Abdullah "Albert" Bajalia Age 88, passed away peacefully in San Francisco, October 14, 2010. Dearly beloved husband of Esma Bajalia; loving father of Joy, Rhonda, Sybil and John; cherished grandfather of four. Friends and family may attend the Vigil Service on Monday at 7:30 pm and the Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 10:00 am ALL at St. Thomas More Church, 1300 Junipero Serra Blvd., SF. Committal Holy Cross Cemetery.
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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 www.caminodelsolfuneralhome.com. 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 L. Curran July 14, 1913 - October 16, 2010 Died peacefully at home on October 16, 2010. Born in Hawaii on July 14, 1913. Moved to Angel Island when she was a year old and grew up there with her mother and father Mary and Hugh Mooney. Her 3 brothers Charles, Cyril and Eugene Mooney, all deceased and 3 sisters, Dolores (Dolly) who was her twin sister, deceased, Kathleen and Barbara. She lived on Angel Island until she graduated at St. Peter High School in San Francisco. She married Philip Curran (deceased). She is the mother of Robert, Michael (deceased) and John Curran. She is the grandmother of Mary Volker, Mike, Joe and Tim Curran and Mike Curran of Myrtle Beach, North Carolina. She is the great grandmother of Nick, Ashley and LeAnna Volker. She is the great great grandmother of Leilani. Mother-in-law of Karen and Arlene Curran. She is survived by her two sisters Kathleen Kehan and Barbara Nelson. Her 2 children Robert and John, 4 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. She worked at St. Mary's hospital, San Francisco. She was a member of St. Cecilia Church and was active in Lady Guild organizations. She loved her family and they loved and enjoyed her. She will always be remembered for her wonderful smile, her kindness, the way she loved roses and the Giants. Friends may visit Thursday October 21st, 6:30pm with a Rosary 7pm followed by a Funeral Mass Friday October 22nd, 11am all at St. Cecilia Church (17th Ave. and Vicente S.F.) Committal Holy Cross Cemetery Colma. The family asks that any donations be made to Pathways Hospice, 395 Oyster Point Blvd., Suite 128, South San Francisco, CA 94080.
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, 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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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Happy Birthday!! In Loving Memory of Denise Barrow Sunrise: October 18, 1966 Sunset: May 15, 2007 Mr. & Mrs. Barrow, Your son Malik, Sister .....
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, www.mccunechapel.com.
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, 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 www.vacahillschapel.com. Arrangements by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233.
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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 www.mysantapaulafuneralhome.com. 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, 44, of Dixon, passed away on Friday, Oct. 8, in Sacramento., She was born on Dec. 23, 1965, in Sacramento., A visitation will be held on Sunday, Oct. 17, from 3 to 6 p.m., with a Rosary at 4:30 p.m., at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home., A Mass with Father Dan Madigan and Father Carlos Farfan officiating will follow on Monday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a college fund that has been set up for her daughter, Megan, in honor of Celeste at First Northern Bank in Dixon. Donations can also be made to St. Peter's Food Locker or Sacramento Food Bank., Arrangements are under the direction of Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 678-2189, www.miltoncarpenter.com.,
Charles T. Dissel Age 82, passed away quietly on Sept. 30, 2010 with the same dignity and perseverance that distinguished his entire life. Charles, the last child of Albert and Anna Dissel, was born on March 15, 1928 in Seattle, WA. He grew up in a large family with brothers Albert and J. Kelton and sisters Marie, Annette, and Dorothy, all deceased. Mr. Dissel never married. After graduation from high school Charles worked until called to serve his country in the Army. In 1951 he was assigned to a unit in Funabashi, Japan that supported the re-establishment of Japan's manufacturing capabilities in the post-war era. He very much enjoyed Asian culture and revisited Japan later in life. Upon discharge from the Army he enrolled at the, and graduated with a Business degree in Accounting. After working a short period on the East Coast, Mr. Dissel relocated to San Francisco where he spent his professional career with the Del Monte Corporation. He remained in San Francisco after his retirement in 1986 and for the rest of his life. Charles enjoyed sports, particularly baseball, bowling , golf and the '49ers. He was very attached to the people and businesses of the Richmond neighborhood where he lived for over forty years and was known to all as "Charlie". He looked forward to the Army and company reunions he often attended and his trips to visit relatives around the country. But, what brought him the most pleasure was touring visiting friends and relatives around San Francisco. Charles was a virtual ambassador for San Francisco. He possessed an encyclopedic knowledge of the area's points of interest, a detailed understanding of all its transportation services, and a personal history with almost every section of the city. Charles is greatly missed by his local San Francisco friends and his fourteen nieces and nephews living throughout the Western United States. He would want us to remember him by being especially respectful and tolerant of others, as he was, and by enjoying life's simple pleasures. The entire family wishes to thank the medical personnel and family members who have assisted Charles throughout the period of his illness, and to extend special thanks to the Sutter Visiting Nurse Hospice Team. At Charles' request there will be a family memorial service in Seattle.
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 .
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CoraMarie Weddle, a resident of Petaluma for 35 years and a beloved Mendocino County educator, passed away peacefully on September 28 at Orchard Park Assisted Living and Memory Care Community in Clearlake. She is survived by son Mark and wife Karen, daughter Marion Grant and husband Frank, and four grandchildren, Jessica, Scott, and Carolyn Weddle, and Frank Grant III, and two great grandchildren, Gabriel and Leo Grant. CoraMarie was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1920. Her family moved to San Jose where she attended elementary school, high school, and San Jose State, where she earned her bachelor's degree and elementary school teaching credential. CoraMarie began teaching in Bishop, California. Shortly thereafter, a chance meeting at the LA Greyhound bus depot led to an acquaintanceship with a University of Idaho forestry student from Pasadena named Arthur "Jack" Weddle. She and Jack were married in 1944. Following World War II, CoraMarie accompanied her husband during his career with the U.S. Forest Service. From 1951 to 1955, they lived at Seiad Valley, Happy Camp, and Canby in Northern California. In 1955, they moved to Eel River Ranger Station on the Mendocino National Forest, 13 miles east of Covelo. From 1955 to 1963, CoraMarie taught at Round Valley Indian Reservation Elementary School and later at Round Valley Elementary School. In 1963, the family moved to Ukiah where CoraMarie taught kindergarten at Frank Zeek Elementary School. CoraMarie retired from teaching after she and Jack moved to Fresno in 1971. In 1975, they moved to Petaluma, where she resided until her passing. (Jack passed away in 2001.) CoraMarie will be remembered as a "kind, gentle soul" with many friends spanning multiple decades. She was a superb cook and a gracious hostess. She loved music and was a Santa Rosa Symphony season ticket holder, attending symphony concerts until the last years of life. Proud of her Danish heritage, CoraMarie joined the Petaluma Danish Sisterhood Lodge and was an active member for 31 years. She was also active in the American Association for University Women, Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary society of women educators, and the American Field Service, an involvement that started in 1964 when the family hosted an exchange student from Salzburg, Austria. Services will be held October 23 at 11:00 AM at the United Church of Christ, 825 Middlefield Dr., Petaluma. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the United Church of Christ, Hospice, or to an organization or charity of your choice. CoraMarie loved the symphony, Public Broadcasting, national parks, and other organizations supporting wildlife and youth.
