Sunday, November 21, 2010

California Obituaries 11/21/10



GOREN, AMY FRANCINE Jan. 31, 1952 to Nov.15, 2010 On November 15th, Amy lost her brief battle with cancer. At her side was her husband and cherished friends and family. An angel, adored by husband Aaron De Groot, the daughter of the late Sylvia and Sydney Goren of Chicago, the sister of Mark Goren who preceded her in death. The niece of cherished aunt Jan Paul and cousin of Corky Moch, both of Chicago. Amy was a UCSD graduate and earned her Master's at UCSB. She was a speech and language pathologist for over three decades, mostly with the San Diego Unified School District. Her last assignment before retirement in 2009 was at La Jolla Elementary School. Over the years, Amy gave voice to hundreds if not thousands of children. A patient and loving educator, Amy brought smiles and joy to the children and staff at every school she worked at. A proud liberal, Amy over the years gave her heart to numerous progressive causes. She always stood for the underdog. Children in need was her most heart felt cause. Amy will be remembered by those who knew her as a real friend and a self-made person. She leaves all those who knew her with a vacant spot in their hearts. Angel, I miss you and will always love you. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the, , Project Wildlife or the Polinsky Children's Center.




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MORGAN, ARTHUR "ART" July 6, 1929 to Nov. 15, 2010 To those whose lives he touched, Art will be remembered as a devoted family man, respected Imperial Valley business owner and generous friend. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on November 22, 2010 at Grace Lutheran Church, 768 West Holt Avenue, El Centro, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rady Children's Hospital:




NORBY, ARTHUR H. of San Diego Jul. 14, 1919 - Nov. 9, 2010 Memorial Serv. 12/01 @1:30PM Remington Club, San Diego Poway-Bernardo Mortuary 858-748-4101



Adam Hinojos

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.



Adolph Limi

Adolph Limi December 30, 1922 - November 16, 2010 Adolph Limi, 87, of Bakersfield passed away November 16, after a long struggle with cancer. He was born December 30, 1922, in Greenfield to parents Domenico Limi and Armida Maria Marchetti originally of Lucca, Italy. Adolph attended Kern Union High School where he met his future wife, Mary Vanderpool. After graduation they married, October 3, 1942. Adolph entered the U. S., December of 1944. He was assigned to the 407th Medical Dispensary in Japan where he supervised dispensary personnel who distributed medical supplies to 6,000 troops. Adolph loved his country and was proud to be an American. He received the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal and Philippine Liberation Ribbon. After separating from the Army November 1946, he returned to family life and began farming with his brother Louie Limi. The Limi Brothers farmed for 45 years before retiring. Adolph was preceded in death by his parents, Domenico and Armida Limi; his brothers, Joe and Louie Limi; and by his sister, Fosca Limi. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years Mary; sons, Robert (Nadine), Gregory (Peggy); and daughter, Kathleen Brackeen (George); and sister-in-law, Bruna Limi. Loving grandchildren, Vance Limi, Amanda Limi, Joelle Brackeen and Allison Brackeen; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place at Doughty- Calhoun-O'Meara, Monday November 22, 2010, from 4 to 7 p.m. A graveside memorial service will be held Tuesday, November 23, 2010, at 11:00 a.m., at Greenlawn Southwest. The family would like to thank all the wonderful people at CBCC, Mercy Hospice Care and Guardian Home Care. A special thank you to Peter Yuzon, Japheth Senajon and Tessa Bynum. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the, or your favorite charity. Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara




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Alejandro "Alex" Forwerck

Alejandro "Alex" Forwerck, 14, of Vacaville, passed away on Friday, Nov. 12, in Vacaville., He was born on April 23, 1996, in Fairfield, Calif., A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at Valley Evangelical Free Church, 5063 Maple Road, Fairfield., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main St., Vacaville, 448-6546, www.mccune,



Alf H. Gunderson

Passed away November 9, 2010 in Stockton. Alf is survived by his wife of 55 years, Borghild Gunderson of Stockton; daughter Berit Gunderson of Stockton; sister Borgny Malde of Santa Rosa; and grandchildren Andrew, Daniel and Kirsten Mintun. Alf was a veteran of the U.S., . A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Luke's Evangelical Church, 905 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. Private inurnment at Santa Rosa Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Assoc. SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN & LANCE CHAPEL, 545-3747



Alfred Thomas CONLIN

CONLIN, Alfred Thomas Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts died Monday, November 15, 2010. He was 89 years old. A graduate of Phillips Academy, Andover and Harvard University, Tom was commissioned in the US Navy in 1942 and served as a Lieutenant Commander on destroyers in the North Atlantic and South Pacific theaters during WWII. In 1981 he retired Commander, USNR. Tom worked for Campbell Soup Company, Camden, NJ, Hunt-Wesson Foods, Fullerton, CA and retired from United Can Company, Fullerton, CA in 1984. A resident of Whittier, CA since 1959, Tom was an active member of The Rotary Club of Whittier and served his community at St. Jude Medical Center, Fullerton, Whittier Public School District and Rio Hondo Symphony. In 1991, he earned his PhD from The University of California, Riverside. He loved opera, running, history, yard work, mathematics, family, and the Red Sox. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred Augustine and Alice Helene Roy Conlin, his wife, Mary McKee Conlin and his son, Robert Thomas Conlin. He is survived by his brother Richard Roy Conlin, son, James Alfred, daughter, Nancy and her husband Todd Wyatt and three grandchildren: Kelly, Thomas and Russell Wyatt. Funeral services will be held at 9:00AM, Monday, November 22nd at St. Bruno's Catholic Church, 15740 Citrustree Rd., Whittier, CA 90603. A private interment service will be held at Riverside National Cemetery. Friends may make a donation to St. Bruno's Catholic Church or to the charity of their choice.



Allen Benson Beard

Al and his brother Orville joined the Army serving their country during World War II. Upon his return from the war and with an honorable discharge from service, Al went to Detroit to buy a new black shiny Ford coupe. He enjoyed new cars and owned 40 or so over the years., In 1955, Al married Hazel who he loved and was devoted to for 50 years. He retired from the Standard Oil in Richmond after 34 years of service and they moved to Vacaville. Al liked being with people and enjoyed the Moose Lodge, particularly the trailer camping and playing cards at the Senior Center. He became a widower in 2005 losing Hazel. He also was diagnosed with Alzheimer's about the same time and battled the disease until Nov. 16, 2010, when he again found Hazel. He would always say that he had lived a wonderful life and in fact he did., Al leaves his brother, Orville Beard and sister, Imogene Ruiz, both of Oklahoma City; stepson, Ray Cole, daughter-in-law, Joan Cole, of Elk Grove; and grandsons Brian and Jeff Cole, their wives April and Selina Cole, two great-granddaughters, Lela and Maya, plus numerous nieces and nephews. All will miss his humor and the wonderful man who cherished his Hazel., A funeral service will be held on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m. at Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 524 Elmira Road, Vacaville, 446-3233. Those wishing to pay their personal respects to Al may do so between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. prior to the service. Interment and military honors will be on Monday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m. at the Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery 522 Elmira Road, Vacaville.,



Alphonse Cierebiej

Alphonse John Cierebiej, Resident of San Jose, June 3, 1920 - Nov. 13, 2010, Alphonse "Al" Cierebiej passed away of natural causes. He touched many lives as an usher for 44 years with Men's Club. Member of St. Francis Cabrini Church. He was employed by FMC for more than 31 years., Al is survived by his wife of 69 years and devoted children Dolores Kesterson of Santa Clara, Gail Collins of Fremont and Glen Cierebiej of San Jose., He was the proud grandfather to Fallen Hero W01 Erik Kesterson KIA Mosul, Iraq, Nov 15, 2003. He is also survived by his sisters Helen Cierebiej and Martha Pacut of Davis, IL. Friends and family are invited to visit Chapel of the Hills 615 N Santa Cruz Ave. Los Gatos, CA (408) 354-7740., He will be laid in the chapel Tue Nov. 23 2010 for visitation 10:00 to 12 PM and afterwards a graveside gathering from 2 PM to 3 PM. CHAPEL OF THE HILLS, (408)354-7740



Amalia Sanchez

Passed away Thursday, November 18, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. She was a long time resident of San Pedro. Survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Edward Sanchez; children, Lydia (Charlie) Ornales, Rosalie (Steve) Feeney, Edward (Peggie) Sanchez, JR., brothers, Danny and Moses Gonzales; sisters; Carol Herrington and Ruth Gonzalez; 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A Vigil will be held Tuesday, 6:00pm at Holy Trinity Church. A Funeral Mass will be offered Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 10:00am at Holy Trinity Church. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park. Please sign the guest book at



Anna Betts

Anna (Hamad) Betts, of Danbury, wife of 50 years to the late Lewis T. Betts, died on Saturday, November 20, 2010. She was born in Danbury , daughter of the late Charles and Sadie (Joseph) Hamad. Anna's life was centered around her family who lovingly and devotedly cared for her. She passed away peacefully in her own home. Anna attended Danbury Schools, was a lifelong member of the Danbury community, and worked for various area hat factories. She will be sadly missed by her two daughters, Elaine C. Zahara and her husband, Martin "Zeke," of New Fairfield, and Mary A. Roos and her companion, Paul McCluskey of Waterbury; her four grandchildren, Amy Gaetano and her husband, Lou of West Haven, Stacy Romano and her husband, Tony of Oakville, Jeffrey Zahara and his fianc� Lindsay Vanak of Danbury, and Wendy Roos of Waterbury. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Doris Hamad of Southbury and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four sisters and two brothers. Friends may gather at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White Street, Danbury on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. with funeral services at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Wooster Cemetery . To light a candle of hope and remembrance please visit our website at



Anthony Santos

Anthony F. Santos, Resident of San Jose, Feb. 22, 1918-Nov. 18, 2010, Anthony was a long time employee of the Mercury News for 42 years. He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Ann Santos, son Dr. Anthony Santos (Diane), and two grandchildren: Dr. Aaron Santos (Lindsay) and Lindsay Santos. LIMA &, CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE, MORTUARY serving the family.



Aplin, Dorothy Adelaide

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Arlene Francis

Arlene Francis, 76, of Davis, passed away after a long illness on Nov. 3, at Sutter Hospital in Davis., Mrs. Francis was born in Santa Cruz on April 19, 1934., Arlene is survived by her husband of 34 years, Donald Francis; five children, Cheri Smith, Billy Mankin, Chris Mankin, Mike Idleman and Lisa Dunkak; and four stepchildren., She was preceded in death by her parents., A private family graveside service will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 9:30 a.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery.,



Arthur Beckman

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Arthur Brown

Arthur H. Brown In Santa Clara, CA Nov. 19, 2010. Beloved husband of Lucille H. Brown. Loving father of Sydney (Phyllis) Brown (Kate Brolan), Lawrence D. Brown and Judith M. Shapiro (Geoffrey). Devoted grandfather of Sam and Zachary Shapiro. A native of San Francisco, age 95 years. Memorial Service Monday, Nov. 22 at 3:00 P.M., at Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Rd., Los Altos Hills. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rabbi Marder Discretionary Fund of Congregation Beth Am.




Beverley Jackson Passed away peacefully on November 15, 2010, in Santa Rosa, California, surrounded by her family. Beverley, the youngest of four children, was born in Adin California on May 28, 1927 to Ira and Fern Nelson. At 17 she moved to Sacramento where she began working in the banking industry, and later continued in banking in San Francisco. In 1964 she became a court reporter for the superior court of San Rafael working for Judge Joe Wilson. In 1965 she married H.C. Jackson and together they built Jackson's Hardware in San Rafael. In 1970 she retired from court reporting to take care of her family full time. Beverley was an accomplished painter, lover of literature, an avid reader, and devoted golfer, who pursued her passion most often at the Marin Country Club and the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in Hawaii. She traveled the world from the Galapagos to Hawaii to Europe and Japan, but what she enjoyed most was spending time with her family. She taught us the value of unconditional love, not always easy in a blended family, and her love of education was infectious. She was thrilled to see her children and grandchildren pursue their dreams of higher education. People enjoyed her humor, quick wit, kindness and generosity in giving to those less fortunate than her. She is survived by her husband of 45 years H.C. Jackson, children Valerie Pizzio (Jimmy), Karla Osmun (Mark), Rob Jackson (Sarah), Janice Jackson, Rick Jackson (Monica). Grandchildren Joe Pizzio (Meredith), J.P. Pizzio (Katie), Stacey Warner (Stephen), David Jackson (Tracey), Erica Cretien (Joe), Chrissy Cronin. Shari Cronin, Samantha Jackson, Jonathon Jackson, Stephanie Jackson: Great grandchildren Sean Pizzio Katelynn Pizzio, Noah Pizzio, Matthew Cretien Audrey Cretien, and Liam Jackson. She is also survived by her brother Glenn Nelson of Adin CA, and sister Velma Goddard of Bullhead City AZ and many nieces and nephews. There will be a celebration of her life on December 5th at 2:00pm in the grand hall at Varenna, 1401 Fountaingrove Pkwy, Santa Rosa. In lieu of flowers, Beverley preferred donations to go to the Marin Food Bank, 75 Digital Drive, Novato, Ca. 94949 or your favorite charity helping seniors.




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Bankovich, Joseph Francis

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Joseph Francis Bankovich, 92 OCEANSIDE -- Joseph Francis Bankovich passed away Wednesday, November 17, 2010 in Oceanside. He was born June 14, 1920 to .....



Barbara Flynn Meyn

Barbara Meyn died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at her home in San Luis Obispo from complications resulting from mitral valve replacement. She was surrounded by her immediate family who celebrated her life and her wonderful personality and sense of humor even then. Barbara was born in April 1930 in Altadena, Calif., and attended school in Pasadena. She married the love of her life, Pete and enjoyed 56 years of marriage until Pete''s death in 2005. After raising Cathy and Doug in Whittier, Calif., she returned to school, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from USC. She then pursued a career as an occupational therapist and volunteer at Planned Parenthood. They later moved to Lake Forest, Calif., and retired in San Luis Obispo in 1996, where she was an active volunteer at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Gardens and Newcomer''s Club, where she honed her innate ability to take the mundane and make it interesting and fun. She arranged tours to the harp factory and even the dump, which proved to be one of the most memorable. Always curious and interested in learning and experiencing different lands and cultures, Pete and Barbara loved to travel, usually taking "backroads" type of tours. On a trip in Istanbul, their taxi driver took them to his home to meet his wife and exchange gifts. Barbara even taught the Turkish crew on one of their cruises some good old Irish limericks! Barbara always connected with people. Some of her dearest friends were those she went to middle and high school with and she later developed wonderful bridge, mahjong, and exercise buddies. As much as she liked reading, gardening, and trying new things, her family and friends were always most important to her. She was a lady of exceptional grace, while maintaining a down to earth presence. While she considered herself shy, she was always able to entertain with her quick wit and personality and could be counted on for moral advise and caring compassion. One of her greatest compliments came from her nephew, who recently said "Barbara proved that it is possible for the prettiest girl in school to also be the nicest." Barbara loved to take care of people and animals. She was a regular supporter of Big Cat Rescue (a center for rescued and retired lions, tigers, etc. in Florida) Puppies Behind Bars and one of her favorites, Woods Humane Society. Whenever family was in town she would delight in a field trip to Woods, just to see "all the happy kitties." A fitting tribute to Barbara is that her friend Mikey, who was with her through Pete''s illness as well as her own, is now the official "office kitty" at Woods. It doesn''t get any better than that! Barbara is survived by daughter, Cathy (Larry) Taylor; son, Doug Meyn (Linda); grandchildren Jeff and Kara Duncan, and Chris Meyn; and great-granddaughter, Coral Duncan. Her family would like to thank the wonderfully caring professionals at Hospice Partners of the Central Coast, who helped Barbara (and the family) through Pete''s illness, and then with Alison Kerns, brought Barbara and family comfort, support, and love in her final days. And to our Angel on Duty, Kendra Warner, words cannot express our appreciation for your help in guiding us through the painful process of losing amazing parents and friends. At Barbara''s request, there will be no service; she much preferred a celebration. Please remember a great time, a touching moment, or a wonderful experience. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to any of her favorite charities including Hospice Partners of the Central Coast, Woods Humane Society, Planned Parenthood, or, . She said she had 80 years of the most wonderful life and so to all who were a part of making it so, thank you!



Barbara Jean Barker

BARBARA JEAN BARKER JUL 2,1949 - NOV 16, 2010 Barbara Barker passed away unexpectedly at home Tuesday mid-day. Barbara leaves three children, Kelsie Barker Smith, Kelly Barker, and Kasey Barker Armstrong. Barbara leaves 5 grand- children ages 22 to 4. They are Kory and Kayla Smith, Kloey Barker, and Kristin and Kalle Armstrong. Barbara also leaves her husband of over 44 years, Kyle Barker. The Barker's own Barker's Music which has been on McHenry Ave. for over 35 years. Barb or BJ, was a salesperson in the packaging industry for 25 years and co-owned Barker's Music. Barbara's vibrancy touched the lives of everyone she met. She was loved very much. She will be with us everyday and missed everyday. Take care of yourselves and take care of each other. Barbara would want that. A celebration of her life will be held on Wed., Nov. 24th @ 3pm at the Barker residence.



Barbara Lee McLaurin

81, passed away peacefully in her Santa Rosa home on November 9, 2010. She will be joining her dearly beloved husband of 53 years, Frank McLaurin. She was born in Missouri to Helen H. and Paul Jones on December 8, 1928. She was the cherished loving mother of Barbara Lyn Patterson and adored grandmother to Ashleigh Nicole and Amber Kristine Patterson; devoted great-grandmother of Konnor. A long time resident of Santa Rosa, Barbara was one of the original Memorial Hospital Rose Ladies, active in the First Presbyterian Church, the Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club, Wild Oak Saddle Club, supporter of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Foundation, and the Humane Society of Sonoma County, and other civic organizations. Barbara believed in family and community. She worked with her late husband Frank to make Santa Rosa a better town to live in. She will be deeply missed by her family and many friends. At Barbara's request no formal services will be held. If desired, donations in her memory may be made to the Humane Society of Sonoma County P.O. Box 1296 Santa Rosa, CA 95402 or to the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Foundation for Cardiac Care P.O. Box 522 Santa Rosa, CA 95402. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICE, 525-3730



Barbara Pfluger

Barbara A. Pfluger, 78, passed away in her daughter's home on Oct. 28, 2010, after a late diagnosis of end stage breast cancer. She is survived by her daughter, Leslie and husband Mike Daily of Thousand Oaks, CA; grandchildren; Ashley, Katelyn, and Sean. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Curtis Pfluger Jr.; and son, Todd Curtis Pfluger. She was born in Reading, PA, and was a longtime resident of Albuquerque for 41 years. While in Albuquerque, Barbara obtained a Master's Degree in Education from the University of New Mexico and taught special education at Albuquerque Public Schools for 20 years. She enjoyed jazzercise, traveling, socializing, gardening, and going to lunch with her friends. After living in Albuquerque she moved to Palm Desert, CA to be closer to her daughter and grandkids. She joined several clubs and developed many good friends. All who knew her enjoyed her cheery demeanor and uplifting attitude. She brought light, beauty, and love to everyone she met and will be missed by all. A memorial dinner will be held at a future date in her honor in Palm Desert.



Belle Dorenfeld

Dorenfeld, Belle May 1, 1925 - November 17, 2010 Loving wife, mother and grandmother. Belle was pre-deceased by husband Solomon. Mother of Susan (Evan Bloom) Dorenfeld, Mark (Kimberly) Dorenfeld, grandmother to Matthew, Jordan, Sam and Elijah. Services will be held at Groman Eden Cemetery in Mission Hills.



Benjamin Raymond Hauger

11/1/1939-11/16/2010 Ben Lived his life to the fullest after a successful lung transplant in March of 2009. Driving to and from California to visit family and friends. He bought a boat so that he could take his granddaughter Carsyn fishing for the first time. He spent months looking for the "perfect" pink fishing pole. He and Dianne spent four weeks a year at their condo in Depoe Bay, Oregon. He went to Florida in April for the first time, and then went on a 21-day cruise through the Panama Canal with his wife Dianne, daughter Karen and son-in-law Rick. In Costa Rica Karen took him through the canopy on a zip line. In addition, In August he and Dianne went on a two-week cruise to Alaska. After the transplant, Ben used his lungs to the fullest. He would talk and tell stories to anyone who would listen, making friends everywhere he went. We are all so grateful to our donor's family for giving Ben the precious gift of life. Ben left this world just one week after a cancer diagnosis with his best friend Jim Guedmin, Cousin Terry (Hayes) Baker, wife Dianne, his daughters and three of his grandchildren by his side. He is preceded in death by his biological mother; Betty (Hayes) Hauger who passed away in 1969 He is survived by his parents; Ray and Regina (Jean) Hauger of Eureka, CA, daughters Charlene (Hauger) Hayes of Silverdale, Karen (Hauger) Smalley of Poulsbo, grandchildren; Benjamin Hauger - Gossler, Tyler Parnell, Cierra Parnell, Christopher Hauger-Gossler, Carsyn Copeland, Ca'Brya Elmer, great-granddaughter; Lexi Ra' Gossler, sister-in-law; Barbara Leask and her husband Robert of Oroville CA, cousins; Barney Hauger, Terry (Hayes) Baker, Dale Hauger, Joe Hauger, Tawny (Hauger) Mitchell, Diane Bonomini, George Hayes, Becky (Hayes) Pritchard, Helen (Hayes) Sherrick, Aunts; Annette Hauger and Betty Morton. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to one of the following; Hospice of Kitsap County, PO Box 3416 Silverdale, WA 98383 or UW Medical Center Lung Transplant Attn: Suzy Duff, 1959 NE Pacific St Box 356175 Seattle, WA 98195. A memorial service will be held Tuesday November 23rd at 2 PM at The First Presbyterian Church in Eureka, CA. An online memorial can be viewed at



Bernard "Buzz" Luedee

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Bernard P. FAAS

FAAS, Bernard P. November 18, 1918- November 10, 2010 Barney Faas passed away peacefully in Torrance, CA on Nov. 10, 2010 at age 91. Survived by his loving wife, Betty, he is the father to six children/stepchildren and 11 grandchildren. He served in the Army Air Force during WWII and graduated from UC Berkeley with degrees in Metallurgy and Welding. He worked for 30 years at Chevron, and 30 more as an independent consultant. Loved hockey, golf and tennis, Barney brought joy and laughter to all who knew him and will be sadly missed. A memorial service will be held at Pacific Unitarian Church in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA on Fri., Dec. 3rd at 2 p.m.



Betty Gaetke

Betty Jane Coakley Gaetke Dec. 25, 1911 - Nov. 6, 2010 Born on December 25, 1911 and died peacefully at her home in San Francisco, November 6, 2010. Betty was born in the Mission District, first generation San Franciscan, to Bridie and James Coakley. Betty was the loving wife of the late George O. Gaetke and the sister of Maryann (Mamie) Coakley Kaufman. She will be greatly missed by her daughter, Janeann Bailly; grandchildren, Jeffrey and Lisa Bailly; son-in-law, Sean Solway; great-grandchildren, Dillon and Lauren Solway. Betty attended St. Peter's Grammar and High School, class of 1930. She was a hat model for I. Magnin both during and after high school. Later, she worked at Traveler's Insurance Company. During this time she met the love of her life, George and was a great asset to him in building and growing his company; W.J. Burke and later Burke Concrete Accessories, Inc. Her later years were spent with her family, adoring and cherishing all the wonderful events of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Betty was a member of the Olympic Club and the St. Francis Yacht Club, which she patronized regularly. She was Chairman of Benefits for St. Stephens Guild under Father Powers. Her favorite places to travel were the Hawaiian Islands, the desert and most of all Carmel, where she married her husband at the Old Mission of Carmel. The family would especially like to thank June and Hiromu Sumi for the fifty-four devoted years to Betty and her family and to Georgia Wagner for the care and love she gave to Betty for the past eleven years. Also, to the wonderful caregivers for the past several years. Betty touched many lives, especially those closest to her; she will be greatly missed. A private service was held Friday, November 12. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Peters School Endowment Fund in memory of Betty Jane Coakley Gaetke, 1266 Florida Street, San Francisco, CA., 94110.




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Blanche P. Voutas

Blanche P. Voutas, 78, of Southbury, formerly of Danbury, wife of the late Andrew J. Voutas, died at her residence on Wednesday, November 17, 2010. Mrs. Voutas was born in Greenfield, Mass., daughter of John and Sophie (Bogulaski) Poliatis. She attended schools in Massachusetts. A resident of the area for the past 55 years coming from Brunswick, Maine, she was a retired telephone operator for the former SNET Co. Mrs. Voutas was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Danbury. She enjoyed gardening, animals, card and board games and was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. Mrs. Voutas is survived by a son, Bruce A. Voutas, Sr. and his wife, Barbara A. of Brookfield; a daughter, Diane Michaels and her husband, Charles of Smithtown, L.I., NY; three grandchildren, Bruce A. Voutas, Jr., Charles Michaels, Jr. and Andrew Michaels as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be private. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Voutas' memory and honor may be made to Regional Hospice of Western CT, Home Care Program, 405 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810. Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.




LUZZI, CHARLES E. May 26, 1949 to Nov. 12, 2010 Charles was born in Ft. Bragg, CA to Mae and Edward Luzzi.He moved to San Diego and graduated from Grossmont High. He spent 42 years working for Big Bear and Ralph's grocery company. Charles is survived by his wife of 39 years, Karen. Children; Jennifer, Amy, Gemma, Edward(Aimee),John(Holly) and six beloved grandchildren. Two sisters, Darlene Daniel of Kenai, AK and Janette Norton of Deming, NM. Services:Tuesday, November 23rd, at College Ave. Baptist Church 1:00 p.m. 4747 College Ave., San Diego. Memorial gifts may be made in his name to the Luzzi Grandchildren Scholarship Fund, Union Bank of California.




BRATLIEN, CHARLOTTE MARY Charlotte passed away peacefully on November 15, 2010, due to complications from Alzheimer's. She was born on December 7, 1930 in Chicago to William and Agnes O'Neill. She was the oldest of three children, followed by Beverly and then David. She loved to sing, and as a teenager even won a singing contest for WGN radio in Chicago. She married Wayne Bratlien in 1950 and they had six children together. She was a wonderful homemaker, and was well known for her amazing baking skills. Charlotte and Wayne moved the family to La Jolla in 1968. She was a member of All Hallows Catholic Church and volunteered for many ministries. She was very strong in her faith, and enjoyed ministering for 17 years to prison inmates. Charlotte is survived by her six children: Craig (Winnie) Bratlien, Cheryl (Dennis) Mayville, Janice (John) Sbicca, Brian (Mark) Bratlien, Sister Mary Rose Bratlien, and Geralyn (Ross) Jaramillo, 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and her brother David (Marlene) O'Neill and Beverly (Bill) Marciano and their families. We will always remember the sweet aroma of her cookies baking in the oven and her tireless devotion to her children, grandchildren and her Catholic faith. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, November 27th, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 6628 Santa Isabel St., Carlsbad, 92009, followed by interment and a reception.



Cameron Keith Coleman

Passed away in Santa Rosa on November 12, 2010. Born January 2, 1960 to the late Jennie and Cleo Coleman in Healdsburg, the youngest of six boys raised by his mother after the death of his father at a very young age. He was blessed with a wonderful stepfather the late Russell Young. Keith graduated from Analy High School in 1978. Keith loved working with his brother at his concrete company for over 30 years. Keith is survived by his loving wife of 11 years Lynn Roe Coleman; daughters Kendra and Krystal Coleman; brothers Bill, Harold and Terry Coleman; stepchildren Zac Roe, and Shanele Demartini; adored papa of Ariana Rogina, Brayden Roe, and Frank RoginaIII. A celebration of Keith's life will be held at a later date. If desired donations in his memory may be made to the Wellness and Advocacy Center, 3400 Chanate Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. Inurnment will be at Olive Hill Cemetery in Geyserville. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 525-3730



Carolyn Davis

After 74 years, Carolyn Anne Gastineau Davis completed her life's journey and went to live with our Lord on Tuesday morning, November 16, 2010 with family by her side. She was active and happy until the last days of her life. Carolyn was born in Portland, Ore. on June 15, 1936, the daughter of Lloyd and Ruth Gastineau of Keokuk, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her mother and father. She is survived by her younger sisters, Linda Erickson (of Newton, Iowa), Jean Notestein (of Augusta, S.C.) and Nancy Boyd (of Bokeelia, Fla.) Carolyn graduated with a nursing degree from The



Castillo, Johnny

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Johnny Castillo, Jr. 11/21/1961 ~ 01/03/204 As we opened our eyes this morning, We looked to the heavens above, and whispered, Happy Birthday, Daddy! .....




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Celia A. Garcia

CELIA A. GARCIA SEP 20, 1912 - NOV 17, 2010 Passed away on 11/17/10 at Hy-Lond Center, Modesto. She is survived by her sons, Luis of Modesto and Javier of Rocklin, Ca., brother Fernando Alvarez and sister Josefina Galan, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services pending in Colton, Ca.



