Friday, October 15, 2010

California Obituaries 10/15/10



ALMQVIST, Toni Toni Almqvist died Friday, October 8, 2010, after a short illness, at Sarah House, Santa Barbara, California. Toni is survived by two sons, Anton and Edmond Almqvist, both from Santa Barbara; his first wife, Josie Miller, of Santa Barbara; his sister Yvonne Campbell, of Glenrothes, Scotland; and his companion of nearly nine years, M. Y. Mim, also of Santa Barbara.




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Adelaide Marcia Seaton

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Aladean Burch Markham

Markham, Aladean Burch April 15, 1929 - October 12, 2010 Aladean was born near Krebs, Oklahoma. She moved to Los Angeles in 1948 and taught for over 50 years with LAUSD, 40 of which she spent as an exemplary teacher at Alta Loma Elementary School. Community activist, gifted orator and gracious host, Aladean was known for her love of people and her passion for inspiring her students to reach for the stars. She is survived by her husband, Arthur Markham, son, Randy Markham, daughter Melanie Markham Nathan, grandsons Ryan Markham, Nicholas and Noah Nathan and a host of friends and relatives. Services will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2010 at 10:00 am at Calvary Baptist Church, 4911 W. 59th St. in LA.



Alan Bodine

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Alejandra Lacaros Abinoman

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.



Alfredo Gonzalez Jr.

ALFREDO GONZALEZ, JR., 67, of Santa Maria, CA passed away on October 13th, 2010. Services have been entrusted to the care of Lori Family Mortuary.



Alice Scofield

Alice G. Scofield Resident of Lodi 92. Survivied by daughter, Sharon, and siblings, John, Bob and Kate. Services 1pm, 10/23 St. John's, Lodi.



Alice Valdez Grajiola

Alice Valdez Grajiola, 83, of Indio, Calif. passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on October 10, 2010. She was born to the late Manual and Maryann Bustamante in San Jose, Calif. on August 5, 1927. She was married to Max H. Grajiola. Alice is survived by daughters, Dolores Ortiz of Indio, Stella Nieto of Perris, Calif., Ramona Perez of Rialto, Calif., Virginia Galindez, Eleanor Zamora and Isabel Martinez of Indio; sons, Bobby Grajiola of Beaumont, Calif., Max H. Grajiola II, and Joe Grajiola of Indio; sisters, Angie Lujan of Arizona and Maltilde Chavez of Corona, Calif.; and brother, Mike Bustamante of California. In addition, she is survived by her 26 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grand-children. She was preceded in death by husband, Max H. Grajiola; daughter, Mary Guerrero; and sons, Peter Grajiola and Charles Grajiola, of Indio. Alice was known for her kindness and sense of humor. She enjoyed dancing to Mexican music and spending time with family. She will be greatly missed. Viewing will take place from 5-8:00 PM on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at Forest Lawn in Indio. The Rosary will be said at 6:00 PM. Services will be at 8:30 AM on Monday, October 18, 2010 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Indio.



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Andrea Kathleen Olin Jenkins

Our beloved Andrea (Annie) Jenkins passed away on Thursday, Oct. 7. She was born June 21, 1976., A lifetime resident of Ventura County, she graduated from Hueneme High School where she was a cheerleader. After achieving a certification as a pharmacy technician, she worked at Vons in Oxnard and Rite Aid in Port Hueneme. She worked for three years as the Drill Team Advisor for HUeneme High. More recently she was a full-time student at ITT and working at Anthem Blue Cross in Newbury Park., She was a loving mother to daughters, Jaymee, 14, and Makayla, 12, often spending time with them at movies, shopping, and doing ceramics. She loved to spend time at the Harbor and attending sporting events for her girls and nephew and niece. She enjoyed camping and being with her family., She was preceded in death by brother, Matthew Olin. She is survived by her daughters; parents, Dave and Chris Olin; sister, Jennie Olson (husband Eric), and nephew and niece, Jake and Greta Olson., She was a beautiful soul, full of laughter and warmth whose smile could fill a room. She will be terribly missed., Service is at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17 at Conrad-Carroll Mortuary in South Oxnard, 401 W. Channel Islands Blvd., Oxnard, CA 93033. Reception to follow.



Andrew Lester Buelna

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



Anthony Azevdo

ANTHONY AZEVEDO, 70, formerly of Arroyo Grande, died Oct. 9, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Lady Family Mortuary and Crematory of Arroyo Grande.



Ardella McMullen Morris

Morris, Ardella McMullen March 6, 1920 - October 12, 2010 Ardella McMullen Morris, born March 6, 1920, North Platte, Nebraska, passed away October 12, 2010, Glendale, California. Ardie graduated from North Platte High School in 1938 then moved to Glendale, California where she married James Whitlan Morris in 1939. She served in the WAVES in World War II and 12 years in Naval Reserve. Schools included UCLA, Glendale Community College, among others. She was a Civil Engineer for 29 years. Retired in 1979, she and her companion of 34 years traveled throughout the U.S, especially Hawaii. There will be no services. Ardie leaves many friends who will celebrate her life.



Art "Billy" Grahl Jr.

Passed away from a heart attack on Sunday, October 10, 2010. He was 62 years old. Art was born in Pontiac, Michigan to Arthur W. Grahl, Sr. and Catherine E. Jurkewicz Grahl on September 26, 1948. The family moved to Sebastopol when he was seven years of age. He attended the local schools and graduated from Analy Union High School in 1967. Out of high school he worked for Southern Pacific Railroad and was a fisherman out of Fort Bragg Harbor for a few years. He was a truck driver for the remainder of his working career. Art enjoyed tinkering with engines and motorcycles, watching movies, and most of all fishing. Estranged from his two children for over 30 years, he was re-united with them in February of this year. The last nine months of his life were the happiest he had known in a very long time. (Thank you Shelley). He is survived by his two children Shelley and Russ; and four grandchildren: Austin, Christopher, Taylor and Chase and his sister, Kay. Rest in peace my dear brother. Private services were held with family.



Artemis Molakides

Artemis Molakides Passed away on October 13, 2010 at the age of 95. Loving wife of the late Lampros Molakides; Stepmother to James, Theodore, Paul and predeceased by George Molakides; grandmother of Terry Molakides, Jamie Papadimos, Tami Young, Michael Molakides, Doris and Louie Molakides; she was preceded in death by her seven brothers and sisters; great-grandmother to Shiloh McGillicuddy, Christine Hitchcock, and Mara Papadimos.Artemis always has had a big appetite for knowledge. She believed wholeheartedly that you must feed your brain as you would your body to keep it in tip top shape. She had many memberships in SF including the SF Opera, Exploratorium, Aquarium and to the SF Zoo. She enjoyed bringing her grandchildren to a new adventure every weekend, and we are very indebted to her for all of her love and time. Artemis had also seeked more intellectual knowledge and attended lectures and classes at the local SF colleges for 16 years straight until she broke her hip at 92 years old. She was also very involved with The Holy Trinity Church on Brotherhood Way. She would not miss a Sunday, nor would her grandchildren. She has shared her life with so many people, she will not be forgotten. Artemis had left Solonika, Greece, and came here to San Francisco 55 years ago. She had married Lampros Molakides and was devoted to him, as well as, to his four sons. Artemis had made amazing strides in her life in America. She mastered the English language, and when she learned how to drive it unleashed a passion of exploring in Artemis. She would drive all over the Bay area finding the most interesting little Greek stores and other treasures on her travels. She would drive her friends to wherever they had to go, she was always there to help her family or friends. She was especially loving to her grandchildren. As we remember the drives we would go on through the backroads of Marin singing God Bless America, and other patriotic songs with her angel like voice leading us in song. Artemis has touched so many lives with her selfless acts of love and friendship. She is deeply missed by many family and friends spanning from California to Greece. She will always represent great strength, loyalty, determination, and compassion to all of those who were lucky enough to have this amazing woman in their lives. Friends may visit Sunday October 17th at 4pm and are invited to attend the Trisagion Sunday at 5pm at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday October 18th at 11am also at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 999 Brotherhood Way, SF. Burial to follow at Greek Orthodox Memorial Park, Colma. Memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.



Arthur Chavez Ordonez

On Oct. 9, 2010, he peacefully passed on to the Lord in his sleep of natural causes., Born on Sept. 21, 1922 in El Paso, Texas. His parents were father, Abelardo, and mother, Manuela Ordonez. He was married to Gloria Escobar for 46 years when the Lord took her under his arms. He was blessed with five children who addressed him as Pop. Also, he enjoyed his nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren., Arthur's daughter, Christine, married to Jim Pizano with two grandchildren: their son, Jimmy Jr., married to Lauren with four great-grandchildren, Tracy, Sarah, April and Sophia, and their daughter, Angie, married to Adrian Cardoso with two great-grandchildren, Mia and Alex. Arthur's son, Patrick Ordonez, married to Cheryl and one grandchild, Veronica. Arthur's daughter, Anna Smolin, and two grandchildren, Amanda and Andrea. Arthur's son, Anthony Ordonez, married to Ileana and three grandchildren, Leanna, Emily and Eva. Arthur's daughter, Gloria, married to Tom Humphrey, and one grandchild, Miranda. His family included sister, Ofelia Castillo; brother, Anthony Ordonez; sister, Adaline Maynez; brother, Albert Ordonez; sister, Caroline Tafoya; and surviving brother, Patrick Ordonez, and sister, Helen Samora., He worked for Construction Labors Union, Local 0585, retiring Jan. 1, 1976, continuing his own business of seal coating driveways and then parking lots until his stroke in 1996. Arthur was a devout Catholic who worshipped at St. Anthony's Church for many years. For many of these years, he volunteered his time as an usher. He volunteered his time delivering toys and goodies to the needy at Christmas. Also, he was a member of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul. He truly enjoyed giving to others and had many friends., Other hobbies included fishing, camping, and even spent time raising birds. His favorite time was family gatherings. He was never short of a smile or greetings for family, friends or strangers. He was never short of words or interesting stories. He touched so many lives that his memory will go on forever. We will truly miss him and remember the lessons he taught us. God Bless Arthur, with love from all his family and friends., A very special thanks to Tina Winfield and her sister Donna Esters who devoted themselves to our Pop 24/7, making him happy and comfortable with love., Viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21 at St. Anthony's Church, 2511 South "C'" Street, Oxnard. Funeral services at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 22 at St. Anthony's Church, followed by the burial ceremony at Santa Clara Cemetery.



Arthur M. Bustamante

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 Clark

Audrey N. Clark Resident of San Jose Born in Des Moines, IA on February 27, 1923, our beloved mother passed peacefully on Oct 6, 2010. She is predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Lowell S. Clark. Raised in Chicago, she met her husband to be in high school. They married in 1946 relocated to Southern California to settle in San Bernardino for Lowell's career and to be near his family. They remained in So Cal for twenty years where they started their family and became active members of church and community groups. In 1966 a corporate transfer moved the family to San Jose where they quickly established themselves again in church, social and community service endeavors for the next forty plus years. Audrey will best be remembered as a talented homemaker, devoted wife, loving mother and cherished grandmother. Like her husband, Audrey was an active community servant. In San Bernardino she was active in church and community activities including PEO, a philanthropic and educational organization. Audrey also served as Board President of the Home of Neighborly Services, a program which provided educational after school activities for children. In San Jose she was again an active member of PEO and Stone Church Presbyterian Women's groups. Audrey is survived by son Tom Clark (Mary Lynn), Redlands, CA, and daughters Janet Pfeiffer (Jim), Los Gatos, CA and Carol Thomas, Lodi, CA. She was the grandmother of five wonderful grandchildren: Jeff and Sarah Clark (Michael), Johanna Pfeiffer, and Calin (Meg) and Lindsay Thomas. She was delighted to welcome and embrace her first great-grandchild earlier this year, Catherine Clark Thomas. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Helen Larson, Redlands, CA, sister Mary Kenny (Jim), Indianapolis, IN, and many nieces and nephews. Please join the family for a Celebration of Life service at Stone Church of Willow Glen, Sat. Oct 30, 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Audrey's name may be made to the Ruth G White Scholarship Fund, P.E.O. Foundation, 3700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312 or the Presbyterian Women at Stone Church. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff and caregivers at Merrill Gardens Retirement Community for their kind and generous care during the last months of our mother's life.



B. Jane Appley

1919 ~ 2010 B. Jane Appley, 91, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, in Morro Bay. She was born in Bakersfield in June 1919, the oldest of three children born to Paul and Kathryn Silver Appley, and raised in Wasco, Calif. Jane attended Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. and earned her bachelor''s and master''s degree from City College in New York. She spent several years employed in the gem industry and was a talented artist and painter. In her 40s, she began teaching elementary school in the South Bronx and Brooklyn, N.Y. When she retired, she moved back to California and settled on the Central Coast. Jane loved to travel and spent time in South America, Australia and New Zealand. She traveled by steamer to Spain, where she lived while exploring not only Spain, but Portugal and the Azores. In addition, she traveled to most all countries in Europe and throughout the United States. Jane loved to paint and enjoyed making jewelry. She liked to wear a different pair of dangling earrings each day. She had been active in Paso Robles and Cayucos Art Associations, and had also been a member of the A.A.U.W. and the California Retired Teachers Association. Jane always looked forward to her Thursday morning painting group, both for painting and visiting with good friends. She was a wonderful, intelligent and independent woman, whose life was extremely interesting. She shared many wonderful stores of her life and travels and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. A tremendous thank you to Hospice Partners of the Central Coast and Garden House for taking such loving and tender care of our Aunt. The wonderful care she received will not be forgotten. Jane is survived by one brother, Keith Appley (Barbara) of Paradise, Calif.; and nieces Nancy Stickler (Craig) of Bakersfield, Cindy Updike of Gillette, Wyo., Ellen Kiger (Bob) of Redlands, Calif., Gwen Harris (Randy) of Paradise, Calif., and Janet Rusk (Bo) of Valley Oak, Okla. Per Jane''s request, there will be no service. Coast Family Cremation 546-0984 San Luis Obispo




Barbara June Haydon June 1, 1927- Aug 26, 2010 In loving memory of our mother and grandmother and longtime Fairfax resident. She is survived by daughters Robin Vance and Jennie Haydon and son David Haydon. She will be missed by her grandchildren, Makena and Tyler Haydon as well as brother Donald Hollingworth and sister Connie. Barbara graduated from St. Joseph Nursing in 1948 and spent many years as a nurse in Marin County. A remembrance celebration is planned for October 25th at 6:00 PM at Il Davide Restaurant, 901 A St. in San Rafael.




WEINBERGER, BETTY Betty Weinberger passed peacefully at home on October 10, 2010, at age 77, surrounded by loved ones. A loving wife, mother and grandparent, she is survived by her soul mate, George, with whom she was married 56 years, her son Lawrence, his wife Judi, their children Gregory and Daniel; and her daughter Ilene, Ilene's life partner, Patricia, and their children, Elizabeth and Lauren. Predeceased by siblings Susan and Paul, she is survived by siblings Rachael, Bud and Harry, plus sisters- and brothers-in-law Jerry, Laura, Judi, Laurie and Ellie and dozens of their children and grandchildren. Born in the Bronx, NY, Betty graduated from Taft High School. She was a homemaker, a bookkeeper in Manhattan's garment industry and a successful realtor/broker in Teaneck until moving to San Diego in the early 1980s. Betty loved her water exercise and Mah Jongg. She was deeply involved in charitable work since age 18, having volunteered with various Veteran, Mental Health services, the March of Dimes, Jewish Women International, and Rachel's House. An active leader in the League of Women Voters, Betty most recently served as moderator of pro-con debates between political candidates. Her passion for political and social service and justice continues on through family members. There will be a private gathering of family and friends in celebration of Betty's life and inurnment at El Camino Memorial Park in San Diego. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the March of Dimes or to Rachel's Women's Center of San Diego (




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Barnum Lambert

Barnum Bailey Lambert Resident of Morgan Hill Dec. 7, 1933 - Oct. 7, 2010 Barnum Bailey Lambert's life ended on Thursday, October 7, after battling surgeries and hospitalizations. Born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, Barney served 20 years in the United States Air Force. A man of many talents, he pursued several different careers after his military retirement. He was particularly active in oceanic pursuits, starting his own company and developing several patents for under-water/surface rebreathers and other diving equipment. Barney is survived by his wife Lynn Got, sons Mark (Kristen), Christopher (Alice) and Anthony Lambert, daughter, Lisa (Howard) Smith, grand-children, Heather and Bryan Smith, Caitlin and Carly Lambert, Alina Lambert, step-daughter Melissa, (Anthony) and grandson Kobe Lopez, and brother Edward Lambert. Barnum Bailey was a kind and caring man who loved his family deeply. A memorial gathering of family and friends will be held.



Beatrice Anderson

Beatrice Anderson, 88, of Vacaville died on Sunday, Oct. 10 in Davis. She was born on Sept. 26, 1922, in Maringouin, La., A Funeral service with Pastor Leroy Gainey officiating will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 1127 Davis St. in Vacaville. Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546,



Beldon Yee

Beldon John Yee San Bruno, CA Dec 2, 1952 - Oct 10, 2010 Beldon left us far too soon, doing what he loved. He was born to Elaine and Johnny Yee in San Francisco, graduating in 1971 from El Camino High School. He then obtained his Certified Shorthand Reporter license and began a career with the San Francisco Superior Courts which spanned more than thirty years. He was an avid Wing Chun practitioner, health enthusiast and abalone diver for over thirty years. Beldon is survived by his loving wife, Bernadette Morozumi Yee; daughter Lauren Michelle Yee of San Bruno; parents Johnny and Elaine Yee of South San Francisco; sister Leinaala Gray and nephew Jason Kirby of Dublin; brother Jonathan Yee of Belmont; nephews Adam Bialik, Mark and William Morozumi, Brad Minster; niece Ellen Bialik; aunts, uncles and cousins; and the cats he dearly loved, Sebastian and Lucy. Friends are invited to Beldon's celebration of life on Sunday, October 17th at 11am at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 West Lake Avenue, Daly City, CA. Casual attire is optional. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Beldon's name be made to the San Francisco SPCA or to individual favorite charities.