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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.
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DAVIDSON, Roland Arthur August 1, 1939 - August 31, 2010 Roland Davidson of Santa Barbara, a retired Probation Officer died August 31. He grew up in Santa Barbara, graduated from Santa Barbara High School and UCSB with a degree in psychology.
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, died on Friday Oct. 8, in Dixon. He was born on July 1, 1940., Arrangements will be made by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, Dixon, 693-0292 www.bryanbraker.com.
It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of David Foster Crandall. Born on July 11, 1940, in Berkeley, David grew up in the Berkeley Hills, where he attended Berkeley High School., After high school, he attended San Jose State University. David entered the United States Army in 1961. After the Army, he worked for the San Jose Police Department. In 1966, he became a proud member of the California Highway Patrol, where he served until his retirement in 1995., In his spare time, David loved golf, working on his 40 Chevys and attending church., David is survived by his wife, Lucy; and his children, Elida Mena, Henrriette Mena, David Andrew Crandall, David Glenn Crandall, Daniel Crandall and Katie Crandall., A service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 14, at 11 a.m. at United Methodist Church, 209 North Jefferson St., Dixon, Calif., 678-2191., The family requests that donations in David's memory be made to Allendale Union Church., Interment will be private at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon., Arrangements are by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home - Dixon, 693-0292. Sign our guest book at www.bryanbraker.com.,
A funeral service for David M. DeWitt of Southbury will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. at South Britain Con-gregational Church, E. Flat Hill Rd. (Rt.172) Southbury. Burial will be private. Calling hours will be held at the Southbury Funeral Home of Munson-Love-tere, 235 Main St. North on Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. Online condolences may be made through
Debbie was active in the United Methodist Church for her entire life, serving both in the choir and as choir director in multiple locations, including the Nuremburg Philharmonic in Germany. For the past four years, she has been the choir director at the Travis Air Force Base Protestant Chapel., Debbie is survived by her loving husband of 2 1/2 years, Fred Daniels; two sons, Skip Leasure (Reme) of Spokane, Wash., and Randy Leasure of San Francisco; grandsons, Jacob and Joshua Leasure of San Diego, and Noah Covey-Leasure of Spokane, Wash.; sister, Teresa Cline (Dave) of Vacaville, Calif.; brother Elmer J. Schroeder Jr. (Deanne) of Willoughby, Ohio; 2 step-children, Michael Daniels (Heidi) of Springfield, Va., and Susan Joy Draper (Ben) of Omaha, Neb.; step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by father, Elmer J. Schroeder Sr. (1972); mother, Janet D. Keiffer (2002); and sister, Mary Kay Schroeder (2000)., A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Community United Methodist Church, 1875 Fairfield Ave., Fairfield, Calif., on Oct. 30, 2010, at 11 a.m. The family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society in her name.,
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, fairfieldfuneral-home.com.
(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.
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
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.
January 31, 1933 - October 9, 2010 Doris J. Fischer, daughter to Ralph B. Crandall and Dorothy Loomis was born in Joplin, Mo. on January 30, 1933. She died October 9, 2010 in her home surrounded by loving family after a year-long battle with cancer. She is survived by her brother, Ralph Crandall of Palm Springs, Calif.; son, James Fischer of Corvallis, Ore.; and daughters, Janice Smith of Redding, Calif. and Loretta Prince of Anderson, Calif.; grandchildren and great grandchildren. Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Fischer; daughter, Ginger Prince; brother, Loomis Crandall; and two granddaughters, Tara and Jolea Prince. She enjoyed playing golf, bowling, painting, creating stained glass and wintering in Palm Desert, Calif. while enjoying summers in Corvallis, Ore. A non-denominational service will be held for Doris at the McHenry Funeral Home in Corvallis, Ore. starting at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 16, 2010. Burial will follow at Oak Lawn Memorial Park. For on-line condolences go to www.McHenry Funeral Home.com.
Doris Marie Steffey was born in Springville, Utah, on May 21, 1924. Her job as an executive secretary with U.S. Steel took her to San Francisco in the 1950s, and she lived in the Bay Area the rest of her life., In 1961, she met George R. Steffey through mutual friends, and they discovered a shared love of bowling and coin collecting. They were married in September of that year. In September of 1962, Doris gave birth to their only child, Susan Denise., In the late '60s, the family moved to Vacaville, and shortly thereafter, Doris went to work as a secretary for the Vacaville Unified School District, for whom she worked until her retirement in the 1980s. Doris loved collecting antiques, painting, reading, movies, and caring for cats who needed her., Doris died peacefully on Sept. 25 of congestive heart failure. She is survived by her husband, George, of Fairfield; daughter, Susan Milikien (Doug) of Lafayette; granddaughter, Gabriela of Lafayette; her sister, Verna Garrett of Provo, Utah; and many, much-loved nephews and nieces. A private memorial service will be held later this month in Springville, Utah., As a life-long lover of cats, Doris would be honored for donations to be made to: The Solano Feral Cat Group, http://solanoferals.org, 421-5515.,
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.
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Dorothy F. Beelard, 82, of Vacaville, died on Friday, Oct. 8, in Vacaville., She was born on May 3, 1928, in Broken Bow, Okla., A graveside service will be held on Friday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. at Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery, 522 Elmira Road, Vacaville., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.
Dorothy Beelard, 82, passed away at home in her sleep, with her family around her., Dorothy was born in Broken Bow, Okla., to John and Tinnie Swafford. The Swafford family moved to California in 1935. Dorothy married Verne Beelard on Nov. 2, 1945. They raised three sons, Verne, Billy and Wayne. The family owned and operated Beelard Chevron for more than 40 years. Dorothy enjoyed her family and friends gatherings at her home, all of her grandchildren and the occasional trip to the casinos. Her sense of humor, her zest for life, and her feisty personality will be forever missed., Dorothy was preceded in death by her son, Billy. She is survived by husband, Verne; sons, Verne and Wayne; daughter-in-law, Toni; and five grandchildren., Graveside service will be held on Friday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. at Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of McCune Garden, 448-5646. Online guestbook www.mccunechapel.com.,
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 (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 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 thetrevorproject.org, to help stop teen suicide.
