A resident of Laguna Woods, passed away on September 15, 2010. He is survived by his son, Michael (Carrie); grandson, Matthew; daughters, Rebecca Loza (Bob) and Amy Laskavy (John Piccirilli); his sister, Naomi Camnitz and her husband, Martin, of Kinston, North Carolina; and his companion of 12 years, Lucy Shimon. Howard was born in New York City on April 22, 1928. He served in the
ALEX DIAZ, JR. Age 19, of Corona, California, passed away on 10/09/2010. Services Entrusted To: FD66-(951) 737-3244 on-line condolences: www.thomasmiller
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Adeline J. Sovenski, 8/20/1925 - 8/9/2010, You are invited to a Celebration of Life honoring Adeline Janet French Sovenski. Saturday, October 23, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Woman's Club of Lincoln, 499 E St., Lincoln, Please consider sharing this time to honor our beloved mother. Lunch will be served.
Adrienne Nagy, age 70, passed away peacefully at Danbury Hospital on Tuesday, October 12, 2010. Born and raised in Budapest, Hungary, Adrienne immigrated to Stamford in 1956. She later became an American citizen. With her late husband, Bela (Bill), she raised three children in Danbury and had been a homemaker and resident since 1964 She is survived by her children, Arpad (Peter) Nagy, MD (daughter-in-law, Emily Nagy), Judith Nagy, MD, (son-in-law, Richard Diaz; and grandson, Andrew Diaz) of Danbury; and Kristina Nagy (fiancï¿½, Christopher Winter-Ritt) of Minneapolis, Minn. A memorial gathering of friends and relatives will be held in the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury on Saturday October 16th. from 1 to 3 p.m. Those who wish may make contributions in Adrienne Nagy's memory to the Danbury Hospital Pulmonary Department 24 Hospital Ave., Danbury, CT 06810.
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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.
Alexsander (MacDougall), Bayard, Resident of Campbell, Oct. 6, 1985-Oct. 7, 2010, Since he turned 18, Alexsander's life was tumultuous and difficult. Late August this year he returned home to live with his parents and begin earning his AA at West Valley College. He took up drumming again and rejoined the Macintosh Pipe Band. He helped in ways he could and took an interest in his sister's life again. He went camping with his family and friends where he took long walks on all of the trails at Memorial Park in San Mateo County. He gave his family renewed hope for his future. The memories of these past weeks are a precious gift from him to his family. He was an incredibly bright and intense person. His trademark, winning smile is forever etched in the minds of those who knew him. His soul is now free to soar., A funeral will be held Friday, October 15th at 3 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 12770 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga., In lieu of flowers donations will help the family memorialize Alexsander by building a commemorative bench along one of the trails of Memorial Park in San Mateo County. Donations are tax-deductible. Please make checks out to: San Mateo County, Note: Alex's bench. Mail checks to: William MacDougall, PO Box 111994, Campbell, CA 95011-1994. Arrangements provided by ALAMEDA FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, Saratoga.
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
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.
Andres Mendoza 20 of Yuba City passed away on October 7, 2010. Visitation will be Thursday, October 14, 2010 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 6:00 p.m. at Ullrey Memorial Chapel, 817 Almond St., Yuba City. Funeral services will be Friday, October 15, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Isidore Catholic Church, 222 Clark Ave., Yuba City.
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
ANGELICA GARCIA JUL 28, 1956 - OCT, 12, 2010 Angelica Garcia, age 54, peacefully passed away on October 12, 2010. She was born on July 28, 1956 to Jesus and Maria Perez in El Tecolote, Guanajuato, Mexico. Angelica, her husband, Rigoberto were married 24 years ago and moved to Escalon where they raise their two sons, Marco Antonio and Mario Garcia. She was a very loving wife and Mother. Her family will fondly remember her as a strong and hardworking woman, and a dedicated homemaker. She spent ten years working at Escalon Premier Brands and Angelica will be loving missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband, Rigoberto, and her two sons. Services for Angelica include viewing and visitation 5-7:00pm on Monday, October 18, 2010 with a Rosary at 5:30pm in the Deegan Escalon Funeral Chapel; the Mass will be on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, at 10:00am at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Escalon. Arrangements are under the care of Deegan Funeral Chapel, 1441 San Joaquin Street, Escalon, www.modbee.com/obituaries
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.,
Arthur M. Bustamante, 73, from La Quinta, Calif. passed away October 9, 2010 at his residence. He was born in Mesa, Ariz. to Manuel and Virginia Bustamante. He is survived by wife, Florence; daughters, Gloria Diaz, Rosie Leeger and Debbie Juarez; son, Roman Bustamante; 12 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grand-children. He was a "Water Boy" at Coachella Valley Water District as a heavy equipment machine operator for 30 years. Visitation will be Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010 from 4-9:00 PM with a rosary at 7:00 PM at Casillas Family Funeral Home in Coachella. Funeral Mass will be celebratedat 10:00 AM on Monday Oct. 18, 2010 at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in La Quinta. Burial will follow at Coachella Valley Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Casillas Family Funeral Home.
Audrey Cozens, Resident of Santa Cruz, Who died at home on Oct 8 2010, was an unfailingly warm, sweet, and loving person, beloved of everyone she encountered in her long life., A celebration of her life will be held at Oakwood Memorial Crystal Chapel, 3301 Paul Sweet Rd., Santa Cruz, on Sat Oct 16th at 11 am., Audrey is survived by daughter Pauline, sons Tony and Rufus, eight grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She is pre-deceased by her husband Harry, sister Margaret, and great-grandson Pippin.
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.,
(Mean Green Fishing Machine) Brian peacefully passed with his family by his side on Sunday, October 10, 2010 after a courageous battle with Lung Cancer. He was born in San Francisco, CA and spent his childhood in Los Altos, CA. In 1964, Brian joined the Army. He honorably served our county in Vietnam from 1965 to 1966. He was 1st Cavalry Division, 82nd Airborne and earned many decorations including but not limited to, two Bronze Stars and Expert Rifleman. After moving to Merced in the mid 70s he met Karen, his loving and devoted wife of 34 years. During the early years of their marriage, the family enjoyed boating, waterskiing and camping. Continuing to enjoy his life and anticipating retirement, Brian purchased his prized possession, his fishing boat. He and many friends and family have enjoyed numerous fishing trips, camping trips, and a lot of laughs on his boat. His most recent and most memorable trip was this summer when he taught his grandson Connor how to fish. Family and friends will miss his spirited personality, positive attitude and love of life which he lived to the fullest. Brian is survived by his wife Karen, his son Danny DeGraff and wife Kim, his daughter Jill Heiser and husband Bill, his cherished grandchildren, Connor, Hailey and Danny DeGraff and his beloved dogs Harvey and Suzie. Burial will be Tuesday, October 19 at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery 32053 West McCabe Road Santa Nella, CA 95322 A celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 16 at 2:00 pm at the Star Club where he had numerous cherished friends who loved and cared for him during his illness. They will always be remembered by his family for their kindness and love to Brian which meant so much to him.
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.
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Benjamin T. Olaes Sr., 89, of Lemoore, California, beloved father, grandfather, brother and great grandfather was called to the Lord on Monday, October 5, 2010 in Hanford, California., Benjamin was born on December 8, 1920 in the Philippines to Bernardo and Dionisia Olaes. He married Maria Amoroso in 1938. Benjamin worked as a City Councilman for the Philippine government for over 20 years. He came to Oxnard, California in 1992 and resided in Camarillo until 1993 when he moved to Lemoore, CA. Benjamin was well known by his love of singing Elvis and Frank Sinatra songs, dancing at parties, playing bingo, boxing and his beer. Everyone knew him for singing "Happy Birthday" at any occasion - he just had to sing happy birthday. Benjamin was preceded in death by his wife, Maria in 1988, three sons and two brothers., "Our Grandpa was fun and very cool. We will miss and hold you in our hearts, Grandpa Ben. You are now finally with your loving wife and three sons. We know you are in a happier place. R.I.P.", Benjamin is survived by his loving and devoted daughter, Nenette Walsh of Lemoore, Danilo, Ricardo, Milagros, Dovie, Egie, Benjamin, Jr. and Albert, all of the Philippines; grandchildren, Lilian Bruce, Roland Olaes, Jordan Diaz & Tess Wolstenholme; great grandchildren between Camarillo, Lemoore and The Philippines., Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2010 with funeral services beginning at 2 p.m. Visitation will continue until 5 p.m., all at People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty Street in Hanford, CA., Graveside memorial services will be held on Friday, October 22, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, 5400 Valentine Road in Ventura, CA. A reception will follow at the American Legion Post #741 in Camarillo at 3 p.m., Condolences may be made at, Arrangements are under the direction of People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591.
BERNARD EMERY GREENWELL, age 84, of Santa Maria, passed away October, 4, 2010. Arrangements are underthe direction of the Neptune Society of Santa Barbara.
SHAPIRO, Bernice (92) Loving mother of Marcia and Beverly; grandmother of Cathy (Richard), Michael, Paige (Scott), Marnie and Robin; great grandmother of Jonah, Lila, Noa, Taya and Logan. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to MDA Myotonic Research, 3737 Vigilance, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.
KEITH, Betty Graham Feb. 10, 1927 - Oct. 7, 2010 Betty Keith grew up in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She married Bill Keith in 1948, and during their sixty years together, they moved frequently as part of Bill's career as a Marine Corps officer, around the country and to Korea. After settling in Dana Point in 1968, they continued to travel to the far corners of the world. At home she and Bill owned a series of Great Danes, who were well known at local dog parks. Betty was also active in her parish and loved going to the opera. Betty is survived by three children and five grandchildren. Her beloved Bill preceded her in death in 2008. A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. on October 16th at St. Margaret of Scotland Episcopal Church in San Juan Capistrano. She will be interred with her husband Bill at the Riverside National Cemetery. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the St. Margaret of Scotland's pilgrimage fund or the Irvine Animal Care Center. O'Connor Mortuary (949) 581-4300 www.oconnormortuary.com
Betty A. Nuessle entered eternal rest October 10, 2010, at her home surrounded by loving family, after battling a long illness. Betty was born in Dearborn Michigan, and relocated to Sebastopol CA. with the family in the early 40's. Betty and her loving husband of 54 years Charley Nuessle Jr. moved to Lake County in 1999 to enjoy their retirement. Betty is survived by her loving husband Charley; children Michael (Adele) Nuessle of Kelseyville; Ellen (Cameron) Cole of Kelseyville; Robin (Brian) Wall of Elgin, Oregon; Jerry (Melissa) Nuessle of Thompson Falls, Montana; and numerous loving grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She will be missed greatly by all her family and bingo friends. Viewing will be held at the Chapel of the Lakes, 1625 North High St., Lakeport CA, from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 14th. Memorial services will be held at Chapel of the Lakes, 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 15th. The family requests that in lieu of flowers any donations be made to the Lakeport Senior Center. For further information call CHAPEL OF THE LAKES 263-0357 or 994-5611 or visit www.chapelofthelakes.com
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Bill Gene Maynard, 76, died Oct. 7, 2010, of natural causes. Bill was born in Fruita, Colo., on Sept. 9, 1934, to George and Louise Maynard.
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Bing Q. Yee Hong Passed away peacefully in Marysville on October 12, 2010 at age 91. Born in Toisan Province, China, Bing immigrated to the US at age 16. He spent 45 years in the grocery business. He was a partner in Belmont Market in Yuba City in the 50-60's and owner of Bing's Market in Olivehurst until his retirement in 1981. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mee Chun Hong and sons, John, David (Karen) and Jason Hong, also his granddaughter Christina, all of Yuba City. He also leaves his sister, Marie (Alvin) Lee of Portland, sisters-in- law May Yee, Helen Hong, and Betty Yee, all of San Francisco and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 4-7pm at Ullrey Memorial Chapel. All are welcome to attend services at 11am on Saturday, October 16, at Ullrey Memorial Chapel, 817 Almond Street, Yuba City, 95991. Internment to follow at Sutter Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Friends of the Marysville Bok Kai Temple, PO Box 1844, Marysville, CA 95901. A gathering to follow services at 1:30pm on Saturday at the Yuba Buffet, 840 Gray Ave. in Yuba City. Send Condolences to
Biviana Perez de Hernandez, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister and friend, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010., Biviana was born on May 19, 1923, to parents Concepcion Perez Rico and Patricia Salazar De Perez in Raton, N.M. Biviana was a beautiful, yet humble, hard-working, compassionate and generous woman. Nothing brought her more joy than spending time with her family and cooking for them delicious bunuelos, tamales, and chiles rellenos., Biviana was preceded in death by husband, Guadalupe Hernandez Gallaga, on March 3, 1996., She survived by her older sister, Cristina Ramirez; sons, Juan Jesus Hernandez, Arturo Hernandez, Javier Hernandez; daughters, Maria Luz Barajas, Eva Gonzalez, Celia Garza., Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14 at Garcia Mortuary Chapel, 629 South "A" Street in Oxnard. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 15 at Santa Clara Catholic Church, 323 S. E Street, Oxnard. Interment will follow at Santa Clara Cemetery, 2370 North "H" Street, Oxnard. For maps and directions to all ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guestbook, please visit www.mysantapaulafuneralhome.com. F, uneral arrangements are under the direction of the family owned and operated Garcia Mortuary, 629 South A Street, Oxnard. For further information, please call 486-9148.
DENNIS, Bob (65), a retired MTA Bus Operator, of Palmdale, CA. Visitation Friday, Oct. 15, 6-8 p.m. and Service Saturday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m., both at Eternal Valley Mortuary, Santa Clarita, CA.
Brian Lusby, 52, of Redding died Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
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.
C. Marion,Mo, Turkiewicz passed peacefully on Oct. 7, 2010, at Mary Health of the Sick, Newbury Park., Mo was born July 20, 1924, in Holdcroft, Va. Mo began teaching in Richmond, Va., after graduating from what is now known as Longwood University, Farmville, Va. She taught school in both the Hawaiian and Alaskan territories in the late 1940s, when both places were still US territories and considered somewhat uncharted territory for a young, single Virginia school teacher., In 1949, while teaching in Alaska, she married, George Turk Turkiewicz, an Air Force pilot. During Turks Air Force career, Mo and Turk lived and traveled to Washington, D.C., Colorado, California, Mississippi, Libya, Germany, New Mexico, and Hawaii. When Turk retired from the Air Force, they moved to Camarillo in 1965, where Turk began a second career for the Navy at Pt. Mugu Naval Air Station. Mo and Turk were married for more than 60 years and they have two grown children, Steve and Michele (Micki)., Due to Turks Air Force career, which included a lot of travel and remote assignments, Mo was the mom-in-charge of child development and home management. She was actively involved with her children's various activities including swim teams, little league, ballet, religious studies, school activities and the parent/teacher association., In addition, Mo was a gracious hostess, known for her impromptu picnics and barbecues as well as the long running neighborhood Christmas Eve house party. Mo had been active in the Ventura County Retired Officers Wives Club and a 25-year member of the St. Johns Pleasant Valley Hospital Auxiliary., She is survived by her husband, Turk; children, Steve (Kim) Turkiewicz, Michele (Chuck) Corder; grandchildren, Christopher (Jennifer) and Stephen (Shelly) Corder; and great-grandchildren, Angel, Madison and Andrew. Mo was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Anne and Francis; and brother, Ernest E. Orange, Jr., A memorial service was held at Mary Health of the Sick Chapel, 2929 Theresa Drive, Newbury Park. Memorials may be made to Mary Health of the Sick.
September 15, 1935 ~ October 7, 2010 Carl F. Lease passed away on October 7, 2010. He was one of the funniest, sweetest, kindhearted grouch of a man you could have ever met. He always knew how to brighten up your day. Even if he just gave you a smile. His number one passion was softball. He could talk about it for days. His wife Helena was his one and only true love. He was admired for his sense of humor and his time served in the U.S. Air Force. Carl had many hobbies but his favorite ones were fishing, hunting, and asking "Are you married." He was a big flirt at heart. He was always looked after by his son P.J., grandson Zach and his faithful nurse Christy. He was mostly admired by his buddy A.J. He had many friends and loved each and everyone of them. His favorite place to be was at J & R Donuts, with one of his greatest friends Tom along with all his buddies. He will be truly missed and always remembered and we will love you forever Carl. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life Service for Carl at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Wilson Family Funeral Chapel of Atwater.
CHAMBERLAIN, CHARLES H. Charles H. Chamberlain, age 82, of Bloomington, Indiana died Monday, October11, 2010, at his residence. Born September 2, 1928 in San Antonio, Texas, he was the son of Charles and Willie O. (Donahue) Chamberlain. He was an electrician and retired as the Electrical Structural Superintendent at Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. He formerly was a lineman in San Diego, California. He was a, and Army-Air Corps veteran. He is survived by his wife, Sandra (Barger) Chamberlain, of Bloomington; five sons; Charles Chamberlain III, Steven (Shannon) Chamberlain, Carl (Susan) Chamberlain, all of San Diego, California, Paul (Susan) Chamberlain, of Washington State and Daniel (Richeal) Chamberlain, of Bloomington; one daughter, Lorraine Snow, of San Diego, California; one step-son, Kevin Hendricks; one brother, John Chamberlain, of Fair Haven, Massachusetts; one sister, Billie O. (Charles) Sievers, of San Antonio, Texas, fifteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. The funeral service will be Saturday, October 16th, at 11:00 a.m. at Day Funeral Home in Bloomington. Friends may visit the family on Friday from 4:00 to 8:00p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be given at
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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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Gertrude "Rickey" Canan Nov. 29, 1920 - Oct. 10, 2010 Resident of Livermore Gertrude "Rickey" Canan passed away peacefully October 10, 2010, surrounded by .....