Benita Toney

Toney, Benita August 19, 1959 - October 8, 2010 Benita Toney was born in Wayne County, Michigan. She was the 8th child of 11 born to James and Irene Robinson. She was wed in holy matrimony to James Edward Toney in 1979, and they were blessed with 4 children, 3 daughters and 1 son. Benita was a devoted wife and mother.



Benjamin T. Olaes Sr.

Benjamin T. Olaes Sr. 89 of Lemoore, California, beloved father, grandfather, brother and great grandfather who 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 2008 when he moved to Lemoore, CA. Benjamin was well known for his love of singing Elvis and Frank Sinatra songs, dancing at parties, playing bingo, boxing and his love for beer. Everyone knew him for singing "Happy Birthday" at any occasion - he just had to sing happy birthday. His wife, Maria in 1988, three sons and two brothers, preceded Benjamin in death., "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.", 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, Tess Wolstenholme, Lilian Bruce, Roland Olaes & Jordan Diaz; great grandchildren between Camarillo, Lemoore and The Philippines., Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2010 from 1 - 6 p.m. 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 "Skip" Cutrone

Bernard "Skip" Cutrone passed away Tuesday, October 12th, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Frances Cutrone; daughter, Kathy Cutrone Williams; grandson, Jason Williams. Services for Mr. Cutrone will be held at Mary Star of the Sea Church on Monday, October 18th at 10:30 am with graveside services to follow at Green Hills Memorial Park. Please sign the guest book at



Bernard Greenwell

Bernard Emery Greenwell, Bernard Emery Greenwell passed away on October 4, 2010. Born on the Fourth of July, 1926 in Olney Springs, Colorado, Emery was the fifth child of George C. and Bessie Florence Greenwell. After graduating from Arroyo Grande High School, he enlisted in the U.S., and served his country in the, . He lived in Santa Maria for nearly sixty years., He was predeceased by his older brother George and his younger brother Roger. He is survived by his sisters Stella Ruth Heckart of Fowler, Colorado, Florence Josephine Grigsby and Marjorie Virginia Bewley of Santa Maria. He was a huge part of the foundation of a large, loving family., After the death of his father in 1955, Emery lovingly dedicated himself to caring for his mother and raising his younger brother Roger. After the loss of his mother in 1974, Emery spent the rest of his life fulfilling his dream of seeing the world. Especially after his retirement from the government in 1984, it was a challenge for the family to keep abreast of Emery's travels. Sometimes, the only clue to his whereabouts was a post card from a faraway place. In recent years, he served as a guide for touring groups., Emery had such passion for life and all it had to offer. Dancing, reading, gardening, decorating cakes, going to the theater or the casinos or to see fireworks-Emery loved it all. He was the recipient of many dance awards and even appeared on televised competitions. Rarely a holiday passed that he didn't provide a bag of his famous sour cream cookies which were always appropriately decorated for the occasion. Many nieces and nephews deemed him "favorite uncle" because if it was fun, Emery would do it with them. He loved adventure but seemed happiest when the family gathered simply for a meal or a game of dominoes. Family was everything to Emery and the loss of loved ones in recent months saddened him deeply., Independence, dignity and integrity defined Emery – to the very end. Family, friends, neighbors, travel companions and dance partners will miss him., Cremation was arranged by the Neptune Society. Emery's request was that the next time you do something enjoyable, do it in his memory. The family thanks all for their kind words and support.



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Bette Anne MANUELE

MANUELE, Bette Anne Of Alhambra, Born in Indianapolis, Indiana died October 10, 2010 at the age of 87. Survived by her husband Joseph Manuele; daughters, Linda (Robert) Risch and Nancy (Steve) Hipp; grandchildren Taiana Risch, Kristine (Ryan) Phillips and great-grandson Colin Phillips. Reception Saturday, October 23 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Cabot & Sons Mortuary, 300 N. Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena with a Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m.



Betty Nuessle

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



Beverly Huss

BEVERLY HUSS, 89 of Los Osos, passed away Tuesday, October 5th 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel, Grover Beach, ca 



Bill Mundy

Bill Mundy, 79, died Sept. 14, 2010, in San Jose, Calif. With his wife, Marifran, he had been proprietor of Schurra's Candy Factory from 1983 until their son, Brian, took over in 2005. Private services have been held.



Biviana Perez de Hernandez

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 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.



Blackburn, Lloyd Mark

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Lloyd Mark Blackburn ESCONDIDO -- Lloyd Mark Blackburn, born in Columbus, Ind., on April 8, 1961, was called home on Aug. 27, 2010 in .....



Bob Suhr, who kept a watchful eye on county spending, dead at 91

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SCOTTS VALLEY — When Bob Suhr spoke, people listened. “He researched things so well he was very convincing,” said Bruce McPherson, who enjoyed a career in politics after serving as editor of the Sentinel.


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Boyd Howe

BOYD HOWE, 88 of Pismo Beach passed away Monday, October 11th 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel, Grover Beach, Ca 



Byron T. Bartlett Jr.

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.




BALANAG, CHARITO PELAEZ On October 7th just as the sun was setting, Charito died peacefully at home from complication of cancer. She may be gone, but she will never be forgotten! Rosary and Eulogy at Greenwood Memorial Park on Friday, October 15, 2010, starting at 7 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection at Our Lady of Angels on Saturday, October 16th, starting at 9 a.m.




FISHER, CHARLES W., REV. Coronado, California Dec. 23, 1916 - Oct. 11, 2010 Greenwood Memorial Park & Mortuary (619)264 - 3131 



Carmen Martinez Reyes

Carmen Martinez Reyes, 39, was struck and killed while bicycling Sept. 21, 2010, in the Alviso area of San Jose, Calif. 



Cataldo, Thomas Joseph

Friday, October 15, 2010 2:00 AM

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Celeste Marie Kett

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,,



Chad Berryhill

CHAD BERRYHILL, 23, of Arroyo Grande, died Oct. 9, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Lady Family Mortuary and Crematory of Arroyo Grande.



Charlene Splawn Hooe

CHARLENE SPLAWN HOOE SEP 9, 1949 - OCT 11, 2010 She lost her battle with cancer. Survived by her daughter Robin Walls, granddaughter Haleigh Jacomini. Sisters Charlotte Chandler & Debra (Odie) Wells, who were at her side when she passed. She was predeceased by husband Tom Hooe on 10/19/09 & son Allen D Long.



Charles Wesley Kocher

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



Christian Filippi

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.



Christine Cota

Christine (Escamilla) Cota Resident of San Jose 2/2/28 - 10/12/10 Predeceased by husband Frank and son Larry. Loving mother of Carl, grandmother of Michael (Sandy). Viewing 10/15/10 (5-8pm) & funeral service 10/16/10 (11am) at DARLING-FISCHER Chapel of the Hills, Los Gatos. Interment to follow at Los Gatos Memorial Park.



Claudia June Rennie

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).



Clifford Barnes

Clifford Wallace Barnes Resident of San Jose 06/11/43 - 10/12/10 Loving father to his two daughters, Heidi and Holly Barnes, and proud grandfather to Noah Vierra. Leaving behind family and friends who loved him dearly. Services will be held Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 5:00pm at Oak Hill Funeral Home, The Chapel of Roses, 300 Curtner Ave. San Jose CA 95125. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to his newly born grandson, Noah Vierra's college fund. Chase Bank savings acct# 2960566863.



Conception Mora

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Cook, Florence Mae "Cookie"

Friday, October 15, 2010 2:00 AM 

Florence Mae "Cookie" Cook July 4, 1935 October 6, 2010 Resident of Alameda Florence peacefully passed away from Peritoneal Cancer at her home in .....



Coronado, Pedro

Friday, October 15, 2010 2:00 AM 

Pedro Coronado Aug. 1, 1931 Oct. 8, 2010 Resident of Union City Pedro Coronado passed away on Friday after having a massive heart attack. .....



Curtis Breckenridge

Curtis Breckenridge, 69, died Aug. 15. .




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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.




SECREST, DONALD D. Nov. 18, 1954 to Oct. 1, 2010 Don passed peacefully at his home in Cabo San Lucas Mexico. He is survived by his three sons, Justin, Ryan, and Cory, and his wife, Kim. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 16th, at Horizon Christian Fellowship and a paddle out in Don's memory will take place Sunday at 10 a.m. at Pipes Beach north of Cardiff. Donations in Don's honor may be made to Doctors without Borders, http://




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Dale Luaulu

Dale Denise Luaulu Resident of So. San Francisco Oct. 13, 1943-Oct. 8, 2010 Daughter of John and Gladys Brown. Sister to Diane and Duane. Dale was the youngest of three siblings, born and raised in San Francisco. Dale married Fautua (Bill) Luaulu in 1962 and together they raised four children; David, Joseph, Lisa and Mark. Dale was a long time resident of South San Francisco and worked at See's Candies for many years. Dale loved camping and the outdoors. She especially loved her trips to Memorial Park with her family. Preceded in death by her husband Fautua (Bill), son Mark Mulimuli and Sister Diane. Dale is survived by her brother Duane, loving daughter Lisa Ifi (Steve), and sons Dave (Elizabeth) and Joseph (Elizabeth.) Grandchildren: Melissa, Danielle, Joe, Mark Jr., Jason, Tiana, Colton, GeAnna, Evonji, and Grace. Great Grandchildren: Xabian and Valentino. Dale was a kind and loving mother and grandmother. She will be forever in our hearts. Memorial at a later date.



Dale Stoops M.D.

DALE STOOPS M.D. JAN 27, 1928 - OCT 7, 2010 Dale Stoops M.D., 82, entered into rest on October 7, 2010 in Manteca, California. He was born on January 26, 1928 in Indiana to the late Mr. and Mrs. Earl and Dora Stoops. He was a resident of San Joaquin County for over 46 years. He proceeded in death by his son Ronald A. Stoops as well as his parents. Dr. Stoops is survived by his wife of 60 years Marjorie Stoops. His children are Robert M. Stoops of Manteca, Linda K. Lutes of Angwin and Sharon A. Thigpen of Pope Valley. He was blessed by 7 grandchildren; Gina Bermejo, Jennifer Hollingsworth, Sara Thigpen, Stephen Lutes, Scot Thigpen, Cedric Lutes, Gilbert Lutes and 8 great grandchildren. At the age of 22 Dale Stoops entered into the Military through the, serving from 1950-1954. Dr. Stoops operated his own medical practice for over 44 years in Manteca as a General Surgeon. He enjoyed his work as he had a passion for helping others. His work traveled him all over the world doing medical mission work in places such as Africa, Hong Kong and Malaysia. While in practice Dr. Stoops served as Chief of Staff at Doctors Hospital of Manteca, served on the Board of Directors at St. Joseph's Medical Center, served on the School Board for MUSD and served on the board of Directors at his church home. He was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church in Ceres and Manteca and was a member of the Manteca Kiwanis's. Dr. Stoops was a true family man who was great listener. He loved to travel around the world with his wife, children and grandchildren. He will be remembered as a humble man who would help anyone with no expectations in return. Dr. Stoops' services are being handled by P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home of Manteca. A memorial service will be held in his honor on Saturday October 16, 2010 at 4:00 pm at P.L. Fry & Son 290 N. Union Rd. Manteca, Ca. He will be laid to rest in Maryland. An on-line guest book is avail., . In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Doctor's Hospital of Manteca - Memorial Fund 1205 E. North St. Manteca 95336 or Charity of Choice.



Dan Callicott

DAN CALLICOTT Aged 60 years passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 at his home surrounded by his family. Dan is survived by his wife of 35 years, Kathleen and his daughter Aline both of Hemet. He is also survived by his mother Edna Velthoen of Hemet and a brother David of Idyllwild, CA. Dan began his working career as a field sales manager at Container Corporation of America. While involved with CCA he was able to make many cultural contacts with people from Japan, opening up many opportunities. He then took over Empire Tractor and was recognized by John Deere with many awards. After meeting a neighbor, Dan joined Mitsushiba International, a golf manufacturer, as the Vice President and General Manager expanding on their success and operations around the world. Dan became the Vice President and General Manager of Agri-Empire, and along with Kathy moved from Yorba Linda to Hemet. Dan had a passion for Porsches and motorcycles. He had a love of an eclectic variety of music as well as mountain biking, being a founding member of the Valle Vista Boyz mountain bike group in Hemet. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 701 N. Sanderson, Hemet at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at San Jacinto Valley Cemetery. In lieu of Flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to City of Hope,



Daniel Raymond Saiz

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



David Dillon

David A. Dillon Passed away on October 12, 2010, at the age of 92. A native San Franciscan, David graduated from Polytechnic High and the University of San Francisco. He served in the, in, , and returned to complete a long career with the City of San Francisco. A long-time member of the Olympic Club, he was a true Irish gentleman. He will be fondly remembered for his broad smile, quick wit, and the twinkle in his eye. Friends may visit Tuesday at 9:30 AM and a Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:00 AM (BOTH AT) St. Ignatius Church, Parker at Fulton St. S.F. McAVOY O'HARA CO 415-668-0077



David F. Crandall

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 



David Foster Crandall

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,



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Debra Lynne Dawson

Debra Lynne Dawson, 52, of Fairfield, died on Sunday, Oct. 10., She was born on Jan. 9, 1958., Private family services will be held., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041, 



Dion Gregory Riley

Riley, Dion Gregory March 28, 1947 - October 10, 2010 After a battle with brain cancer, Dion passed away Sunday evening under the care of Hospice and in the arms of his wife, Brenda. A 40 year career culminating in his being the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice-President of Republic Indemnity Company of America was rewarded by working with wonderful people. Dion and Brenda had the joy of sharing life with their son Michael and daughter Meghan. Coming from large families, Brenda and Dion have many siblings and Dion also is survived by his mother, Estella. Their will be a rosary at 5:30pm on Friday, October 15 at St. John Eudes Catholic Church, 9901 Mason Ave. Chatsworth, 91311 and a Memorial service at 9 am on October 16 at First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills-10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge Ca 91326. The family asks in lieu of Flowers to consider donating to a Memorial Fund in Dion's name set up at First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills noted above.



Don Looper

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



Dona J. Garver

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.



Donald "Donnie" Lacy Jr.

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Donald Eldon Thacker

With his family by his side Don went to be with the lord on October 8, 2010. Don was born in Cleburne, Texas on October 24, 1936 to Wesley and Hazel Thacker. He was raised in Richmond, CA where he graduated from Richmond Union High School in 1955. He has been married to Jo Ann for 54 years, and they moved to Santa Rosa in 1963. Don was a Major Appliance Technician, having his own business, D & J Appliance for many years, and later working for JC Penney and, . He retired in 1999. Don is survived by his wife Jo Ann; his children, Don, Marci and Jeff; grandchildren Angel, Devon and Steven and five great-grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to attend Memorial Services at Daniel's Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa, on Friday, October 15, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Santa Rosa Memorial Park. If desired, donations can be made in Don's memory to Cazadero Baptist Camp, P.O. Box 374, Cazadero, CA 95421. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 525-3730



Donald H. "Don" Ruppert

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, Association, 451 S Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale, CA 95425. FRED YOUNG F.H. CLOVERDALE, 707-894-2540



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Doris J. Fischer

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



Doris Marie Steffey

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,, 421-5515., , Share your loved one's story with a Memorial Website.



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Dorothy F. Beelard

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



Dorothy Frances Beelard

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,



Dorothy I. Adams

Dorothy I. Adams, 8/24/1921-10/9/2010, Born August 24, 1921 to Charles and Edith Rowland, she passed away peacefully on October 9, 2010., A gradute of Roseville High and Placer Jr. College, she began her career with the State of CA in 1941, retiring in 1988 from the Dept. of Education., She was a devoted mother to her children, Glenn and Barbara Adams and is also survived by grandchildren Ryan and Andrea Adams; great-grandson Gabriel Adams; sister Margie Inglett and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents; siblings Rita Stewart, Una Hale, Edith Reeves and Stanley Rowland., At her request, no services will be held. As a faithful lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church of Roseville, she requested that donations in her memory be made to her beloved church.



Dorothy L. Hofmann Medeiros

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 Marie Martelli

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.



Dr. Rev. Steven M. Blocher

Rev. Dr. Steven M. Blocher 1951-2010 Husband, father, brother, pastor, missionary, counselor, teacher, fisherman and friend -- Steve Blocher went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 13th. The eldest child of Robert and Mary Jean Blocher, Steve was called to follow Jesus Christ in his early 20s while working in the fields of Northern California. He met Paul and Marianne Forgy of Yuba City through First Methodist Church, and eventually they allowed him to meet their daughter, Janelle. The two of them fell in love and got married, and they would spend the next 34 years together sharing Christ's love with others, raising three children, four dogs, two cockatiels and going wherever in the world they were called to serve the Lord. Steve's ministry began in youth groups in Yuba City. But a calling in missions and outreach would lead him and Janelle from Alaska (First Presbyterian, Anchorage) down to his family's base in California's Central Valley (First Presbyterian, Bakersfield), on to positions in Cairo, Egypt (Heliopolis Community Church) and Mussoorie, India (Woodstock Christian International School) before bringing them to Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church, where he ministered to the community for fifteen years. A lifelong student, Steve studied at CalPoly San Luis Obispo, Selly Oak Colleges in the UK, the American University of Cairo and Fuller Seminary in Pasadena (Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry). Steve loved the outdoors, he loved to travel and he loved to share the wonder of God's creation with others. Whether hiking the Tahoe basin, horseback riding around the Great Pyramids in Giza or piling his family into an Ambassador taxi for a journey across India, Steve knew wonder was best shared with others. The Blocher Family home was a regular stop on many travelers' and missionaries' journeys, wherever it was in the world. The Blocher's home was often filled with the smell of Steve's chicken on the BBQ, the sound of his beautiful voice singing along to his amazing guitar playing and the love of Jesus that he would share with any who would listen. Steve is survived by his wife, Janelle of South Lake Tahoe, Kristin of Sacramento, Ryan and Eric of Qingdao, China and Eric's wife Song. He is also survived by his sisters Janice Stovall and her husband John, Patricia Orth and her husband Bob, Nancy Greenman and her husband Greg, Janelle's sisters Huntyce Moore, Jeanine and her husband Walter White (of Marysville), Alisan and her husband Brent Hastey (of Marysville), many nieces and nephews and many many brothers and sisters in Jesus. He is predeceased by his parents and many others who are glad this good and faithful servant is home with them today in Heaven. We will be celebrating Steve's life at Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church in South Lake Tahoe on Sunday, October 17 at 11:30am, and at noon on Monday at Sutter Cemetery in Sutter, CA. In lieu of flowers, please give generously to the continued ministry of Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church. Send Condolences at



Duncan Halcro

Duncan Halcro, 56, of Palm Desert, Calif. passed away October 9, 2010 in Palm Desert. He was born May 19, 1954 to Jack and Nelma Halcro in San Diego. He was a dedicated employee of Desert Arc in Palm Desert for seven years. He was preceded in death by his parents and his twin brother, Malcolm. Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 18, 2010 at San Jacinto Valley Cemetery, Hemet, Calif. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Desert Arc, Palm Desert, Calif.



