Monday, October 11, 2010

California Obituaries 10/11/10


Agnello Galano

Agnello Galano, age 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-granddaughter, Giuliana. He also leaves behind his son-in-law, Antonio Perillo; grandson-in-law, Timothy Sullivan; and son's partner, Louis M. Valantasis; brother-in-law, Antonio Pignaoisa and his wife, Pauline. 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.



Ailean E. Dorian

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Alberta Markey

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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



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



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



Andrew Vellis

Andrew Vellis Peacefully at home on October 9, 2010. Dearly beloved husband of the late Efrosine Vellis; beloved father of Costas (Meena) Vellis, Vivian (John) Curd and Aris Vellis; Pappou to Katherine and Andrew Curd, Kalli and Andrew Vellis; also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Andrew was an active member of Annunciation Cathedral. Friends may call on Tuesday, October 12 after 6:00 p.m. at Annunciation Cathedral, 245 Valencia Street where the Prayer Service (Trisagion) will be held at 7:00 p.m. and the Funeral Service on Wednesday, October 13 at 11:00 a.m. Interment at the Greek Orthodox Memorial Park. Donations preferred to the Annunciation Cathedral Building Fund, 245 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.



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,,



Arson Sharp

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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,,




CRUZ, BEATRICE REYES DIAZ January 6, 1919 to October 7, 2010 Beatrice Reyes Diaz Cruz was born on January 6, 1919 in San Diego, and passed away on October 7, 2010. She spent her childhood in the Morena area and attended school and church in Old Town. She was the daughter of Pedro and Adeline Diaz, and had ten siblings: Paul, Elmira, Alfonso, Petra, Rose, Peter, Helen, Manuel, Consuelo, and Arthur. She graduated from Point Loma High School in 1938. On August 8, 1943, she married Benito Cruz, and they remained together until his death in 1986. She was preceded in death by her son Benito Cruz Jr. Her other children are Michael Cruz of Chula Vista, Barbara Dauphinee of Billerica, MA, Meredith Grahn of Little Rock, AR, and stepson Ronald Cruz of Santa Maria, CA. Her family grew to include 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. During the forties, Bea was employed as a "Rosie the Riveter" at Convair. She continued working there into the late fifties. In 1963 the family moved from San Diego to a house in Chula Vista, where she remained until her death. In addition to her children, she had many nieces and nephews who loved their "Aunt Bea" very much. Beatrice had a well-deserved reputation as an expert gardener, which was evident from the beautiful line of roses that always led to her front door. She enjoyed spending her spare time doing what she loved most, caring for her many plants. Those who knew Bea will miss her friendly interest in other people and her sense of humor. Viewing will take place Wednesday, October 13, 2010, starting at 4:00 p.m., followed by a Vigil and Rosary at 7 p.m. at Community Mortuary, 855 Broadway, Chula Vista (619-426-2006). Funeral services will be held the following morning at 10 a.m. at Most Precious Blood Church, 1245 4th Avenue, Chula Vista (619-422-2100).



Bernard Joseph Tangredi

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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.



Bill Mundy

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Bobbie Bullock

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Camillo Tomaino

Camillo Tomaino, 87, of Brookfield. Husband of Edith (Rossi) Tomaino. October 10, 2010. The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury. 



Carmen Martinez Reyes

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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.



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.,



Christina "Chris" Chan

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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.



Curtis Breckenridge

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DONALD C. CASKEY (In Memoriam)

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CHAPPELLE, DORIS A. Doris entered this life on February 4, 1917 in Butte, MT. She graduated high school in Helena, MT and married her husband, Arthur Chappell, in 1940. Doris and Arthur headed west and settled in Lemon Grove, CA where they have resided since 1945. This year they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. She was a President and member of the Lemon Grove Business Women's Club and an avid bridge player. Doris enjoyed her career as a bookkeeper both at work and in her home life. Doris entered into rest in Spring Valley, CA on October 6, 2010 at the age of 93 years, 8 months and 2 days. She will be deeply missed by her husband Arthur; niece Colleen Chappelle; great-nephew Chris Hamill; great-niece Elaine Drover; great-great-nephews and nieces Jessica, Kelly, David, Taylor and Savannah; and her close friend Geraldine Gill. A private family Celebration of Life will be held. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be sent in her memory to: San Diego Hospice Foundation, 4311 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103. Legacy Funeral and Cremation Care Phone : 619-337-1400



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, 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.



David Singer

David Singer Resident of San Carlos Born in New Rochelle, NY on July 21, 1954 to the late Bernard and Sylvia Singer, David passed away peacefully in San Mateo, CA on October 2, 2010 at the age of 56. David attended Blackford High School. His joy and success in life came with his radio show under the pseudonym of Jack Diamond featuring hard to find, unusual, and period musical recordings. His manner of presentation was more then unique. His was a dark, low and vibrant voice punctuating the music with inside information about the artist and the relevance of the sound itself. David is survived by his brothers Martin Singer and Robert Singer, as well as several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 11:00 am at Oak Hill Memorial Park, 300 Curtner Avenue, San Jose. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David's name to Foothill-DeAnza Foundation for the use of KFJC Radio Station at Foothill College.



