JOHNSON, ANN S. Bonita, CA Nov. 13,1927 - Oct. 6,2010 Greenwood Memorial Park & Mortuary (619) 264-3131
JOHNSON, ANN S. Nov. 13, 1927 to October 6, 2010 Ann was born and raised in Northern Minnesota. Her dad, K.C. Satterfield, was the Superintendent of Schools for the Buhl School District. She was accepted to the, where she met her future husband, Bruce. In 1952, the couple moved to San Diego. Bruce, then a Naval Officer, reported for active duty during the, . Ann was an active volunteer. She was very busy with what was then the Chula Vista Community Hospital. She served on many committees including as President of the Hospital Auxilliary, and helped to organize many fundraising events during her years there. She also taught swimming to children through the Red Cross and spent much of her time involved in her children's school activities from band to football and their extra curricular adventures from goats to horses, dogs and chickens. She was always very creative. She began her painting career under the tutelage of the late Doris Cox. She completed an AA degree from Southwestern College and created over 70 beautiful and cherished oil paintings and water colors which hang in homes and offices from Chula Vista to Colorado. Ann was very fond of travel. She travelled all over the world, from Europe to China, Japan and Africa. She had RV'd to every state in the union except Alaska, which she visited via cruise ship. She is greatly missed. She is survived and loved by husband Bruce, daughter Melissa, son Bruce Jr. (Beverlee), and her sister Evelyn (Lloyd).
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Alejandra Lacaros Abinoman, age 93, a 25-year resident of Oxnard, died at home on Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 from natural causes. She had been bed ridden since a stroke more than 11 years ago., She was born on Sept. 1, 1917 in Masbate, Philippines. She and her husband, Anacleto, immigrated from the Philippines to Mountain View, Calif., in 1985, and then moved to Oxnard where they resided with her daughter Belen, Belen's husband Roger Bingham, and her granddaughter Sherry. Alejandra and her husband became U.S. Citizens in 1991., Preceded in death by her oldest son, Adolfo, she is survived by her husband, Anacleto Abinoman; by four daughters, three sons, 23 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren., Viewing will be at between 4 and 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 14 and 15 at the Funeraria Conrad-Carroll with a Rosary at 6 p.m. each evening and the Eulogy at 7 p.m. Friday. A funeral Mass for Alejandra will be held at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church and she will be interred at the Santa Clara Cemetery following Mass. A reception following interment will be at the City Buffett located at Highway One and Statham Boulevard.
Aletha G. Santos-Grimm, 76, of Burney died Saturday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro (547-4444).
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.,
Alvin C Robinson Resident of Libby, Montana Al "Charlie" Robinson was born in Los Angeles, CA on July 22, 1924 and passed away in Libby, MT on October 6, 2010 at the age of 86. He grew up in West Covina, CA and during WWII he served as a Staff Sargent in the 22nd Weather Squadron of the AAF. Following his enlistment he attended USC getting a degree in electrical engineering. He started work at Lockheed Aircraft in Burbank, CA and then transferred to Lockheed Missiles and Space in Sunnyvale where he worked until his retirement in 1981. Following the passing of Gertrude, his loving wife of 52 years, Al moved from San Jose to Montana to enjoy photography and fishing, two of his passions. Al is survived by his daughters, Allene Liebenberg and Marchette Robinson, his son Randall Robinson, 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Kootenai Pets for Life, PO Box 1454, Libby, MT 59923. DARLING FISCHER CHAPEL OF THE HILLS.
AMITESH RAM SHARMA MAR 28, 1981 - OCT 10, 2010 Please leave your condolences with:, www.turlockmemorialpark.com
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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.
FORMAN, Andrew Sunday, October 10, Andrew Forman gave up his fight with Cancer and pneumonia to go to a more restful place. He is survived by his wife Melba, son Ken and his wife Monique, their daughter Karen and son-in-law Paul, his brother Bruce and five grandchildren. All the family and their very dear friends will miss this wonderful man and say goodbye on Thursday, October 14, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Hollywood Hills (800) 600-0076.
Andrew Lester Buelna July 2, 1953 to October 8, 2010 Andy went peacefully to be with the Lord on October 8, 2010. He died as the result of an illness received in Vietnam. He is survived by his wife, Alicia, of 33 years, and children Andrew Charles (wife Kimberly), and Eli. Grandchildren: Summer Rose and Andrew Thomas. He is also survived by parents Anne and Andy Buelna, sister Elizabeth, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a husband, father, grandfather, son and brother, a Vietnam Veteran serving in the Navy. He served on the Foothill Volunteer Fire Department for 30 years as an EMT, and achieved the rank of captain. He worked and consulted in mining, mining safety, was an artist, accomplished outdoorsman, environmentalist, & humanitarian. A celebration of Andy's life will be held on October 17, 2010, 1:00 PM at the Foothill Volunteer Fire House, Willow Glen Road, Brownsville. For information please call 530-675-1321. Send Condolences at
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ANTHONY DENNIS CARUSO Tony Caruso passed into the next life on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at his home in Nuevo, CA where he lived for 26 years. He was born June 13, 1938 in Johnstown, PA. He is survived by his wife Cindy, daughters Toni DeVito, Kelly Caruso, Gina Caruso and Eva Gutierrez, 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his oldest daughter Marian. He will be greatly missed by all.
Anthony J. "Tony" Azevedo, 70, former resident of Arroyo Grande, passed away Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, in Panguitch, Utah. He was born in 1940 in San Luis Obispo to John Miquel and Mary S. Bettencourt Azevedo. He married Betty Lee Zeyen. Anthony is survived by his wife; daughters, Patricia Azevedo, Toni Azevdo, and Sadonia (Corey) Melson; 7 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. Funeral mass will be held at 11am, Saturday, October 16, 2010 at St. Paul''s The Apostle Catholic Church in Pismo Beach. Viewing will be at 6pm, with recitation of the Rosary following at 7pm, Friday, October 15, 2010 at the Lady Family Mortuary, 555 Fair Oaks in Arroyo Grande. Burial will be in the Arroyo Grande Cemetery. Lady Family Mortuary 489-4717 Arroyo Grande
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FERRARO, Anthony Robert Born Sept. 24, 1924 in Utica, NY and passed away on Oct. 8, 2010 in Arcadia, CA. Survived by wife of 65 years Lucy, sons Robert and James, daughter Donna, six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, sister Madeline, and brothers Fred and Sal. Tony was a submarine veteran of WWII and Korean War. From 1953-55 he worked at Gen. Dynamics on the Nuclear Sub program, where he helped design piping systems for the Nautilus and Sea Wolf. In 1956 he joined Jacobs Eng. After relocating his family from Conn. to Calif., he worked there 28 years and retired as a VP. Viewing at 6 p.m. and Rosary at 7 p.m. on Thurs. Oct 14. both at Douglass & Zook Mortuary in Monrovia. Funeral Mass at 11am on Fri. Oct 15 at St. Rita's Catholic Church Sierra Madre. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to St. Rita's school, or any children's charity. Douglass & Zook Chapel of Remembrance Funeral Home (626) 358-3244, assisting the family.
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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Esther Margaret Aughinbaugh Died: 10/10/2010 Born: 6/12/1916 Long time Fremont Resident Died peacefully of natural causes at her home in Lindale, Texas home on .....
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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Elinor Bornstein Former Oakland Resident Elinor, aged 87 years, a lifelong resident of Oakland, passed away Tuesday in San Leandro. She was a secretary .....
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 A. Franks, age 71 of Sharon, previously of New Milford, died at the Sharon Hospital on October 8, 2010. She was the wife of Arnold C. Franks. Barbara was born January 21, 1939 in Ottowa, Ontario, the daughter of the late Walter and Stella (Casey) Chopowick. She was an outstanding mother and wife and dedicated her life to the care of her family, friends and community. She will be loved and missed by all who had the priviledge of knowing her. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Richard Cloutier of Port Richy, Fla. and Gregory Franks of Phoenix, Md.; three daughters, Bethany Franks of Guilford, Jennifer Franks of Old Saybrook, and Anne Franks of Greenwich; a brother, Michael Chopowick of Ontario; and three grandchildren, Natasha, Alex and Anabelle. A memorial service will be celebrated on Saturday, October 16th at 1 p.m. at the New Milford Church of Christ, 129 Litchfield Road, (Rt 202) New Milford. Memorial contributions may be made to the .
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Gideon W. (Skip) Baxter Aug 10, 1930 ~ Oct 8, 2010 Resident of Fremont Skip is survived by his children Jane Darlene Baxter-Knowles and .....
Beatrice Mary Ginty, died peacefully surrounded by her family, at Danbury Hospital on Monday, October 11, 2010. She was born on December 23, 1923, a daughter of the late John and Gladys (Foshay) Mishico. She worked for several years at Ryder's Dairy then later in life she worked as a Nurse's Aide at Mediplex retiring after 10 years of service in 1992. Mrs. Ginty was a private person who enjoyed being with her family. Mrs. Ginty is survived by a son: Joseph Ginty and his wife Kris of Danbury; a daughter: Janice Gurshin and her husband, Christopher of Glastonbury; two sisters: Frances Butera and her husband, Evo of Danbury and Bobbie Ann Giambartolomei and her husband James of Bedford, NH; a brother: Jack Mischico of Huntington; three grandchildren: Mary Swenson, Stephen LoPinto and Leigh Anne Lui and a great-grandson, Hayden Lui. She was predeceased by two brothers: Raymond Dickens and George Mischico. Contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. Services are private and at the direction of the family. The Cornell Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements. To light a candle of hope and remembrance please visit our website at
Bill Marler, aged 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
Bill Mundy, 79, died Sept. 14, 2010, in San Jose, Calif. With his wife, Marifran, he had been proprietor of Schurra's Candy Factory from 1983 until their son, Brian, took over in 2005. Private services have been held.
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Bonnie Morley, 74, of Anderson died Sunday at home. Arrangements are pending at Lawncrest Chapel in Redding (222-1587).
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Mr. Michael Andre Burrows Nov. 29, 1952 Oct. 7, 2010 Resident of Hayward Michael was born in Memphis, Tennessee and called home while in .....
1930 - 2010, Byron T. Bartlett, Jr., loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away Aug. 28, 2010 in Canoga Park., Born to Byron and Delina Bartlett in Old Town Maine on May 16, 1930. Byron joined the Navy in 1951 and met his wife Kikue while stationed at Atsugi Japan. They were soon married and shortly after moved to San Diego. Byron and Kikue lived in Oxnard from 1968 -1971 and again from 1972-2007 when he had a heart attack and was moved to a skilled nursing facility in Canoga Park., Byron was preceded in death by his loving wife of 48 years., He is survived by his brother, Donald Bartlett of Waterville, Maine, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his son, Byron T. Bartlett III of Santa Maria, daughter-in-law, Patricia, and grandson, Daniel; other grandsons, Byron T. Bartlett IV of Camarillo, David J. Bartlett of Augusta, Ga., and their families., Byron retired from the Navy in 1971 and in 1973 opened Bartlett's Lawnmower Shop in Oxnard as owner and operator for 34 years. In the last several years before his heart attack much of his time was devoted to caring for his ailing wife., Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16 at The Harbor Community Church, 3100 Preble Ave., Ventura.
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FAISON, CORENE of Chula Vista 4/10/24 - 10/03/10 Aztlan Mortuary (619) 337-8100
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.
Mr. Calvin Ott Parker, 52, of Medford, Ore., passed away Monday, September 6, 2010, at his home. He was born on December 29, 1957, at Eureka, Calif., to Harold and Jacqueline Parker. Calvin enlisted in the U.S.
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Elena Valente Caparelli Resident of San Jose Age 97. Entered into rest October 7, 2010. Beloved wife of the late James Caparelli, loving sister .....
Chessari, Carmelo aka Carmen John Passed away in South Carolina on August 19, 2010, at age 74. Formally of the San Fernando Valley, CA. Mr. Chessari was born and raised in Jersey City, NJ. He and his family moved to CA, where they opened a restaurant. After many years in the restaurant business, Mr. Chessari married the love of his life Marian and became a general contractor. He and his wife moved to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in 2000. A grave site service will be held at the Pierce Brothers Memorial Park in Westlake Village, CA on October 14, 2010 at 3:00 PM.
Carmen Martinez Reyes, 39, was struck and killed while bicycling Sept. 21, 2010, in the Alviso area of San Jose, Calif.
Carmen Mifsud 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. Chapel of the Highlands, Millbrae, CA (650) 588-5116 chapelofthehighlands.com
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Carol Otis, 54, of Redding died Sept. 28 at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
Carolyn Bookspun Carolyn died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, October 8, 2010. She was born on November 12, 1936 to Cora and Weldon Moore in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She grew up in Flint, Michigan, where she obtained an R.N. She later attended the, , where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. She soon moved to California, where she attended U.C.Berkeley and received her MPH in Public Health, with honors. Carolyn died from complications of leukemia, which plagued her for 17 years. Yet she lived a full life, loved people, music, the ballet, and most of all her family. She was devoted to Arnie, her husband of over 40 years, her sons Jonathan and Michael, their wives Kay and Daisy, and her grandchildren Karen, Jacob, Charlie and Megan. She was one of the most loving and giving grandmothers imaginable. She also worked tirelessly and compassionately her entire career to better the lives of children with special needs and their families, most recently at Gatepath. A small memorial service will be held soon at Temple Beth El in San Mateo and a much larger Celebration of Life within a month or so. Please send any contributions to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.
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.
Catherine T. Kelly, Formerly of Santa Clara, Who died, 10/10/2010. Daughter of Edward & Mary (Sedlak) Kelly. Survived by sister Peggy (Garreth) Gunderson. Memorial in Gaines, MI.
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.,
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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
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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.
Coltson Wade Varner, 11/13/1955 - 10/1/2010, October 1, 2010, Wade passed peacefully surrounded by family., Survived by wife Helen the four children they shared, seven siblings, many nieces and nephews, one aunt and uncle, and cousins., Mass was at St. Lawrence October 13, 2010. Burial at Dixon National Cemetery on October 15, 2010 at noon.
Cuno Buechi, A 38 year resident of Burlingame, Passed away on October 5, 2010. He was 83. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Catherine Buechi and several nieces and nephews., Cuno was a native of Lenzburg, Switzerland and moved to this Country in 1954., The family is planning a celebration of his life in the near future. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Peninsula Humane Society or the ., Chapel of the Highlands,, Millbrae, CA (650) 588-5116
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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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Danny Saiz (age 59) died peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010., Although he was born in Fresno on Nov. 23, 1950, he was considered a native son of Ventura, having spent his whole life here. He was everyone's favorite bartender, with a heart of gold and a wicked sense of humor. He loved having good times with family and friends. He will be forever missed but not forgotten., He is survived by his mother, Esperanza Cardona; partner, Diana Autrey; his sisters, Virginia Valdevia, Rosie Gutierrez, Tina Cardona; his brother, Aert Cardona; his children, Rex Saiz, Danny Saiz, Amanda Saiz, and Paul Peete; four grandchildren and lots of other wonderful family., He is preceded in death by his brother, Robert Saiz, and his fathers, Raul Saiz and Domingo Cardona., Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at Sacred Heart Church in Ventura. Memorial Service will held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16 at Perez Family Chapel in Camarillo, reception to follow., Assisting the family with funeral arrangements is Perez Family Funeral Home, 983-3457. Please sign our guestbook at www.camarillomortuary.com.
David F. Crandall, died on Friday Oct. 8, in Dixon. He was born on July 1, 1940., Arrangements will be made by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, Dixon, 693-0292 www.bryanbraker.com.
DAVID MELING NOV 7, 1952 - OCT 9, 2010 David Meling passed away October 9, 2010 in Modesto at the age of 57. David attended Stagg High School, served in the Navy from 1972-1974, and graduated from Fresno State University. At the time of his death, David was the executive director of Stanco in Modesto. He was passionate about developing affordable housing for those in need. David's father, Donald Meling, precedes him in death. He is survived by his loving mother Faith Meling, and leaves behind many relatives and close friends. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, October 18, 2010 at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 4910 Claremont Ave., Stockton, CA. A viewing will take place from 2-4 pm on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010 at Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home, 831 Industrial Way in Lodi. Burial will follow all services at Cherokee Memorial Park in Lodi. Remembrances may be made to St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Stockton. Please sign the online register at, www.cherokeememorial.com
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.
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.
DIANE EVANS, 65, of Santa Maria, passed away October 12, 2010. Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory
Dolores Figueroa Arvizo, 88, of Redding died Saturday at Canyonwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Lawncrest Chapel in Redding (222-1587).
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.,
Domineco Cavalier 'Dick', Resident of San Jose, Born Sept. 13, 1913 in Tampa, FL, Dick passed away peacefully on October 10, 2010 in San Jose. Dick lived a long and rich life. He was a veteran of, , a semi-professional boxer and a barber for 40 years. He loved vegetable gardening, planting this spring, at age 96, a garden with the same enthusiasm and skill that he had given it for more than half a century. He loved working in wood, finding satisfaction in making furniture that could be used every day. Dick was deeply devoted to his beloved Rose, his wife of 65 years, and was a proud and loving father to Tom. Dick was a gentle, nurturing soul who will be missed by all who loved him and by the land he so faithfully tended., Dick leaves behind his wife and son, his daughter-in-law, Cecille Lindgren, sisters Angie Cacciatore and Josephine Miller, a sister-in-law Angie Tarantino and many nieces and nephews., Visitation will be 10/14/10 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with vigil at 7:00 pm at Lima Family Erickson Memorial Chapel, 710 Willow St., San Jose. Funeral Service will be on 10/15/10 at 10:00 a.m. Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, 490 Lincoln, Santa Clara, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Martha's Kitchen, 311 Willow St., San Jose, CA.
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 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.