Earl Everett Jones

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



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Edmund Burke Adams

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. 



Edna Rossi

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Edward Lee Sims

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 Torres

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



Ellen Pallant

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.



Esther Snively

Esther C. Snively Over 50 year resident of San Jose Mar. 2, 1927 - Oct. 7, 2010 Born in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Esther taught primary school for 25 years at Gardner and Terrell Schools in San Jose. She had many interests in which she excelled including photography, bicycling, traveling, and horseback riding. Esther was active in many organizations. Most recently she was President and Newsletter Editor for the Hearing Loss Assoc. of Silicon Valley. With the Almaden Bicycle Touring Club she taught the bicycle academy and led many rides. At age 80 a 50 mile ride was not uncommon. Esther had also been active with the Light and Shadow Camera Club and used to be their Newsletter Editor. She had a deep love for animals and throughout her life donated to animal charities. Esther leaves her husband Edward, 3 children by her first husband Steve & Scott Pierce & Patty Emberley, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and very good friends. She is also the mother of Chris Pierce who passed away in 1988. Esther touched many lives with her gentle spirit and positive outlook on life. She was loved by many people and will be dearly missed. A memorial service at The Chapel of Roses, Oak Hill Cemetery, will take place on Thursday Oct. 28, 2010 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation would be appreciated. Please sign her Tribute Page guest book at:



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Evaliene Harris

Dec. 16, 1943 - Oct. 8, 2010, In fond farewell and loving memory of Evaliene Harris Lil Tookie, US Army Veteran, nurses aide, homemaker, we miss and love you. May you now know the rest and peace you sought in your Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ., Throughout your life you blessed and touched the lives of all whom you came in contact, as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all, you shared your love with others. No matter the struggles you encountered and the pain you endured during your 40 plus year battle with Crohns disease, you never faltered in your love and care of others, while you continued to grow in your faith. You were a living doll sent from God, the essence of an angel., May we continue to reflect on your many accomplishments and uncommon strength and love. Your will power and faith defeated struggles most of us will never know in our life. This is your victory...You won against all odds. And your light will never be gone. You finished the race and are in the presence of your Savior and Lord Jesus Christ., Services will be held at 3 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 16, at Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley located at 2080 Winifred St., Simi Valley, CA 93063-2933. The office number is 581-9532., Assisting the family with arrangements is the family owned and operated Rose Family Funeral Home and Cremation of Simi Valley, Our Family Helping Yours; 581-3800.



Evans, William Eugene

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William Eugene Evans, 80 10/11/1930 ~ 10/12/2010 SAN DIEGO -- Dr. Bill Evans, PhD, of College Station, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, October 12, .....



Evelyn Williams

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Fabian BERKE

BERKE, Fabian Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Hollywood Hills, (800) 600-0076 



Felicidad Macapagal

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



Ferrerira, Filomena

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Filomena Ferreira, 85, of Morgan Hill passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2010 surrounded by her family of a lengthy illness at Pacific Hills Manor, ..... 



Fleda Fern (Krone) Evans

Fleda passed away on Friday, April 9, 2010, after a long illness. She was born in Long Beach, CA, on January 26, 1924, the daughter of Ray and Vera Krone. Her childhood years were spent in Arcata, San Bruno, and Palo Alto, CA. She graduated from Palo Alto High School, and became one of the pioneers of the Palo Alto Children's Theater. She received her BA from Stanford University in Theater Arts and Costume Design. In 1950 she married William Evans, and on April 8, 2010, they celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary. A year ago Fleda and Bill moved to Loomis, CA, from Los Altos Hills, to be near their family. Fleda shared her love of the theater through teaching drama education at San Jose State University and directing plays for amateur theater groups in her home town of Los Altos, CA. She was an active member of PEO, a service organization which supports academic scholarships for women, and was for many years an active member of a religious theater group called LAMP (Los Altos Methodist Players), directing numerous productions there. Fleda is survived by her husband Bill, her daughter and son-in-law, Lee Evan and Jeff Belfiglio of Bellevue, WA; her son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Amanda Evans of Loomis, CA; grandchildren Evan and Alexander Belfiglio, Silas Brewton, and Carson Evans; her sister Betty Krone Asher of Loomis, and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Shepherd of the Sierra Presbyterian Church in Loomis, CA on Saturday, May 1 at 4:30 PM. Internment will be on an Evans plot in Louisville, KY. Remembrances may be sent to PEO ( in memory of Fleda Evans, Chapter OZ, or to the "UC Davis Foundation" for the Krone Professorship of the College of Engineering of The University of California at Davis">">"> The family also wishes to gratefully acknowledge services of Hospice Care.



Florentina Kormos

FIORENTINA KORMOS, 88 of Solvang passed away Wednesday, October 13th 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel, Grover Beach, ca 



Frank Scarpace

Frank Bernard Scarpace Age 88 of Belmont, CA, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 with family at his side. Mr. Scarpace, born in Buffalo, NY was the son of Samuel and Mary Scarpace. He loved life, people, travel, and enjoyed discussions of current events with family and friends. Frank served as the Comptroller and other roles for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 40 years. Following his retirement he served the citizens of the Bay Area with tax preparation and financial consulting. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Laura Scarpace, brother Edward Scarpace (Lucy), and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law June and Keith McMaster, Clara and Anthony Alli, and Genevieve and Lloyd Stornie. He is also survived by six children and their families: Frank (Peggy), Edward (Ellen), Philip (Nihal), Lewis (Michele), Nancy Turner Stern (Mike), and Paul (Perihan), 12 grandchildren Sarah (Rob), Alex, Philip Jr, Holly (Eric), Erin, Elisabeth, Daniel, Giana, Brett, Madeline, Deniz and Kyle; and one great grandchild Christina. A Vigil Service will be held on Sunday evening, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. with a Visitation beginning at 6:30 pm at Carlmont Chapel, 1111 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, October 18 at 10:00 a.m. at Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 1040 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Father Howell officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Anthony Dining Room, 45 Jones Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 would be appreciated.



Franklin Pierce Crader II

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Fred Tuttle

Fred D. Tuttle, Fred D. Tuttle, 67, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 3, 2010 in San Felipe, Mexico. He was born May 26, 1943 in Santa Maria, Calif., Fred graduated from Santa Maria High School, was in the Army serving in Vietnam and retired from Unocal. He enjoyed the outdoors especially hunting and barbequeing., Fred was preceded in death by his father Fred A. Tuttle, step mother Bea Tuttle, stepfather Paul R. Greb and stepbrother Mickey Mounts., Fred is survived by his wife Pamela Tuttle of Bullhead City, Az.; mother Bess Greb of Bullhead City, AZ.; sons Fred R. Tuttle of Bullhead City, AZ., Rowdy G. Tuttle (Katie) of Bakersfield, CA. and Casey Tuttle Conrad (Jaamon) of Santa Maria, CA.; sisters Mary Proctor (Bob) of San Felipe, Mexico, Sandy Boneso of Paso Robles, CA, Marijo Meyer (Steve) of Yucca Valley, CA. and Patricia Cartwright of Alameda, CA.; brother Paul R. Greb II (Robbie) of Prescott, AZ.; grandchildren Damon Tuttle of Santa Maria, CA., Amanda Tuttle of Fort Mohave, AZ., Emily Harbor of Santa Maria, CA., McKenzie Tuttle of Bakersfield, CA., Gage Tuttle of Bakersfield, CA. and Cole Conrad of Santa Maria, CA.; great- grandson Ziggy Tuttle of Santa Maria, CA.; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins., A memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, October 25, 2010, at Desert Lawn Funeral Home, 9250 So. Ranchero Lane , Mohave Valley, AZ.



Frederick Howard Gardner

Frederick Howard Gardner Frederick, affectionately known to his friends and relatives as "Fritz" passed away on October 11, 2010. He was born in 1916 to Howard J. and Adah L. Gardner in Columbus, Ohio. After grade school, he graduated from



Gary Kolvoord

His open to the public service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon, CA 95620. Following the service, there will be a reception at 11:45 in Dixon., In lieu of flowers, please make donations to North Bay Cancer Alliance in Gary Kolvoord's name to be used toward the Lake County Facility. Donations can be mailed to 185 Sotoyme St., Santa Rosa, CA 95405.,



Gary Lee Rayner

April 26, 1939 - Sept. 10, 2010 Gary L. Rayner was born in Phoenix, Ariz., then went on to serve the U.S. Army in 1962-1963. He majored in Business and was a R.E.A./Broker for 30 years. He lived in Compton, Long Beach, Santa Barbara and then moved to the desert where he resided for 15 years. Gary was living in Rancho Mirage and working for Windermere Real Estate when he lost his battle to Cancer after two weeks at the VA Hospital in Loma Linda. Gary will be remembered as a respectable, generous and genuine man. He will live in the hearts of the people who had the honor to know him. He rests at the National Cemetery in Riverside. "Forever we will miss you."



George Brown

George Brown Son of the late Frank & Mabel Brown, died on October 11, 2010 at the age of 56. He is survived by his brother Bill Brown of Yuba City, and his daughter Mindy Lister, of Orland, and 3 grandsons. George was a favorite uncle to numerous nieces & nephews. He was also loved by his large extended family including stepdaughters Missy Cochran of Corpus Christi, Texas and Janette Moore of Yuba City, and 5 step- grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at Sutter Cemetery on Butte House Road at 3:00 pm. Saturday, October 16th. Following the service, friends and family are invited to attend a gathering at the Native Daughters Hall in Sutter, located at 7393 Lyons Street on the corner of Lyons & California Streets. Send Condolences at



George J. Thomas

GEORGE J. THOMAS AKA TOMASSI MAR 22, 1928 - OCT 11, 2010 George passed away peacefully on October 11, 2010 with his family by his side. George was born in Pittsburgh PA and moved to Modesto California after retiring from the Pittsburgh Post gazette. George is survived by his brother Franco Tomassi, Sisters Yolanda Tomassi and Nancy Vernacchio, Sons George, Michael, Ernest, Joe and Stephen Tomassi, Daughters Lynda Nalls and Sandra Shivar. George has 23 Grandchildren, 27 Great Grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. George was proceeded in Death by his Wife Sally and Son Samuel Tomassi. Services will be held at Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel 419 Scenic Drive Modesto CA on October 14, 2010 from 4-8pm and October 15, 2010 at 1:00pm following St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery on Scenic Dr. In Modesto CA



George L. Brown

George L. Brown 56, of Sutter, CA passed away October 11, 2010. Services are pending with Holycross Memorial Services.



George Mason Knapp

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



George O. Hart

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



George Ross Kiner

1923 ~ 2010 Born in Prophetstown, Ill, George Kiner passed Friday, Oct. 8, 2010. First Lt. George Kiner was a, veteran who flew P-51 missions into Italy. He worked for C.A.R.E. following the War, variously stationed in Egypt, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and other southeast Asian countries. George was a long-time antiques dealer with stores in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and most recently, Pier at the Past in Oceano. His garden was always a pleasure to behold. He''ll be missed by his golf and bingo buddies. George is survived by his sister, Betty; and various nephews and nieces from Illinois. Per George''s wishes, there will be no service.



Gerry K. Mueller

Gerry Mueller of Los Osos passed from the loving arms of her family Sunday evening, Sept. 26, 2010. She will be a forever young 64. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Hideo and Yukie Kawano and graduated from the University of Hawaii. She married Jay, a friend from UH in 1968, after stubborn fate directed that they meet once again by chance in Santa Barbara. They returned to Hawaii for a while after the birth of their son, Erik. Their daughter, Miki was born in Hawaii. A return to California led the family to their beloved Central Coast, where they settled in Baywood Park. Gerry worked at Cuesta College prior to joining the support staff at Cal Poly President''s office in1984. A dedicated employee, she was beloved by her coworkers and colleagues - she retired from Cal Poly in February 2008. Gerry was a member of the Krewe of Sybarites in Mardi Gras of San Luis Obispo for the past eight years, served on the Kouncil of Krewes and was Queen for the 2006 season. Retirement allowed her to spend more time with her grandchildren, volunteer tirelessly at Los Osos Library and probably best of all, discover her inner artist with classes at Cuesta Emeritus and San Luis Adult Schools. Her greatest love in art was to make original and altered books and fused glass pieces. She loved to cook and always sought out new ideas and recipes. A gentle supportive soul, Gerry was loved by many and remembered for her radiant smile. Ger is survived by her husband, Jay; son, Erik Mueller and daughter in-law Jenny Carcia of Petaluma, Calif.; daughter, Michelle "Miki" and son-in-law Ken Allen of Novato, Calif.; grandchildren Kayla and Colby Allen; brother, Wil and sister-in-law, Jewel Kawano of Honolulu; and mother-in-law, Theresa Mueller of Morro Bay. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010. Email for information. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of Los Osos Library,



Gregory Harold Bullis

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



Guadalupe Rubio

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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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 Corp, 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 at



Harry L. Hansen

Harry L. Hansen 78, of Marysville passed away on October 9, 2010. A Celebration of Life will be on Saturday October 23, 2010 at 2:00PM at the First Presbyterian Church, 1940 Freeman Street Marysville, CA 95901. Arrangements are under the direction of, Marysville, CA.



Haskell Saul SOLOMON

SOLOMON, Haskell Saul Oct. 11, 1924 - Sept. 24, 2010 Beloved son, dear brother, loving husband, passionate musician, devoted friend, and "master" plumber, Haskell Solomon was born in Rangoon, Burma, on October 11, 1924. He was an accomplished violinist whose life was filled with music. He extended his love to us all, and drew us to him with his gentle spirit and joyful sense of humor. Predeceased by his beloved wife Janet in 1997, he is survived by his sister, Seemah David, of San Francisco; her children, Max, Ramah, Selwyn (Kelly), and Jasmine David; his sister-in-law Hannah Oman; and numerous relatives and friends in the U.S. and throughout the world. On Sunday, October 17, at 11:00 a.m., Haskell's ashes will be interred next to Janet at Eden Memorial Park, 11500 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills, CA 91345. According to his wishes, there will be no service. He instructed that his memorial plaque be inscribed, "Music was his prayer." His friends have planned a concert to honor his memory and celebrate his life on Sunday, October 31, 1:30 p.m., at University Synagogue, 11960 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049.



