Sunday, October 17, 2010

California Obituaries 10/17/10



A resident of Laguna Woods, passed away on September 15, 2010. He is survived by his son, Michael (Carrie); grandson, Matthew; daughters, Rebecca Loza (Bob) and Amy Laskavy (John Piccirilli); his sister, Naomi Camnitz and her husband, Martin, of Kinston, North Carolina; and his companion of 12 years, Lucy Shimon. Howard was born in New York City on April 22, 1928. He served in the




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LUQUE, ALLAN Gilbert Allan Luque, 56, passed away too soon at home October 1, 2010. Allan was born and raised in Lemon Grove, CA and attended Mt. Miguel High School. His enormous popularity followed him throughout his life and was the result of his friendly and caring nature. His generosity and compassion has truly touched the hearts of many. He will be greatly missed by all his friends and family. Allan is survived by his spouse Sharon who loved him deeply. He is also survived by children, Kenny, Raelene and Karinne, and grandchildren Kaleb and Wyatt. He was a close family protector and hero to his sister Nancy and their nieces Cheryl, Lora and Niki and his nephews Michael, Jason and JJ. Memorial Services and the celebration of his life will be held on October 30th at 2:00 p.m. at the Lemon Grove Historical Society, 3185 Olive Street, Lemon Grove.




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Adele Carrion

ADELE CARRION Age 60, of Corona, California, passed away on October 7, 2010. Memorial Mass to be held 10/22 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Corona, CA at 11:00 AM Services Entrusted To: FD66-(951) 737-3244 on-line condolences: www.thomasmiller 



Adrienne Moore

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Agnes M. Johnson

AGNES M. JOHNSON SEP 16, 1916 - OCT 13, 2010 Agnes M. Johnson, beloved wife of Norman William (Bill) Johnson who preceded her in death in 2005, passed away on October 13, 2010. She was born on September 16, 1916 near Butterfield, Missouri to John and Nora Marlow. The Marlow family moved to Purdy, Missouri where Agnes' father was the local blacksmith. Agnes attended Purdy schools and was chosen as one of the members of the Missouri All-state Championship Basketball team and was awarded a college basketball scholarship. She pitched for her school softball team and sang in the school chorus. She graduated in 1934 and married her high school sweetheart, Bill Johnson. They moved to Porterville and then to Modesto, California. During, , Agnes was promoted to night supervisor at the Pacific Bell Telephone Company while Bill served in the navy in the Pacific. After the war, Agnes and Bill owned a successful local supermarket in Modesto. Upon selling their business in 1952, Bill became Vice President and General Manager of Save Mart supermarkets. Agnes strongly supported him with her skill and knowledge of the grocery business, offering her expertise by training new cashiers and teaching courses at Modesto Junior College. Agnes dearly loved sports, music, and traveling. She was an active member of the Modesto Municipal Golf Course Women's Golf Club and the Spring Creek Golf & Country Club. Agnes and Bill were joint owners of the Modesto A's, a farm club for the Oakland A's, seldom missing a game at the Modesto ball park. Agnes was also an avid supporter of the Modesto Junior College basketball program. She and her sisters, Rachel and Lois, enjoyed the annual Modesto Junior College Basketball Tournament and could be found in the cheering section for the Modesto Pirates every game during the week of the tournament. Agnes and Bill went to thirteen NCAA basketball championships all over the U.S. as well as several super Bowl games, World Series games, and the 1982 Olympics in Los Angeles. Attending the Kentucky Derby was one of their favorite experiences. In their community spirit, Agnes and Bill helped found the Modesto Jazz Society, seldom missing a Sunday afternoon of jazz and dancing at the, . They loved going to the annual Red Hot Jazz Festival in Los Angeles as well as jazz festivals in Sacramento and Monterey every year. Agnes and Bill toured extensively throughout Europe, North Africa and some Middle Eastern countries, visiting twenty-eight foreign countries throughout their travels. They were on one of the first tour buses allowed to travel through Russia during the tense years of the Cold War. In later years, they enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S. and Canada in their motorhome and especially liked to vacation in Palm Springs and Scott's Valley. Agnes, beloved aunt of many nieces and nephews, some of whom she and Bill raised, is adored by all of her family for her kindness, her compassionate nature, and her generosity to anyone in need. Friends and family are invited to attend the graveside funeral service on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Lakewood Memorial Park, 900 Santa Fe Ave, Hughson, CA. Guest book available, Remembrances may be made to a favorite charity.



Alden, Helen E.

Sunday, October 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

Helen E. Alden Resident of Alameda Helen was born on September 1, 1920 and passed September 18, 2010. She was a long time owner ..... 




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Alfredo Pasmant Zapata

Alfredo Pasmant Zapata was born on Aug. 1, 1943. He went to be with our Lord and Savior on Oct. 11, 2010 with his family by his side. He was born and raised in Sinton, Texas, where he joined the Army., He is survived by his mother, Leonor P. Zapata; sister, Juanita P. Zapata; brothers, Jose P. Zapata, Refugio P. Zapata, Jr., Julio P. Zapata; daughters, Rachel R. Zapata and Vanessa J. Zapata; sons, Ronald R. Zapata and Jose Aflredo Pasmant Zapata, Jr.; grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many close friends., He was preceded in death by his father, Refugio P. Zapata, Sr.; sister, Mary P. Zapata; and brother, Jesus P. Zapata., I'M FREE, Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free I'm Following the path God has chosen for me. I took His hand when I heard Him call; I turned my back And left it all. I could not stay another day, To laugh, to love, to work, or play. Task left undone must stay that way; I've now found peace at the end of day. Of my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joys. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss; Oh yes, these things, I too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow Look for the sunshine of tomorrow., -Author Unknown, The family would like to give a special thank you to Shoreline Care facility and St. Johns Regional Medical Center staff for all their support, care and thoughts. Viewing is planned from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, at Camino del Sol Funeral Home, 200 North C St., Oxnard., To view and sign the online guest book go to Camino del Sol, Funeral Home & Crematory, A Heritage Life Tribute Center, 200 North C St, Oxnard, is assisting the family with arrangements, 483-3443.



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 Seymour

Aged 94 years and 8 months, died at Palm Drive Hospital on September 25, 2010 after a short illness. Her daughter and grandsons were with her. Alice was born in San Francisco on January 25, 1916 and graduated from UC Berkeley in 1937. In 1939 she married Howard Seymour, a native of Santa Rosa. They lived in Alameda for many years where their daughter was born. Alice and Howard were married for 50 years and retired to Occidental on property purchased in 1950. Alice was a homemaker and 'professional volunteer' throughout her life. Before her recent illness she was a volunteer at the Sebastopol Food Pantry and The Living Room in Santa Rosa. She was a consummate seamstress and quilter and crafted her daughter's wedding dress and trousseau. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Sebastopol was her spiritual home for many years and there she put her professional volunteering efforts to good use. Alice is survived by her daughter, Janet Berg; grandson, Jim Berg; and grandson Eric Berg and his wife, Nancy and Alice's adored great grandchildren, great grandson, Aidan, who is three and great granddaughter Kiara, who was one in July. A step-son, Howard Seymour and his wife, Betty, of Pleasant Hill; a sister-in-law in Oregon and a brother-in-law in Stockton also survive her. She was predeceased by her husband in 1988. Her brother, sister, step-daughter and husband, foreign-exchange student daughter, and son-in-law also predeceased her. Services will be held at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 500 Robinson Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472 at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 23. Donations can be made to St. Stephen's for the Food Pantry, Outreach Program, or the Living Room at Church of the Incarnation, 550 Mendocino, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.



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.



Allen Singer

Allen O Singer May 2, 1921 - Sept. 30, 2010 Passed away peacefully at his home in Berkeley California. Allen, middle child of Rosa and Josef, was born in Vienna. He and his older sister Trudy fled the Nazis and immigrated to the United States in 1939. Allen carried with him a camera, a gift from his father. His sister Ruth soon followed, but his parents eventually perished. Allen lived in New York City, Milwaukee, and San Francisco before settling with his wife Elisabeth in Berkeley. He studied engineering at UC Berkeley while working for Kaiser Industries as a draftsman and later as a Ship Fitter Foreman in the Richmond Shipyards. He served in the Armed Forces at the end of, . In 1950 Allen moved his family to Honolulu where he established portrait studios at military bases throughout the island. In 1960 his family returned to California where he started more studios. Allen was known by his friends, family and employees for his honesty, kindness, and sense of humor. His passion for photography was well matched by his passion for travel. Allen is survived by his wife Elisabeth, his sister Ruth, sons Ron and Jonathan, grandchildren Alison, Isaiah, and Abe and his wife Stephanie, great grandchildren Luke, Jordan, Jesse and Judah, and a new great grandchild, Elijah, whom he had the good fortune to meet shortly before his death. A private memorial is being held for family and friends. Donations may be made to The Jewish National Fund.



Alto, Marcus M.

Sunday, October 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

Marcus M. Alto, Jr. "ORALE!" 06/16/1925 ~ 10/13/2010 ESCONDIDO -- Our dad, Marcus M. Alto, Jr., passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. Born .....



Amy Morgan

Amy Moro Morgan, Resident of Redwood City, Amy came to the United States from her native city of Torino, Italy in late 1947 without knowing a word of English and married James R. Morgan in 1954 (who preceded her in death in 1991). While she was schooled in Italy, she continued her education with nightly school studies, as she felt learning the English language was a privilege and duty of anyone immigrating to this Country. While she was proud of her Italian heritage, she was an American first. Education, work and drive to improve oneself Always was a top priority. "That's what American is all about" she used to say!, She was a very active member of the Order Sons of Italy in America since 1962 and served in various capacities in the filial Galileo Galilei Lodge #1950 of Redwood City; as president of the Italian Language and Culture Commission, and State Trustee for the Grand Lodge of California., She is survived by her son Steven, his wife Paula and her beloved grandchildren Kelly, Jimmy and Willie; by adopted-in-heart Marie-Laure Cantwell, (Michael and sons Timothy, Joshua and Benje, who is awaiting her in heaven); adopted-in-heart Eric Weber (Jay Olson); her very close friend, "her bonus", John A. Linda, Sr., and many great friends here and in Italy., She battled cancer since 2006, surrounded by the love, energy and prayers of so many loving and caring friends, "her extended family". Her family would like to thank the staff of Hopkins Manor for their dedicated, professional and compassionate care., Friends may visit Wednesday, October 20, 2010 after 6:30 pm and are invited to attend a Vigil Service at 7:30 pm at St. Pius Catholic Church, 1100 Woodside Road, Redwood City. A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 10:00 am at St. Pius Catholic Church. Private Interment., Donations may be made to the Sons of Italy Scholarship Program, 5051 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94112, Crippen & Flynn, Woodside Chapel, 650-369-4103



Andersen, W. Lee

Sunday, October 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

W. Lee Andersen FALLBROOK -- W. Lee Andersen passed away Thursday, September 30, 2010. He was born in Tulsa, Okla., on August 8, 1929 ..... 



Andrew Hom

Andrew Hom In San Francisco, beloved husband of Deborah, died peacefully on October 7, 2010. He is survived by sisters and many nieces and nephews. Andrew was born and raised in San Francisco, served in the U.S. Air Force, and was a supervisor with the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years. He was devoted to church, enjoyed gardening, and spending time with his family, and will be missed by all. A memorial will be scheduled in the future for friends and relatives. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the, , the, or to your favorite charitable organization. McAvoy OHara Company 415 668 0077



Angel Aguilera

Angel M. Aguilera, Resident of Glendale, AZ, Passed away with her family at her bedside on Oct. 4, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona., She is preceded in death by her two brothers, Mark and Michael. Angel is survived by her parents, Tony and Lupe Aguilera of Los Banos, her beloved son, Fabian A. Aguilera of Sunnyvale, her sisters, Rosemary Fox (Mike) of Sunnyvale, Linda Tovar (Rosendo) and Lily Recalde of San Jose, her brothers, David Aguilera (Luisa) and Martin E. Oates of Los Banos, and her many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Angel will also be missed by three very special people- her best friend, Dee Mendoza Acevedo and her husband Julio of Avondale, Arizona, and her dear cousin, Zynthia Hinojosa of Los Banos., Angel graduated from St. Lucy's Parochial School, Notre Dame High School and Phillips College. She owned "Prayin' for an Angel D.J. Service" and managed clubs in Glendale, Arizona., A Vigil Service will be held Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. with visitation beginning at 6:00 p.m. at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollen-beck Ave., Sunnyvale. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, October 20, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Lucy's Catholic Church, 2350 Winchester Blvd., Campbell. Private family interment at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery.



Anita Sorokolit

Anita Sorokolit 1922-2010 At rest in San Francisco on September 17, 2010, age 87. Wife of Mykola Sorokolit, mother to Mary Veronica Sorokolit and Irene Sorokolit Gregson (John Michael); sister of Sarita Gonzales, Dolores Guerra (Carlos), and Irene (Pat) Parker. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Preceded by her parents Severo and Yvonne Duplesis Gonzales and brothers Frank and Jim. Vigil service will be held on Thursday October 21, 7:00PM at DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY, 500 Westlake Ave., Daly City. Funeral Mass on Friday October 22, 6:30PM, St. Teresa Church, 19th at Connecticut Sts., SF. Private interment. Donations preferred to Pathways Hospice or the SF SPCA.



Anthony Marino

Anthony Marino, Resident of San Jose, Anthony passed away on Oct. 8. He was 83 years old. He leaves behind his loving sister, Josie Gurgiolo, his nieces, Mary Ann Low and Donna Brown (Scott) and nephews, Vincent Marino, his 3 great-nephews and his sister-in-law, Rose Marino., Visitation will be on Oct. 19, 5:00 p.m. with a vigil at 7:00 p.m. at Lima Family Erickson Memorial Chapel, 710 Willow St., San Jose., In lieu of flowers, a donation to St. Jude, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929, would be appreciated.



Antonio C. Aguiar

ANTONIO C. AGUIAR JUL 11, 1918 - OCT 11, 2010 Antonio Coelho Aguiar, 92 of Modesto, died peacefully on Monday at his home surrounded by his family. Mr. Aguiar was a native of Los Banos. He lived in Turlock for over 40 years. He retired from Banquet Foods. He was a, Veteran. He is survived by his children, Anthony Patrick Aguiar of Turlock, Manuel Aguiar of Winnemucca NV., Mary Lou Cannell of Modesto and Gloria Antone of Lincoln, seven grandchildren, 5 great-grand- children, his sister Maria Leonardo of San Leandro and brother John Aguiar of Georgia. He was preceded in death by his wife Lillian and two brothers. In his memory, donations may be made to Stanislaus Community Hospice. Per his request there will be no service. Private interment will be held at Turlock Memorial Park.



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.



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.




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.



Bakhsish Kandola

BAKHSISH KANDOLA APR 1917 - OCT 2010 Bakhsish Kandola, 93, died Thursday, October 14, 2010 at Mercy Medical Center in Merced. He was born in India on April 2, 1917 to the late Bathan Singh and Name Kaur. He settled in Atwater, California 22 years ago and started his career in farming. He belonged to the Livingston Sikh Temple. He leaves his eight children behind, Baksho Kaur, Gain Kaur, Kewal Singh, Bikram Singh, Gurpal Singh, Palo Kaur, Amarjit Singh, and Harsinder Kaur. He is also survived by 28 grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren. A Sikh funeral will be held on Sunday, October 24, 2010 12:30 - 2:30pm at Allen Mortuary. A visitation will be on Saturday, October 23, 2010 1:30 - 5:00pm also at Allen Mortuary. Please Share your memories and condolences at, ALLEN MORTUARY 247 N. BROADWAY TURLOCK, CA 209-634-5829



Barbara H. Northen

Feb. 23, 1937 - Oct. 12, 2010 Barbara leaves behind her husband Robert of 52 years, their three children, three brothers and several grandchildren. She loved her family and we loved her. She was am amazing artist and loved to paint. A service will be held for all to attend on Saturday, Oct 23, 2010 at the Trinity Baptist Church, 515 Powell Ave, Healdsburg, CA.



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,



Beatrice Joyce Stewart "Bebe" Anderson

The daughter of Alice and Robert Holden Stewart was born in Trail, B.C., Canada on August 20, 1911 and passed peacefully from this world at Brighton Gardens in Santa Rosa on Sunday, October 10, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Edgar Anderson and her three siblings, Patty Chisholm, Carol McDonald Seabrook and John Will Stewart. Bebe graduated from the University of British Columbia. She was a Bacteriologist at the Hooper Foundation in San Francisco and an Assistant Professor at the University of California Berkeley. She met her husband Carl at U.C. Berkeley where she was his teacher. She leaves three children, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren in various parts of the country. She loved to play bridge, golf, and was an outstanding tennis player as a youth. She volunteered with Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, member of the Saturday Afternoon Club, PEO HJ Chapter, and the Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club. Please say a toast to "Bebe" with your favorite libation. No services will be held. She will be scattered in the Rose Garden at Santa Rosa Memorial Park with her husband Carl. Donations are preferred to the , P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309, Humane Society of Sonoma County, P.O. Box 1296, Santa Rosa, CA 95402, CASA of Sonoma County, P.O. Box 1418, Kenwood, CA 95452, or Know Presbyterian Church, 1650 W. 3rd St., Santa Rosa, CA 95401. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES



Benjamin Scott Colvin

Benjamin Scott Colvin, 19, passed away on Sunday, Oct, 10. He was born in Fairfield, Calif. on Dec. 5, 1990. Funeral services will be private. Please sign the online guest book for his family at Arrangements by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233.



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.



Bernice Shapiro

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Bertolotti, Mario

Sunday, October 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

Mario Bertolotti Mario went home to Yahweh on Wednesday, October 13th, 2010. He touched many lives as we witnessed by the love and support ..... 



Betty (Hattem) Donnell

Donnell, Betty, July 12, 1924 - October 13, 2010, Closely following the passing of her husband of 66 years, she was a devoted mother of Linda (Ed), Carol (Ray), Jana (Philip). Services were private. Donations to Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, 4650 Sunset Blvd. #29, Los Angeles, CA 90027, specify George N. Donnell MD Endowment Fund for Pediatric Medical Education.



Betty Ann Welch (In Memoriam)

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Betty Garren

We said goodbye to our beloved wife and mother, Betty Garren, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010. Her friends and family will forever cherish the spirit of joy, good humor and unconditional love she shared so generously. Betty was born in Villa Park, Ill. At 18, she left her parents and three sisters to attend nursing school. For over 40 years she shared her compassion, gentleness and great skill as an R.N. Betty married a handsome patient and continued her career and raised four children in the midwest. They moved to California and finally retired in Los Osos. Betty enjoyed her community of friends and the beautiful surrounding natural areas. She went for countless walks, which almost always included her dear dog, Tansy. She spent many happy hours in her garden and wrote oodles of treasured letters and cards to friends and family. For years she attended her senior exercise class twice a week. Betty loved to travel and over the years her far-flung family welcomed her visits. Betty leaves behind her beloved husband of 61 years, Jerry; sister, Phyllis; four children Phyllis, Susan, Michael and Kathy; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Per Betty''s request, there will be no service.



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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.



Bottoms, Jacqueline Dorothy (Kracke)

Sunday, October 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

Jacqueline Dorothy (Kracke) Bottoms, (81) of Pullman, WA and formerly of Fremont, CA passed away on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010 in Pullman, WA. Jackie ..... 



Boyd Albert Howe

Boyd" Curly" Howe passed away following a brief, but difficult illness Monday, Oct. 11, 2010. He had several nicknames throughout his life, but was mostly known as Curly. He was born in Rochester, Pa., in December 1921, graduated from Beaver High School and entered the U.S., Air Corps in 1939. During, , he flew numerous missions in Europe and the Far East and served as flight engineer for General Mark Clark. Following the War, Curly enlisted in the newly formed, and followed his lifelong sweetheart, Helen, to California. Along with their daughter, RayAnn, Curly and Helen lived at Travis Air Force Base in Northern California, until he retired in December 1962. During his time in the Army Air Corps and the Air Force, Curly traveled all over the world. When he retired, they returned to Southern California to be near family. Curly went to work for the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier in 1963 and took an early retirement from that job in 1973. For the next four years, he and Helen traveled the West Coast in their Silver Streak travel trailer, square dancing and making friends along the way. In 1976, they settled in Pismo Beach to be near their daughter, RayAnn and her husband, Jim. For the next 30 years, they worked as relief managers for several of the areas motels, were Amateur Radio Operators and belonged to the local Amateur Radio Emergency Service team. They volunteered weekly at French Hospital and were avid square dancers. They served as chairman of the 25th Anniversary Square Affair in Santa Maria. They also continued their RV travels and went on several wonderful train and bus tours across the country and through Canada. Following Helen''s death in December 2005, Curly moved into Wyndham Residence in Arroyo Grande, where he found a second family. Curly continued to stay active and independent until his death. His favorite activities were Wii bowling, watching college football and Dodger baseball, surfing the internet, working on jigsaw puzzles, going out to lunch and dinner, eating hot dogs at the Elks and just making friends, of which he had many. Everyone loved Curly. Curly is survived by his daughter RayAnn (Jim) Crouse; numerous friends; and his family at Wyndham. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen. At his request, no service will be held. Marshall-Spoo 489-5552 Grover Beach



Bryan A. Haynes

Bryan A. Haynes, July 30, 1986 - October 8, 2010, Resident of Santa Clara, Entered into rest on October 8, 2010 at the age of 24. Beloved son of Paul Haynes and Amy Haynes. Dear brother of Heather (Fidel Portillo) Haynes, Sarah & Ruben Martinez, Shelly (Chris Minten) Haynes, and Christopher Haynes. Loving uncle to David Campbell, Mariah Minten, Halli Martinez, and Max Portillo. Precious grandson of Doreen Powell, and Kimberly Harrison. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins., Born July 30, 1986 in San Jose, Bryan worked most recently with his father in his auto wheel repair shop. He loved fast cars, drag car races, rock climbing at the beach and spending time with his family and many friends. We will all miss his compassionate and caring heart., Viewing will be on Thursday, October 21st, from 2-4pm with a funeral service at 4pm at Fremont Memorial Chapel, 3723 Peralta Blvd., Fremont, CA 94536. Fremont Memorial Chapel, (510) 793-8900




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SCHWAMBERGER, CAROL A. July 4, 1940 to October 10, 2010 Carol Schwamberger passed away at home on October 10, 2010. She was born on July 4, 1940 to parents Edward and Alvina Cooke in Staten Island, NY. After meeting her husband Jim Schwamberger, the family moved to San Diego. Carol was involved in many groups including her church, quilting and crafts. Carol was very devoted to her husband and family. She really enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was a true fighter, especially in her last weeks of life. Surviving family includes her husband Jim, her sons Michael Burke, wife Jody, Daniel Burke, wife Pam, and Michael Schwamberger, her daughters Karen Karl, husband Chris and Jennifer Burke. Carol had five grandchildren Jamie, Jake, Shannon, Hannah and Erin. Also included are her niece Holly and nephew Ryan. Please join us to celebrate Carol's life. Memorial Service will be held October 30th, at 11:00 a.m. at The Church at Rancho Bernardo. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Carol Schwamberger to the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF)




CHARLES R. FORD 90, passed away in his Riverside home on Thursday, October 14. He was born to Anna and John Ford in 1919, the youngest and last surviving of 4 children. He was raised in Des Moines Iowa. In the fall of 1941 he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. After finishing flight school, he served with distinction as a flight instructor. After the war he returned to Des Moines and in 1949 married Elaine Brand, who he would cherish for the rest of his days. In 1951 he left Iowa winters and an ill-fitting sales job to enroll in Stanford University where he earned his BA degree in Economics, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and received his MBA in 1954. Charles accepted a job with Citizens Bank in Riverside and moved the family here. Through a series of mergers and acquisitions, Citizens became Security Pacific and Charles stayed with them as a regional officer until he retired in 1981. Education for all was very important to him, and he gladly endorsed, contributed to and accepted positions where he could be of service. He ran for the original RCC board of trustees, taught small business administration classes at UCR extension department, was president of the Board of Councilors at Cal State San Bernardino, served on RCC Community Foundation and strongly supported RCC Nursing School. He cared deeply for Riverside, its leaders, its people and its organizations and was pleased to share his energy, intelligence, humor and leadership with many organizations, serving on board or advisory committees for Riverside Community Foundation, Red Cross, Urban League, Treasurer of his beloved




NEILL, CLARENCE" CHAN" Commander,, , Retired, Fighter Pilot South Pacific Chan Neill, one of the first Naval Aviators to fly night missions in the South Pacific in Japanese Occupied islands, passed away Friday, October 8, 2010, one (1) month after his 94th birthday. He was born in Greely, Colorado, September 8, 1916. Chan moved with his family to San Diego in 1927. He attended Grant Elementary, Roosevelt Junior High and San Diego High School. He worked at the World's Fair in Balboa Park in 1935-36, once serving as Eleanor Roosevelt's guide through the grounds and exhibits in a roller chair. Two (2) years later, he Received an AA Degree from San Bernadino College. In December 1940, he joined the Navy and began flight training at NAS Corpus Christi, Tx., where he met Billie Jean Bradley. They were married February 6, 1943. Chan was a flight instructor, proficient in advanced Instrument flying. He was deployed to the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific where he flew fifty-nine (59) combat missions in Grumman F6F-3's, being one of the first aviators to fly night missions. At the end of the war, he was assigned to air group 8 aboard the aircraft carrier Bennington. Chan earned his B.A. from San Diego State University in 1955. From 1947 to 1971, Chan was Commanding Officer of three (3) Naval Reserve Fighter Squadrons, the last at NAS Los Alamitos, CA. He served as Naval Representative to the North American Air Defense Command in Colo. Springs. Upon his completion of active duty, Chan worked as the real estate specialist at Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NA VFEC) in San Diego, retiring in 1979. He was a real estate broker and insurance agent. Chan is survived by his wife of 67 years, Billie Jean Neill, son Richard Neill of San Diego, daughter Catherine Reed of San Diego; his eldest son Thomas preceded him in passing in 1999. He has granddaughters Christi Warrich of San Mateo, Shelby Reed of Poway, grandsons Richard J. Neill of Santa Paula, CA and Brandin Reed of San Diego, and great-grandson Jason Warrich of San Mateo. Chan was an avid bridge player, a long time member of Kiwanis, and a 84 year member of the Mission Hills Congregational Church, now United Church of Christ. A memorial service will be Saturday, October 23, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Mission Hills United Church of Christ, 4070 Jackdaw Street, San Diego 92103 (619-296-2196). A ceremony at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery will be at a future date.



Campestrini, Marta (Estrella)

Sunday, October 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

Marta (Estrella) Campestrini Feb. 3, 1946 - Oct. 14, 2010 Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and lived every day of her life proud of ..... 



Carmela Attard

Carmela Attard Passed away peacefully on October 13, 2010 at the age of 82. She was born in Mosta, Malta and immigrated to San Francisco in April 1948 to join her husband. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Jerome Attard. Carmela is survived by: her three daughters, Jean Attard, Anne Camilleri, and Dorothy Busuttil; grandchildren, Troy, Dawn, Ryan, Andrea, Joshua, Anthony, Jonathan, and Nicole; great grandchildren, Illeana, Bianca, Tiara, Anthony, Amaya, Caleb, and Caden. She is also survived by her sisters: Sr. M. Anastasia, Jane Gatt, Helen Vella. Carmela will be remembered as a loving and wonderful mother and nana. Her Maltese cuisine will be missed but will continue on as part of her legacy. A Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 11 a.m., at St. Matthias, 1685 Cordilleras Road Redwood City, CA 94062. A luncheon will follow immediately after Mass. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to be made to the AFAR (Redwood City Special Needs Program) 1455 Madison Ave, Redwood City, 94061 Ca.



