Saturday, October 23, 2010

California Obituaries 10/23/10



GUIAB ANTONIO SAQUING El Cajon 12/5/1925 - 10/20/2010 10/27/10,10a, St. John of the Cross Featheringill Mortuary 619-583-9511



Aaron Justin Slade

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Allen Gibson King

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Alvidrez, Tereso

Saturday, October 23, 2010 2:00 AM 

Tereso Alvidrez Oct 15, 1920 - Oct 13, 2010 Resident of Oakland, 63 years Loving Husband of Elena Mata Alvidrez, loving father of Freddie, ..... 



Angeles Kasparian Tatosian

Tatosian, Angeles Kasparian February 14, 1931 - October 16, 2010 Angel Tatosian passed from this life, October 16, 2010 with her daughter at her side. She is preceded in death by her parents Paravon Kasparian and Maritza Alashian. Faithful wife of Sam Tatosian, adored mother of Marsha and Michael, and cherished grandmother of Levon and Tamar, she is also survived by her twin brother Antranik Andy Kasparian.



Anna Dicker

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POLIVODA, Anna Feb. 16, 1926-Oct. 17, 2010 Auschwitz Survivor Anna deeply touched more lives than even her family ever knew, to her family's surprise and delight. Survivor to the bittersweet end, Anna is finally safe, finally at peace. She was predeceased by the love of her life, Henry. She is survived by daughters, Dora Sher and Stephany Yablow, by the apple of her eye, grandson Adam Yorkshire and his beautiful bride, Alona. She will forever be remembered and missed by her family and friends.



Anthony J. (Tony) Politowski

Anthony J. (Tony) Politowski, age 98 of Ventura, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010 in Ventura after a brief illness., He was born July 9, 1912 in Philadelphia, Pa. He resided in Ventura County for 25 years. Anthony worked as a Postal Service Clerk for 31 years. He was a collector of U.S. commemorative stamps, former president of the Holy Name Society of St. Ladislaus Church (Philadelphia), and former treasurer of the Railway Postal Workers Credit Union., Survived by brother, Stanley (Ann); sons, John (Inez) and James (Marie); grandchildren, Anthony, Marie, David, Chris (Holley) and Eric Politowski; great-grandson, Jonathan Hopper; and many nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by Catherine Politowski, his wife of 63 years., Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 22 at Mary Star of the Sea Chruch, Oxnard, with Msgr. Thomas Skindeleski. Burial at Santa Clara Cemetery, Oxnard.



Anthony Lopez

Anthony Lopez, On June 2nd 1955 a son was born to Esperanza & Ranulfo Lopez in San Jose, CA. Being the middle child as he would put it "a very mischievous little one". Being very creative even at an early age many stories ended with him running away & laughing. Still growing up in San Jose he attended & graduated from James Lick High School. Our fathers love for fruit & vegetables lead him to the flea market where he took great pride in his fruit & vegetable displays & produce signs. At the flea market is where he met the woman he was going to marry Rebecca Benitez. He also attended the academy where he became a deputy sheriff then settled in a civil dept. where he worked with the DA in the family court division. I his second daughter still remember the night after his completion of the academy showing me all his gear, I was so amazed & proud of my dad., Our father had 4 children Christina, Becky, Priscilla & Tony. Our dad brought up his children with a strong Christian faith, morals, a great work ethic, love & mixed with a lot of humor. His son who was told "his great pride & joy" was involved in every aspect of his journey through manhood from sports to even a hug when needed our dad knew the importance of being a father. I, his first born, remember all the words of wisdom that my father shared with me, especially on the night before my wedding. We were his wagon of six wheels strong & knew how to be a family. When the grandchildren came along his world lit up with all 9 grandchildren. Our dad never used drugs or drank a day of his life. He wanted to have a clear head & memory and that he did. He wanted to stay strong for his grandchildren, Sunday were their special day. Our dad enjoyed many hours of wood working in his own work shop. He also enjoyed boxing, walking & biking. He even walked so far down Alum Rock that he had to call his 3rd daughter Priscilla to pick him to bring him back home. Our father showed us so much love throughout our lives, he with our mother showed us how to stick together., On October 23rd 2009 around 7:30pm my fathers life was taken from us by an act my father despised, a drunk driver. Our father was doing nothing more but coming home from dinner, stopped at a red light on Alum Rock Ave & Foss Ave a street that had many great memories for our dad. A street he took many times is now a street our family can't bring ourselves to go down. It's been 1 year without our dad our protector., He will be forever missed & never forgotten. He has earned the right to have the respect from all who have had the pleasure of knowing him. There will never be another Anthony Lopez. They don't make them like that anymore and he would have wanted it that way., Dad you are always in our thoughts until we see you again in heaven, we love you dad! "The Lopez Gang of 6".



Antolin, Tony

Saturday, October 23, 2010 2:00 AM 

It is with immense sorrow and heartache that we say goodbye to ourdear friend and brother Tony Antolin. He was known by some as .....



Antonio Garza

Antonio Garza, 1934-2010, Antonio Garza of Santa Maria, passed away peacefully and returned to his Lord God after 75 wonderful years here on earth. Antonio passed away on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 6:41 am, at Marian Medical Center while accompanied by his two beloved sons, Victor and Gerald., Antonio was born on December 29, 1934 in Puruandiro Michoacan, Mexico to Ventura and Josefa Garza. In 1967, he married Maria Zuno, contributing with a son and gaining two other sons and a daughter. Together they formed a family and later on added another son between the two of them. Antonio and his family resided in Goleta for many years until their move to Santa Maria in 1994, where Antonio continued to work as an Auto-Body Technician for many more years. He touched many lives with his sense of humor, big heart, and his caring nature and will be dearly missed by his loved ones., Antonio is survived by his two sons Victor Salazar and wife Maria Salazar, of Santa Barbara and Gerald Garza and wife Juanita Soto-Garza of Santa Maria; stepchildren Maria Banales and Joe Mayorga, both of Santa Maria. Antonio is also survived by his seven grandchildren: Andrew, Yuliana, Anali, Rosa, Victor, Veronica, and Adela; including numerous extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maria Garza and stepson, Juan Mayorga., Visitation will commence at 3:00 pm, followed by a Rosary service at 7:00 pm on Monday, October 25, 2010, in the Chapel of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory. Mass will be held at St. Louis de Montfort Parish on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, at 9:00am followed with burial service at Santa Maria Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory.



Audrey Jenson

Audrey A. Jenson born Oct. 15, 1937 in Milwaukee, Wis., passed Oct. 18, 2010 peacefully at home in Bermuda Dunes, Calif. Audrey is survived by her loving children, Lynn, David, and Susan Jenson; grandchildren, Stephanie and Thomas Jenson; sister, Rosemary Coggins; and brother, Francis Ligman; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 44 years, Richard (Dick) Jenson; her parents, Catherine Gorski-Ligman and John Gorski; stepfather, Frank Ligman; and sister, Betty Jane Ligman. While living in Wisconsin, Audrey and Dick owned and operated Jenson & Jenson painting and decorating as well as The Franklin Inn. In California, Audrey worked as an apartment and property manager. Services will be in Wisconsin arranged by FitzHenry Wiefels Funeral Directors.




Bernice Mary St. Augustine Was born in San Francisco on September 22, 1926 and passed from this life in her home in San Rafael on October 19th, 2010. Bernice was 84 years old. She is preceded in death by her parents and two brothers. Friends and family grieve the passing of this extraordinary human being. Bernice touched the hearts of so many, from the children she taught, to the church members she loved, to the medical caregivers who were so kind to her in the last few months of her life. First in her heart was her devoted husband Amil whom she married later in life and in whom she took utter delight, her nieces Barbara, Margaret, Carleen, and Patricia, nephew Terry, son - and daughter- in-law Felix and Patti were also at the top of her list. Bernice saw the beauty in all things and her life was a living testimony to grace. She will be deeply missed. A memorial service will be held in her honor at the Community Congregational Church of Tiburon, 145 Rock Hill Drive, Tiburon, CA 94920. (415) 435-9108 on Friday October 29th from 3:00-5:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Bernice to CCC and sent to the above address. Please note "memorial gift" in the check memo.




June 5, 1953 - Oct. 15, 2010 Born in Palo Alto, California. He is survived by his wife of 33 years Carole; one son, Jeffrey; two sisters and one brother. Brent served in the 



Barbara Audet

Barbara Enders Audet April 15, 1931 - October 17, 2010 Born in Wabeno, WI to John & Alice Enders. She was the eldest of seven children. Trained as an x-ray technician, she moved to San Francisco in 1959 where she worked for 42 years. She met her husband Gerald (Gerry) Audet in 1963. They were married for 42 years during which time they travelled extensively. Barbara was an avid volunteer concentrating her efforts primarily at St. Kevin's Catholic Church. She was an active participant in the Sierra Club, Audubon Society and West Point Inn on Mt. Tamalpias. Preceded in death by her parents; sister, Mary Enders and brother, Duane (Darlene) Enders. She is survived by her loving husband & siblings Richard (Faye), Jean, Tim (Mary) and Kathryn (Mark). Also numerous nieces & nephews. A celebration of life will be held at St. Kevin's Catholic Church, 704 Cortland St., Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara's name to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco, c/o St. Kevin's Church, 704 Courtland, San Francisco, CA 94110



Barbara Leslie Minifie

Barbara Leslie Minifie, 58, of Vacaville, died on Oct. 13. She was on born April 12, 1952., A memorial service will be held today at 11 a.m. at Mission Bells Chapel at Wilson & Kratzer, 13644 San Pablo Ave., San Pablo, Calif., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041,



Bart Lahargoue

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Beata Hefler

Greatly loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother went to her Lord and Savior Oct. 9, 2010., Born in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1915, she lived a full and productive life of 95 years. She came to California with her family in 1929 during the Great Depression. Soon after graduating she married Clyde H. Hefler. They had three girls. After her husband passed away she returned to work as a church secretary for 24 years and worked for the Methodist Board of Pensions. She was on the Commission for the City of Thousand Oaks, Vice President of the AARP local chapter, active at Goebel Senior Center and took on several volunteer jobs. She even starred in a TV commercial against junk mail., Her interests were her family, church, reading, travel, and helping others. She was a wonderful cook and could still remember recipes from memory in her 95th year even though she physically couldn't cook., She is survived by her three daughters, eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, a brother and a sister. Viewing will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Pierce Brothers in Westlake. The service will be at Westlake Lutheran Church, 29295 Agoura Rd., Agoura Hills at 12:30 p.m.



Benjamin Scott Colvin

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



Benjamin T. Olaes Sr.

Benjamin T. Olaes, Sr., 89 of Lemoore, Calif., beloved father, grandfather, brother and great-grandfather who was called to the Lord on Monday, Oct. 5, 2010 in Hanford, Calif., Benjamin was born on Dec. 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 in 1992 and resided in Camarillo until 2008 when he moved to Lemoore., 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., Benjamin was preceded in death by his wife, Maria, in 1988; three sons; and two brothers., "Our Grandpa was fun and very cool. We will miss and hold you in our hearts, Grandpa Ben. You are now finally with your loving wife and three sons. We know you are in a happier place.", 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 and Jordan Diaz; great-grandchildren between Camarillo, Lemoore and the Philippines., Graveside memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22 at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, 5400 Valentine Road in Ventura.



Bernice A. Jennings

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Bernice St. Augustine

Bernice Mary St. Augustine Born in San Francisco on September 22, 1926 and passed from this life in her home in San Rafael on October 19th, 2010. Bernice was 84 years old. She is preceded in death by her parents and two brothers. Friends and family grieve the passing of this extraordinary human being. Bernice touched the hearts of so many, from the children she taught, to the church members she loved, to the medical caregivers who were so kind to her in the last few months of her life. First in her heart was her devoted husband Amil whom she married later in life and in whom she took utter delight, her nieces Barbara, Margaret, Carleen, and Patricia, nephew Terry, son- and daughter- in-law Felix and Patti were also at the top of her list. Bernice saw the beauty in all things and her life was a living testimony to grace. She will be deeply missed. A memorial service will be held in her honor at the Community Congregational Church of Tiburon, 145 Rock Hill Drive, Tiburon CA 94920 415-435-9108 on Friday October 29th from 3-5pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Bernice to CCC and sent to the above address. Please note "memorial gift" in the check memo.



Bill Mundy

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Bober, Ray Andrew

Saturday, October 23, 2010 2:00 AM 

Ray Andrew Bober, born April 19, 1945, in Sacramento, California, entered into rest on October 20, 2010, in Lodi, California. Ray is survived by ..... 



Bruce A. Schreiber

Bruce A Schreiber, a resident of Paradise, passed away on Oct. 17, at the age of 49., He was born to Robert and Maria Schreiber on March 28, 1961, at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Bruce grew up in Vacaville and after graduating from Vacaville High in 1979, he served in the United States Navy for two years and was a member of the Moose Lodge since 1983., He enjoyed boating and camping with his wife and friends., Bruce is survived by his wife, Oleane; his parents, Robert and Maria Schreiber of Magalia;, sister, Linda (Jim) of Rocklin and nephew, Christopher; brother, Steve (Lora) of Bermuda; aunts, uncles and cousins in Pennsylvania, Las Vegas and Germany; in-laws, Net and John, John Jr. and Kristie., Services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. at the Paradise Moose Lodge, 5275 Skyway, Paradise, Calif.,



Buechner, Paul E.

Saturday, October 23, 2010 2:00 AM 

Paul E. Buechner III former resident of Alameda died at his Menlo Park home on October 15 from complications of Parkinson's disease. Paul was ..... 



Burna Virginia (Philpott) Lewis

Burna Virginia (Philpott) Lewis 92, of Brownsville, CA passed away October 17, 2010. Born March 22, 1918 in Miami, TX, Burna was a resident of Brownsville since 1981, when she moved here from San Jose. Mrs. Lewis also lived in Bangor for 5 years. She was self-employed as a Beautician and a Barber for 34 years. Survivors include her son, Edwin Lewis (Virginia) of Brownsville; daughters: Deborah Reese (Les) of Bangor and Nellwyn Doornbos of San Jose. Also survived by 7 grandchildren: Diedre Hayes (Chuck), Stephanie White, Randy Lewis (Jeannie), Kim Jobe (Scott), Mark Lewis (Tracy), Justin Winstead and David-Bull-Winstead (Jennifer); and 12 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Fred E. Lewis, Jr. and 2 sisters: Cleo I. (Philpott) Lewis and Gladys Philpott. Due to her father's death at a young age, Burna left school to help her mother and sisters work for a living. After her children were born she completed her education and received her High School diploma. She loved to try new things, painted in oils all her life and was excited to try watercolors for the first time at the age of 92. She loved animals and cared for many who were injured or needed a home. She loved many people and many things. She touched countless lives and above all, loved God. She was a charter member of 1st Baptist Church, Brownsville; member of Brownsville Grange, The Hilltop Gang, Brownsville & The Timber Twirlers Square Dance Group. She was a very active member within her church and belonged to the CB Club and the I.O.O.F. along with her husband in San Jose. Services will be at the 1st Baptist Church in Brownsville on Monday, October 25, 2010 at 11am and burial will follow at Brownsville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to 1st Baptist Church, Brownsville or Sutter North Hospice, Marysville . Arrangements are under the direction of Sheer Memorial Chapel. Send Condolences at



C.D. Piearcy

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.




CHANDLER, James Lee 1942-2010 Born October 18th 1942 in Santa Barbara Ca. and passed away peacefully October 7th 2010.




WELSH, CHARLES C. Poway 1/15/1929 - 10/13/2010 Alhiser-Comer Mortuary (760) 745-2162 



Carmen Delores O'Mallan

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Carmen Martinez Reyes

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Cecilia Foran

Cecilia (Dolly) Foran May 29, 1926 - October 4, 2010 Our beloved mother, Cecilia (Dolly) Foran, passed away on October 4, 2010 at Home Sweet Home in Daly City. She had spent the last 4-years at Home Sweet Home due to a long illness form a heart condition and Alzheimer's. Dolly was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Bertha D'Antonio, husband Jim and brother Vince. Besides being a wife and homemaker, Dolly worked for the San Francisco Giants for over thirty years. Everyone knew Dolly for her great enthusiasm and big smile. She was a tiny woman, but everyone knew not to mess with Dolly. Our best memories with mom and dad were when we kids would spend two weeks a year vacationing at Rio Nido on the Russian River. The beach, barbeques and fun we had as a family are memories we will always cherish. Mom will be missed by her children, James and wife Rosa, Kathleen and husband Gary, Michael and wife Kasandra, Monica, as well as her nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, brother Frank and his wife Jo, her sister Ann, her close cousin Flo and many nieces, nephews and many dear friends. We know that mom is up in Heaven dancing with dad and cheering for the Giants to go all the way! The family wishes to thank Hospice By the Bay in San Francisco for their care and compassion in Dolly's last three months. Also, a big thanks to Shirley and all the care providers at Home Sweet Home, particularly Julia and Gienna, Mothers 2 Nurses, as well as Wilma, who took such great care of mom until the end. Thanks also to the people at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, especially Mark. A private burial was held on October 12, 2010 at Holy Cross Cemetery, where Cecilia (Dolly) was laid to rest with her husband Jim.



Charles Herbert "Chuck" Wilkes

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Chauncey Santoro

Chauncey Rocci Santoro, Resident of San Jose, The active life of Chauncey Rocci Santoro came to an unexpected end on October 20, 2010, of natural causes, at the age of 84. A native-born resident of San Jose, Chauncey was a pillar of strength, wisdom and reliability for his family and friends. His sense of humor, kind and patient demeanor, along with generous daily laughter kept him young at heart and his hearty laugh was his trademark. Chauncey retired from Southern Pacific Railroad after more than 40 years of dedicated service. After retirement, Chauncey kept active reliving his childhood with his then-young grandson. He had many interests including music, theater, art, movies, gardening, cooking and attending every event San Jose offered. Chauncey was an avid football enthusiast who was captivated the entire season each year, always hanging on to that thread of hope for his home team, the 49ers., He is survived by his children; Beverly Santoro Troxel and Cynthia Santoro; his grandson, Kirk Troxel; his sister Violet Frevert; his nephew Anthony Guerrero; nieces Nancy Stenger and Susan Pistello; and many more nieces, nephews and cousins. Chauncey was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth (Betty) Santoro; parents Rocco and Ernesta Santoro; sisters Nancy Guerrero and Hazel Rinauro; a brother also named Chauncey; and niece, Stephanie Francisco., Services will be held on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 11:30 a.m., at St. Clare Chapel at the Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, with graveside services following. Reception to be announced after services., Memorial contributions are welcome at The American Lung Association, 1469 Park Ave San Jose, CA 95126., LIMA-CAMPAGNA-ALAMEDA MISSION CHAPEL serving the family. 408-288-9188.



Chris A. Miller

Born March 30, 1918, in Camden, NJ, one of nine children. He collapsed at his Sonoma home on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, and was rushed to Sonoma Valley Hospital, where he was pronounced dead as a result of a massive heart attack. He was preceded in death by his children Melinda Sue and Gregory; and is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Dale Schieser Miller; children Christopher R. Miller (wife Cheryle), Ken Schieser, Andrea Auckly (husband David); grandchildren Paul Miller (wife Inna), Jeffrey Miller (wife Kelli), Allison Miller Prysock (husband Sean), Ryan Stern (wife Jamie), Jessica Stern Trumbore (husband Marty), Linden Auckly, and John Auckly. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren: Alexandra Miller, Ilana Stern, Raviv Stern, Jack Miller, Sophia Miller, and Sebastian Trumbore. Chris served his country in both, and the, , in his career in the, , retiring as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. He was a combat veteran in the Submarine Service, and a Pearl Harbor Survivor, and following his retirement from the Navy, completed another career with the California Department of Corrections, where his last and favorite assignment was being the Activities Coordinator at San Quentin. He was an avid stamp collector for over 50 years, but did not limit his collecting activities to stamps. He was well known for collecting diverse items such as coins, rocks, and sometimes just plain junk, and he and Dale loved to prowl through garage sales in search of interesting things. Chris led an active life, often demonstrating more energy than those much younger, and was actually recently observed climbing trees in his back yard to prune branches. He brought warmth and joy into every life that he touched, always upbeat, always with a smile and a joke, a "scratch and sniff sticker", care packages for grandchildren away at college, and sabotaging mail and packages by enclosing glitter that spilled out all over the unwary recipient. He was greatly loved and will be sorely missed, but is undoubtedly somewhere enjoying unlimited quantities of peanut brittle and ice cream. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on November 14th 2010 at 2:30 p.m. at The Sonoma Veterans' Memorial Hall, 126 First Street West, Sonoma, CA.



Clark Browning

Clark Browning, 93, of Ventura died of pneumonia after a short time in the hospital on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. He leaves his adoring earthly family to be forever with his Lord and his Heavenly family., He was born May 23, 1917, in Norwalk in the Victorian ranch house which his grandfather had built and where his mother, Carrie Clark, also was born. His father, Herbert W. Browning, was born in Truckee. Clark was very proud to be a second-generation Californian. He leaves his wife, Ruby of Ventura; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Gus Baglio of Valencia; brother, James of Torrance; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren., He has gone to join his son, Stanley, who died in 2006. Clark grew up in Norwalk, was a Boy Scout, played football in high school and Fullerton Junior College. In 1939 he married his first-grade classmate and high school sweetheart, Ruby Mings, the beginning of a beautiful 71-year marriage., In 1943 Clark was drafted into the Army and served four years, two of them in the European Theater of Operations. He rose to the rank of Captain. Most of his life was spent in the field of agriculture, purchasing a distributorship of agricultural chemicals in the Palo Verde Valley, where, for 21 years, he sold and applied them., Clark was a member of Lions International for 48 years, serving as president of the Blythe Lions Club and Ventura Breakfast Lions Club. He had attended three international conventions. He was a Cub Master, a golfer, a bridge player, an avid boater and president of the Blythe Boat Club, and had taught many young people to water ski. During this time he also owned a boat shop. Clark and Ruby traveled to 47 of the United States and many foreign countries. One trip took them to revisit the countries where Clark had served during the war. In 1972 he sold his business to the PureGro Company and transferred to the corporate office in Los Angeles, where he worked until retirement in 1979., In 1983 Clark and Ruby retired to Ventura, attracted there because of their love of the beach and the friendly people who live there. He immediately plunged into an active life, joining and becoming president of La Estrella Dance Club and Ventura Breakfast Lions Club and was active in the Retired Business and Professional Men's Club. Clark and Ruby were members of the First United Methodist Church where Clark served in many positions including chairman of the Board of Trustess. He spent many hours doing what he loved most, ocean fishing. His second hobby was gardening, growing a variety of vegetables and 28 dwarf and not-so-dwarf fruit trees. He was able to tend his garden and enjoy his visiting blue jays until the last months of his life., A memorial service will take place 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30, at the First United Methodist Church, 1338 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Special Olympics, the Ventura County Museum of History and Art, 100 Main St., Ventura, CA 93001, or the Endowment Fund, First United Methodist Church., Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home and Crematory, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura. Condolences may be left at



Claudia Jean Owen

Owen, Claudia Jean August 6, 1924 - October 19, 2010 Claudia Jean Owen (Bishop) died peacefully in Irvine with her daughters on October 19, 2010. She had suffered for several years from Alzheimer's disease. She is survived by her loving daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela C. Hunter and Jefferson Hunter of Massachusetts; Sally O. McKenzie and Stuart A. McKenzie of Irvine, CA; and her son Lloyd John Owen of Bryn Mawr, CA. She leaves her beloved grandchildren Margaret C. Hunter (Ulrich Maier), Rebecca K. Hunter(Niles Cole), Andrew H. Hunter, Janelle Clemmons, Cara Jeanne Clemmons, Andrew B. McKenzie and Ian S. McKenzie, and step-grandchildren David and Michelle McKenzie, and Michele McKenzie(Tim Scott). She also leaves behind her loving brother and sister-in-law Richard and Marie Bishop, and aunt Virginia Hawksley. Claudia was a third-generation native Californian. Born in Oakland, she lived in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, and since 1960, Newport Beach. She graduated from Van Nuys High School. She attended the University of California at Berkeley, and was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. She was a life-long Cal fan, supporting the university and its sports teams. She was also a life-long Girl Scout, starting as a member of a troop in Van Nuys, and later leading her daughters' troops in Los Angeles and Newport Beach. She served as president of the Orange County Girl Scouts in the 1960's and 70's. She remained an active volunteer in community and conservation circles, including the creation of the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach, and served as a docent at the Sea and Sage Audubon Society of Orange County. She served on the Newport Beach Parks, Beach and Recreation Commission. She was a member of Stop Polluting Our Newport. She loved music and opera, and served as president of the Orange County Philharmonic Society. Later in life she enjoyed extensive travels around the world including to Russia, Greece, Ireland, and Patagonia. Her family and friends will all miss her strong spirit and love of family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Environmental Nature Center, Newport Beach, CA; the Northampton Community Music Center, Northampton, MA; or to a charity of your choice.



Clifton F. Foster

Clifton Floyd Foster, 95, of Indio, Calif. passed away October 16, 2010 in Cathedral City, Calif. of natural causes. He was born August 11, 1915 to Tevis and Minnie Foster in Hollywood, Mo. He married Wilma Beaton on September 5, 1934 in Duncan County, Mo. He retired from two jobs, first being Southern Pacific Railroad where he worked as a brakeman and Valley Sanitary District where he was a field supervisor as well as chief inspector. Apart from the love he had for his own family, Floyd and his beloved Wilma, shared their love and lives by fostering over 150 children. Clifton is survived by his daughters, Latishia Cooper of Indio, Paulette DiGiorgio of Roanoke, Va., Brenda Sue Dunson of Indio, and Claudia Negrillo of Los Osos, Calif.; sons, Bobby Foster of Indio, Calif. and Jerry Foster of Lake Elsinore, Calif.; sister, Vera Partlow of Indio; brothers, Virgil Foster of Palm Desert, Calif. and Leo Foster of Cherry Valley, Calif. In addition, he leaves behind 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grand-children. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Foster; daughter, Louanna Foster; sister, Ette Marie Kendell; and his brother, Gene Foster. Visitation will be held from 4-8:00 PM on October 24, 2010 at Forest Lawn Mortuary in Indio. Memorial services will take place at 10:00 AM on October 25, 2010 also at Forest Lawn Indio. Interment will immediately follow the memorial at Coachella Valley Cemetery.



Clinton Duane Hascall Jr.