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Caroline F. (Sendewicz) Schirmer of Danbury, wife of the late Anthony H. Schirmer, died at Danbury Hospital on Sunday, October 10th. She was born in Brookfield on March 9, 1919, daughter of the late Stanley and Anastasia (Pechaski) Sendewicz. Mrs. Schirmer was a parishioner of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church and worked as a housekeeper in St Joseph's church rectory. She was a member of the Polish American Club and enjoyed going to the casino, playing bingo and was an avid reader. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed and loved playing cards with her friends and family especially "SKAT." She loved cooking and making meals for her family especially at Christmas and ma-king the homemade "Pierogies." She also enjoyed being the hairdresser for her friends She will be sadly missed by her son, Robert S. Schirmer and his wife, Sandy of Bethel; her grandchildren, Robert A. Schirmer and his wife, Deanna of New Fairfield, and Lori Schirmer of New Milford; her great-grandchildren, Nichole, Jackie, AJ, Bobby, Shane and Erika. She is also survived by her brothers, Robert and his wife, Marge, Stanley and his wife, Kathy, and Donald Sendewicz; her sister, Anna Eriquez and her husband, Frank; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was prede-ceased by her brothers, William and Edward Sendewicz. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 16th at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Danbury. Burial will follow in St Peter Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White Street, Danbury, on Friday, October 15th between the hours of 4 and 7 p.m. The family would like to give special thanks to all the nursing staff at Danbury Hospital who took such great care of Caroline. Memorial Contributions may be made to Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Cottage Street, Danbury, CT 06810 or Danbury Hospital Development Fund, 24 Hospital Ave Danbury, CT 06810. To light a candle of hope and remembrance please visit our website
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Celeste Marie Kett, 44, of Dixon, passed away on Friday, Oct. 8, in Sacramento., She was born on Dec. 23, 1965, in Sacramento., A visitation will be held on Sunday, Oct. 17, from 3 to 6 p.m., with a Rosary at 4:30 p.m., at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home., A Mass with Father Dan Madigan and Father Carlos Farfan officiating will follow on Monday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a college fund that has been set up for her daughter, Megan, in honor of Celeste at First Northern Bank in Dixon. Donations can also be made to St. Peter's Food Locker or Sacramento Food Bank., Arrangements are under the direction of Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 678-2189, www.miltoncarpenter.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.,
Cheryl A. Thomas December 15, 1943 - October 10, 2010 Cheryl spent her life taking care of her family. She was a wonderful wife, amazing mother and the BEST Nana ever. Cheryl will be greatly missed by all that knew her. She lost her battle with cancer on October 10, 2010. She fought a long hard battle and never gave up until the Lord called her home. Her family would like to send a special thank you to CBCC and Hoffmann Hospice. Cheryl is survived by her loving sons, Brian and Brett; daughter, Tawni and her husband, Jeremy; 8 grandchildren, Lane, Brock, Wyatt, Jenna, Saige, Blake, Sydney, and Willow. She was preceded in death by her parents and loving husband, Keith Thomas. Graveside service for Cheryl Thomas, a 36 year resident of Bakersfield, will be held on Friday, October 15, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., at Greenlawn Southwest Memorial Park, 2739 Panama Lane. Viewing will be an hour before the service. Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary
Christian Filippi, age 54, passed away Tuesday Oct. 5th in San Francisco, surrounded by his family., Chris was born to Ginny and Gerry Filippi on Oct. 18, 1955 in Hanford. He grew up in Lemoore, graduating from Lemoore High School and attending West Hills College. He was a general contractor., Chris is survived by his wife, Rauna of 30 years; daughter, Rhiaunon and husband Steve, son, Chris and wife Tiffany, son, Geard, son, Levi and grandson, Nikolus all of Vallejo. He is also survived by his brother, Gerry and wife Jo Ann of Meadow Valley and his mother, Ginny Filippi of Lemoore., Memorial services will be held later this month in Vallejo.
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Clara Anita West, 85, died peacefully Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nev.Â Born in October 1925 in Knoxville, Tenn., she attended the University of Tennessee, where she met her husband-to-be, John West. Clara and John married in 1947 and settled in San Luis Obispo in 1968, where John served as Associate Dean of Agriculture at Cal Poly until 1991. While raising their three children, Clara worked part-time at the Cal Poly and Cuesta College bookstores. She served as PTA president and was active in the First Presbyterian Church and Cal Poly Women''s Club. Clara will be especially remembered for her generosity and kindness, zest for life, love of rollercoasters and her jitterbug. Clara''s memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 8601 Del Webb Blvd. in Las Vegas. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes memorial contributions in Clara''s name to the church. To read Clara''s full obituary, visit
Clarke E. Harrisson, Resident of San Jose, Born in New York on Oct. 1, 1926, got his first job at seven and didn't quit working for another 72 years., At 17 he joined the Navy in WWII's So Pacific fight as a landing craft pilot on the USS Griggs. His ship was the first to land on Japan after the A bombs dropped., When Clarke came home he married June, and they had Pam and Gregg. Moving to sunny San Jose, Clarke became a broker and opened "Clarke Harrisson Real Estate." He also taught real estate law at Willow Glen's adult ed and won honors in local golf tournaments. After 26 years in real estate, Clarke became a top salesman at CalCoast Signs, recruiting large clients such as Crocker's Lockers, KLA Tencore and Fry's Electronics., Clarke eventually retired at 80 and spent his last four years loving his children and four granddaughters. On September 22, Clarke came in from speaking to a neighbor, sat down on the couch and quietly closed his eyes. His children discovered him 90 minutes later when he did not answer his phone; police commented that they had rarely seen on anyone's face such a look of peace. Clarke's family found a 'love letter' taped to a wall dated months earlier, leaving behind his wishes and gratitude. One part read:, "I just want to thank God for the life he gave me and for my family and all the people I've known that made it worthwhile."
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).
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Adele Janet Clegg Feb. 13, 1950 - Oct. 1, 2010 Life-long Resident of Oakland Adele Janet Clegg, passed away unexpectedly from complications of diabetes. .....
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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Consuelo Solorio November 20, 1957 - October 7, 2010 Visitation for Consuelo Solorio will be held at Peters Funeral Home (844 E. Lerdo Highway) on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 2:00 - 6:30 p.m. with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at St. Therese's Church, 300 W. Lerdo Hwy. Funeral services will be held at St. Therese's Church on Friday, Oct. 15, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Shafter Memorial Park. She is survived by her loving spouse, Rafael Solorio; sons, Jose, Eddie, and Gabriel Solorio; daughter-in-law, Julie Solorio; granddaughter, Ashley Solorio; as well as numerous family members and friends. Consuelo was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She loved her family and always wanted to stay in contact with her nieces and nephews. We are grateful for the daily joy and laughs she brought to all of our lives. Even though she is finally at peace and can rest, she will be deeply missed. Please sign Consuelo's guestbook at, Peters Funeral Home - Shafter
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WILLIAMSON, DAN T. Dan T. Williamson passed away on October 6, 2010. Dan honorably served as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army, completing three tours of duty in the, . Dan was Camp Manager at Camp Cedar Glen in Julian, CA, for over 20 years, where he touched many lives and formed life-long friendships. Dan is survived by his children and their families: Eric and Sue of Houston, TX; David and Sherry of Markleeville, CA; Paul, Betty, Ava and Aiden of Ramona, CA; James of Pauma Valley, CA; Lara, Matt, Kaya and Sierra of San Jose, CA; and his brother Tim of Madras, OR. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 24th, at Camp Cedar Glen, 743 Farmer Road, Julian, CA. More information available at:
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TEARNS, Angelina Refugio: AKA Angelina R. Merrick; 90; of Goleta; died Oct. 10; no services; arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels. TORRES, Raul Tafoya: 91; of Santa Barbara; died Oct. 10; rosary 7:30 p.m. today at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church; graveside service 10 a.m. Friday at Calvary Cemetery; arrangements by McDermott Crockett Mortuary.
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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.
HARRISON, DOROTHY J. Escondido 3/4/1921 - 10/11/2010 2 PM - Saturday 10/16/2010 St. Mary's Catholic Church Alhiser-Comer Mortuary (760) 745-2162
DALE ALLEN CASEY MAY 13, 1953 - OCT 8, 2010 A memorial service will be held 1:00pm on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at New Life Ministries in Delhi. Burial will be held 11:00am on Monday, October 18, 2010 at Turlock Memorial Park.
HIGGINS, Daniel C. (73), was born November 10, 1936 in Mount Vernon, NY and passed away October 3, 2010 in La Mesa, CA. A Mechanical Engineer for 43 years who retired from Southern California Edison, Daniel is survived by his daughter Jennifer Lynne Higgins; sons Matthew Blake Higgins and Christopher Ryan Higgins; daughter Kimberly Anne Higgins; daughter-in-law Maria Higgins; sister Joanne Hayfield; grandson Hunter Gregory Higgins-Corona and granddaughter Emma Sophia Escutia. A Visitation will be Friday, October 15, 2010 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at O'Connor Mortuary, 25301 Alicia Pkwy, Laguna Hills, CA. A Funeral Service will be Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. with viewing prior to the service from 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., both at Saddleback Church (Tent 2), 1 Saddleback Pkwy, Lake Forest, CA. Burial to follow at El Toro Memorial Park, Lake Forest, CA. The family requests charitable donations to Saddleback Church. Please have floral donations delivered to the Mortuary by the afternoon of Thursday, October 14th. O'Connor Mortuary, Directors (949) 581-4300 www.oconnormortuary.com
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.
It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of David Foster Crandall. Born on July 11, 1940, in Berkeley, David grew up in the Berkeley Hills, where he attended Berkeley High School., After high school, he attended San Jose State University. David entered the United States Army in 1961. After the Army, he worked for the San Jose Police Department. In 1966, he became a proud member of the California Highway Patrol, where he served until his retirement in 1995., In his spare time, David loved golf, working on his 40 Chevys and attending church., David is survived by his wife, Lucy; and his children, Elida Mena, Henrriette Mena, David Andrew Crandall, David Glenn Crandall, Daniel Crandall and Katie Crandall., A service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 14, at 11 a.m. at United Methodist Church, 209 North Jefferson St., Dixon, Calif., 678-2191., The family requests that donations in David's memory be made to Allendale Union Church., Interment will be private at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon., Arrangements are by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home - Dixon, 693-0292. Sign our guest book at www.bryanbraker.com.,
David Lee Brown, 71, passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack Friday, Oct. 8, 2010. He was born in Pasadena, Calif., graduated from John Muir High School and earned his BA from Redlands University. He enjoyed a 35-year long career with the LA County Fire Department. At 55, he retired as a Fire Chief and moved to his dream home in Cambria with his Swedish wife of 44 years, Marianne. He was an active and proud member of the community and was involved with the retired Fireman''s Association, loved being a docent with the Friends of the Elephant Seals and Hearst Castle and participated in the Hearst Castle Living History program. David enjoyed life until the very end. He was filled with light, love and a wonderful sense of humor. He never missed an opportunity to express his love to his family, be grateful for all of his blessings or appreciate the natural beauty of the Central Coast. He was an enthusiastic golfer, a nature lover, world traveler, thoughtful neighbor, trustworthy friend, doting father and grandfather, loyal brother and a loving husband. We are so blessed to have had him and will miss him dearly. David is survived by his loving wife; three adoring children and their spouses; three granddaughters; three grandsons; and three brothers. There will be a celebration of his life at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach. He will be laid to rest during a private ceremony at the Cambria Cemetery. If you would like to remember Dave, we welcome a donation to Friends of the Elephant Seals, Friends of Hearst Castle or any charity of your choice.
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Dee Martin Builder, 71, of Redding died Monday at home. Arrangements are pending at McDonald's Redding Chapel (241-1626).
DENNIS JOSEPH CONNER Age 65, resident of Riverside, CA for 35 years, passed away 10/11/2010. Dennis was born 04/10/1945 in Boyertown, PA. He was President and Owner of D.J. Conner, Inc. Dennis is survived by his wife, Kate Conner; sons, Daniel and Theron (wife Jessica); brother, Patrick of Delaware; sisters, Danielle Silsbee (husband Lynald and Deb Anthony (husband John) of PA; 2 grandsons, James and Zachary. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dan and Marie Conner. Memorial Service Sat., October 16, 2010, 1pm at Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary, 7944 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92504. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church Memorial Fund or Doctors Without Borders. Arrangements under the direction of Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary (951) 688-1221 To offer further condolences please visit
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.
1942 ~ 2010 Diana Blackburn was born in Dinuba, Calif., in 1942, and passed away after a long battle with lupus Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, in San Luis Obispo. She graduated from Orosi High School in 1960 and met her husband-to-be, Mike, in San Diego. After a brief time in Mississippi, they moved to San Luis Obispo in 1968 and made the Central Coast their lifetime home. Diana Initially worked as a bookkeeper for the San Luis Obispo Health Department, until their daughter, Michelle, was born. She was a lifelong animal lover and horsewoman and raised and showed American Quarter Horses for over 20 years - a dream she had since childhood. After her health began to decline, she started a successful miniature horse breeding business that continued for 10 years. Diana is survived by her husband of 43 years, Charles "Mike" Blackburn; daughter, Michelle (Mark) Vondran; brother, Leroy (June) Whittaker; nephew, Scott (Sue) Whittaker; cousin, Laurene (Clyde) Johnson; and long-time friends Jody Neal and Ken and Terry Willingham. Per Diana''s wishes, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Lupus Foundation of American or an animal rescue organization of your choice.
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.,
Dona J. Garver, 85, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, after a brief illness., She was born March 29, 1925, in Champaign County, Ohio, and was a 57-year Ventura County resident. Dona enjoyed working for the Defense Department for 31 years. In 1984 she retired from The Navel Ship/Surface Weapons Systems Engineering Station in Port Hueneme. Energetic and full of life, she found great comfort and a sense of fulfillment in providing the care others needed. She was always the first to help her friends in need or lend a helping hand. She was a very loving, empathetic, private person who never wanted to be recognized for her service or her generosity to others. Each shared a very special and unique relationship with Dona and she will be missed by all., Dona was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Carrie Garver; her brothers, Roger and Reginald Garver; and her sister, Freda Fogg., She is survived by her niece, Sandra Porter of Beaumont, Calif., and her nephew, Dennis Woody of Bremerton, Wash. Dona was grateful for her many friends, including the "Happy Faces" and her special neighbors. She is also survived by lifelong friends, Martha Johnston of Camarillo, Marilyn Boyd of Los Banos, Calif., and Richard Johnston of Camarillo., Dona's parting message to her friends and family was, "I appreciated your friendship and support throughout my life." She told some friends shortly before she died "My future is in God's hands now.", A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura. Pastor Bob Walpole of the Life Way Baptist Church will officiate., In lieu of flowers it is requested you consider a donation to your favorite charity., Arrangements are under the direction of the Griffin Family Funeral Chapel of Camarillo, 482-1166.
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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
Surrounded by his loving family, Donald H. "Don" Ruppert, 85, passed away on October 11, 2010 after a long illness. Don was born in Hamilton, Ohio. Following his graduation from Hamilton High School in 1943, he entered into military service during, . He was in the Army Air Force from July 1943 until April of 1946 serving in England, Scotland and France. Don loved his time in the military and the many friendships that he made. Upon his return from the military he married his high school sweetheart, Faye and started his career in the banking service with the Second National Bank in Hamilton. Fourteen months later, at the request of Don's long time Air Force friend Paul Kinsey, the Ruppert's packed their belongings and traveled cross country to Cloverdale, CA with the hope of securing a job with the First National Bank of Cloverdale. Don was successful and in 1947 he began what would become a very successful banking career, beginning as a Cashier, and receiving promotions to Assistant Cashier, Cashier, Vice President and President. Don ultimately retired 35 years later as Chairman of the Board. Under his leadership, the First National Bank expanded from a single local bank to opening branches in Ukiah, Boonville, Gualala and Healdsburg. First National Bank was purchased by Independent Bankshares holding company, later becoming Westamerica Bank. When he retired, Don and Faye enjoyed the first 18 months of rest and recreation traveling in their motor home, then wanting a new challenge Don got his real estate license. He spent two years as a realtor and then in 1985 he joined Western Title Company as Escrow Officer. In May 1986 he opened the Healdsburg office of Western Title as Manager. Don retired a second time from full-time employment with the Title Company in 1988. During his career, Don was well known throughout the State in the Banking industry serving in professional organizations including California Bankers Association, Regional Advisory Committee on Banking Policies, American Institute of Banking and Comptroller of Currency. Don Ruppert was described in banking publications as "setting a leadership example of hard work, cooperation and competence that has contributed much to Banking growth". Following retirement, when asked what he missed most about banking, Don was quoted as saying "In my 33 years, my banking career was my second love. (my wife) Faye is my first." This statement truly describes the man that Don was. His first focus and priority was his family. He was a loving husband and remarkable Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather who never let a day go by without telling his family that he loved them. He will be greatly missed and will forever be alive in our hearts. Don was very active in the community of Cloverdale holding positions on the Chamber of Commerce Board and the Cloverdale Citrus Fair Board and the School District Board of Trustees. Don helped form the Cloverdale Hospital District, was a [former] member of the, and Knights of Columbus. For anyone who knew or met Don, they will remember his love of Cloverdale. Don is survived by Faye, his wife of 63 years; his sister Geraldine Ruppert of Cloverdale, his children: James (Kitty) Ruppert of Santa Rosa, Carol Giovanatto (Michael Pigoni) of Cloverdale; loving Papa of Dawn (Anthony) Michalek, Michael Miller, Laura (Terry) White and great grandfather of Delaney and Amanda White. Visitation will be Sunday October 17th from 3:00 p.m. with a Rosary Service starting at 6:00 p.m. at Fred Young Mortuary, Cloverdale. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday October 18th at St. Peters Catholic Church, Cloverdale. Private burial services at Oakmound Cemetery in Healdsburg. Donations may be made to the Cloverdale Volunteer Firefighters Association, 451 S Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale, CA 95425. FRED YOUNG F.H. CLOVERDALE, 707-894-2540
January 31, 1933 - October 9, 2010 Doris J. Fischer, daughter to Ralph B. Crandall and Dorothy Loomis was born in Joplin, Mo. on January 30, 1933. She died October 9, 2010 in her home surrounded by loving family after a year-long battle with cancer. She is survived by her brother, Ralph Crandall of Palm Springs, Calif.; son, James Fischer of Corvallis, Ore.; and daughters, Janice Smith of Redding, Calif. and Loretta Prince of Anderson, Calif.; grandchildren and great grandchildren. Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Fischer; daughter, Ginger Prince; brother, Loomis Crandall; and two granddaughters, Tara and Jolea Prince. She enjoyed playing golf, bowling, painting, creating stained glass and wintering in Palm Desert, Calif. while enjoying summers in Corvallis, Ore. A non-denominational service will be held for Doris at the McHenry Funeral Home in Corvallis, Ore. starting at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 16, 2010. Burial will follow at Oak Lawn Memorial Park. For on-line condolences go to www.McHenry Funeral Home.com.
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On Oct. 12, at 12:20 a.m., our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully at Kaiser Hospital, Vallejo, surrounded by her adoring family.