Day, Suzanne G.

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Suzanne G. Day July 30, 1963 - Oct. 3, 2010 Resident of San Francisco Suzanne G. Day was born in Butte, Montana on July ..... 



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



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. 



Dina Marie Gonzales

December 4, 1929 - October 7, 2010 



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 Bruce Bourdon

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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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Dorothy F. Beelard

Dorothy F. Beelard, 82, of Vacaville, died on Friday, Oct. 8, in Vacaville., She was born on May 3, 1928, in Broken Bow, Okla., A graveside service will be held on Friday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. at Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery, 522 Elmira Road, Vacaville., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546,



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



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



Dupree, Sally

Monday, October 11, 2010 2:00 AM 

Sally A. Dupree 11-24-37 - 10-11-09 "Lady Bug" Words can not express how much you are missed. Your loving family ..... 



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,, 



Eduardo Solis

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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.



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.



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

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



Elvira Ronzani

Elvira Ronzani Entered into rest on October 8, 2010 at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late Ernest Ronzani for 50 years. Loving mother of Marian (Philip) Gelardi and Joe Ronzani. Grandmother of Anthony, Michael and Christina. She leaves many loving relatives and friends. Friends may visit between 2-5pm Tues. Oct. 12th Garden Chapel, 885 El Camino Real, So.SF. Mass of Resurrection will be held at 7pm, Tues., Oct. 12th St. Roberts Church, 1380 Crystal Springs Rd., San Bruno. Committal at 11am, Wed. Oct. 13th Italian Cemetery. Contributions may be made in memory of the, , 1650 SAmphlett, #220, San Mateo, CA 94402-2515 or St. Roberts School, 345 Oak Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066. Garden Chapel Funeral Directors (650) 583-2510



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.



Endris, Larry

Monday, October 11, 2010 2:00 AM 

In Loving Memory Larry Endris 08/13/1946 ~ 10/11/2006 Wherever I am, You'll always be more Than just a memory. Sign the Guest Book online .....



Eula Bullard Patmor

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Eula Patmor

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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.



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 Stevenson Jr.

Age 74, A native and lifelong resident of Santa Rosa, passed away with family at his side, on October 5, 2010. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 46 years Marlene. He started with Stevenson Equipment Company at a very young age in 1948 until it's closure in 1986. He had since taken ownership of the 440 club in 1990 with wife Marlene and sister, Donna Vine. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by his loving daughters, Debi Caron (John) Cindy Silversmith (Les) and Tracey Howell; grandchildren John (Stephanie), Justin (Jasmine) and Mischelle (Juan) Caron, Steven and Michael (Vanessa) Silversmith, and nine great grandchildren; dear uncle of Julie (Mark) Blankenship, Kathy Girolo, Lisa Craig, Stacey Cushing, and Michael Reed; loving brother of Donna Vine and the late Judith Reed. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Monday, October 11, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Ave, Santa Rosa, entombment to follow at Santa Rosa Memorial Park. If desired donations in his memory may be made to the Hospice of your choice. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 525-3730



Fred Jones

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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




SCHOENFELDER, GERALD March 20, 1926 to October 6, 2010 Jerry passed away peacefully surrounded by family at his home in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. He is survived by his wife, Lise Ham Schoenfelder, ten children, 21 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two brothers and three sisters. Jerry was born in Rochester, MN, resided in Rancho Santa Fe, CA, and Bastrop, TX. He was a real estate developer in several states but always referred to himself as a rancher. A memorial service will be held at Church of the Nativity in Rancho Santa Fe on October 22, 2010. A celebration of his life will be held in March at his ranch in Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Church of the Nativity in Rancho Santa Fe.



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,,



Gertrude L. Welsh

It is with great sadness that we announce that our beloved Gertrude L. Welsh has passed away on September 30, 2010. Gertrude was born at her parent's house on March 4, 1921. Everyone who knew her loved her. She was a kind, thoughtful and loving person who liked to give. She is loved and will be greatly missed by her husband of 67 years, Ken; and their children, daughter, Carol Manning; and son, Ken Welsh. She has many relatives and friends who love and miss her. She was preceded in death by her son, Fred Welsh. Gertrude grew up in the Detroit, Mich. area and married Ken in 1943. They had three children and moved to So. California in the early 1950's where they worked and raised their family in Lakewood. In the early 1980's, they moved to Bermuda Dunes where Trudy spent hundreds of hours volunteering at JFK Hospital and made many friends in the area. Trudy always enjoyed the trips and family get-togethers. She will be greatly missed and will live and be loved in our memories. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.



Gloria Vargas

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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.



Gregory Harold Bullis

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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.




REYES, HERLINDA E. San Diego 7/11/1963 ~10/6/2010 Visit Sunday 10/10 4pm-9pm Community Mortuary. Graveside Srvc. 10am Monday 10/11 at Greenwood 619.426.2006



Harry Dean

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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.,



Herb Richards

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Hollis Logue Jr.

