BARRETT, ALMA L. Wildomar, Calif. August 27, 1925 - Oct. 12, 2010 Mt. Erie Baptist Church Oct. 21st at 11 a.m. 511 S. 47th Street Greenwood M. Park & Mortuary
HUFFMAN, ANGIE Angie Huffman passed away in San Diego, California on October 15, 2010. She passed peacefully, surrounded by members of her family. She was born Angeline Mary Merenda on January 19, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan. She married John Miles Huffman on May 2, 1943 in Addison, Michigan. She is survived by her husband, along with sons Sam and Bill, eight grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, John Scott. Angie was a teacher at Granite Hills High School in El Cajon for many years. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her memory should be made to: Loma Linda University Children's Hospital Donations Department Attn: David Colwell 11234 Anderson St. Loma Linda, CA 92354
Aaron Donald Vaughn Dove 38, of Yuba City, passed away on October 14, 2010. Services are pending.
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Adelina Gouveia Gonzalez, 43, died Oct.16. She was born Aug. 24, 1967, in Portugal, to Adelino and Maria Gouveia, and moved to Napa in 1979.
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Alberta Bowman Fitzsimmons, born October 28, 1922, in the Eagle Rock area of Los Angeles passed away on October 10, 2010 at St. Mary Medical Center, Apple Valley., Alberta was a child of the Great Depression and maintained a life-long commitment to honesty, integrity, hard work and thrift. Growing up in San Gabriel with her family she enjoyed the pleasures of the garden, excelled in school and was a caregiver to her beloved sister. She was a resident of the Victor Valley for nearly seventy years. She worked all of her life and joined the federal civil service during World War II at the then Victorville Army Air Force Training Command where she met her future husband, Charles. They returned several years later to what became George Air Force Base to raise their family. Alberta worked with her close friend, the late Annabelle Ralya, at the Mode O'Day dress store for many years. She joined the Daily Press in 1978 as a bookkeeper and retired in 2008., Alberta was pre-deceased by husband Charles Dillard Fitzsimmons, son Michael Clayton Fitzsimmons, sister Marie Elizabeth Peterson and brother-in-law Harry A. Peterson, brother Robert Bowman, brother John Bowman and parents John Rice Bowman, Jr., and Marie Elizabeth Roth Bowman. Alberta is survived by son Robert L. Fitzsimmons of Victorville, daughter Charlene Marie of Lincoln, Nebraska, granddaughter Koryn D. Bishop of Redding, granddaughter KayCee Marie Oldenburg of Lincoln, Nebraska, grandson Kerry Michael Oldenburg of Lincoln, Nebraska, great grandson Riley James Geistmann of Golden, Colorado, great granddaughter Marie Estelle Bishop of Redding, brother Charles L. Bowman and sister-in-law Jackie Johnson of Laguna Beach and niece Leslie Jensen of Bayfield, Colorado. She was very fond of special friends Gene and Susana Krejckant, Yoko Cox, Toni Felz, Midge McDonnell, Millie Lambert, Fran Glazer, Helen Gallant, Steve Williams, Fred and Elizabeth Carrillo, Richard and Ginger Wolf, Leda Medearis, Jan Chien and Freddy and Wendy Rosales. Alberta's kindness, humor and love will live forever in the memories of her family and friends., A celebration of Alberta's life will be held on Friday, October 22, beginning at 4 p.m. and continuing through "Happy Hour" at Sunset Hills Memorial Park, 24000 Waalew Road, Apple Valley., The caring, professionalism and compassion she experienced at St. Mary Medical Center - especially at rehabilitative services - were deeply appreciated. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the St. Mary Hospital Foundation.
Alfredo Dumlao Jr., 79, of Redding died Wednesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Lawncrest Chapel in Redding (222-1587).
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.
In Loving Memory of Amelia Ramos October 19, 1936 - April 3, 2010 Feliz Cumpleanos Mom You were born on October 19, 1936 in a pueblo called Mezquitic, Jalisco that rests in the embrace of the mountains, cooing in the song of its river. A town in intimacy and silence where the clamor of the world does not reach and where the soul of its residents makes them ponder important values, and with its climate, lifts the spirit. Mother you gave birth to five girls and three boys. We were your gift of gold that you cherished in your heart and soul. We were your pride and joy that kept you going through good times and rough times. Bakersfield is like your place in Mezquitic surrounded by mountains. Where the river flows bringing life to its destination. We your children do love you no matter what life brings. You never abandoned us and we will never abandon you. For you told us to care and help one another and to forgive. You taught us to pray not only for bad times, but for all times good and bad. When you were young you had to learn to survive at an early age. Life wasn't easy and it sure wasn't easy having 8 children. It was a struggle. But we thank the Lord who gave you the will and strength to have a family who loves you more than anything else in the world. Con mucho Amor de parte de tus hijos, Norberto, Carmen, Lupe, Ramon, Lydia, Irma, Gracie, Miguel
ANDY CARVALHO OCTOBER 19, 1968 Daddy, It's been 12 years since you've been gone. I wish you had been there when I graduated high school, or when I got my license or when I got my first job. I find the number 22 somewhere every day, whether it's getting change, my phone number or my tattoo. Mom says that she knows it is not coincidence, it's just you letting us know you are there watching over us. I hope you are proud of the young women we have become. I know someday I will see you again. I love you. Your oldest daughter, Alexxis
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ANNE L. WEEGIE'' HEFFLEY MAY 25, 1951 - OCT 14, 2010 Anne Louise (Weegie) Heffley, 59 of Conway, AR, was born in Deer, AR to the late Benjamin Franklin Wagler and Marjorie Julia (Hogate) Wagler. She passed away Thurs. morning, at the Arkansas Hospice Center in Little Rock, AR, surrounded by her family members. Anne loved reading, fishing, writing poems, and maintaining the family history with photos. She also was a great animal lover and over the years had many cats, dogs and birds that she loved. Anne leaves behind two children, Luke Heffley and wife Joanne of Russellville, AR and Megan Jane Allen and husband Michael of Conway, AR; three granddaughters: Lincoln, Regan and McKinley of Russellville, AR; two brothers, David Wagler of Sacramento, CA and Harry Wagler of Citrus Heights, CA; three sisters, Betty Bell of Lake View, Oregon, Judy Souza of Modesto, CA and Jeane Sutton of Pinole, CA and numerous nieces and nephews. Anne was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Margie Ann, two brothers, Don and Bill Wagler. Family visitation was held on Sunday, Oct. 17 at Roller McNutt Funeral Home in Conway, AR. Services were held on Monday, Oct. 18 at Lurton Assembley of God Church in Lurton,AR with Stanley Taylor officiating. Interment was held at Deer Cemetery in Deer, AR. On line guest book:, www.rollerfuneralhomes.com
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Arlene ("Skip") Allsopp McKinney Passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Monday, October 18, 2010. She was born in San Francisco on September 23, 1925, a third generation Californian. She graduated from UC Berkeley, Phi Beta Kappa, a member of her beloved Sigma Kappa Sorority, with a major in Latin American studies. After working a year as a Spanish translator for the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, Arlene, known as Skip (except to her California friends), left with a girlfriend on a one-month freighter trip to find jobs in South America. After finding civil unrest and no employment in Argentina, she found work in Rio de Janeiro with the United States-Brazilian military command. After a year, she decided to tour Europe and then found employment in Munich where she was in charge of personnel records for the U.S. Army-Europe. A year later she came home to San Francisco to marry her "pen pal" of five years, Bob McKinney, then moved to Hawaii, which served as their home port while Bob served in the Navy during the, . She then moved to Indianapolis where she helped her husband start and develop his law practice and where they raised five perfect children, Rob, Marni, Kevin, Kent, and Lisa; enjoyed five perfect grandchildren, Franci, Aidan, Payton, Liza and Tristan; as well as her daughters-in-law, Bridget and Heather McKinney and her son-in-law Dick Waterfield. She also enjoyed her interim home in Washington, D.C. during the Carter administration where she supported her husband as a Georgetown hostess and served as an active member of the International Club. They were happily married and traveled the world for 59 years. She is also survived by her cousins, Patsy Mehlinger, of San Francisco and James Winkler, of East Hampton, New York Art was always Skip's true love. She was particularly fond of portrait painting of her children, dogs, friends and studio subjects. She was generous of her talent, time and treasure working weekly at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and establishing at UC Berkeley an endowment for Latin American Scholarship, giving special support for her Sigma Kappa Chapter House, and for the world renowned Bancroft Library. Skip also joined her husband in supporting, financially and actively, many other causes including the US Naval Academy,, , and the Sierra Club Foundation. She was a former board member of the Indianapolis Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the Contemporary Club, and the McKinney Family Foundation. She was a member of the Investment Connection, Meridian Hills Country Club, Lemon Bay Country Club, Walloon Lake Country Club, The Columbia Club and Sam's Club. A special thank you to Steve Jobs. Her adventurous spirit, her marvelous dry wit, her gentle nature and absolute kindness, her selflessness, frugality and unrelenting loyalty will live in our hearts forever. Family and friends will gather on Friday October 22nd from 9:30 to 11:00 am in the Father Paul Courtney Reception Room at St. Luke Catholic Church, 7575 Holliday Drive East, Indianapolis, IN with a Mass of Christian Burial being celebrated at 11:00 am. You are invited to visit the website www.leppertmortuary where you may share a personal memory of Skip and sign the guest book and in lieu of flowers, you may make a contribution to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul at www.svdpindy.org or the Indianapolis Art Center www.indplsartcenter.org.
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.
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.
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.
Benjamin T. Olaes Sr. 89 of Lemoore, California, beloved father, grandfather, brother and great grandfather who was called to the Lord on Monday, October 5, 2010 in Hanford, California., Benjamin was born on December 8, 1920 in the Philippines to Bernardo and Dionisia Olaes. He married Maria Amoroso in 1938. Benjamin worked as a City Councilman for the Philippine government for over 20 years. He came to Oxnard, California in 1992 and resided in Camarillo until 2008 when he moved to Lemoore, CA. Benjamin was well known for his love of singing Elvis and Frank Sinatra songs, dancing at parties, playing bingo, boxing and his love for beer. Everyone knew him for singing "Happy Birthday" at any occasion - he just had to sing happy birthday. His wife, Maria in 1988, three sons and two brothers, preceded Benjamin in death., "Our Grandpa was fun and very cool. We will miss and hold you in our hearts, Grandpa Ben. You are now finally with your loving wife and three sons. We know you are in a happier place.", Benjamin is survived by his loving and devoted daughter, Nenette Walsh of Lemoore, Danilo, Ricardo, Milagros, Dovie, Egie, Benjamin, Jr. and Albert, all of the Philippines; grandchildren, Tess Wolstenholme, Lilian Bruce, Roland Olaes & Jordan Diaz; great grandchildren between Camarillo, Lemoore and The Philippines., Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2010 from 1 - 6 p.m. at People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty Street in Hanford, CA., Graveside memorial services will be held on Friday, October 22, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, 5400 Valentine Road in Ventura, CA. A reception will follow at the American Legion Post #741 in Camarillo at 3 p.m., Condolences may be made at, Arrangements are under the direction of People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591.
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Bill W. Hinsley August 19, 1934 - October 13, 2010 Bill W. Hinsley was born in Tillman County, Oklahoma to Jack and Avis Hinsley. When he was ten they migrated to California to make a new life in Shafter. He graduated from Shafter High School in 1953 where he excelled in track and football, not academics. It was there he met and married the love of his life, Norma Neuman. They married in May 1954 while he was in the Army. After returning from Germany, they made their home in Bakersfield. He decided to go into barbering and bought several shops. In the early 70's he switched to the grocery business in conjunction with the late Jim Wagner and the late Rod Dannelley. By the end of the 70's he turned to being a landlord or slumlord as some knew him. Whatever he did he did it well and helped numerous people along the way. Survivors are his wife, Norma; daughter, Margo and Ernie Place, WA; son, Brian, WA; son, Bruce and Colleen, Bakersfield; sister, Kathy Hensley, AR; 5 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He has taught many, helped more, and is loved for a lifetime. A Celebration of his life will be held Saturday, Oct. 23rd, 4 p.m., at Hodel's Harvest Rm. Donations may be made in his name to Odyssey Foundation, 5001 E. Commerce Center Drive 93309.
Billy H Monroe 1933 - 2010 Bill was born to Jess and Virgie Monroe in Bakersfield, CA January 18, 1933 and passed, with family at his side, on October 14, 2010. He grew up and was educated locally and joined the U.S., Air Corps in 1950. While serving in England he witnessed the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Bill also served in numerous stateside installations. Discharged in 1953, he returned to Bakersfield and, through a mutual friend, met the love of his life, Joyce Savage. They married in Las Vegas in 1954 and were married for 56 years. He always looked at her with total adoration. Bill worked for Kern Rock Company for 12 years and retired from the Southern California Gas Company in 1993 where he had worked for 20 years. Bill and Joyce enjoyed travelling and took every opportunity to do so. The St. Louis Cardinals lost their most avid fan in his passing. Bill is preceded in death by his grandson, Joshua Jackson. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; brother, Jess 'Dick' Monroe Jr.; sister, Geri Burdick; his son and daughter-in-law, Joey and Dawn Monroe; his daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Herbert Jackson; numerous grandchildren and a multitude of great-grandchildren. A special 'Thank you' to Odyssey Hospice for their kindness, patience, comfort and understanding. We will always remember in our hearts Nurse Theresa Aguilar for the professional and personal dignity and the respect she showed Bill. Graveside services will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Park on Wednesday, October 20th, at 12:00 p.m. A private family visitation will take place Tuesday, October 19th, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Hillcrest Mortuary.
BRUCE MALLIN, 63, of Tumwater, WA, died Oct. 16, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Lady Family Mortuary and Crematory of Arroyo Grande.
Burna Virginia Lewis 92, of Brownsville, passed away on October 17, 2010. Services are pending and arrangements are under the direction of Scheer Memorial Chapel in Oroville.
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Marie Burnham, 83 SOLANA BEACH -- Marie Burnham of Chelsea, Mich., passed away Saturday, October 16, 2010 at Silver Maples of Chelsea. She was .....
C.D. Piearcy of Lemoore passed away at a Hanford hospital on October 1, 2010 at the age of 82., C.D. was born in Oklahoma to Joseph and Jewel Piearcy and has lived in Kings County for the past 41 years. C. D. owned and operated Ruby's Bar in Lemoore and loved to bar-b-que. He could be found at the grill at the Double O Ranch during dove season and at MIQ's Fall Festival. C. D. loved to go camping and fishing. He played on the King's County Men's Pool Team. He enjoyed gardening and would grow large gardens with plenty of vegetables to give away. C. D. also raised cattle, he enjoyed life and was a joker always looking to play pranks on others and just joke around. In his later years C.D. enjoyed playing bingo at the senior apartments where he lived., C.D. is survived by 4 sons, Keith "Sam" Piearcy of Lemoore, Joey Piearcy , Rusty Piearcy and Teddy Piearcy all of Fresno, 3 daughters: Pamela Oliveira of Lemoore, Paula Petery of Fresno and Nancy Iverson of MN, 3 brothers: Bill Piearcy of Oklahoma, Jim and his wife Helen Piearcy of Taft and Gomer Piearcy of Lemoore, 5 grandchildren: Nicholas Oliveira, Jonathan Oliveira, Nathan Oliveira, Makayla Piearcy and Jeff Piearcy, along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Melba Piearcy, his daughter, Wanda Piearcy, his parents, Joseph & Jewel Piearcy, 2 sisters, Ruby Brown and Ollie Lane, his sister-in-law, Geraldine Piearcy and his son-in-law, Joseph P. Oliveira., A memorial service for C.D. will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the Lemoore Cemetery., Arrangements are under the direction of Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore.
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August 19, 1948 ~ October 15, 2010 Carolyn Jane Eastman, 62, passed away in Chowchilla on Friday, Oct. 15, surrounded by her family. She was born on Aug. 19, 1948, in Merced to Ronald P. and Ardythe Thissen of Chowchilla. She was an elementary school teacher for over 28 years. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ardythe Thissen. Carolyn is survived by her loving husband, Frank; her children and their spouses, Christine Beltz and her husband, Andrew of Madera, Kari Anderson and her husband, Tim of Fresno, Dawnette Thomas and her husband Jonathan of East Wenatchee, Washington and Shawn Cardwell and wife Denise of Clackamas, Oregon; 11 grandchildren; her father, Ronald Thissen; two brothers and one sister. A visitation will be held at Palm Memorial Worden Chapel on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. with a Rosary following at 7 p.m.A Mass will be held on Friday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. at St. Columba Catholic Church. Father Angel Sotello of St. Columba will officiate. Remembrances may be sent to Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, 340 W Fallbrook Avenue, Suite 101, Fresno, CA 93720
CHARLIE HARRIS Charles Pearsall Harris, age 39, died October 12, 2010, in San Bernardino, CA. He was the son of E.A. (AL) Harris and Kathy Harris of Murrells Inlet, SC. His brother Ted Harris lives in Myerstow, PA. Charlie was a
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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.,
Morris, Charles Martin February 5, 1925 - October 15, 2010 Charles Martin Morris died October 15th of complications from lymphoma. He was 85. Born in Joplin, Missouri, on February 5, 1925, he was the son of famed greyhound breeder and racer, Frank W. Morris and his wife Ida. He and his older brother, Bud, moved with their parents to Santa Monica, California, in 1932 and "Chuck" attended Saint Monica Grammar School and Loyola High School. Enlisting in the Marines in 1943, he was stationed in the Pacific where he saw combat as a radar specialist in Guam, Okinawa, and China. After the war he was employed by General Telephone for 40 years. Married in 1948 to the former Betty Ann Kuykendall, they had three children. He is survived by his wife, his older son, the Reverend Michael Morris of Berkeley, his daughter, Patricia Chamberlain of Encino, his younger son, Timothy Morris of Hermosa Beach, and four grandchildren.
CHARMAINE GOMES AUG 16, 1926 - OCT 16, 2010 Charmaine Gomes, age 84 of Patterson, passed away Saturday at her Residence. Mrs. Gomes was a native of Red Bluff, CA and a resident of Patterson for 65 years. She worked for Laidlaw as a School Bus Driver for 36 years. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Patterson, Meals on Wheels, and original member of the STARS program in Patterson. She loved and was dedicated to animal welfare in Patterson and was married at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Patterson to Howard Gomes 65 years ago. Mrs. Gomes is survived by her husband, Howard Gomes of Patterson; sons, Dan Gomes (Cindy) of Patterson, Richard Gomes of Nashville, TN; 3 grandchildren, Jason McCleery (Marci) of Patterson, Julie Hubin (Chad) of Coulterville, Justin Gomes (Britney) of Patterson and 3 great grandchildren. A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, October 20th at Hillview Funeral Chapel in Patterson. A Rosary/Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, October 21st at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Patterson. Interment to follow at Patterson District Cemetery in Patterson. Remembrances may be made to: Fathers Connors Endowment Trust Fund, PO Box 1174, Patterson, CA 95363. Services conducted by Hillview Funeral Chapel, Patterson.