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 Medeiros, age 88, passed away on the morning of Oct. 10, 2010 after a lengthy illness, surrounded by her family., Dorothy was a 42-year resident of Ventura County and resided in Simi Valley from 1967 until 2002. After suffering a stroke she resided with her daughter and son-in-law in Thousand Oaks. Dorothy was active in the Simi Second Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints and the Simi Valley Senior Center. She enjoyed singing and was involved in many choirs., Dorothy will always be remembered for her happy spirit, always willing to drop what she was doing to go out with a friend to lunch or a movie. Dorothy was born on Sept. 6, 1922 in Lincoln, Neb., to Anton Hofmann and Helen Nord. She was the thirteenth child. All of her siblings predeceased her., Dorothy loved her daughter and grandchildren and was an excellent grandmother to Matthew, Angelyn, Marcus, Joshua and Jennifer Taylor. She is survived by her daughter, Helen Taylor; son-in-law, Bret Taylor; stepson, Brant Medeiros; cousins, Della Irwin, Ione Ruehl and Edith Saich; and nephews, Gary Vaughn, Neal Gates, Freda and Paul Hofmann and their families. She lived long enough to see her first great-grandson, Charles Taylor., We are thankful for the wonderful life she lived and the kindness she showed everyone., Funeral services are under the direction of Griffin Family Funeral Chapel in Thousand Oaks, 230-2800., A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 15 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints at 1600 Erbes Road in Thousand Oaks. A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Simi Valley Public Cemetery, 1461 Thompson Lane in Simi. All are welcome to attend the services.
Dorothy (Dottie) Marie Martelli passed away at Eisenhower Hospital in Rancho Mirage, Calif. on September 28, 2010. Dottie was born to Leo Roy and Lenna Mae Walls (Bond) in Floydada, Texas on October 12, 1929. She grew up in Abilene, Texas and attended and graduated from local Abilene schools. She worked for Tenneco West for years and after retiring spent many hours volunteering her time at Eisenhower Hospital's Diabetes Center where she enjoyed the many friendships she made there. She is survived by her son, David (Barbara) Schuyler; and daughter, Morii (Frank) Taylor. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Justin, Brandon, Ryan, Lindsay and Jennifer; and her great-grandchildren, Taryn, Megan and Kailyn who so loved spending time with their "Granny." Dottie leaves behind many extended family members including step-grandchildren, Robi and Kelly; along with two former-daughter-in-laws she cared so much for, Aleta and Jennifer. She enjoyed many friendships over the years but none as dear as the ones with her friends, Alladean, Sylvia and Bev. She especially loved her little dog, Darby, who was by her side the last two years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard with whom she enjoyed a full and happy life; her son, Bill (Bubba); and her beloved granddaughter, Heather, all of whom she loved and missed so much. Her ashes will be interred next to Richard's in Riverside National Cemetery and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. We love you and miss you, Mom. You will be forever in our hearts.
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DURWARD (JOHNNY) JOHNSON 91, Of Corona, California, died September 24, 2010 in Corona, CA. He was born February 19, 1919 in North Carolina, son of Ed Johnson and Rosa Johnson. Johnny grew up and lived in North Carolina until he joined the Navy in 1940. He was on the Battleship US West Virginia the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which he survived by jumping off the ship and swimming to Ford Island, where an officer pointed out he was out of uniform! He was on shore leave in 1942 in Los Angeles when he met the love of his life, Anita. They later married and spent 64 wonderful years together. Johnny was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1946 and settled down in Gardena, CA. He became a carpenter and devoted 32 years of his life to his career. While living in Gardena they raised tow of their three children, Debbie and Gary, in homes he built himself! Anita and Johnny spent many fun weekends with their neighbors going square dancing, singing around a piano and camping. In 1964 the family moved to Yorba Linda and had another child, Ed. In Orange County they met and joined the Orange Squirrels, a camping club he dearly loved and remained friends with until he passed. He spent his retirement years watching his grandchildren grow, Jason, Taylor, Kayla, Jennifer, Ian and his unofficial grandson, Ricky John. He beloved wife, Anita, of 64 years, preceded him in death last year. Surviving are his sons, Gary and Ed and his daughter, Debbie and all of his grandchildren. Arrangements Entrusted To: FD66-(951) 737-3244 To sign the online guest book, go to
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October 9, 1924 - October 11, 2010 Eleanor Agnes Olivarez 86, died at the home of her son on October 11, 2010, surrounded by family and friends. Eleanor (Rep) was born in Amsterdam, California and lived her life in Merced, California. She married Salvador (Chap) Olivarez on September 20, 1947, at the Sacred Heart Church in Merced. In 1950, they started a family with the birth of a son, James, followed by Irene in 1952, Lorraine in 1956, and Edward in 1960. She worked and retired from the Merced City School District. She was a secretary at Sheehy Elementary School and a Teachers Aide at Galen Clark Pre-School and Fremont Elementary. Eleanor is survived by: Her sister Evelyn Contreras, her brothers Tony, Daniel, and Ernie Soria. Her surviving children are Jim & Marilyn Olivarez, Irene & Pat Phelan, Lorraine & Marty Read, and Edward & Sandy Olivarez. Grand Children are: Jason & Lindsay Olivarez, Matthew Olivarez, Marie & John Marheineke, Lisa and Ryan Braun, Emily Read, Patricia & Frank Zarate, Edward Olivarez and Steven Olivarez.Great Grand Children are: Mika, Abby, Luci, and Evie Marheineke, Bell Eleanor Braun, Nathan & Elisa Zarate. Visitation will be from 4-8 pm, Rosary will be at 6pm held at Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home, 3050 Winton Way in Atwater on Friday October 15, 2010. Mass will be held at 2pm on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at Sacred Heart Church in Merced and burial to follow at the Calvary Cemetery also in Merced.
ALBERS, ELENA C. of National City 05/12/1941 - 10/4/2010 Memorial Friday 3 p.m. at the Last Supper Chapel Greenwood Mortuary 619-264-3131
DALE, ELLEN J. of El Cajon Feb. 23, 1917 - Oct. 10, 2010 Viewing Oct. 15, 2010 1pm-2pm Graveside Oct. 15, 2010 3pm Greenwood Mortuary (619) 264-3131
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.,
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.
On Sept. 7, 2010, Edward Lee Sims, of Westlake Village, lost his battle with cancer., He was born Aug. 17, 1939 in Traverse City, Mich., to Blanche and John Sims, who both preceded him in death. Ed moved to California in 1956 and was in the Army Reserve as a Staff Sergeant until 1964 when he was honorably discharged. He opened Golden State Alarms, Inc. in 1971 and was still working full time in his business when he passed away., On a bright sunny California day, friends of Ed Sims gathered to share stories about a quiet and gentle guy who brought a lot of happiness to a great many people. Dave Rees described his friend and golfing partner Ed in this way, "A wonderful man, gentle, kind; a perfect husband, father and grandfather, caring and loving. In business, in meetings, surrounded by his peers, Ed always tried to make a difference in small ways and he was good at it. His integrity and honesty and the value of his word meant everything to him.", He leaves his wife, Arlene; stepsons, Gregory and Jeffrey Goodrich (Julie); granddaughters, Kayla and Natalie Goodrich; his daughter, Deborah Carroll; granddaughters, Shara Davis and Heather Carroll. He was blessed with a blended family, stepson, Marc Cantrell (Lisa); granddaughters, Nicole and Emily Cantrell; and grandson, Evan Cantrell, who loved him. Ed is also survived by his only sister, Dixie Applet (Larry)., Ed Sims was recognized, loved and admired by hundreds of people whom he met and worked with over his years. It's very hard to say good bye., Arrangements have been entrusted into the care of Aabbey Memorial, Funeral Directors, A Heritage Life Tribute Center, Thousand Oaks, 487-4200.
Elizabeth Stewart Carlson, Resident of Burlingame, 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., Arrangements by Crosby-N. Gray & Co., Burlingame, CA 650-342-6617
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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
1912 - 2010, On Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at the age of 98, Ms. Peggy, having lived in her words "a very full life," left this temporal world to join Our Lord to begin her eternal reward., After the death of her husband of 32 years ago in 1969, she came from Canada to Southern California in 1975 to be closer to her last living sister, Margaret (who died in 1998)., Having no children of her own, she is survived by a nephew in Sun Valley and a great-niece in San Jose., Ms. Peggy made many friends and affected many lives in the Ventura Ave. area as a dedicated volunteer. She loved helping at the Ventura Ave. Adult Center Brown Bag Program. Self-taught to read and speak Spanish, she tutored Hispanic individuals at the Ventura Ave. Library in English to pass citizenship tests or enroll in college classes. Joining American Mission Teams Outdoor Gospel Church in 1991, she supervised the Place of Rest Clothing Ministry from 1995 through 2007. She was always concerned about the needs of others and thankful for all the programs and services available to those in need., Always fashionable in her array of hats, Peggy chose to "think on things of good report," which her friends believe is what gave her such a long life; forgiving everyone and believing the best. Never owning a telephone or a television set, she enjoyed gardening, listening to radio programs and being around friends and neighbors., She was very thankful to the volunteers and friends who came to her need during the last two years of her life, allowing her to continue to live as independently as possible in the trailer park she called home since 1979., Memorial Services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16 at Total Life Christian Center, 660 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura., Donations may be made in her name to City of Ventura Adult Center, 550 Ventura Ave., Ventura, CA 93001, or American Mission Teams, P.O. Box 339., Norris City, IL 62869, to support the programs she loved.
REED, Ellwood "Woody" November 4, 1926 - October 10, 2010 Our proud, fiercely loyal WWII Navy gunner mate Veteran, retired (31 years) Captain in the L.A. County Fire Department, ardent sports fan, and devoted family man and friend passed away after complications from the flu and resulting falls in Santa Maria, CA, his home for the past 21 years. Woody is now wrapping his arms around his beloved Louise who predeceased him in 2002 and swapping old Arkansas, South Gate, Downey and Niland stories with oldest brother J.F. Reed (Phyllis), sisters Louise Stanley (Bud) and Maxine Kelly (Jack). We're sure he's got a catchers mitt on his hand. And he's standing straight...something he hasn't done since falling 60 feet fighting a brush fire 30 years ago. Rest in peace our beloved Wood. Your son, David (Kathleen), brother Ted (Debra), grandkids Thomas (Jessica), Jennifer, and Daniel and great-grandkids McKayla, Gabriella and Azurae and many nieces, nephews and friends will miss your stories, your passion for life and your always supportive presence in their lives. Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday, October 16, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at Rose Hills Memorial Park, 3888 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, California. Donations in Woody's memory can be made to the Alisa Ruch Burn Foundation of Southern California, www.aarbf.org, 1-800-242-BURN. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.
ELLWOOD "WOODY" REED, November 4, 1926 - October 10, 2010, Our proud, fiercely loyal WW11 Navy gunner mate Veteran, retired (31 years) Captain in the L.A. County Fire Department, ardent sports fan, and devoted family man and friend passed away after complications from the flu and resulting falls in Santa Maria, Ca., his home for the past 21 years., Woody is now wrapping his arms around his beloved Louise who predeceased him in 2002 and swapping old Arkansas, South Gate, Downey and Niland stories with oldest brother J.F. Reed (Phyllis), sisters Louise Stanley (Bud) and Maxine Kelly (Jack). We're sure he's got a catchers mitt on his hand. And he's standing straight .something he hasn't done since falling 60 feet fighting a brush fire 30 years ago., Rest in peace our beloved Wood. Your son, David (Kathleen), brother Ted (Debra), grandkids Thomas (Jessica), Jennifer, and Daniel and great-grandkids McKayla, Gabriella and Azurae and many nieces, nephews and friends will miss your stories, your passion for life and your always supportive presence in their lives., Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday, October 16, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at Rose Hills Memorial Park, 3888 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, California., Donations in Woody's memory can be made to the Alisa Ruch Burn Foundation of Southern California,, , 1-800-242-BURN., Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.
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Our beloved mother, Ethel Dunford Maynard, 98, passed away Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, in Logan, Utah. She was a wonderful homemaker, mother, grandmother and friend. Everyone that met her loved her. Ethel is survived by her children Jim and Dale Dunford (Sue) and Cheryl Swenson (Marc); 10 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren; sister, Charlotte MacPherson. A service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at the Zion Lutheran Church, 1010 Foothill Blvd. in San Luis Obispo. Reis Family Mortuary 544-7400 San Luis Obispo
Ethelle Luque, age 97, wife of the late Samuel Luque, passed away on October 11th, surrounded by loving relatives at the home of her daughter, Barbara Mora with whom she has resided for 28 years. Ethelle was born in Tifton, Ga., on September 11, 1913, one of the nine children of William H. and Ida E. Wells. Studying to be a teacher, she had to leave college one year before graduation to move to New York to care for a sibling who was ill. She then worked in retail until she married Sam Luque in 1942. She and Sam raised six children in Astoria, Queens. Sam died in 1972 and Ethelle, a highly skilled seamstress for a time was manager of the Stitch-In-Time Fabric Store in Ridgefield. She was an avid reader, loved to travel, and lived a life centered around her family. In addition to her daughter, Barbara, she is survived by daughter, Emily Rowley and son-in-law, Robert Rowley of Danbury; son, Samuel Luque, Jr., of Sarasota, Fla.; daughter, Deborah Rosenberg of Flushing, Queens; and daughter-in-law, Mary Lisa Kinney of Astoria, Queens. She was predeceased by her son, Earl Luque; daughter, Margaret Luque; son-in-law, David Rosenberg, and daughters-in-law, Eileen Luque and Patricia Luque. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Victoria Pratt and Adriana Mora of Danbury, Christian Luque of Virgina, Danielle Luque of Washington, DC, Aimee and Corey Rosenberg of New York, Jessica and James Luque and Tara Hernandez of New Jersey. Kevin Luque of North Carolina, and Eileen Luque of Florida. She was predeceased by granddaughter, Elizabeth Rowley. Her seven great-grandchildren lovingly knew her as Grandmamamama and include, Amanda and Robyn Higley, Casey Pratt, and Alayna Adesso, all of Danbury, and Trinity Solano and Noemi and Nathan-Noel Hernandez of New Jersey. Ethelle's life will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 16 at the New Life Community Church, 1 Beaver Bog Road, New Fairfield. Donations in her memory will be gratefully received by Regional Hospice of Western CT/ Home Care, 405 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810. The Jowdy Kane Fu-neral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Evangelos M. Gerontinos, Longtime resident of, Mountain View, 12/30/1926 - 10/07/2010, Passed away at 83. Born in Massachusetts, educated at Springfield College, earning his Masters in Corrective Therapy and known as the "Golden Greek" winning titles: Mr. Western Massachusetts, Mr. New England and placed 10th in Mr. America., During WW II he was stationed on the USS Comfort as an Army Surgical Tech. "Gerry" was Chief of Corrective Therapy at the Palo Alto VA Hospital for 45 years, Clinical Professor of Adaptive Therapy Education at San Jose State and authored articles relative to physical therapy for professional magazines. After retiring, he worked at the El Camino YMCA for 10 years, volunteered at the VA and was an inspiration at the Mountain View Senior Center. He embodied Greek Philosophy - Mind, Body and Spirit and was active in AHEPA, an Helenic Association., The funeral will be held at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 1260 Davis Street, San Jose at 11:00 AM, Friday, October 15, 2010. Donations may be made to the St. Basil Academy, 79 St. Basil Road, Garrison, NY 10524 in lieu of flowers.
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Faye Hawes, Resident of Morgan Hill, It is with great sadness and heartbreak we announce the loss of our mother, wife, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend. Faye was a loyal devoted wife to her husband Jerry for 62 years. She was a loving mom to her girls Karen, Kathy, and Kari and a very special grandmother to her three grandchildren Kasleigh Faye, Davin Kristopher, and Tristan Paul to which they would like to add she made the best waffles and root beer floats! Her nieces and nephews were also dear to her heart., Faye spent 51 years as a devoted, faithful Jehovah's Witness who was always concerned about others and sharing the truth found in the Bible. She loved spending time in her vegetable and flower gardens, camping, trips to Oregon and Hawaii, dancing, playing cards, but most of all spending time with her family. A celebration of her life will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Gilroy on Sat. Oct. 16th at 2pm. 8350 Forrest St. Gilroy, CA 95020.
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.,
A 55-year resident of San Pedro, passed away on October 8, 2010, at the age of 84. He was born in Wickenburg, Arizona on March 3, 1926. He was a
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.
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.
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Mary G. (Pince) Forde, 86 CARLSBAD -- Mary G. Forde died peacefully in Kaneohe, Hawaii, on Friday, September 24, 2010. She lived her 86 .....
Frances Ilene Meier, 84, of Anderson died Saturday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466).