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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,,



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




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Randy Jacobs Sunrise 01/27/52 Sunset 10/01/10 Resident of Fremont Graduate of Irvington High School 1970 Always remembered by his parents, Don & Bettie Jacobs; ..... 




CUSHING, JANE BERNICE of San Diego Sept. 10, 1923 - October 8, 2010 Service Oct. 13, 2010, 10 a.m. Clairemont Mortuary Chapel 858-279-2211 




MEISTER, JOAN M. June 2, 1927 to October 5, 2010 Joan Marie (Smyth) Meister, 83, passed away October 5th in San Diego. Joan was born June 2, 1927 to Joseph and Mary Caroline Smyth in New York. She was a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and worked as a fabric designer. She was a volunteer in Deer Park, NY over 30 years and at the Balboa Park Visitors Center 10 years. Joan cheered her children in high school and college sports, and attended her grandchildren's graduations, performances and sports. She stressed education to her children, welcomed daughters-in-law and made friends everywhere. Joan was the beloved wife of the late Richard "Bill"; loving mother of Richard, Jr. (Julie), Stephen (Dervilla McCann), John (Jean), Charles (Lawry), and Phyllis Clifford; grandchildren, Richard, Katherine, Sarah, Liam, Aiden, Elizabeth, Caroline, William, Barrett, Evan, Esther and Grace Clifford; dear friend to Phyllis Seskin and Frank and Rosalia Crivello; devoted sister of Virginia (Donald) Mackey and brother Ronald Smyth, the late Joseph Smyth and sister-in-law of the late Patricia Mead Smyth. Joan was a member of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in San Diego. Donations may be made to the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation, 820 Davis St., Suite 520, Evanston, IL 60201.



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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.



Jimmie Walling

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Joanne Millane

Joanne Millane Passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2010, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Joanne was born and raised in the old Mission and graduated from Saint Peter's High School. Joanne leaves a loving daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Michael Gomes. She also leaves a grandson, Michael with whom she had a very special relationship. She is survived by many cousins and friends. Her husband, Michael Millane, her father, mother and stepfather Benjamin Cupman, Catherine and Albert Marchi, preceded her in death. Joanne was a loving day care provider and was very proud of the successes of those children. Friends may visit Wednesday October 13th from 4-9pm and are invited to attend the Vigil Service Wednesday at 7pm at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave, Daly City. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday October 14th at 11am at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 1 Elmwood Dr, Daly City. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma. Flowers or Donations to The Kaiser San Francisco Hospice .



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.



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



Jonne Aleeson

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Jose De Jesus Varelas

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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,



Juli Entwistle

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



Julia Huber

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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 today 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.,



Kevin Cueto

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



Lavonne McLellan Bullis

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Lawrence Freid

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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.



Leo Egan Jr.

Leo G. Egan, Jr., Leo G. Egan, Jr., age 88, passed away peacefully on September 28, 2010 at the Evergreen Hospice Center in Kirkland, Washington. Leo was a gentle man whose life was blessed with a wonderful wife and a loving family., The eldest of four children born in Staten Island, New York, Leo remained a N.Y. Yankee baseball fan all his life and was in Yankee Stadium when Lou Gehrig gave his farewell speech. The day after Pearl Harbor, Leo enlisted in the U.S., Air Corp, where he received flight training and served as a Morse code operator. Leo held bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering and worked in the aerospace industry for most of his professional career. He worked on the Apollo project that put a man on the moon and later obtained his Ph.D. in Management. After retiring from his job at Vandenburg AFB, Leo founded and served as President of the Software Certification Institute. He lectured extensively on software configuration management throughout the world when he was well into his 70's., Leo was married for 64 years to Virginia Saia, who he met at a dance while he was stationed at a U.S. Army base in Arkansas. He proposed to Virginia shortly after they met by asking her if he could "have this dance for the rest of his life." Leo and Virginia were married in 1944 and had six children: Leo, Richard, Grace, Kevin, Brian and Patricia. After their children were grown and married, Leo and Virginia kept the family bonds strong by celebrating many holidays, birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions with large family gatherings. Leo survived all of his siblings, but his nieces and nephew would often join the fun and merriment of the Egan family gatherings., Leo and Virginia moved to Santa Maria in 1971, where they lived until 2007. Santa Maria was always home to them, even though intervening health issues took them to other locations near their children. Leo and Virginia were active, long-standing members of St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church in Santa Maria, and Leo was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Leo lost his beautiful wife in January, 2009., Leo was a true gentleman whose care and concern for others shone through almost everything he did. His 6 children, 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren will very much miss this intelligent, wise and caring man who was their family patriarch. Leo's life and love for his wife and his family created a legacy that is a source of great pride to those he leaves behind., A funeral mass for Leo will be held at St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 1:00 p.m., located at 1190 E. Clark Avenue in Santa Maria. Reception to follow at the Josephite Seminary at 180 Patterson Road. Rosary to be held at the Josephite Seminary at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. Private internment is scheduled for October 15, 2010. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Josephite Seminary.