Carmen Martinez Reyes

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Carole Auerbach

Auerbach, Carole, Carole Auerbach passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her husband, children and grandchildren on October 13, 2010 at the age of 79., A wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Carole was a fountain of wisdom for all those fortunate enough to be touched by her compassion and understanding., A planner, a thinker, and a doer, Carole had a fantastic sense of humor and could charm the smallest child and the most elderly amongst us with her immense creativity, sharp wit and imagination., Carole stood by "her guy" Larry for 61 years, sharing a life filled with happiness and laughter, centered on the loving family they nurtured. Carole was the perfect partner for Larry and together they built a storied career in the entertainment business and created life long friendships around the world. They were a great team that relished telling stories of a life well lived, often completing each others sentences., Carole had the innate ability to make people feel comfortable in her presence allowing them to express themselves deeply so that many now feel as though they've lost their best friend., Carole was a great mother to her three sons, David, Bruce and Stephen. She was adored by her six grandchildren: Samantha, Alex, Zach, Katie, Chloe and Lily, and her daughter-in-law, Joy., Daughter of Lottie Rich and Edward Kleinman, Carole was born in Brooklyn, New York were she was raised along with her cousin Michael Kleinman, who she loved like a brother., There was a private service for the family at Hillside Memorial Park on Friday, October 15th. There will also be a celebration of her life on Wednesday, October 27th. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made (in her name) to the American Lung Association.



Cathie Hostetler

Cathie Hostetler Nov. 23, 1945-Oct. 13, 2010 Cathie, a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend and successful business woman passed away at her home in Los Banos on Wednesday after a 3 year battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease. She was born in Tacoma, Washington to Donald & Edythe Smith. She lived in various cities around the US where her father was involved in waterway, dam, and nuclear construction sites. Cathie returned to Washington at age 16 and graduated from Tahoma High School. In 1968 she moved to Los Banos to be with her family, who were working on the San Luis Dam construction. It was at this time, in late 1968, that Cathie gave birth to her beloved daughter, Andrea, who grew to be her closest friend. Before Cathie's passing, Andrea would bless her with the addition of a son-in-law, Ron, whom she loved and treasured. In July 1972, Cathie met the love of her life, Greg Hostetler. They married seven months later and enjoyed 38 wonderful and adventurous years together. During these years, Cathie initially worked as a waitress before obtaining her real estate broker's license in 1974 and teaming up with Greg to launch the Ranchwood Family of Companies. For more than 3 decades Cathie and Greg have built and operated farming, home building, land development, and transportation operations. Cathie managed every aspect of the Company's daily finances and administrative duties which included the construction of as many as 600 homes per year as well as owning/developing over 5,000 acres of almonds. If there is something that Cathie displayed best it was her ability to enjoy life and the people around her. She was an accomplished cook and frequently entertained people in her home. She loved to boat, cheer on the Giants & 49er's, read, and spend any free time at her beloved Central Camp near Yosemite. Her heart's joy was in bringing happiness to others. Cathie was vivacious and outgoing as displayed through her adventures in scuba diving, skiing, waterskiing, and of course Nascar. She was an enthusiastic collector of Santa Claus dcor and stuffed bears and was accompanied by her faithful dog, Harry, who was always by her side. Cathie was preceded in death by her parents, Donald & Edythe Smith. She is survived by her husband, Greg; her daughter, Andrea Brandt & her husband, Ron; her sister, Claire Satre (Tom); Parents-in-law, Ed & Merry Hostetler; Brother-in-law, Rory Hostetler (Connie); Sister-in-law Suzanne Rider (Clay); & 7 nieces & nephews: Lynn Chernugal (Rick), Leslie Satre, Lori Beck (Lennie), Michael Satre (Cindy), Jason Rider (Anna), Matt Rider & Max Hostetler. She was also a loving great-aunt and great-great aunt to many. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Cathie's Bears, a foundation created in Cathie's honor. The purpose of this foundation will be to share Cathie's love of bears, her giving spirit and love of children by providing stuffed bears to children in need of hope. It is the family's hope that the sparkle in Cathie's smile will live on through the smiles of the children these bears reach. Donations may be mailed to: Cathie's Bears, 923 E. Pacheco Blvd., Suite C, Los Banos, CA 93635. Donations to the ALS Foundation at UCSF are also appreciated: UCSF Foundation c/o Eden Jacoby, Dept. of Neurology 220 Montgomery Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104. Please include "ALS Center" in the memo field when donating. Please join the Hostetler family on Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 3:00 pm for a service celebrating Cathie's life in the Exhibit Building at the Los Banos Fairgrounds, 403 F Street, Los Banos. Reception will immediately follow in the adjacent O'Banion Building.



Celerina A. Guillen

Celerina A. Guillen, beloved mother, wife, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, and sister, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010., She was born on June 15, 1937 to Alberto Arteaga and Socorro Marquez. Our mother was a loving, beautiful, humble, hardworking and generous woman. She enjoyed spending time with her family and in her later years in life, she found peace and comfort while spending time with her dogs ( Brownie, Vida, and Shiloh). She loved nothing more than being in the same room with her nine children. We will miss her forever!, She was preceded in death by her son, Eulalio Guillen, on April 17, 1985, and her dog, Coco, on May 14, 2010. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Efren Guillen; mother, Socorro Marquez; and children, Maria Popma, Angelina Fuentes, Margarita Guillen, Gloria Olguin, Joe Guillen, Gabino Guillen, Rosa Guillen, Linda Seitz and her "baby boy" Juan D. Guillen; 33 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; dogs, Brownie, Vida, and Shiloh; and five siblings, Guadalupe Arteaga, Angela Arteaga, Salud Arteaga, Gregorio Arteaga and Eugenio Arteaga., Mama, I love you more than all the stars in the sky, more than all the fish in the sea, more than the sun's heat. I will miss you more than words can say! Linda..., Visitation will be held from 12 noon to 10 p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17 at Garcia Mortuary, 629 South A Street. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 18 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 500 N. Juanita Rd., Oxnard. Interment will follow at Santa Clara Catholic Cemetery. For maps and directions to all ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guestbook, please visit Funeral 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.



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,,



Celestino Bernal

CELESTINO "TINO" BERNAL Passed away on 10/11/2010. he was 58 years old and was born in Cotulla, Texas. He worked for the City of Hemet as a Refuse Driver for 10 years and for Waste Management for 18 years. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Dolores "Loli" Bernal; daughter, Elena; son, Eleutero; son-in-law, Roman; grandchildren, Loreal, Malani and Kamea; mother, Christina Perez; brothers, Willie Sr., Ramon, Marcial, Larry; sisters, Sylvia, Maria, Yolanda and Eva; nephews, nieces and cousins. Preceded in death by father, Antonio Bernal Sr. and brother, Antonio Bernal, Jr. Visitation is on 10/19/2010 from 6pm to 8pm with the Rosary at 7pm at Harford Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held on 10/20/2010 at 10am at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church with burial to follow at San Jacinto Cemetery. Arrangements Handled By: INLAND MEMORIAL HARFORD CHAPEL (951) 658-3288



Chad Alan Berryhill

Chad Alan Berryhill, 23, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. Chad is survived by mother Merry Jane Berryhill; wife Miranda Berryhill; grandmother Merry Lou Pierce; grandfather Ken Berryhill; and several cousins. A memorial service will be held at 11am, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 at Lady Family Mortuary, 555 Fair Oaks Ave. in Arroyo Grande. He will forever live in our hearts. Lady Family Mortuary 489-4717 Arroyo Grande



Chapman, Jessica Marie

Sunday, October 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

Jessica Marie Chapman July 30, 1992 - October 8, 2010 Resident of Manteca Jessica was born in Pleasanton, California and called Livermore her home. ..... 



Charles Myers

Charles K. (Chuck) Myers, Resident of Cupertino, Passed away October 9, 2010 at his home in Cupertino. Born June 9, 1932 in Glendale, CA, he grew up in Laguna Beach where he was a multi-sport letterman and lifeguard. He attended Oregon State College where he met and married Marcia Scott, who preceded him in death in 1997 after 43 years together. He is survived by their children Bob Myers and Michele Kennedy, their spouses; Karen and Clyde, his 4 grandsons; Brent & Jordan Myers and Jason & Ryan Kennedy., Chuck had a 34 year career with Lockheed Missile & Space Co. including 5 years in Goose Creek South Carolina as the base manager; he often referred to this as one of the highlights of his career. He retired in 1991., In 1999 he was remarried, to Susan Donaldson. They have enjoyed more than 11 happy years together. He is survived by Susan, her children Stuart Donaldson and Shauna Oeth, their spouses; Cindy and John, her 4 grandchildren; Maggie & Molly Donaldson, Annika & Mitchell Oeth., Chuck was an avid duck hunter and fisherman, active in numerous organizations including Ducks Unlimited and California Waterfowl Association. He was known for his hospitality, integrity and sense of humor and enjoyed life to the fullest until the very end. Chuck will be remembered as devoted husband, father, Boppa, Papa Chuck, brother, uncle and friend., A Memorial Service will be held Friday, October 22, 2010 at Saint Joseph of Cupertino, 10110 North De Anza Blvd, Cupertino, at 3:00 pm. LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY serving the family., In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the .



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.



Clarence J. Backstrom

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Claudio Pereyra

Claudio Pereyra, Resident of Los Gatos, Oct. 6, 1927 - Oct. 1, 2010, Claudio passed after a courageous Battle with Alzheimer's and Lymphoma., Born Claudestino Pereyra Nieves in Rivera, Uruguay and worked construction from the age of 13. Claudio started his own business in his early twenties. Sold his business and immigrated to the "Land of Opportunity" on Feb-6-1963 and drove from Miami to California with his Wife Mildred and three young children, Esther, Alfredo, and Daniel, without knowing a word of English. He started his own business in California and was a Master Gardener. He lived in his garden during daylight hours. He will be remembered for his Incredible Work Ethic, Green Thumb, and love for Children., He is survived by his wife Mildred of 61 years, his 3 children, 5 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, loving Brothers, sister, and friends. Friends and family are invited to attend his Celebration of Life in Los Gatos on Oct. 30th. For information:, In lieu of Flowers any donations appreciated under Claudio Pereyra to Hospice of the Valley, 4850 Union Ave, San Jose, CA 95124-5156.



Clayton Franklin Edwards

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Craig Meyer

Sunday, October 17, 2010 3:00 AM 

Craig Joseph Meyer, 49, passed away in an accident in Payne's Creek, Calif., on Oct. 12, 2010. He was born on April 11, 1961, in San Francisco to Alexander and Carol Meyer Jr.



Curtis Breckenridge

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D. Craig Palmer

Palmer, D. Craig, 70, passed away peacefully on Oct. 14 in Newport Beach. Craig was a proud graduate of Beverly Hills High School and UCLA. He worked for many years as an investment banker, initially with Solomon Brothers and most recently with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Craig is survived by his brother, Pete (Val) Palmer; his sister, Tori (Carl) Palmer; his daughters, Lori (Randy) Morris and Elisabeth (Jonathan) Abarbanel; his stepdaughter, Tatiana (Ray) Rubio; and his six grandchildren. A private memorial service is pending. Donations in Craig's name may be made to the



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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.




RISK, DON C. March 3, 1937 to Sept. 1, 2010 Don C. Risk, 73, passed away September 1, 2010, after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Muncie, Indiana, to Donald and Reigna Risk. Don joined the Navy at 17 and enjoyed an adventuresome 20 years before retiring. He was a Mineman, served in Vietnam and a decorated diver in the Sealab program setting the World Record for the deepest dive of 1,025 feet. He was later chosen as a diver for "special projects" that were very instrumental to the security of the United States in helping to end the Cold War. He was awarded several medals, the most significant being the Legion of Merit and the Navy Commendation. He is survived by his loving wife Frances, sons Victor and Don Jr., daughters Kim, Reigna and Kris, 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, siblings Kay, Jill, Jim and Wendy, and many friends. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, October 18th, at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.




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Dapkus, Catherine

Sunday, October 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

Catherine Dapkus OCEANSIDE -- Catherine Dapkus (nee Jarlich), passed into the Lord's hands on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 after a lengthy illness. She was ..... 



David D. Miller

July 26, 1924 - October 8, 2010 



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,



Dean Fox Sr.

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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,



Delena Gnesa

Delena (Toddy) Gnesa July 16, 1920 - September 27, 2010 Delena Drum, nicknamed Toddy by her father, was born and raised in Santa Barbara County. She was the 7th of nine children born to Frank and Lilah Drum. At the age of three, she moved with her family from Cat Canyon near Los Alamos to the Drum Ranch, which is now known as Drum Canyon. As a child, her and her siblings rode horseback to the Los Alamos Elementary School, a ten mile round trip each day. She lived on the Drum Ranch until the age of 19, when she met and married Leo Gnesa in 1939. Together they had 3 children, Noreen (Carl) Loveall, Lee (Linda) Gnesa and Shirley (Joe) Leonard. All the while raising her children, she worked hand in hand with her husband Leo. From farming, ranching and dairy cows. She could and did, do it all. After raising her children and later in life, she went to work for the Lompoc Unified School District. She spent 28 years taking great pride in her job. A woman who thought more about others before herself, she always had time to devote to children who needed extra help. From math and reading tutoring to a friendly ear and solid advice, she was constantly and dependably, available. This unselfish trait is what endeared her to all that she met. Over the years, Toddy and her husband also took in foster children and whole entire families who were in need. Bringing them to the family ranch until they were ready to strike out on their own again. To this day, and to so many, she is known graciously and simply, as Mom. Upon retiring from the School District and then losing her husband in 1984, life for Toddy began a new phase. She spent her time at home on the Gnesa Ranch tending to her yard and garden, traveling, crocheting master pieces, donating her time to various local organizations and of course, her family. She was blessed to have six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and four greatgreat-grandchildren. Toddy was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Leo Gnesa; her brothers Lyman, Jack, Clarence (Swede) and Frank Drum; her sisters Eunice Larsen, Minnie Gnesa and Hazel Martin; and son-in-law Joe Leonard. She has one surviving sister, Helen Perry of Fresno. Toddy was a woman who asked for very little for herself but gave enormously of herself, to others. A woman who placed little value in "things" but felt family was priceless and indispensable. For Toddy, family did not necessitate a blood relation; it was the bonding of hearts and the joys of love, with those in her life. How blessed we all were to have her and the countless ways she touched our lives. She was truly one of the most giving and unselfish women, but most importantly, she was our most cherished example of heart. We shall painfully miss her love, strength, spirit for life, but most of all, her smiling face. A private memorial was held at her request.



Dennis Michael Carroll

(DC) Born into Life... September 12, 1947 Born into Eternal Life... October 12, 2010., On Tuesday, October 12, 2010 DC lost his battle with a very rare stomach cancer. He was born in Denver, Colo. and moved with his mother to Ojai, Calif. at the age of two and later moved to Oxnard. He worked as an Electronic Tech at Point Mugu Naval Base & San Nicholas Island and retired after 39 years of service., DC was energetic, full of life and caring of everyone. Joking was his lifestyle and he had several nick names for his family, friends and dogs. He never left home without his kids (dogs) Tyrone, Toby, Nicole and Nikki. He traveled often with work and loved going to Kauai. He loved having friends over for BBQ's and informing them he was the best "BBQer"., Competing was also a strong trait of DC's; playing dominos, craps and black jack were his favorite past times. He was a loyal fan of the LA Rams, USC Trojans, Dodgers and Lakers. Boating, fishing, bowling, and golfing were among his many pleasures in life. He enjoyed many camping trips , outings and his home away from home on the Colorado River., He is survived by the love of his life, Beth Ann; daughter, Shannon; son, Earl; mother, Linnea; his loving family and friends in Jacksonville, Fla. and his brothers from other mothers in Oxnard. His favorite granny Elvera was with him in heart and sprit throughout his life and illness., A special thanks goes out to nurse Ratchit (Diana), Dr. Barone and Cresent Pharmacy. A "Celebration of Life" (Hawaiian theme) will be held for family and friends from 1-8 p.m. at the Oceanview Pavilion (Port Hueneme beach) on Saturday, October 23 (575 E. Surfside Dr., Port Hueneme). In appreciation of DC's love for animals, donations can be made to any animal shelter of your choice.



Desiree Brunmier

DESIREE H. BRUNMIER Age 78, passed away 10/09/2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Darrell Brunmier. She is survived by her children, Janet Stachowski, Linda Powers, James, Donald, and Donna Brunmier; 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, two sisters and a brother. Memorial services will be held on Friday, 10/22/2010, at noon, San Jacinto Assembly of God, 300 W. 1st St., San Jacinto, CA. Entrusted To The Care Of: McWane Family Funeral Home (951) 658-9497 - FD #998



Dixie Dillingham

Dixie "Dix" Dillingham of Indian Wells, lost her battle with cancer on October 1, 2010 at Eisenhower Hospital in Rancho Mirage. Born Dixie Jane Dillingham on Sept 11, 1931 in Ardmore, Oklahoma to Cecil (Dilli) and Dorothy (nee) Mcphee Dillingham. She was predeceased by her sister Dorothy Mizell. She is survived by her niece, Molly Peterson; and family of Atlanta, Ga. Inurnment was on Oct. 8, 2010 at Forest Lawn in Cathedral City, Calif. A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Dixie attended Healdton High School and the University of Oklahoma where she was a Pi Phi Sorority sister. After college she worked in Dallas and LA for advertising and marketing firms and after relocating to the Coachella Valley she was an agent for Becker & Becker. She enjoyed travel (except on planes), "loved those big parties" and liked to spend quality time with friends. Her enthusiasm for the Dallas Cowboys and Sooner football was obvious to everyone she met. She had pride in her native Oklahoma and battling to the end she will always be remembered for this part of the Sooner fight song lyrics that she loved to recite. "I'm a Sooner born And a Sooner bred. And when I die, I'll be a Sooner dead." Thank you Dixie for so many memories: the laughter, the good times, your zest for life and the unforgettable twinkle in your eye. In memory donations are suggested to be made to The



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



Donald J. Backe

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Donald J. Backe on Oct. 12, 2010., He was born on July 21, 1928 in Burbank but spent the majority of his early life in Saticoy. He was a longtime resident of Camarillo. His last days were surrounded by his family and friends at home., Don was preceded in death by his parents, Edmund and Helen (Quintana) Backe, and his beloved wife of almost 40 years, Margaret (Wieneke) Backe. He is survived by his children, Nick Backe, Dawn Adrianne (James) Jordan, and Kurt (Jennifer) Backe. His grandchildren are Jonathan Backe, Jared Backe, Jason Backe, Chloe Jordan, James Jordan, and Matthew Jordan., He was an exceptional Dad who never failed to love and protect his children. He adored his grandchildren. He leaves his children and grandchildren a legacy of strength, loyalty, and absolute integrity., Don was remarried on Nov. 6, 1999 to Maureen (Sanford) Backe. They enjoyed their years together traveling and with family. Maureen always referred to Don as her "Knight in Shining Armor.", Don was owner of Backe Electric and retired in 2002. He was a member of the American Legion, and the British Car Club. His son Kurt and he worked together to restore his Triumph GT6. He won first place for his Triumph at the Central Coast British Car Show just this past June., He proudly served his country with an honorable discharge from the Army on June 29, 1956., Funeral services are as follows: Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m., with Rosary being held at 7 p.m., on Monday, Oct. 18 at Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home, 757 E. Main St., Ventura. Funeral Mass will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at the San Buenaventura Mission in Ventura. Burial immediately following at Ivy Lawn Cemetery, Ventura. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Livingston Nursing Association or . Arrangements under the direction of Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home, 643-8623.



Doris Hills

Doris Muriel Hills, Resident of Los Altos, Passed away peacefully after a short illness on Thursday, 30th September, 2010. Aged 94 years at Mount Gambier, South Australia. Loved wife of Bernard [dec.] Loving mother and mother-in-law of Chris and Annette.Grandmother of Trudi and Ashley and Brett and Michelle. Very special greatgrandmother to Charlie and Chloe.



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.,



Doris Rohde

DORIS ROHDE OCT 4, 1907 - OCT 13, 2010 Doris Rohde, 103 of Turlock died Wednesday at her home. Doris was born in Santa Rosa California, the daughter of Hubert and Eppie Comstock. She is preceded in death by 4 sisters, 2 brothers and her husband Arendt Rohde. She was a graduate of the University of the Pacific. Doris taught for 30 years in the Ceres Unified School District, primarily at Caswell School. She was a charter member of the Persephone Guild in Ceres, and a member of the Ceres First United Methodist Church. She was a lover of gardening, baking and her great-grandchildren. She leaves her son Ray and wife Patsy, Three grandchildren Kevin, Robin (Todd), Ray Jr. and three great-grand- daughters Caitlin, Hannah and Lauren. Remembrances may be made to Hospice of Emanuel and, . A memorial service will be held 11:00am Monday, October 18th 2010 at Turlock Funeral Home. Please share your memories & condolences,



Dorothy (Rowland) Adams

Dorothy Rowland 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 graduate 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 Dawson Freeman (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of Dorothy Dawson Freeman 1924 - 2010 Long time Bakersfield resident, Dorothy Dawson Freeman, passed away Saturday, October 2nd, from lung cancer at the age of 86. Born in Pittsburgh in 1924, Dottie trained and worked as a nurse before moving west to Bakersfield where she married Joel W. Freeman, raised three children, and continued her nursing career. She later obtained a teaching degree from Fresno St. and taught for more than two decades in the Bakersfield City School District. During her retirement, she devoted much of her time to volunteering at local hospitals in both Bakersfield and the Antelope Valley. She had an abiding love for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Ukrainian food, and crafts. Dottie has 9 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and she is survived by her son, Randy Freeman, daughter-in-law, Kathy Freeman; daughter, Joelyn Zertuche; son-in-law, Zane Zertuche; and daughter-in-law, Patt Freeman. She is loved and will be greatly missed.



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 Jackson

Dorothy Jackson, 74, of Redding died Thursday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525). 



Dorothy Jewel "Mimi" Murphy

MURPHY, Dorothy Jewel 'Mimi' Mrs. Dorothy Jewel "Mimi" Murphy died peacefully at home in Rohnert Park on Saturday, October 9, 2010. She was 89. Family was very important to Mrs. Murphy, whom her family called Mimi. She was the matriarch of the Murphy clan of Sonoma County, and she loved nothing more than having her children, grand children, and great-grand children around her. She also loved a dry Martini with lots of olives, the drier the better, and a game of Pinochle with her friends in the Royal Oaks Mobile Home Park in Petaluma. Mrs. Murphy was born in 1921 in San Francisco and lived all her life in Northern California. In addition to the City By the Bay, she lived in Tiburon, Petaluma and Rohnert Park. In the early part of her life, Mrs. Murphy lived on The Avenues in San Francisco. Later she moved to Tiburon, where for more than 40 years she lived on Juno Road, near Blackie's Pasture, where she raised her three children and saw Marin County explode in growth. Her small home on Juno was for generations the gathering point for all holidays, and all members of the extended Murphy clan have fond memories of it, particularly the large (and loud) holiday dinners around the long table near the kitchen, and anyone who knew her will carry the memory of her belly laugh to their grave. Other staples of Mrs. Murphy's home were the ever-present bowls of candy that beckoned from the coffee table, the big backyard divided by a huge hedge and her ingenious way of hiding Easter eggs. She moved to Petaluma in 1987. While raising a family, Mrs. Murphy also worked for several years at Fidelity Savings and Loan in Mill Valley. Mrs. Murphy was married to her second husband, the late Joseph Murphy, for 56 years. They met shortly after World War II, where Joe had a distinguished military career that included extensive service in Northern Africa and Europe. After raising their family, Mrs. Murphy and her husband were avid square dancers for many years, crisscrossing the state in their RV to attend square dancing events. After her husband's death, Mrs. Murphy took many excursions with the Day Trippers group out of Santa Rosa. Mrs. Murphy's oldest son Joe, of Sebastopol, died in February 2008. She is survived by daughter Carole Bratton of Rohnert Park, her daughter De De Teeters of Seattle, son Tom Dunlap and wife Charlotte of Aptos and their son Paul; Carole's daughter Pamela Roth and her husband Robert of Rohnert Park, and their children Tim, Meghan and Caroline. Mimi is also survived by son Jon S. Murphy of Sacramento; Joe's wife Vicki of Sebastopol, daughter Molly and her husband John Eleen of Davis, and their daughter Kennedy; their son Ryan and his wife Elin of Point Arena, their children Sophia and Ethan. Mimi is also survived by many cousins and long-time friends. A memorial service will be Friday, October 22nd, at 2:00 p.m., at Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, 5475 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park, CA. Donations are preferred to Neighbors Organized Against Hunger (NOAH), PO Box 2955, Rohnert Park, CA 94927, or to your local food bank.



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.



Douglas (Greg) Jacob-Foster

Douglas (Greg) Jacob-Foster of Indio Calif. passed away October 11, 2010 in Palm Desert Calif., he was 47. He was born March 6 1963 to Joseph L. Jacob and Donna E. Jacob in Lutcher La. Greg married Brinn McKone on October 4 2008 in Palm Desert Calif. He was a co-owner of Zippity Zip courier Service and 20 year flight attendant for Alaska Airlines, retired. He served in the Air Force from June 1985 to June 1986. Greg is survived by his husband Brinn McKone of Indio Calif., sister Bunny Accardo of Hester, La., brother Jacob Jacob of Tacoma Wash., and "adopted mother" Jeannie Foster of Vashon Wash. He was preceded in death by father Lee Jacob, mother Donna E. Jacob and "adopted" father Michael Foster. Memorial services will be at 10am on October 16 2010 at the Center For Spiritual Living in Palm Desert Calif., Interment will be at 11:45am on October 16 2010 at Forest Lawn in Cathedral City Calif. The family suggests donations be made to, to help stop teen suicide.




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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.



Dwight Wendell Cervin

Cervin, Dwight Wendell, August 15, 1919 - September 14, 2010, In Loving Memory:, Dwight Wendell Cervin, Dwight, age 91, passed away at John C. Lincoln hospital in, Phoenix, Arizona from respiratory failure as a, consequence of pneumonia, C.O.P.D., and chronic lung disease. He was born in Cokato, Minnesota August 15, 1919. In May 1962, Dwight and his wife Kathryn moved their family from Mpls, MN to, California. He was a veteran of, and was a member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church located next door to his home in Granada Hills, CA., Dwight enjoyed his career as an auto electrician with the City of Los Angeles for over 25 years at the Raymer Street Service Yard and his ensuing well-earned retirement., In May 2008 after a hip replacement and multiple health issues Dwight consented to move to Phoenix, Arizona with his son and daughter-in-law. Dwight was a master mechanic belonging to many Car Clubs and Organizations. He had many passions. He loved history and old things, but his greatest passion were his six antique cars which he owned, restored and drove throughout Southern California. His cars appeared in over 20 major studio movies. Dwight is survived by sister Melba Smith (93) of Anaheim Hills, CA; son John and daughter-in-law Jean Cervin; daughter Christy Cervin, Santa Fe, NM; Granddaughters Kristina Cervin of Surprise, Arizona and Nicole Tuttle of Phoenix, AZ., Burial will be at Lakewood Cemetery, 3600 Hennepin Ave., Mpls. MN October 23, 2010 at a graveside service. He will buried next to his wife Kathryn who preceded him in death in October 2004.