Helen Novack

Novack, Helen 1923 - September 24, 2010 Helen Novack (Schoel) passed away suddenly on September 24th at her home in Montreal, Canada. She was 89 Years old. A part time resident of Los Angeles, she had homes in Montreal, Hallendale, Florida and Ste Agathe. Born in Ludin, Poland on March 3, 1923, she immigrated with her older brother Bill when she was 9 years old. Her siblings, Jack, Sarah, Harry and Fanny followed to Montreal, Canada. There she earned a bachelors degree in arts from Sir George Williams University and her Masters degree in library science from McGill University. She served as a librarian for the Jerome Le Royer Library from 1973-1983 when she retired. She wed Joel Novack, a well known Canadian furrier in 1950. They were married for 46 years until his passing in 1996. They raised four children in Montreal, Canada. She valued knowledge and education and instilled that in her children, all whom have gone on to successful careers. An accomplished pianist, avid swimmer and health enthusiast she lived life to the fullest. She traveled around the world from China to Israel and touched the lives of those she met along the way. She was known by those who loved her for her sound wisdom and thoughtfulness. She is survived by her children; Dr. Phillip Novack (Toronto), Dr. Brian Novack (Los Angeles), Martin Novack (Montreal), Deborah Novack-Remer and her husband Aaron Remer (Montreal), also her grandchildren; Sari, Michael, Madison, Aaron, Rachel, Bronte, Joel and Sam. Shabbat services celebrating her life will be lead by Rabbi David Baron on Friday, October 15th from 8:00 PM ? 10:00 PM at Temple of the Arts, Saban Theatre 8440 Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Temple of the Arts, Saban Theatre or The Torino Foundation, a non-profit organization serving critically and terminally ill children and children with special needs. The foundation is located in Las Vegas, Nevada (



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Henry G. Pengel

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



Henry Walter Dunger

Henry Walter Dunger, 10/10/1948 - 10/7/2010, Henry Walter Dunger passed away on October 7, 2010 of natural causes., He was born on October 10th 1948 in Reno Nevada. He was a Fire safety engineer. Henry never gave up., Immediate family survivors are his son, Henry Dunger; daughters, Shelbi, Vaniesa, and Tawnya Dunger; grandchildren, Jonathan, Dean Henry, Chalze, Patience, and Aaron; two great-grandchildren, Faith and Payton; sister Nancy Grumbling; brother, George Dunger; and long time companion Kathy Rush, He will be buried at Lakewood Cemetery in Hughson Calif., where he will be at peace with his mother Georgia, brother James, and father Henry. Burial services are unknown at this time, but Hanks children would, like to invite all of his friends and anyone who knew and loved him to a party in his honor just as he wanted it like the good old days, the party will be on Sunday October 24, 2010 at his daughter and son-in-laws house at 12341 Shaunsetta in Auburn. For any questions please call Kevin 530-368-4096 or Shelbi 530-344-6755



Henry Y. Garcia

Santa Rosa, Calif. Henry Y. Garcia Jan. 27, 1929- Oct. 6, 2010, Henry Garcia, a beloved husband and loving father and grandfather, was surrounded by his family when he passed away peacefully on Oct. 6, 2010., Henry was born in Santa Monica on Jan. 27, 1929, to Guadalupe and Vincenta Garcia. Henry grew up in the San Fernando Valley and graduated from Los Angeles Trade Technical School. After graduation, he worked at Industrial Electronic Engineers (IEE) in Van Nuys., Unbeknownst to him that while working at IEE he would meet his future wife; in his own words she was a pretty woman that he looked upon admiringly so. On May 10, 1969, Henry and Susan were married at The Little Brown Church in North Hollywood, which was the beginning of their 41-year marriage., After leaving IEE, Henry started his own business in sub-contract manufacturing. From there he went on to develop his successful medical instrument company (called ECA) in Newbury Park. The medical tool that he personally designed and manufactured is used in pacemaker surgeries worldwide to this day., Henry's work was his passion and considered it his hobby. His devoted love was for his family, which he held dear to his heart. Henry enjoyed his beautiful backyard with its many trees and birds, visiting and joking with his family, and enjoying the simple things of life especially his dogs., Henry is survived by his wife, Susan, and their daughter, Tami and her husband Jon Osborn. Henry is also survived by his first wife, Estella Magdaleno, and their five children and grandchildren: Olivia, her daughter Christine, and son Tony; Carol, her son Michael, and daughter Vanessa; David and his wife Denise; Edward and his daughter Jasmine; John and his wife, Valerie, and stepson Scott. Also sharing the loss are his sister, Cruz Tayahua and her husband Jess; brothers, Lupe and his wife Felicitas, Chris and his wife Herta. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jess, and sisters, Pocha and Martha. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews., Please join us in celebrating the life of an incredible man who was very loving and generous. The Rosary Service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 at St. John the Baptist De La Salle, 10738 Hayvenhurst, Granada Hills. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 16 at St. John the Baptist De La Salle, 10738 Hayvenhurst, Granada Hills, with interment following at the San Fernando Mission. A Celebration of Life reception will immediately follow. Seldom before has one man done so much for so many.



Herb Richards

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Herman V. Schuler

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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Hollis Logue Jr.

Hollis Logue Jr., 90, died of heart failure Sept. 20, 2010, in San Jose, Calif., while watching the 49ers game on television. He was an architect best known for his 1965 Terminal C at the San Jose airport.



Honofre Mendoza

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Howard Croswhite

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Howard Philip Federer

Howard Philip Federer, 10/13/2010, Howard Philip Federer, age 93 years, passed away on October 13, 2010 in Chico, Calif., Howard was born August 6, 1917 to Philip and Emily Federer in Auburn, California. He was raised in Auburn and graduated from Placer Union High School in 1935. Howard then graduated from Heald Business College in Sacramento., Howard served in the US Navy during, in the South Pacific. He spent two years building a supply base in the New Hebrides and two years on the USS Bingham, a 15,000 ton attack transport. He was a storekeeper first class and earned a, On January 25, 1946 Howard married the former Jacqueline Marie Dove. They were married for sixty years and lived in Auburn the majority of that time., Howard was employed by PG&E in Auburn, Drum Division, for 39 years. He worked on a line crew and retired as a foreman's clerk in 1977. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, and sports, especially baseball. He was a San Francisco Giants fan and attended many Giants games including the World Series at Candlestick Park in 1962 and more recently a game at ATT Park on his 90th birthday. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife to Hawaii and the Caribbean., Howard was predeceased in 2006 by his wife Jacqueline. He is survived by his two daughters, Helen Scott of San Francisco and Patricia Sagers of Chico and by his granddaughter Hillary Colby of Chico of whom he is most proud. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Helen Bell of Auburn, nieces Susan Nott and Robin Langdon; nephews Jeff Jones and Byron Ruth, and several grand-nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his companion for the past 15 years, his Siamese cat Gabby, and all of his caring "family" at the Country House., A service will be held at the Auburn Cemetery at 1040 Collins Road in Auburn at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2010. Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of your choice in care of Newton-Bracewell Funeral Home in Chico. The obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at, or to the family.



Huda A. Qirreh

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



Irene Filla

Irene Marie Filla Resident of Santa Clara June 16, 1929 - Oct 2, 2010 Irene died peacefully with family at her side early Saturday morning. Irene who was born in Pittsburg, PA on June 16, 1929, graduated from the University of Illinois. She married Edward J. Filla, her husband of 50 years, on January 26, 1960 in Chicago. Irene and Ed, always wanting the best for their family, decided to move to California in 1965 with two of her sons, Michael and Daniel, relocating to Santa Clara in 1966 where Joseph was born. Irene is survived by her husband Ed, her three sons, grandson Danny, brothers Bud and Jim, sister Caryl, and many nieces and nephews. She will be laid to rest on Friday Oct 15 at the Mission City Memorial Park in the 'Serenity' section. There will be a Memorial service at 2:00 pm. on Saturday October 16, 2010 at the Kingdom Hall located at 2900 Homestead Road, in Santa Clara. The service is open to the public.



Iris Margarita Valentin

Iris Margarita Valentin, also known as Ita, passed away on Oct. 11, 2010. The Vallejo resident was born on Nov. 26, 1933 in Utuado, Puerto Rico., Ita's memory will be cherished by her daughters, Iris C. Newsom, Sandy Valentin, Debbie Valentin and Tamara Valentin, all of Vallejo; four grandchildren, Gabriel M. Colon, Logan P. Newsom, Ashlee, Hamilton and Madison Hamilton; and two great-grandchilldren, Gabriel M. Colon Jr., and Geana Colon., Ita was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Victor M. Valentin., Visitation will be held today, Oct. 15, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Colonial Chapels in Vallejo. She will be buried with her loving husband Victor at the National Cemetery in Puerto Rico., "For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their Shephard; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes." Revelation 7:17.



Irvin Clark Moore

Passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at his home in Torrance surrounded by family. Born in Hughes Springs, Texas on January 5, 1929, Irvin was 81 at the time of his death. He served in the




July 25, 1924 - October 12, 2010 He is survived by his loving wife, Amalia; his sister, Kay Pappas; niece, Corinne; and a nephew, Nick. James served his country in the Navy during 




SNOW, JAMES OLIN Nov. 23, 1910 to August 30, 2010 Growing up on a farm in Missouri, not even the Influenza Pandemic of 1918 would take Snow's life. He survived the deadly flu, destined to live just three months short of his 100th birthday. During his lifetime he saw the first car, the first airplane, paved roads, talking movies. Snow lived through Prohibition (his uncles being bootleggers), the Great Depression and World War II, finally settling in San Diego. He was married to his wife, Ferne, for 64 years. Despite an accident in the Navy in 1944, losing three fingers and most of the little finger on his right hand, Snow led a full and active life in the community. He was a self-employed barber for 60+ years, avid knife collector, custom knife maker and sharpener. Learned to water ski at age 67. Made every dove hunt opening day for 57 years even after suffering an aneurysm at 87. Holds a world record in registered trap shooting for hitting 100 straight targets at age 93½. Snow had a valid driver's license but never carried a handicap placard despite breaking his hip at age 98. Family and hard work were his focus. Jim "Olin" Snow was a man of high morals and good character. In Loving Memory James Olin Snow is survived by his 92-year-old sister, two sons, a daughter, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and countless friends. Every man dies. Not every man really lives. Gone but not forgotten.




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MUGG, JAMES WILLIAM "BILL" Bill died at home on October 6, 2010. He was born on February 12, 1932 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He served in the Navy during the, . Bill was a graduate of Ball State University and San Diego State University. He was a teacher with the San Diego Unified School District for thirty-three years. He was the devoted husband of Beverlyee J. Mugg, beloved father of Mary (Robert) Fecher of McMurray, PA, and James P. (Susan) Mugg of San Diego and adoring grandfather of Christina and Brian Mugg and Beth and Katie Fecher. Also survived by brothers Jon Beaman of San Diego and John Mugg of Wyoming. Memorial service to be held Sunday, October 18th, at 2:00 p.m. at La Mesa First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church or the Salvation Army.




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STANLEY, JOE B. Prescott Valley, AZ May 12,1911 - Oct. 8, 2010 Greenwood Memorial Park & Mortuary (619) 264 - 3131 




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BAARS, JOSEPH P. of Chula Vista 3/28/1989 - 10/10/2010 Service- Saturday, Oct. 16, 12pm Bonita Valley Church Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey (619) 425-9111 



James Alexander Reaney Sr.

80, long time resident of Sonoma County, died Monday, October 4, 2010 of a long illness. Jim is survived by his four children: Neya Ferrari, Lorna King, James Reaney Junior and Alexander Reaney; nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Jim graduated from Santa Rosa High School in 1948, was a Veteran of the, , a Chicken Rancher, long time employee of Stornetta's Dairy and Santa Rosa Memorial Park. The family would like to thank 5 Palms Care Home and Heartland Hospice for the loving and compassionate care they gave our father. Private services will be held. Donations may be made to Heartland Hospice, Canine Companions or your favorite charity.



James Franco

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



James Lazarus VASILION

VASILION, James Lazarus Born July 25, 1924, Died October 12, 2010. He is survived by his loving wife Amalia, his sister Kay Pappas, niece Corinne, and a nephew Nick. He served his country in the navy during WWII. He was a long time member of the Santa Monica Windjammers Club. Services will be Sat. October 16, 2010 11:00 a.m. at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 9501 Balboa Blvd., Northridge, CA 91324. Bastian & Perrott, Oswald Mortuary FD-1198 (818) 886-8600



James O'Brien

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



James Paul Groves

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 Wayne Bledsoe

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.



Jane Prantis

Jane Briggs Prantis Resident of Cupertino Born January 5, 1944 in Rocky River, Ohio, died peacefully at home on October 7, 2010 after a 12 year illness. She is survived by her husband Robert, brother Howard Briggs and a nephew and niece William Briggs and Elizabeth Blandon. Interment at St. Casimir Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, October 16, 2010. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests those inclined to send a donation to UCSF Memory and Aging Center, 350 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, California 94117.



Janet M. Rappel

Rappel, Janet M. September 23, 1920 - October 7, 2010 Janet was married for 56 happy years to Arthur Rappel and was the adored mother of Constance Burge and Patricia Horgan. She leaves grandchildren Austin and Lauren Burge; Ted, Brett and Spencer Uniss and great-grandchildren Libby and Katy Uniss. A talented artist with impeccable style, Janet found success as a fashion model and sales representative. Her warmth and vivacity will be deeply missed by all who loved her. Services will be held Sat, Oct. 16, 11:30am at Pierce Bros. Westwood Memorial Park.




MEYER, Jean Sunday, October 17, 2010, 12:00, Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries, Los Angeles 800-600-0076.



Jean Pierre Irissarry

Jean Pierre Irissarry passed away in his home in Dixon, Calif. on Wednesday, Oct. 6. Jean Pierre was born in Bidarray, France Dec. 3, 1924. He left his homeland in the year 1950 and came to Los Banos, Calif., Jean Pierre is survived by his loving daughter Christie, her mother Laurie Lord, and his nieces, cousins, nephews and their children that are living in France. Jean Pierre enjoyed fishing with his family and friends, and he loved playing a good game of Mus. He was a member of several clubs including the San Francisco, Gardnerville, Los Banos, Marin Sonoma, and Rocklin Basque Clubs. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge in Dixon. You could find him there on Wednesdays playing Mus with his friends. Jean Pierre will be known for his kindness and willingness to help others. He will be greatly missed by those who knew him., A visitation will be held on Monday, Oct. 18, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 10 a.m., at St Peters Catholic Church. Donations may be made to your favorite charity or the American Cancer Society . Arrangements are under the direction of Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 569 N. First St., Dixon, 678-2189,,



Jeanne Stutts

In loving memory of Jeanne Stutts, 77, who passed away at her home in Desert Hot Springs, Calif. Jeanne passed away September 30, 2010 from congestive heart failure. Jeanne was born on September 16, 1933 to Lydabelle and Archie Gibson in Santa Monica, Calif. She married Eddie Stutts on March 15, 1971. She retired from the phone company after 34 years. When she started with Pacific Telephone and Telegraph in the teletype department, she used roller skates to get around the office while performing her job as an information operator. Her one and only hobby was playing bingo on Friday nights. Her charity of choice is the Orphan Pet Oasis. Jeanne is survived by daughters, Sue Ann Stutts and Donna Marie Reno of Littleton, Colo.; grandson, Frank Edward Reno of Elizabeth, Colo.; and her niece, Patty Freedman of Santa Cruz, Calif. Jeanne also leaves behind her fateful companion of 14 years, Misty the cat. Jeanne was preceded in rest by her loving husband of 29 years, Eddie; her daughter, Laurie Jean Graves; and her mother, Lydabelle. Burial at sea provided by the Neptune Society. The family suggests in place of flowers to please make a donation to the Orphan Pet Oasis in North Palm Springs in Jeanne's name. We love you Mom, hi to Dad.



Jeffrey Scott Andrade

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



Jennifer Green

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Jennifer Cristine Green, 43, died Oct. 6, 2010, surrounded by her family at home in Napa. She passed peacefully after 17 months of living her life to the fullest while striving to overcome ampullary c


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Jessie Snyder

JESSIE McCLELLAN HUNTER SNYDER Jessie McClellan Snyder, long time resident of Norco/Corona, went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 3, 2010. Jessie was born 11/18/1916 in Santa Barbara, CA. She graduated from Belmont High School in Los Angeles in 1934 and attended USC. Jessie was a founding member of Norco Christian Church, as well as a member of Starlight Rebecca Lodge 231 and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge 377. Jessie is survived by her loving husband, John Sndyer of Norco; two daughters, Cathy Eye (Larry) of Norco, and Laura Maw (David) of Newport Beach. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Amy Krika (Kirt), Robbie Eye (Kristen), Brian Maw (Jennifer), and Chrissie Cacao (Larry), as well as 9 great-grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, October 17th at 1:00pm at West Grand Baptist Church, 709 W. Grand Blvd. in Corona.



Joan Annette Biegel

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.



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Joe Faria

JOE FARIA MAR 6, 1922 ~ OCT 10, 2010 Age 88, passed away peacefully in Hughson, CA. surrounded by his family. Joe was born in Faial, Azores. He married Maria and started their family. In 1968 the family immigrated to the United States and settled in the city of Hilmar. They had 9 children. Joe worked in the dairy business for many years. Survived by his wife Maria Faria of 60 years, sons Joe Faria of San Jose, Manuel Faria, Tony Faria, Luis Faria, John Faria all of Hilmar, Carlos Faria, Eddie Faria of Turlock; Daughters Maria Connie Faria of Hilmar, Cathy Silva of Turlock and sister Maria Rosa of San Jose, 16 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren. Visitation 2PM-6PM Sunday, at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Service, 286 W. Main St., Turlock, CA, Vigil & Rosary 8:00 P.M., Sunday at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, 2602 Walnut Ave., Turlock, CA. Funeral Mass 10:00 A.M., Monday at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, 2602 Walnut Ave. Turlock, CA. Interment follow the Mass to Turlock Memorial Park Mausoleum. Service under the direction of Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Service, Turlock, CA www.whitehurstnorton,



Joe Gagnon

August 6, 1970 - October 10, 2010 



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Joel Warren Dinsfriend

DINSFRIEND, Joel Warren November 28, 1960 - October 13, 2010 Passed away peacefully on October 13, 2010 at the age of 49. A memorial service will be held at Temple Aliyah, 6025 Valley Circle Blvd, Woodland Hills on October 17, 2010.



John M. Metzner

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 Roake

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 World War II 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



Johnny J. Martin

Johnny J. Martin March 12, 1926 - September 18, 2010 John was born in Ecorse, Michigan. He was the son of Ernest and Betty Martin and lived most of his life in Long Beach, California. He attended Wilson High School before joining the Marine Corp. During



Jonne Aleeson

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



Jose De Jesus Varelas

Jose De Jesus Varelas, 23, of San Jose, was killed Sept. 16, 2010, when the car in which he was riding crashed in downtown San Jose.



Joseph Daniel Laufersweiler

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;, 805-522-2977., Funeral arrangements under the direction of Griffin Family Funeral Chapel, 482-1166.



