POWERS, ADA MAE January 19, 1919 - October 5, 2010 Ada Mae Powers was born in New Jersey in 1919. Ada was married to Cecil "Butch" Powers and they built their home in Point Loma in 1949 where she lived out her life. She had a love for traveling to foreign countries and writing about her experiences. She also wrote a book of "Poems from the Heart." Ada worked for the IRS for 24 years in San Diego. Ada is survived by many loving nieces and nephews, and a Celebration of Life is planned for family and friends on Sunday, November 28, 1 p.m., at Ada's home. Memorials may be made to San Diego Hospice, Unity, Blood Bank, and Pennisula Shepard Senior Center.
May 3, 1952 - November 7, 2010 Allen R. Bossard Jr. of Los Banos passed away on November 7, 2010 at his home, in Los Banos, CA. He was 58 years old. His ashes will be laid to rest at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery at 32053 W. McCabe Rd, Santa Nella, CA, on Friday, November 19, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Memorial Service Honoring the lives of BOTH Buzz and his father, Allen Roy Bossard Sr., who recently passed away, on September 14, 2010, at the LDS Church at 12:00 noon at 1826 S. Center Street in Los Banos, CA. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to any veteran charity of your choice or personal charity.
ARAIZA, Araceli Ortiz Was brought into this world on October 22, 1982. She was the youngest of seven and was taken unexpectedly at only 28 years old. She has now gone to join her father, brother & nephew. Her spirit is still strong and her family will always remember her unique characteristics such as her quirky collections of piggy banks, pennies, books and movies.
WEISCHEDEL, ARTHUR Sept. 12, 1924 to Nov. 8, 2010 Arthur Weischedel passed away peacefully on November 8th at 6:45 p.m. He was born in Ocean Beach, CA, and also lived in San Diego and La Mesa, CA. Arthur was 86 and is preceded in death by his wife Elaine. Arthur is survived by his daughter Pamela, her husband Richard Ehrlich, son Donald, and his wife Judi Weischedel. He has four grandchildren, Wendy, Krystal, Nicole, and Brittney, plus six great-grandchildren. Arthur, with his wife and children, took many sightseeing trips, traveling by automobile and towing a tear drop trailer across the United States. Arthur was a great husband, a good father, and a wonderful grandfather. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Adam Hinojos of Lemoore died peacefully at St. Agnes hospital on October 30 at 7:30 a.m. at the age of 89 after a short illness. Adam was born in Kansas City, MO to Joseph and Altagracia Hinojos on June 6, 1921. His mother passed away when he was 6 months old and he and his father moved to Lemoore, California. He graduated from Lemoore High in 1941 and joined the war effort by enlisting in the US Army Air Corps. He was stationed in Horham, England during, . He met his future wife Annie Robertson on a double date while up in Scotland. They were married on September 18, 1945. After the war Adam returned to Lemoore in 1946. His wife joined him the same year., Adam is survived by his two children, Jo Ann Hinojos of Lemoore and John A. Hinojos of San Diego. He is also survived by a half-sister, Josephine Stanton, of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Adam and Annie celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in September 2005. His wife Annie, passed away in March 2006. In addition to his daughter Jo Ann and his son John, Adam also added "adopted" many additional children that he included in his extended family: Robert Cox of San Diego, Laney Baltazar of Lemoore, Michael Baltazar (his "grandson") of Fresno, Rickie and Duane Souza, and Susette and Dave Ecker of Lemoore, and Rick Chapman and Jan Mooney of Reno, Sandi Everhart, Jim Hyberg and Barbara Spencer of Fresno and Kathy Sackett of Hanford. Adam hosted an American Field Service (AFS) exchange student in 1969, Peter Rado, from Italy., Adam was an active member of St. Peter's Catholic Church and an avid supporter of the Lemoore High Tigers and CSU Fresno State Bulldogs football teams. He was also very active and volunteered at the Lemoore Senior Center. Adam was involved with the 95th Bomb Group (a World War II reunion association) which was the squadron he served during World War II. He served as president of the organization and twice placed the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers representing the organization which he recently placed with Michael Baltazar, his "grandson" in August 2010., During his lifetime he enjoyed traveling, golfing, and was a longtime fan of the San Francisco Giants and 49'ers, and participated on bowling teams for Boston Ranch Company and Lincoln Market. He also enjoyed growing roses and visiting his wife's relatives in Scotland., Memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 20 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Lemoore. Arrangements are by Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel. Friends, who wish, may contribute in his memory to the, , 2222 W. Shaw Ave., #201, Fresno, CA 93711 or the St. Peters Catholic Church Building Fund, 19 Follett St., Lemoore, CA 93245.
ADELFA SOTELO LOZANO FEB 15, 1922 - NOV 13, 2010 Adelfa S. Lozano passed away peacefully on Saturday morning of natural causes. She had made her peace with God and was ready to join her husband Raul Lozano (Jimmie) and her daughter Mary Jane, who had preceded her in death. She is survived by her son Jimmie and wife Trine Lozano; daughter Lilliam Trudell and daughter Liz and husband Don Dennison; and nine grand- children; sixteen great-grand-children; and 1 great great-grandchild. She was born in Del Rio, Texas and moved with her husband to San Jose, CA, where they raised their family, then they moved to Modesto 22 years ago. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She never lost her sense of humor, she will be deeply missed by all of her family and friends. Viewing will be Friday, Nov. 19th from 4-8 p.m., Room F. Services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20th at 11 a.m. in the Oak Chapel.Oak Hill Funeral Home 300 Curtner Avenue San Jose, CA. 95125 (408)795-2029.
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Surrounded by his family, Alejandro Parra Galaviz went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 9, 2010 in Oxnard at the age of 89., He was born on Aug. 27, 1921 in Nogales, Mexico and was the third of 10 children born to Alejandro and Carlota Galaviz. Growing up in Arizona with a large family during the Great Depression meant great personal sacrifices as a child. He often missed school to help support his family by working in the cotton fields or by taking any other job that he could find., By the time he was 12 years old, Alejandro quit school altogether and began working permanently. Through his hard work and perseverance he was able to acquire many different talents. Over the years, he performed jobs that required skills in construction, mechanics, electricity, masonry and plumbing. Even later in his life, he did not forget these skills and was always ready to give a helping hand to anyone in need., On Jan. 1, 1941 Alejandro married Veronica A. Hernandez. They lived in Arizona and Mexicali before permanently relocating to Oxnard in 1960. He was a dedicated employee of 20 years at Saticoy Country Club as an irrigation technician. He had a very strong work ethic and took pleasure in his job., On Oct. 22, 1961 Alejandro accepted the Lord as his Savior and was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. He subsequently received the gift of the Holy Spirit on Nov. 3, 1963. Alejandro was a faithful and active member of the Oxnard Apostolic Assembly Church for many years, the last 23 years under the pastorship of his son, Richard Galaviz. He thoroughly enjoyed the fellowship with the church members and as a musician would play the electric or bass guitar during church services., Alejandro took great pleasure in his family and helped to raise some of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was affectionately called "Tata" by most of the family. As a very affable person, Alejandro liked to spend time socializing with family. He could talk on the phone for hours, and he would also visit his children's homes and those of his sisters in Oxnard on a regular basis. In his earlier years he would visit family members still living in Arizona and also San Jose, Calif. Due to his engaging personality, he was often the center of attention at any family gathering, and that's the way he liked it., Being outdoors was something Alejandro enjoyed. Some of his hobbies included gardening and landscaping. He took special care of his yard and constantly kept the grass very green and well manicured. Neighbors and friends would often comment on how nice the yard looked., Alejandro and his beloved wife, Veronica ("Noni"), celebrated 69 wonderful years of marriage prior to her death on Jan. 13, 2010., Alejandro is survived by his four children: Alex (Jovita), Charlotte, Richard (Esther), and Joel (Patty). He was a proud Tata to his 12 grandchildren: Rachel Crouch (Harold), Sandra Soto (Jesse), Alex Galaviz (Jennifer), Robert Galaviz (Tiffany), Veronica Gonzales (Ron), Isaac Bustillos (Maria), David Bustillos (Gilma), Ruben Cortez (Anel), Roger Cortez (Melissa), Esther Louey (Quon), Richard Galaviz (Sherri) and Samuel Galaviz. He also leaves behind 37 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren, two sisters, Rebecca Sanchez and Anita Suniga of Oxnard, and many nieces and nephews., The Galaviz family would like to thank the nursing staff in the ICU at St. Johns Hospital and the staff of FMC Dialysis Services Channel Islands, especially Cecilia, for all their exemplary care and support., "Tata, nunca t olvidaremos y por siempre t amaremos.", A Memorial Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, and Funeral Service at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Oxnard Revival Center, 2640 Alvarado St., Oxnard. Burial will follow at the Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, 5400 Valentine Rd., Ventura. Officiating the services is Pastor Richard Galaviz, son., Assisting the Galaviz' family with the funeral arrangements is Funeraria del Angel, 401 W. Channel Islands Blvd, Oxnard.
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Alex Fagan, retired San Francisco Chief of Police, passed away Nov. 8, 2010, in London, England, at the age of 60.
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Long time Hanford business owner, Alger (Scotty) Chamberlain Scott passed away Saturday, November 6, 2010 at the age of 94., Scotty was born to Alger B. and Mildred C. Scott in San Luis Obispo, on December 7, 1915. Scotty's family moved to Hanford during his High School years, and as a young man, Scotty found himself working side-by-side with his father, at the Belridge Oil Company. Scotty also worked for Kaiser Permanente, Hitchcock Transportation and Don Keith Trucking, before joining his wife, Alice, in operating Star Stenographic Services, in 1958., Those who knew Scotty, will remember a man with an incredible intellect. Well into his 90's, he could recollect the tiniest details of most events in his life. As Scotty got older, his speech was slower, but his stories held your attention. Scotty had a passion for understanding how things operated, and well into his retirement, enjoyed tinkering in his garage and on the equipment that he had operated for so many years., Scotty was married to Alice Howard Scott. They met while working at Kaiser Permanente during WWII. After the war ended, they came to live near Scotty's family, in Hanford., Scotty and Alice had no children. However, there were many friends, business associates and employees and the Scott's were well known in Hanford, as partner/owners of Star Stenographic Services. Clients knew Scotty paid tremendous attention to detail. He was very professional, and a true craftsman. Those who knew Scotty and Alice remember them as active community members. Their contributions to the community of Hanford were great., Scotty was preceded in death by his wife, Alice, his parents, Alger & Mildred Scott, and his brother Royal Scott. He is survived by his sister Harriet Feaver of Fresno and numerous nephews and nieces., It was always Scotty's wish to stay at home as long as possible, and many people assisted in his care over the past few years. But Rebecca Hubbard, who took him into her home and cared for him as part of her family, truly was his angel on earth. Because of her willingness to make this full time commitment, Scotty was able to live in a home environment as his health weakened., Special Mention should also be made, to Adventist Health Home Care and Hospice for playing a tremendous role in Scotty's comfort and allowing Rebecca some respite care that she otherwise would not have received., It was Scotty's wish that he be interred with his wife Alice, in Lodi, California. There will be a Memorial Service in Hanford, at People's Funeral Chapel, on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 2 p.m., In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Adventist Home Health Care and Hospice, 460 Kings County Drive, Hanford., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements entrusted to People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591.
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POLLOCK, Anderina (Andi), (Twells) Anderina "Andi" Pollock was born in Springburn, Scotland on May 12, 1939 to James and Flora Pollock (Rollo), and went to school in Bishopbriggs, Scotland. Andi arrived in America in 1957 and married Tom Twells in 1960 in San Francisco they had two sons Harry and Gordon, and then divorced in 1982. Andi has lived in Rincon Valley since 1976. Andi worked for Crocker Bank until 1978, then at Michelle's Restaurant and at The Tides. From 1990 till 2001 she was the Hospitality Coordinator at Benziger Winery in Glen Ellen then retired. Andi worked part-time for Hans Fahden Winery as a wedding coordinator through 2009. Andi was known for having a place for everything and a good sense of humor she enjoyed traveling to warm places with her friends, frequent trips to Bodega Bay and shopping in Montgomery Village. In 1997 Andi began AA for the final time and it was the support and love of so many in the program that allowed her to live a full and complete life one day at a time. Ultimately it was her faith in Jesus and His Grace that allowed her the strength to face each day with the class and dignity she displayed in every aspect of her journey. Andi passed away in her home Thursday morning November 11, 2010 at 11:11 a.m. with her two sons Harry and Gordon by her side. A public memorial service for Andi will be held Thursday November 18, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. at Santa Rosa Memorial Park Chapel. As was Andi's wish she will be cremated with her ashes scattered by her boys at a later date. SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN & LANCE CHAPEL, 545-3747
Arrington, Anne Hurt August 20, 1934 - November 12, 2010 Anne Hurt (Anna) Arrington, 76, of Richmond, a long-time resident of the Los Angeles area, died November 12, 2010. She is survived by her husband of thirty-one years, Charles Breckenridge Arrington, Jr. (Breck); children Jessica Hill Gould (Scott) of Santa Rosa CA, Joel Hurt Jones (Maria) of New York City, Anne Ridley Jones-Drennan (Dan) of Carpinteria CA; grandchild Robert Taylor Bilbao of San Francisco CA; step children Elisabeth Arrington Cox (Richard) of Richmond, Anne Taylor Arrington (Daniel Schneider) of Missoula MT, Charles B. Arrington III (Luann) of Bay City MI, Robert Nash Arrington (Laraine) of Lawrenceville GA; foster daughter Lesleigh Gasbarre (Nick) of Agoura CA; step grandchildren Mary Taylor Walsh of Brunswick ME, Elisabeth Anne Arrington of Bay City MI, Sophia May Arrington and John Charles Arrington of Lawrenceville, GA; sisters Martha Hurt Loewy of Philadelphia PA, Sally Hurt Fleming (Dr. Lamar) of Atlanta GA, Clyde Hurt Feil (Otto) of Atlanta GA; and six nieces and nephews. Anna was born August 20, 1934 in Atlanta where she grew up. Her parents, Anne Phillips Ridley Beauchamp and William Beauchamp, as well as her adoptive father and Anne's second husband, Joel Hurt III, all pre-deceased her. Anna graduated from Washington Seminary for Girls (now the Westminster Schools) in 1952 and from Hollins College (now University) in 1956. She married Robert M. Jones in 1956. She began her professional life as a dancer in New York City and as an actress in Williamsburg VA and Cleveland OH. The couple moved to Los Angeles CA in 1959 where Anna began teaching in private and public schools. After her marriage ended, she worked in television production. Changing her career path in 1976, she worked as a public affairs analyst at the Atlantic Richfield Company in Los Angeles. In 1978, she was named the Arts and Humanities Program Officer for the Atlantic Richfield Foundation, one of the major corporate foundations in the country at that time. She became nationally respected and much beloved for her work with non-profit organizations throughout the country as well as in the Los Angeles arts community. She led in many ground-breaking arts projects, just a few examples of which were the Black Folk Arts Exhibit and the Hispanic Arts in America Exhibit, both initially at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC, and the early activities of the Simon Wiesenthal Center of Holocaust Studies in Los Angeles. She was the founding president of Arts Inc., a non-profit entity providing support to a wide range of organizations in the Los Angeles basin. In 1979, she married Breck Arrington, a widower and lawyer/executive with the Atlantic Richfield Company. They took early retirement from ARCO and its Foundation at the end of 1985, moving to Washington, DC. Anna became Director of Development for the Aspen Music Festival in New York City and Aspen, CO, while Breck served as vice president of a Washington DC consulting firm. After three years of service with Aspen, Anna turned to consulting work with a number of significant cultural organizations. In 1991, the couple moved to Richmond, living in the Church Hill Old and Historic District. At that point, Anna retired but partnered with Breck in his capacity as executive vice president (chief operating officer) of The Virginia Bar Association. After his retirement from the VBA in early 2006, the couple devoted themselves to overseas adventure travel to such places as Antarctica, southern and eastern Africa, Mongolia, Russia, India, and other locales. In January of 2009, Anna was diagnosed with stage four cancer. She heroically contested the disease until her death. Avocationally, Anna was, among many other interests, a devoted trail rider throughout southern and central California at distances up to fifty miles at a time. She loved chamber music, serving on the board of Chamber Music America for over ten years. From her childhood, she had a passion for opera and dance. She played the piano and through such avenues as photography classes at the Studio School of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts became a gifted photographer. She loved animals, especially horses and standard poodles. She served Hollins for many years, including membership on the Alumnae Board, as reporter for her class, and her continuing time and attention. She had a special affinity for St. John's Church here in Richmond and it is believed that she was the first female Senior Warden in the history of this historic 400-year-old institution. Funeral arrangements are with the Bennett Funeral Home in Richmond. Internment with family and close friends will be at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond at 10 AM Saturday, December 4, with a memorial service at St. John's at 2401 East Broad Street on Church Hill at 11 AM and a reception following in the Parish Hall adjacent to the church. Suggested alternatives to flowers in Anna's memory are Hollins University, P.O. Box 9629, Roanoke VA 24020, or the St. John's Church Endowment Fund, 2319 East Broad Street, Richmond 23223. The family wishes to thank, in addition to the continuing help and kindnesses of Anna's legion of relatives and friends, especially Dr. James Khatcheressian, Deborah Weller N.P., Melissa Dunn, and the other staff at the Virginia Cancer Institute for their care of Anna, as well as Sara Sorrell C.N.A of Care Advantage for her attentions. "The rude sea grew civil at her song, And certain stars shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music." A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act II, Scene 1
Antonia Rodriguez May 10, 1933 - November 12, 2010 Antonia was born in San Martin, Hidalgo, Mexico, on May 10, 1933, and passed away on November 12, 2010, battling with heart and kidney failure. She had resided in Bakersfield, CA, for 32 years as a homemaker. Antonia was a one-of-a-kind person who deeply cared and loved all those who came to know her. She loved to garden and enjoyed cooking for her family. She was always in prayer and was always sewing or crocheting and enjoyed life. Antonia is preceded in death by her husband, Santos Rodriguez, and daughter, Concepcion Estrada. She is survived by her sons, Miguel and wife Elsa Rodriguez, Luis and wife Leticia Rodriguez, Manuel Rodriguez, Rafael and wife Lilia Rodriguez, Abel and wife Esther Rodriguez, Carlos Rodriguez, Salvador Rodriguez, Enrique Rodriguez, and Pablo and wife Judy Rodriguez; daughters, Elena and husband Gerardo Trujillo, Rosa Rodriguez, and Angelica and husband David Banraza; 33 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends. Antonia was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be deeply missed and never forgotten. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2010, from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary starting at 6:00 p.m., at Greenlawn Memorial Chapel, 3700 River Blvd. Mass will be held on Friday, November 19, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady Guadalupe, 601 E. California Ave. Greenlawn Mortuary
Antonio E. Aldave 64 of Olivehurst passed away on November 14, 2010. Graveside Services will be at Sutter Cemetery, 7200 Butte Ave. in Sutter, on Friday November 19, 2010 at 2pm. Arrangements are under the direction of, Marysville
Retired Chief Petty Officer Antonio "Tony" Baza, 85, of Dixon, Calif., passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, Nov. 6, at David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base., He was born on Oct. 11, 1925, on Guam., He served 21 years in the United States Navy as a submarine cook. He retired from the Navy in 1971., Visitation will be held today from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a Rosary at 6 p.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Dixon, Calif. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church. The burial with full military honors will be at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon., Arrangements are by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, Dixon, (707) 693-0292. Visit the on line guest book at www.bryanbraker.com.,
Apolinario "Poli" Munoz, age 83, a resident of Coachella, Calif., passed away in Indio, Calif. on November 13, 2010. He was born in California on August 13, 1927. Mr. Munoz worked for Bagdesarian packing shed for many years. He is survived by two sisters, Eloisa Barron of Thermal, Calif. and Elisa Pedraza of Anaheim, Calif.; and a brother-in-law, Apolinar Zapata Garcia of Coachella. Friends may call for visitation at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Indio on Friday, November 19, 2010 at the hour of 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM with a Rosary at noon. A Funeral Mass will be held at the hour of 12:30 PM at the church. Burial will follow at the Coachella Valley Cemetery. Fitz Henry-Wiefels Indio directors.
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Armando Meza Ruiz, born January 10, 1931 in Brawley, California passed away privately in his home on November 7, 2010. He was 79 years old., Armando was a, Veteran, drafted into the U.S., in 1952. He served with company K, 130th Infantry Regiment. He was a light weapons infantryman who performed the duties of Squad Leader and was awarded the Korean Service Medal, 2, , the United Nations Service Medal and the Combat Infantry Badge. Upon his honorable discharge with the rank of Corporal, Armando returned home to his friends and family in Hanford. Shortly afterwards he married Rosie Ramirez and eventually settled in Armona to raise their 3 sons, Armand Jr., Robert and Samuel., In 1962 Armando was hired with Pirelli/Armstrong tire plant and retired after 37 years in 1999. For more than 22 years, thought the late 60's to early 90's, Armando shared his passion for baseball by coaching such little league teams as "Cassidys," "Budget Homes" and "Armstrong" in Hanford. He later coached the Babe Ruth Teams "Astros" and Reds.", Armando leaves behind his wife of 53 years, his 3 sons, his sisters; Mary Perez, Sally Torres, Irma Verdugo, Virginia Zamora, Evangelina Delco and a brother, Raul. He is preceded in death by his parents, Rodolfo and Patrocinia Ruiz, his sisters, Hortencia Gomez and Rachel Jenson and his brother, Arturo Ruiz., The Recitation of the Rosary will be held at Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Services on Thursday, November 11, at 6:30 p.m. with Mass on Friday at 1 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of March Catholic Church. Burial to follow at Grangeville Cemetery in Armona.
Audie Stachey, a longtime resident of Oxnard, peacefully went to be with our Lord on Saturday the 13th of November at Glenwood Care Center., Audie was born on Sept. 30, 1926 in Fannie, Ark., to Jesse D. Johnston and Donna Johnston. She was raised in Story, Ark., along with four other siblings. Audie married Howard R. Stachey in 1950 and relocated to Oxnard in 1954., During their union they were blessed with three children. She received her Associates of Science degree (RN) in 1985. She also received her Bachelor of Arts in professional studies with a concentration in psychology at St. Joseph's College on May 9, 1998. Audie worked as an RN at Hueneme Adventist Hospital, and also provided her services for private in-home health care. She was most fond of receiving her bachelor's degree, an accomplishment that took 11 years to achieve. She was set back four times due to three spinal operations and a stroke. She persevered and received her degree at age 72 where she was recognized for this accomplishment in her school's paper., Audie was a devoted Christian and attended Nyeland Community Church (Grace Chapel). Audie had a passion for learning, reading, and fashion. She spent most of her evenings reading and studying her "daily devotions." She was a true southern bell. She enjoyed precious moments with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren., Audie is survived by her loving husband, Howard R. Stachey; daughter, Pamela Jeanette Hill (John Hill); and son, Howard R. Stachey, Jr.; grandchildren, Jesseca Calucag, Monica Hill, and Bridget Stachey; great-grandchildren, Jayshan Gaston, Eric Ferguson, Jr., Raymond and Rianna Banks; brothers, Wint and Bert Johnston; sister Joy Beam; and a host of family and friends., She is preceded in death by her parents; her first child, Patricia Annette Calucag; and sister, Edith Garskey., The family would like to thank the staff at Glenwood Care Center, Vitas Hospice and Dr. Adam Sherman for their wonderful care of Audie., Services will be held at Nyeland Community Church (Grace Chapel) on the 20th of November at 2 p.m. (3326 Nyeland Ave., Oxnard, CA 93036).
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Kathleen E. August July 9, 1912 - Nov. 7, 2010 Former Resident of Oakland Kathleen E. August, 98, died on Nov. 7, 2010 at .....
BERRYMAN, Rose McAteer Passed away peacefully with family at her side on Nov. 4, 2010 from complications due to a recent fall. She was born Nov. 18, 1918 in Concord, New Hampshire, one of six children. Rose was preceded in death in January by Tom, her loving husband of 65 years, and by her brothers and sisters. She is survived by children Tom, Jr. of Goleta, Roberta (George) Lehtinen of Carpinteria, Dan (Charlotte) of Spokane,
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BRINTON, Mary Jane Deere Wiman A selfless humanitarian devoted to her family and to many social causes, died peacefully of cancer at her home in San Francisco on Saturday, in the company of family. She was 88. Mrs. Brinton was born on December 3, 1921 in Chicago, IL to Charles Deere Wiman and Patricia Southall Wiman. Mrs. Brinton and her sister, Patricia, were the great-great granddaughters of John Deere, who invented the steel plow in 1837. Raised in Moline, IL,
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BARBARA ALVARES JUN 10, 1945 - NOV 11, 2010 Barbara Alvares, 65 of Hilmar passed away at her home after a long illness. Barbara was born in Newman to Joe & Tillie Santos. She was raised in Stevenson and attended Hilmar schools, graduating from Hilmar High. She married John Alvares on October 11, 1975 and settled in Hilmar where she has lived for the last 35 years. She worked for Dairyland Market in Hilmar as well as Medic Alert in Turlock. She is preceded in death by her parents Joe & Tillie Santos. She is survived by her husband, John Alvares; children, Clarence Rodrigues, Catherine Rodrigues, Leann Craven, and Lonnie Alvares. She also leaves her grand- children, Justin & Kyle Rodrigues, Barbara & Richard Folks, Shealyn & Kadence Craven, and one on the way. Recitation of the rosary will be held at 6:00pm on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd. in Turlock. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 8471 Cypress Ave., Hilmar. Entombment will follow the mass at the Sunset Mausoleum at Turlock Memorial Park. Memorial contributions can be made in Barbara's name to Hospice of Emanuel, 825 Delbon Ave. Turlock, CA 95380. Please share your memories and condolences at, www.turlockmemorialpark.com
Barbara Lamb, Born April 23, 1916 -, Passed October 19, 2010, Barbara Ester (Washburn) Lamb passed away in Cayucos on October 19, 2010 at the age of 94. Barbara was born in Hanford, CA on April 23, 1916 to Earl and Mary Viola (Hames) Washburn. She was born in the family home on Florinda Street and attended local schools. She graduated from Hanford High School in 1934 and attended COS for two years., She moved to Visalia in the mid forties and started a 45 year career as a legal secretary, mostly with Mr. Mitchell. She married Norman Lamb in 1954 in Carmel, CA. Norman was a petroleum supplier in Visalia. Upon her husband's death in 1992, Barbara would split time between Visalia and Cayucos. She cherished her Cayucos home and spending time with her nieces and nephews over the recent years. Holiday's were very special with family. Visiting the Sequoia's, San Francisco for a play and shopping, Tony Bennett's music and a good crab sandwich were some of her favorites., Barbara left us suddenly on October 19. She was still driving to the coast, wearing high heels, very independent, and would enjoy champagne in a very cold glass. She lived her life right to the end with a lot of class., Barbara is the last of her immediate family to pass. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Mary Viola (Hames) Washburn; brother Earl Jr. and wife Billie; brother Byron (Moe); sister Marjorie (Washburn) Chambers and husband Charles., She is survived by many nieces, nephews and close friends., Private burial was October 27, 2010 at the Kings River Cemetery in Hanford where her Mother and Father, brother Earl and wife Billie are also buried. The cemetery is only a short distance from her Mother's birth place on the Kings River., We will miss you Barbara. The memories will console us and your spirit will live with us for all time. We were fortunate to have been part of your life and will always smile when we remember our tall, red headed and fun loving Aunt Barbara. You were truly "one of a kind.", There has been a change of venue for the Celebration of Life for Barbara. It will be held at Vintage Press in Visalia, California on Saturday, November 13, 2010 from 12 - 3 p.m., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements are under the direction of People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St, Hanford, CA 93230 (559)584-5591.
Benjamin Elwood Cantler of Palm Desert, Calif. passed away on October 21, 2010. He was born to Roy and Maggie Cantler at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. on December 15, 1932. He died on October 21 of myelodysplasia and leukemia after two years of struggling with the illness. He was raised in rural Whiteford, Md., where he enjoyed riding horses. He attended Slateridge High School in Wilmington, Del. He left the service after two years as a sergeant. While in the service, friends encouraged him to go to college. Using the G.I. bill, he finished his degree in the College of Business and Public Administration at the University of Maryland. Later he attended
November 18, 1918 - November 10, 2010
Betty passed away peacefully at her home of 47 years in Rancho Palos Verdes on November 11, 2010 surrounded by her family. Born April 2, 1925 in New Haven, CT to Harry and Avanelle Kellgren. Betty married her childhood sweetheart Harry Coulombe on August 4, 1944. Together they had four children; Harry (Joan) Coulombe, Jr. of Long Beach, Susan (Dennis) Capilouto of Surfside, Jane (John) Penman of San Francisco and Nancy (Gordon) Esch of Rancho Palos Verdes. Their seven grandchildren include Michael (Christine) Capilouto of NY, NY, Anne (Michael) Russell of Long Beach, Patrick Capilouto of Huntington Beach, Harry Coulombe III of Long Beach, Joseph Coulombe of Long Beach, Brian Esch of Reno NV, Christopher Esch of Huntington Beach; and four great grandchildren, Amanda, Sara, Jacob Russell of Long Beach, Alexander Capilouto of Huntington Beach. Besides creating a loving home for her family, Betty was also active in several organizations. They included Rolling Hills Golf Club, SPPH Womens Guild, Palos Verdes Assistance League, and San Pedro Assistance League. Betty accumulated in excess of 5,000 volunteer hours over a 25-year span at SPPH. Harry and Betty loved to travel. They enjoyed spending time vacationing in their RV, along with their home in the Lawrence Welk's community in Escondido. Betty remained close to her family after the passing of her beloved Harry in 2000. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the . Services will be held at the Green Hills Chapel on November 20, 2010 at 1pm. Reception will follow at the family home in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Crandall, Betty M. April 25, 1925 - November 12, 2010 Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Betty passed peacefully at her home in Glendora. She is survived by her brother James Nader, her children Thomas, James, Linda (Smith), John, Michael and Patrick, 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren. Memorial mass will be held November 30, 2010 at 10:00 AM at St. Dorothy Catholic Church, 241 S. Valley Center Ave., Glendora, CA 91741, 626-914-3941. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Citrus Valley Hospice, 820 N. Phillips Ave., West Covina, CA 91791. Angeleno Mortuary, 818-753-7880
Betty Jane Sandoval, born Betty Jane Welcher at Grace Hospital in Detroit, Mich., to parents Nora and Leslie Welcher on Nov. 22, 1924, "Grandma Betty" died at home and at rest at 9 a.m. on Oct. 11, 2010. To those who knew her, she loved you all. And to all of us, we are reminded by her "To love one another.", She leaves her two daughters, Leslye Ann Clarke from Guerneville, Calif., and Glennda Lynn Morford of Carson City, Nev. Her son Michael Clarke preceeded her in death on May 22, 2010., She enjoyed time spent with her 10 grandchildren and the flurry of great-grandchildren that continue on into this world. Other family members include her two nieces, Janene Clark and Cherie Nunnick of Grass Valley, Calif. and their extended families, and two nieces from Beaver Creek, Ore., Jesse Winter and Bobbie Hasselbring., Betty worked as a beautician for 30 years but the highlight of her life was in the Navy, from 1942 to 1945. She worked at the Bureau of Ships in Washington, D.C. in the maps division at the Pentagon., She often spoke of feeling "shang-haid" on the desert, where she settled 30 years ago with her husband Louis Sandoval, also a decorated war veteran and, paratrooper from, , who died on May 12, 1998., Betty continued to serve as vice president of the Hi-Desert Waves, unit 122, joining other "shang-haid" Waves Nationals in presenting their wreath to honor the war dead on Memorial Day at Victor Valley Memorial Park where she will be buried on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010., A chapel service from noon to 2 p.m. at Victor Valley Mortuary will be followed by graveside services on the Avenue of Flags including a, Honor Guard presentation and dove ceremony.
Miss Beverly Ariente Watts, Resident of Santa Clara, 74, beloved mother of 3 sons; (late) Rick, Mike, & Nick, grandmother of 9, and greatgrandmother of 6. She touched the lives of so many. Went home to be with the LORD on November 11, 2010. We love you and miss you., Viewing and Rosary Vigil starts at 6pm on Wednesday November 17, at Lima Family Santa Clara. 466 N. Winchester Blvd. Santa Clara. Mass is at St. Clare's on Thursday November 18, 11am at 725 Washington St., Santa Clara, burial to follow, and a potluck reception at Lima Family Maridon Room.
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James Earl Black FALLBROOK -- James Earl Black passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2010. He was born March 12, 1951 in Jackson, Tenn. Jim .....
Bobbie Ruth Cobine was born June 5, 1937 in Seminary, Mississippi. At the age of 14 she married her first husband after getting pregnant. One year later Bobbie divorced her first husband. Later she met her husband William C. Cobine Sr. in Arizona, while with her father with the U.S. Air Force. William and Bobbie were married on July 12, 1955. Bobbie traveled with William C. Cobine Sr. while he was serving in the U.S. Air Force. Bobbie spent the last thirty six years living in Kings County, thirty-three of which she lived in Lemoore. Bobbie worked for Angel De La Guardia for 25 years, in the Kings County area with her husband. Bobbie was married to her husband for more than 50 years until his passing in 2005. Bobbie graduated high school after a long wait on June 2, 2008 at the age of 71., Bobbie wanted to stress on all of her family and friends to always continue education, because she did not have the opportunity herself until later in life., Bobbie passed on November 8, 2010 at Hanford Community Hospital due to complications from Cancer., Bobbie is survived by her sister, Theresa; brother, Joe,' her two sons, William Jr., Paul, six daughters Debra, Wanda, Vickie, Sandra, Tina, Teri; 17 grandchildren; multiple great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson, and many, many friends., Visitation will be held Friday, November 12, 2010 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., at Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore, CA., Friends who wish can make donations in Bobbie's Memory to , 2222 W. Shaw Ave., #201, Fresno, CA 93711.
Brennan John Newsom 2/25/38 - 11/11/10 Brennan John Newsom passed peacefully on November 11, 2010, after a long illness. The fourth of six children born to William A. and Christine Newsom, Brennan grew up an Irish Catholic in San Francisco's Marina District, attending Ecole Notre Dame Des Victoires and St. Ignatius College Prep. He spent two years at Novitiate of the Sacred Heart, a Jesuit seminary, before attending the University of San Francisco, followed by law school at George Washington University and San Francisco Law School. A boxer, a sportsman, a lover of nature, a trial attorney, an ardent democrat, a humanist; throughout his life, Brennan was a fighter and a fierce advocate for those without a voice. His clients became his friends, and his friends, clients. He always stood up for what he believed in, and zealously defended those for whom he cared. Brennan had a wit, energy and effervescence that brightened any room he entered. He could start conversations and make friends with alarming ease. An intellectual, a student of history, of poetry and of prose, Brennan was not just well read, but eager to discuss most any topic, from Russian military history to the poetry of Valery. His life, however, was best defined by his devotion to family. He relished the holidays, often making three or four stops in a day to celebrate with as many family members as possible. He was especially fond of his grand-nieces and -nephews, and madly in love with his grandchildren Grace and Owen. He was incapable of passing a baby without stopping to talk, make faces and lavish compliments. Brennan is survived by his children, Jennifer, Brennan, Eric, William, Chloe and daughter-in-law Kathleen; a devoted older brother, Bill; a caring ex-wife, Franza; his grandchildren Grace and Owen; and countless nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was pre-deceased by his first wife Patsy and by his siblings Carole, Barbara, Sharon and Patrick. He will be missed his friends, family and the hundreds of other people whose lives he touched. A memorial mass will be held on Friday, November 19, at 1:30 p.m. at Notre Dame Des Victoires, 566 Bush Street, San Francisco. Memorial contributions can be made to the Cancer Research Institute. http://www.cancerresearch.org/give/memorial.html Monte's Chapel of the Hills San Anselmo 415-453-8440
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Yzalia A. Brooks was born in Wilton, CA on September 19, 1925, went to be with the Lord on November 14. Her parents Fred .....