C. Duane 'Kit' Hascall, 67, of Palm Desert, Calif. died peacefully following a long illness with liver cancer. He was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. and was an elder in the Sault Ste Marie Band of Chippewa Indians. He retired from AT&T and became a Real Estate Broker serving San Diego and the Coachella Valley. Clinton is survived by his partner of 40 years, H. Paul Hagmeier of Palm Desert; sisters, Wanda Donnay, Marcia Hascall and Crystal Kelley; brothers, Patrick, Hudson and Bro. John S. Hascall, OFM, Cap of Sault Ste Marie, Mich. He was preceded in death by his mother, Viola Boucher; and father, Clinton Duane Hascall; his sisters, Clintia and Sharon; and his twin brother, Clayton. A Celebration of Life will be held at his residence at 73943 Munn Circle, Palm Desert Greens Country Club, Palm Desert on Friday, October 22, 2010 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Please call 760-836-0766 for further information. His funeral will be held on November 12, 2010, St. Isaac Jogues Church, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., the place of his tribe and birth. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to St.Isaac Jogues Church, 1529 Marquette Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-9151.



Clyde Lewis Woods

CLYDE LEWIS WOODS JUN 30, 1939 - OCT 19, 2010 C Dub (CW), as many of his friends knew him, died Tuesday Oct 19, 2010 at the age of 71. He was doing the thing he loved the most, riding around working on the ranch. It was ahobby to most, but he loved gardening and watching things grow. Of course the weeds had to be pulled, too. It did not matter that they made spray for killing weeds; he enjoyed the feeling of pulling an area of weeds and the great sense of accomplishment he received from it. He also enjoyed fishing and camping. Some of his fondest memories are from camping trips at Frenchman's Lake and Mc Swain Reservoir. He loved to troll fish for trout, but would fish for anything if the fish were biting. Born in Henrietta, OK, he moved to California as a child during the Dust Bowl. He lived in Riverbank and Oakdale most of his life. He worked at Circle AW Products in Modesto for many years. He is survived by his companion Judy Mitchell, his children Randy, Ronnie, Ricky and Robyn, along with his extended family Michelle, Ron and Rena, 22 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Oakdale Memorial Chapel at 6:00 pm.



Corazon Castro Kness

Corazon Castro Kness of Cathedral City, Calif. passed away October 19, 2010 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. She was born January 19, 1938 in Nueva Ecija, Philippines. She was a Certified Nursing Assistant at Eisenhower Medical Center for more than 17 years. She was a parishioner of St Theresa's Church in Palm Springs, Calif. Kness is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert C. Tengco and Analiza V. Tengco of Cathedral City; adopted son and daughter-in-law, Rex G. Servania and Susie B. Servania of San Jose, Calif.; her best friend, Terry Barashari of Cathedral City; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her spouse, Myron Kness; and her son, Ceasar C. Tengco. There will be a visitation, with Rosary, on Saturday October 23, 2010 from 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the Ramon Chapel at Forest Lawn Memorial Parks and Mortuaries in Cathedral City.



Curtis Breckenridge

Curtis Breckenridge, 69, died Aug. 15. .



Cynthia Rogan

Cynthia Rogan ("Cyd") went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 14, 2010. She was 52. A resident of Windsor, California, Cyd passed away during a visit to see her mother in Oregon City, Oregon. Cyndi was a loving and adoring mother and grandmother, a cherished wife and a wonderful daughter. She was both a CPA, holding an accounting degree from Sonoma State University, as well as an RN with a nursing degree from Pacific Union College. Cyndi was a faithful Christian who was a Charter Member of Vineyard of Faith Church in Windsor, California. Over the years, Cyndi served the Lord in the Church, in everything from the Children's and Sunday-Worship Ministries to singing in the Choir, and had been a Discussion Leader in BSF. Cyndi loved the water and enjoyed swimming from the time she was a little girl, and swam competition in her High School years. In recent years, she enjoyed Jet Skiing, and scuba diving with her husband in Barbados. She even got her feet wet in the Artic Ocean, in "Coldfoot Alaska", and enjoyed telling that story to friends and family. She also loved to sew and knit, and had a real knack for interior design. Cyd is survived by her husband, Richard Rogan; her three sons, David, Christopher and Michael Huebel, her step-children, Jonathan and Rachael; her daughter-in-law Tiffany; and two beautiful grand-daughters, Chloe and Fia. She was pre-deceased by her father, Donald Anderson; survived by her mother, Shirley Anderson Burt; siblings, Daniel, Matthew and Jennifer; her Aunt Dee Dee and Uncle Edward Knapp; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by all. Service will be at Vineyard of Faith Church in Windsor, California on October 30 at 11:00 am.




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MOORE, DORIS "DOT" Sept. 30, 1927 to Oct. 20, 2010 Doris "Dot" Moore 83, passed away October 20, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. at home after a long fight with Alzheimer's disease. Dot was born September 30, 1927 in Worcester, Mass. While attending elementary school, she met and later married the love of her life for 64 years, the late Leonard "Len" Moore. Together they traveled the country and various parts of the world, while Len pursued his Navy career. Dot was the "rock" of the family and met the many challenges of being a Navy wife. Packing up small children, trailer, car and shipping it and themselves to Newfoundland was the first of many moves. She repeated this process every two to three years. During her 64 years as a "housewife," she was a model in a fur fashion show, a Brownie/Girl Scout leader, a Little League and swim team supporter and a Red Cross volunteer. In 1976, the Moore's retired to Chula Vista, Ca and Dot became active in the library, City events and her church. Dot was the loving mother of Sherry, Terry, Ann, Kay and grandmother to Nici and Nick. Memorial service will be included in the 10 a.m. service at the Chula Vista Presbyterian Church on Sunday, October 24th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Foundation or San Diego Hospice.




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Daniel Roy Armendariz

Daniel 'Dato' Roy Armendariz, age 56, an Indio, Calif. resident, passed away on October 8, 2010 in Palm Desert, Calif. of Liver Disease. Born in Indio on January 5, 1954 to Daniel and Lois Armendariz, he was a construction worker, a musician and a Indian Educator. He was a member of the Sober Riders, AA and of the Presbyterian church. Daniel is survived by his son, Joshua Daniel Armendariz; two granddaughters, Stacie and Stephanie Armendariz; and two sisters, Robin Acosta and Vickie Haddox; and his mother, Lois Armendariz. He was preceded in death by his father, Daniel Armendariz; and brothers, Dennis and Kim Armendariz. Memorial services will be conducted at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Indio, CA. on Oct. 23, 2010 at the hour of 11:00 AM with interment private. The family suggests that donations be made to the Children's Dept. at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Indio.



Daniel Westley Barksdale

DANIEL WESTLEY BARKSDALE MAY 16, 1962 - OCT 18, 2010 Visitation will be today, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. at McGuire Funeral Services, 12th & D Streets, Ste #14, Modesto, CA. Funeral services will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct.30, 2010 at Victory In Praise Church, 3124 McHenry Ave., Ste A, Modesto, CA. Daniel is survived by his two sons, Dante and Daniel Barksdale of Modesto; three sisters, Marlette, Brigida, and Victoria; two brothers, Benjamin and Tommy. Please join us in the celebration of his life at the Kings Kennedy Center after the funeral service.



Dante DeLuise

Dante DeLuise, 103, Postal worker and charitable donor, beloved grandfather and uncle, passed away last weekend., Born on Mulberry Street in New York City's "Little Italy," Dante was the oldest of three. When his father died unexpectedly, Dante stayed in an orphanage for a time. For the rest of his long life, Dante donated to Roman Catholic charities and orphanages such as Covenant House and Boys Town., After eighth grade, Dante went to work, eventually at the U.S. Post Office from where he would retire 40 years later. Dante's wife, Juliette, taught at a Roman Catholic girls school in the Bronx, where Dante and Juliette lived. Together they raised-and doted upon-a daughter of their own: Rosemary. When Rosemary grew up and married, she would triply bless Dante and Juliette with three grandsons., Currently, two of Dante's grandsons live in the Conejo Valley and one lives in Florida with his wife, where they are expecting Dante's first great-grandchild in November. Dante's family wishes to thank the Thousand Oaks Royal, Dr. Peter Margolis, Los Robles Hospital, and all of Dante's friends who wished him well.




TAYLOR, David G. May 11, 1941-September 13, 2010 David Taylor, 69, was born May 11, 1941 in Los Angeles, CA and died from complications of Alzheimers, September 13, 2010 in hospice care at the VA Medical Center, Long Beach, CA. David was a profoundly compassionate man who worked for many years in Los Angeles and Long Beach as a psychotherapist. David is survived by his family John Lane and Michelle, son Nathan W. Taylor (Hiba) and granddaughter Mona. David was predeceased by his father Theron Wayne Taylor. Survived by his mother Edna Irene Taylor, sisters Judith Taylor and Sandra Adams, ex wife Genevieve Fernandez, extended family and many friends. A memorial will be held Saturday October 30 at 1 p.m. Please call John Lane at 310 991-7786 for information.



Deborah J. (Schroeder) Masters

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.,



Deborah S. Hernandez

Deborah S. Hernandez, 56, of Cathedral City Calif passed away on October 11, 2010 in Cathedral City. She was born on June 6, 1954 to Milton Stewart and Dorothy Burness in San Diego Calif. She married John Hernandez on July 19, 1986 in San Diego Calif. She was a teacher for 8 years and worked for the last 3 years at Palm View Elementary School. She worked at Eisenhower Hospital for 11 years. She was a girl scout leader for 3 years, and a Sunday School teacher for 18 years at the United Methodist Church of Palm Springs. Deborah is survived by her daughter Michelle Hernandez, 21, of Cathedral City Calif., mother Dorothy Burness of Cathedral City Calif., sisters Pamela Vaughan of Coronado Calif., Cynthia O'Connor of Fairfax Va., and brother William Stewart of Hemet Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband John Hernandez. Service will be held at 2pm on October 30, 2010 at Palm Springs United Methodist Church.



Debra Coraline Bauman

DEBRA CORALINE BAUMAN OCT 30, 1954 - OCT 20, 2010 Our beloved mother went home to be with Jesus while surrounded by her loving family at the age of 55. Mom was born in Madera, CA living in Chowchilla until 1965 when she moved to Modesto with her parents Harry and Frances (Wyatt) Rodrian and her sister Elizabeth. Mom graduated from Davis High School in 1972. She was a mother and homemaker for many years until working at Hometown Buffet. Mom was a member of the Brethren Community Fellowship Church. She leaves behind her children, Jennifer Wood, Julie, Jeffrey, and Joshua Bauman. Two Grandchildren Ethan and Gia, her mother, Frances Wray, and one sister Elizabeth Lytle. Mom was preceded in death by her father Harry Rodrian. Services will be held on Monday, October 25, 10a.m. at Calvery Chapel in Modesto with burial following at Wood Colony Cemetery. Donations may be made in her honor to Alexander Cohen Hospice House, 2201 Euclid Ave Hughson, CA 95326. Arrangements by Deegan Ripon Memorial Chapel,



Dennis C. Hovet

Dennis C. Hovet, 93, of Igo died Monday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at McDonald's Redding Chapel (241-1626). 



Dominic Bortolussi

Dominic Michael Bortolussi Resident of Campbell 8/2/75 - 10/19/10 Dominic passed away unexpectedly Oct. 19th. A graduate of Westmont High, and SJSU. He will be loved and missed by many. We will remember him with a big smile and ready for anything. Memorial Service Tue. October 26th 3 - 5pm at the Neptune Society, San Jose, CA 408 287 8700. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dominic's name to N.A.M.I.



Donald Lester Dupar

Entered into rest in Santa Rosa, CA, October 8, 2010, after a long illness. Dearly beloved fifty year husband of Sheila Mary DuPar of Santa Rosa, CA. Loving father of Candace (James) DuPar, Cherie Adamson and Jon (Lisa) DuPar, all of Santa Rosa. Adored grandfather of Carlee Russ, Luke and Beau Adamson, Max Landino and Anjelica and Anthony DuPar. Also survived by his brother Ken (Ann) DuPar of Santa Barbara, CA, and numerous nieces and nephews. A native of Monrovia, CA, age 75 years. Don is preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Annie (Laurie) DuPar and one brother, David DuPar. Don was reared in Monrovia and obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. He is a veteran of the U.S., , having four years of service. Don was a police officer with the Pasadena Police Department and served as Sergeant with the Novato Police Department. His Law Enforcement service record extended seventeen years. He was also the owner of DuPar & Angel Manufactured Housing for twenty-four years. He was very active in the community church, loved playing his accordion, boating with his family and working in his yard. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Donald's Life on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 12:00 Noon at Living Word Family Church (1020 Center Street, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403). The family will host a reception immediately following the service. Private interment, Live Oak Memorial Park, Monrovia, CA. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions in Don's name may be made to (1451 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403). Arrangements entrusted to: LAFFERTY & SMITH COLONIAL CHAPEL, Directors (707)539.2921



Dora Shields

Dora Shields, 81, passed away on Friday, Oct. 15, 2010 at home in Oxnard after a lengthy illness., She was born on Nov. 30, 1928 in Brownwood, Texas, to Fred and Mary Cupp. She was a resident of Ventura County for 59 years. She was retired, having worked for 3M for 15 years in various capacities. She was a former member of the Ventura Bird Club and at one time was active in raising exotic birds., Dora was preceded in death by her son, Frank Cleveland, and grandson, Christopher Cleveland., She is survived by her husband, Leonard Shields; children, Nona Bell Rother and husband Larry of Crestview, Ore., Jim Watson and wife Judy of Bakersfield, and Terry Shields of Oklahoma; grandchildren, Charlie Calahan, Steven Hauzer, Allen Williams and wife Agata, Cindy Calahan, Kelly Watson and wife Cindy, Ricki Watson ad Daniel Cleveland; and 21 great-grandchildren. Dora was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandma and great-grandma. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her., She was a member of the Bethany Chapel where a Service of Remembrance will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23. The address is 1076 Stroube St., El Rio. Arrangements by Charles Carroll Funeral Home, Ventura. 642-8134.



Doris Lisle Greathead

Greathead, Doris Lisle February 7, 1911 - October 13, 2010 Doris was a member of Westwood United Methodist Church for 70 years and sang in the church choir for 50 years. After graduating from USC, she married her beloved husband, James W. Greathead, in 1932. Doris spent her lifetime generously serving others through volunteer activities including PTA President, 8 years with Meals on Wheels, 47 years as a Red Cross Gray Lady at Veterans Hospital West LA and 80 years as an active member of PEO. She is survived by her loving family including her son Bill Greathead, daughter-in-law Leslee, two grandchildren Ashley and Taylor, granddaughter-in-law Rifka, and great-grandson Cole. A service celebrating Doris's life will be held at 2PM, Sunday, October 24, 2010 at the Westwood Methodist Church with reception following.



Doris "Granny" Doughty

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Dorothy Stanfield

DOROTHY STANFIELD, 79, of Arroyo Grande, passed away October 21, 2010. Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory



Douglas Robert McFarland

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Dr. John S. Marshall

Dr. John S. Marshall, surrounded by his family who loved and cherished him, passed peacefully into the welcoming arms of his Lord on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010. John was born in Oakland, Calif., on April 12, 1934 to George and Fern Marshall., Dr. Marshall was an esteemed educator and mentor. He has left a lasting impression on the quality of education in our community. His legacy lives on through the work of those he has influenced with his wisdom, writing and teaching. John was recognized numerous times for his visionary leadership from the Association of California School Administrators, Phi Delta Kappa and from his colleagues at California Lutheran University., Dr. Marshall received both his Bachelor of Arts and his Master of Arts degrees in Educational Administration from San Francisco State University. At the age of 26 he became the youngest principal in the state of California. He continued with his education and received his Doctoral degree from the University of Northern Colorado at Greeley. John served as Director of Program Development for the Montebello School District before moving his family to Ventura County in 1974. John served as Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services for Oxnard Elementary School District until his retirement from there in 1989. Also, during his time in Oxnard School District, he served as a doctoral dissertation advisor and professor for the University of LaVerne., The ultimate goal on his career path was met in 1990 when he became an Associate Professor at California Lutheran University. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program at CLU that was launched in 2006. His students described him as a masterful lecturer and mentor who was visionary in knowing how to enact change in teaching to get better results in learning. Dr. Marshall remained with the university until his retirement in 2002., John Marshall was a man of integrity with a generous spirit. He had great vitality and focus and exhibited tremendous self discipline in all his pursuits. Throughout his life he was physically active and had a deep appreciation of beauty in nature. To celebrate his fiftieth birthday, John rode a hundred miles on his bicycle. His aesthetic awareness also showed itself in his appreciation of the fine arts. John was a patriot., After retiring, he took pleasure in reading numerous books on the history of the United States. First and foremost with John was the family he cherished. The kindness, warmth and generosity of his love and devotion will always burn in the hearts of his family., John is survived by his wife and best friend, Judith; former wife, Ramona Marshall, mother of his beloved children: Karen and Richard Jacobson of Lake Oswego, Ore., Linda and Koert DuBois, Cameron and Mary Marshall, and Julie and Marc Hoopingarner all of Ventura. Also, five grandchildren: Audrey and Laura Jacobson, Garrett and Zachary Marshall, and Marshall Hoopingarner. He also leaves his sister, Marilyn Carroll, nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as best friends, Bill and Meredith Tibbey of Monterey, Calif., John is predeceased by his brothers, George and Jerry Marshall., A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23 at The Church of the Epiphany, 5450 Churchwood Dr., Oak Park, Calif., phone: 818-991-4797, Reception to follow in Parish Hall., In thanks: We would like to thank God for His many blessings throughout John's illness. We also appreciate the dedication of his physicians and loving and devoted caregivers. We are grateful for the love and support of dear friends and neighbors. And finally, we give our heartfelt thanks to the angels from Buena Vista Hospice who we will never forget because of the comfort they provided to John and to our family in his final days and hours., Information on John's Illness: Lewy Body Disease, Donation suggestions: Buena Vista Hospice, 143 Triunfo Canyon Rd. # 103, Westlake Village, CA 91361; Phone: 805-777-1133.




Edith S. Holm A long time Tiburon resident passed away peacefully on October 2, 2010. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Edith was the beloved wife of 63 years of the late Russell H. Holm. Edith was born and raised in St. Albens, NY. She was an only child. She was gifted with a beautiful voice and sang at Radio City Music Hall and in numerous church choirs throughout her life, including many years in the choir at St. Hilary's Church. She was active in a bridge club spanning over thirty years. She and Russell were long time active members of the St. Francis Yacht Club, the San Francisco Yacht Club, and the Tiburon Yacht Club, and spent time tending their beautiful rose garden and admiring her beloved humming birds. Edith lived an enthusiastic life. She earned her private pilot's license while living in the Midwest, and had a passion for fast cars. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. Edith is survived by her three children; Diane Fitzgerald (Ken), Douglas (Laurel), and Eric, and six grandchildren; Kathy, Kristie, Kevin, Michael, Natalie, and Russell. The Holm family would like to thank Aegis Living of Corte Madera and Edith's caregivers for their skilled care and support of our mother for over four years. A Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at 11:00 AM at St. Hilary's Church, 761 Hilary Drive, Tiburon, CA 94920. In lieu of flowers, donations in Edith's name may be made to Guide Dogs for the Blind, 350 Los Ranchitos Rd., San Rafael, CA, 94903, or to your favorite charity.




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




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ROBBINS, ELIZABETH ANNE Elizabeth "Anne" Robbins passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving family on October 9, 2010. She was born Elizabeth Anne Caton on October 2, 1935, to Florence and Luther Caton in Uniontown, PA, and was preceded in death by her only sibling Robert Caton. She attended Uniontown High and graduated from Penn St. in 1957 where she was president of her sorority Zeta Tau Alpha. In 1959, she married James Robbins and they moved to San Diego, where she raised three marvelous children. She taught elementary school in the SDUSD and then was a caseworker for SD County. She was a valued person at whatever she did and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her children James and wife Sharon, Katherine and Ellen and grandchildren Karuna Kaufman, Tanya Allen, Malka Kaufman and Jimmy and Jake Robbins. Anne was a kind, giving and compassionate person. A life that touches the hearts of others goes on forever.




March 18, 1972 ~ September 8, 2010 Elizabeth Mae Hall, a longtime resident of Atwater, passed away on September 8, 2010 at 38 years of age. She was born March 18, 1972 in Des Moines, Iowa to Elenor and John Quinn. Elizabeth is survived by her father John Quinn, her brother John Quinn III, and her loving children Elizabeth Eva Hall and Jesseca Marie Quinn. Per her wishes, there will be no services held. Arrangements are entrusted to Wilson Family Funeral Chapel of Atwater.



ERIC "HOSS" MEANS JR. (In Memoriam)

"HOSS" ERIC "HOSS" MEANS, JR. October 18, 1988 ~ October 23, 2007 Your life was a blessing your memory a treasure... You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure... We miss you so much! Mom, Cody & Dustin



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Edward Federoff

JAN 13, 1923 - OCT 19, 2010 Edward Federoff, 87, formerly of S. Greco Drive, Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania, passed away Tuesday evening in West Hills, California, where he had lived for the past five years. Born in Chester, Pennsylvania, on January 13, 1923, he was the son of the late Martin and Anna (Misturak) Federoff. He resided in California for the past five years after moving from the Hazleton area. He had also lived in Brookhaven, Pennsylvania, and Bayville, New Jersey. Prior to retiring, he was employed as a draftsman for Naval Air Engineering, Philadelphia and later Lakehurst, New Jersey, for over 30 years. He was a U.S.



Edward James Friel

Edward James Friel of Copperopolis, 8/24/1930 - 10/13/2010, Edward James Friel of Copperopolis died in Roseville on October 13, 2010 at the age of 80. He was born in Los Angeles on August 24, 1930 to Michael Joseph and Ethel Harriet Friel. He was raised in Los Angeles and Van Nuys and moved to Mokelumne Hill with his Grandma and Grandpa Roberts for his senior year of high school, graduating from Calaveras Union High School in 1948. He hiked, hunted and fished the foothills. In 1950 he enlisted in the Navy and completed an electronics school there. His work as an electronic technician took him to Southern California, the Bay Area, Sacramento, Nevada, Colorado and he traveled on service calls to many states and foreign countries. He enjoyed bridge, chess and he was competitive in many athletic activities including running, bicycling and swimming., He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Richardson and their son Daniel Friel of Copperopolis and Ed's five children, Diane Friel and Paula Friel of Grass Valley, Kathleen Hart and Edward Friel Jr. of Lincoln and Kellie Price of Granite Bay, his brother Michael Friel of Pocatello, Idaho and his sister Rosemary Friel of Ignacio, Colo. He has eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother Patrick Friel and his son Joseph Friel., Ed chose to donate his body to UC Davis Medical School. There will be a celebration of life on Tuesday October 26 at 1 p.m. at Black Creek Park in Copperopolis. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to TCA, P.0. Box 881, Sonora CA 95370. This is a youth swimming program



Edythe (Burrell) Donham

Edythe Burrell Donham of Stratford passed away at home at the age of 92., Edythe was born in Hanford to Elsworth and Estella Burrell. The Burrell family has been in the area since the late 1800s when Edythe's great-grandfather came to the area as one of the wagon masters with the famed Donner party before they decided to split form the rest of the wagon train to take a shortcut to California. Edythe was known to most as Mrs. "D" since she was a teacher for Central Union School District from 1952 - 1981. Edythe started teaching at Armona Union Academy where after graduation they asked her to become a teacher. She taught first through third grades during the days and went to Fresno State College, where she earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in education, during the nights and summers. Edythe taught in Arizona and New Mexico on Indian reservations. She said that those times spent teaching there were done as a gift, and not for money. While there she made long lasting friendships. Mrs. "D" retired from teaching in 1981 when her husband, Elbert, developed a heart condition and she felt it was more important to stay home with him than to be in the classroom., A memorial service will be held for Edythe on Sunday, October 24 at Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore at 3:00 P.M., Friends who wish can make donations in Edythe's memory to Lemoore Christian Aid, 224 N. Lemoore Ave., Lemoore, CA 93245.




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Eleanor Crawshaw

Eleanor Crawshaw 86, of Colusa. Past away on October 22, 2010. A Memorial Service is pending. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service. 



Eleanor MEYER

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Eleanora Jadwin

Eleanora Hays Jadwin Resident of Palo Alto Aug. 28, 1933 - Oct.2, 2010 Eleanora Jadwin, a fifty-year resident of Palo Alto, died peacefully, surrounded by family, on October 2, 2010 after a battle with colon cancer. Eleanora was born in Oklahoma in 1933 to John Floyd Hays and Anita Schneider Hays. The family emigrated to California in 1934 where they established a new life in the Central Valley. In spite of hard times, the family thrived. All five Hays children graduated from college and pursued professional careers. Eleanora met her future husband, Raymond Jadwin, at a college student leadership conference at Asilomar, their first date a tennis game. Their 54-year marriage produced three daughters: Andrea Jadwin of San Francisco; Lisa Jadwin [Steve Dern‚] of Rochester, NY; and Laura Jadwin of Pacific Grove. Her family life was among her greatest treasures. Teaching was essential to Eleanora's life. After teaching elementary school in Inglewood, she spent a decade as a full-time mother, then returned to teaching as a substitute teacher in the Palo Alto schools. In 1973, she combined her parenting and teaching skills in the PreSchool Family program, which involves parents directly in childhood education. In 1982, Eleanora began a 13-year career as PSF Program Coordinator. Eleanora was a lifelong athlete whose enthusiasms included biking and tennis. After "retirement" in the mid-1990s, she continued her work with young children. She loved to read, garden, cook, and sew. Throughout her life she enjoyed theatre and music and traveled worldwide with friends and family. She had a gift for friendship, and was deeply loved for her generosity, her sense of humor, and her ability to accept and nurture those in her care. Inspired by notable mentors (Betty Rogaway and Ethel Young), she became an invaluable mentor to others. You are invited to a celebration of Eleanora's life at Greendell School at 1 p.m. on Sunday, November 7, 2010. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution in Eleanora's name to Friends of PreSchool Family at



Elizabeth Byrd

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Elizabeth Torres

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Elma Catharine Beck

September 15, 1923 - October 18, 2010 



Emma Melissa

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Ervin Chester Jarvis

ERVIN CHESTER JARVIS APR 22, 1925 - OCT 18, 2010 Ervin Chester Jarvis passed away peacefully at home on October 18, 2010 after a brave fight with cancer. He was born on April 22, 1925 in McCloud, Oklahoma to Susan Mathilda and Ervin Mitchell Jarvis. He was the 2nd oldest of 7 children. He graduated from McCloud High School in 1943 and entered the United States, at the age of 18. He wanted to be in combat and requested to be sent to Europe to fight in, . He was a part of the 2nd wave of tanks to land on the shores of Utah Beach. He took part in many battles to push back the German army in Normandy. While he was away at war, his family had moved to California. After a brief visit with extended family in Oklahoma, he made his way to California to join his parents and siblings. They were in Northern California and this is where Ervin lived his life and raised a family. He met and married Netty LaVera White and had a family of 4 children. They lived in Pleasant Hill for many years before finally settling in Ceres. Ervin made a living working as a heavy equipment operator in Operating Engineers Local Union 3. He enjoyed the challenge that being a part of new construction project offered. He was very creative and used this talent to sew, cook, and create new gadgets to serve a unique need. Ervin became very interested in genealogy and learned to use a computer in his 70's to do research! He wrote his memoires in 2000. He was very active in the LDS church as an elder. He was a very kind, caring, and gentle man. He was loved and will be greatly missed by many. He is predeceased by his parents; sister Margaret Josephine Jarvis Bohannon; brother Marion Reese Jarvis; brother Daniel Hoyt Jarvis; son Larry Hacker; daughter Judy Julie'' Schaeffer; son Dennis Wayne Jarvis. He is survived by brothers Lawrence Jarvis of Vacaville, Paul Jarvis of Oklahoma; sister Mathilda Ann Armstrong of Concord; daughter Joanne 'Joanie' Fritts of Paradise; daughter-in-law Darlene Jarvis of Byron; 20 nieces and nephews; 15 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren. Services will take place on Monday, October 25 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2607 East Hatch Rd, Modesto, CA at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial donation to: , P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718



Erwin Froehlich

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.



