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Arthur Thomas Knutson Born January 12, 1926 in Wenatchee, Washington to Elsa Augusta Sophia Maria Lehne of Springfield, Minnesota and Palmer Toy Knutson of Mills Fall, Iowa. Arthur passed away October 6, 2010 in Marin County with his family by his side. An aficionado of Beethoven, sports cars and a veteran paratrooper of, , Arthur is survived by Carole, his wife of 28 years, sister Lola (Everett) and brothers Lyle (Gayle) and Robert (Carol), as well as sons Eric (Jennifer) and Chris (Beatriz), daughters Kathleen (Mark) and Karen (Robert), and many nieces and nephews. He doted on grandsons Tyler, Spencer, Brian, Dillon and Henry and will be missed by all. He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Alice and Eunice, and son Thomas. Arthur earned a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering at Stanford University in 1952 and settled in Marin in 1956 to work with the California Department of Highways (currently known as Cal Trans) designing freeways. At the County of Marin, Arthur worked on the Veterans Auditorium and Exhibit Hall. Later, specializing in geotechnical work, Arthur never met a landslide that he couldn't fix. He was an entrepreneur at heart and started his own engineering firm, Subsurface Engineering, where he was principal for 36 years. Arthur also designed foundations and retaining walls for many San Francisco Bay Area office buildings, hotels, residences and wineries. Arthur was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and a lifetime member of Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC). Arthur served a total of 44 years in elected public service, including Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District (1958-1962), North Marin Water District (1975-1983, president 1977) and the Novato Sanitary District (1982-2009), serving nine terms as president). Innovative projects include raising and restoring Stafford Lake Dam to include flood control and the use of treated recycled water, growing hay and raising cattle off of highway 37, and the use of recycled water for Stonetree Golf Course. Arthur believed "small changes can make a big difference." Arthur loved his family, sailing, walks on open space, watching sports, his work and public service. He was a season ticket holder to the Marin Symphony, San Francisco Ballet and Stanford Football and others. With his snow-white beard and jolly demeanor he also volunteered as Santa Claus for a variety of winter events, to great effect. All those who spent any time with Arthur knew his love and caring ways. A memorial celebration of Arthur's life will be on Sunday, October 17th, 2:00 p.m., at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church at 967 5th Street, Novato. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Marin Conservation League at 1623-A Fifth Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901.
Aleda Marie Mialocq Nov. 5, 1932 - Sept. 24, 2010 Aleda passed away on Sept 24, 2010 in Eureka Ca. after her battle with cancer. She was 77. She will be dearly missed by her close family and friends and all who were lucky enough to have known her. She was a truly special person. Aleda was a native and lifelong resident of San Francisco, the city she loved. She graduated from George Washington H.S. In 1952 she was the first runner up in the Miss San Francisco pageant. Aleda was gifted with a beautiful voice and entertained the enlisted men during the Korean War. She worked at Brandon College for 55 years. She enjoyed walking for many charities in S.F. She loved spending time with family and friends. She leaves behind her loving sister Alma Perino (Frank); nieces Doreen Perino (Frank Jr.) and Diane Cook; nephew Robert Cook; She is also survived by her cousins Gary Mialocq (Sue); Roger Mialocq and their families, as well as many great-nieces; great-nephews and her new great-great nephew. Aleda was preceded in death by her loving parents, Alfred and Eda Mialocq, her aunts and uncles and her great-niece. In lieu of flowers you may make a contribution to Hospice of Humboldt or to, . Services will be private.
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.
Alice Collins Resident of Sunnyvale, Santa Cruz and Los Altos Alice Collins passed October 5, 2010, 15 days shy of her 100th birthday. Alice was born in Aurora, Nebraska and attended school through college in Wyoming while living in Guernsey, Wyoming She taught K-8 in a country school and when she married Fay Collins had to elope to Nebraska because the law was, married women could not teach school. She was widowed in 1985 and leaves 2 sons, Richard and Gary, 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. A private family dinner was held in her memory Sunday Oct. 10, 2010.
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on August 22, 1926, Allan McCaffrey passed away peacefully at home October 4, 2010 in Palm Desert, Calif. He will be greatly missed by his family, his loving wife, Darlene (Dolly); his four children: daughters, Patty (Mike), Rose-Marie (Mike), Michelle; and son, Kevin. Allan took great pride in his grandchildren, Michael, Bill (Sabrina), Chris, Adam, Sean, Bryan, Dan (Latanya), Jeff (Phoebe) and Jeremy; as well as his four great grand-daughters, Madelyn, Cecelia, Katrya and Charissa. He also is survived by his sister, Doreen; and brother, Gerry. He was fondly referred to as "Uncle Al the Kiddies Pal" by his nephews, nieces and close family friends. Allan was predeceased by his wife, Irene; brother, Ernie; daughter, Sharon; and stepson, Randy. He began his career with Manitoba Telephone and retired from GTE as an engineer. Allan shared his charismatic personality through his storytelling, humor and warmth. He had a unique way of communicating and made anyone in his presence feel special. Allan was active in many organizations, including the Canadian Legion, Knights of Columbus, Curling Club and various community based associations. A celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 11, 2010 at Holy Cross Cemetery, 5835 West Slauson Avenue, Culver City, CA 90230. Donations gratefully accepted to the
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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, www.miltoncarpenter.com.,
Amber Ellis, 4/4/1913 - 9/10/2010, Amber Olivia Strang Ellis passed away on September 10, 2010 in Fair Oaks, California at age 97. She was born on April 4, 1913 in Oroville, Calif., After graduating from Oroville High School, Amber was able to attend college because she bought the winning raffle ticket. The raffle prize was a 1932 Plymouth Coupe which she sold and used the money to attend San Jose State University., While at college she fell in love with her roommate's brother, Page Ellis. They married in August 1934, and were joined by their son Bruce in 1944. They lived in Sacramento, Carmichael and Auburn before the family settled in Roseville in 1956. Amber became very involved in her community. She was the PTA President at Atlantic Street School, Cub Scout Den Mother, member of the American Rose Society and Al-Anon. She loved the theater and was in several community plays, as well as playing a Halloween witch for children at Roseville Hospital. She was also on TV in car commercials. Amber enjoyed traveling, and sharing time with family, friends, and pets., She is survived by her son, Bruce, daughter-in-law, Irene, grandchildren Mark, Rob, and Brian, great-grandchildren Shea, Turner, Calvin, and Alexandra and nieces and nephews in California and Arizona., The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Eskaton Fair Oaks and Villa Del Rey of Lincoln for all the love and care they gave to Amber., A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection 6365 Douglas Blvd. Granite Bay, CA.
Our beloved Andrea (Annie) Jenkins passed away on Thursday, Oct. 7. She was born June 21, 1976., A lifetime resident of Ventura County, she graduated from Hueneme High School where she was a cheerleader. After achieving a certification as a pharmacy technician, she worked at Vons in Oxnard and Rite Aid in Port Hueneme. She worked for three years as the Drill Team Advisor for HUeneme High. More recently she was a full-time student at ITT and working at Anthem Blue Cross in Newbury Park., She was a loving mother to daughters, Jaymee, 14, and Makayla, 12, often spending time with them at movies, shopping, and doing ceramics. She loved to spend time at the Harbor and attending sporting events for her girls and nephew and niece. She enjoyed camping and being with her family., She was preceded in death by brother, Matthew Olin. She is survived by her daughters; parents, Dave and Chris Olin; sister, Jennie Olson (husband Eric), and nephew and niece, Jake and Greta Olson., She was a beautiful soul, full of laughter and warmth whose smile could fill a room. She will be terribly missed., Service is at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17 at Conrad-Carroll Mortuary in South Oxnard, 401 W. Channel Islands Blvd., Oxnard, CA 93033. Reception to follow.
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.
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"Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." Mark Twain On October 8, 2010 Archie LaForte, of Newtown, passed away after 97 wonderful years. Born February 26, 1913, in Ansonia, Archie grew up in Derby with his three brothers, Phil, John and Sam, sons of a barber. When the Depression came, his father told him to quit school and come work in the shop; Archie learned his life's trade. To avoid the Army draft, in October '43, he enlisted in the Navy and served on the USS Alcor as Ship's Service Man 2nd classas a barber. But just before leaving for the service he married Lee Casillo, who, besides being his wife of 58 years and the love of his life, entitled him to an extra $50 a month in Navy pay. After the war, he returned home to barbering with his father until youngest brother Sam could take his place in the shop allowing Archie set up his own business; the year was 1953 and Archie, Lee and two daughters, Lisa and Donna, left the valley for Newtown. Haircuts were 35 cents and Archie walked across Church Hill Road from his home to his shop above the five and dime. Twenty-seven years later, now owner of his own shop, Archie's Country Corner, his daughters through college, Archie bought a "wintering" place in Pompano Beach, Florida where he and Lee grew a second family of dear friends. Archie greeted every day with a laugh and smile and some strong preferences for: rum and coke; OTB; the Elks; spaghetti with meatballs; the Yankees; Spatz, the poodle; Jai alai; and just about everything else life has to offer except vegetables. Archie is survived by his daughters, Lisa Holmes of Newtown and Donna Palmer of Bethel, their respective husbands, Michael and Robert; grandchildren, Ryan and Bridget Holmes, Joshua Palmer, great grandson, Issac Palmer, brother Sam and his wife Pat, his goddaughter and nurse, Lynn Dudas, and his special, caring friend, Alpha Diallo. Friends may call at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown, on Thursday, October 14 from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. followed at 11 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial at St Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Rd., Newtown. Interment will follow at the Newtown Village Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Archie's memory to National MS Society, 659 Tower Ave., Hartford, CT 06112.
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, fairfieldfuneral-home.com.,
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APTOS -- For most of his life, everything Kevin Bradley Williams touched turned to gold. He was captain of the Aptos High School water polo and volleyball teams, graduated at the top of his class, excelled in both athletics and academics in college and was engaged to his college sweetheart.
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LOPEZ, Arsenio S. Feb. 8, 1932 - Oct. 6, 2010 The Lord Jesus send down His angels to guide you to His kingdom. God has your soul, we have you in our hearts. Your wife, Josefa; sons, Feland, and Ferdie; sisters, Eulogia, Felicing and Lena; brother, Jorge; relatives and friends. May your soul rest in peace. Interment 10 a.m. Wed, Oct. 13, Forest Lawn, Glendale.
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, fairfieldfuneral-home.com.,
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Brittney Marie Weaver Our beautiful angel left us too soon on October 3, 2010, after a courageous battle with Osteo Sarcoma and complications from treatment. The memory of her beautiful free spirit and kind nature will live on in our hearts forever. She was an inspiration to all that knew her. She leaves behind many loving friends and family members including; her loving mother Janine Schengel and brother Jeremy Weaver, father Lonnie Weaver, her devoted grandmother Patricia Ench and grandfather Frank Ench, aunts Melinda Bowser and Karen Burrous, uncles Haywood Bowser and Paul Burrous and adoring cousins, Natalie, Ruby, Max and Emma. A memorial will be held on October 17th, 2010 at Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. 2:00-4:00 PM. For all who knew her and loved her please come join us. Donations to Osteo Sarcoma Research and local area blood banks.
Barbara J. (Webb) Gavagan, 77, of Danbury, wife of Roger E. Gavagan, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, at Danbury Hospital on Sunday, October 10th. She was born in Danbury on November 23, 1932, daughter of the late Wilma (Smigala) Webb and the late William H. Webb. She was a graduate of Bethel High School, Class of 1950. Barbara and Roger were married on August 28, 1954, and the two shared 56 years together, raising their family. She worked at Grolier in Danbury for eight years where she made many friends. Barbara was an active parishioner of St. Gregory the Great Church and was a founding member of the Ladies Guild. She also volunteered as a teacher's aide at St. Gregory the Great School. Above all, Barbara was a homemaker who devoted her life to her family. Her happiest moments were spent with her cherished grandchildren, baking cookies, reading to them, watching their sporting events, or simply "slipping them a few dollars." Barbara's true gift was the ability to make friends everywhere she went. She touched many lives through her humor and quiet generosity. Her home was a welcome place for all, and there was always room for one more at the dinner table. Barbara's life was her husband, Roger, and her four daughters, Bonnie A. Cypher, Kathleen A. Weinzierl, Elizabeth M. Burandt and her husband, Horst, Patricia W. Tharas and her husband, Michael; her grandchildren, Justin Weinzierl and his wife, Dayane, Chad Weinzierl, Seamus and Sean Cypher, Jordan and Elise Barbara Burandt, Sophia Wilma and Cloe Tharas. She will also be missed by her brother, Herbert A. Webb and his wife, Lisa; her brothers-in-law, Rodney L. Bourdeau and Vincent Gavagan Jr. and his wife, Eleanor of Inverness, FL; sisters-in-law, Ona-May Hancock, Marilyn Miller and her husband, Neil of Ormond Beach, FL; as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; and her dearest friends, Rosemary Peat, Claire Dunn, and Ellen Kaminsky. She was predeceased by her beloved daughter, Barbara Jean and her beloved sister, Wilma Bourdeau. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 14th at 10 am at St. Gregory the Great Church. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White Street, Danbury, on Wednesday evening between the hours of 4 to 8pm. Memorial Contributions in her memory may be made to Healing Hearts, A Program of Regional Hospice, 405 Main St. Danbury, CT 06810. To light a candle of hope and remembrance please visit our website at
born May 19, 1925 in Roseburg, Oregon, died in Eureka on October 8, 2010 at the age of 85. A long-time resident of Eureka, she is survived by her loving family. Private services will be held in Coos Bay, Oregon. Please sign the guest book at
Bernice passed away October 8, 2010 at Rideout Memorial Hospital in Marysville, with her family by her side. She was born in San Francisco on September 7, 1916 and is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bob. Bernice was a resident of Penn Valley for 35 years and a member of the Nevada County Jewish Community Center Sisterhood. She was an avid fan of the San Francisco Giants and the game of golf. A gifted seamstress and knitter, Bernice also enjoyed her flowers and gardening at home and was a member of numerous groups in Lake Wildwood where she resided. Bernice was fiercely independent, loved traveling, especially to Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico, and cherished her relationships with her family and friends. Bernice is survived by her son, Jeffrey Citron and daughter-in- law, Susan Lausten-Citron of Oregon House, her daughter, Lauretta Citron-Walkup and son- in-law, Duane Walkup, of San Francisco, her grandson, Omaha Perez and two great-grandchildren, Lennon and Ileana Perez of Redondo Beach, her step-granddaughter, Angie Zirkle and step-great-granddaughter, Angelina Zirkle of Cotati, and two step-sons, Harold Cole of Phoenix, and Bob Cole, Jr., of Redding. A celebration of Bernice's life will be held at Temple B'Nai Harim, 506 Walsh Street, Grass Valley on Thursday, October 14th at 9:30 a.m. A private family inurnment has been arranged with Ullrey Memorial Chapel of Yuba City. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions be made to the , the Alzheimer's Society of Nevada County, or the Dobbins-Oregon House Improvement Foundation. Send Condolences at
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Betty J. Cooper, age 84, passed away Monday October 4th, 2010, in Orange, California. She is survived by her three children, Elaine Cooper-Lee, Michele Cooper, and Russell L. Cooper, Jr. (Denise); 5 grandchildren, and 5 great- grandchildren. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 1:30 pm at Sierra View Memorial Park in Olivehurst, California. Sierra View Mortuary in Olivehurst in charge of local arrangements. Visit us online at, . Send Condolences to
Bill Marler, age 71, died on October 8, 2010 in Stockton after a long illness, with his family by his side. A resident of Stockton for 47 years, Mr. Marler was born in Mountain Home, Arkansas in 1939. He relocated to California in 1955, where he began a nearly 50-year career in the automotive services industry. He held positions with three Stockton automotive service companies, and concluded his career with Rare Parts, Inc. in 2003. Mr. Marler was a sports car and Harley-Davidson enthusiast. He won numerous awards as an amateur autocross racer and was a charter member of one of Stockton's original autocross organizations, the 711 Mustang Club. In his later years, Mr. Marler traveled across the country several times with his wife Barbara on one of his prized Harley-Davidson Electra Glide motorcycles. Mr. Marler is survived by his high-school sweetheart and wife of 50 years, Barbara. He is also survived by his daughters, Tammy Smith of Yuba City, and Cindy Vernon of Livermore; his son, Tom Marler of Tampa, FL; his sister, Inez Graham of San Andreas; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A Graveside Service will be held at Sutter Cemetery 7200 Butte Avenue, Sutter, CA. 95982, on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. A reception will follow. No visitation will be held. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Hospice of San Joaquin. Send Condolences at
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In Loving Memory of Billy Joe Buchanan 1944 - 2010 Billy resided in Bakersfield for several years. He graduated from Bakersfield High School and attended Bakersfield College. He leaves behind six sisters and one brother: Eular Clemons, Pearl Barefield, Lucille Fisher, Ruby Virges, Castree Williams, Arlene McGregory and Bobby Buchanan.
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Marie Rose (Nichols) Brimner, 83 SAN MARCOS -- Mrs. Marie Brimner peacefully went home to the Lord on Monday, October 4, 2010 at her .....
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Loving Memory of Chrystale Lynn Brumfield Oct. 12, 1967 - June 19, 2010 There is not a day that goes by and you're not .....
C. Marion,Mo, Turkiewicz passed peacefully on Oct. 7, 2010, at Mary Health of the Sick, Newbury Park., Mo was born July 20, 1924, in Holdcroft, Va. Mo began teaching in Richmond, Va., after graduating from what is now known as Longwood University, Farmville, Va. She taught school in both the Hawaiian and Alaskan territories in the late 1940s, when both places were still US territories and considered somewhat uncharted territory for a young, single Virginia school teacher., In 1949, while teaching in Alaska, she married, George Turk Turkiewicz, an Air Force pilot. During Turks Air Force career, Mo and Turk lived and traveled to Washington, D.C., Colorado, California, Mississippi, Libya, Germany, New Mexico, and Hawaii. When Turk retired from the Air Force, they moved to Camarillo in 1965, where Turk began a second career for the Navy at Pt. Mugu Naval Air Station. Mo and Turk were married for more than 60 years and they have two grown children, Steve and Michele (Micki)., Due to Turks Air Force career, which included a lot of travel and remote assignments, Mo was the mom-in-charge of child development and home management. She was actively involved with her children's various activities including swim teams, little league, ballet, religious studies, school activities and the parent/teacher association., In addition, Mo was a gracious hostess, known for her impromptu picnics and barbecues as well as the long running neighborhood Christmas Eve house party. Mo had been active in the Ventura County Retired Officers Wives Club and a 25-year member of the St. Johns Pleasant Valley Hospital Auxiliary., She is survived by her husband, Turk; children, Steve (Kim) Turkiewicz, Michele (Chuck) Corder; grandchildren, Christopher (Jennifer) and Stephen (Shelly) Corder; and great-grandchildren, Angel, Madison and Andrew. Mo was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Anne and Francis; and brother, Ernest E. Orange, Jr., A memorial service was held at Mary Health of the Sick Chapel, 2929 Theresa Drive, Newbury Park. Memorials may be made to Mary Health of the Sick.