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Alfred E. Brown Resident of Oakland, CA Born on November 17, 1955, sunset on Tuesday, November 9, 2010. Viewing of the body on Thursday .....
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James "Jim" Byrne, 67 years Aug. 6, 1943 - Oct. 21, 2010 Eagle River, Alaska, passed away at home in his sleep October 21, .....
MRS. CAROLYN POGGI, 64, of Santa Maria, CA., passed away November 15, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens
WERNER, CATHERINE J. March 7, 1922 to Nov. 11, 2010 Kay passed away peacefully at Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup, Washington, on November 11th with her family at her side. Kay is survived by her three sons, Michael (Pak), Robert (Cindy), and Jim (Michelle). She also leaves three grandchildren, Christopher, Wendi, and Richard. Kay was born in Glen Iris, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia on March 7, 1922. Her mother passed away when she was a child, and she spent her youth living with her sister and father on a farm in the Australian Outback. Kay met and married Jake in Australia during World War II, coming to the United States in 1943 by military freighter. They lived in several East Coast cities during Jake's naval career, settling in San Diego, California in 1956. Kay worked for over 20 years as a retail clerk and retired in 1984. She and Jake enjoyed many years together traveling and visiting casinos. After Jake passed away in 2002, Kay moved to Washington State to live with her family, residing finally at Linden Grove Health Care Center. Kay was truly and sincerely happy to meet every person she was introduced to. She took a sincere interest in every person she met. She loved to listen to every aspect of her friends' and family's lives, hearing about our day and always encouraging us. She loved casinos, horse racing, and her beloved cat, Alley. Our family would like to thank Karen Whitten, Chris and Dee Flohs, Mike and June Ellis for all their care, kind words, and their love for Kay. If she could do it herself, she would give you all a proper thank you. Kay loved everyone and everyone loved her. Donations in Kay's memory may be made to any Humane Society. At Kay's request there will be no public services. Arrangements by Hill Funeral Home, (253) 845-1172, condolences to
October 19, 1954 - November 7, 2010 Charles Velasquez was born in Kingsburg, California on October 19, 1954. He went to be with his Lord and Savior peacefully at home at the age of 56. Charles was a painter by trade. He was also a great handyman. He enjoyed and loved his children dearly. Though he will be missed, he will never be forgotten. For it is not "goodbye" but "see you later". He is survived by his wife Cynthia Velasquez, five wonderful children and their spouses, Paula Sipes and husband Keith, Rosie Velasquez and fiancee Tom, Charlie Velasquez and wife Ludivina, Chante Ochoa and husband Frank and John Velasquez. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life Service on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 2:00 PM at New Beginnings Fellowship, 1365 E. Alexander Ave. in Merced. Arrangements are under the direction of Whitton Family Funeral Service in Merced.
CARLOS FERNANDO CABRAL JUN 30, 1921 - NOV 14, 2010 Age 89, passed Nov. 14th. Born June 30, 1921. Mass, Thursday, 10am, St. Angela's Church, 362 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove, CA., www.struveandlaporte.com
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CAROL ANNE HERNANDEZ Passed away Nov. 12, 2010 in Riverside, CA at the age of 59. Please go to www.akesfamily
Carrie H. Fountaine Feb. 21, 1916 - Nov. 11, 2010 Of San Francisco, Peacefully with her family at her side, devoted wife of the late Templeton D. Fountaine, loving Mother of Olivette Susie Fountaine, Templeton Dunbar (TD) Fountaine Jr., Marcia Irene (Miffie) Fountaine, and David Lynn Fountaine and the late Cornelia Jean Fountaine. Friends are invited to visit after 2:00 pm on Friday and attend the Quiet Hour at 6:00 pm at DUGGAN'S FUNERAL SERVICE, 3434 - 17th Street nr Valencia and the Funeral Service on Saturday at 10:00 am at Community Baptist Church, 2699 Bush Street, San Francisco. Committal Olivet Memorial Park.
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Moye, Catherine Clarina March 6, 1920 - November 10, 2010 Catherine Clarina Kelly Johnson Moye, beloved mother of son David. Predeceased by 1st husband "Tex" Johnson, 2nd husband Ross Moye, youngest son Chuck & eldest granddaughter Diana. Survived by son David & wife Susan, eldest grandchildren David & Lori & their families, youngest granddaughter Devon, dear friend Doreen Reid, & the many loving family members of "Tex" Johnson. The David Johnson Family Memorial Services for "Mom" to be announced.
MAY 7, 1927- NOV. 9, 2010, Our loving mother, Celia B. Hernandez (NANA), was taken to join our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Nov. 9, 2010. Celia was surrounded by her family when the Lord came to take her. Celia was born on May 7, 1927 in Toyah, Texas to Alexandro and Elfida Bitolas. Celia now joins her son, Armando., She is survived by her husbands, Manuel Hernandez and Cornello Castro; daughter, Norma (Bonnie); sons, Richard and Gilbert. She also leaves behind four grandsons, nine granddaughters, eight great-grandsons, six great-granddaughters, and one great-great-grandson., Celia's heart and home was always open to family and friends. Family was very important to Celia, especially their well being. For that reason Nana had an open door policy. Nana loved to dance and sing. Celia also enjoyed her Tecate with lemon and salt! WE WILL MISS OUR MOM, GRANDMOTHER, WIFE, AUNT, COUSIN, SISTER, AND FRIEND!!! Celia was a devout Catholic, belonging to Saint Rose of Lima since moving to Simi Valley in 1967., Memorial service will be at 12 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19 at Saint Rose of Lima Church, 1305 Royal Ave., Simi Valley, CA 93065; 526-1732., Assisting the family with funeral arrangements is the family owned and operated Rose Family Funeral Home and Cremation, our family helping yours, 581-3800.
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On November 14th, 2010 Jess Cervantes Sr. passed away peacefully at 10:40 P.M. in the company of his family. He is survived by his .....
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Cota, Charles M. May 19, 1917 - November 18, 2009 RIP, precious one. Miss you so much. Dessert in your honor tonight!
Charlotte Rix, 8/15/1927 - 11/4/2010, Charlotte passed away at Washington Hospital in Fremont, Calif., after having been a resident of the Masonic Home in Union City, Calif., for several years. Charlotte and her husband, "Bud", who preceded her in death, were long time residents of Lake of the Pines, where they enjoyed their many friends and activities., Charlotte is survived by her daughter, Lisa, and her four children and granddaughters, of the Los Angeles area, her son Mark, and his wife Tammy, and son, of San Martin, Calif., also her sisters, Arlene Murray, and Maxine Lane, of Auburn, Calif.
Cheryl Ann Hansen Cheryl Ann Hansen of Meridian passed away at the age of 50 on November 10, 2010. Born March 20, 1960 in Grass Valley, Cheryl was a lifelong resident of Northern California. A former Bay Area Dental Assistant, Cheryl spent the last 14 years raising her children in Meridian. Cheryl is survived by her husband of 29 years, William "Chris" Hansen, of Meridian; her daughters Sarah (Benjamin) Salo of Plumas Lake and Savannah (Douglas) Chaney of Sutter; son Daniel Hansen of Meridian; sisters Lyndia Taylor of Maryland, and Cathy Taylor of Oregon; and 2 granddaughters. Cheryl is preceded in death by her mother Mildred Taylor and her father Ray Taylor. A celebration of life ceremony will be held November 20, 2010 at 2:00PM, at the Meridian Lions Club in Meridian. Send Condolences at
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Rosemarie Estelle Chivello, Age 96 Aug. 10, 1914 - Nov. 12, 2010 Resident of San Leandro Rosemarie was born in Oakland to Daniel & .....
Christine Nova Klinge, 89, passed peacefully into the hands of her Lord on Oct. 29. She died of natural causes in Davis, Calif., Christine was born on Jan. 5, 1921, in McHue, Ark., to William Edgar and Nova Patterson Pasley., She was raised and attended school in Arkansas until her family moved to Vacaville, Calif. With the breakout of World War II, she began her career in the food service industry at Peter Pan Fountain in Vallejo, Calif., lived for a time in Long Beach, and then returned to Vallejo at long-remembered restaurants Bob's Place, Pat's Restaurant, Renfro's and the Golden Bubble., In 1955, she married the late Andy Klinge and raised her family in Vallejo. She was one of Vallejo's leading citizens for many years and contributed her time unselfishly as president of the Committee to build Vallejo General Hospital, as president of the Cooper School PTA, as president of the Vallejo High School Marching Band Boosters, and as a long-standing member of the First Presbyterian Church., She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Hattie Irene Crawford and Thomas Pasley, both of Dixon, Calif., and William Pasley of Vacaville., She was loved and will be missed by her sister, Luella Guaydacan of Dixon, Calif.; her children and grandchildren, John, Michelle, Spencer and Garrett Klinge of Oak Park, Calif., and Andrea Klinge of Fresno, Calif.; and numerous nephews and nieces., During the later years of her life, Christine was blessed with the constant care of her favorite niece and "guardian angel," Faye Leclair of Davis, Calif., A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 11 a.m. at the Dixon United Methodist Church, 209 North Jefferson St., Dixon, Calif. The service will be led by Pastor Cathy Morris. There will be a private family burial., In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Dixon United Methodist Church in her name.,
Fong, Clarence March 3, 1933 - November 10, 2010 Clarence "Charley" Fong, 77, passed away on Nov. 10, 2010. He was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and resided in Henderson, Nevada the last 17 years. "Clancy" to his classmates, was a graduate of the US Naval Academy in Annapolis. He served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. After a short career with Litton Industries, he became a restauranteur. He ran a Polynesian nightclub called Latitude 20, then a chain of Mexican restaurants called Miguel's in the South Bay. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; daughters, Jennifer (Ron) Purisima and Janet (Kevin) Leong; grandchildren, Ryan, Russell, Justin and Rachel; siblings, Jean, Ben (Carol), Dorothy (Garvin), David (Andrea), Edmond (Gerry) and Frances (Larry); and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by brother, Albert and sister, Kim. Clarence was a good person, honest and truthful. He will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held on December 4, 2010 at 11:00 am, Evergreen Baptist Church SGV, 323 Workman Mill Rd., La Puente, Ca 91746. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Chinese Cong. Church at 11636 Lower Azusa Rd. El Monte, Ca 91732 or the charity of your choice.
Clarenc (Corky) Krasselt, age 89, of New Preston, passed away peacefully at New Milford Hospital on Thursday November 11, 2010. Clarence leaves behind his wife Joan of 37 years, 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Memorial service will be held at the Washington Green Cemetery in Washington at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 20, 2010. The Krasselt family would please ask that all donations in Clarence name be made to the Washington Fire Dept or the Washington Ambulance Association.
CLIFFORD E. PEHL JAN 1, 1939 - NOV 12, 2010 Cliff leaves his wife of 41 years, Sue, his daughter Diane, her husband Jeremy, and grandchildren Katelyn, Andrew, and Rebekah Joy; preceded in death by son Steve. Received his MBA from Golden Gate University. Owned a successful janitorial business for many years, retiring to enjoy travel with his wife and frequent visits to see his family. He was a man marked by being full of life, love, a servant heart and making cappuchinos. Services will be held at Trinity United Presbytarian Church on Wed., Nov. 17 at 11:00 am.
Clyde Bernal Gorden of Ventura passed away peacefully at his home at the age of 96 on Nov. 13, 2010., Clyde was born July 24, 1914 in Bolivar, Mo., to Van and Vida Gorden. In 1923, Clyde came to Santa Paula for a short time, then moved to Ojai and then finally settled in Ventura. In 1933, he graduated from Ventura High School and in 1935 from Ventura College. During World War II he spent 33 months in the Seabees spending time in Virginia, Rhode Islands, and then in North Africa. After the War he went to work for the Post Office for 31 years., After retiring he and Mabel spent many years traveling to various destinations throughout the world and they also enjoyed outings in his motor home with the Channel Island Good Sam Club. He bowled in several senior leagues in Ventura and Oxnard for many years. He was active in the Coastline Bible Church, formally the First Baptist Church in Ventura for over 60 years., Clyde will be greatly missed by his wife, Mabel Gorden; daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and David Frank, Leslie and Win Rawlings, Patti and Frank Fascenda; sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Maria Thompson, and John and Sandi Thompson; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren., Clyde was preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie Gorden; parents, Van and Vida Gorden; and brother, Fred Gorden. Memorial service for Clyde will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at Coastline Bible Church, 426 S. Mills Rd., Ventura., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Clydes name to the Coastline Bible Church, 426 S. Mills Rd., Ventura CA 93003, or Livingston Visiting Nurse Assoc. Hospice Agency, 1996 Eastman Ave., Suite 101, Ventura CA 93003., Clyde was entrusted to the care of Charles Carroll Funeral Home, 15 Teloma Drive, Ventura. Phone 642-8134.
Coy D. Rumple, 92, of Anderson died Monday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466).
Cindy passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 2, after a long illness., She was born on Nov. 14, 1959, in Woodland, Calif., to Kenneth and Joyce Ellis., In 1972, she moved to Vacaville with mother and stepfather, Joyce and Ray Williams, where she went to school and graduated from Vacaville High School in 1978. She went on with her life and had two sons, Luke and wife Rita Neal of Fairfield and TJ Green of Vacaville. She was also a grandmother of two, Robert and Jesse Neal of Fairfield. Cindy is also survived by her companion of 14 years, Monte Kaufman of Vacaville; mother and stepfather, Joyce and Ray Williams of Oregon; sisters, Sharon Stroup of Ceres, Cathy Machek and Julie Garcia of Vacaville, and Julie Freedman of Elk Grove; and brothers, Art Williams of Dixon, and John Williams of Washington. She was also the aunt of four nieces and eight nephews., She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Ellis; and grandparents, Edwin and Elsie Heiser., Cindy was a loving, caring person. She loved horses, going to the beach and watching soaps. We all loved her very much and she will be truly missed by all who knew her. Services will be private.,
DAVID JORGE MORRIS D-MO #23 JAN 10, 1989 - NOV 17, 2007 Three years have passed and gone but the sadness and memories live on forever. God wanted you there for a reason and we may never know why. We just hope you are in peace and no longer in pain. We look to the stars at night and remember your contagious smile and laughter. May you continue to look after all of us and remember to wait.Love Mom, Dad, Johnny, Darlene & all your family
WARD, DAVID M. W6BC July 17, 1914 to Nov. 10, 2010 David Murray Ward passed away in his home in La Jolla, California, of natural causes at the age of 96 on November 10th and has now joined his beloved wife of 60 years, Helen, who passed away in January 1998. Dave was born in Vancouver, BC, Canada, the only child of Rose Jane Murray and David H. Ward. He was a year old when his parents moved to Seattle, where he grew up and graduated from Garfield H.S. in 1932. He attended the Univ. of Washington, earning a B.S. in electrical engineering in 1937. An early achievement for which he was very proud was earning his amateur (ham) radio license at age 16. He built his own station and through the air waves made life-long friends, not only in the Seattle area but throughout the world, including Hawaii, Europe and Australia. He married his high-school sweetheart, Helen Louise Stare, on October 23, 1937, in Seattle. During college summer breaks from 1934 to 1937, he was a commercial radio operator and engineer for the Alaska Steamship Co., traveling the Inside Passage numerous times between Seattle and Alaska. From 1937 to 1942, he was an engineer with Boeing Airplane Co. in Seattle. In 1942, he was appointed to the staff of the radiation laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology near Boston working in research and development of airborne radar and beacon transponders for military applications during World War II. In 1943, he left Boeing for Raytheon Mfg. Co. in Seattle and was in charge of field engineering on the West Coast and Pacific Ocean areas. In 1947, he opened his own business, Ward Associates, in Seattle, and in 1952, he and Helen moved to the San Diego area where he re-established his business designing and building electro-mechanical devices, including underwater television units for the Navy in the early 1960s, instrumentation to monitor blood flow during kidney dialysis, and a water-flow mechanism for commercial fire protection systems. After retiring in the mid 1980s, he and Helen enjoyed traveling to Europe and Australia to visit ham radio friends and do lots of sight-seeing and taking photos, as photography was a life-long hobby. Other travel included Alaska and across the U.S. and Canada several times with their travel trailer to visit family and friends along the way. Although Dave lived most of his life in the United States, he maintained dual citizenship with Canada and visited cousins in British Columbia and Alberta as often as possible. Dave is survived by his cousins in Canada, extended family in the San Diego, Seattle and Tucson areas, as well as many friends, especially those with whom he shared the air waves for so many years via weekly ham radio schedules. He will be greatly missed by all. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 18th, at 3:30 p.m., Pacific Beach Mortuary and Chapel, 4710 Cass St., San Diego, CA 92109. Burial will be in Seattle at Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery next to his beloved wife Helen.
GARCIA, Rudy Michael: 79; of Homeland and formerly of Santa Barbara; died Nov. 13; Mass 9 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church; arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.
Daniel James McLaughlin, age 67, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, under the exceptional care of Renown Regional Hospital in Reno, Nev., Daniel was born in Los Angeles Jan. 5, 1943. He spent his childhood years in Lake Elsinor. His family moved to the Conejo Valley after high school. He proudly served as a U.S. Marine. He then spent a brief time as a firefighter with the Ventura County Fire Dept. from 1969-1971. He then pursued a career as a union plumber/pipe fitter in Local 484. He was also a well known designer of custom homes throughout California with his business of Original Designs. His passion for construction led him to obtain numerous I.C.B.O. and IAPMO certifications and a general contractors license. His years of knowledge and expertise in architectural design directed him to work as a home inspector throughout his retirement., Daniel spent the last 11 years residing in the Eastern Sierras between McGee Creek and Bishop. The activities he enjoyed were hunting, fishing, skiing, and camping. He loved spending time with friends and family, and teaching his grandchildren how to fish. He was an active member in the NRA and supported the Veterans Affairs. His passion for duck hunting led him to donate his time teaching underprivileged youth the sport of duck hunting in the mountains near San Diego., Daniel is survived by his daughter, Julie D. McCampbell, of Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard; stepson, Richard Ellison, daughter-in-law, Tomi Ellison, and grandchildren, Cole and Kaiya Ellison of Moorpark; and stepdaughter, Tracy Ellison of Simi Valley. His surviving siblings include Patti Kurtze of Grants Pass, Ore., and Richard McLaughlin of Oxnard., A celebration of his life will commence on Thursday, Nov. 18, from 10-11a.m. at Griffin Family Funeral Chapel, 101 E. Wilbur Rd., Thousand Oaks. A private burial is scheduled for the following day at the Riverside National Cemetary in Riverside.
Darlene Frances Gingras, a longtime resident of Vacaville, passed away Nov. 11 peacefully from the arms of her of loving family to the loving arms of her Lord., She was born July 20, 1947, in Vallejo, the daughter of late Darrell and Mary Ann Borges. Darlene is survived by her devoted husband of 43 years, James Gingras; her four children, Chris, Dawn, Joy Michelle and Scott; 2 sisters and a brother. Darlene was also a doting "Grammies" to her 8 precious grandchildren., A faithful member of Trinity Baptist Church for 25 years, Pastor Milton Steck will be officiating her service on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, Darlene's family request that donations be sent to the .,
It is with profound sadness that Isensee Floorcovering announces the passing of our beloved friend and business partner, Darrel R. Davidge., Darrel Rex Davidge was born Oct. 23, 1947 in Huntington Park, Calif. He passed on Oct. 29, 2010. Darrel acquired Isensee Floorcovering with his partners Steve Lee and Kathy Jasper after the passing of Marvin E. Isensee in 2006. Prior to that, Darrel was Vice-President of Isensee Floorcovering for over 30 years. Darrel's unmatched area of expertise in the commercial floorcovering industry led to many long lasting friendships throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties., Darrel was an avid hunter and always looked forward to his annual hunting trips with his buddies. He also enjoyed skiing in Mammoth every winter. Darrel's greatest joy in life came from spending time with his granddaughter Mariam. Darrel and Mariam would often enjoy running errands together, sharing gelato ice cream, and just enjoying everyday life. The Davidge Family along with the Isensee Floorcovering Family misses Darrel greatly., Isensee Floorcovering invites the many wonderful friends and associates of Darrel Davidge to a Celebration of Life ceremony at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home, 757 East Main St., Ventura, CA 93001; 643-8623.
Darrell E. Edwards 1930 - 2010 After a short, sudden illness, Darrell passed away on November 2, 2010. Darrell Eugene Edwards was born October 9, 1930 to Avery and Delilah (Rutledge) Edwards in Granite City, IL. Darrell served in the, during the Korean conflict. Through mutual friends, he met and married Carol L. (Hall) Vahle on January 9, 1954 in Madison, IL. They moved to San Jose, CA in 1977 and to Bakersfield, CA in 1997. Darrell enjoyed weight-lifting and singing since his teenage years. He was a member of the Merry Makers vocal group in Kern City. Darrell is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Glynn and Clayton. He leaves behind his wife, Carol; daughter, Constance (Edwards) Serrano; 2 stepchildren, Terrie (Vahle) Cooper-Piper and Thomas Vahle. With his blended family, he was blessed with 5 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. The family would like to extend thanks to the staff of Memorial Hospital for all their caring. Per Darrell's request, there will be no services.
DAVID KENDALL CARSON David Kendall Carson passed away November 13, 2010 in St. George, Utah. He was born in Riverside, California on January 17, 1930 to Carl and Leah Carson. He graduated from Poly High School in 1948 and married Dorothy Chandler in 1951. They had two children, Carl and Coleen, both deceased. He worked for Alumax as Supervisor of Shipping. They moved to St. George. His wife passed away in 1999. Later married Beverly Davis. He was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Survived by his wife, Beverly; grandchildren, Michael (Joleen) Atencio and Cheryl, James, Chris and Jeff Carson; his brother, Bob Carson of Ft. Myer, Florida and sister, Carla Lordan of Riverside. Funeral services on November 19, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the LDS Chapel, 700 South 600 East, St. George, Utah.
In Loving Memory of David Dean Johnson, 10/14/1964 - 11/7/2010, David was born on October 14, 1964 in Sunnyvale, Calif. He left us unexpectedly on November 7, 2010., Dave and his family moved to Foresthill in 1973 and he graduated from Placer High School. He loved doing things with his family, hunting, fishing, gold panning, camping and going to the ocean. He was a great and loving son, brother, father and uncle. Dave will be missed deeply., He is preceded in death by his wife Bree, Nana Alva Willey, and grandpa Elmer Johnson. He is survived by his parents, Ted and Joanne Johnson of Foresthill, sister Debbie (Jerry) Millsaps of Foresthill, son Kory, stepsons Kenny and T.J., stepdaughter Katie, grandparents Goldie Johnson of Cloverdale, Earl Logsden of Arizona and Donald Willey of Foresthill. Dave also leaves behind his uncle Dick (auntie Pat) of Kansas; nephews, Robert (Janeen) Oyer of Auburn, Gavin, Andrew, Caleb and Cobey, nieces, Theanne (Jason) Gruhlke of Foresthill, Ashley, and Abbigal, his fiance Jodi Neilsen and her children Malissa, and JB. Along with many other loving family members and friends., A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 12 p.m. at Chapel of the Hills, 1331 Lincoln Way, Auburn. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Please make donations to the . Sign the guestbook at
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In Loving Memory of Ronald L. Day Sept. 27, 1938 - Nov. 17, 2007 Like you Ronnie, those we love don't go away, they .....
DEAN EDWIN PARSHEY OCT 24, 1922 - NOV 13, 2010 Loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grand- father passed away after a short illness in Stanislaus County. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Chelsea J. Parshey who passed away May 7, 2010 and by grandsons, Bruce Fondse and Jacob Parshey. He is survived by daughters, Pamela Fondse of LaGrange, CA, Jane Parshey of Modesto, CA and Phillip (Dawn) Parshey of Redwood Valley, CA and grandchildren Chanel Fondse, Loren Fondse, Wendi Eaton, Cori Fondse and Joshua Parshey as well as nine great grandchildren. Dean served during, in the Asiatic Pacific. He and Chelsea were married September 29, 1946 and settled in Ripon,CA where they raised their family and Dean was employed as a chemist for Meyenberg Milk Company. Dean enjoyed wood crafts, music and along with his wife ran craft business for 16 years. Dean and Chelsea enjoyed the love of the Lord, family and friends. They will be truly missed by their children, family and friends. Graveside services will be held at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, 32053 W. McCabe Rd., Santa Nella, CA on November 19, 2010 at 10am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be directed to Community Hospice Inc., 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356. Arrangements by Salas Brothers Funeral Home.
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Deanna L. Martinez was born Deanna L. Foutch in Torrance, Ca on November 1, 1967, and passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Friday, November 5, 2010., Deanna graduated from Hanford High School in 1985, University of the Pacific in 1989 and UC Hastings College of the Law in 1992. Deanna was a Federal District Attorney with the Department of Justice where she worked in the pursuit of law and its justice. She also taught weekly classes at San Joaquin College of Law and University of Phoenix., A compassionate woman that has blessed and touched so many lives in her 43 years. Deanna worked, taught and played with a passion and tireless energy. A friend to all she came to know and love, doing anything and everything to make everyone else around her feel comfortable. A daughter, sister, mother, wife, aunt and friend, she left us knowing that we all loved her dearly., Deanna left a lasting impression on family and friends with her sense of humor and love of people., A heartfelt thank you to the wonderful and compassionate staff, doctors and nurses at St. Agnes Hospital and to the stream of family and friends that visited, prayed, called, messaged and emailed during this difficult time., She was proceeded in death by her father, Harry Foutch. She is survived by her husband, Anthony (Tony) Martinez; her children Alyssa and Adrian; her mother and stepfather Marilyn and Bruce Kenney; her brother and sister in law Mike and Cherine Foutch and their daughters, Amanda and Amber; her mother and father in law Rufus and Pauline Martinez; her brother in law Thomas Martinez and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins., A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Church in Fresno, on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 10 a.m., In lieu of flowers, an education fund has been established at Bank of the West, Acct. # 015697086 for her son, Adrian Martinez.
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Dennis Wilford Oliver, Dennis Wilford Oliver, born August 23, 1951 and died Saturday morning the 13th of November 2010 of heart failure at age 59., He is survived by his four children: Robert, Ebboni, Anna, and Jeremy; his four grandchildren: Connor, Ethan, Nathan, and Kailey; loving girlfriend Ria; brother Randy; and sisters Kae and Shareen., He spent his first years of his adult life serving his country in the United States Army and finished out the rest of his life doing something he really loved, driving big rigs., Dennis was an amazing father and an even better grandfather. He loved taking his grandsons on rides in his big rig and they just adored their Grandpa Dennis. He has been a consistent shoulder to lean on and a very big part of our lives. If you told him that you needed him or wanted him around, he was there in the blink of an eye. He was always willing to give what he didn't have, even if it meant he had to work one hundred times more (if that was even possible). If you knew Dennis, you knew that he never stopped working and never stopped giving. He has always been a constant light in our lives and will continue to brighten our hearts now that he is gone. He is already sorely missed. God obviously took him cause he needed another Angel at his side. We love you Dennis!, Memorial to be held at 1:00pm on Friday, November 19th at Margo Dodd Park in Pismo Beach with a reception following at Brad's Restaurant in Pismo. Arrangements are under the direction of Lori Family Mortuary in Santa Maria.
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Cecilio Dayot Devera Aug. 30, 1928 Nov. 11, 2010 Resident of Union City Cecilio (Kitching) D. Devera passed away quietly on Thursday morning in .....
Passed away at home on November 13, 2010. Beloved wife of Charles of Windsor; loving mother of Janine Peterson of Santa Rosa and the late Erik Peterson; adored grandmother of Anthony Peterson and Andrew Jones of Santa Rosa; dear sister of Lucille and the late Bob, Lorraine, and Jerry; half-sister of Jeannette. A native of Wisconsin, age 80. She was an amazing intellect. She served in the US Air Force and worked at the Pentagon from 1949 to 1953. She graduated from University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor's degree in 1957, and studied abroad in Paris for three years. Upon returning to the states she worked on her Masters at Marquette University, WI. Dolores moved to San Francisco in 1963 and married Charles in 1964. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa, CA. Private Interment, Shiloh District Cemetery, Windsor. If desired, Memorial donations may be made to the VNA & Hospice Foundation, 1110 N. Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 525-3730
Donald Leydecker was born in December 1931, in Modesto Calif., the third child to Lendall and Elsie Leydecker. After graduating from high school he joined the, and served a tour in Korea. Coming home to see his folks he met his soon-to-be wife Jackie. They married and had two daughters, Pamela and Lisa. His trade of choice was truck driving. He spent 30 years driving truck across this country. He always had lots of stories to share about his travels and the amazing things he transported. He hauled all kinds of products and materials to the four corners of North America. He loved the open roads! When he retired, he purchased a bus-sized motor home and continued to travel the roads meeting people. He was happiest when talking to people. Even after his first round of chemo he continued to travel from coast to coast. He passed quietly sitting in his favorite chair on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010. Donald leaves behind brother Melvin Leydecker; wife Dee; sister Ellen Safranek (Leland); daughters Pamela (David) Chapman, Lisa (Frank) VanSant; grandson, Justin; and lots of friends along the byways of this great country. Chapel of the Roses 466-1161 Paso Robles
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Born on April 21, 1934, Dorothea passed away on November 15, 2010 after a three month battle with cancer. Dorothea was born and lived her entire life in San Pedro. She was married to her beloved husband, Raymond, who preceded her in death in 2009, for 53 years. Dorothea worked for many years as an office manager for the Palos Verdes Estates Country Club and for the UFCW Retail Clerks Union Local 905 from where she retired. She is survived by her children, Maria (Jose) Olmeda, Domenic (Theresa) Cusolito, John (Debbie) Cusolito, and Lisa (Edward) Beverly. She also leaves behind her precious grandchildren, Briana, Andrea, Joseph, Domenic, Matthew, Caroline, and Raymond. Dorothea is also survived by her sister, Maria (Bill) Kerbow of Lake Havasu, AZ. Dorothea's passion was baking traditional Italian desserts with her husband and sharing them with her family and friends. Her other passion was her seven grandchildren who she forever spoiled and cherished dearly. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her. A Funeral Mass will be held in her honor on Friday, November 19, 2010 at Holy Trinity Church at 10:00am with visitation at 9:30am. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity. Please sign the guest book at
Dorothy Waterbury 80, of Marysville passed away on November 3, 2010. She was a resident for 30 years and was a homemaker. Dorothy was born in 1930, in Wisconsin. She was a member of the Moose Lodge. Survivors include her 5 children, 13 grandchildren, 11 great- grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. The family would like to thank her many physicians who helped battle her illnesss. A Celebration of her life will be held at The Moose Lodge in YC, 205 S. Walton Ave. on Sunday, 11/21 at 1pm. For more info, call (530) 742-1299. Send condolences to
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Marshall Vance Marchbanks, 63, of 236 S. Main Street, and beloved husband of Elaine Roper Marchbanks for 35 years, and adoring father of Jessica Marchbanks Gifford, died Monday, October 4, 2010 at his family's residence in Six Mile following a courageous battle with esophageal cancer. He "fought the good fight" and is now enjoying perfect peace and rest in the presence of The Great Physician, our Lord Jesus Christ. Born in Greenville, SC, he was the devoted and loving son of Claude Vance and Carolene "Tottie" Lewis Marchbanks of Clemson. He attended grammar school in Clemson and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in 1961. He was a 1965 graduate of D. W. Daniel High School where he was the president of the student body, captain of the baseball team, voted "Best Leader" by his senior class as well as numerous additional honors and achievements. He earned a B.S. degree from Clemson University in 1969 where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in the School of Pre-Medicine, was a member of Phi Kappa Phi (now Phi Beta Kappa) honor fraternity as well as a member of the Air Force ROTC. Marshall's Doctor of Medicine degree was earned at the Medical University of SC in 1973 where he also spent his surgical residency and cardiothoracic surgery residency, becoming board certified in both General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery. Starting in 1980, Marshall served two years on active duty in the US Navy as Assistant Chairman of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Department at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, CA as well as on assignment in Adak, Alaska, and received an Honorable Discharge with the rank of Lt. Commander. He then entered private practice at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital (SRMH), Santa Rosa, CA in 1982 and served as the Chief of Cardiac Surgery from September 1, 1987 until his retirement on January 1, 2007. During his career, including his residency and military service, Marshall performed over 5,000 open heart operations, served as the Chief of Medical Staff at SRMH and served on the Board of Trustees. In 2008, the operating room suite of the new heart institute at SRMH was dedicated to Marshall in recognition of his excellent service to the hospital and surrounding community for the past 25 years. Following retirement from private practice, Marshall moved to Edwards, CO near Beaver Creek where he made his home with his wife, Elaine and his daughter, Jessica for almost 10 years, having grown to love the splendor of God's creation in that majestic Rocky Mountain setting. He and his wife most recently returned to their family residence in Six Mile, SC as his illness progressed so he could spend time with family as he cherished time with his family above anything else he had ever achieved. His hobbies included flying his own airplane as an instrument rated pilot, playing the piano, snow skiing, and traveling the world. He was an expert at all he did and inspired many others to greatness as well. His love of sacred music as well as his concert style of playing led to his recording of four CDs over the past 10 years. He served as a longtime member and pianist at Bethel Baptist Church in Santa Rosa, CA and most recently at Trinity Church in Edwards, CO where he considered his gift of piano playing to be a God-given ministry of healing to be shared with others, much as he considered his skill as a surgeon to be a God-given talent of healing the hearts and lives he touched. He often served as guest pianist at the First Wesleyan Church in Central, SC where his parents are currently members and where his wife's grandparents were faithful members many years ago. Surviving in addition to his wife, daughter, and parents are his son-in-law, Nicholas Charles Gifford and grand daughter, Marley Joy Gifford of WI; and his only sister, Sherry Marchbanks-Hudgins and husband, Eric of Cedar Mountain, NC; brother-in-law, Julien Daniel Roper and wife, Donna of Campobello, SC; sisters-in-law, Helen Roper Carter of Easley, SC, and Janet Roper Humphries and husband, Randy of Sunset, SC; and many beloved nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews: Angie and Ben Sheriff and Braxton and Colton of Easley, SC, David and Caroline Carter and Jackson of Easley, SC, Chris and Meg Carter and Eliza of Greenville, SC, Caroline and Brad Felix and Garrett, Kendall, and Henry of Winchester, VA, and Jud and Casey Roper and Mary and Julia of Maryville, TN. A Celebration of his life was held on October 9th at the First Wesleyan Church in Central, SC followed by a private burial at the Roper gravesite in Six Mile, SC. Memorials may be made to Trinity Church, P.O. Box 2676, Edwards, CO 81632 or to Vail Christian High School, 31621 Highway 6, Edwards, CO 81632, designated to "The Marchbanks Family Scholarship Fund." Additional information as well as condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or to any family member to P.O. Box 531, Clemson, SC, 29633. A memorial service to celebrate Marshall's life will be held at the Chapel at Beaver Creek in CO under the direction of Pastor Ethan Moore of Trinity Church, date to be announced.