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.
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.
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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.
Loonam, Francis Elson Jr., passed away peacefully in the early morning on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. He was 82 years of age. Frank was born in 1928, in Tacoma, Washington, where he grew up. He attended Bellarmine College Preparatory School where he played football and was active in student government. During his senior year Frank was elected class president. Over the course of his life, Frank kept in touch with many of the dear friends he met while attending Bellarmine. After high school, Frank attended Seattle University where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Upon college graduation he served as a Lieutenant in the
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.
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 M. Butler, lifelong resident of Danbury, passed away October 10, 2010, after a brief illness. He was 85. Frank is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothea (Schaaf) Butler; their two sons, Gary S. Butler of Moretown, Vt. and Russell F. Butler of Haddam; and one grandson, Daryl Butler. He was prede-ceased by his brother, Edmond Butler. Frank graduated Danbury High School in 1942 and served in the U. S. Navy from 1943 to 1946. In 1948, Frank met his bride at the Walter's Dude Ranch in Peekskill, N.Y. where they both worked summers as wranglers. The years at the dude ranch were some of their favorite memories. Frank competed in rodeos as a young cowboy until he broke his leg riding a bucking horse. Frank worked for 35 years as a quality control inspector at Consolidated Controls Corporation, now Eaton. Mr. Butler along with Ken Woodcock, started Boy Scout Troop #128 for mentally challenged boys. Frank was also a member of the Danbury Kiwanis Club. Dad was a great father, could fix anything and was a talented mechanic. He had a quick wit, laughed easily and was a voracious reader. Frank will be missed by his family and many friends in the Danbury area. Cards of sympathy may be sent to Dorothea Butler c/o Bethel Health Care 13 Parklawn Dr. Bethel, CT 06810 #216. Services will be held in Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St. Danbury, CT on October 23, 2010, at 1 p.m. No calling hours. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Frank's name to Special Olympics, 1133 19th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20036.
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
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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.,
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."
In Loving Memory Of, Gene Sincich, PhD, Aug. 14, 1946 - Oct. 19, 2008, Chemist, Teacher, Eagle Scout, "It is not the length of life but the depth of life.", Dear Gene, Two years have passed, but you're still very much missed and will never be forgotten. You worked so hard for everything you achieved in life, and your smile could light up a room! Your legacy will live on through continued support of the causes and interests that were important to you. Love, Ginny, family and friends.
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
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Gertrude Marie Booth, a resident of Sacramento, Napa and Antioch, passed away peacefully on Oct. 15, 2010 at Our Lady of Fatima Villa in Saratoga, Calif. after a courageous 2 1/2 year battle after s
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Mildred "Maxine" Ginesi TEMECULA -- Born November 13, 1923 in Grove City, Pa., Maxine passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2010. She is survived .....
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.
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Guadalupe "Lupe" Rubio, 53, a resident of Indio, Calif. passed away in Palm Springs, Calif. on October 11, 2010. Born in Indio on May 2, 1957 to Manuel Hernandez and Maria D. Romero. He was a Energy Tech for the Gas Company for 29 years. Mr. Rubio is survived by his wife, Sylvia Rubio of Indio; son, Anthony Santino Rubio; and daughter, Marisa (Alex) Sifuentes, both of Indio; grandchildren, Marea and Devin, both of Indio; five brothers, Ramiro of Idaho, Juan of La Quinta, Calif., Eduardo of Indio, Daniel of Indio and Jose of Colorado; and five sisters, Rosemary Avery of Morongo Valley, Calif., Juana McKeen of Madera, Esther Montez of Arizona, Helen Brunell of Indio and Vicky Hass of Utah. Friends may call for visitation at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Indio on Thursday, October 14, 2010 between the hours of 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Indio on Friday, October 15, 2010 at the hour of 8:30 AM with burial to follow at the Coachella Valley Cemetery. FitzHenry-Wiefels, Indio Directors.
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.
Helen Marie Gannon Thiel, a lifelong resident of the Bay Area and pioneering woman in real estate business, died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, Oct. 10, in Vacaville, five years to the day after her husband died. She was 88., Mrs. Thiel was born in San Francisco on March 11, 1922, the only child of an Irish immigrant father and native San Franciscan mother. She graduated from St. Joseph's Notre Dame High School in Alameda in 1940. She worked for many years as a switchboard operator in San Francisco in the 1940s before embarking on a career in real estate when few women were in the then-male-dominated industry., Mrs. Thiel loved to gamble and she was frequently flown up to Harrah's as a guest of the casino., She played bingo on Thursdays in Vacaville for many years, often playing upward of 12 sheets., Mrs. Thiel is survived by her grandsons, Todd C. Thiel of Pleasanton and Timothy R. Thiel of San Diego; her son, Richard Thiel of Oakley; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Owens of Tracy; as well as her wonderful neighbors and friends on Fruitvale Road in Vacaville., Howard Frederick Thiel, her husband and best friend of 60 years, who died on Oct. 10, 2005 at the age of 88, predeceased Mrs. Thiel., At Mrs. Thiel's request, there will be no formal services. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association , National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., FL 17, Chicago, IL 60601., All arrangements entrusted to the care of Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700.,
Henry "Larry" Wilkalis, age 89 of Danbury. October 16, 2010. Husband of the late Sophie (Kroll) Wilkalis. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 20th at 11:30 a.m. in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Danbury. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery. The family will received friends in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury on Wednesday morning from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m.
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Herman Joseph Fuetsch July 6, 1918 - Sept. 29, 2010 The Fuetsch Boys - Marty, John and Ken 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 the Westminster Presbyterian Church at 240 Tiburon Boulevard in Tiburon, California on Wednesday October 20 at 4:00 P.M. Reception immediately following. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Senior Access, 70 Skyview Terrace, San Rafael, Ca 94903 or, The "Celebration of Life" precedes a memorial service at St. Patrick's Church on Friday October 22.