Charles Edward Morgan

Poppa Charles passed peacefully away in the loving arms of his daughter, Ruth Morgan-Bieber, on Oct. 29. They were surrounded by the wonderful caring staff at VacaValley Hospital. He was 101 years, 2 months and a day., Charles Edward Morgan was born in Bethnal Green, London, on Aug. 28, 1909, the second youngest of six children born to Emma and Tom Morgan., Charles married his one and only sweetheart Ellen in 1938 and they had one child, a daughter, Ruth., After his beloved wife Ellen passed away in 1994, Charles made the big decision to leave England and emigrate to live with his daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Robert Bieber, in California. He flew to his new life two weeks after his 88th birthday., Poppa loved his new life in Suisun, Fairfield and finally in Vacaville, where he and Ruth moved in 2004 after their beloved Robert passed away., Charles always lived an active life, cycle racing, soccer, swimming and in his garden growing vegetables and tending his roses. His years in California were greatly enhanced by the joy and love he received and returned from everyone he met, especially his adopted American family and friends., Charles leaves his daughter, Ruth; his wonderful nieces, nephews and friends in England and other parts of the world and his so much loved family and friends here in his adopted country., Arrangements are by Napa Valley Memorial Park, Napa, Calif.,



Charles Long

Charles LaRoy Long, Resident of San Jose, Jan. 27, 1947Nov. 16, 2010, Charles LaRoy Long, 63, of Kilgore, TX. and later a transplant to San Francisco, CA, went home to the loving arms of God, family and friends on Tuesday, November 16, 2010., He leaves his two surviving sisters, Elaine Boyett, with husband, Jim and Sherry Castaneda, with husband Dave, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, a great-great nephew, Aunts and cousins. We will all celebrate Charles' new life., Charles is greatly remembered as a fanatic of old songs from the Big Band era to the sound of the 60's. His love of old movie classics will be greatly remembered as well.. his favorite being Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First?", Charles loved to read about WWII and about all the Presidents of the past. His knowledge of history was outstanding., He was a gentle soul with little children who always loved him dearly., Charles, you are greatly missed and will be forever in our hearts Keep On Rockin', Please call Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave., Daly City-650-756-4500 for times and dates of the Funeral Service at Duggan's Serra and Committal at Cypress Lawn Cemetery in Colma, Ca.



Charles W. Gurth

Gurth, Charles W. September 8, 1955 - November 5, 2010 Memorial gathering Saturday Nov. 27 from 3 PM until time of Memorial Service at 4pm at Miller Busse & Borgmann Funeral Home 3464 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45223. Full obit at



Christine Nova Klinge

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.,



Chrystal Ellen Elford

April 28 , 1938 - October 25 , 2010 Chrystal Ellen Elford, age 72, of Hobart, Oaklahoma, went home to be with the Lord on October 25, 2010 at Elkview General Hospital. She was born April 28, 1938 in Coquille, Oregon to Alvin & Ora Combs. She married Ed Elford on October 12, 1957 they had 4 children & 4 grandchildren. Lived in Northern California for over 40 years. She was the pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God in McKinleyville, California for many years until she retired and moved to Hobart, Oaklahoma 5 years ago to help support her eldest son Ed Elford in his ministry at the church where he is pastoring. She was preceded in death by her daughter Jeri Elford, her husband Ed Elford, & her sister Frances Holmes. She is survived by her 2 sons Ed Elford & Robert Elford both of Hobart, Oaklahoma, a daughter Oralee McAlexander of McKinleyville, California & a sister Shirley Fitch & husband Duanne Fitch of Port Orford, Washington & many nieces & nephews. Please sign the guest book at



Clapper, Rosalene Anna Douglass

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Rosalene Anna Douglass Clapper Resident of San Leandro Rosalene peacefully passed on to her heavenly home on November 7, 2010. Her life began in ..... 



Clarence (Bob) Wilcox

Clarence (Bob) Wilcox 1929 - 2010 Clarence (Bob) Wilcox was born August 19, 1929 and passed away November 16, 2010. He was born in Marshall, Texas and served in the Navy. He was a lifelong resident of Kern County. His enjoyment in life was playing music, working on his Model T Ford, and most of all his family. He was a proud member of the Old Time Fiddlers Association, played with the Rexland Pickers, and most recently the Pals Band. He is preceded in death by his devoted wife Ida of 52 years. He is survived by his daughter Sharon Price; grandchildren Corey Hutton and wife Kristen, Chris Schneider and wife Jennifer, Jordan, Ryann and Hayley Price and his beautiful great- grandchildren, Kiley, Katelyn and Gabriella. "Grandpa" was cherished and will be missed by all. Viewing is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., with services at 12 p.m., on Tuesday, November 23, at Mish Funeral Home, 321 Minner Avenue. Interment immediately following at Hillcrest Mortuary.



Clarence Fong

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.



Clarence Krasselt

Clarence (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, nine children, 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Memorial service were 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 Ellis Edwards

In loving memory of Clifford Ellis, Edwards, 11/28/1938 - 11/25/2009, In loving memory of Clifford Ellis Edwards, born November 28,1938 passed on November 25,2009 in Roseburg, Oregon after a short illness., He and his family lived many years in Colfax and was in business for 35 years. He left his wife Lois of 49 years and children, Brenda Williams of Applegates, Thomas of Montana, Pamela Johnson of Colfax and Susan Buchanan of Oregon, 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren., He is missed very much by all.



Clyde Miller M.D.

Clyde G. Miller, M.D., Resident of Mountain View, Nov. 17, 1922Nov. 2, 2010, A pioneer in CA community mental health services, Psychiatrist Clyde G. Miller, M.D., has died. He served Santa Clara, Tulare, Marin and other counties during his career., Clyde was admitted to the University of Chicago at age 15. His education was interrupted to serve in the Pacific as a cryptographer during W.W. II., Survivors include spouse Gail M. Webber; daughter Jessica (Rob) Kapnek of NY; sons Zachary of L.A., Derick (Rachel) of TX, and Xavier; granddaughters Anastasia, Caitlin and Kiago; sister Judith Keith of OR., Beloved by family, friends, and patients, he will be sorely missed., A celebration of his life is being planned.




LEROY-OSWALD, D. M. Surprise, AZ Oct 3,1932 - Nov 16, 2010 Salli Lynn Chapel Nov 23,2010 at 1pm Greenwood M. Park & Mortuary (619) 264-3131




DEATH NOTICESGRAZIANI, Anne Theresa: 98; of Santa Barbara; died Nov. 18; services pending; arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.




HARTMAN, DOROTHY "DOTTIE" July 9, 1913 to November 16, 2009 It's been a year since you left us to join your beloved Art. It was a privilege to know you and be considered your friend. You brought great joy and love into our lives and are missed every day. Your loving Extended Family




DR. NITA BRIGHTON DEUTSCHER 9/22/1931-11/21/2009 Still loved, remembered, honored, respected by family and friends 



Darlene Frances Gingras

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 .,



David E. Cressman Sr.

David E. Cressman, Sr. died in his sleep on Nov. 13, 2010 at the age of 65 after a 12-year battle with Pick's Disease., Dave was born Feb. 11, 1945 in Chicago to Pastor George and Margaret Cressman. His higher education began at Wittenberg College where he met his first love, Mary Frances Brand. He then transferred to Ohio State where he received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering., Dave and Mary Frances had two children, David, Jr. and Juliana. Mary Frances passed away in 1988 after a tragic accident in Camarillo., Dave worked at Industrial Nucleonics Corporation from 1965 until 1976. From 1976 to 1979 he worked at Intec Corporation. Beginning in 1979 until he retired due to his disability in 2000, he worked for Teradyne Corporation. He began in Boston, Mass., as the IBM sales manager while living in Brookfield, Conn. Then he relocated his family to San Martin, Calif., where he continued as sales manager. His last position with Teradyne was in Agoura Hills where he was product manager of both the VLSI and Memory Test Divisions., Dave was remarried in 1989 to Joan Thompson. They lived a full life enjoying church, their ranch and horses in Camarillo, friends and travel, living in Camarillo. When Dave's dementia progressed that he needed live-in help, they relocated to Thousand Oaks., Dave was very generous and loving. He was detail-oriented and would work hard, then play hard. His bellowing laugh was contagious. If there was a project to be done, he would think it through and work on it until it was completed. Although his dementia was diagnosed in 1998, he continued working two more years. In 2000 he went on permanent disability and was able to live at home with the help of caregivers until 2005., My deepest thanks go to Josephine Garcia, our wonderful live-in caregiver, as well as his dedicated caregivers at Leisure Living in Agoura Hills, Family Care Cottage in Thousand Oaks and Livingston Memorial Hospice., Dave was preceded in death by his loving first wife, Mary Frances; parents, Pastor George and Margaret Cressman., Dave is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 21 years, Joan Cressman; David, Jr. and Lisa Cressman; and Juliana and Brandon Coalson. He has three grandchildren, Garrett Coalson, Austin Coalson and Chase Cressman. He is also survived by his brother, George Cressman, Jr. and wife Judy, and his sister, Dr. Nancy Cressman, as well as two nephews and their families., A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1 West Ave. de Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks. Memorials for Dave Cressman may be sent to Livingston Memorial Hospice, 1996 Eastman Ave., Suite 101, Ventura, CA 93003.



David Turnbough

Sunday, November 21, 2010 3:00 AM 

David R. Turnbough passed away peacefully at UCSF on Oct. 18, 2010, following a year-long battle with leukemia, at the age of 64.  



Davis, Martha M.

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Martha M. Davis, 94 10/11/1916 ~ 11/10/2010 ESCONDIDO -- MarthaM. Davis died Wednesday, November 10, 2010. She was born in New York City, and .....



Dean Ward Gilmore

Gilmore, Dean Ward 28 May 1926 - 9 November 2010 It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved, infamous father, Dean Gilmore ... Deano. He died peacefully at his home in San Diego. Despite his being bound to a wheelchair, his caregiver (Danny) would faithfully lift him into the car everyday and bring him to his local pub for his noon beer(s) and lively chats with his cronies. Deano was born in Santa Rosa to Alma (Dunham) and Beverly Roger Woodburn Gilmore and was raised in Berkeley with his two brothers. He was a true American and proudly served his country in the Marine Corps. in both World War II and Korea. To his dying day, he considered himself a Marine through and through. The first song we learned on the xylophone as toddlers was "From the Halls of Montezuma". We used to tease him and call him "The Great Santini" ... he was a very strict father - in a good way. He married our mother, Lila Danielson, in 1952 and they made their home in the Hollywood Hills, hosts to many a lively party. For many years, we would have two unknown soldiers at our Thanksgiving table. He would drive down to the USO and bring two lucky servicemen home to share the evening with us. He was a political fanatic and tried to sway everyone to his point of view. He loved his Scotch and water at 5:00 on the dot. Very proud of his Scottish heritage, he wore his tartan to show it, many times to our embarrassment. An avid aviator, he flew in the Marine Corps., then later for his personal pleasure. He worked for Howard Hughes at RKO when he began his film career upon his return from Korea. A highly successful production sound mixer, he was nominated for several sound awards including an Academy Award. He was a well-known character on the movie sets, always with a can of Spanish Peanuts on his mixing panel. He was active in I.A.T.S.E. Local 695 and for years operated Skyline Productions, his sound equipment rental company in Hollywood. He palled around with the likes of Errol Flynn, John Barrymore, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Mickey Rooney, playing practical jokes on their friends and foes. He dated Marilyn Monroe :) If you asked him his religion, he would tell you, "I am a Mason" ... and he was for 50 years. He traveled the world, both on location and for adventure. He was an excellent marksman and loved cleaning his guns ... and his cars ... he went through boxes of Q-Tips keeping them pristine. Those of you who knew him were indeed blessed ... we were even more so to call him "Daddy". Our dad was a big personality, always telling the best stories and jokes with flawless accents. He led a full life. Most importantly, he loved his little girls and their families. He was proud of us and always made it known how happy he was to have raised two sisters who loved each other so much and laughed together daily. In addition to his daughters, Laurie Gilmore and Kelly Day (Robert), Deano is survived by his brother - Roger "Bob" Gilmore (Shirley), grandsons - Don Carlisi (Robyn) and Ryan King, granddaughter - Molly Ullman and great-grandson - Sidney King. A wake is scheduled at Conway's Irish Pub in San Diego (858.673.1782) on 11/23/10 at 12:00. Additional services are pending in Los Angeles at Van Nuys Airport. Please contact for further information. In support of our troops, donations can be made to Move America Forward:, PO Box 1497, Sacramento, CA 95812. Semper Fi!



Delores BERG

BERG, Delores On November 18, 2010 Delores Berg, beloved wife of fifty-seven years of Roger Berg, passed away after a lengthy illness. (After Delores' first date with Roger, she told her brother Harold and sister-in-law Shirley, she had met the man she was going to marry.) Delores was an accomplished artist and received many awards for her sculptures and collages. But her greatest reward is what she gave to others, which was her laughter and joy that she brought to many lives. Delores' greatest passion was her family and friends. Delores was a valued volunteer at the L.A. County Museum of Art for over thirty-seven years serving in many capacities, for which she received a certificate of excellence from the Museum Service Council, Department of Indian Art. Of special interest to her was the "Evening for Educators" which handled documentation for education sent to the teachers of Los Angeles. She was also an active benefactor to the L.A. County Museum of Art, as well as to U.C.L.A. Chancellor's Group, Ahmanson Theatre Group, U.C.L.A. Athletic Organizations, and the National Council of Jewish Women. Delores was also honored as a "treasured volunteer" by Castle Heights Elementary School to which she brought art in the form of "hands on learning" and through her organization "ABC" (Art Bridges Culture) for which she received an additional award, a "Certificate of Appreciation" from Palms Elementary School (at which her daughter Karen is a teacher of some 27 years). In addition, she was also an active benefactor of the Wonder of Reading Library at Palms Elementary School. Delores' teaching of art in the elementary schools culminated in receiving from the President of the U.S.A. the highly regarded "Volunteer Service Award." Particular joy came to Delores in her eminent psychologist daughter Beverly receiving a doctorate in the "Philosophy of Psychology," the first doctor in the family. She was also very instrumental in supporting Karen in the completion of her Masters Degree in Educational Administration. Delores is survived by her husband Roger, daughters Karen Marks and Beverly Berg Wry, sons-in-law Sandy Marks and Brian Wry, grandchildren Daniel Marks and his wife Liron, Jordan Marks, Ruby Wry, Carlos Hernandez (wife Alicia) and Leslie; the last two are the children of her beloved household manager of thirty years, Blanca Estela Pena. Additional family are sisters Mir Schlosberg and Lilli Gardner (husband Harold) and brother Harold (wife Shirley) as well as the families of her many nieces and nephews. Charitable contributions in her honor may be sent to the donor's choice of charity - although Delores was particularly taken by the "Smile Train" charity where all those involved including doctors, are not paid in restoring the disastrous effect of "cleft palates" in children throughout the world. Her other favored charities were Defenders of Wildlife, UNICEF, Smithsonian Institute, Doctors Without Borders, Amnesty International, National Organization for Women, KCET, Program for Torture Victims and the Maple Counseling Center, among many other needy organizations locally, nationally and world-wide. The memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 21, 12:00 p.m., at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in the Bing Theatre located at 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90036. Valet parking provided.



Delpha M. "Del" McKenney

Entered into eternal rest on November 16, 2010. Del was born July 22, 1930 in Carson City, MI to August and Ina Heil. She married John Sladovnik and had two children Roger Sladovnik and Star Hamson, both from the east coast. Del divorced and moved to Santa Rosa where she met and married Alan R. (Dick) McKenney. They traveled abroad and the US for 15 years. Dick passed away in 2008. Del is survived by son Roger (Charlene) Sladovnik, Sparta, MI, daughter Star Hamson, South Carolina; sister Dee (Frank) Robinson, Santa Rosa and brother Richard (Shirley) Heil of Lansing, MI. Graveside Service to be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 23rd, Shiloh Cemetery, 7130 Windsor Rd., Windsor, CA.



Delsol, Joseph E.

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Joseph E. Delsol, Sr. Resident of Santa Rosa Joseph E. Delsol Sr.; passed away in Santa Rosa, CA on November 11, 2010 at the .....



Dennis Clark Petty

Dennis died unexpectedly at his home on Nov. 10, 2010., Dennis proudly served his country in the USAF 1965-1974. Then he returned home to work for the family business, Van Petty Mfg., for over 30 years. Dennis will be deeply missed by his family and friends and will be remembered for his generosity and warm heart., He is survived by his children: sons, Dennis Britt Petty (Deanna) and Todd Petty (Shauna), and his daughter, Amanda Wojtalewicz (Phil); grandchildren, Hanna, Sarah, Dennis Jacob, Rachel and Leah, Chantel, Calista, Tanner and Cambria, Jack and Jason; siblings, David Petty, Kay Riazzi and Donna Hall; as well as many nieces and nephews., Dennis will be laid to rest at Riverside National Cemetery on Friday, Nov. 19th at 11 a.m.



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Dick Palmer

Dick Palmer, 86, of Palm Desert, Calif., beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed peacefully away at home, November 14, 2010 after a long illness. He was born April 8, 1924 in St. Paul, Minn. to Walter B. and Edith H. Palmer. He attended St. Thomas Academy. In 1943 he joined Ice Capades and in 1944 he joined the U.S.




ARBOGAST, Donald Lee September 1928-November 2010 Don Arbogast, a most wonderful and remarkable man, left this world after a brief illness Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010. Don was a true inspiration to everyone who had the privilege of knowing him. He was loved and cherished by his wife of 57 years, Sally; three children Guy (Lee), Dana Miller and Peter (Carol); as well as as his adoring grandchildren Kate, Drew, Matt, Cade and Riley. He was much loved and will be always remembered. Until We Meet Again....Rest in Peace... A service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at Holy Cross Cemetery, Risen Christ Chapel in Culver City, with a reception to follow at Jonathan Beach Club-Santa Monica. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made to "Run for Her," to benefit Ovarian Cancer Research:



Donald Nickerson

Donald W., Nickerson, Resident of Grants Pass, OR, Died at the age of 93 years. Army Corps of Engineers WW2, FMC designer, builder/craftsman, golfer. Survived by loving wife of 62 years; 3 children and 3 grandchildren. 



Donald R. Carter

Donald R. Carter, 75, passed away November 10, 2010, surrounded by a loving family and close friends at Salem Memorial Hospital in Oregon. He was born February 10, 1935 in Santa Rosa, to Kenneth and Lorraine Carter. Following graduation from Santa Rosa JC, Don became a Federal Drug Enforcement officer. During that time he served in a number of locations including Spokane, Wash., Japan, Hawaii, Alaska, Florida and Las Vegas, NV. After retiring from the DEA in 1986 he received his Bachelor's Degree from UNLV and became a teacher and football coach at Rancho High School in Las Vegas. Don loved life, work and new experiences. After ending his teaching career he worked in such varied positions as a chef in Yellowstone Park, Manager of a fish hatchery in the Pacific Northwest and Park Host. Don's bigger than life personality brought fun and laughter to all who knew him and was matched only by the size and warmth of his heart. Don is survived by two sons, Kenneth Carter and Scott Carter; daughter, Dawn Benham; and five grandchildren, First Lt. Briana Carter, USMC, Brittany Carter, Brilynn Carter, Ashley Rousseau and Sean Rousseau. Don will be forever loved and missed by his family and friends. Don would ask that everyone raise a toast to his memory and the enjoyment of a life lived to the fullest. If there are tears to be shed, let them not be tears of sorrow but of laughter from the good times shared with a loving father and dear friend.



Donald Truman Root

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Donna Lee Sipe

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Donnell, Suzanne Seeger

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM

Suzanne Seeger Donnell 06/18/1921 ~ 10/07/2010 ESCONDIDO -- Sue Donnell passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 7, 2010. Sue was born and raised in .....



Dorothy Elizabeth Blackwell

Dorothy Elizabeth Blackwell, age 97, passed away on Tuesday, November 02, 2010 at home and went to be with her Lord and Savior. She was born in Dallas, Texas in 1912 to parents Charles and Mattie Kirklen., Dorothy is survived by her daughter BJ and her son Robert. She was preceded in death by Commander William P Blackwell, Daughter Barbara, son Brad, and grandson Travis. She leaves behind grandchildren Tim, Marlo, Tessa and Barbara., Dorothy was a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941. She moved to Oxnard in 1949, and worked in sales until the age of 90 years. At 80 years of age Dorothy graduated from Oxnard College with an AA degree., A graveside memorial service at Ivy Lawn Cemetery will be held Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 11a.m. on what would have been her 98th birthday.



Douglas D. Paul

Passed away on November 16, 2010 in Rohnert Park. Devoted husband of Eileen Paul of Rohnert Park. Cherished father of Jeffrey Paul of Santa Rosa, Kevin Paul (Megan) of Redwood Shores, Kathy Paul of Rohnert Park, and Susan Paul of Mill Valley. Beloved grandfather of Tyler Paul of Rohnert Park. Survived by two nieces and two nephews in OR. Age: 71 years. Douglas was born in Eagle Butte, SD, but reared in Portland, OR. Following his high school graduation from Medford Sr. High, he enlisted in the US Navy and dutifully served his country. In 1963, he married Eileen in Medford and together they enjoyed 47 years of marriage. For the last 20 years, Douglas worked in sales at Quality Flooring in Petaluma. An avid sports enthusiast, he also coached his children's teams when they were young. Above all, Douglas loved his family; he will be missed. At his request, no services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to the, , 1451 Guerneville Rd., Ste. 220, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 or North Bay Cancer Alliance, 185 Sotoyome St., Santa Rosa, CA 95405. Private Inurnment.



Douglas Rea Armstrong

Douglas Rea Armstrong of Ventura passed away peacefully on Nov. 9, 2010. He died after a 17-month battle with glioblastoma., Doug was born Feb. 25, 1942 in Ventura during the blackout. Doug was the son of Rea and Velma Armstrong and grew up in Santa Paula. He graduated from Santa Paula High School in 1959. He went on to UCLA where he earned a degree in economics in 1963. He served in the Army Reserves for six years. In 1993 he obtained his masters in education, and in 2001 he earned his administrative credential., Doug and his wife, Judy, were married in 1969 and moved to Ventura in 1972 where they raised their son, Dale. Doug worked for the Santa Paula Elementary School District for 39 years as a teacher and principal. He also helped manage OK Liquor in Santa Paula with his in-laws. He retired from education in 2003 and worked at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura as a gym attendant until declining health restricted his activity., Doug was an avid golfer. He enjoyed many different hobbies including beer stein collecting, trapshooting, gardening, sports card collecting, kettlebell training with his son, and scaring people with his missing finger. He was an inspiration and positive role model for countless students, fellow colleagues and friends. He was an eternal optimist to the end of his life., Doug is survived by his wife, Judy; his son, Dale; and his sister, Cheryl., The family wishes to thank all of their friends, the UCLA Medical Center Staff, Dr. Gary Deutsch, Dr. Lynn Kong, and The Palms at Bonaventure staff for their care and consideration of Doug and his family over the last 17 months., There will be a private burial at Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery., In lieu of flowers, gifts may be donated in Doug's honor to your favorite charity or high school athletic program.



DuCoty, June

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

June I. DuCoty May 27, 1920 - Nov. 18, 2010 Resident of Fremont June I. DuCoty entered into rest November 18, 2010 at Kaiser ..... 



Dwight Harrison Murray, Jr, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Sunday, November 21, 2010 3:00 AM 

Dr. Murray was born March 28, 1927 in Napa, California. He passed away quietly at home Tuesday morning November 16, 2010, with his devoted wife, Jeanne, at his side. He fought metastatic prostate



Dwyer, Lavon E.

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM

Lavon E. Dwyer, 68 OCEANSIDE -- Lavon Dwyer passed away Friday, November 12, 2010. He was born March 7, 1942 in Detroit, Mich., son ..... 




ROGNEY, EMMA March 24, 1923 to Nov. 3, 2010 Emmy was born in the village of Mercurea in Romania and became a U.S. citizen on August l4, 1942. She was a longtime resident of S.D. East County. Emmy was the widow of Donald Rogney and James McKaig and a dear companion to Julius Hes. She spent the majority of her life as a wife, mother and homemaker and was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in La Mesa. She enjoyed traveling, afternoons in Balboa Park and loved to dance, whether it was ballroom or square dancing. Emmy was a member of the German Club in El Cajon where she had fun working at the Octoberfest and attending the Carnival festivities. She began most of her days at McDonald's drinking coffee in the company of her good friends. Emmy is survived by her brother, Jerry Wachsman, of Tucson, AZ; daughters, Diana Deasy of Jackson, CA, and Laurel Brown (husband Frank) of Fairfax, VA; grandchildren, Valerie Volkar, Jennifer Barbero, and Patrick Volkar; step-grandchildren, Robert Brown and Shelly Brown; great-grandchildren, Jackson Volkar, Brittany and Bryson Barbero, and step-grandchildren Matty and Kendall Ota. Services were held on November 10, 2010 at Greenwood Memorial Park. Donations may be made in Emmy's memory to Christ Lutheran Church, 7927 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa, CA 91942. Mom, you are missed beyond what words can express and will live forever in our hearts. God bless you.




November 15, 2010 Ernest died peacefully with his wife of 75 years by his side. Ernest, known to his friends and family as Bill, was born in Upland, California. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Bernadean (Bea) Fern Hester whom he married on July 7, 1935. They lived most of their years in the cities of Pomona, Upland and Ontario. They moved to Spring Valley, CA in 1991 where they have resided at Mt. Miguel Covenant Village retirement community. Ernest joined the Marines and began his service to his country on April 2, 1943. He was a machinist until his discharge on June 3, 1946 with the rank of Corporal. He was an expert rifleman and received the good conduct metal. Ernest then worked at




PATAPOW, EVELYN "EVIE" May 15, 1937 to Nov. 10, 2010 Evie passed away peacefully in her sleep after spending the day with family. She leaves behind three daughters: Victoria, Sandra, Pamela, their husbands and grandchildren Rachael, Jordan, Estefan and Tatiana all of San Diego, CA. As well as her mother Ida of Schenectady, NY, sister Irene of Camden, MA, sister Laurie of Schenectady, NY, their families and many beloved friends around the world. Evie grew up in Schenectady, NY, and graduated from the University of Delhi with a BA in English. She married and moved to San Diego, CA in 1959. Evie built her dream home in Pine Valley where she raised her three daughters. She enjoyed her 32 years at the American Tuna Boat Association. Evie moved to El Cajon and relished an active retirement with her grandchildren and friends. An avid fisherman, gourmet cook, gardener and lover of orchids she wanted to be remembered with a good meal and a toast, Na Zdrowie and sa`ude. Evie will be remembered as a devoted mother, grandmother "Babci" and one heck of a fierce woman. Private services were held at Singing Hills Memorial Park. With all our love and gratitude, we lay you down to rest at the feet of Our Father, Jesus Christ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the, at



Earline Noble

Passed away on November 16, 2010. Beloved wife of the late James Joseph Noble; loving mother of Pamela Noble of Santa Rosa, Cathy Jacobson and husband Barry of Minneapolis, MN, Patti Asbra and husband Bill of Millbrae, Abigail Guanella and husband Rick of Santa Rosa; grandmother of Scott (Kim), Amy (Sebastian), Luke (Rosa), Lisa (Steve), Ray (Kirsten), Melissa, Jacqueline (Garrett); great grandmother of Stephan, Sheldon, Lacey, Tyler, Nick, Lucas, Haley, Emily, Lily, Jaclyn, Janessa, Joseph, Breanne and Lucas. A native of Texas, age 84. Earline was a former member of The Assistance League of Sonoma County and the Cow Belles, and she prided herself on being a wonderful homemaker and caring for her family. Friends are invited to attend Memorial Services on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Clubhouse at The Orchard, 1945 Piner Road, Santa Rosa. If desired, donations in her memory may be made to the American Lung Association, Redwood Empire Branch, 115 Talbot Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 707-525-3730



Ed Pawlan

April 27,1927 - November 10,2010 After living a very fulfilling 83 years, Ed quietly passed away at his home in Cloverdale, Wednesday night, November 10th. He grew up in Chicago raised by both his Lithuanian immigrant father and surrounding relatives. He became a U.S. top rated breaststroke swimmer while attending 8,000 students, Austin High School. But, at the age of 17 snuck his way into the merchant marines, where later he joined the U.S., O.C.S. program to eventually rise in rank to 2nd Lieutenant while serving in Korea prior to the war. Upon returning to the states while at Chicago University Hospital, he met, dated, and then eventually married a lab tech by the name of Mary Ann Falknor. He eventually graduated from Bradley University, with a B.A. and Masters in psychology and education. Ed and Ann settled in at a rural Illinois town where he served as both teacher-principal and had their first child, Bob. In the mid 50's the family resided in Southern Texas where Ed taught and coached swimming and where Sara entered the world. In 1958, after accepting a teaching job in Cloverdale, rather than Fairfield, the family moved to Northern Calif. where Ed taught, coached and settled his family to complete his 35 years as a teacher. Here, their 3rd child David, was born. In Cloverdale he coached some football and basketball, loved to play tennis and referee basketball later in his life until his knees could no longer take it. Many a time phone calls were made to the house asking for his advice on civic and school related matters from both council and school board members. His greatest pride and accomplishments were "sharing" his vast knowledge of world history, geography, and American problems with his students in a very enthusiastic, engaging, unique manner. Many students at first entered his classroom doors with dread, but soon walked out with much admiration, respect and fond memories. Who of you out there can quickly name the capital of Bulgaria or the five tribes of the Fertile Crescent? Many of these same students later became his adult friends. He with wife has traveled in Siberia, walked up to penguins in Antarctica, and safaried in Africa. Ed is survived by: Ann, his wife of 60 years; sister Lorraine of Nashville; son Bob of Rohnert Park; grandsons Brett in Tenn, and Drew of Syracuse, daughter Sara (Ron) Thissen in Riverbank, kids Brad and Leslie in Eugene, son David (Widya) in Copenhagen and kids Dhika and Paramita, and grandson Masana in L.A. His remains will be cremated and cast into the sea as per his wishes. In lieu of services we invite those who wish to send a note or share their personal story with our family to email or mail to 255 Vista View Dr, Cloverdale, Ca 95425.



Edmund R. Scullin

Edmund R. Scullin passed away on Nov. 11, 2010 at the age of 60 in Thousand Oaks., Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20 at Chapel of the Oaks, Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Mortuary, 5600 Lindero Canyon Rd., Westlake Village, CA 91362., He leaves behind his mother, Anita Hansen., A million times I've needed you, a million times I've cried. If love alone could've saved you, you never would have died. In life I loved you dearly, in death I love you still. In my heart you hold a place, no one else could ever fill. It broke my heart to lose you, but you didn't go alone. Part of me went with you, the day God called you home., Visit to sign our guestbook.