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 RAY NICHOLSON SEPT 23, 1937 - OCT 9, 2010 Donald Ray Nicholson, a.k.a. Bail Bond Don a Modesto resident since 1960, passed away peacefully at Community Hospice on Sat., Oct. 9, 2010. Donald is survived by his one true love, Mert Nicholson of 49 years; daughter Kristie Morris; granddaughters, Marissa Turner, Tiffani Harris and Tara Derr; great-grandson Noah Derr; in-laws, Marvin Clonts, Charles and Jewel Turner, and Meldia Wood. Don owned Leroy Wach Bail Bonds for 30 years until he retired. Don's wife and daughter were holding his hands as he slipped into the arms of God. The family would like to thank the many friends who called and visited him. In his memory, donations may be made to Community Hospice. Don was dearly loved by his family and will be missed greatly. Burial will be private.
Donald Rice passed away peacefully in his home in McKinleyville October 9, 2010. Donald was born June 15, 1933 and served in the military until he met his true love in Anchorage, Alaska. Living in Humboldt off and on since the early 1960's and in Lake County for 10 years. A successful contractor that built million dollar homes and raising so much family that we all forgot who was who's child. Donald is survived by his children Ron Rice, Terry Rice, Dawn Worthy, Shannah Davis and his grandchildren Surina Ciaccio, Brian Rice, Ahbrie Davis and Douglas Rice. The joy that he has shared along with the stubbornness will never be forgotten. "Alas have you been delivered to your true love, to find happiness and life never ending. Shall there be no more sickness or suffering, for the footprints you followed is just beginning. Never forgotten." A small gathering will be held at 4060 Noah Road in McKinleyville beginning at 10AM. October 15, 2010. All are welcome to share in the memories. For more information call 707-839-1541. Care is under the direction of Paul's Chapel, Arcata, CA 707-822-2445,
Doris Marie Steffey was born in Springville, Utah, on May 21, 1924. Her job as an executive secretary with U.S. Steel took her to San Francisco in the 1950s, and she lived in the Bay Area the rest of her life., In 1961, she met George R. Steffey through mutual friends, and they discovered a shared love of bowling and coin collecting. They were married in September of that year. In September of 1962, Doris gave birth to their only child, Susan Denise., In the late '60s, the family moved to Vacaville, and shortly thereafter, Doris went to work as a secretary for the Vacaville Unified School District, for whom she worked until her retirement in the 1980s. Doris loved collecting antiques, painting, reading, movies, and caring for cats who needed her., Doris died peacefully on Sept. 25 of congestive heart failure. She is survived by her husband, George, of Fairfield; daughter, Susan Milikien (Doug) of Lafayette; granddaughter, Gabriela of Lafayette; her sister, Verna Garrett of Provo, Utah; and many, much-loved nephews and nieces. A private memorial service will be held later this month in Springville, Utah., As a life-long lover of cats, Doris would be honored for donations to be made to: The Solano Feral Cat Group, http://solanoferals.org, 421-5515., , Share your loved one's story with a Legacy.com Memorial Website.
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 Beelard, 82, passed away at home in her sleep, with her family around her., Dorothy was born in Broken Bow, Okla., to John and Tinnie Swafford. The Swafford family moved to California in 1935. Dorothy married Verne Beelard on Nov. 2, 1945. They raised three sons, Verne, Billy and Wayne. The family owned and operated Beelard Chevron for more than 40 years. Dorothy enjoyed her family and friends gatherings at her home, all of her grandchildren and the occasional trip to the casinos. Her sense of humor, her zest for life, and her feisty personality will be forever missed., Dorothy was preceded in death by her son, Billy. She is survived by husband, Verne; sons, Verne and Wayne; daughter-in-law, Toni; and five grandchildren., Graveside service will be held on Friday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. at Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of McCune Garden, 448-5646. Online guestbook 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.
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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.
Duane Douglas Stigen, 5/30/1921 - 10/7/2010, Duane Douglas Stigen, age 89, passed away on October 7, 2010. Duane was born May 30, 1921 in Shelly, Minn. He was a Lieutenant in the Army during, serving in the Aleutian Islands., He met Dorothy Korich while on leave in San Francisco and they were married in 1945. After the Army he partnered with his father-in-law at several bars/restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area. He moved to Georgetown in 1977 where he owned and operated the Miner's Club until 1998., Duane was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dorothy and daughter Susan of Auburn, sons Douglas of Georgetown and Timothy of Anchorage, ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren., A celebration of his life will be held on November 6, 2010 1 to 4 p.m. at the, in Georgetown. The family requests that any donations be made in his memory to the Sutter Auburn Faith Hospice Program.
Former Valley resident, passed away after suffering a heart attack in Pahrump, Nevada on September 24th. She was 83. Betty graduated from the
BELETE, ELIZABETH MENGISTU San Diego Jan. 29, 1992 - Oct.9, 2010 Oct. 14, 2010 at 12 p.m. Anderson-Ragsdale Chapel Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary
DALE, ELLEN J. of El Cajon Feb. 23. 1917 - Oct. 10, 2010 Visitation Oct. 15, 2010 1pm-2pm Graveside Oct. 15, 2010 at 3pm Greenwood Mortuary (619) 264-3131
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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.
Satow, Edith Tomiye September 23, 1921 - September 29, 2010 Satow, Edith Tomiye, 89 year old Camarillo resident passed away on Sep. 29, 2010. Edith is survived by daughter Leslie (Rick) Satow Zanotti of Camarillo; granddaughter, Krista Zanotti Ostrander of Oxnard; sisters, Grace Murakami and Shirl Nozoe of Honolulu, HI, Betty Higashino of Orinda, CA, and Patricia Tyler of Sudbury, MA. In honor of Edith's wishes, her ashes will be scattered at sea off the Southern California coast.
Adams, Edmund Burke September 1, 1919 - September 13, 2010 Dr. Edmund Burke Adams, age 91, LAUSD administrator. Memorial service at The Covington, 3 Pursuit, Aliso Viejo, Oct. 16, at 1:30.
EDMUND S. UGLIK Passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 3 with family at his side. He was born in Lakawanna, New York to Polish parents, Anthony Uglik and Helen Wicinska. Survived by his wife, Barbara of 62 years; son, Barry of Riverside; daughter, Kerry; granddaughter, Corrin of San Diego; 2 sisters-in-law, Virginia and Josephine Uglik of Orchard Park, NY; favorite cousin, Dee Putnam of Melbourn, FL; numerous nieces, nephews, and their families. He retired from Union Carbide Co. after 25 years, volunteered for AARP, the Riverside Metropolitan Museum and Friends of the Riverside Library. A veteran of
Edward August "Eddie" Gomes, 78, passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, in Los Osos at a local care facility. Born in San Luis Obispo in August 1932 to Frank and Isabel Sebastian Gomes, he attended Coast Union High School and graduated in 1951. He was employed by Ryder Transportation Company and managed the buses at Hearst Castle for 34 years. Eddie is survived by two sons Edward (Julie) and Tony (Susan); daughter, Glenda McHaffie; five grandchildren Cole, James, Coty, Chelsea and Holly; stepchildren; step-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Lorraine Gomes. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers Joe and Frank; and wives Betty Hager and Carole Gomes. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at the Cambria District Cemetery. A reception will follow at Santa Rosa Catholic Church Parish Hall, 1174 Main St. in Cambria. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Partners of the Central Coast, 277 South St. Ste. R, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, or your favorite charity.
Edward Rusnak 81, of Yuba City, passed away on October 10, 2010. No services are scheduled at the family's request. Arrangements are under the direction of Holycross Memorial Services.
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Elizabeth Stewart Carlson 1917-2010. Peacefully at home October 10, 2010. Loving wife of Sten Carlson, devoted mother of the late Frank M. and Eric Carlson (Wai Ling). Her community service and devotion to her family were the joys of her life. Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 2:00pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 415 El Camino Real, Burlingame. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 10:00am at The Interfaith Chapel at The Presidio, San Francisco. Inurnment to follow at Olivet Memorial Park, Colma. Donations may be made to the Elizabeth S. Carlson Memorial Fund at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 430 29th Ave. , SF. Ca. 94121 or the charity of your choice.
Elizabeth Theresa Rogers, 89, of Redding died Friday at Windsor Redding Care Center. Arrangements are pending at Lawncrest Chapel in Redding (222-1587).
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: http://www.mercurynews.com/san-bruno-fire/ci_16063546
Elizabeth Whiting, beloved Mother, Grandy, and friend to many, died peacefully at her home in Santa Rosa on October 9, 2010. Born in Mount Morris, Illinois on March 3, 1917, to George and Harriet Emmert, Elizabeth, or Liz as she became known, graduated college and received a BA Degree before moving to and working in Washington, D.C. Following World War II, she moved to Austria and worked for the United States Department of Defense as a personnel officer. She met her husband, the future General John E. Whiting, while they were both living and working in Vienna. Upon returning to the United States, Liz and John made their home in Hillsborough, California where they raised their three children and enjoyed time with many wonderful friends and neighbors. After John passed away in 1981, Liz relocated to Oakmont in Santa Rosa, California. There she recommenced her life embracing new opportunities and friendships with her usual charm and wit. During the time she lived at Oakmont she enjoyed playing golf and bridge, as well as travelling the world with her friend Jan Wilking. She was especially pleased to build and expand the Oakmont lending library, which is still going strong providing reading material for the community. Elizabeth is survived by her daughters LizAnne and Lynne, and her son John E.; sister in law Carrie Barbee; as well as her four grandchildren Grace, Andrew, Leigh and Bryn; preceded in death by her younger sister Alice. A private remembrance will be held for family and close friends in the near future. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 525-3730
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ELPIDIO PEREZ MAR 4, 1943 - SEPT 23, 2010 Elpidio Perez, age 67, passed away peacefully at his home in Vernalis, California, on September 23, 2010. Elpidio was born in Jalisco Mexico, he was a ranch helper for 40 years. He worked for Frank Bettencourt and Daniel Perez, Jr., both wonderful persons. Mr. Perez is survived by his wife Luz Perez; sons, Victor and Jaime Perez of Vernalis; and his daughter Sandra Mora of Oklahoma. His family will miss him dearly and he will always be loved and forever be in our hearts always. He was a loving husband, a good father, and a wonderful grandfather. He also was a very hard worker and a loving man.
Age 78, veteran of the Korean conflict passed away on October 7, 2010 in Torrance. He is survived by his wife, Aiko Tamada; children, Emily Kuniko (Tom) Kuwahara and Judy Mayumi (Kevin) Kuwae; grandchildren, Leanne, Drake Kuwahara and Jamie, Jared Kuwae; siblings, Teruo (Teruko) Tamada, Fumiko (Mitsugi) Ikkanda, Suzuko (Tsutomu) Sera, Takeshi (Tatsuko), Takanori (Miyoko) and Yoshinori (Kimiko) Tamada, last three of Japan; mother-in-law, Nami Takata; brothers-in-law, Toru (Kuniko) and Hideichi (Reiko) Takata; sisters-in-law, Kuniko Tamada and Fusako Ohara; also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives. A funeral service will be held on Monday, October 18 at 10:00 AM at Gardena Buddhist Church, 1517 W. 166th St., Gardena. Please sign the guest book at
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HARRISON, FRANCES L., J. D. March 11, 1937 to Oct. 5, 2010 Frances L. Harrison, a third generation San Diegan, was the first Family Law Facilitator in the San Diego County Court System. She served the Family Court for 12 years. She died from a 5- year battle with lung cancer. She, as an active member of St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 6556 Parkridge Blvd., San Diego, will be inurned there at on Saturday, October 16th, at 2:00 p.m. She is survived by her son Mark, two grandchildren, and two great-grandsons. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Episcopal Community Services or Voices for Children.
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.,
Felicitas Campos Diaz 72, of Gridley, CA, passed away October 9, 2010. Services will be held 10:00AM Friday, October 15, 2010 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements, 530-846-2138.
AROESTY, Fern Fox Passed away on Sunday, Oct. 10th, 2010 in Los Angeles surrounded by loving family and friends. She was 71 years young and embraced life to its fullest. She worked as a speech therapist in Los Angeles for 40 years and was well loved by all. Fern is survived by her daughter Keri, niece Jackie and brother David. The funeral will be held on Thursday, Oct. 14th, at 10 a.m. at Eden Memorial Park, 11500 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills, CA 91345.
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John F. Field Jr., 83, formerly of Lodi, died Sept.16. He was born Feb. 5, 1927 in Nebraska. Mr. Field worked as a longshoreman and .....
Fleda passed away on Friday, April 9, 2010, after a long illness. She was born in Long Beach, CA, on January 26, 1924, the daughter of Ray and Vera Krone. Her childhood years were spent in Arcata, San Bruno, and Palo Alto, CA. She graduated from Palo Alto High School, and became one of the pioneers of the Palo Alto Children's Theater. She received her BA from Stanford University in Theater Arts and Costume Design. In 1950 she married William Evans, and on April 8, 2010, they celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary. A year ago Fleda and Bill moved to Loomis, CA, from Los Altos Hills, to be near their family., Fleda shared her love of the theater through teaching drama education at San Jose State University and directing plays for amateur theater groups in her home town of Los Altos, CA. She was an active member of PEO, a service organization which supports academic scholarships for women, and was for many years an active member of a religious theater group called LAMP (Los Altos Methodist Players), directing numerous productions there., Fleda is survived by her husband Bill, her daughter and son-in-law, Lee Evan and Jeff Belfiglio of Bellevue, WA; her son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Amanda Evans of Loomis, CA; grandchildren Evan and Alexander Belfiglio, Silas Brewton, and Carson Evans; her sister Betty Krone Asher of Loomis, and many nieces and nephews., A memorial service will be held at Shepherd of the Sierra Presbyterian Church in Loomis, CA on Saturday, May 1 at 4:30 PM. Internment will be on an Evans plot in Louisville, KY. Remembrances may be sent to PEO (, ) in memory of Fleda Evans, Chapter OZ, or to the "UC Davis Foundation" for the Krone Professorship of the College of Engineering of The University of California at Davis, . The family also wishes to gratefully acknowledge services of Hospice Care.
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.
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
Frederick C. Tuennecke of Brookfield, husband of the late Madeline Tuennecke, died at Danbury Hospital on Sunday, October 10th. He was born in New York, NY on February 3, 1939, son of the late Frederick and Rosemary (Amrein) Tuennecke. For several years, Mr. Tuennecke was the President of Si-Brothers Enterprise Corporation which owned Milex Tuneup Franchises. He retired from Texaco after 30 years of service in the Middle East/Far East Division. He was an active parishioner of St. Joseph Church in Brookfield where he served on the parish council, the renew and pre-canna programs. After his retirement he spent his time visiting family and cherishing his grandchildren. He enjoyed being outside tending to his gardens. He is survived by his two daughters, Karen Howe and her husband, Timothy of Brookfield, and Lauren Hess and her husband, Joseph, of Maryland; his son, Eric Tuennecke of Bridgeport; his grandchildren, Amber and Erin Howe, Brendan, Michael, Dominic, and Vincent Hess. He is also survived by his sister, Irene McGrath of Long Island, NY and several nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in Mr. Tuennecke's memory to: Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc., 355 Lexington Ave., 15th floor, New York, NY 10017 or visit the website, . A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 15th at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church in Brookfield. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery in Newtown. The family will receive friends at the Brookfield Funeral Home, 786 Federal Road, Brookfield, on Thursday between the hours of 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. To light a candle of hope and remembrance please visit our website at
BRANCH, GEORGE H. San Diego 10-25-1924/9-30-2010 Services were held on Oct. 7, 2010 Featheringill Mortuary 619 583-9511
Gabriela Silva, 3/24/1929 - 10/9/2010, Silva, Gabriela, born on March 24, 1929 in Xochimilco, D.F., Mexico, the loving daughter of Ricardo and Imelda Soriano, passed away on October 9, 2010 in Roseville, California., A homemaker, Gabriela loved taking college classes in many different subjects and also loved taking cooking and art classes and was devoted to her family, focusing much of her energy on doing things for them, including cooking, visiting her granddaughters, shopping, and her favorite outing: going out for breakfast., She is survived by her cherished husband of 62 years, Juan Silva, daughter, Addie Lee (Cliff), grandchildren, Danielle Lee and Gabrielle Su (Frank), and great-grandchildren, Liana and Ainsley Su., Friends and family are welcome for visitation on Thursday, October 14, 2010 from 10 a.m. until noon at Lambert Funeral Home Chapel, 400 Douglas Blvd, Roseville,Ca. A Funeral Mass will follow at 2 p.m. at St Rose Catholic Church, 615 Vine Ave, Roseville, CA. Please visit, to share in her life story.
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Barbara "Kay" Garner, 66 SAN MARCOS -- Barbara "Kay" Garner passed away Sunday, October 3, 2010, surrounded by her family. She was born September .....
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.,
Gene E. Morgan, 10/20/1937 - 09/24/2010, Long time resident of Rocklin, Calif., passed away on September 24, 2010 at the age of 72., Gene leaves behind his loving wife of 51 years and 8 months, Donna; two daughters, Rhonda Hinkle of Citrus Heights. Calif., and her husband Gary and Deborah Ingram of Rocklin, Calif., and her husband Joseph; son, Gene E. Morgan Jr. of Loomis, Calif., and his wife Paula; ten grandchildren and one great grandchild; two sisters, Joyce Sweely of Citrus Heights, Calif., and her husband Don and Donna Wolner of Marshall, Minn., and her husband Gene; brother, John Morgan of Jeffers, Minn., and his wife Judy; and numerous nieces and nephews., Gene worked for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Pacific Pipelines as a lead pipeline welder in Rocklin, Calif., for 25 years. He will be sadly missed.
1919-2010 Born in Eureka, George was a rancher, Logger, Hard rock miner & Operating Engineer and an Elder of Jehovah's Witnesses. He was a disciplined, hardworking and honest man, kind to all. He leaves behind his daughter Saundra Moore (Joe) and his twin sons Gary (Janne) and Larry (Becky), three grandchildren Brandon Strum, Heather Holdorf and Amy Dell. A memorial will be held at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Saturday October 16 at 2 p.m. 11780 Old Oregon Trail, Redding.
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Bobie Jean Glenn Resident of Oakland Passed away on Sept. 26, 2010. She was the loving partner of Lester Henry Bolden and a retired .....