CHRISTI MARIE MCCARTHY (NEE MANCINI) DEC 5, 1965 - OCT 13, 2010 Christi Marie McCarthy of Winton passed away on October 13th, at the age of 44. Christi was raised in Modesto, grew up playing soccer, and attended Davis High School. She spent the last 14 years as the Transportation Coordinator for Stanislaus County Special Education, where she was a dedicated advocate for special needs children. She was an active parent member of Boy Scout Troop #9 and at Summit Charter School. A beloved mother, daughter, sister and friend to many. Christi's unique spirit will be sorely missed. She is survived by her children, Justin and Nicholas McCarthy; parents John Mancini Sr. and Linda Marasovich; step-parents Jerry Marasovich and Julia Mancini; siblings John Mancini Jr., Jullie Camacho; step-siblings Jeff Cox, Jay Curtis Cox, Jeff Marasovich, Joanna Weyand, Jill Arnold, Dennis Graves, Kim Ford and Tammy Harris. A memorial service will be conducted on Friday, October 22 at 7pm at Frankiln and Downs Chapel on McHenry. Remembrances can be made in lieu of flowers in the names of her children at Wells Fargo Bank (Standiford & McHenry), or to Sierra Vista Learning Center (100 Poplar, Modesto, CA) www.modbee.com/obituaries
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a true icon of the Humboldt County legal community, a man of many and varied talents and interests, and most of all, a family man who was blessed to spend 58 blissful years married to his college sweetheart, Janice I. Mitchell, passed peacefully on October 15, 2010 at age 83 surrounded by his family. Cliff was born in San Francisco on July 20, 1927. His father Emery moved the family to Humboldt County in the early 40's to pursue his legal career, and Cliff graduated from Eureka High School in 1945, lettering in football, basketball, baseball and tennis. After 2 years in the Navy, he spent two years at Humboldt State and then transferred to Stanford University, from which he obtained his B.A. in English in 1950, and later his law degree in 1953. While at Stanford Law School, he was an Editor of the Law Review alongside two eventual U.S. Supreme Court Justices (Rehnquist and O'Connor). Cliff joined his father in the Mitchell and Henderson law firm in 1953, which eventually became Mitchell, Dedekam and Angell, and now proudly still bears his father's name as Mitchell, Brisso, Delaney and Vrieze. His son William is currently a partner in the firm. He tried well over 100 jury trial cases, was recognized throughout Northern California as one of its very top trial attorneys, and was nominated to numerous national prestigious trial lawyer organizations, including the American College of Trial Lawyers, and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). One of his most significant, published cases was one which resulted in the first ever award of punitive damages against an insurance company in California, in which he represented a local woman who was unfairly denied disability benefits. He met his bride Janice Ide at Stanford while he was at Law School and she an undergrad, and they wed on August 16, 1952. After moving to Eureka, they raised four children, Cliff, William, Shelley and Steve, all graduates of Eureka High. In 1966, they purchased what he called his "little slice of heaven" on the Mad River beyond Kneeland. The family built a cabin to go along with the existing "White House", and four generations of Mitchells, including nephew Forrest Mitchell and his family and niece Millie, thoroughly enjoyed their summers along the mile of private river frontage for more than 40 years (hence the name "Mad Mile Ranch"). In 1989, they built their dream house in the hills of Arcata, nestled amongst the redwoods, and overlooking the Humboldt Bay, were he lived until his death. In the past 5 years, they enjoyed their retreats to the warmth of their condominium in Medford, frequently attending plays in Ashland. Away from home, Cliff and Jan traveled the world, including memorable trips to Greece, Egypt, Russia, France, China, Italy, England, Alaska, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina. Just 3 years ago, they summited the ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru. Cliff was a master level chess player, having games published in chess magazines, tournament bridge player, astronomer, fly fisherman (including trips to Alaska, Montana and Christmas Island), competitive golfer and longtime member and past President of Baywood, and among the area's finest tennis players for many years. An avid reader and history buff, he was versed in everything from the Greek and Roman civilizations, the Civil War, World War II, Shakespeare, Robert Burns poems, to Raymond Carver short stories. He stood by his family through thick and thin. His brother Bernon caused an international stir when he left the United States for the Soviet Union in 1960 at the height of the Cold War, and while working as a cryptologist for the National Security Association, but Cliff remained loyal and close to his brother visiting and travelling with him on several occasions. He loved unconditionally his four children, and his daughters-in-law Oxana and Theresa Mitchell, and was immensely proud of his four grandchildren, Scott, Emily, Amy and Jenny Mitchell from Santa Rosa (Scott currently attending
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April 26, 1941 ~ October 13, 2010 Darlene Ralls, 69, was born April 26, 1941 in Mesa, AZ. and died Oct. 13, 2010 in Merced. She came to California at the age of 5. Her family settled in Dos Palos where she met and married Olaf H. Ralls, Jr. in 1958, then moved to Los Banos in 1976 where she resided until her death. She is preceded in death by her husband Olaf H. Ralls, Jr., son Olaf H. Ralls, III (Butch), father Lee Nunley, mother Lucille Nunley, brother Richard Nunley, sister Joyce Russell. She is survived by her daughters Tammy Rodrigues (Steve), Paula Gomez, Donna Bridgford (Rocky) of Los Banos and Janet Becerra (Fernando) of Firebaugh; sisters Jeannie Lyons of Firebaugh, Nita Martinez of Oklahoma, Marla Bunyard of Dos Palos, brothers Ronnie Nunley of Bakersfield, Michael Nunley of DosPalos. 17 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Tuesday, Oct. 19th at 10am. Service will follow at 11am at Whitehurst Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Los Banos Cemetery.
POPE, Carol A.: 65; of Santa Barbara; died Oct. 14; memorial service held at later date; arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.
Dorian Smith Passed away October 1st, 2010. Keaton's Mortuaries in charge of arrangements.
Dan Freitas 7/6/56 - 10/19/08 Dan- It's been two rough years since you left us. If life were fair you'd be sitting in your seat at AT&T Park this afternoon. You are missed every single day. ? Debbie ?
LeBrun, Darin Ann October 9, 1955 - October 13, 2010 Loving wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She was an inspiration to everyone that knew her. May she rest in peace.
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David Francis Avanzino Feb. 1, 1948- Oct. 16, 2010 Passed to his new life on October 16th. David was a native San Franciscan who fully enjoyed and appreciated the beauty and diverse nature of his City. Dave graduated from Saint Ignatius and San Francisco City College, served in the, Reserves and was a proud member of Retail Clerks Union 648. He was actively involved in community work as a counselor and mentor for 20 years. David enjoyed traveling, walking, family gatherings and his SF Giants. He was predeceased by his mother, Minnie; brother Thomas and sister-in-law Linda. David is survived by his loving father John and step-mother Anna Marie; siblings Stephen, Jerome, Timothy, Marie and Matthew. He is also survived by his aunts Betty Huss and Rose Falsetto, and numerous cousins, nephews, nieces and grand-nephew. He also is survived by his loving friend Laura McCabe. A memorial service will be held at St. Ignatius College Prep. Chapel, located at 2001-37th Avenue in SF on Oct. 23rd, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your local Hospice organization.
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.,
David Mask January 27, 1918 - October 15, 2010 David was born in Portales, New Mexico, lived and attended schools in Roswell, NM. He moved to Bakersfield in the early 30's with his brothers and worked in the oil fields constructing storage tanks in Bakersfield, Taft and Long Beach. He served his country during, in the U.S. Army serving campaigns and battles in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe from 1943 to 1945. Upon discharge, he returned to Roswell with his wife Edythe and farmed with his brother until 1950. David then came back to Bakersfield to stay, owned and operated a local drug store and retired as a house painter in 1985. He enjoyed playing golf and spending time with his family, especially with his grandsons. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Annie Mask and 9 brothers and sisters, his wives Edythe Newton and Lily Followell. He is survived by his sister, Francis Corn of Roswell, NM; and his only child, David R. Mask and wife Donna; 2 grandsons, Ryan and Blake, all of Bakersfield. David will be laid to rest at the Bakersfield National Cemetery on Thursday, October 21, at 10:45 a.m., viewing on Wednesday, October 20, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Hopson- Anspach Family Mortuary. Please sign David's guest book at, Hopson-Anspach Family Mortuary
Freeman, David Ross (December 30, 1949 - October 15, 2010) David Freeman left this life as he lived it, with dignity, courage and faith. He died on October 15, 2010 from malignant brain tumor. A master craftsman and an exceptional builder, he was inspired in his daily work ethic by St. Joseph Worker. Owner and manager of his company for over 30 years, he was attentive to detail, design and quality on every project. An amazing and loving husband, true friend, father, grandfather, uncle, mentor and hero, he balanced his life with a dedication to family work, and the challenges of everyday living. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 39 years, Mary (Frazier) Freeman; children, Matthew, Andrew, Katherine (Freeman) Batty, Michael and Rebecca; son-in-law, Dr. William Batty; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Freeman; grandchildren, Alannah, Aiden Conner, Isabella, Tristan and Emily (all of whom will greatly miss helping grandpa make his famous pancakes, and homemade ice cream!) David will live on in his children and his grandchildren as they seek to emulate his simple genuine spirit of embracing life in daily tasks, while building upon his sound philosophy and everyday wisdom. The family extends its deepest gratitude to the doctors, health care providers and St. Joseph Hospice for their kindness and compassion during David's illness,and all who have shared in his journey. Memorial Mass and Rosary will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Placentia on Wednesday 10/20/2010, 10:15 a.m. In lieu of flowers please continue to build upon the legacy of DRF and send donations to : Habitat for Humanity of Orange County.
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
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Donald E. Redman passed away on October 17, 2010 in San Pedro. Donald was born on December 28, 1935 in Texas and resided in Rancho Palos Verdes for over 27 years. He was a longshoreman with the ILWU Local #13 for 10 years and enjoyed fishing, movies, coaching Little League, volunteering with the Boy Scouts and was also very artistic. Donald is survived by his wife, Dorothy; sons, Mark (Angela) and Eric (Stacy) Redman; grandchildren, Samantha and Noah; and numerous nieces and nephews. A vigil service will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2010, 9:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. The funeral Mass will follow at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be held at Green Hills Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Wednesday 2-8p.m. at McNerney's Mortuary. You are welcomed to leave the family a message or share memories at
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.
Donna Joyce Garcea, Resident of San Jose, 96, died peacefully October 16, 2010 at Watsonville Residential Assisted Living in Watsonville, California., She is survived by her daughter, Leona August (Pat), sons Larry Garcea, Gregory Garcea (Charlotte), grandchildren Deborah Livermore (Jayson), Dianna Skillicorn (James), Donna (Jesse) Hughes, Steven Garcea. She is also survived by her great grandchildren: Jennifer and Jared Livermore, Russell August, Thomas Skillicorn, Mason Hughes, her sister Barbara Domitrovich and 22 nieces and nephews., Donna was predeceased by her husband Pat Garcea, grandson, Mark Patrick August, parents Vincent and Kata Domitrovich, eight sisters and two brothers., Visitation will be at noon, service at 1 P.M. on October 21, 2010 at Lima Family Mortuary, 466 North Winchester Blvd. Santa Clara, California 95050. Burial immediately following the service will be at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, 490 Lincoln, Santa Clara 95050., Condolences may be offered at www.limafamily
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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.
July 24, 1936 - October 14, 2010 Dorothy "Sue" Anona Jackson, nee Lance, 74, of Redding, died Thursday at Mercy Medical Center. She was born in Westwood, CA where she lived with her parents and two brothers for many years. In 1948, the family relocated to Redding. Dorothy attended Sequoia Junior High School, graduating in 1950. Following her freshman year at Shasta High School, the family moved to Anderson in 1951. Dorothy resumed her studies at Anderson High School, graduating with honors in 1954. In October of 1958, Dorothy met her future husband, Bill Jackson, whom she married on September 19, 1959. The couple shared more than 51 years of connubial happiness. Dorothy was an employee of the state for more than 40 years. Working for both CalTrans (formerly the Division of Highways) and the California Department of Forestry, she performed well in myriad positions for these respective agencies. Her infectious smile and genuine affability endeared her to many of the individuals with whom she interacted. Retiring in 1999, her four-decades-plus tenure with the state was an accomplishment of which she was proud. Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Mabel Lance, as well as her two brothers, Robert "Buddy" and James "Howard" Lance. She is survived by her husband, Bill, her two children, Rick Jackson of Chico and Tracy Jackson of Red Bluff, as well as five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. At the family's request, no services are planned. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Enterprise Lions' Club Endowment Fund for the giant American flag.
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.,
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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.
DOUGLAS P. O\'BRIEN Doug went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 20, 2010. Age 73, a resident of Riverside, CA since 1959. He was a machinist until his retirement in 2001. He is survived by his wife, Dolores, of 52 years and his two daughters and their families, Erin & Mike Chavez and Karen & Mike Hubbard; four grandchildren, Nick & Michelle Chavez, and Natasha & Joey Hubbard; great-grandson, Tyler Woodring. He was born and raised in Michigan. Preceded in death by son, John D. O\'Brien; parents, Daniel and Eunice O\'Brien; sister, Phyllis Tivy and brother-in-law, Stan Tivy. He was a wonderful Husband, Dad and Grandfather. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church since 1974. A private Family Ceremony will be held on Sunday. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made to Fellowship Baptist or charity of your choice.
DR. GRACIELA SARMIENTO, 53, of Arroyo Grande, died Oct. 16, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Lady Family Mortuary and Crematory of Arroyo Grande.
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.
Edgar Leonard Gee, Jr. Born August 18, 1921 in Marysville, CA, to Edgar Gee, Sr. and Louise Wright, the oldest of their two children; a second generation California native. On September 16, 1945, he married his sweetheart, Virginia Pilcher who preceded him in death in 1992. He is survived by their four children, Lance Gee (Emma), Denise Damm (Robert), Marcus Gee and Laurie Gee; seven granddaughters and 15 great grandchildren. He was reunited with Virginia on October 15, 2010. The family would like you to visit, and sign the online guest book. Family and friends are invited to Lakeside Colonial Chapel, 830 D Street, in Marysville, CA on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 from 5-8pm for a visitation. There will be a funeral service held on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 11:00am at the First Presbyterian Church in Marysville, with a burial at Sierra View Memorial Park with the Beale Air Force Base Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the direction of Lakeside Colonial Chapel, Marysville, CA (530) 749-9277. Send Condolences to
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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.
December. 20 1946- October. 15, 2010 Liz died peacefully Friday afternoon, at home, with her family in attendance as they had been throughout her brief illness. When she received the diagnosis and its prognosis, in May, ofCreutzfeldt-Jakob disease she decided two things. First, she set about contacting friends from throughout her life hoping to hear from them and inviting those that could to come visit her while she still had the ability to get out and enjoy their company. A surprising number responded, coming from far and near, bringing much joy to her in the months she had left. They in return received joy and much inspiration from her spirited battle with this presently incurable disease. Second, she gave permission for herself and her records to be studied in the hope that Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease will someday be understood and families will no longer have to endure the ravages of this disease. Liz is survived by her husband Chuck, her daughter Jill and her sister Virginia Hanley. Her sisters-in-law Sue Sherrer, Jane Minor, and Jane's sister Virginia Rowen were devoted and much appreciated care givers, giving generously of their time and love to help out. Our heartfelt thanks go to them and the many neighbors, friends and relatives who became a steady stream of visitors bringing warm hugs, meals, gifts and "much Chocolate" thus brightening her often dreary Humboldt days. A Eureka native, Liz graduated from St. Bernard Schools of Eureka and Dominican University of San Rafael. She spent a number of years in Tucson, Arizona, where among other things she worked for the Mayor of Tucson. Wanting to be nearer family she moved to San Francisco where she worked for the Orthopedic Residency Training Program at St Mary's Hospital. After their marriage, she and Chuck returned to Eureka to raise a family. Here she worked for the Center For Child Advocacy, becoming the Director, and then worked as an independent contractor to the Superior Court of California Humboldt County until forced early retirement. She will be remembered for her wit, intelligence, creative style and her devotion to family, friends and coworkers. She was a world traveler; some memorable trips included Scotland with five cousins searching out their ancestral home, Italy, joining Jill who studied there one summer and Paris with her sister and their daughters after Jill graduated from the University of Arizona She was a creative and outstanding cook, a book artist and member ofNORBAG, a letter writer who never forgot a birthday, an avid reader and longtime Book Club member who kept a record of every book she ever read. A Service for Elizabeth will be held at St Bernard Church on Friday October 22, 2010 at 2PM. The family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation, in Liz's name, be made to Hospice of Humboldt, the Caring Bridge web site or a charity of your choice.
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Emma Bernice Tolson October 10, 1916 - October 14, 2010 Viewing will be held between 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at Greenlawn Mortuary (3700 River Blvd). Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at Fairview Ward (2801 S. Real Rd.). Graveside services will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery. Emma Bernice Tolson passed away peacefully at home Thursday, October 14, 2010. She was born in Weinent, Haskell, Texas October 10, 1916. She moved to Bakersfield, CA in 1959 where she raised her two sons up to be men, James H. Mayfield and Oran B. Mayfield. Emma Bernice Tolson has five family of Farris on her side of the family.
Erwin Froehlich, 85, passed away October 12, 2010, in his Corcoran home., A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2010, 11:00 a.m., at Bledsoe Family Peoples Funeral Chapel, 1030 Cardoso Avenue, Corcoran, followed by a reception to celebrate his life., Mr. Froehlich was born on August 25, 1925, in Minsk, Russia to Julius and Emma Froehlich. The family left Russia in April 1943 to return to their homeland of Germany. Mr. Froehlich married Magdalene Franz on June 15, 1950 and immigrated to the United States in 1951, arriving in Lemoore, California on November 11th of that year. He and his wife made Corcoran their home in 1955 and raised three children. Erwin worked for Gilkey Farms, Inc., for over 40 years, retiring in 1993., After retirement, Erwin was an active participant in local German and Polish Clubs, a Senior Center member and a Commissioner for the Kings County Commission on Aging. He and Magdalene were also named the King and Queen of Corcoran for the Kings County 73rd Homecoming Parade in 2000 and Grand Marshals of the 2003 Corcoran Cotton Parade in recognition of their involvement in the community., Mr. Froehlich is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Magdalene, and his loving children, Carl Froehlich and wife Sandra of San Jose, CA, Robert Froehlich and wife Peggy of Simi Valley, CA, and Christine (Froehlich) Shippey and husband Tom of Pollock Pines, CA. He is also survived by six grandchildren, two sisters, Else and Mila, and his brother Albert and wife Erika., Erwin was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Leo and Adolf, and a sister, Lene., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Corcoran Senior Center, 800 Dairy Avenue, Corcoran, CA 93212.
F. L. "ZEKE" THOMAS OUR DAD AND PAPA Nov. 17, 1929 ~ Oct. 19, 1996 REST IN PEACE Dad for one who goes to meet the Lord Your gentle touch remains upon the hearts of those who loved you best. Take care of Jim and now Steve. Love Mom, Judy, BJ, Peggy & Teresa
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October 31, 1947 ~ October 12, 2010 Fred Rusticus was born on December 14, 1946 in Waxens, Friesland to parents Mike and Grace Rusticus. They moved to America on October 31, 1947. With family by his side, he entered into rest on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 after his short battle with lung cancer. He was a wonderful brother to Jerry Rusticus, Marlene Passalaqua, Anita Rusitcus, Joan Wells, Sandy Rusticus, and Grace Pimentel. He was a father to Eric Check, a Grandpa, and an Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Fred served in the U.S. Army from March 1966 to May 1968. After his Army service, Fred got into the trucking business as a driver and mechanic, hauling hay and other commodities. In 1999 he started farming almonds in Hilmar, CA. You could catch him riding around his orchard with his dogs, boy did he love his dogs! He built a huge shop and that is where he enjoyed spending his free time. He loved working on trucks and tractors, anything mechanical to say the least. Fred loved watching 50's televisions shows and listening to 50's music. Everyone knows that if you wanted to get Fred wound up, just start talking politics with him! Another thing Fred enjoyed was being on the computer. He loved researching political issues, finding jokes to email everyone, and keeping in touch with his family and friends. Fred was always surrounded by his family and friends, and in his final days, they were there for him when he needed them the most. We would like to invite everyone to come celebrate Fred's life. A visitation will be held at Wilson Family Funeral Chapel, 1290 Winton Way in Atwater, on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Funeral services will be held at Gateway Community Church, 353 E Donna Dr in Merced, on Wednesday October 20, 2010 at 10:00am. We thank you all for being a part of Fred's life. He will forever hold a special place in our hearts.
