I am happy, satisfied and pleased because of who He is ... so because of that I will serve Him until the day I die. :-) I am madly in love with my Rescuer ... Jesus.", A memorial service will be held Oct. 9, at 11 a.m., at The Father's House, 126 Peabody Road, Vacaville. Donations may be made in the memory of Loni S. Johnson to Mercy Ministries, P.O. Box 11060, Nashville, Tenn., 37222. A service of the Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory. Friends may sign the family's online guestbook at,



Loraine "Rainie" McClintock

Passed away suddenly July 4, 2010 in Woodland, CA. at age 92 of heart failure. Rainie was a native of Southern California. Upon retiring, moved to Santa Rosa. Rainie and her husband, Lynn McClintock lived in Oakmont for the past 28 years and attended the local Church of Christ. Rainie and Lynn moved to Woodland, CA two years ago to be closer to their son. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Lynn McClintock, now of Woodland; son Brandon McClintock, his wife Barbara, of Woodland; grandson Michael McClintock, his wife and two children, of Davis; and goddaughter Pat Gamby of Santa Rosa. Rainie was a kind, caring and generous person who will be dearly missed by her family and many friends. At her family's request, no service will be held. Any donations in her memory may be made to the local



Lorena Hess

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Lux, Herbert A.

Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

Herbert A. Lux 11/18/1925 ~ 09/03/2010 CARDIFF -- Native of Cardiff, Calif. Youngest of three brothers: Jesse (deceased) and Robert of Bonita. He worked .....



Lynda P. Howard

Lynda Pearl Howard succumbed to complications of renal cell carcinoma on September 28, 2010 in Phoenix, Ariz., surrounded by loved ones. Lynda was born on February 3, 1939 and adopted by Thurber and Lyn Payne. She spent her early life in Mesa, Ariz. She married Frank W. Howard in the Mesa temple on November 20, 1959. Together they lived in Snowflake, Ariz. for three years, and then moved to Indio, Calif. where they lived for 36 years. For the last ten years they resided in Pine, Ariz., in the mountains which she loved. Lynda loved music, travel and her family. Her friends were very important to her and she often opened her home to others. Lynda was very creative, she made and sold crafts for many years. She was the Junior Building Supervisor for the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival for many years. She was a lifelong member of the LDS church and her faith never wavered through a long and difficult illness. She is survived by her husband, Frank W. Howard; children, Steve Smith (Carolyn) of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Andra Parmenter (Layne) of Lyman, Wyo., James Howard, Lyn Hartley both of Indio, Liesl Egnew and Dustin Howard (Michele), both of Mesa, Ariz.; 22 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her brother, Harry Payne (Lorraine) of Mesa; and her sister, Ruby Wagoner of Austin, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services were held Monday, October 4, 2010 with Interment in Pine Cemetery, Pine, Ariz.




CHATWIN, MAC Born Bruce Macleod Chatwin on May 14, 1924 in Edmonton, Alberta and died on October 5, 2010 at the age of 86. Mac was raised and educated in Vancouver, BC and graduated from University of British Columbia 1950 with a BA in Fisheries Biology and Oceanography. During, , he served in the Canadian Navy and was on a destroyer actively involved with D-Day invasion of Normandy. He married Janet Louise Robertson on March 3, 1950. They lived in Nanaimo, BC until moving to San Diego in 1957. Mac worked as a fisheries research biologist in both Canada and San Diego in the salmon and tuna industries. His work took him worldwide. A true "renaissance man," Mac enjoyed a never-ending list of hobbies, including oil painting, baking, gardening,brick-laying, ham radio, westerns, and gambling. He was self-taught in both Spanish and Japanese. A jack-of-all trades, if it was broken, Mac could fix it. Or paint it, varnish it, bake-it-from-scratch, or knit it. He is survived by his loving partner, Shirley Sachko, daughters Jan Neil and Claire Walker, grandchildren Megan Parker, Sean Neil, Erin Lewis, Blaine Lewis, and great-grandchildren Jordan and Michael Parker. We will miss him most dearly. A celebration of his life will take place in November.




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LIGHT, MARIANNE S. March 18, 1934 September 16, 2010 Marianne Elise Swanson Light, 76, passed away peacefully on September 16th, 2010 in La Jolla, CA due to complications from a lung disease following a long battle with Leukemia. Marianne was born on March 18th, 1934 to Paul and Dorothy Swanson in San Jose, CA. Following her graduation from Los Gatos High School, Marianne earned a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development and a Teaching Certificate from the University of California, Berkeley in 1955. While at Berkeley, Marianne met Tom Light, whom she married in Saratoga, California in 1956. She taught Elementary School in Milwaukee, WI, and in the San Diego area. Tom and Marianne moved to Solana Beach in 1959, and to Del Mar in 1973, where they have lived since. Marianne was a long-standing member of the AAUW, and served as President of the Del Mar-Leucadia Branch in the 1990s. She was a member of the San Dieguito Garden Club, the San Diego Horticulture Society, and was a charter member in the Financial Enterprise Investment Club. She and Tom loved to travel, and she enjoyed volunteering in the community, spending time with her grandchildren, and working in her beautiful garden. Marianne is survived by her husband Tom of Del Mar, brother Robert Swanson of Saratoga, CA, daughter Alison Light King of San Diego, son Brian Light of Sudbury, MA, and five grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at the Solana Beach Presbyterian Church on Friday, October 22nd, at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at:, , or to the Hospice of your choice.




CLAPHAM, MARJORIE C. Feb. 10, 1919 - Oct. 6, 2010 Services to be held at Holy Cross Cemetery at a later date. Conrad Lemon Grove Mortuary (619) 460-4601 




HARGROVE, MARY KATHRYN "KATHY" SCHNEIDER Mary Kathryn "Kathy" Schneider Hargrove died unexpectedly on Friday, October 1, 2010. She was born in Greenville, SC on March 7, 1960. She graduated from Torrey Pines High School in 1978 and received her registered nursing degree from Palomar College. She is survived by her parents Sid and Emy Schneider, her brother Steven, and her son John. Her sister Diana preceded her in death in 2002. In lieu of flowers, please send your contributions to Scripps Hospital, P.O. Box ENC 63, Encinitas, CA 92024 or San Diego Humane Society, 2905 San Luis Rey Road, Oceanside, CA.




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Monica Harding Monica passed away Saturday, September 25, 2010 following her cancer diagnosis. Born on September 6, 1945 in Buckinghamshire, England, she came to CA at 18. She was the owner of The Stock Exchange in Novato and Plum Tuckered in Petaluma. She is survived by two daughters, Wendy and John Rose and Heidi and Ron Friedman, six grand children, her sister and brother-in-law Noreen and Ken Wohlford, ten nieces, two nephews, 18 great niece and nephews and great friends. Rusty Nails for Monica! Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 2:00 PM at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Novato.



Mack, Gary Lowell

Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

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Marcella D. Andrada Samaniego Lewis (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of Marcella D. Andrada Samaniego Lewis 1947 - 2010 Marcy was born August 26, 1947 to Claude and Isabel Andrada. She is the sister of Claude Jr., Greg, and Nikki Andrada, Diane Velazquez, and Laura Salvaggio. She is mother to Verna Robinson, David Jr., Emily, Andy and Steven Samaniego. Marcy was raised in Bakersfield. After marrying, she moved to Fresno, CA where she spent most of her adult life. On September 19, 2010, she went to sleep and in the early morning of September 20, she passed away. Her final wishes were carried out in Fresno, CA on October 2, 2010. In life, she was a free spirit; in death, may her spirit remain forever free.



Marcia McGuirk

Marcia Joan McGuirk A forty-year resident of Millbrae passed away on June 3, 2010. She was 75. Marcia is survived by her husband of 54 years, Al McGuirk, daughter, Connie Booth (Rob) of Austin, TX and her son, David McGuirk of Millbrae. She was preceded in death by her eldest son, Michael McGuirk in 2007. Also survived by her grandchildren, Lauren, Kristen, Rob, Kaitlyn, Brendan and Owen; sister, Nancy Kling of Loomis; her niece, Jackie and nephew, Robbie and daughter-in-law, Jennifer McGuirk. She was the daughter of the late Florence and Robert Moore of Mill Valley. Marcia was a native of San Francisco, graduated from Lincoln High and City College of San Francisco with a teaching degree and taught at the Montessori Schools. Marcia was a devoted member and a deacon of the 1st Presbyterian Church in Burlingame. She was an award-winning artist, taught oil-painting at the San Bruno Senior Center and the Chadbourne Senior Center and was a former president of the Millbrae Artists Assn. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service, Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 3 PM at the First Presbyterian Church, 1500 Easton Dr. at El Camino Real in Burlingame. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the, . or the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 1500 Easton Dr. Burlingame, 94010.



Margery Lee Nunn

Mickey Nunn passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010., Mickey was born in Alva, Okla., in 1923 where she lived through her graduation from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Following graduation, Mickey worked in Oakridge, Tenn., until she enlisted in the Navy in 1945. She served as a meteorologist in the Navy for five years. She met her husband, Fred Nunn, Jr., in the Navy and they were married in 1950. They traveled extensively with Fred's Navy career during the early years of their marriage and lived in a variety of locations including the Philippines, Japan, Alaska and California., In 1960 they moved to Camarillo with their oldest son, John. In 1964 they built their home in the new Rancho Lomita development of Camarillo where they raised their family, which grew to include three additional children, Bob, Bill and Ann. She lived in the family home until January of 2010. Mickey had a variety of careers during her life including working as an administrative assistant, meteorologist, and elementary school teacher., However, the role that Mickey valued the most was that of wife and mother. Mickey lived a full life dedicated to her family. She served on PTA, Band Boosters and Athletic Boosters boards. She was involved in her church community including the Boy Scouts of America and the American Association of University Women (AAUW)., She was a charter member of the Mt. Cross Lutheran Church where she attended throughout her life. She was known for her sharp intellect, wit and courage. She loved animals, enjoyed traveling, reading and watching sports- especially the UCLA Bruins. Most of all she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Mickey touched many lives and was loved by those who knew her. She will be deeply missed., Mickey is survived by her son, John of Phoenix, Ariz.; her son, Bob, and daughter-in-law, Renee of Newbury Park; her son, Bill of Camarillo; her daughter, Ann Flavin, and son-in-law, James of Conneautville, Pa.; and her seven grandchildren: Megan, Caitlin and her husband Peter, Alexander, Daniel, Nicholas and Samuel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred., Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the "Rio Mesa High School/Mickey Nunn Trust," a fund established by her late husband in her honor that provides scholarships to dedicated band members. Contributions can be sent to: Bob Nunn at 420 Whitegate Rd., Newbury Park, CA 91320.



Maria Cultrera

Maria Rita Cultrera Resident of Roseville, CA Maria passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 in Roseville, CA. She was 91 years old. Maria was born on June 4, 1919 in Lawrence, MA to Anna and Antonio D'Urso. She is survived by her son Raymond and daughter Leslie Adler. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Raymond, as well as her three sisters, Josephine, Agnes and Santina. Raymond and Maria married in Lawrence and moved to California in 1945. They made their home in San Jose for over 50 years, until moving to Roseville in 2000. Maria was a homemaker for most of their life together. Maria will always be remembered for her love of cooking and the many family holiday celebrations she created with her sisters Josie and Agnes. In her roles as a wonderful wife, Mom and Aunt Mary, she brought joy and love to all of us. Visitation will be Monday, October 11, 6:00-8:30 PM at Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary, 466 N. Winchester Blvd., Santa Clara. Funeral service will be Tuesday morning at 10:00 AM, also at Lima Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, Maria's family requests a donation to Sutter Roseville VNA and Hospice.



Marilyn A. BURKO

BURKO, Marilyn A. Born on May 1, 1946, passed away on September 29, 2010 at their home in Santa Clarita, CA. Loving wife of surviving husband Walter W. Burko. She is also survived by her mother Marian Stephens, son Henry Sinsabaugh and grandchildren Ran and Will. She will be dearly missed by her stepchildren Jolene Johnson (Randall), John Burko (Ruth), Rodger Burko, Christopher Burko and grandchildren Jessica, Evelyn and John Jr. She is forever with us and missed by all who knew her fun, generous and loving spirit. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the .



Marilyn Cardinell

Marilyn Cardinell, 83, of Vacaville, passed away at home in her sleep on Friday, Oct. 1, after a brave fight with lung cancer. She was born on Jan. 14, 1927, in Chicago, Ill., Marilyn was a noon duty supervisor at Hemlock Elementary School for 10 years and a retail clerk at Ross Department store in Vacaville for 27 years. She loved to shop! She was one of Ross's best customer. She loved her family, friends and community of Vacaville where she resided for 45 years. Her smiling face and loving actions will be missed by all who knew and loved her., Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, the love of her life, Melvin M. Cardinell. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dinese Cardinell Christopher and Tom R. Christopher; son, Jerry Cardinell; brother, Tom Brinston; and 5 grandchildren, Mia of Plymouth, England, James of Albany, Calif., Myles of Albany, Calif., Justin of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and Joshua of Tustin, Calif., A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, Oct. 10, at 3 p.m. at Epiphany Episcopal Church, 300 West St. in Vacaville. Officiating will be Father Steve Leonetti assisted by Arch Deacon Cookie Clark. Reception immediately following service at Marilyn's home in Vacaville., In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the in memory of Marilyn online, phone 1-800-227-2345 or mail to P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma, Okla., 73123. Arrangements are under the direction of McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546,,



Marilyn Johnson (In Memoriam)

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Marjorie Ann Hopkins

Sept. 19, 1963 - Sept. 28, 2010 We lost our beautiful beloved sister, Marjorie Ann Hopkins on September 28, 2010 to cancer. She is survived by her brothers and their wife's, Gordon and Tammy Hopkins and Duane and Cindy Hopkins. Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon Sr. and Hisako Hopkins. She was born in San Diego and has been a resident of Indio/Coachella for the past 12 years. She was one of the only few women cement truck drivers in the area and was a beloved employee of Superior Ready Mix and a loved member of the team. Her service will be held at the Indio



Marvin A. DUNN

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Marvin Clark Epps M.D.

Marvin Clark Epps, MD Marvin Clark Epps, MD made his transition on August 25, 2010. Marvin was born in Monroe, Michigan on April 10th, the son of Cleveland Epps and Flora Epps. He attended the



Mary Bridget O'Brien

Mary Bridget O'Brien passed away peacefully at her home in England Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2010., Born in Waterford, Ireland, in 1921 where she spent 30 years, she then married John O'Brien and moved to England where she had seven children. At age 74 she moved to America and spent 14 years in Ventura. She attended Lady of the Assumption Church and became a regular member of the parish. She moved back to England in October 2008 to be cared for by her two daughters, Mary and Catherine., She is survived by seven children: Jimmy, Martin, Pat, and John, Mary, Catherine and Teddy; numerous grandchildren and one great-grandchild., She will be missed dearly by all. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9 at Lady of Assumption Church.