Edmund Robert Auer Edmund Robert Auer passed away peacefully in Highland Mills, NY after a stoic battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his dearly beloved wife, Peggy. Survivors include his 10 children, daughters, Mary Pat (Gene), Carolyn, Jeanne (Rob), Molly (Brenden) and sons, Stephen (Sandi), Bill (Linda), Joe (Kim), Dan (Sue), Ted (Mimi), Jim (Christine) and 25 grandchildren. Raised in Pelham, NY, Ed attended Iona Prep and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, where Ed was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternitywhich bestowed its prestigious Significant Sig Award upon Ed after an uncommonly distinguished business career. Ed's career began at Otis Elevator, and then CBS, Inc. in 1960. Ed remained with CBS for more than 25 years, holding numerous executive positions including Treasurer and also President of CBS Software. In 1987, Ed combined his executive leadership skills with the highly creative team at the upstart Bay Area company Broderbund Software, helping take Broderbund public with great success. Ed retired from Broderbund in 1995, having held the title of President and COO. In addition to his distinguished professional career, Ed served on the Pelham Board of Education, the Board of the Pelham Country Club, and was also a Board Trustee at the College of New Rochelle, and later at Dominican University in San Rafael, CA. Certainly, one of Ed's greatest legacies will be the Auer Family Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization that Ed founded in 1993. The Foundation is currently run by Ed's children and grandchildren, a dream come true for Ed as he hoped that the Foundation would kindle local volunteerism and charitable awareness amongst his familyby all measures, yet another success. His leadership, compassion, and keen sense of humor will be deeply missed by all who knew him. A Memorial Mass will be held in Highland Mills, NY. Burial will follow. Memorial contributions can be made to the Auer Family Foundation, 21360 Deering Court, Canoga Park CA 91304. Funeral arrangements made by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 845-782-8185 or www.ssqfuneralhome.com
HAMANN, ELIZABETH Nov. 9, 1927 to Nov. 12, 2010 Elizabeth Hamann, nee Schaefer, is survived by her husband of 60 years, Martin, their daughters Diane and Janet, and granddaughters Lori and Emily Hedges, all of Lemon Grove. Viewing Thursday, November 18th, 3-7 p.m., El Cajon Mortuary. Funeral service Friday, November 19th, 2 p.m., Atonement Lutheran, 10245 Loma Rancho Dr., Spring Valley. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
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Evelyn McElroy Passed away peacefully Monday evening, November 1, at her home in Belvedere from the effects of pancreatic cancer. She was 86. A service will be held on November 26, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 240 Tiburon Boulevard in Tiburon. Mrs. McElroy was born in Walton, Kentucky, the daughter of Robert and Blanche Coffman. In Walton, where she grew up, she met her future husband, Stanley McElroy, at the age of 4. Stanley and Evelyn were married in March of 1945 and experienced a wonderful, loving marriage of 64 years until Stanley passed away in May of 2009. Evelyn graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1944 and shortly thereafter embarked on a 25 year career as an elementary school teacher. The family moved from the east coast to Belvedere in 1973 for her husband's long standing career with, . While living in Belvedere, Evelyn enjoyed an active fulfilling life. She brought the most positive spirit to every endeavor she undertook. She was a docent at the San Francisco Zoo, a successful residential real estate broker, an avid reader and was a needlepoint aficionado. She loved playing the piano, attending the symphony and tending to her herb garden. Evelyn was involved in her community volunteering as a probation officer and feeding the homeless. She was most active in the Westminster Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday School and was a deacon at the church. She will be greatly missed as the best wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Evelyn is survived by her four children, Deborah Castles of Berkeley, Susan Dunn of Saratoga, Stanley McElroy, Jr. of Manhattan Beach and Mary Alice Callahan of Acton, MA, and 12 beautiful grandchildren. Donations may be made in her name to: P. O. Box 1145 Alexandria, VA 22312 or Westminster Presbyterian Church 240 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon, CA 94920.
Ed Hainline, 75, of Palm Desert, Calif., passed away November 12, 2010 when he lost his battle with cancer. Carol, his loving wife, his brother John, and sister in law, Lily were by his side. Also, there were Carol's twin sister Cheryl and her daughter Sue giving support and comfort. He was born in Topeka, Kan. and moved to the desert several years ago. He loved golf and gardening as well as his pug, Chipper. Ed touched the lives of all who were fortunate to know him and will be dearly missed. Around the gin rummy tournaments he will always be remembered for his easy going manner and sense of humor.
Funeral Services for Eddie Hall Davis will be held on Friday, November 19 at 1:00 p.m. at Sunset Cemetery, 3975 Broadway in Eureka. He passed away November 10 in Grass Valley at the age of 90. Ed was born on February 24, 1920 to Sam and Willie Lee (Morgan) Davis in Texas. He attended Eureka High School, where he met and later married Audrey Lane Webster. They were married 53 years. Audrey preceded Ed in death in 1991. Ed served in the
Auer, Edmund Robert January 19, 1932 - November 13, 2010 Edmund Robert Auer passed away peacefully in Highland Mills, NY after a stoic battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his dearly beloved wife, Peggy. Survivors include his 10 children, daughters, Mary Pat (Gene), Carolyn, Jeanne (Rob), Molly (Brenden) and sons, Stephen (Sandi), Bill (Linda), Joe (Kim), Dan (Sue), Ted (Mimi), Jim (Christine) and 25 grandchildren. Raised in Pelham, NY, Ed attended Iona Prep and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, where Ed was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity-which bestowed its prestigious Significant Sig Award upon Ed after an uncommonly distinguished business career. Ed's career began at Otis Elevator, and then CBS, Inc. in 1960. Ed remained with CBS for more than 25 years, holding numerous executive positions including Treasurer and also President of CBS Software. In 1987, Ed combined his executive leadership skills with the highly creative team at the upstart Bay Area company Broderbund Software, helping take Broderbund public with great success. Ed retired from Broderbund in 1995, having held the title of President and COO. In addition to his distinguished professional career, Ed served on the Pelham Board of Education, the Board of the Pelham Country Club, and was also a Board Trustee at the College of New Rochelle, and later at Dominican University in San Rafael, CA. Certainly, one of Ed's greatest legacies will be the Auer Family Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization that Ed founded in 1993. The Foundation is currently run by Ed's children and grandchildren, a dream come true for Ed as he hoped that the Foundation would kindle local volunteerism and charitable awareness amongst his family - by all measures, yet another success. His leadership, compassion, and keen sense of humor will be deeply missed by all who knew him. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at St. Patrick's Church, Highland Mills, NY. Burial will follow in Cemetery of The Highlands, Highland Mills, NY. Memorial contributions can be made to the Auer Family Foundation, 21360 Deering Court, Canoga Park CA 91304. Funeral arrangements made by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 845-782-8185 or www.ssqfuneralhome.com
Edward Charles Emerson, Jr. June 14, 1927 - Nov. 16, 2010 Edward Emerson Jr., passed away on November 16 at the age of 83. He was preceded in death by his parents; Blanche Morrell Emerson and Charles Edward Emerson, Sr. and his brother Andrew Emerson. Edward was survived by his loving wife of 65-years, Florence Alice Emerson and his devoted children; Daniel Lee (Karen M.) Emerson and Linda Ann Townsend. He also leaves behind his brother; Reed Emerson, 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Ed also leaves many friends and will be dearly missed by all. After graduating from high school, Ed served his country in the, during, as a Seaman First Class. He then started his own drapery and window covering installation business and later worked with his good friends at Rudolph Interiors. He was very involved in local civic clubs including; The, and was as Senior Honorary Life Member of Sons in Retirement and former Chairman of Area 4. He was instrumental in setting up and organizing many of the golf tournaments for the members and played the game with passion. Visitation for family and friends will be on Thursday, November 18 at 4 p.m. at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave., Daly City. A Vigil Service with a Rosary will begin at 7 p.m. also at Duggan's Serra. The Funeral Service will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday Also at Duggan's Serra Mortuary. Committal will immediately follow the Funeral Service at Italian Cemetery, 540 F Street, Colma. Donations may be made to the, , Western States Affiliate, Data Processing Dept., 1710 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, CA 94010 in memory of Edward Charles Emerson, Jr.
CARROLL, Eileen McArdle Feb. 27, 1915-Nov. 10, 2010 Survived by children Sheila Carroll-Phelan and Patrick Jay Carroll, nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral mass at St. Mel's Catholic Church, 20780 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA, 10am Thursday, November 18, 2010. In lieu of flowers please consider Santa Barbara Nurses/Hospice, 232 South Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 or Autism Speaks, 5455 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 2250, Los Angeles, CA 90036.
Eleanor Dylo passed away Oct. 12, 2010, at her home in Thousand Oaks, following complications from a stroke., She was born July 1, 1915, in Chicago, Ill., and moved to Culver City in 1950 before moving to Thousand Oaks in 2005 to live with her daughter, Barbara, and son-in-law, Peter Lauer. Eleanor worked for Camstat Industries in West Los Angeles for 25 years, retiring in 1975., For many years following her retirement, she was an active Avon representative in West Los Angeles. Eleanor enjoyed her trips to the Thousand Oaks Senior Center where she made many friends while playing bingo on a weekly basis. She also loved playing cards, gardening and her country music. Her long lasting love affair with the Los Angeles Lakers, especially Robert Horry, resulted in many hours in front of the TV and radio. Over the years Eleanor maintained a close relationship with her cousin, Evelyn Tersi, who resides in Chicago., She was assisted for the past five years by her loving caregiver, Lina Sevilla, who was constantly by her side, and who took very special care of her., Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence, and her son, Larry., She is survived by her daughter, Barbara (husband Peter); grandsons, Peter and Michael Lauer; and great-grandson, Luke Lauer., The family is planning a private memorial service to celebrate Eleanor's life.
Eleanor H. Lloyd, 86, of Redding died Tuesday at Canyonwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
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Emanuel Spiteri A resident of San Carlos, passed away on November 15, 2010. He was 84. He was born in Hamrun, Malta on November 25, 1925. He was a loving husband to his late wife, Mary and is survived by his three daughters, Josephine, Rita and Maria Lourdes and their husbands, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three sisters and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and three sisters. Emanuel was a man of great faith and will be missed by many. Family and friends are invited to the Funeral Mass, Friday, November 19, 2010, 10:30 AM at St. Robert's Church, 1380 Crystal Springs Road (at Oak) in San Bruno. Committal will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to your favorite charity.
Erron Evans, 58, died suddenly at his home in Davis on Nov. 2. He was born in Vacaville on Oct. 7, 1952., A memorial service will be held Sunday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road, Davis., A memorial fund for his daughters' education will be established at Golden 1 Credit Union., Those who wish to sign a guest book are invited to do so at www.wiscombefuneral.com.,
ESTHER ARREOLA OCT 27, 1921 - NOV 12, 2010 Passed away on November 12, 2010 at Alexander Cohen Hospice Home in Hughson. She was 89. Born in Cerritos, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. She lived in Modesto for 56 years. Mrs. Arreola was a member of the following fraternal organiza-tions: Las Guadalupanas; Edad de Oro and El Comite de Benificencia. She is survived by her daughters, Christina Anaya of Palo Alto, CA, Martha Anaya of Modesto, CA and Norma Anaya Barron of Modesto, CA: sister Alicia Gutierrez of Modesto, CA and two grand- children. She was preceded in death by her husband Pablo Arreola and brother Carlos Perales. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Alexander Cohen Hospice House, 2201 Euclid Road, Hughson, CA 95326 in memory of the great care and support she received. Recitation of the rosary will be held at 6:00pm on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at Franklin & Downs Funeral Home, 1050 McHenry Avenue, Modesto, CA. Celebration of Catholic Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, Nov 18, 2010 at St. Stanislaus Church, 709 G Street, Modesto, CA. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park, 900 Santa Fe Ave., Hughson, CA.
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Eva Adelina Dean, 82, of Redding died Thursday at Marquis Care at Shasta in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Mount Shasta Memorial Chapel in Mount Shasta (926-2131).
Evelyn Pearl Crawford 1918 - 2010 Evelyn Pearl Crawford, a resident of Bakersfield, CA passed away November 14, 2010. She was 92. Evelyn was born in Missouri to parents, Charley and Maud Bennett March 2, 1918. She grew up in Poplar Bluff Missouri graduating High School in 1935. She and her parents, two sisters moved to California some 60 to 70 years ago where the family took up residence here in Bakersfield. She subsequently met and married Kenneth Crawford later giving birth to two sons Michael and Jim. While her early career years were spent in the banking field. She soon found her true calling as one of the vanishing breed of stay at home moms raising her two sons. Later when her marriage ended she put this wonderful talent to work by starting and running a child day care center out of her home. She continued to care for children until she retired in 1989. She will be utmost remembered for being a loving and caring mother to not only to her family but to many children that she cared for in her home. She was also a wonderful cook and is remembered for her ability to produce incredible meals even on the most humble of budget. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charley and Maud; her two sisters, Agnes and Wilma; and brother, Evert. She is survived by her two sons, Michael and Jim; grandchildren, Dustin Crawford and Michael Eubanks; brother-in-law, JL Carlock; and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to acknowledge the loving and devoted care she received over the past 12 years at Golden Living Center. Graveside services will be held on Friday, Nov. 19, 9:00 a.m., at Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary, 2739 Panama Ln.
DUNN, FRANCES M. born in Ohio 10/5/1916 - 11/12/2010 Private Cremation Featheringill Mortuary 619-583-9511
April 1, 1936 - November 14, 2010 Freda J. Bettencourt was born on April 1st of 1936 in Oklahoma to the late S.T and Mable Odom and passed away on Sunday, November 14th of 2010 at the Mercy Medical Center in Merced, California at the age of 74. She loved cooking and spending time with family and friends. Freda is survived by her daughter Sheila Ragsdale of Chowchilla, CA, her grandsons Ryan and Rhett Kennedy of Chowchilla, CA, her granddaughter Nicole Erickson and great-grandson Jet Erickson of Sweetwater, OK. A public visitation for family and friends will be held from 3:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 18, 2010 in the Chapel of Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home-Merced, CA. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, November 19, 2010 at Calvary Cemetery in Merced, CA. All funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home-901 West Main Street-Merced, CA or you may call us at 1-209-722-6201.
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.
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FLORENCE JUNE CARWILE 99, a lifetime resident of Corona, CA, passed away Nov. 12, 2010, just 6 weeks before her 100th birthday. She was born Dec. 27, 1910 in Corona, CA, daughter of Luther and Nettie (Anderson) Patton . She graduated from Corona High School in 1927, after which she attended Riverside Junior College, and went on for one year to the School of Business Efficiency. Florence worked as a Secretary for Security Investments Co., in Riverside, CA, for 10 years. She married Joel Allen Carwile in 1932, and had 3 children. Florence returned to work in 1952, at Lemon Products in Corona, division of Sunkist Growers. She retired after 24 years on 12/27/1975. During her retirement she belonged to the Women\'s Improvement Club, where she served as President in 1984-1985, the Pocahontas Lodge (a division of the Red Men), and the Adventure Club of Corona. She was a talented pianist and served many organizations as musician, as well as two local churches. She gave freely of her time and talent to anyone who asked. Florence delivered Meals On Wheels for 17 years. She was also an avid bridge player for 40 plus years. She loved spending time with her family, preparing all holiday meals well into her eighties. She began a tradition of renting a beach house every summer, and inviting over the entire family. She will be missed. Surviving are her three children, William "Bill" Allen Carwile, Mary Ann Carwile -Swift, and Judith "Judy" (Dennis) Carwile - Smith; 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 5 Great great grandchildren . Services will be held at Thomas Miller Mortuary, Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 11:00 AM with Pastor J.T. Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in the Crestlawn Memorial Park, Riverside, California. To sign the online guest book, go to
Florence Cooper Loving wife of the late Manny Cooper; dear mother of Sandra (Bernard) Fischbach and Mary Lou Cooper; grandmother of Rachel and Noah Fischbach, Nina and Elaine Harris. Private services were held.
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Florence Lucy Bottega, 98, of Redding died Sunday at Amber Oaks Assisted Living in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Mount Shasta Memorial Chapel in Mount Shasta (926-2131).
Florence McCullough, Resident of Santa Clara, CA, Born April 3, 1918 in Hawaii, passed into our Lord's hands at the Willow Glen Center November 11, 2010 after a short illness., One of eleven siblings of Alfred and Mary Silva of Santa Clara, Florence graduated from the Sullivan College of Beauty and maintained a beauty salon in Santa Clara for 55 years. Everyone in Santa Clara knew and loved her., She is survived by her sister Cecelia Castro and has gone to join her sisters and brothers Alice, Alfred, Manuel, Carol, Frank, Victoria, John, Clara and David., May God bless her for she loved him so., Memorial services pending. DARLING FISHER CHAPEL OF THE HILLS 408 354-7740
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Franklin D. Jones (Wimpy) February 10, 1934 - November 10, 2010 Frank passed away at his home Wednesday, November 10, 2010. He is preceded in death by his wife of 54 years Betty J. Jones and his eldest child, Pamela Denise Jones. Frank is survived by his 3 children, many grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren: Terry D. Jones and son Seth Jones of Bakersfield; Randy L. Jones and spouse Aliesha Jones and their 4 children Teneishai Workmen, Veronica Williams, Ben Jones, and Katelyn Edwards of Sacramento; Lisa Wellborn and spouse Gary Wellborn and their 4 children Megan Jones, Zachariah Jones, Garrett Wellborn, Tyler Wellborn of Bakersfield; Grandson's Jason Bell and spouse Michelle and her 2 children Dietrich and Allison of North Carolina, Evan Jones of Chowchilla and Griffin Jones of Monterey and 3 great grandchildren Brannon Jones, Nayven Williams and Kaylee Jones. Frank was a truck driver in the Kern County area for 40 years. He was a loving husband, a wonderful Dad, and a very special Papa. He will be missed more than anyone can ever imagine. Viewing is Wednesday, Nov. 17th, from 4-8 p.m., with Funeral services on Thursday, Nov. 18th, 11:00 a.m., at Mish Funeral Home. Reception will follow at Frank and Betty's home.
Frederick Richard Meier March 17, 1934 - Nov. 11, 2010 Fred R. Meier, a pioneering advocate of computer technology, passed away Thursday, November 11th, 2010 in Mountain View. Proud to be a native Californian, Fred was born in Petaluma and resided in Sunnyvale. He is a direct descendant of Nancy Graves, a survivor of the Donner Party. Fred graduated from St. Vincent High School in Petaluma with the Class of '52. He is an alumnus of the University of San Francisco, where he received an academic / football scholarship. During college, he met the love of his life, Claudette Cauhape, a graduate of Lone Mountain College. Through 52 years, they shared marriage, family, work and many beautiful memories. Fred was the devoted patriarch of his extended family, leaving his wife and four children, Jeanne (Chris) Leonard, Susan Meier, Julie (Ted Weiswasser) Leonhard and Stephen (Jane Sun) Meier, as well as two grandchildren, Julian and Lauren. Surviving sisters Donna Diehl, Janet (Kelly) Nimtz, and Kathy (Jim) Olson, have expanded his family to 8 nephews/nieces and 14 grand-nephews and nieces. He is following his predeceased granddaughter, Jillian, and his newly departed brother-in-law, Bob Diehl, to heaven. Fred began his 30 year career working for the Burroughs Corporation in 1956 as a sales representative and successfully sold early computer models to banking and government institutions. His career advanced through positions in sales and product management, until ultimately he became group president in 1981. His last position as Vice President of Imaging Systems led to the automation of check imaging throughout the world. Fred had a strong vision about the future of computing in which the convergence of data, computation and communication would lead to the smart phones we utilize today. He was a strong champion for open computer standards and interoperability. Fred served on the National Advisory Committee of the, 's School of Engineering and on the Executive Committee of the board of directors of the Corporation for Open Systems. He was a member of the Advisory Council of USF's McLaren College of Business and the Economic Club of Detroit. Being active was important to Fred and he pursued many interests. From fishing to golfing, gardening, traveling around the world, walking his dog Molly, and cooking holiday feasts, he shared these interests, especially University of Michigan football, with a great number of family and friends. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 3:00 P.M. at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollenbeck Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94087. A Graveside Service will be held in the Donner Party Family site at Sebastopol Memorial Lawn Cemetery on Monday, November 22 at 11:00 A.M. Contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or a charity of choice.
Fred R. Meier, a pioneering advocate of computer technology, passed away Thursday, November 11th, 2010 in Mountain View. Proud to be a native Californian, Fred was born in Petaluma and resided in Sunnyvale. He is a direct descendant of Nancy Graves, a survivor of the Donner Party. Fred graduated from St. Vincent High School in Petaluma with the Class of '52. He is an alumnus of the University of San Francisco, where he received an academic/ football scholarship. During college, he met the love of his life, Claudette Cauhape, a graduate of Lone Mountain College. Through 52 years, they shared marriage, family, work and many beautiful memories. Fred was the devoted patriarch of his extended family, leaving his wife and four children, Jeanne (Chris) Leonard, Susan Meier, Julie (Ted Weiswasser) Leonhard and Stephen (Jane Sun) Meier; as well as two grandchildren, Julian and Lauren. Surviving sisters Donna Diehl, Janet (Kelly) Nimtz, and Kathy (Jim) Olson, have expanded his family to eight nephews and nieces and 14 grand-nephews and nieces. He is following his predeceased granddaughter, Jillian, and his newly departed brother-in-law, Bob Diehl, to heaven. Fred began his 30 year career working for the Burroughs Corporation in 1956 as a sales representative and successfully sold early computer models to banking and government institutions. His career advanced through positions in sales and product management, until ultimately he became group president in 1981. His last position as Vice President of Imaging Systems led to the automation of check imaging throughout the world. Fred had a strong vision about the future of computing in which the convergence of data, computation and communication would lead to the smart phones we utilize today. He was a strong champion for open computer standards and interoperability. Fred served on the National Advisory Committee of the, 's School of Engineering and on the Executive Committee of the board of directors of the Corporation for Open Systems. He was a member of the Advisory Council of USF's McLaren College of Business and the Economic Club of Detroit. Being active was important to Fred and he pursued many interests. From fishing to golfing, gardening, traveling around the world, walking his dog Molly, and cooking holiday feasts, he shared these interests, especially University of Michigan football, with a great number of family and friends. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollenbeck Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94087. A Graveside Service will be held in the Donner Party Family site at Sebastopol Memorial Lawn Cemetery on Monday, November 22nd at 11:00 a.m. Contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or a charity of choice.
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In Loving Memory Curtis Edward Fuller 1946 - 2010 Our loving Curtis went to Heaven on Tuesday, November 9th at 4:10 am. We miss .....
Gary Bruce Konowitz 7/14/43-11/13/10 Gary deeply loved his family, as they did him. He was passionate about fast cars, world travel, hiking, and movies. Gary was determined in all facets of life big and small, and he refused to give up no matter the struggle. Life will not be as sweet without him. Please join his wife of 28 years, Helen, and his son, Michael in celebrating his life FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, at 2 PM at Las Camelias Restaurant, 912 Lincoln, San Rafael Please RSVP (415) 456-2132
Southern California Lodge No. 529 F. & A.M. will assemble in character as Masons on Thursday, November 18, 2010, 1 PM, at Hillside Memorial Park, Fox Hills, CA to conduct services for our late Brother, GEORGE FISH, PM Anthony W. Fox, Master Joe Goldwine, Secretary
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MEJIA, GLORIA Of La Mesa Dec. 1, 1953 to Nov. 14, 2010 California Cremation and Burial Chapel. 619-234-3272
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Aurelio Z. Guzman Born to life 9/28/28 Born to Eternal life 11/14/10 Resident of Fremont Aurelio was born in Mexico and came to the .....
Born Sept. 23, 1945 - Died Nov. 11, 2010, Gary D'Anna was born on Sept. 23, 1945 at Bayridge Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, to Phil and Tina D'Anna. A small card announcing his birth reads, very simply, "Mother Feeling Fine, Father Very Happy." His mother, Tina D'Anna, was feeling so fine, in fact, that she went on to enter one of his baby pictures in the New York Mirror Charming Child Contest the following year. There is no indication that the photo was chosen as the winner, but it is obvious that Gary had successfully charmed the first in a very long line of people., The oldest of four children, Gary grew up in Massapequa Park, Long Island, until his family moved to Orange County in a 1957 Ford Station Wagon, when he was 12. An avid Dodgers fan, Gary always proudly proclaimed that he had attended games at Ebbet's Field in Brooklyn, and when the Dodgers made their own move from New York to California in 1958, Gary could be heard to brag that they did it to follow him., Gary met his wife of 38 years, Mary, at a Catholic singles dance in Los Angeles. As the story goes, Mary reluctantly went to the dance only at the urging of her mother, who felt she should be out meeting new people. Gary was a new person, and when he saw Mary across the dance floor, he was immediately smitten and wasted no time asking her to dance. She said yes, and the rest is history. They were married on Dec. 2, 1972, and went on to have three children: Janelle, Mark, and Allison; and three grandchildren: Taylor, Nikolai, and Peighton., A virtual genius when it came to numbers, Gary got his accounting degree from Cal State Long Beach, and then followed with a Masters in accounting from Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. He went on to become a successful CPA at Hughes Aircraft, and he owned his own thriving tax preparation business., He worked tirelessly for many years to provide a beautiful home in Thousand Oaks for his family, but still found ample time to attend family soccer games, baseball games, to take his kids trick or treating, attend dance recitals, take his family on vacations to places like Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, or even Hawaii, and basically do anything and everything his kids asked of him., Like any CPA, Gary was always very good with money. Those who knew him best will tell you that he was always thinking about the best ways to invest his money, in order to ensure that he got the most out of what he earned. But Gary was not greedy and he rarely, if ever, spent his money on things for himself. Nearly every penny earned was saved for his family, and because of Gary's smarts, his wife and kids always had food on the table, and a roof over their head. Gary put his three children through college, and even helped them buy their first homes. Even in his later years, when his children were grown and earning money of their own, he never ceased worrying about whether or not his family would be provided for after his passing., Gary's obligations as a father, husband, and provider were something that he did not take lightly. Selflessness such as the kind he displayed in his lifetime is a very rare thing, and something for which Gary's family will be eternally grateful. In his later years, Gary enjoyed occasionally gambling, playing bingo, and sneaking scraps of food from the dinner table for his dog, Charlie., And his prowess with money was not dulled by the years. If you were buying a new car, you brought Gary along to negotiate. If you were refinancing a mortgage, you ran the numbers past Gary first. If you were looking for a way to get a little extra money back on your tax return, Gary would be first in line with advice., But despite his business acumen, it was abundantly clear to all who knew him that his world revolved around his wife, three children, and his three grandchildren. Even when he wasn't able to get around as well as he once had, one of his greatest joys in life was heading to the park to watch his granddaughter Taylor play soccer. His children are his legacy in this world. They were the center of his life, and they were the reason he worked so hard for so many years. Today his children are comforted by the knowledge that Gary will be looking after them in death, as he did in life., On Nov. 10, 2010, Gary's favorite sister-in-law, Christina D'Anna, traveled from Arkansas to Simi Valley to bring comfort to Gary and his family. Gary died peacefully in his home and surrounded by family the very next morning. It seemed as if Gary had waited for Christina's arrival before starting his passage to Heaven., He is survived by his wife, three children, and three grandchildren., The D'Anna Family would also like to take this opportunity to thank Tracy Luchies for the four years of devotion and care she showed Gary. Tracy spent as much time as anyone with him over the last four years of his life. It was not always an easy task keeping up with Gary, but Tracy's patience and compassion bordered on the saintly, and Gary's family is eternally grateful for the uncommon degree of care and love she showed him during those most difficult years of his life., In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice: 1996 Eastman Avenue, Suite 101, Ventura, CA 93003., Rosary services will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18 at Griffin Family Funeral Chapels: 101 E. Wilbur Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 19 at St. Peter Claver Church, 5649 Pittman Street, Simi Valley, CA 93063., Arrangements made with the assistance of Griffin Family Funeral Chapels, Thousand Oaks, 230-2800.
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George Montazar 80, of Yuba City, passed away on November 7, 2010. Services will be private and arrangements are under the direction of Holycross Memorial Services.
GEORGE JENNINGS BLATCHFORD George Jennings Blatchford was born April 27, 1930 in Friend, Nebraska to George and Pollyanna Blatchford. Youngest brother to Anthony, Wilma (Billie), Gerald, and Peggy. He and his late wife Shirley were parents to Debbie Barber, Melanie (Lani) Freeman-Davidson, Chani Beeman, Bruce Blatchford, Tony Blatchford. He and his current wife Jeano Miller were parents to Todd Cales and Maile Brooks. He was a loving grandfather to Joshua Ontko, Matthew Freeman, Nicholas Barber, Benjamin Ontko, Daniel Barber, William Barber, Peter Barber, George Luke Freeman,Courtney Blatchford, Bailey Anderson, Jana Giraldin, Kelly Carlos, Gordie Freeman, Keith Fernandez, Robert Espinoza, Paige Oinas, Brandon Davidson, Jeremy Davidson, Jack Cales, Sophie Cales, and expecting Jaelyn Brooks next month. And, he has sixteen great-grand children. George served in the Navy in 1948 as a Signalman on the U.S.S. Valley Forge and Essex stationed in San Diego. He graduated from Riverside College (RCC) in 1955, graduated from University of California, Riverside with a B.A. In Social Science in 1957 -- the University\'s second graduating class of which he was one of 30 graduates. George worked as a District Manager and as a Display Ad Salesman for The Press-Enterprise and as a Securities Broker for several brokerage firms in Riverside. On November 7, 1968 George took his last drink of alcohol and was a recovering alcoholic for the rest of his life. He celebrated his 42nd anniversary of sobriety 5 days before passing. George\'s pride and joy was a 1966 red convertible Jaguar XKE roadster with the license plate "ME LYDY" George passed away due to ALS (Gehrig Disease) on November 12, 2010 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Preston and Simons Mortuary is handling arrangements. Services will be held Friday, November 19, 2010 at 4:30PM at St. George\'s Episcopal Church, 950 Spruce St., Riverside CA 92507. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. George\'s Episcopal Church.
George F. Kitt, 90, of Dixon, died on Tuesday, Nov. 9, in Citrus Heights, Calif., He was born in Winterset, Iowa, on Feb. 13, 1920. He served in the United States Navy., A funeral with Bob Ikelman officiating will be held on Monday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 569 N. First St., Dixon., Arrangements are by Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 678-2189, www.miltoncarpenter .com.,
FISH, George Born January 13, 1922 in Los Angeles, CA, died peacefully surrounded by family and caregivers on November 15, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Madeline, his son and daughter-in-law Larry and Kathi; his grandchildren Erin, Cory (Pamela) and Staci; his great-grandchildren Leah, Elijah and Ava, and his sister Marion Shapiro. The family wishes to express their gratitude and appreciation to his caregiver Bernadette Silva and to Madeline's caregiver, Effie Castillo. He will be laid to rest on Thursday, Novemebr 18, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Hillside Memorial Park, 6001 Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045, (800) 576-1994.
Dumser, George W., 92, passed away on November 10, 2010 in Happy Valley, Oregon. For service information, please visit
Gerald Brand 49, of Yuba City, passed away on November 8, 2010. Services will be today, Wednesday at 11am at Faith Fellowship Church, 5937 Watt Ave. North Highlands. Burial will be on Monday at Veteran's Cemetery in Dixon, CA. Arrangements are under the direction of Holycross Memorial Services.
GILL, Geraldine A. July 12, 1922-October 21, 2010 Our beloved Geri was born July 12, 1922 to Marian E. Heim (nee Roche) and Edward Heim in Hollywood, CA. She and her sister, Marion, lived in Hollywood when it was just a small town, living amidst a large and loving family. Geri married 2nd Lt. Ralph Arthur Gill just before he shipped out to the Pacific in 1944. In 1949 the family moved to the San Fernando Valley where she lived for 61 years. Here they raised four children, James Arthur, Mark Anthony, Marianne and Paul Wesley. Geri passed away gently on October 21, 2010. Her family and friends remember her as a kind, loving and dedicated mother. In addition to her family and home, Geri's passion was her garden. No one could whack at a rosebush and produce more gorgeous flowers. She leaves behind many friends and family who were blessed to have known this generous and forever happy person. Her survivors include her four children, daughters-in-law Claire and Dea Gill, son-in-law Randy Wood, grandchildren Megan and Paul "P.G." Gill and Michael Goluch. The family wishes to thank the very kind and caring caregivers at Windsor Gardens in North Hollywood. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church, at 13001 Victory Blvd., No. Hollywood., on November 20, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation in her memory be made to the John Wayne Cancer Institute. Callanan & Woods Scovern 818-242-0258 Please sign guestbook at www.callananwoodsscovern.com
GRACIE LEE WALKER-ST. JOHN APR 30, 1913 - NOV 14, 2010 Passed away on November 14, 2010 in Modesto. She was 97. Born in Cleveland, Arkansas, she had lived in California for 60 years. She was a retired nurse. She is survived by her children, Marguerite M. Garvey, Ethel M. Cox and Wanda F. Pace of California; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and seven great great-grand- children. A viewing will be held Thurs. November 18 from 5:00-8:00pm at Franklin and Downs Funeral Home, McHenry & Palm Ave. Services will be held graveside at Lakewood Memorial Cemetery Fri., November 19, at 3:00 PM.
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Harold W. Ray, 90, of Vacaville, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 11, in Vacaville. He was born in Lexington, Ky., on Dec. 14, 1919., Harold served in the United States Air Force for 24 years, retiring in 1969. He was also a California state employee for 15 years for Caltrans, retiring in 1983. He was a member of the Church of Christ at 401 First St. He was an avid woodworker who loved spending time making anything and everything for family and friends., Harold is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia (Bob) Hurley of Vacaville, Nancy (Jim) Harlow of Hayden, Idaho, Barbara Ray of Vacaville, and Dianne Ray of Vacaville; son and daughters-in-law, Betty Ray of Houston, and Donald (B. Ann) Ray of Acton, Calif.; 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Mary E. Ray; and son, Jack Ray., A visitation will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. A funeral with Larry West officiating will follow on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Air Force Memorial Foundation, 1 Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington, VA 22204., Arrangements are under the direction of McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main St., Vacaville, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.,
Harriett M. Cheney Harriett was born on September 3, 1928 and was 82 years old when she passed away on November 13, 2010 surrounded by her family, following a brief illness. A lifelong resident of Live Oak, Harriett was a member of the Delta Kappa Iota and the Royal Neighbors. She is survived by her devoted husband of 63 years, Milton Cheney, daughter Marsha (Lou) Cavagnaro, daughter, Pamela (Daniel) Gibson of Live Oak, daughter, Laura (Steve) Neal of Olivehurst, son Arthur (Kimberly) Cheney of Live Oak, and brother Edward Adams of Live Oak, as well as nine grandchildren thirteen great- grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter and many nieces and nephews. Harriett is preceded in death by her daughter, Karen Cheney, 2 sisters and 1 brother. Graveside services are scheduled for Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 11:00am at the Live Oak Cemetery. Send Condolences to
Harry Frederick Cuzner, Jr., Resident of San Jose, Harry was born on November 22, 1922, in Chicago, Illinois, and died peacefully on November 15, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane, after 49 years of marriage. Harry is survived by his loving children, daughter Kathleen Irvine and sons Gregor and Mark. He was the proud grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of 5., He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during, in England as a P-51 fighter pilot with the rank of 1st Lt. It was during this time that he met his future wife, an Army nurse, at the tea dances hosted by his squadron. He later served during the Korean conflict in a technical advisor role., As an aeronautical engineer, Harry work for 40 years at Lockheed where he managed the structural test department. In retirement he was an active member of SIRS and a volunteer at the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose., Throughout his life, Harry was an avid golfer, skier, and bridge player, actively enjoying them all well into his 70's. He and his wife traveled extensively around the world, including memorable trips through the Panama Canal., Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollenbeck Ave., Sunnyvale. Interment with military honors will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Los Altos.
Helen Andterson Kellner passed away on October 21, at her home at the age of 103. She died of natural causes., Helen was born January 28, 1907 near Stuttgart, Germany. At 16 she immigrated to the U.S.A. and lived in Philadelphia with her aunt. Helen married William Andterson in 1927. They lived in Philadelphia a few years until moving to Van Nuys where William secured a position as a banker/broker. Eventually they bought a chicken ranch which Helen managed., Helen was widowed in 1953. She married John V. Keller in 1964 and resided on the Ventura Road Ranch in Oxnard, Ca. where John farmed. In 1966 Helen and John moved to Camarillo where they continued to enjoy entertaining relatives and friends and traveling until John's death in 1974. Helen eventually moved to Leisure Village., Helen was a member of the Oxnard Monday Club, St. Josephs Convalescent Hospital of Ojai, several travel clubs and became a valued member of Leisure Villages' Bocci Club and was a life member of ST. John's Hospital Aux. She enjoyed her many friends she made at the village especially Annelies Regan, Heinz Schober and Edith Anderson., Helen Kellner is survived by stepdaughters, step grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister in Germany and nieces, great nephews and great nieces in Germany and in the U.S., Helen's internment will be Nov. 20 at 11 a.m., at the old cemetery at Santa Clara on 'H' Street in Oxnard., Memorial contributions may be sent to "Mary Health of the Sick", 2929 Theresa Dr., Newbury Park, CA. 91320 or VITAS Hospice care at 16830 Ventura Blvd. Suite 315, Encino, CA 91436.