GROLL, EDGAR E. Sept. 29,1927 to Sept. 23, 2010 San Diego, resident Edgar E. Groll, passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2010. Surviving him are his loving wife Olga, his four married children; Pam, Peggy, Juana and Virgel. Ed was also a proud grand-father to his eight, beautiful grandchildren, Amy, Ren, Kyle, Hannah, Benjamin, Brianna, Katelin and Noah and brother to his surviving siblings, Doris, Lorene and Larry. As a respected salesman, Ed kept alive the tradition of "The Fuller Brush Man" in his 51 years on the job. This is a man who was loved by many and will be missed by all. Memorial details will be announced as they become available.




age 83, a 52 year resident on Rancho Cucamonga, died on October 3, 2010 from complications of Multiple Myeloma and Diabetes. He died as he wished, at his home, supported by the love of his family. Edward was born on February 10, 1927 in Endicott, New York. He was the son of Italian immigrants, Anthony and Filomena Capparelli. He spent his childhood in N.Y and when he came to California to attend Pepperdine University, his parents followed. After living several years in Los Angeles the family moved to Upland, CA in 1954. A lifelong love of music started when Ed attended public school in Endicott. As a young man, he competed in and won state and regional music competitions on baritone and trombone. He later became a member and soloist of the




KLABO, EUGENE CARTER Dec. 20, 1929 to July 21, 2010 Resident of Chula Vista - Gene, the fourth of 7 siblings was born on a farm in Sharon, N. Dakota of parents, Clarence and Selma Klabo. Following a stint in the Navy, he was employed at Honeywell in Minneapolis. In 1958, Gene relocated to the San Diego area and spent the next several years in the defense and auto retail industries. After retiring, he and Arlie toured the U.S., as Gene pursued an interest in exploring old wagon trails of the West and inspecting antebellum plantations in the South. Gene's true passion involved management of "The South Bay Pioneers," a facility dedicated to helping people battling substance abuse. This association lasted well over 40 years during which time he held most of the elective positions in the organization. Calling on his experience in AA, he was often called upon to speak at functions addressing those subjects and doing fund raising. Gene's crisp wit and humor will be sorely missed. Gene leaves a wife, Arlie of 45 years, a brother Richard and sisters, Shirley Kantrud of Chula Vista, Coralie Haarala and Linda Gonier of Minneapolis. Memorial services will be held at the South Bay Pioneers on October 24th, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations should go to South Bay Pioneers.



Edith Lewis

Edith Scarborough Lewis, Resident of Belmont, Edith lived an exciting and fascinating life, across eighty-eight years. She was born July 31, 1922 in Biloxi, Miss. Seeking travel and adventure, she left her childhood home in 1940. During her life she saw most major US cities and traveled the world extensively. At various times, this stunning blonde lived in Washington, DC, New York City and Guam., After WWII, she moved to Guam, where she was the editor and chief reporter for the island's daily newspaper. Edith finally settled in San Francisco, where she met the man of her dreams and her future husband on a double date in 1951. The Biloxi Belle and Tom were engaged on February 14th, Valentine's Day. Edith married Tom Lewis, the man she was meant to build her life with, on Easter Sunday, April 5, 1953, in Carmel, CA. They enjoyed 57 loving years of marriage., Tom and Edith settled in Belmont to raise their family of four boys. She was active in the boys' lives and activities and was always among the first to volunteer for whatever committees or activities required to make such endeavors successful. She worked tirelessly in support of her family and was a fabulous and nurturing mother., To no one's surprise, Edith ultimately began a career as a travel agent, in an attempt to satisfy not only her own wanderlust, but also to assist others who had the desire to travel and explore the world. She worked in the travel business for 15 years, where she and Tom were able to take many fascinating and exciting trips to all corners of the globe., With what little remaining free time that she had, Edith enjoyed writing and was a contributing book reviewer for the Redwood City Tribune., She is survived and mourned by her loving husband-Thomas D. Lewis. Her adoring four sons - Bob, Tom, Jack and Jeff. Her devoted daughters in law - Barbara and Margrett. Her four beloved grandchildren - Brian, Kevin, Alexis and Nicolette. Also, her caring niece - Ethel B. McCaskill. Edith was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Sarah Scarborough, her six brothers - Emory, David Kent, Alton, John, Charles, and Norman Scarborough, and her sister - Ethel S. McCaskill., She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be missed and mourned by all who had the good fortune to know her. Edith died September 16, 2010 in Belmont, California. She was at home, in the house she & Tom built together and have lived in since 1957., According to her wishes, her ashes were spread in the bay, near the Golden Gate Bridge, on Saturday, October 2 by her sons and husband, so she may continue to travel the world. A celebration of her life was held for family and friends on Monday, October, 4th at the Neptune Society in Belmont.



Eileen Y. Irving

Passed away on September 19, 2010. Eileen was preceded in death by her father Jim Winslow, grandfather Art Winslow and in-laws Bud and Gwen Irving. She is survived by her mother Jessie Winslow, her husband Jerry of forty years, her sons Jason and Jon, her grandsons Jake and Joe, her sister Roxanne and husband Gus Thorton and family, her brother Bruce and sister-in-law Bev Winslow and family. Also her aunts Doris and Leora and numerous cousins. Her nephew Scott Irving and family and niece Heather Irving and family. Eileen was born in Garberville, Calif. and grew up in Eureka California, she graduated Eureka High in 1970 and went on to marry the love of her life Jerry Irving. Eileen loved to cook and sew for all of her family. She loved the out doors, fishing, camping and hunting. Eileen spent a 30 year career in transportation starting as a bus driver. She attended the CHP academy and graduated as a certified instructor. She worker her way up into upper management in the public transit system. Eileen took a 2 year working vacation driving big rigs across the United States and Canada with her husband Jerry and then resumed her management position in transportation. She's up in heaven managing transportation in the heavenly city may God bless her soul. Please sign the guest book at



Elda Catherine Chapman

ELDA CATHERINE CHAPMAN JUL 8, 1923 - AUG 23, 2010 Our sweet mother passed peacefully from this life on Monday, August 23, 2010 at home in Roseville, CA. The only child of Natale and Rena Marello, Elda spent most of her youth in El Cerrito, CA where she excelled in school loving her English, French and Latin classes and acapella choir where her vocal gift found audience. Prior to WWII, Elda attended business college in Berkeley, CA. The onset of WWII brought a great sense of duty to the country. After a relentless pursuit by her grade school sweetheart, John (Jack) Chapman, the two were married. John enlisted for active duty in the US. Navy and Elda reported as a working volunteer for the American Red Cross; both were Stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina before their final wartime home of New Orleans, LA. After returning from active duty, John and Elda took up residence in Oakdale, CA where they worked on the Chapman family ranch and began raising their family. In 1952 the couple and their son, John Jr. moved to Modesto where they resided for 52 years. Not only was Elda a loving wife and devoted mother to her three children, she was a pioneer in the field of X-Ray and forged the way for the working woman. Elda was one of the first women to earn her certification from the State of California in the field of Radiologic Technology. Her tenure in the field spanned over 35 years as an X-Ray Technician at Scenic General Hospital in Modesto, CA. After retiring, she continued her health services as she traveled the central valley providing industrial workers the convenient and affordable opportunity of breast cancer mammography. Her life-long service to others is a testament to her commitment to making a difference by caring for others. E1da was a member of Native Daughters, American Radiology Society, and the Swiss Club of Modesto. Elda will be lovingly remembered by her family and all those who called her a friend as her home knew no stranger. Those who knew her warm and loving nature, will fondly remember her kitchen filled with foods representative of her Italian heritage and treats from her garden. Food, music and good times were always in abundance at the Chapman home. Elda is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, John (Jack) Franklin Chapman. She is survived by her three children, Dr. John Chapman, Jr. (Barbara) of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Jonelle Hooper, of Lincoln, California; and Jonette de Camp (Scott) of Modesto, California; three grandchildren, Paul Hooper (Mayura) of New York, NY; Jennifer Meyer (Garrett) of Gridley, CA; Tyler de Camp of San Diego, CA; three great grandchildren; and her unofficial son and personal hero, Mr. Michael Fleshman (Judy) of Carmichael, CA. Our mom's radient smile, unmistakable laugh, and enormous love for her family and friends will live on in our hearts forever. A private family service honoring Elda's life will be held in November on the waters of the San Francisco Bay. In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial donation to the or to a non-profit service organization of your choice.



Elizabeth Louise Ranous

Elizabeth Louise "Betty Lou" Ranous, 82, passed away on September 28, 2010. Betty Lou was born to Raymond and Louise Nottke in Los Angeles, Calif. in 1927. She married William "Bill" Ranous in La Canada, Calif. on September 8, 1946, and had two children, Richard and Susan. They lived in Glendale, Calif. until 1989, when they moved to Palm Desert, Calif. to spend their retirement years on the golf course. Betty Lou enjoyed golfing, sewing, and her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was an active member in the Christian Science Church in Palm Desert, the Rancho Mirage Women's Club, and the Philanthropic Educational Organization. Betty Lou was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 60 years. Survivors include her two children, Rick (Audra) Ranous and Susan (Alan) Brubaker; five grandchildren, Jennifer (Billy), Daniel (Shanna), Alison, Kaitlin and Kyle; and two great grandchildren, Kailyn and Kirianne.



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.



Elsie Watson

Elsie Watson 1930 - 2010 Elsie Watson, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away October 13, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. She was 79. Elsie, one of four children, was born in Clemenceau, Arizona on November 8th, 1930 to Frank and Stella Henning. She was a direct descendant of one of the first pioneer families to inhabit the Arizona territory and took great pride in her family's history. The family moved to Redding during the Second World War. Elsie graduated from Shasta High School in 1948. Shortly after, she married William Tullis. Their union produced two children, Lyle and Donna. On February 1st, 1958, Elsie married Don Watson, a fellow Shasta High grad. Don passed away in 2001. During their 45 years marriage they had four children, Brad, Greg, Carrie and Frank. Her family was the center and joy of her life. The frequent camping and hunting trips taken by her family and all the years spent living at Viola were cherished memories to the very end. Elsie was preceded in passing by her husband, Don, sisters Helen Comer and Ruth Markwick. She is survived by her brother and sister in-law Jim and Carolyn Henning of Viola, CA, son and daughter in-law Lyle and Jeannie Tullis of Redding, daughter Donna Bowie of Mesa, AZ., son Brad Watson of Bend, OR, son Gregory Watson of Lake Shastina, CA, daughter and son in-law Carrie and Norman Powers of Elk Grove, CA and son and daughter in-law Frank and Kelly Watson of Folsom, CA. She also had the joy of eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Services are pending. Please sign the guestbook at




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Erna Steinitz

Erna Steinitz, age 95, a long-time Danbury resident, died on October 14th at Danbury Hospital, after a short illness. Born Erna Ernestine Voigt in 1915 in Berlin, Germany, she was the wife of the late Kurt Steinitz, also of Berlin. After emigrating to the U.S., the Steinitz family came to Danbury in 1949. A trained bookkeeper, Erna worked for a time after arriving in Danbury at Hamilton Press and as a drill press operator for Danbury-Knudsen. She subsequently worked for many years at Kay-Ess, Inc., the family's screen printing and manufacturing business, located first on North Street and later in the converted Empress Theater building on Main Street. Her commitment to community service included work as a Red Cross volunteer, and she led the Hayestown Avenue School PTO in initiating the city's first Teacher Appreciation Day in 1959. Her many other activities included singing in the Danbury Community Choir and participating in the Universalist Society's Great Books Discussion Group. Later in life she pursued adult education classes in calligraphy and signing (American sign language). She was prodigious in needlecraft, and taught many to knit and crochet. Erna had a great gift for multi-generational friendships and kept up a huge correspondence that diminished only somewhat in her later years. She always had a special place in her heart for children, and a strongly engaged interest in and sympathetic understanding of the lives of everyone she encountered. She was predeceased earlier this year by her beloved little sister, Herta Voigt of Berlin. She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Gloria Montgomery, and Joe Montgomery of Washington, D.C.; her son, Michael Steinitz, and Pamela Hartford, and their daughter, Alice Harty, of Salem, Mass.; and her granddaughter, Wren Montgomery of London, England. Erna's family extends its thanks and gratitude to the many caregivers and organizations who helped her to remain happily active and independent in her home. Donations in her memory may be made to the Danbury Visiting Nurse Association, 4 Liberty St, Danbury, CT 06810. The family welcomes any who wish to hear and share memories of Erna to visit the Steinitz residence at 7 Kingswood Rd, Danbury, on Saturday, October 23, from 2 to 6 p.m.



Estefana S. Gomez

Estefana S. Gomez December 25, 1919 - October 12, 2010 Estefana S. Gomez died peacefully in her home October 12, 2010 with her daughter and three sons present. At the age of 90, two months shy of her Christmas birthday, she leaves behind her loved ones with wonderful memories. She spent her life as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be missed by all those who were blessed to have been part of her life. She is preceded in death by her husband, of 48 years Nicolas B. Gomez; grandsons, Ruben Marichalar Jr. and Michael Dominic Gomez; and sister, Elida Garza. She is survived by her daughter, Sarah Marichalar; sons, Nick, Benny and Joseph Gomez and families; and sister, Katie Celedon of Del Rio, TX. Estefana, Grandma Fanie, was able to share in the joy of the births, birthdays and weddings of her numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. A family viewing of Estefana, who captured the looks and hearts of all she met will be Sunday, Oct. 17, from 2-5 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 3-8 p.m., at Greenlawn Chapel, River Blvd. A Rosary will be recited at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Mass on Wednesday, October 20, at St. Joseph's Church, 1515 Baker Street. Rev. Miguel Flores will officiate. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery (River Blvd.). The family would like to thank Dr. Maria Garcia, Odyssey Hospice, and all those who cared for her.



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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.



Evelyn June Brock

Evelyn June Brock 77, of Live Oak, passed away October 11, 2010 in Douglas, Wyoming. She was born in Cassville, MO on June 6, 1933. Survivors include her husband, Eugene Brock of Live Oak, son Steven Brock of Live Oak, 2 daughters, Pam Kirvy and Kim Flores, of Yuba City, sister, Merl Benning of Cheyenne Wyoming, 9 grand children and 8 great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Daniel Brock. A Memorial service will be held at the home of Eugene Brock, 1809 Archer Ave. Live Oak, on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 2pm. Send Condolences to




CUMMINS, FLORENCE L. Sept. 19, 1922 to Oct. 12, 2010 Flo passed away quietly at home, with her family at her bedside. She is survived by two daughters Sherry Walker and Peggy Checchi, one granddaughter and two great-grandsons. She moved to the San Diego area at an early age from South Dakota. A proud graduate of Hoover High School, she married her childhood sweetheart, Paul Q. Cummins, 68 years ago. She worked at Fed Co as an office manager for ten years, then left to do volunteer work, the Home of Guiding Hands being closest to her heart. She will be missed by all who knew her and loved her. Graveside services will be held at El Cajon Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. on October 22, 2010.




ROMLEY, FRANCES MARIE Dec. 30, 1927 to October 4, 2010 Beloved wife, mother and grandmother. Predeceased by her husband, Richard (Dick) Romley. Survived by her children, Maura, Rick, Bob and Caryn and 10 grandchildren. She was devoted to her family and friends. Service on Friday, October 22, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Martin's Tour, 7710 El Cajon Blvd., La Mesa. In lieu of flowers, send donations to Wounded Warrior Project 7020 AC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256.




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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.



Florence L. Mumford

Florence Leis Mumford. aged 83, died in Roanoke, Va. on October 13, 2010 after a short illness. She was born on July 13, 1927 in Plainfield, N.J., the daughter of the late John and Minnie Hilken Leis. She graduated in 1944 from Metuchen, N.J. High School and the Muhlenberg Hospital School of Nursing. She also attended Trenton (N.J.) State College. Mrs. Mumford worked as a registered nurse for many years in New Jersey. In 1970, she and her family moved to Ridgefield. She was employed at Danbury Hospital as Infection Surveillance Officer from 1973 until 1993, when she retired. After retirement, Mrs. Mumford served two years as a driver for F.I.S.H., was a volunteer R.N. at the Danbury Americares Clinic, and a volunteer R.N. for the Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association. She belonged to the New England Historic Genealogical Society, as well as, the Rhode Island Genealogical Society. Mrs. Mumford was a member of St. Elizabeth Seton Church in Ridgefield. She is survived by her daughter, Joanne McGowan (Daniel) of Bent Mountain, Va.; her son, Christopher Mumford (Marlene) of New Milford; and grandson, Adam Mumford of Highland Park, N.J.; also her twin sister, Joan Leis of Metuchen, N.J., and sister, Claire Duigon of Toms River, N.J. She was predeceased by sisters, Gertrude Leis, Mildred Leis and Sister Marie Regina Leis O.S.F. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 520 Ridgebury Rd. Ridge-field, CT 06877. Calling hours will be held in the Hull Funeral Home, 60 Division St., Danbury, Wednesday afternoon, October 20, 2010, from 4 to 6. Burial will be private. Information and online condolences can be found at



Frances W. Clausell

Frances W. Clausell was born on March 12, 1931 in Newport News, Va. She passed away on Saturday, Oct. 9. A viewing will be held on Sunday, Oct. 17, from 12 to 5 p.m. at Fouche's Funeral Home, 366 Telegraph Ave. in Oakland. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, 185 Chandler Street Vacaville, Calif., 95688. Interment will follow at Rolling Hills, 4100 Hilltop Road, Richmond, Calif., 94803., Frances is survived by her four children, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.,



Frank Brought

Frank Brought, age 78, beloved husband of Pat, passed away on October 13 surrounded by his family at home. Born on February 27, 1932 in Marlboro, N.Y. to Bertha (Van Leuven) and Elias Brought, he was the youngest of their 11 children. He served in Germany with the Army 1st Division from 1952 to 1955 during the, . An accomplished steel guitar player, Frank owned Candlewood Music in Brookfield. He taught guitar lessons to many local residents and their children. He played with his band "Frank Brock and the Countrypolitans" at many local venues, and also performed at the Danbury State Fair as a featured musician. The sounds of his talent will be greatly missed by all who knew him. After his store closed, he worked for Baldwin Co., selling musical instruments throughout the Northeast. He also worked at Amphenol in Danbury and Fairfield Hills Hospital in Newtown. Frank was a proud veteran, and joined, Post 10201 in Brookfield. He rose through the ranks beginning as Post Commander 1988 to 1995, eventually achieving the rank of VFW State Commander of Connecticut in 1998 to 1999. One of his proudest moments was the dedication of the memorial statue at Williams Park. It was his vision to begin fundraising efforts to build this lasting tribute to those that serve our country. He was a member of New Milford VFW Post 1672 in recent years. Predeceased by his first wife, Ann and son, William, he is survived by his wife, Patricia (Merritt Swift) Brought; his daughters, Sandra Brink of Danbury, Sheri Brought of New Milford, Ruth May of Budd Lake, N.J.; and granddaughter, Amanda Brink. He is also survived by Patricia's children, Jeff Swift of New Milford, Allyson Farrell and husband, Peter of Litchfield, Aaron Swift and Susan Getchell of New Milford; grandchildren, David Murray (currently serving in Iraq), Collin Farrell, Kaylee Farrell and Kyla Farrell; and his one surviving brother, Robert Brought Sr., his wife, Doris of Danbury; and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frank's memory to St. Paul's Church, 174 Whisconier Road, Brookfield, CT 06804 or Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut, 405 Main Street, Danbury CT 06810. A memorial service will be held at St. Paul 's Church on Thursday, October 21st at 10 a.m. with a gathering in the Parish Hall immediately following. Cremains will be interred during the service at the Memorial Garden Wall behind St. Paul 's. To light a candle of hope and remembrance please visit our website



Frank Ceres

Frank Ceres, 31, of Old Station died Friday at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro (547-4444).



Frank Elijah Martinez

FRANK ELIJAH MARTINEZ MAR 31, 1994 - OCT 10, 2010 Our beloved Frankie went to Heaven on October 10, 2010. He was born in Modesto, CA. Some of his happiest times were with grandpa Ernie and grandma Victoria Jimenez. He loved being with his loving cousins, friends, family, and Ernie and Melissa Jimenez. He loved the 49ers, the Chargers, and the Kings. He also enjoyed playing football and baseball. We will all miss him very much. Services will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Calvary Temple, 601 Coffee Rd., Modesto, CA. Burial to follow at the Ceres Cemetery, 1801 E. Whitmore Ave., Ceres, CA.



Frank L. Benedict

Benedict, Frank L., February 12, 1922 - October 3, 2010, Born in Graybull, WY., Frank served as Chief Warrant Officer in U.S. Marines, then as V.P. of Finance Associates and Assoc. Executive Dir. of Town Hall of Los Angeles before retiring. He met Pearl Foss in Santa Monica and they married on September 2nd, 1950. They had many happy years together until her death in 1995. Frank passed away peacefully in Newport Beach, Ca. He is survived by his beloved friend Ellyn May, his son Greg and Wife Cynthia, Grandchildren Melissa, Ryan, Lauren and her husband Mike Hamrock; and Great Grandchildren, Adrianna, Angel and Anessa. All who met him loved him and he will be greatly missed!, Services will be held at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana, Ca. on Thursday, October 21st at 9:30am.



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



Fritz W. Koerting

Fritz W. Koerting, age 85 of Ridgefield, passed away on October 3, 2010 following an extended illness. Mr. Koerting leaves his beloved wife of 57 years, Lola; daughter, Claudia of Gales Ferry; and son, Walter and daughter-in-law, Frances of Shelton; as well as his four cherished grandchildren, Katrina, Daniel, Stephen and Austin. Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia on August 25th, 1925, he was the son of Dr. Walther and Hannah Koerting. He relocated to Munich, Germany in 1945. Mr. Koerting worked with the U.S. Forces in post-war Germany in various roles including press correspondent, interpreter and analyst. In 1954, Fritz and his wife came to the United States and settled in his Ridgefield in 1961. Mr. Koerting was an active member in the community. During his early days in the region, he was a member of the South Salem, N.Y. Fire Department reaching the rank of lieutenant. He was a charter member of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Ridgefield, having also served on the Church Council. For many years he was president of Treffpunkt 68, the regional German-American Club. Mr. Koerting was chairman of the Ridgefield Municipal Building Committee which oversaw a number of projects in Ridgefield including construction of the current Ridgefield Police Station, numerous school renovations and the development of the East Ridge athletic fields. He was employed with Perkin Elmer Corp. in Wilton for 17 years, where he held a number of positions. He then became president of Rodenstock USA in Danbury, a company globally recognized for innovative ophthalmic and eyeglass manufacturing, until his retirement in 1992. Mr. Koerting was a member of the Board of Directors of the Vision Council of America where he served as Board Vice President. He was also on the Board of Directors of the OMA: the Optical Industry Association. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 6th at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 6 Ivy Hill Road in Ridgefield, CT. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the caregivers from the VNA of Ridgefield who showed great compassion and care to Mr. Koerting during his extended illness. Contributions in Mr. Koerting's honor and memory can be made to the Ridgefield Visiting Nurses Association, 90 East Ridge,Ridgefield, CT 06877 (




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BIRD, GLENNA JEAN (MAY) Irvine, California - Glenna Jean Bird, (nee May), 84, of Irvine and Rancho Penasquitos, CA, and Rochester, MI, passed away May 24, 2010, at UC, Irvine, Med. Center, from complications of surgery. Born September 11, 1925, in Cairo, IL to Ermal Fern (Jordan) May and Earl C. May, Glenna Jean May attended school in Cairo and graduated from Rochester H.S., in 1943. She took college courses in writing and literature and earned a residential real estate license. On May 1, 1943, Glenna Jean May married Claude Marsh Bird of Rochester, MI, US Army-Air Corps aviation cadet and later a USAF Lt. Col. & Command Pilot who flew 5600 hours with 268 combat missions in, and Vietnam. Traveling extensively with the A.F., they lived in Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Alabama, Oklahoma, California, Hawaii, and in Germany, Pakistan, and Iran. Unable to work overseas, Glenna was a fabulous Mom, and she served as President of the Sembach AFB Wives Club while perfecting her bridge skills. To help finance her children's educations, Glenna was a real estate agent in O'Fallon, IL. From 2007 - 2010, Mrs. Bird resided at Regents Point, Irvine, CA where she enjoyed bridge, water aerobics, genealogy and volunteering in the library. She enjoyed attending films, concerts, and the ballet. In Nov. 2009 she toured Egypt for two weeks with her daughter, took a cruise on the Nile and a walking tour of Ramses VI tomb in Valley of the Kings. Glenna Jean Bird is survived by her two children Claudia Bird Schoonhoven, PhD and Ronald Frank Bird, JD, three grandsons, Scott Gerald Schoonhoven, Andrew Claude Bird, and Bryan Ronald Bird, and three great- grandchildren William Bryan and Alexander Justin Bird and Scarlett Grace Schoonhoven. An only child, she is survived by Claude's two sisters' children: Robert Tyler, James Tyler, Marilyn Ramin Jenkins, Sally Ramin Schultz, Charles Ramin, MD and Glenn Ramin. Glenna Jean May Bird was interred June 2, 2010, with her husband, Claude Marsh Bird, (1923-2006), at the Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, CA.



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 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



Gerald "Jerry" DeChaine

Of Kelseyville, passed away on September 13, 2010 at his home after a courageous battle with Cancer. Born in Lake Oswego, OR on February 4, 1940 to Bennett and Hazel DeChaine. Jerry was a Chemistry Instructor of 36 Years at Mendocino Community College. After retiring from a life of teaching, he was elected to the Board of Trustees for Mendocino Community College. He is survived by his wife, Sharon, three children and four grandchildren. Family and Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life, Sunday October 24, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Mendocino Lake Club House, 1500 Lake Mendocino Dr. in Ukiah.



Glen Adams

Glen Adams, 64, of Redding died Saturday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).



Glen Alan Rosander

Aug. 1, 1950- Oct. 12, 2010 Glen Rosander, beloved husband and father passed away on October 12, after a long and valiant battle with Multiple Sclerosis., Glen was a "Renaissance Man" blessed with many talents. He grew up in Denver, Colorado raised by his loving parents Lois and Judge. He was on his high school gymnastics' team, sang in school musicals, and was a talented artist often creating hand drawn family portraits for local families. He also apprenticed under renowned sculptor Edgar Britton, and worked on some of his pieces at the University of Colorado. At 19 he received a commission to do a sculpture of Mount Rushmore for a life insurance building in South Dakota. After completing the sculpture Glen took off for Southern California where he became a professional diver and took up skydiving. Glen returned to Colorado where he worked his way through the University of Colorado earning degrees in both Business and Environmental Design., He met his wife Judy while at college and was married in Chicago on the "Magnificent Mile." He serenaded both Judy and her parents at the wedding with such beautiful songs as "More" and "Sunrise Sunset." After a whirlwind honeymoon traveling to national parks, Lake Tahoe, and San Francisco, Glen and Judy moved out to Southern California where Glen began working as an architectural consultant., His two wonderful children Sonya and Bernard were born. MS began to take its toll and Glen became increasingly paralyzed. Undaunted by his situation, he continued to be active trying to help other people. He was instrumental in the founding of Summer Fun Day Camp for handicapped children in Ventura County, promoted the MS read-a-thon program by going into classrooms to talk to students about the importance of reading, and worked at Peach Hill School as a volunteer in his son's classroom., Glen continued to be a joyous person centered on the love of his family and his love of learning. He was a "happy warrior" who was admired for an against all odds positive attitude. His homemade Christmas cards brought joy and laughter while symbolizing the courage of a man who was defined by his character and not his circumstances. He will be sorely missed, but we all take comfort that he is whole again with God., The family would like to say a special thanks to Kenzie Griffin for his amazing friendship. Your calls and visits meant everything to Glen. Glen's wife Judy would also like to thank Bruce Zander for his friendship and visits to Glen and especially for introducing her to Glen back in beautiful Boulder. Dr. Li, Dr. Shanta, and many other dedicated doctors worked over the years to give Glen more time and are greatly appreciated., Glen's funeral will be Saturday, October 23, at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills in Burbank at 11 a.m. The service is graveside at the Lincoln Terrace.