Mary Estrada (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of Mary Estrada December 8, 1928 - October 10, 2009 Mom; It's been a year today that we've been without you. Our trips to the beach and mountain which you loved so much are not the same without you. We miss you and think of you daily while continuing to try to live according to the standards which you lived by and taught us. We especially think of you at holiday gatherings and miss the meals prepared with love. Nothing tastes the same without your special touch. You are forever in our hearts. Your loving family and cat "Lucy"



Mary Lou Wilber

Mary Lou Wilber passed away Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, surrounded by her family. All five generations were present and the legacy of ''a mother''s love'' will forever be remembered. Mary was born in 1927 to Mamie Christianson Watson and Lyle A. Watson in Grand Forks, N.D. At age 12, she moved to the San Fernando Valley with her mother and sister, Barbara. Mary was well recognized for her beautiful blue eyes and friendly, hospitable nature. She was gifted with a wonderful voice and performed throughout her teen years with Edward Everett Horton''s group of young singers in Sherman Oaks, Calif. She graduated from Canoga Park High School. Mary married her high school sweetheart, Harry, in 1945 - they enjoyed 60 years together. In 1952, they moved to Morro Bay and raised three sons. It was a great life in a small fishing town. She was also proud of her life-long membership in the Beta Sigma Phi sorority. Mary met everyone with her kindness and genuine concern. She was a devoted and loyal friend forever. The network of phone friends kept her busy during many hours of the day. She loved her connection to family and friends and was blessed with many. The family is grateful for Hospice Partners and the wonderful staff at Creston Village. Mary is survived by three loving sons, Tom (Susan) of Paso Robles, Chris (Debbie) of Oregon, and Jon (Genia) of Costa Mesa, Calif.; seven grandchildren Tammy (Roger) Haas of Morro Bay, Tina (Larry) Knight of San Miguel, Randy (Elisha) Wilber of San Miguel, Dori Wilber, Christopher (Heather) Wilber, Jon (Jennifer) Wilber, all of Oregon, and Jason Boyd of Costa Mesa; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; sister, Barbara (Gene) Gillaspie of St. Helens, Ore.; and two nieces. Join the family for graveside services at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at the Cayucos Cemetery, followed by a reception at Calvary Lutheran Church, 480 Monterey Ave. in Morro Bay. We invite you to honor and celebrate an extraordinary woman. See her guest book at



Mary Louise Fry

Mary Louise Fry, 95, peacefully passed away in her sleep on September 24, 2010. Born in Washington, D.C. on August 7, 1915, she and her husband Horace "Bud" Fry moved to Palm Desert, Calif. in 1984 from Burbank, Calif. Known for her kindness and sense of humor, she was beloved by all those who knew her. Predeceased by her husband; she is survived by her son, Lawrence W. Fry (Jeffery Garatea) of Rancho Mirage; her daughter, Barbara Bergmann (Daryl Smith) of Claremont; her grandchildren, Erik Bergmann of New York City, Hillary Bergmann of San Francisco, and David Smith of Oakland; and two great-grandchildren.



MaryEllen Swenson

MaryEllen slipped peacefully into the arms of her Lord on October 4, 2010. ME had a beautiful sweet spirit and was a life-long follower of Christ. Her beautiful smile was a joy to behold to all who knew her. MaryEllen was born September 19, 1940 to Ralph Simpson and Eva Hodgson Simpson in Pengilly, Minn. She was preceded in death by both parents; sisters, Joyce Olson and Kathleen (Blitz) Kennedy; brothers, Loren, Ralph (Lad), Keith and Leroy Simpson. MaryEllen is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, Jim; daughter, Julie (Jeff) Stang; sons, Andrew Halvorsen, Jon Swenson and David Eddy. She is also survived by sisters, Eva Hobbs and Dolores McClure; brother, Joe (Lois) Simpson; and sisters-in-law, Doris and Marge Simpson, Judy (Roger) Hutchinson and Karen Tayerle. ME moved with her parents to Shelton, Wash. in 1951. She moved with her family to Petersburg, Alaska in 1960 and stayed in Alaska for 40 years until retirement to Thousand Palms, Calif. seven years ago. She worked in the grocery business in Petersburg, for the city of Cordova and as a clerk for the Alaska Court System. She was Senior Regent at the Palmer Moose Family Center and earned her Cap and Gown there. There will be a Celebration of Life at 3:00 PM, Saturday, Oct 9, 2010 in the Clubhouse at Tri Palm Estates. There will be a Memorial Service in Shelton, Wash. in the near future.



Matthew Goodin

Matthew Douglas Goodin May 16, 1972 - Oct. 6, 2010 It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of Matthew Goodin. Born on May 16, 1972 in San Francisco, Matt grew up in Novato, where he attended Our Lady of Loretto School. He was graduated from St. Vincent High School in Petaluma, class of 1991. Matt entered the San Francisco Police Department Academy in June 1995 and became a proud member of the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) in December 1995. In 2006 he was awarded the SFPD Golden Badge for acts of heroism. Also in 2006 Matt was awarded the American Legion Officer of the Year Award and its Medal of Valor. In 2007 he earned the SFPD Medal of Valor for outstanding acts of bravery. In 2009 he was awarded the Hero's Day Award from the Golden Gate Breakfast Club. In a September 2006 article entitled, "From Addiction to Altar," the San Francisco Chronicle recognized Matt's quiet gift of kindness and generosity to his fellow man. Matt had given a pair of his boots to a homeless man in San Francisco who had fallen on difficult times. The man was so moved by Matt's concern for him that he turned his life around. Matt later attended his wedding, held at San Francisco City Hall. A sports enthusiast, Matt has always loved baseball, both as a spectator and a player. He was an all-league catcher in high school. He also enjoyed snow skiing, waterskiing and wakeboarding. More recently he developed a love for cycling and completed a triathlon and a ride around Lake Tahoe. Matt is survived by his wife Christie; his children Ryan (10) and Melissa (8) of Menlo Park; his parents Maureen Wayne (Jay), and Douglas Goodin (Patty), all of Novato; his sister Cathy Raymond (Jeff) and nieces Abby and Caroline of Los Altos; father-in-law Terry Shuchat, sister-in-law Julie Bitler (Jim), and nieces Kylie and Megan, all of Palo Alto; and step-siblings Alex and Jennifer Townsend and Jayana Thomas and family. Matt is also survived by a loving extended family, including 33 aunts and uncles, 35 cousins and many treasured friends. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010 at The Church of the Nativity, 210 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park, CA. Interment will follow at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery, 2500 5th Ave., San Rafael, CA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ryan and Melissa Goodin Relief Fund, Account No. 1376659, San Francisco Police Credit Union, 2550 Irving Street, San Francisco, CA, 94122, (415) 564-3800.



Matthew Peter Gallagher Jr.

Matthew Peter Gallagher, Jr.''""Matt" to his many friends''"passed away peacefully and returned to his Lord God after 85 wonderful years here on earth. Matt passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, while being lovingly attended to by his family and the medical staff of Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, particularly the Intensive Care Unit Staff. Matt was born in 1924, in Lynn, Mass., the oldest of seven children born to Matthew and Hanora Gallagher. Matt enlisted in the, during, , and while assigned to the West Coast met the love of his life, Georgiana Deane Parsons. They were married in December of 1946. The legacy of a man defines his character, and Matt''s legacy has been defined by his love for Georgiana and his five sons Peter, Michael, Patrick, Dennis, Mark and his daughter, Kathryn, his love of country, his 25 years of service in the United States Navy, and his service in the United States Submarine Force. Matt retired from the Navy, found "heaven on earth" in Arroyo Grande, and in 1966 relocated his family here. Arroyo Grande became his home and the community he loved to brag about almost as much as his family. After retiring from the Navy, Matt continued to work with the California Department of Corrections until he retired in 1984. Matt advocated public and community service and became involved in local politics serving on the Arroyo Grande City Council for a number of years. Matt was never hesitant to share his views as to how government should be accountable to the community. Matt also loved St. Patrick''s Church in Arroyo Grande and was a consistent supporter of St. Patrick Catholic School. He participated in several moves of the Church from its location on Branch Street to its current location on Fair Oaks Avenue. He was dedicated to St. Patrick''s Outreach and the Church Food Bank, particularly during the holiday season. He was also an active member of the Knights of Columbus Arroyo Grande Council 1375, having served as Grand Knight. Matt''s character is reflected in his love for his wife, Georgiana, his love of his family, his service to his country, his Church and his Catholic faith. We will all miss him. Matt is survived by his wife of 63 years, Georgiana, sons Peter (Abby), Michael (Charline), Dennis (Tammy), and Mark and daughter, Kathryn Glenn. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind his brothers Ben and Pete and sisters Mary, Nora and Teresa, and sister-in-law Barbara, all who live on the East Coast, and numerous nieces and nephews. Matt was preceded in death by his parents, brother, John, who resided in Lynn, Mass., his son Patrick, granddaughters Mary Meghan and Allison MacKenzie Gallagher and son-in-law, Michael Glenn. Visitation will be from 3pm to 7pm on Thursday, October 14, 2010, at Marshall''"Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel, 1239 Longbranch Avenue in Grover Beach, with the Rosary starting at 7pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10am on Friday, October 15, 2010, at St. Patrick''s Catholic Church, 501 Fair Oaks Avenue in Arroyo Grande. Burial with Military Honors will follow at the Arroyo Grande Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Patrick''s Outreach, c/o St. Patrick''s Church, 501 Fair Oaks Avenue, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. Marshall-Spoo 489-5552 Grover Beach



Matthew Scott Bereny

Bereny, Matthew Scott March 7, 1960 - October 7, 2010 After a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, Matthew died peacefully in the early morning of October 7, 2010, surrounded and embraced by his family. Matthew was a devoted and beloved husband, father, son, brother, and uncle; a trusted, skilled, and resourceful partner, advisor, leader, and businessman; and a generous and loyal friend, coach, and confidant. We will all deeply miss his generous spirit, his wisdom, his humor, and his counsel. Services will be held at Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Simi Valley, at 2:00 p.m., on Sunday, October 10, 2010. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (



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BAUMWOHL, Melvin I. Born June 15, 1929, in Chicago, Illinois; died October 7, 2010. Mel grew up in Los Angeles. Survived by wife Carolyn and son David; his grandsons, Michael and Darren. Beloved daughter Dana preceded him in death in 1991. Formerly married to Hermoine. Also survived by his stepsons Laurence and Douglas Lipstone. Mel was well known throughout the Los Angeles garment district from the early 1950s until he retired in 1983, owning and operating various men's and ladies sportswear wholesale businesses. In retirement he enjoyed spending time with his wife, family, and many friends. He could be found most mornings holding court with friends at his local Starbuck's. Mel was a Free & Accepted Mason for more than 50 years. Funeral services Monday, October 11, Mt. Sinai Memorial Park, Simi Valley, 866.813.8100.



Michael Abogado

In Memoriam Michael Madrigal Abogado 4/18/1954-10/10/2009 We miss you and love you, Papa



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Michael Edward "Mike" Dowling

Michael Edward "Mike" Dowling, 69. of Burnsville, NC died Sunday, June 27, 2010. His wife, Ellen Dowling, invites family and friends to attend a celebration of Mike's Life at Kenwood Community Church, 9637 Channing Row, Kenwood, on Sunday, October 24th at 3:30 p.m. A native of California, Mike proudly served his country as a member of the, and served during the, . While in North Carolina he was an active member of The US Marine Corp League and a member of The Sons of the Confederate Veterans, Col. John B Palmer Camp 1946. While living in Sonoma County Mike worked for National Environment Testing labs and the Sonoma County Permit & Resources Department. Upon retirement he and his wife relocated to Burnsville NC. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.



Michael Hopkins

MICHAEL HOPKINS Michael was born in Chicago (Evanston), Illinois on March 29, 1932 and passed away on October 5th, 2010 in Riverside, CA. He is survived by his loving wife, Christiane and his son Michael Thomas, as well as numerous friends. Michael served in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years, during Korea and Vietnam, for his honor, courage and commitment he was awarded the



Michael I. Krupnick

Michael I. Krupnick, of Sedona, Ariz., Tucson, Ariz., and originally from Chicago, Ill. passed away October 1, 2010. The loving brother of Susan Krupnick of Palm Desert, Calif.; committed partner of Max Vosskuhler of Sedona, Ariz.; loving Uncle of Simon Wiskowski and Sam Krupnick; dearest friend of Judy Clinco of Tucson, Ariz., and so many more; nephew of Rabbi Sam and Judith Broude of Oakland, Calif.; and cousin to many. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Elaine Krupnick of Chicago. Michael was co-founder of the PeaceBuilders program in Tucson. He was the founding chair of the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona's Marketing Advisory Group and led its nationally groundbreaking Jewish legacy initiative The Endowment Book of Life. Michael was a kind and generous person, who touched many lives in a rich and positive way. He will be remembered as a loyal and trustworthy friend, and someone whose life made an incredible difference in the world. In Michael's honor, you may make donations to the Caregiver Training Institute, 1940 E. Silverlake Rd., Tucson, AZ 85713.



Michael Murphy

Michael Patrick Murphy, Resident of Redwood City, Entered into rest on September 12, 2010 in Kingsport, TN. He was born in 1960 in Redwood City to Jim and Marie Murphy. His sons, Mike, J.D. and Kyle, his wife Cathy Murphy, survive him. He also leaves behind his sister Terry Watson, his brothers Steven, Dan, Dennis, Jim, his former wife Terri Alagna mother of his sons, numerous nephews, nieces and grand nephews and nieces., He was raised in Redwood City, graduated from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel grammar school and St. Francis High School. Mike will be remembered as man who was always willing to help another., A memorial service is being held at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, October 16, 2010 at 10:00 A.M.



Milton E. Harris Ph.D.

Milt delighted in artifacts of truth; his appetite for history, science, and some traditions of eastern philosophy, was especially deep, and he leaves behind an immense and worldly library. But he had no pretentions; he irreverently strove to be ordinary, and he yearned to transcend the impeachable trappings of truth. Through a strong sense of duty, ethics, and loyalty; through his support of a bright girl growing up with few options in rural Mexico; through meditative walks to Lake Ilsanjo and earthy baths in Wilbur Hot Springs; through altered states of consciousness, deep-bellied humor, and gentle-hearted whimsy; through music, poetry, aikido, and flights inside the sky; and through a sometimes stubborn but deeply potent embrace of family and friends; he strove to connect to love. Early Saturday morning, with wife and son by his side, Milton gently sent-up his collected wisdom; tokens of his sweet heart and active mind are left behind. He was deeply loved and will be achingly missed by many. Milt was the first board-certified neuropsychologist in Sonoma County, where he practiced as a clinical psychologist for over thirty years. He was a longtime member and served numerous times on the executive board of the Redwood Psychological Association (President 1985, 1999-2001; 2007-2008); a member of the American Psychological Association (Division of Neuropsychology); California Psychological Association; International Neuropsychological Society; National Academy of Neuropsychology; Northern California Neuropsychology Forum; and Society for Personality Assessment. Born in Pittsburgh, PA to parents Milton and Ruth, he grew up among the cheering fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates, most memorably during the 1960 World Series. Milt asked that as you remember him, you also remember Roberto Clemente, the right fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Roberto was one of Milt's heroes and one his many soul mates. Milton will be missed by his wife Lea Goode-Harris; son Orin Harris, and Orin's mother, Elizabeth Harris; brother and wife, Richard Harris and Marjorie Levinson; nieces Olivia and Cecily, nephew Daniel; in-laws Dale, Nydia, and Mimí Goode; and by his many friends and colleagues near and far. A celebration of Milt's life will be held at his home on Saturday, October 30th. For details please visit the website for 'miltharris' or contact Orin Harris at In lieu of flowers, etc., Milton would have invited you to consider a donation to the website, or St. Joseph Memorial Hospice of Santa Rosa at 821 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401, or the Redwood Psychological Association serving the counties of Sonoma, Marin, and Mendocino at P.O. Box 15209, Santa Rosa, CA 95402.