Helen Circosta, 88, a 50 year resident of Pleasantville, NY, passed peacefully, surrounded by her children on Nov 13th. Born in Martone, Reggio Calabria, Italy. She immigrated to the USA in 1942. She married George M. Circosta in 1946. A former Yonkers resident Helen was an accomplished seamstress and had retired from Helen Whiting in 1985 after 27 years. She was a devoted Mother, friend and homemaker. Helen was also an avid gardener and an amazing cook. She took enormous pride in her children and grandson .She was a devout Catholic and parishioner of Holy Innocents and Our Lady of Pompeii. Through out the years she was active in her community and church. She was predeceased by her husband, George M Circosta in 1969. She is survived by her son George M Circosta Jr., daughter, Ann Circosta Lena, son in-law Bobby Lena and her pride and joy, grandson Robert A Lena. She is also survived by her devoted Sister-in law, Marianna Circosta of Yonkers NY, her niece Rose Calvi, her nephews Michael, Rocco and George Circosta and numerous great nieces, great nephews and great- great nieces and nephews. Visiting hours Friday 2 to -4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Beecher Funeral Home, Pleasantville, NY. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday 10 AM, Our Lady of Pompeii Church, Pleasantville, NY. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, Yonkers, NY. In lieu of flowers donations to: Regional Hospice of Western Ct 405 Main St Danbury CT 06810 would be appreciated.
Henry C. Romiski, 88, entered into rest on Thursday, Nov. 4, at David Grant USAF Medical Center. He was born on Aug. 13, 1922, in Wilkesbarre, Pa., He was a retired master sergeant with 21 years in the United States Air Force, A viewing will be held on Monday, Nov. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Nadeau Family Funeral Home. Service to follow on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 12:30 p.m., also at Nadeau Family Funeral Home. Burial will be at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon., Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home, www.nadeaufuneralhome.com, 455-7700.,
Retired Master Sgt. Henry C. Romiski Sr. passed away on Nov. 4, at David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, after losing his battle with cancer., Henry Romiski was born Aug. 13, 1922, to Aloysius and Stephania Romiski in Wilkes Barre, Pa., He enlisted in the United States Army in October 1939, and was retired from the United States Air Force in January 1960. His service included the Airborne Radio Operator in the China Burma Theatre of the Pacific during World War II where he and his crew crossed The Himalayas in a C 47 delivering goods and supplies to troops (the legendary Flying The Hump)., After his retirement, he worked at Travis AFB at 60th Avionics and then on to Mare Island where he continued his work in national defense electronics., His love for outdoor sports, especially watching the Oakland A's and taking trips to the casino were among his favorite pastimes, but overall, his family was his greatest love., He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Mary L. Romiski; children, Henry, Rosa, Vicky and Robert; 12 grandchildren; and extended family. He will be greatly missed by all., The public viewing will be held on Nov. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. Services will be held on Nov. 16, at 12:30 p.m. at Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 180 E. Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville, Calif. Burial will be held at 2 p.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery on Midway Road in Dixon., Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral, 455-7700.,
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Huguette Michele Reekie, Resident of Stockton, Entered into rest on November 11, 2010 in Stockton, CA. at the age of 83. Michele was born in Paris on October 31, 1927 and raised a Swiss citizen in Vevey, Switzerland. She spent most of her life in the United States, residing in Belmont, CA. married to the late Benjamin Reekie. She will be missed by all those who remembered her., She is survived by her loving son and daughter in law, Andre and Brigitte Reekie of Stockton, CA, daughter, Chantal Morris of Greenwood, CA. Best friends and in laws, Jean-Pierre and Renee Mercanton, Foster City, CA. Loving grandmother of Jonathan De Silva, Chantee Cox and Rachelle Morriss. Great grandmother of James, Drew, Ethan, Noah, Seth and Isaac., Michele had a long career as a Loss Prevention Agent at Macy's Department Store in San Mateo, CA. She was an avid bowler and truly missed her bowling leagues as her health began to decline. Michele truly had a passion for life and always loved an adventure whenever the opportunity presented itself., Family and friends are invited for a gathering at the home of Andre and Brigitte Reekie, 3845 Steve Lillie Circle, Stockton, CA. Thursday, December 2 from 5 - 8 pm.
Hunter James, Wilson, 11/7/2010, Hunter James Wilson passed into Gods hands on November 7, 2010., Hunter made a profound difference in our lives and everyone he touched. His big brother CJ, his mom, Shawna, and his father Cass Wilson will forever hold a place near their hearts for him. His Grandma Jean Inzano resides in Placerville, California and his Nana, Margo Wilson resides in Merced, Calif., Cass, Shawna and CJ live in Rescue Calif., Hunter was born in Lausanne Switzerland at the Clinic Cecile overlooking Lake Geneva and the Alps. Hunter was a beautiful and happy child, full of love that seemed to instantly reach out and touch you; leaving you happier for having just been in his presence. Hunter had a special love for his Grandma and Nana and would run to them with joy every time he saw them. My one wish for all of you is that you make time to cherish the love you have with your children. You never know what God's plan holds for the future and every moment is unique., A funeral Mass was held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Cameron Park, Calif., at 3 p.m. on Friday, November 12, 2010. His final resting place will be at Green Valley Cemetery, Cameron Park, California., The family would prefer that you express your support in the form of a donation to The Grace Foundation non-profit benefiting neglected horses and children. Go to, , make your donation and designate the Hunter James Wilson Memorial Fund.
PORTER, INA LOUISE Of San Diego Feb. 27, 1947 to Nov. 12, 2010 California Cremation & Burial Chapel 619-234-3272
IRENE "LINA" CARMONA 71, Of Corona, CA, died November 12, 2010 in Corona, CA. She was born May 12, 1939 in San Bernardino, CA, daughter of Francisco and Marina Garcia. Irene worked as an Assembly Worker for Toro Irrigation Company. She was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church. Surviving are husband, Jose Carmona of Corona; daughters, Yolanda (Regino) Hernandez of Corona, Isabel (Alfred) Alcala of Corona; son, Robert (Caroline) Carmona of Buckeye, AZ; granddaughters, Sabrina Hernandez, Briana Hernandez, Stephanie Alcala; grandson, Anthony Alcala, all of Corona, CA; grandson, Robert Carmona Jr. of Buckeye, AZ and great-grandson, Jessie Terriquez. Services will be held 11/17/2010 at 11:00am at St. Edward Catholic Church, 417 W. Grand Blvd., Corona. Interment will follow in the Corona Sunnyslope Cemetery, Corona, California. To sign the online guest book, go to
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CONNOR, JANICE M. San Diego 2-14-1940/11-14-2010 Viewing Featheringill Mortuary 11/16 4-8PM. Memorial Service Del Cerro Baptist Church 5512 Pennsylvania Ln., La Mesa,Ca Wed.11/17 at 1PM Featheringill 619 583-9511
MOSHER, JENNIEFER J. August 14, 1965 On November 14, 2010, Jennifer was taken from a sudden and unexpected illness. She was a dedicated, caring and loving wife to Gene and mother to her three sons, Raymond, Kyle, and Matthew. She was a wonderful wife, sister, aunt, daughter, teacher, and friend to everyone who was blessed to know her. She had a contagious smile and a warm heart and will always be remembered by the slogan she so profoundly lived by. "Because Nice Matters." Although she left us too soon she was a remarkable strong, amazing, and thoughtful woman who never gave up and fought hard till the end. Her fun, outgoing, and courageous spirit will always be with us. Her celebration of life will be held Friday, November 19, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Chula Vista Presbyterian Church, 940 Hilltop Drive, Chula Vista, CA 91911. Family request in lieu of flowers please make donations to Chula Vista Presbytrian Church directed to a fund which will be set up for her sons.
December 23, 1931 ~ November 13, 2010 Jerome "Jerry" Nunes, a long time Atwater educator passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 13, 2010 with his family by his side.Jerome was born in Livingston on December 23, 1931. He attended Livingston schools and graduated from Merced High in 1949. He continued his education at Modesto J.C. then attended San Francisco State University receiving his degree and doing graduate work. Jerome spent one year teaching at the elementary level in San Francisco. He then returned to Atwater to teach two years at Mitchell Elementary, three years at Elmer Wood School, and five years as an English and reading teacher at Mitchell Senior Elementary. While at Mitchell Senior he was the recipient of Freedom Foundation's Outstanding Teacher Award. After 10 years in the teaching field, he was asked to assume the principalship at Elmer Wood School, where he remained for 22 years until his retirement in 1987. After his retirement, Jerome volunteered in his nieces' class at Mitchell School. Jerome was dedicated to the education and well-being of the children of Atwater. It was his deepest wish that his school be a place where children could feel secure and know that an opportunity would be provided for awareness and self worth to help each child maintain their dignity. Jerome was preceded in death by his parents John P. and Mary Nunes, sister Dorothea Sebastian and brothers John P. Nunes and Anthony Nunes. He is survived his sister Rosemary Silva (Larry) of Atwater, brother Joseph P. Nunes (Jeanette) of Grass Valley, CA and sister-in-law Edna Nunes of Bend, OR Jerome was a wonderful uncle to his many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Thursday, November 18, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Wilson Family Funeral Chapel, 1290 Winton Way, Atwater. Recitation of the Holy Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Atwater with burial immediately following at Winton Cemetery. Father Tom Timmings, Father Leonard Trindade and Deacon Canelo officiating. Donations in Jerome's names can be made to YMI Education Foundation or the charity of your choice.
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GRANEK, JOSEPH of San Diego 01/21/1922 - 11/14/2010 Private Services Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey 619-425-9111
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May 24, 1931 - November 13, 2010 Jovita Sepulveda Alvarez was born on May 24th of 1931 in McAllen, Texas, daughter of Jose and Juanita Sepulveda Alvarez. She passed away on November 13th of 2010 at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock, California at the age of 79 and resided in Atwater, California. Jovita migrated to California's Central Valley in 1965. Contributions to her community included, but were not limited to being an original founder of Golden Valley Health Center; receiving Jefferson Jackson Award; receiving Hispanic Woman of the Year Award, two consecutive years from the California State Senate and the Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, respectively; Assisted in building the Sociedad de Oro # 8 Merced County; Member of Merced County Democratic Central Committee and 26th Assembly District Democratic Committee; recognized for Grassroots Democrat of the year; First Hispanic from Merced County to go to a presidential convention which took place in Miami, Florida in 1972; taught English to farm workers; marched with Cesar Chavez; and was part of the Rural Health Federation. Jovita was preceded in death by her son Victor Manuel Alvarez and her husband Felix Alvarez. Jovita is survived by her children Felix Jose Alvarez, Carlos Alvarez, Peter Alvarez, Rosa Maria Chavez, Estevan Martin Alvares, Elsa Vasquez, Elay Alvarez, 23 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, Harry T.F.G., and many friends. Jovita lived a life full of hard work, joy and love. She will be greatly missed and forever remembered by all those fortunate enough to have met her. A public visitation for family and friends will be held from 3:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and Recitation of the Holy Rosary to start at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 18th of 2010 in the Chapel of Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home in Atwater. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, November 19th of 2010 at St. Jude's Catholic Church in Livingston, California and burial to follow at the Winton District Cemetery in Winton, California. All funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home located at 3050 North Winton Way-Atwater, CA or you may call us at 1-209-358-4931.
ALVARADO, JUAN JOSE of San Diego July 29, 1954 - Nov. 13, 2010 Viewing 11/19, 5-9 p.m. at Featheringill Mortuary 6322 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, 92115 Featheringill Mortuary 583-9511
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Jacqueline passed away November 14, 2010, at the age of 80. She was born April 3, 1930 in West Virginia and was a 60-year resident of Torrance. Jacqueline is survived by her children, Paula Poskey (Orlando), Linda Jones (Visalia), Mike Moon (Phoenix) and John Moon (Torrance); 10 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Saturday, November 20 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Green Hills Mortuary, followed by a gravesite funeral service at 2:00 p.m. at Green Hills Memorial Park. Please sign the guestbook at
SCHUNK, Jacquelyn Frances Zins May 25, 1931-November 11, 2010 Jacquelyn, 79, died November 11, 2010, with her family by her side in Newport Beach, CA. Born May 25, 1931 to Mary McCarthy and George Zins in the City of Los Angeles, Jackie shared fond memories of working in an office position for the City of Los Angeles in her 20's, but her favorite activity was dancing which was how she met her wonderful late husband Les Schunk at the USO. After marrying and starting a family with two beautiful children, Jackie and Les took permanent residence in Corona Del Mar. There they owned a family auto business until 2007 and she continued to live and enjoy the beautiful beach city after her husband passed on. Jackie was a devoted Catholic and liked to share that passion with others in her life. She enjoyed volunteering at Crystal Cove Beach, actively playing bridge, bunko and Texas hold 'em where she made great friends, not to mention jetting off to gamble at a whim. No crossword puzzle event the Times or scrabble game could stump her. No one can argue that Jackie's favorite activity was spending time with her loving family, who she was always devoted to and who will miss her greatly. She is survived by sister, Barbara Gulick; and sisters-in-law, June Zins and Ilene Zins; brothers, Jerry and Frank Zins; daughter Teri Ostrander; son, Lester Schunk; son-in-law, Craig; grandson-in-law, Corey; granddaughters Heather, Lacey, Danielle and Julia; grandsons, Jordan and Josh; great-grandson Adrian and many nieces, nephews and cousins. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2010, 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Angels in Newport Beach, CA. Trade a smile for a tear because Nana and Papa are dancing in heaven to together. Please go to the mortuary's website, www.LAfuneral.com to send the family messages and share memories. Rice Mortuary Torrance 310-792-7599
James Arthur Finley 93, of Oroville, CA, passed away November 10, 2010. Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00PM Monday, November 22, 2010 at Sierra View Memorial Park in Olivehurst, CA. Funeral services are under the direction of Lipp & Sullivan Funeral Directors.
James D. Bird James D. Bird born on Sept. 8, 1937 joined his on true love Bernice, on Nov. 14, 2010. He passed away due to complications from a variety of illnesses. He was born in San Francisco to Herbert and Hazel Gates. His family moved to Lodi where he went to high school and met Bernice. After they married, they moved back to San Francisco where Jim worked in the electrical industry and they raised two sons, Richard and Dennis. Later they moved to San Carlos where Jim loved to entertain friends and family by the pool. He also was a true 49er faithful, enjoying tailgate parties with friends for 40 plus years. Jim is preceded in death by his sister Veronica(Dolly) Grey and is survived by his brother Richard, daughter in law Kathleen, three grandsons, Brett, Kevin, Eric and several nieces and nephews. Jim is loved and will be missed by many. A memorial service will be held on Friday Nov. 19th at 11 am in the Newall Chapel of CYPRESS LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 1370 El Camino Real, Colma, CA.
James David Pulliam, age 47, passed away on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 in his childhood home surrounded by his family and friends Jim loved spending time with his family and his work. His children meant the world to him, everything he did revolved around the love he had for them. He was a giving, loving person. He taught everyone he encountered a lesson of life. He was cherished by all who knew him. He will be dearly missed., He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Debbie; children, Kirk and Kyle; parents, John and JoAnn Pulliam; sister, Jill Babish; brother, John Pulliam; uncle, Bob McRae; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews., A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18 at the Rose Family Chapel., Assisting the family is the family owned and operated Rose Family Funeral Home & Cremation, our family helping yours, 581-3800.
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James Knight of Lewiston (formerly Arcata) died November 14, 2010 at the age of 88. James was born January 12, 1922 in Slick, OK. He was a
At his request, there will be no formal services for James Leslie 'Llew' Llewellyn, 74, of Vacaville., Llew was born in Utah on March 7, 1936. He passed away peacefully on Nov. 8, at David Grant Medical Center., Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233, www.vacahillschapel .com.
James L. Morrow, born March, 22 1926, passed away on November 6, 2010 in Littleton, Colo. He was preceded in death by Dorothy M. Morrow; and is survived by children, Barbara and Scott Henley, grandchildren, James Callich, Charles Callich, Bill and Samantha Robinson; great-grandchildren, Cassie and CJ Callich, Quinton and Tavia Robinson; and the Morrow family, Linda, Ben, Ericka, Kristin, Chad, Shaun and Megan. Services will take place at 12:00 PM, November 18, 2010 at Arlington Mortuary, 9645 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92503. Also a short graveside memorial will be held at Riverside National Cemetery.
James Robert Hesse, 12/16/1965 - 11/10/2010, Jim resided in Reno, Nevada. Son of Richard and Joanne Hesse. Jim passed away on November 10, 2010 surrounded by family., Jim was survived by his sister Laura Hesse, brother, Carl and Sandra Hesse, brother Jeffrey and Melissa Hesse, niece Maya, nephews Mason and Jakob Hesse., Services will be held Friday November 19, 2010, 2 p.m. at 1115 Combie Rd. Faith Lutheran Church, Meadow Vista CA. 95722. Behind the Fire Station., Please send donations to Saint Mary's Reginal Medical Center. 235 West 6th Street Reno, NV. 89503.
October 27, 1939 -, November 11, 2010, Janet R. Lazzaro, 71, passed away Thursday at her son's house in Fairfield following a year-long bout with cancer., Jan was born in Pittsburgh, PA, lived in Hanford, Calif. for several years in the 90's., Janet worked as a secretary at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Hanford and later at Mt. George Elementary School in Napa before retiring in 2007., Janet is survived by her daughter's, Linda Lazzaro, Sharon (Robert) Alumbaugh and Monique Lazzaro; sons, Mark (Patricia) Lazzaro, Chris Lazzaro and Joseph Lazzaro; a sister, Betty Ostrowski; brothers, Henry and James Kownacki and Ronald Kane; his grandchildren, Anthony, Catherine, Theresa and Dominic Lazzaro and Tristan and Joshua Alumbaugh., Burial was held today at 1 p.m., in the Calvary Cemetery in Hanford., Arrangements are under the direction of Passalacqua Funeral Chapel in Benicia, Calif.
Janice Lynne Miller, age 50 of Hanford, California passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 in Hanford, California., Janice was born in Hanford on August 6, 1960 to Merrill and Loretta Barnes. She was raised and educated in Hanford. She attended elementary school, Woodrow Wilson Junior High School and graduated from Hanford High School in 1978. Janice was attending College of Sequoias when she met and married Keith Miller in the early 1980s. They made their home in Hanford where Janice was a homemaker. To this union was born two beautiful children, Jennifer Lynne and Steven Keith. Family was very important to Janice and she enjoyed time spent together. Family heirlooms and photographs were her treasures. Janice enjoyed watching her favorite game shows and programs. She also enjoyed animals of all kinds and was known to adopt those without a home. Janice attended First Baptist Church of Hanford and was never far away from an encouraging devotional. Janice will be missed greatly by those who knew and loved her., Janice was preceded in death by her mother, Loretta in 1973. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Jennifer Stockford and husband, Simon of England; her son, Steven Miller and wife, Autumn of Germany; her father, Merrill Barnes and Patty Somerfield of Palm Desert, California; three brothers, Steven Barnes and wife, Debra of Hanford, California, Donald Barnes and wife, Toni of Sparks, Nevada and David Barnes and wife, Kimberly of Aliso Viejo, California as well as several nieces, nephews and many friends., Services: A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. at People's Funeral Chapel. A reception will be held immediately following at the Bercher Family home at 407 West Malone Street in Hanford., Remembrances may be made in honor of Janice to Animal Rescue of Fresno (ARF) here:, .php or mail your donation to Animal Rescue of Fresno 4545 E. Dakota Ave., Fresno, CA 93726 (559 225-5715)., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements have been entrusted to People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591
Jeanne Rogers Hamrick, Resident of San Jose, Nov. 12, 1921-Nov. 4, 2010, jeanne passed on peacefully Nov. 4, 2010. She was born in Dianna, West Virginia. She attended and graduated from University of West Virginia., During WWII as a certified pilot she volunteered for the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WASPS). They filled the need for in country air pilots to ferry new aircraft to staging areas for the war effort., After the war she married her childhood sweetheart C.B. Hamrick and remained married until his death in 2001., She was an accomplished bowler, tennis player and golfer. She once parred the 18th hole at Pebble Beach!, She was a great sports fan and supporter for her 3 children in all of their many activities. She passed away knowing her beloved Giants won the World Series!, She is survived by her brother and two sisters, her three children and three grandchildren., At Jeanne's request no services will be held and any donations in her memory could be given to Guide Dogs for the Blind at P.O. Box 3950, San Rafael, CA 94912.
Age 44, of Dillon Beach, CA, died November 6, 2010 at home with her brother Morgan Doran and partner-in-life Dale Holmes at her side. Born on November 12, 1965, Jennifer spent her childhood in Sutter Creek, CA and graduated from Amador High School in 1984. Leaving Amador County, Jennifer resided at Dillon Beach, attended Santa Rosa Jr. College and married Chris Lawson. Together they have two daughters Shelby and Giana. Jennifer spent many hours on her horse riding the Lawson family ranch. In 1986 Jennifer assumed management of Lawson's Livestock beef cattle and sheep ranch. She had an incredible passion for the land and compassion for animals that was reflected in the way she managed the ranch for 19 years. Everyone who knew Jennifer understood she possessed both the fortitude to manage the ranch with mud and manure on her boots and the spark to don the most fetching feminine attire. If someone needed help, Jennifer was always there to give more than she would want to receive. Jennifer's mettle was tested by many tragedies which she confronted with grit, grace and courage. First in 1996 she and Chris lost their son Colby, who died from complications shortly after birth. Then in 2003 Jennifer was diagnosed with breast cancer that she fought with treatment and successfully recovered. A change in life brought Jennifer together with her partner Dale Holmes of Dillon Beach. After sharing many happy years and memories together, Jennifer's cancer returned and metastasized to bring her life to closure. Jennifer is survived by her loving partner Dale Holmes; daughters Shelby Lawson and Giana Lawson both of Dillon Beach; brother Morgan Doran of Winters; father Patrick Doran of Sutter Creek, mother Carolene Wiser and step-father Willie Scheidt of Volcano; and her aunt Janie Pasalich of Rohnert Park. Jennifer and Dale have been dedicated members of the Rip City Riders, a non-profit charity motorcycle group based in Marin and Sonoma Counties. The group organizes numerous charity drives throughout each year with one major beneficiary selected annually. This year, Rip City Riders raised $50,000 for Hospice by the Bay in Jennifer's honor. It is Jennifer's wish that any donations in her memory be made to Rip City Riders to support their charitable causes. More information is available at www.ripcityriders.org. Donations can be sent to Rip City Riders, PO Box 2970, Petaluma, CA 94953. In the spring of 2011, a Celebration of Jennifer's Life will be held in Tomales, CA. The celebration will be announced on the Rip City Riders website.
Jerome M. Ottoson, 69, of Grover Beach, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, after a brief illness. Jerry was born in Evanston, Ill., in 1941, to Marie and Roy Ottoson, the fourth of five rambunctious boys. He was raised on the Central Coast and attended Mission College Preparatory in San Luis Obispo, where he graduated in 1960. Jerry attended Cal Poly, and was drafted into the Army soon after his senior year of college. He was stationed at Fort Belvoir, Va., for a majority of his military service. After completing his service, Jerry returned to San Luis Obispo, where he continued working for the county Probation Department. Through probation he met his wife, Belinda, and they were married in 1986. After 30 years with the Probation Department, Jerry retired and moved with his wife to Grover Beach where they enjoyed spending time with their children, grandchildren and close friends. Jerry will be fondly remembered as wonderful husband, thoughtful father, loving papa, and dear friend. His humor, wit and kindness will live on in all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Jerry is survived by his wife, Belinda; brother Tom Ottoson; step-children Norma Bernert, Alison Deveraux (Ryan), Ronda Bryson and John Bryson; 8 grandchildren; as well numerous life long friends. He was preceded in death by his father Roy; mother Marie; and brothers, Don, Skip and Ralph. A private memorial service will be held in Los Osos on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, and a public tribute toast will take place immediately afterwards at 12:30 pm at McCarthy''s Pub in San Luis Obispo. In lieu, the family requests that you make a donation in Jerry''s name to the Hospice Partners of the Central Coast or your favorite charity.
Jerry Whitlach, Former San Jose Resident Aug. 24, 1938-Nov.9, 2010, Retired PG&E welder and reserve Sheriff's deputy passed at his home Nov 9. Born in San Jose, Jerry served in the U.S. Coast Guard on the Avoyal before transferring to the Farallon Islands. Jerry and his wife Anna retired to Sonora after 33 years with PG&E., An adult service with Masonic tribute is scheduled for 3:30p.m. Nov 21 at Mountain Springs Golf Course, 17566 Lime Kiln Road, Sonora.
Jill Mc Pherson, Resident of Sunnyvale, Passed on Nov. 10, at age 65. Beloved mother of Julie, Jena & Jodi.Sister to 6, many Grand and Great Grandchildren. Ceremony will be held Sat. Nov. 28 at 11:00 a.m. at Chapel of Flowers,900 S.2nd St., San Jose. Donations to Hospice of the Valley @ 4850 Union Ave in San Jose would be greatly appreciated.
Joe G. Rodriguez 1926 - 2010 Joe was born February 19, 1926 in Fresno, CA to Jose and Josephine Rodriguez. He went to be with the Lord on November 15, 2010. Joe was a resident of Bakersfield and proudly served in the U.S. Army during, where he was known as Bazooka Joe. He returned home and married Jessie on December 7, 1947 and had three daughters, Isabel, Rosie and Anna. Joe retired as Foreman for the Palla Rosa Farms after 40 years of service. Joe lived his life to the fullest and loved his country. His sense of humor and love for his family will be greatly missed. Joe was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Martin, Henry, Tony and Mike; and sister, Esperanza. He is survived by his wife, Jessie; daughters, Isabel Williams, Rosie Herren (David) and Anna Canales (Ramiro); grandchildren, Lori, David, Carolyn, Ramiro, Robert and Lisa; and 12 great grandchildren; brothers, Ralph and Raymond; sisters, Catalina, Jessie and Mary; and many, many special nieces and nephews. Visitation is Thursday, Nov. 18, from 4-8 p.m., with a Rosary at 6:00 p.m., at Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary. Memorial service will be held on Friday, Nov. 19, 10:30 a.m., at Sacred Heart Church. Interment will follow.
John A. Wilson, Sr., John Allen Wilson, 89, of Asheville, NC, passed away on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2010 at the Pisgah Manor Nursing Home, Candler, NC., Born on January 5, 1921 in Keene, TX, he moved with his parents to Burma before he was a year old. His parents were Seventh-day Adventist missionaries in Burma for many years. In 1939, John graduated from Vincent Hill School and College in Mussoorie, India. After returning to the United States, he attended Southwestern Junior College in Keene, TX, where he sang in the college quartet, played the trumpet in the band and orchestra, and graduated in 1941 with an A.A. degree. After attending Union College in Lincoln, NE, he entered the U.S., Air Force in 1944 and received his honorable discharge in 1946 after, ended. He then enrolled at Southern Missionary College in Collegedale, TN, graduating in 1948 with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Eventually he became a Certified Public Accountant., After working for Shell Oil Company for several years, John became a loyal and valued employee of Lockheed Aircraft Corporation in Marietta, GA. While there, he became known as "Mr. IBM" for overseeing their transition from punched card to electronic computing technologies. He always considered himself an accountant, although in reality he was much more than that. He left Lockheed in 1967 to follow his entrepreneurial dreams with his brother Eugene, during which time they built a computer services company that was many years ahead of its time, supporting high school guidance departments. In the early 1970s he was also instrumental in the formation of the Western Institute of Science and Technology in Waco, TX, where he oversaw the creation, again ahead of its time, of an online computer network supporting the administration and curricula of colleges. He returned to Lockheed in 1980 and retired in 1986., In his early years in Georgia, John was a member of the Elks, and while he liked to play a little golf, his lifelong love was tennis. He also loved playing card and board games and was a whiz at Bingo. Other interests included model trains, cabinet-making, music, reading, and travel. He was proud to have designed and assisted in the building of three different houses during his life time., A man of great strength, patience and humbleness, he leaves his family with many cherished memories, and will be dearly missed., He is survived by his daughter, Jonita Wolfe and her husband Dale of Beverly Hills, FL; his son, Jere Wilson and his wife Kathleen of Terryville, CT, his son, John Wilson, Jr. of Houston TX; his daughter-in-law, Linda Wilson of Arlington, TX; his grandchildren, Donald, Debra, Samantha and Elizabeth, and his adopted grandchildren, Andrea, Kristie, and Heather. He also leaves his brothe,r Morris Wilson and his wife Joan of Candler, NC; his brother Eugene Bullock-Wilson and his wife Barbara, of Carmel, CA; and his sister-in-law Lois Wilson, of Hilton Head, SC. He was preceded in death by his wife Jerita (Dortch) Wilson, mother of his four children, his second wife Betty (Johnson) Wilson, his son Jeffrey Wilson, and his brother Harold Wilson., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in John's name to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research,, or 1-800-708-7644.
John Edward Golnik, 69, of Oxnard, passed away suddenly on Nov. 13, 2010. J, ohn was born April 13, 1941 in Hartford, Conn. After graduating from Conard High School, he served in the USAF. He then attended the University of Connecticut majoring in engineering and upon graduation joined Hughes Aircraft in California. His 29-year career included designing radar systems for the F-15 and demonstrating its capabilities to our military and allies. He was active in many community organizations, enjoyed showing others his garden railroad, and boating off the California coast. He will be remembered for his devotion to his wife whom he often referred to as the love of his life, his children, and his grandchildren. He was a Christian and honored God throughout his life., He is survived by his wife, Joani; his daughter, Julienne, her husband William Valois; his son, Justin; and three grandchildren, Cassie, Aubrey and Cole., Arrangements were made with the assistance of Griffin Family Funeral Chapels, Camarillo; 482-1166., Services will be held privately on Saturday, Nov. 20, at Mount Cross Lutheran Church in Camarillo.
John Michael Montell, 63, passed away on November 14, 2010 in his home in Orland after a courageous six year battle with ALS. John was born May 5, 1947, in Calistoga to John and Serafina Montelli. Johnny attended school in Calistoga and after graduation in 1965 he enlisted in the, . His service duties included a tour in Viet Nam where he was wounded and received the, medal. After Honorable Discharge from the Marine Corps. Johnny returned home to work for the family owned business, Montelli Construction. In 1970 he met the love of his life, Connie Wilson; they married January 29, 1971; they raised two wonderful sons, John Jr. and Nick. He was predeceased by his mother in 2009 and father in 1987. Along with his wife, children and grandchildren (Taylor and Holly), Johnny is survived by his sisters Toni Weems (Rod), Adele Martin (Donald), Celeste Navone (Andy) and brother Dan; as well as numerous nephews, nieces, and extended family. Johnny loved the outdoors; he was an avid hunter and travelled extensively in pursuit of the next "big one". He and Connie realized their dream of living on a working ranch and raising cattle when they moved to Orland in 1999. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, November 22, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Helena Catholic Church, 1340 Tainter St., St. Helena, CA. A gathering to honor Johnny will follow at the Native Sons Hall, Spring St., St. Helena. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Johnny's memory to The Field of Dreams (guided hunts for disabled veterans) P.O. Box 844, Colusa, CA 95932. The Montelli family thanks you for your support. Arrangements are cared for by: MORRISON FUNERAL CHAPEL SERVING THE NAPA VALLEY, 707-963-3536
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John Michael Montelli, 63, passed away on Nov. 14 in his home in Orland, Calif., after a courageous six-year battle with ALS.
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John "Jay" Payne McCulley, 8/30/1913 - 11/12/2010, PHOTO, Born August 30, 1913 in Rockwood, TN. Went to be with the Lord Friday, November 12, 2010 at 97 years old. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Marilyn McCulley, and son Alan McCulley. Beloved grandpa to Alicen Arsenault and Samantha Smith and great-grampy to Genevieve, Malachi, and Miriam. Jay enjoyed fishing, playing tennis, bowling, watching baseball, and playing cards. He and Marilyn camped and fished together and he bowled on a league with Alan until he was 89. Grandpa Jay was the one to teach both Samantha and Alicen to play many card games. Jay was known for his sense of humor and witty sayings. He was an animal lover and he and Marilyn always had at least one pet. Jay was kind to everyone and a loving husband. He will be missed by all., Memorial Service will be held at Bethel Lutheran Church, 1050 Douglas Blvd in Roseville on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 2 p.m.
MR. JOSE SOLORIO MANZO, age 100, resident of Santa Maria, passed away November 15, 2010. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Moreno Mortuary
Joseph Alfonso Bernal, Resident of Sonoma, 88, passed away peacefully in Petaluma on November 12, 2010 after a lengthy illness. He was born on December 12, 1921 in Mexico and immigrated to California as a young boy. He was raised in South San Francisco with his parents, Emilio and Lucia Bernal, and sisters, Socorro Ruiz (Jim) and Elisa. Joe was in the Army Air Corps and served as a corporal in Europe during, from 1942-1945 where he became a U.S. citizen. He was in the United States Air Force Reserve and served in Korea 1951-1952., He married Esther Navarro (deceased) in 1946 raising 4 children, Robert, Ann Johnson, Elizabeth Bennett, and Tom (deceased) on Lilac Lane in SSF while working for Western Electric/PT&T for more than 35 years. Joe then married Berta Moitoza Bernal in 1982 and moved to Sonoma. Joe was an active member of St. Leo's Catholic Church,, , American Legion, SIRS, the Telephone Pioneers, and All Souls Church YMI in SSF., Joe is survived by his wife, Berta, children Robert (Charlene), Ann, Elizabeth Bennett (Steve), Tony Moitoza (Lori) and John McLevin; grandchildren, Christine, Alicia and Brian Bernal, Ron Johnson, Jr., Andrew & Rachel Bennett, Justin, Brendon, and Courtney Bernal, Erin Long (Scott) and Jordan Moitoza, Robert and Alicia McLevin; great grandchildren Nikolas and Nathan Bernal, Aiden Venegas, and Gunner Long; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews., Friends are invited to attend a memorial mass at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 20th, 2010 at St. Leo's Catholic Church, 660 West Agua Caliente Road, Sonoma, CA 95476. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to the National Office, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601; or to the Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran Street Petaluma, California 94952; or to the charity of the donor's choice. Inquiries can be made to DUGGAN'S MISSION CHAPEL, 525 West Napa Street, Sonoma, CA 95476 at (707) 996-3655 or www.duggans
Jovita S. Alvarez, one of the founders of the Golden Valley Health Centers, died Saturday, but memories about her will remain alive among thousands of people that she touched during her lifetime. Alvarez, 79, was ill and died of natural causes. She was born in McAllen, Texas. In the summer of 1966 she moved to California, along with her husband, eight children and her parents. All 12 of them moved halfway across the country in a station wagon. "We ended up in Merced, our station wagon stopped here," said Estevan Alvarez, the second-youngest son.