Joseph H. Aleksick

Born September 19, 1925, End of Watch October 11, 2010 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

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,



Juanita G. Waggoner

passed away Monday, October 11, 2010 at the age of 90 after a long bout with congestive heart failure. She was with family and friends at home in McKinleyville. Juanita was born in Lakeport, CA August 8, 1920 to Irving and Dora Bartlett. She is preceded in death by her ex-husband Ralph Waggoner, her son Earl Waggoner, and grandson Tim Waggoner. She is survived by her children, David Waggoner and his wife Ellie of Eureka; Jeanette Hawksley and her husband Don of Redding; Bruce Waggoner and his wife Deborah of Ratcliff, Arkansas; Grandchildren: Dee Lowery and husband Gerald of McKinleyville; Renee Renner and husband Tim of Ferndale; Colette Robertson and husband Jim of Fortuna; Ron Waggoner and wife Sonja of Klamath Falls, OR; Richard Waggoner and Joslyn of Fife, WA; Julie Ottovich and husband David of Eugene, OR: Jerome Herrera and wife Debbie of Redding, CA; Joeleena Corbin and husband Kevin of Sutherland, OR; Ed Waggoner and wife Michelle of Bakersfield, CA; Jennifer Georgianna and husband Steve of McKinleyville; and Janet Waggoner of Mountain Home, ID; twenty-two great grandchildren; and 8 great great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters; Loberta Gwin and Jean Gwin of McKinleyville and her brother Elwood and wife Deanna of Arcata and serveral nieces and nephews. Juanita celebrated her 90th birthday on August 21st, with a party and family reunion at Pierson Park in McKinleyville surrounded by one hundred of her loving family and friends. She attended schools in Humboldt County and completed her high school education in later years at Eureka Adult Education. She was employed, for many years, as a bookkeeper at Carl Johnson's auction yard. She was a member of Friends of the Library, Fortuna Chapter, and she was a board member of the Table Bluff Cemetery Association. Juanita enjoyed family camping trips on the Mad River near Ruth and in later years on Canyon Creek near Junction City. She loved working jigsaw puzzles, doing needlework, and reading a good book. She was very interested in family history and had compiled a wonderful book with pictures and information. Grave-side memorial services will be held at Ocean View Cemetery on Friday, October 22, 2010 at 3:00pm for Juanita and her son Earl Waggoner, who preceded her in death in January 2010. Arrangements are under the care of Sanders Funeral Home, Eureka. Donations in her memory may be made to Hospice of Humboldt or a charity of your choice. Please sign the guest book at



Judy Anne Wood

Judy Anne Wood passed away on Sept. 23, 2010. She was surrounded by her immediate family; a recording of Chopin's Polonaise was playing while she was called to sing with the angels. Judy was born on March 13, 1935 in Sacramento, California to parents Marguerite and Claire B. Fish. Judy attended Texas Christian University with a music scholarship. She returned to marry Hal Wood on July 23, 1955. Their marriage lasted 55 years. Judy and Hal lived on their secluded 10 acres in Forestville for 49 years where they raised their children. Judy taught music to the primary children at the Apple Blossom school for 17 years. She was the choir director of the Forestville Methodist Church for 30 years. She was a very caring and friendly lady; often helping families in need. She was a special friend to many people who needed assistance. Her family consists of two children, Cori Wood and Doug Wood, a daughter-in-law Denise; grandchildren Travis Wood, Claire (Jonathon) Trappe, Jessalee Wood, Kora Wood, Amanda Wood, Anna Wood; and significant others Tiffany Baxman, Pat Mills, and Garrett Northern. She is survived by her husband Hal Wood; brothers Charles (Diane) Fish and Robert (Carol) Fish; brother-in-law Al (Terry) Wood, sister-in-law Jean (John) Wise; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 23rd at the Forestville United Methodist Church. The family suggests rather than flowers, that donations be made to Forestville United Methodist Church, the Trina Castleberry Memorial Scholarship at El Molino High School, or the Forestville Fire Fighters Association. A reception will be held after the service at the Trappe property, 7777 Martinelli Rd. (1/4 mile north of Hwy. 116). Family assisted by: PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY-SEBASTOPOL, 707-829-5433



Juli Entwistle

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



Julia Huber

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



June Yvonne Hoerler

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




Kate Blasingame Smith, Kate Blasingame Smith passed away peacefully on September 21, just short of her 94th birthday. She was the fourth child of Alfred Hardy Blasingame and Harriet Cole Blasingame. The Blasingames and the Coles were among the early settlers in the San Joaquin Valley. Kate graduated from Clovis High School and Fresno State.. In the 30's she moved to Santa Maria and taught school for a year. She then wed Santa Maria attorney Marion Smith and they became parents of four children., During her life Kate was active in he Presbyterian Church, loved to refinish antiques, was a great cook, kept a lovely home, and took many art classes at Allan Hancock College. Upon Marion's retirement the couple traveled extensively and continued to enjoy a wide circle of friends., Preceding her in death was her husband, Superior Court Judge Marion Smith in 2007 and her oldest daughter, Harriet Holman in 1999., Surviving are her children, Michael Smith, Janey McCarrel, and Mary Kit Mcintosh, grandchildren Katie Scherpbier, Matt Copeland, Sean and Kevin Smith, Isaac and Joe Scott, Paul and Eli McCarrel, Jordan and Alexandra Zebor, and Abigail Zebor-Stark. She also leaves behind 10 great grandchildren, one nephew, Phil Smith, and nieces Joey Wilson and Delores Barcroft., The family requested that gifts honoring Kate Smith's life be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 200 West Cook, Santa Maria.




Kenji Hedani Passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 5, 2010. He graduated from Galileo High School and attended San Francisco Junior College prior to starting his florist business, "Flowers by Ken". He had his shops at Mission and Valencia Streets for over 50 years. His death was preceded by the deaths of his wife Kiyo and daughter Kathleen. He is survived by his sister Junko Takahashi and her husband Dr. Tom Takahashi and 11 nieces and nephews. Kenji was a Master Mason since November 1957 and a member of the Scottish Rite and Shriners for over 50 years. Worthy Matron Jerri Landa and Worthy Patron Kenji Hedani 1970 OES Imperial Chapter 229 San Francisco, CA. A Masonic memorial service will be held at HALSTED N. GRAY - CAREW & ENGLISH at 1123 Sutter Street, San Francisco on October 16 at 11:00 AM, under the auspices of Pacific-Starr King Lodge #136, F. & A.M. Complimentary Parking (415) 673-3000




WALKER, KENNETH E. of Poway July 25, 1918 - Oct. 10, 2010 Memorial Service 10/15 at 11AM Comm. Church of Poway Poway-Bernardo Mortuary 858-748-4101



Karen Nickel

Karen Nickel June 3, 1961 - October 5, 2010 It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of Karen Nickel. Born on June 3, 1961 in Denver Colorado, Karen grew up in Seattle, Washington, where she attended Ingraham High School and the, . Upon her graduation in 1990 from UW, Karen spent a summer in Toga-Mura, Japan, studying the Suzuki technique with other theatre graduates from around the world. It was there that she met her life partner, Pamela Hopkins. They began their life together in Providence, Rhode Island, and after two years, they moved to San Francisco and settled in the Bay Area. Karen entered into the world of business just as she did that of the theatre: with energy, humor and great compassion. She worked as a sales professional, a recruiter, Director of Recruiting and then eventually a Director of Employee Development with Charles Schwab, Inc. in San Francisco. She recently celebrated her ten year anniversary with Schwab and was quite proud of her work there. Karen was an extraordinarily talented writer who entertained both family and friends with witty holiday letters, hilarious short stories and poignant plays. Also an avid athlete, she trained for and completed more than a dozen half marathons, rode her bicycle in the AIDS ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles and rode in an event known as the Death Ride in the Sierras. Karen graced and enriched the lives of everyone she knew. Her unique brand of humor, combined with her unconditional love for her family and friends, brought joy to all of us. Karen is survived by her life partner, Pamela; their daughter Luci, age 8 and 1/2 of Oakland, CA; her parents C. Russell Nickel and Virginia Nickel of Lacey, WA; her 3 brothers: Kevin Nickel of Tacoma, WA; Kent Nickel of Seattle, WA; Kirk Nickel of Boise, ID and their wives; as well as 15 nieces and nephews and a large extended family. A memorial service will be held for Karen at 10:00AM on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley in Kensington, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation by accessing the website online,, phone: 312-578-1439. Please reference that this is in memory of Karen Nickel. Contributions can also be made to the education fund for Luci Hopkins-Nickel via Bank of America in Oakland, CA. Account details will be provided as soon as they are available.



Katherine Jean Erceg

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Kathleen Balkow

Kathleen Balkow, 1925 - 2010, Kathleen Balkow, 85, peacefully passed away with her daughter by her side on October 11, 2010., Kathleen was born July 9, 1925 in Bridgeport, Connecticut to John and Nora Fitzpatrick. She was the youngest of four children. She attended local Catholic schools and graduated from St. Charles High school. She was a bank teller until she married in 1947 and moved to Tucson. She was a homemaker while volunteering at her children's school and church. Her faith and family were always important to her. As her children grew older, she went to work in the printing business she owned. She also enjoyed the company of her friends, especially her dear friend Christine Chavez. When she retired she moved to Santa Maria to live with her daughter and family. She became involved with the Catholic Charities store and eventually was appointed to the Catholic Charities Board. She made many friends with other volunteers and customers during her time there. In the summer of 1994 she was able to fulfill her dream to travel to Ireland with a friend from high school. She was very proud of her Irish heritage., Kathleen is survived by her sons Hal Balkow (Judy) and Jerry Balkow (Alice): and her daughter Kathy Wittke (Dean). She also leaves behind ten grandsons and one granddaughter, Katie. She was preceded in death by her son Jimmy, her parents, and sisters Marge, Eileen and brother Joe., A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Reception to follow., The family wants to thank the staff at the Villa Maria Care Center for their loving care and kindness to our dear mother and grandmother. She felt at home there for the past three years., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The National Fibromyalgia Association for Research, 2121 S Towne Centre, Anaheim, CA 92806 or the Vasculitis Foundation, P.O. Box 28660, Kansas City, Missouri 64188., Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory. Sympathy notes and words of support may be expressed at



Kevin Cueto

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




Lorraine Rose Riviello Amsler 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, . 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 Firemans 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, on Sunday, October 17th at 2:00 SHARP, 310 Harbor Drive, Sausalito. We will return by 5:00. In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully accepted to Hospice of Petaluma or your favorite charity.



Latasia Yvonne Soto

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Laurence Edward Davis

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.



Lavonne Bullis

Lavonne Bullis Resident of San Bruno Age 82, died at home on Thursday, September 9, 2010, as a result of the San Bruno gas-line explosion. Born September 8, 1928 in Upland, CA, to Hugh and Viviette McLellan, Lavonne attended 18th Street and Upland Elementary Schools, Upland Junior High, Chaffey Union High and Chaffey Junior College (Ontario, CA). In 1951, she earned her B.S. and R.N. degrees from U.C.B.(S.F.), where she also met her fianc‚, Fred. They married September 2, 1951. Lavonne loved music, playing piano from childhood. She also served as her church's organist while in Junior College, and would later accompany school and church choirs as need arose. As a newlywed, Lavonne worked as a nurse in the S.F. Public Health Dept. In 1957, she and Fred opened Serra Highlands Pharmacy in So. San Francisco. Many busy years ensued as homemaker, mother, asst. scout leader and the like. When their children were teens, Lavonne returned to nursing, retiring from Brookside Convalescent Hospital in 1993. She served faithfully at Bethany Presbyterian Church as deacon and elder, and as a volunteer at the Salvation Army and YBR2 Benefit Shop. Lavonne was a member of P.E.O., AAUW, and the Red Hat Society. Every summer, she spent a week camping with her extended family at their annual reunion. Always, Lavonne loved her family and friends well. She is survived by her daughter Jeannie(Ed), son Gary(Terri), daughter-in-law Sue, grandchildren Megan, Janine, Melissa, Zack and Allison (Tim), her brother Tom (Joyce), sisters Marian (Gordon) and Carroll (Ed), and many precious nieces and nephews, to whom she was "Aunt Bonnie." A Celebration of Life was held September 24, 2010, honoring Lavonne, and her son Greg and grandson Will, who also perished with her. A private interment will take place at Skylawn Memorial Park in San Mateo. A memorial fund will be identified at a later date.



Lavonne McLellan Bullis

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



Lawrence Joseph Savino

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.




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Lex C. Edwards

LEX C. EDWARDS Passed away Friday, 10/08/2010. Viewing will be Friday, 10/15, 3-5PM and a Service will be Saturday 10/16 at 1PM, with reception to follow. All services will be at Evans Brown Mortuary, 27010 Encanto Drive, Sun City, CA 92585. EVANS BROWN MORTUARY (951) 679-1114 On-Line Condolences evans-brown



Lilian Abrams Williams

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 Dugan Ph.D.

Lillian Dugan 81, of Thousand Oaks passed away Oct. 9, 2010, after a long battle with Kidney and Lung disease., Lillian was a gifted opera singer and a Doctor of Epidemiology. She worked for the American Cancer Foundation in Detroit and after moving to California in 1985 became a realtor, which was her career until she retired in 2006., She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Cullen of Rhode Island; son, John Corbett of Glendale; granddaughter, Megan McClow of Simi Valley; and many friends. She was predeceased by son, Gary Corbett, and daughter, Susan Corbett., Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at Holy Cross Church at 13955 Peach Hill Road in Moorpark., In lieu of flowers Lillian would prefer you made a donation to the Reagan Library or the ASPCA.



Linda Michelle Halvorsen

Linda Michelle Halvorsen passed away peacefully on October 9, 2010. Born in Mineola City New York in 1942, Linda moved to Southern California in 1963. Linda loved summer, sunsets and the beach, family vacations and time with her friends. Her smile, sweet disposition and beautiful outlook on life will be missed by her family and friends. She is survived by son, Robert (Katherine) Hinsch of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; long time companion, Joseph Al Candelaria of Redondo Beach, CA, and the loves of her life, grandchildren, Meghan and Hayden. A Memorial Service will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel on Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 1:00 PM with a gathering of family and friends to be held in Rice's Lighthouse Reception Room from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers you may make a donation to the



Lionel Deloy Fairbanks

Lionel Faribanks, Lionel Deloy Fairbanks, 70, of Springfield, Mo., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, from a long illness. He was born Jan. 10, 1940 in Barstow, Calif., where he lived until he got married., He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for 37 years in Barstow, Dodge City, Kansas, and Newton, Kansas. They then moved to Springfield, Mo., in 2008. He enjoyed scouting, outdoor sports and spending time with his family., He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Carole Fairbanks of the home; sister, Donna Cantu of Houston, Texas; sons, Lionel P. Fairbanks and his wife, Lisa of Springfield, Mo., Michael D. Fairbanks and his wife, Ester of Independence, Mo.; daughters, Susan R. Pherson and her husband, Brett of Windsor, Colo., Lynda D. Delzeit and her husband, Richard of Dodge City, Kansas; and 10 grandchildren., Graveside service were held at Hazelwood Cemetery at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, under the direction of Walnut Lawn Funeral Home Springfield, Mo. Online condolences may be left at



Lorraine Rose Riviello Amsler

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, . 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.



Lucille Dechambeau Townsend

Lucille Viola DeChambeau was born in Negaunee, Mich., to Alcid and Viola DeChambeau in February 1932, and died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010. She grew up in Marinette, Wis., and graduated from Marinette High School. She attended Wisconsin State College in Oshkosh, Wis., and earned her A.A. degree from Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo and B.A. degree in History from Cal Poly. On June 7, 1953, she married Neal R. Townsend of Oshkosh at St.Paul''s Episcopal Church in Marinette. During their marriage, the couple lived in Tomahawk and Stevens Point, Wis., and San Bernardino, Rialto, Lemon Grove, San Luis Obispo and Atascadero, Calif. While in Atascadero, Lucille operated her own Hacienda Day Care for children for several years. Lucille is survived by her husband, Neal; daughter, Sharre Chamberlin (Tom) of Rockford, Mich.; sons Larry Townsend (Donna) of Coarsegold, Calif., and Terry Townsend of Pleasanton, Calif.; grandchildren Kristen Urquidez (Johnny), Erika Townsend, Kirk Townsend, Kristianne Townsend, Adam Chamberlin and Nicholas Chamberlin; and one great-grandson, Drew Urquidez. A private family gathering to celebrate Lucille''s life has been planned. Cremation is to be conducted by Graham-Hitch Mortuary in Pleasanton.



Luis Wistano Robles

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Lupe Lopez Valencia

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.




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Mary Teresa Zepeda (1944-2010), Our beloved Mother, Nana, sister, and friend passed away on October 11, 2010, after a sudden and unexpected illness, surrounded by her loving children and Grandchildren. She was born Mary Teresa Zaragoza on October 2, 1944, in Porterville, CA, raised in Hanford, CA, and graduated from Venice High in 1963. All together she had seven brothers and five sisters. She moved to Santa Maria in 1968 after marrying Gilberto Zepeda where she would be a homemaker to her 4 children. She later divorced. Anyone who knew Mary knew she loved her family, and friends. The highlight of her life was taking care of her grandchildren. She was also known for being a good cook, always had a smile on her face, and was fond of her Bear collection. The little things in life made her happy., She is survived by her four Children, Dolores Cabatan, Gilbert Zepeda, and Yolanda Estrada, all of Santa Maria. Son's in law Mario Cabatan, and Martin Estrada, her 7 grand children, Annika Bourbon of Oxnard, CA, Carlitos (CJ) Barrera, Rudy Leon, Aliah Leon, Kelsie Cabatan, Steven Cabatan, Isaiah Estrada, great granddaughter Kiera Leon, her sister Sally Zaragoza all of Santa Maria, Brothers Salvador and James Zaragoza, both of Bakersfield, CA. and Johnny Zaragoza of Cudahy, CA. She was preceded in death by her Mother Maria Dolores Zaragoza Father Silviano Zaragoza, Grandson Roman Estrada, and numerous brothers and sisters., She will be missed by all. Rosary service will be held at Dudley Hoffman Mortuary on Monday October 18, 2010 at 3:30 p.m, and a church service at St. Mary's Church on Tuesday October 19, 2010 at 9:30 a.m., Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.



MECONO, Verna Margaret

MECONO, Verna Margaret May 9, 1929 - Oct. 11, 2010 Passed from the arms of her family to the arms of her Lord Oct. 11, 2010.



MENDOZA, Jesus (Dusty)

MENDOZA, Jesus (Dusty) Died Sept. 14, 2010 at home surrounded by his wife and family. He leaves 1 daughter Desiree and 3 sons David, Ron and Jim. 6 sisters Josie Mendoza, Teresa Chavez, Mary Solis Victoria, Andrea Mendoza and Marian Mandese. A memorial mass will be held Oct. 16. 2010 at 10AM at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, on Sola and Anacapa Streets.