Filipe A. Chagas of Bethel died October 16,2010 tragically after being struck by a motor vehicle in Darien, he was 19 years old. Filipe was born August 2, 1991 in Pocos De Caldas Brazil, the son of Peter and Vera ( Souza) Chagas. He was a graduate of Bethel High School, and was most recently attending Naugatuck Community College. He is survived by his parents Peter and Vera of Bethel; one sister Ashley, and many friends, and relatives. The family will receive friends for calling hours on Thursday October 21, 2010 from 2 to 6 pm at the Christ of the Shepherd Church 52 Stadley Rough Rd. Danbury CT 06811 where a funeral service will be held at 5 00 pm. Cremation services will be in private. In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to be made to The Chagas family C/O Newtown Savings Bank 211 Greenwood Ave., Bethel CT 06801 Att. Carla Begglo. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Green Funeral Home in Danbury.
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.,
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Crook, Frank Peter 10/20/1917 - 9/30/2010 Born 10/20/1917 in L. A. to Gadys Cahen and Frank Peter Crook, Sr. Passed gracefully 9/30/2010 from sepsis just shy of his 93th birthday. He was surrounded by his loving family: Pam Gray (Wendy Gleason); Gordon Crook (wife-Susie, Kevin and Kelly). He married his childhood sweetheart, Mary Ficovic in 1941. She preceded him in January 2009. They enjoyed a loving marriage of 67 years. He graduated from LA High in 1935, attended UCLA and graduated from Cal in 1941 with a BA in Mechanical Engineering. During WWII he designed airplanes for Douglas Aircraft. In 1958 he and Milt Miner formed Miner & Assoc. In 1962, they added other companies forming Tridair Indus. In 1975 Tridair merged with Rexnord. Peter then went off on his own with blueprints of airplane parts he felt would be usesd for the next five to ten years and formed Aeroterra, Inc. Aeroterra closed their doors in late 1999 some 24 years later. Who knew it would last so long. Peter, as he was known by most (although he was also known as Gordon or Frank depending upon when you knew him) was a gentle, kind man who has now joined his wife, Mary. I'm sure she has him out there on the dance floor already. He was very active in the S.M. Republican Club, Optimists, L.A. Country Club and a variety of other organizations over the years. Golf was a big part of his life and he especialy enjoyed golfing with his son, Gordon and grandson, Kevin. His first grandchild, Wendy Gleason has been takng care of him and Mary since she first took ill in 2006. He was much loved and will be missed by everyone. Celebration of his life wil be held on October 20, 2010 at 388 Surfview Dr., Pacific Palisades, CA. In lieu of flowers a contribution may be made to Santa Monica Animal Shelter, 1640 9th St., S.M., Ca 90404, attn: Donation for Frank Peter Crook, Jr.
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Fred Alva Rose Born April 16, 1930 in Dobbins, CA. Passed away October 6, 2010 in Oroville, CA. He is survived by his wife Emily Rose; and children: Lupe Cordova (wife Leah), Johnathan Rose, Eleanor Robles (husband Socorro), Sandy Mankin (husband Steve), Henry Rose (partner Joanne), Belinda Lucich (husband John), Faye Rose, Matt Rose, Calvin Rose, and Glenda Rose. He is also survived by his sister Martha Noel and his aunt Lorraine Betega; thirty-three grandchildren; and thirty-seven great grandkids, also numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his son Alvin Rose; mother Ella Rose-Mix; and father Ralph Rose; two brothers: Lloyd Rose and Ralph (Sonny) Rose. Fred served in the Air Force. He was a Swamper, Log Scaler for the Forest Service and pulled green chain. Fred was also a truck driver. He will be greatly missed. Graveside services will be held at Keystone Cemetery, Dobbins CA at 2:00 pm Saturday, October 23, 2010. For information, please call (530) 675-2434. Send Condolences at
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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Albert "Al" Frenz 1923 - 2010 Resident of San Leandro Al Frenz, age 87 years old, a lifelong resident of Alameda County passed away .....
Fulvia Bonetti, forty year resident of Palm Springs, Calif. passed away peacefully on October 13, 2010 at the age of 87 in Las Vegas, Nev. surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Alife, Italy on July 24, 1923 to Philomena and Michael Isabella. She grew up in New York City and moved to Rosemead, Calif.where she met, fell in love and married her "one and only," Pasquale "Lino" Bonetti, to whom she was married to for 50 magical years, until his death in 2005. She was a loving and dedicated mother to daughters, Mary Keefe of Banning, Calif. and Joan Riegert of Las Vegas; and son, Mike Bonetti of Bermuda Dunes, Calif. In addition, she is survived by her brother, Armando Isabella of Covina, Calif. She adored her four grandchildren, Justin, Rachael, Christina and Matthew; and her son-in-law, Rick; and daughter-in-law, Annette. A service was held at Forest Lawn in Cathedral City, followed by a burial ceremony at Desert Memorial Park Cathedral City.
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July 9, 1929 - October 15, 2010 Grace Lema was born to Henry and Virginia Atkins on July 9, 1929. She passed away peacefully in her home on Oct. 15, 2010 surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was 81 years old. Grace was married to Eddie Lema, her best friend for 59 years. Grace and Ed farmed together locally and raised two daughter, Kathy & Vickie. Grace also worked for the Davis Canning Co. for 30 yrs. Every year Grace would raise fruits and vegetables, but her passion was cooking. She loved baking pies and bread and creating new recipes to share with her friends and family. She wrote a cookbook called Grace's Kitchen. Grace adored her 2 daughters, 4 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She was so proud of each of them for their many accomplishments and successes in life. Grace was preceded in death by her husband Eddie in 2006, three sisters Florence, Ruby and Margaret, and brother Thomas. She is survived by: daughters Kathy Wilson of Pendleton, OR and Vickie Robinson of Winton; grandchildren: Jason Wilson, Janis Edwards, Jake Wilson and Jill Robinson-Wolgamott: great-grandchildren: Taylor, Brooke, Jacey, Ayden, Piper, Heath, Kelvyn and Tyler. She is also survived by sisters: Della Dunkak and Janet Krebbs. Visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday, October 21, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Wilson Family Funeral Chapel of Atwater. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Gary Martin officiating. Burial will at follow at Winton Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Wilson Family Funeral Chapel of Atwater.
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Gary passed away unexpectedly at home in Sandwich, MA on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at the age of 65. Born in Burbank, CA, the son of Henry Sidney "Sid" French and Ada Chapin French, Gary spent many years in San Jose and later Sebastopol, CA, before relocating to the east coast. He was a graduate of San Jose State University and earned his MBA at Pepperdine University. Gary had previously worked in sales for, , but had recently made a career change and at the time of his death was employed at Plymouth Crossings, a senior care facility in Plymouth, MA as Director of Community Relations. During his 21 years in Sebastopol, Gary was actively involved with Kiwanis Club of Sebastopol, was a member of Leadership Santa Rosa Class XII, and was named Kiwanian of the Year and Sebastopol Humanitarian of the Year. Gary was also a former President and member of the Board of Directors of the Polly Klaas Foundation, and is one of three men credited with revolutionizing the way missing person information and photographs are shared, by digitizing them and then disseminating them electronically. Gary was a gourmet cook and a lively host who loved providing family and friends with a good meal. He was also an enthusiastic and successful gardener who, with his wife Paula, had planted the entire properties they shared in Sebastopol and Sandwich. Gary is survived by his wife of 11 years, Paula French, and his children, Jeremy French of Forestville, CA, and Stephanie Summerton-French of Santa Rosa, CA, and two of his beloved aunts, Zaye Chapin and Irma Davis, both of Tuscon, AZ. A celebration of Gary's life will be held on the afternoon of Sunday, October 24. For details, and to share stories about Gary, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org . His ashes will be scattered on both coasts at later dates.
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."
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Georgia Leona Smith Gayton Passed away at the age of 67 in Richmond CA. Georgia was a long time resident of Contra Costa County .....
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 MOLINA, 53, of Nipomo, passed away October 17, 2010. Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory.
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
GILBERT HUERTA Gilbert was born to Erlindo and Salud Huerta on September 23, 1941, the ninth of ten children. After graduating from Ramona High School he served his country in the Army, where he was stationed in Thule, Greenland as a radar missile weapons communicator. After his military duties he landed his dream job with Southern California Gas Company where he retired after 33 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters, and one brother. Gilbert passed away on October 10, 2010; he was surrounded by his wife, children, and close family members. He is survived by his wife, four children, three grandchildren, honorary grandchildren, one brother, two sisters, and many special family members. Memorial services are to be held on Friday, October 22, 2010 at 1:00 PM at Montecito Mortuary Valley View Chapel, 3520 E. Washington Street, Colton, California 92324. Inurnment will be private. In lieu of flowers anyone who wishes to can make a donation in his honor to the Diabetes Foundation, Kidney Foundation, or the Braille Foundation. MONTECITO MORTUARY AND MEMORIAL PARK Colton, CA (909) 825-3024 Please visit us at www.mem.com
Giulio Pollastrini June 10, 1904 - Oct. 19, 1960 You are remembered as a man of unbounded generosity and kindness and revered as a man of unparalleled principle and integrity. You remain deeply loved and admired. Ti amo.
GLADYS WEBER MAR 11, 1915 - OCT 8, 2010 After a long struggle with cancer Gladys was taken to the Lord to be with her beloved Daughter on 10/08/2010. She was preceded in death by her Parents Carl & Iola Cain from Vermont, husband John (Jack) Weber, Daughter Frances Ward of Modesto, Ca. She is survived by her Grandson Doug Ward, Great Grandson Shawn Ward of Oakdale, and Stepdaughter Elmira Melcom of Florida, The family would like to send special blessings and prayers to her caregivers and their families, Lunts, Archibeques, Dias, Stohler, DePonte. Gladys was a member of the Southwestern Malacological Society, San Diego Shell Club, Phoenix Valley Shell Club. She moved to Modesto 15 years ago to be be close to her daughter Frances Ward. She enjoyed many things that we sometimes take for granted, she loved to see the Fall leaves, ocean, blue skies, classical music. Her favorite pass time was reading novels, watching ballet, and sewing. Her gentle and loving hugs and kisses will be missed. There will a celebration of her life On October 23, 2010 at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial donation to: The Salvation Army, 1500 Yosemite Blvd, Mod, CA 95354
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.
GRACE MARION LEMA JUL 9, 1929 - OCT 15, 2010 Grace Lema was born to Henry and Virginia Atkins on July 9, 1929. She passed away peacefully in her home on Oct.15, 2010 surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was 81 years old. Grace was preceded in death by her husband Eddie in 2006, three sisters Florence, Ruby and Margaret, and brother Thomas. She is survived by: daughters, Kathy Wilson of Pendleton, OR and Vickie Robinson of Winton; grandchildren: Jason Wilson, Janis Edwards, Jake Wilson and Jill Robinson-Wolgamott: great-grandchildren: Taylor, Brooke, Jacey, Ayden, Piper, Heath, Kelvyn and Tyler. She is also survived by sisters: Della Dunkak & Janet Krebbs. Visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday, October 21, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Wilson Family Funeral Chapel of Atwater. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Gary Martin officiating. Burial will at follow at Winton Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Wilson Family Funeral Chapel of Atwater.
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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.
BUCKNER, Gwendolyn was born May 8, 1915 in Springfield, Ohio. She was the fourth of six children born to Julius and Ora Ann Schell. The family moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1926, where she met and married Clynell Jackson. The marriage produced a son, Clynell Jackson, Jr., but ended in divorce in 1935. Gwendolyn and James Buckner were married from December 19, 1939 until his death in 1962. James "Skully" Buckner was All-City center on the Wendell Phillips H.S. city champion basketball team of 1929-30. Gwen worked in women's retail for the M.J. Petrie Co. and retired when Petrie relocated from Chicago's Loop to New Jersey. Gwen moved to Los Angeles, California in 1978; residing in the Angelus Plaza seniors complex from 1980 - 2005. In 2005 she moved to the St. John of God Retirement and Care Center, and it was there Gwendolyn passed away April 30, 2008. Gwen was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers, James H. Schell and Wm Douglas Schell, Sr.; sisters, Ida Watson (nee Schell), Helen Tolson (nee Schell), and Georgia Brockman (nee Schell - Hunt). At the time of her death Gwendolyn was survived by her son Clynell Jackson, Jr. (Grace); grandchildren, Clynell III (Bailey), Gregory (Lenora), Vivien, Wendell, Geoffrey, Elliott (Sophie), and Tarina Murray (Charles); seven great-grandchildren; nieces, Gail Delahousie (nee Hunt), Sandria Robinson (nee Schell), Cynthia Richmond (nee Hunt); nephews, Wm Douglas Schell, Jr., Swain Hunt, Jr. (Mildred), and many cousins and devoted friends. Memorial service in Los Angeles, at Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery Chapel, 1831 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007, Friday October 22, 2010, at 10:00 A.M.
STRATTON, HAROLD (Steve) 01/24/1951 to 10/16/2010 Service Westview Bible Church In Imperial Beach Oct.19 1PM Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey (619)425-9111
1919 - 2010 Henry Joseph Favier, better known as Jim, passed away on Friday October 15, 2010 near his family in his home in Merced. Jim was born August 10, 1919 on the family ranch in Merced County to French immigrants, Frank and Felicie Favier. He was born the sixth of ten children, five boys and five girls, and was a lifelong Merced resident. Following his graduation from Merced High School in 1936, Jim served four and one half years in the Army Medical Corps during WWII in the South Pacific. When he returned home he farmed and raised cattle with his four brothers. Jim and his brothers were also partners in Noble Meat Company and Custom Made Feeding Company. Jim's interests were always associated with family and the livestock industry. He was a member of the Elks Club of Merced and the California Cattlemen's Assn. for over 50 years. He served for many years as a Board of Director for the Lower San Joaquin Levee District and as a member of the Junior Livestock Auction Committee for over 30 years. He was honored by the Merced-Mariposa Cattlemen's Assn. as Cattleman of the year, and later by the Merced County Fair Rodeo as their Grand Marshall. Jim was very proud of his French Heritage. He enjoyed traveling to France with his wife and children to visit his French relatives. Jim loved his family and was an avid hunter. He enjoyed the large family gatherings at Easter and Thanksgiving. He especially loved the gatherings at the ranch bunk house after hunting with friends and family. He was always a welcome addition to every gathering and will be sadly missed. Jim is survived by his wife of 54 years, Alice, his children, James Douglas Favier, Joanne Marchini, Henry Favier, Jr., Amy Sloan, six grandchildren, four great grandchildren and step grandchildren. Services will be held at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Chapel on Friday October 22, 2010 at 12:00 O'clock Noon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to charity of your choice.
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In Memoriam Edward M. Hansen Aug. 12, 1926 Oct. 20, 2009 Resident of Oakland Eddie was born in Oakland, California, and lived his entire .....
Harjit Singh 37, of Yuba City, passed away on October 15, 2010. Prayer services will start at 11am Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at Ullrey Memorial Chapel in YC. Final prayers and cremation will follow at Ullrey Chapel Crematory.
Harry Hansen 78, of Marysville, passed away October 9, 2010. Born in Newaygo, Michigan. A resident of the Yuba-Sutter area for 30 years. He was retired from Cal-Trans. Harry served in the military for 4 years in the, . He worked with the Stars Program for a few years. Harry was a loving father and grandfather, he always put everyone before himself. He might not be on this earth, but he will be in our hearts and thoughts forever. We love and miss you, Dad. Survivors include: daughter Darla Hansen, daughter Margaret Hansen, son Brian Hansen, daughter Elizabeth Zinn; 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Memorial service will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, October 23, 2010, at First Assembly of God Church in Marysville, corner of Covillaud and East 19th St. Send Condolences at
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.
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Helen Elizabeth Sarama, age 88 of Rockwall, Texas, and previously of Palm Springs, Calif. for 20 years, passed away October 11, 2010. She was born August 9, 1922 in Ellwood City, Pa., to Michael and Nancy (Tuminello) O'Tousa. Helen proudly served her country in the United States Army as a nurse during
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.,
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Charles "Howard" Hendrickson, 66, of Herald, died Oct. 15. He was born March 25, 1944. Mr. Hendrickson was a welder and mechanic for Pacific Modern .....
Henry Lawrence (Larry) Wilkalis, born November 30, 1920 ~ a loving son, loving brother, loving uncle, loving Grandfather, loving friend, and especially loving and devoted husband to Sophie Martha (Kroll) Amorosa-Wilkalis ~ died October 16 at Bridgeport Hospital Burn Center. Larry lived his entire life in Danbury. In his youth, he worked at various local Danbury Hat Shops, and prior to his retirement Larry worked many years at BD Bard-Parker. Larry served proudly in the U.S. Army in France during World War II, giving to country, and remained closely associated with the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. After the death of his wife Sophie in 2005, Larry selflessly volunteered his time seven days a week at his 2nd "home(s)," Filosa/Hancock Hall until his death. Larry cared for others his entire life and most recently at Filosa/Hancock Hall he formed close and even loving friendships with both patients and staff. Larry is survived by his stepchildren; nieces and nephews; and his beloved great grand children who gave him the greatest joy. Larry will be missed by all who knew and loved him. 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's Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury on Wednesday from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sacred Heart Church of Jesus, 46 Stone Street, Danbury, CT 06810, the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation, 267 Grant Street, Bridgeport, CT 06610 (designated for Burn Center patients), or Filosa/Hancock Hall, 31 Staples Street, Danbury, CT 06810.
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Bob Hilder was left at the Galt Christian Church in the third grade with only the clothes on his back, and when God called .....
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HOMER MANGIS THOMAS Homer Thomas passed away peacefully at his home in Riverside on October 15, 2010. He was 89. Homer was born September 3, 1921, the second son of Homer and Della Thomas in the small hardscrabble town of Madras, Oregon. He was a four sport letterman, including quarterback of the Madras High White Buffaloes. He followed his older brother, Edward, to the University of Oregon where he took up, for the first time, the sport of pole vaulting. He became Northwest champion with a vault of 13 feet 6 inches on a bamboo pole. Later at the age of 60 he took first place at a Master\'s track meet with a vault of 10 feet using a fiberglass pole. He always wished fiberglass poles were available in his youth. A natural leader, Homer was voted Captain of the Oregon Track Team, President of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and was admitted to the prestigious Sigma Delta Psi and Theta Nu Epsilon Societies. He was also a member of "Order of the O", the athletic fraternity for varsity lettermen. He graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration. The best thing to happen to Homer at the U of O was meeting an attractive and vivacious Gamma Phi co-ed named Mary Wright who became his wife of 66 years. Romeo and Juliet knew no finer love affair. Mary and Homer were married June 30, 1944 at Fort Benning, Georgia where Homer was going through Officer Candidate School. Homer became a First Lieutenant in the Army paratroops and was sent to action in the Philippines with the 503rd Regimental Combat Team but shortly after his arrival the dropping of the A-bombs caused the Japanese surrender. Unfortunately, his brother, Edward, a fighter pilot, was killed during the war. Homer was attached to the Inspector General\'s office and stationed in Japan as part of the U.S. military occupation after the surrender. General Swing awarded him a commendation medal for his service to the 11th Airborne. He was called back to service during the
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Ione Ellen Knight, 96, was born in 1914, and passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, in Encinitas, Calif. Ione was a local girl and married a local boy, Edgar Lopez. Her father was one of the last Santa Margarita constables. Later she moved to Southern California and married twice more, to Claude Morris and Jack Ripley, outliving three husbands. Ione is survived by her five children; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She will be interred at a graveside service to be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at the Old Santa Margarita Cemetery.