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STOTT, CHARLENE MAE In loving memory of our mother and grandmother. Charlene Mae Stott was born on January 18, 1927 and passed on October 6, 2010. Her son, Mark Thomas Waterbury, his companion, Dorothy, Charlene's grandson, William and his wife, Mary Grace, survive Charlene. Also surviving Charlene are her daughter, Susan Tessada, her son-in-law, Ronald, and Charlene's grandson Mark. Services will be at graveside Friday, October 15th, 11:00 a.m. at Temecula Public Cemetery.
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SGT. CHARLES R. "DOC" KNAPP LASD 3/17/1927-10/12/2009 I see you everywhere I go! Love, Sylvia
CALVIN WAYNE CARTER Passed away on Monday, Sept. 27, 2010. Born May 6, 1964. He was 46 years old. Born in Modesto, CA. He is survived by his mother, Sam LeMaster; 2 sisters, Rhonda McMann of Hemet and Sheryl Pehrson of Mesa, AZ; 1 niece, 4 nephews and 3 great-nephews. Services will be Sat., 16th, 2pm at Act 1 International Christian Fellowship, 28390 Hwy. 74, Menifee, CA 92585.
Camillo Tomaino, age 87, of Brookfield, the husband of Edith (Rossi) Tomaino and son of the late Pietro and Rosa Tomaino, passed away in his home on Sunday, October 10, 2010 after a brief illness. Mr. Tomaino, or "Poppi" as he was known to his grandchildren, was born on November 10, 1922, in Decollatura (CZ) Italy, the youngest of seven. At the age of 15 he immigrated to the US and settled in Danbury. In, he served as a US Army medic in India and the Philippines. In 1948 he met and fell in love with his wife, whom he married in 1950. He was blessed with a daughter, Karen Tomaino-Iannucci of Kent. He worked hard to support his family, at one time holding three jobs. He retired as a supervisor at Davis and Geck in 1985. He spent his retirement helping to raise his grandchildren Michael Tomaino-Iannucci of Cambridge Mass., Nick Tomaino-Iannucci of Brookfield, and Bianca Tomaino-Iannucci of Kent. He loved to help his friends and family. If he couldn't help, he always "knew a guy" who could. An active member of Danbury's Italian-American community, he was often found playing bocce or Italian cards at the Amerigo Vespucci Lodge, where he was president in 1993 and an active lifetime member. He was also a member of the Catholic War Veterans and the American Legion. In addition to his wife, daughter, and grandchildren, he is survived by his sister-in-law Mary Scattolini, as well as dozens of nieces and nephews in the US, Canada, Italy, and Argentina. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 14th, 2010 at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Brookfield. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury. The family will receive friends in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Amerigo Vespucci Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 641, Danbury CT 06813.
Carl entered life on April 17, 1927 in Winona, MN. He passed away October 8, 2010 in Torrance, CA. Carl served in the U.S.
Carmen Martinez Reyes, 39, was struck and killed while bicycling Sept. 21, 2010, in the Alviso area of San Jose, Calif.
Carmen Mifsud A longtime resident of San Bruno, passed away on October 10, 2010 at the age of 81. She is survived by her daughters, Marlene Miller-Picchi and Jozet Vella, both of Millbrae; her grandchildren, Joseph Miller (Kathryn), Elizabeth Clements (Chris), and John Miller (Maria) and great-grandchildren; Maria Dolores, Gavin, Leah and Emily Carmela; dear sister of Doris Curmi, Jack Brincat and Lillian Hili. She was a native of Qormi, Malta and moved to this Country in 1962. Carmen was an active member of the Maltese American Social Club and the San Bruno Senior Center. She loved spending time with her family, tending to her garden, cooking, traveling around town and taking day trips. Family and friends may visit after 6:30 PM Thursday, October 14, 2010 at St. Dunstan's Church, 1133 Broadway in Millbrae where the Vigil service will begin at 7:00 PM. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Friday, October 15, 2010 at the Church. Committal will follow the service at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to your favorite charity.
Carmen Ricketts, 89, of Redding died Saturday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
Carol Ann Baker June 24, 1943 - October 7, 2010 Graveside services for Carol Ann Baker will be held at Tehachapi Cemetery on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Carol Ann Baker, 67, of Bakersfield, California answered God's call home on October 7, 2010. Carol was born to parents, Hubert and Alma Baker on June 24, 1943 in Cortez, Colorado. She is preceded in death by her loving parents; brothers, Howard and Harold Baker and her sister, Lucille Lynn. She is survived by her caring husband, Walter Baker; brothers, Ralph and Ted Baker; sisters, Dorris Mellott, Jean Mellott and Toni Esser; sons, Eugene (Sheila) Buffington, Terry Buffington, Walter (Kim) Baker, Wesley Baker, Randy (Deanna) Baker and Ralph Baker; daughters, Carol Sue (Mike Flynn) and Kathy (Cory) Puttbrese; 21 grandchildren, Robert, Cassie, Calahand, Triyona, Brandon, Kacey, Blaine, Jessica, Walter Jr., Miranda, Karrie, Tiffany, Brian, Anthony, Sara, Kayla, Jay, Ryan, Amber, Blake and Gloria; 4 great grandchildren, Jonny, Khiera, Yasmeen, and Jayden. Carol spent most of her childhood in Colorado but had fond childhood memories of a summer spent in California that always drew her back. In 1984, Carol and Walter decided to move their family to California. Carol, a devoted Christian, the spiritual rock of her family, filled her days with caring for her family and serving the Lord. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her many grandchildren. For additional information, please contact Basham Funeral Care at 873-8200. Basham Funeral Care
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 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 www.camarillomortuary.com.
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, 31, died July 9, 2010, of a fall on Eichorn Pinnacle, Yosemite National Park, Calif. An ardent climber, she was also studying for her doctorate in political science at Stanford University.
Christina (Tina) Smith, Resident of San Jose, Born April 16, 1939 in Baden-Baden, Germany quietly slipped into the next phase of her life on October 3, 2010. She is now free of her long pain and suffering. Missing her greatly are her loving husband Burton, daughter Susie, and her husband Tom, their sons Ryan and Kenneth, son Patrick, and his wife Michelle, son Roger and his wife Sarah and their son Simon. Her brother, Rainer resides in Germany. Many will fondly remember her as the 'Hallmark Card Lady' in the Evergreen area Walgreen stores. Tina dearly loved her three cats and asked that any remembrance be a donation in her name to The Humane Society of Silicon Valley. Tina requested that there be no memorial or funeral services.
Claire Christensen Claire Christensen, 82, of Charlotte NC passed away at Mecklenberg Health Care Ctr on Sunday, October 10, 2010. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and friend to many. Claire spent 39 years in Lompoc, CA., raising her family and volunteering at the Senior Citizens Club. She enjoyed homemaking, playing Bingo and was an Avon lady for ten years. She was born on May 15, 1928 in Kennecott, Alaska to Oscar G. Olson and Aileene T. Olson. Mrs. Christensen was predeceased by her husband of 40 years, Harold J. Christensen. Survivors include her son Charles and his wife Barbara of Brookdale, Ca., son Maurice and wife Katt of Lake Isabella CA., daughters Aileene and husband Kim Hammar of Charlotte NC, Dorothy and husband Tom Finch of San Jose CA., Kathy Christensen of Denver NC, and grandchildren, Krista, Tanya, and Tami Hammar of Charlotte NC, and Sara and Jacob Christensen of California. A private celebration of life gathering will be held at the residence of Kim and Aileene Hammar. Arrangements for the family are being made by Fort Mill Funeral Home of SC. Condolences may be left for the family at www.fortmillfuneralhome.com
CLARA LOUISE FLAKE Age 100, of Wildomar passed away on October 7, 2010. Clara was born in Lead, S.D. in 1910. She and her husband, Jack were longtime residents of Perris, and well known in the community. Clara worked at Kirkpatrick\'s Market for many years and is fondly remembered by many of her customers. One of Clara\'s great joys was dancing at the Joshlyn Senior Center in Redlands. Clara was predeceased by her husband Jack and son David. She is survived by a daughter, Claire Grill and her husband, Gary; a son Tim Flake and his wife Sandra; daughter-in-law Mary (Flake) Green; 9 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at Perris Valley Cemetery on Thursday, October 14, at 11:30 am and will be followed by a luncheon to honor Clara at Miller-Jones Mortuary, 1835 North Perris Blvd.
Claudetta Young 1933 - 2010 Claudetta Young of Blue Springs, Missouri, died on Friday, October 8, 2010 at the age of 77. Beloved daughter of the late Henry Manford and Norma Louise Cohoon, devoted mother of Mike (LaNova) Young and Paul (Teri) Young; loving grandmother of Danielle Young and Matthew Young; cherished great-grandmother of Jude Young; dear brother of Charles Cohoon, Linda Warnhoff, Anita Cohoon Wendell Cohoon and Daniel Cohoon; beloved aunt and friend to many. Services: The family is being served by The Baue Funeral and Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles, MO where visitation will be Tuesday, Oct. 12. A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at St. Charles Memorial Gardens, 3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles, MO. The Baue Funeral & Memorial Center (636) 946-7811
Claudia June Rennie, born June 16, 1935, received her angel wings early in the morning of Oct. 9, 2010. She will be remembered as a loving wife, wonderful mom, and proud grandma., She is survived by her devoted husband, Frank; children, Kandy, Tami (Dave), Kevin (Donna) and Shelly (Terry); grandchildren, Ashley, David, Jessie, Jeremy, Michael, Melissa and Christy (Josh). She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Helen Wagner., The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Los Robles Medical Center for your support and understanding these last few weeks. We would also like to say a very special Thank You to Dr. Dawson. Your exceptional care and love for our mom will never be forgotten., Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 15 at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park (2052 Howard Road, Camarillo).
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, 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.
Collette Wood, 70, Program Director and Executive Director with the Boys and Girls Club of Desert Hot Springs and a former journalist with the Hollywood Reporter where she covered theatre, television and wrote a feature column, died Friday, October 1, 2010 after a long battle with lung cancer. Wood, who also worked for many years as a freelance journalist with the Desert Sun Newspaper and the Los Angeles Times, also served as a book reviewer for West Coast Book Review. She previously worked as a publicist with Universal Studios, United Artists, MGM and Columbia Studios and was partnered for several years with publicist Maria LaMagra in LaMagra & Wood Public Relations. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Allen Wood; daughter Renee and two grandchildren, Brayhna Basingame and Danielle Daniels. Memorial service will be held 3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 15, 2010 at First Baptist Church, 1st and Cactus Street in Desert Hot Springs. Donations can be made to the Boys & Girls Club of Desert Hot Springs, 66150 8th St., Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 or People Helping People U.S.A, 67555 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Suite 113F & 114F, Cathedral City, CA 92234.
CONNIE NECOCHEA 80, Of Hemet, passed away on October 8, 2010 at her daughter\'s home. Connie was born in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico and had been a resident of Hemet for 31 years. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and a member of The Dwelling Place. She also led a Charismatic Service at Our Lady of the Valley for 17 years. She was a Health Aide for 27 years. Connie is survived by her daughter, Aide Emmott and a son, Rudy Nechochea, both of Hemet; 4 brothers, Benito and Carlos Loaiza Aragon of Mexico and Ramon Aragon and Armando Loaiza Aragon of Sacramento; 14 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Anselmo; a daughter, Barabara Garcia; two sons, Sergio and Gabriel and a brother, Dr. Ricardo Loaiza Aragon. Visitation will be Wed., Oct. 13 from 4:00-8:00pm at Hemet Valley Mortuary, 403 N. San Jacinto St., Hemet, CA with a Vigil in Spanish at 6:00pm. Funeral Mass Thurs., Oct. 14, 11:00am at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 26340 Soboba St., Hemet with interment at Riverside National Cemetery. John Rowe, Director 951-658-4433 #FD833
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JAMES, Milly N.: 88; of Santa Barbara; died Oct. 6; memorial service noon Friday at First Presbyterian Church's Chapel of the Good Shep¬ herd; private interment; arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral
Dominic Louis Matteucci Gina Matteucci Dancing among the Stars Dominic Louis Matteucci born Dec. 7, 1919 in Pt. Richmond, CA; Passed away on March 4, 2006. Gina Matteucci born March 5, 1920 in San Francisco, CA; Passed away on September 30, 2010. Married February 2, 1947 and now Together Again. Survived by son David Matteucci of San Rafael. Dominic left Gina after a long illness in 2006 and passed peacefully surrounded by family. Gina waited patiently to join Dom and passed after a short illness, with her son by her side, to be with her husband. Survivors include daughter-in-law Donna Matteucci; Sisters, Laura DeCarlo, Paula Segale and sister-in-law Joanne Gini, cousin Victoria Luciano along with numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial pending--notice to follow.
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Daniel C. Lubben, PhD In loving memory Nov. 20, 1957-Oct. 12, 2009 It has been one long and lonely year since your untimely passing. Your death has left a void in the lives of many - the world has lost an innovative scientist, a loving husband, son, brother, and a wonderful father. Although we ache with sadness for our loss, you will live on forever in our hearts and memories. With all our love, Connie, Nora and Family.
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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.
DEAN HODGES MAR 16, 1959 - OCT 8, 2010 He lived in the Hughson Turlock area all his life. He worked as a carpenter, enjoyed building hot rods, boating, fishing, camping, and spending time with his grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is survived by his mother Priscilla Hodges of Hughson; two daughters, Kacie Berberia of Turlock, Leslie Powers of Delhi; sister, Debbie Keith of Hughson. He has five grandsons, Shawn, Aaron, Tyler Powers, and Lucas and Austin Berberia; nieces, Korey and Katelynn Keith; nephews, Joshua and Kevin Insell; great-nephew James Insell; and great-niece Maddalynn Insell. He was preceded in death by his father, Leslie Hodges. A celebration of life will be held Sunday, October 17th at 12:00 p.m. at Crane Park in Turlock, CA.
DEBORAH SLOAN Age 42, of Corona, CA passed away on 10/09/2010. Services will be held at South Hills Community Church, Tues., 10/12/2010 at 10:00am. Services Entrusted To: FD66-(951) 737-3244 on-line condolences: www.thomasmiller
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A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m. at Parkway Community Church in Fairfield. Inurnment is private., Arrangements are by Fairmont Funeral Home.
Dolores Jean 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, www.mccunechapel.com.,
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, www.mccunechapel.com.,
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 DOYLE RAGSDALE JAN 8, 1937 - OCT 9, 2010 Don passed peacefully on October 9, 2010 in the company of his loving family. Don was born in Atlanta, Kansas and moved with his family to California as a child. After his service in the US Army, he worked in floor covering and operated his own business. Don enjoyed traveling and square dancing. Don is survived by his wife Sarah; daughters, Bronda (Terry) Nidey and Jacklyn Tibbetts; grandchildren, Bronika and Derek Nidey and Shantel, Chelsey and Dustin Tibbetts; and 4 great-grand- children; brother William (Claire) Ragsdale and sister Elva (Carl) Wiseman; in-laws, Helen Crow, Dave and Tiffany Simpson, Rachel Joiner, many nieces, nephews and friends. Don was preceded in death by his wife Jackie, his parents Rease and Goldie Ragsdale, and brothers, Kenneth, Wayne and Phil Ragsdale. Services will be held at Salas Brother Funeral Chapel, 419 Scenic Drive, Modesto, CA. Visitation on Thursday, October 14 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and a memorial service on Friday at 10:00 a.m. with interment following at Ceres Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a memorial donation to the charity of your choice.
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With his family by his side Don went to be with the lord on October 8, 2010. Don was born in Cleburne, Texas on October 24, 1936 to Wesley and Hazel Thacker. He was raised in Richmond, CA where he graduated from Richmond Union High School in 1955. He has been married to Jo Ann for 54 years, and they moved to Santa Rosa in 1963. Don was a Major Appliance Technician, having his own business, D & J Appliance for many years, and later working for JC Penney and, . He retired in 1999. Don is survived by his wife Jo Ann; his children, Don, Marci and Jeff; grandchildren Angel, Devon and Steven and five great-grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to attend Memorial Services at Daniel's Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa, on Friday, October 15, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Santa Rosa Memorial Park. If desired, donations can be made in Don's memory to Cazadero Baptist Camp, P.O. Box 374, Cazadero, CA 95421. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 525-3730
Donald Eugene Phoenix, a Torrance resident for 85 years, passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2010, surrounded by his family. Born on October 28, 1924, Don was the son of the late Percy and Anne Phoenix of California. Don was a lifelong resident of Torrance and graduated Torrance High School. Don then joined the Navy and served his country in the South Pacific in
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Dorotha Glaser, 85, of Redding died Sunday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
DOROTHY BOOTH APRIL 1913 - SEPT 2010 Dorothy Booth, a Turlock resident since 1963, passed away peacefully at Emanuel Medical Center on Wednesday, September 29, 2010. She was born in Nebraska to the late Thomas and May Sturtevent. She was an elementary school, for the Chase County School District in Nebraska for three years. She lived in the Los Angeles area in 1939 then moved to Oakdale in 1953 before she settled to Turlock in 1963. She was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Turlock. She is survived by her five grandchildren, Carrie MacLean, Robert Booth, Crystal Cozine, Jenny Booth, and Samantha Booth. She also leaves behind eight great grandchildren, and daughter-in-law, Sheila Booth. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 11:00am at the 1st Baptist Church of Turlock. Please share your memories and condolences:, www.allenmortuary.com ALLEN MORTUARY
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, www.mccunechapel.com.
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 www.tedmayrfuneralhome.com.
Dorothy Nicolai, loving wife and mother, passed away peacefully at home on September 30, 2010. She was born December 5, 1918 in Washington, D.C. and was a long time Westchester and Torrance resident. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Adam; son John and grandson Johnny. She is survived by her son, Charles (Linda); daughter, Mary (Paul) McPherson; son, Tom (Angie); 6 grandchildren: Kurt, Adam (Tiffany), Lauren, Sean, Jeff, and Andrew; 3 great grandchildren: Kevin, Bryan and D'Angelo; her sister, Jean Heaphy of Long Island, New York; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Dorothy will be fondly remembered for her love of family, friends, and zest for life! A memorial service mass celebrating her life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 15, 2010 at St. Lawrence Martyr Church, 1900 S. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach 90277. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: The Hospice Foundation in Dorothy Nicolai's name, 2601 Airport Drive, Ste. 230, Torrance, CA 90505. Please sign the guest book at
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 www.TedMayrFuneralHome.com.