Gloria Vargas entered into Heaven on October 8, 2010. She is survived by her son Vernon "Skip" Vargas Jr. and his wife Elynne, grandson Erik Vargas and wife Melissa, granddaughter Shasta Christ and husband Doug, granddaughter Crystal Richardson and husband Zach, great-grandson Kemper Christ, sister Jean Gonzales and husband Joe, sister Lorraine Cortez and niece Judy Cortez. Gloria was born in Centerville, CA to Manuel and Rose Furtado on March 7, 1924. She graduated from Washington High School in Fremont, CA in 1942. She was married for over 50 years to her husband Vernon Vargas Sr. prior to his death in 1998. Together they owned and operated the Junction Inn Bar and Restaurant in Warm Springs, CA until their retirement. They moved from Fremont to Redding in 1980 to be closer to their son Skip and family. Gloria moved to Palo Cedro in 1998 and lived on the same street as her son and next door to her sister Jean and brother-in-law Joe. She was a charter member of the Thursday Morning Therapy Bridge Club. Gloria waged a valiant 10 year battle against cancer and was an inspiration to all that knew her. A Rosary will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at Allen & Dahl Memorial Chapel in Palo Cedro. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, October 15, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Redding, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mercy Hospice (1544 Market St., Redding, CA 96001) or Another Chance Animal Welfare (9384 Deschutes Rd., Palo Cedro, CA 96073).
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Salvador Edward Guerrero Oct. 11, 1931 - Sept. 28, 2010 Resident of Niles, CA After a short illness, Sal passed away peacefully, surrounded by .....
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MURAI, Harry Kokuji (71) Born January 12, 1939 in Maui, HI Passed away October 6, 2010 in Torrance, CA. Survived by his wife, Ruby; son, Guy (Tammy) Murai; daughter, Tami (Derek) Kitagawa; grandsons, Daryn Murai and Bryce Kitagawa; sisters, Ethel Arisumi, Jane Toyomura; brothers, Nobuo, Bert, and Fumio Murai. Also survived by many family members and friends residing here and Hawaii. Service to be held Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 11:00 a.m., Hillside Chapel, Gate 17, Rose Hills Memorial Park, 3888 Workman Mill Rd., Whittier, CA.
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.,
Our beloved, Helen Friedrich, 86 died peacefully at home on October 7th, 2010. Helen was born Sarah Helen Osterday in Akron, OH. November 17th, 1923. She married Adolph Friedrich, her husband of 63 years in 1947 and moved to Cottonwood in 1958. They were active and devout members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Anderson for over 40 years where they made many loving friends. Helen was active in Martha's Ministries and was a volunteer for Mercy Hospice in Redding for over 20 years. She is survived by husband Adolph, sister Loretta, sons Michael and Ed, daughter Mary and granddaughters Angela and Jill. Helen was greatly loved and will be missed by all. Services will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Anderson. There will be a vigil rosary on Sunday eve. October 17th at 6 p.m. Funeral services will be Monday October 18th at 11 a.m. Helen liked flowers and Mercy Hospice.
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Zelda M. Hendricks, age 93 passed away on October 9, 2010 in Lodi. Mrs. Hendricks was born on October 21, 1916 in Villa Grove, .....
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, Sean 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.
Herb Richards, 98, founder of the Rotten Robbie gas station chain, died Aug. 29, 2010.
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.
ORNELAS, IGNACIO C. April 20, 1921 to October 7, 2010 Ignacio was born in Mexico City, Mexico DF. He was a Mason for over 50 years. He attended the University of Mexico City and studied to be an engineer. During World War II, he came to the U.S. to work on the Southern Pacific Railroad. He married Lily Romero (deceased). Ignacio owned a cabinet shop for 30+ years. He opened branches of two Mexican associations in San Diego: Trabajadores Unidos and Zaragoza. Ignacio is survived by his children Lily Schouten, Carmen Courchaine, Susan Mitchell, Gracie Leone, Ignacio (Nacho) and Mary Granado. He had twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. You will be greatly missed. We love you Dad. Services will be held on Friday, October 15th, at 1:00 p.m. at Glen Abbey Mortuary, Chapel of Roses.
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Age 101 years, died October 8, 2010, at the Spring Lake Village Skilled Nursing Facility. A native of Santa Rosa, Mrs. Maxwell was born March 8, 1909, to Herbert J. Waters and Jessie Irene Waters. Mr. Waters was a reporter and then an editor of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. Mrs. Maxwell graduated from Santa Rosa High School in 1925, from Santa Rosa Junior College in 1927, and the University of California, Berkeley, in 1930. In Santa Fe, NM she met her husband, W. Carter Maxwell, and they married in 1934. After several years of living in Geological Survey camps and Civilian Conservation Corps camps which Mr. Maxwell led while employed by what is now the United States Bureau of Land Management, the couple lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico before they settled in Santa Rosa in 1947. Mrs. Maxwell supported organizations such as the YMCA and the NAACP, served as PTA President at Kawana Terrace School, was instrumental in establishing a Family Services agency in Santa Rosa, and was on the committee which brought the Spring Lake Village Retirement Center to Santa Rosa. Mrs. Maxwell was one of the "pioneer" residents at Spring Lake Village. A lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Rosa, Mrs. Maxwell, in addition to being a leader in the Sunday School and the Presbyterian Women's Association, was one of the church's first women Elders. Mrs. Maxwell was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and four younger brothers, Herbert J. Waters, Jr., Minor Waters, Frances Waters, and Paul Waters. She is survived by her daughters, Martha Maxwell of Boulder, Colorado; Cynthia West (Robert) of San Bruno, California; and Sara Slyker of Santa Rosa; as well as five grandchildren, Scott Slyker, Steven Slyker, Andrew West, Laura West, Deborah West Pelletier; and eight great grandchildren. Mrs. Maxwell willed her body to the UCSF Medical School. A Memorial Service will be held on November 6th at 2:00 p.m. at the Spring Lake Village Chapel, 5555 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the Santa Rosa High School Foundation, P.O. Box 11002, Santa Rosa, CA 95406; the First Presbyterian Church Preschool, 1550 Pacific Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404; or The Darby Betts and Friends Assistance Fund at Spring Lake Village, 5555 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. Family assisted by: DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 525-3730
MODERNO, JOHN J. of Poway 3/23/1914 to 10/10/2010 10/15 View/Rosary 12, Mass 1 at St. Michaels. Graveside 2:30 Featheringill Mortuary (619) 583-9511
JOSEPH A. GOMEZ Joseph A. Gomez, Sr. "Papa Joe," of Rialto, entered eternal rest on Saturday, October 9, 2010, at the age of 71. He died at San Bernardino Community Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on November 6, 1938, in San Bernardino, and had lived in the San Bernardino and Rialto areas all of his life. Joe began working at the Santa Fe Railroad in 1957 shortly after graduating from San Bernardino High School. He retired from Santa Fe in 2000, after 43 years of service. He spent time serving in the
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Isabel King Jackson Jan. 14, 1904 - Oct. 11, 2010 Resident of Fremont Born on January 14, 1904 in Fillmore, and entered into rest .....
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.
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James Thomas, Haney, Resident of Santa Clara, All of his friends and family knew him as "Tom". Tom came into this world on Nov. 19 1952. And he left this world and all of us too soon on Oct. 5, 2010 He's the beloved son of Raymond-(Vivian) and belated Laveda Haney. He also leaves behind his sister Brenda-(Mike) Ward and his brother Garrett-(Patty) Haney, and numerous adoring nieces, nephews and many friends., Tom was the kind of person that upon meeting him you instantly liked him. Tom grew up fishing the Delta with his grandfather. His many hobbies included aviation, music, books and games. In high school Tom was an amazing Baseball pitcher., A celebration of Tom's life will be on Sat. Oct. 16th at 1:00, at the Campbell Family's residence. All of our great loss of Tom is heaven's gain of a truly good soul.
James L. Black 75, of Browns Valley, CA passed away October 9, 2010. Services are pending. Arrangements are under the direction of Lipp & Sullivan Funeral Directors.
James Wayne ("Wayne") Bledsoe of Oxnard passed away on Sept. 28, 2010, following a brief illness. Wayne was a kind and loving person who was always there to help a person in need. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him., He is survived by his son, Travis Bledsoe of Tygh Valley, Ore.; his partner Pam Giebler of Ventura; his mother, Joyce Gould of Oxnard; and his sisters, Sherry Johnson of Paris, France, and Jackie Kapperman of Sparks, Nev., A private service was held on Oct. 4, 2010.
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CWO4 James Floyd Whipple (ret.), 73, died Friday, Oct. 8, of a heart attack at his home in Chattanooga, Tenn.
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.
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GARNIER, Jeannette (65) passed peacefully, surrounded by loved ones on October 4, 2010. She was a loving and generous friend, an avid traveler and art collector, and a defender of animals. She is survived by her companion, Patrick Godfrey and will be missed by many friends and relatives. Gates, Kingsley & Gates Moeller Murphy Santa Monica, (310) 395-9988
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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Joan Milani-Sculatti passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at the age of 76. She was born May 14, 1934, at the St. Helena Sanitarium to Joseph and Muriel Vasconi.
Joanne T. McRoberts, age 59, of New Milford, died unexpectedly at her home on Sunday October 10, 2010. She is the wife of David C. McRoberts. Mrs. McRoberts was born July 18, 1951 in Bronx, New York a daughter of the late Walter and Therese (D'Onofrio) Riebling. She was a graduate of Villa Maria Academy, Bronx, New York and received a bachelor's degree in marketing from the College of Mount Saint Vincent, New York in 1973. Mrs. McRoberts was employed as a medical office manager and medical secretary in several doctors offices in the area for many years. Her favorite past time was going to the beach. In addition to her husband of 24 years, Mrs. McRoberts is survived by two daughters, Jill Quinn and her husband Benjamin of Meriden, and Meridith Jackson and her husband Brian of Sandy Hook; a brother John Riebling and sister-in-law Anna Riebling of Long Valley, NY; three grandchildren Penelope and Wally Jackson and Connor Quinn; two nephews Mark and Christopher Riebling. As well as her Aunt Mary and many other cousins in the tri-state area. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated in St. Francis Xavier Church, New Milford on Friday afternoon at 1pm. Burial will be in North Cemetery, Sherman. Family will receive friends in the Colonial Funeral Home 87 Park Lane RD, New Milford, Thursday evening from 6 until 9 p.m. Information and online condolences at
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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.
He was born in Carnegie, PA but moved to Sausalito, CA with his mother when he was two. He leaves behind his wife of 56 years, Patsy. His children: Susan Leacock, Carol Walker, and Charles Leacock. His grandchildren: Sara Vella, Jeremy Leacock, Corrine and Carrie Gergel, and Joseph Jensen. He also has one great granddaughter, Abigail Vella. Also many many cousins and friends that he loved dearly. He also enjoyed sports of all kinds, his favorite, though was baseball. He did a lot of woodwork, making golf clubs. He was a member of many associations. He was one of the first P.H.C.C. directors. He was the president of the Penngrove Social Firemen, president of SIRS #147 and president of the Petaluma Bowling Association, and was so dedicated, he was inducted to the Bowlers Hall of Fame. He moved to Rohnert Park in 1959 and raised his family there. Through his whole life he was a dedicated husband, loving father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all. By his request there will be no services. Arrangements under the care of: SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN AND LANCE CHAPEL. 545-3747
Dec. 14, 1921- Oct. 10, 2010, Our father passed away at the stroke of midnight on 10-10-10 just 36 hours after a massive stroke., John Metzner was born in North Dakota to Frank and Mary Metzner in 1921. He moved to Ventura County in 1957, settling in the Ojai Valley where he would remain until the early 1980s, and currently resided in Oxnard until his death. Our father served in the AirCorps, and met and married our mother in 1945. He was employed in oil production for ARCO at the Rincon Island where he retired after 30 plus years. He continued to work part-time until just last year., In later years, he filled his time with photography. He was a member of East Star and a Shriner where he worked to raise funds for the Crippled Children's Hospital., We would like to thank Roman Kirby for being first on the scene to assist our father and direct the emergency medical response team. We would also like to thank VCMC, who made our father's last hours peaceful as well as comforting our family by being attentive and available 100%, especially the E.R. and ICU doctors, nurses and supporting staff., He is survived by his partner and friend, Angie Cuevas, and his children: Matt Metzner, Susan Metzner, Sandra Metzner and Mark Metzner. Also his grandchildren, Raedon Adair, Vanessa Metzner-Vasquez, Neil Metzner, Kyle Metzner and Mikayla Metzner, and great-grandchildren, Isaac Vasquez and the newest little member of the family and the first "girl" great-grandchild, Sophia, who never had a chance to get to know her great-grandfather John, but his blood stream runs strong through them all and is evident. We have seen God at work this day and pray and give thanks for our father's peaceful passing and a lifetime of memories. He will be dearly missed., Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14 at the Lutheran Redeemer Church at 721 Doris Street in Oxnard, followed by a reception., Arrangements are by Coast Cities Cremations, Ventura.
Johnnie Ross, of Comstock, Texas passed away, Friday, September 24, 2010. He was born on November 30, 1935 to Fred Joseph and Rada Moore Ross. Johnnie loved running heavy equipment and working on ranch roads. He enjoyed feeding the wild deer at his home on the Devil's River; where Johnnie was the happiest. Johnnie is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Vada Jean Bentley. He is survived by his wife, Candice Ross; children, Robert Leon Ross, Nancy Jo Swiger and James Neil Ross and their mother, Betty Ross; sister, Robby Jo Teaff; brothers, Colin P. Ross and Stanley Neil Ross and wife, Mary Lou; five grandchildren; close friends, Rick and Mary Rylander; numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends. Services were held. Arrangements with Porter Loring, 1101 McCullough, San Antonio, TX 78212, 1-800-460-2704
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Jose De Jesus Varelas, 23, of San Jose, was killed Sept. 16, 2010, when the car in which he was riding crashed in downtown San Jose.
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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.
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Joseph Vick, of Yountville, passed away Oct. 4, 2010, at the age of 92. Born in Michigan on Aug. 27, 1918, Joseph was one of 10 children. Joseph is predeceased by his first wife, Colleen; his parents,
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.
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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.,
RODGERS, KRISTIN RAE Nov. 29, 1965 to Sept. 20, 2010 Kristin Rae Rodgers, a wife, mother, and friend who cherished every day that she was given, peacefully reunited with the Lord the morning of Monday, September 20, 2010. An adored woman who gave her all for the well-being of those she loved, Kristin or "Kiki" as she is known to most, strove to the best person possible, even in the face of adversity. She is survived by her husband, John Rossi, and her nieces and nephew, Cassidy, Brittany, Shelby, and Joshua. A memorial will be held Saturday, October 16, 2010, at Presidio Park's "Padre Cross" at Noon.
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Kojiro Francis Kawaguchi of Woodbridge, CA passed away October 6, 2010 at the age of 89 years. Kojiro was born April 28, 1921 in .....
Kay Kiyoko Yamashita (87) passed away October 7, 2010 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. Please sign the guest book at
Kay (Morrill) Rodriques Resident of San Jose Born 10/02/43. Passed away on 10/09/10. Survived by her two children, her sister, nieces and nephew, and grandchildren. Private services held at Oak Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks those inclined to send donations to Hospice of the Valley.
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Kenneth Lyle Sanders August 29, 1919 - October 9, 2010 Kenneth went to be with The Lord on October 9, 2010, peacefully with his family at his side. Kenneth Lyle Sanders was born August 29, 1919 in Scipio, OK to Charles and Ida Sanders. Kenneth moved to Richmond, California in 1944. He worked in the Kaiser Richmond Shipyards for a short time and was very proud of his work on the Red Oak Victory Ship. Kenneth worked for Certain-Teed Roofing Products for 36 years and retired in 1981. Kenneth married Nora Roofener in 1947. Kenneth & Nora were members of El Cerrito Christian Center where he was a member of The Board and active in the Church Choir for many years. They attended Hilltop Community Church in Richmond for five years. In 1985 they moved to Yuba City where they were members of Liberty Christian Center and Calvary Christian Center moving to Pittsburgh CA in 1996 where they were members of Calvary Temple Church in Concord. Kenneth and Nora loved to travel and visited all 49 continental states including a cruise to Alaska. Kenneth was an avid baseball fan who loved the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A's. He enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening and wood working. Kenneth loved to play music on his guitar, mandolin, and harmonicas. In 2009 Kenneth moved to Oak Park Convalescent Hospital where he was lovingly cared for until his passing. Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife of 59 1/2 years, Nora; three brothers, Earl, Ted and Warren Sanders; two sisters Thelma Bowen and Maxine Fitzgerald; and his beloved cats, Buffy and Christy. He is survived by his son, Leon (Cyndy) Sanders of Yuba City; daughters, Evonne (Bruce) Spaulding of Antioch, Jean (Rob) McClaren of Hercules, and Debbie (Ron) Fuller of Walnut Creek; eleven grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Viewing will be Thursday, October 14, 2010, 4-8pm at Skyview Funeral Chapel, 200 Rollingwood Drive, Vallejo, CA 94591. A Celebration of Life will be held at Calvary Temple Church, 4725 Evora Road, Concord, CA, Friday, October 15, 2010, 1:00 pm. Arrangements by Skyview Memorial Lawn, Vallejo, CA. Send Condolences to
Kenneth West, 83, of Redding died Tuesday at Windsor Redding Care Center. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro (547-4444).
Marine Cpl. Kevin Cueto, 23, died in Afghanistan on June 22, 2010. He grew up in San Jose and Campbell, Calif..