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In Memory JAIME RODRIGUEZ Jr. Oct. 18 1987 - July 26 2007
BURROWS, JESSIE M. July 26,1925 to Sept. 21, 2010 Jessie May Burrows passed away on September 21, 2010 at the age of 85 after a lengthy illness. Jessie was born in Coronado, California on July 26, 1925, the seventh of eight siblings. Her parents, Walter Burrows and Kate Mercer Burrows, had immigrated to the United States from England via Canada a few years before her birth, and had settled in this small seaside community just across the bay from San Diego. Like all her brothers and sisters, Jessie attended the local Coronado schools and graduated from Coronado High School in 1942. She then continued her education at San Diego State University graduating in 1947 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Shortly after, Jessie "signed on" with the San Diego County Department of Social Services and spent the next 38 years of her professional life providing social work services to the citizens of San Diego. She did take a two-year "hiatus" from these professional duties from 1968-69 resuming her studies and attaining a MSW degree at the University of Southern California. During her official 36-year career with the County DSS, she worked as a case worker/social worker, a supervisor and a Program Manager in various departments and divisions. Even after her "official" retirement, Jessie was always willing to return to the County DSS offices to help out with temporary assignments when needed. Jessie's commitment to people extended well beyond her 5-day, 40-hour work week. She was known as a consummate volunteer and over the years she provided hands-on assistance and her planning and organizational skills to many local service organizations including the Armed Services YMCA, Association of Retarded Citizens,, , Big Sister's League, Salvation Army, and Zonta International. Many of these groups honored Jessie for her contributions with certificates, plaques and special awards. Jessie also supported multiple social and liberal causes and was a long time member of such organizations as the National Association of Social Workers, Common Cause, NAACP, American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International and the Southern Poverty Law Center. But despite her professional and volunteer efforts, Jessie was committed to her family. As Jessie did not have any children of her own, she joined with her sister Kay in becoming an important part of the lives of her many nieces and nephews .and in the livers of their children. Providing companionship ..exposing them to museums and art galleries, theatrical performances, outdoor activities like horse-back riding, golf, skiing, ice skating, and collegiate and professional sporting events ..opening up her great Mission Beach condo right on the bay .. even providing financial support and guidance if that was needed. Jessie was a great listener; always compassionate and understanding; and provided good advice and counsel when warranted. She also opened up her home to several Japanese young people attending school or training here in the US; these "adopted" Japanese young people and their families soon became a very important part of Jessie's life and provided her with much pride and pleasure. Jessie was a born traveler acquiring her first passport in 1970 and over the years traveled to most states in the US along with ventures to Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, England, Holland, Germany, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan (several times) and, even as recently as 2006 at the age of 81, traveled to Japan and the Republic of China. A die-hard, rabid sports fan, Jessie supported the Charges, Padres and Aztecs through thick and thin . and would never agree to leaving a game until it was officially over regardless of the score. Jessie is survived by her sister, Florence Aebischer and her brother, William Burrows along with 15 nieces and nephews; and 26 of their children. One of her sisters, Kathleen Matheny, passed away on September 28th, just seven days after Jessie. Her remaining four siblings- Walter Burrows, Percival "Red" Burrows, Winnie Rex and Betty Concannon-and a niece Sandy Brown, preceded her in death. Jessie will be missed by many. Private memorial and scattering of ashes at sea are planned.
STERN, JOSHUA JUDSON August 25, 1975 to Oct. 15, 2010 Joshua Judson Stern, 35, beloved son of Jackie and Carl Stern, died suddenly October 15, 2010, in Denver, Colorado. Josh was a graduate of Torrey Pines High School in San Diego and the, . He enlisted in the U.S., at the age of 30 and served two tours of duty in Iraq. Josh was a photographer, adventurer, caring person, and wonderful son. He is survived by his parents; brothers Jacob of Carlsbad, California, and Jack of Tampa, Florida; sisters Lois Steen and Marsha Kabot of Scottsdale, Arizona. Friends are invited to Joshua's Last Party at his parents' home on October 24th between 4-8pm. A foundation to honor Joshua's good works will be established and announced later. Joshua, we will miss you and love you always.
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.
80, long time resident of Sonoma County, died Monday, October 4, 2010 of a long illness. Jim is survived by his four children: Neya Ferrari, Lorna King, James Reaney Junior and Alexander Reaney; nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Jim graduated from Santa Rosa High School in 1948, was a Veteran of the, , a Chicken Rancher, long time employee of Stornetta's Dairy and Santa Rosa Memorial Park. The family would like to thank 5 Palms Care Home and Heartland Hospice for the loving and compassionate care they gave our father. Private services will be held. Donations may be made to Heartland Hospice, Canine Companions or your favorite charity.
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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 memoryofjeangarrett.com In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jean's name can be made to Coachella Valley Rescue Mission, Desert
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, www.miltoncarpenter.com.,
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.
Jesus "Chuy" Monares (May 27, 1928 to Oct. 14, 2010) left us to be with our heavenly father after losing a sudden battle to lymphoma., Chuy was born in the town of Esmeralda in Coahuila, Mexico, on May 27, 1928 to Jesus and Domitila Monares. When he was 18 years old Chuy moved to El Paso, Texas. There he met his beloved wife, Refugio "Cuca" Monares. They moved to Oxnard in 1964 where he spent the remainder of his life. He simultaneously worked for Bud Angle and Del Monte Corporation, retiring from both after 40 years of dedicated service., Chuy was a very kind, hardworking, compassionate, humble and yet generous man. He loved his family immensely and the simple things in life, including music and dance, and the occasional pancake breakfast at Denny's. He had a green thumb and enjoyed tending to his many fruit trees and plants in his backyard. Chuy was a friend of the Catholic Church Nuestra Seora de Guadalupe. He took pride in being an usher there and enjoyed helping with fundraisers., Chuy was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Federico; and his son, Agustin., He is survived by his loving wife, Cuca; sisters, Maria Sanchez and Carolina Mora; sons, Mario, Arturo, Jessie, and Jesus Javier; daughters, Hilda, Carmen, Isabel, Christina, and Titi; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grand children and dear friends. Campen- we will miss you., The Monares family wishes to thank Vitas Hospice for their compassionate care., Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19 , with the Vigil service starting at 6:30 p.m., at Santa Clara Mortuary, 2370 North H Street, Oxnard, 485-5757. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church located at 530 N. Juanita Avenue. Interment will follow at Santa Clara Cemetery., Memories and condolences may be sent to the Monares family at www.santaclaramortuary.com., Hoy que ya part, djenme ir no se aferren a la vida como yo no lo hice. Den gracias a Dios por nuestros maravillosos momentos. A mis hijos y mi esposa les di mi Amor si no lo supe hacer mejor, perdnenme. A mis hermanos, les pido perdn, a mis parientes y amigos tambin. Y les agradezco lo que cada uno me dio de felicidad. Algunas veces viajamos juntos, hoy tengo que viajar solo, estn tranquilos pero con fe y sera por un rato que nos separemos yo los bendecir desde donde este y cuando tengas que venir por este rumbo solo t recibir con una sonrisa y t dir, "bienvenido a casa."
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.
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.
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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Juli Entwistle, 41, was found dead at her home on Sunday., Police said they got a call about a domestic violence incident at 4:08 a.m. and arrived to find the woman lying on the floor of her Morrissey Boulevard studio apartment with a laceration to her neck.