LaROE, EDWARD T. Capt. Edward T. LaRoe, USN Ret, of Coronado, CA, age 92, died September 3, 2010, at Tiffany Square in Grand Island, NE. Capt. LaRoe, a 38 year resident of Coronado, retired from the Navy in 1972 after 32 years of service. He served as a Naval Aviator in Dive Bombing squadrons in the Solomon Islands and carriers USS Independence and USS Yorktown during, . He received the Navy Cross and the Distinguished Flying Cross. Following the World War II Capt. LaRoe earned a M.S. degree in Aeronautical Engineering and served as an engineering officer. Services will be held October 16th at 2:00 p.m. in Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church, Coronado, CA with Rev David McElrath officiating. Inurnment will take place at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery at 10:00 October 19th. Ed was preceded in death by his parents, his wives, Mary (Ritter) and Jean (Gibbs), and oneson, Edward (III). He is survived by his sister, Alma MacRae, sister-in-law, Priscilla Ulrichs, son Phillip, his wife Kathy, stepdaughters Sandy Stenger and Patti Vecellio, daughters-in-law, Marge LaRoe and Betsy laRoe, three nieces, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
YOSHIKI, EIKO MARCH 25 1920 - SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 EIKO YOSHIKI, AGE 90, LONG TIME SOUTH BAY RESIDENT, PASSED PEACEFULLY. SURVIVED BY SONS GARY, RON(BRENDA), GRANDSONS JARED(JAMIE)DAVID AND THREE GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, SISTERS RUTH YOSHIKI, AYAKO(JOE) YATABE, SETSUKO MINABE, SISTERS IN LAWS TOMOKO KAWAMOTO AND PAULINE KAWAMOTO AND MANY NEPHEWS, NIECES AND COUSINS. A CELEBRATION OF HER LIFE WILL BE HELD OCTOBER 16, 2010 AT THE GARDENA BUDDHIST CHURCH AT 10AM. OFFICIATED BY REV SHINDO. FAMILY REQUESTS THAT IN LIEU OF FLOWERS A DONATION BE MADE TO THE CHARITY OF YOUR CHOICE IN HER NAME.
ALBERS, ELENA CORDERO MISSION May 12, 1941 to Oct. 4, 2010 Greatly beloved, Elena passed peacefully and went to be with her Lord Jesus. She is survived by her four children and their spouses, eleven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Elena is greatly missed. A memorial service will be held Friday, October 15, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. at Greenwood Memorial Park in San Diego, CA. Interment to follow in the Bible Mausoleum.
Elizabeth (Betsy) Carter Mills Jan. 4, 1925-Sep 30, 2010 Elizabeth (Betsy) Mills was known for her great warmth, her love of conversation, her devotion to family and her charming Southern accent. Betsy was a role model for how to love. Her unconditional love, unfailing encouragement, and her zest for life helped shape her children and grandchildren and will remain a part of each of us as we cherish the many wonderful memories of our time with her. Betsy is survived by her sister, Louise Brooks, her brother-in-law Sidney Brooks; four children, Robert W. Mills, Ronald C. Mills, Roderic M. Mills and Suzanne E. Spillner; their spouses, Miriam Mills, Viviana Mangiaterra and Chuck Spillner; and her grandchildren, Jan Barbra Mills, Robert Carter Mills, Michelle Pava Mills, Michelle Elizabeth Mills, Georgi Mills, Makenzie Spillner and Emma L. Spillner. Betsy will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Emily Grace Panicacci Emily Grace Panicacci was born on March 10 1995, and died on Saturday, October 2, 2010. She was fifteen years old. Gracie's smile and childlike, fun-loving personality touched everyone. She loved all animals, especially her little dogs Bubba and Riley. She liked to draw. She enjoyed traveling with her family and playing in the ocean in San Diego. She recently went to Tucson, Arizona, to see her brother Paul off to college. Some of her favorite foods were sushi, chips, and grape soda. She will be missed by her Mother and Father, Jennifer and Scott, her Brothers Paul and Andrew, her Grandpa Jerry, her aunts, uncle, cousins, friends, teachers and community that she touched. This is only a temporary goodbye, Gracie, because we will sing, laugh, talk, eat, swim, wrestle with the dogs, and be silly with you in heaven. But for right now, we will miss your dancing eyes, your beauty, your quick sense of humor, and your sweet cheerful self. A memorial for Gracie will be held at Valley Baptist Church, 2 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael, on Saturday, October 16th at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Animal Rescue Foundation.
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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, fairfieldfuneral-home.com.,
Edgar M. West passed away peacefully at home in Sonoma, California during his afternoon nap on September 11, 2010. He was 88 years old, born December 27, 1921 in San Luis Obispo, California. He served his country in, in the Army Air Corp. as a tail-gunner on a B-25. Edgar West spent 48 years working as a journalist for the Oakland Tribune. His hobbies were collecting books, enjoying art, traveling and gardening. He was always active in local church activities and participated with the local, and Sons of Italy. He was a former Grand Knight of Hayward Knights of Columbus. Edgar is survived by his wife, Rita, of 60 years; son Thomas and daughter-in-law Ronni; and grand daughter Nicole; sons Lawrence, Christopher, Blaise and Michael; brother Richard West; and brother-in-law Bill Sullivan; and niece, Mary. May he rest in peace. A Memorial mass was said at St. Leo's Church, Sonoma, California. Donations may be made to: Seeds of Learning, P.O. Box 2107, Sonoma, California 95476.
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.
Eleanor Mary Zarevich, Resident of Sunnyvale, Born Dec. 8, 1917, in a house in San Jose, Eleanor lived all 92 years of her life within 4 miles of her childhood home in Sunnyvale. Speaking Italian at home, she was the oldest and first of 5 children to attend school and learn English. A graduate of Fremont High School, she regularly attended class reunions with her sister. Her parents, Ernesto and Carmela Borello, were lifelong farmers in Sunnyvale., After graduation from Heald College, she worked as a bookkeeper for Raines Chevrolet on El Camino. Eleanor met and married a Mountain View farmer, Pete Zarevich. They had reached 54 years of marriage at his passing in 2000. She kept the books, fed the workers and helped out with the day to day operations of the ranch until the early 1980's. She also volunteered as an auxiliary worker (pink lady) at El Camino Hospital for almost 4 decades. Her daughters, Diana Vannatta (and Ron, Auburn, CA) and Gail Broderick (and Pat, Mountain View, CA), will remember the importance her Italian heritage played in her life, and how a trip to Reno would cure all her ills; while her grandchildren (Brian, Greg, Angelyn, Jodie, Anna and JP) will remember annual trips to get new school clothes and mouth watering meals at her house., Eleanor leaves behind two sisters, a brother, two daughters, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews., Friends are invited to attend a Vigil Service Friday, October 15, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollenbeck Ave., Sunnyvale. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at St. Simon's Church, 1860 Grant Rd., Los Altos. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Los Altos. In lieu of flowers, donations appreciated in her name to El Camino Hopsital Foundation, 2500 Grant Rd., Mountain View, CA 94040.
Elena Valente Caparelli Resident of San Jose Age 97. Entered into rest October 7, 2010. Beloved husband of the late James Caparelli, loving sister of Antone Valente (Artie), John Valente (Marge), Eleanor Matthews (Lester), Isadora Moreali (Anthony), and the late Al Valente (Dolores), Elmira Lane (Frank), Joseph Valente (Agnes), Ralph Valente (Adeline), Richard Valente, Gloria Moyano (Ed), Louise Chaves (Robert), Barbara Smith (Bill). A Memorial Mass will be held Thursday, October 14, 2010 at St. Martin of Tours Church, 200 Oconnor Dr., San Jose. LIMA-CAMPAGNA-ALAMEDA MISSION CHAPEL serving the family.
Elizabeth A. Clark, 55, of Big Bar died Monday at Trinity Hospital in Weaverville. Arrangements are pending at Forrest Funeral Home in Weaverville (623-4144).
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 was one of four victims in the deadly gas line explosion and fire on Sept. 9, 2010 in San Bruno, Calif., For more:
ELVIA FABIOLA JACOME Age 72, resident of Corona, CA for 12 years, passed away 10/09/2010 at her home. Elvia was born 04/25/1938 in Ecuador. Elvia is survived by her daughters, Alex and Grace; sons, Galo and Giovanni; brothers, Neptalli and Jaime; sister, Fanny; 10 grandchildren. Mass Wed., 10/13, 10am at St. Edwards Catholic Church. FD1686 (951) 898-1013
Ernest Presidio, 84, of Anderson died Friday at home. Arrangements are pending at Lawncrest Chapel in Redding (222-1587).
LUREY, Ethel Ethel Lurey died peacefully on Saturday, October 9, surrounded by her loving children, family members, and friends. She is survived by daughter Nadya; son Michael Lurey and daughter-in-law Laurie Hasencamp; daughter Beth Lurey-Titus and son-in-law Mark Titus; brother Bill Hellman and sister-in-law Rochelle Blank; sister and brother-in-law Jane and Bob Felixson; granddaughter and grandson-in-law Jennifer and Greg Kovacs and their children Savannah and Makenna; grandson Jeremy Lurey and his children Dylan and Amanda; grandson Chas Titus; granddaughter Marissa Titus. Ethel Ruth Hellman was born in Chicago on April 21, 1914 - the same year Wrigley Field opened. Ethel married Harvey Lurey in 1940. They raised three children and Ethel was voted the "favorite mom" on the block. Ethel and Harvey moved to Leisure World in Laguna Woods in 1978. Ethel was widowed in 1983 and continued making a wonderful life for herself with her friends, bridge, mahjong, travel, golf, and her treasured children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. In 2005 Ethel moved to Pacific Palisades. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 12, at 2 p.m. at Hillside Memorial Park in Los Angeles. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Kehillat Israel, 16019 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272.
Eugene B. Braunsdorf, "Gene" 87, of Sharon, formerly of Brookfield, Queens Village, NY, died Thursday, October 7, 2010 with his wife by his side. The son of the late Otto G. and Edna (Williamson) Braunsdorf. Eugene attended Franklin K. Lane High School. At age 18, he enlisted in the, to serve his country in, . He saw combat for more than thirty months, during his time in the Pacific. He was wounded twice and awarded two, s. By the time his tour of duty was up he had been promoted to Sargent and Squad Leader. When he returned to the states after he completed his tour of duty, Eugene attended a trade school where he recieved a degree in the traffic and transportation field. His degree earned him a Class B License to practice law in Transportation. Eugene worked for PepsiCo Corp. as a Assistant Manager of Transportation in the Traffic Department untill he retired. After he retired he continuted to consult making his employment at PepsiCo Corporation, over 40 years. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Patricia H. (Svatuska) Braunsdorf. Eugene and Patricia have four children, Patrice J. Griffing of New Milford, Richard S. Braunsdorf and fiance' Merriann Hammond of Sharon, The late Eugene G. Braunsdorf and wife Catherine "Kitty" Braunsdorf of Sharon, Suzanne C. Jones and her husband, Christopher A. of New Milford; thirteen grandchildren, Amanda McCarvell, Crystal Griffing, Alyssa Griffing, Dakota Griffing, Dylan Griffing, Richard Hammond, Matthew Braunsdorf, Michael Braunsdorf, Meshell "Mia" Braunsdorf, Christopher Jones, Tyler Jones, Makayla Jones, Haylie Jones; and two great-grandchildren, Catera Oviatt, and Skylar Williams. Also survived by his brothers, William Braunsdorf of Orlando, FL. Robert Braunsdorf of Secaucus, N.J.; and five neices and nephews. Eugene enjoyed life to the fullest. He was a loving husband, wonderful father and grandfather with a fun loving sense of humor. Eugene had a generous heart and was always there for others. He was a member of the local, in Brookfield, and the American Legion in Sharon. He enjoyed ice hockey and baseball. As a young man, he played second base for the New York Cubs. In addition played on PepsiCo company team. While living in Brookfield, he was a Brookfield Volunteer, at Candlewood Company untill he moved to Sharon. Eugene also enjoyed bowling, golfing, and traveling as well as spending time with family and friends. A memorial service will be held in Mr. Braunsdorf's honor on Wednesday October 13, 2010 at 4 p.m. at Prince of Peace Church on Rt 133 in Brookfield, Ct. A small gathering to follow at the Braunsdorf Residence at 106 Lambert Road in Sharon, CT.
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MCMANUS, FLORENCE of San Diego 5/8/1910 to 10/7/2010 Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey (619)425-9111
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Beatrice Marie "Mitzi" Farley longtime Fremont resident passed away October 1. She is survived by husband Ray and children Ken, Kathleen and Karen. Services .....
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, fairfieldfuneral-home.com.,
Fifi Saldamando Pinedo passed away peacefully at Torrance Memorial Hospital on October 7, 2010, surrounded by her family. She was 87 years old. Fifi was born on March 20, 1923 in San Pedro, CA. Fifi married her beloved Joe Pinedo in 1941. They became longtime residents of Gardena. Joe passed away September 11, 1989. During
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Felipa De La Cruz Figueroa May 1, 1924 - Oct. 7, 2010 Resident of San Lorenzo Felipa was born in Dexter New Mexico on .....
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 (peointernational.org) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com. The family also wishes to gratefully acknowledge services of Hospice Care.
TURNER, Florence Oct. 18, 1922 - Oct. 9, 2010 Florence was a devoted wife to her husband of 64 years, Milton Turner. She was a loving mother to her two daughters, Petrice Ryan and Iva Turner. An exceptional seamstress, she could sew anything from simple kitchen curtains to perfectly tailored suits. She loved music and her favorite singer was Lena Horne. Flo had a great sense of humor and a generous spirit. She is survived by her daughters, her son-in-law, Dennis Ryan, and her brother, Sam Ginsburg. Services will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at The Garden of Rebecca located in Hillside Memorial Park at 6001 Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045, (800) 576-1994.
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James Robert Fontes Resident of Fremont Jim Fontes, a former longtime resident of Fremont, passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday, October 3, .....
Frances Ilene Meiser, 84, of Anderson died Saturday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466).
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.
Frances Lois Fraser Tenney (McAlpine), Resident of Cupertino, July 21, 1921-Oct. 8, 2010, Beloved Wife, Mother, (Great) Grandmother, and Friend entered into rest surrounded by her family - her Husband Glenn, Daughter Deborah, Grandsons Erik and Kurt, and Cousin Mary., Frances will always be remembered for her wit, her gourmet cooking, and for being a renaissance woman. She was an executive secretary for Kaiser Engineering in Oakland and was also one of the original Board Members of the Oakland Ballet., Frances suffered with COPD for many years but always made family first, and finally succumbed to the effects of this disease in her final year. Her family would like to take the time to thank Cedar Crest Nursing Home and Vitas Hospice for their work and making Frances as comfortable as possible., A celebration of her life will be held at her daughter's home on Saturday, October 16th from 1pm to 6pm. Please call family for details. A private memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks those inclined to send a donation to a charity of their choice.
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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
June 12, 1950 ~ October 3, 2010 Gary was born in Salinas , Ca. and at age 60 was taken to live with the Lord from his home in Chowchilla, Ca. He graduated from North Salinas High School and was first employed by Spreckles Sugar Co. and later by Embassy Suites Hotel in Seaside , CA. Gary was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with family and friends, car shows and the outdoors. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Sherri Saldana, son Joshua and wife Angela, son Jason and wife Leanne and grandchildren, Jazmine, Alexis, D'mitri, and Carlee all of Chowchilla and a sister, Yolanda Estrada of Carson, CA. He was preceded in death by his mother Rebecca Brown of Salinas , CA and father Lorenzo Saldana of Nyessa , OR. He requested no services be held and asks that any donations be made to the American Kidney Fund.
WHITED, GENE ALVIN Aug. 9, 1934 to Sept. 24, 2010 Gene A. Whited, 76, of Bremerton, passed away of cancer on September 24, 2010. He was born on August 9, 1934 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Armice and Christine (Grassman) Whited. He graduated from Grossmont High School in El Cajon, California, in 1952. He later married Barbara Barton. He was a member of the Bridletree Association (Board), Operating Engineer Local 12, General Contractor, life member of Salmon Enhancement, and Future Farmers of America (Volunteer) 1975. He loved collecting antiques, gardening, reading and family gatherings. He is survived by his wife Barbara Whited (Barton) of Bremerton; son Wayne Whited (Karin) of Alpine, California; daughter Lynn Whited; brothers Donald Whited of Texas, Ronald Whited (Margaret) of Wapiti, Wyoming; and sister Bonnie Curley (Thomas) of Alpine, California; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Please send memorial donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. A memorial service will be held in his honor at Shepherd of the Valley, Fury Lane, La Mesa on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Please visit, to write a tribute.
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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.,
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, www.vacahillschapel.com.,
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Theodore, Gerald J. September 16, 1912 - October 7, 2010 It is with great sorrow and deep loss that we announce that Gerald J. Theodore, 98 years of age, passed away peacefully on October 7th, 2010, in Culver City, California. Services will start at 9:00 am, Mass at noon, October 13, 2010 at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City. Gerald J. Theodore was born in Spring Valley, Illinois, to Masimo and Paolina Theodore on September 16th, 1912. He went to school at Spring Valley High School. In 1935, Gerald made a short visit to California with his best friend Sunny Reese. They traveled by hopping a freight train; Gerald was 23 years old. Gerald like California so much that he decided to re-locate there. Gerald returned to California 1937 driving cross country with his brother, Clarence. After arriving to Los Angeles California, Gerald settled in and went to work, and began to establish what would be his life long career as an accountant. In 1940 Gerald married Joan Cordova in Los Angeles, California where they began family and raised their four sons. Gerald enjoyed many outdoor activities with his family and friends, particularly golfing, boating and traveling. Gerald survived by his wife Joan Theodore and their 4 sons, David, Raymond, Richard, and John. 8 Grandchildren: Debbie, Carrie, Laurie, Tina, Derek, Jennifer, Jonathan, and Suzie. 8 Great-Grandchildren: He will be missed by many.
Gloria Jeune Magee Resident of Twain Harte Passed away Oct. 7, 2010 after a long illness with Alzheimer's Disease. Beloved wife of Ron Magee; loving mother of Ronald T. (Marybeth) Magee, and Shaun C. Magee; devoted grandmother of Taylor, Olivia, and Henry Magee. A longtime resident of Cupertino, age 69 years. Co-owner of Dunn's Automotive in Mtn. View before retiring to Twain Harte, CA. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary, 96 W. El Camino Real, Mtn. View on Sat. Oct. 16, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Inurnment in Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto. To view/sign guestbook go to: cusimanocolonial.com
Gloria Vargas, 86, of Palo Cedro died Friday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro (547-4444).
Gregory Harold Bullis, 50, died, along with his mother and his son, in the fire that followed the explosion Sept. 9, 2010, of a natural-gas line in San Bruno, Calif. He was a nurse, a former Marine corpsman, the husband of Sue and the father of Janine, 24, and William, 17.
H. Steven Fenger, 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.
August 9, 1940 - October 10, 2010 Passed away peacefully in his home in Chowchilla California surrounded by his family on Sunday, October 10,2010. Born in Mesa Arizona he raised his family in Porterville, Hollister and Chowchilla California. He served 4 years in the Navy. He was a life long heavy equipment operator. He retired completing his life long dream of owning his own working ranch. Preceded in death by his parents Elvie and Winnie Pence and brother Richard Pence. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Teresa Pence and his 4 children; Connie Cooklin (Rick), Hueston Pence Jr, Casey Heen (Curtis), Pamela Sexton (Eddie) all of Hollister. His beloved grandchildren; Kyle, Wayde and Tanner Sexton, Cassidy, Callee, Chloe Heen, Ashley and Jake Knutson, Emily Cooklin and Stihl Pence.Memorial service will be held at Crossroads Community Church in Chowchilla California on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 10:00am. Our family would like to give a special Thank You to: Dr. John Paik-Tesch, El Portal Cancer Center and Hinds Hospice of Merced for the wonderful care they provided for our father.