Joyce Janice (Halterman) Gallaher March 15, 1930 - November 14, 2010 Joyce was born in Wenatchee, WA, to Roy and Della Halterman. She was one of nine children. After high school, she married the love of her life, Robert John Gallaher. They were married for 55 wonderful years and had 11 children. She was a loving and generous lady who opened up her home and family and became a second mom, grandma, and friend to many others. She loved to be surrounded by family and friends. Joyce was preceded in death by her loving husband; parents; brothers, Russell Halterman, Art Halterman, Robert Halterman, Vern Halterman; sister, Carol Halterman; son, Robert Gallaher; and grandchild, Nicole Heath. Joyce is going to be missed by brothers, William Halterman and his wife, Nancy, Emery Halterman; sister, Dorothy Young and her husband, Bill Young; sons, Patrick Gallaher, Joseph Gallaher and his wife, Roxane, Raymond Gallaher and his wife, Nancy; daughters, Teresa Lewis and her husband, John, Joan Gallaher, Mary Beechie and her husband, Jay, Della Cotton and her husband, Rick, Dorothy Gallaher, Rachel DiMartino and her husband, Mike, and Margaret Heath; 45 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many close family and friends. "A mother's love is never ending; though she is no longer beside us, she is with us." Visitation will be held today, Wednesday, November 17, 2010, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary starting at 6:00 p.m., at Greenlawn Memorial Chapel, 3700 River Blvd. Mass will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi, 900 H Street. Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary
Judith M. Beeson, 51, passed away at Mercy Medical Center in Redding, CA on November 15, 2010 after a long term illness. Judy lived her entire life in Shasta County, having lived her early life in Redding and later in Burney, CA. She graduated from Central Valley High School in 1977. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, John Pringer in 2007, and is survived by her father and mother, Bill and Hazel Beeson of Redding and her sister Donna Fiddler (husband, Steve) of Bend, OR and brother Bill Jr. (wife, Robin) of Redding. She was loved by family and friends and will be missed by all. The memorial service for Judy Beeson will be held on Friday November 19, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Allen and Dahl Funeral Chapel, 2655 Eureka Way, Redding, CA.
Judy A. Statucki, 72, of Vacaville, died on Tuesday, Nov. 9, in Vacaville., She was born in Bountiful, Utah, on Feb. 6, 1938., A visitation will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Relief Society room at the Church of Latter-day Saints, 311 Alamo Drive, Vacaville., A funeral will follow at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be private at a later date., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.
Juli Entwistle, 41, was found dead at her home on Sunday., Police said they got a call about a domestic violence incident at 4:08 a.m. and arrived to find the woman lying on the floor of her Morrissey Boulevard studio apartment with a laceration to her neck.
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Julian Gomez, 10/23/1919 - 11/13/2010, Julian Gome, 91, pased away on Saturday, November 13, 2010, at Auburn's Colonial Health Care, with his daughter, Charlotte and son-in-law Joe Hernandez at his side., Julian was born in Trinchera, Colorado, on October 23, 1919. He worked as an auto mechanic and was an avid NASCAR fan all his life. He owned several auto shops and built his own race car, which he raced throughout California. He also served in the U.S. Army. Julian raised his three children with his wife, Margaret, in the Bay Area before returning to his native Colorado. He spent the last five years in Northern California to be near his family., Julian leaves behind his daughter, Charlotte Hernandez, and son-in-law Joe Hernandez, of Auburn, daughter, Dede Bernauer, and son-in-law, Ray Bernauer of Tracy, and son Jay Gomez of Hayward. His grandchildren include, Chantel Hernandez Wood, and husband Dale Wood, Jodi Escobedo Hernandez, and husband Victor Escobedo, Monica Seierup and husband Erik Seierup, Amy Bernauer and Jason Gomez. Julian was a great grandfather to Zachary Oliver, Jolan Wood, Chance and Alex Wood, Jose and Mateo Escobedo, and Arlana and Trinity Seierup., His family will hold a burial service at the VA Cemetery in Dixon, California.
Cathi was born in Pasadena, CA and grew up in the South Bay where she attended Mira Costa High School. Her childhood days were spent loving time in Hermosa Beach, a love that lasted a lifetime. She was a beloved daughter, spending time with her mother weekly up until the day she passed. Cathi is survived by her mother, Molly Smith; her brother, Bill Pomeroy; her uncles, Bill, Doug, Hunter; aunts, Betsy, Sheila, Teresa, Jalayne; cousins, Jason, Matt, sierra; niece, Heather; nephews, Greg, Kenny and many, many friends. Cathi had many challenges in her short life, overcoming an auto accident at age 17 which resulted in a serious head injury. She was a member of Options for Life and Westside Regional Center for the Developmentally Disabled, where she enjoyed spending time volunteering with Meals on Wheels, Heal the Bay and socializing with her many friends and co-workers at the center. Please join us Monday, November 22 at 12:45 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Pier (underneath Old Tony's Bar and Restaurant) where we will walk out to the end of the pier to celebrate the life and share stories about Cathi. If you wish to donate or are interested in their program, please visit their website at
Kathryn Elizabeth Lundergan Howley of Arroyo Grande, was born in Ithaca N.Y., in September 1917, and passed away Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at the Cabrillo Care Center in San Luis Obispo. She was a woman with a wonderful sense of humor, sweet nature and a great joy and history of music and dance. Kay lived at the Alder House for the past ten years where she was surrounded by loving care givers and fellow residents who were also her dear friends. Kay is survived by sister Louise Burleigh of Bend, Ore.; daughter Linda Waters Mulks (Robert Mulks) of San Luis Obispo; son, Mark William Waters (Renge'' Lee Grace) of Bend, Ore.; grandchildren, Lori Tisinger, Timothy Mulks, Jennifer Wieneke, Tristen Waters, Meghann-Rose Waters; six great-grandchildren; and four nieces and nephews. A service will be held at 2:30 pm, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at Old Mission Catholic Church in San Luis Obispo.
Kathy Kellett Nikkel December 12, 1950 - November 9, 2010 Kathy Kellett Nikkel was born on December 12, 1950 in Bakersfield, CA; and passed away on November 9, 2010 in Elk Grove, CA, at age 59. Beloved wife of 41 years to Ray Nikkel. Mother of Carrie Nikkel of Sacramento, CA and grandmother to Stella Lampe of El Dorado Hills, CA. Preceded in death by her father, William Ervin Kellett; sister, Mary Harthorn; and daughter, Heather Nikkel-Lampe. Kathy is survived by her mother, Willie Mae Kellett of Bakersfield; brother, Michael Kellett of Victoria, TX; sister, Patricia Enterline of Bakersfield; and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends. Kathy graduated from West High in Bakersfield in 1969. Kathy worked as a school clerk for 17 years at Markofer Elementary in Elk Grove where she always had a smile for parents, teachers, and children. Memorial services will be held on Monday, Nov. 22, at 2:00 p.m., at South East Lawn Memorial Park & Mortuary, 9189 East Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove.
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KENNETH E. WHITE SEPT 6, 1928 - NOV 14, 2010 Ken White passed away on November 14, 2010 at his home in Hughson. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Maxine White; his daughters, Alice Stevens (Chuck), Kathy Seidel (Mike); his sons, John White (Gloria) and Ken White (Debbie); nine grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 17, 2010 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at Franklin & Downs Ceres Chapel, 2561 5th St., Ceres, CA 95307. Private burial to follow in Fresno, CA.
Khyva A. Radzewicz, 94, of New Milford, passed away on Sunday, November 14, 2010, at home. She was the wife of the late Joseph D. Radzewicz, Sr. for 58 years. Khyva was born in Bridgeport, February 2, 1916,, daughter of the late Walter G. and Lydia Henion Adam. She moved to New Milford in 1920 and was a graduate of New Milford High School and a member of St. Francis Xavier Church, New Milford. Khyva served the Town of New Milford in the Tax Collector's office for 25 years. She was the Town's elected Tax Collector for 11 years, leaving the office in 1976. She went on to work in the Business office at Canterbury School for many years. She served the New Milford Democratic Town Committee for several terms with distinction. In 1969 she received a Certificate of Honor from the Democratic National Committee for her dedicated service to the community. She is survived by two sons, Joseph D. Radzewicz, Jr. and his wife Deborah of West Chester, PA. and James M. Radzewicz and his wife Marcia of Palm Harbor, FL.; and two grandchildren, Allison and Michael A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, New Milford. No Calling hours. Arrangements by the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford.
IZUMO, Koto At 92, she passed away peacefully on November 14th. She is remembered by family and friends for her warm, happy heart. Her husband of 60 years, Akira, preceded her in passing. She is survived by her sister, Yone Yorimoto; her three children Gary (Judy) Izumo, Joanne (Patrick) Justus, and Patricia Izumo; her seven grandchildren Emilie and Daniel Hall, Monica Justus, Virginia (Glenn) Rotte, Andrew (Toni Rose) Justus, Elizabeth and Matthew Izumo; her great-grandson, Benjamin Rotte and many other loving relatives. SGI Buddhist service will be held on Friday, November 19th, 2 p.m., at Fukui Mortuary, 707 E. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, November 20th, 1 p.m., at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 32111 Watergate Rd, Westlake Village, CA 91361. www.fukuimortuary.com (213) 626-0441
At 92, she passed away peacefully on Nov. 14, 2010. She is remembered by family and friends for her warm, happy heart., Her husband of 60 years, Akira, preceded her in passing., She is survived by her sister, Yone Yorimoto; her three children, Gary (Judy) Izumo, Joanne (Patrick) Justus, and Patricia Izumo; her seven grandchildren, Emilie and Daniel Hall, Monica Justus, Virginia (Glenn) Rotte, Andrew (Toni Rose) Justus, Elizabeth and Matthew Izumo; her great-grandson, Benjamin Rotte; and many other loving relatives., SGI Buddhist service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19 at Fukui Mortuary, 707 E. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20 at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 32111 Watergate Rd., Westlake Village, CA 91361. www.fukuimortuary.com, 213-626-0441.
PRESCOTT, LOLITA of Imperial Beach 10/01/1933 - 11/15/2010 Bayview Crematory & Burial Service (619) 281-7055
HARMON, LUCILLE April 27, 1932 - November 10, 2010 Lu was born in Eagle Butte, SD, a town so small that there was no doctor to deliver her. She leaves behind in this world two daughters. Heather and her husband Bryan and their two children Christopher and Casey residing in Encinitas CA. Lu's second daughter Heidi resides in Lakeside, MT with her fiancÃ© Dave. In addition, she leaves behind her stepson Richard Harmon and granddaughter Brett. Lu has a brother Lloyd "Dick" Bowman and nephews Kirk, Chris and Les and is survived by various aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and family members. Lu was preceded in death by her husband C. Raymond Harmon and his son William, and Lu and Ray's infant daughter Melanie. Also, her parents Margaret Johnson Bowman Hoherz and Robert Hoherz. Lu enjoyed her travels abroad visiting such exotic destinations as Tangiers, Morocco, China, Europe, Panama Canal, New Zealand and Australia. Lu enjoyed her home in Palmilla BCS, Tangiers Morocco and Palm Desert, CA. She enjoyed her doggies MyLu and LuLu. Throughout the years Lu loved to dance, play golf and enjoyed socializing with her close friends and especially at the Del Mar Turf Club. Lu loved life to the fullest and enjoyed her many, many friends and their children and their grandchildren. Mom we love you and will miss you! A Celebration of Life Service will be held at North Coast Presbyterian Church, 1831 S El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024 on Tuesday, November 23rd, at 11:00 a.m. At the families' request, in lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Welcome Home Ministries 2103 South El Camino Real #105A Oceanside, CA 92054.
Lady Jeanne Constance Forbes Camous, 90, formerly of Branchville Road, Ridgefield died peacefully on Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 at Laurel Ridge, Ridgefield. Lady Jeanne was born in England, April 7, 1920. A resident of Ridgefield for the past 50 years coming from Bedford, NY, Prior to her retirement career, Jeanne was a former actress and she owned a real estate firm with locations in both Ridgefield and Redding during the 1970's. She always maintained her love of drama and Shakespeare. She was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. She is survived by her son, Gordon Camous of Bridgton, Maine, and her daughter, Pam Ferrandino of Ivoryton. A memorial service will take place in St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Ridgefield on Thursday, November 18th at 2 p.m. Kane Funeral home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield is in charge of arrangements.
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Leartria Ward aka Ms Lea December 20, 1930 - November 7, 2010 Leartria Ward passed away on November 7, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA, in the care of All Saints Health Care. Ms Ward leaves to cherish her memory her two daughters, Charlene Jackson (Dale) of Fernandina Beach, FL, and Sandra Ward Starling of Bakersfield, CA; four stepchildren, Shirley Jacobs, Carol Brown (William), Harrison Ward (Doris), all of Seattle, WA, and Leonard Ward (Becky) of Dallas, TX; two brothers, Joe Lee Barnes (Phildelia) of Cerritos, CA, and Adam Johnson and one sister, Luevenia Long (Arthur) of Little Rock, AR; one grandson, Demond Wheeler; two granddaughters, Janay and Michelle Starling; three great grandchildren, KeAunte and KeAunna Wheeler and Candice Wilson, all of Bakersfield, CA. Services will be held at Compassion Christian Center, 1030 4th St. on Friday, Nov., 19, at 10:00 a.m. Pastor Martha L. Johnson, officiating. Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary for cards and flowers.
Mrs. Lena Brackett, age 90, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 10 at Astoria Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sylmar from natural causes. Prior to her two and half year stay at Astoria, Lena lived with her daughter, Dianna, and son-in-law, Terry Benson, in Santa Clarita since early 2003., Lena was born July 16, 1920 in Arcadia, Duchesne, Utah to William Monroe Lloyd, Jr. and Jessie Myrtle Hall. She was the last living daughter of 13 children. She was born a twin; however her twin died at 11 months. She is survived by two brothers: Arnon (and Yvonne) Lloyd of Roosevelt, Utah and Loren (and Ruby) Lloyd of Salt Lake City, Utah, and a sister-in-law, Ella Lloyd of Howell, Utah. She grew up on a farm in Utah and moved to Los Angeles at about age 19., Lena was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved her Savior Jesus Christ and was dedicated to serving others throughout her life. Lena and her sweetheart Robert Orren Brackett were married on April 26, 1942. They met at a diner where she worked as a waitress. They were married for 57 years and lived in Tarzana until they moved to Oxnard in 1984. They enjoyed living near the beach, taking long walks and traveling together with their RV group., Lena's immediate family includes son, Richard Brackett of San Jose; daughter, Dianna Benson (husband Terry) of Santa Clarita; 10 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Lena was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Orren Brackett, and son, Robert Alan Brackett., A funeral service is planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 27405 Bouquet Canyon Rd., Saugus. Burial will follow at Oakwood Memorial Park, 22600 Lassen St., Chatsworth., Arrangements are in the care of Guardian Memorial Funeral Directors of Ventura County Oxnard, 485-2572.
Lena Harris Collins Fowler, 88, was born in 1921, in Brooklyn, N.Y. the youngest of six children and passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, in Morro Bay. Lena made her way west to California around the age of 20. Living and working in San Francisco she met and married John Collins. They moved to San Mateo after John returned from his tour in the Navy during WWII. They had two children, Daniel and Sheila. Lena worked for many years at Litton. She loved good cooking, traveling and most of all spending time with family, especially her granddaughter Erin. Lena''s husband of 36 years, John, died in 1984. She later married Harold Fowler in 1988. He passed in 2002. In 2002 Lena moved to her beloved Morro Bay. Throughout the time she lived there she never lost her sense of humor or her grace. She met each day on its own merit and always seemed to be able to find the best in that day. Lena is survived by son Daniel of San Mateo, Calif.; daughter Sheila (Karl) Klaesius of Atascadero; granddaughter Erin; her many loving nieces, nephews and best friend Verna. She was preceded in death by siblings Jack, Betty, Sarah, Rose and Hannah. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Lenny Ostberg, 77, of Vacaville, passed away on Oct. 23, in Washington., He was born in Erie, Pa., on June 28, 1933., His parents and brothers moved from Sweden to the United States right before he was born and he is the first from his family born a United States citizen. He served in the Navy when he turned 19 and was married at age 20 to his loving wife, Shirley Ostberg, for 56 years., Many people knew him from his 35 years in auto sales throughout Solano county. Lenny loved fishing and had shared that love with all his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed his weekly poker night with the guys, but, was happiest at home spending time with family and friends. He loved to barbecue and would always try working out new recipes., Lenny is survived by his wife, Shirley Ostberg; children, Lynnette Ostberg of Stanwood, Wash., Lora Ostberg of Stanwood, Wash., Terrie (Ken) Stout of Paynes Creek, Calif., Eric (Kelly) Ostberg of West Sacramento, Calif.; eight grandchildren, Zach Shewmaker, Leif (Sabrina) Ostberg, William Kinder, Amber Stout, Jesse (Heather) Kinder, Brandie (Paul) Gilfillan, Brette Stout and Heather Ostberg and 11 great-grandchildren., A ceremony to celebrate his life will be held on Friday Nov. 19, at 11:30 a.m. at Vaca Hills Chapel, 524 Elmira Road, Vacaville, with reception to follow immediately after at Pietro's No. 2, 679 Merchant St., Vacaville., Visit his memorial Web site at http://tribute.perfect memorials.com/lenny-ostberg/.,
LEO JOHN (BUD) GILROY Vigil Service Wed., 11/17 at 7pm at St. Catherine of Alexandria in Temecula with Mass to follow on Thurs., 11/18 at 10am. Private inurnment at Temecula Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make a memorial donation to: Moores UCSD Cancer Center, Attention: Melanoma Program, 3855 Health Sciences Drive La Jolla, CA 92093, 858-534-3804 EVANS BROWN MORTUARY (951) 679-1114 On-Line Condolences
GAINEN, Leon July 5, 1923 - October 31, 2010 Leon Gainen was born on July 5, 1923 in Brooklyn, New York and died peacefully October 31, 2010 in San Pedro, CA. A loving family man, avid sports fan, and frequent traveler, he remained active until his death. His memory survives in the hearts and minds of his beloved sister, children, fourteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, numerous lifelong friends, and in his generous gifts to San Pedro's Temple Beth-El. After completing military service in WWII, Leon married Beatrice and graduated from George Washington University. While working for the U.S. Bureau of Standards in the late 40's, he transferred to a new division: the Computer Department. Here, he worked as one of the first programmers for early computers. In 1955, he moved to California with his wife and 5 children, purchased the current family home in San Pedro, and went to work for the Rand Corporation. He worked with several aerospace industry companies as a Systems Analyst up until 1970 when he took a two-year contract to work with Israeli Aircraft in Israel. In 1976, Beatrice passed away, leaving 5 children and Leon's first 7 grandchildren. In 1978 he married Phyllis Blumsack whose three children he embraced as his own. During their time together, 7 more grandchildren were born. They enjoyed family and traveling the world together until she passed away in 1994. Leon donated generously to Temple Beth-El over the last several years, most recently to fund conversion of the entire facility to solar energy. The project started the day after he passed. For those wishing to honor Leon, contributions can be made to the Rabbi Discretionary Fund at Temple Beth-El for a marker that is being designed to commemorate his gift. A Community Memorial service and reception will be held on Saturday, November 27 at 5:45 at Temple Beth-El in San Pedro. All are welcome.
Leon Gainen was born on July 5, 1923 in Brooklyn, New York and died peacefully October 31, 2010 in San Pedro, CA. A loving family man, avid sports fan, and frequent traveler, he remained active until his death. His memory survives in the hearts and minds of his beloved sister, children, fourteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, numerous lifelong friends, and in his generous gifts to San Pedro's Temple Beth-El. After completing military service in WWII, Leon married Beatrice Rosenstein and graduated from George Washington University. While working for the U.S. Bureau of Standards in the late 40's, he transferred to a new division: the computer department. Here, he worked as one of the first programmers for early computers. In 1955, he moved to California with his wife and 5 children, purchased the current family home in San Pedro, and went to work for the Rand Corporation. He worked with several aerospace industry companies as a systems analyst up until 1970 when he took a two-year contract to work with Israeli Aircraft in Israel. In 1976, Beatrice passed away, leaving 5 children and Leon's first 7 grandchildren. In 1978 he married Phyllis Blumsack, whose three children he embraced as his own. During their time together, 7 more grandchildren were born. They enjoyed family and traveling the world together until she passed away in 1994. Leon donated generously to Temple Beth-El over the last several years, most recently to fund conversion of the entire facility to solar energy. The project started the day after he passed. For those wishing to honor Leon, contributions can be made to the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund at Temple Beth-El for a marker that is being designed to commemorate his gift. A Community Memorial service and reception will be held on Saturday, November 27 at 5:45 at Temple Beth-El in San Pedro. All are welcome. Please sign the guest book at
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Lillian "Laitch" Spiegel died peacefully at the age of 94, at her home, on Oct. 31, 2010.
Linda Zink, 68, of Ventura, passed away of cancer on Nov. 8, 2010., Linda was born Nov. 28, 1941 in Rushville, Neb., and had been a resident of Ventura for 17 years. Linda was the secretary/treasurer for a shipping company in Port Hueneme, retiring in 2007 after 36 years with the company., She is survived by her son, Darren Beeson; grandson, Kaden; mother, Leonore K. Zink; sister, Lorna Zink; several cousins and their families. Linda was a very generous and caring person and supported many charitable causes. She made many dear friends over the years and will be greatly missed., Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home & Crematory, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura. Condolences may be left at www.TedMayrFuneralHome.com.
Lorraine Ann Pasquinelli, Resident of Santa Clara and San Jose, "A Live Well Lived", At home, on November 9, 2010, at the age of 79, our Mom peacefully passed from this life to the next, where her son, Monte, was waiting with open arms. Now she is happily tending to Heaven's rose gardens., Her daughters, Gina and Sherri, son-in-law Brad, and daughter-in-law Kathi, will miss her "I love you's" and never ending support and strength. Her husband Gene was her constant and attentive companion for which she was very grateful. "G-ma" as she was nicknamed, was adored by her grandchildren: Marissa, Kristina, Janelle, Rachel, Jared, Jake, Jenni, Kate, and Ben. She shared a close bond with her brothers and sisters, Manny, John, Rose, Adeline, Mary, niece Janice, brother and sister-in-law, Leroy and Carmen, and their families. Her puppies, Lola and Turbo were always by her side., A lifelong volunteer, and volunteer for 35 years at the O'Connor Hospital information desk. This was an important part of her life where she made lifelong friends and gave back to her community. She touched the lives of so many with her thoughtful and generous ways., Lorriane's final requests were for everyone to remember he as she was at her 79th birthday party surrounded by her favorite people on a bright, summer day...smiling, beautiful, and fondly remembered. To honor her memory, enjoy one of her favorite pastimes...walk on the beach, watch a sunset, play tennis or volleyball, admire a rose garden, vacation with your family, play with your grandchildren, and say "I love you.", Private family service to be held. If you'd like, a donation in memory of Lorraine Pasquinelli can be made to "O'Connor Hospital Foundation" at 2105 Forest Ave., San Jose, CA 95128., All that we love deeply remains a part of us.
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LOUIS WALTER PRICE SEP 19, 1929 - NOV 13, 2010 He is survived by his children, Jim Price of San Mateo and Laurie Russell of Oakdale; grandchildren, Matt Backs of Oakdale, Chelsea Price of San Mateo; two great-grand-children, Kourtney and Jayden Backs of Oakdale. His greatest joys in life were hunting and fishing and spending time with his family. The things we remember about Dad were summer vacations and his love of nature. He will be truly missed by family and friends. Service will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. at Franklin & Downs-McHenry Chapel, 1050 McHenry Ave., Modesto, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Lowell Eugene Bergman 1931 - 2010 Lowell Eugene Bergman was born on Jan. 12, 1931 in Dalhart Texas to Henry and Mary Bergman. He was the last of seven born into this family. Texas remained home until at age three the family moved to Kern County. They followed Lowell's older siblings who had already escaped the dust bowl to seek more secure employment. Lowell spent the rest of his life in Shafter California. Lowell's life centered on faith, family, friends, music, sports and farming. He was devoted to Christ and deeply loyal to his family and friends. He was well-known for music, having touched many lives with song. Lowell Bergman died on November 14, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Betty; daughter, Lucy and husband John; son, Gordon and wife Melinda; ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren; including in-laws and steps; brother, Lee and sister, Margie Bobst. He is loved and missed by all who knew him. A memorial service will be held Friday, November 19 at 11am at Shafter Mennonite Brethren Church. Graveside service will precede at 10:00 a.m. at Shafter Memorial Park. Please sign Lowell's guest book at, Peters Funeral Home - Shafter
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DISHAROON, MARGARET Feb. 20, 1938 to Nov. 12, 2010 Margaret Disharoon was born and proud of it, in Marietta, Georgia. She was her parents' only daughter, yet had five loving brothers. She is survived by her dutiful sons, Allen and Dean (Laura) devoted daughter, Lisa (Dave Menard), and her life's greatest joy, grandchildren Clint, Ashley, John, Jake, Vallie, Jordan, Ryan, Nathan and Mariah. Service on Thursday, November 18, 2010, 11:00 a.m. at Eastlake Community Church.
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MARLIN, Cal Cal Marlin died on November 9, 2010 in Santa Barbara, California. Cal was born in Humboldt , Kansas on January 1, 1930, the son of a Methodist minister. He served four
ELLIS, MARY of Santee 02/03/1943 - 11/14/2010 Bayview Crematory & Burial Services (619) 281-7055
Mary Jane Deere Wiman Brinton A selfless humanitarian devoted to her family and to many social causes, died peacefully of cancer at her home in San Francisco on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 in the company of family. She was 88. Mrs. Brinton was born on December 3, 1921 in Chicago, IL to Charles Deere Wiman and Patricia Southall Wiman. Mrs. Brinton and her sister, Patricia, were the great-great granddaughters of John Deere, who invented the steel plow in 1837. Raised in Moline, IL, Mrs. Brinton attended Bennington College and, in a typical display of her tenacity, she later completed her degree in 1965 at Lone Mountain College. She married William M. Brinton on July 10, 1943; the couple lived in Charlottesville, VA until 1948, when they moved to San Francisco with their first child, William. Their three daughters, Delia, Katherine and Barbra, were born in San Francisco. Throughout her life, Mrs. Brinton was steadfastly committed to improving both public and private school education. Her first major imprint on the field came in 1966, when she was one of a group of parents who co-founded the Urban School of San Francisco. Recently, she was delighted to find that her primary care physician had graduated from that high school! In 1984, she established the Flanders Fellowship program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education. Created in honor of Professor Emeritus Ned Flanders, the fellowships are awarded to recruit, prepare, and sustain new teachers who are role models for disadvantaged youth in urban schools. To date, over 350 fellowships have been awarded. In addition, Mrs. Brinton volunteered her time to work with students at New Traditions Alternative Elementary School in San Francisco, hosting a weekly "Wonder Desk", which was intended to foster students' inquisitiveness. Capturing the essence of her work in education, a 1999 article in the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education newsletter wrote of her efforts, "A role model in her own right, [Mary Jane] Brinton is on a mission to revitalize urban education." Mrs. Brinton was also a tireless advocate for improving health and mental care, particularly for high-need populations. In 2001, she established the Brinton Psychiatric Homeless Project, which provides psychiatric care and mental health services for those homeless persons in San Francisco who suffer from mental illness and have limited or no access to such services. Her gifts to the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics established the Neighborhood Counseling Program, which provides low-cost, bicultural and bilingual mental health services to those in low-income neighborhoods. Recently, moved by the plight of so many in New Orleans following Katrina and the oil spill, Mrs. Brinton sent her son and his wife to investigate opportunities to assist the community by improving health resources and job training. The result is the Brinton Family Health and Healing Clinic in partnership with Tulane University, which will open in 2011 providing primary care to low-income members of the community as well as hands-on experience for physicians and other health care workers in training. Mrs. Brinton's commitments to improvements in health care further extended to cancer research. She helped establish a fund in the name of Dr. John Kerner, one of her dearest friends and a champion of cancer research himself. The Kerner Cancer Research and Education Fund at Mt. Zion Hospital has generated great knowledge in cancer and diabetes and in more recent years has developed two effective anti-cancer drugs. Later, Mrs. Brinton honored her mother by seeding the Cancer Genetics program at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) and the Cancer Risk Program. She also funded two endowed chairs at UCSF, including the Kerner Distinguished Chair in Gynecological Oncology. Dr. Kerner noted that "she refused to have her name on the chairs, though I suggested that they be so named. That was typical of her generosity." Mrs. Brinton saw value in system change as well. She championed public engagement and awareness through her generous support of the League of Women Voters and the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) and, in 2002, CIR honored her with their Donor of the Year award. For 13 years, she worked closely on homeless policy issues with her friend and ally, Sister Bernie of the Religious Witness with the Homeless. Her devotion to animals was a natural extension of her generous spirit. She adored dogs of all varieties and rescued many over the years, each one loved dearly. Horses, too, were a passion for her. She rode horseback for many years, giving it up only after she had been thrown 32 times, the last in 1967 while riding her daughter Delia's horse bareback in Golden Gate Park. Her love of animals was evident in her giving as well; she would support no research that involved animal testing of any sort. Mrs. Brinton selflessly gave of her time and resources to many family members, friends and organizations and asked nothing in return. She was an outstanding example of the Greatest Generation and a role model for all of us. Mrs. Brinton is survived by her children, William W. Brinton, P. Delia Brinton, Katherine D. B. Crawford; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and three devoted nieces and nephews, Demaris L. Brinton, Anna H. Wolfe and Alexander S. Hewitt. She was preceded in death by her husband, William M. Brinton, on July 10 of this year and her daughter, Barbra D. B. Paulson, in 2003. A service for Mrs. Brinton will be held on Saturday, November 20th, in San Francisco. Please call a family member or 415-931-3389 for the time and location. Donations may be made in memory of Mrs. Brinton to: California Pacific Medical Center, Hospice by the Bay, or UCSF Memory Clinic., Mary Jane Deere Wiman Brinton A selfless humanitarian devoted to her family and to many social causes, died peacefully of cancer at her home in San Francisco on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 in the company of family. She was 88. Mrs. Brinton was born on December 3, 1921 in Chicago, IL to Charles Deere Wiman and Patricia Southall Wiman. Mrs. Brinton and her sister, Patricia, were the great-great granddaughters of John Deere, who invented the steel plow in 1837. Raised in Moline, IL, Mrs. Brinton attended Bennington College and, in a typical display of her tenacity, she later completed her degree in 1965 at Lone Mountain College. She married William M. Brinton on July 10, 1943; the couple lived in Charlottesville, VA until 1948, when they moved to San Francisco with their first child, William. Their three daughters, Delia, Katherine and Barbra, were born in San Francisco. Throughout her life, Mrs. Brinton was steadfastly committed to improving both public and private school education. Her first major imprint on the field came in 1966, when she was one of a group of parents who co-founded the Urban School of San Francisco. Recently, she was delighted to find that her primary care physician had graduated from that high school! In 1984, she established the Flanders Fellowship program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education. Created in honor of Professor Emeritus Ned Flanders, the fellowships are awarded to recruit, prepare, and sustain new teachers who are role models for disadvantaged youth in urban schools. To date, over 350 fellowships have been awarded. In addition, Mrs. Brinton volunteered her time to work with students at New Traditions Alternative Elementary School in San Francisco, hosting a weekly "Wonder Desk", which was intended to foster students' inquisitiveness. Capturing the essence of her work in education, a 1999 article in the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education newsletter wrote of her efforts, "A role model in her own right, [Mary Jane] Brinton is on a mission to revitalize urban education." Mrs. Brinton was also a tireless advocate for improving health and mental care, particularly for high-need populations. In 2001, she established the Brinton Psychiatric Homeless Project, which provides psychiatric care and mental health services for those homeless persons in San Francisco who suffer from mental illness and have limited or no access to such services. Her gifts to the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics established the Neighborhood Counseling Program, which provides low-cost, bicultural and bilingual mental health services to those in low-income neighborhoods. Recently, moved by the plight of so many in New Orleans following Katrina and the oil spill, Mrs. Brinton sent her son and his wife to investigate opportunities to assist the community by improving health resources and job training. The result is the Brinton Family Health and Healing Clinic in partnership with Tulane University, which will open in 2011 providing primary care to low-income members of the community as well as hands-on experience for physicians and other health care workers in training. Mrs. Brinton's commitments to improvements in health care further extended to cancer research. She helped establish a fund in the name of Dr. John Kerner, one of her dearest friends and a champion of cancer research himself. The Kerner Cancer Research and Education Fund at Mt. Zion Hospital has generated great knowledge in cancer and diabetes and in more recent years has developed two effective anti-cancer drugs. Later, Mrs. Brinton honored her mother by seeding the Cancer Genetics program at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) and the Cancer Risk Program. She also funded two endowed chairs at UCSF, including the Kerner Distinguished Chair in Gynecological Oncology. Dr. Kerner noted that "she refused to have her name on the chairs, though I suggested that they be so named. That was typical of her generosity." Mrs. Brinton saw value in system change as well. She championed public engagement and awareness through her generous support of the League of Women Voters and the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) and, in 2002, CIR honored her with their Donor of the Year award. For 13 years, she worked closely on homeless policy issues with her friend and ally, Sister Bernie of the Religious Witness with the Homeless. Her devotion to animals was a natural extension of her generous spirit. She adored dogs of all varieties and rescued many over the years, each one loved dearly. Horses, too, were a passion for her. She rode horseback for many years, giving it up only after she had been thrown 32 times, the last in 1967 while riding her daughter Delia's horse bareback in Golden Gate Park. Her love of animals was evident in her giving as well; she would support no research that involved animal testing of any sort. Mrs. Brinton selflessly gave of her time and resources to many family members, friends and organizations and asked nothing in return. She was an outstanding example of the Greatest Generation and a role model for all of us. Mrs. Brinton is survived by her children, William W. Brinton, P. Delia Brinton, Katherine D. B. Crawford; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and three devoted nieces and nephews, Demaris L. Brinton, Anna H. Wolfe and Alexander S. Hewitt. She was preceded in death by her husband, William M. Brinton, on July 10 of this year and her daughter, Barbra D. B. Paulson, in 2003. A service for Mrs. Brinton will be held on Saturday, November 20th, in San Francisco. Please call a family member or 415-931-3389 for the time and location. Donations may be made in memory of Mrs. Brinton to: California Pacific Medical Center, Hospice by the Bay, or UCSF Memory Clinic.
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KERNOSKI, MATENSE July 17, 1924 to Nov. 13, 2010 Matense Eady Kernoski was born in Mississippi in 1924, the oldest of three sisters. She married John Kernoski in 1946 in Chrystal Springs after graduating from Mississippi State College for Women as a Registered Dietitian. After eight years in Dayton, Ohio, they moved to San Diego for work opportunities and to raise a family. In addition to working in hospitals and receiving her Master's Degree at SDSU, Matense taught Nutrition through SD Unified Adult Ed. She passed away peacefully in her sleep and is now enjoying comfort in the loving care of our Heavenly Father. Matense is survived by her husband John, son John Gabor (Paula), daughter Grace (Don), five grandchildren, one great-grandson, and twin great-grandchildren due in May. The family extends their gratitude to the Sunset Garden Home and Sharp Hospice who cared for Matense until her departure into eternal life, and to the many friends and family who lifted up our family in prayer. Services will be on November 19th at 11:00 a.m. at El Camino Memorial Chapel, 5600 Carroll Canyon Rd., SD, 858-453-2121.
Michael Patrick Killelea Michael, age 52, died peacefully on November 3, 2010 in San Antonio, Texas after a long illness. Michael is survived by his father, Michael C. of San Rafael; and brothers Timothy and Kevin. His mother, Peggy, predeceased Michael in 2004. Michael is also survived by his aunt, Patricia Springer, and his cousins, Patricia Taylor, Janet Purcell (Cardwell), Maureen Dixon and John and William Cardwell. Michael was born in San Diego and raised in San Rafael, California. He graduated from St. Raphael's Grammar School, San Rafael, and Marin Catholic High School in 1976. Michael pursued a career in the travel industry and worked in that field in San Antonio, Texas for the last 6 1/2 years. He enjoyed travel and planning trips for family and friends; he traveled extensively whenever possible. Friends and family are invited to a Funeral Mass in honor of Michael's life that will be celebrated on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, 1105 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael. An interment service will immediately follow at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery, 2500 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael. Contributions in Michael's memory may be made to St. Raphael's Grammar School, Marin Catholic High School or to a favorite charity.