Frances V. Swaab, Resident of Milpitas, June 17, 1933 Oct. 10, 2010 Frances V. Swaab a resident of Milpitas since 1962, passed away peacefully on October 10, 2010., Born June 17, 1933 in Weyers Cave, VA to Robert and Mollie Smallwood, she was 77 years old., Frances enjoyed gardening, bowling, reading, hiking and traveling. She worked for Ford Motor Corporation for 22 years. Devoted wife of Bernard Swaab. Caring mother of Tanya Lyles of Half moon Bay and Michael Mockabee of Lafayette, LA. She truly was a source of wisdom and inspiration to countless individuals., Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service celebrating her life on Monday, October 18th at 11:00 a.m. held at Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels, 40842 Fremont Blvd, Fremont. CA. Frances will be laid to rest at Irvington Memorial Cemetery. BERGE-PAPPAS-SMITH, CHAPEL OF THE ANGELS 510-656-1226
Collins, Frank M. June 13, 1922 - October 14, 1984 Beloved father and grandfather
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Frederick "Allen" Gould 1959 - 2010 Allen was born in Bakersfield, CA in 1959, and he passed away Sunday, October 10, 2010. He worked in the furniture business for many years before obtaining his real estate and pharmacy technician licenses. Allen loved playing golf, backpacking, and he enjoyed playing his bass guitar. He was preceded in death by his father, Fred Gould and his "grammy" Fern Carpenter. Allen is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Velma Gould; mother, Lola Lathum and stepfather Max; stepmother, Karen Churchwell and husband Don; sisters, Kim Gould, Jacque Vigstrom and husband Bill, Karrie Endicott and fiance Gary, Angie Kohllmer and husband Jeff; daughters, Dana Taylor and husband Max, Holly Hall and husband J.R.; grandchildren, Jared and Kamryn Taylor and Justin Hall. He is also survived by nephews, Daniel Sousa and wife Sara, Zachary Endicott; and nieces, Elizabeth, Grace and Victoria Vigstrom; great nephew, Ryan Sousa; and many other relatives and friends. A special thank you to all the doctors and nurses at San Joaquin Hospital SICU for all the care they provided. God Bless you all. A celebration of Allen's life for friends and family will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2010, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Come and share your memories with us. For more information please call Davis Rose Funeral Home at 661-871-8080
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
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 V. Vance 1924 - 2010 Born October 30, 1924 in Fall Creek, Arkansas. Passed away October 12, 2010, at the age of 85 in Bakersfield, CA. Graveside services will be held Friday, October 15, at 10:00 a.m., at Hillcrest Memorial Park. At his request there will be no viewing. Gene lived a good portion of his life in Kern County. He lived in Lebec for over 45 years then moved to Bakersfield to be near his family. Gene was retired from the Kern Co. Fire Dept. with 30 years of service. He worked at Station 56 in Lebec for most of his career moving to Station 57 in Frazier Park before his retirement. Gene was a gun stock maker, full time after his retirement. He was an avid hunter, trap shooter and motorcycle rider in his younger years. He loved going to trap shoots and on hunting trips with his friends. He enjoyed the camaraderie and cherished the time spent with his many friends and family. He always looked forward to the time he spent with his family on all occasions. Gene is survived by his wife, Jean; daughter and son-in-law, Chris and John Sheehan; son and daughter- in-law, Eldon and Sheryl Hawks; grandson, Steve Hawks and wife Judy; granddaughter, Pam and husband Larry Rizer; great grandson, Garrett Hawks; great granddaughter, Alicia Rizer, all of Bakersfield; sisters, Juanita Kastl of Arkansas, Glenda and husband Kenneth Kearby of Frazier Park, Wilma and husband, Clyde Crissman of Bakersfield; sister-in-law, Geraldine Creech; brother-in-law, Vernon Marion; many nieces, nephews; and special friend, Tina Collier.
Gene Waitzman, Resident of Auburn, CA, A decorated, veteran, passed away Thursday October 7, 2010 at the age of 80. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Fern and leaves behind his daughter, Faye Johnsen and son, Dennis Sullivan. He was also a retired employee of Litton Industries and will be missed. Visitation will be Friday October 15, 2010 from 10-1pm followed by services at 1pm at The Lifemark Center Crystal Springs Chapel.
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George Mason Knapp, 67, passed away suddenly on October 12, 2010 at St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital., George was born September 28, 1943, in Arcadia, California to Gilbert and Bessie Knapp. George was a California native. After graduating from Palm Springs High School, he received a Bachelors degree from Brigham Young University and a Masters Degree from Pepperdine University. George was a resident of Camarillo for over 30 years where he and his late wife Sharon raised their eight children., For nearly 40 years, George worked as a Certified Financial Planner. He built a successful estate and investment practice, Knapp Financial Advisors. His clients were like family to him. In 2004, he found love again with his current wife Bonnie Knapp. Outside of his family, his interest included fine food, travel, fast cars and photography. He spent his leisure time reading to expand his endless knowledge. He was a cowboy at heart., He is survived by his wife Bonnie Knapp; eight children, Bill, Kathleen, Ron, Joann, David, Rachel, Robert and Rebekah, 24 grandchildren who adore him and loving extended family., A viewing will be from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. with a funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center, 1201 Paseo Camarillo, Camarillo., Burial will follow the funeral at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to LDS Humanitarian Services at ldsphilanthropies.org
George O. Hart, 78, resident of La Quinta, Calif. passed away in Bermuda Dunes, Calif. on October 11, 2010. He was born in Colebrook, N.H. on April 24, 1932 to Joseph Francis Hart and Zella Blanche Wilkins. He was a retired Director of Maintenance and Operations, Desert Sands Unified School District. He is survived by his wife, Joy Woods Hart of La Quinta; sons, Warren A. Hart (Patti) of Hooksett, N.H., and Ted A. Hart (Linda) of La Quinta, Calif.; step-daughter, Malia Morales (Joe) of Indio, Calif.; step-son, Mark Woods (Julia) of La Quinta; grandson, George L. Hart II, of Indio; step-grandchildren, Meagan McKenny of Thermal, Calif., Heather Morales and Seth Morales of Indio, Jeremy Morales of New Orleans, La., Chad Woods of Denver, Colo., Cole Woods of San Luis Obispo, Calif., Clint Woods of Austin, Texas. George was pre-deceased by his first wife, Georgia M. Shively; son, George L. Hart; his parents; and six brothers and sisters. A special thank you to Sedona Court Board and Care and Staff for their care and kindness given to him and family during this difficult time. Visitation was held at the Wiefels Chapel in Palm Springs, Calif. on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. Graveside Services will be held at the Coachella Valley Cemetery on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at the hour of 1:00 PM. Donations to the
October 8, 2010 Gibbons Dallas Clark went home to be with the Lord while surrounded by his family. Born October 15, 1916 in Redford, Michigan, Gibb was 93 years old. Gibb served four years in the Army Air Transport Command during
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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Guadalupe "Lupe" Rubio, 53, a resident of Indio, Calif. passed away in Palm Springs, Calif. on October 11, 2010. Born in Indio on May 2, 1957 to Manuel Hernandez and Maria D. Romero. He was a Energy Tech for the Gas Company for 29 years. Mr. Rubio is survived by his wife, Sylvia Rubio of Indio; son, Anthony Santino Rubio; and daughter, Marisa (Alex) Sifuentes, both of Indio; grandchildren, Marea and Devin, both of Indio; five brothers, Ramiro of Idaho, Juan of La Quinta, Calif., Eduardo of Indio, Daniel of Indio and Jose of Colorado; and five sisters, Rosemary Avery of Morongo Valley, Calif., Juana McKeen of Madera, Esther Montez of Arizona, Helen Brunell of Indio and Vicky Hass of Utah. Friends may call for visitation at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Indio on Thursday, October 14, 2010 between the hours of 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Indio on Friday, October 15, 2010 at the hour of 8:30 AM with burial to follow at the Coachella Valley Cemetery. FitzHenry-Wiefels, Indio Directors.
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Dorothy Jane Harrison, 89 ESCONDIDO -- Dorothy Jane Harrison, died Monday, October 11, 2010 at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, Calif. Born in Chicago, .....
Harvey Bailey Was born May 17, 1925 in Paris, TX. He was the third of four children. He went to school at Gibbon's High School in Paris, Tx. Harvey married Francis Green and had one child, Francile, who preceded in him in death. They moved to San Francisco, CA in 1946 and he started working as a Muni Operator. He opened his own business, Atlas Engine & Transmission, in 1960. Harvey and Elvie met in 1969 and married in 1971. They sold their business in 1995 to pursue other interests. He was a member of Bayview Baptist Church, where he served as an usher and also Chairman of the Trustee Board. Harvey entered into eternal rest on October 5, 2010. He leaves behind, his beloved wife, Elvie; brother, Lawrence; granddaughter, Francetta; four great grandchildren, 13 great great grandchildren, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Hazel Harrington passed away peacefully on Sunday in her Vacaville home surrounded by her family., Hazel loved to tell stories of her many years of marriage and raising a family. She enjoyed cooking, reading, long drives to Tahoe and to the ocean as well as making wreaths for all occasions., Hazel is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Wayne Harrington; five children, Tina, Wayne, J. Paul, Jody and Jessica; eight grandchildren, Barrett, Jordan, Christopher, Joshua, Peyton, Nathan, Noah and Maxie; and three great-grandchildren, Kaiden, Seychelles and Nevaeh. She is also survived by her sisters, Linda Gale and Pat; brother, Jimmy; brother-in-law, Gregory; daughter-in-law, Nichelle; son-in-law, Antoine; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends., She was preceded in death by her brother, Tommy; sister, Alma; son, Brandon; and grandson, Corey., A Celebration of Life honoring Hazel Lucille Harrington, 67, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, will be held Friday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m., at Nadeau Family Funeral Home with Pastor Leroy Gainey of First Baptist Church officiating., Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 180 E. Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville, CA 447-7700.,
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Surrounded by his loving family he went to his eternal reward on October 10, 2010. Beloved husband of LaVerne (O'Callaghan) Pengel for over 60 years. Adored father of Margie (Dave) Minner, Mark (late Donna) Pengel, Mindy (Denise) Pengel, Mary Lou (Albert) Bahn, Marie Elyse (Tom) Bernardi-Curzon, Michelle (Mitch) Campagna, Matthew (Karla) Pengel, Miriam Pengel, Molly (Shawna) Pengel, Maura (Michelle) Pengel. Cherished grandfather of Chris, Joe (Heather), Emily and Jenny Minner, Becky (Jamie) Simon, Jason (Andrea), Amy, Amanda, Jessica and Jarred Pengel, Natalie and Charlie Bahn, Greg and Elyse Bernardi, Ryan, 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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Santa Rosa, Calif. Henry Y. Garcia Jan. 27, 1929- Oct. 6, 2010, Henry Garcia, a beloved husband and loving father and grandfather, was surrounded by his family when he passed away peacefully on Oct. 6, 2010., Henry was born in Santa Monica on Jan. 27, 1929, to Guadalupe and Vincenta Garcia. Henry grew up in the San Fernando Valley and graduated from Los Angeles Trade Technical School. After graduation, he worked at Industrial Electronic Engineers (IEE) in Van Nuys., Unbeknownst to him that while working at IEE he would meet his future wife; in his own words she was a pretty woman that he looked upon admiringly so. On May 10, 1969, Henry and Susan were married at The Little Brown Church in North Hollywood, which was the beginning of their 41-year marriage., After leaving IEE, Henry started his own business in sub-contract manufacturing. From there he went on to develop his successful medical instrument company (called ECA) in Newbury Park. The medical tool that he personally designed and manufactured is used in pacemaker surgeries worldwide to this day., Henry's work was his passion and considered it his hobby. His devoted love was for his family, which he held dear to his heart. Henry enjoyed his beautiful backyard with its many trees and birds, visiting and joking with his family, and enjoying the simple things of life especially his dogs., Henry is survived by his wife, Susan, and their daughter, Tami and her husband Jon Osborn. Henry is also survived by his first wife, Estella Magdaleno, and their five children and grandchildren: Olivia, her daughter Christine, and son Tony; Carol, her son Michael, and daughter Vanessa; David and his wife Denise; Edward and his daughter Jasmine; John and his wife, Valerie, and stepson Scott. Also sharing the loss are his sister, Cruz Tayahua and her husband Jess; brothers, Lupe and his wife Felicitas, Chris and his wife Herta. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jess, and sisters, Pocha and Martha. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews., Please join us in celebrating the life of an incredible man who was very loving and generous. The Rosary Service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 at St. John the Baptist De La Salle, 10738 Hayvenhurst, Granada Hills. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 16 at St. John the Baptist De La Salle, 10738 Hayvenhurst, Granada Hills, with interment following at the San Fernando Mission. A Celebration of Life reception will immediately follow. Seldom before has one man done so much for so many.
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Herman Joseph Fuetsch A native San Franciscan, born July 6, 1918 died unexpectedly on September 29, 2010 with his family by his side. The youngest of four children born to Austrian immigrants, Herman (affectionately known as Hemmy by family and friends) attended Presidio Junior High and Polytechnic High School where he developed a lifelong love of basketball. During WWII while in the Army Air Corps, stationed at Selfridge Field, Michigan, Hemmy continued playing basketball. Following the war, he became the first player from the San Francisco Bay Area to sign a professional basketball contract. He played for the Baltimore Bullets, a Basketball Association of America championship team, from 1946 through 1948. The Basketball Association of America is now known as the National Basketball Association (NBA). Hemmy settled in Marin County where he resided for over 50 years. He leaves behind three sons, Martin, John and Kenneth from a prior marriage to the former Gayle Campbell, as well as three beloved grandchildren from that union, Alaina, Serra and Anthony. Hemmy had a quiet, yet friendly demeanor and a great sense of humor. He made many friends throughout his lifetime including business associates at F. Meiswinkel and W. R. Ford and most recently, residents of Deer Park and classmates at Senior Access. Married for the past thirty years to his "sweetheart" Betty Sperry Fuetsch, Hemmy was a friend and mentor to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. An exceptionally kind and loving man, Hemmy will be missed by all who knew him. A memorial service will be held on October 22, 2010 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, 114 King Street, Larkspur. Hemmy's ashes will be scattered at sea during a private family gathering. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Senior Access, 70 Skyview Terrace, San Rafael, CA 94903 or made online @ www.senioraccess.org.
Herm Schuler passed away peacefully at Los Robles Hospital surrounded by his family on Oct. 10, 2010. He died from complications from a stroke he suffered on October 3. He also lived with Alzheimer's disease for 10 years. He was 75 years old., Herm was born in Canton, Ohio on March 25, 1935 to Alma E. Pucci and Herman V. Schuler, Sr. He moved to California in 1945 and later attended Venice High School where he met many of his lifelong friends with whom he continued relationships throughout his life. He went to San Fernando Junior College and was drafted into the U.S. Army. He worked in construction before joining the Los Angeles City Fire Department where he served for 31 years. He retired as a Captain at station 99., He met his wife, Mary "Jo" (McAllister), on a blind date through mutual friends. They were married at her parent's home in Duarte, Calif., in 1961. He was lovingly married to his wife for 49 years and raised three wonderful daughters. They built a wonderful life together in Thousand Oaks., In 1974, Herm used his carpentry skills to build their dream home in the Lynn Ranch community of Thousand Oaks. Along with the beautiful home that he built, he and his wife shared a passion of landscape gardening. His family was the center of his life and he truly enjoyed the time he spent with his wife, children, grandchildren and many friends. He was fortunate that his family lived nearby and was able to spend many holidays and everyday celebrations together., Family vacations were spent water skiing with their boat and snow skiing in the winter at their cabin home in the Sierras. While the kids were young they took many adventurous motor home trips. He had many other passions throughout his life including: love of music, biking, woodworking, tennis, golf, bowling and the family dog. After retirement, he and Jo traveled throughout the world. He had a great sense of humor and "told it like it was.", He was a caring and loving person and sensitive to others, loved his music and really loved to dance with his wife. He and his brother, Lenny, had a devoted relationship and would often spend time together. Jo's brother and family were also a big part of his life. Three days before his stroke, he and his wife celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. The trip was a wonderful gift. They were extraordinary partners in life and the memories will be there forever. Herm touched many lives and was loved by those who knew him. He will be deeply missed., Herman is survived by his wife, Jo; daughter, September Silver, and son-in-law, Chris Silver of Moorpark; daughter, Sharmaine Pollock, and son-in-law, Kevin Pollock of Moorpark; daughter, Synthia Given, and son-in-law, Geoff Given of Pacific Palisades; and seven grandchildren: Brittney, Kameron, Sean, Colin, Ryan, Carlie and Harper., A favorite quote: "I did it my way" by Frank Sinatra (his favorite singer)., A "Celebration of Life" will be held for family and friends soon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: 80 N. Wood Rd. Ste. 302 Camarillo, CA 93010 805-484-6028
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Anna Jo (Curtis) Hill June 2, 1933 - Oct. 11, 2010 Resident of Fremont Anna Jo was born at home in Earlsboro, OK, and .....
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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.,
known as (Tiny) was born 12-10-1929 in Hoopa, CA and passed away at her home in Hoopa, CA on 10-8-2010 at the age 80 with her love ones around her. She was Native American and was a Hoopa tribal member. She had a deep love for her family, and enjoyed the simple things in life, she loved to be outside in her garden and planting flowers in her flower garden, she loved to take her cows up to the summit, and she also enjoyed crocheting, and making doilies. She also worked in the Hoopa mill until it closed. She has survived by her children, Charles Moon Jr, Sylvia Moon, George Moon, Gerald Moon, Jody Moon, and Joseph Moon, and her grandson Elrod Moon, but she always called him her son. Her sisters, Rosie Randall, Kathrin Jones, and Ester Davis. She has preceded in death by her husband Charles Moon Sr, daughter Charlene Colegrove, mother Pearl Gardener Randall, and father George Randall. Pallbearers are, Joseph Moon, Gerald Moon Sr, George Moon, Elrod Moon, Rudy Colegrove, and JR Moon. Honorary Pallbearers are, Fred Moon, Clyde Moon, Lyle Moon, Gerald Moon Jr,, Charlie Moon, Randy Moon, Mike Roberts, Elrod Masten, Walt Lara, and Joe Le Maux. A wake will be held on 10-15-2010 Friday night at Ione Moons home and the graveside service will be held at 11:30am at the Randall Family plot in Hoopa, CA. Please sign the guest book at
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
Ivan Victor McCollum, 95, of Redding died Sunday at home. Arrangements are pending at Lawncrest Chapel in Redding (222-1587).
CORDES, JEAN ANN Jean Ann Cordes was born on December 21, 1925 in Tremplo Wisconsin, and passed away October 9, 2010 in Murrieta, CA. Jean was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Cherised Friend; she was an Angel when helping others. A celebration of her extraordinary life will be, October 14th, at 1:00 p.m. at El Cajon Cemetery. Jean is survived by her daughters Candace Whitmore and Cindi Garris, son Randy Cordes, sister June Bischof, nine grandchildren, and sixteen great- grandchildren. Evans-Brown Mortuary (951) 679-1114
ADAMS IV, JOHN Q. Jan. 13, 1977 to Oct. 14, 2000 The World is a better place because of you! Our hearts have been broken, tears still flow and there is an empty space that can never be filled but through it all your presence has always been felt Your smile, kindness, integrity and large love of family and friends make us smile. We love talking about you and telling your stories Your Spirit lives on! Mom, Dad, Tara, Mike, Brad, Isabella and Alyssa
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80, long time resident of Sonoma County, died Monday, October 4, 2010 of a long illness. Jim is survived by his four children: Neya Ferrari, Lorna King, James Reaney Junior and Alexander Reaney; nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Jim graduated from Santa Rosa High School in 1948, was a Veteran of the, , a Chicken Rancher, long time employee of Stornetta's Dairy and Santa Rosa Memorial Park. The family would like to thank 5 Palms Care Home and Heartland Hospice for the loving and compassionate care they gave our father. Private services will be held. Donations may be made to Heartland Hospice, Canine Companions or your favorite charity.