Esther Bernstein

Bernstein, Esther January 13, 1914 - October 20, 2010 Born January 13, 1914 in Chicago, IL to Issik (Niestempower) Bernstein and Mary (nee Karczewer). Resided at The Los Angeles Jewish Home. Passed away peacefully October 20, 2010 in Reseda California and resided in Los Angeles since 1948. She was loving sister to Lou Bernstein, aunt to Alvin Bernstein and Lois Lavin (both of Skokie, IL), Stewart (Joanna), Rissa Burke, Jeff (Linda), Mark (Denise) and great aunt to Marielle, Brian, Jennifer, Karen, Illyce and Marla; and great great aunt to Matthew, Ryan, Michael, Mason and Sawyer. Proceeded in death by her brother Bernie and sister Bella. Retired after a 30-year career with Max Factor & Company, Hollywood, CA. Esther provided devoted love and care to her mother Mary, until her passing in 1972. In addition, Esther expressed extraordinary love to all her nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Hillside Memorial Park Tuesday October 26 at 11 a.m. (800) 576-1994



Evelyn L. Earnhart

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THOMAS, FRANCES D. 08/16/1918 - 10/20/2010 Visit-Thur. 10/28 6-8PM Cary Hand Colonial F.H. Orlando FL Service - Fri. 10/29 11AM Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando FL 



Fleda Fern (Krone) Evans

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



Frances Martha Haggard

Frances Martha Haggard November 10, 1921 - October 21, 2010 Frances Martha Haggard was born in Sapulpa, OK on November 10, 1921 and moved to Bakersfield, CA in 1937. She and her husband James L. Haggard wed on October 13, 1946 and lived in Bakersfield until 1976 when they moved to Redding , CA residing there until her husband's death in 1996. She moved back to Bakersfield to be closer to her family, where she resided till her death. She enjoyed playing golf weekly with her friends while living in Redding, also enjoyed sewing and crocheting gifts for her family. She loved traveling with her husband and spending time with her family and friends. Frances left this world to be with the Lord and her husband. She is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, James Lowell Haggard, her parents; son, Richard Powell and her siblings. She is survived by her son, James L. Haggard, Jr. and daughter-in-law Elaine Haggard; granddaughters, Amy and Sarah Haggard; great-granddaughter, Paige Haggard and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The family would like to thank Hallmark of Bakersfield for loving and caring for Frances in her last moments. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and will be greatly missed by family and friends alike. Graveside service will be held on Monday, October 25, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 3700 River Blvd. Visitation will be on Sunday, October 24, 2010, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Greenlawn Mortuary



Frances W. Clausell

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



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Frank Bertheau

Frank Bertheau Resident of Palm Springs Died suddenly at the age of 74 on October 16, 2010 in Palm Springs, CA. A teaching icon at Green Hills Elementary School in Millbrae, his memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 6 from 2:00 to 4:00pm at Forest Lawn Mortuary, 69855 E. Ramon, Cathedral City, CA. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call Charlie Brown at 760-333-4225.



Frank James Miller

Friday, October 22, 2010 2:45 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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Frank Malaney

Frank (Francis), Malaney, Resident of So. San Francisco, 11/2/1935 7/20/2010, On July 20, 2010, Frank passed away peacefully in his sleep from a broken heart, just weeks after his beloved wife Ray. Loving father of Linda Lorenzini (Bill), Jim Malaney (Rena) & Frances Acquistapace (Rick). Cherished grandpa of Zach & Giana Lorenzini, Logan & Lindsey Malaney and Kylie, Aidan & Trevor Acquistapace. Devoted uncle of Michael Clohessy (Kelly), Denise Clohessy (Dave), Stephen Murphy (Jill) & Joanne Anderson (Larry)., Born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland where he married his beloved wife, Ray. They immigrated to the United States, starting off in Detroit then to San Francisco and finally settling in south San Francisco, where they raised their children. Frank was a proud man with an unbelievable work ethic, was always willing to lend a helping hand and was always about his family. A retired glazier and member of the Glaziers Local 718 in San Francisco. He was an avid soccer fan and member of The San Francisco Rangers Supporters Club., His pleasures in life were deep sea fishing, celebrating with friends and spending time with his family. His greatest joy was found in spending time with his grandchildren. The family would like to thank Frank's loving care-giver Rosie Montes & Maria Perez-Gudino. He loved them for bringing him comfort and joy each day. In honor of Frank's fun loving spirit, on his birthday there will be a Celebration of Life in his honor, November 2, 2010 at 4:00; Fiddler's Green in Millbrae.



Frank P. Breitenbach Sr.

Frank P. Breitenbach, Sr. Resident of Santa Clara In loving memory June 28, 1928-Oct.18.2010 Born in Passaic, New Jersey, Frank proudly served in the U.S. Army and worked for Westinghouse for 32 years. Preceded in death by his son, Frank P. Breitenbach, Jr., he is survived by his daughters, Linda and Deborah; his only grandson, Chad Eric, his ex-wife, Marilyn, and his loving companion, Guillermina. Funeral Service will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, Oct. 26 and a Rosary at 7 pm on Monday, Oct.25 at Oak Hill Funeral Home's Chapel of Roses. In lieu of flowers, please make donation to .



Frieda SHAW

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Fuller, Adrian E.

Saturday, October 23, 2010 2:00 AM

Adrian E. Fuller Sept. 6, 1916 - Oct. 18, 2010 Resident of Fremont Entered into rest on October 18, 2010 at the age of ..... 



Fulvia Bonetti

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.



George Chesbrough

Saturday, October 23, 2010 3:00 AM 

George Stetson Chesbrough, 54, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, after a six-year battle with heart disease. George was born Oct. 16, 1956, in San Francisco, to Ralph C. and Jessie (Stetson) Chesbro



Gertrude Rozema Boyd

GERTRUDE ROZEMA BOYD NOV 28, 1923 - OCT 20, 2010 Gertrude passed away at her home at the age of 86, with her family by her side. Gertrude was a resident of Salida, CA. She is preceded in death by her husband Herbert Boyd; her daughter, Sandy Jordan. She is survived by her children, Sharon Ballard of Crestline, OH, Donna Bradford of Ceres, CA, Preston Boyd of Ceres, CA, Larry Boyd of Salida, CA, Carol Britt of Fortworth, TX; several grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and several great great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Monday, Oct. 25th from 5-8pm at Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel, 419 Scenic Drive, Modesto, CA. Graveside service will be held the following day, Tuesday, Oct. 26th at 1:00pm at Acacia Memorial Park, Modesto, CA.



Gladys Gagos Crane Burke

GLADYS GAGOS CRANE BURKE APR 27, 1921 - OCT 19, 2010 Gladys Gagos Crane Burke, 89, passed away peacefully October 19, 2010 in Sonoma, California. She was born in Fresno, California on April 27, 1921 to George and Akeby Gagos who immigrated from Armenia in 1906. At the age of three, the family moved to Modesto where her father began as a foreman for various ranches in that area later becoming the owner of several ranches in the Salida and Modesto area. Gladys attended local schools and graduated from Modesto High School. She attended Modesto Junior College, followed by San Francisco State University where she graduate in 1945. Gladys began her teaching career at John Muir Elementary in Modesto, and because of her musical talents she was hired by the Modesto Board of Education to begin a chorale program and was professor of English at Downey High School. Downy was to be the second high school in Modesto. In the ten years in this position, she developed a choral music program which was soon recognized as one of the finest high school choirs in Northern California. During those years, Gladys took a sabbatical for one year to attend Columbia University in New York City, where she received a Master of Arts Degree in Music Education. In 1956, she was accepted to study in the Department of Voice and Choral Conducting with one of the world's greatest teachers of musicians and composers, Nadia Boulanger at the Ecoles D'Art Americaines at the Palais De Fontainebleau in Paris, France. In 1960, she was recruited by Dr. Harold Youngberg, head of the Music Education Dept. of the Oakland Public Schools, to create the same quality music department in the new Skyline High School. Two years later, she met and married John T. Burke, who at that time was the organist and choir director of the First Baptist Church, which was the first Protestant Church formed in the East Bay in 1856. Gladys gave birth to her son, Gregory Keller Burke in May, 1964. While John now continued his music ministry at the First Congregational Church of Berkeley until 1978, Gladys focused on raising their son and assisting John with the Children's Choirs, as well as her position as conductor of the Orinda Women's Chorus for nine years. In 1978, the family moved to Dallas, Texas, where John accepted a position as Executive Director of The Choristers Guild, an organization devoted to teaching and publishing music for children's choirs with 57 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. When John retired from that position in 1988, and in 1990 returned to California where after six months he was persuaded to become organist-choral director of Trinity Episcopal Church. Through these years, Gladys was a dedicated member of his adult choirs. During their 49 years of marriage, they traveled extensively throughout the world. They led tours through Europe for fellow musicians. For six weeks in 1963, they traveled throughout Japan, and conducted a two week choir camp for the United Protestant Church of Japan in Rifu for high school and college students. They traveled extensively through Turkey and she was the only member of her American- Armenian family who was able to visit her parent's homeland, Bitlis (one of the five original Kingdoms of Armenia). Of all of Gladys' accomplishments, her family, friends, and former students were constantly in her heart and mind, and she loved keeping contact with so many through the years. Gladys is survived by her husband John, her son Gregory, her two grandsons Jonathan and Jason, as well as her nieces Leslie Caldwell, Judith Wilson-Heaphy, Nancey Gagos, Robin Denga, and nephews Mitchell and Kimble Gagos, and her sister-in-law Dianne Gagos. She was preceded in death by her parents, Victoria Wilson and George Gagos Jr. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Berkeley at 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Acacia Memorial Park, 801 Scenic Drive, Modesto, CA 95350 with the help of Franklin and Downs Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to Gladys and John Burke Scholarship Fund at the Modesto Junior College, 435 College Ave., Modesto, CA 95350 or The Choristers Guild, 12404 Park Central Dr. Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75251. Inquiries can be made to DUGGAN'S MISSION CHAPEL, 525 West Napa Street, Sonoma, CA 95476, (707) 996-3655 or,



Goff, Mauriece F.

Saturday, October 23, 2010 2:00 AM 

Maurice F. Goff Resident of Livermore Born June 14, 1942, in San Francisco California to George and Kathleen Goff, Maurice passed away on October .....



Gregory Harold Bullis

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




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Harold "Bernie" White

HAROLD BERNIE'' WHITE OCT 5, 1931 - OCT 19, 2010 Harold Bernie'' White passed away in his home in Modesto. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Beverly White. He is survived by his wife Katharine, his children Debbie Roberts, Juli Buhler, and Airi Bearden; grand- children Derrick Brandt, Joey Tumbarello, Amanda Roberts, and Lillian Bearden; great grandchildren Lauren Brandt, Keenan and Kyra Tumbarello; sisters Dorris Bean and Betty Krieger, along with many nieces and nephews. Bernie was born in Fresno, California to Harold and Ethel White. Bernie served in both the Army and Navy. After many years in Fresno he moved his family to Modesto in 1973. The last 27 years he was employed by John R. Lawson Rock & Oil. He enjoyed golfing, poker, and betting on football with his friends. To his family he was a loving and generous parent and grandparent, and will always be remembered for having a faithful dog at his side. Bernie also leaves behind special friends; Brian Kline, Sheila Carroll, Al and Linda Wagner, and Dave and Carol Isabell. Memorial services will be held at Lakewood Memorial Cemetery on Saturday, October 30th at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial donation to: Stanislaus County Animal Services, 2846 Finch Road, Modesto, Ca. 95354



Harold R. Naugle

Harold R. Naugle, 8/29/1932 - 10/15/2010, Service will be held October 23, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Sierra Christian Church, 5645 Rocklin Road, Loomis, CA.



Harriett C. Ricks

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Haskell "Chuck" Wilson

Born August 28, 1930 passed away October 8, 2010 after a short battle with cancer. Haskell is survived by his wife Ruby; children, Bobby and Chris Roberts, Paulette and Larry Parker and Lorry and Bernard Cabot. Grandchildren, Donna, Mark and Christopher. Great-grandchildren, Dillon, Cody and Austin. Haskell served in the, where he received a, and a, . He returned to Santa Rosa after the war and eventually retired from Argonaut Const. Please join us in a celebration of his life on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. The celebration will be held at 1400 Bloomfield Road, Sebastopol.



Hazel Leona Perez

A longtime resident of Fairfield and Vacaville, Hazel passed away at the age of 93 due to complications from pancreatic cancer. She was born in Oklahoma to Ralph and Nellie Hepner., Hazel moved with her husband and sons to Fairfield in the 1940s. Prior to working and retiring from Intercommunity Hospital as a cook in the 1970s, she owned and operated the Fairfield Fountain on Texas Street from the '50s through the early '60s., Hazel is survived by her husband, Frank C. Perez; sons, Jim Freeman and wife Elvina, Frank Perez Jr. and wife Fayann; daughter-in-law, Beverly Freeman; and brother, Bob Hepner. She is also survived by five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews., She was preceded in death by her son, Joe Freeman; and her siblings, Joe Hepner, Bill Hepner, Lois Watkins and Monroe Hepner., Remembrances in Hazel's name can be sent to the American Cancer Society , 744 Empire St., Suite 206, Fairfield, CA 94533., A private family memorial will be held at a later date., Arrangements are by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home - Vacaville, 448-4900. Please visit the online guest book at,



Heather Rae Simpson

Heather Rae Simpson, 37, of Paso Robles, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, at her home. Heather was special from the minute she was born - Christmas Day 1972. We were blessed a thousand fold when she came into our lives, Jan. 25, 1973. She was a lifelong resident of Paso Robles. She attended the Trinity Lutheran School then graduated from Paso Robles High School in 1991, where she was a jubilant band member. After graduation, she attended Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo and also took a class in Paso Robles to become a doctor''s back office assistant. She was a member of the Plymouth Congregational Church and a member of their bell choir. In her late 20s, she was diagnosed with Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, which curtailed her activities. She fought a hard, difficult battle. Heather is survived by her mother, Pattie Simpson; grandmother, Iva Lea Teixeira; aunts Sanndy Riley, Pat Riley and Helen Taylor: uncle, Bill Riley; cousins Carollyn Scott, Stephanie Savage and Tina Sholz; her pet Pomi, Daisy; and many other family members. She was preceded in death by her dad, Scottie Simpson. Visitation will start at 10:30 a.m. with a service at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at Plymouth Congregational Church, 13th and Oak Streets in Paso Robles. Please wear Heather''s favorite color, purple. Donations in Heather''s name, can be made to Pulmonary Hypertension Assoc., 801 Roeder Road Ste. 400, Silver Spring, MD 20910, or Plymouth Congregational Church Bell Ringers, 1301 Oak St., Paso Robles, CA 93446. Kuehl-Nicolay Funerals 238-4383 Paso Robles



Helen A. Cipollini

Helen A Cipollini , beautiful mother, sister, granny, aunt and friend passed away on Oct. 16, 2010 with her loving family at her side. Widow of Edgar V. Cipollini, born on Sept. 5, 1934 in Wichita Falls, Texas, and a resident of Ventura County since 1968., She is survived by daughters, Kathy Cipollini, Sandy Henschel (son-in-law Whitey Henschel), son Joseph Cipollini (daughter-in-law Lynn Cipollini), daughter Jenny Bryan (son-in-law Rick Bryan), grandsons Sean Henschel (wife Kelli) , Matthew Henschel (wife Lindsay) and Andy Cipollini (fiance Katie Bridge), great-grandchildren Paige and Nathan Cipollini., Services will be held at 11 a.m. on October 21, 2010 at Pierce Bros. in Westlake Village. Reception to follow.



Helen Angel

Angel, Helen March 15, 1921 - October 20, 2010 Helen, a Los Angeles native, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at age 89. She will be greatly missed by her husband Bernard Farbman, her two daughters Sally and Kathy, seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and her many friends. Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Sunday, October 24, 2010 at Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the donor's charity of choice.



Helen Christina Cameron

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Helen Gladys Chancellor

Helen Gladys Chancellor August 17, 1928 - October 14, 2010 Helen was 82 years old. She was born in Non, Oklahoma, and she came to Bakersfield with her husband, Lloyd Chancellor (passed) 63 years ago. Helen loved her family and friends, everyone that met her loved her. The kids all called her Grandma. She loved working in her yard, taking care of her home, family and pets. She loved spending time and playing with her great-grandson, lil Chett Reeves. She loved going to the Bakersfield Speedway to watch her grandson Chett Reeves 9xxx Race. Helen passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 14, 2010 with her loving daughter, Glenda Reeves holding her. She is survived by her 3 daughters, Glenda Reeves, Brenda Dennis, Connie Gutierrez. Her special grandsons, Chett Reeves, Tracy Reeves;, four granddaughters. She had twelve great- grandchildren; and her brother, Earl Churchwell from Skiatook, Oklahoma. Graveside services will be at Hillcrest Cemetery, at 3:00 p.m., on Tuesday, October 26, 2010. We will see you soon on those streets of gold with daddy. We will miss you.



Helen Marie Gannon Thiel

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.,



Helene Calhoun

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Henry Fuhs

Henry Heinz Fuhs Resident of Cotati On October 21, 2010 at age 87. Beloved husband of Mary Esther Fuhs for 39 years; loving father of Sandy (David) Shepler and Larry (Sharon) Fuhs and step-father of Kathryn (James) Bernasconi and Debra Marie (Kirk) Hunter; adoring grandfather of Sarah, Daniel, Rebecca, Casey and Rachel and great-grandfather of Dylan and Kayla; dear brother of Anne (Henry) Steinberg and uncle to several nieces and nephews. Henry was born in Germany, and was a Holocaust survivor who fled to Shanghai where he lived for 10 years before coming to San Francisco. Henry's favorite hobby was his model railroad. He was also an active member of his community, including being on the Board of Directors for the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito & Vector Control District. Henry was honored with the Presidential Service Award for his many volunteer hours in various organizations. He made many friends along the way and will be greatly missed by both friends and family. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, October 24, at 11 A.M. at Eternal Home Cemetery Chapel, 1051 El Camino Real, Colma, CA. Donations to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW Washington, DC 20024-2126, phone (202) 488-0400, preferred. SINAI MEMORIAL CHAPEL



Henry Heinz Fuhs

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Henry Meador Jr.

Henry "Hank" Meador, Jr., June 21, 1932 to Oct. 17, 2010, passed away peacefully with his family beside him on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010., Dad was born in Norfolk, Va., and moved to Ventura in 1964. He retired from his job as a financial planner with NSWSES at Port Hueneme Naval base in 1987 and moved to Bakersfield. Our dad enjoyed life to the utmost with dancing, bowling and playing tennis with his friends., He leaves behind to miss him his former wife, Anne; two daughters, Sue Torres of Ventura, Debbie (Larry) Williams of Bakersfield; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Dad was preceded in death by his son, Steve, in March 2000., A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Hillcrest Mortuary in Bakersfield.



Herb Richards

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Herbert Deacon

Herbert Coward Deacon Passed away peacefully at the age of 91 on October 9, 2010 surrounded by his family and listening to his favorite big band music. Herb was born in Oakland CA, a 5th generation Californian, and was raised in Piedmont. He attended Piedmont High School, San Francisco City College and U.C. Santa Barbara. A, veteran he served in the, as an ammunitions and communications supervisor. He married Martha in 1949, lived in Los Altos for 53 years where he raised his two children. He retired in 1980 from the Department of Defense as Chief Production Engineer. Herb had a passion for life, people, nature, health, sports and animals. He had abundant talents, interests and hobbies: including being an accomplished artist, photographer, avid fisherman, backpacker, ballroom dancer, swimmer and tennis player. He was a ham radio operator, W6TDK, and radio broadcaster. He coached little league and assisted the Palo Alto Oaks Semi Pro Baseball team. His unforgettable energy and spirit touched many lives. He was a member of the California Society of Pioneers, Ham Radio Association, The, , Peninsula Retired Officers Club and The University Club of Palo Alto. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Martha, children Debbie Ford (Tom), Scott Deacon (Carol), grandchildren; Ryan Ford, Kevin Ford, Deanna Deacon, Gordon Deacon, sister Patricia Bragg, plus nieces and nephews. A private family memorial has been held. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Palo Alto Oaks, C/O Steve Espinoza, 1860 Wagner Ave. Mountain View, CA 94043 "Cheers for now...keep dancing!"



Hilda Marie (Miguel) Castro

Hilda Marie Castro passed away on Thursday October 14, 2010 at Kings Nursing Rehabilitation Center., Hilda was born on November 14, 1938 and lived in Hanford, California all her life. She is survived by two daughters and one son; Vickie Castro of Cerritos, Ca. Cindy and her husband Joseph Dias of Hanford and Gilbert Castro of Anaheim, Ca. Five grandchildren Tia Castro, Aaron Clothier, Lynn Grady, Paula Schofield and Wyatt Hayden-Castro. Hilda has two brothers and one sister; Eddie Miguel, Eugene Miguel and Lorraine Mattos., Private Services will be arranged at a later date., Arrangements are under the direction of Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Services Chapel in Hanford.



Hiroshi TANGO

TANGO, Hiroshi (69), passed away on October 16, 2010 in Loma Linda. He is survived by his wife, Betsy Tango; children, Lisa (David Kim) Tango and Lance Tango; grand children, Nicholas and Noah; mother, Yoshiye Tango of Japan; brother, Akira (Kazue) Tango of Japan; mother-in-law, Nancy Nakaya; also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 815 E. First St., LA. (213) 749-1449



Hobson, Mary Ellen

Saturday, October 23, 2010 2:00 AM 

Mary Ellen Hobson, 73, of Lodi, died Oct. 17. She was born in Madera. Mrs. Hobson was active at her church, Faith Fellowship Foursquare in ..... 



Hollis Logue Jr.

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Honofre Mendoza

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Hope Padilla Cortez

A Mass of the Resurrection for Hope Padilla Cortez, 81, will be celebrated today at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Jacobo Caceras presiding., She was born on May 2, 1929, in Rodeo, Calif. Hope left us to be with God on Wednesday, Oct. 13. Hope attended John Swett High School in Rodeo, where she resided for 45 years. She worked for the federal government 30 years., She was preceded in death by her sons, Stephen and Kevin., Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Manuel; sons, Manuel and wife Sherril, and Aaron; and grandchildren, Carmella, Mario, Kevin, Justin, Ryan, Kristi and Aaron., Hope will live forever in the hearts of all who knew her., The family requests remembrances be made to National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034., Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7000,,



Horst Senger (In Memoriam)

Senger, Horst 1/2/1924 - 10/23/2000 Ten years! I miss you Dad, even with all the memories, photos and music. You're the best! I'll be seeing you on the other side. Vic



Howard W. Hill

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Huffmaster, Anthony G.

Saturday, October 23, 2010 2:00 AM 

Anthony G. Huffmaster Mar. 10, 1940 - Oct. 20, 2010 Resident of Fremont Survived by wife, Lolita; 5 children: Eric, Maggie, Mark, Ben and .....



Irene Hardin

Irene Hardin, age 8l, passed away peacefully on Tues., October l9, 2010. in Rancho Mirage. She moved to Palm Desert in 1955, with her husband Harvey who built golf courses in the valley. She lived at Indian Wells Country Club for l8 years, where they raised three children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey. Survived by sons, Mike (Sandy) and Rick Hardin; daughter, Karen Chuck (Dennis); one brother of Phoenix, Ariz., David Neal (Linda); and a brother-in-law, Cal Hardin (Linda of Palm Desert); four grandchildren, Brad (Tracy) and Tyler Chuck, John and Nicole Hardin; two great-grandsons, Carson and Corbin Chuck; and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of Life will be held at the Indio




STEWART, JEAN CATHERINE MARIE July 12, 1948 to October 10, 2010 Jean Catherine Marie Stewart, 62, passed away on October 10, 2010. A funeral mass was said on October 14, 2010 at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in San Diego. Jean had been a nurse for all of her working life and had earned bachelor and master's degrees from, . She had earned advanced certifications in orthopedic, neuroscience and emergency medicine. Jean was active in the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. When Jean became disabled due to a back injury, she began developing her artistic skills and created beautiful counted cross stitch designs and her own line of hand crafted jewelry. Jean leaves behind three sisters, many relatives, friends and business associates here and across the country, and a very spoiled Llaso Apso whose presence and antics delighted her. Memorial contributions may be may to the Neuroscience Nursing Foundation in Rice Washington, or to a Catholic Charity of your choice.




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ARELLANO, JESUS of Chula Vista 04/19/1919 - 10/18/2010 Aztlan Mortuary (619) 337-8100 




Joan Marie Nelson Passed away on October 1, 2010, at the age of 69. Born and raised in Colorado, Joan moved to the Bay Area to start a teaching career after she graduated from Colorado State College. She spent over 36 years living in Marin County, primarily in Tiburon, where she raised her family. She was an avid reader and historian, and enjoyed playing golf, tennis and skiing. She also enjoyed traveling throughout the world, and to some of her favorite places in California, including Napa, Carmel, Lake Tahoe and Pasadena. Joan had an aesthetic appreciation which was reflected in many aspects of her life. She was sensitive, kind and giving. Joan was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Philip, her daughter Kristin, son Kirk, grandson Oliver, sister Connie, brother-in-law Gale, niece Wendy, and nephews Todd and Troy. Per her wishes, services will be a private family gathering.