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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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STARR, LILLIAN F. August 10, 1940 to Sept. 30, 2010 Lillian passed away peacefully on September 30, 2010. She is survived by her mother Frances Sampson, her 3 children Allan Starr, Debbie Ayers, Melissa Castonguay and 6 grandchildren. Sevices for Lil will be on December 6th at Fort Rosecrans National Cemtery at 10:00 a.m.
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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
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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.
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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.
Lester "Floyd" Boak, Resident of San Mateo, Born in Missouri January 26, 1925, passed October 12, 2010 in San Mateo. Husband of the late Alene Boak. Father of daughter Jo Ann, son Larry and his wife Kim. Brother of Harold Boak and family. Grandad of Marty and his wife Char, Joe, Chris, Justine, Hunter, and our angels Jo Lynn and Jake. Great-grandad of Taylor and Martin Jr. He has enjoyed the last 7 years of his life spending time with his loving companion Bonnie., Memorial Service will be held Wednesday October 20, 2010 at 1:00pm at Sneider & Sullivan & O'Connell's funeral home, 977 So. El Camino Real, San Mateo. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Mission Hospice of San Mateo or any childhood cancer foundation. SNEIDER & SULLIVAN &, O'CONNELL'S FUNERAL, HOME (650) 343-1804
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.
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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
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LUVERNE LADDIE TOMHAVE LuVerne Laddie Tomhave, died 10/3/2010. She was born November 24, 1928 in Arpin, Wisconsin. LuVerne was an enrolled member of the Ho-Chunk/Potawatomie tribe of Wisconsin. She had lived in Riverside, CA for 38 years. Cause of death was multiple myeloma. She died surrounded by her six children in Riverside, CA, at her home while receiving hospice support. She was divorced and her ex-husband died in 1991. Before marriage she was a secretary for the Army, stopped working to raise her children and returned to work in 1974 as a social service aide in the residential department at Sherman Indian High school. She retired from Sherman Indian in 1994. She completed high school and some vocational training at Haskell Indian Institute in Lawrence, Kansas. She was Miss Haskell in 1947. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Riverside, CA. She was also a member of NARFE, a member of the American Indian Elder community of Riverside and was very active at the Janet Goeske Center. Lu got her first passport in 1998 and began traveling the world, including England, France, Italy, Canada, Germany and Switzerland. She also cruised extensively and loved to travel. She loved physical activity and exercise especially walking, yoga, water aerobics and tai chi. She loved her grandchildren (who called her "GoGo") and was very proud of all of them. Until this year, Lu was very fortunate to have great health. She walked her first 10K at the age of 80. The family would like to extend thanks to all LuVerne\'s friends, and to Melissa Tomhave, Dorothy Young, and the staff Sherman Indian High School for their love and support. A memorial Catholic mass will be held on Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church at 3774 Jackson St., Riverside, CA. She was buried on October 6, 2010, in Wisconsin in a traditional Potawatomie ceremony. There will be a potluck reception following the mass at Sherman Indian High School, Bennett Hall, 9010 Magnolia Ave., Riverside.
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THOMPSON, MARCUS E. May 20,1932 to October 14, 2010 Marcus(Mike)Thompson, also known as "Santa", born to the parents of Ralph and Bertha Thompson, in Georgetown, Ill, entered the gates of Heaven. He was a longtime resident of El Cajon, CA. where he attended Gateway Church. He was a member of Local 89 Laborers' Union of San Diego, for 50 years,various capacities. He was an active member of the "Fraternal Order of Real Bearded Santas". Marcus the yougest of 7 brothers, and 3 sisters, with one brother surviving him, Leroy Thompson. He was married to his beautiful wife of 50 years, Peggy, who preceded him in death. He was the father of 4 children, daughter and husband, Patricia and Charlie Hendrix, Carol and Herb Gullingsrud, Dawn (Miranda) and Tolly Pinkston, and adopted daughter GeniDeWeese. Preceded in death by son Michael and granddaughter Andrea. Grand father to 15, and great greatfather to 29, with many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Services will be on Friday, October 22, 2010, at 2:00, at Gateway Church, 1290 N Johnson Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020.
HANNING, MATTHEW L. November 18, 1976 September 21, 2010 Matt lived his life as God directed. He went home to Him when he was called, much too soon for those he left behind. Matt had answered a call to serve his country when he was very young, and lived his entire life in service to God, his family, and his friends. Matt is survived by his wife, Kelly Hanning, his five step-children, his beloved mother Meg Hanning, and many family members who loved him. Services have been held.
POSOVSKY, MILTON of Carlsbad Sept 3, 1920-Oct 13, 2010 Celebration of Life 10/20 at 3PM La Costa Glenn Community Poway-Bernardo Mortuary 858-748-4101
Marie F. Gentile, 81, of Vacaville passed away from Alzheimer's on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Kaiser Hospital in Vacaville. She was born on July 29, 1929 in Manhattan, N.Y., Marie worked for more than 20 years with various New York telephone companies until retiring in 1987. She enjoyed needle work, playing golf at Green Tree golf course, and sewing for family and golf clubs. She was a member of Women's Club and Ceramic Group and was also very active in church with being a Ecclesiastic Minister., Marie is survived by her husband of 60 years, Philip; sons and daughters-in-law, John (Donna) Gentile, Joseph (Nancy) Gentile, Robert (Susan) Gentile; sister and brother-in-law, Rita and John McHale; and 6 grandchildren, Michael, Jeffrey, Donald, Melissa, Lauren, and Sara., A Mass will be held on Friday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. at St Joseph's Church in Vacaville. Father Jacobo A Caceres will be officiating., Arrangements are under the direction of McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, mccunechapel.com.,
Marinette Estournes Marinette Melanie Laborde Estournes passed away on October 12, 2010. Born on April 24 1935 in Gan, France. She lived in Gan with her parents and her siblings (2 brothers & 1 sister) until 1953 when she moved to San Francisco to live with her aunt & uncle M/M Leon Sabatou. Soon after her arrival in San Francisco she met and married her husband Jacque Estournes (who preceded her in death in 1974) and settled in San Rafael. She enjoyed a 44 yr long career as a cosmetologist and worked in some of the most successful hair salons in Marin until she opened her own salon "The Parisienne" in San Rafael. In her spare time she became an accomplished salsa and ballroom dancer. She was also very involved in the French community enjoying French Club picnics and activities. She loved music and the outdoors where she took advantage of the great hiking in Marin County. She had a great love of life and enjoyed traveling with good friends throughout the US and abroad. She retired to Sonoma and lived there for 13 years enjoying swimming, hiking and cooking for her friends. She leaves behind many friends and family who loved her dearly - Julliette Saboutou; Jean-Marie Laborder; Annick Davantes; Charles Davantes; Brigitte Moran, Roland Davantes & Marc Davantes; Suzie & Dan Etcheverry and their children Elise & Cristina; Aline, Peter & Mike Estournes; Daniel & Donna Mouliot. We all love you and you will be greatly missed! A Rosary and Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2010. The Rosary will start at 10:45 am followed by Mass at 11:00 am - both at St. Anselm's Catholic Church, 97 Shady Lane, Ross, CA 94957. In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully accepted to the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.