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JAMES HENRY KETCHENS Passed away on October 11, 2010 his 87th birthday. He was born October 11, 1923 in Memphis, Tenn. James was preceded in death by his son, Michael, his sisters Dorothy, Josephine and Rose Bell and his grandson Robert Moquin. James is survived by his daughter Carolyn Davis (IN) and step daughter Dierdre Nichols (GA), grandchildren Christine Collett (IN), Richard Moquin (KY), Larry Michael Davis (CA), Nicole Houston (IN). Nine great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. James was the owner of Ketchens Realty, a proud member of Riverside #635 Masonic Lodge, Ungava #106 Chapter of Eastern Star, NRA, and American Legion and was honored recently as one of the oldest Veterans alive from
James Daniel O'Brien, Resident of Burlingame, Nov. 10, 1939-Oct. 12, 2010, Peacefully at home on October 12, 2010. Dearly beloved husband of Gay, dear father of Shannon and Kevin (Angie) O'Brien, adored Papa to Michael and Ryan Shehadi, Isabella and Kenzie O'Brien. He was loving brother to John (Hilary) O'Brien, Suzanne (Jim) Brady, Jane (Larry) Boehle. Also survived by a large extended family of nieces, nephews, and friends., Born in Providence, RI, Jim moved to California as a young boy with parents Jim and Peg O'Brien and siblings. He grew up in San Bruno, attending St. Catherine's Elementary School, Serra High School, and San Francisco State University., After time in the Air Force as an Airman First Class Canine Trainer, he joined the Burlingame Police Department in 1965 serving in the Special Police Detail (motorcycle) and as Director of the Canine Program. Upon retirement in 1994, Jim founded O'Brien Animal Transportation and Services (OATS), a source of many of his great stories including moving parakeets to Las Vegas, lions to Bolivia, and longhorn cattle to Germany., Full of Irish wit and charm, Jim's many interests included golfing, boating, duck hunting, and travel. He proudly served as Commodore of the Coyote Point Yacht Club -1995 and as President of the International Pet Travel Association., Visitation will be held at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1310 Bayswater Ave., Burlingame, where Jim was an active member for 43 years. Hours of visitation on Friday, October 15th are 6:30-7:30pm followed by Rosary., Mass of Christian Burial is at 11am on Saturday, October 16 with Internment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma. The family suggests donations to Hoofprints on the Heart, 455 Olivina Ave Livermore, CA 94551 in his memory. CROSBY-N. GRAY &, COMPANY (650) 342-6617
Went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, October 11, 2010. James is preceded in death by his wife Juanita Groves, 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, Oct.14th from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Eggen & Lance Chapel, a Funeral Service will be held Friday, Oct. 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
James Michael Thompson, Resident of Gilroy, Jan. 27, 1968-Oct. 10, 2010, James, a native of San Jose, was taken from us suddenly in a vehicle accident early Sunday morning, October 10th. Priding himself in balancing the needs of family & excelling in his career was his passion. He was an accomplished, talented high school and collegiate athlete., James is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 19 years, Jennifer Lee Thompson and his two loving children, Connor James (CJ) and Tea' Lee. James, beloved son of Michael and Donna Thompson of San Jose, adored brother of Jill Whitney of Portola, and William Thompson of San Jose, will be greatly missed by family, extended family and friends., Services will be held Saturday, October 16 at 10:30 at Church on the Hill, 500 Sands Dr. SJ. 95125., In lieu of flowers, donations to a trust created for the Thompson Children can be made in Jim's memory. For further details regarding donations call 408-998-7300
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.
Jean Battle, Resident of Santa Clara, Passed away peacefully on October 11, 2010 at the age of 87. She is survived by her son Randy Battle, her daughter and son in law, Nancy and Rick Mlakar. She was the proud grandmother of Beth and Katie Mlakar. A loving aunt and friend to many. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband John Battle and her sister Joann Martin., "Jeanne" will be remembered for her great courage, her faith and trust in her Heavenly Father and her loving kindness. She chose to see the best in everyone., In her honor a memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 4:30pm in the Chapel of Roses, Oak Hill Funeral Home, San Jose CA. A special thanks to the staff and her friends at Pacific Gardens Assisted Living for their loving care and support. Donations may be sent in her honor to Pacific Gardens "Jeanne Battle Employee Christmas Fund", Vitas Hospice or the charity of your choice.
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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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Barbara Sue Jessen Aug. 25, 1963 Oct. 12, 2010 Resident of Alameda Barbara Jessen peacefully passed away with her loving family by her side. .....
Jill Meyerriecks Trigaux of Newtown, died Monday, October 11, 2010. Much loved as a wife, mother and friend, Jill was an active artist and gardener. She touched many lives with her creativity, thoughtfulness and outreach. Born March 28, 1951 in New York City, her father was artist George Meyerriecks and her mother was nurse Marceline Stygles Meyerriecks. In New York, she attended the Red Brick and Spence Schools. After graduating from Danbury High School and Western Connecticut State University, she taught Kindergarten. Her husband, David, her children, Brett and Carolyn Peterson and Christopher and Matthew Trigaux; stepsons, Alexander and Jonathan Trigaux; her brother, Thad Meyerriecks and his family, Leslie Mason and Lucy Mason, survive her. A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at the Meeting House on Main Street in Newtown on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 3 p.m. Arrivals are welcome beginning at 2 and fellowship will be shared from 4 to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 344, Newtown, CT 06470.
BIEGEL, Joan Annette 65, of La Quinta, CA died October 12, 2010 in La Quinta, CA. She was born December 6, 1944 to William Biegel and Bernice (MacCrindle) Biegel in Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey. She was the Director of Recreation & Community Services for the City of Lakewood prior to retiring in December 2006. She was with the City of Lakewood for 19 years, City of Cerritos for 6 « years, City of Pomona for 6 years and LA County for 9 « years. Joan was a member of California Park & Recreation Society for 44 years, acting as President for the 1990-1991 term, The Women and Leisure Services, Soroptimist International in both La Quinta-Coachella Valley and Lakewood/Long Beach serving as President in both, La Quinta Park & Recreation Commission, Garden Club of the Desert, Woman Leaders Forum, Served as President of Greater Lakewood Heart Association and the Lakewood Meals on Wheels. She served as a board member for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Coachella Valley, Community Family Guidance Center, the Long Beach Council of Campfire and Su Casa Family Crisis Support Center and countless other organizations. She enjoyed travel, cooking, golf, wine tasting, entertaining, shopping, public service and volunteerism. She is survived by her partner James Burchit, La Quinta, CA; Her goddaughter Joyann Reed and her husband Phillip Canipe and daughter Katherine Canipe, Upland, CA; Her lifelong friend, Kathy Joy, Edmonds, WA; Her best friends Sandra and Gene Davis, La Quinta, CA, and the entire Molino family and many, many other friends. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00PM on October 15, 2010 at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 47-535 Highway 74, Palm Desert, CA. Burial will be at 11:30AM on October 16, 2010 at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, 10621 Victory Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA with FitzHenry-Wiefels Palm Desert, CA in charge of arrangements. The family suggests that donations be made to The Boys and Girls Club of Coachella Valley, 42-600 Cook Street, Suite 120, Palm Desert, CA 92211. Phone: 760-836-1160.
Joan Annette Biegel, 65, of La Quinta, Calif. died October 12, 2010 in La Quinta. She was born December 6, 1944 to William Biegel and Bernice (MacCrindle) Biegel in Ft. Monmouth, N.J. She was the Director of Recreation & Community Services for the City of Lakewood prior to retiring in December 2006. She was with the City of Lakewood for 19 years, City of Cerritos for six and a half years, City of Pomona for six years and LA County for nine and a half years. Joan was a member of California Park & Recreation Society for 44 years, acting as President for the 1990-1991 term, The Women and Leisure Services, Soroptimist International in both La Quinta-Coachella Valley and Lakewood/Long Beach serving as President in both, La Quinta Park & Recreation Commission, Garden Club of the Desert, Woman Leaders Forum, Served as President of Greater Lakewood Heart Association and the Lakewood Meals on Wheels. She served as a board member for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Coachella Valley, Community Family Guidance Center, the Long Beach Council of Campfire and Su Casa Family Crisis Support Center and countless other organizations. She enjoyed travel, cooking, golf, wine tasting, entertaining, shopping, public service and volunteerism. She is survived by her partner, James Burchit of La Quinta; her god-daughter, Joyann Reed and her husband, Phillip Canipe and daughter, Katherine Canipe of Upland, Calif.; her lifelong friend, Kathy Joy of Edmonds, Wash.; her best friends, Sandra and Gene Davis of La Quinta; and the entire Molino family and many, many other friends. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM on October 15, 2010 at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 47-535 Highway 74, Palm Desert, CA. Burial will be at 11:30 AM on October 16, 2010 at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, 10621 Victory Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA with FitzHenry-Wiefels Palm Desert CA in charge of arrangements. The family suggests that donations be made to The Boys and Girls Club of Coachella Valley, 42-600 Cook Street, Suite 120, Palm Desert, CA 92211. Phone: 760-836-1160.
JOAQUIN "KINO" LARA Age 88, resident of Beaumont, CA for 79 years, passed away 10/11/2010. Kino was born 08/09/1922 in Tracey, CA. He worked in construction and retired from the Lather\'s Union. He served in the
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Feather, John Boyd May 29, 1936 - October 11, 2010 John Boyd Feather John B. Feather of Fountain Valley died in a Newport Beach hospital, October 11. John was born in Santa Monica, California May 29, 1936. He graduated with an engineering degree from USC in 1958. He leaves his wife Mary; a sister, Claudia Hunt of Pomona; and a niece, Stephanie Schleh of Pomona. Services will be held at Inglewood Park Cemetery. Harbor Lawn-Mt. Olive Mortuary in Costa Mesa will be in charge of arrangements.
John Herman Williams, 75, of Indian Wells Calif. passed away on October 5, 2010 in Rancho Mirage Calif. John was born April 29, 1935 to John L. Williams and Helen Scherzinger in Long Beach, Calif. He married Caryl Rohrbach on September 12, 1992 in Indian Wells, Calif. He was the Deputy City Manager of Long Beach and General Manager of the Long Beach Gas and Electric Department. He worked for the City of Long Beach for 35 years. He was a member of the SAE Fraternity, Director of the FAMD of Indian Wells CC, President of the Colony HOA in Indian Wells CC, and Chairman of the Architectural Landscape Committee for the City of Indian Wells. He served in the Air Force Reserve. John is survived by his spouse Caryl Williams of Indian Wells Calif., Daughters Mindy Williams (Phil Polishuk) of Berkeley Calif., Shari Stokes (Danny of Corona Calif., Shelly Hartney (Bill) of Lake Elsinore Calif., Sons John S.Williams (Kellie) of Orinda Calif., Steven Rohrbach (Donna Sue) of Leon Iowa., and Scott Rohrbach of Moreno Valley Calif., brother Reese L. Williams of Long Beach Calif., 22 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be from 5-9pm at Forest Lawn in Cathedral City on October 12, 2010, with a service at the Ramon Chapel at 11am on October 13, 2010 at Forest Lawn, 69-855 E. Ramon Rd., Cathedral City Calif. Interment will be on October 18, 2010 at Forest Lawn in Cathedral City.
John Joseph Thomas, Sr., 90 years, passed away on Oct. 8, 2010 at home with his family., John was born July 17, 1920 in Saverton, Mo., to Eli and Mary Thomas, Romanian immigrants who settled in the hills of Missouri where John grew up with his four sisters and two brothers during the Great Depression years. He attended Quincy College Academy in Quincy, Ill., 1935-39 where he was on the varsity football team for three seasons and was elected Captain in his senior year., When WWII began in 1941, John served for 57 months in the Army and Army Air Force. While in the military John met his beloved wife Lucy at a USO dance; they were married on June 1, 1946 and lived in Massachusetts for 20 years until they moved to Ventura in 1966., John graduated from Bentley School of Accounting and Finance in Boston, Mass. He worked for the Knapp Shoe, Green Shoe and Stride-Rite Shoe Mfg. Cos. until he opened his own shoe stores in 1956 in Norwood, Mass., and then Ventura. The J. Thomas Shoe Store operated at the Victoria Plaza until John retired in 1985., After retirement John enjoyed fishing at Lake Casitas and the Northern California mountains where he and Lucy would relax. His favorite hobby was collecting antique fishing tackle and he was a member of the National Fishing Lure Collector Club for over 30 years., His pride and joy was his family. He always felt that he was blessed for over 60 years of marriage to his loving wife Lucy, their ten children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He attended Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Ventura and was a Eucharistic Minister for over 30 years; he and Lucy were active in the Family-to-Family program., John leaves behind his ten children: Donna, Teresa (Steve), Catherine, Rosemary (Jerry), John II (Phyllis), Margaret (Andrew), David (Sheila), Joanne, Paul (Kenna), Patricia (Glen); 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and his cherished friend, Molly Maurette., Viewing from 2 to 7 p.m. and Rosary at 7 p.m. held on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home, Ventura. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Ventura. Interment to follow at Santa Clara Cemetery in Oxnard. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to St. Vincent DePaul Society or Catholic Charities., The family expresses our deep appreciation to Father Steve Davoren, Belo Deligero and Vitas Hospice nurses. John has been entrusted to the care of family owned Joseph Reardon Funeral Home, 757 E. Main St., Ventura; 643-8623.
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.
John F. Roake, Resident of Menlo Park, May 21, 1918 - Oct. 11, 2010, A long time Bay Area resident, passed away quietly in his sleep at age 92, surrounded by many of his loved ones while under palliative care at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Palo Alto. Scholar, decorated combat Marine, teacher, and lawyer for many years, Roake raised eight children in Burlingame and Hillsborough. In his later years he moved to Alameda with his wife Elizabeth, before returning to the VA Facility to live out his twilight years among his fellow warriors and abundant visitors. He loved it there., Roake was a fine father and doting grandfather. He was raised in adversity and passed along a sense of perseverance to those who knew him. He grew up in austere conditions in South Boston among his eleven brothers and sisters, yet attended Boston Latin and the Boston College on scholarships. At first rejected by the Marines as too small with poor eyesight when, erupted, he worked out relentlessly and became a Marine Lieutenant, who served heroically in the Marshall Island Pacific Campaign, where he lost a leg to enemy action. He never let his one leg slow him down. He recuperated at Mare Island, developing a love of the Bay Area. He was medically retired from the Marines, returned to Boston to marry Ellen Foley, and then returned to San Francisco where he and Ellen remained and raised eight children. John taught at Balboa High School in San Francisco while attending USF at night to earn his Juris Doctorate degree, and received his Masters at San Francisco State. After entering private practice for a few years, he then became an Assistant District Attorney in San Mateo County, before returning to private practice and teaching at the College of San Mateo. He was a member of The California Bar Association, The Knights of Columbus, Boston College Alumni, Serra High School and St. Bartholomew's Men's Club and several civic organizations throughout San Mateo County. He was a man of grit yet always offered a kind gesture towards those he loved and those in need. All reveled in his spell binding tales. All will sorely miss him., Roake is survived by his eight children by Ellen Roake :(Michael (Joanne), Patricia Russell (Darrell); Bill (Cris); Tim (Kathleen); Ann; Denis (Joni); Deirdre McQuillan (Kevin); and Jim (Tracey); 12 beloved grandchildren, and 4 Great grand children; and his second wife, Elizabeth and her children/grandchildren. Services will be held on Monday, October 18, 2010, at 10 a.m. (viewing) and 11:00 am (services) at Skylawn Memorial Park/ Lifemark Center at Highway 92 and Skyline Blvd., San Mateo,, . There will be a luncheon reception after. In lieu of flowers, you are welcome to make contributions to The Samaritan House at 4031 Pacific Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94403 or online at
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Joseph Daniel Laufersweiler passed away on Oct. 11, 2010 from cancer. Joe was born in 1930 in Columbus, Ohio., He is a graduate of the St. Charles Preparatory School after which he started his studies at Notre Dame (B.S. biology) and completed his studies after serving a tour in the US Air Force at the Ohio State University (M.S. and PhD botany). He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Judith Laufersweiler; his children, Mark Laufersweiler (wife Barbara) of Oklahoma, and Juliana Secrist (husband James) of Ohio; and his grandchildren, Joseph D. and John V. Laufersweiler and Hannah A. Secrist., He retired as Professor Emeritus of Biology from the University of Dayton in 1994 and moved to California in 1997. A daily swimmer, he and his wife enjoyed their retirement to the fullest. He was a proud docent serving the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library for the last eight years. Not given to fanfare, he was loved by his family and greatly admired by his colleagues and friends., There will be visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14 at Griffin Family Funeral Chapel in Camarillo. A funeral mass will be held in Columbus, Ohio at a later date., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation/Annenberg Educational Department in the memory of Joseph Laufersweiler; Reaganfoundation.org, 805-522-2977., Funeral arrangements under the direction of Griffin Family Funeral Chapel, 482-1166.