Miriam C. Busse

Miriam passed peacefully on May 30, 2010 in Camarillo, CA. surrounded by loving family. She is preceded in death by Trude Billings, W.R. Billings; siblings, Byron and Jeanne Billings of Forestville; and Gaylord (Buzz) Busse, devoted husband of 34 years. Survived by sister Elizabeth Weston of Utah; cousin Charles Millspaw of Utah; dear friends Marge Lollick, Gloria and Don Dixon of Santa Rosa; six children: Renee, Richelle, Howard Harrington, Kim Harrington Horn (David), Scott Busse (Terrie), Greg Busse, step-daughter Carol Busse; grandchildren: Anneka Busse, John Busse, Chris, Melissa, Justin Harrington and Benjamin Horn. Great grand daughter Kalie Courway and H. Harrington (first husband) (Joyce). Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Miriam on October 16th at 12:00 noon at the Forestville Church of Christ, 6545 Covey Road, Forestville. Pastor Tim Diggs presiding. Private internment to be determined. Please come and celebrate her life and enjoy food, beverages, each other and movies from our childhood at 9560 Argonne Way, Forestville, following the service. Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to Bob Burke's Kids, The A.S.P.C.A. or to the Forestville Church of Christ.



Monica Harding

Passed away Saturday, September 25, 2010 following her diagnosis of cancer. Born on September 6, 1945 in Buckinghamshire, England, she came to CA at the age of 18. She was the owner of The Stock Exchange in Novato and Plum Tuckered in Petaluma. She is survived by two daughters, Wendy and John Rose, and Heidi and Ron Friedman; six grandchildren; her sister and brother -in-law Noreen and Ken Wohlford; 10 nieces, two nephews, 18 great niece and nephews and great friends. Rusty Nails for Monica! Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Novato.



Mylene Deluna Sapungan

Mylene Deluna Sapungan 55, of Yuba City passed away September 27, 2010 at Riverside Community Hospital in Riverside, CA. Born November 22, 1954 in Olongapo City, Philippines. Mylene was a resident of Yuba City for 17 years. She is survived by 4 children: Analyn Deluna Sapungan(37) Shaun Deluna Sapungan(33) Mark Anthony Deluna Sapungan(28) April Lorraine Deluna Coslett(25) 6 grandchildren Jazzmyn Lynn Miller (15) Dean Howard Miller Jr(13) Maggnolia Mylene Miller(11) Donald Henry-Haze Miller(9) Julianna Sapungan(7) Sean Tyler Sapungan-Dollar(3). Services are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010 at 10am at Christ Temple Community Church, 2181 Live Oak Blvd. in Yuba City. A reception will follow. Pastor Catherine Terry will be officiating. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Mylene Deluna Memorial Fund Acct #3727073326 at Wells Fargo Bank. Send Condolences to



Nancy Carroll Astacio

Nancy Carroll Astacio, 59 of Hanford, California passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2010 in Amarillo, Texas. She was a homemaker., Nancy was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 27, 1951 to Taylor Guy and Maurine Molidor. She came to Oxnard, California as a young lady where she met and married Stephen Louis Astacio on March 17, 1979. They moved to Hanford in 1986 to make their home. Nancy is a member of the Church of Christ of Hanford. She enjoyed knitting, surfing the web, fishing, being outdoors, cooking and raising flowers. She enjoyed times spent with her family, especially her grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Nancy will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents., Nancy leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, of 31 years, Stephen Astacio of Hanford, CA; her children, David William Frick of Mesa, AZ, Timothy Robert Hayward of Loma Linda, CA and Catrina Lee Cloud of Aliceville, AL; brothers and sisters, Terrance Molidor and Patty Molidor, both of San Diego, CA and two other sisters and one brother; her grandchildren, Mathew Hayward, Andrew Hayward , Jeffery Miles Justice, Jacob Mitchel Justice, Jeremy Messiah Justice, Elizabeth Marie Anacleto, Megan Hayward, Damian Santiago and Isaac Santiago, numerous nieces, nephews and many friends., Visitation will be held at People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty Street in Hanford, CA on Monday, October 11, 2010 from 4 - 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at People's Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at the Grangeville Cemetery in Armona, CA., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements are under the direction of People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230.



Nancy Cunningham

Cunningham, Nancy October 6, 2010 Nancy Cunningham passed away in her home on October 6, 2010 from complications due to esophageal cancer. Born in Minneapolis, Nancy graduated Stanford University in 1959 and practiced criminal law until her retirement in 2004. She was a fearless, outspoken and generous supporter of progressive political causes and a crusader for animal rights. Art, travel, service, reading, women's rights, her pets and friends constituted the core abiding values of her life. She also loved football, her Venice bungalow, her MINI Cooper, and had no use for organized religion, republicans, and/or other kinds of fools. Although Nancy never married nor had children, she is loved and remembered by her friends and neighbors, who admired her fierce independence, her prodigious intellect, her blunt honesty, her unfailing kindness, and her ready laugh. Donations in Nancy's memory can be made to VCHC - Venice Community Housing Corporation, 720 Rose Ave. Venice, CA 90291 (310) 399-4100, or to Inside Out Community Arts, 2210 Lincoln Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 (310) 397-8820,



Nancy Marilyn (Gale) Grabeel

Nancy Marilyn (Gale) Grabeel, 9/11/2010, Nancy Marilyn (Gale) Grabeel (82) beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and church soloist passed away at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, California on Saturday September 11, 2010., All who knew and loved her will miss Nancy's smiling face, loving caring and helpful nature, strength and positive attitude, in the face of life's adversities., She is survived by her daughters Sandra, Susan and Lisa, five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren., Details are pending for a small family service. From our hearts ... to Gods loving arms.



Noboru Araki

Noboru "Nob" Araki Resident of San Jose 98, died October 3, 2010 at home with his family. Nob was born and raised in San Jose. He loved his family, golf, fishing, cooking shows, gardening and helping his church community. He is predeceased by his wife, Mary Araki. He was father to Cheri Jean Araki (Jean-Paul) and Joanne Harpell (Gary). Loving grandfather to Scott Markham (Erron), Kenna, Megan, Taryn and Matthew Harpell and "Super Grandpa" to Nia and Andrew Markham. He was much loved and will be missed by friends and family. A memorial service will be held at the San Jose Buddhist Church on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 2pm.



Norbert "Nobbie" Cook

Nobbie left us peacefully at Memorial Hospital, Santa Rosa, on Monday September 27, 2010 after a brief illness. He would have been 89 on October 31st. He was born and raised in Cloverdale, CA. He was predeceased by his wife Sylvia and his son Donald Cook, brother Eddie Cook, sisters Evelyn Farlow, Barbara Bruemmer and Elenore Segbarth. He is survived by his sister Jeanette Gonzales of Davis, CA and brother Gene Cook of Cloverdale; and many nieces and nephews. He was raised in Cloverdale and graduated from Cloverdale High School in 1941. He became an auto mechanic with Lampson's Garage in Cloverdale and later moved to Healdsburg, working for Lampson Garage in Healdsburg as well, fixing transmissions. He was an avid fisherman and deer hunter for many years. The Cook boys all hunted together in the hills of Sonoma County. He was a kind and gentle person, nursing his wife through years of health problems. He resided in Healdsburg with his son Donald, who passed away from cancer in 2005. His ashes will be interred at Oak Mound Cemetery in Healdsburg. Contributions can be made to your favorite charity.



Norma Jane Marshall

Norma Jane Marshall passed away peacefully and painlessly on Sept. 17, 2010 at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Woodland Hills. She was surrounded by her family as she slipped away from a sudden bout of pneumonia complicated by an underlying lung problem she had suffered with for the past few years., Norma was born on July 23, 1928 in Mansfield, Ohio. Her parents were Harold and Pearl Mawer and she was the younger of two daughters. The family moved to California in 1942 where Norma attended Glendale High School. Norma worked at the Glendale Newspress where she met her future husband, Frank Marshall. In 1964, after having their two children, they moved to Simi Valley where they remained for the rest of her days., She is loved and survived by her husband of 59 years, Frank Marshall; son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Joann Marshall; daughter, Lori Varola; granddaughter, Sarah Varola; grandson, Danny Varola; and great-granddaughter, Madison Varola., Norma touched the lives of many with her kindness and loving nature. She had such an easy going way about her and loved to laugh and have fun. Making friends was so easy for Norma, she simply accepted people as they were. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will be truly missed. This world was a better place with Norma in it., One of Norma's recent favorite pastimes was crafting at the Senior Center with many of her good friends. She also thoroughly enjoyed watching sports including golf, tennis and her favorite, USC Football., Per Norma's request, there was no service and arrangements were taken care of by Reardon Funeral Home in Simi Valley.



Norma M. Lee

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Obituary: 'Toni' Wright was a talented and dynamic volunteer

Sunday, October 10, 2010 3:00 AM - (Robert D. Dávila) 

Antoinette "Toni" Wright, a community volunteer who was active in the Junior League, Stanford Home for Children and Ducks Unlimited, died Oct. 1 of liver and kidney failure, her family said. She was 68. Antoinette 'Toni' Wright



Obituary: West Sac barber 'Cruz' Rangel was 'everybody's best friend'

Sunday, October 10, 2010 3:00 AM - (Robert D. Dávila) 

Alexander "Cruz" Rangel, a longtime West Sacramento barber whose shop was a popular neighborhood spot, died Wednesday of cancer, his family said. He was 78. Alexander "Cruz" Rangel



Oravetz, Jeannette Emily Oliver Miethke "Jen"

Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

Jeannette "Jen" Emily Oliver Miethke Oravetz 1926 ~ 2010 OCEANSIDE -- Jeannette Emily Oliver was born May 26, 1926 in Cleveland, Ohio, and passed .....



Oskar Huber

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



Pamela Lee

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



Patricia Klim

Patricia Jane Klim Registered Nurse passed away on October 7, 2010. A Native San Franciscan born on April 10, 1927 to Lawrence John Sr. and Leah Jane Tullius. Raised in San Francisco, a graduate of the University of San Francisco. Pat became a nurse and went to work at San Francisco General Hospital which became her lifetime career. She was preceded in death by her brother Lawrence and his wife Helen; also by her sister Barbara and her husband Ronald. She is survived by her husband Stephen; cousin Mary Ellen; nephews Timothy, Thomas, Collin, Stanley, Sean, Daniel, David and Brandon; nieces Jean, Karen, Michele, Rita, Kathleen, Teresa, Helen, Penny and Hannah; brother-in-law Daniel and his wife Ronnie. Friends may visit Thursday, October 14, after 6:00pm at St. Robert Church, 1380 Crystal Springs Rd., San Bruno where the Vigil will be celebrated at 7:00pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, Oct. 15 at 11:00am at St. Basil Church, 1200 Tuolumne St, Vallejo. Committal Service to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Red Cross or the Univ. of San Francisco.



Patricia Lee Draine

Draine, Patricia Lee February 14, 1931 - October 5, 2010 Patricia Lee Draine, living in Pacific Palisades, joined the Lord on October 5, 2010, at her home with her family and loved ones around her. Pat was born February 14, 1931 in Winslow, Arizona to Hueston and Jonnie Dagg. Pat was married to Bob, the love of her life, for 58 years. Pat and Bob's adoring family includes their daughter Janet, married to Lad Odell, and their four wonderful children Molly, Toby, Beret and Cooper; son Cameron, married to Summer, and their two wonderful children Seth and Jaime; and Pat and Bob's son Steven, who joined the Lord at an early age. She is also survived by her brother William Dagg. Pat attended a boarding school in Glendale, Emaculate Heart High School, and went on to George Washington University, where she became a member of the Theta sorority. She moved to Dallas, Texas to become one of the first models for Neiman Marcus, and then to Los Angeles to become a flight attendant for Western Airlines. One of Pat's passions in life was encouraging and supporting children, from grades 7 through college, providing scholarships with the assistance of her Draine Family Charitable Foundation, as well as becoming a certified CASA advocate to protect abused and neglected children. Pat enjoyed membership with Bob at the Bel Air Bay Club, Johnathan Club, California Club and Los Angeles Country Club. Friends and family are invited to join the family for a celebration of Pat's life on October 24, 2010 at the Bel Air Bay Club, Upper Club, located at 16801 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, telephone 310-230-4700, from 2:00 - 4:00pm. In lieu of flowers, we would like to honor Dr. James Davis and the Geriatrics Department of UCLA. Please send your donation to the following address: UCLA, Division of Geriatrics, 10945 Le Conte Avenue, Suite 3132, Los Angeles, CA 90095, Attn: Becky Mancuso-Winding



Paul Conroy

Paul Edgar Conroy 10/08/1912 - 10/10/2005 Many memories. Michele and Alan, Mike and Willaine. 



Paul David Root

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Paul M. DeRenzy

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Peter Boudoures

Peter C. Boudoures, MD, FACS Peter passed away peacefully in his home in Philo, Ca. on Oct. 2, 2010. Peter was born in San Francisco on June 13, 1924 to Constantinos and Frances Boudoures. He attended Marina Junior High where he met his wife Patricia and several lifelong friends. He graduated from Galileo High and joined the navy, serving, in the Aleutian Islands. After the war, he graduated from the University of San Francisco, married Patricia and then earned his medical degree from the University of St. Louis Medical School. He received his surgical training at the University of California, San Francisco and became a member of the Howard C. Naffziger Surgical Society after which he began practicing medicine in San Francisco and later in Stockton, Ca. He retired to Philo, Ca. in 1988. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Patricia, his children: Bea Ann Garrigues of Philo, Christine Boudoures of Grass Valley, Jim and Linda Boudoures of Philo, Irene Bergmen of Clearlake Oaks, and Mark Boudoures of Philo. Peter has 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews all of whom will greatly miss their beloved Papou. The family asks that any donations be made to the Anderson Valley Health Center.



Peter C. Boudoures M.D.

Peter passed away peacefully in his home in Philo, Ca. on October 2, 2010. Peter was born in San Francisco on June 13, 1924 to Constantinos and Frances Boudoures. He attended Marina Junior High where he met his wife Patricia and several lifelong friends. He graduated from Galileo High and joined the Navy, serving, in the Aleutian Islands. After the war, he graduated from the University of San Francisco, married Patricia and then earned his medical degree from the University of St. Louis Medical School. He received his surgical training at the University of California, San Francisco and became a member of the Howard C. Naffziger Surgical Society after which he began practicing medicine in San Francisco and later in Stockton, Ca. He retired to Philo, Ca. in 1988. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Patricia; his children: Bea Ann Garrigues of Philo, Christine Boudoures of Grass Valley, Jim and Linda Boudoures of Philo, Irene Bergmen of Clearlake Oaks, and Mark Boudoures of Philo. Peter has 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews all of whom will greatly miss their beloved Papou. The family asks that any donations be made to the Anderson Valley Health Center.