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Leroy Hackett Resident of Brentwood Leroy Hackett passed away peacefully at home in Brentwood on October 6, 2010. His ready smile, charismatic personality, humorous .....
Bollinger, Harold F. April 9, 1915 - October 6, 2010 Harold died at his San Pedro residence at age 95. Eleanor, his wife of 71 years, was at his side. They met at Eagle Rock High School when she was a freshman. The couple lived in La Canada 1939-1971 and raised 3 sons before retiring to Kona, Hawaii. Harold was an executive with Sparkletts, co-founded by his grandfather. Loving tennis, he played to age 93 and was an officer of the USTA's West Hawaii branch where he promoted the sport among underprivileged youth. At Harold's request, there will be no service. His ashes will be buried in the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery.
IWATSURU, Hatsuyo Margaret Of Torrance, passed away Sept. 19, 2010 at the age of 84. She was preceded in death by her husband John, and by her daughter Carol Shimasaki. Mrs. Iwatsuru is survived by her daughter Donna Iwatsuru-Iki (Darrell), grandchildren Allison Jeackjuntra (Nick), Brent Shimasaki, Eric Iki, Eron Iki, sister Takako Kato, son-in-law Donald Shimasaki. Graveside services will be Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. in Green Hills Memorial Park. Green Hills Mortuary (310) 831-0311
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.,
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Surrounded by his loving family he went to his eternal reward on October 10, 2010. Beloved husband of LaVerne (O'Callaghan) Pengel for over 60 years. Adored father of Margie (Dave) Minner, Mark (late Donna) Pengel, Mindy (Denise) Pengel, Mary Lou (Albert) Bahn, Marie Elyse (Tom) Bernardi-Curzon, Michelle (Mitch) Campagna, Matthew (Karla) Pengel, Miriam Pengel, Molly (Shawna) Pengel, Maura (Michelle) Pengel. Cherished grandfather of Chris, Joe (Heather), Emily and Jenny Minner, Becky (Jamie) Simon, Jason (Andrea), Amy, Amanda, Jessica and Jarred Pengel, Natalie and Charlie Bahn, Greg and Elyse Bernardi, Ryan, and Patrick Curzon, Katie, Cindy and Rosie Campagna, Andrew and Adam Pengel. Great grandfather of Analise and Vivian Pengel and Maeve Minner. Devoted son of the late Henry and Mary Pengel. Loving brother of Lorraine (late George) Grenfell. Dear uncle of Mary Ness, Sally Mrizak, and Joan Kingery. Son-in-law of the late Charles and Peggy O'Callaghan. Brother-in-law of Donald O'Callaghan, Terry (Bill) Cutler, Mike (Leila) O'Callaghan, Kathy (Steve) Delahunty and John (Jenny) O'Callaghan. Special friends of "Hanko", Tracey Harriott and the late Tom Bernardi. Dad was born in 1927 and raised in San Francisco. He played semi pro ball travelling the U.S.A. Hank and Vernie raised their family of 10 in St Cecilia's Parish and joyfully celebrated their 60th anniversary on October 7th. Dad joined the SFPD in 1950 and served for 29 years. He soon became a police inspector and an ace 3rd baseman on the police baseball team. Dad was proud of all of his children and lead the way for four of his daughters to follow in his footsteps. His strong faith, integrity and love sustain his family now and in the years to come. Family and Friends are invited to meet at the LAFFERTY & SMITH COLONIAL CHAPEL (4321 Sonoma Highway, Santa Rosa, CA, 95409) at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, October 15th, 2010, thence at 9:00 a.m., proceed to the Star of the Valley Catholic Church (545 White Oak Drive, Santa Rosa [Oakmont], CA, 95409), where visitation will continue until the commencement of the Vigil Service and Celebration of the Funeral Mass will start at 10:30 a.m. Committal services will commence at 2:30 p.m. at Calvary Catholic Cemetery (2930 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, CA, 95405). As an expression of sympathy, the family prefers memorial contributions in Henry's name made to the S.F. Veteran's Police Officer's Association, Redwood Gospel Mission or charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to: LAFFERTY & SMITH COLONIAL CHAPEL, Directors (707)539.2921
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Henry G. Pengel (Inspector, SFPD, Retired) - Surrounded by his loving family he went to his eternal reward on October 10, 2010. Beloved husband of LaVerne (O'Callaghan) Pengel for over 60 years. Adored father of Margie (Dave) Minner, Mark (late Donna) Pengel, Mindy (Denise) Pengel, Mary Lou (Albert) Bahn, Marie Elyse (Tom) Bernardi- Curzon, Michelle (Mitch) Campagna, Matthew (Karla) Pengel, Miriam Pengel, Molly (Shawna) Pengel, Maura (Michelle) Pengel. Cherished grandfather of Chris, Joe (Heather), Emily and Jenny Minner, Becky (Jamie) Simon, Jason (Andrea), Amy, Amanda, Jessica and Jarred Pengel, Natalie and Charlie Bahn, Greg and Elyse Bernardi, Ryan, and Patrick Curzon, Katie, Cindy and Rosie Campagna, Andrew and Adam Pengel. Great grandfather of Analise and Vivian Pengel and Maeve Minner. Devoted son of the late Henry and Mary Pengel. Loving brother of Lorraine (late George) Grenfell. Dear uncle of Mary Ness, Sally Mrizak, and Joan Kingery. Son-in-law of the late Charles and Peggy O'Callaghan. Brother-in-law of Donald O'Callaghan, Terry (Bill) Cutler, Mike (Leila) O'Callaghan, Kathy (Steve) Delahunty and John (Jenny) O'Callaghan. Special friends of "Hanko", Tracey Harriott and the late Tom Bernardi. Dad was born in 1927 and raised in San Francisco. He played semi pro ball traveling the U.S.A. Hank and Vernie raised their family of 10 in St Cecilia's Parish and joyfully celebrated their 60th anniversary on October 7th. Dad joined the SFPD in 1950 and served for 29 years. He soon became a police inspector and an ace 3rd baseman on the police baseball team. Dad was proud of all of his children and lead the way for four of his daughters to follow in his footsteps. His strong faith, integrity and love sustain his family now and in the years to come. Family and Friends are invited to meet at the LAFFERTY & SMITH COLONIAL CHAPEL (4321 Sonoma Highway, Santa Rosa, CA, 95409) at 8:00 A.M. on Friday, October 15, 2010, thence at 9:00 A.M., proceed to the Star of the Valley Catholic Church (545 White Oak Drive, Santa Rosa [Oakmont], CA, 95409), where visitation will continue until the commencement of the Vigil Service and Celebration of the Funeral Mass will start at 10:30 A.M. Committal services will commence at 2:30 P.M. at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery (2930 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, CA, 95405). As an expression of sympathy, the family prefers memorial contributions in Henry's name be made to the S.F. Veteran's Police Officer's Association, The Redwood Gospel Mission or charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to: LAFFERTY & SMITH COLONIAL CHAPEL, Directors (707)539.2921
Santa Rosa, Calif. Henry Y. Garcia Jan. 27, 1929- Oct. 6, 2010, Henry Garcia, a beloved husband and loving father and grandfather, was surrounded by his family when he passed away peacefully on Oct. 6, 2010., Henry was born in Santa Monica on Jan. 27, 1929, to Guadalupe and Vincenta Garcia. Henry grew up in the San Fernando Valley and graduated from Los Angeles Trade Technical School. After graduation, he worked at Industrial Electronic Engineers (IEE) in Van Nuys., Unbeknownst to him that while working at IEE he would meet his future wife; in his own words she was a pretty woman that he looked upon admiringly so. On May 10, 1969, Henry and Susan were married at The Little Brown Church in North Hollywood, which was the beginning of their 41-year marriage., After leaving IEE, Henry started his own business in sub-contract manufacturing. From there he went on to develop his successful medical instrument company (called ECA) in Newbury Park. The medical tool that he personally designed and manufactured is used in pacemaker surgeries worldwide to this day., Henry's work was his passion and considered it his hobby. His devoted love was for his family, which he held dear to his heart. Henry enjoyed his beautiful backyard with its many trees and birds, visiting and joking with his family, and enjoying the simple things of life especially his dogs., Henry is survived by his wife, Susan, and their daughter, Tami and her husband Jon Osborn. Henry is also survived by his first wife, Estella Magdaleno, and their five children and grandchildren: Olivia, her daughter Christine, and son Tony; Carol, her son Michael, and daughter Vanessa; David and his wife Denise; Edward and his daughter Jasmine; John and his wife, Valerie, and stepson Scott. Also sharing the loss are his sister, Cruz Tayahua and her husband Jess; brothers, Lupe and his wife Felicitas, Chris and his wife Herta. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jess, and sisters, Pocha and Martha. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews., Please join us in celebrating the life of an incredible man who was very loving and generous. The Rosary Service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 at St. John the Baptist De La Salle, 10738 Hayvenhurst, Granada Hills. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 16 at St. John the Baptist De La Salle, 10738 Hayvenhurst, Granada Hills, with interment following at the San Fernando Mission. A Celebration of Life reception will immediately follow. Seldom before has one man done so much for so many.
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Hollis Logue Jr., 90, died of heart failure Sept. 20, 2010, in San Jose, Calif., while watching the 49ers game on television. He was an architect best known for his 1965 Terminal C at the San Jose airport.
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, www.vacahillschapel.com.,
Passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2010 with her family at her side. She was 99. Born October 23, 1910, Hulda graduated from Humboldt State, College in Arcata, was a school teacher and worked at the family business known as "Orr Springs Resort" during the summer months. She was very proud of the accomplishments of the many students that she taught and the scholarship she established for Mendocino College. She was a member of the Kingsley Augusta Chapter of Eastern Star and the California Retired Teachers Association. Hulda was a strong woman with a fantastic memory. She knew just about everyone in town as well as their family lineage. She was proud of her many years of teaching the students of Ukiah. She loved to travel and adventure when she was young. She was a caring and supportive mother and grandmother. Hulda is survived by her son George Weger of Sebastopol; sisters Alice Wenglein Southerland of Uvalda, Texas and Patricia Wenglein Goudge of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren Don, Jill, Wendy Weger all of Sebastopol, Dionne Peterson of Crescent City and Kristen Weger Brock of Covina; and eight great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Lena Wenglein, her husband of 51 years Alfred Weger in September 1991, her brother George Herman Wenglein and by her sisters Rhea Lathrop, Martha Wenglein and Georgia Luby. At her request no services will be held. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Hulda's memory to: Hulda & Alfred Weger Scholarship Fund Mendocino College 1000 Hensley Creek Road Ukiah, CA 95482 or one's favorite charity. EVERSOLE MORTUARY is in charge of arrangements.
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Irene A. Granger, 80, of Weaverville died Sunday at Trinity Hospital in Weaverville. Arrangements are pending at Forrest Funeral Home in Weaverville (623-4144).
JAMES, Milly Norene Born at Cottage Hospital January 30, 1922, passed away peacefully at home in her sleep on October 6, 2010. Milly was the daughter of Eric and Norene Johnson. Milly was pre-deceased by her husband of 67 years, Elbert (Al) James, and is survived by daughters Carolyn Gamson-Porter and Shirley Salazar-Lindbery; and son Larry James and his wife Darlene, all of Santa Barbara. She was blessed with nine grandchildren, Loren (Lori) Gamson Chapman, Ken Gamson and wife Chris,
DUNN, JOAN SPAETH Joan Spaeth Dunn, age 79, passed away Monday, September 27, 2010. Loving wife of the late Cyril E. Dunn; dear mother of Jane, Michael, Thomas, Daniel and James, dear stepmother to Barbara, Jane Ellen, Thomas and Cyril; devoted grandmother of Jennifer and Mark Lavoie, Kelly Knowles, Kenneth and Laurel Patterson; dear great-grandmother of Emily; dear sister of John and Susan. Funeral Mass on Friday, October 15th, at 10 a.m. at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 11451 Blue Cypress Drive, San Diego, CA 92131, (858) 653-3540. Family will receive visitors from 9 a.m. at the church. Interment at sea in the afternoon will be a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the charity (, ) in appreciation of her status as a breast cancer survivor.
OLSEN, JOHN K. of San Diego, CA Jan 21, 1971 - Sept 28, 2010 For more Info, Please Call Wms San Diego Memorial Chapel 619-692-3090
JOHNSON, Senior Airman Daniel James Our American Hero, Senior Airman Daniel James Johnson, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician stationed at Vandenberg Air Force Base, was killed in the line of duty on October 5, 2010 in Hendu, Kandahar, Afghanistan. Dan was born June 20, 1987 in Ely, Minnesota to Jim and Holly Johnson and graduated from Monona Grove High School in Monona, Wisconsin in 2005. Dan joined the United States Air Force in November of 2006.
May 31, 1931 - October 8, 2010 Joshua M. Phillips 79, died at home on October 8, 2010 with his family in attendance. Joshua was born in Ashton, Idaho to Walter and Lydia Phillips on May 31, 1931. He attended school and worked on the family farm before going to College of Southern Idaho in Albino. After one semester of college he enlisted in the United States Army and served during the Korean War as a 1st Lt. in the Second Infantry Division; which he proudly claimed as the "Second Division, second to none". Joshua held many jobs throughout his lifetime, but was most proud of his construction work. He was a tunnel worker on the Oroville Dam and other dams throughout Northern California. He also worked construction sites in Sumatra and Saudi Arabia as a Crew Chief for Bechtel. After returning to Merced he worked aS a carpenter. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons, camping with his family, gardening, crossword puzzles and his favorite game shows. Joshua was preceded in death by his two brothers, Vic and Glen Phillips, and his sister, Lida Harringfeld, all of Ashton, Idaho. His survivors include his wife of 58 years, Patricia (George) Phillips; their children, Lydia (Phillips) and Gary Osias; their children, Aaron of Castro Vally and Rachel of Monterey, Jeffrey and Elizabeth Phillips of Oroville; their children, Leslie, Stephanie, and Jeffrey of Arizona, Eric and Sallie Phillips of Merced; Eric's children, Justin of Oregon and Regina of Alaska, and Diane (Phillips) and Steven Pacheco of Merced; their children, Kevin Phillips of Atwater and Sara Phillips-Pacheco of Merced. Joshua is also survived by 10 great grandchildren; his sister, Donna Griffel of Ashton, Idaho, and multiple nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family request donations to be made to, Hinds Hospice, P.O. Box 763 Merced, California 95341 or to Heifer.org, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202. No services will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home.
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80, long time resident of Sonoma County, died Monday, October 4, 2010 of a long illness. Jim is survived by his four children: Neya Ferrari, Lorna King, James Reaney Junior and Alexander Reaney; nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Jim graduated from Santa Rosa High School in 1948, was a Veteran of the, , a Chicken Rancher, long time employee of Stornetta's Dairy and Santa Rosa Memorial Park. The family would like to thank 5 Palms Care Home and Heartland Hospice for the loving and compassionate care they gave our father. Private services will be held. Donations may be made to Heartland Hospice, Canine Companions or your favorite charity.
James R. Collin Resident of Palo Alto May 5, 1939 - Oct. 2, 2010 On October 2, 2010, James Richard Collin, ended his courageous battle with cancer. He passed away at home with his family and loved ones by his side. Jim leaves behind his loving wife of 3.5 years, Andrea Collin, four daughters, Cary Vierra (Tim), Laura Morin (Gary), Kelly Collin, and Jenn Byrd (Kenny), four handsome grandsons, and four beautiful great granddaughters. Jim was fortunate to have loved two beautiful women in his lifetime. His first wife of 45 years, Barbara Collin, precedes him in death. Jim had a large extended family, of which, many of the daughters' and grandsons' friends called him "Dad" or "Papa". He was a role model to many and a real family man. Jim was born on May 5, 1939 in San Francisco, California. In 1960 he married and settled into their family home of Palo Alto, where they raised four daughters. The girls kept him busy with coaching Bobby-Sox softball, camping trips, 4H clubs and of course, BOYS! Jim worked at Hewlett Packard, where he met and kept many long-lasting friends. During that time he held many positions. Jim was the engineering manager for Precision Frequency Sources (PFS). He aligned Laser Interferomtry, quartz crystal and Cesium beam technologies to form a manufacturing group called Precision Components Manufacturing (PCM). He made life much easier for the production people with his innovative ideas, tools and fixtures. He retired after 35 years of service. In his spare time, he followed his passion onto the flying field where he amazingly built and flew quarter-scale electric model airplanes, which was unheard of at that time; he managed to get those giant monsters into the sky to fly with such grace and beauty. He was also an active member of the Tom Cat club. In order to honor the wonderful, kind and gentle man that Jim was, a "Celebration of Life" memorial will be held at the Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos, California, on Sunday, October 17th from 5:00 - 9:00pm. This will be a time to share stories, enjoy photos and remember the man Jim was, and will always be in our hearts. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Camp Okizu. Please call 415.382.9083, or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
James Franco, 58, died of injuries sustained in the gas pipe explosion Sept. 9, 2010, in San Bruno, Calif.
James Kenneth Wagner October 24, 1929 - October 7, 2010 Jim left us much to soon at the age of 80 years young. Jim owned the Douglas City Store from 1978 to approx 2000 and continued working there part time after his retirement. Jim enjoyed hunting, was an avid trap shooter and an extremely involved grandparent. Survived by wife of 48 years, Mary, children; Michael, Bunky, Wendy, son in law Kyle and eight grandchildren. Jim will forever be remembered for his sense of humor, and fun loving nature. Friends are invited to pay their respects at the Forrest Funeral Home in Weaverville on October 14, 2010 anytime between 2 pm and 6 pm. Friends are also invited to join in a celebration of Jim's life at the Douglas City Firehouse on October 14, 2010 at 5pm. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
James L. Black 75, of Browns Valley, CA passed away October 10, 2010. Services are pending. Arrangements are under the direction of Lipp & Sullivan Funeral Directors.
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, www.vacahillschapel.com., , Share your loved one's story with a Legacy.com Memorial Website.
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 www.TedMayrFuneralHome.com.
Age 86, passed away on September 28, 2010 at Long Beach Community Hospital from complications due to Alzheimer's. Mom Jean was born in Cicero, Illinois, but spent her later years in Long Beach, California. Her favorite color was red. She loved all Mexican food and enjoyed a large bowl of chocolate chip ice cream. Her favorite people were the Kennedy family, John Wayne, and Johnny Cash. She loved to do crossword puzzles, watch Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. Mom Jean often referred to things as "that do-dah". She is survived by four daughters, Jo Burton, Jamey Mlady-North, Janet Mlady-Flether, and Jean Mlady, as well as six grandchildren, Christina, Jamie, Jason, Jacklyn, Sara, and John; and five great-grandchildren, Hannah, Grace, Peter, Brooke, and Jesse. Mom Jean will be dearly missed. Memorial service held in her honor October 16, 2010 in the Sherman Oaks area of California.
Jean L. Steen, Resident of Scottsdale, AZ, 86, formerly of Los Gatos. Preceded in death by husband Ray Steen in 1978. Mother of Kathryn Stepkowski, Jane Tompkins, Susan Finley and Patti Allison. Grandmother of 9, Great-grandmother of 6., Visitation Wed. 10/13/2010 at 5:00 pm- 8:00 pm at DARLING FISCHER CHAPEL OF THE HILLS. Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday 10/14 at the Reflections Chapel at Los Gatos Memorial Park, San Jose. Burial to follow.