Edna Jeannette (Silva) Guillen

Edna Jeannette "Silva" Guillen, 67, passed away peacefully to go home with our Lord on Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 in Hanford, surrounded by her children and family., Edna was born in Hollister on Aug. 4, 1943 to Thomas and Carmen Silva of Hollister. There she was raised and attended school. She worked very close at Sacred Heart Church with the nuns in Hollister and then later moved to Hanford where she furthered her schooling. She became a nurse (CNA) and enjoyed helping and working with the elderly. She worked in this line of work until her first heart attack and later she had to retire., Edna was a very loving and compassionate woman. She blessed so many peoples lives. She was more like a mother to everyone instead of a friend. She loved everyone. And loved the Lord with all of her heart., She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Guillen, her parents, Thomas and Carmen Silva, two brothers, Andrew (Choppo) Silva and Kenneth Silva and a great-grandson, Edward Perez III., She leaves to cherish her loving memories: two sons, Robert Silva and wife Gina, Michael Quair and wife Anne; five daughters, Rachel Hernandez and husband Joseph, Teresa Longoria and husband Joe Jr., Michelle Gonzales and husband Johnny all of Hanford; Debbie Ortiz of Clifton, Colo., and Roberta Salazar and husband Carlos of Grand Junction, Colo. Edna also raised two grandchildren from birth as her own children, Lena Quair and Memory Nuno of Hanford. She has left 39 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren. She also leaves memories to cherish for 2 brothers, Joe Valdez of Hollister and Tom Silva and wife Alta of San Jose; three sisters, Loretta Rogers of Hollister, Rosemarie Winstead of Hollister and Helen Leftridge of Las Vegas, Nev.; and many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends., Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 22 at Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home, 363 7th St., in Hollister. Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 23 at St. Benedict Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 680 College St., in Hollister. For all friends and family that cannot attend services, a Memorial Service will be held at her home church, Grace Temple, 616 E. Malone St., in Hanford, Wednesday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m., Condolences may be offered at, Donations may be sent to Black Cooper Sander Funeral home, 363 Seventh St., Hollister CA 95023. Phone 831-637-3793.



Edward Charles Hamm

Edward Charles Hamm, 82, of Fairfield, died on Tuesday, Nov. 16., He was born on Jan. 25, 1928., Private family services will be held., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., 425-1041, 



Edward King

Edward Earl King, Resident of California, April 8, 1934 - Nov. 8, 2010, Edward King, 76, died from cancer on Monday, November 8 at his home in California. Ed was born in Fort Scott, Kansas to Charles and Beulah King. They moved to Portland, Oregon in the late 1930's. Ed graduated from Highland Grade School in 1948 and Benson High School in 1952. He joined the U.S., in 1952 and served for three years. He married Kathy Scales and they moved to California. They later divorced. In 1983 Ed married Connie Huggins., Ed worked and retired from Ampex Corporation in Redwood City then worked at Orchard Supply in Newark for several years. He enjoyed camping, fishing, woodworking and sailing., Survivors include his wife, son Patrick, mother, sister Sharon Parkin, brothers David and Darrell, step-children Rocque and Tonya Huggins, grandchildren Charlie King and Brittany Vava-Huggins, nieces and nephews., Family and friends are invited to a memorial service at First Presbyterian Church of Newark 35450 Newark Blvd, Newark, CA 94560 on Tuesday Nov. 23, 2010 at 1:00 pm, In lieu of flowers Donations to PATHWAYS HOSPICE FOUNDATION, 585 NORTH MARY AVENUE, SUNNYVALE, CA. 94085 www.path, The wonderful care and compassion of Jo, Diane, Gayle and Hong helped us through his last days.



Edward Romine

Ned Romine, born to Edward and Tillie Romine on August 18, 1919 in Rolla, MO, died Monday, November 15, 2010 at home. Ned graduated from Rolla (MO) High School, attended Hendrix College (AR) and Drury University (MO) and completed his graduate studies in theology at the University of Chicago and Texas Christian University. He was a Disciples of Christ minister in California for over 30 years., Ned married Vera Henderson in 1950 in Azusa, California. They had two children, Richard and Joanne. They raised their family and served in churches in Ventura, Fresno and Van Nuys, California. Ned lovingly cared for Vera until her death in 1988. After his retirement, Ned married Charlotte Lincoln in Camarillo, California, and they enjoyed retirement until Charlotte's death in 2007., Ned adored and followed the progress of his eight grandchildren, Richelle, Stephanie and Nick Romine; Kate and Rusty Roberts; Eddie Huddleston and Doug and Kerrie Johnson., He enjoyed music, golf, travel and the Lakers. Ned played the violin and he loved to sing. He and Charlotte were members of the Moorpark Chorale and traveled throughout Europe performing in the summer of 1990. He attended several of his Rolla High School reunions up to and including his 65th. He never lost touch with his many classmates, relatives, friends and parishioners. After moving to Wenatchee, Ned was an integral and loving part of his daughter's family, a member of the United Methodist Church, an enthusiastic participant in a monthly lunch group of retired ministers and he engaged in numerous activities at Columbia Heights. His philosophy and theology were based upon inclusion, tolerance and empathy., Ned was preceded in death by his brother, Lee Romine; Vera Romine and Charlotte Romine., He is survived by his son, Richard (Terri) of Camarillo, CA; his daughter, Joanne (Rich) Roberts of Wenatchee, WA; step-daughter Cheryl (John) Huddleston of Camarillo, CA; step-son Chuck (Ann) Johnson of Saratoga, CA; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren., A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church.



Edward Stephen Fulkerson Sr.

Edward Stephen Fulkerson Sr. 80 years, died peacefully on November 8, 2010 in Fremont, CA. Born in Santa Rosa on Jan 20, 1930. Survived by adored and devoted wife of 24 yrs, Shirley Larson Fulkerson of Kaunakakai, Hawaii. Ed returned to CA in September to receive more accessible healthcare and to spend time with his children. His children will be forever grateful to his loving wife for giving that precious gift, a stunning act of love by a truly gracious and selfless wife. Ed was the father of six children, two stepdaughters; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. By first wife Barbara, Ed had three much beloved children: Edward Stephen Jr. (Karyl), Livermore, Donald Bruce (Lisa), Monte Rio and Denice (Edward Fischer), Lakeport; along with four grandchildren and two great-grandkids. Ed's three children with Beverly (Billee): Linda (d. 1990), Larry Mikol, Groveland, and adoring daughter Laurie Fulkerson of Newark, CA; all gave him eight grandchildren and four great grandkids and a beloved stepdaughter, Rosemarie Moscarelli of Somerset, KY. A widower, he and Shirley married in '86. Upon retiring, summered along the river, wintered on Molokai. Moving to Hawaii in '04 and fishing everyday. Enjoying their last years together on their beloved island. Stepdaughter Janice Larson of Bothell, WA , two grandsons. Known as Big Ed, he spent his life among beloved redwoods, hunting and fishing. A great cook and friend, he volunteered time in service to his community. Ed was a gentle giant. Private burial will be held at Fulkerson Cemetery within Santa Rosa's Historical Rural Cemetery. On December 4th at 12:00 noon, a celebration of his life will be held at Buck's Appaloosa, Guerneville. Join us for a BBQ organized by Tom and Sue Mobley. Raise a toast and spend the day with his grateful and loving family.



Elaine M. Tompkins

Age: 72 Years. Elaine Tompkins passed away at her Rohnert Park residence on November 17, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Paul Tompkins. Cherished mother of Paul Tompkins, Jr., Pamela Mavridis, James Tompkins, and John Tompkins all of Rohnert Park. Loving grandmother of Tabbetha, Alicia, and Angela. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Elaine was employed by Pac Bell for over 20 years in the Yellow Pages Billing Dept. A resident of Sonoma county since 1981. A Graveside Committal will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Cypress Hill Memorial Park, 430 Magnolia Ave., Petaluma. Family assisted by: PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 707-763-4131



Eleanor Hermitte

Eleanor Hermitte (nee Boland) A native of San Francisco and long-time resident of Daly City, born June 28th, 1914 passed away November 10th, 2010, age 96. Predeceased by husband Eugene Hermitte in 1990. Survived by sister Mrs. Barbara Musante. Loving mother of Joanne Heidohrn. Grandmother of Jeffrey O'Connell and his wife Catherine, and Nadine Bernica and her husband Scott. Great-grandmother of Kevin and Brian O'Connell. Survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Private family services were held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma. Donations in Eleanor's memory to the charity of your choice preferred.



Elizabeth "Jayne" Massey

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Elizabeth Carlton

Elizabeth Carlton Passed away peacefully on November 10, 2010 in Oakland, California. She was born on February 28, 1918, and was happily married to the late Jasper Carlton for 46 years. She was the loving mother of Alan Carlton, Lynn Carlton Goeddel, Marsha Carlton, and Mark Carlton, the loving grandmother of Nishanga Bliss, Sarah Chappell, Seth Roehl, and Jennifer Carlton,, and the loving great grandmother of Milo Tom, Alexander Grant, Nicholas Grant, Nina Roehl, and Nathan Roehl. She was a native Californian, graduated from, , and was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Oakland and the Sierra Club. She loved the Sierra Nevada and especially Yosemite National Park. She became an expert in California wild flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Yosemite Conservancy, 155 Montgomery St. Suite 1104, San Francisco, CA 94104 or



Elizabeth Hulsey

Elizabeth M. "Betty" Hulsey, Resident of San Mateo, Elizabeth M. Hulsey, known to one and all as "Betty," passed away peacefully on November 16 in the company of her family following a brief illness. Betty will be remembered for her sharp wit, her infectious laughter, her impeccable taste and her love of children - most of all her two grandchildren, George and Peyton., Betty was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1934 and grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her father, Douglas MacCalman, was a carpenter and a teacher. Her mother, Ann, worked full-time while raising five daughters. Betty was the eldest. She married Royce Hulsey, an attorney, in 1958, and together they had a son, Zachary., Betty and her family moved to San Mateo in 1967. They settled first in Fiesta Gardens and later purchased a home in Baywood, where she lived until her death. Betty was active in the Parent Teacher Associations at Borel Middle School and Aragon High School, including serving as PTA president at both schools., In 1976, Betty began a long and successful career as a real estate agent in San Mateo County. She worked for a succession of leading local firms, including Fox & Carskadon, Grubb & Ellis, Coldwell Banker and Cashin Company, where she worked until her death. Her last transaction went to contract the day she died., When not practicing real estate, Betty enjoyed playing bridge and, more than anything else, spending time with her grandchildren. She will be missed not only by her family but by her many colleagues in real estate, her several bridge clubs and groups and the many loyal friends she made in over 40 years in San Mateo., Betty's husband Royce preceded her in death in 1994. She is survived by her four sisters, Catherine MacCalman, Mary Smith, Jeannie Bieber and Janet Morris, all of Salt Lake City, as well as her loving son, Zach, and his wife Libby, both of Hillsborough, and their two children, George and Peyton, whom she adored., A graveside ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. on December 11, 2010, at St. John's Cemetery in San Mateo, followed at noon by a celebration of her life at the Burlingame Country Club in Hillsborough. In lieu of flowers, her family requests that donations be made in her honor to the Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation., Arrangements by Crosby-N. Gray & Co., Burlingame.



Elizabeth Torres (Featured)

Elizabeth Torres was one of four victims in the deadly gas line explosion and fire on Sept. 9, 2010 in San Bruno, Calif., For more:



Ella Nora Cowan

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Eric William Wiggins

Passed away suddenly on November 15, 2010. Dearly loved son of Bill Wiggins, Diana Bomers and step father John; dear brother of David Schissler, step brother of Jason and Chelsea Bomers; adored grandson of Kay Johnson and Clyde Wiggins; also survived by his girlfriend Alyssa Soares and her family and many friends. A native of Windsor, age 19 years. Eric was a graduate of Windsor High School and attended Santa Rosa Junior College. He enjoyed the ranch, going to the beach, snow boarding and hanging around with his friends. A Celebration of Eric's life will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Our lady of Guadalupe, 8400 Old Redwood Hwy., Windsor, with luncheon to follow at the Agatha Furth Center, (not potluck), but if you wish to bring a desert, Flan was Eric's all time favorite. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 21, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Ave, Santa Rosa. Donations in his memory may be made to the Eric Wiggins Scholarship Fund c/o Law Offices of Hans Herb, P.O. Box 970, Santa Rosa, CA 95402 or to Eric Wiggins Memorial Scholarship Fund at any Exchange Bank. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 525-3730



Erron Evans

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,



Esquibel, Sandy

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Sandy Esquibel 05/19/1961 ~ 11/17/2010 CARLSBAD -- Sandy Esquibel was born May 19, 1961 in Carlsbad, Calif. A North County resident her entire life, .....



Ethel Howard

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Eugenie Groza-Parrott

Eugenie Ivanavna Groza-Parrott Dec. 15 1909 - Nov. 15, 2010 Eugenie, the oldest daughter of the late Marfa Milenko-Groza and Ivan Ivanovich Groza, passed away peacefully on November 15, 2010 in San Francisco. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Kathryn, Arcadie and Vasik. She is survived by her sons, Ivor, his wife Susan, and Arcadie,his wife Margaret; her grandchildren Steven, Katherine, Karen, Rowena and Fiona; great-grandchildren Audra, Stephanie, Hudson, Erika, Nicholas, Naomi, Zachariah, Trevor and David; great-great grandchildren Emily, Chloe and Aidan. Her joys in life were her family, friends, travelling and cooking. She celebrated birthdays, holidays, and religious days by hosting and cooking sumptuous meals for her family and friends. Religion was a large part of her life and she volunteered much of her time and love to the Russian Orthodox Church. Eugenie was born in Harbin, Manchuria and lived there with her family. Shortly after the death of her mother in 1929, her family moved to Shanghai, China where she met William Richard Parrott. They were married on February 4, 1934 and Eugenie became the loving stepmother of William's one year old son Ivor Richard. Eugenie and William had a son Arcadie William who was born January 7, 1935. The development of World War II made living conditions in China difficult and on August 24, 1941 Eugenie evacuated the family to Australia. Her husband elected to stay in Shanghai. Upon their arrival in Sydney on October 11, 1941 Eugenie and her sons settled at the Britannic Mansions boarding house in the suburb of Mosman. Eugenie made many friends with people whose lives were similarly impacted by the war. She worked as a seamstress, volunteered at the USO and the Merchant Navy Club. She and other volunteers were presented with a civilian medal by the Governor General's wife. After the war, Eugenie was unable to reconnect with her husband. They divorced in 1946. In February 1949 she moved the family to San Francisco, California to be near to her father, sister Kathryn and brother Arcadie. This was the beginning of a very happy and long-lasting reunion. Eugenie worked for I.Magnin & Co until her retirement. She devoted her retirement time to family, friends, travelling and Church activities. Her favorite summer pastime was vacationing at the beaches in La Jolla, California with her grandchildren. Eugenie enjoyed classical music and played the piano. She proudly took her oath of U.S. citizenship on January 6, 1998. In 2005 Eugenie had a tragic accident causing partial amputation of her right leg. She endured months of rehabilitation at On-Lok Senior Care and eventually learned to walk with a prosthetic leg. Eugenie spent her last years at Age Song-Laguna Grove Care. The family wishes to express their thanks to employees of On-Lok Senior Care and Age Song-Laguna Grove Care for their extraordinary kindness that kept her in comfort. Eugenie was a wonderful, beautiful, person with a generous heart, strong willed and incedibly caring. She will leave behind a piece of her soul in each person she has touched and will live in the hearts of her family and friends forever. Funeral services will be held at Holy Virgin Cathedral, 6210 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94121. Internment will be at the Serbian Cemetery, 153; 1801 Hillside Blvd, Colma, CA 94014.




BRADLEY, FREDERICK MARTYN Frederick Martyn Bradley was born on August 14, 1933 in New Haven, Connecticut, son of Louis H. Bradley and Katherine Martyn Bradley. He grew up in Derby, Connecticut in the home where his family lived for nearly 200 years. He passed away on November 13, 2010 in San Diego, California. His huge heart gave out on him. Fred attended Drury College in Springfield, Missouri where he graduated with a B.A. in 1954. He met and married Carolie Roberts there, and they were married a wonderful 49 years. He graduated from the Yale Divinity School in 1958 and became the twenty-seventh Congregational minister on his mother's side. He received a Doctor of Ministry Degree from the San Francisco Theological Seminary. Fred was ordained at the West Avon Congregational Church in Connecticut on June 15, 1958. He went on to serve churches in Oregon, Colorado, and California, and was the Senior Minister of the Community Congregational Church of Chula Vista from 1980 to 1995. After his retirement and during their happy marriage, he and Carolie enjoyed traveling, attending sports events, and spending lots of time with family until her death in 2003. Fred married Bobbie Ball in 2007. Together they spent the next three years enjoying extensive travel, the theater, and many new friends. Fred devoted his life to the service of others. He fought for desegregation, and participated in the Selma to Montgomery March with Martin Luther King, Jr. He was a great proponent of women in the ministry, and was on the board of Planned Parenthood for years. Fred was a licensed Marriage Counselor and taught for a number of years at National University. He was involved in Rotary, the Copley YMCA, and Voices for the Children. Fred was a man of tremendous compassion and humanitarianism, someone who listened and didn't judge, who helped without any strings attached. He brought so many people together and filled the lives of others with blessings. He truly embodied unconditional love, and helped show God's love by his every action. Fred leaves behind five children and ten grandchildren from his marriage to Carolie who, along with their families, will miss him terribly: Debra, Steve, Brianna, and Cassidy Randall; Kathie, Jeff, Camden, and Alex Wicker; Cyndie, Bobby, Vinny, and Tye Ursillo; Rick, Melissa, Luke, and Graysen Bradley; and Scott, Roberta, Christopher, Camille, Colton, and Carson Bradley. He will also be missed by his wife, Bobbie Bradley, and her family: Rick and Yukari Klune, and David Parker. Fred also leaves behind two brothers and a sister on the East Coast, along with their spouses: Henry and Betty Bradley, Dr. A. Russell and Helen Ayre, and Robert Bradley. Fred/Dad/Grandpa was the nicest man we've ever known. He filled our lives with love, joy, and laughter. Few people could be as fortunate as we were to have such a wonderful person in our lives. He will be in our hearts forever. His life will be celebrated on Saturday, November 27th, at 1:00 p.m. at the Community Congregational Church of Chula Vista, 276 F St. Donations may be made to the church; to Voices for the Children, 2851 Meadow Lark Drive, San Diego, CA. 92123, in memory of Fred Bradley; or to the .



Felix Berenberg

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Ferro, Lillian Dyer

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Lillian Dyer Ferro Resident of Santa Rosa Lillian Dyer Ferro died on November 11, 2010 in Santa Rosa, CA at the age of 96. ..... 



Fleda Fern (Krone) Evans

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



Francisca Lugo "Bancha" Perez

Francisca Lugo Perez "Bancha" was preceded in death by her loving husband Alejandro D. Perez and siblings, Manuel Lugo, Minerva Carancho and Maria L. Yzeta. Francisca was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. She passed away peacefully at her home on November 12, 2010 in the company of her daughter/caregiver (Sylvia)., Born in Brownsville, Texas on June 17, 1930 to Pedro Lugo and Maria Flores, she was 80 years of age. She resided in Hanford for the past 49 years., During her youth Francisca was a very hard field worker, discipline of the hard work learned on the family home stayed with her throughout life. She enjoyed being a housewife, gardening, selling at the swap sales, dining at La Fiesta restaurant, cooking excellent meals and making tamales for the Christmas holiday. Her biggest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Francisca has left a lasting impression on the family with her funny sense of humor. She was loved by so many and those who knew her will suffer a tremendous loss., Francisca is survived by her sons; Alex Perez Jr., Hector Perez and Jesus L. Barrozo, daughters; Sanjuana L. Barrozo, Yolanda Ramirez, Sylvia Reyna, Marta Poe and Gloria Pravongviengkham, 33 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren., Visitation will be on Thursday, November 18, 2010 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with a rosary at 11:00 a.m. at Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Service. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 18, 2010 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery.



Francisco (Frank) Bautista

FRANCISCO (FRANK) BAUTISTA SEP 3, 1920 getlogo,"EM1453"Frank Bautista passed away peacefully on Nov. 12 at Doctors Medical Center. He was 90. Born in San Leandro, CA, he lived in Modesto 40 years. He was a combat, veteran, and a retired high school, , in Tracy, CA. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Kathleen Schneider Bautista, and their children, Mark Bautista, of Salinas, CA, Andrea Duke, of Modesto, Celine Bautista, of Modesto, Paula Bautista, of New York City, Sean Bautista, of Reedley, CA, Melanie McFarland, of Manhattan Beach, CA, and Lance Bautista, of Modesto; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Rosary will be held at Franklin & Downs Funeral Home, 704 12th St., Modesto, 4-7pm, Sun., Nov. 21st. Funeral Mass to be held at St. Joseph's Church, 1813 Oakdale Rd., Modesto, 9:30am, Mon., Nov. 22nd. Reception following at church hall. Burial at San Joaquin Valley Nat'l Cemetery, 32053 W. McCabe Rd., Santa Nella, 95322, 2pm. In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial donation to: Modesto Gospel Mission, 1400 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto 95354.



Frank Gairnese

Frank Gairnese, Resident of San Jose, 2/26/1963 - 11/14/2010, A lifelong resident of Willow Glen. Frank was a devoted father of Kelli and Kendyll; brother of Tony, (Laura); aunt and uncle, Margaret & Nick Hilje, grandfather of Anthony and Alaya, cousins Diane Paradiso, Marie Hilje, nieces Gina & Christina Gairnese, cousins Lia & Larry Paradiso. Frank was previously married to Carol Bianco and Kristie Foster., Frank loved sports and having fun with his family and his many friends, and was the co-owner of BG Labels and Tee's. He was a very generous man, and will be greatly missed by all his friends and family., Funeral Service will be held on 11/23/2010 at 11:00am at Chapel of Flowers 900 S. 2nd St. San Jose, CA



Frank Garcia Puerta Sr.

At his request there will be no formal services for Frank Garcia Puerta Sr., 94, of Vacaville. Mr. Puerta was born in Hawaii on Nov. 6, 1916. He passed away on the morning of Nov. 19, in Vacaville. Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233,



Franklin G. Spitzer

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Fred Franklin Davis

Fred Franklin Davis, born April 15, 1926 to Bill and Pearl Davis, in Chandler Okla., went to be with his Lord on Nov. 15, 2010, in Oxnard., Fred is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lillian Lucille, his son Fred and daughter Donna Ruth. He is also survived by two sisters, Bertha of Muskogee, Okla. and Geneva of Bakersfield, Calif. and a brother, Carl of Reno, Nev., Fred was an ordained minister for 50 years, with the Assemblies of God. He pastored churches and was a missionary to the Native Americans, but his greatest joy was his ministry to Royal Rangers-- reaching, teaching and keeping boys for the Lord Jesus Christ., Funeral services will be at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park in Camarillo on Friday, Nov. 19, at 12 noon.




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Gary Jacobson

Gary Jacobson 1941 - 2010 Gary Jacobson, 69, of Braham, MN, formerly of Bakersfield, CA, died November 15, 2010. Gary was born June 18, 1941 to parents, Theodore and Grayce (Thompson) Jacobson in Redwood Falls, MN. He served in the U.S. Army from 1961 until his discharge in 1964. Gary then graduated from Brown College and spent his radio career known as Gary Knight. He worked for KUZZ radio in Bakersfield, CA; and KHRT Christian radio in Minot, ND. Later Gary worked for American Fence and Jim's Supply in Bakersfield, CA. Gary leaves behind his children, Lelah (Scott) White of Blaine, MN, Dan (Kim) Orand of Grasston, MN Nikki (Mike) Towery and Holly Jacobson, both of Braham, MN; his former wife and longtime friend, Marilyn Scott of Braham, MN; 12 grandchildren and 2 1/2 great grandchildren; also many other relatives and friends. Gary's legacy to us all was his laughter. A Memorial Service will be held on December 4, 2010, in Grasston, MN. Condolences may be posted at, Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home (320) 396-2121



Gennaro Carmine Prete

Gennaro Carmine Prete, age 39, of Oxford, co-owner of Jerry's Auto Body in Bridge-port, died suddenly on Thursday, November 18, 2010. Born in Bridgeport on January 15, 1971, he was the son of Vivian Fabrizio Prete and Gennaro Prete of Newtown. Gennaro, known by his family and friends as Jerry, studied classical guitar at Hart School of Music. He had a passion for building and riding custom motorcycles. His motorcycles appeared in a Queen Latifah music video and television and magazine advertisements, including one for Bausch and Lomb sunglasses. In addition to his parents, survivors include a sister, LeeAnn Browett and her husband Giles of Southbury, his maternal grandmother, Susie Valente Fabrizio of Easton, a nephew, Benjamin Bernard, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was pre-deceased by his maternal grandfather, Rolando Fabrizio, and his paternal grandparents, Carmine and Rosina D'Annunziata Prete. Friends are invited to meet directly in St. Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Rd., Newtown on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 11 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial. Entombment will follow in Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport. Family and friends may call on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at The Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull. To light a virtual candle, visit us at



Georgia Askew

Georgia H. Askew, Resident of Pacifica, Georgia H. Askew passed away on Monday, November 15, 2010, at Westborough Royale Assisted Living Center. She was the only daughter of Anna E. (Dugan) and Frank P. Yavis, born in New Haven, CT on November 1, 1918. Raised in Pottsville, PA, along with one brother John J. Yavis (deceased) who flew as a B-17 Bomber Pilot in England where Mrs. Askew spent 6 months before being sent with the Signal Corp to Normandy and on to Northern France and Paris during, 1944/1945., Georgia continued to work for the U.S. Government mostly with the Department of Defense as well as Social Security Administration, Veterans Administration, the Army and the Navy. Mrs. Askew retired in 1973 from the Office of Navel Research., A resident of Pacifica since April 1954, she was a member of Good Shepherd Church, the American Legion, NARFF, Roadrunners and Coast Side Travel Club. Mrs. Askew was preceded in death by her loving husband, Lavon W. Askew who passed away in May 1962. She is survived by nieces Jane Ann Yavis, and Jodi Williamson of New Jersey, and Jean Yavis Jones of Maryland as well as cousins by marriage Carole O'Connell and extended family, also George and Georgene Muller of South San Francisco, CA., Visitation will be held at Chapel By The Sea, 801 Oceana Blvd., Pacifica, on Monday, November 22, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at which time she will be taken to Good Shepherd Church, 901 Oceana Blvd., Pacifica, for a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. followed by burial at Golden Gate National Cemetery, 1300 Sneath Lane, San Bruno, CA., Donations may be made in memory of Georgia H. Askew to: Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA, 12 Airport Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94401,, Arrangements by Chapel By The Sea Funeral Home, 801 Oceana Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044 650-355-3411



Geranio, Louis Paul

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Louis Paul Geranio, 83, of Castro Valley died Saturday, November 13th. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Elaine Geranio, daughter Karen ..... 



Gertrud J. Nicholson

GERTRUD J. NICHOLSON JUL 14, 1926 - NOV 16, 2010 Gertrud Jesina (Jessie) Nicholson was born on July 14, 1926 in Berlin, Germany. Jessie was raised during the early years of the Hitler regime. Her mother was an outspoken foe of Hitler, which cost her her life. Jessie's mother told her what to do if something was to happen to her. Coming home from school, Jessie saw Gestapo cars in front of her home. With the clothes she was wearing and small change in her pocket, she fled toward Italy. Some weeks later after scrounging food and rides at night, she finally reached her distant relative in Italy. Imagine a 14-year-old girl traveling at night and hiding days. She lived in Italy until British troops overran the Germans. She was placed in a displaced persons camp for years before going back to Germany. She learned to speak a little English while in the camp, so she was able to get a job in Berlin. She married a US soldier, who was transferred to California's Presidio. Jessie married Richard Nicholson in 1978. Jessie recently became ill and was moved to the Alexander Cohen Hospice House where she passed away on November 16, 2010. She leaves her husband, Dick, and two stepdaughters, Judy Eubank (Hall), of Modesto, and Peggy Sellers (Jerry) of West Linn, OR., and their respective families. There will be no service. In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial donation to: Community Hospice Foundation, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto Ca., 95356



Gladys J. (Pounds) Williams

Gladys was born on March 23, 1923 in Porum, Oklahoma to Jess and Mary Pounds. She passed away on November 14, 2010, in Hanford California. Gladys was a resident of Hanford for the past seven years., She is preceded in death by her husband Dale Williams., Gladys is survived by her two sons, Dale Williams of Roseburg, Oklahoma and David Williams of Hanford California; her daughter, Wanda Waddell of Salem, Oregon and as well as her nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and her only brother, Jess Pounds., A Visitation will be held on November 20, 2010 from 9 -11 a.m. with the Funeral Service to follow directly after on November 20, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Page Funeral Chapel, Selma, California., Arrangements are under the direction of Page Funeral Chapel in Selma.



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Gordon Phillip Hadley

Gordon Phillip Hadley, 79, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 in Westlake Village. He was born in Wheaton, Ill., on July 27, 1931; married Helen Mae Gustafson on Sept. 4, 1952 in Long Beach., Gordon is survived by his wife, Helen; his daughter, Barbara (Guy) Spagnoli of Sandy, Utah; his daughter, Carol (Timothy) Stephens and his grandchildren, Megan and Jake Stephens of Westlake Village., A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 26 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, Fireside Lounge, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village, CA 91361., In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village. He will be greatly missed by his family and all that knew him. Online condolences can be conveyed at



Gracie Jane Wehunt

Gracie Jane Wehunt 1913 - 2010 Gracie Jane Wehunt, age 97, passed away peacefully November 18, 2010 and has joined her husband Aubrey in the Kingdom of Heaven. Gracie was born in Oklahoma, March 18, 1913 and spent most of her life in Bakersfield, CA. Gracie enjoyed gardening, working her puzzles, quilting, crocheting, spending time with her family, and most of all, reading her Bible. All of those whose lives she touched will fondly remember Gracie for her generosity, kindness and unconditional love. Her life will be lovingly remembered by her family: Ruby and John Burden, Reba and Don Reading, Ruth and Charles Burden, Jack Wehunt, James Wehunt, Jerry and Barbara Wehunt; over 20 grandchildren, over 40 great grandchildren, and several great great grandchildren. Gracie will also be reunited with her sons, Boyd & Johnny Dean in the Kingdom of Heaven. "For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." 2 Corinthians 5:1. Visitation will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary, 9101 Kern Canyon Rd., Bakersfield, CA 93306 on Sunday from 3-8 p.m., and a memorial celebration of her life will be on Monday at 2:00 p.m.