Peter Lenz

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Peter O. HACHE

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Peter S. Horner

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Phyllis Lorraine Ottesen

Phyllis Lorraine Ottesen September 8, 1923- September 28, 2010 Twain Harte resident Phyllis Lorraine Ottesen died peacefully at her home, surrounded by loved ones, on Tuesday September 28th of pancreatic cancer. Born in Sacramento, she lived most of her youth in Berkeley and graduated from Berkeley High in 1941. During World War II she worked as a secretary at the Richmond Shipyard. Later she married Max Farris Murphy and raised three children in Clipper Mills, California where she was active in the PTA and her local election board. Years after her first husband passed away, she got reacquainted with Robert Ottesen, an old childhood friend. He had also lost his wife of many years and they were of great comfort to each other. A friendship eventually turned to love and they were married in 1991. She relocated to Twain Harte, California where she was very active in her church and community, developing a large circle of friends. She loved knitting, crossword puzzles, and activities with her family, especially her grand and great grandchildren. She is survived by her loving children Kathleen Lorraine Vachon (Terry) of Reno, Barbara Gaydos (Robert) of Reno, her son David Murphy of Belgrade, Montana and her devoted husband Robert G. Ottesen of Twain Harte. In addition she is survived by her grandchildren Stephen Vachon (Jessica) of Gilbert, Arizona, Jeff Vachon, Ericka Chisholm, Tasha Rossi (Justin), and Giovani Gerrard, all of Reno and Kenneth Rego (Andria) of Sacramento and five great grandchildren. She is also survived by Robert's children Gary Ottesen of Orinda, Kathy Ottesen-Davis (Howard) of Oakland and John Ottesen (Linda) and their two daughters Ally and Christy of San Ramon. She was preceded in death by her brother William Strachan, sister Myra Zirion and husband Charlie of Clipper Mills, California, her first husband Max Murphy, and her grandson Nick Gerrard. Phyllis brought much joy and love to her friends and family and will be missed by us all. A memorial service is planned to celebrate her life on Monday October 18th at 2pm at Chapel in the Pines, 18580 Cherokee Dr., Twain Harte, CA 95383. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to benefit her church to Chapel in the Pines, 18580 Cherokee Dr., Twain Harte, CA 95383, in memory of Phyllis Ottesen. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements. Send Condolences to



Phyllis Mary Schmitt

Born January 20, 1940. Died September 25, 2010. Phyllis Mary Schmitt, respected teacher and committed naturalist, died Saturday, September 25, 2010, in Santa Rosa, CA, of cancer. Her death followed an "active fulfilling week through Friday evening during which she attended a Madrone Audubon meeting, took a field trip to Healdsburg to see the swifts, and attended to other volunteer commitments," said Jeanne Wirka, staff biologist at the Bouverie Preserve. After 30 years of teaching mostly third and fourth grades at Harmony Union School in Occidental, a chief joy in retirement was leading groups of children along paths and in tidal pools, teaching them about the nature she loved. Schmitt was President of the Bouverie Preserve Docent Council, a docent herself, and a trainer of docents. At Bodega Marine Laboratory, Schmitt led almost 170 tours, and taught over 3,000 school children about marine life between March of 2003 to the present, according to Kitty Brown, Lab Manager. For the Madrone Audubon Society, she coordinated the Audubon Adventures program and the Lincoln School Heron Day, helped with heron and egret research in Penngrove, and organized the Mayacamas Audubon Sanctuary Spring Hike Series. An active member and past president of the Sonoma County Historical Society, she helped her students interview Occidental area residents and compile an invaluable oral history of the community. After retiring she still volunteered giving classroom talks and accompanying classes on interesting walks. All her adult life as a teacher, Schmitt continued learning. From a geology course at Santa Rosa Junior College, she expanded her studies in the natural sciences through workshops and summer travel, enthusiastically sharing what she learned with her students. One year when accepted to work in an oceanographic project, she found she had to be able to swim. Undaunted, Schmitt headed for nearby SRJC to take swimming lessons. Another summer she helped excavate the home of the poet Horace, outside Rome. An avid traveler, she often took part in nature and historical projects all over the world. Schmitt was listed in Who's Who Among America's Teachers in 1994, and gained the Alice Brown National History Week Award of the Sonoma County Historical Society in 1991, the Bentley-Smith award of the Madrone Audubon Society in 2002 for a lifetime committed to protection and enhancement of the environment, in 2006 the Sonoma County Conservation Council's Ernestine Smith Lifetime Environmental Commitment Award for volunteer work with Bouverie Preserve, Bodega Marine Lab, LandPaths, and Madrone Audubon, and a City of Santa Rosa Merit Award in 2010. Born in Muenster TX, on January 20, 1940, she came early to study nature and enjoy school activities. She completed a Bachelor's degree and teacher training at, , Austin and a short time later found a permanent "home" at Harmony Union School in Occidental. Daughter of Edward Schmitt and Margaret Hess Schmitt, Phyllis is survived by her mother and siblings: Edward and spouse, Kay, Vancouver BC; Barbara, Seattle WA; Daniel and spouse, Donna, Prosser WA; and Mark and spouse, Diane of Yakima, WA; nieces and nephews Karl Schmitt, Corey Schmitt, Ursula Schmitt Carus, Amber Schmitt Gibbons and Katrina Schmitt Higgason, and great nieces Ashley, Taylor, Addi and Hayley, and great nephew Austin. Celebrations of Phyllis' life will take place at St. Leo's Catholic Church, Sonoma, CA, October 30th at 12:00 noon and Holy Family Catholic Church in Yakima, WA, November 6th at 2:00 p.m. A private celebration will be held at the Bouverie Preserve of Audubon Canyon Ranch in Glen Ellen. Donations in her honor are welcomed at The David Bouverie Scholarship Endowment Fund (Audubon Canyon Ranch, 4900 Shoreline Highway One, Stinson Beach, CA 94970). Please make checks payable to Audubon Canyon Ranch. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 707-525-3730



Pia, Aldo Romero

Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

Remembering Aldo Romero Pia ESCONDIDO -- Aldo Romeo Dante Pia, 86, of Escondido, Calif., passed away peacefully after a short illness, on Saturday, September .....



Piedad Olmos Bono

Piedad, or "Pia" as some of her friends called her, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 of complications following a hip fracture., She was born in Murcia, Spain on May 23, 1923. She was the youngest of 10 children. She traveled to Mexico and lived in Mexico City for many years. In Mexico, she was a professional Jai Alai player. In 1983, she moved to Thousand Oaks to be near her daughter, son-in law and grandchildren, whom she adored., She was 60 years old when she arrived in the USA, and knowing her feisty disposition, she immediately went into action. She wanted to be a productive citizen; went to adult school to learn the English language; got a job at what was then known as "Bob's Big Boy" Restaurant; and acquired many friends and interests. As she became older, she joined the Goebel Center and the Day Care Center at Senior Concerns. She liked to participate in their dances and did volunteer work., She became an American citizen late in her life, which allowed her to achieve one of her dreams; to vote, which she did three times. She was proud of her heritage as a Spaniard, and was equally very proud of the United States. She was always grateful be able to live in the "Land of Opportunity," as she called it., Piedad was my mother and I will always miss and love her., She is survived by her daughter, Mary Burau; son in-law, Tom Burau; grandson, Mike Burau; granddaughter, Melissa Carrion and her husband Guy Carrion., Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8 at Saint Julies Billiard Church in Newbury Park. Reception will follow at daughter's home in Thousand Oaks.



Pierson, Clara

Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

Clara Monta¤o Pierson Passed away peacefully on September 27, 2010. Born October 13, 1913, to Salvador Monta¤o and his wife Rayo de Luz Arellanes ..... 



Powers, Richard "Dick"

Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

Richard "Dick" Powers, 76 SAN MARCOS -- Richard "Dick" Powers passed away peacefully at home on Monday, September 6, 2010. Dick was born in ..... 



Professor Ralph Cortez Guzman (In Memoriam)

Guzman, Professor Ralph Cortez October 24, 1929 - October 10, 1985 In Blessed Memory, 25 years. from Chris, Ron, Emily and Julia. For those whose lives he touched, please recall The Ralph Guzman Memorial Scholarship, UC Santa Cruz.



Purita Renido Diaz

Purita Renido Diaz, 84, of Fairfield, died on Monday, Oct. 4. She was born on Aug. 7, 1926., Services will be held in Poway, Calif., Arrangements by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., 425-1041,




JONES, RICHARD L. "DICK" Richard L. Jones "Dick", 64, died on September 30, 2010, in Omaha, Nebraska. Preceded in death by parents, Oren and Mary Jones, and sister, Barbara Jones. Survived by wife Claudia Peterson; son, Mike Jones of Ozark, MO; and granddaughter, Noel Jones. Former employee of Motorola (Phoenix), General Dynamics Convair, Cubic Corp. and NOSC (SPAWAR). Memorials to Aksarben Amateur Radio Club or Nebraska Polio Survivors Association. Crosby Burket Swanson Golden Colonial Chapel 11902 W. Center Road Omaha, NE (402) 333-7200




CULBERTSON, ROBERT GRAHAM Sept. 11, 1922 to Oct. 5, 2010 Robert "Bob" Culbertson passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, after an eighteen-year battle with Parkinson's disease. He and his family resided for many years in Point Loma, Mission Hills, Del Mar, and Spokane, Washington. Bob served with the, Air Corps during, . He was an Armament Officer with the 46th Fighter Squadron while the squadron operated from the island of Iwo Jima. He joined the insurance firm Barney & Barney, LLC in 1952 and served as a partner with the firm from 1957 to 1984. "He was a very happy, humorous man who people loved to be with and was known for his pranks and cartoons" (JS). Bob was active in such organizations as the Executives Association of San Diego, the Rest and Aspiration Society, Tax Payers Association, Port District Budget Committee, and various other organizations. Bob was a seventh-generation Californian and a direct descendant of Don Manuel de Boronda, who came to California in 1769 with Father Serra. He was also a descendant of Capt. John Moore of the British Navy, who held Francis Scott Key prisoner on his ship, the HMS Surprise, when Key wrote the "Star Spangled Banner". Bob is survived by his daughter, Brooke Dalton, son-in-law, Dave Dalton, and grandchildren, Joshua, Kimberly, and Matthew Dalton, who reside in Centennial, Colorado. Two grandchildren, Caela Culbertson and Cutter Culbertson, who reside in Seattle, Washington, also survive him. Bob was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Jacquelyn "Jackie" James Culbertson. His two sons, Scott Culbertson and Barry Culbertson, also preceded him in death. A celebration of Bob's life will be held at Sunrise at Orchard, in Littleton, Colorado, where he received the most amazing care, touched many lives (and shared many jokes), and developed wonderful friendships; date to be determined.




FRANCIS, RONALD COLIN June 29, 1928 to October 4, 2010 Captain Ron Francis, son of Luis and Marie Francis passed away October 4th. As a young man he and his father owned and operated a commercial fish boat, the Ronnie F, out of San Pedro. During his last 38 years he was Captain of a private yacht out of Oceanside Harbor. Throughout his life he enjoyed fishing and hunting from Alaska to Baja and as far away as New Zealand. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 62 years, Myrtal Francis; his daughters, Sue Hand-Cutler of Long Beach; Carol Shedarowich of Irvine and Lynda Larimore of Irvine. He had eight grandchildren and twelve great-grand-children with one on the way. He will be greatly missed and in our hearts forever will be our Captain.



Ralph Butler

Ralph Emerson Butler Resident of Granite Bay Passed away gently in his sleep at his home in Eskaton Lodge, Granite Bay, CA on September 22, 2010 at the age of 92. He was born in Portland, Oregon on July 6, 1918 and lived a long, productive, and giving life. Ralph was a resident of San Jose, CA for 52 years and lived the last two plus years in Granite Bay, CA in order to be closer to part of his family. Ralph was married almost 50 years to the love of his life, Fay King Hall Butler (who died in 1992). They had two daughters, Lynne and Janet. He joined the CCC after high school and was a U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer during World War II and the Korean Conflict. After graduating from the University of Washington, he was an electronics engineer at IBM for 36 years starting in 1948 when IBM stood for "I've been moved". Among other places, they lived in Portland, OR; San Francisco, CA; Kirkland, WA; Endicott, NY; Butte, Montana; Bremerton, WA; Washington D.C.; Arlington, VA; Fishkill, NY; and Billerica, MA before settling in San Jose, CA. In San Jose, Ralph and Fay were deeply spiritual and devoted members of Saint Edward the Confessor Episcopal Church. Additionally, Ralph's passions were amateur radio (for approximately 76 years; callsign K6ZAN); taking in the awe and serenity of nature while camping, fishing, sailing, biking, and walking the beach; plus playing the guitar, reading, and traveling a road not previously taken. He never met a cookie he didn't like and savored a good glass of wine with friends and family. He was a humble, sensitive, inspirational, compassionate man; a great listener who touched many people's lives. He loved a good joke, had a great sense of humor, and was a wonderful storyteller. Ralph enjoyed a reunion last June with his daughter's families: 4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and extended family and friends. He is survived by Lynne (Butler) and Ken Koch of Applegate, CA; Jan (Butler) and Jim Smith of Shoreview, MN; Darcy (Smith), Antonio Rodriguez and their 4 children (Owen, Emmett, Lilia and Sofia) of Stillwater, MN; Colby (Smith), Blair Schoene and their child (Saylor) of Hopewell, NJ; Ryan and Amanda Koch of Santa Cruz, CA; and Stacey Koch of Applegate, CA. The 8:30am service on Sunday, October 17, 2010 will be dedicated to Ralph at St. Edward the Confessor Episcopal Church, 15040 Union Ave., San Jose, CA. To honor our father and friend, donations in his name can be sent to your local PBS station or the California State Parks. He will be greatly missed, but forever in our hearts.



Ralph Hankinson

RALPH ERNEST HANKINSON Ralph Ernest Hankinson, passed away on October 5, 2010 at Desert Hills Memory Care in Hemet, CA., under the care of Hospice of the Valleys. He was born December 7, 1934 in south Gate California. He had a successful career as a New York Life Insurance Agent for 30 years. Ralph is survived by his wife Mary M. Hankinson of 56 years, daughter Laurie (Terry) Hatter of Corona; twin sons Larry (Kim) Hankinson of Temecula, and Gary (Darlene) Hankinson of Whittier; brother Ken Hankinson of Hayden Lade, ID. He had five grandchildren, Jeffrey, Lisa, Scott and Courtney. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Tommy. He is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Samantha and Sloane. He will be truly missed by all who had the honor to have known him and loved him. Services will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at Miller-Jones Mortuary in Hemet, at 1pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to: Hospice of the Valley, 25240 Hancock Ave. Suite 120, Murrieta, CA 92562 or Alzheimer\'s Association, 9213 Archibald Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730.



Ramona Orona Nieto

Ramona Orona Nieto, 79, or Thermal, Calif. passed away October 2, 2010 in Thermal. She was born April 30, 1931 to Pablo and Secundina Saenz in Sugar City, Colo. Ramona married Richard W. Nieto on April 30, 1955 in Coachella, Calif. She was an Instructional Aide for the CVUSD for 25 years. Ramona is survived by her husband, Richard W. Nieto of Thermal; daughter, Rosemary Garcia of Indio, Calif.; sons, Richard P. Nieto of Thermal, Rudy Nieto of Thermal, and Robert Nieto of Indio Hills, Calif.; sister, Rosalia Rodriguez of Yucaipa, Calif.; and brother, Francisco Saenz of Montclair, Calif. In addition, she is also survived by ten grand-children and four great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 12-1:00 PM on October 7, 2010 at Our Lady of Soledad Church in Coachella. Services will follow at 1:00 PM with burial taking place after the mass at the Coachella Valley Cemetery.



Richard (Dick) Thorson

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Richard A. Jones

RICHARD A. JONES JUL 8, 1933 - SEPT 16, 2010 Richard was born in Cleveland, OH. In 1952, he joined the Air Force which brought him to Castle Air Force Base in CA. He has since been a long time resident of Modesto. Richard is survived by his former wife, Beverly Jones; his children, Chris, Ramona, Stephanie and Jeffrey; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 16 at 2:00pm at the Ceres SDA Church.