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, www.mccunechapel.com.,
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Jim D. Wilkerson (Jimmy), 10-12-60 - 3-6-99, We miss you but you are in our thoughts with love and fond memories. Dad, Mom CeCe, Maegan, Brittney, Cheyenne and Joe.
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. Also, her loving Dougie was by her side. 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, 4131 Geary Blvd, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, Ca 94118.
Piecha, John Chuck July 5, 1927 - October 8, 2010 Longtime San Fernando Valley golf professional Chuck Piecha passed away October 3, 2010 in West Hills at the age of 83. Not only was Chuck a respected and revered instructor, but over his distinguished career, he held course records at Calabasas (64), Encino (63), and Rancho Del Valle (59). Born in Peru, Ill., Chuck was a professional baseball prospect in the early Forties, but after four years in the Navy, he discovered two things that would change his life: California and Golf. He started his love affair with both at Wilshire Country Club in 1948, where he learned his craft under the renowned Ellsworth Vines. In 1957, Chuck accepted a position at Encino Golf Course, and six years later opened his own executive golf course, Golden Oaks, in Saugus, which thrived until it was destroyed by heavy flooding in 1967. Those lacking Chuck's eternal optimism would likely be devastated by such a loss, but his cheery outlook was rewarded almost immediately, when Van Nuys Golf Course opened in 1968, and Chuck was offered the position of Head Golf Professional and Manager. Chuck thrived at Van Nuys, tutoring, mentoring, and instilling his love of the game into thousands of golfers until his retirement in 1998. Chuck was - and will continue to be - a wonderful father to his daughter, Michelle Emard her husband Saul and his stepson David Haggerty and wife Molly, and a devoted grandfather to Reese, Zane, Charlie Moon, and River Emard, and Kassidy and Katie Haggerty. Also a friend to brother in law John Wayne, his son matthew< and grand daughter Teasure Interment was private, but Chuck's friends and colleagues are invited to exchange Chuck Peicha stories and celebrate his joyous life on Saturday, October 16th at 2 p.m. at Michelle and Saul's home at 6616 Sedan Ave., West Hills, CA 91307. Please contact Saul Emard at 818.577.0780 with any questions.
John Dennis Laughlin 72, of Yuba City, passed away on October 6, 2010. Services will be conducted Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 11am at Yuba City Church of Nazarene. Private burial will be at Browns Valley Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel.
John Herman Williams, 75, of Indian Wells Calif. passed away on October 5, 2010 in Rancho Mirage Calif. John was born April 29, 1935 to John L. Williams and Helen Scherzinger in Long Beach, Calif. He married Caryl Rohrbach on September 12, 1992 in Indian Wells, Calif. He was the Deputy City Manager of Long Beach and General Manager of the Long Beach Gas and Electric Department. He worked for the City of Long Beach for 35 years. He was a member of the SAE Fraternity, Director of the FAMD of Indian Wells CC, President of the Colony HOA in Indian Wells CC, and Chairman of the Architectural Landscape Committee for the City of Indian Wells. He served in the Air Force Reserve. John is survived by his spouse Caryl Williams of Indian Wells Calif., Daughters Mindy Williams (Phil Polishuk) of Berkeley Calif., Shari Stokes (Danny of Corona Calif., Shelly Hartney (Bill) of Lake Elsinore Calif., Sons John S.Williams (Kellie) of Orinda Calif., Steven Rohrbach (Donna Sue) of Leon Iowa., and Scott Rohrbach of Moreno Valley Calif., brother Reese L. Williams of Long Beach Calif., 22 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be from 5-9pm at Forest Lawn in Cathedral City on October 12, 2010, with a service at the Ramon Chapel at 11am on October 13, 2010 at Forest Lawn, 69-855 E. Ramon Rd., Cathedral City Calif. Interment will be on October 18, 2010 at Forest Lawn in Cathedral City.
John Joseph Thomas, Sr., 90 years, passed away on Oct. 8, 2010 at home with his family., John was born July 17, 1920 in Saverton, Mo., to Eli and Mary Thomas, Romanian immigrants who settled in the hills of Missouri where John grew up with his four sisters and two brothers during the Great Depression years. He attended Quincy College Academy in Quincy, Ill., 1935-39 where he was on the varsity football team for three seasons and was elected Captain in his senior year., When WWII began in 1941, John served for 57 months in the Army and Army Air Force. While in the military John met his beloved wife Lucy at a USO dance; they were married on June 1, 1946 and lived in Massachusetts for 20 years until they moved to Ventura in 1966., John graduated from Bentley School of Accounting and Finance in Boston, Mass. He worked for the Knapp Shoe, Green Shoe and Stride-Rite Shoe Mfg. Cos. until he opened his own shoe stores in 1956 in Norwood, Mass., and then Ventura. The J. Thomas Shoe Store operated at the Victoria Plaza until John retired in 1985., After retirement John enjoyed fishing at Lake Casitas and the Northern California mountains where he and Lucy would relax. His favorite hobby was collecting antique fishing tackle and he was a member of the National Fishing Lure Collector Club for over 30 years., His pride and joy was his family. He always felt that he was blessed for over 60 years of marriage to his loving wife Lucy, their ten children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He attended Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Ventura and was a Eucharistic Minister for over 30 years; he and Lucy were active in the Family-to-Family program., John leaves behind his ten children: Donna, Teresa (Steve), Catherine, Rosemary (Jerry), John II (Phyllis), Margaret (Andrew), David (Sheila), Joanne, Paul (Kenna), Patricia (Glen); 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and his cherished friend, Molly Maurette., Viewing from 2 to 7 p.m. and Rosary at 7 p.m. held on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home, Ventura. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Ventura. Interment to follow at Santa Clara Cemetery in Oxnard. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to St. Vincent DePaul Society or Catholic Charities., The family expresses our deep appreciation to Father Steve Davoren, Belo Deligero and Vitas Hospice nurses. John has been entrusted to the care of family owned Joseph Reardon Funeral Home, 757 E. Main St., Ventura; 643-8623.
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Jonne Aleeson, 67, died Sept. 19, 2010, apparently of a heart attack. He was the owner of Calvin's World Famous South Philly Cheesesteaks & Hoagies in San Jose, Calif.
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James "J.J" Jordan Las Vegas, NV Dec. 19, 1946- Sept. 29, 2010 James "JJ" Jordan a former Vietnam Veit, Retired Oakland Police Officer and .....
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Joseph Daniel Laufersweiler passed away on Oct. 11, 2010 from cancer. Joe was born in 1930 in Columbus, Ohio., He is a graduate of the St. Charles Preparatory School after which he started his studies at Notre Dame (B.S. biology) and completed his studies after serving a tour in the US Air Force at the Ohio State University (M.S. and PhD botany). He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Judith Laufersweiler; his children, Mark Laufersweiler (wife Barbara) of Oklahoma, and Juliana Secrist (husband James) of Ohio; and his grandchildren, Joseph D. and John V. Laufersweiler and Hannah A. Secrist., He retired as Professor Emeritus of Biology from the University of Dayton in 1994 and moved to California in 1997. A daily swimmer, he and his wife enjoyed their retirement to the fullest. He was a proud docent serving the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library for the last eight years. Not given to fanfare, he was loved by his family and greatly admired by his colleagues and friends., There will be visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14 at Griffin Family Funeral Chapel in Camarillo. A funeral mass will be held in Columbus, Ohio at a later date., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation/Annenberg Educational Department in the memory of Joseph Laufersweiler; Reaganfoundation.org, 805-522-2977., Funeral arrangements under the direction of Griffin Family Funeral Chapel, 482-1166.
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, fairfieldfuneral-home.com.
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.
On Sunday, Julia Huber, 75, and her husband were killed as their Piper plane crashed on a hill north of Livermore. Both were experienced pilots and often made the 45-minute flight to and from Auburn, where their son lives.
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June Elizabeth Eddy 94, of Gridley, passed away on October 9, 2010. Services will be at 11am on Friday, October 15, 2010 at Gridley Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Gridley- Block Funeral Chapel.
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.,
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SCALES, KATHLEEN A. Aug. 8, 1912 to Oct. 8, 2010 Kathleen (Kay) Arnold Scales of Point Loma passed away October 8th at age 98. She was the daughter of Dr. Mott H. Arnold and Grace Chapman Arnold of San Diego. The family moved to San Diego right after the San Diego Exposition in 1915. She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Mott and James Arnold. Kathleen graduated from San Diego High School and the, , where she was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She received her teaching credential from San Diego State and taught for several years at Memorial Junior High School. In 1943, Kathleen married Leon W. Scales, who became a prominent San Diego attorney. He died in 1983. She is survived by her son Leon Scales (Gabriela) of La Canada, California, and her daughter Ann (Hugh Spitzer) of Seattle, Washington, and five grandchildren, Sergio and Thomas Scales and Johanna, Claudia, and Jenny Spitzer. Kathleen Scales was an avid gardener at the home on Point Loma where she resided for over 60 years. She was also involved in many civic activities, including President and 57-year member of the Wednesday Club; board member of the Junior League, Children's Home Society, Boys' and Girls' Aid, Girl Scout Council, and the Women's Committees of the San Diego Symphony and Opera Guild. In addition, she was a member of the ZLAC Rowing Club, the Friends of the UCSD Library, and Las Jardineras. She was a member of the Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church, where she provided the sanctuary flowers from her garden on many occasions. A service will be held on Thursday, October 14th, at 12 Noon at the Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church at 2128 Chatsworth Boulevard. Reception to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Lion's Club of San Diego Fund for Blind Children, the Braille Institute of Southern California or to the charity of your choice.
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SHIOTA, Kay Kikue Age 90, passed away on October 1, 2010. She is survived by her children, Timmy (Ikuko) Shiota and Nancy Inagaki; grandchildren, Lili and Lena Shiota, and Tristen and Andrew Inagaki. She is also survived by other relatives. Private family service was held on Saturday, October 9, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Graveside in Los Angeles. www.fukuimortuary.com 213-626-0441
YAMASHITA, Kay Kiyoko (87) passed away October 7, with family and friends at her side. She is survived by her loving daughter, Sally Yamashita of Nevada and son, Scott Yamashita; brothers, George Shig and Yuki (Yone) Kuroki; also many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 14, 1:00 pm at Green Hills Memorial Park Chapel, 27501 S. Western Ave., Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 with Rev. Derek Nakano of Faith United Methodist Church officiating. www.fukuimortuary.com 213-626-0441
Kenneth Fleming Croft Resident of San Jose Passed away peacefully on September 16, 2010 in San Jose, California. Kenneth was born in England on February 1, 1922. He is survived by his loving daughter, Patricia Bowers, and son-in-law, Timothy Bowers. Memorial service and reception will be held October 23 at noon at Saint Luke's Chapel in the Hills at 26140 Duval Way, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022. Please join those who knew and loved Ken in celebrating his Heavenly birthday. No flowers please, only your prayers and if you wish, a donation to the O'Connor Hospital Foundation.
Kenneth E. Follmar, D.D.S., M.S.D. Oral Surgeon Dec. 15, 1923 - Oct. 7, 2010 After a life well lived, Dr. Follmar is now at peace. We are confident he is with his maker, and with his beloved wife Isabelle. Dr. Follmar was born in Hammond, Indiana and lived and worked in the Santa Clara Valley for more than 50 years. Dr. Follmar was a respected and revered oral surgeon who was known nationally for his expertise in oral surgery, dental education, and dental ethics. He personally helped scores of students pursue the field of dentistry as a profession. Dr. Follmar was preceded in death by his mother Marie, his son John, and his wife Isabelle (Penny). Dr. Follmar is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Marion and Bill Eddie, son and daughter-in-law Ken and Debbie Follmar, son and daughter-in-law Michael and Donna Follmar. He was the proud grandfather of Bill II, Christina, Joey, Ken III, Keith, Troy, Alicia, Jarrod, and Michael II. He was a beaming great grandfather to Cecelia, Rowan, Joshua, Keith II, and Brandon and two more on the way. He will be remembered as the patriarch of a large loving family, both professionally and personally. A "Joy of Life Celebration" is planned for Saturday, October 16, at 1:00PM at the home of his son - 15261 Sobey Road, Saratoga, 95070. In lieu of flowers a contribution to UOP Dental School would be the preference of Dr. Follmar.
Marine Cpl. Kevin Cueto, 23, died in Afghanistan on June 22, 2010. He grew up in San Jose and Campbell, Calif..
LORIG, Kurt Age 83, Holocaust Survivor, founding owner of Anaheim Patio and Fireside, survived by his loving family, wife Phyllis for over 61 years, daughters Bonnie (Gary) Richins and the late Ileene Sears, grandchildren Donald (Kerry), Shari (Billy), Allison (Rick), Lauren, Gregg and Ryan and great-grandson Jaren. Funeral Services, 12 Noon Tuesday, TaNaCH Chapel, Mt. Sinai Memorial Park, Los Angeles. In lieu of flowers, kindly make donations to Temple Bat Yahm Torah Fund, 1011 Camelback, Newport Beach, CA 92660. Malinow and Silverman Mortuary 800.710.7100
September 3, 1943 - October 7, 201 Jim Walters passed to the Lord's loving arms October 7 at home surrounded by his devoted family. He was born September 3, 1943 in Spokane Washington to parents Staff Sgt Bud Walters and Wanda Sliger Walters. After the death of his father, Jim and his mother moved to Ferndale, California where he attended Ferndale Elementary and Ferndale High School, graduating in 1962. Jim and Kathy Farleigh married April 20, 1968 and lived in Ferndale. Jim "Walt" was employed at College of the Redwoods for 32 years working in the Physical Education Department. He would laugh and say his job consisted of doing everything that the coaches didn't want to.Sports was very important to Jim. He was dedicated to the coaches and students and always strived to do his best for them. C/R honored Jim in 2005 when they inducted him into the C/R Hall of Fame. He was known as "Walt" or Coach to several generations of kids.He began his coaching career at the age of 16 and soon added officiating: basketball, baseball, softball and football.He coached many winning teams and was well known to the officials as he would push them right up to the "T" and then stop ripping on them.Many times he was right, but even if he wasn't he still liked to push their buttons.Jim would push his players to do their best at both practice and games.He loved sports and his knowledge of the game helped his various teams reach championship level. Another pastime he enjoyed was fishing at Ruth Lake.He would hook his boat up to the pickup and leave early in the morning telling Kathy he would bring dinner home.She would laugh and say she would go to Safeway to buy dinner.He would call from the middle of the lake and say what a great time he was having even if the fish were not biting. He had two special fishing buddies Duane Bronson and Bob Wilson.They would always come home with stories of the many mishaps and adventures on the lake.He also loved to go fishing with his granddaughter Christina. They would always joke about who caught the most moss. He supported the S.F. Giants and the 49er's even through their lean years. When he began his battle with cancer and undergoing radiation treatments he patiently explained the various nuances of the game to teach Kathy about baseball and they would watch the games together.His last wish was to go to the Milk Can game in Ferndale but he was too weak, so he wore his Cats hat and listened to the game on the radio and later viewed the game on video expressing his disappointment in the outcome.But he did say someone had to win. He loved his sons and daughter and would tell everyone how proud he was of them.He was a great Papa to his grandchildren and loved spending time with each one of them. He was preceded in death by his father Staff Sgt Bud Walters, mother, Wanda Sliger Walters Ambrosini Dusina, stepfathers Raymond Ambrosini and Joseph Dusina, grandparents, Marion and Jennie Sliger, Owen Walters and Mary Wise, special aunt and uncle Bob and Betty Daily and brother Daniel Dusina. He is survived by his devoted wife Kathy Walters. Son, Tim and Tessa Walters and their children T.J., Chelsea, Daniel, Marc, Halina, Falicia, Tosha and great-grandson Dalton. Son, Ken and Tina Walters andgranddaughter Christina.Daughter, Carrie and Scott Driscoll and grandson Christopher.He is also survived by brother Vic Ambrosini, sister Marian and Paul Christiansen, father and mother-in-law John and Clara Farleigh, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Mike and Bonnie Farleigh and Bob and Mary Farleigh.He is also survived by one niece and 13 nephews. Jim attended Rio Dell Baptist Church having many wonderful Christian brothers and sisters.He was well known and loved for his barbecue skills and his quiet but strong faith in his loving Savior and Lord Jesus Christ.He knew God was in control of his life and he accepted the outcome of his illness with great faith that he was going home. Memorial services will be held at College of the Redwoods Gym, Tuesday, October 12 at 3:00 P.M. with a gathering afterwards at the Fortuna Fire Hall.The family requests any donations be made to Hospice of Eureka or to the Rio Dell Baptist Church kitchen fund. Arrangements are under the care of Goble's Fortuna Mortuary. Please sign the guest book at
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LARRY NELSON JONES Passed away September 29, 2010 at home in Hemet, CA. He was born October 3, 1938 in Washington, D.C. Larry previously lived in Rancho Cucamonga, CA 18 years after moving from the East Coast, specially Arlington and Woodbridge, VA. He retired from the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C. and worked 10 years as a starter at the Claremont Golf Course, Claremont, CA. Larry is survived by his wife, Jennifer; daughters, Machenzie (Edward) and Marsha; sons, Kenneth (Jan) and Larry, Jr. (Ann); brother, George Jones; granddaughters, Yolanda, Dianna and Elizabeth; grandson, Caleb; great-grandson, Nicholas and great-granddaughter, MaKayla. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Teresa and grandson, Zachary. Services will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Hemet Valley Mortuary, 403 San Jacinto St., Hemet, CA. A visitation will precede the services from 10 to 11am. 951-658-4433 #FD833
Laurence Casselman III 1918 - 2010 Laurence Casselman III of Bakersfield, passed away Monday, October 4, 2010, at Pacifica Senior Living, at the age of 92. Mr. Casselman was born on August 11, 1918, in Bismarck, North Dakota and was the son of Laurence and Alice Casselman. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Nancy Casselman. Laurence was a, Veteran who served as a Captain in the U.S., . He was stationed in the Pacific Theater and was involved in the New Guinea, Luzon, and Papuan campaigns. He met the love of his life, Nancy Soudakoff, who was a P.O.W. in the Philippines. After the P.O.W. camp was liberated, he brought her back to the U.S. where they were married for 60 years. Laurence retired after 25 years from the Internal Revenue Service as an investigator and then from the City of Bakersfield with 5 years of service. He is survived by son and daughter- in-law, Larry and Kristi Casselman of Bakersfield; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Rob Akenhead of Huntsville, Alabama; daughter, Cindy Casselman of San Diego; daughter and son-in-law, Lauren and Jeff Frapwell of Bakersfield; 7 grandchildren: Michael and Matthew Akenhead, Karisa Casselman, Lindsey Shaw, and Eric, Ryan and Jordan Frapwell. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Irma Langstrom and all the staff from Pacifica Senior Living and the staff of Hoffmann Hospice for their caring and support. There will be a graveside funeral service held on Friday, October 15, at 10:00 a.m., at Greenlawn Southwest Memorial Park, 2739 Panama Lane.