Gregory Harold Bullis (Featured)

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Guy DiBianca

Born in Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 21, 1952, to Peter and Thelma DiBianca, Guy was a loving and respectable man with a heart to help others who served his country with honor and integrity. He attended Pepperdine University and used his knowledge and passion to achieve success in his life. He was a wonderful provider and wanted the best for his family., Debbie and Guy met at Pertec in Chatsworth and married in June 1982. They resided in Chatsworth before moving to Simi Valley where they raised their family for over 20 years. They were members of Trinity Lutheran Church where they served the needs of the church community in various capacities. He left this life with grace, courage and selflessness and placed his trust in God., Guy is survived by his wife, Debbie; daughter, Petrina; son, Johnathan; son-in-law, Wesley; granddaughter, Zoe; his mother, Thelma; sisters, Rosalie and Paula; brother, Salvatore; and many in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who loved him. Guy will be missed by all whose lives he touched. We trust he is in the eternal hands of our Lord and Savior and in this we rejoice., Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 22 at Gates, Kingsley, Gates Memorial at 6909 Canoga Ave., Canoga Park. Burial services will follow immediately after at Oakwood Memorial Park in Chatsworth.



Halbert, Eleanor

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Eleanor M. Halbert Mar. 6, 1920 - Nov. 16, 2010 Resident of San Leandro We were blessed to have her for 90 years. Eleanor ..... 



Hanelt, Kyle Anthony

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

In Loving Memory of Kyle Anthony Hanelt "Boo" Apr. 22, 1992 - Nov. 21, 2001 Guardian Angel from heaven so bright, watching beside us .....



Hantz, Caren W.

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Caren W. Hantz Aug. 22, 1952 - Nov. 17, 2010 Resident of Fremont Caren Wynema Hantz was born Caren Wynema Sargent in Cushing, Oklahoma. .....



Harold W. Ray

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,,



Harvey Greenberg

Greenberg, Harvey May 22, 1937 - November 17, 2010 Harvey passed away peacefully in his sleep at home early in the morning of November 17th, having gone through a number of procedures in the hospital the previous week. Harvey is survived by Norma, his loving wife of 52 years; children Barry (wife Joni), Warren, and Heather Frank (husband Bill); grandchildren Bradley (22 years), Jamie (20 years), Madison (2 years), and Dylan (6 mo). Funeral services will be held at 10am Sunday November 21st at Groman Eden Mortuary, 11500 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills, CA 91245. In lieu of flowers Harvey would have greatly appreciated donations to either of the following charities: Tribute Fund - Jerry S. Greenberg, American Jewish University, 15600 Mulholland Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90077 (A college scholarship fund which Harvey and Norma set-up to honor the memory of his older brother who passed away at 54 years old.) City of Hope - National Office Products Industry, 1055 Whilshire Blvd. #1200, Los Angeles, CA 90017 (Harvey had been involved in fund raising for over 20 years).



Helen Schaaff

On Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, Helen Schaaff went to be with the Lord., She was born in Hartsville, S.C., on Dec. 12, 1924. In 1953 she met and married Donald Schaaff. The two of them met at the U.S. Geological Survey in Washington, D.C., where the both of them worked. They were married for 56 years., The family moved to Simi Valley in 1962. Helen was active in local politics during the late 1960s and early 1970s. She served on the very first planning commission in Simi Valley after the city was incorporated. She later worked for Simi Valley Unified School District for about 10 years. Helen loved camping, and she loved spending time with her grandchildren. Later in life she took art lessons and became quite an artist., Helen is survived by her husband, Don; her brother, Charles Tyner; her children, Warren, Bill, Mike and Tricia., Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 22 at Stone Bridge Community Church, 4832 Cochran St., Simi Valley.



Henry "Hank" Gross

58 years. "Dedicated, Compassionate, Respectful" Passed away November 9, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born March 7, 1952 to Gilbert and Anna Gross. Raised on Long Island, New York. Hank worked in the mental health field and dedicated his life to helping others. He enjoyed cooking, loved sports and his dog Jack. Predeceased by his parents and his older brother David, he is survived by his beloved daughter, Rachael; ex-wife Wendy Klain Gross; sister, Marcia (John) Paternoster; brother Robert (Kristie) Gross; nephews and nieces Ronald Paternoster, Katherine (Kyle) Wahlstrom, Adrienne (Derek) Padden, and Hannah (Chris) Robbins, Matilda (Omar) Cabrera, Sarah Gross and Jacob Gross; a grand niece, many grand nephews; good friend Rita Nevins and her family. He will be missed by many. The Family wishes to express their gratitude to Creekside for the loving care given to Hank during his last few days. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service November 27, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at LAFFERTY & SMITH COLONIAL CHAPEL, 4321 Sonoma Hwy., Santa Rosa. Memorial Donations may be made in Hank's memory to Orenda Center, 1430 Neotomas Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95405.



Henry Fong

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Henry, Otis L.

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Otis L. Henry July 27, 1920 - Nov. 14, 2010 Resident of Oakland Otis L. Henry, born in Urbana, Arkansas, the loving husband of ..... 



Herb Richards (Featured)

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Herbert Bullock

1929 - 2010, A private family service will be held for Herbert Marty M. Bullock, 81, who died suddenly at his home in Minden on Nov. 7, 2010., Born Sept. 5, 1929, in Los Angeles, Mr. Bullock grew up in Glendale. He attended Hoover High School where he was student body president, Boys League president, and Leadership of Cabinet. He loved sports and played football, basketball, baseball and ran track. He served in the National Guard until he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1952 where he was an intelligence photo and radar officer. He retired after attaining the rank of captain. He graduated from UCLA Law School with a bachelor of arts degree in history., He was surfing at Mission Beach when he met his future wife, Susan, an Omaha, Neb., resident who was visiting her sister. The couple engaged in a long-distance relationship for four years until 1956, when they married., He started out as a stockbroker in Los Angeles and the couple moved to Ventura in 1957 where he was an investment counselor. In 1987, he moved to Gardnerville where he continued working as an investment advisor until his death., He loved games, following the horses, reading, and was a prolific letter-writer. He mastered wilderness survival training at age 60, won the World Horse Handicapping Tournament and World Blackjack Tournament in Las Vegas, and solved the daily crossword puzzle in pen., He was preceded in death by his parents., He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Susan; daughters, Debra (Jay) Shelton, Amy (Dennis) Christian, Jennifer Taylor; grandchildren, Kyle, Josie, Savanah, Hunter, Jasmine, Holden and Riley., Memorial donations may be made to Wells Fargo Bank, account number 3013866219 for the education of the two children in Mrs. Bullocks care.



Hernandez, Arthur E.

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Arthur E. Hernandez Aug. 31, 1953 - Nov. 13, 2010 Resident of San Leandro Arthur E. Hernandez passed away suddenly this past Saturday, November ..... 



Hilden, Brian Michael

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Brian Michael Hilden, 41 TEMECULA -- Brian Michael Hilden passed into the heavens above on Sunday, November 14, 2010, in Temecula, California. Brian is ..... 



Hill, Gary Curtis

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Gary Curtis Hill, 66 OCEANSIDE -- Gary Hill passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2010 in Oceanside, Calif. He was born August 3, 1944 .....



Hillis L. "Mike" Chase

Hillis L. (Mike) Chase passed away November 9, 2010 at the age of 87 years. Hillis was born March 10, 1923 to Florence Strickland and Walter S. Chase in Laurens, Iowa. He grew up there during the Great Depression, graduating from Laurens High School. Hillis served in the, from Jan. 1942 to Dec. 1945 and fought in many battles in the South Pacific, including, Eniwetok, Saipan, Western Pacific Campaign, Guam, Tinian, Tarawa, Peleliu, Babelthop, Iwo Jima and Guadalcanal. He was very proud to be a marine and to serve his country but never talked about it until about 1990 and then not very often. He was a mason and a lifetime member of the, In 1947 he met Mary Louise Chesbro, the love of his life, in Carmel Valley and they were married July 1, 1948. Over a span of time they have five wonderful children, Kathryn, Dan, Margaret, Christine and Jeff., Hillis was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Darwin, Jerry and sister Jolene., Most of his working life was in Avenal for Coast Counties Water and then Avenal Water Company. All the children were born while living there, the three oldest graduating from Avenal High. Later the family moved to Hanford where he worked for Acme Paving on heavy equipment and Christine and Jeff graduated from Hanford High., He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Lou; his children, Kathryn (Abel) Camarena, Dan (Joyce) Chase, Margaret (Clint) Houge, Christine Adams and Jeff Chase, nine grandchildren and 13 (soon to be 14) great grands. We all loved him and miss him very much., Hillis loved his children, took them out in the country to heart the coyotes (woke the neighbors when they spilled out of the car at 6 a.m., howling like the coyotes), taught them to ride horses, camped in the mountains, traveled to fun places and, most of all, enjoyed the raucous Pedro games with family. He often outbid us all on almost nothing in his hand and made it., "As one life ends, another begins…three days before I give birth to our third child, my Grandpa Chase passed away. I didn't get to see him as often as I would have liked, but will hold in my heart the times I had with him. I was blessed to have him as a grandpa and was so glad he got to meet my son and my husband before he passed away…." Elaan (Mrs. Caleb) Sunderland, granddaughter, Paradise Valley, AB Canada., A military service will be held at the San Joaquin National Cemetery in Santa Nella, California, November 29, 2010 at 12:30 p.m., Memorial may be sent to the Hanford Library, First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, or the charity of your choice., Condolences may be made at, Arrangements are under the direction of People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, Ca 93230 (559) 584-5591.



Honofre Mendoza

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Howard Hobson

Lifelong (Dec. 13, 1931) Santa Paula resident Howard Hobson passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 16, 2010., Graduating in 1950 from Santa Paula Union High School where he was the senior class president, Howard attended Ventura College before serving in the Air Force for four years. His early love of flying was evidenced when he would sometimes skip school from Isbell to go flying at the Santa Paula airport. Upon returning home from military duty, Howard graduated from Los Angeles State College and began his career in law enforcement as a policeman with the Santa Paula Police Department. He stayed in law enforcement with his transfer to the State of California as a parole agent serving the communities of Bakersfield, San Fernando, Santa Barbara and Oxnard., Upon his retirement from the State, Howard began his final career, and the one he truly loved, as a cattle and citrus rancher., Howard was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Eddie Hobson, and his sister, Thelma Bohl., He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann, and daughter, Deann of Santa Paula; daughter and son-in-law, Stacey and Luther Gregory and grandchildren Andrew, Katelyn, Jessica and Abigale of Caldwell, Idaho., In lieu of flowers please send donations to your favorite charity., A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 22 at Santa Paula Cemetery., Arrangements under the direction of Skillin Carroll Mortuary, 525-3391.



I. Roy Coats

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Ian Griott

IAN JAMES GRIOTT Was born Nov. 05, 1996 in Riverside, CA and passed away on Nov. 10, 2010. A Jurupa Middle School eight grader, Ian amazed others with his Rubic\'s cube (solved in 1 min., 12 sec. behind his head), running, surfing and swimming. He mastered spelling on first sight if not by merely hearing words. He participated in cross country and aspired to compete in the Olympics and become the "fastest man on earth". Liked, loved and admired by family, classmates, school facility and religious education teachers, to countless people within his community he was known as that boy with the big smile who waved to everybody as he ran through their neighborhood. Ian is survived by his father, Richard Griott, II; his sisters, Erin Griott and Katalina Magyar; brother, Jozsef Magyar; grandparents, Richard and Dorothy Griott; aunts, Diane Griott, Teri Sally, Sue O\'Donnell; uncles, Joseph O\'Donnell, Nick Sally, and cousins Sarah and Elizabeth Glass, Claire, Anthony, Mary, Patrick and Anna O\'Donnell, and cat Marg. Rubidoux Mortuary will host rosary and viewing Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, 2-4:00pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrate Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, 10:00am at St. Catherine\'s of Alexandria, 7025 Brockton Ave., Riverside, CA, followed by reception at the church hall. A private interment will be held at a later date. The family is asking that donations be submitted to Rubidoux Mortuary to assist with funeral expenses in lieu of flowers.



Imogene Martin

Imogene Thomas Martin passed away on Nov, 16, at UC Davis Medical Center after a severe heart attack. Born in Lebanon, Indiana to Joseph and Olive Thomas, Imogene married Merl Martin, the local war hero, in Rockville, Indiana in 1944. She enjoyed the life of a military wife, living in Indiana, Texas, Japan and California. She spent most of her working life as a school secretary for the Vacaville and Pioneer school districts. She particularly enjoyed "training" the various principals with whom she worked., Imogene was predeceased by her parents, loving husband Merl and brothers Joseph and Robert. She is survived by her twin sister Inez of Tuscon, Ariz.; sister Lucille of Westchester, Ohio; daughter Lynn Recknagel (Tom) of Fairfield, Calif.; son Sam Martin, grandson Carl Lafreniere and great-grandson Michael Lafreniere, all of Vacaville, Calif.; grandson Shayne Recknagel of Eugene, Ore.; granddaughter Cristen Malia (Gavin) and great-grandsons Seamus and Cooper Malia, all of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; plus many cousins, nieces and nephews., Some of Imy,s favorite pastimes over the years included softball, bowling and bridge. She was very devoted to her twin sister Inez and loved celebrating their birthdays together, with Imy often commenting on being "the youngest" twin and the "left-handed one." A long-time Giants fan, she spent many enjoyable hours watching the games with her son Sam and was able to cheer her team on as they won the World Series. Go Giants!, A private service is planned with the family. In lieu of flowers, friends may wish to donate to Meals on Wheels of Solano County, 95 Marina Center, Suisun City, Calif., 94585.,



Irene Castaneda

Our beloved sister and friend, Irene (Winnie) Castaneda, passed away peacefully on Nov. 14, 2010, with her family at her side. She is now free of pain., She was born Jan. 3, 1944, in El Paso, Texas, to Magdalena and Stanley Castaneda. Winnie attended school in Texas, moving to Oxnard in 1959. She graduated from Oxnard High School in 1964 and Ventura College in 1972. Irene's first job was with the Bob Jones Ranch as a bookkeeper, then on to Gemco and Montgomery Wards. In 1970, Winnie went to work for the County of Ventura in Public Health Care and retired in 1993., In 1974, she was in a major automobile accident that changed the rest of her life. She spent two years recovering before returning to public health care, that she held dear to her heart., Volunteering was a main focus in Irene's life. She served on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Ventura County, United Way, St. John's Auxiliary (twice President) and numerous churches and school programs. She had a love of sports, especially football and basketball. In recent years, her favorite pastime was an evening out, playing Bingo or with family and friends at a restaurant. Her pet dogs, Jack-O-Rue and Bear, were near and dear to her heart. Irene was a person who walked softly through life, always had a smile and spoke kindly, with the highest regard for everyone who touched her life., Preceding Irene in death were her mother, Magdalena; father, Stanley; and nephew, Brandon., She is survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank and Diane of Ventura, Stanley and Bobbie, Ray and Martha; brothers, Ruben and Bobby; sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Rob; and sister, Yolanda all of Oxnard. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and many dear friends, especially Wendy Rodriquez, Cheryl Lechene and Sandy Lyle., The family wishes to express their most sincere thanks, to all who cared for our sister at St. John's Hospital over the many years. And a special, "Thank You" to doctors and nursing staff, who most recently cared for Winnie., Visitation will take place 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, at the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura. Rosary will begin at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will take place 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at the San Buenaventura Mission with The Reverend Steve Davoren officiating. Burial will take place at Santa Clara Cemetery, Oxnard, on Saturday, Nov. 27 at 11 a.m., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John's Auxiliary and the ., Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, Ventura. Condolences may be left at



Irmgard Schories

Irmgard (Oma) Schories, Resident of San Jose, Born May 12, 1933 in Gilgenburg, Germany to Erika Brueckner and David Kienert, died on November 11, 2010 at San Jose Medical Center in San Jose., Irmgard spent the early part of her life in Germany, where she met and married Gunter Sendig. They and their two sons, Siegfried and Friedrich, moved to San Jose in 1967. Gunter passed away the year after their move. In 1975 she met and married Kurt Schories. Although they were divorced many years later, they remained close friends., Irmgard had a strong love for her sons and their children. She enjoyed sharing stories about the adventures of her early life and of her life as a loving grandmother., She is survived by her son Zig and daughter-in-law Judy, her son Fred and daughter-in-law Dori, her grandchildren Kristen, Christopher, Sarah, and Deanna, her sister Hildegard, her four great-grandchildren, and her niece and nephew., Friends are invited to funeral services to be held Wednesday, November 24, at 10:30 am, at Lima Family Mortuary, 466 N. Winchester Blvd., Santa Clara. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to those causes that are important to you.




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RUANE, JAMES C. (CHUCK) Oct. 8, 1933 to Nov. 4, 2010 IN HONOR OF We are very proud of our brother's life and many accomplish- ments -- Goodall Bus Line, Grayline Bus, years with La Mesa Rotary, and much more. You will be greatly missed by your brother Fred Ruane of San Diego, and your sisters from Lake Havasu, Leona Bradfield and Thecla St. Claire.




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Joanne V. Hirabayashi (1928-2010) A dedicated community activist, Joanne Hirabayashi (nee Vanderburg), worked tirelessly over the last twenty years for animal welfare, sustainable agriculture, extension education programs, and the environment with its flora and fauna, in order to promote and ensure the health and quality of her adopted community of the Bear Paw. Most recently, Joanne served as Chair of the Selkirk Conservation Alliance, an organization utilizing the best available science to support policy direction for a wide range of conservation initiatives. Joanne was born to Rose and Clarence Leo Vanderburg on July 28, 1928 in Seattle WA, where she and her older brother David spent their youth. She attended the, earning her bachelor's and master's degrees in Anthropology. Based on her research, she published an article on Chilkat weaving that has been cited by noted anthropologists. After graduation, Joanne married her college sweetheart, James Hirabayashi, and accompanied him to Japan for his Fulbright year. In 1958, after Jim finished his coursework at, , the family went to San Francisco with their two children. Facing housing discrimination in SF they moved north, intending to provide their children with a good education in the reputable school district in Mill Valley. Following a divorce in 1962, Joanne earned a second master's degree in Library Science from the University of California at Berkeley and returned to work as a junior high school librarian. Joanne dedicated herself to inspiring children with her love for reading. At the peak of her career, Joanne became the Coordinating Librarian for the Novato School District. During that period, she also served on the review committee of the prestigious Newberry Children's Book Award. Upon retiring in 1992, Joanne pursued her dedication to the environment and animals and moved from Mill Valley to 160 acres she called the Bear Paw, just outside Priest River, Idaho. There, in her custom-built home, she enjoyed her well-earned retirement and her love of reading and music. She gardened, walked through the woods with the dogs, and rode her horses. She created an ecologically sound, pleasant household for her family, friends, and local wildlife. Joanne's legacy lies in her work in promoting education and a love for books in her earlier years, and later added her love for the environment. Her personal legacy lives on in her two children, both of whom earned their Ph.Ds with her encouragement and support. Joanne was an independent and vital individual. Thankfully she enjoyed her beloved Bear Paw for many years, and lived vitally and meaningfully until she died on November 13, 2010. She is survived by her children, Lane and Jan; their respective spouses, Marilyn and Steve; her nephew and niece, Brian and Lori; her dogs; her horses; and, the countless friends whose lives she touched. They all bear a profound love and gratitude for this exceptional woman. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials in her name be made to Selkirk Conservation Alliance; PO Box 1809; Priest River, ID; 83856 or Priest River Animal Rescue; PO Box 1626; Priest River, ID, 83856.




BALISTRIERI, JOSEPH D. Joseph Balistrieri was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on February 6, 1926. He passed away peacefully in his home in San Diego on November 17, 2010. Joseph is survived by his wife Victoria of 60 years, his daughter Florence, her husband Jerry Allen, his son Peter, his wife Caroline Balistrieri and his granddaughter Alexis Balistrieri all of San Diego. Rosary and Mass will be on Tuesday, November 23rd, at 10 a.m. at St. Didacus Catholic Church, 4772 Felton St., San Diego 92116. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Horizon Hospice, 10353 Poway Rd., Suite A, Poway, CA 92064.




BANKOVICH, JOSEPH FRANCIS June 14, 1920 to Nov. 17, 2010 Joseph Francis Bankovich, 92, of Oceanside passed away Wednesday, November 17, 2010 in Oceanside. He was born June 14, 1920 in McMechen, W. Virginia and has lived in Oceanside since 1964. Mr. Bankovich served as a Machinist's Mate Second Class in the, during, . He later became a Certified Professional Mechanical Engineer and went to work for Southern California Edison. With Edison, he was one of nine CEOs sent to the East Coast to be especially trained to open and operate the Edison San Onofre Nuclear Generating Plant. He received the National Safety Award two years in a row and was a member of the California Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. Mr. Bankovich is survived by his wife of 64 years, Bonnie Bankovich and sons, Gregory and Stephen Bankovich. Visitation will be Monday, November 22, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 609 Pier View Way, Oceanside, California 92054. Interment with military honors will be held at Riverside National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Allen Brothers Mortuary, Vista Chapel. (760) 726-2555.




MILES, JUANITA After 62 years of marriage, it is impossible to picture one without the other. Juanita went peacefully at home with her family by her side on November 17th. Juanita was born in Garrett, Kentucky, to John and Mattie Vaughn on January 27, 1918. She got her education in Kentucky and West Virginia. She then moved to San Diego in the mid '40s and worked at Convair. She met and married Kenneth in 1948. They had one daughter, Karen. Juanita was a 32-year member of the Singing Hills Golf Club and the Elks Hit and Miss Golf Club. She loved the sport and shot a hole-in-one on two occasions. Survivors include her loving husband, Kenneth; daughter Karen Perry (Hubert); granddaughter, Kara McAtee (Tim); grandson Jason Knoll (Cynthia); and five great-grandchildren. A private service will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to San Diego Hospice at 4311 3rd Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103.



Jack Goodwin

"Home at Last" Grateful thanks to caring friends who expressed concern for Jack''s sudden passing of a massive heart attack, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at home in Nevada with his wife, Marianne Nevling, at his side. Jack found joy in bringing them to beauty, health and a serving community with many caring loving friends. Their home in Carson City was an area where Jack lived, worked and hiked some 20 years ago. He will be remembered as gentle, kind and friendly. A celebration of his life was held at both family''s homes, and Jack was honored on Veterans Day at their Clubhouse. A chapel memorial was held at the Reno Veterans Hospital, to where donations can be mailed in Jack''s honor c/o Chaplain Conway, Reno Veterans Hospital, Reno NV 89502.



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James (Dick) Miller

The family of James (Dick) Miller is sad to announce his passing on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at his home in Ojai. His loving family was with him at the time of his death at age 97., Our father was born in Mt. Solon, Virginia on September 20, 1913. He and our mother, Lucille were married on February 16, 1934 in Wellsburg, West Virginia. They lived the early part of their life together in Akron, Ohio where he worked 12 years for the Firestone Tire Company. They had three children while in Ohio; Barbara, David and Linda., Mom and dad never enjoyed the bitter cold winters in Ohio so in 1945 they bought a 30 foot travel trailer and hooked it up to a 1939 Oldsmobile and headed west to California to begin a new adventure. Upon arriving in California, they stopped in Ventura on their journey north, for what was to be a few days of getting caught up to rest. They soon realized how much they loved Ventura County and decided to stay., Our father bought a dump truck and delivered sand and material to the new Matilija Dam that was being built in the mountains above Ojai. He fell in love with the Ojai Valley and bought a half acre of land in the Mira Monte area in 1948 to build a home. Over the next few years they had two more children, Mike and Becky. Our father then began building our concrete block home. He did all the work himself, one block at a time. It took 10 years to complete. Our father later worked for the IBEW Electrical Union in Ventura for 25 years and for the County of Ventura's Flood Control for 10 more years., Our father's passion was his antique cars. He was a "Ford Man" through and through and had an oversized picture of Henry Ford framed and hanging in his garage. He loved restoring antique cars and proudly drove his decorated 1930 Deluxe Roadster in many of the Ojai and Ventura parades with the Model 'A' Club. He was usually leading the pack with American flags in the front of the car and grandkids in the rumble seat. He and our mother also enjoyed hooking up his vintage, 'teardrop' trailer to his 1939 Ford Deluxe Coupe to take a day trip to Lake Casitas for a picnic. He always drew a crowd of people who would stop to take pictures and share 'car' stories. He loved to visit with everyone and had a remarkable memory when it came to automotive memorabilia. Our parents also had a larger travel trailer that they enjoyed taking on longer trips into the sierras to camp and fish., Our father was an avid collector of vintage automotive hub caps, the small screw on type, and he belonged to the National 'Hubcapers Club'. He made many lifelong friends in this club. His collection is one of the largest in the nation at over 1,000 hubcaps, all lovingly restored. Our father was a member of the Ventura County Model A Club of America for over 20 years; the V-8 Ford Club; and a member of the Model 'A' Restorer's Club for 35 years. He accumulated an impressive collection of automobile license plates, some from as early as 1914 and from nearly 50 states., When not working on cars, our father enjoyed restoring furniture, doing his daily crossword puzzles which he always finished. He could fix just about anything and would bring things home from a garage sale and make them better than new.. He loved being in his chair in the evening watching Jeopardy with his cat, 'Baby' sitting on him., Our father gave us a wonderful family life and will be truly missed by his wife Lucille. They were married for 76 years. Other survivors include his sister, Ruby of Akron, Ohio; daughter Barbara McCary of San Clemente; her children, Cynthia of Huntington Beach and Brent of Rancho Santa Margarita; daughter Linda (Dick) Frazier of Oak View; their children, Brandon and Jason of Ventura and Joel of Oak View; son Mike (Karen) Miller of Ventura, and their children, Joie and Monika of Ventura; daughter Becky (Mark) McClain of Orange and their children, Jorden of Ladera Ranch; Heather of Corona del Mar and Nicole of Walnut Creek; Sandy Miller (our brother David's second wife) of Oxnard; grandchildren, Sonja and Gene from Georgetown, Calif., and Mike from Northern Calif., the children of our late brother David who preceded our father in death along with grandson Brian who passed away in 1993. Our parents are blessed with 22 great-grandchildren., The family will be having a memorial service on Sunday, November 21 at 2 p.m. at the Girl Scout Center on Sulpher Mountain Road. Everyone that knew our father is welcome to come and share a story or two., Our family would like to acknowledge the special women of hospice and the Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association that made our father and the whole family so comfortable during this difficult time. He was able to spend his final days in the home that he built and have all of his family around him and that was very special to all of us., The family wishes donations be made to Little House in Ojai in lieu of flowers.



James Coleman

James ("Jim") Francis Coleman Feb. 5, 1928 - Nov. 5, 2010 Jim Coleman was released from the confusion and struggles of advanced Alzheimer's disease when he passed away peacefully in his sleep on the 5th of November from complications of pneumonia. His family and friends hope he is once again free to roam the wide expanses of his creative mind, designing his next project, appreciating the aesthetics of art and architecture, and perhaps raising a glass or two with old friends and entertaining them with a few one-liners. Jim leaves behind a loving family and numerous friends. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Lupe, his daughter, Micki, his son, Packy, three grandchildren, Paige, Dillon, and Tia, a nephew, Gary Merritt, as well as the rest of his family in California, New York, and Australia. Jim was born in Sydney, Australia and moved to San Francisco as a child. He graduated from Lick-Wilmerding High School and the California School of Fine Arts. He received his teaching credential from San Francisco State College, and his master's degree from University of San Francisco. He spent thirty years teaching in the San Francisco Unified School District, first sharing his interests as an art and English teacher, then as a Work Experience Coordinator at various high schools. He retired in 1980 as the Project Manager of the Youth Work Experience Program, serving as a mentor for kids as they developed the skills to enter the working world. Jim had a life-long interest in Mexican Art. His grandest project was his house, which he designed and worked on for over forty years, doing everything from pouring the cement foundations, framing the walls, and creating the elaborate woodwork which adorns the house. He had many opinions, especially about San Francisco politics and the 49ers, which he was always willing to share with anyone. He loved to hike, meandering the trails around Marin, and spending many happy Christmases in Yosemite trudging in the snow with his family. There will be a memorial service in his honor on Monday, December the 6th at 11:00 a.m. at Fernwood Funeral Home, 310 Tennessee Valley Road, Mill Valley, with a reception following at The Outdoor Art Club, One West Blithedale Avenue, Mill Valley. The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff of Kaiser Hospital in Terra Linda, Hospice BY The Bay, and the, for their care and support. In lieu of flowers, Jim would have very much appreciated donations be made to Hospice By The Bay, 17 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Larkspur CA 94039 or to the



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James Henry "Jim" Louchen

In Loving Memory, James "Jim" Henry Louchen, 1/30/1959 - 11/10/2010, James "Jim" Henry Louchen passed away November 10, 2010 at his home in Auburn, Calif., after his battle with cancer., Jim was born January 30, 1959 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He and his family later moved to Foresthill, Calif., where he attended Foresthill Elementary School and Placer High School. He later moved to Auburn where he worked for the last 18 years at Auburn Tire. Jim loved 4-wheeling, camping, hunting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. Most of all Jim loved spending time with his two beautiful grandsons., Jim is preceded in death by his mother Ivo Louchen and his father Joseph Louchen. He is survived by his wife of 21 years Debbie Erickson, two step-sons Jason (Theanne) Gruhlke of Foresthill, Chris Erickson of Auburn, three sisters Sharon (Tony) of Loomis, Jolene of Grass Valley, Carol (Gabriel) of Foresthill, aunt, uncles, and numerous nieces and nephews. Our lives were better for all who knew him. He will be missed by many and loved by all., Memorial Services will be held November 27, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Foresthill. A potluck will immediately follow. "Live on rockhound", Arrangements are in the care of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary in Grass Valley.