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.
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, www.annunciation.org, 245 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.
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 Jane (Bigazzi) Williams 5/20/1916 to 8/23/2010 Mary Jane was born to Alcide and Mary Ann (Ughetti) Bigazzi in Daly City, California. She passed away peacefully at Kaiser Hospital, South San Francisco after a short illness. She is survived by her sister, Gloria Radebaugh, son William (Bill) Williams, daughter-in-law Pat (Nichols) Williams, grandchildren William (Will) Williams, Samantha Jane Blanchard, Sean (Susan) Williams and Stephanie (John) Feliciano, great grandchildren Robert Blanchard, Jr., Amber Blanchard, Timothy Blanchard, Joshua Williams, Kaitlynn Williams, Jessica (Jeremy) Burton, Rebecca Feliciano and Jana Feliciano, as well as many nieces and nephews and their families. She married the love of her life, William Henry (Freck) Williams on February 5, 1935. She was predeceased by her husband, Freck, her children, Marilynn, David, Susan and Benjamin, by her parents Mary Ann and Alcide, her brothers Philip, Leo, Bernard, Archie and Carlo Bigazzi and her sisters Amalia (Molly) Thiel, California Bigazzi, Gemma Bell and Margaret (Geta) Webster. Janie was a good cook and could always make room for unexpected guests at the table. She loved to sew and crochet and could crochet any item without a pattern once she had looked it over. She also loved doing ceramics and her family has treasured gifts that she made for them. She enjoyed being a member of the DAR, Ladies of the Moose, the Elks and TOPS. She also travelled across the United States with her good friends as well as to England, Scotland nd Ireland with her sister Gloria, and two Caribbean cruises. She also liked to gamble and enjoyed many fun trips to Reno, Boomtown, Las Vegas and California casinos. She was proud of the fact that during her teen years she had her picture in the newspaper while she was working as a pretzel twister for a bakery in Daly City. Friends and family are invited to join us in a celebration of her life at noon on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at the Feliciano home at 700 Clearfiled Drive, Millbrae, California.
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, www.fairfieldfuneral-home.com., , Share your loved one's story with a Legacy.com Memorial Website.
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.
Morris "Murray" Brenner, age 92, a resident of Danbury and Brookfield for 64 years, died on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at Danbury Hospital. A loving husband, he was the husband of the late Grace (Slavin) Brenner for 64 years until her passing in September of 2008. Mr. Brenner was born in New Haven, November 19, 1917, son of Benjamin and Rose (Abrams) Brenner. He attended New Haven schools and graduated from New Haven Commercial High School, Class of 1935. A, veteran, serving from November 1943 through April 1946, he attained the rank of sergeant and was a recipient of the Good Conduct Medal. Mr. Brenner, a dental lab technician, owned and operated Brenner Dental Lab based in Danbury from 1955 until his retirement in 1979. He served as a former secretary of the CT Dental Lab Association and was a recipient of their Distinguished Service Award. He was a member of the United Jewish Center of Danbury and the Jewish Men's Club. Mr. Brenner had an outgoing personality and known for his humor. He enjoyed travelling and practiced art as a hobby, especially sketching with charcoals as the medium. A generous and kind individual contributing time, talent and treasure, he will be sorely missed. A devoted father, Mr. Brenner is survived his children, Richard M. Brenner of Brookfield, Beth Ann Hughes of Tempe, Ariz. and Jane K. Brenner of New Hampshire; a sister, Evelyn Levine of Florida; and many nieces and nephews also survive. Graveside funeral services and burial will take place on Monday, October 18th, 2010 at 2 p.m. in the United Jewish Center Cemetery, Grey's Bridge Road, Brookfield with Rabbi Clifford Librach officiating. Contributions in Mr. Brenner's honor and memory may be made to the Jewish Home for the Aged, 169 Davenport Ave., New Haven, CT 06519. Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.
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In Memoriam Mauverine Mae Moyers 9/13/1922 - 10/18/2008 On October 18, 2008 some angels from heaven came down and took my beloved wife Mauverine .....
Neil Chaitin Born Feb 28, 1928, died unexpectedly of cardiac arrest, October 12, 2010. Best friend and beloved husband of 54 years of Jean Chaitin, loving father of Ken (Jeri), Katherine and Anne Chaitin. A graduate of the USNA, Annapolis, Neil served 5 years on submarines. He then moved to SF, where he married Jean. In 1962 he founded Challenge Equip., sold in 1992. Since 1995 he has enjoyed working for McKinley Elevator Corp. Neil adopted SF as his own and believed deeply in giving to his community. He brought his energy to local groups: Treasurer, Asian Art Museum Commission, founder of Pro Bono SF, Board member, Fort Mason. Neil also was on the Board and past-President of the SF Maritime Nat'l Park Assoc, advocating for children's programs and the, sub, the USS Pampanito. Neil's curiosity, intelligence and enthusiasm for life was reflected in his many interests: sailing, tennis, Asian art, history and travels with Jean. But it was his integrity, impish humor and deep caring that leave the biggest gaps. He will be deeply missed. Gifts in Neil's memory may be made to the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association, designated for Pampanito Education Program, P.O. Box 470310, San Francisco, CA 94147. A memorial gathering will be at Golden Gate Yacht Club, Tues Dec. 7 at 4pm.
Nick Zlatunich Dec. 1, 1916 - Oct. 14, 2010 Nick was a San Francisco Native for almost 94 years. Nick lived independently up to the very end, when he lost a brief battle to cancer. We will all miss him terribly. Nick is survived by his daughter Mary Della Maggiora, by the sons of his late wife Nadine Zlatunich, Michael, and Patrick Chase, "Jeanette Jacobi", his brothers Tom and Bill Zlatunich, and his sister Anne Brown, as well as multiple nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grand children, and close friends. Nick grew up in Bernal Heights. He had eight Brothers and sisters. He graduated from Balboa High School. During World War II he managed the Warehouse at the Hunter's Point Ship yard. In 1947 he opened Lakeside Hardware and Lumber on 44th Avenue and Taraval Street with his brother Tom. After 50 years he retired and traveled extensively with his late wife Nadine. He was a master craftsman and enjoyed wood working projects such as equestrian jumps, tack truncks, and Adirondack chairs. He also loved to vacation and work at the Family's Lake County cabin. He was a lifelong 49ner fan. Nick was always happy and kind to all. We loved him dearly. There was only one rich Uncle Nick! The family would like to thank Kaiser Doctor Carl L. Thomas and special thanks to Nick's personal Doctor for the past 6 years Alexander O. Levy. Visitation will be held Friday October 22nd at 4pm with a Rosary at 7pm at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave. Daly City. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, October 23, at 11am at St. Gabriel Church, 2559 40th Avenue, San Francisco. Committal Private, Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma. Memorial gifts in memory of Nick can be made to: Balboa Alumni Association, PO Box 31866, San Francisco, Ca. 94131.