June 14, 1928 - October 19, 2010 Joe Edwards was born to Joe Sr. and Emma Edwards in National City, CA. He passed away at the age of 82 years in Hollister, CA surrounded by his loving family after a long battle against cancer. He is known by many as "Smokey Joe". Joe took pride in his career choice and loved his job. He started his career as a fire fighter in Julian, CA, after completing high school there. After 35 years of service he retired with the Department Of Forestry. He served very proudly in the U. S. Air Force, based at Castle AFB. He met and married Lucretia Sharp of Dos Palos, CA. One week after his discharge he was back fighting forest fires in the Riverside Ranger Unit. In 1971 he relocated to Dos Palos and opened up a new Department Of Forestry station at Hammond Ranch, then later relocated to Mid Valley Fire Station in the Redfern Ranch property on Brannon Rd. He will be dearly missed for his practical jokes, sense of humor, love for his family and keeping everything "spit -shined". Preceeded in death by a newborn son Joey Edwards. He is survived by three daughters and their spouses Karen and Kenny Crutcher of Dos Palos; Renee and Freddie Altamirano of Hollister; Tammy and Brent DuBose of Ft. Worth, TX, and former son-in-law Ronnie Davis of Ft. Worth, TX. His is also survived by his "sweetie" Marie Weagel of Corning, CA and his first wife Lucretia Edwards. Graveside services will be held at the Dos Palos District Cemetery on Tuesday, October 26th at 2:00 p.m. to which friends are invited. A celebration of His Life will follow. Donations are preferred to the William & Inez Mabie Skilled Nursing Facility-Southside, 911 Sunset Drive, Suite A, Hollister 95023 or in care of Grunnagle Ament Nelson Funeral Home 870 San Benito St., Hollister 95023. (831 637-3757)Visit: for condolences




WILLS, JOHN D. San Diego 01/04/1951 - 10/18/2010 Tuesday, Oct. 26th at 12:00 El Cajon Cemetery 2080 Dehesa Rd. Featheringill 619-583-9511




John Hutton Cooper Passed away at his home on October 18, 2010, surrounded by family and his faithful friend Pico the dog. John was born March 14, 1933 in Indianapolis, right after his twin brother Tom. The boys grew up together in Arlington Heights, Illinois, along with their older sisters Dottie-Jean and Babs. After graduating from high school, John attended Knox College for two years where he played tackle on the college football team. During the Korean War, he joined the Army and was stationed in Germany. After the Army, he moved to California and went to the Los Angeles Art Center, majoring in fine art. In the early 60's, he moved to Chicago, and on a blind date he met a young German student named Maria. They were married the following year in Germany and moved back and forth between continents for the next 15 years, finally settling in Novato in 1978 with three children in tow. His professional career as an award-winning graphic designer included stints at the LA Times, the Rheinische Post in Duesseldorf, Germany, and culminated with a 17-year run at the Marin Independent Journal, where he retired in the fall of 1998. A loving husband and father, he embraced life fully: sailing, watercolor, chess, swimming, including the Alcatraz to San Francisco swim just a few years ago. He could not find enough time in a day to do all the things he enjoyed. John valued simplicity, in design, in art, in life. He appreciated the aesthetics of his surroundings and often translated that beauty into his art, specializing in watercolor after his retirement. He will be much missed by his wife Maria, children Elisabeth (Lee), John, and Susanne, their spouses Scott and Cindy, his twin brother Thomas, and his sister Barbara. A mass will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday, October 25 at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Novato. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Marin Humane Society are welcomed., John Hutton Cooper Passed away at his home on October 18, 2010, surrounded by family and his faithful friend Pico the dog. John was born March 14, 1933 in Indianapolis, right after his twin brother Tom. The boys grew up together in Arlington Heights, Illinois, along with their older sisters Dottie-Jean and Babs. After graduating from high school, John attended Knox College for two years where he played tackle on the college football team. During the Korean War, he joined the, and was stationed in Germany. After the Army, he moved to California and went to the Los Angeles Art Center, majoring in fine art. In the early 60's, he moved to Chicago, and on a blind date he met a young German student named Maria. They were married the following year in Germany and moved back and forth between continents for the next 15 years, finally settling in Novato in 1978 with three children in tow. His professional career as an award-winning graphic designer included stints at the LA Times, the Rheinische Post in Duesseldorf, Germany, and culminated with a 17-year run at the Marin Independent Journal, where he retired in the fall of 1998. A loving husband and father, he embraced life fully: sailing, watercolor, chess, swimming, including the Alcatraz to San Francisco swim just a few years ago. He could not find enough time in a day to do all the things he enjoyed. John valued simplicity, in design, in art, in life. He appreciated the aesthetics of his surroundings and often translated that beauty into his art, specializing in watercolor after his retirement. He will be much missed by his wife Maria, children Elisabeth (Lee), John, and Susanne, their spouses Scott and Cindy, his twin brother Thomas, and his sister Barbara. A mass will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday, October 25 at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Novato. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Marin Humane Society are welcomed.



Jacklyn D. Williams

Jacklyn D. Williams, 73, of Palo Cedro died Friday at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro (547-4444).



James Franco

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



James H. Cox

James passed away peacefully on September 18, 2010. He was 90. He leaves behind his devoted wife of 38 years, Joan; his stepson, James B. Patterson; stepdaughter, Tori K. Patterson, her partner Helmi Hisserich; granddaughter, Madeline, and many cherished extended family and friends. He grew up on the Ohio River in Toronto, Ohio in a family that shared a deep appreciation of music. He sang in glee clubs, school operettas and church choirs. Jim served in the US Army Air Corps as a Navigator Bombardier in



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KIRSHBAUM, Joanne June 2, 1930-October 20, 2010 Passed away peacefully in her sleep. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years Ira. Joanne was a graduate of USC, a proud member and supporter of Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority. She was a generous philanthropist and very active with the Blue Ribbon at the Music Center, the Helping Hand at Cedar Sinai Hospital, Reiss Davis Child Study Center at Vista del Mar, and also sat on the board of JVS, promoting scholarships for those in need. Joanne was an avid art collector and world wide traveler as well as an amazing dancer. She is survived by two loving sons: David; Bruce and his wife Stacy. Grandchildren: Chase, Carson, Joshua, Sarah and Amy; brother James Rosenfield and cousin Marilyn Friedman. In lieu of flowers, tributes can be made in Joanne's memory to: Woman's Guild Lung Institute 8700 Beverly Boulevard - Suite 2416 Los Angeles, CA 90048 Funeral services will be held on Sunday, October 24th at 11:00 a.m. at Hillside Mortuary.



Joe Kim

Joe Kim, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away peacefully on Oct. 18, 2010 at the age of 92. He was born on Sept. 18, 1918., Joe grew up in South Korea where he went to college and earned a degree in business. Soon thereafter he worked in a prestigious banking position when he met his beautiful wife, Helen. Joe continued to work in various finance positions and eventually proudly worked for the Church World Service (CWS) that was headquartered in America. He ensured that CWS provided fair and efficient aid to Korea. He and his family immigrated to America in 1973., Throughout his life, Joe was always dedicated to his faith and devoted much of his time as an elder of the Presbyterian Church. Joe will always be remembered for his positive approach to life. He was the foundation of not only his family, but of anyone who had the privilege of knowing him. Foremost he will be remembered for his sense of humor, his loving heart and the joy he shared with all. He will be greatly missed., The family wishes to thank the many friends that have offered their loving support and prayers. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Helen; children, Sukyung Kim of Los Angeles, Steve Kim of Los Angeles, Sam Kim of Federal Way, Wash., and Lori Hargett of Ventura; and by his nine grandchildren., Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 22. Funeral Services will be celebrated from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22 at the Garcia Mortuary Chapel in Oxnard. For maps and directions to all ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guestbook, please visit Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the family-owned and operated Garcia Mortuary, 629 South "A" St., Oxnard. For further information please call 486-9148.



John Corley

John Corley, 81, of Palm Springs Calif., passed away at Desert Regional Hospital on Tuesday evening, October 19 from complications following intestinal surgery. John had been a retired resident of Palm Springs for a dozen years, having previously lived in the Los Angeles area where he was an actor. Upon commencing his theatrical career he changed his name from Baty to Corley, a family name, because he was worried that people would mispronounce his real name. John spent his life in the theater since the age of five. He performed in his native Arkansas, New York, on several summer stock circuits and in Europe. He was always extremely serious about his show business undertakings, having not only appeared on stage but in films and television. During the latter part of his life, he participated in several entrepreneurial ventures outside of acting. He did not stop acting once he moved to the desert. He acted in many different productions at The Palm Canyon Playhouse, Groves Cabin Playhouse, The Hi-Desert Playhouse, The McCallum Theatre and The Arthur Newman Theater at the Joslyn Center. He most recently appeared in "The Sunshine Boys" at the Joslyn. One of his favorite plays was "Visiting Mr. Green" and he appeared in three different productions of it. John was almost on a yearly basis a nominee to receive The Desert League's Award for Outstanding actor. He won the honor several times. He will be missed by his large circle of friends and fans. He is survived by a brother, Robert J. Baty of Castle Park, Colorado, and a sister, Lala Pace of Springfield, Missouri. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.



John Gray CAWLEY Sr.

CAWLEY, SR., John Gray Age 90, died peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 in Los Angeles. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Cawley, two brothers, Kermit Cawley and Harry Cawley. Born May 8, 1920 in Portage, Wisconsin, the son of George and Irma Gray Cawley. John proudly served in the U. S. Army (Sgt.), fighting in the Pacific Theatre-New Guinea in World War II. He supported our Troops as a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. Staying in Southern California after the war, he married and raised three children. Though John made his living for many years in the insurance and bond business, he was the greatest fan of the greatest teams ever - the Dodgers and USC Trojans. But his final legacy is the smile offered to friends, the laughter given freely to all and the great and proud gleam in his eye upon seeing his three children John G. Cawley, Jr. (Vivianna), Cathleen I. Cawley (Ken), and Camille C. Seibel (Brad) as well as his two cherished grandchildren. Catholic funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 29, 2010 at 11:30 a.m., Holy Cross Cemetery, Chapel of the Risen Christ, 5835 W. Slauson Avenue, Culver City, CA 90230.



John Joseph Castanon

John Joseph Castanon, age 54, was a lifetime resident of Oxnard., He was born on Jan. 12, 1956. On Oct. 13, 2010 John's life ended unexpectedly due to a sudden illness. The family is at peace knowing that he is now joining his loved ones in heaven. John will always be remembered as an intelligent, kindhearted man who lived his life with much gratitude. His ability to enjoy life's simplest pleasures kept him positive and appreciative of the many moments he shared with his family and dear friends. John was respected and loved by all those who knew him. During John's life he worked as a longshoreman, a mover, and many other versatile side jobs. He was known to be a hard worker who never passed up an opportunity to earn an honest living., During his free time he kept his mind alert by completing crossword puzzles, reading the newspaper, watching Jeopardy, studying almanac facts, and keeping up with all the sports trivia. John loved a challenge. Those that knew him well nicknamed him Columbo for his quick wit. You could ask him almost any question about history, geography, presidential facts, sports, and politics, and he usually knew the right answer! His greatest joy was spending time with his youngest son, Joseph. He looked forward to playing ball with his son and taking him to the park., John truly loved his Godparents, Phillip and Stella Silva, who always made him feel comfortable by providing him with a loving and peaceful place to enjoy Sunday afternoons. The family would like to especially thank all those who helped John during some of his difficult life challenges. We will be eternally grateful to those who helped him., Special thanks to Phillip and Stella Silva, Laura Martinez, Corey Bailey, and the numerous friends and Colonia businesses that looked after him., John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Gloria Castanon. He is survived by his son, John Joseph of Oxnard; his five brothers and sisters: Daniel Castanon of Santa Barbara, RoseAnn Castanon Hernandez of San Diego, Diane Castanon Forsyth (husband John) of San Francisco, Emily Lopez (husband Mauricio) of Bakersfield, Richard Castanon (wife Veronica) of Oxnard; as well as many relatives and numerous friends., Family and friends may visit from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21 with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. at the Reardon Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Oxnard. Burial will follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura. After burial, reception to follow at Moose Lodge, 1935 Oxnard Blvd. All family and John's friends are welcome to attend. Mr. Castanon has been entrusted to the care of the Family Owned Reardon Funeral Home, 511 North A St., Oxnard; 487-1720.



John Richard GRAYSMARK

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



John Ware

Saturday, October 23, 2010 3:00 AM 

John Keith Ware, born June 13, 1922, in Spokane, Wash., passed peacefully at home in the arms of his wife, Betty, and family, Oct. 17, 2010.


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Jonathan Steven Madril

February 8, 1991 - October 12, 2010 Jonathan was a beloved son and father who cared deeply for his family. Now that God has taken him to a better place, may he rest in peace. We will miss you. Jonathan leaves behind his loving mother, Denise Madril; step father, Juan Perez; brother, Chris; sister, Joslyn; fiancé, Felisha; two daughters, Mariah and Miranda; grandparents, John and Grace Madril; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. Burial services took place at Desert Memorial Park.



Jose M. Medina Sr. (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of Jose M Medina, Sr. 1924 - 2006 It was so hard four years ago to say good-bye Dad. We know you are happy now with Abuelita, Diana, and Mickey. We still get together at Mom's to BBQ, and have a few laughs now and then. Your white chair is still there in the corner of the patio where you ate your favorite ice creams (drumsticks). Today and tomorrow, my whole life through, I will always love and cherish you. Johnny Medina, Sr. & Families



Joseph "Jerry" Dwyer

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Joseph "Joe" BENADON

BENADON, Joseph "Joe" (1938-2010) Beloved husband of Rita Benadon. Loving father of Lara (James) Benadon Cresant, Dina (Brent Young) Benadon and Lisa (Ed) Applebaum. Adoring grandfather of Shayne, Reef and Truman. Cherished brother of Esther Deutsch and Jack Benadon. Services Sunday 10:00 a.m., Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Hollywood Hills, (800) 600-0076.



Joseph Aubuchon

JOSEPH AUBUCHON, 82, of Arroyo Grande, died Oct. 22, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Lady Family Mortuary and Crematory of Arroyo Grande.



Josette Villias

In Loving Memory of Josette Liliane Villias "Lily" 11/8/44-10/23/09 Artist, Poet, Scholar, World Traveler. Beloved, thoughtful, & generous Daughter, Sister, Aunt & Friend. Let your spirit be free to roam your favorite places with those you love. Love, your family.



Joshua Russell Murrill

Joshua Russell Murrill, 27, of Fairfield, died on Saturday, Oct. 16. He was born on May 10, 1983., A visitation will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 1 to 3 p.m., followed by a funeral at 3 p.m., both at Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 425-1041,,



Juli Entwistle

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



Julia Huber

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



Juliana T. Vincent

Vincent, Juliana T. July 21, 1932 - October 15, 2010 78 yrs, born Omaha, NE Beloved Mother of 9, many years of school and Church service, proctoring and school office substitute, granddaughter of a judge, pilot licensed, attended Rocky Ridge Music Center and Creighton grad, leaving sons Tom, Rich, Mike, daughters Pat, Kathy, Janet, Julie, Barb, 21 grandkids, 4.5 greatgrandkids. Brothers John and Jim. Predeceased by husband Thomas, son Jeff, mother Wilda and father E. Glenn Woodbury. Arrangements through McMillan-McCormick mortuary and St. Anthony's Church in Gardena.



Kenneth Tallover Coulson

Kenneth Tallover Coulson, 55, of Hanford, California, passed away Monday, October 11, at Community Medical Hospital, Hanford, California as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on September 27, 2010., He was born February 18, 1955 in Cheyenne, Wyoming and had lived in California for twenty-one years with prior residence in Cheyenne. Mr. Coulson worked as a truck driver., Mr. Coulson is survived by one daughter, Jessica Coulson of Cheyenne; one son, Kenneth Coulson of Hanford; his mother, Sylvia Vosler; three brothers, Dennis Coulson, Dallon Coulson and Karl Coulson; four sisters, Lynda McKee, Teresa Coulson, Tracy Zink and Elaine Fox, and two grandchildren., He was preceded in death by his father, Victor B. Coulson; three brothers, Lyle Hinsdale, LeRoy Vosler, and Willard Vosler and one sister, Evelyn Vosler-Abbott., Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at the Middle Creek Ranch Cemetery, Bosler, Wyoming., A celebration of his life will take place at his brother's home, 1223 Otto Road, Cheyenne, Tuesday at 12:30 p.m., Arrangements are under the direction of Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes, 1900 East 19th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82001, 307-632-1900.



Kevin Cueto

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



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Kirby, Hubert Orville "Hugh"

Saturday, October 23, 2010 2:00 AM 

Hubert "Hugh" Orville Kirby MURRIETA -- Hubert "Hugh" Orville Kirby unexpectedly went to be with his Lord Monday evening, October 18, 2010. Memorial Service: .....



L. V. Jackson

Mrs. L.V. Jackson, 82, of Lubbock, passed away Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. She was born Nov. 27, 1927 in Lucy, Tenn., She moved to Memphis, Tenn., where she met and married Leon T. Jackson, Sr. who preceded her in death on Dec. 20, 1982. She moved to Lubbock, Texas, six months ago, where she lived with her oldest daughter, Dorothy, until her death., She is preceded in death by her parents; one aunt, Mrs. Savannah; one grandson, Roderick Jackson; and one sister, Marcelle Currie., She leaves to cherish her memory: Dorothy Jackson and James Driver of Lubbock, Texas, DeLois Anderson, Savan and Tommy English all of Cartersville, Ga., Leslie and Craig Breland of Wiggins, Miss., Debra and Vance Riley of Okinawa, Japan, Wanda and Andre Moore of Belleville, Ill., Leon Jr. and Lisa Jackson, Roland and Rebecca Jackson all of Cartersville, Ga.; 20 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; a special friend, Ms. Rose L. McCoy; and a host of other relatives and friends., Services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Camino del Sol Memorial Center and Funeral Home, 200 North C St., Oxnard. Interment will follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura, under the direction of Camino del Sol Memorial Center and Funeral Home. Final arrangements entrusted to Griffin Mortuary, Lubbock, Texas 79403, and Camino del Sol Memorial Center and Funeral Home.




In Memory: LISA MARIE ZAZUETA-ORTIZ January 18, 1979 - October 23, 2008 




MADARIK, LOIS of San Diego 12/4/1922 to 10/13/2010 Mem Svc at Redwood Brdg Club 3111 6th Ave. Nov. 13 at 3:30 p.m. Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey (619) 425-9111




Loretta Persichilli Beach In Loving Memory "If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven, and bring you home again." All our love, your family and friends 




SYLVESTER, LOUANN S. San Diego, CA Aug. 14, 1931 - Oct. 20, 2010 Oct. 26, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Poway-Bernardo Mortuary Poway-Bernardo Mortuary (858) 748-4101 



LaNelle Southerland

LaNelle " Linda" Southerland, 91, of Camarillo passed away quietly at home Friday, Oct. 15, 2010., Born on Dec. 18, 1918 in Rustin, La., to Howard and Gertrude (Williamson) Colvin. She had been a Ventura County resident for the past 20 years, coming from San Marcos, Calif. Linda enjoyed gardening, oil painting, reading, and most of all her family. She was a student of Religious Science. Always a faithful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her favorite flowers were roses, which she often used as the subjects of her paintings. During her professional lifetime, she was a successful beautician, rancher, restaurateur, and residential care provider., Linda was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 61 years, Gail Southerland., She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Newell of Camarillo; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Alice Southerland of Ventura; granddaughters, Sarica Cernohous of Peoria, Ariz., and Amy Mirate of Camarillo; and great-grandchildren, Grant, Laurel and Lucas., Arrangements are under the direction of Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura, CA 93003. Condolences may be left at, The family requests in lieu of flowers, a donation be made in Linda's name to VITAS Hospice or your favorite charity.



Larry Addison Bortolott

Larry Addison Bortolott, age 40, passed away on Oct. 19, 2010, in Hollywood of natural causes., Born Sept. 2, 1970, in Glendale, he grew up in Camarillo and graduated from Rio Mesa High School in 1988. He settled in Burbank with Cyrena Vladish Bortolott, his wife of 14 years. Larry worked in the special effects industry in Hollywood for two decades and was an avid airplane and flight videographer for the Commemorative Air Force and the Reno Air Show. Larry's interest in special effects developed early in life and he will be fondly remembered for making people laugh by his innovative use of props and special effects in unique and fun ways. Larry sought to bring laughter to everyone he met., Larry is survived by his wife, Cyrena, of Burbank; mother and father, Linda and Richard Bortolott, of Oxnard; brother, John (Lisa) Bessolo, and nephew, Frank Bessolo of Seattle, Wash.; sister, Aurora (Jeff "Bones") Crosetti-Thomas, and niece, Zola Thomas of Portland, Ore.; sister, Tina Bortolotti of Simi Valley; sister, Elise (Sid) McClure of Port Hueneme; and brother, Steve Bortolotti of Owasso, Okla.; sister-in-law, Larissa Bortolotti of Owasso, Okla.; and nieces, Olivia and Lillian Bortolotti of Owasso, Okla., He was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Shasta Addison., A memorial is planned for Saturday, Oct. 30. Location and details will be shared with family and friends through:, In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Cyrena Vladish Bortolott Fund at any Wells Fargo Bank Branch or can be sent to Wells Fargo, PO Box 3488 Portland, OR 97208, or to Cyrena's mother Linda Vladish at 6306 Spyglass Ave., Banning, CA 92220.



Lavonne McLellan Bullis

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



Lawrence Gutierrez

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Leigh Wyckoff

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Leigh Stephen Wyckoff was born Dec. 16, 1953, at Park's Victory Memorial Hospital in Napa, to John and Carol Wyckoff. He passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 17, 2010, camping at his favorite place on e



Leroy Parker

Leroy Joseph Parker, Resident of Belmont, 06-21-1940 - 09-01-2010, Leroy (Lee) Parker died peacefully in his sleep Sept. 1st, 2010 while vacationing at South Lake Tahoe, Ca., Born in Modesto, Ca. on June 21, 1940 to Joseph and Anna Parker. He lived in Belmont, Ca. for the past 56 years. Lee was a graduate of Carlmont High School. He retired from Guittard Chocolate after 41 years. Lee is survived by his loving wife Sandra (Sue), and their four children: Ann, Jim, Cheryl, and Jay, four grandchildren, Brittany, Cassie, Heather, and Christopher, his brother Donald and Carol Parker, his father and mother-in-law John and Alice Hoaglin and many adoring nieces, nephew, and friends., He was preceded by his father Joseph Parker, mother Anna Parker, Sister and her husband, Joann and Richard Cashman, and mother-in-law Frances Hoaglin., He loved fishing, golf, garage sales, cooking, and collecting were among many of his hobbies., Lee's true passion was people. Few things gave Lee more pleasure than talking with people he just met, old friends, or family., A memorial service will be held on October 23rd, 11:00 AM at Redeemer Lutheran Church - 468 Grand Street, Redwood City, Ca., Memorial contribution maybe made to Redeemer Lutheran Church or School, or any charity of your choice.



Linnie A. Biegar

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Lola (Cruz) Marroquin

Lola Cruz Marroquin, 85, of Hanford, California entered into rest on Thursday, October 14, 2010 in Hanford, California. She worked at Candlewick Yarns as a Twister for six years., Lola was born in San Antonio, Texas on December 22, 1924 to Miguel and Maria Cruz. She married Guadalupe Marroquin in 1951 in Lubock, Texas. They moved to Hanford, California in 1966 to make their home. Lola was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness of Hanford. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, cooking and crocheting. Lola also enjoyed gardening, raising vegetables and flowers. She especially loved her roses. Family was very important to Lola and she enjoyed times spent together. Lola cared for and helped raise her grandchildren which brought her much joy. Her family remembers how hard she worked to care for them. She was a loving and kind person who gave of herself for others. Lola will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her., Lola leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Hector Marroquin, Carlos Marroquin and wife, Cathy and Irma Rodriguez and husband, James, all of Hanford and Elba Bugarin and husband, Alex of Fowler, CA; one sister, Eva Garcia of Lubock, TX; one step sister, Mary Helen Dominguez of Leveland, TX; ten very special grandchildren, Marcie, Jesse, C.J., Amy, Lisa, James, Jeni, Jon, Marcus and Matthew; six great grandchildren, Taylor, Haley, Victoria, Darren, Jesse and Rylie. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Angela Marroquin, Diana Rapozo and Janell Burdine for their loving support., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements are entrusted to People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591.



Loretta Goodman

With family members by her side, Loretta Goodman peacefully passed following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Throughout the ordeal, Loretta maintained her grace, dignity, and sense of humor, easing the grief of those who love her. Loretta was happiest at family gatherings where she loved to cook and pass along culinary skills to her children and grandchildren. Loretta was preceded in death by her adoring husband of 30 years Thomas Goodman and loving mother Helen Phelps. She is survived by their children: Joe (Debbie) Ghiringhelli, Jeff (Heidi) Ghiringhelli, Jon Ghiringhelli, Dawn (Brian) Boal, Tracy (Bob) Andersen, and Christie (Jimmy) Pinola; 20 grandchildren: Chelsea, Thomas, Derick, Gabriella, Broderick, Mason, Matthew, Elena, Leah, Haley, Hannah, Brittni, Brianna, Sean, Brett, Jillian, Megan, Lisa, Kaila, and Rebecca; her siblings: Ordell (Lloyd) Moon, Phil (Sandy) Tartaglia, Bob (Nona) Phelps, and Frankie Boyce; as well as several nieces, nephews, and countless other family members and friends. In celebration of her life, family and friends are invited to attend an open house on Friday, October 22nd from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at her home, 38 Circulo Juarez in Rohnert Park. If desired, donations in her memory may be made to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospice 821 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.



Lorraine Franke

Lorraine M. (Fulmer) Franke Resident of Burlingame Passed away peacefully on October 8, 2010, at the age of 86. She is survived by her daughters Kathleen Wipprecht (William), Gloria Franke and Barbara Seliga (Thom); granddaughter Patricia McGough and great-grand daughter Madison. Preceded in death by her husband and High School Sweetheart Ed Franke. Lorraine was born and raised in San Francisco, attended Aptos Jr. High and Balboa High School. With a loving family and many life-long friends Lorraine graced and enriched the lives of everyone she knew. She was a lifelong Member of the California Druids Green Valley Circle #73 and the Balboa Dolls. She was active in the Serra Bowling Team, Mahjong Club, Millbrae Bridge Club, and traveled with the Conquistadores Motor Home Club. Lorraine will be greatly missed by her family, friends and neighbors Memorial services will be held at 11am on Thursday, October 28th, at The Chapel of the Highlands, 194 Millwood Drive, Millbrae. A "Celebration of Life" will follow at Green Hills Country Club, 500 Ludeman Lane, Millbrae. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Lorraine's name to The Druids Scholarship Awards Program, c/o Bill DeWitt; 1645 Deardorf Lane, Concord, Ca 94519 CHAPEL OF THE HIGHLANDS, Millbrae (650)



Louis B. "Lou" Sullivan

July 31, 1925 October 19, 2010 Lou, a resident of Cottonwood, CA, died peacefully at his ranch with loved ones by his side. In July he celebrated his 85th birthday in San Jose among his long time friends, a happy occasion for all. He was born and raised in San Jose, the son of Helen and Tim Sullivan. Tim was seen many times riding in San Jose parades. Lou's love of horses and ranching continued and his dream of having his own ranch was hatched. He moved to his ranch in Cottonwood in 1995. Lou was a graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute. After graduation he attended Stanford University for a brief time, joining the U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS. Returning from Military service he again attended Stanford University, graduating in 1949. After graduation he joined with Jim Sanders and the two started the Sanders and Sullivan insurance agency. They were partners for 27 years before merging the agency with a world-wide brokerage. Lou also served on the boards of C.P. National, Bank of America, and I.D.T. Traveling the world was his passion. He was an avid sailor, sailing his boat through the Panama Canal or just spending a lazy day on San Francisco Bay. Dinner at the St. Francis Yacht Club gave him great pleasure. He will be missed and remembered as a kind, generous, and faithful person by all who knew him. He will be particularly missed by his ranch managers Roger and Lourdes Dafonseca, their daughters Sandra and Deanna, and also Kevin and Cathi Kay of Redding and their daughters Lesley and Ashley, all of whom Lou considered to be his family. At his request no services will be held. Interment will be private. Contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Please sign the guestbook at



Lucy Nordenstam

LUCY NORDENSTAM, 79, Arroyo Grande, died Oct. 22, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Lady Family Mortuary and Crematory of Arroyo Grande. 