J.D. James, a 75-year resident of Torrance, passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2010 in Carson. Born in Little Rock, AR, J.D. was 81 when he died. J.D. had served in the
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BENTLEY, JOHN "JACK" E. Nov. 6, 1931 to Oct. 13, 2010 Born in Oak Park, IL. Jack graduated from Miami University (Ohio) in 1954 and married his college sweetheart, Rosemary Heuser, that summer. That same year they moved to San Diego where Jack was stationed in the Navy. After serving his country, Jack worked first for, and then retired from Coldwell Banker Commercial. Jack was also an active member of the San Diego Fly Fishers. Jack is survived by Rosemary, his wife of 56 years, sons, Jeff and Scott, daughter Jennifer, sister Judy Rule, brother Phil Bentley and five wonderful grandchildren: Ryan, Shayna, Jordan, Sean and Cole. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Foothills United Methodist Church or the of San Diego. Memorial services to be held on Saturday, October 30th, 11:00 a.m. at the Foothills United Methodist Church, 4031 Avocado Blvd., La Mesa, CA 91941.
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.
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Bruce Jackson, 71 03/20/1939 ~ 10/11/2010 OCEANSIDE -- The "King" has passed, Bruce Jackson. He was born in Seattle, Wash., on March 20, 1939 .....
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James Grady Goad November 16, 1922 - October 13, 2010 James Grady Goad was born in Sallisaw, Oklahoma in 1922 and came to California in 1945. Grady served in the United States Army during, where he travelled throughout France, Europe and Germany. Grady made his career in the oilfield industry where he retired from Sun Oil in 1987. Grady enjoyed playing golf with his friends and spending time with his family. Grady, or "Pop" as he was so lovingly referred to by his family, is survived by wife Peggy of 62 years; siblings, Andy and Mildred; sons, Steven and Michael; grandchildren, Jason, Joshua, Lensi and Jenna; great grandchildren, Justin, Melo, Jacob, Cameryn, Ian, Kenzie and Colby. Grady loved his family dearly and was loved by his family equally. "Pop" will be missed by all of those he leaves behind. Funeral services will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Park, at 9101 Kern Canyon Rd., on Tuesday, Oct. 19th, at 3:00 p.m. Visitation will be on Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Miranda, James H. December 9, 1942 - October 14, 2010 James Miranda passed away unexpectedly on October 14, 2010, in Panorama City CA. He was born in Nuttelsburg, West Virginia on December 9, 1942. Jim will be dearly missed by all that knew him. He is survived and remembered by his Daughter, Tina Miranda, His Sisters Linda, Millie, Donna, Rita, Joyce, and Barbie, His Brother Russ, Nieces, Lori and Sandy His Nephew, Jimmy and many other Family members. He also will be remembered fondly by many Friends and Colleagues who had the pleasure of knowing him during his life. Visitation: 5-7pm, Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at: Crawford Mortuary, 8717 Tampa Ave., Northridge, CA 91324. 818/349-9701. Reception to immediately follow at Michael's Pub, 11506 Oxnard St., No. Hollywood, CA 91606, 818/980-9762.
SALIBA, James Born Jan. 16, 1942, passed away Oct. 9, 2010 in his home in Santa Ana, CA. He is survived by three brothers, Kamel, Elli, Ghssan. Services are at 2:00 p.m. October 23, 2010 at Christian Life Fellowship, 1090 N. Batavia, Orange, CA 92867, (714) 771-9850.
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Janet Marie Driver King June 12, 1952 â€" October 13, 2010 Janet passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday evening at her home in Yuba City. Janet was born in Stockton, to Denver and Anna Driver. She moved to Sacramento in 1970 where she graduated from Sacramento State University. Janet met her husband, Ronald Allan King, in Sacramento and was married December 23, 1971. Over the next fourteen years they lived in Sacramento, Tucson, Germany and Oklahoma before coming to the Yuba City area 25 years ago. Janet worked for 24 years as a Medicare Representative. She was able to spend this last year as a full time homemaker, mother and grandmother. Janet loved to help with events at her church, Hope Point Nazarene. Every year at Christmas she was the perfect Mrs. Claus to Ron's Santa. Music was a love of hers whether it was playing the piano or singing in the choir. Janet's life was dedicated to her family and friends. Janet loved the people in her life. She enjoyed gatherings of family and friends. She will be greatly missed and remembered by her loving husband Ron, her four children; Rona Sieberg, Dania King, Tricia Testroete and Allan King, step daughter Gina Palmer; son in-law Jerrod Sieberg, daughter in-law Chelsea King her grandsons, Jaden and Jacob; her sister, Linda, her niece, Anne and her father Denver. A Celebration of Life service lead by Pastor Todd Keough will be held, Tuesday October 19, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at Hope Point Nazarene Church, 600 North George Washington Blvd., Yuba City. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hope Point Nazarene building fund in Janet's memory. Send Condolences to
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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.,
Jeanette S. Dodds, Resident of Saratoga, Jeanette passed away peacefully on at the age of 96. She was a home economics teacher for over 25 years., Jeanette is survived by her four sons, John, Robert, Douglas and Glen, 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband of 48 years John G. Dodds., A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Campbell United Methodist Church, where she was an active member for the past 54 years. Interment to follow at Los Gatos Memorial Park. Local arrangements by DARLING FISCHER.
Jeramy Michael Abshire, 34, of Cottonwood died Friday in a traffic accident in Cottonwood. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466).
JESSIE HALEY, 99 of Grover Beach passed away Tuesday,October 5th 2010. Arrangements are under the directions of Marshall~Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel, Grover Beach, Ca.
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."
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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.
Joan Gardner, 75, of Redding died Monday at Lakewood Christian Homecare in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
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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.
JOHN COURTLEY WOUDSTRA MAR 10, 1938 - OCT 15, 2010 John Woudstra was the second of three children born to John and Margery Woudstra. He attended Ripon Schools and married his high school sweetheart, Hattie Doornewaard. He was a fabricator who built and designed almond harvesting equipment. He was in this line of work for many years and eventually started his own business, Mid-State Manufacturing in Ripon. In the late 1970's he married Norma Honodel and they took over Stockton Marine. He loved being on or near the water and was particularly fond of the California Coast. He enjoyed fishing, tending his vegetable garden and building and repairing things. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Janet Lindsay and wives Hattie and Norma. He is survived by daughters Pam Woudstra of Ripon, Kim Witherow of Manteca, granddaughter Jessica Witherow of Manteca, sister Bernadine McClellan of Spokane, WA and companion Trannie Stoetz of Manteca. He is also survived by step-daughters Debbie Witt of Angeles Camp, Denielle Barnes of Ripon and her sons Matt Harper of Ripon and Willie Harper of San Francisco. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 11:00 AM at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 910 E. North Street in Manteca.
John M. Koopmans, D.C. was a loving husband and father, caring doctor, sports enthusiast and a friend to all. After a brave five month battle with pancreatic cancer, John went to be with the Lord on October 13, 2010 at the age of 60. Born in Portland, Oregon on January 1, 1950, John was five years old when his family moved to California. He met his future wife, Karen, in college and they were married September 1, 1973. John attended Los Angeles College of Chiropractic where he graduated January 1976. He began serving Humboldt County with his gift of chiropractic that following August. Having never met a stranger, he saw his patients as friends first and patients second. He loved his many animal patients as well, which included cats, dogs and horses. They, in turn, loved him as well for making them feel so much better. John was a firm believer in giving back to the community. He loved sponsoring local youth athletes and sports teams, of which there have been countless over the years. John was a long-time member of the South West
GRAYSMARK, John Richard Film Production Designer/Art Director Born London England 26 March 1935 Died Santa Monica, CA 10 October 2010 Career began at MGM Studios England in 1956 on Anatole Litvak's ANASTASIA. His 47 year career on over 70 international films included LAWRENECE OF ARABIA; THE GUNS OF NAVARONE; 2001, A SPACE ODYSSEY; INN OF THE SIXTH HAPPINESS and FLASH GORDON. He recieved Academy Award nominations for RAGTIME and YOUNG WINSTON. Other design credits included ROBIN HOOD, PRINCE OF THEIVES; THE BOUNTY; GORILLAS IN THE MIST; WHITE HUNTER, BLACK HEART; COURAGE UNDER FIRE; BLOWN AWAY and DUET FOR ONE. He is survived by wife, Joyce; daughters Julie Pitt and Joanna Graysmark Moles; son Jed; grandchildren, Phil and Dan Pitt, Edie and Flynn Moles; sisters Jill Kember, Carole Simpson Wendy Wilson and brother, Tony Graysmark. Gates, Kingsley & Gates Moeller Murphy Santa Monica, (310) 395-9988
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John Walder Zimmerer, Resident of San Jose, July 25, 1914-Oct. 14, 2010, John Walder Zimmerer slipped peacefully into the arms of his Savior on October 14, 2010. Born July 25, 1914 in Altoona, PA, where he grew up with five siblings Ruth, Carl, Frank, Robert and Willis. A, Veteran and resident of California since 1960., John faithfully cared for his beloved wife, Mary C. Zimmerer, until her death in 1996 due to Alzheimer's. He is survived by his loving children, Mary Wheeler of Cupertino, CA, John G. Zimmerer of Paradise Valley, AZ, and Barbara Liu of Santa Clara, CA, eight grandchildren, his brother Frank Zimmerer of San Jose, CA, and 14 nieces and nephews., Visitation on Thursday, Oct. 21, 5-9 pm at Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary, 96 W. El Camino Real, Mtn. View. Memorial Service on Friday, Oct. 22, 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1715 Grant Rd., Los Altos. Donations in John's memory can be made to the, Please sign the guestbook, at
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Jose Luis "Joe" Gardea, Resident of Santa Clara, Oct. 21, 1963 - Oct.13, 2010, Joe went home to be with the Lord Wednesday morning. A life long resident of Santa Clara California., He touched the lives of many with his gentle spirit and positive outlook on life., Joe was born to Salvador and Mercedes Gardea in Mountain View, California. Loving brother of Leticia Hernandez and Brother in-law to Frank Hernandez, Salvador Gardea Jr, Richard Gardea, Sergio Gardea and George Gardea. Loving Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Lima Family Santa Clara, 466 N. Winchester Blvd., Santa Clara California 95050 on Wednesday October 20, 2010 at 2:00 P.M.
Joseph A. Frade III of New Milford, beloved husband of Cathleen (Stillson) Frade, passed away peacefully at home, with family by his side, on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at the age of 63, after a courageous 18 month battle with cholangiocarcinoma. Joseph, the oldest son of the late Joseph A. and Winifred (Hayes) Frade, was born in Danbury on July 11, 1947. He attended Danbury schools. Joe was a Viet Nam era veteran, serving aboard the USS Lexington. Before his disability in 1991, Joe worked at several area companies. He enjoyed cooking, woodworking, reading, and camping. A final wish was fulfilled on July 10, 2010, when Joe and Cathleen renewed their wedding vows. In addition to his wife of 18 years, Joseph is survived by his children, Joseph (Lisa) Frade of Palmer, Mass., Jeffrey (Tracey Pecor) Frade of New Milford, Casey (Peder) Aakjar of South Kent, and David Frade of New Milford. He is also survived by two sisters, Bernadette (Michael) Kallas of Danbury, and Rita (David) Ericsson of Southbury; two brothers, Duane (Lorna) Frade of Bethel, and John (Barbara) Frade of Loveland, Colorado. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, Bradley, Joey, Danny, and Madison Frade, Trisha Stevenson, Elizabeth Shumway, Rebekah Nieman, Cody, Krissy, Alex, and Nicholas Aakjar, and Brittney and Brian Waldron; and one great-granddaughter, Rhiannon Aakjar. In addition; Joe is also survived by his mother-in-law, Cathleen (Betts) Stillson; sisters-in-law, Joan Stillson Stoeckle, Salley Stillson Profeta, and Gail Stillson; brothers-in-law, Linford (Carlene) Stillson, Peter (Kathleen) Stillson and Harold (Ellen) Stillson; and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service to celebrate Joe's life and military honors will take place on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 12 Noon at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford. Cremation will take place at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the Lillis Funeral Home on Saturday, October 23, from 10:30 s.m. until the time of the service. The family would like to express their profound gratitude to the New Milford VNA, especially Kathy, Sherry, Amanda, Joann, Marie, Pastor Chris, Roby, Jean, Sandy, the VNA office staff, and hospice volunteers, Tom, Anne, and Jim, for all of their help and unwavering compassion shown during Joe's illness. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joe's memory may be made to the New Milford VNA Hospice Program, 68 Park Lane Road, New Milford, CT. 06776 or Christian Life Fellowship Church, Dorwin Hill, New Milford, CT. 06776.
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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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JUNE HANSEN, 85, of Santa Maria, passed away October 16, 2010. Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory.
LONG, June Mary Oct. 5, 1921 - Oct. 14, 2010 June Long was welcomed into the arms of our Lord on the morning of October 14, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband William P. Long, M.D. Our devoted mother June is survived by her ten children: Mary, Teresa, Patricia, Catherine, Deborah, William, Susanna, Daniel, Timothy, and Thomas. A service will be held on Saturday, October 23rd at 9:30 a.m. at Assumption of the B.V.M. Church in Pasadena. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: The Passionists of Holy Cross Province, 5700 N. Harlem Ave., Chicago, IL 60631. Cabot & Sons, Pasadena Directors
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HILL, KENNETH DALE Kenneth Dale Hill, 88, of San Diego, CA, passed away on October 13, 2010. Ken was born in Durham, NC, on April 6, 1922, to Shepherd McKenzie Hill and Catherine Ruth Hill. Ken was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Virginia June Hill, brother Donald Wesley Hill, and sister Milo Ruth Morris. Ken is survived by brother Sterling Max Hill, of San Diego, sister Shirley May Hancock of Durham NC, daughters Kathleen Sue Fitzgerald and Ruth Ann Geron, nieces Sherry Hill, Terry Moran, and Kathy Bernal, and grandsons Lieutenant JG Taylor Geron and Phillip Geron. Ken enlisted in the US Naval Reserve on December 5, 1942, and his first tour of duty was as medical officer in the USS LSM-316 throughout the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during, . He remained on active duty retiring in 1975 as a Master Chief Hospital Corpsman in San Diego. A Master Mason, member of both Scottish and York rite, Ken was active in the Al Bahr Shrine. He was also a member of the Elks, Fleet Reserve, American Legion, and, . Viewing will take place Tuesday evening October 19, 2010 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Glen Abbey, Chapel of Roses. Services will be held Wednesday morning 10:00 a.m. at Glen Abbey, Chapel of Roses.
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James W. Kadow Resident of Fremont Entered into rest Saturday, October 16th, 2010. He was born on December 19th, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois. Upon .....
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Kathryn Sedlock Combs, Resident of Sunnyvale, Aug. 24, 1922-Oct. 14, 2010, After a challenging last year, Mom joined the big family/friend poker game up above, a seat opening for her on October 14, 2010. Born in Hoboken, New Jersey. Grew up in New York City. Served in WW II as a WAVE, stationed at Treasure Island. Back home, married Ray and came to California soon after, living in Candlestick Cove, Daly City and for over 55 years, in Sunnyvale. Resided at Sunnyside Gardens the last 2½years., Predeceased by husbands Raymond Sedlock and Don Combs, daughter Julia Mae, brother Michael, sister Florence. Survived by daughter Kathy (Larry), son Raymond (Mary), much loved granddaughters Doreen, Lisa and Monica, as well as long-time family and friends from California to the East Coast., Worked in the Post Office for many years. Was active throughout her life in various organizations: PTA, Girl Scouts, BPW to name a few. Enjoyed her woman-only poker group's monthly games, Tahoe trips for some slot action and loved to talk with family and friends, anytime, anyplace., Special thanks to the Hospice of the Valley for allowing her transition to her next adventure with some peace. Very special thanks to Sunnyside Gardens and their staff who patiently and lovingly cared for Mom from her first day she arrived in 2008 to her last. She was challenging, opinionated and feisty and the consideration and respect shown "Sunshine" was seen and appreciated., Calling hours will be held from 12:30 until 4:00 PM, Wednesday, October 20th at the Sunnyvale Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries, 174 N. Sunnyvale Avenue in Sunnyvale. Graveside services will be private. She will be residing with Ray in the Veteran's section at Gate of Heaven Cemetery., In lieu of flowers, please consider Hospice of the Valley, the, or a charity of your choice. Remember her with affection. See you later Mom. Love you.
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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..
BROWN, Kikuko Chiba ("Kiko") Passed away from brain cancer on October 18, 2010. She was born on October 27, 1931 in Sendai, Japan, one out of five children of Morigi Chiba and Enayo Yamashita. Kiko worked on a military base in Japan, where she met and married US soldier Willie Brown. Son, Kenji was born in Japan. She immigrated to the US on May 11, 1957 (Mother's Day). The family first lived on an Army base in Tacoma, Washington, where daughter Ramona ("Mona") and son Josetsu ("Joe") were born. Once her husband was discharged from the Army, they permanently relocated to Los Angeles, CA. In 1995 Kiko moved to Woodbridge, VA, to be near her son Kenji and his family. She resided in the Lake Ridge Fellowship House until she became ill in 2008. There she made many friends and was known for her helpful nature, sense of humor, and her Origami skill. Kiko is survived by her three children, five grandchildren (Deonca, Kevin, Keith, and Kyle Brown and Daniel Berrier) and three great-grandchildren (twins, Gabriel and Kaydence Brown, and Lily Amaya Brown) and many friends and relatives who loved her. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fellowship Square Foundation, 250 Exchange Place, Suite G, Herndon, VA 20170.
Fr. Kirby Hanson Kirby was born June 21, 1934 in Hilo, Hawai'i, the son of Carl E. and Ann Kirby Hanson, and twin brother of Faye Hanson [Schlichte]. In 1948, he moved with his family to Honolulu, and four years later, graduated from Punahou School. After attending Washington State University in Pullman and graduating from the, in Seattle, he served on active duty with the U.S., at Fort Ord in Monterey from 1955 to 1957. In 1957, Kirby joined the Bank of California, where he worked until entering Saint Patrick's Seminary in 1964. On May 15, 1970, Father Kirby was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop William J. McDonald, Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco, at Saint Matthew Church in San Mateo. Father Hanson initially served as Associate Pastor for six years at Saint Mary's Cathedral; and in 1976, was named Assistant Chancellor of the Archdiocese with responsibilities as Chair of the Building Committee and Executive Secretary of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council. On September 15, 1981, Archbishop Quinn appointed Father Hanson Chancellor of the Archdiocese. In 1984, Father Hanson was assigned as Pastor of Saint Isabella Parish in San Rafael; and in 1989, as Pastor of Saint Brigid Church in San Francisco. Father Hanson ministered as Pastor of Saint Thomas the Apostle Church in San Francisco from 1994 until his retirement in 2001. He had lived independently in San Francisco since retiring. He died peacefully during the night of October 14/15, 2010 at his home. Although quiet and unassuming, Father Hanson had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to laugh. His laugh will be missed by all who knew him. Although he dearly loved San Francisco, his adopted city, he looked forward to going home to Hawai'i each summer. He is survived by his nephew, Fr. Carl F. Schlichte, OP of Salt Lake City, Utah. Visitation will be begin Thursday 6pm with a Vigil Service 7pm at Saint Thomas the Apostle Church 3835 Balboa St., San Francisco, CA. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday 10am, October 22, 2010 at St. Mary's Cathedral, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco CA. Committal will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma.
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In Loving Memory LOUIS MICHAEL ROMERO 3/7/75 ~ 10/19/07 No farewell words were spoken, No time to say goodbye, You were gone before we knew it, And only God can tell us why Time will not heal, but time will teach us how to cope. We love you now, We love you still, We always have and We always will. Your Loving Family
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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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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.