GALLINA, LISA ROSE Of San Diego August 31, 1965 - October 9, 2010 El Cajon-Lakeside-Santee Mortuary. 619-440-8033
1918 ~ 2010 We will always remember Louise for her kindness and sense of humor. She was happiest when her home was filled with her family, cooking and laughing together. As a family, we are comforted in knowing that Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop are together again. Born in Merced on November 17, 1918 to Vital and Alice Pellissier, oldest child Louise Felice lived a happy and fulfilled life. She was raised on a Dairy Farm with her sister Lottie and brothers Leon and Jean, speaking only French until she entered school. Growing up with the Favier and Eyraud cousins, she often told stories of how much fun they had playing together on the Favier Ranch. She graduated Merced High in 1936 and exhibiting her adventurous side, actually took flying lessons in the late 30s. She met the love of her life, Bernie, when he was working at Merced Dairy and Ice and she was working next door at Sante's Ice Cream Parlor. After dating for 6 months he proposed and they were married in 1941 in Reno, Nevada, then subsequently, honoring the wishes of his mother, they had a church ceremony back in Merced at Our Lady of Mercy Church. Bernie joined the United States Air Force and while he was overseas, Louise opened Helen and Louise with her cousin Helen Eyraud in 1944 on 17th Street. After a year she left the business to have her first daughter, Nanette. The store still bears her name today. After Bernie returned from WWII, he opened Bernie's Liquors and Chrissie was born. Years later, they moved to the house on Rambler Road where youngest daughter Leslie was born. Louise loved learning to play the game of golf at Merced Golf and Country Club where she and Bernie were active members for many years. They enjoyed traveling and competing in many Golf Invitationals. Louise was the 18 Hole Lady's Division President in 1952, and later held the title Ladies Club Champion. Bernie and Louise loved traveling with friends. Favorite trips included the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, Italy, France, a fishing trip to Canada, and a cruise to Alaska, always making new friends. Many weekends and summers were spent on their houseboat on Lake McClure, tied up and floating down the lake with the, Pellissier, Granata, and Kirby boats connected. She loved to fish and those trips were always filled with laughter and great fun. They later bought a place in Aptos with a gorgeous view of Monterey Bay, a favorite family vacation destination for over 40 years. In 1983, they moved from Rambler Lane and built a home on the Merced Golf Course with inspiring views of the 9th hole and the Sierras. They were so happy spending their later years looking out over the Golf Course, sharing a cocktail, and watching the golfers. Louise always put everyone else ahead of herself, being a devoted daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. In addition to her three daughters, "Mom-Mom" has a grandson Rob Massey, wife Mary, and recently, highly anticipated great-granddaughter, Charley and granddaughters Ashley Rahilly, Gianna and Annalise Phillips. A perfect day for Louise would be cooking breakfast for her family, playing a round of golf, enjoying a game of Gin Rummy and coming home to cook a fabulous dinner, with a piece of See's Candy for dessert! Louise had an extremely creative side ranging from inventive Halloween costumes to home architecture. She devoted herself to her family, as they were always her top priority. Bernie was a well-known caterer in town, but it was Louise who was the real cook! Her salad dressing is world-renown. In her last years, she was so lucky to have wonderful care givers. We are forever grateful to Kathy Blevins, Glen Staley, Angela Pena, and Dina Machado. Louise is preceded in death by her husband Bernie; sister Lottie Cochran, brother-in-law Ed; brother Leon Pellissier, sister-in-law June; bother Jean, sister-in-law Juelle; son-in-law Michael Rahilly; and son-in-law Bobby Massey. She is survived by daughters Nanette Rahilly of Merced; Chris Talley and husband Ken of Madera; Leslie Phillips and husband Kimble of Fresno; grandson Rob Massey, wife Mary, and greatgrandaughter Charlotte Christine Massey; granddaughters Ashley Rahilly, Gianna and Annalise Phillips. Services will be performed at our Lady of Mercy Church, 459 West 21st Street on Saturday, October 16th at 11:00 a.m. Donations in Louise's name can be made to the National Stroke Association at 9707 E. Easter Lane, Centennial, CO 80112, www.stroke.org/site, or to the charity of the donor's choice.
LaVerne Maxwell, 90, formerly of Morro Bay, passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer''s Disease Friday, Oct. 8, 2010. She was born in January 1920 to Joseph and Ora George and raised in the Mid-West. She and her family eventually moved to California in the late 30s. She eventually settled on the Central Coast, where she worked for over 30 years for the Bank of America before she retired. LaVerne was a true lady. She was wise, charming and always had the ability to make light of any situation with her wonderful loving personality. Her family was her life. She will be truly missed LaVerne is survived by her devoted husband, Otis Maxwell; daughter Sally Sigler; granddaughter, Marissa Sigler; extended family Diane "Kooki" Peters, Carrie Rabner; brother, Donald George; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. A service has already been held. In lieu of flowers, contributions in LaVerne''s memory can be made to the Alzheimer''s Association, 3480 S. Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.
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.
Laurence E. Davis Esq. Laurence Edward Davis Esquire died peacefully at home on Sunday, October 10th after a long illness. Larry was a trial lawyer, family man and bon vivant. Married for the last 23 years to Ellen Stone Davis; proud and loving step father of Cynthia & (David) Ruhl and grandfather to Jacob and Amanda. He dedicated himself fully to his clients, his family and friends and living life on his terms. He will be missed by all. At Larrys request no services will be held. Donation in Larrys memory may be made to a charity of your choice.
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James Lemon A resident of San Lorenzo James Lemon entered peacefully into rest in Hayward on October 11, 2010. He was 81 years old. .....
Leon Radsliff Bay area musician, writer / arranger Leon Radsliff died Sat. 10/09/10. Recently celebrating his 90th he reminisced about his life well spent on music, love & family. And what a life it was, from riding the rails out west at 14 to writing arrangements for Jack Teagarden & playing with Tommy Dorsey & his band. He settled into a musician's life in San Francisco, raising a family with his wife, Sunna, the love of his life. After 45 years in the bay area, where he played & wrote music for every major theatre & show in town, they retired to Oregon. Widowed 20 years ago, he returned to the Bay Area last year, enjoying family & local friends again. So to paraphrase -"Regrets? He'd had a few, but then again, too few to mention...He did it his way." We invite you to go to leonradsliff.com & enjoy more details. In lieu of flowers just raise a glass of red wine & salute the leader of the band. - We love you Dad & G'Pa.
Leonard Earl Meinecke Resident of San Jose 25 Apr 1929 10 Oct 2010 Desert Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, 9250 S. Ranchero LaneMohave Valley AZ, Sat. 16 Oct 2010 @ 11:00.
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.
Leslia M. DeLeon Passed away peacefully October 9, 2010, at the age of 88. She was predeceased by her husband, Victor; she was the loving mother of Marina Clark, Victor DeLeon (Gloria), and Magda Camarra (Art); dear grandmother of John Clark (Renee), Artie Camarra, Jr., Derrick DeLeon (Flor), and Kenneth Camarra (Amna) and great grandmother of Alyssa DeLeon, Alexis and Kenny Camarra; also survived by many family and friends. Member of the Bakery & Confectionery Union. Retired from See's Candies. She participated in many fundraisers for charities for Guatemala, C.A. Friends may visit Thursday, October 14th after 7:30pm and are invited to attend the Rosary Thursday 8:00pm and the celebration of the Funeral Mass Friday 11:00am ALL AT ST. CECILIA CHURCH, 2555-17th Ave., S.F. Committal Woodlawn Memorial Park, Colma. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
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
Lilian Abrams Williams of Indio, Calif. died Friday, October 8, 2010 in the company of her family. Born in Gwen, Mich. on August 25, 1923 as the youngest daughter of Rose and Paul Abrams, Lil and her family migrated to the Coachella Valley in 1925 and soon became prominent business owners in the Indio community. Graduating from Coachella Valley High School in 1941, Lil helped run the family business before she married the love of her life, Bob, in 1948 and started her family. Lil managed The Clothesline for her mother, Rose and brother, Paul from the 1950's on and co-owned Bob William's Menswear and Bridal and Tuxedo with her husband. Somehow she found time to raise eight children, docent at the Indio Museum, and be an active member of the Indio Women's Club. Later in life, Lil spent time with her children and grandchildren and was active at the Indio Senior Center playing bridge and exercising at every opportunity. Her husband Bob of 62 years; and her son, Chris precede Lilian in death. She is survived by her daughter, Claudia and husband, Danny; her daughter, Patty and husband, Mark; her daughter, Kathleen and husband, Aram; her son, David; her son, Mark and wife, Patty; her twin daughters, Theresa and Nancy; her eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Monday, October 16, 2010 at 11:00 AM followed by a celebration of life at Indian Palms Country Club, Indio.
Lillian Louise Hawes Grignon Lillian Grignon born February 18, 1929 on the Hawes Ranch in Anderson, CA, she went home to the Lord on October 9, 2010 after a courageous 2 year battle with cancer, surrounded by several of her children at her home in Redding. This long time Shasta County resident was a descendent of a Shasta County Pioneer family, a charter member of the Anderson Seventh Day Adventist Church, and a volunteer of the Shasta County Historical Society. Lillian married Kenneth Eugene Grignon, April 6, 1947 in Paradise, CA and were one 'til his death January 20, 1995. She attended Shasta College then Chico State graduating Magna Cum Laude in June 1985 with a psychology degree. She was preceded in death by her father Henry Frederick Hawes, her mother Almeda Madeline Armstrong nee Scott, and her husband Kenneth. She is survived by her sister Lola Schwartz of Redding, a brother John Hawes of Anderson, her daughters Kena Tyler of Mtn View, AR, Victoria Chung of Palm Springs, CA, Madelyn Haynes of Gresham, OR, Virginia Grignon of Redding, Laura Elmore of Vancouver WA, Judith Martin of Hillsboro, OR and Lorene Meek of Rocklin, CA. She also leaves two sons Paul Grignon of Portland, OR and Kenneth Grignon of Ringgold, GA. She also left 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Viewing October 13, 2010 at Allen & Dahl from 9-10:45. Services also held on October 13, 2010 at 11 am at Anderson Allen & Dahl. Interment in Anderson Cemetery. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
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.
Lino Fred Vannelli 1917-2010 Passed away peacefully on October 10, 2010, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 74 years, Theresa; his loving children Richard (Sheri) Vannelli & Diane (Mike) Larivee; his beloved grandchildren Tana Vannelli Hackman, Kareen (Al) Farinha; Michael (Leslie) Larivee; Jeanine Larivee, & Danny Larivee; his adored great-grandchildren Alex, Amanda, Richie, Kristopher, Jacob, Theresa, & Vincent; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A native San Franciscan, Lino was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was also the proud founder of Portola Plastering in San Francisco. Lino was a devoted husband and father whom we will miss and love always. Family and friends may visit after 3:00PM on Thursday and are invited to attend the vigil service also on Thursday at 7:00PM all at the chapels of Valente Marini Perata & Co., 4840 Mission St., SF. The funeral will be held on Friday at 10:30AM at Corpus Christi Church, 62 Santa Rosa Ave., SF. Committal to follow at the Italian Cemetery in Colma. Online condolences may be offered at www.vmpandco.com.
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.
Longly Lewis Sagendorph IV Resident of Santa Clara Principal Engineer with Belay Engineering, LBI, Westinghouse and Boeing. Died Oct. 8, 2010. Memorial service will be held Oct. 16 at 2 pm at Spangler Mortuary, 174 N. Sunnyvale Ave. 408-736-6294. Lew's quick wit will be missed most of all.
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Ernest Macias Lopez, age 57, of Galt, passed away on October 9, 2010, in Sacramento. He was born on July 18, 1953, in Lodi, California .....
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
Lupe Lopez Valencia went home to be with her eternal family on Saturday the 9th of October 2010. When the time came she was surrounded by her loving family. Born in Thermal, Calif. to Antonio and Trinidad Lopez on December 12, 1923, Lupe was the last of the 12 siblings. In 1948, Lupe married Tony Valencia whom she dearly loved. During the 62 years of marriage, she was blessed to have five children. She lived her entire life here in the valley. For many years she worked for the Desert Sands Unified School District in the cafeteria until her retirement in the late 70's. After her retirement, both Tony and Lupe served many years as camp host volunteers for the Riverside County Park System. Lupe is survived by her loving husband, Tony; daughters, Rose Marie (Pablo) Castillo, Priscilla Sherwood, Barbara (John) Escoto, and Dolores Michelle (Martin) Lopez. She also leaves behind 13 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren (with another on the way); and three great-great-grandchildren. Lupe was preceded by the untimely death of her only son, Richard Valencia. The family would like to extend a special thanks to some people from the Oasis Health Care and the Family Hospice Care who made the pending transition bearable to our family. We would like to thank David Emery, Lena Skeane, Victoria Kohfeld and Nery Tapia. Services will be held on Friday, October 15, 2010 with a viewing starting at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic church, with a rosary at 12:30 PM and a Mass at 1:00 PM, all at Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Burial will follow immediately at Coachella Valley Cemetery. All funeral arrangements are under the direction of Casillas Family Funeral Home.
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.
MEZA, MARIA Of San Diego 09/14/12-10/09/10 Viewing will be held on Oct 14 at 5-9pm Aztlan Mortuary.Oct 15 Holy Cross Cemetery. Aztlan Mortuary (619) 337-8100
October 1, 1926 - September 24, 2010 Marjorie was born in Harmon, Oklahoma. She was married to Paul Hawk for 57 years. Marjorie lived in Tollhouse for 34 years. She worked as a cook at Sierra Elementary for 15 years. She then moved to Chowchilla where she lived until her passing. Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Hawk. She is survived by her son, Allen Hawk of Tollhouse; daughter, Karen Rose of Chowchilla; three brothers, four sisters, three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.Private services will be held. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Marjorie's name to Chowchilla Skilled Nursing Facility.
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SEATON, MARY E. San Diego, CA Feb. 3, 1922 - Oct. 11, 2010 Poway-Bernardo Mortuary (858) 748-4101
CATES, MAXINE of Imperial Beach 7/31/1924 to 10/6/2010 Service Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. Rose Chapel Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey (619)425-9111
KLEMASKE, MICHAEL WAYNE, 47 of San Diego October 31, 1962 - October 1, 2010 Mem Service Thursday Oct. 14, 2010, at 4 p.m. Clairemont Mortuary Chapel 858 279-2211 He is survived by wife Tamie Lee Earley, children Michael J. and Kristie Mae. Brother and sisters Mitchell and Linda Klemaske, Stephanie Villanueva and Norma Klemaske-Tompkins and husband Butch. Preceded in death by parents Robert J. and Norma N. Klemaske, sister Kristie and brother Robert Jude Klemaske.
MR. KENNETH E. BARNETT, age 46, resident of Santa Maria, CA. passed away September 18, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens
MRS. MARY TERESA ZEPEDA, age 66, resident of Santa Maria, CA. passed away October 11, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens
SHORT, Malcolm D. "Dale" Dale passed away on Oct. 8, 2010 at the age of 80. He was born Jan. 13, 1930 in Texas, and had been a longtime resident of Rolling Hills Estates. Dale is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy, children Garrett(Teri), Donna Hoernke, grandchildren Lauren, Evan, Brian, Conner, stepson David Wills, sister Mavis Ferguson. Memorial services will be Friday, Oct. 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 5975 Armaga Springs Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. Interment will be private. Green Hills Mortuary (310)831-0311
Dale passed away on October 8, 2010, at the age of 80. He was born January 13, 1930 in Texas, and had been a longtime resident of Rolling Hills Estates. Dale is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy; children, Garrett (Teri), Donna Hoernke; grandchildren, Lauren, Evan, Brian, Conner, stepson David Wills; sister, Mavis Ferguson. Memorial services will be Friday, October 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 5975 Armaga Springs Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. Interment will be private. Please sign the guestbook at
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.
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Maria passed away peacefully at home on October 8, 2010. Maria is survived by her husband, Juventino; her four children, Angela, Regina, JR and Emily; her parents, Lefanoga and Sandra Asoau; loving aunts and uncles; her many precious brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews; and her "Furry Grandchildren". She was preceded in death by her beloved grandparents, Fa'apisa and Ofisa Asoau and Rose and Bud Branzuela; her niece, Samantha Moreno; and her nephews, Junior Asoau and Albert Caldera. Maria was born at San Pedro Hospital on June 28, 1960. She spent some of her childhood in San Francisco, but most of her life was spent in her hometown of San Pedro. She was a proud member of the SPHS Class of '78 and went on to raise her children in San Pedro schools. As a born nurturer, she touched the lives of many area youth by serving as a teacher's aide at Taper Avenue Elementary, managed youth carriers for the News-Pilot, and she especially felt called to teach children about God as a religious educator for both Mary Star and Holy Trinity. Her compassion carried into her professional life at Kaiser Permanente, Harbor City where she served as a union steward and lead many teams for the annual diabetes walk. Maria loved to volunteer her time to many other organizations such as San Pedro AYSO, Dodson Drama and the San Pedro Lady Boosters to name a few. She was the world's cheerleader and photographer and will be greatly missed. Viewing will be held Wednesday, October 13, 2010 from 4pm - 8pm at Halverson, Stone & Myers Mortuary, 1223 Cravens St, Torrance. Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 10am at Holy Trinity Church, 209 Hanford Ave., San Pedro. The reception will follow the gravesite at Holy Trinity Parish Center. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made in her honor to the . Please sign the guestbook at
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MARIE A. SMITH NOV 25, 1919 - OCT 9, 2010 Marie was born in Iron Mountain, Michigan. She is survived by her son Louis Smith of Nevada and her brother Rudy Mosca of Sault Ste Marie, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her husband John and her older brother Louis Mosca. Marie and John moved to California in the 1960's. She and John were members of the Westside Wagon Wheelers Square Dance Club of Crows Landing. She was also a member of the Turlock Newcomers & Friends Club. Marie was a loving person who loved the caregivers at the Turlock Residential Care Home, where she resided for three years, also the staff of Turlock Rehab & Nursing, where she resided for the past 11 months. Services for Marie will be held in Iron Mountain, MI, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband John.