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CONDIT -- Jennie L. Condit, 95, of Madera died Thursday. She was a homemaker. Visitation: 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jay Chapel. Graveside: 11 a.m. Thursday, Washington Colony Cemetery in Easton. Remembrances: Donor's favorite charity.
"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".
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Pamela Wilkinson Lee, Mar 4, 1961-June 17, 2010 Survived by son Brandon and daughter Samantha. Remembrance July 10, 2010. 408-239-0216.
(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.
Patrick William Doane, 65 of Palm Springs, Calif. passed away on September 25, 2010 in Palm Springs. He was born February 24 1945 to Perry and Ruth Doane in Huntington Park Calif. Patrick married Donna Skene on October 22 1966 in Huntington Park Calif. He was a Field Planner for Southern Calif. Gas Company for 34 years, and served in the
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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, 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
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Regina Marie (Nina) Lopez Eddington Died suddenly and unexpectedly at her home in Mill Valley on October 8, 2010. Nina was born July 5, 1962 in New York City, New York the second of three daughters to Joan (Boehm) Lopez and A. Peter Lopez. Nina spent the first part of her life swimming in the Atlantic and playing in the sand dunes on the beaches of Long Island, NY. At the age of 13, she moved to New Milford, CT and traded in the beaches for long bicycle rides and hikes in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains. Nina graduated from New Milford High School in 1980. While at NMHS, she was a member of the gymnastics team and a leader in organizing school social activities. She attended Goucher College in Towson, MD and graduated in 1984 with a degree in American Studies. After college, Nina moved to Pennsylvania. Eventually settling in Philadelphia, she became a successful marketing representative for Bristol-Meyers-Squibb and met Tom Eddington, who ultimately became her husband. Nina and Tom married in 1991, and were joined by their children Andrew in 1992 and Laney in 1994. In 1998, Nina and her family 'crossed the pond' and moved to England. During her four years in England, Nina explored the English countryside, traveled around Europe, made countless friends and was president of the American Club. Nina and her family moved to Mill Valley in 2002 and she has been a vibrant part of the Marin community ever since. Nina is survived by her son Andrew, daughter Laney, and husband Tom of Mill Valley; parents Joan and Peter Lopez of New Milford, CT, sister Julie Sakowski (Mark) of Corte Madera, Susan Rosen (Thomas) and their children Hollyn and Grant Rosen of North Caldwell, NJ, honorary sister Katherine Hartsock of Texas; Father-in-Law Bill (Adie) Eddington, Mother-in-law Janet (Dick) Eddington-Culbertson, Sisters- in-Law Sheila DeCair (Lynn) and their children Colin and Monica, Cheryl DeVola (Jerry) and their daughter Bella, Sherry Travis (Clay) and their daughter Christina, Kimberley (Gary) Jenkins and their daughter Jodi, Brothers-in-law Greg Eddington and his children Austin and Alex, Alex (Michelle) and their children Mickaela, Gabe, Noah, Jonas, and Audrey Grace, Mark (Karen) Hatley and their children Michael, Brandon, and Brian; and countless friends around the world. She loved, and was loved by, them all dearly. She will be greatly missed. A celebration of Nina's life will be held at 4:00 on Monday, October 18 at the Fernwood Cemetery in Mill Valley. Nina was a caring soul and beautiful spirit who loved nature. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA or WildCare in San Rafael, CA.
ARAGON, ROSA Feb. 13, 1915 to Oct. 8, 2010 Jesus called our beloved mother home to be with Him on the morning of Friday, October 8, 2010. She peacefully passed surrounded by her family. Rosie was preceded by husband Lorenzo and son Eugene. She will be greatly missed by her children Edna Garcia, Don Aragon, Alfredo Aragon, Richard Aragon, and Willi Aragon Kohl, 15 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and sister Olga Parris. According to her wishes, a remembrance and celebration of life mass was held at Saint Rose of Lima Church, followed by graveside services at Holy Cross Cemetery on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. Please sign guestbook and share memories at
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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 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, Ga., 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; and 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 Avenue), Oakland, on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 10 a.m., followed by burial at Mountain View Cemetery, 5000 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. Ray will be interred with full military honors., Reception to be held in the Julia Morgan Reception Hall at Chapel of the Chimes following interment. More information available at www.lifemarkgroup.com. Donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or to the ASCPA.,
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.
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
Richard J. Onorato, age 90 of New Milford, passed away Saturday, October 16, 2010, at New Milford Hospital. He was the husband of Stella Hood Onorato. Mr. Onorato was born in New Milford, January 27, 1920, son of the late Pasquale and Angela D'Angelo Onorato. He was a graduate of New Milford High School and a, veteran, serving with the, . Mr. Onorato was a meat cutter for the First National Store, New Milford for 30 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church and the Knights of Columbus of New Milford. He was a member of the New Milford Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the New Milford Fire Association Board of Directors. He was also a member of the, . Post 1672 and the American Legion, both of New Milford, and the U.S. Submarine Vets World War II. In addition to his wife of 61 years, he is survived by a son, Richard Onorato; a daughter, Angela Scileppi; daughter-in-law, Debbie Onorato; and three grandchildren, Kristin, Keith and Heather. He was predeceased by a son, Michael and two brothers, Robert and Salvator. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, New Milford. Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, New Milford. Friends may call on Tuesday, October 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford. Contributions in his memory may be made to New Milford Volunteer Fire Department, 8 Grove Street, New Milford, CT 06776.