Lavonne McLellan Bullis, 85, died, along with her son and grandson, in the fire that followed the explosion Sept. 9, 2010, of a natural-gas line in San Bruno, Calif. She was a retired nurse.
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Leford H. Yates, 91, of Cottonwood died Sunday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466).
PORTUGAL, Leonard July 15, 1916 - Oct. 3, 2010 (94). Of Valley Glen, Calif. Leonard was married to Lillyan Portugal for 37 years until her passing in 1989. For the past 20 years, Leonard has been the loving life partner of Patricia Wuertz. Leonard was a furrier, traveler, kindergarten teacher's aide, nature lover and uncle to the world. He brought compassion, humor and great cooking to all who had the good fortune to meet him. Leonard loved family and friends above all else. He was his own man, lived life his way and loved it. We will miss Leonard's warmth, wisdom, bear hugs, jokes and chicken cacciatore. Leonard is survived by his children Natt Portugal (Julia Murray), Perry Portugal (Diane Portugal), Susan Portugal (Ronald Kilgore); his grandchildren Asha Portugal, Danielle Portugal and Luissa Kilgore; his many other relatives and legions of friends. The family wishes to thank Drs. John Glaspy and Samuel S. Murray, Denise Oseguera F.N.P., Vitas Hospice Group and the 5th Floor Staff at Valley Presbyterian Hospital. We are also immeasurably grateful to Ferdinand Mamaril for his love and care. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, 8-684 Factor building, Box 951781, Los Angeles, CA. 90095-1781
Leota Elizabeth Thompson 87, of Colusa, passed away October 8, 2010. Services are pending under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service.
Lepoleon McLemore Sr., Resident of Menlo Park, A native of Texarkana Texas, was born 10/14/35, and departed this life on 10/6/ 2010., Viewing: Wednesday, 6/10 /10 from 6 - 8 pm at Jones Mortuary, 660 Donohoe Street, East Palo Alto, CA. Funeral services Thursday, 10/14/10 at 11:00 am at Abundant Life Christian Fellowship, 2440 Leghorn Street, Mt. View, CA.
Lila D. Burke 95, died October 10, 2010 at home in Santa Rosa. She was the loving wife of the late Donald Burke; loving mother of Donna Rodriguez and Linda Newman; sear sister of Gladyce Rau of Falls Church, VA; adored grandmother of five. great grandmother of four and great great grandmother of one. Lila was a dedicated homemaker and her family was her priority. She volunteered for many organizations; among them were Sights and Sound and New To You Shop. She was a 50 year resident of Santa Rosa and a native of Oregon. Friends are invited to a Visitation at Duggan's Mission Chapel, 525 West napa St., Sonoma, CA 95476 on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 from 12:00 noon - 8:00 p.m.. Graveside Services will be held on Thursday, October 14th, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Sebastopol Memorial Lawn, 7951 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol. DUGGAN'S MISSION CHAPEL SONOMA www.duggansmissionchapel.com
Lillian Louise Grignon, 81, of Redding died Saturday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466).
Linda Marie McCausland 1947-2010 Linda, a fourth-generation San Franciscan, is now at peace after a brief struggle with cancer. Linda was the beloved sister of Warren McCausland, and sister-in-law of Cathy, pre-deceased by her parents Frances and Henry McCausland; also survived by cousins in California and Oregon, and many devoted friends and colleagues. Linda attended St. Cecilia's, Mercy High School, and graduated from the University of San Francisco '69 with a Degree in History, and a Certificate in Elementary Education '70. She since served on the USF Alumni Board of Directors for six years. Linda taught First Grade for seven years at St. Monica's School, and for the past 33 years taught First Grade at Holy Name School; she was also Vice Principal the past two years. She was greatly respected by her peers, and idolized by many of her students who kept in contact after completing First Grade. One of the many acknowledgments she received in her career was an Award for Teaching Excellence from the Herbst Foundation. Linda had a huge impact on all of the people she touched and will live in their hearts forever. She loved teaching, traveling the world with friends, reading and cooking. We wish to thank the Doctors, Nurses, and staff at St. Mary's Medical Center and Pathways Home Hospice for their wonderful care of Linda during her illness. A Mass celebrating Linda's life will be held Friday, October 15th, 10am, at Holy Name Church, 39th Avenue and Lawton Street in San Francisco. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Linda's memory to either Holy Name School, 1560-40th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122; the University of San Francisco, File 30761, PO Box 60000, San Francisco, CA 94160-0001, or to a favorite charity.
Linnea Borcher, 90, of Redding died Saturday at the Redbud Care Home in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
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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.
Lola May Testa, nee Rose, formerly of Marysville, passed away Friday Oct. 8 2010 in Willows CA following a long illness. Lola May was born August 20 1922 in Oklmulgee OK as one of eight siblings. Lola May moved to San Diego CA prior to WWII. She met and married John Peter Testa of Illinois in November 1943. The family lived mostly in California moving to Marysville from Long Beach in 1960. She retired from CalTrans Dist. 3, working first as a pool secretary and retired as an engineer assistant and a member of the Society of Professional Engineers. Lola May loved music. She and two sisters formed a trio, performing locally and on radio in Oklahoma. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Marysville. She was active in the choir, Sunday School and the Footsteps Program. She was preceded in death by her husband John in 1968 and her parents Willie and Florence Rose as well as all of her siblings. She is survived by her three children; John of Oklahoma City, OK, Alice of Oakland, CA and Ward of Anchorage, AK; as well as three granddaughters and a large extended family and dear friends. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated. Send Condolences at
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 Schrader.com.,
Loren Paul Johnson July 1, 1954 - October 9, 2010 Loren Paul Johnson was born on July 1st, 1954, in Brainard Minnesota. The second of four children, he enjoyed a happy childhood, and a close relationship with his brother and two sisters. In 1963 the family moved to Fresno, California, where Loren later attended Washington Union High School. There, he played on the varsity tennis team, made lasting friendships, and discovered his lifelong passion for music...and his guitar. But most importantly, it was where he met his true love and life partner, Marlenea Lynn Harker. On January 11, 1975 Loren and Lynn married in their little farming community of Easton, CA. Loren began working for California Industrial Rubber and the couple soon welcomed their first child Kati Suzanne. Two years later their son Rodney Stephen was born, making the family of four complete. In 1986 they moved to Bakersfield, CA where the family enjoyed a close, loving relationship, and spent most of their spare time attending church activities, relaxing and visiting with friends, and vacationing at the beach. Loren remained passionate about his music, singing in the church choir, ensemble, and other small groups. He loved the Lord and always lived his faith through his kindness, gentleness and humble heart. In 2000 Loren went to work for Grainger, and enjoyed working in industrial supply sales. About this time Loren became a first-time proud papa, and it wasn't long before more grandbabies came along. Tickling and teasing them, singing and playing his guitar, and cuddling them in his lap during movies will be what his grandchildren will remember most about their Papa... Loren is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Lynn Johnson, daughter and son-in-law, Kati and Justin Wilson, son and daughter-in-law, Rodney and Anne Johnson, and his six grandchildren, Christian, Dylan, and ShelbiLynn Wilson; Joseph, Jett, and Arianna Johnson. He is also survived by his mother, Lorraine Johnson, and siblings Stephen, Marlys and Carol Johnson. Dad, there are no words to describe how much we love and miss you. You were a devoted and faithful husband, father, and grandfather. Your bright smile, loving arms, tender heart, beautiful music, and gentle spirit have touched every person in your life. I thank God for giving you to us, and for having the honor of being called you daughter. A memorial service in Loren's honor, will be held Friday, Oct. 15, at 1:00 p.m., at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 3700 Union Ave., Bakersfield, CA.
LOREN C. PERMANN Age 79, resident of Riverside, CA for 49 years, passed away Oct. 8, 2010 at his home due to natural causes. Loren was born April 13, 1931 in Tripp, SD. He retired as a teacher for 30 years and owner of Capones Pizzaria for 22 years. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Loren was preceded in death by his lovely wife, Donna Permann and survived by his daughters, Laura Bizek of FL and Valerie Kirby of Riverside, CA; sons, Anthony Permann, Jonathan Permann and Steven Permann, all of Riverside and David Permann of Texas; 15 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Visitation Oct. 14, from 5-8pm with Rosary at 7pm at Acheson & Graham Mortuary. Mass on Oct. 15, 10am at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Riverside. Burial to follow at Crestlawn Memorial Park. Arrangements under the direction of Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary (951) 688-1221 To offer further condolences please visit
Lorenzo R. Gomez "Lencho" August 10, 1925 - October 9, 2010 Visitation for Lorenzo R. Gomez "Lencho" will be held at Basham Funeral Care (3312 Niles Street) on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. with a Wake service beginning at 7:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held at Union Cemetery on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Lorenzo was born in Sarah, Kansas on August 10, 1925. He grew up in Silao, GTO, Mexico one of 8 siblings. He passed away at home with his loving family on October 9, 2010. He worked in fields as a laborer all over California. He was married to Maria C. Gomez for 54 years and raised 6 daughters and 9 sons. He is preceded in death by his son, Alex Gomez; daughter, Martha Gomez and his grandchildren, Isaac Ramirez, Alfredo Gomez Jr. and Desiree Gomez. Lorenzo will be missed by family many friends. He will always be in our hearts. The family wishes to thank the staff of Hoffmann Hospice and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to them. For additional information, please contact Basham Funeral Care at 873-8200. Basham Funeral Care
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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 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.
BROWNLEE, MARGARET FORSYTHE Margaret Forsythe Brownlee, 93, passed away peacefully on October 1, 2010. Margaret was born on December 30, 1916 in Ionia, Michigan to Lewis and Susie Forsythe. She grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Margaret graduated from the, and went to work at the Medical School, where she met William Brownlee, whom she married in 1941. They shared 61 wonderful years together before Bill passed away in 2003. They lived in Ann Arbor while Bill finished medical school and served in, . They moved to San Diego in 1948 and resided in Mission Hills for 62 years. Margaret and Bill attended Mission Hills United Methodist Church, where they were very active for over fifty years. Margaret served as president of the church women's society, led the Grant Elementary School PTA, and was active in Children's Hospital Auxiliary, Meals on Wheels, other PTA, church, and service organizations, but most importantly she was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her six children, Ann Brownlee Sykora and husband Mirek, Beth Brownlee, Carol Brownlee and friend Chris Elliott, Denise Brownlee Berardinelli and husband Bob, Ellen Stiles and husband Bill, and Fred Brownlee and wife Cheryl. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Scott and David Sykora, Janine and Michael Berardinelli, Betsy and Christopher Stiles, and Grant and Brett Brownlee. Services will be held at a later date.
GARRETT, MATILDE S. Escondido 03/14/1915 - 09/12/2010 UCSD Body Donation Program (858) 534-4546
Matthew Douglas Goodin May 16, 1972 - October 6, 2010 It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of Matthew Goodin. Born on May 16, 1972 in San Francisco, Matt grew up in Novato, where he attended Our Lady of Loretto School. He was graduated from St. Vincent High School in Petaluma, class of 1991. Matt entered the San Francisco Police Department Academy in June 1995 and became a proud member of the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) in December 1995. In 2006 he was awarded the SFPD Golden Badge for acts of heroism. Also in 2006 Matt was awarded the American Legion Officer of the Year Award and its Medal of Valor. In 2007 he earned the SFPD Medal of Valor for outstanding acts of bravery. In 2009 he was awarded the Hero's Day Award from the Golden Gate Breakfast Club. In a September 2006 article entitled, "From Addiction to Altar," the San Francisco Chronicle recognized Matt's quiet gift of kindness and generosity to his fellow man. Matt had given a pair of his boots to a homeless man in San Francisco who had fallen on difficult times. The man was so moved by Matt's concern for him that he turned his life around. Matt later attended his wedding, held at San Francisco City Hall. A sports enthusiast, Matt has always loved baseball, both as a spectator and a player. He was an all-league catcher in high school. He also enjoyed snow skiing, waterskiing and wakeboarding. More recently he developed a love for cycling and completed a triathlon and a ride around Lake Tahoe. Matt is survived by his wife Christie; his children Ryan (10) and Melissa (8) of Menlo Park; his parents Maureen Wayne (Jay), and Douglas Goodin (Patty), all of Novato; his sister Cathy Raymond (Jeff) and nieces Abby and Caroline of Los Altos; father-in-law Terry Shuchat, sister-in-law Julie Bitler (Jim), and nieces Kylie and Megan, all of Palo Alto; and step-siblings Alex and Jennifer Townsend and Jayana Thomas and family. Matt is also survived by a loving extended family, including 33 aunts and uncles, 35 cousins and many treasured friends. A funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at The Church of the Nativity, 210 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park, CA. Interment will follow at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery, 2500 5th Ave., San Rafael, CA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ryan and Melissa Goodin Relief Fund, Account No. 1376659, San Francisco Police Credit Union, 2550 Irving Street, San Francisco, CA, 94122, (415) 564-3800., Matthew Douglas Goodin May 16, 1972 - October 6, 2010 It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of Matthew Goodin. Born on May 16, 1972 in San Francisco, Matt grew up in Novato, where he attended Our Lady of Loretto School. He was graduated from St. Vincent High School in Petaluma, class of 1991. Matt entered the San Francisco Police Department Academy in June 1995 and became a proud member of the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) in December 1995. In 2006 he was awarded the SFPD Golden Badge for acts of heroism. Also in 2006 Matt was awarded the American Legion Officer of the Year Award and its Medal of Valor. In 2007 he earned the SFPD Medal of Valor for outstanding acts of bravery. In 2009 he was awarded the Hero's Day Award from the Golden Gate Breakfast Club. In a September 2006 article entitled, "From Addiction to Altar," the San Francisco Chronicle recognized Matt's quiet gift of kindness and generosity to his fellow man. Matt had given a pair of his boots to a homeless man in San Francisco who had fallen on difficult times. The man was so moved by Matt's concern for him that he turned his life around. Matt later attended his wedding, held at San Francisco City Hall. A sports enthusiast, Matt has always loved baseball, both as a spectator and a player. He was an all-league catcher in high school. He also enjoyed snow skiing, waterskiing and wakeboarding. More recently he developed a love for cycling and completed a triathlon and a ride around Lake Tahoe. Matt is survived by his wife Christie; his children Ryan (10) and Melissa (8) of Menlo Park; his parents Maureen Wayne (Jay), and Douglas Goodin (Patty), all of Novato; his sister Cathy Raymond (Jeff) and nieces Abby and Caroline of Los Altos; father-in-law Terry Shuchat, sister-in-law Julie Bitler (Jim), and nieces Kylie and Megan, all of Palo Alto; and step-siblings Alex and Jennifer Townsend and Jayana Thomas and family. Matt is also survived by a loving extended family, including 33 aunts and uncles, 35 cousins and many treasured friends. A funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at The Church of the Nativity, 210 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park, CA. Interment will follow at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery, 2500 5th Ave., San Rafael, CA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ryan and Melissa Goodin Relief Fund, Account No. 1376659, San Francisco Police Credit Union, 2550 Irving Street, San Francisco, CA, 94122, (415) 564-3800.
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James R. Maclise, 74, of Lodi, was called to rest on Sept. 17. He was born Dec. 14, 1935 in Newark, N.J. His parents .....
A Graveside Service will be held Friday, October 15, 2010 at 3:00 P.M. at Gridley-Biggs Cemetery for Mae J. Scott, 91 of Yuba City, CA. She passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at The Courtyard in Yuba City of natural causes. She was born on January 30, 1919 in Stronghurst, Illinois to her parents, Draper and Nancy Quesenberry. Mae was a long-time resident of Yuba City, and she was a member of the Linda Church of Christ. She began her working career at the Caterpillar plant in Peoria, Illinois. Later, because of the strong patriotism in the country and WW II, she joined the Navy and served her country. Her first duty station was Treasure Island, CA where she met her husband, Jack J. Scott, who was also in the Navy. She completed her tour of duty and began her family as a military wife and mother. A favorite saying of hers was "behind every good military man was a good military wife". A favorite memory is of the "passing in review" at her Navy training graduation ceremony. In the mid 1960's she took the job of Cafeteria Manager for Barry School and served students at Barry, Lincoln and Lincrest Schools. Generations of students still remember Mrs. Scott. Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Jack J. Scott. They were married 61 years. Mae was also preceded in death by her brothers Marvin and Harry Quesenberry, and sisters Mabel Towler, Nancy Quesenberry and Sybil Quesenberry. Mae is survived by her 2 daughters: Marsha Shields (Larry) and Ellen Root (Dale) both of Yuba City, CA; 2 sons: Robert Scott of Chico, CA and Dennis Scott (Kandi) of Yuba City, CA. She is also survived by 3 grandchildren: Jennifer Duran (Eric) of Gridley, CA, Scott Shields of Alabama and Courtney Scott of Chico, CA; and a great grandson, Owen Fountain of Gridley, CA. She is also survived by her sisters Ruby Crabill of IL, Mary Greene of FL, Margie Wilde of AZ and her brother Clinton Quesenberry of IL. A Visitation will be held Thursday, October 14, 2010 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Gridley- Block Funeral Chapel. Mr. Steve Foster of the Linda Church of Christ and the VFW will officiate at the graveside service. Interment will be held at Gridley-Biggs Cemetery. A special thank you to all the staff at The Courtyard for their most excellent care, love and support of our mother while she lived with you. We may forget your names, but we will never forget how you made her your own. Also a special thank you to Dr. Nakashima for the excellent care you gave our mother, and for all those special funny stories you always had ready for her. She always looked forward to seeing you. Contributions in memory of our mother to The Courtyard, 1240 Williams Way, Yuba City, CA 95993 are suggested by the family. Arrangements are entrusted to Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel. Send Condolences
MANUEL JOSEPH MACHADO, SR. JUN 20, 1922 - OCT 6, 2010 Manuel Joseph Machado, Sr., 88, passed away peacefully at home in Ripon on October 6, 2010. He was born in Modesto, CA on June 20, 1922 to Maria and Manuel Machado, who were born in the Azores. Manuel was a very hardworking person. He was a truck driver by profession and he loved the outdoors. He was an avid gardener and could be found tending his vegetable garden every day. Fishing was his passion, especially deep sea fishing, and he always shared his catch with family and friends. He is preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Hoisignton, Trinity Amador, and Rose Bonta. Manuel is survived by his children, Marilyn Cossey, Oakland; Manuel Machado, Ripon, Marlene Fultz, Ripon, Michael Machado, Modesto, and Michelle Anderson, Bethel Island; and by his seven grandchildren, Matthew Machado, Modesto, Monica Machado, Oakland, Laura O'Leary, Oregon, Michael Machado, Modesto, Kelly Machado, Washington, Melissa Ballard, Ripon, and Heather Wiechert, Santa Clara; and by his nine great grandchildren. In his loving memory, donations may be made to Bethany Home, Ripon, CA. A Rosary and Mass will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, October 15, 2010 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Escalon followed by the burial at St. John's Cemetery, Escalon. Arrangements are under the care of Deegan Ripon Funeral Chapel, 111 South Palm Ave. Ripon, CA., www.deeganfuneralchapels.com
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.
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.