Gloria Klee

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Gonzales, Hortencia

Sunday, October 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

Hortencia Gonzales Resident of Hayward July 21, 1940-Oct. 8, 2010 Hortencia "Tenchi" passed away Friday after a brave battle with aplastic anemia diagnosed in ..... 



Grace Ann Neff

Grace Ann Neff Grace Ann Neff, known to her friends as Annie or Annabelle, left this world on October 7, 2010 after a lengthy battle with an illness. She was born October 22, 1948 in South Carolina and lived out her life in the Lompoc Valley. She graduated from Lompoc High School and then obtained her degree in cosmetology from Allan Hancock College. Later in life she went on to earn her master's degree in education and teach at the Lompoc Unified School District for a number of years. Annie was a multi-faceted woman whose many interests helped her to make a multitude of friends throughout her life. She was preceded in death by her father Eldon Neff and mother Beatrice Neff. She is survived by her son Justin Neff, daughter- in-law Aimee Neff, grandson Dexter Neff, sister Sue Schuyler, brother-in-law Lester Schuyler, nephew Ron Schuyler, niece Kristin Schuyler and many friends who were as close as family who are too numerous to list here. A celebration of life will be held on October 23rd, 2010 at Big Bend Ranch at 12:00pm. The celebration will be a potluck/BYOB celebration. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Grace Ann Neff Memorial fund at any Rabobank location.



Gregory Harold Bullis

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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.




ANDERSON, HELEN E. May 16, 1916 to October 17, 2009 Mom, Nan, G.G. Our thoughts are of you daily and we miss you so very much. The phone rings, we still expect it to be you! Our hearts have sorrow but we know our Angel is now without discomfort, flying free with the other Angels that went before you. As always, your courage has inspired us all! Forever and ever our love will surround your memory. Debbi, Linda, grandchildren and great-grandchildren




COLOSIMO, HENRIETTA ALBERTINA SCHOON Henrietta Albertina Schoon Colosimo died peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She joins her husband David Colosimo, and her son David Colosimo II who predeceased her. Henrietta was born June 15, 1913 in Gary, Indiana. She was one of 9 children born to AJ and Wilhemina Schoon and the first in her family to go to college. She graduated from Carthage College in 1936. After college she was the activity director of the YMCA in Omaha, Nebraska. When the war started, Mama felt it was her duty to serve our country. Her sister Margaret was a nurse and joined the Army; Mama joined the Red Cross. After training she was sent to New Guinea, then to Brisbane and Toowomba in Australia. She was an aide to General Douglas "Dugout" MacArthur and also helped run R & R camps for the GI's in the Pacific Theater. She had been told that her sister Margaret had been sent to Europe. One evening in 1943, Mama was setting up a room in Brisbane, Australia for incoming GI's when someone shouted "Schoonie". She turned around and there was her sister Margaret coming in from the Philippines with a group of injured soldiers. And so it was that the Schoon sisters had an unexpected and blessed reunion. A reporter from the Chicago Tribune was at the camp and soon telegraphed the story to Chicago and on to Gary, Indiana where the Schoon sisters' parents joyfully received the news of their daughters' reunion and safety. After the war, Mama returned home to begin her teaching career. One evening her brother Jake took her to a Christian Endeavor meeting where a prominent accomplished tenor businessman from Gary was scheduled to sing. The pianist did not show up and Jake volunteered Mama to accompany the singer. Although Mama was a trained classical pianist, she was mortified but play she did and within a year, married her tenor, David Colosimo. After marriage Mama helped Daddy run David's Cleaners in Gary. Within the next few years they had four children. Since she was already home with her own children, Henrietta decided to tutor the "truant" kids from the neighborhood. Although those kids were forced by the courts to be there, soon Mama's compassion, acceptan-ce, humor and understanding converted them to go-od students and better people. When her youngest child was in school, Henrietta began her career as an English and physical education teacher at Calumet Junior High School. She was a loved and respected teacher by both the students and the staff. One of Mama's former students still writes to her. Eventually David's Cleaners closed and Mama retired from teaching. The children had scattered to Phoenix, Hawaii, San Diego and Pittsburgh and mama and daddy loved to travel to visit them. Mama and Daddy spent much of their time in San Diego with their eldest daughter, Jessica, whose home became the base for all of the Colosimos. Henrietta was shocked and saddened at the sudden passing of her beloved husband, David, six weeks after a cancer diagnosis. Six months later her beloved son, David II died after a lengthy battle with a brain tumor. With faith and grace, Mama continued on. In 1992 she permanently moved to San Diego to live with Jessica and her husband Case. She immediately volunteered her time at Alice Birney Elementary School in the third grade classroom of Margaret Ohl, a beloved teacher now retired, and Margie Ohl and Mama continued to remain close friends. Mama also became a member of First Presbyterian Church in San Diego and was secretary for the Golden Hours, a senior group. There she met Blaine and Mildred Marksbury and they became close friends and attended many church functions together. Mama also became quite an active member of the University Heights Community Association with her daughters and Case. She enjoyed the summer concerts at Trolley Barn Park where they sold University Heights merchandise. She was a pleasant sight in the neighborhood always wearing a large pretty hat and a great smile. Henrietta's death leaves a huge void in our lives and hearts. Mama taught us pride, respect, honor, faith and showed us unconditional love. We are grateful for every day of her 97 years. She was always amazing grace. Henrietta is survived by daughters Jessica (Case Iest), Jennifer ( Robert Belzer), Jay (Karen) daughter-in-law Lorraine Perez, brother Milt Schoon (Margie), sister-in-law Anne Schoon, seven grandchildren, David III, Jessica, Santino, Prince, Giovanna, Jake and Jessie Kate and nine great-grandchildren, the Elmer Herndon family, and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends. The family thanks her loving devoted caregivers, Lucy, Nela, Norma, Flavia and Carmela, San Diego Hospice, Dr. Dominick Addario and Dr. Bob Smith for their dedicated care of Mama. We will miss her more than we yet know. A memorial service will be held on October 23, 2010 at First Presbyterian Church, 320 Date Street, in San Diego at 12 p.m. Burial will be in Gary, Indiana. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to The American Red Cross, 3950 Calle Fortunada, San Diego 92123, or the Women's Council on Mental Health, 8910 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego 92123.




Herman Joseph Fuetsch July 6, 1918~Sep 29, 2010 The Fuetsch Boys, their Mother Gayle and Family invite you to a "Celebration of Herman's Life". Please join us with family, friends and colleagues to recognize his achievements in sports, the construction industry and his involvement with the local community. Come share with us a special afternoon with family and friends the memory of Herm. The gathering will be at Westminster Presbyterian Church at 240 Tiburon Boulevard in Tiburon, California on Wednesday October 20th at 4:00 P.M. Reception immediately to follow. In lieu of flowers donations may sent to Senior Access, 70 Skyview Terrace, San Rafael, CA 94903 or made online at The "Celebration of Life" precedes a memorial service at St. Patrick's Church on Friday October 22.




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Haruko Kumagai

Haruko Kumagai Passed away peacefully on September 27, 2010. She was 95 years old and a long time resident of San Francisco. Predeceased by her husband James Yoshitaka and her daughter Hisako, she is survived by four children Tetsuo (Doreen), Tadao (Stella), Carol and Susan; four grandchildren (Joel, Jayme, Melissa and Justin); four great-grandchildren (Kalani, Natalie, Ava and Camila); and her sister Hiroko Kakiuchi. She will be greatly missed by family and friends, but her spirit will live on in all of those whose lives she touched. A private service was held on October 2, 2010. The Reverend Joanne Tolosa of Konko Church of San Francisco officiated.



Haynes, Bryan A.

Sunday, October 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

Bryan A. Haynes July 30, 1986 - October 8, 2010 Resident of Santa Clara Entered into rest on October 8, 2010 at the age ..... 



Helen Markovitz

HELEN JOSEPHINE MARKOVITZ Age 82, of Hemet, CA, went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 11, 2010, with her family by her side. Helen was born on March 18, 1928 in North Tonawanda, New York. She was the daughter of the late John and Agnes Kaczor. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Charles Markovitz. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, David (Cheryl) Markovitz and two daughters, Susan (Gary) Klingelsmith and Karen (Mark) Hanna, all of Orange, CA; seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Her whole life was devoted to her family. She had a great love and dedication and joyful pride in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be missed dearly. Arrangements are being handled by Miller-Jones Mortuary & Crematory, 1501 W. Florida Avenue, Hemet, CA. A Memorial Mass will be officiated on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 8:15am at Holy Family Cathedral located at 566 S. Glassell St., Orange, CA 92866. Graveside Service to follow at 12:15pm at Riverside National Cemetery, Staging Area #2.



Helen West

Helen Elizabeth Wade West, Resident of San Jose, Passed Oct. 9. Funeral Tues. Oct. 19, 11am at Jones Mortuary, East Palo Alto, CA.



Henne, Clifford L.

Sunday, October 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

Clifford L. Henne, 84 ESCONDIDO -- Clifford Henne passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2010. He was born May 26, 1929 in Greenville, South Carolina, ..... 



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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Herbert Bromberg

Bromberg, Herbert, July 24, 1927 - October 11, 2010, He will be missed by his loving wife Ruth of 60-years, daughter Debbie Levin Fogel & husband Mark, grandson Asher Levin, granddaughter Alexx Monkarsh, grandson inlaw Josh Monkarsh & great-granddaughter baby Stella... and all of his dear friends. He will stay in our hearts forever.



Herbert Davis

HERBERT FRANK DAVIS 78, of Corona, California, died October 13, 2010 in Corona, CA. Surviving is his Wife, Gloria M. Davis of Corona, CA, Daughter, Jennifer Davis of Corona, CA, Sons, Eddie Escamilla of Oxnard, CA, Jeff Davis of ND, Sister, Florence Holly of Rancho Cordova, CA, 8 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren Friends & Family are invite to a viewing on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Thomas Miller Mortuary. A Funeral Services will be held at Thomas Miller Mortuary on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow Service in the Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd.,Riverside, CA 92518, staging area # 2. Arrangements Entrusted To: FD66-(951) 737-3244 To sign the online guest book, go to



Hiroyuki KAJIKI

KAJIKI, Hiroyuki (78) passed away on September 28. He is survived by his loving wife, Dottie Kajiki; son, Gil Kajiki; daughter, Shelly (Jim) Biscailuz; granddaughter, Jennifer Kajiki; grandson, Matthew Biscailuz; brother, Masaji (Ofelia) Kajiki; sisters, Chizuko Morita and Satsuki (John) Rivera; also many nieces, nephews and other relatives. A private service was held on Saturday, October 16 at Fukui Mortuary "Chapel in the Garden" with Rimban Hiroshi Abiko of Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple officiating., (213) 626-0441



Hollis Logue Jr.

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Honofre Mendoza

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Horry, Scott Everest

Sunday, October 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

Scott Everest Horry 1958 - 2010 Resident of Union City Beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew and cousin. ..... 




COBB, IRA REYNOLDS Jan. 31, 1931 to Oct. 5, 2010 Ira "The One Man Band" Cobb passed away Tuesday, October 5th, at his home in Chula Vista surrounded by loved ones. He had been battling cancer for 14 months. He was retired from the Spring Valley Fire Department. He leaves behind his wife Lois, four daughters, four sons, 14 grandkids, 12 great-grandkids. His Memorial will be October 23, 2010, 2 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 790 Rancho Del Rey Parkway, Chula Vista, CA 91910.




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January 10, 1923 - October 14, 2010 Beloved husband, father, and grandfather, giving friend, decorated serviceman and "master" watchmaker. Jack Herman was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He was a 




MULVANEY, JAMES F. Jim Mulvaney, loving husband, father, grandfather, friend, community leader and philanthropist, passed away at home with his family at his side on Sunday, October 10, 2010. He was 87. Jim was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1922. He graduated from Loyola University with a BS degree in finance in 1942. As a naval officer during, , he commanded the destroyer escort USS Kyne. After not seeing each other for 2½ years due to the war, Jim married his longtime sweetheart Ruth in December 1945. He earned his law degree from Loyola in 1948, and became a member of the Illinois bar. He also served during the, for the, JAG Corps as a Commander. In 1955, Jim and Ruth moved their growing family to San Diego, CA. In California, Jim started working professionally for banker and businessman C. Arnholt Smith at Westgate Corporation. He started as Treasurer at National Steel and Shipbuilding and went on to serve as president of the Pacific Coast League's San Diego Padres from 1955 to 1968. He later served as vice president and general counsel of the San Diego Padres National League Team. He played a prominent role in Major League Baseball coming to San Diego in 1969, and also in securing Ray Kroc's involvement with the team later on. Jim worked as an attorney and senior partner at Mulvaney, Kahan & Barry from 1973-2010. Jim served as Chairman of the Board and CEO of Chela Financial Group from 1983- 2003. During this period, Chela provided several billion dollars of funding for California college students. When it comes to charitable and civic contributions, the list includes, but is not limited to: Chairman, Mingei International Museum, 2000-2004, Co-Chairman, San Diego Organizing Project, 1983-Present, United Way of San Diego County - Chairman, Board of Directors, 1976-1978, United Way of California- Chairman, 1988-1991, United Way of America - Chairman, Western Region, 1984-1993, United Way International - Chairman, 1991-1994, Mercy Hospital Foundation - Chairman, 1989-1991, Old Globe Rebuilding Campaign - Chairman 1978-1982, Director, World SHARE, Inc., 1986-1994, St. Vincent de Paul- Charter Chairman, Executive Committee; 1984-1989, President, LEAD-San Diego, Inc., 1985-1986, National Conference of Christians & Jews, Inc. -National Board of Trustees, 1965-1970,, , San Diego, President; 1966-1967; Mr. San Diego 1991. Jim Mulvaney is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ruth; daughter Melinda McCabe of San Diego; sons Tom of Lafayette, Calif., Bob of San Luis Obispo, Larry of Fallbrook, Jim, Jr. of San Diego, David of San Diego, and Brian of San Diego; brother Lawrence of Naples, Fla.; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please send any contribution to St. Vincent De Paul Villages, 3350 E St., San Diego, CA, 92102, and/or The United Way, 4699 Murphy Canyon Rd., San Diego, CA 92122.




BARTHEL, JAMES ROBERT Born July 25, 1933 Died October 13, 2010 Jim Barthel died October 13 at the age of 77. Jim passed away peacefully in his home in Pacific Beach, where he lived for 40 years. Jim was born July 25, 1933, in Evansville, Ind., the first son of Anna Froehlich Barthel and Raymond George Barthel. Jim grew up in Evansville where he graduated from Reitz Memorial High School in 1951. Jim often told stories about his childhood and his love of making model airplanes and cars. Many of the tales Jim recounted were about the cast of characters he and his brother and sister invented to describe the people who inhabited their neighborhood. The stories they created stayed with Jim even into his last days, and the mention of "Jackie Crabox" always got a smile. Jim spent his first year as an undergrad at Saint Edwards University in Texas. He opted to complete his studies at, and received his bachelors, masters and doctorate from Purdue. The first week of June in 1960 was an eventful one for Jim. During that week, he received his Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering, married the love of his life Mary Garvey in Hammond, Indiana (they had met at Purdue), moved to San Diego, California and began working as an engineer at Convair, which later became General Dynamics. Jim also taught briefly at the University of California at San Diego. Mary and Jim loved living in sunny San Diego and as newlyweds, settled in various apartments in and around the Pacific Beach area. They quickly accumulated a variety close friends many of whom were also transplants from the Midwest and worked for General Dynamics, a major employer at that time. Jim enjoyed those years enormously and maintained the friendships he made throughout his life. In July of 1965, Jim and Mary welcomed their daughter, Katie. Shortly after that, the family moved to Santa Barbara, CA, where they enjoyed many visits from relatives and friends from Indiana. In December of 1967, they were blessed with their son Kevin and returned to San Diego and settled in the house on Edgeworth Road. Working on the yard and watching it transform from a dirt lot into a showpiece was one of his greatest pleasures. When it came to environmental issues, Jim was ahead of his time. He chose plants that were native to San Diego or thrived in dry climates. He was intrigued by the distinction of the Torrey Pine, the rarest native plant in the U.S.; the tree he planted forty years ago thrives today without irrigation. Jim loved his work as a physicist at S-Cubed where he made enduring friendships with many fellow scientists. Throughout his 40-year career, he was highly respected in his field and made lasting contributions to the physics community through his published works. Jim was deeply patriotic, and his abiding love for America was reflected in his diligent work on sensitive national-defense consulting projects, an effort that continued until his final illness. Jim loved sports both active and passive. He was an avid fan of the San Diego Chargers and Padres. He played tennis, enjoyed running and hiking. Jim was an excellent bridge player; and he and Mary played in several bridge clubs. They entertained frequently and loved to travel. Jim was a devout Catholic and he and his late wife practiced their faith throughout their lives. His faith was a source of comfort when Mary passed away in April of 1999. Jim is survived by his daughter Katie (Gary), son Kevin (Mary), three grandchildren; brother Michael (Martha) of Florida and sister Carole of Maryland; and many lifelong friends and relatives. A celebration of Jim's life will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 10 a.m. El Camino Memorial Park & Mortuary Sorrento Valley Chapel 5600 Carroll Canyon Road San Diego, CA 92121 Phone (858) 453-2121 The Barthel family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the people who cared for Jim so lovingly during his illness. Cindy Webb, in particular, and all the other special women (angels on earth) who showed Jim such compassionate care. We would also like to thank the people of San Diego Hospice without whom Jim could not have spent the sunset of his life in such comfort and peace. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim's name to San Diego Hospice at (619) 667-1900.




GILBERTSON, JOHN E. CDR, USN (RET.) CDR John E. Gilbertson, USN (ret.) passed away on October 10, having endured for several years with COPD. John, along with his twin sister, Joan, was born on May 21, 1929, in Sioux Falls, SD, to Prof. George and Edna Gilbertson. His father was VP and Business Manager and his mother formerly Dean of Women at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, where John attended prior to entering in 1949 for a 28 year career as a US Naval Officer and aviator. John spent 20 years on sea duty and in overseas assignments. He served in Squadrons and aircraft carriers in the Pacific, and on Flag staffs in Korea, Hawaii, Norway, and Germany. He received his B.A. at US Naval Postgraduate School, his M.B.A. at National University, and was the executive officer of Naval Air Facility, Monterey, CA. Since his retirement from the Navy in 1977, he was employed briefly by SAIC and later worked in real estate until full retirement in 1991. Through retirement, he pursued his passions-golfing, cooking, and fishing. In 1950, he married Ruth Thomson, his high school sweetheart. They had one daughter, Kari Theis before separating. In 1973, while stationed in Stuttgart, Germany, he married Renate Freitag of Meckenbeuren, Germany. They moved to San Diego in 1976 and had two children, Nicole and Marc. He is survived by his wife; his children and their spouses, Nicole Sprong and John Thompson; his younger sister, Edna Grace Ode; and his five grandchildren, Jake, Gunnar, Sidney, Madeline and Abigail. John's generous spirit and gentle demeanor will be missed by his family and friends. Family was the center of his life, and he consistently shared his values of integrity, intellectual curiosity, and loyalty with his children and grandchildren.




John Giuliani Mill Valley Artist Born February 6, 1909 in San Francisco, John passed away October 1, 2010 in San Rafael, CA. He had been a happy resident of The Redwoods Retirement Center, since 1998. John is survived by his daughter, Claudia Giuliani of Mill Valley, and his younger sister, Vivian d'Antonio of South San Francisco. He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years Gertrude. Friends and relatives are invited to a Memorial Service at 2:00 PM on Sunday, November 7, in the Redwoods Auditoriun, 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley.




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MONIZ, JOSE SOARES July 4, 1915 to October 12, 2010 Jose Soares Moniz was born on July 4, 1915 in Santa Cruz Das Ribeiras, Pica, Azores, Portugal. He passed away on October 12, 2010 in San Diego, California surrounded by his loving family. Jose was only 12 years old when he started working at sea as a whaler fisherman. He also worked on a boat that traveled between the islands of Portugal. Jose and Analia moved to the San Diego Tuna Fishing Community in Point Loma in 1951. He worked in the tuna fishing industry until his retirement in 1981. After retirement, Joe and Analia traveled back to Portugal numerous times and visited many European countries. His greatest love and pleasure was spending time with his family and practicing his faith in God through prayer. He also had a passion for watching his favorite soccer team, Futobol Club Porto. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 68 years, Analia Noemia. Jose is survived by his son Joseph and daughter Lena McDowell, seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several other relatives and friends. As the patriarch of our family, he will be truly missed. The Rosary and Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Cross Chapel on Monday, October 18, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. with interment following services.




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Jack Alexander

Jack R. Alexander Passed away peacefully on October 14, 2010 in Roseville, CA at the age of 83, surrounded by his loving family. A man of great integrity & strength, he was a member of the Catholic Church and enjoyed golfing, card games, and spending time with family & friends. He always loved to entertain and tell a good story. He will be missed greatly by his loving family and everyone who knew him. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Helen and his children, Kristine Orton (Collins), Kathleen Tsikounas (Kostas), John Alexander (Melba), Jeff Alexander (Rosa), Karen Alexander (Enrique), and Jacquelyn Alexander (Douglas), his sister, Rosemary Costello (Harold), his seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00am on Friday, October 22, 2010 at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 4450 Granite Dr., Rocklin, CA. The rosary will be on Thursday, October 21, 2010, starting at 6pm, at Cochrane's Chapel of Roses, 103 Lincoln Street, Roseville, CA.



Jack Draper

Jack Draper, 91, of Palo Cedro died Saturday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro (547-4444). 



Jack Roseburrough

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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

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James Nevitt

James A. Nevitt, Resident of Oakland, Oakland glass artist, died suddenly on October 9th, 2010 at age 61. Born in Los Angeles, Jim grew up in Milpitas with his twin Tony, now deceased, and his siblings JoDee and Rick. A natural athlete, he was a star swimmer and fierce competitor in water polo at Samuel Ayer High School, and studied art at San Jose City College. Jim was an accomplished stained glass artist in the 1970s and then worked as a manufacturing manager in several Silicon Valley companies, and in desktop publishing in San Jose and Santa Cruz before returning to his passion for making art eight years ago. His fused glass studio was located first in Aptos, and then Berkeley and Oakland. Jim was an active member of artist associations and was represented in galleries, online and at tradeshows., He is survived by the loves of his life, his wife Katie and his daughter Lisa of Campbell. He will be missed by his grandson Zachary and Zach's parents Jessica and Michael along with extended family members, friends and colleagues., There will be a "Celebration of Life" dinner event on October 24th at Mariani's of Santa Clara in lieu of a funeral.



Jamie Burgett

Jamie S Burgett, 11/13/54 10/23/2000, A son, a brother, an uncle, a friend. A person whose love we'd always depend. A definite void in this everyday life. Together again with mother and wife. Where angels sing and God is great. A different life here we've had to create. Ten years later the void is still deep. So thankful for the memories you gave us to keep. It wasn't easy but we've found our way. With you in our hearts each and every day!, We love and miss you!



Jane Louise Anderson

Jane Louise Anderson passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, with her loving family by her side in San Jose, Calif. She was born in August 1921 in San Francisco, Calif. She attended San Francisco State University and Heald Business College. She worked for the U.S. Department of the Navy during World War II, where she met the love of her life, Richard Anderson - they were married for 60 years. Jane and Dick moved to San Luis Obispo in 1947 when Dick accepted a position at Cal Poly. Jane loved living in San Luis and became very involved in life there as well as at Cal Poly. During her 62 years there she made many lifetime friends. We often said there were few people in town she didn''t know. She was active and volunteered in many areas including the Cal Poly Wives Club, International Students Organization, Mission Mothers Club, the Children''s Home Society and San Luis Dance Club. Her most important volunteer work was at the Old Mission Church. She was an active part of the Altar Society and was a Eucharistic Minister for several years. She also spent countless hours with the Cal Poly Newman Center as a Lady Ambassador. Jane is survived by sister-in-law, Edith B. Anderson; children Patty Dalton (Ken), Barbara Colyar (Bob) and Russ (Lois); seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, at Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church, 221 Daly Ave. in San Luis Obispo. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Dick Anderson Swimming Endowment, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0450, or Vitas Hospice, 39899 Balentine Dr. Suite 161, Newark, CA 94560 or



Janice McDermott

Janice Nadine McDermott, Resident of Ukiah, 73, passed away in the first few minutes of October 7th, 2010 after her long battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma., She was born to the late Eugene and Muriel King, January 21, 1937 in San Jose. Janice graduated from Lincoln High School, and received her BA in Psychology from San Jose State University. In 1957 she married Donald McDermott, and they lived together in San Jose before relocating to Ukiah in 1975. They just recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary., Janice was passionate about children and learning, and began substitute teaching in 1976. She headed her own preschool class at Yokayo Elementary School for 21 years, becoming Director of the program in 1993, and teaching more than 400 students before retiring in 2008. "Mrs. Mac" was always fondly recognized by both kids and parents everywhere she went in town., Janice is survived by her husband Don McDermott, son and wife John and Diane McDermott of San Jose, daughter and husband Danelle McDermott and Chris Legrand of San Francisco, and sister and husband Claudia and Don Braden of Tennessee. She is also survived by her two grandsons Bradford and Jarrod McDermott, and many extended family members and friends., In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Hospice of Ukiah, and children's organizations., The family will be arranging for a memorial service at a later date. For more information, contact Danelle McDermott at 415 407 2028, or Don McDermott at 707 462 2720., Eversole Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.



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Jean Ann Garrett

Jean Ann Garrett passed away on October 2, 2010 at home in Palm Desert, surrounded by her loving family. She always loved the view of the mountains from her condo and was able to remain at home to enjoy it until the very end. Jean was born to Donald Donovan and Donna Lane Donovan on January 1, 1933 in Independence, Iowa. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Des Moines in 1951. In 1953, Jean married John Timmins with whom she had four daughters. They divorced in 1959. After completing nursing school, Jean worked at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Jean and the girls later moved to California, where she met and married Bill Garrett and with him had a son. Jean worked at Desert Hospital as a pediatric nurse until 1977, when she began her 26 year career working for pediatrician, Dr. Alan Coit. It seemed that, over the years, wherever she went, including camping at Folsom Lake and on her retirement trip to Hawaii, she would run into families of patients that knew and loved her. She is survived by her loving companion of 20 years, Akbar Firouzabadi; her five children: Lani Krause (Bob), Theresa Timmins, Linda Yazzolino (David), Lori Gagnon (Del) and Peter Garrett (Mari); twelve grandchildren: Alex and Richie Krause, Nicole Babkow (Adam), Joey, Jessica, Tony and Dominic Yazzolino, Milan, Adam and Annabelle Gagnon, Gina Marotta (Alex), Jennifer Wong (Barry); and four great-grand-children: Amniel Babkow, baby Ember Babkow (due November 15th), Emily and Justin Wong. She is also survived by her brothers, Pat Donovan (Peg) and Jerry Donovan (Darlene); six nephews and nieces and a wonderful extended family in Iowa. Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Donald Donovan and Donna Wardell; step-father Harry Wardell and her sister, Mary-Lou Donovan. Our family would like to express our deepest appreciation to Jean's niece, Cris Fettig for all of the love, comfort and nursing assistance that she provided during Jean's final days. Additionally we would like to thank Family Hospice of the Desert for their care, compassion and support. An online photo gallery of Jeans life will be available at: inloving In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jean's name can be made to Coachella Valley Rescue Mission, Desert



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 . 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.



Jerry O'Dell

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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.



Joanie Taufenbach Haskell

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Joe F. Storment Sr.