Richard Brown

Dec. 20, 1938 - Oct. 3, 2010 Santa Paula native Richard "Rich" Brown died at his home in Bend, Ore., on Oct. 3, 2010 surrounded by family. He was 71., Rich was born in Santa Paula on Dec. 20,1938 to Ken and Helen Brown. He graduated from Santa Paula Union High School in 1957. He played baseball, football and was a member of FFA. While playing baseball in college, Rich was scouted by the St. Louis Cardinals. He coached numerous little league, Babe Ruth and semi-pro baseball teams in California and Bend., Rich met his wife of 50 years, Joleyne, in 1958. They were married on Sept. 2, 1960 in Santa Paula. They moved to Bend, Ore., in 1972. Rich worked in construction, owned his own garage door business, lived in Alaska from 1981-1986, and eventually retired from Bend Metro Parks & Recreation in 2002., He was an avid hunter, fisherman, snowmobile racer, bowler, and loved working on the ranch they've owned for 34 years., Rich is survived by his wife, Joleyne (Childs) Brown of Bend; his three children, Stacy Hauser of Bend, Leslie Nichols of Redmond, Ken Brown of Bend; five grandchildren, Megan, Tyler, Jade, Aiden and Avery; his mother, Helen Lydick of Blue Jay, Calif.; and his sister, Suzi Brown of Blue Jay, Calif., In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in his name to Partners in Care of Bend, Ore.



Richard Dean Colin

Richard Dean Colin went to be with his Lord at age 72 on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010 at his home in Camarillo., Dean was born May 25, 1938 in Steubenville, Ohio, to Ray and Mary Colin. Dean was educated as a civil engineer at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. He enjoyed a long and satisfying career and was a respected and valued businessman in Los Angeles for many years. He loved music, especially jazz, and was a talented trumpet player. He considered a career in music in his younger years but decided it was not the life for him. Dean was a proud Navy veteran and served on the USS Arneb (AKA-56). He served all over the world, including Antarctica, where he was stationed for a time to support Operation Deep Freeze., Dean had a special bond with horses and rode, trained and raised paint horses at one time in his life. He enjoyed western riding, including cutting and roping and the challenge of dressage. He also served as a Mounted Sheriffs deputy in the Santa Clarita area for a time. Dean always loved the ocean and in his later years, with his wife Karen, learned to sail on their sailboat Windancer. Many happy weekends were spent out at sea, where Dean seemed to be at his most content. He was surrounded by his loved ones at his time of passing, his wife Karen and her sister Marsha and his daughter Kelly were by his side., He is survived by his wife, Karen; his children, Kevin Colin and wife Lansie of North Carolina, Kelly Anderson of North Carolina, Sean Colin and wife Melissa of Utah; stepson, Ronald Graves of Olympia, Wash.; and his brother, David Colin, and sister-in-law, Dana of Agua Dulce, Calif. Survivors also include his stepdaughter, Erin Smith; son-in-law, William Smith; and grandchildren, Justine, Jackson and Veronica of Northridge, Calif. Also included are his sister-in-law, Marsha Koeller; brother-in-law, Jeffrey Koeller; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Claire and Fred Koeller of Manhattan Beach, Calif. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Mary Colin; and by his youngest brother, Robert Dana Colin, who was killed in The World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001., His strong, soft-spoken presence, quiet dignity, fearless sense of adventure, tender and loyal heart and deep love for his family and friends will be greatly missed. Assisting the family with funeral arrangements is Perez Family Funeral Home, 983-3457. Please sign our guestbook at



Richard Martinez

RICHARD CABALLERO MARTINEZ December 2, 1937 ~ September 30, 2010 Born in San Bernardino, raised in his beloved community of "Cucamonga" most recently of Corona. Devoted employee at Ontario Int\'l. Airport. Loving husband to Maria Elena, father of Sonia and Xochil Martinez, five grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and many nieces & nephews. Celebration Of Life MON 10/11 beginning at 10AM at the Latin American Pentecostal Church, Corona. Burial follows at Corona Cemetery. Arrangements Under the care of FD#1844 View complete obit at:



Rita Anne (Lawyer) Kraft

Rita Anne (Lawyer) Kraft, (67) of Austin, Texas, died Oct. 2, 2010, after a fierce fight with cancer. She was born March 19, 1943 in Dayton, Ohio, to John Russell and Frances Elizabeth (Reese) Lawyer., Rita was predeceased by her parents; her brother, James Russell Lawyer, his daughter, Valentine, and his son, James Michael; her brother-in-law, James William Hooper, his sons, Terrence Michael, Stephen Eric, and Keith Alan; many aunts and uncles and cousins., Rita grew up in Zanesville, Ohio, where she attended St. Nicholas grade school then graduated from Bishop Rosecrans High School in 1961. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor degree (medical technology) in 1965. She met her future husband, Leland Milo Kraft, Jr., there and they were married on Sept. 2, 1967. Their first daughter, Lisa Anne, was born in 1968 in Columbus, Ohio, followed by their second daughter, Michelle Leigh, in 1969 in Opelika, Ala. Rita worked for several years in the medical field and in food research, finally getting her real estate broker's license in California in 1989., She was an active REALTOR and involved in community affairs for years in Camarillo. Rita and Lee moved to Austin, Texas, in 2007 near their daughter Michelle and family. She retired, but kept busy volunteering for Mobile Loaves and Fishes, church blood drive, and Habitat for Humanity, and was a member of St. Thomas More Parish., Rita loved being with her family and spoiling her five grandchildren, walking, cooking, doing crossword puzzles, reading, playing bunco, and being with her friends., Surviving are her husband of 43 years, Lee; daughter, Lisa Bermudez (husband Chris) of Oxnard; and daughter, Michelle Murray (husband Peter) of Austin, Texas; and five grandchildren, Christian, Cali, and Curren Bermudez of Oxnard, and Connor and Tanner Murray of Austin, Texas; and sister, Jean Hooper of Zanesville, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews and their children, two uncles and one aunt., Memorial services to celebrate Rita's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 12 at St Thomas More Parish, 10205 RR 620 N, Austin, Texas. Interment will be at St Thomas More Columbarium. Reception to follow. Memorials may be made to either the Cancer Society or Humane Society. Arrangements by Cook-Walden/Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home, 9700 Anderson Mill Rd., Austin, TX 78750; 512-335-1155.



Robert "Bob" Darneal

Robert "Bob" Darneal 1936 - 2010 Robert "Bob" Darneal of Oceano, CA, was born in Orange County, and passed away Friday, September 3, 2010. His family lived a short time in Arizona and Bakersfield and eventually settled in the Cuyama Valley where Bob graduated from Maricopa High School. After serving our Country in the, , he returned to Bakersfield where he met the love of his life, Patsy Henley. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last February with over 100 family and friends in attendance. Bob was a plumber and pipefitter for many years and was required to travel. His family was glad when he bought Greenacres Liquors and was able to stay in town. He became active in the children's sports, sponsored and coached baseball teams, and made home-cooked meals. He loved to cook and was famous for the tri-tips, ribs, and tacos he frequently served to countless friends and hungry athletes. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also belonged to the Masonic Lodge in Bakersfield and became a Shriner, Kopper, and Jester. After selling the liquor store, he went to work for Pneumatic Control Inc. and sold valves and instrumentation. After his daughter, Darcey, married and moved away, and his son, Rob joined the, , Bob and Patsy moved to Oceano in 1995 where he joined the Elk's Club. Bob is survived by his loving wife, Patsy; son, Rob Darneal of Bakersfield; daughter, Darcey (Eric) Earhart, and granddaughter, Cassidy Linn of Redondo Beach; sisters, Jerri (Brown) Higginbotham and Sandy (Norman) Estes, all of Bakersfield; brother, Doug (Tomoko) Darneal of Japan; sisters- in-law, Sue Hodge and Lou Surginer of Oceano and Jerrie (Ken) Dahlen of Atascadero; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the Oceano, , 410 Park Dr., in Oceano. The Darneals express their thanks to all friends and family for the wonderful food, cards, calls, and sincere expressions of sympathy received. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children in Los Angeles, care of Al Malaikah Temple, 665 West Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007.



Robert Darneal

Robert "Bob" Darneal of Oceano, was born in Orange County, and passed away Friday, Sept. 3, 2010. His family lived a short time in Arizona and Bakersfield, Calif., and eventually settled in the Cuyama Valley, where Bob graduated from Maricopa High School.  After having served our country in the, , he returned to Bakersfield, where he met the love of his life, Patsy Henley. They had just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last February with over 100 family members and friends in attendance. Bob was a plumber and pipefitter for many years and was required to travel. His family was glad when he bought Greenacres Liquors and was able to stay in town. He became active in the children''s sports, sponsored and coached  baseball teams, and made home-cooked meals. He loved to cook and was famous for the tri-tips, ribs and tacos he frequently served to countless friends and hungry athletes. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also belonged to the Masconic Lodge in Bakersfield and became a Shriner, Kopper and Jester.  After selling the liquor store, he went to work for Pneumatic Control Inc. and sold valves and instrumentation. After his daughter, Darcey, married and moved away and his son, Rob, joined the, , he and Patsy moved to Oceano in 1995, where he joined the, . Bob is survived by his loving wife, Patsy; son, Rob Darneal of Bakersfield; daughter, Darcey (Eric) Earhart of Redondo Beach, Calif.; granddaughter, Cassidy Linn of Redondo Beach; sisters Jerri (Brown) Higginbotham and Sandy (Norman) Estes, all of Bakersfield; brother, Doug (Tomoko) Darneal of Japan; sisters-in-law Sue Hodge and Lou Surginer of Oceano and Jerrie (Ken) Dahlen of Atascadero; and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, at the Oceano Elks Club, 410 Air Park Dr. in Oceano. The family invites friends and family to bring their memories and stories to share.  The Darneals express their thanks to all friends and family for the wonderful food, cards, calls and sincere expressions of sympathy received. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriner''s Hospital for Children in Los Angeles, c/o Al Malaikah Temple, 665 West Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007.



Robert Earl Billings

Billings, Robert Earl March 31, 1933 - October 9, 2010 Born in Greeley, CO; a graduate of Manual Arts High School and as an LA Times scholar, Pepperdine College; retired Ernst & Young partner; beloved by his wife, Jan, 4 sons and 5 grandchildren.



Robert Heatley

ROBERT EDWARD HEATLEY 10/6/1927 - 10/6/2010 Bob died peacefully at home surrounded by family after a short battle with cancer. He was a resident of Riverside for 30 years. Bob was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; he served in the U. S. Army Air Corps and was an engineer in the metal mill machinery business for 33 years prior to retirement. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Birdy, daughter Rosalyn Lunde (Harold), son William (Lynn), four grandchildren, Douglas, Megan, Valerie and Marisa, and two sisters, Jean Katitus and Sally Stacho. Bob enjoyed golfing, fishing and visiting with his many friends. Interment is private at Riverside National Cemetery. Donations may be made to VNA & Hospice of Southern California, 150 W. First Street, Ste. 270, Claremont, CA 91711, or the charity of your choice.



Robert S. Lamb

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Roddy Pascual Lee

Mr. Lee passed away on Oct. 3, in Vacaville., He was born in Bulacan, Philippines, on Sept. 19, 1922., A Catholic Prayer Service for Roddy Pascual Lee, 88, of Vacaville, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 524 Elmira Road, Vacaville., Prior to the service, a viewing will begin at 11:30 a.m., also at Vaca Hills Chapel., Arrangements by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233, www.vacahillschapel .com.,



Rosanne J. "Rosie" (Oliveira) O'Rourke

O'ROURKE, Rosanne J. "Rosie" (Oliveira) Entered into rest at home in Santa Rosa, CA, October 6, 2010. Loving twenty year wife of Daniel T. O'Rourke of Santa Rosa, CA. Dearly beloved and proud mother of Patrick (Tui) Bundock of Chantaburi, Thailand. Adored grandmother of Guiness, Connor and Jupjang. Cherished sister of Janet (Dale) Welter, Janice Oliveira, Frank Oliveira, Linda (Paul) Prazak, Judy Oliveira, Ann Oliveira and David Oliveira. Also survived by her mother-in-law; Donna O'Rourke of Santa Rosa, CA and sister-in-law's, Kate (Greg) Hamblin, Marurren (Eric) O'Rourke, Aileen (Steve) Kinerk, as well as brother-in-law's: Patrick O'Rourke and Mike (angie) O'Rourke and numerous nieces, nephews and countless loving friends. A native of Ceres, CA, age 58 years. Rosie is preceded in death by her parents; Frank J. and Mary M. (Logsdon) Oliveira and her sister, Connie Kennedy. Rosie was reared in Petaluma and is a graduate of the Petaluma High School Class of 1970. Rosanne was general manager of Wyren Restaurant, Inc; operators of Round Table Pizza for thirty-five years. She was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church. She enjoyed the outdoors; hiking, camping, scuba diving, flying and motorcycle trips. Most of all, she received great joy in helping others to succeed as well as spend her time with family and friends. Family and friends are invited to meet and attend a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at the Cathedral of St. Eugene's (Corner of Farmer's Lane and Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa, CA, 9540_) Interment will follow at Santa Rosa Memorial Park. LAFFERTY & SMITH COLONIAL CHAPEL (4321 Sonoma Highway, Santa Rosa, CA, 94509) will provide visitation hours on Friday, October 15, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., where at 7:00 p.m. evening Vigil Rites will be celebrated in the main chapel. As an expression of sympathy, the family prefers memorial contributions in Rosie's memory be made to St. Rose Catholic Church (398-10th Street, Santa Rosa, CA, 95401). Arrangements entrusted to: LAFFERTY & SMITH COLONIAL CHAPEL, Directors (707)539.2921



Rose Harris

Rose H. Harris On 10/06/2010. Native of San Francisco, age 91. Preceded in death by Roy H. Harris 1980. Survived by loving daughter, Ellen Bocci of San Mateo and predeceased by Joseph Bocci Jr. Also survived by grandson Joseph L. Bocci III (Laurie Fischer), granddaughter Lisa E. Riley (Todd). Cherished great-grandmother of Kyra Rose and J.T. Riley. Service and burial were held at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Friday 10/8/10. Contributions to, , 1030 La Avenida, Mountain View, CA 94043. Her family wishes to thank Kaiser Palative Care, Vitas Hospice and Hacienda Board and Care of San Mateo. COLMA CREMATION & FUNERAL SERVICES 650/757-1300



Rosemary Jeanguenat

Rosemary Jeanguenat Resident of Los Gatos 9/8/1915 - 10/1/2010 Funeral Mass at St. Martin's 10/15 at 10am Arrangements by DARLING-FISCHER. 



Rosenberg, Donald David

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Donald David Rosenberg Resident of Oakland Donald David Rosenberg, a 25 year resident of Oakland CA, passed away on October 7, 2010. He is .....



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Rowan Boylan M.D.

Rowan Charles Boylan, MD Resident of Reno May 13, 1929-Sept. 28, 2010 If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl. A Celebration of Life will be held on October 12, 2010, 3:00 pm at Saratoga Federated Church, 14370 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga, California 95070. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made In Rowan Boylan's name to the Loma Public Education Fund, 23800 Summit Road, Los Gatos, CA 95033.