FULLER, MICHELE of San Diego 12/21/1957 -10/11/2010 Services held on Oct. 16, 11-3p.m. at Aztlan Mortuary, 7856 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa, CA Aztlan Mortuary (619)337-8100 




HANSEN, MILDRED KATHERINE (OXFORD) Mildred Katherine (Oxford) Hansen, 86, passed away October 12, 2010. She was born in Pea Ridge, AR on December 14, 1923. Millie will be missed by her loving husband of 68 years, John O., her son, John R. and Marilyn of Visalia, CA, her grandsons, Craig and Sandra of Temecula, CA and Christopher and Nicola of Swaffham, England.She loved being great-grandma to Katie, Devon, Jack, Matt, John C. "JC", Zoe and Sarah. Mildred moved to San Diego from St. Joseph, MO in 1942. She retired from S.D.G.&E. in 1985. Her favorite things in life were taking care of her "Johnny", her grandkids, travel and quilting. Services will take place Saturday, October 16th, at 2:00 p.m., Greenwood Memorial Park, Last Supper Chapel.




Miriam C. Rice 1918-2010 Artist Miriam C. Rice, longtime Marin County and Mendocino resident, founding faculty of the Mendocino Art Center, founder of the International Mushroom Dye Institute, died at home at the age of 92 on August 30, 2010 of natural causes. Miriam and her husband Ray lived and taught art in Marin County for many years, raising their three daughters, Mira, Felicia, and Rachel. In 1960 Miriam and Ray moved to Mendocino and began teaching at the newly created Mendocino Art Center, which began her 50-year sojourn on the Mendocino Coast. By the mid-70s Miriam was researching the extraction of the full spectrum of color from the wide variety of mushrooms on the north coast. Miriam's door was always open to her ever-widening circle of friends of all ages. Artists and seekers, poets and writers, environmentalists and leftists found stimulating conversation and a smorgasbord of experimental culinary treats at her table. A Celebration of Miriam's remarkable life is planned for Sunday, October 17, 3:00-5 p.m. at the Mendocino Art Center.



Madison Haas

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Mamie L. Gurney

MAMIE L. GURNEY JULY 14, 1920 - OCT. 6. 2010 Mamie Leona Gurney, 90, died at home in Oakdale. She was born in Vernon County, Missouri, and moved to San Diego, CA. to live with her sister Marie in 1937 as a young lady of 17. She met a young Marine, Charles E. R. ''Bill'' Gurney and they were married in 1942. She loved her home, family and friends. She enjoyed embroidery and quilting, creating beautiful quilts for her family over the years. She is survived by her children Kay Schneringer (Mark) of Lake Tulloch, Shirley Watson (Bill) of Oakdale, Charles Skip'' Gurney (Chris) of Halfmoon Bay, Steven Gurney (Terry) of Modesto; sister, Helen Dahmer of Nevada, MO.; 14 grand- children and 20 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill Gurney, granddaughter Tami Watson, sisters, Nina Holloway & Marie Turner & her parents, Charles & Eva Tylar. Remembrances may be made to Community Hospice or Alexander Cohen Hospice House, 2201 Euclid Ave., Hughson, CA 95326 A celebration of life will be held Monday, Oct. 18 @ 11am at Oakdale Memorial Chapel.



Marcetta Clarabelle (Jones) Campbell

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Margaret Y. (Peggy) Rosenberg

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Marie F. Gentile

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,,



Marie Skaggs

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Marilyn Cardinell

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



Marion Alberta Donahue

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Marjorie F. PERMAN

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 J. Tyrolt

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Marjorie P. Lemieux

Marjorie P. Lemieux, 88, of Thousand Palms, Calif. passed away July 17, 2010 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. She was born November 11, 1921 in Laurel, Mont. Marjorie is survived by her daughter, Paula Wenham of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and son, Clay Elting of Henderson, Nev.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Lemieux. Marjorie donated her body to science. A celebration of her life will be held for close friends and family in November. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to any charity of the donor's choosing or to the public library.



Marjorie R. Battle

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.



Marjorie Raymond-Smith

MARJORIE RAYMOND-SMITH JUN 18, 1922 - OCT 3, 2010 Marjorie Raymond Smith passed peacefully away on October 3, 2010 after a short illness. Marjorie is survived by her husband, Harry Smith, sons Jay McEnroe of Nevada City, CA, Paul McEnroe of Mt Dora, Florida, Bruce McEnroe of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, daughter Jeani McEnroe of Modesto, step daughters Sue Raymond of Michigan, Sue Griggson of Modesto, Patricia Smith of Seaside and step son Ted Smith of Napa. Services will be heldMonday, October 18th at 11:00at Escalon Covenant Church,1155 Escalon Ave, Escalon, CA



Marty Loree Pease

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Mary Chaparro

MARY CHAPARRO, 85, of Oceano, died Oct. 7, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Lady Family Mortuary and Crematory of Arroyo Grande. 



Mary Claire (O'Keefe) Bentham

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



Mary Geneva Farnsworth

Mary Geneva Farnsworth Resident of San Jose Born Feb. 26, 1924, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 26, 2010 at Plum Tree Care Center in S.J. She was a dedicated R.N. for over 50 years. She was the original operating room supervisor at Los Gatos Community Hospital, which opened in 1962 and served there for 23 yrs. She is survived by her loving husband Fred, to whom she was married for over 55 years. A memorial service will be held on Oct.23, 2010 at 11:00 AM at First Congregational Church of San Jose, CA. located at 1980 Hamilton Ave., with the Reverend Dawn Peters officiating. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Geneva's name may be made to your favorite charity. Reception to follow in Friendship Hall.



Mary Lee Andrews Sanderson

Almost 87, died on October 8, 2010 in her home in Healdsburg, CA of natural causes. Her children and caregivers were with her as she passed peacefully into eternal rest. Mary Lee was born on a dairy farm in Bernice, LA, the oldest of five children: C.W. Andrews, who preceded her in death (Mittie); Edna Brown (Malcolm); Evelyn Tippett (Bob): and Jerry (Pat). In 1945 she came to CA to marry W.C. "Sandy" Sanderson, her lifelong love who preceded her in death nineteen years ago. They began a partnership in life and business that year when they bought the Ford dealership that became W.C. Sanderson Ford. Over the years Mary traveled widely with her husband, children, and grandchildren. She took pride in her garden and was an avid reader. She was a private person of strong character. Above all, she valued her family. She is survived by her children: Judith Sanderson; and W.C. "Timer" Sanderson (Marilyn) of Healdsburg as well as a son, Bill Sanderson of Mill City, OR. Her grandchildren include: Hugh Sanderson (Susan); Trevor Sanderson (Jackie); Erin Radelfinger (Cody); and Annamaria Sanderson. Additionally, she has three great grandchildren: Sarah and Andrew Sanderson and Mason Radelfinger. Many nieces, nephews, and family members will miss her. Visitation will be Friday October 15th, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the church. Funeral Services will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Healdsburg, at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2010. A private family interment will follow at Oak Mound Cemetery. The family wishes to thank Gloria Viedma, Rosa Viedma, and Ewa Frycz for their untiring care of our Mom during the last several years. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Healdsburg District Hospital 1375 University Ave. Healdsburg, 95448, in appreciation of their outstanding care. Funeral arrangements by: FRED YOUNG FUNERAL HOME CLOVERDALE 707-894-2540



Mary Luzzi

God gave Mom her angel wings at 2:00 am Saturday, October 9 surrounded by her loving family and friends who provided her with the sound of laughter, tears, and memories for five days prior to her peaceful passing. Born December 14, 1920 in Willits to Rosa & Guglelmo Pavioni. She was the fourth child, with three older brothers and a younger sister. She was a first generation Italian-American born of Italian immigrants. William, Telio, Dino, Mary, & Emma lived in a two-bedroom house in Fort Bragg with their parents. After graduating from high school, she married Aldo Luzzi. They lived in various logging camps along the North Coast until finally settling in Eureka to raise their four children. After 47 years of marriage, Aldo sadly passed in December 1984. Her life had another wonderful turn with the chance meeting of Orrin Sonberg in 1990. Orie & Mom brought happiness and companionship to each other until his death in October 2000. Mom enjoyed and supported her children and grandchildren through all phases of their lives. She was her family's biggest fan, which was apparent to all of us. She loved the many years of family week-ends on her property at Myers Flat, watching her four sons compete (often against each other) at Redwood Acres Raceway, turning from car races to horse racing with son Ray, gambling trips with daughter-in-law, Dianne, listening to the accordion music played weekly by son David, spaghetti feeds hosted by son Richard, vacationing with her daughter Rosemary & her family, and living next door to daughter Teri, allowed her to hear her grandchildren playing in the backyard. Mom was the queen of QVC shopping - she knew the operators on a first name basis. She very much enjoyed politics, especially at the national level. She loved, as she would say, "attending conventions" (via TV). But most of all, family gatherings meant everything to her. For the past two years, Mom lived at Fryes Care Home where she was loved and cared for by the exceptional staff. She is survived by her children- Ray & Melody Luzzi of Redwood Valley, David Luzzi of Fortuna, Richard Luzzi, Rosemary & Matt Kunkler, Dianne Luzzi, and Teri & Kevin Stites all of Eureka. Grandchildren - Alisa Jerland, Gina Luzzi, Lisa Luzzi, Angela Sousa, David Luzzi, Bill Luzzi, Brenna Carpenter, Michelle Hayes, Christina Graves, Jessalynn Kunkler, Whitney Kunkler, GP Robinson, Ryan Sanborn, & Tess Stites. Great grandchildren- Jessica & Justin Jensen, Madeline, Marlee, & Levi Luzzi, Lacy Conti & Chrissalyn Carpenter, Robert Hayes, Faith Miller & Wyatt Graves, Jenna Sadler & Matthew Kunkler, and Nikolas & James Kunkler, Logan Jerland, her sister & brother-in-law, Emma & Orville LeNoue, her very special friend, Pat Henricksen, and several nieces & nephews. Thank you can't begin to express our gratitude to Dollie Frye & her staff, as well as Hospice. Pallbearers will be her sons- Ray, David, Richard, & Matt and grandsons Bill & David. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons and great grandsons- GP, Ryan, Robert, Levi, Wyatt, Matthew, & Nikolas. Her smile was always on her face, right up to the last couple of earthly hours. She's now smiling constantly on all of us. Mom loved yellow, especially flowers. The next time you see a yellow flower, think of her. Arrangements are under the direction of Sanders Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm Friday, October 15 and the service will be on Saturday, October 16 at 11:00 am. Please sign the guest book at



Matthew Gallagher

MATTHEW GALLAGHER, 85 of Arroyo Grande passed away Tuesday, October 5th 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel, Grover Beach, ca



Melissa (Lopez) Rowley

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.



Melva Mae Russell

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Memorial service planned for Brian Chadaris

Friday, October 15, 2010 3:00 AM 

The life of Brian Chadaris, whose struggle with a painful skin disease was chronicled in 2002 by The Bee, will be remembered at a memorial service Saturday. Brian Chadaris 



Mildred (Millie) Oliver

Millie went to be with the Lord on October 9, 2010. She was born in Los Angeles, CA on January 22, 1927 to Melbourne and Eileen Oliver. Millie loved music and books, and she loved people, she had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. She worked many years as a bookkeeper in Everett, WA for a Christian Bookstore. Her love for the Lord was evident. Millie is survived by her best friend of many years, Joan Clapp of Yuba City; her brother, Orval Oliver of Mountain View, CA; her Aunt Alice Johnston of Los Angeles; and many nieces and nephews. Millie had many good friends, and she will be sorely missed. Memorial services will be held Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 1:30PM at First Baptist Church in Yuba City. Donations suggested to: Grace To You, P.O. Box 4000, Panorama City, CA 91412, or Gideons International, Foothill Camp, P.O. Box 60124, Sunnyvale, CA 94088. Send Condolences at



Mildred Hansen

MILDRED KATHERINE (OXFORD) HANSEN 86, passed away October, 12, 2010. She was born in Pea Ridge, AR on December 14, 1923. Millie will be missed by her loving husband of 68 years, John O., her son, John R. & Marilyn of Visalia, CA, her grandsons, Craig & Sandra of Temecula, CA and Christopher & Nicola of Swaffham, England. She loved being Great-Grandma to Katie, Devon, Jack, Matt, John C. "JC", Zoe & Sarah. Mildred moved to San Diego from St. Joseph, MO in 1942. She retired from S.D.G.& E. in 1985. Her favorite things in life were taking care of her "Johnny", her grandkids, travel and quilting. Services will take place Saturday, October 16th at 2pm, Greenwood Memorial Park, Last Supper Chapel.



Millicent Edith Goldstein YOUNG

YOUNG, Millicent Edith Goldstein Born Pittsburgh, PA in 1927, Millicent was a musical talent from an early age. She studied music at the Cleveland Institute of Music, becoming a concert pianist. In 1949 she married artist Joseph Young, they lived in Europe and for a year studied at the American Academy in Rome. They moved to Los Angeles, where Millicent taught music. Loving mother to her two daughters Leslie and Cecily, she later in life worked at Thrifty Corporation, Hadassah and Jewish Vocational Services. She loved helping people, and donated blood over 88 times. She is survived by her daughters, their husbands Pascal and John, grandchildren Julian, Alexa, and Mia, her sister Marcia, brother-in-law James Kaplan, nieces and nephew, Mark, Judy, and Rosalie. Services at Eden Memorial Park, Mission Hills, CA; Sunday Oct. 17, 11 a.m.



Miriam C. Rice

Artist Miriam C. Rice, longtime Marin county and Mendocino resident, founding faculty of the Mendocino Art Center, founder of the International Mushroom Dye Institute, died at home at the age of 92 on August 30, 2010 of natural causes. Miriam and her husband Ray lived and taught art in Marin County for many years, raising their three daughters, Mira, Felicia and Rachel. In 1960, Miriam and Ray moved to Mendocino and began teaching at the newly created Mendocino Art Center, which began her 50-year sojourn on the Mendocino Coast. By the mid-70s, Miriam was researching the extraction of the full spectrum of color from the wide variety of mushrooms on the north coast. Miriam's door was always open to her ever-widening circle of friends of all ages. Artists, seekers, poets, writers, environmentalists and leftists found stimulating conversation and a smorgasbord of experimental culinary treats at her table. A Celebration of Miriam's remarkable life is planned for Sunday October 17, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Mendocino Art Center.



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Nell Parsons

Nell Marie Parsons, June 8, 1924 - September 28, 2010, Nell Marie Parsons passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 28, 2010, at Glenwood Gardens Skilled Nursing Facility in Bakersfield, CA. She was 86. Nell and her three younger sisters were born in Long Beach, CA where they lived until moving to Bakersfield. Nell attended Bakersfield High School where she met her husband Lyle A. Parsons. Following his death in 1968, Nell worked for Pacific Telephone Company (now AT&T) as a secretary in the construction offices in Bakersfield, where Lyle had worked, and then in San Luis Obispo, CA, where she retired after 20 years. She was a devoted wife and mother and dearly loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was very proud of her family. Nell was a caretaker right up to the end of her life. She had a special gift of empathy that let her experience very personally, any physical or emotional pain her family and friends might be going through, and she did what she could to comfort them and ease their pain. Nell had a twinkle in her eye and a smile on her face for all those around her. Many of the staff at Glenwood referred to her as a "sweetheart.", Nell leaves behind a sister, Patsy Rice of Elk Grove, CA; two sons, Tom Parsons of Arroyo Grande, CA, and Mark Parsons of Bakersfield; and two daughters, Cynthia Fogarty of Chicago, IL and Terri Bray of Bakersfield; along with several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind her friends at Glenwood Gardens and the wonderful staff who cared for her during the last few years of her life and whom she considered family., Her immediate family would also like to thank Optimal Hospice for the wonderful care, counsel and compassion they offered Nell and the family during her last days. Also, a Thank You is extended to Greenlawn Mortuary and Cemetery that arranged for Nell's cremation., Her ashes will be buried with her husband in a private ceremony.



Noganiva, Betty Jane

Friday, October 15, 2010 2:00 AM 

Betty Jane Nogavica Resident of Hayward Betty Jane Nogavica was born on Nov. 7, 1928 in Fresno, CA and died on Oct. 8, 2010. ..... 




ORA OLSON, 1918 - 2010, Ora Olson went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on Monday, October 11, 2010. Ora was born on November 17, 1918 in Non , Oklahoma and lived there until coming to California in 1938. She married William Olson in 1958 and they lived in Torrance, Ca. for 26 years before moving to Santa Maria in 1984. Ora was a gifted piano player and played for the Lomita Missionary Baptist Church for over twenty years. Ora and Bill Olson were married for 52 years and raised one daughter Ruth Weldon who also resides in Santa Maria., Ora is survived by her husband, Bill Olson, daughter and son in law Ruth and Tony Weldon, precious grandchildren: Celia and Jon Barbrow, Christina Jackson and Shawn Weldon. She also had three great grandchildren: Austynn Jackson, Leinani Barbrow and Lee Barbrow (due in January, 2011)., A funeral will be held at the Nipomo Missionary Baptist Church in Nipomo on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 11:00 am. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley - Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.



Opal Bernice Wagner

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SHROGIN, Orey Y. Born Feb. 15, 1915, passed Oct. 13, 2010. Retired division Chief LA County Probation Department after 35 years of service. Bronze star winner WWII as a medic with 100th division in Europe. Beloved husband of 69 years, father of 63 years. Survived by wife Rose, daughter Miriam and son Aaron. The world lost an honorable man this day. Loved and honored by family, friends and colleagues. Services at Mt. Sinai Hollywood Hills, today, Friday, October 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.