Joe F. Storment, Sr., 81, passed away at home in Ventura on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 after a brief illness., He was born in Poteau, Okla., on June 9, 1929 to Ben and May Storment. He had been a resident of Ventura for 10 years coming from Fresno. Joe was a retired locomotive engineer for Southern Pacific Railroad. He was a graduate of Fresno State with a BA in liberal arts., He enjoyed collecting and restoring Model A Fords. He was lifetime member and Past Master of the Fresno Masonic Lodge No. 245 and a member and Past Master of the Ventura Masonic Lodge No. 214., He was preceded in death by his parents and six brothers and sisters. Joe is survived by his wife of 62 years, Helen; children, Patricia Madrigal and Joe Storment, Jr. and wife Kathy; grandchildren, David Madrigal and wife Michelle, Jennifer Brown and husband Michael, and Joe Storment III and wife Dsara and grandchildren, Cody and Samantha Brown, William Storment and Jordan and David Madrigal., The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20 at Charles Carroll Funeral Home, 15 Teloma Dr., Ventura, 642-8134. Interment will follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park. Donations may be made in memory of Joe F. Storment, Sr. to the First Christian Church, 38 Teloma Dr., Ventura, CA 93003.



Joe Shumate

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Joe Tony (Blackie) Velasquez Jr.

Our beloved son, father, brother, uncle and friend. Tony woke up to a new life free of pain and suffering on Thursday Oct. 7, 2010, surrounded by family. He was born Sept. 11, 1959 and had been a lifetime resident of Ventura County., He leaves to cherish wonderful memories, his mother Remigia (Mickey) Lopez, daughters Sylvia (Boo-Boo Velasquez (Larry), Rachel Castro (Alex) all of Oxnard, Vivian Velasquez (Simon of Phoenix, his sons Tony Velasquez Jr. (Annie) of Phoenix, and Anthony Joseph Velasquez of Oxnard, his fiance Regina Lopez. Brothers, Inez Lopez (Rosa) of Arizona. Armondo Lopez of Indiana, Hector Lopez of Arizona, Jerry Lopez of San Diego, sisters Maria Acosta (Guillermo) of Oxnard, Sandy Rudzinski (Marty) of Camarillo. Four grandsons, granddaughters and numerous nephews and nieces and great-nephews and nieces., He enjoyed cruising, tattooing, and spending time at the beach with the family. He is preceded in death by his father Joe Velasquez and his nephew Ralph G. Aragon Jr. Our family has suffered a great loss Tony will forever be in our hearts., Our family wishes to extend a warm gracious thank you to the staff at Livingston Hospice, to his nurse Vicky, Jean and his social worker Michelle you are all awesome and we all love you!!, A memorial service will be held on October 16, 2010 at 4 -8 p.m. at Del Angel Conrad- Carroll located at 401 W. Channel Islands Blvd.




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John L. Gillotti

John L. Gillotti, age 73 of Coventry, R.I., previously of Danbury, beloved husband of Mary (Maigis) Gillotti, passed away in Warwick, R.I., on Saturday, October 16, 2010. John was born in Waterbury, son of the late Antonio and Mildred (Anderson) Gillotti. He was a graduate of Henry Abbott Technical School and had served in the Navy during the, . He was a member of the Danbury D.A.V. Association and the Danbury Polish Club and had worked for many years at the Barden Corporation, where he retired in 2002, as a HVAC Supervisor. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Linda Breen, of Gaylordsville; a son, Nicholas Gillotti of Fishkill, N.Y.; two brothers, Angelo Gillotti of Oxford and Frank Gillotti of Southbury; a sister, Mary Simon of Oakville; three grandchildren, Nicholas and Jake Gillotti and Sunshine Sauer, all of Bennington, Vt.; four great-grandchild-ren; Darin, Tyson and Zachary Sauer and Angelo Gillotti; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Robert and Victor Gillotti and sisters, Edith Pesillo and Adele Pratt. Friends may call in the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. A brief service will be held during the calling hours. Interment will take place at Wooster Cemetery on Wednesday morning at 11 a.m.



John Richard GRAYSMARK

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John Robert Paxton (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of John Robert Paxton October 14, 1935 - October 10, 2004 We said goodbye to John Robert "Bob" Paxton on October 10, 2004. Bob was the love of my life and a wonderful dad and grandpa. October 14th would have been his 75th birthday. Many would agree that there wasn't a nicer and more honest man, a better friend or more trusted neighbor than Bob. We all miss him every day. His loving wife, Yvonne



John Saint

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Jonelle Madsen

Jonelle Grace Madsen, Resident of Atherton, Passed away peacefully on October 8, 2010. Jonelle was born in Seattle, Washington in 1923 and moved to Los Angeles shortly thereafter. At the age of 14 while in high school Jonelle met the love of her life, Thor Madsen. Two years later they married and just a few weeks ago they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. A wonderful party with family members and dear friends was held to honor the loving and devoted couple., Jonelle lived in San Carlos for 30 years and resided the last 36 years in Atherton. While living in San Carlos she was an active member of the Community Church's 75 Club and Junior Matrons (singing and dancing in many of their Chicken's Ball skits). In Atherton she was a member of Little House (she always looked forward to Monday movie date), The Athertons and an investment group., Throughout her entire life Jonelle had a sharp mind. On a daily basis she completed the newspaper's crossword puzzle and followed the stock market. Jonelle was an avid bridge player and she played in many ladies and couples bridge groups. She enjoyed the challenges of bridge but most of all she loved the friendships that she developed over the years with her fellow players. She took a lively interest in all women's and men's sports., Jonelle enjoyed life to the fullest, traveling the world with her husband Thor and often including family and friends. Throughout her life Jonelle and Thor's home was always open for entertaining family and friends. An excellent homemaker, Jonelle enjoyed cooking and baking and was famous for her homemade pies and apricot jam. She was an expert knitter and seamstress. She was a beautiful, unique woman and will be missed by all she knew., Jonelle is survived by her husband Thor; brother Roy Heavenston; children Barbara Woodward (Chet), John Madsen (Tia Millman), Carolyn Caine; Grandchildren Brett Woodward, Wendy Baker (Bob), Chris Madsen (Mona), Amy Kinder (Jason), Josh Caine, Judy Caine, Joy Caine; Great Grandchildren Brandon Madsen, Taylor Madsen, Brooke Baker. She was preceded in death by her mother Nellie Heavenston and brother Don Heavenston., Per Jonelle's wishes there will be no memorial service and the family requests that memorial donations be sent to Sequoia Hospital, Foundation Kennett Nursing Scholarship Fund, 170 Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City, CA 94062.



Jonne Aleeson

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Jose De Jesus Varelas

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Joseph Daniel ESTRADA

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Juanita G. Waggoner

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Juell, Rolf H.

Sunday, October 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

Rolf H. Juell July 30, 1944 - October 6, 2010 Resident of Oakland Rolf Juell, a casualty of lung cancer, passed away at home ..... 



Juli Entwistle

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



Julia Huber

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Julie Ann Zakarian

JULIE ANN ZAKARIAN OCT 1, 1958 - OCT 10, 2010 Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal. Julie Zakarian, loving girlfriend, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend to all she came in contact with, died October 10, 2010 from complications brought on by leukemia. She was 52 years young. Julie's passion for life was evident in her contagious smile and the joy and laughter she brought to the many lives she touched. Born and raised in Modesto, she had a love for sports, socializing, and travel. Julie enjoyed spending time with her boyfriend and their two dogs at various RV parks around California. When not off on a new adventure her home was a warm gathering place for her family and friends. Julie will be greatly missed by those who knew her, but she will remain forever in our hearts. Julie is survived by her long time boyfriend, Dennis Huff, her doting parents, Ben and JoAnn Zakarian, and her loving brother and sisters, Ben Zakarian Jr. (Rhonda), Susan Zakarian, and Janet Zakarian-Venturini (Doug). She also leaves behind her adoring sons, Aram (Heather) and Erik Farris, and her precious grandson, Benjamin Farris, as well as many friends and loved ones. A Celebration of Julie's life will be held on Saturday, October 23rd from 11am to 3pm at 7130 River Road in Oakdale. In her loving memory, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or to a charity of your choice.



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.,




CARHART, Karen R. born May 21, 1941, died October 12, 2010. Karen was raised in Glendale. She graduated from Glendale High School, attended Glendale City College, and graduated from, . She started her career at ABC TV and spent many years in production and development. She was an associate producer for De Angelo, Bullock and Allen, and served as head of development for Robert Wood Productions. Karen is survived by her aunt Mary Wilson, several cousins, and many loving freinds. She will be greatly missed. Cabot & Sons, Pasadena



Karl Smith

1926 ~ 2010 Karl was born in Hermosa Beach, Calif., to Samuel Karl and Mary Rebecca Smith, and died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010. He was a devoted husband and father. Karl and his wife, Sylvia, owned and operated Los Osos Auto Parts. They opened the store in 1975, after relocating from Sunnyvale, Calif. Karl was a machinist by trade and enjoyed working with his hands on cars and mechanical devices. He made life easier for Sylvia by inventing ingenious parts and tools for her wheelchair and living areas. Karl was particularly proud of his service to his country during, . He served in the U.S. Merchant Marines in the Pacific Theater, particularly in the Philippines where he saw action in the invasion of Manila and the battle of Linguan. Karl developed a deep and life long respect for the Filipino people''s fierce loyalty to family and country. He delighted in educating people about the important contribution that this branch of service made to the ultimate victory of the War. He also served for two years in the, as an aviation firefighter at the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station. An avid reader, Karl spent many happy hours at the Los Osos Branch Library. His varied interests and ability to speak intelligently on many subjects will be remembered by all who knew him. If you visit the library, you will find many volumes written about his favorite subject - the U.S. Maritime Service. It would be an honor to his memory to research the titles available. Some of these are: Heroes in Dungarees, Escape from Archangel, Patriots and Heroes, Unsung Sailors, The Forgotten Heroes, To Kill the Leopard and U-boat Tankers. Karl is survived by his wife and best friend of 50 years, Sylvia Smith of Los Osos; sons Michael Patrick Smith and Christopher Hale and their families; numerous nieces and nephews; and his varmint hound, Chance. His sons and their families were a part of every conversation and a constant source of pride and pleasure. At Karl''s request, there was no service. Cremation was by Los Osos Valley Mortuary and a scattering of ashes at sea has taken place. A celebration of Karl''s life will be held at noon Oct. 30, 2010. Call 528-2172 for details. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Hospice Partners of the Central Coast, 277 South St. Ste. R, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401; or Friends of Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades, Los Osos, CA 93402.



Kathleen McGuinness-Jones

Kathleen McGuinness-Jones, Resident of Lodi, Jan. 9, 1963 - Oct. 4, 2010, Sadly we mourn the passing of Kathleen Ann McGuinness-Jones. She was currently residing in Lodi. She was raised in San Jose, CA. She worked as a chef for Panetta's catering for over 20 years. She enjoyed cooking, camping, horseback riding, the beach & her two dogs., She is preceded in death by her parents Philip & Emily McGuinness. She is survived by her husband Willie of Lodi, stepchildren Jerrica & Jeremiah, siblings: John, Margaret Nickolson, James, Maureen Buchanan, Patrick & Colleen, & niece & nephews: Andrew, Austin, Emily, Spencer & Angus, her God son., Services to celebrate her life will be held on October 23, 2010 at 6:30 PM at Freedom Hall, 3910 Freedom Circle, Santa Clara, CA.



Kathryn B. Canant

KATHRYN B. CANANT JUL 25, 1932 - OCT 13, 2010 Kathryn Kitty'' Canant, age 78, passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House on Wednesday, Oct. 13th. She was born in Holly Pond, Alabama to James & Alpha Phillips. She moved to California when she was 20 years old and lived in Modesto for 56 years. Kitty worked many years asa waitress at Modesto and McHenry Bowls. She retired from AT&T in 1992 with 22 years service. Kitty was a big SF Giants fan. Kitty is survived by her daughter Karen Burch of Modesto and her son David Canant of Ceres, grandson Daron Burch and great- grandson Conner Burch of Modesto. She is also survived by two sisters, Alta Easterwood and Myra Howard of Cullman, Alabama. Kitty was preceded in death by four brothers; Edward, Arza, Marvin, Howard; four sisters, Wilma, Anna, Irene and Susie. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 19th from 4 PM to 8 PM at Lakewood Funeral Home with a Graveside service on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Lakewood Memorial Park, 900 Santa Fe, Hughson, CA. In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation to Alexander Cohen Hospice House, 2201 Euclid Ave., Hughson, CA 95326 or Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356. Remembrances can be made online at:, Lakewood Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.



Kevin Cueto

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




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LaVon Stockdale

LaVon Stockdale, 11/22/1946 - 9/12/2010, LaVon Stockdale was born to Paul and Mona Lasick on November 22, 1946 in Roseville, Calif. She graduated from Roseville High School in 1964. She married William Duane Stockdale in 1966 starting a family in Roseville, having two daughters: Mona and Shelley. Mona preceded LaVon in death on November 3, 1980., LaVon died on September 12, 2010 in Auburn, Calif. She leaves behind her beloved family: husband William Stockdale of 44 years and daughter Shelley Stockdale.



Larrabee, Leslie Edith Osborne

Sunday, October 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

Leslie Edith Osborne Larrabee CARDIFF-BY THE SEA -- Leslie Edith Osborne Larrabee passed away at her home in Cardiff-by-the Sea, Calif., on Friday, August ..... 



Larry Bell

October 7, 1931 - October 4, 2010 Larry made his peaceful transition from life on earth into eternal life after handling a long and arduous battle with C.O.P.D. with dignity and great courage. Born in Belfast, Ireland, he immigrated to Cornwall, Ontario with his parents, John and Bella Cathcart Bell. At age 14, he learned to fly crop-dusting planes, which led him to join the Canadian Air Cadets. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force when he was 18 years old. During the



Larry Masao Oshiro

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Lattin, Karen Faye

Sunday, October 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

Karen Faye Lattin OCEANSIDE -- Karen Faye Lattin (nee Kordenbrock), a long time resident of Oceanside, passed away in her home from cancer on ..... 



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 McLellan Bullis

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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.



Lee Ray Arvig Jr.

September 21, 1939 - October 1, 2010. Lee was born in Princeton, MN to Lee Sr. and Pauline Arvig. He lived most of his life and raised his family in Guerneville. Survived by mother, Pauline Arvig, Windsor; son Ben (Kathy) Arvig; daughter Stacy (Devon) Parmeter; son Ryan Arvig; daughter April (Tony) Lombardo; brother Wesley Arvig, sister Cheryl (Bob) Johansen; seven grand children; his nieces and nephews. Thanks to Jeff Hemphill for his loving care. Lee graduated from Chester High School and joined the Navy in 1957. He was a well respected lineman and foreman for PG&E for 21 years. A founding member of the Russian River Rodeo Assn and RR Rods & Coupes. An avid fisherman and hunter. Lee was a known credit to the "River Community". Per his request, no services will be held.




DOZORETZ, Leo 89, father, husband, grandfather, volunteer, corporate leader and philanthropist, peacefully passed away October 13, 2010, following smiles and visits from many special people in his life. He waited just weeks before joining his beloved Elaine, his wife of 68 years, who passed last month. Born in Buffalo and moving with his family to Los Angeles as a teenager, he served in the, during, . After leaving the service, he started a career that combined business with public service. Corporate affiliations included Willamette Industries and other companies, but the pride in his life came from the public service his successful career enabled him to pursue. At various times, he served on Board of Directors and Executive committees of Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles and Valley Alliance of Federation. His projects ranged from helping to conceive projects for future senior citizen housing (now in full operation in Tarzana), to translating non-profit-private financial housing models. He wanted to make the Jewish Home for the Aging a center for the many who could benefit, and was involved for years. Among his other public service causes were educational programs and cultural developments with emphasis on Israel, Russian immigrants (worked extensively on Project Exodus to facilitate emigration of hundreds of Russian Jews to Israel), centers for abused, Native American tribal communities; Morris Dees coalition; and was actively locally for decades in his congregation, Adat Ari El. He served as President, chaired and headed various projects (including the building committee) which resulted in the current, nationally recognized sanctuary at Adat Ari El in Studio City. Leo is survived by his son Jerry (Annie) of Denver, daughter Diane (Jim) of Fullerton, and sister Ethel Fishman, formerly of Woodland Hills, California. Younger son, Mark, passed before his father. He leaves behind grandchildren Paul, Amy, Jessica, Ari, Jonathan, Samantha, Leah, Wayne, Joelle and Evan, great-grandchildren Cody, Jackson, Dax, Bella and Eddie, caregiver and dear friend Althea Hewitt and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, admirers, and others who will forever recall Leo's wisdom. Services will be held Sunday, October 17, at 10 a.m., at Mount Sinai at Forest Lawn in Glendale. The United Jewish Fund (UJF) has established a fund in Leo's name for anyone wishing to donate.



Leon T. Corones

Leon T. Corones, a 45-year resident of Oxnard died peacefully on Aug. 28, 2009 in San Diego after suffering a fall in May., Born in Long Beach July 7, 1925, Leon spent his formative years in Indio and Blythe graduating from Palo Verde High School in Blythe in 1943. He was a 4-year letterman in football and high point man his senior year along with playing a mean trumpet in the school band. He served in the US Navy from November 1943 to March 1946 stationed in San Diego and Norman, Okla., While in the Navy he married Emily Louise Miller from Ripley, Calif., whom he had met in High School. After Navy Life Leon graduated from Riverside College and also obtained his pilot's license using the GI Bill. Returning to Blythe he joined the Riverside County Sheriff's Office as a Deputy. Still dreaming of flying for a living he was hired as a "Crop Duster" by one of the local companies, obtained five years of crop dusting experience and then opened and operated his own business, Custom Aerial Applicators, until moving to Oxnard in 1964. For the next 45 years he was involved in a series of lifelong learning experiences working throughout California, Arizona and Hawaii as a "Crop Duster" and private pilot flying 25 different types of agriculture airplanes and over 30 types of "Private Aircraft" including helicopters. Costal Ag Chemicals, Tom Shannon, Atwood, Shasta Helicopters, Custom Farm Services, Tom Singleton and Murray Air were companies he was employed by in three states. He also was employed by Delta Horticulture Services and Cal Alaska Helicopters later in life but not as a pilot. His last paid flying assignment in 1995 was his "Dream Job" in Hawaii on Oahu and Kauai flying helicopters for the sugar cane and pineapple growers., He was 70 years old and assumed that he was "too old" to get the job. When asked by a friend to come over to Hawaii and see what the job involved and how things worked he discovered that he would be the youngest pilot on the crew and immediately accepted the job. He then spent the next 18 months in "Heaven," flying helicopters and actually getting paid to do it! Over the years he had survived a couple of plane crashes and one helicopter crash and walked away to fly another day., He purchased a 1958 172 Cessna and, with his friend Barry Dalwig's help, rebuilt/restored the plane and named it "Maggie D." This was his pride and joy and he spent the last 10 years flying around the country visiting friends and relatives., His last solo flight in "Maggie D" was in November of 2007 to Blythe for a high school reunion. During his days in Blythe it was not uncommon for him to land his plane out in the middle of the desert on a short, narrow, fairly flat "Hog Back" as they were called to drop off his wife and father-in-law so they could prospect for a few hours., He was also blessed with exceptional eyesight which allowed him to locate downed airplanes, lost vehicles and hikers in the desert areas when performing Civil Air Patrol duties. He was an "Excellent and Skilled Pilot.", In addition to flying, Leon enjoyed deer hunting in Utah and Colorado, 4-Wheel drive expeditions, hiking and camping with his children and friends. He also participated in many Elderhostel trips with high school friends to places like Copper Canyon, Mexico, Canyon lands, Utah, Hawaii and a Mississippi River barge trip. A Military Service was held at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego in October 2009 in which a portion of his ashes were entombed there. The remaining ashes were spread over the Big Maria mountains just north of Blythe in April 2010., His sense of humor and good nature were traits well known around the Oxnard Airport for the last 45 years and will surely be missed by all . He was preceded in death by his younger son, John Clayton Corones, in 2001., His former wife, Emily Corones, has passed since Leon died. He is survived by Jim Corones, brother, of El Segundo; Marian Robinson, sister, of San Diego; Joe Corones and Felly Parel, son and daughter-in-law of San Diego; Cathy and Howard Markle, daughter and son-in-law, of Blythe. He also leaves nieces, Laraine Daniels and Denise Casinelli; grandchildren, Sara Grim, Amy Roark and Andi Watt; and great-grandchildren, Candice Denwiler, Jessie Grim, Rose Grim, Dylan Kaminski and Tommy Roark., A "Celebration of Life" gathering to honor the memory of Leon T. Corones will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010 in Oxnard at "The Courtyard by Marriott" located at 600 East Esplanade Dr., Oxnard, CA 93036. Please stop by and say hello and join us for refreshments. Contact Joe Corones at 858-603-5545 for information.



Lesley Gail (Burns) Eldridge

LESLEY GAIL (BURNS) ELDRIDGE JUN 24, 1953 - OCT 11, 2010 Lesley Gail (Burns) Eldridge, a daughter given by the Lord to Eugene & Nadean Burns, was born in Madera, CA on June 24, 1953 and died in her home in Hilmar, CA, Monday, October 11, 2010. She had many successful jobs including supervising at ConAgra Foods and Purchasing for McCalif Nursery in Ceres. She worked hard and devoted her life to her only son, Scott Austin Eldridge of Turlock, CA. She left behind her parents, her only son, her three brothers, Daniel Burns, Rickey Burns of Greeley Hill, CA and Allen Burns of Keyes, CA and her only sister Jenice Murdaugh of Arkansas. She will also be missed by her six nephews and her one and only niece. We will rejoice in the knowledge that she has passed on and is forever at home with the Savior she faithfully served for 57 years. A visitation will be held in the Heritage Chapel on Monday, October 18th, 2010 11:30AM to 1:00PM. Services to follow at 1:00PM at Lakewood Memorial Park & Funeral Home, 900 Santa Fe Ave., Hughson, CA. Guestbook is available online at,



Levant, Lowell A.

Sunday, October 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

Lowell A. Levant, 65 Resident of Newark passed away peacefully on October 10, 2010, after a brief illness. Born in St. Paul, MN, he .....



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 "Max" Fernandez (In Memoriam)

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Lorene Bernice Cooper

Lorene Bernice Cooper 1923 - 2010 Lorene Cooper, 87, of Round Mountain passed on October 5, 2010 at her son's home in Pomona, CA. She had been struggling with cancer the last several months. Lorene was the best mother and homemaker and friend to many. Attended Church in Montgomery Creek since it's beginning. She is survived by her sons; Harry J. Cooper of Pomona and Dannie D. Cooper of Round Mountain, two grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren. She was loved by many and will be missed in her Round Mountain community. Services will be Halcumb Cemetery Saturday October 23rd at Noon. Pot luck to follow. Contact family for information. Please sign the guestbook at



Lori Susan Kershaw

Lori Susan Kershaw, 53, passed away after a 10-year battle with Breast Cancer Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, at her home in Grover Beach. She was born in Corcoran, Calif., in January 1957, the daughter of Bud and Phyllis Taylor. When Lori was 13, the Taylor family moved to Bakersfield, Calif., where she graduated from South High School in 1975. She was the head cheerleader and powder puff champion. Shortly after, she was married and had two daughters. They moved to Shell Beach in 1988, which allowed Lori to explore her passion for many outdoor activities, including camping, hiking and beach combing. Along one of her many beach adventures she meet Joseph Kershaw. Shortly after meeting, they married on Oct. 14, 1995. Two years later, on Dec. 5, 1997, they had their son, Jacob. Lori was an amazing mother, wife, sister and friend. Anyone who had the gift of knowing Lori was inspired by her love of life, strength and courage, beautiful blue eyes and contagious smile. Throughout her battle against breast cancer she found the beauty in every moment and always had a positive attitude towards life. She was truly an inspiration to all. Lori is survived by her loving husband, Joseph Kershaw; daughters Kacy Wyand (Eric) of Hanford, Calif., and Whitney Butcher of Maui, Hawaii; son, Jacob Kershaw of Grover Beach; six grandchildren Kailee, Kaden, Malia, Marley, Cody and one on the way; siblings Steve Taylor (Cheryl) of Paso Robles and Lynsie Nettles (Steve) of Bakersfield; and her beloved pets Ali and Maui. A memorial celebration of Lori''s life will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday Oct, 20, 2010, at The New Life Church, 990 James Way in Pismo Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lori Kershaw Donation Account at any Wells Fargo branch or to any Breast Cancer Foundation. May every seashell you find be a gift of Lori''s unconditional love. Marshall-Spoo 489-5552 Grover Beach



Lorraine Chapman

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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 teacher. In 1953 she married San Francisco native Robert (Bob) Amsler at Star of the Sea Catholic church. After Bob served in the, in Korea, they settled in Orange County where she worked as a full-time homemaker and mother to their three children. In 1968 Lorraine went back to work part-time as a substitute teacher. They moved back to the bay area in 1970 and settled in Novato. Lorraine worked until retirement at Fireman's Fund in San Rafael, then she and Bob moved to Petaluma in 1993. Lorraine enjoyed reading, art, music, theatre, cooking, gardening, exercise, travel, camping and spending time with her family. She always had a positive attitude and a smile on her face. She will be remembered by those who knew her as Sweet Lorraine. Lorraine was preceded in death by parents Joseph and Constance Riviello, daughter Diane Amsler, husband Bob Amsler and brother Cosmo "Vic" Riviello. She is survived by son, Mark Amsler of Petaluma, daughter Lisa Parnow of Petaluma, son-in-law Peter and grandsons Charlie and Eric Parnow of Petaluma, and grandson Kevin Parnow of San Francisco. Friends are invited to join family members for a Celebration of Lorraine's Life aboard The Empress, Sunday, October 17th at 2:00 p.m. sharp, 310 Harbor Drive, Sausalito, returning between 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully accepted to Hospice of Petaluma or your favorite charity.



Louie V. Merenda Jr.

LOUIE V. MERENDA JR. JAN 15, 1958 - OCT 10, 2010 Louie is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 33 years, Jeanie. He also leaves his children, Melissa and Matthew Merenda of Ceres, brothers Brian of Guam, Michael of Ceres and Robert Merenda of Redwood City. Louie was born and raised in Modesto, California. After attending Modesto High School and Modesto Junior College he joined the, were he was an Airborne Ranger. Because of a broken back he left the Army and worked in outdoor sales for 20+ years. Louie was proceeded in death by his parents, Louie Merenda Sr. and Marjorie Merenda. A funeral service will be held at Franklin & Downs Funeral Home at 12th & G Streets in Modesto on Tuesday, Oct 19 at 2:00 P.M. Contributions may be made to: Disabled American Vets, 7743 N. West Lane #A-2, Stockton, Calif. 95210



Louise Marie Riboni

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Lowell Levant

Lowell A. Levant 65, passed away peacefully on October 10, 2010, after a brief illness. Born in St. Paul, MN, he graduated from Fairfax High School in Los Angeles and attended the University of California, Berkeley. Lowell was a participant in the Free Speech Movement and a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War who did alternate service. He had the twin vocations of poet and truck driver. Lowell was a compassionate and generous person who deeply touched the lives of others. He is survived by his brother, Ronald, sister-in-law, Carol Slatter, niece, Caren, great nephews Adrian and Jeremy Shanker, uncle and aunt, Arwin and Merle Gould, uncle, Allen Adler, and many cousins, members of the extended family and friends. A memorial service to celebrate Lowell's life will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2010. Reception at 1pm, service at 2pm, at the University of California, Berkeley, Alumni Hall. In lieu of flowers or fruit baskets, please consider making a gift in Lowell's memory to the charity of your choice or The Noontime Poetry Series Fund,



Luis Wistano Robles

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Lukas, Katherine

Sunday, October 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

Katherine Lukas Nov. 25, 1917 - Oct. 13, 2010 Resident of Oakland Katherine was born in Altun Oglu Tsiflik, near Sevas, Turkey and was ..... 