Marie F. Gentile, 81, of Vacaville passed away from Alzheimer's on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Kaiser Hospital in Vacaville. She was born on July 29, 1929 in Manhattan, N.Y., Marie worked for more than 20 years with various New York telephone companies until retiring in 1987. She enjoyed needle work, playing golf at Green Tree golf course, and sewing for family and golf clubs. She was a member of Women's Club and Ceramic Group and was also very active in church with being a Ecclesiastic Minister., Marie is survived by her husband of 60 years, Philip; sons and daughters-in-law, John (Donna) Gentile, Joseph (Nancy) Gentile, Robert (Susan) Gentile; sister and brother-in-law, Rita and John McHale; and 6 grandchildren, Michael, Jeffrey, Donald, Melissa, Lauren, and Sara., A Mass will be held on Friday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. at St Joseph's Church in Vacaville. Father Jacobo A Caceres will be officiating., Arrangements are under the direction of McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, mccunechapel.com.,
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.,
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 On October 9th, 2010, our mother, a woman of grace, strength and dignity, passed away. She was married for over 60 years to her beloved Charlie. Their treasured children, Lori (Jack), Richard (Nancy), and Mariasha (Craig), blessed her with four beautiful grandchildren, Joey, Sam, Shari and Asha, all of whom she loved dearly. Marge loved and valued family and she extended her concern to others, always listening with an open heart. She was a kind, gentle and elegant woman and we will forever miss her. Memorial Services will be at Hillside Memorial Park on October 15th, 2010 at 1:00. Contributions (in her name) can be sent to the Soldier's Project of Los Angeles or to the Santa Monica High School Choir Program.
Marjorie P. Lemieux, 88, of Thousand Palms, Calif. passed away July 17, 2010 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. She was born November 11, 1921 in Laurel, Mont. Marjorie is survived by her daughter, Paula Wenham of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and son, Clay Elting of Henderson, Nev.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Lemieux. Marjorie donated her body to science. A celebration of her life will be held for close friends and family in November. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to any charity of the donor's choosing or to the public library.
Marjorie R. Battle passed away peacefully on Oct. 7, 2010 at 89 years young., She was born to Robert Marx Baeny and Flora Alzada (Randall) on Aug. 30, 1921 and was raised in Rhode Island. She had a younger sister, Roberta, who preceded her in death., Marjorie was a tomboy who hated wearing a dress and loved the summers she spent at Naraganset Bay. After graduation, she attended business school and then married Donald Joseph Battle in 1945. Her children included Robert, married to Renee Davey, Donald Jr. (deceased) and Marie, and her grandchildren, Julianne, Alyda and Mika., The family moved west to Southern California in 1955 and settled in the San Fernando Valley. Marjorie worked for Safeco Insurance Company from 1967 until her retirement in Seattle in 1982. She was active in her church, enjoyed stamp collecting, played pickelball religiously, participated in the Senior Olympics, volunteered at the senior centers and Washington University and was a world-wide traveler. In 1992 she returned to Northridge and then moved to Ventura in 1994., Marjorie was a loving and nurturing presence in her granddaughter's lives; walking with them to school, participating in school events, volunteering in the school library and reading to children. She attended St. Paul's Episcopalian Church regularly, swam at the YMCA, took water aerobics and loved flowers and enjoyed puttering in the garden. Marjorie was an avid reader who always had a book nearby. She was a familiar face in the neighborhood. We will miss her sweet smile and positive outlook., A celebration of her life will be held at the family home on Gale Way from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17. All who knew her are welcome., Arrangements by Charles Carroll Funeral Home. 642-8134.
Mary Alice Bell, Resident of San Jose, On Nov. 1, 1922 the world was blessed by an angel, Mary Alice McGee. She was born in Monroe, Louisiana and she grew up on a rural farm without plumbing or electricity. After world war II, she met the love of her life, and after a 90 day courtship, married Joseph V. Bell., They started their life together in 1946, settling in San Jose, California. Together they were blessed with 7 children., In 1967 she opened Central Nursery School. She loved children, and instilled her southern values, with the help of her cherished director, Laurie Gray, Central Nursery continues to this day, and will continue to give children a solid foundation in which to grow., Her final hours were brief, in the presence of her darling husband and loving children, whose tender administration smoothed the way to the gateway of immortal life, and she gently passed away., She is survived by the love of her life Joseph V. Bell, her children Samuel (Blanca), Charles (Susan), Joan, Matthew and Mark (Loretta) and her adoring grandchildren, Lisa, Jane Ann, Madelaine, Sarah, Grant, Andrew and Charlotte. Predeceased by daughters, Dolores and Mickie., Private interment will take place. A memorial to celebrate her life will be on Saturday Oct. 16th at 1:00. Please call (408) 512-6384 for location. Donations can be made in honor of Joseph and Mary Bell, to YMCA-Youth Foundation, 1717 the Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126., Beloved in life, may all who deplore her loss, be sustained and strengthened by the hope of a glad reunion, where farewell is a sound unknown.
BENTHAM, Mary Clair (O'Keefe) Born in Ross, California on May 17, 1931, and joined our Lord on October 9, 2010. Mary is survived by her loving husband Al Bentham; step children Dana Hall (John) and Chris Bentham (Nancy); grandchildren Lauren Hall, Jennifer, Nathan and Jacob Bentham; sisters-in-law Beverly Crownover, Keefe and Laurie O'Keefe; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Martin and Hannah O'Keefe; siblings Gerry, Dick and Bill. Mary attended schools in San Francisco, St. Anne's Preservation Academy and SF State. She retired from United Airlines after 35 years. She was a 20 year member of Star of the Valley Catholic Church. Mary perceived beauty in everything and everyone. At Mary's request services will be private. Contributions may be made to Sutter VNA Hospice, 1110 No. Dutton Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401, or a charity of your choice. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 525-3730
Mary Ellen Cardoza Richardson stepped into Heaven Saturday, October 9, 2010. Mary was born to Clara Rodrigues Cardoza and Joseph Macado Cardoza in March 1930. Mary was a true native of San Luis Obispo. She married Herbert Tasken Richardson of Cuyama Sept. 12, 1947, at the Old Mission Church in San Luis Obispo. She was living at the Ralph Neate Extended living Home in Coalinga. Mary is survived by son Herbert T. Richardson III (Denise); granddaughters Ranae and Brandon Shoemaker; great-granddaughter Sierra and great-grandson Evan Schoemaker; grandson Herbert T. Richardson IV (Martha); great-grandchildren Jazell, Donovan and Mylaya; sisters LaVerne Storni, Dolores Farnum (Dan) and JoAnn Wilding (David); Charlotte Cardoza, wife of brother Manuel Macado Cardoza of Olympia Wash.; many nieces and nephews and children that she cared for through the years. She was preceded in death by husband Herbert, Oct. 1, 1994. She was loved by family and anyone who knew her. Family viewing will be from 3pm to 5pm, Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010 at Reis Family Mortuary, 991 Nipomo St. in San Luis Obispo. Graveside services are 10am, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at Old Mission Cemetery, given by Deacon Chuck Roeder. Reis Family Mortuary 544-7400 San Luis Obispo
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
God gave Mom her angel wings at 2:00 am Saturday, October 9 surrounded by her loving family and friends who provided her with the sound of laughter, tears, and memories for five days prior to her peaceful passing. Born December 14, 1920 in Willits to Rosa & Guglelmo Pavioni. She was the fourth child, with three older brothers and a younger sister. She was a first generation Italian-American born of Italian immigrants. William, Telio, Dino, Mary, & Emma lived in a two-bedroom house in Fort Bragg with their parents. After graduating from high school, she married Aldo Luzzi. They lived in various logging camps along the North Coast until finally settling in Eureka to raise their four children. After 47 years of marriage, Aldo sadly passed in December 1984. Her life had another wonderful turn with the chance meeting of Orrin Sonberg in 1990. Orie & Mom brought happiness and companionship to each other until his death in October 2000. Mom enjoyed and supported her children and grandchildren through all phases of their lives. She was her family's biggest fan, which was apparent to all of us. She loved the many years of family week-ends on her property at Myers Flat, watching her four sons compete (often against each other) at Redwood Acres Raceway, turning from car races to horse racing with son Ray, gambling trips with daughter-in-law, Dianne, listening to the accordion music played weekly by son David, spaghetti feeds hosted by son Richard, vacationing with her daughter Rosemary & her family, and living next door to daughter Teri, allowed her to hear her grandchildren playing in the backyard. Mom was the queen of QVC shopping - she knew the operators on a first name basis. She very much enjoyed politics, especially at the national level. She loved, as she would say, "attending conventions" (via TV). But most of all, family gatherings meant everything to her. For the past two years, Mom lived at Fryes Care Home where she was loved and cared for by the exceptional staff. She is survived by her children- Ray & Melody Luzzi of Redwood Valley, David Luzzi of Fortuna, Richard Luzzi, Rosemary & Matt Kunkler, Dianne Luzzi, and Teri & Kevin Stites all of Eureka. Grandchildren - Alisa Jerland, Gina Luzzi, Angela Sousa, David Luzzi, Bill Luzzi, Brenna Carpenter, Michelle Hayes, Christina Graves, Jessalynn Kunkler, Whitney Kunkler, GP Robinson, Ryan Sanborn, & Tess Stites. Great grandchildren- Jessica & Justin Jensen, Madeline, Marlee, & Levi Luzzi, Lacy Conti & Chrissalyn Carpenter, Robert Hayes, Faith Miller & Wyatt Graves, Jenna Sadler & Matthew Kunkler, and Nikolas & James Kunkler, her sister & brother-in-law, Emma & Orville LeNoue, her very special friend, Pat Henricksen, and several nieces & nephews. Thank you can't begin to express our gratitude to Dollie Frye & her staff, as well as Hospice. Pallbearers will be her sons- Ray, David, Richard, & Matt and grandsons Bill & David. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons and great grandsons- GP, Ryan, Robert, Levi, Wyatt, Matthew, & Nikolas. Her smile was always on her face, right up to the last couple of earthly hours. She's now smiling constantly on all of us. Mom loved yellow, especially flowers. The next time you see a yellow flower, think of her. Arrangements are under the direction of Sanders Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm Friday, October 15 and the service will be on Saturday, October 16 at 11:00 am. Please sign the guest book at
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.
Maxine B. Natoli, 92, of Louisville, KY and a native of Waterloo, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at the Nazareth Home. She was Catholic by faith and a self-employed caterer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Natoli. She is survived by her children, Dr. Chris Stavens (Lisa), Pelagia Stavens, Linda Virgee (Mal) and Nelsina Mahone; and grandchildren, Fram, Maya, Michael, Amy, Tasha, Alexandra and Paul Angelo. Funeral services were held on October 9, 2010 at Pearson Ratterman Brothers Funeral Home, Louisville, KY and burial was in St. Louis Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the
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Leonard Earl Meinecke Apr 25, 1929 Oct 10, 2010 Formerly of Castro Valley Desert Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, 9250 S. Ranchero Lane Mohave .....
Mel David Hurtado April 30, 1949 - October 7, 2010 Melquiades "Mel" David Hurtado of Lompoc died Thursday, at home surrounded by loved ones, October 7, 2010, at the age of 61. Mel was born April 30, 1949, in Fort Collins, Colorado to Manuel and Irma Hurtado. He was raised and educated in Ogden, Utah graduating from Bonneville High School in 1967. He later continued his education by attending Santa Barbara City College. A resident of Lompoc for the last 10 years, Mel was a member of the Word of Grace Christian Centre. He was a slot machine mechanic for many years. After Mel's retirement, he chose to work at La Canada Elementary School as a noon aid to be closer to his daughters. Mel was an avid cyclist, self-taught guitarist and songwriter. Cycling was such a passion that he encouraged it through gifts to family and friends. He shared his talent as a member of the worship team at church. He also loved collecting and watching movies and rooting for the Giants and the Utah Jazz. Throughout Mel's illness, he enjoyed spending his extra time with his wife and children. Mel is survived by his wife of 11 years Lezlee Hurtado (Brewton) of Lompoc, his son Daniel Jose Eduardo Hurtado of Buellton, daughter Anjele Maria and Faith Grace Hurtado of Lompoc, brother Edd Hurtado and his wife Wynn of Ogden, Utah, brother Daniel Hurtado of Los Banos, sister Ginger Hurtado of San Jose, and a very special aunt and uncle Esther and Joey Rivera of Long Beach. His parents and sister Felis Hurtado preceded him in death. Pastor Jim Smith will direct the memorial service on Friday, October 15, at 11 am at the First United Methodist Church on the corner of North F Street and West North Avenue in Lompoc, with the reception in the Fellowship Hall after the service. Cremation will be followed by private inurnment in the Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery. The arrangements are under the direction of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the "Benefit Donation Fund for Anjele & Faith Hurtado" at the Wells Fargo Bank, Lompoc Branch, account number, 9423631333.
Oct. 19, 1977- Sept. 6, 2010, It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of our beloved Melissa (Lopez) Rowley on Sept. 6, 2010 in Manassas, Va. She passed away in her sleep after a sudden illness., Melissa (Missy) was born in Taft, Calif., Oct. 19, 1977, she attended school at Barbara Webster and Mupu elementary schools in Santa Paula and later moved to Boise, Idaho, where she graduated from high school. She met and married her husband Bruce in Boise where they lived until his work was transferred to Manassas, Va. In Manassas she continued her education and was working as a Doctor's Assistance when she passed away. She was very active with her children's school and sport activities., A special memorial was held for Missy in Manassas, Va., on Saturday, Sept. 11 by all her friends and immediate family. A Rosary and funeral service was conducted on Sept. 17, 2010, at Sacred Heart church in Boise, Idaho, where she was laid to rest., Missy is survived by her husband, Bruce Rowley; her children, Zoie and Jonathon; her father, Chris Lopez; mother, Sue Walters; brother, Benjamin; her maternal grandmother, Ann Walters; her aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends in Manassas, Va., Boise, Idaho, and Southern California. Missy was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Anita Lopez, and her aunt, Janice. Missy will be greatly missed by friends and family in Manassas, Va., Boise, Idaho, Ventura and Santa Paula, Calif., The family of Chris Lopez would like to thank all his family and friends for their sincere sympathy, prayers and financial assistance which greatly helped during this time of great loss.
Melissa Hope Romero Aguinaga September 15, 1974 - October 7, 2010 God broke our hearts the 7th of October 2010, proving He only summons the best when He called upon our beautiful Melissa. She was born to Michael Romero Sr. and Virginia Williford of Arvin on September 15, 1974. Melissa leaves behind her two beautiful daughters, Jessica and Destiny Martinez, and will also be survived by two sisters, Jacqueline Romero, Natalie Comer; three younger brothers, Michael, Joseph and Aaron Romero; step-dad, Lloyd Williford; her favorite cousin, Amanda Mohamed; her "BFF" of 14 years, Verenice Alvarez as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and countless nephews and nieces will also miss her dearly! She was an extraordinary mother to her daughters who were her world, and outstanding wife to Arthur Aguinaga who was also taken that very night. Our "hostess with the mostest" always went above and beyond for family gatherings, and will be well remembered for her famous cakes, bows and tutus. Her precious smile and distinctive laugh would brighten any room. Her beauty was truly undeniable. Mom, we love and miss you more than words could ever express or describe. You were the best mother anyone could ever ask for, now we can say we have our own guardian angel watching down on us. Forgetting our memories together would be like remembering someone we never knew. "Wherever YOU go OUR hearts will follow". Like you always told us, we got it from our mama! Love you Mom, may you rest in a paradise as beautiful as you. Services for Melissa will be held in the Basham Funeral Care Chapel (3312 Niles Street) on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Thank you everyone for all your love and support. Special thanks to Adrianna Aguirre and Susana Cruz. Love Jess, Dee, Lulu and Peanut. For additional information, contact Basham Funeral Care at 873-8200. Basham Funeral Care
Melva Salisbury, 91, of Redding died Tuesday at Marquis Care at Shasta in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
MERLE GENE BAIRD 3/20/1925 ~ 10/8/2010 Merle Gene Baird was carried by the Angels to be with his Lord and Savior on 10/8/2010, he was 85 years old. Merle was born in Hayworth, IL to Virgil and Mary Baird on March 20, 1925 and moved to Bloomington, IL with his parents and siblings as a baby. He was a Navy Veteran of
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.
Mildred G. Oliver 83, of Yuba City passed away October 9, 2010. Memorial Services will be held at First Baptist Church in Yuba City on October 16, 2010 at 1:30pm. Private burial is at Sutter Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel.
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
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MRS. NETTIE BONE, age 96, passed away October 2, 2010., She was a resident of Santa Maria, CA. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and, Memory Garden
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Faerber, Nathan August 27, 1915 - October 10. 2010 Nathan (John) Faerber passed away on Oct. 10, 2010 suddenly, after surviving the Holocaust to go on and live a beautiful life. Born in Slovakia he was an underground war hero who saved many lives by fighting the Nazis. Coming to the United States in 1948 he became a U.S. citizen. He worked in the motion picture industry, working on movie and TV sets for Paramount, MGM, and Universal studios. He was a loving husband to Lillian Weinberg and was the Beloved father of Peter (wife Linda), uncle of Larry Lester, and father, grandfather and great grandfather, to all of his wife's children. Services will be held Wed Oct. 13 at 10am. Mt Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries, Hollywood Hills. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hadassah.