Roy Cleveland Conley

Passed away peacefully on Oct. 1, 2010 at his home in Burnt Ranch, CA with family by his side. He was born Oct. 4, 1927 to Cleveland & Belle Conley in Oakdale, Louisiana. He is survived by his loving wife Edna Mae Brooks Conley and his children T.C Sykes (Eva), Martha Reeves (Chuck), Walter Conley, Dianne Conley, Marissa Minton (Sam), Michael Conley (Mary), Veralei Alves (Michael), David Conley (Vicki), & Stacey Moore. Twenty-Eight Grandchildren and many, many Great-Grandchildren. He also leaves behind his two dogs Henry Pease and Casey who miss him terribly, and many other family members and special friends Odlie Stockman & Nucki Stalsby. Roy was preceded in death by his parents & siblings. Roy served in the



Ruben Lopez

RUBEN I. LOPEZ Age 76, resident of Lake Elsinore for 54 years, passed away 10/05/2010 at Inland Valley, Wildomar. Ruben was born in Aguasarca Jalisco, Mexico. He worked as a Farmer in Lake Elsinore for 30 years, Ed Stuart Ranch and 20 years at Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District. Ruben is survived by his wife, Raquel Lopez; daughters, Ilda Lopez, Rosa (Felipe) Martinez, Estela (Adrian) Loza and Enedina (George) Cumbero; son, Hector (Juana) Lopez; brother Javier Lopez; 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Sergio Lopez. Visitation Monday, 10/11 from 4-8pm with Rosary at 7pm at Evans-Brown Mortuary, 126 E. Graham, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530. Viewing Tuesday, 10/12, 8:45am-9:30am with Mass at 9:30am, both at St. Frances of Rome, Wildomar. Burial to follow Mass at Elsinore Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations be made to Fishes & Loves at St. Frances of Rome, Wildomar Services Handled by: EVANS BROWN MORTUARY Dignified • Caring • Professional Lake Elsinore ~ (951) 674-3141 On-Line Condolences



Ruth M. Orsi

Ruth M. Orsi of Rancho Mirage, Calif., beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother passed away peacefully on October 4, 2010 in Studio City, Calif., at the age of 92. Born Ruth Margaret Crean in 1918 in New York City, she was the wife of the late Gerard R. Orsi, for 56 years. The couple lived in Garden City, N.Y. and Westhampton Beach, N.Y. before relocating to Rancho Mirage in 1986. Ruth was passionate about politics, her family, her religion and her dog, Duffy. She was a compassionate conservative, a loyal Republican, and devoted member of St. Louis Church in Cathedral City which provided her with the center for her faith and her many charitable endeavors. Ruth took up golf at 39 and played successfully for 40 years, winning her Club Championship at the age of 65. Ruth is survived by her four children, Carol Gwozdz, of Weston, Mass., Robert Orsi, of Newport Beach, Calif., Dennis Orsi, of Monterey, Mass., and Janet Orsi Shuman, of Studio City, Calif. She was a loving grandmother to twelve grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She will be remembered and loved for her spirited love of life and the kindness she showed to all. A Cryptside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 11, 2010 at Forest Lawn, 69855 Ramon Rd., Cathedral City, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth's memory may be made to The Women's Guild at St. Louis Catholic Church, 68633 C St., Cathedral City, CA 92234 (760) 328-2398.



Ruth Malnik

Edna Ruth Ellis Malnik Ruth died peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, October 1, 2010. Ruth was born on December 5, 1921 in Stockton, California where she spent her formative years. She graduated from Stockton High School as the valedictorian of her class. She then attended the University of California, Berkeley where she graduated with a degree in English. Ruth had a long and rewarding career in education starting as an English teacher and ending her career as a high school counselor. Ruth spent the majority of her career in the Acalanes Union High School District and she retired from her position as high school counselor from Las Lomas High School in Walnut Creek. After her retirement, Ruth enjoyed a full life that included involvement with the Silver Wings Repertory in Pleasant Hill, the Senior Centers of Concord and Pleasant Hill, travel and constant involvement in her grandchildren's lives. Ruth is preceded in death by her parents, William Fred Ellis and Edna Craig Ellis, her brother, Everett Ellis, her sister, Clare Ellis Linn and her husband of 40 years, Conrad Joseph Malnik. Ruth is survived by her daughter, Clare Malnik Enseat, her son, Steve Malnik, her grandchildren, Armando and Celina Enseat and Mario Malnik, many loving nieces and nephews and her devoted companion in her later years, Don Orton. Ruth will be remembered by her extended family and friends for her kind heart, wonderful sense of humor, love of music, prose and anything theatrical as well as her great spirit for life. Those who were fortunate to know Ruth were touched by her warm affection, love and genuine regard for others. Arrangements are by the Neptune Society of Castro Valley. Celebration of her life will take place on October 16. The family suggests donations be made to, to the Ruth Ellis Malnik Memorial, P. O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.



Ryan Patrick Depp

16, died of unexpected natural causes on Sept. 22, 2010 in Hidden Valley Lake, CA. He is survived by his Mother, Glenda Pyzer (Russ); Father, Rich Depp (Julie); Brothers, Jeremy Depp (SueZann), Sean Depp; Sisters, Shawndre Depp (Jay), Kaitie Depp, Annabel Pyzer, Breanna Pyzer; Grandparents, Jan Beebout, Harry Depp, Ken and Diane Staudinger, Lenard and Rose Pyzer; 11 Aunts; 13 Uncles; 28 cousins; three nephews; Godparents, Leslie Adams and Larry Sark; and numerous other family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his Grandfather, Ed Beebout; Grandmother, Mary Depp. Ryan was born on March 17, 1994 in Santa Rosa, CA. He was always athletic, playing baseball and football, but his great passion was basketball. He was gifted on the court and an absolute joy to watch. Ryan, although only 16, was wise beyond his years. He had many friends in Santa Rosa and Lake County. His friends were from all walks of life, and he loved them all unconditionally. He did not judge others, instead, he managed to see directly into their hearts and find the good in everyone he met. He is known for reaching out to others, being kind to everyone he met, accepting people for who they were, lending a caring ear when needed, warm hugs, his "million dollar smile" which lit up the room, and his love, loyalty, and devotion to his family. An unbelievable legacy for a 16 year old to leave behind! Our hearts ache for this sudden, and painful loss. We all love Ryan with all of our hearts and miss him terribly. We are all blessed, and better people, for having Ryan in our lives to love, and to be loved by. A Memorial Service will be held at the Resurrection Parish Church located at 303 Stony Point Road (corner of Stony Point Rd and W. 3rd St), Santa Rosa, CA. 95401 on October 15th at 3:00 p.m. With open hearts, we invite all who would like to attend. In lieu of flowers, our family would greatly appreciate donations being sent to Camp For A Cure, which is a local baseball camp run by Ryan's Aunt and Uncle. All proceeds go to The , Lupus Foundation of America, and The, . Checks can be mailed "In honor of Ryan Depp" to: P.O. Box 2623 Rohnert Park, CA. 94927. Ryan's family entrusted arrangements to: JONES MORTUARY, LAKEPORT, CALIFORNIA. WWW.JONESMORTUARY.COM




Sara Hutchens McCormack 1938-2010 Died September 4, 2010 as a result of an automobile accident in North Carolina. She was born October 16, 1938 to Francis Case Hutchens and Kathleen Shuman Hutchens. Sara was a proud fourth generation Californian. Born and raised in Berkeley, she lived the past 40 years in Marin County. She was married to John William McCormack from 1963 until his death in 1987. Her two children, John Hutchens McCormack and Katherine McCormack Holshouser and one granddaughter, Amber Holshouser, survive her. Her sister Susan Hutchens Wisdom lives in Portland Oregon. Sara graduated from The Anna Head School, now known as Head-Royce School, and received a BA degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1960, where she was a Gamma Phi Beta. In her youth, Sara was a ferocious tennis player. Her competitive nature extended to golf and bridge. She enjoyed keeping up with family and her many friends she accumulated over her lifetime. She lived for her children and never missed a game, meet, tournament, or horse show in 15 years. She was an active volunteer for her children's schools, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Little League, etc. Sara, AHS class of '56, was an energetic and dedicated supporter of Head Royce School. She was instrumental in creating a class-funded scholarship. Gifts in memory of Sara can be sent to: Head Royce School, c/o Betsy Ringrose, Director of Alumni Relations, 4315 Lincoln Ave, Oakland, CA 94602, 510. 531-1300 ext 2191. A memorial service for Sara McCormack will be held October 17, 2010 at the Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross, CA at 2:00 p.m.




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Lillian Sassenberg Oct. 23, 1954 - Oct. 6, 2010 Resident of Fremont Lillian passed away suddenly from an auto accident. She is survived by .....




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Dorothy L. Souza Mar. 22, 1926 - Sept. 23, 2010 Resident of Union City & Fremont Dorothy passed away surrounded by her loving family ..... 




CLAY, SPENCER DAVID Spencer David Clay, 29, died suddenly on September 30, 2010 of natural causes at his home. Spencer was born February 19, 1981 in San Diego to Dan and Carrie Clay. He graduated from San Dieguito High school. He studied Construction Management and graduated from Chico State where he met his fiancée Sarah Bolter. After an adventurous trip to Europe Spencer settled in Pacific Beach. He worked for Rudolph and Sletten following his passion for construction He was a Senior Project Engineer making beautiful buildings throughout San Diego. He enjoyed life, traveling, having bbq's on the beach, motorcycle riding in Baja and Glamis and most of all the many amazing sunsets he experienced. He loved cooking and giving flowers. He told stories of family vacations to Fiji and Lake Tahoe where he created awesome memories with his parents and brother John. He enjoyed sharing experiences with the people in his life that he cared about. He will be missed greatly by his family, friends, and loved ones. Spencer Clay is survived by his parents Dan and Carrie Clay, his brother John Clay and his love and fiancée Sarah Bolter. A private celebration of life has been held.




Steven J Edelson Steve died suddenly while vacationing in Costa Rica on 9/9/2010. He was a man living his bliss, at his peak personally, spiritually and musically. Play on, dear Steve, Steven J Edelson Steve died suddenly while vacationing in Costa Rica on 9/9/2010. He was a man living his bliss, at his peak personally, spiritually and musically. Play on, dear Steve




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Sally Lelayne Skinner

Sally Lelayne Skinner, 73, of Vacaville died on Tuesday, Oct. 5. She was born on Sept. 29, 1937., Private family services will be held. Arrangements by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041,, 



Sam Potts

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Samuel Pinto

It is with great sadness and love in our hearts that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle, Samuel Pinto, on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010 at the age of 88., Samuel was born on Sept. 3, 1922 in Chicago, Ill. He moved to California after World War II and married his beloved wife, Anna. He was a retired meat cutter and moved to Leisure Village in 1994. Some of Samuel's hobbies were spending time with his family, going to Las Vegas, gardening, and watching the Dodgers., He is preceded in death by his wife, Anna, and his two brothers, Albert and Joe., He is survived by his four children, Rachelle Howry (husband Dennis), Joyce Mousseau (husband Ken), David Pinto (wife Margaret), and Betty Jackson (husband Robert). He is also survived by eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Scott Jacobson, Lisa Ward (husband Bob), Teva and Siri Howry, Eric, Brian, Andrea, and Laura Jackson, Jasper and Micah Ward., Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7 at Eden Memorial Park, 11500 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills.



Santiago Valencia

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Scott Allan Eames

Scott Allan Eames passed away at home Oct. 5, 2010, his wife and family surrounding him after a courageous battle with cancer., He was born April 8, 1957 in Chicago, Ill. He attended schools in Chicago, Edina, Minn., Lexington, Mass., and University of Colorado. He moved to California from Minnesota to reunite with his high school sweetheart, Donna Brass, and they married December 1997., He is survived by his wife Donna, their 11 year old son, Jason Allan; mother and father, Celia and Orrin; brother, David; sister, Beth; mother and father-in-law, Betty and Len Brass; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law, cousins and many friends., Scott and Donna started their own business, DSE Freight, Inc., in July 2000 in Simi Valley. The family was heavily involved with The Simi Valley Baseball League., "A Celebration of Life" will be held at StoneBridge Community Church at 4832 Cochran St., Simi Valley, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Buena Vista Hospice at 143 Triunfo Canyon Rd., #103, Westlake Village, CA 91361 or Simi Valley Baseball League (SVBL) PO Box 754, Simi Valley, CA 93062. Assisting the family with arrangements is the family owned and operated Rose Family Funeral Home and Cremation of Simi Valley.



Sharon Crandall

Sharon Carlson Crandall Family and friends mourn the loss of Sharon Carlson Crandall, born April 26, 1943 in Chicago, IL to Jack and Elise Carlson. Sharon passed away peacefully at her home in Piedmont, CA on September 24, 2010. A memorial celebration of her life is scheduled on October 12, 2010 at 3:00 PM at the Piedmont Community Church. A graduate of San Marino High School in 1961, Sharon continued her studies at Pine Manor College. She eventually moved on to earn her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley where she joined the Delta Gamma sorority and graduated in 1965 as a Political Science major. She married L. Dale Crandall on September 10, 1966 and settled into motherhood, homemaking, and community service. A committed volunteer in the community throughout her life, Sharon supported and served as an active member for a wide variety of organizations and causes including Cancer League, Junior League, the Oakland Library PASS program, Meals on Wheels, Piedmont Schools, Campfire Girls, and Easter Seals, among others. She also successfully owned and operated Peter Pan Nursery School in Fremont, CA for 17 years. Sharon's zest for life and boundless energy was poured into everything that she touched. She was an avid gamester, excelling at bridge, dominos and other activities that brought her together with friends and family. She also enjoyed tennis and reading and belonged to book clubs and bridge and investment groups to celebrate and share her interests with the people she knew and loved. As a travel enthusiast she covered the globe throughout her lifetime, exploring a wide variety of cities and cultures. Sharon dedicated her life to friends and family, community service, and adventure. She is survived by her husband, L. Dale Crandall, children Elizabeth Libby and Robert Crandall, son-in-law David Libby, daughter-in-law Shadia Crandall, grandchildren Andrea and Rebecca Libby and Ella and Owen Crandall, and mother Elise Carlson. She is also survived by sisters Susan Moffett and Martha Ryan and brother Jay Carlson, nine nieces and nephews, and a wide circle of dear friends. In her passing she joins her sister Christy Anderson and her father Jack Carlson to rest in peace and walk with the angels. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Cancer League ( or another charity of choice.