Marks, Marilyn Ann October 3, 1945 - October 11, 2010 Marilyn Marks, a pioneer in science education for children, died at her home in Pacific Palisades October 11, 2010. She was 65 and succumbed to a brain tumor. After her own children started school, she employed her Master's Degree and biology background to re-invent herself as an elementary school science teacher. In response to a public outcry for introducing science early in the educational process, Marilyn devoted her remaining four decades to that mission. She successfully transferred her passion for science education to two generations of K-6 grade students (and their teachers) at Crossroads, at all three elementary schools in Pacific Palisades, at Valley Beth Shalom and Heschel Day Schools, at the California Museum of Science and Industry; and finally at Warner Elementary in Westwood. Her enthusiasm for teaching science to elementary school students never waned. She helped develop curriculum at the California Science Center, and she was a curriculum reviewer for the National Science Teacher's Association. She received an Eisenhower Fellowship in 1989 and a National Teacher Award in 1999. For 15 years she ran a consulting company ("Workshop on Wheels") that brought science education to outlying schools. When she realized that a large population of Hispanic students needed to be reached, she learned Spanish so she could help them. She had a longstanding relationship with Creative Teaching Press, for whom she authored many books and pamphlets. She was born Marilyn Ann Frank and educated in the public schools of Houston, Tx. She attended Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University, the University of Houston, and Cal State Long Beach. She married in 1966 and came to Los Angeles in 1969, when her husband started post-doctoral specialty training in the UCLA system. Marilyn was equally devoted as nurturing matriarch of a loving family. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Leonard Marks, Professor of Urology at UCLA; by her children, Michelle, a graphic designer in New York City, and Steven, a computer scientist in San Jose; by her grandchildren, Lila and Noemi Maller; and by her two brothers, Dr. Stuart Frank of Tampa, FL and Dr. Larry Frank of Wichita, KS. In a world full of takers, Marilyn was the consummate giver, a smart, kind, gentle soul whose greatest pleasure came from helping others. She lived to make a contribution, and on an individual level, many times over, she did. All who knew her mourn her premature passing. Interment will be at Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary in Culver City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the UCLA Brain Tumor Research Fund or The World Wildlife Fund.
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, www.mccunechapel.com.,
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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
PERMAN, Marjorie F. Hillside Mortuary 800-576-1994
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Bill Marler, aged 71, died on October 8, 2010 in Stockton after a long illness, with his family by his side. A resident of .....
Mary "Faye" Romero July 24, 1936 - October 6, 2010 Faye Romero was born on July 24, 1936 in Bakersfield, CA. Faye passed away peacefully on October 6, 2010 while surrounded by family who loved her dearly. Faye lived her life to the fullest and enjoyed watching football, camping, traveling to Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas, visiting with family and watching her grandchildren. Faye had a glowing presence and great humor that made all who knew her love her. In 1975, she and her husband, Ruben, owned and operated Ruben's Bakery in Exeter, CA for 10 years. After moving back to Bakersfield, Faye worked for Albertson's for 15 years and met many wonderful, caring people along the way, until she retired to become a full-time grandma at the age of 71. Faye is preceded in death by her mother and father, Louise and Frank Winters and is survived by her devoted husband of 33 years, Ruben; her brother, Gene Skinner; and sister, Kay and husband, Charlie Newman; her children, Debbie and husband, Tim Bush; Terri Cooper; Mel Gardiner; Jereme Gardiner; Lisa and husband, Brad Hirst; Raymond Romero and wife, Samantha; Michelle Romero; Robyn and husband, Daniel Arnold; and Nicholas Romero and wife, Karin; grandchildren, Cindy and husband, John Pitre; Kristin Bush; Brooke Thompson; Rachael Gardiner; Chris and Matt Ferrill; Garrett Romero, Nolan, Damon, Ryann and Rylee Arnold; Xander and Braxton Romero; Lauren, Brandon and Brenna Hirst; Alec, Cameron, Justin and Jessica Romero; Gabriel Montano and Alyssa Ayala; great-grandchildren, Paige and Lexie Rodriguez; as well as numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. We will treasure the time we spent with you, and until we meet again ... you will live in our hearts, minds and dreams forever. We love you so much and we'll strive to make you proud. Friends are invited to join the family in the celebration of Faye's life at a chapel memorial service held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 16th at Greenlawn Southwest (Panama Lane).
Bradford, Mary February 25, 1932 - September 29, 2010 Survivors: devoted husband, Bob Bradford; 3 sons, Mike, Rob and Ken Trussell; daughter-in-law, Ann Trussell; step-daughter, Melody Towsley; 2 granddaughters, Jessica and Ariel Trussell; 2 sisters, Dotti Albertine and Millie Ferguson; 3 brothers, Charles, Gerald and Jimmy Ferguson. Services pending. For information, call 805-389-1947.
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Mary Kathryn Moser November 29, 1923 - October 7, 2010 Graveside services will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 12th, at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Rev. Craig Amos of Odyssey Hospice will officiate. Celebration of Life service will be held at Lutheran Church of Prayer at the corner of Panorama & Morning Dr. at 11:00 a.m. Mary Moser (nee Poe) was born in Anaheim, CA to Elmer and Kathryn Poe. She moved to Bakersfield, CA as a young girl and graduated from East Bakersfield High and Kern Co. Jr. College. Mary was married 55 years to Rev. Martin Moser who predeceased her. They had ministries in Montana, Texas, and California. Mary was a longtime member of Lutheran Church of Prayer where she led Bible study and was on the Altar Circle. Mary was a secretary and loving mother: Martha (Charles) Brown of Tucson, AZ, Kathy (Jake) Gallinetti of Clovis, Mark (Sara) Moser, Martin (Dania) Moser, and son, Daniel predeceased her. She has 12 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren. Her sisters, Betty Wilkinson and Maxine Zeilstra; and brother, Raymond Poe will also miss her. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Lutheran Church of Prayer or Odyssey Hospice. To God be the Glory!
Almost 87, died on October 8, 2010 in her home in Healdsburg, CA of natural causes. Her children and caregivers were with her as she passed peacefully into eternal rest. Mary Lee was born on a dairy farm in Bernice, LA, the oldest of five children: C.W. Andrews, who preceded her in death (Mittie); Edna Brown (Malcolm); Evelyn Tippett (Bob): and Jerry (Pat). In 1945 she came to CA to marry W.C. "Sandy" Sanderson, her lifelong love who preceded her in death nineteen years ago. They began a partnership in life and business that year when they bought the Ford dealership that became W.C. Sanderson Ford. Over the years Mary traveled widely with her husband, children, and grandchildren. She took pride in her garden and was an avid reader. She was a private person of strong character. Above all, she valued her family. She is survived by her children: Judith Sanderson; and W.C. "Timer" Sanderson (Marilyn) of Healdsburg as well as a son, Bill Sanderson of Mill City, OR. Her grandchildren include: Hugh Sanderson (Susan); Trevor Sanderson (Jackie); Erin Radelfinger (Cody); and Annamaria Sanderson. Additionally, she has three great grandchildren: Sarah and Andrew Sanderson and Mason Radelfinger. Many nieces, nephews, and family members will miss her. Visitation will be Friday October 15th, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the church. Funeral Services will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Healdsburg, at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2010. A private family interment will follow at Oak Mound Cemetery. The family wishes to thank Gloria Viedma, Rosa Viedma, and Ewa Frycz for their untiring care of our Mom during the last several years. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Healdsburg District Hospital 1375 University Ave. Healdsburg, 95448, in appreciation of their outstanding care. Funeral arrangements by: FRED YOUNG FUNERAL HOME CLOVERDALE 707-894-2540
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 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.
It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of Matthew Goodin. Born on May 16, 1972 in San Francisco, Matt grew up in Novato, where he attended Our Lady of Loretto School. He was graduated from St. Vincent High School in Petaluma, class of 1991. Matt entered the San Francisco Police Department Academy in June 1995 and became a proud member of the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) in December 1995. In 2006 he was awarded the SFPD Golden Badge for acts of heroism. Also in 2006 Matt was awarded the American Legion Officer of the Year Award and its Medal of Valor. In 2007 he earned the SFPD Medal of Valor for outstanding acts of bravery. In 2009 he was awarded the Hero's Day Award from the Golden Gate Breakfast Club. In a September 2006 article entitled, "From Addiction to Altar," the San Francisco Chronicle recognized Matt's quiet gift of kindness and generosity to his fellow man. Matt had given a pair of his boots to a homeless man in San Francisco who had fallen on difficult times. The man was so moved by Matt's concern for him that he turned his life around. Matt later attended his wedding, held at San Francisco City Hall. A sports enthusiast, Matt has always loved baseball, both as a spectator and a player. He was an all-league catcher in high school. He also enjoyed snow skiing, waterskiing and wakeboarding. More recently he developed a love for cycling and completed a triathlon and a ride around Lake Tahoe. Matt is survived by his wife Christie; his children Ryan (10) and Melissa (8) of Menlo Park; his parents Maureen Wayne (Jay), and Douglas Goodin (Patty), all of Novato; his sister Cathy Raymond (Jeff) and nieces Abby and Caroline of Los Altos; father-in-law Terry Shuchat, sister-in-law Julie Bitler (Jim), and nieces Kylie and Megan, all of Palo Alto; and step-siblings Alex and Jennifer Townsend and Jayana Thomas and family. Matt is also survived by a loving extended family, including 33 aunts and uncles, 35 cousins and many treasured friends. A funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010 at The Church of the Nativity, 210 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park, CA. Interment will follow at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery, 2500 5th Ave., San Rafael, CA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ryan and Melissa Goodin Relief Fund, Account No. 1376659, San Francisco Police Credit Union, 2550 Irving Street, San Francisco, CA, 94122, (415) 564-3800.
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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.
MOHRI, Michiko Shigeko 83-year old Los Angeles resident passed away peacefully on October 6th. She is survived by her beloved husband, Rev. Shoki Mohri; children, Tetsuro Mohri, Yoko Mohri-Lew, and Tabo Mohri; grandchildren Jay, Garrett and Nathan Mohri, Darrin and Cameron Lew; great-grandchild, Isaiah Mohri. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16th 2:00 p.m. at Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 815 E. 1st St., Los Angeles 90012. www.fukuimortuary.com 213-626-0441
Milton O. Freeman (MO) Maj. USAF, Ret Resident of San Jose Born Atlanta, GA 1/11/24, died San Jose 9/28/2010. Preceded in death by father, M.O. Sr., mother Mitylene Mayfield Freeman, and step-mother Kathrine McClesky Freeman. Survived by wife, Joan Ereno Freeman; children Donna Monir (Mony), Deborah Moe, Robert (Karen Wentzel), David, Ron and Julie; sisters JoAnne Freeman (Jim Jucker) and Louise Bradford; 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Several nieces and nephews. Served in the Air Force from 1942-1963 as a navigator/bombardier in World War II and The Koren Conflict. Earned his BA at Florida State University while in the military. After retirement from the Air Force secured his MA in History Education at Stanford University. Taught Social Studies from 1968-1988 at Hyde Junior High School in the Cupertino Union School District. Inurnment will be at Arlington National Cemetery in the spring. Friends are invited to celebrate his life at the Villages Clubhouse, 5000 Cribari Lane, San Jose, 95135, 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Sun. Oct. 17, 2010. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Diabetes Society of Santa Clara Valley, 1165 Lincoln Ave., Ste. 300, 95125, Hospice of the Valley, 4850 Union Ave., SJ 95124 or charity of choice.
MINNIE C. (RUDEL) CABRAL FEB 7, 1922 - OCT 5, 2010 Minnie Cabral, age 88, passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 in Modesto, CA. She was the 9th of 10 children, born and raised in Modesto to parents Henry and Martha Rudel. Minnie enjoyed crocheting, baking Christmas goodies, spending holidays with her family, gardening, going to the casinos and watching her favorite baseball team, the San Francisco Giants. Minnie is survived by her children, Carolyn (David) Klein, Andy Cabral Jr., BeverlyCabral and John (Gloria) Cabral; sister Alice Gardener 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 13th from 4-8 PM, with a Rosary at 6:30 PM in the Heritage Chapel at Lakewood Funeral Home, 900 Santa Fe, Hughson, CA, with a Chapel service on Thursday, October 14th at 10:00 AM, also at the funeral home. Lakewood Funeral entrusted with arrangements. An online guestbook is available for remembrances at, www.modbee.com/obituaries
Mrs. Frances Jenkins Fran Jenkins, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away on Friday, October 8, 2010 at the home of her daughter, Karen Jenkins, in Dobbs Ferry, NY. The cause was liver cancer. Frances Yvonne Jenkins was born on August 6, 1929 to Clara Beatrice Alexander Gibson and Raymond E. Gibson in Oak Park, Michigan. After high school and business college, she worked as an executive secretary at General Motors and Ethyl Corporation. She married William R. Jenkins in 1949, and together they raised their two daughters, Kathryn Marie and Karen Gail, in Ferndale, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. As her children grew, Fran began her lifelong involvement in community affairs, serving as PTA president in their schools and on the Ferndale school board. In 1977, she and Bill moved to Redding, where she reveled in the climate's effect on her roses, filled every inch of shelf space with canned fruit and vegetables from Bill's expansive garden, and grew comfortable with the steers and chickens he raised, if never with the snakes in the pasture. Fran continued her commitment to community in Redding, where she served as president of the Shasta County Cattlewomen's Association and sat on the boards of the Redding Symphony and Shasta Women's Refuge. She was active in Redding Republican Women's Federation, serving two terms as president and proudly hosting a table at the annual Christmas tea for many years. In 2004, RRWF named her Woman of the Year. She was most proud of the Parkview Neighborhood Association, with which she was deeply involved. Fran was a fervent advocate of literacy, reading frequently to children at the Juniper School, donating books requested by teachers to the school library, and helping to raise funds for the new Redding Public Library. She was also a long-time member and supporter of Turtle Bay and Haven Humane Society. Fran regularly attended Redding City Council meetings, where she weighed in on many issues, earning the affectionate nickname, "Front Row" Fran. She frequently led the Pledge of Allegiance to open the meetings. Her devotion to community service won her many awards, from groups ranging from the Women's Refuge to the Northern California Veteran's Cemetery. In 2002, State Assemblyman Dick Dickerson recognized her years of community service by naming her "Woman of the Year" in a ceremony at the State Legislature in Sacramento. Over the years, Fran touched many lives through her unshakable belief in old-fashioned civic virtues, her strong but tolerant political views, and her tireless committee work. For decades, she was also the baker and giver of legendary Christmas fruitcakes that were eagerly awaited by those lucky enough to be on her long list. Fran was predeceased by her husband of 43 years and her daughter, Kathy. She is survived by her daughter, Karen, of Dobbs Ferry, NY, her grandchildren, Althea and Jeremy Webber, and her sons-in-law, Greg Otto, of Shasta Lake City, and David Webber, of Dobbs Ferry. Her family suggests that donations in her memory be made to the Redding Public Library, the Shasta County Women's Refuge, or the North State Symphony. A memorial service will be held in Redding at a date to be announced. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
Muriel L. Schreiber, 91, died Thursday October 7th, 2010 at St Lucie Medical Center in Port St. Lucie, FL. She was born in New York City, and moved to the area 29 years ago from Danbury. Muriel was a school principal for the Board of Education in New York, NY for 30 years before retirement. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Port St Lucie, FL where she was a daily communicant. She was past president of the Council of Catholic Women at Holy Family, member of RSSA of America and CSA of NYC, NY. She was a graduate of the College of Mount St. Vincent class of 1939 in Bronx, NY. She attained her Masters Degree from Fordham University. Survivors include her brother, Walter B. Schreiber of Port St Lucie, FL. A visitation will be held on Wednesday Oct 13th from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Port St Lucie, FL. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11:30 AM also at Holy Family Catholic Church, with Fr Thomas F. Caulley Jr. celebrant. Burial will follow in New York at a later date. Contributions can be made to, Muriel L. Schreiber scholarship fund, c/o Holy Family Catholic Church, 2330 SE Mariposa Ave, Port St Lucie, FL 34952. Please visit and sign our guest book at, . Aycock Funeral Home, Port St Lucie chapel is entrusted with arrangements.
Norman Joseph Pipione, 74, of Yuba City, CA passed away peacefully, with family close by, on October 1st, 2010. He was born February 28th, 1936 in Oakland, CA to Joseph and Helen Pipione. He was preceded in death by both parents as well as his brother Lawrence. Norm was a retired auditor for the DCAA. Norm was an avid sports fan whose favorite teams included The Oakland A's, SF 49er's, Texas Longhorns and the San Antonio Spurs. Of all sports though, baseball was his passion. Norm played baseball during his youth and adult life and later coached a number of Little League teams. Norm had a great love and appreciation of family and fun. A perfect day for Norm would be fishing in the morning, watching an A's game in the afternoon and then telling stories and jokes while enjoying an "adult beverage" late into the evening. He was a wonderful father, loving grandfather and good friend. Norm is survived by his wife of 23 years, Edie, and his daughters Holly Stamper (Danny) of Yuba City, CA, Amy Pipione of Auburn, CA and Ashley Pipione of Coos Bay, OR. Also surviving Norm is his step son Paul Albers (Debbie) of Austin, TX, his step daughter Sara Malphurs (Darren) of Austin, TX and his step daughter Adrienne Albers of Austin, TX as well as his grandchildren Abby, Olivia, Leah, Kayla, Katie, Hannah, Emily and Joseph. Talin, his great grandson whom he never got to meet, was born four days before his passing. On October 3rd, 2010, family and friends gathered at his daughter Holly's house to celebrate Norm's life. He was always the life of the party, even on that day. Send Condolences to
January 25, 1921 ~ October 5, 2010 Onis F. Cline was born on January 25, 1921 in Broken Arrow, OK. Onis passed away on October 5, 2010. Onis met the love of his life, Beatrice M. Andrews and they were united in marriage on May 25, 1945. Onis served in the Navy with the Sea Bees during World War II. He worked at Gold Dredgers shop for 2 years, doing repair work on Equipment while gold was extracted, at Miles and Sons for 18 1/2 years, then at Leonard Tanklines for numerous years before retiring. Onis was a member of the VFW, American Legion and Roaming Elks. Onis is survived by his wife of 65 years, Beatrice M. Cline, and two sons, Gary O. Cline of Merced and Larry F. Cline of Elk Falls, Kansas, 8 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday October 13, 2010 from 4-7pm at Whitton Family Funeral Service. Graveside service will be on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 10am. at the Merced District Cemetery with Military Honors. Minister Rod Early will be officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the , Services are entrusted to Whitton Family Funeral Service.
Obituaries for Tuesday, Oct. 12
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BERTRAM -- Richard L. Bertram II, 26, of Fresno died Oct. 5. He was a customer service representative. Services were held. Arrangements: Nova Cremation Service.
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Herb Jackson, a colorful public figure and one-term Sacramento County district attorney who was swept into and out of office in election upsets, died Friday of cancer, his family said. He was 75. Herb Jackson Born: May 4, 1935 Died: Oct. 8, 2010 Survived by: Wife, Pat of Sacramento; son, Michael of Sacramento; daughters, Colleen Hildeburn of Orinda and Karen Schuppert of Napa; sisters, Lucy Ellen Hamilton and Susie Yeates, both of Sacramento; stepchildren, Kristen Bruce of Sacramento and Mark Alling of Crested Butte, Colo.; three grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at Holy Spirit Church, 3159 Land Park Drive, Sacramento In memory: Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
On Sunday, Oskar Huber, 77, and his wife were killed as their Piper plane crashed on a hill north of Livermore. Both were experienced pilots and often made the 45-minute flight to and from Auburn, where their son lives.