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.



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,



Lorena Rae (Dunaway) Hess

Born November 26, 1945 in Vallejo, CA; went home to the Lord on September 22, 2010 after a courageous four-year battle with breast cancer, surrounded by her husband and daughters at her home in Windsor. Lorena graduated from Napa High School in 1963 and went to work for "Ma Bell" right after graduation. Her 30 years with the company led her to many cities in Northern California: Sacramento, Santa Rosa, Novato and San Francisco. After retirement she was able to travel the country in her RV with her husband. One of her favorite things to do was to get in her RV and go! meeting up with family and friends at various RV parks around the country. Lorena was a wonderful wife and mother. She loved being a grandma to her two granddaughters, spoiling them and showering them with love. Those who loved and knew her readily agree, "She was the cutest". She was preceded in death by her mother Edna Ellen Halley and her father James Pershing Dunaway. She leaves behind her beloved husband of 28 years, Robin Hess; her brother James Craig Dunaway (Diana) of Discovery Bay; stepmother Mary Dunaway of Napa; daughters Justine Fenner (Kevin) of Redding and Michele Peterson (Pat) of Kenwood; and stepson Richard Hess (Doreene) of Sacramento. She is survived by her granddaughters Lili Fenner of Redding and Milana Hess of Sacramento, and many nieces and nephews. She will be truly missed. A celebration of life will be held at a future date. Memorial contributions may be made to your local or hospice.



Lorraine Danielle Taylor-Uribe

Lorraine Danielle Taylor-Uribe Lorraine Danielle Taylor-Uribe passed away October 3, 2010 in Coachella, Calif. at the age of 18 years. Lorraine is survived by her beloved mother, Vera Taylor-Uribe. Loving sister of Brittney, Salvador and Lucio Taylor-Uribe; also, many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her dear father, Salvador Uribe. A graveside service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 11, 2010 at Coachella Valley Cemetery, 82925 52nd Ave., Coachella, CA. More info at akesfamilyfuneralhome. com ARRANGEMENTS Entrusted To The Care Of AKES FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, Riverside (951) 785-4071



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.




ROE, MARTHA Our loving wife, mother, Nana, great-grandmother and dear friend went to be with our heavenly father on October 8, 2010, surrounded by her family, in the arms of her son., Preceded in death by her father and mother, Anthony and Mary Jane Doherty, and brother, James Doherty. Survived by her husband of 56 years, Tony Roe, seven children: Jim Roe, Paula, (Ian) Farquharson, Marybeth, (Tom) Engle, Marcella Roe, Pamela Ogorman, Daneen, (Kyle) Kodra, Michele, (Mark) Crabtree, sister Mary E. Doherty and brother, Paul Doherty, along with 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren., Martha's biggest desire in life was to have a large family, which she did accomplish. She devoted her life to family and God. She had a wonderful sense of humor that was contagious if you were in the same room with her. Martha's legacy will live on through her children and grandchildren., "Mom, you took a piece of each of our hearts when you left this earth. Life will never be the same without you.", Please come celebrate a memorial service Tuesday, October 12th, at 3:00 p.m. at San Diego Mission De Alcala, 10818 San Diego Mission Road. A gathering will be held with the family at the church after the memorial immediately following. Refreshments will be provided., In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Susan B. in the name of Martha Roe.



Margaret L. (Stewart) Reiser

Reiser, Margaret L. Margaret L. (Stewart) Reiser, born January 30th, 1921 in Alhambra, California, passed away on October 4, 2010 in Newport Beach of natural causes. She was also affectionately known as "Gammy" and "MM". She was predeceased by her husband Bill Reiser. Margaret is survived by a large and loving family, including children Fred Reiser (Janeen) of Irvine, Sally McCoy (Patrick) of Newport Beach; grandchildren Kasey McCoy Solesbee (David), Mitch McCoy, Sloane Reiser and Blake Reiser; two great-granddaughters Stella and Skylar Solesbee; and her sister Katharine Schlinger (Warren). She is now with God in one of His many rooms in Heaven, and she will be truly missed by her family and remembered for her gentle and adventurous spirit. Services will be private. The family asks in lieu of flowers donations be made to Hoag Hospital Foundation, "Emergency Room Expansion", 501 Superior, Suite 350, Newport Beach, 92660.



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.



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,,



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



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.



May Chan

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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 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 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.



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.



Obituaries for Monday, Oct. 11

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BAKER -- Lawrence Ellis Baker, 91, of Fresno died Thursday. He was a bus driver. Graveside: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Fresno Memorial Gardens. Arrangements: Lisle Funeral Home.