Orisco Chaisson

"Mother Dear" Funeral services for Orisco Chaisson will be held at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Palm Springs, Wednesday, October 20th, at 10:00 am, and internment will be at Forest Lawn directly following. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday, October 19th, at Wiefels and Son Chapel in Palm Springs. She was born September 13, 1919 in Ames, Texas to Anatalie and Leo Sterling and lived in Beaumont, Texas until 1951, where she gave birth to six of her children, then moved to Palm Springs and gave birth to three more children. She was the fifth of six siblings who have all preceded her in death. She was very proud of supporting her family working as a housekeeper for the homes of Ed McCoubrey, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, Dean Martin and many more. She became a parishioner of St. Theresa upon her arrival to Palm Springs and remained faithfully so until her death on Sunday, October 10th. She is preceded in death by her daughter Latisha, son Joe and husband Freddie. She was not only a Mother Dear to her own, but many knew that if you needed support she was your Mother Dear also. She is survived by her four daughters Verla Monroe, Cindy Chaisson of Palm Springs, Sherry Smith of Riverside, Celeste Johnson of L.A. and her three sons Lloyd Chaisson of Sky Valley, Donald Chaisson of Los Angeles., and Randal Chaisson of Redwood City. She is also survived by 24 grand children, 44 great grand-children, 16 great great grandchildren and a multitude of honorary children, extended family, nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends. We will miss our "Mother Dear".



Oskar Huber

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




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



Pamela Lee

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



Pandit Amitesh Ram Sharma

PANDIT AMITESH RAM SHARMA MAR 28, 1981 - OCT 10, 2010 Pandit Amitesh Ram Sharma of Modesto, CA passed away early Sunday morning October 10, 2010 5:01 AM at Doctors Medical Center. Born on March 28, 1981 at Tavua Hospital in the Fiji Islands, Amitesh attended Tagi Tagi Public School in Qalela Tavua. As a child Amitesh enjoyed playing soccer, participating in religious functions, and had an undying passion for music. Amitesh burst into the Hindu folk music scene at the age of eight in his hometown of Qalela Tavua when he started playing various Indian instruments, and sang ancient Hindu songs. Amitesh migrated to the United States in 1995 and resided in Modesto, CA with his parents, and two sisters. He attended Grace M Davis High School and received his high school diploma in 1999. After graduation he received his license as an Automotive Technician from Sequoia Institute in Fremont, CA. He worked as a main tech for Midas at several of their locations throughout the past eight years. His passion for music grew with him as he became a young man and stuck with him till his final moments. He was an active member of Shree Sanatan Dharam Ramayan Bhajan Faag Mandali of Modesto, CA, and was one of the founders of Modesto Bhajan Mandali. Amitesh was strongly dedicated to his religion and regularly attended religious functions with his father Pandit Rishi Ram Sharma where he would be the lead singer in Ramayans and bhajans at the homes of other Hindu devotees. In November 2009, Amitesh married his wife, Pooja Trishna Prasad, in Suva Fiji. Amitesh is survived by his wife Pooja Trishna Prasad-Sharma, Baby Amitesh Adarsh Ram Sharma, father Pandit Rishi Ram Sharma, mother Sneh Ram, late grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Shiu Prasad Sharma, grandparents Late and Ms. Sis Ram Sharma, sister Amrita Sundar, sister Akashni Jyoti Sharma, The Sundar Family, Ishwari Prasad and family, 15 aunts and uncles, 35 cousins, two nieces, and one nephew. Services held at Turlock Memorial Park & Funeral Home Funeral: Friday October 15, 2010 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.



Patricia A. Baptista

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, ALLEN MORTUARY



Patricia M. Schmidt

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."



Patricia Rapa

Patricia A. Rapa Resident of Santa Clara It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend Patricia A. Rapa on October 12, 2010. There will be a celebration of her life on October 18, 11 a.m. at St Lucy's Church in Campbell. The interment to follow at Mission Santa Clara Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in her name may be made to Hospice of the Valley 4850 Union Ave., SJ, CA 95124.



Patrick William Doane

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



Percy Lee Ervin Jr.

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Peter Lenz

Peter Lenz, 13, died Aug. 29, 2010, after an accident during warm-ups for a motorcycle race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Before his family moved to Washington, he lived in Santa Cruz and Mountain View, Calif. His paternal grandparents and uncles live in the Santa Cruz area.



Pettersen, Hiram Potter

Friday, October 15, 2010 2:00 AM 

Hiram Potter Pettersen, Jr. SAN MARCOS -- Hiram Potter Pettersen, Jr., 81, passed away Monday, October 11, 2010. He was born August 18, 1929 ..... 



Pietro Martorana

Passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at the age of 71. He was a native of Italy and had resided in San Pedro for the past 37 years. Pietro retired after 30 years as a welder. He loved tending his garden and working on cars were a couple of his hobbies. He mainly enjoyed spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Cecilia. Pietro is survived by his wife, Rosaria DiLorenzo; sons, Sal (Maritza) Martorana, Gino (Marissa) Martorana; daughter, Rosalia (Kevin) Young; grandchildren: Antonio, Giulia, Michael and Matthew; 3 stepchildren, 2 brothers, 3 sisters, and 7 step- grandchildren. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Saturday, October 16, 2010, 10:30 a.m. at Mary Star of the Sea Church, entombment will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park. Donations may be made to the



Purita Renido Diaz

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



Quentin Brazzi

Friday, October 15, 2010 3:00 AM 

Quentin Brazzi, of Upper Lake, Calif., passed away peacefully in Napa on Oct. 12, 2010. He was born in Guido, Switzerland, lived in Vallejo and Napa, then moved to Upper Lake, where he resided for 60


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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.




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HURTADO, RUBEN Ruben Hurtado, 50, was resident of El Cajon since 1962. Went to be with the Lord October 10, 2010. Preceded in death by mother Maria Hurtado Robles. Survived by son Cameron and his mother Doreen, father Abundio, 7 siblings and 10 nieces and nephews as well as numerous friends. Memorial Service to be held Tuesday, October 19th, at 3 p.m. at Shadow Mountain Community Church, 2100 Greenfield Drive, El Cajon 92019.




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Rachel Sanchez

Rachel Sanchez Long term Millbrae resident Died 10/12/2010 at the age of 74 from a long illness. Rachel was born in Calexico to Manual Legaspy and Juana Urias. She was passionate about traveling and was prideful of her grandchildren, Candice, Robert and Bryan. She is survived by her children Daniel and Frances. Services being held at St. Dunstan Catholic Church 1133 Broadway Ave., Millbrae. Rosary 10/18 7 pm, Mass 10/19 10 am Burial to Follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Services entrusted to Bay Area Cremation and Funeral Services FD 1741 650-365-3909



Ray Lockwood

Ray Lockwood, 85, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2010. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Fran Lockwood, who passed away three months prior; and great grandson, Devin Young. He is survived by his children: daughter, Sandie Lockwood Ethridge of Claremont, Calif.; two sons, Dean Lockwood of Palm Springs, and Kevin Lockwood of Morongo Valley, Calif. He left two grandchildren, Leslie Nieder of New Orleans, La. and Brian Ethridge of Claremont; and two great-grandchildren, Damien Nieder and Ruby Nieder, both of New Orleans. Lockwood served in the



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Raymond Laurent Lapointe

Raymond Laurent Lapointe passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Monday, Oct, 11, in Oakland, Calif. He was 85 years of age., Ray was born on July 24, 1925 in Rhode Island, the only child of Arthur and Donalda Lapointe. Ray served his country for over 23 years, wearing the uniform of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. He was a Navy Corpsman attached to the U.S. Marine Corps and received the Purple Heart for wounds sustained during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. After the war, Ray worked at the Red Cross Hospital in Tokyo, where he met Dr. Kiyoko Yoneda, a tuberculosis specialist and surgeon. They were married in Tokyo, and lived in Rhode Island, Washington D.C., Massachusetts, Japan and Illinois before moving to their home in Vacaville, Calif., After retiring from the U.S. Air Force, Ray worked as a medical technician at the Vacaville Medical Facility for 20 years. Ray was a devoted husband and father, member of the Knights of Columbus and Veterans of Foreign Wars, and an avid dog lover. After losing his wife and suffering a stroke in 2007, Ray became a resident of Piedmont Gardens in Oakland., Ray Lapointe was the oldest living member of the Lapointe family in the United States and Canada. He is survived by his three sons, Arthur of Powder Springs, Georgia, Raymond Jr. of San Francisco and Jerome of Oakland; goddaughter, Setsuko Nakamura of Tokyo; six grandchildren, Phillip Lapointe of Stockton, Andrea Smith of Elk Grove, Brittany Strong of Stockton, Nicole and Matthew Lapointe of Oakland, and Jack Lapointe of Powder Springs; plus two great-grandchildren, Logan and Riley Smith of Elk Grove. Ray was predeceased by his wife, Kiyoko, on Feb. 2, 2007., A wake and visitation will be held at the Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave. in Oakland on Monday, Oct. 18, from 5 to 9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Saint Leo's Catholic Church, 176 Ridgeway Ave. (at Piedmont Ave), Oakland, on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 10 a.m. followed by burial at Mountain View Cemetery, 5000 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. Ray will be interred with full military honors., Reception to be held in the Julia Morgan Reception Hall at Chapel of the Chimes following interment. More information available at Donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or to the ASCPA.,



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Richard Chow Wing

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 Lee Payne

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.



Robert Bowen

ROBERT "BOB" BOWEN Entered this world on May 26, 1923 and passed away on May 1, 2010. Bob leaves a legacy of life with service to his country as a



Robert Earl Billings

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



Robert Eugene Bebout

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Rodolfo Cinco

Rodolfo (Rudy) Astorga Cinco Born in Manila, Philippines on March 28, 1948, passed peacefully among his loving family at home on October 10, 2010. Rudy was dearly loved by his wife Cynthia Cinco and children Marietta Cinco Lapus, Angeline Tablante and Brian Cinco. He will be missed by his grandson Alec Tablante and two son-in-laws, Allan Tablante and Merve Lapus. His crazy humor and feisty attitude will be remembered by all who have experienced his off-beat comical personality. Friends and family may attend Rudy's viewings at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave., Daly City, CA 94014 on Saturday October 16th and Sunday October 17th from 4:00-9:00 p.m. Rosary Prayer will begin at 7:00 p.m. on both days. Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 60 Wellington Ave., Daly City, CA 94014 on Monday, October 18th at 10:30 a.m.



Roland Joseph Gaskill

Gaskill, Roland Joseph March 21, 1964 - October 5, 2010 Mourning the passing of Roland Joseph Gaskill, age 46. Roland went home to be with his lord on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, at 6:50 in the evening surrounded by family and loving friends. Born March 21, 1964, in Philadelphia, PA. In October of 1977 he moved to California with his mother, brother and sister, spending the next 33 years building a rich, full life and career with great friends and a loving family. In 1983 Roland won one of the first compact COMPAQ computers which set the course his life would take in becoming one of the best in the field of computer tech support. Along the way he maintained life-long friendships both in his personal and professional life. Roland had a contagious laugh and sense of humor few could match. He was generous to a fault in so many ways - a true friend and man of integrity. But most of all, he was a man after God's own heart. He is survived by his mother Sandra, brother Norman, sister Thea, and two beautiful nieces Amelia, and Francesca. Roland's memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2010, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church, 700 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, CA 91502.



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Roshan Rahbari

Roshan Rahbari, 18, a graduate of Leland High School in San Jose, Calif., was killed Sept. 21, 2010, when the car in which he was riding crashed in San Jose.



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Russell R. R. Bierley

Age 75, of Sun Lakes, AZ, passed away on October 9, 2010. Russ, the son of Raymond and Hazel Bierley, was born and raised in the Blissfield, MI area. He was a 4-star athlete at Blissfield High and was awarded a scholarship to the University of Toledo where he played basketball and baseball. Russ earned his Bachelor and Master's Education degrees there. His 33 year coaching and teaching career was mostly in Torrance, CA and he and his family lived in Torrance and Palos Verdes, CA. After retiring, they moved to Sun Lakes, AZ in 1995 where he enjoyed golf and was active in Kiwanis. After being afflicted with Alzheimer's disease, he was a resident at Hawthorne Court in Ahwatukee, AZ for the past 5 years. Russ married Kay Lanz in 1957. They have two children, Brad and Tracy and four grandchildren, Brett, Lauren, Kelsey and Tyler. Family and friends are invited to attend 1:00 PM Memorial Services October 16, 2010 at the Sun Lakes Methodist Church. Arrangement under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary, Chandler, AZ. Memorial contributions in Russ's name may be made to the University of Toledo Athletic Dept. or the . Please sign the guest book at



Ruth C. Steen

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Ruth E. Keller

Longtime Vallejo resident Ruth E. Keller passed away Oct. 10, 2010 at the age of 78., She was the wife of her beloved husband, William Keller; the loving mother of daughter, Wendy McCulley; and mother-in-law to Ellis McCulley. She also had two grandchildren, who she loved more than life, Rachelle and David., She worked as a RN at Kaiser Vallejo for more than 30 years and belonged to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church., A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1030 Redwood St., Vallejo, for all who would like to attend.



Ryan Anthony Edgmon

RYAN ANTHONY EDGMON JUL 16, 1977 - SEP 27, 2010 Our beloved Ryan went to heaven on September 27. Ryan was born in Modesto, attended Lakewood, LaLoma and Johansen High where he was active in baseball and soccer. He then attended Chico State University graduating with a degree in Construction Management. Chico was the perfect fit for Ryan, full of learning, lasting fraternity friendships and intramural sports. After graduation, Ryan worked for his grandfather's company, Hathaway/Dinwiddie Construction in San Francisco and then moved to San Diego with Swinerton Construction. He recently moved to Sacramento as a Construction Project Manager. While in San Diego, Ryan married his longtime girlfriend and love, Jennifer Lessner, whom he met while attending CSUC. Some of his happiest times were spending time with his wife Jen, working and riding motorcycles at the family farm in Nevada, playing frisbee with his dog Abby, being outdoors, and building and fixing'' things. Building an incredible group of friends throughout his life also brought him, and us, such joy. Ryan is survived by his loving wife, Jennifer, grandmother, Elizabeth Hathaway, his father & mother James and Roni Edgmon, twin brother, Zach, (Hollie), younger brother, Nick, and nephew Ty Zachary Edgmon. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. An outdoor celebration of his life will be held for family and friends on November 14, from 1:00-4:00 at 6706 Beckwith Road, Modesto. In remembrance, donations may be made to Community Hospice Foundation, 4638 Spyres Way, Modesto, 95356 or to animal rescue at




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ALEGRE, SOFIO DIGOS "PIO" April 30, 1931 to October 11, 2010 Pio has joined our Almighty Father having lived a full and happy life with his loving family and friends. Pio was born at Mendez Cavite, Philippines on April 30, 1931. He graduated from Tagaytay Mendez Academy before enlisting in the, where he served for 20 years. He also worked for the Lakeside Union School District before living "The good retired life". He married the former Ederlina Gonzalez Maraan on April 7, 1960 and had three children: Alma, Alvin and Ellen. He is preceded by his parents Primo Alegre and Placida Digos; his daughter Alma Maraan Alegre Hardy and grand-daughter Kayla Veronica Hardy. He is survived by his wife Ederlina, son Alvin, daughter Ellen, grand-children Desiree, Matthew and Joshua, son-in-law Michael and daughter-in-Iaw Sherry. The viewings will be at Glen Abbey-Chapel of the Roses in Bonita, CA on October 15 and 16, 2010 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be on Sunday, October 17, 2010, at 1:00 p.m.




WOOD, SUSAN V. Susan V. Wood, a Rancho Santa Fe resident for 45 years, passed away on October 10, 2010. She was 99 years old. Susan was an active member of the Orthopedic Guild in Seattle, Washington, for 25 years. She was a board member of the RSF Country Friends, a volunteer at the library, a member of the Garden Club and the RSF Senior Center. She had four children, one deceased, four surviving grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services at 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 15, 2010, at the El Camino Memorial Park.



Sally Lelayne Skinner

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



Santiago Valencia

Santiago Valencia, 43, of San Jose, Calif., died July 30, 2010, after being hit by a van near Barnard Avenue and First Street in San Jose.



Sarah Chairty McClure

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Scott, Wynafred

Friday, October 15, 2010 2:00 AM 

Wynafred Scott of San Lorenzo Jan. 23, 1917 - Oct. 13 2010 Wynafred Scott, known to her family as "Dede", at age 93, passed .....



Secrest, Donald D.

Friday, October 15, 2010 2:00 AM 

Donald D. Secrest, 55 ENCINITAS -- Donald D. Secrest passed peacefully from his home in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on Friday, October 1, 2010. .....



Shannon Christie

Christie, Shannon October 12, 2010 Our loving mother, actress and friend passed away on Oct. 12, 2010. She will be remembered for her zeal for life and beautiful smile. Survived by daughter Michelle, son in law Brian and grandson Jack. She will be laid to rest next to her daughter Kim. Pierce Brothers Valley Oak.



Shelley M. Skoglund

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Sherry Fay Johnson

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Shirley Ann Rightnour

SHIRLEY ANN RIGHTNOUR FEB 18, 1943 - OCT 12, 2010 Shirley Ann Creekmore Rightnour passed away on October 12, 2010 in Modesto, CA. surrounded by her loving family. Shirley was born February 18, 1943 in Merced, CA. She was preceded in death by her husband of more than forty years Leroy Creekmore and Mother Iva Asuncion. She is Survived by her husband Clarence Rightnour of Modesto, Children, Donna Lyon of Ceres, Tina Rightnour of Ripon, Michael Creekmore of Eufaulia, OK, Mary Smith ofDeclo, ID, Ronnie Creekmore of Ceres, Lonnie Creekmore of Modesto. Stepchildren, Randy Rightnour of Salida, Dana Rightnour of Empire, Pamela Snow of Ceres, Rodney Rightnour of Ripon, Garry Rightnour of Riverbank, Brenda Thomas of Salinas. Sisters, Alice Howton of Yuba City, Arlene Edwards of Yuba City, Anita Moodey of Oroville, Marianne Saldana of Yuba City, Marsha Ley of Elk Grove. Brothers, Tom Rafanan of Napa, Marcelo Asuncion Jr. of Yuba City. 31 Grandchildren and 40 Great Grandchildren. Visitation will be Sunday the 17th from 2 to 5 PM. Service on Monday the 18th at 2:00 PM, both to be held at Lakewood Funeral Home. Guest book available to sign at



Shirley Darlene Jacobs

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Shirley DeFrates

Shirley Maxine "Mueller" DeFrates Resident of Santa Clara 7/9/21 - 10/10/10 Lost her long and courageous battle with cancer and went home to live with our Father in Heaven. She passed away peacefully at her home with her daughter and grandson near her. What a joyous reunion for her parents, sisters and brothers to be reunited again. She was the beloved mother of Deborah L Mueller, 49, and James H Mueller Jr, 51, and the most beloved grandmother to Brandon James McMahan, 16. She is survived by her two children, her grandson, a sister, and several generations of nieces and nephews. Shirley was known as "sweet Shirley" and was truly loved and admired by all who met her. Funeral services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 875 Quince Ave, Santa Clara, Thursday, 10/21. Viewing 4-6, service at 6, with dinner immediately following. Mom, there is a sadness in our hearts, we love you more than words can say, and we will miss you dearly until that day we meet again.