NORMAN JAMES PICO, SR. December 17, 1939 ~ October 8, 2010 Norman James Pico Sr., Pechanga Gaming Commissioner, passed quietly away Friday, October 8, 2010, on the Pechanga Indian Reservation in Temecula, California. Born, December 17, 1939 in Arlington, California along with twin brother Gabriel, they were enrolled members in the Temecula Band of Luiseno Mission Indians (often referred to as the Pechanga Band). Norman was elected Gaming Commissioner and served 10 of his sixteen years in office as chair. The National Indian Gaming Association noted, "Pechanga is one of the top 10 regulated facilities in the United States". Norman lived in Perris, California and Pechanga most of his life. He attended Perris High School, graduating in 1957. After high school Norman served in the US Army, as a member of the famous 82nd Airborne Division, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment "Devils in Baggy Pants." His career included being a journeyman, Operating Engineer Union AFL-CIO local 12. He retired from the Southern California Gas Company in 1994 as a field locator in the Damage Control Department. Norman, 70, was considered a heavyweight in Pechanga politics and was involved for decades as a tribal council member, Silver Feather (Vice President), the Tribal Water Board and helped draft the tribe\'s constitution and bylaws. He was also involved in Indian Education, and a Board member of Riverside San Bernardino County Indian Health (Executive Board, Finance, Grievance and Retirement committees) and Board member of Indian Child and Family Services. During the past 15 years, Norman, chaired the Pechanga Pow Wow committee. The 4th of July Pow Wow is considered one of the most publicly attended American Indian gatherings in the country, hosting an estimated 70,000 guests during the three-day event. Norman was initiated into the Golden State Gourd Society and enjoyed participating as a member of the society at Pow Wows and Gourd Society events; he truly cherished and respected the traditions and rich history of the Pow Wow. Norman is a descendent of several notable Temecula Valley historical figures such as, Luis Flores and Carlos Pico who played football at Carlisle Indian School for "the" Pop Warner; Daniel Pico (Pechanga tribal chair for 25 years), leader of the Southern California Mission Indian Federation; Luis Wolf merchant, magistrate and postmaster of Temecula. Norman was predeceased by his mother, Evelyn Clarice Pico, Father Carlos J. Pico, and brother Gabriel Pico. Sisters Germaine Arenas, Milless Shores and Marie Russell are still with us. Norman is survived by his wife of over fifty years, Deborah Pico, and three children; Randolph (Livermore, Ca.), Norman Jr. (Temecula, Ca.) and Kathy (Temecula, Ca.). A fourth child, Daniel, was tragically lost at the age of 17 years. Randolph is married to Paulette Thomas and has three children, Elias, Cheyenne and Randolph Jr.; Norman Jr. is married to Kristen McKnight and has six children, Sheila, Cody, Megan, Randi, Savanah and Ella; Kathy is married to Harbhajan Saglania with three children, Brittaney (husband Victor) Retana, Brooke, Hardeep and great grandchild Leo Retana, and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by many for his leadership, guidance, wisdom and love. The family welcomes the public to attend his ceremony at the Pechanga Indian Reservation Government Center at 2:00 pm on Thursday, October 14, 2010, with a memorial dinner to follow. EVANS BROWN MORTUARY (951) 679-1114 On-Line Condolences
NIELSEN, OFELIA Feb. 3, 1915, to Oct. 5, 2010 Ofelia Nielsen, who cherished life, her family and her friends, died at the age of 95. Born in Managua, Nicaragua, Ofelia was a long time resident of San Diego and a member of the St. Brigid's Parish in Pacific Beach for 58 years. She is preceded in death by her son, Svend T. Nielsen. Ofelia is survived by her daughter Ellen Nielsen-Grabbe of Poway, her son Carl K. Nielsen of San Diego, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Friday, October 15th, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Brigid's Parish, 4735 Cass St in Pacific Beach, San Diego, 92109. In lieu of flowers, donations to organizations benefiting the homeless such as St. Vincent de Paul Village, are appreciated.
Obituaries for Wednesday, October 13
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AYALA -- Benjamin E. Ayala, 83, of Fresno died Tuesday. He was a construction worker. No services. Arrangements: Cremation Society of Central California.
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June Weaver Services are Oct. 15 for June Vaness Weaver, who died Oct. 10 at her home in Watsonville.
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Robert Loranger, a longtime commercial photographer who recorded portraits, milestones and other treasured memories for generations of Sacramento residents, died Oct. 4 of a heart attack, his family said. He was 88. Robert Loranger
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DIAZ, PURITA R. of Fairfield, CA Aug. 7, 1926 - Oct. 4, 2010 Funeral Service 10/14 at 10AM Poway-Bernardo Chapel Poway-Bernardo Mortuary 858-748-4101
Pamela Wilkinson Lee, Mar 4, 1961-June 17, 2010 Survived by son Brandon and daughter Samantha. Remembrance July 10, 2010. 408-239-0216.
1945 ~ 2010 Pamela was one month short of her 65th birthday when she died peacefully Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at her home in Brussels, Belgium. She passed away after a long battle with cancer. She was educated at San Luis Obispo schools and went on to graduate from San Jose State College with an emphasis in languages and elementary school teaching. She earned her master''s degree at UCSB. She taught at the Montecito Union Elementary School before she moved to Belgium to continue to teach at the International School of Brussels. Pam loved languages and was quite proficient in French, along with many other languages. She and Maurice had a ''wanderlust'' for traveling and went far and abroad to various countries and enjoyed close friends, gourmet food and practicing their languages! Pam is survived by her mother, Dorothy; father, Bryan of San Luis Obispo; uncle, aunt and several cousins; along with her husband, Maurice Moyensoon of Brussels; and her beloved dog, Dexter. As a tribute to Pam, a dog lover, contributions can be made to Woods Humane Society, 875 Oklahoma Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405,
Went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, October 11, 2010. James is preceded in death by his seven siblings and his parents Henry and Irene Groves. He is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years, Betty Groves of Santa Rosa; cherished father of Joanne Horneff of Union City, James Paul Groves of Union City and Priscilla (James) Ricks of Nettleton, MS; grandfather of Michelle (Ephram) Cohen of San Francisco, Gabriel (Fran) Ricks of Chapin, SC and James (Samantha) Ricks of Nettleton, MS; great grandchildren, Cassie and Luke Ricks, Davis, Dobson, Lucy and Thomas Ricks and Grove and Violet Cohen; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and his Church family at King's Chapel. James was a Pastor for many years in the Northern California Counties as well as Tennessee. He mentored many youth in preparing them for lives in the Ministry. A veteran of the U.S. Merchant Marines,, . Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation, Thursday, October 14th from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Eggen & Lance Chapel, a Funeral Service will be held Friday, October 15th at 12:00 Noon at King's Chapel, 801 Cherry St. Private interment at Santa Rosa Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to King's Chapel Building Fund, 801 Cherry St., Santa Rosa, CA 95404. SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN & LANCE CHAPEL, 545-3747
Patrick William Doane, 65 of Palm Springs, Calif. passed away on September 25, 2010 in Palm Springs. He was born February 24 1945 to Perry and Ruth Doane in Huntington Park Calif. Patrick married Donna Skene on October 22 1966 in Huntington Park Calif. He was a Field Planner for Southern Calif. Gas Company for 34 years, and served in the
Paul Alvarez, Resident of San Jose, 74, entered into God's waiting arms on October 10, 2010. Paul was born January 26, 1936 to Dario & Maria Alvarez. He is survived by his children JoAnn, Ray, Barbara, Dario, Elizabeth, and Donnie and 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by son Paul Alvarez, Jr. He is survived by his siblings Mary, David, Jessie, Gilbert, Ray, Rachel, Angie, Eloisa and Matthew. He is preceded in death by his siblings Ralph, Ruben, Joseph, Maxine, Richard and Martin., Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial celebrating Paul's life to be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, October 15, 2010 at Cathedral of Faith, 2315 Canoas Garden Ave., San Jose. An Honor Guard ceremony will be held at VA San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements by Chapel of the Flowers, San Jose, CA 294-9663.
PAUL GIBSON Age 52, of Moreno Valley, passed away on October 9th from complications due to his 35-year battle with diabetes. He was born in Pontiac, Michigan and lived in Moreno Valley for 24 years. Paul is survived by his wife, Phyllis Gibson, of 26 wonderful years. He is also survived by his children, Lisa Gibson, 25, Matthew Gibson, 24, and Colleen Gibson, 22. Paul brought laughter and charm to all those he came to know and he will be truly missed. A visitation will be held at Miller-Jones Mortuary in Moreno Valley on Thursday, October 14th from 4-8 p.m. His funeral will be held at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery on Friday, October 15th at 2:00 p.m. If you want to make a charitable donation in Paul\'s memory, the family has suggested: The , PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312
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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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Peter C. Ruth Resident of Sebastopol 65, passed away suddenly on October 8, 2010 at Palm Drive Hospital in Sebastopol. He went through life with a whistle and a smile and a spring in his step, always making those around him better. Adored and loving husband of 15 years to Andrea Ruth, he lived with her and their 3 cats (Sprout, Tender, Custard) and dog (Buster) in a quaint Sebastopol cottage for the last 3 years. Prior to that, he lived in San Jose and the South Bay Area for 40 years, where he was an avid software developer. He loved driving and exploring the back roads of California and being an amateur photographer. He always spoke of travel, especially to the South of France and Monaco, where he spent most of his 7½years in the Air Force, racing Formula 1 and 2 and endurance racing. He was the very proud father of Peter, Pam, Robert, and Paul, and loved them all. He also leaves behind his sisters Barbara, Linda and his brother Jack. A service will be held at 1pm Friday, October 15th at Pleasant Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary, 1700 Pleasant Hills Rd, Sebastopol, CA 95472.
Phyllis Helen Ingersoll REDDING - Phyllis Ingersoll, 84, died Thursday, September 30, 2010 at Copper Ridge Care Center. Born September 30, 1926 in Staples City, Minnesota, she moved to California at the age of 10. Then moved to Shasta County from Dunsmuir in 1986. Phyllis was a waitress and court clerk in Dunsmuir for many years. She was a member of Eastern Star, Lady Engineers, River City Jazz, and volunteered at the Attic on Oregon St., in Redding for over 20 years. The love of her life was her husband Chuck, who preceded her in death in 2001. Phyllis is survived by her daughters, Terry Ingersoll-Oakley of Redding, Barbara Borton of Illinois and Dixie Mahan of Redding, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Oregon Street Attic, 1336 Oregon St., Redding, CA 96001. Contact family about arrangements. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
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Norman James Pico Sr. Dec. 17, 1939 - Oct.8, 2010 Resident of Pechanga Indian Reservation Norman James Pico Sr., Pechanga Gaming Commissioner, passed quietly .....
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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.
PEKIN, RICHARD J. (JERRY), D.D.S. April 8, 1930 to October 6, 2010 Dr. Richard J. Pekin's accomplishments were many, as was his enjoyment of a full and notable life. Born in Chicago, Ill., Jerry moved to Washington, D.C. and graduated in 1947 from the intellectually rigorous, Jesuit-run Gonzaga College High School. At his graduation ceremony, polite applause accompanied Jerry's first call to the stage for recognition as number one in the first academic discipline announced. The polite applause that accompanied his next trip to the stage turned into sustained laughter as he rose again and again to accept number one recognition in all of his classes. Precocious in other ways, Jerry married the 17-year-old Vera Claire Neubauer shortly out of high school and they had their first child in 1949. In short order, Jerry graduated from Georgetown University and, in 1954, from Georgetown University Dental School, where he was, now with four children and notwithstanding having worked full time for an electronics company throughout his graduate and post graduate studies, again number one in his class, and the youngest graduate in the history of the school. Go west, young man with family, to a place of unlimited opportunity. That was Jerry's plan, and his post-collegiate naval service obligation was his means. His commanding officer, well aware of Jerry's academic distinction and marvelous temperament, issued the coveted order to report to Camp Pendleton for "dental duty" and his family soon followed. (Jerry was the leader of the migration from the east coast to California of almost his entire and extensive family, including the branch represented by his sister Kathleen (Jill) Walsh and her husband Jack Walsh.) Jerry served two years at Camp Pendleton and was honorably discharged from the, with the rank of Lieutenant in 1956. Sadness and triumph filled the Camp Pendleton years. Sadness when Vera became seriously ill and the children were sent to live with their grandparents in Washington, D.C. while she recuperated, which was no sure thing. Triumph when she survived and the family was reunited. Jerry often said that when the family was reunited and began life in San Diego, it was the happiest time of their lives. In 1956, Jerry established his dental office in Allied Gardens, a new and growing community. (Around this time he and Vera had two more children, which completed their brood of six.) He served as the Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the San Diego County Dental Society for many years and retired in 1980 to travel the world and pursue his many interests. The finest dentists are, among other things, marvelous mechanics and engineers of the structures of the mouth. That Jerry was highly regarded for his dental craftsmanship is not surprising, for from his early days he was known as an electronic and mechanical genius. Interested in electricity from his teens, Jerry was soon making and repairing radios, and then televisions, amplifiers, appliances and cars. Until his health declined several years ago, it was exceedingly rare to find a repairman at the Pekin household - that job was handled by the master of the house. As his friends would say, "the guy has skills." One of the highest expressions of those skills was his construction in the 1980's of a single engine, two-seat, high performance aerobatic aircraft, which he flew throughout the country and often to Mexico for fishing trips with family and friends. During the aircraft construction he was pondering the design of a particular component, concluded a different approach would be better and suggested the same to the aircraft kit manufacturer, who incorporated the change in future versions of the aircraft. In addition to his power plane, Jerry flew gliders, soaring cross country throughout the western United States - a sport of skill and no small daring, especially in those pre-cell phone and pre-GPS days. Jerry knew how to have fun and loved to compete. He caddied as a youngster at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, and began to play golf seriously when he came to California. He carried a five to seven handicap for many years, playing out of Stardust Country Club in Mission Valley. He and his friends, including Dr. Don Keith and Ed Cuff, played in tournaments throughout California and in Las Vegas and Arizona. Golf is a gambler's game, and Jerry loved the pressure of the game and the camaraderie of his partners. He and Vera often travelled to tournaments together and had marvelous times. Deciding he had taken the game of golf as far as he could, Jerry stopped playing around 1980 and found a new sport - windsurfing. This was the early days of the one class design "Windsurfer" board, and there was a joyful culture of chasing the wind, camping at windy locations and racing throughout California. Lake Isabella, Lake Lopez, Hurricane Gulch and Bahia Santa Maria in Mexico were some of Jerry's many windsurfing trips, often taken with his sons. Nights were spent talking and laughing over campfires and wonderful friends were made. Jerry was a voracious reader, keenly interested in politics, economics, business and investments, international relations, etc. Friends and family spent many nights at Jerry and Vera's house discussing, dissecting and often loudly debating issues big and small over bottles of red wine. He was a learned man with judgment to spare; the go-to man for family and close friends for advice on important matters. Jerry lost Vera to cancer in 1990. In 1994, he married Ann King. They had wonderful times but decided to end the marriage in 2002. In his later years, Jerry was afflicted with Alzheimer's disease, which he suffered with dignity and humor. With our assistance and love in his final years, we, his children, hope we have repaid him in some small measure for the spirit, genes, love and everything else he has given us. Our good fortune in having him as a father is boundless. Jerry is survived by his six children, Richard J. (Duke) Pekin, Jr., David F. Pekin and Dennis J. Pekin, of San Diego, Catherine (Taffy) Long, of Hove, England, Linda J. Ryan of Maui, Hawaii, and Louise Ann Davis of Greensboro, North Carolina, and 14 grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Jill Walsh and Pat Wylie, his brothers Dennis James Pekin and Patrick Michael Pekin, and the many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces and cousins in his wonderful family. A remembrance and celebration of a life well lived will be held at the San Diego Yacht Club, 1011 Anchorage Lane, San Diego, October 18, 2010, 11 a.m.
KEMER, ROBERT VICTOR Robert, also known as "Zeljko," passed away on October 9, 2010. He is survived by his parents, two sisters and a brother. Memorial services at Bethel Christian Assembly, 1929 Arnold Way, Alpine, CA on Thursday, October 14th, at 11:00 a.m.
FUX, ROBERTO Chula Vista October 19, 1942 - October 11, 2010 Am Israel Mortuary 619-583-6043
Ronnie Hideto Kase, Ronnie was born September 22, 1955, in Fukuoka, Japan. He is the youngest son of Kaneto and Terue Kase. Ronnie passed away on October 10, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer., Ronnie came to the United States at the age of three and graduated from Santa Maria High School in 1974. His career consisted of counter top fabrication, cabinet making and installation. He was very good with his hands no matter what project he was mastering. He loved to tinker with broken items and had the gift of taking things apart and repairing them., His greatest joy was to camp locally with his family, especially when his grandchildren were with him. Ronnie was very proud of his grandchildren, especially watching Jake play freshmen football at Righetti High School. He loved to BBQ and maintained a beautiful yard that consisted of a koi pond that he had built., He was preceded in death by his father, Kaneto Kase and his parents-in-law, Bob and Jo Moore. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda, his daughters by marriage, Jennifer and her husband John Vargas, Kimberly and her husband, Eric Hames, and their grandchildren, Nick, Anthony, Brittani, Jake, Caileigh, Cheyanne, and Madison. His brother, Larry and his wife, Vickie, his sister, Helen Cruthirds and his nephew and nieces, Jeffrey and his wife, Marie, Kasey and her husband Francisco Solorio, Emiko and her husband, James Gerber, Jaclyn, Monique, Kira, Malia, Frankie, Willa and Ellie., Ronnie touched so many people with his kind and gentle nature. His sense of humor and kindness stayed with him even throughout his illness., His family thanks the staff at Marian Medical Hospital for the special care he received during his stay., A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, October 18, 2010 at 1:00 pm in the Chapel of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary. Burial will follow at the Santa Maria Cemetery., Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Santa Maria, California.
HURTADO, RUBEN Of El Cajon 8/14/60-10/10/10, (619) 337-8100
MITTBY, RUDOLPH ODD of Lemon Grove Dec. 13, 1923 - Oct. 8, 2010 Featheringill Mortuary (619) 583-9511
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.
Nov. 9, 1944 passed away at home Oct 10, 2010 after a three and half year battle with Glioblastoma Multiforme. In 1980 he bought his first computer and developed a Bowling League Management program Bowl lOl for his wife. In 1988 he put the program out in the shareware market, and later he sold the program on the internet on his
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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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 Chow Wing, 89, passed away on October 8, 2010, leaving behind his beloved wife, Mary. He was born in Hanford, Ca. on June 20, 1921 to Gong Chu and Chan Shee Wing., Richard graduated from Visalia High School and attended the University of Southern CA where he received degrees in International Relations and Architecture. He served his country in the Army as a Staff Sergeant, and was the aide to General George C. Marshall in, . In 1958, he and his brother Ernie opened a fine dining establishment, the Imperial Dynasty, which became a world-renowned restaurant and an icon for Hanford., In 1964, he met the love of his life, Mary Lo, who was at that the time the reigning Miss Hong Kong and in the Miss Universe Pageant. They were married in Las Vegas January 25, 1965 and then had a Chinese Marriage Ceremony in Hong Kong, April 3, 1965. They were married for 45 years 8 months. They spent their time together, traveling the world and enjoying good food and fine wines with family and friends., He is survived by his wife Mary, sister Harriet Wing of Hanford, brother Calvin Wing and wife Amy of Fresno, brother Fred Wing and wife Camille of Hanford, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his beloved parents, brother Woodrow, brother Ernest Sr. and wife Beatrice, and sister Emma Chan and husband Henry., Mary would like to extend a special thank you to her nieces Jennifer Wing and Sherrill Harris and nephew Ernie Wing, Jr. for all their love and support., Visitation will be Wednesday, October 13, 2010, from 5-7 at the People's Funeral Chapel in Hanford, CA. Service will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 10 am, at the Koinonia Christian Fellowship, 12536 Hanford-Armona Road, Hanford, CA. Burial will follow at the Hanford District Cemetery., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Taoist Temple Preservation Society, P. O. Box 728, Hanford, CA 93230, the YMCA. 1010 W. Grangeville Blvd., Hanford, CA 93230, the Koinonia Christain Fellowship, or the charity of your choice., Condolences may be made at, Arrangements are under the directions of People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230.