Oskar Huber

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Pamela Lee

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



Paul David Root

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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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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



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,




LLARENAS, RICARDO M. San Diego, CA Dec. 12, 1930 - Oct. 3, 2010 Oct. 14, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Gregory the Great San Diego Poway-Bernardo Mortuary (858) 748-4101



Rachel Ann Passalacqua Seghesio

Died peacefully in the company of her two children September 30th, 2010 at the age of 80. The beloved matriarch was the last of the second generation of the Seghesio wine family; her entire life was dedicated to family, farming and the wine business. Rachel Ann was aided in life by her faith, rich friendships and the love of reading, gardening and travel. Rachel Ann was born in Healdsburg on February 28th, 1930 to Emil and Camille Passalacqua who instilled in her a strong Catholic faith, a love of farming and an appreciation for learning. Her early childhood was deeply influenced by grapes and wine. Growing up on the Passalacqua Ranch was magical for Rachel Ann; her childhood was marked by the seasons and the beauty, richness and humility of each harvest. Ever a dutiful daughter and sister, she and her siblings helped their father on the ranch, harvesting prunes, pears and grapes. Her wine roots are traced to Oliveto Winery in Healdsburg (purchased by her grandmother Rachele Passalacqua in 1934) where her father was the winemaker. After graduating from Healdsburg High School, she attended San Francisco College for Women (Lone Mountain) and received her B.A. Returning home, she taught first and second grade in Sonoma County Schools for five years during which time she met her future husband Eugene Peter Seghesio. Upon their marriage in 1956, she moved to the Home Ranch at Chianti, California, becoming active and devoted to the Seghesio family wine business. Rachel Ann weighed grapes and handled accounting and payroll for the family during its bulk wine production; upon bottling their first wine under their own name in 1983, Rachel Ann became an ambassador for the Seghesio brand. She quickly developed a reputation for her gracious hospitality and legendary culinary skills whereby she brought her extensive garden to the table. She later became a travelling ambassador for the winery into the marketplace. Her last role, by far the most rewarding, began in 2006 when, at the request of her son Peter, she began working as hostess of the family's weekend wine and food pairings. She delighted in sharing with guests Seghesio's rich 100+ year history and made a remarkable impression on those she met. Rachel Ann was a woman of great integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity and an indomitable faith. She was a passionate individual who lived richly and was deeply spiritual, nurturing and selfless, always putting others before herself. She was an avid traveler with her favorite traveling companion, her daughter, Camille. She loved the Home Ranch, her garden and her pets. She adored her children and grandchildren and was a devoted, nurturing mother and grandmother. Her inquisitive intellect spurred a voracious appetite for reading; she co-founded a book club in 1964, which is still ongoing today. Rachel Ann richly nurtured her friendships like a garden and they bore fruit. She was preceded in death by her husband Eugene Peter Seghesio; and is survived by her beloved family, son Peter Seghesio, daughter Amy Camille Seghesio, daughter-in-law Cathy Clements Seghesio; grandsons Joseph and William Seghesio; brother Fred Passalacqua (Donna), sister Jeanne Passalacqua; and numerous nieces and nephews. A rosary vigil will be held at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Asti Monday, October 11th at 6:30 p.m. with visitation starting at 5:00 p.m. Funeral mass and service will be held at St. John's Catholic Church in Healdsburg on Tuesday October 12th at 12:00 noon. Memorial donations in Rachel Ann's name may be made to St. John's School; the family plans to establish a scholarship fund in Rachel Ann's name. Funeral arrangements are being handled by FRED YOUNG FUNERAL HOME IN CLOVERDALE 707-894-2540.



Rae Mildred Ekstrom

Rae Mildred Ekstrom, 79, of Oxnard, passed away Sept. 28, 2010 at St. John's Hospital after a lengthy illness., She was born on Oct. 8, 1930 in Yakima, Wash., and was a resident of Ventura County for 41 years. She enjoyed writing, reading, sewing and telling stories., She was preceded in death by her mother, Gwendolyn Phelps; father, Everett York; son, Rich; and husband, Richard., She is survived by her sons, Bill, Douglas, James, Steve; daughters, Virginia and Carole; 15 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and sister, Wilma (Jim) Phillips., There will be a chapel service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16 at Funeraria del Angel Conrad-James Reardon., Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Funeraria del Angel Conrad-James Reardon, 401 W. Channel Islands Blvd., Oxnard; 487-4911.



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 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 R. "Rick" Shuman Sr.

Richard passed away peacefully on September 30, 2010 at his home in Rohnert Park. He was 63 years old. Richard was born on July 15, 1947 in Epherta, Washington. At the age of 17, he joined the, and served on the USS Independence as a Radar Operator during the, . He later worked for the Northwestern Pacific Railroad in Northern California for nearly 20 years, he was a Brakeman and Conductor. Richard was an outdoorsman who loved raising his two sons "The Boys". He is survived by his sons Ricky and Johnny of Santa Rosa; sister Marge Thomasson of Hanford, CA. Richard was a great story teller, especially if it was about his years on the railroad or time in the Navy. He relished his time with his sons and their friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday October 10th, at 1:00 p.m. at the Windsor-Healdsburg Mortuary, 9660 Old Redwood Highway, Windsor, CA. Family and friends are invited to attend.