Sharon Marie Lopes

SHARON MARIE LOPES MAR 1960 ~ SEPT 2010 Sharon was born in Turlock to Jess and Frances Lopes in 1960. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Sharon enjoyed camping on the beach, spending time at the ocean and cooking but most of all she loved spending time with her family. She is survived by her father Jess Lopes of Turlock; son Anthony Ramirez; sisters Janet (Mark) Davis of Turlock and Jackie (James) Davis of Ceres; one niece and one nephew. She is preceded in death by her mother Frances Lopes. Memorial contributions can be made to the 2720 Gateway Oaks Dr. Ste. 110 Sacramento, CA 95833 or, 1710 Gilbreth Rd. Burlingame, CA 94010. Inurnment service will be held at Turlock Memorial Park on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. Please share your memories at,



Sheila Figaniak

Sheila Figaniak, 74, of Suisun City, died on Saturday, Sept. 25., She was born on May 4, 1936., A funeral will be held on Thursday, Oct. 7, at 11 a.m. at Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 425-1041,



Shelby "Jean" Parks

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Sheldon Michael Izsak

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Shellie Lynn Williams (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of Shellie Lynn Williams October 10, 1968 - January 3, 2008 God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you and whispered "come with me". With tearful eyes I watched you pass away, although I loved you dearly I could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke my heart to prove He only takes the BEST! I love you and miss you sis, every day forever. Shannon



Sherry Grossman

Sherry Grossman (Sylvia Zimmerman) Resident of Lincoln, CA Born Dec 7th, 1926 in Montreal, passed away peacefully on Oct 6th in her home in Lincoln, CA. Whatever cards Sherry was dealt, she always played her best hand. At five, she lost her father; her proud, immigrant mother, unwilling to accept charity, made the difficult decision to put her into an orphanage so she could work and visit Sherry on weekends. At 14, they moved to New Jersey. She worked in a variety of jobs culminating as a respected head hunter using the non-Jewish pseudonym Miss Lord. Sherry met the love of her life, Ivan Grossman (dec. 8/09). They were married for 58 years and had four children (Jonathan deceased '86). Sherry was instrumental in the decision to move the family west so Ivan could attend Stanford Medical School. Sherry devoted her life to her husband, children, grandchildren, and friends, and was an active volunteer. Having both lost many family members in the Holocaust, Sherry and Ivan worked tirelessly for the creation of and sustaining of the state of Israel. She and Ivan left a legacy of volunteerism and social responsibility now being practiced by their progeny. Sherry was a life-long learner and an excellent writer. She was an avid golfer with two holes-in-one to her credit, and enjoyed bridge, poker, world travel, and organizing family vacations. Sherry, truly a role model for dealing with adversity, stayed positive and lived her life to the fullest through 15 years of serious illness. She is survived by daughters Nancy, Laurie, and Jane Grossman, and Dian and Kjaergaard, grandchildren, Sarah, Ariel, and Perrin, and three sons-in-law.



Sielaff, Joan R.

Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

Joan R. Sielaff, 80 CARLSBAD --- Joan Sielaff, my beloved wife, our beloved mother, grandmother and sister passed on to eternal life after her .....



Silva, Edward L.

Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

Edward L. Silva Resident of Lafayette a prominent Oakland business man who was born July 28th, 1916 passed away after a long illness on ..... 



Skillion, Homer "Skip"

Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

Homer "Skip" Skillion, 108 ESCONDIDO -- Homer "Skip" Skillion, a familiar figure around Valley Center and Escondido for 20 years, died with family by ..... 



Socorro Rosales

80 yrs. Passed away peacefully in her daughter's home in Santa Rosa, CA on October 8, 2010 surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of over 50 years to Antonio P. Rosales. Mother of six sons: Antonio Jr., Jose, Manuel, Benito, Luis, and Daniel and two daughters, Maria and Margarita. Loving grandmother of over twenty grandchildren and seven great-grand children. Preceded in death by two brothers and a sister from Mexico. The Rosales Family has been long-time residents of Alexander Valley/Healdsburg and Sonoma County. Born on May 17, 1930 in Penjamo, Gto,. Mexico she worked for prominent wine and fruit growers in Fresno and Sonoma Counties. Her last occupation was for the hotel industry in the housekeeping department where she worked for approximately 10 years, prior to retiring. Family and friends are invited to attend a rosary service on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at St. John's Catholic Church in Healdsburg. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., October 13, 2010, also at St. John's. Arrangements under the care of UKIAH VALLEY MORTUARY. The Rosales Family extends their gratitude to Memorial Hospice Organization for their services.



Soledad Becerra

Becerra, Soledad June 1, 1923 - October 6, 2010 Soledad Becerra, 87, passed away on October 6, 2010 of natural causes. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Survived by her husband, Salvador Becerra; son Abel; daughters Maricela, Faviola, Norma and Lurdes; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Rosary Oct. 13, 2010, 6:00 p.m at Saint Joan of Arc Church, 11534 Gateway Bl., Los Angeles. Funeral service Oct. 14, 2010, 2PM at Inglewood Cemetery Mortuary, 3801 West Manchester Bl., Inglewood.



Steven J. Edelson

Steve died suddenly while vacationing on the beach in Costa Rica, sitting in the shade of an almond tree, playing his guitar. He was born in Miami Beach, FL, raised in New York, and graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia. The bay area became his home in the late 1960's, he was a long-time resident of Black Point, in Novato. Steve worked for 27 years as a psychiatric counselor at Marin General Hospital. He retired 12 years ago, and was living his bliss. He was an avid guitarist, passionate about his music. He and his companion, Marsha, loved to travel, and they had extensive and numerous trips and adventures. Steve was a shy man at the peak of his life, personally, spiritually, and musically. He is survived by his life companion, Marsha Wachs, of Cotati, his son, Noah Edelson of Berkeley, his sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Dale Wetmore of Massachusetts, his niece, Jill Wetmore of Massachusetts, his nephew, Michael Wetmore of Maryland, his dear long time friends Michael and Susan Astor of New York and Fred Bissell and Karen Klink of Colorado, and Boyd Bel and Judy Wachs, of Cotati. A vast number of friends and fellow musicians will also miss his gentle soul. A celebration of Steve's life is being planned for early November. Play on, dear Steve.



Susan Miller

"Rebel" Susan Miller Many know her by one name: Rebel. She died on Sept. 20th, 2010. Rebel was born in Plant City, Florida on March 18, 1944, the only daughter of Harley and Florence Miller. When Rebel arrived in SF, she had a style and flair all her own. She was wild and funny, and crazy and loud, and even a bit trashy when the occasion called for it - and she was loved. She knew what you drank or what your pleasure might be and could always get the party started. She was your sunshine on a grey day or an eyesore the next, but we loved her. She is survived by all of us left with our hearts aching, but her spirit will live on in future remembrances and stories told. ...And now, borrowing the words that Pooh Bear so elegantly spoke to his friend Christopher Robin, from all of us, your friends, Rebel we "will never not remember you.'



Susan Stary-Sheets Pasas

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Susy Hung

Susy Yuan-Huey Hung Resident of San Jose Susy Yuan-Huey Hung, 72, passed away suddenly on September 20, 2010 at her home in San Jose, California. Ms. Hung was born on April 10, 1938 in Zhejiang, China, to Shui-Chien Hung and Ching-Mie Sun Hung. She was the fourth of five children. Even at a young age, Susy was driven by a will to succeed and able to accomplish whatever she set out to achieve. She graduated from the prestigious Taiwan Provincial Taipei Second Girls' High School in 1957 and top-ranked National Taiwan University in 1961, with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. In 1964, she moved to the United States and made Northern California her home. Once there, Ms. Hung became a successful realtor, property manager and real estate owner. Her interests included investing, gardening, cooking and traveling. In addition to her parents, to whom she devoted many years of care, Ms. Hung was also preceded in death by her oldest brother, Yuan-Chung Hung. She is survived by her brother and his spouse, James and Sheila Hung; two sisters and their spouses, Della and Peter O'Malley, and Lily and John Louey; sister-in-law, Theresa Hung; and several nieces and a nephew. She will be truly missed by her family and friends. A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 4th at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Roses at Oak Hill Memorial Park, 300 Curtner Avenue, San Jose, California. Arrangements are with Oak Hill Funeral Home.



Suzanne Grows

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Tamotsu "Tom" KOBATA

KOBATA, Tamotsu "Tom" 86-year-old Terminal Island-born resident of Culver City passed away peacefully on October 4th. He is survived by his beloved wife, Aiko Kobata; children, Kathleen Fujiho Wolchick, Hitomi Rose (Adel) Omar, Hayato Norman (Yasuyo) Kobata of Hawaii, Miho Linda (Gene) Noda, Tami Wendy (Paul Jr.) Cueva, Kaoru Ann (Tony) Mulvihill, and Chizuru Kobata (Mike) Colvin; 21 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter (who loved their Jiichan immensely) and many nieces, nephews and other relatives in California, Hawaii and Japan. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 14th 3 P.M. at Zenshuji Soto Mission, 123 S. Hewitt St., Los Angeles 90012. (213) 626-0441



Teresa Lamberson Laster

Teresa Lamberson Laster 1917 - 2010 Teresa went home to be with her Lord Jesus on September 28, 2010. She was born on September 22, 1917 in Bakersfield to August and Susie Lamberson, remaining a resident for 93 years. Teresa married her high school sweetheart, Bob Laster, in 1935 and they had 5 children. She loved sewing, music, oil painting and enjoyed being a part of her church, First Assembly of God, for more than 75 years. Bob preceded her in death in 1983. She is survived by 4 children, Melvin, Gaylord and wife Fran, Yvonne Frazee and husband Lewis, Barbara Turner and husband Roy; five grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren; sister, Mary Conner; and many nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, October 13, 11:00 a.m., at Hillcrest Memorial Park.



Thelma Elizabeth Mason

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Thomas Fujiyoshi

Thomas Sadao Fujiyoshi, Husband, father, friend, genius, Thomas Sadao Fujiyoshi left us on September 13, 2010. Tom was born December 14, 1932, son of Thomas Yasaburo Fujiyoshi and Jane Sadako (Takeuchi) Fujiyoshi, first and second generation immigrants working as household staff for an Oklahoma oilman., Tom earned a mechanical/aeronautical engineering degree at Oklahoma State. He joined the Martin Co. as a rocket engineer at Vandenberg AFB, and married his lifetime love and collaborator Marilyn Foss. He oversaw 109 successful launches and worked his way to upper management, but his greatest pride was raising his three sons. Work took him from Santa Maria to Canada, Washington, DC, and finally Denver, where he retired and turned to volunteering., Tom and Marilyn found an idyllic Sonoma County home, where Tom lived his greatest contentment, creating fine craft pieces, keeping bees, seeing the western states by camper, and continuing to volunteer., Tom had a brilliant mind, delighted in ingenuity, and could make instant friends with you. After a brush with death from a thyroid problem as a teen, he considered every new day a bonus. He braved non-smoker's lung cancer for several months, but made his exit with honor when it was time., Tom was preceded in death by his parents and sister Helen. He is survived by his wife of 46 years; sons Phillip and Matthew and son and daughter-in-law Christopher and Abbey (Hassinger)., He was a remarkable man who enriched the lives of all those fortunate to know him.



Timothy Wayne Stuart

Timothy Wayne Stuart "T.S", 57, passed away peacefully at home in Atascadero on Friday, October 1, 2010, after his 5 ½ year battle with cancer. His loving wife Sue and stepson Daniel were by his side. Tim was born in Santa Barbara, Calif. in 1953 and moved to San Luis Obispo County in 1958. He attended school in Morro Bay. Growing up he enjoyed fishing, boating, riding motorcycles and his German Shepherds. He married his high school sweetheart, Terry, and had two children, Jason and Amy. Tim was an amazing carpenter, framing numerous houses and businesses throughout the Central Coast and Northern California. He also spent many years commercial fishing out of Morro Bay on the Billy Boy. Carpentry and fishing were two of his passions in life along with his family. After Terry''s passing to cancer in 1987 he had finally found his soul mate and love of his life when he met Sue Lancaster in 2001, and married in 2005. In recent years during his illness they enjoyed taking day trips to different beaches around the Central Coast. He loved adventures; road trips to Oregon to see family, camping trips with the children and grandchildren, watching football, UFC, throwing horseshoes with the guys and just about anything he had the strength to do at that time. Spending time with his family became a top priority, being "grandpa" was everything to him. Tim is survived by his wife, Sue Stuart and their combined 8 children. Son, Jason (Cherrie) Stuart; daughter, Amy (Todd) Bruton; her sons Tommy (Vanessa) Chapman, Chris (Sara) Chapman, Daniel (Bree) El-Ayache and Michael El-Ayache; her daughters Nicki (Kenny) Townsend and Candra El-Ayache; their 7 grandchildren; Anthony and Jade Bruton, Callie Stuart, Maddox and Colby Chapman, Katie and Emmy Chapman, parents Harvey and Carol Stuart; brother Jim (Jeanne) Stuart; several nieces and nephews; his cat Augie and many close friends; Charlie (Pam) Lanini and Matt Lyons were his best friends and fishing buddies for many years. He was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Terry Lynne Stuart. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2010, by the Rock in Morro Bay. A reception will follow. It was Tim''s wish to ensure the future of his family and to contribute to a variety of cancer foundations. Memorial contributions can be made at any Heritage Oaks Bank to the Tim Stuart Memorial Fund. Sign his guest book at, Chapel of the Roses 466-1161 Atascadero



Tina Cella

Tina P. Cella Passed away peacefully on October 1, 2010 surrounded by her family. Tina was born in Parma, Italy. She attended Columbia University and it was there, at a dance she had organized, that she met her future husband, Major John B. Cella II, a pioneer in the California wine industry. They married in New York in 1945 and moved to California, first to Fresno and in 1964 to San Francisco. As a couple they loved the Opera and regularly attended performances until John's death in 1998. Tina was a passionate bridge player and was also known among friends for her Italian cooking and her wonderful dinner parties. Her boundless energy and horticultural knowledge was also expressed in her gardens in Fresno and at her family's homes where she visited often. In addition to her involvement in numerous charitable organizations both in Fresno and San Francisco, she was a member of several social and country clubs. However, most of all, Tina adored and was involved with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, whom she enjoyed hearing from and seeing regularly until her death. She is survived by her three children, Barbara Cella Wilsey (Michael), John L. Cella (Sally), and Peter M. Cella (Laura), 13 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. A private family mass was celebrated on Monday, October 4th, at St. Ignatius Church. The family requests that donations in Tina's memory be made either to Mitochondrial Research in honor of Grace Wilsey in care of Dr. Greg Enns at Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, 400 Hamilton Ave., Suite 340, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1805 or to the UCSF Foundation for the Barbara and Michael Wilsey Family Fellowship in Diabetes, UCSF, P.O. Box 45339, San Francisco, CA 94145-0339.



Tom Burnett

Burnett, Tom 1953 - 09/18/2010 Tom Burnett passed away September 18th at the age of 57 at the Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto, CA. In November of '07 Tom was diagnosed with terminal scleroderma. He received a successful double lung transplant in March of 2010 only to succumb to a rare fungal infection. Born in Toronto, Canada, Tom arrived in CA on his beloved '72 Suzuki. He met and married the love of his life Dlorah in 1979 and had 3 beautiful children - Stacy, Greg and Doug. Tom loved the automotive industry and received several honors and accolades at both Chevrolet and Mercedes as a service and general manager. Tom was truly admired for his sincere devotion to customer service. He always maintained his sense of humor and love for life. The memorial service will be held on October 24th, 2010 from 2pm-6pm at Arden Hills Resort & Spa in Sacramento, CA.