Loren Lewandowski, Resident of Santa Cruz, 51, passed away at home on Oct. 13th. He was a beloved brother and father and an avid fisherman. Loren will be missed by the many students he taught during his 20 years as a teacher in Morgan Hill. He brought to these students his passion for drama, his love of reading, and his love of life. Loren is preceded into death by his parents and is survived by his two daughters, Laura and Francezka and their mother, Sandi. He is also survived by his siblings: Lynn, Frank, Tony, Tersa, Marya, and Tanya and their spouses., A celebration of Loren's life will be held Saturday October 23rd from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Morgan Hill Community Theater on Monterey Road.
Louis "Louie" John Nazzaro, beloved husband for 64 years of Serena (Bonsignore) Nazzaro, died October 17th at his home surrounded by his loving family. Son of the late Vincenza (DiBenigno) Nazzaro and Carmine Nazzaro of Corvara, Abruzzi, Italy, he was born in Ridgefield on Oct 23, 1916, and lived most of his life in Georgetown. Mr. Nazzaro attended Ridgefield schools, and served three years in the Connecticut National Guard. He went on to serve five years in the U.S. Army 963rd Field Artillery Battalion, Battery C with a tour of duty as a staff sergeant on the European front during, . He landed on Normandy Beach and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Founder of Nazzaro Brothers, general contractors, he worked in partnership with his brother Anthony, until his retirement. He was also an active participant in numerous local organizations. He was a past president of the Georgetown Volunteer Fire Company and a past president of the Redding Boys Club. In addition, he was one of the original charter members when the Georgetown Lions Club was created in 1950 and served as two-term president; he was given the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award, the highest honor given by the Lions Club International Foundation. For many years Mr. Nazzaro was a member of the Ridgefield Italian-American Mutual Aid Society, the Redding Democratic Town Committee, and served on the board of the Fresh Air Fund of Branchville. Mr. Nazzaro was the founder and first president of the Redding Country Club, serving as the first president of the club's holding corporation. An original member of the Police Advisory Board of Redding, Mr. Nazzaro held the position of third selectman of Redding for many years and also served on the building committee of the Redding Elementary School, as well as vice-chairman of the building committee for John Read Middle School, Redding. He was an incorporator of the Village Bank of Ridgefield, now Webster Bank, and was lifelong parishioner of Sacred Heart Church, Georgetown. Besides his wife, Mr. Nazzaro is survived by three children, Joseph Nazzaro and his wife, Erin, of Georgetown, Cynthia Nazzaro of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, and Gene Nazzaro and his wife, Sadelle, of Georgetown; three grandchildren, Ross and Kaelen Nazzaro and Martine Noble. He was predeceased by a sister, Dominica, and four brothers, Guerino (William), Augustino (Gus) Anthony, and Jerry. Calling hours will be held at the Bouton Funeral Home, 31 West Church Street, Georgetown, on Wednesday, Oct. 20 from 5 to 9 pm. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, October 21 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Georgetown followed by internment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Copps Hill Road, Ridgefield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, 99 Hawley Lane, Stratford, CT 06614 or The Georgetown Lions Club, PO Box 594, Georgetown, CT 06829.
Luanne E. Gilbert June 12, 1934 - Sept. 5, 2010 Surrounded by her family, Luanne died peacefully at home on a sunny afternoon after a long battle with progressive MS. Born and raised in Colorado Springs, Luanne excelled academically, graduating first in her high school class. She was awarded a four year scholarship to Mills College, where as a prize-winning poet, she received both her BA and MA (English Literature) in 1958. In late December of 1955, she married Jerry Sidman, a brilliant young chemist at Berkeley. After a year together in Cambridge, England, they returned to America where Luanne completed her degree at Mills, while Jerry remained on the East Coast to establish his academic career. Upon her return to the East Coast with their infant daughter, she learned that he had been killed in a car accident, enroute to meet her. Subsequently, Luanne returned to the Bay Area, which she had come to love. She eventually re-married, had two more children, and received her library degree from U.C. Berkeley. She began her career at Richmond Public Library as head of audio-visual services, before moving to Alameda County Library in the same capacity. In 1978, she was promoted to Deputy County Librarian for Public Services, and served two stints as Acting County Librarian. Luanne was highly respected and loved by staff there for her steady support, availability to them, and staunch defense of intellectual freedom. She was dedicated to providing literacy tutoring and equity of service to all. She was known as well for her dry wit and ability to quote adeptly from literature, children's classics and classy mysteries. After retiring, she enjoyed traveling up and down California, to the South of France, to Baja California, and the South West --anywhere that wildflowers grow. She became an expert on the flowers, culture and cuisine of these areas and filled her garden in Berkeley with many Mediterranean and California native plants. Music was another life-long love and she was an early and ardent supporter of Chanticleer, Philharmonia Baroque, the American Bach Soloists, and other groups. Throughout these years she maintained a strong interest in environmental and social causes and gave support to FINCA, the Sonoma Land Trust, California Rural Legal Assistance, NARAL, Heifer, and many others. Contributions in her name can be made to any of these. She is survived by her children Jennifer Gilbert, Jill Gonzalez, and Geoffry Gilbert, four grandchildren, one great grandchild, three nephews and two nieces, and her long time companion Eleanor Crary. Family and friends will gather at her home to celebrate her life and remember her on the afternoon of October 23.
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LUJEAN COWAN AIKEN APR 29, 1935 - OCT 13, 2010 LuJean Cowan Aiken passed away on October 13th, 2010 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born to parents Eugene Cowan and Luella Meldrum Cowan on April 29th 1935 in Las Vegas, NV. She attended Boulder City High School and graduated as Valedictorian in 1953. She attended BYU in Provo, UT where she majored in Education and obtained a degree in 1957. There she met Raymond Elwin Aiken who she would later marry for time and all eternity on August 17th, 1959 in the Salt Lake Temple. The couple moved to Fairbanks, AK and Las Cruces, NM before settling in Modesto, CA in 1966. LuJean taught 3rd grade at Sylvan Elementary for 12 years before retiring to stay home with her 3rd child. She later taught reading to adults through the Stan Read program, which brought her many years of enjoyment. She was very active in the LDS church and enjoyed serving others with a smile. She loved attending Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, playing the piano, cooking, sewing, reading avidly, travelling with her family and visiting with friends. She had a musical laugh and a radiant smile and will be abundantly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her husband Ray of 51 years; 2 daughters Debra Romero of Highland, CA and Leslie (Drew) Blanchard of Clovis, CA; 2 grandchildren Philip Ray Romero and Paige Elizabeth Romero; a sister Jacqueline Peacock of Georgia. She is predeceased by her parents and her son, Steven Ray Aiken. Services will be held Oct 21, 2010 10 a.m. at the LDS Chapel on Dale Rd.
April 22, 1923 - October 13, 2010 Margaret E. McDonald was born to John and Lillian Jolliemore in Massachusetts on April 22, 1923 and passed away peacefully in Merced, California on October 13, 2010 at the age of 87 years. Margaret was previously a resident of South Weymouth, Massachusetts for 22 years. During that time she was active in the League of Women Voters, elected to the Public Works Department, served on the School Committee, and was active in St. Francis Church. Margaret was a resident of Merced for 20 years. She was very active in the community. She was involved in the building of the Merced Open Air Theater at Applegate Park, she spearheaded the building of the skate park, and saved the Rose Garden which was renamed for her in April of 2003. She was a volunteer at the library and schools with reading and writing and volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store. She also belonged to the Poets Club. She is survived by her sons, Daniel McDonald, Ralph McDonald, Robert McDonald, David McDonald and Michael McDonald; daughter, Elizabeth McDonald; sister, Rose Jolliemore; and daughters-in-law, Helen, Deborah, Daphne, Nancy and Cindy. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. A Memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home in Merced, California. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Merced County Library, 2100 O Street, Merced, California 95340. Arrangements are under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home.
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 (two brothers and one sister) until 1953 when she moved to San Francisco to live with her aunt and 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 year 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 and Marc Davantes; Suzie and Dan Etcheverry and their children Elise and Cristina; Aline, Peter and Mike Estournes; Daniel and 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.
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Mabel G. Crossman, 90, of Torrance, CA, died Sunday, October 3, 2010 of respiratory failure. She was a special woman with a strong commitment to personal responsibility, a leader to her family and her community. Mabel took volunteerism and civic duty to new levels throughout her life, including roles and awards in organizations such as Job's Daughters, YWCA, Girl Scouts, Little Company of Mary Hospital and the PTA. She lived by the credo, always do the right thing, and instilled these values in her three children, Kasey, Craig and Candi, as well as her eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Mabel was born on February 7, 1920 in Glendale, NY. She and her husband of 67 years, Paul Crossman, lived a steady and stable life in the same house they purchased in Torrance, CA in 1947. She attended Queen's College in New York and graduated from El Camino College with an AA in History. Mabel is survived by her husband, Paul; her three children and their families. A celebration of Mabel's life will be held at the First Christian Church of Torrance on October 23, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Maria A. Pastion, 55, of Bermuda Dunes, Calif. passed away October 14, 2010 in Indio, Calif. of respiratory failure. She was born September 19, 1955, to Ventura and Maria Luisa Acosta in Sinaloa, Mexico. She married Perry Pastion on June 18, 1978 in Anaheim, Calif. She was the co-owner of Get Alarmed Security along with her husband, Perry. She is survived by her husband, Perry Pastion of Bermuda Dunes, Calif.; her daughter, Mindy Diaz of Indio, Calif.; her sons, Jason Pastion of Bermuda Dunes, Calif. and Jonathan Pastion of Palm Desert, Calif.; her mother, Maria Luisa Acosta Lopez; sisters, Alma Valdez, Maggie Calderon, Melinda Gonzalez, Blanca Acosta and Becky Acosta, all of Anaheim, Calif.; her brother, Luis Acosta of Wildomar, Calif.; and four grandchildren. Visitation will be from 3-5:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 20, 2010 with a Rosary at 5:30 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, La Quinta, Calif. Funeral Mass will be held at the same location at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 21, 2010. Burial will follow at Coachella Valley Cemetery. "We will miss you, Mom."
Marian Mae Lakin of Yucca Valley, CA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 3, 2010 in Harbor City, CA. She was born on February 13, 1937 in Santa Barbara, CA. Marian is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Donald Lakin; four daughters, Theresa Tabor (Bill) of Joshua Tree, CA, Ruth Ann Machado of Harbor City, CA, Elizabeth Doran (Richard) of Yucca Valley, CA, and Donna Lakin of Hawthorne, CA; nine grandchildren, Jeffrey Tabor, Jonathan Tabor (Tiana), Marian Tabor, Desiree Machado, Brandon Doran, Daniel Doran, Robert Doran, Brett Duennerman and Charles Stark; and one great-grandchild Michiah Lakin Tabor. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Nellie Enedy, and her brother, Sergeant Robert Enedy, who served and died in the Vietnam War. Marian was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved the adventures of the great outdoors. Marian was dedicated to her family, friends, and her country. Family and friends will miss her deeply and her enthusiasm for life will continue on through them. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 59826 Sun Mesa Drive, Yucca Valley, CA 92286. Please sign the guestbook at
Marie F. Gentile, 81, of Vacaville passed away from Alzheimer's on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Kaiser Hospital in Vacaville. She was born on July 29, 1929 in Manhattan, N.Y., Marie worked for more than 20 years with various New York telephone companies until retiring in 1987. She enjoyed needle work, playing golf at Green Tree golf course, and sewing for family and golf clubs. She was a member of Women's Club and Ceramic Group and was also very active in church with being a Ecclesiastic Minister., Marie is survived by her husband of 60 years, Philip; sons and daughters-in-law, John (Donna) Gentile, Joseph (Nancy) Gentile, Robert (Susan) Gentile; sister and brother-in-law, Rita and John McHale; and 6 grandchildren, Michael, Jeffrey, Donald, Melissa, Lauren, and Sara., A Mass will be held on Friday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. at St Joseph's Church in Vacaville. Father Jacobo A Caceres will be officiating., Arrangements are under the direction of McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, mccunechapel.com.,
MARILYN JEAN BERRY Passed away October 11, 2010 of pancreatic cancer; she was a resident of Mira Loma for over 45 years. Marilyn was born November 3, 1936 in Audubon, Iowa. She was a homemaker most of her life, she spent many years caring for foster children. Later in her life she became a team leader for Hallmark Greeting Cards for 16 years. She attended Harvest Christian Fellowship, where she enjoyed helping in the nursery. She is survived by her 3 children Dale Berry Jr. of Keller, Texas, Pamela Forsythe of Temecula, CA, Rhonda Thomale of Riverside, CA, 8 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren. She is also survived by three siblings Gayle Havel of Iowa, Janette Burton of Santa Clara and David Franz of Oak Glen. She was preceded in death by her parents Rev Leonard and Eloise Franz, a brother Meredith Franz, and a Sister Phyllis Harrison. A memorial in her honor will be held at Harvest Christian Fellowship 6115 Arlington Ave. Riverside, CA Oct 23 at 10am. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
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 (two brothers and one sister) until 1953 when she moved to San Francisco to live with her aunt and 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 year 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 and Marc Davantes; Suzie and Dan Etcheverry and their children Elise and Cristina; Aline, Peter and Mike Estournes; Daniel and 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 a.m. followed by Mass at 11:00 a.m., 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 MALLIN, 59, of Tumwater, WA, died Oct. 16, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Lady Family Mortuary and Crematory of Arroyo Grande.
Passed away peacefully at her home in Sebastopol. Marge was raised in Cordova, IL. She served in the Navy during, , and moved to Sebastopol with her husband Walter G. Hartzell in 1949. She was active in many community organizations, including P.E.O. Chapter MH and IMPACT. A grateful thank you to her grandson, John W. Roberts, and the Heartland Hospice staff who cared for her in her final months. A memorial service is planned for 3:00 p.m., October 19th, 2010, at the Community Church of Sebastopol, 1000 Gravenstein Hwy. N.
Marshall Edward Sargent, 6-25-31 - 10-19-90, It's been twenty long-long years since you left us. Our memories of you bring tears of our loss and laughter at your many antics. You touched so many lives. You will never be forgotten., Wanda, Mike, Mark and the rest of our Sargent family.
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Maria Martins Resident of San Lorenzo June 30, 1927 - Oct. 15, 2010 Maria Martins passed away peacefully on Friday. She touched many lives .....
McLain, Mary Edna Wood November 8, 1928 - October 7, 2010 Mary is survived by her husband of nearly 60 years, Donald, her children Robert and Virginia, and five grandchildren. Funeral services were in Henderson, Kentucky where Mary was buried with her parents and siblings that preceded her in death. A memorial service will be held Wednesday October 20th at 10:30 A.M. at Cabot and Sons.
Kirby, Mary Ellen, of Huntington Beach, CA, and formerly of Harwich Port, MA, passed away on Monday, October 11th at the Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, CA after a long illness. She was 68 years old. Mrs. Kirby was the widow of Clarence W. Kirby. Mr. Kirby was a Navy veteran who served in the Gulf of Tonkin during the early years of the Vietnam War. He died in 1990. Mr. and Mrs. Kirby settled in Huntington Beach, CA in 1962 where they raised five sons, all of whom survive. Mrs. Kirby was born in Milford, MA on January 1, 1942, the second of the five children of the late John and Dorothy O'Donnell. With her family, she moved to Harwich Port, MA in 1947. Mr. O'Donnell was for many years Postmaster in Harwich Port and Mrs. O'Donnell was active in state and national politics, and was a long-time associate of former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis. Mrs. Kirby attended the Harwich public schools and was a 1960 graduate of the Harwich High School, where she played on the girls' varsity basketball team. She worked for many years as a proofreader at Pacific Design Services in Anaheim, CA. She was active in school and community organizations in Huntington Beach, and in veterans' affairs in Orange County. Accompanied by her Mother, the then-Democratic National Committeewoman from Massachusetts, she attended the 1980 Democratic National Convention in New York City, and was seated with the California delegation. After her retirement in 1996 she traveled extensively across the United States and also made several trips to Melbourne, Australia to visit her sister, Therese Connell. She is survived by five sons, Michael J. Kirby of Eugene, OR, Christopher W Kirby, Paul M. Kirby, Todd R. Kirby and Mark P. Kirby, all of Huntington Beach, CA; by her sister, Therese M. O'D. Connell of Melbourne, Australia; and by three brothers: Richard J. O'Donnell of Minneapolis, MN, John J. O'Donnell, Jr. of Orleans, MA and William G. O'Donnell of Chicago, IL. She is survived also by 10 grandchildren and four nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, 16410 Springdale Street, Huntington Beach, CA at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, October 20th. A celebration of her life will be held immediately following at the home of Mark Kirby, Westminster CA 92683. Internment will take place on November 12th at the Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, CA. Flowers may be sent to St. Bonaventure's;
Mary Jane Coelho Saiz (nee Higgins) was born in Cushing, Neb., on Jan. 27, 1927. She came to California at the age of 16 and attended Castlemont High School in Oakland. Soon after high school Mary Jane met Frank Coelho and in 1945 they were married. Together they ran a limousine service and diner in the Oakland area, at a difficult time when trading ration stamps was a necessity to maintain a successful business. They moved to Fairfield in the mid 1940's and started the Yellow Cab and Travis Cab Companies. For many years they also ran Frank's Smoke Shop on Jefferson Street and Mary's Douglas Gas Station on the corner of Travis and Texas Streets. Mary Jane's husband passed away in 1957., For many years Mary Jane worked at Inter Community Hospital in Fairfield, which later became the North Bay Medical Center. In 1992 Mary Jane retired from VacaValley Medical Center and was soon after diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. This week Mary Jane was to be recognized at the NorthBay Healthcare 20-35 year honoree award banquet. Mary Jane battled Parkinson's for almost two decades and on Friday, Oct. 15, at the age of 83, her body succumbed to the disease. She is now with her beloved husband in a place of peace, free of the pains and debilitations of health., Mary Jane was a long time resident of Fairfield. She leaves behind five children: daughters, Christine (Gerald) Raycraft, Catherine (Charles) Johnson, Carole Coelho Anspach, and Rebecca (Joe) Reagle, and son, Frank Coelho; as well as six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Mary Jane's name to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research at Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, N.Y., 10008-0780, or by phone at (800) 708-7644., Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home in Fairfield and funeral services in honor of Mary Jane's life will take place on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the care of Bryan-Braker, 425-4697, 1850 W. Texas Street, Fairfield, Calif., 94533. You may sign the guestbook at www.bryanbraker.com.,
Mary went home to be with the Lord on October 17, 2010. Born on April 20, 1915 on the Island of Rava, Croatia, she emigrated to San Pedro where she resided for over 60 years. Mary surrounded herself with family and friends. She loved to work outside in the garden and to cook and bake for her friends and family. She was a long time member of the Anderson Memorial Senior Center where she enjoyed playing bingo and exchanging stories with close friends. She will be remembered always for the stories she told, the advice she gave and the love she shared. She was preceded in death by her husband, Miro S. Klarin. She is survived by her sons, John (Jayne), and Dinko (Marti) Klarin; daughter, JoAnn (Rick) Gaydos; brother, Mauricio (Ivka) Bobic; sister, Angelka Grzunov; sister-in-law, Anka Ambrosino; grandchildren, John (Joyce) Klarin, Joelle (Scott) Allman, Jennefer (Mike) Murrin, Julie (Brian) Cochran, Diana (Dave) Lindsay, Danette (Steve) Bothwell, Cabel (Elizabeth) Parker, and Jace Parker; great-grandchildren, Jessica, Erik, Evan, Ella, Gil, Nicolette, Noah, Connor, and Blake; niece, Vjera Brunac and numerous other nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Friday, October 22, 2010, 10:30am at Mary Star of the Sea Church. Entombment will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Thursday, 3:00-8:00pm at McNerney's Mortuary. You are welcomed to leave the family a message or share memories at
Mary Katherine Siebenmorgen, Resident of San Jose, 06/02/1926 - 10/14/2010, Mary K. will be reunited in Heaven with her parents, Genevieve and Daniel Sullivan; brothers, Dan and John-Leo; and sisters, Elizabeth and Eileen., She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Clem; daughters: Rita Little, Elaine Moreno (Frank), Jane and Carol; son: Jerry (Mike); grandchildren: Jamie and LCpl Megan Little, Frank and Bryanna Moreno; sister: Dorothy Kester; brother: Leo Sullivan (Judy); and her many loving nieces and nephews., Mary K. (Mom, Oma, Aunt Mary, Sis) will be remembered for her strong Irish spirit, unwavering faith, kind and loving heart, her great love for her family, and her beautiful smile., We are blessed to have had our lives touched by such a beautiful, amazing soul. She will be dearly missed by all., Visitation: Wed. 10/20, 6-9pm w/ Rosary at 7pm - Santa Teresa Catholic Church, 794 Calero Ave., San Jose. Funeral Mass: Thurs. 10/21, 10am - Santa Teresa Catholic Church. Interment: Friday, 10/22, 11am at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Los Altos., Arrangements by Darling-Fischer Mortuary., Donations may be made to Santa Teresa Catholic Church, The or breast cancer research., At Mary's request, in celebration of her life, please wear cheerful colors.