Luis Segura Bautista

Mr. Luis Segura Bautista (Don Luis) passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2010, he was 85 years old. Our father came to the United States from Tonala a suburb of Guadalajara, Jalisco in Mexico when he was 19 years old. He worked in the date industry (Cal Date) for many years. He then moved on to Kaiser Steel mine in Eagle Mountain until the mine closed. He continued working at Meredith & Simpson in Indio until his retirement. Our father was a very intelligent, religious, hard working, humble, gentle and highly respected man. His hobbies included gardening, loved going to home depot and spending time with family and pets, Penny and Duende. After his retirement he would spend part of the year in the states and the other in his hometown of Tonala in Mexico with family where he did a lot of traveling throughout Mexico. He was one of seven siblings and is survived by brother, Gabino Bautista from Puerto Vallarta in Mexico; children, Luis Bautista II, Alice Moreno (Tano) and Vicky Lopez (Roy); grandchildren, Luis III, Estevan and Jessica Bautista, Celeste and Tano (TJ) Moreno Jr., Ricky, Paul, Andrea and Yvonne Sanchez, Jaime Jr. and Jazmine Perez; stepchildren, Jaime Perez Sr. and Guillermo Bautista; as well as 17 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews along with other family members. Our father is preceded in death by wife, Flora; son, Enrique (Ricky) Bautista; and granddaughter, Yvette B. Moreno. To Dad from all his family…In Gods care you rest above, in our hearts you rest with love, Memories of you are ours to keep, Our words are few but our love is deep. We love and will miss you forever. Funeral services are to be held at Forest Lawn Funeral Home on Monday, October 25, 2010 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM with Rosary at 6:00 PM. Tuesday the Mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in La Quinta at 10:00 AM with interment to follow at the Coachella Valley Cemetery.



Lupe Garcia Jr.

Lupe Garcia, Jr Resident of Santa Clara 3/7/1933 - 10/20/2010 Passed away peacefully at home. He was truly loved and is survived by his children Susan Molina, Patrick Garcia, Tommy (Vivian) Garcia, Anita (Phillip) Davis, Ruben Garcia and their mother Rosita Garcia. Brothers Antonio Garcia, Ralphie Garcia and sister Nellie Ramirez. 13 grand children, 5 great children, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was well taken care of by his M.D. Dr. Marvin Masada. Preceded in death by his son Ruben Garcia, 2 sisters, 2 brothers, mother and father. Service on Sunday at 6:30pm at Chapel of Flowers, San Jose. Committal service on Monday, 11am at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Los Altos.




Marilyn Connolly Kelly Please, know that the light Marilyn Kelly brought to the world still shines, even though the Lord called her away last Thursday, October 14th, 2010 - - no doubt to add another Angel to his cadre. Marilyn loved life, people, and children. Blessed with abundant energy, cheer and kindness, she enjoyed the love and respect of everyone she knew. Her inspiration lives on. As a young woman, Marilyn moved to San Francisco from her birth place, Vallejo, California. With her good looks and charm she quickly became involved in the garment industry, working and modeling at Koret of California and Tammy Sports Wear. After putting in a stint at Barbary Coast Realty, she moved to the San Francisco Apparel Mart, leasing hundreds of showrooms to sales reps for clothing manufacturers and distributors. Eventually she worked at TravelSmith and RealManage in Marin County. Marilyn enjoyed socializing and was sincerely interested in the lives of all she came in contact with. But what brought her greatest joy and sense of purpose was the time she spent raising her son and participating in the enrichment of other children, whether at childcare centers where she worked, or just sharing child-raising experiences with her friends. Marilyn is survived by her husband, Michael, her son, Kyle, and her brother, Terry Connolly. A Memorial Service will be held at Green Valley Country Club in Green Valley, California on November 13, 2010, from 1:00-4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, you are invited to make donations in her honor to Greater Bay Area Make-a-Wish Foundation, 55 Hawthorne St., San Francisco, CA 94105.




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May 31, 1943 - October 17, 2010 Mel was born to William and Clara Fraser in Hastings, Nebraska on May 31, 1943. He passed away October 17, 2010 in Merced, California. Mel served 20 years in the United States Navy. He leaves behind his wife of 22 years, Katy Fraser; his two sons, Rick and Brian Fraser; 3 grandchildren, Christopher, Brittany and Amanda Fraser; step children, Crystal, Jennifer, Misty, Barbara, Kelli, and Justin; and 22 step grandchildren. He had many friends and will be missed by all. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. with a service beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home. Burial will follow the services at 1:30 p.m. at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella, California.In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Milton's name to Disabled American Veterans at Arrangements are under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home.




1928-2010 M.D. Wessel passed away peacefully on September 21, 2010 at San Antonio Hospital in Upland, CA surrounded by family and friends, after a brief battle with lung cancer. Born April 12, 1928 in Campbell, Nebraska to Joseph and Minnie Wessel, he attended Bakersfield High School, graduating in 1945. Wes enlisted in the Navy shortly thereafter and served two years during




MORALES, Merced Our dear father Merced Morales passed away on October 20, 2010 following a battle with Alzheimer and Parkinson's. He was born April 5 1922 in Arandas, Jalisco. He was married to Jesusita Morales for 67 years. She passed away 3 years ago. He's survived by his 9 children: Micaela Gutierrez (Santos), Socorro Espinoza (Javier), Maria Trinidad Morales de Granados, Sergio (Sadie), Maria Fornell (Steve), Jesus (Jan), Refugio Hernandez (Cruz), Ignacio, and Evangelina Angeles (Sergio),




MR. EDWARD J. BROWN ( a USS Indianapolis survivor), age 85, resident of Santa Maria, CA. passed away October 20, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens



Mall, Ann Shoop

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Ann Shoop Mall Jan. 8, 1935 - Oct. 19, 2010 Resident of Fremont Ann passed away peacefully at home from lung cancer on October .....



Manuel Louis Navarro

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Marcia Ann (Mills) Mayorga

Marcia Ann Mills Mayorga passed from this life Friday, October 15, 2010, following a brave and courageous battle to live following a bone marrow transplant in April., Marcia was born in Hanford, California, on November 17, 1955. She grew up in Lemoore and graduated from Lemoore Union High School in 1973. She earned her Bachelor's Degree from Pepperdine University in 1977 and immediately began to fulfill her long-held goal of teaching children. She taught elementary classes at Mountain View Christian School in Fresno; taught and coached junior high class at Solano Christian Academy in Fairfield, and taught elementary classes at Campbell Christian School in Campbell., Due to her husband's job transfer, the family moved to Vancouver, Washington in 1994. Marcia taught piano lessons for several years while raising her children, and was forever grateful to her piano teacher, Betty Blakeley of Lemoore. After her youngest, Seth, started school, Marcia became a student again and earned a Special Reading Credential at Washington State University. She then returned to teaching in the Vancouver Elementary Schools., Marcia was a joyous, outgoing, and positive woman who loved life. Her devotion to God and her family and friends was her top priority. Prior to her illness, she was a table leader for a women's Bible group and taught a kindergarten Bible class. To quote a close friend, "I feel I got the best of Marcia. We shared many, many, many wonderful days together during our children's early childhood right through their teen years. I cherish those thoughts and keep them close to my heart, not feeling that she has left, only how much I gained from being so close to her.", Marcia learned at an early age to love sports, and she was a fierce competitor in everything from dominoes to cards, to basketball and tennis. She participated in junior high track, was on the high school swim team for four years, and participated in intramural sports at Pepperdine University including basketball, tennis, and water polo. In her junior year, she was named 'Outstanding Female Athlete in Intramurals' at Pepperdine University., Her hobbies, in addition to playing sports, included making beautiful hand-stamped greeting cards, listening to all types of music, playing the piano, and studying God's Word., Marcia is survived by her best friend and loving husband of 28 years, Randy, and three children - twin daughters Rochelle and Leah of Fresno and son, Seth, of Vancouver, Washington. She is also survived by her parents, Marlin Mills of Hanford, California, and Gary and Wilma Cole, Lemoore, California, and one brother, Dr. Marlin D. Mills and his wife, Sheri, of Mesa, Arizona; one nephew, Nathan Mills of Visalia; two nieces, Lydia Solano, San Diego, and Cassidy Mills of Mesa, Arizona; uncles, aunts, and cousins., A memorial service will be held Wednesday, October 20, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at the Hanford Church of Christ, 12th Avenue and Grangeville Boulevard, Hanford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of Yosemite Bible Camp, c/o Donna Lane, Secretary, 442 W. Spruce, Lemoore, CA 93245 or to Western Christian School, 1594 W. Grangeville, Hanford, CA 93230. Arrangements are under the direction of Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore.



Margaret Strange

Margaret Catherine Strange passed away on October 20, 2010 in Orangevale, CA surrounded by her family after a lengthy illness. Margaret was born December 25, 1919 in Boston, Massachusetts. When in high school she met George Banker and after graduation, they were married. They soon left Massachusetts and moved to Redondo Beach to make a better life for their family. In 1973, Margaret was devastated by the death of her husband. In 1978, she met Michael Strange. They were married in 1979 until his death on June 14, 2009. Margaret had a lengthy career at Hughes Aircraft where she was supervisor of micro electronics for 32 years. She was also active in the American Legion,



Maria A. Pastion

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."



Maria Amelia Da Silva

MARIA AMELIA DA SILVA JUL 7, 1924 - OCT 20, 2010 Maria Amelia Da Silva age 86 of Patterson passed away Wednesday at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto. Mrs. Da Silva was a native of Pico, Azores and a resident of Patterson for 14 years, she previously resided in Pico, Azores. She was a Homemaker for 66 years and was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Patterson. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, playing cards and camping. Mrs. Da Silva is survived by her sons, Manuel Fernando Melo, Joao Herberto Melo both of Pico, Azores; daughter, Margarida Paulo of Patterson; brother, Antonio Gaspar of Pico, Azores; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joao Silveira De Melo. A visitation will be held 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Monday, October 25th followed by a Rosary at 7:00 pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Patterson. A second visitation will be held at 9:00 am, Tuesday, October, 26th followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Patterson District Cemetery in Patterson. Services conducted by Hillview Funeral Chapel, Patterson.



Marianne Tracy

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Marie Ford

Marie Ford, born 1923 in Pennsylvania, went to heaven on October 7, 2010. She was anxious to go without fear as she knew her citizenship was in heaven. Marie loved to share her faith and tell others of the plan of salvation. Marie and her husband Bill Ford operated the First Hotel and Restaurant supply store in Palm Springs for over 30 years. She was active in her church, a member of Gideons auxiliary for 35 years, past president of Palm Springs soroptimist, and a member of Forest Home Auxiliary. Marie was a realtor for over 25 years and first ever honorary lifetime member of the Palm Desert Board of Realtors. She was preceded in death by husband, Bill Ford; and a daughter, Ardell Ford Wagner. Survived by son, Don B. Ford and his wife, Yvonne; three grand-children; seven great-grandchildren. "In his presence is fullness of joy, at his right hand pleasures forevermore." Psalms 16:11 A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Sunday, October 24, 2010 at the Sunset View Clubhouse, Palm Desert Sun City (Oasis Room).



Marilyn Connolly Kelly

Marilyn moved to San Francisco shortly after graduation from Vallejo High School in 1963. With her good looks and charm she quickly became involved in the garment industry, working and modeling at Koret of California and Tammy Sports Wear. After putting in a stint at Barbary Coast Realty, she moved to the San Francisco Apparel Mart, leasing hundreds of showrooms to sales reps for clothing manufacturers and distributors. Eventually she worked at TravelSmith and RealManage in Marin County., Marilyn enjoyed socializing and was sincerely interested in the lives of all she came in contact with. But what brought her greatest joy and sense of purpose was the time she spent raising her son and participating in the enrichment of other children, whether at child care centers where she worked, or just sharing child-raising experiences with her friends., Marilyn was predeceased by her parents, Charles T. and Zella Connolly, and is survived by her husband, Michael, her son, Kyle, and her brother, Terry Connolly., A memorial service will be held at Green Valley Country Club in Green Valley, California, on November 13, 2010, from 1 to 4 p.m.., In lieu of flowers, you are invited to make donations in her honor to Greater Bay Area Make-a-Wish Foundation, 55 Hawthorne St., San Francisco, CA 94105.



Mark Burgos

Mark A. Burgos 1961 - 1982 I thought I saw his face today in the sparkle of the morning sun. And then I heard the angels say, 'His work on earth is done'. I thought I heard His voice today, then laugh His hardy laugh, I thought that he had left me for the stars so far above. And then I heard the angels say, 'He left you with his love'. I thought that I would miss him, and never find my way, and then I heard the angels say 'He's with you everyday' Love, Mom



Mark E. Jones

Mark E. Jones Mark E. Jones, 56 of Santa Maria, CA, passed away Saturday, October 9, 2010 in Santa Maria. Mark was born October 8, 1954 in San Diego, CA to Dorman and Naomi Jones. He was raised and educated in Lompoc, CA and graduated from Lompoc High School. He attended Allan Hancock College for 2 years and then went on to Cal Poly where he received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Engineering. Mark was employed with Martin-Marietta for 14 years as an engineer with part of that time spent at Cape Canaveral, FL working on the space shuttle program. He later worked for Core-Mark International until his passing. Mark is surviverd by his wife of 20 years Nancy Jones of Santa Maria, step-son Andrew Michael Brown of North Carolina, daughter Abigail Elizabeth Featherbay of North Carolina, daughter Alina Kay Young of Casper, WY, daughter Stevie Dubois of Garden Grove, CA and son Patrick William Moore of Santa Maria, CA. Memorial services will be held Friday, October 29, 2010 at 2 pm at the Casa Grande Clubhouse, 519 W. Taylor Santa Maria. Cremation was requested with private inurnment. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Mark E. Jones at any Coast Hills Federal Credit Union. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary & Crematory (805) 922-8463



Mark Lees

Mark Lees, 77, of Rancho Mirage, Calif. passed away on October 11, 2010 of melanoma cancer. Mark was born May 2, 1933, in San Francisco. Mark received a BA in Speech English from the University of California Los Angeles in 1956. He married his loving wife Nina in 1955 and they lived in Los Angeles and San Francisco before relocating to Rancho Mirage in 1997. Mark owned and operated Training Unlimited a computer consulting business. He was an active board member of the Rancho Mirage Community Association. His passion was to attend City Council meetings and missed only two meetings since 1999. He was honored with a proclamation from the City Council on September 16, 2010 naming it Mark Lees Day. Mark will be in their mind's eye at every meeting sitting in his usual spot. Mark is survived by his wife, Nina whom he shared 54 magical years together. Memorial services are pending. Donations may be sent to Nina Lees, 71-427 Halgar Road, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270.



Marsino Patrick "Trouty from Douty" Salas

Marsino Patrick "Trouty from Douty" Salas passed away Friday, Oct., 15, 2010., Marsino was born and raised in Hanford, Ca. He attended and graduated from Hanford West High School where he participated in various sports, such as football, wrestling, and track. He will be remembered by his love of dancing and working out at the Hall. He was currently enrolled at SJVC to become a medical assistant. Marsino also served in Iraq for 18 months as a national guardsman., He is survived by his mother, Kandy Salas; his father, Marsino Salas; three brothers, Angelo, Manuel and Chris; five sisters, Alexis, Cecelia, Rebeca, Candace and Briann., Marsino played basketball with all his heart, blood, tears and sweat. His friends all had nicknames and Marsino was "Trouty from Douty" He was a Lacey Park legend. He will be missed and never forgotten., Miss and love you son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend!, Services will be held Saturday, Oct. 23 at 10 to 11 a.m. at the Hanford Pentecostal Church of God, 323 Eleventh St., Hanford.



Mary A. Morris

MARY A. MORRIS OCT 1918 ~ OCT 2010 Mary Morris, 92, of Turlock passed away at Turlock Nursing and Rehabilitation on Tuesday, October 19. She was born in New Bedford, MA to Joseph and Mary Bento in 1918. She had lived in Benicia, CA and Crows Landing before settling in Turlock in 1957. The family had owned dairies in Crows Landing and Turlock. Mary had worked for Banquet Foods for 21 years before retiring. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She also was a member of YLI, UPPEC, Supreme Counsel of IDES, and SPRSI. She enjoyed traveling and playing bingo. Mary is survived by her children Richard (Carol) Morris, Judith (Frank) Mattis, Jo Dean (Gene) Hart all of Turlock, and Sandra (Terry) Woodward of Florence, OR; brother Tony (Oleta) Bento of Mounds, OK; grandchildren Donald Mattis, Karen Firestine, Stephanie Morris, Robert Woodward, Eric Hart, Brian Hart, Danielle Avila, and ten great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Joe J. Morris. A visitation will be at Allen Mortuary on Sunday, October 24 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Rosary will follow. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Monday, October 25 at 12:00 p.m. with burial following at Turlock Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to donor's choice. Please share your memories at:, ALLEN MORTUARY



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Mary Bolanis

MARY A. BOLANIS Passed away October 20, 2010, in Mission Viejo at 87. Mother of Roula, Cris, Kalli & Vicki Bolanis. Sister of late Charles, Thomas, Chris, Arthur & Bill Malpie. Yiayia of Jennifer Bolanis-Rogers, Sean & Athena Kepler, Kaya & Wahkee Bolanis-Thumm. Aunt of Priscilla Malpie Palazzalo & Ruth Malpie Loga. Mary was a member of St. Paul\'s Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine for 34 years. Trisagion at St. Paul\'s, 4949 Alton Pkwy Irvine, CA Sunday, October 24, 2010 7pm. Funeral service at St. Paul\'s Monday, October 25, 2010 10am. Gravesite at Pacific View Cemetery 3500 Pacific View Dr., Corona Del Mar, CA.



Mary Dolan

Mary Noyes Dolan Resident of Palo Alto 96, passed away peacefully on October 16, 2010 in Tiburon, California. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1914, she graduated from Punahou School and then attended the University of Hawaii before completing the nursing program at Queens Hospital. She married Gerald Arthur Dolan, now deceased, in 1937 in Honolulu. They owned Peninsula Office Supply, headquartered in Redwood City. They had three children, Robert (deceased), Patricia Dicker and Douglas, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mary will be missed and always remembered with love.



Mary Elizabeth (Grigarick) Mazzini

1934-2010 REDDING-Services for Mary Elizabeth Mazzini, 76, of Redding will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church, South and East Streets, Redding. Reverend Rod Brayfindley will officiate. Mrs. Mazzini died Friday, October 22, 2010 at Shasta Regional Hospital after a brief illness. Mary was born on May 3, 1934 in Redding, and was a life-long resident. Her parents, Albert and Myra Grigarick, owned the Redding Florist Shop, and Mary helped her parents after school. She was married to James Lee Mazzini, who she met in high school, for 44 years. Mary, an outstanding student, attended Pine Street and Cypress Street Elementary Schools and graduated as co-valedictorian of the Shasta High School class of 1952. She earned her Bachelor's degree and teaching credential from California State University, Chico. Mary taught elementary school and special education classes in the Redding School District until her retirement in 1996. After her retirement, she continued as a music and dance instructor in the schools. She was also a member and state official of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society. Mary was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church, served as Lay Leader, sang in the choir, and designed the special holiday decorations. She is survived by her daughters and their families: LeNiese and Rob Rothe of Bellevue, WA; Misha and Jerry Griffith of Fairfax, VA; Angela and Kevin Markham of Port Orchard, WA including her six grandchildren: Robby, Daylon, and Jason Rothe, Alexander Griffith, and Benjamin and Amanda Markham. She is also survived by her brother Albert Grigarick and his wife Barbe, of Davis, CA. Memorial contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Church or the Redding School District's Education First Foundation, P.O. Box 992418, Redding, CA 96099-241.



Mary Hobson

Saturday, October 23, 2010 3:00 AM 

Mary Ellen Hobson, 73, of Lodi, died Oct. 17. She was born in Madera. 



Mary Jane Coelho Saiz

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,



Mary Jean Gulick

Gulick, Mary Jean November 5, 1921 - October 12, 2010 Mary Jean Gulick, a resident of Woodland Hills, born November 5, 1921 in Rockwell City Iowa, passed away October 12, 2010 in Canoga Park California. She is survived by her two sons, Thomas and Patrick, daughter in law Cindy, and two grandchildren, Melissa and Michael. Married to Robert Norman Gulick for 46 years until his death in 1996. Named "Glimmer" by her grandchildren, she was a kind loving, compassionate, caring person to her family and friends. She enjoyed bridge, golf, and was a wonderful hostess. She will always be in our hearts. Burial services were held at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills on October 15, 2010.



Mary M. Campigli-Dodge

Mary M. Campigli-Dodge May 22 1947 - Oct 18 2010 Mary was born May 22, 1947 in Denver, Co. She was a Yuba-Sutter resident for more than 25 years. She died Oct. 18, 2010 at her residence, with her family by her side. She worked at Johnny Quick in Linda for many years; Hill Top Donuts Shop; 5th and E Shell Station and Olivehurst Pawn and Loan. Survivors include, four daughters, Angie Dodge of Oregon, Tonna Davis of Hallwood, Dawn Dodge of Gridley, Kristi Lanier of Marysville; also, the father of her children, Charles Dodge; 10 grandchildren and 1 1/2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Margaret Jordan; two sisters Carolyn Ferreira & Sandy Lundberg-Kroh; and her niece, Tina Ray. Per her request, no services will be held. "You will be greatly missed mom" Send Condolences to



Mary Stroth

Mary Kathleen Stroth Sept. 26, 1942 - Oct. 16, 2010 Mary was presided in death by her parents Robert C. MacKenzie and Marguerite Mackenzie (Nee Cooke). She was the third eldest amongst 13 children. The age ranges varied from oldest to youngest, Larry, John, Mary, Bobby, Michael, Tom, Ed, Joe, Marguerite, Steve, Dave, Anne and Kitty. Mary married Neill Stroth whom she was married to for 46 years. They had 4 children together. They are Patrick (Barbara Murphy), Sarah (Michael Okoniewski), Albert (Ana de Castro) and Timothy. Mary was a devoted grandmother. She leaves behind Henry, Cecilia, Andrew, Mary Catherine, and Erin. Mary leaves behind a large extended family, including the MacKenzie's, Cooke's, Murphy's, Mannion's, Stroth's and de Castro's. Mary graduated from Presentation High School and attended Healds Business College. After graduation she worked for Atlantic Companies in San Francisco. After getting married, Mary, retired to home life and raised her family. It didn't take long for her to find that her devotion to raise her children went far beyond the 4 she already had. She had a real passion and desire to comfort little children. She had started the day care center " Mary and the Kids". A licensed day care center where she operated it for 35 years. Over the years, many children attended Mary's Day Care facility. She strove for a mix of children and a range in ages of the older guiding them and teaching the younger. Proud was the four year old who assumed the role of Scarf Chairperson, and five year old who assisted the youngest with food. They played, learned, had plenty of exercise, and most of all-wanted to be at Mary and the Kids, along with Mary herself. Mary, instinctively knew her home was made for happy children and parents. Her vocation was family and friends. Mary had the gift of listening-rare in itself. Coupled with keeping confidences allowed many to feel comfortable in her company. Her house was as open as her heart. She was active at St Cecila's Parish family. Along with her many friends at Curves for Women. And her Monday martini night. The family would like to thank Ms. Teresa McCue for her long loving care of Mary and Sutter Hospice. Along with the guidance and counsel of Ms. Shelley Ector, RN. Friends and family are invited to a viewing 6:30PM, Monday, Oct 25th and the vigil service 7:00PM at St. Cecila Church 17th Ave. & Vicentes Sts. S.F. the Mass of the Resurrection will be at 11:30AM, Tuesday, also at St. Cecila Church. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to Catholic Charities-CYO Preschool Program, 180 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA., 94105 (Attention: Marty Sullivan).