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.
Rick climbed the stairway to heaven Sept. 28, 2010. He passed peacefully in his home from liver cancer., Rick was born in Oakland 60 years ago to parents Olin "Dick"Payne (deceased) and Betty Vinson Payne. In addition to his mother, Rick is survived by his loving wife, Rosemary; children, Denise Torres, Cindy Escareno and Eli Payne (Martha); six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews., Rick was loving and tender with the little ones and delighted in their "great spirits." Rick attended schools in Oxnard and Santa Paula, living the last 35 years in the Ojai Valley. Rick was a Marine Corps. combat veteran serving his country in Vietnam during 1968 through 1969. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Union Local #12 for more than 35 years and was affectionately known as "Major Payne.", He took special pride in his work and felt honored when his son, Eli, followed in his Dad's footsteps. Rick was also a member and served as Master of Masonic Lodge Poinsettia #633, Ventura in 1995., The family wishes to thank Assisted Home Hospice for their excellent service in the care of Rick that made it possible for him to remain at home surrounded by those he loved., A memorial service will be held at Lake Casitas, Ventura County, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. Channel Islands, Cremations, A Heritage Life Tribute Center, Ventura, is assisting the Payne Family with the arrangements, 240-1359.
Richard Nelson Alton December 16, 1946 - October 9, 2010 Richard Nelson Alton went to be with his Heavenly Father, early Saturday of October 9, 2010. He was born on December 16, 1946 in Seward, Alaska to Harry Hamilton and Delores Mae Alton. Richard never met a stranger and considered everyone a friend. Richard will be remembered by everyone for his kind and giving heart and gentle soul. Richard is preceded in death by his father, Harry; his grandparents, Jess and Helen Miller, and his favorite sister-in-law, Billie Alton; who he helped care for during her long illness. He is also survived by his mother, Dolores Alton; brothers, Dale and Bert; and sister, Maymie Bornstein, and many nephews and nieces. Graveside service will be held on Friday, October 15, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 3700 River Blvd. Viewing will be held Thursday, October 14, 2010, from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. Greenlawn Mortuary
MCCORKLE, Richard W. (Age 68) retired Deputy, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, passed away on October 9, 2010. Mr. McCorkle joined the Sheriff's Department on October 12, 1972 and retired from Vice Bureau on August 1, 1990. Services will be private.
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 or Humane Society. Arrangements by Cook-Walden/Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home, 9700 Anderson Mill Rd., Austin, TX 78750; 512-335-1155.
Robert Earl Billings passed away early in the morning on Saturday, October 9, 2010, at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Robert was born on March 31, 1933, in Windsor, Colo., to Percy and June Billings. He was the first of four children. His father was a production chemist in the sugar beet industry until 1941 when he moved to Southern California to work in the aircraft industry. The family followed in early 1942 and Robert has been a resident of Southern California ever since. As a young man, Robert was active in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, and earned his Eagle Scout award in the minimum time. He was also active in Student Government, which earned him a trip to the American Legion sponsored Boys' State. Robert graduated from Manual Arts High School in 1951 and received an L.A. Times scholarship to attend Pepperdine University, where he majored in business and accounting. While a student at Pepperdine, he supported himself by working the swing shift at Northrop Aircraft Co., building F-89's for service in the
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Robert Emmett McNulty Resident of Palo Alto Was born in Chicago, April 1, 1918 to John and Eleanor McNulty. Bob attended Calumet High School, where he edited the school newspaper and played basketball. He graduated at age 16, and graduated from the University of Michigan beginning his career in chemical engineering. He met Mary Mulhern and a 68-year love story began. They were married July 4, 1942. Bob's career included Bell Labs, Booz Allen, Western Electric, and Lockheed Missiles and Space. The couple had four daughters. Bob and family moved to Saratoga, California, where he continued his involvement with Christian education, receiving the Pope John XXII award. He was active with Sacred Heart School's Men's Club. Bob's interests included learning languages, travel, politics and "letters to the editors", including a Silver Pen Award from the San Jose Mercury News, and spectator sports. But most of all, he cherished time with his four grandchildren. Bob received a commendation for his stellar efforts on the Space Shuttle. In retirement he was an IT advisor at De Anza College. He and Mary lived out their lives in Palo Alto. Bob was active with St. Thomas Aquinas parish. He is survived by his daughters Carol Stowell, Kathleen McNulty, Maureen McNulty, and Patricia Mathios, grandchildren Evan and Robin McNulty and Sean and Clare Lyons, and extended family. Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 3233 Cowper Street, Palo Alto on Thursday, October 14 at 10:00AM. Burial service is private. Memorial gifts can be made to the LSA Need-based Scholarship Fund, University of Michigan, 3003 South State Street, Ann Arbor Michigan. www.rollerhapgoodtinney.com.
Robert "Bob" Newton Stotler 1924 - 2010 A very special man, Robert "Bob" Newton Stotler, 86, passed away peacefully, at home, on Saturday, October 9, 2010. He is now at his new home with the Lord. Bob was born on July 4, 1924, in Bakersfield, CA, to Aubrey and Helen Stotler. He graduated from Kern County Union High School in 1942 and went to work for the Southern Pacific Railroad. In 1943 he went into the Army and served his country during, . He was discharged, with honors, in November of 1945. He then returned to his job at the railroad. He eventually went to work for Standard Oil for 17 years, and later retired as Maintenance Superintendent from San Joaquin Refinery. While working for the railroad he met his future wife, Vernia Mae Howell. They were married on April 13, 1946, spent 53 happy years together, and raised four children. Bob believed in giving back to his community, which he did with a generous heart. Some of his achievements were: Cub Scout Master for 12 years, Scout Master for 7 years, co-founder of the Fairfax Jr. Baseball Association, and baseball coach for 7 years. He was also a member of the Fairfax School Board for 56 years. His real love was guiding and helping children. He was a 4-H leader for 24 years, Kern County Swine Barn Chairman for 50 years, and Kern County Fair volunteer for 63 years. In 2001 the swine pavilion at the Kern County Fairgrounds was renamed the Stotler Swine Pavilion, in honor of Bob. He was a Mason for 60 years and a Shriner for 28 years. As a Shriner, he actively registered 76,000 children in the Child Identification Program. Many might remember him dressed as a clown while fingerprinting children, or riding his little clown car in parades with the Shriners. He was preceded in death by his parents, Aubrey and Helen Stotler; wife, Vernia (Vons) Stotler; son, Gary Stotler; granddaughter, Nicole Stotler; and sister, Jean Day. He is survived by his daughter, Suzy Stotler-de Ruyter; son, Paul and wife Katie Stotler; daughter, Judy and husband Johnny Gallagher; and former daughter-in-law, Jackie Stotler; grandchildren, Rachel Stotler, Robert "Bubba" Stotler Jr. and wife Heather, Gary Stotler Jr. and wife Brandi, Sean, Jeremiah, and Shamus Gallagher, and Samantha, Shawna and Ryan Stotler; great-grandchildren, Riley, Braya, Bladen and Ayden Stotler; sister, Marilyn Ledbetter; brother and sister-in-law, Dick and Pat Stotler; and special friend, Joanne Dellinger. Visitation and service will be at Hillcrest Mortuary, 9101 Kern Canyon Rd. Visitation: Wednesday, October 13, from 4-8 p.m. and Service: Thursday, October 14, 1:00 p.m. Following the service there will be a celebration of Bob's life in the Harvest Hall, at the Kern County Fairgrounds. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kern County Shriners. Six words that sum up Bob's life, "It was all about the kids".
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.,
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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 11:00 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 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., where at 7:00 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
Rosella Gladys Pilcher 1914 - 2010 Rosella G. Pilcher of Bakersfield, CA, was born on January 18, 1914 in Avilla, MO and passed away October 6, 2010 at the age of 96. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Basil (Tom) Parker Pilcher in 1991. She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Archer of Sarcoxie, MO and 3 nieces. Rosie came to California during, and worked at Douglas Aircraft riveting airplanes, so we laughingly call her Rosie the Riveter. It was there she met her husband. They moved to Bakersfield in 1948, where Basil worked in the oilfields. With Basil's position in the oil industry, it gave them the opportunity to travel to many countries in the world. Rosie loved to play the piano and sing. She became a musician of many bands in Bakersfield and became a member of the Bakersfield Western Music Hall of Fame. She, C.B. Loper, a long time friend, and several other members of the, Post 97 played every Saturday night for many years at the Post home. She and her husband were instrumental in starting Post 97 so Veterans would have a place to meet. It was chartered in 1973 and officially became V.F.W. Post 97 located at 5350 S. Union. Bakersfield, CA. Rosie will be greatly missed by her special friends, Gladys Thoe and Linda Thompson and all of those that knew her at Post 97. Graveside service will be held on Friday, October 15, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. with viewing on Thursday, October 14, 2010, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Greenlawn Southwest Memorial Chapel, 2739 Panama Ln. Dinner to follow at the Post home. Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary
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Roshan Rahbari, 18, a graduate of Leland High School in San Jose, Calif., was killed Sept. 21, 2010, when the car in which he was riding crashed in San Jose.
Ruby Elizabeth Clement Fisher March 25, 1931 - October 12, 2010 Viewing will be held between 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at Greenlawn Mortuary and Cemetery, 3700 River Boulevard, Bakersfield, California. Services will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, October 15, 2010 at Valley Baptist Church, 4800 Fruitvale Avenue, Bakersfield California. Graveside will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 15, 2010 at North Kern Cemetery District, 627 Austin, Delano, California. Ruby Elizabeth Clement Fisher, passed peacefully to be with her Lord after a long battle with cancer on October 12, 2010. She was born in Earlimart, California, March 25, 1931. She is survived by her sister, Ruth Pearson of Woodburn, Oregon; her three children, daughter Tammie and son-in-law Steve Dunn of Delano; son, John and daughter-in-law Yvonne Fisher of Fresno; and daughter, Sharon and son-in-law Nick Dunn of Bakersfield; twenty grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. Ruby and her husband Neil Fisher made their home in Delano from 1947 to 1985 until they moved to Porterville. Neil passed in 2000 and Ruby moved to Bakersfield in 2003. Ruby, 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. Ruby was actively involved in Valley Baptist Church Women's Bible Study. Donations may be made to Hoffmann Hospice, 8501 Brimhall Road, Bakersfield, California.
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In Loving Memory Leonor Lopez Ruiz 06/10/1929 ~ 10/05/2010 ESCONDIDO -- Leonor is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law: Felipe Joel Lopez, Pedro and .....
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.
Mrs. Raymond B. Rider (Ruth) age 95, and a life-long resident of West Redding, passed away peacefully on Tuesday October 12, 2010. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Raymond Burr Rider and her son, retired Sergeant Major Raymond Seth Rider. Ruth is survived by her daughter, Sally M. Rider of Vermont; four grandchildren, Michael W. Kubisek of Vermont., Kirsten Cornford of Rhode Island, Robert S. Rider and Michaele Clark, both of Varginia; and four great grandchildren. Services will be held at the graveside on Thursday October 14th at 2 p.m. in Umpawaug Cemetery, West Redding. There are no calling hours. The Bouton Funeral Home, 31 West Church Street, Georgetown is in charge of arrangements.
Ryan Michael Tlasky, age 20, entered Heaven on Monday, October 11, 2010. Ryan was born in New Milford, June 14, 1990, son of Mark and Konnie (Pasko) Tlasky. He graduated from New Milford High School and was attending Western Connecticut State University. For the last four years, Ryan loved working at Lore's Lanes Bowling Center in New Milford. His greatest passion was bowling. He was active in several bowling leagues and always looked forward to the annual USBC Open Championship. In addition to his parents, Ryan will be sadly missed by his brother, Christopher; maternal grandparents, Mike and Bev Pasko; paternal grandmother, Elaine Tlasky; aunts and uncles, Ned and Kristina Crystal, Mike and LuAnn Tremmel, Peter and Donna Tlasky, Chris and Diane Goetz; several loving cousins; and many friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 16, 2010, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, 26 Chestnut Land Road, New Milford. Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Fort Hill Road, New Milford. Ryan's family will receive friends on Friday, October 15, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor and memory of Ryan may be made to Greater Danbury USBC Scholarship Fund at Lore's Lane, 145D Danbury Road, New Milford, CT 06776.
BIALIK, SHIRLEE MAE Chula Vista, CA Jan. 17, 1938 - Oct. 9, 2010 Community Mortuary (619) 426 - 2006
BRACKETT, SHIRLEY SCHMETZER Feb. 16, 1923 to Oct. 10, 2010 Born in Ogden, UT, Shirley came to San Diego in 1929 just before the Crash. A 1941 graduate of Hoover High she joined the Marine Corps in June 1943 where she was a Sergeant-Link Instructor for fighter pilots; and of note the Black Sheep Squadron. She moved to the SF Bay area in 1965 and after 36 years with AT&T retired in 1979. She was living in Santa Rosa. She is survived by her sister Janet Julien of San Diego, her daughter Marilyn Brackett of Pleasanton, CA, two grandchildren, two nieces Robin Currie and Roni Chamberlain of the San Diego area; and all of their collective families. She was preceded in death by her husband Fred Brackett in 1999. Remembrances in her name may be made to any public learning institution in California.
Sylvia Farny Skewes-Cox Former Marin resident Sylvia "Sibby" Skewes-Cox died July 24, 2010 in Surprise, Arizona, where she had lived for the past 10 years. She died a few hours before her 82nd birthday. Sibby was born in Evanston, Illinois and lived in Cincinnati, Ohio and New York City. She attended Friends Seminary in New York and graduated from Wellesley, College. Following graduation, Sibby moved to San Francisco where she started what would become a livelong career in the travel industry, concentrating on specialized tours for her clients. In 1951, she married Robin Warne Skewes-Cox who shared her love of travel. While living in San Francisco, they had two children, John and Josie. In 1962 the family moved to San Anselmo, where they lived for many years before eventually moving to Lucas Valley. Robin died in 1998 and a few years later Sibby moved to Arizona. In addition to her love of travel, Sibby loved to entertain and there was no occasion too small to be celebrated. She was a wonderful gourmet cook and took great pride in her huge collection of recipes. Josie and John and the family wish to thank the loving friends who took such good care of Sibby during her final months in Arizona. They were so caring of her and did everything they could to make her happy and comfortable. Sibby is survived by her son John of Redding, California, her daughter Josie of San Rafael, and her sister Josie Little of Aptos. She also leaves her sisters-in-law Judy Malone of Wyoming & Mary Skewes-Cox of Marin County, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. We already miss her so very much. A memorial service and reception will be held at St. John's Church in Ross, California, at 2:00 PM on October 17, 2010. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Marin Humane Society or to Hospice.
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.,
Sam McCann-Kingston 17 years old passed on from us as a result of a serious head injury on October 2, 2010. He was a joyful, inspiring, opinionated, loving teenager who was looking forward to college and taking up an even bigger space in the world. He loved his native city of San Francisco especially walking in McLaren Park, having his birthday at Gaspare's Pizza, and bonfires on Ocean Beach. He attended Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary, Creative Arts Charter School and was currently enrolled at City Art and Technology High School. He had studied ballet at the SF School of Ballet, was a member of the Zaccho Youth Aerial Dance Company, and had worked on several mosaic murals in the city with Kidserve. We want to thank Dr. Shirley Stiver for her efforts to save Sam, the ICU, 4E of SFGH, and most especially to Sam's angel, nurse Ann Brunetta whose generous love and support to our family is a gift we will always treasure. Sam is survived by his parents Eileen McCann-Kingston and Neil Kingston, his brother Patrick, his grandfather Peter McCann, his true friend Erin Mc Laughlin, his godparents Russell and Ellen Smith and all of his loving family and friends in San Francisco and on the East Coast. Sam was generous and loving to the end of his life and as a result of this love his heart still beats now in another child. Memorial services will be private. Please visit our blog dedicated to Sam http://memories-of-sam.net There are two accounts to which you can make donations: for his brother Patrick. 1-Samuel McCann-Kingston Account c/o Bank of America 433 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110 Account #02573-67955 2-Samuel McCann Kingston Dance Scholarship Zaccho Dance Theatre, 1777 Yosemite AvenueSan Francisco, CA 94124
Samuel Fong October 1, 1947 October 5, 2010 Passed away peacefully at Coming Home Hospice on October 5th, 2010. Sam was born on October 1st, 1947 in Canton, China. In 1962 he immigrated to the United States from Hong. Kong. After he graduated from UC Berkeley in 1970; he attended pharmacy school at the, where he graduated in 1973. Later, he further studied at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and graduated in 1979. Sam opened his dental practice in San Francisco and practiced for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Eva, two children, Andrew and Vicki, and sisters, Rita, So Yuet, Betty, and many nephews and niece. Friends and relatives are invited to the viewing (wake) at 6:00-7:00pm on Thursday, October 14th. The funeral service will be held on Friday, October 15th from 12:00-1:00pm at McAvoy OHara Evergreen Mortuary located at 4545 Geary Blvd. at 10th Ave., San Francisco. Comittel at Cypress Lawn Cemetery, Colma. McAvoy O'Hara Company (415) 668-0077
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
Santiago Valencia, 43, of San Jose, Calif., died July 30, 2010, after being hit by a van near Barnard Avenue and First Street in San Jose.
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Dorothy Ann Santos A resident of San Leandro Dorothy Ann Santos entered peacefully into rest in Castro Valley on October 9, 2010. She was .....