Lund, Barbara

Sunday, October 17, 2010 2:00 AM

Barbara Lund 1922 ~ 2010 ESCONDIDO -- Barbara Jean "Bobbye" Lund passed away peacefully on Tuesday afternoon, October 12, 2010. She was a resident .....



Lyle Eugene "Gino" Wenino

Lyle Eugene Wenino (Gino) March 7, 1923 - October 7, 2010 Lyle Eugene Wenino of Bakersfield, CA was born March 7, 1923 in Fergus Falls, MN, and passed away October 7, 2010 at the age of 87. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, a daughter, and two wives. Gino is survived by his daughter, Cindy and husband Ron Kohler; son, Gary Wenino; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren; brother, Donnie Wenino and wife Diana; sister, Pauline Engebretson; and many nieces and nephews. Gino served in the, from 1944 to 1946. He will be greatly missed by many friends and family. Gino will have a burial service at sea. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nursing staff at San Joaquin ICU and Hoffmann Hospice.




SCHRAMM, MICHAEL LAWRENCE March 6, 1956 to October 10, 2010 Born in Chicago Heights and raised in East San Diego County, Mike lost his life to pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his daughter Amanda Ann Yates, brother Dan Schramm and his wife Kim, sister Lori Cartmill and her husband Steve, one nephew and three nieces. Services: November 13, 2010, at 2:00 p.m., at El Monte Park.




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MANLEY, MILDRED LOUISE CLOUD "Milly" passed away October 10, 2010, in Tualatin, Oregon, at age 89. Milly was born and raised in La Jolla, CA. She graduated from La Jolla High School and attended San Diego State College. She married Walter Joseph Manley in 1942. Milly loved her role as mother and homemaker. She later worked in university support positions. Milly moved to Dallas, TX in 1977 and then to Oregon in 2005. She loved the beach, travel, and spending time with family. She is survived by three children: Diane Holt, Kathleen Galloway, and Tim Manley; eight grandchildren: Lori, Robin, Dan, Jeff, Greg, Margot, Hannah, and Dylan; and five great-grandchildren: Christopher, Zoe, Grant, Olivia, and Chloe. Mom, rest in peace.



Mack D. Allen

Mack D. Allen Mack was born May 22, 1916 in Chacon, New Mexico to David and Margarita Allen and passed on October 9, 2010. His wife, Winnie Allen, of 66 years, survives him. After serving in the US Army from 1941-45, he was discharged from service at Beale AFB. While working for Pacific Truck Service out of Sacramento, he was offered and took the position to manage the truck substation in Colusa. He later owned and operated Colusa Truck Service until his retirement. Mack and Winnie enjoyed boating, hunting and fishing with their friends and family. They traveled extensively in their campers, trailers, and later RV's throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico with children and grandchildren. In the winter months, they headed to Arizona with the snowbirds. He leaves behind his children: Carol Pearson (Steve), Jeanie Allen Kessinger (Robert), and Jeffrey Allen. Grandchildren: Lynne Locvich (Loyd), Troy Allen Welker (Sallie), Cindy Welker Greig (Chris), Jennie Makekau (Howard) and Steven Allen (Cameron). Great grandchildren: Lauryn, Logan, Kyle, Emma, Kaitlyn and Makena. Graveside services will be held at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery, Redding, CA on Friday, October 29, 2010, at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Red Cross of Northeastern California, P.O. Box 142, Yuba City, CA 95992. Send Condolences at



Marguerita Harford

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Marianne Light

Marianne Swanson Light, Resident of Del Mar, Mar 18, 1934-Sept. 16, 2010, Marianne passed away peacefully in La Jolla, CA, due to complications from a lung disease, following a long battle with leukemia. The daughter of Paul and Dorothy Swanson was born in San Jose and graduated from Los Gatos HS. She earned a BS in Child Development and a Teaching Certificate from UC Berkeley in 1955. While at CAL, she met Tom Light, whom she married in Saratoga in 1956. She taught school in Milwaukee WI and in the San Diego area. A resident of Del Mar since 1973, she was a past-President of AAUW, also active in garden, horticulture & investment clubs, and an active volunteer. She loved travel, spending time with her grandchildren and her beautiful garden., She is survived by her husband Tom of Del Mar, daughter Alison King of San Diego, son Brian Light of Sudbury, MA, 5 grandchildren and her brother Robert Swanson of Saratoga., A Memorial Service will be held at the Solana Beach Presbyterian Church on Friday, October 22nd at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at, or to the Hospice of your choice.



Maricela Boyer-Nava

Maricela K. Boyer-Nava April 20, 2009 - Oct. 17, 2009 Maricela, our most precious Heavenly Angel, our little miracle, one year ago today at the tender age of 5 months and 27 days, you were suddenly and unexpectedly called to Heaven. That day our lives changed forever. Our hearts ache for you, each day our love grows stronger. We thank God for you, our most precious and treasured gift. We miss your smiling face and big bright eyes, your laughter and giggles. We are very blessed to have you, you have really touched our lives. See you in Heaven. Always & Forever. Your loving family.



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,,



Mario Bertolotti

MARIO BERTOLOTTI NOV 21, 1956 - OCT 13, 2010 Mario went home to Yahweh on Wednesday, October 13th, 2010. He touched many lives as we witnessed by the love and support he and our family were given over the last few months. Mario is blessed by the outpouring of love, prayers, and helping hands from those who loved him dearly. There was always a twinkle in his eyes and a great line to follow in every situation. Many call them Mario-isms. Mario is a retired (5 years) Alameda County Deputy Sheriff. He has a great brotherhood of friends spanning his 27 year career. Their support and love for Mario is amazing. Our family sincerely appreciates the endless love, visits, support, prayers, and mostly the humor and encouragement that was given to him. Mario is survived by his parents, Mario (Bert) and Lucille Bertolotti of Groveland, CA, his sister, Claire Bertolotti, of Oakdale, CA, and his sister and brother-in-law, Marlyne and Mark Hand of Gilbert, AZ. Private Services will be held for family and a celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Guest Book is available online at:,



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.



Martin Friedman

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Mary Castro

Mary Castro Nov. 28, 1942 - Oct. 13, 2010 She will be deeply missed by her family and many close friends. Giving and loving by nature, she helped many people whenever she could and treasured her long career with the Social Security Administration. She was a native of San Francisco and loved her City. She was faithful parishioner of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation and a member of the Ladies Philoptchos Society. Mary lived her faith and attended all the holy days of the church as well as every Greek Festival in the Bay Area. She was happiest when the family could all be together and hosted many celebrations. Her Cousins Lunch was an annual event. She was taken from us too soon and is survived by her brother, Nick and sister-in-law Norma, her beloved nephew Nico and Cousins Antoinette, Anthony, Antonio, Catherine, Charles, Diana, Elaine and Patricia. Friends may call on Monday, October 18 after 6:00 p.m. at Annunciation Cathedral, 245 Valencia Street where the Prayer Service (Trisagion) will be held at 7:00 p.m. and the Funeral Service on Tuesday, October 19, at 11:00 a.m. Interment at the Greek Orthodox Memorial Park. Donations preferred to the Annunciation Cathedral Building Fund,, 245 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.



Mary Garmus

Mary Garmus, beloved wife of Ralph Garmus (who predeceased her in 2006), the best mom on Earth to daughters Carol, Diana, Nancy and Bonnie, the doting grandmother of Zoe, Sophie, David, Jason, Rachel, Ben, Lauren and Anna, the great grandmother of Justin and Jacob, and the compassionate, caring friend of many, passed away on October 14, 2010, from vascular dementia. She was 84. Born September 16, 1926, in Canton, Ohio, Mary was a talented majorette in high school and even decades later, could swing a baton with bravado. She graduated as a Registered Nurse from Massillon State College, also in Ohio, in 1945, and began her career in the Cadet Nursing Corp. Had, continued, she would have been sent to heal the wounded on foreign battlefields. Instead, she worked stateside, delivering her nursing expertise with an abundance of care and concern for all of her many patients. She married the love of her life, Ralph, in 1948, and moved with him to Riverside, California, where she continued nursing for a while until she decided to transfer those skills, along with many others, to mothering. She became a phenomenal cook, an unsurpassed baker, a masterful seamstress, a pillar of her church's many programs, and the best support her children's school teachers could ever want. Her most valuable and natural talent, however, was her ability to simply nurture, care for and love her children. She often said that she always loved being a mother and it showed. One of her daughters' most cherished memories is that whenever she phoned, she would cheerfully state, "Hi, it's me, mom!", a greeting that always meant so much more than the simple words might seem to convey, as did her standard signature on all the cards and letters she wrote: "Love and Hugs, Mom." After living abroad for a time, Mary and Ralph spent the last years of Ralph's career in Miami, Florida, where Mary decided to return to her nursing career. She spent many successful years delivering the best in medical treatment to respiratory patients at South Miami Hospital. Upon Ralph's retirement, Mary moved with him back to California, to Kenwood, where they built the home of their dreams on three acres and reveled in the beauty of the Sonoma Valley. Mary relished the time and opportunity to sew and to cook again. She revived her pickling, preserving, and canning skills so as to capture all of the bounty from their gardens, and her baking skills, which had never lost their form, became all the more superior. For more than half a century, even when living abroad, Mary gathered her family together each year at Lake Tahoe where she and Ralph maintained a lakeside cabin. As her husband's Parkinson's disease progressed, she advocated tirelessly for him and devoted herself completely to his care. Mary was an enthusiastic member of PEO, an organization supporting women's education, and she devoted many hours to advancing its mission. She had a fierce work ethic and was a strong advocate for women's rights. She had a miraculous gift for finding the best, legal parking space closest to her destination, a spot which, when her family members occasionally locate one, fondly call it "The Mary Garmus parking spot." She was also a master at packing and wrapping boxes so well that had UPS and the U.S. Postal Service ever used her services, not a single item ever mailed would have broken in transit. Of course, recipients of her boxes would also have to spend considerable time trying to get to these items, as discerning the mystery of where a box might be breached, was rarely easily accomplished. She loved daisies and she loved to arrange the many flowers, which grew in her husband's gardens, throughout their home. She loved the color yellow and all things "cheerful." She loved to do needlepoint. She loved to dance to Glen Miller. She loved to hum hymns and go to church. She loved to take walks with her husband, holding his hand. She loved to be needed and she loved to help. She loved her dogs - the collies she grew up with - and the dogs she and her husband brought into their home - Charlie Brown, Jake, Lady and Melody. She loved her friends unconditionally. She loved her husband fully and completely. She loved her children dearly. And she, was deeply loved, and will be profoundly missed, by her family and friends. In lieu of flowers, Mary would be so pleased to have donations made in her name to the Parkinson's Foundation, the Alzheimer's Foundation or your local animal shelter.



Mary McCarthy-Sigafoos

Mary E., McCarthy-Sigafoos, Resident of Los Gatos, Mary was born on November 8, 1957 in Oakland, Ca and after a short illness entered eternal life on October 9, 2010. She was the beloved wife of Stephen Sigafoos. Loving mother of Michaela McCarthy and grandmother of Katrina and Kylie McCarthy all of San Jose. Mary is survived by her parents John and Elizabeth McCarthy of Santa Rosa, Ca.; sisters Diane Carey of Sebastopol; Debbie McCarthy of Santa Rosa; Janet Boal of Kansas City, Mo; brother John McCarthy of La Canada, Ca; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins., Mary graduated from Kaiser High School in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was a champion body surfer in her age group in the early 1970s. She led a very active life that took her and Steve all over the world. Her favorite places to travel were Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. She spent most of her adult life in the restaurant business., Mary was married to Steve for two wonderful years. They met in 2001. It was love at first glance and they never looked back. They lived for today and always looked to the future. After their wedding in 2008 they were thrilled to be given the opportunity to be together "24/7.", A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Star of the Valley Catholic Church, 545 White Oak Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95409 on Monday October 18, 2010 at 11:30 am., Local arrangements are under the direction of DARLING FISCHER CAMPBELL MEMORIAL CHAPEL.



Mary Montes Hughes (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of Mary Montes Hughes October 17, 1909 - November 17, 2005 Five years have passed but we remember you always on your birthday with love... Your Family



Mary Saldivar

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Mavis Lucille Williams

Mavis, passed away peacefully at home in the loving arms of her husband John. Mavis was born in Elk River, Idaho. She later met the love of her life, John in Spokane, Wash. in 1945. They wed the same year and later had five children. She is survived by daughter, Karen Beathem; sons, John Williams and Mike Williams; daughter, Cheri Somme and son, Craig Williams. She is also is survived by 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. Mavis was a special woman who touched many people in her life. She was a devoted and loving wife. She loved her children and their children. She also had many special friends in her life, but no one more special to her than the man that called her "Doll.", A service will be held to celebrate her life on Sunday, Oct. 17, 11:15 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 621 S Orchard Ave. in Vacaville. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., 425-1041,, , Share your loved one's story with a Memorial Website.



Michael McArthur

Michael B. McArthur, Resident of San Jose, July 1, 1956 - Oct. 5, 2010, Michael "Mike" McArthur passed away at home on October 5 after a 13 month battle with an inoperable grade 4 glioblastoma multiform cancerous brain tumor. He bravely underwent chemotherapy, radiation, and extensive medical treatment for his tumor, and maintained an unwavering positive attitude throughout his fight. His motto throughout treatment was often, "We'll see what we can figure out", said with a shake of the head and a smile., Mike was born in Edmonds, WA, and graduated in 1974 from Edmonds High School. He earned an Engineering degree from Western Washington University, and worked for the railroad while going to school. After he received his degree, he moved to Southern California and worked for Ford Aerospace, and then moved to the Bay Area and started his career working at FMC Corporation. He worked there for over 26 years, riding out many changes in the company which is now BAE Systems. Mike was never out sick, and enjoyed working with everyone at the company, and took pride in the projects assigned to him. He was always dedicated to and focused on producing the best product possible, and was an inspiration to all those with whom he worked over the years., Mike was an avid bike rider, and competed in many century bike rides, triathlons, biathlons, marathons, and other events. He was always very active and trained hard. As with his professional focus and drive, his motivation to achieve high levels of physical performance and to always push himself beyond his comfort zone put Mike in a class of his own., Mike is survived by his beloved wife, Carole of San Jose, his brothers Steve, Ron, Ken, and sister Loretta, who reside in Washington State, as well as extended family and many friends all over the country. He will be greatly missed, and his legacy of strength, bravery, and goodness will live on in the hearts of all whose lives he touched., Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life on Friday, October 22, 2010 at 3:00pm at the Hilton Hotel, 4949 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA Hilton Hotel 408 562-6707. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to UCSF Brain tumor Program:Online:, or mail donations to: UCSF Foundation PO Box 45339, San Francisco, CA 94145-0339 (include a note that it is for the Brain Tumor Center).



Michlein, Alice Frances Caine

Sunday, October 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

Alice Frances Caine Michlein ENCINITAS -- Alice Frances Caine Michlein, born March 27, 1918 in Fall River, Mass., died Tuesday, October 12, 2010. She .....



Miguel C. Pena Sr.

Miguel C. Pena Sr., 78, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 11, 2010. He was born September 29, 1932 in Guadalupe y Calvo, Chihuahua, Mexico to Jose Pena Castro and Evarista Chavez. Miguel is survived by his wife, Helen Pena; sons, Joe Pena and Miguel Pena Jr., both of Coachella, Calif.; daughters, Irene Pena of Los Angeles, Frances Pena Garcia, Mary Pena Orantes, Valerie Pena, and Christina Pena Cannon, all of Indio. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A resident of Coachella for 54 years, he retired as an auto body repair technician from Simon Motors after 25 years. Visitation services will be Monday, October 18, 2010 from 5-9:00 PM, with a memorial service Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 8:00 AM. All services will be held at Forest Lawn in Coachella.



Murray James BOWMAN

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Murray M. Brenner

Murray M. Brenner, age 92 of Brookfield, previously of Danbury. Husband of the late Grace (Slavin) Brenner. October 16, 2010. Graveside funeral service and burial will take place in the United Jewish Center Cemetery, Brookfield at a time to be announced. Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.




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BUELL, NORMAN F. Nov. 27, 1934 to Sept. 22, 2010 Norm is survived by his four children and two grandchildren. Joined USMC in 1954 and retired as a Pvt. Staff Sgt. in 1963. He was forever proud to serve his country as a Marine. He started his life long passion for cooking as general manager at Sizzler Steak House. He went on to work and own the Chicken Shack Restaurant from 1969-1982.



NUGENT, Catherine

Sunday, October 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

Catherine M Nugent Resident of Pleasanton Catherine, age 93 years, died 9/20/2010 at Valley Care Hospital in Pleasanton, California, after a brief illness. Private .....



Nannette D. MONREAL

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Natalia Kathryn Vidal (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of Natalia Kathryn Vidal October 17, 1934 - August 14, 2010 Happy 76th Birthday Aunt Kathy! Kathy passed peacefully from the arms of her nieces into the arms of the Lord on the night of August 14, 2010. Early in her career Kathy was a successful business woman who managed businesses, home, and family with a talent unmatched. She was a great seamstress, gourmet cook, and a bookkeeper/organizer extraordinaire. She loved the Lord and it was apparent in every life she touched. To know her was to love her. She was a nurturer, peacemaker, good listener, and always found goodness in others. She loved unconditionally and made a difference in so many lives. We will carry her love with us until we meet again. The family wishes to thank the compassionate staff at Golden Living and Hoffmann Hospice for their love and care. A private celebration of life and inurnment was held earlier in accordance with Kathy's wishes.



Nelda Mae Lawson

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Nellie Deane Brennan Hopps

Nellie Deane Brennan Hopps 1919 - 2010 Nellie was born to the loving parents of James and Waudessa Brennan on April 5, 1919 in Manitou, Oklahoma. Her family moved to Bakersfield in 1932 where Nellie attended Norris School. After living in California for a couple of years she returned to Oklahoma to finish her high school education. She later married Edison Hopps and moved to Loma Linda, California, where their three sons were born, Eddy, Don, and Woody. Nellie lived in Bakersfield for the last 40 years. Here, she welcomed friends and family and her door was always open, ready to feed you or give you a bed to sleep in. Her favorite pastime was visiting with friends and family in the mornings on the patio over a cup of coffee and her evenings sitting on the front porch enjoying the company of any and all who came by. Nellie was a wonderful cook, enjoying everything from backyard cookouts to her famous homemade cobblers, feeding as many as would come. She was talented musically and in earlier years played the violin, guitar, piano and organ. In her later years she enjoyed playing the organ long and loud for all to hear. The loss of hearing and advancing years of dementia unfortunately robbed her of these special delights. Nellie was preceded in death by her husband, Edison Hopps and more recently by her oldest son, Eddy Hopps. She is survived by her brother, Roque Brennan of Aptos, CA; sister, Amelia Bee Foutz of Bakersfield, CA; and sister, Trinnie Lee Senteney of Sacramento, CA; two sons, Donnie (wife Sandy) of The Villages, FL and Durwood Hopps of Tampa, FL; as well as special grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and numerous other relatives. Privates services will be held.



Newberry, Henrietta

Sunday, October 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

Henrietta Newberry formerly of San Leandro passed away October 12, 2010 in her home in Lakeport, CA. She was 89 years old. She is .....



Obituaries for Sunday, Oct. 17

Saturday, October 16, 2010 11:18 PM 

BENNETTA -- Suzanne Marie Bennetta, 81, of Selma died Wednesday. She was a homemaker. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Page Funeral Chapel. Graveside: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Floral Memorial Park. 



Obituary: William Childers answered calling as a firefighter

Sunday, October 17, 2010 3:00 AM - (Cathy Locke) 

William Childers started his firefighting career when he was about 8 years old, transforming his wagon into a fire engine and toting a garden hose.



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

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Ozawa, Kimiye

Sunday, October 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

Kimiye Ozawa, 98 Resident of Oakland Kimiye Ozawa passed away peacefully at home on September 27, 2010. She was born in Oakland on January ..... 




BUNNELL, PATRICIA Oct. 6, 1917 to Oct. 12, 2010 Passed peacefully with her daughters Barbara London and Suzanne Snyder nearby. She is survived by her two daughters, four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, two sisters and one brother. Private service to be held by family.



Pablo R. Salgado

PABLO R. SALGADO 76, of Riverside, CA, passed away 10/6/10. He was born in El Paso, TX and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired in 2001 after working over 30 yrs in construction. Survived by his loving wife, Felicitas; sisters Leovarda, Rosalia and brother, Juan. He is also survived by 8 children and their mother Ernestina; many grand-children, great grandchildren, extended family and friends, who loved & will miss him dearly. Rosary & visitation will be Sunday, 10/17 from 4-8pm at Rubidoux Mortuary and Mass on Monday, 10/18, at 10am at Sacred Heart Church, Glen Avon with miliary service to follow at Riverside National Cemetery, at 12 noon. Rubidoux Mortuary 951-683-2215



Pamela Anne Daye

Pamela Anne Daye, 66, was was born in Indianapolis, Ind., and called back to heaven Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. She touched the lives of many patients, co-workers and friends in her long carreer as a Psychiactric Tech at Camarillo and Atascadero State Hospitals. Her love will carry on through her adoring children, Lorinda Daye and Chris Daye. Billy Daye was waiting for her. We will celebrate her life at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at the Chapel of the Roses, 3450 El Camino Real in Atascadero. Chapel of the Roses 466-1161 Atascadero



Pamela Bertino

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Pamela Lee

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



Patricia Ann Walker

(1950-2010) Patricia (Pat) Walker, 60, a loving mother, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, Aug. 27, 2010 from congestive heart failure., She was born Aug. 12, 1950 in California to Glenn and Dorothy Walker. She was an R.N. and spent her entire career caring for children. She worked in the maternity ward of Holy Cross Hospital in Mission Hills, as a School Nurse for the County of Ventura, caring for the youngest children at Casa Pacifica in Camarillo, and finishing her career as a nurse at Vista Del Mar in Ventura., She believed laughter was the best medicine. She was always a constant prankster and enjoyed anything that received a good laugh., Pat is survived by her children, Dena and Kelly Walker; her sister, Linda Vesey; and her brother, Steve Walker., The family would like to thank Roze Room Hospice and Shoreline Care Center in Oxnard for their excellent care and support the last days of her life. Donations may be made in Pat's name to: Roze Room Hospice of Ventura, 5700 Ralston St., suite 204, Ventura, CA 93003.



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."



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



Patton, Sally

Sunday, October 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

Sally Ann Logan Patton Resident of Hillsborough May 11, 1926 - Oct. 3, 2010 Beloved wife of Richard Patton, caring sister of Vivian Fletcher, .....




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Paul Giesbrecht (In Memoriam)

Remembering Our Beloved Pastor Paul Giesbrecht April 29, 1957 - October 17, 2009 A Life of Service to God "The righteous pass away; the godly often die before their time. And no one seems to care or wonder why. No one seems to understand that God is protecting them from the evil to come. For the godly who die will rest in peace." Isaiah 57:1, 2



Peggy Mindell

Peggy Kopp Mindell Jan. 30, 1926 - Oct. 11, 2010 Peggy Kopp Mindell, a highly acclaimed fashion designer in the San Francisco area for more than 30 years, died October 11 with her beloved husband Joseph by her side. Peggy was born in Colliersville, TN where she was raised by loving grandparents, stories of which she never tired of telling. Peggy and Joseph were married in 1989 and spent most of their 21 years together traveling, dancing and laughing. Peggy is survived by her husband Joseph, her daughter Diane Silva of Sacramento, and grandchildren Jason Silva and Amanda Luebbers. Private services have been held. Donations in Peggy's name may be made to the, National Office 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601, 800.272.3900.



Peter Lenz

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Philip Joseph Cunningham

Born and raised in NYC, he enlisted and served in the US Navy. Upon completing service, he settled in El Sobrante, CA with his wife Barbara, his daughter Luann and son Michael. Phil was a long time volunteer fireman for the El Sobrante Fire Department. He began his career with PG&E in the Richmond Gas Division in 1964. Transferred to the Santa Rosa Gas Division in 1989, where he retired, after 41 years of service, in 2005. He will be dearly missed by all his family and friends. There are no services planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the




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.




Richard Douglas Dotson Entered the presence of God peacefully at home on Oct. 11, 2010 after a long term illness. A lifelong resident of Marin county, he was an auto mechanic and partner of Locke Bros Auto in San Rafael for over 30 years. He retired in 2007 from the Novato School District after 15 years of service. He loved racing "Hot" cars and boats, traveling, fishing and adored his blonde lab Ginger. He is survived by his children; Doug (Teresa), Dale (Hillary), Yvette (Bill), Art (Diane), Bruce and Scott (Shelly), 15 Grandchildren, three Great-grandchildren, brothers Duane (Linda) and Ronald (Gerry) and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by Loving Wife Joan Dotson, his parents Melvin and Minnie and brother Ken. For more of his life story go to www. Services will be held October 23, 2010, 1 PM at Keatons Chapel, 1801 Novato Blvd, Novato. Donations may be made to Humane Society of Marin., Richard Douglas Dotson Entered the presence of God peacefully at home on Oct. 11, 2010 after a long term illness. A lifelong resident of Marin county, he was an auto mechanic and partner of Locke Bros Auto in San Rafael for over 30 years. He retired in 2007 from the Novato School District after 15 years of service. He loved racing "Hot" cars and boats, traveling, fishing and adored his blonde lab Ginger. He is survived by his children; Doug (Teresa), Dale (Hillary), Yvette (Bill), Art (Diane), Bruce and Scott (Shelly), 15 Grandchildren, three Great-grandchildren, brothers Duane (Linda) and Ronald (Gerry) and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by Loving Wife Joan Dotson, his parents Melvin and Minnie and brother Ken. For more of his life story go to www. Services will be held October 23, 2010, 1 PM at Keatons Chapel, 1801 Novato Blvd, Novato. Donations may be made to Humane Society of Marin.




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Robert J. (Bob F) Fraser 10/18/1932~10/05/2010 Bob passed away peacefully at his home in Novato. He was born and raised in San Francisco and moved to Novato in 1964. Bob is survived by his wife of 50 years Marilyn Figone Fraser. He leaves his two amazing children Lisa A. Holmes (Ken) and Robert A. Fraser, and four fantastic grandchildren, Lauren and Steven DeBiasio, Marissa and Alexis Fraser. Bob was predeceased earlier this year by his brother Ron and has never forgotten his faithful lab Amiga. Bob leaves many friends and family. Bob worked and managed Figone Furniture Co. in San Francisco until it's closing in 1987. He proudly served four years in the, . Bob was a very grateful, 41 year friend of Bill W. The family wishes to extend special thanks to all of his Bill W. Friends, to his cousin Robert Ruggeri for his ability to keep Bob laughing, to his loving care giver Ali Coyle Anaya and to the Hospice by the Bay, especially Laurie Anne Jones his nurse. Friends and family are invited to a celebration of his life service, November 7th, 2010, 1:00-5:00 p.m., at the Marin Rod and Gun Club, San Rafael. Casual attire. Donations may be made in Bob's memory to Hospice by the Bay, 17 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Larkspur, CA 94939. For information contact: Mount Tamalpais Mortuary, (415) 459-2500.




BERNABE, ROGER Roger Bernabe was born on May 3, 1953 in Cavite City (PI), and was lost to a five-year battle with cancer on October 12, 2010 in San Diego. Roger graduated from Kearny High School in 1972, with postgraduate studies in Drafting. He traveled the U.S. working in the field of Aircraft Design. He loved fishing, camping, skiing, drawing and photography. Roger is survived by his devoted wife Helen, daughter Nina, his mother Primitiva, six siblings, 15 nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Saint Columba Church on October 21, 2010, at 10:00 a.m.