Mary Virginia Kirkman (Gini) Gardiner

Gini passed away at the age of 90, on Oct. 16, 2010, in Alamosa, Colo. She was born July 3, 1920, in Santaquin, Utah, to George Kirkman and Emma Mary Greenhalgh., Gini was the cherished "baby" of the family. She attended Brigham Young University, receiving a degree in elementary education in 1942. While at BYU, she met and was courted by her future husband, John Gardiner. He and Gini were married in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 20, 1942., She worked as a Kindergarten teacher for 22 years, primarily at Big Springs Elementary School. Gini was a tireless worker at everything she did, had incredible homemaking skills, and was an excellent cook (a talent her family will always fondly remember)., After retiring, John and Gini enjoyed serving for many years at the LDS Los Angeles Temple. Gini then valiantly cared for her husband as he suffered the ravages of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, until his death in 2001., During the next nine years, Gini showed her amazing strength and legendary "will of iron" as she battled back from breast cancer, strokes, and two broken hips. Though Gini was a resident of Simi Valley since 1952, during the last three years of her life she was lovingly cared for by daughter, Kathy, in Alamosa, Colo. This past summer included a 90th birthday celebration for Gini, with all the family gathering to create some very special last memories., Gini will always be lovingly remembered for her many endearing qualities, but especially for her sparkling blue eyes, her infectious laugh, and her great love for her family. Gini's children are filled with joy as they envision the loving reunion between their mother and father. Gini was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, and husband, Dr. John S. Gardiner., She is survived by her children: John (Leila), Utah; Kathy (Loren), Colorado; Kirkman (Nanci), California; and Brooks, California; as well as her eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren., A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park, 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Please sign the guestbook at



Matthew James Schembra

Our hearts hurt to announce that Matthew James Schembra passed away suddenly on Oct. 16., Matt just celebrated his 32nd birthday, Oct. 9, with his loving family and friends. You could not find a better friend, brother, or son than Matt Schembra. His loyalty, thoughtfulness, and love could be felt whenever his blue eyes sparkled with smiles. Matt loved the Miami Dolphins, Karate flicks, his dog Dana, and working at The Reporter in Vacaville. He enjoyed challenging puzzles and was an avid gamer. Matt was such a giving person that you could count on for help and he would always amaze you by how creative his solutions were., His patience, understanding, and integrity made him a man you admired. Matt had courage in his convictions and the tolerance of a peacemaker. Matt loved his family and friends with such pride we feel honored to be cared for so deeply., The Schembra family asks that you celebrate his life as a life well lived in love, a love that touched us all so sweetly, and continue that feeling by doing a random act of kindness in Matthew's honor.,



Matthew Loren Vibe

Matthew Loren Vibe 1967 - 2010 Our beloved son and brother, Matthew Loren Vibe passed away on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, in Billings, Montana surrounded by family following a courageous battle with cancer. Matthew was born on March 3, 1967, in Glenallen, Alaska, to Paul and Kathleen Vibe joining his older brother Erik. Matthew's sister, Juliet was born two years later. Matthew was raised in Bakersfield, California. Matt's family moved to Powell in 1995. Matt joined the group at Big Horn Enterprises making new friends and expanding his extended family. Matt always had a smile and did not know a stranger. He wasn't shy about asking, "Do you go to Church"? There was never any doubt that Matt loved the Lord and he wanted to make sure that everyone else got the same chance. Matt was a long time member of Trinity Bible Church. Pastor Don Thomas and wife Mary made sure that Matt was included in the life of the Church and their family. He was also very special to Tim and Tonya Feathers and brought into their family as well. Church was a very important part of Matt's week; he rarely missed services. Matt was the best Son and Brother that anyone could ever ask for. His passing leaves a tremendous hole in everyone's heart. Music was also a very import part of Matt's life, his guitar was usually close by and he was always ready to sing a song. Matt was on loan to us and has returned to the Heaven he always talked about. Matthew is survived by his parents, Paul and Kathleen Vibe; brother and sister-in-law, Erik and Valerie Vibe; sister, Juliet Wardwell; and many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews. Matthew was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents and his very special Aunt Sheila (Proctor). Services are scheduled for Friday at 2:00 p.m. in Powell, WY.



Mavis Lucille Williams

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



Mazzarella, Rita

Saturday, October 23, 2010 2:00 AM 

In Loving Memory Rita Mazzarella 12/16/1916 - 10/23/2000 When one finds a worthy wife, her value is far beyond pearls. Her husband, entrusting his ..... 



Merlynn Madruga

MERLYNN MADRUGA OCT 4, 1938 - OCT 17, 2010 Merlynn went home to her Lord and Savior on Oct 17, 2010. Merlynn is survived by her husband Joseph, daughter Shelly Campbell (Bob), grand- children Jesse (Rebekah), Chris & Alexandra, & sister Natalie Churchill. Services will be held Mon, Oct 25 at Cross Point Comm. Church, 11:00 am. Arrangements by Franklin & Downs



Michael J. Valentine

Michael J. Valentine, 46, of Burney died Thursday at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro (547-4444).



Michael John Anderson

Michael John Anderson passed away on Oct. 18. He was 47., Michael was born on Oct. 19, 1962, to John R. and Darlene K. Anderson in Two Harbors, Minn. He was their third child., He resided in Suisun City, Calif., and worked for Solano County as an employment resource specialist III, where he just received his 10-year pin. He also worked at GTE Mobilnet and Lawrence Berkeley Labs prior to his employment with Solano County., He will be greatly missed by everyone who he came in contact with. He had a way of making everyone smile and laugh with his jokes and sense of humor, and more than that his generosity toward others., He was preceded in death by his mother, Darlene K. Anderson., Survivors include his father, John R. Anderson of Silver Bay, Minn.; sister, Donna Goutermont and brother-in-law Galen of Juneau, Alaska; brother, Scott Anderson of Silver Bay, Minn.; along with nieces, Kristine Collins, Brandi Anderson and nephew Pete Anderson; and many loving friends and family members., Our lives will not be the same without you., There will be a Celebration of Life and potluck at 500 Kinglet Court, Suisun City, Calif., on Friday, Oct. 22, at 5 p.m. Please come and share your pictures and favorite stories of Michael.,



Michele Anders

Michele passed away on Oct. 6. She was born on Feb. 9, 1966., A memorial service for Michele Anders will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23, at noon at Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 524 Elmira Road, Vacaville., Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral, 446-3233. Please sign the online guest book at www.vaca



Michelle Jeannette-Ledell

Jeannette-Ledell, Michelle November 8, 1945 - October 20, 2010 Born in Los Angeles, raised in Bellflower. She was an inspirational teacher in Alhambra and LA school districts for 35 years. She loved dance, music, art and genealogy filled her life. Daughter of Alphonse and Judith Jeannette, survived by 5 siblings, step son and 2 grandkids. She gave unconditional love to her family and dear friends. Memorial services October 24, 9am at Hillside Memorial Park.



Mildred Boscia

Boscia, Mildred, of San Clemente, passed away October 18, 2010. Graveside Services, Tues, Oct 26, 10am at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier. She is survived her daughter, Deborah Madden; grandson, Jason Madden; granddaughter, Danielle Madden; sisters, Eunice Miller and June Davis. Friends may enter condolences or a favorite memory in her memory book at



Milton "Mickey" Woelbing

Age: 92 years. Passed away on October 19, 2010 in Petaluma. Devoted husband of 65 years to Norma Woelbing. Adored father of Michael Woelbing (Carol), Kathleen Staudenmayer (Ken), Eileen Billeci (Sam), Cindy Womack, and Timothy Woelbing (Penny). Beloved grandfather of 15 and great-grandfather of 12. Loving brother of Clarence Woelbing (Louise) and predeceased by seven brothers and sisters. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mickey was born, reared, and educated in WI, graduating from Custer High School in Milwaukee. During, , he enlisted in the US Army and served in the 2nd Signal Corps, and stationed in Two Rock. Mickey worked in radio and television repairs and sales for over 30 years. He enjoyed watching baseball, football, playing cards with friends, and visiting Mario & John's. Mickey was known for his green thumb and abundant garden, canning all of his own vegetables. He was a member of SIRS #100 and was also very active in St. John's Lutheran Church, serving as treasurer for many years. Friends and family are invited to attend the Memorial Service, Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 455 McNear Ave., Petaluma, CA 94952. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church. Private Inurnment. Family assisted by: PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Petaluma




HASHIMOTO, Mitsuo 89-year-old resident of Monterey Park, passed away on Oct. 18, 2010. Mitsuo is survived by his loving wife, Yoshiko Hashimoto; daughter, Theresa Hashimoto; sister-in-law, Hiroko Hashimoto; nieces, Monica (Greg) Quan and Pamela (Todd) Kawai. Funeral mass service will be held on Saturday, Oct 30, 2010 at 10:00 a.m., with public visitation at 9:30 a.m., at St. Francis Xavier Chapel (Maryknoll), 222 S. Hewitt St., Los Angeles. 213-626-0441



Muriel Liftin

Muriel ("Marti") Liftin Dec. 2, 1926 - Oct. 16, 2010 A woman of great versatility and determination said goodbye to many friends and relations in San Francisco and Chicago this week. Marti was educated at Brooklyn College, The, , and Northeastern University, where she got a BA in chemistry, a masters degree, also in chemistry and drama, followed by a JD at the John Marshall Law school She taught chemistry, practiced law in Chicago; and also produced several shows via the Second City Children's Program. Coming to San Francisco in 1990, she volunteered for AARP for income tax work, City Guides, and the Havarah Group from Temple Emanu-El. For 20 years she struggle with a little known lung disease, hypersensitivity pneumonitis - but it didn't stop her from relentless traveling in Europe, China, Australia and Micronesia. She leaves behind a loving family, her two sons David and Seth Zeitlin (by her deceased husband Dick Zeitlin)" Also her sister Joan Liftin and husband Charlie Harbutt, and their family, and her brother-in-law Dr. Barry Zeitlin and their family. She will be greatly missed by her family, and many friends. Marti was buried in Miami FL., next to her parents. A gathering will be held there, in Chicago, and for friends is San Francisco.



N. Paul Kenworthy Jr.

N. Paul Kenworthy, Jr., award winning film maker, camera systems inventor, entrepreneur, and one of the Disney Legends, passed away Friday, Oct. 15, 2010 in Ventura with family at his side., Paul was born on Feb. 14, 1925 in Philadelphia, Pa. He served in Patton's 10th Armored Division during the Second World War. After the war, Paul attended Cornell University receiving a degree in economics, then UCLA where he obtained a Master's Degree in cinematography. Paul's Master's Thesis was the basis for the Academy Award winning Disney film The Living Desert. This was followed by his work on the Vanishing Prairie, that also received an Academy Award., Paul co-directed the Disney Film Perri and directed Rusty and the Falcon for the Disney television Show in 1957. Paul received the "Disney Legends" award in 1998 (, Paul co-invented the Snorkel Camera that was later modernized in collaboration with Bob Nettman into the Kenworthy/Nettman Snorkel Camera System. The Kenworthy/Nettman Snorkel Camera was used in many films, commercials, and music videos and is still in use today., Paul received an Academy of Motion Pictures Technical Award in 1977, Outstanding Achievement Award from the American Society of Cinematographers in 1994, as well as the Academy of Motion Pictures John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation in 2001., Throughout his life he was an active climber, skier, back packer and hiker. A longtime member of the Sierra Club, Paul spent many weekends helping with trail maintenance in the local mountains., He is survived by his brother, Joe; daughter, Carol; sons, Kirk and Rob; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and longtime friend and companion, Norene., The family wishes to express gratitude to the staff of Cypress Place Senior Living and Assisted Hospice for their gentle care of Paul during his last months. In lieu of flowers, if so inclined, donations can be sent in Paul's name to the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club, 3435 Wilshire Blvd., #320, Los Angeles, CA 90010-1904. Friends and family will be contacted for a memorial service, not yet scheduled. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura. Condolences may be left at



Nereo Moisterio Loresto

Our Lord received into his embrace Nereo Moisterio Loresto who passed away in Irvine Oct. 12, 2010., He is survived by his loving family: wife, Adulfa Loresto; daughter, Marisol Chang; sons, Ray and Nereo Loresto; sisters, Prudencia Pahilga, Lilia Loresto, Sr. Maria Aucelia Loresto; his brother, Mauro Loresto; and grandchildren, Trinity, Nereo, Christian, Michael and Roman., Nereo's Funeral Mass to be celebrated at St. Thomas More Parish, Irvine on Friday, Oct. 22. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the St. Vincent DePaul Society. For more information please see O'Connor Mortuary, 949-581-4300.



Nina Ireland

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Norma F. Petrotta

(1924 - 2010) Norma F. Petrotta of Oxnard passed away on Oct. 7, 2010., Norma was a strong and beautiful person inside and out. Norma loved the medical field thus becoming a CMT (Certified Medical Transcriber). Norma worked for different hospitals throughout California during her 48-year career. Norma was also an avid skier and enjoyed reading about world religions. At one time she became secretary/understudy To Paramahansa Yogananda for two years., Norma is survived by her husband of 54 years, Frank, and her four children, sons, Anthony and Craig, daughters, Pamela and Victoria. Norma also had seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Celebrate life before it's too late! No memorial will be held. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Norma's name to the St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School, P.O. Box 610, Thoreau, NM 87323-0610; toll free 877-989-4100.



Norma McDaniel

Norma Rose (Abadia) McDaniel, Resident of San Bruno, Jan. 13, 1930 - Oct.13, 2010, Our beloved Norma, was a long time resident of San Bruno. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Richard Flanagan, Oakland; granddaughter, Kathleen Cheatham, San Leandro; grandson, Kevin Flanagan, Oakland., A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, October 28 at 12:00 PM, Golden Gate National Cemetery Chapel in San Bruno.



Norvel Hunter

Mr. Norvel Hunter was born April 16, 1942, in St. Louis, Missouri, to the union of LeaMon Hunter Sr. and Lucille Waldron. After completion of education he enlisted in the United States Air Force. There he served his country for 21 years., He is survived by his loving wife, Grace Hunter, sons; Troy Jackson and Kenneth Moon; daughter, Michelle McDonald; goddaughter, Jessica Washington; brothers, Milton, LeaMon Sr., Lawrence and Lyn; sisters, Carol and Lisa; and a host of other relatives and friends., A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, October 24, 2010, from 3 to 7 p.m. at John S. Beverly Elks Lodge No. 1268, 1020 Alabama St, Vallejo. (707) 552-8666.



Obituaries for Saturday, Oct. 23

Saturday, October 23, 2010 1:22 AM 

FLORES -- Danny Flores, 75, of Fresno died Wednesday. He was a corrugator operator for 37 years. Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Lisle Calaveras Chapel. Arrangements: Lisle Funeral Home. 



Olga Kyle

OLGA VINCZE STURDEVANT KYLE Age 84, resident of Banning, CA for 26 years, passed away 10/19/2010 due to cardiac arrest at Cherry Valley Health Care, Banning, CA. Olga was born 06/01/1926 in Romania. She was a member of Linda Vista Singers and 5700 Club. Olga is survived by her husband, William L. Kyle of Banning, CA; daughters, Lucy M. Vincze of Kentucky, Linda J. Vincze of Costa Mesa, CA and Jane F. Nicklaw of Huntington Beach, CA; son, Fritz T. Vincze of Anaheim, CA; 3 grandchildren, 6 natural great-grandchildren and numerous by marriage. Visitation 10/24/10 from 9am-1pm with Funeral at 1pm, both at Weaver Mortuary, 1177 Beaumont Ave., Beaumont, CA. Burial to follow at Riverside National Cemetery. Arrangements By Weaver Mortuary To leave online condolences and sign the guest book please visit



Ortencia Rodriguez

Ortencia Rodriguez, 87, a Hanford resident born May, 31, 1923, one of five children born to Sabina Martinez, has joined the Lord on October, 14 to be with Dad and Nellie, her first born. They have been waiting for you, just the three of you, as your first family again. You have so much to catch up on. We tried to keep you here for as long as we could. We will miss you but we know that you are at peace and with Dad. You were the last of five brothers and sisters in your family., You were our anchor and our best friend. We could talk to you at anytime and you would not judge. You would listen to us and you'd say "That it would be alright, just wait and see," and you would be right. That we will miss. We'll just have to talk someplace else. But I can hear your answer already., Peedee, Raymond, Cindy and I will be okay, just a hole in our heart now that you are gone. What will be hard is when the kids ask "where is Titi?" You have three children, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, one that you didn't get to meet, baby Krystina. But I know that you are watching over her now. They all love you and will miss you. We would also like to thank the staff at Hacienda Health for all that you did for our mom. Some of the staff still remember mom as "Ordie," when you started your career as a caregiver way back when. Any yes mom, after you retired they still double sheet just like you did. To Shelby, for the caring and loving attention given, wanting to follow in Titi's footsteps. Titi would be proud of you., Mom you had a great life and the things you showed and taught us will always remain and be a great part of our lives. So go be with Dad and Nellie, you have so much to talk about. You are Mom, Dad and Daughter, just the three of you again. Don't worry, Peedee and I will be along soon and will be a family again. Remember our family vacations, all five of us, we sure do and we love you mom., She is survived by son, Rocky and wife Cindy Rodriguez, granddaughter Krisha and husband Danny, four great-grandchildren, Kristopher, Angelo, Scott and baby Krystina. Daughter Peedee and husband Raymond Vallin, granddaughter Shelby, grandsons, Brandon and wife Jennifer, Matthew and wife Jesieka and two great-grandchildren, Jaleena and Maleah., "In the darkest hour of the night, wrapped up warm in Angels wing's you took flight. Leaving our family where you were the queen, to be embraced by family for a long time not seen. Remembering all the times together we've spent. "very peacefully" I was told you went. Through tears of pain I cried out, "how? it's okay baby, she's with Grandpa now.", A viewing will be on Tuesday, October, 19 from 4:00 to 7:00 with rosary at 6:00 p.m. at Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Service with a Graveside Service at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 10:00 a.m at Calvary Cemetery., Arrangements are under the direction of Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Services Chapel in Hanford.



Oskar Huber

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



Otter (In Memoriam)

IN LOVING MEMORY OTTER Dec. 3, 1982 ~ Oct 23, 2006 Loving Son, Brother & True Friend It\'s been 4 long years since your life was taken from you and everyone that loved and knew you. Everyday tears are shed just thinking of you and the life you are missing. We miss your smiling face forever and a day. We\'ll always love you, Dad, family and friends. Corpman up! Semper Fi! 1st Marine Division (FMF) 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Lima Co. Love always, Dad, Karen, Matt, Chaz, Skyman & P.J.



Paciencia A. Agriam

Paciencia A. Agriam, 89, of Palm Springs, Calif. passed away October 12, 2010 in Palm Springs. She was born August 20, 1921 to Mateo Agtang and Josefa Agregado in Cabayo, Philippines. She married Leon Agriam on June 13, 1939 in Cabayo, Philippines. She was employed in housekeeping for five years and was a housewife. She is survived by her daughter, Ester Agtang of Palm Springs; sons, Daniel Agriam, Fidel Agriam, Norlito Agriam, Ferdinand Agriam all of Palm Springs and Primo Agriam and Abraham Agriam of Cathedral City, Calif.; brothers, Jose Agtang and Tony Agtang both of the Philippines; 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Agriam; and daughters, Amelia Agtang and Sonia Olivia. A visitation will be held at Forest Lawn Cathedral City, in the Ramon Chapel, on October 22, 2010 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a rosary at 6:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held on October 23, 2010 at 11:00 AM in the Ramon Chapel with interment to follow at Desert Memorial park. Forest Lawn Cathedral City is in charge of the arrangements. Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries.



Pamela Lee

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



Patricia Beane-Pantazin

Patricia Beane-Pantazin of Ontario, Calif. passed away quietly on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, after a long battle with illness. Born Patricia Lynn Beane on August 26, 1949 in Ashville, N.C. to Micky Ross and James L. Beane, she grew up playing in her parent's rare and out of print book store. Thus began her love of books and reading. She attended St. Genevieve of the Pines, Private Girls School in Ashville, and graduated in 1966, as part of the first graduating class in the newly renovated Claremont High School. In 1962, the family moved to Claremont, Calif., where she and her mother opened and operated "Deja Vu Fashions". Her love of fashion and fun spirit of adventure kept customers coming back just to see her smile. Patricia was preceded in death by her father, James Beane; and her brother, William Alexander Beane; She is survived by her two sons, Henry Lee Simmons and Michael Allen Simmons, both of Ontario; mother, Micky Ross; sister, Caroldean Ross; nephew, Willem Declan Ross, all of Palm Springs, Calif.; and stepfather, Phil Ross of Houston, Texas. She has a large extended family that includes many friends that she has known for more that three decades. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, October 22, 2010 at Etiwanda Gardens in Etiwanda, Calif. (909) 463-6687. The service will be officiated by long time family friend, Loreen Saldana. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to Animal Samaritans in Thousand Palms, Calif.



Paul Garcia

Paul J. Garcia Resident of Santa Clara 10/21/17 - 10/14/10 Private services will be held for Paul Garcia who passed away peacefully in Santa Clara on October 14, 2010. "P.J.", as he was affectionately known to all, would have celebrated his 93rd birthday. Born in San Francisco, he has resided in Santa Clara for the past 55 years, and retired with Lockheed as a machinist, with his career in aerospace manufacturing spanning over 20 years. P.J. was a lover of sports, and very much looked forward to his beloved San Francisco Giants playing in the post season. P.J. will fondly be remembered by all his friends and neighbors of Starr Court. He is survived by his daughter, Aileen Garcia-MacNeary of Watsonville, and his sister, Francis Stayton of Pacifica. Information regarding the details for an upcoming celebration of his life can be found by calling Aileen at 831-239-4573.



Peter Lenz

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



Phil Gilmore

Our son, father, brother, brother-in-law and friend died October 3rd, 2010 just one month after his 54th birthday. A resident of Sonoma County since he was three years old, Phil was a gifted engineer, a talented photographer and musician, a devoted family man and a guy of great intelligence, humor, wit and charm. We all loved him dearly, and we'll never know anyone like him again. Phil held the patent on the fiendishly complex and have - to - be - 100% - dependable automated conveyor systems used by United Parcel Service, and at the same time he loved older Italian cars - go figure. Phil is survived by his two beloved children, Emily and Kyle Gilmore of Healdsburg; and by his mother Jean Gilmore; his brothers Jim and wife Patricia, Steve, Keith (Casey) and wife Sally and their son Peter; as well as his former wife Pamela Gilmore, all Sonoma County residents. He was predeceased by his father, Joe Gilmore. Friends and family please join us to celebrate Phil's life at 2000 Lawndale Rd., Kenwood Saturday afternoon, November 6th, beginning at 1:00 pm.



Philip K. Smith

Smith, Philip K., 83, passed away peacefully in his home in Fullerton on Sunday, October 17, 2010 with family at his side. Phil is survived by Marta, his wife of 62 years; daughter, Marti; son, Craig, his wife Lisa and son Taylor all of Fullerton; son, Howard, wife Judith, and their children Lauren and husband Todd, Damian and wife Susannah of Saratoga Springs, NY; and sister, Suzann Wilson of Carefree, AZ. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother. Philip was born and raised in Arkansas City, Kansas. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II then graduated from the University of Kansas with a BS in Marketing. He operated a family grocery business in Arkansas City, Kansas, before moving to Overland Park, Kansas to work for the Kroger Co. In 1966 Phil moved his family west and settled in Fullerton, California to take a job with the Johnson Pie Company, Los Angeles, CA. In 1973 he joined Calavo Growers of California as Marketing Director, ultimately becoming president of Calavo. In 1983 Phil opened Management Associates, an international trade facilitator and was instrumental establishing the US market for the Chilean Winter Fruit Association. In 1987, Phil, son Craig and partner Chris Puentes launched Interfresh, Inc., a produce wholesale and distribution company, in Orange, CA. Phil was a lifelong supporter of the University of Kansas, joining his father, brother and sister as a graduate. His passions were Jayhawk Basketball, talking politics, and chocolate! Phil's outlook on life was: "There are no problems, only opportunities". A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., October 27, 2010 at Blessed Sacrament Episcopal Church, Placentia, CA. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests donations to: Online:



Philip Robertson

Philip McRae Robertson Aug. 21, 1920-Oct. 11, 2010 Philip Robertson lived life with great enthusiasm. He was born in San Francisco August 21, 1920 where he was raised and educated. On Monday, October 11, 2010, at the age of 90, he died at the home he loved on Shaw Island, Washington. After serving two tours of duty in the US Army during, he returned home and built the Empey A. Robertson Insurance Company into one of San Francisco's most prominent insurance companies. Philip married Mary Keast and they had two children. Elizabeth Keast Robertson Baker and Katherine Bruce Robertson will forever miss and love him. He leaves two grandchildren, Cameron Keast Baker and Spencer McRae Baker and his son-in-law James Patrick Baker who will forever miss his infectious sense of fun and adventure. Philip later married Polly Hanna. Phil is loved and will be missed by her children, Judy Hanna, Judd Hanna, Jennifer Hanna Horsman and Jill Hanna and their families. Philip married Susan Metcalf 14 years ago and together they enjoyed life on Shaw Island. He will be missed by Brock and Lisa Metcalf and their children, Katie and Hunter. Philip is survived by his sister Louise Hart, who will be 94 in December. Louise, her son Philip Hart, his wife Nena and their family all miss and love him. Philip, always a great outdoorsman, continued to enjoy hunting, fishing and camping throughout his life. An expert yachtsman, Philip was a member of The San Francisco Yacht Club, The St. Francis Yacht Club and The San Juan Yacht Club. Philip shared the lifelong companionship of many great friends. Early on he was a member of the Guardsmen. He was a highly regarded and long-time member of both the Bohemian Club and the Pacific Union Club. Handsome and full of energy, Philip was a man of marked individuality. He will be remembered with love and admiration. At Phil's request there will be no service.




MARTINEZ JR., RAFAEL Spring Valley 08/02/1974 to 10/14/2010 Viewing 10/24, 5-9PM, Faith Chapel Spring Valley 10/25, 10AM Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey (619) 425-9111




CORTEZ, RAUL of National City 11/26/1930 - 10/12/2010 Aztlan Mortuary (619) 337-8100 




Robert Bruce Crowder Loving son, brother, uncle, friend, world traveler, diver, cultivator of orchids, baker of cookies. Born September 11, 1948 in San Francisco. Died October 17, 2010 while vacationing in Indonesia. Growing up in Walnut Creek, CA and Huntington, NY, Bobby collected rocks, bugs, and injured birds fueling a healthy curiosity of the natural world that would be a theme throughout his life When the Giants moved to San Francisco, Bobby, living in New York, became an ardent fan. One of his prized possessions was a baseball autographed by the entire 1962 team. Years later when Bobby moved back to the bay area, he became a season ticket holder, attending many spring training camps and knew that 2010 could be their year (like every other year). After leaving John Glenn High School in 1966 Bobby embarked on a long string of adventures starting with attending the University of Delaware, then his move back to the Bay Area. He served in the US Navy working on computers in nuclear submarines. He spent many summers searching for gold in the high Sierras, traveled throughout Mexico each fall and spent winters skiing in Squaw Valley. He received his BS degree in Biology from the University of Oregon in1977 and managed the Chi Omega sorority to its first appearance in the softball intramurals final. Soon thereafter he settled in Sausalito, CA and began a career in residential real estate with Frank Howard Allen in Greenbrae. He loved the people he worked with and built longstanding friendships with many of his clients who became extended members of his family. For Bobby, life was all about his family and friends. He was accepting and supportive of everyone and welcomed new members with open arms. As a friend you could also expect him to call you out when you needed it and trusted his motivation in doing it. Each Christmas Bobby would disappear for a few days reemerging with 150 dozen of his patent pending oatmeal cookies. You knew you were in good standing when he counted out your dozen. Bobby looked out for all his friends and family. Bob's greatest passions were scuba diving and underwater photography. He dived extensively in the Pacific, venturing to Palau, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, the Marshall Islands, and Fiji. He also dived in the Caymans, the Dominican Republic, and Baja California. Having been on thousands of dives, in recent years he became increasingly concerned as he witnessed increasing ecological damage to the undersea environment. Preventing the destruction of coral reefs due to blast fishing and agricultural runoff, and stopping the decimation of shark populations to satisfy the growing appetite for shark fin soup were of immense importance to Bob. When he wasn't diving, Bob developed a green thumb. An active member of the Marin Orchid Society, Bobby cultivated and nurtured over 500 Orchids at his Sausalito home. When not at home, he could be found in his parents' garden tending the raspberries, strawberries and vegetables and harvesting its bounty for the family. Bobby never met a tomato he didn't like. Bobby is survived by his parents, Jackie and Bob Crowder of Belvedere/Tiburon, his sister Sally Leonard of San Francisco, brother Jimmy Crowder and sister-in-law Gina Crowder of Portland, sister Peggy Campbell and brother-in-law Bill Campbell of Colorado Springs, niece Meagan Crowder of Denver, CO, nephew Nick Leonard of San Francisco, and nephew Bobby Crowder of Portland, OR. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions in Bob's name be made to Coral Reef Alliance or Shark Savers




AXELSON, RODGER SPENCER Rodger Spencer Axelson passed away on Monday, September 27, 2010. He was born on September 6, 1941 in Oak Park, IL and grew up in Park Ridge, IL and Atlanta, GA with his older brother, sister and twin brother. He served in the Navy including two years duty on the USS Wasp (CVS-18). In December 1965 Rodger and Lorna Rammon were married in Chicago. They moved to Atlanta, GA where Rodger graduated from Georgia State College with Honors in 1967. Rodger's work as sales rep for Fenwal division of Baxter Labs took him to Seattle, WA. Employment with IVAC as Sales Manager and International Sales Manger brought moves to Annapolis, MD, Northwood, Middlesex, England and finally the IVAC home office San Diego. Rodger lived in Olivenhain with his family. Rodger then became Marketing Manger for start up companies Diatek, Vitalmetrics Inc., and Intramed all based in San Diego. Rodger had a unique ability to establish and train a sales force for the small start up company introducing new medical and surgical technologies. In retirement he lived in Battle Ground, WA. Rodger will be remembered as always being ready for a fun time and a good story. He was proud that he could take on any remodel or construction project, and in his later years spent his summers on his land near Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada single handedly building a log cabin. Rodger is survived by wives Lorna Axelson Prelipp and Kathleen Collins, sons Glenn Axelson of Orlando, FL, and Ryan Axelson, daughter-in-law, Christina, grandsons Lukas and Brandon Axelson of San Francisco, CA, brother John Axelson, twin brother Bill Axelson, and sister-in-law Pat Axelson. He was preceded in death by his sister Ann McConnell and her husband Jim McConnell. Memorials may be made to American Lung Association or Coming Home Hospice in San Francisco.