Shirley Jacobs

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Shoki Mohri

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Silverio J. Romero

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.



Silviano Valencia

SILVIANO G. VALENCIA age 89, passed away on October 13th, 2010 in Santa Maria, CA. Services have been entrusted to Lori Family Mortuary. 



Sonja Smith

SONJA "ANNETTE" SMTIH 71 of Nuevo, CA passed away October 12, 2010. She was born April 3, 1939 in Lindsay, Oklahoma, to Fillmore James and Virginia McCormick. Annette worked for Los Amigos High School in Garden Groove school dist. for 23 years. She was a beloved daughter, mother, wife, grandmother, and sister. She was preceded in death by her father Fillmore, stepfather Mac McCormick, husband Joseph, and sister Becky. Survivors include mother Virginia, son Lowell "Jody" and wife Cindy Smith, daughter Paula Smith; grandchildren Eric Spyer, Devon Spyer, Anthony Smith, Holly Smith, and Markey Smith. A celebration of life will be held Sunday October 17, 2010 from 1:00 to 5:00 at 30950 Apricot Ave., Nuevo, CA 92562



Starke, Jason Joseph

Friday, October 15, 2010 2:00 AM 

Jason Joseph Starke 05-14-89 - 10-16 2008 2 years since we have lost our HERO! Your life lives on as we feel Summer turn ..... 



Steven C. Fichera

Steven C. Fichera 53, of Camptonville passed away on October 8, 2010. A family Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of, Marysville, CA.



Sylvia Herena

Sylvia G. Herena Resident of Roseville 11/6/1938-10/11/2010 Sylvia went to heaven peacefully surrounded by her family. Beloved wife to Frank Herena for 52 years. Loving mother to Leonard Herena, Larry Herena (deceased), Linda (John) Arechiga. She will be greatly missed be her 2 sisters, brother, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Rosary, Sunday 10/17/10 at 7pm (visitation 5-9) at Lima Family Santa Clara, 466 N. Winchester Blvd. Funeral Mass, Monday 10/18/10 at 11 AM at St. Clare Church, 941 Lexington St. In Santa Clara. Condolences at limafamily



Theodor Jenkel

Theodore A. Jenkel Resident of Palo Alto June 30, 1929-Oct. 7, 2010 Ted was raised in Burlingame and resided in Saratoga and Lake Tahoe for more than fifty years. He had lived in Palo Alto at Classic Residence by Hyatt since 2008. Brother of John Jenkel of Sebastopol and father of Theodore III, John and Anne Jenkel; grandfather of Colin, Daniel, Amalie, Rosalie and Lillian. He was preceded in death by his wife of more than 50 years, Eileen. Ted was a member and supporter of the San Jose and Saratoga Rotary Clubs, past president of the California Jeweler's Association, and member of the Saratoga Men's club. He enjoyed a wide circle of family and friends who will miss him deeply. Private family services to be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.



Theodore Jenkel

Theodore A Jenkel June 30, 1929 - October 7, 2010 Ted was raised in Burlingame and resided in Saratoga and Lake Tahoe for more than fifty years. He had lived in Palo Alto at Classic Residence by Hyatt since 2008. Brother of John Jenkel of Sebastopol and father of Theodore III, John and Anne Jenkel; grandfather of Colin, Daniel, Amalie, Rosalie and Lillian. He was preceded in death by his wife of more than 50 years, Eileen. Ted was a member and supporter of the San Jose and Saratoga, s, past president of the California Jeweler's Association, and member of the Saratoga Men's club. He enjoyed a wide circle of family and friends who will miss him deeply. Private family services to be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.



Thomas Arthur Beasley

Thomas Arthur Beasley 69, of Browns Valley, passed away. Services are pending and arrangements are under the direction of Lipp and Sullivan Funeral Directors.



Timothy Long Martin

Timothy Long Martin, 2/15/1954 - 10/11/2010, Timothy Long Martin was born on February 15, 1954 in Concord, California to Dr. Robert and Margaret Martin. Tim passed away on October 11, 2010 due to complications from a brain tumor at the age of 56. Tim was at home, surrounded by loving family and friends when he passed., Growing up in Concord, California, Tim was involved in Boy Scouts, he loved fishing in Yosemite, and working with his father on his sailboat. Tim graduated from Thomas Downey High School in Modesto, CA in 1972. He attended UC Santa Barbara, but took time off after his sophomore year and devoted himself to learning all aspects of the construction trades. For the most part, he was self-taught. He built everything from furniture to homes, but he especially loved the fine detail and artistry of cabinetry work., In 1988 he graduated from CSU, Chico with degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Technology. Tim worked for Hewlett Packard in Roseville for 23 years, finishing his career there as an R&D Section Manager. Although he always enjoyed engineering, Tim's favorite part of his job was his co-workers, and he always took special care to mentor those who worked for him., Tim had a lifelong passion for the outdoors and backpacking, he also enjoyed playing guitar, fussing over his chickens, and was an excellent gourmet cook. Few things gave him more pleasure than chatting with friends over an excellent meal on a warm summer evening. His dry sense of humor and sharp wit were a joy to all around him., Tim's greatest joy was his family. He was married to Noel, his beloved wife for 28 years. Their two children, Eric and Emily were the light of his life. They went on many travels and adventures together, went backpacking in the Sierra Nevadas, built sandcastles on Limantour Beach, and played cribbage. Tim coached his daughter's soccer team, served on the Auburn Youth Soccer Club board of directors, and built many stage sets for musicals at Placer High School. He was an avid supporter of his children's interests and activities., Tim was preceded in death by both of his parents and his oldest brother, Richard Martin. He is survived by his wife, Noel, two children, Eric and Emily; his brother, Michael (Laura) Martin, sister-in-law, Fran Martin; nieces and nephews, and cousins. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and colleagues., There will be a service on Saturday, October 23, 2010 12:30 pm at St. Teresa's of Avila in Auburn. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to the .



Timothy S. Reynolds

Timothy S. Reynolds 51, of Live Oak passed away on October 12, 2010. No services will be held at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of, Marysville, CA.



Todd, William Loomis

Friday, October 15, 2010 2:00 AM 

William Loomis Todd, 25 CARLSBAD -- William Loomis Todd passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2010 in Mountain View, Hawaii. He was a 2003 graduate ..... 




Harrace Bolten Smith October 25, 1919 - October 12, 2010 Harrace Smith, 90 years old, was born on October 25, 1919 in Foster, OK and passed away on October 12, 2010. He was survived by his wife, Anoka Smith; son, Toby Smith; grandsons, Casey Smith and Nathen Smith and loving granddaughter, Crystal Donato and his 8 great-grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by all. Graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2010, at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 3700 River Blvd. Visitation will be on Friday, October 15, 2010, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Greenlawn Mortuary



Velma Francis "Granny" Noble

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Victor Najera Tavares

Victor Najera Tavares, passed away on September 12, 2010 at the age of 74 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was born on December 24, 1935 in El Centro, Calif. Son of Jesus Maria Tavares and Theodora Najera Tavares, whom he has preceded in death. He served in the



Vincent Bassi

Bassi, Vincent August 11, 1915 - October 4, 2010 Vincent Bassi passed away peacefully at the age of 95, at his home in Sherman Oaks, where he had lived for more than 60 years. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of Giuseppe Bassi and Maria Luisa Robbio Bassi who were both born in Pietravairono, Italy. Vincent was the second youngest of nine brothers and sisters, all of whom preceded him in death. Vincent attended Brown University and served in the Air Force during World War II in the Hebrides, as a Cryptic Clerk. For many years he ran a shirt manufacturing business, Bassi California, in downtown Los Angeles. He had numerous interests in life including photography, the Japanese language and culture and gardening. He was a kind and generous man, devoting his life to the care of his parents, widowed sisters, their children and other nieces and nephews. Many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews who will greatly miss his wonderful sense of humor and his warm generous nature survive him. Services were private.



Vincente J. Reza

Vincente J. Reza, 22, of San Jose, was killed Sept. 16, 2010, when the car in which he was riding crashed in downtown San Jose. 



Violet Lillian Carmichael

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.,,



Virginia Solveson

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W. S. Barnett

W. S. Barnett 79, of Wheatland, passed away on October 9, 2010. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Holycross Memorial Services



WARD, John Herbert

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




William "Bill" Browne Died at MGH on September 17, 2010. Bill was Born January 10, 1955, and spent his childhood growing up in Marin. He graduated from Drake High School, San Anselmo, CA. The past 17 years he has lived at Country Villa Care Center. Bill considered CVCC his Home, and The Administrators, Caregivers, and all who work there were his "Family" and Friends. Bill loved his Music, TV and people. He had the most amazing attitude, considering his circumstances. He was best known for his incredible smile, and the wave he gave to all who passed his room. The Memorial will be Fri., Oct. 22, 2010, 2:30 PM at CVCC, 81 Professional Pkwy, SR.




GORDON, WILLIAM "BILL" April 4, 1937 -October 11, 2010 Survived by his wife Violet, children Michael (Denise), David (Lise), Cindi (David), Cathy (Rick) and Raul (Robin), his 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by son Kelly.




EVANS, WILLIAM EUGENE Oct. 11, 1930 to Oct. 12, 2010 Dr. Bill Evans, PhD, 80, of College Station, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan, Texas. A memorial ceremony will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 15, at Christ Methodist Church in College Station. The Rev. Jerry House and Tommy Myrick will officiate. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Jean Evans; sons and daughters-in-law, Jon A. and Carylon Evans of Hespena, Ca., and Tim J., DVM, and Debora, of Columbia, Mo.; grandchildren, Andreya Evans, Courtney Evans, Kelsey Evans, Kendall Evans and Will Evans; and one great-grandson, Connor Summers. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to in memory of Bill to the BGSU Foundation, memo line: Marine-lab Bill Evans Memorial, Mileti Alumni Center, Bowling Green, Ohio, 43403. Arrangements are entrusted to Hillier Funeral Home, 2301 E. 29th St., Bryan, TX 77802, 979-822-1571. Please view the full obituary and sign the guestbook at



William G. Stopper

William G. Stopper, age 76 of Ridgefield, husband of Letitia "Letty" Stopper, died on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the Cancer Treatment Center of America, Philadelphia, Pa. Mr. Stopper was born in Hollywood, Calif., November 11, 1933, son of George and Pearl (Bertin) Stopper. He attended Saint Mary's College of California in Moraga, and he served with the U.S., in Washington, D.C. He attended the MBA executive program of the University of Connecticut. Mr. Stopper joined International Business Machines (IBM), retiring as Director of Human Resources after 35 years of service. Mr. Stopper was a partner in the Walker Group of La Jolla California for several years, and has maintained a human resource consultancy. He was the Interim director and pressor of the Graduate and Professional Studies at Manhattanville College in New York. William Stopper was a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, and was a founding member of the Human Resource Planning Society. In addition to his wife of 48 years, Letty, he is survived by a son, Joseph M. Stopper of Newtown; two daughters, Lisa M. Stanley of Ridgefield and Tracey L. Elston of Newtown; three sisters, Sr. Suzanne Stopper, BVM and Sr. Mary Jeanne Stopper, BVM, both of California and Betsy Gower of Idaho; nine grandchildren, Joseph Stopper, John Stopper, Julia Stopper, Adam Stanley, Jasmine Stanley, William Stanley, Benjamin Stanley, Bobby Elston, Michael Elston; a great-granddaughter, Eva Stanley; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Stopper was brother to Brother Edward Stopper of Mont La Salle, Calif. and John (Jack) Stopper of Glendale, Calif., both deceased. A devoted Christian, Mr. Stopper worshipped at Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Ridgefield and other non-denominational Christian churches. Funeral services will take place on Monday, October 18 at 11 a.m. in the Jesse Lee Memorial United Methodist Church, 207 Main Street, Ridgefield. He will be buried at St. Mary's Cemetery in Ridgefield. The family will receive friends in the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield on Sunday, October 17 from 2 to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Stopper's memory may be made to the Cancer Treatment Center of America, Eastern Regional Medical Center, 1331 East Wyoming Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19124, or Manhattanville College, 2900 Purchase Street, Purchase New York 10577.



William Gordon

Gordon, William April 4, 1937 - October 11, 2010 Survived by his wife Violet, children Michael/Denise, David/Lise, Cindi/David, Cathy/Rick and Raul/Robin, his 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.



William James Bullis

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



William Jed Johnson

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William Michael "Bill" McMahon

A 60-year resident of Manhattan Beach, passed away at age 86 on Monday, October 11, 2010 in Torrance. He was born in New York on September 28, 1924. Bill served in the 



William Norman McKee Jr.

William Norman McKee, Jr., of Mount Pleasant, S.C., formerly of San Luis Obispo and Brooklyn, N.Y. died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. Born in January 1930 in Brooklyn, N.Y., he served in the, . A graduate of Fordham School of Law, he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and later in private practice until he retired two decades ago. Bill leaves behind three children Erin McKee, Brett McKee (Kimberly) and Tara Coughlan (Weejie); grandsons Jack, James and Weejie; and granddaughters Caitlin, MacKenzie and Cameron. He will be missed by many friends and family members, especially his fiancee, Faye Davis. Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010 p.m. at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, 1520 Rifle Range Road in Mt. Pleasant. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Dinner''s On Us (501(c)(3) status pending), P.O.Box 22247, Charleston, SC 29413, or the SC Workers Rights Committee, IBEW 776, 3345 Seiberling Road, North Charleston, SC 29418. Sign his guest book at, McAlister-Smith (843)884-3833 Mt. Pleasant, S.C.



William Thomas Taber

Bill Taber, 78, passed away peacefully after a long illness, on October 11, 2010. Bill is survived by his loving wife Julie Taber; his five children: Deirdre (Bill) Kingsbury, Mark (Laurie) Taber, David (Anneliese) Taber, Brian (Monica) Taber, Monica (David) Gutting; and 15 grandchildren: Mikaela, Thomas, Daniel, Stephen and Catherine Kingsbury; Patrick and Kathleen Taber; Jennifer and Michael Taber; Alena, Danielle and Matthew Taber; and Alondra and Linnea Gutting. Bill was born in San Francisco on June 29, 1932, to Alice Schwab Taber and William Thomas Taber, Sr., and was raised on the family dairy ranch in Sebastopol in the house built by his grandfather. He attended Canfield School and was active in 4-H, showing registered Jersey cattle. At Analy High School, Bill was active in FFA and was awarded Star Farmer and American Farmer. He graduated in 1950 and enjoyed attending yearly reunions. Bill earned a Bachelor's Degree in Dairy Science from Cal Poly in 1954. It was in San Luis Obispo that he met the love of his life, Jule Ann (Julie) McPhee, the daughter of Cal Poly president Julian A. McPhee. They were married at Mission San Luis Obispo in 1955. Bill was an excellent and faithful husband and father, and with Julie raised five children. Bill spent most of his life as a dairy rancher, enjoying rural life while providing excellent care of the cows. He served as a 4-H leader and helped his children with their show animals at the county fairs. He retired from the dairy business in 1990 and continued to manage the ranch property. Bill especially loved traveling with his wife Julie. They traveled to Europe, Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, and Mexico. Bill also enjoyed camping with his children and grandchildren and with SIRS #100 (Sons in Retirement). Bill was a member of Autumn Leaves, YMI (Young Men's Institute), and the Sonoma County Farm Bureau. He and Julie were involved with St. Sebastian's Catholic Church, Marriage Encounter, and Redwood Empire Cursillo. His grandchildren describe him as a loving and attentive listener who loved a good joke. Until his automobile accident in December 2006, Bill was active and independent. He survived the trauma but did not regain his independence. Bill provided a model of how to handle adversity with grace. The family expresses love and gratitude to Bot Alicdan and the staff at Betsy's Care Home, Santa Rosa, who treated him as part of the family. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, October 17th, at Parent-Sorensen Mortuary, 850 Keokuk St., Petaluma. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Cotati, on Monday, October 18, at 11:00 a.m. Donations may be sent to Hannah Boys Center, 17000 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA, or to Memorial Hospice, 821 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA.



William Trent Wilson

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Wilson, Judith E. "Judy" (Dent)

Friday, October 15, 2010 2:00 AM 

Judy Wilson passed away on Monday, October 11th, in Omaha, Nebraska while traveling with her husband to a military reunion. Judy was born in .....



Woodrow Harper

Friday, October 15, 2010 3:00 AM 

Woodrow Franklin "Woody" Harper passed away at the age of 94, in Albuquerque, N.M., on Oct. 12, 2010.


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Zachary Z. ZUBOFF

ZUBOFF, Zachary Z. Nov. 10, 1945 - Oct. 7, 2010 Beloved uncle and dear friend. Memorial service to be held Saturday, October 16th, at 2:30 PM at the Old North Church at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles. Interment in God's Acre after service, with reception to follow. Contributions may be made to PAWS/LA, 1150 S. Hope St., #A, Los Angeles, CA 90015, (213) 741-1950, Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial-Park & Mortuaries