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Janet R. Lazzaro

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.



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Jerome DeFilippo Sr.

Jerome A. DeFilippo Sr. Jan. 20, 1943 -Nov. 17, 2010 Passed away peacefully from lung cancer, with his loving family at his side. He was preceded in death by his parents Jerome G. and Dorothy DeFilippo and his loyal labrador Rosie. He is survived by his best friend and former wife Jean DeFilippo, his son Jerome A. DeFilippo Jr. (Debbie) and his daughter Gina DeFilippo; his three grandsons Joseph and Michael DeFilippo and Steven Orengo, who idolized their grandpa. He is also survived by his sister Maryanne Roger and his niece Jennifer Roger. Jerry joined the SFPD in 1970 and, after 27 years, retired as a Captain in 1997. He was known for his love of vintage vehicles and spent every day of his retirement working on and refurbishing his cars. He was also an avid 49er and Notre Dame football fan. Friends may visit Monday after 5:00pm and are invited to attend the Vigil Service Monday 7:00pm at DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY, 500 Westlake Ave., Daly City. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday 10:00am at St. Cecilia Church, 17th & Vicente, SF. Committal Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.



Jerome Joseph Feagan

Jerome Joseph Feagan was born in St. Louis, Missouri on May 16, 1928. Jerome spent his pre-school years at St. Ann's Infant Home, sponsored by the Daughters of Charity and continued his schooling through high school with the Franciscan Sisters and Oblate Fathers. After completing high school Jerome went to St. Mary's Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he worked for over 30 years operating the elevator at the Hospital. In 1983 Jerome retired and came to St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles to live near the Daughters of Charity. Jerome had a passion for photography. He attended many Hospital and Diocesan events where he enjoyed taking pictures of friends. He was an avid reader and was interested in politics and religion. He was a devout Catholic, a daily communicant and traveled by bus to go to confession every Saturday. Jerome's simplicity and friendly affect made him beloved by all who met him. He was quite deaf although a hearing aid made him able to communicate if the speaker spoke loudly and slowly. A simple man, Jerome asked for nothing and he gave his best to stranger and friend. He was thrilled to be able to plan his funeral and interment at Our Lady Queen of the Angel's Cathedral in Los Angeles. On November 16, 2010, without struggle or suffering, Jerome closed his eyes and went home to God. Free at last from the physical limitations that held him back from the time of his birth , Jerome is at rest. Though our hearts are heavy with the loss of our friend, we rejoice in his entrance into Eternal Life. There will be a Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012, at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 with Cardinal Roger Mahony celebrating the Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 2100 S. Western Ave., San Pedro, CA 90732. Callanan & Woods Scovern Mortuary (818) 242-0258



Jerry Coleman

JERRY COLEMAN FEB 5, 1925 - NOV 17, 2010 Jerry Coleman passed away on Nov. 17 at Doctors Medical Center. He was 85. Born in Aurora, Colorado, he has resided in Modesto for the last 20 years. He served in the China/Burma/India campaign in the U.S. Air Force in, . He retired from the City and County of San Francisco as a Track Supervisor for Muni Railway. He was preceded in death by his sister Binny, in March of this year. He is survived by his wife Rosalind; brother Bryce; and nieces, Debbie Jean MacDonald and Judy Ferrari; and nephew Denny Ferrari. Visitation will be Monday, Nov. 22 from 12 to 1:30 PM at Eaton Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at Ceres Memorial Park at 2:30 PM.



John Anthony Canciamilla

John Anthony Canciamilla, 88, of Fairfield, Calif., died on Saturday, Nov. 13, at Kaiser Hospital in Vacaville., He was born on May 6, 1922, in San Jose, Calif., Arrangements are by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 425-4697, 1850 W. Texas St.,,



John Bruno Martinez

John Johnny Bruno Martinez, age 44, passed away suddenly on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 in Oxnard. He was born April 6, 1966 in San Diego. John grew up in Ventura and lived in Ojai, Ventura and Oxnard., John is survived by his son, Ezequiel Zeke Destin Martinez, his sons mother, April Pendley, and her daughter, Cierra Hall. He leaves cherished memories to his mother, Emily Martinez, his sisters, Dianne Martin and Judy (Bryan) Webber, and brother, George Martinez. He is also survived by his niece, Cristina Rivera, nephew, Michael Martinez and his tribal brother, Dave Cordova., He was preceded in death by his father, Ezequiel Martinez., John is under the care and direction of Reardon Family Mortuary in Ventura. Services will be private., Indian serenity prayer, God, grant me the strength of eagle wings, the faith and courage to fly to new heights, and the wisdom to rely on His spirit to carry me there.



John Summers

John (Jack) Warren Summers, Resident of Los Altos, Entered into rest in Sunnyvale on November 13 2010 at the age of 86. He was born in California in 1924 and spent most of his youth in Santa Cruz during the depression and graduated from Santa Cruz High School before serving in the 42nd Rainbow division in, in Europe serving as a radio operator. John went to many of the army reunions through the years. He attended San Jose State and Stanford Universities and earned his degree in electrical engineering., John married in 1956 and settled in Los Altos where he raised his family while working in the electronics industry in the early days of silicon valley., John enjoyed traveling, classical music, gardening and skiing once a member of the Palo Alto ski club., He was preceded in death by his wife Anne Summers and is survived by his 3 sons: John, David (Tami) and Paul., Private services will be held by the family.



John and Frances Owens

John Douglas and, Frances Anne (Noonan) Owens, Residents of Daly City, September 3, 1924-May 30, 2010, November 22, 1927-November 10, 2010, Native San Franciscans, John and Frances Owens met in their teenage years & married January 31, 1949., Parents to 3 loving children, Kenneth Rand (married to Meeyung Cho), Peggy Anne (married to Donald DeMarco) & Christine Binke (married to Tony Susanto), grandparents to Ed, Robert, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Julie, Leilani, Douglas, Maxim & Kevin, and 9 great grandchildren., First born to Beauregard (Bing) & Gertrude Owens, John is survived by his sisters Lee Noeller & Mickey Webb & brother Mark Owens. John joined the US Navy at 17 & retired as CPO Officer serving from 1942 to 1963. During his naval career, he served in WW II onboard the USS Hornet (CV -12) in bombing squadron VB-11 receiving the Presidential Unit Citation; Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Two, VS-12 in the Pacific,VS-32 & Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 892 during the, During Operation Miki in 1949, his torpedo plane ditched in the waters off the Hawaiian Islands. Instead of swimming away from the plane to safety, he went to the back & freed a crewman who was trapped inside. In 1961, he became an original member of the Navy's famous Chuting Stars Parachute Team. He maintained friendships with many squad members throughout the years including Ray Parsons, Tom Porter, Ted Shireman, Frank Miller, and George Russell, his pilot on the USS Hornet., After retiring from the Navy, John worked for the State of CA and retired from SFSU as an A/V technician. He was a supporter of the USS Hornet Museum. Known as Jack to his many friends, he enjoyed being the neighborhood's "Mr. Fix It"., Frances was born to Joseph and Lillian Noonan and survived by her brother Dan Noonan & wife Catherine . She was a PBX operator & received her Practical Nursing certificate. Fran was a homemaker raising 3 children while Jack was serving our country, sometimes being separated for months at a time., Moving many times throughout the US, they settled in Daly City in 1974 where Fran became lasting friends with Jackie Grado, Roz Linalli & Josette Piazza. The foursome were avid canasta and bingo players & often travelled to Reno together., Fran enjoyed military history, classic films and antique shopping. "Tarzan" Jack often joked with longtime friend Carmel "Jane" Cormack while tending to their respective (jungle) gardens, while Fran enjoyed an Irish family connection to her County Cork friend and neighbor., Jack & Fran have touched many lives leaving loving memories to their family & friends. They will be missed dearly but live in our hearts forever., Private ceremonies were held for both.



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Jose Antonio Velarde-Lopez

Jose Antonio Velarde-Lopez, 31, of Suisun, died on Saturday, Nov. 13., He was born on Feb. 8, 1979., A visitation will be held on Friday, Nov. 19, from 2 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 5 p.m. at Fairfield Funeral Home., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsyl-vania Ave., 425-1041,, , Share your loved one's story with a Memorial Website.



Joseph Asip

Resident of San Mateo, October 25, 1918November 14, 2010, Joe Asip, 92, died peacefully Sunday, Nov. 14 surrounded by loving family and friends. He was born and raised in Brooklyn NY, the youngest and last living of Kitty and Jim Asip's five children., Joe was the star quarterback at St. John's Prep (1937), Brooklyn, NY and at Mount St. Mary's College (BS 1942), Emmitsburgh, MD where he joined their Hall of Fame in 1993., During, , Joe served as 1st Lieutenant and bombardier on "Fascinatin' Fanny", a B-24, 15th Air Force, 455th Bomber Group, in Italy., Joe's career in sales and sales management began with 22 years at the Vick Chemical Co beginning with a Midwest sales territory, then a district mgr position in St. Louis and later a division mgr position at Vicks HQ in Manhattan. Following Vicks Joe spent several years each at Pharmaco Corp., Para-chem and Brach Candy Co. Before the term "reinventing yourself" was popularized, Joe became a concierge at a midtown Manhattan luxury co-op where he transferred his sales skills into providing outstanding service. In 1993, Joe retired at 75., Joe met his beloved wife Mary on a blind date in Memphis TN. They were married in 1948 and made their first home in St. Louis, where both of their children were born. After transfer to NY, Joe and Mary raised their children in Baldwin, where they made their home for 43 years. They loved their proximity to the inland waterway and most family leisure activities centered on the water and boating including hundreds of hours of water skiing., Mary and Joe's cross-country move to San Mateo in 1999 could have traumatized them but they immediately got involved at their new home, the Gramercy on the Park, and new church, St. Bartholomew's. Joe was an active member of the, and American Legion and until 2008 worked as an Election Officer at the local polls., Mary preceded Joe in death in April 2009. Joe is survived by his children Michael Asip and Elizabeth Asip Evans, his son in law David and grandchildren: Stephanie (Erik), Colin, Melissa, Grant and Emily and two great-grandchildren: Ezra and Meera. His grandson Brian predeceased him in 2006., Joe's ready smile, quick wit and affable nature were appreciated by everyone; he made friends easily. His positive outlook got him through many ups and downs in life right up until the very last day when watching his last sunset Joe marveled: "It just doesn't get any better than this, does it?", On Saturday, Nov 27, 2010 at 11:00AM a Memorial Mass and celebration of Joe's life will be held at St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church, Alameda de las Pulgas and Crystal Springs Rd., San Mateo. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Brian Evans Learning Disabilities Assistance Fund at Northeastern University, 716 Columbus Ave., Boston, MA 02120 or Sutter/VNA Hospice of San Mateo, 700 So Claremont, Suite 220, San Mateo, CA 94402.



Joseph Delsol Sr.

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Josephine Buchanan

Josephine, Buchanan, 11/21/1911 - 11/8/2010, Josephine Buchanan passed away peacefully on Monday, November 8, 2010 ., Josephine Beatrice Becker was born November 21, 1911 in Pasadena, California to John and Gipsy Becker. She attended Pasadena Junior College where she met Patrick Henry Buchanan. They married on March 27 1937. The Buchanan's raised their three children, Dana, Patty, and Dale in Meadow Vista, California., Josephine was a member of the Bethany Chapter of the Eastern Star in Colfax, California since 1957. She was also a long time member of the Meadow Vista Grange., In 1976 Josephine retired after 25 years of service as administrative secretary for the Placer County Health Department., She is preceded in death by her beloved Pat to whom she was married for over 50 years. She is survived by son Dana (Mariluz) Buchanan, daughter Patricia (Paul) Maple and son Dale (Lynn) Buchanan. Grandchildren include Chris, Bryan, Matt, Kelly, and Heather as well as eight great-grandchildren., There will be no services.



Josephine Holcomb

Josephine Holcomb, Resident of San Jose, "THE BOSS" Josephine passed on peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Nov 16, 2010, at the age of 77 to reunite with her husband Richard of 41 yrs. Born on Oct 1,1933 in Fort Collins, CO. The 5th of 10 children. She Retired from Kmart after 25 yrs of service., Josephine loved and cherished her family, her children James(Victoria) , Debbie, Katie, 8 grandchildren, 15 Great grandchildren, 9 siblings & many nieces & nephews. Josephine was a wonderful Mother & friend to all she touched the lives of so many with her thoughtful & humorous ways., Mon 11/22/10; viewing & visitation 5-9pm, Rosary 7pm-Willow Glen Funeral Home 1039 Lincoln Ave. Tues 11/23/10 11am Funeral Mass Saint John Vianney, Interment follows at Oak Hill.



Jovita S. Alvarez (Featured)

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.



Juanita Brown

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Judith Votisek

Judith Anne Votisek, Resident of Fremont, Feb. 8, 1948 - Nov. 11, 2010, Judith passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2010 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Judith was born to Herman and Agnes Schweisthal of Aurora, Illinois., Judith's lifelong passion for libraries lead her to a Masters degree in Library Science. She then taught and became a school librarian in Chicago before moving to Colorado with her family. There, she became the Executive Director for the Colorado Library Association. In 1990 the family moved to the Bay Area where Judith worked as a Technical Librarian in the private sector creating internal libraries, the last of which was Adobe Systems., Judith's adventurous spirit and love of exploring, whether it was driving to Alaska, skiing and hiking the mountains of Colorado, trekking through Europe, or visiting the beautiful Bay Area and wine country, gave her countless cherished time with family and friends., Judith is survived by Jim, her loving husband of 39 years, son Matt (wife Linda), daughter Kristin (husband Bret Fischer), and her wonderful grandchildren Vanessa and Grayson. We will all miss her beautiful smile, her loving heart, her warmth, and grace., A memorial service will be held on November 27, 2 p.m. at Fremont Memorial Chapel, 3723 Peralta Blvd., Fremont, 94536. Fremont Memorial Chapel, (510) 793-8900



Juli Entwistle

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



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HORAN, KATE April 17, 1964 to October 29, 2010 Kate Horan of San Francisco has left this world. Kate was a loving daughter of William and Sharon Horan, of San Diego. She was a granddaughter to Dorothy and Joe Kerrigan and Cecilia and John Horan all of Chicago, IL. She has left behind her sisters Beth and Eileen, brother Bill, sister-in-law Kelly, nephews, Shane and Liam, niece Jessie, stepmother Patricia Horan and step-grandparents, Jim and JoAnn Kerr. Born in Chicago, IL, raised in Del Mar, CA and found her home in San Francisco. Kate was a highly successful and respected writer, entrepreneur, designer, photographer, philanthropist, fashionista and devoted friend. Kate's true passion was sharing her knowledge from everything on how to make a meal to where to shop in Italy. She was a philanthropist for many organizations in the world, most recently Little Sisters of the Poor, Make a Wish, and A Miner Miracle. She founded her own business, Sorelle Bionde (blonde sisters- Italian) to create another outlet to share her passion for fashion and Italy. She was compassionate, graceful, courageous, adventurous, intelligent, sensitive, determined, and beautiful. She will be greatly missed by many. For information to celebrate her life and services please go to:




SAUER, KEVIN ARTHUR Sept. 1, 1959 to Nov. 12, 2010 With profound sadness and sorrow, the Sauer family announces the passing of their dear brother Kevin. Husband of his loving wife Brigetta, Kevin died peacefully and suddenly in the arms of the woman he loved. Born and raised in San Diego, Kevin and Brigetta spent the last 20 years making their home in Albuquerque, NM. Kevin was a true life force, a loyal brother, uncle and friend. In addition to Brigetta, Kevin leaves behind his grieving brother Bruce, sisters Peggy, Denise, Jackie and Nancy, many nieces, nephews, cousins and large extended family. We will miss him forever. Services will be held in Albuquerque on December 4, 2010. Call the family for details. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is in place for Brigetta Sauer, 9215 Calistoga NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122.



Kathleen August

Kathleen E. August 98, died on Nov. 7 at Spring Hill Manor in Grass Valley, California. She was born in San Francisco on July 9, 1912. As an infant, she became an orphan, along with her sister Aida and brothers: Bud, Bill, George and Harry. The Lyons children were raised by their aunt, Elizabeth B. Goodman of San Leandro. In 1941, Kelly married Clement August who worked at the Oakland Tribune for 41 years and died in 1966. She played the church organ, enjoyed square dancing, reading and writing. Her family includes her son, Paul August, and daughter Patricia (August) Trimble, and grandchildren: Brian Trimble, Wendi, John and Kristi August and great granddaughter Chynna. Her niece is Beryl Vonderheid and her nephew is Jay Blair Whited. Muriel August is her daughter-in-law. Her son-in-law is Tom Trimble. No services. Picture Kelly with her cheerful smile, jaunty tam, sparkling Irish eyes and jolly attitude: "Tally ho!" She exits this stage with her favorite piano tune: "What'll I Do?"



Kathleen M. Turk

KATHLEEN M. TURK JUL 18, 1947 - OCT 26, 2010 Kathy Turk passed away in Modesto on October 26, 2010. Kathy was born in San Diego to Harold and Margaret Brew. She grew up in Fresno and Los Angeles. She moved to Modesto in 1977 to raise her daughter and began her 30 year career in the Title/Escrow Industry. Kathy was an amazing mother and friend. While working full time, she found time to be a Girl Scout leader, horse show mom, volunteer, and unofficial therapist to many teens, co-workers and strangers. KT (as she was known to her friends) had an incredible sense of humor and loved to have a good laugh. She was an avid reader and movie buff. She loved to travel and enjoyed England and Scotland during the last 15 years. Kathy was always incredibly supportive to her friends and family and would lend her sympathetic ear and offer sound advice when asked. For this and so much more, KT will be greatly missed. Kathy was a devoted grandmother and was in the process of preparing to move to Aptos to be closer to him and her family when she passed away. Kathy is survived by her daughter, Nancy Turk, son in law Erik Herbst, and grandson Tanner, all of Aptos; sister Shirley Dalla Villa, and niece Sherry, both of Modesto. She also leaves an extended family of in-laws with whom she was close to and loved by until the end. As well, Sharon and Bruce Baldwin were constant sources of support and love for Kathy the last few years of her life.



Kenneth A. Montgomery

MONTGOMERY-Kenneth A. Montgomery, aged 59, died on November 14, 2010 from complications of pneumonia. He was raised in Whittier and attended California High School and 



Kenneth Homer

Kenneth R. Homer Died November 14th, 2010 at the age of 82, leaving behind his good friend Bill, and family members Irene, Sue and Fred, who lovingly cared for him in the last few years of his life. Ken was born and raised in San Francisco along with his mother Genevieve and his father Frank, and his brothers and sisters Ethel, Kathleen, George, Helen, Dorothy, Jim and Ruth. He had two sons, Robert and Steven, and a granddaughter Amanda. He attended Sacred Heart grammar school and graduated from Mission High. After serving in the Navy during, , Ken worked at the Burgermeister brewery in the Mission district before opening his own laundry business in South San Francisco. Ken was a kind man who always greeted his friends and family with a smile. He loved watching old movies (he idolized Rita Hayworth) and writing poetry, especially about the places he visited and his beloved hometown. Services will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 2pm at the Neptune Society Columbarium, 1 Lorraine Court, SF, near Stanyan and Anza.



Khamboune Sythanh

Khamboune Sythanh, 82, of Fairfield died on Tuesday, Nov. 16. Born on March 8, 1928., A visitation / funeral service will be held on Sunday, Nov. 21, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Fairfield Funeral Home., Arrangements by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., 425-1041,,



LANG, Esther

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Esther Lang Resident of Antioch Mrs. Esther M. Lang, 82, passed in the company of loved ones in Antioch, CA on November 8, 2010. .....




DUKE, LIONEL VANCE Nov. 3, 1928 to October 25, 2010 Vance was born in Columbus, GA. and died at the San Diego Hospice, San Diego. He joined the Navy in 1948, served in Korea and Vietnam. After 32 exemplary years, he retired in San Diego as Master Chief Petty Officer. Vance is survived by: Betty, his wife of 58 years, his two children: Larry and Ann; his brother and sister: Jim Duke and Dorothy Branham. An avid photographer, Vance loved to take pictures of his family. He was a loving husband and father, and a loyal friend who will be missed by many. A Memorial celebration of his life was attended by family and friends. Memorials may be made in his name to the San Diego Hospice, 4331 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103. 619-688-1600




LOREN DAUBENBERGER APRIL 1922 ~ NOV 2010 He will be greatly missed. Visitation Tues., Nov. 23 from 3-7pm at Allen Mortuary. Service to be held at Allen Mortuary, Wed., Nov. 24 at 3pm. please share condolences at, ALLEN MORTUARY




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LACAVA, LUIGI Nov. 15, 1925 to Nov. 17, 2010 Luigi Lacava peacefully passed away from complications due to advanced Alzheimer's two days after his 85th birthday. Luigi was born in San Giovanni in Fiore, Calabria, Italy and followed his father and siblings in pursuit of the American Dream. Luigi married Elizabeth (Betty, Bettina) shortly before departing for the United States and she joined him in San Diego one year later. He retired from General Dynamics after 40 years of service. In his retirement, Luigi enjoyed family get-togethers, traveling, volunteering at Kaiser Hospital, and his grandchildren's events. He worshiped at Saint Therese Catholic Church and was an active member of the 55+ Club. He was proudest of his two children and his four grandchildren in whom he instilled the importance of family. He is preceded in death by his parents and six brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Elizabeth, his children Joe and Rosemarie (Marshall), their spouses Lorene and Brian, grandchildren Valerie, Melanie, Christina, and Jonathan. They will miss his infectious smile and his favorite saying-- life gets better with age. Services will be held at Saint Therese Catholic Church (6016 Caminito Rico). He will be laid to rest at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the



Lambertha Visscher

Lambertha Visscher "Bertie", Resident of San Jose, Born on March 28, 1925 in Terneuzen, The Netherlands and entered into rest on November 19, 2010 in Salinas., Bertie was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Engbertus "Bert" Visscher, and her son, Eise Visscher., She is survived by her daughters, Francoise Lowry (Walt) of Spokane, WA, and Irene Hoey (Dave) of Aromas, CA; her grandchildren, Tawni Lowry, Corey Lowry, Janna Espinoza (Josh), Leo Visscher-Brown, Sean Hoey, and Patrick Hoey; and her great-grandchild, Maizie Espinoza; as well as numerous other relatives and friends., Bertie was a long time weaver and fiber artist. She loved gardening, traveling, and her dog, Sam., Services are pending. Please contact the funeral home for information., In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her name to Doctors Without Borders, Planned Parenthood, or the Humane Society of Silicon Valley. Arrangements by BEDDINGFIELD FUNERAL SERVICE (408) 777-8100



Lavonne McLellan Bullis (Featured)

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LeRoy Widman

LeRoy Louis Widman, Resident of San Jose., Born June 11, 1935, Omaha Nebraska; died November 14 from leukemia. Served in the U.S., , stationed in Japan. Joined San Jose Police Department in 1968 (patrol, motors, extradition, bomb squad), and retired in 1998. Enjoyed poker (Tahoe) and fishing (Alaska). Leaves behind his loving wife of 48 years, Karen and son Michael., Service will be private. Donations in his memory to your favorite animal rescue charity.



Lennart K. (Lenny) Ostberg

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,



Leonard HARMON

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Lewis Earl Bickford

Sunday, November 21, 2010 3:00 AM 

Lewis Earl Bickford was welcomed into the presence of God on Nov. 16, 2010. Earl was born to Jim and Ella Bickford in Vallejo, Calif. on October 1, 1924, and resided in Napa since 1958. He graduated 



Linda Hardwick

Linda Marie (Durst) Hardwick of Desert Hot Springs, Calif. passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday evening, November 11, 2010. She was born May 25, 1954 in San Antonio, Texas to Eugene and Annette Joyce (Bailey) Durst. Her family then moved to Glendale, and later to Desert Hot Springs. She graduated from Palm Springs High School in 1972 and then attended Pacific College Dental School where she became a Licensed Dental Technician. Most recently she was the Office Manager for Dr Ray Sumabat's Vineyard Dental in Palm Springs. Linda was very proud of being 15 years sober and helping others win their battle. Linda loved living where she could see the Angel on the Mountain every morning. Linda was a loving daughter, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, co-worker and friend who will be missed by everyone whose life she touched. A memorial service celebrating Linda's life will be held at 1:30 PM on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 11711 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240.



Lizbeth J. "Betsy" Lott

On November 3, 2010 at her home in Healdsburg, Betsy's passing came less than three months after the death of her beloved husband and life loving companion Ed Lott. Betsy's closest relatives are her brother Bud Modersbach of Alamo, CA, sister-in-law Kim and their sons Chris, David, Mark and Matthew; with a host of many loving relatives on Ed's side including Norman and Joan Lott; Robert and Lori Lott, Nancy and Scott Parker, and son Edward Lott Jr. and Shannon Lott of Washington. Betsy, like Ed, was well known and loved throughout Healdsburg circles and in her own neighborhood. Her family wishes to express their admiration and gratitude for the love and support they have given Betsy. Also missing her are friends from Delaware, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, British Columbia, and Singapore. Missing her, too, but who will be well taken care of, are Betsy's cherished twin corgies Neo and Trinity. Memories in honor of Betsy may be expressed through a donation to the Healdsburg Animal Shelter, 570 Westside Rd., Healdsburg, CA 95448. Services will be held at a later date.



Lloyd E. (Mike) McClure Jr.

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Loretta Bustamante

Loretta Bustamante nee Finn Oct. 19, 1954 - Nov. 21, 2009 Although it has been one year now, we still find it hard to believe that you are no longer with us and to accept that you are really gone. We love you and miss you dearly and you will stay in our hearts forever. Barbara, Butch and their families



Loretta May (Miller) Langlois

Langlois (Miller), Loretta May Born in Fullerton, on 11/16/1932, our beloved wife, mother and grandmother died on 11/15/2010. Raised with unconditional love by Josephine (Oswald) and Ivan Miller. Loretta, along with her husband, Chuck, in turn raised their six children with the same unconditional love. She followed her career Air Force husband around the world, encouraging her children to enjoy the different cultures and customs they encountered. Loretta was an exceptional teacher and spent 22 years teaching Special Ed students at Diamond School. After she retired 15 years ago, she volunteered to teach religious ed to the Special Ed students at her church. Loretta was an avid gardener, reader, wildflower hunter, and grandmother. She will be missed by her loving husband of 56 years, her 6 children, her 17 grandchildren, 7 great-grand-children; sister, Yvonne, and many friends. A Rosary will be said at 7pm Sunday, 11/21, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton, 9 Hillgate, Irvine, and a Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10am Monday 11/22 at the church. For more information, visit



Lorraine Hope Caldwell

Caldwell, Lorraine Hope March 1, 1921 - November 18, 2010 Preceded in death by sister Sally Hummel. Survived by daughters Lindsay Caldwell (Joe) Reid and Andrea (Bill) Baynes; sons Bill (Darlis) Caldwell, Jr. and Casey (Nancy) Caldwell; and grandchildren Kevin and Todd Baynes and Sarah and Rachael Caldwell. Services will be held in Bellingham, WA. View full obit, photos of Lorraine and sign the online guestbook at



Louise Nadine Walk

Louise Walk died peacefully Monday, November 8, 2010, in Paso Robles. She was born in Ontario, Calif., in March l917, and delivered in the family home on the dining room table by her father, Dr. Calvert Emmons. She attended elementary and junior high school in Ontario and was known as a girl who loved school. She was spunky, spirited, athletic and a real "tomboy." While a freshman at Chaffey High School, Louise approached a handsome boy at a football game. That moment changed her life forever. Louise and Bill Walk dated through high school and attended USC together. She was involved in the Alpha Chi Omega sorority and many campus organizations. Bill and Louise were also voted "Campus Couple of USC" by their peers. Following their marriage and while at USC law school, Bill was called to serve his country. As a, officer, the couple moved to Norfolk, Va., where their first child, Barbara, was born. Following that assignment, the family was stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii. At the close of, , the family returned to Ontario, where Bill began his law practice. The family soon expanded with the birth of a son, Bill III. Louise did everything to ensure that all in her family thrived. She was a classroom room mother, PTA officer, Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader. She attended all of her children''s athletic, dance and school events. She was active in the local Congregational Church and volunteered her time with the Assistance League, National Charity League, Friday Club, Republican Women''s Club and Cancer Society. Nothing was too big or small for Louise when it came to supporting her family and the community she loved. Louise joined Bill as he became involved in the many avenues of Rotary. He was elected President of, in 1970. Together they traveled to more then 50 countries around the world to carry out the mission of Rotary. When Bill retired as a judge, they spent their later years and traveled through the United States, Mexico and Canada in their RV. A family favorite was camping in Mexico. Louise always had a great love for her country and a strong faith in the Lord. She lived life to its fullest and was grateful for her good fortune. She loved sports and "listened" as her USC Trojans beat Arizona on Saturday, and the Lakers on Sunday, "Fight On." Louise''s family would like to extend a special thanks and gratitude to the staff members of Creston Village and Hospice of San Luis Obispo County for the compassion, devotion and love given to Louise. Louise is survived by her daughter, Barbara Ellerbroek (Bart) of Paso Robles; son, Bill Walk (Patty) of Paso Robles; grandsons Billy Walk of Pasadena, Calif., Jimmy Walk (Kathryn) of Virginia Beach, Va.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by "the love of her life," Bill in l989; and two brothers, Dr. Lowell Emmons and Calvert Alexis Emmons and their wives. Louise will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband, Bill, at the Bellevue Memorial Park in Ontario. She asked for a silent prayer and best wishes on her journey, and to cherish and love your family and friends. In memory of Louise Walk, donations can be made to: Hospice of San Luis Obispo County, 1304 Pacific, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, Kuehl-Nicolay Funerals 238-4383 Paso Robles



Lovie Virginia Blackburn

Lovie Virginia Blackburn was born in Norman, Okla., 84 years ago and lived in Morro Bay for 46 years. She died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010. She is survived by her children Jim Blackburn, Ginger Blackburn and Ed Blackburn; and three grandchildren Matthew, Angela and Cole Blackburn. No services will be held.