CATANZARITE, ROSINA National City 11/22/1918-10/18/2010 Viewing & Rosary 10/24/2010 5 to 9:00 p.m. Service 10/25/10 10:00 a.m. Salli Lynn Chapel Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery Greenwood Mortuary (619) 264-3131




Ruby Mae Cullinan Ruby, a longtime Marin resident, was born on April 24, 1919 and died peacefully on October 12, 2010. A resident of Marin County for 59 years, and a longtime restaurant owner in Sausalito. After her retirement, she became an avid gardener and enjoyed spending time with her family. Ruby is survived by her son, Allan Wann ( Kathy), daughter, Janet Moreno (Kalo), nine grandchildren, 30 great-grand children, and 19 great-great-grandchildren. She will be missed by many. Per her request, no services will be held. Contributions in her memory may be made to Lifehouse of Marin, 100 Smith Ranch Road, Suite 309, San Rafael, CA 94903.




ARNSON, Rae Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Hollywood Hills, 800-600-0076 



Ralph Bishop

Commander Ralph Marion Bishop (D.C.) U.S. Navy Died on Monday, October 18, 2010, at the United States Veteran's Medical Center in Palo Alto, California. He was 89. Dr Bishop was born in New Britain, Connecticut, on May 22, 1921. He graduated from Yale University in 1942 and from the University of Maryland's Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 1945. His postgraduate work at the Naval Medical Center Navy Dental School, Bethesda, Maryland and the Naval Hospital, St Albans, New York was in Oral Surgery. He married Norma Jeanne Hensler on November 3, 1945. Dr Bishop's long distinguished military career included service with three branches of the armed forces. He was with the Army's 657 Engineer's Battalion in Yong Dong Po, Korea, shortly after the end of World War II. He served with the Marines at the Dental Clinic at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California; the Naval Dental Clinic at the Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California; and the third Marine Division, F.M.F., in Okinawa. He served aboard the U.S.S. Leyte (CV-32); the U.S.S. Taconic (AGC-17); the submarine tender U.S.S. Fulton (AS-11). He was assigned to the Boston Naval Shipyard; the U.S. Naval Base, Brooklyn, New York; the Dental Clinic at Guam's Naval Base, Mariana Islands; the Naval Submarine Base, New London, Connecticut; and the Naval Amphibious Base in Little Creek, Virginia. Dr. Bishop retired from the Navy in July 1967 and became a member of the faculty at Emory University, School of Dentistry, Atlanta, Georgia, where he taught oral diagnoses and radiography. He retired full-time from the Dental School in August, 1982, but continued teaching and practicing dentistry as Professor Emeritus until 1988. His gentle, reassuring approach, along with a meticulous professionalism, aided many who otherwise feared visiting dentists. Dr. Bishop was a life member of American Radio Relay League. His call sign was AA4DQ. He was president, for many years, of the computer users group, S.M.U.G. (Stone Mountain Users Group), in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Bishop moved to Half Moon Bay, California, in 2008. He is survived by his wife Norma J. Bishop; his daughter Cynthia Bishop Nourse, his son-in-law James G. Nourse, and grandchildren, Thomas G. Nourse and Susan E. Nourse, of Half Moon Bay, California; his brother Dr. Leonard J. Bisaccia and niece Fay Marie Bisaccia of West Chester, Pennsylvania; his niece Mrs. Jolen Aubin of Meredith, New Hampshire; and cousins Dr. Robert Siliciano of Claremont, California, and Mrs. Beverly Starr of Venice, Florida. He was preceded in death by his son, Ralph Malcolm Bishop of Atlanta, Georgia. A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of the Pillar Church, Half Moon Bay, on Friday, October 29th, at 1:00 pm. Donations, in Dr. Bishop's memory, may be made to the veterans-support nonprofit "Coming Home Project", 1801 Bush St., Suite 213, San Francisco, CA 94109 ( Miller Dutra Coastside Chapel.



Ralph W. Kavanagh

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Raymond Laurent Lapointe

Raymond Laurent Lapointe passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Monday, Oct. 11, in Oakland, Calif. Ray was 85 years of age. Ray was born on July 24, 1925, in Rhode Island, the only child of Arthur and Donalda Lapointe. Ray served his country for over 23 years, wearing the uniform of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. He was a Navy Corpsman attached to the U.S. Marine Corps and received the Purple Heart for wounds sustained during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. After the war, Ray worked at the Red Cross Hospital in Tokyo, where he met Dr. Kiyoko Yoneda, a tuberculosis specialist and surgeon. They were married in Tokyo, and lived in Rhode Island, Washington, D.C., Massachusetts, Japan and Illinois before moving to their home in Vacaville, Calif. After retiring from the U.S. Air Force, Ray worked as a medical technician at the Vacaville Medical Facility for 20 years. Ray was a devoted husband and father, member of the Knights of Columbus and Veterans of Foreign Wars, and an avid dog lover. After losing his wife and suffering a stroke in 2007, Ray became a resident of Piedmont Gardens in Oakland., Ray Lapointe was the oldest living member of the Lapointe family in the United States and Canada. He is survived by his three sons, Arthur of Powder Springs, 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 Donations can be made to or to the ASCPA.,



Regina Caroline Hulsy

Regina Caroline Hulsy December 23, 1915 - October 18, 2010 Services for Regina Hulsy will take place Monday, October 25, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1800 Bedford Way, Bakersfield, CA. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 12:30 p.m. and Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow immediately at Greenlawn Cemetery, 3700 River Blvd. Regina Caroline Hulsy was born in San Francisco on December 23, 1915, the first of five children born to Rose and John Scott. She was baptized at St. Brigid's and attended St. Brigid's School until the second grade, when her father, Chief Engineer of the Port of San Francisco, after his son's diagnosis of hyperactivity, took the recommendation of his son's doctor to move his family out of the city. John's new job, as Pipeline Manager with Associated Oil, took the family to the "country" and the numerous pipeline stations up and down the state, including McKittrick, Taft, Halfway Station, Nichols, and Patterson. Regina dearly loved her brothers, Jack, Bill, and baby Walter, who died of polio, and her little sister Jeanette. She was a great help to her mother with the little ones. She was an outstanding student, with a photographic memory and a special love of literature. She was promoted several times and graduated at 16 at the top of her class at Patterson High School. Regina returned to her beloved San Francisco for college, earning a degree in English from San Francisco State and a teaching credential from University of California at Berkeley. The job market was tight in those Depression years, so she was happy when Superintendent Spindt offered her a part-time job teaching History at Kern County Union High School; fortunately, the job became full-time on the second day of the semester. She arrived in Bakersfield by train dressed like a San Franciscan, wearing a yellow wool suit, with a beaver hat, leather gloves, and alligator shoes. That September heat was a true welcome to Bakersfield! Regina loved her students, teaching all her classes in a tent in Elm Grove. A well-regarded teacher, she was offered the job of chairman of the History Department at soon-to-open East Bakersfield High School. She was honored by Californian columnist Jim Day as one of Bakersfield's ten most beautiful young women. Regina's life took an important turn when she met young attorney William R. Hulsy on a blind date. Their happy marriage produced three sons and a daughter and lasted until Bill's death in 1982. No man could ever compare to Bill in Regina's eyes! The war years were spent near Washington, D.C. where Bill served in the, as an attorney for the O.P.A. Back in Bakersfield, the couple enjoyed family camping trips, Las Amigas Dance Club, East Bakersfield Lion's Club activities, their wonderful neighbors in La Cresta, and their travels to Europe. She treasured seeing her relatives at the bi-annual Scott Family Picnic. After her father's death, Regina's mother happily lived out her life with Regina and Bill in Bakersfield. Regina was actively involved in the community, serving as President of Longfellow School P.T.A., for years as an election precinct worker, and as President of the Assistance League of Bakersfield, where her heart was touched by helping the Operation School Bell children. She enjoyed her Bridge Club friends and belonged to a knitting club Bill referred to as "The Knitting Bags," whose members chatted more than knitted! She was a loving fifty-plus year member of Chapter IW P.E.O. and an active participant in the IW Book Club. Regina loved leading local students on tours of the court house; in her 80's she served on the Kern County Grand Jury. She supported and encouraged her children in all their endeavors, serving as room-mother, Brownie leader, and den-mother many times over. She delighted in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was totally devoted to her Catholic faith. Regina was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; her brothers Jack, Bill, and Walter; and her grandson, Stephen Hulsy. She is survived by her sister, Jeanette Macaulay of Sonoma; sister- in-law, Rita Scott of Alameda; and her sons, William S. Hulsy (Karen) of Laguna Hills, Robert S. Hulsy (Kathe) of Morristown, New Jersey, James R. Hulsy (Bonny) of Bakersfield; daughter, Barbara Fowler (Gary) of Bakersfield; and grandchildren, William Hulsy (Catharine), Eric Hulsy (Sara), Edward Hulsy (Eden), Mary Hulsy Hulse (Lincoln), Robert Hulsy, Michael Hulsy (Meaghan), Patrick Hulsy, Brenna Fowler-Charatsaris (Christopher), Shannon Fowler-Gormley (Brendan), Ryan Alsop (Melissa), Chase Alsop, Kaitlin Hulsy, and Caroline Hulsy. She had 14 great-grandchildren, with two more on the way. The Hulsy children appreciate the wonderful care given to their mother by Dr. William Baker, Jr. and Dr. Sam Singh, the angelic kindness of Lorraine Abbot and Carol Villarreal, and the helpfulness of Ana and Felicia of Hoffman Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dominican Shrine of St. Jude, 2390 Bush Street, San Francisco 94165, the St. Vincent De Paul Center, 300 Baker Street, Bakersfield 93305, or the charity of your choice. Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara



Richard E. Lystra

88, died with his wife at his side at Arbor Place Assisted Living in Medford, Ore., on Tuesday, October 12, 2010. He was born on May 7, 1922, in Laclede, Idaho, and grew up in Conrad, Mont. After high school graduation he moved to Los Angeles, Calif., and worked in the Lockheed airplane factory, building World War II airplanes. He joined the U.S. Maritime Service and the Coast Guard in 1944, and sailed on military supply ships in the Pacific for three years. Dick married his first wife, Marjorie, on February 17, 1945 and settled in Southern California, where he established a glass business. Later they moved to Sebastopol and Santa Rosa, Calif., continued the glass business and built a business park. Retiring in 1995, he moved to Medford, Ore. He married Marylou Winkler on November 10, 2000. A devout Christian, Dick was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Medford. He obtained his pilot's license at age 50, and enjoyed many years of recreational flying with his sons and friends. He created leaded glass art and birdhouses for customers and friends. Music and golf were a large part of his life, he was also an avid fisherman and visited favorite locations annually. Dick's family was very dear to him. He leaves two sons, Mark (Janie) Lystra, and Douglas (Kathy) Lystra; he was elder brother to Jack (Betty) Lystra, Robert (Jan) Lystra, Donald Lystra, David Lystra, and Ruth Nolte; stepsons, Mark Winkler, and Todd (Anne) Winkler; grandchildren, Kristy (Dean) Borg, Tiffany Lystra, Jake Lystra, Lucas Lystra, Todd Lystra, and Rebecca (Troy) Bramblet; step-granddaughters, Emma (Scott) Higley, and Emily Pelch; step-grandson, Weston Winkler; great-grandchildren, Meaghan Lystra, Parker Borg and Ashley, Caleb, Shanna and Abigail Bramblet; as well as step-great-grandchildren, Carson Higley and Alexis and Ethan Acuna. Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. A service and burial will be on Friday, October 22, 2010, at 1:00 p.m., at the Eagle Point National Cemetery. Following will be a reception and celebration of Dick's life at the Westminster Presbyterian Church Gathering Place, 2000 Oakwood Drive, Medford, at 2:00 p.m.



Richard Frederick (Dic) Ahrens

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STEWART, Rita Of Palos Verdes Peninsula passed away October 19, 2010, at the age of 91. She is survived by her beloved husband of 70 years, Webb, her sister Marie, her three children, Patty, Larry and Chrissy, her three grandchildren, Timothy, Anne and Grant, and her great-granddaughter, Asha. Private services will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be sent in her name to Providence Trinity Hospice Care at Please go to McCormick Mortuary's website, to send the family messages and to share memories. McCormick Mortuary - Redondo Beach 310-792-7580



Rita Stewart

September 22, 1919 - October 19, 2010 



Robert (Bob) Fawcett Sr.

Robert (Bob) Fawcett Sr. of Desert Hot Springs Calif. passed away at the age of 88 early Friday morning October 15, 2010. He was born in Ohio April 14, 1922. He and his family moved to Southern Calif. in 1950. He was a tool designer in the aerospace industry for over 30 years. He was very proud of being a US Marine during WWII, he was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 307 in North Hollywood Calif., which was a big part of his life. he was also a member of the



Robert E. Schutz

Robert E. Schutz, Resident of San Jose, Born Houston, Texas, 2/27/1955 - Died October 17, 2010 Los Gatos, California. Devoted father, cherished husband, adored brother, uncle, and good friend. Predeceased by his infant twin daughters Savannah and Katie and his parents Jean and Ted Schutz. Survived by his loving wife Julie, and his beloved sons James, Nicholas and Matthew aged seven. The triplets were the joy of Bob's life and there was nothing he enjoyed more than spending time with his family. He also leaves behind brothers Alan (Chrissie), and Richard (Jodi) and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews., Bob spent 28 years in Information Technology at Intel Corporation where he met his wife Julie. They spent 20 happy years together. Bob grew up in Florida and enjoyed sailing and scuba-diving in his youth. He had an eclectic taste in music and was a member of MENSA. Bob was a true and loyal friend who touched many lives. He was the most wonderful husband and father and will be truly, truly missed. His death is a shock to us all. He was our "Rock" and will remain in our hearts forever., Services will be held Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 11:00 am., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 13601 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga, California 95070, phone # 408 867 3493. A reception will be held at the Church Center immediately following the service. LIMA-CAMPAGNA-ALAMEDA serving the family 408-288-9188., In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to Celita Schutz, Custodian of receiving accounts for the Schutz Boys: James, Nicholas and Matthew at P.O. Box 802, New York, New York, 10024.



Robert George Cairnes Sr.

Robert George Cairnes Sr. 75 of Marysville passed away on October 19, 2010. Robert was born in North Kingston, RI on March 29, 1935 and was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 33 years. Robert was a Special Repair Technician Civil Service at Beale AFB. He served in the USAF during Vietnam and was a retired Technical Sergeant. Robert was a member of many organizations including the Marysville First United Methodist Church, Enterprise Lodge #70 F & A.M., Washington Chapter #13 Capitular Masons, Marysville Council #3 Criptic Masons, Fidelia Chapter #56 Order of Eastern Star, York Rite Allied Masonic Degrees, Central Sacramento Valley Shrine Club, and other local organization, and, Post, Camden, New York. Robert is survived by his son, Rick Cairnes; daughter, Deborah Aubuchon; one brother and three sisters, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; son, Robert Jr.; and two sisters. Visitation will be Monday, October 25, 2010 at Ullrey Memorial Chapel, Yuba City form 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Services will be conducted at the chapel on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Arthur Catterall and Enterprise Lodge #70 F & A.M., Officiating. Burial will follow at Sierra View Memorial Park with Full Military Honors by Beale AFB, Honor Guard. Arrangement are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel. Memorials/Contributions may be made to Shriner's Children Hospital, P.O. Box 21-4477, Sacramento, CA 95821. Send Condolences



Robert O. Hazard

Robert O. Hazard, 86, of Vacaville, died on Monday, Oct. 18, in Vacaville. He was born on April 10, 1924, in Lancaster, Calif., A graveside service will be held on Monday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. at Vacaville-Elmira, 522 Elmira Road, Vacaville. Pastor Haven Bode will be officiating., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546,,



Rodney Allen Lowe

RODNEY ALLEN LOWE JUN 28, 1950 - OCT 17, 2010 Rod Lowe was born in Merced CA to Mr. and Mrs. On Lowe on 06-28-50. After the births of siblings Connie and David, the Lowe's settled in Escalon in 1961, where son, Leslie, and daughter, Robin, were born. Rod attended Escalon High School where he proved to be a stand out athlete in football, baseball and basketball. After graduation in 1968, he went on to Sac State University, earning a degree in Sociology and a teaching credential. Rod held many jobs in his life, some of which included grocery clerk, factory line worker, almond ranch hand, restaurant mgr, group home operator, and elementary school teacher. In 1981, Rodney met and married Corina Delfin of Woodland. This union produced two children, son Joshua and daughter Rachel. On 10-17-10 at 11:00 P.M., Rod passed in his sleep at a Sacramento area nursing facility after a prolonged and valiant fight with lymphoma. Rod is survived by his children, Josh and Rachel; by granddaughter, Isabella; by sisters, Connie and Robin; and by brother David. He is preceded in death by mother Betty; by father On; and by brother Leslie. A private, memorial service will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Monday, 10-25-10, at the Morgan/Jones Chapel, 4200 Broadway Ave, Sacto, CA 95817-3498.



Roger Douglas Rice

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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Ronald Lee Murphy

Ronald Lee Murphy, age 65, of Oxnard, California entered into external rest on Sunday, October 10, 2010. He was a loving father, son, brother and friend., Ronald was born in Kentucky on February 23, 1945 to the late John Murphy and Dorothy Brown. He and his family moved to Providence, R.I where he attended Hope High School. After High School he joined the Air force. While in the Air force he was also an accomplished middle weight boxing champ. There were many articles written about his style, strength and technique. He was approached about going professional but decided not to pursue the opportunity. After the Air force he returned to Providence and was employed as an Air Traffic Controller at T.F Green Airport. He moved to Oxnard in 1980 and had recently retired from working as an Inspector for Safety & Occupational Health at the Oxnard Naval Base at the time of his death., Ronald was a very intelligent man with a keen interest in aerospace technology and a lifelong love of music and dancing. He had a very outgoing personality, great sense of humor and an infectious laugh. He also had a big heart, loved his family, and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him., Left to cherish his memory are his children; Monica Murphy Johnson of Houston, Texas, Ronette Clarke Williams of Douglasville, Ga., Elegethia Williams Burrell of Providence, R.I. and Brandon Murphy of Oxnard, California. He also leaves four grandchildren., The family will receive friends at Garcia Mortuary 629 South "A" Street in Oxnard, on Saturday, October 23, 2010. There will be a viewing from 11am-12pm followed directly by a Home Going Celebration Service. Graveside services will conclude on Monday, October 25, 2010 at 12:30p.m. at Bakersfield National Cemetery 30338 East Bear Mountain Blvd in Arvin, California. For Maps and Directions to all ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guestbook, please visit, Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the family-owned and operated Garcia Mortuary 629 South "A" Street. Oxnard, California. For further information please call (805) 486-9148.



Rosemarie L. Bouton

Rosemarie L. Bouton of Sherman, died Friday, October 22, 2010 at her home. She joins her beloved husband, Richard J. Bouton in heaven. Mrs. Bouton was born in Englewood, N.J., daughter of the late Charles and Mary DePret Lasher. She graduated from Closter High School and Rockland State Hospital School of Nursing. She retired from New Milford Hospital in 1996, and served as chairman of the broad of directors of the Connecticut Heart Association in 1984. She was a longtime volunteer for Fish and Sherman Higher Education Fund. She was the beloved mother of Marie Bouton McGuirk and her husband, Daniel Crimmins of Mt. Pleasnat, S.C., Nonny to Michael Ryan McGuirk, Madison McGuirk, Morganne McGuirk, Kyle P. Crimmins, and Jordan Marie Crimmins. She also leaves two sisters and a brother. Aunt Rose also leaves several nieces and nephews. She enjoyed travel throughout the Caribbean and visiting the nature american reservations in northeastern Connecticut. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 25, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, Sherman. Burial will be private. Friend may call on Sunday, October 24, 2010 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT. Contributions may be made in her memory to the Sherman Higher Education Fund, Inc., P.O. Box 485, Sherman, CT 06784.



Rosine Mims

Rosine Mims, wife of Bruce L. Mims, died at her home in Brookfield on Monday, October 18, 2010. Rosine was born on July 5, 1928 in Danbury, the daughter of Olindo and Antoinette (Salese) DeFlumeri. Rosine graduated from Danbury State Teachers College and taught elementary education for several years in the Danbury area. After teaching, she and her husband, Bruce, went into the housing renovation business. She applied her incredible sense of design and understated elegance in the successful renovation of 17 houses. During the same period, she and Bruce were active in helping people with hearing impairment by developing, manufacturing and distributing various hearing assistive devises through their company, Four Point Design. Rosine will be remembered by her family for her distinctive grace, poise and style, her sense of humor and her endless charm. She turned the simplest elements into beautiful statements. She is survived by her husband, Bruce; her daughter, Christine (Farris) Andersen and her husband, Erik; her granddaughter, Emily Dae Andersen; her grandson, Paul Joseph Andersen; as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews. There will be no formal services.



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Ruby V. Atrops

Ruby Atrops, died at age 96 on Sunday, October 17, at her home in Oxnard., She was born October 24, 1913 in Grassy, Mo. Her parents, Floyd and Millie Sitze, moved their family to Rosemead, Calif. in 1923. Ruby graduated from Pasadena City College as an RN. She married Rev. Elmer Atrops in 1940 and they soon settled into Oxnard, as Rev. Atrops became pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church until his death in 1966., They had a family of nine children. She resumed her vocation as a nurse and worked part time for many years in the newborn nursery at St. John's Hospital in Oxnard. Her tenacious spirit helped her through many years of challenges, bouts of cancer and hip fractures. She was a strong, steadfast mother and provider for her large family. This strength and assurance came from her faith in God's promises through Christ Jesus and remained with her through her final days., Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Estel, and her husband Elmer. She is survived by three sons and their spouses: Martin (and Lori) Atrops of Eagle River, Alaska, David (and Linda) Atrops of Redding, Calif., and Arthur (and Susan) Atrops of Santa Maria, Calif., and also by six daughters and their spouses: Judith Zecher (and Bill) of Madison, Ala., Janet Krause (and Bill) of Oxnard, Calif., Joanne Neff (and Bruce) of Grover Beach, Calif., Jeanine Henke (and Mike) of Oxnard, Calif., Jenilyn Kerstein (and Paul) of Simi Valley, Calif., and Julene Fenenga (and Chip) of Buellton, Calif. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren., Funeral arrangements are being handled by Reardon Mortuary in Ventura. Following a private burial service at Ivy Lawn Cemetery in Ventura, a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 25 at Grace Lutheran Church, 6190 Telephone Road, Ventura. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made by check payable to LCMS World Mission or the Institute for Creation Research and sent to family at 1951 Rhonda Street, Oxnard, CA 93036.



Ruth Ann Elmore

(1930 - 2010) It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ruth Elmore on Oct. 17, 2010. She went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday evening after years of suffering from Parkinson's disease., She was born in Wichita, Kan., where she grew up with her three siblings. She is preceded in death by her sister, Mary Margaret. She is survived by her sister, Caroline, and brother, Bud, who remain in Kansas. After marriage to Robert Elmore, she eventually ended up in Camarillo where she raised her three children, Rob (Dana), Laurie Newcomb (Joel), and Bruce. She also has two grandchildren, Wesley and Stephanie., Ruth was a homemaker most of her life and was a dedicated mother and wife. She was also very dedicated to her church, Evangelical Free. Although she was no longer able to attend services, she read her Bible daily. One of her favorite verses was John 14. Her kitchen was adorned with the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace on the wallpaper. She also enjoyed reading old hymns for comfort. Ruth had many 'golden' years traveling with her husband, Rob. Many of their adventures were spent on canal boats in Europe. Often they were accompanied by family and friends. We all know she is in a better place and this brings peace to those who loved her., Internment services are to be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 22 at Conejo Mountain in Camarillo. Memorial services will follow at 2 p.m. at Evangelical Free Church in Camarillo.