Tom Heffernan

Tom Heffernan died September 22, 2010 after experiencing severe chest pains. He was fifty-eight years old. Tom, a longtime resident of Santa Rosa, went to Assumption Elementary School in San Leandro, St. Joseph's High in Alameda, Chabot College and Sonoma State University. He was a brilliant scholar of the earth and her myriad inhabitants. Tom was awed by the vastness of the land, the oceans, and the universe. He cared intimately about the smallest plants, animals and insects. Tom was an avid biker, he read volumes, and loved passionate discussions into the wee hours of the morning. He loved his friends, family and dogs. Not necessarily in that order. Tom was witty. He was ridiculously funny. Tom was intense and deep. He could take a simple, inane task like organizing a monthly phone call system among his siblings and turn it into an insane marathon of hilarious emails that caught us up and had us waiting daily for each new message. Tom often saw darkness in the future, but gave us hope. We always wanted more of him. Tom is survived by his three sisters and their families: Lois Heffernan and David Bagnard, Garden Valley, Idaho; Jan and Mike Mannion of Camino, California, their son Kevin, their daughter Kaely, her husband Daniel and their son Finley; Ruth and Bert Pierroz of Sacramento and their sons Blair and Grady. Survived also by Elizabeth Wilson, his partner. For information regarding the Memorial Service on October 16th go to: Donations in Tom's name can be made to: Landpaths, 618 4th Street (#217), Santa Rosa, California 95404 or The Milo Foundation-Animal Rescue, DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION 525-3730



Valerie Ann Funk

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Vaughn, Robert Dean

Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

Robert Dean Vaughn July 20, 1955 - Sept. 29, 2010 Resident of Hayward Robert Dean Vaughn (Bob Vaughn) died on September 29, 2010 at ..... 



Verda Lee Schum

Verda Lee Schum, 87, of Cathedral City, Calif. passed away on October 1, 2010 at Odyssey House. She was born on June 6, 1923 to Joseph and Idell Staten in Tell City, Ind. She married Raymond Anthony Schum on November 10, 1944 at the U.S. Naval Base in Charleston, S.C. She served in the



Victoria Slothower

June 1948 ''" October 2010 Victoria Slothower died peacefully Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, surrounded by her family. She died of breast cancer after a long battle in which she showed both humor and courage through out. Vickie was an active member of her community wherever she lived. She volunteered her time and love in her daughter''s schools when they were growing up as well as being active in her grandchildren''s schools, whether it was planting and tending to the school garden or helping in the classroom. Vickie loved to volunteer her time, talents and love and was active in many causes, be it advocating for the homeless or making sure animals had a voice or her passion was the same. She was a member of Last Chance for Animals and PETA. Vickie moved with her husband, "Cap," to San Luis Obispo from Santa Barbara in 2008 and quickly made many friends in the community. Victoria wanted to thank her friends, Lorie and Peti, who saw her through to the end. Thank you! Vickie is survived and will be missed by her beloved husband and friend, Richard "Cap" Slothower; two daughters Samantha (Dan) and Ashley (Billy); five wonderful grandchildren Dylan, Travis, Lauren, Dylan and Billy; sister, Kate DelRoss (Mike); and a wonderful, loving extended family. She was predeceased by her mother, brother, older sister and nephew. A service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at the Community Church of Atascadero UCC, 5850 Rosario Ave. in Atascadero, followed by a potluck celebration of Vickie''s life at 3:30 p.m. at Spooners Cove. In lieu of flowers Vickie''s family requests donations be made to "The Vickie Hodson Memorial Fund" at Heritage Oaks Bank to benefit the many charities she supported. See her guest book at



Vincente J. Reza

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Vivian Jo (Manker) Roberts

Vivian Jo Manker Roberts was born on September 4, 1930 in Sasawka, Oklahoma. She passed away at home, surrounded by family on October 2, 2010., Vivian moved from Oklahoma to California with her family during the Great Depression. She graduated from Porterville High School and married her high school sweetheart, Jerry Roberts in 1948. They made their home and raised their children in Southern California before settling in Selma, California in 1969. Jerry farmed forty acres of raisins while Vivian began working outside the home for the first time. Vivian retired from the U.S. Postal Service, Laton Post Office in 1996 after more than 20 years of service., Vivian enjoyed bowling, music, dancing, crafting, entertaining and anything pertaining to her family. Her innovative "Creations by Viv" crafts and gifts were frequently sold at craft fairs as well as roadside at her home. She had many repeat customers who visited her every holiday., Vivian was preceded in death by her husband Jerry in 2007, and her sister Helen Oden this past September. Vivian is survived by her four children; Tamara Lamoreaux and her husband Steve, Marc Roberts and his wife Kayreen, Kim Hull and Sondi Roberts as well as her ten grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren., A Memorial Gathering to celebrate Vivian's life will be held on October 11, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. at her home in Selma., In Lieu of flowers, Remembrances may be made to Hinds Hospice 1616 W. Shaw Ave. Suite B-6, Fresno Ca. 93711. In Memory of Vivian Roberts.




William H. Robb, William "Bill" Robb passed away peacefully in his home at the age of 75 on September 19, 2010 after an 11 year courageous battle with cancer. Bill was born on October 14, 1934 in San Mateo to William Alexander Robb and Agnes Marian Robb. He grew up in southern California where he attended Manual Arts High School and Pierce Junior College. At Manual Arts, he was a four-year letterman in track and field. He enlisted and served in the United States, where he continued his track career. He was passionate about, and followed competitive track and field all of his life., He also loved body building and weight lifting; in 1957 he won the title of Mr. New Mexico. Bill lifted weights daily for over fifty years, where he developed many long-lasting friendships. His other passions included surfing, which began in his teens, pottery/ceramics, history and reading, skiing, caring for his plants, and giving a home to stray animals. Bill was an avid fan of the USC Trojans and Indy Car racing., Bill received his Bachelor of Science degree from Fresno State University in Agricultural Science. In 1967, he obtained a job with the County of Santa Barbara as an Agricultural Biologist, where he worked until he retired in 1992. In 1968 he married Maria, the love of his life, for the past 42 years., He was preceded in death by his only sibling, who he greatly adored, Marjorie Thornburg and his nephew Don Thornburg., He is survived by his loving wife Maria, son Gary, son Tom, daughter-in-law, Stephanie, daughter Andrea, son-in-law Matthew and four grandchildren Kyle, Kevin, Tyler and Alannah Robb, and most importantly his beloved dog Benny. Bill was very proud of and loved watching his children and grandchildren participate in youth and high school sports. He loved being outdoors and spending time at the family lake house at Lake Nacimiento. During his retirement years, he enjoyed traveling and showing his 1999 custom Plymouth Prowler., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bill's name to the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society. The family would like to thank Prostate Oncology in Marina Del Rey and Dr. Mudit Dabral for their thoughtful and devoted care. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Santa Maria, #1538 on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 1:00 p.m., Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens., Dudley-Hoffman




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Weinel, Donald Calvin

Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

Donald Calvin Weinel, Jr., aka Don (Butchie) Resident of Williams, Ca Passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2010. Donald was born March 26, 1959, in ..... 



Wesley Abramson

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William "Bill" Niskern

William (Bill) Niskern, Bill unexpectedly passed away at his home on September 22, 2010 he was 55., Bill is survived by his wife Dona, four boys, Kyle, Dustin, Rusty, and Cody., Please visit:, for more information., A Celebration of Bill's Life will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at the Applegate Civic Center Club from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Please join us for a potluck and memories of Bill., A HUGE thank you to whomever anonymously paid for Bill's cremation; our family is grateful to you and would like to thank you personally.



William A. (Bill) Bryan

Nov. 24, 1933 - Oct. 5, 2010 William A. (Bill) Bryan, long time valley resident and business man as well as a pioneer in the off-road racing and four wheel drive clubs passed away on Tues., October 5, 2010. Bill first came to the Coachella Valley in the mid 1940's with his parents, who eventually settled in Corona, Calif. where he attended high school and graduated in 1952. He entered the



William Frederick O'Connell

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William Frederick O'Connell MD

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William Grant Douglas

William Grant Douglas, an exceptional person in so many lives, peacefully left this life on Tuesday, September 28, 2010. He was 63. After living in the Sherman Oaks/Studio City area and working for Lockheed Martin for over 30 years, he fulfilled his lifelong dream of retiring and purchasing a home in Indian Wells, Calif. He was an avid reader and enjoyed Rancho Mirage Library's many resources. He traveled the world over his life time and embarked on nearly 50 cruises, creating a multitude of great memories. William Grant Douglas leaves behind beloved brother, Barton; his beloved sister, Nancy; and many loving nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind so many truly dear friends that have brought infinite love and support into his life. He will be greatly missed by those of us still here but now joins his dearly beloved awaiting mother and father. Rest in peace. We love you.



William Hoffman

William Parker Hoffman "Wild Bill for the Prosecution" William Parker "Bill" Hoffman, 90, retired Santa Clara County Chief Assistant District Attorney and Navy pilot in 2 wars, died October 4, 2010 in Santa Clara, California. Bill lived a full and active life of multiple careers and outstanding achievements. Born in Oakland California on May 11,1920, Bill was the first child of Zoe and William Dawson "W.D." Hoffman. His mother was among the earliest women linotype operators. His father, a newspaper reporter, became well known as the author of Western novels in the l930s. Several of his books became silent movies. Bill graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Forestry in l941, completing his undergraduate study in three years so he could join the war effort. While in school, he met Louise Wylie. Because the Navy would not assign married men to combat stations, Bill and Louise delayed their marriage until the day after he received his posting. They were married for 68 years. Bill piloted PBY seaplanes in the South Pacific in World War II. His first tour was in 1943 with VP-24, a nine-airplane squadron based in the Solomon Islands near Guadalcanal. His squadron rescued more than 400 sailors and marines from sunken war ships and downed aircraft. In his second tour of duty he was stationed at Majuro in the Marshall Islands, flying reconnaissance missions and bombing raids on enemy airfields. After World War II Bill continued his service as a pilot in the Naval Reserve and was recalled to active duty during the Korean War. Posted with VP-9 to Atsugi Japan, he flew reconnaissance missions off North and South Korea and the Soviet Union. Later, he flew P2Vs out of Alameda Naval Air Station, and ultimately commanded his reserve squadron. He retired from the Navy as a Captain in 1954. Bill became a forester when he left active duty in l945. His work with the U.S Forest Service took the growing Hoffman family to Mendocino County and then to several research stations in Mississippi. In 1950 they returned to California and Bill attended Stanford Law School on the G.I. Bill. His classmates included Supreme Court Justices, Sandra Day O'Connor and Chief Justice William Rehnquist. An outstanding student, Bill declined an invitation to join the Law Review in order to focus on Moot Court competition, where he enjoyed arguing against classmate Rehnquist. When Bill graduated from Stanford in l952, he and Louise settled into their new home in Los Altos California, where they raised four children. After a short stint with the San Francisco law firm Pillsbury, Madison and Sutro, Melvin Hawley, then Santa Clara County Sheriff, persuaded Bill to join the Santa Clara County District Attorney's office as a prosecutor. His ability is reflected in his record of 15 losses out of 350 jury trials. As the office expanded to 90 lawyers he reluctantly reduced his trial work to assume a succession of administrative posts, ultimately becoming Chief Assistant District Attorney, working closely with District Attorney Louis Bergna for nearly three decades. Bill retired in l982 ending a unique period in the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office. Bill was well known for having strong principles and acting on them. He was opposed to the death penalty and declined to handle death penalty prosecutions. His military service spoke for itself, but he walked in protests against the Viet Nam war. He championed victim's rights against the rights of criminal defendants. He strongly supported the civil rights movement of the 1960's. In 1964, shortly after three civil rights workers were murdered for registering black Americans to vote, he flew two friends to Jackson Mississippi in a single engine plane, and they volunteered as poll watchers to help enforce equal rights under law despite threats on their lives. Throughout his life, he never backed away from a fight for his principles or against a bully. Bill had a lifetime passion for the outdoors. He hiked the John Miur Trail as a teenager, and remained an avid backpacker and fly fisherman. He loved Yosemite, calling it the world's greatest cathedral. He climbed many of its formidable peaks and hiked most of its trails. He was an active skier, skin diver, and sailor, spending hours aboard his sailboat Sangaree. He took up hang gliding at age 60 and ran his first marathon at age 62. He delighted in skiing for free on seniors' passes in his 70's. His love for adventure and travel took him all over the world. In 1985 he and Louise drove a camper across the Soviet Union. As a private pilot, Bill flew from California to Alaska and the East Coast. He often flew the family to their cabin at Lake Tahoe, and continued to fly small airplanes into his mid 80's. His passion for nature, adventure and travel is shared by all of his children. Bill had the skills to repair his own vehicles, build and repair boats, and he landscaped and built a wing onto his Los Altos home. When Bill was in his early 70's he designed a two-story house overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Gualala. After the exterior was built, he and Louise did all the interior construction and finish work themselves. Bill Hoffman is survived by Louise Wylie Hoffman, his wife of 68 years, his sons William Hoffman Jr., of Tucson, Arizona, Eric Hoffman of Bonny Doon, California, Rod Hoffman of Anchorage, Alaska, his daughter Anne Hoffman of Point Richmond, California, and grandchildren Reid Hoffman, Alyson Hoffman and Taylor Hoffman. Bill's quick wit, and dry sense of humor, will be missed by all who knew him. An informal celebration of Bill's life will be held October 22 at 3:00 P.M. at the Bay Caf‚, 1875 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303 (next to the Palo Alto airport) In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill's memory can be made to: Yosemite Conservancy, 155 Montgomery Street, Suite 1104, San Francisco, CA 94104 415.434.1782 Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Ave. Montgomery, AL 36104, 334.956.8200



William James Bullis

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



William McCormick

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William R. Hix

WILLIAM R. HIX MAR 16, 1927 - OCT 3, 2010 Bill passed peacefully on Oct. 3, 2010. He is survived by his wife Beverly of 54 years. He leaves 2 daughters, Linda Barrick and Kathleen Hix; 2 grandkids, Josh Barrick and Christie Haase; and 3 great-grandkids. His funeral will be held graveside on Monday, Oct. 11th at 2pm at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson, CA.



William Ruggles HENSON

HENSON, William Ruggles Passed away suddenly on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at his apartment in LaVerne from a stroke or heart attack with complications from hepatitis C. He was born on August 3, 1945 in Sampson, New York while his father was in the Navy. He grew up in Temple City and graduated from Rosemead High School. He served in the Navy and in the Naval Reserve. He married Dorothea Stephens in 1966. He worked for GTE for several years and then A and K Communications. He formed a partnership with Ish Communications and then started his own company, B & J Communications. He trained both his sons in communications and started them on their career path. In retirement he found enjoyment playing in Poker Tournaments. He has always loved fishing and has instilled a joy of fishing with his grandchildren. He has watched his granddaughter, Hayley, ride her horse in competitions and has gone to Disneyland many times with his grandchildren. He has thoroughly enjoyed being able to spend time with them. He leaves his son, John William Henson; his son, Jay Harvey Henson; his daughter, Ann Marie Reebenacker; his sister, Betty Lou Jackman; and four grandchildren, Hayley Henson, Shaun, Samantha, and Nicholas Reebenacker. A Memorial Service and Burial at Sea will be held on Friday, October 15, 2010 at Newport Landing Davy's Locker, 400 Main Street, Newport Beach, 92661 at 11:00 a.m.



Willis C. Hawley

Hawley, Willis C. October 3, 2010 Willis "Bill" Hawley, W6ZRZ, dies at 87.



Wilson, David James

Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

David James Wilson 09/21/1945 ~ 10/03/2010 ESCONDIDO -- On October 3, 2010, David James Wilson went home to be with his Savior. Surrounded by .....



Winger, Karl Bradford

Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

Karl Bradford Winger, 56 ESCONDIDO -- Karl Bradford Winger, 56, passed away on Sept. 27, 2010. Karl was born in Southgate, Calif. on Feb. ..... 



Wright, Joseph Michael

Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:00 AM 

Joseph Michael Wright Resident of Fremont Entered into eternal rest on October 5, 2010 after a valiant battle with cancer. Joseph was born August .....