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 Allen

Robert Morgan Allen Always the consummate sailor at an early age Bob took his final voyage after 80 years of living, loving and giving his family and friends the joy of his company. Survived by his wife, Marlene of 58 years, son Bill Allen, wife Katie, daughter Lori Brady, husband Terry, grandchildren Melissa, husband Dave, Brad, wife Karie, Kara, Erika, Brian and Blaire. Bob was born in Los Angeles, graduated from Hamilton High, BS from, , a Masters from USC. Served in the, in the Navy and left as a LTJR. Bob moved to northern CA and became part of the beginning Semiconductor companies in Silicon Valley, Dir. of Finance for Fairchild Semiconductor, President of Dyna Craft and VP. of NAS, part of National Semiconductor. He retired early to achieve our shared dream of sailing on our boat, Maria Elena, San Francisco to Mexico, and exploring the South Pacific Islands. Many more boating adventures followed over the years, the last twelve in our Trawler, Sea Chantey. Never far from a boat he was Staff Commodore of Sausalito Yacht Club, Staff Commodore of Pacific Interclub Yacht Association, RC of Cruising Club of America SF Station. Later on he spent 20 fantastic summers on his boat at Grindstone Joe's in the Delta. His warm smile, hearty laugh was shared with many friends through the years. He will be missed. Celebration of Life will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 240 Tiburon Blvd, Tiburon, on October 16, 2010 at 1:00 pm. Contributions may be made in his memory to Hospice By The Bay, Larkspur, CA.



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 Elmer "Bob" Shirrell Sr.

Died Saturday, October 2, 2010 at the age of 90 from a confluence of forces that would have more quickly vanquished many a younger man. Born in Santa Barbara on August 21, 1920, his childhood was highlighted by sailing, his favorite pastime. When his older sister won a scholarship to Mills College, their family moved to Berkeley. After graduation from high school, he worked a gold mine in Bodie and on the Ford assembly line in Richmond during its struggles with UAW union recognition. He enrolled at UC Berkeley as an engineering major, and there he met Barbara Ann Martin. They were married on May 9, 1942. A US Navy enlistee, he worked in the shipyards of Alameda and was then deployed to the Pacific, using his engineering skills to help demagnetize their ship to make it less vulnerable to mines. The destination of the LST646 delivered her men and tanks on the beach of Iwo Jima, where Bob saw the original raising of the flag on Mt. Suribachi, as well as the more famous photographed ceremony that followed. Their first son, Robert, Jr., was born in Berkeley a year after he returned from the war. Moving to Santa Rosa in 1948, he opened Shirrell Motors, a Ford-Lincoln-Mercury dealership. In 1949, the Chinese government offered "a job he couldn't refuse" as an engineer with more money and benefits far beyond anything he could do here. Just when he and his family were ready to leave, Mao Zedong "made the Chinese government an offer they couldn't refuse," And so, their second son Stephen was born in Santa Rosa later that summer. A member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Bob worked with Charles Carniglia to restore the Rose Parade, a 32 year tradition that had been canceled in 1926. In 1953, when he started his work in the insurance industry, the Bob Shirrell most people knew emerged. After leaving New York Life Insurance, he began a half-century career as an independent agent. To poor to hire anyone, he learned by doing - thousands of spreadsheets by hand, detailing utilization and cost by category for every person or group he represented. He developed expertise in the patterns and evolution of health care costs. He negotiated contracts for the first HMO in Sonoma County in Washington, D.C., and administered health and dental programs for cities, counties, and schools from San Diego to Eureka and the Central Valley. He was also well known for developing "self insured" groups. He was the 'go-to guy' for insurance. After Barbara's death in 1976, he met and married Janne' Carlin, who was his unwavering and devoted helpmate for the next 34 years. He was an avid student of economics and politics, a great storyteller with stories of Vonnegut and Le Guin and the poetry of Omar Khayyam. In addition to his wife and sons, he is survived by his sister Jane, grandchildren Aimee and Gillian and great-grandchildren Ihlara and Owen. His kind and generous nature was loved by all. Thoughtful to the end, Bob requested no public funeral. Donations to remember Bob may be made to Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation, 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 525-3730



Robert Michael Simonetti

Robert Michael Simonetti, of Thousand Oaks, passed away on Monday, Oct. 5, 2010., He was born in Long Beach on Jan. 21, 1957 to Albert and Jeanette Simonetti. He attended St. Barnabas Elementary, St. Anthony High School, LB Poly High School and Long Beach City College where he was an active member of the Order of Tilsmen. Robert was an entrepreneur in retail and restaurant business. He worked for Taco Bell and later in management positions for Pollys Pies, Fiddler Three, Rusty Pelican and Red Onion. He relocated to Thousand Oaks where he opened his own sports bar/restaurant, The Yucatan Cantina, for 15 years., After the restaurant, Robert owned and operated Conejo Motors and Image Motor Transport. He enjoyed working on vintage cars, playing music, and being surrounded by family and friends., Robert thoroughly enjoyed spoiling his special girls - his golden retrievers, Alexis and Carmen, who will miss him very much., Robert is preceded in death by his mother, Jeanette Simonetti, and survived by his father, Al; brother, Frank; sisters, Joanne (Charles) Shelton, and Nancy (Robert) Hoyt; along with his nieces and nephews, Lisa and Carly Shelton, and Matthew and Steven Hoyt., Our hearts have a hole with your name on it and your time should have been much longer with us - You are finally home., Viewing is from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10 at Luyben Family Dilday-Mottell Mortuary with a Rosary to follow at 6 p.m. in the mortuary chapel. Funeral is at 11 a.m. Monday, October 11 at St. Barnabas Catholic Church. Interment is at All Souls Cemetery.