JOSEPH WALTER GEISEL Age 87, resident of Riverside, CA for 43 years, passed away in his sleep on 10/09/2010. Joseph was born 05/27/1923 in Riverside, CA. He was employed by Sunkist Growers-Ontario for 5 years as a Systems Analyst and retired as a Professor at Chaffey College after 15 years of service. Joseph served in the U.S. Air Force for 23 years earning the rank of Major. He graduated from Riverside Grant Elementary, Central Jr. High, Poly High and received his BS degree in Business Management at the Univ. of California-Berkeley. Joseph is survived by his wife, Beverly Christine Geisel; daughter, Karen Christine Schmitt (Robert); son, Craig Randall Geisel; 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Visitation 10/17/2010, from 5-8pm at Acheson & Graham Mortuary. Graveside Service 10/18/2010, 10:30am at Riverside National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to . Arrangements under the direction of Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary (951) 688-1221 To offer further condolences please visit
Born September 19, 1925, End of Watch October 11, 2020 at the age of 85. Born to Katie and Mike Aleksick of Zeigler, Il. Everyone had the greatest respect for his fine service to his country and Sonoma County. Loving husband to Mary Lois Aleksick for 47 years; adored father to Ralph and wife Johnee, Mike and his wife Linda, Ricky and wife Rosie, Michelle and husband Aaron, Vici Sutton, Melody McMath and husband David, Joe and wife Traci; adored friend to Joan Feinblum; he is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends who will miss him greatly. For 21 years, he served his country in, , Korean Conflict and Vietnam War where he achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer. After settling in Sonoma County he served the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, where he worked as Sergeant in charge of the Russian River sub-station until 1980. He proudly retired from the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office in 1980. Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Friday, October 15, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Ave, Santa Rosa, interment to follow at Santa Rosa Memorial Park with military honors. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 525-3730
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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Julie (Salis) Carboni, age 95 of Danbury, wife of the deceased Fred Carboni, Sr., died peacefully at Pope John Paul II Center on Tuesday, October 12, 2010. She was born in Grand Island, Nebraska on September 11, 1915. She was the daughter of the late Jenny Metros Salis and Kiriakos Salis. Her family relocated to Danbury in 1929. She was a graduate of Main Street School, Class of 1931. Julie was an ambitious lady who was employed by several local companies in her younger years. Her jobs ranged from retail at Markoff Shoes and Pershing Pharmacy to factory work at Bardens and AppleBee Shirt Company. She also found time to volunteer at Danbury Hospital. She loved cooking, Broadway Shows and the many stray animals that found their way to her stoop. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was predeceased by her beloved daughter, Jacqueline Carboni Neves whom she has now joined in heaven. She is survived by her son, Fred Carboni of Palm Coast, Fla. and his children, Christine Hanson, Fred Carboni, and Michael Carboni; one son-in-law, Frank Neves Sr.; and also survived by Jackie's children, Frank Neves, Jr., Scott Neves, and Jason Neves, In addition, she leaves behind her 10 great-grandchildren, Matthew and Alexander Hanson, Cassandra, Brittany, and Justin Neves, Erica and Molly Carboni, Jessica Neves, and Jason and Allen Neves. Julie was known to make her way around town on foot. No walk was too far for Julie or one of the grandchildren she would proudly take with her. Sadly, her physical limitations won out and she became home bound in her later years. Regardless of Julie's lack of mobility, you could always count on having a homemade baked treat when you visited her home. She looked forward to calls from her many friends especially Beverly and William Snell and Jackie Porter who held a special place in her heart. There will be no calling hours, only a graveside service on Friday, October 15, 2010 at 11 a.m. in Wooster Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to local animal shelters in Julie's memory. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Green Funeral Home, in Danbury.
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.,
LUDWIG, KATHRYN MAE Sept. 28, 1927 - Oct. 12, 2010 Memorial Service on Monday, October 18, 2010 at 10 a.m. Christ Lutheran Church, 7929 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa, CA 91941 Conrad Lemon Grove Mortuary
LANE, Kady Ruth Born on Dec. 18, 1949 in Cleveland, Ohio, died on Oct. 7, 2010 in Santa Monica. Animal lover, comedian, legal secretary. Her suffering is over.
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Marine Cpl. Kevin Cueto, 23, died in Afghanistan on June 22, 2010. He grew up in San Jose and Campbell, Calif..
June 21, 1934 - October 11, 2010 Born in Holtville, CA. Retired as a long line truck driver for Foster Farms. Survived by his wife of 55 years, Helen Nishihama, his sons Tracy and John Nishihama, daughters Shirley Geoble, Linda Levesque and Gina Nishihama, grandsons Robin, Derek, Hayden, Brandon, Quintin and Garrett, granddaughter Deseray and great granddaughter Sakura. He was a great husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and will be truly missed. At his request, private family gathering. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Hinds Hospice, 410 W. Main St., Merced, CA 95340.
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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Lawrence Joseph Savino, age 65, of Somis, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Oct. 2 at home., Lawrence was born on July 23, 1945 in the Bronx, N.Y., and has been a Ventura County resident for the past 38 years after moving here from the San Fernando Valley. He retired as psych tech from the Camarillo State Hospital after it closed in 1997. He then went to work for the Ventura County Mental Health where he retired just last year. Lawrence served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Campaign and received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart., He is survived by his brothers, Carl Savino and Michael Savino, and many loving friends., A service will be held privately in New York. Arrangements were made with the assistance of Griffin Family Funeral Chapels, Camarillo; 482-1166.
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.
Leslie John Winters, 61, of Redding died Saturday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Lawncrest Chapel in Redding (222-1587).
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 18, 2010 at 11:00 AM followed by a celebration of life at Indian Palms Country Club, Indio.
LILLIAN RANDALL, 101, of Nipomo passed away October 11, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of the Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.
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.
LORI KERSHAW, 53, of Grover Beach passed away October 12, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of the Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.
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
Passed away peacefully in her home in Petaluma on October 10, 2010 at the age of 79. Born on December 28, 1930, raised, educated and married in San Francisco, Lorraine earned her teaching credentials and worked as an elementary school teacher. In 1953 she married San Francisco native Robert (Bob) Amsler at Star of the Sea Catholic church. After Bob served in the, in Korea, they settled in Orange County where she worked as a full-time homemaker and mother to their three children. In 1968 Lorraine went back to work part-time as a substitute teacher. They moved back to the bay area in 1970 and settled in Novato. Lorraine worked until retirement at Fireman's Fund in San Rafael, then she and Bob moved to Petaluma in 1993. Lorraine enjoyed reading, art, music, theatre, cooking, gardening, exercise, travel, camping and spending time with her family. She always had a positive attitude and a smile on her face. She will be remembered by those who knew her as Sweet Lorraine. Lorraine was preceded in death by parents Joseph and Constance Riviello, daughter Diane Amsler, husband Bob Amsler and brother Cosmo "Vic" Riviello. She is survived by son, Mark Amsler of Petaluma, daughter Lisa Parnow of Petaluma, son-in-law Peter and grandsons Charlie and Eric Parnow of Petaluma, and grandson Kevin Parnow of San Francisco. Friends are invited to join family members for a Celebration of Lorraine's Life aboard The Empress, Sunday, October 17th at 2:00 p.m. sharp, 310 Harbor Drive, Sausalito, returning between 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully accepted to Hospice of Petaluma or your favorite charity.
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February-27-1963 to September 11th, 2010 With trumpets blasting and angels dancing, Lucille Dale cart wheeled into heaven on September, 11th 2010. The kingdom will never be the same! Upon her arrival, Lucy was smothered with love and hugs from her Dad, Tim Dale, her brother Tim Jr. and Grandmother's Lucille Dale and Alice Shephard. After being relieved from a decade of illness and confinement to a wheelchair, Lucy's shouts of joy could be heard throughout the heavens. Lucy's family and friends take great comfort in knowing that her pain and suffering has ended. Lucy loved Girl Scouts, Cheerleading, "Big Time Wrestling" and fishing with her family when she was young. She was an accomplished pool player, loved camping, crocheting, scrapbooking, needlepoint and her work as a nurses assistant with the elderly. Volunteer work was a passion for Lucy, including Children's International, St. Joseph Hospital and words of encouragement to anyone in need. Lucy leaves behind her Son, Cody Dale and the two apples of her eyes; her Granddaughter, Elise and Grandson Owen. Also missing Lucy is her Mom, Viola Dale. Her sisters, Teresa Janowski (Husband Frank) and Kim Apelar (Husband Tracy). Her brother, John Barber (Wife Erika) along with many wonderful nieces and nephews, especially her niece, Trisha Dale who was her care provider, confidant and friend. She also will be missed by her wonderful friends at Silvercrest. Lucy left explicit instructions that we were "not to mourn her death, but we were to celebrate her new life" Please join us in a Celebration of Lucy's new life on Sunday, October, 17th from 2 pm to 4 pm at Silvercrest, 2141 Tydd Street in Eureka. Please sign the guest book at
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 JEAN FRANKLIN AUG 19, 1945 - OCT 10, 2010 Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Sister She is survived by her husband Johnnie Franklin, daughter Kimberly Mortensen of San Diego, sisters, Myrna Gilbreath and Eloise Anderson, both of Oroville, andCarole Beavers and Dale Mintz, both of Paradise. She was predeceased by her brother, Vinal Perkins.
SCHACKMAN, MARK DAVID 10/14/68 - 7/2/2001 Happy Birthday Babe, we miss you. Love Mom, Dad & Paul
MRS. ORA OLSON, age 91, resident of Santa Maria, CA. passed away October 11, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens
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Margaret Lee Feliz Sherlock, born January 5, 1931 in Santa Barbara to Richard Anthony Feliz and Alda Lee Goodrich and died October 11, 2010 in Manhattan Beach. She graduated with a B.A. in art from UCSB. She was an award-winning artist in the South Bay for more than 30 years. She enjoyed 3 years as a stewardess for United Airlines based in Salt Lake City and L.A. and was a member of Clipped Wings. After being grounded by marriage, Margaret became a travel agent in Washington, D.C. and Manhattan Beach, which enabled her to travel the world. She loved to fly and also loved turbulence. One of her favorite flights was the six-stop flight from L.A. to Sacramento. The nickname for this flight rhymes with comet. Margaret was very proud of her ancestry. She was an active member of both Los Californianos and Los Descendientes and the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation. She was a direct descendant of Jose' Antonio Feliz, the original resident of the Spanish Land Grant Rancho Feliz, now called Griffith Park. Recently, Margaret spoke of hiring the Blackwater mercenaries to storm city hall, invoke the ghost that haunts the property, and take the whole thing back. Thankfully, we talked her out of it. A few years back, when King Juan Carlos of Spain came to visit Los Angeles, she was invited to luncheon and dedication of a statue honoring the descendants of the founding families of Alta, California. He too was unable to attend the wedding. She has cousins by the dozens: some of California's founding families she was related to the Carillos, the De La Guerras, the Cotas, the Ruizs, the Reids, the Cabrillos, the Bandinnis and many more. Another historical figure in her background was Artemis Maguire who was killed in the Battle of Blue Licks in Kentucky during the Revolutionary War. He did not attend the wedding. In 1955, Margaret married Warren Curtis Sherlock at the old mission in Santa Barbara in 105-degree weather. The wedding cake melted. Fortunately, it was not a portent of things to come. Many of Margaret's ancestors are buried in the mission and the mission garden. They also did not attend the wedding. Three beautiful children were born to them: Brian Richard, Scott Martin and Mary Lee (Howard), who gave them eight grandchildren: Matthew, Natalie, Eva, Benjamin and Gabriel born to Brian and Ferra. Jordan, Connor and McKenna Lee born to Mary Lee. Visitation will be held at White & Day Mortuary in Manhattan Beach on Thursday, October 21, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., followed by a funeral Mass at American Martyrs Catholic Church at 2:00 p.m. A reception will be in the Blessed Kateri Room at American Martyrs from 3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Santa Barbara at a later date. Please sign the guestbook at
SHERLOCK, Margaret Lee Feliz Born Jan. 5, 1931 in Santa Barbara to Richard Anthony Feliz and Alda Lee Goodrich. Died Oct. 11, 2010 in Manhattan Beach. Visitation will be held at White & Day Mortuary in Manhattan Beach on Thursday, October 21, 2010 from 9:00 A.M to 1:00 P.M, followed by a Funeral Mass at American Martyrs Catholic Church at 2:00 PM. A reception will be in the Blessed Kateri Room at American Martyrs from 3:00 PM 5:00 PM. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Santa Barbara at a later date. Please go to the mortuary's website, www.LAfuneral.com to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services. White and Day Mortuary Manhattan Beach 310-792-7575
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.,
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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 G. WILSON APR 19, 1914 - OCT 11, 2010 Age 96 of Patterson. Former resident of Norristown, PA and Los Angeles, CA. Donations . Services conducted by Hillview Funeral Chapel, Patterson.
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 Pearl Burrus 1930 - 2010 Marjorie Pearl Burrus, of Bakersfield, CA went to be with her Lord Jesus on Monday, October 11, 2010. We celebrated her 80th birthday on July 6th. She was dearly loved by all that knew her and will be greatly missed. Marjorie is survived by her son, Walter Burrus; her daughter, Donna Hayes; and her twin daughters, Kimberly Burnham and husband Jim, and Beverly Smith and husband Ron; along with her grandchildren, Heather Hayes, Jimmy Burnham, Ashley Halbrook (Burrus) and husband Brandon, Amy Collins (Burnham) and husband Charlie, Anna Batterton (Hayes) and husband Jeff, Alyssa Burnham, and Bobby Hayes. Her great grandchildren include Emily, Makaylyn, Ashlynn, and Shane. The family would like to thank all of her caregivers at Emeritus. The service will be held on Friday, October 15, at Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary, 9101 Kern Canyon Road, 93306. The visitation will commence at 10:00 a.m. and will conclude at noon. The chapel service is to begin at 1 p.m.
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.
Martha Waite, 82, of Shasta Lake died Friday at Canyonwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Lawncrest Chapel in Redding (222-1587).
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BENTHAM, Mary Claire (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 Preserntation 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
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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
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MAX MILAN EATON aka "The Walking Man of Lake Elsinore" 91, Resident of Laguna Hills for 5 years, formerly long-term resident of Lake Elsinore, 20+ years, passed away 10/10/10, due to natural causes at Dove Canyon in home of Janet Wells. Max was born 05/05/1919 in St. Johns, Michigan. He was Chief Accountant for Lear Siegler for 35 years, Santa Ana, CA. He retired as a Sergeant from the Army where he received the Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Theater Medal, with 1 bronze battle star, 1 Service Stripe, the Good Conduct Medal and American Defense Ribbon. He traveled overseas to serve his country on the Queen Mary. He received his AA from Cleary College in Ypsilanti, MI. Max is survived by his partner, Ruth Cavin; daughters, Denise Sheppard of Richmond, BC, Janet Wells of Dove Canyon, CA and Lisa Biakanja of Huntington Beach, CA; step-daughter, Julie Burlison of Laguna Niguel, CA; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Kristy Kirchner. Memorial Service 10/15/10, 11am at Evans-Brown Mortuaries, 126 E. Graham Ave., Lake Elsinore, 92530 with Celebration of Life Reception, at 11:45am at Elsinore Woman\'s Club, 710 W. Graham Ave., Lake Elsinore, CA 92530. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice of Saddleback Valley, Attn: Cheryl Lanterna, 23521 Paseo de Valencia, Suite 100, Laguna Hills, CA 92653. Services Handled by: EVANS BROWN MORTUARY Dignified Caring Professional Lake Elsinore ~ (951) 674-3141 On-Line Condolences
May Segui, 91, of Redding died Wednesday at Kirkwood Assisted Living in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
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.
MICHAEL BLACK, 57, of Grover Beach, died Oct. 12, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Lady Family Mortuary and Crematory of Arroyo Grande.
Michael I. Krupnick, of Sedona, Ariz., Tucson, Ariz., and originally from Chicago, Ill. passed away October 1, 2010. The loving brother of Susan Krupnick of Palm Desert, Calif.; committed partner of Max Vosskuhler of Sedona, Ariz.; loving Uncle of Simon Wiskowski and Sam Krupnick; dearest friend of Judy Clinco of Tucson, Ariz., and so many more; nephew of Rabbi Sam and Judith Broude of Oakland, Calif.; and cousin to many. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Elaine Krupnick of Chicago. Michael was co-founder of the PeaceBuilders program in Tucson. He was the founding chair of the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona's Marketing Advisory Group and led its nationally groundbreaking Jewish legacy initiative The Endowment Book of Life. Michael was a kind and generous person, who touched many lives in a rich and positive way. He will be remembered as a loyal and trustworthy friend, and someone whose life made an incredible difference in the world. In Michael's honor, you may make donations to the Caregiver Training Institute, 1940 E. Silverlake Rd., Tucson, AZ 85713.
Michael J. Perrotti, age 73 of Danbury, passed away peacefully with his daughter Michele by his side on Monday, October 11, 2010 at Danbury Hospital. He was born in Danbury, August 3, 1937, son of the late Michael J. Perrotti, Sr. and Mildred (Sacco) Perrotti. He attended Danbury Schools and was a Danbury resident all of his life. He worked in retail and later in life you could find "Mike" at the old Shell Gas Station on North Street. He was an avid Bowler in the 60s and 70s and was a die hard NY Yankee and Giants fan. He enjoyed doing his puzzle books, driving his grandchildren everywhere and spending time with the Mastrianni family. "Poppy" will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Mike is survived by his daughter, Michele Mastrianni, her husband, Jerry, their children, Andrew, Marli and Joeli; son, Nick Perrotti and his children, Sierra and Taylor; daughter, Cathy Larkin, her husband, Steven, and their children, Joshua, Elisabeth, Benjamin and Abigail; son, Michaelpaul Perrotti and his daughter, Kimberly; sisters, Christine Ritchie and Gerry Morrissey; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Donations may be made in memory of Michael Perrotti to The Brain Injury Assoc. of CT, Inc., 200 Day Hill Road, Suite 250,Windsor, CT 06095 OR The Jaxxon Reed Fund, c/o Champion, 64 Mill Plain Road, Danbury CT 06811. The family will receive friends in the Hull Funeral Home, 60 Division St., Danbury, Friday evening from 5 to 8. A service will be held at 7:30 during the calling hours.
In Loving Memory of Mike Arias October 14, 1944 - July 13, 2010 Happy Birthday Mike! Love your Family
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Reverend Milton Wise Of San Francisco, Ca was called home to be with the Lord on October 10, 2010. Rev. Wise was born June 9, 1915 in Longstreet, La to James and Janie Wise. He married Irma Johnson in 1939 and they moved to San Francisco where he worked as a Longshoreman and attended Bay College. In 1970 Rev. Wise was called to the St. Matthew Baptist Church of Oakland, Ca where he was pastor for 40 years. Rev. Wise is survived by 10 children, an adopted daughter, 32 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives. He was preceded in death by a son, Lanare Wise, and his beloved wife, Irma Wise. Friends may visit Friday, Oct. 15, after 10am and are invited to attend the Homegoing Celebration of Rev. Milton Wise, 11am (All) at Abyssinian Missionary Baptist Church, 528 33rd Street, Oakland. Burial to follow at Olivet Memorial Park, 1601 Hillside Blvd, Colma. Please log on to www.duggansserra.com to sign the guestbook.
MONICA FISHER, 83, of Lompoc, who died Wednesday, October 6, 2010. Arrangements are pending at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary.
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Joe G. Morones ESCONDIDO -- Mr. Morones, formerly of Escondido, Calif., passed away Thursday, September 23,2010. He was born March 20,1923. He was preceded .....