SCHUMACHER, John Leland John Schumacher (Jack to family and friends), beloved father, husband , companion, and artist, passed away peacefully at home the morning of October 17, 2010 surrounded by his family. He was born on July 10, 1928 to Fay and John Schumacher in Van Nuys, California, where he grew up. He proudly served in the U. S. Air Force, first as an active duty pilot, then as a reservist, eventually earning the rank of major. In 1954,




ALVAREZ GARCIA, SIL VERIO San Diego 08/05/1934 - 10/18/2010 Aztlan Mortuary (619) 337-8100




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Sam B. Ishizuka

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Sam B. Ishizuka on Oct. 19, 2010. He was born on September 4, 1934 in Mesilla Park, N.M. But spent the majority of his life in Oxnard, Ca. His last days were surrounded by his family and friends., Sam was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Carmen Badillo Ishizuka and his brother Jimmy Ishizuka. He is survived by his siblings Frank Trevino, John Lozano and Yolanda Lozano; children, Monica Ishizuka Ramirez (Mario), Sammy Ishizuka Jr. (Cheyanne), Jimmy Ishizuka (Lupe) and Johnny Perez Jr. (Alda); grandchildren, Alex Ishizuka Ambriz, Carmen Ishizuka Ramirez, Alina Ishizuka Ramirez, Mario Ishizuka Ramirez Jr., Jazmine Ishizuka, Alexa Perez, Jacob Perez and Johnny Perez Jr.; great grandchildren, James, Samuel, Madison, Miranda, Alex and Alyssa Ambriz., 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. Sam was married on July 07, 1955 to Helen Perez Ishizuka. They enjoyed their years together traveling and spending time with family and friends. Sam enjoyed cultivating orchids and raising his prized Japanese Koi fish. Sam served as a PFC in the US Army from 1956 to 1958. He dedicated over 28 years as a premier Missile Systems Repair Specialist with the Dept. of Defense at Point Mugu Naval Base, in Point Mugu., Sam and Al Torres coached the Durley Park Chargers to the first and only Flag Football team from Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties to ever win the Southern California Flag Football Championship in 1973. He also volunteered over 15 years as a Manager, Coach, Board Member and Mentor at Sunset Little League at Durley Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sunset Little League Inc., Visitation will be held from 4 - 10p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010 at Garcia Mortuary Chapel, 629 South "A" Street in Oxnard. For Maps and Directions to all ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guestbook, please visit Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the family owned and operated Garcia Mortuary, 629 South "A" Street, Oxnard, Ca. For further information, please call (805) 486-9148.



Samuel Miles Nunes

Mr. Nunes passed away on Saturday, Oct. 16. He was born in Fairfield on Nov. 15, 1985., A Celebration of Life for Samuel Miles Nunes will be held on Friday, Oct. 22, at 4 p.m. at Miracle Christian Worship Center, 470 East H St., Dixon, Calif., Please sign the online guest book at, Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233.,



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Serik Mathew Deleon Nieto

Viewing for Serik Mathew Deleon Nieto of Coachella, Calif., born December 12, 2008, will be held at the Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Coachella on Avenue 52 and Jackson St. on Thursday, October 21, 2010 from 5-9:00 PM. The services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, October 22, 2010 at Our Lady of Soledad Catholic Church in Coachella. Serik is survived by his mother, Angel M. Perez of Coachella; and his father, Serik Nieto of Indio; sister, Sariah M. Deleon Perez; grand-fathers, Steven Briseno and Steven Nieto, both of Indio; and grandmothers, Lena Deleon and Stella Grajiola; great-grandmother, Maria Deleon Vasquez; as well as aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his great uncle, Arnold Deleon; and uncle, Joey Deleon Ponce.



Sharon Karren Welsh

Sharon Karren Welsh was born on Oct. 14, 1937, in Baker, Ore., She graduated from Greenville High School 1955. She met Ed Welsh in high school and they were married on March 3, 1956., She attended UC Santa Barbara and graduated from Chico State University in 1961. Sharon had a lifelong career teaching school from 1961 to 1995. She was involved in various activities such as: Alpha Chi Sorority (CSU); Wednesday Club, past president 1999 to 2000; Beta Sigma Phi Sorority; Solano Republican Women Federated; Open Book Club; Red Hat Society; Geranium Garden Club; and Relief Society. Sharon is survived by her children, Shari Welsh Rutter (Mike), Dale Welsh, and Ron Welsh (Rebecca); six grandchildren, Jon-Michael and Abbey Rutter, Libby Welsh (Patrick Lafave), Jacob Welsh (Liz), Taylor and Hannah Welsh; and great-grandchild, Kimberlyn Grace Lafave., She was preceded in death by her parents, Tomas and Myrtle Karren; and husband, Ed Welsh., A visitation will be held today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home in Fairfield. A funeral will follow on Friday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m., with a short viewing from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the Cordelia Ward building, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 101 Oakwood Ave., Fairfield. Burial at Rockville Cemetery immediately following service., Arrangements are by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St., 425-4697.,



Shelby Drummond

Retired businessman, Shelby Drummond of Rancho Mirage, Calif. was born on August 11, 1938 and passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, October 9, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. During his time here in Rancho Mirage, he and his wife Patty, (who preceded him with her passing in 2008), started PAS Services, Inc. Shelby was born in Harrisburg, Pa. and moved to California in 1977. He is survived by his son, Brett Drummond of Tennessee; his brother, Don Bricker and his wife Ginny of North Carolina and several nieces and nephews. Shelby graduated from Susquehanna High School in Progress, 1956, where he kept in touch with his classmates until his passing. Over the years he enjoyed tennis and spent each morning riding his beloved horse, "The Colonel". Afternoons he spent working on his computer. Shelby touched the lives of so many people who throughout the years have become life long friends. He will be forever missed and always hold a special place in our hearts. Donations may be made to the .



Shirley A. Harris

Shirley Ann Harris, 78, died Saturday, October 16, 2010, at home in Durango, Colo. Mrs. Harris has lived part time in La Quinta, Calif. and Durango, Colo. since 2004. Visitation will be held at Wiefel Funeral Home Chapel in Banning, Calif., on Friday, October 22, 2010, from noon to 1:30 PM. A graveside service will follow at 2:15 PM. at Stewart Sunnyslope Cemetery of Beaumont, Calif., and Father John Domas will be officiating. Mrs. Harris was born May 14, 1932, in Detroit, Mich., daughter of Steven and Helen Karabas. Shirley was raised as an active Catholic and grew up in Michigan. She was married to Norman Andrew Luce in Wisconsin and they moved to Seattle, Wash., and then to the greater Los Angeles, Calif., area. The family then made a move to Beaumont, Calif., where she spent most of her life. She was later married to Laurence Harris in Riverside, Calif., and continued to live in Beaumont. She moved to La Quinta, Calif., in 2004, and spent her time there and in Durango. Shirley worked primarily in the physical therapy field as an assistant. She was passionate for the care of her patients as well as her co-workers. She was a devoted animal lover and enjoyed her walks with the family dogs and her wildlife friends. She attended to her flower garden daily. Her deep love of her grandchildren and family was her focus. She was a tireless worker, putting in many double shifts, holidays and overtime hours so that she could give to her children. Shirley is remembered as opinionated and feisty, a ball of energy and a spitfire by her daughter, Mary. She is survived by daughter, Mary (Wayne) Price of Durango, Colo.; daughter, Terry Ann (Harold) Hanvey of Beaumont, Calif.; daughter, Shirley Luce of Visalia, Calif.; son, Thomas (Christina) Estrada of Indio, Calif.; daughter, Laurie (Matthew) Albright of Woodlake, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and beloved friend and pet, Mr. Roberts. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Norman Andrew Luce; husband, Laurence Harris; and grandson, Joseph Estrada.



Shirley Ann Bingaman

Shirley Ann Bingaman, 69, of Dixon, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 16, in her home. She was born on March 24, 1941, in Columbia, Mo., Visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 569 North First St., Dixon. A funeral will be held on Friday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home., Arrangements are by Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 678-2189, www.milton,



Sidney D. Prince

Sidney D. Prince, PhD, died in Palm Springs, Calif. on October 9, 2010 at age 91. He is survived by his wife, Lucille Forestal; his children, Daniel, Anthony and Irene; three grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Sidney served in the U.S. Army during WWII, training with the 10th Mountain Division; then moving to Patton's Desert Training Center east of Indio. Sidney received his PhD at USC, and for many years had a private practice in Beverly Hills. He was a founding member of LA Society of Clinical Psychologists, which led to the licensing of clinical psychologists in California. He was active in progressive social and health care causes, including the LA Free Clinic and LA Psychiatric Services; and was an associate professor of psychology at Cal State L A. He participated in early pioneering research on the uses of LSD under the direction of Dr. Oscar Janiger. Sidney was a member of SAG and had small roles in the cult classic "The Blob", and the 1967 comedy "The President's Analyst" as well. An avid walker, Sidney could often be found taking long strolls (he knew the shady routes) in Palm Springs' Movie Colony. He will be missed by many for his droll sense of humor, his wisdom and his irresistible smile. No public service is planned.



Sosa, Natalia (Gutierrez)

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Natalia Gutierrez Sosa, age 98, of Victor, passed away peacefully on October 16, 2010. She was born in Tacicuaro, Michoacan, Mexico on December 1, ..... 



Stanley Allen Moe

Moe, Stanley Allen May 28, 1914 - Oct. 13, 2010 Stanley Allen Moe went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. Stanley was born in Fargo, ND, May 28, 1914. Father: Ole Arnold Moe - Mother Freda Emily (Pape) Moe, married Doris Lucille Anderson (d 2000), July 25, 1937 in Stanley, North Dakota. He had two children, Willa (Billie) Moe Crouse and Myra Moe Parsons. Married Reiko Izuno Nov. 11, 2001. Stan is survived by his wife Reiko: daughter Billie Crouse and husband Dean: Myra Parsons and her children and grand children; Lisa Sauers and husband Bill, and daughters Quinn and Kaelyn; Tambralyn Peterson and husband Derek, and daughters Madison and Kaila; and Keith Parsons and wife Xochiquetzal and daughter Terran. Stan Moe earned a Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Minnesota in 1936 and was awarded a Doctor of Engineering (Hon.) by the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks 1993. Stan was a licensed Architect in numerous states. He was Project Architect with various firms from 1936-47. He worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers in Africa 1942-43 and was director of the design for several major military projects in Eritrea, Sudan, Egypt, and Yemen for Allied Forces, 1942-43. From 1947-54 Stan was a partner of Moe, Larson, Fugelso, Architects & Engineers, LA. He was one of six partners and founder-shareholders of Daniel, Mann, Johnson, Mendenhall (DMJM), one of the world's largest architectural, planning and engineering firms. A leading pioneer in his profession, Stan expanded architecture and engineering services to an international scale, establishing more than two dozen foreign operations around the world. His talents are also firmly imprinted on the US space programs, since he directed the design efforts of such space vehicles & systems as the Atlas, Jupiter, Thor, Titan I, the lunar excursion module, and space shuttle. He was project director of the Space Shuttle assembly facility at Kennedy Space Center 1973: project director for design of aircraft maintenance complex Iranian Aircraft Industries 1978; project manager for design of major medical facility program for Minister of Defense and Aviation, Saudi Arabia 1975-76; project manager, design of Boufarik International Airport, Algeria 1983. Stanley was Pres. of the San Fernando Valley Young Republicans, 1952, Van Nuys Jaycees 1949, recipient of the Sioux Award U of North Dakota Alumni Assn. 1985, Trustees Soc. Award from the U of Minnesota 1992; inducted into ND Entrepreneur Hall of Fame, 2000. Education was always very important to Stan. He and his wife, Doris, were dedicated supporters of the University of North Dakota, the University of Minnesota, and McAlister College in Minnesota. He as an active member of AIA, Rotary, Delta Tau Delta, Republican Party, Presbyterian Church. Avocations included: world travel, hunting, fishing, historic restoration, woodworking, taking photos, being a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, loyal friend, devoted Christian, and "fabulous" story teller. We love you, Stanley, Daddy, Dad, Grandpa, Dear Friend. God Bless You. Celebration of Life service will be November 16th, 2:00 PM, Church of the Recessional at Forest Lawn, Glendale. In lieu of flowers please contribute to a charity of choice.



Stephen Bobroff*

BOBROFF,, STEPHEN THOMAS, Born July 28, 1973, Died October 17, 2000, Ten years ago, life as we knew it ceased. We started living a new reality; one without our son, Stephen. We visit his grave at Singing Hills. We visit the San Diego Zoo's Panda exhibit and see his name on the donor's board there. We go to Comicon and take his spirit along. We celebrate the wonderful life he had full of music and art, living most of his life in Spain and Italy and traveling to many of the countries of Europe., Now, on the tenth anniversary of his passing, we have accepted what we cannot change., We keep him in our hearts and daily thoughts and will love him forever. Mom and Dad, Please sign the guest book at



Stephen Duffin

Stephen Duffin, 89, of Redding died Friday at A Touch of Heaven in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).



Steven M. Wilson

Wilson, Steven M. 1944 - 2010 Loved by family and friends. Private Service. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the UCLA Johnson Cancer Center Foundation. 8-950 Factor Building, Box 951780 Los Angeles CA 90095-1780 



Susie Frances Norma Benskin

Susie Frances Norma Benskin, 85, widow of Stan Benskin, died peacefully Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010. She was at her home at the Oaks in San Luis Obispo listening to one her favorites, "The Three Tenors in Rome." Stan and Susie loved their 30 years in Morro Bay and were active as Friends of the Morro Bay Library. They spent many hours playing golf and helping with golf events. She taught junior golf and volunteered at the Natural History Museum. She loved animals, jazz, opera and the Central Coast and was known for her one liners. Susie lived with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) for eight years and was disappointed that an aggressive thyroid cancer would be the cause of her demise. She looked forward to spending the day with her ''friends,'' the staff at French Hospital in Day Stay, during her frequent blood transfusions and adored her nurse and ''buddy,'' Helen. Beautiful surroundings and the fun folks at the Oaks made her final two and a half years quite enjoyable. Susie is survived by her son, Jeff of New Orleans, La.; daughter, Debbie of South Pasadena, Calif.; and grandsons Malcolm and Alex. Remembrances, in lieu of flowers, should go to the AA and MDS International Foundation,




Thelma Arletta "Lee" Cox Passed away peacefully at home on October 12, 2010 at the age of 95. She enjoyed 53 wonderful years of marriage to Edward Cox (d. 1987). Lee is survived by her two children and their spouses E. Dale Cox (Nancy) and Judy McGrath (Joe); four grandchildren, Russell Cox (Janice), Suzanne Mathison (Jim), Amy Ramos (Greg) and Garth McGrath; brother-in-law, Fred Cox (Ruth); seven great grandchildren, Ashley, Nathan and Melanie Cox, James and William Mathison and Allison and Ryan Ramos; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Lee was born in Loleta, CA and, after marrying, moved to San Rafael, where she was a resident for 70 years. Self-employed as a masseuse for over 50 years, she retired at the age of 90. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends celebrating togetherness. Lee was an avid reader and loved being at the beach, especially Stinson and Hawaii. Her favorite hobby was collecting teddy bears, with over 300 in her collection. She was a wise and witty woman with a great sense of humor and we will miss her. On Saturday, October 30, 2010 from noon to 3:00 PM, the family would like to invite Lee's friends to a gathering to celebrate her life at the Spinnaker in Sausalito, which was her favorite restaurant. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.




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In Loving Memory Alex Trujillo Oct. 23, 1946 - July 12, 2010 Our beloved son, father, grandfather, brother & uncle entered into rest with .....



Theresa Esther Skubik

Theresa was born June 4, 1925 in Sunrise, Wyoming and moved to Sugarite, New Mexico at the age of two. She lived there until she was sixteen and then her family moved to San Pedro, CA. She graduated from San Pedro High School in 1942, met and married and loved the same man, Martin Skubik, until he passed away in 1975. She passed away October 16, 2010 in Torrance, CA. Theresa is survived by daughter, Marsha Mix of Lake Arrowhead, Sheryle Bird of Huntington Beach, Carolyn Daddario of San Pedro; and sons, Martin Skubik, Jr., Art Skubik and Jerry Skubik of San Pedro. Her example of compassion and sacrifice is an inspiration to family and friends. "Always taking care of others," many would say about the life of Theresa Skubik. Not too many people have the heart the size of hers, well, with the exception of Mother Theresa. Her six children all agree that her influence had been totally first-rate. We have benefited from her strong example, endurance and honesty. The meals she prepared daily, doctor appointments and the planned birthday parties that were always appreciated and will never be forgotten. We would like to thank her for not only being a great mother, but a kind, loving person who never criticized, but used praise instead. Ask any one of her adoring grandchildren, Tava, Philip, Kristin and Caroline or great-grandchildren, Hudson and Reece. As a mother, she had to fill many shoes such as nurse, teacher, cook, taxi driver, hostess, adviser, encourager and listener. She had filled out hearts with so much happiness by making the world a brighter place to live in. They don't make mother's like her anymore and we hope she can understand how proud we will always be to have a special mother who means so much to us. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in San Pedro. Please sign the guestbook at



Thomas Gerald Olson

R.I.P. Thomas Gerald Olsen. BELOVED BOTHER/BELOVED FATHER/BELOVED UNCLE/ BELOVED HUSBAND & SON. He was a resident of San Francisco, Calif. Bay Area for many years. However, he did reside in the Hanford & Fresno, Calif. area in the mids 1980's and early 90's., A.K.A. "TENACIOUS TOMMY" Enjoyed his Harleys and traveling., "A POWERFUL KIND OF GUY" with definitely a unique perspective on life., HE WILL TRULY BE MISSED....MAY HE REST IN PEACE IN JESUS' NAME., He loved his siblings, his two boys Shelbey & Max & his two daughters April & Ivy. he impacted more lives than he realized., Born 2/28/56, met the Master Our Lord & Savior on 10/9/2010. He was 54 years of age.



Tim Lisenby

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June 18, 1958 ~ October 7, 2010 Beloved son, brother, husband, father, uncle, and grandfather. Victor, 52, was the first born son of the late Victor Manual Figueroa, Sr., and Mary Catherine Garcia Figueroa, and eldest brother to Peggy Ann Macias, Alberto Figueroa Garcia, Carroll Marie Buller, and Francisco Jose Figueroa. He is survived by his partner and wife of many years, Renita Lucas-Figueroa; his three children Debra Schermerhorn, Brandon Figueroa, and Tessa Figueroa, his seven grandchildren, Jesse Bryant Perkins, Katherine Lee Schemerhorn, Alexandria Grace Schemerhorn, Mallorie Ann Matthews, Izaya Andrew Matthews, Lannie Marie Matthews, and Chloe Jean Matthews, nine nieces and nephews, and 11 great nieces and nephews. Victor passed quietly from this world in the morning hours of October 7, 2010 at Rapides Regional Hospital in Alexandria, Louisiana as a result of health-related complications. Victor was a Master electrician whose skills and abilities, honed over more than 20 years in the profession, were in high demand with Armstrong Entertainment, Inc., and more recently with Jim's Rides, Inc. Not unlike his passion for fast cars and good food, Victor relished his work which took him to many communities across the nation. He was a valued employee who took pride in his work and welcomed the opportunity to bring the excitement of the carnival to many who might not otherwise experience the joy of Ferris wheels, bumper cars, or the tasty pleasure of cotton candy. Victor was loved, and he will be truly missed. Cards or letters of condolences can be sent to the Figueroa Family at 1200 Fir Avenue, Atwater, California 95301. Rosary will be held on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 9:35am, with Mass to follow at10am at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 1799 Winton Way, Atwater.



Vartan Voskanian

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Vincent Fiorillo

Vincent Fiorillo, 72, longtime owner of Fiorillo's Restaurant and Banquets in Santa Clara, Calif., died Oct. 18, 2010, in Monte Sereno, Calif. 




MAYS, WILLIAM ARTHUR San Diego 3/21/29 -10/12/10 10/25/10 at 1:00 p.m. Anderson-Ragsdale Chapel Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary (619)263-3141 



Walton Leonard Long

Walton L. Long passed away peacefully at his home on Oct. 16, 2010 after a lengthy illness., He was a long time resident of the Ojai Valley, having moved to Ojai from Orange County in 1955. He was born in Anaheim on June 2, 1919. His mother, born Maria Schmid, had come to the United States from Germany as a young woman. His father, Jess Long, was a citrus farmer in Orange County. Walt grew up In Orange County, helping on the family citrus farms. He graduated from Anaheim High School and attended Fullerton Junior College. He also studied music, and became an accomplished violinist., Walt and his brother Wilbur, while in their twenties, took over management of the family farms when their father passed away. Together, they invented and built a machine that allowed a single operator to drive and spray insecticides on citrus trees, which was featured in agricultural magazines during that time. In the early days of World War II, Walt enlisted in the United States Navy, and served honorably until the end of the war, mostly on islands in the South Pacific., Near the end of the war, he met and soon married Marjorie Blodgett, the love of his life. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Oct. 12, 2010. They have four children, Jess, Janis, Johanna and Mary., Along with his citrus farming, Walt developed an interest in horse racing, and began successfully breeding and training Quarter Horses for the track in the 1950s. His most successful race horses included Baby Jani, Toyon Kid, Samia Gamal and the stallion Honest Abe, winning races throughout the Southwest at tracks such as Los Alamitos, Bay Meadows and Turf Paradise., Walt also served as a Director and Vice-President of the Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Racing Association. He later became interested in breeding and racing Thoroughbred horses, and raised many fine Thoroughbreds as well. In 1955, with development encroaching on Orange County citrus ranching, Walt traveled to the Ojai Valley and fell in love with the citrus ranches in Ojai's East End. He and Wilbur soon purchased one, and Walt moved his family there, where he continued to grow oranges and breed horses for many years., The family partnership, Long Brothers, also owned and managed two lemon farms in Ventura County. Walt was active in various local organizations, including the Ojai Valley Ranchers' Association, the San Antonio School Board, the Ojai Trails Association and several citrus packing and shipping associations. Walt and his family enjoyed vacation trips to various destinations in Canada, Arizona, Nevada, and Mexico. The family also took pleasure in boating and fishing in local waters, as well as participating in many equestrian events., Walt greatly enjoyed attending large extended family reunions and gatherings. In the 1980s Walt and Marge traveled extensively in the United States, visiting friends and many historical sites, including the battlefields of the Civil War and the Alamo., Walt is survived by his wife, Marjorie; brother, Wilbur Long; son, Jess Long; daughter and son-in-law, Janis and Jay Nicholas; daughters, Johanna Long and Mary Long; grandson, Skyler Ditchfield and his wife Lindsey; grandson, Ryan Hauf; granddaughter, Amy Nicholas; grandson, Travis Nicholas; nieces, Misty Groth and Kathleen Lenski; and great-granddaughter, Kyla Ditchfield; as well as many beloved relatives and friends. He will be greatly missed by all., There will be visitation from 2 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, and a funeral service at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Joseph Reardon Funeral Home, 757 E. Main Street, Ventura; 643-8623.



William James Bullis

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



William Lester

Fr. William F. Lester, S.J. Resident of Los Gatos Fr. William Francis Lester, 89, died at Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose, on October 17, 2010. He was a Jesuit for 69 years and an ordained priest for 56 years. Bill began his Jesuit life on August 14, 1941. His Jesuit ministry was varied: he taught high school, did hospital chaplaincy, served in various parishes in the Santa Clara Valley, and for several years was a syndicated columnist, and radio commentator. In 1978 he founded the Foundation for Moral Education, later renamed Moral Dimensions, a non-profit educational organization whose purpose was to promote classical natural law morality through the mass media. In 1986 Fr. Lester moved to Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. During these years Bill combined his apostolic works with his penchant for writing. Bill is survived by a sister, Mary Lester, of Cupertino. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, 300 College Avenue, Los Gatos, on Tuesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will immediately follow at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, 490 Lincoln Street, Santa Clara. Arrangements by DARLING-FISCHER Chapel of the Hills, Los Gatos. Donations in memory of Father Lester may be made to the California Province of the Society of Jesus, P.O. Box 68, Los Gatos, CA 95031 or to a charity of your choice.



William Miller

William Jack Miller was born April 1, 1930 in Danville, Ill. The son of Homer and Agnes Miller, Jack was the third of four boys. Oldest was Gerald then Edward, Jack and Melvin. Jack grew up a true country boy playing and working in the fields of Danville and winning ribbons for his horse riding and roping from a very young age. He also found himself becoming a young entertainer singing with his aunt Virginia on a weekly radio program., But his life really began to change when he joined the Navy right out of high school in 1947 to see the world. Jack found many fond memories as a crew member of the USS Missouri - the Mighty Mo. Fighting in the Korean war he traveled throughout Asia as well as Europe. It was during those long voyages that he taught himself to play the guitar. He was a true fan of Country Western music and was so thrilled to have discovered that you could play nearly any country song using only three cords., He landed in many exotic ports during his time in the Navy but he found the girl of his dreams, Jeanne Semaria, right back in the USA on a blind date in 1950. It was in August of that same year that they were married, the beginning of 60 wonderful years together. They were married in Norfolk but soon moved to Jeannes hometown of Brooklyn, N.Y. Their first child, Cherie, came along in 1953 and two years later it was Debby, then Brian, and then Danny born in 1969., While living in New York, Jack put that guitar to good use and played in a Coney Island Honky Tonk called The Eagle Bar under the stage name "Billy Jack." Not only could he earn a little extra money to help raise his young family, but he was able to do something he loved in the process. It was the spring of 1968 when Jack decided to move his family west for a better life (and to get away from the cold winters!). Having worked multiple jobs those first couple of years, he finally landed at Los Angeles County Medical Center where he worked for 20 years before retiring in 1990., The last 20 years Jack has spent with his sweetheart and watching his 11 grandchildren grow. He and Jeanne traveled to many places around the world and particularly loved taking cruises racking up 19 cruises altogether from Alaska to Greece. In addition to traveling, he loved working in his garden, trips to Las Vegas, reading western novels and joke books and of course playing his guitar for his family, a memory that will never be forgotten., Jack died Oct. 15, 2010 after a very brief battle with cancer.



Williams, Evelynne

Saturday, October 23, 2010 2:00 AM 

Evelynne Williams Evelynne Williams passed peacefully on Oct. 20, 2010 after a short illness. She is survived by a husband of 48 years, William ..... 



Wilma Shoemaker Tyrone

Wilma Shoemaker Tyrone December 25, 1925 - October 20, 2010 Wilma was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, one of two children of Frank and Gladys Shoemaker. She graduated from Fillmore High School in 1943. In 1946 Wilma married Frank Young, who passed away in 1952. She married Clay Tyrone in 1961 and he died in 1963. Her brother, Waldo Shoemaker, also predeceased her. She was employed in Indiana by the Associates Investment Company for 10 years. Wilma moved to Bakersfield in 1953 and was employed for 32 years by ARCO Oil & Gas Company, holding many positions and retiring in 1985 as an Executive Secretary. After her retirement she worked as a volunteer for a number of organizations: Vita Program, Bakersfield City Schools, Election Board and others. Wilma was a longtime member of the Mavericks club and enjoyed dancing and socializing with her friends. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Phyllis Shoemaker, and cousins, Diane Meacham and Dorette Pope. Visitation will be on Monday, October 25, 2010, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Greenlawn Memorial Chapel, 3700 River Blvd. At her request, there will be no funeral service. In Wilma's memory, a donation may be made to the . Greenlawn Mortuary