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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.
McGRATH, Lee Carroll 01/08/1921 - 10/17/2010 We have lost another member of the greatest generation. Born to T. Russell and Helen Carroll of Oxnard in 1921. Lee attended Oxnard Union High School and went to work at Douglas Aircraft Company during WWII. In 1945, she married the love of her life Frank McGrath Jr. They had three children, Tom, Bridgit and Sean. Lee was actively involved in the family farming operation,
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MCKEAN, Michael Gilbert Feb. 3, 1947 - Oct. 13, 2010 Michael McKean died on Wednesday, Oct. 13th, at his Pasadena home surrounded by loving friends and relatives. Son of John and Dorothy McKean, who preceded him in death, he was born February 3, 1947 in Los Angeles. He is survived by his older brother John, his son, Sean, and his younger brother Grover, and his children Benjamin and Jacob as well as his cousin Sandy Ivins and her daughter Patty Specht. Michael served the children of Los Angeles for 39 years as a special education teacher for the LA Unified School District. A memorial mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 23 at Our Mother of Good Council Catholic Church, 2060 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, 90027. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Michael's name to City of Hope, c/o Gift Administration, Colon Cancer Research, 1500 E. Duarte Rd., Duarte, 91010.
After a gallant, ten year stand against lymphoma, Michael James Langston passed away at home, surrounded by his family, Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 at age 72. Many will remember Michael as the man who always had a book with him. He loved his home, his family, SCUBA diving, and The Law. Born in San Francisco in 1937 and raised in the Sunset District, his family moved to Burlingame, California when he was nine. He graduated from Burlingame High School, San Francisco State University, and Golden Gate School of Law. To support himself through law school, he became a professional singer. Blessed with a powerful baritone voice, no one who ever heard him sing can forget his rousing rendition of the National Anthem. Serving in the US Army, Mr. Langston was Artillery Liaison officer to the 49th Infantry Division. After passing the bar, he was named Managing Attorney at the Hartford Insurance Company in 1971. He went into private practice and had offices in San Francisco, Oakland, and Santa Rosa. He was a Judge Pro Tem in Sonoma County, co-founder of the Redwood Empire Trial Layers' Association, and conceptualized and effected a touch screen computerized law library for prisons. Elected Chairman of the North Sonoma County Republican Club two years running; member of Sonoma County Central Committee; campaign chair for Congressman Frank Riggs; delegate to Presidential Nominating Committee, Houston Texas, 1993. He is survived by his beloved wife, Jain Fairfax; a dear brother, John Belden of Folsom, CA; two step-daughters, Melissa Bindon (Mrs. Mark Bindon) of Los Altos and Jenna DeAngeles (Mrs. Joseph Abouzeid) of Los Angeles; grandchildren: Jamie, Nicholas, and Olivia; and several close-as-sibling cousins, nieces and nephews all of whom extend gratitude for the loving help the members of the community gave to Mr. Langston's family during his illness. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Rose Valley Chapter of the Eastern Star, C/O 7349 Castille Ct, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 payable to Rose Valley Chapter, for their generous support of his cancer treatments, or to Sutter Hospice VNA & Hospice Foundation, 1110 North Dutton Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95401-4606.
COLABELLA, Michele Sept. 29, 1928-Oct. 13, 2010 Born in Bonefro, C. Basso, Italy. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Angelina; three sons, Domenic (Lisa), John, Mike (Pat); seven grandchildren, Shelby, Katie, Angie, Christian, Alex, Caden and Andrea; his brother, nieces and nephews in Italy. A Memorial Service will be held on Oct. 21, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Mission Hills Catholic Mortuary Church, 11160 Stranwood Ave., Mission Hills.
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.
Mildred Claire Morrison 88, of Yuba City passed away October 18, 2010. Private family services will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel.
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Monica M. Fisher d., October 6, 2010 A memorial mass for Monica Mary Fisher will be celebrated at La Purisma Catholic Church on Friday, October 22 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery.
Nancy S. Glover, Resident of San Jose, Born in Bradford, Pennsylvania on June 5, 1938, entered into rest San Jose, California on October 14, 2010, surrounded by her family. Daughter of the late Robert and Irene McCracken. Married to William J. Glover on April 27, 1956 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Bradford, Pennsylvania by Monsignor Carlton G. Ritchie., She is survived by her loving husband William Glover, children Kathy Hoffman (Peter), Patrick Glover (Melanie), Mary Webb, Michael Glover (Dena), Debbie King (Greg), James Glover, and the late William D. Glover and her son-in-law the late David Webb. Cherished grandmother of Robert Glover, Justin Hoffman, Megan Fetzer, Jenel Glover, Tiffany Webb, Jennifer Webb, Odessa Frey, Michael Glover Jr., Holly King and Joel King. Dear sister of Dale McCracken, Sally DeMellier, Judy Marshall, and the late Jim McCracken., She loved baseball, was a longtime fan of 'the tribe', and later became a huge fan of the San Francisco Giants. She was first lady of the 4th Degree of the Knights of Columbus, supporting her husband, following William to many conventions, installations and dinners., Nancy was a very kind and caring Lady, loved by many and will be missed by all!, Vigil Services will be held 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at Lima Family Erickson Funeral Home, 710 Willow Street, San Jose, CA 95125 and Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church, 366 St. Julie Drive, San Jose, CA 95119. Communal will follow at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Los Altos, CA, followed by a reception at St. Julies at 1:00 p.m. Donations can be made to St. Julies Building Fund or Sacred Heart Community Services in her memory.
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Nancy Kay Parks, 8/19/1952 - 10/13/2010 PHOTO, She was loved by all who knew her. She will be missed beyond words. Survived by her husband, Pat, of 30 years. Beloved mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, niece, aunt, and friend. Memorial Service to be held Wednesday, October 20th at 11:00 a.m. at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 6365 Douglas Blvd., Granite Bay, CA 95746.
Nancy Kay (Shurter) Parks, Resident of Roseville, Aug. 19, 1952-Oct.13, 2010, She was loved by all who knew her. She will be missed beyond words. Survived by her husband, Pat, of 30 years. Beloved mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, niece, aunt, and friend. Memorial Service to be held Wednesday, October 20th at 11:00 a.m. at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 6365 Douglas Blvd., Granite Bay, CA 95746.
Narlee W. Trubschenck Narlee passed away October 12, 2010 in Santa Rosa, CA at the age of 87. Narlee was a long time resident of Lompoc, where she retired with her husband Lorin in 1986. She loved the area and its surrounding hills, enjoyed golf, reading, entertaining her many special friends and family, and rescuing animals. She often said if she had it to do over she would choose a career involving animals. Every Christmas she sent a big gift package to Best Friends in Utah. She also was a volunteer for years at the Lompoc Hospital Auxiliary gift shop, donating knitted items and crafts she delighted in making. When not enjoying Lompoc, she and Lorin were fortunate to travel, sightsee, and golf in places such as Scotland, England, Denmark, New Zealand, Australia, Tahiti, Alaska and Hawaii. Narlee will be greatly missed by all who loved her. She is survived by her son John Hermanson and wife Marilynn; three stepchildren and their spouses: Eric Trubschenck MD (Diane), Caroline Covault (Rayne), and Otto Trubschenck (Mary); and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years Lorin N. Trubschenck on August 21, 2010; first husband John H. Hermanson; son Jim Hermanson; daughter Claudia Barsamian and stepdaughter Lori Andrews. Memorial Services and burial will be at Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park in Hayward, CA on October 23, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Donations in her memory may be sent to Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, Utah 84741.
Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Friend and Marine. February 1st, 1928- October 13th, 2010 A living legend and hero to all he knew, Nathan lived a full life, surrounded by his family and friends. Born in Oklahoma, Nathan's family moved him to California after the infamous Dust Bowl. In his youth Nathan established a reputation for being a hard worker, trustworthy friend and dedicated Marine. As his family grew, Nathan was a providing father and devoted grandfather, enjoying school sports and spoiling his great-grandchildren. There was never a stranger to him. Whether you knew him or not, Nate was your friend. His heart was genuine and his door was always open. Nathan is preceded in death by his son, Raymond Eugene Lewis and great-grandbaby. He is survived by his loving wife, Norma Lewis, his sons; Roland, Nathan Jr. & Norman, his daughters; Linda, Susan, Sibyl, Diane, and Joyce, along with his 25 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. The family will hold a viewing at Golble's Fortuna Mortuary on Friday, October 22nd from 9am to 11am, with a graveside service at the Garberville Cemetery at 2pm. His pallbearers will be his son, Norman Lewis, godson, John Earley and his grandsons; Troy Lute, Josh, Bruce and Joe Mendes, Leonard Ward Jr. and Robbie Kemp with Nathan Lewis Jr., Kenny Bigger Jr. and Rodney Lewis as honorary pallbearers. Following his service will be his memorial at the Garberville
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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FRIEDEN, Norma Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Services were held on Monday, October 18, 2010. Contributions will be welcome at Meals on Wheels of West L.A., 310 208-4028. Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Hollywood Hills, (800) 600-0076
Mr. Oliver Bruner Oliver "Ollie" Bruner, 76, passed away on October 10, 2010 at the UCSF Hospital in San Francisco, California. He was a native of Eureka, CA, and a resident of Arcata, CA. Ollie served in the United States
"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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PETRA H. RODRIGUEZ 1915 ~ 2010 Happy Birthday Mom, we miss you. Thank you to everybody that gave us support. From the Perez Family and Rodriguez Family
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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.
Lambros, Pantelis Basil August 12, 1924 - October 13, 2010 P. Basil Lambros, born on August 12, 1924, in Chicago, Illinois, passed away following a prolonged illness on October 13, 2010. An acclaimed International Beverly Hills attorney and longtime southland resident, he remained dedicated to his family, his community and his church. He is survived by Alana H. Lambros, their son, Ponti (Sabine), daughters, Alana (Andre) and Alexana (Christian); three grandchildren, Alandra, Alexander and Lee Lu; and his sisters, Evanthia Conteas (Nick) and Jeanne Lambros (Ted) along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Stella and George Lambros and his brother George Lambros. Trisigion will be Tuesday, October 19, 7:00 pm and Funeral Service on Wednesday, October 20, 11:00 am both at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Los Angeles. / Mortuary: Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills, 800-204-3131.
(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.
Age 70, passed away on the morning of October 15, 2010 after a brief fight with pancreatic cancer. She was born to Walter William Nichols and Anna Arko Nichols on March 17th 1940 in the small mining town of Chloride Arizona. They later settled in Richmond California where she spent her childhood being raised the only daughter of three children in a single parent home. Pat always gave immense credit to her beloved mother Anna Nichols who was an example of the great love, dedication, and hard work it took to overcome any obstacles. In her early twenties she met Albert L. Bogges and they were married on October 10th 1964. They moved to Sebastopol California in 1970 where she dedicated her life to raising her three children. Pat volunteered her time at the schools and played an active role in all her children's activities. Besides being a loving mother she was a devoted friend, wife, sister, daughter and grandmother. She was an excellent baker and cake decorator even winning grand prize for a wedding cake at the Sonoma County fair. Pat was a member of The Autumn Leaves and played bunko where she had witty humor and many friends. But what she loved most of all is being with her family. She is survived by her husband of 46 years Albert L. Bogges; children: Michael Alan Bogges and wife Diane, Brian Jeffery Bogges and wife Elizabeth and daughter Ann Marie Bogges, all from Sonoma County. Her three brothers William Nichols and sister in law Lorraine of Pinole California, Olen Nichols and late brother in law Steven Vincent of Grass Valley and late brother Carmond Nichols of Okalahoma; and her two nephews John and Bill. She will be missed. Her Rosary will be recited Thursday October 21st at 7:00 p.m. and her Memorial with Reception to follow will be the following day Friday October 22nd at 10:30 a.m. Both services are to take place at St. Sebastian's Church 7983 Covert Ln. Sebastopol, CA 95472 The reception is located within walking distance in the St. Sebastian's' Hall. Pat wishes that in lieu of flowers, monetary donations be made to either Memorial Hospice of Santa Rosa or the ICF Scholarship Fund Branch 209.
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Peter Sarnicola, age 76, of Bethel, died Sunday, October 17, 2010 at his home. He was born in Bronx, NY, June 2, 1934 son of the late Joseph and Mary Sarnicola. He has been a resident of Bethel for 15 years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the , CT Chapter, 306 Industrial Park Rd., Middletown, CT 06457. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church, Bethel, Thursday morning at 10:00. Burial in St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY will be at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends at the Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, Wednesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. Information and on line condolences at
Philip R. Alper, M.D., A 47 year resident of Burlingame, Passed away on October 14, 2010. He was 76. He was the loving husband of Jeanne B. Alper of Burlingame and father of Glenn Alper, M.D. (Lynn) of Orinda, Marc Alper (Robin) of Novato and Nicole Alper of Philadelphia, PA; grandfather of Teddy, Evelyn, Elliot and Lauren; brother of Richard Alper of Los Angeles. He practiced internal medicine, specializing in endocrinology, in Burlingame since 1963., At his request, there will be no services. Private interment will be at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the ., CHAPEL OF THE HIGHLANDS, Millbrae (650) 588-5116.www.chapelofthehighlands.com.
deKOZAN, RAYMOND L. Raymond L. deKozan of San Diego, California, died Friday at his home, surrounded by his family, after a brief illness. Born in Richmond, Virginia, February 21, 1936, to Levon and Ruth deKozan, Mr. deKozan will be most remembered as a voracious reader and student of history, with tremendous recall and an ability to put history's lessons to work both in business and in his approach to life. These gifts contributed to his monumental successes in establishing and growing the successful Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., one of the three major businesses of Cubic Corporation, one of San Diego's top companies, founded by Walter J. Zable in 1951. Mr. deKozan met Ann Cracovaner while obtaining his degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Virginia, and they married on August 9, 1957. First employed by Glen L. Martin in Baltimore later in the year, his work on the space program had him moved to Cape Canaveral in 1958. Within the year he was recruited by Ryan Aeronautical and moved his wife and newborn Suzanne, his first of three children, to San Diego. He worked for Ryan until joining Cubic in 1960. With a keen intellect and a natural instinct for assessing and interacting with people, he became an extremely effective leader and tactician. Mr. deKozan was a highly respected member of the international transit community and was often referred to as the father of modern automatic fare collection. His charismatic leadership of Cubic Transportation Systems spanned four decades and under his watchful eye, the company grew from one small contract for Illinois Central Gulf Railroad to a worldwide leader in the industry with annual sales of $400 million, clients on four continents, and showcase reference projects including New York's MetroCard system and the Oyster smart card system operating on London's Underground and Bus networks. Along the way, Mr. deKozan moved office and home to whatever project needed his personal attention. These included two tours in London, England, as well as New York City and Hong Kong. In 1991, following a well publicized contract pursuit for the New York program, he was named Headliner of the Year by the San Diego Press Club. After his last stint in London, Mr. deKozan returned to San Diego and was appointed a corporate senior group vice president, with oversight responsibility for the transportation company. He also oversaw the company's research and development for the defense and transportation security markets. Upon retirement in January of this year, Mr. deKozan remained a consultant to the company and advised on long-term strategy and potential acquisitions. Fittingly, on his last business trip for Cubic in June of this year, he visited his father's homeland in Armenia to review a company that Cubic had recently purchased. Up until his death he was a vocal supporter for Armenian rights and was an advocate for water rights for the San Joaquin Valley, where a number of Armenians, including members of his extended family, long ago settled to farm. He remained on the Cubic board of directors until his death on October 15th. He is mourned by his family and friends all over the world, as well as the 1,500 employees of Cubic Transportation Systems whom he led much of his adult life. But by his family, he will be forever remembered as an extremely dedicated husband and father, who was affectionately referred to as Yogi for he was smarter than the average bear. He was ferociously loyal to his employees who remember him as much for his disarming wit and charm, as well as his keen mind for details and an encyclopedic recall of facts and figures. In particular, he will be remembered for his love of baseball, for which he could recite from memory obscure baseball statistics from years ago. He followed the New York Yankees religiously and his mood could be determined on how well the Yankees performed the night before. The irony of a self-proclaimed Southern Democrat from Dixie who loved the Yankees was not lost on his many colleagues and friends. As a tribute for their love and affection for Mr. deKozan, the Cubic Transportation Systems world headquarters on Kearny Mesa Road in San Diego will be dedicated in his honor. He is survived by his wife, Ann, and their three children, Suzanne, 52; David, 48; and Lisa 44, along with his four grand-daughters Natalie, 14; Marielle, 11; Nicole, 8, and Mia, 7, his brother Paul and sister in law Ronnie of Atlanta, Georgia, his cousin Clara of San Antonio, Texas, his aunt Alice, and her two daughters Paulette and Sonya of Selma, CA. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 22nd, at the Rolando Methodist Church, 4799 Seminole Drive (cross street El Cajon Blvd.). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to San Diego Hospice or the Scripps Research Institute.
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RUTH M. SEXTON Age 100, of Fontana, CA, died October 17, 2010, surrounded by family. She was born December 25, 1909, in Charles City, Iowa, to the late Jesse and Daisy Brownell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank R. Sexton. She graduated from Superior State Teacher College, teaching at both the elementary and high school level. She was one of the first teachers to teach Special Education in the state of California. She was an avid musician, playing piano and organ, gardener and painter. She is survived by her children, Frances Sexton of San Bernardino, CA, Richard Sexton of Colorado Springs, CO, Lorraine Dahlgren of Rialto, CA, Jim Sexton of Fontana, CA, and Joseph Sexton of Lancaster, PA; seven grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren. Services will be held at Montecito Memorial Park and Mortuary, Valley View Chapel located at 3520 E. Washington Street, Colton, CA 92324 (909) 825-3024 on Thursday, October 21. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. with a Chapel Service at 10:00 A.M. and Burial to follow. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so may make memorial donations to: Susan B.