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Nina Berenice Wadley October 20, 1921 - October 11, 2010 Nina Berenice Wadley passed away Monday, October 11, 2010. She was at home with Prissy and Jack, in the devoted care of Comfort Keepers Debbie Force and Diane Nixon, with the love of family near and far. She will always be in the hearts of her daughter, Christine Arthur; grandchildren families: Scott, Barbara, Zoe, Clair, and Grace Arthur; Julie, Kyle, and Arabella Beacock; David and Erika Arthur. Please join us in graveside services Friday, October 15th, at 3:00 p.m., at Greenlawn Memorial Park (River Blvd.) to be conducted by Pastor Frank Ward of her Columbus Street Baptist Church family. We thank Hoffmann Hospice for their support.
August 2, 1934 - October 9, 2010 Odell Brewer was born on August 2, 1934 in Lawton, Oklahoma to parents David & Essie Brewer. On Saturday, October 9, 2010 he went home to be with the Lord surrounded by his love ones. Odell is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and a sister. Odell is survived by his wife Mary Ann Brewer; children, Debra Bishop and son-in law Kim, Jim Brewer and daughter-in-law Carolyn, Kristina Cook and son-in-law BJ; 13 Grandchildren and 3 Great children Odell was employed as a mechanic for John Roth Chevrolet for over 25 years. He also used his mechanic skills on hobbies that he was passionate about; go-cart and stock-car racing.After retiring he carried on his passion of racing by being the #1 Dad and Crew Chief on his son's race car. He also enjoyed going fishing and spending time with his family. He will be truly missed, but his memory will live on forever in the hearts of his family and friends. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, October 15, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Merced District Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home.
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ANAYA -- Henrietta Anaya, 64, of Los Banos died Friday. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. today, Whitehurst Funeral Chapel. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday, St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
ORVAL HAYNIE, 86, a resident of Santa Maria, passed away on October 8th, 2010. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Lori Family Mortuary.
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April 22, 1917 - October 7, 2010 Born in Ryder, North Dakota, the daughter of Mary and William Carter. She was one of seven children. Pat met her future husband Frank Pietsch, while living in Michigan. They were married February 7, 1942 in Missouri, while Frank was in the Army. During the later 40's and early 50's Pat worked as a comptometer operator at Thomas Cadillac in Los Angeles while her husband pursued a chemistry degree at the
Paul Bruno (McLaughlin) Ferrari 5/31/1971 - 10/9/2010 Paul Ferrari died suddenly at the age of 39 in San Rafael last Saturday morning. Paul was born and raised in San Francisco and moved to Marin County as a teenager. He attended Redwood High School and College of Marin. Paul was an electrical contractor with 21 years of experience. He founded his own business, Bayside Electric Co., in 2003. Paul is survived by his loving wife Jennifer Mary Ferrari, 29 and his two children Savannah Grace Ferrari, 21 months, and Mason Cooper Ferrari, three months. Paul was taken unexpectedly, and his death is a tragic loss for everyone that knew him. He is loved and missed tremendously by his wife and two young children left behind. Rosary and viewing will be Thursday October 14th at 7:00 PM at Saint Raphael's Church in San Rafael. Funeral Mass will be Friday October 15th at 11:00 AM also at Saint Raphael's Church. Interment to follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in San Rafael. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to The Savannah Grace & Mason Cooper Trust Fund at Wells Fargo C/O Mitchelle Hooshyari FBO Paul McLaughlin Ferrari Acct. No. 2655894927 Monte's Chapel Of The Hills San Anselmo ~ 453-8440, Paul Bruno (McLaughlin) Ferrari 5/31/1971 - 10/9/2010 Paul Ferrari died suddenly at the age of 39 in San Rafael last Saturday morning. Paul was born and raised in San Francisco and moved to Marin County as a teenager. He attended Redwood High School and College of Marin. Paul was an electrical contractor with 21 years of experience. He founded his own business, Bayside Electric Co., in 2003. Paul is survived by his loving wife Jennifer Mary Ferrari, 29 and his two children Savannah Grace Ferrari, 21 months, and Mason Cooper Ferrari, three months. Paul was taken unexpectedly, and his death is a tragic loss for everyone that knew him. He is loved and missed tremendously by his wife and two young children left behind. Rosary and viewing will be Thursday October 14th at 7:00 PM at Saint Raphael's Church in San Rafael. Funeral Mass will be Friday October 15th at 11:00 AM also at Saint Raphael's Church. Interment to follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in San Rafael. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to The Savannah Grace & Mason Cooper Trust Fund at Wells Fargo C/O Mitchelle Hooshyari FBO Paul McLaughlin Ferrari Acct. No. 2655894927 Monte's Chapel Of The Hills San Anselmo ~ 453-8440
HOFFELDER, PAUL CLAUDE June 5, 1957 to September 18, 2010 Paul Hoffelder, 53, died September 18, 2010 following a long illness with kidney disease. He graduated from Clairemont High School 1975 then worked his entire adult life for the family business, Sorrento Electric. Most recently he served as Vice President. Paul was a very kind man with a close circle of friends. Everyone enjoyed being in his company. He enjoyed Nascar, Chargers, and his family. To know Paul was to love him. He was recently predeceased by his mother, Janice Hoffelder. He is survived by his father Jack, brother Brian, and his brother/best friend, David. There will be a Celebration of Paul's Life Sunday, October 17, 2010 at noon taking place at the family home in Clairemont.
Pamela Wilkinson Lee, Mar 4, 1961-June 17, 2010 Survived by son Brandon and daughter Samantha. Remembrance July 10, 2010. 408-239-0216.
Went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, October 11, 2010. James is preceded in death by his wife Juanita Groves, 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
PATRICIA A. BAPTISTA FEB 1942 ~ OCT 2010 Patricia Baptista, 68, of Turlock passed away at Brandel Manor on Monday, October 11. She was born in Riverside, CA to Jack and Grace Murray. She was raised in Southern California and had lived in the Turlock area for 48 years. Patricia worked for Safeway throughout the Central Valley, for 35 years ending her career as an assistant manager. She was a member of Monte Vista Chapeland was a small group leader. She was also a member of Backcountry Horsemen Club. God and family were her life. Patricia is survived by her husband Alvin Baptista; children Robert Herrington of Modesto, Daniel Herrington of Texas, Christopher Herringtonof Denair, Denise Davis of Turlock and Debra Nielsen of Napa, CA; grandchildren Ryndee, Bryan, Kyle, Cierra, Joshua, Megan, Matthew, James, Kristopher and Ashley; three great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her first husband Bobby Herrington. A visitation will be at Allen Mortuary on Friday, October 15 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. The funeral will be at Allen Mortuary on Saturday, October 16 at 10:00 a.m. with burial following at Turlock Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Emanuel, P.O. Box 819005, Turlock, CA 95381. Please share your memories at, www.allenmortuary.com. ALLEN MORTUARY
A 37-year resident of Gardena, passed away peacefully at home on October 10, 2010 after a 4 1/2 year battle with cancer at the age of 62. She was born on December 1, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois. She is survived by her husband, Harry of 37 years; her daughter, Kelli (Mike) Noguchi; her son, Eric; her brother, Bruce (sister-in-law Mary and niece Courtney) Iwasaki; sister, Priscilla Iwasaki; her dog, Charlie; her cat, Alex; and her many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Minnie Iwasaki; her granddaughter, Katie Lynn Noguchi; and her cats, Sha-Sha and Buster. Pat loved life. She had a heart of gold and was kind to everyone and everything. She was the heart and soul of her family. Her favorite hobbies were telling stories, cooking for family, fishing, volunteering, making jewelry and macrame, playing poker and slot-machines, and going to the beach. She loved people and animals. She loved to make others smile and laugh. She was selfless, funny, soulful, caring, and a beautiful person inside and out. She believed we all have a purpose in life and to never stop giving up on living life to the fullest. She is greatly loved and will be greatly missed as a wife, mom, sister, and friend. "Momma, we all love you so much. We will miss your physical presence but your spirit and soul will be with us always and forever. You truly are special. Always have been and always will be. Love you forever and ever!! Please give Katie lots of love from all of us and thank you for taking good care of her in heaven and for watching over us like you've always did. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at Rice Chapel in Torrance. Please sign the guest book at
Mother entered peacefully to rest, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 at her home in Ventura., Born July 10, 1927 to Harry J. and Mable M. Rowe, she grew up in Danbury, Wis., on her daddy's farm. The largest of all her siblings at twelve pounds, she was the only child to require a midwife. The family later moved to California where she began her own family. She married Melvin E. Schmidt May 10, 1964 in Reno, Nev. She loved square dancing, and belonged to several groups of dancers in Santa Rosa. She enjoyed collections of every kind, old family photos, storytelling and of course, her ever growing family. She will be remembered as the Avon lady to most around Ventura, Oxnard and Northern California. She took many families under her wing and they too became part of our family, learning to speak their languages and loving them as if they were her own., She is survived by her loving husband, Melvin E. Schmidt, who was the love of her life; two sons, Otis J. Lozinto (Florida), George A. Davis (California); a son, Harry R. Lozinto, Sr.(California), predeceased her in 2002; two daughters, Victoria L. Guyett (New York) and Leah E. Barber (California); one sister, Naomi Bruhns (Oregon); grandchildren include 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Her siblings, all deceased, were Harvey and Bob Springer, Chuck and Bud Rowe, Joyce Wendt and Joanne Smith. Extended family all from the east coast, Tommy, Brian, Bobby, Marvin Schmidt, Gwen Schutta (deceased), five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Family by marriage includes Margery Wilk, (Michigan), Edwin Schmidt, and Lloyd Schmidt (Florida). A brother-in-law, Earl Schmidt, predeceased her. She will be dearly missed by all., "Please do not cry for me, I am not gone I will live in your hearts and memories forever."
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
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PAULINE ABATTO, 84, of Santa Maria, passed away October 13, 2010. Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory
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Lydia Perman, 94, passed away peacefully October 11, 2010, at home. Mrs. Perman was born November 5, 1915, in Washburn, North Dakota to Jacob .....
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Philip M. Hegland, Resident of San Jose, Born on Feb. 15, 1947 in Los Angeles, CA. Died in his home in San Jos, Aug. 24 , 2010, surrounded by his wife (Mercy), and children, Mark (Michelle), Greg, (Cindy), He is also survived by his sister, Helen Bennett (Jerry), his mother in law, Irmina Bueno and aunt Dolores Bueno., Phil was a scientist, dedicated to pursuing the knowledge of physics and astronomy. He was an avid bicyclist, hiker and traveler. He will be greatly missed., A Memorial Mass and Celebration of Life for Phil will be held at Church of the Ascension, 12033 Miller Ave Saratoga, Oct. 23, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a reception in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America,
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John J. Phillips, a 21 year resident of Woodbridge, CA, passed away on October 11, 2010 at the age of 57. He was born .....
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.
Regina Marie (Nina) Lopez Eddington Died suddenly and unexpectedly at her home in Mill Valley on October 8, 2010. Nina was born July 5, 1962 in New York City, New York the second of three daughters to Joan (Boehm) Lopez and A. Peter Lopez. Nina spent the first part of her life swimming in the Atlantic and playing in the sand dunes on the beaches of Long Island, NY. At the age of 13, she moved to New Milford, CT and traded in the beaches for long bicycle rides and hikes in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains. Nina graduated from New Milford High School in 1980. While at NMHS, she was a member of the gymnastics team and a leader in organizing school social activities. She attended Goucher College in Towson, MD and graduated in 1984 with a degree in American Studies. After college, Nina moved to Pennsylvania. Eventually settling in Philadelphia, she became a successful marketing representative for Bristol-Meyers-Squibb and met Tom Eddington, who ultimately became her husband. Nina and Tom married in 1991, and were joined by their children Andrew in 1992 and Laney in 1994. In 1998, Nina and her family 'crossed the pond' and moved to England. During her four years in England, Nina explored the English countryside, traveled around Europe, made countless friends and was president of the American Club. Nina and her family moved to Mill Valley in 2002 and she has been a vibrant part of the Marin community ever since. Nina is survived by her son Andrew, daughter Laney, and husband Tom of Mill Valley; parents Joan and Peter Lopez of New Milford, CT, sister Julie Sakowski (Mark) of Corte Madera, Susan Rosen (Thomas) and their children Hollyn and Grant Rosen of North Caldwell, NJ, honorary sister Katherine Hartsock of Texas; Father-in-Law Bill (Adie) Eddington, Mother-in-law Janet (Dick) Eddington-Culbertson, Sisters- in-Law Sheila DeCair (Lynn) and their children Colin and Monica, Cheryl DeVola (Jerry) and their daughter Bella, Sherry Travis (Clay) and their daughter Christina, Kimberley (Gary) Jenkins and their daughter Jodi, Brothers-in-law Greg Eddington and his children Austin and Alex, Alex (Michelle) and their children Mickaela, Gabe, Noah, Jonas, and Audrey Grace, Mark (Karen) Hatley and their children Michael, Brandon, and Brian; and countless friends around the world. She loved, and was loved by, them all dearly. She will be greatly missed. A celebration of Nina's life will be held at 4:00 on Monday, October 18 at the Fernwood Cemetery in Mill Valley. Nina was a caring soul and beautiful spirit who loved nature. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA or WildCare in San Rafael, CA.
DE ALBA, ROBERTO Chula Vista 03/29/1943 to 10/08/2010 Viewing Oct. 15, 4-9PM, Our Lady of Guad. C.V. Oct. 16, 11AM Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey (619) 425-9111
Rachel Smart, Resident of Bel Air, MD, Rachel passed away peacefully on Friday, October 8, 2010 in Bel Air, MD. She was 81 years old. Rachel was born in 1929 in Carlisle, AR to Bruce and Olive Raborn. She is survived by her son Jeffery and his wife Page, of Bel Air, MD, two granddaughters, Anne and Sarah, two sisters, Mrs. Alice Faye Merice and Mrs. Linda Cochran, a brother, Bruce Ray Raborn, and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jyl Lutes. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, James, and a son, Vance., Rachel and James were married in 1952 in Arkansas and moved to San Jose in 1957. They made their home in San Jose while James taught math at San Jose State University and Rachel was a homemaker. They were both longtime members of Willow Glen United Methodist Church. Her husband James died in 1997. Rachel moved to Bel Air, MD in 2008 to live near her son., A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of the Oaks, at Oak Hill Memorial Park, 300 Curtner Ave., San Jose, CA., In lieu of flowers, Rachel's family suggests donations be made in her name to the Willow Glen United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.
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.
Ralph A. Woodman, Resident of San Jose, Ralph Arthur Woodman, 1924-2010, son of Ralph and Minnie Woodman was born on the pioneer property of his grandparents, Natale and Olympic Beltramo in San Bruno. He was raised a true San Bruno boy, attending local schools, San Mateo High School, and the Univ. Of San Francisco. He led a full life, serving in the Marine Corps during, . He moved to San Jose with his family in 1952., "Grandpa Ralph" passed away peacefully on Monday, October 11, 2010 at the age of 86. You would recognize him riding his red scooter around smiling and talking to all. He was a kind soul that all who knew him will miss him. In his younger years he volunteered at Rosemary School and was Santa Claus for the local children for ten years., He is survived by his daughter Gail Chapman of Newman, CA and son Mark Woodman of Australia, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Ellinor., A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, October 15, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Lucy's Catholic Parish in Campbell. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice. Local arrangements by DARLING FISCHER CAMPBELL MEMORIAL CHAPEL.