MRS. CAROLYN POGGI, 64, of Santa Maria, CA., passed away November 15, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
Madelyn Lois "Robbie" Robertson passed away in Los Angeles, CA on September 22, 2010 at the age of 85. She was the loving mother of Fiona Robertson, of Santa Rosa and Randy Robertson, of Los Angeles; sister of the late Frances Takacs, the late John David Wilson and Clara Lou Tschiffely of golden, CO. A native of Pinedale, WY., she was an avid outdoorswoman- skiing, fishing and camping. Madelyn was proud to have completed nursing cadet school during World War II, enjoying a successful career as an RN and retiring from Sonoma Developmental Center in 1987. The family prefers memorials be made to Pets Lifeline, Sonoma Valley Animal Shelter, 19686 Sixth St. E., Sonoma, CA 95476
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Margaret Joanne Kahn "Grandma Joanne" a longtime resident of Hawthorne, CA, passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 11, 2010 surrounded by her family. Grandma Joanne was born to Margaret Martin and John Crosby on December 4, 1926 in Reece, Kansas. She was the 4th of 5 children. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, John, Richard and Thomas, her son, Gary Challans and husband, Anton "Tony" Kahn. She enjoyed social activities; square dancing and giving much of her time to the Masonic Lodge. Grandma loved her entire family and always glowed when she was in their company. She was peaceful, compassionate, supportive and honest. Grandma Joanne is survived by brother, Ralph Crosby; daughters, Terri, Susan and Mary; sons, Larry and Michael; grandchildren, Shawn, Holly, Faith, Erica, Everett, Sarah, Emily, Tony II, Anais, Mikey, Alex, Lydia; and great-grandchildren, Sebastian, Tara and Jason. Please sign the guestbook at
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Maria Luisa Marrufo Sotelo, Maria Luisa Marrufo Sotelo, age 83, died November 12th in Santa Maria at her daughter Yolandas' home of heart failure. Maria Luisa moved to Santa Maria from San Fernando after the 1971 Sylmar earthquake, with 7 of her 8 children., Born in Tye, Texas on October 11, 1927, Maria Luisa moved to Oxnard California with her parents and siblings when she was a young girl. Aside from the love of her children and family, she loved art, music, dancing, playing cards (always winning!) and game shows., She is survived by her children, Sara Louise Huggins, Yolanda Louise Serna, Ann Fuentes, Dora Marie Fuentes, Apolinar Chavez, Santiago Fuentes Jr and Valentin Fuentes. Also two sisters in Oxnard, Connie Valdeviezo and Lorenza Ordaz. 23 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandson. She will be missed by many nieces, nephews and all whom knew her. Predeceased by son John Anthony Solis 2001and ex-husband Santiago (Jim) Fuentes 2004., Visitations will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2010 from 3:00 pm until the Rosary at 6:00 pm in the Chapel of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 11:00 am at St. John Neumann Church., Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.
Marie D. Mefford 1922 - 2010 Marie was born April 8, 1922, to Robert and Viola (Nichols) Chesser in Wirt, Oklahoma and passed away on November 8, 2010. Her parents died when Marie was only 7 years old. Her grandmother, Melvina raised Marie along with Melvina's 9 children. They moved to California in 1938. Marie went to school in McFarland, California where she excelled as a student. She was also an outstanding baseball player. She also loved to dance. She met and married the love of her life, Jack. They were married in 1941 in Santa Barbara. Jack was also born in Oklahoma. They moved to Redding in 1946 and lived on the Strathman Ranch located between Bella Vista and Ingot. They moved back to the valley and then in 1951 they came back to Redding with their two children, Steve and Jo Ann, and settled down for life. Marie kept very busy raising a family and keeping the house together. In the 1950's, Marie was a trustee for the Columbia School where she was instrumental in getting the new school built. She held this position for years. Marie and Jack loved to hunt, fish and most of all, be around their children and grandchildren. Marie and Jack were charter member of the Rat Pack and Glass Mountain 4 wheelers Jeep clubs. Memaw, as she was affectionately know by the grandkids, was the rock and center of their lives. Not only could she play ball, tag and hide and go seek, but she was a fantastic cook as well. Her big smile and twinkling eyes will be missed. Marie was preceded in death by her husband Jack, parents Robert and Viola, brothers Howard and Raymond Chesser. She leaves behind her children, Steve E. Mefford (Connie) and Jo Ann Moffat (Mike), grandchildren; Jessica and Jamison Mefford, Steve Gilbreath (Lisa), Scott Gilbreath (Christy), Shawn Gilbreath (Jennifer), Nicole Joseph (Brent), great grandchildren, Taylor, Samantha, Kobe, Kale, Kash, Gabriella and John. The family would like to thank Tammera, Saeed and everyone at Sunset Comfort Care for the wonderful love and care that they gave to Memaw while she was under their watchful eyes. Also, everyone at Mercy Hospice for your loving care. Services at Lawncrest Chapel on Saturday, November 20th, 11:00 am., family friend, Pastor Roy Emmons officiating. Viewing will be at the chapel on Friday, November 19th, from 4-7 pm. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
Marilyn Jean Gehlbach, 5/7/1934-11/13/2010, Marilyn Gehlbach passed away on November 13, 2010 at Auburn Faith Hospital from pneumonia at the age of 76. She courageously battled Parkinson's Disease for 21 years. She was born in Lansing, Michigan and moved with her family to Southern California in her junior year of high school. She attended, where she met her prince charming and got her B.A. degree in Marketing. Marilyn and Charlie were married on February 22, 1957. After Charlie finished Medical School, they moved to Denver for his internship and onto Austin, Texas for two years, In July, 1962, they found Auburn, California where Charlie joined the Auburn Medical Clinic and Marilyn and Charlie raised their family. Marilyn earned the nickname "Voluntaire Extraordinaire" for:, E.V. Cain PTC for three years:, 1980 organized Placer High School Music Boosters Club:, 1981 co-originated "Auburn Music Day" and chaired for 16 years:, transitioned Music Day into :"Music on the Green":, 1983 coordinated Sacramento Symphony Concerts for Youth:, 1983 Trustee Placer Union High School District Board for 15 years:, 1987 member of Auburn Symphony Steering Committee:, member of the Symphony Board of Directors, as well as treasurer for 8 years:, 1988 originated Library Garden Theater "Summer Series":, 1990 Auburn Community Concert Associate Board of Directors:, 1994 Pioneer United Methodist Church Building Committee:, 1996 Auburn Parkinson's Support Group member and treasurer:, 1999 awarded McCann Award:, 2003 awarded Placer County Commemorative Coin Hero Award:, 2000 participant in experimental research for "Deep Brain Stimulation' surgery at UCSF for Parkinson's Disease:, She was a loving and supportive wife for over 53 years, and wonderful mother to her 4 children: Lars (Sally), Garth (Chris), Suzanne, and Clark (Lynn). She was a warm and gentle grandmother to: Nicole, Daniel, Emily, and Gretchen, Bridget, Mitchell, and Samantha, Julia, and Erin, Aidan, Bryce. She was a loving sister to Corky and her nieces, nephews, and cousins. Marilyn was gentle and kind, but also had an unquenchable inner fire, determination and grit. She brought out the best in everyone. She was loved by all who knew her and her list of friends will never end. She will be dearly missed by all, but not forgotten., Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. at Pioneer United Methodist Church at 1338 Lincoln Way, Auburn. A reception will be from 2:00-6:00 P.M. at The Ridge Golf Club at 2020 Golf Course Road, Auburn., Donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation (for Parkinson's Disease), Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, NY, 10008. Please sign the online guestbook at chapelofthehills-auburn
Crispin, Marjorie Holmes October 17, 1924 - November 2, 2010 Marjorie Homes Crispin passed away quietly on November 2nd at the age of 86. Born in Los Angeles on October 17, 1924, she was the youngest daughter of Webster and Marion Holmes. She attended Marlborough and UCLA, where she was a Kappa Alpha Theta. In 1947, she married Dick Simpson. Together they had three daughters. She was active in Junior League and Las Madrinas. After divorcing in 1963, she married J. Hewes Crispin in 1966 and moved the family to San Francisco. She was active with friends and as a docent at the De Young Museum. When Hewes retired, they moved to Santa Barbara where she was involved with the Music Academy of the West and the Santa Barbara Zoo. She loved to play bridge and entertain. She always centered her life around her favorite things, Hewes, her children and her dogs. We will all remember her love of life, friends, dancing, animals and nature, and will miss the twinkle in her beautiful blue eyes. She was preceded in death by Hewes on September 5th. She will be missed by her sister, Jo McLain (Newport Beach) and her children, Barbara (Ed) Meserve, Diane Cunningham, Carol (Kevin) Colgate, her grand children, Rob (Leslie) Meserve and Scott (Mercedes) Meserve and her four great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Music Academy of the West at 1070 Fairway Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108 would be greatly appreciated.
Martha Zemanek, 87, passed away peacefully in Petaluma on Oct. 31. Devoted wife for 59 years to the late William Zemanek. Loving mother of Mayor-elect Stephen M. (Jerri) Hardy of Vacaville, Marti Sorentino of Petaluma, Bill (Susan) Zemanek Jr. of Richmond, Susan (Jim) McCormick of Pleasant Hill and the late Craig Melvin Hardy. She was the cherished grandmother of Kathleen Stillings, Shannon Hardy, Marc Martinez, Stephen M.C. Hardy, Reina Starke, Craig Miguel Hardy, James McCormick Jr. and Jeffery W. McCormick. Survived by 12 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Robert Melvin and the late Wilma "Babe" Renear., Martha was born on Sept. 19, 1923 to Fidelia and Robert Melvin and grew up in San Francisco. Her father and mother were originally from Winters and Vacaville. She graduated from Lowell High with Carol Channing as her high school big sister. Martha married Harold Hardy in 1941 and had Stephen, Marti and Craig. She divorced and married Bill Zemanek in 1951, adding Bill Jr. and Sue to the clan., Martha and Bill moved to Petaluma in 1990 and enjoyed their retirement traveling, fishing, attending concerts and once meeting Sonny and Cher. They were also active in Petaluma with the Elks and Moose lodges. Martha, or "Grammy," loved having her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren always close at hand. Her family was always the treasure of her life. There was not a problem too big for her to take on and she gave so much of herself to helping others in her life. As she always said, "God Bless Us All.", A celebration of Martha's life will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Elks Lodge #901, 2105 S. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA 94954. Please call (925) 324-1636 for more information., Family assisted by Parent-Sorensen Mortuary & Crematory, (707) 763-4131., , Share your loved one's story with a Legacy.com Memorial Website.
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Mary Virginia Elizabeth Kennedy, 1923-2010, After a battle with cancer, Mary passed away peacefully on November 7, 2010 in her home, with her family by her side., Mary was born in Dayton, Ohio on October 8, 1923 in a time when things were hard. She married David Kennedy and settled in Ojai, California to raise her family of four. Mary became a LVN Nurse for Acashia Retirement Home in Ojai for 21 years., Mary was a loving and caring person who never thought of herself. Family and friends always came first with her. Mary touched everyone's heart, even those who were not related to her. She was a great mother and wife and she always had the right thing to say to bring you peace. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile and warm heart that flowed out of her. Mary worked until she was 83 years old., Mary is survived by her sons: David Kennedy of Ojai, California and John Kennedy of Montana; daughter Leslie Easel of Oregon; grandkids: Jennifer, Nathan, Brandon, Nicholas and Lynnai; and great-grandkids: Tannor, Mason, Sawyer, Austyn, Matilyn and Colten., Funeral Services will be on November 19, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home., Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory. Sympathy notes and words of support may be expressed at
Passed away November 9, 2010 at age 90; her family in attendance. Active until the day of her death, Mary was born May 4, 1920 in Mayen, Germany; emigrated at age three with her family to Philadelphia. She worked for Sharpe & Dohme there before joining the WAAC. Stationed in Louisiana during World War II, she met, Joseph, her devoted husband of 39 years. Employed by Silicon Valley forerunner, Eitel McCullough, in San Mateo County, she raised her family of four there and in Sebastopol. Always a caring respondent to those in need, Mary was a tireless volunteer for many organizations. She was an accomplished painter and a charter member of the Art Workshop of Western Sonoma County. An avid reader, writer, and prolific correspondent, her interests were wide and varied. Wise, kind, generous, spirited and spiritual, she touched countless lives with her special joy, humor and optimism. Each day for her was a great adventure of connection with others. She is greatly loved and missed by her children: Kathleen Krebs (Gary, dec.), Tim Peelen (LaDonna), Joel Peelen (Lori); grandchildren: Matthew Krebs (Laura), Barry, Jon, Luke Peelen, Johanna, Evan Peelen; great-granddaughter, Julia Krebs; brothers Nick and Frank Novak and children; and all of her dear family and friends. Private celebration of life to be held. email@example.com.
Died suddenly Sunday, November 14, 2010 from injuries sustained in a four wheeler accident on the mountain she called home in Potter Valley, California. She was born January 7, 1960 in Ukiah, California and was a lifelong area resident. She was a loving wife, step-mother, daughter, sister, aunt, sister-in-law, and friend. Mary is survived by her husband of 20 years, John Estes; her mother, Mary Anne Kaye; four brothers, Chuck (Judy), Joe (Diane), Leo (Sharlene), and Tom. Three nephews, Ty, Cody, and Justin; stepsons, Michael and Darren; grandson Justin; brothers-in law, Rodney and Norman Estes, and sisters-in-law, Karen Estes and Deborah Carney. She is preceded in death by her loving father, Charlie Kaye in April of 1985. Mary graduated from Ukiah High School in 1978 and attended Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo. She was an active member of St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church. Mary's interests include, first and foremost, her family and friends. She also loved outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, and diving. Mary enjoyed raising many types of animals, something she has done all her life even before and after her years as an avid 4-H'er. She devoted much of her time and energy as a committed wife and business partner to her loving husband John. The quote by H. Jackson Brown, Jr., "Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day." was how Mary lived her life and how she will be affectionately remembered by all who knew her. A Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Eversole Mortuary, 141 Low Gap Road, Ukiah, CA 95482 with Father Raul Lemus officiating. A Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church, 900 South Oak Street, Ukiah, CA 95482 with Father Sean Rogers officiating. Burial at the Potter Valley Cemetery will immediately follow. Following the cemetery service a luncheon will be held at the corner of Main Street and Eel River Road in Potter Valley. Those who wish may contribute salads or desserts. "Friends of the Community" are sponsoring the balance of the barbecue. With you my heart will always stay. With you my thoughts will be every day... Arrangements are under the direction of : EVERSOLE MORTUARY IN UKIAH, CA.
died peacefully Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 in Grass Valley, Calif. She was 73 years old. Her family has planned a memorial in Eureka, Calif. at Christ Episcopal Church for 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20 with a celebration of her life following at the Ingomar Club. Born in Des Moines, Iowa on June 16, 1937 to Leo and Wilma Regan, MaryAnn lived with her family in various states throughout the Midwest, moving to follow her father's career in the banking industry. Leo's work eventually brought the family west to Oregon. MaryAnn attended high school in Drain, Ore., graduating in 1955. MaryAnn attended Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., for her freshman year and transferred to Humboldt State College where she earned a degree in Home Economics with a secondary teaching credential. While studying at Humboldt, MaryAnn met her future husband Robert (Bob) Wayne Spencer. They were married in Eureka at Christ Episcopal Church shortly after their graduation in June 1959. The newlyweds relocated to San Lorenzo, Calif. so that Bob could attend dental school at the College of Physicians and Surgeons University of the Pacific and MaryAnn could accept a teaching position in the Hayward School District, and they began their family. They later moved back to Eureka where Bob established his dental practice and MaryAnn was a mother to their three children, teacher, community volunteer and quiltmaker. MaryAnn's community involvement spanned nearly 50 years and often combined her passion for education and traditional quiltmaking. She was a founding member of the American Quilt Study Group, an organization formed in 1980 to research and present aspects of the history of the American quilt and to introduce the public to the idea that quiltmaking is an important part of our heritage. She then joined the feasibility study and eventual formation of a board in 1983 to record the history of California quilts and quiltmakers, spending seven years canvassing the state to record stories of in-migration and cultural history/diversity. Her work with the California Heritage Quilt Project culminated in a book titled "Ho For California" and a touring museum-style show of quilts featured in the book. Once a teacher always a teacher, MaryAnn taught quiltmaking through Eureka City Schools adult education program and returned to the classroom for several years as a grandparent volunteer, tutoring and mentoring first grade students in math and literacy. MaryAnn also expressed great pride in the work of the Humboldt Area Foundation during her 15-plus years of affiliation with HAF. She actively participated in and led several committees, and was the first Program Officer of HAF, traveling the region to visit grant applicants and support the staff and board in making grant decisions. Her belief in HAF's mission led her to establish memorial scholarship funds in honor of her parents and later for her husband Bob who passed in 2006. In addition, she greatly enjoyed her involvement with such organizations as the Union Labor Health Foundation, Redwood Capital Bank, Vector Health, Humboldt Sponsors, and Redwood Empire Quilt Guild. And, she frequently made and donated quilts to provide comfort to youth experiencing crisis situations. MaryAnn was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by son Scott Spencer and daughter-in-law Lorri Spencer of Grass Valley, Calif.; daughter Sarah Spencer Guglielmo and son-in-law Joe Guglielmo of Paso Robles, Calif.; daughter Kati Spencer of Tempe, Ariz.; and grandsons Kyle Spencer, Zach Spencer, Andrew Guglielmo and Dominic Guglielmo. The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of MaryAnn may be sent to Humboldt Area Foundation at 373 Indianola Road, Bayside, CA 95524 or online at
MaryAnn Carrillo May 9, 1952 - November 12, 2010 Visitation for MaryAnn Carrillo will be held at Basham Funeral Care (3312 Niles Street) on Thursday November 18, 2010 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. with the Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. A reception will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church following services. MaryAnn was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and daughter. She was a charitable soul that showed compassion and mercy towards others. She cared for her family like an angel and a lion. When riled she could make the stoutest sailor blush and make the meanest biker cower. She was the greatest friend you could ever have and a true joy to so many others. MaryAnn was born in Bakersfield, CA on May 9, 1952 and left this earth on November 12, 2010. Married to Leo Carrillo for 42 years, she was the love of his life. She raised 3 children, Daniel, Paul, and Leah. She was the world's most loving grandmother to Micaela. Other family members include mother, Evelyn Virrey; brother-in-law and sister, Kevin and Eleanor Fraley; brother-in-law and sister, Jim and Annette Hall, brother, Steven Virrey; sister-in-law, Karen Virrey Linker; brother-in-law, Arthur Bennie Carrillo, and sister-in-laws, Connie Atherton, Terry Arroyos, Gloria Carrillo; step mother-in-law, Antonia Carrillo; numerous brother and sister-in-laws in Texas and Charise Tidwell. She was an aunt, niece, and great-aunt too many spanning from California, Texas and North Carolina. She enjoyed spending time with her extended family the Virrey, Rosales, Aguirre and Reyes families. MaryAnn loved her family deeply and often was the thread that kept everyone together planning family gatherings. MaryAnn would often brag of her many careers she undertook in her adult life, this was something she would often laugh about. She was an entrepreneur in her own business as a beautician for 30 years, a singer and experimented in many other diverse careers; too many to list. She is preceded in death by her father, Daniel Virrey; brother, Daniel "Jocko" Virrey Jr.; son, Michael Carrillo and 2 other children, her aunt, Bobbie McCloud; mother-in-law, Micaela "Mickey" Carrillo; father-in-law, Julian Carrillo and many other beloved family members. Though she was taken from us suddenly, MaryAnn lived her life well, traveled often and has touched many lives, for that and more she will be sorely missed. God Bless you on your journey home. In lieu of flowers the family has requested a donation be made to the or, in her name. For additional service information, please contact Basham Funeral Care at 873-8200. Basham Funeral Care
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Schwinger, Matthew Evan July 3, 1957 - November 11, 2010 Passed away in Los Angeles on November 11 at age 53, after a courageous struggle with pancreatic and liver cancer. Born in Brooklyn, New York, raised on Long Island, and a resident of Manhattan, New York, and then Encino, California for the past 18 years. Beloved husband of Nanette, devoted father of Mariel, Michael and Zachary, esteemed and respected cardiologist. He was taken much too soon. His love, kindness and dedication will be remembered by all who knew him. Services were held November 14, 2010 at Mount Sinai Simi Valley. A memorial service in New York will be scheduled as well.
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Maximino Garcia, 82, died Nov. 12, 2010 of a brief illness., Maximino was born in Pueblo, Colo., and lived most of his life in Ventura County. Maximino was an equipment operator for the City of Oxnard and retired after 33 years. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife, daughter and son, nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one brother and two sisters and many friends., Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 17 starting at 9:30 a.m. and Mass at 10 a.m. at Santa Clara Mortuary - Oratory, 2370 North H Street, Oxnard. Entombment will follow at Santa Clara Cemetery Santa Clara Mortuary, 485-5757.
Maxine Deloras Dillard, better known as "Max," age 63 of Hanford, California passed away on Thursday, November 4, 2010 in Hanford, California surrounded by her loving family., Maxine was born in Fresno, California and graduated from Watsonville High School in Watsonville, CA. She married Edward Lee Dillard in Santa Cruz, California in 1964. The family moved to Hanford, California in 1970. She worked as a Medical Assistant for many years and decided that she would pursue nursing, receiving her degree from San Joaquin Valley College. Maxine worked for many years with Dr. Sorensen, Randy Pence, Dr. Princeton and lastly with Dr. Lusby, retiring in 1999 following the death of her husband, Edward in 1998. All of her patients were very dear to her. Maxine's children remember her as the most amazing mom - she was always busy working very hard to provide for her family and all the while, she had home cooked meals for her family, their clothing was always clean and ready, her home was always in order and she could be seen at all of her children's activities. Maxine made sure that they never wanted for anything. She adored all of her grandchildren as they did her and shared many fun times together. Maxine will be missed greatly by her family and friends., Maxine is survived by her three children, Eddie Dillard of Redding, CA, Glenn Dillard and wife, Rachael of Hanford, CA. and her daughter and best friend , Tina Brewer of Hanford, CA; four brothers, Leonard Hyde of Hanford, CA, Darrell Hyde of Stratford, CA, Glenn Hyde of Fallon, NV and Mike Frausto of Washington; one sister, Marie McCullar of Sparks, NV; nine grandchildren, Joshua Dillard, Jennifer Dillard, Jeffrey Donald Brewer Jr., Jared Thomas Manuel Dillard, Jayce Alexandria Brewer, Jaxson Logan Mayo, her newest grandchildren, Taylor Lauryn Ray, Dylan Michael Drewry and Jared Ray; two nieces Samone Nunes and Melissa Hughart who became her daughters when Maxine's baby sister, Martha passed away in 1992, and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends., Maxine was preceded in death by her baby sister, Martha Ann Hughart, her brother, Raymond Lee Hyde and her parents, Manuel Fausto and Clara B Hyde., Memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Calvary Church of Hanford on 10th Avenue., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements entrusted to People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591.
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Mary McGill, of Lodi passed away on November 11, 2010, in San Luis Obispo at the age of 96. Mary and her husband, Glenn (who .....
Our beloved son, brother, uncle and friend. Michael woke up to a new life free of pain and suffering on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010. He was born Oct. 24, 1970 and had been a lifelong resident of Santa Paula., He leaves to cherish wonderful memories for his mother, Clara Flores; father, Michael H. and Maria Flores; brothers, Raymond (Mon) and Mark Flores; grandmothers, Jennie Flores and Olga Manes, all of Santa Paula; grandparents, Salvador and Sally Terrones of San Diego; niece, Janessa Flores and great-niece, Sofie Marie Almanzan of Santa Paula; dearest friend, Celeste Vela; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins., Michael loved sports and involved himself with many sports activities. Coaching was a joy for him along with barbecuing with family and friends. The inspiration for his life was Antoinette and her children Anthony and Erika of Albuquerque, N.M., He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Raymond L. Flores Sr. and Thurman (Ted) Manes., Our family wishes to extend a warm gracious thank you to Dr. Kong and the staff of West Coast Vascular of Ventura, Dr. Ghandi of California Kidney Specialists, Dr. Ramon Gomez of Santa Paula and Brian O' Sullivan, Michael's dialysis tech and caring friend. F, uneral services honoring the life of Mr. Michael Flores will begin with a visitation from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18 at Church of Angels, 600 E. Pleasant Street, Santa Paula, followed by recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 427 N. Oak Street. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 19 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with father Charles Lueras C.R.I.C. officiating. Committal and interment will follow at Pierce Bros. Santa Paula Cemetery, 380 Cemetery Road Santa Paula. For map and directions to ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guestbook please visit www.mysantapaulafuneralhome.com., Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Family Owned & Operated Robert Rey Garcia Jr. Funeral Svcs., 229-7054.
Michael Keith Kovell passed away Sunday, November 14, 2010 of paraplegic and heart consequences under the care of Sutter North Hospice. He was born November 13, 1944 in Seattle, Washington. Michael completed High School and some College. He served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army. In 1967, he incurred a Paraplegic injury. Michael worked with the Human Rights Commission of the State of Washington as a handicapped specialist. He volunteered with the Governor's Committee for Handicapped, Washington State; was an inspirational speaker at children's camps and churches; and was a Christian Counselor in his local church. Michael was married to Sherry Sorensen in Garden Grove, CA on March 20, 1970. Their children are Heidi Aline Kovell (currently of Las Vegas, NV) and Bonnie Kristine Kovell Bender (currently of Suffolk, Virginia). He is survived by his wife; his two daughters; his son-in-law Curtis Bender (of Suffolk, Virginia); his sister, Irene Wentworth (of Tacoma, WA); and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial service will be held Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 1:00 pm at The Rivers Foursquare Church, 1548 Poole Blvd., Yuba City. A Graveside service will follow at Sutter Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made instead in Mr. Kovell's name to Yuba Sutter Gleaner's Food Bank, Yuba City. Send Condolences at
Michael Raphael Sheeran (Ray Sheeran) Passed away peacefully in the loving care of his family and friends in Cazadero, CA on Sunday, November 14, 2010 after a courageous eight month battle with Melanoma. Ray was in his 54th year. He is survived by his loving wife Catherine, a native of Mountrath, Co. Laois, Ireland and their sons Ryan, Eoin and their daughter Maeve and by his mother Maura, brothers Gerard, John and Mark, sisters Geraldine, Jacqueline, Therese and Frances, brothers and sisters-in law, uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. Ray will also be sadly missed by Catherines family who took Ray to be one of their own. He was predeceased by his father Canice and Aunt Vera. Ray was born October 23, 1956 in Coolrain, Mountrath, Co. Laois. A passionate sportsman, he won many medals and trophies with his local Hurling club, Camross and his County team Laois. He also played rugby with Portlaoise, and soccer with The Pike of Rushall. Ray had a love for music, especially Irish Traditional music and song and in the early days played the banjo before moving on to his grandfather Ryans instrument, the fiddle. Ray emigrated to San Francisco in February 1982 and married Catherine, his wife of 26 years, in San Francisco in 1984. They had known each other from home and were destined to be together. Family, work, sport and friends continued to be as important to Ray in the States as they had been in Ireland. He played Hurling with the Rangers Hurling Club and was a founding member of Na Fianna Hurling Club using the same colors of his native Camross, the Black and Amber. This club went on to be one of the most successful clubs in North America with Ray playing his part in winning their first Senior Championship in 1990. Rugby was also a great passion of Rays and he went on to be a founding member of San Francisco Irish RFC which subsequently merged with the San Francisco Golden Gate Rugby Club, which developed one of the best underage programs in the USA. SFGG Ruby Club, has renamed their Home Club and Grounds as 'The Ray Sheeran Field', in recognition of Rays commitment and dedication to the sport. Over the years Ray became part and parcel of the fabric of San Francisco and Cazadero and was well known in both places. He and his family were surrounded by old friends and the many new friends he made along the way. They have proved to be ever supportive, especially during his time of need. It was recently commented that the Sheeran family were not just good friends but a cultural experience. Family, friends and living life were ingrained in Ray and this was something he wanted to share with those he loved. His priority was his family and he was immensely proud of his sons Ryan, Eoin and his daughter Maeve. Catherine has been his rock throughout the years and has been by his side through this difficult time. Ray Sheeran was an inspiration to his family and friends and will be sadly missed by all. Ni fheicamid a leithad ars (We will not see the likes of him again) Friends may visit Wednesday after 6 PM and are invited to attend the Vigil at 7PM at St. Monica Church, Geary at 23rd Ave. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, November 18, at 11.00 a.m. also at St. Monica Church. McAVOY O'HARA CO 415-668-0077
Mike Lopez May 7, 1934 - November 11, 2010 Mike Lopez, 76, passed away on November 11, 2010. He was born in Bakersfield, CA on May 7, 1934 to Alberto Lopez and Josefina Barrera. He was the youngest of three boys and attended Lincoln Elementary, Bakersfield High School (BHS), Long Beach State and California State University of Bakersfield. In 1962 he met his wife Vickie at a Mother's Day celebration. He was living in Long Beach attending school and would come to Bakersfield every weekend to see her in hopes of getting a date. The rest is history. Mike was married to Vickie for 46 years and they had three children together, Helen, Tony and Eric. Dad and Mom had their own bookkeeping and income tax business, Atlas Tax Service, which has operated successfully for over 40 years. They worked long hours during income tax season but looked forward to reconnecting and laughing with their loyal clients and friends. Dad was always ready to help the Catholic Church in any way he could. He was a member of the St. Philip's chapter of the Knights of Columbus for 20 years and was also a member of the Moose Lodge. Dad loved to make weekly shopping trips to Costco and Sam's Club. He loved feeding his Chihuahuas the finest cuts of meat and McDonald's cheeseburgers. He also loved watching classic black and white movies. He will especially be missed by all of his grandchildren and great grandchildren whom enjoyed his sense of humor. Grandpa was known for re-telling the same funny stories and jokes that never got old. Grandpa adored his grandchildren and never said "no" to any of his grandkids. Grandpa was known for making them bacon for breakfast, taking them for rides and buying them toys. He is survived by his wife, Vickie; daughter, Helen Galicia and husband Gerry; sons, Tony and Eric Lopez. He is also survived by his 9 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; brother, Alfredo Lopez and wife Peggy; sisters-in-law, Rosie Ruiz, Jessie Rubio and husband Ruben; brother-in-law, Felix Delgado. He was preceded in death by his brother, Joe. Viewing is Tuesday, Nov. 16th, at 4:00 p.m. Rosary to follow at 6:00 p.m., at Greenlawn Southwest. Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, Nov. 17th, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Philip The Apostle Church, 7100 Stockdale Hwy. Msgr. Ronald J. Swett will officiate the Rosary and Funeral. Dad and Grandpa will be dearly missed but loved and remembered by his family.
Mildred Laura Nave, Resident of San Mateo, Jan. 21, 1915-Nov. 11, 2010, Mildred Laura Nave passed peacefully at home at the age of 95. A native of Carrollton, Arkansas, from the age of two she was reared in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. In the mid 1940's she moved to California and settled in San Mateo. A woman of great inner strength and spirit, she loved socializing with people and traveling. She touched many lives and will be deeply missed by all. She is preceded in death by her husband, Peter P. Nave, her parents, Charles and Ruth Moore, and her brother, Dean Moore., Family and friends are invited to a visitation that will be held at the Lifemark Center, in the Portal Room on November 18, 2010, from 11:30am to 3:30pm. Lifemark Center is located next to Skylawn Cemetery - take Hwy 92 past Crystal Springs Reservoir approximately 1.8 miles and turning right on Lifemark Road, just before Skyline Blvd. Interment will be held at a later date.
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NANNA MOZELLE MILLER JUN 10, 1929 - NOV 13, 2010 Preceded in death by her husband Joseph C. Miller, her parents Henry and Obera Perry, and sister, Mildred Finch. She is survived by her children, Janet (Kim) Daniels of Fresno, CA and Kenneth Miller of Ceres, CA. Grandmother of Elizabeth, Amber and Natalie Daniels and one great grandson. Siblings - Tex Perry, Wanda (Cecil) Hensley, Tom (Pat) Perry, Myrna (Phil) Stine, Betty (John) Bakker, Peggy Peterson and Mary (Ray) Stanley and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 17th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Salas Brothers Chapel. A memorial service will be held Friday, November 19th at the Ceres Church of Christ, 2610 Lawrence St. Ceres, CA at 3:30pm. In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial donation to: Community Hospice Foundation, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, Ca. 95356
On Nov. 14, 2010, our gracious God gave Norma an early birthday gift by opening his heavenly gates to receive her as his chosen angel into eternal life. Norma A. Lamas, age 66, with a joyful expression on her face in her own home, in her own bed, accepted God's heavenly gift., Norma was born on Nov. 21, 1943 in Mexico, but was a Ventura County resident for over 40 years. Norma had a passion for life and never wasted a second complaining about her health, although she had been diagnosed with cancer. She showed many of us how to have a zest for life and live life like there was no tomorrow., Her life was full of sub-passions; just to mention a few, she could sing professionally or whistle the songs and at the same time dance to them. As young and old she loved to arm wrestle anyone that would challenge her strength and beat them every time. Norma could extraordinarily do mental math, faster than one could get the calculator out. She loved the USA Chivas and Mexico's National Soccer Teams. She spent many hours doing cross/search word puzzles. She had an uncanny sense of humor with her one liners and took no prisoners with her direct razor sharp wit that was unmatched. As a member of the family circle, she was given the platform to exercise all her talents. She had a memorable laugh that could be heard from the next room and with an unbroken spirit and a fearless philosophy for life she said adios to all of us., "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him". 1 Corinthians 2:9b, Norma is survived by her daughters, Lorena Lamas Alamillo, Maricela Lamas, and Veronica Lamas; three grandchildren; mother, Concepcion Diaz; sisters, Evangelina Diaz Barrera, Erma Valdivia, and Arcie Torres; brothers, Armando Diaz and Joe M. Diaz. She will also be missed by all her extended family and friends. Norma we love you! From all of us, have a well deserved early Happy Birthday!, Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18 with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. at the Garcia Mortuary Chapel in Oxnard. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 19 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Oxnard. Interment to follow at Santa Clara Cemetery. For maps and directions to all ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guestbook, please visit www.mysantapaulafuneralhome.com., Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the family-owned and operated Garcia Mortuary, 629 South "A" St., Oxnard. For further information please call 486-9148.
PANISSIDI, OPAL D. Of San Diego 10/24/1920 ~ 11/13/2010 Contact family for service information Beardsley Mitchell Funeral Home 619-223-8100
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Max Norris, a career newspaperman who spent 18 years as a reporter and editor at The Bee, died Saturday of lung cancer, his family said. He was 84. Max Norris
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Phyllis Duval Sorichetti, a retired Sacramento music teacher and former child prodigy who performed professionally as a gifted vocalist, died Nov. 5 after a lengthy illness, her family said. She was 87. Phyllis Duval Sorichetti
Olga Stella Gladstein 05/06/15 to 11/13/2010 Olga passed away peacefully on Nov. 13th 2010. Olga was born in San Francisco Ca. 95 yrs ago, she has lived her whole life here with the exception of traveling to different countries with her parents Joseph and Katherine. Olga owned a hotel on Tehama St. with her beloved Husband David, where they ran it for many years. Olga will precede her beloved husband David and her son Philip and her grandson Bernard at the beautiful gates. Olga will be survived by her daughter in law Gisela granddaughter Kimberly grandson David and his wife Ezra and 3 great grandchildren Devin, David, Brittney. Olga will me very much missed, especially by her granddaughter and daughter in law. She left us to soon although she had lived a very full life. Services will be held at Duggans Mortuary 500 West Lake Blvd. Daly City Ca. on Friday Nov. 19th Viewing starts at 9 a.m. and the service will be held at 12:30 p.m.
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PEREZ Sr., Rene "Jaime" After a lengthy illness, Rene peacefully laid his head to rest on Nov. 08, 2010 in San Diego CA. With his hands being held and bedside surrounded by his Son ChaCho, Daughter Alexandria, Familia Perez, Familia Villapando, and Familia Covarrubias. All whom were present to usher Rene's last hours as he went to be with our Lord Jesus. His soul was prayed for by Catholic ministries, and Eddie Palato with Cornerstone Church of San Diego.
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Fred N. Palombo Longtime Resident, Alameda Fred N. Palombo, 93, passed away peacefully on November 5, 2010, at Kaiser Hospital in Redwood City, CA. .....