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BROWNLEE, MARGARET of San Diego 12/30/1916 ~ 10/01/2010 Service 11/27/10 at 10:30 a.m. at Mission Hills United Methodist Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey (619) 425-9111




McWHORTER, MARGARET Sept. 5, 1922 to Nov. 16, 2010 Passed away after ten well-lived years with lung cancer. All of us and our Mother welcome her friends and all those who loved her to her memorial service, Sunday, November 28th, at 11 a.m. at her son Jim's Third Street Grill, corner of Third and Main St., Ramona, CA 92065. Mom tried to live long enough to be at Jim's restaurant opening, and we feel she will bless his fortunes with her party. We now reluctantly and sadly say good-bye and Godspeed to a beautiful being. Instead of flowers, please consider donations to Ramona Senior Center, Aqua Lane, Ramona, CA 92065 or hospice donations in her name would be gratefully accepted by Avalon Hospice at 3914 Murphy Canyon Rd. #A226, San Diego, CA 92123.




HAHN, MARGARET RONAYNE Margaret Ronayne Hahn was born on April 23,1921 in Colorado Springs, CO, and passed away on November 7, 2010 in Lakewood, CA. Margaret attended Sacred Heart Academy and Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles, and earned a B.A. in English Literature from Immaculate Heart College in 1943. A model-esque Irish beauty and excellent seamstress with a flair for fashion design, Margaret caught the eye of William Hahn, a second lieutenant in the United States Army Air Corps, at a USO dance at the Coconut Grove club at the Ambassador Hotel on March 17, 1943. They were married in Pasadena on August 8, 1943. As her children grew up, Margaret pursued a passion for politics, including work on the senatorial and presidential campaigns of John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy. In 1977, she earned a M.F.A. in Architecture and Interior Design. She worked with Japanese architect Junzo Yoshimura to design the Hahns' contemporary Japanese home on the Severn river in Annapolis, Maryland. Margaret and William retired to La Jolla, California in 1983. Margaret is survived by two daughters, Patricia Hahn Raz, a retired attorney, and Moira Hahn, an artist and college professor. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church in La Jolla on December 4th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the, or the Guardian Angels' Fund at the Maryland Institute College of Art, 1300 Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217.




MARTINEZ, Frank G.: 90; of Santa Barbara; died Nov. 16; rosary to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Welch-Ryce-Haider downtown; Mass to be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church; interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery; arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.Please see JUMPWORD on B2




PRATT, MICHAEL ALLEN April 5, 1942 to October 30, 2010 Mike was born and raised in San Diego. Graduate of Helix High School Class of 1960. One of his greatest joys since childhood was hunting with his Pops, Maurice Pratt. He was an original member of the Desert Knights Buggy Club, Glamis being his playground. He was a well known driver for Atlas Van Lines for over 20 years. Mike enjoyed living on his mountain "off the grid" with his devoted companion Blacko for an amazing 13 years. A friendship with Mike Pratt was genuine and undeniable. We are all blessed to have been part of his life. We thank you for our wonderful memories and the lessons you leave us with. Mike will be sadly missed by his children Sherri Marmo, Michele Dublin, Robert Taliaferro and Sandra Pratt, his seven grandchildren, his two great-grandchildren and his many friends. He was welcomed into Heaven by his eighth grandchild John. A celebration of his life will be held Sunday, November 28, 2010 at the, . Hall on 136 Chambers St., El Cajon at 1:00 p.m. Legacy Funeral & Cremation



Macalino, Gigl C.

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Gigil C. Macalino A resident of San Lorenzo Gigil C. Macalino entered peacefully into rest, surrounded by his family, on November 17, 2010 in .....



Madelyn Lois Robertson

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



Margaret E. Wallman

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Marie Escover

Marie Escover, Resident of San Jose, Age 93, died peacefully in her sleep in Fremont, CA on Friday, November 5, 2010. Marie was born on March 23, 1917 in San Jose, CA. On July 17, 1938, she married her first and only "sweetheart", John P. Escover. Marie loved unconditionally and was known for her many gifts, among them generosity, hospitality, kindness, and a joyful heart. Her home was frequently filled with family and friends who came to enjoy a delicious meal and an afternoon or evening of cards and laughter., Marie was preceded in death by her husband John P. ("Jack") Escover. She is survived by her two sons, John L. and Norman F. Escover and their wives, Margaret and Julia, and eight grandchildren, Debbie Candau, Tami Rocheleau, Jill Layfield, Norman, John, Christopher, Timothy and Tyler Escover. She was the proud great-grandmother to 16 great-grandchildren., In celebration of her life, a Memorial Mass will take place at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 20101 McKean Road, San Jose, on Saturday, November 27th at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to The would be appreciated.



Marjorie Holmes Crispin

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.



Mark Edward Lepley

Mark Edward Lepley, 55, a county native, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010. Mark''s young years were split between the ocean and mountains of San Luis Obispo County. Raised in Avila Beach, he surfed and learned to hunt on Black Mountain and the Pecho. Mark loved the outdoors. He was a commercial fisherman and carpenter. He was interested in history and loved a good story. His smile could light up a room. He will be missed by those who knew him. Mark is survived by his mother, Dolores, Lepley; daughter, Katya Lepley Goodman; son, Jeremy Hollis; sisters Catherine Castro (Ben) and Louise Lyons Appleton (James); brother, Henry Lepley (Lucy); niece, Nikki Lyons; and many friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Lepley; daughter, Charissa Lepley; and grandfather, Manuel Ruda. There will be no service.



Marna Bowman

Born Sept. 7th 1935, in New Market, Iowa- Died Nov. 13th, 2010 in Bayside, Ca. Marna (Adkins) Bowman passed away at age 75 after a long battle with cancer with her loving husband and family by her side. Marna was preceded in death by her parents, George and Lois Adkins (Adkins Mink Farm, Humboldt Hill), brothers Roger and Rodney Adkins, and sister Sylva Bowen. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Grover Bowman, daughter Susan Sanders-Wong (Steven), son Michael Bowman (Nancy), sister Lynda Newman (Jack), grandchildren Brandi Minton (Bryson), Josh and James Bowman, Sara and Ella Owsley, and great grandchildren, Sadie, Sabrina and C.J. Minton. She is also survived by her many cousins, nieces, nephews n and friends who she loved dearly. Marna had several jobs in her life time, but her favorite thing to do was keeping her beautiful home, yard and garden in pristine condition. Per Marna's request, there will be no services but a small family gathering at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the , The



Martha Elizabeth Baiad

Martha Elizabeth "Beth" Baiad, age 84, of DeQuincy, La.,passed from this life November 19, 2010 at DeQuincy Memorial Hospital. She was surrounded by friends and family as she received her heavenly promotion. Born Martha Snider on November 9, 1926 in Bancroft, La., she met the love of her life, Joseph Baiad, in 1944 at Fort Polk, La., while he was training with the Army to fight in the European Theater in World War II. They married a short time later. Shortly after the conclusion of the war, she moved with her husband to Danbury, where she worked and retired from Sperry Products. After Martha and her husband had both retired, they moved to DeQuincy, La. in 1975, where she became a member of The Pentecostal Church of DeQuincy. Martha will be remembered by all for her incredible faith and her powerfully anointed prayer life. She touched all that she met and she will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Joseph Baiad, her mother and father, Matilda and Zack Snider of Bancroft, La.; two sisters, Zelda Rainwater and Daisy Prince, both of DeQuincy; and two brothers, Bernice Snider and John Snider, both of Bancroft. She is survived by her two sons, Joseph D. Baiad and wife Lois, of Brookfield, and Herbert Baiad, of DeQuincy, La.; one sister, Pansy Travis of Orange, TX.; two grandchildren, Ryan Baiad and Tara Thompson, both of Moss Bluff, La.; and one great grandchild, Gunnar Thompson, also of Moss Bluff; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be at Hixson Snider Funeral Home in DeQuincy, La at Noon on Sunday, November 21, 2010. Services will be at The Pentecostal Church of DeQuincy in DeQuincy, La., on Monday, November 22, 2010 under the direction of Hixson Snider Funeral Home. Revs. Guy Snider, Don Hollingsworth, and Jerry Gilland will officiate.



Martin, Donald

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Donald Martin July 9, 1933 - Nov. 11, 2010 Resident of Castro Valley Beloved father, mentor, husband, inventor, treasure hunter, union member, and hero, ..... 



Marvin Grossman

Grossman, Marvin May 20, 1946 - November 13, 2010 Marvin passed away on November 13, 2010. He is survived by his wife Ruth, son Eric, daughter Lisa, son-in-law Dotan, and granddaughter Rebecca. Marvin was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.



Mary Brereton

MARY FRANCES BRERETON Passed away peacefully at the age of 89 years on 07 November 2010 in Temecula, California. Mary Frances was a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. She was born Mary Frances Grieve of Los Angeles, California on 06 January 1921. Mary Frances loved her family and friends with all her heart. She was married 53 years to the love of her life, the late Dr. Roy George Brereton. She is survived by her son David George Brereton, daughter Penne Bakman, Brother Jim Grieve, 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Daughters Pamela Kane and Patricia Angell preceded her in death. Private interment will be held at the Riverside National Cemetery. EVANS BROWN MORTUARY (951) 679-1114 On-Line Condolences



Mary Elizabeth GATENBY

GATENBY, Mary Elizabeth Passed away Saturday morning, November 6, 2010 at her home in Newport Beach. She was born on April 9, 1922 in Nebraska to Sam and Maud Gatenby. She attended the University of Nebraska. She moved to California where she remained and eventually settled in Newport Beach, California. Two nieces, Joan Gatenby and Jacqueline Dornan, survive her. Interment will be in Mendocino, CA.



Mary Frances Sauerbier

Mary Frances Sauerbier, wife of Dorin Sauerbier and mother of six, passed away in her home on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, where she was surrounded by many loved ones. She died after battling cancer, which she fought courageously, with her humor still in tact., Mary, or Fran as most knew her, was born Mary Frances Tapp on Dec. 29, 1926 in McAlester, Okla. As a young girl, she and her family moved to California where she eventually met George Waldron, her first husband, who died in 1961. They had five children together., She then met Dorin Earl Sauerbier and they were married in 1963. Fran then gave birth to a son, and she and Dorin raised their six children together. She and her family made their home in Camarillo in 1976 where she was an active member of Newcomers club for many years and was an avid bowler until earlier this year. She was a member of St. Mary Magdalene Church. Fran loved being a grandma and helped to raise many of her grandchildren., She was preceded in death by her daughters, Doris Cox and Joan McCowen., She is survived by her husband, Dorin Sauerbier; daughter, Mary Jane; sons, Sean Waldron, Timothy Waldron and Dorin Sauerbier II; her sister, Faye Shaffer; 21 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed., There will be a memorial service at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 22 at Griffin Family Funeral Chapel in Camarillo, 1075 East Daily Drive, 482-1166.



Mary Martin

Mary Ann Cecilia Martin, Resident of San Jose, Aug. 13, 1937-Nov. 12, 2010, With her family at her side, Mary Ann passed away after a brief illness. Mary Ann was very active in the Christian community and enjoyed spending time with her prayer groups. She contributed to the well-being of many people over the years by writing and publishing the Santa Clara Community Information Directory, a useful resource to those in need., Mary Ann was survived by her two daughters - Michelle Paganini (George) and Suzanne Luff; her three grandchildren - Brian, Rachelle, and Rebecca; and both siblings-brother, Nick Martin and sister, Jane Timm., Memorial services will be held at Darling Fisher, 231 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell, CA, on Monday, December 6th, at 4 p.m.



MaryAnn "Grandma Mica" Nash

ALWAYS THERE FOR OTHERS Passed Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at her home in Rohnert Park at age 67. Born August 26, 1943 in San Francisco. The daughter of Ted and Erma Maddock, MaryAnn was one of two children. MaryAnn grew up in Sebastopol, where she played in her aunt's apple orchard and enjoyed summers on Lake Pillsbury. MaryAnn Maddock married Tom Nash on November 21, 1970. They spent 40 blissful years together. They raised four wonderful children and six grandchildren, whom she leaves behind. MaryAnn was a graduate of Analy High School and enjoyed a very successful professional career at State Farm Insurance in Rohnert Park where she retired after 25 years of service. Tom and MaryAnn maintain a residence in Rohnert Park, but they were avid RV campers, annually venturing to Arizona, Oroville, and various other locations in the western U.S. MaryAnn was known for her huge heart, always ready to lend an ear. She always put the needs of her family ahead of her own. She was particularly engaged in the lives of all of her children and grand children. She often remarked that her best memories were the ones made with her grandchildren. She lived and loved and was loved deeply in return. Taken too soon and on the wings of Angels. She will be dearly missed and will live on through her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband Tom, her four children Kim (Ron) Sproat, Kathy (Rich) Morris, Keenan Jones, and Kelli (Jim) Veler; and her six grandchildren Allison and Amy Sproat, Michael Morris, Riley Jones, and Brittney and Bryce Veler. She also leaves behind her two fur babies: Buck and Missy. A special thankyou to Eleni Hulanicki at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospice. A celebration of her life will be held Wednesday, November 24th at 5911 Sailing Hawk Place, Santa Rosa, from 1 to 4 p.m. Donations may be made in her name to the or Santa Rosa Memorial Hospice.



McWhorter, Margaret Jane

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Margaret Jane McWhorter, 88 RAMONA -- As beautiful as a movie star and as unaffected as a flower, our Mother, Margaret Jane Woods- Lange ..... 



Melvin William Rademaker

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Michael Ellis

Michael Ellis , 72, passed away October 28, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He had a very successful career in the retail industry spanning 20 plus years from SF to LA. He was then recruited by California Fed. Bank where he served. He eventually became an entrepreneur owning Three Swans Present; A Fine Art business. His final "project" was creating Rebel Pride Clothing Co. at UNLV. The company designed, manufactured and sold all Rebel sports apparel. This success showed Mike "the person". Committment, loyalty, pride in achievement and humility. He is survived by his wife, Lorelle.



Michel Ansolabehere

Michel Ansolabehere April 22, 1936 - November 17, 2010 Michel was born in Banca, France, the third of seven children to Jean and Marie Jeanne Ansolabehere. At 18, he entered the French Army, becoming a paratrooper during the French-Algerian War, and earned a Medal of Honor. Seeking a better life, he came to the U.S. in February 1959 and worked as a dairy milker for several years in Chino. He met and married Marie Etchemendy in 1967. Michel and Marie soon moved to Lancaster, where they would start their family and work in the sheep business. After 32 years of hard work, he spent his retirement enjoying the company of his grandchildren, who were the light of his life. Michel is preceded in death by his parents and five brothers. He is survived by his wife, Marie; daughters, Christine Bloom and husband, Max, and Jeanine Blotske and husband, Chad; and grandchildren, Taylor, Griffin, Kaitlin, Madison, and Grant. He also leaves behind a sister, Graciana Berterreche, in Anhaux, France; sisters- in-law; numerous nieces and nephews. Michel was proud to be Basque and was a member of the Kern County Basque Club. A Rosary Mass will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi, 900 H St. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the or, . Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary



Miguel Cebreros Garcia

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Mike Anderson

MIKE ANDERSON NOV 1943 ~ NOV 2010 Mike Anderson, 66, of Hilmar passed away at home with his family at his side on Tuesday, November 16. He was born in Turlock to Simon and Verna Anderson in 1943, and had lived in Hilmar all of his life. Mike had owned and operated Mike's Flying Service (later was renamed Environmental Spraying Service) for over 30 years. He was a life member of the NRA and a member of Hilmar Grange, Hilmar Historical Society, Hilmar Chamber of Commerce, AOPA, and Western Heritage Museum. He also enjoyed attending cowboy poetry, Sons of San Joaquin, and doing woodworking. Mike will be greatly missed. Mike is survived by his wife Iris Anderson; children Mike Anderson, Jr. and Matthew (Lucy) Anderson both of Hilmar; siblings Helen Healton, Carolyn Robinson and Tex Anderson; grandchildren McKenzie, Taylor, Katelyn and Sarah. He is preceded in death by his brothers Charles Anderson and Curtis Anderson. A visitation will be at Allen Mortuary on Monday, November 22 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. A graveside service will be at North Hilmar Cemetery on Tuesday, November 23 with a Celebration Of Life at Hilmar Covenant Church at 11:30am. Memorial contributions may be made to Fava Kids, 1280 Southport Way, Gustine, CA 95322. Please share your memories, ALLEN MORTUARY



Miller, Normalou

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Normalou Miller OCEANSIDE -- 88 Years of LIFE Normalou Miller passed peacefully at Tri-City MC surrounded by her family and Pastor Tim on November .....



Mitchell, Albert Deward

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Albert Deward Mitchell ESCONDIDO -- Albert Deward Mitchell, born September 8, 1934 in Wheeler, Texas, passed away on Thursday, November 4, 2010 in Escondido .....



Mitchell, Jimmy Rae

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Jimmy Rae Mitchell Jimmy Rae Mitchell passed away on Nov. 15, 2010. Visitation will be held at DeYoung Memorial Chapel, 601 N. California St., ..... 



Morris E. Nix Jr.

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NEUMAN, Virginia

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Virginia L. Neuman 1909 ~ 2010 Resident of Rossmoor The family of Virginia Neuman lost a bright star in their galaxy with the recent .....




Nicole Willat Evatz Lifetime resident of Mill Valley, Nicole succumbed to cancer after a 10-year fight early Friday morning, November 12, 2010, while holding the hand of her beloved husband of 31 years, Richard. She was fifth-generation Marin County, descending from the McCurdys, who settled in Bolinas in the 1800's. At the Tamalpais Mountain Theater she married Richard Evatz who said in 1979, "I found you so irresistible in your beauty of presence and your grand curiosity." Nicole was the sister you called for help, she came without question. She loved and cared and listened without judgment. "She is the part of me I love the most" said her youngest sister. Nicole was a beloved friend. "Nicki had an amazing magnetic quality that brought together a wonderful group of friends." During her teens Nicole started working at the San Francisco family business, the Willat Company. Her grandfather, the founder, invented 'the cold permanent wave'. In her twenties, along with her two younger sisters, she ran a horse business. She also competed in dressage, jumping and cross-country. Nicole was the president of the Southern Marin Horseman's Association in Mill Valley for two years. Nicole held a real estate license for more than 20 years, and most recently worked for Restaurant Realty in Corte Madera until her illness stopped her. Nicole was passionate about life and most particularly tennis. She played competitively for the Scott Valley Tennis Club in Mill Valley. Whether they won or lost, she and her doubles partner, would meet afterward over a mocha to analyze their strategy and mental prowess. She is survived by her husband, Richard Evatz; her daughters Lauren and Leslie Evatz; her grandson Kristopher Shryock; her parents Edith and Leon Willat; her sisters Carol-Lee Fisher, Lydia Wulfe and Tamara Willat; and her many nieces and nephews who came from all over the country to tell her "I love you". Friends are invited to join the family for a Celebration of Nicki's Life on Sunday November 28th from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Outdoor Art Club in Mill Valley. Family suggests memorial donations to one of the following: Marin County Free Library, UCSF Foundation Colon Cancer and Second Chance Rescue.



Nancy Bailey

Nancy Martin Bailey 1938-2010 "I have been blessed with a long and satisfying life. While it was not the traditional life with the family I expected to have when I was young, I have had the life that best suited my nature. In my twenties, my husband, Charles, and I had a love affair which ended all to soon with his premature death. Fortunately for me, that relationship brought me from West Virginia to California, where I have happily experienced the richness and diversity of the Bay Area ever since. I have enjoyed a lifetime of attending symphony concerts, as well as other musical delights. I've traveled to more places than I can remember, and I value the ongoing wonders of tending a garden and what nature gives back to me. My 30-year employment with Pacific Bell gave me financial security, long time friends as well as skills I have found useful all my life. A major source of pleasure were the cats that shared my life: companions, foster children, or those left in my charge when their owners were away. Cats are masterpieces of art and grace. Ishi, I can't bear the thought of being separated from you. I look forward to being united with you and Boom on the Rainbow Bridge. All my love, Your Mama" Nancy is survived by her sister, Elizabeth Martin of Columbus, Ohio and by her dear friend, Molly Hopp of South San Francisco, CA. Private burial will be arranged by Neptune Society of Northern California, 490 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610. Internment will be in Huntington, West VA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oakland/East Bay SPCA, 8323 Baldwin Street, Oakland, CA 94621,



Nancy Romero

Nancy went home to be with our Lord on Friday, Nov. 12, 2010., Nancy was born on Sept. 6, 1967 in Port Hueneme to Henry and Trinidad Velasquez of Ventura. Nancy possessed such an incredible strength, perseverance, courage and such a will to live regardless of the challenges she faced. With her courage she led us to believe that each day is a blessing and an opportunity to create lasting memories. She had a larger than life attitude, her beautiful smile could light up an entire room. Although Nancy's life would seem short to some, those who were touched by her understood that the quality of existence far exceeds quantity of time in which you live it., Nancy graduated from Buena High School in 1985 and went to work for the Ventura County Assessors Office. She had two beautiful children with her marriage to Alfredo Romero., Nancy is survived by her daughter, Tara Romero, and her parents, Henry and Trinidad Velasquez all of Saticoy, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her son, Alfred "A.J." Romero, sisters, Lisa and Olivia Velasquez., Viewing will be held from 10 a.m to 12 noon Friday, Nov. 19, and services to proceed thereafter at Perez Family Funeral Home located at 1347 Del Norte Road, Camarillo. Burial will follow at Santa Clara Cemetery located at 2370 North H St. Oxnard., Assisting the family with funeral arrangements is Perez Family Funeral Home Tel. 983-3457,



Nellie Aileen Butler

Nellie Aileen Butler, 93, passed away on Nov. 16, 2010 at the Los Robles Care Center in Ojai after a brief illness., She was born in Texas on March 1, 1917. At an early age she moved to Oklahoma. She married Raymond Butler in 1938 and they moved to Ventura in 1942. She enjoyed camping, fishing and playing cards., Aileen was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond., She is survived by her sons, Charles Butler and wife Shirley of Stockton, Arnold Butler and wife Mary of Ventura, Howard Butler and wife Sharyn of Prescott Valley, Ariz., and Ricky Butler and wife Gwen of Paso Robles; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren., Viewing will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19 with funeral services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, both at Charles Carroll Funeral Home, 15 Teloma Dr., Ventura, 642-8134. Interment will follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park., In lieu of flowers donations may be made to your favorite charity in memory of Nellie Aileen Butler.



Nora Elizabeth Johnson

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Norma A. Riebe

87, passed away on November 13, 2010 in her home surrounded by loved ones. Norma was born June 17, 1923 to William and Ada Bell. Rather than pursue a tennis career, she married her high school sweetheart, Herman Riebe. Together they had three children, Robert, Gloria and David. Her 40 years employment at Warrack Hospital enriched her life, touched the lives of others, and gifted her with many friends. Being the animal lover that she was, Norma treasured the companionship of her dog, Tara, and found enjoyment in feeding the wild backyard birds. Norma will live on through her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be remembered as a loving mother, devoted sister, and beloved aunt. "To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die." The family asks that memorials be made to Sutter VNA & Hospice. SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN & LANCE CHAPEL, 545-3747



Norma Jean Larkin

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Olivia Marie Ellis

Olivia Marie Ellis, 11/14/2010, The loving daughter of Bill and Stephanie Ellis and loving sister of Sophia Ellis went to be with the Lord on November 14, 2010. Olivia, you will live in our hearts for the rest of our lives., A celebration of her life will be held at noon on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 in the Performing Arts Theater on the Colfax High School campus., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Olivia Ellis Softball Scholarship Fund. Checks should be made out to "Falcon Foundation" with Olivia Ellis Scholarship noted and mailed to Colfax High School Attn: Bobby Jo, 24995 Ben Taylor Road, Colfax, CA 95713.



Oskar Huber

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Osorio, Richard

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Richard Gene Osorio Resident of Berkeley passed away peacefully at his Berkeley home with family and friends at his side on November 12, 2010. ..... 




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Pamela Lee

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



Patricia Ann (Weeks) Stark

Patricia Ann (Weeks) Stark "Patti" April 8, 1936 - November 18, 2010 Patti was born in Bakersfield three months prematurely in a time when most such infants did not survive. She had a challenging and interesting life that helped to shape her into the quiet, dignified, and elegant lady that she was. Patti's parents divorced shortly after she was born, and her mother passed away when Patti was just six years of age. She was then cared for by her loving grandparents until her grandmother passed away a few months later. Her grandfather was unable to care for Patti by himself, so she stayed temporarily with various relatives. Patti recalled riding the train to Oregon as a young child to live with an aunt and her family for a while. Around the age of seven, her mother's younger sister - just twelve years older than Patti - took her in and raised her to adulthood as her own child. She attended East Bakersfield and Bakersfield High Schools, graduating from BHS in 1953, and took a job at Brock's Department Store downtown. Patti was married in 1956 to her high school sweetheart, Lynn Weeks, with whom she had four children. Patti and her growing family moved often as required by Lynn's career. She said that she simply regarded as adventures these moves to Oceanside, Bakersfield, Taft, Los Angeles, Taft, Bakersfield, and Ventura. Patti was very humble, suffered from a lack of confidence, and never thought she did a good enough job. The truth is that she was an excellent mother, caring for four children born in four and a half years, including one toddler often sick with a life threatening illness. The kids were always very well cared for - clean, with home cooked meals, including a hot breakfast on cold winter days, clean well-mended clothes, and a clean house. She loved to read, and often took the kids with her to the library, instilling reading as a significant part of their lives. She always set a good example. When conflict arose, her compelling advice was always to "take the high road" as she called it. She stressed the values of love of family, honesty, and doing the right thing. Being of humble origin, she appreciated elegance, beauty, and finer things, and she worked hard to make a nice home with limited means. She enjoyed playing cards and board games with the family. She loved music, dancing, flowers, and interior design. Described by others as a very classy lady, she had a deep underlying sense of dignity that was both patient and nonjudgmental. She had endless love for her often willful and stubborn children! After divorcing in 1977, Patti relocated to Bakersfield, working for the next 16 years as a hostess and in retail sales of clothing and shoes; customers may remember Patti from the Bistro, Gottschalk's, Ward's, and Sullivan's. During this period, as her children had families of their own, they grew in appreciation of the remarkable job Patti had done in childrearing and homemaking. Holidays and special occasions meant gathering around Patti so she could share their love and adoration. A gem of a woman and well deserving, Patti was blessed in 1993 with Mr. William Calder Stark, a loving husband totally devoted to her. Patti and Calder shared wine, music, dancing, trips to the coast and mountains, cruises, and their faithful canine companion Reina. They enjoyed a beautiful home that was always open to friends and family. In times of need Patti was always there, and helped to raise a grandson just as she had raised her own children. All were welcome in the Stark residence! After Calder's passing in 2006, Patti relocated to San Luis Obispo to enjoy the coastal beauty. In declining health, she came home to Bakersfield in 2009, where she remained until her passing, surrounded by family and friends. Miss Patti was preceded in death by her husband, William Calder Stark; mother, Florene Holmes (Billie Underwood); father, Harold Patkoski; infant sister, Deanna Underwood; maternal grandparents, John and Mae Holmes; and maternal aunt and mother, Mozelle Nishkian. She is survived her daughter, Valory Foster of Bakersfield and granddaughter, Elizabeth Berry; son, Carey Weeks of San Luis Obispo and granddaughter Maya Weeks; son, Dr. Jonathan Weeks and daughter-in-law Jasmine of Bakersfield and grandchildren, Alyssa, Ryan, Hannah and an unborn child; and son, Raymond Weeks of Avenal and grandson, Jeffrey Weeks; brother, Father Craig Plunkett of Clovis; sister-in-law, Judith Langley; and numerous extended family and friends. The family extends thanks and appreciation to the staff of Pacifica Senior Living and Hoffmann Hospice. Donations may be made to Hoffmann Hospice and the Bakersfield SPCA. A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held in the chapel at Greenlawn Cemetery, 3700 River Blvd, Bakersfield on Tuesday, November 23rd, at 2 p.m. Greenlawn Mortuary



Patricia Rondeau

PATRICIA RAE RONDEAU (CAMPBELL) Age 62, resident of Riverside, CA for 30 years, peacefully passed away at her home in her sleep on 11/16/2010 due to natural causes. Patricia was born 01/02/1948 in Eugene, Oregon. She was a bookkeeper for 30 years and earned her Associates degree. Patricia is survived by her daughters, Leslie Jones of Yucca Valley, CA, Rebecca Rondeau of Riverside; mother, Gail Campbell; brothers, Henry Campbell of Arizona, Tim Campbell of Riverside, Greg Campbell of Murrieta and Donald Campbell of Corona; sisters, Pam Campbell and Penny Diomartich; 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Rene Rondeau. Funeral on 11/22/10, 10am at Acheson & Graham. Arrangements under the direction of Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary (951) 688-1221



Paul Brunmeier Sr.