AMADO, Ralph A. Honorable Ralph A. Amado, Commissioner of the Los Angeles Superior Court, died on Sunday, October 17, 2010. He was appointed to the court in 1989, after working as a deputy City Attorney and as a criminal defense attorney, his appointment reflecting the respect he had earned from the judges of the court. Ralph was a member of the Board of Directors of Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel for over forty years, and served as its President, following in the footsteps of his father (Milton) and grandfather (Raphael). He was an advocate of Jewish camping, having been one of the first campers and counselors at Camp Hess Kramer, and he delighted in supporting the growth of URJ Camp Newman. He loved the Jewish community and was committed to the State of Israel, which led him to support such diverse programs as the Israel-rabbinic intern at Temple Isaiah (Los Angeles), where his family are also members, Jewish National Fund, American Jewish Committee, and Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. He was visionary in his support of creating the newly endowed Maurice Amado Professorship of Applied Jewish Ethics at California State University, Northridge. He is survived by his loving family, including wife, Honey Kessler Amado; children, Jessica, Micah, and Gabrielle; siblings, Theodore Amado, Ellen Amado, Rabbi Stephen and Robin (Kessler) Einstein, and Gary and Gayle Kessler; father-in-law, Bernard Kessler, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. The funeral will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 11:00 a.m. at Home of Peace, 4334 Whittier Boulevard, Los Angeles. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to one of the many causes that were important to Ralph. The family will be sitting shiva until next Sunday night (Oct. 24) at the family home. The world was blessed by his life and is diminished by his loss. Malinow and Silverman Mortuary, 800-710-7100
Amado, Ralph October 17, 2010 The world-wide family of Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem mourns the loss of our dear and cherished friend and Founder, Ralph Amado. A warm, kind, gentle and noble man, he was respected, admired and loved by all. Using his strength of character, he made a difference for countless charities through his philanthropic activities. Ralph and his loving wife Honey have been true partners in all of their enumerable charitable endeavors and have set a very high standard for us all to follow. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Honey, the children and the entire Amado family. May they be blessed by his memory and be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. Prof. Jonathan Halevy, MD, Director-General, SZMC Menno Ratzker, Chair, Bd. of Governors, SZMC Phil Friedman, President, ACSZ Paul Glasser, Exec VP, ACSZ Paul Jeser, W.C. Regional Director, ACSZ
RAMONA D. HOUGH DEC 9, 1917 - OCT 15, 2010 Ramona Hough went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 15, 2010 after a short illness. She had resided at Vintage Faire Nursing Care for the past 3 years. Ramona was born in Oakland, CA and at the age of 3 she came to live in Modesto, where she spent the next 90 years. Ramona married M.J. Hough on 6-29-36 in Stockton, CA and they were married 45 years before he preceded her in death. Ramona worked at John Ingalls for 30+ years and retired at age 62. She belonged to Lighthouse Temple in Modesto, where she served faithfully for many years. Ramona is survived by 6 children: Evelyn (Bob) Beam of Blue Mountain, AR, Elaine Wright of Tucson, AZ, Grace (Frank) Inabnett of Perry, OK, Jerry (Janice) Hough of Modesto, CA, Geneva (Albert) Cruz of Modesto, CA and Richard Hough of Stockton, CA; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Ramona is also survived by sister, Elizabeth Cotter of Modesto, CA and brother, Richard Cotter of Riverbank, CA. She was preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, October 20th at 11:00 a.m. at Acacia Memorial Park, Modesto, CA. Franklin and Downs in Modesto will handle the arrangements.
In loving Memory, Randy Ray Harden, 12/27/1953 - 10/12/2010, Randy Ray Harden, beloved son of Marilyn and Jerry Harden, passed away suddenly on October 12, 2010 at his home in Auburn. Born December 27, 1953 at Oakknoll Naval Hospital in Oakland, Calif. He and his family moved to Roseville in 1965 from South San Francisco., Randy was the devoted brother to Jeff Harden (Hawaii), sister Kim (Mike) Hagans (Roseville), and sister Shannon Harden. Nieces Jerra and Jalee Hagans. Extended family in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Colorado and Arizona. Dear friend to Diane Frey (Colorado) and Jack Kenny, his friend and sponsor., Randy was a diehard Giants fan, loved to detail cars and found great joy in nature, animals, bird watching and Indian artifacts and history. He loved music of all genres (especially the Beatles), western movies, was an avid reader and a proud American. Most of all, he loved his family so., Randy's contagious smile, bear hugs and caring ways will be missed. He was a friend to all, and was especially close to his AA family. He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry, in 1984., Private burial graveside services were held at the Roseville Cemetery through Cochrane's Chapel of the Roses., "God, grant me the strength of eagle's wings, the faith and courage to fly to new heights, and the wisdom to rely on his spirit to carry me there. (Indian Serenity Prayer)
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Rebecca Marie Rashe` Aug. 21, 1967 - Oct. 15, 2010 Resident of Walnut Creek Rebecca Marie Rashe` born August 21, 1967 in Walnut Creek, .....
Raul Carlos Raul Carlos of Lompoc died Thursday, October 14, 2010, at the age of 79. Raul was born December 26, 1930, to Saturnino and Angela Carlos in Los Angeles. He was raised and educated near Chubbuck, California. A veteran of the United States Army, he was employed in the mining industry in Chubbuck and later worked for Southern Pacific Railroad. Formerly of Baldwin Park he has been a resident of Lompoc since 1969. Raul attended La Purisima Catholic Church. He enjoyed playing the guitar and astronomy. Raul is survived by his daughter Kristina and her husband Oscar Salmeron of Wahiawa, Hawaii; son John and his wife Lorena Carlos of Lompoc; son Arthur Carlos of Lompoc; son Raul and his wife Shannon Carlos of Redding; nine grandchildren; brother Ruben Carlos of La Mirada; sisters Helen Landacre of Hawthorne, Angie Sanders of Hawthorne, Jessie Bueno of Cerritos, Teresa Winger of Carson, Ramona Anderson of Riverside and Vera Jackson of Palmdale; and brother Paul Carlos of Surprise, Arizona. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. His daughter Kerensa Lee Carlos preceded him in death in 1975. The visitation will be on Tuesday, October 19, from 4-7 pm and the evening vigil at 5:00 pm in the chapel of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary. Monsignor John Fitzgerald will celebrate the mass of Christian burial on Wednesday, October 20, at 10 am at Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery.
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.
Richard Tredinnick, 86, of Cottonwood died Saturday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466).
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DRAPKIN, Rivie Sept. 9, 1913-Oct. 17, 2010 Rivie Drapkin passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 17 at age 97. She was married 57 years to Jack Drapkin, who passed away in 1990. Rivie is survived by her daughter, Susan Drapkin and son Steve (Maxine) Drapkin. Rivie was a loving mother, grandmother to Rick (Chris), Ken (Charla), Andy (Evelyn), and Jessalyn Fuentes and great grandmother to Kendra, Sydney Rose, Sarah, Olivia, Sadie and Benjamin. She was a "fiesty" woman of valor", a true "matriarch" of the family with many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and friends who loved her. She will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20 at Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Hollywood Hills, 800-600-0076.
Roger Rice, 89, died peacefully following a short illness on October 15, 2010. A resident of Rancho Mirage since 1988, Roger, along with Molly, his beloved wife of 64 years, was an active member of the Thunderbird Country Club, where he served on the board. He was also President of the Committee of 25, a member of the founding board of The Palm Springs Air Museum, the board of the Palm Springs Film Festival, President of the Thunderbird Terrace Association, and on the board of the Kaha Lani Association in Kauai, Hawaii. A lifelong artist by avocation, after retirement Roger became a prolific creator of three-dimensional abstract art. He was an avid golfer and exercise enthusiast, and was active in both to the very last. He was once described in a magazine article as "energy-charged, impatient with restraints, imaginative, filled with ideas, and future-oriented." Roger was born in Spokane, WA, on February 20, 1921 to Leland Leroy Rice and Bernice Metcalf Rice. He received a degree in art and advertising from the
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DECKER, M.D., Ronald We are heartbroken to announce that Ronald Decker, M.D. passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2010. He is deeply missed by his wife Lynn, his children Mark (Carley) Decker, Deidre (Noah) Wilson, his brother Frank Decker, his sister Rhoda Orenstein, and his brother Sandy (Karen) Decker. Ron will also be missed by Lynn's children Stacy (Robert) Cohen and Gary Barancik, his children's mother Debra, as well as by his many nieces, nephews, cousins, colleagues, friends, employees, and golf buddies. Ron was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 27, 1933 and moved to Southern California with his brother, Frank in 1952. He earned his medical degree from the University of California at Irvine School of Medicine. Dr. Decker was a knowledgeable, skillful, humorous, caring, and compassionate Family Practitioner in Pico Rivera/Downey, California for several decades. He was deeply loved and respected by his staff and patients. Ron thoroughly enjoyed his retirement. He especially loved spending time with his granddaughters - Sophie, Tatum, Emma, Rebecca, and Danielle. He loved to cook for and entertain his extended family and friends and celebrate joyous and meaningful occasions with them. Ron enjoyed playing golf and playing the piano, and in his retirement learned how to play the harmonica, saxophone as well as developing a passion for flying model airplanes and fly fishing. We miss his warmth, compassion, and humor. He will forever be in our hearts. As Ron would have said, "Life is Good," and having known Ron made each of our lives even better. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 19 at 1:00 p.m. at Mount Sinai, Hollywood Hills. Reception to follow in Studio City, location and directions will be provided at the service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The National Parkinson Foundation Memorial Gift Fund in honor of Dr. Ronald Decker at www.parkinson.org Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Hollywood Hills, (800) 600-0076
1970-2010 Ronald Lee Frank passed away at home in Cottonwood on October 13, 2010 at the age of 39. He was born on December 13, 1970 in Mt Shasta, CA. Ron served his country with pride in the Navy for 20 years with duty stations all over the world. He was passionate about racing, camping, many other outdoor activities. He is survived by his wife Cinda Frank, daughter Charlee Frank, parents Richard and Ana Frank, grandmother Nancy Culbertson, brother James and Crystal Culbertson, Jim and Yolanda Tikkanen and Brenda and Keith Brown loving in-laws, nephew Jeremy, niece Angela and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Rose Anita Devlin, Restaurateur of Sunnyvale, Nov. 20, 1923-Oct. 9, 2010, Passes into eternity on October 9th., Rose was born in the Hartford hospital and grew up in Essex, CT. She was the only child, of Italian parents, and went to a private school for her education. Rose had a wonderful zest for life and a good head for business. Her most notable acclaim was her grand family restaurant "Wylin's" on South Murphy, Sunnyvale for 24 years until her retirement in 1987., Many Sunnyvale families, business owners and public safety officers were her faithful clients - sometimes for all three meals. She served a fabulous reasonably priced menu and loved her clientele., At age 23 yrs Rose married Charles Devlin a top model in New York on New Years Eve 1947. Rose and Charles had no children; they lived in Florida, Nevada and moved to California in 1961 where Rose partnered at a San Jose restaurant for eight years before buying Wylin's. Charles died in 1975 of cancer after 28 yrs of marriage., Rose loved kids and animals, especially dogs. She was enamored with all sports, however, tennis was her game. She loved to play tennis and golf when young and continued to be an avid fan. Rose was dearly loved and we shall miss her ever so much. She will be remembered for her natural wit, quick retorts, good sense of humor and her real love of people., Rose enjoined herself with the Whiteman-Rosch family and became an endeared Auntie to all. Rose loved the Lord and prepared to be with Him in Heaven. She suffered with COPD from which she finally succumbed., A Memorial Service will be held at Spangler Mortuary, 174 N. Sunnyvale Ave, Sunnyvale, CA October 20th 10:00 a.m. Following the service there will be a private interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to attend a "Celebration of Life" gathering at Mariani's in Santa Clara at 1:00 p.m. Please join us to honor her memory., In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Breathe California of the Bay Area, 1469 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126.
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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.
COLTON, Ruth (1925-2010) Ruth Colton passed away Saturday, October 16, 2010 at her home. She spent the day surrounded by family and friends. Beloved and devoted mother to her daughters, Dolly (Larry) Bretter, Anita (Chris) Anderson and Beverly Gruber. The most cherished and generous "Grandma" to Marc (Simone) Bretter, Amanda (Matt) Waterman and Erica Gruber. Adoring great-grandmother to Jonah Waterman. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Louis Colton. She leaves behind dearest friends, Rina Raike and Dr. Leon and Annette Benveniste. Her greatest pleasure was to be with her family. Our family would like to thank her caregivers, Vivian, Cristana, Afsoon and Maria. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to Beit T'Shuvah, 8831 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034 or to a charity of your choice. Private services will be held.
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.
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Scott Kamealoha Sagpang October 13, 2010 Scott Kamealoha Sagpang, 37, of Kaneohe, a cook, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. Maui. He is survived by his father Victor, brother Kaleo, sister Shanah and grandmother Louise. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 22, 2010 at Kualoa Beach Park near Chinaman's Hat in Hawaii. Casual attire. No flowers.
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Sharon "Kay" Van Sant 1940 - 2010 Sharon "Kay" Van Sant, 70, of Bakersfield passed away Friday, October 15, at the, Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. Our most giving and loving mother, sister, aunt and friend slipped from our arms to enter peace forever. Our dearly-loved, "Mimi" was born in Hiawatha, Kansas on March 7, 1940, daughter of Charles William Hillary Noyes and Mary Gertrude (Brooke) Noyes. She was the 7th child born on the 7th day and her family and friends all knew that the number "7" played an integral part of her daily life. If you were to tell her your birth date, address or phone number, she always had a way to somehow, make those numbers add up to her lucky number "7"; thus, making it lucky for you! Her loving heart and energy were focused on her 3 children, 5 grandchildren and great grandson, whom she loved dearly and they all returned that love. She married her beloved Garry Van Sant in 1974 and they remained life partners and best friends to the very end. She attended East High School and loved dancing the night away with her "swing" at their reunions throughout the years. She owned and operated her tax business, Brass Tax, for almost 40 years. Many of her clients became like family to her. Her favorite pastimes were sitting with her coffee and ciggy and "yaking" on the phone for hours to sisters Emma and Betty and many others. She loved gardening, and playing the "ponies" at the fairgrounds with all her bettin buddies. Her favorite charity was St. Jude's to which she gladly gave generously and often. She is survived by husband, Garry Van Sant; daughters, Robin Black, Sheryl Zolnowski and husband Paul; son, Brandon Pitts and wife Denise; brothers, Bob Noyes and wife Adrienne, Paul Noyes and wife Shiela; grandkids, Chris Black and wife Jenny, Casey Black, Jacob Cowen, Brooke Pitts, Nicole Zolnowski; great-grandson, Nolan Langley; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Kay was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Mary Glass and Charles Noyes; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Grady Fulce; brother and sister-in-law, Fran and Joyce Noyes; sister and brother-in-law, Emma and Doug Hudson; sister-in-law, Betty Joy Noyes; and Aunt Helen and Rupert Guy. Viewing will be Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 4-8 p.m., with a Chapel service on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 10:00 a.m. at Greenlawn Mortuary Chapel, 3700 River Blvd. Interment will follow.
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
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Wayne A. Sillineri Aug. 1, 1955 - Oct. 11, 2010 Resident of Columbia, CA Born in Berkeley California, Wayne passed away peacefully on October .....
Silvina S. Salas entered into rest at the age of 77 years old, on Wednesday, October 13th , 2010 surrounded by her family. She was born on February 10, 1933 in Guerrero, Mexico to Leon and Elpidia Sanchez. She will be remembered for her love for her family, friends, her rose garden, pets and finally her giving heart and beautiful spirit., Silvina is survived by her husband Robert Salas. Sons; Joe and wife Jenny Martinez, Robert Jr and wife Carrie Salas and Bobbie Rinehart her grandson, who she raised as her own son. Daughters; Rosie Salas, Sylvia Cervantez, Marylou Kibby and Pat Salas and her daughter in-law Lydia Alarcon. 16 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren., A viewing will be on Tuesday, October, 19 from 9:00 to 11:00 with rosary at 11:00 a.m. at Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Service and mass to follow at 1:00 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church., Arrangements are under the direction of Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Services Chapel in Hanford.
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Diane Mary Stafanson (Spangler) Jan. 23, 1933 - Oct. 13, 2010 Resident of Oakland, CA Diane grew up in Mountain View, and was an .....
STANLEY GARCIA JAN 1956 ~ OCT 2010 Stanley died in the Sequoia Park area he loved so dearly. He is survived by his wife Michelle, sons Russell, Richard and daughter Darleen plus three beautiful granddaughters all of the Hanford area. His siblings Steve Garcia, Stephanie Garcia of Modesto, Frank Garcia of Danville and his parents Bob and Joan Garcia of Escalon. Stanley graduated from Escalon High and has lived in the Hanford area for many years. Services will be private. Donations may be made to The Children's Crises Center, PO BOX 1062, Modesto, Ca 95353.
Steven Lawrence King 43, of Live Oak passed away October 14, 2010 in Yuba City. He was born May 1, 1967 in Mountain View, CA. He was a longtime Yuba-Sutter resident. He worked for Kings Market in Live Oak for 8 years. Steve loved music & enjoyed playing his guitar. He loved spending time with his family especially his two boys. Survivors include his wife, Melissa King of Live Oak; sons, Steven King Jr. & Mathew King both of Live Oak; mother, Judy Petry & husband, Bill of Forestville, CA; father, Mervin King of Cloverdale; brothers, Randy King of Lebanon, Ohio & Scott King of Santa Rosa. Visitation will be Friday, October 22, 2010 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Ullrey Memorial Chapel, 817 Almond Street, Yuba City. Graveside services will also be on Friday Oct. 22, 2010 at 1:00pm at Live Oak Cemetery in Live Oak. Send Condolences at
1916 - 2010 Theresia Josephine (Wiggins) Sheppard was born on June 19, 1916 in Vera, Texas. She passed away October 12, 2010 at her home. Josephine was the oldest of six children, four girls and two boys born to Claude Alvin Wiggins and Susan Maggie (Galloway) Wiggins. She married Raymond Richard Sheppard on December 29, 1935. Raymond then worked in the West Texas and southeastern New Mexico oil fields, but eventually they moved to California and purchased a farm in Chowchilla in 1943. They raised four boys, Leland, the oldest currently resides in Carson city, Nevada. David lives in Healdsburg, California, and both Claude and Richard live in Chowchilla, California. Raymond passed away on May 12, 1999. Josephine was a homemaker and a member of the local PTA while her children were in school. Josephine is also survived by her brother Claude Wiggins, fifteen grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren. Graveside service will be held at 10am on October 21, 2010 at the Chowchilla Cemetery. Pastor Douglas Morgan will officiate.
TILTON, George Robert George Robert Tilton, devoted family man and Professor Emeritus of Geology at UCSB, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the home of his daughter in Eugene, Oregon on October 12, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elizabeth Tilton of Santa Barbara; daughters Linda (Bruce) Sisson of Eugene, OR and Helene O'Connell of Eureka, CA; sons David (Coral) Tilton of Trout Lake, WA and John Tilton of Carpinteria; grandchildren Jane (Tim) Kovash,
TED ALAN HOLT MAR 4, 1961 - OCT 16, 2010 Memorial Services for Seminole resident Ted Alan Holt are scheduled for 11 AM Saturday October 23, 2010 at Emmanuel Fellowship Church Seminole, with Pastor Tim Tate officiating. Mr. Holt passed away Saturday, October 16, 2010 in Midwest City, OK at the age of 49 years. Born March 4, 1961 in Modesto, CA, to Jess Leonard and Linda Ruth (Jordan) Holt. He moved to Seminole Okla- homa in December of 2009. Ted graduated from Riverbank High School in Riverbank, California. Ted married Traci Lea Kilgore July 11, 1981 in Modesto, CA. and to this marriage, three sons were born. Ted was a Builder and Welder by trade. Ted loved to hunt, fish, and enjoyed cooking and loved good food. His number one passion was his family, he loved spending time with them. Ted was also very proud of his membership and leadership role in Alcoholics Anonymous Fellowship group. He is preceded in death by his father Jess Holt and brother Jesse Leonard Holt. Ted is survived by his mother Linda Holt; wife Traci Lea Holt of the home; sons, Ted Alan Holt Jr. and wife Brittanie of Modesto, California, Trevor Jacob Holt and wife Amber of Seminole, Oklahoma, Tyler Lee Holt and wife Kristyn of Shawnee Oklahoma; brother Randy Holt and wife Rhonda of Seminole, Oklahoma; grand- children, Landon John Holt, and Makenzi Lynn Holt; nieces and nephews, Justin, Lindsey, Taylor, Jesse, Jarrod, Austin, Thor, Brittanie, Jeff and Joey, and Jennifer.