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Patricia Lynn Henry June 17, 1954 - November 12, 2010 Patricia L. Wilson was born on June 17, 1954 in Hutchinson, KS. Her family moved to Bakersfield, CA in 1959. After graduating from Foothill High School, she worked for many years at Kern Medical Center before retiring in 2006 from her position as Head of Public Relations. Throughout her many years of service, she also held the position of Senior Secretary. Patricia emulated class and beauty in her life. A lover of the outdoors, she found solace in her favorite place in nature - Horse Meadows in the Sierra Mountains east of Bakersfield. She loved animals dearly and found joy in her two dogs. Her witty and spunky personality could put a smile on anyone's face. She was very proud of her children and loved time spent together with them. Patty's passion for life was contagious and warmed the hearts of those who knew her best. She will be missed by all that knew her. Patricia is preceded in death by her mother, Pauline Wilson. Patricia is survived by her father, Tom Wilson; her brother, Tommy Wilson; son, Clint Taxdahl; son, Andy Taxdahl and wife Summer, their son Zakkary Taxdahl; her daughter, Katelyn Henry. Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 18th, at 1:00 p.m., at Hillcrest Memorial Park, in Bakersfield.
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Brodax, Phillip December 25, 1918 - November 15, 2010 Phillip Brodax, 91, passed away peacefully at home with his beloved wife Lois by his side. Phil served in the U.S. Navy during WW II He married Lois Werbe, of Detroit, in 1945. Phil and Lois operated a chain of retail Children's Shops in suburban Detroit before moving to Los Angeles in 1977 where he worked with his brother Newton at Becker CPA Review Course. After retiring, Phil devoted himself to an artistic journey in oil painting that was to be a passion for the rest of his life. Phillip was the patriarch of four generations, always regaling family stories to his children, grandchildren and other relatives who looked up to him as the pillar of the family history. We will miss him dearly. Survived by wife Lois, daughters, Laura Brodax, Seattle WA, Lynn (Barry) Berkowitz, Southfield, MI, loving brother Newton (Rochelle) Becker, 10 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Services at Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 at 1pm.
Phillip Gomez 53, of Marysville, passed away on November 8, 2010. Services will be private and arrangements are under the direction of Holycross Memorial Services.
Philo Heigh Nicholson was born in October 1940, in La Habra, Calif., and died of a massive heart attack Friday, Nov. 12, 2010. Philo grew up enjoying the country life in Los Alamos, Calif., which led to a career operating heavy equipment for 45 years throughout San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. Philo was known as a hard worker with a tender and pure heart, warm smile and always having a helping hand. He loved all animals except for snakes and grand squirrels. His quick wit and sense of humor endeared him to all. He was respected and loved by his co-workers and friends but will be missed by all. Philo is survived by Mary his beautiful wife of 40 years; precious daughters Lisa (Zach) Taylor of Smithville, Mo., and Hilary and fiance Isaac Werre of Minneapolis, Minn.; his greatest reward in life were grandsons Cole and Luke Taylor of Smithville, Mo.; brothers Henry (Sue) Nicholson of Santa Maria; Hoby (Anna) Nicholson of Frankfurt, Ky.; and little sister Trish (Gary) Barton of Frankfurt, Ky.; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial will be held at 7 pm on Friday, November 19, 2010, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, 2901Gilead Lane, Paso Robles.
Philo Heigh Nicholson, Born October 7, 1940 in La Habra, CA; Died of a massive heart attack November 12, 2010., Philo is survived by Mary his beautiful wife of 40 years; his two precious daughters Lisa and Zach Taylor of Smithville, MO and Hilary and fiancé Isaac Werre of Minneapolis, MN; his greatest reward in life, grandsons Cole and Luke Taylor of Smithville, MO.; brothers: Henry and Sue Nicholson of Santa Maria, CA, and Hoby and Anna Nicholson of Frankfurt, KY; and little sister Trish and Gary Barton of Frankfurt, KY; in addition, many nieces and nephews., Philo grew up enjoying the country life in Los Alamos, CA, which led to a career operating heavy equipment for 45 years throughout San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. Philo was known as a hard worker with a tender and pure heart, warm smile and always having a helping hand. He loved all animals except for snakes and ground squirrels. His quick wit and sense of humor endeared him to all. He was respected and loved by his co-workers and friends but will be missed by all., Memorial will be held at 7:00pm on Friday, November 19, 2010 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, 2901 Gilead Lane, Paso Robles, CA.
MARTINEZ, RAFAEL of Chula Vista 05/10/1917 - 11/11/2010 Aztlan Mortuary (619)337-8100
RECSEI, Mila Ivanovich Born January 15, 1920 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and passed away October 31, 2010 at home in Santa Barbara, surrounded by her loving family. Mila, affectionately known as "Ija", moved to Santa Barbara in 1944. She and her husband Andor built their home, where they lived for the rest of their lives. She was a devoted wife and mother and for many years worked at her husband's side in the family business, The Recsei Laboratories.
MARTENS, RICKEY LEE Mr. Martens was born to Levi and Hazel Martens in Champaign, Illinois, on August 27, 1949. He lost his battle with cancer and passed away in San Diego November 11, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Debra Anderson. He grew up in Rapid City where he enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid fisherman right up until the time of his death. Rickey was an extremely caring, compassionate and generous friend to those in need. He is survived by his son Andrew J. Martens of TX, daughter Shelley M. Flanagan of IN, two grandchildren, and companion Kathleen Monahan of San Diego. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 19th, Pacific Beach Mortuary, 4710 Cass St., with Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. Saturday, November 20th, St. Brigid Catholic Church, Pacific Beach. Burial in Pine Lawn Cemetery, Rapid City, SD.
DuCHARME, ROBERT F. Robert F. DuCharme, 60, loving father and grandfather, departed this life on Tuesday, November 9, 2010. Born November 10, 1949 in Toledo, Ohio, and raised in San Diego. Bob was a skilled journeyman carpenter and a legendary surfer. Left behind to cherish his memory, his beloved fiancÃ©e Tinja Moyers, son Bobby, son Chris and his wife Della and three grandsons Jacob, Shaun, and Jason and many other loving family and friends. Memorial service at Sunset Cliffs, surf spot â€" Osprey Point on Saturday, November 20, 2010, at 4 p.m.
VELAZQUEZ, ROCIO of San Diego Mar. 23, 1971 - Nov. 9, 2010 Viewing 11/16 5PM-9PM Service 11/17 10AM Salli Lynn Chapel GREENWOOD MORTUARY (619) 264-3131
RODRIGUEZ, Edmundo 55, passed away Nov 13 surrounded by his family. He is survived by Maria Luisa, his wife of 29
Rachel Mae Krauss, 90, of Vacaville, died on Friday, Nov. 12, in Vacaville. She was born on Oct. 10, 1920, in New Philadelphia, Ohio., A visitation will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. A funeral to follow Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. at McCune Garden Chapel., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main St., Vacaville, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.,
Rex Raymond Mull 1926 - 2010 Rex Raymond Mull was born June 19, 1926, in Bakersfield, California. As a young boy, he played barefoot among the oil derricks on Wheeler Ridge with his older brother, Ted. Rex's dad Jim moved the family to Bakersfield when they were young, but then when Rex was ten his mom Ida died in childbirth. Rex was a disciplined and successful student. However, he had a stutter. To overcome that obstacle, his dad encouraged him to seek out public speaking opportunities, and as a result Rex participated in drama, debate, and later, even announced professional wrestling at Bakersfield's Strong Stadium. He overcame his stutter. As a young man, Rex became a gymnast, was always working a part-time job, frequently found and adopted stray animals, and enjoyed his friends, Harold Walker, LeRoy Wiggington and Johnny White. When Rex was a teenager, his dad re-married Rosebud, his new mom from North Carolina. As a teenager Rex excelled in school. At graduation from Bakersfield High School in 1943, he was ranked ninth in the state of California. Rex entered the Navy during WWII and became a radioman (1944), achieving the top average since his school's commissioning. After the war, he graduated from Bakersfield Junior College ('48, with Honors) and the College of the Pacific ('50, with Highest Honors), and led his debate team to national status. After COP, Rex graduated from Stanford Law School ('53), where he edited the Law Review. Following graduation, Rex worked briefly for Pacific Telephone in San Francisco, and then returned to Bakersfield. Here, he continued his legal career with the county council's office, and then in private practice. For many years Rex was the city attorney for Taft and Ridgecrest, and was also council for the Kern County Water Agency. Along with Mel Davis, Dexter Haymond, and John Rathjen, Rex founded Melex, Inc., which successfully developed, owned and operated an assisted living retirement facility in Bakersfield. After returning to Bakersfield as a young man, Rex met and married Nancy, his wife of 50 years. Together they raised three children: Steve, Ginny and Susan. Rex was an anchor of his local extended family, which included Ted and Eva Mull, Eldon and Lobenia Geisert, and Margaret and Ken Hench. He was a long time member and supporter of First United Methodist Church. Returning home from work late one night in 1982, Rex was hit by a drunk driver, and suffered a significant head injury. That experience helped Rex let go of his law practice, and focus instead on his family, his exercise, and spending time at a small family cabin in Camp Nelson, CA, among the much loved mountain pines, with family friends, Doyle and Eleanor Krause. In October 2010, Rex was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He died November 11, 2010, while undergoing chemotherapy treatment at Mercy Hospital. Mr. Mull's family especially appreciates the compassion, excellent care, and sensitivity of the nurses and helpers of 2-West, Mercy Hospital on Truxtun, and of the nurses in the ICU at Mercy. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; children, Steve Mull, Ginny Womack, and Susan Mull; grandchildren, Katie and Jake Womack; nieces, Teri Gallardo and Sandi Steenberg; and cousin, Eldon Geisert Jr. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, November 20, at 2:00 p.m. at Greenlawn Cemetery, 3700 River Blvd. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Heifer Project International at 1-800-422-0474 or
Richard Brooks Hovey, 86, entered into rest on Sunday, Nov. 7, at his home in Vacaville., He was born in Waltham, Mass., on Jan. 22, 1924., He was a retired lieutenant colonel for 20-plus years with the United States Army., Private burial services will be held in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, Mass., Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home, www.nadeaufuneralhome.com, 455-7700.
Richard, Di Girolamo, Resident of San Jose, Mar. 29, 1943-Nov. 12, 2010, Richard was born in Antioch, CA and raised in Monterey. He lost a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Richard graduated from Monterey High, attended Monterey Peninsula College and transferred to San Jose State University where he graduated in Business Administration. He had a 30-year career in purchasing/ management in Silicon Valley. Richard treasured his Italian heritage as a member IAHS, Sons of Sicily and ICF. An avid sports fan, he followed Cal, SF Giants and his beloved 49ers. He enjoyed tailgating, dancing, traveling and gatherings of family and friends., His father, Anthony and several aunts and uncles preceded Richard in death; Survivors: his loving wife, Bette; children, Veronica (Mike Mendenhall) of Sparks, NV; Christopher (Jennifer) of San Jose; grand-children, Anthony of San Jose; Katelyn Mendenhall of Sparks, NV and step grand-daughter Taylor Crivello of San Jose. He is also survived by his mother, Frances, of Monterey; siblings, Phillip (Jane) of Salinas; Rena of Monterey and Tina (Robert) England of Salinas; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins., Rosary: Thursday, November 18 at 7 p.m. at Lima Family Erickson Memorial Chapel, 710 Willow St., in San Jose. Funeral: Friday, November 19 at 11 a.m. at St. Christopher Church, 1576 Curtner Ave., in San Jose. Burial: Gates of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos following services., Memorial donations: Mail to:, , 312½Fountain Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950.
Richard "Dick" Douglas, Resident of Antioch, died peacefully at home Monday morning November 8, 2010. Dick is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Sally. He was a devoted father to Jeff, Greg, Clayton, Amy (deceased), Kent and Melissa. Known as Poppy to 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The family asks that you remember Dick with a smile for he was a good man. He will be greatly missed. The family is planning a celebration of life at Antioch Senior Center 415 west 2nd Street Antioch on Saturday November 27th from 12:00 to 3:00 pm. . If you wish to make a donation they can be made in Dicks name to Antioch Senior Center or the
BING, Richard J. Scientist and composer, died on November 8, 2010 at home in La Canada, California at the age of 101. Predeceased by his wife Mary Allen Whipple and their daughter Barbara Storm; survived by daughter Julianne Bing Tasker and sons William W. Bing and John W. Bing. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 27th at 1:00 PM at Dabney Hall at the California Institute of Technology. Contributions in lieu of flowers should be sent to the Senior Care Network at the Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. Cabot & Sons, Pasadena
RICHARD (RICKY) KEMAL LOVE JUN 20, 1963 - NOV 11, 2010 Sonora resident Richard (Ricky) Kemal Love died Nov. 11, 2010 at his home. He was 47. Born in Modesto, he was a roofer and truck driver. He is survived by his wife of 20 yrs., Tonia Love of Sonora; children, Cody & Camey Love, both of Sonora, Tiffany & Tonya Love, both of Arizona; parents, Richard & Pam Love of Modesto; siblings, Russell & Sonya Love, both of Modesto, Robert Love of Oregon; grandchildren, Gavin Liby, Nathan Lilly, Joe Lencza, all of AZ; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son Cameron Love. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20th at 2:00pm at the Moose Lodge, 821 5th St., Modesto, CA.
MR. RICHARD RUTHERFORD, age 68, resident of Santa Maria, passed away November 15, 2010. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Moreno Mortuary
Robert D. Barbagelata Jan 9, 1925 Nov 6, 2010 Robert D. Barbagelata passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Saturday, November 6, 2010. He was 85 years old. Bob was born in San Francisco and raised in the Marina by his parents Dominic Barbagelata and Jane Frugoli. As a child, he loved fishing with his father down at the Municipal Pier. He also enjoyed exploring the Presidio with his brother and sister and playing jokes on the servicemen. He fondly remembered being one of the first to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge the day it opened. Bob attended St. Vincent de Paul Elementary and St. Ignatius High School. In 1942, he enrolled at the University of San Francisco. With the war raging overseas, he enlisted in the Navy during his freshman year. Commissioned as an Ensign, he spent a year on a Navy ship in the South Pacific. After returning to San Francisco, he graduated from USF in 1947. That fall, he entered USF's Law School, completed his coursework in two and one-half years, and passed the Bar six months ahead of his class. He was a loyal and faithful USF alumnus as well as a diehard Dons fan, frequently returning to the school with friends to watch basketball games. He took immense pride in his legal work and spent five decades as a trial lawyer in The City. In 1952, he established a firm on Geary Street, where he worked with a variety of associates until his retirement in 2000. His peers held him in great esteem, electing him President of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association in 1959 and President of the American Board of Trial Advocates in 1981. In 1990 was appointed to serve as Judge Pro Tem on the Superior Court of San Francisco. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers in 2003 and the Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Board of Trial Advocates in 2005. His greatest joy was his family. In 1956, Bob married the love of his life, Doris Chatfield, and together they raised three children, Patricia, Robert, and Michael. His favorite family vacations usually involved camping and fishing. Bob and Doris shared a passion for travel and he made friends in every country they visited. Bob gave his business card to everyone he met, urging them to visit his beautiful city by the bay. His new friends arrived from every corner of the globe. He knew no strangers; he trusted his fellow man and opened his heart to everyone. Bob loved San Francisco. He rode Muni up until the day he died. He was a dapper gentleman and offered a smile to friends and strangers alike. If he saw someone standing on the bus, he would offer his seat, even if they were 20 years his junior. He was a man of deep faith and lived the values he believed in. He passionately advocated for the underdog and gave generously to those in need. As patriarch of the Barbagelata family, he was always there to lend a hand, offer advice, or give a hug or perhaps just a big, wet kiss to his children and nieces and nephews. He found great joy sharing food and wine with dear friends. The sunshine that was Bob will always shine bright in our hearts. Bob is survived by his wife Doris, his daughter Patricia B. Lefever (Bill), his sons Robert Barbagelata (Jean) and Michael Barbagelata (Cathy) and his four grandchildren, Dominic Lefever, Robert, Jackson, and Lily Barbagelata. He was pre-deceased by his sister Patricia Barbagelata, his brother John Barbagelata, and his nephew John Barbagelata Jr. The Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Ignatius Church, 650 Parker Street, San Francisco. McAVOY O'HARA CO 415-668-0077
Robert "Bob" Martin Beers, 80, beloved husband and outstanding father, died November 12, 2010 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Bob was born on March 23, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York. For over 40 years, Bob was the owner and operator of B-n-P Roofing. Bob is predeceased by his loving wife of 55 years, Rosie Beers, who passed just 25 days ago. He is survived by his daughter, Doreen Solomon and her husband Gerald, of Arlington, VA, his daughter Leslie Pattison, of Danbury, CT and his daughter Jodi Beardsley-Fiorentini and her husband John-Paul Fiorentini of Danbury, CT, his beloved nephew, Christian Phillips of Phoneix, AZ and his best friend, John Moriarity of Patterson, NY. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Gregory and Zachary Solomon, William Beardsley and Shauna Beardsley-Vargas and Rachael and Robert Pattison. In his spare time Bob was an enthusiastic chef, outdoorsman, animal lover and fine woodworker. He loved singing, music and entertaining. Bob loved to laugh and brought great joy and laughter to his family showing them comfort and strength even in the final days of his life. Although he will be sadly missed by all who knew him we find great comfort that he is once again reunited with his beloved wife. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Hopsice Care of Westchester and Putnam, 540 White Plains Road, Suite 300, Tarrytown, NY, 10591.
Robert Charles McGinty was born in Los Angeles, Calif., in 1932, to Ormand and Estelle McGinty and passed away Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, surrounded by his children and wife of 58 years, Carole. As an infant he was featured in a couple of Hollywood movies including one that starred Maurice Chevalier. He worked for Knudsen Creamery and Orowheat Bakery for a period of 26 years. He and Carole moved to the Central Coast in 1997 to be near their children and grandchildren. He was most loved for his generosity, loyalty and leadership of his family. Robert is survived by daughters, Carrie Hilyard, Sheryl DeYoung (Don), Linda Mize (Floyd), Donna Morelli (Mike), Peggy Revetto; sons, Casey McGinty (Cheryl) and Terry McGinty; siblings Dolores Kowalski (Ron), Eugene McGinty (Sylvia); many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He will be dearly missed. Memorial arrangements are pending.
Robert (Bob) Owen was born Aug. 28, 1944, in Dahlgren, Ill. He passed away peacefully on Nov. 1 at home in Heron, Mont., with his family by his side., In 1963, he joined the United States Air Force, where he left as a sergeant in 1967. During his time in the Air Force he moved to California, where he made his home. Bob was a stubborn man and hated to lose. He was a race car driver for many years and cars were his passion in life. Bob worked at Chevron Research in Richmond, Calif., for 33 years before retiring in 2001. He and his wife of 10 years moved to Montana in 2008 to retire. They made their home here together with the animals Robert loved so dearly., Robert is survived by his loving wife, Janice Owen; sons, Michael, Christopher (Steven) Owen; their mother, Dolores, and Ron Peppers; daughters, Tiffany (Gerald) Torrey, and Brittany Shepherd; grandchildren, Katie Owen, Christopher Owen and Colton Torrey; along with several step-grandchildren. Bob also survived by his dogs and lots of friends and family., Mr. Owen was preceded in death by his mother, Vynella; father, Roy; sister, Laura Mae; and his dog, Max., Friends and Family are invited to attend services Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery 5810 Midway Road, Dixon, Calif.,
Robert O. Anderson, 8/13/1929 - 12/13/2010, Robert O. Anderson died peacefully at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Roseville, California on Saturday, November 13, 2010. He was 81., Born to Joseph O. and Catherine A. Anderson in Sacramento, California on August 13, 1929, Bob spent his early years in and around Edmonton, Alberta, his grandparent's ranch in Antelope, California and in Auburn, California, where he graduated from Placer High School in 1947., Bob met Mercedes Mannion during his senior year at Placer High School. They were married two years later on October 16, 1949 in Reno, Nevada., He attended Placer College in Auburn and Sacramento State College and became an elementary school, . After a short assignment at the Eureka Union School, he went on to teach for some 35 years at Dry Creek Elementary School. There "Mr. A." served as a seventh and eighth grade teacher, principal and superintendent of the Dry Creek Elementary School District., In addition, Bob spent 20 years in the U.S. Army Reserve, where he achieved the rank of command sergeant major., Bob loved flying. Early on he often flew with his father in a two-seater to go hunting in Montana. He didn't have the time or money to continue his avocation when his children were young, but by the early 1960s Bob was able to acquire a plane and take up flying again. He flew his friends and family to the California coast, remote parts of Idaho, Alaska, Mexico and across the country. He also participated in search missions for the Civil Air Patrol and flew commercially in the Sacramento area., Bob is survived by his wife Mercy and his children John and wife Hyo of Shalimar, Florida, Rick and wife Suzanne of Roseville, California, and Janet McElroy and husband Fred of Gualala, California. He has five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother Rex., A Memorial Service will be held at the Lambert Funeral Home at 400 Douglas Boulevard in Roseville at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 19, 2010. A reception will follow at the Anderson home in Roseville.
Robert Paul, Atkinson, 1/26/1934 - 11/16/2010, Robert Atkinson passed away at his home in Auburn on Tuesday, November 16, 2010. He was 76., Robert was born in Quebec, Canada. He worked for the telephone company for 25 years., Robert is survived by his wife Dottie of almost 28 years, sons Barry and Jeffrey Atkinson of Placerville and Meadow Vista; step-daughters Kathy Izsak of Vero Beach, Fla., and Pamela Burton of Bloomfield, Mich., and grandson Josh Atkinson of Camino. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Christina Atkinson., A visitation will take place at Chapel of the Hills, 1331 Lincoln Way, Auburn, Calif., on Friday, November 19, 2010 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. with a Memorial Service beginning at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Placer County Animal Shelter, 11251 B Ave., Auburn, CA 95603. Please sign the guestbook at Chapelofthehills-auburn.com
Robert Walter Larner of Dixon passed away in Vacaville on Oct. 19, after a short illness., He was born on May 27, 1928, to Richard Benedict and Leah Larner, who predeceased him., Bob was educated at the School of the Madeleine and Saint Mary's High School in Berkeley, and the College of Marin where he met the love of his life, his future wife, Carolyn Anselmo., Bob and Carolyn were married for 58 years and had two children, Matthew Bernard and Raymond James. Carolyn and Matthew predeceased Bob., Bob served in the United States Marine Corps. during World War II and Korea., Pabco Products in Emeryville was Bob's first employer. He also spent time working for Bay Freight Lines before he and Carolyn took over the family business, Vacaville Sanitary Service., Bob's brother Richard predeceased him., Bob leaves his son, Raymond Larner; and three sisters, Leah Hawkley, Nickie Martin and Sister Barbara Larner; a sister-in-law, Ruby Kay Larner; and numerous nieces and nephews., A memorial service will take place on Friday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 569 N. First St., Dixon. Burial will take place immediately following the service at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery (Midway Road), Dixon., Donations in Bob's memory may be made to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95616. Arrangements are by Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 678-2189, www.miltoncarpenter.com.,
Roberto Hernandez-Gomez, 50, of Anderson died Tuesday at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466).
Robin was born July 7,1948 and passed away on November 14, 2010. She grew up in Torrance and San Pedro and currently resided in Carson. She graduated from San Pedro High School. Robin is survived by her husband, Frank Trani; stepchildren, Jerry Trani, Mary Trani Rogers and step grandchild, Shelli Rogers; her mother, Marjorie Allen; sister, Rena Allen Marnani; her nephew, Robert (Sue) Marnani and great nephew and niece, Robert and Marin; her niece, Alena (Chris) Castillo and her great nephew and niece, Tyler and Krista. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Allen and brother, Ronnie Allen. She shared her love of horses and animals with all her family and friends. She will be dearly missed by all her friends and family. Services will be private with a burial at sea. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the
Romelo "Romie" Urango, 85, died on Veteran's Day 2010 after battling a long illness. Born Jan. 22, 1925 in El Rio, Romie lived in Oxnard his entire adult life. His last days were shared by his family., He is survived by his three daughters, Christina V. Martinez of Victorville, Calif., Sylvia Mann of Springs, Texas, and Francine Smith of Oxnard; grandchildren, Cynthia, Stefan, Keola, Samantha, Kalani, and Shwncarlos; great-grandchild, Jezel; brother, James Urango of Oxnard; sisters, Marcella Tapia of Ventura, Virginia Manzano of Oxnard and Ramona Cecil of Camarillo; sisters-in-law, Olivia Lopez of Camarillo, Marie Cornejo of Simi Valley and Jean Olguin of Santa Rosa; and many nieces and nephews. Romie was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Virginia (Olguin) Urango; parents, Joseph "J.D." Urango and Ramona Ortega Urango; brothers, Joseph Urango, Jr., Edwardo Clifford Urango, Rudolfo URango and Louis Urango - all of Oxnard., Romie attended Oxnard High School before enlisting in the U.S. Army during WWII in 1943. Romie served overseas with the 497th Port Battalion, Transportation Corps in North Africa, China, Burma and Calcutta, India, as a Tech Sergeant, separating from the Army in 1946., Romie worked as a water section supervisor for the City of Oxnard Public Works Department for approximately 35 years, making many friends and acquaintances, before retiring. Romie was also a member of the Oxnard Knights of Columbus., Romie lived a good life, was a sharing and caring man, and was known to his grandchildren as Grandpa, Pops, Papa, and Papa Romie., Romelo has been entrusted to the care of Reardon Funeral Home, 511 North A St., Oxnard, 487-1720.
Rosaline "Roz" Frantz Pepper Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend passed away on Sunday morning, November 14. She had endless energy to pursue her many talents and interests, but her main joy and love was her family. While encouraging her children and grandchildren to achieve their dreams, she was always there to provide support and counsel. She loved sunny days, dancing, photography, and travel. In her later years she struggled with many health issues. She gave her best effort to overcome her physical challenges and seemed invincible. Born July 7, 1921 in San Francisco, she was a first generation American, graduating from Washington High School and attending Stanford University and UC Berkeley. She worked in numerous fields, including bookkeeping, retail shoe sales with her husband, real estate, and travel. She and her husband Alfred celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on November 7. Rosaline leaves behind her loving family including her husband Alfred, son Donald (and Giulie) Pepper, and daughter and best friend Janis Pepper. She was the devoted grandmother of Daniel and Jennifer Slate, Andrea Pepper, and Giulene (and James) Moller, dear sister of the late Geri (and Robert) Shimoff, and the late William Frantz, and beloved aunt to numerous nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 17 at 12:00 noon at Congregation Etz Chayim, 4161 Alma Street, Palo Alto. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, www.pdf.org.
Rose Marie Miller Buettner Apr 29, 1920 - Nov 2, 2010 Born April 29, 1920 in Portland, Maine, Rose Marie Miller Buettner, grew up in Stockton, California and then lived in rural Escalon her entire life. Rose is survived by her children Robert Leslie Miller, Sr. (Victoria), of Ripon, California, Judy Warmerdam (John) of Modesto, California, Terry Buettner (Loretta) of Hendersonville, North Carolina, Ed Buettner (Deborah) of Corvalis, Oregon, Tena Chinn of Sparks, Nevada, sisters May Lager of Las Vegas, Nevada, Josephine Castleton of Merced, California, and brother George Morris of Downey, California. Rose was known as GG to her nine grandchildren and 13great-grandchildren: Robert Leslie Miller, Jr., Jim Sharp, Rob Sharp, Dale Buettner, Scott Buettner, Andrea Buettner, Nathan Buettner, Brian Howard, and Jennifer Tucciarone. Rose's great-grandchildren are Robert Leslie Miller, III, Taylor Miller, Ellie Sharp, Annie Sharp, William Sharp, Brady Sharp, Carly Buettner, Annie Buettner, William Buettner, Owen Buettner, Leo Tucciarone, Sam Tucciarone, and Tom Tucciarone. As a young woman, Rose graduated from Business College and worked for 11 years as secretary to the president of Union Safe Deposit Bank. She met her husband, Merlin Miller while working at the bank. They married in 1950, and Rose elected to devote her time to her family, helping her husband on the ranch. Rose took great pride in the Miller Ranch, creating the Miller Ranch logo and keeping the books. Her husband, Merlin died in 1976. Rose married Warren '' Bones'' Buettner in 1980. The two cherished friends and family and enjoyed travel, appreciated the outdoors, RV-ing and fishing, spending summers in Livingston, Montana each year. Rose became a widow again in 1994, and since then has lived in the same home she designed and resided in since 1954. Rose belonged to many different social clubs and groups, such as the Monday Night Football Group, Ladies Luncheon Club (LLC), Atlanta Women and the BG's to name a few. In her later years, Rose loved to dine out with her many cherished friends. Her generosity was legend, and her heart, warm and caring. Rose had the ability to make all that knew her feel uniquely special. Rose enjoyed attending CrossPoint Community Church with her family, friends and most recently her caregiver Kathy Quigley, whom God sent to be with her in her last years. Rose suffered from congestive heart failure, yet without a doubt lived a rich, full life. With her family and close friends by her bedside, on her last night on Earth, Rose said good-byes with confidence, grace and even humor, certain she would soon see Jesus. She passed into eternity peacefully and is now at Home, waiting for her beloved family to join her. There will be a private graveside, with the celebration of life planned for Monday, November 22, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at CrossPoint Community Church in downtown Modesto, California. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ripon Fire Department or the Atlanta Cemetery, 14251 Lone Tree Road, Escalon, CA95320.
Kinzel, Rosina K. June 29, 1910 - November 16, 2010 Cabot & Sons, 626-793-7159
RUBY MARIE LOFSTROM JUN 29, 1925 - NOV 3, 2010 Ruby was born in Miller, South Dakota to Edgar Vincent Story and Olive Davis (Ross) Story. She was the middle of three children, preceded in death by her sister Beulah May Grey of South Dakota, and survived by her brother, Demaree Lee Story, of Seattle, Washington. Ruby was an intelligent girl who excelled in school. She was the Valedictorian of her graduating class and received a full scholarship to Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago where she received her R.N. degree in 1947. She moved to California and worked in a hospital in Redondo Beach. Being a true adventurer she sailed to Hawaii and worked at a military hospital for two years. She was the Director of Nursing in Ukiah and retired as a charge nurse for the Psychiatric Unit at Memorial Hospital in Modesto. During a fun summer as a hostess at Lake Arrowhead, she met and married Ted Douglas Lofstrom and they had three children. Ruby enjoyed her role as a mother and loved her family and friends. She was a very social person. She greatly enjoyed visiting and being visited. Her restless spirit compelled her to plan the next family gathering even in the midst of the current family get-together! She enjoyed cooking & had many signature dishes including the family favorite, Ruby Rolls. Throughout her life, she was active in many pursuits - square dancing in several Modesto clubs, theatre, painting classes, singing with the Sweet Adelines, participating with the Modesto Jazz Society, giving flu shots with The Visiting Nurses, cooking, and traveling. She wrote most of her life and filled many journals detailing her thoughts and life events. She was always planning her next vacation, travel brochures scattered around her. She returned many times to Hawaii, her most favorite place in the world. Ruby loved the ocean and looked forward to beach outings where she loved to sit in the sand and watch the waves till sunset. Ruby left this earth, in the surroundings of her own home, and in the company of her kids. She leaves behind her three children, Jean Anne de Grassi of Monterey, Michael Lofstrom of Piedmont, and Lisa Austin of Modesto, plus 6 grandchildren - Laura, David, Ryan, Sarah, Nathan, and Eric. She was loved deeply and will be missed by her many friends and family.
Rudolph J. Gerger,75, of Sherman, passed away Sunday, November 14, 2010, at Hartford Hospital. He was the husband of Carol Winterbottom Gerger. A funeral service will take place on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 12 Noon at The Sherman Church, 6 Church Road, Sherman. Burial will follow at North Cemetery, Sherman. Friends may call on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford.
Rudy Rodriguez, Rudy Rodriguez of Santa Maria, California, died peacefully on November 2, 2010, in Waterloo, Iowa, after a courageous battle with Lewy Body Dementia. He was 82 years old., Born on March 11, 1928, in Tulare, California, the Rodriguez family soon thereafter made their home in Santa Maria. Rudy attended Fairlawn Elementary School, El Camino Junior High School, and Santa Maria High School, graduating with the class of 1946. After joining the National Guard, Rudy attended trade school and became an accomplished upholsterer. As the Korean War broke out, Rudy and many other local guardsmen were designated U.S., personnel, and in 1951, shipped to Japan for training in preparation for duty in Korea., Upon coming home from the War, Rudy returned to the upholstery trade. In 1953 he married Betty Pearson. While Betty was expecting their first child, Rudy opened Rodriguez Upholstery on the 100 block of South McClelland. After a few years and the birth of his second child, and sparked by his entrepreneurial spirit and never-ending energy, Rudy decided to go into the restaurant business. In 1960 he opened Quito's Mexican Restaurant on East Jones Street. Rudy later opened Quito's locations in Salinas and Napa, and along with friend and partner Harvey Allen, re-opened the popular Rick's Rancho. He operated Quito's Restaurant at the East Jones Street location until it outgrew the building, and in 1974, moved just steps away to the South Broadway location. Quito's was in business nearly 50 years. Rudy also was a general building contractor. Rudy had no desire to retire. He enjoyed getting up early every day and going into work, and continued to do this only until his disease made it impossible., In his active years, Rudy was a member of the, , No. 1538, and Kiwanis Club. Most of all, Rudy was passionate about tennis, especially in his later years, willing and eager to challenge players much younger than him., Rudy is survived by his wife, Betty, son Vincent Rodriguez and his wife Sally of Santa Maria; daughter Lisa McClain and her husband Kelly of Waterloo, Iowa; son Paul Rodriguez and his wife Ann of Valencia, California; eight grandchildren: Jackie Rodriguez Michael, Joe Rodriguez, and Lee Rodriguez of Santa Maria; Garrett McClain, Evan McClain, and Alec McClain of Waterloo, Iowa; Malone Rodriguez and Layton Rodriguez of Valencia, California; five great-grand children; sisters Vera Bowers of Napa, California, and Edna Draper and her husband Jim Draper of Minden, Nevada; brother Ray Rodriguez of Ensenada, Mexico; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews., Rudy is preceded in death by his brothers Al Rodriguez and Urbano Rodriguez, and sisters Minnie Della Bitta and Tina Rodriguez., A funeral service will be held Monday, November 22, 2010, at 11:00 a.m., in the Chapel of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. There will then be a graveside service at the Santa Maria Cemetery., Friends, if they so desire, or in lieu of flowers, may make a donation to the Lewy Body Dementia Association at, Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.