Raymond R. Gardner, age 69 of South_ington, passed away at his home on October 10, 2010. He was the husband of the late Lois E. (Wildman) Gardner. He was born on December 16, 1940 in Bridgeport, son of the late Kenneth and Anna May (Ackerman) Gardner. He was a member of the New Life Christian Church. Ray enjoyed spending time with his family and working with various groups within his church. His greatest passion was his motorcycles, which he enjoyed from when he was sixteen years old. Ray is survived by four daughters, Sandra Lewis and husband, Michael of New Milford, Susan Kitchen and husband, Major Robert Kitchen of Colorado, Jo-Ann Smith and husband, David of Southington, TammyJo Benning of Derby; two brothers, Kenneth Gardner Jr. of Brookfield and Lawrence Gardner of Waterbury; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, he was predeceased by a son, John A. Gardner. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the New Life Christian Church College Fund, 289 Chestnut Hill Ave., Waterbury, CT 06704 A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday October 16, 2010, at New Life Christian Church, 289 Chestnut Hill Ave. in Waterbury. There are no calling hours. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. The DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington is assisting the family with the arrangements. For online condolences and directions visit
MOHRI, Rev. Shoki (86) passed away unexpectedly on October 13. Preceded in death by Mrs. Michiko Shigeko Mohri (83) who passed away peacefully on October 6. Funeral services for Mrs. Michiko Mohri which had been previously scheduled to be held on Saturday, October 16, 2:00 PM at Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple have been postponed until further notice due to the passing of her husband, the beloved former Rimban of Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, Rev. Shoki Mohri. Rev. and Mrs. Mohri are survived by their children, Tetsuro Mohri, Yoko Mohri-Lew, and Tabo Mohri; grandchildren Jay, Garrett and Nathan Mohri, Darrin and Cameron Lew; great-grandchild, Isaiah Mohri. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives. A combined funeral service for Rev. Mohri and Mrs. Mohri will be held at a later date which will be announced. In the interim, any questions regarding the combined service may be directed to Fukui Mortuary. www.fukuimortuary.com (213) 626-0441
Ayotte, Richard September 27, 1958 - October 9, 2010 Rick, age 52, died tragically on October 9th in a motorcycle accident. Born in Quebec, Canada he moved with his family to California in 1964. He attended Bishop Amat High School graduating in the class of 1976. As an avid outdoors man Rick loved all sports especially surfing. A devoted father, he often commented that his greatest joy and accomplishment was his daughter Emma Ayotte. Second to that was being a grip and the brotherhood he shared with the members at the IATSE local 80 and various productions he worked on. He was preceded in death by his father, John Rene Ayotte and sister, Lori Ayotte. Rick is also survived by his loving mother, Sheila Ayotte, his sister, Maureen Ayotte Baggott and his brother the Reverend Fr. David Ayotte, SJ. He lives on in the loving memories of all his family and friends. We will all miss him dearly! The Vigil Service will be held at 7:30 PM Friday, October 15th, 2010 at White and Day Mortuary 3215 Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. The Memorial Mass will be held at 9:00 AM Saturday , October 16th, 2010 at American Martyr's Catholic Church 624 15th Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
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 James Drew, 68, passed away Monday, Oct. 11, 2010.Â He was born in February 1942 in Los Angeles, Calif., the only child of Charles Ernest and Ann Mildred Drew. Rich grew up in South Gate, Calif., and attended South Gate High School, where he played football. He graduated in February of 1958, just prior to his 17th birthday.Â He worked for a few years before entering the U.S., Reserves, where he was encouraged by people he met there to return to school. He took their advice and attended Compton Junior College, where he made many lifelong friends. Rich then attended USC, where he was a devoted Trojan fan. He graduated with a degree in business in 1966.Â Following college he went to work for Xerox. A Led Zeppelin concert he attended at the Forum with a friend sparked an impromptu decision to quit his job, buy a VW van (that he picked up in Germany) and spent seven months on the road touring Europe - a special experience that was a majorÂ highlight of his life. In 1973, he married Debra O''Brien and their son, Jeff was born in 1977.Â They lived in Long Beach until they moved to El Dorado Hills, Calif., where Rich raised Jeff as single parent.Â After moving back to Southern California to care for his mother, he met and married Ginny Sams.Â They relocated to Morro Bay in 1989, where they have resided ever since. Rich worked for Coldwell Banker Liberty Real Estate until April of 2010, when he associated with Franklin Real Estate and Rentals.Â Although he enjoyed golf, traveling, and walks along the Boardwalk, his greatest interest was sports - the Dodgers, Lakers, Rams and especially the USC Trojans, who he followed diligently.Â He seemed to know as much about their possible recruits and their potential as the coaches did.Â He thought the trip of his lifetime was when he and Ginny attended the USC-Notre Dame game in South Bend in 2007. Rich is survived and will be missed by his wife, Ginny; son, Jeff Drew; step-son, Todd Sams (Maureen); step-daughter, Kelly Emmott (Ian); grandchildren Connor and Madison Sams; sister-in-law, Linda Hardesty; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ann; aunt and uncleÂ Flo and Cliff Doolittle; cousin, Alice; and dear friend, Mike White. Â A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at Benedict-Rettey, 1401 Quintana Road in Morro Bay.Â In lieu of flowers, give a hug to the people that you love.Â Fight on! Benedict-Rettey 772-7382 Morro Bay
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 R. Weick Richard Weick passed away peacefully at home with his loving wife Minda by his side on October 7, 2010 after a valiant battle against cancer. Richard was born in Long Prairie, MN on July 28, 1936. He is survived by his wife Minda of 21 years, his three grown children, four grandchildren, and two great grandchildren as well as two half sisters, their husbands, nieces and nephews. Richard spent the early parts of his life in Wolf Point MT, Poplar, MT and Williston, ND, where his true love for horses and leather work became a part of his life. Richard served in the U.S. Navy and then enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves until retiring after 30 years of military service. Richard worked for 2 years as a Police Officer for the S.F. International Airport before joining the San Francisco Police Department where he retired after 26 years of service with working in the mounted unit as his passion. His active participation in the International Police Association (IPA) gave him the opportunity to travel and make friends all over the globe. Richard moved to Shasta County to follow his dream of becoming a Gentleman Rancher, just to find himself again working in law enforcement with the Shasta County Sheriff's Office until his death. Richard was a man of few words, yet simple, kindhearted, honest, and true. Having a lot of friends was proof of his character. He enjoyed the outdoors, traveling, fishing, and gardening which he shared with his wife. Richard will be buried at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo, CA. on October 18, 2010 at 12:45 P.M. followed by a memorial service at 2:30 at the Shasta County Veterans Hall at 1605 Yuba St. in Redding, CA. Donations in his memory in lieu of flowers may be made in his name to the , " Relay For Life of Redding" 754 Mangrove Ave. Chico, CA 95926. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
Robert (Buddy) Moore, 7/5/1943 - 10-7-2010, PHOTO, Born in Auburn, Calif., but went to school and was raised in Lincoln. He spent most of his life on the same corner of First and E. Street. He was the 4th generation of Beerman's., Buddy worked at Gladding McBean for 14 years, then Sierra Pine Limited in Rocklin for 27 years. He liked fishing and hanging around the yard., He was preceded in death by his father, Olen Moore, mother, Margaret Beerman Moore and sister Kathleen Braden., Buddy is survived by his wife, Marian, of 48 years; daughter, Julie Moore of Lincoln; son, Robert Moore of Roseville; mother-in-law, Mildred Kohler of Lincoln; sisters-in-law, Judy Chavez of Roseville and Angela Thomas of Lincoln; brother-in-law, Carl Bennett of Stockton; and cousins, nieces and nephews., There will be an informal gathering on October 30, 2010 from 1 to 5 p.m. in our yard.
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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MR. ROBERT GARCIA, age 80, resident of Santa Maria, passed away October 12, 2010. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Moreno Mortuary
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Robert Bowen Suhr, Resident of Scotts Valley, Left us on Sunday evening, October 10th. His wife of 64 years, Juliette, was by his side and his children nearby. He leaves behind a devoted daughter, Barbara Suhr White, her husband Douglas and their children Weston White and Juliette Bowen McCullough and her husband Adrian; a son Robert B. Suhr, Jr. and his wife, Gale, and their children Matthew, Daniel and Daniel's fiancee, Julie Inga; a son, John Suhr and his children Cameron and Micaela. He was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy Barker Suhr., Born in Norwalk, Ohio, December 20, 1918, Bob attended Norwalk High School and graduated from Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, in 1941. Following four and a half years of service in the United States Navy during World War II and his subsequent marriage to Juliette Weston, Bob started his own insurance business in Santa Clara in 1951, which is now known as Suhr Risk Services. He rose to be president of the Independent Insurance Agents Association of California and received his industry's highest honor, the Ramsden/Sullivan Memorial Award, reserved for individuals exemplifying the highest standards of ethics and professional conduct., Bob raised his family in Saratoga and then moved to the Santa Cruz Mountains in 1973., He loved community and organizational work. As a result, he was past president of the Santa Clara, which he belonged to for 57 years. He also headed the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce, the Santa Clara County Taxpayers Association, the Santa Clara United Fund Drive, The United Republican Finance Committee, the Good Government Group of Saratoga and Saratoga Pony League and was an Emeritus Governor of the Western States Trail Foundation. In Santa Cruz County he was a member of the Senior Coalition and an ardent contributor to local newspapers' Letters to the Editor columns. Bob was also a member of the Commonwealth Club of California and the American Philatelic Society., Bob was widely known for his passion to uphold a citizen's right to know how government spends tax dollars. He was recently awarded the Beacon Award for his work to keep government meetings and records open to the public and for his unwavering support of the First Amendment., Bob and his wife traveled widely and participated in long distance horseback rides on six continents. He was in the American Endurance Ride Conference's Hall of Fame for not only riding ability, but for his personal contribution to that organization. Bob liked to share his Scotts Valley Marinera Ranch trails with both hikers and riders and worked hard keeping them open for others to enjoy. He rode his own horses until he was 87 years old., Bob never told anyone to "have a great day." It was always "MAKE it a great day." He believed in individual responsibility and he inspired many to become active in their communities both politically and socially. When you enter Scotts Valley and see the American Flag waving, please think of him because he put it there out of love of his country., His current project was the building of a family park in his home town of Norwalk, Ohio. Anyone wishing to make a donation in his memory may do so to the City of Norwalk/Suhr Family Park at 38 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk, Ohio, 44857, There will be a celebration of Bob's life at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 29th, at the Scotts Valley Community Center on Kings Village Road in Scotts Valley.
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
Robert Wayne Clark, 88, longtime resident of Cambria, was called to his heavenly home Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at his home. Bob was born in Greenfield, Ill., and grew up in Southern California. He enlisted in the U.S. Naval Air Corps in 1943 and served for three years during World War 11. Bob was a graduate of USC with a master''s degree in Vocal Music. Gifted with a fine tenor voice, he enjoyed a long singing career and also was an educator in public schools for 30 years. Bob and his wife, Marge, moved from Whittier, Calif., to Cambria in 1970. He become one of the founding members of the Moonstone Beach Association, whose goals are to preserve the natural, environmental beauty of the Moonstone Beach area, where he lived. He also participated in many vocal music organizations and events on the Central Coast. He wished to be remembered for his contributions in music, also as a devoted husband and father, but most of all as a committed follower of Christ. Bob is survived by his wife of 43 years, Marge; five sons; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Ashes will be scattered at sea near the Cambrian coastline he loved so well. There will be a family memorial service in Whittier in the future. Donations in his memory can be made Central Coast Youth for Christ, P.O. Box 1667, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406.
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
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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.
July 9, 1926 - October 9, 2010
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.
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Alvin Ralph Ryan, 85 PALA -- Alvin Ralph Ryan passed away Monday, October 11, 2010. Born August 2, 1925 in Phoenix, Ariz., he was .....
GARZA, SAM Feb. 4, 1935 to Oct. 14, 2008 It's been two years since I said goodbye, "To my one and only LOVE." You're in my thoughts today, just like every other day. Memories of you, oft' make me cry, as I struggle along without you. Time has passed, but has not healded the empitenss that came from losing you. Each day I cry, but am thankful for the time we had and for the wonderful memories. I will love you "always and forever." Blanche
SMITH, Paul Michael 1952-2010, a prominent member of the Los Angeles legal community for over 30 years, has died after a 4-year battle with melanoma. He was an avid runner who completed 26 marathons and innumerable other races. Paul was raised in Santa Barbara and attended Hope School, La Colina, and San Marcos High School (Class of 1969). He played trumpet at all three schools. He graduated from USC and Loyola Law School.
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SHEEHAN, SUSAN JOY July 15, 1947 October 9, 2010 Susan Joy Otterson Sheehan passed away last Saturday after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Attleboro, MA. A Rosery and viewing will be held Thursday, October 14, 2010, from 6pm to 8pm. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, October 15, 2010, from 9am to 10am. Both will be held at St. Vincent's Catholic Church in Mission Hills. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the, in the name of Susan Sheehan.
SWETT, Diane Davidson A longtime resident of Solvang, CA, passed away peacefully at Cottage Hospital on October 6, 2010 surrounded by her family. Born July 15, 1929 in Oakland, CA, to Arden and Helen Smith Davidson, Diane graduated from Lowell High School in San Francisco where she had proudly served as Student-body Vice President. She attended UC Berkeley and was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority making wonderful, lifelong friends. She married the love of her life, Leland,
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Sally Lelayne Skinner, 73, of Vacaville died on Tuesday, Oct. 5. She was born on Sept. 29, 1937., Private family services will be held. Arrangements by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041, fairfieldfuneral-home.com.,
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
Sandra Jennings, 49, of Redding died Tuesday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
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"Swede" Schwensen DEL MAR -- "Swede" Schwensen peacefully went home to be with Our Lord on September 29, 2010. Born in 1918, he served .....
Shirley A. Dial, 68, of Anderson died Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466).
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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.
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Armalena E. Smatsky, age 93 passed away with family by her side on October 12, 2010 in Lodi CA. Armalena was born on December 18, .....
In honor of your 99th birthday dearest Uncle Spalding Payne October 14, 1911 - July 24, 2010
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STEWART L. BLOCHER JUNE 2, 1940 - OCT 11, 2010 Cremation rites have been held for Stewart L. Blocher, 70, of Coos Bay, Oregon (formerly of Modesto) under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary. Stewart was born June 2, 1940 at Modesto, California, the son of George and Juanita (York) Blocher. He died October 11, 2010 at his Coos Bay home. Stewart was raised and educated in Modesto and after high school he joined the Navy where he served for four years. He attended college for several years before going to work as a long haul trucker delivering goods throughout the western states. He was married to Sherron Holloway in Reno, Nevada on November 4, 1972 and they made their home in Modesto until Stewart retired six years ago and they moved to Coos Bay, Oregon. Stewart enjoyed working on and restoring vintage cars, working with model trains, and most of all, spending time with his family. He was much loved and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Sherron Blocher of Coos Bay, OR, son, Dale E. Blocher of Garden Grove, CA; son, Jordan Raine Blocher of Coos Bay, OR; daughter, Shelene Pearl Alyxander of Chattanooga, TN; sisters, Maxine Nash and Agnes Blocher of Klamath Falls, OR. He was preceded in death by his father, George Blocher and his mother, Juanita Chrones. Arrangments are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary 405 Elrod Ave Coos Bay, Oregon 541/267-4216
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Frances V. Swaab Resident of Milpitas June 17, 1933 Oct. 10, 2010 Frances V. Swaab a resident of Milpitas since 1962, passed away peacefully .....
PERLMUTTER, Sylvia (Sobel) Born in Poland on May 15, 1921, passed away peacefully on October 12. Mom, mother-in-law, grandma and aunt extraordinaire. Holocaust survivor who triumphed. Beloved mom of Henny (Larry) Smoller and Herb (Vivian Gumbiner) Perlmutter and adoring grandma of Emily, Evan, Eric, Elyse and Ellen. We'll miss her delicious cooking and words of wisdom! Services on Friday, October 15 at 1 p.m. at Sholom Memorial Park in Sylmar. Donations may be made to Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance.
NGUYEN, TIMOTHY JOHN Timothy John Nguyen, 4 years old, passed away on October 5, 2010, after a courageous battle with an inoperable brain tumor. He was born on January 19, 2006, in San Diego, CA. Timothy was the beloved son of John and Tricia Nguyen, and the loving baby brother of Justin Nguyen. Timothy lived a full life and attended preschool at the Eastlake Children's Center for two years. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 15th, at 11 a.m. at Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala Catholic Church, 10818 San Diego Mission Rd., San Diego, CA 92108. Reception immediately following in the La Sala Room. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests charitable donations may be made to Rady Children's Hospital Foundation in Timothy's name. Donate online at, and search for "Friends & Family of Timothy J. Nguyen". Private Inurnment in the Nature Garden at Glen Abbey Memorial Park, 3838 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA 91902.
TORRES, Raul Tafoya Age 91 passed away October 10, 2010 at home with his family at his bedside. Born March 11, 1919 in Casa Blanca, California. Raul known as Rudy to all his friends and family is survived by his wife Alicia of 60 years his sons Javier (Rita), David (Cindy), Carlos (Susan), daughter Olivia Mota (Sergio). Leaving behind eight grandchildren, Angela DeRose (Chris), Gabriel Torres, Sonia Silverman (Greg), and Kristina Moore, Miguel Torres, Elena Torres,
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Katherine Harris Tillman Resident of Oakland Passed away on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010. Mrs. Harris-Tillman was born in Richmond, Texas. She is survived by .....
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VEGA VEGA, VICTORINA Of Chula Vista 07/09/15-10/10/10 Aztlan Mortuary (619)337-8100
Velma Noble, 88, of Redding died Wednesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro (547-4444).
Vera Mazzini, 89, of Redding died Wednesday at Welcome Home Assisted Living in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
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
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Violet Lillian Carmichael, 92, of Fairfield, died on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Laurel Creek Health Center., Violet was born on July 1, 1918, in Colman, S.D. She served in the Navy., A graveside service will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon., Arrangements are by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St., www.bryanbraker.com.,
WARD, John Herbert John Ward, father, son, brother, teacher, coach, mentor and friend passed away at the age of 55 in Santa Barbara, CA after a short battle with colon cancer. John grew up in Long Beach, CA and graduated from Wilson High School in 1973. He graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 1978 with a BS in Mathematics. In 1980,
LANCASTER, WILLIAM "BILL" May 24, 1935 to October 12, 2010 Bill Lancaster was born here and lived his whole life in San Diego. The only child of Milton and Alice Lancaster, he was a life-long entrepreneur and community member. He graduated from Pt. Loma High School in 1952 and SDSU in 1956. He was a member of Kappa SIgma Fraternity, Kiwanis, San Diego Chamber of Commerce and was president of the So. California Retail liquor Dealers Association. Owner of Bay City Liquor and Old Town Liquor and Deli, he was an accomplished husband, businessman, friend, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife Barbara; his children, Scott and Lori, five grandchildren, Jason; Amanda; Patrick; Lindsay and Nathan, and two great-grand-children. Memorial service Monday, October 18, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, San Diego, 2111 Cam. del Rio, So., CA 92108, reception after. Donations to SD .
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 O. James, 90, of Shasta Lake died Saturday at Marquis Care at Shasta in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Lawncrest Chapel in Redding (222-1587).
Wilma Louise LeMar Haws passed away October 8, 2010 at her Residence she was 81. Born February 2,1929 in Rochelle Ill. Preceded in Death by Son Ronald Haws they will once again be together. Survived by daughter-in-Law Bonnie Haws, grandsons Steven Haws, Mike Evers and Paul Evers, grandaughter Lorenda St.Louis and nine great-grandchildren. Service will be held at: Allen & Dahl 2655 Eureka Way Redding CA, 96001 at 1 p.m. Friday October 15, 2010.
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Rev. Milton Wise of San Francisco, Ca was called home to be with the Lord on October 10, 2010. Rev. Wise was born June .....
Mikami, Yoko October 1, 2010 Yoko Mikami of Santa Clarita passed away on October 1 and is now reunited with beloved husband Henry in presence of Jesus. She is survived by relatives in Japan and by many friends. A memorial service will be held at the San Fernando Holiness Church on Oct. 17 at 2:00 p.m. Monetary expressions of condolences should indicate "Yoko Mikami Trust.
Young Chul Kang February 10, 1951 - October 9, 2010 Young Kang was born in Seoul, Korea. He is survived by his parents, Woon Suk and Kyu Cho Kang; wife, Koung Hee (Mary); sons, Kyung (and wife Joan) and Ja-Won; sisters, Young Hye and husband In Ku Joo, Young Eun and husband Sun Chul Kim, Young Mi and husband Kenneth Han; grandson, Aaron Imago. Young passed away peacefully on Saturday morning (October 9, 2010) at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles. Young, also known as "Mr. Young," moved to Bakersfield with his family in 1987 in search of a place to call "home", a place to raise his kids and start a new life in America. Young ventured into various types of businesses but put his heart into everything he did. No matter the difficulties he faced, he entrusted his heart, mind, and soul to God. As a devout Christian, Young became an Elder in the church and was beloved in the Korean-American community. After a long battle with cancer, Young is now no longer in pain and is resting peacefully with God in Heaven. Young and his family would like send our warmest gratitude to everyone who has been so loving and supportive during these difficult times. A memorial honoring Young will be held at All Nations Church Bakersfield, 6700 Schirra Court, Saturday, Oct. 16, at 11:00 a.m. A luncheon will be followed immediately afterwards at Panda Palace Restaurant, 118 Oak Street.