Paul Brunmeier, Sr., Resident of Sunnyvale, 84, died October 26, 2010 in Sunnyvale from complications of COPD. He was a loving father; proud grandfather; WW II naval veteran (USS Hoist); active for over 40 years in the retail clerks/UFCW union; achieved the American Dream; repaired and rebuilt bikes, TVs, clocks, radios, cars; was an avid garage sale/flea market trader; taught bicycle repair; was a pioneer in the recycling movement., He is survived by brother Herman Brunmeier of Brookings, OR; children Paul Jr. and wife Valerie of San Jose, CA, Patrick of Mt. Shasta, CA, Victoria and partner Steve Davis of Cupertino, CA; grandchildren Ryan, Jacob, Connor and Adam Brunmeier. Predeceased by wife LaVerne Rose (Tocher) Brunmeier; brothers Ferdinand, Emil, Rinehold, Aaron ("Joe"), Rudolph, Leopold, Richard; sisters Elsie Gaynor, Lydia Walker, Frieda Mullins and Delores Palar., A private memorial service will be held at the home of Paul and Valerie.



Paul Camera

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Paulson, Joanne

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Joanne Paulson, 81 SAN MARCOS -- Joanne Paulson passed away Friday, November 12, 2010, at the age of 81. She will be remembered for ..... 



Pearl G. Cogen

Cogen, Pearl G. February 11, 1924 - November 15, 2010 Pearl G. Cogen, of Huntington Beach, CA died peacefully in her sleep at home on November 15, 2010. Pearl was born in Brooklyn, NY on February 11, 1924 to Samuel and Freda Glassberg. After graduating from Brooklyn College in 1945, she worked as a social worker at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. She moved to Los Angeles in 1950 and later graduated from Southwestern University Law School. She was an attorney in the 60's and 70's, finishing her career at Texaco. After retiring, Pearl became involved in the Orchid Society. She was an accomplished painter and sculptor. Among her favorite activities were traveling and playing bridge. Pearl donated her large collection of perfume bottles to the Redlands Glass Museum in Redlands, CA. Pearl is survived by her husband Leo, her daughter Jan, her sons Howard and Robert, her brother Murray, her stepson Bill and stepdaughter Melinda, and five grandchildren. Memorial gifts may be sent to: The Cogen Scholarship Academy of Performing Arts at Huntington Beach High School Huntington Beach Educational Enrichment Foundation 1905 Main St. Huntington Beach, CA 92648



Peggy Fukagai

Peggy Y. Fukagai Peggy passed away at home in San Francisco on November 4, 2010, at the age of 94, from complications of Alzheimer's disease. Wife of the late Kozo Fukagai for 51 years. Mother to Sylvia (William) Corrigan and Cynthia (Mike) Sugawara. Grandmother to Filip, Stefanie and Nick Sugawara. Peggy surrounded her life with love of family, friends, pets, art, and music. She sang in numerous functions including the chorus of the light opera performed at Stern Grove. In 1951 she sang at the Opera House for the S.F.Treaty of Peace signing. She formed the Satsuki Kai chorus which continues to this day. Her family is forever grateful for the incredible loving care she received for nearly 11 years from Uinita Puafisi. We will miss Peggy who inspired and nurtured us and showed a loving passion for life. It was her earlier request that private services be held.



Perez, Olivia Salazar

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Olivia Salazar Perez March 30, 1919 - Nov. 19, 2010 Former Fremont Resident Our beloved mother Olivia, while surrounded by her family, peacefully joined ..... 



Perseveranda B. Avaricio (In Memoriam)

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Peter Barajas

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Peter Padilla

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Phelps, Laura Jean

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM

Laura Jean Phelps, 24 OCEANSIDE / VISTA -- Laura Jean Phelpspassed away Sunday, November 7, 2010. She was born on May 29, 1986 in ..... 



Rachel Eleouise Simpson

A servant of God, age 89, died peacefully at home on Sunday, November 14, 2010 following a brief illness. Born January 31, 1921 in Slaton, Texas, she moved to Oklahoma before settling in Gardena, California. Rachel loved good food and socializing, enjoyed going on trips with friends to Laughlin, and had a wonderful smile that could light up a room. She was predeceased by her only child, Marsha Anderson, who died in 1996. She is survived by her son-in-law, Carl Anderson; grandson, Donald Anderson; Beth Anderson, granddaughter-in-law, and two great-grandsons, all of whom live in southern California, and brought great joy to her life. Services will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, November 23, at Calvary Baptist Church, 4081 W. El Segundo Blvd, Hawthorne, California. Relatives and friends are welcome at the service and the reception at the church immediately following. Burial will be held at 11:00am, Tuesday, November 23, at Roosevelt Memorial Park, 182555 S. Vermont Ave, Gardena, California. Please sign the guest book at



Rachel Mae Krauss

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,,



Ralph House

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Raymond Dominguez LaRue

Raymond Dominguez LaRue October 6, 1953 - November 18, 2010 Raymond Dominguez LaRue was born in King City, California on October 6, 1953 to Margaret Dominguez LaRue and Steve LaRue. Ray met his longtime partner Patricia Espinoza in 1979; the couple had a son Ray Jr. in 1981. Raymond was an avid reader, but also known as the life of the party, he loved making everyone laugh. He was an outgoing man, who enjoyed socializing with friends, and also met many new friends because he loved talking to everyone. Raymond had a close relationship with his mother. He also enjoyed spending time with his family. Raymond was preceded in death by his father, Steve LaRue; brother, Donnie LaRue; nephew, Richard LaRue; and niece, Kelley Nunez. He is survived by his long time partner Patricia Espinoza; mother, Margaret LaRue; son, Raymond LaRue, Jr., brothers, Ronald LaRue, Ricky LaRue and wife Kay, Tony LaRue, Alex LaRue and Michael LaRue and wife Gabby; sisters, Linda Maldonado, Cindy LaRue, Connie LaRue, Norma LaRue and Renee LaRue; one grandson, Raymond I. LaRue and numerous nieces and nephews. Recitation of The Holy Rosary will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 5pm at Peters Funeral Home for Raymond Dominguez LaRue, age 57, of Wasco, who passed away on November, 18, 2010 in Delano. Mass of Christian Burial will be said on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 10 a.m at St. John's Catholic Church. Father John Fluetsch will officiate the service and internment will follow at the Wasco Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 from 4-8 p.m. at Peters Funeral Home. Please sign Raymond's online guestbook at, Peters Funeral Home - Wasco



Raymond N. "Ray" Martinelli

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Rene V. Bello

Bello, Rene V. July 2, 1937 - November 16, 2010 Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. 



Renowned Bay Area artist Oliveira dies

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:05 AM 

Nathan Oliveira, a Bay Area artist who achieved national prominence fusing abstract expressionism and figuration in psychologically charged canvases that explored human isolation and alienation, died Saturday at his home in Palo Alto. He was 81.



Reynard "Buck" Dobbs

Reynard (Buck) Dobbs 1925 - 2010 Buck was born on October 15, 1925 in Carney, Oklahoma to Roy and Prudie Dobbs. Buck passed away on November 13, 2010. He grew up in Ponca City, Oklahoma and proudly served in the, as a gunner with the Naval Air Crew on the U.S.S. Kadashan Bay in, . He married Bette Troxel in 1945 and they had one son, Mike who preceded them in death in 1989. They moved from Oklahoma to Bakersfield in 1953, and Buck worked many years in the oilfield as a salesman. He retired with wonderful friendships and many entertaining stories. He always retained his great sense of humor. He was a beloved son, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and will be truly missed by everyone who was blessed to have known him. We are honoring Buck's request to not have any services.



Rhonda Evensen

Dec. 30, 1965- Nov. 14, 2010, Rhonda was born Dec. 30, 1965 in Ponce Puerto Rico while her parents were stationed at the US Navy base, Ft. Allen. Her first few days of life were quite hectic having extreme difficulty retaining any nourishment. However, she fought and fought and continued on through life taking part in many activities such as Brownies, Girl Scouts, school and church functions. Seldom did a day go by that Rhonda was not actively participating in one of many functions., During her early years, Rhonda lived in Puerto Rico, Illinois (twice), Wisconsin and Maryland, settling in Simi Valley with her parents, Beverly and Wayne Turk, brothers, Tim and Chris, and sister, Shari. In 1986 she met and fell in love with the man of her life, James Evensen, Jr., whom she married on June 25, 1988. Rhonda and Jim had a deep love for one another. In 1990 their daughter Madelynn was born, and three years later Rhonda gave birth to their son Trevor., Rhonda had strong traditional family values and believed in sit-down dinners together, being involved in all the family activities, and sharing time together. She was also a big fan of traveling and wanted to see world. She visited Japan, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Aruba, the Caribbean, and Hawaii on many occasions, as well as traveling throughout the United States, including Alaska., Her other interests included camping, hiking, motorcycle riding, socializing, and driving her Corvette. She possessed many talents and was an accomplished interior designer and florist., She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Cecil and Lila Turk; her maternal grandparents, John and Mildred Stables; her uncle, Ronald Stables; and her father-in-law, Jim Evensen, Sr., She is survived by her parents, siblings, husband, and children.



Richard Arthur "Moon" Hollingsworth

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Richard Bell

Richard "Dick" Bell, Resident of Aromas, 3-25-37 - 11-16-2010, Loving husband of fifty years to Audrey. Loving father of six children: Jeff, Cristi, Toby, Jay, Jodi, Jillian, and their spouses. Doting grandpa to nineteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren., Retired from, to a ranch in Aromas. U.S. Vet (Airforce 57-61). Proud K State graduate, 1967. #1 fan of the 49ers and Giants - "thank you Giants for winning the World Series for him"., Memorial mass at Mission San Juan Bautista, Tuesday, November 23rd, at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers and in honor of Dick's brave fight against cancer, please donate to the University of Colorado Hospital, Lung Cancer Specialized Program of Research,, under quick links choose -Give to UCH.



Richard Lee "Rick" Tacker

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Richard Matcham Perez

Richard Matcham Perez, 19, of Vacaville died Nov. 16, 2010. He attended Will C. Wood High School and had just graduated high school in Modesto., Memorial Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010 at 10 a.m. at The Father's House, 122 Peabody Road, Vacaville., Arrangements by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 615 Merchant St., Vacaville, 448-4900.,



Riley, Terry

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Terry Riley OCEANSIDE -- Theresa Irene Riley, cherished wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away on Sunday, November 14, 2010 in the beloved ..... 



Rita "Erica" (Gonzalez) Vigil

Rita "Erica" Vigil, 32, of Hanford, California passed away on Monday, November 8, 2010 in Fresno, California surrounded by her loving family. She loved her life as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt and friend., Erica was born in Salinas, California on March 12, 1978 to Juan and Maria Gonzalez. Erica worked briefly for Midas and then worked for Natividad Hospital in medical records. She moved to Hanford, California in 2002. Erica met Alfonso Vigil Rivera in Salinas at the Sheriff Posse Grounds in 2002 and they married on August 9, 2003. To this union was born two beautiful daughters, Jisselle Leanna and Arianna Nicole whom she cherished. Erica loved dancing, making others laugh with her great sense of humor, shopping for her daughters, and spending time on Facebook communicating with her family and friends. Her family was most important to her and she looked forward to each of their times together. Erica was always put on a pedestal and was loved by all who knew her. She had an infectious smile that was contagious to those around her. She will be greatly missed., Erica leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband, Alfonso Vigil Rivera of Hanford, CA; two daughters, Jisselle (6) and Arianna (1 1/2), both of Hanford, CA; her parents, Juan and Maria Gonzalez of Hanford, CA; two brothers, Isaac Gonzalez and wife, Melissa of Solidad, CA and Juan Gonzalez and Christiana Tavares of Hanford, CA; one sister, Denise Gonzalez and Eric Barboza of Hanford, CA and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends., Visitation will be held at People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty Street in Hanford, CA on Sunday, November 14, 2010 from 3 - 8 p.m. with the Recitation of Rosary at 6 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 10 a.m. at St. Brigid Catholic Church of Hanford. There will be a second time of visitation on Monday, November 15, 2010 from 12 - 5 p.m. at People's Funeral Chapel. Interment will be private., There will be a trust fund established for Jisselle and Arianna. Those interested in helping the Vigil family, please call Isaac Gonzalez at (831)774 6446., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements entrusted to People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591.



Robert Edgar McCaughna

Private graveside services for Robert "Bob" Edgar McCaughna, 88, were held this past week in Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif., Mr. McCaughna passed away on Thursday, Oct., 21, in VacaValley Hospital after a brief bout with cancer., He was born on July 20, 1922, in Glendale, Calif., to James Allen and Margaret (Cobel) McCaughna., In his working years, he was a manager for 10 of those years, specializing in construction., Survivors include his wife, Hazel of Vacaville, and four nephews., Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700,,



Robert Gaddini

1942 ~ 2010 Robert Gaddini, 68, was born in October 1942 and passed away Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010. He was a dedicated father who was passionate about life and his beloved family. He served in the Vietnam War and spent the last 20 years residing in Santa Margarita. He was an extremely hard working member of the Ironworker''s Union and was known to be able to "weld anything except a broken heart." He will be truly missed everyday by his daughters, Suzanne Gaddini (32) and Lisa Simpson (34); mother of his children, Susan Gaddini; and many best friends and extended family. A public memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010 at the Atascadero First Assembly, 5545 Ardilla Ave. in Atascadero.



Robert Gordon Denison

Robert "Bobby" Gordon Denison, an eight-year resident of San Pedro, CA, passed away on November 2, 2010 in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. He was born September 15, 1915 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Robert was a career military officer in the United States Air Force (Ret. Maj. USAF) and was stationed at many military bases in the U.S. and abroad. During his honorable career, he proudly served his country in combat in



Robert K. Mirrielees

Robert K. Mirrielees, 95, of Ridgefield. Husband of the late Elinor (Richardson) Mirrielees. Father of Elizabeth Sganga, Bruce Mirrielees and the late Robert A. Mirrielees. November 10, 2010. Memorial services will take place on Saturday November 27th at 1 p.m. in the Ridgebury Congregational Church, 605 Ridgebury Road, Ridgefield with the Rev. John D. Heeckt officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgebury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Regional Hospice of Western CT, Home Care Program, 405 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810. Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield is in charge of arrangements.



Robert Lee Owen

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 Michael CENTODUCATI

CENTODUCATI, Robert Michael April 25, 1943-November 13, 2010 Prayer Service at Good Shepherd Church in Beverly Hills Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010. 



Roger Mount Jones

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Rogers, Peggy

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Peggy Rogers Sept. 19, 1931 - Nov. 17, 2010 Resident of Newark Peggy Rogers, 79, entered into eternal rest on Nov. 17 surrounded by .....



Romine, Blanche

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Blanche Romine, 95 SAN MARCOS -- Blanche Romine was born May 21, 1915, and raised in Manhattan, New York City. Blanche was married to ..... 



Ruth Ann Banks

66, passed away on November 17, 2010. She was a native of Wisconsin and a resident of Eureka, California. At her request there will be no services. For more information please contact Pierce Mortuary, 707-442-3751, Eureka, California. 



Ruth Ann Hoheisel

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S. Gilbert Cook

S. GILBERT COOK MAY 1916 ~ NOV. 2010 Passed away peacefully at Casa de Modesto with his two daughters by his side on November 8, 2010 at the age of 94. Gilbert was born in Eugene, Oregon to Thad and Kathryn Cook in 1916. He served his country in the National Guard from 1934-1937, and graduated in 1939 from Washington State University. He later earned Lifetime Credentials in both Vocational and Secondary Education. He was also a Master sheet metal craftsman and he employed this skill in his teaching as well as remaining an active sheet metal worker throughout his career. He specialized in Industrial Arts Adult Education, teaching in Yakima, Washington at Perry Technical Institute and in Spokane, Washington at the Trade Technical School. Later, he accepted a position as Director for Vocational and Adult Education at Everett, Washington Junior College. In 1957, he relocated to California and taught for the Modesto City Schools until retirement. Gilbert was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing which his grandfather taught him to do as a young boy. His reverent appreciation for the beauty of the natural world was shared with people wherever he went. He was active in sports during school and continued this interest along with his many other hobbies, including camping, golf, gardening and playing cards. In 1940, he wed his beloved sweetheart, Louise, and they were happily married for 66 years. Together, they always took great joy in entertaining and cooking for family and friends at home, especially enjoying their California vacation beach house for many years. Ahighlight of their retirement was traveling with their recreational vehicle throughout North America and taking a long dreamed-of trip to Hong Kong. He had many interests, but most of all, he loved people, cherishing his wife, children and grandchildren, his extended family and his many treasured friends from all walks of life. He lived with optimism, humor, joy, generosity, compassion and wisdom. Gilbert is survived by his loving daughters, Kathryn J. Learned of Santa Rosa, California and Caroline J. Jones of Fairfax, California; his adoring grandchildren, Vance H. Reese, Kimberlee Julianne Reese, Carmen M. Colemere and Nikolas J. Jones. He is preceded in death by his wife, Louise K. Cook in 2006 and his parents. Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to Casa de Modesto, 1745 Eldena Way, Modesto, California 95350. A Memorial Celebration of Life Service will be held at Casa de Modesto on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Please share your memories at, ALLEN MORTUARY




JONES, SAM E. Gunnery Sergeant USMC Ret. Sam E. Jones was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on February 19, 1929, resided in San Diego since 1945 and passed peacefully on November 1, 2010. Sam served honorably as a U.S. Marine from 1946-1968 and retired as a Gunnery Sergeant. Sam was a Veteran of Korea and Vietnam. Among his awards are the, and two, s. Sam was a member of the "Chosin Few", the 1st Marine Division Association, Easy & Fox 2/5 Associations, S.W. Hackett #574, Scottish Rite, Al Bahr Shrine, and the Legion of Honor. Sam passed away with his close friends and his beloved wife Margaret of 41 years at his side. He received the proper honors from the Marine Corps. All that knew Sam will sorely miss him. A memorial service will be held on November 28, 2010 at 2:00 p.m., Scottish Rite, 1895 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: Al Bahr Shrine Transportation Fund, (858) 292-0092 or San Diego Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center, (619) 291-2506.




LAMB, SARAH LINDGREEN Sarah Lindgeen Lamb passed away peacefully at her home on November 8, 2010. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Jerry of 66 years. Sarah Modin was born on May 29, 1924 in San Dimas, California. She was the third of six children born to Levi Lee and Pearl Marie Lindgreen. She was known to her loved ones as Dene and is survived by her son Steve, daughter-in-law Gail, sisters Nola and Loreen and brother Jerry. Growing up in San Dimas surrounded by citrus orchards, one of Sarah's favorite memories is canning fruit at Grandma's house. The family moved to San Diego in 1941 and became part of Kearney High School's first graduation class. Sarah and Jerry met each other while both worked for Ryan Aircraft during the war. Since Jerry was gone from home a lot as a building contractor, Sarah's time with her family was treasured. For many years camping and fishing in Baja was very special to the family. Her passion for genealogy led her to communicate with people all over the world. Dene was so much more to her family and friends than can be mentioned. Memorial services will be held at El Camino Memorial Park on November 27th at 10 a.m. Park's phone number is 858-458-6505.[]




ADCOCK, SOCORRO May 13, 1945 - November 13, 2010 Rosary 6pm Tuesday at St. Martin of Tours Mass 10am Wednesday at St. Martin of Tours Goodbody Mortuary 619-582-1700 



Sadie Grace Dray

Born May 28, 2009 Sadie Grace Dray died peacefully at home with her mother on November 13, 2010. During her one and a half years with us she was cuddled and kissed and so greatly loved. She no longer has to struggle. Sadie is daughter to Rebecca Dray and Damion Dray; sister to Alexis Coddington. She will be missed always. A memorial service will be held Monday November 22nd at 2:00 p.m. at St. James Church, 125 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy. Petaluma, Ca. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate contributions to the Brayden Durant Children's Foundation, PO Box 945, Wilton, California 95693 or visit the foundation's website at



Sally Ward

Sally Ward passed away on November 16, leaving a legacy of over 3,000 watercolors and oils in homes, businesses, galleries, public buildings and private collections all over the world. She enjoyed a 30-year career in the Palm Springs, Calif. area which she depicted as it was prior to mid-20th-century commercial and residential development. Sally studied art with some of America's great masters, including Eliot O'Hara, George Post, and Rex Brandt. During the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle, Sally's work was displayed in the Encyclopedia Britannica exhibit, resulting in increased exposure and major sales. In the mid-1960s, Sally was part of a group of five northwest artists who tested their skills on a plein aire road trip to southwestern deserts, resulting in a highly successfully Seattle show in which every single painting completed by the individual artists found buyers. Sally's "love affair" with the deserts and mountains of the Southwest was off to a great start. Sally was born in Kalispell, Montana on June 2, 1909, during the presidency of William Howard Taft, and witnessed much of the history of frontier America. As an artist of the mid-20th century, she chronicled the remnants of the Old West of Montana, Idaho and north-central Washington State where she lived for many years. She relocated with her husband, Austin L. Ward, to Cathedral City in 1973. Austin died in 1974. Thelma was born to Maurice Rasmussen and Annie Fletten Rasmussen in Kalispell, Montana in 1909 and was preceded in death by her parents and siblings Harry Rasmussen (Eva) from Okanogan, Washingon; Evelyn Freeland (Floyd), of Couer d'Alene, Idaho; Mildred Mehl (Ed) Wenatchee, Washington; and Grace Bergman Siemons, Wenatchee, Washington; by her beloved niece, Marilyn Stephens, and by her husband, Austin Ward. She leaves a daughter, Susan Ward, of Tucson, Arizona, her nieces and nephews Ken Rasmussen (Eileen)of Powell Butte, Oregon; Roger Mehl (Anne) of Eugene, Oregon; Marlene Rasmussen Larson (Glen) of Chattaroy, Washingon; Gary Freeland (Judy of Bailey Colorado; Nancy Minor (Ed) of Post Falls, Idaho; Jim Freeland (Frona) of Loveland, Colorado; Doug Mehl (Cheryl) of Castle Rock, Colorado, and her nephew of the heart, Terry Stephens of Palm Desert, California, and great and great-great nieces and nephews. Sally will be laid to rest next to her husband, Austin, in East Wenatchee, Washington. At Sally's request, no funeral will be held, but a display of her art and a party will be held in Tucson, Arizona early in 2011. Details will be available at Sally's work is on display at Classic Consignments, Palm Desert, and through Sally Ward, Artist, LLC, at



Sandra Maness

SANDRA KAY MANESS Age 58, resident of Rialto, CA for 10 years, passed away 11/14/2010 at her home. Sandra was born in Blythe, CA. She retired as a Dental Hygienist Asst. Sandra is survived by her sisters, Betty Pope of San Jacinto, CA and Darlene Maness of Lubbock, TX; brothers, Bill Maness of Canton, TX, Dale Maness of Lubbock, TX and Glen Maness of Canton, TX. Private services are being held at a later date. Arrangements Entrusted To Green Acres Mortuary 11715 Cedar Ave. Bloomington, CA 92316 (909) 877-2311



Santiago, Jason Gilbert

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Jason Gilbert Santiago Mar. 6, 1987 - Nov. 17, 2010 Resident of Fremont, CA Jason Gilbert Santiago passed away suddenly on Tuesday morning. He .....



Saunders, Sara Gertrude

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Sara Gertrude Saunders 12/05/1919 ~10/15/2010 OCEANSIDE -- Using Sara's own analogy of "dancing alone" after Cliff's passing -- "you danced together for 61 years, .....



Scott Frederick Paul Caron

SCOTT FREDERICK PAUL CARON AUG 23, 1964 - NOV 15, 2010 Scott Caron, beloved grandson, son, brother, father and grandfather, died peacefully after a short illness at Marshall Hospital in Placerville, California with his family by his side. Scott's infectious spirit touched the lives of so many in both his personal and professional lives. He enjoyed fishing, riding motorcycles, and spending time with his loving family. His intelligence, quick wit, and boisterous sense of humor brought so much joy to all. His amazing laugh will be remembered and will bring a smile to everyone who knew and loved him. Scott is survived by his daughter Jacquelinn (Brandon), his granddaughters Brooklynn and Ashlynn, his son Drue, his mother Pamela Hinojosa, his father James (Judith) Caron, his sister Kristen (Chappie) Caron-DeHaven, his grandmother Gloria Bond, and his many loving aunts, uncles and cousins, Glen and Cindy Mahler, Ryan Mahler, Kevin Mahler, Randy Bond, Greg and Pam Bond, Joey Bond, Joshua Bond and Jeremy Bond. Scott was an avid supporter of the MMA Toy Run which sponsors Toys for Tots. Donations may be made in his honor at Modified Motorcycle Association, 3308 El Camino Ave., Suite 300-232, Sacramento, CA 95821. Please note the Scott Caron Fund for Toys for Tots.



Severino, Barbara S.

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Barbara S. Severino, 66 CARLSBAD -- Barbara S. Severino passed away Tuesday, November 16, 2010. She was born October 20, 1944 in Upland, Calif, .....



Sheri (Lunsted) Ghahghahi

Sheri (Lunsted) Ghahghahi, 51, of Fairfield, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 14., Sheri is survived by her parents, Sherwood and Grace Lunsted; and brothers, Timothy, Tom and Kevin. Sheri graduated from Armijo High, Class of 1977. She was a psych technician for the past nine years at San Quentin., A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m. at Fairfield Funeral Home., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., 425-1041,,



Sheri K. Ghahghahi

Sheri K. Ghahghahi, 51, of Fairfield, died on Sunday, Nov. 14., She was born on July 30, 1959., A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at Fairfield Funeral Home., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., 425-1041,



Sherry Marie Ferraro

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Shirley D. Bledsoe

Shirley D. Bledsoe, 2/3/1940 - 11/14/2010, Shirley D. Bledsoe, 70, native of Modesto, died at her home in Rocklin, Calif., Daughter of John D. and Pauline M. (Braswell) Bledsoe., Survivor's include: her daughter, Deana and Gerry Scott, her granddaughter, Katie and (Jonathan Duarte), her grandson Jerry T. Scott, three great-granddaughters; Hailey, Victoria and Emily: three brothers: John D. Bledsoe, Tommy Beall, Buddy and Marcia Beall, and one sister Gloria and Mike Freed: five nieces and five nephews., Graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, November 22, 2010 at Rocklin Cemetery., Arrangements by Chaple of the Valley 916-797-1448.



Shirley Dean Bledsoe

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Shirley Walker

Passed away at home in Graton on November 16, 2010 surrounded by her loving family at the age of 80. Shirley was a member of early Pioneer families on both sides dating back to the 1850's. She was a member of the PEO Chapter AJ, Farm Bureau, 50 year member of the Graton Community Club, and Secretary and Bookkeeper for the Graton Fire Dept. Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Lee Walker; daughter, Sue Walker; two sons, Lee (Barbara) Walker III and John (Cindy) Walker; three grandchildren, T.J. (Michelle) Beckman, Kyler and Clay Walker; two great-grandchildren, Austin and Blaine Beckman; sister, Gloria Kitchel. A Viewing will be held Friday, November 19th from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Pleasant Hills Memorial Park, 1700 Pleasant Hill Rd., Sebastopol. Funeral Services will be held Monday, Nov. 22nd at 11:00 a.m. at the Community Church of Sebastopol, 1000 Gravenstein Hwy North. Graveside Services will be held Tuesday, November 23rd at 11:00 a.m. at Pleasant Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Shirley's name to the Hospice by the Bay in Sonoma or The Humane Society. Arrangements under direction of: PLEASANT HILLS MORTUARY (707) 823-5042



Specker, Herbert Henry

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Herbert Henry Specker, 95 05/11/1915 ~ 11/16/2010 FALLBROOK -- Herbert Henry Specker passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, in Fallbrook, Calif., his home .....




Sister M. Helen Bendik, O.P. Sister Helen Bendik, a Dominican Sister of San Rafael, died peacefully at Our Lady of Lourdes Convent in San Rafael on November 16, 2010. Helen was born in Youngstown, Ohio, the youngest of five children. Her family moved to San Francisco where Helen attended Sacred Heart Grammar School and graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy. Older than Helen by three years, her sister, Marie, was already a Dominican Sister of San Rafael. Helen entered the convent and became Sister Aloysius. For twenty-three years Sister Aloysius taught and was principal at Catholic elementary schools in San Rafael, Napa, Stockton, Antioch and Oakland. In the late 1970s she received special training in spiritual direction which enabled her to minister in the Archdiocesan Tribunal Office and as Director of the Santa Sabina Retreat Center. In 1983, Sister Helen earned a second Master's degree in Religion at Seattle University and served as part of the campus ministry team from 1984 until1995. Sister Helen was a beloved pastoral associate at St. Cecilia's Parish in San Francisco for eight years, coordinating senior activities and supporting the RENEW program. She was predeceased by her brothers, John and Joe Bendik, and by her sister, Sister Jeanne Marie, O.P. Sister Helen is survived by her brother, Tom Bendik, her nieces and nephews, Maureen Killpack, Cathy Davis, Tom Bendik Daly, Anthony Bendik, Caroline Bendik Nguyen, Michael Bendik, Lorraine Mitralsky, Judy Taylor, Jeanne Bendik, Maya and Stefan Bendik and Jennifer Bendik Kovacs, and by her Dominican Sisters. A vigil will be held at the Dominican Sisters Center, 1520 Grand Avenue in San Rafael on Monday, November 22 at 7:00 p.m. The funeral Mass will be held at St. Raphael Church, Fifth Avenue and A Street in San Rafael on Tuesday, November 23 at 11:00 a.m. Burial at St. Dominic Cemetery in Benicia will take place on Wednesday, November 24 at 10:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, Development Office, 1520 Grand Avenue, San Rafael California, 94901. Monte's Chapel Of the Hills San Anselmo ~ 453-8440



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St. Andre, Clarence J. "Saint"

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Clarence J. St. Andre "Saint" 9/29/17-11/13/10 San Lorenzo Clarence Joseph St. Andre was born in Central Falls, Rhode Island, in 1917, the second of ..... 



Stanley Joseph GIEDZINSKI

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Steele, Christie K.