Pamela Wilkinson Lee Mar 4, 1961-June 17, 2010 Survived by son Brandon and daughter Samantha. Remembrance July 10, 2010. 408-239-0216.
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Paul Bjoring Resident of Redwood City Born 11-13-41. Passed 10-5-10. He was a Corporal in the Army in Germany. Survived by his brother Rodger and sister Gloria and 15 nieces and nephews. He worked at Kelly Moore Paints for 35 years. As an avid horseman, he taught children to ride. Celebration of Life Service to be held at the Pioneer Saloon in Woodside, CA on Sat. Oct. 16th from 2-4. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.
PAUL DUANE DEHART APR 1941 ~ OCT 2010 After a brief illness, Paul passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family and friends. He is lovingly survived by his children, Michael, Bryan, Julie and Chad, grandchildren Sherice, Clairesse, Steven, Ashley and Emma, former wife Diane, and brother Gary. He is preceded in death by his children Jared and Jeremy and parents Arland and Laurelle. At Paul's request, a celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, October 13th from 12:00 pm
Paul Anthony O'Kane A third generation San Franciscan, passed away on October 10th at the age of 66 due to complications from ALS. He leaves behind his beloved wife Linda, his brother Tom and his wife Sharon, nephews Paul, Phillip and his wife Molly, and John and his fiance Natalie Swift. In addition, he is survived by his in-laws Kathy and Jim Parkin, Mary and George Conway and Steve and Peggy Hughes and their families, as well as multiple cousins and close friends. Paul was a longtime member of the San Francisco Fire Department. He also was a member of Apollo Lodge in the Odd fellows Association. Paul enjoyed many of life's activities, including tennis(formerly golf), hunting, fishing, abalone diving and scuba. Over the past several years he and Linda traveled extensively, especially to his beloved Mexico and Australia, establishing friendships in many parts of the world. Visitation will be held Thursday October 14th at 3pm with a Rosary at 7pm at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westllake Ave, Daly City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday October 15th at 11am at St. Gabriel's Church, 2559 40th Ave, SF. Memorial gifts in memory of Paul can be made to the ALS Association, Greater Bay Area Chapter, 565 Commercial St, 2nd floor, San Francisco, Ca 94111.
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Pete Van Dam September 12, 1936 - October 6, 2010 Pete Van Dam is survived by his wife, Janet; children, Tamara, Julie, Dennis, Keith, Catherine, and Michael; granddaughters, Danielle, Gabrielle, and Tess. Son, Chris, predeceased him. The memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 16, at 9:30 a.m., at the Church of the Living Savior, 149 5th St., in McFarland, CA 93250. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Youth Group at the church. If you knew Papa Pete, you would probably picture him with smiling eyes, a generous heart, and a big wide grin. You would feel a bear of a hug, his faithfulness to God, and all his love. You would know that you were special, the joy of his life, and that he always had time for you. When you sought his counsel, you would hear insightful and compassionate words guided from the scripture. When you think of him now, remember his joy of doing for others and for the Lord. Give someone a hug.....Give a dog a treat.....Give the gift of your time....SMILE...For Pete's Sake!
Peter Lenz, 13, died Aug. 29, 2010, after an accident during warm-ups for a motorcycle race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Before his family moved to Washington, he lived in Santa Cruz and Mountain View, Calif. His paternal grandparents and uncles live in the Santa Cruz area.
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, fairfieldfuneral-home.com.
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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, 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.
In Loving Memory, Randy Allen Jones, 1960-2009, Enduring family; Mother Norma,, Sisters Sheri, Toni, Sharlene,, Wife Deborah, Daughter Brittany,, Son Blake, 11 Nieces and, Nephews,, 7 Great Nieces and, Nephews., Randy has, and will be, deeply missed.
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Helen "Jane" Raridon Helen "Jane" Raridon, 80 years old, passed peacefully at her Livermore home Oct. 5, 2010. Graveside services will be 10am this .....
Taix, Raymond Marcell April 28, 1925 - October 10, 2010 Raymond Marcell Taix, born April 28, 1925, in Los Angeles, died peacefully October 10, 2010, surrounded by his family at his home in Pasadena. Survived by his wife, Toni Rae Bruno Taix; son, Michael Taix; daughter-in-law, Karri, and five grandchildren, Michael Ray, Nicolas, Marleina, Parker, London; niece, Suzanne Taix; and the Bruno Family, brother-in-law J. Jon Bruno, sister-in-law Mary Bruno; niece Jonelle Bruno; nephews Phillip Bruno and Brent Woodrich; great niece, Morgan, and great nephews Christopher, Thomas, Evan and Max; and many friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 15, in the Old Mausoleum Chapel at Calvary Cemetery, 4201 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles. Mr. Taix was the owner of Taix Restaurant, which his family established in Los Angeles in 1927. He was the active manager of the restaurant since 1950, and a founder of Les Fr'res Taix Restaurant in 1962 when the business relocated from downtown to Echo Park. Mr. Taix is predeceased by his parents, Marius Taix and Claudia Sangouard Taix, and by his older sister, Lucille Taix Narp, and his younger brother, Pierre Taix. The Taix family came to Los Angeles around 1870 from the Hautes-Alpes section of southeastern France. Baptized January 3, 1926, at Sacred Heart Church in Los Angeles, Raymond Taix graduated from Loyola High School in 1943 and later attended Washington State University and Woodbury University. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on April 22, 1943, and entered into active duty on July 18, 1943. He served in the 90th Air Service Group on Guam and attained the rank of Sergeant. He was honorably discharged February 28, 1946 and was the recipient of the American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. An avid hunter, fisherman and wine enthusiast, Mr. Taix also enjoyed golf, travel, and eating good food. He was a member of the Board of Directors of La Societe Francaise de Bienfaisance Mutuelle; of Ducks Unlimited, Rio Hondo Chapter; and the San Gabriel Country Club. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Raymond M. Taix to Holy Family Adoption Agency, 840 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026, (213) 202-3900.
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Jenine Reyes Nov 1, 1938 - Sept 13, 2010 Resident of Union City, CA Jenine Reyes passed away unexpectedly on Sept 13, 2010 at .....
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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 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 www.camarillomortuary.com.
KALLET, Richard Passed away peacefully at home on October 9, after a brave battle against lung cancer. Rick will be forever in the hearts of his beloved wife Joan, his cherished daughter Lesley, his adoring granddaughter Nola, and his son-in-law Alex. Rick is also survived by his loving brother Steve Kallet and his family. We all love you. Services will be held at 1 p.m., Today, Tuesday, October 12, 2010, Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries- Hollywood Hills, 800-600-0076.
Richard "Ricky" Durrell Cronkright Landis, 43, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. Ricky was born and raised in Atascadero and graduated from Atascadero High School in 1985. Ricky was a talented musician with a passion for guitar. His creativity carried over into his carpentry trade and gourmet cooking, but his life''s love was his son, Ricky and finance, Renee. He will be remembered as a devoted father, brother, son and true friend. Ricky''s smile will be deeply missed by all. Ricky is survived by his son, Richard "Ricky" Landis; mother, Nancy Kerr; brothers Russ Landis, Randy Cronkright and Rod Landis; sisters Jeanine Dowling and Lynette Miller; step-father, Ron Landis; and finance, Renee Arlet. He was preceded in death by his father, Oliver "Skip" Cronkright. A memorial service and reception will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at the Atascadero Bible Church, 6225 Aascadero Mall in Atascadero. Donations to the Ricky Landis Memorial Fund can be made at any Santa Lucia Bank branch office.
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.
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 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.
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Robert Dean Vaughn, Resident of Hayward, July 20, 1955 - Sept. 29, 2010, Robert Dean Vaughn (Bob Vaughn) died on September 29, 2010 at 1:10am in Hayward, California. He lost his battle with pancreatic cancer; he was fifty five years old. Bob is survived by his wife Carmen Vaughn, his twin daughters, Tiffany Kehaulani Vaughn, Karalee Mahealani Vaughn and his son, Darren Vaughn (11)., Bob was born in Sidney Nebraska on July 20, 1955. Hayward, California became his life time residence soon after. Bob dedicated over 35 years to United Airlines as an Aerospace mechanic and won many awards and accolades throughout his tenure. He enjoyed spending time traveling, eating different foods, entertaining with backyard barbeques, being at home with his friends and family, and being a loving husband and father., His memorial service will be held on October 16, 2010 at 11:00am at Holy Angels Funeral & Cremation Center, Hayward, California Holy Angels Funeral &, Cremation Center - FD1456 1051 Harder Rd, Hayward, CA 94542, 510-537-6600
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.,
In Loving Memory of Ronald "Scott" Lackey June 24, 1963 - October 10, 1980 Even though you have been gone for thirty years, not a day goes by that I do not miss your mischievous ways and your happy smile. You will always be loved and remembered by the ones you left behind. Love, Mom
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
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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.
SHOLLENBERGER, Bonnie Virginia (1902 - 2010) Bonnie Virginia Shollenberger passed away peacefully on October 1, 2010 to return to her maker. She was born on November 13, 1902 in San Bernardino, Ca.
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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, fairfieldfuneral-home.com.,
Born to Francisco and Maria Cardenas on May 18, 1972 in El Paso, Texas. Sandra passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at the age of 38 years. She is survived by her parents; her husband John Jones; her son Ian Jones; sisters Laura and Gaby Cardenas, brother Frank Cardenas, Jr.; nieces Corina, Clara, Abigail and Evelyn and nephew Nathaniel. She leaves behind a vast network of other family, friends, and colleagues who deeply loved, respected and admired her. Sandra will be remembered as a fiercely devoted mother. Her son was her primary source of joy, motivation, and often courage. She was the happiest in his presence. It was of great importance to her that he experience a life rich with opportunity. As a passionate advocate for survivors of domestic abuse, Sandra inspired hope and embodied empowerment. She was admired for her warmth and listening skills, her compassionate advocacy and her creativity and resourcefulness. She was a great collaborator with community members and colleagues; she was well respected in the criminal justice system. Sandra was a role model, a mentor, and a talented leader from behind the scenes. She was confident, unassuming, and never judgmental. She was fun-loving, spontaneous, and masterfully tenacious. Her brilliant wit and humor were unparalleled. On Monday, October 11, 2010, there was a viewing from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa. At 6:00 p.m. there was a casual gathering to share memories. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Ian Jones Education Fund by contacting any branch of the Exchange Bank. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 525-3730
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GOLDSMITH, Sarah W. Born Sara-Helen Waxer on April 24, 1919 in Columbus, Wisconsin, passed away in Los Angeles, California on October 9, 2010. She was preceded in death by parents Harry and Dora Waxer, brother Joseph Waxer, husband Samuel Naistat, husband Morris Goldsmith, son Robert Naistat, and stepson Gerald Goldsmith. She is survived by sister Risha Levinson, sons David and Richard Naistat, daughters-in-law Beverly Naistat and Carol Goldsmith, grandchildren Joel, Carrie, Ellen, Jennifer, Aaron, Ian, and Rebecca, her nieces and nephews, and all of their families. Services to be held at Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary, 6001 W. Centinela Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045 at noon on Thursday, October 14, 2010. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
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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, 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, fairfieldfuneral-home.com.
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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.
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John Stewart Sutherland, 62 Resident of Redding, CA Passed away peacefully in his Redding home on October 5, 2010 from asthma complications. He is .....
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Timothy Joseph McNerney December 5, 1947 - October 1, 2010 Timothy Joseph McNerney (Tim) passed away from a heart attack in Sonora, CA. Born in Santa Monica, son of Betty and Michael McNerney, he graduated from Garces High School in Bakersfield and attended Arizona State. A life-long contractor by trade, he was fond of adventure and traveled the world in his younger years. He settled in the Santa Cruz area, living with his beloved animals on a ranch raising horses. He started McNern Construction, plying his trade in Guerneville, Wheatland, Twain Harte, and Haiku, HI. Tim was a quiet, gentle unassuming man who was a friend to all and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his loving daughter, Alana Claeys; grandchildren, Aiden and Aliah; sister, Mary Cannistraci; brother, Dennis; stepmother, Virginia McNerney; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Sea scattering ceremony is planned for Monday, Oct. 18, at 12:45 p.m., at 789 Mariner Pkwy., Dock F, Santa Cruz for those wishing to pay their respects. Donations can be made to your favorite charity.
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BLACK, VIRGINIA L. March 18, 1919 Oct. 6, 2010 Virginia passed away peacefully in her sleep. She survived the passing of her husband Robert J. Black. Survivors are her son James R. Black, wife Tina Black, sisters Bessie Andrews, Rita Nagel, and Louella Patterson, numerous nieces and nephews, and grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Sharp Hospice Care, PO Box 1750, La Mesa, CA 91944.
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Charlene Vinella Resident of Sparks, NV Charlene Vinella, 74, passed away on Friday, October 8, 2010 at her Sparks, NV home with family at .....
Virginia Montagner 1920 - 2010 Mom died in her sleep the morning of October 6, 2010 at the age of 90. She was born May 19, 1920 in Ingot, CA to Joseph and Lucille Ward. Mom and Dad were married June 24,1944. Mom worked a few years at J.C. Penny when it was in down town Redding. She spent the rest of her life as a mother and housewife. Mom loved to sew, cook, gardening, and the holidays. She was an exceptional mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her. Mom was predeceased by dad (Mario), parents Joseph and Lucille, sisters Lura, Arliss, Audray, and Luella. Mom leaves behind daughters Lynn (Dan) Black, Jo Ann (Keith) Webster, son David (Diane) Montagner, brother Bill (Joy) Ward, grandkids Dean, Eric, Evan, Connie, and Jason, and 5 great grandkids, special friends Aunt Jo, Irma and Harold Hampton, Dick and Kathy, and Mike and Jackie. Services will be at the Anderson District Cemetery on October 15, 2010 at 1:00 PM There will be a viewing 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM the same day at Allen & Dahls in Anderson. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
Virginia Pagano 1-31-22 to 10-8-10 Passed away at home joining her late husband just in time to celebrate their anniversary the next day. She is survived by her sons Frank Kastell (Lina), Richard Kastell, Tony Pagano, Robert Pagano (Anne), her Grandkids Darcy Kastell, Kim Cecchi, Brian Pagano, Megan Pagano and her great grandkids. She is also survived by her sisters Florence Hernandez, Lori Pizzo, Carol Anderson and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Anthony Pagano, her father and mother Charles & Angelina Pizzo, her siblings Frank Pizzo, Mildred Richichi, Mary Carey, Della Elia, Julia Green, Alma Isetti, Edith Calegari, Rose Rossi, and Rita Morelli. A special thanks to her caregivers Shirley and Marlena. Friends may visit Thursday October 14th from 10am and are invited to attend the Funeral Service Thursday at 12pm at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave, Daly City. Burial to follow at Italian Cemetery, Colma. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the, or the Make-A-Wish foundation.
PRICE, WALTER C. April 7, 1921 to October 4, 2010 Interment at El Camino Memorial Park, Tuesday, October 12th, 2 p.m. Memorial Service and Celebration of Life Sunday, October 17th, 2 p.m. at University Christian Church, 3900 Cleveland Ave., San Diego, CA. Gifts may be extended to the "Bridges to Understanding" Fund at UCC.
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,
William Henry Hough Bill Hough died on September 22, 2010 at San Rafael of leukemia. Mr. Hough was born on July 2, 1940, to Margaret and Samuel Hough in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He excelled in athletics and won an Eagle Scout award when he was 15. He received his BA and MA in economics at the University of California, Berkeley, during the Free Speech Movement. He taught economics at Amadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria for three years during the Biafran War. Upon his return to the United States, he started a construction business in Santa Cruz, CA and became a very active advocate for the United States Institute of Peace. In 1986 Mr. Hough moved to Marin County. He organized a two-year series of programs at the College of Marin featuring local, national and international leaders of the peace and environmental movements. He became active in the Democratic Party and was named co-Marin County Democrat of the Year in 1988. In 1990 he served as campaign manager for now Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey in her pre-primary campaign and as an advisor until she elected to Congress in 1992. In 1992, he served as the President of the 12-chapter Northern California Division of the United Nations Association, USA, and he led the Division during the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the drafting and signing of the United Nations Charter. He also was a co-founder of the Presidio-based Resource Center for the United Nations and served as its Executive Director. In 2002, Bill cofounded the Phillip and Sala Burton Center for Human Rights and served as its director until his death. Bill leaves behind wife Yasemin, sons Alden and Benjamin, grandchildren Lauren, Miles and Ella, as well as four siblings, Samuel, Sherna, Brian and Bonnie. A celebration of his life will be held at the Presidio Yacht Club in Sausalito on Saturday, October 16th from 1:00 - 6:00 PM.
ERICKSON-Wallace A "Wally". Wally peacefully passed away on September 10, 2010 at age 87. He was born in Los Angeles on September 2 1923. He was a long time resident of Covina, Ca. Wally grew up in Pasadena and graduated from Woodbury College and
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 B. Erwin August 23, 1945 - October 7, 2010 "POP", age 65 went home on October 7, 2010. Bill is best known as the Director of the Willows Recovery Center. It is through his passion for helping others that he became a mentor and planted the seed of recovery in so many men. He truly cared for every man and their family who came through the door of the Willows. Bill taught us how to live so we could become productive members of society. Now Bill and Walter can have their 8:30 morning meeting again and we are certain he has the best seat in the house to watch over us. Bill had a great sense of humor, loved traveling, and enjoyed spending time with both of his grandchildren, loved fishing in Mexico, family trips and kayaking. He had a special love for his grandson Sammy and attended all of his baseball games. Bill was a loving and caring father and a role model for his kids. Bill loved hot rods, his dogs and had the biggest heart, always making donations for the cause. He is survived by wife, Mary; daughters, Lynn and Melinda; sons, Jack and Jerry; beloved grandson, Sammy; granddaughter, Farah; and his two sisters, Beth and Brenda. Chapel service will be held on Friday, October 15, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., at Greenlawn Memorial Chapel, 3700 River Blvd. No visitation is scheduled. Greenlawn Mortuary
William James Bullis, 17, died, along with his father and his grandmother, in the fire that followed the explosion Sept. 9, 2010, of a natural-gas line in San Bruno, Calif. He was a student at Millbrae High School and is survived by his mother, Sue, and his sister, Janine.
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William (Bill) Nichols William M. Nichols age, 61 passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2010 in Magalia, CA. Memorial Service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at Paradise Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Road. View full obituary at www.nbcfh.com Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
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Kimberly Lorraine Wooten VISTA -- Kimberly Lorraine Wooten went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, October 8th, 2010. A graduate of .....
des COGNETS, Ingeborg March 7, 1922 - October 9, 2010 A lover of peace, nature and all beautiful things in this world, Ingeborg passed away quietly in her sleep during the morning of October 9.