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.,



Rosalind "Roz" Wright

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

O'ROURKE, ROSANNE J. "ROSIE" (OLIVEIRA) - Entered into rest at home in Santa Rosa, CA, October 6, 2010 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. A native of Ceres, CA, she was 58. Loving 20-year wife of Daniel T. O'Rourke of Santa Rosa. Dearly beloved and proud mother of Patrick (Tui) Bundock of Chantaburi, Thailand. Adored grandmother of Guinness, 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; sister-in-laws, Kathleen (Greg) Hamblin; Maureen (Eric), O'Rourke; Aileen (Steve) Kinerk; brother-in-laws, Patrick O'Rourke and Michael (Angie) O'Rourke; and numerous nieces, nephews and countless loving friends. Rosie is preceded in death by her parents, Frank J. and Mary M. (Logsdon) Oliveira, and her sister, Connie Kennedy. Rosie was raised in Petaluma and is a graduate of the Petaluma High School, class of 1970. She was general manager of Wyvern Restaurant, Inc., operators of Round Table Pizza, for 35 years. She was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church. She enjoyed the outdoors, including hiking, camping, scuba-diving, flying and motorcycle trips. Most of all, she received great joy in helping others to succeed as well as spending her time with family and friends. Family and friends are invited to meet and attend a Funeral Mass at 11, a.m. on Saturday, October 16, at the Cathedral of St. Eugene's (corner of Farmer's Lane and Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa). Interment will follow at Santa Rosa Memorial Park. LAFFERTY & SMITH COLONIAL CHAPEL (4321 Sonoma Highway, Santa Rosa) will provide visitation hours on Friday, October 15, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., where at 7 p.m. 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



Roshan Rahbari

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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.




GONZALEZ, SOFIA P. San Ysidro 09/28/1912 to 10/08/2010 Viewing Tues. Oct. 12th 4-9PM Service Wed. Oct. 13th 12PM at Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey (619) 425-9111 



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,,



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.



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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Simon B. Salas

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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.



Steven J. Sautner

Steven J. Sautner, age 48, of Danbury, died Friday, October 8, 2010 at Danbury Hospital. Visiting hours for Mr. Sautner will be on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY.



Susan Van Kirk Taylor

Sue passed away Thursday night, Sept. 30, surrounded by family in Simi Valley at age 60. Her final days were spent with loving friends and family who continued to shower her with smiles, love, and stories., She is survived by her husband, Craig; daughter, Erin; son, Kenneth and daughter in-law Jacqueline; mother, Phoebe Van Kirk; her brother, Frank Van Kirk of Freestone, Calif.; brother, John, his wife Monika, and their two daughters Lydia and Juliana Van Kirk of Centennial , Colo., Sue was born in Los Angeles on Aug. 13, 1950 and graduated from UC Davis with a degree in child development and USC with a master's degree in physical therapy. Her love of being outdoors, camping, being with friends, music, and children started early and continued throughout her life. Sue was a pediatric physical therapist for 35 years., She worked for Simi Valley Hospital in the Child Development Center for the past 25 years and was loved and admired by children, parents, and co-workers alike. For the past three decades, Sue was a devoted member and actively involved in both church and the community teaching Sunday school, leading the youth group, organizing pageants, and supporting other charitable organizations., In addition, she always kept family her number one priority and was the biggest supporter for Erin and Kenny's sports, education, and lives., Memorial services to celebrate Sue's life will be held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 16, at Kirk o' the Valley Church, 19620 Reseda St., Reseda, CA 91335. We are asking donations be made to Kirk o' the Valley Church, Sue Taylor Memorial Fund to be used toward a new organ so others can hear the music she loved or a charity of your choice involving children, the other love of her life. She will be dearly missed and never forgotten.



Thelma Maurine (Roberts) Shipp

Maurine Shipp, a truly remarkable woman, died Sept. 26, 2010 at the age 97 of in Berkeley., Born in San Antonio, Texas, in 1912, the oldest of five children, she started working at the phone company at 16 and supported her family through the depression. She enlisted in the Women's Auxiliary (later the Army) Corps after the attack on Pearl Harbor and was stationed in Papua New Guinea and the Philippines. Sergeant Shipp worked in communications relaying information via Morse code. Her jungle stories of native peoples, shrunken heads, and Tokyo Rose referring to members of her military company by name were lessons of geography, history, and war propaganda that stirred her children's imagination for years., After WWII, Maurine lived in New York City, worked for David Crystal (Izod), attended Columbia University on the GI bill, and was involved in the movements for worker rights. In 1960, she moved to California with her two children, Miriam and Evan Shipp. While a single mom and working full-time, she attended Cal State Northridge earning both her bachelor's degree in education and master's degree in psychology after the age of 50., Maurine was a school teacher in the small town of Piru, and later taught and performed Psychometrics for the Fillmore Unified School District where she worked into her 70s. After retirement, Maurine moved to Oaxaca, Mexico, where she resided from the age of 75 until 90. Asked what she did all day in Oaxaca, she said, "I live," and she did!, She is survived by her two children, their spouses, Martin Hammer and Colby Morrow, and grandchildren, Aron Martinez and Izaak Shipp. Friends are invited to share memories and correspond with the family at