1948 - 2010 Ruth Ann Hoheisel, age 62 of Redding. born June 4, 1948 passed away on November 8, 2010 in Redding CA. She is survived by two sons, Russell Mix of Sacramento and Ryan Mix of Oklahoma, grandmother of 10 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one great great grandson. She is preceded in death by her beloved father and mother Keith and Patsey Correll, brother Jimmy and grandparents, CT and Sylvia Jeter. Ruth Ann resided in Redding most of her life where she was a office manager for a local truck sales company for some 17. Services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday December 3, at McDonald's Redding Chapel (241-1626)
87, died at home in Walnut Creek, Thursday, November 11th, with her children at her side. Ruth was the daughter of Edith & Joseph Horton. A native of California, she was born in Fillmore and graduated from Fillmore High School. She attended and graduated from UC Berkeley, where she met her husband, George. They settled in Eureka for 11 years, before Ruth moved back to the SF Bay Area and became a teacher for 25 years. She retired in 1987. Ruth was an active and long-time member of Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church, with a passion for mission programs and reaching out with her faith. She was a Cal Bear fanatic and brought her passion for mission to the Berkeley campus by working with the development committee for Westminster House. She is survived by her children Nancy Struntz (Duane), Janet Ballantyne (Kurt), Stephen Watson (Stacy), Meredith Watson (Lou Raso), and Martha Watson (Kelly O'Brien). Grandchildren Tim Miller, John Miller, Byron Ballantyne, Broderick Ballantyne, Nick Watson, Stephanie Watson, Liz Watson, Joe Raso, Angela Raso. Great-grandchildren Pete & Caitlin Miller, Andy & Megan Miller, Elise & Ethan Ballantyne, and Leah Watson. She was preceded in death by her husband George Watson and sons Charles & Timothy Watson. The family thanks Evercare for their kind and compassionate hospice care. Memorial services will be held Friday, November 19th at 2:00 p.m. at Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church with a reception following. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for contributions to be made to the Global Missions Program at Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church, 1801 Lacassie Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4016. Please sign the guest book at
passed away unexpectedly at his home in Cutten on Saturday evening, Nov. 13th, 2010, at the age of 36. His loss is a shock to everyone who cared for him, and his family sends out their hearts to all who are grieving with them. Ryan is survived by his young son, Miles; his parents, Elena & Bruce Pettit and Kent & Johnna Townsend; his siblings, Kellie Townsend, Alison Pettit, Luke Gretchen and Julie Gretchen Bailey; his grandparents, Clif and Alice Gomes; his uncles Gary Gomes and Lynn Townsend and aunt Lois Christie. Miles was the true light of Ryan's life. Ryan was a devoted father who enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his little guy. Ryan was born San Diego, CA on Oct. 25, 1974, and moved to Humboldt County when he was just 7 months old. With legs built like redwood trees, he grew up running around in the woods near HSU with his older sister and the neighborhood kids. He was rambunctious, athletic and pretty much fearless, which led to a lot of adventures and a few trips to the hospital. He loved skiing and hiking among other things. Ryan's family remembers him as a tender-hearted guy, an amazing parent, a daredevil, a gruff sweetheart. Ryan attended Sunset Elementary School and Jacoby Creek before moving to Trinidad. He graduated from Trinidad School and McKinleyville High, where he lettered in soccer and baseball. Baseball led him to College of the Siskiyous and to a season with the Humboldt Crabs. He had recently reconnected with his love of the game through a recreational league. In addition to his family, Ryan has a enormous circle of friends that are mourning his loss. They unfailingly describe him as generous, sweet, kind, easy-going and family-loving. They say that he really cared about and looked out for his friends, that he talked about his mom a lot, and of course that he loved his son more than anything. He was also reportedly a terrible cook, but luckily, his friends were equally generous with him. A trust fund has been established for Ryan's son, Miles. Please contact Kent Townsend at 443-9848 or Elena Pettit at 840-0505 for information. A gathering will be held in Ryan's honor at 1:00 pm on Friday, Nov. 19th, at 1720 Camillia Dr., McKinleyville. Bring your open heart and your best Ryan stories.
SELWYN, Sarah Sept. 7, 1918-Nov. 12, 2010 Beloved mother and grandmother, Sarah passed away peacefully in Los Angeles from complications of Alzheimer's disease. She is survived by her daughter Myrna Morganstern (Russell Frackman), granddaughter Abby Frackman and grandson Steven Frackman. Born in Chicago to Jacob and Adele Fisher, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband Harry Selwyn in 1973 and by her brothers Howard, Martin and Sidney Fisher. Fiercely independent until her health began to fail, Sarah excelled at all of her endeavors: the restaurant business, managing bookstores in Las Vegas, where she lived from 1960 to 1974, and in her work at hospitals in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, where she lived for the past 36 years. She was particularly proud of her job as administrative secretary at the former hospice unit at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Among her many interests she enjoyed reading, baking, and the music of Chopin. She derived the greatest pleasure from her cherished grandchildren and granddog Teddy. Sarah had a generous heart and an indomitable spirit that will be missed and remembered by her family and friends. Sarah's family wishes to thank Marilyn Feldman, R.N., and Bernadette Lucas, R.N., for their unfailing care and compassion throughout the course of Sarah's illness. At Sarah's request, no funeral services will be held. A private celebration of her life is pending. Donations in her memory may be made to Koreh L.A. of Jewish Federation. Malinow and Silverman Mortuary, 800-710-7100
Sitkoff, Seymour 1/27/26 - 11/23/09 In loving memory to a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. We miss you deeply but feel your presence every day. Your joy for life and family will always be an inspiration to us. Love you forever. Wife Frances, daughters Linda, Betsy(Jon), Nancy(Don), grandchildren Brian(Nicole), Shaun, Melissa, Brooke, Meghan, Brent and brother Irwin(Sandy).
Sheila Holenda, Sheila Holenda was born April 10, 1962 in Hollywood, California and grew up in Santa Maria. She was the daughter of the late Milo Holenda, a math instructor at Allan Hancock College. She graduated from UCSB in 1989 with a B.A. in English., Sheila Holenda sang with the band Thrifty People and produced performance art with Ballpeen Hammer Artists' Collective that she co-founded in Santa Barbara. In the 1990's she founded the '60s girl group-influenced band The Roulettes and performed at the Purple Onion in North Beach and the Bottom of the Hill., For the past twelve years Sheila lived in Los Angeles and worked until recently as a cataloguer at the USC Hugh Hefner Moving Image Archive at the School of Cinematic Arts., Sheila is survived by her mother, Margarete Holenda; her brother Forrest Holenda; her brother Greg Holenda; her brother and sister-in-law Eric Holenda and Christina Bird-Holenda; and her friends in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Maria, Nipomo, Goleta, and Santa Barbara, who loved her deeply., Come celebrate Sheila's life at a memorial service on Saturday, November 20 at 1:00p.m. at Sarah House, 2612 Modoc Road, Santa Barbara. Flowers or donations can be made to Sarah House.
Shirley Louise Harwood died peacefully in her home on Nov. 5, 2010., She was born on Jan. 22, 1922 in New York City, daughter of Floyd H. Viets and Susan A. (Thompson) Viets, and sister to Vaughn, Ivan and Marjorie. Her happy childhood was spent in New York, California and Arroya, Peru. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in social work from Occidental College in 1943. Later, after additional studies, she established her own business in cytology. She was an excellent mother, gourmet cook, avid reader and world traveler., Shirley was preceded in death by her husbands, Dale N. Dunlap, James R. Scales and her beloved C. Edwin Harwood., She is survived by her daughters, Hazel, Laurie Dunning and husband Steve, and grandchildren, Ian and Megan., A private celebration of her life is planned. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home and Crematory, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura. Condolences may be left at www.tedmayrfuneralhome.com.
Passed away peacefully in Santa Rosa at the age of 77 surrounded by members of her huge, loving family. She was preceded in death by her beloved husbands, Dale Beltz Sr. (1985) and George Zeni (1999) and by her brother Leonard Mc Millen (1988). She is survived by sister-in-law, Karen Mc Millen. Wonderful mother to Dale Beltz Jr. (Sandy), Therese Zettler (Leroy Zettler, deceased), Ralph Beltz (Kathleen), and Ron Beltz (Linda). Endeared grandmother and great-grandmother of twenty-eight (and growing) children, as she would so often proudly remind anyone within earshot. Her roots grew deep on the Northern California coast. Shirley was born and raised in Pt. Arena, the daughter of grocers Ralph and Sadie Mc Millen. Many of her childhood friends remained her closest friends for life. She met Coast Guardsman Dale Beltz Sr. while attending Pt. Arena High School and working in the family-owned Mc Millen's General Merchandise. They married in 1951 and lived in Cape May, New Jersey, for one year. They then moved to Belmont for 18 years before returning to Pt. Arena to run the Pt. Arena General Store. They moved to Calistoga in 1978. Shirley and Dale were married for 33 years until Dale's passing in 1985. She married George Zeni in 1988 and then proceeded to greatly enjoy the "fruits of the land" with him at the Zeni Ranch until he also passed. His children are John Zeni (Bonnie), Linda Anderson (Butch), and Raymond Zeni (Jane). Shirley returned to Point Arena for her final years. Blessed with the gift of relating to small children, she was instrumental in the Montessori School of Notre Dame in Belmont, CA in the 60's. She was the founding member of the Pt. Arena Little School, then later a founder of the North Napa Montessori School. She was a partner at the Alice Jeanette and My School in Calistoga and went on to become the director of the Calistoga Children's Center. Music was a passion of Shirley's from a young age and she shared her gift unselfishly throughout her lifetime, playing the piano or accordion for hundreds of weddings and many other events. She was the pianist at both Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Calistoga and the St. Aloysius Church in Pt. Arena for many years. She was a member of the North Coast Senior Center and loved their monthly spaghetti dinners. Shirley was an avid supporter of the lighthouse in Pt. Arena, serving as a board member, and often considered as the area's unofficial historian. She was also a member of the Druids. She enjoyed a good Scrabble game or Pedro card game. Lucky to the extreme, she relished playing BINGO and pulling the "one armed bandits" . She knew most of the answers on her favorite daily TV show, Jeopardy. She loved life, her family, children of all ages, music, coastal history, and laughter. She was a spiritual woman who cherished the mostly forgotten, simpler way of life that is found on the North Coast. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 4th, 2010 at St Aloysius Church in Pt. Arena at 1:00 p.m. A reception following the service will be held at the Trinity Hall adjacent to the church. Donations can be made to: St. Aloysius Catholic Church, South Coast Senior Center, Pt. Arena Lighthouse, The Pt. Arena Druids.
Stephen D. Kish Jr., 10/8/2010, Stephen D. Kish Jr. of Chamberburg, Pa. passed away suddenly on October 8, 2010. He was the son of the late Stephen D. Kish and Margaret Hume Kish., A U.S.Navy Corpsman during Viet Nam, he served aboard ship and with a Marine rifle company. Steve was a graduate of Roseville High and Sacramento State. He was a computer engineer, retiring from Letterkenny Army Depot., He is survived by his wife of 41 years Frances Altwegg Kish, his children, Marisa Kish Heimberg (Justin) and Alex Kish (Christine) and grandson Noah Kish. Brothers, Robert McAndrew (Jessica) of Georgetown, S.C. and Michael McAndrew (Ann) of NewCastle, N.H. and several nieces and nephews., A Memorial Mass was held at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Donations may be made to the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter,2325 County Rd. , Chambersburg, PA. 17202.
Stewart V Price July 22 1966 - November 12 2010 Stewart was born in Alameda, CA July 22 1966. He died suddenly on Friday morning while on a business trip in Napa. He later resided in Georgia, Tennessee, New Jersey and then back to California. He was currently a resident of Bakersfield. Stewart is survived by his domestic partner of 10 years Bill Cole. He is also survived by his father, Paul Price, mother, Kirsten Price both of Georgia; sister, Toni Price and domestic partner Amy of Ohio; sister, Blythe Van Eps and husband John; with nephew, Jaxson and niece, Chase, with one on the way. He graduated from UC Davis in 1990 with a Bachelor's Degree in Ag Science and Management. He was an active member of the Fraternity Alpha Gamma Rho at Davis. He was currently Treasurer of the Alumni Scholarship Fund for the Fraternity. Stewart worked for JG Boswell in Corcoran, CA. He was very well known and respected by the people in the tomato industry and he loved the people he worked with and his job very much. There will be a memorial service in Bakersfield in the near future.
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Susan Jean Lavrar-Campbell, 52, passed away on Nov. 4, 2010, surrounded by her family, after a lengthy and hard-fought battle with cancer.
Susie was born and raised in Santa Paula where she worked as a young girl picking fruits and vegetables with her family. She worked in the orange and lemon packing houses in Santa Paula and as a housekeeper at Community Memorial Hospital until she retired in 1988., Susie was a devoted daughter and caretaker to her aging parents and to her brother Johnny until his death. She helped care for and raise her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Susie had a positive attitude towards life and was warm and friendly; she loved people and people loved her. Anyone who talked to Susie left with a warm feeling inside (she had that way). Susie shared love with many, especially her family, who were blessed to have her for 90 years sharing many loving memories., Susie enjoyed going to the Oxnard Family Circle Center where she kept active exercising, arts and craft, music and dancing, and most of all, the staff, her friends and food! She enjoyed gardening and going out to lunch with her family and watching the Dodgers. Susie had a way of making you feel special and loved and had many adoptive relatives, be it neighbors or friends of her daughters and grandchildren. She was Aunt Susie and Gramma Susie to many. Susie was a special lady to the end still trying to give comfort to her many visitors. She leaves us a legacy of living a life of gratitude, sharing, helping others, loving God and life, and going on no matter what life throws you., Susie passed peacefully at home surrounded by her beloved family and a special hospice nurse, Donna Simmons. It was a beautiful day of rest and she looked blessed good for 90!, She is reunited with her beloved daughter, Mary; brother, Johnny; parents, Jose and Toriva Pacheco; sister, Francis; and nieces, Virginia and Jaunita., Susie is survived by her daughters, Rachel Gonzales and Gloria Saenz; grandchildren, Lewis Gonzales, Arlene Vega (husband Joaquin), Brenda Pacheco, Tammie Saenz; great-grandchildren, Monica Anaya, Michael Vega, Jesse Vega, Valerie Garcia, Robert Maldonado, Nina Maldonado, Natalie Gonzales, Sabrina Gonzales, James Gonzales, Kaylajanae Saenz; brothers, Tommy, Phillip, Joe and Tony Pacheco; sister, Bea Gomez (husband Lawrence); and many nephews and nieces., A viewing will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18 at Skillin Carroll Chapel, 738 E. Santa Paula St., Santa Paula, CA 93060. Funeral Mass will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19 at St. Sebastian's Church with burial to follow at Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Skillin Carroll Mortuary, 738 E. Santa Paula St., Santa Paula, CA 93060.
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July 16, 1925 - November 15, 2010 Our wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great- grandmother and friend, Teresa Curiel, 85 years old, passed away in the company of most of her children in her home of nearly 40 years in Merced. Her warm hugs, sweet kisses and beautiful, kind, giving hands will be missed by her surviving husband, Jose Marcia, and her 14 children: Abraham Sanchez, Ismael Sanchez, Antonio Sanchez- Martinez, Esther Garza, Esperanza Munoz, Raquel Sanchez, Teresa Sanchez, Jose Luis Sanchez, Victor Curiel, Salvador Curiel, Jesus Curiel, Alma Plascencia, Elvia Curiel-Ruth, and Irene Martinez-Audet. She is also survived by her 44 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. A public visitation for family and friends will be held from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 and the funeral service will be at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, November 18, 2010 in the Chapel of Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home of Merced, CA with burial to follow at the Merced District Cemetery. All funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home located at 901 West Main Street-Merced, CA or you may call us at 1-209-722-6201.
TONI TRAMMELL NOVEMBER 17, 2009 BROKEN CHAIN by Ron Tranmer We little knew that day, God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, In death, we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you. You did not go alone. For part of us went with you, The day God called you home. You left us beautiful memories, Your love is still our guide. And although we cannot see you You are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, And nothing seems the same, But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again. Not a day goes by that we don't think of you, Your Family
Abrams, Ted H. September 14, 1927 - November 14, 2010 Son of Robert & Lillian Abrams, born in Cleveland but always considered L.A. his town. Husband of Marlene, Father of Rick (Cheri) Abrams & Denise (Joe) English, Grandfather of Celina, Charlie & Dylan Abrams & Lily Rose & Joshua English. Funeral service will be held at Mt. Sinai Memorial Parks & Mortuaries, Hollywood Hills (800) 600-0076. Family kindly requests that any memorial donation be made in Ted's name to: Temple Akiba, 310-398-5783 or KOREH LA, (323) 761-8153
Terry Lee Dragoo 71, of Gridley died Monday, November 15, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Newton - Bracewell Chico Funeral Homes.
Thelma Blake, 82, of Fairfield, died on Saturday, Nov. 13., She was born on Oct. 28, 1928., A visitation will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Fairfield Funeral Home. A funeral will be held on Friday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church , 1735 Enterprise Drive, No. 3, Fairfield., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041, fairfieldfuneral-home.com.
Theodore Charles Wichman was born Oct. 3, 1921 in Carlton, N.Y., and passed away peacefully on Nov. 6, 2010. He spent his childhood years in Newfane, N.Y. He enlisted in the Navy and served on the aircraft carrier USS John Hancock during World War II. He arrived in California in 1947 where he met Marjorie, his wife of 61 years. They were married in 1949 and moved to Ojai in 1950. Ted worked for Shell Oil Company in Ventura as a gas plant operator for 29 years, retiring in 1977. When asked if he attended college, Ted would answer, "Yes, for 3 days.", While college was not his calling, mechanics certainly was. He had a passion for repairing and tinkering with anything from toasters to airplanes., Ted is survived by his wife, Marjorie; daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Greg Stafford; daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Michael Werner; four grandchildren and one great-grandson. He also leaves behind a sister, Julie Wichman Perdue., A family memorial service was held on November 10 at the Ojai United Methodist Church.
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Theodore L. Schoenberger, M.D., died Nov. 10, 2010, in Napa, following an illness. He was 87.
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Theresa Ann Costello went straight to Heaven on November 2, 2010 after a long illness and convalescence at Magnolia Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Riverside, California. Theresa was the beloved daughter of Twila J. Costello, of Riverside, and Robert J. Costello of Ventura, California., Theresa was born in Dayton, Ohio but lived most of her life in Riverside. Theresa lived a full and very happy life surrounded by the people and places that she loved, and she was loved by all who knew her. She enjoyed drawing, watching TV, listening to music, and hanging out with her family and cats. Most of all, she loved being with her beloved "mom", going to church, shopping, out to eat, or to Palm Springs., Theresa finished school at Norte Vista High School in Riverside. After leaving school she was employed in two local convalescent hospitals and then participated in sheltered work and day programs through Arc of Riverside., Theresa is survived by her mother and father, and grandmother, Pauline Dewitte of Riverside. She leaves behind a sister and brother, Cheryl Kopp of Victorville, and Jason Costello of Riverside, and three half siblings, Max Costello of Encinitas, Sarah Hale of Post Falls, Idaho, and Ian Costello of Ventura. She also leaves behind her stepmother, Fran Arner-Costello, and nieces and nephews Joshua, Mika and Michael Kopp, Alexis Stouff, and Avery Hale. Surviving aunts and uncles include Merlyn Shiverdecker, Carol Keich and Adele Bey. She also leaves a great-niece and nephew, Jaidyn and Rylan Stouff., Special condolences to Twila Costello and a heartfelt thanks for your dedication to Theresa for the last 45 years., A memorial service is scheduled for December 5, 2010. 3-7 p.m. at Grove Community Church in Riverside. Donations in Theresa's memory to purchase children's books to raise awareness about with disabilities can be made to Rainbow Connection Family Resource Center, 2401 E. Gonzales Road, Ste 100, Oxnard, CA 93036. (Attn: Theresa Costello fund). Mark 9:37 "Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me."
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Thomas Dean Jacks, 62, of Napa, passed away peacefully at his home on Oct. 23, 2010, after a lengthy illness.
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Les Thomsen Dec. 24, 1912 - Nov. 8, 2010 Resident of Oakland Les Thomsen of Oakland passed away on November 8th. He was born .....
Travis David Mann, 32, passed away at his family home in Lakehead in the early hours of November 13, 2010. Travis was born in Boulder, CO. He attended Canyon Elementary and Junior High School in Lakehead, Central Valley High School and UC San Diego. He loved the outdoors, everything basketball, playing guitar and writing music, and, especially, his family and friends. Travis was diagnosed with late stage lung cancer in early August and he remained positive and optimistic throughout his illness, never once complaining and consistently lending comfort and strength to his family, friends, and the many medical people who helped him throughout the last months of his life. He retained his infectious smile and shared his unique sense of humor until the very end. Travis was the son of Ed and Barbara Mann of Lakehead, and the brother of Summer (Bobby) Vaziralli of Clovis, and Coulter (Brittany) Mann of Brookings, OR. He was the proud uncle of his beloved baby nephew, Tavin Vaziralli, and the grandson of Glennie Sleight of Lakehead. He had a very close extended family, including his aunt Evelyn Mann-Wilder of Yreka and her children and their families. Travis was the great-nephew of Michaeline Dever of Redding and Patricia Gudowski of Vancouver, WA. Travis' cherished girlfriend was Savannah Holman of San Ramon. Over the past few months Travis received amazing medical care, both locally and through the UCSF medical center in San Francisco. During the course of that treatment and his hospitalizations he made ongoing friends and created special relationships with many doctors, nurses and staff who emailed, wrote, called and kept in touch with Travis long after he had left their care, sharing that they found his courage, strength and character inspiring. His family wishes to thank these many strangers and friends whose great efforts and kindnesses we can never hope to repay, with special thanks for the kindness and generosity of local doctors Dr. Ron Chambers and Dr. Raphael Lupercio and the staff of Mercy Hospital, Redding, and of Mercy Hospice, Mt. Shasta. The family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation may be made to Mercy Hospice, 914 Pine Street, Mt. Shasta, CA 96067. A celebration of life for Travis will be held at Tierra Oaks in Redding on Saturday, November 20th at 11:30 a.m.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ulysses Guillebeau Born Nov. 17, 1917 Deceased Aug. 8, 1998 Your family hopes that you and Doramae are enjoying yourselves on your birthday. From your family who loves you, Betty, RaShonda, Richard, and Sydnni
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JACOBS JR., VAUGHN E. of La Mesa March 28, 1961 - Nov. 13, 2010 11/27/2010 at 2pm at Lake Murray Community Evangelical Church Featheringill Mortuary (619) 583-9511
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Daryl Kyle Vaughn April 4, 1961 ~ Nov. 3, 2010 Resident of Anchorage Daryl is survived by his parents Bert & Sue Vaughn of .....
Valdora Mae Robinson, 85, of Vacaville, passed away on the morning of Nov. 9, at her home., She was born in Lisbon, N.Y., on Nov. 4, 1925., Friends of Valdora are invited to a reception on Friday, Nov. 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. at 202 Bald Eagle Drive, Vacaville., In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family to offset funeral expenses., Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233, www.vacahillschapel .com.,
Venancio Almara DeGuzman, 87, of Fairfield, died on Thursday, Nov. 11. Born May 18, 1923., Private family services will be held. Arrangement by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., 425-1041, fairfieldfuneral-home.com,
Verona Delores Price, 9/4/1931 - 11/6/2010, Verona Price passed away at Auburn Sutter Hospital, Saturday November 6, 2010, at 2:55 p.m. Her husband Cecil of 58 years, daughter Patricia, son Gregory and his wife, Kathy were at her side., Verona was born to Michael and Mary Walters in Carter, South Dakota on September 4, 1931. She was the epitome of a perfect mother and wife. Two of her favorite pastimes were fishing and bowling. In 1986 she was a member of the Rocketts bowling team. She traveled all over the United States by motor home for thirty years and had been active in the Family Motor Coach Association. The most important thing in her life was her family and her love for them was immeasurable. Verona was so loved by all her family and friends and will be missed more than words can express., Her parents, ten siblings and her granddaughter, Teresa, preceded her in death. Verona is survived by her loved ones that were at her side, her son, James, as well as her brothers, Harold Walters, Carl Walters, sister, Olga Ehlers (100 years old), four grandchildren, two great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews., Services will be held at the Parkside Nazarene Church, 3885 Richardson Drive, Auburn, Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 11 a.m. A gathering of family and friends after the service will follow.
Victor was born May 4, 1920 in New York. He passed away peacefully on November 14, 2010 at his home in San Pedro where he resided for the past 30 Years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Johnnie and stepson, Jene Kirk. He is survived by his stepdaughters, Nancy Shanks and Jimmie Frederick; 2 granddaughters; 4 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, November 18, 2010, 3:00pm at Green Hills Memorial Chapel, Rancho Palos Verdes. Please sign the guest book at
Victoria M. Strobach, Resident of Doylestown, PA,, died peacefully on Sunday, November 14, 2010 at Pine Health Care Center. She was 88., She was the beloved wife of 66 years to Joseph T. Strobach. Born in Yonkers, NY, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Victoria (Tymkiewicz) Selzda, and sister of the late Frances Selzda, Stella Baner, Genevieve Martin and Florence Caldicott., Victoria, "Honey" as she was known to her family and friends was a resident of Doylestown for 5 years., She was a proud member of the League of Women Voters and accomplished coloratura soprano who performed in several events though out Westchester County, NY. She was not only talented with her voice but she was an excellent seamstress and designer of dresses. She will be deeply missed by her loving and devoted family., She is also survived by her children and their spouses, Joseph T. Strobach Jr. of Sunnyvale, CA, Dr. Richard P. Strobach and his wife, Barbara, of Hammond, LA, Jeanne M. Hubbard and her husband, Dr. John of Doylestown, her sister Dorothy Hettich and her husband Edward of Pittsburgh, and her three grandchildren, Capt. Meghann Strobach D.O., Bridgette, and Rebecca Strobach., Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewings Sunday evening, November 21, 2010, from 7:00 to 9:00pm and Monday from 9:00am until 10:15 am at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home 241 E. Butler Ave. (Rt.202 & Sandy Ridge Rd.) New Britain, and to her Funeral Mass 11:00 am at Mary Mother of the Redeemer Church 1325 Upper State Rd. North Wales, PA. 19454. Entombment will be in Our Lady of Czestochowa Cemetery Doylestown PA., In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory maybe made to Mary Mother of the Redeemer Catholic Education Center at the above address.
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Vivian Clubb, 87, passed away quietly Nov. 13, 2010, at her daughter's home in Florence, Ariz. She was born in Pottsville, Ark., on July 30, 1923. She is survived by her daughters, Linda Hernendez o
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Frank Weinberg Resident of Oakland Frank F. Weinberg died November 2, 2010 at the age of 83. Frank was born in Germany, and his .....
GRIFFIN,WILLIAM"GRIFF of Arkansas 01/02/1948 ~ 11/14/2010 Memorial on 11/18/10 at 1 p.m., Rose Chapel Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey (619) 425-9111
Wanda Novia (Parker) Yudicsak 1920 - 2010 Wanda Yudicsak was born July 16, 1920 in San Marcial, New Mexico to Thomas Noel Parker and Anna Dell (Hayes) Parker. The family moved to Redding in 1924, where Wanda was to live the rest of her life. She married Glen Yudicsak in 1945 and they had one child, Lee Jean. Gus passed away in 1978. Wanda is survived by her daughter Lee Anderson and son-in-law Bob. Wanda attended local schools and graduated from Shasta High in 1939. She was a Teacher's Aid for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Unit of Mistletoe School. Wanda enjoyed seeing the light in the eyes of her former students when they would meet years later. Wanda continued to practice American Sign Language all her life. She remembered fondly of playing in Market Street and the cemetery when she was a young girl and Redding was a small town of 3,000 people. Wanda met very few strangers and enjoyed an active life to the very end. She and Gus belonged to the Eskimo Ski Club and the Redding Golf Course. She spent many happy days playing golf. She loved spending summers in Crescent City (away from the Redding heat) and enjoyed her annual trip (30+ years) to Kona, Hawaii with her daughter Lee. She like to hike the Sundial Bridge after it was completed. And she was known to enjoy a martini (or two) before dinner at Jack's Steakhouse or Doc Cleary's Hilltop Restaurant. Wanda died peacefully at Shasta Regional Medical Center with her loving daughter and son-in-law at her side on November 9, 2010 with her tiara on. She will be remembered as vibrant, bright eyed, kind and friendly. Family and friends are invited to share an adult beverage and hors d'oeuvres in celebration of Wanda's life at the Redding Elk's Club, Thursday, December 9 from 4: to 6:30 pm. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 3:00 AM
Warren L. Potter touched many lives in Napa as music teacher for Napa Unified School District. Over the years as a roving teacher, he was at Napa Junction, Mt. George, Alta Heights, Carneros, Pueblo V
Wayne Murray passed away November 4 at the age of 97. He was the second child of six, born to Lucy and Clarence Murray on February 5, 1913 in Douglas County Missouri. Wayne came with his family to the Delano/Earlimart area during the Great Depression years of the 1930s. He worked in the oil fields in Bakersfield and began farming in Tulare County. Wayne met the love of his life Virginia Drake of Oklahoma City, when she was visiting relatives in Earlimart. A few years later he traveled to Oklahoma City married her and brought her to the Corcoran area where he was farming. Together they raised three children and spent 72 wonderful years together. Wayne continued to successfully farm and raise cattle on the Corcoran ranch and also farm the Tulare Lake bottom. He is one of the last of the old time Lake farmers and had much history to tell of that era. He was highly regarded for his innovative farming techniques and was recognized as outstanding farmer of the year in Kings and Tulare counties. In 1972 he left the ranch to his sons to farm and moved to Tulare where he began a second career in real estate appraisal. Owning and racing quarter horses was also a love of his and he had many winners at the track. He was a longtime member of the American Quarter Horse Association. He worked into his nineties, driving a tractor whenever he was needed to move dirt or smooth a road., Wayne had many interests and was active in lots of organizations: he was an early member of the Kings County Sheriffs Posse, served on the Lower Tule River Irrigation District Board, the Westside Union School board, he was a Corcoran Little League coach and supporter, faithful member of the Methodist Church., He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Virginia, sisters Jewel, Elaine, Ethel, Doris and a brother Donald., He is survived by his sons, Michael Murray and wife Brenda, Bob Murray and wife Katie; daughter, Susan Ball and husband W. Clyde Ball, M.D.; grandchildren, Michelle Lewis and husband Tony, Kelly Reis and husband Troy, Melissa Schroder and husband Jim, Marty Murray, Rob Murray and wife Nancy, Erin Pittock and husband Troy, Maggie Murray, Christina Wadsworth and husband Chad, Caroline Avitia and husband Tyron. Great-grandchildren, Anthony Borges, Micaela Lewis, Travis, Tyler and Reilly Reis, Sydney, McKenna, Isabella and Maleigha Schroder, Jillian and Jordan Murray, Lauren Pittock, Sam and Luke Wadsworth, Trenton and Alexis Avitia., A special thanks to the nurses and staff at Kings Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their excellent care of our father., Services will be private.
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William J. "Sonny" Sumner, William J. "Sonny" Sumner passed away November 13, 2010 at the age of 80., Sonny was born and raised in the Santa Maria Valley. He attended local schools. He started playing local sports as a teenager for a Guadalupe Football and baseball team. His passion for baseball led him to the Santa Maria Indians where he had a 26 year career. He played many positions from left-field to catcher. At about 17, he started playing billiards in local pool halls that his grandma Molly tried to discourage with no success. At 17 he also tried to follow a few best friends in to the service, but was sent home when his real age was discovered., On November 27, 1948 he married his high school sweetheart Thelma Simas. He worked for PG&E, General Telephone and retiring as a short line driver for CME Trucking Co., Sonny had offers to go to some major league farm clubs, but with a young family growing it wasn't possible. Through all these years Sonny would get off work, get home, clean-up eat dinner with the family and off to go play ball, a bowling tournament or someone calling him to come down for a game of pool hoping this time they might win a game or two., If it was hunting season he often put Thelma and the kids in the car and go off on an evening hunt up HWY 166 and the Las Padres Forrest., Sonny found golf through these years to add as another sport to try. Through his years if he was challenged by someone to try a sport from tennis to a foot race his determination to win or beat them was so strong he never lost. Sonny in his 70s was challenged by a grandson who thought he was young strong could take his grandpa at arm-wrestling, he never asked grandpa for a match again., Sonny won many bowling and golf tournaments. He was one of the first to bowl a 300 game at the Rancho Bowl where he went on to bowl two more 300 games one of which was on the same day he had a hole in one at the golf course earlier. That hole in one wasn't his first or last., Sonny was the first west-side little league president. He could spot talent in a player and has encouraged some young athletes to get to the ball park "you're major league material!", Sonny was a life-time member of the Santa Maria Elks Local 1538 as well as his Father., He was inducted into the Santa Maria Hall of Fame and the Santa Maria Indians Hall of Fame. Very few would argue he was the greatest natural all around athlete in the Santa Maria Valley., Even with his last 4 years of health issues, he stayed close to his love of golf by having a monthly tournament where the teams of (4) kept growing. He met monthly with his Santa Maria Indian teammates for lunch and spent most mornings at the donut shop with his crew of cronies telling "tall Tales.", Sonny loved and waited for visits with grandchildren and great grandchildren. Some of their first times playing catch were with "Poppy" or taking his cane and using it for a microphone and singing to him or as an exercise bar, anything to watch him laugh and entertain him., He loved watching golf and the Dodgers and talking to friends on the phone. He could get mad at any one of them, but an hour later they were "a hell of a guy.", Everyone that knew Sonny knew HE DID IT HIS WAY., Sonny is survived by his wife Thelma Sumner of Santa Maria, Daughter Colleen Sumner (Steve Goodman) of Santa Maria, Sons Stanley Sumner, Stephen Sumner(Kristi ), William Sumner (Natalie) and Thomas Sumner (Joanie) all of Santa Maria, daughter-in-law Nancy Sumner Steele of Arroyo Grande, brother Donnie Oliveira of Santa Maria, Sister Rita Alexander of Paso Robles, Step-Brother Harry Goodchild of Garey, Step Father Sam Esparaza, 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nephews and nephews., He is preceded in death by a son James A. Sumner in 1980, parents William Sumner and Rose B. Oliveira Esparaza, sisters Beverly Hornsby, Hilda Ruiz and Maxine Duran, step mother Barbara Goodchild Sumner, step brother Edward Goodchild and step father Edward Oliveira., A Rosary and memorial service will be held Friday, November 19, 2010 at 7:00 pm in the Chapel of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary. Private burial will be in the Santa Maria Cemetery at a later date., Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.
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HOHRI, William Minoru (83), died on November 12, 2010. He led the class action suit Hohri vs. U.S. to the Supreme Court on behalf of all Japanese Americans incarcerated in WWII and will be remembered for his courage, leadership and kindness. A first generation computer programmer and author of three books, including Repairing America, An Account of the Japanese-American Redress, Hohri graduated from The University of Chicago, AB 49. He is survived by his wife, Yuriko; daughters, Sasha and Sylvia; brothers, Sohei and Tak; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, November 21 at 11 a.m. in Los Angeles at Fukui Mortuary, 707 E. Temple St., 90012. www.fukuimortuary.com (213) 626-0441
William Poe, Resident of San Jose, since 1969, William Poe was born on September 22, 1941 and passed away on November 11, 2010 knowing his two precious Daughters Cynthia & Tracy & his beloved Mother Vera were by his side., William "Bill" spent his vocational life working as a machinist for over 45 years. Besides coaching his two daughters literally dozens of kids were influenced in life & have memories of a man who you could only love, respect & laugh with. Whatever the sport, baseball, football, or hockey, Bill loved the game & all the elements that went with them., A celebration of Bill's life will be 12:00 pm Saturday November 20, 2010 at DARLING FISCHER CAMPBELL MEMORIAL CHAPEL 231 E. Campbell Avenue, Campbell CA 95008.
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William Daniel "Dan" Downs was born in Fort Collins, Colo., on Sept. 4, 1960.
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Clifford DeWitt Wingfield May 23, 1923 - Nov. 15, 2010 Resident of Dublin, CA Cliff passed away peacefully in his home in Dublin, California .....
Winnifred A. Lessing died Nov. 13, 2010. She was 94 years old, born in Rochester, N.Y., but came to California in 1919., She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Clifton J. Lessing, and a son, Clifton John Lessing, Jr., Winnie is survived by her daughter, Catherine Howell, and her favorite son-in-law, Darvin Howell of Westlake Village; son, Paul Lessing, and daughter-in-law, Jill Lessing of Auburn; son, Bruce Lessing, and daughter-in-law, Kathy Lessing of Leona Valley; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren., Winnie was a great cook, gardener, and knitter. In her last few years she was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church Prayer Shawl ministry. Her loving, kind nature and sense of humor will be missed by all who knew her., A special thanks to Sunrise Assisted Living of Westlake Village, and An Everlasting Spring home for their special, loving care., We also wish to thank Livingston Memorial Hospice for guiding us through this holy time., Memorial services will be held Nov. 19 at Westminster Presbyterian Church of Westlake Village.
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Nobuo Yoshimura Feb. 6, 1920 to Nov. 11, 2010 Resident of Berkeley Our father, Nobuo Yoshimura, passed away at age 90, at home, surrounded .....