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.
THERESA RENE GEEHORN OCT 19, 1960 - FEB 17, 2009 Our beloved Terri on your 50th Birthday we celebrate the joy of loving you, but we feel the ache of losing you. Our Love Forever Mom, Kevin, Cindy, Kim
Thomas Arthur Beasley 69, of Browns Valley, CA, passed away October 13, 2010. Born October 31, 1940 in Memphis, TN. A resident of the Yuba-Sutter area for 30 years. Thomas retired from the Military after serving 20 years in the, . And was a Veteran of Vietnam. He was a former member of the Foothill Lions Club in Loma Rica, CA. Survivors include: son, Scott H. (Rachael) Beasley of Browns Valley, CA; brother, Jay Beasley of Omaha, NE; sister, Martha Beasley- Dannis of Hearst, TX. Preceded in death by his wife, Janet Beasley. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 11:00AM at his residence, "The Beasley Creek Ranch" on Peoria Road in Browns Valley. Memorial contributions can be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 4404 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento, CA 95814. Funeral services are under the direction of Lipp & Sullivan Funeral Directors. Send Condolences at
Thomas A. Dellomo, Resident of San Jose, 3/4/1929-10/16/2010, Beloved husband to Gladys Dellomo for 59 years. He was a devoted catholic. He will be missed by many families and friends. Chapel service, Thursday 10/21/10 at 11 AM at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, 490 Lincoln St. in Santa Clara. Condolences at
Thomas Vernon Hill, 1927 - 2010, Thomas "Tom" Hill, a resident of Cool, California passed away peacefully on October 12, 2010 at Mercy Hospital in Folsom, California of complications from COPD., Tom was born in Bowie, Colorado to Tom and Amy Hill and grew up on the Western Slope of the Rockies and in Denver, Colorado. He joined the Navy in 1945 and was discharged in 1947, at which time he made his residence in California and met his wife Mary, marrying her on June 3, 1956 in Bakersfield, California., Moving to the Los Angeles area in 1956, Tom earned his Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in Psychology from Cal. State LA and went on to become a champion of youth by becoming an LA County Juvenile Probation Officer until retirement. Together, Tom and Mary raised three children in Claremont, California and moved to the Sacramento area in 1983., Tom loved life, his family, his pets, his friends, traveling to new places and the Denver Broncos. He was a very good man who faced many challenges in his life and transformed them into life lessons., Tom is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Mary; his children and their spouses: Michelle and David Cohn of Flemington, NJ and Tim and Lori Hill of Napa, Calif.; and five grandchildren Thomas, Stephanie, Shaina, Grant and Cydney (Cohn), who will miss him very much. His son, Rex Hill, predeceased him., A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 4 p.m. at her Sierra Foothills Unitarian Church in Auburn, Calif. Memorial contributions can be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children in Sacramento, The Fire Fighters Burn Institute in Sacramento, or the COPD Foundation.
Tony Lopez 1950 - 2010 A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, October 19th, 9:30 a.m., at Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 17th and O Streets. After a brief fight against a rare cancer, Tony went home to be with the Lord on October 14th. Boy what a fight it was, Tony never lost faith in God, he never once complained. Every day I would say, today is a good day for a miracle, and he would say absolutely! We made it through this journey with the love, physical and prayerful (and I mean prayerful) support of our family and church family. Tony loved ministering to the poor and needy. He was a gentle giant when it came to embracing the less fortunate. He is survived by his wife, Sue; son, Eric and wife Cheryl; grandchildren, Emilea, Gabie, Isaiah, Nate; daughter, Sarah; grandson, Troy; father, Roberto; brother, Robert and wife Nellie; nieces, Tina, Angela, Marcella; sister-in-law, Peggy Crawford and husband Luke; brother-in-law, Jimmy Carter; nephews, Jimmy (wife Krystal), Robert (wife Jessica); nieces, Jackie and Kerry; brother-in-law, Charles Carter; mother- in-law, Gwyn Carter; sister-in-the-Lord, Martha Evans; adopted son in Christ, Mark Welch. We want to thank everyone for your help and support. The prayer teams, the cooks, the gardeners and house cleaners we know who you are most importantly God knows who you are. Special thanks to Roy Pierucci for coming everyday, encouraging and praying with him, and Jimmy for coming every night and tending to him so I could sleep. Bobby, he waited for your daily visit and when we were not fast enough meeting his needs he would say call Bobby, thank you. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made for the continued ministry of the Bakersfield Healing Rooms, make donations payable to VCF Healing Rooms, and mail to 928 17th Street, Bakersfield CA 93301. Pops how's the golf course? What hole are you and Dave on? Bye Pops we love you, see you again someday! Love, Sue, Sarah, and Eric
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Passed away October 15, 2010 in San Pedro. He was born August 10, 1922 in Komiza, Otok Vis, Croatia and was a 64 year resident of San Pedro. Bill was a longshoreman for many years. He served in the US Army for 3 years and had spent much of his time in the Pacific and on Okinawa. He was a 33 year member of the San Pedro
Velma Melissa Gee-Sherwood July 21, 1914 - October 13, 2010 Granny was born in Fort Cobb, OK where she was one of seven siblings. She was married at age 19 in Anadarko, OK to Kensel Sherwood. She moved to California and resided in Buttonwillow until the time of her death. While raising her children she worked picking cotton, checking groceries, and driving the school bus. She was also a Volunteer at the Porterville State Hospital. She touched many lives throughout the years. Preceded in death by her husband Kensel Sherwood; son, Larry Sherwood; daughters, Connie Sherwood and Beth Bennett; grandsons, James and Brian Kephart. Survived by her brother, Ronald Gee and wife Elizabeth; sister, Wanda Daniels; daughter, Claudine and James Kephart; daughter, Donice and Raymond Freeborn; son-in-law, Al Bennett; daughter, Patricia Sherwood and husband Ronald Richey; son, Robin Sherwood; daughter, LaDonna Sherwood and her daughter, Ashley Cockrell; 22 grandchildren, numerous great and great great grandchildren. Come celebrate Granny's life with us. Services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 1:00 p.m., at Hillcrest Memorial Park, 9101 Kern Canyon Road.
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Violet Lillian Carmichael, 92, of Fairfield, died on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Laurel Creek Health Center., Violet was born on July 1, 1918, in Colman, S.D. She served in the Navy., A graveside service will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon., Arrangements are by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St., www.bryanbraker.com.,
MR. VIRGILIO SILVINO GARCIA, age 57, resident of Santa Maria, passed away October 17, 2010. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Moreno Mortuary.
Walter T. Loster, Walter T. Loster, Sr., known to family and friends as "Wally", left this world on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at age 88. One of eight children, he was born in Chicago, IL to William and Elizabeth Loster. He proudly served in the Texas Division of the U.S. Army on the European front during, and was awarded the, . After the war, he returned to Chicago, where he worked at the U.S. Post Office, until he and his wife Marilyn followed their dream of living in California. In 1962 they settled in Santa Maria, where Wally worked at the Santa Maria Post Office until his retirement in 1972. He enjoyed traveling with Marilyn and watching football and baseball, especially the Cubs, on TV., Wally was preceded in death by his devoted wife Marilyn S. Loster and grandchildren, Melby, Donald, and Luke. He is survived by his children Janice, Donald and wife Maureen (Melby), Walter Jr. and wife Barbara (Guelff), and Deborah and husband John (Ortega); grandchildren Robin, Tracy, Kate and husband Tim (McGrath), Beth, Matt, Ann and husband Pat (Kimbell), Walter III, John and wife Audrey (Halsell), and David; great grandchildren Emily, Zach, Ella, Laura, and Ayrton; and many nieces and nephews., Private services were held on Sunday, October 17, 2010., Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dudley Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.
With his family by his side, Bill passed away in Santa Rosa on October 7, 2010 after a valiant battle with lung cancer. Dearly beloved husband of Paula (Kelly) Schnelle; loving father of Melissa (Reuben) Romandy and Tracy (Ryan) Pelleriti; adored grandfather of Natalie and Jameson Romandy; brother of Lani (Stan) Beneveds; uncle of Valerie Patchett and Jennifer Mohs. With his passing, Bill joins his mother (Shirley), father (Bert), and brother (Jim). Bill was born and raised in Santa Rosa. Bill was a graduate of Mark West Elementary, Santa Rosa Junior and Senior High Schools and attended Santa Rosa Junior College. After 17 years apart, Bill married his first love, Paula, and had a wonderful 29 years together. Bill won the "World's Greatest Dad" award for 29 consecutive years! He had a wonderful and quirky sense of humor which is carried on by his two beautiful daughters whom he was so very proud of. He enjoyed concerts, classic car shows, garage sales, and cruising the back roads of Sonoma County in his corvette (a dream fulfilled). His most treasured time was with his family and especially with his two grandkids. He is greatly missed and forever loved by his family and by his shadow, Busta (his dog). Friends are invited to a Celebration of Bill's Life on Saturday, October 23rd at 1:00 p.m. For specific information, email: BillSchnelle@gmail.com. If desired, donations in his memory may be made to the , 1451 Guerneville Rd #220, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION, 525-3730
Bill Williamson, beloved husband, loving father and grandfather passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 after a very courageous battle with brain cancer., He fought a tough fight and never, never gave up! Bill was born in Huntington, West Virginia in 1941 to Bill and Loretta Williamson and moved with his family to South Bend, Indiana when he was twelve. He graduated from John Adams High School and attended Purdue University where he graduated in 1963 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He served in the Army for two years where he was stationed at the Pentagon., In 1965 Bill moved to California where he worked at Hughes Aircraft for six years. During this time he attended University of Southern California and received a degree of Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. Bill was an extremely hard worker and throughout the years was involved in many small engineering companies. He always liked the freedom that a small company offered and was an amazing creative person both at work and in his personal life. He loved designing and building... spending many weekends and nights working in the garage. At one time he even designed and did the majority of the construction of a complete second story addition to his first home., His creativity also was apparent when he worked many hours in his yard and gardens. He passed on many of these skills to his children! Bill loved spending time with his family. He loved the outdoors, and there were many family ski trips, sailing trips, hiking trips, fishing trips, and camping trips. In the most recent years he spent time every summer with his children and grandchildren at Lake Tahoe. We all have fond memories of these wonderful times together., Bill is survived by his best friend, "partner" and wife, Suzanne and his blended family of five children, Peter (Bien), Tom (Kathleen), Nicole (Rodney), Bill (Kate) and Christine (Craig). In addition he will always be remembered as Grandpa Bill by Jordan, Taylor, Bailey, Max, Keely, Calvin, Savannah, Grace, Remi, Jack, Audrey and TJ. He is also survived by his sister Barbara Forsythe of South Bend, Indiana., A memorial service is planned for Monday, October 18 at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Thousand Oaks.
WILLIAM B. ESSARY OCT. 20, 1930~ SEPT. 27, 2010 Bill passed away at home in Hemet, California on Monday, Sept. 27, 2010. He is survived by his wife and children, William Jr., Kellie, Tracy, Christopher, Ronald, Vonda, Brinda, 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Bill retired from 21 years of military service, achieving the rank of Chief Warrant Officer-2. He then continued his career in the armed security industry, retiring in 1991. Bill loved his family and will be missed. Military services will be at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Ramona VNA and Hospice in Hemet, CA.
WILLIAM F. ALLEWELT MAY 29, 1926 - OCT 15, 2010 William F. (Bill) Allewelt died October 15, 2010 in Davis, where he had made his home since 1994. He was born in Sacramento May 29, 1926, to William Sr. and the former Alta Jane Clapp. He entered the, Air Corps following graduation from C.K. McClatchy High School. WW II ended before he could complete aviation cadet training, and the GI Bill brought him to UC Davis. At Davis he served in student government for six of his seven semesters on campus, first as editor of the Cal Aggie newspaper and then as student body president. In 1949, he married his deeply loved life companion, Jean Mitchell of San Francisco. The couple made their first home in Berkeley where he completed his degree in agricultural economics at UC Berkeley. Their following five years were in southern California where he served with federal marketing orders for Oranges and Walnuts. In 1955, he joined Turlock Cooperative Growers, a canning cooperative in Modesto, and became its General Manager just weeks after arriving. In 1963, TCG merged with a companion cooperative to form Tri Valley Growers, headquartered in San Francisco. He served first as its General Manager and later as chief executive officer from 1966 until retiring in 1985. During his tenure TVG grew to become the state's largest canning firm with operations exclusively in California. The San Francisco Business Times named him as one of the 100 most influential business people of the Bay Area's 20th Century. Shortly after retiring, he was engaged as interim CEO by Sun-Diamond Growers of California to lead that cooperative's recovery from a near disastrous setback caused by faulted accounting. Sun-Diamond managed the businesses of Diamond Walnut Growers, Hazelnut Growers of Oregon, Sun-Maid Growers, Sunsweet Growers and Valley Fig Growers. After reestablishing Sun-Diamond's financial integrity, he presided over a reorganization that returned its cooperatives to operating independence. Thereafter he served as a board member at Diamond Walnut Growers until it became a publicly owned company in 2006. In 1988, he was elected a founding board member of CoBank, headquartered in Denver and formed by merger of former regional banks for cooperatives of the Farm Credit System. He retired in 1996 as its vice chair. Numerous involvements in community and industry affairs commenced with election in 1960 as the youngest chair ever to serve the Canners League of California, now the League of California Food Processors. The following year he was named Foreman of the Stanislaus County Grand Jury. After relocating to San Francisco he served on the board of that city's Boys and Girls Club until 1985. Upon moving to Davis, he soon joined the board of Yolo Hospice, retiring as its vice president in 2003. His compelling attachments to UC Davis were expressed during career years advocating the canning industry's financial support of vital research in its Food Sciences Department. Later he served full tenures on the board of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association and as a trustee of the UC Davis Foundation. He also chaired the major gifts committee funding the UC Davis Alumni and Visitors Center. In 1985, he was appointed a charter member of the advisory board to the UC Agricultural Issues Center where he served as its chair until electing to step down in 2000 to serve as its vice chair until fully retiring in 2007. In 1991 Allewelt was named by the chief executives of the University of California and California State University systems to chair a commission of academicians and industry representatives charged to recommend means to preserve the quality and effectiveness of their respective agricultural programs despite greatly reduced state funding. The commission's report was published two years later, pointedly urging top officers ofthe two systems to proactively facilitate cooperation and collaboration between the two programs to enhance their effectiveness. The Allewelts are charter members of the UC Davis Chancellor's Club and are benefactors of the UC Davis Alumni and Visitors Center, the UC Agricultural Issues Center, the Mondavi Performing Arts Center, the UC Berkeley Library and Botanical Garden, and scholarships with the UC Davis Graduate School of Management and UC Davis Medical School. The latter is a memorial to their son, Thomas Kurt Allewelt, who predeceased him at age 43 in 2005. Bill loved all sports and the outdoors and was passionately attached to fishing. He took great pleasure from having introduced his son, sons-in-law and grandsons to the sport, imbuing them with shared passions for time spent on western trout streams or salmon fishing in Alaskan waters. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jean, and their beloved daughters: Susan Allewelt Rosenberg of Sacramento, her husband Chuck, grandsons Eric and Nathan and great- grandsons Austin and Colin; Melanie Allewelt Hoff of Ann Arbor, her husband Curtis and grandchildren Tyler and Emily; and Elizabeth Allewelt Smith of Davis, her husband Clifford and grandsons Brian, Cameron and Andrew. Memorial services will be private. For remembrances, the family suggests donations to The Yolo Compassionate Friends, Yolo Hospice, or in support of any of the Allewelts' UC endowment interests.
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Willie "Bill" Rodrigues, Resident of Santa Clara, 9/20/1924 - 10/13/2010, Bill's strong-will and faith enabled him to courageously conquer cancer at age 85. Shortly after celebrating his 86th birthday, Bill succumbed to health complications., Bill is survived by his wife Efigenia "Effie," eldest brother Anthony Rodrigues, sister Mary Jane Souza, and numerous nieces & nephews. He was loved as a father by his nieces Carol Pluff, Terri Szczotka & Gail Quinn and known as Grandpa to their children. Bill was predeceased by his parents Antonio & Ephegenia Rodrigues and brother Victor Rodrigues., In 1915, Bill's parents immigrated to the United States from Madeira, Portugal. Bill was born on September 20, 1924 in San Jose, California. The Rodrigues Family settled in the Santa Clara Valley and became one of the early farming families growing pears until the late 1960's., As a young man Bill loved to dance and became a familiar face at Portuguese festivals throughout Northern California. Ever proud of his Portuguese heritage Bill was a supporting member of the SES Corporation and the Club Sport Maritimo., During, , Bill served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater. Most recently he was a member of the American Legion Santa Clara Post 419., In 1953 Bill visited Madeira, Portugal, where he met his beloved Effie with whom he celebrated 57 years of marriage. As the Valley of the Hearts Delight transitioned to Silicon Valley, Bill owned a trucking business and later worked for Peninsula Crane and Rigging until he retired in 1983., Bill was happiest at family gatherings or sitting with his dogs watching his favorite sporting events on TV. He had a warm, wonderful sense of humor and like an era now past, he will be missed by many., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Bill Rodrigues to the Carmelite Monastery, 1000 Lincoln Street, Santa Clara, CA 95050., Visitation Thursday 10/21 at 6PM and Rosary at 7PM at Lima Family Santa Clara, 466 N. Winchester Blvd. Funeral Service Friday 10/22 at 11AM at St. Clare Church, 941 Lexington St., Santa Clara. Interment to follow at Santa Clara Mission. Condolences may be offered at
Winifred Ardis Wilson 1919 - 2010 Winifred went home to be with her Lord Jesus on October 15, 2010. She was born November 29, 1919 in Lyltecreek, CA to Winfield and Alice Wilson. She had two brothers, Donald (Dorothy) Wilson, Tom (Winona) Lovelady and one sister, Lois (Owen) Swarts. She married Gerald W. Johnson in 1939 having one son, Gerald R. Johnson (Linda). In 1946 she married Lee S. Hagelstein, having two more sons, Michael L. Hagelstein (Barbara) and Scott Hagelstein (Dottie). She is preceded in death by her mother and father; her sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Owen Swarts; and one grandson, Daniel Hagelstein. She is survived by her 3 sons and daughters- in-law; 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She loved dancing at the senior centers, sewing, crocheting and her home and yard. Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 20th, from 1-4 p.m., at Doughty- Calhoun-O'Meara, and Graveside services will be Thursday, Oct. 21st, at 12:00 p.m., at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara
NIISATO, Yoshiko (Lillian) Of Alhambra, California. Born April 22, 1920. Entered Eternal Life October 12, 2010. Preceded by her husband, Yutaka, and her son, Gary. Beloved mother of Margaret Machida, Barbara (James) Inano, and Geraldine (Warren) Wong; cherished grandmother of David (Christina) Niisato, Jennifer Inano Keegan, and Lauren (Jonathan) Shibuya; adored great-grandmother of Brittany, Shaylin, and Tyler Keegan, Ashley and Allison Shibuya. Private services were held Monday, October 18, 2010 at Rose Hills Memorial Park. Family requests no koden and no flowers please.
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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 .....