CHAMBERS, RUTH SHORT July 15, 1918 to Sept. 30, 2010 She is survived by her son Willis E. Short II, and daughters Penny McKittrick and Judith Ingalls; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 23rd, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the San Diego Yacht Club in the Spinnaker Room. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to San Diego Hospice.



Ramon G. Ruiz

From the Family of Ramon G. Ruiz (Quate) 1942 - 2010 We wish to thank the many friends and relatives of our Beloved who passed on May 29, 2010. Thank you all for your emotional and financial support. Our family is so grateful to all of you that loved our "Quate".



Raul "Rudy" Coronell (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of Raul "Rudy" Coronell October 17, 1990 - November 29, 2009 No cake or candles here today or presents for you to open, just love from friends and family who want to say Happy Birthday and that we're hoping somehow you can see and know that we have not forgotten you that we still remember, even though you've departed from our view and if you see us here below and wonder why we care it's just because we want to show that a part of you is still here, you live within each memory's heart. And so you remain though we're apart. Forever Remembered, Forever Loved, Forever Missed



Raul Carlos

RAUL CARLOS, 79, of Lompoc died Thursday, October 14, 2010. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary.



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



Raymond Laurent Lapointe

Raymond Laurent Lapointe passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Monday, Oct. 11, in Oakland, Calif. Ray 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, 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 Avenue, 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.,



Raymond Lee Hardesty

42, passed away from a motorcycle accident on October 9, 2010. He went through life with a positive attitude and was adored by many of his family and friends. He was survived by four children; Craig, Courtney, Caitlin and Holley. He also leaves behind his parents Jeanie and Bob Tavares and his sister Shelley. Raymond "Ray Ray," was a motorcyclist and a tow truck driver. He loved riding his motorcycle in his spare time; he was also a well known bouncer at Friar Tucks. A service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 23 at the Windsor & Healdsburg Mortuary 9660 Old Redwood Hwy, Windsor, CA. Following the service there will be a celebration of life at Friar Tucks in Cotati, Ca at 4:30 p.m.



Raynard Allen Sandwick Jr.

Raynard Allen Sandwick Jr., Resident of the D.C. area, On Thursday, September 16, 2010 Raynard Allen Sandwick Jr., 59, passed away. He was the beloved son of Raynard A. Sandwick Sr. and Antoinette G. Sandwick of Warrenton, VA. He is survived by: wife, Helen M. Sandwick, MD; sons, Raynard A. Sandwick III and James P. Sandwick, MD; sister, Andrea N. Rosse, VA; brothers, John A. Sandwick, Geneva, Switzerland, and Michael E. Sandwick, Washington, DC; nieces and nephews. A private memorial ceremony was held on Assateague Island, MD on October 1, 2010. Donations in lieu of flowers to the



Rhonda Newman

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Ribbel, Virginia I.

Sunday, October 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

Virginia I. Ribbel OCEANSIDE -- Virginia I. Ribbel passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family in Oceanside on Wednesday, October 6, 2010. She ..... 



Richard Agiorni

Richard Lee Agiorni, Resident of San Jose, Jul. 26, 1935 - Sep. 23, 2010, Beloved brother of Carol Parisie. Loving uncle of David Parisie, Laurie Parisie, Deborah Janigian, Suzanne Martin and Diana Perkins., A member of the Pantera Owners Club of America and the Carpenters Union Local #1280 in Mt. View, CA., A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 22, 2010 at 10:00 a.m., at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church 15333 Woodard Rd. San Jose, Ca. under the direction of DARLING-FISCHER CHAPEL OF THE HILLS, Los Gatos, Ca. Interment Los Gatos Memorial Park.



Richard B. McPherson

Richard B. McPherson, 6/12/1959 - 9/23/2010, Richard "Richie" Brian McPherson passed away at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., on September 23, 2010. He was 51., He leaves behind his mom, Jan McPherson of Auburn, Calif.; sister Valerie (David) Minor of Washington; nieces Veronica (Chris) Moody, Alexanna Minor and great-niece Edan Moody, all of Washington and numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins. A Memorial Service will be held at Chapel of the Hills, 1331 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA on Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 2 p.m. A reception will follow immediately at the Chapel., "I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend, he referred to the dates on his tombstone from the beginning to the end; he noted that first came the date of his birth and spoke the following date with tears, but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.", Please sign the guest book at



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 DeBie

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Richard George "G. B. Riche" Brown

Passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at Sutter Hospital. Richard is survived by his uncle Thomas Laumann of Hercules; cousins Kurt Laumann of Oakland, Scott Laumann of Green Valley, Tim Laumann of Benicia and Taylor Laumann of Hercules; niece Michelle Noble of Redding and nephew Mark Hoage of Santa Rosa. He was born and lived in Santa Rosa for many years. Richard was a veteran of the U.S., , Specialist 5, 1965 - 1969. He was a member of the Screen Actors Guild, the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists Actors Equity Assoc. He was very passionate about film and stage. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Service Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Eggen & Lance Chapel. Reverend Peadar Dalton officiating. SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN & LANCE CHAPEL, 545-3747



Rieger, Louise

Sunday, October 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

Louise Rieger Resident of San Mateo passed away peacefully on September 30, 2010, in San Mateo, CA. She was born June 24, 1914, in .....



Rita M. Blackburn

Born Jan.19-1935 in St. Marys, PA, one of seven children to the late George and Avis Peckham Goodreau. Her journey in this realm ended too young at the age of 75 on Sept.20-2010, in Victorville, CA. Her sister Joyce Hanes from St. Marys and stepdaughter Suzanne C. Blackburn were by her side when she took her last breath. With gratitude forever to the Hospice team of the VNA /Inland Counties, that last breath came as easy as possible. What an amazing group of caring people. Rita had a full life filled with adventure, always the athlete and a tomboy. She won many awards and trophies for her bowling prowess. After graduating St. Marys High School in 1952, she joined the USAF and traveled to places such as Germany, after which she settled in Sacramento at Mather AFB where she met the love of her life in 1965, Simon S. Blackburn. They were married in August 1966 and thus began more adventures, beginning with his transfer to the Philippines, Clark AFB during the Vietnam war. She and her stepdaughter Karen T. Blackburn volunteered as Candy Stripers at Clark AFB Hospital, which was a major stopping point for the troops. Due to this experience, she, Karen and Suzanne each wore an MIA bracelet for many years, as this time in history profoundly affected her and so many others who witnessed the atrocities of war. Upon returning to the mainland, she and Simon moved to Victorville, CA in 1973 after Simon retired at Mather AFB. They both worked for the Civil Service at George AFB until a 2nd retirement. Their years were filled with travel, working on their home, gambling in Las Vegas, and enjoying time with their many friends in the Victorville area. Rita, being 17-years younger than Simon, enjoyed being the 'kid' of the group and all the teasing and work that went along with that status! They loved college football [Arkansas Razorbacks!] as well as pro football and baseball. Many a fun wager was placed on the games. There was not a crossword puzzle out there she could not solve, except In the later years as the oxygen wasn't flowing as freely, the Wall Street Journal puzzles could frustrate her, but she did not give up. Her fighting spirit, organization skills, and will to conquer were evident up until the end, which she viewed as a beginning and a time to reunite with 'Sim' and all the others who left before her. She was preceded in death sadly by her step daughter, Karen T. Blackburn Little in 1986 due to a tragic accident; her parents George and Avis; her brother John Goodreau, sister Lois Goodreau Brunner, and her husband Simon S. Blackburn in 1994 due to cancer. She is survived by a stepson Gary [Vicki] Blackburn of Garfield, AR; Four step grand children- Lindi, Shane, Jill, and Spencer of Arkansas and their children [7 step great-grandchildren]; Stepdaughter Suzanne C. Blackburn of Eureka, CA; three sisters- Geraldine Witherson, Carol Dornish, and Joyce Hanes, as well as a brother Steve [JoAnn], all of St.Marys, PA, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of her family members. One burial will be in Earleyville Cemetery in Kersey, PA and the other will be by her husband at Baptist Ford Cemetery in Greenland, AR. Donations are not necessary, but if you have a few extra dollars then the family and Rita all appreciated the work of the Victorville Hospice Program, administered by The VNAIC, Office of Philanthropy, 42600 Cook St., Suite 202, Palm Desert, CA 92111. Phone 760.773.6260. Rita would not have been able to stay in the comfort of her home without their help. They are angels on Earth. The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want. Rest in Peace and Health, RitaMom. Please sign the guest book at



Robert Abby Dickson

Robert "Bob" A. Dickson, 90, long term and well-known member of the Morro Bay community, passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 He was doing what he loved, attending a reunion of the United States Air Corp 91st Bomb Group at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base when he was taken ill. Bob was a B-17 pilot during, . Shot down while on a mission over Germany, he survived 18 months in a German prisoner of war camp, Stalag Luft 1, near the north Baltic Sea. There, he made many friends, who all shared little food but much strength and hope. Upon his return to the United States in 1945, Bob continued his career in the military for 11 years. Following his military service, Bob began a long and successful career in the aerospace industry with the Walter Kidde Company and specialized in fire safety equipment for aircrafts. In 1986, Bob retired to Morro Bay, where he became deeply involved in the local community. His love for the environment, people and the Central California coast lifestyle are well-known. He participated in many civic and political events. He was committed to activities related to military issues, including air shows and fundraisers for veterans, of which he was particularly proud. His passion for flying and airplanes remained with him throughout his entire lifetime. Bob was a long-time enthusiast of big band music and was, in fact, a walking encyclopedia on all things "Big Band." He was also interested in fishing and held a fascination with electronics and "new-fangled" technology. He kept up with all the latest gadgets. Bob was a loyal friend, and continued to make new friends throughout his lifetime. He will be greatly missed but fondly remembered by all who knew him. His was a life full of experience and love. Bob is survived by his loving family; sister, Ellen Belcher; daughters Kate, Janet, Jody and Diane; grandchildren Pat, Jonathon and Amanda; and four great-grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to a service at noon, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at the Estrella Warbird Museum, 4251 Dry Creek Road in Paso Robles. So live that when the summons comes to join That innumerable formation in the Sky. Thou go not like a prisoner to his doom But as a brave aviator wrapped In the glory of his aircraft ''" And silently fly off To lands and horizons yet unknown. (Adapted from "Thanatopsis" by William Cullen Bryant)



Robert B. VanderNoor

Robert B. VanderNoor ATTORNEY September 9, 1939 - October 13, 2010 Attorney Robert Bruce VanderNoor, 71, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. He was born in Porterville, CA on September 9, 1939 to the late Robert D. and Beatrice VanderNoor. Robert is survived by his ex-wife, Sue Kennedy VanderNoor; his sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Mario Balangue; his sister, Sandra Ricci; daughter, Julie VanderNoor Urner; son-in-law, Bryan Urner; son, Jeff VanderNoor; granddaughter, Emily Urner; and numerous nieces and nephews as well as extended family. Over the last decade, Bob's relationship with Dede Upton gave him immense joy and pleasure, and it was their ability to laugh together that helped him get through the last year. Dede and her family became part of Bob's family and have been a constant source of support for all of us. Bob had a wonderful childhood growing up in Porterville, CA. He attended St. Anne's School and Porterville Union High School where he played football and excelled in baseball. He graduated from high school in 1957 and attended the University of Santa Clara for both his undergraduate degree and his Juris Doctorate degree in Law. Bob was also a U.S., Veteran, and he obtained the rank of Captain in the California National Guard. Bob practiced law in Bakersfield for 45 years. He began his legal career in the District Attorney's office in 1965. When he left the DA's office to pursue private practice, he hadn't lost a single felony trial. In need of a change, Bob decided that he wanted to specialize in criminal defense and opened the Law Offices of R.B. VanderNoor. His daughter, an attorney, will continue to practice criminal defense and keep the practice open as Bob wanted her to follow in his footsteps. Bob was an excellent advocate, admired by his colleagues and well respected in the community. Even when he was ill, he continued to take on new clients putting his own health aside to help others. Despite recent adversity, Bob never complained about anything. Instead, he bravely fought on with courage and dignity. His sense of humor and sarcastic wit never wavered one bit. Bob was not only an exceptional attorney, but he was an exceptional man who left such an everlasting impression on his children and those he treasured. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing golf and cards. But, Bob's greatest passion was his family and extended family. He will be dearly missed by everyone. A special thank you to the team of doctors at the City of Hope for their compassionate care. The family would also like to thank Danny and Lola Nickell for their never ending love and support over the last few weeks. Visitation will be open to the public on Friday, October 22, from 5 pm-8 pm at Hillcrest. A service or celebration of Bob's life will be held on Saturday, October 23, at 2:00 p.m., in the chapel at Hillcrest. A graveside service will immediately follow.



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 Eddy

Sunday, October 17, 2010 3:00 AM 

Robert David Eddy, 96, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2010, in Napa.


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Robert Fraser

Robert J. (Bob F) Fraser 10/18/1932 - 10/05/2010 Bob passed away peacefully at his home in Novato. He was born and raised in San Francisco and moved to Novato in 1964. Bob is survived by his wife of 50 years Marilyn Figone Fraser. He leaves his two amazing children Lisa A. Holmes (Ken) and Robert A. Fraser, and four fantastic grandchildren, Lauren and Steven DeBiasio, Marissa and Alexis Fraser. Bob was predeceased earlier this year by his brother Ron and has never forgotten his faithful lab Amiga. Bob leaves many friends and family. Bob worked and managed Figone Furniture Co. in San Francisco until it's closing in 1987. He proudly served four years in the, . Bob was a very grateful, 41 year friend of Bill W. The family wishes to extend special thanks to all of Bill W. Friends, to his cousin Robert Ruggeri for his ability to keep Bob laughing, to his loving care giver Ali Coyle Anaya and to Hospice by the Bay, especially Laurie Anne Jones his nurse. Friends and family are invited to a celebration of his life service, November 7, 2010, 1-5 p.m., at the Marin Rod and Gun Club, San Rafael. Casual attire. Donations may be made in Bob's memory to Hospice by the Bay, 17 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Larkspur, CA 94939 For information contact: Mount Tamalpais Mortuary, (415) 459-2500



Robert J. (Bob F) Fraser

Bob passed away peacefully at his home in Novato. He was born and raised in San Francisco and moved to Novato in 1964. Bob is survived by his wife of 50 years Marilyn Figone Fraser. He leaves his two amazing children Lisa A. Holmes (Ken) and Robert A. Fraser; and four fantastic grandchildren: Lauren and Steven DeBiasio, Marissa and Alexis Fraser. Bob was predeceased earlier this year by his brother Ron and has never forgotten his faithful lab Amiga. Bob leaves many friends and family. Bob worked and managed Figone Furniture Co. in San Francisco until it's closing in 1987. He proudly served four years in the, . Bob was a very grateful, 41 year friend of Bill W. The family wishes to extend special thanks to all of his Bill W. friends, to his cousin Robert Ruggeri for his ability to keep Bob laughing, to his loving care giver Ali Coyle Anaya and to the Hospice by the Bay, especially Laurie Anne Jones his nurse. Friends and family are invited to a celebration of his life service, November 7, 2010, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., at the Marin Rod and Gun Club, San Rafael. Casual attire. Donations may be made in Bob's memory to Hospice by the Bay, 17 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Larkspur, CA 94939 For information contact: MOUNT TAMALPAIS MORTUARY, (415) 459-2500



Robert Johnson

ROBERT "ROCKY" JOHNSON Age 65, passed away 10/08/10 after long illness. Rocky was born 8/14/45 in Hollywood, CA. He was a hardworking local business owner and long-time resident of Moreno Valley who proudly served in the US Army from 1965 to 1970. He was a father, husband, friend and hero. Rocky is survived by his wife Cyndi, daughter Alicia, sons Bobby, Darryl, Danny, Adam and Kevin, and grandchildren Jacob, Matthew, Makenna, Emerie, Henry, Jack, and Zackary. Happy trails, Pops. Services will be held at Riverside National Cemetery, Wednesday Oct. 20, 2010 at 1:30 pm.



Robert L. Crandell

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Robert Patton

Robert C. Patton Of Millbrae, CA passed away peacefully on October 13, 2010. Born in Campton GA July 8, 1921. Robert served in the U.S., in, and was a sheet metal worker for Union Local #104 for 64 years in San Francisco. A treasured husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to all. Bob is survived by his loving wife, Betty of 64 years, children Robert (Gloria), Ronald (Donna), Georgiann (Neal), Wayne (Heather), Bonnie Jean (Rick), Roberta; caring grandfather "Papa" to Robert, Eugene, Robin, Jeanette, Chirleen, Stewart, John, Steven, Stephanie, Ricky, Erin, Clifford, Patrick, Amanda, William, Colleen, Mary Ellen, Sean, and 27 great grandchildren and 3 on the way. Private Services. Remembrances to, , American Legion or



Robert Winston CHETTLE

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Rolf Juell

Rolf H. Juell July 30, 1944 - October 6, 2010 Rolf Juell, a casualty of lung cancer, passed away at home in Oakland, surrounded by loving friends and family. Rolf was raised in Berkeley, CA and graduated from Berkeley High School. A member of Operating Engineers Local #3, he had a career as an expert heavy equipment mechanic. Rolf is survived by his devastated wife of 36 years, Ann, his loving brother Eric Juell (Enedina) and many family members and friends. A kind, considerate and thoughtful man, Rolf was a loyal and steadfast friend. He loved model airplanes, model submarines, full sized Citroen cars and especially his wife, Ann. His homes and gardens were his pride and joy. His excellent cooking skills were appreciated by all who shared his table. Rolf was a totally enlightened soul, who laugh, love and life force will live on forever.



Rona Miles

Rona Lee (Cotton/Monahan) Miles, Resident of Mountain View May 14, 1931 - Oct. 13, 2010, Rona passed away peacefully at her home, after a courageous 10 year battle, with Parkinson's disease. Rona was a RN, who graduated from USC and Huntington Memorial Hospital in Cypress., She is the beloved wife of Gary Miles for 31 years, she is survived by her Daughters; Kathy Moore, Mary Van Dyke, Patty Miller, Sons; Bill Monahan, Jim Monahan and Stepchildren; Jackie Peila, Scott Miles. She is also survived by her 12 Grandchildren, Brother; Tom (Berry) Cotton and Sister; Carol (Bob) Melvold., Rona will forever be present in the hearts of her loving Husband and family., Friends & family are invited to visit Rona on Wednesday, Oct 20, 9-11am with a Chapel Blessing at 11am at the Chapel of Callaghan Mortuary 3833 East Ave, Livermore, CA. Burial to follow at St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery 3885 East Ave, Livermore, CA., Callaghan Mortuary, (925) 447-2942



Rose Antonlli

Rose Antonlli May 5, 1923 - Oct 12, 2010 A beloved mother to all that knew her, Rose was a woman who will forever be remembered for her kind spirit and open heart. She is survived by her brother, son, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Born and raised in San Francisco, she embodied the spirit of the city open minded, balanced, non-judgmental, and independent. A hard worker throughout most of her life, she has accomplished many of lifes difficult obstacles. Rose also took time to savor the simple pleasures of life. Many have been welcomed into her home and comforted by her gentle words. Every moment with Rose was cherished for we knew how special of a mother she was. The greatest love she gave was the love for her son. Such a profound relationship was touched by all who knew them. To a long life that was enjoyed by those who were dear to her, we honor you Rose for the great legacy you have left on this earth. Her presence will always sustain in our hearts. Rose will be part of us always and forever. Friends may call on Tuesday after 3:00 p.m. and are invited to attend the Vigil at 7:00 pm and the Funeral on Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. at DUGGANS FUNERAL SERVICE, 3434 17th Street, nr Valencia thence to St. Pauls Church, Church and Valley Sts, where the Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Committal Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations preferred to St. Paul's Parish Preservation Fund 221 Valley Street, S. F., CA 94131



Rosemary Phyliss Due

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Roshan Rahbari

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Rozalija Uginciene

Rozalija Uginciene, 85, of Fairfield, died on Monday, Oct. 11., Rozalija was born on Oct. 29, 1924., A visitation will be held today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Fairfield Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will follow on Thursday, Oct. 14, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 2700 Dover Ave., Fairfield., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041,




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Ruth Bryant

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Ruth Susoff

Ruth Elizabeth Selleck La Fontaine Susoff, Resident of Palo Alto, Our beloved mom and grandma left this earth on October 14th after a brave battle with cancer. Being realistic to the very end, she felt that God's will be done. Ruth was quite proud to have reached age 92 ½! She was born to the late Lillian F. Cannon and Fred B. Selleck in Lewistown, Montana and was preceded in death by her loving brother, Daniel J. Selleck. Through our "Uncle" Susie she met our late dad, Michael W. Susoff, and they promptly married 11 weeks later. Mom loved being involved, from her time at age 19 as a union representative, through her involvement as Girl Scout leader, church choir member, founding member of Masterworks Chorale and bookkeeper for a women's shelter. She served as President, Vice President, Treasurer and produce market volunteer of Lytton Gardens where she lived the past 11 years. Mom thrived there and made lots of dear friends. She traveled to Europe and China with Masterworks which satisfied her curious nature. She always made room for one more kid or pet and had several "surrogate" children and grandchildren. Mom loved camping at R-Ranch at the Lake for over 50 years with her family. She is survived by her five loving daughters, Catherine Boicelli (Daniel) of The Sea Ranch, Elaine Finn-Mogan (Matthew) of San Mateo, Carol Flanigan-Hidalgo (Rafael), of Redwood City, Mary Luke (Rylan) of Cupertino and Nancy Pon (Cameron) of Daly City, and 12 adored grandchildren, four cherished great-grandchildren, her dear niece, Nancy Donally (Phillip) of Superior, MT and two great-nephews and several great-great nieces and nephews. A service will be held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 178 Clinton St, Redwood City on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 11:00 am with interment immediately following at Skylawn Memorial Park. Friends may visit on Monday, October 18th after 5:00 pm at Sneider Sullivan & O'Connell, 977 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo. Memorial donations may be made to Lytton Gardens Senior Communities, Palo Alto., SNEIDER & SULLIVAN & O'CONNELL'S FUNERAL HOME, (650) 343-1804




Sunday, October 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

River Schmidt Resident of Richmond River Schmidt, 50, died at home on September 8, relieved from painful cancer, cared for by friends and skilled .....




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SOE, Betty

Sunday, October 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

Betty V. Soe Resident of Berkeley On Sept 21, 2010, Betty V. Soe, went on to sleep eternally forever with her family by her .....



Sally Patton

Sally Ann Logan Patton, Resident of Hillsborough, May 11, 1926 - Oct. 3, 2010, Beloved wife of Richard Patton, caring sister of Vivian Fletcher, devoted mother of Bruce and Don Patton, loving grandmother of Sarah, Michael, Tyler and Laura Patton., Sally was born in San Francisco, California and was a lifelong California resident, with deep roots and an extensive family in the Union City-Fremont area. She attended College of the Pacific, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education. There she met her husband, and they were married in 1948. Sally taught at Shasta County schools and Lodi High School for seven years before retiring to raise her two sons., After returning to the Bay Area in 1959, Sally was active in the First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame, the Burlingame school system PTA and in many other venues, where her kind ways and gentle spirit provided boundless comfort and support. Wherever there was a need, Sally showed up in her work clothes, ready to work, from coordinating the Lenten Dinner series at the Presbyterian Church, to volunteering at Laguna Honda Hospital and McKinley School, to providing handmade sweaters, slippers and quilts to her many relations and friends. The kind word and the gracious touch flowed abundantly from her generous heart, and she brightened many lives with her hospitality, her grace and her loving manner., Sally loved to travel, especially to Hawaii, Santa Cruz and Lake Tahoe, and had a wide circle of interests and friends. She enjoyed many activities, including needlework, knitting, bonsai and swimming. Her gardens provided a tranquil setting for her to work her magic with the soil, cultivating fruits, vegetables and beautiful flowers wherever she lived. Over the years, she developed a deep love and great skill at quilting, and many special occasions, from births to weddings, were marked with the gift of a specially designed and lovingly crafted quilt. She made the world a more beautiful place with her gardens, her quilts and her smile., Loving and well loved, Sally brought out the best in everyone, and friends and family will treasure her memory forever., A memorial service celebrating Sally's life will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame, 1500 Easton Drive, Burlingame, CA., In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation, 1501 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010 or the James Logan Family Scholarship, 38147 Kimbro Street, Fremont, CA 94536.



Samuel Magedman

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Sands, Thomas R.

Sunday, October 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

Thomas R. Sands, 74 ESCONDIDO / VALLEY CENTER-- Tom Sands was born April 22, 1936 in Chicago, Ill., to Robert and Dorothy Sands. He ..... 



Santiago Valencia

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Sara de Anda

Anda, Sara de, November 21, 1916 - October 6, 2010, A woman of strength and dignity, she was also affectionately known as "Mama Tita". She was born in Teocaltiche, Jalisco, Mexico and passed away in Los Angeles. She was laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery in Los Angeles. She was predeceased by her husband Pablo de Anda and her first son Juan de Anda. She is survived by her daughters Hortensia Sanchez, Lilia Villareal, Sara Artolozaga, Hilda de Anda, and her son Pablo de Anda. In addition she has ten grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by her family.



Scott Woolpert

Scott Woolpert, 55, of Santa Margarita, passed away suddenly of a heart attack Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010. Scott was born and raised in San Luis Obispo and lived all of his life in the county, except for the time he spent in the U.S. Navy, assigned to the Marines as a corpsman. He was a 1972 graduate of San Luis Obispo High School and attained his A.S. at Cuesta College. He went on to obtain his General Contractors License, which he used to build many custom homes in San Luis Obispo County. Scott was a talented carpenter and woodworker and could build anything. He was very generous with his talent and time, and was always willing to help everyone with any project. Scott was always collecting animals and loved birds and all wildlife. The latest addition to his animal family were his two dogs, Josie and Pepper (known to many in Santa Margarita). He enjoyed the time he was able to spend with his dogs and the walks he took in our local mountains. He also had a great love of all music and was always listening to his music or having friends and family listen to a certain song that was meaningful to him. Scott is survived by his wife, Leonore. He was the "little" brother, all 6''6" of him, to Charron O''Neill (George), Reeve Woolpert (Carole), Mark Woolpert (Patty) and Debbie Falk (Bryce). His in-law family included Leonard Sutherland Sr., Norinne Sutherland, Leonard Sutherland Jr. (Tara), Thomas Sutherland (Kathy), Penny Lorton, Nancy Sutherland and Steven Sutherland (Dava). Scott is also survived by 13 nieces; seven nephews; nine grand nieces; and six grand nephews. He was predeceased in death by his parents, Nellouise and Wickson R. Woolpert; in-laws Cathy and Richard Liebman, Michael Sutherland, Susan Sutherland, Stephanie Sutherland and James Garcia. There will be a celebration of Scott''s life at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at Santa Margarita Community Park, Estrada and H Streets in Santa Margarita. Scott always enjoyed a gathering of friends and relatives, especially a barbecue and potluck. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Woods Humane Society, 875 Oklahoma Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405.