Thomas Hayden Patterson Jr.

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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 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




CASTANEDA, VICTORIA (GOODSON) Victoria passed away peacefully on September 4, 2010 at Kaiser Hospital after battling a long illness. She knew she was surrounded by the love of her family and friends. Vicki was born on October 16, 1950 in Pasadena, CA. Then moved to San Diego in 1963. Victoria was preceded in death by her mother Marguerite McAnulty. She is survived by her loving husband of 22 years, Macky Castaneda, and sons, Eric and Nick Castaneda. Also, her sister Paulette Goodson, brother Chris Goodson and brother-in-law Bill and niece Maggie Majoue. She is also survived by her aunts Barbara Hines and Alberta Hearn. Vicki will be lovingly missed by her cousins: Mark Leaf, Rhonda Felix, Scott Hines and Albert Hearn. Vicki was known for her adventurous and loving spirit and let many family and friends draw upon her strength while walking along the path of life. She will be lovingly missed and fondly remembered by everyone she knew. A Memorial service and celebration of Vicki's life will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. at her and Mackey's home. All those who knew Vicki, please come to her celebration. For more information please call Sheri at (760) 752-8695.



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



Vernon D. Stokes

Vern left us on October 1, 2010 with his wife Pat, and daughter Kathy at his side. Vern was a kind, loving and compassionate man. He always had a smile on his face and a song in his heart. Born in San Francisco in 1920, Vern grew up, and went to school, in the City. After World War II, he graduated from USF Law School and was the Attorney for the Board of Trade. He then went into private practice and retired in 1987. Upon his retirement, Vern and Pat moved to Oakmont. Vern became a founding member on the Board of Directors of the golf club from the beginning of the RPOGC until winning the lawsuit and the formation of the Oakmont Golf Club. Vern will be greatly missed by his wife Pat, his daughter Kathy (Peter), son Michael (Jane), five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank Green Acres Manor (Kenwood) and Sutter VNA Hospice for the loving and compassionate care they gave Vern for the last 17 months. Donations may be made to the, or Sutter VNA Hospice. Private services will be held.



Vincente J. Reza

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WARD, John Herbert

WARD, John Herbert John Ward, father, son, brother, teacher, coach, mentor and friend passed away at the age of 55 in Santa Barbara, CA after a short battle with colon cancer. John grew up in Long Beach, CA and graduated from Wilson High School in 1973. He graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 1978 with a BS in Mathematics. In 1980,



Walt Nobriga

Walt Nobriga Sept. 30, 1921 - Oct. 11, 2008 A life will lived, well loved And well remembered..... 



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 Adams (Bill) Wheeler

Faithful servant of Christ, William (Bill) Adams Wheeler, 83, of Colusa, CA passed away on Sept. 30, 2010. He was born on October 7, 1926 in Oroville, CA to Jim and May Wheeler and raised in Gridley. Bill served almost 6 years in the U.S., . He married Joan Cadwallader in1954. After graduating from the University of Redlands they moved to No. CA and Bill attended Berkeley Baptist Divinity School, where he received his Master of Divinity. After ordination he served the Glenn Baptist Church for 2 years. Bill joined the CA-NV United Methodist Conference, serving churches in Lovelock, NV, Point Arena, Smith River, Knights Landing, Colusa, Princeton and Williams, CA. After retirement in 1989, he filled in at Arbuckle, Guinda, Meridian and Maxwell, as well as supply preaching. In every community he lived, Bill volunteered in many different capacities. Survivors include Joan, his loving wife of 55 years; daughters: Lisa (Gary) Weir of Marysville, Linda (Bill) Wright of Fresno, Suzi (Dave) Hargadon and Nancy (Lee) Careaga of Woodland; 11 Grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 2 Step-great grandchildren; Sisters: Vinetta Cameron, Helen Taylor, Eva Bowser and Dorothy (W.F.) Little. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Jim Wheeler and great granddaughter Laurel Lyvonne. Memorial Services will be on Sat., October 16, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Trinity United Methodist Church on the corner of 5th and Oak Streets, Colusa, CA. Bill will be laid to rest in a private burial service at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Trinity United Methodist Church Memorial Fund at P.O. Box 681, Colusa, CA 95932, Habitat for Humanity or a charity of your choice in memory of William A. Wheeler. Send Condolences at



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 James Bullis

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