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Christie K. Steele, 66 ESCONDIDO -- Christie K. Steele passed away in her sleep on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at San Diego Medical Center/Kaiser ..... 



Steven Craig AKIYAMA

AKIYAMA, Steven Craig A Celebration of Life service for the late Mr. Steven Craig Akiyama, a 56-year old San Diego, California born resident of Irvine, who passed away on November 7, 2010 at his residence, will be held on Saturday, November 27, from 10:00AM at Wintersburg Presbyterian Church, 2000 North Fairview Street, Santa Ana. The family requests that flowers please be omitted. Steve is predeceased by his father Ses. Steve is survived by his loving wife, Joan; daughters, Kristin and Kariann; his beloved mother, Betty Akiyama; sister, Susan (Stan) Yoshihara; brother-in-law, Eugene (Nancy) Tamura; nephews, Glenn (Lori) and Gregg (Lisa) Tamura, Duston and Jarod Yoshihara; and many other relatives Steve will be greatly missed by his family, friends and co-workers. (213) 626-0441



Stewart Verrill Folger

Stewart Verrill Folger October 13,1919 - November 13, 2010 Stewart Verrill Folger, 91, passed away November 13, 2010 in Bakersfield, CA. Stew was born on October 13, 1919 in Flushing, New York to Alpheus and Hazel (Cobb) Folger. Stewart was delivered by a family member Rupert Folger M.D. Stew earned his Merchant Marine certification as a Seaman in 1938. When World War II began Stew enlisted in the, . After being trained as radio technician he was assigned to the Army Air Corps Crash Boat Base in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. As a Sergeant he was assigned as a skipper of P-575 a twin engine crash boat. When Stew left the Army he settled in Southern California, where he started FD Contours, a machine tool company. He owned this company well in to his eighties. Stew married Mildred Campbell in November of 1963. One of their many activities was competing in dance roller skating. Stew and Mille also loved to travel, as long as it was on bicycles. They took many vacations including biking across Russia in their seventies. They continued to ride through out California and the western United States. Stew was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred (Campbell) Folger. He is survived by his children: Kathy Picco (Hemet), Steve Campbell (Tehachapi), Jack Campbell (Fort Collins, Co), Suzanne O'Connor (Huntington Beach), Pat Folger ( Anaheim). Stew's Grandchildren include: Kathy's children: Karen Toole, Mitch Warrenburg, Gia Pena. Steve's Children: Nicolle Cooper, Cory Campbell, Kristofer Campbell, Cooper Campbell. Jack's children: Jordan Campbell, Nicholas Campbell and Kaili Campbell. Susanne's children: Joshua Petraitis. Pat's children: Christine Owen, Elizabeth Folger, Amber Whitaker, and Ginny Folger. Great grandchildren include: Tasha, Timothy, Amanda, Michael, Marshall, Raelynne, Christina, Mitchie, Erin, Christian, Joseph, Jillian, Russell, Brady, Andrew, Graci, Victoria, Ainsley, Gabriella, Jainan , Seth, Cheyenne, Bailey, Jacob, Job, Jeremy. Great-great grandchildren include: Ian, Ethan, Jordyn, Isabella, Sienna. The Family is extremely thankful to the caring staff of Emeritus Assisted Living and Memory Care, and Odyssey Hospice. Their loving care helped make our father's final years happy and peaceful. Services will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Park Chapel 9101 Kern Canyon Rd. Bakersfield, CA, 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 23, 2010.



Susan K. Toll

Susan K. Toll, 82, of Newtown, died Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at Filosa Nursing Home in Danbury. Sue was born in New York City on January 5, 1928, the oldest daughter of Sidney G. and Ruth (Goss) Kelley. She is survived by her brother Sidney G. Kelley, Jr. of Ridgefield; her sister Joan (Kelley) Edler of Cornwall; her three children, Stephen W. Toll, Michael B. Toll, and Molly Toll-Reed; and six grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Sue was predeceased by her husband Oliver Wolcott (Will) Toll, Jr. and daughter Catherine Toll. Sue graduated from Forest Hills High School, Queens, NYC in 1945 and Bryn Mawr College in 1949, and married O. Wolcott Toll, Jr. in the same year. The couple moved to Newtown in 1951, living first on Parmalee Hill Road, then at Pocono Farm on Pocono Road in 1954, where they raised their four children. A self-taught and accomplished equestrian rider and instructor, horse trainer and breeder, Sue became interested in horses as a youngster when her family spent summers in Cornwall, where she cared for neighbors' horses for 25 cents an hour. She started teaching horseback riding at Pocono Farm in the 1960's. Later she moved her teaching practice to Open Gate Stables in Newtown and then to the Mountain Valley Farm in Southbury. An Assistant Professor at Post University in Waterbury. for many years, Sue also helped to develop the University's equestrian program. An enthusiastic, energetic and caring person, Sue developed many lasting friendships through activities and interests that tended to involve animals, gardening and the outdoors. She contributed much of her time and leadership to a wide variety of organizations including 4-H, Pony Club, the Connecticut Dressage Association, the Newtown Garden Club, Friends of the Newtown Library, Newtown Bridle Lanes, the Newtown Forest Association, and as a volunteer at Danbury Hospital. A survivor of Scarlet Fever and Lyme Disease, Sue will be dearly missed by a wide community of neighbors, friends and family. Even as her capacities were diminished by Lewy Body Dementia, Sue maintained her humor and generous spirit. When asked one day if she would like some freshly washed grapes or strawberries, she replied, "I'd like some grapes and somesome mixed blessings." A service celebrating Sue's life and friendships will be held Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 2:00 PM at the Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street, Newtown, CT. All are welcome to attend a reception at the church immediately following the service. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cyrenius H. Booth Library, 25 Main St., Newtown, CT 06470 (203) 426-4533; Bryn Mawr College, 101 North Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, (610) 526-5000; or Heifer International, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202, (800) 422-0474. The Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown is assisting the family.



Suzanne Seeger DONNELL

DONNELL, Suzanne Seeger June 18, 1921- October 7, 2010 Sue Donnell of Escondido passed away peacefully on October 7th. Sue was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio where she attended the University of Toledo, graduating in Fine Arts, Literature and French. After college, to the protestations of her family, Sue enlisted in the U.S. Army as one of the first 300 women officers in what was to become the W.A.C., Women's Army Corps. She served in the Pentagon, and in her spare time, took flying lessons and flew single-engine planes. She was then transferred to Camp Stoneman in Pittsburg, California where she met Lt. Colonel John Birney Donnell, whom she married after the termination of WW II. Sue and John lived in La Canada-Flintridge, CA where she was active in the PTA in local schools, and in the Assistance League of Flintridge. She was a talented artist and seamstress, an avid golfer, and a soprano in the church choir. She also excelled at swimming and sailing, and especially enjoyed summers with family at Clark Lake, MI. At John's retirement in 1980 they moved to Escondido, CA where they had a small avocado grove. In 1981, Sue was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis which eventually caused her to require a wheelchair. This did not confine her, though, as throughout the rest of her life she remained a pillar of energy, optimism and good cheer. Sue was self-sufficient and independent, attending various social and community functions. For the last 12 years of her life she lived at Redwood Town Court retirement home, where she attended classes and performance events, swam regularly in the pool, and always worked a volunteer job. She was known for her positive and generous spirit. Sue is survived by her sister Doris St. Clair of Bend, OR; her two children, Kathleen Donnell of Oakland, CA, Michael Donnell of Van Nuys, CA, and her stepdaughter Sheila Donnell of Fort Myers, FL;. five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Celebration of her Life will be held on Sunday, November 28 at 3:00 PM, at Mike's home at 14638 Cohasset Street., Van Nuys, CA 91405; phone: 323-633-4557. Donations on Sue's behalf may be made to: National MS Society Pacific South Coast Chapter 5950 La Place Court, Suite 200 Carlsbad, CA 92008 800-344-4867




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Taylor, George Michael

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

George Michael Taylor 4-29-49 Resident of Vallejo Native of Berkeley, CA. Passed away Sunday, 11/14/2010. Services Wednesday at Fouche's Funeral Home, 3665 Telegraph Ave., .....



Thelma Blake

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,



Theodore Burton DuFrain

Aug. 31, 1929- Nov. 13, 2010, Theodore Burton DuFrain, 81 of Oxnard, passed away peacefully at home on the morning of Nov. 13, 2010 due to complications of Parkinson's disease., A resident of Oxnard for 41 years, Ted was born in Billings, Mont., to Theodore Delphis DuFrain and California native Hazel Winifred Williams. The family was traveling at the time of his birth. Ted attended various schools throughout the west and graduated from Sacramento Adult Evening High School. In 1946, he joined the US Marine Corps at the age of 17., After serving four years, Ted was discharged and returned home to Sacramento and a new job with the state, working in the emerging field of data entry. It was at this new job that he met, fell in love with, and married Claudine Helen DuFrain on June 10, 1950 at St. Francis Catholic church, Sacramento. The newlyweds honeymooned in San Francisco and Santa Cruz. Their time together was short, however, as the Korean conflict soon erupted and Ted was called back to active duty., Ted served in Korea from September 1950 to March 1951. Ted was awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart for conspicuous gallantry in action and wounds received in combat. His unit, D company, 2nd Bat., 7th Reg., 1st Marines, received a Presidential Unit Citation for meritorious action. Due to the severity of his wounds, Ted was honorably discharged from the Corps in May 1951., Returning home, Ted was greeted by Claudine, his wife of less than a year, and the first of their six children, Timothy, all of three months old. Ted pursued several private endeavors but eventually found his way back to military life. He joined the Navy in 1956 and embarked on a career that would span 16 years of global travel that included trips to Europe, Australia and Asia, including combat off the coast of Vietnam. During his naval tenure, Ted served on submarines, destroyers and navel support vessels. He retired from naval service in October 1972 and returned home to his family and the start of a new chapter in is life., Never an idle man, Ted would engage in many activities and hobbies for the remainder of life. Among these were a love of motorcycles and bicycles, shortwave radio, crossword puzzles, working as an armed guard and his service to his church and God. It was in that service to our Lord that Ted, along with his wife Claudine, found the most reward and fulfillment. They often served together as Eucharistic ministers, CCD instructors, and willing special events volunteers., Ted was very proud of being a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus, belonging to chapters in Ventura and Milwaukee, Wis. Ted was preceded in death by his father, Theodore; his mother, Hazel; and his stepmother, Frances., He is survived by Claudine, his wife of 60 years; his sister, Joan Martin and husband Thomas of Pullman, Wash.; his sons, Timothy and companion Nancy of Pensacola, Fla., Frank and companion Cathy of Seattle, Wash., William and wife Kerry of Oxnard; and his daughters, Susan and fianc Albert of Camarillo, Mary Bonney and husband Lawrence of Redding, and Ann DuFrain of Oxnard. Ted also leaves behind grandchildren, Ari, Frank, Johanna, Nicole, Shaun, Adam, Christopher, Marc; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews., Dad was always there to help, whether it be housing, advice and counsel, or instruction in a variety of subjects from religious training to auto mechanics, to house painting and plumbing. He provided financial assistance and even stern admonishment when it was so often called for. But Dad was always there for us, and always tried to teach us what family meant, through words and deeds. It is now these memories that we will cherish. He was our Husband, Brother, Father, Dad, Grandfather, Great-grandfather, Uncle and Grand-Uncle. He was the link to our past and the foundation of our future and he will be with us always., Visitation: 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, Rosary at 7 p.m. at Funeraria Del Angel/Conrad-Carroll, 401 W. Channel Islands Blvd. Oxnard. Funeral mass: 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22 at Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 463 W. Pleasant Valley Rd., Oxnard. Internment: 10:30 a.m. at Santa Clara Cemetery, 2370 North H St., Oxnard.



Theresa Ann Costello

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 children 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."



Thomas Michael Chisholm

Thomas MichaelChisholm, cherished son of Michael and Ruth (Kratky) Chishlom of Trumbull, went to the Lord, November 17, 2010. Little Tommy was a lively, happy little boy that was much loved by his family. Tommy's brilliant blue eyes, platnium blonde hair, infectious laugh, and smile that would light up a room will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all those who had the pleasure of knowing him. He touched so many lives in such a short period of time. Tommy was a big boy with an even bigger heart and brought love, happiness, smiles, and pure joy to any and everyone. In addition to his parents,, he is survived by his paternal grandmother, Mary Chisholm of Easton; his maternal grandmother, Nancy Kratky of Eastport, Maine; his stepbrother, Zachary Hill; his stepsister, Anna Hill, both of Trumbull; his aunts and uncles, Stephen and Hillary Kratky, Kathy and Kenneth Mott, Sally and Patrick Russell, James and Kristen Chisholm, Barbara and Neil Erian, Christina Chisholm and Michael Stramandinoli; and a host of cousins. He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Roderick Chisholm and his maternal grandfather, Joseph Kratky. Friends are invited to attend his funeral services on Tuesday at 10 a.m. DIRECTLY at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 190 Shelton Rd., Trumbull. Interment will be private. Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Cyril F. Mullins Trumbull Funeral Home, 399 White Plains Rd., Trumbull. Memorial contributions may be made to Bridgeport Hospital Foundation, 267 Grant Street, Bridgeport, CT 06610. To make an on line condolences please visit www., . The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to the Trumbull EMS, Police, Fire Dep't, Dive Team and all neighboring towns who responded. They also thank the entire staff at Bridgeport Hospital and their many friends and family who have supported them during their time of need.



Torres, Ellen

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Ellen Torres July 27, 1924 - Nov. 18, 2010 Resident of Hayward Ellen Torres passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 18, 2010 after a .....



Venancio Almara DeGuzman

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,, 



Volasgis, Vera

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Vera Volasgis of Hayward , CA Expired on Friday November 12, 2010. Services will be held at Baker Mortuary on November 22, 2010 at .....




William Andridge After a courageous and determined fight against leukemia Bill finally succumbed on November 16, 2010. Bill was born on June 22, 1944 to Esther and Theron Andridge in Battle Creek, Michigan. The first twenty years of his life were spent growing up in Battle Creek. In 1962 he graduated from Lakeview High School. These years laid the foundation for his sturdy Mid-West principles that would never leave him. In 1965, like so many others, Bill moved west and landed in Mill Valley. Despite those Mid-West principles this would mark a love affair with Marin County and the Bay Area. It was in 1965 that Bill met Tony Houston and this would be the beginning of a 45 year friendship of the strongest sort. Bill attended College of Marin and received his A.A. degree in 1966. Unfortunately he also received his draft notice that fall. From 1967 until June of '69 Bill proudly served his country in the U.S., . The last 13 months were spent in Vietnam. In the fall of 1969 he started towards a Business degree at SFSU. After college Bill found himself working for the U.S. Postal Service. A few years later, Bill came to the conclusion that this wasn't for him. The decision was made to enter the business world. Software sales were first but soon he settled into his real passion: banking and finance. Here he found great satisfaction with his accomplishments. Bill's unflinching integrity made him the perfect Loan Officer for a loan and advice. Mid life crisis? Nope! Bill examined his life and decided to make some changes. He quit drinking and smoking. No 12 step program, just quit! What better reflection on his strength of character than that. Bill's passions and interests were many. Bill loved to hike the many trails of Mt. Tam and pheasant hunting at his Black Point Club. He loved to wet the fishing line while sitting on a dock and conversing with his friend Tony, jazz would be playing and the world's problems would be solved. Story telling is an art and Bill was an artist. Every one looks for a great sale but Bill was the master. When you went anywhere with Bill you always were able to park in front! For Bill's extended family they always thought of Uncle Bill when looking for that elusive parking spot. More often than not, it worked. He had many wonderful relationships; none as meaningful as his beloved Ruth Perez. Bill and Ruth spent many years of comfortable companionship. His devotion to his mother, Esther, was a role model for everyone. Tom Nowell, who was a father to Bill for most of his life, was a great inspiration to Bill and they spent many a happy day at Tom's cabin at Clear Lake. Bill was preceded in death by his father, Theron. He is survived by his mother, Esther, Thom Nowell II and his three sons, Tom III, Ronnie, and Dan (Sean) Nowell, and Beverly and Tony Houston and their seven children to whom he was always Uncle Bill. If you want to make a donation in Bill's honor please consider his favorite charity Warm Wishes ( To all of Bill's many friends there will be a celebration of Bill's remarkable life. The date and location are pending.




1923-2010 Claremont resident William Lambert Lyon passed away November 3. Bill was born in Chicago, Illinois, on November 28, 1923, to Dr. Will F. and Alice T. Lyon. His father was hired as a surgeon by the International Harvester company, and became the company's medical director. Bill Lyon spent summers at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, served in the U. S. Navy during



Wade Hider

Wade J. Hider Sept. 5, 1938 - Nov. 17, 2010 Wade was a proud native of San Francisco. Loving partner of Anita Blaylock for over 33 years. Cherished father of Starlene (Marcello). Proud grandfather of Jr. and Maricella. Beloved son of Adele and the late Fred Hider. Dear brother of Linda Navin and the late Diane Ray. Adored uncle of 2 nephews and 3 nieces. Friends are invited to attend the Memorial Service on Sunday Nov. 28, 2010 at 2:00PM at Valente Marini Perata & Co. 4840 Mission St., SF. Donations preferred to the



Wanda Mae Greer

Wanda Mae Greer May 17, 1930 - November 19, 2010 Viewing will be Monday, Nov. 22, from 5-7 p.m., with Memorial service on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 10:00 a.m., at Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary.



Warren Vance

WARREN L. VANCE August 12, 1939 ~ November 11th, 2010 Warren L. Vance, 71, passed away at his home in Moreno Valley on Thursday November 11th, 2010 (Veteran\'s Day), with his family by his side. He was born in Medway, Maine to Charles and Lulu Vance (both deceased). Warren was preceded in death by his brother Charles and a sister Marilyn. He leaves behind his greatest love and devoted wife Sharon, of almost 50 years, sister Shirley and brother Wayne (Bonnie). Warren and Sharon have 3 children all whom reside in Moreno Valley. Tammy Brandon, Michael Vance (Kari) and Vicky Curow (Troy), 9 grandchildren Amanda Nestra (Dutch), Kari, Mariesa, & Stephanie Brandon, Candice Hare (Chris), Kristi & Jay Vance, Cody & Casey Curow. Warren also had 3 dogs, Sonny, Sandy and Cassie. He was a very proud husband, father and grandfather loved by all for his charm, intellect, singing, support and love. Warren was involved with the Indian Guides with his son years ago, a member of/and past president of the Morning



Wayne W. Ford

WAYNE W. FORD MAY 18, 1942 - NOV 19, 2010 Wayne William Ford, 68 of Hilmar passed away Thursday at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock. He is survived by his son, James B. Ford, his mother, Mildred Ford, his siblings, Kenneth Ford, Norma Ford and Joneta Ford, and his aunt, Eva Clark. Visitation will be held from Noon to 7pm, Monday, Nov. 22 at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd. in Turlock. A funeral will be held at 10:00am Tuesday, Nov. 23, also at Turlock Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park in Hughson. Please share your memories and condolences at:,



Weichhart, John Marsh

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

John Marsh Weichhart Sept. 20 1924 - Nov. 14 2010 Former Resident of Alameda Died peacefully in his sleep after a long battle suffering .....



Willene Gardner Schmitt

Aug. 24, 1923- Nov. 11, 2010, Our gracious, witty southern lady has left us. There is a Willene sized hole in our hearts and lives. This warm and wonderful woman worked Ventura real estate for 30 years (mid 60s-mid 90s) as a well respected professional. Her greatest efforts were helping first time buyers find their home., She served on many committees at the Board of Realtors. She was a longtime member of El Camino Women's Club, and a 51-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Her spirit of voluntarism led her into many areas including Ventura Chamber Women's Division, the Boys and Girls Club serving on the board for many years, she was Guardian of Job's Daughters, and most recently an active member of LOS, Jamil Court where she took part in their clown group that entertains hospitalized children and she was known as "Cricket.", She was born in Atlanta, Ga., to William Hill Gardner and Laura Eloise Smith., She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund "Gunner" Schmitt; her daughter, Wendy Schmitt Driscoll; and son-in-law, John Driscoll., She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Collett (Edward); her son, William Schmitt (Rosie); seven grandchildren: Jeff Collett (Kim), Ben Collett (Amanda), David Driscoll (Christina), Brandon Schmitt (Marlar), Cory Schmitt (Debra), Edmund and Rebekah Schmitt; and six great-grandchildren., Internment will be at Ivy Lawn Cemetery., In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Braille Institute of Orange County where she received so much help and support and where she made many friends, or to Shriners Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.



William Autry

William Alen Autry, Resident of San Jose, Born May 19, 1921, Died October 16, 2010, Bill was born in Santa Rosa, California on May 19, 1921. He graduated from University of Pacific. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1942 and was discharged in 1946. Bill was an accomplished musician and played in several major bands in the San Francisco area. He became a school teacher and taught in the San Jose School District for twenty two years., He is survived by his wife of fifty one years, Chrystene Jones Autry, his daughter and son-in-law Amelia and Harry Turiello, two grandsons Anthony and Dean Turiello, seven great grandchildren and daughter Diane Autry. He will be missed.



William Bradford Blackwell

William Bradford "Brad" Blackwell, age 62 passed away at his home in Austin, Texas on July 11, 2010 after a lengthy illness. He was the son of Commander William P. Blackwell and Dorothy E. Blackwell., Brad is survived by his ex-wife Monica, his most beloved daughter Barbara, his sister BJ, his brother Robert, his nephew Tim, and his nieces Marlo and Tessa., Born in California, Brad grew up in Oxnard ad Hawaii, graduating from Hueneme High School. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and loved him., Brad will be buried alongside his mother during graveside memorial services at Ivy Lawn Cemetery, 11 a.m. on November 23, 2010.



William Frederick Johnson

1921-2010, William (Bill) Johnson, 89, of Camarillo, Calif., passed away peacefully on Nov. 15, 2010 with his family by his side., He is preceded in death by his wife, Helen (Nellie); his sisters, Dorothy, Ellen and a sister at birth; and his brothers, Henry, Albert, Michael, and Richard., He is survived by his sister, Lorraine; his brother, Harvey; along with his three sons, William, Edward and Robert. He has six grandchildren: Theresa (Johnson) Burgess, Rhonda (Johnson) David, Julie (Johnson) Urbaniak, Michael Johnson, Kacie (Johnson) Watson, Rebecca Johnson; along with seven great-grandchildren: Laurissa, Paul, Helen, Sydney, Grace, Landan, and Alison., Bill was born on March 20, 1921 in Chicago, Ill. He married Helen Kelly on Jan. 10, 1942, a marriage that lasted over 52 years. He then served his country in Europe during WWII. He moved his family from Chicago, Ill., to Muskegon, Mich., in 1954 and came to Camarillo in 1977. His expertise was in the foundry industry where he spent over 50 plus years retiring from PAC Foundries, in Port Hueneme, as the plant manager for their steel division in 1992. Bill was noted for his love for his family and great humor. He will always be remembered for his continual willingness to give his wisdom and advice, noting that he was never wrong., A memorial and graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18 at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park.



William Harris

William Fred Harris, Resident of Mountain View, Born in San Jose, William attended Jefferson School in Santa Clara and graduated from Sunnyvale High School. After serving in the National Guard, he was devoted to his job as an architectural draftsman with expertise in civil and mechanical engineering. He also worked in Saudi Arabia for Bechtel for a few years and lived in San Diego for 20 years. He also enjoyed traveling and model car collecting as hobbies., William is survived by his sister Nancy (Bill) Schott, and his 3 nephews, Robert, Cary, and Ken. Service privately held.



William Henry Chandler Jr.

Mr. William Henry Chandler, Jr., 79, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home in Ventura on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 at 10:25 a.m., with his wife (Terry) by his side., William was born Aug. 31, 1931 in Mayfield, Ky. He was the youngest of five children with four sisters, Lillybelle, Martha, Henrietta, Mary John. As a young boy William served as an alter boy at Saint Joseph's Church in Mayfield, Ky. He was a 1950 graduate from Central High School in Akron, Ohio, he then attended Kent State University., In January 1951 he joined the United States Navy and performed as a sonar man. While in the Navy he met and married Terry (Akizuki) in Yokohama, Japan on Dec. 20,1954. He then was honorably discharged First Class Petty Officer December 1956. In April 1961 he began his Civil Service career at Edwards Air Force Base as an electronics technician, and transferred to the Pacific Missile Range, Point Mugu working in the areas of Electronic Warfare from April 1969 to June 1973 as well as Missile Testing and Telemetry Collection when he then retired in March 1980. He loved to travel and was an avid photographer. William was a loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather., He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Terry Chandler of Ventura; son, William L. Chandler of Simi Valley; daughter, Denise (Robert) Beltran of Ventura; adopted daughter, Chandler Wiland; surviving sisters, Mary John Kimble of Ohio, and Henrietta Grey of Florida; 10 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild., Funeral Services will be held at Griffin Family Funeral Chapels, 1075 East Daily Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010, phone 482-1166, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010 at 3 p.m.



William Homer Coburn

Sunday, November 21, 2010 3:00 AM 

Born March 2, 1928, William Homer Coburn was reunited with his bride of 58 years Friday Nov. 5, 2010. Annie Marie Coburn went to be with the Lord on March 4, 2008. She and Bill are again together fore 



William J. Matty

William J. Matty, lovingly known as Billy, of Brookfield , beloved son of Bill Matty and the late Carol (Bene) Matty, and stepson of Susan Matty, died peacefully at his home on Friday, November 19th. He was born in Manchester on March 18, 1962 and was a graduate of New Milford High School , Class of 1981. Billy was a full time volunteer staff member at the Brookfield YMCA. He proudly received the Volunteer of the Year Award and Certificate which was presented to him by Congresswoman Nancy Johnson in March of 2006. Previously, he worked for The Bristol Co. in Waterbury from 1982 until 1988, and volunteered at the New Milford Animal Welfare from 1990 until 2003. Billy was happiest going to work and being with his coworkers and YMCA members, who he loved dearly. He was an avid Star Trek fan, loved cats, and was a PEZ collector extraordinaire. He also enjoyed an occasional cigar. He disliked suits, ties and tight shoes; he loved slip on shoes, dungarees, and his YMCA Staff shirts. In addition to his father and stepmother, Bill and Susan, he will be sadly missed by his brother, Michael Matty and his wife, Jeanne of MA; his two nieces, Emmie and Siobhan Matty; his grandmother, Ethel Bene of Stratford; and his aunt, Irene Hart of Stratford. He is also survived by his dear cousins, Tom and Jon Borysiewicz of Bethel; his loyal friend, George Malash of New Milford; and his beloved cat, Piggy. He was predeceased by his mother, Carol; his grandfather, Joe Bene; his grandparents, Bill and Jean Matty; his aunt and Godmother, Trish Matty; and his aunt, Jan Borysiewicz. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 23rd at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Brookfield. Cremation will take place at the direction of the family. The family will receive friends at the Brookfield Funeral Home, 786 Federal Road, Brookfield, on Monday between the hours of 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial Contributions in his memory may be made to the Greenknoll YMCA, Brookfield Commons Unit B21, Brookfield, CT 06804 To light a candle of hope and remembrance please visit our website at



William James Bullis (Featured)

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William Robert Armstrong Sr.

CORPORAL WILLIAM ROBERT ARMSTRONG, SR. Passed away peacefully on November 15, 2010 in Riverside, California. Bill was born in Leavittsburg, Ohio on July 31, 1924 to William Harry and Lorna Mae Haynie Armstrong. Bill was a veteran of 



William Robert Coon

WILLIAM ROBERT COON MAR 6, 1921 - NOV 15, 2010 Bob lived all of his life in Riverbank. He was a paper boy for the Modesto Bee. He worked on the Santa Fe Railroad. He was a barber in Riverbank for 60 years. Bob graduated from Oakdale High School where he played Varsity Football and played Violin in the Orchestra. Bob served in the seabees in, . He was a volunteer fireman for the city of Riverbank, member of the Masonic Lodge, was past president of the Lions Club. Bob leaves his second wife Pat, daughters Carolyn (Coon) Avila, Judy (Coon) Riise, Roberta (Coon) Humphrey, Robert W Coon 11 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren 1 great-great grandchild. In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial donation to: Veteran's of Foreign Wars National Headquarters, 406 W. 34th Street, Kansas City, Missouri, 64111



William W. Peterson

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Williams, Charles Wyatt

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Charles Wyatt Williams Fomerly of Oakland Charles, age 49, Greer, SC husband of Ellen Surrell Williams, died Thursday, November 18, 2010. Born in Lancaster, ..... 



Williams, Harry Frazier

Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00 AM 

Harry Frazier Williams May 17, 1942 - Nov. 10, 2010 Resident of Oakland Harry Frazier Williams was born to Elijah and Lela Frazier Williams. ..... 




Yone Haydee Marcinowski Passed away on November 13th, 2010 at the age of 86 with her daughter by her side. Yone was a 57 year resident of San Rafael. She was born in Peru, South America, and came to the Bay Area in 1953 with the love of her life, Henry, an American Navigator in the Merchant Marine Services. She fulfilled her dream of becoming an American Citizen, which was fitting because she was an English schoolteacher by profession. She said, "I had the best life!" She enjoyed family foremost, friends, social events and dancing, her pet "Cherry" and her many parakeets through the years. Her passion was sewing and traveling to Europe, as her son was stationed there. Yone would light up the room with her confidence and joy. She is survived by her Son: Colonel Richard Marcinowski and wife Linda; children Christina and Michelle; daughter Joan Brenta and husband Tony, children Julia and Andrew. Friends and Family are invited for a Gathering in her Honor at home of Joan Brenta, 35 Karl Ave, San Anselmo on Sunday the November 28th from 12:30 to 3:30 pm. (459-7998). An intention mass is scheduled at St. Isabella's Church in Terra Linda on December 8th at 9:00 AM. The Family suggests remembering Hospice by the Bay of Marin if making a donation.