Shelli Kaye Shimmel

Beloved wife, mother, daughter and sister died suddenly at the age of 43. She is survived by her husband John Shimmel; her four children: Sebastian Hollingworth, Sherilyn Hollingworth, Shayne Hollingworth and Haillie Shimmel; her parents William and Jacqueline Hawkins; and sisters Jaime Hawkins and Kimberley Cook. Shelli worked for many years at Whole Foods Market and was loved by her staff and coworkers. She was a bright, creative, and warm-hearted friend. Her humor and joyful approach to life will be missed by all who knew her. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. at the Odd Fellow's Lodge, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa. A trust fund in Shelli's memory to benefit her children is at Redwood Credit Union. Private interment at Santa Rosa Memorial Park. SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN & LANCE CHAPEL, 545-3747



Shirl T. (Peterson) Marsh

(Peterson) Happily went to meet her Lord and Savior on October 8, 2010 peacefully in her sleep. She was preceded in death by her husband Ellery Marsh and her parents Eric Peterson and Majorie Peterson (Peach). She was also preceded in death by her six brothers and sisters. She is survived by her sister Betty Dearing (Peterson) from Fresno, California and numerous nieces and nephews great and great- great. Shirl was born in York County, Maine in 1931, but was a life long resident of Eureka, California. She was a care-giver and proprietor in her home for a long time. She and her husband had a fishing boat and enjoyed fishing on the Ocean. Family Grave site services were held at request. She will be greatly missed by her family and special friends at Silvercrest. If you wish to make a donation in her name please make it to Silvercrest in Eureka, CA or Mad RIver Home Health Services in Arcata, CA. Please sign the guest book at



Small, Robert James

Sunday, October 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

Robert James Small, 82 VISTA -- Robert James Small passed away Monday, September 27, 2010. He was born September 26, 1928 in Spokane, Washington, .....



Smith, Lois Marie

Sunday, October 17, 2010 2:00 AM 

Lois Marie Smith ENCINITAS -- Lois Marie Smith died on Wednesday, September 8, 2010, in Carlsbad, California. She was born in 1921 in Council ..... 



Sol Ogroskin

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St. Louis Albert ESTES IV

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Stanley Arthur Martson

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Stephanie Michelle Abuan (In Memoriam)

STEPHANIE MICHELLE ABUAN OCT 17, 1988 - SEPT 8, 2005 HAPPY 22nd BIRTHDAY STEPHANIE! We thought of you today But that is nothing new We thought of you yesterday And will tomorrow, too. You are always with us Where ever we may go For what it meant to lose you Only those who love you know. Remembering our beautiful angel Is something we do each day It's the heartache of losing you That will never go away. We love and miss you so much! Kenny, Mom and Zack



Stephen Michael Sanchez Sr.

Stephen Michael Sanchez, Sr. November 17, 1956 - October 13, 2010 Visitation for Stephen Michael Sanchez, Sr. will be held at Basham Funeral Care (3312 Niles Street) on Sunday, October 17, 2010 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. with a Wake service beginning at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the Basham Funeral Care Chapel on Monday, October 18, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Bakersfield National Cemetery. Steve was born November 17, 1956 in Santa Monica, CA and he passed away on October 13, 2010 in Bakersfield, CA. He is preceded in death by his father, William Sanchez. He is survived by his wife, Tina Marie Sanchez; daughters, Christine, Anais and Evalina Sanchez; sons, Stephen Jr., Michael and Gabriel Sanchez; grandson, Tristan Wood; mother and father, Evelyn and Al Gonzalez; sister and brother-in-law, Sally and Stan Lindop; sisters, Christina Ayala and Kelly Gonzalez; mother-in-law, Julia Cisneros as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Steve dedicated his life to serving the Lord, by taking care of his family and being a loving and devoted husband, father, son and friend. He was a man of undying faith. He used his experience, strength and hope, to benefit all people in his life. He was a wonderful example of courage, forgiveness, and unconditional love. He will truly be missed. For additional service information, contact Basham Funeral Care at 873-8200. Basham Funeral Care



Storich, Albert J.

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Albert J. Storich Resident of Emeryville Died following lengthy illness, on September 24, 2010. He was 92 years old. A veteran of the United ..... 




KANTRUD, TONY BRIAN May 19, 1954 to October 4, 2010 Our beloved Brian entered God's Kingdom Monday, October 4th. Brian was born in Pelican Rapids, MN, and grew up in Chula Vista, CA. He followed in his father's footsteps in the car business and was the mechanic for "Tony's Auto Sales." He took over "Kantrud's Garage" in 1986 and has remained a business member and friend in the community. He is survived by his wife Vanessa and son Jordan Kantrud. Family survivors include mother Shirley Kantrud, brothers Tim (Pam) and Scott (Kathy), and sisters Cindy Miller (Bruce) and Barbara Lerma. His in-laws include Tom and Kaui Brown, Donna (Jeff) Merghart. Preceded in death by his father Tony Kantrud and sister Kristi. His kindness and compassion touched so many lives! Join us in the Celebration of Brian's Life: Tuesday, October 26, 2010, at 5:30 p.m., St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 580 Chula Vista, CA 619-427-5515. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to California Coast Credit Union in Jordan Kantrud (college fund) or St. Mark's Lutheran Church.



Teresa Gonzalez

Teresa Gonzalez, our beloved sister and aunt, died after a short illness in Oxnard on Oct. 14, 2010., She lived in Oxnard for all of her 88 years and we take comfort in knowing that she will be reunited with her departed family, friends and her Creator. She was born in Oxnard on Feb. 26, 1922. She had a lifelong love of music and nurtured this in all her nieces and nephews. She played piano and organ for the local churches. Teresa was very active in her Catholic faith and was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America., She earned her AA degree from Ventura College and worked for the Oxnard School District in the Migrant Education Program for 16 years. After her retirement she was able to fulfill some of her dreams by traveling to Mexico, Europe and the Holy Land. She was the family historian, gathering many photos, documents and other mementos. She was instrumental in starting the family reunions that were held for several years and where many generations of family got to know each other., While she slowed down in the last few years, she never said "no" to going out for coffee, a meal, or visiting family. She also enjoyed watching her "telenovelas.", She was preceded in death by her parents, Agustin and Anastasia Gonzalez; by her siblings, Manuel, Miguel, Guadalupe (Arellano) of Tracy, Concepcion (Ortega), and Ruth (Ruiz). She is survived by her three brothers, Vicente of Camarillo, Alfredo and sister-in-law Elena of Oxnard, Alfonso and sister-in-law Emma of Newbury Park. Teresa had many loving nieces and nephews, extended family and friends, some already departed and many still surviving her., The family would like to thank the caring and considerate staff at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard that eased her passage from this life. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18 at Reardon Funeral Home, 511 North A Street in Oxnard, with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Oxnard. Following the Mass there will be a burial ceremony at Santa Clara Cemetery on North H Street. Following the burial, a reception will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 600 South D Street in Oxnard. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that you consider a donation to your favorite charity. Teresa has been entrusted to the care of the family owned Reardon Funeral Home, 511 North A St., Oxnard; 487-1720.




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Thelma Smith Hoffberg-Weiner

Hoffberg-Weiner, Thelma Smith, Born in Poland, April 4, 1915, raised in Chicago, Illinois, died at 95, in Los Angeles, California, September 28, 2010. Beloved sister, wife, mother, grandmother. Survived by brother Bram Goldsmith (Elaine), daughter Lynne Rosen (Stan), sons Dr. Samuel J. Smith (Judith) and Barry L. Smith (Phyllis), eleven grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren.



Thomas R. Montegani

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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 Shane Reynolds

Timothy Shane Reynolds 51, passed away October 12, 2010 with his mother by his side, of Non-Hodgkin's Follicular Lymphoma cancer. Born October 31, 1958. He resided in Yuba City and Live Oak areas. Timothy was a jack of all trades. While employed in 1977 as a tire changer for Publix Mks, a tire blew off a big rig and left him totally disabled at the age of 19. Survivors include his mother, Donna E. Coleman of Portland, OR; sister, Kathryn G. Reynolds of Live Oak, CA; brother, Joel L. Drebert of Sioux Falls, SD; sisters Angel Postan and Billie Joe Dye, both of Monroe, MI; daughters: Jessica R. Miller of Daphne, AL, Shana R. Reynolds and Timi- Shane Elaine Reynolds, both of North FL; Uncle Robert "Lavon" Reynolds of Lakeland, FL; Aunt J.D. Pirkle of Lakeland, FL; Aunt Norma Reynolds Martin of Old Town, FL; Aunt Vivian Reynolds of Lakeland, FL; Aunt Lois G. Boyd (Elkins) of Elk Grove, CA; Uncle Arthur I. Elkins of Medord, OR; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father William Lamar Reynolds; Uncle Larry T. "Chint" of Cross City, FL; paternal grandparents Lilly Mae & Leo Reynolds of Lakeland, FL; maternal grandfather Joel D. Elkins of Lebanon, OR; maternal grandma Grace L. Elkins Jenkerson of Portland, OR; Aunt Marion E. Elkins Beyer of Wilsonville, OR; Uncle H.L. Reynolds of Lakeland, FL. Tim donated his body to Science Care, to help find a cure for this disease, and into the arms of Jesus Christ. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Send Condolences at



Tracy Brock-Tweeten

A resident of Windsor, passed away on October 12, 2010 at the tender age of 43. Tracy is survived by her dearly beloved husband of 20 years, Scott Brock; Loving mother of Nicole Brock; devoted daughter of Jacqueline Nelles, dear sister of Laura Goode and her husband Bill and Simone Spadoni, who Tracy often referred to as her "best friend"; brother Gregory "Egg" Tweeten and his wife Leanne, nieces Athena Valdez, Danielle Goode and Cypriana Jacqueline Tweeten, nephews Dominic Magallanes, Bill W. Goode and Takota Tweeten. She is also survived by many loving relatives. She was predeceased by her father Robert Lee Tweeten and her son Alex Brock in 1999. Tracy is lovingly remembered by her family as a woman who loved animals, life, music and being with all her family and many friends for any occasion. Her loving, caring, and giving heart will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her. " Go Raiders" Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Her Life at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa, CA on Saturday, October 23, 2010 beginning at 3:00PM. Daniels Chapel of the Roses Funeral and Cremation Services 525-3730




RIBBEL, VIRGINIA I. San Diego Has Lost A Grand and Colorful Lady Virginia I. Ribbel passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family in Oceanside on October 6, 2010. She was born in 1913 to Katherine E. and Jewel Isaacson in San Diego. Virginia was preceded in death by her two brothers, Bud and Ed, and sister, Margaret. She graduated from Our Lady of Peace Academy and San Diego State College, where she majored in Art, swam competitively, and was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. Virginia was working at the 1935 Exposition in Balboa Park when she met and later married Arthur A. Ribbel, a UC Berkeley English and History graduate. They were married for 55 years. Arthur Ribbel was a San Diego Union Tribune journalist and Copley News Service Bureau Chief. They lived and raised two children, Arthur and Andrea, in Mission Beach. In 1959, they moved to Sacramento for Arthur's position with Copley. After retirement, Arthur wrote a column titled "Yesterday in The West", for the San Diego Union. His column appeared in the Sunday Travel section of the paper for seventeen years. Virginia did all the illustrations for Arthur's column, which was a source of joy, adventure and recognition for them both. She continued to live her life in that spirit even after Arthur's passing. Even into her 97th year of life, Virginia filled her days with her interests and friends. She was a passionate bridge player and belonged to many bridge groups over the years. She was also an award winning artist with work hung in numerous art galleries throughout California. She belonged to several art leagues and art organzitions. She was fun, warm and wonderful. She will be greatly missed. Virginia is survived by her son, Arthur A. Ribbel (Patricia), daughter, Andrea Stare (Bob Freeman), and niece, Katie Eddy (Roland), as well as four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, one grandniece, one grandnephew, and four great-grandnieces and nephews. Her family would like give their warmest thanks to all of her caregivers in the last five months of her life. There will be a Memorial Mass on November 4, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at the Mission San Luis Rey Chapel, 4050 Mission Ave., Oceanside. At 11:45 a.m., there will be a brief inurnment ceremony in the garden cemetery. A reception ceremony will be in the clubhouse at Oceana East, 3088 Rosemary Way, Oceanside.



Venida Evelyn Shaw

VENIDA EVELYN SHAW SEP 26, 1959 - OCT 14, 2010 Born in Modesto, 51 years ago, passed away on October 14, 2010. Her struggles are over, her pain is gone. Survived by her mother, Elsie Shaw; sisters, Velinda Tackett (Ron) and Vedina Beard (Steve); brother, C.W. Shaw (Debbie), 3 nieces and 4 nephews, 1 great-niece and 1 great-nephew. She is preceded in death by her father, Charles Shaw. Graveside service will be held at 1:30pm, Wed, Oct 20th, at Lakewood Memorial Park, 900 Santa Fe Ave, Hughson.



Verne King

Verne King October 25, 1922 - October 10, 2010 Verne King, longtime area resident, got his angel wings early Sunday Morning, October 10, 2010. Verne has been a regular at the local watering holes and breakfast joints since the early forties. Born in Redding CA, Verne moved to Eureka with his family in the late 1930's. He told stories of driving Hwy 299 with his brother Ray in a Model T. Verne's first wife, Ruth, passed away in 1958 at the age of 36. Verne has been known as a family man and a hard worker. He has many natural, adopted, and step children. Verne is survived by his ex wife and mother of his children, Nola King. His children are, Ray, Dan, Kelly, Randy, Rita (Sis), and Tony. Verne is grandpa and great grandpa to many grandchildren. Verne started his career in Eureka with his brother Ray and Ossie Bussel as the co-owner of Rosewood Body Shop. Making a career change, he started driving gas engine log trucks. He told his sons about the flames shooting out of the stacks. His next log truck was the first Waukesha Dodge diesel log truck. He said it came with a live mechanic. Other firsts that Verne achieved with his log trucks were, one of the first with a jake break, turbo, and power steering. In the sixties, Verne expanded his business and ran pink trucks with red pin striping (Sis's choice) that he painted himself. Note: Verne was also color blind. In the seventies, he taught his boys to drive log trucks and that almost killed him. He retired after forty three years of hauling logs. Verne was well known for his bountiful vegetable and flower gardens. He spent most of his retirement gardening and tinkering in the shop. He cared for many orphaned pets who became part of the family but he never admitted to liking them. Verne was one of the kindest old timers. If you would like to join the family in celebrating Verne's life, please join us at the VFW Hall in Willow Creek, Saturday the 23rd of October at 3:00 pm Care is under the direction of Paul's Chapel, 1070 H Street, Arcata, California. Condolences may be left at Please sign the guestbook at



Vincente J. Reza

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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 F. Noble Holt

1915 -2010 Virginia was the youngest of five children raised in the small town of Mott, ND. Summers were spent swimming and jumping off of the bridge on the Cannonball River; snowy winters were spent curled up with a book. She was on the honor roll in High School and after graduation she and a friend went to college in Portland. She later moved to San Francisco to continue her education, but on her way to class she saw a poster for Red Cross volunteers, signed up and served in Guam and New Caledonia 1944 - 1945. After the war she worked briefly in Los Angeles before moving back to Sausalito. She loved the Bay area and spent her early adult years, enjoying friends, playing bridge and dancing the nights away to the big bands. During this time she met her husband, John Holt, and started their family of four girls in Concord, CA. before moving south to Whittier, CA. Virginia worked as a librarian, a bookkeeper, and after studying library science at Fullerton State, as the librarian for Instructional Materials for Lowell Joint School District. She retired to Santa Cruz, and traveled in Europe and Asia before joining two of her daughters in Arcata, CA in 1998. Virginia was deeply engaged in civic and political life wherever she lived. As the VP of the League of Women Voters in Concord, she lived what she believed: that we must be informed voters. She had a wonderful talent for surrounding herself with intelligent and interesting people, and she loved nothing more than getting together with family and friends for a good discussion. She was intolerant of intolerance, and always mindful of those less fortunate. She laughed easily, and loved geography, golf, babies, and books. She gave the coziest hugs, smiled sweetly, left us the blessing of wonderful memories, and will be missed tremendously. Virginia is survived by her four daughters and their families: Sue "Penny" Holt and Ed Saunders, of Arcata, CA, Leslie and Scott Dupree of San Diego, CA, Kate and John Monahan of Arcata, CA, Jennifer and Jim Dwyer of Montclair, NJ. She was very proud of her five grandchildren who are all avid readers: Kyle and Andrew Dupree, Emi Monahan, and Brendan and Ian Dwyer The family would like to thank the Arcata community and many friends for extending their hearts and families to include our Mom in her final years. A special thanks to the wonderful caregivers and friends at Timber Ridge in McKinleyville and Eureka, and a note of gratitude to the outstanding staff at Hospice for their support and guidance through these precious final months. Please consider donations to Hospice of Humboldt and the Light House of the North Coast. Support your Local Libraries and small Independent Book Stores. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of her life on Sunday Oct 24th from 2:00 to 5:00PM at 1165 15th St, Arcata, Ca. Please sign the guest book at



Vivian Claire Fonseca

Vivian was born to Matthew W. and Vivian C. Breslin in San Francisco, CA on April 14, 1931. She attended Mission High School where she was active with the Drama Department, and worked summers as a Counselor at the Girl's Scout Camp on the Russian River. Upon graduating she attended City College of San Francisco and worked part time in the accounting department at Emporium. She transferred to San Francisco State University where she earned a Bachelor's of Arts. While attending college, she met Arturo Augusto Fonseca, a charismatic Portuguese immigrant. "The Chemistry knocked her off her feet" as she would re-tell the story with a dreamy gaze and a chuckle. They would later marry and enjoy almost 50 years of marriage, raising four children, until Art's passing in 2002. Upon moving to Sonoma she returned to school to earn a teaching credential, among the first graduating class at Sonoma State University. She taught for many years in the valley including 22 years at El Verano School. Her favorite was the fourth grade. Her passion for Art, particularly oil on canvas brought her along with friends, family, art classes and more to visit hundreds of museums. She loved to paint and sketch; her talent was finding everyday architecture among Sonoma's vines and transforming them into striking pieces. A zealous world traveler, she would beg her husband to pull off the side of the road so she could snap a photograph of something she would later paint. She was active in the valley community; with strong Catholic faith she belonged to St. Leo's Parish since the Establishment, where throughout the years she taught religious education, and enjoyed lecturing, as well as religious dramatizations. She regularly participated in local theater, and was an active member of the Sonoma Historical Society, Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, and the Valley of the Moon Art Society. She loved volunteering at the Sonoma Depot Museum, bringing to life a historical character when a school field trip came - complete with an accent. Through her old age, she would warmly be stopped at the grocery store by former students from 30 years ago saying hello. A consummate optimist, eagerly transforming into the ages of cell phones and internet she continued to read and study, never slowing down. More than anything she loved time with her family and friends, outdoor activities like camping in the redwoods, road trip to Montana, picnics at wineries, and visiting California missions. She is survived by her siblings: Bob Breslin of Sebastopol, Phyllis Del Firontino of American Canyon, her children: Matt (Cristina) Fonseca of Geneva, Switzerland, Paul (Teresa) Fonseca of Cotati, Jane Fonseca of Sonoma, and Thomas (Cheryl) Fonseca of Rohnert Park. Her grandchildren: Meridith, Tanya, Victor, Peter, Erin Rose, Grant, and Sophia (all Fonseca's). Friends are invited to attend a funeral Mass on Friday, October 22, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Leo's Catholic Church, Agua Caliente Rd., Sonoma. A vigil will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at Duggan's Mission Chapel, 525 West Napa St., Sonoma. Interment will be held at Valley Cemetery, Sonoma. DUGGAN'S MISSION CHAPEL




BALL Sr., WILLIAM JAMES May 23, 1920 to Sept. 16, 2010 Lemon Grove, California - William James Ball, Sr. passed away on September 16, 2010, after suffering a stroke. He passed away peacefully with his wife and family surrounding him. Bill was born in Willow Springs, Missouri to Clarence Gilmore Ball and Mary Frances Warren Ball. Raised primarily in Drumright, Oklahoma, he joined the National Guard after finishing high school. His guard unit was mobilized in 1940 and he was transferred to the 120th Combat Battalion, in the 45th Infantry Division of the US Army. It was during his assignment at Camp Barkeley, Texas in 1941 that he met Elizabeth Maude Brady. They married on October 31, 1941. Bill's Army unit was ordered to Panama in January 1942. After his return from Panama in 1943 he served at several other military bases until his release from the Army in 1945. Bill and Betty settled in San Diego. Bill completed an apprenticeship at North Island and became a lathe machinist. He worked at Straza Industries (later Ametek) in El Cajon, California for nearly thirty years. Bill was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Spring Valley, California, and worked with the Theater Organ Society of San Diego to restore the church's pipe organ after it was destroyed by fire. Bill loved music and high fidelity audio equipment, and he collected jazz and popular music in many different forms. He and Betty also loved camping, particularly hiking and backpacking in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. After retirement, he travelled extensively throughout North America. He also enjoyed fishing. Bill is survived by his wife of 68 years, Betty Ball, Lemon Grove, California, his four children, Jim Ball (Nancy), Cincinnati, Ohio, John Ball (Edna), Whittier, California, Eileen Stolz, Northglenn, Colorado, and Steve Ball (Pauline), El Cajon, California. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by both his brother Raymond Ball and his sister Mary (Ball) Weese. A memorial service will be held at the Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3902 Kenwood Drive, Spring Valley, California, at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 24, 2010. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bill's favorite charity: Team Parkinson, 6412 Broadway Avenue, Whittier, California, 90606 (



Wesley Leo Wright

Wesley Leo Wright 1930 - 2010 Born April 24, 1930 in Brookfield, Missouri and passed away October 13, 2010 in Bakersfield, California. A viewing is scheduled on Monday, October 18th, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Mission Family Mortuary. Graveside services with full military honors will be held Tuesday, October 19th, 10:00 a.m., at Hillcrest Memorial Park. He was the third of seven children born to James Omer and Eula Wright. After high school he served aboard the USS Toledo during the, . In January 1953 he married Jeanette Walker who has passed away. He spent many years as a construction carpenter. They belonged to a dune buggy club and enjoyed camping and had several recreational vehicles. He was known as "Bluebird" to his CB members. He is survived by Olen Wright, Dick Wright in Missouri, Bill Wright and Don Wright of Bakersfield. For service or floral information call Mission Family Mortuary at 323-3339. Mission Family Mortuary



William (Bill) Niskern

William (Bill) Niskern, Bill unexpectedly passed away at his home on September 22, 2010 he was 55., Bill is survived by his wife Dona, four boys, Kyle, Dustin, Rusty, and Cody., Please visit:, for more information., A Celebration of Bill's Life will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at the Applegate Civic Center Club from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Please join us for a potluck and memories of Bill.



William Anthony Williamson III

Bill Williamson, beloved husband, loving father and grandfather passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 after a very courageous battle with brain cancer., He fought a tough fight and never, never gave up! Bill was born in Huntington, West Virginia in 1941 to Bill and Loretta Williamson and moved with his family to South Bend, Indiana when he was twelve. He graduated from John Adams High School and attended Purdue University where he graduated in 1963 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He served in the Army for two years where he was stationed at the Pentagon., In 1965 Bill moved to California where he worked at Hughes Aircraft for six years. During this time he attended University of Southern California and received a degree of Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. Bill was an extremely hard worker and throughout the years was involved in many small engineering companies. He always liked the freedom that a small company offered and was an amazing creative person both at work and in his personal life. He loved designing and building... spending many weekends and nights working in the garage. At one time he even designed and did the majority of the construction of a complete second story addition to his first home., His creativity also was apparent when he worked many hours in his yard and gardens. He passed on many of these skills to his children! Bill loved spending time with his family. He loved the outdoors, and there were many family ski trips, sailing trips, hiking trips, fishing trips, and camping trips. In the most recent years he spent time every summer with his children and grandchildren at Lake Tahoe. We all have fond memories of these wonderful times together., Bill is survived by his best friend, "partner" and wife, Suzanne and his blended family of five children, Peter (Bien), Tom (Kathleen), Nicole (Rodney), Bill (Kate) and Christine (Craig). In addition he will always be remembered as Grandpa Bill by Jordan, Taylor, Bailey, Max, Keely, Calvin, Savannah, Grace, Remi, Jack, Audrey and TJ. He is also survived by his sister Barbara Forsythe of South Bend, Indiana., A memorial service is planned for Monday, October 18 at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Thousand Oaks.



William Dalton

William M. Dalton, 89, was born in Stoak, Mo., and died peacefully Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at his home. Survivors include his daughter, Kim Widger, and son, Dennis Dalton. Burial, with military honors, will be at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, at the Bakersfield National Cemetery.



William Frederick O'Connell

O'Connell, William Frederick MD passed away September 29, 2010 at the age of 88. Born November 11, 1921 in Providence, Rhode Island, Fred received his undergraduate degree from Brown University and graduated from Yale University School of Medicine prior to completing his residency at Duke University. He served in the Navy during WWII. Fred was a long time resident of Tustin, CA where he practiced Pediatrics and served as Chief of Staff at Children's Hospital of Orange County from 1972 -1974. He later moved to Ensenada, Mexico and then to Red Bluff, CA in 2005. Survivors include daughters, Carol, Kathleen and Karen of Red Bluff, Rebecca Irvin of Anaheim, Cynthia Jobb of San Diego and Laurie Barrett of Valencia; brother, Tom O'Connell of Boston, MA; seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Services in northern California will be held at Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers in Red Bluff on October 18th at 2 pm. Services in southern California will be held at The Waverley Chapel at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana, CA on Thursday, November 11th at 2:30 pm. Donations can be made in Fred's name to the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation @



William Friede

William Merrill Friede March 7, 1930 - October 1, 2010 A native San Franciscan and a thirty-three year resident of Piedmont passed away after a brief illness. Bill is survived by his loving wife of forty years, Barbara Barker Friede, two nephews and four nieces. He was a member of the San Francisco investment community for fifty years and was a proud member of The Society of California Pioneers. Bill enjoyed travel, opera and driving his antique Mercedes. At his request, there will be no services.



William Hoffeld

WILLIAM "BILL" HOFFELD, 70, of Lompoc died Thursday, October 14, 2010. Starbuck-Lind Mortuary, directors. 



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William O. "Bill" James

William "Bill" O. James 1920 - 2010 Bill passed away October 9, 2010. He was 90 years old, born in Enid, OK on April 17, 2010. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Clarise V. James, daughter Beverly Wyant and son in law Allen Wyant, three grandchildren, Cindy Bahl, Christy Michal and Steve Wyant, six great-grandchildren, Angela Hughey, Rachelle Woods, Justin and Katie Wyant and Kyle and Christopher Michal. Bill worked in the aircraft and space exploration industry for 28 years. After a successful career there he moved to Shasta Lake City. Bill was also the head of the maintenance department at Shasta County Hospital for 15 years which he retried from. Bill and Clarise began traveling and enjoying square dancing. Services are pending at Lawncrest Funeral Chapel. Please sign the guestbook at



William Pieter "Bill" Vanden

William Pieter "Bill" Vanden, BrandHorninge, Resident of Santa Nella, Sept. 03, 1934-Oct. 06, 2010, William, loving husband, Papa, Opa, Oom, brother and friend to many, was preceded in death of his loving wife Riek on October 15th 2009. William is survived by his children, Stef and Shawn, Ellis and Chuck, Frank and Sharon, Pieter and Renee; grandchildren, Joey, Tierra, Dalton, Kyle, Ethan, Chase and Sydney. William, or Bill, to many of his friends, was well known and respected throughout the San Jose area for his contribution to the soccer community and league development and will be missed by all his former players and fellow coaches., In the early evening of October 6th, 2010, William passed away peacefully in his sleep with his family by his side and is now back together with his loving wife Riek., A memorial service will be held on Thursday October 21 2010 at 10:00am at West Hills Community Church, 16695 DeWitt Avenue in Morgan Hill. In lieu of flowers, please continue the fight against ALS-Lou Gehrig's disease and donate to the Greater Bay Area Chapter at, or Breast Cancer at



Young Chul KANG

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