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Sarah Morris, 90, of Redding died Tuesday at Shasta Healthcare Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro (547-4444).
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.
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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.
Shirley Ann Boberg passed away peacefully at age 77 on Wednesday, October 7, 2010 with her husband of 57 years, Dick, at her side. The cause was lung cancer. Shirley and Dick had resided in Rolling Hills Estates since 1967. Shirley Ann Jumper was born October 19, 1932 in Berkeley, California, the second daughter of Royal and Edith Jumper. Shirley was a 3rd generation Californian and lived her entire life in the state. Shirley attended primary school in Berkeley before her family moved south to Los Angeles where she graduated from George Washington High School. Returning to the bay area, Shirley attended UC Berkeley where she received her BA degree in education in 1954. On August 30, 1953, Shirley married Richard (Dick) Boberg whom she had met at UC Berkeley. A teacher all her life, Shirley taught 3rd grade in San Mateo until the family moved south to Redondo Beach in 1962 and later taught elementary kids in various schools in the South Bay including Taper Avenue Elementary in San Pedro. Shirley and Dick moved the family a few miles in 1967 to their current home in Rolling Hills Estates. Shirley was an active member of the parish of St. Peter's Episcopal Church for more than 40 years. She was a passionate supporter of the Assistance League of San Pedro/South Bay where she volunteered for over 20 years among many other philanthropic contributions. Shirley is survived by her husband, Dick; her sister, Eileen Van Heuit of Berkeley; her son, Jay, his wife, Alison and grandkids, Sebastian and Juliette of Pacific Palisades; her daughter, Jill and grandkids, Kai and Drew of Santa Monica; and her son, Jeffrey; his wife, Jennifer and grandkids, Caleb, Jeremy and Nils of Long Beach. Memorial services will be held Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 2pm at St. Peter's Episcopal Church at 1648 W. 9th Street in San Pedro. In lieu of flowers, Shirley asked that donations be made to the Assistance League of San Pedro/South Bay. Please sign the guestbook at
Prince, Sidney D. January 14, 1919 - October 9, 2010 At rest in Palm Springs, CA, on October 9, 2010. Born January 14, 1919 in St Louis, MO, to Sam and Dora Prince. Preceded in death by his sister Sarah, Sid is survived by his wife Lucille Forestal; his children Daniel (Yukiko), Anthony and Irene (Eberhard); grandchildren Sarah, Janelle, Angelica and Simone; and great grandson Collin. A clinical psychologist with a private practice in Beverly Hills, Sid was an early supporter of the Los Angeles Free Clinic, an Associate Professor of Psychology at Cal State L.A. and a lifelong advocate for progressive change. He will be remembered as a skilled therapist, a compassionate mentor, and a loving husband, parent and grandparent. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Humane Society of the United States are suggested.
In loving memory of my brother Joe who peacefully passed on October 7, 2010 of kidney failure. He resided at 2074 Alameda Ave, Ventura., He is survived by sisters, Edna Lopez, Carmenelita Lemos, Delphina Dalrymple, Catherine Romero; brother Robert Romero; numerous nieces and nephews from three generations. Neptune Society will be handling his remains. At his request there will be no services., Special thanks to hospice for all their compassion and assistance.
Sophie Gabriel, 1920 - 2010, Sophie Gabriel, 90, of Santa Maria, went home to be with the Lord on October 10, 2010 where she was also reunited with her beloved husband, William Gabriel., Sophie was born and raised in Akron, Ohio to Steve and Anna Shivick. She met and married the love of her life William Gabriel June 19, 1948. She was a kind and generous woman who loved her family dearly., Sophie is survived by her daughter Diane Foster; her three granddaughters: Heather Foster, Christina Foster-Price and Michelle Foster: and her four great-grandchildren: Angelina, Chloe, Arthur and David all of whom loved her with all of their hearts., A graveside service will be held 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at the Santa Maria Cemetery with Rev. Alidor Mikobi officiating., Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory. Sympathy notes and words of support may be expressed at
Stuart David Salah Resident of San Jose July 29, 1957 - Oct. 9, 2010 Beloved son of David & Mary, brother to Stanley, Doris & Adla. Trisagion Prayer Service: Wed., 10/13/10, 7:00 pm Funeral Service: Thur., 10/14/10, 11am Orthodox Church of the Redeemer, Los Altos Hills.
Berger, Sylvia Teacher, traveller, wife, mother, grandmother, and force of nature, Sylvia Berger reluctantly departed this world on October 9, 2010, at her home in West Los Angeles. Born in Chicago in 1927, she came west in 1943 and attained degrees from UC Berkeley and CSUN, leading to a teaching career that spanned four decades. Any weekend might have found her at LACMA, the Odyssey Theater, the latest restaurant, or any of the groups she enriched with her enthusiasm, except when visiting Europe or her beloved New England. In her last years she became a tireless caregiver to her husband Sheldon and loving grandmother to Katharine. She is greatly missed by her son David, daughter Jacqueline and son-in-law Jeffrey, brother Philip, and by the many friends and family whose lives she touched. Funeral services: 11AM Friday, October 15, Mt. Sinai Mortuary, Hollywood Hills Donations: McBride School Donation Account, 3960 S. Centinela, Los Angeles 90066
ROSENFELD, Sylvia On October 11, 2010, Sylvia Rosenfeld (nee Schlansky); beloved wife of the late Cantor Joseph Rosenfeld; loving mother of Dr. Adina and Dr. A. Zorel Paritzky of Encino, CA, Samuel and Carolyn Rosenfeld of Chicago, IL; devoted sister of Roz and Donald Brown of New York, NY and the late Bernard Schlansky; loving grandmother of Adam and Marsha Rosenfeld, Daniel Rosenfeld, Ethan Paritzky, Shira and Alex Elias; loving great-grandmother of Stephen David Elias, Joseph William Elias and Kieran Rosenfeld. Funeral services will be held at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation 7401 Park Heights Avenue (21208), on Friday, October 15, at 11 AM. Interment Baltimore Hebrew Cemetery - Berrymans Lane. Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to The Cantor Joseph and Sylvia Rosenfeld Multi-Media Fund, Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, Attn: Resource Development Funds, 7401 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21208 or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Sol Levinson & Bros., Inc. sollevinson.com
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Joyce Theodore Resident of Pleasanton passed away on October 8, 2010 at the age of 79. She was born in Alabama on February 14, .....
Thomas B. Deane, Resident of Morgan Hill, 1945 - 2010, Died September 17, 2010 as the result of an automobile accident in Morgan Hill, California. He was born January 13, 1945 to Thomas and Beulah Deane in Berkeley, California. He was married to Lynne Anne Deane from 1964 - 1981. He is survived by his daughter Melanie Deane Clowers, son-in-law Jeffrey, son, Thomas E. Deane, daughter in-law Kjerstin, grandchildren, Brandon Deane Clowers and Julia Anne Clowers, sisters, Carol Binder, Lori Sue Gomez, brothers Patrick & Timothy Swift, cousin Christine Vicars, nieces and nephews, Leila & Rachel Binder, Daniele, Patrick & Zachary Swift, Elizabeth & Ross Brarens, and dear friend Rico Canteras., Tom was a journeyman bookbinder, member of the Bookbinders Union, later foreman and then plant manager at various book binderies/lithographers for over 40 years. He loved spending time with family and friends, golf, scuba diving and working out at the, A private memorial service will be held on October 16, 2010.
Thomas George Weyant 1950 - 2010 Thomas Weyant left us unexpectedly to be with his Savior Jesus Christ in Heaven on October 2, 2010. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Anthony Weyant (2000); mother, Lee Elda Dickinson Weyant (2010); sisters, Ann Little (1999) and Jeannie Weyant (2004). He is survived by his wife of 30 years Rebecca Jo Weyant; his son, Joseph and daughter-in-law Amanda; sister, Madeline Gregory of Buena Park, CA; and many nieces and nephews. Tom served in the Navy for over 20 years as a Sonar Technician and Instructor before entering ministry with the Assemblies of God and becoming a credentialed Special Education teacher. He loved his time in the service and was proud of the part he played in securing and maintaining our freedoms. Tom loved his family and friends, taking great pains to share that love with them every chance he got. He prayed for family, friends, community, and country daily. The Word of God was his strength and he took time to read and meditate upon it. He loved going to church and worshiping with other believers. But his greatest joy was when someone gave their heart to the Lord and joined the family. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 16, at Liberty Christian Center, 8801 South H Street, Bakersfield. Inurnment will be at the Bakersfield National Cemetery on Tuesday, October 19, at 1:15 p.m. ...the time has come for my departure. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day-and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. 2 Timothy 4: 6-8 Sierra Mortuary - Lake Isabella
Resident of San Jose, Our family has suffered the profound loss of our daughter, granddaughter, step daughter, sister, auntie, niece, cousin & friend on October 9, 2010., Born on June 14, 1969 to Richard Agnoletti & Mary Corrigan, step daughter of Kelly Agnoletti, sister of Jason & Kellene Agnoletti, auntie of Caden Brookes Agnoletti-who made all her days brighter & the one she adored, granddaughter of Leon & Irma Agnoletti, great niece of Gino & Cookie Musolino. She is loved & missed tremendously by her family, many aunts & uncles, cousins, friends & her work family at Innovators Salon. She was the most giving, loving soul that we are all lucky to have known. Tiffany is preceded in death by her grandparents, Joseph & Barbara Musolino., Services will be held at The Chapel of the Oaks at Oak Hill Cemetery on Friday, October 15, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.
COBB, Tyrone Jennings (1924-2010) Jennings wrote many TV shows of the 50's and 60's plus the book "For You". Survived by daughter Sharon and son Zachary and grandchildren.
Uwe Heine, Resident of San Jose, Entered into rest on Friday, October 8, 2010 at his home in San Jose, California. Uwe was born on February 20, 1957 in Lichtenhorst, Germany. He came to the United States in 1987 as a Fulbright Scholar and worked in high tech for many years in Marketing and Alliance management. He left to follow his passion for the environment by becoming a Green Building Consultant. In addition to his love for the earth, Uwe hiked many hills, biked many miles and ran three marathons., He was a loving husband of Rita Louise Heine of 20 years, cherished father of Johannes, Antonio and Elena Heine. His compassion, wit and intelligence will be missed., Family and friends are invited to attend funeral service on Friday, October 15, 2010 at 11:00am at Oak Hill Funeral Home's The Chapel of Roses, 300 Curtner Ave., San Jose, California 95125. Graveside will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose.
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Pacifico Valdevarona Resident of Alameda Pacifico was born September 13, 1917 in the Philippine Islands and passed away October 10, 2010 in Alameda, CA. .....
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Gloria Vargas Formerly of Fremont, CA Entered into Heaven on October 8, 2010. She is survived by her son Vernon "Skip" Vargas Jr. and .....
Victor Najera Tavares, passed away on September 12, 2010 at the age of 74 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was born on December 24, 1935 in El Centro, Calif. Son of Jesus Maria Tavares and Theodora Najera Tavares, whom he has preceded in death. He served in the
Vincent (49) was born in Los Angeles on November 6, 1960 and passed away on October 3, 2010. He is predeceased by his father, Ramon Moreno. He is survived by sons, Vincent Jr., Jesse and Andrew; daughter, Briana Moreno; mother, Elenor Moreno; brothers, Nick Moreno, Rudy Moreno Ramon Moreno Jr., and Ruben Moreno; sisters, Pasty (Joe) Milosch, Donna Moreno and Lorena (George) Perez. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. Viewing will be held at from 4pm-8pm on October 13 at Inglewood Cemetery Mortuary, 3801 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood. Rosary and Mass will be held at 11am on October 14 at St. Anthony of Padua Parish Church, 1050 W. 163rd St., Gardena. Graveside service will be held at 1:30pm at Inglewood Cemetery, Manchester Garden Mausoleum. Memorial/pot luck will be from 6pm - 10pm at 1819 W. 152 St., Gardena, CA 90249.
Vincente J. Reza, 22, of San Jose, was killed Sept. 16, 2010, when the car in which he was riding crashed in downtown San Jose.
Violet H. Walker, 6/29/1915 - 10/4/2010, Born June 29, 1915 in New York City, passed away October 4, 2010 at the age of 95 in Folsom., She was the loving Mother of Sherrill Prather (Walt), grandmother of Janice Odestig (Martin), Holly Wagner (John), great-grandmother of James and Amber Goldsmith, Joseph and Sean Wagner, and Trinity and Torin Odestig., Violet lived in New York City, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Fresno, before moving to Folsom 11 years ago to be near her family. She was an accomplished bookkeeper and seamstress and had a very independent spirit. She also had a great sense of humor and was extremely sharp almost to the end., She will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends. Donations may be made in her name, to her favorite charity, the American Lung Assoc.
Virginia L. Canciamilla, Resident of San Jose, Born in San Luis Obispo, CA, Dec. 9, 1942, entered into rest San Jose, CA, Oct 11, 2010. Beloved wife of Ron Canciamilla. Loving mother of Steve and Renee Canciamilla. Devoted grandmother of Breanna and Jared. Dear sister of Rita Sierra and Margie Gallizioli. Cherished sister-in-law of Bonnie Paez. A retiree from Bank of the West with 35 years of service., Friends and relatives are invited to attend Memorial Service 12:30 P.M. Sat. Oct. 16, 2010 at Lima Family Erickson Funeral Home, 710 Willow St, San Jose, CA 95125. Private inurnment.
Virginia (June) Richmond Resident of Willow Glen Born May 22, 1927 in Joplin, Missouri, died peacefully on September 23, 2010 after a short illness. Preceded in death by her husband of 64 years Russell Richmond. She is survived by their four children Dianna Hayton (David), Lucinda Maier (Richard), Timothy Richmond (Kay), Tammy Thies (Tim) and nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Services will be Saturday, October 16 at 11am at Willow Glen Funeral Home, 1039 Lincoln Ave, San Jose. Interment will be in Joplin, Missouri. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Virginia's name to a charity of your choice.
Vivian June Thompson 1919 - 2010 Vivian June Thompson, former long-time resident of Walnut Creek, born October 28, 1919 in Scranton, PA, and recently residing in Bakersfield, died September 20, 2010. She was 90. Her life exhibited love of service to country, family, nursing, and volunteer organizations. After graduation from nursing school, June joined the, during, and was stationed at Oak Knoll Naval Hospital, where she met a wounded Marine, Carl "Tommy" Thompson. They were married September 9, 1945. They began their family in Richmond and later moved to Alamo. June retired as the head nurse of the Pediatric Clinic at Kaiser Walnut Creek in 1984. She was a tireless knitter, lover of music, ballroom dance, volunteering and traveling. She was an avid runner until the age of 82. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl T. Thompson and her parents, David Eder and Rhena (Custer) Eder. She is survived by her brother, Ken Eder (Pat); her children, Carl Thompson (Pam) of Port Townsend, WA, David Thompson (Charmaine) of Vacaville, Terry Hanscom (Paul) of Bakersfield, and Ron Thompson of Lafayette; grandchildren, Kenneth Hanscom (Ashley), Kimberly Brown (Dominic), Evan Thompson, Samantha Thompson, and Angela Thompson; great-grandchildren, Domenic and Davin Bourne-Thompson, Lincoln and Madison Brown. All who knew her are invited to a gathering of remembrance and celebration of her life, Saturday, October 16, 2010, 10:00 a.m., at Hillcrest Mortuary Memorial Park Pavilion in Bakersfield. Interment will be at the Bakersfield National Veterans Cemetery. The family suggests donations in her memory to the Alzheimer's Disease Association of Kern County, 5500 Olive Dr., Bldg. One, Bakersfield, CA 93308.
W. S. Barnett 79, of Marysville, passed away on October 9, 2010. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Holycross Memorial Services
MR. WALTER T. LOSTER SR., age 88, resident of Santa Maria, CA. passed away September 12, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens
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Born in Marshall, Arkansas on November 11, 1934, Jack's family moved to Sutter, California as a boy in 1936 during the great dust bowl. .....
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Carl D. Washington Aug. 11, 1945 - Oct. 9, 2010 Long time resident of Alameda County, passed away Oct. 9, 2010. Carl was a .....
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
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William (Bill) Michael Shade, Bill Shade, 44, of Santa Maria went missing June 19th, after attempting to rescue is daughters dog. He was recovered on August 13th from Chiquito Creek at Mammoth Pools Reservoir in Madera County, CA. Bill was born July 18, 1966 in Torrance, CA to Marie Michele Shade and Michael Robert Shade. He grew up in Redondo Beach, CA before moving to Santa Maria. Bill attended Orcutt Junior High and Righetti High School., Bill was a member of the Carpenters Union for the past 21 years, recently working for Lewis C. Nelson and Sons in Mendota, CA. He always strived for excellence in everything he did and obtained his goal of becoming Superintendent., Bill is preceded in death by his father Michael Shade, paternal grandfather William Shade, maternal grandparents Carl and Irene Saltsman., Although, he had a love of carpentry, his love for his family was greater. He worked extremely hard to provide for his family, working out of town for the past five years. The most important thing in his life was his girls whom he cherished. Bill had a love for the outdoors traveling across the United States and returning home through Canada. Bill enjoyed fishing, hunting, movies and had dabbled in gardening as a pass time. Sometimes on the weekends he loved to sleep on his mothers couch while relaxing and watching TV., He is survived by his daughters Amber and Brittany Shade of Orcutt, mother Michele and step father Edward Chisum of Santa Maria, paternal grandmother Rita Shade of Lakewood, CA, sister Sherise Villamor and her husband Ricky of Murietta, CA, brothers Cesar Mendoza and his wife Ramona of Sandy, OR and Michael Shade Jr. of San Bernadino, CA., nieces Stacia, Alexis and Jade Villamor and nephew Christian Mendoza., He lived life to the fullest with no fear in his heart; he will be forever missed by his family and friends. Bill touched many people through his twelve step recovery program., The family would like to thank the Madera County Sheriffs Department , and the efforts made by the Search and Rescue and Swift Water Teams. Graveside services will be held Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the Santa Maria Cemetery.
William Raymond McGillivray, 84, of Redding died Sept. 30 at Marquis Care at Shasta in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Lawncrest Chapel in Redding (222-1587).
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