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
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
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Ronald A. " Dub" Clark, age 73 of Danbury, beloved husband of the late Barbara (Cook) Clark, passed away at Danbury Hospital, on Sunday, October 17, 2010, after a brief illness. Ron was born in Danbury, son of the late Irving and Mary (Zanzal) Clark. He graduated fromDanbury High School and had worked as a mail carrier for the Post Office for many years. After his postal career, he went on to work in the Tax Assessors Office at Danbury City Hall and then went to work for the Putnam Automotive and Putnam Storage Companies. He was a long time member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church and the Amerigo Vespucci Lodge and he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He loved working in his yard and on Wednesday's he would have "Dubba Day" with his grandchildren. He is survived by two daughters, Cindy Nero and husband, Ralph and Cheryl DiMauro and husband, Stephen, both of Danbury; a brother, Richard Clark of Danbury; and four grandchildren, Ryan and Lauren Nero and Christopher and Kristin DiMauro. He was also predeceased by his granddaughter, Ashley DiMauro and a brother, Raymond Clark.. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery. Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, on Tuesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 46 Stone St., Danbury, CT 06810.
Rose Antonelli 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-grandchild. Born and raised in San Francisco, she embodied the spirit of the city - open minded, balanced, nonjudgmental, and independent. A hard worker throughout most of her life, she has overcome many of life's 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 Rose for the great legacy she had 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 pre-ferred to St. Paul's Parish Preser-vation Fund 221 Valley Street, S. F., CA 94131
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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, fairfieldfuneral-home.com.
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
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.
Sandra (Kim) Corona May 21, l950 - October 12, 2010 Sandi's great love of family, friends, neighbors and animals (not always in that order) was her lasting charm. She found time for them all. Her laughter and sense of humor were a real knack, as easy as breathing to Sandi, and if you were a professional comedian, you wanted her down in the front row (as one of her friends often did). The family---Samuel Kim, husband; Dusti Corona, daughter; Rosemaree, mother and Steve, brother--- want to thank her many devoted well wishers; the wonderful Hospice people and especially her physician and friend, Kenneth Yamamoto. Memorial plans are pending. For those wishing to make a donation in Sandi's name, the family suggests Safari West Wildlife Foundation c/o Sandi Corona Memorial Fund.
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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
Signe Tragoutsis Barrar Feb. 27 1957-Oct. 9, 2010 Peacefully at home in Gualala, with her husband Jay and son Lorenzo at her side. Signe was born in San Mateo, Calif. to Xenophon and Marilyn Tragoutsis. She went to San Mateo High and later graduated from UC San Diego. Signe was impossible to get off the dance floor, loved to sew and always lived within sight or a stones throw of the ocean. A health fanatic, it seems impossible that she could depart at such a young age. Her beauty, optimism, love and vitality will be missed. Signe leaves behind her husband Jay, son Lorenzo, mother Marilyn, father Xenophon and his wife Carlene, brother Matthew and his wife Cyndi, uncles and aunts Mark and Kaity Tragoutsis and Michael and Mary Tragoutsis , cousins John, Barbara, Steven and their families, God-daughter Madeline, nephew Jack, sister-in-law Shelly and many other loving family members and friends. A private gathering of Signe's family and friends will be held at a later date to celebrate her life. Remberences can be sent to the
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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.
Terri Soule passed away October 12, 2010, in Healdsburg, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Terri was a 4th generation Californian born August 23, 1941 in Long Beach, CA to parents Irene and Elden Gillespie. She is survived by her son, Jeff Bishop, grandson Josh Stanz, granddaughter Karina Bishop, and loving partner Keith Jobson. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Shereen Bishop. Terri loved people and life and was always there when someone was in need. Though she was only 5 feet tall, she had an indomitable spirit, and a heart the size of Mt. Shasta. She drew wisdom from every adversity she faced and there were many. The family was blessed by the many dear friends who gave their support. They would also like to thank North County Hospice for their loving care and support. A service will be held graveside at 11 a.m., Tuesday, October 19, at Oak Mound Cemetery, 601 Piper, Healdsburg. Contributions may be made to North County Hospice, 205 East St., Healdsburg, or the
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 .
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
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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.
Violet Lillian Carmichael, 92, of Fairfield, died on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Laurel Creek Health Center., Violet was born on July 1, 1918, in Colman, S.D. She served in the Navy., A graveside service will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon., Arrangements are by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St., www.bryanbraker.com.,
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
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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.
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Bill Taber, 78, passed away peacefully after a long illness, on October 11, 2010. Bill is survived by his loving wife Julie Taber; his five children: Deirdre (Bill) Kingsbury, Mark (Laurie) Taber, David (Anneliese) Taber, Brian (Monica) Taber, Monica (David) Gutting; and 15 grandchildren: Mikaela, Thomas, Daniel, Diana, Stephen and Catherine Kingsbury; Patrick and Kathleen Taber; Jennifer and Michael Taber; Alena, Danielle and Matthew Taber; and Alondra and Linnea Gutting. Bill was born in San Francisco on June 29, 1932, to Alice Schwab Taber and William Thomas Taber, Sr., and was raised on the family dairy ranch in Sebastopol in the house built by his grandfather. He attended Canfield School and was active in 4-H, showing registered Jersey cattle. At Analy High School, Bill was active in FFA and was awarded Star Farmer and American Farmer. He graduated in 1950 and enjoyed attending yearly reunions. Bill earned a Bachelor's Degree in Dairy Science from Cal Poly in 1954. It was in San Luis Obispo that he met the love of his life, Jule Ann (Julie) McPhee, the daughter of Cal Poly president Julian A. McPhee. They were married at Mission San Luis Obispo in 1955. Bill was an excellent and faithful husband and father, and with Julie raised five children. Bill spent most of his life as a dairy rancher, enjoying rural life while providing excellent care of the cows. He served as a 4-H leader and helped his children with their show animals at the county fairs. He retired from the dairy business in 1990 and continued to manage the ranch property. Bill especially loved traveling with his wife Julie. They traveled to Europe, Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, and Mexico. Bill also enjoyed camping with his children and grandchildren and with SIRS #100 (Sons in Retirement). Bill was a member of Autumn Leaves, YMI (Young Men's Institute), and the Sonoma County Farm Bureau. He and Julie were involved with St. Sebastian's Catholic Church, Marriage Encounter, and Redwood Empire Cursillo. His grandchildren describe him as a loving and attentive listener who loved a good joke. Until his automobile accident in December 2006, Bill was active and independent. He survived the trauma but did not regain his independence. Bill provided a model of how to handle adversity with grace. The family expresses love and gratitude to Bot Alicdan and the staff at Betsy's Care Home, Santa Rosa, who treated him as part of the family. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, October 17th, at Parent-Sorensen Mortuary, 850 Keokuk St., Petaluma. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Cotati, on Monday, October 18, at 11:00 a.m. Donations may be sent to Hannah Boys Center, 17000 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA, or to Memorial Hospice, 821 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA.
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Cristina Wu de Guzman Sept. 23, 1932 - Oct. 11, 2010 Resident of Alameda "Cristy" was an independent, strong, vibrant homemaker, incredible cook, expert .....